“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#75076 Oct 23, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Heh I forgot Illinois/Chicago is a special case for voter stuff.:)
My mom took care of my dad for his year of cancer, died one year from diagnosis, to the week, I think.
Ralph was diagnosed with liver cancer this summer.
My mom wants nothing to do with any of this ever again.
That is especially rough for her since she sounds like she would like to have the companionship. That is a high compliment to your Dad, by the way.

Since: Aug 08

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#75077 Oct 23, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Just got back from lunch with my mom. Ralph (boyfriend) is getting noticeably weaker with each week. She doesn’t think he’ll be here at Christmas.
That sucks. I'm sorry to hear that. Cancer blows.

Since: Jan 10

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#75078 Oct 23, 2012
Thanks.

And yeah, she said hse'll never date again but I told her to just keep an open mind. She'll live another 20 years or more most likely. That's a long time to will yourself to be alone when you'd rather have companionship.

Maybe she needs a younger guy. ;)

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#75079 Oct 23, 2012
Well, I picked up paint chips last night. TOok them to work today, talked with a friend at work, we nailed the room colors. Then showed it to another coworker who's very stylish and good at decorating. Changed the colors. Then took it to lunch with my mom, we redid stuff.

Then took it to Nick's tonight. His kitchen is a really good yellow color, living room is red (it's awful, he loves it), bathroom is yellow/green/blue/blue-green (each wall a different color).

The apartment is "railcar" or "railway car" style -- long and narrow, with a hallway running from the front all the way back to the kitchen.

So LIving room, hallway, and dining room will be blue grey. Library (room off the LR, with french doors) will be celery green. Bedroom will be greyish purple. Bathroom will be a different lighter bluish grey. Kitchen will be butter yellow. I'm psyched!

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#75080 Oct 23, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Thanks.
And yeah, she said hse'll never date again but I told her to just keep an open mind. She'll live another 20 years or more most likely. That's a long time to will yourself to be alone when you'd rather have companionship.
Maybe she needs a younger guy. ;)
Your thought to dream on tonight: Mom as a Cougar

Since: Jan 10

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#75081 Oct 23, 2012
check this out, a pic a fan tweeted to singer Neko Case, whom I follow:

https://twitter.com/richardygk/status/2609420...

I count seven creatures on that couch, and only one of them's a cat! The dogs look like chihuahuas.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#75082 Oct 24, 2012

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#75085 Oct 24, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
check this out, a pic a fan tweeted to singer Neko Case, whom I follow:
https://twitter.com/richardygk/status/2609420...
I count seven creatures on that couch, and only one of them's a cat! The dogs look like chihuahuas.
Cute. I love the caption, too.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#75086 Oct 24, 2012
Gender guesser:

http://www.hackerfactor.com/GenderGuesser.php

Paste in a post and it will tell you what it thinks the gender is and whether the person is weak or strong based on whether it's casual or formal or something like that.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#75087 Oct 24, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Gender guesser:
http://www.hackerfactor.com/GenderGuesser.php
Paste in a post and it will tell you what it thinks the gender is and whether the person is weak or strong based on whether it's casual or formal or something like that.
Cool!

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#75088 Oct 24, 2012
These are for EDog- Be careful what you rant about.

Part I
AP

1:24 p.m. CDT, October 24, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) Scientists in Oregon have created embryos with genes from one man and two women, using a provocative technique that could someday be used to prevent babies from inheriting certain rare incurable diseases.

The researchers at Oregon Health & Sciences University said they are not using the embryos to produce children, and it is not clear when or even if this technique will be put to use. But it has already stirred a debate over its risks and ethics in Britain, where scientists did similar work a few years ago.

Ads by GoogleThe British experiments, reported in 2008, led to headlines about the possibility someday of babies with three parents. But that's an overstatement. The DNA from the second woman amounts to less than 1 percent of the embryo's genes, and it isn't the sort that makes a child look like Mom or Dad. The procedure is simply a way of replacing some defective genes that sabotage the normal workings of cells.

The British government is asking for public comment on the technology before it decides whether to allow its use in the future. One concern it cites is whether such DNA alteration could be an early step down a slippery slope toward "designer babies" ordering up, say, a petite, blue-eyed girl or tall, dark-haired boy.

Questions have also arisen about the safety of the technique, not only for the baby who results from the egg, but also for the child's descendants.

