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today I got pissed off at cd cases :\

 

just bought some cd's and the stupid circle thingy in the middle that holds the cd in was one of the crappy ones that are either broken when you buy it or break after removing the cd for the first time. so now I have to go a buy some other cases to replace the broken ones

 

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Crap we're old.

 

Nah not really

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Just found out from my parents that my dog might have to be put down since he's being peeing blood the last few days. They're taking him to the vet but I will assume the worst.


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Three months banishment to 9gag is something i would never wish upon anybody, not even my worst enemy.

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Just found out from my parents that my dog might have to be put down since he's being peeing blood the last few days. They're taking him to the vet but I will assume the worst.

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I remember when we put down our dog about 4 years ago. shitton of stuff on my hands atm, cancelled all my online subs (runescape, devart, FFXIV) and sorting out crap.


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Missed the first lesson of my second semester today. Kinda pissed off about it, since I wanted to attend all of them, but it's the first lesson so things could've been worse. 

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Missed the first lesson of my second semester today. Kinda pissed off about it, since I wanted to attend all of them, but it's the first lesson so things could've been worse. 

 

 

Too busy dealing drugs?

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“I had a feeling we weren’t coming back from this fight when it began.”

“Do you have any regrets?”

“I don’t. It seems surprising, I know, but I wouldn’t change a thing. This is how it was meant to be.”

“Huh, you never really notice how lovely the day is until you realize you’ll never see it again.”

“Mmmhmm.”

 

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One of the websites that I am working on atm has this on one of their pages:

We, like many others hope that one day scientists will start to validate the true value of organic farming, once they have climbed down out of the pockets of commercialism. Long before the first pyramids in Egypt were built, organic farming sustained our world. In less than one hundred years conventional farming has almost depleted the planets reserves of phosphate not to mention the bees and other living things on our planet. Where are we going?

Yeah...


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Woke up to find my aunt sitting at the desk... about an hour after she should have left for work. Apparently she had a flat tire and had called a tow truck, and was ultimately told it could be up to 2 hours due to high volume of calls. She called at just after 9, they showed up at about 12:15. After she leaves, there comes a series of knocks on the door. I ignore them, despite the fact it was at semi-regular intervals for about 2 hours. If I want to talk to somebody, they are somebody who will either walk in (with or without a courtesy knock; mostly family) or call ahead (friends and the like).

 

Eventually my mom and sister show up, and my mom never leaves a knocked-upon door unanswered. It turns out the flat tire was a one of 4 to have happened in our parking lot... which tends to hold 4 cars during the weekend. Somebody slashed a tire on every car last night and the police won't do anything until we file a formal complaint... online.

 

To make matters worse, my mom then allowed the neighbour entry to the house, which might not seem too bad to some of you... but you haven't met my neighbours. Overall, not a great day.

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Finally got my desk organised and looking pretty. Now to see how long I can keep it this way. Best guess is until my gf is next over.

 

To make matters worse, my mom then allowed the neighbour entry to the house, which might not seem too bad to some of you... but you haven't met my neighbours. Overall, not a great day.

 

I know the feeling man.

 

One of the websites that I am working on atm has this on one of their pages:

We, like many others hope that one day scientists will start to validate the true value of organic farming, once they have climbed down out of the pockets of commercialism. Long before the first pyramids in Egypt were built, organic farming sustained our world. In less than one hundred years conventional farming has almost depleted the planets reserves of phosphate not to mention the bees and other living things on our planet. Where are we going?


Yeah...

 

 

I don't think they understand scientists. It's like when people talk about alternative medicine. If it was proven to work it'd be called medicine, and sold by companies. If they can sell you bottled water from your local municipal supply for a few dollars per bottle (I'm on water tank and if it runs out it's $100 for a truck to deliver 20,000L), they can sell you healing herbs for an arm and a leg. I mean, if you could prove cannabis to be profitable for pharmaceutical companies, they'd be selling that alongside their current medicines.


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So the vet said my dog has cancer...


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One of the websites that I am working on atm has this on one of their pages:

We, like many others hope that one day scientists will start to validate the true value of organic farming, once they have climbed down out of the pockets of commercialism. Long before the first pyramids in Egypt were built, organic farming sustained our world. In less than one hundred years conventional farming has almost depleted the planets reserves of phosphate not to mention the bees and other living things on our planet. Where are we going?

Yeah...

 

 

I don't think they understand scientists. It's like when people talk about alternative medicine. If it was proven to work it'd be called medicine, and sold by companies. If they can sell you bottled water from your local municipal supply for a few dollars per bottle (I'm on water tank and if it runs out it's $100 for a truck to deliver 20,000L), they can sell you healing herbs for an arm and a leg. I mean, if you could prove cannabis to be profitable for pharmaceutical companies, they'd be selling that alongside their current medicines.

