Tuesday, April 30, 2013

More definitions to the Assault Weapons Ban Amendment

``(L) Any combination of parts from which a firearm described in subparagraphs (A) through (K) can be assembled.

This is a definition that does not need explanation by now. All the weapons described to this point have a clear understanding of what is manufactured and what is not, but, add-ons. Those add-ons can be from other guns. I think of it this way. If I have three guns that do not work, I simply dismantle them into pieces and reconstruct a working gun out of the parts. That is a method of manipulation that might be interesting in combat, but, in the reality of everyday life in the USA acts to create very dangerous weapons.

``(M) The frame or receiver of a rifle or shotgun described  in subparagraph (A), (B), (C), (F), (G), (H), (J), or (K).

I thought this would be an interesting resource for those that want to end the plague of these weapons on our streets. It is an e-page of The Department of Justice.

National Firearms Act (NFA) — Short Barreled Rifles and Shotguns (click here)

The receiver is the portion of the gun that contains the trigger and bolt. Gun owners sometimes call it 'the heart of the gun.'

One might ask, what the heck is this now?

By Kelsey D. AthertonPosted 02.28.2013 at 3:30 pm

Enthusiasts of gun-law loopholes, (click here) this might be your new favorite workaround. A project at the crowd-funding site Rockethub wants to create a 3-D printed gun part for just $50. The twist: the part is only 80 percent complete, so like an Ikea desk you'll have to finish the rest of it yourself.
Started by 2nd AM Arms, the project promises to make a lower receiver for an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle. The lower receiver is what holds all the working parts in a gun. The receiver is so important that under U.S. law, a receiver on its own is still treated as a firearm, and requires a serial number. The argument made by 2nd AM Arms, however, is that an 80-percent completed receiver is just part of a gun component, not a full-blown firearm, and as a such is not subject to the same degree of federal regulation.
That is the heart of a gun that can actually be assembled to create an AR-15. The way I read this bill, this 'heart of the gun' would be illegal to print on a printer to facilitate the building of an illegal gun. That is what this is.

This is a very important Amendment, is it not? It will make a child's printer an illegal instrument to produce a weapon. That is not important? Keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of young people is not important? 

``(37) The term `large capacity ammunition feeding device'-- (below - there are others that range from 10 rounds to a continuous feed.)

``(A) means a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device, including any such device joined or coupled with  another in any manner, that has an overall capacity of, or that can be readily restored, changed, or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition; and

A source of ammunition cannot be manipulated to create a feed of more than 10 rounds.

``(B) does not include an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.''.

Discussed rimfire before. It has a thinner casing than a regular form of ammunition. The thinner case is to facilitate ignition of the primer to the powder. But, rimfire is where the firing pin hits the edge of the ammunition rather than the center. 

(b) Related Definitions.--Section 921(a) of title 18, United States Code, (click here) as amended by this Act, is amended by adding at the end the following:

``(38) The term `barrel shroud'--(below - online description by owner (click here) "The SB-X shortens the overall barrel length, giving the shooter the advantage of an SBR without the paperwork. X-Ring SB-X barrels have a bore length of 12.25” but an overall length of 16.5” due to the permanently attached shroud to house your suppressor." It is manipulation to cheat the law.
I think the video from FOX is important. It isn't enough for a legislator to want to do the right thing for citizens, they have to be experts on the guns they sponsor legislation. Legislators aren't necessarily able to study their subject, but, seeks experts to work with Parliamentarian(s) that can construct the law. That is what happened here and FOX was out to make a fool of the legislator as if the need for the bill was not important and dangerous to the USA Constitution. I think most that read this know differently now. I don't really believe in ignorance if one is going to be a spokes person for a bill either. That is why I do this.

barrel shroud is a covering attached to the gun that partially or completely encircles the barrel to keep the gunman from hurting themselves while they kill others. Ouch, that barrel gets hot, huh? That hardly seems fair.

``(A) means a shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles, the barrel of a firearm so that the  shroud protects the user of the firearm from heat generated by the barrel; and

See that, the definition is right there in front of the FOX News interrogator. Why ask?

