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Nature published the results today. As a man ages past 40 for every year past, his sperm develops two additional mutations per year.
The study’s senior author – a scientist in Iceland – writes: “Conventional wisdom has been to blame the developmental disorders of children on the age of mothers”… but “it is the age of fathers that appears to be the real culprit.”
The latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control indicate the rate of autism has doubled in the last six years from 1 in 162, to 1 in 88.
The number of men 40 and older who father a child has increased by more than 30 percent since 1980.
For the first time we have hard numbers that explain the data which could answer to the mysterious rise in the rates of autism.
“This study shows that new mutations are frequent enough as men age that fathers aging alone can explain the increase for the risk of autism,” said Dr. Delores Maldespina, a psychiatrist at New York University.
State Senator Tony DeLuca is “Making special interests play by the same rules as our hardworking families.
When you think of Tony DeLuca, the first thing that comes to your mind of course is that you automatically think of someone holding special interests accountable.
Accountability…. It means different things to different people. To Tony DeLuca, it has always meant playing by the same rules as our hard working families…..
For example, Tony has been the open government leader in the Delaware General Assembly. demonstrated by bringing up reform bill after reform bill to be voted upon by the senate. State Senator Tony DeLuca is making our government more transparent and damn it, .. he is also making special interests more accountable.
Because of Tony DeLuca, and only because of Tony DeLuca and his single handed effort with both hands behind his back, the legislative process is open now, for the very first time, to citizens…. Tony DeLuca modernized state government with information available on the Internet; and now, because of Tony DeLuca, all lobbyists are required to let the public know within five days who they represent and who they are lobbying for on each and every bill.
After all, Tony DeLuca…. He’s one of US…..
Tony’s commitment to accountability is clear. Check the facts:
SB 165 Supported by Common Cause.
Delaware should consider itself lucky to have as fine a man in the Delaware State Senate, as it has in Tony DeLuca.
I just couldn’t help but notice he supports almost every Johnson. (Even ones with Swiss spellings… Johansen ….)
Don’t even believe that gasoline prices are set by supply and demand…
They are set by hedge funds. Of course those hedge funds use global events to pump up the price, and if the market suddenly drops, those global hedge funds dump oil as fast as they can, so there is some correlation to events that shake people up……..
But, to control the price of oil, you need to control those who put money into these funds…..
And the fastest way to make them exit, is for them to lose money.
Here is a step by step description of how to drop gasoline prices…
First background facts.
Global demand per day, is 90 million barrels.
The US Strategic Petroleum Reserve is 727 million barrels..
The model for this scenario occurred 5/5/2011.
Brent Crude is selling for 117 a barrel today…..
At ten o’clock sharp, the President announces he is authorizing the sale of 30 million barrels from the strategic Petroleum Reserve to exert downward pressure on the price of oil…. The EC is also releasing 30 million barrels, roughly 60 barrels total.
Those contracts come up for sale at $97 a barrel… The Strategic Reserves can afford to do this, because much of this oil was bought at prices under $60 a barrel.
Those get bought up quickly….
The Price of Brent crude plummets in minutes from $117 to a little over $97…. Suddenly Brent crude is cheaper than lower grade oil, so as money moves to Brent, lower grade prices plummet too…
Instantly all computers analyze the dropping price, and sell their stocks… The price begins to accelerate lower. Each automated sell orders gets generated as oil crashed through price points that traders had programed in advance into their supercomputers.
Price of oil is now $25 below its price minutes before Obama spoke……
Margin calls start piling up… As you receive one, two, three, are following right behind it…. as computers see the price and on command, spit out the request….
The machine trading cuts out the white knuckles, the gasps of air, the flatulence, the human error, the wait-and-see-cause-I-still-don’t-believe-this-is-happening…… Instead, as programmed, automatic, abrupt price drops can quickly prompt these machines to unload a bullish long-position in oil, and build up a bearish short one instead…..
Wall Street traders stop and watch the board… Not knowing who, or what, or where the money is going. Just watching the price go, go, go .. down, down, down,….. All they do know, is every firm’s computer across the globe, is feeding into the frenzy….
In Texas, on oil refinery row, silence ensues as there is nothing which can be done until the market settles for a moment. The floor is covered with torn spreadsheets from the initial drop…..
By 1:00 the smell of blood is all over Wall Street… Phone calls between friends at stockbrokers, hedge funds, oil suppliers all wondering who was going belly up first….
Rumors abound as everyone wonders which major commodities funds are on the losing end of bullish oil bets, and which are getting forced by margin calls from brokers into dumping even more massive positions.
Then came the word… London based Blue-Gold hedge fund was looking for a buyer… (They specialized in bullish bets on the oil market…)
It is now 2:00 just 4 hours after the announcement….
The US and European Petroleum Reserves begin buying up oil contracts amounting up to 30 million barrels each….
By 3:00, others begin buying oil at a bargain price…..
Hedge fund computers begin assessing their losses… Analysts are frantically calling whoever they know to get first reports on the damage.
Retailers begin setting their prices to match the new barrel price over $40 lower than the previous day…. People pulling up to the stations can’t believe their eyes… The gas that was $4.50 when they went to work that morning, was now only $2.88 per gallon….
Across America there was rejoicing…. Whole families are going out to celebrate!
We finally found a president who’d stand up to the fleecers and drainers of the American Way…. In one day, a little under $4 billion was cut from the daily cost of using the globe’s oil ….
Beaten on their own battlefield, they were…….
Now, that’s…. what I call a “good” president…..
(Oil hedge funds never again became a preferred method of speculation. The price of oil never again rose above $2.90)….
There is a rumor being circulated among high circles, that a certain local developer wanted a zoning variance in Newark, that was shot down by that city’s Council….. Apparently it would create havoc for citizens living around it and they protested its development.
He sold the property to the University of Delaware, which turned around immediately and leased it back to him, and because the University is immune to Newark’s zoning under a grandfather clause, he is now able to build his project over the objections of all involved…. with no oversight, mind you.
When the University was questioned as to why they acquiesced to backhandedly helping a private developer bypass legal restrictions, their public answer reportedly was: “because we can.”
Does anyone know of more information? Or is this just a rumor circulated in “high places…”
I think you already know the answer.
The Penn State disaster again teaches us the lesson as to why… moral behavior must be a human being’s number one guiding principal.
Looking away a decade ago, and not doing the right thing then, now erases away all the successes that Penn State has accomplished over the entire career of Joe Paterno.
The man walked on water. None of that means a damn thing now, nor will it, ever again.
It is just sad.
My only hope is that, when rocking the boat looks like an unsurmountable obstacle, that this lesson and seeing its ramifications, will maybe help others make the “right” decision the next time, and not fall for the “easy” one.