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    11-17-2019, 02:31 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread heated vest in Equipment
    My only experience is with an Aerostich Kanetsu vest, 12v, cigarette lighter style adapter plug. That thing kept me warm all across the globe,...
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    11-16-2019, 05:20 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread heated vest in Equipment
    How are they powered? Before my SCI I rode my motorcycles 365 days a year and always used one in the cold months but it plugged into the bike.
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    11-02-2019, 02:32 PM
    Yeah. That's why 'stop loss' risk management was so important to me. There is a lot of confusion as to what a "spell of illness" exactly means...
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    11-02-2019, 10:59 AM
    Depends on length of stay and state insurance regulations. For short stays, yes. There is always a deductible (2019 ~$1,500 per "spell of...
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    11-01-2019, 08:05 PM
    I have a good advantage because the company running my plan also runs 100% of the hospitals in my region and ~75% of the group practices and other...
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    11-01-2019, 05:59 PM
    I can't get Medigap in Virginia. Only available for 65 and over population. I choose an Advamtage plan for one important reason: stop loss. Its...
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    10-28-2019, 11:37 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Wheel mount size? in Equipment
    I've used wall mount bike hanger wheel hooks in the past. Works very well and designed to hang bikes from wheels, and fit a set of wheelchair wheels...
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Is it possible to be charismatic in a wheelchair?

by Oddity on 03-08-2014 at 12:41 PM
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I believe it's absolutely possible.

Humans seem to have an instinct driving their ability to be attracted/respect/admire and/or willingness to follow another person. Assuming these are satisfactory definitions of the tangible effects charisma (as opposed to comeliness, or raw physical attraction.)

I was first exposed to this idea by Joseph Campbell in The Power of Myth, followed by Hero with a Thousand Faces. Compelling works.

Powerfully charismatic people

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