Tuesday, July 25, 2017

But Wait! There's More!

As usual ...

Having already won, the hospital in which doomed infant Charlie Gard was treated now refuses to release him to his parents so that he may die at home:

The parents of terminally ill baby Charlie Gard on Tuesday accused a London hospital of preventing their son from coming home to die, the latest harrowing confrontation in a legal battle that has raised emotions far and wide. 

Great Ormond Street Hospital's lawyer told the High Court it had moved "heaven and earth" to allow 11-month-old Charlie to go home, but this was impossible for practical reasons. 

The judge said transferring Charlie to a hospice for his last moments -- a move supported by the hospital -- appeared the most realistic option.

Never under-estimate the power of socialist spite.


A St. Anthony, N.L., mother who claims she was told by a doctor that assisted suicide was an option for her adult daughter says she wants an apology from Labrador-Grenfell Health, in part because the 25-year-old could hear the conversation. ...
"His words were 'assisted suicide death was legal in Canada,'" she told CBC. "I was shocked, and said, 'Well, I'm not really interested,' and he told me I was being selfish."

According to Elson, Lewis was within earshot when the doctor made the comment — which she said was quite traumatic for her daughter to hear.
I would suggest that he must apologise for much more than that.

Speaking of socialist spite:

A Canadian neurosurgeon is frustrated that a Manitoba woman battling brain cancer might need to pay tens of thousands of dollars in a U.S. hospital for an innovative treatment developed by researchers in this province.

Anastasie Hacault has launched a fundraising campaign to pay for NeuroBlate laser-based surgery because it currently isn't offered anywhere in Canada. The surgery could cost about $150,000.
Dr. Brian Toyota, head of neurosurgery at Vancouver General Hospital at University of British Columbia, treated more than two dozen patients using the NeuroBlate laser-based technology developed by by Mark Torchia and Richard Tyc of the University of Manitoba.

It allows surgeons to target tumours in hard-to-reach areas of the brain with precision.​

It was licensed for use in Canada in 2013 and a donation of about $400,000 brought the machine to VGH. Toyota showed the results to the B.C. Ministry of Health, which said it wanted more cost analysis.

"They didn't look that carefully, but at the end of it said, before we can make it a budgetary supported procedure, that they would want more cost analysis studies to be done," said Toyota.

Since then, the program is on hold. The machine and software are there, but so far, the ministry and hospital haven't committed to supporting it.


Canada’s public service unions gleefully embraced a recent international ranking by Oxford University and the Institute for Government that placed us number one in the world for “civil service effectiveness.” Perhaps understandably intoxicated with this success, those same unions were curiously silent when the prestigious Commonwealth Fund in the U.S. released its most recent update comparing health-care systems in the rich industrialized world. This showed our health-care system, run virtually in its entirety by these effective Canadian public servants, not just below average, but at the bottom of the heap, barely outperforming France and our health-care system’s arch-enemy, the U.S.


The actions of a nurse who killed vulnerable patients in her care were the "most egregious" Ontario's nursing regulator has ever seen, the body said Tuesday as it revoked Elizabeth Wettlaufer's certification and found her guilty of professional misconduct.

Well, she was found guilty.

Today in "Islamists are everywhere" news:

Yet he does not care to ensure that this never happens again. 


Ekhlas, who was 14 when she imprisoned, tried to escape jihadis in northern Iraq by climbing Mount Sinjar but was caught and held as a sex slave.

In 2014, Isis began to target the Yazidis, an ethnic Kurdish group, which Isis believes are “devil worshippers”.

At the time it was reported that as many as 40,000 people had taken refuge on the mountain, as Isis fighters killed men and captured women and children in the region.

“Every day for six months he raped me. I tried to kill myself,” Ekhlas told the BBC. “He picked me out of 150 girls by drawing lots.

“He was so ugly, like a beast, with his long hair. He smelt so bad. I was so frightened I couldn’t look at him,” she said.

Ekhlas told of how managed to escape while her captor was out fighting.

From there she was taken to a refugee camp, but now lives in a psychiatric hospital in Germany, where she is receiving therapy and education. She said that she hopes to train as a lawyer.

Britain's most notorious hate preacher, Anjem Choudary, has been moved to an isolation unit created for prisoners who pose a serious threat to national security while behind bars.

Choudary was jailed for five-and-a-half years in September for encouraging British Muslims to support the terrorist group Isis.

The State Department's top lawyers are systematically removing the word "genocide" to describe the Islamic State's mass slaughter of Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria from speeches before they are delivered and other official documents, according to human rights activists and attorneys familiar with the policies


Justin Trudeau’s little lecture about what happens in Canada should stay in Canada, and not dished out to American ears, is a bit rich coming from someone who was posing for Vogue magazine within hours of being sworn in as prime minister.

It was also a bit rich, and incredibly disingenuous, to call the controversy sweeping the country over the Liberals’ $10.5-million payout to Omar Khadr nothing more than a “domestic squabble.” The vast majority of Canadians remain outraged.

Trudeau eventually met with recently sworn-in BC premier John Horgan, the non-Liberal one:

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and new B.C. Premier John Horgan sidestepped the contentious debate surrounding the future of the planned Trans Mountain pipeline expansion as the two leaders held a first meeting in Ottawa.

Thunder Bay has the highest homicide rate in the country:

Thunder Bay was given a dubious mention for having the highest homicide rate among the census metropolitan areas, with 6.64 homicides per 100,000. The next worst city was Edmonton, which had a homicide rate half of Thunder Bay’s. However, the city with the highest total number of homicides was Toronto, with 96 recorded in 2016. Nevertheless, the city’s homicide rate was 1.55 per 100,000, given the size of its population.

That's nothing to be proud of.


The tractor-trailer was pitch-black inside, crammed with maybe 90 immigrants or more, and already hot when it left the Texas border town of Laredo for the 150-mile trip north to San Antonio.

It wasn't long before the passengers, sweating profusely in the rising oven-like heat, started crying and pleading for water. Children whimpered. People took turns breathing through a single hole in the wall. They pounded on the sides of the truck and yelled to try to get the driver's attention. Then they began passing out.

By the time police showed up at a Walmart in San Antonio around 12:30 a.m. Sunday and looked in the back of the truck, eight passengers were dead and two more would soon die in an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone tragically awry.

(Paws up)

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