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    The surgeon general reports that prolonged exposure to sunlight may cause skin cancer

    I can see it now,even as we speak some ambulance chasers are sitting around trying to figure out just who to name in the're new class action case,people wanting a disability check for the're "addiction",heck maybe even a new twelve step program
    I just need one more tool,just one!

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    Ridiculous? probably but speaking as a man in recovery from chemical abuse (I won't specify here) I can tell you that my addiction nearly killed me and a relapse in the not to distant past lead me to a 12 step program which probably saved my life. That said the ambulance chasers can go to hell! Here's a good example, I'm a smoker and I don't deserve one red cent from the lawsuits against tobacco companies. I smoke with full knowledge that it's very bad for my health. Addicts deserve no special treatment but please don't knock 12 step programs, I've met some of the most honest and real people in the rooms as should be expected from a group of people trying to help each other.

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    • #3
      Do you really want to stand unprotected - directly in line with a Nuclear Fusion Furnace? How can this be safe? :>

      --jr
      dvideo

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      • #4
        Nice tan... http://www.compfused.com/directlink/869/

        [This message has been edited by Arcane (edited 08-17-2005).]
        Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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        • #5
          That is truly amazing. I always wondered why I preferred to be out in the suns' warm rays rather than inside the house under the loungeroom incandescent lamp

          And why do I prefer the warm sunny days to the wet cold ones??
          Perhaps a team of researchers can discover the reasons and elaborate?
          I`m really keen to discover the reason
          Ken
          Ken.

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          • #6
            Hey Darin everyone here is addicted to tools so what's the difference Alistair
            Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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            • #7
              I'm no authority on the matter but I'm a student of behaviorial science myself. I've noticed a corelation between where/how people get hurt and where lawyers hang out.
              I try to avoid those places.

              Do you really want to stand unprotected - directly in line with a Nuclear Fusion Furnace? How can this be safe? :>

              Dvideo, thanks for pointing that out. I been milling around in front of one of those things my entire life.

              To you recovering addicts out there: You folks stand pretty tall in my eyes. I was hooked on cigarettes for 37 years. Quit about 6 years ago at 3 pack a day. The only good thing I could say about cigarettes is they kept me off the really hard stuff. My life wouldn't have lasted but 6 months on the really hard stuff. Stay strong, live large.
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              Thank you to our families of soldiers, many of whom have given so much more then the rest of us for the Freedom we enjoy.

              It is true, there is nothing free about freedom, don't be so quick to give it away.

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              • #8
                <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Hey Darin everyone here is addicted to tools so what's the difference Alistair.</font>
                Seems like however much tapping fluid or way oil I drink, I never wrap my car around a phone pole. Not so lucky with alcohol.

                rs911, good shot at carrying the message. Wouldn't suprise me if someone here needed to hear it.

                Another FOBW.

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                • #9
                  I think those ambulance chasers should sue God for making us addicted to U.V. rays and then providing us with the Sun to get our fix.......But I'm not sure if God is allowed in a government funded building? If he is not allowed in; would he be held in contempt of court for failing to appear???

                  Well, since I can't figure out the above paradox, I'll try to come up with a way we can tax the hell out of the suns rays, so all you "Sun Worshipers" , will stop that bad habit, like the smokers and drinkers.

                  Hmm, maybe I should run for Governor of Michigan.
                  \"I see\" said the blind man, as he picked up his hammer and saw.

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                  • #10
                    Fobw?

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                    • #11

                      Speedy
                      That is truly amazing. I always wondered why I preferred to be out in the suns' warm rays rather than inside the house under the loungeroom incandescent lamp
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                      Now looky here Speedy, it all depends where you live. Here in Az when it is 115* out in the nice sun, I don't want to be in it!
                      Michael

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                      • #12
                        I am with michael AZ on staying out of the sun.
                        Regular visits to the skin specialist to let chop affected chunks out is message enough for me.
                        as to the addiction question. I smoked for a long time but when I was 43 a really good friend died from an anurism. I wanted to remember him and a book prize at the local university where he gave occasional lectures didnt seem to be enough. So I, a 3 pack a day man, gave up smoking. Each time I wanted a smoke,and it was often,I remembered my mate. It still works for me some thirty years later. The extra years of life that I enjoy I put down to giving up.
                        Regards to all,
                        Bobbybeef.
                        boef

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                        • #13
                          <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Boomer:
                          Fobw?</font>



                          [This message has been edited by rsr911 (edited 08-19-2005).]

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                          • #14
                            <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Michael Az:
                            Now looky here Speedy, it all depends where you live. Here in Az when it is 115* out in the nice sun, I don't want to be in it!
                            Michael[/B]</font>
                            Too right Michael! notice I said "warm, sunny" and not stinking hot That is one of the reasons that I never stayed on in Oz when I was younger; it is just too damn hot.
                            When I was a young begger we all used to stay out in the full heat of the sun at the beach or park and burn,peel, burn ,you know the story. Well we had no idea of the possible consequences did we? Now, I sometimes wonder if a filthy skin cancer will get me before natural death. I do not have any faith in sun creams either, I cover up with clothing and try to stay out of the midday sun.
                            Good for you Bobbybeef! I was a 2 pack a day man in my 20`s when I managed to throw it away after many attempts; one of the best things I ever did! I can honestly say I have never wished for a ciggy in the past 15 years
                            Ken

                            [This message has been edited by speedy (edited 08-17-2005).]
                            Ken.

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                            • #15
                              Hey Christian, In what part of Akron do you live? I used to live in the Weathervane Appts. down in the valley. Used to ride a bike up the canal path to Cleveland and back. I still have some relatives up there--Near Chapel Hill Mall. I miss the Spring and Summers up there. I don't feel any loss for Winters though.

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