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  1. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    Latest Etanercept Update From The BBC: 2.16.17
    Gerald Hecht
    Andrew Marr 5 x Sit-to-Stand Test with Dr. Tobinick December 2016 | 1080p - YouTube
    www.youtube.com Gerald Hecht shared a...
  2. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    Interesting Indeed!
    Gerald Hecht
    A Brain Tweak Lets Mice Abstain From Cocaine
    www.npr.org Scientists have created addiction-resistant mice by altering the reward system in their brains. The findings shed light on the biochemistry of...


    Gerald Hecht
    15/02/2017 #2 Gerald Hecht
    Although great care must be taken not to repeat the operant reinforcement consequences of transecting the cingulate cortex ( in the "pre genetic knockout" days)...
    Gerald Hecht
    14/02/2017 #1 Gerald Hecht
    This is a puzzle that I've been working on for 20 years...I think it's easy to lose track of what's real in shared dreaming past three levels:
  3. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht
    Treatment for stroke Boca Raton Los Angeles at the INR | Institute of Neurological Recovery - Stroke
    www.strokebreakthrough.com Treatment of stroke such as hemiparesis, arm or leg weakness, speech difficulties using the patented local perispinal etanercept method invented at the...
  4. Manda O.

    Manda O.

    Promising cancer treatment. Signed, LOVE

    Manda O.
    Lawsuit filed regarding Kanzius research - News - GoErie.com - Erie, PA
    www.goerie.com Legal issues are threatening to halt research on the Kanzius external radio-frequency device before it can get to human...
  5. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht
    Psychology Lose Its Mind?...Not A "Chase"โ€‹
    www.linkedin.com Following William Jamesโ€™ decision to quit Psychology when Harvard University failed to grant a Ph.D. to Mary Whiton Calkins (โ€œthe most gifted...


    Gerald Hecht
    09/02/2017 #6 Gerald Hecht
    #5 @Donna-Luisa Eversley Just remember that there is no such thing (objectively) as "misbehavior".
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    09/02/2017 #5 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #4 @Gerald Hecht, once you keep your knickers on at the consulate, blush away.
    I'm so hooked I have to get back to your post and disect it in detail. Behavior is fascinating ๐Ÿ˜€
    Gerald Hecht
    09/02/2017 #4 Gerald Hecht
    #2 @Milos Djukic Oh ...I cannot be caught blushing -- here ; at the Consulate!
    Gerald Hecht
    09/02/2017 #3 Gerald Hecht
    #1 @Donna-Luisa Eversley hence my regrets regarding Sundance and South X SW ๐Ÿ’ซโœจ๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ““
    Milos Djukic
    09/02/2017 #2 Anonymous
    #1 Yes i did. Thank you @Donna-Luisa Eversley :) A real class act by @Gerald Hecht a philosopher of science. Love it or hate it, but he's a genius among professors. Period.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    09/02/2017 #1 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Gerald Hecht, you've got me excited... I love, love this post. Will visit on LinkedIn also...Don't go often but must respond there. @Milos Djukic have you seen this fantastic post from Gerald ?
  6. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jonathan_Katz2/publication/11988921_Further_studies_of_the_reinforcing_effects_of_benztropine__in_rhesus_monkeys/links/57ed796808ae2df364033646.pdf Gerald Hecht


    Gerald Hecht
    05/02/2017 #1 Gerald Hecht
    Thank you for sharing @Milos Djukic !
  7. ProducerGerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    On The Importance Of Deliberate, Prolonged Lapses Into Shallow Self Parody
    On The Importance Of Deliberate, Prolonged Lapses Into Shallow Self ParodyWe humans are a funny lot. A perfect exemplar of this can be found in the literature on human perception and cognition as it pertains to our ability to accurately judge the length an interval time without the aid of any sort of timepiece (be it...


    Gerald Hecht
    02/02/2017 #28 Gerald Hecht
    #25 @Kevin Pashuk, FWIW, apparently, its been said that I give new meaning to the term "Lecture Theatre":
    Gerald Hecht
    02/02/2017 #27 Gerald Hecht
    #25 @Kevin Pashuk I meant no disparagement...just another exemplar of my "gerryese shorthand"...tricks =survival skills.
    Tomayto/Tomahto thingie.
    Gerald Hecht
    02/02/2017 #26 Gerald Hecht
    #24 @Devesh Bhatt Surprisingly, I find myself feeling "curiously genuine"!
    Kevin Pashuk
    02/02/2017 #25 Kevin Pashuk
    #23 I don't call them 'tricks'... in school they were survival skills for me. I'm a tactile learner and the lecture theatre was my enemy.
    Devesh Bhatt
    02/02/2017 #24 Devesh Bhatt
    #22 so it is a parody within a parody within the limited scope of notes and scales I.e. a possible third layer of parody
    Till where does the loop continue? Could the perception of parody change under a different simulator?

    I'm genuinely curious.
    Gerald Hecht
    02/02/2017 #23 Gerald Hecht
    #18 @Kevin Pashuk those things really do work (for me anyway), In fact, I intend to credit you for these "tricks" when we get to #20
    Gerald Hecht
    02/02/2017 #22 Gerald Hecht
    #21 @Devesh Bhatt naturally! I think that's why I find it much more interesting to practice the art of parodying /mimicry of others.
    It's much like trying to master a musical instrument...there's always new thingies
    Devesh Bhatt
    02/02/2017 #21 Devesh Bhatt
    #19 I just thought I'd delayed prolonged lapse as adulthood and shallow self parody as life thereafter.

    Wherein for many years just flyby making unsustainable simulators where the lecture too is a simulator, somehow compared to a simulator in a shallow self parody.

    The comparative of time perceptions was observed, made me wonder, without a clock, how would the observers estimate time if they were told to focus on something else while being observed for their perceptions.

    Why this silly exercise? Merely to assess this devoid of self parody, which is still contestable.
    Gerald Hecht
    02/02/2017 #20 Gerald Hecht
    #17 @Lisa Vanderburg you know...like anything else; you pick up little tricks along the way...@Kevin Pashuk offers up a couple of good one's in #18 --which is also an example of a puzzle that can make time seem to "speed up" --specifically, referencing a comment from the future --many hours in the past.

    It's like pondering; how is it that if whenever anyone asks you what time it is; you can always answer: "now"...and never be wrong!

    Whenever someone asks: "Where are we?" You can always answer: "here"...and also never be wrong.

