Ad mist the border wars intensifying in Gaza…

Back in 2013 of last summer, I remember sitting on the public bus in Israel and critically reassessing my experiences with the encounters I had with Israeli soldiers. In regards of the majority I questioned why is their hate so fervent? Why is such an apparent fallacy a misconception? I asked a commander, “Have you ever gotten to know a Palestinian?”. “Yes quite a few actually and they told me about how they are given drugs in return for bombing us,” he said. “But that is just one or two men you met on the battle field. What about the other hundreds in the town,” I said. He replied with “I don’t have time to meet them because my own men will be killed.” …and I sat there stumped with the thought of “So this guy recognizes there are innocent people, but is disregarding their life to live to save his own men… well that’s unfortunately how war on borders work…but wait, he knows there are innocent people… but still continues to advocate a false correlation and over generalization about a large group of people’

Israeli people are not evil people as media may portray them to be regardless of the videos of supportive young Israeli children rooting for Arab deaths. The mastermind is the government who funds biased propaganda and establishes mandatory policies to join the military after high school. I can’t even imagine what the general officials are pouring into their young, absorbent minds.  

I can only leave you off with a learned lesson to elect your officials wisely and be well-informed about the macro system that surrounds you. Don’t be a sheep because you have every right to be skeptic about the hand that feeds you. 

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"What was the happiest moment of your life?"
"When I turned 30."
"Why’s that?" 
"I just felt like I’d made it through the crap."

I can’t wait to be 30. Seriously, I’m dying to feel accomplished. I’m craving for that moment where I’m able to call something my own. I can’t wait to feel like a self-made woman.

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Our local prison opened a cafe on site to the public where the inmates make and serve all the food. I’m surprised the name of the cafe got approved.

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New Approach to Remove Blood Clots Catheter-based system removes clots without open heart surgery  
When a large blood clot was discovered attached to the end of a catheter inside the right atrial chamber of a patient’s heart, doctors faced a daunting challenge. If the clot came loose, the consequences would likely be catastrophic for the patient, who suffered from pulmonary hypertension – a dangerous narrowing of blood vessels connecting the heart and lungs.
But experts at the UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center (SCVC) are now able to save patients like this one from potentially fatal outcomes by using a new technology capable of removing blood clots, infected masses or foreign bodies from major cardiac blood vessels without performing open-heart surgery.
The SCVC is the first in San Diego County to use the AngioVac system developed by AngioDynamics. The AngioVac is a catheter-based device in which thin tubes are inserted into two major veins in the body through the neck or groin area. Under X-ray guidance, the flexible tubes are advanced to the proximal veins, right-sided heart chambers and/or lung arteries. Each is equipped with an expandable, balloon-shaped funnel tip that, when attached to a bypass circuit, vacuums the targeted material, such as a blood, clot out of the body.
“In some cases, medications can be used to dissolve blood clots, but this treatment option does not work for all patients, especially those who are in a life-threatening situation,” said Mitul Patel, MD, FACC, interventional cardiologist at UC San Diego Health System. “This new device allows our team to safely extract material, preventing the patient from having to undergo invasive, high-risk surgery.”
Open-heart surgery takes much longer to perform and often requires the surgeon to divide the breastbone lengthwise down the middle and spread the halves apart to access the heart. After the heart is repaired, surgeons use wires to hold the breastbone and ribs in place as they heal.
"Removing a blood clot through open-heart surgery results in longer hospitalization, recovery and rehabilitation times compared to the minimally invasive approach provided by this new device," said Victor Pretorius, MBchB, cardiothoracic surgeon at UC San Diego Health System.
Read more here

ucsdhealthsciences:

New Approach to Remove Blood Clots
Catheter-based system removes clots without open heart surgery 

When a large blood clot was discovered attached to the end of a catheter inside the right atrial chamber of a patient’s heart, doctors faced a daunting challenge. If the clot came loose, the consequences would likely be catastrophic for the patient, who suffered from pulmonary hypertension – a dangerous narrowing of blood vessels connecting the heart and lungs.

But experts at the UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center (SCVC) are now able to save patients like this one from potentially fatal outcomes by using a new technology capable of removing blood clots, infected masses or foreign bodies from major cardiac blood vessels without performing open-heart surgery.

The SCVC is the first in San Diego County to use the AngioVac system developed by AngioDynamics. The AngioVac is a catheter-based device in which thin tubes are inserted into two major veins in the body through the neck or groin area. Under X-ray guidance, the flexible tubes are advanced to the proximal veins, right-sided heart chambers and/or lung arteries. Each is equipped with an expandable, balloon-shaped funnel tip that, when attached to a bypass circuit, vacuums the targeted material, such as a blood, clot out of the body.

“In some cases, medications can be used to dissolve blood clots, but this treatment option does not work for all patients, especially those who are in a life-threatening situation,” said Mitul Patel, MD, FACC, interventional cardiologist at UC San Diego Health System. “This new device allows our team to safely extract material, preventing the patient from having to undergo invasive, high-risk surgery.”

Open-heart surgery takes much longer to perform and often requires the surgeon to divide the breastbone lengthwise down the middle and spread the halves apart to access the heart. After the heart is repaired, surgeons use wires to hold the breastbone and ribs in place as they heal.

"Removing a blood clot through open-heart surgery results in longer hospitalization, recovery and rehabilitation times compared to the minimally invasive approach provided by this new device," said Victor Pretorius, MBchB, cardiothoracic surgeon at UC San Diego Health System.

Read more here

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The World At Large - Modest Mouse
I like songs about drifters, books about the same
They both seem to make me feel a little less insane
Walked on off to another spot
I still haven’t gotten anywhere that I want