Archive for December, 2011

22
Dec
11

I hate to say “I told you so”, but…..

…I told you so.

Within hours of the news of the WPI/Mikovits stuff on XMRV re “CFS”/ME,
I posted something on here about my, what only could be described as, cautious
optimism regarding a linking of a retrovirus and “CFS”/ME
.

Just over two years later, Mikovits was arrested after the WPI noticed
that data had gone missing from their labs. This had come on top of an
increasingly negative set of stories about the integrity of the research
Mikovits had carried out.

Now, this is my point.

I am not a scientist.
You are (probably) not a scientist.
I want an answer as to what causes “CFS”/ME.
I want a cure for “CFS”/ME.
I do not believe that there are psychological or psychiatric explanations
behind “CFS”/ME.
I would suggest that I have personal experience to back that last statement.
However, the rabid, irrational, unquestioning zeal that has supported
the XMRV stuff from some sections of the “CFS”/ME “community” just makes
the rest of us look like utter arseholes.

Just because you, I and others might want something to be the case,
it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is the case; I would dearly love
to see England win the football World Cup in 2014 but hey, you know
what? It probably won’t happen.

“Wishing” and “fact” are two entirely separate entities.

Are you pleased with yourselves now?

You’ve given the likes of the utterly disingenuous Wessely more fucking
oxygen.

You are utterly clueless.
Up your acts, for fuck sake.

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20
Dec
11

Waitrose Belgian Chocolate Hot Cross Buns

Two or three years ago, said supermarket sold said product –
and then stopped.

WHY?!

I’ve not eaten any HCB since!

20
Dec
11

Chocolate Ruby….eureka!

Found it!

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18
Dec
11

What is it with Tory MPs and Nazis?

Aiden Burley this time!

Talk about Freudian….

16
Dec
11

Still no Chocolate Ruby

Excuse the camera shake…..

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15
Dec
11

Chocolate Ruby….again

After I very briefly extolled the virtues of said beverage,
I now cannot find the bloody thing.

Seemingly there are fans of the stuff out there.

P.S. I’m not suggesting that I have influence – I’m merely saying
that it might have quite a following!

13
Dec
11

From the file marked “bullshit”…..

….comes this.

Where do I start?
“Chronic fatigue syndrome” – shitty, lazy misnomer.
Dr Ester Crawley. To science what Alan Carr is to cage fighting.
Hotopf. Psychiatrist. Irrelevant.

Oh, and just because I have the audacity to say so doesn’t mean
that I am in need of psychiatry, by the way.

As for Willows, sincerity is not a word that comes to mind.

A virtual lack of science in the piece.
Very shallow and utterly bereft of any meaning but hey, we live
in a world where more people watch the X Factor than vote in elections
and the be all and end all is to be famous regardless of talent.