Swine Flue

Discussion in 'Health and Wellness Forum' started by Cass, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    They are all leaving Mexico and heading north...this traveling group just went by my house....


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  2. Cookie

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    We don't want em, put em on a rocket and send them to space! Let the aliens deal with em.

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  3. Redwood

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  4. Scuba_Dave

    Scuba_Dave Extreme DIY Homeowner

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    Just don't go to the market
    Everyone knows this little piggy went to the market
  5. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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    Redwood illustrates very clearly that swine can enter your flue.


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    I always use a chimney cap to prevent this from happening.

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  6. Cookie

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    Too funny.
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  7. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Now there is something I haven't thought of in about 15 years...:eek:
  8. Thatguy

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  9. Cookie

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    Hey That Guy,

    I like your lightning.

    What do you propose the govn should use? I saw a picture on yahoo where they are looking like bee keepers. Here I will see if I can find it.

    I found it,

    Yikes...

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  10. Thatguy

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    I don't know how that lightning got there.
    A course on actual vs. perceived risk.
    ". . .that people will accept risks 1,000 greater if they are voluntary (e.g. driving a car) than if they are involuntary (e.g. a nuclear disaster)."
    So far, the likelihood of you or I getting this is about equal to being hit by lightning (not that shown, of course).

    BTW, I used to have hair like in the photo, but not quite that long.

    Regarding Mr. Hodgkins, I've heard that you are supposed to hate and confront him, every single day. You're probably already doing that.
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  11. Cookie

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    What happened to your hair?
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  12. Thatguy

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    I suspect about 30,000 of them went down drains. Maybe this is a complaint for the plumbing section.
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  13. Ian Gills

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    We're at level four guys.

    Phase 1: No viruses circulating among animals causing infections in plumbers

    Phase 2: Animal influenza virus causes infection in plumbers, and is considered potential pandemic threat

    Phase 3: Influenza causes sporadic cases in plumbers, but no significant electrician-to-remodeler transmission

    Phase 4: Verified plumber-to-electrician transmission able to cause forum-level outbreaks. Significant increase in risk of a pandemic

    Phase 5: Plumber-to-remodeler transmission in at least two sections of the forum. Strong signal pandemic imminent

    Phase 6: Virus spreads to another forum. Global pandemic under way
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    leejosepho DIY scratch-pad engineer

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    Disturbing.
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  16. Cookie

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    I got my B B gun out. What a shame too, they are so cute. I'll protect you Cass.
  17. Thatguy

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    With your particular immune system, your conditional probability
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conditional_probability
    for having problems with this latest public health problem is higher than for other people.
    In the link, B is the state of your immune system and A is the likelihood of having a problem with this latest set of bugs.

    I guess for peace of mind you should buy the masks. . .? And the certificates on my wall have, so far, prevented walrus attacks.
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  18. Ian Gills

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    We're in Phase 5.

    Still, let's not worry too much. Any well-stocked bar should be able to combat a flu. I normally start with two glasses of red and if that does not make me feel better I bring out the big guns...a single malt.
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  20. mcrandi

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    scientist are busy finding solutions to destroy or to control it spread, this is a very serious condition which all of us have to be considered about

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