``(B) does not include--

``(i) a slide that partially or completely encloses the barrel; or (below - this illustrates where a 'slide' is found. It is the top portion that moves back and forth. It reloads the gun. It houses the firing pin and is considered 'the bolt' of the gun.)
``(ii) an extension of the stock along the bottom of the barrel which does not encircle or substantially encircle the barrel. (click here for the Brownells website that sells kits for AR15, etc.)

``(39) The term `detachable magazine' means an ammunition feeding device that can be removed from a firearm without disassembly of the firearm action. (below)

``(40) The term `fixed magazine' means an ammunition  feeding device that is permanently fixed to the firearm in  such a manner that it cannot be removed without disassembly of the firearm.(below)

More tomorrow. Thank you for your interest.
"Do you think that President Clinton should be condemned for the rest of his life based on the mistake he made in his life?"

For real?

When has the Right Wing ever stopped ridiculing him? 

Strange Paradigm of FOX regarding Boston

The entire mess the USA media is entertaining their viewership with regarding a very tragic event in Boston started after the living suspect was read his Miranda rights.

Published: April 29
...In May 2010, (click here) the Obama administration was under fire after delivering Miranda warnings to both the underwear bomber and the Times Square bomber. Initially, Holder defended the decision to Mirandize these suspects after 50 minutes and three hours respectively. But then, suddenly, the attorney general reversed course. In a series of coordinated Sunday show interviews, Holder announced a change in policy: The Obama administration would work with Congress to change the Miranda law to give interrogators greater flexibility in questioning suspected terrorists....

Is there anyone in the USA that sincerely cares about their rights and what could happen to their lives if those rights are denied to them? There is such a thing as "The Innocence Project (click here)." That project is not an imaginary line in the sand, it is real and people have died while innocent. We know that for a fact. Somehow that reality is removed when a political agenda tramples the very rights guaranteed to every American by the Fifth Amendment. Those executed without cause by their own government are simply swept away with time, forgotten and disregarded.

I hope the attorneys for Mr. Tsarnaev sues the federal government over his detention during the hours he was not Mirandized. 

Mr. Tsarnaev is an American citizen. End of discussion. The USA government has NO RIGHT to hack away at my rights as an American. And the USA media has even less right to impose their political agenda that will benefit them when sympathizers are elected to office. That is racketeering, but, somehow the First Amendment erases that. Why not pass laws that remove the First Amendment from all journalists and news media that abuse their power when found to be promoting a political agenda? It should be done.

Let's start there and we might even stop the culture of violence and death in the USA. Our problems might actually be solved if we pass laws criminalizing lies and deception by media services that removes their First Amendment Rights. Maybe detaining them until they learn their lesson is in order, too. After all we don't know who they are actually pledging allegiance to, now do we. Wall Street, maybe? All those multinational companies that remove jobs and economy from the USA? We might actually get something constructive done in the USA for the first time since the internet.

But, to return to the MISDIRECTION of the truth regarding the tragedy in Boston. It is not 911. The men committing the crime of murder were self-radicalized. There is no sovereign government to blame for the Boston attacks. Russia does not harbor terrorist networks. Russia has problems in some of their territories, but, that is because they oppose the Russian government. The spouse of the eldest brother did not commit the crimes of murder. She never was in the car that was driving to New York nor is she known to do anything except support her family the best way she knew how. 

The parents of the brothers aren't even Americans and their lives are tragically effected by their sons tragedy and actions. If the Russian government had reason to take action against the family within their borders, given the hostile dynamics they are chronically seeking to stop; I am sure Russia would have them incarcerated by now. ie: Pussy Riot. Russia doesn't worry about activists and how they effect the politics, they arrest them.

The agencies within the USA government, the State of Massachusetts and the City of Boston are being as thorough as they can be to remove any doubt there are further attacks waiting. I understand even New York is now looking into involvement by others that could hurt their citizens. What more do citizens want? Their government is sorry for the bombings, the injuries and the deaths. Their government value the lives of their citizens. This was a place in Boston where people were smiling, energetic and having fun. Their government was on their side the entire time. What more is there to want? 

The agencies have to disseminate information better to local authorities and cities need to legislate the methods they need to settle issues of danger to their citizens. Those laws will be challenged in courts of law and we will find out how well the local governments write their laws. Or the states for that matter.