In June, an influential British bioethics group concluded that the technology would be ethical to use if proven safe and effective. An expert panel in Britain said in 2011 that there was no evidence the technology was unsafe but urged further study.

Laurie Zoloth, a bioethicist at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., said in an interview that safety problems might not show up for several generations. She said she hopes the United States will follow Britain's lead in having a wide-ranging discussion of the technology.

While the kind of diseases it seeks to fight can be terrible, "this might not be the best way to address it," Zoloth said.

Over the past few years, scientists have reported that such experiments produced healthy monkeys and that tests in human eggs showed encouraging results. The Oregon scientists reported Wednesday that they have produced about a dozen early human embryos and found the technique is highly effective in replacing DNA.

The genes they want to replace aren't the kind most people think of, which are found in the nucleus of cells and influence traits such as eye color and height. Rather, these genes reside outside the nucleus in energy-producing structures called mitochondria. These genes are passed along only by mothers, not fathers.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#75089 Oct 24, 2012
Part II

About 1 in every 5,000 children inherits a disease caused by defective mitochondrial genes. The defects can cause many rare diseases with a host of symptoms, including strokes, epilepsy, dementia, blindness, deafness, kidney failure and heart disease.

The new technique, if approved someday for routine use, would allow a woman to give birth to a baby who inherits her nucleus DNA but not her mitochondrial DNA. Here's how it would work:

Doctors would need unfertilized eggs from the patient and a healthy donor. They would remove the nucleus DNA from the donor eggs and replace it with nucleus DNA from the patient's eggs. So, they would end up with eggs that have the prospective mother's nucleus DNA, but the donor's healthy mitochondrial DNA.

In a report published online Wednesday by the journal Nature, Shoukhrat Mitalipov and others at OHSU report transplanting nucleus DNA into 64 unfertilized eggs from healthy donors. After fertilization, 13 eggs showed normal development and went on to form early embryos.

The researchers also reported that four monkeys born in 2009 from eggs that had DNA transplants remain healthy, giving some assurance on safety.

Mitalipov said in an interview that the researchers hope to get federal approval to test the procedure in women, but that current restrictions on using federal money on human embryo research stand in the way of such studies.

The research was funded by the university and the Leducq Foundation in Paris.

Dr. Douglass Turnbull of Newcastle University in Britain, whose team has transplanted DNA between eggs using a different technique, called the new research "very important and encouraging" in showing that such transplants could work.

But "clearly, safety is an issue" with either technique if it is applied to humans, he said.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#75090 Oct 24, 2012
Part I

This is for Edog- Be Careful what You Rant

MALCOLM RITTER

Associated Press

AP

1:24 p.m. CDT, October 24, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) Scientists in Oregon have created embryos with genes from one man and two women, using a provocative technique that could someday be used to prevent babies from inheriting certain rare incurable diseases.

The researchers at Oregon Health & Sciences University said they are not using the embryos to produce children, and it is not clear when or even if this technique will be put to use. But it has already stirred a debate over its risks and ethics in Britain, where scientists did similar work a few years ago.

Ads by GoogleThe British experiments, reported in 2008, led to headlines about the possibility someday of babies with three parents. But that's an overstatement. The DNA from the second woman amounts to less than 1 percent of the embryo's genes, and it isn't the sort that makes a child look like Mom or Dad. The procedure is simply a way of replacing some defective genes that sabotage the normal workings of cells.

The British government is asking for public comment on the technology before it decides whether to allow its use in the future. One concern it cites is whether such DNA alteration could be an early step down a slippery slope toward "designer babies" ordering up, say, a petite, blue-eyed girl or tall, dark-haired boy.

Questions have also arisen about the safety of the technique, not only for the baby who results from the egg, but also for the child's descendants.

In June, an influential British bioethics group concluded that the technology would be ethical to use if proven safe and effective. An expert panel in Britain said in 2011 that there was no evidence the technology was unsafe but urged further study.

Laurie Zoloth, a bioethicist at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., said in an interview that safety problems might not show up for several generations. She said she hopes the United States will follow Britain's lead in having a wide-ranging discussion of the technology.

While the kind of diseases it seeks to fight can be terrible, "this might not be the best way to address it," Zoloth said.

Over the past few years, scientists have reported that such experiments produced healthy monkeys and that tests in human eggs showed encouraging results. The Oregon scientists reported Wednesday that they have produced about a dozen early human embryos and found the technique is highly effective in replacing DNA.

