WTF in America

Old Mar 8th 2014, 6:17 am
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
While many can control and lower cholesterol by diet, not everyone can, and there isn't always a clear cut reason as to why someone's cholesterol is high nor is everyone with high cholesterol overweight..

I am skinny and have high cholesterol, no weight to lose, eat the rabbit diet the dietitian designed and the cholesterol still won't go down, but not on medication of any sort for it at this time.

This makes you think a bit, and probably could happen anywhere, but women was dead for 6 years, but all her bills were on auto-pay so nobody thought much of her not being around, until the bills stopped being paid that is....

http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/07/us/mic...html?hpt=hp_t2
Yes, there is a LOT more to the matter of blood cholesterol and statins than is commonly understood and I didn't want to write a thesis on the subject here on BE. There are people whose blood cholesterol is "off the chart" who suffer no observable ill effects, whereas others suffer from "high cholesterol" type problems when it isn't actually very high.

Re: my earlier post stating that only about 1 in 60 people who take statins actually benefit from them; the problem is that it is impossible to work out which is the 1 person who is benefitting.
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That is mostly a list of peeves, and mostly things that are well known to people who don't live in the US. When I started this thread I was more looking for genuine surprises and oddball things that are not irritations. We have a pet peeves thread, and a "You've been here too long when.... " thread, that cover most of the things on your list.
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Old Mar 8th 2014, 6:30 am
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Godwin's Law

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_law
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Well, at least I'm in excellent company (Glenn Greenwald) per your wikipedia link........
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
Yes, there is a LOT more to the matter of blood cholesterol and statins than is commonly understood and I didn't want to write a thesis on the subject here on BE. There are people whose blood cholesterol is "off the chart" who suffer no observable ill effects, whereas others suffer from "high cholesterol" type problems when it isn't actually very high.

Re: my earlier post stating that only about 1 in 60 people who take statins actually benefit from them; the problem is that it is impossible to work out which is the 1 person who is benefitting.
I am just glad Canada doesn't permit all the drug commercials, but whenever I am watching a US network they are just too prevalent.

I don't agree with marketing prescription drugs directly to the consumer.
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
I don't agree with marketing prescription drugs directly to the consumer.
My father in law is a GP. He says it can be a bit of a pain in the arse when patients come in wanting drugs they've seen on an advert.
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FIFY
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Mass tort lawyer adverts...especially for asbestos, is that still a issue? Surely everyone with an issue has already sued somebody?

Worse seeing those billboards in the midwest.
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Not being allowed to pump your own gas in New Jersey or Oregon ...
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Mass tort lawyer adverts...
... and personal injury lawyer adverts and web sites ...

Here's a favorite of mine: http://injuredinflorida.com/
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Not being allowed to pump your own gas in New Jersey or Oregon ...
I hate that!
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More like Freddie Starr.
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Originally Posted by md95065
Not being allowed to pump your own gas in New Jersey or Oregon ...
That's one of the good things about Oregon, somebody pumps your gas for you. No getting out in the peeing rain to DIY. Long may it continue, because prices sure as hell with not come down if it goes away.
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Not being allowed to pump your own gas in New Jersey or Oregon ...
They do that in some part's of Canada as well, its nothing more then a job creation scheme as I see no other purpose for it to exist.
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Mass tort lawyer adverts...especially for asbestos, is that still a issue? Surely everyone with an issue has already sued somebody?
Sadly, I think not. One town in Montana with a vermiculite mine was declared a public health emergency for asbestos exposure as recently as 2009.

There's still lots of asbestos around too. Our house may have some (loft insulation)-- I've heard lots of old houses do around here. People are recommended not to disturb it.
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