Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills


Posted Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 4:24 PM
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  • Interesting article on a possible connection between Lyme Disease and suicide https://www.lymedisease.org/lyme-sci-teen-suicide/?utm_source=sept+16%2C+2017&ut...

    Although I have been bit by ticks MANY times and in many parts of the country, my doctor seems confident that my aches and pains are not from Lyme disease. I am not sure why, but I have heard that the test is expensive. Anyone know?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Sep 16, 2017, at 4:55 PM
  • My dog had Lyme Disease. She was tested and then given treatment. I remember they were a bit pricy but not enough to have withheld either. She lived another 9 years.

    I googled the price and $230 plus a Dr's visit was the only price I foundů.There are two separate tests with one considered better than the otherů.

    -- Posted by Palindrome on Sun, Sep 17, 2017, at 11:31 AM
  • Hmm, that is cheaper than the X-rays I had done for my back.

    I know doctors cringe (at least I think mine does) when I preface a comment about seeing something on the internet, but I may ask a new arthritus doctor what he thinks in a few weeks.

    I remember back 20 years ago telling my doctor that I ache like I am running a fever and flu. That has continued and when I gor antibiotics for something, I often felt better all around, but it came back.

    He seemed fixated on not having a bullseye rash in the last 6 months.


    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Sep 17, 2017, at 3:56 PM
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    There are suicide Hot Lines in every state and possibly every major city. These are monitored 24 hrs a day by one or more people. Add up the paychecks for just these people and you have some idea of what that could cost. Since that would be a Gov related job I would say each operator would be making at least $15.00 an hour times 24 hrs a day. Each operator would not be bringing in $15.00 for all 24 hours, but if the phone is maned (or womaned for the Democrats and women's rights movement)it would be the same 24 hour pay period for the use of the phone. That would total $360.00 for each phone available every 24 hours. Monthly $10,800.00 for each telephone maned or womaned. Now add the number of phones in each unit x $10,800.00. It all adds up.

    Every time I go to the VA they ask me if I ever think about suicide or know of anyone thinking about it. If they don't stop asking me about it, I may get the idea they want me to start thinking about suicide.

    No parent wants to believe their child is thinking about suicide because that may reflect on them as a parent. Also, what parent is qualified to discuss suicide with a child who is REALLY thinking about it. Children don't like to hear what their parents have to say about something so personal and private.

    What is behind the suicide thoughts? Did they do something they are ashamed of and can not talk about or something illegal that they could go to jail if exposed.

    Some teens go to jail and are raped in jail so they would rather kill themselves than go back to jail or Prison. How do you tell your parents you want to kill yourself instead of going to prison?

    Then there is the big 4 letter word (LOVE). Young people fall in love so easily and can't handle rejection. Some think if I kill myself they will pay because I won't be around any more. (stupid thinking)

    It is against the law to attempt to commit suicide, so if you attempt it they figure they might as well do it or they will go to jail for trying to. In some states it used to be a death penalty. What better reason to kill oneself.

    The biggest problem is I is a sin against God to commit suicide.and there is no forgiveness for committing suicide. You can ask God to forgive you for what you are thinking about doing, but when you do it, that is when you commit the sin and are no longer able to ask for forgiveness.

    The Catholic's believe they can pray a sinner into heaven if the loved ones donate money. The more money they pay, the harder they pray. Jesus said the only way to the father is through me, so all the prays won't do any thing to get anyone in heaven. It is all between you and Jesus.

    You are under no obligation to report anyone or anything to law enforcement agents no matter what they tell you the law says. "YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT".

    If you exercise your right to remain silent, you can sue any law enforcement agent who continues to ask you questions against your will, because he is violating your right to remain silent. That is also a violation of the oath he took to get his government job. The US Constitution prevents all Federal and State,County,city officials, officers, employees from violating your right to Life, Liberty and pursuit of happiness!

    That is why this law was enacted - "Ignorance of the law is no excuse". It is a warning to government employees that if they violate the peoples rights, they do so at their own apparel and must face the consequences.

    16 Am Jur 177, 178

    -- Posted by sui on Sat, Sep 23, 2017, at 1:24 PM
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