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#298107 - 01/14/17 02:26 AM Re: Reader Rant Roundtable for January, 2017 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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I don't know about cataract surgery but I do know that people recover very quickly from radial keratotomy surgery, and they slice the front of the eye nearly off to do that.

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#298108 - 01/14/17 03:43 PM Re: Reader Rant Roundtable for January, 2017 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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In and out in 45 minutes, wear an eye patch for a day or two and that is it.

They open the front cover of the eyeball, chip out the lens (it is hardened and cloudy) insert a plastic lens and lay the flap back over. What you see is brighter, sharper and oh so wonderful.

Here is what they put in my eyes 8 years ago (Dec 07 and Jan 08) AcrySof IQ multi-focal also treating my astigmatism. I still wear glasses for near vision (about two feet past my outstretched hand.


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#298113 - 01/14/17 06:14 PM Re: Reader Rant Roundtable for January, 2017 [Re: Ujest Shurly]
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And among the benefits of a long line of Democrats, it is no cost to me.
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#298115 - 01/14/17 06:37 PM Re: Reader Rant Roundtable for January, 2017 [Re: Phil Hoskins]
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Originally Posted By: Phil Hoskins
And among the benefits of a long line of Democrats, it is no cost to me.

Nice. Pro'lly won't be that way much longer. Hmm
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#298202 - 01/18/17 08:03 PM Re: Reader Rant Roundtable for January, 2017 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Moving vans are at the White House now. Pro'lly there to remove all traces of competence and dignity of the Office of President in preparation of the next guy. coffee
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#298216 - 01/19/17 01:36 AM Re: Reader Rant Roundtable for January, 2017 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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I have a long history of political action and am proud of the fact that those actions have helped make changes in our world. Possibly because of that, I am deeply disheartened by the Trump onslaught.
So many changes many of us gave time, money and in some cases our very lives, are about to be gutted. Those of you in your 20's, 30's and even 40's have never lived in a world similar to what they are now proposing. I can't blame you for that naiveté but please be aware of the assault upon your life that is happening.
Strangely, I doubt that Mr. Trump even cares, since it seems to me he is just out for his own grab of money from us. His own statements in past years show a radically different person that what he puts out today. But those who he has appointed and ceded direction to are radicals who have been working to undo everything since 1950.
I will continue to look for ways to fight, kick and scream our way forward, but it is now for a younger generation to get off your asses and act. It is great to see many post here and elsewhere about what is going on. But my experience has been that until you get into the dirt and push these sick people, not much will change.
At the very least maybe miss one circuit party, one dinner out, or something that is just for you and pay that money to an organization that is DOING something.
Those who know me know I am in favor of play and fun. This is different -- this is WAR.
Pick up your war gear and fight. We are humans, not political or other labels. There are many, even some who will see this screed, who have more money than they need. Meanwhile many do not have enough to eat, to have decent housing, and for essential medical care.
I have never posted anything like this before, and it is my hope that this makes the difference in some individuals actions and systems.
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#298230 - 01/19/17 07:39 PM Re: Reader Rant Roundtable for January, 2017 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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I do not have, never have nor will I ever have a twitter account but if I did this is the tweet I would like to make:

That horrible human being Trump, as a businessman is very over rated. Sad.
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#298239 - 01/20/17 06:36 AM Re: Reader Rant Roundtable for January, 2017 [Re: Jim D (FreeThinker)]
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Two of his favorite "business moves" are bankruptcy and ignoring contracts. In fact, these two things and a lot of BS may be his only business moves. Without them, all that is left is the BS.

I'm going to enjoy it when he tries one of those as CEO of the US and finds out he can't do either.

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#298301 - 01/22/17 10:04 AM Re: Reader Rant Roundtable for January, 2017 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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SNL ended last night's live broadcast with a very classy tribute. Enjoy! smile
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#298321 - 01/23/17 05:22 AM Re: Reader Rant Roundtable for January, 2017 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Class, compare and contrast these two same-day pictures: smile



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