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  1. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by HKofsesshoumaru in Drug recall for several over the counter products. Please read!   
    I got an email about this today so I did a little research. Here is what I found. I figured I would post this anyway just in case some of you did not know about this.
    You may have heard this, or noticed that these products have been removed from the shelves.
    Discard these Medications
    subject: Phenylpropanolamine
    Stop taking anything containing this ingredient. It has been linked to increased hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in brain) among women ages 18-49 in the three days after starting use of medication. Problems were not found in men, but the FDA recommended that everyone (even children) seek alternative medicine. The following medications contain Phenylpropanolamine:
    Alka-Seltzer Plus Children's Cold Medicine Effervescent
    Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold medicine (cherry or orange)
    Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine Original
    Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough Medicine Effervescent
    Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Flu Medicine Effervescent
    Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Sinus Effervescent
    Alka Seltzer Plus Nighttime cold Medicine Effervescent
    BC Allergy Sinus Cold Powder
    BC Sinus Cold Powder
    Comtrex Deep Chest Cold & Congestion Relief
    Comtrex Flu Therapy & Fever Relief Day & Night
    Contac 12-Hour Cold Capsules
    Contac 12 Hour Caplets
    Coricidin D Cold, Flu & Sinus
    Dimetapp Cold & Allergy Chewable Tablets
    Dimetapp Cold & Cough Liqui-Gels
    Dimetapp DM cold & Cough Elixir
    Dimetapp Elixir
    Dimetapp 4 Hour Liqui Gels
    Dimetapp 4 Hour Tablets
    Dimetapp 12 Hour Extentabs Tablets
    Naldecon DX Pediatric Drops
    Permathene Mega-16
    Robitussin CF
    Tavist-D 12 Hour Relief of Sinus & Nasal Congestion
    Triaminic DM Cough Relief
    Triaminic Expectorant Chest & Head Congestion
    Triaminic Syrup Cold & Allergy
    Triaminic Triaminicol Cold & Cough
    Acutrim Diet Gum Appetite Suppressant Plus
    Dietary Supplements
    Acutrim Maximum Strength Appetite Control
    Dexatrim Caffeine Free
    Dexatrim Extended Duration
    Dexatrim Gelcaps
    Dexatrim Vitamin C/Caffeine Free
    Please discard any of these medications as soon as possible
    Update: Most if not all of the products listed above which formerly contained phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride have been reformulated to eliminate the ingredient. Consumer questions about phenylpropanolamine and its potential health hazards may be directed to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at 1-888-INFO-FDA.
    Some manufacturers of over-the-counter medicines containing phenylpropanolamine have offered refunds to consumers who purchased the products before they were voluntarily recalled in late 2000. To inquire about the availability of such refunds, dial the 800-number for consumer questions listed on the product packaging.
    Comments by Carla Homan: This email has it mostly right. In November 2000, the FDA issued a public health advisory about phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride (PPA), the drug mentioned in the email. This drug is found in many over the counter (OTC) medicines, specifically in cold and flu remedies, as well as appetite suppressants. The drug will likely be banned, but because this process takes time, the FDA issued the health advisory in the meantime and manufacturers are voluntarily recalling and/or reformulating medicines containing PPA.
    The main problem with this drug is that it elevates your risk of having a hemorrhagic stroke, especially with (but not limited to) first time use among women. Because the uses of PPA are not serious enough to warrant taking even that small chance, the FDA recommends that you stop taking any medications containing the drug.
    Rather than looking at a limited list such as the one contained in the above email, you'd be better off checking the package of any cold, flu or appetite suppressant medication for the drug, which will appear in the list of active ingredients and may be listed as phenylpropanolamine, phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride, or phenylpropanolamine bitartrate. Many manufacturers offer several formulations of their cold and flu remedies, some of which do not contain PPA. Pseudoephedrine is an effective alternative to PPA for use in cold and flue preparations, but unfortunately, there is no approved alternative OTC drug for use in appetite suppressants. Therefore, if you are using any OTC medications to suppress your appetite for weight loss or other reasons, you should stop using the medicine and talk to your doctor about getting a prescription drug instead. Additionally, some prescription decongestants and cold and flu preparations contain PPA, so if you are using any prescription medicines for these purposes, talk to the prescribing doctor to see if you should continue using the medicine.
