June 9, 2010


me:  Part of the problem, humanely speaking...


Well, I am still sad and not well, and therefore did very little. But I did look around for some amusement, and here is some I liked, that is mostly about the problem that I see I have dealt with a month ago: me+ME:  On the human predicament. In fact, I have dealth with that issue often, but I suppose I didn't do it funnily enough. Well - OK, point taken, but check out Bill Maher on The Problem - and the titles are not mine, but he is a funny guy who tells the truth like it is:

Incidentally as to the last item (and do not miss the last item!): Today are Holland's parliamentary elections, and as ever I did not vote - and one of the reasons why is that Bill Maher's analysis of his then President for nearly eight years Bush fits "my" President Balkenende to a t, except that Balkenende is a lot dumber and neurotic.

Yes, that is possible, Virginia...

P.S. Hopefully more tomorrow, but if not it is because I am simply not well enough to write.

As to ME/CFS (that I prefer to call ME):

1. Anthony Komaroff

Ten discoveries about the biology of CFS (pdf)

3. Hillary Johnson

The Why

4. Consensus (many M.D.s) Canadian Consensus Government Report on ME (pdf)
5. Eleanor Stein

Clinical Guidelines for Psychiatrists (pdf)

6. William Clifford The Ethics of Belief
7. Paul Lutus

Is Psychology a Science?

8. Malcolm Hooper Magical Medicine (pdf)

Short descriptions:

1. Ten reasons why ME/CFS is a real disease by a professor of medicine of Harvard.
2. Long essay by a professor emeritus of medical chemistry about maltreatment of ME.
3. Explanation of what's happening around ME by an investigative journalist.
4. Report to Canadian Government on ME, by many medical experts.
5. Advice to psychiatrist by a psychiatrist who understands ME is an organic disease
6. English mathematical genius on one's responsibilities in the matter of one's beliefs:
   "it is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon
     insufficient evidence
7. A space- and computer-scientist takes a look at psychology.
8. Malcolm Hooper puts things together status 2010.

"Ah me! alas, pain, pain ever, forever!

No change, no pause, no hope! Yet I endure.
I ask the Earth, have not the mountains felt?
I ask yon Heaven, the all-beholding Sun,
Has it not seen? The Sea, in storm or calm,
Heaven's ever-changing Shadow, spread below,
Have its deaf waves not heard my agony?
Ah me! alas, pain, pain ever, forever!
     - (Shelley, "Prometheus Unbound") 

    "It was from this time that I developed my way of judging the Chinese by dividing them into two kinds: one humane and one not. "
     - (Jung Chang)

See also: ME -Documentation and ME - Resources

P.P.S. ME - Resources needs is a Work In Progress that hasn't progressed today.

Maarten Maartensz

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