"'Ambivalent' is decidedly not 'opposed'. I fail to see how my distinct lack of opposition is "knee-jerk opposition", cloaked in anything or nothing. I actually think our involvement in Cuba could help…"
"Did a little research. Russia imports Cuban sugar, sometimes to cover their beet shortages (kind of like when they imported US grain when their harvests were short (fairly often) during Soviet times. Russia either has or is looking to…"
"You didn't work hard. Your father worked hard (in the gym at least).
The stuff you've got isn't special. See Hyacinth Bucket.
I'm glad to know that you're finally on medication. I know it takes a while to get the…"
"That works too. There's a concept in powerlifting about raising your 50%. So let's say you squat 1000# as a 1rm. So in a workout you'd never max, just do 500x10. And then the next workout you might do 505x10. The idea is that by…"
"Thanks Wally - I'm trying to do just that. Doing freelance work while I'm in here, catching up on old movies I've been dying to read (because of something called "chemo brain" it's difficult to read), even finishing a…"
"Afraid Sister-in-Law is doing what she always did - writing long treatises bragging about her academic credentials THEN adding a sentence or two about how she's "always here if you need me." We don't. And she still hasn't…"
"I notice that my grandparents went in descending order of disposition - maybe grumpiness is the key to longevity, in which case, I'm well armed. I do expect to walk out of here. So far, treatment's going well. Thanks for your thoughts,…"