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Douglas Carpenter

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Gender: Male
Hometown: Corry (Erie County), Pennsylvania 16407
Home country: USA
Current location: Saipan, U.S. Commonweath of the Northern Mariana Islands
Member since: Wed Jun 1, 2005, 07:56 PM
Number of posts: 20,226

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diagnosed with stage 2 Esophageal Cancer

Yesterday morning. Which basically means that my condition is probably inoperable.
Six months ago I was diagnosed with level 1 ASD (Autisms spectrum Disorder - formerly known as Asberger's Syndrome) I was so happy about it. Finally I have an answer to a life long puzzle.

But I can't see anything positive about this latter diagnoses. When I asked the Gastroenterologist if I probably have about one to three more years to live - He said, "Yes, that is probably about right."

When I was young I used to constantly contemplate suicide. Then I discovered that life was more bearable than I initially thought and that some of my unsolvable problems did have solutions.

Now it is all completely out of my hands. Is there a right way for a person with ASD to face the likelihood of death?

Sorry for being such a downer. I just can't come up with a way to put a positive spin on this one.
Posted by Douglas Carpenter | Fri Apr 24, 2015, 03:47 AM (148 replies)

John Oliver Flew to Russia to Interview Edward Snowden for One of the Best Clips You’ll See All Year

Posted by Douglas Carpenter | Mon Apr 6, 2015, 08:06 AM (74 replies)

Pat Robertson tells anti-LGBT pizza shop owners to shut up: This is about ‘cake-bakers’

Pat Robertson warned that the backlash to Indiana’s anti-LGBT law signaled a renewed assault on Americans’ sexual practices and “deeply held Christian beliefs.”

The televangelist brought up during Thursday’s broadcast of the “700 Club” a pizza shop owner in the state who made national news when she told a TV reporter that she would not cater food at a same-sex wedding, reported Right Wing Watch.

“Pizzas? I think, you know, you might as well keep your mouth shut,” Robertson said. “I’m not sure I would serve pizza for a gay wedding. Most gays, if they’re having a wedding, don’t want pizzas – they want cake. It’s the cake makers that are having the problem.”

Robertson warned that if gay couples were permitted to serve Christian-baked cakes during their wedding reception, there’s no telling where they would stop.

Posted by Douglas Carpenter | Fri Apr 3, 2015, 03:43 AM (18 replies)
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