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2012-08-17 01:47:56 PM
My son is going to be starting his combat medic field training real soon. He's going to spending 12 days in a tent in south central Texas on a simulated tour of duty. I asked him what their commanding officers are doing to protect them from the West Nile virus. He said, "they'll be issuing us some extra mosquito repellent." That didn't really make me feel a lot better.

He's going to wear the same pair of underwear that entire 12 days and then mail that underwear to his brother. Unwashed, of course. That's the kind of kids I have. I'm so proud.
 
2012-08-17 01:55:25 PM
I've never understood the panic over West Nile considering 80% of the people who get it barely notice it, if at all

/I guess it's a lot harder on horses and birds, though
 
2012-08-17 02:05:37 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I've never understood the panic over West Nile considering 80% of the people who get it barely notice it, if at all

/I guess it's a lot harder on horses and birds, though


Yeah, a 20% mortality rate is nothing. Why, that is only 1 in 5 that dies.

BFD, right?
 
2012-08-17 02:09:54 PM

mr_bunny: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I've never understood the panic over West Nile considering 80% of the people who get it barely notice it, if at all

/I guess it's a lot harder on horses and birds, though

Yeah, a 20% mortality rate is nothing. Why, that is only 1 in 5 that dies.

BFD, right?


I said 80% don't notice they even have it. That does not in itself imply that the other 20% of cases are fatal

/don't let me stop a good rant, though
 
2012-08-17 02:20:18 PM
Lando Lincoln: He's going to wear the same pair of underwear that entire 12 days and then mail that underwear to his brother. Unwashed, of course. That's the kind of kids I have. I'm so proud.

Your children have odd fetishes, ma'am.
 
2012-08-17 02:23:24 PM

Lando Lincoln: My son is going to be starting his combat medic field training real soon. He's going to spending 12 days in a tent in south central Texas on a simulated tour of duty. I asked him what their commanding officers are doing to protect them from the West Nile virus. He said, "they'll be issuing us some extra mosquito repellent." That didn't really make me feel a lot better.

He's going to wear the same pair of underwear that entire 12 days and then mail that underwear to his brother. Unwashed, of course. That's the kind of kids I have. I'm so proud.


Don't worry. Mil-spec mosquito repellent works very well.
 
2012-08-17 02:24:48 PM

Tillmaster: Lando Lincoln: My son is going to be starting his combat medic field training real soon. He's going to spending 12 days in a tent in south central Texas on a simulated tour of duty. I asked him what their commanding officers are doing to protect them from the West Nile virus. He said, "they'll be issuing us some extra mosquito repellent." That didn't really make me feel a lot better.

He's going to wear the same pair of underwear that entire 12 days and then mail that underwear to his brother. Unwashed, of course. That's the kind of kids I have. I'm so proud.

Don't worry. Mil-spec mosquito repellent works very well.


I'm bettin those shorts will work better as a repellant after 12 days

/and not just for mosquitoes
 
2012-08-17 02:29:14 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: mr_bunny: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I've never understood the panic over West Nile considering 80% of the people who get it barely notice it, if at all

/I guess it's a lot harder on horses and birds, though

Yeah, a 20% mortality rate is nothing. Why, that is only 1 in 5 that dies.

BFD, right?

I said 80% don't notice they even have it. That does not in itself imply that the other 20% of cases are fatal

/don't let me stop a good rant, though


I live in Ft Worth, but I don't know that aerial spraying is the best means of control.

I worked a long time collecting all my used tires and it will be a cold day in Hell before you ruin them by spraying some poison all over and ruining my sculpture.
 
2012-08-17 02:29:51 PM
I contracted East Nile last year...I never felt so great in my life!
 
2012-08-17 02:30:15 PM
FTA: "headache, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness"

Sounds like me after a hard session here on fark.
 
2012-08-17 02:31:15 PM
With pic of what two private planes might look like

a.abcnews.com

You sure those aren't mosquitos?
 
