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Ipso & Wanka

Posted by Maya @ 23:48 on October 10, 2015  

Yes, the Doc described all the ‘surgical’ options if needed down the road.  They would still rather I pass it naturally.   Fluids are draining past the stone, so there is no imminent danger of drowning the kidney.

If neccessary, the Lithotripsy… shockwaves in a bathtub to break up the stone, would be my first choice.   Beyond that it gets horribly invasive.  But they still want me to pass it naturally if can….    glug… glug… glug


Memory Lane, Market Predictions, 28 August 2007, HERE WE GO AGAIN

Posted by Mr.Copper @ 20:57 on October 10, 2015  

No one can predict how deep the decline in Western economies that is underway will go, because there is so little transparent information. Within the U.S., the government is hiding the severity of the crisis in order to prevent a collapse of consumer confidence.

Realize that the problem does not lie on the side of production. Global industry has the capacity to produce a huge quantity of goods and services. There is even a glut in some sectors, such as automobiles, textiles, IT, and other consumer products.

Rather the problem, as with the Great Depression, is that purchasing power at the consumer level is lacking. In the U.S., purchasing power, as measured by M1, is already in a recession-level decline. The causes are the high level of consumer debt, high cumulative levels of taxation on the dwindling middle class, and the tragic erosion of wages and salaries from job outsourcing.

In the absence of purchasing power, the Federal Reserve has chosen the strategy of trying to outrun collapse by creating inflation. This is the meaning of the bail-outs that are going on. It’s an attempt to devalue debt at the macro level. It’s a hidden tax on everyone but the super-rich. Everyone else is poorer today than they were yesterday.

How long this can go on is unpredictable. It’s another bubble following on the housing and asset bubbles that are already bursting on a daily basis before our eyes.

I don’t see any responsible analyst who foresees any better outcome than a recession that would see the DJIA at a level of 8000-8500 within a few months. Again, maybe the Fed’s printing presses can hold this level of decline at bay for a while longer, but I doubt it.

There are major players in the markets who see an even steeper decline coming even sooner. Some say as soon as a month.

There is also a real chance of an eventual depression-level contraction. How much of a chance, I don’t know. This conceivably could lead to a total collapse of consumer markets, economic paralysis, and widespread homelessness and starvation. Yes, even in the U.S. Agribusiness, bio-fuel conversion, seedless mega-farming, the disappearance of family farming, and the recent disastrous weather conditions place everyone at risk.

At some point, the federal government, at a minimum, has to step in with New Deal-type relief measures. Whether the Bush administration has that capability is doubtful. Look at New Orleans. They may even try to cover everything up by starting a war against Iran. Are they that crazy? Who can say?

There are also rumors going around that there are plans to allow the markets to be crashed by a terrorist event so as to divert blame. I have gotten no reliable confirmation of these rumors, though there are parties placing what people in the markets are calling “bin Laden”-type bets similar to, but bigger than, the “puts” that were placed before the original 9/11.

These types of bets have been placed in the U.S., European, and Japanese markets that assume a stock market crash of fifty percent within the next five weeks. A report was just carried, I’m told, on CNBC.

Some have said the culprit may be China, but it makes no sense for the Chinese to crash the markets while holding U.S. dollars. Others say it is hedge funds at work to try to drive down the markets in a self-fulfilling prophecy.

But a fifty percent market decline? That’s just not conceivable. Even the hedge funds do not have that much power. The federal plunge protection team—known as the “men in black” by floor traders—would never allow them to do something so disastrous. This has caused some to speculate that the “men in black” are parties to the bets.

These remarks probably give some indication of the chaos going on right now in the U.S. and world economies. The only real solution is a new world financial system based on the concept of credit as a public utility. This is what should be implemented to replace the present system of institutionalized usury.

Richard C. Cook is a retired federal analyst, whose career included service with the U.S. Civil Service Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, the Carter White House, and NASA, followed by twenty-one years with the U.S. Treasury Department. His articles on monetary reform, economics, and space policy have appeared on Global Research, Economy in Crisis, Dissident Voice, Atlantic Free Press, and elsewhere. He is the author of “Challenger Revealed: An Insider’s Account of How the Reagan Administration Caused the Greatest Tragedy of the Space Age.” His website is at www.richardccook.com.



