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(ABC)   Melissa Etheridge doesn't think Angelina Jolie is brave because "It's my belief that cancer comes from inside you." Unlike most scientists, who think cancer comes from demons hiding under your bed   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 115
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2013-06-20 05:39:06 PM
"...and further, I'm an obnoxious bulldog who hasn't been relevant in a decade, so let me glom on to the story of one of my betters."
 
2013-06-20 05:52:11 PM
There's been a lot of terrible comments about Angelina Jolie's decision, but those have been mostly in the misogynist 'women's bodies are public property' sort of vein. I haven't really seen that much of this sort of 'I don't understand science' stuff though. There has been a lot of failure to understand exactly how high risk she was and underplaying that, but I'm not sure if that's just poor reading comprehension or poor math skills.

Either way, it's all bullshiat.
 
2013-06-20 05:55:58 PM
Let's hope Jenny McCarthy and Melissa Etheridge remake "Thelma and Louise," and the producers forget to use special effects to shot the final scene.
 
2013-06-20 05:56:37 PM
shoot, rather.
 
2013-06-20 06:13:10 PM
Tis far, far braver to snipe in the press.
 
2013-06-20 06:14:11 PM
img.fark.net
RIP
 
2013-06-20 06:16:08 PM
img.fark.net
 
2013-06-20 06:17:39 PM
She sounds jealous.  Or disappointed Angie didn't treat her to a love affair.
 
2013-06-20 06:17:40 PM

LewDux: RIP


The original troll.
 
2013-06-20 06:18:26 PM

impaler: Let's hope Jenny McCarthy and Melissa Etheridge remake "Thelma and Louise," and the producers forget to use special effects to shot the final scene.


Put.

/put it in jenneys butt
 
2013-06-20 06:24:30 PM

LewDux: [img.fark.net image 500x282]
RIP


That's truer than you think. That plant is getting shut down.
 
2013-06-20 06:26:10 PM
Is she the one that used David Crosby to get pregnant?
 
2013-06-20 06:27:18 PM

TheOmni: There's been a lot of terrible comments about Angelina Jolie's decision, but those have been mostly in the misogynist 'women's bodies are public property' sort of vein. I haven't really seen that much of this sort of 'I don't understand science' stuff though. There has been a lot of failure to understand exactly how high risk she was and underplaying that, but I'm not sure if that's just poor reading comprehension or poor math skills.


But Etheridge's  beliefs about cancer are certainly as valid as any oncologist's or medical researcher's, right?
 
2013-06-20 06:31:14 PM

Sensei Can You See: Is she the one that used David Crosby to get pregnant?


Yep. I believe she's up to her eyeballs in alimony and child support for her baby mamas, too.
 
2013-06-20 06:31:24 PM
Listening to her on Joe Rogan's podcast a couple months ago, she's not the sanest woman in the world.
 
2013-06-20 06:35:58 PM
I want to know which FARKer thinks he bought them on eBay.
 
2013-06-20 06:38:28 PM
It's odd how when ever people profess to believe something or having been offended by something, they expect the rest of us to give a shiat.
 
2013-06-20 06:42:03 PM
But Michael Douglas said that oral sex causes cancer?
 
2013-06-20 06:46:51 PM

InfidelSavant: Listening to her on Joe Rogan's podcast a couple months ago, she's not the sanest woman in the world.


Truth, but she did put on a good show back when I saw her. Did a great cover of You Shook Me All Night Long.
 
2013-06-20 06:47:22 PM
"Brave" or "fearful"?

Bullsh*t question.  Next.
 
2013-06-20 06:50:08 PM
Actually, Breast Cancer is caused by an imbalance of bodily humors, perhaps caused by a toad or a small dwarf living in her stomach.
 
2013-06-20 06:51:10 PM
Whether you think she's a fool or not, i guarantee her thinking is at least as equally as effective as chemo or whatever else cancer docs try to shill out.
 
2013-06-20 06:52:38 PM
Once again, celebrities demonstrate their tenuous grasp of understanding basic medical knowledge.
 
2013-06-20 06:53:10 PM

Arachnophobe: Did a great cover of You Shook Me All Night Long.


Thanks, that made me reflexively punch my cat in the face. I'm sending you the vet bill.

/just kidding, I'm at work
//still, you're a dick
 
2013-06-20 06:57:26 PM

T.rex: Whether you think she's a fool or not, i guarantee her thinking is at least as equally as effective as chemo or whatever else cancer docs try to shill out.


