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... is an interesting choice for millions of California voters in 2018. The names on the ballot are John Cox (R) and Gavin Newsom (D), but how much do we really know about either? There was only one public debate between the two candidates so, if you missed this event, archived clips are found below:
SOURCE ▶ “Gubernatorial candidates John Cox and Gavin Newsom faced off in an hour-long radio debate on KQED's Forum on Monday morning [Oct. 8] that covered plenty of policy ground, but did not reveal much new information about the candidates.
“Cox, a Republican businessman from San Diego, and Gavin Newsom, the Democratic lieutenant governor of California, staked out predictable positions on issues ranging from housing and affordability to climate change to criminal justice.
“Cox tried to walk a fine line between tying himself to President Donald Trump and not positioning himself too far to the right in liberal California. Cox repeatedly cited problems he sees in California — ones he blames on Democrats — but demurred on how he would actually solve them.
“ ‘We will talk about that after I'm elected governor,’ Cox said when pressed for specifics about how to lower the costs of building in California. ‘I have a lot of reform ideas.’
“Newsom appeared more eager to delve into policy issues and repeatedly tied himself to outgoing Gov. Jerry Brown.”
AS A 12+-YEAR cancer warrior (mantle cell lymphoma, blastoid type, MCL) starting around March 15, 2006, I have many days and events, hence numbers of things to count, including:
MAX WOOD, one of the frequent contributors to message board and social media sites about mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), has compiled the following data. Like me, Max is an MCL survivor.
1. MCL is about .25% of all cancers diagnosed. Here is how I arrived at this number. There are about 2M cancer cases a year in the U.S. There are about 80 forms of NHL and about 75K cases a year. MCL is about 5% to 6% of all NHL, which works out to be about 5,000 cases a year. All numbers are rounded and estimates from various sources.
2. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) spends about $5B a year on cancer research. $122M is spent on NHL. I have not been able to find numbers for MCL research.
3. Pharma spends about $68B. I am not clear if this is worldwide or in the U.S. This is an old number from 2008.
4. Non-profits, which include research groups, universities and other related organizations (LLS, LRF, American Cancer Society, etc.) spend about $100B. By the way, there are upwards of about 200 non-profit groups (like LLS, LRF, American Cancer Society, etc.) that deal with all forms of cancer.
5. The total of all research, from the numbers above, for cancer, is somewhere in the $180B a year range.
6. LLS (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society) and LRF (Lymphoma Research Foundation) are the primary non-profits that focus on blood cancers. While they do more than support research the income for these two organizations pales in comparison to the total spent on research.
7. CLL & Multiple Myeloma both have non-profits that support those diseases. There may be others, but they did not jump out in my research.
8. There is not a non-profit strictly for MCL. Our disease is covered as a part of the groups mentioned above. It is unclear how much is spent on research for MCL. My guess is it is well below the percent we represent of overall cancers.
9. Our portal has about 400 or so members and the FB page for MCL has about 2.5K members. We have estimated in the past that there are about 40,000 patients in the U.S. living with MCL That is an estimate only and I have not seen that number published anywhere. The number quoted for MCL is about 5,000 cases a year.
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... and other Trump Democrats fleeing the socialist left
There are a growing number of former Democrats and past Obama voters that are now supporting the Republican Party, reportedly solely because of their support for Trump, according to Millennial Millie (MM), a video archivist now on my following list.
The optimism of MM seems to be growing post the deplorable (are we allowed to use that word) investigation of Judge, now Justice Kavanaugh.
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Q ▶ WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? WHY? HOW?
Q ▶ WHY DID I NOT KNOW THIS?
Q ▶ NO DEBATE? CA GOV RACE ...
Q ▶ WHAT? MCL BY THE NUMBERS TODAY
Q▶ VOTING ON 2018 CA PROPOSITIONS?
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Q▶ IS IT TRUE THAT A COURT OF REAL JUSTICE IS STILL DEALING WITH THE CLINTON EMAIL MATTER?
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Q▶ GRATEFUL FOR MILLENNIAL MILLIE?
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Q ▶ FOR WHAT ARE YOU GRATEFUL?
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DEFINED (see link above) I had blastoid MCL with DX in 2006 followed by some 16 months of various chemo (started with R-CHOP). But after diminishing results with chemo, I had an allogeneic SCT from an unrelated German donor at City of Hope, Duarte, CA, in 2007. Obtained full remission for about 2 years with a slight (single tumor) relapse in 2009 that was treated successfully with Tomotherapy (targeted radiation). Have been in continuous, full remission since early 2010, so the allogeneic SCT worked in my case. I am now 70, retired since 2010.
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