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Jun 22 2007

Swenglish Rantings WEEKEND Radio – 070622

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FRIDAY, JUNE, 22nd, 2007

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This weekend’s Swedish Name Days are Paulina & Paula, Adolf & Alice. Sunday is “Johannes döparens dag”, “Saint John’s Day”, no name day – Grattis pÃ¥ namnsdagen, Happy Name Day from us to you!

The Monkey Princess and Paul are still working on the website construction, but it isn’t long now before we’re back again with our morning Rantings – so stay tuned!

GLAD MIDSOMMAR – Happy Midsummer!!!


Find out what two people have to say about The News and Life here in Sweden!!!


We will restart doing the Monkey Princess and Paul’s Swedish News Podcasts on Monday. This Weekend is Paul’s catch up on the Podcasts Weekend. This weekend’s Swenglish Rantings Weekend Radio Podcast Playlist is HUGE. I do not know how many hours of great Right Wing Podcasts we have listed for you.

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Radio Sweden

Radio Sweden



Waiting on Podcast.

We have the Midsummer Holiday here in Sweden so I am hoping that we will have some catch up by the Sweden Radio People early next week.


BREAKPOINT with Chuck Colson – 2007-06-22



Ayatollahs on the Prairie? Theocracy and Secular Hysteria In recent months, an epidemic of anti-Christian books has erupted, viciously attacking the faithful as “theocrats” and “fascists.” Conservative Christians are called evangelical mullahs, intent on replacing the government with our own “religion-soaked political regimes,” as one overheated author put it. Fri, 22 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT


One Hundred Million Victims:

The Utopian Nightmare One hundred million people: that’s how many died under the oppression of Communism. Those victims have too often been ignored by much of the Western press—especially by members of the media who were sympathetic with the Communist ideology. But on Tuesday, the victims were remembered—and a Washington park was dedicated to their memory. Thu, 21 Jun 2007 04:59:00 GMT


Daily Commentary  

Daily Commentary – 2007-06-22


Albert Mohler: Hard Wired for Design A pair of psychologists at Yale University has a new explanation for why so many people reject the theory of evolution — our minds are hard-wired from birth to see design in the world around us. They argue that the roots of an anti-evolutionary impulse lie in childhood. Fri, 22 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT



The Cato Institute



Perspectives on SiCKO featuring Michael F. Cannon Fri, 22 Jun 2007 06:00:00 EDT



Does Globalization Erode State Power? featuring Daniel W. Drezner Wed, 20 Jun 2007 06:00:00 EDT



No Hugs for You! featuring Neal McCluskey Thu, 21 Jun 2007 06:00:00 EDT



WeatherBrains – 2007-06-22

Weather Brains Bios


WeatherBrains 73: “Vulnerable Valley” WeatherBrains Episode 73 is now online (June 18, 2007) The netcast for people who love weather. In this week’s Episode: The Vulnerable Valley: We look at South Texas’ Rio Grande River Valley, a part of the U.S. coastline authorities fear could be “the next New Orleans” if a major hurricane strikes; WeatherBrains 101: Professor Peters gives us a […] Tue, 19 Jun 2007 02:17:21 +0000



WeatherBrains 72: “Long Hot Summer”WeatherBrains Episode 72 is now online (June 11, 2007) The netcast for people who love weather. In this week’s Episode: The Deadly Sizzler: Looking back at the heatwave of 1980, one definitely for the record books. Remembering early TV weather coverage: Flashing light bulbs on studio maps … and weather anchors who could write backwards […] Tue, 12 Jun 2007 03:32:23 +0000



WeatherBrains 71: “Look Down” WeatherBrains Episode 71 is now online (June 4, 2007) The netcast for people who love weather. In this week’s episode: WeatherBrains Extra: Low Down Radar … Newer doesn’t necessarily mean bigger and more powerful. In fact, the next generation of weather radar–currently being field tested in Oklahoma, with more tests planned for Texas and Puerto […] Tue, 05 Jun 2007 04:02:22 +0000



