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Archive for December, 2010

Italian doctor may have found surprisingly simple cure for Multiple Sclerosis

Researcher’s labour of love leads to MS breakthrough


From Saturday’s Globe and Mail

In an initial study, Dr. Paolo Zamboni took 65 patients with relapsing-remitting MS, performed a simple operation to unblock restricted bloodflow out of the brain – and two years after the surgery, 73% of the patients had no symptoms. Dr. Zamboni’s thinking could turn the current understanding of MS on its head, and offer many sufferers a complete cure.


Plasma therapy offers less invasive treatment for enlarged prostate

Gentle, effective and economical: with the TURis plasma vaporization electrode from Olympus, excess prostate tissue can be removed very gently and safely in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

BPH is the most common non-malignant disease of the prostate. If medicinal therapy fails, transurethral resection (TUR), i.e. the removal of the affected tissue through the urethra, is the most effective form of treatment. In Germany alone, this surgical procedure is currently performed in about 60,000 patients annually.

Olympus now offers urologists a solution in which the hypertrophic prostate tissue is vaporized. For the first time the TURis plasma vaporization electrode combines the advantages of vaporization with the benefits of bipolar resection, thereby combining maximum effectiveness with the lowest possible side effects. The prostate tissue is vaporized rapidly and effectively and the surface is simultaneously gently coagulated. In this way, bleeding is minimised from the outset.

As in other established bipolar technologies, the use of physiological saline solution as the irrigation fluid and a locally restricted current flow (avoidance of an external neutral electrode) does not harm surrounding tissue and nerves, minimizes tissue denaturization and avoids TUR syndrome. This virtually bloodless treatment method also reduces catheter indwelling times and hospital stays because of the gentle technique – an advantage both for physicians and patients.

Mefo bills – QE in the Third Reich

Since the Politclowns of the EUSSR are desperately looking for new sources of finance to bailout bankrupt EU countries, I thought it is a good time to take a look at the clever tricks of Nazi Germany to finance the re-arming of the Wehrmacht.

Mefo bills From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In May 1933 four German companies, i.e. SiemensGutehoffnungshütte,Krupp und Rheinmetall founded with 1 million Reichsmark the limited liability company Metallurgische Forschungsgesellschaft m.b.H., or “MEFO” for short. The company’s “mefo bills” served as bills of exchange, convertible into Reichsmark upon demand. MEFO had no actual existence or operations and was solely a balance sheet entity.

The arms industry issued the bills of exchange, which then were being accepted by Metallurgische Forschungsgesellschaft m.b.H.  Since the MEFO shareholders were highly regarded members of German industry, the Reichsbank was allowed to discount the bills.

Time to payment was up to 5 years. The bills were guaranteed by the Reich ( reminds me of Fannie and Freddie btw ) and paid 4% interest. They were used as money. Because they paid 4% interest, holders were not interested to present them to the Reichsbank for cash. From 1934 until 31. March 1938 Mefo-bills in nominal value of  12 bill. Reichsmark were issued. They financed ca. 45 % of all military spending to this date. Eight of those twelve bill. RM were absorbed by the market. They were not presented to the Reichsbank for payment. In other words the Reichsbank did not have to print the money and therefore avoided inflation. Hjlmar Schachts plan had worked and the German Reichswehr was-  until 1935 –  secretly re-armed.




Little Ice Age coming?

First some, of course absolutely irrelevant, anecdotal evidence and a plea:

As a teenager I spent the summer at the public natural swimming pool of my home town. Every year the pool was officially opened to the public at the 1st of April.  Later when I was a student, the official season started 1st of June. 20 years later the municipality gave up. The summer usually occurred on an August weekend.  Since I like it warm I moved to Bavaria in 1986. During my first winter South of Munich the huge lake at my house was completely frozen for the first time in 18 years. The summers became shorter every year. In July of 1997 I had to turn the heating on. After living 15 years in Bavaria I moved to South Africa since I like it warm. Today, after 8 years, I am sitting here in the middle of December in long pants and a sweater. Therefore, I appeal to all those climate experts out there: PLEASE SPARE ME your BS about GLOBAL WARMING!!!!!

The Longest & Quietest Solar Magnetic Minimum in Recorded History:

The Travesty of Global Cooling: 12 years and counting

Let us hope it will be “little”…

How much longer must poor tax payers bailout rich banksters?

Will Ireland really succumb to the Commission?

In the Irish Bailout negotiations, the European Central Bank and the Commission had vetoed the proposal to force some of the bank losses back onto the bondholders.

On Tuesday Dec 7th the Irish parliament will have to vote on the new budget. If two MPs vote with the opposition,  Ireland might not have a new budget until after the general election in January. It’s a safe assumption that the present government will be ousted in January. I wonder whether the pimps in Brussel in this case have a plan B.

The Irish situation is almost as hopeless as the Greek is. And its easy to understand why Germany was pushing so hard for this “bailout”. German banksters were particularly keen to lose money in the Irish property market.

Mr. Market is betting on the ECB stepping in, otherwise there would not be a market for PIIGS IOUs. Probably Mr. Market is right. However, a closer look at the EU ministers statement suggests Mr. Market should not become too complacent. There might be a hidden landmine in this text:

“For countries considered solvent, on the basis of the debt sustainability analysis conducted by the [European] Commission and the IMF, in liaison with the ECB [European Central Bank], the private sector creditors would be encouraged to maintain their exposure according to international rules and fully in line with the IMF practices. In the unexpected event that a country would appear to be insolvent, the Member State has to negotiate a comprehensive restructuring plan with its private sector creditors, in line with IMF practices with a view to restoring debt sustainability. If debt sustainability can be reached through these measures, the ESM [European Stability Mechanism] may provide liquidity assistance.”

and then :“On this basis, the Eurogroup Ministers will take a unanimous decision on providing assistance.”

In plain English every member can veto the next bailout if a country is declared to be just illiquid!

Hopefully Mr. Market hasn’t noticed yet and the Irish will pass a budget that meets the demands  of the Commission.

High Fat Diet Contributes to Prostate Cancer

Researchers have discovered how a high fat diet contributes to prostate disease and cancer. Findings from Case Western Reserve University researchers show that a high fat diet triggers a protein that controls DNA and leads to inflammation and prostate diseases. The discovery showing how a high fat diet can lead to prostate cancer, prostatitis and benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) explain the possible link between a high fat diet and prostate diseases.

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men. Dietary factors have consistently been shown to increase the chances of developing the disease. Researchers found that fat triggers the protein complex that controls DNA transcription. The protein is activated in response to stress and inflammation brought about by consuming foods high in fat.

The most common prostate problems experienced by men are prostatitis and enlargement of the prostate (BPH). When researchers fed mice high fat diet and compared the mice to a control group given low fat diet they discovered how fat affects the prostate gland.

Markers of oxidative stress were measured in the prostate cells of the mice, providing direct evidence that a high fat diet triggers the protein complex nuclear factor kappa B, setting off a chain reaction. The result of a high fat diet was increased weight of the prostate gland, cell proliferation that leads to BPH and inflammation.

Prof. Tom Flanagan calls for the assassination of Julian Assange

And this arrogant little fascist is consulting the Canadian PM Stephen Harper. It is unbelievable. Is publicly asking to  murder someone not punishable in Canada ?

Apparently the academic elite is as rotten in Canada as in other countries. Maybe Flanagan has some friends in Bank of America and they pay him for this outrages statement. Or is it just the last attempt of  a pathetic academic to get some attention ?

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