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    Yesterday, 08:44 AM
    It's a bad idea by virtue of it being a meaningless misdirection, back onto an industry that is the perhaps the least relevant contributor to the...
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    04-18-2019, 07:44 PM
    They are required to spend 85% of all premium revenue directly on reimbursements for medical services and products. Everything else comes from the...
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    04-18-2019, 02:07 PM
    18 day stay including fusion and inpatient rehab was $530,000 at our local "not for profit" Hospital. (Insurance company and group practice the...
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    04-17-2019, 02:20 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Insurance and wheels in Equipment
    Yeah, they still do it. One freebie. If your DME has sent an order form, it's safe to assume they got a CaD response with notes on the concerns in...
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    04-17-2019, 09:31 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread Insurance and wheels in Equipment
    If you haven't already, I'd get a copy of the exact order form they sent in and the CAD drawing. Hard to trust a DME, entirely. So many are so...
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    04-15-2019, 11:06 AM
    Since this is a question about the differences, the key take away is: When choosing a tapered front end, there are 3 dimensions involved: seat...
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    04-14-2019, 01:39 PM
    Only if you select V front end, right? Selecting the tapered front end option limits the footrest width to one of 3 settings (depending on seat...
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    04-13-2019, 04:48 PM
    I prefer V, because that's the only way to get an exact measurement on the footrest. Tapered front end is fine, if one of the taper options also...
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    04-11-2019, 04:58 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Roho cushions. in Equipment
    What is the seat pan size?
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    04-11-2019, 12:08 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread How do you cope with Sci? in Life
    Part, maybe, but, since religion is an important coping mechanism for lots of people, hard to call it totally off topic. The pointless rant about...
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    04-11-2019, 10:06 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread Squeaking Backrest in Equipment
    If it were me, I'd Loctite the crap out of it. Maybe even take it to the shed and TiG the whole adjustment contraption solid. I strongly dislike...
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    04-10-2019, 12:14 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread How do you cope with Sci? in Life
    I think youre right, too. Belief in meaning is sufficient to create meaning. Doesn't much matter whether that comes from inside us or outside us. ...
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    04-10-2019, 11:53 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread How do you cope with Sci? in Life
    I have, but it's not always that literal (or obvious) of a cause/effect. The behavioral evolutionary effects of spirituality, on morality, have...
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    04-10-2019, 12:09 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread How do you cope with Sci? in Life
    I dunno, I can think of lots more restful, and enjoyable, ways to spend an afterlife than non-existence! ;) I'm definitely (and far) less...
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    04-09-2019, 11:44 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Looking at 2019 in Cure
    Don't orders of magnitude more people die from cancer, in the US, every single year (8-10,000,000) than are living today with SCI from every year...
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    04-09-2019, 02:56 PM
    12 years on mine. The side bolsters/rim around the air bladder are breaking down where I plant my hand for transfers and the pillow top is wasted. ...
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    04-08-2019, 10:41 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread Where did all of the crap go? in Care
    I'm pretty sure all the crap is up your butt somewhere. Just a guess, but that's usually where I find it. ;)
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    04-08-2019, 10:25 AM
    1. Yes. For convenience, using at one particular place I go, a couple times a year, with lots of paved rolling hills, that my kids insist we walk...
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    04-08-2019, 09:15 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread First timer using marijuana in Life
    It's very common that first time users don't feel many effects. Add to that, as far as edibles go, candies are the worst, in terms of efficacy. ...
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    04-07-2019, 09:10 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Favorite Equipment in Equipment
    Need. I break at least 3 of the shite grabbers a year.
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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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