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Comment: Just yesterday... (Score 2) 134

I got some shit advice from the medical staff at my university. I'm taking a drug called celexa and got a cold, not wanting any adverse interactions I called them up and asked what medicine it was OK for me to take. Coricidin Cold and Cough they said, was the safe choice.

I Googled it before I went to the store and found a major interaction via drugs.com. A potentially fatal interaction. Super.

Comment: We have the worst Republicans in the country in Az (Score 1) 122

by orphiuchus (#39085741) Attached to: Arizona Ponders FCC Decency Standards For the Classroom

And I say that as a Republican. Just recently we had a group of them go after our University funding, claiming that if tuition is higher then the students will benefit because they'll value their educations more. The moron pushing this had a degree from the University of Pheonix.

They all get elected on a mix of religious social issues and their oppositions refusal to admit that illegal immigration is a problem(even though Arizona is now the kidnapping capital of the country and there are entire sections of the desert near Tucson where you just can't go anymore thanks to the smugglers, including national parks).

I guess that all you can say is most of them aren't corrupt. They're generally too stupid to be corrupt.

Comment: Re:Stop giving the things away... (Score 1) 167

by orphiuchus (#39077905) Attached to: Making a Better Solar Cooker

You're actually the one missing the point here. Lung disease is one of the leading killers of children and women in the developing world and the primary cause is indoor cooking fires. This is a solution to that problem.

The fact that people who understand that have manipulated Wahwhuas into supporting these measures is just icing on the cake.

Comment: Re:The biggest problem (Score 1) 422

by orphiuchus (#39032537) Attached to: White House Wants Devastating Cuts To NASA's Mars Exploration

You've only noticed half of the problem. The left in the US believe that we shouldn't spend money on going to space while the poor are still "hungry". Even when food is so cheap that claims about hunger are moronic and obesity is one of the chief health concerns among the very poor.

Much like the religious right, the far left in the US is undaunted by reality, and the result is that politicians in both parties pander to people who don't care about scientific progress just to get nominated.

It's not an optical illusion, it just looks like one. -- Phil White