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  • Dr. Lisa Bardack’s Faustian Bargain

    09/24/2016 3:15:03 PM PDT · 43 of 48
    Carborundum to canuck_conservative
  • Dr. Lisa Bardack’s Faustian Bargain

    09/24/2016 3:10:01 PM PDT · 42 of 48
    Carborundum to canuck_conservative

    A retired intensive care doc from Florida has posted several Youtube discussions on this point. Each 20-45 minutes long.

    You can get pneumonia from aspirating food particles, saliva, mucus, etc, at the back of the mouth—rather than going down the esophagus to the stomach, it goes down the trachea/windpipe into the lungs. There are non-pathogenic bacteria (”normal oral flora”) in the mouth that will be included, and end up going down the windpipe, by gravity, into the lungs. Once there, they can lead to bacterial pneumonia. Where is this aspiration pneumonia most likely to appear? At the end of the straightest bronchial tubes going down into the lungs—the “right middle lobe”. Where did the CT scan that Bardack got show the pneumonia? The Right Middle Lobe (RML). Best explanation for a non-contagious RML peneumonia, in somewith with swallowing difficulty and severe chronic coughs (from stuff going down the ‘wrong tube’)? Aspiration pneumonia. Usually seen in ICU patients, who are sedated. It should go away easily with simple antibiotics, and not be transmitted to other people because it is caused by the “normal” bugs we have residing in our mouths and noses.

    Why would HRC have these aspiration/swallowing problems? The FL doc said he thought it was due to progression of Parkinson Disease, that he thinks she has had for 7-10 years and is getting worse.

    If I can find his tapes I will post a link.

  • ‘There will be more’: Chilling 911 call after the Chelsea explosion

    09/18/2016 4:36:41 PM PDT · 88 of 102
    Carborundum to dp0622

    Sounds like the Manhattan scene I knew. Infested wall-to-wall with hard-core left-wingers. And more than a few gays, who almost all were left wing. Got out of there 15-20 yrs ago. Rarely gone back, don’t miss it. Have not gotten back to the Island either, except to visit/neaten up family plots in the cemetery every few years when I can.
    Good luck. May the next Mayoral election turn out that wacko Del Blasio.

  • ‘There will be more’: Chilling 911 call after the Chelsea explosion

    09/18/2016 3:59:22 PM PDT · 82 of 102
    Carborundum to dp0622

    To answer your first question, no, you cannot call yourself a Staten Islander if you are going into the city to work and rubbing shoulders with a bunch of Brooklynites and Bronxites. That is too much psychological contamination. Now if you lived in Tottenville, or in selected circumstances anywhere south of Bay Terrace, and worked on the island or in Perth Amboy, IMO you could get away with it. Sorry.
    Agree with your comments in the 2nd post. When I lived on the south shore, I always had to wait in line for at least an hour to cast my ballot in Presidential elections. I moved to Manhattan for a few years later in life—heavy duty Dem-Lib district. Never had to wait to vote for more than about 30 seconds after I walked into the polling place. Of course, I was probably one of about 3 people in that E.D. who voted Pubbie or Conservative. Funny how that worked in a Dem-run city.

  • 'It's an insult': Disbelief of William Petit who was forced to listen to wife being raped and killed

    06/16/2016 2:02:03 PM PDT · 30 of 39
    Carborundum to Clintonfatigued

    I don’t think his campaign has a website yet. I suspect this is a half-hearted effort because that Plainville-New Britain district has been in the hands of the ‘crats for decades. If he seriously wanted to get involved, Dr. Petit probably would have run for Congress from the 5th district against Espy. She might have been vulnerable, and that district is largely suburban and rural, with a fair number of (R)-controlled towns. The 5th was represented for years by Nancy Johnson, until the dems took the seat probably 10 yrs ago now.
    Bill Petit is a good man. When he was still practicing endocrinology, his patients loved him. He was about the best around. I remember his inner office at the Joslin Clinic in Plainville. Above the inside door frame, there was a framed 8 x 10” photo of him shaking hands with President Regan, Geo.H.W.Bush looking on. I never asked him about it, but from the background it looked like it was taken in the White House.

