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by dana
Tue Dec 23, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Lung ??!!??!!!???
Replies: 337
Views: 71002

Re: Playa Lung ??!!??!!!???

Wait a minute. Where are you getting this information? I thought they rounded up the last herd of wild sparkle ponies a long time ago??? And hippies! There are no real hippies any more. This new crop is just a bunch of stinky, scruffy dirtbags from what I've seen. Hippies actually understood bathing...
by dana
Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.
Replies: 127
Views: 4134

Re: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.

My favorite Freud story (myth?) is that he got deeply into exploring his own dreams and somewhere in the depths of that process he got totally overwhelmed and freaked out. He then stopped the whole personal exploration and wrote his book on dream interpretation. Penis envy? Wait, you mean that's rea...
by dana
Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.
Replies: 127
Views: 4134

Re: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.

"Any party in a conflict is supplying at least 20% of the fuel to keep it going." Yeah I definitely agree. But I'm trying to make a trickier argument. Sometimes the fuel comes down to something about us that acquiesces/allows the abuse we receive. (In particular I can think of abused women who feel...
by dana
Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.
Replies: 127
Views: 4134

Re: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.

Sorry Kiboy I added (a bit further) right as you were answering that addresses a bit of what you were saying. I should say those changes I came to had very little to do with actions but everything to do with who I am at my depth and that whole fiasco was the kind of explosive impetus I needed to get...
by dana
Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.
Replies: 127
Views: 4134

Re: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.

The problem here is that I'm getting only one side of the story. I learned long ago that nobody is totally innocent. We do tend to make that assumption don't we? But it doesn't take much considering to see the problems with it - the abused child, random violence, acquaintance rape. Just adds to sti...
by dana
Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.
Replies: 127
Views: 4134

Re: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.

I was in my second year of college, majoring in psychology, when I literally woke up one morning and decided I didn't want to be someones emotional tampon for the rest of my life. So I dropped out and became a contractor. Funny! I'm actually at that same point after about 20 years. Now I want to wa...
by dana
Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone attend WITHOUT the support of their spouse?
Replies: 48
Views: 3564

Re: Anyone attend WITHOUT the support of their spouse?

. The fact of the matter is that we are pending divorce (maybe) and I finally decided to start doing things for myself and stop backing down evertime he complains about something (everything.) ? If you guys don't end up divorced (or even if you do) you might like to check out a book I thought was k...
by dana
Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.
Replies: 127
Views: 4134

Re: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.

aserendipity wrote:Knock it off !
Oh shit. You're not all there are you?
Just block me, 'plonk' me and I'll disappear from your notice. Ask someone if you don't know how to do that.

take care and it was worth trying anyway.
by dana
Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.
Replies: 127
Views: 4134

Re: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.

Aserendipity, I thought of one other thing to tell you. A little weird but maybe it will help you snap out of this stuff. So each time you feel that sudden impulse to give someone a snarky remark take a moment to step back and imagine that you're actually in a life or death struggle right then. If y...
by dana
Tue Sep 23, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.
Replies: 127
Views: 4134

Re: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.

Well Dana , you do not sound like you made it through I did ! why you persist in stupid is a discredit to the cause of the ethics involved. A OK, I'll try a different tack that is less harsh and possibly more useful to you. You're playing pointless games that are pissing me off. When you play these...
by dana
Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.
Replies: 127
Views: 4134

Re: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.

aserendipity wrote:well Dana, try school before spout !

xoA.
I made it through medical school. Have far have you made it? You sound like an idiot.
by dana
Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.
Replies: 127
Views: 4134

Re: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.

Captain Goddammit wrote:.... firmly in the "fun zone" area. There's a chart for this stuff, that 'rapists tend to disapprove of but it tends to be very accurate in real life.
what kind of chart?
http://survivingtheworld.net/Lesson22.html
by dana
Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.
Replies: 127
Views: 4134

Re: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.

YOU are the fuzzy one Jovan is usually spot on Science and discovery are linked, silly Bactrim is not really an antibiotic xoA. Geez, where do you come up with this stuff? If psychotherapy was really pure science then all psychotherapists would be doing more or less exactly the same thing because a...
by dana
Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:17 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.
Replies: 127
Views: 4134

Re: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.

[Late night thoughts... Jacked up on Bactrim (antibiotic) and not sleeping much for 4 days so I hope this makes sense? Just read back through the thread and realized I still can't picture what really happened with these therapists.] To add a bit to what Kowtow said: One issue I once paid a 'rapist a...
by dana
Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 560
Views: 30049

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

lucky420 wrote: TK and I did breach the fortress though we also had 2 pitchers of tasty frozen margaritas with us.
Ah yes, a time tested method of breaching the castle walls...
by dana
Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 560
Views: 30049

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

Why shouldn't they get placement? I think it's perfectly appropriate for them to get placement, and it isn't like they were on Esplanade. Also: Why shouldn't they get access to directed sales tickets like other placed theme camps? I think the innuendo here is that they received several hundred pres...
by dana
Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Lung ??!!??!!!???
Replies: 337
Views: 71002

Re: Playa Lung ??!!??!!!???

