I can’t understand 95% of what these marble-mouthed fuckers are saying.


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Not “eat, shit, and die.”

Just “eat shit and die.” (commas matter, eh? )

A patient has died after undergoing a fecal transplant and contracting a drug-resistant infection, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Thursday.

Now, the FDA is warning that patients hoping to solve their digestive or other health issues with the experimental, unapproved treatment to think twice.

According to the agency’s announcement, two adults with compromised immune systems received the transplants, though why they elected to have the procedures is unclear.

They both developed drug-resistant E. coli infections, and one of the two patients died.
Fecal transplants have become a hot topic in recent years, and doctors have warned against their use in the vague ‘wellness’ space which promises indistinct immune and gut health benefits from the treatment.

The controversial procedure has, however, shown some promise when performed to medical standards.

Clinical trials have suggested that ‘poop transplants,’ as they are colloquially referred to, may be effective in treating C diff infections which can cause diarrhea and even become life-threatening if the colon becomes – and remains – inflamed.

On the other hand, some people have attempted ‘DIY’ fecal transplants at home.

The theory behind the cringe-inducing procedures is that imbalances in the bacterial population of an individual’s gut can throw off their digestive health.

So, introducing bacteria taken from a gut-healthy donor – by way of fecal transplant – can restore order by replacing populations of bacteria that the recipient is lacking.

But determining who a good donor is by no means as simple as asking around to friends and family about who has regular bowel movements.

Although the FDA has not approved the treatment protocol, it did issue guidance directing any physician intending to perform a fecal transplant to at least have patients sign waivers and consent forms stating that they’re having the fecal transfer done to treat C diff.

And in light of the two recent, disastrous attempts to use the procedure, the FDA will now require documentation that the donor’s stool has undergone MDRO testing – screening for any bacteria that might be resistant to multiple antibiotics – prior to transfer.

Neither donated fecal sample transferred to the two patients that developed drug-resistant E. coli infections underwent such testing, according to the FDA’s statement.

‘The agency is not aware of bacterial infections caused by multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs) that have occurred due to transmission of a MDRO from use of investigational FMT,’ or fecal microbiota for transplantation,’ the agency said.

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Baseball announcer says climate change responsible for increased number of baseball home runs

My God!

If a dumber mother fuckers (other than a liberal) exists, please tell me.

Someone please tell me this guy was having everyone on.

“These guys are putting good swings on it, too. It’s just — it’s a lot of carry.

It’s the bats, too. We were talking about this the other day, you remember, what was it, ’12, maybe ’13 when the bats were helicopter and everywhere — only a matter of time before somebody gets stabbed with a bat.

Now, when do you see that? You rarely see a bat break violently anymore.

I just think they’ve mastered the craft, whether it’s maple or ash or whatever they’re using now. We’ll show, you’ll see toothpicks flying around. Every once in a while, one will be on the ground past the pitcher, but not the violent helicopter spear thing that we saw for a couple of years anymore, and I think the bats plus the balls plus launch angles plus pitchers throwing hard plus global warming is why there’s so many home runs.”

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For over 100 years the water levels are rising in this guys neck of the woods and it’s NOW our fault?

100 years ago maybe 10,000 people lived in those jungles along the Amazon but NOW it’s man-made?

Pictures at link. I can’t be bothered.

The photographer visited a community of mud houses along the edge of the Caratingui River, known as The Train because the single-file homes look like train carriages.

Mangroves cover 13,989 sq km of Brazil’s coast and are an important protection against climate change, with one acre of mangrove forest absorbing nearly the same amount of carbon dioxide as an acre of Amazon rainforest.

The forests also protect the coast from eroding as intense storms grow more frequent.

Fisherman Jose da Cruz, above, makes his living by fishing for crabs where freshwater rivers meet the brackish Atlantic Ocean.

Instead of a rod or a net, he uses his hands to search for crabs in the mud among the mangrove trees, sometimes lying flat on the ground and reaching deep down.

His daily catch of several dozen crabs will earn him 200 reais (£40) a week, enough on which to survive.

Mr Da Cruz says his daily catch is half what it was 10 years ago and in that time the water line has advanced 3m (10ft) inland.

According to climate researcher Carlos Nobre, at the University of Sao Paulo, water levels have risen 20-30cm (1ft) over the past 100 years in coastal Bahia state, where Cairu is located.

A battery-powered radio has given Mr Da Cruz a link to the rest of the world and enabled him to learn about the science of climate change.

“Nature is upset,” he says. “In Antarctica, it’s melting, nature is melting.

“People, you have to have some awareness about what is happening. It’s clear what is happening.”

Scientists predict the global surface temperature will have risen by more than 1.5C, above pre-industrial levels, by the end of the 21st Century.

And some prediction models in a 2014 report by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) say this temperature increase will actually exceed 2C, without unprecedented changes within human societies.

Biologist Renato de Almeida, from the nearby Federal University of Reconcavo da Bahia, says overfishing is also a likely cause for the decline in crab and fish populations.

Other factors that affect fishing include growing tourism, leading to the clearing of mangroves to build inns and piers for visitors.

An increase in water traffic can disrupt oysters on riverbanks and erode the attachment of mangroves to the soil.

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