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George Soros Makes His Return To “Odious” Political Giving

George Soros is known by conservatives and liberals alike as one of the most impressive and biggest political donors of the 21st-century, but few of his supporters and critics have taken the time to understand the motivations of this Hungarian born Holocaust survivor. Forbes reports George Soros fled his native Hungary in 1947 after surviving the Nazi occupation where his own life was threatened as a member of the Jewish community; the majority of the Soros family survived the Holocaust by hiding their Jewish origins at a time when an estimated 500,000 members of the Jewish community in Hungary were murdered under Nazi policies. After seeing his homeland placed under the control of Stalinist Soviet Union following the end of World War II Soros fled to the U.K. as a refugee. The lasting impression these early events in the life of George Soros had on his life and career cannot be underestimated and are thought to have directly led to the establishment of the philanthropic Open Society Foundations group.

Never being shy in his criticism of politicians and his fellow business leaders, George Soros is reported by Politico to have made the decision to back Democrat John Kerry in the 2004 election campaign after comparing the Administration of President George W. Bush to Nazi Germany because of the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. Over the course of the 2004 campaigning season for The White House, George Soros provided an astonishing $27 million in support of John Kerry and backed many different Super PAC’s supporting the politician who would eventually become the Secretary of State. As the 2004 election came to a close, George Soros became disillusioned with the level of giving from billionaires on both sides of the U.S. political spectrum; calling the ability of a single donor to have such an effect on elections in the U.S. “odious”, Soros would withdraw from political giving in favor of assisting in the creation of policy and his philanthropic work.

In the wake of the devastating defeat for John Kerry in 2004, Soros became convinced he should be primarily concerned with organizing his fellow donors to the Democratic cause and established the Democracy Alliance to build a dedicated group forming policy and assisting in planning for elections. Despite taking part in the formation of the Democracy Alliance, Soros has also become a supporter of the End Citizens United PAC which hopes to bring a close to the political influence of the donor class and return U.S. politics to the limited donations offered by the use of traditional PAC’s. Despite his reservations about the major donations provided by billionaire donors, the Wall Street investment expert returned to political giving with more than $25 million given to the campaign of Democrat Hillary Clinton during 2016, according to Politico.

Mikhail Blagosklonny: An Invaluable Asset to Our Senior Citizens

Medical science has been improving and extending human lives over the years. Today, we witness continuous increase in the population of the 60-year-old by reason of the public health programs instituted for the treatment of cancer and other infectious diseases. Researches show that the number of our senior citizens will rise to 2 billion by 2. This development will definitely increase cases of chronic degenerative health associated with aging and cancer making Mikhail Blagosklonny and other medical experts on cancer and life-extension more and more indispensable.

Blagosklonny is a New York-based scientist. He specializes on aging and cancer. The world celebrated him when he came up with a theory on the likely action of TOR signaling, a protein capable of reducing aging and cancer. The TOR signaling is closely associated with rapamycin, a popular cancer drug used in curbing cancer and prolonging human lives. Blagosklonny gained prominence through his passionate advocacy in the rapmycin longevity research.

Mikhail Blagosklonny like other notable professors of oncology boasts of a sound educational background. He earned his MD and PhD in internal and experimental medicine from the prestigious First Pavlov State Medical University of St. Peterburg. He was an associate professor at New York Medical College,a senior scientist at Ordway Research Institute and now a professor of oncology at Rosewell Park Cancer Institute. His researches capitalize on cancer treatments that protect normal cell and boost anti-aging elements. View Mikhail’s profile on Loop.

Another prominent aspect of Blagosklonny life is his extensive editorial activities. With over 250 articles, cancer research reviews and book chapters, he is far from a amateur author. He writes on hyperfunction hypothesis of aging including anti-cancer approaches such as cyclotherapy and chemotherapeutic engineering. He is the founding editor and the editor-in-chief of Cell Cycle besides serving as the co-editor of Aging, Oncotarget and Oncoscience. His editorial skills has taken him far and wide being the associate editor for Cell Death and Differentiation,Cancer Biology and Therapy, International Journal of Cancer and The American Journal of Pathology.

Our senior citizens deserve the best of hands. They deserve to live long,so they can enjoy the labor of their youth, and Blagosklonny is one of the few competent hands working to make this dream a reality.

Visit ResearchGate.Net to know more about Mikhail’s latest work.