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tesnyde
04-29-2009, 07:40 PM
I'm in Texas and the school districts in my area (DFW) are closing because of Swine Flu. It seems to be bigger than we are being told, but it could be an over reaction, who knows. Regardless, please wash your hands, spray everything down with lysol, and be cautious. I talked to my mom in Cortez, Colorado and she said they don't have any reports but be careful. It has gone from Mexico City to here in a matter of days. Its is a bit scary around here. I am an administator in a school and will keep you informed if I hear anything.

I remember getting Russian Flu in the 70's and it sucked. That is my last recollection of anything similiar to this.

80smith
04-29-2009, 07:45 PM
Its in Chicago.....

MileHighMagic
04-29-2009, 07:47 PM
Just recently being reported here in ABQ.

I'm fked because I deal with visitors from all over the world on a daily basis. Germs galore. Nice knowin y'all.

Dr. Broncenstein
04-29-2009, 07:51 PM
yawn....

tesnyde
04-29-2009, 07:54 PM
yawn....

nevermind..the doctor says yawn.

ludo21
04-29-2009, 07:54 PM
The Doc is immune to all diseases!! ;D

I hope this thing calms down, it is spreading like crazy!!

~Crash~
04-29-2009, 08:04 PM
0-16 can make me sick?

STBumpkin
04-29-2009, 08:06 PM
If it's anything like the swine flu that hit in 1918, it will attack the strongest, unlike conventional influenza which usually kills the weakest (old and very young). It killed millions in '18-'19.

TonyR
04-29-2009, 08:09 PM
It's here in Delaware. I'm hearing very contageous but not very virulent. Just hope my kids don't get it.

Dedhed
04-29-2009, 08:18 PM
Let's manufacture $100 billion in vaccines that will save 3 lives, IMMEDIATELY.

Flex Gunmetal
04-29-2009, 08:19 PM
It is being sensationalized. But it's also essentially influenza without vaccine. The flu kills around 50k every year if I remember correctly.

garandman
04-29-2009, 08:20 PM
Just part of "Obamas Master Plan" to go forward with nationalized health care!!

Popps
04-29-2009, 08:25 PM
yawn....

11 cases here in Cali. Not bad, considering.

Something like 36K people die a year from common flu.

Not that we shouldn't be concerned, but haven't only like 2 people been hospitalized for it in the U.S.?

Again, do anything you can to avoid it, but it seems that the doc is right, here. Panic is a bit premature.

Flex Gunmetal
04-29-2009, 08:25 PM
Obama did it!!!

Dr. Broncenstein
04-29-2009, 08:28 PM
I am not scared of swine flu. I'm scared of every distracted driver on the road.

Dedhed
04-29-2009, 08:30 PM
If it's anything like the swine flu that hit in 1918, it will attack the strongest, unlike conventional influenza which usually kills the weakest (old and very young). It killed millions in '18-'19.Watch out for muskets too. I hear the musket killed a lot of people in '18-'19 as well.

tesnyde
04-29-2009, 08:34 PM
Obama did it!!!

they said pigs would fly if he got elected.....swine flu 100 days in

OABB
04-29-2009, 08:49 PM
sars! lyme disease! bird flu! mad cow!, we are all going to die! aaaarghhh!

tesnyde
04-29-2009, 08:50 PM
Watch out for muskets too. I hear the musket killed a lot of people in '18-'19 as well.

Maybe you mean mustard gas, tank, or machine gun. WWI lasted from 1914 to 1918 and muskets were old hat. Maybe you heard about the Revolutionary War (1775-1783) and the flint lock or the Civil War (1861-8565) 58 Springfield muskets, they killed a lot of people then.

Rohirrim
04-29-2009, 08:51 PM
I think prions might be eating my brain.






Either that or I should stop coming here.

Archer81
04-29-2009, 08:58 PM
Flu is the flu, if you come down with it, drink a ton of juice, stay hydrated, take medication for the pain and help your body fight it off...like every other time you got the flu...


