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    Robert Kraft

    "this won't take long, keep the motor running"
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    R.I.P. Kaiser Karl

    he truly was The Most Interesting Man in the World
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    Slam distribution objectively doesn't matter

    How do you title a thread "Slam distribution objectively doesn't matter," begin your post "subjectively....." and then not offer a single objective fact?
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    Which came first; time or energy?

    1) time ..... 2) energy .....3) chrischris
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    Players in Pro tour Major problems with lower back injuries-- Cause ? Solution ?

    What's surprising is not that some players have back problems but that they don't all have back problems. The motions involved in tennis are brutal on the back and we didn't evolve to do that or spend hours bouncing around on cement (or any other hard surface). A pediatrics journal article...
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    Chiropractors

    do a search on veterinary chiropractic and you'll see a picture of a guy trying to do a spine manipulation on a horse
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    R.I.P. Kaiser Karl

    Ahhhh, I see! So if he thought he needed to lose some weight himself, it's fine to go around making comments about how fat or ugly certain women are. He'll certainly be losing some weight now.
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    R.I.P. Kaiser Karl

    He achieved notoriety with his mean and gratuitous criticisms of the looks and/or weight of a number of prominent women; the world is a better place without him.
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    Will be in Las Vegas 2/25 & 2/26

    Instead of tennis, you and dgold can enjoy a little Greco-Roman wrestling
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    Latest Colonoscopy Guidelines

    PSA has been used, likely overused, to justify biopsies, not prostatectomies. My point was that low risk patients such as elderly males usually are NOT referred for surgery for prostate cancer. A 74 year old cousin of mine was diagnosed with prostate cancer recently, is starting proton beam...
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    Latest Colonoscopy Guidelines

    Want to avoid colon cancer?? Aspirin and cashews.
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    Latest Colonoscopy Guidelines

    I would be very surprised to find a urologist who still advocates removing ANY prostate cancer. Localized cancers in elderly males are invariably "watched" and monitored
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    Latest Colonoscopy Guidelines

    The blood test is not able to pick up suspicious looking polyps that can be removed by colonoscopy before they develop into full-blown malignant lesions. The test is better than nothing but certainly not as useful as the colonscope.
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    Coffee or tea?

    maybe not.....N.I.H. analysis of coffee research found that each additional cup of coffee per day, up to 6 cups a day, was associated with increased longevity.
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    Coffee or tea?

    what exactly does fatally divided mean??
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    Is Sampras + Wawrinka = Federer

    perhaps a failure of imagination
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    Tsonga announces he has a rare blood cell deformity, names it as the reason for his Indian Wells withdrawal

    With sickle cell trait, if he has children with someone who does not also carry the trait, there is zero chance children would have sickle cell disease and a 50% chance each child could be a carrier of the trait.
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    Tsonga announces he has a rare blood cell deformity, names it as the reason for his Indian Wells withdrawal

    let's go over this again; Tsonga almost certainly has sickle cell trait, not disease, and the trait produces few or no symptoms for the most part. Sickle cell disease would have been quite apparent in childhood, with many hospitalizations typically for painful sickle cell crises.
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    Bruno Ganz died

    Bruno Kirby died too young, now Bruno Ganz, are there any Brunos left in film?
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    Which came first; time or energy?

    Lately I seem to have energy but just not enough time
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    Tsonga announces he has a rare blood cell deformity, names it as the reason for his Indian Wells withdrawal

    It seems likely that Tsonga could have sickle cell trait rather than sickle cell disease, i.e. he carries one sickle cell gene rather than two. The trait is for the most part not a cause of symptoms, very much unlike sickle cell disease, though long flights can be problematic at times.
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    Latest Colonoscopy Guidelines

    A good primary care doc will recommend it. If you're in the Asheville N.C. area, see my brother the gastroenterologist for a smooth ride.
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    "Nothing" potentially more inclusive than "everything"?

    trickle-down philosophy
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    The Silent Generation and Generation Z

    We're currently preparing to sell our house and have learned from real estate people how much the process has changed in the past 20 years. Those in their 30s are so intolerant of the need to do anything to a house once they've bought it that the agents are now reluctant to list anything that...
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    So the A380 was a failure.

    Never loved the idea of putting between 550 and 850 people on one plane
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    Trophy hunters !!

    one month you post about how great it is to hang out with mobster (i.e. sociopath) friends, the next month you're complaining about lesser "sociopaths." Are we supposed to conclude here that you're such a highly moral person??
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    Conventional vs. Existential (practical philosophy)

    10, reading this embarrassing pedantry
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    A vision of the future, painted in 1930

    so bleak!
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    Bacon

    Cartoon in this week's The New Yorker: (Paunchy older man is sitting on doctor's examining table with the doctor standing to his side) cartoon reads "I just want to know if I'm healthy enough for bacon"
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