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Old August 4 2012, 02:41 AM   #136
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^ TIL that I am not alone in wishing that some medical professionals had better people skills and the ability to realize that patients really do have an understanding of what procedures they have experienced...

Sigh.
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Old August 4 2012, 04:12 PM   #137
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TIL that TSQ has unique boobs. Also that below the therapeutic dose of medication can still be too much if you're small and sensitive. Anyone for hypomania?
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Old August 4 2012, 07:07 PM   #138
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TIL that you should never underestimate the foot traffic in a local toy shop at 10 A.M. Kinda small or not, that place can hold a lot of people on a Saturday morning when it wants to.
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Old August 6 2012, 12:20 AM   #139
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TIL that our society has gradually over a long span of time made sugar so pervasive in our foods that we've become addicted to it. And this is fueling all kinds of problems, like increased diabetes and even cancer (sugar helps fuel tumor growth). Also, sugar substitutes are generally not good for us as well. The real solution? Wean yourself off of sugar. Eat less!
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Old August 6 2012, 08:56 AM   #140
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^Yeah yeah... I could cut out sugar and live longer... but then again... Root Beer Floats.
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Old August 6 2012, 02:50 PM   #141
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^Ice cream in any form.
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Old August 6 2012, 04:07 PM   #142
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A lot of kids walk down our road during school term time as there are 5 schools within walking distance of our house, and if I had a pound for every wrapper we and our neighbours have had thrown in our front gardens we could hire a private security service.
Here's what to do about it (if you are really mad about it):

Every time there's a wrapper in your garden you call ALL of the schools and rant for no less than ten minutes about how they aren't doing their jobs if that's what they teach the children and whatever else you can think of (don't cuss but talk in upper case and don't let them get a word in). It would be good if you could also get your neighbours to do this.

Shortly after this kind of campaign you'll see the schools beginning to take the problem serious, either by employing someone for the sole purpose of listening to your rants or by trying to teach the kids not to litter (not that it is the schools job to teach kids this sort of thing, but they are the ones you can rant to... they'll then have to contact the parents of the little delinquents).
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Old August 6 2012, 04:19 PM   #143
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TIL that our society has gradually over a long span of time made sugar so pervasive in our foods that we've become addicted to it.
This, basically, is due to bad parenting: Breast milk is sweet, kids like this so when you stop feeding them this sweet milk they won't take the substitute... one way to make them is to sweeten the substitute and this is done in most of not all commercial products plus loads of baby-foods are actually extremely sweet -for things made out of peas, broccoli and whatnot.

Letting the older kids have fruit-juice or soda with their meals might make for a more smooth operation of the family at this time of day where tired adults, just home from work, only want a bit of peace and quiet with their meal and are in no mood to do their second job; the hard one called parenting.

Obviously the industry complies with the wishes of the consumer -they are not to blame (for once).


^Not my own theory, something I read years ago.
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Old August 6 2012, 09:35 PM   #144
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TIL that when you take an umbrella with you because the weatherman says it's about to pour buckets, nothing happens. But when you don't take one with you just to walk down the road and buy a gallon of milk, you get wet.
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Old August 6 2012, 09:39 PM   #145
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I have never bothered owning an umbrella. If I get wet, I get wet.
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Old August 6 2012, 09:41 PM   #146
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^ I've been using umbrellas since I was twelve
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Old August 6 2012, 09:43 PM   #147
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I don't know if my family ever used umbrellas either. I mean, we drive everywhere, so it's not like we're ever outside in the rain for longer than a few seconds.
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Old August 6 2012, 09:50 PM   #148
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That's the cultural difference speaking; here it's normal to WALK to the corner-shop or to the bus-stop... I'm guessing you didn't ever do a lot of that
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Old August 6 2012, 09:52 PM   #149
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I just walk if it's only a couple of blocks or so. No sense burning gas in my car just for something that'll take only five or ten minutes to walk to. Besides, I need the exercise.
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Old August 6 2012, 09:54 PM   #150
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These days when I live 'downtown' I rarely go anywhere so far that I need even my bike.

And: yeah, that's a real bike! -not a motorized one.
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