I just wanted to let people know that my friend Shway, who posted a plea for help here awhile back has managed to find work and is very close to acquiring insurance, hopefully her cancer will not be considered a pre-existing condition. She recently had to move house, and now has some difficulty accessing the internet, but wanted me to thank those who offered a donation or any other form of support, so thank you everyone.
The public, faced with what they see, rightly or wrongly, as a giveaway “bailout” to big corporations that made profoundly stupid decisions, is irate. So what do you suppose would be the single worst thing you could do, at this point? I mean, the very, very worst — something that screamed “we’re going to fleece you all for every penny, and if you object we’ll drive the economy into the ground around you”? Continue reading Bailout / Socialism for the Uber Rich
Since Sarah Palin’s nomination was announced I’ve had SERIOUS doubts as to whether she actually gave birth to her son Trig, or if instead, he is actually her daughter Bristol’s child. Below is some information I was able to gather.
Sarah Palin announced her pregnancy on March 6th, claiming she was 7-months pregnant. Her aides and co-workers were shocked as she certainly didn’t appear pregnant. On April 18th, newspaper reports said Trig Palin was born a month premature yet weighed over 6 pounds. Coincidentally, it was during this time that Palin’s daughter Bristol, 17, was taken out of high school for 5-8 months citing mononucleosis. Continue reading Sarah Palin Superwoman?
I mentioned in my last post a woman I’ve become friends with who has survived breast cancer, but is now facing serious financial problems. I’ve put up a post from her and I’m hoping someone might have some information, job leads or advice to help her out of this situation. You can read her story here.
Saturday morning I went to see the dietitian my doctor recommended. It was really nice meeting with her. We talked about my goals and limitations, and in the end we’ve come up with a plan that seems really good so far. We kind of went over what I normally eat throughout the day for about a week, and she kind of analyzed that. She hasn’t so much changed what I eat as changed when I’m eating certain things. Continue reading Dietitian News
I took a day off my walking yesterday, and I think it’s done the fracture in the rear of my pelvis a lot of good. It had been feeling a bit achy for the last few days. I’d tried changing the path I walk to reduce the hilliness in hopes of giving my pelvis a kind of working break, but it was still feeling a bit stiff and sore, so I held off on any walking yesterday, and when I got up this morning I was feeling much better, and was able to walk double the distance I’d been walking without any pain in my pelvis. Yippee for that! Continue reading Sometimes a Break is Good for a Break
As much as my post the other day was about Quackery, I thought I’d round things out a bit with a post about some credible research into a cure for cancer; the Kanzius Cancer Treatment. This research is being conducted in conjunction with the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and involves destroying cancer cells using radio waves. The great things about the treatment are it is non-invasive, it does not carry with it the debilitating effects of the current therapies, and it has the potential to work with metastatic cancer. Continue reading The Kanzius Device: Credible Research for a Cancer Cure
Call me a scaremonger but PEAK OIL is real and it is happening. Skeptics and deniers can keep their heads in the sand. Even with a small decline of 2% per annum PEAK OIL is estimated to occur around 2018. THAT’S ONLY 10 YEARS AWAY!
Peak oil is the point in time when the maximum rate of global petroleum production is reached, after which the rate of production enters its terminal decline. If global consumption is not mitigated before the peak, an energy crisis may develop because the availability of conventional oil will drop and prices will rise, perhaps dramatically. Continue reading Peak Oil
Today the new federal budget for Australia was announced, and while I have any number of issues with the budget I’m primarily concerned about how raising the income threshold for the Medicare Levy Surcharge will impact the health care system. Continue reading New Federal Budget for Australia