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Member since 28 November 2011 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching Bollman Leave.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: John Simon aka The Beast
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • SOCCER TEAM: Bayern Munich

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Comment 04 Feb 2016

The comment in the article was interesting, he is saying type 1 is only a symptom of an underlying autoimmune disease.  They aren't curing the disease, just making it more livable.  Which is pretty typical for medical companies, they don't make money off of curing diseases, only finding ways to allow us to live with them.  Didn't seem like your typical crazy commenter:

What most don't understand is that diabetes is a symptom of the underlying autoimmune disease. I have Type I diabetes, but as a result of the autoimmune disease, I also have a thyroid problem and my digestive system is having autoimmune issues. Diabetes is just a symptom and that is all this is treating. Although this sounds like a wonderful treatment, and will greatly improve the lives of people suffering Type I Diabetes, it is only a treatment, not a cure. To be a cure, the true underlying problem needs to be resolved, with no subsequent treatments for the rest of the patients life.

Dr. Denise Faustman of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medicine is working on a true cure for the autoimmune disease, although she is getting no support from the large organizations that claim to want a cure. Check out her work if you are interested.

Comment 04 Feb 2016

Waste of money.  They should be putting money together to get the residents filters, not adding to the polution problem by giving them plastic bottles that take 450 years to decompose.

Comment 04 Feb 2016

I'm curious when people are going to wake up and realize that the B1G conference could give two shits how much money your athletic program brings in, as long as you bring in the REAL money for research grants.  Purdue is a member of the B1G and a member of their consortium of colleges that bring in gigantic, and i mean GIGANTIC, grant funds from private and federal grants (its called the CIC).  Football is a penny in the ocean compared to the money these schools see in research.  Even Ohio States athletic budget is nothing compared to their research arm.  

CIC members, when viewed collectively, conduct a combined total of $8 billion in funded research

That billion with a B bitches, your football aint shit.

Comment 02 Feb 2016

Well for me Scooby, currently I am house hunting with my wife to move to an area with "better" schools for our kids.  It's mind blowing how i'm going to have to blow a bunch of money to make sure my kids don't come home pregnant, beat up, swearing like sailors, and doing drugs.  Yes, I said AND.  They aren't even in elementary school yet.  The public school systems are so bad now...

Comment 02 Feb 2016

Would you lean over, your mouth two inches from her ear, and scream "LEARN TO OPERATE THE F'ING ELEVATOR BUTTONS!!"

haha, yes, yes I would. I have done this exact thing to my co-worker, who I know and he laughed his ass off.  

Comment 02 Feb 2016

Couldn't have said this better myself.  This is a silly thing to discuss.  This is like your own personal pet died, and then you find out some guy died downtown.  You are going to feel bad about the guy, but you are going to feel awful about your personal pet whom you've seen every day die.  

Its not the animal part, its the proximity and familiarity with that object that upset people.  Not to mention nobody knew who he was until much later, and not to be insensitive, but the guy was drunk and died doing something kinda stupid.  I'm not trying to be mean about it, but its a little different situation.

Comment 02 Feb 2016

also, in the future, link your expenditures on your credit card with software that acts as if those charges were debit charges.  So it takes it out of your total.  Your balance sheet will look less then what you actually have at the bank, but this way, treating it like a debit, you can make sure you actually have the money in your account to pay it off.  I used to do this manually, write down every receipt on to a balance pad, but now i got it all doing it automatically.  Treat it like a debit card, and your credit will improve gradually over time, without ever paying a cent in interest.

also the added benefit of you saying "ah, don't have the money to buy that today" is a powerful tool to show the wife...