The New Sheriff Speaks, and an Update

Following up from yesterday Sky News reports:

Great Ormond Street Hospital has said “claims of new evidence” in the treatment of terminally ill baby Charlie Gard have prompted it to apply for a new court hearing.

In a statement, the hospital said: “We have just met with Charlie’s parents to inform them of this decision and will continue to keep them fully appraised of the situation.

“Two international hospitals and their researchers have communicated to us as late as the last 24 hours that they have fresh evidence about their proposed experimental treatment.

“And we believe, in common with Charlie’s parents, it is right to explore this evidence.”

Good. Whatever the truth and they may well be telling it, the pressure applied worldwide, especially by the Roman Catholic Church and the US president and people is the cause. The Internet gets blamed for many things but it can also be a force for good.

Keep it up, folks, we, and much more importantly Charlie, are winning.

President Trump gave one hell of a speech the other day in front of the memorial to the Warsaw Uprising.

It has fairly been compared to President Reagan at the Brandenburg Gate, where he cried, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” They’re right, it is that good. President Kennedy had the short form, though, when he said, ” Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” In other words, what he says is simply what America has always believed, said, and done.

Of course, those who do not have our, and our civilisation’s best interests at heart have a different view. Well, hardly the first time, both Hitler and Stalin had their supporters in America, and it didn’t really matter.

Speaking of which then there is CNN. You’ll know that that they threatened to dox the guy who supposedly created that GIF that Trump tweeted the other day. Quite possibly they broke the law in so doing, but what the really did was break CNN. To that point, Paul Mirengoff tells us

Fox News and MSNBC came in first and second, respectively, in the cable rankings that measured average audience sizes for the period between June 26 and July 2. Fox News drew an audience of around 1.82 million while MSNBC drew an audience of 1.34 million. CNN had only 711,000 viewers on an average day during the measurement period.

It wasn’t just CNN’s news competitors that beat the network out. According to The Federalist, more Americans tuned in to watch re-runs of “Yogi Bear,” “Full House,” and “Friends” on Nick At Nite than to watch Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon’s shows on CNN.

Well, I have to admit that Yogi Bear is a lot more believable than CNN. Seriously though, what is actually going on is, in my mind at least, this. Big media, newspapers, network and cable TV, are on the way to being buggy whip manufacturers, they don’t really fill a need anymore. It might be different if they were trustworthy, but that is something we’ll never know, the siege has begun, even the once sacrosanct BBC is under continual fire for fake news production. But that is a symptom of an industry, and a very highly paid and once prestigious one, that no longer has the ethics to perform properly, has lost the trust of its consumers and is slouching along to the scrap heap of history. Good riddance, there are better models now.

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12 Responses to The New Sheriff Speaks, and an Update

  1. the unit says:

    Gosh, by gosh, old habits are hard to break. Maybe that’s the situation at GOSH. See timeline 1843, London’s Sick Children.:
    “1843
    London’s sick children
    A survey found that out of the 2,400 patients in London hospitals, only 26 were children under the age of 10. Also, of 51,000 people dying that year in the capital, 21,000 were children under 10. It was generally assumed that children were ‘expendable’ and better off staying at home with their mothers, even when seriously ill.”
    http://www.gosh.nhs.uk/about-us/our-history/interactive-history-timeline

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    • NEO says:

      Interesting, that is. probably was true though, hospitals are a great place to get sick.

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      • the unit says:

        Yes so I’ve read about hospitals.
        As for children generally were assumed expendable. A corollary that might follow : “I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.” – we know who. 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          Indeed we do! 🙂

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        • the unit says:

          And the Obamacare architect Ezekiel Emanuel who said age 75 is long enough to live, well he ain’t got there yet. Wonder if he thinks he’s guaranteed to make it?
          In the long article explanation in The Atlantic of why he thinks that, at the very end he says he retains the right to change his mind. So really it’s do as I say and not as I likely will do.
          He says by 75 he will have lived a full life. Well, I have gotten there and my life just gets fuller and fuller with things to do, i.e. family (I’ve mention to you 🙂 ), country, and freedom.
          Of course, I may or may not get to do’em. Right now I’ve got to go to Walmart and beat the crowd of other deplorables. 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          That;s the thing, ain’t it. Who knows? I’m a ways off (not all that far, though) and I’ve plenty of things I want to do and places to see, and friends to do it with. I’ll quit when God says, and not a minute sooner. 🙂

          I like quiet Sundays, think I’ll go to Amazon instead, but yeah. 🙂

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        • the unit says:

          Better be a doin’ then. 🙂
          I remember the grade school years seemed like they’d never pass, ’til be grown up. 20’s and half the 30’s thought the good times would never end. Mid-30’s, 40’s and 50’s just keep plugin’ along family and career wise. Then the last 15…said nite, nite one evening at the beginning and woke up the next morning to face Zeke and be there at his deemed expiration date. 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          Ain’t it the truth! Couldn’t wait to grow up and have a job, now it seems like about 5 years ago when I was in high school. 🙂

          Yep, they don’t tell us what our sell by date is, so we’d best not waste a lot of time along the way! 🙂

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  2. the unit says:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/07/baby_charlie_gard_given_an_11day_stay_of_execution_by_a_british_judge.html

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  3. the unit says:

    Just happened to catch part of this on car radio this morning. “Who does Charlie belong to?” No answer given, but at least question considered.
    http://www.npr.org/2017/07/15/537381133/a-terminal-illness-divides-parents-and-doctors

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    • NEO says:

      That’s my real point on it, there’s more coming, probably Monday.

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