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    Today, 11:39 AM
    I think that was a reference to the engineering and manufacturing company that actually built the Icon, not the owners of the company. Although,...
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    09-17-2017, 01:49 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Calling FoolishOld... in Life
    He grew up in West VA and Pennsylvania IIRC.
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    09-12-2017, 06:13 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Calling FoolishOld... in Life
    I remember who that was. Maybe they could update us if they know anything. (Not gonna name drop, but if that person should feel compelled to reach...
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    09-12-2017, 07:22 AM
    2 liters of liquid water is about twice as much as is good. The study often cited for the "2 liters" goes on to say half of that comes from an...
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    09-10-2017, 04:29 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Calling FoolishOld... in Life
    His posts only seem to go back to June 2006, his join date. You sure you found one from 1998?! Nothing comes up now from that early. Here are...
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    09-10-2017, 02:43 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Calling FoolishOld... in Life
    Not arguing. You could be right. I just didn't find it in any 2013 posts, which I spent an hour sifting through this morning over coffee...
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    09-10-2017, 11:46 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread Calling FoolishOld... in Life
    Nope. Last post was mid-June 2013. Nothing about health in any of his 2013 posts, that I could find, assuming search is working and no threads are...
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    09-09-2017, 12:02 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Calling FoolishOld... in Life
    Amen. I really hope he's doing well, and is safe during the storm. (I've sent him a PM or 2, over the years, just to check in, but have never...
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    09-06-2017, 02:32 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Hurricane Harvey in Life
    That's one option; but, Unless you've been told, by your local or state emergency services, that your zone needs to be evacuated, you'd just be...
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    09-06-2017, 07:18 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread Getting a new cushion in Equipment
    Yep, I do scooch forward and sometimes lean back. That creates a lot of sheer force on my ischials and sacrum but does help the cath pass.
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    09-05-2017, 09:18 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Wheelchair width dilemma in Equipment
    Amen.
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    09-05-2017, 03:43 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Wheelchair width dilemma in Equipment
    So, apparently your opinion has changed since you posted this:
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    08-27-2017, 05:37 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread Milking it for all it's worth in Life
    (Minus the whining about it being 'wrong' and 'unfair'.)
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    08-26-2017, 09:31 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Milking it for all it's worth in Life
    She's a para and just got awarded $148,000,000. Andy linked the article in an earlier post.
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    08-26-2017, 09:27 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread Milking it for all it's worth in Life
    It isn't guessing. A "guess" comes from no where. Life expectancy estimates come from analyzing millions of lives over decades and decades. They...
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    08-25-2017, 07:09 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Milking it for all it's worth in Life
    Well, I guess the deal's broken. This white guy definitely can't jump.
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    08-25-2017, 04:20 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Milking it for all it's worth in Life
    I'd marry her for the money. (Psssst...If you're a member...PM me. I'm smart, funny, and according to lynnifer I'm "enlightened". Can't go wrong...
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    08-25-2017, 04:17 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Getting a new cushion in Equipment
    Yep, I keep a couple around too. Awesome cushion for me, although I have issues cathing while on one, especially the Contour XS, with its medial...
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    08-25-2017, 11:33 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread Milking it for all it's worth in Life
    I gave up after 3-4 years. Turned 40, realized that I both couldn't keep up with the young guys and that I just didn't have that much left to prove....
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    08-25-2017, 11:29 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread Milking it for all it's worth in Life
    Whoa! Talk about hitting the Cripple Lotto! Wow. Uh oh...I'm starting feel like a victim and resent other people because I didn't get...
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    08-25-2017, 11:20 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread Milking it for all it's worth in Life
    Where I think lynnifer was exactly right, is, the presence of rift between 'have settlement' and 'not have settlement' folks. It most often...
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    08-25-2017, 11:09 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread Milking it for all it's worth in Life
    Sure! Nothing at all wrong with using our government's tax revenue to help people that need it IMO. That's exactly what a collective government...
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    08-25-2017, 11:03 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread Milking it for all it's worth in Life
    Tell me about it. It's hard being me, but it's the cross I choose to bear. ;) It isn't an unfair system. I'm not even sure it's even 'a...
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    08-25-2017, 10:50 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread Milking it for all it's worth in Life
    Do you seriously read me blaming Jen for the circumstances of her injury in my post?!? Jesus, the victim mentality runs deep and wide around here. ...
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    08-24-2017, 06:39 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Milking it for all it's worth in Life
    I think this is true, but I don't think it's necessarily 'wrong' and it certainly isn't 'automatically' putting people in classes, as in it's not...
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    08-24-2017, 06:36 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Milking it for all it's worth in Life
    Mine was a combination of lump sum, annuity, and 30 years of LTD income replacement.
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    08-22-2017, 07:13 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread Eclipse in Life
    A shot from my neck of the woods, done with a Nikon DSLR camera (had the view screen turned so only the camera was looking at the sun and moon)
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    08-20-2017, 10:48 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread What do you want to do first? in Life
    Yep.
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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.

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