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I was going to add older women.

We are invisible. The only time you see an "older woman" on TV is in a Cialis ad, and they are still 20 years younger than the men. OK, that isn't a good benchmark.

Pretty, younger women are valued, older women.... invisible. Nothing is geared toward us except incontinence products.

I know this is not the same as "mattering"--- I'm sure we matter to our families. Most of us, anyhow. And no one is going around targeting or killing older women as a group, TG.

A question about medical research....

Is there adequate money for research to develop new devices, or do doctors generally self-fund their inventions? If they self-fund, I have no objection to their making money from a device that could help the sick.

I understand that Oz's self-promotion is unethical, but if he actually did develop something medically beneficial, why shouldn't he -- or any other doctor-- profit from it?
I also understand the part of the article about doctors prescribing brand-name drugs and getting "kickbacks" from big pharma. But... research is expensive. Someone has to fund it.

I ask this as someone who has personal interest (not financial!) in a medical device that has been in development for at least 15 years. As far as I can determine, it is being funded by the government (NIH, maybe?) and corporate grant money. Maybe someone who works in this field can enlighten us. Thank you!

I fear that we are becoming too "used to" these events.

When the hell will the Congress grow a spine and DO something?!!!

And may the NRA rot in its own special corner of hell with all of the murderers.

"Wayward Pines"-- your thoughts on the finale? (No spoilers please!)

I missed some of the middle episodes because it was on opposite "Under the Dome". Did they lead up to the finale in those episodes?

I know.... I can't stop thinking about her.

I hope she finds a wonderful home. I have been looking at the adoption sites for a Golden near us (since seeing her).

I would take her.

If I were in SoCal. She is a lovely girl and deserves so much better.

This is my 20,000th post!



Netroot Nation information (X-post from GD):

Netroots Nation begins tomorrow: July 16-19*

You can follow it at home! Here is a link to information on live-streaming:

http://www.netrootsnation.org/follow-nn15-at-home/

Here is a general overview: http://www.netrootsnation.org/nn15/schedule-overview/

For more info, please go to the site. Elizabeth Warren will be the Keynote speaker on Friday at 10:45 a.m. AZ time.

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*I hope this is OK for this forum. I thought it qualified as "Multimedia"--- If not, please let me know and I will delete it. Thanks!

Netroots Nation begins tomorrow: July 16-19

You can follow it at home! Here is a link to information on live-streaming:

http://www.netrootsnation.org/follow-nn15-at-home/

Here is a general overview: http://www.netrootsnation.org/nn15/schedule-overview/

For more info, please go to the site. Elizabeth Warren will be the Keynote speaker on Friday at 10:45 a.m. AZ time.

Today's Google Doodle: Pluto Flyby



Today’s Doodle was created by Kevin Laughlin in honor of New Horizons’ intrepid voyage to Pluto’s distant corner of the solar system. Celebrate this scientific breakthrough on NASA’s New Horizons YouTube page, where you’ll find videos detailing the extraordinary discoveries the space probe uncovers.

https://www.google.com/doodles/new-horizons-pluto-flyby
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