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HockeyDad Offline
#901 Posted:
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I have always hated that feature and now my SUV has it. I’m just accepting it for Greta Thunberg’s sake.

I have discovered a potential way to disable it. Sport mode.

MACS Offline
#902 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
I have always hated that feature and now my SUV has it. I’m just accepting it for Greta Thunberg’s sake.

I have discovered a potential way to disable it. Sport mode.


Absolutely disables it. But then your shift points are higher... at least it was for the C300's we had. And just touching the gas made the car want to take off. BigGrin

There should be a button to push to turn it off. Mine had an (A) on it.
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#903 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
Absolutely disables it. But then your shift points are higher... at least it was for the C300's we had. And just touching the gas made the car want to take off. BigGrin

There should be a button to push to turn it off. Mine had an (A) on it.


My Accord has a button. But, for some reason it’s no longer an issue. I guess it got used to me disabling it every time I got in my car that it does it by default now.
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The longest river in the United States isn't the Mississippi. It is the Missouri River, by 200 miles.

Allegedly, it was discovered by Jerry Lewis and Dikc Clark.
Gene363 Online
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8trackdisco wrote:
The longest river in the United States isn't the Mississippi. It is the Missouri River, by 200 miles.

Allegedly, it was discovered by Jerry Lewis and Dikc Clark.


Put this in Thursday Funnies. LOL
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#906 Posted:
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good old fashioned kitchen wax paper can be used to protect polished chrome faucets from water stains and fingerprints.
dkeage Offline
#907 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
good old fashioned kitchen wax paper can be used to protect polished chrome faucets from water stains and fingerprints.

Is that like when my grandma had plastic covers on her furniture? Think
frankj1 Offline
#908 Posted:
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dkeage wrote:
Is that like when my grandma had plastic covers on her furniture? Think

I hit "post", reread, and said to myself, "self, do you think anyone will think I mean covering the fixtures instead of wiping them with the wax paper?"
Gave myself the wrong answer, I guess...but I deserved that, ya wize azz!
HockeyDad Offline
#909 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
I hit "post", reread, and said to myself, "self, do you think anyone will think I mean covering the fixtures instead of wiping them with the wax paper?"
Gave myself the wrong answer, I guess...but I deserved that, ya wize azz!


I was thinking it’s gonna be hard to turn the faucets on.
MACS Offline
#910 Posted:
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dkeage wrote:
Is that like when my grandma had plastic covers on her furniture? Think


Or the candy jar on the living room table with crappy hard candies that were stuck together?
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MACS wrote:
Or the candy jar on the living room table with crappy hard candies that were stuck together?

they were stuck together cuz she licked them
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Gotsta wipe em with the wax paper first.
MACS Offline
#913 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
they were stuck together cuz she licked them


Maybe... but my Nana made the absolute best spaghetti and meatballs. Sauce simmering all day long, house smelling like an Italian restaurant... it was worth the plastic covered couch and the crap candy. Angel
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#914 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
Maybe... but my Nana made the absolute best spaghetti and meatballs. Sauce simmering all day long, house smelling like an Italian restaurant... it was worth the plastic covered couch and the crap candy. Angel

oh man, I grew up in a neighborhood wif a bunch of that action. It was pissah!
But I thought youse RI guys called it gravy...?
MACS Offline
#915 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
oh man, I grew up in a neighborhood wif a bunch of that action. It was pissah!
But I thought youse RI guys called it gravy...?


Call it what you want, that sheit slathered on some fresh garlic bread made with real Italian bread? Fuhgedaboudit...
HockeyDad Offline
#916 Posted:
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Come down my direction and I can make you some meatballs and Sunday gravy. Steve Martorano’s recipe that won best meatball. First had it at his restaurant in Paris Las Vegas.
tonygraz Offline
#917 Posted:
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Some call it sauce, some call it gravy including a NYC buddy. Some even put sugar on it - tho very few.
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I'd like to think I make a nice spaghetti sauce. I've always had good reports on it when folks eat it. I usually do it in the slow cooker and let it cook all day long. I'm not a big fan of meatballs. I haven't found a recipe that I liked even though I've tried a hand full of them that were given to me from various family and friends.

