Breaking: David Cassidy Dead at 67

Millions of elderly and near-elderly white women will be crying tonight.

Go ahead. There’s nothing wrong with fondly remembering the boy you had a crush on 40 some odd years ago.

TMZ

David Cassidy, the ‘Partridge Family’ heartthrob who sold millions of records and became the fantasy of millions of girls, is dead.

Cassidy died in a Florida hospital after his organs failed.
TMZ broke the story, David was in need of a kidney transplant but ultimately doctors said it was futile. His liver and other organs shut down and early Sunday his son and ex-wife were summoned to the hospital to say goodbye.

Cassidy was a multi-faceted entertainer … from singing, to acting to Broadway to Vegas. “The Partridge Family” hit like an earthquake and catapulted him to stardom. The show ran from 1970 – 1974 and produced hits like “I Think I Love You,” “Come On Get Happy,” and “Doesn’t Somebody Want to Be Wanted.”

David reluctantly auditioned for the role of the guitar-playing Keith Partridge and producers cast him not even knowing if he could carry a tune.

After “The Partridge Family” ran its course, David recorded a number of solo hits, including the remakes of “Cherish,” “How Can I Be Sure” and “Rock Me Baby.”

He took the starring role on Broadway in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” from 1983 to 1984.

David was the son of actor Jack Cassidy and Broadway performer Evelyn Ward.

David guest starred in a number of TV series, including “The F.B.I.” “Marcus Welby, M.D.,” “Ironside,” “Bonanza” and “Medical Center.”
Cassidy battled alcoholism for most of his adult life.

He’s survived by son Beau, daughter Katie — who stars in “Arrow” — half-brothers Shaun, Patrick and Ryan, step-mother and co-star Shirley Jones and ex-wife Sue Shifrin-Cassidy.

RIP

Former Teen Idol David Cassidy Near Death

The key word in the life of David Cassidy has been the word “family,” as in The Partridge Family TV show.

Are there even family shows on TV today that aren’t filled with sarcasm and insults to produce laughs.

The message that “Keith Partridge” brought into American homes every week was that a big brother should help hold a family together.

If in real life he fell short of living up to his TV image, perhaps that image wasn’t realistic even in the 70s. It was still nice though.

Daily Mail

David Cassidy is in a coma and is suffering from multiple organ failure, according to reports.

The 67-year-old Partridge Family star and singer was rushed to hospital in Florida three days ago.

A source told TMZ that his condition was ‘grim’. He is believed to have been in failing health for the last two months.

Doctors believe he could die if he doesn’t get an urgent kidney or liver transplant.

His family have been told to prepare for the worst. The gossip site says they have gathered at his bedside.

A source told The Blast he is ‘in and out of consciousness’ and his condition is being monitored very closely.

Cassidy is widely known for his starring role as Keith Partridge on the 1970s series The Partridge Family.

In February, the star revealed he was battling dementia after he fell on stage during a concert in Los Angeles. His mother, actress Evelyn Ward, and his grandfather also had the condition.

Fans were concerned for his well-being when he struggled through the gig in February.

He stumbled on stage and forgot some of his words, prompting fears he had started drinking again.

He told People magazine after the gig: ‘I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming.’

His mother the actress Evelyn Ward struggled with dementia until her death at 89 in 2012.

‘In the end, the only way I knew she recognized me is with one single tear that would drop from her eye every time I walked into the room. … I feared I would end up that way,’ Cassidy said.

Boy Battling Cancer Fulfills Wish to Meet a Sloth

I’d like to meet a cute little sloth, but their toe nails are a bit intimidating. See photo below.

WHAS11

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – An Indiana boy battling cancer finally got to turn his wish into reality with the help of an animal sanctuary in Charlestown.

Wildlife in Need, an animal sanctuary in Charlestown, sent WHAS11 News pictures of Jasper.

The organization says they received a message from a teacher in Indianapolis trying to make a difference for one of her students.

