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Boycotted by Cafe Crema?

with 3 comments

Over at Bob’s there is a discussion of Cafe Crema’s decision to play at gesture politics and boycott Israeli products.


Update:

A longer discussion is taking place at Engage.

Update 2:

This contribution made me laugh:

” Jonathan Hoffman Says:
March 19, 2009 at 3:01 pm

Chris

You need to be consistent about boycotting Israel products. I’d like to make it easy for you. Please sign this form, print it off and give a copy to your physician. You should also provide one to your next of kin and keep one about your person, in case of a medical emergency. Where about your person you might wish to secrete it is up to you, but suggestions can be provided.

PS this is a free service so send it to your friends who feel the same way about Israel.

*****************

“I, Chris, declare that if admitted to hospital I do not want to receive any Zionist medical treatment developed in Israel or by Israelis, wherever in the world they may reside. This includes in particular the miniaturised, self-propelling, self-navigating and disposable colonoscopic camera called the Aer-O-Scope. This Zionist technology was developed by Ben Goldwasser who founded the Israeli startup company GI-View in 2003. The Aer-O-Scope uses a balloon and air pressure to carry a miniature camera though the bowel. The camera boasts a feature called Omnivision – which enables 360 degree viewing of the colon, including inside hard-to-see folds where polyps tend to grow. A study, published as the cover story in the March 2006 issue of the medical journal Gastroentology, reported that in trials conducted in Croatia, the device made it through the entire length of the colon in 10 of 12 people. According to Professor Nadir Arber, head of the Department for Cancer Prevention at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, and president of GI View’s scientific advisory board, the Aer-O-Scope provides images comparable with those of a standard colonoscopy, but with virtually none of the discomfort. The idea of using a camera in a device that moves through the colon is not new, according to Goldwasser, who trained at Duke and the Mayo Clinic before becoming professor and chairman of the department of urology at Tel Hashomer Medical Center in the 1980s. “The reason others failed is because they tried to think of motion in a classical sense – as motion created by traction – whether it’s traction on the ground when you’re walking or traction on the road,” he explained. “The colon is covered with mucous – which makes it slippery, much like ice. And like walking on ice, you have to glide. So the idea of the motion balloon came to us. If you have a balloon that can change its shape and diameter according to the changing shape of a colon, it could work like a piston inside an engine’s cylinder. Just like a cylinder is driven by the air pressure, if you take a balloon that accommodates to the size and shape of the area it’s in, it can be driven forward.” The device consists of a disposal unit with a rectal introducer, supply cable and scope contained within a scanning balloon, plus an automated console that directs the action under the guidance of a technician. The operator introduces the device into the rectum, and presses the forward button on the control panel. First the rectal balloon is inflated and then the scanner balloon with the embedded electro optical capsule is inflated. Pressure sensors within the workstation continuously measure the pressure inside, in front of and behind the scanner balloon. The console computer automatically controls the pressure in all three compartments and ensures that the balloon moves forward at the lowest possible pressure. At any time during the forward or reverse motion of the scanner balloon, the operator may press the pause or stop buttons. Pause can be used to gain a better look with the camera or to change the direction of balloon motion. Stop can be used to instantly deflate all compartments, for instance if the patient requests a rest.

Should I need a colonoscopy, I wish it to be known that on no account should this Zionist procedure be used for me, painless though it is. I would like instead to have the former procedure used on me, namely a cold, large (2 feet long) and painful (made of steel) anal probe shoved up my rectum. If the pain gets too much, just give me some painkillers – provided they were not made or developed by Zionists

Yours sincerely
Chris”

(signature + date)

I hope other anti-Israeli boycotters fill in that form, just in case.

Written by modernityblog

19/03/2009 at 16:06

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. excellent comment- this bit however..
    “The camera boasts a feature called Omnivision – which enables 360 degree viewing of the colon, including inside hard-to-see folds where polyps tend to grow. A study, published as the cover story in the March 2006 issue of the medical journal Gastroentology, reported that in trials conducted in Croatia, the device made it through the entire length of the colon in 10 of 12 people.”
    what happened to the other two?

    darren redstar

    20/03/2009 at 08:55

  2. There’s a thought Darren. I’m sure there’s a connection between a healthy colon and eating the sort of wholesome, dull, brown vegan food they sell at Cafe Crema!

    Bob

    20/03/2009 at 10:55

  3. well spotted 🙂

    modernityblog

    20/03/2009 at 12:25


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