Israel’s shame

Go here to register your complaint against the Jewish state.

H/T Bolta

Meanwhile, gay Spaniards prefer terrorists over homosexuals.


And it looks like hardly any aid was on that flotilla to Gaza to begin with, and none was on the Mavi Mamara. Conspicuously absent was medical aid – what Gaza really needs.

H/T Aussie Dave


Dems now saying they won’t even need Coakley to pass Obamacare

The US Senate needs 60 votes to pass Obamacare. But on Tuesday, they may well lose an election most thought was in the bag. Thus, Obamacare would be lost, too.

But now they’re saying they’ll only need 51 votes using a special process called reconciliation.


OMFG! It’s gotta be the biggest zit in the world!

WARNING: Gross. Read the rest of this entry »

A dilemma

OK, so Joe called Obama out for lying. They amended the bill afterwards, and MoDo cries fowl (sic) regardless.

And then the following is sent via email from a mate, via Newsmax.

Obama Lies And Gives Illegals HealthCare
Concerned American to Concerned American:

Last night an angry Obama lied to the nation about extending his NO Enforcement – Open Border Amnesty Policy to ObamaCare. He said his plan would not apply to illegals and Congressman Joe Wilson called him on his lie. Just cross the border and enter a government clinic and you can get free health care paid for by U.S. taxpayers. Don’t worry your illegal status will not be questioned ObamaCare has no mandatory proof of U.S. citizenship. What a country! Obama is already letting 3.6 million illegal aliens in the country every year and he plans to make us pay for their health care.

50 Illegal aliens WILL JUMP America’s borders while you read and be

Harry Reid has vowed to pass Amnesty and with open U.S. borders to Mexico and he will allow anyone to enter the country. Senator Schumer is ready to introduce another Amnesty Bill and the illegal immigration issue is now merging with Health Care.

$31 Billion For 6.6 Million Illegals For GOVERNMENT RUN HEALTH CARE

According to The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent research institution that examines the impact of immigration on the United States GOVERNMENT RUN HEALTH CARE could benefit 6.6 Million Illegals and cost taxpayers up to $31 Billion.

On July 30 an amendment by Rep. Nathan Deal (R-GA) that would have required identity verification for those claiming U.S. birth was defeated by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

However 83% of Americans Say Proof of Citizenship Should Be Required to Get Government Health Aid

Opposition to illegal aliens and any form of Amnesty to illegals without a green card and that will be ELIGIBLE FOR FREE GOVERNMENT RUN HEALTH CARE was evident at town hall meetings across the country dealing with ObamaCare.

California is on the verge of bankruptcy and Our Government has yet to stop the invasion of illegal aliens.

Take a look at that always shining gem of political know-how, the state of California which is looking more like Mexifornia everyday and your state is next.

A List of 10 Facts Caused by the Illegal Invasion From the L. A. Times.

1. 40% of all workers in L. A. County are working for cash and not paying taxes. They are predominantly illegal aliens working without a green card and will be ELIGIBLE FOR FREE GOVERNMENT RUN HEALTH CARE.

2. 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens and they will be ELIGIBLE FOR FREE GOVERNMENT RUN HEALTH CARE.

3. 75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens they will be ELIGIBLE FOR FREE GOVERNMENT RUN HEALTH CARE.

4. Over 66% of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal, whose births were paid for by taxpayers and they will be ELIGIBLE FOR FREE GOVERNMENT RUN HEALTH CARE.

5. Nearly 35% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican Nationals here illegally and they will be ELIGIBLE FOR FREE GOVERNMENT RUN HEALTH CARE.

6. Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages and they will be ELIGIBLE FOR FREE GOVERNMENT RUN HEALTH CARE.

7. The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border and they will be ELIGIBLE FOR FREE GOVERNMENT RUN HEALTH CARE.

8. Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegals and they will be ELIGIBLE FOR FREE GOVERNMENT RUN HEALTH CARE.

