It is a man's world. It is. Professor Ian Frazer and his associates developed a vaccine for cervical cancer. It is a world first. It will save 240 lives a year here in Australia, and just today, 40 women are being operated on because of the cancer. Will it be a free vaccine for women? Yesterday morning the answer was 'No' from the PM, but by lunch time it had become a 'Yes' because of public outcry. Nevertheless, the PM and his obsequious Health Minister have decreed that there is no way it can be available till 2008. Let's see now, over 240 women dead, 40 a day undergoing surgery- and V*agra is available to men free of charge on the PBS, because it is, of course, a life saving drug. The Howard Government has spent $1.27 billion on advertising their own policies since they came to power. Apparently women don't count. Just 1% of that money would do the job.
I have knitted one of MrsDrWho's birthday socks!! It is complete with a Blake's 7 logo and everything!!! These socks don't have a name yet: The Servalan Socks?? Avon a Good Time Socks?? Liberator: Socks to Set You Free?? What do you think MrsDrWho?? The wool is from The Knittery and I made the pattern grid myself here.
Yesterday was meant to be a walking day but I am still recovering from the excursion to the Fair. We went today, amidst great excitement, and watery dam wetness. Harki and Peri are going beserkersbonkers because they want their breakfast. They keep bopping me on the typing arm with their heads and dribbling in anticipation!! Harki has learned that when the microwave goes 'Bing' the vegetables are cooked. The fact that they are burning hot means nothing to her!!! Peri is a follower and she just likes to emulate her big sister.