 

That's not true. If you're taking the view that pharmaceutical companies are entirely motivated by money and not by saving lives, then the medicine that's going to cost more is going to be the one they promote. It'd be tough to sell fish oil at the same price as a round of chemotherapy (that's not a real example, but from what my dad has told me, a lot of alternative medicine cancer cures are around that price range). The problem is, these are things that already have established pricing, and those prices just don't compare to the prices of current medicines.

 

With your water example, you're not necessarily paying for the extra water, you're paying for the societal damage when you use a lot more water than the expected per household allotment, since water is kind of a precious commodity nowadays.

 

Edit: This is definitely not a view I entirely share, since I don't believe that pharmaceutical companies are entirely motivated by greed, but that's the gist of the argument anyway.


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My life has been great as of late. One cool thing that has happened as of late is that my girl friend and I are starting to plan a future together. Saving money together so we can try and move out by the end of this year. I can honestly say she is the one I want to marry once the time is right. Haven't been this happy in a long LONG time.

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Also in unrelated news... I started playing battlefield 4 just a second ago. Before I started playing I was messing with my graphic card and CPU settings. While I was playing I put my hand over the top of the exhaust vent of the computer and found it to be a lot hotter then normal. Turns out I put BOTH the CPU fan and graphics card fans to minimum. About melted the computer...>.>

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GPU got to around 82C (179F) and the CPU got to around 74C (165F) \o/

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One of the websites that I am working on atm has this on one of their pages:

We, like many others hope that one day scientists will start to validate the true value of organic farming, once they have climbed down out of the pockets of commercialism. Long before the first pyramids in Egypt were built, organic farming sustained our world. In less than one hundred years conventional farming has almost depleted the planets reserves of phosphate not to mention the bees and other living things on our planet. Where are we going?

Yeah...

 

 

I don't think they understand scientists. It's like when people talk about alternative medicine. If it was proven to work it'd be called medicine, and sold by companies. If they can sell you bottled water from your local municipal supply for a few dollars per bottle (I'm on water tank and if it runs out it's $100 for a truck to deliver 20,000L), they can sell you healing herbs for an arm and a leg. I mean, if you could prove cannabis to be profitable for pharmaceutical companies, they'd be selling that alongside their current medicines.

 

That's not true. If you're taking the view that pharmaceutical companies are entirely motivated by money and not by saving lives, then the medicine that's going to cost more is going to be the one they promote. It'd be tough to sell fish oil at the same price as a round of chemotherapy (that's not a real example, but from what my dad has told me, a lot of alternative medicine cancer cures are around that price range). The problem is, these are things that already have established pricing, and those prices just don't compare to the prices of current medicines.

 

With your water example, you're not necessarily paying for the extra water, you're paying for the societal damage when you use a lot more water than the expected per household allotment, since water is kind of a precious commodity nowadays.

 

Edit: This is definitely not a view I entirely share, since I don't believe that pharmaceutical companies are entirely motivated by greed, but that's the gist of the argument anyway.

 

 

I'm not saying they're entirely motivated by money, but once the company gets large that becomes the main focus, were it no already. Being the first, if not only, big player to be selling working 'alternative medicine' would put them on a massive playing field with what would be a completely untapped market. From what I've seen alternative medicine going for, even at the established price they'd be making huge profits. Added on to that, they could provide you with cancer-curing fish oil, with 3x the ingredient that fights cancer, at only 10x the price! The patented formula makes it more powerful than taking 10x the fish oil, so at the end of the day you're coming out ahead. Oh, I don't know about your country, but in mine pharmaceutical companies like to prey on new doctors giving them medicine cheap or free, so that as soon as they see them working, they'll only recommend that brand, even if there could be a better brand out there. They can even not allow for brand substitutions.


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My issue with what I am going to call conventional medicine would be that most of the funding comes from profit oriented groups. If the companies don't think they can make a profit, they aren't motivated to fund research in the first place. I'm not saying there isn't a fantastic amount of bull flying under the alternative medicine. What I will say is that in the years after being diagnosed with UC, I've found out that a terrifying amount of modern medicine is based on knowledge that is out of date, outright false, or comes from research funded by people with a massive financial interest in lying. When I was diagnosed with UC (ulcerative colitis), I was told point blank by the doctor that diat had nothing to do with my condition. In the few short years since I was diagnosed we have made major progress on that point. More than half a decade later medical science has acknowledged something I figured out years ago, and other people figured out decades ago. Side note: the fantasy that food doesn't affect a GI condition is just absurd.

 

I have to imagine it took them so long to get around to some more studies on food and UC in part because the guys with the most money to fund this kind of research are the drug companies, and if I can manage my condition with a diet instead of drugs with an annual 5 figure price tag, that's less money for them. The other side of that is that some of the studies were done, decades ago, but it's very difficult for all these smaller potentially very useful studies to compete with well funded pharmaceutical reps. Side note, we've done studies to prove that allowing drug manufacturers to conduct exclusive testing of their own drug is a terrible way to get unbiased results. Because apparently we needed a study to figure that out.