Posted by WANKA @ 20:14 on October 10, 2015  

how about an ultra sound treatment to master blast the stone to smithereens? best wj

more on the special forces sgt.

Posted by WANKA @ 20:12 on October 10, 2015  

Florida Keys News – Key West Citizen

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Army delays controversial discharge of dive instructor


The Army is delaying the discharge of a decorated Special Forces combat dive instructor who is getting kicked out of the Army for shoving an Afghan commander who reportedly confessed to raping a boy in 2011.

Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland has been a dive instructor at the Special Forces Underwater Operations School on Fleming Key since 2012. A year prior, he was with a Special Forces team on deployment in the Konduz province, Afghanistan, when he confronted an Afghan police commander who confessed to raping a 12-year-old boy and then beating the child’s mother when she told authorities, according to the Army Times.

Witness accounts state Martland and his detachment commander, Army Special Forces Capt. Daniel Quinn, both confronted the police commander, but Martland reportedly shoved the local police commander after he laughed and confessed to the rape and beating.

The delay followed intervention on Martland’s behalf from Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, who has a reputation for being a strong advocate for service members.

“Out of respect for Chairman Thornberry’s continued strong support for our military, and his personal appeal, Army Secretary McHugh has agreed to postpone Sgt. First Class Martland’s discharge from the Army for 60 days to allow him to file an appeal with the Army Board for the Correction of Military Records,” reads a statement sent to The Citizen from Army officials at the Pentagon on Thursday.

Officials at the Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School public affairs office at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, referred the matter to Pentagon officials. The JFK Special Warfare Center and School oversees operations at the Special Forces dive school in Key West.

Special Forces Underwater Operations School commanding officer Maj. Josh Eaton declined to comment, and stated his command staff also cannot comment.

Martland has been a standout soldier throughout his career and was the runner-up for the 2014 Special Warfare Training Group Instructor of the Year from a pool of 400 senior leaders in Special Forces.

Martland’s discharge falls under a bureaucratic program in the Army called the Qualitative Management Program, a review process that can be triggered if a soldier does something wrong. The military claims the program is not a back-door way to downsize the Army, but “it is aiding in force reduction efforts by weeding out less desirable soldiers,” according to Army Times reports.

Anyone with a black mark on their record can be dismissed from the service as per the program.

“As Chairman Thornberry noted, the Army has no choice but to reduce the size of its ranks, and the QMP process is vitally important to ensure that the Army retains only the best qualified soldiers,” the Army’s statement to The Citizen reads. “While the material in Martland’s file required that he be considered by the QMP board, it is our desire to ensure every soldier receives fairness and due process and we continue to act accordingly.”

Martland was deployed to Iraq in 2008 and also to Afghanistan in 2010. During his 2010 deployment, Martland was awarded a Bronze Star with Valor for exposing himself to enemy fire after jumping into the turret of a Humvee damaged by a roadside bomb and returning fire while helping his teammates gather equipment, according to a Military.com article.

The same article states Martland was also “praised” in an evaluation by Gen. David Petraeus, then commander of U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan.

Martland was a standout football player who played at Florida State before leaving to join the Army. He graduated from the Special Forces qualification course at Fort Bragg in 2006 and completed the Combat Dive Qualification Course in Key West several years thereafter.

The allegations against the Afghan commander concerned the ancient Afghan practice of “bacha bazi,” which literally means “boy play,” in which Afghans in authority take young boys as virtual sex slaves, according to a Military.com article.

In a letter obtained by the Army Times, Martland said he and his team had seen Afghan police officers beating, conducting honor killings and raping villagers and not being punished.

“My detachment commander and I felt that morally we could no longer stand by and allow our (Afghan allies) to commit atrocities,” Martland reportedly said in the letter.




Posted by ipso facto @ 20:11 on October 10, 2015  

Russian jet ‘shot down by Turkish forces after planes violated country’s airspace on Syrian bombing run’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3267595/Russian-jet-shot-Turkish-forces-flew-country-s-airspace.html#ixzz3oDIHvOir

Canadian firm opens facility to pull carbon from air

Posted by ipso facto @ 19:50 on October 10, 2015  

Squamish (Canada) (AFP) – A company with global plans to pull carbon from thin air to make fuel, while tackling climate change, opened a pilot plant in this remote western Canadian community.

