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Old 10-26-2005, 01:21 AM   #51
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Hi! Piccolina, I can understand your worry, if the news is so full of it. There isn't much talk of it over here, but it is usually just a matter of time before things trickle from one continent to another. If I come across anything that might ease your mind, I'll let you know.

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Old 10-26-2005, 06:02 AM   #52
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Hi Barbara, you're a sweetie! Yes, I'll admit I'm following this story like a hawk (okay, lame pun I know).

On what I consider a cheerier note there is now less than 2 months until Christmas day! I feel festive already (lol, I even bought my Christmas cards yesterday).
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Old 10-26-2005, 08:24 AM   #53
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Hi!

I haven't bought them yet, but, I am getting some cards that is giving donations for each box ordered to the Humane Society. It sooooo cute, it has a puppy asleep in a sleigh with santa suit and 4 puppies asleep on the floor with reighndeer antlers on the floor, it looks like they were pulling the sleigh and just got too tired DH wants regular cards, not me, I never want regular
I'm ready to decorate and be with family, but, I'm not ready to spend money on people that we only see at Christmas. It's not family members that live miles and miles away, it's bil and his family that are only about 30 - 45 minutes away and just never come out to ours or mil's house. They don't call unless they need help with something either.
Oh well, we do the white elephant presents anyway,so, I guess it doesn't matter. That game is so much fun. We don't do gag gifts, so, everyone leaves with something useful or nice.
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Old 10-26-2005, 09:50 AM   #54
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hi!
back to bird flu: I think it`s pushed up a lot in the media.. There are very few people who died of bird flu in asia (63), if you think about the amount of people dying in car crashes every day.. you don't stop driving, don't you? I coul imagine that some pharma companies push that extremely, does anyknow about the hoffmann-la roche share in the last weeks?
At the teh of the chinese restaurant we went yesterday evening there was a paper, saying they would not have chicken or duck from asia but chicken from Frankonia/ germany and ducks from spain. We ask the owner and he told us, people were concerned about getting ill...
if the poultry`s meat is completly heated throught there is almost no chance to catch the virus... and teh same with eggs...
we ourselves won`t stop eating poultry, even if the flu finally reaches Germany. They had in fact some suspected cases, but it wasn`t bird flu.
The greatest danger is for the farmers, if they get the flu inside their chicken farms it would be a great economic loss, which some of them won`t survive...

*huh* that was a lot
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Old 10-28-2005, 02:13 AM   #55
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Hi! We have a lot of chicken farms around here (at least 2 major chicken and turkey processing plants in the area). I sure hope the bird flu dies out soon. In the meantime, I haven't changed any of my buying habits, and I make sure I cook my chicken thoroughly.

Now for a more pleasant subject, is everyone ready for all the up-coming holidays?

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Old 10-29-2005, 02:47 AM   #56
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there are no holidays in germany... I want to go to the INFA, a consumer fair, today.. haven`t been there since I was a small kid.. nothing elseto tell.. weather is still just great warm and sunny, I hope that will last for a few days ;o))
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Old 10-29-2005, 03:02 AM   #57
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Hi! No Christmas in Germany? LOL I guess Christmas seems closer here because we still have Thanksgiving in the middle between Halloween and Christmas.

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Old 10-29-2005, 03:07 AM   #58
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ah!!
christmas... it`s still soooo long to go until christmas... and with our summerly temperatures here I feel much less than christmas... and there are so many things to do until christmas is here, I don't share a thought yet ;o)
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Hi all,

not to take away from Frank's birthday (happy b-day Frank!), but I'm worried about the bird flu. Now I am not one of those folks who bought into the Y2K thing, I didn't start wearing a mask when SARS hit, etc - but it seems that every day another news report states that it has shown up in another European (or Asian country). Last week DH and I made the choice to stop buying and eating any poultry (farmed or game) to be on the safe side. Tonight he (DH) read on an Italian news site (I think) that it is being recommened by experts in Brussels that the consumption of eggs stops too! I'm usually the first one to say "relax, no worries", but this time I am worried because it is showing up so close to Ireland....Guess I'm just wondering how everyone else is feeling about this issue....
Hi They are more worried about it becoming airborne, But If we have a really Hard and snow winter around the world it will kill they virus, Thats what Doctors hope for in the Flu season the colder it get , The less Flu goes around ! So heres to a Cold and Snowy Winter " Christmas" and a great year on DS !
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Old 11-01-2005, 09:19 PM   #60
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Hi! A snowy Christmas sounds good to me! Not that it's going to happen!


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