WeatherBrains 70: “Next Generation” WeatherBrains Episode 70 is now online (May 28, 2007) The netcast for people who love weather. In this week’s episode: WeatherBrains Extra: GOES-R … What will the next generation of weather satellites carry aloft, and what will it mean for weather forecasting? David Black gets a preview of GOES-R, planned for launch in December, […] Tue, 29 May 2007 04:29:01 +0000



WeatherBrains 69: “Coast Guards” WeatherBrains Episode 69 is now online (May 21, 2007). The netcast for people who love weather. In this week’s episode: With an active hurricane season forecast, we’ll learn more about an amazing source of information that helps monitor and protect our coasts. We visit with Paul Moersdorf, Director of the National Data Buoy Center. Not only does […] Tue, 22 May 2007 05:49:58 +0000


Charlie Slaughter

Jihad, Danger, World Predictions, and What You Can Do!

Insane News From the Rim, Gay Bears and more!



Eaten Alive & Global Twits70 The sad reality of the wilds as well as more on Global Idiocy and your well being. We thank: Father Rock “Over Under” “July” Peter John Ross “New Age” Thu, 21 Jun 2007 17:44:00 -0700



The Grand Turding Epi69 New happenings, Grand turdings, New Hate Mongers, Image Problems, and things are getting STRANGER…… Thanks to: Audio Imagery “Grasshopper” “Lunar” “Chemical Realignment” Sun, 17 Jun 2007 14:57:00 -0700



Evaporating Mexcans 68 Mexican citizens seem to be missing by the millions, more on Mini Jihad, More emergency supplies and general good times. Thanks to: Kevin MacLeod Incompetech.com “Style Funk” “Long Time Coming” 50 Foot Wave “The Fuschia Wall” Thu, 14 Jun 2007 11:49:00 -0700




Jerry Newberry – 2007-06-22


Talking to Captian Jim McKnight Pt 1: The National Defense is live on location at Fort Drum, New York. Jerry interviews Captian Jim McKnight on location at Fort Drum. Fri, 22 Jun 2007 14:04:03 GMT



Capt. Jim McKnight: changing the lives of the Afghani citizen Pt 2: Jerry and Randy continue their interview of Capt. Jim McKnight, and discuss the role that U.S. soldiers have played in changing the lives of the average Afghani citizen.
Fri, 22 Jun 2007 14:04:02 GMT



Talking about special ceremony at Fort Drum, NY Pt. 3: Jerry and Randy Discuss the special ceremony taking place at Fort Drum, New York.
Fri, 22 Jun 2007 14:04:01 GMT



Jennifer Buckmaster & the Unmet Needs program Pt 4: Randy and Jerry Welcome Jennifer Buckmaster from Wisconsin, and discuss her experience with the unmet needs program, as well as give an overview of how anyone can get involved.
Fri, 22 Jun 2007 14:04:00 GMT



Weekend Journal – 2007-06-22


TH Radio: “Hewitt Questions Trent Lott & Bennett Investigates Illegals & Social Security Numbers” The tables are turned as Hugh Hewitt is interviewed by Washington Post reporter Jonathan Weisman about the intersection of talk radio and immigration. Bill Bennett speaks with Senior Editor at Human Events about employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants; Michael Medved talks with one of the leading advocates of intelligent design, Professor Michael Behe whose new book tests the limits of what evolution can—and cannot—do; More liberal lunacy: A woman exercises her “right” to go topless in New York. Dennis Prager weighs in. Fri, 22 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT



Michael Medved: Free the Palestinians! People of good will who want to help the suffering of Palestinians in Gaza should push for the one step that could make an immediate difference: permitting those who choose to flee to build new homes elsewhere in the Arab world.
Mon, 25 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT





Andro Linklater Journalist and author of Measuring America, Andro Linklater discusses Boundary Commissioner Andrew Ellicott, and his new book, The Fabric of America: How Our Borders and Boundaries Shaped the Country and Forged Our National Identity. Originally aired 06/21/07. Fri, 22 Jun 2007 14:45:00 CST



Paul Dickson Author and historian Paul Dickson joins Ed Tracy to discuss the veterans of World War I and the book he co-authored, The Bonus Army: An American Epic. Originally aired 02/11/05. Thu, 14 Jun 2007 16:25:00 CST



