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Head Transplant On Human Scheduled For 2017 Anonymous 05/14/2016 (Sat) 13:23:00 [Preview] No. 27 [Reply]
Heavily criticised Neurosurgion, Sergio Canavero, has made claims to be able to carry out the first ever human head transplant by the end of 2017. Dr Canavero is Director of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, a think tank devoted to the advancement of brain stimulation. By the age of 27, he had planned out the central for the operation.

Although data for the research undertaken has not yet been published (the prominent reason for close scrutiny by his peers), Dr Canavero and his team have released images and video documenting the successful transplantation of a the heads of a monkey and mice.

The transplant on the unfortunate monkey was reportedly a success without any neurological complications, however, was put to sleep after just 20 hours for ethical reasons.

Valery Spiridonov, who suffers from Werdnig-Hoffmann disease, has agreed to be the first human patient to undergo the radical procedure.
Procedure Of The Head Transplant

The basics of head transplant procedure are outlined here. In order for the procedure to work, Dr Canavero will cool down the donor body to 12˚C to ensure the cells last longer than a few minutes without oxygen.

The tissue around the neck will then be cut, along with the major blood vessels that will linked to tiny tubes. The spinal cord on each patient will then be cleanly severed after the receiving patient is anaesthetized.

At this point, the receiving patients head is ready to be moved, and the two ends of the spinal cord are fused using a chemical called polyethylene glycol.

After the muscles and blood supply are successfully reconnected on the donor body, the patient will kept in a medical induced coma for a month to limit movement of the newly fused neck, while electrodes stimulate the spinal cord to strengthen its new connections.

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Anonymous 05/14/2016 (Sat) 14:14:46 [Preview] No. 28 del
>>27
but who's donating the body


Anonymous 05/15/2016 (Sun) 19:54:36 [Preview] No. 42 del
>>27
Why not post the entire pic. Also, post numbers make me think this board started yesterday or something? I'm here because 8chan is down the shitter.


Anonymous 05/15/2016 (Sun) 19:58:46 [Preview] No. 43 del
>>42

For some reason, when I got the picture, that was all it gave me.

Also welcome! Yes /n/ on 8chan is terrible.


Anonymous 05/15/2016 (Sun) 19:59:29 [Preview] No. 44 del
>>43
It'll get just as bad here because the jews are coming.



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Chicago Students Now Required To Adopt Transgender Newspeak Anonymous 05/14/2016 (Sat) 02:58:24 [Preview] No. 11 [Reply]
http://archive.is/t1eKV

Under a new set of guidelines rolled out last week by Chicago public schools, children will now be required to address transgender students and employees by their preferred name and pronouns — or face the consequences.

Transgender students and employees can choose their preferred bathroom, locker room, name and pronouns, and everyone else is required to affirm the individual’s new identity, according to the guidelines.

Trangender students and adults in the CPS system can require their peers to adopt gender neutral terminology, such as using the pronoun “ze” instead of the usual “he” or “she.”
“Preferred Gender Pronoun (PGP) is the pronoun or set of pronouns that an individual would like others to use when talking to or referring to that individual,” the guidelines state.

“Common examples include, ‘they,’ ‘their,’ ‘ze,’ ‘he’ and ‘she.'”
Students or employees who consciously use the “wrong” pronouns will be in violation of school policies on comprehensive non-discrimination, Title IX and sexual harassment, and student code of conduct.

According to the new guidelines:

> the intentional or persistent refusal by students or school staff to respect a student’s gender identity (for example, intentionally referring to the student by a name or pronoun that does not correspond to the student’s gender identity) is a violation of these Guidelines, the Student Code of Conduct, and Comprehensive Non-Discrimination, Title IX and Sexual Harassment Policy.

CPS warns that “violations will result in appropriate consequences for offending staff and students.”

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Anonymous 05/14/2016 (Sat) 12:19:22 [Preview] No. 23 del
So people are now FORCED to Lie - that's pretty damn Orwellian.


