Posts tagged Rome
Constitutional Philosophy: Jon Roland, Lecture 1, 2012/11/10
Jon Roland discusses political philosophy with a focus on discovery of the principles of constitutional design as the key problem in that field.
Lecture 1. 2012/11/10. Austin Philosophy Discussion Group
Constitutional Philosophy: Jon Roland, Q&A 1, 2012/11/10
Q&A for preceding Lecture 1
By Lisa Karpova
Doctors at the Bambino Gesu Hospital in Rome, the Italian capital, have saved the life of a baby of 16 months, thanks to the world’s smallest artificial heart implant. The child, who suffered from dilated cardiomyopathy, underwent surgery last month. However, the results were not published until this week.
In this sense, the surgeon, Antonio Amodeo, said: “This is a milestone,” acknowledging that his team has been involved in helping this baby who “is already part of the family.”
“The patient was in our intensive care unit from the first month of life (…) and was one of us.”
The baby managed to stay alive for 13 days until a donor was found and could be transplanted. However, the only concern was that the child had already been operated on many times, doctors said.
Before the implant, the child also had a serious infection around a mechanical pump that had been fitted earlier to support the function of his natural heart.
Cardiomyopathy is a disease that affects the heart muscle, which normally leads to the shrinking or enlargement of the fibers of the heart. The condition gradually weakens the heart, stopping its ability to pump blood effectively.
The artificial heart was developed by American physician, Robert Jarvik, and is capable of handling a blood flow of 1.5 liters per minute despite its 11 grams.
Doctors said the device had been previously tested only on animals. They needed to obtain special permission from Jarvik and authorities to perform the procedure.
Translated from the Portuguese version and appended by:
There are occasions that I like to look back at and share information that is basic and that I normally assume to be in the general knowledge. Sadly, I am reminded often through posts read and conversations that this is not the case. Life evolves in a circular fashion. and this is only visible if one can see the past to see the patterns.
Once again we see the potential for history to repeat. Nothing is a given as long as we have an opportunity to divert the natural flow of progress from one stage to the next. Consider what you see and know today, reflect back to earlier eras, then make educated decisions on that basis. Simplicity is the core, while confusion, distraction and division are the goals of the governmental controlled main stream media.
To my knowledge one Constitution was written by or founding fathers. Not a right verses left version, white verses black version or even a this religion verses that religion version.
We The People should appreciate our differences as that is what makes us all unique and focus on the similarities. That is a We The People focus that will join masses to collaborate forces for good verses focusing on differences to only alienate and divide us as a people.
Back to basics, the building blocks of knowledge needed to focus. Without knowledge of were we are, were we should be, the direction we are going and the potential of were we could most likely end up, how do we determine what action is needed?
By Rob Wile
Italian investigators have charged four priests with laundering money out of the Vatican’s official bank, the Institute for the Works of Religion, the National Catholic Reporter’s John L. Allen Jr. writes.
The Italian daily l’Unita was the first to report that the priests were being investigated for laundering hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Late last month, an Italian TV program published letters written by the Vatican’s ambassador to the U.S. that charged the Holy See’s financial planners with cronyism and corruption.
In the letters, published by the popular Italian news magazine program “The Untouchables,” Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò said that his appointment to the U.S. was motivated by a desire to get him out of Rome because he was causing headaches, according to Les Echoes’ Guillaume Delacroix.
Viganò worried that his removal would cause disillusion among those hoping to clean up “corruption and dishonesty” in the city-state, including rigged contract bids and mismanaged investments, Allen reports.
The Vatican has denied the charges.