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I received a e-mail from a friend yesterday entitled "Asparagus-Who Knew" The article talked about was called "Asparagus For Cancer" printed in the Cancer News Journal,December 1979. I'm going to Google it to see if that article still exists. It implies that eating cooked asparagus can help a person with lymphoma,bladder cancer,lung cancer,skin cancer,kidney stones, and other cancers.Asparagus should be cooked-fresh or canned can be used.Asparagus contain a good supply of protein called histones which the article says are active in controlling cell growth. They call it a "cell growth normalizer. The article also states that the US National Cancer Institute reports that asparagus is the highest tested food containing glutathione which is considered one of the body's most potent anticarcinogens and antioxidents. Has anyone else read this article? If so, what's some reactions to its findings. I'm basically a skeptic but will research this further to get a clearer picture of its possibilities. God bless each of you as you continue your journey-may health be yours. Steve

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I just Googled Asparagus for cancer and found quite a bit written about the subject. You can form your own opinion after reading the articles there. At the least asparagus contain quite a bit of good stuff for a healthy body. Whether it cures cancer is debateable but I do find it an interesting debate. More medical data needs to be explored before it can be said that asparagus can cure cancer. In the meantime I'll continue eating lots of fruits and vegetables including asparagus as I'm in remission of 4th stage lymphoma.

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Hi Steve, I have been a "health food nut" all my life, eating lots and lots of vegetables, including asparagus. I exercised, kept my weight down, didn't smoke or drink, and in general did everything I could to be healthy. But I still got cancer.

I have successfully used alternative medicine including herbs, vitamins, homeopathic remedies, even food to cure many ailments in myself and family. Even my pets. I have always believed in trying the least invasive things first.

But I never had a second thought about taking chemo when I was diagnosed with Lymphoma. I didn't have time to see if some herb or vegetable would work--this was a matter of life and death and it was time to bring out the big guns.

I had 4 (four!) friends who believed just as strongly as I did/do in alternative and complementary medicine, who were diagnosed with cancer. They all refused chemo and used a variety of alternatives instead. They all died in a relatively short time.

Chemo is big tough medicine for a big tough disease. It is caring so much about life and those who love you to be willing to put yourself through the wringer.

I am very thankful for all the continued research to put an end to this disease once and for all.

Rocquie

 

 

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Like you I too am a health nut-I juice vegetables,fruits, etc,-take vitamins and try to stay away from sugar and fatty foods yet still was diagnosed with 4th stage lymphoma in 2011. I spent a year and a half in and out of the hospital and medical rehab fighting this dreaded cancer coming close to dying from a terrible staph infection as well plus 16 days with c-diff. I had to learn to walk all over again with blood clots in both legs from lying in a hospital bed too weak to walk. Yes 8 rounds of chemo has brought me to today where I am in remission thank God and still am reading about possible cancer cures so was interested in the asparagus article. Did you google it and read what the article had to say? Wouldn't it be awesome if by eating one food lymphoma could be cured? In my opinion, I believe that it takes eating many different vegetables and fruit to maintain a healthy body. Vitamins also help our immune system to ward off disease and virus's so like you I believe in natural resources whenever possible. I'm so thankful that chemo stopped my lymphoma and now I'm trying to maintain myself by continuing to eat right,exercising,and having a positive outlook on life. I have a beautiful 3 year old granddaughter that I adore and another one due in a few months so have to stay healthy to see them grow up (smiles) God bless you Rocquie and keep you healthy and joyful. Hugs,Steve

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Rocquie,

  I am all for anything that can cure this stuff. I hear of alternative medicnes all the time, but like you say they never work. They have the same thing about arthritis cures as well. I do appreciate it  when someone finds something that may put a dent in this disease. So many famous people have tried the alternative medicines,( Michael Landon, Patrick Swayze, Jack Klugman, etc.) Needless to say they are no longer with us. Anything was worth a try and their cancers were organ related. I still feel they are the deadliest. This is just my opinion of course. I do appreciate it when someone finds something, no matter what it is that could help all the sufferers. So Tall Floridian, Thanks for the info. I have known people that never smoked a day in their life and wound up with cancer as well. The odd part is one of them was a dietician as well as not a smoker. She died of breast cancer in her late 30's. I guess what I am trying to say is I believe that cancer is in our body from the time we are born and time sets it off. I believe this is why the drs. ask us if we have a history of cancer in the family. The treatments we have today are getting closer and closer to curing it after it shows up. Of course this is my opinion as well.  John

  BTW: This is not a political statement unless people want it to be, but Federal spending cuts, imposed insurance regulations all to fund this failed health care plan has really hurt the research and attention to really sick people. There has been a few on here that know what I am saying. Some have been turned away or had their appts. cancelled to later dates and seen their co-pays rise.  

