Dr. Semmelweis is no longer with us, surgical fires are. Laser surgery is at times the source of ignition of fires in operating rooms. Laser surgery and Dr. Semmelweis’ efforts had and still have similar consequences, good and bad ones. They save lives, quite a few on account of laser surgery, but vastly more, perhaps as many as or more than half a billion in the case of Dr. Semmelweis’ efforts. Unfortunately, they also caused and cause injury and death, very rarely in the case of laser surgery, perhaps never in the case of Dr. Semmelweis but once. What he discovered killed him. It made him a martyr who died … Continue reading
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Stephen’s Art is by an artist whose work spans antler carvings and much more. Index for Stephen’s Art Antler carvings by Stephen Fish pond and water works in Stephen’s backyard Iron-work by Stephen About Stephen Contact Stephen Antler carvings by Stephen Stephen will carve per request and make deals (e.g.: accept moose antlers as part of price for carvings). Price for a carving like any of those shown here: Can$350 Contact Stephen Tel: (780) 796-2306 (leave message with your tel.#, if necessary). You can also leave a FB message here. It will be passed on to Stephen. Fish pond and water works in Stephen’s backyard Iron-work by Stephen Note: The … Continue reading
Dean Stokes – Bruderheim Hotel, Friday Nite, July 24, 2015 – Be there!
We thought that it was time that our house needs to have its roof replaced. If you live in Lamont County, or close to it, and you need your roof fixed, consider Best West Roofing (@ bestwestroofing.com ). I spoke to Dean Stokes about having our roof done, on Friday, June 12th. He and his crew showed up the following Monday. They were done with replacing the shingles on our roof a day later, in the afternoon. Everything was cleaned up, and not a trace of them having done any work was left, other than our roof having new shingles.
Last updated 2017 09 20, to install link to interactive graph. Men’s existence long puzzled scientists, asserts an article by Aamna Mohdin, ‘Why do men exist?’ Aamna Mohdin’s article falls short, on several levels, of being a piece of journalism that satisfactorily addresses the principle of the five Ws (Who, What, When, Where, and Why). One must wonder about the lack of the journalistic integrity of the editors at IFLScience. Then again, given that Aamna Mohdin’s article is flagged as being in the Environmental section of the IFLScience website, it is not surprising that it contains so much propaganda and preciously little science. It seems that any ‘scientists‘ who are … Continue reading
What makes us healthy and wealthy? “Walter – why do you keep posting this chart?” asked someone yesterday, after I had posted a link to a chart that displays the history of prices for gold and oil. My response to that question was, To illustrate that, in terms of barrels of oil, gold now buys as much energy as it ever did. However, it is not just that chart that is of interest. The other, related charts are of interest as well. Have a good look at them and understand that in terms of wages per hour, per week or per month, we can now buy considerably more per unit … Continue reading
Just look around you. Everything, starting from the keyboard and the screen on your PC (or your I-Phone) to as far as your eye can see — man-made. Everything you see that did not grow by the grace of God or Mother Nature was designed and made with tools designed and made from materials mined, transformed, manufactured, even transported to where it was manufactured and is being used — man-made, by men. It’s a good thing that amongst all of those things we built and that everyone uses, there are also so many other things that uplift the mind, such as the art that many men managed to create. Most … Continue reading
“Why we have two hands,” said the caption for two photos a woman had sent to me. One photo was of a little girl with a credit card and a cellphone, and the other of a little boy holding a remote control and his genitals. I wrote to the woman who had sent me those two photos. She did not write back. Does that mean that she became puzzled and was left speechless, or that my comments drove the lesson home and there was nothing more to be said? Vicky [not her real name], You told me that you don’t like reading. Nevertheless, do me a favour and read all of … Continue reading
Turning the personal into the political The other day someone let me view a video on Islamic violence against women. The video contained many instances of gruesome violence against women, amongst them, the murder of a Jordanian girl, an honour killing. It had happened perhaps about 14 or more years ago. I wrote about it on Mothers_Day_1998, when a TV program, “Mothers and their Daughters”, mentioning it was broadcast by CTV Edmonton. That CTV program was about as revolting as the video of Islamic violence against women I watched the other day. Who knows, the two videos may even be the same. I can’t tell, too much time has gone … Continue reading