Life is calm and quiet on the run up to Christmas.
I thought I would be so excited as I have been given my life back bit there is a calm with in as there are no guaranties with Keytruda. Im on Session 40 on Tuesday 15th December. Thank goodness i didn’t have to pay for it like our Australian Warriors. That would be in the region of in the region of £80,000 if at £2,000 per session The benefits of a trial and the NHS.
Its at the very early stages and no one knows the out come. I keep being told I’m showing them the way which worries me as I like to know what is ahead then you know what you have to prepare for. What a strange world we find ourselves in at times.
I have an Interview to do for a Web Site in the US so that will keep me busy today.
Life is full at times of repeating to the world my story. Im just one of many very brave Mesowarriors and I keep in touch with many that are struggling through Chemo. I member the times that I had that struggle. I want them all to hang on and get on the Phase 3 trial of Keytruda that is going to get through to us in early 2016.
I have many warriors telling me though that they are doing well on other trials which is good to hear and I wish them luck and a great christmas.
Some poor warriors are having a bad time and I was really upset to hear that Linda Lakin has regrowth. She has had pain and we kept telling her it was the nerves etc etc but I think she deep down really knew it was still there to rear its ugly head again. Well it has and she is very positive as she goes on a trial in the New Year. Bless her. we will all be behind her.
The Mesowarriors are a wonderful group of people that have such strength as they fight the demon
Did You know Donald Trump has even had a go at Asbestos –anything to get his name in the papers it seems
The news stories and headlines prove it: Donald Trump will do or say just about anything for attention. While the real estate mogul now-turned presidential candidate for the Republican Party has drawn a lot of heat for his comments on gender, race, immigration, and foreign policy, he is also known for bending scientific fact to fit his own business tactics and political agenda.
In the past three years, “The Donald” has used Twitter as a forum to reject the idea of global warming and assert that vaccinations definitely give children autism. When American health care workers were fighting the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and became infected, Trump took to Twitter: “People that go to far away places to help out are great – but must suffer the consequences!”
Reality-twisting statements like these are not unique to Trump’s Twitter feed. In the new biography written about him, Never Enough, Trump said he felt like he “was in the military in the true sense” because he attended an expensive, private military academy as a child. Though Trump never served in the armed services himself, this didn’t stop him from criticizing Senator John McCain by stating that he was only “a war hero because he was captured” and that Trump only liked “the people who weren’t captured.”
What All the Science and the Studies Really Say
As wild and downright disrespectful as some of these comments are, one of Trump’s most far-fetched and dangerous claims is that the World Trade Center would never have been destroyed, “if we didn’t remove [the] incredibly powerful fire retardant asbestos & replace it with junk that doesn’t work.”
Unfortunately for Mr. Trump, the science just simply doesn’t agree with him. Asbestos and its effects on the human body are well established. The first documented asbestos-related death occurred in 1906 and was recorded as such by Dr. Montague Murray. Murray’s patient, a 33-year-old textile worker, had high quantities of asbestos in his lungs and as a result, died of pulmonary fibrosis.
Over a century has passed and there is no longer any controversy or grey area. Asbestos is a lethal mineral. Studies have determined that mesothelioma, a rare but deadly form of cancer, is caused exclusively by exposure to asbestos. Cancer research conducted in the late 70s predicted that, for the next twenty years, up to 18% of Cancer cases in the U.S. would be related to asbestos.
The Reality about Asbestos Proves Trump’s Statement Is Flat-Out Poor Taste
Starting in the early 1970s, the federal government began regulating the use of asbestos and eventually banned it from many construction applications by the end of the decade. Since that time, buildings and school districts all over the country have invested millions of dollars in asbestos abatement projects. If there were really any questions about the danger of this near-invisible and indestructible fiber, there wouldn’t be such a widespread and long-standing effort to get it out of our public institutions.
It’s not surprising that Mr. Trump supported asbestos, considering that this material was used extensively in his Trump Tower, where it put the very construction workers who built the mammoth, 98-floor building, at risk. The shady contractor working under Trump hired over 200 illegal Polish immigrants as part of the construction team. None of the employees were given hard hats and they were paid less than half of the minimum wage mandated by the construction union. A 1998 article by the New York Times reported that the illegal workers “often worked in choking clouds of asbestos dust without protective equipment.”
Trump, for his part, denied knowing anything about the poor working conditions. He further denied knowing that his employees were undocumented.
The Polish employees eventually banded together and filed a class-action lawsuit against Trump for not paying them. After 8 years of legal battles, a federal judge in Manhattan ruled that Trump conspired with his construction contractor to withhold wages from the worker unions. Despite this ruling, both sides of the legal dispute made appeals and the case waged on for another decade before reaching a settlement. In the meantime, many of those workers lived in poverty and some of them died.
CEOs and Other Executives Often Turn a Blind Eye in Favor of Profit
In truth, Trump is only one in a long line of corporate executives who hope to cover up the dangers of asbestos. Documents exist showing that several large companies have been aware of the dangers of asbestos since 1934, but that they’ve worked to keep such knowledge hidden from the public. A 1978 article in the Washington Post reported that the Johns-Manville Corporation – then the largest manufacturer of asbestos-containing products – had a company policy of not telling its employees that their medical exams revealed signs of the fatal lung disease, asbestosis. This meant that many men and women were not only deathly ill, but being actively deceived by the company for which they worked.
Money Buys “Convenient” Science
A similar incident happened with Georgia-Pacific, a corporation that produced an asbestos-containing substance known as joint compound. Instead of ceasing production on the joint compound immediately and compensating the hard-working employees who got sick, Georgia Pacific paid a team of scientists $6 Million to conduct private research. The point of this research was to “disprove” the harmful effects of asbestos.
In both of these cases, billion-dollar corporations used their money to rewrite history and change the laws of science. Denying the known dangers of asbestos is a convenient way for big businesses to duck out of any moral responsibility towards their employees and customers. Instead of offering medical assistance to people who became sick from their products, these companies used money and deception to avoid receiving blame and to protect future profits. Political beliefs aside, the American public needs its business leaders and government officials to be honest and keep the best interests of its working class in mind.
When contestants told Donald Trump things he didn’t like on his hit TV show, The Apprentice, he could simply point at them and say, “you’re fired.” Unfortunately, scientific fact isn’t dismissed so easily. Thousands of people are dying each year from asbestos-related diseases like Mesothelioma—now is not the time for false statements, no matter how much publicity they create.
Well written I just had to bring to peoples attention just how dangerous these people are that talk in such a way.
We should be helping to rid the world of Asbestos not promote it. To many people have lost their lives and loved ones and this really does make me so mad.
I will get off my soap box and do the cleaning now and take my anger out on that xx