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    Re: Protected Class Members

    Posted by Pat on 4/07/05

    What soap box do use? What venue?

    On 4/07/05, mary wrote:
    > Pat:
    > Short and sweet. Think key points. Links to the details. Try it out.
    > Mary
    > On 4/06/05, Pat wrote:
    >> How do I get my message out?
    >> On 4/06/05, Mary wrote:
    >>> Pat:
    >>> I liked the Hail Mary part alot. You know, there really is a benefit to brevity. It
    >>> encourages people to actually read your posts. Do you WANT to come off like a wild
    >>> eyed ranter, or would you PREFER to get your message out. It really is your call.
    >>> Mary
    >>> On 4/06/05, Pat wrote:
    >>>> Oh, nothing here makes sense, at all. Not the cited Medical Abstracts of mainstream
    >>>> medicine. So, all those physicians and research professionals are incoherent? Not
    >>>> the medically approved diagnostic titles. Not the list of medical findings. Not
    >>>> the insult of defamation. Not human suffering in the midst of defamation. Not the
    >>>> goal of righting wrongs and returning truth where lies have replaced it. Not the
    >>>> NBC Dateline Report/Transcript that a person can easily access.
    >>>> You obviously are one of those people who say, "Pain? What pain? I don't feel a
    >>>> thing." And you were obviously never taught diplomacy. Likewise, you apparently
    >>>> haven't the fire to right wrongs. Such coldness is a useless existence.
    >>>> So, none of this makes sense, arrogant one? Did you write that with a smirk, by the
    >>>> way? You are perhaps a scholar who knows all. Well:
    >>>> --- Do you know what it is to suffocate? ---to find yourself doing sewer repair
    >>>> work, and after weeks into the project, you suddenly find yourself suffocating to
    >>>> the point where everything around you starts to look like a black and gray x-ray?
    >>>> --- Do you know what it is to spend shift after shift in highly alkaline work places
    >>>> that have enough concrete dust to cover you entirely, unaware that it would come to
    >>>> be found by medical science that such alkalinity causes havoc to the health, when
    >>>> occupied without a respirator? --- and then to do the stragetic cutting inside
    >>>> concrete boxes while the burning oil of a target saw is the only thing that you are
    >>>> smelling amidst oil-darkened cloud of dust, and then to not even care because the
    >>>> only thing on your mind is to make sure that the saw doesn't bounce directly into
    >>>> your face?
    >>>> --- to spend shift after shift amidst an aeromatic mixture of solvents, never
    >>>> thinking that you would one day become sensitized to them?
    >>>> --- to work with formaldehyde-bearing drywall on a historic site, only to get to the
    >>>> phase where you become so sensitized to the formaldehyde that you are unable enter
    >>>> that site without undergoing the immediate onset of asthma?
    >>>> --- to have a nearby worker cry out for the cage-crane to come take you out of an
    >>>> industrial well ASAP, apparently because the residue of the pickling of steel
    >>>> somehow triggered an asthma attack likened to an anacoda tightly wrapped around your
    >>>> chest?
    >>>> --- to go through a longterm carbon monoxide poisoning scenario that literally ended
    >>>> up in federal court documents and which caused a singular asthma condition to branch
    >>>> out into additional reactivity?
    >>>> ---Do you know what it is to wake up because all breathing has stopped, time and
    >>>> time again, even during the same night? And do you know what it is to leap out of
    >>>> bed fighting to inhale just one short breath, and then in the failure to do so, to
    >>>> literally drop to your knees and start praying a Hail Mary?
    >>>> ---Do you know it is to dry heave so intensely that the chest and bisceps cringe
    >>>> with pain? And do you know what it is to dry heave so intensely that you feel as if
    >>>> you are being punched from the inside at the lower right side of the rib cage?
    >>>> ---Did you ever have headaches so severe that the cheekbones and temples continue to
    >>>> feel bruised even a day after a headache long since subsided?
    >>>> ---Did you ever vomit at the smell of shampoo?
    >>>> ---Did you ever literally go to edge of the charts (off a standard deviation range)
    >>>> in certain medical testing?
    >>>> ---Do you know what it is to be in an ER and hear one of the medical attendants cry
    >>>> out, "Oh my God, he's down to such-and-such a number;" and then to hear the
    >>>> simultaneous "rip-tear-tear-rip-tear" of bags in the ER?
    >>>> ---Do you what it is to drive to an ER with only the use of your forearms, because
    >>>> your hands cramped-up and became inoperable, along with your mouth, during an asthma
    >>>> attack?
    >>>> ---Do you what it is to have been the stereotypical Italian, with the chiselled
    >>>> Roman features of the Pompeii/Avellino/Benevento variety, able to do acrobatic
    >>>> things as easily as others swept kitchen floors, and then to suddenly find that you
    >>>> couldn't do something as effortless as sit in a room without getting ill?
    >>>> ---Do you know what it is to be unable to attend Christmas dinners and
    >>>> get-togethers, because of the pine, the scented candles, the perfume, and the potpourri?
    >>>> ---Do you what it is like to be on six prescription medications monthly, simply for
    >>>> the purpose of keeping your asthma down to chronic mild shortness of breath with
    >>>> moments of temporary relief, if and onl if you remain in low-to-zero levels of
    >>>> irritant exposure, and then to find yourself becoming sensitized to three of the six
    >>>> medications?
    >>>> (There's more to mention. Much more.)
    >>>> All in all, if you knew what any of these things were like, then this entire section
    >>>> would immediately make sense to you. Very simply, when you suffer intensely, you
    >>>> don't have room in your appointment book for defamation of character ringing through
    >>>> the various venues where it rings.
    >>>> Now, I know what it is to work in minus 30 degree wind chills. I know what it is to
    >>>> be crushed between two 2,430 lb steel beams that shifted while I was on one of them.
    >>>> I know what it is to have a couple of concussions; suffered in football. And I
    >>>> know what it is like to play a varsite game in a high speed collision sport with
    >>>> exactly a 102.4 temperature (according to the team trainer). Am no stranger to the
    >>>> separated shoulder. No stranger to the broken nose (auto accident.) And I know
    >>>> what it is like to play an entire league game with a broken foot, as the lead-off
    >>>> hitter who is always given the "steal sign" as soon as he gets on base. In fact, I
    >>>> even know what it is to have an illness accompanied by a white blood cell count so
    >>>> high that a bone marrow tap and biopsy were performed, in order to see if there were
    >>>> cancer. Yet, in all of those things, nothing came close to the torment of Chemical
    >>>> Injury/Sensitization. (And those other things did involve pain, at one time or
    >>>> another.) This is because my variety of that illness assailed vital organs. Vital
    >>>> organs are vulnerable. Not even the steel beam crush injury was worse. In fact,
    >>>> getting crushed between those steel beams didn't hurt as badly as I thought it would.
    >>>> Do me a big favor: Stay away from me. You personally. And you stay away from me
    >>>> by staying away from my postings. Quit being an annoying fly that buzzes around.
    >>>> You are not a part of any solution. In fact, instead of spending your time here (at
    >>>> least since the Patrick Casanova days ending in 2003), why not look for a website
    >>>> that teaches you human decency and courtesy. Some of us have more than enough to
    >>>> suffer as it is, and have had so for consecutive years.
    >>>> On 4/05/05, mary wrote:
    >>>>> Kevin:
    >>>>> Actually the time to REALLY worry is when some of the things appearing at this
    >>>>> site begin to make SENSE.
    >>>>> Mary
    >>>>> On 4/05/05, Kevin wrote:
    >>>>>> On 4/05/05, Pat wrote:
    >>>>>> Man, you lost me.

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