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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Real Pictures of Real Seti Friends (Message 1803531)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Sue - lovely picture!

Ulibelle and company - lovely picture!

Thanks you for sharing these special photos with all of us!!!
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Proper use of Go Fund Me (Message 1803530)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Awesome van! Congratulations on the new set of wheels!!!
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday II - Double Digits, but no double chins!!! (Message 1803441)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Vic, I think you mis-understood my question. I certainly wasn't implying that you should post your health report card, especially the more personal stuff (Merciful heavens!!!), but congratulations on being so healthy.

I only asked you whether you thought that the health screenings that your doctor orders for you and the advice that your doctor gives you would be different if your doctor knew your exact weight on the day of an appointment, as opposed to your doctor knowing your approximate, self-reported weight on the day of an appointment.

My argument is that having a scale that records your exact weight would probably not change what your doctor says to you or what health screenings your doctor orders for you.

If (heaven forbid!!!) you had to have surgery, then an exact weight recording would probably be warranted so that you could be properly and safely anesthetized, but for an ordinary doctor's visit I simply cannot imagine any difference your actual weight vs your recorded weight would make in how your doctor manages your care.
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins - 256 (Message 1803429)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
I'm winner of this thread.

Indeed, you were the winner... until I came along!!!
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday II - Double Digits, but no double chins!!! (Message 1803428)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
...the office relies on Me to give them a reading of My weight, their
scale goes to 300lbs only, I tried to get one that went higher, the office
ignored the request...


Vic, you have mentioned this scale issue many times before. I've resisted commenting in the past, but truth be told, my curiosity is piqued. This time around I am simply going to ask you... What do you think would be different, in terms of the doctor's medical advice to you, were the doctor to verify your exact weight vs having you simply report to him that you weigh around 400 pounds, give or take 20 pounds on either side of 400?

It does not really make sense for your doctor to invest in a scale that precisely weighs 1% or maybe 2% of his patient caseload, as his advice to this subset of patients is probably going to be the same whether they weigh in at 300 or at 400 pounds.

We all know the medical health risks of obesity - Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, stroke, cancer, breathing disorders, gallbladder disease, fertility problems, sexual dysfunction, fatty liver disease and osteoarthritis.

A patient who weighs 300 pounds would probably get the same health checks, and the same medical advice, as a patient who weighs 400 pounds.

Truth be told, I'm with the doctor on this one!

Why buy an expensive special scale when it does not change the things your doctor would check, or the advice your doctor would give you?
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : all the Treks (Message 1803420)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Star Trekkin across the universe; always going forward, cuz we can't find reverse...
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Birthday Uli!!!!!!! (Message 1803418)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
P.S.

I posted a cake picture because it is traditional, but THIS is what Uli probably actually prefers to cake...

28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Birthday Uli!!!!!!! (Message 1803417)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor

Happy Birthday Ulibelle!!!
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Real Pictures of Real Seti Friends (Message 1803416)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
I think that Uli's real birthday is 7/18, so I will start a thread now!!!
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Nicolas Leslie, UC Berkeley student, victim of Nice attack. (Message 1803338)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
R.I.P.

My heart breaks for all the victims and for their grieving family members and friends.

Peace on Earth.
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Real Pictures of Real Seti Friends (Message 1803336)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Too cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : State Fairs (Message 1803035)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
My parents took me to the Stanislaus County fair a couple of times when I was a child. Stanislaus County is in the central valley and so that county fair has livestock and things you are less likely to find in counties that incorporate more urban areas. I'd never been to a livestock auction before my parents took me to that fair. It was interesting and educational.

I don't remember trying any foods. My dad was a dentist, and his children were kept on a pretty tight dietary leash when it came to sweets. (This probably accounts for my current love of baking...)

My favorite childhood memory of the Stanislaus County fair is of a fellow who would guess your age and your weight. If he got within a certain range, he kept the money you paid him. If he was off by a certain amount, you got your money back and some of his. If there was a dispute, he would ask for your driver's license to verify your age. He also had a huge public scale on display to verify weights.

I remember my dad teasing my mom that she should try this contest. My mother flatly refused and was not amused at all by the notion of stepping on a giant public scale to verify her weight!!!

I have never been to our local Alameda County fair. I think Carlos is correct. California is too populous and too geographically large for a state fair. If we have a state fair, I've never heard of it and I've lived in California all my life.
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Real Pictures of Real Seti Friends (Message 1802445)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
May you both forever be as happy as you look!
34) Message boards : Team Recruitment Center : Raccoon Lovers Want You (Message 1802264)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
If you're happy and you know it, be a raccoon!
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins - 256 (Message 1802258)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Pong.
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Real Pictures of Real Seti Friends (Message 1802257)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Looks like a fun time was had by all! Thank you for sharing these excellent pictures.
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1802035)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
It means they don't have their beliefs challenged, even gently - till I show up anyway :)

May you always show up and may you always be welcome.
38) Message boards : Politics : Ark park (Message 1801889)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
If I want to see an engineering marvel, I'll go back to Hoover Dam.

All that concrete!!! It's a religious experience for me!!!
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins - 256 (Message 1801888)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Presto-change-oh-win-oh!!!
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : A reader's corner (Message 1801887)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
God and the Afterlife, by Jeffrey Long, M.D..

His practice has had him in contact with many people who have had near death experiences, and there are some striking similarities between many of them.


I have no doubt that cerebral hypoxia can cause some interesting hallucinations and that some parallels in the experiences of people who have had anoxic incidents can be found. The question of an afterlife remains one of faith.


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