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  • MalahatTwo7
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    I guess she REALLY likes her ring?

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  • pasobuff
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    We have a Senator here that wants to outlaw SALT in cooking at restaurants.....

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  • pasobuff
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    Originally posted by firecat1 View Post
    Ok, pierced ears, nose, those have been done for centuries. Pierced lips, eyebrows, other things, well, that's just individual preferences but this is taking it kinda out there.
    EEEWWWW>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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  • firecat1
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    Ok, pierced ears, nose, those have been done for centuries. Pierced lips, eyebrows, other things, well, that's just individual preferences but this is taking it kinda out there.
    Last edited by firecat1; 04-04-2010, 06:50 AM.

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  • firecat1
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    You've gotta be kidding me!!!

    This week's medical crisis: Hot dogs
    Posted Tue, Feb 23, 2010

    By Jessica Ashley, Shine staff
    Our health news is clogged with new studies and startling findings on cancer, obesity, malaria, superfoods, heart disease. And now, the American Academy of Pediatricians is calling for a redesign of hot dogs.

    If you're like me, your first thought is how a hot dog can possibly be a hot dog if it looks any different. And then, if you are a parent, you will recall how you've been scared to death that giving your child a hot dog will surely lead to Heimlich panic or worse.

    Really, this fear is not unfounded. USA Today reports that 10,000 children under the age of 14 are treated in the emergency room every year after choking on food. Sadly, a new statement in Pediatrics says that up to 77 of those kids will die. They also assess that 17% of asphyxiations due to food can be blamed on hot dogs.

    Because of these statistics, the AAP is asking food makers to address the size, shape, and texture of hot dogs to make them more safe and less likely to become wedged in a child's throat.

    Some people have questioned whether warning labels are necessary for hot dogs and other foods that children can easily choke on. In response, Janet Riley, the president of the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council (let's be honest: it's an un-funny issue but I'd love to get a hold of about 10,000 of her business cards), says that about half of hot dog labels already include choking-prevention information and that educating parents and caregivers is the best way to address these concerns.

    The retooling Riley suggests is one she used for her own children: "As a mother who has fed toddlers cylindrical foods like grapes, bananas, hot dogs and carrots, I 'redesigned' them in my kitchen by cutting them with a paring knife until my children were old enough to manage on their own."

    The FDA will review the AAP's statement as well. In the meantime, I do agree it is scary that so many children have choked (especially to the point of death) on a food that is so much a part of American culture. I also think it is pretty concerning that hot dogs, not exactly the epitome of health and body-developing nutrition, are on kids' plates and high-chair trays so often.

    I agree that perhaps hot dogs should be reexamined, but I'm also buying pediatrician and author of Feeding Baby Green Alan Greene's statement that we need to look outside the bun as well.

    "The last thing we need is to redesign candy and junk food with cool shapes, so we can give them to kids even younger," Greene said.

    To that, I toast my organic soda.

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  • firecat1
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    Originally posted by E40FDNYL35 View Post
    Weird But True
    Was that a "bump"?

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  • E40FDNYL35
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    Weird But True

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  • firecat1
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    His heart was in the right place, even if his head wasn't.

    Originally posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
    This one made the radio news the other day:

    According to the radio, he was actually plowing the street, and not just his driveway.

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  • MalahatTwo7
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    This one made the radio news the other day:

    Ontario man arrested for snowblowing while drunk

    Canwest News Service January 8, 2010

    Police in Barrie, Ont., have arrested a 41-year-old man for operating a snowblower in the middle of the road while drunk.

    The man was operating the push-model snowblower Tuesday evening in the middle of a major street in the city 75km north of Toronto.

    Officers determined that the man was too intoxicated to be operating the snowblower and he was almost struck twice by passing vehicles. He was not only a danger to others but a danger to himself, police said.

    The man was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication. He was held in holding cells until he sobered up.

    © Copyright (c) The Victoria Times Colonist

    According to the radio, he was actually plowing the street, and not just his driveway.

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  • RspctFrmCalgary
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    Originally posted by E40FDNYL35 View Post
    The WTC News tread is locked
    I hope you emailed them, Ray.

    How mucked up is that to close a sticky thread just because there hasn't been an update in 60 days. The WT needs to screw their head on straight before arbitrarily closing long-existing threads.

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  • E40FDNYL35
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    The WTC News tread is locked

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  • MalahatTwo7
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    Can I Get A Coffee, With An Ambulance Chaser, Please?

    Man with knife in chest calls 911, orders coffee

    Wednesday, December 23, 2009 (12-23) 05:37 PST Warren, Mich. (AP)

    A man who walked into a Michigan diner with a 5-inch knife stuck in his chest ordered a coffee and complained only about the cold weather.

    The 52-year-old man, who has not been identified, called a 911 operator in Warren on Sunday night to ask that an ambulance be sent to Bray's, an eatery in neighboring Hazel Park.

