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Comment: Re:"to provide support for the cultural sector" (Score 1) 237

You may be right about the first point, that the protectionist stance on the language is pretty bad but the rest of your post is pretty much BS. Some people from France don't even understand each others and of course, there are people with really strong, weird accents (think of the movie snatch) but these are exceptions and if you can't spend the efforts to figure out what someone with an accent that is a little different is saying, you are the one with the problem... In the recent years, there have been problems with people abusing the rights to freedom of religion in Quebec. We have seen kids bringing (religious) knives to primary school, people refusing to interact with women in government offices (for religious reasons), veiled women refusing to remove their veils for authentication and lots of other craps all of which triggered discussions on what should be acceptable and what shouldn't. Because of that, there have been discussions to ban all religious symbols from the government offices. There has also been discussions to remove the cross which is shown in the national assembly. Let's not forget that until about 40 years ago, the catholic church always had a lot of power in Quebec so it is still really important for some of the older people. The only reason you actually got to write something that stupid is because there is a lot of open minded people in Quebec who wonder if they should actually be able to do so and where should the line be drawn concerning cultural rights and since the bill for most of the accomodations made for them is filled by the tax payers.

Comment: Re:Why are people still using these machines? (Score 2) 59

There are multiple reasons why people continue to use these machines. The CPAP is a great tool and the one recommended against severe sleep apnea, the product has a reputation and is heavily promoted. Yet again, people lack education, they are usually not told by their MD that for simple snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea (the common one, the obstructive), the first medical recommandation should be a custom made dental mandibular advancement device or dental appliance such as https://www.pantheradental.com...
These devices aren't to be confused with splints used to protect bruxors even though they may also fit that role.

The CPAP is more effective against sleep apnea than those dental appliances but makes noise, requires electricity, is a challenge to bring on trips and usually a lot less comfortable, wich is the problem adressed by the product advertised in the OP. The effectiveness of dental appliances is currently (in the latest studies) similar or even slightly better than that of CPAP because there is a lot more adherence to the treatment (lots of people can't go the whole night with their CPAP).

Whatever solution you go for you MUST NEVER USE AN OFF THE SHELF DENTAL APPLIANCE, those will give you SEVERE DENTAL PROBLEMS, there are lots of documented cases and FDA should never have approved those.

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