My sauce/gravy is ground beef and ground Italian sausage for the meat portion. Diced onion, garlic, green peppers. Italian herbs, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and diced or crushed tomato. I prefer it on the spicy side but I usually make it in the middle of the road since some people don't like "make your head sweat" type of spag sauce. I can always add some hot sauce to my serving.

Many years ago one of my neighbors had an awesome spag sauce recipe that her Polish grandmother used (her grandmother was a Polish refugee that escaped during WWII). Her recipe is was really good. I remember that it used a large portion of tomato soup as part of the tomato part but still with tomato sauce and paste. Maybe back in the WWII era it was easier to get tomato soup rather than tomato sauce (?). It sounds backwards to use tomato soup as a large portion of the tomato base but after it simmered all day and boiled down the sauce was awesome.

I use to make a big batches of it every couple of months and freeze it. Sadly I lost the recipe and lost contact with the former neighbors.
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NINE one NINE!
dkeage Offline
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An almost 90 year old and almost 90 pound woman can REALLY REALLY snore……Frying pan
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I heard Sean O'Malley knocked out Aljamain Sterling... Mellow
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#922 Posted:
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Father O'Malley was a tough priest.
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Mr. O'Malley, one of my high school teachers would grab and twist your ear until you apologized for whatever you did wrong. Sometimes he would do it preemptively for future infractions. It hurt like hell and kept people in line most of the time. He was also one of the most liked teachers in school. today he would be on the unemployment line or jail.
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Don Ameche was born on May 31, 1908 in Kenosha, Wi.
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When Sputnik fell out of the sky, a hunk of it landed in Manitowoc WI.
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There are 65 strip clubs in Houston.. Portland only has 54.... Mellow
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DrafterX wrote:
There are 65 strip clubs in Houston.. Portland only has 54.... Mellow

I'm shuffling through the Texas sand... but my head's in Mississippi...
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#928 Posted:
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DrafterX wrote:
There are 65 strip clubs in Houston.. Portland only has 54.... Mellow

We went to see Andrew Dice Clay when he was popular. He came on stage and after the applause died down he said “Welcome to Houston! One big Titty bar!”
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When vehicles are parked on grass overnight, regularly (at least in northern climates) it promotes rusting on vehicle frames. The repeated dew from the grass when in contact with the frame or close proximity promotes the paint to begin separatiion and then rust.

As the car was going up on the lift, a crunching kind of sound was audible. The mechanic looked underneath and could see the rust-cancer had spread to the point of having the client called and told there was nothing we could do.

There is one reframing business in GB, but rebuilding from the frame up would have been a five digit repair.

If you have the blessing of a garage, use it.
tonygraz Offline
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Gravel works pretty good too.
8trackdisco Offline
#931 Posted:
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tonygraz wrote:
Gravel works pretty good too.


He mentioned gravel is better than grass. Don’t know about the difference outside in gravel vs pavement. Guessing pavement is better, but absolutely guessing.
Ram27 Offline
#932 Posted:
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Don't use a snow blower on a gravel driveway. Think
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Here in the South we often thank Carrier for inventing air conditioning, however, it was Dr. John Gorrie who invented the ice machine in 1844 that allowed air conditioning to work. There were may related inventions that also contributed.

http://www.phys.ufl.edu/~ihas/gorrie/fridge.htm


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Dr. John Gorrie
Refrigeration Pioneer

Dr. John Gorrie (1803 - 1855), an early pioneer in the invention of the artificial manufacture of ice, refrigeration, and air conditioning, was granted the first U.S. Patent for mechanical refrigeration in 1851. Dr. Gorrie's basic principle is the one most often used in refrigeration today; namely, cooling caused by the rapid expansion of gases. Using two double acting force pumps he first condensed and then rarified air. His apparatus, initially designed to treat yellow fever patients, reduced the temperature of compressed air by interjecting a small amount of water into it. The compressed air was submerged in coils surrounded by a circulating bath of cooling water. He then allowed the interjected water to condense out in a holding tank, andreleased or rarified, the compressed air into a tank of lower pressure containing brine; This lowered the temperature of the brine to 26 degrees F. or below, and immersing drip-fed, brick-sized, oil coated metal containers of non-saline water, or rain water, into the brine, manufactured ice bricks. The cold air was released in an open system into the atmosphere.