Anonymous 05/14/2016 (Sat) 12:29:11 [Preview] No. 24 del
>Preferred Gender Pronoun (PGP)

I will forever feel cringe when I speak of PGP Encryption now.

Thanks, Chicago!


Anonymous 05/15/2016 (Sun) 01:36:02 [Preview] No. 34 del
>>24
Take it as a lesson to not accept every damn thing as an acronym. Denominations that need it end up shadowed by banal shit that won't be named or remembered for long.



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White House: Every Student Should Have Access To Bathroom Of Choice Anonymous 05/14/2016 (Sat) 03:01:12 [Preview] No. 13 [Reply]
The Obama administration is defending its decision to open up school bathrooms to students of the opposite sex, arguing that it was an effort to provide more “security” and “dignity” to students across the country.

“Every student should have access to facilities that everybody else has access to,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest explained to reporters today. “No one should be discriminated against because of who they are.”

The new rules issued by the Department of Education, Earnest explained, should be considered as “guidance” for school administrators.

He suggested that administrators, students, or parents who were upset with the ruling should not feel forced to use shared bathrooms in public schools.

“No student is forced to use shared facilities, and if there are alternate facilities available, that are made available by administrators, then every student should have access to those facilities as well.”

Earnest scolded critics who opposed he guidance from the administration, particularly Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, who called the letter “blackmail.”

“I think this does underscore the risk of electing a right-wing radio host to a statewide elected office,” Earnest replied, when asked to respond to Patrick’s defiance.

He also accused critics of wanting police officers to check people’s birth certificates before letting them use the bathroom.

“That doesn’t sound like small government to me,” he said. “It certainly sounds like a government intrusion to me.”

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Anonymous 05/14/2016 (Sat) 05:26:23 [Preview] No. 22 del
When I was in second grade the boys got banned from using the bathrooms unsupervised because of pee racing. Pee racers would line up on one side of the bathroom and run laps back and forth across it while peeing. If you ran out of pee, you had to stop running. With pee racing now becoming co-ed, there has never been a more exciting time for the development of the sport. I eagerly look forward to seeing how pee racing will progress in 2016.


Anonymous 05/14/2016 (Sat) 12:51:24 [Preview] No. 25 del
>>22

What the fuck did I just read? That sounds like something they'd do in India no offense.



North Bay nurse who snooped into 5,800 patients’ records gets four month suspension Anonymous 05/14/2016 (Sat) 03:34:08 [Preview] No. 20 [Reply]
The first person ever charged under Ontario’s health privacy law committed professional misconduct by snooping into the personal health records of 5,800 patients over six years, the College of Nurses of Ontario has ruled.

North Bay nurse Melissa McLellan was charged under the 2004 Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) in relation to the massive privacy breach, but her case was dismissed in January 2015 due to delay by Crown prosecutors.

In early April, 51-year-old McLellan appeared before a disciplinary panel of her regulatory professional body. As a result of the misconduct finding, she has lost her licence as a nurse for four months and receives a formal reprimand.

McLellan could not immediately be reached for comment by the Star. She admitted to professional misconduct at the hearing.

According to the College of Nurses of Ontario’s agreed upon statement of facts, submitted during the hearing, McLellan was fired in May 2011 from the hospital she had worked at since November 1999.

The name of the hospital is censored in this document, but McLellan filed a grievance against North Bay (Regional) Health Centre for letting her go and that arbitrator’s ruling is publicly available.

She also appeared on Ontario’s Sunshine List for 2008-2010, making slightly over $100,000 a year as a registered nurse at North Bay General Hospital, which merged with North East Mental Health Centre in 2011 to become the North Bay Regional Health Centre.
In the agreed upon statement of facts, McLellan acknowledges “it was her practice between 2005 and 2011, to routinely access electronic client records for clients who were not under her care.”

