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"the right person"

are you sure? When you click through, it goes to a football player in Colombia. tedder (talk) 19:11, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Positive. Hey, when it says Tedder, I sit up straight, get THREE sources and alphabetize! <Grin> Namaste...DocOfSoc (talk) 22:39, 28 January 2011 (UTC)
So you are saying that Garcia's entry should stay even though there is no article for her? tedder (talk) 23:49, 28 January 2011 (UTC)
Yessir please. If you will set up a stub, ( I don't know how) I will write a nice little article. Did you check the sources? notable enough? Namaste...DocOfSoc (talk) 00:39, 29 January 2011 (UTC)
You haven't created article before? Do it in your userspace (User:DocOfSoc/Alexis Garcia (softball)) and I'll help you out, okay? tedder (talk) 01:36, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

Great idea Tedder! Thanks, that is really nice of busy you. I will contact you soon. I have TGIF-itis ;-) Have a great weekend! Namaste! ...DocOfSoc (talk) 03:22, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

No problem. Nudge me if you are waiting for feedback or anything. Have a good weekend. tedder (talk) 04:27, 29 January 2011 (UTC)


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Pico Rivera, California

Hi there, what a mess the vandals have in the Pico Rivera, California article. After you fixed a large number of vandalism edits, I found a couple more and fixed them as well. There could be others, as I looked back to an edit on January 15, and alot more text seems to have changed since then. I'm not sure what, if any was changed for the better or what could posibly have been the work of vandals. When you get a chance, can you take a closer look and see. It's polsible we got all the vandalism, I'm just not 100% sure. Thanks. Cmr08 (talk) 02:40, 4 February 2011 (UTC) Thank YOU! Hey, we be a good team! ;-) DocOfSoc (talk) 04:18, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

S-1 Edit

Ummm... why? There's been no recent activity, the whole thing about refactoring others' talk pages... and this would seem to be "poking the bear". You know I love ya always, but I must tell you I am confused about this one (and don't want to see you get in trouble). Sigh. Let me know what's up :> Doc talk 02:38, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

This offensive remark should have been removed months ago. As it is by a proven Sockpuppet of SRQ"s, what is the problem? I have been really sick for some time and am trying to catch up. I have not been around much after being betrayed by someone I really trusted. It is denigrating and insulting. Does it not conform to the criteria that such material may be deleted immediately? DocOfSocTalk 02:59, 16 February 2011 (UTC)
No, it doesn't unfortunately. It don't think it would meet RD3 (which is what most admins seem to cite when revdeleting something nowadays), or else it would have already been. You could ask an admin for revdeletion of the edit, but I doubt it would happen (not to discourage you from asking at all). The real problem is that it was at another user's page, and he reacted rather quickly and reverted you: plus it was an old edit. We've just got to let sleeping dogs lie and get on with editing. No one's going to go looking into that page for that: so just forget about it. Lots to do here, and focusing on that isn't necessary. Cheers :> Doc talk 03:07, 16 February 2011 (UTC)
OK Ok. I was mostly dead all day. Didn't ya miss me? I have been totally bereft. DocOfSocTalk 03:11, 16 February 2011 (UTC)
Still thinking. Isn't that item "Purely disruptive material that is of little or no relevance or merit to the project." Huh? DocOfSocTalk 03:13, 16 February 2011 (UTC)
It's not enough for revdeletion, I'm pretty positive. Of course I missed you, but we only cross paths when things are "rocky" ;> I love CA (and have visited a few times), but I know not enough to write a blurb about any one town. Actually... I've been to Yreka - maybe I should write about that! That's a little north of your expertise, but if you ever go up to Crater Lake, fly into Redding and drive up. It's a beautiful trip! Cheers :> Doc talk 03:23, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

Have been to those places you mentioned many times, yes lovely. DocOfSocTalk 03:30, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

