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  1. turgilsa commented on Mike Lester 8 days ago

    ISIL stands for “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” … considering its NAME claims to be Islamic it is silly to pretend it is NOT Islamic”

    If you call a tail a leg, does a dog have five legs?

    No. Calling a tail a leg does not make it a leg.

  2. turgilsa commented on Rubes 25 days ago

    Where’s Hobbes?

  3. turgilsa commented on Jim Morin 26 days ago

    ROTF..I didn’t realize you were being sardonic until the second paragraph. Good one!!

  4. turgilsa commented on Non Sequitur 2 months ago

    Except that the rules of soccer don’t demand hooliganism and the rules of religion demand violence against non-believers.

  5. turgilsa commented on Wizard of Id 2 months ago

    “Most people would be shocked to find that bottled water is more expensive than the gas they put in their cars.”

    It is also unhealthier than tap water. Bottled water is highly acidic. Just plain water is 7.0 ph. Bottled water is about 5.7-6.0. To be healthy, your body ph level should be about 7.2.

  6. turgilsa commented on Non Sequitur 2 months ago

    Late last year a frightening study was published in the respected Journal of the American Medical Association.

    It looked at thousands of men who were treated at VA hospitals and given those testosterone patches and gels, the same ones you see advertised on TV. It found that these meds can increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, and death by up to 30 percent!

    The FDA immediately called for an investigation. That was back in January.

    But in the meantime, because of that JAMA study, experts have come forward to tell the real story about Low T.

    One was a Harvard M.D. who specializes in the study of male hormones. He declared that “there is no such disease,” and that low testosterone is entirely made up as a “treatable condition.”

    The group Public Citizen has also recently petitioned the FDA to have a “black box” warning added to these drugs about those heart risks.

    But back to that JAMA study.

    Very recently, letters have started appearing in the publication claiming the study is not valid. And a brand new organization was formed to help bash it. It has a very official-sounding name, The Androgen Study Group, and it’s staffed by MDs.

    Now this group is wasting no time in telling everyone it can that the JAMA study is hogwash and they want it retracted. It said the researchers “can’t get the numbers right,” and that the group was formed to respond to these “unscientific attacks” on Low T therapy.

    It’s also getting lots of press — with headlines saying that study is “misleading” and that testosterone therapy “does not cause heart attacks.”

    But just what is this “study group,” and who are all these doctors who are encouraging men to get on these risky drugs?

    Its web site looks very scientific. It even has that famous drawing by da Vinci of the man in the circle with four arms in its logo. And it says right on the front that it’s an “independent professional organization” that doesn’t “receive any funding from pharmaceutical companies.”

    But that’s not exactly true. While the “study group” itself may not be funded by Big Pharma, you can’t say the same about the doctor who heads it. He has admitted to receiving payments from AbbVie, which makes the biggest selling testosterone treatment there is, AndroGel.

    Suddenly this group doesn’t look quite so “independent” anymore.

    And many of the others doctors who signed that letter the group sent, the one asking JAMA to retract the study, have “relationships” with other drug companies that make Low T treatments.

    We know by now not to trust the FDA for anything. But we also shouldn’t put our trust in a so-called “independent professional organization” whose members have ties to Big Pharma. Especially one whose sole purpose is to dupe men into treating a “non-condition” — and increasing their risk of heart disease and death in the process.

  7. turgilsa commented on Mike Luckovich 3 months ago

    Back in the thirties, the name Redskin was not considered pejorative. In fact, back then you could have had The Texas Wetbacks or the New Orleans Niggers and not been criticized. It was a very different world then.

  8. turgilsa commented on Mike Lester 4 months ago

    The problem with resorting to nearly nothing but stereotypes is that you are so often wrong.

  9. turgilsa commented on Wizard of Id 4 months ago

    Yeah, further generally relates to time and farther to distance.

  10. turgilsa commented on Mike Luckovich 4 months ago

    We don’t have government run health care systems, we have government run health insurance systems.