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May 13, 2014 yonush18 commented on SL Letter of the Day: No Spank You.
"I would like this man to do something he thinks is horrible but can't reframe my idea about not getting spanked outside of marriage." Mmmkay. Anyway, I know spanking has a negative connotation for him, but what if they'd both been raped PIV, PIA? Would that be verboten forever too? Who's letting asses ruin activities for the rest of their lives?
Jan 5, 2014 yonush18 commented on Savage Love.
Agreed that poverty affects our obesity rates, and people live in food deserts and so on. Assuming however that a person can only eat processed food, there are usually plenty of canned vegetables to work with AND even eating just at McDonalds, there is the magic option of... not eating too much. A nutritionist who wanted to drop weight did so on a mostly candy diet, because he knew he wasn't going to just eat arugula. The type of calories matter; calories themselves also matter.
Jan 2, 2014 yonush18 commented on Savage Love.
"Love your size" when you're morbidly obese? Why not love your smoking or love your high cholesterol? Asinine advice from people who want to normalize a disease. Here's what I suggest: Love YOURSELF, accept YOURSELF, and EVERYONE should think about whether they're eating too much or the right things and whether they're getting enough exercise. Everyone should also not be a dick to or discriminate against obese people. But don't adore your reversible disease state / health risk. That's some deadly stupid advice coming from people who are hurt by their weight or people's reaction to it and are trying to normalize a serious problem. After watching obese people get diabetes, lose feet, lose independence, lose the ability to clean themselves, have heart attacks, etc etc etc all day long in the hospital I can promise you it's not something to celebrate.
Jun 5, 2013 yonush18 commented on Why I Ride Fearlessly Without A Helmet.
F'ing preposterous. But that's cool. Want to come smoke a meth cigar to protest public obnoxious health messages about trying to save your life with me sometime?
Mar 23, 2013 yonush18 commented on SL Letter of the Day: Help Kate Bornstein Beat Cancer.
Oh, and you sure as heck don't need cabs to go get medical care with a weakened immune system or not. First, if you're neutropenic from chemo, you don't get more chemo; you have to recover first. Second, a mask and some alcohol gel will be a lot safer than a cab drive, should it be a factor. If she gets an infection and its not the flu or a cold, she'd probably pick it up AT the hospital.
Mar 23, 2013 yonush18 commented on SL Letter of the Day: Help Kate Bornstein Beat Cancer.
Have to agree that something doesn't add up here. If she has "lung cancer" (by which people usually mean either small cell or non-small cell, e.g, squamous cell cancer) and it has "was back," then unless we're talking about some very unusual circumstance, it's fatal. Lung cancer has one of the worst prognoses unless cured with the initial surgery, which in this case, it's not. The survival rate is <1% (see Wiki). See also Temel's 2010 article in the new england journal--all were dead by 3 years; half were dead by 1 (and they didn't have CLL on top of lung cancer). And you don't have to fly all over the world for chemo. Chemo comes to the hospital you're at. Regimens are published and protocolized and can be followed by oncologists locally after a consultation elsewhere (if such a thing is needed). Story needs more information, sounds erroneous. Not an opinion alone here, I'm a hospital physician who sees tons of lung cancer patients.
Nov 5, 2012 yonush18 commented on A Recommended Reading.
Ken, are you just here to be a douche or do you believe this shit? YES, it seems plausible that in general "accepting as normal many different types of relationships and childbearing strategies" will lead both to gay marriage and less pressure on people to have "traditional" marriages. But that's not really the point. Because we could also say that "allowing any change to male-female relationships" would do the same. You could use that fact to justify banning gay marriage and also to return to an era where men controlled their wives.

You pretend society only has one dimension: tradition vs tolerance. This is not useful thinking. Society can be tolerant to interracial and same sex marriage AND intolerant of BS marriages and lack of commitment and irresponsible parenting. A more intelligent, nonbiased approach would be to recognize that long term, stable relationships have value, and encourage such things: work to create social pressure to raise children in such relationships, ENCOURAGE GAYS AND LESBIANS TO MARRY, and then to MAKE GAY AND STRAIGHT MARRIAGES MEAN SOMETHING. End easy divorce; increase tax benefits; get rid of Britney Spears and Kardashian spectacles. If your agenda is about more long term relationships then do something serious about forwarding that agenda. If you're just here to speciously propose that gays getting fair treatment makes heteros become irresponsible, we all know you're just searching for a slightly more socially acceptable way to say you don't like gay people.
Nov 5, 2012 yonush18 commented on SL Letter of the Day: Guzzling Piss.
@19, that's not accurate except for "we can't live on one in perpetuity." We can't live on THREE in perpetuity. We all die, but people born with one kidney have relatively normal lives, as do people who lose one. For studied durations, it appears to be safe, and even if not without risk, we do other important things with risks, such as have sex. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20215… I'd like to hear what "very likely" to need a transplant is.

@21, there is no data that supports drinking enough water to make your water clear. That whole thing about 8 glasses of water a day is made up and we've evolved a thirst mechanism that tells us when we need water. It's not that our brain suddenly got smarter than our kidneys and thirst response, thereby preserving renal function. http://www.snopes.com/medical/myths/8gla…
Nov 5, 2012 yonush18 commented on SL Letter of the Day: Guzzling Piss.
@18, yeah perhaps someone with gout should watch their urate intake. However, if they have some dilute piss now and then it'd be no more threatening than having all the other foods they have to look out for, like a beer or steak. Nondiabetics should not have ANY glucose in their urine; diabetics would give you at most a urine as sweet as their blood (not that sweet). Hormones? We can purify hormones from pee (premarin = PREgnant MARe urINe) you'd have to drink a LOT of piss. As for toxin/waste, same thing. Water, salt, urea, CO2, urate--all of these things are toxic if you don't excrete them. I guess you can make an exception for the egestion of feces but I don't want my anus sewn shut.
Nov 2, 2012 yonush18 commented on SL Letter of the Day: Guzzling Piss.
Unfortunately the medicine in this question is WRONG. Yes you don't want do drink infected piss. However, this nonsense about the person having "horrible" kidneys is stupid. Day to day, the waste removed by a person is equal to the amount generated if the kidney function is stable. Someone with failing kidneys at 50% power will end up with 2 x the concentration of toxins in their blood, BUT, their toxin output in a day is still the same. If someone had acutely failing kidneys that were NOT doing this, then their urine would be LESS toxic, not more. That said, the whole matter depends on the concentration of the urine anyway. There is a lot less toxin PER ml from someone who's been consuming tons of liquid than a dehydrated person (same amount of toxins per day, different amounts per ml). Worst case scenario you drink ALL of someone's piss --> you double your toxin load, which is not unlike losing a kidney, which is.... not a big deal!!