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ISSCR opens registration and abstract submission for 2024 annual meeting

Registration and abstracts are open for the ISSCR 2024 Annual Meeting, where academic and industry innovators in stem cell science and regenerative medicine…



Registration and abstracts are open for the ISSCR 2024 Annual Meeting, where academic and industry innovators in stem cell science and regenerative medicine will converge 10-13 July in Hamburg, Germany for the world-renowned event.

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Registration and abstracts are open for the ISSCR 2024 Annual Meeting, where academic and industry innovators in stem cell science and regenerative medicine will converge 10-13 July in Hamburg, Germany for the world-renowned event.

“We are thrilled to bring the ISSCR Annual Meeting back to Europe,” Amander Clark, PhD, ISSCR President said. “The 2024 meeting will weave together a broad spectrum of topics in stem cell biology, new technologies, and clinical applications to showcase the most compelling stem cell science of the year. The meeting is a time to present cutting edge research findings and uncover new insights and approaches that accelerate progress in our field. I look forward to welcoming you to Hamburg next year.”

ISSCR 2024 is the most clinically focused annual meeting in the society’s 20+ years. Fueled by basic research and unparalleled development of new technologies, the field is seeing more stem cell-based clinical trials than at any time in history. The meeting serves as an incubator, a catalyst for new advances at each point in the research continuum.

Scientists are invited to submit an abstract by 14 February 2024 for the opportunity to be selected for an oral presentation and to quality for Travel and Merit Awards. Late-breaking abstracts will be open from 28 February 2024 through 3 April 2024 and will only be considered for poster presentations. The ISSCR thanks the City of Hamburg and Life Science Nord for their support of the meeting.

Special registration pricing is set aside for ISSCR members who live in a country considered by the World Bank to be low or low-mid income — up to 58% lower than published rates for in-person registration. Virtual registration is available to low and low-mid income ISSCR members for no cost.

Journalists are encouraged to apply for media credentials in order to receive complementary access to the meeting.

About the International Society for Stem Cell Research (
With more than 4,700 members from 70+ countries, the International Society for Stem Cell Research is the preeminent global, cross-disciplinary, science-based organization dedicated to stem cell research and its translation to the clinic. The ISSCR mission is to promote excellence in stem cell science and applications to human health. 


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In The War On Truth, It Is Time To Become Heroes

In The War On Truth, It Is Time To Become Heroes

Authored by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog,

“Truth is treason in an empire of…



In The War On Truth, It Is Time To Become Heroes

Authored by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog,

“Truth is treason in an empire of lies.” – George Orwell

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized.

Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. …In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons… who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.” – Edward Bernays – Propaganda (1928) pp. 9–10

“Axis of Evil” seems to be interchangeable, based upon who the Deep State needs to be the enemy at any given time. Bush junior first coined the phrase in his January 29, 2002 State of the Union speech when describing Iran, Iraq and North Korea. Of course, we know his Deep State handlers then falsified claims of 9/11 involvement and WMDs, to take out Sadaam and steal his oil. The barely cogent doddering old fool senator McConnell this week declared Russia, China and Iran as the new “Axis of Evil”. You notice Iran is still in the club, but they now consider two nuclear armed superpowers to be evil and enemies. Kim Jong Un must be so disappointed at being kicked out of the club.

I always thought the quote above, attributed to Orwell, was really from Ron Paul. Either way, we are most certainly living in an empire of lies, where the war on truth is relentless and never ending. As the quote from Bernays reveals, the war on truth has been consciously waged for at least a century, and probably for centuries, as the invisible government of men behind the curtain manipulate the minds of the masses with propaganda, lies, disinformation, and misinformation, in order to control and profit from the false narratives they spin. The UN, WHO, and WEF truly are the real “Axis of Evil” in our world today.

They are the front organizations for a globalist cabal of billionaires, bankers, and their armies of psychopathic bureaucrats, corrupt politicians, media mouthpieces, satanic pedophiles, and blood thirsty generals intent on blowing up the world. All three diabolical organizations are focused on implementing their overlords’ Great Reset agenda of depopulation, central bank digital currencies, social credit scores for the plebs, 15 minute city gulags, living in 300 square foot pods, forced transition to an all EV society, confiscation of firearms to insure their control, making the peasants eat bugs while they dine on Filet Mignon and lobster, and convincing you you’re happy owning nothing while they own everything.

There have been a lot of wars in the 50 years since the Deep State killed JFK in 1963. And every one has been a failure. Traditional war has accomplished nothing. Vietnam – failure. Iraq – failure. Afghanistan – failure. War on Poverty – $15 trillion of your tax dollars spent since 1965 and poverty is worse, with Democrat run urban ghetto shitholes worse than 3rd world countries. War on Drugs – over $1 trillion spent since Nixon declared war in 1971, with tens of thousands in prison and drug use at all-time highs, when taking into account Big Pharma created addictions.

