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#21 Guest_Johnny_*

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 10:57 AM

Maybe the general public would get the big picture of what is really happening if they could see how many millions in Federal Grants the people doing these studies are getting each year!
I remember one professor at SIU getting around 900,000 a year for a study of mating habits of some kind of beetle! The study went for 7 years until he retired to the Bahamas! BTW the study was dropped, unfinished(if it would really ever have been) when he left!
But all these studies bring in millions in grants so they have to show something (seems always inconclusive) for the money and with the result "further study" ie "more money" is always needed!

#22 Chuck Most

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 11:02 AM

Living causes cancer if we are contantly worried about how we get it we will forget to simply live and enjoy life.

EXACTLY.
As George Carlin once put it- "You show me a product that HASN'T been linked to cancer, and I'll show you a product that hasn't been invented yet."

#23 charlie8575

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 11:32 AM

Be healthy. Eat right. Don't smoke. Don't drink. Don't eat meats. See your doctor. Get lots of tests. Exercize. Stay fit. Get hit by a bus. Die anyway. Notice that everyone in the afterlife is laughing at you for not living life to its fullest. :P

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#24 bill_rules

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 12:16 PM

They took away my lawn darts so I took up modeling. Now what do I do.......maybe try out this new fad of texting and driving??

#25 Harry P.

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 12:17 PM

They took away my lawn darts so I took up modeling. Now what do I do.......maybe try out this new fad of texting and driving??


No way! Haven't you heard? Cell phones cause cancer... :( :D

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 01:01 PM

Great! If my wife gets wind of this, it will be her excuse to get rid of everything model related. Then I guess it's back to the bars and fast women!...Joe

#27 diymirage

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 05:15 PM

you know what, i heard a preacher on the radio (think it may have been David Jeremiah) make the following statement which i think applies here....


"if you are meant to be hung you will never drown"

#28 Art Anderson

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 06:09 PM

Another health alert from government scientists (also warning about formaldehyde) from today's New York Times:

"Styrene is mostly a concern for workers who build boats, car parts, bathtubs and shower stalls. Studies of workers exposed to high levels of styrene have found increased risks of leukemia and lymphoma and genetic damage to white blood cells. There is also some evidence that styrene increases the risks of cancer of the pancreas and esophagus among styrene workers, the report found. Consumers can be exposed to styrene from the fumes of building materials, photocopiers and tobacco smoke.

As for styrene’s presence in plastic utensils and other consumer products, Dr. Brawley likened the risk from such products to that of coffee and cellphones — uncertain and slight."

http://www.nytimes.c...er.html?_r=1

In other words, here's something scary without much proof behind it, at least for consumers.


Read the ENTIRE news story! If you melt the stuff, or burn it, yeah, it can be dangerous--and that info goes back perhaps 40 yrs or more! Enough of the hysteria!

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 07:03 PM

Well i don't care if styrene is Carcinogenic,or Bad for my Health...I Am Going to Build My Models Anyway :blink: :blink: :lol:

#30 Erik Smith

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 07:46 PM

I'll bet that if you dry spinach and inhale enough of the smoke, it will cause cancer.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 03:42 AM

They took away my lawn darts so I took up modeling. Now what do I do.......maybe try out this new fad of texting and driving??


Took away out daughter's lawn darts after she busted the windshield in my 69 Chevelle!!!B)
I guarantee they were hazardous to her health. That is she had to sit down carefully for a day or two!B)

Edited by Johnny, 12 June 2011 - 03:43 AM.


#32 sjordan2

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 10:43 AM

Read the ENTIRE news story! If you melt the stuff, or burn it, yeah, it can be dangerous--and that info goes back perhaps 40 yrs or more! Enough of the hysteria!

Art


Yes, indeed. As I mentioned in my posts, we don't need this kind of vague science with unsupported conclusions to alarm the public.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 11:22 AM

There are always new reports coming out that this or that is bad for you.
While I'm not totally careless about my health I live life as best I can.
Yes I love pulled pork.
I have a drink every now and then.
I do smoke to much.
I drink to much coffee.
I work on models to escape from all the doom and gloom predictions.
Give me a cup of coffee, a smoke and let me build my models.
Thank you very much.


#34 Chuck Most

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 12:32 PM

Give me a cup of coffee, a smoke and let me build my models.
Thank you very much.
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You are very welcome, Mr. Gardner. :) But I'll pass on the coffee and have a Moon Mist or Dos Equis instead!

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 01:14 PM

You are very welcome, Mr. Gardner. :D But I'll pass on the coffee and have a Moon Mist or Dos Equis instead!

Nobody says you have to choose one over the other. You can have them all! :D

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 01:21 PM

I will keep building models and living life the way I have untill I die.

I didn't know when I was going to be born and I don't know when or
how I will die.

Only God knows that.

But according to our [great goverment = other humans] if I beleaved everything they said. I would want to kill myself.

As for cancer there is an Orange Juice company that says orange juice helps prevent cancer.
The reason they make that statement is because the canser society allowed it because that company gave them
a million bucks.So go figure.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 12:58 PM


Give me a cup of coffee, a smoke and let me build my models.
Thank you very much.



Sounds like the makings of a great day! Let's go... I'll buy! :P :(

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 01:12 PM

Is styrene carcinogenic?


Only when found in solid form, orange, and shaped like the General Lee.


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Posted 13 June 2011 - 02:15 PM

Nobody says you have to choose one over the other. You can have them all! :P

Normally I would, but I kinda screwed my beverage budget for this month! ;)

Is styrene carcinogenic?


Only when found in solid form, orange, and shaped like the General Lee.


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x2 if it glows in the dark.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 05:28 PM

Sounds like the makings of a great day! Let's go... I'll buy! :P :)

Stop and pick me up Chris!! I'm sorta on the way!! :lol: :lol: