26 Jun 2005 DV   » (Master)

Democracy and Iran

Thanks roozbeh, I doubt french will be able to do anything about how the US politicians perceive the situation there. W.r.t. the controversy about atomic weapons, well it's clear based on the last 30 years of US "interventionism" a country had better get the bomb or be ready to get run over based on politician and monetary interest from our US friends (the list starts with Vitenam and ends up with Iraq, I would rather not see it growing even if it means "small" nuclear power proliferation). It's obviously better to be in the position of Pakistan than Afghanistan to negociate ... Yes, this is sad.

If even Tehran voted Ahmadinejad then this is really a society problem I guess, or people could not stand Rafsanjani anymore, impressive and scary.

Knee troubles

Since John started talking about his here is for the people with interest in the field:
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<img src="http://veillard.com/photos/2005/Jun/26Sun:19:01/.thumbnails/IMG_2208.JPGP" alt="" />

Just before going in vacations in April I heard 2 small crackling in my left knee while playing badminton. I was afraid that some of the troubles I had in the past resurfaced. To be sure I had a Nuclear magnetic resonance scan (Philips IRM scan, 2Tesla) of my knee and this is 2 shots of the scans. If you look a bit closely at the big picture you will see some big white spot in the middle, they are the artefact generated by the metalic screws I still have in there remaining from the replacement of my cross ligament 10+ years ago. The result twas actually positive I had no observable new degradation, and actually had more of the meniscus left than what I expected !
For further informations on reading my scan I suggest people read the Wikipedia Knee page

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