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Michael W. May
Was told I had no evidence of kidney stones. Well, now I have evidence. #ouch
2015-02-24 14.31.37 kidney stone.jpg
Ouch! :( - Anne Bouey
Evil little thing. Ow! - Julian
I sent a copy of the photo to the VA doc and a message about it to my private urologist. I am interested to see what response they will each give. - Michael W. May
"you dreamed this, it isn't real" *handwave* - Big Joe Silence
:(( - Tamara J. B.
Ouch! :-( - Half Pint
Ugh... Owwwww! - Jenny H. from Android
Oof! Unless it was hiding in your bladder they have some reviewing to do! - Janet from FFHound!
I hope they both ask you to come in ASAP. I saw a few people with kidney stones. That looks painful. - Anika
My private urologist answered but ignored the bit about the stone; the VA doctor ignored me completely. - Michael W. May from Flucso
What the hell?! - Spidra Webster
Heh, after writing another message concerning my displeasure at other things, the VA doctor reponded with a consult for a CTurogram. Now awaiting an answer on that second message. - Michael W. May
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Princess Gretta May, adopted today @ the little white home on the corner
Princess Gretta May, adopted today @ the little white home on the corner
Awwww <3 - Jennifer Dittrich
shut up! oh my goodness. it is too much fabulous. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Pretty baby! Congratulations <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
So adorable! - Katy S
I'm a happy boy :) - Michael W. May
Congratulations! - Stephan
Andrew C (✔)
Nevada Lawmaker Says Cancer Is A Fungus, Recommends Simply Washing It Out | ThinkProgress -
"Fiore, who is also CEO of a healthcare company […] told listeners: “If you have cancer, which I believe is a fungus, and we can put a pic line into your body and we’re flushing, let’s say, salt water, sodium cardonate [sic], through that line, and flushing out the fungus… These are some procedures that are not FDA-approved in America that are very inexpensive, cost-effective.”" - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"The American Cancer Society warns that while cancer patients whose immune systems are weakened by high doses of chemotherapy can sometimes contract fungal infections, “there is no evidence that antifungal treatment causes the patients’ tumors to shrink.” Cancer Research UK dismisses the claim that sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) can cure cancer as a debunked “persistent cancer myth.”" - Andrew C (✔)
Michael W. May
Internet comment writers make me weep for the present, let alone the future.
Oops, I did it again *mutter* - Michael W. May
Lawmaker Asks If Women Can Swallow Camera... For Gynecological Exams -
Lawmaker Asks If Women Can Swallow Camera... For Gynecological Exams
"During a debate over abortion legislation Monday between Idaho lawmakers, Republican state representative Vito Barbieri asked whether it would be possible for a woman to swallow a small camera, so that doctors might perform a remote gynecological examination (presumably, à la capsule endoscopy). According to the Associated Press, Barbieri's question "came as the House State Affairs Committee heard nearly three hours of testimony on a bill that would ban doctors from prescribing abortion-inducing medication through telemedicine."" - Jessie from Bookmarklet
" Dr Julie Madsen was testifying in opposition to the bill when Barbieri asked the question. Madsen replied that would be impossible because swallowed pills do not end up in the vagina. "Fascinating. That makes sense," Barbieri said, amid the crowd's laughter. " - Jessie
Well. - joey
Yep. - Jessie
Arg. Ugh. Blerg. - Heather
...... - Alix May
At least, he's thinking outside the box... - Michael W. May
You'd have to be thinking outside something if you think that's the way to get that information. - Katy S
lololol @mwm - Meg VMeg
... I... Uhm... But.... Ah hell, I got nothin' - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
They wanna regulate the coochie but they don't even know how it works. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
And Mandy nails it. - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I realize it's a controversy, so let this be my official statement: I am firmly in the #YearoftheGoat camp. Know this. #HappyLunarNewYear
Year of the fiber beast! - Michael W. May
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Bomb Girls (2012 TV Series) -
Joffi rated this 7. - Michael W. May
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Joffi rated this 6. - Michael W. May
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-15° F, but, hy, it feels like -28 :D
-15° F, but, hy, it feels like -28 :D
Brrr - Tamara J. B.