But, this is not an issue of war or government negligence, it is about ridding our country of danger and what propagates it. I don't think the news agencies currently involved in deceptive practices that promote political agendas with lies and fear are ridding our country of danger and what propagates it. I don't think they are on the side of the citizen as much as the government is and has been.

She is trying to say Mark Sanford as the South Carolina Governor was unavailable.

She didn't criticize his personal choices, she pointed out his professional standards were lacking. I think she did it well. I don't understand the booing. She was pointing out the way South Carolinians, including her, were sacrificing and looking for measures to do more with less while he was nowhere to be found.

It is one thing to be elected and simply "Talk the Walk." It is quite something else to actually "Walk the Walk." Mark Sanford never walks the walk. He sets an standard for everyone else and does as he pleases without considering his actions as important to the outcome of any other person.

I don't know how all South Carolinians measure disappointment and maybe, just maybe; they are so used to it that it is like water off a ducks back. But, I find it very disappointing and disheartening when people elected to office become unempathetic figures that live a different standard than they ask of me.

Mark Sanford as a Governor became a pathetic figure. He was not a hero to anyone. Forget about his personal standards, but, he left his office and was not to be found for days. He was not accountable for hour after hours. What is he going to do when he gets to Washington, DC and doesn't have a big screen TV that fits his standards? Seriously. I don't trust him. His personal interests pervade his life. I don't want someone in Washington, DC that will seek to intervene by funding Argentina. I don't want it and he has demonstrated no restraint to separate his personal priorities with that of his elected office.

Instead of facing his character issues by admitting he is incapable of a moral standard deserving of South Carolina he pretends he is redeemed in some strange way while he continues to be consistently odd and removed from the moral standards of most people. That is not leadership, that is living on a different plain than the people electing him. Just because the electorate can't relate to him does mean they have to forgive him. He is not reliable. There isn't anything anywhere to prove he is. Why elect him when someone very capable is standing right there and ready to serve the people of the 1st District.

The people here haven't had enough trauma in their lives. Northridge alone is a reason to prohibit fracking.

September 22, 2012
By Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times
...Fracking has come under scrutiny, (click here) however, amid allegations that it increases seismic activity and that it contaminates water supplies.
Located two miles south of the 10 Freeway, the field is surrounded by a handful of communities, including Culver City, Baldwin Hills and Inglewood — making it the largest urban oil field in the country. Plains Exploration is hoping to tap into the oil reserves in the field's shale formations identified in 2003.
Residents say their properties have been damaged by mysterious land shifts, and that has increased their fears about the use of fracking. Some homeowners say they suspect the movements may be related to drilling operations. The cause is unclear, however, given that the area sits on top of the Newport-Inglewood fault.
Still, environmental and community groups like Food & Water Watch and Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community are trying to stop Plains Exploration from using the technique, and are calling on state lawmakers to ban the practice....

Two weekend earthquakes were related

By Karen Jordan
April 29, 2013
...Two, small earthquakes (click here)  that occurred near Marina del Rey and the Beach Cities over the weekend were related to each other, according to seismologists.
The first earthquake measured a magnitude-3.1 and occurred at 7:52 p.m. on Friday two miles south of Marina del Rey. The second occurred on Sunday night halfway between Marina del Rey and El Segundo and measured a magnitude-2.8. It was an aftershock, according to Anthony Guarino, a CalTech seismic analyst.
"It’s not uncommon to have aftershocks for any earthquake, but for such a small event, a magnitude 3.1 is fairly small to be having aftershocks," said Guarino. "It does happen, but it doesn’t happen that often.”
No injuries were reported during either quake.
Given the small size of the earthquakes, Guarino said it makes it difficult to determine on what fault they occurred.
"There are many faults in that area," Guarino said. "The most notorious is the Newport-Inglewood fault."

The very populous recreation of The Met ended it's season on Saturday. It was nothing but wonderful.

I wish there were more American performers. But, The Met has done an incredible job this season with their HD Series. 

April 25, 2013...Opera (click here) was barely out of its infancy, well, its early adolescent stage, when George Frideric Handel began its transformation into the popular entertainment it became. First performed in 1724, “Giulio Cesare” remains the most favored of the composer’s 42 operas. It bears the Handel trademarks: quite demanding vocal prowess, great emotion unique for its time, transparently clear and crisp orchestration. Handel was the consummate musician’s musician; Beethoven said of him that he was “the master of us all... the greatest composer that ever lived. I would uncover my head and kneel before his tomb. ...Go to him to learn how to achieve great effects, by such simple means.”...