  • Sharia-Compliant Financing Secured for Lux Condos, Islamic Museum Near Ground Zero

    05/22/2016 6:29:43 PM PDT · 18 of 40
    Carborundum to Whenifhow

    This site is that of the former Burlington Coat Factory building. On the morning of 9-11-01, the store had not opened and the sales staff was having breakfast in the basement when the WTC was hit. The landing gear of one of the jetliners hit the roof of this building and damaged the upper floors. It never re-opened as a store. I guess in the view of these Mohammadans the site is an ideal place for a victory mosque or memorial to their “brave fighters”. So this seems like an “end around”, to salvage part of the original mosque plan that was blocked by the public outcry.


  • What Could Terrorists Do to Vegas?

    08/30/2014 10:36:18 AM PDT · 48 of 69
    Carborundum to grania

    I halfway agree with you. But on 9-11-01, they executed a plan that was dependent on coordinated attacks at different locatons, designed to bring down the economy. Rather creative, far more advanced than John Mohammad, Fort Hood or the Boston marathon attacks. I expect no less the next time. It took 19 of them in ‘01. How many AQ agents are now hiding in the country, thanks to Obama’s open borders policy? Maybe with green cards, maybe frankly as illagal
    aliens? There are lots of soft targets in the US, and taking out 50, or 100 or 500 key structures could bring the economy to its knees. Think they have not figured that out? I don’t. I just think they will wait until B0 is out of office to attack. The AQ/ISL types would not want to embarrass a fellow Mohammadan.
    The price of liberty is eternal vigilance. There is a good chance our survival depends on a vigilant citizenry, in the heartland and elsewhere.

  • Students Scramble for Tickets to See Obama at CCSU (minimum wage speech)

    03/03/2014 7:03:32 PM PST · 29 of 48
    Carborundum to Seattle Conservative

    The gem of the public universites in CT is UConn, the “Universisty of Connecticut” which has an undergrad campus in Storrs, in the east central part of the state, and separate professional schools (law, medicine, etc). For in-state students whose academic record (less than about a “B”) won’t get them into UConn, there are the “State University” campuses (Central, Eastern, Western and Southern CT State U’s). Central in New Britain probably has the highest non-white enrollment. All of them are liberal. Biden, for instance, came and made his anti-2nd amendment speech at Western CT State U after the Newtown shootings. That was the school Adam Lanza had attended.

    There are golf courses in the area, some good ones as mentioned by previous posters. But we have about a foot of snow on the ground now, and the ground is frozen. Doubt B0 would be planning a round in this area. More likely coming to hang out with his pal Duval.

  • Doctors Abandoning Private Practice in Droves to Work at Hospitals

    02/17/2014 2:18:30 PM PST · 66 of 66
    Carborundum to Texas Songwriter

    Sorry for the delay in responding.

    Agree with all your points, particularly on the ACA, and the lack of understanding by the public as to its implications. To me it appears to be designed to usher in a single payer system, most likely built on the British model. Complete with and equivalent of the Liverpool Care Plan, if I read Zeke Emanuel’s blueprint correctly. That graph included in their 2009 Lancet paper (on age dependent probability of qualifying for health care expenditures) shows their truly vile intent, IMO. Throws 2500 years of medical ethics out the window.

  • Doctors Abandoning Private Practice in Droves to Work at Hospitals

    02/16/2014 12:50:11 PM PST · 59 of 66
    Carborundum to Texas Songwriter

    I hear you. Largely agree.
    Saw what was coming and quit a hospital-employed practice (primary care IM) about a year ago. Glad I did. Fed up with the changes even then. But am keeping my irons in the fire for now—working part time in a specialty clinic a few shifts per week. Not sure what the future will bring, and I think keeping credentials up to date may provide me useful flexibility when the SHTF. Have you considered Locums?
    BTW—largely agree with your analysis of UC clinics. Most around hear staffed with mid-levels. A few are OK. Sorry to hear of your daughter’s experience. Every doc should know when and how to evaluate an acute abdomen. Physical diagnosis 101.