Good thing people can't just take a dump in a box and slap a guarantee on that, right?
/just take the butchers' word
 
2013-06-20 07:03:48 PM
So...when did we go to Med school Doctor Etheridge?  And when did we get to consult with the patient and see her medical records?

Oh....you didn't?

Okay then.  Please STFU.
 
2013-06-20 07:04:10 PM

T.rex: Whether you think she's a fool or not, i guarantee her thinking is at least as equally as effective as chemo or whatever else cancer docs try to shill out.


I don' think FarkingHostile is going to like you stealing his schtick.
 
2013-06-20 07:07:52 PM

T.rex: Whether you think she's a fool or not, i guarantee her thinking is at least as equally as effective as chemo or whatever else cancer docs try to shill out.


You're not very smart.
 
2013-06-20 07:08:07 PM

ParadisePornoTheater: She sounds jealous.  Or disappointed Angie didn't treat her to a love affair.


Cum to my window....
 
2013-06-20 07:08:54 PM

SpdrJay: But Michael Douglas said that oral sex causes cancer?


If Michael Douglas said that a virus that can cause squamous cell carcinoma of the throat can be spread by oral sex, then he was correct. However, oral sex by itself does not "cause cancer."
 
2013-06-20 07:09:17 PM
"It's my belief . . . "

Let me stop you right there.
 
2013-06-20 07:09:23 PM
Call it preventative maintenance or pre-loss mitigation.  It does take some guts to lop off body parts because of something that statistically may happen.
 
2013-06-20 07:09:54 PM

FarkinHostile: Actually, Breast Cancer is caused by an imbalance of bodily humors, perhaps caused by a toad or a small dwarf living in her stomach.


Women get breast cancer because they're not funny?

Oh, wait - different "humors", I see.  Never mind and carry on.
 
2013-06-20 07:10:28 PM

StoPPeRmobile: [img.fark.net image 468x623]


oi44.tinypic.com
RIP
 
2013-06-20 07:10:56 PM

farkingismybusiness: ParadisePornoTheater: She sounds jealous.  Or disappointed Angie didn't treat her to a love affair.

Cum to my window....


Would've been good for us, too, huh?  ; - D
 
2013-06-20 07:11:46 PM

T.rex: Whether you think she's a fool or not, i guarantee her thinking is at least as equally as effective as chemo or whatever else cancer docs try to shill out.


Well you if guarantee it, sign me up for when I get cancer!
 
2013-06-20 07:15:02 PM
She's not wrong.

Cancer does come from inside you.

From the genes inside you, which may or may not be triggered by external environmental factors.
 
2013-06-20 07:16:57 PM

FarkinHostile: Actually, Breast Cancer is caused by an imbalance of bodily humors, perhaps caused by a toad or a small dwarf living in her stomach.


The Caladrius Bird is placed beside a patient. If the bird looks at a patient's face, she should have her breasts removed; but if it looks at her feet, she should not.

The women on my mom's side of the family have BRAC running through them like kudzu in the South. We've had three double mastectomies in the last 10 years, not to mention my mom dying at 29 from breast cancer. Miss Etheridge can go fark herself.
 
2013-06-20 07:16:58 PM

alexanderplatz: SpdrJay: But Michael Douglas said that oral sex causes cancer?

If Michael Douglas said that a virus that can cause squamous cell carcinoma of the throat can be spread by oral sex, then he was correct. However, oral sex by itself does not "cause cancer."




Well duh. If everyone could suck themselves we wouldn't have any issues.

/well we would have
 
2013-06-20 07:17:21 PM

T.rex: Whether you think she's a fool or not, i guarantee her thinking is at least as equally as effective as chemo or whatever else cancer docs try to shill out.


Melissa Etheridge is thinking the cancer out of people?
 
2013-06-20 07:19:31 PM

InfidelSavant: Listening to her on Joe Rogan's podcast a couple months ago, she's not the sanest woman in the world.


came her to say that!

interview was pretty cool but yeah, she believes you manifest what happens to you.  cancer?  you musta been thinking about cancer.  raped?  probably did something to bring it on yourself.  seriously.  she has this kind of philosophy.  "i got cancer because probably i was doing stuff i shouldn't have been doing, i brought it on myself."

she is out there.
 
2013-06-20 07:19:46 PM

Skarekrough: So...when did we go to Med school Doctor Etheridge?  And when did we get to consult with the patient and see her medical records?

Oh....you didn't?

Okay then.  Please STFU.


Or, SHE'S NOT A DOCTOR, FOLKS.  YOU'VE BEEN WARNED.

