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 Austria
Mood Fans Printer Friendly Version
I was actually pretty sure this exists, but much to my surprise, I couldn't find it on the Net, so I'm posting it here.
My proposal is the "Mood Fan", a simple hand fan with a smiling mouth on one side and a frown on the other. The imagery I have in mind is mostly humorous - two people talking on a hot day, one person telling something and the other one expressing his emotions simply by flipping his fan from one side to the other.
With a bit of inventiveness, I'm sure it would be possible to accomodate more than just two moods, but maybe the black/white, yin/yang approach already does the trick.
Reward: A set of these fans for me and some of the people I know 

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GraWarlock
 USA
Take politicians/ aides to court who lie. Printer Friendly Version
I am fed up with political advertisements that misrepresent, distort or invent facts about a measure, proposal, proposition, candidate or piece of legislation.
I would like to see a citizens group formed whose sole purpose in life would be to take those individuals, groups or parties who lie about their positions, or those of their opponent, to court for violating the intent of "Truth in Adversiting" Laws.
Also, when a vote is influenced by the use of lie, inuendo, misrepresention of facts or other falsehoods the "Voter" has been disenfranchised thru trickery and deceit (including the withholding of information) which invalidates the indivuals right to vote based on the truest and best information available.
No one has the right to "trick" a voter out of his or her right to accurately expressess their opinion and choice by voting. I would like to make such actions punishable FEDERAL Felonies.
Reward: To reduce the number and incidence of fanciful, false and misleading political advertising. Basically promote truth at the HIGHEST levels... for once. 

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Rishi
 India
In Aid of AIDS Printer Friendly Version
A condition called Graft Versus Host Disease (GVHD) was foud among some immune deficient persons, who received bone marrow transplants. Later this condition came to light among certain patients, who were immune incompetent and who were transfused with blood products, which had immune competent cells. GVHD is not very common. But when it does happen it is often fatal. There seems to be no cure for this. Only prevention. Prevention is by using irradiated blood products.
Haemo-dialysis is a common procedure for alleviating kidney malfunction. The affected person's blood is pumped out, filtered, and put back into the patient online.
The virus causing HIV is not very hardy and is easily deactivated once it is outside the person.
The idea being proposed now combines the above three factors. Put an AIDS person on a dialysis type of machine, deactivate HIV by irradiating his/her blood to the currently practised doses of Gamma Irradiation, and put it back into the patient. Monitor the progression of AIDS and repeat the procedure.
At the least this may arrrest the progression of AIDS, and significantly improve the quality of life. At best it may effect a complete cure.
An adult has about a gallon and half of blood. With the blood irradiators currently available it should be possible to irradiate this quanity of blood to the prescribed dose of Gamma Rays in about half an hour. Since blood circulates through every nook and corner of the body, HIV lurking anywhere should get flushed into blood. The procedure is painless and can be repeated as often as haemo-dialysis, which is often done thrice a week.
The irradiator is rather expensive. But the running costs are negligible. The procedure does not conflict with any ongoing Anti Retroviral Treatment. Many can be treated in a day.
There is nothing out of the way in the proposal. All the procedures and equipment are known, available, and in routine use. The only new thing is the suggested application.
Unfortunately there does not seem to be a suitable animal model for trials. The trials probably have to be done on humans only. There is one soft option. Initially blood can be drawn from an AIDS patient and irradiated offline. Deactivation of HIV can be checked. If enough data points to this primary objective being met, the irradiated blood could be transfused to the same patient and monitored for any adverse reaction. If this also passes then a full scale online trial as suggested above can be done.
Reward: It is a crime to expect to be rewarded in this kind of case. 

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