(There are 10.2 million people in L.A. County) The fact that California is on the verge of bankruptcy is just a coincidence right? It has nothing to do with illegal aliens, right? 60% of Americans agree that illegal aliens are the cause of this and they do want them to be ELIGIBLE FOR FREE GOVERNMENT RUN HEALTH CARE.

25 New illegal aliens JUST CROSSED our border while you are reading and will be ELIGIBLE FOR FREE GOVERNMENT RUN HEALTH CARE

This is the kind of change Obama is rushing at break neck speed to impose on the 97% of Real Americans that work hard for a living. It is time to stand up for what the majority of Americans believe in a free America, where the government represents the people, not use them for their own gains.

New polling information could become a political death blow to Obama’s plans to radically overhaul America’s Health Care and Immigration Laws!

Rasmussen Reports has released polling data showing that 83% of Americans oppose illegal immigrants or illegal aliens receiving any “government health care subsidies”. Opposition crossed all racial, gender, and political party lines. Only 12% of those surveyed support health care subsidies for illegals.

This new fusion of the Health Care and Illegal Immigration debates combined with new polling data showing a super majority of Americans oppose the Obama plans for Health Care and Immigration Reform may be dead on arrival.

But we must make our voices heard and defeat this bill just like all previous Amnesty Bills have been stopped.

AmeriPAC is calling on supporters nationwide to distribute the new poll showing 83% opposition to benefits for illegal aliens, to attend and speak out against illegal immigration and Amnesty at town hall meetings, and to attend and support 9/12 and Taxpayer Tea Party events with signs opposing illegal immigration and Amnesty and any politician siding with the illegal aliens.

ObamaCare is lagging in the poles and losing support and Obama’s call for Obamites in local communities to lobby for Socialized and Rationed Health Care is failing because there are just too many unanswered questions.

Not surprisingly people are getting pretty nervous, as well they should. So OBAMA NOW SAYS HE WANTS HIS SOCIALIST MOVEMENT IN CONGRESS TO VOTE since the effort to “get out there, fight lies with truth, and set the record straight” has failed.

Folks that is what AmeriPAC has been doing all along setting the record strait. We believe you are entitled to know everything in this bill and how much you stand to lose and how much it will cost you.

Be sure you counter Party Obamites, tell everyone the truth about this bad bill, and make certain your members of Congress know that you’re counting on them to act and STOP THIS BILL.

But we have a chance TODAY to stop them as well!

More than 88 million Americans could LOSE their private, employer-based coverage, according to a new analysis of “The American Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009” released this week by The Heritage Foundation.

While Obama, Pelosi and Reid insist that “if you like your health insurance coverage, you’ll get to keep it,” it’s now very clear: once again, THEY’RE LYING.

Is THIS “change we can believe in”??? NO — and that means WE have to take action NOW!

We can’t AFFORD Obama’s plan to socialize health care in America!

How can anyone in Congress vote for a new entitlement program for health care when Congress has not even begun to face up to this unfunded liabilities problem?

Well, they’re trying to — but WE can stop them, with YOUR help!

We CANNOT let the radical liberals in Congress — and the White House — force this plan for socialized health care on the American people! That’s why we’ve set up our website to enable you to send a strong message to every single member of Congress, in both Houses, OPPOSING this outrageous plan.

For about what it would cost you in time and telephone charges, you can send Blast Faxes to Democrats, Republicans, Independents — EVERYONE in the U.S. House AND the U.S. Senate, DEMANDING that they REJECT this socialized health care plan NOW!

Can it work? Can we stop Congress from forcing this down our throats, even though the GOP is in the minority?

YES — thanks to “blue dog Democrats,” who are more conservative than their “leaders” like Pelosi and Reid. Already, they’ve been holding up the bill in committee; now, they’re saying that Pelosi might not have the votes she needs in the House! And on the Senate side, thanks to the overwhelming opposition of the American people to this bill, Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), chair of the Senate Finance Committee, was overheard jokingly telling House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, “let me tell you, praying might be helpful here.”

