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[ - ] My 8th grade DS is not a nice kid. I am coming to this realization. I have gotten multiple calls this summer from his camp, he has been bullying other kids and has been asked not to come back next summer. He is a very popular, athletic, and charismatic kid, but has the same problems in our (public) school. I punish and scream but his behavior does not change. He seems to enjoy preying on weaker kids. 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:30 AM Flag
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Are you asking for help? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:44 AM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:51 AM Flag
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I don't see how he could be popular. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:44 AM Flag
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He is very good at sports. I honestly think that is the reason. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:50 AM Flag
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Really? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:51 AM Flag
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I would pull him from camp as punishment #1. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:44 AM Flag
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Are you married? What does DH say? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:45 AM Flag
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No, I am a single parent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:50 AM Flag
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I knew this. Child therapist ASAP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:56 AM Flag
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^ I don't see you handling this alone [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:58 AM Flag
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How is it that you didn't see this behavior before now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:48 AM Flag
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You both sound extremely angry and frustrated. You cope by screaming, he by bullying. And he is popular because kids would rather be his "friend" than his victim. You need a new strategy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:38 AM Flag
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How do they sound angry? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:54 AM Flag
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So he'll become a banker and support you in your old age. And you'll never have dil troubles because he'll move onto a new wife every couple of years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:41 AM Flag
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np So dumb. My dh is a banker and was a total nerd in high school. Never bullied anyone, though he was good at sports as well as being #1 in his graduating class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:49 AM Flag
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Sounds like you both need some tools for dealing with anger. He is obviously bottling something up and taking it out on "weaker" kids. Both of you should get into counseling, stat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:57 AM Flag
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Have you talked to him about it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:53 AM Flag
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Find anything you can about the effects of bullying on the victims. Make him read it, watch it, whatever. These scars last decades. He needs to know how he's damaging people's lives. Bring him home from camp. No computer, no nothing, if there are any reports of him bullying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:58 AM Flag
[ - ] SIL arrived from Africa last week, we are having dinner with her tomorrow, I am freaking out right now and about to cancel dinner, Ebola is around and I don't want to risk my family. Any suggestions in how cancel this? TIA 58 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:29 AM Flag
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Tell her your DC is sick. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:19 AM Flag
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DH has a work thing you forgot about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:19 AM Flag
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op- Dh wants to see her and thinks I am overreacting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:31 AM Flag
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How would you get out of anything else? Just say something has come up and you'll reschedule. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:19 AM Flag
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op- Dh wants to see her and bring the kids with him, I told him several times this is a deadly mistake. I don't know what to do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:32 AM Flag
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lol, troll [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:19 AM Flag
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op- I wish [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:31 AM Flag
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Tell her you will reschedule..in 2 years!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:30 AM Flag
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or in 21 days, the incubation period [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:52 AM Flag
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fake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:20 AM Flag
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op- If you think this is fake, don't reply and leave me alone, this is a serious matter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:33 AM Flag
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Ebola infected Americans flying back to USA. Where in USA will they be treated? Praying for them to recover, Ebola is a tough virus. http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/31/health/ebola-outbreak/index.html [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:21 AM Flag
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DC? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:22 AM Flag
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yeah... they will get treatment in a special room in congress. joke. has to be in a remote area i bet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:22 AM Flag
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Alaska [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:34 AM Flag
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i see Russia from my house! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:36 AM Flag
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No, they're going to Emory in Atlanta. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:35 AM Flag
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Emory in Atlanta [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:34 AM Flag
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really? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:36 AM Flag
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:27 AM Flag
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do you know why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:40 AM Flag
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"Emory University Hospital has been informed of plans to transfer a patient with the Ebola virus to its special facility containment unit" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:41 AM Flag
