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Post 6241

Victibs

The death of Harry Patch has pulled a cord with me today, just like the death of Henry Allington last week brought a tear to my eye.
He was one of The Last Tommys if not the last.

Its a shame that my Childrens generation will probably never hear about him and the great things men like him did for our country.
May he and Henry rest in peace .smiley - rose


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Post 6242

Not-so-bald-eagle


http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article6722264.ece

A Sunday Times article by a journalist experiencing swine flu. What most surprised me (see article and reader comments) is that a lot of people phone their doc and say what they want. Rather like take-away!

Preventive [!] antibiotics, penecillin.... it's mind boggling.

smiley - coolsmiley - bubbly


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Post 6243

Eveneye--Eegogee--Julzes

Thanks for reminding me that I have to propose to Madonna.


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Post 6244

Eveneye--Eegogee--Julzes

Wrong post. Non-sequitur fer sure.smiley - laugh


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Post 6245

RmacX0

is they anything in that article that proves she has swine flu or has just just got flu ??? i did read it maybe i missed it but they nothing i can see in article that she has swine flu over common Flu

but i do agree that the take away service for people for drugs is getting out of hand


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Post 6246

HonestIago

>>is they anything in that article that proves she has swine flu or has just just got flu ??? i did read it maybe i missed it but they nothing i can see in article that she has swine flu over common Flu<<

Over on the swine flu thread someone posted some research data from an American lab that showed about 80% of people in the States with a flu have the swine variety. Less than 5% have a seasonal variant and the rest couldn't be coded.

Previous studies of these type have shown the USA to be a fairly accurate model for the Northern Hemisphere in general so the proportions over here will be similar.

Basically, if you've got a flu, chances are it's swine flu.


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Post 6247

RmacX0

was the link to this data i bet its mixed up trish trosh data like over here as well


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Post 6248

HonestIago

>>was the link to this data i bet its mixed up trish trosh data like over here as well<<

smiley - sigh As opposed to your thoroughly well-researched, peer-reviewed and scientifically valid work.

Why not post your own results professor? Oh wait, sorry I forgot, the truly knowledgeable don't need to bother with such frivolities as evidence smiley - rolleyes


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Post 6249

RmacX0

still did not give me the link lol


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Post 6250

Aurora

smiley - bigeyes I have the feeling I'll regret getting involved, but the data came from here: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/weeklyarchives2008-2009/weekly27.htm
Second table down, "US Virologic Surveillance".


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Post 6251

HonestIago

Do I look like your butler? Go find it yourself.


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Post 6252

HonestIago

smiley - blushsmiley - simpost


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Post 6253

Alfster

The Swine Flu Times 'story', firstly, if the Dr did ask whether the writer wanted Tamiflu, no wonder it's being used by everyone...it should be up to the Dr to decide that.

Secondly, I wonder if the writer would have taken the Tamiflu if she hadn't been a writer as it makes a better story?


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Post 6254

swl

British tax money being put to good use -

http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?a=jh0o6sajagg&title=India_enters_elite_club_with_launch_of_nuclear_submarine

India's first nuclear-powered submarine was launched today after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's wife, Gursharan Kaur cracked the auspicious coconut on the hull of the vessel at the Ship Building Centre here, giving the country a credible three-leg nuclear deterrent and strengthening the attack capability of the Navy.


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Post 6255

RmacX0


is this the one ?????


Week 27
No. of specimens tested 5,371
No. of positive specimens (%) 1,278 (23.8%)
Positive specimens by type/subtype
Influenza A 1,274 (99.7%)
A (novel H1N1) 808 (63.4%)
A (subtyping not performed) 457 (35.9%)
A (unable to subtype) 6 (0.5%)
A (H3) 3 (0.2%)
A (H1) 0 (0.0%)
Influenza B 4 (0.3%)

????


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Post 6256

Clive the flying ostrich: Amateur Polymath | Chief Heretic.

Big Cat Diary. smiley - blackcat

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/8172064.stm


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Post 6257

RmacX0

that is a big cat

i wonder if all the cats we breed and mix could have an effect on wild cat's if thay breed with imported cats ect


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Post 6258

Eveneye--Eegogee--Julzes

smiley - biggrin


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Post 6259

RmacX0

http://www.bigcatsinbritain.org/index2.htm

they a few site's on this


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Post 6260

Clive the flying ostrich: Amateur Polymath | Chief Heretic.


Not a news story as such, just some very interesting photographs of a very peculiar form of artistic expression smiley - bigeyes:


http://www.moillusions.com/wp-content/uploads/i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb234/vurdlak8/illusions/b14.jpg

http://www.moillusions.com/wp-content/uploads/i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb234/vurdlak8/illusions/b9.jpg

http://www.moillusions.com/wp-content/uploads/i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb234/vurdlak8/illusions/b3.jpg

http://www.moillusions.com/wp-content/uploads/i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb234/vurdlak8/illusions/b7.jpg

(The best one IMO)

http://www.moillusions.com/wp-content/uploads/i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb234/vurdlak8/illusions/b8.jpg


Oh to be reincarnated as a natural hair brush!


smiley - artist


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