6.  How then does one measure success?


US scientists have succeeded in genetically editing the immune systems of three cancer patients using CRISPR, without creating any side effects, a first for the tool which is revolutionizing biomedical research.

The highly anticipated results from the first phase of a clinical trial were published in the journal Science on Thursday.

They represent a stepping stone that doesn’t yet prove CRISPR can be used to fight cancer. Indeed, one of the patients has since died and the disease has worsened in the other two – but the trial does show that the technique is non-toxic.

Haiku, the goodhearted engineer asks: ‘Faltering first steps?’

I ask: ‘No side effects?  Hastened death?’

5.  And this one


Why were parents not up in arms?  What were those workers thinking?  Was it that no one wanted to be personally involved, no one wanted to lose his job or school place, even face arrest?

4.  Something less pleasant

Let’s come back to this again:

We can rail against it, as I’m doing now – how on earth, in a society with the rule of law etc. – but I want to jump to why Johnson did nothing to order police onto rounding these vandals up? No bleedin one was touching them.  Destructive, spoilt children on a rampage.

I do not believe there is anything about the environment in this whatever, it’s purely political in a Polly Syndrome way.  Not having telly, reading papers or listening to radio, I don’t know if it’s been discussed or just let go by – only you can tell me that.

Why is this one so bad?  Because Plod just stood there.  Where is this Prime Minister?


Ray Bisby, the acting Police and Crime Commissioner for the area said:

“The constabulary is in a challenging position where they will work in partnership to provide a proportionate policing response to the protest, balancing the needs and rights of protestors with those impacted by the protest.”

I am hoping that this clown will now be ignominiously turfed out, then charged with aiding and abetting.  Portrait of the crim:


3.  Something more pleasant


While the modern helicopter configuration was well established by 1946, the desire to minimize torque, vibration, and stress on the drivetrain was also well known. Helicopters were amazing, but they weren’t particularly reliable. Fairey recognized this as a real commercial limitation. So they set out to design something else—a compound helicopter.

Yikes – did I just read remotely controlled or unmanned?  Goodbye.

2.  To show or not to show

I do NOT particularly wish to see gays kissing in anything I read, I do not want any of the drag tran thing, the death cult doings – no thanks, just don’t want it.  At the same time, someone put this up and I wonder why.  Yes, of course to hardwire people against it but at the same time, there is that Polly Syndrome as I call it, where as she explained, there is the perp and then there is the victim.  Yes but there is also the witness or observer and that person is the one Them is targetting – someone doing his or her own thing that day, this comes along and it’s never the same again – can’t be unseen as they say.

Here, this will soon be buried behind a ‘More’ tag but be warned, it’s not nice, about abortion:

One does not unsee things like that.  It’s not unlike fire and brimstone preachers in my eyes and I’m the one posting it. I don’t like horrors at this site.

1. You’ve possibly seen this tragic thing

US race car driver Ryan ‘Rocket Man’ Newman, 42, is rushed to hospital after horrifying 195mph crash during the last lap of iconic Daytona 500

Let’s get religious.  His family and the NASCAR world, which is not my world, have requested prayers for him and I say why not?  Least we can do.  I want to say two things here.  Firstly, no point unless it’s meant, otherwise why bother?

Secondly, methinks there’s something politically good about a good deed a day. I’m one person parodying this  – walking away instead of bricking a brickable face, taking a bath rather than stinking out the house … the things I do for people!

My mindset on doing a good deed you could call virtue signalling, fine – can always remember the one about the young man dragging the old lady across the street, she’d already just crossed this way – there’s all of that, yep, but I see it as a slap in the face of Them.  There is a definite agenda to divide and rule and I for one am not one of those love everybody no matter how smelly people.

But there is a case, methinks, for seeing a chance and doing something insignificant.  I believe that still exists in people, despite the worst efforts of Them.  If that were the norm, it would help stymie the bstds above who definitely want us at each other’s throats.

[H/T Chuckles and haiku]

4 comments for “Tuesday

  1. Distant Relative
    February 18, 2020 at 08:27

    1. When we are divided/fighting amongst ourselves we are distracted from what Them is doing. Part of Them’s plan. Simples.

    6. If someone offered to heal me via a CRISP(e)R I’d give them a wide berth. (Clue in the name?) I mean, what sort of a side-effect is that? Next stop the oven to finish off.

  2. microdave
    February 18, 2020 at 11:08

    “I do not believe there is anything about the environment in this whatever, it’s purely political in a Polly Syndrome way”

    From the horses mouth:

    “We have 10 years to fundamentally change economies to avoid cascading climate & ecological impacts. We won’t stop until we see change”


    The Rotodyne had a major problem – Noise – from the tip mounted jets. It would never be acceptable in today’s climate…

  3. February 19, 2020 at 00:18

    No side effects so far noticed. The absence of evidence of side effects is not the same as evidence of absence of side effects. We didn’t really need to have to tell them that. Did we?

  4. February 19, 2020 at 08:30


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