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Comment: I grew up there (Score 4, Interesting) 57

by Misanthrope (#42747073) Attached to: Silicon Valley Before the Startup

My dad bought a house on the edge of a cherry orchard, eventually Fairchild built a plant across the street and then promptly leaked solvent into the groundwater. My sister and several of her friends ended up with large amounts of settlement money due to possible health effects. The Santa Clara Valley was known as the valley of heart's delight and was world renowned for it's stone fruit, especially apricots. It was fun growing up surrounded by tech companies, on the other hand some of the world's best farmland is now fallow.

Comment: Re:Well... how else are you gona prove them? (Score 3) 48

by Misanthrope (#39213007) Attached to: Controversial Bioethicist Resigns From Celltex

If it's unproven, your insurance company isn't going to cover it, period. So these types of companies are emotionally extorting people by charging high fees in addition to using you as a guinea pig. If the treatment was given for free, as it usually is in proper medical trials it would be a different matter.

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