Say whatever the f*ck you want, Ms. Etheridge.

/fark handle, etc.
 
2013-06-20 07:24:39 PM
I don't know.  I kind of like her music so she must be right about everything she thinks.  Or almost right.
 
2013-06-20 07:24:56 PM
Sophie B. Hawkins is my favorite lesbian singer from the 90's. When asked.
 
2013-06-20 07:25:32 PM
Cancer does come from in side of you unless it is melanoma.
 
2013-06-20 07:29:51 PM

Igor Jakovsky: Cancer does come from in side of you unless it is melanoma.


Well, I had melanoma inside my eye, and the doctors have no idea how that happens, either.
 
2013-06-20 07:30:29 PM
What a perfect bodily environment may look like:

img.fark.net
 
2013-06-20 07:32:36 PM

Irving Maimway: The Caladrius Bird is placed beside a patient. If the bird looks at a patient's face, she should have her breasts removed; but if it looks at her feet, she should not.



Hey, who's the Barber here?
 
2013-06-20 07:37:35 PM

LesserEvil: Igor Jakovsky: Cancer does come from in side of you unless it is melanoma.

Well, I had melanoma inside my eye, and the doctors have no idea how that happens, either.


Yeesh, hope you are OK and can still see out of that eye.  Ive never heard of that.
 
2013-06-20 07:41:00 PM

TheOmni: There's been a lot of terrible comments about Angelina Jolie's decision, but those have been mostly in the misogynist 'women's bodies are public property' sort of vein. I haven't really seen that much of this sort of 'I don't understand science' stuff though. There has been a lot of failure to understand exactly how high risk she was and underplaying that, but I'm not sure if that's just poor reading comprehension or poor math skills.

Either way, it's all bullshiat.


Sometimes it makes me sad, though... Angie's rack being gone. I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up DOES rejoice. But still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone. I guess I just miss her teats.
 
2013-06-20 07:41:27 PM
This is why you don't consult a pop musician on medical matters. Certainly she is entitled to an opinion, but she is speaking about something outside her field of expertise, about a complex matter where her opinion has no value.
 
2013-06-20 07:42:28 PM
I think her sister must have diddled all the sense out of that woman.
 
2013-06-20 07:43:27 PM

Takeshi6400: T.rex: Whether you think she's a fool or not, i guarantee her thinking is at least as equally as effective as chemo or whatever else cancer docs try to shill out.

You're not very smart.


Please cite me an article from anywhere on the web (i'll leave the choice to you) that hypes the efficacy of chemotherapy, and lets discuss.
 
2013-06-20 07:44:38 PM
"I don't have any opinion of what she 'should have' done. All are free to choose. I only objected to the term 'brave' describing it," Etheridge said in a statement to ABC News.

OK, I'll agree with that.  "Brave" could possibly be attributed to the act of announcing it and bringing public awareness to a public health issue, particularly since much of her living is based on her good looks.  Personally, I think she was just getting out in front of the eventual disclosure, though I don't doubt her sincerity when she speaks about her condition and warns others about it.

The actual double-mastectomy, however, was a conscious choice made after carefully considering the pluses and minuses of each.  No bravery is involved in making a decision that you consider to be the safest, healthwise.  It's just trying to make the best of being dealt a shiatty genetic hand.

The rest of what Etheridge said, however, sounds like she's been soaking in holistic 'medicine' since her last radio hit, and forgot to come up for air all that time.
 
2013-06-20 07:45:47 PM

LewDux: StoPPeRmobile: [img.fark.net image 468x623]

[oi44.tinypic.com image 500x282]
RIP


That's messed up.
 
2013-06-20 07:47:30 PM
I was surprised to find out that silicone can get cancer.
 
2013-06-20 07:50:34 PM

Mugato: Arachnophobe: Did a great cover of You Shook Me All Night Long.

Thanks, that made me reflexively punch my cat in the face. I'm sending you the vet bill.

/just kidding, I'm at work
//still, you're a dick


Oh, nobody told you about the Celine Dion version, then?

Umm, well, frankly I won't even link it.  The black hole of suck would DESTROY US ALL!


Mugato: Sophie B. Hawkins is my favorite lesbian singer from the 90's. When asked.


Why the hell is it people are bringing up stuff lately that I thought only I remembered?

/have three of her albums
//For your linkie pleasure
///No Celine Dion, I promise, though the Joan Osborne duet is better
 
2013-06-20 07:52:10 PM
Hey Missy, come to my window ...  I'm too lazy to get up to huck this at you.
 
