tv Alzheimers Disease Research CSPAN December 25, 2014 12:32pm-12:54pm EST
dehumanizing of this rhetoric is saying that they are covers for gun runners and particularly the children are carriers of disease. that is not new. that has been used several times before, predominately at the beginning of the 20th century to enforce mass fumigation of mexican migrants over the border, where they were stationed along the border here, to fumigate mexican workers going back and forth to work, mostly on railroads and other jobs on the border. so we do not talk about worker rights, we do not talk about health. if you spin that to say it is a matter of public health, then you essentially have a right to whenate mexican workers
you never fumigated white people, white missionaries in particular, going back and forth. minors, it isnied the same thing. there areot refugees a whole set of problems that tea party activists would rather not talk about. greatly from their fax essentially, that these are people of questionable means, they are criminals, and they are -- what she said is very clear. uese are on assimilable -- nassimilable people who have come to trace the nature of this country. it is alarmist. it is rhetoric. why does it work? i don't know. i don't live in texas. [laughter] in california.
so, we do things differently there. i don't know. what is it work? a works because it feeds into centuries old trope of latin american people as being un-american and being viewed as existential threats to an imagined america that never existed. as my colleague here will mention about pluralism -- it is maintaining a protective order, and i think that is why , has worked for centuries. >> thank you. ironically my question or interest is also in refugee settlement. communication in dallas many years ago and it fostered volunteerism for the many resettlement and a silent -- asylum for service providing
agencies. i am interested in what you said about the current political climate, and i have noticed that here, too. although people are welcoming, are often protesters from various camps to save the refugees that are coming are changing the face of the united states, you know, the usual arguments. the other fact, i was interested in what your observations might be -- most of the resettlement agencies are faith-based and all of the major abraham and faiths are represented here -- faiths are represented here, sometimes christian missions interweave services with subtle and not-so-subtle nudging toward accepting
christianity along with the refugee resettlement process. i'm just interested in any observation you might have about refugee resettlement and religion these days. >> while i do not recommend it information,orm of you should all look at refugee resettlement watch. accept a kickback from them. i would not take it. it is an intriguing site in don't like they anybody. so, essentially, catholics, united methodist, jews. all are dupes in this grand conspiracy to undermine the country. the and what is concerning to these people is the demographic fabric. this refugee resettlement, this latest wave is a
moneymaking scheme for resettlement officers who are apparently making scads of money on the side doing this work and the point is not really to provide evidence. all ofimply to link to these other sites of where the buses are coming, who is coming, what laws are being passed underneath people's noses to ensure that we get massive -- the latest one see the as not anied minors issue anymore. the latest issues are refugees or immigrants from africa and the attempts to scare up via bolus scare. -- scare up via bolus scare. saying that, too, is part of the plot. says interesting logic, to the least. i do not even call them the extreme right. i think it is basically the right. take a look at it. >> i'm afraid we have to wrap up. let's thank our panelists one
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at the same time, however, without the government instruction, the bill of rights would be like an arm without a body. constitutional provisions protecting individual rights are worse than useless if they are not backed up by a governmental structure to enforce those rights, and that brings me to -- connectionect between the bill of rights and the city of philadelphia. by the time the first 10 amendments were ratified, the had moved froml new york to philadelphia and it was here, right across the street, that the supreme court heard its first case, as it had a very brief session in new york and adopted some internal rules. , they moved to philadelphia. the supreme court held its first cases across the street in summer of 1791, and it was not long after that in the
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i do not know if he know who i am at all. you probably never saw "knocked up," mr. chairman -- >> i want the record to note, i wager this is the first time at any congressional hearing in history the words "knocked up" have been uttered. >> you are not going to like the rest of this been -- then. [laughter] and i met met my wife my mother-in-law and she admitted to herself and then to
me something off was -- something was off with her mother. her mother had alzheimer's disease. at 55y after the strip years old, lauren's mother was diagnosed with early onset alzheimer's. at this point, my impression of alzheimer's was what i assume impression is. i thought it was something that only really, really old people got. and it meant them wearing mismatched shoes and being us to the same question over and over. this time, the only way i saw alzheimer's depicted on television, lasted a few years for born from him. after that, i saw the real ugly truth of the disease. after forgetting who she and her loved ones were, she forgot how to speak, how to dress himself, how to go to the bathroom by herself all by the age of 60.
