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Sometimes, you just gotta laugh.

"A couple of months before Elaine died from peritoneal cancer, ... Anila saw that Elaine was bedridden. “Kerosene can save her,” she said. “There is science. Look it up on the Internet.”"

The Gold Standard for Current Cancer Treatment.
Klepper B.
JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Aug 1;176(8):1060-1. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2932. No abstract available.
PMID: 27368075

And down the road from where Dean lives:

"On the outskirts of a town called Intercourse, Pa., an entire community of people has survived this election season with the chastity of its eardrums never once penetrated by the sound of Donald Trump's voice."


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Wait: I didn't laugh. Should I try harder to laugh, would that help?


"...Maybe that’s all they have available in Albania.” But in retrospect I’ve thought, “Could it be any worse than the treatment she got here?”

Elaine was a bright light to those who knew her, one of those rare people whose inherent grace put others at ease and made them feel special. A trained pianist, she was also a gifted and productive artist who in her last year painted and gave away more than a dozen original pieces to friends and family (Figure).


"When she drew the cancer card, Elaine began study- ing everything she could about her illness and the agents that were being deployed against it."


Despite billions spent on cancer, this.

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