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14 minutes ago, Bus Driver said:

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OK, so you shamed me into ordering that book - just did so from our local library . .  

I should have read it a long time ago. 

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May parents saw a group of college kids in the airport as they awaited our arrival home from our honeymoon.  Told them our names and had them all clap and cheer for us as we walked out of the gate from the plane (pre 9/11).

My wife and I were thinking "Who the hell are these people?"

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12 minutes ago, Left Shift said:

Better hair, better suit, better skin color, better hands, better helmet. 

Then you get to the taller part and TFG really starts coming unglued.

TFG could never do this

 

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17 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

Yeah, that was before the days when the black guy always died first.

When I finally saw Black Panther (I thought it was just going to be your average superhero movie and I don't see that many movies anyways) what I fell on the floor and died laughing about was the token white guy. Brilliant. Fucking absolutely killed me.

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8 minutes ago, Ishmael said:

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The funniest thing is that he really thinks he looks cool.

 

Pointing and laughing is the best way to deal with dimwits like that.

I do it every time I pass through the trailer park.

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Just now, Olsonist said:

Another brave yet thankless 2A Warrior in Portland protecting the bed of freedom you sleep so soundly on.

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Finger on the trigger and a goofy stance.  Yeah, HE knows what the fuck he's doing.

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1 hour ago, Olsonist said:

Another brave yet thankless 2A Warrior in Portland protecting the very bed of freedom you sleep so soundly on. Hi Tom!

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Geez dude, have you no shame?  Tuck in your shirt!  Ewwwwwwwwww...

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5 hours ago, badlatitude said:

Locally it is called the Urethra Highway.

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Call it the Aretha highway. Vehicle of choice would be a pink Cadillac.

 

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23 minutes ago, Bus Driver said:

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"I did a lot of research" means they watched several and read articles that agreed with their preconceived ideas.

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1 minute ago, SloopJonB said:
27 minutes ago, Bus Driver said:

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"I did a lot of research" means they watched several and read articles that agreed with their preconceived ideas.

I've never met a single person who said this, who could accurately describe the basics of how a virus reproduces, or knew the difference between a virus and a germ (or a germ from any other microbe).

Their next candidate for President will be Wofsey, I swear... dumbasses!

- DSK

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3 minutes ago, Steam Flyer said:

I've never met a single person who said this, who could accurately describe the basics of how a virus reproduces, or knew the difference between a virus and a germ (or a germ from any other microbe).

Their next candidate for President will be Wofsey, I swear... dumbasses!

- DSK

Or that there is no such thing as a germ - it's simply a collective noun.

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44 minutes ago, Steam Flyer said:

I've never met a single person who said this, who could accurately describe the basics of how a virus reproduces, or knew the difference between a virus and a germ (or a germ from any other microbe).

Their next candidate for President will be Wofsey, I swear... dumbasses!

- DSK

I start with the difference between a virus and a bacterium.  If they can articulate some semblance of an understanding, we then talk of the efficacy in the use of antibiotics for viral infections.

It usually ends there.

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14 minutes ago, Bus Driver said:

I start with the difference between a virus and a bacterium.  If they can articulate some semblance of an understanding, we then talk of the efficacy in the use of antibiotics for viral infections.

It usually ends there.

Oh, I really hate that one. A co-worker, who I really do like and care about, has this thing about demanding antibiotics every time she catches a cold - cause once she's done taking them, the cold is over. Damn.... And yes, she's a Trumper.  We don't talk about politics.

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2 minutes ago, Raz'r said:

Oh, I really hate that one. A co-worker, who I really do like and care about, has this thing about demanding antibiotics every time she catches a cold - cause once she's done taking them, the cold is over. Damn.... And yes, she's a Trumper.  We don't talk about politics.

As an undergrad, I took a Virology class taught by the head of Pediatric Immunology at Hopkins.

A comment he liked to drop, which I have adopted, was - 

"A viral infection typically last 7 days, if treated.  Or, a week, if not."

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10 minutes ago, Bus Driver said:

As an undergrad, I took a Virology class taught by the head of Pediatric Immunology at Hopkins.