Carbon Engineering, backed by Bill Gates and other investors, unveiled a test facility able to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere using giant fans.

That carbon goes through a series of chemical processes and emerges as pellets, which can be used to make fuel — or simply be stored underground.

The company was founded in Calgary in 2009 by David Keith, a Harvard University climate scientist, with funding from private investors.

Unlike existing machines that capture carbon from smokestacks like those of coal-fired power plants, the direct air capture plant deals “with emissions from sources you just can’t otherwise capture,” said company chief executive Adrian Corless.

“It’s now possible to take CO2 out of the atmosphere, and use it as a feed stock, with hydrogen, to produce net zero emission fuels.”

The benefit of those synthesized fuels, Corless told AFP, is they can be tailor-made for use in existing systems, from petrol pumps to automobiles and airplanes.

“You don’t have to re-tool the $30 trillion in (global) infrastructure now used to deliver fossil fuels,” Corless said.

more http://news.yahoo.com/canadian-firm-opens-facility-pull-carbon-air-035527784.html


Posted by ipso facto @ 17:23 on October 10, 2015  

Did I hear something about a method to blast those stones into little pieces using sound waves?

As much as it hurts, IMO this video is very close to the truth

Posted by silverngold @ 14:29 on October 10, 2015  

Instrumentalizing Warfare


Sng 10:55

Posted by goldielocks @ 13:28 on October 10, 2015  

That’s the kind of common sence people we now need. On the other hand if the breast cancer or any for that matter there has already been a protest of the fast track Obama and his followers have pushed through getting money if they voted yes. It will make medicines too expensive including cancer medicine. One women with breast cancer ” future victim” was arrested at a conference about it for speaking up against it.


Posted by goldielocks @ 12:46 on October 10, 2015  

Sometimes these medicines are more risk than reward but when down and handed it you can just tend to take it and think about it later. Flomax has a lot of side effects including you can help create them unknowing because there a lot of drugs not to mix with them as well as alcohol. Even grapefruit juice I think.

Frankly without The flomax if I ever had somehing like that Id just buy me a six pack of corona and there you go plus sedative effects. I wouldn’t get through the six pack but have fun trying. As far as the diet it’s more keeping a acid base balance for awhile. Oils waters don’t mix so change balance. Don’t se how a concoction can work by itself though like lemon and oil. Lemonade  probably has processed sugar so don’t know how that helps much except for liquid because of the sugar although there are alternative type sugars like agave again as far as Ph. Especially don’t mix sugar with milk.

Maybe be you should get Cellfood too as if the gatorade supposed to work this is like super gatorade plus help maintain your health and electrolyte balance.

Hope it helps the pain anyways without having to take the meds.

Two quotes that fit our world today

Posted by silverngold @ 10:55 on October 10, 2015  

If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take,
their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.”
Thomas Jefferson

“There is an evil in this world and its name is CORPORATION…. and government is its servant.”

Fr. Jim Stewart


Posted by Maya @ 10:28 on October 10, 2015  

I WISH I was getting stoned!   The Percocets give me nightmares.  Apparently the Flomax affected my inner ear and I’m dealing with dizziness every time my head tilt orientation changes.

Thanks for the tips & site.  I don’t know how the oils would have any effect on the kidneys, but I have been drinking lemonade a lot.   Nighttime I have a full quart by the bed, and am up every two hours to the bathroom.   Daytime similar.  Don’t eat much heavy stuff as I get nausea from the pain… and I don’t want much ‘other’ pressure down in my gut.

On the good side…  I’m losing weight like the Doc suggested!    🙁


Posted by goldielocks @ 6:39 on October 10, 2015  

See your still getting stoned.

Heres some ideas this site has it pretty summed up. Also try not mixing water with meals or oils with water. Milk, juice with food ” oils”  drink the water beverages after about hour and at least hour before preferably two and try to avoid coffee. Try to avoid sugary drinks and foods for now think crystalization. Don’t know how well that oil lemon juice works.