:Broncos:

McDman
04-29-2009, 09:06 PM
This is just like sars, birdflu, west nile. It's something that is blown completely out of proportion by the media. Yes, people will die from it, but guess what! More people will die from the regular flu.

The media does this just for ratings and it gets old.

Archer81
04-29-2009, 09:14 PM
OH NOES...RUN! ITS THE STRATUS CLOUD FLU...AHHHH


:Broncos:

80smith
04-29-2009, 09:15 PM
This is just like sars, birdflu, west nile. It's something that is blown completely out of proportion by the media. Yes, people will die from it, but guess what! More people will die from the regular flu.

The media does this just for ratings and it gets old.

This does not make me feel good.....

maher_tyler
04-29-2009, 09:19 PM
This is just like sars, birdflu, west nile. It's something that is blown completely out of proportion by the media. Yes, people will die from it, but guess what! More people will die from the regular flu.

The media does this just for ratings and it gets old.

BINGO...in two years or so it'll be like bird flu and then there'll be something else!!

Don Flamenco
04-29-2009, 09:24 PM
More people have died today from the good ol regular influenza than over this new "swine" version of it.

I recommend Thera Flu... The apple cinnamon flavor

Dr. Broncenstein
04-29-2009, 09:34 PM
Deaths and Mortality

(Data are for the U.S.)

Number of deaths: 2,448,017

Death rate: 825.9 deaths per 100,000 population

Life expectancy: 77.8 years

Infant Mortality rate: 6.87 deaths per 1,000 live births

Number of deaths for leading causes of death:

Heart disease: 652,091

Cancer: 559,312

Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 143,579

Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 130,933

Accidents (unintentional injuries): 117,809

Diabetes: 75,119

Alzheimer's disease: 71,599

Influenza/Pneumonia: 63,001

Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 43,901

Septicemia: 34,136

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/FASTATS/deaths.htm

Meck77
04-29-2009, 09:48 PM
Diabetes: 75,119


Wow that's a lot more than I would have guessed.

What are the odds that Cutler will be able to have a long career? Can a guy with diabetes take the physical abuse a QB takes for lets say 10 years or longer? I'm skeptical that he can myself.

Nobody really seems to mention it around here but I think that's the main reason we traded him. That and his attitude sucks and he's never proven he's a winner. Ok I admit I've become a Cutler hater since he turned out to be a punk.

My gut says that we'll look back on what McD/Bowlen did and count our blessings we traded damaged goods. I also think Cuter wanted the trade to cash in while he still can.

Didn't think a flu thread could become a cutler thread did ya!

SonOfLe-loLang
04-29-2009, 09:52 PM
It's ridiculous. If youre really afraid of dying from this, then you should never leave the house. Because the chances of you getting hit by a car are MUCH greater. Humans get concerned with the oddest things. We're not afraid of car accidents which kill thousands a year, but we fear terrorists like they are the devil.

Shoemaker
04-29-2009, 10:00 PM
Jeez, its amazing how fast the media turned this into a national panic.

Yes, its something to be concerned about, but it can easily be avoided with good hygiene practices. I doubt it will become a nation-sweeping plague like its being sensationalized.

I mean, I've been sick with flu-like symptoms for the past few days, and I've had people ask me if I'm worried or act like I might be dead in the next few days or something. Its kinda funny.

McDman
04-29-2009, 10:12 PM
The media controls everything now. Presidential races, epidemic scares, what cases get profiled, etc...

It's ridiculous.

OrangeRising
04-29-2009, 11:25 PM
Wow. Some people. Wow.

As to the flu, here in Ohio, there are a few confirmed cases, but, I'm hearing there are many, many more UNconfirmed flu-like illnesses that aren't being reported. People staying home from work and that kind of thing.

Isn't pandemic New Latin for 'among all the people'.