Military Contracting: Front & Center The Military has always looked to outside contractors to supply everything from hammers to tanks to airplanes, establishing relationships described by President Eisenhower as the Military-Industrial complex. Today, that list of contractors is growing with the demands of war on multiple fronts, and the contractors are taking on new roles – such as translator services, personal security, and public relations. Join John Callaway and his panel of experts as they explore and discuss the real costs – and benefits – of military contracting. Guests: Shephard W. Hill, Jim Hiles, and Arthur Cyr. Originally aired 06/07/07. Fri, 08 Jun 2007 14:00:00 CST



Hello, Africa! Flag


This is a Great Program

We Love ‘John of Queens’ and ‘Frank of Staten’ Island!!!

The Left’s Complicity with Evil

1Frank goes after author Adam LeBor, who wrote an op-ed piece in the NY Times this past week calling for the re-writing of Israel’s national anthem, “Hatikvah” to be more “inclusive”. LeBor cites the national anthem of the so-called “New” South Africa as “…. an excellent example in inclusive nation-building,” which Frank uses to show how the Left does not care about the destruction their cliche-mongering brings to the countries they attack. South Africa is now an outhouse, people die fleeing Castro’s Cuba, and the people of Nicaragua are left to rot in poverty.

Lebor outs himself as a Bolsheviki when he writes that while “even knowing the horrors of Communism, the Red Army choir singing the “Internationale” still can bring on goose bumps and visions of Soviet troops charging Nazi tanks.” Using LeBor’s Leftist logic, Frank plays three national anthems that bring goose bumps to him: “La Giovinezza,” the anthem of Fascist Italy, “Dixie,” the anthem of the Confederate South, and “Horst Wessel Lied,” the anthem of Nazi Germany.

Also, Leftist propaganda in the mainstream media arguing in favor of amnesty for illegal aliens… the pious fraud Jimmy Carter… Nifong is only the symptom, the disease goes much deeper…


The Boeremag Trial


1After long four years, the Communist-ANC finally rested their case against the so-called “Boeremag 21” this week. Paul Kruger, one of the attorneys representing the accused, speaks with Frank van Queens about the events that led to the trial, his strategies on freeing his clients, and many other aspects of the trial that have not been heard of anywhere else.


Edwin Leemans Interview Hello, Africa!
Edwin Leemans, Boerevolk Liason to the Media, speaks about the ongoing civil demonstrations and strikes going on in South Africa. Seventeen unions, including the teachers’ union, have taken part, making it the largest strike in the world. Mnr. Leemans also discusses the other problems affecting the so-called “New” South Africa, from logistics problems affecting the 2010 World Cup games, inflation, and the renaming of Afrikaaner roads, cities and monuments.
Also, Frank does the entire introduction to “Hello, Africa!” in Afrikaans for the first time. Right Click and “Save As…” to Download Fri, 22 Jun 2007 00:01:37 -0500


Jacob Klayens Interview

11Hello, Africa!

1Jacob Klayens, spokesman for Solidariteit (Solidarity), speaks about the ongoing country-wide strike by public service workers in South Africa, as it enters its third week. Mnr. Klayens also talk about the efforts the mostly-white union are taking to stand up for and preserve Afrikaaner-Boere interests in South Africa. Right Click and Save As to Download Sun, 17 Jun 2007 15:30:17 -0500


Kill Bill II: No Amnesty!

1Like Jason from Friday the 13th, the Bush/Kennedy Immigration Amnesty Bill has come back from the dead, and Frank and John work their hardest to put this horror film to and end. George Bush is criticized for wanting to turn America into a pre-civilised nation, and Frank says the he has been betrayed by Bush, noting that Mao Tse Tung created the phrase “Third Word.” Meanwhile, John goes after Republicans who are attacking talk radio for leading the charge against the Bill.

