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(Ars Technica)   Silver bullets kill bacteria, not werewolves. Well, maybe if they're really tiny werewolves I guess   (arstechnica.com) divider line 34
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2013-06-21 12:25:14 PM  
 
2013-06-21 12:25:38 PM  
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/girl distraught with that notion
 
2013-06-21 12:26:27 PM  
www.trickhorse.com

RIP SILVER
 
2013-06-21 12:27:29 PM  
This isn't news. Many women already know about the benefits of using silver bullets.
 
2013-06-21 12:27:42 PM  
i want to be a SLOW TURTLE CAUSE THE Y DONT RUN INTO THE STREETS
 
2013-06-21 12:27:58 PM  
 
2013-06-21 12:30:11 PM  
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Now, if it selectively kills cells in a petri dish you can be sure it's at least a great breakthrough for everyone suffering from petri dish cancer.
 
2013-06-21 12:30:51 PM  
great buy what about teh gay
 
2013-06-21 12:31:34 PM  

fappomatic: This isn't news. Many women already know about the benefits of using silver bullets.


aha! .. did you know the wires can corrode after multiple uses?
 
2013-06-21 12:32:18 PM  
considering Wevewolvism is caused by a bacteria.. it actually makes sense.
 
2013-06-21 12:33:40 PM  
Got an Ag stick in my humidifier.  Seems to work well.
 
2013-06-21 12:38:44 PM  
lycanthropy is a bacterial/viral infection, that's why it's transmitted via bites/scratches.

Kill the infection, kill the werewolf ... but the host dies in the process because the infection is also somewhat parasitic and took over some of their bodily functions. Kill the infection, those functions then fail.
 
2013-06-21 12:39:05 PM  
Told everyone the werewolf disease was bacterial, not viral.
 
2013-06-21 12:46:41 PM  
YES WE KNOW

images.t-nation.comwww.rosemaryjacobs.com3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-06-21 12:48:19 PM  

kvinesknows: fappomatic: This isn't news. Many women already know about the benefits of using silver bullets.

aha! .. did you know the wires can corrode after multiple uses?


Only if they are exposed to a lot of moi...heyyy, how YOU doin'?
 
2013-06-21 12:55:58 PM  
I'm more interested in killing whywolves.
 
2013-06-21 12:58:23 PM  
When I was doing my Masters on silver nanoparticles. friends joked that I could cure nano-lycanthropy.  Looks like I was ahead of my time.
 
2013-06-21 12:59:43 PM  

fappomatic: kvinesknows: fappomatic: This isn't news. Many women already know about the benefits of using silver bullets.

aha! .. did you know the wires can corrode after multiple uses?

Only if they are exposed to a lot of moi...heyyy, how YOU doin'?


was doing good til my wife called me at work in the middle of the day to say that the wire corroded and the bullet was ... yeah..   theres a concern.. rust in your VJ and what should she do?

never occurred to me till just now ( and this was 7 years ago) that I should have been wondering why she was using it during the day without me there.
 
2013-06-21 01:15:53 PM  
socodog: I'm more interested in killing whywolves.

who, what, where, when, why and whorewolves.
 
2013-06-21 01:22:11 PM  

Egalitarian: Here comes the argyria ...
http://www.rosemaryjacobs.com/argyria_photos_intro.html


Do you also post "Refer Madness" links in medical mj threads?
 
2013-06-21 01:30:41 PM  

willfullyobscure: YES WE KNOW

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What could possibly go wrong?
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2013-06-21 01:31:45 PM  
Silver makes for crappy bullets. Too soft. They deform in mid-flight due to wind pressure, not much good out of point-blank range.
 
2013-06-21 01:33:09 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: willfullyobscure: YES WE KNOW

[images.t-nation.com image 300x281][www.rosemaryjacobs.com image 208x288][3.bp.blogspot.com image 534x400]

What could possibly go wrong?
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That isn't very smurfy.
 
2013-06-21 01:43:22 PM  

ohdoublereally: Egalitarian: Here comes the argyria ...
http://www.rosemaryjacobs.com/argyria_photos_intro.html

Do you also post "Refer Madness" links in medical mj threads?


No, I just happen to loathe quack medicine, especially of the harmful kind. You take too much silver (or certain other metals) and you'll be severely discolored for life.
 