    One word of caution: Though the email states your risk is for "increased hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in brain) among women ages 18-49 in the three days after starting use of medication," don't think you are safe if you've used the drug for longer than three days. The three-day window was merely one of the guidelines used in the study that prompted the health advisory; for the study, they defined PPA exposure as having used PPA within three days prior to the stroke. Risk of stroke may be present after three days of use. For detailed information, see the final report of the Hemorrhagic Stroke Project, Web-published by the FDA.
    As always, your best resources for reliable information on medicines and medical conditions are your own physician and pharmacist.
  2. Samara liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in Final Fantasy: Dissidia   
    Its a fighting game for PSP, but holy crap any fan of Final Fantasy should really watch the intro video for this game. Its a well-done cg battle royal fight scene featuring pretty much every main character and every main villain of every FF game. Kefka is in it! Friggin awesome!
    Intro Video:
    http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3171957
    Video Clips:
    http://www.1up.com/do/gameOverview?cId=3159287&type=game&sec=VIDEOS
  3. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by CabbitGirl in sledgers!!!   
    well weren't you just a sly little christmas bundle of joy for your mommy, ne?
    happy birthday sledgers!!!
  4. Myk JL liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in Happy b-day Myk JL!   

    Have any plans for celebrating?
  5. Pchan liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in New Smilies!   
    Check out all the new anime smilies! I'm loving them.
  6. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Terminator Salvation (Full Trailer)   
    pdvaP9oNe2M


    http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/terminatorsalvation/
    high quality higher resolutions.


    WOW... freakin' wow...
  7. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Kite in star wars Vs Star Trek (the ultimate answer)   
    http://www.kontraband.com/videos/14883/Star-Wars-vs-Star-Trek/#show
  8. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Dubird in New cookbook!   
    Full of recipies I'm not sure I want to know about.
    http://www.lulu.com/content/4956212
  9. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Free 20oz Dr. Pepper, 1 for everyone in America.   
    http://www.drpepper.com/freeDrPepper/
    An odd some months ago, Dr. Pepper claimed they'd give everyone in the US a free dr. pepper if Guns n' Roses would release their album (17 years in the making) before the end of this year. We'll it came out, and Dr. Pepper is holding its in of the bargin. You have until 6pm EST to register, and the site has been bogged down for hours. Apparently you have to wait 4-6 weeks for it, I kinda wish they would have made a print out coupon.
  10. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Kuwabara in My first post   
    That was my first post here on AC, roughly 4 years ago. Can you believe that it's been four years since I was that random YYH loving kid just looking around the net for more info on the series? Let me get to point it has been 4 years since I joined the Ancient Clan, with that said I love this place. As a kid (15 at the time) you guys welcomed me and all my grammatical errors and allunto the board and made this a fun place to hang out and grow. I learned about flaming and why I shouldn't do it especially on subjects that I didn't know as much as some others on here (Strider and our old Gundam debates lol).
    I've met a lot of people on here whom I consider friends. Even though I've been sorta on and off the last year or two it is good to know that I can always come back to the AC and find everyone and everything I love about it still here.
    SHOUT OUT TIME!
    Sledge
    Lady
    Strider
    Cabbit
    GG
    Flying Monkey (whatever happened to this guy?)
    Hell Cat
    Dubird
    DX
    GX
    and anyone else I missed
    Thanks for making AC the bomb!
  11. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Disney to buy EA?   
    http://kotaku.com/5075163/wall-street-journal-to-disney-buy-ea
    So... EA buys up all the small developers to create a monopoly of gaming, and now Disney is going to own all of that...

  12. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Mathias in happy anniversary!   
    Soul mates forever
  13. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Kelene in happy anniversary!   
    Thank you!!!
  14. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in NASA: Mercury more dynamic than once thought   
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081029/ap_on_sc/sci_mercury
    Slideshow contained in the link
  15. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by HKofsesshoumaru in Candy Recall!!   
