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Parasitic versus Symbiotic 'Worms'

Postby secretnude » Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:31 am

strawman wrote:I'm working on a marketing campaign in the DC style: "Give a man a fish and you've fed him for a day; Teach a man to fish, and he can support himself. But give a man worms, and he can be consumed from the inside, for the entertainment of all."

I endorse this DC marketing campaign
that might indeed cause some pain
for my Business Worms,
Holy Worms
and Book Worms.

Obsessions are like my Symbiotic Worms
that breed
inside us indeed
and the good deeds
of my Symbiotic Worms
makes the Host dare
to care
for the welfare
of the Worms
inside
even if others do deride
keeping such Worms.

Parasitic Worms
are like addictions
that don't benefit the Host of the Worms
in the long run
and in the long run
is likely to run
into Deworming
medications
like the AA Solution
that could work in my opinion.
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Desperate Times and Desperate Measures

Postby secretnude » Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:42 am

strawman wrote:
Medical Tourism maybe a partial solution
to American Health Care confusion.

(If you really want to increase sales, hook up with the organ harvesting entrepreneurs in the Mombai black market.)


It's fascinating that the Third World
doesn't only export labor
but also organs to the First World.

I can't blame the poor
people being exploited in such schemes
but it seems
that the value of life
in some countries where the quality of life
is low
is quite low.

I don't know
how it's possible to stop a trade
that somehow aids
both parties since the amounts paid
do aid the desperately poor
and help the desperately rich.

Desperation
makes both the rich
and the poor
do desperate things
that might indeed bring
long term harm
and Doctors shouldn't harm.

The Senate is seeking to stop the rise of the illegal human organ trade in the Philippines, which is becoming one of the top suppliers of kidneys to First World countries like the United States, Canada and Great Britain.

Sen. Manuel “Lito” Lapid filed Resolution No. 214 directing the Senate committees on health and demography and other appropriate panels to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, into the problem.

Sen. Loren Legarda, for her part, filed Senate Bill 1958 to “uphold the nobility and dignity of donation” and eliminate marketing of human organs for profit.

The two senators cited reports from International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Cable News Network (CNN) that trafficking of human organs was now on the rise in China and in poor countries like Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines and Vietnam.

The IOM also said that the Philippines, India, Colombia and Brazil were among the known suppliers of human kidneys to developed countries.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said kidney failure was increasingly common in rich countries, often because of obesity or hypertension, but a growing shortage of transplant organs fuelled a black market exploiting needy donors and undermining voluntary donation schemes.

According to WHO estimates, the Philippines hosted up to 200 “transplant tourists” in the recent years. Of the 468 kidney transplants in the country in 2003 alone, 110 were for patients from abroad, the senators said.

The resolution also noted a Department of Health report that indeed much of the trade in human organs, especially kidneys, was taking place in the black market.

The DOH cited a recent University of the Philippines study that revealed that there were 3,000 men and women who had sold one of their kidneys for P70,OOO to P120,OOO in Isla Baseco in Manila. There are 45,000 residents in the slum area.

A study conducted by Norbert Lameire of the International Society of Nephrology also disclosed the United Arab Emirates was sending its kidney patients to the Philippines for transplants.

“The health insurance takes care of the $95,000 fees of which $10,000 go to the kidney donor,” the resolution read.

http://www.philstar.com/headlines/33643 ... rgan-trade
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Postby strawman » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:46 am

The Mumbai story I heard about concerned people getting konked on the head, and waking up the next day with a scar and a missing organ. I don't think the people benefitting from that are poor.
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

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Organ Donation Complications

Postby secretnude » Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:37 pm

Stem Cell
Research may well
make Organ Donations
soon ripe for elimination.

Kidney Donation
like any Organ
Donation
has the complication
of having Organs
needing to be compatible
to be transplantable.

The fact that we rely on Donations
rather than monetary motivation
maybe a cause of the limitation
in the supply
when there's adequate demand.

