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doctor recommendations? (King County, WA)
This is a long shot, but does anyone know of - or happen to be - a neurologist willing to discuss a long weird medical history with someone who has been spending years researching and looking for solutions because of repeated failures getting doctors to actually investigate anything? That’s going to require patience for someone getting surprising results from various questionable approaches, who suspects those surprising results warrant follow-up but has never been able to get doctors considering those results long enough to take them seriously - they just get discarded and the doctors go to their usual diagnostic sequences, which usually involves a lot of repeating stuff that didn’t work and then just dead-ends from there. That’s what we want to avoid.
We’re definitely in “would pay actual money to just talk for a while to figure out and discuss what next steps should even be” territory here. Neurology doesn’t strike me as a telemedicine-friendly pursuit but maybe it is...
@Cyborgneticz Note: Even if you sci-hub it, always also request it as an interlibrary loan if you are an academic.
The ILL program gets funding based on use, and if people don't use it it will go away, and it has gotten me a BUNCH of stuff that sci-hub doesn't have (obscure journals, books, technical reports)
Islamophobia is violence
If you live in a christian-dominant culture, which includes secular europe, critiquing Islam "just as hard" as you critique christianity is aggressive, and it legitimizes violence against Muslims
Two Muslim women were stabbed in Paris today with the person stabbing them making a racist remark during the act
Fuck this narrative that only Muslims are at risk of violent extremism. And fuck the people who fan the flames of division. So, fuck charlie hebdo
In case you haven't heard, legendary satirist Tom Lehrer has released his entire body of work to the public domain. You can download all of his lyrics from his website until 2024, when the site goes down.
At this point only the lyrics are in the public domain, but the music is going to be added as well at a later time.
I have a (free) new book out! "How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" is an anti-monopolist critique of Big Tech that connects the rise of conspiratorial thinking to the rise of tech monopolies and proposes a way to deal with both:
uspol, FDA, Holy fuck, COVID vaccine, +?
Turns out that the reason the FDA stood up to Trump is DIRECTLY related to the scientific community condemning the actions of the head of the FDA, which gave him the spine to stand up to Trump when Trump tried to push for a vaccine authorization before the election
uspol, nonviolent methods to protect the vote
This article discusses some situations where results of a democratic vote were called into question, and assorted efforts to protect democracy in the current US election season:
Here is a proven formula for protecting the vote while keeping the peace - Waging Nonviolence | Waging Nonviolence https://wagingnonviolence.org/2020/10/proven-formula-protecting-vote-keeping-peace/
I just started reading this comic and I'm most of the way through the prologue. CW: post-apocalyptic, prologue is modern and the apocalypse involves a virulent disease.
Beware: beautiful art, large archive. I'm about to make myself stop reading for now.
Stand Still. Stay Silent - webcomic, page 1 http://sssscomic.com/comic.php?page=1
this is the last possible image i expected to be reposting with captions, but the information seems too important not to share
a free font from the braille institute with increased readability for people with different levels of visual ability
I'm guessing no one thought they'd be writing this headline with the word "another" in it: "LAX reports another sighting of person wearing jet pack"
Not as close to the airport this time, but seriously, WTF, 2020?
unfiltered but probably okay
I don't miss travel _this_ much.
All the Thanksgiving talk from Canadians puts me in mind of this weekend, when I, in the US, was telling my kid the library would be closed for Columbus day on Monday. He said, you mean Indigenous People's Day. I argued that, although Oct 12 is Indigenous People's Day, the reason the library is closed is Columbus Day.
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