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  •  So doctors are bad. (0+ / 0-)

    Don't mistake good luck for having made good decisions.

    2.1 million Texans voted Democratic in the 2010 midterms. How many people in YOUR state voted D in 2010?

    by Rick Aucoin on Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 10:34:28 AM PST

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    •  That's your statement not mine. n/t (0+ / 0-)

      "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones."

      "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel."

      by roseeriter on Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 10:53:59 AM PST

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    •  So deciding on a highly experimental and dangerous (0+ / 0-)

      treatment that killed the only two people to have tried it before (the highly experimental and known to be fatal stem cell therapy) would have been a better choice?  Do you really believe that it would be better to hope and pray that the third time is the charm (given that it killed the previous people who tried it) rather than try a "natural" treatment that at worst would do nothing?

      There is no saving throw against stupid.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 01:14:12 PM PST

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      •  Ah, yes. Doctors are all ignorant. And bad. (1+ / 0-)
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        I suppose rather than have a skyscraper designed by an actual architect we should have them designed by hobbyists.  

        The anti-intellectualism on the Left isn't nearly as bad as it is on the Right.

        But it sure is alive and well, sadly.

        If I were dying and my doctor had tried everything else and we were down to "experimental" treatments that could have fatal side effects you bet I'd take the chance.  Rather than do nothing and very likely be dead anyway?

        As I said, don't mistake being one in a million lucky for having made wise decisions.

        2.1 million Texans voted Democratic in the 2010 midterms. How many people in YOUR state voted D in 2010?

        by Rick Aucoin on Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 01:30:31 PM PST

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        •  Not could, will. If the failure (and death) (0+ / 0-)

          rate of the experimental treatment so far was 100% would you still go for it or would you pass and take your chances doing nothing?  In other words would you still have an architect design that skyscraper even if every other skyscraper of that design collapsed within a year?

          There is no saving throw against stupid.

          by Throw The Bums Out on Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 02:28:21 PM PST

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          •  And who recommended a 100% fatal test? (0+ / 0-)

            Come on.  A hospital program in the U.S.A. recommended trying a 100% fatal experimental treatment?

            A treatment doesn't get out of the LAB RAT stage if it's 100% fatal.  Come on.

            2.1 million Texans voted Democratic in the 2010 midterms. How many people in YOUR state voted D in 2010?

            by Rick Aucoin on Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 02:35:10 PM PST

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