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Name: Aerows
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Love to cook, Code, Build Computers, Tae Kwon Do, write, observe local fauna (sometimes at peril) and argue about interesting topics. Typical Sagittarius.

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Anybody take "woo" products anyway

I know most "woo" products don't help and probably are the placebo effect, but I'm taking some thing that my Dad ordered for joints (He ended up not being able to benefit from them because his is gout). It has vitamin C and other benign things in it.

It is probably the placebo affect or just getting a vitamin I was low on, but it's odd, isn't it? I was in a bad car accident 19 years ago and my shoulder can twinge then go into full blown agony for DAYS. It hasn't since - it started twinging and I took this weird woo crap, and it worked. I don't know if it is that I suddenly realized when I felt the twinge that I needed to take it easy on that shoulder, or if it did anything.

Anyway, it could be exercise, too. I've had my shoulder get so bad that the only thing that works is a cortisone shot. It laughs at pain medication - serious anti-inflammatory shot is the only thing that relieves it reliably.

I'm the most anti-woo person out there, and yet, I take some wonder joint pills.

I'm not advocating them or naming them, just pointing out that a person like myself, seemingly rational, takes a strange herbal/vitamin pill to keep me from wanting to cut off my arm due to pain - and it could be placebo, or just the vitamins.

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Israeli official calls for concentration camps in Gaza and 'the conquest of the entire Gaza Strip

An Israeli official has called for concentration camps in Gaza and ‘the conquest of the entire Gaza Strip, and annihilation of all fighting forces and their supporters’.

Moshe Feiglin, Deputy Speaker of the Israeli Knesset and member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud Party, posted the inflammatory message on his Facebook page at the weekend.

He lays out a detailed plan for the destruction of Gaza - which includes shipping its residents across the world - in a letter he addressed to the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The message, which received more than 2,000 likes on his page, lists four action points which he wants to be enforced as soon as possible.


You can see the original facebook page (It's in Hebrew):

And translations:


Sorry to link to my own post, it just seemed tedious to copy/paste it again when it's already there.

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McDonald's Jalapeno Double

My GOODNESS. I got one of these today and it was freaking delicious. There's crispy fried jalapenos, pickled jalapenos, white cheddar and some sort of jalapeno aioli sauce. Mine could have stood more sauce, but over all, for fast food it kind of kicked ass.
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