I meant we don't edit the same articles so we don't see each other much. Cheer up! Send me an e-mail, will ya? Doc talk 03:32, 16 February 2011 (UTC)
I guess I should have looked a little at what's been posted before I posted mine below. ;) Cheer up, ok? Like I say below email me, I think we are both in the same kind of boat, feeling lousy.  :( Also, you should know by now that you can come to me to talk to about things so that you don't get so upset. Please, email me, I'm home now. --CrohnieGalTalk 14:09, 19 February 2011 (UTC)


Hi, just dropping in to say hello. Did you get my email? Please check and see if you did or not. It's been about a week I think. I just emailed you some personal stuff and was checking in on you to see how you are feeling. Let's take this to email ok? I hope you are feeling better. I am, but slowly, be well, --CrohnieGalTalk 14:01, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

  • SOON Girlfriend & Doc DocOfSocTalk 13:05, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

RESOURCE to work on:

My sister died a year ago today. When your twin dies, an integral part of you is lost forever. You will find me at the largest cemetery in the United States with flowers and a twirley :-( DocOfSocTalk 12:59, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

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San Marino, California

Hi, I noticed that you reverted a couple of my edits to the notable people section. I gather that you want to add a somewhat in-depth description to each person, and I understand that, but right now it is making the section seem cluttered and somewhat unreadable. Having a basic description of the person with the link to their page (should a reader want to find out more) should suffice and is typically the norm for a city's notable residents page. I also added a couple more people to the list and removed a couple that did not have their own articles. Just trying to clean it up a bit, hope you understand. Thanks! Gordonhigh (talk) 07:40, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

Molly Bee

My pleasure; you are most welcome! Thanks for noticing. RadioBroadcast (talk) 04:36, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

File source problem with File:S1147744285 30032520 738.jpg

Thank you for uploading File:S1147744285 30032520 738.jpg. I noticed that the file's description page currently doesn't specify who created the content, so the copyright status is unclear. If you did not create this file yourself, you will need to specify the owner of the copyright. If you obtained it from a website, please add a link to the website from which it was taken, together with a brief restatement of that website's terms of use of its content. However, if the copyright holder is a party unaffiliated from the website's publisher, that copyright should also be acknowledged. Unsourced and untagged images may be deleted one week after they have been tagged per Wikipedia's criteria for speedy deletion, F4. If the image is copyrighted and non-free, the image will be deleted 48 hours after 03:51, 2 March 2011 (UTC) per speedy deletion criterion F7. If the file is already gone, you can still make a request for undeletion and ask for a chance to fix the problem. If you have any questions or are in need of assistance please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Eeekster (talk) 03:51, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

Thank you Eeekster, (love your name)! As you may have surmised, I don't have a clue as to what I am doing. The upload is from a Sunday newspaper, LA Times. I cannot read the author/editor,will not zoom. Is it hopeless or jsut me?TY DocOfSocTalk 09:46, 4 March 2011 (UTC)
(Wikistalking) Here's what I'd do in a similar situation...find a similar picture (i.e. a screenshot of a page of a newspaper), assume that the licensing will be similar, copy the licensing template, make any alterations as needed to fit your picture, and paste it where the warning about no licensing. I think you will be OK not to include the original author of the article if use some kind of non-free low-res-screenshot-as-an-example licensing. FYI, I could be totally offbase, but I've done similar things in the past, and it's worked for me.

GSUSA Thanks, Chris--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 04:40, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

Just plain polite

The use of:

Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard‎; 04:51 . . (+316) . . Ncmvocalist (talk | contribs) (→Proposal to revoke sanction no longer needed: WP:GS#Tony Abbott: when a total of 5 users commented in a "community decision", it would be wise to notify the 5 rather than leaving a post on an inactive article talk page)

"Borrowed" ;-)

Notifying users is what one does! DocOfSocTalk 12:09, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

To all my beloved Admins please ignore; This is dedicated to the one who betrayed my trust and almost drove me away from Wiki. DocOfSocTalk 22:09, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

Maybe you can help

GIven your education and location, I was wondering... Trying to assess the contribution of "country" music ie Western Swing, to the dance originally known as Western Swing; now called West Coast Swing. There appears to be collective amnesia about the dance halls, etc that had thousands of people listening to Okie jazz. Am working with "Proud to be an Okie". Know any sources that deal with this? Sounds like a socialogy kind of thing! Steve Pastor (talk) 17:05, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

