Messages From ROBERT CRAFT
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Yeah
Gee, Richard, if you'da let me know, I'da shared my invitation. <G> Nah, if the leg was missing, he'd have had a prosthesis rather than a cast. The fact that he has a cast certainly means he's eligible for medical care somewhere. But the key is the crutches: if he really were weight-bearing on the crutches, he'd have had a chair there. No one stands for hours on crutches... unless they're actually standing on both feet and faking it with

Oh jeez....
I'd like to see them. The article certainly lacked any description of the formal protocol and controls. Was this the attribution of endorphin stimulus/release? A judgement, yes, but one limited to the conclusions in the opening sentences above: "Actually, we may have to take a much closer look at acupuncture. There may be more to it than the previously noted generalized analgesic effect of endorphin release." IOW, let's see some larger studies, with differing researchers at other institutions and see

Devil's Advocate A
Or, at a minimum, empathy. <G> Perhaps, but I doubt I'd be able to decipher the affirmation. <G>

Yeah
As I told Fred, I concur that M-16's are still used. As for using it on you... I'm not aware of your conviction of any capital crimes nor do you constitute any threat to me or mine; and I don't find GSW's to be entertaining whatever the caliber. Besides, I'd miss the entertainment value of your swatting of various FTB's. In fact, had the doofus you confronted claimed RVN vet status to my face, I'd have been no more

Ms. I's comfusion
::spontaneous applause:: It's not often that a misspelling [Tourette's Syndrome] turns out to be such a brilliant pun such as the correspondence of JW's open-mindedness to a sealed tank turret.

Yeah
[...snip...] I concur that the M-16 is still the issue weapon for the average grunt; yes. But, concur with the suggestion that Richard be shot? Not at all. Firstly, possession of an M16 by the beggar would prove Richard's point. Anyone who can afford a BATF permit for a full-auto weapon has no need to beg. Secondly, Richard's story, at it's very worst, would be mild slander and/or libel. Hardly capital offenses. Richard has managed quite well without my intrusion.

Oh jeez....
[...snip...] I saw it and read it; and certainly have no argument with it other than one point. I'll check the article, but it's my recollection that the control point was on the medial aspect of the foot at the base of the hallux. "...but their intentions were good..." seems to be a valid excuse in too many areas today. We need more Emily's investigating more than theraputic touch. And that's all I suggest for accupuncture at this point:

Ms. I's comfusion
Nah, he's too busy over in UFO misquoting Francis Crick and attempting to use the concept of panspermia to disprove evolution. How he gets from the "sperm" to separate species without evolution remains to be seen. Perhaps he thinks there's a separate "sperm" for each species.

Yeah
[...snip...] Game theory and extended simulations show otherwise. For example, cooperation and altruism comprise legitimate survival strategies in some circumstances. Two parents and a litter are a "large population"? Gratuitous assertion.

Alien SpaceCraft's
Mea culpa... only tired SF readers who superimpose "The Man Who Traveled in Elephants" onto Disc World. <G> You are correct. It's really turtles all the way down.

Yeah
Yes, Fred; permits even in the USA, lawful possession of a fully automatic firearm requires a Federal firearms permit, just as it has for the past 60 years. Oh? It's quite clear that you never DEROS'd from RVN. Since far more than half the USA lacks full auto weapons, your point is? I did? Perhaps you should revisit your optometrist if your sight is that impaired. And you have passed the bar in which states, provinces and/or territories? That's

Acupuncture
[...snip...] Unfortunately, "newsworthiness" is more a function of packaging, rather than content. The story was more about a pre-teen girl taking on an established practice than it was about the widespread acceptance of a scam.

Cowardice? No--Scien
In an infinite universe, the mathematics of probability shows that events of negligible probabilty are nearly certain to occur. <G> Not necessarily. For example, despite well-known claims and evidence to the contray, a researcher discovered two identical snowflakes. <G>

Yeah
Probably a matter of Will. It suggests either a complete ignorance of high velocity GSW's or a complete and distinct disregard for the sanctity of human life. How does one jump start a mind whose horsepower is limited to a 3 gerbil treadmill? Well, at least two cents worth would have been verbal. You think "Depends" would be insufficient, then? <G>

Yeah
I'd have mentioned it, but the title escaped me for the moment. Parents or litters? <G> And given the fact that we've yet to even observe the entire universe, let alone explore it.

Yeah
[...snip...] Maybe his implant isn't working? <G> I thought "...but lots of entertainment value in a 3 round burst <grin>....." was quite specific and unrelated to the preceding non sequiteur "depression".

Ms. I's comfusion
And, more importantly, a sympathetic moderator. Preceded by a chloroformed handkerchief. Perhaps some matchmaking between Kim Forward and Appleton?

Ufo nuts - right
Nah... flip-flops... worn on the wrong foot.

Yeah
note: exchanges concerning weapons deleted per Moderator request. [...snip...] No. I'll argue with Fred about what I said, not what he wanted me to say. I just wondered where he got the expertise to make that judgement? What if that beggar was in violation of local laws requiring, say, business license or parade permit? He didn't return that lob, did he? George has done some backtracking in nearly every response he's sent me. Although "but lots of entertainment value in

Did Rabies Cause Vampire
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