Valley fever would be pretty far down my list of possible culprits for the elusive 'playa lung'. Coccidiomycosis is more in the SW and not so much in northern Nevada. a map if you're nerdly or nervous enough to care... http://www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/coccidioidomycosis/causes.html Also Valley fev...
by dana
Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Lung ??!!??!!!???
Replies: 337
Views: 71002

Re: Playa Lung ??!!??!!!???

I have never been fond of wearing masks Most of the time its just a couple hours during those afternoon dust storms. Not too bad. My first burn I wore nothing and got sick. After that I wore masks when needed and have done fine. I guess I just got used to using safety gear. Plugs and earphones both...
by dana
Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Lung ??!!??!!!???
Replies: 337
Views: 71002

Re: Playa Lung ??!!??!!!???

No, not intentionally. Puns are the lowest form of humor. (although I do like nerdly humor...) OK, so medically speaking as far as the dust constituents, we divide pneumoconiosis and pneumonitis (the acute reaction) into different sources of inhaled dust - silica giving you silicosis but there are o...
by dana
Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.
Replies: 127
Views: 4134

Re: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.

:D *Convincing the patient to make that effort may be the most difficult task any mental health professional (or amateur) can take on. In my 50 hours of group therapy last month, I resisted tooth and nail for 40 hours, afraid of failing, and afraid of the unknown. I clung to my incapacitating depre...
by dana
Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Lung ??!!??!!!???
Replies: 337
Views: 71002

Re: dreaded playa lung

It's a complex problem. The only people that have died of non-occupational pneumoconiosis have been in the Sahara (2 cases) and the Negev (1 case), according to the CDC's own Morbidity and Mortality Index , The primary particle size range from hydrometer analysis is a fine silt, in the .001 - .002 ...
by dana
Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Serial Rapist on the playa
Replies: 123
Views: 42167

Re: Serial Rapist on the playa

As for the idea that conducting a rape examination on playa is easy, and should be made available, I think many are misunderstanding the major issue here. It is not a matter of the ability to collect the evidence. It is a matter of the viability of such collection in court. Even in the default worl...
by dana
Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2012 Experiences with Police
Replies: 272
Views: 37790

Re: 2012 Experiences with Police

Disturbing thread. This is a good post. I ran into another one of these youtube videos once that recommended locking your vehicle if asked to exit. Police will often lie to fabricate probable cause or twist/distort information however they like. I keep wanting to get around to having recording gear ...
by dana
Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Lung ??!!??!!!???
Replies: 337
Views: 71002

Re:

t "respirable crystallized silica (RCS)" is nasty stuff and best avoided if possible. Folks who work as sandblasters, for example--day in and day out for YEARS--are at risk for silicosis. But here's my question for you: How do you know that the Playa contains RCS? . From my research, it looks like ...
by dana
Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Suicidal Tendencies
Replies: 1211
Views: 60832

Re: Suicidal Tendencies

[q The beckoning of the suicidal voice is a lie. It's not offering you anything; it only wants to take. . In time it will be like a dark and scary dream that fades from memory... But from where I stand now I can see that voice is not completely a lie. Parts of you do need to die. Just not your phys...
by dana
Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Suicidal Tendencies
Replies: 1211
Views: 60832

Re: Suicidal Tendencies

Mary and Delle have been giving me hints so I'll try to bring this back down to earth. Suicide is on the backburner. Too busy to deal with it right now I guess. y. Box Burner, it really comes down to dealing with the momentum of it and choice. What I've been looking at lately is momentum. Right now ...
by dana
Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Suicidal Tendencies
Replies: 1211
Views: 60832

Re: Suicidal Tendencies

Holy shit. This is turning into a book! I started out asking the seemingly simple question of how I went from the possibility of suicide to where I am now. Then suddenly this huge vista opened up and I got this amazing sense of all these various steps of how I got from point to point, with so many t...
by dana
Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Suicidal Tendencies
Replies: 1211
Views: 60832

Re: Suicidal Tendencies

Cool Box Burner. I'm working on a very long post for you in particular and maybe for others to consider some really crazy and interesting ideas about causality - (ie. why does bad shit happen, can we turn that around so that more good stuff happens.) And in the light of all that I just want to thank...
by dana
Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Suicidal Tendencies
Replies: 1211
Views: 60832

Re: Suicidal Tendencies

(and my apologies to BB for dragging them in here, but it seemed wise for the whole picture not to be cut up into a jigsaw.) I guess I should also mention that we may be stepping over the line a bit here in regard to that thing about rescuers and boundaries that I underlined above. Sometimes the di...
by dana
Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Suicidal Tendencies
Replies: 1211
Views: 60832

Re: Suicidal Tendencies

Yeah that sure doesn't help when the basic necessities fall out. Box Burner might be able to get housing at a homeless shelter. Some can be a little grim. The one I was at was pretty amazing. Also you know.... simply asking friends. (I once stayed with one of my friends after a bear demolished the t...

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