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    A Super-Spicy Plant Could Help End the Opioid Crisis
    It's 10,000 times hotter than the world's hottest pepper.
    Kristin Houser, November 16th 2018
    https://futurism.com/pain-relief-resiniferatoxin-rtx

    "You probably don’t go around biting into plants covered in needles. But if you happened to chomp down on Euphorbia resinifera, a cactus-like plant also known as the resin spurge, you’d seriously regret it — and not for the reason you might think.

    The plant’s active ingredient, resiniferatoxin (RTX), is incredibly spicy — a full 10,000 times hotter than the world’s hottest pepper on the scale used to measure hotness. But in an ironic twist, RTX could actually be the future of pain relief.

    According to a newly published story in WIRED, researchers across the globe have taken a keen interest in RTX as a painkiller.

    They’ve discovered that, when injected into the body, the chemical binds to TRPV1, a molecule found in the nerve endings that sense pain. This opens a channel in the nerve ending that calcium can then flow through. This calcium overload deactivates the pain-sensing nerve without affecting other sensory neurons, such as those that allow a person to feel a light touch.

    RTX researcher Michael Iadarola has tested RTX on dogs, injecting the chemical into the animals’ knees to alleviate joint pain, with promising results.

    “It is profoundly effective there, and lasts much, much longer than I might have expected, maybe a median of 5 months before the owners of the dogs asked for reinjection,” he told WIRED. “The animals went from basically limping to running around.”

    Besides simply being effective, RTX has numerous benefits over existing painkillers: It doesn’t require frequent dosing, targets only the area causing pain, and doesn’t produce a potentially addictive high.

    If the powerful chemical becomes widely available for human use, it could eventually begin to replace opioids as the go-to medication for addressing major pain issues — helping society address its major opioid addiction issue in the process."

    This Chemical is so Hot it Destroys Nerve Endings - In a Good Way
    MATT SIMON, 11.14.1808:00 AM
    https://www.wired.com/story/resiniferatoxin/

    Hotter than Hot Tamales, Apparently
    by unsubstantiatednonsense 7 hr
    https://imgur.com/gallery/ecc0h9g

    Plant-based chemical shows potential as pain-controlling opioid substitute
    UFHealth
    Published on Mar 30, 2018
    As the nation wrestles with a mounting opioid crisis that claims thousands of lives each year, a group that includes a University of Florida Health researcher has found that a chemical in a cactus-like plant delivers long-lasting pain relief and shows potential as an opioid substitute.
    The chemical, known as resiniferatoxin or RTX, effectively reduced pain in rats, dogs and one human patient. Researchers found that a single dose of the drug provided weeks or months of pain relief without affecting sensations such as vibration and touch. The findings were published recently in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.
     
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    Are We All Related?
     
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    The Forgotten Flying Saucer Man of Silicon Valley
    Bloomberg
    Published on Nov 19, 2018
    Alexander Weygers, a Renaissance man in the mold of the tech industry’s stated ideal, inspired an art dealer to become an acolyte. In this Hello World short, Ashlee Vance visits the dealer whose curiosity about Weygers has evolved into an obsession.


    No Limits: The Legend of Alexander Weygers
    Weygers Foundation
    Published on May 24, 2017
    In this documentary short, filmmaker Marilyn Getas-Byrne reveals for the first time the true story of Alexander Weygers, the enigmatic artist who invented the first flying saucer and pioneered the sustainability movement. One writer called his story "the greatest science fiction of all time - if only it was fiction." Around the time of World War II, there was an international space race to invent a VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Land) machine. Among other things, this machine could be used to evacuate prisoners from concentration camps. The winner of this space race was not a white-coated military scientist, but Weygers, a classically trained artist living on a powerless homestead in Carmel Valley, California. Without the benefit of so much as an overhead lamp, Weygers patented the Discopter, making him the father of the bubble-top flying saucer image that became ubiquitous in popular culture. At the same time, this modern Leonardo was using all he learned from 20th century masters to create sculptures and other art of unparalleled beauty - none of which he ever sold to the public for fear that his work would become compromised by the establishment. Instead he chose to live and work off the grid in a studio and house built entirely from recycled materials. He ate gopher stew and dandelion soup, invented and created, and before long he was discovered by thousands of students who flocked to his property to learn about his way of life. For the first time, the Weygers story is told on film in "No Limits: The Legend of Alexander Weygers." Weygers is also the subject of the book "LIFT: Seven Lessons for Innovators from an Otherworldly Thinker."
     
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    “A Global Shortage” — The Wall Street Journal
    This Tiny “Chip” Could Render ALL Your Electronic Devices OBSOLETE
    ONE Simple Move Could Make You 1,343% or More in the Next Few Months...
    [​IMG]https://www.angelnexus.com/o/web/185706

    Dear Reader,

    See this tiny “chip”? This one right here...

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    It’s less than a quarter of a millimeter in length.

    No bigger than a grain of rice, it’s barely visible to the naked eye.

    But don’t let its size fool you...
     
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    Fishon I Will Close You

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    That's one sketchy website- $99 for some stock promotion newsletter. :no:

    Had you gotten into all three of these stocks, you could’ve banked combined gains of 1,725%. That would turn $10,000 into $182,500 profits. I think you could see your position soar by 1,343% or more... very rapidly...

    or not. lol If he really believes this, why spend the time pitching this to others for $99 a pop when he should be investing in it himself? Stock promoters are hilarious.

    "Competition for the component will remain fierce"
    — Ace Research Institute

    Googling Ace Research Institute and nothing comes up. lol I guess he's the institute. :p


    Edit: Here's a little better article about the component: https://www.ttiinc.com/content/ttii...ye/categories/passives/me-zogbi-20170602.html

    WSJ is blocked for me.
     
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    FIRST RIDE INSIDE ELON MUSK'S BORING TUNNEL!
     
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    Amazing!!!!!!

     
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    Scary Things Alexa & Siri Say Are Cause For Concern
    Slapped Ham
    Published on Dec 15, 2018
    From Alexa laughing & making scary comments to Siri siding with robots, these scary things Alexa & Siri say are cause for concern.


    SOURCES:
    1. Alexa confesses to CIA involvement https://youtu.be/nWlkxdrx44E

    DISCONNECT Alexa Right Now...
    secureteam10
    Published on May 25, 2018

    Old Hickory 7 months ago
    "Extremely rare occurrence that Alexa sent the recorded conversation to a private individual, it should have went to the NSA like it normally does."

    Stephen English 7 months ago
    "By looking in to it, Amazon means they are fixing the malformed code that is causing the devices to send the recordings to the wrong addy. It’s hard to believe that the ai singularity would occur on such a simple device. Much more likely that this a real conspiracy foiled by bad code"

    DON'T Say This To Amazon Alexa (EXTREMELY TERRIFYING)
    TechSmartt
    Published on Apr 14, 2017

    C- lock 1 year ago
    "People in the sixties: the government will wiretap your home
    People now: Hey wiretap, can cats eat pancakes?"

    siouxsielover88 1 month ago
    "I think what Alexa is trying to say by shutting off is I can neither deny nor confirm that, but we all know it's true."

    Jumbra 1 week ago
    "It has to always listen to your conversation so it knows when you say “Alexa”"
     
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