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Sunday, August 31, 2014

My first Remicaid Infusion.

Kangaroo infusion pump
Kangaroo infusion pump (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I had my first Remicaid infusion at Froedtert Infusion clinic.  Got my own room, snack, juice, happy nurses, free needles and a cushy chair.  Pretty sweet stuff. They checked on me every 15 minutes for three hours to make sure my throat didn't suddenly close up from a reaction to Remicaid which would have been really rare.  Everything went well at this first infusion and I hope it stays that way.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Student says 'Bless you' after a sneeze, gets suspended | Christian News on Christian Today

God-bless-the-u-s-a cover
God-bless-the-u-s-a cover (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The teacher in this article sounds like she takes herself just a little bit too seriously.  I don't believe any teacher at Lomira High School would have been too upset about a student saying "Bless you" after a sneeze when I was there.  I think this entire High School has a screw loose if it can give a student a suspension for this.  I wonder how well this school teaches reading, writing and arithmetic when its administration is concentrating on these severe matters of discipline for such riotous behaviour.

Student says 'Bless you' after a sneeze, gets suspended | Christian News on Christian Today

Cyborg moths to the rescue! - CNET

Cyborg Hunter
Cyborg Hunter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cyborg Moth's are real and they are here to help.  T2 was the best movie of the terminator series and Arnold should have just stopped helping right after he finished it.  Wait until the terminator moths start taking over the world and Hollywood movies go to the bugs.

Cyborg moths to the rescue! - CNET

Be on the lookout for giant lake spiders, says Wisconsin DNR - TODAY'S TMJ4

Dawkins: aborting Down's syndrome baby is the 'moral' choice | Christian News on Christian Today

English: Richard Dawkins at New York City's Co...
English: Richard Dawkins at New York City's Cooper Union to discuss his book The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Atheists do seem to have morals.  They just don't seem to be the same morals that Jesus had. I am not terribly impressed with the morals that are advocated by atheists.

Dawkins: aborting Down's syndrome baby is the 'moral' choice | Christian News on Christian Today

'Thigh bone' on Mars? NASA explains an unusual find - CNET

Police dogs are safer than guns and Harley's should be electric

Swedish police dogs in action during nationali...
Swedish police dogs in action during nationalist demonstrations on National Day, 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I believe one way to reduce the fatalities during police arrests of suspects is to increase the number of trained police dogs used by law enforcement.  A trained police dog can take down the toughest resisting suspect without killing him. Dogs are safer for the suspect and the risk to the officer is greatly reduced.  Stray police bullets would also not endanger innocent bystanders because a dog usually makes guns unnecessary. Taxes should be increased as needed until we have sufficient police dogs with bulletproof vests to help law enforcement along with officers properly trained to handle dogs.

Harley Davidson is working on quiet stealthy electric motorcycles that could be used for law enforcement very effectively in my opinion.  I would recommend making a larger electric motor-tricycle for the police that is designed to transport a police dog on the back in comfort.  I believe that this combination would be more effective for law enforcement than a foot patrol or bicycle patrol.  Cost efficiency could be achieved by reducing litigation and gasoline consumption.

Guns firing in a crowded city are never a good thing for anyone.  Why not cut down the number of times it occurs? Police dogs are really a humane way to deal with a horrible problem that everyone wants to stop.  Combining dogs with stealthy electric motorcycle technology for transportation seems to be a simple choice for the future that will save lives.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

It's infusion time again.

diagram of a human digestive system
diagram of a human digestive system (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Looks like I will be getting Remicaid infusions.  I have had other types of infusions before and they were not an incredibly fun time but maybe Remicaid will not be so bad.  All you need to do is get an IV and sit still for three hours at a time for the rest of your life. Piece of cake. My insurance company should be happy because I will no longer need Humira at $4000 per month and Remicaid has got to be cheaper than that. All my medications together cost about $100,000 per year even without any operations or doctor visits. Hopefully Remicaid will keep my severely inflamed GI tract in one piece.  That would be a good thing from my point of view.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Pope backs military force to protect Iraq minorities

A U.S. Air Force Lockheed C-130H Hercules (s/n...
A U.S. Air Force Lockheed C-130H Hercules (s/n 93-7313) from the 187th Airlift Squadron, 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard, picks up personnel at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, on 18 June 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Pope is right about using military force to protect Iraq minorities.  Any human being with a conscience can see that something needs to be done to stop the torture and murder of these innocent people.  This situation is very similar to the rise of Adolf Hitler and his persecution of Jews during WWII.  I would advocate the heavy use of our carrier based air power combined with local armies that are willing to work with us to stop ISIS cold right now. There is not any reason to wait while using weak military force for limited operations. If there ever was a case for dropping as many bombs as we can it is to stop ISIS at this time.  What the hell are we waiting for another 9/11 style attack on our homeland by ISIS? If ISIS succeeds in establishing control over large areas of the Mideast, the United States will almost certainly be required to use large numbers of ground troops to protect our own vital interests at the cost of many American lives.









Pope backs military force to protect Iraq minorities

Congo polio strain can resist vaccine : Nature News & Comment

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None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Polio appears to be alive and resistant to some types of vaccines. Many diseases could mutate like polio and we need to be constantly ready to deal with potential epidemics.  Ebola and Polio are the current dangers of the day.  I don't believe we can simply trust the medical community to handle the situation caused by new or mutated diseases.  Mistakes happen.  Smallpox samples were misplaced and that could happen with other deadly diseases.  Scientific arrogance or sympathy for victims could kill people.  The United States needs real laws to isolate dangerous diseases from our hemisphere when needed and to keep diseases isolated from other countries when the disease originates here.



I thought it was arrogant and foolish to bring the Ebola patients back to this hemisphere.  I am glad they had the best available treatment and lived.  What if they had infected other people?  This may sound ridiculous  but I think the United Nations should establish one or more large advanced medical ships with helicopter landing capability to deal with these types of diseases or other medical emergencies world wide.  This would allow medical care to maintain a quarantine on new deadly diseases.  Only the people on the ship would be lost in a crises rather than spreading the disease to our entire hemisphere.



Congo polio strain can resist vaccine : Nature News & Comment