BTW, my maternal origins are pure Okie ;-) DocOfSocTalk 23:10, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
From Muskogee? :> Doc talk 01:17, 21 March 2011 (UTC)
From the glorious fly-over state of Misery...where else? LOL I miss you MORE! DocOfSocTalk 01:42, 21 March 2011 (UTC)


Hi, sometimes I jump too quick, without thinking first. This was one of those times. Don't worry, there's no problem here, I'll try not to react so quick in the future. Thanks for the award, I'll add it to my user page. Cmr08 (talk) 23:46, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

My stuff

User: Blue Marble Egg

DocOfSoc - Blue Marble Egg is a suspected sockpuppet of LHB1239 / SkagitRiver Queen for the following reasons: - Uses TW to revert, just like LHB1239 - Account created January 13th, around the time that LHB1239 was banned - Made edits to Grand Cayman Islands & Three Cups of Tea, both articles which were of interest to LHB1239 - Made far more reverts than new content, which is indicative of an experienced editor rather than a newbie.

Blue Pony Express (talk) 03:27, 28 March 2012 (UTC) TY! DocOfSocTalk 02:31, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

Now that the case is closed, and I'm getting all the ducks in a row, I just realized that I totally missed some truly classic behavior. Canvassing against you[5][6](calling you "he" was a nice touch, because knowing you were a "she" would be far more obvious ;P). If you ever suspect a new editor popping up and suddenly "lecturing" and reporting you to be really be an actually not new editor, please do not hesitate to contact me immediately. Cheers :> Doc talk 08:55, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

Shooting of Trayvon Martin

Hi Doc - I think you didn't mean to make this edit which reverted my edit about Zimmerman's employment, as the edit summary doesn't make sense for that one. I suspect you actually meant to revert this one about the quotes in Z's father's description of Z's ethnicity? I'm going to go out on a limb and fix mine, and you can check into the one about the quotes - I don;t know what is in there now. Let me know if I'm wrong and I'll apologize all over the page.... Cheers Tvoz/talk 08:41, 1 April 2012 (UTC)


Hi. First, I liked that your comment about Zimmerman-Martin relative size was balanced. Regarding Trayvon's size, it brought to mind a story that was in the news many years ago about a father and son that were out walking one night. The son was on leave after basic training in the army, was a couple of years older than Trayvon and exactly the same height and weight, 6'1" and 150 lbs. Their walk was interrupted when they were accosted by three muggers. The muggers got the living crap beat out of them. --Bob K31416 (talk) 13:20, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

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If japandroid continues I recommend reporting him to WP:ANI or WP:BLPN--Jac16888 Talk 11:37, 6 January 2013 (UTC)


Your recent editing history at Charles Karel Bouley shows that you are currently engaged in an edit war. Being involved in an edit war can result in you being blocked from editing—especially if you violate the three-revert rule, which states that an editor must not perform more than three reverts on a single page within a 24-hour period. Undoing another editor's work—whether in whole or in part, whether involving the same or different material each time—counts as a revert. Also keep in mind that while violating the three-revert rule often leads to a block, you can still be blocked for edit warring—even if you don't violate the three-revert rule—should your behavior indicate that you intend to continue reverting repeatedly. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Japandroids (talkcontribs) 04:03, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Exception to 3RR rule: Reverting obvious vandalism—edits that any well-intentioned user would agree constitute vandalism, such as page blanking and adding offensive language. DocOfSocTalk 04:08, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Your recent editing history at Charles Karel Bouley shows that you are currently engaged in an edit war. Being involved in an edit war can result in you being blocked from editing—especially if you violate the three-revert rule, which states that an editor must not perform more than three reverts on a single page within a 24-hour period. Undoing another editor's work—whether in whole or in part, whether involving the same or different material each time—counts as a revert. Also keep in mind that while violating the three-revert rule often leads to a block, you can still be blocked for edit warring—even if you don't violate the three-revert rule—should your behavior indicate that you intend to continue reverting repeatedly. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Japandroids (talkcontribs) 05:31, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Doc #2 - the edits of Japandroids do not meet the definition of vandalism. There is a baiting aspect to this that you may not be seeing - please do not be goaded into an edit war! Japandroids is under a level of scrutiny that you are not, so let us handle this without you getting too upset, please. Cheers :> Doc talk 07:18, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
Doc#1 Gotcha. Had surgery yesterday. Fading fast, will be ok. FYI karel's remark about Pat was made in the chat, mic was off and the worst thing he said was that using one particular word was unprofessional. I was ther. they are friends and it was a minor tizzy. That blogger is a lurker in chat . You are awesome!

