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61  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: Religion Matters on: Jul 28, 2014, 12:01PM
That's not religion even if it's in the name of religion you anti religious ****.  It's really not that difficult to comprehend.
62  Creation and Performance / The Healthy Trombonist / Re: Sedation Dentistry on: Jul 23, 2014, 06:19AM
I had the second iteration done last week.  Last year I had the upper right side done, this year the upper left.  I do what I can afford once a year. Next year we'll take care of the missing tooth on the lower left.

Question though:  what does sedation really do?

I had an extraction and a temporary bridge done last week.  In a month or so I'll get the permanent bridge fitted.  I went in yesterday to have him check the healing and he says it is doing well (it aches a bit though).  He said the tooth was extremely difficult to get out, he had to really work, and he wondered if I remembered any of it. 

Nope.  Powder under the tongue, nose piece on, and woke up being wheeled down the hall. 

So, did I suffer, and have amnesia?  or was I out? 
sedation relaxes you to the point that you don't care.  And by using the right meds,amnesia is desireable. 
Did you suffer?  No.  You were also anesthetized so you would not have felt any pain if you were wide awake.
63  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Malaysian airliner shot down on: Jul 21, 2014, 02:03PM
I just went to my corner and counted to ten. Obama is the best foreign policy President since, at least, Nixon. He played Putin like a Stradivarius in Syria, and guess what, the chemical weapons are gone. After he took the world by surprise in Crimea, he had 50K troops massed on the border ready to go in. Obama slapped some serious in your face personal sanctions on his cadre, and the invasion didn't happen. I bet there are  a bunch of Georgians who wish he'd been around sooner. When Putin tried the sleight of hand stupidity that resulted in this shoot down, Obama hit him with even tougher, more targeted sanctions. Sadly, this happened before their affects could be felt. It would be very helpful if the Europeans got on  board, and maybe this will move their needle. I love the way this guy thinks and makes the rest of the world stand up and back their stakes in these episodes.
Wow. I left out feckless.
64  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Malaysian airliner shot down on: Jul 21, 2014, 12:40PM
He's my spineless, gutless, wishy-washy, president.  It's called poor leadership.  Could he have prevented the shootdown?  Probably  not.  Could he have helped to decrease the tension there?  If he ever learned how to lead.  He's just awful.  One of the worse leaders ever.  The rest of the world is finally waking up to realize that fact. He received the Noble Peace Prize?  What a joke.  I don't even think Carter could have done worse.
He's an incredible fund raiser and the way he fooled most American's to vote for him is also incredible.  He's got talent.
65  Creation and Performance / The Healthy Trombonist / Re: Lingering numbness and swelling after wisdom teeth removal on: Jul 21, 2014, 08:10AM
I figured kill the nerve probably meant a root canal.  That's how they described it in Germany. 
Normally I would agree.  But a root canal on a wisdom tooth is rare.  They are not usually worth the effort.  Unless they were missing other molars in that quadrant.
66  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Malaysian airliner shot down on: Jul 21, 2014, 07:26AM
Maybe Russ could contribute to this discussion too?
67  Creation and Performance / The Healthy Trombonist / Re: Lingering numbness and swelling after wisdom teeth removal on: Jul 21, 2014, 07:25AM
"Kill the nerve and fix it?"  Numbed or froze it???
If the wisdom tooth is affecting you adversely, yes, have it removed.  Get an examination from the oral surgeon first to determine if the wisdom tooth is the cause.  Are wou under 25 y/o.  If yes, it's probably your wisdom tooth.
68  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Boehner wants to sue Obama on: Jul 16, 2014, 07:18AM
And, one side gets that. Yes, there were "fringee's" on the left who pushed for impeachment of Bush, but they were not elected members of Congress. From virtually the day he was sworn in you have seen/ heard elected GOP representatives calling for Obama to be impeached. The left didn't even scream for Reagan to be impeached for Iran-Contra, maybe the most egregious "high-crimes and misdemeanors" ever perpetrated from the office of the Presidency. It was a far more insidious transgression than Nixon's. It is only one side that engages this pattern, and it is important for Americans to recognize that.