  • White girl: 'I'm tired of being looked at like prey'

    02/16/2014 11:59:33 AM PST · 89 of 109
    Carborundum to Mr Rogers

    I suspect this blurb from the article will answer your question:

    About the author

    Tracey Halvorsen
    President & Chief Visionary Officer at Fastspot. Artist, animal lover, writer, liberal, joker, traveller. Life’s short, have fun. Contact the author.

  • Man, 30, dies during EIGHT HOUR wait in an emergency room after going in for a rash

    01/26/2014 3:21:22 PM PST · 49 of 66
    Carborundum to nascarnation

    A reasonable thought. According to this, he did have a history of drug abuse, and even tho’ the family said he had been clean recently....

    it is not unknown for IVDUs to shoot up in the rest-rooms while waiting to be seen at EDs in some NYC hospitals (or even on the wards if they are inpatients). Sad case anyway you look at it.

  • Natural homophobes? Evolutionary psychology and antigay attitudes

    07/29/2012 5:28:40 AM PDT · 34 of 51
    Carborundum to Maelstorm

    If a heterosexual man pursues/oogles/pesters a woman because he is seeking physical relationship, that is rightly called sexual harrassment and he is subject to disdain at the least, and legal action or occasionally physical punishment for that offending behavior.

    If a homosexual man engages in parallel obnoxious behaviors toward a heterosexual man, seeking a physical relationship, the liberals tell us that that is just “cruising”. If the heterosexual reacts with disgust, that is now considered abnormal and “homophobic”.

    Or so the liberal establishment tells us.

    This, of course,is the sort of thinking that allowed Sandusky to “do his thing” for all those years.

  • Doctor of Colorado suspect had been disciplined by medical board

    07/29/2012 4:00:36 AM PDT · 16 of 56
    Carborundum to Mr. Bird

    As a physician and psychiatrist, she must have been aware of her obligations under the Tarasoff decision. The question will be whether Holmes made explicit threats that she was aware of and ignored. If no such threats were made, their communications are clearly covered by HIPAA, and she would be barred from disclosing any information to outside individuals without his written permission, under penalty of substantial fines and sanctions.

  • Ponzi Social Security May Be the Wedge Issue for Youth Voters

    09/11/2011 12:09:09 PM PDT · 20 of 68
    Carborundum to Comparative Advantage

    If it is any consolation to you, I am a “Boomer” who recognizes I am in the same boat as the under-40 set—I will never get back what I “put in” as the feds have turned the SSS into a straight welfare plan. I am not counting on SS retirement at all. I think it will be a pittance—and I know folks who have been told just that by SS staff. The people who will get mucho benefits are the under 40 set who get on SS disability in their 20s and 30s—and there are a lot of them—who then only work in the underground economy, if that, while living on the federal teat. And it is easy to get it in most places for psychiatric problems — “depression”, etc, which the feds allow to be easily “proven”.

  • Have MBA Schools become debtors' prisons?

    08/19/2011 9:14:10 AM PDT · 35 of 41
    Carborundum to Right Wing Assault

    Been there, done that.
    The path is rosy as long as Uncle Sam funds the NIH/NSF big time, in fields in which you can compete for extramural funding (hard to predict while you are training — long hours for short $$). Limited positions are available in the private sector for all the grads they churn out, and most are very competitive. And if you have the wrong skin color and genitalia (i.e., not a source of brownie points under EEOC criteria) the deck will very much stacked against you in academia or gov’t. Best advice—save your money once you complete the PhD program to retrain as a DDS or MD (on your savings), or figure out a way to become an entrepreneur and/or self employed. Can’t tell you how many friends and colleagues have been dead-ended after entering the NIH training grinder....

  • Barack Obama rejects calls for Eric Holder to resign

    08/13/2011 8:13:45 PM PDT · 32 of 44
    Carborundum to Red in Blue PA

    I look at it this way:
    If your BO “stinks to high heaven”, you’d probably keep an Airwick Holder close by (to try to hide the stench...). /sarc.