    Ultimately, I guess spacetime itself is currently engaged in deliberate self parody.
    It always makes feel better to think someone/something found value in a concept as I am explaining โœจ๐Ÿ’ซ
    Gerald Hecht
    02/02/2017 #19 Gerald Hecht
    #16 @Devesh Bhatt ...or so we believe ;-)
    Kevin Pashuk
    01/02/2017 #18 Kevin Pashuk
    I have found that during some lectures time will go by faster if you count the holes in the ceiling tiles, or learn to spin a pencil between your fingertips. I am told it will also go faster if you actually listen to the lecturer, but I cannot personally verify that.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    01/02/2017 #17 Lisa Vanderburg
    #13 Your profound sense of tutorial responsibility befitting of your rank @Gerald Hecht, is admirable, noble and righteous. Hell, it I had thought of Sleeper, I'd've stayed on the podium too :)
    Devesh Bhatt
    01/02/2017 #16 Devesh Bhatt
    #15 I wasn't even thinking Maya... But I'm born in it :)
    Gerald Hecht
    01/02/2017 #15 Gerald Hecht
    #9 @Devesh Bhatt ahh; Maya's storied Veil of Illusion!
    Gerald Hecht
    01/02/2017 #14 Gerald Hecht
    #8 @Lisa Vanderburg and, it may just be crazy enough to work!
    Gerald Hecht
    01/02/2017 #13 Gerald Hecht
    #7 @Lisa Vanderburg I had thought about the "chalk dropping thingie"...but then I remembered my obligation...my sense of dutiful dedication to Scientific Inquiry (oh ...and also the storied "orgasmotron", of "Sleeper" fame (I think that's where Woody Allen and Diane Keaton had there first Virtual Encounter... ;-)
    Gerald Hecht
    01/02/2017 #12 Gerald Hecht
    #6 @Gert Scholtz yeah,the only problem is the actual application; I have a feeling that in my case, for example, it may be impossible to make the distinction ;-)
    Gerald Hecht
    01/02/2017 #11 Gerald Hecht
    #5 @Todd Jones I know that I have never noticed clocks in such establishments...but; there may have been clocks; it may be a "selective attention" issue.
    Gerald Hecht
    01/02/2017 #10 Gerald Hecht
    #4 @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit exactly; the trend of enacting tremendous cuts in Higher Education...the dumbing and numbing down of the populace; if Michael Jackson's inability to be assigned a suitable mentor --what hope is there for the rest of us?

    The neophytes like me; who don't ask for much; a little guidance from a caring, experienced mentor.
    Devesh Bhatt
    01/02/2017 #9 Devesh Bhatt
    We cannot accurately judge anything.
    We created civilisation to hide this malady.
  8. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht
    Changes in Blood-Brain Barrier and Intestinal Permeability Found in People With Autism
    wp.me Summary: Researchers discover a link between neuroinflammation associated with impairment to the blood-brain barrier and intestinal permeability in people with ASD.Source: Mass...
  9. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht
    Anti-anxiety drugs in wastewater impact fish behavior
    arstechnica.com Benzodiazepines make fish bold, aggressive...


    Gerald Hecht
    22/01/2017 #12 Gerald Hecht
    #11 It's a a "fatal flaw" in our species --we all know the concept--we all see it's different faces/manifestations of it locally...and by the time our committees and special commissions decide to act......
    Devesh Bhatt
    22/01/2017 #11 Devesh Bhatt
    #10 defining it as a global asset with a local body implementation has its own problems.
    It has to be redefined as a Critical asset, frameworks should be bottom to top, not governance butcommunity based which are mapped onto Governance.

    I think the comment section will get overloaded., But still we produce more shit per capita than plastics and pharma, yet our inorganic degradation is worse.

    Ganga atleast gets some of its due.
    The river Yamuna, only focused on near Delhi is more polluted and a tributary.

    We pretend to be religious, if we were, Yamuna has two brothers, one can spoil our fate and the other decides on our time on earth, Delhi pays no heed and pollutes with disregard . That's the people side.

    Govt has wasted more money on Eco efforts than the Budget for all residents on its banks.. that's the governance part.

    Corporates only wish to grab land and use environment as an excuse...That's the Pvt part.

    I guess I'll stop hogging your comment side and be useful now. Triggered to figure some stuff.
    Gerald Hecht
    22/01/2017 #10 Gerald Hecht
    #9 I recently saw a documentary about what is happening along portions of the Ganges...and efforts to stem the dumping...the thing is; that ultimately this kind of thing can't be conceptualized as a "nation thing" or a "regional thing" it's like carbon and (the even worse greenhouse gas) methane....it's Gaia; it's all life as we know it...in the end; emphasis on politics, identity politics, religious differences, ethnic differences amounts to jerking off until death by asphyxiation intervenes.

    But, I don't wanna bum people out.
    Devesh Bhatt
    22/01/2017 #9 Devesh Bhatt
    #8 indeed, but investments are being done on both sides, the polluters and the ones who try to reduce it, behind but it exists.

    Here the imbalance is far greater and the rapid acceleration in pollution can be already seen.

    You have studies of deterioration, we have nothing.
    Bhutan is a nice example, Nepal would go India's way and India is going the dirtiest route copying US and China.
    Gerald Hecht
    22/01/2017 #8 Gerald Hecht
    #7 thank you for the kind notice; I will keep an eye out for it --FWIW, I think "the West is behind its own self"...
    Devesh Bhatt
    22/01/2017 #7 Devesh Bhatt
    #6 I had written a lengthy post about urban imbalance, low per capita yet high population incidence and lots of biodiversity that's just been wiped out.

    I just had a concept emerge in the mind...While traditional waste water practice, I'm aware of, but they are way way behind the West, what prevelant methods are useful today in combating this menace...I'll probably upload a rough concept in a few days for Asia/Africa
    Gerald Hecht
    22/01/2017 #6 Gerald Hecht
    #5 I understand; I'm just fed up with...pretty much everything that huge global Chemical Corporations get away with; most of them are in my backyard
    Devesh Bhatt
    22/01/2017 #5 Devesh Bhatt
    #4 it already makes sense.
    I was in waste water management, people don't listen to logic and evident dangers.
    Why do we have to delve into behavioural changes to prove a point which is a serious threat. That was the contention and the hopeless retort.
    Apologies for the frustrated jibe
    Gerald Hecht
    22/01/2017 #4 Gerald Hecht
    #1 it enters the food chain, it alters the normal behavioral patterns of prey/predator relations of all species, which are already under tremendous stress from habitat loss, climate change, human/industrial encroachment and ...we (including you) die.
    Is it starting to make sense now?
    Gerald Hecht
    22/01/2017 #3 Gerald Hecht
    #2 @Phil Friedman Yes, this study is from several years ago; since then (along with other toxins, i.e., dioxins, plastics, "microbeads"/other nanotech products) psychoactive pharmaceuticals such as SSRI's, amphetamine salts, and both old and second generation antipsychotics have been found at pharmacological levels in fresh water fishing areas around the globe.

