Don’t trust a southpaw
Archive for December, 2004
Very strange news out of the US. The Justice department has just released an official memo with a realistic definition of torture, and when discussing what circumstances or authorities might allow for torture states: “consideration of the bounds of any such authority would be inconsistent with the president’s unequivocal directive that United States personnel not engage in torture.”
I wonder what Rummy, Dick, and George think of such shockingly librul ideas.
And they use a patheticallyt overburdened and dysfunctional US PTO to do it. (and just in case that fails, they want biotech generics to be much more stricttly regulated than non-biotech generics)
Excellent news. 570 patients were given drugs and one of:
- fake acupuncture
- a self-help pain management course
“By week eight, patients receiving true acupuncture began showing a significant increase in function and by week 14 a significant decrease in pain, compared to those in the other groups,” Berman’s team reported in the Dec. 21 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.