50 New illegal aliens JUST CROSSED the border as you finish reading and will be ELIGIBLE FOR FREE GOVERNMENT RUN HEALTH CARE

Please, take action right away to STOP this bill dead in its tracks!

For more information, visit

Defend America,

Alan Gottlieb
President and Founder

P.S. America needs health care reform. But new government programs, mandates, and price controls would deny patients control over their most important and personal medical decisions — and it’s “reform” that we cannot afford.

THIS ATTEMPT BY LIBERALS IS OUTRAGEOUS — and it MUST be stopped! Send your faxes right away to make sure these Senators get a STRONG message, to REJECT the socialized plan of “Obamacare” NOW — Thank you!

Please make checks payable to AmeriPAC
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PO Box 1682
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Bellevue, WA 98009-1682

Paid for by AmeriPAC, a federally-authorized and qualified multicandidate political action committee. Contributions to AmeriPAC will be used in connection with federal elections. Maximum contribution per individual per calendar year is $5,000. Contributions from foreign nationals and corporations are prohibited. Contributions are not deductible for federal income tax purposes.

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Heavy stuff.

But here’s the dilemma.

Population. It’s growth and demographics.

Take Europe.

And what apparently is keeping the US’ population steady (if one can be so loose, yet accurate, with the word)… talking fertility rates, and yes, talking religion, is this. No, not Muslim immigration into the US. Forget the title. Go to the 7:40 mark… for now.

Take that 7:40 mark. Immigration. Namely Latino immigration. And probably a large portion of that illegal.

Perhaps the US has to provide those services for those south of the border? A kind of realpolitik situation?

But then we have the following, which notes, “No one knows how many Muslims will be living in Europe or anywhere else by 2050. But if we want to make a sensible prediction, we need to find the most accurate data available, and then treat that data with very great care. The makers of the Muslim demographics video did neither.”

Touche. Yet quite a bold claim on BBC4’s part, also, considering they noted that some claims “are more or less correct” and admitted they couldn’t find/didn’t bother finding where the original vid sourced some of their claims from [as a journo major, why didn’t you just ask them? – bing… including Bryan J Williamson whose source appears in the original film… yet to be honest, is a bit of an enigma who lacks decent credentials… just try googling him].

Yet as a final tidbit, this interesting quote, er, prequote.

“Population projection is an inexact science. No one knows how many Muslims will be living in Europe or anywhere else by 2050.”

Quite true. Obviously so.

So, as a side note, wouldn’t the same inexact science, that lack of ability to accurately predict the future, be so for climate models, also?

Picture of the year

With huge thanks to powerlineblog. Please let the pic stay up, guys.

PS Just in case.

Speaking of Tasteless…..

Well I finally managed to purchase a small jar of the new vegemite.

My thoughts? It’ll sell well because it’s not as…. pungent… as real vegemite.

Vegemite is not a taste that’s readily acquired, so anything that can grab a market is probably what they’re after with this new taste sensation.

Sure, it’s got a different texture on the tongue, and it tastes a bit cheesy, but it’s still vegemite.

The Godmother’s boy will eat it on toast or muffins rather than real vegemite, and Magilla’s been known to eat it on toast, but I prefer the original.

The idea with vegemite is to get them while they’re young, and they’re yours for life. I’m proof of that, as are probably 99.98% of the vegemite eaters you know. The rest are flukes.

Anyway, kids love vegemite and cheese sangas – I did as a kid – so these should sell well in the child cuisine market. How the product will survive the transition when the kids grow up is something we’ll see down the track, I guess.

Personally, I don’t like it. I grew out of vegemite and cheese yonks ago.

Oh, and it’s been christened “cheesymite” here.

I can’t call it a condimental disaster, but it is a catchy phrase if I do say so.

$423,500.00 to Study why Men Don’t Like Condoms

Okay, this is a good example of idiotic government spending.