Plus, callers Mike from Old Bethpage and John from Connecticut battle it out over George Bush… the fallacy of forgiveness… A tribute to former UN Secretary General Kurt Valdheim, who passed away this week at the age of 88… Obama’s “Quiet Riot”… how the Left is just recycling the same rhetoric from 40 years ago… Al Gore’s latest fraud… your phone calls at 718-761-9996 and more.

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Sun, 17 Jun 2007 15:21:30 -0500


Dr. Johan Let Pretorius Interview

1Hello, Africa!
1Dr. Johan Let Pretorius speak about a Boere conference that focuses on expanding Boere Identity all over the world, and events happening at a rapid pace in South Africa that affect the Boerevolk. Dr. Lets also talks about the ongoing strike in South Africa.

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Sun, 17 Jun 2007 13:48:42 -0500


Power to the People

1Frank and John celebrate the defeat of the Immigration Amnesty Bill, which was done by the public uprising against it.

Also, Frank explains why there is no such thing as “Islamo-Fascism”… John explains how he’s tired of being threatened by the various factions of the Left… your phone calls at 718-761-9996 and much more.

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Sun, 17 Jun 2007 04:21:34 -0500


Dennis Prager  

Dennis Prager – 2007-06-22




Hiding behind the Veil Prager H1: In the UK, the limits of tolerance are being tested by the growing of numbers women going out in public veiled head to toe. But women are not the only ones who cover their faces; terrorists like Hamas do as well…. Paris Hilton has new view of life. Spending time in the slam has had a sobering effect or so she says… Dorothy Rabinowitz writes in the Wall Street Journal that the Libby prosecutor, Patrick Fitzgerald, is in the same class as Mike Nifong. Fri, 22 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT



Happiness Hour: Independence and the Pursuit of Happiness Prager H2: Dennis talks to Dr. Steven Marmer, frequent Happiness Hour guest, psychiatrist in private practice and member of the clinical faculty of psychiatry at UCLA Medical School, about the issue of dependency. Human beings are a dependent species. There is no such thing as pure independence. We’re all dependent one way or another. And that’s how it should be. The question is: are we dependent in an effective or ineffective way? Fri, 22 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT



Open Lines Prager H3: Per usual callers set the agenda. Issues raised include: is Dennis’s save dog or stranger question a trick question; what is Dennis’s definition of a good parent; does Dennis have reservations about going on a cruise that includes a stop in Burma; should Sharia law be banned in US; does Orthodox Judaism have a problem with adoption; what is the single most important thing a new husband should do to show appreciation for his wife. Fri, 22 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT



Highlights of the week 06/22/07 A compilation of clips from this past week. Fri, 22 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT



Hugh Hewitt – 2007-06-22


Hugh Hewitt’s Blog



Frank Gaffney Hewitt: Hour 1 – Guest host Dean Barnett talks immigration and politics, and gets an update from Frank Gaffney about his film finally being shown this Saturday night on the Fox News Channel. Fri, 22 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT



Morton Kondracke, Charles Krauthammer, Larry Kudlow Hewitt: Hour 2 – Guest host Dean Barnett talks U.S. foreign policy in Israel and Gaza with Mort and Charles, and the Democrats’ assault on prosperity with uber economist Larry Kudlow.
Fri, 22 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT



“Movie” Mike Hewitt: Hour 3 – Inexplicably, guest host Dean Barnett attempts, along with his co-Boston movie buff friend Mike, to share with the audience his top ten “coolest” movies of the last 20 years. Fri, 22 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT



Mike Gallagher – 2007-06-22



Trent Lott Trashes Talk Radio Mike talks to Fox News’ Chris Wallace about Trent Lott’s recent attack on talk radio. Fri, 22 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT



Noisy Neighbor Lawsuit Should a loud family be excused when their neighbors complain about the noise? That’s what happened in one New York community.

