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I don't know if this is the right place to post this or not. If not, Mods will move it, I'm sure. I've got some patents, some people want to test my drugs; I'm lost in the field; have no idea at all what to do. My non-profit will hire you and pay you. Help.
Don't really understand the term, but my research group wants me to do it for Twitter purposes, which I don't really understand, either.
I'm trying (and I know that this is a tough nut to crack) to explain, in layman's terms, about a new compound for the treatment of cystic fibrosis.
Would you guys read some of this and criticize me, please? I want to do it right.
Edited to add this link: http://www.sharktank.org/melanie_childers/...
I was trying to make a left hand turn and then decided against it when I noticed that my car wasn't going in the direction I was pointing it in. The cop stopped me because I was in the middle lane and trying to make a left hand turn from it. I pulled over and he pulled up on my right, instead of behind me. He motioned me to turn down my passenger side window and asked me where I learned to drive. I told him I learned in Texas. He said that I was on a three lane road and trying to turn from the middle lane. I told him that I couldn't tell it was the middle lane because there were no lines on the road that I could see because the snow was covering them up. He just shook his head and watched me try to drive over the curb. Heh.
DENVER – The auditorium lights turned low, the service begins with the familiar rhythms of church: children singing, hugs and handshakes of greeting, a plea for donations to fix the boiler.
Then the 55-year-old pastor with spiked gray hair and blue jeans launches into his weekly welcome, a poem-like litany that includes the line "queer or straight here, there's no hate here."
The Rev. Mark Tidd initially used the word "gay." But he changed it to "queer" because it's the preferred term of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people invited to participate fully at Highlands Church.
Tidd is an outlaw pastor of sorts. His community, less than a year old, is an evangelical Christian church guided both by the Apostle's Creed and the belief that gay people can embrace their sexual orientation as God-given and seek fulfillment in committed same-sex relationships.
More here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091220/ap_on_...
I recently flew from Canton, IL to Portland, OR. I checked two bags. One of the bags had an outside zippered compartment, into which I put my journal. When I opened the bag's main compartment, it had one of those slips in it, from TSA, that says that they searched the bag. But, when I opened the outside zippered compartment, and I got my journal out, the journal, itself, had in it, stuck inside like a bookmark, another slip in it.
You know, this pisses me off. These people wanted me to know that they had been inside of my journal, reading it.
This is from The Examiner:
Malik Hasan is the shooter responsible
for slaughtering 13 people and wounding 31 othersNidal Malik Hasan, the army major responsible for slaughtering 13 unarmed people, and wounding another 38 on Thursday the 5th of November at Fort Hood military base in Killeen, TX, may have been treating himself with psychotropic medications.
The major was about to deploy overseas, and didn't make it a secret that he was dissatisfied with the move. According to retired Army Col. Terry Lee, Major Hasan frequently argued with military personnel about their support of the wars in Iraq, and Afghanistan, and tried to weasel out of of his pending deployment, according to Fox News in Dallas.
The Huffington Post reported that soldiers deployed overseas used to be given an anti-malarial drug called mefloquine, but in 2002 three soldiers murdered their wifes, and the drug took the heat for possibly causing their behavior. The drug has serious side-effects including psychotic behavior. Vanity Fair's Maureen Orth did a story on the Fort Bragg murders in 2002.
It would also be interesting to see whether Major Hasan was being given this drug as he was about to be deployed overseas. Given his already suspecdt behavior, this may have sent him over the edge.
I found the motherlode of news stories linking these medications with violence. Here is the link: http://ssristories.com/index.php
Here is an example of a tragedy, from a news story listed on this site:
'Four people dead is four too many'
Don Schell was taking a Prozac-type antidepressant when he killed his wife,
daughter and granddaughter, then turned the gun on himself. His son-in-law
sued the drugs company - and won £5m. Sarah Boseley meets him
Thursday August 9, 2001
Tim Tobin was an ordinary guy with a wife and a baby daughter living in small
town America and that was just fine. He and his family were simple, normal
people, he says. They didn't want to be anything different. He and Deb, his
wife and their nine-month-old baby, Alyssa, lived in Montana, but they spent
a lot of time over the Wyoming border with Deb's parents, Don and Rita
Schell, in the small oil town of Gillette. Alyssa was the first grandchild
and everybody adored her.
It was the life they wanted. Tim and Deb expected to bring up their children
in Montana, just as they had been brought up themselves - close to
generations of people they held dear. But it all went shockingly wrong.
In February 1998, Deb and the baby were staying with her parents in Gillette.
Deb was there for a break and stayed for two weeks because she got ill while
she was there. Meanwhile, her father Don was feeling low. He had suffered
occasional bouts of depression in the past and it had happened again. The
doctor put him on an antidepressant called Paxil (Seroxat in the UK) - a drug
in the same class as Prozac.