This site gives on page two things that may help including pain from spasms. If the ones that apply don’t work well try taking culprim metallicum with it. ” Copper” About 5 pilulues  a day if severe for about three days then about one a day but not to take everyday rest of your life as is copper do DD on it. They used to make copper cups for this reason.  Once the levels up pain in control you can stop for awhile and will depend on you. It’s a old remedy for different things including muscle spasms or cramping pain and works breathing problems  ect. Biggest thing is getting through the pain and without other problems like infection. Try options on this site first page 2.



Meanwhile, I’m still trying to get rid of the rock in ME.

Posted by Maya @ 2:30 on October 10, 2015  

Latest  Xray shows it moved UP…???   WTF?

Doc shrugged and said,  “It happens, sometimes.”  Continue drinking… see you in two weeks.


The new Venezuela Socialist Diet…It really works !

Posted by Ororeef @ 1:57 on October 10, 2015  

Venezuelan government tells citizens to “eat fried rocks” as food shortages caused by socialist policies threaten widespread starvation

(NaturalNews) Life continues to deteriorate under the socialist regime in Venezuela, an oil-rich South American nation whose citizens’ quality of life has nearly collapsed in the throes of Marxist economic policy.

But no matter, because government officials are quick to offer solutions. In fact, the governor of the Venezuelan state of Bolivar has offered a very unique approach to staving off starvation: Citizens who are short on food can always fry up some rocks (that is, if they can find enough cooking oil, which has been a problem too).

After all, says the man who made the suggestion, Gov. Francisco Rangel, during a recent radio program, eating fried minerals and metals of the earth is much better than surrendering to a political opposition that dares to suggest a return to a (once-vibrant) free-market economy that used to provide for citizens’ needs (and at a profit too – gasp!).

Save the revolution, not lives

As reported by the PanAm Post, Rangel – who most likely has no shortage of food at his table – said Sept. 29 that citizens should not “yield to temptation” or worry much about not being able to find food during the country’s regular shortages (in other words, ignore those hunger pangs and Marxist on!).

“Let them take away whatever they want. We are capable of eating a stick, or instead of frying two eggs, fry two rocks, and we will eat fried rocks, ” he said, “but no one can beat us.”

Continuing, Rangel referred to a perceived economic war on his country and “induced inflation” that he and other ruling party members have accused the political opposition of creating – despite the fact that they don’t have the power to implement policy in the country.

“Now that prices are sky high, we need to fight against this together,” he implored. “Let them not feel like they have beaten us.”

Prices – especially food prices – have skyrocketed throughout the country in recent years, driven in large part by shortages that are the result of the regime’s price controls and other socialist economic policies. PanAm Post reported that, according to Andres Bello Catholic University, the cost of basic food items for an average family in Ciudad Guayana, Bolivar, rose by nearly 19 percent in August alone.

Further, university researchers noted that average families must now earn the equivalent in Venezuelan currency of $54.53 a month – roughly six times the monthly minimum wage – just to satisfy basic food requirements.

As further reported by the PanAm Post:

Venezuela is home to the world’s highest inflation. The annual cost of living is increasing at a rate of 633 percent, according to the Cato Institute’s Troubled Currencies Project.

Rangel’s statements echo the words of the late former President Hugo Chavez, who expressed a similar sentiment during a speech several years ago. “It doesn’t matter if we have no clothes to wear, or no food to eat,” he said, “this is about saving the revolution.”

Yes, save the revolution – not lives.

“This is a disaster”

As noted in a blog post at the Mises Canada website, ordinary Venezuelans have had enough of “The Revolution.” Recently, one female shopper attempted to purchase three cans of sardines – sardines – but was forced to put one can back because of rationing.

“This is a disaster,” she said, as noted in the post by Caleb McMillan.

He further wrote:

Food shortages, rising prices, inflation, corrupted incentives, and rampant crime are all symptoms of a primordial problem: socialism. Just because the Socialist Party was democratically elected does not mean that the economic calculation problem has been solved. It’s as if the gods needed one more example to shove down the throats of Western leftists. Economic chaos, food rationing and a complete break down of the social order aren’t lessons of a misguided dictatorship of the proletariat, but a fundamental reality of socialism, whether democratic or not.

If anarcho-capitalists are being asked to move to Somalia, then American socialists (Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, are you listening?) should move to Venezuela. Then again, only the ruling elite (like them) are taken care of.

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