“The federal government is spending $423,500 to find out why men don’t like to wear condoms, a project government watchdogs say is a nearly-half-a-million-dollar waste of taxpayer money.

Researchers at Indiana University’s Kinsey Institute, with funding from the National Institutes of Health, are investigating why “young, heterosexual adult men” have problems using condoms. The study will include “skill-based intervention” to teach grown men how to use protection.

The first phase of the two-year study will be a simple Q&A, but doctors say the second phase will plumb uncharted territory.

“The second phase involves a laboratory study, and focuses on penile erection and sensitivity during condom application,” reads the abstract from Drs. Erick Janssen and Stephanie Sanders, both of the Kinsey Institute.

“The project aims to understand the relationship between condom application and loss of erections and decreased sensation, including the role of condom skills and performance anxiety, and to find new ways to improve condom use among those who experience such problems.””

Let me make this easy for you:

1] Men don’t like to wear condoms because they totally destroy the best sensations of sex.

2] Men don’t like to wear condoms because putting them on ruins the moment.

3] Condoms don’t work at all for uncircumcised men – that would be me.

Now, I’ll settle for just 10% of that money, so write me a check for $42,350.00 please.

Here is the most useful thing a guy can do with a rubber.


Im glad I dont eat healthy.

Ok if this fad takes off Ill be the one dressed as Blowie the blowfish on hot chicks night at the local nightclub…

Do ya think Im sexy?

Do ya think Im sexy?


The following vid will make all clear, The fun part is watching the reporters face change as he has a bite…

Sorry couldnt find a working embed so youll have to follow the link…. if you dare.

Spider of the Day

Brazilian Wandering Spider

Brazilian Wandering Spider

One of the most deadly spiders in the world was found in the produce section of an upscale Oklahoma grocery store.

[…]  Patients not only experience overall pain and an increase in blood pressure, they also get an uncomfortable erection.

In Brazil, emergency room staff can immediately spot the victims of a bite.


Happy Brazilian Wandering Spider

UPDATE: Hey, Look!  Wozza has more spiders – Australian spider funnies 😉

McCain’s Perfect Choice for a Running Mate: Governor Sarah Palin

While most of the pedantic, two-dimensional, inside-the-box-thinking, conservative political hacks are touting Tom Ridge for the slot (Not a bad guy, but…), David Freddoso notes a far superior choice has been proposed: The Republican Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin.

I believe this is a truly inspired idea. Gov. Palin ran as an anti-corruption outsider, and handily defeated a corrupt and entrenched Republican political machine. Plus, at 44, she would almost totally wipe the “age issue” McCain has off the slate, and since Obama is only two years her senior, there is no way they could attack her for her youth and inexperience: She has much more executive experience than Senator Obama has.

Not to mention the fact that, she’s a gorgeous woman who exudes mass quantities of charisma…


and has a super-solid family life.


Dibs on the eldest daughter! LOL!

This inspired choice would allow McCain to actually capitalize on his “maverick” persona, as Gov. Palin shook Alaska politics to the core: She’s a charming, charismatic woman, but she can also play with the big boys and kick ass.

What say ye?

UPDATE: Things are looking optimistic!

UPDATE II: Welcome to all 4500 8000 40,000 in the past few hours (so far!) people visiting us from Google. We’re a fairly opinionated right-wing blog, and you might like to take a look at our “About” page. You might also be interested in our other coverage of Sarah Palin and whether she becomes a prospective Vice President of the United States. You can find this coverage here and here. Personally, I hope she does, but you can feel free to debate the idea in comments below. All first comments are moderated, but unless you either insult or use severe profanity (and I mean severe by my standards, which generally only means the C U Next Tuesday word or the implication that someone has had a rather enjoyable erotic experience with someone who has borne a child), however if you come up with a new one, I may simply delete your comment. I, and all other contributors to this blog are more than fair in what we permit.