The first known artificial refrigeration was scientifically demonstrated by William Cullen in a laboratory performance at the University of Glasgow in 1748, when he let ethyl ether boil into a vacuum. In 1805, Oliver Evans in the United States designed but never attempted to build, a refrigeration machine that used vapor instead of liquid. Using Evans' refrigeration concept, Jacob Perkins of the U.S. and England, developed an experimental volatile liquid, closed-cycle compressor in 1834.

Commercial refrigeration is believed to have been initiated by an American businessman, Alexander C. Twinning using sulphuric ether in 1856. Shortly afterward, an Australian, James Harrison, examined the refrigerators used by Gorrie and Twinning, and introduced vapor (ether) compression refrigeration to the brewing and meat packing industries.
The granting of a U.S. Patent in 1860 to Ferdinand P.E. Carre of France, for his development of a closed, ammonia-absorption system, laid the foundation for widespread modern refrigeration. Unlike vapor-compression machines which used air, Carre used rapidly expanding ammonia which liquifies at a much lower temperature than water, and is thus able to absorb more heat. Carre's refrigeration became, and still is, the most widely used method of cooling. The development of a number of synthetic refrigerants in the 1920's, removed the need to be concerned about the toxic danger and odor of ammonia leaks.

The remaining problem for the development of modern air conditioning would not be that of lowering temperature by mechanical means, but that of controlling humidity. Although David Reid brought air into contact with a cold water spray in his modification of the heating and ventilating system of the British Parliament in 1836, and Charles Smyth experimented with air cycle cooling (1846 - 56), the problem was resolved by Willis Haviland Carrier's U.S. Patent in 1906, in which he passed hot soggy air through a fine spray of water, condensing moisture on the droplets, leaving drier air behind. These inventions have had global implications.

Dr. Gorrie was honored by Florida, when his statue was placed in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol. In 1899, a monument to Dr. Gorrie was erected by the Southern Ice Exchange in the small coastal town of Apalachicola, where he had served as mayor in 1837, and had developed his machine.

Reportedly born October 3, 1803 in Charleston, South Carolina, of Scots - Irish descent, he was raised in Columbia, S.C. He attended the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the Western District of New York, in Fairfield, New York, from 1825 to 1827. Although the school lasted only a few decades, it had a profound influence, second only to the Philadelphia Medical School, upon the scientific and medical community of the United States in the 19th century. Young Asa Gray, from Oneida County, New York, who by 1848 would be ranked as the leading botanist in the United States, and who in time would become a close friend of Dr. Alvin Wentworth Chapman of Apalachicola, the leading botanist in the South, served as an assistant in the school's chemical department. In later years, Dr. Gray had distinct recollections of Gorrie as a "promising student."

Dr. Gorrie initially practiced in Abbeville, South Carolina, in 1828, coming to the burgeoning cotton port of Apalachicola in 1833. He supplemented his income by becoming Assistant (1834), then Postmaster in Apalachicola. He became a Notary Public in 1835. The Apalachicola Land Company obtained clear title to the area by a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1835, and in 1836 laid out the city's grid-iron plat along the lines of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Gorrie, who served as Vice-Intendant in 1836, and Intendant (Mayor), in 1837, would be an effective advocate for the rest of his life for draining the swamps, clearing the weeds and maintaining clean food markets in the city. He first served as Secretary of the Masonic Lodge in 1835, was a partner in the Mansion House Hotel (1836), President of the Apalachicola Branch Bank of Pensacola (1836), a charter member of the Marine Insurance Bank of Apalachicola (1837), a physician for the Marine Hospital Service of the U.S. Treasury Department (1837 - 1844), and a charter incorporator and founding vestryman of Trinity Episcopal Church, Apalachicola (1837).

Dr. Gorrie married Caroline Frances Myrick Beman, of a Columbia, South Carolina family, the widowed proprietress of the Florida Hotel in Apalachicola, on May 8, 1838. Shortly thereafter, he resigned his various positions in Apalachicola, and the family left the city not to return until 1840. He was named Justice of the Peace in 1841, the same year that yellow fever struck the area.