2013-06-20 07:53:08 PM
I marvel at healthy people going on about the racket that cancer care is. If you don't have cancer, STFU. If you do have cancer, you're going to die. I had stage 3 cancer. I'm alive because of those expensive ass chemicals and poisonous radiation. The shills were the people trying to get me to believe that bullshiat like magnets and eating raw food would save me.
 
2013-06-20 07:55:32 PM

Mugato: Sophie B. Hawkins is my favorite lesbian singer from the 90's. When asked.


As I lay me down to sleep was pretty good, and helped me managed a long distance relationship in high school, but there's this nagging thought in my head:
cdn.idolator.com
Ah yes, the woman that could stick 9 dicks in her mouth at once, if she wasn't munching Darlene Conner's carpet.
 
2013-06-20 07:59:42 PM

Fano: Mugato: Sophie B. Hawkins is my favorite lesbian singer from the 90's. When asked.

As I lay me down to sleep was pretty good, and helped me managed a long distance relationship in high school, but there's this nagging thought in my head:
[cdn.idolator.com image 321x240]
Ah yes, the woman that could stick 9 dicks in her mouth at once, if she wasn't munching Darlene Conner's carpet.


Put a book in front of it.
 
2013-06-20 08:01:08 PM

Irving Maimway: The women on my mom's side of the family have BRAC running through them like kudzu in the South. We've had three double mastectomies in the last 10 years, not to mention my mom dying at 29 from breast cancer. Miss Etheridge can go fark herself.


Reposted because science!
 
2013-06-20 08:03:59 PM

T.rex: Takeshi6400: T.rex: Whether you think she's a fool or not, i guarantee her thinking is at least as equally as effective as chemo or whatever else cancer docs try to shill out.

You're not very smart.

Please cite me an article from anywhere on the web (i'll leave the choice to you) that hypes the efficacy of chemotherapy, and lets discuss.


This thread is going places.  Better put a bag of SmartPop in the microwave
 
2013-06-20 08:04:50 PM
Strangely sexy lesbian singers from the '90s thread!

img.fark.net

Ok she might not be a lesbian but she clearly hates men.
 
2013-06-20 08:06:00 PM
brave or not, she's GAY and that's all that really matters
 
2013-06-20 08:07:25 PM

Igor Jakovsky: LesserEvil: Igor Jakovsky: Cancer does come from in side of you unless it is melanoma.

Well, I had melanoma inside my eye, and the doctors have no idea how that happens, either.

Yeesh, hope you are OK and can still see out of that eye. Ive never heard of that.


If it was a squamous cell tumor, it might've been because he was looking for love in all the wrong places.

/so sorry
 
2013-06-20 08:08:34 PM

Igor Jakovsky: LesserEvil: Igor Jakovsky: Cancer does come from in side of you unless it is melanoma.

Well, I had melanoma inside my eye, and the doctors have no idea how that happens, either.

Yeesh, hope you are OK and can still see out of that eye.  Ive never heard of that.


Treated with radiation back in 2010... they put a radioactive plaque (chip) on the eyeball where the tumor was - in this case, toward the back, which meant taking the eye out of the socket to perform the operation -  for a week, then they removed it. That was followed up by a few visits for laser treatment (burning the rest of the tumor out, inside the eyeball). Yeah, not a fun deal for me at all. Even the laser treatments involved the fun of painful shots under my eye to temporarily paralyze the eye, as well as ultrasound probes that had to be run directly on the surface of my eye.

The lasting effect on my vision is the optic nerve took damage from the radiation and is degrading. I still have depth perception, but I cannot really read with that eye. I describe it as looking through a pane of glass spattered with water.

The oddest thing though is that I also discovered that I have a missing memory... a cat we had in 2005 has been completely erased from my memory. I wouldn't have even realized it had it not been for a picture of the cat in my house. A cat that apparently hung out with me constantly when I was home, but had health problems and we ended up putting him to sleep. I suspect the radiation did a number on my brain, too.
 
2013-06-20 08:08:40 PM

CWeinerWV: This thread is going places. Better put a bag of SmartPop in the microwave


Pleasantly surprising, no?  Shkrimps on the barbie, and what not.
 
2013-06-20 08:15:13 PM

T.rex: Please cite me an article from anywhere on the web (i'll leave the choice to you) that hypes the efficacy of chemotherapy


Debate does not work that way. You made an entirely unsupported allegation. You have no credibility.