  • Kennedy family divided over Mass. family compound [minor barf alert]

    07/14/2011 8:23:39 PM PDT · 32 of 49
    Carborundum to CdMGuy

    William Kennedy Smith, MD was accused of rape in Palm Beach. At the time, the jury for his trial struck me as being about as insightful as OJ’s.

    There was a good article in the Washingtonian magazine about him just after the trial documenting his sexual adventures as a student in DC. This may also fill in some blanks:

  • Holder bragged about Operation Gunrunner in 2009

    07/09/2011 9:00:23 PM PDT · 58 of 86
    Carborundum to Roccus

    Holder stated:
    “Last week, our administration launched a major new effort to break the backs of the cartels. My department is committing 100 new ATF personnel to the Southwest border in the next 100 days to supplement our ongoing Project Gunrunner, DEA is adding 16 new positions on the border, as well as mobile enforcement teams, and the FBI is creating a new intelligence group focusing on kidnapping and extortion. DHS is making similar commitments, as Secretary Napolitano will detail....But as today’s conference has emphasized, the problem of arms trafficking will not be stopped at the border alone. Rather, as our experts emphasized, this is a problem that must be met as part of a comprehensive attack against the cartels – an attack in depth, on both sides of the border, that focuses on the leadership and assets of the cartel. This is the type of full-bore, prosecution-driven approach that the U.S. Department of Justice took to dismantle La Cosa Nostra”

    To me his words suggest far more than that Holder just “knew about Gunrunner”....he knew it was going to be broadly expanded, into Mexico, 5 months before it happened.

  • Holder bragged about Operation Gunrunner in 2009

    07/09/2011 8:50:50 PM PDT · 54 of 86
    Carborundum to Smokin' Joe

    Thanks. Smoking gun indeed. It really gets interesting at the end (about 1:04) when he indicates that ATF will now be assigned to Mexico to trace weapons trafficked to the cartel members..

  • Holder bragged about Operation Gunrunner in 2009

    07/09/2011 8:42:53 PM PDT · 50 of 86
    Carborundum to Roccus

    Fair enough. But isn’t the key point that the published text of Holder’s speech in Mexico in April 2009 gives a clear indication that he was aware of plans for the DOJ/ATF/FBI to expand Gunrunner to entail operations both in Mexico and the US—just what became F&F starting 5 months later?

  • Holder bragged about Operation Gunrunner in 2009

    07/09/2011 8:30:17 PM PDT · 46 of 86
    Carborundum to Roccus

    So you don’t find the implications of the language in paragraphs 5 and 6 of his speech
    (as cited by GlockThe Vote’s thread on 7/8) a
    clear indication that Gunrunner had been expanded into something like Fast/Furious involving operations both north and south of the border?

  • Holder bragged about Operation Gunrunner in 2009

    07/09/2011 8:14:32 PM PDT · 40 of 86
    Carborundum to Jeff Chandler

    They may try. More likely just try to bury the story. But remember Buckhead and the SeeBS/Rathergate scandal. Glock The Vote may become the next Buckhead....personally, I’m praying that happens.

  • Holder bragged about Operation Gunrunner in 2009

    07/09/2011 7:48:32 PM PDT · 28 of 86
    Carborundum to Libloather
    Must admit I did not see(or find on my search before posting this piece) that thread from 7/8... but clearly the more the media picks up on this issue, the more it will bring scrutiny on Holder et al.. And as far as that goes, the more the better. No?
  • Holder bragged about Operation Gunrunner in 2009

    07/09/2011 7:31:27 PM PDT · 14 of 86
    Carborundum to Stonewall Jackson

    In a rational world, it would work that way..

  • Holder bragged about Operation Gunrunner in 2009

    07/09/2011 7:15:33 PM PDT · 1 of 86
    The article go on to detail that not only was aware of the program in 2009, but stated that he was expanding it, which clearly contradicts his May 3rd 2011 assertions of ignorance.
  • One Secret to Clocking Out May Be a Moving Van

    03/05/2011 4:00:10 PM PST · 17 of 17
    Carborundum to Little Pig

    “....The hospital in Northampton, Coolidge Memorial, is no great shakes, and the hospitals in Springfield, 20 miles away, aren’t exactly stellar either.....”