UPDATE III: Nayr Drahcir, don’t bother even trying. You will not be published.

UPDATE IV: A lot of people must like Palin.

UPDATE V: More coverage of Governor Sarah Palin and a theme song here.

UPDATE VI: Funniest observation on the announcement yet: “Put Obama and Palin on a basketball court one on one. Winner takes all!”

UPDATE VII: [spot_the_dog] No, we do not have any pictures of “Sarah Palin + Naked,” nor do we have any of “Sarah Palin + Swimsuit.” In the past 24 hours, there have been 157 separate searches on this site for “Sarah Palin Swimsuit,” and 161 separate searches for “Sarah Palin Naked.” I repeat, we have no bathing suit, swim suit, bikini, or naked pictures of Sarah Palin. What kind of people do you think we are, anyway? 😉

UPDATE VIIa: [spot_the_dog] Ace has noticed a similar search phenomenon on his blog and has a theory…

UPDATE VIII: A well-rounded view of the selection of Sarah Palin for the Vice President Nomination can be found here.

UPDATE IX:  We got it!  YES!  Nude photo of Sarah Palin right here!  (C’mon.  You know you want to click.)

UPDATE X: Feel free to visit our main page and read the latest posts we’ve written.

The Vice-Presidential Debate: My Wrap Up (Updated)

The line that spoke to me most came from Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin:

“I think we need more of Main Street Wasilla in Washington, so that these people, these middle-class, hard-working people are heard in Washington.”

Contrast this to the line that almost made me cry with laughter:

“I go down Union Street, and speak to folks in Home Depot…”

On to the serious stuff, I think Palin nailed this debate. She spoke in a way that showed that she’s far outside Washington circles, using some very homely expressions such as “doggone it”, “ya”, “Say it ain’t so Joe”, and she sounded nowhere near as rehearsed as Joe Biden, plus Governor Palin didn’t rely on her notes almost every sentence. Certainly, she looked at notes (although hers were clearly in dot point form, whereas Biden’s can’t possibly have been) yet she spent the majority of her time making eye contact with the camera.

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Memo Yanks: Socialised Health-Care Sucks

I’m always amazed at the number of Americans who seem to have fallen for first Hillary’s, then Obama’s, delusion  of “Free Healthcare for Everyone!”  So here’s a warning from an American-born Australian:  Socialised/’Universal’ Health-Care is by necessity Rationed Health-Care. And, of course, it’s not really “free.”

Every day I see examples and hear anecdotes about this just in my home state of Western Australia.   People with the financial resources “queue-jumping” and paying cash to buy themselves out of the “free” public system and those without financial resources being left behind.  With some cancer drugs, for instance, costing up to $50,000/year, and high-tech equipment so very expensive for hospitals to purchase and maintain, who in their right mind wouldn’t have seen stories like this coming?

From The West Australian:

Cancer Services ‘Close to Collapse’

There is a looming crisis in WA cancer services because of an alarming shortage of medical specialists and equipment and long waiting lists for treatment such as chemotherapy, a damning independent review has found.

A Cancer Council-commissioned audit, prompted by patient complaints and funded partly by the WA Health Department, warns that unless urgent action is taken, the system could collapse within five years as it struggles to cope with an estimated 50,000 new cancer cases on top of the existing load.

The report, by University of New South Wales professor of radiation oncology Michael Barton, found that while cancer treatment in WA was usually of a high standard, inadequate facilities and staff shortages were major concerns. It also warned new cancer facilities such as those planned for the Fiona Stanley Hospital would not meet demand.

Professor Barton warned WA faced 10,000 new cancer cases a year, rising by three to four per cent a year, but facilities and equipment were unable to cope. Urgently needed equipment included five extra linear accelerators used for radiation therapy.

Facilities in public hospitals for chemotherapy patients were overcrowded, with patients often waiting many hours to be seen by a junior doctor for 10 or 15 minutes. Treatment areas at Royal Perth Hospital were “dangerously overcrowded”.

