Bill That Would Put Major Pro-God Message on Every School Building in State Is Only Steps Away from Becoming Law

(Worthy Watch) – Public schools in West Virginia soon will display the phrase “In God We Trust” in every building if a bill passed by the state Senate on Monday becomes law.

The bill was introduced by Republican Sen. Mike Azinger, who said he wants to give kids in schools something to look up to and let them know it’s OK to “say God” in school.

“We know there’s a lot of kids that have problems at home, tough times at home that we don’t know anything about,” Azinger said, speaking on the Senate floor.

“Maybe they’ll look up one day and say, ‘In God We Trust’ and know they can put their hope in God,” he said. [ Source: Western Journal (Read More…) ]

Lab-grown retinal eye cells make successful connections, open door for clinical trials to treat blindness

(Worthy Watch) – Retinal cells grown from stem cells can reach out and connect with neighbors, according to a new study, completing a “handshake” that may show the cells are ready for trials in humans with degenerative eye disorders.

Over a decade ago, researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison developed a way to grow organized clusters of cells, called organoids, that resemble the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. They coaxed human skin cells reprogrammed to act as stem cells to develop into layers of several types of retinal cells that sense light and ultimately transmit what we see to the brain.

“We wanted to use the cells from those organoids as replacement parts for the same types of cells that have been lost in the course of retinal diseases,” says David Gamm, the UW-Madison ophthalmology professor and director of the McPherson Eye Research Institute whose lab developed the organoids. “But after being grown in a laboratory dish for months as compact clusters, the question remained—will the cells behave appropriately after we tease them apart? Because that is key to introducing them into a patient’s eye.” [ Source: MedicalXpress (Read More…) ]

‘Died Suddenly’? More Than 1-in-4 Think Someone They Know Died From COVID-19 Vaccines

(Worthy Watch) – Nearly half of Americans think COVID-19 vaccines may be to blame for many unexplained deaths, and more than a quarter say someone they know could be among the victims.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that (49%) of American Adults believe it is likely that side effects of COVID-19 vaccines have caused a significant number of unexplained deaths, including 28% who think it’s Very Likely. Thirty-seven percent (37%) don’t say a significant number of deaths have been caused by vaccine side effects, including 17% who believe it’s Not At All Likely. Another 14% are not sure.

Twenty-eight percent (28%) of adults say they personally know someone whose death they think may have been caused by side effects of COVID-19 vaccines, while 61% don’t and another 10% are not sure. [ Source: Rasmussen Reports (Read More…) ]

Making pig livers humanlike in quest to ease organ shortage

(Worthy Watch) – The ghostly form floating in a large jar had been the robust reddish-brown of a healthy organ just hours before. Now it’s semitranslucent, white tubes like branches on a tree showing through.

This is a pig liver that’s gradually being transformed to look and act like a human one, part of scientists’ long quest to ease the nation’s transplant shortage by bioengineering replacement organs.

The first step for workers in this suburban Minneapolis lab is to shampoo away the pig cells that made the organ do its work, its color gradually fading as the cells dissolve and are flushed out. What’s left is a rubbery scaffolding, a honeycomb structure of the liver, its blood vessels now empty. [ Source: AP (Read More…) ]

Former Navy SEAL Trans Poster Boy Announces DeTransition: ‘Transgender Ideology Is Cultish’

(Worthy News) – A former Navy SEAL who spent almost a decade living as a transgender woman is warning Americans of the dangers of the transgender movement after recently announcing he is detransitioning back to a man.

Chris Beck served in the Navy SEALs for 20 years on special operations teams and also served on the famed SEAL Team Six. Through 13 deployments, he received over 50 awards and medals for his service, including the Bronze Star with valor and the Purple Heart.

But Beck became a prominent national figure after announcing on CNN’s Anderson Cooper in 2013 that he had become a transgender woman named Kristan Beck. [ Source: CBN News (Read More…) ]

Kari Lake Officially Files 70-Page Lawsuit Challenging the 2022 Election

Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake has filed a lawsuit against Maricopa County officials for their alleged “misconduct” in relation to problems experienced on election day.

The 70-page lawsuit, obtained through KSAZ-TV, was filed Friday, only a few days after the 2022 midterm election results were certified — in which her Democratic challenger Katie Hobbs won by 17,000 votes.

