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  • Syrian Muslims infected with Kuru, a disease of cannibals

    11/13/2013 5:48:23 AM PST · by IbJensen · 35 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/13/2013 | Staff
    You’ve heard of Mad Cow Disease, the scientific name of which is bovine spongiform encephalopathy — a type of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs). TSE is an incurable fatal disease that affects the brain and nervous system of many animals, including humans. Autopsies of infected brain tissue show a myriad of tiny holes in the cortex, giving it a sponge-like appearance — hence spongiform. (See below) spongy TSE-infected brain tissueThe disorder causes impairment of brain and bodily functions, including memory changes, personality changes, and problems with movement (shaking, trembling) that worsen over time. Like all TSEs, the bovine variant is...
  • Rooting for Injuries and the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon

    09/06/2013 3:35:12 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 6 replies
    Red State ^ | 9/5/2013 | Erick Erickson
    The correct policy for American engagement in Syria is to root for injuries between the warring parties. Neither side is our friend. Neither side wishes to be our friend. When Middle Eastern tyrants are willing to pay us to take out the Assad regime and the rebels are butchering Syrians as badly as Assad — possibly with chemical weapons according to the United Nations — we should be staying out of it. We should be hoping both sides incapacitate each other. But Americans must now become mindful of the Baader-Meinhof Phenonmenon. The phenomenon describes when one encounters something obscure,...