Fri, 22 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT



Immigrants and Healthcare Mike was amazed by a recent article detailing the level of healthcare provided to illegal immigrants in American hospitals. Most Americans’ health insurance would buy them anything this good.
Fri, 22 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT


Mike Medved  

Michael Medved – 2007-06-22





Talk Radio = Right Wing Propaganda Medved H1: Medved discusses the idea of liberals who are against mass communication, while they generally dominate the journalism field. Thu, 21 Jun 2007 04:00:02 GMT



“The Divided States of America” Medved H2: How divided is the United States? Medved talks to an author who devoted a book to the answer.Thu, 21 Jun 2007 04:00:01 GMT



Disagreement Day Medved H3: Medved talks with disagreeing callers. Thu, 21 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT



JaySekulow – 2007-06-22


Jay Sekulow Live











John Hinderaker – 2007-06-18

Northern Alliance Radio Network


The Headliners, Hr 1: Discussion on Journalism with Star Tribune Correspondent, Eric Black Ed and Mitch discuss journalism with former Star Tribune Correspondent Eric Black. Mon, 18 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT



The Headliners, Hr 2: Continuing Discussion with Eric Black and James Lileks Mitch and Ed continue discussion with Eric Black, former Star Tribune correspondent about process in covering news stories and writing editorials. Interview with James Lileks, Star Tribune Editor and blogger for Buzz.

Mon, 18 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT



Powerline Radio, Hr 1: Resurrection of the Immigration Bill Brian and John discuss the resurrection of the immigration bill. Amy Klobuchar receives the loon of the week award.Mon, 18 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT



Powerline Radio, Hr 2: Discussion with Washington Post Film Critic, Stephen Hunter Brian and John are joined by Stephen Hunter, film critic of The Washington Post. This week in Gatekeeping. Mon, 18 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT



The Final Word, Hr 1: Interview with MN Governor, Tim Pawlenty Michael and King interview Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty about the end of the legislative session. Mon, 18 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT



The Final Word, Hr 2: On Al Franken and the ’08 MN Senate Race King and Michael discuss the comments of Al Franken on cutting off funding for the troops and the 2008 Minnesota Senate race. Mon, 18 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT



David Strom – 2007-06-18

The TaxPayers League


Hr 1: Discussion with Paul Jacob David is joined by Paul Jacob, President of Citizens in Charge and Senior Advisor of Sam Adams Alliance. Jacob describes the goals of the networking station which helps leaders and activists create connections in order to improve the Government.

Mon, 18 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT



Hr 2: Discussion of Free Markets and Taxes with Activists David interviews Annie Patnaude, Press Secretary at Americans for Prosperity. They discuss the mission of this free market organization which educates citizens about economic and public policies. David compares Minnesota property taxes with the guests’ Paul Hazell, President of Canadian Advocates For Tax Awareness and Matthew Elliott, Chief Executive of Tax Payers Alliance of United Kingdom.

Mon, 18 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT



Young America’s Foundation – 2007-06-22

The Reagan Ranch Center

Paul Gigot: Reagan’s Economic Achievements Wall Street Journal Columnist Paul Gigot reflects on Ronald Reagan’s economic achievements stating Reagan’s policies were responsible for bolstering the American economy. Tue, 19 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT


Mark Larson: How to Confound Liberals San Diego Radio talk show host Mark Larson gives insights from his own experiences as to how conservatives can effectively counter liberal ideas through humor. Mr. Larson is a frequent speaker at Young America’s Foundation events. Fri, 15 Jun 2007 16:45:00 GMT


George Allen: How Americans Can Protect Freedom Virginia Governor and U.S. Senator George Allen reviews three policy areas that will determine whether America will stay a prosperous and free nation. Governor Allen is Young America’s Foundation’s Reagan Ranch Presidential Scholar. Tue, 12 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT


Katherine Kersten: Countering Liberal Professors Minneapolis Star-Tribune Columnist Katherine Kersten explains how liberal professors push their own biased agenda in the classroom and what students can do to fight back. This speech occurred at Young America’s Foundation’s Midwest Conference in Minneapolis, MN.Thu, 07 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT




Brit Hume‘s Political Grapevine


Special Report






Neil’s Common Sense – 2007-06-22

Neil Cavuto







John Gibson’s My Word



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Bill O’Reilly’s latest Talking Points Memo – 2007-06-22



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Jun 01 2007

Dementia Causes Swedish Queen To Be Flown To Gothenburg

Sweden’s Queen Silvia came to Gothenburg on Friday, to visit a conference held at Stora Teatern (the old theater house in Gothenburg) on dementia.