    Cooley-Dick could be a lot worse (I know more than a few folks who have had good outcomes from their inpatient services). Not sure why you don’t like Baystate and Mercy in Springfield, but most people who I talk to who have gotten medical care from their units (e.g., their EDs, or the BMC cardiology, neurosurgery, and heme-onc) don’t complain. And there is always UMass in Worcester, which provides at least decent care, and is far closer than Boston. Myself, I’v never been overly impressed by MGH, the Brigham or BI, if those are the Boston hospitals you favor. But to each his own.

    But for the issue of retiring in Northampton (or Amherst, for that matter, as you mentioned) I agree. If you want to be in the area, I’d think you’d probably be better off in Keene. Decent local hospital in the Dartmouth system, cheaper housing costs, and you get to have those neat “Live Free or Die” New Hampshire plates. Not to mention lower taxes and the privilege of living in a state not totally dominated by the ‘Crats and progressive socialists, as occurs in MA, CT and VT.

  • Joe Lieberman to retire in 2012

    02/12/2011 12:59:57 PM PST · 24 of 25
    Carborundum to nutmeg

    I cannot argue with your sentiments. CT is growing to be so leftist that any conservative Pubbie will have no chance at a statewide seat—the only shot may be someone like Scott Brown or Olympia Snow, and even a RINO like one of those two would have a slim chance here. The fact that Murphy retained his seat in congress in 2010 (that had been held by Nancy Johnson for all those years) speaks volumes. IMO,the state should be renamed “South Taxachusetts”.

  • 5 Lesser Known But Equally Insidious Recipients of George Soros’ Money

    11/21/2010 11:27:45 AM PST · 6 of 6
    Carborundum to raybbr

    To see the whole essay but avoid bringing up all 6 pages, you can also just use the “print version” button at the bottom of the first page....

  • 5 Lesser Known But Equally Insidious Recipients of George Soros’ Money

    11/21/2010 11:27:39 AM PST · 5 of 6
    Carborundum to raybbr

    To see the whole essay but avoid bringing up all 6 pages, you can also just use the “print version” button at the bottom of the first page....

  • Khalid Sheikh Mohammed? Not In My Backyard!

    11/29/2009 10:01:32 AM PST · 4 of 5
    Carborundum to AJKauf

    More great legal strategy from the guy behind the Marc Rich pardon.....

  • Let Dave and Todd work things out

    06/13/2009 10:01:44 PM PDT · 55 of 105
    Carborundum to DieHard the Hunter

    I can’t argue with your thoughts. Also, I can’t forget that Letterman is a creature of CBS, the Dan Rather network.

    IMO Letterman was funny when he was following Carson on NBC, and at first when he started at CBS. Even after Viacom took over CBS, he did funny bits lambasting Sumner Redstone and Les Moonves at first—but that material was later replaced by telephone skits where Letterman and Moonves played at being buddy-buddy, and the rest of his “jokes” IMO took a distinctly more leftist slant. The way I saw it, Viacom pulled Letterman’s leash, and he toed the corporate political line. I stopped watching Dave back then—figuring that CBS was using their late night show just as they use the news division—to spread propaganda whenever possible. I suspect that Letterman just takes their money, and for the amount they pay him, happily does their bidding.

  • Republican convention was most-watched convention on television -- ever...(Drudge)

    09/06/2008 5:11:45 PM PDT · 31 of 32
    Carborundum to nhoward14

    Yes, and both Viacom/BET and SeeBS are controlled by Sumner Redstone/National Amusements. All part and parcel of the same left-leaning conglomerate.

  • Gustav, God, and Michael Moore: Validations of a Criminal Profile

    09/06/2008 4:52:03 PM PDT · 10 of 12
    Carborundum to The Conscience of Kansas

    Welcome to FR. Nice analysis of Moore’s character traits.

  • The General Grubbiness of Allen Ginsberg Or: Why I love The New Criterion.

    09/14/2006 7:48:34 PM PDT · 36 of 39
    Carborundum to ckilmer

    No, Old Friend, I never lived in that apartment with you guys. I do remember some really good parties there, though.