Please show us the extensive testing which proves chemo is ineffective.
 
2013-06-20 08:23:04 PM
Angelia Jolie was "fearful" and not "brave" for undergoing a double mastectomy to avoid breast cancer.

That's 100% true, Jolie was afraid she would get cancer so she had the surgery. Don't know why people are making a big deal out of it.
 
2013-06-20 08:23:42 PM

Mugato: Strangely sexy lesbian singers from the '90s thread!

[img.fark.net image 300x450]

Ok she might not be a lesbian but she clearly hates men.


Having heard her interviewed at length (Stern) I don't think that's true at all.  I think there's a couple guys out there she's pretty pissed at, but I found her to be surprisingly level-headed and self-aware...fun, even.

I don't know why I thought I needed to share that.

/cool story?

img.fark.net
 
2013-06-20 08:27:43 PM
I keep trying to manifest a million bucks and a tentacle monster but it ain't happened yet.
 
2013-06-20 08:29:09 PM

ReapTheChaos: That's 100% true, Jolie was afraid she would get cancer so she had the surgery. Don't know why people are making a big deal out of it.


I dunno, a lot of people (like me) would bury their head in the sand and ignore the issue until they were dead. She faced it and dealt with it, I think that was pretty brave.
 
2013-06-20 08:40:20 PM

Mugato: Sophie B. Hawkins is my favorite lesbian singer from the 90's. When asked.


Mine too.  Her star should've been hotter.  She also had a baby at 43, not long ago - good on her.
 
2013-06-20 08:51:03 PM
I guess that just goes to show you that Melissa Etheridge is offensively ignorant.
 
2013-06-20 09:00:23 PM
Is Melissa Etheridge a scientologist? ... Cause she's acting like one.
 
2013-06-20 09:03:15 PM

Mrs.Sharpier: Is Melissa Etheridge a scientologist? ... Cause she's acting like one.


No, scientology keeps their celebrity members in the closet.
 
2013-06-20 09:12:05 PM
Chemo is horrible, awful, miserable stuff. Cancer is worse.

Watching someone you love struggle with cancer and with chemo is so horrible that I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. And I'm fairly vindictive.

Angelina Jolie made a painful decision that may spare herself and the people she loves the agony of cancer and cancer treatments. I personally call that brave and wish her the best.
 
2013-06-20 09:20:25 PM

T.rex: Whether you think she's a fool or not, i guarantee her thinking is at least as equally as effective as chemo or whatever else cancer docs try to shill out.


My CA-125 had gone from 300-something down to 8 since I started chemo. Believe it or not, there is a science behind getting pumped full of toxic chemicals that target fast-growing cells. But if you're telling me that Etheridge's medieval attitude is "at least as effective" as what I'm doing now, I suppose I should stop the chemo and save myself all the discomfort and nausea.
 
2013-06-20 09:20:41 PM

SpdrJay: But Michael Douglas said that oral sex causes cancer?


Oral sex can transmit the HPV virus, which does, indeed, cause cancer.  That's why you should get vaccinated against it.
 
2013-06-20 09:25:39 PM

starleen: I marvel at healthy people going on about the racket that cancer care is. If you don't have cancer, STFU. If you do have cancer, you're going to die. I had stage 3 cancer. I'm alive because of those expensive ass chemicals and poisonous radiation. The shills were the people trying to get me to believe that bullshiat like magnets and eating raw food would save me.


Thank you for sharing this.  I hope that you have continued good health.
 
2013-06-20 09:34:58 PM

T.rex: Takeshi6400: T.rex: Whether you think she's a fool or not, i guarantee her thinking is at least as equally as effective as chemo or whatever else cancer docs try to shill out.

You're not very smart.

Please cite me an article from anywhere on the web (i'll leave the choice to you) that hypes the efficacy of chemotherapy, and lets discuss.


I question your choice of the word "hype" but here's a study on chemotherapy's efficacy for testicular cancer, peer reviewed and published in a reputable medical journal:  http://jco.ascopubs.org/content/8/11/1777.abstract
 
2013-06-20 09:37:34 PM

Mugato: Sophie B. Hawkins is my favorite lesbian singer from the 90's. When asked.


My theory is that Melissa Etheridge and Holly Near are slowly merging into the same person.
img.fark.netimg.fark.net
 
2013-06-20 09:48:58 PM

meanmutton: SpdrJay: But Michael Douglas said that oral sex causes cancer?

Oral sex can transmit the HPV virus, which does, indeed, cause cancer.  That's why you should get vaccinated against it.