    Sherwood Brands Pirate's Gold Milk Chocolate Coins may be Contaminated with Melamine
    OTTAWA, October 8, 2008 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume, distribute, or sell the Sherwood Brands Pirate’s Gold Milk Chocolate Coins described below. This product is being recalled due to positive test results for melamine conducted by the CFIA.
    The affected product, Sherwood Brands Pirate’s Gold Milk Chocolate Coins, is sold in 840g containers containing 240 pieces per container bearing UPC 0 36077 11240 7 and lot code 1928S1.
    This product is sold nationally through Costco stores and may also have been sold in bulk packages or as individual pieces at various dollar and bulk stores across Canada.
    If the original product identity and UPC code is not evident, consumers are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have the affected product.
    Retailers and distributors are advised to stop distributing Sherwood Brands Pirate’s Gold Milk Chocolate Coins and to initiate a voluntary recall of this product. The CFIA will be working with the importers to remove the affected product from the marketplace.
    There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.
    Although the health risk associated with these products is considered to be low, the advisory is being issued as a result of the Government of Canada’s ongoing investigation into milk and milk-derived products sourced in/from China that may have been distributed in Canada.
    The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
    Melamine is a chemical compound used in a number of commercial and industrial applications. Canada does not allow its use as a food ingredient.
    For more information consumers and industry can call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY 1-800-465-7735 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday to Friday).
    For information on receiving recalls by e-mail, or for other food safety facts, visit our web site at www.inspection.gc.ca.
    -30-
    Media Inquiries:
    Garfield Balsom
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Office of Food Safety and Recall
    613-760-4232
    Jean-Louis Michaud
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Operations Co-ordination – Quebec Area
    1-866-806-4115
    Right before Halloween too!!
  16. Myk JL liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in 10 times lighter but 500 times stronger than steel, 'buckypaper'   
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/technology/sns-ap-tec-buckypaper,0,4241742.story
    Click the link to see the rest of the article (on page 2) and to see a quick video.
    Now planes and cars can be lighter, so they'll use less fuel, but also have improved strength and durability. And of course, the military applications are probably huge too.
  17. Myk JL liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in 10 times lighter but 500 times stronger than steel, 'buckypaper'   
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/technology/sns-ap-tec-buckypaper,0,4241742.story
    Click the link to see the rest of the article (on page 2) and to see a quick video.
    Now planes and cars can be lighter, so they'll use less fuel, but also have improved strength and durability. And of course, the military applications are probably huge too.
  18. Pchan liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in Turning carbon dioxide into fuel   
    http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/science/10/08/co2.fuel/index.html
    Wow. Recycle the CO2 back into fuel. Now that would be some green tech. But what was the one part about a poison side effect? Was he talking about poison messing up the process or poison as a side effect? I think he means the former, because if recycling CO2 would mean pumping poison into the atmosphere instead, this would be the worst project ever. X'D
    But damn, recycling CO2 would actually be pretty huge.
  19. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Ladywriter in billionz dollar bail out   
    The Bush administration's proposal to bail out some of Wall Street's biggest players with an unprecedented transfer of public wealth to the private sector sent shock-waves throughout the nation.
    Already deep in deficit, the administration wants to borrow $700 billion dollars -- in addition to the $900 billion already spent this year to prop up troubled lending institutions and deal with the fall-out from the housing crisis -- and entrust it to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, fresh from a long run on Wall Street himself. He'd then buy up worthless paper from struggling banks.
    Who would get the money? Nobody knows. Paulson says he wants to hire Wall Street firms to oversee the process.
    Under Bush's plan, the taxpayer would get little, if anything, in return. The whole thing would happen without Congressional oversight, save for a semi-annual report on the process, and Paulson's actions would be beyond challenge in the courts.
    It is an economic coup d'etat in the making. And people are talking about little else. Here's 10 things that have been on our radars ...
    there's this now
    Demand that the Bailout Legislation Be Rejected
    We are witnessing a bankers' coup d'etat. In the name of saving the economy from a crisis created by their own greed and immense profits, Bush and the biggest bankers have taken a country and a people hostage.
    "Give us your money and tear up what's left of your Constitution or we will sink your economy," is the message from Wall Street and the Bush Administration. "Give us the power and money we demand or you will be left jobless from a new economic depression."