2012-08-17 02:32:55 PM

offmymeds: You sure those aren't mosquitos?


Those are Texas mosquitoes.

They sprayed for mosquitoes last night, allegedly, and you should have heard the NIMBY whining. "They forced this down our throats!"
 
2012-08-17 02:32:56 PM

mr_bunny: MaudlinMutantMollusk: mr_bunny: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I've never understood the panic over West Nile considering 80% of the people who get it barely notice it, if at all

/I guess it's a lot harder on horses and birds, though

Yeah, a 20% mortality rate is nothing. Why, that is only 1 in 5 that dies.

BFD, right?

I said 80% don't notice they even have it. That does not in itself imply that the other 20% of cases are fatal

/don't let me stop a good rant, though

I live in Ft Worth, but I don't know that aerial spraying is the best means of control.

I worked a long time collecting all my used tires and it will be a cold day in Hell before you ruin them by spraying some poison all over and ruining my sculpture.


I grew up in the Sacramento area. They've done aerial spraying around there every summer for years

/not sure how much good it does, since they have to do it every year, but I guess there's some sort of a sense of security to it
 
2012-08-17 02:33:42 PM

Lando Lincoln: My son is going to be starting his combat medic field training real soon. He's going to spending 12 days in a tent in south central Texas on a simulated tour of duty. I asked him what their commanding officers are doing to protect them from the West Nile virus. He said, "they'll be issuing us some extra mosquito repellent." That didn't really make me feel a lot better.

He's going to wear the same pair of underwear that entire 12 days and then mail that underwear to his brother. Unwashed, of course. That's the kind of kids I have. I'm so proud.


Get him some Permethrin. Most of the BDUs are treated with it already, but if his aren't, get some and spray it onto his uniforms. It lasts for something like six washings and repels and kills ticks and mosquitoes.
 
2012-08-17 02:34:19 PM

offmymeds: With pic of what two private planes might look like

[a.abcnews.com image 640x360]

You sure those aren't mosquitos?


That's an Obama-directed CDC assault drone attack on the home of an infected child.
 
2012-08-17 02:35:57 PM
My brother-in-law's dad just got out of the hospital with the severe form of West Nile. It was pretty scary for about two weeks. He's still recovering.

/CSB
 
2012-08-17 02:36:22 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: mr_bunny: MaudlinMutantMollusk: mr_bunny: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I've never understood the panic over West Nile considering 80% of the people who get it barely notice it, if at all

/I guess it's a lot harder on horses and birds, though

Yeah, a 20% mortality rate is nothing. Why, that is only 1 in 5 that dies.

BFD, right?

I said 80% don't notice they even have it. That does not in itself imply that the other 20% of cases are fatal

/don't let me stop a good rant, though

I live in Ft Worth, but I don't know that aerial spraying is the best means of control.

I worked a long time collecting all my used tires and it will be a cold day in Hell before you ruin them by spraying some poison all over and ruining my sculpture.

I grew up in the Sacramento area. They've done aerial spraying around there every summer for years

/not sure how much good it does, since they have to do it every year, but I guess there's some sort of a sense of security to it


They had to do something, I guess. People are dying, that is for sure.

But, and I am no rocket mosquito scientist, do mosquitoes fly about 100 ft in the air? I would think probably not.

So, instead of spraying poison, I suggest that we attempt to reason with them.
 
2012-08-17 02:37:39 PM
I slept on a deck outside one summer.

/ really getting a kick.....etc
 
2012-08-17 02:37:47 PM
lol
 
2012-08-17 02:39:34 PM
I live in Dallas county... I probably get bit by a mosqito at least once a week. Being that I will likley live here for ever and I'm still young I'd actually rather get bit and infected now in hopes of forming a resistance so that I don't catch it and die when I'm old.
 
2012-08-17 02:41:21 PM
I live in a swamp and can tell you spraying doesn't work. In the past they have sprayed here with trucks and C-130's. It will reduce the numbers temporarily but then they will come back ten times as stronger because you dun killed all their predators with your spraying.
 