    If the "antibiotics n livestock" model of food chain infiltration holds (and there is no reason to think it won't)...concentrations of many/all of the most widely prescribed medical and veterinary pharmaceuticals are continually increasing in water, soil, air, and the animals and plants inhabiting/locomoting/pollinating/feeding/excreting in same
    Phil Friedman
    22/01/2017 #2 Phil Friedman
    Thanks @Gerald Hecht for sharing this. Do you think the chemicals could be reaching our brains via the food chain? And that it could be one more reason we spend more time fattening up?
    Devesh Bhatt
    22/01/2017 #1 Devesh Bhatt
    If these fish adapt to the dosage, nature gets the best of pharma industry?
  10. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht
    Gerald Hecht - Google+
    plus.google.com Gerald Hecht -...
  11. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    Interview with Ian Weinberg
    Interview with Ian WeinbergI had the pleasure of conducting an interview with Ian Weinberg this week. Ian writes excellent articles and readily provides friendlyย informative comments on beBee. Above he is standing proudly with his daughter on her wedding day.ย Gert: Ian, thank...


    debasish majumder
    14/01/2017 #48 debasish majumder
    very fascinating interview @Gert Scholtz! instead of professional life are perhaps the key essence of affinity and this interview perfectly reflect the very essence of beBee, resonating and aligning with myriad bees to make a healthy networking and true social site. enjoyed read. thank you very much for sharing such wonderful post.
    Paul Walters
    14/01/2017 #47 Paul Walters
    #44 @Dean Owen I will head to NZ to watch the Lions vs All Blacks in Wellington...wanna come ?
    Ian Weinberg
    13/01/2017 #46 Ian Weinberg
    #45 Thanks for that Fatima. Best wishes.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    13/01/2017 #45 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    Such a great interview @Gert Scholtz Thank you for introducing @Ian Weinberg . It's interesting to read what's on the mind of a Surgeon. And anything that allows me to explore my mind makes me curious to want to know more. This field you are in highly fascinating ! Your daughter looks so beautiful and the family pics too. Thank you for sharing this with us.
    Dean Owen
    13/01/2017 #44 Dean Owen
    #39 You are on! And @Ian Weinberg and @Gert Scholtz. If you guys make it to Japan for the World Cup, tickets are on me!
    Gerald Hecht
    13/01/2017 #43 Gerald Hecht
    #42 @Donna-Luisa Eversley agreed; with a positive, giving spirit and attitude Ian shows us, through this interview by @Gert Scholtz , that the sky itself is not the limit...not even close; awesome!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    13/01/2017 #42 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Brilliant interview @ian Weinberg and @Gert Scholtz. I must say I love the fact that you dared to do what you were told not to do with the plane and lived! Incredible. Thanks guys for sharing this interview.
    Gerald Hecht
    12/01/2017 #41 Gerald Hecht
    #40 @Ian Weinberg I think so too --once was enough with that one, lol. Also the critical part was (not being able to make It across) that I landed it on the main runway at Philadelphia International Airport!
    The thing is, at the time I thought I was doing the "sane thing" because of the weather and not being instrument rated...my instructor's "voice in my head" was telling me that the riskier thing would be to fly blind into those "billowing into the stratosphere" cumulonimbus --JFK Jr. substantiated that --12years later.

    My great uncle ran a dairy...he flew B-25's in WWII...after the war he used the Cub to land on cowpastures around the Northeast to get milk samples from different farmers...and to drink heavily and not maintain the aircraft . I couldn't afford to "pay for hours" so he let me use that "death trap" for free!
    Until that fateful day in Philly... I never got instrument rated; because later that summer I was old enough to get my driver's license!
    Ian Weinberg
    12/01/2017 #40 Ian Weinberg
    #38 I'm impressed @Gerald Hecht There's something about experiencing the 'edge' that puts a different spin on things. I think that as one gets older we lose a bit of that boldness. I'm glad I exercised my madness in the earlier years (we were invincible weren't we?) because I've lost the nerve for much of it now.
    Paul Walters
    12/01/2017 #39 Paul Walters
    #36 Dean , see you in Japan in 2019?
    Gerald Hecht
    12/01/2017 #38 Gerald Hecht
    @Ian Weinberg At some point I wanna PM you about a little incident that occurred when I was using my great uncle's Piper Cub(which was always littered with cigarette butts and empty Jack Daniels bottles) to gain hours after my first solo.

    The short version is that the radio (which he never maintained...like everything else) died...T-storms, not instrument rated, couldn't make across the Delaware River back to New Jersey visually ...put myself in the traffic pattern between a 707 and a 727 (it was 1977) and just followed the 707 in radio silence...The FAA was waiting in the unmarked black car...long interrogation; good thing it wasn't after 9/11!
    Ian Weinberg
    12/01/2017 #37 Ian Weinberg
    #35 Thanks very much @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher Best wishes.
    Dean Owen
    12/01/2017 #36 Dean Owen
    #30 #33 You guys were so lucky to have witnessed that pivotal moment in history. I remember dearly spending the whole world cup at my local Irish pub in Tokyo. Needless to say the whole of Japan was transfixed by Jonah Lomu after being defeated by the All Blacks by 138 points! but what a glorious moment that was when Mandela presented the Webb Ellis trophy to FP.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    12/01/2017 #35 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    I can't remember if I added, you have a beautiful family too @Ian Weinberg
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    12/01/2017 #34 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    @Gert Scholtz I really enjoyed your interview with @Ian Weinberg! Very interesting life you lead Ian. I'm so glad you survived the plane that almost crashed. I met a man years ago who bought my daughter's horse. He told us that his son told him to get back into horseback riding because he did crash his plane with 6 others aboard during takeoff. Luckily all 6 of them survived. The plane was totaled and his son said, "Dad, it's time for a new hobby that isn't so dangerous." So Rolf went back to what he used to enjoy, riding. One of the nicest men (and his wife Gisella) who I've met. We kept in touch for years. It appears that you cycle with your son during events too? I find the field you are in highly interesting. The photos are very nice, thanks for sharing a bit about yourself, your life, with us!
    Ian Weinberg
    12/01/2017 #33 Ian Weinberg
    #28 @Dean Owen Thanks for that. That World Cup period experience was a rare national euphoria, but sadly, short-lived. We were all fired up and optimistic, but then prevailing realities surfaced again, which we continue to wrestle with. In any event, it was a rare and special moment - glad I experienced it.
    Ian Weinberg
    12/01/2017 #32 Ian Weinberg
    #24Thanks for that Manjit
    Paul Walters
    12/01/2017 #31 Paul Walters
    @Gert Scholtz Thanks for this. I read Ian's lofty posts which sometimes leaves me me confused. from the pics featured here is a man who looks content with his life and has a strong sense of family...I like that !
    Paul Walters
    12/01/2017 #30 Paul Walters
    #28 Dean I would answer that one for Gert. I happened to be at the ground when that nail biting match was played. those poor "Poisoned All Blacks" watched as a drop goal soared over the posts. It gave that country so much hope ! Sorry gert , I hijacked the question
    Gerald Hecht
    12/01/2017 #29 Gerald Hecht
    @Gert Scholtz @Ian Weinberg Thank you very much --a precious gem!
  12. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    More Clinical Efficacy Evidence for Perispinal Etanercept administration; once Etanercept enters the CSF in the Ventricles of the Central Nervous System; it signals pro inflammatory cytokines causing neurodegeneration...and stops them
    Immediate Neurological Improvement Seven Months After Stroke 1080p
    Immediate Neurological Improvement Seven Months After Stroke 1080p Treatment at the Institute of Neurological Recovery in Boca Raton. Treatment was given 7 months after stroke. For further information, please visit...


  13. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht
    The Health Benefits of Cold Showers / IMPOSSIBLE ยฎ
    impossiblehq.com Why take cold showers? Well, it just might be the healthiest decision you can make. Check out the extensive health benefits of cold...
  14. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    I understand baby boomers now. Gerald Hecht


    Gerald Hecht
    08/01/2017 #2 Gerald Hecht
    #1 @Todd Jones I know --I suspect that he didn't take anything with pesky anticholinergic effects...especially the kind that antagonize acetylcholine ;-)
    Todd Jones
    08/01/2017 #1 Todd Jones
    Love the Yogi-isms!
  15. ProducerJudy Caroll

    Judy Caroll

    The Advantages of Medical Tourism: Why Arenโ€™t You Hopping on a Plane Yet?
    The Advantages of Medical Tourism: Why Arenโ€™t You Hopping on a Plane Yet?In this day and age when overseas travel is a lot cheaper and more convenient compared to a decade ago, and technological advancements have helped improve the quality of global healthcare, medical tourism has become more of a necessity because of...
  16. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht
    Taking LSD for breakfast โ€˜helps you beat your Facebook addictionโ€™
    metro.co.uk Quite an extreme measure, but...