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Two American medical missionaries working with Ebola patients in Liberia have been diagnosed with the virus. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, who worked at a medical center operated by the North Carolina-based Samaritan's Purse, were listed in stable but grave condition, according to a statement from the organization. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:42 AM Flag
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great people!!! [ Reply | More ]
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op- I don't know if she is infected, it takes 21 days to show up any signs. She arrived last week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:33 AM Flag
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You don't need DH's permission. Call and cancel for a different time. Tell DH *you're* sick. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:35 AM Flag
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"Tell DH *you're* sick." flu always works. it's a good one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:36 AM Flag
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It is a good one. Tell her that you watched a documentary with Dustin Hoffman in it called "Outbreak" and in that one the virus mutated and went airborne. Tell her that you're worried that your flu and her Ebola might have a virus baby and everyone will die. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:50 AM Flag
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they are [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:36 AM Flag
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it's known that htey were infected already 2 weeks ago [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:41 AM Flag
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they aren't contagious during the incubation period [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:49 AM Flag
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What country was she in? Africa is a big place... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:36 AM Flag
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both in Liberia, the epicenter of the epidemic [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:37 AM Flag
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No way... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:27 AM Flag
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yep, that's why they had to close the borders. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:39 AM Flag
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Why was she there? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:28 AM Flag
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sorry! that's where the 2 American infected people were. now they are in USA in Atlanta. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:41 AM Flag
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op- That wasn't me. She was in Mali, Ghana and Nigeria. Pretty damn close to Liberia tbh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:41 AM Flag
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yes, like I'm close to Russia by living in the us [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:51 AM Flag
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Egypt [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:38 AM Flag
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Africa is a frigging continent. Where in Africa? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:26 AM Flag
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India [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:38 AM Flag
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op- Mali, Ghana and Nigeria. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:29 AM Flag
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Nigeria? Hell yeah, say "I know you will think I am paranoid, but I have kids and dont want to risk anything at all. Sorry I sound odd, but I just wouldnt have a comfortable night". I said the same thing to a friend when our family was invited to his beach house for the weekend when I knew he had just been pulling asbestos out of the roof. He said it was all OK, he did it safely and there would be no fibres left floating around, but with 3 little kids I wasn't taking a chance. It pissed him off, he didn't understand, but I still dont regret it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:56 AM Flag
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Holy shit. I hope you informed everyone you know that your infectious SIL is in town [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:37 AM Flag
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i'm hoping that if they can get better treatment in USA, both can survive. issue is, the news claim that there's no treatment yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:37 AM Flag
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MD moms: wonder whether in USA there's at least, something in experimental stages. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:38 AM Flag
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oh no! can I ask, i'm not into this topic. seems that the virus had very different survival rates depending the area. (TE article). why is this? different versions of the virus? or better sanitary conditions? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:42 AM Flag
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the difference was very big, like 80% death rate vs say, 60%. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:43 AM Flag
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Probably viral mutations and different standards of care [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:35 AM Flag
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"different standards of care" higher degrees of isolation? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:43 AM Flag
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Which part of Africa? It's a pretty big place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:39 AM Flag
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If you can restrain yourself from licking her eyeballs you might just get through it... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:40 AM Flag
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classy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:43 AM Flag
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I'd cancel- but I am a heartless b-tch like that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:52 AM Flag
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I'd tell her you kid was vomiting all night and you don't want to get her sick. You will call her to reschedule and then I would put it off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:43 AM Flag
[ - ] Thinking about getting a rescue dog...a Morkie (Maltese/Yorkie). Thoughts? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:28 AM Flag
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Yappy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:41 AM Flag
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I had a yorkie and he was the best little dog. He never yapped, but did sneeze when he got excited. I miss him every day and it's been almost 9 years since he died. He ruined me for other dogs, he was just so wonderful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:58 AM Flag