There's no way in hell I'm getting vaccinated against oral sex!
 
2013-06-20 09:49:29 PM
If you have your boobs removed because you fear getting cancer in them, you're fearful.

French kissing your brother on the red carpet at the Oscars is brave (and sick).
 
2013-06-20 09:50:30 PM

Mugato: Sophie B. Hawkins is my favorite lesbian singer from the 90's. When asked.


In, what, 1990 (?), you could throw a stick at any radio anywhere and you'd hit Closer To Fine.
 
2013-06-20 10:06:14 PM

TheOmni: There's been a lot of terrible comments about Angelina Jolie's decision, but those have been mostly in the misogynist 'women's bodies are public property' sort of vein. I haven't really seen that much of this sort of 'I don't understand science' stuff though. There has been a lot of failure to understand exactly how high risk she was and underplaying that, but I'm not sure if that's just poor reading comprehension or poor math skills.

Either way, it's all bullshiat.


M.E. has a point.  If you have a high risk of getting a cancer that is going to kill you someday and you can nip it in the bud, how are you heroic for doing so?  I mean, if I choose to save my own life, how am I a hero?  To whom?  Plenty of people battle far worse than what Jolie went through but their names are getting put up in lights about what a hero they are. One of the basic human instincts is survival.
 
2013-06-20 10:12:09 PM

srhp29: M.E. has a point.  If you have a high risk of getting a cancer that is going to kill you someday and you can nip it in the bud, how are you heroic for doing so?  I mean, if I choose to save my own life, how am I a hero?  To whom?  Plenty of people battle far worse than what Jolie went through but their names are getting put up in lights about what a hero they are. One of the basic human instincts is survival.


You could ignore the problem and hope for the best or you can get proactive and go through some terrible experiences to deal with it. The latter is brave.

I find that from helping to rebuild NOLA to adopting children who would otherwise be dead, Jolie can do no right for some people.
 
2013-06-20 10:13:01 PM

srhp29: TheOmni: There's been a lot of terrible comments about Angelina Jolie's decision, but those have been mostly in the misogynist 'women's bodies are public property' sort of vein. I haven't really seen that much of this sort of 'I don't understand science' stuff though. There has been a lot of failure to understand exactly how high risk she was and underplaying that, but I'm not sure if that's just poor reading comprehension or poor math skills.

Either way, it's all bullshiat.

M.E. has a point.  If you have a high risk of getting a cancer that is going to kill you someday and you can nip it in the bud, how are you heroic for doing so?  I mean, if I choose to save my own life, how am I a hero?  To whom?  Plenty of people battle far worse than what Jolie went through but their names are getting put up in lights about what a hero they are. One of the basic human instincts is survival.


What you say is completely irrelevant. She said that Jolie was not brave. You are pretending the issue is that she said Jolie is not a hero.
 
2013-06-20 10:14:07 PM
"If I did it, that means everyone else must be like me!!"

Attention whore is attention whoring.
 
2013-06-20 10:16:11 PM
People have smoked tobacco in Africa for hundreds of years - BUT lung cancer was never a problem (hardly even reported) UNTIL the British colonized and industrialized Africa. Occurences of lung cancer came immediately after DEISEL FUEL EXHAUST was introduced into their environment. In fact, the reason WHY there aren't many full-service gas stations left is because the attendants started being commonly diagnosed with lung cancer FROM the DEISEL FUEL EXHAUST.

People smoked in Africa for thousands of years but never got lung cancer until the British industrialized them (full-service gas stations closed because ALL the attendants got lung cancer FROM breathing diesel exhaust)... SMALL PARTICLES CAUSE CANCER (mold, radiation) - smoke is NOT small enough...

I've spent hours researching this topic and have never found a single peer-reviewed report of a REAL study proving that smoking tobacco causes cancer. This experiment is as simple as putting rats in 2 separate cages, and blowing smoke into one of them - IF cigarette smoke DOES cause cancer = the rats in the smoke-filled chamber will develop cancerous tumors, while the rats in the control cage would NOT. So after all the money THEY spend telling us that smoking causes cancer - WHY NOT spend $100 on some rats and a pack of smokes to PROVE it? Until THEY do, this is just a load of propaganda to defer the responsibility and cost of the INDUSTRIAL SMOKESTACKS that THEY scrape for sodium fluoride to add to our public water supply (which does indeed cause osteoporosis and bone cancer in boys).