    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    08/01/2017 #23 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #22 I'll bee demmd!
    Gerald Hecht
    08/01/2017 #22 Gerald Hecht
    #21 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli No! The smoker thingie is bad for the health of people! It only works for bees! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee_smoker
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    08/01/2017 #21 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #20 One man's smoker is another man's choker dear Gerry! Make Merry! ;) Give-it-em heave-a-ho Geronimo!
    Gerald Hecht
    08/01/2017 #20 Gerald Hecht
    #19 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli don't make me break out the smoker! ๐Ÿ’จ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŽถ
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    08/01/2017 #19 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #18 Hark Ye! Ol fellows with the mighty bellows; Sir Gerry hath spoken the words. Blow gently, and sweetly oer the multitudinous hives, till the bright morning bringeth inspiration in hordes! Wax lyrical ye Bees, wax Wise; the fabric of affinity, was ne'er so nice! Break ye not before the fierce winds of sarcasm, and wilt not before well meaning wit; our peace of mind all depends, on how we take it! ;)
    Gerald Hecht
    07/01/2017 #18 Gerald Hecht
    #15 Actually we have found that the cure for beBee addiction is a giant bellows full of soothing smoke; gently delivered to all the hives; along with the following lullaby:

    Opened my eyes to the sunrise / I can smell oatmeal and toast and juice / My favorites! / The sunโ€™s rays stream through my window / Taking away the darkness / The branches that scratched against my window all night / Are warmed in the sunโ€™s heat / Wasn't I silly to ever doubt or fear? / Mom is bringing my breakfast tray up to my room / There's oatmeal and toast / And juice! / Thank you, God, for this brand-new day / Another day to weave a new tapestry of hope.
    Devesh Bhatt
    07/01/2017 #17 Devesh Bhatt
    #16 well, LSD may heighten emotional response :)
    Gerald Hecht
    07/01/2017 #16 Gerald Hecht
    #15 we are conducting preliminary trials with Ketamine; its double blind and preliminary results are still a little ways off; but we are all frozen on the edge of our seats with anticipation!
    Devesh Bhatt
    07/01/2017 #15 Devesh Bhatt
    Would it work for bebee too :)
    Gerald Hecht
    07/01/2017 #14 Gerald Hecht
    #13 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli A Virtual Enema for the prefrontal cortex.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    07/01/2017 #13 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #12 An old American buddy told me about AxLax - Smooth Move - a long many years ago!
    Randy Keho
    02/01/2017 #12 Randy Keho
    #8 It wakes up your digestive system so you can have a real nice bowel movement. I wish it worked for social media.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    02/01/2017 #11 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #10 Thanks but naah...got enough bees in my bonnet already and I haven't even tried ellesdee ;) And right underneath the jacket with War printed on it you will find some skin with Peace tattooed on it. Second skin kinda. ;) Second nature too:)
    Gerald Hecht
    02/01/2017 #10 Gerald Hecht
    #6 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli ...and stamp a peace sign into it...oh, and bee sure to where some flowers in your hair.
    Gerald Hecht
    02/01/2017 #9 Gerald Hecht
    #4 @Aleta Curry a wise strategy in this case!
    Gerald Hecht
    02/01/2017 #8 Gerald Hecht
    #3 @Randy Keho yeah but that may be a holdover from the early factory time clock based "institutionalized normal" lifestyle implemented by the steel and railroad captains of industry/robber barons of the industrial revolution.
    Gerald Hecht
    02/01/2017 #7 Gerald Hecht
    #2 @Ian Weinberg yeah, I think it's either that or 1) a disruption of Hebbian Synapses, Cell Assemblies, and Phase Sequences...
    2) A complete roadside mechanical failure of the Volkswagen Mini-Bus.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    02/01/2017 #6 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #1 Make hay Gerry, while the fun shines! ;)
    Lyon Brave
    02/01/2017 #5 Lyon Brave
    Aleta Curry
    02/01/2017 #4 Aleta Curry
    I got nothin'....
  17. ProducerJohn Vaughan

    John Vaughan

    beBee Housecleaning : (the Archive)
    beBee Housecleaning : (the Archive)Given socialNet publishing redundancies and inefficiencies, I've decided to move my 'professional', non-personal ย posts to my own blog, which is at https://jcvtcsblog.wordpress.com/. I may do a more in-depth article as to 'the reasons why' at...


    Gerald Hecht
    28/12/2016 #39 Gerald Hecht
    @John Vaughan oh and ^gotta get out while ... (they need to fix the UX before they turn out the lights),
    Gerald Hecht
    28/12/2016 #38 Gerald Hecht
    @John Vaughan yeah; that feeling..."I Can't Get No Satisfaction"...that's when you have a choice: 1) Read somebody's "personal reflections on the worst year of our lord --ever"/"Great motivational tips &a best resolutions for 2017"...or 2) Accept that beBee ain't never gonna be a professional network like LI combined with a good-ole down home folksy version FB...it's just an AUTOBOT-SPAM GENERATING-MARKETING SODOM AND GOMORRA-MEETS THE LAS VEGAS STRIP-INSIDE A SNOWGLOBE...

    ...a death trap,a suicide rap; we got out while we're young...cause tramps like us, baby we were born to...etc, etc.

    As ever,
    I'm not really the best person to ask
    Gerald Hecht
    28/12/2016 #37 Gerald Hecht
    #29 @John Vaughan yeah; well --at least I can give you my free science tip for the day: Before you drink that glass of water; pour some of it into another glass which vibrates/oscillates the water ๐Ÿ’ฆ at the critical frequency/amplitude --it will conveniently release the Hydrogen for endless clean power.
    Gerald Hecht
    28/12/2016 #36 Gerald Hecht
    @Jim Able yeah, that's pretty much I feel; not a fan --but respectful of the ...wait a second ("what? Yes, I'm getting to the e-book; just gimme a ...alright!")... I'm sorry that interruption
    Gerald Hecht
    28/12/2016 #35 Gerald Hecht
    @John Vaughan yeah, that's pretty much I feel; not a fan --but respectful of the ...wait a second ("what? Yes, I'm getting to the e-book; just gimme a ...alright!")... I'm sorry that interruption
    Gerald Hecht
    28/12/2016 #34 Gerald Hecht
    @John Vaughan yeah, that's pretty much I feel; not a fan --but respectful of the ...wait a second ("what? Yes, I'm getting to the e-book; just gimme a ...alright!")... I'm sorry that interruption
    Gerald Hecht
    28/12/2016 #33 Gerald Hecht
    @Milos Djukic yeah; well --at least I can give you my free science tip for the day: Before you drink that glass of water; pour some of it into another glass which vibrates/oscillates the water ๐Ÿ’ฆ at the critical frequency/amplitude --it will conveniently release the Hydrogen for endless clean power
    Gerald Hecht
    28/12/2016 #32 Gerald Hecht
    #31 @John Vaughan yeah; well --at least I can give you my free science tip for the day: Before you drink that glass of water; pour some of it into another glass which vibrates/oscillates the water ๐Ÿ’ฆ at the critical frequency/amplitude --it will conveniently release the Hydrogen for endless clean power.
    John Vaughan
    27/12/2016 #31 John Vaughan
    #30 "this just isn't what it once was --that's life..." sez @Gerald Hecht