Some high-cost cancer treatments were available only to privately insured patients or those willing to pay. And patients living in rural areas were at greatest risk of missing out on vital treatment.


Now Western Australia is not some  cash-strapped developing nation.  We are in the midst of a minerals and energy boom the likes of which Australia has never seen, and our State (with about 2 million people to service) regularly runs budget surpluses  of over $2 billion.

But in Western Australia you can see what happens when you have the double whammy of an incompetent Leftist (ALP) government and a Socialised Health-Care system.

So come on,  Americans, think:  Does any government, anywhere in the world, do such a stellar job on the things they’re already responsible for that you want them in charge of all of your health-care needs as well?

Repeat after me:  Socialised/’Universal’ Health-Care is by necessity Rationed Health-Care.

And it’s more expensive, in more ways, than you might think.

Proposed Abortion Laws In Victoria, Absolutely Fu*ked Up

Victoria is rapidly becoming Australia’s most Left-leaning State. Not only do we have the appalling Racial and Religious Tolerance Act, which means anyone who looks white can be sued or charged for intolerance, but we’re about to get another fun law to make sure that the State turns completely to shit.

This new law is a doozy. It’s a law focusing on abortion, and this law makes it legal for women to have abortions up to 24 weeks into their pregnancy, twice as long as the current legal period for an abortion. I think this is absolutely appalling and below the level of human rights that Australia should be upholding.

Andrew Bolt appears (and I use the term appears because it’s possible I’m mistaken in his view on this matter) to have chalked this up as a win for those of us who are pro-life. I’m not so sure it is. I agree with the view that this is probably as far as any Government will go in respect to abortion so far, but I can never quite tell with these slippery Labor types. However, I disagree with the view that an abortion at 24 weeks is acceptable in an enlightened, open, democratic society. Note to Premier Brumby: I F**KING DARE YOU TO TAKE THIS TO AN ELECTION!

I have trouble accepting the premise for abortion at all, and this is entirely consistant with my views on capital punishment, despite the claims that one cannot believe in the death penalty and the right to life for children. I think abortion is too commonly used as a method of contraception. Far, far too commonly used as a method of contraception in fact. I know of women who have had three, four, five abortions, and blamed the men they’d slept with for impregnating them. Hey ladies? It takes two people to make a child, and if you don’t want the risk, don’t have sex or use protection.

But to use abortion as contraception is wrong in my view. It’s a procedure which should be strictly regulated and only performed if there are certain elements to the conception or the pregnancy. I think one of these is rape, and although Rebecca Kiessling puts forth a convincing counter argument to that view, I still hold it.

With 20,000 pregnancies being terminated in Australia each year (54 per day on average!) I think our laws are too liberal. Victoria’s current law falls back to 1969, where a Supreme Court Justice determined that abortions are legal if a woman’s physical or mental health is put at risk by the pregnancy. So in typical Victorian-Left fashion, this has led to horrific cases such as a late term child being murdered aborted because its mother thought that the child had dwarfism and couldn’t handle the possibility. The child did not have dwarfism.

Or the case of Jessica Jane, another child aborted. She lived for ninety minutes, crying, in a stainless steel dish, before she died. She never even got held by her mother.

So now Victoria, supposedly not humiliated and embarrassed and appalled by such stories, wants to make sure such things are more likely to occur?

Premier Brumby (ALP), Ted Baillieu (LIB), all the other supporters of this bill, I’m ashamed of Victoria. I’m ashamed at this proposed law. I’m ashamed you even thought of it. I’ll be even more ashamed if you pass it.

We Have Awesome Medical Professionals

Australia certainly has some of the world’s best medical professionals.

A man in Queensland had a sudden medical problem resulting in paralysis, which after some very thorough medical testing was found to be spinal dural fistula. The rather enterprising doctors cured him of his condition. How? With SuperGlue!

Is there anything SuperGlue can’t do?

