Tag: biotechnology

How much would you pay to get your mother off her deathbed

and resume a normal life after all her cancers disappeared?

How much would you pay for yourself if you are a woman or for your daughter or for other people’s mothers and daughters?

How much then would you for your Great Dane not to have his leg amputated because of a common sarcoma in big dogs and then almost certainly die anyway?

If you have no dogs, how much would you pay so that other dogs might live?

Obama and your Congress will pay nothing at all but will pay handsomely to delay such a drug from getting to market.

There is trillions for bankers to confiscate your home even if you never borrowed a penny from them, there is more trillions to kill Americans and others with warfare.

There is billions for Big Pharma and hospitals and insurers to sell you worthless and often harmful medicine and treatment.

But for small biotechs developing such a drug that actually exists, there is nothing at all but trouble.

NOTA BENE:  I have an investment in such a drug – a whole $300 or so – and it has only shown such results below the expected therapeutic level in a small proportion of patients in safety testing.  It is a blue sky gamble because of the huge funding required in hard times.  Banks need to keep their money and others prefer safety above all.  I will not go beyond this description for fear some other damn fool will risk the kids’ milk money.

Best,  Terry

Another War We Are Losing

While Afghanistan sinks back into the muck of religious extremism that frightened even the ayatollahs in Iran, the leaders of the de facto Kurdistan are rediscovering what sort of friend they have been relying on with Turkey being aided in its genocide of Kurds by the U.S.. South America’s democracies in open revolt against the hegemony of the norteamericans, a far more important war than all of those combined is flagging under assault from the left and corporate interests.

That is the War on Cancer initiated by that old reprobate, Dick Nixon.

The Doctor and The Dying Woman

“I am dying, doctor.  What should be done?”

“Get better parents next time.”

Most everyone here has probably read of the “dying woman,” Kathy Stengl, who is confronting presidential candidates.  The following is just one account:


[Mike Huckabee] greeted her. She told him of her diagnosis and a need to redirect health care spending.

“Actually, that’s what I did in Arkansas,” Huckabee said. “We started moving our whole state system toward prevention.”

Stangl asked what he would do as president to change the national health care system.

Huckabee responded that it must start with federal programs like Medicare and Medicaid.

The preacher did a bit better than Dr. Ron Paul might have done but not much.  If Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (Lam) is a genetic disease, as suspected, the only prevention would be preventing the birth of those with the defect.  Since Huckabee is a right-to-lifer, one might shudder at his proposal for prevention.