    I'll drink to that.
    Gerald Hecht
    27/12/2016 #30 Gerald Hecht
    #29 @John Vaughan you know what; it doesn't matter; people gotta live and eat; this just isn't what it once was --that's life...
    John Vaughan
    27/12/2016 #29 John Vaughan
    #28 Okaaaaaay, @Gerald Hecht
    Without a link, I guess I'll just take your word for it. I don't get it, but I definitely like the sobriquet "punchdrunk ghostwriter",
    Gerald Hecht
    27/12/2016 #28 Gerald Hecht
    #27 @John Vaughan (Still gonna be cryptic; but more decipherable --Q: What you get when you cross a punchdrunk ghostwriter with an insecure automation protocol? A) A new app called "Suddenly Blonde"., B) @Robert Bacal, C) Both "A and B" (and their nameless, for now, co-conspirators) are the correct (and absolutely politically incorrect) answers.
    John Vaughan
    27/12/2016 #27 John Vaughan
    #26 Cryptic comment @Gerald Hecht .... Can you elaborate?
    Gerald Hecht
    27/12/2016 #26 Gerald Hecht
    #25 @John Vaughan ; I've already found they've changed the conditions for sharing...I also know exactly how they did it ;-)
    John Vaughan
    27/12/2016 #25 John Vaughan
    #21 The Early Daze (before we had paradigms or standards) allowed for a lot of free-wheeling speculation in the design arena - fueled by some excellent drugs, @Gerald Hecht. "Multidimensional" just made sense. On the one hand, it's wonderfully creative. On the other hand ... there's a very human reluctance to stray 'too far' from thePredictable, theFamiliar, and theConvenient.

    Lord knows, I spent *years* fussing that a "page" was just a VERY inadequate metaphor for a richly interactive and fluid digital environment. Then I became more compliant. And got paid more regularly as a result. It comes back around. Eventually.

    If you like "hypertext", then you gotta love Ted Nelson https://jcvtcsblog.wordpress.com/2015/06/12/heroes/, who had a way with words ... and concepts.

    โ€œEverything is deeply intertwingled. In an important sense there are no โ€œsubjectsโ€ at all; there is only all knowledge, since the cross-connections among the myriad topics of this world simply cannot be divided up neatly.โ€

    Thanks to you, @Phil Friedman.
    If I may quote The Bard, "Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
    John White, MBA
    26/12/2016 #24 John White, MBA
    @John Vaughan: Happy Holiday and cheers to you! I'm also following you at Wordpress.
    Gerald Hecht
    26/12/2016 #23 Gerald Hecht
    #22 @Phil Friedman I think you are spot on...an open exchange...AND a priceless educational opportunity besides! A chance to be lifelong learners...I think it was th great Henry Ford Sr. who once said that you're never too old to thirst for new...ummm ..new thingies and idears' and like that kind of stuff.
    Phil Friedman
    26/12/2016 #22 Phil Friedman
    #3 John, I greatly appreciate the call out and can without hesitation reciprocate. With @Milos Djukic and others, I believe Social Media could be ever so much more than it is or has been up now ... subject only to those interested in the genuinely free and open exchange of ideas and opinions find each other and stand against Insipidipity. Keep the faith, bud, you know where to find me.
    Gerald Hecht
    26/12/2016 #21 Gerald Hecht
    #20 @John Vaughan Thank you for for these terrific resources; you visionary you! I will delve more deeply into these...it's funny; in grad school I helped out on a project in the cognitive neuroscience program --it was a (pre GUI) DARPA funded project to increase the efficiency of DARPAnet inter-researcher communications between CERN, Stanford, Urbana/Champaign and SUNY with a form of "3D text" that could be "ftp'd or Kermitted".

    We called it "hypertext"...and we're conducting psychological testing on the increase in efficiency resulting from the ability to navigate a research publication three dimensionally...it was so futuristic, lol...you could hit on a reference and it would magically "take you there"!

    The history "angle" (aspect) is actually (I think) vital...and this is something that is only recently becoming clear; I bet there are at least several generations now who have no idea where the activities they perform on their devices "came from"...it's funny how when MS allowed their GUI shell'd-piece o'crap-OS to be "Winsocked" to cyberspace with thunks and duck tape...watching students simply accepting the program...

    ...trying to move windows that were "in front" of other windows with frantically absurd "body english"/mouse movements...on the two dimensional screen ๐Ÿ“บ
    John Vaughan
    26/12/2016 #20 John Vaughan
    #19 Speaking of Syllabus / From the WayBack Machine @Gerald Hecht: As a Junior in college I put together a student-taught course for the Experimental College (It was 1970 ... What can I say?) http://www.jcvtcs.com/papers-collateral/viking.html Hand-written notes and ... smell the mimeograph

    Graduate Papers from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (1979-81) http://www.jcvtcs.com/papers-itp/index-papers-itp.html reflect a transitional moment in 'the new media'. "The Ultimate Cable System' is kinda interesting... http://www.jcvtcs.com/papers-itp/ultimatecable.html. There's even "MassComm 105", an abortive proposal to compose a 'context' course for how-we-got-here http://www.jcvtcs.com/papers-itp/masscomm.html

    During the pre-Web era of interactivity (the 80's) I wrote & blabbed a lot at industry conferences http://www.jcvtcs.com/papers-tcs/index-papers-tcs.html, working on Standards and advocating for "the user experience" (it wasn't capitalized yet). "Before We Called it The Web" was an interesting moment in time http://www.jcvtcs.com/portfolio/index-videotex.html. If any of this seems relevant - or interesting - let me know.

    I don't know if you have a particular agenda, but imo context informs content (Hey, I'm a history major)
  18. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon
    Electronic body hair may increase robots' sensitivity
    newatlas.com โ€‹โ€‹We've already seen several versions of touch-sensitive "electronic skin," that could be used to bring tactile sensation to robotic limbs. Scientists from China, however, are taking a different approach โ€“ they've created an array of hair-like...
  19. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon
    Revamped Philips hospital system comforts with "light recipes"
    newatlas.com Philips has announced the third generation of its HealWell lighting system. Designed for use in hospitals, the system is aimed at providing a comfortable experience for patients and helping them to sleep well by replicating the natural patterns of...
  20. ProducerMohammed A. Jawad
    Nefarious Nexus
    Nefarious NexusIf at all teachers are regarded as social scientists, presumably we can say that physicians are saviors.ย But, what happens when medical professionals become insincere brokers and swindlers who write painful prescriptions to loot poor...


    Devesh Bhatt
    24/12/2016 #4 Devesh Bhatt
    Many countries including India, get patients to sign disclaimers that the Doctor isnt responsible for any ill treatment.