    Under the pretext of the banking crisis, the Bush Administration is changing the way this country operates. This is not simply taking trillions of dollars from the people and giving it to the richest bankers to do with as they see fit.
    Click here to send your letter to Congress:
    http://www.impeachbush.org/site/R?i=sjPOnjcYiWQh-ruFgNa6FQ..
    Congress is poised to vote to give the Executive Branch of government, and specifically the White House's political appointees in the Treasury Department, the absolute right to take our money and give it to domestic and foreign banks and corporations without any oversight of elected officials, from the courts, or from the people.
    The new legislation states: "Decisions by the Secretary [of the Treasury] pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency." The Legislation allows the Treasury Department to appoint the same bankers who created the crisis to administer and dictate the use of trillions of our tax dollars.
    We will not stand by and let the Bush Administration formalize its vision of a "government of, by and for the richest bankers."
    The new system institutionalizes theft on a grand scale. Lehman Brothers bankers will receive $2.5 billion in bonuses after their company went bankrupt last week, but the new dictatorial authority under the White House and Treasury Department has ruled out any relief for the millions of working families who are being foreclosed.
    We live in a $15 trillion annual economy. Instead of taking our tax dollars and giving it to the already rich and powerful, these funds should be used provide to decent paying jobs, affordable housing, health care and a good education for our children. There is another way!
    Now is the time to hear the voice of the people. A spineless Congress authorized Bush's illegal war in Iraq and rubber-stamped the Patriot Act. Now they are being herded like sheep again to give the White House and Wall Street dictatorial control over the people's money.
    [rant]this is some bullfuckinshit Again Bush admin is wipin its ass with the constitution No bail outs w/o some kind of fuckin accountability. Feds just printin more money. Rescue the insurance company, hmm.. not for you or me with our trivial investements, its for asshats like Larry Silverstien who profited from the towers. Where's all the money right? Its in the hands of a few and they're mismanaging it, us, the planet cuz of greed. College puts most ppl in debt and if you can get clear of that you might be able to get in even bigger debt for a house. Either way the minute you cut the apron strings you owe owe owe. this is bullshit we should just let the stock market crash, let the rich take one to the nuts. All us poor ppl alrady know how to deal w it cuz we pump our own gas. we'll be fine, we'll bounce back. I'm in favor of some riots and revloution in the streets. [/rant]
  20. Pchan liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in Historic first look at an alien world, 3.1 quadrillion miles away   
    http://dvice.com/archives/2008/09/historic_first.php
    Click the link for the picture.
  21. Pchan liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in Historic first look at an alien world, 3.1 quadrillion miles away   
    http://dvice.com/archives/2008/09/historic_first.php
    Click the link for the picture.
  22. Pchan liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in Historic first look at an alien world, 3.1 quadrillion miles away   
    http://dvice.com/archives/2008/09/historic_first.php
    Click the link for the picture.
  23. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Kite in Naruto - Current Manga in Japan   
    the writer will probably change his mind, and make a huge twist with sasukes true motive, like he did with itachi
    i think the raikage will probably declair war on konoho, adding more hell to their situation, then naruto will befriend him, as they both had a lonly childhood ;p
    they will join forces to fight ataksuki, but raikage gets killed, fueling some long over due nine tails action
    I WANT MORE NARUTO, not emo boy who cant make up his mind on anything
  24. gokuDX7 liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in Would you live in a dome?   
    http://dvice.com/archives/2008/08/styrofoam_dome.php
    Check out the pictures, they actually look decent on the inside. If you got four of them connected, you could live in a pretty good sized dome home. I wonder if you could flip one of the domes upside down, bury it to ground level and connect the top dome to it... Then you could live in a duplex sphere.
    I'd get one and layer dirt up the sides and on top, grow grass all over it and live like a hobbit.
  25. gokuDX7 liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in Would you live in a dome?   
    http://dvice.com/archives/2008/08/styrofoam_dome.php
    Check out the pictures, they actually look decent on the inside. If you got four of them connected, you could live in a pretty good sized dome home. I wonder if you could flip one of the domes upside down, bury it to ground level and connect the top dome to it... Then you could live in a duplex sphere.
    I'd get one and layer dirt up the sides and on top, grow grass all over it and live like a hobbit.