High temp on Mars is warmer than that. - Amit Patel
It was -25F when my wife left this morning. I don't recall it being that cold since I was a kid. - Michael W. May
Victor Ganata
Pain Really Is All In Your Head. Emotion Controls Intensity - NPR
Sure, emotional states definitely modulate pain sensation, but it's still important to remember that neuropathic and psychiatric pain are real physical pain, and that there isn't really a mind/body dichotomy. - Victor Ganata
I think it's possible to get too reductive on this. Pain's all in our head, yes. So's hunger signals, but if you don't eat you eventually die. Just because it's in our head, it's still at some level "real." - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'd hope that this would lead to some better pain treatments, and better patient interactions - knowing that someone's emotional state can make a large difference in the amount of pain that they feel means that it isn't something that can be ignored or brushed aside. - Jennifer Dittrich
"That suggests that at least some people can teach their brains how to filter out things like chronic pain, perhaps through meditation, Jones says." I hate this langauge. One doesn't "filter out" chronic pain. I've used meditation and relaxation techniques for years to/mitigate/ chronic pain. It doesn't all get blocked, though. According to what is said earlier in the piece, the non... more... - Michael W. May
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Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy (2014 TV Movie) -
Joffi rated this 5. - Michael W. May
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Ringer (2011 TV Series) -
Joffi rated this 2. - Michael W. May
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Andrew C (✔)
RT @nickwiger: Like what even is this show
RT @nickwiger: Like what even is this show
Bah... we were hoping this was Slap Bet related. - Michael W. May
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Mark H
Two people we know who've lived together for a decade announced they are engaged to be married. It'll be in 32 months. This strikes me as a smidge on the long side.
A bit long, but they don't seem to be in a rush anyhow. :) - Heather
We gave people 16 months and many still couldn't figure out how to make it to the wedding. Doubling it up seems fine to me. - Michael W. May
Not super engaged, then. - Eivind
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Alix May
Your Year in Yarn: 2015 Horoscopes for the Yarn Lover | Lion Brand Notebook -
Your Year in Yarn: 2015 Horoscopes for the Yarn Lover | Lion Brand Notebook
"Scorpio (October 23-November 21) In case you’re wondering whether this will be the year that you can finally remember the differences between single, double, and half-double crochet without looking them up; the answer is no. But you will conquer the Granny Square and complete the afghan, just in time for everyone to get tired of Granny Squares again." - Alix May from Bookmarklet
*sideeye* can one knit a granny square?? - Michael W. May
Steve C, Team Marina
Pope Francis: the choice to not have children is selfish -
Pope Francis: the choice to not have children is selfish
"Pope Francis has chided couples who choose not to have children , saying the decision was a “selfish” act. The statement, which he made in his general audience in St Peter’s Square, will be seen as especially controversial in Italy, which has recorded a steady drop in its birth rate for decades. “A society with a greedy generation, that doesn’t want to surround itself with children, that considers them above all worrisome, a weight, a risk, is a depressed society,” the pope said." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Dear Pope, you don't have any children yourself, f' off. - Steve C, Team Marina
Lemme have a talk with him. I wouldn't make a good parent and I can't afford (financially) to be a good parent. It would be more selfish of me to have children DESPITE not being qualified to be a good parent than to not have them. Plus, we have more than 7 billion people on the planet...everyone could have better lives in some way if there were fewer of us fighting over resources.... - Spidra Webster
Yah, so we're selfish and self absorbed. Also doesn't want to pass on some genetic issues. I feel so selfish - Kevin Johnson from Android
It reminds me of exactly the same sort of rhetoric in Japan (but mainly from politicians.) It didn't work, because, of course, that WASN'T the problem. - Jennifer Dittrich
I knew there would eventually be some old Church doctrine he would preach to make me hang my head. - Michael W. May
He's not as different from Benedict as it might sometimes appear. - John (bird whisperer)
"The Catholic Church promoting having lots of kids in a speech about kids is our feature story but first let's take a look at our ongoing series about the wetness of water". - Johnny
What's selfish is bringing a child into the world for the wrong reasons. People are awesome until they begin share their opinions. - Benny Bucko <Team Melly>
This is especially selfish considering we have a serious lack of humans on the planet. Oh, wait... - Jenny H.
I forgive him - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
So I figured out the iMovie stuff enough to get what I need tonight. But I need these files to work w/real editors to do visual essays.
Blender edits video quite well, as I understand it. - Michael W. May
RT @jrehling: Here are the important stories that top news sites are covering right now instead of the #ChapelHillShooting:
RT @jrehling: Here are the important stories that top news sites are covering right now instead of the #ChapelHillShooting:
Not correct. At, for example, the lede huge headline is "3 killed at UNC" - Glen Campbell
CBS News has it as one of its top stories. - Glen Campbell
It's the lede on NBC News. - Glen Campbell
Also the lede on ABC. - Glen Campbell
I refuse to check Fox, so I'll leave that to someone else. - Glen Campbell
At 2am Eastern, when this was posted, it was true. Social media was abuzz and local news sites had at least sparse reports. - Michael W. May
I'm thinking the simple secret is fire. - Alix May
When I first saw this Tweet, I searched for more info, and the only decent piece I found was from the UK. - Melly
I just saw Wolf Blitzer do an interview with the family. It's out there. - Eric - Let Me Know
This was 15+ hours ago. It's definitely out there now. - Melly
A Brief Chat With a Woman Who Made Yogurt From Her Vaginal Secretions -
A Brief Chat With a Woman Who Made Yogurt From Her Vaginal Secretions
"Cecilia Westbrook, a scientist, has always wondered whether yogurt could be produced from the natural flora that populates the vagina. So she decided to try to make some. I'm going to leave the "how" to your imagination, but when I spoke to Westbrook on the phone today, she told me it involved a spoon and agreed that the whole ordeal was "uncomfortable." She tasted the yogurt and then told her friend Janet Jay about it, who then wrote a very visceral piece about the concoction for Motherboard." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Nope. Not clicking link. - Rodfather
......... - Alix May
I thought it was interesting that even in this day and age not much is known about the "flora" down there. - rönin
Wrapped up in a vagina knitted cowl, eating vaginal yogurt, whilst getting a vaginal steam... - Michael W. May
For Science! - Spidra Webster
she blinded me with yoghurt! - Big Joe Silence
"For what it's worth, Westbrook said her second batch tasted even more tart, like slightly-spoiled milk—proof that sadly, eating yogurt made from vaginal secretions isn't quite the same as eating actual pussy." - Big Joe Silence
Maybe I'm wrong but hasn't the overall message of The Daily Show been "Why are you relying on a comedian to hold your government account?"