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Always keep in mind why someone would pay so much for a designer dog and then want to pass the dog on. Issues could be aggression towards people or furniture or elimination habits; barking. Could be bad dog; could be bad owners [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:56 AM Flag
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Op: owner says he works long days and no time for dog...but I wonder. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:11 AM Flag
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We have a Dorkie- a dauchshund yorkie mix- best dog! Mellow, loving perfect size. Everyone loves him. Got him at the pound and we really lucked out [ Reply | More ]
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Op: thanks or response [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:12 AM Flag
[ - ] I have been up and down over whether to post this .. but. I became close with a pregnant mom group 10 years ago. We then became a mommy & me group but then disbanded when our kids hit different preschools and schools. But we've had annual reunions because we really did get close during the years we knew each other. I haven't been to a reunion in 3 years because it's become obvious that our dc is mentally delayed. It was easier to hide before but now it's just going to be obvious. If it makes a difference - my dc doesn't remember these people and the reunion is probably just for me and the other families. It just seems like an invitation to unfavorably compare for reasons that my dc doesn't need. Thoughts? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:25 AM Flag
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I wouldn't go either [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:37 AM Flag
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Mentally delayed how? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:38 AM Flag
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Mentally delayed. Emotionally challenged. The other kids are near 12 and my child is about 8 or 9 years old mentally. They are going on to middle school and my child is around a 3d or 4th grade mental and academic level. Emotionally we have the same issues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:43 AM Flag
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What caused the delay? Were you a granny mom? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:51 AM Flag
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Man I probably posted this at a bad time. Sorry [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:39 AM Flag
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Awwwww I'm sorry :( if you don't feel comfortable going, don't. I would hope they would be a good group to lean on if you need. Maybe you can reach out to the women you were closest to and have a moms night out? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:40 AM Flag
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Thank you. No it's not like that. It just feels like a reunion where everyone's like "what's your child's latest feat" and we don't have any. It was easier to hide in the earlier years but now that they are starting to have test results and get into middle schools and have interests … it's not that I worry about my noticing or the other parents … it's that I worry that the other kids are going to start to notice that our dc is "the one they have to hang out with once a year." I really fucking worry about this because this is the first year where it's very possible the claws come out. The girls are starting to wear short shorts and the guys are starting to hit puberty. I just wonder about this particular "reunion group" when my dc doesn't remember anything about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:36 AM Flag
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there is an invitation to come "out east" for the reunion from one of the ones that has a house out there … in September so no urgency but they seemed to want to get all the families together. I'm just worried that we'll be going out there for nothing pleasurable. One of the women is insufferable (not the woman with the house). I'm worried about her in particular. She has a history of just saying things like "well what's WRONG with him/her" etc. She's like a Ramona [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:49 AM Flag
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I understand. You don't want to put him (and yourself) in a position where you may have to explain/ defend etc. if your DC doesn't remember (meaning he won't care!) don't go if you feel this way [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:51 AM Flag
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We had a child in our pregnant moms group that I could tell by 14 months was delayed. He was a super sweet kid and his mom was great. I would love to see them again and life is about relationships not who can read War and Peace at age 10. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:47 AM Flag
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thank you. You sound really sweet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:52 AM Flag
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I would absolutely go and just lay it all out there. You like these women, right? They could be your greatest supporters. Give them a chance! And your DC will need social support too and these other kids are his age. Hope for the best and if they don't rise to the occasion then it won't be an issue going forward. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:49 AM Flag
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I'm sorry. I'd probably e-mail and explain that you/he is having problems and you've decided to skip it. Can I ask if it was always obvious to you? At what age did you realize something was wrong? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:07 AM Flag
[ - ] I want a job where I sit with my earphones on, listen to music or the news and fill boxes or something. Or just menial work. I don't want to think anymore. Any ideas? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:25 AM Flag
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prostitute [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:40 AM Flag
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Yep I have this job. Social security disability examiner. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:30 AM Flag
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I need the same! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:58 AM Flag
[ - ] I wish ebola would go to the mideast. 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:24 AM Flag
[ - ] Ebola infected Americans flying back to USA. Where in USA will they be treated? Praying for them to recover, Ebola is a tough virus. http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/31/health/ebola-outbreak/index.html 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:21 AM Flag
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Emory in Atlanta [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:36 AM Flag
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thanks! is it highly populated? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:39 AM Flag
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Not at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:35 AM Flag
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No. No one lives in Atlanta. Not a single person [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:41 AM Flag
[ - ] My friend bit me. Do I have Ebola? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:21 AM Flag
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Where did he bit you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:24 AM Flag
