25, 2013
Crisis: Hedges, Swiss initiative, Healy
  "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.  Shielding a Flickering Flame
  2.  Following Big Money Sweep, Swiss Bid Against Income
        Inequality Voted Down

Lives Touched by GSK
About ME/CFS


This was intended to be yet another crisis item. But just as I had finished the lot, the crazy editor I have to use on Linux overwrote the whole file. So all you get is the links - I am sorry, for this again utterly wasted hours of work.

1. The links

So here are the links:

I just wrote 30 Kb on them, but those were all wasted, and I have neither the health nor the time to redo this. So all I say is this:

The first is by Chris Hedges, and is an excellent piece. I do recommend you read it, and indeed also the piece on dr. Marek Edelman.

The second is an update on what I wrote about on November 20: It did not go through, presumably because the 65% who were against it all believe they will belong to the 1% or less who get such insane "earnings".

The third is a very good piece by Dr David Healy.

And I'm sorry there is no more - but 30 Kb of text disappeared, once again.


[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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