Dr. Michael DeBakey dead at 99

HOUSTON (AP) – Dr. Michael DeBakey, the world-famous cardiovascular surgeon who pioneered such now-common procedures as bypass surgery and invented a host of devices to help heart patients, died Friday night at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, officials announced. He was 99.

The truly blessed part is that my daughter Kim and her two kiddies, live in Houston, TX.

Rest in Peace, fine man. This mans developments and inventions helped save my grandsons life. Bless you Dr. Debakey. Thank you for helping all of human life.


Cancer patient recovers after injection of immune cells. Please read this good news.


A cancer patient has made a full recovery after being injected with billions of his own immune cells in the first case of its kind, doctors have disclosed.

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    The 52-year-old, who was suffering from advanced skin cancer, was free from tumours within eight weeks of undergoing the procedure

  • After two years he is still free from the disease which had spread to his lymph nodes and one of his lungs.

    Doctors took cells from the man’s own defence system that were found to attack the cancer cells best, cloned them and injected back into his body, in a process known as “immunotherapy”. After two years he is still free from the disease which had spread to his lymph nodes and one of his lungs.

    Experts said that the case could mark a landmark in the treatment of cancer.

  • Telegraph UK



    An absolutely wonderful story. Let us all hope this treatment moves forward and has equally excellent results with others.

    After Caesareans, Some Women See Higher Insurance Cost

    When the Golden Rule Insurance Company rejected her application for health coverage last year, Peggy Robertson was mystified.

    “It made no sense,” said Ms. Robertson, 39, who lives in Centennial, Colo. “I’m in perfect health.”

    She was turned down because she had given birth by Caesarean section. Having the operation once increases the odds that it will be performed again, and if she became pregnant and needed another Caesarean, Golden Rule did not want to pay for it. A letter from the company explained that if she had been sterilized after the Caesarean, or if she were over 40 and had given birth two or more years before applying, she might have qualified.

    In response to questioning, Golden Rule Insurance Company spokesperson, Dr Josef Mengele said WE stand by our decision.

    What horseshit! This Insurance Company, should have its ability to sell insurance stripped, sued and it directors sentenced to a MAX prison where they can play…BUTT BINGO!


    Texas Cops Bust Man Trying to Cash $360 Billion Check

    This is your brain:

    This is your brain, on drugs:

    Fox News

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    VD Valentines

    Spot stole the second half of this post, but the first half is, “Hallmark, eat your heart out.”

    “The Centers for Disease Control has designated April 2008 “STD Awareness Month.” Citing data that one in four Americans has a sexually transmitted disease, the agency is urging health care providers to distribute pamphlets, hang posters, and e-mail colleagues to raise consciousness about the importance of sexual health. With more than 19 million new cases a year, however, the CDC is going to need some help getting the word out.”

    One in four? 25%?! Can that possibly be correct?!?!?!

    Jesus H. Rodriguez, you have better odds playing Russian Roulette!

    I really miss the ’70’s. Sure, the fashion and music sucked, but my little hippy chick girlfriends never gave me any STD’s. Sheesh.

    Well, this program ought to help:

    VD Valentine

    Send one to someone you loved!

    With real sex being bad for you, and virtual sex – masturbation, jacking off, beating the bishop, burping the worm – being good for your prostate health, well, I’ll have to bookmark some babe sites… and stop worrying about being single!

    Via Glenn Reynolds

    Good news for Lefties?

    Unfortunately for Lefty trolls, I don’t think they mean the mental kind.


    -via DailyPundit

    Wanted: A stranger to save this boy’s life (updated)

    from The West Australian:

    Perth teenager Ryan Lilburne is in a desperate race against time to find a suitable bone marrow donor before he develops a life-threatening aggressive leukaemia.

    The 15-year-old was born with the blood disorder Kostmanns syndrome, which prevents his body fighting infections, and in February he received the news he had always dreaded — his bone marrow was evolving into a pre-leukemic state and he urgently needed a transplant to save his life.