Got that? Tobacco good, fluoride bad. It's unfortunate how many people actually believe this sort of crap. Or that there is a cure for cancer, but "big pharma" won't let it be released. Then they make important decisions based on their horoscope.
 
2013-06-20 10:18:54 PM
I don't know I this has been said yet, but...
What a tard
 
2013-06-20 10:27:36 PM
Repo Man:
Got that? Tobacco good, fluoride bad. It's unfortunate how many people actually believe this sort of crap. Or that there is a cure for cancer, but "big pharma" won't let it be released. Then they make important decisions based on their horoscope.

I was doubtful, but the website seems to be organic. I think that's worth something at least.
 
2013-06-20 10:47:26 PM

Lorelle: If you have your boobs removed because you fear getting cancer in them, you're fearful.

French kissing your brother on the red carpet at the Oscars is brave (and sick).


Fearful?  How about realistic.  She had a close to 90% chance of developing very aggressive breast cancer.  Something like a 50% mortality rate even if caught early.

With the mastectomy her odds of being dead in 10 years from cancer went from something like flipping a coin and if it comes up tails you die to something like rolling a 1 on a D20.

Given that math, you may call her fearful, but I'd call the other choice stupid.
 
2013-06-20 10:51:08 PM

God-is-a-Taco: Repo Man:
Got that? Tobacco good, fluoride bad. It's unfortunate how many people actually believe this sort of crap. Or that there is a cure for cancer, but "big pharma" won't let it be released. Then they make important decisions based on their horoscope.

I was doubtful, but the website seems to be organic. I think that's worth something at least.




He really gets going on the autism/anti vax section of his site. Or she, moronity isn't limited to men. It boggles my mind; apparently, prior to western science, everyone was healthy, and no one had cancer ever. I wonder what their Fark handle is?
 
2013-06-20 11:10:52 PM

Irving Maimway: The Caladrius Bird is placed beside a patient. If the bird looks at a patient's face, she should have her breasts removed; but if it looks at her feet, she should not.

 
2013-06-20 11:39:03 PM
Sounds like a clear imbalance of the humors
 
2013-06-20 11:45:14 PM

FarkinHostile: Irving Maimway: The Caladrius Bird is placed beside a patient. If the bird looks at a patient's face, she should have her breasts removed; but if it looks at her feet, she should not.


Hey, who's the Barber here?


Another pint from Etheridge and two pints from the bird!
 
2013-06-20 11:45:28 PM
I'm still undecided on this one, I need to hear a few more celebrity opinions before making my mind.
 
2013-06-20 11:50:06 PM

Mugato: "...and further, I'm an obnoxious bulldog who hasn't been relevant in a decade 1

/2 Century, so let me glom on to the story of one of my betters."
 
2013-06-20 11:53:04 PM

DecemberNitro: Once again, celebrities demonstrate their tenuous grasp of understanding basic medical knowledge.


"It's the environment of our bodies." Yes, that's a clear grasp of medicine and modern science.
 
2013-06-20 11:53:35 PM

Mugato: Strangely sexy lesbian singers from the '90s thread!

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Ok she might not be a lesbian but she clearly hates men.


She doesn't hate men, she just hates Dave Coulier. And honestly, who can blame her? Every time I see his picture or see his smarmy face on TV (mercifully seldom these days) I just want to kick him in the nuts, and she actually dated the bastard.
 
2013-06-21 12:04:36 AM
I actually like Melissa Etheridge's music.

But she really ought to just shut up and sing.
 
2013-06-21 01:56:54 AM

Mugato: Sophie B. Hawkins is my favorite lesbian singer from the 90's. When asked.


Sigh. I have her debut (or at least first successful) album, the one with "Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover" on it.

There, I said it. It's out there. It can't be taken back.
 
2013-06-21 03:09:56 AM
I don't understand...who cares where it comes from? So what if it DOES come from inside you...if the twins are gone, that's that. Still, unless you have Dr. in front of ur name (yes, I mean Tom Cruise!) just shush.
 
2013-06-21 04:06:48 AM
Not brave? For taking the irreversible step of having two amputations? People talk as if it's the easy way out. It's not.

It takes balls to have your breasts removed.
 
2013-06-21 07:09:38 AM
So Angelina gave herself cancer by being a bad person? The cancer is her punishment?

Sounds super plausible. But I won't be sure of exactly how much sin she is full of until we tie her up and toss her in a lake.
 
2013-06-21 08:37:10 AM
Angelina Jolie should get a lobotomy, just in case she has any other incredibly stupid ideas.

Mutilation is prevention.
 
