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Re: [IP] here's news indeed



Yeah, I'm a social diabetic.  It's great at parties to pull out a syringe and give
yourself some insulin.  Chicks dig it...

Too bad I pump now.  "It's just a beeper with a really long antenna..."

$.02
Jeff


Donna wrote:

> It really gets me that we are lumped in with gamblers, alcoholics and mental
> illnesses, but it doesn't surprise me.   When I went to get my drivers license
> in Maryland, the application listed several (shall we say problems or diseases)
> items in which if you had any of them you need a letter from your doctor saying
> you were capable of driving.  On this list was Schizophrenia, alcoholism,
> Diabetes, Alzheimer's, and various Muscular diseases.  I couldn't believe my
> eyes.    Do they really think that an alcoholic that is drinking is going to
> tell them they drink or that a person with Schizophrenia acknowledges they have
> it.
>
> Donna
>
> email @ redacted wrote:
> >
> > bet this warms the cockles of your heart...
> >
> > from an AP article by LAURENCE ARNOLD
> >
> > Gambling Report Stirs Debate
> >
> > WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 5 million Americans are pathological or problem
> > gamblers and another 15 million are at risk of becoming so, according to a
> > survey commissioned by a national panel studying the impact of gambling.
> >
> > The findings of the National Opinion Research Center drew immediate criticism
> > from the gambling industry, which said the report contains sensational
> > language and material designed to put gambling in a harsh light.
> >
> > Even so, the report gives some ammunition to defenders of legalized gambling
> > by putting the annual cost of compulsive gambling at $5 billion, well below
> > the costs of such social problems as mental illness, alcohol abuse, diabetes
> > and traffic accidents.....
> >
> > SOOOOOO - now we are considered a SOCIAL problem like mental illness and
> > alcohol abuse...swelll - what next....maybe we ought to be hidden the
> > bathrooms to take out shots, or required to wear strait jackets in public...
> >
> > Just HOW is diabetes a SOCIAL problem like these other things???
> >
> > so I am pissed....Just in case you want the rest of the report....
> >
> >
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