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Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.

Don't take me too seriously.

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Cui bono?

Non fui, fui, non sum, non curo

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OftenBen  ·  22 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 456th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately · 2

OftenBen  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Netflix employees walk out to protest Dave Chappelle’s special.

I would be interested in coffeesp00ns take.

OftenBen  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Cytomegalovirus: The worst herpesvirus

I know CMV only in the context of transplant medicine.

I don't know of another pathogen that gets the same kind of respect and trepidation that this particular bug does, mainly because of how pernicious it is and how it can ruin otherwise wildly successful transplant outcomes months to YEARS after the fact.

I am grateful that we are learning more about it so that we can develop counter protocols.

I fear though that like with many diseases our ability to eliminate it or not will not be based on technology but on our willingness to apply such.

OftenBen  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The right-wing operatives orchestrating the attack on America's school boards

So what is there to do about it?

We are literally teaching nazi apologia in schools down south now.

OftenBen  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 13, 2021

And discharged after the procedure went as well as medically possible.

Gonna go sleep off the after effects

OftenBen  ·  11 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 13, 2021

Tomorrow I'm getting my pacemaker/defibrillator changed. Three different potential surgical/tech outcomes that can't be known until the surgeon and electrophysiologist get inside me and can run some tests.

Next week its right heart cath time.

I love fall. I wonder when I'm going to be able to carve the pumpkins we got the other day.

OftenBen  ·  13 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: About 3 in 10 unpartnered men are living in their parent(s)' home

Nobody gives a rats ass.

These young (Quickly aging) men are universally seen as disgusting layabouts, doing anything to avoid work and put down the Xbox controller.

Men are being phased out.

OftenBen  ·  16 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 6, 2021

My pacemaker has started throwing error codes.

I now have an appointment for 8am monday

Battery will be changed within the next two weeks if possible.

If all goes according to plan full extraction of all my existing hardware, then implant a newer, less invasive model of generator.

Wouldn't it be nice if we lived in a world where such things happen.

This is definitely going to be the last straw.

Sure it will. I wait with bated breath.

If I bothered to print every article about how "if trump faces consequences, could be bigly!!!" I could build my own trump tower.

Its all hot air. We do not hold oligarchs responsible for their actions.

There have been no serious consequences for the majority of the domestic terrorists who attacked our Capitol on January 6th.

There will be no consequences for trump. His golf schedule continues unabated.

I feel like if there was no controversy or novelty, Or at least the appearance of same people wouldn't be getting killed by car bomb assassination.

I wonder which journalist is going to end up dead to a car bomb for this?

I'm certain that nobody gives a fuck about this enough to do anything but I am curious who will end up paying the price for making the knowledge public.