18 August 2009

Yeah... it's tempting, my friend...

...but I think I'm just gonna stick with "Big Pharma" on this one...

Last month, a Dene healer called for the medical community to consider traditional medicine when dealing with the swine flu pandemic. "Let us combine our medicines together,'" Besha Blondin, a healer from Déline, N.W.T., urged.

"We need to kind of establish a partnership process for … Western medicine system as well as the traditional."
Well, Besha... maybe, for starters... you could take care of the homeless 10 year-olds littering Iqaluit streets... then work on improving western medical practices in the rest of the country...
Stephen Harper says the photos of two young boys sleeping overnight next to outdoor garbage cans in Iqaluit are a “terrible, tragic story” that shows social challenges are still too prevalent in Canada.

“It's real. It's not unusual and that's really what's going on,” Iqaluit councillor Glenn Williams said when asked about the photos of the two boys. “It's embarrassing.
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POSTSCRIPT:

While we're at it... let's call in a consultant from the "Pauchay Childcare Institute."
"The rate of deaths from injuries is 3 to 4 times higher for Aboriginal children than for other children in Canada."

Source: Government of Canada (2002) Healthy Canadians – A Federal Report on Comparable Health Indicators 2002. Ottawa: Health Canada.
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FROM THE COMMENTS:
Anyone else find it ironic that the left, which wants us to believe every scientific fact when it comes to global warming (even when it might not really BE a fact), will continually push for "traditional" medicine of dubious scientific merit?
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15 comments:

robins111 said...

Come on Neo,

I can just see you laying there with an old woman sprinkling you with emulsified muskrat droppings, while dancing to Black Sabbath, Dark side of the Moon.

All of this taking place in the Bellville General Hospital.

Anonymous said...

It's probably worth mentioning that Dark Side of the Moon is by Pink Floyd.

robins111 said...

What-ever.

I knew it was a color

Neo Conservative said...

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the funny thing is, i'm late getting started this morning... feeling a little under the weather.

oh-oh.

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robins111 said...

The spirits are probably wrong, make sure you wear a cabbage leaf on your head for a day.

Anonymous said...

Gargle salt water,drink lots, Vit-C, echinicea and rest. And keep put crushed garlic at the door...to keep the guvament away.

Oh...and you are you own best friend: wash your hands ALOT when out in public!

bluetech

Anonymous said...

Ha!! I'm burnt! I just read your post on Vit. C coming from CHINA...?!
Guess I missed that last fall.
Really Neo...it's hard to keep up with you!

Neo Conservative said...

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i dunno... maybe this guy's ideas about combining traditional aboriginal values with western practices could be extended to stuff like childcare & policing.

whaddaya say?

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langmann said...

Check out this funny Homeopathic ER skit Neo. Here

Neo Conservative said...

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"langmann says... funny Homeopathic ER skit"

i think i just peed myself.

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JA Goneaux said...

Anyone else find it ironic that the left, which wants us to believe every scientific fact when it comes to global warming (even when it might not really BE a fact), will continually push for "traditional" medicine of dubious scientific merit?

Neo Conservative said...

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"jag says... will continually push for "traditional" medicine"

yup... for instance, let's not forget about the magical healing power of tobacco...

"Cheap native-made cigarettes can contain dirt, metal filings and other unsavoury ingredients mixed in with the chemical stew of 4,200 chemicals found in all smokes, according to an analysis done by the federal Ministry of Revenue."

fortunately, these days... even some of the diehard pinkos are beginning to wise up.

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Anonymous said...

Did you notice that all this week the coverage on the 2 boys sleeping on the sidewalk the media never mentioned the parents, but quoted those who claim the Feds must 'send more cash'?

bluetech

JA Goneaux said...

I always love to quote: there is no such thing as alternative medicine. It either works, which means it isn't alternative, or it doesn't, which means it isn't medicine.

Drives me nuts that the Ontario government pays for alternative crap like chiropractic and TCM, i.e., traditional Chinese medicine.

The only proof that any of it works is acupuncture, and even that is a stretch: a control group during a test was given acupuncture by a group of totally untrained and knowledgeable people, and the patients reported some improvement. Geeze.

I guess its kinda like civil servants and government ministers. Sometimes, the left wants us to listen to the civil servants (the smart guys) and ignore the ministers (elected, after all, by the general public. Ewwww.)

But then, sometimes, the civil servant is an idiot, and the minister has all the power.

Nice if the left could give us a handbook or something...

Neo Conservative said...

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"bluetech says... the Feds must 'send more cash'"

ah, yes... cash.

the universal solvent of the demented left.

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