Jasper’s teacher said sloths are his favorite things in the world, so Wildlife in Need invited Jasper to visit the animals this past Friday.

Jasper has had high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia and will be on chemotherapy until 2019.

This story describes how you can have a sleepover with a sloth yourself. Warning: It’s expensive.

Rat Infestation Plagues America’s Cities

Enjoy the famous “Pizza Rat” video embedded above.

The Black Plague referred to in this story has nothing to do with the Negroid race. They are a different form of black plague.

Fox News

Many of our country’s major cities have severe infrastructure and housing challenges. This has led not only to poor living conditions but also places individuals’ health in grave danger. In New York City, among our many housing woes, we have a rat infestation epidemic. Rats have become so common to our residents that the media celebrated a rat carrying a pizza from the subway, and even gave it a name. An important message gets lost in the hoopla over something like “Pizza Rat,” and it’s about the danger that rodents pose to humans and our health.

Remember the Black Death? It was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history that swept through Europe in the 1300s claiming upwards of 100 million lives. The cause was the bubonic plague, which is an infectious disease caused by the Yersinia pestis bacteria that humans can get through either infected flea bites or direct contact with an infected animal. Human-to-human transmission is rare, but an infected person can transmit plague pneumonia to another through cough droplets in the air.

Plague can be successfully treated with antibiotics, but a suspected case requires immediate medical attention. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), patients must be given antibiotics as soon as possible to avoid death. The most common vector of the disease during Black Death was rats.

And here we are, in 2017, in danger of another bacterial disease linked to rats called leptospirosis. Already in New York’s Bronx borough, the disease has killed one person and left two others clinging to life. Sure, the city’s deputy commissioner of the Health Department wants you to be encouraged by the two patients’ recovery, but what you should be is concerned that these three people were infected because of where they live. All three cases came from a one-block radius over the past two months.

Leptospira bacteria thrive in warm, moist environments, and most human cases are associated with exposure to rats or rodent-infested environments. Disturbingly, humans can become infected through contact with rat urine or water, soil or food that has been contaminated by the urine.

Doctors want anyone with suspected symptoms to report them to the health department and seek immediate medical attention. You could experience a wide range of symptoms, like fever, headaches, nausea, vomiting, muscle pain and other awful ailments, or you may experience nothing at all. If you’re in the latter category, how would you know to seek treatment? Without treatment you could suffer kidney damage, meningitis, liver failure, respiratory distress or even death. Infection during pregnancy may result in severe fetal and maternal morbidity or mortality.

I know I talk a lot about the importance of disease prevention like getting vaccines and keeping up with routine care, but this time, we can only blame city officials.

How did they let the rat infestation get this out of control? How could they not have known during routine health inspections that rat infestations could lead to death? I’m well aware that in a budget crunch, things like pest control are the first to be cut, but we are talking about the hygiene of our city.

There’s no money for rat control when you have blacks running America’s cities, looting the treasury to pay for welfare and such.

Sex Differences are Real and They Matter: Viruses Affect Men and Women Differently

Men and women evolved differently. You already knew that.

But here we have a surprise explanation for why women sometimes seem to weather illnesses better than men.

Excerpt from New Scientist

Is man-flu a quirk of viral evolution? Some viruses might cause weaker symptoms in women than in men because it makes them more likely to spread.

Many infections cause more severe illness in men than women. Men infected with tuberculosis are 1.5 times more likely to die than women; men infected with human papillomavirus are five times more likely to develop cancer than women; and men infected with Epstein-Barr virus are at least twice as likely to develop Hodgkin’s lymphoma as women.

Many think this pattern is because of differences between the sexes’ immune systems. But another explanation is that women are more valuable hosts. Women can pass infections to their children during pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding, so there’s an evolutionary pressure on viruses to be less harmful to them, say Francisco Úbeda and Vincent Jansen at Royal Holloway University of London.