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Interesting concept, that we may be born with cancer and something to think about. There is a lot of evidence and my oncologist believes that pesticides can cause lymphoma. I know I sure have been exposed to a lot of it in my life. And I'm sure you know that lymphoma is on the rise.

I am very fortunate that I have excellent private insurance through my husband's employer so I haven't become embroiled in the Affordable Healthcare Act debate. I do hope everything gets smoothed out so all people can get the health care they need.

Cheers!

 

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Rocquie,

I tend to agree with John.  Some of the stuff I've read recently seems to indicate that abnormal cells are created by our bodies all the time.  Our immune system normally identifies those cells and "kicks them out of Dodge".  However, at some point in our lives, our immune system gets screwed up and either can't recognize those abnormal cells or doesn't get rid of them.  This gives them a chance to multiply and shazaam!  Cancer. 

I can see both situations being true.  Maybe our bodies normally get rid of abnormal cells however certain external influences (pesticides, virus, whatever) temporarily or permanently inhibit our immune system giving the cancer a chance to grow and get a foothold.

Karl

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This whole medical situation is adversely affecting my wife and I. We have medicare with her State retirees supplement policy. Already our local hospital has notified they will not accept us for treatment after March 1. My ophthalmologist, retina specialist, my cardiologist, my wife's gynecologist and her PT have all said they will no longer accept Medicare after March 1. Got my finger crossed on the oncologist. My last treatment is in 2 weeks. I will need to find a new hospital for the scan. Also I was told that if I need cataract surgery then I should get it now as new standards may make it more difficult. Also, just like UK and Canada, doctors expect that in the future medicare will likely only allow cataract surgery on 1 eye Per person. please do take this as a a political statement "the government is taking $850 billion out of medicare and that is a move against older folks who have paid into it since its inception". They also raised mine and my wives medicare premiums to $240 each. So medicare plus our retiree insurance add up to more than we were paying before retirement, for less coverage and fewer treatment options. I see it as only getting worse.

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GKH,

   Again this is not a political statement, but this is the point I tried to make several months ago. I was hoping people would contact their crooked politicians about voting against all this FAILED HEALTHCARE. Instead I got feedback from a few stating I did not know what I was talking about because we had someone in office that was going to save us all. It was getting a little obnoxious at times. It went as far as being flagged and sent to Greta. I then was told by Greta I was not to post anything that may offend other people. I do believe that is called infringment on freedom of speech. It appears it's the same person flagging me every time. It's not as secret as they think. I figured, What the hell, you can lead a horse to water, but you certainly can't make them drink. I'll probably get flagged for this and maybe even removed. If that happens I wish you luck and hope we can all get thru this mess. John 

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GKH,

  This type of post scares the heck out of most people and they avoid it like the plague and don't know why. All except for the hero flagger of course.  Look close and you will see the skid marks. It never affects most people until their pocketbook starts getting lighter as you and I already know. LOL .. John

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Fear is not a big motivator for me. I think greta is probably very nice. I love this forum. It helps me in my struggle against cancer. However I can easily live without it. I really miss Girliefighter. She was an inspiration to me! Hope she rejoins us soon.

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It's the same with me. I have found things have really changed since I first started posting back in May of 2010. Don't really know what it is. We could joke as well as be serious. We could get anything off our chest that we had a mind too. Either you agreed or didn't agree. It was no big deal one way or the other. It was a group that seemed to always be there no matter what. Never had anyone flagged that I can remember. Some of the topics were so off the wall and sometimes down right funny to boot. A couple of the old group are still here and at times will chime in and they remember as well. I have a few of them on my friends list and write them every so often. I read some of the other cancer threads on the other boards and nobody ever joked there. It was so depressing at times. I miss the old group, but most have gone on to other things. I can not blame them for that. It seems so many posters here now get the answers they want and disappear. There are still some regulars such as yourself, but for the most part it's a hit and miss thing anymore. How can there ever be a tight group like that? I have thought about this for quite a while. Just look at the posters and make the call for yourself. I get on here and read the post everyday. If you go up to the right hand corner where it says csn members and click on you can type in the members name and then click their name and see when the last time they have logged in. Try it and you will be surprized. John 

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I agree but try to take things in stride. Only other board I have looked at is the Mayo board. I found it very depressing with very little helpful or interesting info. Life is what you make it, nothing more. I have to ask - did you fly Cobras?