    I know what you mean about the time warp. But I look back more in sadness than anger.

    Does sound like you've changed a bit. I think I was basically conservative even then, listening to Rush Limbaugh, starting the first morning he was broadcasting on WABC, and regularly after that. Just didn't advertise my political views back then--didn't need the hassle and probable ostracism. Had a different agenda in those days, and "White Harlem"/CU were so full of rabid left-wingers in those days that I kept a low profile. Nor into earning a living and young man's games than activism.

    Got out of the neighborhood a few years after you did, I guess. Now I rarely go back to NYC...and most of my dreams of that place have been triggered by 9-11.

    will continue in a Freep-mail....

  • The General Grubbiness of Allen Ginsberg Or: Why I love The New Criterion.

    09/14/2006 1:03:12 PM PDT · 32 of 39
    Carborundum to ckilmer
    Mainly what I remember of the West End from those days was a well saturated, ultra-left wing WW-2 vet who always wanted to tell me what a bunch of wimps our generation was.
    Oh, yeah, and the Jazz bands.
    Hear anything from Jordan or Wild Bob?
  • The shooting party (Tony Blankley)

    02/16/2006 7:02:34 PM PST · 76 of 78
    Carborundum to prairiebreeze

    One little issue that the MSM happily ignored that there is a federal law called HIPAA (the health insurance portability and accountability act) that specifically prohibits the release of confidential medical information without the written consent of the patient. Unauthorized disclosure can lead to a substantial fine ($50,000, if I remember). No way could the White House, or even VP Cheney himself, have legitmately provided the press corps with the info they were so obnoxiously demanding....

  • Connecticut voting for president underway

    10/27/2004 6:58:24 PM PDT · 7 of 7
    Carborundum to LurkedLongEnough

    The interesting thing is that Bysiewicz's office never compiled the votes from these Y2K "presidential" ballots. So we have no idea what percentage were for Gore--but from the stories I heard at the time, of large groups of "voters" suddenly descending on a polling place, demanding presidential ballots, leaving as a group, and then the same thing happening a little while later in an adjacent town, it's not unlikely that a lot of those ballots were cast fraudulently, and that this contributed to Gore's lopsided victory in this state and his proported larger popular vote nationally.

  • Open Letter from VietNam POW USMC/USAF Col. George "Bud"

    10/10/2004 7:48:58 PM PDT · 169 of 169
    Carborundum to AFPhys
    This letter was recently re-published in the October 2004 issue of The Veteran's Voice, a small newspaper published in Montana and apparently distributed nationwide--I picked up a copy outside my local VA Clinic. Hadn't seen this letter before--it offers great insight by a true American hero.


  • D.C. Chapter and Accuracy in Media to Hold RatherGate Protest at CBS News D.C. Bureau 9/21/04

    09/17/2004 5:43:22 PM PDT · 42 of 163
    Carborundum to sauropod

    Yep. Let me join you in that. My hope is the the sheeple lose their taste for his brand of sleaze-TV, and that eventually good ol' Les sincerely regrets that he didn't study harder in college, get into med school (or was it dent school?), and then try to do some good in the world....

  • D.C. Chapter and Accuracy in Media to Hold RatherGate Protest at CBS News D.C. Bureau 9/21/04

    09/17/2004 3:26:46 PM PDT · 22 of 163
    Carborundum to sauropod

    Fire Leslie Moonves? I think that is unlikely to happen as long as Sumner Redstone controls Viacom. As I understand it he and Moonves share a similar worldview, and both will support RATher. I suspect Moonves has good job security unless the CBS entertainment division's ratings really tank.

  • Teen reflects on damage 'radical activism' caused (Gag Alert)

    04/19/2004 5:47:21 PM PDT · 22 of 28
    Carborundum to agarrett
    Can't argue with your thoughts, especially since I believe the Constitution bars "cruel and unusual" punishments.

    On the other hand, I'd happily see the justice system make an example of him, and at least saddle him and his buddies with criminal (felony) records that could forever prevent them from expressing their lunatic-fringe notions in the voting booth....

