commented on Where Should I Buy a New Mattress?
A friend recommended Sears. And with their financial woes, they've apparently been running some pretty serious sales lately.
I'm in the same situation, and so far, I've found the best customer service outside of the city. Sadly so.
commented on Faster, Pro-Lifers! Kill! Kill!
When I first read it, I thought I was being fooled by a link to The Onion. Then, I realized how much competition The Onion has these days from factual reporting.
commented on The Market Cures Everything! (Except Prostate Cancer.)
@1. See the last sentence of @8.
Additionally, here is a definition of "alternative" as an adjective: (a) affording a choice of two or more things, propositions, or courses of action.
In this case, any treatments that aren't radiation, would be considered "alternative treatments." And in this paragraph, within the context of Goldy's article, it was used to describe a potential treatment option - from the SAME doctor who actually prescribed the radiation in the first place (because s/he had a personal financial interest in radiation treatment). Given that the doctors at issue actually prescribed radiation treatment, (probably a urologist or a oncologist), I would imagine that any "alternatives" would come from a pretty standard repertoire.
You weren't nitpicking. You missed the point of the article and the entire context of the word.
commented on Police Threatened to Arrest Me for Taking Their Photo Last Night
Like everyone else, I commend you for keeping your cool, taking pictures and making notes while everything was fresh. And, of course, I'm glad that you took the time to write this article. I do hope that you publish the rest of the story as it plays out. At the same time, I wish you happened upon the port police at the airport more often like this. They seem to have stayed out of the limelight and yet have many identical issues with profiling and bullying merely for the sake of intimidation.
commented on Death of a Regular
A beautiful article about a tragic situation. It is so rare to find such a thing. Nicely done. Thank you.