    His mother Natalie said hearing the test results had been devastating. “It was like someone ripped out my heart and threw it away,” she said.

    The Lilburnes had always known Ryan was likely to develop leukaemia but they tried to keep it at the back of their minds and enjoy each day.

    Mrs Lilburne said the hardest thing for family members was finding out they were helpless to save Ryan because none was a suitable tissue match.

    There are no matching donors on the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry.

    Mrs Lilburne said she was now appealing for more West Australians to register. “We are relying on the goodness of a stranger to offer their bone marrow to save our son’s life,” she said. “Ultimately we might not be able to help Ryan but we might be able to help someone else (who needs a transplant).”

    Ryan has started chemotherapy to buy time while doctors search for a donor but the chance of a successful transplant decrease the longer it takes.

    Tina Carter, director of the blood and marrow transplant unit at Princess Margaret Hospital, admitted Ryan urgently needed a donor. “He is at risk of developing a severe, aggressive leukaemia that is very hard to treat,” she said.

    Ryan admitted he was scared but tried to stay positive, thinking of the benefits of a transplant. “I could be healthier after it and live a normal life,” he said.

    City of Perth Surf Life Saving Club has organised a registry session on May 10 or potential donors can call the registry direct on 9421 2886.


    For more information and answers to FAQs on becoming a bone marrow donor, see the Australian Bone Marrow Registry website. Even if you cannot help Ryan, you may be able to save someone else’s life.  The Bone Marrow Donor Institute has even more answers to frequently asked questions.

    The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation (PMH Foundation) is the official fundraising body for Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH), Western Australia’s only specialist children’s hospital. More info on the Foundation here, and web site for the Childrens Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) here.

    For a message from Ryan’s parents, go here.




    UPDATE: via JP, American bone marrow registries here and here.

    UPDATE #2: (23 April 11:46am) Andrew Bolt, often pilloried as a nasty right-wing head-kicker by the “caring compassionate Left,” demonstrates that he does indeed wear a White Hat, in using his widely-read blog to give further publicity to Ryan’s quest. Onya, Bolta.

    UPDATE #3: via Emru Townsend, who’s looking for a donor himself, here is an international list containing contact details of different countries’ bone marrow donor registries.

    UPDATE #4: 09/08/08  Ryan has now received a stemcell transplant from a French baby’s umbilical cord which proved a match.  It has so far successfully engrafted, but of course he is still very ill and the risk of GvH (graft versus host) and other complications are still very real and he won’t be fully “out of the woods” for months if not years.  Our thoughts and prayers for a speedy and full recovery go out to Ryan and his family.  Best of luck, mate.  Lots of people cheering for you.

    UPDATE #5: 11/11/08 Ave atque vale, Emru.  Rest in peace.

    Emru received a bone marrow transplant in September 2008.

    While the donor’s stem cells completely engrafted and began producing healthy blood cells, Emru could never get into full remission and always had some leukemic cells in his body, which continued to spread, and he died peacefully on November 11, 2008.

    However, there are people who are in a much better position to recover fully from a stem cell transplant who never find a donor and have no choice but to suffer the same fate as Emru.  Registering can help save one of the other 16000 patients worldwide waiting for a bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cell transplant.



    Yeah, well. It just needed sayin’, is all.

    I was a bit curt (well, actually still John) last evening. This, some pills and some booze, made me type and/or do things, I normally wouldn’t. Especially wiping out a whole thread, BUT then that was the thread Dan was barfing on.

    Long story short, a piece of a cut log fell on the damn toe. Damn near popped the whole toenail off. I’ve cut as much of the toenail off as I can…Time to stop screwing with it and take more ibu’s.

    I’m just trying to decide what to swallow them with…Beer, rum, vodka, tequila, gin…Oh wait…I have some red wine, too.


    HERSHEY’S Chocolates can cause SMALL FEET !!

    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.

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