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in Africa. Boom boom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:38 AM Flag
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Penis [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:27 AM Flag
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or- chop it off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:32 AM Flag
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In the weenus [ Reply | More ]
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Shoulder [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:30 AM Flag
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or- chop it off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:32 AM Flag
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Ask yourself these questions: 1. Are you in Liberia or Guinea? 2. Is your friend bleeding from their orifices? 3. Is your friend a bat? If your answer is yes to 1 and 2, you probably have Ebola. If your answer to 1 and 2 is no, but yes to 3, you probably have Rabies. Either way you're fucked. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:42 AM Flag
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Are you six? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My ex said I should wear pants more often. So now I am. What's wrong with me?? No guy prefers a girl in pants! 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:19 AM Flag
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They're tight and show off your ass? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:19 AM Flag
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:21 AM Flag
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Plenty of guys do, don't be silly. A perfectly fitting tight pair of jeans is way better than a dress or a skirt for a lot of guys. Plus, women who are thin but don't have nicely shaped legs (e.g., cankles) look better in pants than in skirts/dresses. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:38 AM Flag
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No cankles here. I'm a size zero. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:31 AM Flag
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you misheard. He said he wants to get into your pants more often. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:39 AM Flag
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Nah. He said he's only seen me in dresses and asked if I owned any pants. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:31 AM Flag
[ - ] So what are we buying, after this little 'correction'? Anyone? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:13 AM Flag
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Target [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:16 AM Flag
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if we get a strong payroll number tomorrow it's going to correct some more [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:28 AM Flag
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if we get a strong payroll number tomorrow it's going to correct some more [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:28 AM Flag
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What are we talkin bout right now? [ Reply | More ]
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Pork belly futures [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:54 AM Flag
[ - ] anybody watch TLC's "who do you think you are"? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:17 AM Flag
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did you watch lisa kudrow's episode last night? wasn't it intense and sad? [ Reply | More ]
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np: Was that an old one? I remember one that was really sad about Jews in Eastern Europe and visiting a town that was obliterated or something? Was that Lisa Kudrow? [ Reply | More ]
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yeah it ma have been old but i saw it for the first time last night. so sad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:36 AM Flag
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Most of the stories are really sad. Rosie O'Donnell had a really sad story in Ireland and I posted below about Alan Cumming. I am addicted to that show. It's so interesting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:39 AM Flag
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I love that show! Watch the BBC ones on YouTube, too. The one with Alan Cumming was fascinating, yet tragic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:32 AM Flag
[ - ] I was so excited to send my kids off to college, now I have a 24 yo and a 22 yo living in my house ugh. Parents, do not count your chickens before they hatch! 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:05 AM Flag
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Sending one off to college in 1 year. I have o idea what will happen next. Are your DCs working? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:15 AM Flag
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Yes they are working. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:04 AM Flag
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Rent free? Plenty of food in the fridge? Cleaning service? Dont make it too easy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:07 AM Flag
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That reply wasn't from me (sending off to college in a year) I think you never know what will happen. It's good your DCs have jobs. Are you in NY? [ Reply | More ]
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It will not be forever. You are a good mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:16 AM Flag
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I disagree [ Reply | More ]
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We bought DD a HDFC coop in NYC. She will never come back. [ Reply | More ]
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^^^it had to be in her name [ Reply | More ]
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Did the board allow that???? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:26 AM Flag
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Safe to assume (especially in NY area), kids will be returning home. And most of us will have old granny/ grandpa living at home too. [ Reply | More ]
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Multiple generations can be a good thing. [ Reply | More ]
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ita. np [ Reply | More ]
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I'm in no rush for my kids to move out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:42 AM Flag
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You let them back in. You have no one to blame but yourself [ Reply | More ]
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Wow, you are sweet [ Reply | More ]
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Hey, SIL has a 29-yo head of a non-profit living in her house! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:26 AM Flag
[ - ] Jews should no longer support Obama. No more money to him please. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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And imagine if Jews never contributed to his campaigns. He'd probably start bombing Israel himself. [ Reply | More ]
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And Americans should no longer support Israel financially. No more money for her please [ Reply | More ]