War on Terror – over $8 trillion spent since 9/11, along with the implementation of a surveillance state Orwell couldn’t have conceived in his darkest nightmares, and now parents and grannies are classified as domestic terrorists. Meanwhile, real terrorists can saunter across our southern border and be transported by our government anywhere they choose. War on Covid – at least $6 trillion directly with your tax dollars, but trillions more in the destruction of businesses, jobs, and lives. And of course the proliferation of wars on CO2, fossil fuels, farmers, meat, white people, biology regarding gender, the Constitution, and common sense, continue unabated, as they all contribute to the Great Reset agenda.

The War on Truth is relentlessly fought by our ruling class and their co-conspirator minions in the regime media and Silicon Valley tyrant social media propagandists. Orwell and Bernays were contemporaries, but had entirely divergent viewpoints regarding truth. Orwell saw authoritarian governments suppressing truth as an existential evil.

Bernays was so annoyed by the Nazis giving his propaganda book a bad name, he changed the narrative and started calling it public relations. He was enthusiastically in favor of an invisible government of men manipulating the masses into thinking whatever they want them to think by obscuring the truth and employing psychological techniques to mold the beliefs of the unsuspecting masses.

Bernays‘ techniques have been taken to a new level with the advent of technology in the 21st Century. The ability to lie, misinform, fake, and shroud the truth has never been easier, especially after decades of government indoctrination in public schools designed to dumb down the masses, make them obey authority, feel rather than think, and never question the approved establishment narrative. Never has this been more true than with government reported economic statistics. If you want to see how fake the government statistics are, just go to John Williams’ site Shadowstats to get the truth.

This past week, the regime media was ecstatic about the 4.9% 3rd quarter GDP report and Biden was so excited he was drooling and shitting his pants while taking credit for our stupendous economy. What they fail to mention is government spending is a major component of the GDP calculation, and your friendly government drones added $1.1 trillion to the national debt in the 3rd quarter to artificially boost GDP. In addition, they used an inflation rate of 3.0% in their calculation. Without the artificial government borrowing and spending, and using the real inflation rate of 8% to 10% you are experiencing in the real world, and the real GDP is really -5% or worse.

The most laughable of all the fake government statistics is the reported unemployment rate of 3.8%. Only a proud Woman’s Studies graduate who has been jabbed eight times, still wears a mask alone in their Prius, and has an I Support Ukraine and I Support Israel flag in their social media profile, could possibly believe that drivel. There are 267 million working age Americans, with 162 million employed. Of course, 26 million of those jobs are part-time and another 4 million people are working multiple jobs. So, 40% of the working age population are not working. Only 50% have a full-time job. The government just pretends 100 million working age people choose not to be employed. So they don’t count.

The economy is so good, those people not in the labor force have decided to camp out permanently in homeless encampments across the nation. Shadowstats calculates the true unemployment rate at 25%. Do you think 3.8% or 25% is closer to the truth? Anyone with an IQ above room temperature realizes Bidenomics has been disastrous for the average American and is reflected in Biden’s approval ratings and consumer expectations about the future being the lowest since Great Financial Crisis in 2012. Wall Street cheered retail sales reportedly up 0.7% in September, when critical thinking people realize they are up due to inflation. Real retail sales are negative.

They need to keep you believing all is well until they decide to pull it, when they believe it is in their best interest to do so. They will position themselves to benefit from a financial collapse. They will continue to push their climate emergency tripe, even though the facts unquestionably support the opposite of what their narrative spews relentlessly. Facts don’t matter to the Great Reset disciples. But facts don’t cease to exist.

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” ― Aldous Huxley

The climate narrative is solely designed to increase your taxes, reduce your freedom, and enrich the globalist cabal who believe they can manipulate you into doing whatever they tell you to do. Truth has no part in their agenda. The only way to defeat these psychopaths is to keep hammering away with truth, despite the hate, censorship, and canceling thrown our way.

“The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it.” – George Orwell

“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” – George Orwell

Society is lost in a blizzard of lies. They lied about Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election. They lied while impeaching Trump twice. They lied about the “armed” insurrection on January 6 where no one was armed. They continue to lie while weaponizing the judicial system against Trump. They lied about George Floyd and BLM. They lied about the origins and risks of Covid. They lied about the safety and effectiveness of their “vaccines”. They continue to lie about the deaths caused by this toxic concoction. They lie about Putin’s motivations. They lie about the Ukraine war. They are lying about the Israel – Hamas conflict. They are going to lie us into World War 3, unless we stop them by courageously speaking the truth, no matter the consequences.