2012-08-17 02:42:22 PM
South Central Texas is more near Padre Island than Dallas. Texas, being slightly larger than Rhode Island, has wet places and dry places. As for mosquitos, that's why San Antonio and Austin have nightly Awesome Bat Watching Parties -- bats eat about 4 times their body weight in mosquitos every night.

Come to Austin, pull up a lawn chair by the downtown bridge and cheer the bats on at sundown along with a few thousand of your new best friends and drinking buddies.
 
2012-08-17 02:43:57 PM

Lando Lincoln: My son is going to be starting his combat medic field training real soon. He's going to spending 12 days in a tent in south central Texas on a simulated tour of duty. I asked him what their commanding officers are doing to protect them from the West Nile virus. He said, "they'll be issuing us some extra mosquito repellent." That didn't really make me feel a lot better.

He's going to wear the same pair of underwear that entire 12 days and then mail that underwear to his brother. Unwashed, of course. That's the kind of kids I have. I'm so proud.


he's going to be combat medic, i wouldn't waste worry over mosquitos
 
2012-08-17 02:44:43 PM

mr_bunny: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I've never understood the panic over West Nile considering 80% of the people who get it barely notice it, if at all

/I guess it's a lot harder on horses and birds, though

Yeah, a 20% mortality rate is nothing. Why, that is only 1 in 5 that dies.

BFD, right?


I know someone who contracted the deadly version of west nile virus. I know very little of the virus, but its effects. it will be terminal (or, is terminal... i don't know the appropriate way to apply this adjective). very sad. this virus can be farking horrible. very debilitating.

/ they started spraying here a few years ago. I've noticed that there are a lot less mosquitos... and good, fark em. even scientists agree that mosquitos don't provide any valuable service to the world (can't find the citation, but remember some noted biologist saying they're no good).
 
2012-08-17 02:45:04 PM
Who pussified Texas? Dust storms that lasted for days, tumbleweeds covering your house, rattlesnakes in the outhouse, Comanches, buffalo stampedes, dying to the last man (or at least being executed by your enemy) in a little church...

And now they're terrified of little droplets of bug juice. Like the lady said, I grew up around crop dusters. It makes my three eyes water when I think about how skeered Texans are. Maybe it has something to do with that maple flavoring in their Jimmy Dean sausage.
 
2012-08-17 02:45:24 PM

offmymeds: With pic of what two private planes might look like

[a.abcnews.com image 640x360]

You sure those aren't mosquitos?


In New Jersey, they might be.
 
2012-08-17 02:46:36 PM

Boudica's War Tampon: Who pussified Texas?


All the people moving from out of state to get jobs.

And black people.
 
2012-08-17 02:50:43 PM
The aerial spraying is a good step, but could we mix a little anti-derp into the tanks?
 
2012-08-17 02:51:01 PM

BronyMedic: Lando Lincoln: He's going to wear the same pair of underwear that entire 12 days and then mail that underwear to his brother. Unwashed, of course. That's the kind of kids I have. I'm so proud.

Your children have odd fetishes, ma'am.


Says the Brony...
 
2012-08-17 02:51:48 PM
Coma is a symptom?

Good to know, next time I fall in to a coma I won't take it lightly and will get to the doctor immediately!
 
2012-08-17 02:52:10 PM

arethereanybeernamesleft: Boudica's War Tampon: Who pussified Texas?

All the people moving from out of state to get jobs.

.


Seriously, I always ask the Border Patrol why they're at the southern border of Texas. The real crap comes from the Oklahoma, Arkansas and Lousiana side.

They usually reply that the food is better on the southern border.  That's why they stay there.
 
2012-08-17 02:52:21 PM
I say we bomb the crap out of West Nile for sending their virus over here.
 
2012-08-17 02:52:38 PM
Having just come back from spending a month in Dallas, I'm getting a kick... etc... So if there's an outbreak in the Washington DC area, well... I'm sorry.

