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Post by awip2062 » Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:27 am

True. Parts of the Angeles burn each year, just not so much at once usually.

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Post by CygnusX1 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:29 am

Truth be known, barring any more major fires it will grow back thicker
than before.

I hope they find the one(s) that lit it. They ruined all those peoples' lives,
and caused those two firefighters to be killed. Now, their familes mourn
along with the others that have to deal with the loss of their homes and
property.
Don't start none...won't be none.

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Post by Ogg » Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:16 pm

Twisted news from my hometown that even made the tabloids over here:

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/ne ... anure.html

To make it worse I actually know the guy! He lived two doors down from me when I was a kid! It's doing the rounds at work and most surprisingly it's the second time he's been caught!
It's a mad world.
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Post by Walkinghairball » Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:21 pm

:shock: Ewwwwwwwwwww. Nas-tay!!!!!
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Post by ElfDude » Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:21 pm

Ewwwwww...
Aren't you the guy who hit me in the eye?
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Post by YYZ30 » Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:15 pm

What a crappy way to get off...

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Post by ElfDude » Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:20 pm

YYZ30 wrote:What a crappy way to get off...
I can just hear you laughing at your joke there, sounding just like Alf... "HA! I kill me! HA!"
:-D

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Post by YYZ30 » Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:37 pm

ElfDude wrote:
YYZ30 wrote:What a crappy way to get off...
I can just hear you laughing at your joke there, sounding just like Alf... "HA! I kill me! HA!"
:-D

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Maybe a little... :-D

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Post by Walkinghairball » Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:34 pm

Maybe a lot!!! LOLOLOOLOLOLOLLOOLLOLOLLOL
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Post by awip2062 » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:15 pm

Ummm...I don't think I want to look at the link...

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Post by T4EFAN » Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:58 pm

Loads of fun going on down here.


Local medical clinics have been busy with patients suffering from flu-related illnesses.

"Our CareToday clinic has been seeing in excess of 100 patients a day and probably at least 60 percent of them are flu and flu-related," said Carol Reinhard, director of nursing for the East Tennessee Medical Group. "A lot of them are coming back as positive (when tested)."

People with symptoms of body aches and fever should seek medical attention, Reinhard said, but "if they have minor symptoms of just a little congestion or might think they have allergies, our suggestion is not come in and expose yourself to our patients with the flu. ... We are encouraging people to use good hygiene: cover their mouths when they cough, use the masks."

The story was similar at the Physician's Care clinic, 785 Highway 321 N. "We've seen quite a lot here," said Brittany Henson, receptionist.

Meanwhile, over the past few days, Blount Memorial Hospital has actually been seeing the number of patients admitted to the hospital for the flu decrease. The BMH Emergency Department is also seeing a decrease in the number of flu patients, said Jennie Bounds, hospital spokeswoman.

The CareToday Clinic plans to offer flu shots daily starting Monday.

"We have a separate flu shot clinic that will be opening in our community room," Reinhard said. "It's open to the public, our patients and anybody else. We're starting Monday, Sept. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday. That will go into November. The cost will be $40 if we file your insurance, $32 if cash.

"We also have the flu mist, which is the nasal mist, with will be $52 if we file with the insurance and $44, cash or check."

The next Blount County Health Department flu clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Old Everett Gym on Everett High Road across from Everett Hills Baptist Church. The health department encourages people to be vaccinated against the flu.

The cost of the seasonal flu shot, for those 19 and older, at the health department is $25. The health department will bill traditional Medicare, but no Medicare Advantage Plans or private insurance will be billed for the shot.

The health department will also offer vaccine for the H1N1 (swine flu) virus when it becomes available. This vaccine is now being manufactured and tested in a manner similar to that of seasonal flu vaccine. The seasonal flu vaccine available now is not effective against the H1N1 virus and both kinds of flu are expected to circulate this year.

Influenza is a disease that kills about 36,000 people in the United States per year. On average, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized because of the flu, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

Flu viruses spread mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing. Sometimes people become infected by touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose.

Most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning one day before symptoms develop and up to five days after becoming sick, according to the CDC.

Symptoms of flu include fever, headache, fatigue, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose and muscle aches.

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Post by CygnusX1 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:59 am

H/T to Keith Stein @ www.examiner.com

NASA Rocket Experiment Visible In D.C. Skies

September 10, 2009 12:35

A rocket experiment launched from NASA?s Wallops Flight Facility in
Virginia will be visible in the D.C. area Tuesday night, weather permitting.

The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and the Department of Defense
Space Test Program will use a NASA four-stage Black Brant rocket to
conduct the experiment named Charged Aerosol Release Experiment
(CARE). Using ground based instruments and Earth orbiting spacecraft,
scientists will study an artificial noctilucent cloud formed by the exhaust
particles of the rocket's fourth stage 62 miles above Earth.

The launch is scheduled between 7:30 and 7:57 p.m. EDT. The backup
launch days are Sept. 16 through Sept. 20. The rocket flight and the
resulting cloud may be seen throughout the mid-Atlantic region. The
artificial noctilucent cloud also may be visible the following morning just
before sunrise.

Ground based cameras and radars will be based at various observation
stations along the Atlantic coast and in Bermuda. Because of the optical
observations, the launch will require clear skies not only at Wallops but
also at the multiple observation stations.

Science instruments aboard the STPSat-1 spacecraft in Earth orbit will
track the CARE dust cloud for days or even months. The spacecraft has
previously viewed natural noctilucent clouds for the past two years. The
CARE will be the first space viewing of an artificial noctilucent cloud.

Data collected during the experiment will provide insight into the
formation, evolution, and properties of noctilucent clouds, which are
typically observed naturally at high latitudes. In addition to the
understanding of noctilucent clouds, scientists will use the experiment to
validate and develop simulation models that predict the distribution of
dust particles from rocket motors in the upper atmosphere.

Natural noctilucent clouds, also known as polar mesospheric clouds, are
found in the upper atmosphere as spectacular displays that are most
easily seen just after sunset. The clouds are the highest clouds in Earth's
atmosphere, located in the mesosphere around 50 miles altitude.

They are normally too faint to be seen with the naked eye and are visible
only when illuminated by sunlight from below the horizon while the
Earth's surface is in darkness.

A team of government agencies and universities, led by the NRL, is
conducting the experiment. Participants include the University of
Michigan, Air Force Research Laboratory, Clemson University, Stanford
University, University of Colorado, Penn State University and
Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Haystack Observatory.

http://www.examiner.com/x-5429-DC-Space ... n-DC-skies
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Post by awip2062 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:41 pm

T4EFAN wrote:Loads of fun going on down here.


Local medical clinics have been busy with patients suffering from flu-related illnesses.
Something like 2,000 students at the University of Washington have the swine flu.

I need to get my flu shot soon, because of my job.

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Post by T4EFAN » Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:11 pm

awip2062 wrote:
T4EFAN wrote:Loads of fun going on down here.


Local medical clinics have been busy with patients suffering from flu-related illnesses.
Something like 2,000 students at the University of Washington have the swine flu.
I've managed to dodge it thus far.

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Post by awip2062 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:21 pm

Yeah and that is good.

The only person I know who has gotten it recovered fine. He's young, though, and relatively healthy.

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