Lady MacBeth DocOfSocTalk 23:03, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

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DocOfSoc, I'll be brief and to the point. I don't know what your dispute is with Japandroids but I'll find out what's up with them. In the meantime: a. do NOT post warning templates on their USER page. b. if they remove them, do NOT restore them. If they remove warnings from their talk page, do NOT restore them. Clear? Thanks. Drmies (talk) 03:29, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

  • And you're lucky that I don't agree completely with Doc9871. I don't think their edits are vandalism, but I see a BLP concern there. If I didn't I would have blocked you as well. Please wisen up and next time don't get involved in an edit war, alright? And read WP:BLANKING. Drmies (talk) 03:37, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Excuse me, I am not the one doing the blanking and it is insulting to point it out to me .According to WP: Wiki I am allowed to remove egregious remarks without it being an editing war. I am an respected editor of long standing and have, as you see above have long been targeted because of the subject matter I choose. I have been called a vandal and a loser just today by Japaniods and you chastise me because of a two month long tendentious homophoobic agenda by Japanoids? I don't understand why I cannot post warnings when they are merited. I was bombarded by months of templates as a newbie and no one said a word. You want to know the history, go to SRQ (SkagitRiverQueen)in the archives. If what Japanoids is doing isn't vandalism that please explain to me what is. His posting HIS warning template on my page was not mentioned either! Namaste DocOfSocTalk 03:56, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

  • DocOfSoc, what on earth are you talking about? The history of their user page, here, clearly indicates that you posted warnings there (on the USER page--in six edits), and then restored them twice after they reverted you. That's wrong, and if you don't know that you're lacking competence. You restored your comments after they removed them on their user talk page as well. This has nothing to do with how bad their edits were, or what a peach you are--it is simply to indicate to you that you should follow the guidelines, and to warn you that you should be careful yourself when getting caught up in an edit war. No one is saying that you cannot post warnings if they are merited, but you cannot restore them after they're reverted. Sheesh. Drmies (talk) 04:21, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

edit conflict My understanding was that they had to be reverted by an admin not blanked by the user themselves!