She held a short speech in front of 550 people, all working with the elderly, and Her majesty the Queen had only good things to say about the so called “breakthrough method”, the new way of working with dementia patients that is now being used in Sweden.

In her speech she also made a reference to Carl von Linné and this years 300th anniversary of his birth. She told the people gathered at the conference that Linné had published a scientific article on forgetfulness in 1745.

-Linné’s article is a classic description of memory loss. Thirty years later he himself, due to a stroke, suffered from memory loss., Queen Silvia said.

Queen Silvia has been deeply interested and personally involved in the care and lives of people with dementia, this after her own mother was affected by the illness.

While at the conference, Queen Silvia also looked at the exhibition and listened to presentations made by 20 teams that have been participating in a project called “Better dementia care in the West”.


The Queen has a large number of Royal Engagements

The Silvia Home
The Silvia Home for dementia patients, located in Drottningholm, is a result of The Queen’s initiative and personal commitment. The Silvia Home Foundation, which The Queen chairs and with which she works actively, promotes scientific research and offers education, specialised training and care in the field of dementia.

World Childhood Foundation
In the spring of 1999 The Queen took the initiative of founding the World Childhood Foundation (WCF). The mission of the Foundation is to work towards better living conditions for children all over the world. The Foundation supports a large number of projects in 15 countries.Today, the WCF has offices in Sweden, Brazil, Germany and the US.

The Queen is an Honorary Member of the International Mentor Foundation. The focus of this organisation is the prevention of drug abuse.

Research Funds
Queen Silvia works actively on behalf of the disabled. She chairs the Royal Wedding Fund, which supports research in sports and athletics for disabled young people.

She also chairs the Queen Silvia Jubilee Fund for research on children and disability.

Disabled young people
The Queen has been very involved in the publishing of a book entitled “Go for It”. The book, published on The Queen’s initiative, aims to encourage sports and other leisure activities for disabled young people. The book is available in Swedish, English, German and Spanish.

Hearing Impaired
The Queen has studied sign language in order to be able to communicate more effectively with the hearing impaired. In 1990 she was awarded the “Deutsche Kulturpreis” for her efforts on behalf of the disabled.

Queen Silvia holds honorary positions in a large number of organisations and societies, such as the Swedish Amateur Athletic Association, the Children’s Cancer Foundation of Sweden and Save the Children Sweden.

Here in Gothenburg we also know that she cares very much about the sick children – “Drottning Silvias Barnsjukhus” (Queen Silvia’s Children’s Hospital) at Östra Sjukhuset is just one proof of this…

– A Clown at the Children’s Hospital –

Laughter is the BEST medicine!!! 


10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s:

Some change in memory is normal as we grow older, but the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are more than simple lapses in memory. People with Alzheimer’s experience difficulties communicating, learning, thinking and reasoning — problems severe enough to have an impact on an individual’s work, social activities and family life.

1. Memory loss. Forgetting recently learned information is one of the most common early signs of dementia. A person begins to forget more often and is unable to recall the information later.
What’s normal? Forgetting names or appointments occasionally.

2. Difficulty performing familiar tasks. People with dementia often find it hard to plan or complete everyday tasks. Individuals may lose track of the steps involved in preparing a meal, placing a telephone call or playing a game.
What’s normal? Occasionally forgetting why you came into a room or what you planned to say.

3. Problems with language. People with Alzheimer’s disease often forget simple words or substitute unusual words, making their speech or writing hard to understand. They may be unable to find the toothbrush, for example, and instead ask for “that thing for my mouth.”
What’s normal? Sometimes having trouble finding the right word.

4. Disorientation to time and place. People with Alzheimer’s disease can become lost in their own neighborhood, forget where they are and how they got there, and not know how to get back home.
What’s normal? Forgetting the day of the week or where you were going.

5. Poor or decreased judgment. Those with Alzheimer’s may dress inappropriately, wearing several layers on a warm day or little clothing in the cold. They may show poor judgment, like giving away large sums of money to telemarketers.
What’s normal? Making a questionable or debatable decision from time to time.