I'm sorry, it really hasn't reached that stage yet and these World Health people are labeling it a pandemic. Cry wolf and the next time, no one will be listening.

It doesn't seem to even rise to epidemic levels yet, much less pandemic. That just scares people, and it's got me a little rattled to be honest.

Blueflame
04-29-2009, 11:35 PM
Swine flu is a valid discussion topic... the crap that was posted here has been moved to the proper venue.

Carry on....

Hulamau
04-30-2009, 02:13 AM
While it remains to be seen how bad this one gets, its prudent in any event to have on hand a bucket load of Vitamin D3 ( and its so cheap as well). This is particularly true if you don't take an adequate amount of Vitamin D3 now to maintain levels between 55 and 70ng/ml year round. If your levels are optimum already the odds are far less you'll get infected in any event and chances are it will be less severe if you do.

Incidentally, Vitamin D is not really a vitamin, but a pro-hormone that triggers a powerful and essential pleiotrophic seco-steroid hormone in the body and is the mechanism for its broad range effects at proper doses, and also why a deficit of vitamin D is associated with so many diverse and broad -ranging health problems.

But for the vast majority of you whose 25(OH)D blood levels are below 40ng/ml, at the first sign of illness take a large pharmacological dose of 1,500IU/Kg/Day for three days (no more than three days), so if you weight 80Kilos or around 176lbs that equals 120,000IU a day for three days. That amount should produce enough endogenous cathelicidin, a broad spectrum naturally occuring antibiotic/antiviral, to cure or greatly reduce the severity of most any bacterial and viral respiratory infection like the flu.

A pharmacological dose of Vitamin D3 for a short span like that is perfectly safe for most everyone, the lone exception being those relatively rare few who lack an enzyme you would know about, and/or are hypercalcemic or if you have some granulomatous disease like sarcoidosis or turberculosis that in turn has created a Vitamin D hyper-sensitivity syndrome.

Also, people with a very few cancers like non-Hodgkins lymphoma or oat-cell carcinoma of the lung should only take Vitamin D supplementally under the guidance of a knowledgeable doctor. All other cancer treatment can significantly benefit from maintaining ideal levels of Vitamin D3 between 55 and 70ng/ml year round.

A relatively inexpensive ($75) and extremely accurate way to test your levels without even going to the doctor is order the blood -spot test kit from ZRT Labs here: http://www.zrtlab.com/Page.aspx?nid=12&action=view&category=12 .Its a simple finger prick and put a single drop of blood on their card and mail it back and in 10 days you get the results online. Simple as can be and makes it easy to monitor your levels twice a year.

Do one test in early spring around mid-March to see your lowest levels , and the other in late September which will reveal your peak levels) to insure maintaining an optimum range year round. From these you can easily titrate up or down your Vitamin D3 intake to stay in the target zone. ( Also, do NOT use Vitamin D2, only D3 works here)

This test is the accurate 25 (OH) D test based on the Diasorin method (not the controversial Quest Diagnostics method) and has been verified independently by the Vitamin D Council and other watch groups as fully accurate and on the money. If your doc prescribes an 1,25(OH)D, tell him that is not the best test and does not correlate as accurately with overall Vitamin D status in the body and request the 25(OH) D form of the test. That 1,25(OH)D test can also produce a false high reading at times even in cases of deficiency, and often overestimates by 25% or more what the better 25(OH) D test would show.

So make sure you get the 25 (OH) D test, also called '25-HydroxyVitamin D' test.

For everyone, else who isn't hypercalcemic, or does not have those specific diseases, it is extraordinarily difficult to develop a toxic level of Vitamin D and indeed the vast majority of humans are grossly deficient year round, particularly in the winter months.

Anyway, its worth having on hand. There are as yet no double blind trials yet proving this works without fail, but there is a mountain of anecdotal and meta analysis data that strongly suggests this is a worthwhile strategy and it is safe, with the above mentioned rare exceptions.