 

 

Ultimately, even if everyone were honest and motivated by saving lives instead of money (why I think private medical systems are terrifying in a nutshell), medical science is very slow to change. It takes a very long time to be sure of something to the point where someone isn't going to sue you into oblivion. There is also the fundamental issue that we assume what we know to be correct is infact correct. We've been falsely making that assumption for thousands of years, and continue to do so despite thousands of years of evidence telling us that we are probably half right at best. Add that to the fact that we know very little about how the human body works (and when it comes to the brain it's pretty much trial and error), and it's not unreasonable to assume that at least some of the ideas outside recognized conventional medicine have merit.

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Nearly 3am and I'm analyzing scientific literature about interpreting extinction rates of plants in urban settings over time. I should probably work on my time management skills.


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...drunk TIFing!!!

 

Eh, woulda worked a few hours ago if I had a smart phone I could type at the bar. Had fun drinking with a friend tonight.


"The cry of the poor is not always just, but if you never hear it you'll never know what justice is."

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Far too readable. 1/10. Try again next week.

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It's unfair to compare medical progress to what was being practiced historically. Medicine is relatively new as a science, if not as a practice, and the vast majority of its developments took place in the few decades after the Second World War. Before then, doctors couldn't really do a whole lot, except offer very limited forms of anaethesia and surgery, which was often performed in less-than-aseptic conditions and which therefore lead to a cornucopious amount of post-operative complications. If you became infected, especially with septicemia, there wasn't much anyone could do for you except pray. As the old saying goes, the role of the doctor is to humour the patient while nature does the healing. That has changed into a more systematic attempt to diagnose conditions and provide adequate, evidence-based treatments, and where the medical world has lead the way, the allied health professions have also started to make their own attempts at enforcing evidence-based practice.

 

For what it's worth, through quantitative research, we've discovered a great deal on information about the human body since then, and any drugs formulary in the world is testament to just how many pharmacological agents have been developed to interfere with its mechanisms. If anything, our understanding of pharmacology is beginning to exhaust. Where Big Pharma was once able to produce forty to fifty new agents per year, it's now down to around twenty, with some of those being weak (and cheaper) imitations of previous agents. There remains a massive issue about research funding, with pharmaceutical companies themselves fronting up the lion share of funding, performing all the research in house, refusing to publish results in academic journals, cherry-picking those which do, and often instead opting to keep results "On File", away from scientific scrutiny. Twice as much of the pharmaceutical industry's annual spending is wasted on marketing and PR (usually towards naive young doctors and nurses, as Furah said) than research and development. There is a huge issue about how the pharmaceutical industry, worth billions and billions of dollars per year, chooses to spend its cash, but as a new generation of doctors, nurses, paramedics, occupational therapists and physiotherapists are educated, their clever little tricks will become slowly less effective, hopefully. Make no mistake though; the medical and healthcare professions are not in their pocket.

 

What we don't have a great deal of information on is the patient's own experience. In the past, where drugs have been proven to have an effect, we've been too quick to generalize that intervention to everyone experiencing that particular problem, without viewing patients holistically. Healthcare research is increasingly taking a qualitative approach to research and incorporating this attitude into its traditional focus on "intervention X causes effect Y" trials.

 

The one consistent theme in all of this is the laughably absent sum of evidence which supports so-called "complimentary and alternative medicine". Alternative companies like to insinuate doctors don't want to test their products because they're being paid by Big Pharma. They also argue RCTs take up huge amounts of time, effort and money, so why would anyone bother running such trials? This accusation is totally laughable; CAM interventions are routinely tested and routinely demonstrated to be no more effective than placebo. Alternative companies are routinely asked to publish their positive results in peer-reviewed journals, and they repeatedly refuse to do so. There's even been some high-profile cases of individuals making puerile threats of legal action against other individuals who expose flaws in their methodology.

 

All in all, the point I'm making is that, for all the flaws of the medical profession and of Big Pharma, it is incorrect to assume those two groups are conspiring together, and it is incorrect to assume that because an individual in the medical profession got something wrong, the correct alternative is to start taking magic pills which haven't yet been properly scrutinized.

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Twisted my knee a bit while skiing today.

Went skiing for the first time this winter and on like second or third minute already got hurt... But I am in a skiing course so I needed to continue. Now I got blood in my knee. YET AGAIN.

Might have to go to hospital to have it drained out tomorrow.


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So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

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Happy Valentine's Day friends. Celebrating with a party pizza and a 30 of beer. Gonna be a solid night I bet.


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Do people normally buy pizza on Valentines? That's like the tenth times I've read it mentioned today.


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Hmm, I don't know. I'm going to a pizza party so that's why I'm having pizza. Although it's a "[bleep] Valentine's Day" party so maybe that's related? No clue, I have no animosity towards Valentine's day even though it's my first one being single in years, I just want to hang out and have pizza and beer.


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I lost almost $30 because I had three of a kind twice in a row. And got beat by a full house twice in a row. [bleep]ing bull shit. At least i had fun with some cool folk while it happened.


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