George Washington, the ecomony and Republicans

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    Republicans have decided to consult American history and the demise of the father of this country to solve our current economic crisis...

    Bloodletting, bowel evacuation, died beetles on our throats and ramming toxic compound up our asses.



    The Asphyxiating and Exsanguinating Death of President George Washington

    To save the General's life, his doctors prescribed and administered bloodletting, placing a blister of cantharides (a preparation of dried beetles) on his throat and performed two venesections of 20 ounces each. To treat the severe sore throat and dysphagia, a solution of vinegar in hot water was prepared. However, attempts to gargle with this solution led again to near suffocation, followed by a severe coughing spell. Venesection was repeated with removal of 40 ounces of blood. Application of blister of cantharides to the General's throat was followed by spontaneous bowel evacuation.

    His three physicians then decided to administer calomel (Mercury chloride) and tartar rectally.

    The exact quantity of blood removed from the ailing President can be derived at as follows:

    1. 12-14 ounces - Mr Albin Rawlins
    2. 20 ounces - Dr James Craik
    3. 20 ounces - Dr James Craik
    4. 40 ounces - Dr James Craik
    5. 32 ounces - Dr Elisha Cullen Dick

    The total quantity of blood taken amounted to 124-126 ounces or 3.75 liters, drawn over a period of nine to ten hours on Saturday, December 14, 1799.

    General Washington was a physically impressive man measuring 6 feet 3 inches in height and weighing 230 pounds. Because adult blood volume is 70 ml/kg, one can estimate the blood volume of President Washington at seven liters. The extraction of more than half of his blood volume within a short period of time inevitably led to preterminal anemia, hypovolemia, and hypotension. The fact that General Washington stopped struggling and appeared physically calm shortly before his death may have been due to profound hypotension and shock.

    The Asphyxiating and Exsanguinating Death of President George Washington


    RIP General Washington...and RIP America.

    It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.
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    Stricking isn't it, we've come so far in medicine, and science in general, and yet no treatment has been found to cure ignorance, prejudice, avarice, and the harm we do to others of our species.
     
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    Actually, there is a very good cure.

    It's called educating yourself. Try it sometime.
     
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    A personal attack, how typical. One more example of the usual display from a readily fluent, often thoughtless, member of the echo chamber.
     
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    LOL tell us all again how dumb and evil conservatives are ...

    Liberals are what they hate! =D
     
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    Except to vote out Democrats....
     
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    By the looks of this post the Wisconsin teachers aren't the only ones to have a day off due to a mental episode.
     
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    Just to educate you on the differences here, calling you a stupid ignoramus, and idiot, or pointing out that you are not qualified to own a computer would be a personal attack. Pointing out the inherent irony of your post is simply truth, and it actually counts as an attack on your post.
     

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