Friday, September 20, 2013

Quote of the Day

“No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.” - Voltaire

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Doctor gives man the finger

After it gets bitten off by his horse (stupid horse, if you were my horse, well, you've seen Westerns, haven't you, horse, you know, where the horse breaks its leg and a man gets a gun to put it out of its misery?)

So the guy put his chomped off finger on a Popsicle stick and takes it to the hospital, where it can't be saved. However:
Using the bladder tissue of a pig, Dr. Rodriguez made a template of Halpern’s finger and attached it to what was left.

The finger’s cells, bone, soft tissue, even nail grew into the mold.

Is this guy Dr. Rodriguez or Dr. McCoy?-S. FL Doctor Uses New Technology To “Re-Grow” Man’s Finger

But in the comments at the above short article, apparently this a technique that's been used before:

I had a nephew who sawed off the tips of two fingers in a construction accident a couple of years ago. He had this procedure performed through the VA and now has ten perfect fingers. (Good thing, too, as he is a guitar player!)

Well, I NEVER HEARD OF IT! Now I've got to keep it in mind in case some stupid horse bites my fingers off someday. Stupid horses!

Quotes of the Moment

From the first line of the first quote, you might think this is by a statist idiot, but actually, it's by someone who realizes "limited" government is a delusion of those who can't bring themselves to completely give up on state worship (and those who somehow don't know that corporations ARE the state in modern, fascist, crony capitalism).

Dear "Limited Government" fucktards,

How can the state protect you from corporations? The State IS A CORPORATION WITH A MONOPOLY ON FORCE. Corporations are CREATED, SUPPORTED AND PROTECTED BY THE STATE.

Without the state, there are no corporations.

Please stop being fucking stupid and advocating the myth called "limited government."

P.S. = Your Constitution has been in a constant state of violation since George Washington.

This second quote I throw in as a bonus and for discussion (it's in reference to the Navy Yard shooting).

brb I gotta go pretend to give a shit about people who got killed after they signed up to go kill people from other countries for a paycheck.

Both of the above are from Tom Jefferson.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

How Taxpayers Vote with their Feet: Q&A with Author Travis Brown

"We know that voters prefer to go where their income is most protected and most welcome," says Travis Brown, author of the new book, How Money Walks - How $2 Trillion Moved Between the States, and Why It Matters-

She should have "branded" his parts with a machete

The victim explained to police that Jackson bragged about branding other women in the past and said he did it to her because she belonged to him.

Man Allegedly Branded His Initials On Girlfriend’s Vaginal Area

Caturday Morning Cartoons?

Obama Wants ‘Social and Behavioral’ Data Included in Health Records

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) wants to require health care providers to include “social and behavioral” data in Electronic Health Records (EHR) and to link patient’s records to public health departments, it was announced last week.

Health care experts say the proposal raises additional privacy concerns over Americans’ personal health information, on top of worries that the Obamacare “data hub” could lead to abuse by bureaucrats and identify theft.

Peter Schiff's Stand-Up Comedy at NY's Funniest Reporter Show

Syria military option off table - but only for now

Syria has ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and promised to move forward with a plan within 30 days on the destruction of its chemical arsenal, which will be placed under international control for the duration of its (likely long) process of dismantling them.

Instead of treating the deal as a movie-style happy ending, Secretary of State John Kerry is grousing about the war it has apparently foiled, lashing the deal as “not enough” while pushing the idea that the US might still attack Syria unilaterally in spite of the deal, seemingly just for the heck of it.
-Kerry Slams Syria Deal, Pushes Idea of Attacking-Insists Syria's Pledge to Hand Over Arms Not Good Enough

Quote of the Day: Thomas Ligotti

“For the rest of the earth’s organisms, existence is relatively uncomplicated. Their lives are about three things: survival, reproduction, death—and nothing else. But we know too much to content ourselves with surviving, reproducing, dying—and nothing else. We know we are alive and know we will die. We also know we will suffer during our lives before suffering—slowly or quickly—as we draw near to death. This is the knowledge we “enjoy” as the most intelligent organisms to gush from the womb of nature. And being so, we feel shortchanged if there is nothing else for us than to survive, reproduce, and die. We want there to be more to it than that, or to think there is. This is the tragedy: Consciousness has forced us into the paradoxical position of striving to be unself-conscious of what we are—hunks of spoiling flesh on disintegrating bones.” -via Efilism/Antinatalism

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

My Raspberry Breakfast

So, last week I bought one of those little containers of fresh raspberries from the supermarket. It was $2.50 (on sale). I was going to have them over at least a couple of days, but took the whole container to work the next day (because I was rushed that morning) and ate them all for breakfast at my desk with some full fat Greek yogurt. There wasn't room in my yogurt container to add the raspberries, so I ended up forking them and dipping them into the thick, creamy, plain (the only kind I buy) yogurt. They was good!
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