Also, for good measure several recent studies have confirmed the efficacy of Elderberry extract in significantly reducing the severity and duration of both Type A and Type B influence. So getting some liquid 'Sambucol' on board from the local health food store isn't a bad idea either.

Dagmar
04-30-2009, 11:39 AM
http://cbs4denver.com/local/Colange.flu.swine.2.998221.html
Now we're ****ed!

Dagmar
04-30-2009, 11:41 AM
http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/6241/swineflu.jpg

Dagmar
04-30-2009, 11:41 AM
http://imgur.com/27K39.jpg

Dagmar
04-30-2009, 11:42 AM
http://doihaveswineflu.org/

Dagmar
04-30-2009, 11:43 AM
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c312/ade3k/Swin-2.jpg

Smiling Assassin27
04-30-2009, 11:46 AM
Nutriferon by Shaklee...mark it down.

TailgateNut
04-30-2009, 11:48 AM
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c312/ade3k/Swin-2.jpg


First it's the Avian flu brought to us by the Orientals.
Now it's the Swine flu brought to us by the Mexicans.
Next it's the Holstein flu brought to us by the Europeans.

Hilarious!

RUN, 'cause there's nowhere to hide.;D

DomCasual
04-30-2009, 11:49 AM
If it's anything like the swine flu that hit in 1918, it will attack the strongest, unlike conventional influenza which usually kills the weakest (old and very young). It killed millions in '18-'19.

Tedi Bruschi's circle of influence is scared ****less right now.

TailgateNut
04-30-2009, 11:54 AM
Tedi Bruschi's circle of influence is scared ****less right now.


Hilarious!

El Guapo
04-30-2009, 11:55 AM
they said pigs would fly if he got elected.....swine flu 100 days in

OK, Gordon Keith.

Peoples Champ
04-30-2009, 12:37 PM
http://imgur.com/27K39.jpg


This picture I have gotten from like 10 different people at work.

Meck77
04-30-2009, 12:39 PM
This picture I have gotten from like 10 different people at work.

It's a good thing the flu doesn't spread as fast as that pic.

Beantown Bronco
04-30-2009, 01:21 PM
I heard on the light rail that Ned Beatty was responsible for all this.

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ak1971
04-30-2009, 01:26 PM
Im pretty sure Kaylore started this..that ****er is to blame for everything.

TailgateNut
04-30-2009, 01:29 PM
Im pretty sure Kaylore started this..that ****er is to blame for everything.


Naw, it was Bush. Those ****ing Texicans allowed that **** across the border.

El Guapo
04-30-2009, 01:32 PM
Naw, it was Bush. Those ****ing Texicans allowed that **** across the border.

Actually Obama brought it back after shaking hands with that guy that died the next day cause of it. :thanku:

Meck77
04-30-2009, 01:32 PM
I heard it started at Wolfs in Aurora.

ak1971
04-30-2009, 01:33 PM
Naw, it was Bush. Those ****ing Texicans allowed that **** across the border.

I keep saying I want to sell the Mexicans into slavery, and have Texas secede. We need to go back to Civil War thinking, so I can rock a cape and a top hat.

ak1971
04-30-2009, 01:34 PM
I heard it started at Wolfs in Aurora.

It very well might have..My second vote would be the Royal Fork if it was still around

Meck77
04-30-2009, 01:36 PM
Ah the Royal Fork. Man back in the day that was the place to be. Well at least that's what I thought at the time....lol

Florida_Bronco
04-30-2009, 01:44 PM
Ah the Royal Fork. Man back in the day that was the place to be. Well at least that's what I thought at the time....lol

Was that a buffet? We used to have one of those at the Mall of the Bluffs in Council Bluffs, IA. It closed back in like 1996 and now it's a Panera Bread.

ak1971
04-30-2009, 01:45 PM
Was that a buffet? We used to have one of those at the Mall of the Bluffs in Council Bluffs, IA. It closed back in like 1996 and now it's a Panera Bread.

yeah..it was across the street from Fitzsimmons on Colfax

DomCasual
04-30-2009, 02:02 PM
Anyone else think the media should start calling this Captain Tripps?