6. Problems with abstract thinking. Someone with Alzheimer’s disease may have unusual difficulty performing complex mental tasks, like forgetting what numbers are for and how they should be used.
What’s normal? Finding it challenging to balance a checkbook.

7. Misplacing things. A person with Alzheimer’s disease may put things in unusual places: an iron in the freezer or a wristwatch in the sugar bowl.
What’s normal? Misplacing keys or a wallet temporarily.

8. Changes in mood or behavior. Someone with Alzheimer’s disease may show rapid mood swings – from calm to tears to anger – for no apparent reason.
What’s normal? Occasionally feeling sad or moody.

9. Changes in personality. The personalities of people with dementia can change dramatically. They may become extremely confused, suspicious, fearful or dependent on a family member.
What’s normal? People’s personalities do change somewhat with age.

10. Loss of initiative. A person with Alzheimer’s disease may become very passive, sitting in front of the TV for hours, sleeping more than usual or not wanting to do usual activities.
What’s normal?
Sometimes feeling weary of work or social obligations.


There’s no clear-cut line between normal changes and warning signs. It’s always a good idea to check with a doctor if a person’s level of function seems to be changing. The Alzheimer’s Association believes that it is critical for people diagnosed with dementia and their families to receive information, care and support as early as possible.

The difference between Alzheimer’s and normal age-related memory changes

Someone with Alzheimer’s disease symptoms

Someone with normal age-related memory changes

Forgets entire experiences Forgets part of an experience
Rarely remembers later Often remembers later
Is gradually unable to follow written/spoken directions Is usually able to follow written/spoken directions
Is gradually unable to use notes as reminders Is usually able to use notes as reminders
Is gradually unable to care for self Is usually able to care for self


Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s. But drug and non-drug treatments may help with both cognitive and behavioral symptoms.

Researchers are looking for new treatments to alter the course of the disease and improve the quality of life for people with dementia.

May 11 2007

Snus is still better than cigarettes

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The pros and cons of the Swedish snus (raw tobacco ground to a powder, rehydrated and “fermented” – very different rom chewing tobacco such as Skoal) has been debated over and over again. Today there is a total sales ban of snus in the rest of the EU countries, as well as in some countries outside the EU. A new study might shine some light on this whole issue. Swedish snus does not increase the risks of getting oral cavity cancer, nor lung cancer. It does however give a SLIGHTLY increased risk of getting pancreatic cancer, but the numbers are very low, so low that one wonders if it really is due to using snus – let’s say that 10 000 men have used snus for a period of ten years, then eight to nine of these 10 000 men will get pancreatic cancer. If you have a group of 10 000 men that neither used snus or cigarettes during that same period of time, then four to five of THOSE men will get pancreatic cancer.

Cigarettes are MUCH worse than snus, smokers are much worse off than snus users, but you don’t see any sales bans on cigarettes anywhere, do you?!? Still, there IS that smoking ban in public restaurants and so on… but SNUS doesn’t PRODUCE any smoke, so we can simply not understand why there is a sales ban on snus when you can buy cigarettes anywhere!

If smokers went over to using snus, sure, it’s still nicotine and it still isn’t absolutely healthy, but the smokers would live longer!

Apr 26 2007

Sweden: Elderly & Sick must pay for Flu Shots

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The Västra Götalands region refuses to give out free flu shots – despite th fact that the number of vaccinations have decreased and the risks for old and sick are greater now than before.

Swedish Healthcare

The region is one of three Swedish regions that still charges old people and people with certain illnesses or diseases, the high risk groups.

No FREE flu shots for more then 270,000 high risk people in the Gothenburg area

Approximately 270 000 people in the region are in the high risk group, and they still have to pay the 100 crowns in order to get their flu shots.

Every year 2000 elderly die from the flu, or side effects of the flu, such as pneumonia. Hospital care for people with severe flu costs a lot more for Sweden than the flu shots would.

Very few young people within the risks group get vaccinated, and that is also something that ought to change. Just because you are young doesn’t necessarily mean that you are strong enough to handle a flu.

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