“There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.” – George Orwell

“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.” ― William Faulkner

Their war on truth will fail, just as all their other self serving wars have failed. We will get no truth from the regime or their globalist overlords. It is up to average Americans to speak the truth, listen to and comprehend the truth, and become the truth which will be the only chance to stop this madness. I do believe the existing social order of psychopaths in suits will be swept away during the denouement of this once in a lifetime crisis. Before they are defeated and vanquished there will be much bloodshed, pain, and sacrifice necessary to achieve victory.

We can change the earth, by holding tight to the truth. It is time to become heroes.

Tyler Durden Mon, 10/30/2023 - 17:00

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Saudis On High Alert After Yemen’s Houthis Fire Another Missile At Israel, Fresh Clashes Erupt

Saudis On High Alert After Yemen’s Houthis Fire Another Missile At Israel, Fresh Clashes Erupt

Iran-aligned Houthi rebels in Yemen have reportedly…



Saudis On High Alert After Yemen's Houthis Fire Another Missile At Israel, Fresh Clashes Erupt

Iran-aligned Houthi rebels in Yemen have reportedly fired another missile aimed at Israel on Monday. An initial launch of a couple of missiles over a week ago saw a US warship of Yemen's coast intervene to shoot down the projectiles. 

This time the Houthi missile flew over Saudi territory, putting the kingdom on a high state of alert. While fighting between the Saudi-UAE coalition and Yemen's Houthis has raged since 2015 (also with Washington backing), the last days have seen an uptick in fighting, which regional observers believe is connected with events in Gaza. Israel too sees Yemen as a dangerous 'pro-Iran' base of operations threatening the broader region. However, the Houthis are by and large an impoverished rag-tag regional rebel movement which sees Riyadh as trying to bolster an unpopular puppet government by force of superior air power.

Illustrative file image: Yemeni Houthi rocket, via Anadolu Agency

"Saudi Arabia’s military has gone into a state of high alert following deadly clashes with Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels, who also tried to fire a missile over the kingdom toward Israel, according to people familiar with the matter," Bloomberg reports. The fresh clashes resulted in four Saudi soldiers dying in the southwestern Jazan Province on the border with Yemen, based on defense sources cited in the report.

Bloomberg additionally emphasizes that this shatters forward momentum made on a developing peace deal. "Before the escalation, the two sides were on the cusp of a deal despite the death of four Bahraini soldiers serving in the Saudi coalition in a Houthi drone attack last month," the report continues. 

There's also Saudi-Israel normalization which remains a big question. It was only a little over a year ago that Saudi Arabia began opening its airspace for Israeli flights to pass through, and this summer saw the unprecedented opening up of the kingdom's airports to Israeli carriers.

But since the Hamas Oct.7 attack on southern Israel, and return strikes which have pummeled Gaza, resulting in a massive civilian death toll - the Saudi and Israel relationship has once again deteriorated. The hoped-for Abraham Accords are effectively dead, and some analysts have pointed out this is exactly what Hamas and its Iranian supporter wanted. Israeli carriers are now greatly scaling back flights over the region due to the new security threats.

As for the Houthis, the Shia group vying for full control over Yemen has also long been seen as supported from Tehran, having also received covert weapons shipments. 

Netanyahu is meanwhile issuing new threats aimed at Iran:

Elsewhere in the Middle East on Monday, an American base in Iraq has once again come under attack. "Four Katyusha rockets on Monday fired at Iraq's Ain al-Asad air base which hosts U.S. and other international forces in western Iraq," security sources told Reuters.

Casualties were unknown in the immediate aftermath. "Rockets were fired from a desert area around 25km (15 miles) north of the base and Iraqi security forces launched a search for the attackers, two security sources said," the report continues. 

Attacks on US forces in both Iraq and Syria are becoming a daily occurrence, despite the last Friday early morning airstrikes on 'Iranian targets' in Syria. The White House has warned of more 'decisive action' to come, but the reality is that the US occupation in Syria leaves American forces exposed. 

Tyler Durden Mon, 10/30/2023 - 15:30

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DeSantis Warns China ‘Key Player’ Behind Ukraine, Israel Wars

DeSantis Warns China ‘Key Player’ Behind Ukraine, Israel Wars

Authored by Jackson Richman, Eva Fu and Jan Jekielek via The Epoch Times (emphasis…



DeSantis Warns China 'Key Player' Behind Ukraine, Israel Wars

Authored by Jackson Richman, Eva Fu and Jan Jekielek via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),

Florida governor and Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis warned on Oct. 27 that China is "the key player" behind the conflicts in Ukraine and Israel.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) during a Q&A with Epoch Times senior editor Jan Jekielek (L) and Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts at the Heritage Foundation in Washington on Oct. 27, 2022. (Erin Granzow)

Appearing at an event hosted by the Heritage Foundation, a  conservative think tank in Washington, in conjunction with The Epoch Times, Mr. DeSantis struck a hawkish tone toward Beijing, calling it a “key player” behind the conflicts in Ukraine and Gaza Strip.

