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Comment: Another Yahoo goodie! (Score 3, Interesting) 328 328

On Yahoo Email, there are mandatory ad emails showing on top and one cannot delete those.
If you click on one under Firefox, a link opens but is blocked.
Looks the more BS they produce the more desperate they get and produce even more crap.
Digging their own grave it seems.
Maybe it has to do with the "upper crust people" beeing control freaks and out of touch with reality when things don't go like they should in their minds.

Comment: Re:Wait a minute... (Score 1) 203 203

> ... CPR has a success rate of ... 6%

For what it's worth, CPR is a last ditch procedure, only recommended when the patient is otherwise effectively dead. You're improving a 0% survival to a 6% one.

Upon "survival", with a 50 % chance being a veggie. Have you ever seen a brain dead human on live support, maybe a loved one?
The convulsions, twitching, empty eyes, nobody home?
By my papers, very bad odds ending up like that and doctors being in the business opt out to almost 100 %:

http://www.radiolab.org/story/...
http://www.wnyc.org/i/raw/1/Ga...
Give me pain relieve, all else sucks!
http://www.cepamerica.com/news...

By default in US, CPR will happen unless you have two documents on your body, preferable on your chest:
- Advanced Directive for Surgical/Medical Treatment (Living Will)
- Patient's or Authorized Agent's Directive to Withhold CPR
(may differ from state to state)

If you have to take off, and you will - at least, do it in dignity and at your own terms!

Comment: Re:Wait a minute... (Score 1) 203 203

So you know shit about CPR, the results of it and the working of respirators. Why should we listen to you?

Sure - a "We" person, how cute - here you go, Mr. or Ms. "We":

http://www.radiolab.org/story/...
in there:

A chart of doctor responses from the Precursors Study:
http://www.wnyc.org/i/raw/1/Ga...

and from there:

http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/20...
Now we see a huge Japanese study of more than 400,000 people who experienced out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, published in the JAMA on March 21, 2012. Approximately 18% of those who were administered CPR and epinephrine did achieve spontaneous circulation but fewer than 5% survived 1 month and fewer than 2% survived 1 month with good or moderate cerebral performance.

Maybe you are watching too much TV?

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/...

keep trying...

Comment: Wait a minute... (Score 4, Interesting) 203 203

"Despite the mind-blowing possibilities", "ground breaking" - ????

1000 Mice killed with a 0 success rate and primates next.
1.6 Million funding so far - more to come, as it seems.
What is the actual benefit, how many humans would be able to take advantage of such a procedure at what success rate and which result?

Just for reference, the much hailed CPR has a success rate of - depending where one looks - 6 or 10 % and of those, half have maybe a halfway liveable life, the other half will be tied to an artificial reparator working against their native breath rythm for the rest of their remaining life, not considering remaining mental capacities.

If it really happens that someone gets injured to bad that a new head would be adequate - or, the other way around, the body is wasted and a replacement could be helpful (?)... is this worth it?

All sounds pretty much sick to me. Some ego trip of doing something somebody has never done and wasting living creatures en mass for this.
Maybe a mandatory mental health check should be done on a couple of individuals running those projects before start. Seems basic respect for life in general is missing here.

Comment: Re:What else is new? (Score 1) 335 335

... Give me capitalism, even with the wide gap between the rich and poor, because in that system the poor are better off and there is at least the chance of working one's way above their current station.

a - there is research about the spread in income/wealth and societies where this spread is smaller, people are happier, so your claim "better off" = "happier" goes towards pipe dream.

b - your fairy tale about the chance being able to "just work your way up, the opportunity is there", that's the religious opium pipe dream spread creating hope to simple people and if you just look at the reality of the US educational system - equal opportunity for everyone, sure. You can find societies/countries where such a slanted system does not exist and they fare better in life experience.

Comment: Re:What else is new? (Score 1) 335 335

Yawn.... look at the history, the holy cow of "investing", stock market, mutual funds, compound interest, and what else have you on the current favorite fairy tales resulting in periodic crashes and always the larger part of a population is at a disadvantage and suffering.

There is no doubt that the wealth of the larger part of general population along with effective income is shrinking and may have never been different - the so-called American Dream may have been working for a short period after WW II and became another pipe-dream as it is now.

Just look at the US "democracy" - a totally corrupt undertaking; every politician is "bribed" or won't exist.

A consequence of what? Amassing of wealth and power in a small segment of population and all this is driven to a great part by the hyped Indexes where ups and downs are announced on all public media and people getting hypnotized by it's moves from early childhood on, imprinted for life as a religion.

Dream on....

   

Comment: What else is new? (Score 1) 335 335

Stock- or commodity market values are speculative, Netherlands(?) tulip frenzy comes to mind.
That this system fails does not seem to enter peoples mind since the greed of getting rich or more rich overrides everything else.

What one my think about is who will have to work and pay for all those "profits" taken and why the "bubble up" to the top - what is it - 1 % works to groom the cream of the crop even more and the propaganda of "trickle down" is a fairy tale.

Comment: Re:I don't know ... (Score 0) 25 25

Not sure if it's a "good" thing for "us" to be here. Mass extinction of species, ongoing wars and killings, the whole refugee situation in the mediterrian sea, human world population growth unmanageable, denial of climate change facts, a US representative claiming the earth being 6k years old.. Bigger sunspots would be just like that, bigger sunspots without all the other nonsense.

Comment: Are the individuals (Score 1) 66 66

ordering those kind of actions getting slapped in any way?
Criminal investigation, putting those crooks in court - anything like that?
No, company pays for it, and in end stockholders and customers.
And, not to forget who else gets a cut on those deals? Any idea, like lawyers, negotiators, what their compensations are on those with those numbers - all behind closed doors for good reasons... Sure, they don't have to deal with minimum or living wage issues.

Comment: Re:It was an app on a WORK-Issued Phone! (Score 1) 776 776

... - witness the guy who intentionally flew the airliner into the mountain and killed all on board..."

This is how single events, as disastrous as the may be, are used by demagogues to play their game.
Look at the NSA complex, drone-strikes on "suspects", torture beautified as enhanced interrogation etc. nibbling away on individual's rights and general freedoms previously seen as granted.

You got talent and should go into politics, if you not already are.

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