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(KKTV)   Plague found in Colorado Springs. Suddenly that flu vaccine shortage isn't sounding too bad   ( divider line
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2004-10-22 10:33:49 AM  
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Dr. Quinn will take care of that for you.
2004-10-22 10:47:11 AM  
Bring out yer dead!
2004-10-22 10:48:25 AM  
Isn't that the "good" city in the Stand?
2004-10-22 10:56:05 AM  
That was Boulder. Close enough.
2004-10-22 10:58:57 AM  
To Colorado Springs another plague has come
Seems Fungus on the Family ain't the only one.
2004-10-22 11:24:11 AM  
If anyone sees Randall Flagg, wake me up.
2004-10-22 11:25:17 AM  
No way man... if anyone sees Sully, wake me up.

/hu hu... grrrrRRRAWR!! *stampastampa*
2004-10-22 11:28:16 AM  
2004-10-22 11:31:32 AM  
TAFL has reminded me of the hotness that was Sully. Much obliged.
2004-10-22 11:53:00 AM  
This isn't new. I was born and raised in Colorado Springs and we were taught to avoid any small rodent because they could be carrying the plague. It causes a death or two every so often.
2004-10-22 12:49:08 PM  
Springs native myself, and this happens every year.

/nothing to see here, move along
2004-10-22 01:06:16 PM  
Big freakin' deal. I've come down with the plague every year since I was 12, and do I look like a rotting corpse to you? (note: I'm typing this with my nubs)
2004-10-22 01:20:48 PM  
Tis the land where the columbines grow,
Overlooking the plains far below,
While the cool summer breeze in the evergreen trees
Softly sings "please lance my buboe".
2004-10-22 01:46:29 PM  
this better not be from Unfreakable!
because if it is, i'm going to have to call favoritism !!
i submitted this 2-3 days ago.. with a pretty good headline including our mascot in it.. (since it effects squirrels)

i must be submitting my stuff on the days that the admins that dont like me are working.
*shakes fist in anger*

this is the first time in 3+ yrs i have felt sleighted.. i demand satisfaction.
*shake fist harder*
2004-10-22 01:50:21 PM  
If you find a dead squirrel in the affected area please contact the Health Department

I saw a dead squirrel this morning on the highway just north of Colorado Springs. Of course, he was only about a quarter of an inch thick, so I don't think it was the plague that got him.
2004-10-22 05:34:55 PM  
Eh, there are a few thousand cases of the plague every year still. And it's treatable by many antibiotics.

Wake me when we have a mutated airborne form of Ebola in Colorado Springs. Then I'll crap my pants.
2004-10-22 05:53:08 PM  
Quick, call General Hammond!
2004-10-22 05:54:52 PM  
2 out of 3 for a "We're all gonna die!" Trifecta
2004-10-22 05:55:11 PM  
As our esteemed poetaster SherKhan has alluded to, there's been a plague in that town for many, many years.
2004-10-22 05:55:18 PM  
Is this the rapture?
2004-10-22 05:55:47 PM  
Calling Richard Preston...
2004-10-22 05:56:43 PM  
Obviously another terrorist plot. Go to alert color Taupe!

2004-10-22 05:57:24 PM  
Bring out your dead... squirrels
2004-10-22 05:57:55 PM  
Get a grip the plague is easily treatable with antibiotics
2004-10-22 05:58:59 PM  
That was Boulder. Close enough.

As a resident of Colorado Springs, I must say that there is nothing here that is close to Boulder.
2004-10-22 05:59:10 PM  
Smithers...give him the plague.

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2004-10-22 05:59:46 PM  
witches next, then fathers smelling of elderberries, sparrows, coconuts and Tim.

/runs to video cabinet, giggling like a girl
2004-10-22 06:00:18 PM  
I can't wait for the media to scare the crap out of me on this one!
2004-10-22 06:01:02 PM  
as another resident of Colorado Springs, who lives right where they are talking about, i must say: "let's get the hell outta here!"
2004-10-22 06:01:03 PM  
A plague be upon ye fundies of the Springs...
2004-10-22 06:01:43 PM  
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"Attention all personnel. The black death is coming. The black death is coming! The great pestilence is finally upon us! Repent! Repent!"

/"I'll bet your lymph nodes are as big as cats!"
2004-10-22 06:02:25 PM  
Wasn't there a plague-infected prairie dog town next to a housing development in Colorado Springs last year?
2004-10-22 06:03:19 PM  
Pie Iesu domine, dona eis requiem
2004-10-22 06:03:40 PM  
Anthrax spores are found naturally in the soil across the world. The next time you cut yourself outside could give you ANTHRAX.

/Adjusts tinfoil hat, checks over shoulder.
2004-10-22 06:04:08 PM  
"all sudden-like! Lucky I was out!".
"that one's got a SWORD in him!".
"he fell on it!".
2004-10-22 06:04:16 PM  
hmm, yes i also live in colorado and i suppose i shouldnt have ate that squirrel i shot w/ my slug-shot while herding the cows to the ol' ranch
2004-10-22 06:04:44 PM  
read about something similar like three or four years ago...some prarie dog colony out west was found to be carrying it or something.
2004-10-22 06:04:48 PM  
I think plague tastes best with a nice big glass of milk.
2004-10-22 06:05:06 PM  
Yay. I live in the Springs and my dog lives to chase squirrels. Fortunately for the squirrels she can't climb a tree.
2004-10-22 06:06:13 PM  
Dr. Quinn will take care of that for you.

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Dr. Quinn?
2004-10-22 06:07:00 PM  
Isn't the Politically Correct term: Successful and Attractive African Death?
2004-10-22 06:07:05 PM  
Fortunately, I live out by Falcon. The only plague-infested creature we have to deal with is Doug Bruce.

/Colorado Springs inside joke. Sorry.
2004-10-22 06:09:12 PM  
So Colorado is American Mongolia? Cool. Bring on the pillaging hordes!
2004-10-22 06:09:51 PM  
Why do people get their knickers in a twist about this sort of stuff? This is not the time of Dickens; we have modern medicine, plumbing, and waste disposal. There are as many as 3,000 plague infections in humans each year -- It's not as though this is a new thing.

Just don't go rolling around in squirrels' nests (and keep your pet from doing the same).

Anyone seriously concerned can check the CDC for prevention tips.
2004-10-22 06:10:35 PM  
Isn't Colorado Springs the home area of the right wing fundie "Focus on the Family"? I think that town is full of right wing fundie "Christians".

Is this retribution by a higher power?
2004-10-22 06:10:35 PM  
Well the Great Fire of London seems to have ended the plague in that city in the 17th century so maybe we should just set fire to Colorado as a precaution.

/Just finished reading Neal Stephenson's The Baroque Cycle
2004-10-22 06:10:41 PM  
I used to live just off Kelly Johnson Blvd. One day there was a heap of rodents in the middle of the circle. The next day construction started on a bunch of offices.
2004-10-22 06:11:18 PM  
First of all, you can't possibly compare Boulder and Colorado Springs.

Boulder=Hippies, potheads, frat & sororities, football, college, freethinkers, etc.
Colorado Springs=Focus on the Family, New Life Church, rednecks, meth labs, and a supposed secret KKK chapter.

Secondly, the plague has been in prarie dogs and squirrels in Colorado Springs for like 6 or 7 years. This is old news.
2004-10-22 06:11:23 PM  

They should floss in addition to brushing their teeth.
2004-10-22 06:12:13 PM  
ring around the rosey
pocket full of posies
ashes ashes
we all fall down
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