"The CCP is keeping both Iran and Russia afloat financially," Mr. DeSantis said in his speech, using the acronym for the Chinese Communist Party. "China's purchasing massive amounts of Iranian oil on the black market, thereby enriching the mullahs and Russia is selling China gas and much, much more. And that is bolstering Russia's war machine."

Mr. DeSantis went on to say that the protracted conflict between Ukraine and Russia since February 2022 "will ultimately benefit China because it will distract America and it will deplete our already dwindling Western weapons and ammunition stockpiles."

And while the United States will support Israel in defending itself, he believes that China “like[s] the Hamas-Israel conflict.”

Clearly the way the world has gone the last two years has benefits to China,” he said. “There’s no question.”

“The threat posed by the CCP requires our primary focus and attention right now. They are the first truly peer competitor that we have dealt with in our lifetimes."

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) during a Q&A with Epoch Times senior editor Jan Jekielek (M) and Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts (L) at the Heritage Foundation in Washington on Oct. 27, 2022. (Erin Granzow)

The Biden administration has relaxed or failed to enforce sanctions on Iran, which has given drones to Russia and exports oil to China. Mr. DeSantis noted that Russia has been selling China gas and “much, much more.”

He blamed “bad decisions made by America's ruling class” for the economic leverage China now has over the U.S. economy, noting that the United States had given China most-favored-nation trading status and allowed Beijing to be part of the World Trade Organization.

"And China has grand ambitions. They seek to be the dominant power in the entire world and they are marshaling all their society to be able to achieve that objective," he said. "So this is a formidable threat and it requires a whole-of-society approach."

He warned that “a world that's dominated by CCP will see them export their authoritarian vision all across the world.

“This will be a world marked by internet policing, artificial intelligence, facial recognition, and social credit scores. It will end up creating a global dystopia and this is a regime that you do not want to have control or influence over our society,” he said, comparing the China threat to the Soviet Union's effort to spread communism worldwide.

The death toll that the Chinese regime is responsible for over its 70 some years of ruling “may very well be the highest of any government in history and numbers in the 10s of millions,” and the regime’s coverup of the pandemic, he added, has “put the rest of the world in great peril.”

Mr. DeSantis pledged to reorient U.S. foreign policy to prioritize the Indo-Pacific region to defend U.S. national security. Deterring CCP aggression, he said, requires the United States to project strength, which he detailed as bolstering the U.S. military to deny Chinese ambitions toward Taiwan, unleashing “America's full economic potential,” ensuring U.S. technological dominance, and closing border loopholes.

The Florida governor has maintained a tough-on-China record during his tenure, including by restricting Chinese purchases of property in the state and banning the controversial Beijing-funded Confucius Institute program from school campuses. In September, he directed the Florida Department of Education to cut state funding for four schools, citing their “direct ties to the CCP” that he said "constitute an imminent threat to the health, safety, and welfare of these school’s students and the public."

During a Q&A with Mr. DeSantis, Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts and Epoch Times senior editor Jan Jekielek asked the governor if the issue of human rights should be tied to U.S. policy on trade with China.

"Traditionally, human rights have been linked to trade or trade has been linked to human rights," noted Mr. Jekielek, also the host of EpochTV's "American Thought Leaders."

"I think human rights is something that's good to stand for. What is the concrete interest? I do think it informs a concrete interest because this is one of the great weaknesses of the CCP," said Mr. DeSantis. "What they're trying to export around the world ultimately, is something that is going to suffocate human freedom. Their vision is a dystopian vision."

Mr. DeSantis' statements came hours before Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with President Joe Biden at the White House. The regime's top diplomat is in Washington for meetings with senior Biden administration officials, including Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan. The administration has framed its relationship with the regime as one of "strategic competition" rather than directly adversarial.

Along with warning about China, other topics Mr. DeSantis highlighted in his major foreign policy speech include the latest Hamas-Israel conflict, which began on Oct. 7 and consisted of the biggest single-day massacre of Jews since the Holocaust, and border security amid the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

During his Q&A, Mr. DeSantis noted the trend of leftist governments in Latin America.

"We should have an updated version of the Monroe Doctrine for our own neighborhood in the 21st century," he said, referring to a late 19th-century principle that viewed attempts by Europe to intervene in the Americas as a potentially hostile act against the United States itself.

Mr. DeSantis emphasized the United States is now at “the decisive decade” to “arrest our country's decline” and tackle the challenge from China.

“At the end of the day, China has a lot of liabilities. They have a lot of weaknesses,” he said. “They want to maintain ironclad control over their population indefinitely,” but there are already cracks showing, and increasing, “because they are not doing what needs to be done for individuals to ultimately flourish.”

Tyler Durden Mon, 10/30/2023 - 14:40

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