  • Pennsylvania's Medical Malpractice Crisis Hits Home

    03/27/2004 9:05:31 PM PST · 93 of 99
    Carborundum to rogueleader
    "A lawyer can rip people off financially. A doctor deals with the health and well-being of human beings."

    Ah--an oft repeated canard. Having known folks who have died rather prematurely (by acts of suicide) after having been left destitute (and seeing themselves as having no other option) as a result of the professional services of attorneys, I cannot agree with your statement.

    It is typically alleged that "bad" doctors injure people through error or incompentence. But if you read the IOM report, the 100,000 figure includes a lot more than just "bad doctors" errors. In contrast, "good" lawyers take people (targets of their tort claims) who have no medical problems, and intentionally destroy their "well being" and often their health as well. The lawyer may justify his acts by saying "its only money", but many folks can't easily "bounce back" after their depredations.

    But I guess you'd say, "Justice is nothing more, and nothing less, than what the Judge says it is". And in the view of the legal profession, we just have to accept this state of affairs, which oddly enough, benefits them so much....

  • Bill Would Help Thousands Exposed to 9/11 Dust Plume

    03/27/2004 6:38:23 PM PST · 50 of 72
    Carborundum to I still care
    Pneumonia on Long Island attributed to the debris cloud? I've heard a couple of talks over the past year or so by Dr. Herbert's colleagues from the Mt. Sinai clinic, and I don't remember them raising this as an issue in the GZ workers they've been following. So I guess I'd be surprised if your fears are correct. Even if the part of LI your mother lives in is Brooklyn Heights.

    Instead, I'd wonder about another possibility. If your mother was like so many of us in the tristate region, she was overwhelmed with shock and sorrow. And, if she was like me (and many others with close ties to the city and the financial district) there was also unspeakable rage, such as we never have felt before (even after the Florida State Supreme Court decision in 2000). For me, there was no easy place to channel my emotions. I know I was not sleeping or eating well during those days. I'm sure my stress hormones were sky high. And high stress hormones (cortisol, etc) can inhibit your immune system and lower your resistance to microbial pathogens--both viral and bacterial. In a susceptible individual, this could easily lead to respiratory infections that could evolve into pneumonia.

  • AP: How the White House Shelved MTBE Ban (AP Hit Piece)

    02/16/2004 4:48:06 PM PST · 18 of 19
    Carborundum to Alissa

    06/26/2003 6:29:45 PM PDT · 17 of 26
    Carborundum to RaceBannon
    Thanks for the heads up. Looks great! I hope the thunderstorms that are predicted for Friday evening hold off--I don't imagine they will launch into heavy weather, (but this approaching cold front will be welcome....)

    I'll try to come by, but if we can't make it to the fairgrounds, at least I'll know to wave from the ground if I see Abner floating over.....

  • vanity: Prayer Request for me, RaceBannon

    06/03/2003 7:51:38 PM PDT · 264 of 327
    Carborundum to RaceBannon
    My prayers are with you, Race.

    It sounds like you are in good hands--as you say, they
    have about the best shoulder specialists in the state in Farmington--and PT is first rate too. Hang in there.

    Think of it like a roller coaster. A bit scary at times but have faith it will all come out ok at the end.

  • U.S. taste for French wine: soured?

    05/18/2003 6:26:30 PM PDT · 38 of 43
    Carborundum to TXBubba
    Have you tried the first generation antihistamines like Benadryl/diphenhydramine or chlorpheniramine? They are available without a prescription, cheap and more potent than Allegra. Or if you want a non-sedating agent, have you tried Claritin/Alavert? Both of them are now available over the counter, but may be a bit less potent than Allegra. If you need a stronger non-sedating antihistamine, Zyrtec (made by Pfizer in the USA) is a very close substitute for Allegra.
  • HILLARY'S BOOK DISASTER: Tell-All Doesn't Tell Nearly Enough

    04/24/2003 8:00:16 PM PDT · 168 of 182
    Carborundum to Revolting cat!
    I think part of the picture is that Simon & Schuster is owned by Viacom. For Viacom (that also owns CBS), the $8 million is pocket change.