Mid-Week Open Thread (2013-03-13)

NOTE: If you are subscribed to Seattle Bubble’s RSS feed and are seeing these open threads in the feed, please switch to our official feed at http://feeds.feedburner.com/SeattleBubble Thanks!

Here is your open thread for the mid-week on March 13th, 2013. You may post random links and off-topic discussions here. Also, if you have an idea or a topic you’d like to see covered in an article, please make it known.

Be sure to also check out the forums, and get your word in the user-driven discussions there!

NOTICE: If you have comments to make about politics or economics that do not somehow directly relate to Seattle-area real estate, they may be posted in the current Politics & Economics Open Thread. If you post such comments here, they will be moved there.

0.00 avg. rating (0% score) - 0 votes

About The Tim

Tim Ellis is the founder of Seattle Bubble. His background in engineering and computer / internet technology, a fondness of data-based analysis of problems, and an addiction to spreadsheets all influence his perspective on the Seattle-area real estate market. Tim also hosts the weekly improv comedy sci-fi podcast Dispatches from the Multiverse.


  1. 1
  2. 2

    I Hope This Isn’t the Same David Losh on Seattle Bubble?

    Scroll down to the last letter.


    If it is; my prayers are with him.

  3. 3
    redmondjp says:

    RE: softwarengineer @ 2 – +2

    That’s the cancer that did my grandfather and great-grandmother in. So far my dad has been OK, but I begin the ‘fun’ tests in a couple of years.

  4. 4
  5. 5
    One Eyed Man says:

    RE: softwarengineer @ 2

    I read the link. Hang in there David and thanks for sharing your experience! Your example inspires me which is saying a lot as I suffer from an unrecognized psychological condition probably most appropriately termed chronic apathy. And thanks for the link SWE.

  6. 6
    Scotsman says:

    Hang in there David- it’s a rough road but I’m sure you’ll come out just fine. Sounds like you found it relatively early and you’ll get great care at Swedish. More cancer history here than I care to relate but lots of ongoing good news. Kudos for helping others through your blog.

  7. 7
    ricklind says:

    Whether this is “our” David Losh, or another, we all share the human ailment. We are all born with a fatal disease, Death. Prayers for strength and comfort en route.
    May we keep our thoughts sharp, and our words soft.

    Fel Temp Non Reparatio


  8. 8
    Blurtman says:

    There are no guarantees men, but don’t forget your scheduled colonoscopies.

    Rectum! Damn near killed him.

  9. 9

    I’ve Always Been Hades Bent on Diet Over Medical Testing to Prevent Cancer

    [they now recommend no prostrate cancer screening, its useless] But 6 cups [not 1 or 2, its not enough] of coffee reduces prostrate cancer 60%….

    The Dr Budwig diet cancer cure/prevention almost won the Nobel Prize:

    Its simple flax oil, cottage cheese [dairy product] and garlic…


    I take a tbls or two of flax oil daily and drink 3-4 glasses of milk daily….I’d do the raw garlic too….but it gives me insomnia.

    The trouble with testing of camcer, so ya find it ASAP, ya treat it and 5 years later ya die anyway. Like skin cancer….ya see it right away and treating it can still be a moot point. Diet addresses the prevention and cure.

    According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is one of the cancers that is most influenced by your diet. In the face of such a frightening and aggressive disease, this is good news. You can be more in control of your health by eating foods that are known to help prevent colon cancer. Integrating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, along with the fiber from whole grains, can help guard you against this disease.

    Read more: Foods That Prevent Colon Cancer | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5243389_foods-prevent-colon-cancer.html#ixzz2NX8fHLUT

    Watch out for our other friend [?] diabetes though; emphasizing this fruit/vegetable/fiber diet….the carbohydrates doze will kill you just as fast as MASS SUGARY DRINKS [no wonder the courts voted down NYC’s sugary drink ban].

    The bottom line: everything kills us: try to eat a bit of everything, but in moderation with everything….they say a shot of whiskey each day adds 30 min/day to your lifespan :-)

  10. 10
    Blurtman says:

    RE: softwarengineer @ 9 – Don’t forget an aspirin a day. And, choose your parents carefully.

  11. 11
    banjo country says:

    Take care of yourself, David.

  12. 12
    Blurtman says:

    RE: softwarengineer @ 9 – This Dr. Robert E. Willner? Might want to re-think that one. Smells like Q-U-A-C-K-E-R-Y.

    Dr. Robert Willner M.D.,Ph.d (21 June 1929 — 15 April 1995) was a doctor from Florida who became famous for his role in AIDS denialism, the view that AIDS is not caused by HIV infection.

    Willner described himself as originally an “orthodox” physician who slowly transitioned to alternative medicine, particularly following his wife’s 1978 struggle with cancer chemotherapy.[1] In 1995, Willner asserted that “I am convinced you can prevent all diseased with diet, lifestyle changes, sanitation.”[1]

    Willner’s Florida medical license was suspended in 1990 following a Florida Board of Medicine ruling that Willner had made inappropriate medical claims for food products.[1]

    On October 14, 1993, in a press conference at Arrecife de Lanzarote, Spain, Willner jabbed his finger with blood from Pedro Tocino, hemophilia patient who tested HIV positive after VIII factor transfusions.[1][2][1]

    Willner authored a book presenting his point of view on the relation between HIV and AIDS, titled Deadly Deception: the Proof That Sex And HIV Absolutely Do Not Cause AIDS.[3] The book was published shortly after Willner’s medical license was revoked for, among other things, treating an AIDS patient with ozone therapy.[2]

    The following month, on October 28, 1994, in a press conference at a Hollywood, California hotel, Willner jabbed his finger with blood he said was from an HIV-infected patient.[1][2]

    Willner died April 15, 1995, of a heart attack.[4]

  13. 13
    Blurtman says:

    RE: softwarengineer @ 9 – Strike three. Bogus science, SWE, and bogus claims. You are outa here. But you have illustrated one theory that explains the creation of God by man. Fear.

    “Claimed Nobel Prize nomination

    Proponents of the Budwig protocol often claim that she was nominated for a Nobel Prize either six[5] or seven times.[6] However, the names of the nominees are never publicly announced, and neither are they told that they have been considered for the Prize. All nomination records for a prize are sealed for 50 years from the awarding of that prize.[7][8] As there are no limits on nominations—any university professor in the world may nominate as many people as he or she chooses—thousands of people are nominated for these awards each year.


Leave a Reply

Use your email address to sign up with Gravatar for a custom avatar.
Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Please read the rules before posting a comment.