Did you miss this?:January 2013

Hello, I'm Jim1138. I noticed that you made a comment on the page User talk:DocOfSoc that didn't seem very civil, so I removed it. Wikipedia needs people like you and me to collaborate, so it’s one of our core principles to interact with one another in a polite and respectful manner. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks, Jim1138 (talk) 03:40, 10 January 2013 (UTC) Please do not attack other editors, as you did at User talk:DocOfSoc with this edit. Comment on content, not on contributors. Personal attacks damage the community and deter users. Please stay cool and keep this in mind while editing. Thank you, Jim1138 (talk) 03:54, 10 January 2013 (UTC) Did you see that the very wise Sarek of Vulcan had already blocked Bouley's page once because of Japandroids? Ty for the Sheesh, makes you more human, and yes I am a peach. ;-) I have been away for awhile since my twin sister died suddenly and have never had any patience with incompetence. If I have been misinformed, I apologize, but I have been asking for help for this name calling droid (for which he should be chastised) for a month.I have strived futilely for fairness my entire life and my gut tells me you are innately fair but perhaps did not read the entire saga. Namaste DocOfSocTalk 04:39, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Japandroids has made 92 edits to Wikipedia in the span of four months, with only six of them not directly focused on this one little article. One really can't get more "SPA" with those numbers. They have accused DocOfSoc (Doc #2) of being Karel,[7][8] called her a "bully", an "idiot", a "vandal" and a "loser",[9][10][11] and been an all-round pain-in-the-ass with agendga-driven and crude edit summaries like "Andrew had the AIDS.."[12] Japandriods is not here to build an encyclopedia. They are here to troll. Time to say goodbye to this editor. Doc talk 06:30, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
Doc(9871), I'm not disputing anything about Japandroids, and it warrants further investigation. Note that I blocked them for edit-warring. But that doesn't mean that Doc(OfSoc) can reinstate blanked warnings: Doc, users are free to remove those themselves (for better or for worse). There are more fruitful avenues to pursue: edit-warring (which is edit-warring even if you're right) is not one of them, and neither is reinstating warnings. If a user removes a warning we take that to mean they have read them; subsequent warnings of course can be increased in level. Other Doc, I'll have a look at those diffs. DocOfSoc, if there is a saga then a forum needs to be sought other than the user's talk page; I am not aware that this has happened. On another note, when's the last time we had three Docs in conversation? and didn't I see a note from Doc James, above? (and did I not just leave a note for Dr.K. (talk · contribs)? Did someone ping Dr. Blofeld yet?) This may be the healthiest talk page on Wikipedia. Drmies (talk) 15:33, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
Heh - I can always give DoctorJoeE (talk · contribs) a shout! Doc #2 tends to get a little "red-headed" (by her own admission) when needled by accounts like Japandroids, and I can attest that her experience with the banned SkagitRiverQueen (talk · contribs) was unpleasant to the extreme (and it started with this same article). I know it negatively affected the way she trusts other users, especially highly questionable ones like Japandroids. Once bitten, twice shy, they say: she was chewed upon for many months by that user (SRQ). Brucejenner (talk · contribs)'s cavalcade of socks had also harassed her over this article, so I can see how she gets bent out of shape when a SPA like Japandroids pops up to irritate. I don't think it's either one of them, but if I had to pick one I would lean towards Brucejenner because of the homophobic undertones (which SRQ would not have). Of course, you are correct about BLANKING, and I doubt Doc #2 would have reacted that way except out of sheer frustration with, and suspicion of, this person. Cheers :> Doc talk 00:20, 22 February 2013 (UTC)
Well, Japandroids won't be bothering anyone anymore. Thanks, Doc, also for the explanation. Doc, hang tight. Drmies (talk) 02:33, 22 February 2013 (UTC)
Good call on the indef - their first four edits to the article say it all. I can't resist this one, really... ;> Doc talk 06:28, 22 February 2013 (UTC)
That one doctor (you know, the doctor) was a pretty hot doctor. Thank you, Doc, for providing the diffs that made this an easy call. Doctor, doctor, Drmies (talk) 15:06, 22 February 2013 (UTC)


Are you okay? Seven days is a long time for you not to log in after dealing with unpleasantness here, but I know you've been on less than you used to be. E-mail me if you're taking a break, but don't just vanish! Doc talk 05:46, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

I am fine,I will stalk you forever if you promise never to call me DOS again (PC Piece of crap)!!
YOU are my Doc#1 and I am Doc #2 and the others can get in line ;-). TY both for your intercession, I was having deja vu nightmares. :Drmies is one incredibly impressive peach!
that but this blow, Might be the be-all and the end-all—here, Namaste DocOfSocTalk 03:51, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

I forgot - refactored! I won't forget again, I promise. Glad you're okay! Cheers :> Doc talk 04:06, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

Big news from City of Bell today

And I hope you are doing as well as Luis Artiga did. GeorgeLouis (talk) 23:25, 20 March 2013 (UTC)


See the talk page for the article. Fladrif (talk) 13:42, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

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You dont know me but

I do not think that stops me from saying that All will be well. It always is, in the long run. And we are all in for a long run, far longer than many can even grasp. G d bless. Irondome (talk) 01:56, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

Full time Job

Cancer is a full time job, second round of chemo now. Be back someday. I am going to be FINE !! DocOfSocTalk 07:08, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Get well soon! Kick the cancer down the road. :) Doc talk 06:07, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

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My cancer

<> The Battle Continues!