    The nexus grows. Thanks for bringing forth one of the deadliest ills in society.

    The only useful pointers i can give , particularily in context of India are these:

    a) Govt Insurance + Pvt hospital... The below poverty line people get insured and small pvt clinics and pvt hospitals that want to secure Defence Forces recognition ( they have to declare at their entrance of it) tend to treat people at the same price, not overcharging.

    This also gets the disclaimer out of the equation.

    b)There is no tortious liability in India and Police is as corrupt..their are only precautions ..... dont go for tests unless the Doctor gives preliminary examination as to probable causes in writing...which they wont to avoid legal liability...they just write the tests...fortunately mass awareness helps..examples are States of Uttarakhand and Kerala

    Take prescription on hospital stationery and take printed bill of medicines...the illiterate do this, unfortunately the educated want to.evade taxes.

    If the matter isnt urgent, request a second opinion from the same hospital ...it gets covered in the Govt insurance, going for second opinion privately does not.

    The punishments are severe but doctors evade responsibility simply becaise there is no awareness.

    We need a mass movement here for class action lawsuits from the consumer perspective including hospitals.
    Harvey Lloyd
    24/12/2016 #3 Harvey Lloyd
    Doctors have become the focal point of many commentary's. I am unsure of the educational requirements outside of the USA but here doctors give up a very high percentage of their earning career and life to become a doctor. One would think that this process itself would weed out the quick scam artist and their cohorts of health care swindlers. If we can lean on this understanding just a little then we would have to conclude that it is something after education that changes the perspective of doctors.

    I think it is reasonable to include a statement that doctors are humans. Families, bills and emotional challenges all exist for them also. They did sign up for a profession where they are to set aside these human dynamics for the good of the patient.

    I believe we need to look at the system of healthcare and not just the doctor. Fee for service, torts, patient insurance, socialized medicine, liability insurance, actuarial tables and capital investment are all part of a doctors arena of management. Although doctors have taken an oath of the highest degree, they are not without the same needs and wants every other citizen seeks. In order to achieve these and retain their oath they must navigate the system of healthcare.

    Doctors are like teachers, they are the gate keepers to our future. The gatekeepers should also have special consideration with higher accountability. Yet within healthcare (US) we allow frivolous suits that drive up insurance costs, while insurance companies and government regulate billable fees to name just one untenable situation.

    So we know that some physicians are less than adequate. We also know that the system creates adverse affects on the patient in the physicians decision making process. I know healthcare requires a lot of review and change. But the government and politics is playing a role in this, they are creating a system of dungeons and dragons for doctors to operate.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    22/12/2016 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #1 @Kevin Baker Yes, the truth is that patients are always exploited. Since they being medically illiterate, they get caught in the traps of both doctors and hospitals. Thanks for your comments and sharing the post.
    Kevin Baker
    22/12/2016 #1 Kevin Baker
    A very serious issue that will not change easily. The oath, do no harm. There is a wide division between create no dependencies and parasitical practitioners. The saddest part is that most are not aware they are being exploited. Wonderful that your bringing this to public view.
  21. ProducerCraig Middleton

    Craig Middleton

    How Addictions Are Created In the Brain
    How Addictions Are Created In the BrainOnce the brain becomes dependent on substances for pleasure, it becomes difficult to discontinue the use of these substances. Even when a person has made a conscious decision to abstain from drugs or alcohol, the hippocampus remembers how good these...


    Ian Weinberg
    16/12/2016 #8 Ian Weinberg
    Craig, you may find this previous buzz of some interest regarding the intervention side. See https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ian-weinberg/the-neuroscience-of-change
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    16/12/2016 #7 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Well written buzz @Craig Middleton. Dopamine is the pleasure center of our brains. There are healthy addictions and then the addictions you mentioned. Maybe that center of the brain is unable to detect whether we crave a healthy vs. unhealthy addiction. I agree, it's been proven Scientifically that Alcoholism and Drug addiction are diseases and I think every family has an immediate family member or relative that suffers or did suffer. I find it's vital if it runs in families to try and educate our children when they are young about the addiction, be honest and explain the illness by relating it to the person who is addicted because it may help kids later in life to understand they could be next w/out warning. Thanks for this, it's an important topic!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    16/12/2016 #6 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Ah, Craig, you've made a post-mortem of addiction with this informative post. But, is really addiction a disease? Is it contagious or static? Well then, an addict is a diseased person! Right? Perhaps, before dealing in medical terms, if we humans are aware of what's right and what's wrong, what's good and what's evil, we become not prey to devil's temptations and sickening habits. In fact, addiction is a sort weakness, an outcome after embracing harmful substances that weakens reasoning, emotions and stamina. It's after all true realization, bent of conscience, giving worth to temporal life, contentment and gratitude towards the Almighty Lord can kick off this addiction. With the presence of these, even counsel and medicines work.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    16/12/2016 #5 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Very insightful! Dear Craig, when you say Addiction is a disease and not a lack of Will, you classify it as something that can be treated and cured. Which is a great thing indeed! Not all addiction is bad...some of us are addicted to work ;) or cycling...or playing music etc., as professionals! So not all addiction is a disease as Max opined. We understand what kind of addiction is harmful here of course and can obviously self-define for convenience :) It really makes me think harder about why some yogis and sages have held positive equanimity so high. They always maintained that a high would be followed by a low. Inevitable. So better to cultivate the mind not to feel joy or pain; or try not to be affected by either - is what they tried to say in their own way. Hmmm!
    Ian Weinberg
    16/12/2016 #4 Ian Weinberg
    Excellent article. Thanks for posting. That's the reason why we have such s challenge moving an individual away from an addiction (any addiction). It's a chemical thing and therefore you need to sustitute with meaningful/purposeful activities which causes the same or more dopamine to be secreted.
    Amanda Ashton-Booth
    16/12/2016 #3 Amanda Ashton-Booth
    I have a condition called fibromyalgia and this causes memory complications but I focus on mindset to keep pain levels at bay and memory in check ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Amanda Ashton-Booth
    16/12/2016 #2 Amanda Ashton-Booth
    The brain is a remarkable tool and if you use it wisely, you will be capable of the unthinkable .. ๐Ÿ˜€
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    16/12/2016 #1 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    I have always disagreed with the idea of addiction being a disease. Here' why.

    You can addicted to anything and it is not limited to substances. Anything that activates the pleasure center can become addictive.

    People get addicted to all kinds of activities and not substances alone. Alcoholism can be passed down genetically however not all addictions are the same.
  22. David Ligon

    David Ligon

    Greetings and felicitations. Thank you Matt Sweetwood for the invite. My name is David Ligon and I am researching cancer cures, bringing together top experts in the field for collaboration under a 509(a)1 non-profit charitable vision. More details to follow. Thank you and good day. +David Ligon David Ligon


  23. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    Bee Reminder.
    Gerald Hecht
    Honeybee Memories Could Unlock Another Piece of Alzheimerโ€™s Puzzle
    wp.me Summary: Blocking DNA methylation affects memory formation in honeybees, a new study reports.Source: Frontiers.Researchers show a molecular mechanism that regulates memory specificity over...


