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  1. I am closing accounts on the Internet that I no longer use or maintain, for both my physical and Web security. While I realise the rules do not permit removing old postings, I do wish to terminate my account and its password. How might I go about closing my account, or can you do this for me? Thanks, Any.
  2. But the Judeo/Christian/Muslim trio all say the answer is to love one another, and yet not judge, yet all state that their god will condemn those of my faith to the "loving fires of Perdition," only pausing in their killing of each other when they jointly go after "heathens." How can you say you are "loving your neighbour" when both you and your faith condemn me with your words and holy books? I cannot reconcile a command from someone to "love one another" with "firey lakes" and other such "rewards" for not believing the same as they do. James. (Of note, no war has ever been fought in the n
  3. Actually, Olga, -all- religion is based on faith. Just thought I would toss that in there. James
  4. Hi! Saw you visited my profile . . . hope I didn't scare you away. - James

  5. Well, the National Hammered Dulcimer competition is over. Out of thirteen contestants, six beat me, and I beat six. Absolutely average. This coming off a change in my epilepsy meds (more phenobarbital, yum), and three surgeries (both hands and left elbow), with physical therapy still in progress, and a promotion to full editor with the Romance publisher for which I work. Doc was insistent that I could not possibly compete in the finals, that my surgeries and therapy would preclude it; my sometimes (when the VA wants to see me) shrink insisted that I was being unreasonable by insisting
  6. Google AdSense and Google Analytics attempt to load cookies from this site. I have Abine privacy software for Firefox, so it shows them up and blocks them, but a person without specialized software would have no way of knowing Google is tracking you through this site (and then beyond). It is unlikely that anyone on CrazyBoards would be very sanguine about an Adserving/Spyware/Datamining company having information on their computer (via their own IP) or where they are browsing on the Web. These services are put in at the host end of a computer connection, either by the Webmaster or their IP.
  7. Being 50, I would have great difficulty in relating some of my issues (particularly issues of an extremely personal nature) to anyone I either did not know or was significantly younger than me. Plus, if they are under 18 it could bring a whole legal mess down. While I do occasionally post here, personal issues I have are not for the Internet.
  8. The Navy decided I had an ED (ana) when my weight several years ago dropped to 103#. They never understood the hopeless situation as a child I faced that left regulating my food as my only empowerment. But as the Navy did not recognize ana as a problem of men (and they still don't), they decided it was a Uniform Code of Military Justice violation (specifically: Malingering, intentional self-harm, punishable by courts-martial). They gave me the option of getting my weight to a level they would accept (140# - my height is 5'10") or they would pitch me out. Although I never weighed that much i
  9. Go get 'em tiger! Jobs that bp people are unsuitable for? The Navy said I was unsuitable as a sailor (after seventeen years) . . . tried the front counter at McD's (I was certainly unsuitable for that!); now I edit Romance novels. That seems pretty safe. James
  10. Well, now I am recovering from neurosurgery on my L elbow. It hurts like heck, but I can move my fingers again!

  11. Recovering from surgery to L elbow

  12. I unfortunately know of several people who ended their marriages based on mental illness. The last was a supervisor at an HR job I had. After my big breakdown and bipolar diagnosis, I noticed that she suddenly started treating me like shit. Turns out it was because she saw my FMLA paperwork with mental craziness on it. Turns out her recent divorce was because her husband was MDD and he'd just lost his job due to missed work. So she was supportive enough to divorce him, calling him dead weight. Turns out the reason she started hating me was because I was reminding get a bit too much of the
  13. I was abruptly stopped from lithium and Parnate (an MAOI), in May 2009 after I became psychotic, injured my wife, and had to be transported to the VA hospital from my home in a police car, over one hundred miles (160 km), in handcuffs. No charges were brought, but I spent three weeks at the VA's psych facility here (why do they always put the psych ward in VA hospitals on the very top floor? Seems counterproductive to me). I don't remember much about the stay, though, as they had me on some very powerful medication to keep me "under control." I don't even remember my wife picking me up at t
  14. Promoted to Editor :) Surgery June 25 :(

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      Recovering from surgery to elbow.