Not so.
69  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Coulter: Any growing interest in soccer a sign of nation's moral decay on: Jun 27, 2014, 08:01PM
Lacrosse is based on a Native American sport.  Not popular by any means, but how much more American can you get?
70  Creation and Performance / Other Musicians and Ensembles / Re: What's Your Favorite YES Album? on: Jun 25, 2014, 08:26AM
Love YES.
Talk is my favorite maybe because I saw them in concert when that album came out.
Yessongs  Love the live versions of Siberian Khatru, Heart of the Sunrise, Starship Trooper and And You and I.  Saw them at MSG in 1979 when Tormato came out.
Tales from Topographic Oceans
Close to the Edge

Some say Trevor Rabin overengineered the albums he was on like 90125, Big Generator and Talk but live Talk at the Gorge in George, WA was even better than the "overengineered" album.
71  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Shooting rampage in Santa Barbara on: May 28, 2014, 09:27AM
72  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: This explains a lot ... on: May 21, 2014, 08:36AM
This, in fact, is the basis of the gridlock in the US Congress.  We have polar opinions and nobody wants (or dares) to try to enter into the middle for compromise.  The general attitude is that it's a "zero sum game" where anything I want to win, somebody has to lose; and I don't want to lose.

It's like putting a bunch of Evangelists and Atheists in a room.  Fur will fly, but nobody is going to get converted either way.
So why does the baron continue his schizophrenic quest?
73  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: Religion Matters on: May 20, 2014, 07:23AM
Do you consider it part of being a SkepticTM to only read and discuss material that you agree with or coddles your point of view?

Because it really comes off more like a teenager who sets out to be different, but is in reality just following a larger teenage trend of their immediate culture. Goth, emo, punk, hispter, whatever is trending now... Guess SkepticTM should be added to those teenage trends too.
Hehe  Good!
74  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: Religion Matters on: May 20, 2014, 04:24AM
He's a fraud.  "I'll do a review"?  Seriously?   Like he's going to get caught upon everything since Aquinas?  And get back to you?  Hello?!
Narcissism. Narcissism. Narcissism.  Plain and simple. 
Wake up, people!
75  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: Religion Matters on: May 12, 2014, 10:55AM
Here's an example (sort of) of what I mentioned above about being surprised by the obvious/expected (i.e. not paying attention/not really understanding religion--maybe more the apparent target audience than the writer in this case).
Here's the prior progression:
Billy's already explained this a time or two in given instances. It'll be interesting who's surprised by this sort of thing. We can expect it to happen again, because Pope Francis isn't the radical many seem to think, his appeal (his actual rather than imagined appeal) is all about his attitude--which is huge IMO, and why I'm a fan, at least relatively speaking (I'd still like to use the nickname I've given him--it's about endearment rather than respect in this case--but I'll refrain). It's not about his perceived (non-existent) radical, progressively shifted doctrine. Rather, that of his appeal which is about his perceived radical, progressively shifted doctrine is misplaced, which is why it'll be interesting to see what happens as the inevitable unfolds--as those illusions are chipped away and/or crushed, and the real appeal is left. It may turn out to be a litmus test of the ability/failure to see through personal biases and desires, and a measure of reasonableness/realism regarding expectations. This particular blogger seems to be on the edge--she acknowledges this distinction, but she still seems to be caught into it. Of course it could just be a way to present  stories for a targeted appeal.
In any case the real question this series of blog entries raises for is when the blogger (et al) will figure out (or present) what seems to be obvious.
If you're anti religon why do you insist on having a topic about it on a trombone forum.  What's the matter with you?  I'm a dentist so I can diagnose, forum police.  I think you have a dental problem that's affecting your brain.  Why else would you relentlessly bash religon on the trombone forum?
76  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: Religion Matters on: May 11, 2014, 01:50PM
Stop bashing religion your coward. Get a life.
77  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: Religion Matters on: May 07, 2014, 04:47AM
But you're not cool byron.
You're an anti religious zealot trying to convince people that religion is for the weak and the imbeciles and the "intellectual cowards".
78  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: FS: Trombone odds and ends on: May 05, 2014, 09:25AM
OL leadpipe sold
79  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: FS: Trombone odds and ends on: May 05, 2014, 07:01AM
2.5 leadpipe is sold.
80  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: FS: Trombone odds and ends on: May 04, 2014, 10:03PM
Lead pipe price is $35 including shipping.
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