Mother to child
In order for a virus to infect others, it needs to produce more copies of itself in the body. Making their host ill is an unavoidable consequence of this. “That’s not something a pathogen particularly sets out to do because it’s shooting itself in the foot, should it have one,” says Jansen.

The researchers used mathematical modelling to show that, for pathogens that affect both sexes, natural selection in theory should favour those that cause less illness in women – as long as they can be transmitted from mother to child.

This evolutionary pressure, they argue, could explain a longstanding puzzle: why human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) progresses to leukaemia much more commonly in Japanese men than Japanese women, but affects both sexes equally in the Caribbean. They argue that this discrepancy is because women breastfeed their babies more commonly and for longer in Japan – giving the virus more opportunity to enter another host.

For this to be the case, though, the virus would have to be able to detect whether it’s inside a man or a woman. We don’t yet know how it would do this, but it’s not impossible, says Jansen. “There are all sorts of hormonal and other pathways that are slightly different between men and women,” he says.

If we were to identify a mechanism, that would open the possibility of manipulating it. “We could try to make the virus think it’s in a female body rather than a male body and therefore take a different course of action,” says Jansen.

Sex differences
The study emphasises the need to conduct clinical trials in both sexes, rather than predominantly in men as is often the case, says David Duneau, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Toulouse, France. “The parasites themselves are behaving differently in males and females, so we need to know what they do in both sexes,” he says.

Texas Hospital Set to Pull the Plug on Patient Who Wants to Live

CHRIS DUNN BEFORE HIS ILLNESS STRUCK.
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CHRIS DUNN TODAY. HE WANTS TO LIVE.
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Babies in the womb were the first to be targeted for death. Now, the seriously ill are in the sights of the murderers who rule us. Soon, it will be the rest of us, starting with the elderly.

What is happening to America? An alien Marxist philsophy has been preached in our schools and even many of our churches for decades. Now the vultures have come to feast upon our remains. White extermination. It’s real.

World Net Daily

A Texas mother and pro-life activists are fighting a Houston hospital in court after the facility cited a state law in its decision to refuse treatment for a 46-year-old man, despite the patient’s wishes and those of his family.

Houston Methodist Hospital is standing behind the decision of an administrative panel that ruled it was best to remove life-sustaining care for Chris Dunn, a former sheriff’s deputy who also worked for the Department of Homeland Security. He did not have insurance at the time of his health crisis. The hospital’s decision is final, according to the Texas Advanced Directive Act, which has been on the books since 1999.

The decision by Houston Methodist triggered a 10-day notice before life-sustaining care was to be removed. The removal has been delayed twice by the courts while the constitutionality of the Texas Advanced Directive Act is challenged.

Jesus healed the sick without charging them. I thought Methodists were the servants of Christ. I guess I was wrong.

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New Zealand’s Steroid Freak Bodybuilder Justin Rys Dies at Age 38

JUSTIN RYS IN HIS STEROID ENHANCED PRIME. DEAD AT AGE 38.
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Steroids–another pretty lie exposed as a lie by Justin Rys. RIP.

stuff.co.nz

A former New Zealand champion body builder and one-time drug kingpin turned anti-steroid campaigner has died.

Justin Rys, 38, of Waikanae died on Thursday afternoon.

He was known as Wellington’s one-time “Mr Big” of the bodybuilding scene and was a self-proclaimed “bigorexic.” The former Mr Oceania and Mr New Zealand was jailed for importing fantasy with a street value of $2.1 million but turned his life around after leaving prison.

Rys became an unlikely poster-boy in the movement against use of performance-enhancing drugs.

But his health continued to falter and he spoke out about fighting the effects of his substance abuse to dissuade others from following in his footsteps. After years of pushing his body to its limit, Rys went into palliative care in recent weeks.

He leaves behind his family and fiancee. He and his partner got engaged this April.

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Steroid-Side-Effect.