  15. I received the new contract today by E-mail from the CEO of the Romance publisher I work for, Eternal Press/Damnation Books. I am advancing from the position I now hold (Copyeditor, or glorified proofreader) to Editor. Kim (the CEO) said she had held up offering me a contract because she was concerned about "favouritism" by the Senior Editor (Moss), who is the ex-husband of my wife, and the only other male on the staff. He swept aside that concern yesterday in a message to her with the quip, "How many supervisors would FAVOR the husband of their ex?" I originally found out Moss worked wi
  16. It can help if you can relate skills you already have to another field as well. My current position as a Romance novel editor came from relating how my military career related to the publishing business (that was a real piece of resume writing). It could also be that the company simply had to find out who the Rube was that had the chutzpah to apply for a Romance editing position with no college education when the job offer stated a degree was required, no experience when the job offer stated that too was required, a male applying for a position at a company that employed only women, and for
  17. My tag is not anti-pharma as such, nor is it a rant, it is true. The Veterans Administration really did find that the medications I was being given harmed me, and did not help me. Now instead of taking lithium and Parnate for the rest of my life, I will be taking thyroid drugs. The Navy only went to lithium and Parnate (an MAOI) as a last resort, after they went through numerous other, more expensive, patented medications. The taxpayers will be funding that and my disability for the rest of my life. And as for publishing studies that say anything you want, well, BP insists their oil plat
  18. http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=115562 The above link goes to MedicineNet, where an article appears on a study published in the Archives of Dermatology reporting on this amazing new disorder of “tanning bed addiction.” I kid you not, the article points to this “addiction” being a “gateway drug” which leads to marihuana and drug abuse problems, as well as anxiety disorders, according to the article. Looks like the makers of Xanax are looking for a new market for their medication. This article has all the hallmarks of a “study” used to justify drug sales, and no m
  19. Or brush up on the college. Since the VA won't pay my college benefits because they have ruled me "unemployable," that would have to come out of my pocket. I just finished "proofreading" the novel. It apparently had not been through an editor first, and with the company policy of "if something is wrong, fix it," it got 2,400+ suggested edits from me. I even beat my self-imposed deadline to my boss of "by my birthday" by one day (to-morrow). Never, EVER, tell your boss you will have your work done by a certain date if you can avoid it, especially if you don't know what's coming down the pike
  20. How do you say "sucked eggs?" Oh, yeah, it sucked eggs. Diagnosed as "hyperactive" when in one-room school in Maryland. Mother and teacher both objected to the meds (this was the 1960's) because they turned me into a zombie, unable to function in school or at home. Father was killed in Viet-Nam while in the Navy, when I was seven and my sister was six, my mother beat feet because she couldn't take his death and dumped us on our grandparets' doorstep. Grandmother beat me (but not my sister) incessantly, grandfather assaulted anything under five feet tall in our family, myself, my sister,
  21. One suggestion for the poll: in my case, my father is deceased (killed, US Navy Vietnam), one parent abandoned me (right after that) 'cause she couldn't handle my father's death. James, Romance editor and disabled vet, both of which were assisted by being crazy.
  22. Well, it seems that a promotion to the Assistant Acquisition Editor position floated to me is not now likely to happen; the CEO of the all-female Romance publisher (except for me) I work for, Kim, says that I am too necessary to the company as a copyeditor; my still-perfect record after now a dozen books is working against me. As a matter of fact, she herself just E-mailed me a copyediting job, bypassing the Senior Editor, for a four hundred forty-seven page novel she wants me to complete in four days; deadline: my birthday. Seems she dropped the ball on it; the book is supposed to be –publ
  23. Yup, sure nice to get fresh vegetables without having to go more than sixty feet (twenty metres) for them. Had a nice huge lettuce, radish, and tomato salad to-night (though we had to buy the tomatoes, still a little early for them). Spent the evening training the pea plants that are almost as tall as I am onto a goat fence (while dodging the bees). In the meantime, my wife was pulling radishes the size of golf balls and thinning the carpet of carrots to give the horseradish a chance. I thought I killed that off last year with all the canning of homemade grated horseradish I did, but there
  24. Congradumalashuns! (That is a technical term for use by professional editors only.) James/Un-collegumated bodice-ripper editor (who got the job by showing how seventeen years of military service related to Romance novel publishing -- otherwise known as creative résumé writing) in a company entirely composed of women except for me. My wife's not jealous though.
  25. Well, it’s all done. The therapy is growing out in the yard. Beans, lettuce, asparagus, horseradish (duking it out with the asparagus for supremacy), habañero peppers, sweet peppers, tomatoes, turnips, parsnips, radishes intercropped with the turnips, string beans, heirloom carrots (they come up every year and are competing with the asparagus and horseradish), dill, and thirty feet (ten metres) of six foot high (two metre) sweet pea plants. Oh and a good crop of American Bees and European Honeybees to keep the vegetable flowers company. Early harvest already includes dill, asparagus, r
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