29, 2013
Crisis: A long list of unquoted uncommented links
  "They who can give up essential 
   liberty to obtain a little temporary
   safety, deserve neither liberty
   nor safety."
   -- Benjamin Franklin [1]
   "All governments lie and nothing
   they say should be believed.
   -- I.F. Stone.

  1. A long list of unquoted and uncommented links
  2. Personal
About ME/CFS


I finished yesterday with:

Actually, this issue of Nederlog is smaller than I expected - but I just got the news that my English girlfriend Stephanie F. died in 1996, from a very aggressive cervical cancer, probably at age 53. I am not very amazed, because I believed I would have, somehow, heard of her if she were alive, since she was very special, but I am rather struck. It's a great pity.

In fact, I am still struck, though I expected that she would be dead, because I had not heard from or about her since 1985. My reasons for being struck are that, completely apart from me, she was very special, especially intellectually, but also ethically and morally, and also I did have my first really serious mutually  loving relationship with her, that came to grief mainly over the practical difficulties we had, with me being young, poor and Dutch, her being nearly eight years older and English, and there being no way for her to live in Holland or for me to live in England, with a halfway decent income. Also, I was 21 and she was 29 at the time, that seems more important to me now than it did then.

There is a whole lot of crisis related stuff today, but I will treat it differently from before: I merely give a list of titles with links, without quotations or comments.

The main reason for this is my learning that Stephanie has died, which I only did learn yesterday, and only because - at long last - there was an internet- connection with one of her children, who very kindly replied to me, and who indeed recalled me, from 1984.

There is absolutely nothing to be done about the fact that Stephanie will be forever unreachable, but it did shock me, and I will write about her, in English, but not now.

What you get today is just a set of titles + links about the crisis, and you'll have to sort it yourself.

1.  A long list of unquoted and uncommented links

As I explained in my introduction, there is no "regular Nederlog" today, but I did gather quite a lot of titles that I now reproduce with their links, but without quotation and without comments. I have preceded each title with its source, though you can also find this by putting the cursor on the link:

That is 19 items, mostly articles, and nearly all connected to the crisis and to the NSA.  The last three are an exception: "SHIT happens" is by Dr David Healy, and is about the massive corruption introduced by Big Pharma, and not, as such, about the crisis, while the last two are TYT video items, and are not articles.

And I uploaded this about 4 to 6 hours earlier than is usual.

2. Personal

I am out, for the moment
, struck by the total unreachability of my first great and mutual love, who also was the most intelligent woman I've ever met. I will write about her, in English also, but not today.


[1] Here it is necessary to insist, with Aristotle, thay the governors do not rule, or at least, should not rule: The laws rule, and the government, if good, is part of its executive power. Here I quote Aristotle from my More on stupidity, the rule of law, and Glenn Greenwald:
It is more proper that law should govern than any of the citizens: upon the same principle, if it is advantageous to place supreme power in some particular persons, they should be appointed to be only guardians, and the servant of laws.
(And I note the whole file I quote from is quite pertinent.)

About ME/CFS (that I prefer to call M.E.: The "/CFS" is added to
facilitate search machine) which is a disease that I have since 1.1. 1979:

1. Anthony Komaroff

Ten discoveries about the biology of CFS(pdf)

3. Hillary Johnson

The Why  (currently not available)

4. Consensus (many M.D.s) Canadian Consensus Government Report on ME (pdf - version 2003)
5. Consensus (many M.D.s) Canadian Consensus Government Report on ME (pdf - version 2011)
6. Eleanor Stein

Clinical Guidelines for Psychiatrists (pdf)

7. William Clifford The Ethics of Belief
8. Malcolm Hooper Magical Medicine (pdf)
Maarten Maartensz
Resources about ME/CFS
(more resources, by many)

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