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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #6360 on: July 05, 2014, 11:40:04 pm »
There is no such thing as "vegan leather".

It's idiotic and makes me want to strangle the marketing weasel that thought it up.

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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #6361 on: July 06, 2014, 02:41:57 am »
Isn't most leather vegan? Cattle and horses are certainly vegans.
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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #6362 on: July 06, 2014, 06:55:30 am »
Vegan cheese is another one of those things...

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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #6363 on: July 06, 2014, 04:53:54 pm »
Does it taste as disgusting as it sounds?

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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #6364 on: July 06, 2014, 05:06:46 pm »
I ain't big on dairy products, but as you know I do make the exception for cheese... Vegan cheese is, well, not exactly on my bucket list...

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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #6365 on: July 09, 2014, 01:59:40 pm »
Fuck cancer.

My grandmother has not been doing well for the past few years. She has been fighting a battle with emphysema that has really taken a toll and her 24/7/365 battle to breathe has caused a significant decrease in weight (from 170ish down to skin and bones at under 100 lbs) . Towards the end of my spring semester some more problems reared their head and we took her to our local hospital were she was admitted and treated for almost 2 months. From the beginning of her hospitalization I began reading up about her symptoms; at the same time the doctors were having trouble locating the cause of these newly developed symptoms. My reading had led me to asking the doctors to run more tests on her liver and pancreas; however, the doctor was reluctant to do the tests and stated repeatedly that he did not feel this was the problem. He felt certain it was viral and due to her constant struggle for oxygen her body was simply having a hard time recovering. Last week, I took my son out to the residential care facility we just got her moved into about a month ago. At that time we noticed she seemed to look a bit "jaundiced" and mentioned this to her caregivers and doctor. Again,they seemed not only in disagreement but irritated with my concerns. Monday, we received a call that she was in extreme pain in her side all night, in able to sleep, and had "began to appear QUITE JAUNDICED" (hmm... No shit, you don't say???) at that time they decided to have her taken to the hospitals lab where they ran a series of tests...

Yesterday afternoon while out running errands I stopped by my mother's pharmacy and received the news....
It's pancreatic cancer and it's bad. Today more tests will be run to determine just how exactly how far it's spread for no other reason than just knowing how far along. Hospice has been called in as well..

All that said, I know pancreatic cancer is one of the worst there is with the highest mortality rate. I know there's very little that can be done; however, I can't keep from seething with anger at the doctors for disregarding my requests to check into this 4 months ago. Rant off I guess....
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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #6366 on: July 09, 2014, 02:17:46 pm »
Really sorry to hear about that TMT, I hope for the sake of your grandmother that the news of it's spreading is not too bad.
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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #6367 on: July 09, 2014, 02:35:51 pm »
Sorry man. How can they miss a symptom like jaundice? Malpractice alert.
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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #6368 on: July 09, 2014, 05:10:27 pm »
Sorry to hear that tat!


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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #6369 on: July 09, 2014, 05:10:45 pm »
Hope the family are alright!


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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #6370 on: July 09, 2014, 05:11:44 pm »
Shit news tmt. Hang in there.

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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #6371 on: July 09, 2014, 06:19:26 pm »
Thanks guys...

And MCL... I wanted to explode over hearing this info at first but honestly the damage is done. Truthfully, I'm not sure it would have even made much of a difference given how run down she is from the emphysema if we would have caught it earlier.

With respect to malpractice, it's a tough thing to press when cancer is involved and many states take into account the type of cancer as well as the rate of mortality before they will even consider prosecuting MP claims in either court. It's one of things were the damage is done, I talked to her several times about getting a second opinion but this has been her doctor since longer than I've been on the planet and there's no talking her into seeking an outside opinion.
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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #6372 on: July 10, 2014, 02:00:00 am »
Aarrghh...can I catch a break please??!!?? On top of everything else the transmission started going on my ride today!! I really had no idea it could rain this much shit at once >:( >:(
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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #6373 on: July 10, 2014, 02:21:27 pm »
Citibank's online banking has a maximum length of 9 characters for passwords.

This basically guarantees a crackable password and literally should be against the law. Pass phrases are the best way to make a credential difficult to guess mathematically. This is a fucking bank.
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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #6374 on: July 11, 2014, 12:12:59 pm »
http://www.demorgen.be/dm/nl/996/Economie/article/detail/1941583/2014/07/11/447-banen-op-de-tocht-bij-Cora.dhtml

In short: my company is firing nearly 450 people in Wallonia. I doubt this will be the end of it, as well. I was the last one to be given a fixed contract (for life), but still... Shit news.  >:(