Lake believes Hobbs was only able to win because of election day problems, which may have tilted the results to be in Hobbs’ favor. Source: Western Journal

New CRISPR-based tool inserts large DNA sequences at desired sites in cells

Building on the CRISPR gene-editing system, MIT researchers have designed a new tool that can snip out faulty genes and replace them with new ones, in a safer and more efficient way.

Using this system, the researchers showed that they could deliver genes as long as 36,000 DNA base pairs to several types of human cells, as well as to liver cells in mice. The new technique, known as PASTE, could hold promise for treating diseases that are caused by defective genes with a large number of mutations, such as cystic fibrosis. Source: MIT News

Donald Trump Slams ‘Corrupt’ U.S. as He Jumps on Musk’s Twitter Reveal

Former President Donald Trump on Saturday weighed in on the report about how Twitter decided to censor a New York Post story involving Hunter Biden’s laptop in the run up to the 2020 presidential election, saying that “we are living in a very corrupt country.”

On Friday, Twitter CEO Elon Musk vowed to reveal “what really happened” with the Hunter Biden laptop story “suppression” after the social media platform blocked users from sharing the newspaper’s article because it violated its distribution of hacked materials policy.

In a series of tweets dubbed the “Twitter files,” independent journalist Matt Taibbi posted a series of internal discussions at the behest of Musk, which allegedly reveal how Twitter staff “at highest levels of the company” made the decision to block the New York Post story, but without the knowledge of then-CEO Jack Dorsey. Source: NewsWeek

Senate Republicans Want to End Biden Policy of Expelling Troops Who Refuse COVID Vaccine

Don’t sacrifice U.S. military readiness for the sake of the “inept bureaucratic policy” on mandatory COVID vaccinations, a group of Republican senators is telling their leaders.

In a letter to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other GOP leaders, the thirteen senators pressed for an amendment to the Fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act prohibiting the expulsion of troops who refuse the COVID vaccine and reinstating those who already have been kicked out.

They say the NDAA shouldn’t advance without the amendment. But it’s not clear if the senators have the support of McConnell, without whom the amendment won’t succeed. Source: CNS News

Elbit’s micro-suicide drone swarms can hunt enemies in urban combat

A new drone from Israel’s Elbit Systems called Lanius combines a number of technologies that put it at the forefront of how drones are transforming war.

At the same time, reports about the drone may raise questions about how this technology may make war more controversial as “robots” play a larger role in it.

The more armies and defense companies invest in new technology that enables combat to take place remotely — without soldiers interacting with civilians, for instance — the more it seems like “robot wars.” Source: Jerusalem Post

A new tick-borne disease is killing cattle in the US

In the spring of 2021, Cynthia and John Grano, who own a cattle operation and sell performance horses in Culpeper County, Virginia, started noticing some of their cows slowing down and acting “spacey.” They figured the animals were suffering from anaplasmosis, a common infectious disease that causes anemia in cattle. But Melinda McCall, their veterinarian, had warned them that another disease carried by a parasite was spreading rapidly in the area.

After a third cow died, the Granos decided to test its blood. Sure enough, the test came back positive for the disease: theileria. And with no treatment available, the cows kept dying. In September, by which time the couple had already lost six cows and seven calves, Cynthia noticed a cow separated from the herd. She was walking up to it when it suddenly charged at her and knocked her over, breaking her shoulder blade. By that afternoon, the cow was dead.

Cattle owners like the Granos are not alone. Livestock producers around the country are confronting this new and unfamiliar disease—if they can detect it in their herds at all—without much information. Researchers still don’t know how theileria will unfold in the United States, even as it quickly spreads west across the country. If states can’t get the disease under control, then nationwide production losses from sick cows could significantly damage both individual operations and the entire industry. Source: MIT Technology

Republicans Tie Hunter Biden to Human Trafficking, Announce Probe

House Republicans announced an investigation into President Joe Biden’s family, including his son Hunter Biden, on Thursday just a day after winning control of the lower chamber of Congress in the midterm elections.

Republican Representative James Comer, the ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, said during a press conference that the probe looked at Hunter Biden’s business dealings and Joe Biden’s alleged involvement in them. At one point, he alleged that one Suspicious Activity Report (SAR), a type of document that banks have to file with the Treasury Department, “connects Hunter Biden and his business associates to international human trafficking, among other illegal activities.”

“The SAR shows that Hunter Biden was conducting business with suspected human traffickers,” Comer said. “The money gained through influence peddling was funneled to a suspected criminal enterprise, again, one linked to human trafficking.” Source: NewsWeek