Mal-aria, Italian, "bad air", and yellow fever, prevailed in the hot, low-lying, tropical and sub-tropical areas where there was high humidity and rapid decomposition of vegetation. Noxious effluvium, or poisonous marsh gas was thought to be the cause. The "putrid" winds from marshy lowlands were regarded as deadly, especially at night. The specific causes were unknown, and although one had quinine for malaria, the gin and tonic of India, there was no cure nor preventive vaccine, for yellow fever. The legendary Flying Dutchman was founded on the story of a ship with yellow fever onboard. Malaria would start with shaking and violent chills, followed by high fever, and a drenching sweat. Insidious, it could recur in the victim as well as kill. Yellow fever did not recur; one either died or survived. It came in mysterious, vicious waves, killing anywhere from 12 to 70 percent of its victims. It started with shivering, high fever, insatiable thirst, savage headaches, and severe back and leg pains. In a day or so, the restless patient would become jaundiced and turn yellow. In the terminal stages, the patient would spit up mouthfuls of dark blood, the terrifying "black vomit" (vomito negro), the body temperature would drop, the pulse fade, and the comatose patient, cold to the touch, would die in about 8 to 10 hours. So great was the terror, that the victims would be buried as quickly as possible. Areas would be quarantined, and yellow flags flown. Gauze would be hung over beds to filter air; handkerchiefs would be soaked in vinegar; garlic would be worn in shoes. Bed linens and compresses would be soaked in camphor; sulfur would be burned in outdoor smudge pots. Gunpowder would be burned, and cannons would be fired. And, later, when it was over, the cleaning and fumigating would occur.

It would not be until 1901 in Havana, Cuba, that Drs. Walter Reed, Carlos Finlay and William Crawford Gorgas, with others, would demonstrate conclusively that the Aedes Aegypti, or Stegomyia Fasciata mosquito was the carrier of the yellow fever virus. It would be about the same time that the English physician, Sir Ronald Ross in India, would correctly identify the Anopheles mosquito as the carrier of the malaria protozoa. As early as 1848, in Mobile, Alabama, however, Dr. Josiah Nott first suggested that mosquitos might be involved. The yellow fever epidemic of 1841, and the hurricane and tidal wave, known locally as the "Great Tide" of 1842, destroyed Apalachicola's rival cotton port of St. Joseph some thirty miles to the west on the deep water sound of St. Joseph's Bay. Using Florida's first railway (1837) to transport cotton from the Apalachicola River, St. Joseph had hosted Florida's Constitutional Convention in 1838.

Dr. Gorrie became convinced that cold was the healer. He noted that "Nature would terminate the fevers by changing the seasons." Ice, cut in the winter in northern lakes, stored in underground ice houses, and shipped, packed in sawdust, around the Florida Keys by sailing vessel, in mid-summer could be purchased dockside on the Gulf Coast. In 1844, he began to write a series of articles in Apalachicola's "Commercial Advertiser" newspaper, entitled, "On the prevention of Malarial Diseases".

He used the Nom De Plume, "Jenner", a tribute to Edward Jenner, (1749 - 1823), the discoverer of smallpox vaccine. According to these articles, he had constructed an imperfect refrigeration machine by May, 1844, carrying out a proposal he had advanced in 1842. All of Gorrie's personal records were accidentally destroyed sometime around 1860.
"If the air were highly compressed, it would heat up by the energy of compression. If this compressed air were run through metal pipes cooled with water, and if this air cooled to the water temperature was expanded down to atmospheric pressure again, very low temperatures could be obtained, even low enough to freeze water in pans in a refrigerator box." The compressor could be powered by horse, water, wind driven sails, or steampower.

Dr. Gorrie submitted his patent petition on February 27, 1848, three years after Florida became a state. In April of 1848, he was having one of his ice machines built in Cincinnati, Ohio, at the Cincinnati Iron Works, and in Octobcr, he demonstrated its operation. It was described in the Scientific American in September of 1849. On August 22, 1850, he received London Patent #13,124, and on May 6, 1851, U. S. Patent #8080. Although the mechanism produced ice in quantities, leakage and irregular performance sometimes impaired its operation. Gorrie went to New Orleans in search of venture capital to market the device, but either problems in product demand and operation, or the opposition of the ice lobby, discouraged backers. He never realized any return from his invention. Upon his death on June 29, 1855, he was survived by his wife Caroline (1805 - 1864), his son John Myrick (1838 - 1866), and his daughter, Sarah (1844 - 1908). Dr. Gorrie is buried in Gorrie Square in Apalachicola, his wife and son are buried-St. Luke's-Episcopal Cemetery, Marianna, Florida, and his daughter, in Milton, Florida.
Ram27 Offline
#934 Posted:
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d'oh! Dang need the cliff notes version.
Gene363 Online
#935 Posted:
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Ram27 wrote:
d'oh! Dang need the cliff notes version.


