Sunday, February 16, 2014

Nonsense From @LizClaman

FOX Business reporter Liz Claman tweets:

From the University of Minnesota:
Horses are most comfortable at temperatures between 18 and 59°F[...]Horses, given the opportunity to acclimate to cold temperature, often prefer and are better off outdoors.
Temperature in NYC at the time of Claman's tweet: 30 degrees.


  1. what about human cruelty????????

    Family fights to get drug for dying boy
    BY MONIFA THOMAS Staff Reporter February 15, 2014 1:26AM
    Should a dying child receive an unproven experimental drug even if the patient doesn’t fit within a carefully designed clinical trial?
    More than 53,000 people who have signed an online petition on behalf of a Mundelein boy say yes, absolutely. But Shire, the Ireland-based pharmaceutical company that owns the drug, says it’s a complicated matter and has refused to make the drug available to the child.
    At the heart of this moral and ethical dilemma is 6-year-old Jack Fowler. Jack has a rare disorder called Hunter syndrome, or MPS II, that is expected to kill him because he lacks the enzyme needed to break down cellular waste in his body. Ten to 20 years is the usual life expectancy of someone with the disease, but Jack’s more severe type means he may have less time.
    An estimated 2,000 patients — nearly all boys — are affected by the disease worldwide.
    The hope is that the drug in question, SHP-609, can for the first time slow or halt the progression of the disease in the brain. It is going through clinical trials, which means it hasn’t been approved by the Food and Drug Administration yet. The Phase II/III stages are just starting, and FDA approval happens after Phase III.
    So Jack’s parents, Jason and Jamie Fowler, have been trying to get a “compassionate use” approval for Jack, which the FDA allows on a case-by-case basis. Clearance for such use means Jack’s case would not influence outcomes in the clinical trial, so an adverse reaction by Jack, for example, would not count against the drug.
    if you want to help sign petition:
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    1. I read a stat a few years ago that showed that the FDA is responsible for more deaths in the U.S. than cars(!!) and war and whatever...
      At the time there was a blood pressure drug that had been legal for some time in Europe, but was still not approved in the U.S. Hundreds of thousands of men died of hypertension during that time.

  2. Unemployment rate among horses is like 94%.(in NYC its like 99.7%).
    We're from the Government and we're here to help.

  3. one horses ass mad at being stuck behind another.

  4. Never knew Liz Claman had a degree in horse psychology. I'd like to learn how to spot a depressed horse too.

  5. Excellent detective work, Sherlock Wenzel