One has to appreciate the sincere real history behind the operas to understand the sincere humor involved with these productions. It isn't as though they can't be appreciated anyway, but, the history of the time of Ceasar and Cleopatra and their soap opera love affair makes the performance all the more rich.

I am not crazy about Handel. There is far to much tenor and soprano in his compositions for what I like and a well balanced approach, but, they are incredible operas. No one can deny that. He set out to entertain the audiences of the upper class of his time, namely the royalty.

Handel may have had some limitations to the depth of his compositions because the performers were far younger than they are today. Caesar himself wasn't that old when he died, but was older than the average Roman citizen. Caesar was 54 years old when he died. I think that is based on current calender time.

Cleopatra was 39 when she died and gave birth to a son of Caesar. She outlived Julius Caesar by 14 years. So, she was with him in his final years when she gave him a son.

She went on to insure her place in Roman society by aligning with Mark Anthony against Octavianus. She gave Mark Anthony two children. See Romans were suppose to marry only Romans. It was a pure society genetically. Supposedly. But, the Roman heirs to the thrown had other passions. Cleo was one of them.

The Met has done an incredible job using modern day media to bring these magnificent performances to the public anywhere they can find a theater seat. I thoroughly enjoyed their performances. They are not only well done with all the talent at every turn The Met offers, but, it has refreshed an understanding of culture both today and 'the time of the opera' for me. I thank them and encourage everyone who can to attend these performances and to become a member of The Met.

Guild Membership - $75.00 (click here)

It is not inexpensive, but, it is the best investment anyone can make and they offer discounts with the membership.

I am looking forward to next season. It renews and enriches my life.

The bird can't speak for itself.

Protect Turtle Doves from Extinction (click here)

By Andrew Helton

...The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, a charity devoted to protecting bird habitats and populations, recently launched Operation Turtle Dove, which encourages farmers to protect nesting areas and plant flowers that produce the seeds they feed on....

This is no joke, this bird is facing extinction. Cameron needs to do something and act to protect the habitat. He needs to call the conservationists into his office and set up protections that will work.

Water and air quality as well as dedicated land for the proper nutrition of this species will serve a good outcome.

...Turtle doves (click here) are one of the most endangered birds in the UK, but the population here has been given a boost by the creativity of a 6-year-old girl from Sheffield.
Operation Turtle Dove, a partnership project to save this bird on the brink of extinction, launched the competition to find names for their two logo birds. And thanks to Alice Stavert-Dobson, they are now christened as Heart and Hope.
Alice (pictured below with her sister) said: “I chose ‘Heart’ to represent love and ‘Hope’ because I hope turtle doves will still be here in the future. I was really pleased to win the competition and I can’t wait to go and see the turtle doves this summer in Pensthorpe Nature Reserve.”...

1 Red-necked phalarope
2 Black-tailed godwit
3 Scottish wildcat
4 Capercaillie
5 Cuckoo
6 Red squirrel
7 Turtle dove
8 Natterjack toad
9 Brown hare
10 Hedgehog

The Former Justice regrets leaving the Supreme Court.

Could you imagine the Court with four women justices. I mean awesome. She was a loss to the USA when her husband became very ill.

Retired United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor addresses a joint session of the Florida legislature concerning civics education on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

..."It took the case (click here) and decided it at a time when it was still a big election issue," the 83-year-old told the Chicago Tribune editorial board last Friday. "Maybe the court should have said, 'We're not going to take it, goodbye."...

The Supreme Court was "W"rong. They interrupted the very basis of our democracy, THE VOTER. How can the USA claim they have a representative democracy if the elected officials are not in office due to the individual vote. She is correct to regret it.

There should be a lawsuit filed to bring about renew of the Bush v. Gore case. It should never have been precedent. The actions by the court was that of mitigation and not constitutional content.

The case continues to be quoted in litigation in the country. The decision stated it was a one time decision and wasn't to implicate any other law in the USA, but, that is not what is occurring. There needs to be a case that will force a reconsideration of that Supreme Court ruling.