More: http://archive.is/64kXO



Chunks of Earth's Mantle Are 'Peeling Off' Anonymous 05/14/2016 (Sat) 03:15:59 [Preview] No. 16 [Reply]
An odd phenomenon may explain why the Southeastern United States has experienced recent earthquakes, even though the region sits snugly in the middle of a tectonic plate and not at the edges, where all the ground-shaking action usually happens.

This seismicity — or relatively frequent earthquakes — may be the result of areas along the bottom of the North American tectonic plate peeling off, the researchers said. And this peeling motion is likely to continue, leading to more earthquakes in the future, like the 2011 magnitude-5.8 temblor that shook the nation's capital. [Image Gallery: This Millennium's Destructive Earthquakes]

To figure out the cause of these earthquakes, Berk Biryol, a seismologist at UNC Chapel Hill, and colleagues created 3D images of the uppermost part of Earth's mantle, which is just below the crust and comprises the bottom of a tectonic plate. These tectonic plates scoot around atop a layer of warm, viscous fluid called the asthenosphere.

The resulting X-ray images revealed that the plate's thickness in the southeast United States was uneven, with thick regions of dense, old rock combined with thinner areas composed of younger rocks that were also less dense.

Here's what the researchers think caused the wonkiness: Over time, as new material was added to the plate and parts of the plate were pulled apart, areas of higher density formed. Gravity would have pulled down the denser areas into the mantle, and at some point chunks would have broken off to sink into the gooey asthenosphere below, the researchers speculated.

At the same time, to fill the void left by the chunks peeling off from the bottom of the plate, the lighter material in the asthenosphere would have moved up to fill in the space. That buoyant material then would have cooled to become the thinner, younger section of the plate.

Where parts of the plate broke off or peeled, it became thinner and more prone to slip along fault lines, thus causing seismic activity. Biryol estimates that this activity has occurred for the past 65 million years or so.

"These events, usually, when they occur, they occur over long periods of time. The geological time scale is millions of years," Biryol said.

While the research looks only at what has occurred in the past, and not what seismic activity there may be in the future, Biryol said people living in the Southeast don't need earthquake preparedness kits just yet.

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ISPs Are Now Forcing Cord Cutters To Subscribe To TV If They Want To Avoid Usage Caps Anonymous 05/14/2016 (Sat) 03:11:46 [Preview] No. 15 [Reply]
We've noted time and time again how broadband usage caps on fixed-line networks are arbitrary, unnecessary, and harm innovation. They're also a useful weapon against streaming video competitors, and the natural evolution of TV competition. Caps can be used to either punish users who try and cut the cord with higher prices, but they also allow ISPs to exempt their own streaming services from said caps (something currently being done by both Verizon and Comcast), thereby giving these services a distinct and unfair advantage in the market.

But broadband ISPs are now coming up with a new way of attacking cord cutters: forcing them to subscribe to television if they want to avoid usage caps.

Back in January, AT&T announced that the company would be happy to remove usage caps on its wireless network, but only if you subscribe to DirecTV or U-verse TV service. Then last month, AT&T carried this idea over to its fixed-line broadband network, announcing that it would be imposing new usage caps on its broadband users starting May 23. While AT&T says it will generously allow users to pay $30 more per month to avoid usage caps entirely, it also announced that users who subscribe to its TV services will be able to avoid usage caps entirely.

More: http://archive.is/5WI5G



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Target CEO Defends Pro-Transgender Policy, Stocks Crash Down Another $2 Billion Anonymous 05/14/2016 (Sat) 03:02:36 [Preview] No. 14 [Reply]
The CEO of retail giant Target is zig-zaging between the many customers who are angered by his decision to open single-sex bathrooms to the other sex, the gender-identity progressives who pushed for the disastrous transgender policy, and the Wall Street stock-pickers who have chopped roughly $4.5 billion off the company’s value.