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I dont think Obama even knew what a bomb was before he became President. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Ebola in the US!! 111 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Why on earth would they purposely import the disease??? Scary. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 12:56 AM Flag
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Peace Corps people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 12:57 AM Flag
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Right. Make sure they get medical attention where they are. No way should they be flying them here. [ Reply | More ]
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oh jesus h [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:06 AM Flag
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10 years ago it was SARS. zzzz [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 12:55 AM Flag
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Ebola is WAAAAAY worse than SARS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 12:56 AM Flag
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But SARS was waaaay easier to catch. Ebola is closer to HIV in terms of how difficult it is to catch [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:03 AM Flag
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You're completely wrong about that, it's much more contagious. [ Reply | More ]
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wrong [ Reply | More ]
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shhhh. common sense will not help you here! people like feeling hysterical [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:09 AM Flag
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Says the person who hasn't been around a disease with a 90% mortality rate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:22 AM Flag
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says the person who washes her hands and doesn't rub herself with bodily fluids from an infected person. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:13 AM Flag
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Oh yes, you are immune -lmao [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:38 AM Flag
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My point is that living in a 1st world country decreases my chances of contracting this hard-to-get disease substantially. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:23 AM Flag
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this x 100000000000000000000000000000000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:12 AM Flag
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People with HIV are not melting away and bleeding from every orifice and full on diarrhea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:30 AM Flag
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I remember when people acted like this about AIDS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 12:56 AM Flag
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Except you need blood-to-blood transfer for AIDS. Ebola is transferred easily from sweat, semen, saliva, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 12:57 AM Flag
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they say even a sneeze might do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:13 AM Flag
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Exactly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:15 AM Flag
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This is false [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:22 AM Flag
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source? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:39 AM Flag
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You can also get HIV from all those things. You just need one point of entry into the bloodstream of the recipient. You know this right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:04 AM Flag
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"Contact between broken skin, wounds, or mucous membranes and HIV-infected blood or blood-contaminated body fluids. These reports have also been extremely rare. Deep, open-mouth kissing if the person with HIV has sores or bleeding gums and blood is exchanged. HIV is not spread through saliva." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:16 AM Flag
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OK you win crazy. God speed with your family's ebola [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:09 AM Flag
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Stupid analogy as ebola is transmitted way more easily than hiv. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:09 AM Flag
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But it's much more easily contained. You can be HIV positive and asymptomatic and sexually active for YEARS. With ebola you get sick pretty quickly and are kind of incapacitated [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:05 AM Flag
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Yes, but in the 21 day incubation period you can infect many people and not just though sexual contact. It first presents as the common cold. You could be sneezing on people with no clue that you are infecting them. Not so with HIV [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:11 AM Flag
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I'm pretty hysterical about the Americans coming back, but I think current wisdom (if it's accurate) is that one is not contagious during the asymptomatic incubation period. Usually illness precludes travel. That's why there's a freakout about the guy who had diarrhea and vomiting on the plane to Nigeria and died later, because it's the rare instance where somebody became symptomatic while traveling. Blammo. I only wish he'd been flying into the Boko Haram heartland instead of Lagos. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:17 AM Flag
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Which symptoms, though? The common cold ones or the BAD ones? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:21 AM Flag
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I think one runs into the other extremely quickly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:24 AM Flag
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this- people travel with colds all of the time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:40 AM Flag
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I feel like this is going to be our Black Death. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 12:56 AM Flag
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Total fucking lunacy. The only thing that occurs to me as even a shitty reason is that some bureaucrat at the CDC got the idea that he'd make a name for himself if he could study Ebola kitted out in a first-world lab. Sorry, but they're not POWs. Leave them in Liberia. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:09 AM Flag
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ITA. You take that chance when you go to a place like that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 12:59 AM Flag
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x2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:10 AM Flag
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x3 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:11 AM Flag
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You are a really shitty person. You'd be okay with bringing back an infected POW, someone who signed up to kill people, but not a doctor who risked his personal safety to study and care for people with this deadly contagious disease. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:42 AM Flag
