Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Weird News Wednesday-I guess it could be worse...

Ok, so I got my rant on the medical establishment out of my system yesterday. It always pays to consider how much worse it could be. Here are some fine examples to help me refocus.

Chuck Shepherd Sun Feb 25, 9:45 AM ET

President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia (Africa's smallest country) has long believed he had mystic powers, but he said a vision received on Jan. 18 makes it possible for him to personally cure
AIDS and asthma, though only on certain days and for a limited number of people. The vision gave him recipes based on seven herbs mentioned in the Quran but authorized him to treat no more than 10 AIDS sufferers, on Thursdays and Mondays, and not more than 100 asthma patients, on Fridays and Saturdays. (Not surprisingly, the government self-reports success.) Jammeh's previous visions included making Gambia rich by exporting oil, but so far no deposits have been found. [The Independent (London), 2-3-07]
Yes, and I've had a vision too. Using 11 herbs and spices mentioned in a cultural relic I am going to cook up a male enhancement recipe that cures the common cold as well. Also, I'm going to dig up my backyard because I just know I have natural gas deposits there...oh wait, maybe that was just the after effects of the chili I made....


A 73-year-old man died of a heart attack in North London in January, perhaps assisted by a delay in responding by the London Ambulance Service. According to The Sun, the nearest crew could not be called because European Union labor rules prevent disturbing the crew for any reason during the first 20 minutes of their half-hour break. [The Sun (London), 1-6-07]
Hhhmm, I guess the USA hasn't entirely cornered the market on stupid policy...

18 comments:

G-Man said...

Trini, your Chile I bet causes visions of delight! And always carry Nitro in England it seems.
I hope all is a bit better in the House of Lime..
Good Morning to you Michelle....Galen

Chickadee said...

WOW on the paramedic thing. I wonder how long their work shifts are and overtime rules are too. Because you know that a call is inevitably bound to happen at least 10-15 minutes before they are due to get off work.

How sad.

barefoot_mistress said...

In Santa Rosa, the neighbors of the only hospital with a copter pad complained about too much noise from the helis landing at night, disturbing them...now, this hospital has been there at least as long as most of the houses, so um, what part of buying a house next to a hospital and all of it's emergency situations didn't they understand?
OY! Their petition to prevent the helicopter from operating at night went no where...sure, I'd rather have people die than disturb my sleep, wouldnt you? SHEESH!

Jodes said...

oh my god, that cannot be true about the 20 mins of their break....no way, I smell a lawsuit for that family. wow.....I have good news, come see. woohooooo have a great day limey. xioxoxxoxo


oops there is an i in there, hmmmm what could that stand for?

bsoholic said...

Hahaha @ the crazy AIDS & asthma healing vision having small country leading natural gas almost finding guy.

I bet he's fun to go out drinkin' with!

Dan said...

It's funny. I just had a vision too. A striking vision. So crystal clear, right here in front of me. I just had a vision that President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia is a total nutcase. :)

Blither said...

I'd appreciate it if you could cook me up something for laziness and procrastination... thanks sweetie. I believe that needs one or two strapping lads in the recipee :D

Diesel said...

I'm surprised the EU hasn't just outlawed heart attacks. Duh.

Charles said...

I could do with that cold remedy right about now!

Top cat said...

That's sad about the heart attack victim.

well at least he's not invading countries looking for invisible weapons of mass destruction.lol
tc

MyUtopia said...

That's interesting.

ttfootball said...

LOL I'm sending this to a couple of friends I have from Gambia LOL LOL

o and that ambulance one takes the cake, what ever happened to the concept of essential services?

AndyT13 said...

Weirdness times ten

M said...

hmmm...i would comment but union rules say i can't be disturbed.

TorAa said...

You pin point how crazy humans are.

cindra said...

Oh, my! Excellent choices to exhibit stupidity. Wow. the second one really raised my ire. Argh.

How might one send you an email? Hmmmm?

Want to pick your brain surrounding personal stuff, AND show you some good picks of the bonnie baby, since I cannot post her puclicly and you appreciate our plight.

DaMasta said...

OH h*ll no! I would have sued their a**es off! Oh wait.. I woulda been dead. Nevermind.

The Zombieslayer said...

Hhhmm, I guess the USA hasn't entirely cornered the market on stupid policy...

No, England is where we get our stupid policies from in the first place. That guy would have been better off dying in Gambia, because at least he would have gotten a 7-herb soup out of it before he died.