I understand
the desire to supply
a Kidney for free
is typically
done among histocompatible
relatives
but that's relatively
unfair for those that have relatives
that aren't histocompatible.

Organ
theft is terrible
and unless that Organ
is matched
that Organ
might as well stay detached.

strawman wrote:The Mumbai story I heard about concerned people getting konked on the head, and waking up the next day with a scar and a missing organ. I don't think the people benefitting from that are poor.


Stories of sick children like Josh McDonald often leave us feeling helpless. At just nine years old he is in desperate need of a new kidney, but no one in his family is a good enough match to save him. Now, an incredible new organ donation program could drastically improve the odds for patients like Josh.

Australian Paired kidney Exchange Programme

The AKX program helps patients seeking a kidney transplant, whose potential living donor is unsuitable for them due to blood group and/or tissue incompatibility.

http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/article/82935 ... e-for-josh

Australian scientists grow world's first kidney from stem cells in a breakthrough that could alleviate the demand for organ transplants

Scientists in Australia have grown the world's first kidney from stem cells

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... tists.html

Voices favoring kidney sales are becoming more evident. For example, a surprisingly positive endorsement for legalizing human organ sales was provided by Robert Berman of the Orthodox Jewish Halachic (interpreted by orthodox rabbis) Organ Donor Society writing in the Jerusalem Post of 9 August 2005: 'The choice before us in not between buying or not buying organs. This is happening regardless of the law. The choice is whether transplant operations and the sale of organs will be regulated or not.'17

Nobel Laureate (Economics), Gary S Becker and his co-worker Julio J Elias established a 'market price' for a live donor kidney as a commodity.18 Assuming that an American earning a mean of $40 000 annually has a life valued at $3 million, faces a risk of death from nephrectomy of 1%, a decrease of 5% in quality of life, and will lose $7000 of income due to convalescence from surgery, they calculated a kidney purchase price of $45 000. Using a more probable death risk of one in 300 nephrectomies (the true reported risk is three in 10 000);19 reduces the kidney price to $20 000. Our current non-system promotes a kidney black market available only to the wealthy who bear the total expense for what may be inadequately screened, suboptimally matched organs inserted by unregulated (inferior?) surgeons. Becker and Elias's proposal would end advantages of wealth in organ acquisition since poorer individuals would obtain their kidneys via Medicaid or Medicare.

Each of us may opt to engage in risky behaviors (e.g. sky diving, volunteering for military service, working on oil rigs, and smoking cigarettes). Lacking wealth does not preempt making a rational decision. Prohibiting the poor from donating organs leaves them still poor; consequently, according to Matas, withholding the ability to be paid for donation eliminates one path to improve a person's financial situation. Just what is so ethically wrong? How is it worse than selling one's sperm or egg cells, actions now legal and widely advertised? Indeed, commercialization of semen and ova is more morally questionable than organ sale because those cells might create entirely new human beings.

http://www.nature.com/ki/journal/v69/n6 ... 0262a.html
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Postby strawman » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:27 pm

Makes sense to me, except they need to have a Kelly Blue Book valuation that takes mileage and condition into consideration.
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Tequila Worm is a Parasitic Party Worm

Postby secretnude » Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:50 am

The Parasitic Tequila Worm
is a Party Worm
created by a Wormy Businessman
enhanced by Business Worms.

The Wormy Businessman
wanted his Tequila to be superaddictive
and hence the Wormy Businessman
made this Wormy Additive.

The Wormy Businessman
got Wormy Scientists
paid
to aid
in the Genetic Enhancement
of the Tequila Worm
that by chance
got us Parasitic Tequila Worms.

The Parasitic Tequila Worms
will worm
into your Brain
and make you a bit insane
as you Party all day and night
and get you pretty frightfully
drunk until your failing liver
gets you delivered
stone
cold beneath a gravestone.