“We’re going to continue to embrace our belief in diversity and inclusion, just how important that is to our company,”CEO Brian Cornell said in a May 11 appearance on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” business show. “But we’re also going to make sure our focus on safety is unwavering,” he added.

To mollify the public angered by his removal of single-sex restrooms and changing rooms, the company will add family bathrooms to all of its stores, he said.

> We’re committed over the next few months, to make sure every one of our stores has that option, because we want to make sure that our guests be welcomed in our stores. But if there’s a question of safety, I can tell you and others, our focus on safety is unwavering, and we want to make sure we provide a welcoming environment for all our guests, one that’s safe, one that’s comfortable.

But Cornell did not offer to return single-sex changing rooms, which is likely the most unnerving element in the company’s new open-door, pro-transgender agenda.
The company can’t easily add family changing-rooms without using up scarce space in their retail stores — and can’t reestablish single-sex changing-rooms without angering many progressive professionals in the media and fashion industries. Those progressives professionals would likely claim the company is unfairly “gender policing” its customers, even though transgender advocates say only 1 in every 300 Americans are transgender. Other estimates say the ratio is only 1 transgender for every 2,400 Americans.

So Cornell tried to reassure and flatter progressives about the justice of his company’s brand-damaging, revenue-reducing April 19 decision. “We took a stance,” Cornell said, as he suggested that single-sex bathrooms are just like a racist refusal to use African-Americans in commercial advertising in the 1960s.

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America's middle class is hollowing out in many cities Anonymous 05/14/2016 (Sat) 02:59:41 [Preview] No. 12 [Reply]
America's middle class is hollowing out.

In cities across the country from Seattle to Boston, the middle class is shrinking as more Americans either climb up into higher income brackets or slip further into lower income groups, according to Pew Research Center data released this week. In nine out of 10 cities, there are fewer middle-class families since 2000.

"These trends in the middle class are reflective of rising income inequality," said Rakesh Kochhar, associate director of research at the Pew Research Center. "This trend has been part and parcel of the national economy for the last 30 to 40 years."

From 2000 to 2014, the share of adults living in middle income households fell in 203 of 229 U.S. metropolitan areas, according to Pew's analysis of government data.

While it's known that rising income disparity is fueling the shrinking middle, the new analysis shows this national trend playing out in many cities — with the middle-class decline described as "often substantial," according to the report.

The drop in the middle-class share measured 6 percentage points or more in 53 metro areas, compared with a four-point drop nationally.

Drilling down further, the new data reveals the availability of a skilled local workforce and high quality jobs, whether tied to technology or the oil industry, can make or break the ability of families to accumulate wealth.

"Being skilled is useful," Kochhar said. "High tech will always rule up the income ladder. And global changes matter," he said.

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Wendy's to roll out self-service kiosks nationwide Anonymous 05/14/2016 (Sat) 02:55:52 [Preview] No. 8 [Reply]
Following $15 minimum wage hike legislation in New York City and in California, fast food chain Wendy's has announced a plan to install self-service kiosks in every one of its 6,000 restaurant locations.

Although each franchise owner will have the option to use the new technology or not, Wendy's nevertheless plans to deliver the new kiosks across the U.S. by the end of 2016.
Company president Todd Penegor said that Wendy's is "wary about wage hikes," as Investor's Business Daily writes. The chain restaurant's shares posted a nine percent drop after poor second quarter sales.

In response to the cash loss and wage hikes, some locations have raised the prices of menu items. As IBD reports, "Wendy's Penegor said company-operated stores, only about 10 percent of the total, are seeing wage inflation of 5 percent to 6 percent, driven both by the minimum wage and some by the need to offer a competitive wage 'to access good labor.'"
In addition to the kiosks, Wendy's is also planning to begin implementing mobile ordering and payments also by the end of the year.

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Chicago Students Now Required To Adopt Transgender Newspeak Anonymous 05/14/2016 (Sat) 02:57:14 [Preview] No. 9 del
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Under a new set of guidelines rolled out last week by Chicago public schools, children will now be required to address transgender students and employees by their preferred name and pronouns — or face the consequences.

