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 Post subject: Re: Swine FluTracker
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 4:58 am 
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You guys don't get it...


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I get it fine and quite frankly don't have a problem with less people in the world. The process by which that happens is, of course, always regrettable, but the end result pans out better for the planet and whoever's left. :twisted:


Wow! these statements are a reminder of how possible it is to be turned-off and out of touch with life!

Holy sh*t Fosgate. Is this how we are to deal with our rather complex problems? Okay, I'm with you in that I would like to see less people in the world. Who wouldn't? Our world-wide population of 6.5 billion and growing exponentially (and HAS grown exponentially) needs to be reckoned with ---- for sure!

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But "The process by which that (less people in the world) happens is, of course, always regrettable, but the end result pans out better for the planet and whoever's left" (???)


So what is it dear friend? Regrettable or better for the planet? Who gets to be 'left'? Your sister, brother, daughter, father? Would you like to be left?

Could we live in present time and see that maybe, if it is indeed regrettable, it is not better for the planet? Why have regrets?

Wouldn't it be better, for instance, to educate women of poorer countries, so that they were less likely to marry at 14 and produce 15 children who can not all be adequately looked after? Then there would be less population growth .... less blight .... rather than ignoring the needs .... and then accepting these painful methods as a matter of course? .... may as well bomb them, or ignore the systems in place which deprives entire communities of clean drinking water. Allow those "other" children to suffer and die ... so that we may enjoy the forever plenty we've become so accustomed to.

6.5 billion ----- and not one individual is less important than you or I.

Wipe out a percentage of the population? even if it means your wife, son, daughter, father? how about if one of the ones wiped out was you? would you be okay with that? are you a blight? part of it ....?

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"The process by which that happens is, of course, always regrettable, but the end result pans out better for the planet and whoever's left."


Should we look for a solution, or should we let those poor suckers die? And if you were one of those poor suckers, would the planet .. (and whoever is left) be better off?

... is it really always regrettable in your heart/mind? Or just better for the planet? How are they separate?


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 Post subject: Re: Swine FluTracker
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 5:41 am 
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And, if Ante and those like him are so "in" to the decimation of mankind, why set a good example by starting with themselves?



I wouldn't speak for Ante, but it seems quite apparant that Fosgate and his ilk? (who are they?) are "into the decimation of mankind" ...... as a good way od dealing with this over population thing, this plague on the planet, these people ... especially the ones who keep having more babies ....

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I get it fine and quite frankly don't have a problem with less people in the world. The process by which that happens is, of course, always regrettable, but the end result pans out better for the planet and whoever's left.


it's ALL about the planet ... if you are willing to forget that we are vialble life-forms upon it --- and that it has taken billions of years to evolve us. Some of us, apparantly, aren't worth consideration.

It is a mind like this, and this type of mind/thinking is not uncommmon, that may not be capable of considering other species .... when it can't even consider its own.


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 Post subject: Re: Swine FluTracker
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 10:52 am 
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animal-friendly wrote:
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You guys don't get it...


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I get it fine and quite frankly don't have a problem with less people in the world. The process by which that happens is, of course, always regrettable, but the end result pans out better for the planet and whoever's left. :twisted:


Wow! these statements are a reminder of how possible it is to be turned-off and out of touch with life!


Yeah? Well, you keep pushing on that rope and let me know how well it goes.

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 Post subject: Re: Swine FluTracker
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 1:04 pm 
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Josh has suggested that you don't get it .... I just had no idea how disconnected you are....

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I get it fine and quite frankly don't have a problem with less people in the world. The process by which that happens is, of course, always regrettable, but the end result pans out better for the planet and whoever's left. :twisted:
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Wow! these statements are a reminder of how possible it is to be turned-off and out of touch with life![/quote]

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Yeah? Well, you keep pushing on that rope and let me know how well it goes.
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Why, thank you Fosgate, for such a thoughtful response!

Hey ... don't feel bad .... you are just one of the millions of people who really don't give a sh*t anymore ......when there are so many problems facing humankind, sometimes its just better to become numb and simply wish that at least 1/2 the problems wither away as 1/2 the population withers away.... as long as you and your loved ones still get to play? (just let those "other" people die from bombs dropped on their over-populated heads, polluted drinking water, starvation, whatever virus is going around ..... you know ... AIDS ....isn't that mostly in Africa?)

Thanks for showing your true colours. I had a strong feeling you were some version of pink!


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 Post subject: Re: Swine FluTracker
PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:17 pm 
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In view of how flu season is upon us, we might need a update on this...


