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  •  Yes, MS can be very different in different people. (15+ / 0-)

    However, Ann Romney is out on the campaign trail -- doesn't seem to have trouble walking or talking. It's quite possible she tires easily and can't do as much as she would like. But it doesn't explain why she has enough energy to campaign for her husband, but not enough to have used her wealth and position to help others before she needed to get involved in the campaign.
    (I have a friend who barely gets around in a motorized wheelchair because of MS -- and I don't expect her to be running around helping others. Just keeping going every day is a major accomplishment for her.)

    We're not perfect, but they're nuts! -- Barney Frank

    by Tamar on Fri Sep 07, 2012 at 03:47:27 PM PDT

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    •  Think I read that she (4+ / 0-)
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      had a bad time with it during the primaries, and was quite exhausted.  MS is something that waxes and wanes.  

      And I have seen people I know with it, become more easily irritated.  Not sure if it is the disease or the meds.

      Back to the original diary here:  She probably doesn't hear too much about birth control from her cohort, because so many of them have money to buy their own privately.  Just like abortion.  If needed, they will find one.  And don't forget the Morman church encourages having as much sex and babies, as soon as possible after marriage.

      •  Some MS waxes and wanes. (1+ / 0-)
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        Depends on the subtype:

        The founding fathers knew of the mutually corrupting influences of Church and state, wisely sending them to opposite corners.

        by emidesu on Fri Sep 07, 2012 at 06:04:06 PM PDT

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        •  Some MS program funding wanes also (2+ / 0-)
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          I don't have a problem with them making Ann's million $$ horse therapy off-limits if she would accept and respond to the concerns of 10 or 20 low or middle-income MS patients about how Romney/Ryan will ensure they too can receive needed therapy.  Maybe this would open their lyin' eyes to the consequences of their policies and the (what is to us obvious) mismatch betwen their rhetoric and the reality they would create.  But that assumes they can hear low and middle-income voices.

          And -- again -- free jazz at high noon; Echo & the Bunnymen?  Got any Scritti Politti for dessert?

          When the people are being beaten with a stick, they are not much happier if it is called "the People's Stick." ~ Mikhail Bakunin

          by Sick Semper on Fri Sep 07, 2012 at 07:58:11 PM PDT

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