Frankly, I can't see how *anyone* in TX is getting bit by mosquitoes, given that they've all been hunkered down in air conditioned comfort to escape the 100F+ heat.
 
2012-08-17 02:56:31 PM
I wonder who's paying for all this spraying. Real AmericansTM don't need no protection from mosquitos.
 
2012-08-17 02:57:39 PM
Here's how to know you have West Nile virus

You walk like an Egyptian?

You go Mubarick to Moussey?
 
2012-08-17 02:57:44 PM

Huntceet: I say we bomb the crap out of West Nile for sending their virus over here.


Careful. There are a lot of Republicans in this thread, and they may do just that after they arrest the guy who keeps making all of that dihydrogen monoxide.
 
2012-08-17 02:58:12 PM

Boudica's War Tampon: And now they're terrified of little droplets of bug juice. Like the lady said, I grew up around crop dusters. It makes my three eyes water when I think about how skeered Texans are. Maybe it has something to do with that maple flavoring in their Jimmy Dean sausage.


There is a vast difference between the major cities and the rural areas of Texas.... Were atlking a major city here so people freak out just like anywhere else.
 
2012-08-17 02:59:13 PM

BitwiseShift: South Central Texas is more near Padre Island than Dallas. Texas, being slightly larger than Rhode Island, has wet places and dry places. As for mosquitos, that's why San Antonio and Austin have nightly Awesome Bat Watching Parties -- bats eat about 4 times their body weight in mosquitos every night.

Come to Austin, pull up a lawn chair by the downtown bridge and cheer the bats on at sundown along with a few thousand of your new best friends and drinking buddies.


Send some up here to DFW. I can't believe everybody is scared of a little bug spray. Stay in your house and don't worry about it. Maybe the bug spray is bad for all the spray on tans.

/y'all can keep the rabies bats though..
 
2012-08-17 02:59:43 PM

Boudica's War Tampon: And now they're terrified of little droplets of bug juice. Like the lady said, I grew up around crop dusters. It makes my three eyes water when I think about how skeered Texans are. Maybe it has something to do with that maple flavoring in their Jimmy Dean sausage.


I know you're trolling, but...

Dallas has this little bubble of affluence in the north-center, and apparently some 'organic' farms, and they're whining about how the bug spray somehow violates their rights.
 
2012-08-17 03:01:12 PM

tricycleracer: offmymeds: With pic of what two private planes might look like

[a.abcnews.com image 640x360]

You sure those aren't mosquitos?

That's an Obama-directed CDC assault drone attack on the home of an infected child.


loaded with armor piercing, incendiary, hollow-point 40mm rounds on full auto with a hair trigger...
 
2012-08-17 03:02:01 PM

Boudica's War Tampon: Who pussified Texas? Dust storms that lasted for days, tumbleweeds covering your house, rattlesnakes in the outhouse, Comanches, buffalo stampedes, dying to the last man (or at least being executed by your enemy) in a little church...

And now they're terrified of little droplets of bug juice. Like the lady said, I grew up around crop dusters. It makes my three eyes water when I think about how skeered Texans are. Maybe it has something to do with that maple flavoring in their Jimmy Dean sausage.


That's what happens when you let people in from other parts of the country. They bring "wussy" with them.

\wussies
 
2012-08-17 03:02:53 PM
Meh. We had a really warm winter here, and the really wet spring set us up for this. We've made a "West Nile Bingo" game out of it at home. Some of the squares include:

Aerial Spraying
CDC
Standing Water
OFF!
Death
Fever
Mosquito (free space)
No cure
Elderly
Infection



I've won the past four nights in a row. They lead with it every...single...night. It's a growing spectacle just like the word "terrorism" was post 9/11.
 
2012-08-17 03:03:33 PM

Lando Lincoln: My son is going to be starting his combat medic field training real soon. He's going to spending 12 days in a tent in south central Texas on a simulated tour of duty. I asked him what their commanding officers are doing to protect them from the West Nile virus. He said, "they'll be issuing us some extra mosquito repellent." That didn't really make me feel a lot better.

