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(Washington Post)   Doctors in Syrian refugee camps need a lot more Vaseline   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 36
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2014-06-23 05:49:40 PM  
Big or small,
Thick or thin,
Vaseline will get it in.

(Or at least that's what your mom claims)
 
2014-06-23 06:28:02 PM  
This seems to be an appropriate thread to post a link to Eddie Mair's interview with Dr. David Nott, a British doctor who takes unpaid leave every year to work in war zones.

It's three weeks since Nott returned from Syria, where he was training doctors in Aleppo, one of the war-torn country's largest cities, in how to save the lives of those wounded in the conflict. In a city of two million people, just 36 doctors remain. "Every day, 12 to 14 people were coming in wounded. Children, women, normal people - all with gunshot wounds," he explains. Last month an X-ray image Nott took while he was there became front-page news. It showed an unborn baby with a bullet lodged in its skull - the result of pregnant women being targeted by snipers.

I'm watching a short film clip in which Nott leads the doctors operating on one such woman. They are performing a Caesarean section, except in this case the woman's uterus is damaged by the entry and messy exit wounds of a bullet. When they lift out the nearly full-term infant, it is dead. "I will use this for teaching purposes... It's very unusual to have to do this sort of operation but it was important to film it because other people will have to deal with it."
 
2014-06-23 08:17:44 PM  
Still don't care about Syria or Iraq or any other Middle East dump.

Next.
 
2014-06-23 08:20:25 PM  

They don't use butter,
And they don't use cheese,
They don't use jelly,
Or any of these

They use vaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaseline!

/Vaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaseline.

 
2014-06-23 08:23:24 PM  
if i were in syria, I would want a lot more ammunition

I'm not even sure which side to fight for, but I would probably be shooting at someone.
 
2014-06-23 08:29:52 PM  
Was going to make a joke but then I read the article.  I wish these people the best and hope the situation is resolved soon.
 
2014-06-23 08:31:22 PM  

All_Farked_Up: Was going to make a joke but then I read the article.  I wish these people the best and hope the situation is resolved soon.

 
2014-06-23 08:31:23 PM  
Or they could use a lot less refugees. With rampant skin infections, whether they get any Vaseline or not the problem will take care of itself.
 
2014-06-23 08:34:44 PM  
Vaseline is a brand name, is there a reason they kept on repeating a brand name instead of petroleum jelly?


Although they are trying to save the world, it sounded like a commercial.
 
2014-06-23 08:34:46 PM  
Bite the makhaddah, I'm going in dry.
 
2014-06-23 08:35:38 PM  
Oh. Subby wasn't joking.
 
2014-06-23 08:36:09 PM  

All_Farked_Up: Was going to make a joke but then I read the article.  I wish these people the best and hope the situation is resolved soon.


Same here. And iron de havilland's post isn't making it any easier.
 
2014-06-23 08:38:20 PM  

Son of Thunder: All_Farked_Up: Was going to make a joke but then I read the article.  I wish these people the best and hope the situation is resolved soon.

Same here. And iron de havilland's post isn't making it any easier.


yeah.

dead baby jokes aren't quite the laugh riot they were in 1985

/pitchfork. the answer is pitchfork.
 
2014-06-23 08:44:17 PM  

Jeng: Vaseline is a brand name, is there a reason they kept on repeating a brand name instead of petroleum jelly?


Although they are trying to save the world, it sounded like a commercial.


Because it's pretty widely used as a generic term for petroleum jelly.  If you say "petroleum jelly", I'd bet dollars to donuts that somebody would think they were talking about napalm or something, but if you say vaseline, everybody knows what you're talking about.
 
2014-06-23 08:46:06 PM  

Jeng: Vaseline is a brand name, is there a reason they kept on repeating a brand name instead of petroleum jelly?


I'm sure if they needed Q-Tips and Kleenex they would have done the same thing. Some brand names are ubiquitous.
 
2014-06-23 08:49:34 PM  
Flies in the vasoline, we are
Sometimes it blows my mind
Keep getting stuck here all the time

Isn't you, isn't me
Search for things that you can't see
Going blind, out of reach
Somewhere in the vasoline
 
2014-06-23 08:55:35 PM  
"A woman whose children were forced to witness the gang rape of their father before he was thrown off their balcony already knows she will deal with this for the rest of her life."

Yep, that's a laugh riot.
 
2014-06-23 08:58:31 PM  
When you're stuck like glue
Vaseline
When you need some goo, ah
When you're stuck like glue
Vaseline
When you're black and blue
Vaseline

/hands Jeng some Kool-Aid and a Band-Aid.
 
2014-06-23 09:01:28 PM  

All_Farked_Up: Was going to make a joke but then I read the article.  I wish these people the best and hope the situation is resolved soon.


same here. Serves me right for rtfa.
 
2014-06-23 09:11:11 PM  
God forbid they'd have to cornhole each other dry.
 
2014-06-23 09:11:25 PM  

Whatchoo Talkinbout: "A woman whose children were forced to witness the gang rape of their father before he was thrown off their balcony already knows she will deal with this for the rest of her life."

Yep, that's a laugh riot.


