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Could One Man’s Disability Alter the Fate of Mankind Irrevocably?

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by Treadmarkz

That one man I am referring to is, of course, Kim Jong-Il, North Korean rock star and dictator.

It was reported on Thursday that Kim (or Mr. Il, if you will) has within the last month had a stroke which may have left him paralyzed on one side of his body, and prone to spasms. He has not appeared in public since, because a public spasm would, of course, be a tremendous faux pas, especially in front of his throngs of admirers.

But what’s more, with Kim out of commission, talks between the U.S. and North Korea about nuclear (or nucular if you’re President Bush) disarmament may be indefinitely sidetracked. It’s bad enough that Kim already feels his good name is being dragged through the proverbial mud by the U.S. not taking him off the official Nucular Bad Guy list. Now this?

Could Kim’s newfound disability imperil one of the most important diplomatic chess matches of our time, thereby putting the path to “World Peace” into a tailspin never to be corrected? Or will North Korea’s second-in-command Kim Yong Nam step up and save the day? Just a question.


Good News For Those with Spinal Cord Injuries Who Hope To Walk Again

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by Treadmarkz

Many people living with paralysis due to spinal cord injuries hold out hope that one day they will walk again. For many it is a religious faith that drives them to work toward the day they will leave their chair behind.

The other most promising source of the redemption they hope for is science. I was born with spina bifida, and I personally believe that if I was intended to walk, I would not have been created the way I am to begin with. Though I believe all of the sciences are worthwhile endeavors through which humanity can do great things, I believe that the level of ability which I was born with is one thing that science cannot overpower. I understand how those who were born “able” and were injured may feel differently.

But with all respect to my disabled readers who do strongly believe they can and will walk again, the story linked to here is for you.

If Only Stem Cells Were Hand Grenades

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by Treadmarkz

Is it just me or are a lot of people who are anti-stem cell research also pro-war? Ironic, eh?
To be honest, I am not going to do a rant about stem cell research, because I don’t know enough about it to do so, and I wish others would do the same.

For those of you who do follow the issue closely, please feel free to chime in on the subject. Teach me.