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. No. I have 2 Shelby Cobra cars. I tried to use 66 cobra for the years of the cars. It would not let me so I tried cobra 66 and still would not let me. I added another 6 and it went thru and now I am stuck with it. John

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I'm glad to know this, John. I have always wondered, "Why would such a nice man refer to himself as 'SnakeDevil'?

Rocquie

 

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Both cars are 1966 Shelby Cobras. I have one of them posted on my picture page. I never gave it a thought when I was first signing in to get registered on the site. It came up that someone else had the name 66cobra and then when I tried cobra66 the same thing came up. I just pressed another 6 and it accepted it and then I was stuck with it. After I looked at it I thought, Damn that looks evil as Heck. First thing I thought of was that movie, "The Omen" and that evil little kid. Glad I didn't punch in Sweetie Pie...LOL John 

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My first car was a 66 Mustang, just not a Cobra.

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Not one but two? Now there's a man who knows what he likes! The 427 Shelby Cobra has always been my dream car. I had a few fast cars but nothing like that. I had a 1940 Ford coupe with a 400 cubic inch Buick engine was back when and bucket T roadster with a 327-350.

Cancer has really changed my life. I sold the sports car, sold the motorcycle and just bought a new Cadillac (old guy car, but very sporty for a sedan). I am definitely getting older though all the same drives are still there. I hurt all the time. Really changes a guy.

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John,

In 1973 my brother had a 68 Shelby GT 500 (Mustang), which came from the factory with a 428, factory roll cage, 5-point seat belts, sequential turn signals, etc. Dual four barrels from the factory. It was far from pristine, but even in its condition would be worth at least $60,000 today (he lost it in a divorce the next year) . I met a dentist with two NEW (I think they were 2009 model) Mustang Shelby GT 500s. He said he would WAY rather have my brother's old car, which makes sense.  My brother also had a 68 Mustang GT fastback, highly tricked out, T-10 toploader, etc . Rusty even then, and he essentially dogged it into the junkyard .  As if that were not enough, a 68 Thunderbird two door, with a 429 "Thunderjet" engine. The 429 was first introduced by Ford in the 68 T-Bird, hence the name "Thunder." By the next year you could get the engine in Mustangs, Torinos, and even in the LTD (I have a buddy with a 69 LTD with the 429).

At local car shows I see numerous Cobra kit cars, which are stunning. Not from the original years, but amazing, and ultra powerful in the engine compartment.  So close to identical that a non-expert could not tell them apart.

I have a lowly 70 LTD two-door with a 351. I piddle with it when I can . Needs paint, which I will get to when I can .  I was at a show when I met the friend I mentioned above. I was looking at his 69 LTD and said to him, "I have a 70, same body style. He said "Two door?" and I said "yea." He asked what color, and I said "White, like yours." He asked what color top, and I said "blue, like yours." He asked what color interior, and I said "blue, like yours."  The two cars are virtually identical, except for engines and being one year apart.  What were the chances of a meeting like that ?  I have owned the 70 for six or seven years now, and have not seen but three other 70s during that whole time, and then see a 69 that is virtually identical.  I bought mine from the daughter of the original owner. Her dad had bought it new locally.  She said it was the car she had learned to drive in, and she was crying like a baby when I put it on the car trailer and pulled it out of her yard.

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Max,

  I have piddled with cars all my life. My oldest son has a 32 Ford in our garage that he is converting to a 32 coupe that was used in the movie American Grafitti. The only problem is he lives in Pa. and only gets to work on it on his limited visits to NC. Maybe one day he will move here. He loves working on it. I love helping him. John 

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My brother today has an unrestored 54 F100 my grandfather had on the Kansas farm. It was the first year for the overhead V8.  It had a windshield washer -- the resevoir from the factory was a mason jar screwed on to the firewall !  I suppose this has not much to do with asparagus curing cancer, so enough about cars for now.

