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Archives for December, 2006

Friday Pet Blogging

This is my sister’s bulldog, doing what it loves the most.  You’ve got to be careful when doing this, though. It took a while to get this shot, to get one that was not blurry.  The dog kept jerking his head back and forth.

My Objection To This News

CNN has a report about a cluster of deaths from Anorexia, in Brazil.   The subject has become a morbid fascination for Brazilians, and is even the theme of a popular TV soap opera. It has also touched off a debate within Brazil’s fashion industry that has long presented the rail-thin model as the paragon…

This Adds To My Respect

This adds to my respect for Gerald Ford.   Ford: Bush made ‘big mistake’ on Iraq justifications 11:07 p.m. EST, December 27, 2006 WASHINGTON (CNN) — In an interview never before published, former President Gerald Ford said President Bush and his chief advisers “made a big mistake” with their justifications for the Iraq war. Ford…

Gerald Ford: Some Thoughts

I have a confession to make.  I once voted for a Republican Presidential candidate.  That candidate was Gerald Ford.   Why?  Several reasons.  For one, it was my first time voting, so I was not very good at it yet.  Two, even though I was upset about the pardon of Nixon, and unimpressed by his…

Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer Disease?

NEJM  has a very interesting article about the use of PET scans to differentiate between persons with normal cognitive function, those with mild cognitive dysfunction, and those with Alzheimer Disease (AD).  Unfortunately, you need a subscription to view the full article, but you can read the abstract for free, so I’ve taken the liberty of…

Disturbing Report About Microsoft Vista

It’s kind of technical, but interesting if you care about the inner workings of the machine you are using to read this post.  Microsoft Vista has built in an elaborate system to prevent copying of protected digital content.  In so doing, Microsoft has imposted stringent requirements on hardware manufacturers.  They also have created a system…

New Drug Out, So What Do You Do?

Several bloggers have already commented on Johnson & Johnson’s new schizophrenia drug, Invega®.  The official FDA announcement is here.  The first blog post I saw was at Sparkgrass:   I’d hate for somebody to have to come up with, ya know, a new drug. Not to say that a longer acting atypical isn’t a nice addition…

Merry Christmas

And what could be better than this? End of the neo-con dream By Paul Reynolds World Affairs correspondent The neo-conservative dream faded in 2006. The ambitions proclaimed when the neo-cons’ mission statement “The Project for the New American Century” was declared in 1997 have turned into disappointment and recriminations as the crisis in Iraq has…

Yet Another HPV Vaccine Controversy

You’d think we’d be done with this.  Actually, maybe we are, because now the controversy has moved to the UK: Row over cancer jab plan for all schoolgirls Mass vaccination ‘will save lives’ Parents fear rise in underage sex Gaby Hinsliff, political editor Sunday December 24, 2006 The Observer Schoolgirls as young as 12 are…