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"someone who signed up to kill people" - I hope you're patient zero for the U.S. outbreak, cunt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:02 AM Flag
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what horrible people you are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:23 AM Flag
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Yes, we should put 310 million people at risk because a handful of dogooders got in too deep. They put their big girl panties on, and so should you. Choices need to be made. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:33 AM Flag
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We are not putting 310 million people at risk by evacuating American citizens to an American hospital. If putting "big girl panties on" means abandoning doctors who treat patients with deadly communicable diseases, fewer doctors will do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:33 AM Flag
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There are about 250 Peace Corps members being flown in that have been exposed. I assume that if they don't exhibit symptoms upon arrival in the US, they'll be free to go back to their homes. There's a 21 day incubation period, so there is NO WAY this is not going to spread. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:00 AM Flag
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Where did you read that?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:01 AM Flag
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It's a troll end of the world thread. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:06 AM Flag
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Not trolling. This is scary. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:18 AM Flag
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I am afraid :((((( What will we do [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:10 AM Flag
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lmao [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:14 AM Flag
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aggghhh nooooo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:13 AM Flag
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The article says that there are just two people known to be exposed to Ebola and they are being isolated until they get medical clearance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:04 AM Flag
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"The Peace Corps announced Wednesday it is doing the same, removing its 340 volunteers from the three severely affected nations." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:15 AM Flag
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Yes, but you're acting as if they all might have Ebola and the Peace Corps isn't monitoring them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:06 AM Flag
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Monitoring is the last thing they need to be doing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:17 AM Flag
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OK, so do you think that this hasn't been OK'd by the state department and actual medical personnel? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:16 AM Flag
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If you remember back to a few weeks ago, the CDC was in trouble for vials of smallpox being left in an unsecured fridge. I don't think the CDC is very trustworthy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:26 AM Flag
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that is careless, I agree. but I still think their protocols are probably better vetted than the crazy musings on ub. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:24 AM Flag
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Well, I'm not thrilled about this but they are keeping them isolated and taking them straight to a top-notch hospital so they won't be walking around in public. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:00 AM Flag
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all 250 of them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:01 AM Flag
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The article I read via the link said two infected people are being flown in, not 250. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:02 AM Flag
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"The Peace Corps announced Wednesday it is doing the same, removing its 340 volunteers from the three severely affected nations." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:14 AM Flag
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You're assuming all of them have been exposed, the article said TWO were exposed and are being isolated until they get clearance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:05 AM Flag
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how do we know who was exposed. 21 day incubation period [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:06 AM Flag
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You're over-reacting. I'm not crazy about this either but I think you're envisioning some apocalyptic scenario that is unlikely to materialize. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:07 AM Flag
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how is stating the fact that there is a 21 day incubation period overreacting? it's a fact [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:12 AM Flag
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Because "someone" is comparing this to the Black Death, it's going to wipe out humanity, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:15 AM Flag
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It couldn't? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:22 AM Flag
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yes and it is not contagious during this incubation period. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:25 AM Flag
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Exactly. If the Peace Corps people have been in these countries, out of 350, SOME have been exposed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:18 AM Flag
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The risk to the American public is too high, imo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:02 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:35 AM Flag
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Can you imagine if this got out in NYC? It first presents as the common cold. omfg [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:14 AM Flag
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There's a 60% mortality rate, too. This will wipe out humanity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:15 AM Flag
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I thought it was up to a 90% mortality rate [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:07 AM Flag
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In some areas, yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:19 AM Flag
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Oh for fuck's sake will someone get a clue [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:10 AM Flag
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not likely [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:10 AM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:14 AM Flag
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about what? this has been widely reported [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:13 AM Flag
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If it was that dangerous it would have got us by now. It's been around since the seventies [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:22 AM Flag