The Bush v. Gore case leverages power against the voter, it doesn't enhance it.

This is what happens when powerful people given live time jobs step outside their constitutional authority 'for the good of the nation.' It gives permission for the Justice System, including lawyers, the right to do the same thing whether it is good for the country or not. I would think using Bush v. Gore in other litigation would be an ethical violation within the profession.

Not more than 85% of member costs.

If these numbers are based on 15%, then it is understandable why there is no Public Option. Fifteen percent of a whole lot of members is a lot of money.

The foundation of growth based in population: "If I had a penny for every birth in the USA over my lifetime, I would never have a financial problem in the world."

Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:32am EDT
(Reuters) - Aetna Inc. (click here) forecast increases in medical customers and profit for 2013 and reported a 7 percent rise in first-quarter revenue due to higher premiums in the health insurer's Medicare and Medicaid businesses.

But the company said net income had fallen 4 percent to $490.1 million from a year earlier due to costs from its pending purchase of Medicare specialist Coventry Health Care Inc .

Excluding those costs and capital gains, earnings rose to $1.50 per share from $1.34. On that basis, analysts were expecting $1.39 per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Aetna said revenue increased to $9.54 billion and that operating expenses had fallen during the first quarter because of cost-cutting....

Why aren't Chinese hackers handling this mess?

Where is Anonymous when we really need them?

Tumbler is running amok with hero worship of violence. It is time for Anonymous to perform Public Service.

At the very least this man is going to be in prison for the rest of his life. Is someone making money off this culture? That might be it. Fund raising to free him. There is money somewhere here.

April 30, 2013 - 2:50PM

Hanna Rosin

...[Dzhokhar] (click here) sounded much more terrified than you could have possibly been. "Are you okay?" You begged him to tell you he was fine, nobody really knew. "I'm hit, in the leg, but I- wait what? You're asking if I'm okay?" He was surprised, but calmer now. "I know you didn't do it, and even if you did, I know you aren't harmful." He sighed with your words, he felt safe for the first time since he saw his face on the television.

But what stands out in the ardour for Dzhokhar is a deep maternal strain. Given what the man is accused of doing - killing an eight-year-old, among others, and helping to set off bombs that were loaded to maim - how do you explain that? In the past week and a half I have not been to a school pickup, birthday, book party, or dinner where one of my friends has not said some version of "I feel sorry for that poor kid". This group includes mothers of infants and grandmothers and generally pretty reasonable intelligent types, including one who is an expert on Middle Eastern extremist groups....

Assad is giving Russia a reason to act against his government.

Assad has lost control of his country's assets. This is a huge problem that should not be minimized. Russia needs to provide a way for Assad to step down while securing the military assets of the country. It is a near impossible task at this point, but, Russia needs to work with other nations in the area, including NATO, to bring about the end of this continuing disaster.

A passenger jet with 200 people on board is forced to take evasive action as it is targeted by two missiles, says Russian media.

8:51pm UK, Monday 29 April 2013
About 160 people (click here) were on board the charter aircraft at the time of the attack, the origin of which remains unknown, a source told the Interfax news agency.
An unnamed source is understood to have said: "Syrian (officials) informed us that on Monday morning, unidentified forces launched two ground-to-air missiles which exploded in the air very close to a civilian aircraft belonging to a Russian airline."
The source said the pilots managed to manoeuvre but it was only because they did so that lives were saved.
The source added: "It remains unclear whether the attackers knew whether it was Russian or not."
Russia is an ally of the embattled regime of President Bashar al Assad, who is struggling to hold on to Syria amid a civil war that he seen 70,000 killed....
Ayman al-Sayed, 19, right, (click here) with his hair cut, and his friend Mohammed Hanouna, 18, left, pose for photo during an interview in Gaza City, Sunday, April 7, 2013. Al-Sayed used to have shoulder-length hair but says he was grabbed by Hamas police in a sweep along with other young men with long or gel-styled spiky hair, and that police shaved everyone's head.

The haircut could have been in reaction to the extremists sending rockets into Israel. Perhaps, the Gaza authorities are seeking to make an impression on their young men without really telling them they can't cause other's deaths. Pure speculation. About the haircuts, not the rockets.

