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Archive for October 14th, 2008

6th Radiation Treatment of 20
Radiation Dose Received to Date: 9.0Gy
Total Dose Prescribed: 30Gy

Cass and I wake up, go for coffee and then get me radiated. There’s a student technician working along with our regulars but things work routinely. I didn’t feel my bones vibrate and my flesh didn’t fry. That’s a good thing.

We then go and vote and then it’s off to work.

We’re now watching the election results on TV. Basically, we’ve spent 300 million dollars on an election for the same result as we had before the election was called. Canada is sending a minority government to face the most dire global economic crisis of my generation. May dog have mercy on our souls.

“It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours.” Harry S. Truman

“Economic depression can not be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement.” Herbert Hoover

“The chief lesson of the Depression should never be forgotten. Even our liberty-loving American people will sacrifice their freedom and their democratic principles if their security and their very lives are threatened by another breakdown of our free enterprise system. We can no more afford another general depression than we can afford another total war, if democracy is to survive.” Agnes E. Meyer

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