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Old 03-29-2018, 03:57 PM
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Thank you. I hope the same for your girlfriend. I've had some people in my life go through that diagnosis as well. I know how daunting it can be.
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Old 03-29-2018, 04:25 PM
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I mean, the internet has increased the number of people who think the earth is flat exponentially so.............
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Old 03-31-2018, 09:10 PM
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If you haven't see it yet, be sure to check out "The Rainmaker"

"There's nothing more thrilling than nailing an insurance company"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SapUva6f_b0
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Old 04-08-2018, 06:59 PM
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I have given this subject a lot of thought over the years. I ask myself:

Who was the last U. S. President to die from cancer?

Who was the last member of the Royal family in England to die from cancer?

Who was the last Astronaut to die from cancer?

Who was the last cancer researcher to die from cancer?

Kemo was first introduced in 1956. It is still used today as the primary treatment of cancer.

That is 62 years without change.

Think about other fields of technology and their advancement over the last 62 years.

The space program, social media, computers, air travel, automobiles, the internet, cost of living, technology..

Yet, we don't have the technology for a cure for cancer.

We supposedly put a man on the moon and back in 1969... but we can't cure cancer.

We can create a life in a test tube.. but we can't cure cancer.

We can clone animals and people.. but we can't cure cancer.

Just sayin'...

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Old 04-09-2018, 02:37 AM
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"We supposedly put a man on the moon and back in 1969."

I think you ruined your argument right there.
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Old 04-09-2018, 12:35 PM
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Am I the only person who hears some variation of this from someone every week:

“You know the drug companies have a cure for cancer. They could end cancer tomorrow. But they won’t do it because there’s no money in it. That’s right. They could end cancer but it will kill their profits.”

I swear I near this once a week from some otherwise sober people. What does it say about us as a society that so many people believe in something that is so insane?
I've heard this many times before too and I completely disagree with it. If drug companies - or any company - did have a cure for cancer, then the rich and powerful would never die from this disease. Look at Steve Jobs, for example. This was a very powerful man with a lot of powerful connections around the world, and yet he died from this disease at a young age. Another example is Fred DeLuca, the founder of Subway, and multi billionaire, who fought this disease for a few years before losing to it at the age of 67.
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This looks incredibly promising. Prospective cure/vaccine for cancerous tumors has seen a 97% percent success rate among mice and has been cleared for human trials:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkNl12BaeSI
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"We supposedly put a man on the moon and back in 1969."

I think you ruined your argument right there.
No I didn't. I don't believe the Government when they say there is no cure for cancer and I don't believe they put a man on the moon. It is either you believe them or you don't. I am consistent in my comments. Otherwise I would be contradicting myself.
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Old 04-09-2018, 10:37 PM
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I have given this subject a lot of thought over the years. I ask myself:

Who was the last U. S. President to die from cancer?

Who was the last member of the Royal family in England to die from cancer?

Who was the last Astronaut to die from cancer?

Who was the last cancer researcher to die from cancer?

Kemo was first introduced in 1956. It is still used today as the primary treatment of cancer.

That is 62 years without change.

Think about other fields of technology and their advancement over the last 62 years.

The space program, social media, computers, air travel, automobiles, the internet, cost of living, technology..

Yet, we don't have the technology for a cure for cancer.

We supposedly put a man on the moon and back in 1969... but we can't cure cancer.

We can create a life in a test tube.. but we can't cure cancer.

We can clone animals and people.. but we can't cure cancer.

Just sayin'...
About four years ago my cousin's wonderful 3 year old daughter was playfully running around the house like a typical 3 year old does when suddenly she collapsed and couldn't stand up again. They rushed her to the hospital and the doctors discovered a tumor in her brain. She spent the next 3 years undergoing numerous radiation treatments and surgery, spending a huge amount of that time in the hospital.

She had a few months after that of normal life. Then late last year they found that the tumors had returned and spread. These would not respond to radiation treatment and could not be surgically removed. She is not expected to see her next (8th) birthday. My cousin, his ex-wife (her mother) and my aunt (and myself, albeit from afar) can do nothing but watch her condition deteriorate. Its the most excruciatingly painful thing a person can experience - waiting for your kid to die in front of you. She has now spent most of her life, and pretty much all of it that she can remember, dying of cancer.

This happens to millions of people around the world every year. You really think the tens of thousands of people involved in cancer research, many of whom have experienced something similar to this, would just cover up a cure and let this happen to people without a single one of them saying anything about it? That idea is beyond stupid.
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Old 04-10-2018, 06:16 AM
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Everyone has an opinion on this, I just shared mine. I have seen my share of plenty of people close to me wither in agony and succumb over this dreaded disease too. It makes me appreciate each day even more.

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