30 April 2013 Last updated at 06:28 ET
Haytham al-Mishal, 29, was hit while riding a motorcycle. (click here) At least one other person was reportedly also injured.
A militant group which fired rockets at the southern Israeli city of Eilat two weeks ago said Mishal had been one of its members.
It is the first deadly air strike in Gaza since a ceasefire ended eight days of fighting between Israel and militants there in November....

The Israelis are incredibly accurate at 'micro warfare.' That is not new. They have been hitting targets like this for a long time. At least a decade.

When a jet aircraft has to operate within an eight miles sovereign airspace, Israel makes sure it counts. What does anyone expect from Israel a white flag?

This would not happen if the real stuff was legal.

From the New Zealand Herald:

6:12 PM Tuesday Apr 30, 2013

The Government (click here) has moved to ban two more substances found in samples of K2 synthetic cannabis, which has been linked to serious medical conditions including psychotic episodes.
Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne today said a Temporary Class Drug Notice banning two new substances would come into effect on May 9.
It brings the number of substances banned under temporary notices to 35, which has resulted in more than 50 products being taken off the market.
Mr Dunne conceded the Government still had more to do to properly address the sale of synthetic cannabis.
"This is another blow to the industry and one of many we have delivered - but I fully acknowledge it is more of the cat-and-mouse game until we can deliver the killer punch in August when the Psychoactive Substances Bill will become law,'' Mr Dunne said....

From USA Today:

Donna Leinwand Leger, USA TODAY
6:45 a.m. EST December 4, 2012

K2, Spice and other synthetic drugs (click here) that mimic a marijuana high sent 11,406 people — mostly teenagers and young adults — to the emergency room in 2010, according to the first report on the substances from the federal government's Drug Abuse Warning Network.

The report, the first to analyze the impact of the popular herbal incense, found that children ages 12 to 17 accounted for one-third of the emergency room visits. Young adults ages 18 to 24 accounted for another 35%.

In 59% of the cases involving patients ages 12 to 29, doctors found no other substance, differing from most emergency department visits involving illicit drugs and painkiller abuse.

Marijuana, the most popular illicit drug with 18 million regular users, sent 461,028 people to the emergency room in 2010....

...Police in Nebraska in 2010 arrested a teenage boy who had smoked Wicked X, herbal incense coated with synthetic cannabinoids. The teen careened his truck into the side of a house and then continued driving.

At least 18 states outlawed the substances and the Drug Enforcement Administration instituted an emergency ban. In July, Congress banned sales of K2, Spice and other synthetic drugs under the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act.

The lousy stuff causes acute kidney failure. The real stuff doesn't do that and any inebriation or intoxication can be held to the same standards of alcohol. It is getting increasingly clear there needs to be something done about legalization of marijuana.

...Last year, (click here) 16 people in six states suffered serious kidney damage, requiring a visit to hospital emergency departments after smoking synthetic marijuana, the report said. Nearly all individuals affected were young males (ages 15 to 33), and most experienced nausea, vomiting and abdominal or back pain, which are symptoms of kidney damage. None of those sickened  had a history of kidney disease. All the patients had high blood levels of creatinine, a breakdown product that is removed from the body by the kidneys....
This is Einstein, the smallest horse in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Below to the right is Einstein and friend. In the You Tube video it should be realized Einstein has grown a little since then.

The Netherlands has a new King.

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has handed the throne to her son Prince Willem-Alexander. (click here)
Queen Beatrix, 75, signed the instrument of abdication in Amsterdam after 33 years on the throne.
Willem-Alexander has now become the country's first king since 1890.
Huge crowds of orange-clad partygoers are in Amsterdam to pay tribute to the popular queen, who maintained a recent Dutch tradition to hand over to a new generation...
The wife of the Netherlands' new king is a former investment banker.

The imprisoned nephew (click here) of blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is suffering from appendicitis and has been denied medical parole, his father says....

He isn't exactly without treatment, it is that the treatment he is receiving is causing another problem.

The International Red Cross probably need to offer to help.

...Chen Guangfu said Tuesday (click here) that he tried to see his son again on Monday at Linyi prison but was rebuffed and told Kegui’s application for medical parole was denied. Instead, Chen said, a prison medic told him that the appendicitis was being treated with antibiotics and that an infection had caused a cyst....