lauren and her caregivers dedicated themselves to making my mother-in-law as comfortable as she can be. they would love to do more. but there is no way to prevent, cure, or even slow the progression of alzheimer's disease. i did not realize until i was personally affected with the shame and stigma of the disease. born, a time i was when cancer had a stigma to be ashamed by. celebrities would hide, rather than the voices of hope or people in similar situations. though it is turning, this is also largely where we are at with alzheimer's disease. it is also because of the shameful sigma, my wife and myself decided to do something to change the situation. we started hilarity for charity. benefitsfor charity the alzheimer's association to raise money helping families struggling with alzheimer's and
support research. that's right. the situation is so dire it caused me, a lazy, self-involved, generally self medicated manchild to start a charity organization. time to not just complain there was nothing to be done, but to do something. .e started to educate we recently started a college program that allows university students to hold their own hilarity for charity events and 18 schools nationwide have signed up to hold events. the fact that we got college students to stop playing video games and volunteer their time is a huge accomplishment, especially when you consider both the xbox one and playstation four came out this year. i'm sure these people know what i talked about. [laughter] came here for a few reasons. one, i am a huge "house of cards" fan.
[laughter] two, people need help. i have personally seen the massive amount of financial strain this disease causes, and if the american people ever decide to reject genitalia driven comedy, i will not be able to afford it. therefore don't. study show, alzheimer's and related dementia is the most costly condition in the united states. yes, more costly than heart disease in a country where you can get a tocco made out of territo's. they are delicious, but they are not healthy. other diseasesom like heart attack and stroke decline, deaths from alzheimer's have been up 15% in recent years. rate, as many as 16 million will have the disease. the third reason i am here,
simply, is to show people they are not alone. share theire personal stories, so few people have something to relate to. i know if me and my wife saw somebody like me talking about this, it would probably make me feel a little less alone. americans whisper the word alzheimer's because their wordnment whispers the alzheimer's. although a whisper is better than silence, it is still not enough. it needs to be yelled and screamed to the point that it finally gets the attention and funding that it deserves and needs. i dream of a day when my charity is no longer necessary and i can ng the lazy,ei self-involved manchild i was meant to be. i would like to thank the community for the opportunity to share my story and voice my wholehearted support to pursue a cure for alzheimer's disease. thank you very much. >> thank you, mr. rogan.
that was great. thank you. although, i am sorry you had to unmask mean. i'm really kevin spacey. [laughter] that.o many people knew thank you. thank you all very much. i'm pleased to see that your -- youh was funded by may be aware, maybe all of you, maybe you are not aware, that some of my colleagues in the house of representatives hold a different view of nih in health economics research. in fact the house's draft of last year's appropriations bill, our counterpart, which they released, but did not pass included language that would have excluded in ih from health research
such as what dr. kurt did. how important is nih's support to your work? are there other federal grants you could have applied for to get this study off the ground? >> it is extremely important. i would say all importance to my work. i am a member of many are all one and program projects as well as the center grant. nih funding comes from its long-term reach and its multidisciplinary aspect. our study involved cognitive scientists, economists, s, and similar. of team isthat kind not easy outside and in ih umbrella. the long reach is extremely important area it would not have
been possible without the hrs. that began in 1992 when i was one of the original team assembling hrs. that's insane funding over many years. nht does not happen outside for this type of research. i mention the 1998 study. a similar example where we laid the foundations for a study that we published in 1998. i just don't think the kind of study we did would be feasible outside the nih. i do not know an agency that would suit or that kind of long-term study. >> we did not do that on this side. i just want people to understand that. hopefully the house will not repeat that again this year. ore, as aative mo former policymaker and a
weient, is there anything need to change, better educate on,ary care physicians number one? i will ask you questions. that is number one. secondly, you have time on this side of the dais. if you are here, what questions would you ask of nih? is there anything we did not ask you something we did not cover? i think you have asked the appropriate questions of nih. it is important for the people of this country to understand this is a disease affecting more and more people. i had in my family with my dad, so i was not terribly surprised when i was diagnosed. there are genetics involved. it is something you would not wish on anybody, but it happens. i hope they find a cure. but we need to deal with this
disease as a nation as best we can. i really, really appreciate the fact that you are holding this hearing and trying to get more information so you can do the right thing. >> thank you very much, dennis. thank you. rogan, i have got to be honest. i was reading lists last night and i thought -- hillary for charity? hillary? off.u left to be t >> i had to go back. tell us about the program and why it is important for young people? >> it is important for young people because they will be affected by it soon and there seems to be zero acknowledgment that in the world of these young people. it seems to be something that is not of high priority. it seems to be something that people think