Doc #2 DocOfSocTalk  04:06, 5 June 2014 (UTC)


sorry to have missed all. Still fighting cancer, too sick to write much but never fear, still sarcastic and feisty!  ;-)

Copy and pasting

A number of your edits appear to be copied and pasted from sources including [13] and [14] Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 02:01, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

CCI Notice

Hello, DocOfSoc. This message is being sent to inform you that a request for a contributor copyright investigation has been filed at Contributor copyright investigations concerning your contributions to Wikipedia in relation to Wikipedia's copyrights policy. The listing can be found here. For some suggestions on responding, please see Responding to a CCI case. Thank you. I see from this page that you have other, much more serious, problems. I'm so sorry if this adds to them in any way. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 14:50, 23 October 2014 (UTC)


Copyright issue

In dealing with my precious sister's cancer and death and then my own rather serious ongoing battle with cancer, copyright issues are beyond my ken ATM. My previous issue in 2010 was a lack of understanding of the issue and I went thru every one of my articles to correct them. When my sister died, I went thru what they used to call a "nervous breakdown" and now am affected by my own problems with Post-chemotherapy cognitive impairment (a misnomer for sure). I don't even remember making those posts. Do what ever you need to do. I appreciate what a heavy load that work is for anyone. I apologize, I do know better and can only say I obvioulsy have lost my mind while trying to save my life. I stayed away from Wiki most of the past few years, being aware the brain was not working on all burners. I have had 16 rounds of each, chemo and radiation and still have more to go. I am sorry, I thought I always rearranged references satisfactoriy but apparently did not. Kick my a** or what ever, I am too sick to care ATM. PLease copy this wherever appeals go. I can't do anymore. Would like to come back someday when I find my brain. Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa, Mea Maxima Culpa. Namaste DocOfSocTalk 02:03, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

User:DocOfSoc, I'm truly sorry that you're still so unwell and that you lost your sister. :( I understand that health and real world stressors can impact behavior. A CCI is conducted when there are identified multiple copyright problems. Unfortunately, these remain an issue even if you were not conscious of what you were doing at the time they were placed. I'm glad to hear that you conducted the review after we talked about copyright issues in 2010, but as additional issues seem to have been introduced after that, I'm not sure that we have any choice but to look for and address them where they exist. I do not assume or believe that you had any intention to create problems. Copyright is simply a policy we have to enforce and that means removing content that does not comply. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 10:40, 24 October 2014 (UTC)


My son was murdered October 29. Google Shaun Diamond. I am decimated. DocOfSocTalk 22:30, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

  • You don't know me, but you have my deepest sympathies. CrowCaw 00:03, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • And mine. I can imagine little that would be more devastating than that. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 13:32, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • I'm so sorry to hear that. :-( --SarekOfVulcan (talk) 13:57, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  • I'm sad about this. I am thinking of you and praying hard for your recovery. Doc talk 07:06, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Unimaginable sorrow. Commiseration is useless, but you have mine. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 14:48, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Resurrection of Southern California Task Force

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Type 2

Started discussion here [15]. Best Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 07:54, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi Ya Doc! Here is the reference I personally know is in error: "Diabetes Fact sheet N°312". WHO. October 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2014. #3 in the references on the Diabetes page. Chemotherapy caused my diabetes and I am sure you know heredity is a major factor. DocOfSocTalk 20:28, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi ya Doc Also ;-) LTNS! Just checking in for my murdered son's (Officer Shaun Richard Diamond) listings. Yes I am aware heredity is a factor in Diabetes, but not in my case. A short search came up with [16] . . Between chemo, radiation and the loss of my son, I have much to relearn, but I hope this is clear. Will check in later DocOfSocTalk 02:02, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

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