Jan. 2, 2018

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works.
— Trump

Replaced by Romney?

Hatch to retire from Senate
The Hill

Finally, reacting to thousands of deaths
Feds employ data to target opioid pill mills
AP via Yahoo News
An indictment in October was the first by a nationwide group of federal law enforcement officials that, armed with new access to a broader array of prescription drug databases, Medicaid and Medicare figures, coroners’ records and other numbers compiled by the Justice Department, aims to stop fraudulent doctors faster than before.

cacaoCacao plants threatened by hotter temps
UC-Berkeley, Mars candy working on plan to “save chocolate.”
US News
> Berkeley researchers are reportedly exploring the use of a new gene-editing technology, CRISPR, to manipulate the DNA of cacao plants. If successful, scientists say the crop’s seedlings would be able to survive in drier and hotter climates.

Published in the journal Brain Research
Scientists claim progress in fighting, maybe reversing, memory loss

Futurism
The medication is a triple receptor drug that combines the growth factors GLP-1, GIP, and Glucagon to protect the brain from degeneration. The researchers tested the medication using transgenic mice expressing the mutated genes that cause Alzheimer’s in humans. These genes run in families and are responsible for a form of Alzheimer’s that can be inherited.

Paranoid maniac who happens to be POTUS
slams his own Justice Department

AP
… they should just “lock up” Clinton, Comey ad nauseum.

Buyers, sellers in frenzy for legal California pot
Bloomberg
The market for marijuana in the state, the world’s sixth largest economy, is expected to reach $3.7 billion this year and more than $5.1 billion in 2019.
>>> Scientists seek reliable DUI test for marijuana NPR
>>> Legal marijuana may spread to these states in 2018 Newsweek

Authorities say:
High school coach sold two teen girls as sex slaves
CBS Sacramento

demetria-x

TV station fires longtime reporter in age bias lawsuit
Raw Story
> Demetria Kalodimos’ ousting comes after the station was accused in a lawsuit of “many acts of age-based discrimination and hostility” against her and two other reporters.

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