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 Post subject: Re: Swine FluTracker
PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:41 pm 
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The FluTracker is going strong. Over 100,000 unique visitors per day to the site and 90,000+ user-contributed reports of the flu. It has turned into the best place to find out about detailed reports of where H1N1 has spread: http://flutracker.rhizalabs.com


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 Post subject: Re: Swine FluTracker
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Personally, I didn't know you could die from the flu. I've never known anyone to... so I guess its only deadly if what? Not treated? Well I'm one of the weird schmucks who would try to cure myself if I had a cold. Then again I know people who avoid medicine.. wth. [-(


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 Post subject: Re: Swine FluTracker
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:15 pm 
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36,000 or so people die every year from the seasonal flu every year (source: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/us ... deaths.htm)


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 Post subject: Re: Swine FluTracker
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:59 pm 
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The United States suffered their worst week yet, with reports of 197 new H1N1 deaths in 38 states and Puerto Rico, over the course of 7 days - an increase of 26.3% over the number of deaths last week. Vermont, the final state to confirm a swine flu death, ultimately joined the other 49 states. Fatalities were widespread, with only 12 states not reporting any new deaths. Death reports came in from the following states: AZ (18), TX (18), CA (16), FL (10), AL (9), NY (8), SD (7), IL (6), LA (6), NC (6), NM (6), NV (6), OK (6), WA (6), CO (5), KS (5), OR (5), WI (5), IN(4), MI (4), PA (4), SC (4), UT (4), KY (3), MD (3), WY (3), CT (2), IA (2), ID (2), MN (2), NJ (2), RI (2), DE (1), GA (1), MA (1), NE (1), VT (1), WV (1), PR (2).

Other Countries.............
http://www.flucount.org/


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 Post subject: Re: Swine FluTracker
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:25 am 
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The number of people in hospital suffering from flu this summer was almost 20 times higher than in previous years, the latest figures show.

The impact of swine flu this summer caused the number of bed days spent in hospital — particularly among working-age men and women — to soar.

An estimated 100,000 new cases of swine flu were occurring weekly at the peak of the pandemic in July.

After a decline in rates of reported illness, cases have begun to increase. Last week, an estimated 84,000 new cases of the virus were reported, as experts predicted another spike in cases as the weather gets colder.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/u ... 911124.ece


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 Post subject: Re: Swine FluTracker
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:30 pm 
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I must have been engaging in my leave of absence when I missed this. In case you're still around, AF:

animal-friendly wrote:
Fosgate wrote:
josh knauer wrote:
You guys don't get it...


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I get it fine and quite frankly don't have a problem with less people in the world. The process by which that happens is, of course, always regrettable, but the end result pans out better for the planet and whoever's left. :twisted:


Wow! these statements are a reminder of how possible it is to be turned-off and out of touch with life!

Holy sh*t Fosgate. Is this how we are to deal with our rather complex problems? Okay, I'm with you in that I would like to see less people in the world. Who wouldn't? Our world-wide population of 6.5 billion and growing exponentially (and HAS grown exponentially) needs to be reckoned with ---- for sure!


Frankly, I don't see it as a problem. It comes with the territory. That is, existence, but more to the point, overpopulation.

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But "The process by which that (less people in the world) happens is, of course, always regrettable, but the end result pans out better for the planet and whoever's left" (???)


So what is it dear friend? Regrettable or better for the planet?


Let me spell this out for you. I said the process is regrettable. In fact, I should retract that--sometimes it is regrettable. Either way, the product of that process is better for the planet.

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Who gets to be 'left'? Your sister, brother, daughter, father? Would you like to be left?


You totally missed the point. It's not a matter of who is left, but how many.

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Wouldn't it be better, for instance, to educate women of poorer countries, so that they were less likely to marry at 14 and produce 15 children who can not all be adequately looked after? Then there would be less population growth .... less blight .... rather than ignoring the needs .... and then accepting these painful methods as a matter of course?


I ask, is it working?

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 Post subject: Re: Swine FluTracker
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animal-friendly wrote:
Thanks for showing your true colours. I had a strong feeling you were some version of pink!


Sorry, I don't waste my time on unproductive causes, even if they are noble and compassionate.

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 Post subject: Re: Swine FluTracker
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Go check http://flutracker.rhizalabs.com and see how it has been spreading over the past week. This is way bigger than some invention of the media.

-josh


Guess it didn't quite work out that way. :-k

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 Post subject: Re: Swine FluTracker
PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:11 pm 
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Fosgate wrote:
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Thanks for showing your true colours. I had a strong feeling you were some version of pink!


Sorry, I don't waste my time on unproductive causes, even if they are noble and compassionate.


I think you guys need to hug it out.


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 Post subject: Re: Swine FluTracker
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:22 am 
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GreenCarz wrote:
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Thanks for showing your true colours. I had a strong feeling you were some version of pink!


Sorry, I don't waste my time on unproductive causes, even if they are noble and compassionate.


I think you guys need to hug it out.


Not that it changes my position in the slightest, but I'm cool with what AF or anyone else thinks.

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