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This is not comforting me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:41 AM Flag
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She mentioned it getting out in NYC. There's no humanity there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:01 AM Flag
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It's NOT going to spread that quickly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:10 AM Flag
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It didn't spread that quickly when it burned itself out in remote areas of the bush. Note how infection rates are picking up steam in highly populated areas. The Black Death burned itself out eventually too, but nobody's cavalier about that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:15 AM Flag
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OMG. enjoy your panic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:20 AM Flag
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I was actually thinking I should replenish my lentils-and-rice supply in case we decide not to leave the house for a couple months. It's less crazy than the mom who posted wanting to drive to Canada because she was afraid NK would nuke NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:37 AM Flag
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I thought the consensus was that with proper US medical procedure it would not spread here, it is not airborne like the flu. And as someone posted earlier, we are all freaking out about this yet the flu kills over 30k Americans every year and yet some people still refuse to get a flu shot. This is mainly media hype [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:21 AM Flag
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If that were true, the two Americans who now have it, wouldn't. They followed all the precautions that would exist here, to my knowledge, and nobody knows how they got it. Plus, why aren't they being taken to the CDC, or at least a military hospital - why risk Emory contact? And what are they going to do to isolate the flight crew? Send them some IVs and anticoagulants, which is all they can do anyway - don't bring them here! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:13 AM Flag
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do you know what they have there in terms of medical supplies vs. what we have here? They aren't going to the cdc probably because the cdc doesn't consider this a threat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:17 AM Flag
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Says the person who's never heard of "Panic on Level 4" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:18 AM Flag
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The US doctor that died said he never, ever took off his protective suit around patients... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:18 AM Flag
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I highly doubt they were working under the same conditions that they would in the US. They do the best they can but it is not the same [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:42 AM Flag
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I read it could be spread by sneezing, ie airborne [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:25 AM Flag
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That is assuming it STAYS IN AFRICA and doesn't hop on a goddamn plane via an infected asshole. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:17 AM Flag
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Already has. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:26 AM Flag
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We're the same bags of meat as anyone else in Africa. It has been stated MANY times that there is no cure for this--only managing the symptoms. If it came here, don't think you'd be safe because of high-tech hospitals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:33 AM Flag
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You guys realize there are 8 billion people in the world and only 800 people have been infected in the past few months....calm the hysteria DOWN and get off CNN.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:31 AM Flag
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And how many will be infected in the coming months? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:28 AM Flag
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Most hospitals couldn't handle it anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:41 AM Flag
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This is not good. I know they are being transported to a secure facility, but it seems like 3 doctors have already contracted it - and they are supposed to be the experts on containing it. If it's getting through the strict protocols that the medical staff have in place then it's a sneaky little fucker and we're all going to die bleeding through our arses. Not like I'm a pessimist or anything... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:37 AM Flag
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Exactly- this is what scares me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:42 AM Flag
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well someone better fund a vaccine! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:48 AM Flag
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strict protocols in Africa are not the same as in the us. Oh never mind. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:26 AM Flag
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Yes, he was a leading doctor who wore the space suit daily. It's nuts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 03:30 AM Flag
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Are we all going to start wearing surgical masks, like in China? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:50 AM Flag
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I personally am all for the mask thing. There are so many fucking ugly people around these days. I have nightmares. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:52 AM Flag
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So, all that is needed is an orderly or someone working on the isolation ward to smuggle out some soiled bedsheets, etc and purposely spread this outside the hospital. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:02 AM Flag
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A very valid point. Who needs to worry about a stupendous terror attack plan when all you need to do is adopt the smallpox blanket tactic? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:56 AM Flag
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It's not that far fetched. There are a lot of crazies out there who want notoriety. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:13 AM Flag
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Party in the USA! -mylie [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 02:22 AM Flag
[ - ] Any gay dads on? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:01 AM Flag
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:23 AM Flag
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is there another message board for gay parents? Thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:17 AM Flag
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What other type of dads would be on UB? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.01.14, 01:19 AM Flag
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