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by Spanky
Sun 21 Oct 2012 1:24
Forum: General Topics
Topic: ILADS Conference--Speakers' fees?
Replies: 89
Views: 13306

Re: ILADS Conference--Speakers' fees?

"Claudia": Well that last post is very interesting and amusing coming from Spanky, because here he recently wrote: Huh? Because of what ? And granted, diagnosis is sometimes a difficult issue. But if you cannot explain why there is NO IgG reponse AT ALL ...not just once, but apparently across a numb...
by Spanky
Sun 21 Oct 2012 0:46
Forum: General Topics
Topic: ILADS Conference--Speakers' fees?
Replies: 89
Views: 13306

Re: ILADS Conference--Speakers' fees?

"RitaA": Aside from known cross-reactivity seen with other infections (that were apparently ruled out in your case), it seems that any autoimmune disorder can theoretically cause a false-positive ELISA. The list of possible autoimmune disorders with signs and symptoms that overlap with Lyme disease ...
by Spanky
Sat 20 Oct 2012 22:46
Forum: General Topics
Topic: ILADS Conference--Speakers' fees?
Replies: 89
Views: 13306

Re: ILADS Conference--Speakers' fees?

"Claudia": Huh, I hadn't realized that Spanky doesn't know what type of tick bit him, if it was a deer tick or not. Well, if I never saw it, how could I know? That's not an uncommon situation at all and certainly isn't any indication that a person does or doesn't have Lyme. But the GI who removed it...
by Spanky
Sat 20 Oct 2012 22:06
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: Antitrust law
Replies: 20
Views: 4660

Re: Antitrust law

"duncan": I have to agree that the experience hasn't seemed to translate into huge strides for the patient community, at least not yet. Dismal is an apt word. In Lymeland, "utter and complete defeat" = "raising consciousness". When the activist groups get body-slammed, they invariably claim that it ...
by Spanky
Sat 20 Oct 2012 21:12
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: Antitrust law
Replies: 20
Views: 4660

Re: Antitrust law

"duncan": Well, I would suggest the end result was a little more significant than "nothing." And I would agree. I would say that it was worse than nothing, in terms of the relative positions of the parties status quo ante , viewed from the position of the patient activists. They took a step backward...
by Spanky
Sat 20 Oct 2012 18:56
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: Antitrust law
Replies: 20
Views: 4660

Re: Antitrust law

"duncan": Legal maneuver tactics not withstanding, it's hard to see the IDSA as a victim in this process . Well, I don't know whether it was intended as an excuse for the 'camel' or not. I am just saying that it had all the appearance of that...and I would hate to believe that the lawyers who put fo...
by Spanky
Sat 20 Oct 2012 18:45
Forum: Off-Topic Café
Topic: About internet trolls :) (from Norway)
Replies: 10
Views: 2713

Re: About internet trolls :) (from Norway)

"duncan":
Whew! No hired guns here, then, as no one I disagree knows what they are talking about.
:lol: Good for you...point well taken.
by Spanky
Sat 20 Oct 2012 18:22
Forum: Off-Topic Café
Topic: About internet trolls :) (from Norway)
Replies: 10
Views: 2713

Re: About internet trolls :) (from Norway)

In Lymeland...

..."troll" = someone I disagree with.

"Hired gun" = someone I disagree with that knows what they are talking about.
by Spanky
Sat 20 Oct 2012 18:07
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: Antitrust law
Replies: 20
Views: 4660

Re: Antitrust law

"duncan": Thank you, Spanky, for the explanation. That's just my reaction to the piece, of course. And I haven't read a law review article in a long time...partly because I don't consider them to be "pleasant reads". Sort of surprised to see all of this political/social commentary...as opposed to ju...
by Spanky
Sat 20 Oct 2012 17:42
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: Antitrust law
Replies: 20
Views: 4660

Re: Antitrust law

"Lorima": It seems odd that Boston University, a seemingly respectable academic institution, would sponsor a publication that is seemingly so unrespectable. Just goes to show that you can't judge an article by its publisher. No one said that it wasn't "respectable". But it is more in line with soica...