Well, they gave a list of patients who needed Vaseline and followed it with that story.
 
2014-06-23 09:20:18 PM  
Considering what the middle east's top internet searches are, it's not surprising.
 
2014-06-23 09:20:23 PM  
I guarantee you people all over the world would rush to give aid to the afflicted if the didn't have to risk getting killed for their humanitarian efforts. Those poor people are in a hell that I hope we never experience.
 
2014-06-23 09:52:40 PM  

iron de havilland: This seems to be an appropriate thread to post a link to Eddie Mair's interview with Dr. David Nott, a British doctor who takes unpaid leave every year to work in war zones.

It's three weeks since Nott returned from Syria, where he was training doctors in Aleppo, one of the war-torn country's largest cities, in how to save the lives of those wounded in the conflict. In a city of two million people, just 36 doctors remain. "Every day, 12 to 14 people were coming in wounded. Children, women, normal people - all with gunshot wounds," he explains. Last month an X-ray image Nott took while he was there became front-page news. It showed an unborn baby with a bullet lodged in its skull - the result of pregnant women being targeted by snipers.



:(

I think that's enough Internet for today....
 
2014-06-23 09:53:35 PM  
I've got some leftover Burt's Bees I could send.
 
2014-06-23 10:10:22 PM  
I do not empathize easily but right now my eyes are wet.
 
2014-06-23 10:33:49 PM  
I have a half empty gallon jar by my desk. I guess I could send that over.
 
2014-06-23 11:05:26 PM  
UsikFark: Whatchoo Talkinbout: "A woman whose children were forced to witness the gang rape of their father before he was thrown off their balcony already knows she will deal with this for the rest of her life."

Yep, that's a laugh riot.

Well, they gave a list of patients who needed Vaseline and followed it with that story.


Worst. Viral. Marketing.
 
2014-06-23 11:16:37 PM  

Whatchoo Talkinbout: "A woman whose children were forced to witness the gang rape of their father before he was thrown off their balcony already knows she will deal with this for the rest of her life."

Yep, that's a laugh riot.


But if there'd been plenty of petroleum jelly involved he wouldn't have screamed so loud.


/ Seriously though, who'd do such a horrible thing? "The more I know about people, the better I like my dogs."
 
2014-06-24 12:17:59 AM  
A woman whose children were forced to witness the gang rape of their father before he was thrown off their balcony already knows she will deal with this for the rest of her life.

I don't want to think about how Vaseline would have helped in that situation
 
2014-06-24 12:28:17 AM  
Left or Right I salute doctors who would rather go into a war zone than participate in Obamacare
 
2014-06-24 12:37:05 AM  
Is it wrong that I read that as sybian doctors?

I was thinking, no wonder they need more vaseline!
 
2014-06-24 12:41:15 AM  

lindseyp: Is it wrong that I read that as sybian doctors?

I was thinking, no wonder they need more vaseline!



Yes. Yes, it is. You should feel horrifically ashamed of yourself and stuff. What would your ancestors thing of your shenanigans?

Shameful, shameful little boy. Go stand in the corner!
 
2014-06-24 01:35:52 AM  

iron de havilland: This seems to be an appropriate thread to post a link to Eddie Mair's interview with Dr. David Nott, a British doctor who takes unpaid leave every year to work in war zones.

It's three weeks since Nott returned from Syria, where he was training doctors in Aleppo, one of the war-torn country's largest cities, in how to save the lives of those wounded in the conflict. In a city of two million people, just 36 doctors remain. "Every day, 12 to 14 people were coming in wounded. Children, women, normal people - all with gunshot wounds," he explains. Last month an X-ray image Nott took while he was there became front-page news. It showed an unborn baby with a bullet lodged in its skull - the result of pregnant women being targeted by snipers.

I'm watching a short film clip in which Nott leads the doctors operating on one such woman. They are performing a Caesarean section, except in this case the woman's uterus is damaged by the entry and messy exit wounds of a bullet. When they lift out the nearly full-term infant, it is dead. "I will use this for teaching purposes... It's very unusual to have to do this sort of operation but it was important to film it because other people will have to deal with it."


That is a horrible story. Unfortunately I can't help but be impressed by the fact that the sniper managed a headshot while the head was inside another person.
 
2014-06-24 02:42:56 AM  

Eravior: I can't help but be impressed by the fact that the sniper managed a headshot while the head was inside another person.


I hear tell one could do that with me sorta: my head would be up my own butt. And filled with rocks, the marbles having rolled out years ago. When I landed on my head. At birth.

Or something.
 
2014-06-24 05:55:44 AM  

ultraholland: UsikFark: Whatchoo Talkinbout: "A woman whose children were forced to witness the gang rape of their father before he was thrown off their balcony already knows she will deal with this for the rest of her life."

Yep, that's a laugh riot.

Well, they gave a list of patients who needed Vaseline and followed it with that story.

Worst. Viral. Marketing.


To be fair, I saw this on Facebook before Fark. So in a way, it's kinda working. Maybe somebody in marketing over at Vaseline HQ will realize how good this could be for sales. "You buy it, we ship it to war torn Syria for free!"
 
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