Started by sillydog, April 07, 2008, 11:21:45 PM
Quote from: albrecht on April 21, 2015, 09:30:16 PMI'm no "Dr.Breggin" or a drug-dealer but the problem with many of the drugs, of various kinds, is the bad maintenance and lack of over-sight. And mixing shit (like OTC stuff that kills that also kills the liver) in prescribed painkillers, and ignorance between prescribing doctors on your history, other contraindictations, what your diet/supplements are, etc. The big-pharma, the anti-vaxers, the war-on-drugs crack-downs, and supplement hucksters are all BAD! There is middle-ground here that seems to be missing in politics and even in medicine. It actually is quite insane. Much of it, I know, is due to law (hence you get a minute of warnings of strokes, liver failure, heart attacks etc in a commercial for a medicine to help you with a minor headache) but also that a medicine should be advertised and exhort you to "ask your doctor" to give you this drug. Or why a minor headache (I understand severe migraines of course necessary after consultation and risk/reward analysis) would entail risking such, even if remote, a risk like stroke, heart attack, or liver failure. Do we really think that short-term? Insanity. Likewise this "war on drugs" where REAL people can't get pain medication so seek out bad sources, or abuse (and kill their liver) by maxing out on pain-killers doped up with OTC substances that hurt organs (to deter abuse) etc. Insanity.
Quote from: Art Bell on April 21, 2015, 10:07:46 PMAs far as Pirates are concerned John (Caravan) had a big problem with them and hired a guy and gave him a company email addy, after taking them down day after day the problem got less and less. That's why I think we can do the same thing, the main problem is going to be UTube. On there it's 3 strikes then your account is trashed.My guess is you all will be really good at that. Lol. It takes one to catch one, right?Art
Quote from: sydtron on April 21, 2015, 09:45:17 PM I have transitioned to a Vegan lifestyle and lost about 20 lbs. And I am seeing improvements in the severeness of the pain.
Quote from: Art Bell on April 21, 2015, 10:07:46 PMMy guess is you all will be really good at that. Lol. It takes one to catch one, right?Art
Quote from: Art Bell on April 21, 2015, 10:07:46 PM It takes one to catch one, right?Art
Quote from: ks3484 on April 21, 2015, 10:02:09 PMOkay albrecht, take a deep breadth. The situation I described with Oxycodone was after my third...no...my second operation and while I was still hospitalized. The doctors have told me that they could not tell me how or why the aortic dissections were even happening. However, They did tell me that I will need at least two more operations. Nothing that I look forward to because a couple of the interns didn't go into detail but they told me I died and they weren't even sure if they could revive me. They whispered to me ...."you're lucky. I just looked at them as they walked out of my room and said to myself, ha ha, so I'm a lucky one great.btw: I had to have a mechanical heart valve inserted into.....guess what.....my heart. The heart is suppose to be the strongest muscle, but for some reason mine's is being stressed beyond belief; which is why I advocate "muscle relaxers" as opposed to pain killers because they do not work for me.
Quote from: FightTheFuture on April 21, 2015, 10:27:37 PMyWelcome to the club. Your cardiovascular system, your gastrointestinal tract, musculoskeletal system, and all the rest of the gang, will thank you! Not to mention God's little critters.
Quote from: Disheartened on April 21, 2015, 10:42:29 PMArt, I wish you would consider a low bitrate stream of your show as an option? I have already heard from someone that will have to pick and choose what show's of your's to listen to because even at 48kbps that would go over his data cap on his cellphone plan. He won't be able to listen five nights a week. He's a cop on night duty.
Quote from: jazmunda on April 21, 2015, 11:01:08 PMThat's not the point. Art has to pay for the bandwidth and music licensing fees as well as other associated costs. This is partly being subsidized by subscribers paying for access to the archive of past MITD shows. Who will buy the cow if they can get the milk for free?The point is if you don't listen live for free then you have to pay to hear it. If the product is given away for free then less people will bear the brunt of covering Art's cost to bring you the show and if it is going to cost Art money to do a show then why would he bother doing it?In summary, if you want to hear Art then put your money where your mouth is. If you can't afford it then try to listen to it live. If you can't do that then well life sometimes sucks.
