obama is my kind of president
Posted by aaron bruce (+194) 11 years ago
i just listened to obamas speech and thought to my self....

we didnt elect the first black president,,,we elected the first retarded president....

now i understand buck amorette windy kelly and all the rest....
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Posted by Smiley (+849) 11 years ago
Does anyone notice the irony in the title of the post?
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Posted by aaron bruce (+194) 11 years ago
yeah smiley...i do see the irony "hehe" there aint one hemophliac on this site. not one...
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Posted by Mathew Schmitz (+286) 11 years ago
If anybody asks for an explanation of that mess, I will personally punch you in your neck.
Learn people. If you keep feeding the troll, it will keep coming back. Repeat after me - I will not argue with an idiot. I will not argue with an idiot.
Live by those words, and your world will be a better place.
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Posted by Kelly (+2816) 11 years ago
Come On aaron! If you are going to call Wendy, windy; at least have the courtesy to grace me too. May I suggest smelly?

Mathew, I am a scientist doing research on a social theory. It comes down to comparing the stimulus response of humans and rats, both social animals.

Does irony rust if it gets wet?

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Posted by korky II (+610) 11 years ago
If you are using federal grant money to do your research there is one place we can start cutting. Sorry gotta start someplace.
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Posted by Jeri Dalbec (+3262) 11 years ago
I received this the other day....and, it is certainly "food for thought"!

Thinking Problem...

It started out innocently enough. I began to think at parties now and then - just to loosen up and be a part of the crowd.

Inevitably, though, one thought led to another and soon I was more than just a social thinker.

I began to think alone -- "to relax," I told myself -- but I knew it wasn't true. Thinking became more and more important to me, and finally I was thinking all the time.

That was when things began to sour at home. One evening I turned off the TV and asked my wife about the meaning of life. She spent that night at her mother's.

I began to think on the job. I knew that thinking and employment don't mix, but I couldn't help myself.

I began to avoid friends at lunchtime so I could read Thoreau, Muir, Confucius, Camus and Kafka. I would return to the office dizzied and confused, asking, "What is it exactly that we are doing here?"

One day the boss called me in. He said, "Listen, I like you, and it hurts me to say this, but your thinking has become a real problem. If you don't stop thinking on the job, you'll have to find another job."

This gave me a lot to think about. I came home early after my conversation with the boss. "Honey," I confessed, "I've been thinking..."

"I know you've been thinking," she said, "and I want a divorce!" "But Honey, surely it's not that serious." "It is serious," she said, her lower lip aquiver.

"You think as much as college professors, and college professors don't make any money, so if you keep on thinking, we won't have any money!"

"That's a fallacious syllogism," I said impatiently.

The exploded in tears of rage and frustration, but I was in no mood to deal with the emotional drama.

"I'm going to the library," I snarled as I stomped out the door.

I headed for the library, in the mood for some John Locke. I roared into the parking lot with NPR on the radio and ran up to the big glass doors.

They didn't open. The library was closed.

To this day, I believe that a Higher Power was looking out for me that night.

Leaning on the unfeeling glass and whimpering for Emerson, a poster caught my eye, "Friend, is heavy thinking ruining your life?" it asked.

You probably recognize that line. It comes from the standard Thinkers Anonymous poster.

This is why I am what I am today: a recovering thinker.

I never miss a TA meeting. At each meeting we watch a non-educational video; last week it was "Porky's." Then we share experiences about how we avoided thinking since the last meeting.

I still have my job, and things are a lot better at home. Life just seemed easier, somehow, as soon as I stopped thinking. I think the road to recovery is nearly complete for me.

Today I took the final step. I joined the Republican Party.
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Posted by Kelly (+2816) 11 years ago
korky II wrote:
If you are using federal grant money to do your research there is one place we can start cutting. Sorry gotta start someplace.

Sigh, my research is going to be horribly mundane, if the responses to the stimulii are so predictable. To put your mind at ease, my research is self-funded.

Also, if anyone you know has a medical condition, you can thank federally-funded research for any type of treatment they are receiving. Having worked for several pharmaceutical companies, I can tell you that every drug and medical device on the market has at some point in its development received federal dollars.

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Posted by howdy (+4945) 11 years ago
extremely funny Jeri...thanks for the laugh!!
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Posted by Jeri Dalbec (+3262) 11 years ago
Kelly...How do they determine prices? I have noticed of late that they have changed their mind on some when they received bad publicity.
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Posted by Joe Smity (+104) 11 years ago
"This is why I am what I am today: a recovering thinker."

For a strong opinion piece on this particular affliction, I urge you to rent, borrow, buy the movie "Idiocracy". Such well researched documentaries are a rarity and a real treat to discover.

Seriously, this is magnum opus of filmography!
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Posted by Kelly (+2816) 11 years ago
Jeri:

It is a very complex formula of how much did it cost to research, plus the cost for clinical trials, plus the cost of manufacture, plus the cost to advertise. Then it has to be divided by the number of potential customers. The true complexity comes when they add the "How much can we procreate the customer because they are so desperate to keep living" factor.

The last company I worked for had a drug that would cost $2.00 per dose to manufacure. It was to be a last ditch for otherwise terminal patients. Had it been proven to work, they were going to sell it for $10,000.00 per dose and each patient was to recieve 6 doses. I know what my salary was and can give a good educated guess as to what my colleagues received. I also saw the bills for the clinical trials. So I guess that is a long way of saying, it doesn't suprise me that costs go down for bad publicity.

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Posted by Jeri Dalbec (+3262) 11 years ago
Kelly...thank you. One thing about their advertising...the cost could probably be cut if the disclaimers were not so lengthy:-) Interesting.

Joe S., I think I will have to watch "Idiocracy". Just read a synopsis of it and the scary part is that the 26th Century "stuff" is closer and closer. Thanks for the tip:-)
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