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Max,

  I know it's nothing to do with asparagus, but it keeps the mind off cancer for a while.  It's not a good thing to talk cancer everyday, at least I don't think so anyway. Talking healthy subjects just may be what so many need. I know  the people on here have Lymphoma or know someone close that has it. I am sure they don't walk around the house talking Lymphoma all the time. I am fully aware when someone is first diagnosed it is overwelming to say the least. I was there as well. IF I had to talk Lymphoma everyday I would not have 2300 posts. After we assure them that Lymphoma is very treatable and they have calmed down a bit most just disappear and never hear from them again. I said most, not all disappear. As I was saying before I have clicked on to other cancer threads and most are very depressing. For some reason this was the only cancer board that offered any humor at all. I believe that is what helped members post more than they do now. I do not see any humor at all on the Lymphoma site anymore. This is my opinion only. I get on and notice at times there are upwards of 30 people on this site at a time and nobody posts anything. As a matter of fact there are 34 on line right now. That is their choice of course. I am just making a point. Maybe I am just rambling here, but it's the way I feel. Take Care,  John 

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I am very familiar as I have restored several early 50s trucks. It was a 252 cubic inch OHV V-8 with cork main seals. Most of them leaked oil like a seive. It had an oil bath air filter, a cannister oil filter and vacuum powered wipers.

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Sorry Max

 

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  I can remember my 1948 chevy pick-up had the cannister oil filter, oil bath air cleaner(washable)filter and the vacuum hose attached to the manifold for the wipers. Also the starter button was on the floor next to the accelerator pedal that was of course operated with your foot. The ignition switch was in the dash. 3 speed on the column. Battery box was under the floor on the passenger side. 6 volt too.

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Interesting conversation. I have always been slim, fit, very active and eaten a good diet high in fruits and vegetables. I also have used vitamins and food supplements for many years. I have relatives who are just the opposite. Even though they are older than me and overweight (several smoke) I have cancer and they do not. My brother is a microbiologist. He recommends to not overdo the fresh fruit and vegetables, especially those which are imported, as they may contain chemicals. Canned vegetables and fruit contain BPA from the lining of the can. Bottled water has BPA. Best advice is don't eat a lot of ANYTHING and don't make the assumption that all fruits and vegetables are good for you. Avoid bottled water and fruit juices.  Really, other the vitamins you get in a small serving, fruit juice is no better than soda. It raises triglycerides and can contribute heavily to heart disease and diabetes. Also we must accept the probability that some cancers are naturally occuring, either genetic or otherwise. I am amused by the paleo "caveman" diet. The average caveman appears to have lived about 25 years!

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GKH, I am also amused by the paleo diet craze. Especially when I see recipes for paleo pie crust, paleo brownies, paleo ice cream. Ha-ha-ha.

And yes, I believe you are right and that variety is very important in our diets.

 

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In the late 1980's I was fortunate enough to attend a reception in Las Vegas with George Burns. He gave a little comedy spiel and talked about Gracy. Aftrwards we mingled and talked. My wife asked him (paraphrase) what do you eat that you live so long, even smoking cigars. His reply was a stroke of genius. " my advice is to eat absolutely anything you want. But only eat half of it". Good advice I would say!

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Mr. Burns lived to be just a few months short of 100!

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My chiefs in the Navy had a three-staple diet:  Cigarettes, coffee, and beer (in no particular order) .  One died underway on a boat, and they had to helovac his body to a surface vessel.  Another (the ship's Corpsman), died at 38 (while ashore) from a heart attack, after a 20-year, four-pack-a-day Marlboro habit.  Cigarettes, of course, kill a lot more smokers via heart disease than via cancer.

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GKH,

I agree with all you have written on this topic. I was listening to a health show on the radio about a year ago. The guest was a nutrition writer/expert, who is also into "holistic health." She had come down with late-stage cancer, and her oncologist recommended immediate chemo. She decided on "herbal treatments" instead, coupled with yoga-meditation, in which she "visualized the elimination of the cancer cells from her body."  She was soon much worse and began chemo in the hospital soon thereafter, and gained full remission.

Jim Fixx, the Run for Your Heart author who preached how to keep a healthy heart into old age via exercise and diet, died at the age of 52, while running !  Of a heart attack !  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Fixx  His arteries were mostly massively clogged, and he was the world's authority on "how to avoid coronary heart disease !"

People in our "junk food" USA now live longer than they have ever lived before, although obesity is a huge epidemic.  I am perplexed when some authors complain that women get poorer health care in the US than men, when women on average consistently live about five years longer than men.  I can't  "do that math"  in such a way that the statistics woprk out.

My grandma out on the Kansas farm used to have a rhyme about eating our vegtables (frersh from the garden in their yard):

"Eat first what you don't like, then what you do." My grandpa always replied" Eat what you like, and stick the rest in your pocket."
PS: He outlived grandma by many years.

People cling to nutrition theories for a sense of control; they want to feel like life is not random, like they can do something. It is a psychological mechanism that yields comfort.  I eat as healthy as I am comfortable with, have never smoked in my life, etc.  

