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  • smokeumifyougotum smokeumifyougotum Feb 25, 2002 8:23 PM Flag

    Asbestos cure needed!

    Industries should work together with the government and medical communities to find a cure for asbestos poisoning since it is so pervasive. A simple little inhalant (as an alergy inhalant) would do the trick, that everyone can take. The inhaled substance could bind with the asbestos particles and pass them through the human respiratory system. The magnitude of corporate litigation throughtout the economy is stagering. It would surely be cheaper to develop a cure than continue paying for medical treatment for the millions of people that have been affected. The vice president may be able to set this type of effort in motion. This places the problem in an "everybody wins situation." Drug companies make profits for the inhalant, litigation goes away, people are cured, jobs aren't lost and life goes on. Even democrats would sign up for this. Readers should help their portfolio by encouraging their Government representatives to do research in this area, to cure asbestos poisoning. Incidentally, many companies that are liable are not at fault for this terrible situation.
    (lets say $150.00 per person at 10,000,000 people world-wide = $1.5B)

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    • No Newby I have not. Unfortunately when I was in grad school in Colorado, I got spoiled fishin' for trout. One spring my buds & I got 125 10-15 inch trout, fishing the local lakes and streams between Denver and Boulder and had a great fish fry for all of our married neighbors. Endeared us single partying animals to them until we moved. Even helped to fight an ole fart trying to get us out by saying it was a multiple family dwelling, not single.


    • Ortho, have we ever talked about the Root River up in Racine for trout fishing? If we already have, my mistake, but, boy, you have to get there at least once. Lib, you wanna go with us?


    • Maky....

      I do not think you'll get Martha into the tavern to stuff minnows into an olive, black or green, and then watch some half gassed olf suff them in his mouth. Poor Martha would be petrified to save the least. That's why the more sophisiticated, such as Persh and Plut, prefer the flavor of olives stuffed with a great Maytag Blue to delicately flavor the Gin. Not over power it with a stuffed Shiner or even worse a Mud!

      Please Maky get some couth!!!! How will Martha ever respect you?1?

    • sure wouldn't want him to confuse a minnow with one of the fancy stuffed olives.

    • Plute.....

      Unreal, sounds like the fella's had a few too many before they even entered the bar. We better make sure that Persh doesn't pull the same stunt when he's fishin' off the end of the dock with a Beefeater's close in hand.



    • they are probably talking about the fishing in downtown Waukegan being bad--and that is true. i have gone to the power plant and done fairly well -- i plan to go this weekend since i haven't been there in a few weeks because the weather has been too nice!

      it seems that the worse the weather, the better the fishing when it comes to trout here

    • Web/Ortho- Check Waukegan News-Sun story today about fishing was so bad the fishermen went into a bar and ate their bait. So guy opened a bar "Acquarium" and had minnow eating contest...winner ate 350! BTW- Any Buy on CSCO coming if it falls to $11?

    • Yes Sir... Back in the late 60's and early 70's, they had a Chatahoochie Raft Race... It was a Woodstock affair that lasted from Friday afternoon until Sunday evening... One Huge Party...

      They ended it around 1972 because of the trash everyone was leaving in the river...

      Lot's of Fun Ortho... Vinings is a nice area in Atlanta...

      Have a good one,


    • Web....

      Did you ever tube the Hooch? Did it once with my son, who had moved to the Vinings area. 12 guys & gals tied together with a keg in the middle tube....what a day.


    • Lake Lanier is formed by a Dam in Buford, Georgia... Two main rivers, the Chestatee and the Chatahoochie feed the lake... The Chatahoochie flows through town and becomes the Apalchacoa in Eufala, Alabama...

      Brown Trout and Rainbows are abundant in the river... It is not a river like you guys are accustom too... For example, my wife's family had a cottage on the Rappahanock and the river was about three miles wide there... The Hooch is only around 150 feet wide...

      It is beautiful in the morning, casting Rooster Tails along the bank and floating gently with the current...

      I love the water... Man, I love the water...


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