Florida_Bronco
04-30-2009, 02:02 PM
yeah..it was across the street from Fitzsimmons on Colfax

Interesting. I had no idea it was a chain.

epicSocialism4tw
04-30-2009, 02:04 PM
"Swine Flu"

The worst name ever for a communicable disease? I think so.

Rabb
04-30-2009, 02:09 PM
Anyone else think the media should start calling this Captain Tripps?

hahahaha

how many people get this

SureShot
04-30-2009, 02:11 PM
http://doihaveswineflu.org/

Punisher
04-30-2009, 02:12 PM
Everyone must up there Immune System look for alot of vitamin C
Heres a link for more foods
http://www.ehow.com/facts_4855008_foods-that-help-immune-system.html?ref=fuel&utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=ssp&utm_campaign=yssp_art

HILife
04-30-2009, 02:14 PM
yawn....

Wooo. Whip the sweat off my forhead. I was worried there Dr. but all must be good in the world of epidemic.

Rabb
04-30-2009, 02:24 PM
I just walked into our break room and the headline on Fox News was "Wash your hands with soap and water"

is this new and I was just ahead of the curve?

epicSocialism4tw
04-30-2009, 02:25 PM
hahahaha

how many people get this

"The Stand"

Good book. I read it when I was 12. My longest read at that point.

epicSocialism4tw
04-30-2009, 02:26 PM
I just walked into our break room and the headline on Fox News was "Wash your hands with soap and water"

is this new and I was just ahead of the curve?

You would be surprised at how many people do not follow those simple instructions. We are a species of mindless idiots.

Rabb
04-30-2009, 02:31 PM
"The Stand"

Good book. I read it when I was 12. My longest read at that point.

I read it about the same age, just a great book.

The movie was the biggest joke of crap ever.

Hotrod
04-30-2009, 02:33 PM
I just walked into our break room and the headline on Fox News was "Wash your hands with soap and water"

is this new and I was just ahead of the curve?


LOL

I'm taking this much more serious then alot of you. I've stopped picking up bar flies until this passes.

epicSocialism4tw
04-30-2009, 02:35 PM
I read it about the same age, just a great book.

The movie was the biggest joke of crap ever.

Yeah...I was pumped about the movie, but as with most Stephen King stories it was horribly transcribed from book to film.

Big disappointment, as I thought the book was his best.

ak1971
04-30-2009, 02:35 PM
LOL

I'm taking this much more serious then alot of you. I've stopped picking up bar flies until this passes.

swine flu has a much different meaning in Gunnison....the other is 'GBD'

Hotrod
04-30-2009, 02:36 PM
swine flu has a much different meaning in Gunnison....the other is 'GBD'

I was actually worried you would be around when I posted that Ha!

theAPAOps5
04-30-2009, 02:37 PM
"The Stand"

Good book. I read it when I was 12. My longest read at that point.

Yeah great book, I read it in 1st grade. The book report took a damn week trying to get those idiots to understand :oyvey: ........

DomCasual
04-30-2009, 02:38 PM
I read it about the same age, just a great book.

The movie was the biggest joke of crap ever.

Stephen King books never seem to translate well into movies (The Shining and Shawshank a couple notable exceptions). The Stand was way too complicated to make into a movie - even a miniseries.

I love that book, though. It's my favorite Stephen King book, and he's my favorite author.

bronco militia
04-30-2009, 02:41 PM
Anyone else think the media should start calling this Captain Tripps?

http://www.alexmcvey.com/shop/images/randall-flagg-email-final-j.jpg

epicSocialism4tw
04-30-2009, 02:45 PM
Stephen King books never seem to translate well into movies (The Shining and Shawshank a couple notable exceptions). The Stand was way too complicated to make into a movie - even a miniseries.

