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Archives for December, 2007

Twin Juvenile Pandas Wrestle

This is another irresistable panda video; I got this from Neatorama, who got it from A Welsh View.

This is an albino squirrel, as featured in the Daily Mail.  They have a gallery of such photos here, including an amazing albino peacock. Also, check out the winners of the National Geographic photo contest.

The Duty for All Christians

Christians have a solemn duty.  The reason will become clear. Recently, there was a strong reaction in the Blogosphere about Governor Mitt Romney‘s “Faith In America” Address.  I noticed in particular the posts on Effect Measure, Matthew Yglesias, and Dispatches from the Culture Wars.  There were many others, but the point is that Romney pushed…

Yale Open Courses

Yale University is following the trend, putting entire college courses on the Internet. As a member of the vast left-wing conspiracy, I object.   I object, because now, conservatives will be able to see what methods we use to brainwash college kids.  They will see how we get them to vote for Ralph Nader.  They…

I haven’t gotten back to the “selection of antidepressants” series.  Mostly that is because, alphabetically, the next one is supposed to be citalopram.  While citalopram (Celexa™) is a perfectly fine antidepressant, it is kind of boring. So to spice things up a little bit, I’m going to jump ahead to desvenlafaxine.  This is a drug…

Armadilloize Your Dog for $500

There is an artisan at Pitbull Armory who makes armor for people, primarily for Society for Creative Anachronism events.  But he also makes armor for dogs.  And horses.  And he’s “made history” by making armor for a squirrel. Here’s the dog armor, on a dog named Spok: And here is the squirrel in armor: So…

Bush Promises Reforms in HIV Policy

Last year, on the occasion of World AIDS Day, President Bush promised to reform a discriminatory policy that blocks most persons with HIV from entering the USA.   The current rule does allow for waivers, but the process is cumbersome and unscientific. Now, one week after this year’s World AIDS Day, we learn that the…

This case was written up in the NEJM, and made freely accessible.  The image on the top left shows a brain scan taken three years earlier than the one on the top right.  The other images show the cells in the tumor.   It is a meningothelial meningioma, World Health Organization grade I. You may…

“Classic Victim’s Mistake” (?)

From an article in the Washington Post: Afterward, she stayed strong. She wasn’t going to make the classic victim’s mistake of blaming herself for provoking the attack. Mo, writing at Neurophilosophy, commented at length upon an article about the use of MDMA (Ecstasy) in the treatment of PTSD.  The post, and the article, raise a…

The Washington Post has an interesting article, ‘A Soldier’s Officer’, about an officer in Iraq who attempted suicide and endangered other personnel.  The military is considering putting her on trial for “assault on a superior commissioned officer, aggravated assault, kidnapping, reckless endangerment, wrongful discharge of a firearm, communication of a threat and two attempts of…