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gamerfreak
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July 2nd, 2019 at 7:04:28 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

He was studying to be a Fire Marshall at the time. Two other Volunteer Fireman I knew ended up being arsonists.


It’s unfortunately somewhat common.

When I was in fire academy, an instructor told us “Congratulations, now you are all textbook arson suspects”.
EvenBob
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MaxPen
July 21st, 2019 at 9:40:06 PM permalink
Remember when 140 was the high
number for glucose in your blood?
Then the drug companies lowered
it to 120 so they could sell more
diabetic drugs. My doctor at the
time was furious, he said it was
a con by big pharm.

I had a physical last week and when
they took blood, they took no urine
sample, which they always do. Nurse
said nope, those days are gone, they
get all the info from blood now.

She said the advances in medicine
are going so fast now, it's almost
not possible to keep up. She said
in 10 years this will look like the
stoneage.

BTW, I went on the high fat/low carb
Keto diet 2.5 years ago. My cholesterol
went down 10 points, the good chol
went up, the bad chol went down,
and triglycerides went down 15 points.
On a high fat diet.

In 1972 I went on Atkins and lost 25
pounds. My doctor warned me not
to do it, that it will 'kill you' to eat
that much fat. When I lived and lost
weight, he fired me as a patient for
disobeying him. He hated Atkin's
guts, said his license should be
taken away and he should be imprisoned.

Today the Pentagon wants to put the
entire military on Keto to combat the
out of control obesity in the military.
Atkins was right all along.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
rxwine
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July 21st, 2019 at 9:51:37 PM permalink
It's plausible I guess, but there are already a lot of people in the US with diabetes. And from what I've heard a number of people run around untreated anyway. If they weren't buying at a higher rate, probably weren't impressed with the change.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
EvenBob
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July 21st, 2019 at 10:16:50 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

It's plausible I guess,



It's more than plausible, it was reality.
Used to be if you were under 140
you were OK. Now if you're 115
you're 'pre-diabetic' and a doc
is almost compelled to put you on
meds.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
bobbartop
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July 21st, 2019 at 11:23:43 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

It's more than plausible, it was reality.
Used to be if you were under 140
you were OK. Now if you're 115
you're 'pre-diabetic' and a doc
is almost compelled to put you on
meds.




I have a drawer full of different pills my doctor has ordered for me that I don't take. I stopped arguing with him quite awhile ago. Let him order all he wants. Doctors are quacks. Whatever's wrong with you, you can usually cure it with the right food and/or juice. I use Dr.Google.
bobbartop
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July 21st, 2019 at 11:25:45 PM permalink
Quote: bobbartop

Whatever's wrong with you, you can usually cure it with the right food and/or juice. I use Dr.Google.



I fixed my own air conditioner too. Dr.Youtube.
EvenBob
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July 22nd, 2019 at 12:09:27 AM permalink
Quote: bobbartop

I use Dr.Google.



My last doc hated it if you mentioned
the internet. He'd say trust nothing you
read. I'd say, even the Mayo Clinic site
and WebMd? He usually left the room
about then.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
bobbartop
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July 22nd, 2019 at 12:49:24 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

My last doc hated it if you mentioned
the internet. He'd say trust nothing you
read. I'd say, even the Mayo Clinic site
and WebMd? He usually left the room
about then.




I got a juicer a few years ago and brought down all kinds of numbers. I tell my doctor, and he just rolls his eyes, and writes me up for more pills, that I ain't going to take.

The doctor before him gave me lisinopril, and I almost died. For real. While on the ground waiting for an ambulance, I literally asked myself, "Am I about to die?" Cuz I never felt that bad before. Goddam lisinopril, that's what it was.

Ambulance got there, they took my blood pressure and it was sky high. One of the paramedics asked me if I know my name. I said, "Sure, it's Bob Bartop." Then he asked me if I knew who was president. I answered, "Obama." The one tech said to the other tech, "Uh oh, his blood pressure just went up 20 points."
TigerWu
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July 22nd, 2019 at 7:57:39 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob


I had a physical last week and when
they took blood, they took no urine
sample, which they always do. Nurse
said nope, those days are gone, they
get all the info from blood now.



When did that start? I had a physical earlier this year and they took urine...
EvenBob
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August 14th, 2019 at 2:39:39 PM permalink
I saw 3 Days of the Condor again,
first time in 20 years. I was
remembering the days when
the phone was the only way we
had to reach out. The phone
was a big deal in this movie,
in 1975.

But have things really changed?
Watch any cop show and somebody
is on their phone every 60 seconds.
Crooks and cops. There are over
1000 videos of Live PD on Utube.
Countless times when cops ask
people to get out of the car, they
are on the phone or clutching it
like a it's attached to them. Some
get really distressed when asked
to put it down.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal

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