    Gerald Hecht
    09/12/2016 #4 Gerald Hecht
    #3 @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich I wanna get to do that kind of stuff as good as the bees --then again...they bookmark stuff too; they just a different method ๐Ÿ
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    09/12/2016 #3 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    #2 Yep now I have it in a new tab and can bookmark it just in case I have to attend to other business.
    Gerald Hecht
    09/12/2016 #2 Gerald Hecht
    #1 @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich hope it got through
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    09/12/2016 #1 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Please like my comment, so I get the notification and can read this properly.

    Great find, @Gerald Hecht!!!!
  24. ProducerLisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Be An Advocate: A loved One's Life May Depend On It
    Be An Advocate: A loved One's Life May Depend On ItMy sister had a double mastectomy almost 10 years ago. She was diagnosed with Stage 3B breast cancer and once she received the diagnosis, it seemed as though the surgery and treatment began faster than the speed of light. The patient and the family...


    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    11/01/2017 #48 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #47 I'm so happy to hear that someone with knowledge knew what to do and didn't give up @julio angel lopez lopez! How scary that must have been. I agree, 19 years later and still reason to celebrate, pop that cork! Good for the husband and director of the center against cancer. Thank you for sharing your story!
    Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    11/01/2017 #47 Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    Hello @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    In February my sister is birthday, she was actually born in May.
    A fall, a slight blow to the head, the ice made him slip.
    Apparently nothing had happened but a few hours later the world was complicated.
    An urgent operation to relieve the pressure in the brain but ups, did not put drainage.
    The improvement was progressing to worsening and intensive care.
    Her friend (director of the center against cancer) and calls from Italy (her husband is Italian) with strong and high words (sometimes necessary) brought together a team that was resting to do the second operation, which fortunately was definitive.
    Weeks later the three brothers with hair at 0, we had a great bottle of Vega Sicilia wine from the 85 this was in 2004 19 years of wine well taken advantage of.
    Great buzz full of feeling.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    11/12/2016 #46 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #45 Hi @dorothy cooper, I like how you stated "Saving life takes love!" And, if we love people, that comes easily. I'm sorry you have medical issues but glad to hear you have an advocate!
    Dorothy Cooper
    11/12/2016 #45 Dorothy Cooper
    I suffer medical issues and it's so important to have an advocate whenever you are in a medical facility. Saving life takes love!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    11/12/2016 #44 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #40 Hi @debasish majumder, it's true, humans will always make mistakes. We never held the nurse responsible because they are so busy- I can actually see how a mistake like that can happen. We do surrender our faith but it's great to stay vigilant knowing that humans will make errors. The best of the best make errors.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    10/12/2016 #43 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #39 Wow @mohammed sultan how kind of you to say. I think much of what comes naturally to me came from my years of working in Respiratory Therapy and the Cardiac Lab. Once you work in Healthcare it never leaves you. I appeared calm on the outside but I felt like I was falling apart on the inside. I have to give kudos to my brother in law too, he's been a rock of support for my sister and his daughter (my sister too, when their daughter had leukemia). I just love them so much!! If we lose our composure during a crisis, we are of no help to anyone. I broke down when it was over and I was all alone.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    10/12/2016 #42 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #38 "You were there at the right time," Thanks @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, that's a great way to look at it!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    10/12/2016 #41 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #37 Thanks Larry, I think I will work on one next week. I will try to make it simple! Sadly, many of us learn a lot of this because we had to. It would be easier to have a list with legitimate links as well if people do need to google info and how to look for a good physician.
    debasish majumder
    10/12/2016 #40 debasish majumder
    wonderfully posted post @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher! mistakes are natural to human s and we acknowledge to console us too, proving we are resilient, and capable to gain our usual spirit. but, we may not forget correctness and perfections are also made by humans, heralding us with a hope to survive with a renewed spirit and enthusiasm. are n't we expect positive delivery from their end who are suppose to render a service on which they are expertise? why should we surrender to our fate by acknowledging mistakes and destiny, which may engulf us with disappointment? however, lovely insightful post madam. thank you for the share.
    Mohammed Sultan
    10/12/2016 #39 Mohammed Sultan
    @Lisa Gallagher.That's great,you lift nothing undone for your beloved sister and her husband because you were able to keep yourself calm and in control in such a stressful situation.You were able to show something completely different ;un interrupted breathing, positive face and mental control to respond instantly and in a more effective way.You not only have the creativity of a great writer but also the calmness of a successful surgeon.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    10/12/2016 #38 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    This is a wonderful post, Lisa as it makes us aware of what can go wrong in a medical facility. The staff may try to do their best but they're human and can make mistakes. You were there for your sister at the right time. It was meant to be.
    Larry Boyer
    10/12/2016 #37 Larry Boyer
    #35 That's a great idea to make a checklist @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher. It's a topic most people wouldn't even think about until it starts happening. Of course you should trust the experts know what they are doing, right? But when you see that they don't, there's no where to turn to besides Google and hope you find what you're looking for.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    08/12/2016 #35 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #33 Your poor grandma, good thing for your mom! This has been an issue for years but people were less informed before the internet. Not that we should use google as our Dr, but there are common sense things to utilize it for. Wow, how horrible that your sister in law was not only misdiagnosed with MS @Larry Boyer but given the wrong meds as well, that's scary! Did they ever figure out what was really wrong with her? It sounds like you are highly aware of the importance of advocating on behalf of our loved ones too. It is vital to prepare in advance... maybe I will make a simple check list and people can print it off in case they ever need it.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    08/12/2016 #34 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #32 That's a lot of loved one @Irene Hackett, and what a wise and loving person to help others as an advocate. You wrote this: "I always research the meds too - and write down the dosages and when they have been given. " A big one, thanks for adding that! Do you mind if I add it to my list? I do the same, because it's hard to keep track and I also use a drug interaction calculator to make sure they aren't giving drugs that interact w/another toxically. Sending hugs, so many curve balls get thrown at people in life!!
    Larry Boyer
    07/12/2016 #33 Larry Boyer
    #28 You really have to keep track of everything. For my grandmother I don't know all the specifics as I was pretty young at the time - 11. But I do remember that she specifically wasn't being brought meals and so missing her feedings. My mother would check the charts to see what was supposed to be happening and noticed what wasn't happening. Another one, my sister-in-law was misdiagnosed with MS and was treated with a lot of medications that damaged her has a result before they figured out it was something else. While she's recovering now, she went from being able to run marathons to struggling to walk.

