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Dammit I’ve been saying this for years.

It should be obvious to even the most causual of observers and Globular Worming will cause more kidney stones.  I have now been vindicated by the University of Texas.

I mean, they’ve written a paper on it and everything so it must be true right?  In fact, they rarely put their stuff up for critical review before releasing it to the news media because the odds of getting anything wrong (including the basic premises) is so infinitesimally small that it is smaller than Britney’s common sense.

Global warming may increase kidney stones: researchers
Jul 14 05:08 PM US/Eastern

More Americans are likely to suffer from kidney stones in the coming years as a result of global warming, according to researchers at the University of Texas.

Kidney stones, which are formed from dissolved minerals in the urine and can be extremely painful, are often caused by caused by dehydration, either by not drinking enough liquid or losing too much due to high heat conditions.

If global warming trends continue as projected by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2007, the United States can expect as much as a 30 percent growth in kidney stone disease in some of its driest areas, said the findings published in Monday’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The increased incidence of disease would represent between 1.6 million and 2.2 million cases by 2050, costing the US economy as much as one billion dollars in treatment costs.

“This study is one of the first examples of global warming causing a direct medical consequence for humans,” said Margaret Pearle, professor of urology at University of Texas Southwestern and senior author of the paper.

God, I hope you noticed that my words were dripping with enough sarcasm to drown a Missouri mule.

I suppose it’s too much for someone to actually look at the hypothetical good things that could come out of a hypothetical Globular Worming?

But no, we have to scream to the rooftops all of the bad things – trenchfoot, suppurating brain lesions, necrotic eardrums, spontaneous tongue bifurcations, nasal polyps, rectal itching, bloodshot eyes, unibrows, arthritis of the sternum, giant sucking head wounds, narcolepsy, double-jointedness, mismatched earlobes, earwax deficits, alimentary canal reversals (liberals only), and chapped eyelids.

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More in the morning… I’m done working for the evening –

it’s 1:30AM – do you know where your cat is?

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