But it is still the luck of the draw....

max

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I have never been an exercise nut but about 15 years ago I started doing the vitamin thing. I had a very active job and traveled around the world almost constantly. It required stamina. I started getting sick, mostly digestive problems. doctors could find nothing wrong. One of my "hippie chick" friends recommended meditation, vitamins, restricted diet etc. ( she is now dead from cancer). I stopped eating airline food, even on the long flights to Asia and Africa. I took vitamins ( D, multi, the "antioxdants", CO Q-10' fish oil etc.)  i stopped eating meat other than on special occasions. None of that helped. Then I was put on statins and triglycerides and cholesterol fell in line. I have often wondered if that Diet may have contributed to my illness, especially the bleeding in my stomach. I suspect a better explanation is that I have had the lymphoma for many years and that the symptoms I had were caused by cancer and not diet Or vitamin deficiencies. As you said, it was my attempt to feel in control but was likely just a waste of money.

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Just wanted to say hi.  I got tired of seeing all my yakking and figured everyone else was too, np (just being female Embarassed), but I read the posts everyday.  It is so nice to have you back John, you were sorely missed.  Sorry about the flagging problems, can't people just decide to read or not to read?  Can't figure that out.  Oh well.  It's a little past on this posting but I wanted to say something about  the pesticide thing.  Bill's Mantle Cell is very rare and mainly targets men from 60-65. Bill was 62 at dx in 2011. They still don't know much about it, but in my research I have found discussions on possibilities of it being caused by pesticides.  The earmark of MCL is chromosome damage.  We have both lived in the agricultural Sac Valley all our lives.  As a kid Bill always played in the orchards where parathion and malathion were used without regulation plus who knows what else.  Also the mosquito abatement man would make runs through the neighborhoods fogging the whole street with DDT.  Most of the kids, including Bill, would chase the jeep down the street and play in the fog.  My parents had a few more brain cells and made us go in the house, much to our chagrin, (the smell was wonderful).  We live in a small twin city area with the closest town 25 miles away and we have a giant state of the art cancer center out of UC Davis that is very busy and well spoken of in the medical field around the country.

Just sayin, Becky

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Good to see you! I guess we all got busy during the holidays, but maybe we can get back to some good discussions now.

Yes, I remember those mosquito trucks. I thought that stuff smelled horrible. It burned my eyes and made me cough. And when the trucks didn't come around, my Mother was spraying us with repellent. She still uses that stuff as well as having "ChemLawn" come every month to spray her yard and Orkin to spray inside her house. 

Myself, I'm not scared of bugs or weeds. We have never used chemicals in our yard or home. When my Mother visits, she is always amazed by how many birds we have in our yard, even though we don't have any feeders. Yes, they can find bugs and worms to eat!

Don't be a stranger,

Rocquie

 

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I asked Bill and he remembers it being very sweet smelling.  I have no clue why.  The years would be around 54 to 57 or longer.  Perhaps it was a different poison.  Know how you feel about the birds etc.  Whenever they are dead on their backs (insects too ) they've been poisoned.  We hate it.  Of course you need to be balanced, we can't get overrun, but you don't need napalm.  I have to say, I have to grit my teeth when the starlings eat every last fig off our tree!  The cancer center just called and scheduled Bill for his last rituxan in Feb and a CT scan.  He will be 2 yrs. in remission.  Yay!

Thinking of you, Becky

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Becky,

Please yak more !  I never knew anyone who did not like your yaks.  I had my share of "environmental toxins."  I grew up in Charleston, SC, which is in heavy swampland, and extremely hot and humid. The spray trucks used to roll past every night. *(I no longer live in that area.) Then I went into the Navy as a submarine weapons-systems tech, and did a fair amount of work on nukes . I do not attribute my sickness to that, since the radiation is very closely monitored and restricted, but no one can know, really, if it had some effect or not.   I also did a month and a half in the hospital after my 1986 wreck, and my hospital bill had 118 (static) X-rays on it, most of which were to the chest. Plus, I had to have a lot of x-rays on my leg after discharge. Lymphoma is one of the cancers that is of essentially unknown causality. Maybe someday....  Radiation causes mostly leukemia and thyroid cancers .

Please yak regularly.