Two days later, Don Schell, the non-violent family man and doting
grandfather, took a .22 calibre pistol and a 357 magnum in the middle of the
night and shot dead the three people in the world dearest to him - his wife
Rita, his daughter Deb and baby Alyssa. Then he killed himself. The following
afternoon Tim Tobin found the scene of carnage that will stay with him as
long as he lives.
Japanese men battle epic loneliness by fostering intense relationships, and romance, with stuffed pillows representing teenage girls
Chuck Shepherd – Sun Aug 30, 1:00 am ET
Lonely Japanese men (and a few women) with rich imaginations have created a thriving subculture ("otaku") in which they have all-consuming relationships with figurines that are based on popular anime characters. "The less extreme," reported a New York Times writer in July, obsessively collect the dolls. The hardcore otaku "actually believes that a lumpy pillow with a drawing of a (teenage character) is his girlfriend," and takes her out in public on romantic dates. "She has really changed my life," said "Nisan," 37, referring to his gal, Nemutan. (The otaku dolls are not to be confused with the life-size, anatomically-correct dolls that other lonely men use for sex.) One forlorn "2-D" (so named for preferring relationships with two-dimensionals) said he would like to marry a real, 3-D woman, "(b)ut look at me. How can someone who carries this (doll) around get married?"
Strange feeling. I guess I could have had the publishing company send me a free copy, but I bought one for a friend and for myself.
It's a textbook for research scientists about cystic fibrosis and I wrote one of the chapters. It took me about two weeks to write it, which is a record time for me. My first paper took me two years to write and even then I wouldn't send it out for publication. My second only took me a year, and I did send it for publication, although I don't like it, now.
It's going to be strange, getting a book with my name in it as an author. But it feels really good. Especially so, since I am a self-taught scientist.
Cop accused of pulling gun while waiting for food
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AURORA, Colo. – A Denver police officer has been charged with felony menacing for allegedly brandishing his gun at a McDonald's restaurant after getting tired of waiting for his food. Derrick Curtis, 29, Saunders also face charges of prohibited use of a weapon, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct.
An employee at the Aurora restaurant told investigators that two Denver police officers were waiting for their food at the drive-through window May 21 when one grew impatient and pulled his gun.
No one was injured.
Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson told The Denver Post that Saunders had been suspended with pay and would be put on unpaid leave once the department is formally notified of the charges.
There was no answer Monday at a phone number listed for Derrick Saunders.
I know there are people on DU who seem as if they are deifying Obama. I don't think that I do that. And I'm not doing it now.
BUT, if you owe a student loan, he's done something great for you. And I think the guy is going to get a halfway decent healthcare bill passed, too.
I see his faults, as well. But, I think that he is playing it safe during his first term, so that he will get elected to another term.
However, if these first five months are anything to judge by, he's going to be a great president. I think that a lot of the American people are going to be very happy with him.
He needs to fire Geithner, though.
I miss her so much. Her name is Loretta. She's had a rough life. She was rescued, dying, from some people who were starving her. She's looking beautiful now. And, it turns out she is a Lineback Dun, of all things. I don't know much about Lineback Duns, and I didn't know she was one when I adopted her. I just saw a very sick horse who needed me, so I took care of her.
Anyway, I missed her so much, so I had some friends go out to get some pictures of her for me, and I called while they were out at the stables and had them put the cell phone up to her ear. I'm sure she heard me, and she can distinguish my voice (it's kind of a hoarse, squeaky voice that I have). She calmed down with her handlers when she heard my voice and they said that they could tell she was listening. I hope she did hear me. I love her so much and my God I miss her!
They are asking me for my opinions on who will be leaders in the area of Cystic Fibrosis research and if I want to be invited to participate in clinical trials and give presentations.
I'm not sure what to say. I'm not a doctor and they apparently think that I am. I know that if I tell them I'm just a person who studied the disease for a long time and educated myself enough to figure it out, they won't take me seriously.
saying something about police brutality. Can anyone here help?
I realize I might get stopped more often, but I'm squeaky clean. Plus, I have a video cam in my truck.
I sometimes feel as if I work a lot of hours in the day. Like from morning to morning. I am a partner in a business where I handle most of the work, or I see to it that it gets handled, or I put out the fires as they flare up. I work in my various offices and then when I get home, I work some more. Sometimes, I stay up night after night, until one, two and three am, working, because I have to get something done for a deadline. I always have three or four or even five projects going at any one time, and I "knock them off" one by one, but each one is replaced by yet another project. And--this is what is bothering me--I ALWAYS feel guilty that I am not working enough.
Am I a workaholic, or am I just someone who has a job cut out for them and is trying to get it done? It seems like my whole life revolves around my work. And I realize that when you run your own business, this is supposed to be the norm, but I am beginning to wonder if this is the way that it should be. I don't really mind that things are out of balance like this, but what bothers me is the guilt that I am not working enough. Why is that there when I seem to be working almost every minute of the day?
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