Hmm... I think it has been much more often a hoding of the mass media accountable. And the populace, for that matter, in both cases. - Michael W. May
Yeah, exactly. The media should be the one holding them to account, not just a comedian. - Johnny
*nodnod* - Michael W. May
I mean, one time we elected an actor to run our country. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
^ Note, that one was totally not the worst. - 9000
Wait, we have 5 Spider-Man movies already, and now he's bumping Black Panther and Captain Marvel, who have 0? I do not approve.
We also have a total of 3 Punisher movies, but I wouldn't mind seeing them try again to see if they could actually get it right this time (the original 80s one was the best of the 3). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
All bets are off if Marvel uses Miles Morales. - Steven Perez from Android
That'd be awesome, Steven, but I'm not laying odds on that one. - Jandy
When does Thom Yorke's Broadway reboot production run? - Michael W. May
It would solve more than a few issues with copyright. That way, Sony could make movies with Peter Parker, and Marvel/Disney could have Miles Morales. But I fear you may be correct. - Steven Perez
Shannon - GlassMistress
Crappity crap crap crap. I got a bill from the mortgage company. Seems my escrow was $850 short due to an increase in property taxes. I can pay it but I cant pay it AND fix my truck, at least not in the same month. Not paying rolls it to the mortgage which would be ok if I knew I could afford the extra per month. Somehow $850 = $150/mo, new math?
Also I guess this answers my question to do or not to do the bead show. I think it just became an every-little-bit-helps kinda thing, never mind that the last show only netted $300 for two days. - Shannon - GlassMistress
They are probably calculating for 6 month winter/summer tax increase. They love to increase escrow but are sure slow in decreasing. I'm surprised they gave you the choice of paying out of pocket. - Michael W. May
In this case its the sewer installation. If I could have paid it out of pocked last year it would have been 11k instead it has rolled into the property taxes where it will become about $17k. Ah the joys of owning a home. - Shannon - GlassMistress
NOT AT ODDS Ep 2! Talking historical accuracy in films, and our responsibility as creatives & critics w/@movieguyjon.
NOT AT ODDS Ep 2! Talking historical accuracy in films, and our responsibility as creatives & critics w/@movieguyjon.
Nellie Oleson
If you got rich, would you alter your face?
When you're rich your face doesn't matter. All anyone would be doing is kissing your ass. - Eric - Let Me Know
I wouldn't, not really. I might have someone take a look at the part of my nose that is crooked from when I didn't know I'd broken it as a kid. Not because I don't like how it looks, but because the more closed-off side is a bit harder to breathe through, which is really noticeable when I've got a cold. I wouldn't do anything if it were going to look dramatically different. - Jennifer Dittrich
No. I would miss my original face too much. I've spent 40 years with it! I kind of want to see where it goes with itself for the next 40 years. :) - Hookuh Tinypants
Maybe give myself a more pronounced chin, but probably not. - Jed
I'd give myself laser eyes. - Stephen Mack
Nope; I'm cool with it. - Jenny H. from Android
I would probably have better teeth. - Joe
^this. - Corinne L
Yeah I'd give myself my smile back, straighter & whiter. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Pretty sure I wouldn't now, but back in the day? If I had stupid money at the age of 20, I would have had my nose done. Nothing wrong with my nose, but...body dysmorphia ftw. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Nope. Like Joe & Corinne, some stuff with my teeth, though, probably. And hair. - Alix May
My face, no. But I would look into reconstructive for various joints. - Michael W. May
If I were 20? Hair. - Amit Patel
If I were rich, I'd get a trainer and I'd like to think I would probably get fit which would get rid of the double chin etc. In that sense, yeah, I would alter my face. Otherwise, no. - bentley from FFHound(roid)!
Nope - Iván Abrego
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