1.618: New Zealand Glacier Photos

Via intrepid New Zealand Glacier Expeditioneer 1.618 (click here for more)

1.618 Fox Glacier, New Zealand #2

1.618 Fox Glacier #1

1.618 Fox Glacier, New Zealand

We Have the Technology, We Can Clone Him

Now we… can make a cloned child

“A new form of cloning has been developed that is easier to carry out than the technique used to create Dolly the sheep, raising fears that it may one day be used on human embryos to produce “designer” babies.

Scientists who used the procedure to create baby mice from the skin cells of adult animals have found it to be far more efficient than the Dolly technique, with fewer side effects, which makes it more acceptable for human use.”

As I read The Revelation of John, one of the future features I’ve spent a lot of time considering is, “the image of the Beast.” According to John, the Beast received a fatal wound, but it was healed. If the wound was fatal, how could it be healed?

I have long thought that “the image” must be either a cybernetic organism or a clone. Now, I’m positive it’s a clone. Here’s my reasoning: God knew us all from the beginning – every last one of us – long before there was even an earth or a sun. But, the image of the Beast is purely evil; there is not a shred of decency in him. Therefore, he must be “someone” who God never knew: An artificial human made by man.

Well, now we’re one step closer, so perhaps I’ll find out within my lifetime if I’m right.

Allies and friends as well, Part Two.

Or, How to get a man into the kitchen.

Gina Elise models the latest in trans-Pacific cook’s attire.

That lady in the purple bathrobe was nice, but hmmm… a homecooked meal from the Pinup Goddess…Excuse me, I’m rambling.

You too can add value to your culinary efforts with an Australian Flag Apron! Go to SouvenirsAustralia.com. You’ll have to supply your own pinup to adorn it with, though. Sorry about that.

Bill Clinton’s Madness: A Consequence of Heart-Bypass?

Not a single one—not one bypass surgeon, cardiologist or psychiatrist—has stepped forward in his defense; even though all of them are trained to recognize “post bypass surgery cognitive dysfunction.” One of the best-kept secrets in medicine is the brain damage caused during bypass surgery. During my 40 years of medical practice I have never heard a doctor warn a patient before bypass surgery that an expected complication is memory loss. After surgery when the family complains of dad’s fits of anger, I have never heard a doctor admit that personality change is a common consequence of surgery. Yet these well-recognized side effects have been reported in medical journals since 1969.1

Brain damage during bypass surgery is so common that hospital personnel refer to it as “pump head.” The primary cause is emboli produced during surgery from clamping the aorta and from the “heart-lung machine.” This machine pumps blood to keep the patient alive while the heart is stopped during the operation. Unfortunately, this pump also introduces toxic gases, fat globules, and bits of plastic debris into the bloodstream of the patient under anesthesia. Once they are in the bloodstream, these particles migrate to the brain where they can clog capillaries and prevent adequate amounts of blood and oxygen from flowing to the brain. Essentially, all patients experience brain emboli during surgery and for many the damage is permanent.

According to this one Doctor, it is.

I’m don’t think it’s fair to blame heart surgery on the way Bill Clinton behaves. I think the blame can be equally shared with the experiences he’s endured in his life, particularly the impeachment and the airing of his private business all through the public, and the Democratic Party’s life-long belief that they are all victims, along with every minority group known to mankind. This belief leads them to believe that they are off-limits for criticism.

I think it’s reasonable to say that Bill Clinton certainly has his problems, and that there may be some limited brain damage from his heart surgery in 2004, but I don’t think it’s the cause behind all his problems.

Melbourne Is Really Beautiful

Pot to Kettle: Dude, You’re Black

Get a load of this Irony Meter pinning statement by The Wicked Witch of The East.

“Hillary Clinton and her surrogates are lunging at Barack Obama over his controversial small-town America comments, attempting to create a flash point with working-class voters potent enough to revive her campaign, with just 10 days until the crucial Pennsylvania primary.

Clinton called Obama’s remarks “elitist,” “demeaning” and “out of touch” Saturday morning, and high-powered supporters followed up by claiming the comments would damage everything from Obama’s credibility to his electability in a general election.”

Hillary calling anybody “elitist” or “out of touch” is pretty much the epitome of hypocrisy.

As Kissinger said during the Iran Iraq war, “Pity they both can’t lose.”

Allies. And friends as well.

This was posted over at Tim Blair’s blog by Dave S.

An Australian soldier writes to his father about the American soldiers he’s fighting alongside in Baghdad.

It’s more good news out of Iraq. Incidentally Dave S. would like to hear from anyone who thinks they might have found his missing surname. The bank manager’s getting antsy and complaining about those incomplete signatures on his cheques.

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