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Auguru

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  1. Once again, Western corporations find a solution that is driven by capitalism rather than science and common sense.

     

    The real solution? A. annua plants and seeds! Processed as an infusion- all you need is off-the-boil water - it is perfectly effective when consumed as a beverage throughout the day. Just drink it! People can then grow their own medicine and use it as needed, without suffering from the greed of the pharmaceutical industry.

     

    I suppose there is merit in the comment about capitalism getting in the way of a practical solution. However, given the problem of drug resistance in malaria, it might be prudent to apply some scientific common sense and make sure this new therapy is used wisely. No sense using uncontrolled dosages that might lead to over (or more importantly under) dosing. To anthropomorphize, these parasites are crafty devils and the range of available therapeutic agents is thin, at best. If a home-grown solution could be made available and utilized appropriately, then I'm all for it. Of course, the same critique can be applied to Big Pharma. It's not like they manage to avoid the development of drug resistance just because the drugs are "refined" and dispensed under the supervision of "competent" M.D.s


  2. sodden sot song...

     

    I walk the streets and wring my hands,

    trying hard to understand,

    but I just can't make myself believe

    that it's for good she's gone,

    why do I go through this pain,

    day and night it's all the same,

    heaven help a man like me who walks alone

     

    A man like me can't sit and cry,

    I walk the streets and wonder why

    a love like ours should go so wrong,

    I haven't seen her in so long

     

    The honky-tonks have no appeal,

    They don't help the way I feel,

    What on earth can ease a heart like mine

    That feels it can't go on

    Things have changed from what they were,

    Life's so different without her

    Heaven help a man like me who walks alone

     

    A man like me can't sit and cry,

    I walk the streets and wonder why

    a love like ours should go so wrong,

    I haven't seen her in so long

     

    The honky-tonks have no appeal,

    they don't help the way I feel,

    what on earth can ease a heart like mine

    that feels it can't go on

    things have changed from what they were,

    life's so different without her

    heaven help a man like me who walks alone

     

    "A Man Like Me" by Roger Miller (killer cover by Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys)


  3. I made an interesting ice related discovery tonight.  Instead of a sugar cube I placed an ice cube onto my spoon and slowly pored the water over it.  The "la Feuille d'Absinthe" replica spoon has 4 small prongs sticking up that hold the ice cube perfectly, almost as though it was designed for that purpose.  A great water decelerater!

     

    As I smack myself in the head (a la the old V8 commercial): what a great idea! Especially for folks like me who prefer no sugar, but need the water decelerator...

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