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Even the Third World lacks Kidneys

Postby secretnude » Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:36 am

Our quite big extended family had
the sad
experience of losing someone
due to Kidney Disease
and that someone
has all his suffering eased
by his death.

A few years ago, he was on Dialysis
and only death
made the Dialysis
Machine surrender its sure
grip on his life for sure.

The Third World
has a shortage of viable
Kidneys that the First World
seems to be able
to ironically get from the Third World.

That someone that I had
barely known had
to sadly
borrow from our Family Estate
and as such
that he died amid much
Family hate.
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The Holy Magnet is Holy

Postby secretnude » Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:59 am

The Holy Magnet is Holy
because it has a man sized hole
that swallows you whole.

The Keepers
of the Holy Magnet
do get
to prohibit metallic things
that may bring
harm to the Holy Magnet
or be harmed by the Holy Magnet
before you do get
really close to the Holy Magnet.

I was eaten by the Holy Magnet
and the Holy Magnet
made much unholy noises that did get
my full attention.

I have to mention
that I was harmlessly spat out
by the Holy Magnet
without
a doubt
and thus end another quite grim
Holy Magnet Pilgrimage.

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The Mage of the Holy Magnet said...

Postby secretnude » Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:20 am

My head really hurts
at times but the hurt
is probably due to a Migraine
rather than a Tumor in the Brain
that's still undetectable
in effect
due to quite effective
expensive
drugs.

I hope to be soon off the expensive
drugs
but I might have to trade old drugs
for new drugs
since my diagnosis of having Migraines
due to a bad
Brain
is sadly
new.

I can view
my Brain
on CD ROMs
due to the Siemens Magnetom
that has software
that does dare
to run on Windows
and the software
does run
on Windows
Eight dot one.
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Holy Iranian 'Rapture' Space Program

Postby secretnude » Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:24 pm

Iran
now called itself the Holy Land
as I understand
due
to
the Holy Worms
that enabled people to live Holy Lives
free of Sin
and some do say it's an epic win.

However, most Nations
I suppose
now oppose
immigration
to this Holy Nation
due to fear of Holy Worm
Contamination.

The Holy Iranians
now did what they can
to get to the 'new Heavens
and a new Earth'
that was said to be a Holy Exoplanet
that this Holy Nation
can get
to in a sleeper ship was a former comet
that we now get
to call Redemption.

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The Path to Redemption

Postby secretnude » Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:22 pm

The good Comet Ship Redemption
was redeemed
as part of US War Reparations
imposed by the United Nations
for Wormy
US Unilateral Action
in the Middle East
involving weaponized Jesus Worms
that at least
led to lasting peace.

The International Martian
Terraforming Project also brought peace
as Earthly folk jokes
of becoming Martians
are no longer jokes
to be poked.

The Redemption Comet
was diverted from a Martian path
to an Earthly path
as many People of the Holy Worm
took the Holy Path
to the Holy Exoplanet
that they will get
to in centuries after a deep
Holy Sleep.

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It's easier for a Camel to pass through...

Postby secretnude » Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:45 pm

And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

http://biblehub.com/matthew/19-24.htm

The People of the Holy Worm cast
away the last
of their garments
and made a comment
about the rich being unable to get
to the Comet
Ship Redemption
that required minimum mass
such that you must bare your ass.

Unholy
Earthly Possessions
were shed as they made a Holy Procession
towards the Comet Ship Redemption.

The Heavy Lift Vehicle called Ascension
was scheduled to fly
to the Comet Ship Redemption
and many did cry.

The People of the Holy Worm
will suffer discrimination
no more and be free
to oversee
the spread of Holy Worms
in their Holy Communities.
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Fall on your knees and hear the Angel Voices

Postby secretnude » Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:10 am

It was a fine
and Divine
Holy Night
as the Holy Flight
of the Holy Space Vessel
called very well
Ascension
that ascended
into the Heavens.

It was an uneventful Ascension
of the Winged Ascension
that was Angelic in construction.

