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Uprooting Racism in the Food System

This is interesting. Can you suggest any articles or websites where I can learn more?  (Mar 17, 2013 | post #74)

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(Serious Discussion!) First Time U Were Worried You'd Com...

A few years ago I worked in an office which was part of a big box home improvement store. It was my first, or second week of work and I was still getting to know everyone and their names. I was going about my work, processing new folders, when I came across a mistake or something I needed clarification on. Right as I was about to pick up the phone, the salesman walked in. He's not tall, but not short, and very solid. You could tell that he drank a lot of beer, if you know what I mean.. but he wasn't 'fat'. He's a very stoic Mexican, first impression-wise, with a shaved head. He has tattoos literally from head, face, to toe. As soon as he walked into the office I very kindly said, "Hey Jaun, would you please take a look at this...". He became very still, looked directly into my eyes, and said, "Excuse me, what did you call me?". I melted in my chair, shoulders hunched. I looked up towards him with my head down and whimpered, "I'm sorry, I'm Shannon. What's your name? I apologize if I butchered it." He laughed and told me his name is Jose, and we actually became very good friends, after I apologized seven hundred and sixty two times. :-) Since then I no longer work for that company, but we still talk every now and then.  (Mar 14, 2013 | post #1)

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Only cowards need guns

Uh, one great reason is some of us are women; while walking in a dark parking garage to our cars after work where a man, who could be double our size, is waiting to attack. Would it be cowardly for a woman to have a gun in that situation, or are we all supposed to know how to knock a male giant out? Or, investigating the sound of a window breaking in our homes (after calling 911) bc there is no man around to protect us. Would our fists be enough? There are a million other reasons your statement is absolutely illogical and irrational! I'm not saying that there are members of society, groups even, who view gun ownership as some kind of status symbol and that's just plain ridiculous and cowardly. Those people probably couldn't even shoot for self-defense if it came down to it because they think somehow the gun itself will protect them.. They're so cool and untouchable with their Glock whatever tucked in their saggy (or not) pants.. These are the idiots who kill innocent people on accident because they never went through the proper steps (safety classes, shooting practice, and certification) to obtain said gun, it was bought illegally and they most likely panicked (or will panic) and pull(ed) the trigger. The best argument for LEGAL gun ownership, is if we outlaw guns, then only outlaws will have them. Then what would we do? It's not a piece of cake to legally obtain a concealed weapons permit. It's tough and they dig deep into your background and such. Why are people trying to take guns away from the GOOD people, who legally buy them, learn and practice safe use, and follow all the rules and regulations as far as storage, safety, and usage are concerned? Does anyone think that most of the murders, mass shootings, and massacre's that take place are done with legally obtained weapons? You think all these kids who are going to school and shooting other kids and teachers are walking into their local gun store and buying everything they need? No, they're getting them ILLEGALLY. They get them the same way addicts get heroin, cocaine, or some weed.. it's all imported illegally over our borders and sold to anyone who can afford it. Either that, or it's stolen from gun stores or from irresponsible gun owners! Whew.. and that's what I have to say about THAT!  (Mar 14, 2013 | post #5206)

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Fake fibromyalgia

Good for you! I have been living with Fibromyalgia for about 4-5 years now and only JUST asked my Dr about taking pain medication and anti anxiety meds. The stigma attached to these treatments is enough to make most sufferers say no, even though we NEED the relief. Thanks to people who abuse narcotics and benzos, those of us who actually need them to live normal productive lives have an extremely hard time getting them. Especially if you have Fibromyalgia! It's hard enough finding the right Dr., who believes and understands the syndrome, let alone one who is willing to help by any means necessary. Because all the fiends out these who snort, shoot up, and take handfuls of these meds, Dr.'s are very cautious prescribing anything to anyone unless is super obvious they need it. If you look at me, you'd never guess I have a chronic pain disorder. I'm a young girl, usually smiling whether I'm in severe or mild pain (never pain free with Fibro). When I park in a handicap spot I get death stares and the occasional jerk who just has to give me his two cents. My point is, STOP abusing your medication! If you don't really need it, don't fill the script and sell it! All you are doing is making people like me and 'astonished' suffer because it's harder for us to get the relief we so desperately need. And all you people who think narcotics should only be used for short periods of time, try living with Fibromyalgia (or MS, and a # of other chronic conditions) and you'll see no matter how much you exercise, eat right, sleep, or talk to a therapist.. the pain NEVER completely goes away! An addict is someone who will stop at nothing to get their drug of choice. They let their personal lives fall apart and lose their jobs, spend all their money, etc. to get what they want. An addict is NOT someone who see's and works with their Dr to get proper pain relief. An addict could NEVER get an rx for narcotics or benzos and take them as directed so they actually last 30 days, or until their next Dr. appt. What REALLY bothers me is when I go to the pharmacy to fill my Wellbutrin, birth control, or an antibiotic I'm met with happy smiles and small talk. When I'm filling a script for Oxycodone or Klonopin, I'm met with an attitude, no small talk, and dirty looks.. like I'm doing something wrong! I blame everyone that abuses these meds! You make it SO hard for people like us, with legitimate, chronic, pain conditions to get the help and relief we need to take care of our families, work, and live normal lives! Maybe before you snort or shoot up some pill you bought off of someone who got a script simply to make money, you can stop and think for a second how many people are suffering so you can get high!?  (Mar 14, 2013 | post #51)

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Fibromyalgia and narcotics

Hi! I was diagnosed with Fibro about a year and a half ago, but symptomatic for a few years. My doctor has given me Cymbalta, which only helped a tiny bit, and now I am on Wellbutrin, which helped at first, but not so much anymore. Has anyone has any luck getting a prescription for oxycodone, or anything similar for Fibromyalgia? Did it help? Any information, advice, or sharing of personal experience would be greatly appreciated! I am n pain every day and I just want to find a solution so I can live my life to the fullest! :)  (Jan 26, 2013 | post #1)

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