    I can go on an on with stories. The bottom line, is what what say - you need to be your own advocate. It's important to understand that before you have a crisis too.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    07/12/2016 #31 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Thanks for sharing @Milos Djukic!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    07/12/2016 #30 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #26 Thank you for reading @Alexa Steele!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    07/12/2016 #29 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #25 Well said @Mohammed A. Jawad, thanks so much!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    07/12/2016 #28 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #24 Great line @Larry Boyer, "If you're not a nail, find the right tool." So true! I'm sorry your son had to see many Dr's before finding the 'right' doctor. That's another point to bring up and I'm glad you mentioned it- if a person feels there is something being missed, don't stop 'doctor shopping,' until you feel secure with the Physician knowing he/she looking into everything possible and if they can't find answers yet feel there is something going on, a good Physician without an ego will refer you to a specialist. We had a very bad experience with a health issue that was being mishandled and a misdiagnosis, so I went to UPMC's website (always good to find a top notch facility in certain instances) and I looked for a specific Dept first, then checked healthgrades and read bio's on Physicians listed w/in the Dept I found suitable. I emailed the Department with specifics and we ended up with an appointment 2 weeks later with the Medical Director, all of my husband's Physician's are located there now thanks to referrals. It should not have to be this complicated. Thanks for your comment Larry and that's so sad about your grandmother being fed after a stroke, I'm assuming she wasn't able to swallow well at all?
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    07/12/2016 #27 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #23 Hopefully the time that will come will be a long way off. Write notes now and keep them handy on your phone, just in case you may need to use them one day!! Something as simple as a hernia repair, well it's always good to be there and keep an eye on your loved one! @Dean Owen
  25. ProducerGerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    Wernher von Braun, David Foster Wallace, and Rocket Fuel
    Wernher von Braun, David Foster Wallace, and Rocket Fuel On November 1, 1932, Wernher von Braun signed a contract with the Reichswehr to conduct research leading to the development of rockets as military weapons. In this capacity, he would work for Captain Walter Dornberger. His association with...


    Gerald Hecht
    16/02/2017 #44 Gerald Hecht
    #43 @Laurent Boscherini It's funny how sometimes --truth can be stranger than fiction; or as I like to say: "Ruth is stranger than Richard."
    Laurent Boscherini
    16/02/2017 #43 Anonymous
    #42 Thank you @Gerald Hecht for sharing your very educational post, beyond a such large scope of knowledges, to breath your contagious energetic vibes.
    - Typo Correction = smartphone :-(

    I really enjoy your carefree writing so well balanced.
    Gerald Hecht
    16/02/2017 #42 Gerald Hecht
    #41 @Laurent Boscherini yeah...this one makes me think of that old Steven Wright quote: "It really is a small world...(12 second deadpan pause)...still...(3 second pause), I wouldn't want to have to repaint it."
    Gerald Hecht
    25/12/2016 #40 Gerald Hecht
    #39 @debasish majumder Thank you so much for taking the time to read this; I know that it is a longish journey...but is a journey down a "real life yellow brick road"...through several real life "Emerald Cities"...and a real life "realm of the wicked witch of the West and her sister...
    debasish majumder
    25/12/2016 #39 debasish majumder
    nice and informative article @Gerald Hecht! enjoyed read. thank you for the share sir.
    Gerald Hecht
    25/12/2016 #38 Gerald Hecht
    @Milos Djukic Thank you for sharing this.
    Gerald Hecht
    19/12/2016 #37 Gerald Hecht
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley thank you for sharing this; I appreciate you for taking the time to do so;and for your graciousness.
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #36 Gerald Hecht
    It seems that John Craven at the BBC is a controversial figure
    Gordon Pye
    03/12/2016 #35 Gordon Pye
    #33 Some argue that easy access to a public library is an anachronism in todayโ€™s age of Smart Phones and the internet, but since libraries now have proper computers perhaps nothing could be further from the truth. It could be said that Library Closures are an attack on the educational aspirations of those less fortunate enough to be on a subsistence income either through unemployment or disability.


    The burning question mus be is SpaceX a Wall Street Banking Cartel ICBM to launch Chemical, Biological or even a Dirty Bomb on any nation who's population use Democracy to Reject the current model of Global Capitalism ?
    Gordon Pye
    03/12/2016 #34 Gordon Pye
    I remember one famous British Nursery Rhyme includes the line " In the middle of a wood a Piggywigg stood with a ring in the end of its nose ", which would appear to personify the ideal lifestyle for the majority of UK under 30s. The rot set in when the BBC put John Craven ( Now anchor of Countryfile ) in BBC Children's Newsround ! The Muppet Show probably precipitated tie US Milenials !

    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #33 Gerald Hecht
    #31 the best comedy seldom involves jokes...Dave Chapelle, George Carlin, Richard Pryor...they are teachers really.
    Gordon Pye
    03/12/2016 #32 Gordon Pye
    #29 Perhaps like Crooked Hitlary Clinton, perhaps Dick Turpin PhD & Co's apparent selective amnesia underlines their Criminal Intent to deceive the General Public for personal financial gain and or sexual favours perpetually immune from the Long Arm of the Law ?

    Gordon Pye
    03/12/2016 #31 Gordon Pye
    Andrew Sachs made his name as an actor in an era when BBC Comedy was educational as well as absolutely hilarious at times, even the children's stuff, like Do Not Adjust Your Set with Micheal Palin, Terry Jones and David Jason, and despite the shoestring budget still funnier than BBC Comedy today !

    Explore https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gordon-pye/coal-shovel-frying-pan-white-heat-of-technology
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #30 Gerald Hecht
    #29 @David B. Grinberg I don't think that he paid much attention to his status within the Nazi party --I think he was mostly into the potential of rocket propulsion, the engineering of being able to control pitch, yaw, roll, and understand and control the relationship between thrust and acceleration, etc. in "Isaac Newton Land" because (not requiring atmospheric oxygen) rocket propulsion could theoretically result in controlled flight beyond our planet...In fact I believe that towards the of the war --high ranking Nazi officials had plans o kill him and his team rather than allow any of that stuff to fall into allied hands --they were thinking strictly in terms of unique weapons which the allies didn't posess. Sort of a German equivalent of Robert Oppenheimer...I've experienced the state of being so obsessed with getting a methodology or procedure to work...that I've been oblivious to the motivations of the people funding the endeavor; I think we've all experienced times where our Sunday priorities...seem different on Monday
    David B. Grinberg
    03/12/2016 #29 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you, Gerald, for another illuminating, informational and educational read. Yes, without Wernher von Braun's influence and intelligence sharing with NASA, who knows where our space program would have ended up back then. I would venture to guess the Soviets would have tried to recruit him and then beaten the USA in space science, innovation and technology -- which, as you astutely note, ultimately resulted in the Apollo program and landing the first men on the moon.
    Despite his ignominious background working for the Nazis during WWII, the USA appeared to have few reservations in quickly recruiting him to jump start and advance the American space program. This reminds me of the famous Machiavellian quote, "The end justifies the means." -- regardless of whether embracing him with open arms was morally right or wrong. What do YOU think?
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #28 Gerald Hecht
    Thank you kindly for sharing!
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #27 Gerald Hecht
    #26 @Paul Kemner must check it out --I love this kind of juxtaposition/sometimes "synchronicityish" stuff
    Paul Kemner
    03/12/2016 #26 Paul Kemner
    James Burke's PBS series "Connections" had a lot of interesting trails like this.
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #24 Gerald Hecht
    #23 @Phil Friedman I was about 8 or 9 when I joined a local 4-H club called the "Rocketeers" --Estes scale models with solid fuel canisters and glow plugs...they all had parachutes or streamers for recovery and the "safety is no accident" mantra was drilled into us and became second nature...first nature.

    Yet, you are correct --we all eventually froze into giant redwood sociopaths; frozen monsters of the forest --waiting for the perfect lodge (rented by lovers--for a romantic weekend) to fall upon...we were so young at the time--we couldn't have known; but deep down in our knotted redwood hearts...we know what we are...and we know that soon the day will come when there will be no forest, no lovers, no life;
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