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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Michael In The Slaughterhouse ?

Apologies for the insensitive title referring to the multiple Formula 1 racing champion Michael Schumacher, who is comatose after a skiing accident. However nowadays it is common practice, that people in that unfortunate situation are prematurely declared braindead and their devastated relatives urged to give permission for an organ donation. Since there is an shortage of organs there is an enormous, mostly illegal, market trading with them and full with unscrupulous characters. The medical system in general is in a pretty sorry state. Doctors have to swear an Hippocratic oath, imposing them to do the best they can in the patient`s interest and that seems to have become an meaningless ritual, because many of them rather care about tidy bonuses they receive from manufacturers, when they implant for example a certain number of hip joints. The result is a huge number of unnecessary surgerys, some of these even more ruining the health of patients, which are apparently perceived as mere soulless money spinners. There is no denying, that good health is the most valuable asset enabling us not getting in touch with the above mentioned folks.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Guitar Blues

Price tag ... for the Christian Democratic Union ( CDU ) - 690000.- Euro. ... for one week of Ronaldo´s football service - 288000.- $. ... for a square foot of a Park Avenue appartment in NYC - 270000.- $. ... for playing the blues - priceless.