The surrendered properties
of those with the piety
to go to the Ship Ascension
with minimal mass
such that they bared their ass
partly funded the flights
that was quite a sight.

It was with great delight
as the naked passengers in flight
took in the sight
of the Sinful World called Terra
as they left Terra
for Terra Nova.
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Walking the straight and narrow path to Redemption

Postby secretnude » Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:29 am

Holy Worms
granted Holy Healing
to those with Unholy Sickness
but it maybe just the Holy Worms
way of living up to its Holy DNA
that Scientists say
they copied from the Holy Christians
that first encountered the Alien Worms.

That led many to speculate
of late
that the Holy Worms
also granted Holy Immorality
as Unholy Sickness
and Death is wholly banished
but that might just be a Holy Wish.

The Ship Ascension
docked
with its airlock
securely locked
to the Comet Ship Redemption
as the naked passengers
made a procession
without possessions
to the processing
center in Redemption.

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Edenic Hydroponic Gardens in a hip Generation Ship

Postby secretnude » Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:10 am

Rev. 14:1 – Then I looked, and there on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with Him were 144,000 who had His name and His Father’s name written on their foreheads.

The Edenic
Hydroponic
Gardens in the Generation
Comet Ship Redemption
I should mention
are tended
wholly by totally naked
Holy Worm People unaffected
by lustful sin
and the Edenic
Gardens were an epic
win.

The new arrivals at the Ship Redemption
got a final meal before they had to pass
I should mention
through some last
medical tests
that if they best
would lead to Heavenly Deep
Sleep
that will keep
resource consumption
in the Generation
Comet Ship Redemption
to a minimum.

A maximum
of 144000 Holy People
with Holy Worms
will be able
to leave Terra
for Terra Nova.
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Holy Worms literally write the Word of God in Your Mind

Postby secretnude » Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:28 am

The Word of God were indeed
written on the foreheads
by deed
of the Holy Worms
that indeed
wormed
into the Minds
of the Holy Worm
People
that I find.

The People
with Extremist Holy Worms
were deemed Unholy
and mostly Dewormed
of their Holy Worms.

The original Christian Hosts
did host
a range of beliefs from moderate
to extreme
and it was the extreme
Holy Worms
that at any rate
breed general
hate
in the general
population of Holy Worms
in general.

Many Holy Worm
carriers
carried
the belief that the Ship Redemption
was their only means of Salvation.

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Soylent Brown

Postby secretnude » Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:51 am

A Generation Ship
I do quip
must recycle Human Waste
much like Worm Waste
so that vital nutrients
don't go to waste.

NYC Human Waste
don't go to waste
and its nutrients
do feed
many plants indeed.

I call this 'Soylent Brown'
that with a frown
is made of People Waste
that with some haste
were indeed flushed down.

I have long known
of the potential of Animal Waste
since I wrote a piece on Biogas
that's methane gas
from Animal Waste
in High School
that won in a cool
Interschool
Essay Writing
contest even if the topic wasn't inviting.

strawman wrote:I'm familiar with the value of worm excrement, since I have an interest in aquaponics. Not only can you get worm excrement, but also veggies and fish protein in a closed-loop sustainable system, which is awesome.

I do admire Szaky's entrepreneurial ambition. Plus there's nothing Greener than worm poo. In fact, It's probably what Dustin Hoffman would have whispered to him if he graduated today.


Soylent Brown http://www.radiolab.org/story/poop-train/
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Economies of Scale Fail

Postby secretnude » Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:29 am

Consumers may notice that organic foods are more expensive. This is partially due to the higher production costs inherent in organic farming. Since organic farmers do not use herbicides, they must hand-weed crops like carrots and onions. This labor-intensive method results in higher product costs. The cost difference is most pronounced in those products whose production requires more hand labor.