He's going to wear the same pair of underwear that entire 12 days and then mail that underwear to his brother. Unwashed, of course. That's the kind of kids I have. I'm so proud.


Nothin' personal, but I sincerely hope this is an automatic bolo out for the course. Your kid should reconsider.
 
2012-08-17 03:04:07 PM

Lando Lincoln: My son is going to be starting his combat medic field training real soon. He's going to spending 12 days in a tent in south central Texas on a simulated tour of duty. I asked him what their commanding officers are doing to protect them from the West Nile virus. He said, "they'll be issuing us some extra mosquito repellent." That didn't really make me feel a lot better.

He's going to wear the same pair of underwear that entire 12 days and then mail that underwear to his brother. Unwashed, of course. That's the kind of kids I have. I'm so proud.


I don't think you send that sort of thing through the us mail anymore... domestic terrorism and what not...
 
2012-08-17 03:04:56 PM

Chariset: Boudica's War Tampon: And now they're terrified of little droplets of bug juice. Like the lady said, I grew up around crop dusters. It makes my three eyes water when I think about how skeered Texans are. Maybe it has something to do with that maple flavoring in their Jimmy Dean sausage.

I know you're trolling, but...

Dallas has this little bubble of affluence in the north-center, and apparently some 'organic' farms, and they're whining about how the bug spray somehow violates their rights.


Who's trolling now?

I will say being that I live in the county, they should spray but I also see the plight of the bee farmer who's concerned all his bees will die. If that happens I hope the city reimburses him.
 
2012-08-17 03:08:29 PM
We had spraying for medfly when I was a kid. Was interesting, to say the least. The media blitz about covering your cars, patio furniture, outdoor toys, etc with tarp. All the dead roaches at school. The lack of flying things in the sky. Interesting.
 
2012-08-17 03:08:59 PM

mr_bunny: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I've never understood the panic over West Nile considering 80% of the people who get it barely notice it, if at all

/I guess it's a lot harder on horses and birds, though

Yeah, a 20% mortality rate is nothing. Why, that is only 1 in 5 that dies.

BFD, right?


So you either don't know you have it, or you die from it? There's no in-between???
 
2012-08-17 03:08:59 PM

Lando Lincoln: My son is going to be starting his combat medic field training real soon. He's going to spending 12 days in a tent in south central Texas on a simulated tour of duty. I asked him what their commanding officers are doing to protect them from the West Nile virus. He said, "they'll be issuing us some extra mosquito repellent." That didn't really make me feel a lot better.

He's going to wear the same pair of underwear that entire 12 days and then mail that underwear to his brother. Unwashed, of course. That's the kind of kids I have. I'm so proud.


South Central Texas?
You don't wanna know about the dengue fever and Lyme disease ticks, then.



\whoops, my bad.
 
GBB
2012-08-17 03:10:54 PM

Chariset: offmymeds: You sure those aren't mosquitos?

Those are Texas mosquitoes.

They sprayed for mosquitoes last night, allegedly, and you should have heard the NIMBY whining. "They forced this down our throats!"


Are they turkeys?
indigoeverything.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-17 03:13:48 PM

Maud Dib: Lando Lincoln: My son is going to be starting his combat medic field training real soon. He's going to spending 12 days in a tent in south central Texas on a simulated tour of duty. I asked him what their commanding officers are doing to protect them from the West Nile virus. He said, "they'll be issuing us some extra mosquito repellent." That didn't really make me feel a lot better.

He's going to wear the same pair of underwear that entire 12 days and then mail that underwear to his brother. Unwashed, of course. That's the kind of kids I have. I'm so proud.

South Central Texas?
You don't wanna know about the dengue fever and Lyme disease ticks, then.
\whoops, my bad.


LikeIsaid: Permethrin.
Take care of all that for you.
 
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