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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tuesday - Alligators, ADHD Aids and Kids


Bullying the Allergies

Kids are bullied constantly for a variety of meaningless traits and style choices, but latest data shows that allergies are newest amongst the list.  As if being a kid in school wasn’t tough enough somtimes now your allergies can set you back.  Does it make it hard to find a date for the prom too?  Hope not.

How was it for you growing up? Is this more of an American/European trait or does this generally occur worldwide? Leave your comments.


A study shows that Kids who are diagnosed with ADHD have a higher risk of Depression and Suicide.  Using a pool of often relatively young persons some as young 6 and 4, studies showed that those diagnosed who had mothers with similar difficulties exhibited high risk factors.  Unfortunately between Cyber- Bullying and hypersexualization, our poor new comers truly have an awfully tight rope to walk.


In the 80s, Cutter Laboratories, a Bayer arm, was a large manufacturer of hemophiliac drugs  which acted as blood clotting agents for those in need.  Worldwide demand was being met.  However, nearly a2 decades later reporters unearth minutes from meetings during the time which suggested that Cutter knowingly distributed solutions tainted with the AIDS virus.  (Note that the image above refers to the Cutter Incident.  A completely seperate case in which Cutter Laboratories distributed live Polio vaccine to unsuspecting…patients.)

Initially, Cutter was producing a formulation of its drug known commonly as the unheated brand, which was cheaper but became contaminated as the sources for plasma were not heavily regulated during those.  Soon realizing what happened, Cutter stopped selling the untreated/unheated variety of the Drug in the west, shipping it’s reserves to Asian markets, among others, in an apparent attempt to sell the remaining dosages of the older drug.  Basically, they KNOWINGLY shipped tainted solutions to quote ‘developing’ markets.  And to make bad matters worse, the FDA, while generally disapproving, requested that the problem be dealt with quietly, in the dark, making that agency complicit.  Not the first time, but hopefully of the last. Read More

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Mr. T stands up for Mom

I pity your mother, just make sure Mr T doesn’t hear me say so.

Mat the Wad introduces Sports Fans

Mat the wad has always got something fun going on. In this episode we learn of the different types of sports fans.  Maybe you know one (or several) of the persons?

Mat the Wad takes Sports

Kendall on Sharecropping in the 21st Century

  Low and behold, just when you thought race relations were improved some half-wit teacher takes some kiddies on a field trip. The funniest if not most disturbing thing you’ll hear all day. Guaranteed.

It’s simply not enough to relive the past through Mcgraw Hill, no, you must actually re-live it under the heat of southern sun.

We’ll try to get a hold of the teacher for an interview.


kendall on sharecropping, humour, cotton, racism

Monday - Clowns, Climate and Cremation

Vote Tiririca 2010

Word is Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva of San Paulo is taking the Repulic Party of Brazil by storm.  With well over 1 million votes for the Congressional and Presidential race Tiririca, his professional name, is winning hearts.  Public representatives attempted to bar him from the race due to the fact that he might very well be illiterate. 

What was the slogan, the rhetoric that won him the support of the people?  

“What does a congressman do? The truth is I don’t know, but vote 
for me and I’ll tell you,” Franciso boasted.  ”It can’t get any worse”.  

He might not be able to read but he sure can whip together one liners !


McDonald’s Heart has left San Francisco

(don’t ask about the medical bills)

Apparently San Francisco, that bastion of controversial governing is considering banning McDonald’s from delivering toys to kids unless they clean up their act, nutritionally speaking of course. The local public servant, Eric Mar, said “I’m doing my best to protect kids and promote healthier lifestyles and living.”


Ad Cremates Kids

We’re ashamed that this is the only headline that might get you to read the story.  Apparently the free world has taken to bully scare tactics to urge humankind to take some interest in the environment that, pre-GMO food, sustained them.  As it happens the 10:10 campaign for global warming/climate change or whatever it’s called now, awareness, is aggressively towing a line. Radiohead provided the music along with guest support from Gillian Anderson and Peter Crouch.  However, the charities involved were appalled at the spot and it was pulled hours from it’s theatrical release.  Good riddance.  However, the Ad Creators have not and will not apologize.  They’ve stated that they will take no efforts to censor the versions of the film that currently exists on the internet.  Eco-Facism or no?


Homemade Sperm

Scientist have successfully created human sperm from stem cells, we’re being told.  While sitting in a martian cafe deciphering the news from the locals, we here that we earthlings have finally created a human sperm cell.


Flu Vaccines Cause Convulsions in Children - from Australia. Apprently one brand of flu vaccinations hasn’t been received well by the host organism (our body).  What do you think? Are Flu Vaccines necessary?