The genes they want to replace aren't the kind most people think of, which are found in the nucleus of cells and influence traits such as eye color and height. Rather, these genes reside outside the nucleus in energy-producing structures called mitochondria. These genes are passed along only by mothers, not fathers.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#75091 Oct 24, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
<quoted text>
Cool!
But you have to have 300 words in the post to use the program, so we can test Sub.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#75092 Oct 24, 2012
Can anyone explain to me why people keep paying attention to Honey Boo Boo?

As far as I can tell, because I've only seen pictures and the blurbs with them, she's a pudgy, ill-mannered brat.

And I'm tired of seeing her everywhere.

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#75093 Oct 24, 2012
squishymama wrote:
Can anyone explain to me why people keep paying attention to Honey Boo Boo?
As far as I can tell, because I've only seen pictures and the blurbs with them, she's a pudgy, ill-mannered brat.
And I'm tired of seeing her everywhere.
When I first started hearing the name I thought it must be some new stupid cartoon show.
I was right.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#75094 Oct 24, 2012
NWmoon wrote:
<quoted text>When I first started hearing the name I thought it must be some new stupid cartoon show.
I was right.
Ha! I don't watch her but I know way too much just b/c of commercials and her being on all kinds of programs. That kid is going to be so messed up before she's 14.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#75095 Oct 24, 2012
PEllen wrote:
These are for EDog- Be careful what you rant about.
Part I
AP
1:24 p.m. CDT, October 24, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) Scientists in Oregon have created embryos with genes from one man and two women, using a provocative technique that could someday be used to prevent babies from inheriting certain rare incurable diseases.
The researchers at Oregon Health & Sciences University said they are not using the embryos to produce children, and it is not clear when or even if this technique will be put to use. But it has already stirred a debate over its risks and ethics in Britain, where scientists did similar work a few years ago.
Ads by GoogleThe British experiments, reported in 2008, led to headlines about the possibility someday of babies with three parents. But that's an overstatement. The DNA from the second woman amounts to less than 1 percent of the embryo's genes, and it isn't the sort that makes a child look like Mom or Dad. The procedure is simply a way of replacing some defective genes that sabotage the normal workings of cells.
The British government is asking for public comment on the technology before it decides whether to allow its use in the future. One concern it cites is whether such DNA alteration could be an early step down a slippery slope toward "designer babies" ordering up, say, a petite, blue-eyed girl or tall, dark-haired boy.
Questions have also arisen about the safety of the technique, not only for the baby who results from the egg, but also for the child's descendants.
In June, an influential British bioethics group concluded that the technology would be ethical to use if proven safe and effective. An expert panel in Britain said in 2011 that there was no evidence the technology was unsafe but urged further study.
Laurie Zoloth, a bioethicist at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., said in an interview that safety problems might not show up for several generations. She said she hopes the United States will follow Britain's lead in having a wide-ranging discussion of the technology.
While the kind of diseases it seeks to fight can be terrible, "this might not be the best way to address it," Zoloth said.
Over the past few years, scientists have reported that such experiments produced healthy monkeys and that tests in human eggs showed encouraging results. The Oregon scientists reported Wednesday that they have produced about a dozen early human embryos and found the technique is highly effective in replacing DNA.
The genes they want to replace aren't the kind most people think of, which are found in the nucleus of cells and influence traits such as eye color and height. Rather, these genes reside outside the nucleus in energy-producing structures called mitochondria. These genes are passed along only by mothers, not fathers.
I fully support stem-cell research, I'm opposed to "designer" babies (people aren't dogs) but see nothing wrong with filtering out certain diseases or malfunctioning genes.

Honey Boo WHO?

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#75096 Oct 24, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>

Honey Boo WHO?
Don't cry; we still mostly like you.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#75097 Oct 24, 2012
I feel sorry for her. She's, waht, 5? 6? Her mother is HORRID.

I only know who they are because Anderson Cooper had the pageant moms/daughters on his show, and made the moms dress up like they make their daughters dress up. You know, like hookers. The moms didn't like it, tried to justify that it's different with their little girls because they're children and innocent, blah blah blah.

These mothers are the same pieces of trash who think it'd be funny for a 10yo girl to dress up as a hooker for halloween and a 12yo boy to dress up as a pimp.

Idiots.

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