Monday, April 30, 2007

msb-0141 Fear and Loathing in New Jersey

msb-0141 Fear and Loathing in New Jersey


[DJ Jeff intro]

---- "FEAR!" by: "Colie Brice"

Feedback come first, so...

There was some from Dr Sharon Moalem, after my review of the book "Survival Of The Sickest" by "Dr. Sharon Moalem with Jonathan Prince" (ISBN: 978-0-06-088965-4)

Seems that he's been thinking about MS.

I like it that someone whom I consider very intelligent, and a bit of an iconoclast, is looking at MS with eyes, and mind, wide open.

Perhaps it might lead to some, uh, interesting things.

Hmm... That would be a strange twist, wouldn't it? If MS had originated as a evolutionary response to some environmental pressure during the 16th century?

Well, enough daydreaming.

Lets go on to the next song.

---- "Fearful - live and unplugged " by: "Hungry Lucy"

Feed Forward comes next, so...

'Fraid there ain't been none...

Remember. Its your segment.

Whatever you want to share, a poem (ribald or otherwise), a recipe, a rant, (we can change the names to cover our collective butts so we don't get sued,) whatever, you can write me: charles (at), (or even better, leave me a voice message using the widget down on the left hand side of the window at [ .])

---- "FEAR " by: "jeremy fowler"

Feed Me comes third, so...

Do you have a therapy, product, good or service that is of interest to MSers?

Consider advertising on this podcast.

Reminders on this segment only cost $0.03 per reminder per download of an episode. (A $30CPM targeted at MSers.)

It can/should lead to a full ad, in text, audio or video, which costs $3.00 per download.

That sounds expensive until you do the math and realize that if nobody downloads it it costs you nothing, unlike print, where you often can't even get an ad in to the specialized journals, or radio or TV where you'd just be wasting your money with the 0.0833% MSers rate of return. (That's about six times "below" the level of "statistical noise".)

But MSBPodcast is 100% in your market, and you only pay per download of your material.

No play, no pay.

Reach the MSers who would buy your therapy, product, good or service, with-out having to waste your advertising money on anyone who is "not" interested...

Send me an email at: charles (at)

---- "Fear of Reason " by "Lumberjack Mafia"

Main Topic: Fear and Loathing in New Jersey.

Most people aren't afraid of MS because the notion of their nervous system being attacked by their immune system is an utterly alien concept and rare enough for most people to ignore. After all, we have so many other things to be concerned with.

It seems that fear is the rational response to something violent, traumatic or potentially fatal. (Or is it? Fear is inexplicable. I've survived many things that would have scared the crap out of me if I hadn't been too busy trying to survive them. To me, fear seems to be a response that only survivors or people with wild imagination feel at the thought of whatever it was happening [or happening again!])

MS only affects .0833% of the population or one in twelve hundred, and the effects of this disease are extremely variable. Diagnosis is difficult because its a disease of idiosyncratic symptoms and what ever hurts (and why else do we see the doctors, something is wrong and/or we hurt,) is not what really hurts.

Its still strange to think that my immune system can respond inappropriately to some environmental trigger. (In my case, getting the flu can be a personal tragedy.)

---- "Fear" by: "Rabid Baboon"

Main Topic, part deux:

Now we come to people who are no longer afraid because they already have received the diagnosis.

They, and I, have no more fear of getting MS. We're over that.

But the potential progression of the disease is still a worry (not a fear but a worry. Its only a choice of words but it makes an enormous difference.)

Then we, the survivors of this lousy, suck-ass diagnosis, pick ourselves up as best we can, with whatever facilities we still have at our faltering command, and we go on.

---- "No Fear" by: "Ron Vanderzwan"


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