The yields of organic crops are also approximately ten to twenty percent lower than for conventional agriculture. For crops like potatoes, this figure is closer to 40 percent lower. It is therefore more expensive to produce an organic crop than one that is mass-produced.

http://learnfarmingnews.com/is-organic- ... r-farming/

The high cost of Organic Fertilizers
makes Organic Farming
sadly less economical
than typical
Farming
with 'Chemical' Fertilizers.

Everything is a 'Chemical'
and the prices of some Organic Fertilizers
maybe too much for a typical
Third World Farmer
to farm on.

Farming on
economies of scale
is something that somewhat failed
in some parts
of the Third World as Agrarian Reform
that was well meaning broke apart
Farm Lands that made people depart
from agribusiness as I was informed.

We had lands that were sadly
covered by Agrarian Reform
but things didn't end up badly
since we were paid gladly.

Large land-holdings are broken up and distributed to farmers and workers on that particular hacienda. The crops grown on such haciendas include sugar and rice. Each farmer is giving a "certificates of land ownership award" or CLOA for their new property.[15] Under the law, a landowner can only retain 5 hectares, regardless of the size of the hacienda.[15] Conflict can arise between previous landowners and "beneficiaries" and between competing farmers' groups that have conflicting claims.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_ref ... hilippines

in the early 1970s, under Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz, farmers were encouraged to "get big or get out" and to plant "hedgerow to hedgerow". Over the course of the 20th century, farms have consolidated into larger, more capital-intensive operations and subsidy policy under Butz encouraged these large farms at the expense of small and medium-sized family farms

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agricult ... ted_States

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All Around the Watchtower

Postby secretnude » Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:00 am

The People of the Holy Worm
wormed
themselves into odd
stasis pods
that were nice and shiny like iPods.

A deep
Heavenly Sleep
made them keep
from using resources on this hip
Generation Ship
that had a tiny crew to keep watch
that were called the Watchers
in the Cometary Watchtower.

In the Watchtower
they powered
the powerful
and fusion engines pushed the Generation
Ship Redemption
towards the Holy Salvation
of Terra Nova
away from sinful Terra.

Sinful
Terra
did awful
things
like Dewormings
to the remaining
People of the Holy Worm
that wormed
mostly underground
to be not found.

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Sin, Foreign Debt and Global Warming

Postby secretnude » Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:48 am

China is not, as it's so often described, "America's banker." China holds the largest share of U.S. debt but less than a quarter of the total $5.6 trillion in foreign-held debt.

http://m.washingtonpost.com/blogs/world ... -u-s-debt/

The Third World is very well
like the good old USA
addicted to foreign loans today
and the spell of short term gain
in exchange for long term pain
is like a Worm that eats
a Country
from within and defeats
the Country.

Politics generally doesn't favor
the long term view and nobody savors
being
an indebted
being
since debt
is like a sin
that hath a day of reckoning.

The Global Warming Sin
has a set date for reckoning
but our poor political systems
are quite addicted to Cheap Oil
and that political system
will make the Planet boil.

strawman wrote: In a recent comment about climate change, our precious Varda conceded that the necessary changes in individual behavior justified a kind of totalitarianism, and that is was a legitimate function of governments - forcing people to do the right thing. It is stipulated that people are unlikely to give up their personal freedoms and well-being in order to mitigate a .3 degree increase in temperature 20 years in the future. So we need to be made to do so for our own good.

Well, that turns out to be a pretty good deal for Al Gore and Tom Steyer, who can justify their personal carbon footprint equivalents of a third world country by being the chief priests of this new religion. For everyone else, the important thing is to never acknowledge the sacrifices that will be demanded. The devil's in the details.


Once the government starts borrowing from foreign lenders for a program, it cannot seem to stop.  In the case of the CCT, the Aquino administration has set as target 4.6 million beneficiary-families by 2016. While there’s no telling whether the program will still be running by then and beyond, the World Bank itself says that similar initiatives in other countries tend to run for years and years – and supported by loans.

http://pcij.org/stories/cct-debt-trap-f ... l-a-poser/
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