    He said he had been stabbed during an attempted robbery half a mile away, then walked to the restaurant and called 911 from a pay phone.

    On a recording of the call, the man gives a vague description of his attacker before saying, "I'm gonna sit down at Bray's 'cause they got a chair and it's cold out here."

    Restaurant employee George Mirdita tells The Detroit News the man calmly ordered coffee.

    Police said Tuesday that the man is recovering.

    Information from: The Detroit News, www.detnews.com

    Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...#ixzz0adk20h8H

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  • MalahatTwo7
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    NC woman lay dead in bed for months despite visits
    By KEVIN MAURER and ALYSIA PATTERSON, Associated Press Writers

    Wednesday, December 16, 2009 (12-16) 10:53 PST Wilmington, N.C. (AP)

    The body of an elderly woman remained in her bed for up to eight months even though caretakers paid daily visits to the house and kept it tidy, authorities said Wednesday.

    Sheriff's deputies were investigating the suspicious death of Blanche Matilda Roth after the corpse was found in her suburban home in Wilmington, on the Atlantic coast, on Tuesday following a call to 911.

    New Hanover County Deputy Charles Smith said Roth likely died in May, before her 88th birthday in September. Her body was found after the 911 caller, whose identity was being withheld by authorities, reported that an elderly woman in the home was unconscious and not breathing.

    Smith said caretakers had been going in and out of the house on a quiet cul-de-sac on a daily basis. He would not specify if the caretakers were family members but said they were not nurses. At least four other people also lived in the house, a neighbor said. ?????

    Failure to report a death is a felony in North Carolina.

    Smith said the residence was very well kept. He said police hadn't received any calls requesting welfare checks on Roth.

    Officials are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

    "They were quiet and stayed to themselves all the time," neighbor Ray Taylor, 72, said of the home's residents.

    Martin Pedersen, another neighbor, said he had no idea Roth had died.

    Pedersen, 55, said four other family members, a married couple and two sons, lived in the house and that a younger son went to school every day.

    Pedersen said the family was nice and the news surprised him. He used to see the elderly woman walking to the mailbox with another family member holding her arm. "They'd be laughing and everything else."

    He couldn't recall when he last saw her.

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  • MalahatTwo7
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    Kick in the Teeth: Dentist Overwhelmed by Sex Calls Florida dentist fields 500 calls per day from raunchy 1-900 number

    By BRIAN HAMACHER Updated 3:36 PM EST, Tue, Dec 1, 2009

    NBC Miami.com Between the routine cleanings, root canals and other dentist procedures, Dr. Robert Thousand and his staff don't have a whole lot of time for phone sex.

    But that's not stopping a raunchy 1-900 sex line from calling the St. Augustine dentist's phone a whopping 500 times a day.

    "There it goes again," employee Joyce Outlaw, immersed in annoying ring tones, told WTLV. "So far, we've had 433 calls since 9:30 this morning."

    The calls have been pouring in, on the office phones and the doctor's cell, in the past couple weeks, without stop. Thousand said the calls are hurting his practice, since real customers can't get through to the office. Not to mention the bill.

    "I think you get charged every time your cell phone rings. I get four to five hundred of these a day so I've contacted AT&T," Thousand said. "Who knows what my phone bill will be, thousands, I'm sure."

    The calls are a recording, with a simple choice of options from the menu.

    "If you are gay, press 1. If you are a lesbian, press 2," a sultry voice reads. You can imagine where it goes from there.

    "It's the same recording every time," said a frustrated Dr. Thousand. "It's a homemade recording that someone has downloaded on a computer and is dialing it through a computer on the automatic dial."

    Since he's been using the same office and phone number for 10 years, Dr. Thousand said he can't just change his number.

    In the meantime, police and AT&T are investigating the calls, trying to track down the source.

    Thousand said the sex calls are doing nothing for his libido or his once-thriving business.

    "It's pretty much cyberterrorism, you know, somebody terrorizes you, does this to your business," Thousand said. "It's shutting me down."

    First Published: Dec 1, 2009 1:33 PM EST

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  • MalahatTwo7
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    Oooopppppss

    Pa. police arrest Amish man in buggy for DUI

    Tuesday, December 8, 2009 (12-08) 18:18 PST Lancaster, Pa. (AP)

    Police in central Pennsylvania arrested an Amish man on drunk driving charges over the weekend after he was found asleep in his moving buggy. Police said a 22-year-old man was slumped over and asleep in a slow-moving buggy on Sunday night.

    An off-duty officer from nearby reported seeing the horse pulling the buggy at a walking pace as it straddled the center line.

    Police said a breathalyzer test snowed the man's blood-alcohol content was 0.18, more than twice the 0.08 legal limit for drivers.

    Information from: Intelligencer Journal, www.lancasteronline.com/pages/paper/sundaynews/

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