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Big companies really do prefer to sell treatments that don't fully cure to keep you on the leash for longer.

This implies that you know of medications that would cure diseases that are otherwise only manageable and that pharmaceutical companies are blocking those medications. Can you give examples of some?

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It's easy when you make the cost of an actual cure vastly more expensive to be even unaffordable with decent insurance.

Again, is this speculation or is there actual precedence?
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Actually there is enough space to get everyone in the world (all 7+ billion) to fit in just Australia and have a 10 meter x 10 meter living area (IIRC, I read that quite a while ago) which is more than enough for the average person. We are still very far away from overpopulation being a problem space wise anyway. I'm not sure how much of a problem food is at the moment.

The problem was never the room - it was resource consumption. Right now our intake of oil, minerals, destruction of forests, etc. is way out of balance with what could be sustainable.
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On one side, everytime I see medical advancements I worry about overpopulation.
On the other side, I really hate what Alzheimer's does to people, and don't wish it apon anyone.


Over population is a myth.

Humans take a extremely small percentage of overall land mass on the planet

Go do some research on Agenda 21
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This is where your electricity is going folders...

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Prions are caused by a Non-living mis-shapen protein molecule that changes the shape of the proteins in you brain and central nervous tissue.

It is the causative agent of KJC or Kruetfiel-jacobs disease, and Mad cow disease.

So unless prions also cause Alzheimer, which people have little idea of knowing how Alzheimer affects the brain, or change the rate we make dopamine, which affects those with Parkinson's disease, I don't see how this treatment will help.
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On one side, everytime I see medical advancements I worry about overpopulation.

On the other side, I really hate what Alzheimer's does to people, and don't wish it apon anyone.

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My father has parkinsons disease, I really hope that maybe this could lead to helping treatment with that. It's a terrible disease, as are most brain diseases.
So sorry to hear that, you've probably heard it a million times, but I need to say it. I pray for you and your dad the for best.

What both of you say is so true. Almost every serious brain disease slowly destroys their brain and sanity. It isn't like cancer where you will see someone randomly die from a tumor blockage or random event. With brain diseases, you slowly watch them slip away.

Thank god in this day and age we are finally starting to combat some of the oldest diseases and aliments we've been fighting as a species for thousands of years. Hopefully this all doesn't come back to bite us in the ass one day, I am legend comes to mind...
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It's not about Land mass, it's about resources.
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It's not about Land mass, it's about resources.


Water is infinite, you can buy a water generator on the internet that makes water from condensation in the air.

Food can be planted just about anywhere.

Try to grow your own food and feed your self in Africa, and watch what the U.N. does to you.


They are just now raiding and shutting down local farms in Texas where i live.

10,000 dollar fines for crop dust, while big farma can sell you all the GMO junk it wants.
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Water is infinite, you can buy a water generator on the internet that makes water from condensation in the air.
Food can be planted just about anywhere.
Try to grow your own food and feed your self in Africa, and watch what the U.N. does to you.
They are just now raiding and shutting down local farms in Texas where i live.
10,000 dollar fines for crop dust, while big farma can sell you all the GMO junk it wants.

Keep drinkin the cool-aid buddy thumb.gif

OT: Its always nice to hear that I may be able to stave off some more of these horrible diseases that have plagued my ancestors. Yay for science and medicine!
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