Transgender students and employees can choose their preferred bathroom, locker room, name and pronouns, and everyone else is required to affirm the individual’s new identity, according to the guidelines.

Trangender students and adults in the CPS system can require their peers to adopt gender neutral terminology, such as using the pronoun “ze” instead of the usual “he” or “she.”
“Preferred Gender Pronoun (PGP) is the pronoun or set of pronouns that an individual would like others to use when talking to or referring to that individual,” the guidelines state.

“Common examples include, ‘they,’ ‘their,’ ‘ze,’ ‘he’ and ‘she.'”
Students or employees who consciously use the “wrong” pronouns will be in violation of school policies on comprehensive non-discrimination, Title IX and sexual harassment, and student code of conduct.

According to the new guidelines:

> the intentional or persistent refusal by students or school staff to respect a student’s gender identity (for example, intentionally referring to the student by a name or pronoun that does not correspond to the student’s gender identity) is a violation of these Guidelines, the Student Code of Conduct, and Comprehensive Non-Discrimination, Title IX and Sexual Harassment Policy.

CPS warns that “violations will result in appropriate consequences for offending staff and students.”
Under the guidelines, schools cannot require transgender individuals to obtain a court order or gender change before forcing the new vocabulary upon students.

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Anonymous 05/14/2016 (Sat) 02:57:37 [Preview] No. 10 del
>>9

oops, wrong tab.



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Hillary’s Latest Scandal: She And Bill Siphoned $100 Mil From Mideast Leaders Anonymous 05/13/2016 (Fri) 23:14:33 [Preview] No. 2 [Reply]
Scandal: A new investigation reveals that Bill and Hillary Clinton took in at least $100 million from Middle East leaders. Can such a financially and ethically compromised candidate truly function as our nation’s leader?

The investigation by the Daily Caller News Foundation has uncovered a disturbing pattern of the Clintons’ raising money for the Clinton Foundation from regimes that have checkered records on human rights and that aren’t always operating in the best interests of the U.S. By the way, the $100 million we mentioned above doesn’t appear to include another $30 million given to the Clintons by two Mideast-based foundations and four billionaire Saudis.

All told, it’s a lot of money.

“These regimes are buying access,” Patrick Poole, a national security analyst who regularly writes for PJ Media, told the DCNF. “You’ve got the Saudis. You’ve got the Kuwaitis, Oman, Qatar and the UAE (United Arab Emirates). There are massive conflicts of interest. It’s beyond comprehension.”

Well, maybe not, given that Clinton, during her four-year tenure as secretary of state, used a clearly illegal private email server which is now under investigation by the FBI. Her open e-mail system likely was hacked by Chinese, Russian and perhaps other spy agencies, say cyberespionage experts. Such negligence would seem to disqualify her from ever holding a sensitive foreign policy post in the government again.

Meanwhile, former U.S. Attorney Joseph E. diGenova told the Caller that he believes the FBI has launched a second, possibly more serious investigation into possible political corruption involving the Clinton Foundation. This is potentially explosive, given that the Clintons seem to have run their charity in a way that lines their own pockets.

The question is an open one: Did the oil-rich Mideast nations give lavishly to the Clinton Foundation in an effort to influence future U.S. policy? And what about Bill Clinton’s business partnership with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai’s authoritarian ruler, from 2003 to 2008? Clinton took away some $15 million in “guaranteed payments” from the deal, his tax records show.

A picture of extraordinary greed is emerging from both Clintons in the years after they hold the highest posts in the U.S. government.

In just the past three years, after her stint as the nation’s top diplomat, Hillary Clinton spoke to dozens of deep-pocket firms on Wall Street, typically charging $250,000 a pop to hear her wit and wisdom — despite her bitter condemnations of Wall Street during her campaign.

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