Monday, April 5, 2010

My Thoughts for the Blogging Day…

Treating Symptoms, but not a Cure…

I was thinking this morning how most of the medications we take treat symptoms and do not cure our ailments.   The only cures I could think of were vaccines for like polio.  I take Risperdal.  It controls the symptoms of my schizophrenia to a certain degree, but it doesn’t cure the disease.  Many people take medications to LOWER their cholesterol and not to cure what is causing the problem.  It was just food for thought and I don’t know what got me to thinking about this this morning. I thought is was interesting, though.  Big Pharma must love this – to keep us on medications.  They wouldn’t make much money if the ailment could just be cured.  (Oh, that sounded conspiratorial and paranoid schizophrenic didn’t it? lol)

No News from George…

George has just disappeared.  Mrs. Florene gave me a frantic phone call last night looking for him. He apparently missed work last night. I assured her he would be home soon to eat and sleep.  He is just drunk.  He is, no doubt, over with the crack whores and the dollar shots of grain alcohol over at the shot house.  Maybe I need to drive over there this morning and see about him.  I would want him to come and rescue me if I got in such a state. I worry about my friend so very much and hate to see him delve back into this way of living.  I really don’t know what to do.  Any suggestions?  I would love your feedback.  An intervention?

Computer Stuff…

My windows 7 DVD has two versions of Windows 7: 32-bit and 64-bit.  32-bit will only recognize a little over 3Gb of memory on your computer so the full 4Gb I have installed is wasted.  I installed the 64-bit edition and now all my memory is being used.  I was so excited! lol  I am easily amused.  The only problem I am having with the 64-bit edition of windows 7 is it is playing havoc with the latest update of iTunes.  They are just not playing nice.  Let’s hope Apple releases another update soon.

Christianity as an Aggressive Religion…

I was thinking this morning after the religious rant comment I got yesterday how aggressive Christians can be.  You don’t see Hindu and Buddhist missionaries, but you see lots of Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Christians plowing their wares.  There are missionaries all over the world meddling with indigenous populations and their time held beliefs.  Christians have a very real tendency to get “preachy” as well.  I saw those all CAPS in that comment yesterday and my eyes just glossed over – not an effective way to bring one of the “lost” into the fold.   I wonder what goes on in the mind of these people – this fervent need to make someone believe as you do.  I know they mean well, but it can be a bit misguided and a big turn off for someone like me who has struggled with agnosticism for years. 

Twitter Unfollow Craziness…

I am slowly whittling down the people I follow on Twitter.  I was following over 600 people.  Gone are the foursquare people.  The people that post constant links.  The people the do Follow Friday.  And the people who retweet that dealsplus crap.  I have also been striving to get rid of negative people as well most importantly – people that constantly complain.  Do you remember that person I so wanted to befriend on Twitter?  I thought she was the bee’s knees until I followed her for awhile.  She was always bitching and moaning – everything was a constant problem.  Unfollow and I felt better for doing it.  Also gone are the people that constantly post about television and pop culture.  I don’t want to know what color panties Lady Gaga is wearing. lol  And I only watch the Weather Channel.   All this has made Twitter a much more positive and fulfilling place to visit with every day. 

3 comments:

PipeTobacco said...

Hello Sir:

If I were you, I would consider going to find George. He may need your help to get back to work. It would be a real shame to have him lose the job that has been so helpful to him. It seems odd, as George usually does not let his drinking get in the way of his job. I hope that nothing nefarious has happened.

In an earlier post you talk about cutting your filters to get more tobacco smoke. If you want, thicker, denser, stronger smoke, why not go back to your pipe?

PipeTobacco
http://frumpyprofessor.blogspot.com

- PT said...

I also think you should find George he may need your help.

Joy Heather said...

I think the fanatical fringe of ANY Religion, Christian or otherwise can be extremely off puttting to anyone...and they are all as bad as each other !!..true Christianity as got nothing to do with forcing someones arm to believe,& certainly NOT witholding food from the Starving unless a committment is made..NEVER heard of that one, how horrible, what a terible witness they must have been...but so may 'Religions' say they are Christian when they are not...but i'm sure everyone knows that.