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Several Houston police officers were reportedly shot trying to serve a narcotics warrant:

Pray for the officers and their families.

This sounds promising:

A small team of Israeli scientists think they might have found the first complete cure for cancer. “We believe we will offer in a year’s time a complete cure for cancer,” said Dan Aridor, of a new treatment being developed by his company, Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies Ltd. (AEBi), which was founded in 2000 in the ITEK incubator in the Weizmann Science Park. AEBi developed the SoAP platform, which provides functional leads to very difficult targets.

“Our cancer cure will be effective from day one, will last a duration of a few weeks and will have no or minimal side-effects at a much lower cost than most other treatments on the market,” Aridor said. “Our solution will be both generic and personal.”

Aridor, chairman of the board of AEBi and CEO Dr. Ilan Morad, say their treatment, which they call MuTaTo (multi-target toxin) is essentially on the scale of a cancer antibiotic – a disruption technology of the highest order. The potentially game-changing anti-cancer drug is based on SoAP technology, which belongs to the phage display group of technologies. It involves the introduction of DNA coding for a protein, such as an antibody, into a bacteriophage – a virus that infects bacteria. That protein is then displayed on the surface of the phage. Researchers can use these protein-displaying phages to screen for interactions with other proteins, DNA sequences and small molecules.

Yay. Details for the scientifically inclined at the link above.

What's this? A superintendent of a large suburban school district in Missouri blew off steam with some friends? No biggie, right?

Meet Dr. Dennis Carpenter, superintendent of Lee's Summit R-7 School District (the guy in the middle):

This has caused a bit of a stir in conservative Lee's Summit.

There are many questions about the photo so we went straight to Dr. Carpenter to help answer your questions. The picture was taken from the social media profile of Carpenter's friend, presumably the photographer though it's not important which friend. The point is, this picture wasn't on the Superintendent's profile. Nor was it framed and displayed in his office.

We do know that the photo is the Superintendent, it's not doctored and that it was taken Thanksgiving weekend Nov 24th at the Georgia Southern vs. Georgia State football game in Atlanta. Georgia Southern is Carpenter's alma mater.


The following statement was sent by a district employee on Dr. Carpenter's behalf:

"As the leader of the Lee's Summit R-7 School District, I care deeply about representing our district and our community responsibly. I am aware of and concerned about an image of me enjoying time with family and friends that has been brought into the public light. It's unfortunate that this photograph has surfaced. As such, I'm committed to discussing the image with the Board of Education and moving forward," Dr. Dennis L. Carpenter, Superintendent.

The Lee's Summit School District is in the best of hands, clearly.


According to the rumor mill known as the MSM, Mueller's investigation is "almost over." To which I say:

No doubt, Sen. Sherrod Brown vs. Congressman Jim Renacci was a competitive race — more competitive than I expected. In fact, I had to eat some crow — and surrender a dozen doughnuts — because I bet that Renacci would lose by a wider margin. (I have since apologized to him.)

$33 million is a crap-ton of money for an entrenched incumbent to spend on a Senate race, which should cause Dems to think long and hard about nominating him to run for POTUS. Unfortunately for Brown, his party is looking to the YSS crowd — young, stupid, and socialist — for 2020. Brown will probably be left out in the cold, along with Grandpa Joe.