- Kansas City, Missouri, US
- June 30
- I mostly blog about questioning HIV and AIDS; gay issues; health but will stray onto whatever topic strikes me as relevant on any given day.
Read more at my personal blog: http://resistanceisfruitful.com.
Or email me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
MY RECENT POSTS
- Deja vu at the FDA
March 12, 2011 08:26PM
- What really happened to Emery
February 28, 2011 09:38PM
- Pharmaceutical solutions are
September 29, 2010 04:57AM
- What's wrong with being #2?
July 03, 2010 04:29PM
- Still angry after all these
June 06, 2010 09:15PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “I've been busy
elsewhere, Mission. Nice to
know I've been
March 14, 2011 12:58PM
- “Always good to see you
June 08, 2010 08:59PM
- “Thanks for the comment,
Owl. There is science and then
April 06, 2010 08:50PM
When a group of
rational, reasonable and
April 06, 2010 08:38AM
embracing a name that others
impose on me. I do not deny
April 05, 2010 05:51PM
- MY LINKS
This feels like déjà vu.
Nearly thirty years ago I helped organize hundreds of AIDS activists to demonstrate at FDA headquarters in Silver Spring, MD, as well as organized die-ins at the agency's regional headquarters here in Kansas City, to demand faster access to experimen… Read full post »
Given Emery's public identity as a person living with a positive test result for HIV and…
A recent phone conversation with a friend is helping me to continue to refine what I want to focus on as an AIDS dissident activist. In a passionate outburst that revealed a new side of his character, he blurted out his… Read full post »
I’ve written before about my interest in geeky stuff like the Alexa website rankings. A fellow AIDS dissident turned me on to Alexa last year, using it to point out how many Dissident websites and blogs there are out there, and how favorably many of them rank, especially… Read full post »
My health problems are supposedly due to a virus, and I’m beginning to think that just might be the case, but before anyone jumps to conclusions, let me explain.
Of course the use of derogatory terms by others to define us should be challenged,… Read full post »
Have you ever wondered how I can stand being needled
Or perhaps you think I have a prickly personality?
Need more proof that I have thick skin?
OK, enough with the puns.
This is my third acupuncture treatment for Bell's palsy. I'm an old hand at acupuncture and… Read full post »
After self-diagnosing my symptoms, I was reluctant to seek any medical care, mainly because there really is no successful treatment or… Read full post »
Do ARVs Save Lives? The raw data
"Let's go to lunch," Tracy said, seeing how frustrated I was after discovering that I had miscalculated the distance needed to rough-in a door that I was helping her install in a newly framed wall.
"Fine. How about chile rellenos?"
"I know this restaurant," she said, "but I… Read full post »
Well, I did, and it was a very enlightening opportunity to observe the behind-the-scenes maneuvering of corporate America and our so-called “health care” system.
My jo… Read full post »
Anyone who has lived or grown up on or near a farm in the midwest, will no doubt recognize one of these steel grain storage bins. They come in various sizes and are used to store grain destined for an area storage elevator or feed for livestock.… Read full post »
A recent experience drove home for me that the rotted foundation for explaining AIDS is still trying to support some pretty inexcusable medical practices at local doctors' offices.
My partner Michael is taking a class to get his EMS (Emergency Medical Services) certificate. One of the course… Read full post »
I grew up in the small farming community of Colby, Kansas.
Until I was 14 years of age, I lived with my father's extended family on a wheat and hog farm a few miles north of town. There were so many Barnett families living within… Read full post »
I've written previously about my earliest experience with computers in the early 1970s, while still in high school, where I advocated for the first computer prog… Read full post »
I found some old recordings of the televised public hearings for Kansas City's gay rights ordinance 20 years ago.
You gotta' love the glasses!
Committee hearings are televised on the local cable channel and more than 12 hours of public testimony given… Read full post »
From 2005 to 2008 the boycott-happy Christian rightist organization American Family Association was touting its alleged success at beating down Ford Motor Company with a boycott because of that company's gay-friendly marketing at Pride events.
Never mind that American car man… Read full post »
Last month the audio version. This month the video:
Megan Phelps whores Lady Gaga
Related post: Topeka Kansas: The next Jonestown? Read full post »
Because of the controversy over the accuracy of information on Wikipedia, I generally avoid using it for my own references. Nor am I impressed with the site's decision to place more trust in "experienced" editors, given my personal experience with experts and their compulsion to exclude alterna… Read full post »
The years you couldn’t walk without falling and spraining your ankles?
You could no longer climb the stairs in your home without dropping to your hands and knees, and could only come back down by crawling backwards?
Do you remember… Read full post »
Once in a while I come across a piece of writing that resonates so closely with my own experiences that I want to say “I wish I had written that”.
Carl Stryg wrote just such an essay recently, published at The Truth Barrier, a website founded by journalist Celia/… Read full post »
This group is less than eight hours old as I post this, but growing fast (1,200+ fans so far).
(click on picture to link to facebook)
And this is from his supporters, right?Read full post »
I've known Emanuel Cleaver III since he was a Kansas City council member, and then mayor. He was an early supporter (if not a waffler a couple of times) of the effort to pass a gay rights ordinance here.
It's good to see now as a U.S. Representative from… Read full post »