Quote from: ks3484 on April 21, 2015, 09:33:06 PMâ€¢ Art welcomes Al Bielek back to his show to discuss his experience in the Philadelphia Experiment.
Quote from: raistlin on April 21, 2015, 11:06:10 PMArt can subsidize the show any way that he wants, that's the beauty of it (with ads for instance as he intends to). Let's get real, if people want the show they'll get it one way or the other. For that matter I know most people will be recording the show every night anyway. So why not just go the route that most shows do and put up a pay wall for anything older than say 2 weeks or a month? To me that's fair for $5 as that way I don't have to go to the trouble to record it, it'll all be there in the cloud ready to listen to.As far as size is concerned, it sounds like Art has made up his mind which means he's settled with what it will cost.
Quote from: Falkie2013 on April 21, 2015, 11:15:33 PMI don't get this. A Carl's Jr. Superstar is $5.49 + tax. Art Bell is going to be $5 a month.Cheaper and healthier for you unless you eat a stack of burgers while listening.I would like to know who the people are in the poll who WON'T pay to listen to Art ? I paid to listen to him on Sirius and WILL pay to listen to him now as well.I just wish his poor aching back could get fixed once and for all.If only money could fix that. ...
Quote from: ks3484 on April 21, 2015, 11:13:18 PMâ€¢ Art welcomes Al Bielek back to his show to discuss his experience in the Philadelphia Experiment. ♦ Just Push Play" "►"
Quote from: JustAnotherHuman on April 21, 2015, 11:33:49 PMThere is a much bigger problem out there today with pirating. It is called torrents and VPN. Since thePirateBay went down this past winter VPN really caught on. You can be sitting in your home in Chicago and appear to be in some country in Europe. There are a growing number of free VPN services today that are under $50 per year. I use a VPN when doing anything that is related to money online. The VPN service I use has servers all over the world. I like them because they have several in the United States which allows me to do anything I normally would do if not using a VPN service and feel much safer about it. My IP address constantly changes so I can not be tracked by thieves. My point is if Art's show is posted on torrent sites there is not much anyone can do about it. Most of the big sites are off-shore. One more thing comes to mind about pirating...Microsoft, DishNetwork, etc are unable to stop pirating of their products. I have to wonder how Art is going to stop it happening to his. If people want it for free all they have to do is Google it. I just hope pirating does not get to be too much of an issue and get in the way of Art coming and staying on the air. I sure do miss listening to him!
Quote from: sorefinger on April 21, 2015, 05:24:04 AMI've often wondered the same thing. What I came up with: the transmitter on the cell tower is more powerful than the transmitter in the cell phone.
Quote from: JustAnotherHuman on April 21, 2015, 11:33:49 PMOne more thing comes to mind about pirating...Microsoft, DishNetwork, etc are unable to stop pirating of their products.
Quote from: starrmtn001 on April 21, 2015, 09:31:36 PMSevere denigrating disc disease here.
Quote from: coaster on April 21, 2015, 12:57:55 PMWhen I had really bad back problems, every morning I would literally have to roll out of bed, onto the floor, and lay there for an hour to try to "straighten" my back out. No one really knows how bad back pain can get until they have it. It can and has put me on the sidelines several times.
Quote from: albrecht on April 21, 2015, 10:35:21 PMNo insult meant! Glad you are doing well. Just saying the system is suspect and even those I know "in it" relatives who are doctors say to be wary of unnecessary (especially elective) surgery and drugs without second opinions (ESPECIALLLY if you are older, simply going to a hospital can get you into trouble due to ancillary infections and stress of recovery) and also bitch about the the problems of bad pain medication (the DEA crackdown so people who need can't, and lack of over-sight and pain-med mills and those going "to the street" which causes more problems.)