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“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#78200 Jan 4, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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You are an epidemiologist's version of a Luddite.
Want some of this?
Tetanus often begins with mild spasms in the jaw muscles (lockjaw). The spasms can also affect the chest, neck, back, and abdominal muscles. Back muscle spasms often cause arching, called opisthotonos. Sometimes the spasms affect muscles that help with breathing, which can lead to breathing problems.
Prolonged muscular action causes sudden, powerful, and painful contractions of muscle groups. This is called tetany. These episodes can cause fractures and muscle tears. Other symptoms include drooling, excessive sweating, fever, hand or foot spasms, irritability, swallowing difficulty, uncontrolled urination or defecation.
Tetanus affects skeletal muscle, a type of striated muscle used in voluntary movement. The other type of striated muscle, cardiac or heart muscle, cannot be tetanized because of its intrinsic electrical properties. Mortality rates reported vary from 48% to 73%.
-From the great book of Wikipedia
What is your point? Tetanus shots are not required by law or any company policy that I am aware of. But again, are tetanus shots to protect YOU, or someone else?

And don't try to argue a point using "wickedstupedia."
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#78201 Jan 4, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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What is your point? Tetanus shots are not required by law or any company policy that I am aware of. But again, are tetanus shots to protect YOU, or someone else?
And don't try to argue a point using "wickedstupedia."
DPT shots are required by school districts for admittance to schools.
You are right. Tetanus is not communicative, but diptheria is, only the description of its course is somewhat less dramatic, if equally fatal.

Seriously. Flu shots affect and benefit the populace, the herd, in technical terms, not just the individual. One infected person is a locus by which many are made ill. The theory is that if you decrease the number of loci you decrease overall morbity.

Sometimes people do things and are made to do things to serve a greater good.

Want to argue about the draft?

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#78202 Jan 4, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Noooo.
Vegetable soup.Pick out the carrots.
Plain tuna from the salad bar with some celery, onions, jardinaire and squeezed lemon.
Some grapes from home left over from Christmas dinner.
A lot of herb tea.
I am on day 4 of 14. I WILL do this.
Can't have carrots or don't like them?

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#78203 Jan 4, 2013
on naming rules in other countries:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/592...

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#78204 Jan 4, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>DPT shots are required by school districts for admittance to schools.
You are right. Tetanus is not communicative, but diptheria is, only the description of its course is somewhat less dramatic, if equally fatal.
Seriously. Flu shots affect and benefit the populace, the herd, in technical terms, not just the individual. One infected person is a locus by which many are made ill. The theory is that if you decrease the number of loci you decrease overall morbity.
Sometimes people do things and are made to do things to serve a greater good.
Want to argue about the draft?
I have already said I support the requirement of some immunizations but not for the flu. There is a possible health risk to the individual unlike other immunization shots. I think THAT is my biggest hang up. It might not work anyway and cause me to become seriously ill and maybe even die. NOBODY, should they be my employer or the government, FORCE me to get one. That is a choice and risk I'll make solely on my own, thank you.

And I fully support the draft. I was not yet alive during the Viet Nam era but believe citizens of a country have an obligation to protect and serve it.

Pansyass crybabies who like to btch and moan and protest about the very freedoms that allow them to that really pzz me off and should be the first drafted for front line infantry.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#78205 Jan 4, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
on naming rules in other countries:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/592...
And I support laws on stupid baby names.

We should start with names like "Guy" or "Bruce" or "Sally."

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#78206 Jan 4, 2013
NWmoon wrote:
<quoted text>Can't have carrots or don't like them?
I am on a 2 week induction phase of something called teh Fat Flush diet. I can't have carbs, sugars, fats, dairy and no salt added to things. Initially I can only eat 1 small carrot a day but I like them a lot so its easier to stay away altogether. After teh 1st 2 weeks they add in carrots peas and I think brown rice. No alcohol but its only for 2 weeks so I can deal.

I get lean protein, 8oz a day all teh other veggies I want, most fruits in portion sizes, eggs and specific prescribed spices. I am supposed to drink a lot of cranberry juice take fiber and flax seed oil.

It actually isn't that bad except my late afternoon snack at teh office is often a sliced apple with peanut butter and I miss that a lot.

I am going to try to make mayonnaise from my egg allotment and teh flax seed oil which I can doctor up to be a salad dressing. I am allowed Stevia and will see if I can make meringue cookies with egg whites and Stevia.

Other than the fiber capsules and the flax seed oil it is all just normal food and I can do nicely off the salad bar across teh street from the office if I don't bring my lunch.

My digestion felt better after day 2. I am waiting for a particular pair of jeans to loosen up.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#78207 Jan 4, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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And I support laws on stupid baby names.
We should start with names like "Guy" or "Bruce" or "Sally."
You forget to take your meds today or something?
dahgts

Chicago, IL

#78208 Jan 5, 2013

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#78209 Jan 5, 2013

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#78210 Jan 5, 2013
My new computer is ready. I have transferred all my files and my music. The new one is unplugged and off line, so as my farewell tour I an going to lots of places they tell you you should not and then I will pull the plug. Literally.

Hee hee , xxx hear I come.

Nah, maybe not.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#78211 Jan 5, 2013
PEllen wrote:
My new computer is ready. I have transferred all my files and my music. The new one is unplugged and off line, so as my farewell tour I an going to lots of places they tell you you should not and then I will pull the plug. Literally.
Hee hee , xxx hear I come.
Nah, maybe not.
Oooo. Catharsis. Gonna pull the hard drive and get the big hammer from teh basement and pound that sucker into unreadibility ( except to the FBI who wouldn't bother with someone like me)

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#78212 Jan 5, 2013
PEllen wrote:
Hee hee , xxx hear I come.
Nah, maybe not.
Live a little, PE!

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#78213 Jan 5, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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You forget to take your meds today or something?
How seriously do you think people will take you if your name is Moonshadow or Suncrater? Good luck trying to close that million dollar business deal with a name like that. People with those types of names are only gonna be able to hold down four types of jobs: working in an herbal tea shop, working in a head shop, waitressing, or stripping. Now is that fair to them?
Dahgts

Chicago, IL

#78214 Jan 5, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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How seriously do you think people will take you if your name is Moonshadow or Suncrater? Good luck trying to close that million dollar business deal with a name like that. People with those types of names are only gonna be able to hold down four types of jobs: working in an herbal tea shop, working in a head shop, waitressing, or stripping. Now is that fair to them?
I actually agree. There was a study a few years ago where duplicate resumes were sent for a good job. One had a "normal" first name and one had an ethnic name like latesha. Both qualified exactly. Guess which resume was picked. Not right but it's the way of the world, I guess.i imagine the same will be true for your examples.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#78215 Jan 5, 2013
Dahgts wrote:
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I actually agree. There was a study a few years ago where duplicate resumes were sent for a good job. One had a "normal" first name and one had an ethnic name like latesha. Both qualified exactly. Guess which resume was picked. Not right but it's the way of the world, I guess.i imagine the same will be true for your examples.
The original book Freakonomics cited the same thing.

OMG Edog is mainstream!

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#78216 Jan 5, 2013
I'm gonna hire someone named Shauntelisha before I hire someone named Starbreeze of the Arctic Rain.

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#78217 Jan 5, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
I'm gonna hire someone named Shauntelisha before I hire someone named Starbreeze of the Arctic Rain.
Once I had a barista at Starbucks whose name tag read "Happiness" and she made a good frappuccino... But I guess she WAS a barista, not a VP....
dahgts

Chicago, IL

#78218 Jan 6, 2013

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#78219 Jan 6, 2013

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