Archive for March 30, 2008

Teh IntarNyet: I Can Haz Addiction?

March 30, 2008

You Can Haz!!!

Goodnight!

Statin Drugs: More Fraud

March 30, 2008

Journal Issues Warning on Two Cholesterol Drugs

CHICAGO — Two widely prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs, Vytorin and Zetia, may not work and should be used only as a last resort, The New England Journal of Medicine said in an editorial published on Sunday.

The journal’s conclusion came as doctors at a major cardiology conference in Chicago saw for the first time the full results of a two-year clinical trial that showed that the drugs failed to slow, and might have even sped up, the growth of fatty plaques in the arteries. Growth of those plaques is closely correlated with heart attacks and strokes.

Emphasis added by me.

My cardiologist just last week, after telling him I stopped Simvastatin, recommended Zetia!

I said No.

So OK then. That does it for me.

I will never again be on a cholesterol-lowering drug.

Not ever.

I stated earlier that I would be publishing my lipid test results for the past several years. I held up on that because I had a test recently, post-Simvastatin, and wanted to add that. I intend to post later this week.

Previously here:

James Kendrick Describes His Stroke
Statin Drugs: Two Notes
Statin Drugs: No Blood
Statin Drugs: Does V.P. Dick Cheney Take One?
Statin Drugs: Jarvik Ads Withdrawn
Statin Drugs: More Better!
Statin Drugs: Pain For Nothing
Statin Drugs: Survey
Simvastatin Made Me Insane
Simvastatin: This Happened To Me Too!
Simvastatin Vs. My Mind
Stopping My Statin
Give Me Back My Mind!

The World You Don’t See

March 30, 2008

A Victim Treats His Mugger Right

Diaz says he and the teen went into the diner and sat in a booth.

“The manager comes by, the dishwashers come by, the waiters come by to say hi,” Diaz says. “The kid was like, ‘You know everybody here. Do you own this place?'”

“No, I just eat here a lot,” Diaz says he told the teen. “He says, ‘But you’re even nice to the dishwasher.'”

Diaz replied, “Well, haven’t you been taught you should be nice to everybody?”

“Yea, but I didn’t think people actually behaved that way,” the teen said.

Emphasis added by me.

You don’t see this scooting around in your Mid-East-oil-dependent car or SUV.

You don’t see this appearing on your HDTV.

Walk. Take mass transit.

Throw out the HDTV. It’s worthless anyway.

See the world. The real world.

Greg Palast On The Ugly American Frontline

March 30, 2008

God Damn America
Especially Pennsylvania

At a gas station, I scored the paper and coffee, spilled some on the front page – the closest thing I’ve got to a religious ritual – then parked in front of a row of insanely pretty salt-box houses shining like mad teeth on the river bank.

One was missing a pick-up in the driveway; its screen door was left half-open, and there was a letter taped to the window. The Sheriff’s Notice of eviction. Another foreclosure.

God damn America.

I don’t believe in damnation, dammit.

Especially not on this earth.

Fat cats: Your time is coming to an end.

– via Matthew St. Amand

Wikileaks: More Masha Allen Horror

March 30, 2008

One Child’s Unending Abuse – From Disney World Girl to Drifter

A lawyer who represented a young girl who was adopted from Russia by a Pennsylvania man and sexually abused and exploited for five years claims the girl’s new adoptive mother has physically abused and neglected her, including withholding important medical and psychiatric treatment that would help the young victim move forward in her life.

The attorney, James Marsh, of White Plains, New York, filed a notice of claim in the name of Masha Elizabeth Allen, demanding that Allegheny County, the county Office of Children, Youth and Family, the county Office of Human Services, the Families United Network, Inc., and various individuals associated with those groups, pay Masha up to $100 million in damages for placing her with her adoptive mother, known as Faith Allen. The notice of claim will preserve Masha’s right to sue the organizations and individuals any time until she is 21, according to Marsh.

Previously here:

I’m Getting Creeped Out Now
More About Masha Allen
Are Schools Just Pedophile Playgrounds Now?
The Franklin Credit Union Sex Scandal
Masha

Prank Almost Kills Guy – DoubleViking Video

March 30, 2008

Right. As If.

Vodpod videos no longer available. from www.doubleviking.com posted with vodpod

Tech Lust Alert: Asus EeePC Gets Windows XP!

March 30, 2008

Hands-On With the Asus Eee PC 4G Windows XP Version

Go! They have a video!

And:

Asus Eee PC 4G Windows XP Version To Be Available at Best Buy for $399 In April

April 9th!

That’s two days after the rumored release date of the lust-o-licious hp 2133 (which, for the math disabled, is April 7th).

Watchmen: The Movie

March 30, 2008

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The movie has wrapped principal shooting.

It’s less than a year to its release date.

And you just know who my favorite one is:

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This. Better. Be. G.R.E.A.T.

WoozyFly.com :: Girls Don’t Cry, One More Day

March 30, 2008

Ah, Girls. I miss you. I haven’t played your songs since you broke up.

Vodpod videos no longer available. from www.woozyfly.com posted with vodpod

3G iPhone? Hai! Kitte Kudasai!

March 30, 2008

Apple secures Japanese iPhone naming rights – 3G release all but certain now

A seemingly insignificant press release from a Japanese company we’ve never even heard of has suddenly set tongues wagging about everyone’s favorite rumor – the fabled 3G iPhone.

Nagoya-based Aiphone chose this week to tell the world that it has been in talks with Apple since last summer about giving the US firm the right to use the ‘iPhone’ trademark in Japan.

It will be interesting to see how the iPhone does in Japan.

I know one purveyor of an obsolete operating system that won’t be happy.