2013-06-21 08:53:39 AM

Eapoe6: Angelina Jolie should get a lobotomy, just in case she has any other incredibly stupid ideas.


You should have a vasectomy so you don't have any other incredibly stupid children.
 
2013-06-21 09:41:22 AM
The combination of scientific ignorance and self righteousness seems to consistently underlie the comments of Jolie's critics.  I don't think I've seen one single remark from a person who seems to understand the science who nonetheless feels that they don't agree with prophylactic mastectomy concept. Furthermore, many seem to think Jolie invented the procedure herself.
 
2013-06-21 09:50:59 AM

Eapoe6: Angelina Jolie should get a lobotomy, just in case she has any other incredibly stupid ideas.

Mutilation is prevention.


Did you mean to say Melissa Etheridge? If not, when it comes your time, be sure to let your tumor grow and metastasize rather than mutilate yourself.
 
2013-06-21 09:55:07 AM
The farking is sub par in here.  I will seek my entertainment elsewhere.
 
2013-06-21 02:27:45 PM

Mugato: Eapoe6: Angelina Jolie should get a lobotomy, just in case she has any other incredibly stupid ideas.

You should have a vasectomy so you don't have any other incredibly stupid children.


img.fark.net
 
2013-06-21 03:10:30 PM

impaler: Let's hope Jenny McCarthy and Melissa Etheridge remake "Thelma and Louise," and the producers forget to use special effects to shot the final scene.


Was it wrong of me to laugh at that?

LesserEvil: Igor Jakovsky: LesserEvil: Igor Jakovsky: Cancer does come from in side of you unless it is melanoma.

Well, I had melanoma inside my eye, and the doctors have no idea how that happens, either.

Yeesh, hope you are OK and can still see out of that eye.  Ive never heard of that.

Treated with radiation back in 2010... they put a radioactive plaque (chip) on the eyeball where the tumor was - in this case, toward the back, which meant taking the eye out of the socket to perform the operation -  for a week, then they removed it. That was followed up by a few visits for laser treatment (burning the rest of the tumor out, inside the eyeball). Yeah, not a fun deal for me at all. Even the laser treatments involved the fun of painful shots under my eye to temporarily paralyze the eye, as well as ultrasound probes that had to be run directly on the surface of my eye.

The lasting effect on my vision is the optic nerve took damage from the radiation and is degrading. I still have depth perception, but I cannot really read with that eye. I describe it as looking through a pane of glass spattered with water.

The oddest thing though is that I also discovered that I have a missing memory... a cat we had in 2005 has been completely erased from my memory. I wouldn't have even realized it had it not been for a picture of the cat in my house. A cat that apparently hung out with me constantly when I was home, but had health problems and we ended up putting him to sleep. I suspect the radiation did a number on my brain, too.


Wow and I think I'm having a rough time with my lower back and other things.

Glad to hear you made it through all that pain.  I'm quite speechless after reading your post and a little choked up to boot.

The think with memory could be a result from the radiation but I'm not a doctor.  I suffered a severe grand mal seizure and concussion (I was unconscience for almost an hour, yes 911 was called but I don't remember the drive at all or being in the ER until I woke up with tubes all in me) and notice still three years later that I suffer short-term memory loss. I had golf ball size hematoma on the right side of my skull.  It was huge and hurt like hell but thankfully I didn't have a skull fracture!  The neurologist was amazed given the fall I took.  It's frusterating at times but oh well I just deal with it.  There are many other side effects I still suffer from it but that one pisses me off the most. It's like mini alzheimers which isn't good because it runs in my family; I'm 43 years old.

I was in the grocery store and thankfully NOT driving when I had the grand mal seizure.

I wish you all the best :)

As far as this thread goes I don't know what I would do becauce currently I have enough physically wrong going on I'm glad I don't have breast cancer to contend with too.

*knock on wood*
 
2013-06-21 04:57:10 PM

Mr. Eugenides: Lorelle: If you have your boobs removed because you fear getting cancer in them, you're fearful.

French kissing your brother on the red carpet at the Oscars is brave (and sick).

Fearful?  How about realistic.  She had a close to 90% chance of developing very aggressive breast cancer.  Something like a 50% mortality rate even if caught early.

With the mastectomy her odds of being dead in 10 years from cancer went from something like flipping a coin and if it comes up tails you die to something like rolling a 1 on a D20.

Given that math, you may call her fearful, but I'd call the other choice stupid.


I agree with her choice, but I'd hardly call it "brave."
 
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