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  My wifes first car was a 66 Mustang as well. It had a 289 engine. Her next car was also a 66 Mustang with a shot engine and transmission. We bought it that way on purpose. I put a Boss 302 engine and tranny in it. It was fast !!!! My first car was a 1948 Chevy pick-up with a 6 cylinder and would not get out of it's own way. Wouldn't do 60 mph even if you ran it off  the Montgomery Ward skyscraper. The mechanical fuel pump was so weak it cut off if I took a turn too fast. I spray painted it Caterpillar yellow and pin striped the runs. I was the hit of my 10th grade prom with that truck, my pink carnation, tuxedo coat and blue jeans and tennis shoes. I even put a real outhouse in the bed and drove around town for a couple of months. BUT...... IT WAS MINE AND I LOVED IT!!!! The 2 Cobras are not Mustangs,  they are Carroll Shelby Cobras. I have a pic of one of them on the 3rd page of my expressions page.  John

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My aunt has a 64 1/2 Mustang in her yard, with a 289 engine. Her husband's car, who went senile and has since died. It was nice ten years ago, but has rusted apart since.  People and cars: both fall apart.

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You are so kind, I will keep yakking.  Yeow Max, you must walk around glowing with all that radiation in you, my goodness.  Think I have said it before, you have got to be the miracle man.  Bill reminded me that we also have a huge radar facility, Pave Paws, at our airforce base here (Beale) and it can spot a football 300 miles out in the Pacific.  It's 15 miles away, pointed right at us.....nice. Cool  Probably another reason for our lucrative cancer center! Frown

Becky

 

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Becky,

  If you or anyone of us thinks the government cares about how much radiation our bodys are taking in...Well we got another thing coming, Right ?  BTW: If that radar is that strong you think maybe it could find the Wilson volleyball that Tom Hanks lost in Castaway. LOL   JOHN

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Becky,

I was stationed on a surface vessel for about a year, and my GQ station was on the superstructure, standing just behind a navagational radar twirling round and round.  I did some research on it and every engineer stated that it would be harmless.  They may have been correct, since larger yachts used the same model, usually mounted near the flying bridge.  Who knows .  Maybe that is another reason why I have what the dog food commercial describes as a "high-pro glow ?"

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Yes the duty cycle is very short so the actual radiation omitted would be small. These pulses are intense but generally are only a few millionths of a second long. Those wavelengths would probably have more of a warming effect then anything else. They are not strong enough to ionize. However a longterm exposure could do damage.

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They could care less.  Hey that's a good idea about Wilson tho Laughing Sorry again for the flagging.  Even when you mind your manners, you can't win for losing.

Becky

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Would you believe they even tried flagging my Garden Party response. Cry We had a self appointed first amendment flagger a couple years back as well, but she went into remission and left skid marks. Believe me and sad to say, but she will be back if something pops up. They ALWAYS do. Wink John

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It's too bad we can't flag flaggers

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Now come on, Becky.  That would be Politically incorrect and we can't have that in this New exciting America. The minority flagger would have their feelings hurt and there would be  trouble. In the New America the minority vote rules.  I know that statement will be taken the wrong way because of the one word I used. Ever notice when a person is convicted of a crime they get to appeal until doomsday, but after they get an acquital the case is over and the person the crime was committed against has NO recourse. Of course this is ignorant rhetoric according to a few on here. All is takes is one person who is offended and ZIP, I am flagged. I think I see some drones flying over right now and a couple of black SUV's coming down the driveway. I have an idea, why don't they flag the whole site and maybe Lymphoma will go away. I am on the soapbox again, but it's just the way it is. As someone else has said on here they could live even without the site. I am in the same boat as them. I never cared for anyone telling me what I could or could not say. May as well live in a Communist country.....HMMMMM!!!   John

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We'll quit worrying, but we're still going to wear our CoolCool

 

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Regarding "going to wear our."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9WTlP08LEg

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You crack me up.  Bill & I are not techy, takes us too long to figure out how to send a click on, but a feel good video is if you google Ray Wylie Hubbard on Letterman, think you'll like it.

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Hope this worked, we had to take an additional step to make it an active link, it didn't quite work your way, guess our computer is "wonky"Laughing  But now we know how to do it, at least Bill does.  This song is a tad risque but it's fun and makes you smile.

Becky

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7x-80GA1jk

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COBRA666
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What is this stuff ??? Let me get my flagging hat on. I don't see anything related to LYMPHOMA here, do you? I see the red lights flashing now. Oh, My Goodness, well I never!!!......LOLCool. Just joking. I loved the video. Wish I knew how to download stuff to the site. If I flip the computer to on and it don't work then I am not on the computer that day or the next either. If any of you dare you can tell me how to do it. Ha Ha!!!  John

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