I love that book, though. It's my favorite Stephen King book, and he's my favorite author.

Its funny. He was largely considered a commercial pop author until after his book "On Writing" where critics saw his process (and actually probably read some of his stuff). He is considered in better regard now. We actually covered "On Writing" in a creative writing class that I took in college.

Ultimately he will be one of the most significant authors of his era. He is like a fountain of great sci-fi ideas and characters.

Rabb
04-30-2009, 03:24 PM
Yeah great book, I read it in 1st grade. The book report took a damn week trying to get those idiots to understand :oyvey: ........

:D

DomCasual
04-30-2009, 03:31 PM
Its funny. He was largely considered a commercial pop author until after his book "On Writing" where critics saw his process (and actually probably read some of his stuff). He is considered in better regard now. We actually covered "On Writing" in a creative writing class that I took in college.

Ultimately he will be one of the most significant authors of his era. He is like a fountain of great sci-fi ideas and characters.

Have you read the Dark Tower books? I've read them twice. I LOVE those books. I almost felt a sense of loss when I finished the last one.

Rabb
04-30-2009, 03:35 PM
Have you read the Dark Tower books? I've read them twice. I LOVE those books. I almost felt a sense of loss when I finished the last one.

oh man, those are my absolute favorites...GREAT series

McDman
04-30-2009, 03:36 PM
Read "It", one of the best books I've ever read.

epicSocialism4tw
04-30-2009, 03:44 PM
Have you read the Dark Tower books? I've read them twice. I LOVE those books. I almost felt a sense of loss when I finished the last one.

Yep. Read 'em. I spent a couple of years as an adolescent reading everything King I could find. "It" was first, then "The Stand", then a string of King stuff including the Dark Tower.

If you like great sci-fi series, read "The Space Trilogy'" by C.S. Lewis if you havent already. The book Perelandra in the series is my favorite sci-fi book.

Archer81
04-30-2009, 07:39 PM
Read "It", one of the best books I've ever read.



Creepy. Movie is just as freaky. ****ing clowns...


:Broncos:

24champ
04-30-2009, 10:28 PM
Vincent: Want some bacon?
Jules: No man, I don't eat pork.
Vincent: Are you Jewish?
Jules: Nah, I ain't Jewish, I just don't dig on swine, that's all.
Vincent: Why not?
Jules: Pigs are filthy animals. I don't eat filthy animals.
Vincent: Bacon tastes gooood. Pork chops taste gooood.
Jules: Hey, sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie, but I'd never know 'cause I wouldn't eat the filthy mother****er. Pigs sleep and root in ****. That's a filthy animal. I ain't eat nothin' that ain't got enough sense enough to disregard its own feces.
Vincent: How about a dog? Dogs eats its own feces.
Jules: I don't eat dog either.
Vincent: Yeah, but do you consider a dog to be a filthy animal?
Jules: I wouldn't go so far as to call a dog filthy but they're definitely dirty. But, a dog's got personality. Personality goes a long way.
Vincent: Ah, so by that rationale, if a pig had a better personality, he would cease to be a filthy animal. Is that true?
Jules: Well we'd have to be talkin' about one charming mother****in' pig. I mean he'd have to be ten times more charmin' than that Arnold on Green Acres, you know what I'm sayin'?


http://www.tarantinoitalia.altervista.org/Sito%20Immagini/PULP%20FICTION/Quotes/Pulp%20Fiction%20quotes%2015.jpg

TailgateNut
05-01-2009, 08:46 AM
Actually Obama brought it back after shaking hands with that guy that died the next day cause of it. :thanku:

Spoken like a true Texican!

bronco militia
05-01-2009, 09:05 AM
http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv241/jameshen1/pig-swine-flu-16.jpg