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Monthly Archive: November 2012

Nov 17 2012

Age of Kali – Beefeater

I have been trying all day to get my hands on this. I failed. Apparently the book isn’t really published in the South. I may try a large publishing house like Higginbothams but it’s apparently a weird book. I think everyone has covered this. My point however is something different… “They easily cheat, tell lies, …

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Nov 17 2012

Thou Shalt Not Tell Half Truths

I am not a part of the Con brigade here (The Conference Brigade… Not the FTB version of Hustle) so I rarely get to show people one of the major issues in pseudoscientific reporting. One of the major problems of reporting of medical literature is the “half truth”. Medical Literature and Research is boring. It’s …

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Nov 17 2012

It’s Against My Religion

It’s Against My Religion to Fund Contraception For My Employees. This doesn’t make you a principled christian. This makes you a tosser. Birth Control is vital to a healthy society. Our society has the things it does because we live in a society where we have created artificial largesse through technology and by artificially controlling …

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Nov 15 2012

Kids these Days

With their gangs and their baggy pants and their hophip music and their atheism. So what’s the pope so mad about today? Is it the millions of people doomed to die in Africa if they don’t use condoms? Is it the treatment of homosexuals in Uganda where they are planning to execute gay people? Is …

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Nov 14 2012

Faith and Begorrah

Well faith certainly. As of now most of us have heard about the death of Savita Halapannavar who was denied life saving medical care. For those who haven’t? Savita required an abortion. Not because she wanted one but because she needed one. She had a medical condition where her cervix prematurely dilated. Now there are …

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Nov 12 2012

It’s Not Harmless

We keep thinking that quackery and medicine can co-exist. Complementary medicine and alternative medicine is a big business, preying on the lack of understanding about medicine, the fears about medical science and the apparent validation of quackery as a legitimate business. We don’t treat “quacks” as quacks. We treat them as doctors. We call their …

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Nov 11 2012

Poppy

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In …

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Nov 10 2012

Age of Kali – Moral Police

The Indian rule of mob is well known. When my bus ran over a drunken pedestrian who slipped and fell into traffic the result was the entire population of the bus doing a collective hit and run and fleeing the scene. I didn’t. Me and a few other medical students tried (well succeeded) in saving …

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Nov 09 2012

Festival of B(light)

It’s the Hindu Christmas time… It’s Diwali. The Festival of Light. What this means is four days off to pig out, dress in fancy outfits and get money from relatives. It also means non-stop fireworks around the clock and the usage of massive loudspeakers that play everything from religious music to the latest movie hits. …

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Nov 08 2012

Hags of Lag – Leeeerroooooyyy Jeeenkins

Remember the attempt to shame Colleen Lachowicz (the Democratic Candidate for State Senate in Maine)? It basically involved “attempting to portray her in a negative light due to her hobby”. Her hobby being World of Warcraft. In particular her choice of playing as a Orc Rogue (and a high level one at that too). Nothing …

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