Dr. Gorrie was treating yellow fever by cooling patients. He could not afford expensive winter ice imported from the frozen North so he invented an ice-making machine in 1844.
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Applause thank you kind sir. Applause
Gene363 Online
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Ram27 wrote:
Applause thank you kind sir. Applause



My pleasure. Beer
Gene363 Online
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How God turned a rib into a loud speaker is still a mystery.
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Some oversized riding lawn mowers have beet juice in their tires instead of air. Reason being if there was just air in the tires under all that weight, they would just spin.

Pro Tip: Before lifting a tire you think is full of air, ask them if they are filled with beet juice. The weight difference is extreme.

Sincerely,
8track’s lower back.
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The quality of Bubbie’s Mochi Ice Cream has suddenly gone downhill. The mochi part used to be soft and chewy, now it’s kinda chalky and not even close to what it was. The ice cream doesn’t seem as creamy too. I guess time to check out Mikawaya instead.
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#941 Posted:
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Costco premium vanilla ice cream. It's really some of the best vanilla ice cream I have ever had.

And I really, really love ice cream.
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Toledo Ohio’s crime rate is higher than 95.7% of the cities in the USA.
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I learned to keep my friends close..n my enemies closer...

Let them fight it out while I sit back n watch...
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Difference Between Great Britain and the United Kingdom

Summary:
Great Britain is made of three autonomous regions, and the United Kingdom comprises of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Great Britain is not a country, whereas the United Kingdom is a country.
The term ‘British’ may refer to all people from Great Britain, but it doesn’t refer to all people from the United Kingdom.
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Earlier this week the pool I swim laps at began heating the water.
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The United States and New Zealand are the only countries where drug makers are allowed to market prescription drugs directly to consumers. The U.S. consumer drug advertising boom on television began in 1997, when the FDA relaxed its guidelines relating to broadcast media.

Wonder how THAT happened? Big Pharma paid some politicians... and the FDA/ Big Pharma share a lot of employees... meaning many on one side have worked for the other... and vice versa.

That needs to be fixed/stopped and never allowed again.
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MACS wrote:
The United States and New Zealand are the only countries where drug makers are allowed to market prescription drugs directly to consumers. The U.S. consumer drug advertising boom on television began in 1997, when the FDA relaxed its guidelines relating to broadcast media.

Wonder how THAT happened? Big Pharma paid some politicians... and the FDA/ Big Pharma share a lot of employees... meaning many on one side have worked for the other... and vice versa.

That needs to be fixed/stopped and never allowed again.

Don't you want to know if there are medications for serious conditions so that you know to discuss the possibility of using an advertised drug with your doctor?
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#948 Posted:
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rfenst wrote:
Don't you want to know if there are medications for serious conditions so that you know to discuss the possibility of using an advertised drug with your doctor?


A better question yet is why John Q. Citizen has to ask their doctor about (insert drug here).
Shouldn’t the doctor be on point to talking with the patient instead?

Maybe it is because the doctor doesn’t know anything about the drug? When working for a healthcare provider, we got to eat free lunches provided by pharmacy sales people. Doctors (alLeGeDLy) would push whichever drug they got the best deal from, instead of what would best meet the patient’s needs.
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Pelicans eat baby geese.
With the number of Canadian Geese we have around here, how do I go about buying 100 of them?
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#950 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
Pelicans eat baby geese.
With the number of Canadian Geese we have around here, how do I go about buying 100 of them?


Yep... tons of them fuggers in the neighborhood and goose shit all over the sidewalks in places. Not anywhere near my house. If I see or hear them I let Tank out. They immediately take flight. Apparently they have good memories because after a couple times they've stayed the hell away.

The Muscovy ducks aren't as smart. Tank got one. Face full of feathers, but the duck was able to get away.
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