2013-06-21 01:50:47 PM  
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=argyria

There are lots of cases of argyria out there, not just Rosemary and that Libertarian guy.

Searching pubmed, I see somebody claims to have a laser treatment for argyria. I would bet it's experimental and expensive, so try not to get silvery in the first place.

Also it's likely that common usage of colloidal silver as an antibacterial agent will merely lead to silver-resistant bacteria so it would probably be a good idea not to do this at all and save it for a potential post-apocalyptic situation.
 
2013-06-21 01:51:54 PM  

Egalitarian: ohdoublereally: Egalitarian: Here comes the argyria ...
http://www.rosemaryjacobs.com/argyria_photos_intro.html

Do you also post "Refer Madness" links in medical mj threads?

No, I just happen to loathe quack medicine, especially of the harmful kind. You take too much silver (or certain other metals) and you'll be severely discolored for life.


And too much water can outright kill you.  The key phrase here is "too much".  This is real science, done by actual biologists and doctors, originally published in a respectable journal.  It's not some dude with a website selling "purification crystals".

That said, I hope to God this doesn't get traction outside the scientific press, or the collodial silver nuts will have a field day, and they *are* crackpots, big Smurf-y crackpots.
 
2013-06-21 01:52:01 PM  

Egalitarian: ohdoublereally: Egalitarian: Here comes the argyria ...
http://www.rosemaryjacobs.com/argyria_photos_intro.html

Do you also post "Refer Madness" links in medical mj threads?

No, I just happen to loathe quack medicine, especially of the harmful kind. You take too much silver (or certain other metals) and you'll be severely discolored for life.


Too much is too much, of course. Proper amounts are used on skin burns and many other things.
 
2013-06-21 02:06:53 PM  
That's why I fed my daughter with a silver spoon, and keep a silver dollar in my milk.

/Always curious about those  argyria cases.  How much exactly are they taking, just when they feel a cold coming on or have an infection or taking some dose every day no matter what.  Don't they see early signs (like the blue spots described above) and stop taking it?
 
2013-06-21 03:32:24 PM  

Saborlas: Silver makes for crappy bullets. Too soft. They deform in mid-flight due to wind pressure, not much good out of point-blank range.


Perhaps, but apparently they disinfect the wound, so that's nice.
 
2013-06-21 04:23:13 PM  
Tiny werewolves are adrift just off the islets of Langerhans.
 
2013-06-21 04:39:53 PM  
Egalitarian

   No sh*t taking silver every day is toxic, so are carrots in high enough doses, or f*cking water. What's your point?

   As someone who has survived a raging MRSA infection, guess what saved me? Silver. I used garlic and tumeric instead of oral anti-biotics. I was poisoned by the initial anti-biotics they prescribed which were useless against the infection, so I was reluctant to take any more. Used calendula on the wound. Wound fully healed in 4 days. Doctor who infected me said no way it would heal in less than two weeks.

   Got the infection from an incompetent doctor.

   Much respect for western medicine for trauma, othopedics, etc. As far as day to day health, doctors are patently f*cking useless.
 
2013-06-21 05:13:30 PM  

darth_badger: [www.trickhorse.com image 500x571]

RIP SILVER


No no no. He may have argyria, but he's back from the dead.

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2013-06-21 07:32:14 PM  

Egalitarian: ohdoublereally: Egalitarian: Here comes the argyria ...
http://www.rosemaryjacobs.com/argyria_photos_intro.html

Do you also post "Refer Madness" links in medical mj threads?

No, I just happen to loathe quack medicine, especially of the harmful kind. You take too much silver (or certain other metals) and you'll be severely discolored for life.


I always wondered why body mod people, the type to get full body tattoos or eye tattoos or other weird stuff, never tried this.
/I secretly want to be blue, but its impractical
//I also always wanted a giant lizard tail
///I was a strange child, actually I'm still strange.
 
2013-06-21 11:25:59 PM  
Saborlas: Silver makes for crappy bullets. Too soft. They deform in mid-flight due to wind pressure, not much good out of point-blank range.

How much of the bullet has to be silver to kill a werewolf?

Can you just make it silver tipped? Can you plate copper with silver? Can you make a lead hollow point bullet with silver in the core so that when it hits it fragments and sprays chunks of silver into the internal organs?
 
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