A comment he liked to drop, which I have adopted, was - 

"A viral infection typically last 7 days, if treated.  Or, a week, if not."

The immune system is an incredible thing. We are still taking baby steps in understanding it.

- DSK

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9 minutes ago, Bus Driver said:

As an undergrad, I took a Virology class taught by the head of Pediatric Immunology at Hopkins.

A comment he liked to drop, which I have adopted, was - 

"A viral infection typically last 7 days, if treated.  Or, a week, if not."

That reminds me of an old Beverly Hillbillies episode. Mr. Drysdale had bad cold and was upset that his Dr. told him it would pass in seven to ten days. The Clampetts heard about his cold and offered to help by having Granny gin up her sure-fire cure. Much hilarity ensues over brewing up the concoction and after Drysdale consumes the noxious substance, asks if this stuff really works. Why sure! says Jed. Works every time, why in a week or 10 days you'll feel fit as a fiddle.

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47 minutes ago, Raz'r said:

Oh, I really hate that one. A co-worker, who I really do like and care about, has this thing about demanding antibiotics every time she catches a cold

Well pneumonia is often both viral and bacterial . . 

Docs often prescribe anti-biotics for the bacterial part, 

several times in my case. 

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21 minutes ago, AJ Oliver said:
1 hour ago, Raz'r said:

Oh, I really hate that one. A co-worker, who I really do like and care about, has this thing about demanding antibiotics every time she catches a cold

Well pneumonia is often both viral and bacterial . . 

Docs often prescribe anti-biotics for the bacterial part, 

several times in my case. 

The Rhinovirus, on the other hand....

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57 minutes ago, Steam Flyer said:

The immune system is an incredible thing. We are still taking baby steps in understanding it.

- DSK

I'll be teaching a section of Anatomy & Physiology, this year (after a longish break).  Reading up and found Bill Bryson's "The Body" to be a delightful and informative resource.  If you've read him, this is a good one.  If you haven't, I highly recommend.

Especially "A Short History of Nearly Everything".

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26 minutes ago, AJ Oliver said:

Well pneumonia is often both viral and bacterial . . 

Docs often prescribe anti-biotics for the bacterial part, 

several times in my case. 

umm, did you miss the part where I wrote "cold" 

I specifically didn't write "pneumonia"

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24 minutes ago, Raz'r said:

umm, did you miss the part where I wrote "cold" 

I specifically didn't write "pneumonia"

How did you expect that poor lady to be able to tell the difference ?? 

yellow vs clear phlegm ? 

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1 hour ago, Raz'r said:

You're a nut.

I made a civil comment, and you went ad hominem . . 

From the Center For Evidence-Based Medicine  

(I am no authority on medical issues, but I ask a lot of questions - so call me a "nut") 

 Distinguishing viral pneumonia from bacterial pneumonia is difficult in the community. In some cases, they could co-exist, increasing the chance of a more unfortunate outcome. 

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2 minutes ago, AJ Oliver said:

I made a civil comment, and you went ad hominem . . 

From the Center For Evidence-Based Medicine  

(I am no authority on medical issues, but I ask a lot of questions - so call me a "nut") 

 Distinguishing viral pneumonia from bacterial pneumonia is difficult in the community. In some cases, they could co-exist, increasing the chance of a more unfortunate outcome. 

Do you often confuse the "cold" with pneumonia?

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1 minute ago, Bus Driver said:

Do you often confuse the "cold" with pneumonia?

I've had both, though not sure it was both at the same time. 

When you feel really craptastic, you don't think your best. 

And a VA doc did give me anti-biotics as a precaution. 

Perhaps it was because I am at risk. 

I'm really not trying to be a wise-ass here.  

(Some might say that I don't have to try) 

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1 hour ago, AJ Oliver said:

I've had both, though not sure it was both at the same time. 

When you feel really craptastic, you don't think your best. 

And a VA doc did give me anti-biotics as a precaution. 

Perhaps it was because I am at risk. 

I'm really not trying to be a wise-ass here.  

(Some might say that I don't have to try) 

Doctors are certainly quick to prescribe antibiotics.

Likely leading to drug resistance.

Still, a good doctor should be able discern the malady with a few questions.

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