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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:26
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Stanley
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Posted - 06/06/2011 : 05:43
It gets worse Tiz. The epedemiologists have traced the source of the infection to a German distribution and packing centre for Bean Sprouts from many different countries. I think some quite pointed questions might be asked, particulary by Spain!

Having spent a major part of my life covered with cow muck and no doubt ingesting a fair amount with me butties I begin to wonder whether one of the answers to the increasing lack of resistance to infections might not be to  live in 'dirty' conditions. It may be Mother Nature's way!


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Posted - 06/06/2011 : 07:43


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Have you noticed the latest symptom of Cash Strapped Britain? I've noted advertisements for a form called Automoney that gives loans on the evidence of a clean log book from a fully paid-up car. Convenient and up to £5,000 instantly. Wonderful service!

However, I looked them up and the APR is 799.9%  No misprint, 799.9%. It costs a lot of money for prime time TV advertising. Do you think they are getting enough mugs to take the bait? I also saw an advert the other night for an on-line pawnshop. Indicators of how hard-pressed some people are?

These will be very short term loans. If, for example, you needed to borrow £5k
 for 2 days you'd pay back £5220, 4.4% in interest (799.9/365 x 2), try doing that at your local bank...


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marilyn
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Posted - 06/06/2011 : 08:19
What attracted my attention...

I bought three tops last week whilst in town. Went to the counter and paid for them and watched the assistant remove a security tag from all three. Went to leave the store and the alarm sounded, so I stepped back inside to look for someone to descend upon me. Nobody about. So I left (alarm sounded and I expected a tap on the shoulder, but I had the receipt so felt safe....no one rushed forward to say 'Stop Thief'.)
Got home to discover yet another security tag on the hem of one of the tops. Not wanting to fiddle with it, I decided to return to the store to have it removed. No-one batted an eyelid. The assistant didn't even glance at the receipt to make sure the goods matched! She just gave me a big smile as if it happened every day.
Came home and was about to wash the top when I discovered a big hole where the tag had been. And she never said a WORD! Bet that second tag was put there to cover the hole!
So much for customer service...

Edited by - marilyn on 06/06/2011 08:21:23 AM


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Tizer
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Posted - 06/06/2011 : 10:36
Maz,  I've been caught by a supermarket alarm and pounced on by a security man and it's very embarrassing with everyone looking at you and thinking you're a thief. It was a £10 USB memory stick and the assistant hadn't deactivated the tiny radio-frequency tag. The USB is only cheap but they are regularly stolen by kids according to the supermarket. (I wonder if they leave the RF tags on so that they can follow your movements after leaving the supermarket?)

Stanley, Professor Hugh Pennington would tell you that when you ate butties with cow muck in them there was no E. coli O157, it has only arisen in the last couple of decades, like the new more virulent strain that's just emerged in the bean sprout case. When we lived dirtier lives 100 years ago at least the dirt was familiar and predictable, now it throws up (no pun) new chemical and microbiolical challenges. Frequent and long-distance movement of farm animals leads to much greater opportunities for genetic exchange between the bacteria that live in their guts and it shouldn't be any surprise to our governments to find new and more dangerous bugs emerging. At the same time as this E. coli outbreak, veterinary scientists at Cambridge university have discovered that cows are a reservoir of a new strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The bug will be a danger to people working with cattle - and to any who eat cow muck in their butties!


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marilyn
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Posted - 06/06/2011 : 11:00
I understand everything you say,Tizer, and I was quite amazed to hear the possible source of the current outbreak....for heaven's sake...bean sprouts can be grown on anyone's windowsill in an old coffee jar, within two days. Why on earth are Bean Sprouts travelling such distances? They are hardly exotic, or difficult to grow. All they need is half inch of water and a bit of sunlight.
Which suggests to me a water contamination....possibly even contamination of the aquifer.
I remember the saying 'We all need to eat a peck of dirt before we die'....quoted(by the senior set)  to us young Mums  who were attentive to making our little ones wash their hands before they ate. Whilst I am not the sort to slop disinfectant everywhere (because in the long run I think it breeds 'super' bugs) handwashing is important.
But it still beggars belief that the humble bean sprout was in such demand that it had to travel so far from origin. We all need to be more aware of where our food is coming from. Likewise, there has to be more honesty from shopkeepers as to where they source their products.
Well...this bug is out there now. It will have the potential to cause great misery.


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Bodger
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Posted - 06/06/2011 : 14:28
Bean sprouts, bloody foreign stuff, nobody died eating Yorkshire pudding!!


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belle
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Posted - 06/06/2011 : 18:54
I bet someone somewhere did Bodger!


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Stanley
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Posted - 07/06/2011 : 06:34
I think this comes under the 'I don't Believe It' heading. Reports that Sep Blatter has invited Henry Kissinger to help clean up FIFA's image. You couldn't make it up.


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panbiker
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Posted - 07/06/2011 : 09:14
He has also recruited the oprea singer Placido Domingo on the premise that he has been a lifetime football supporter? So is the bloke that lives next door but he is no more qualified to sort out the problems of FIFA than I am. Maybe Darth Vader will be the next in line? Like you say Stanley. You couldn''t make it up


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thomo
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Posted - 07/06/2011 : 10:16
"Couldnt make it up" are you sure? remember its football your talking about, fantasy land, a make believe world where nothing is normal, certainly not the participants. Its like a big octopus with its tentacles in the pockets of the fans.


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panbiker
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Posted - 07/06/2011 : 14:55
I think you have hit the nail on the head there Peter. I heard a comment on the radio yesterday morning from a football team (not sure which) but they were complaining their poor performance was due to tiredness. The radio presenter took them to task citing 1 x 90 minute game per week + a few 2 hour training sessions during the week, hardly adds up to what any normal person would call hard work. He then compared the regime of a pro football player to a professional tennis player who will often play 5 hours on court every other day for up to three weeks depending on the tournament. I know that all the tennis finals I have seen, the players always seem to have enough stamina left at the end to put on a good show.

If you are being paid £100,000 a week as an elite player, the least you should be able to do is run around for a bit without getting fagged out!

Fantasy land indeed.

 


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Posted - 07/06/2011 : 14:58


quote:
panbiker wrote:
I think you have hit the nail on the head there Peter. I heard a comment on the radio yesterday morning from a football team (not sure which) but they were complaining their poor performance was due to tiredness. The radio presenter took them to task citing 1 x 90 minute game per week + a few 2 hour training sessions during the week, hardly adds up to what any normal person would call hard work. He then compared the regime of a pro football player to a professional tennis player who will often play 5 hours on court every other day for up to three weeks depending on the tournament. I know that all the tennis finals I have seen, the players always seem to have enough stamina left at the end to put on a good show.

If you are being paid £100,000 a week as an elite player, the least you should be able to do is run around for a bit without getting fagged out!

Fantasy land indeed.

 

That was the England team, when they played Switzerland. I think you'll find they train for more than a couple of hours, though...


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panbiker
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Posted - 07/06/2011 : 15:09
In that case they should all be at the peak of fitness, athleticaly perfect and capable of playing a game from start to finish without whingeing about it.


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Phil
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Posted - 07/06/2011 : 17:23
Perhaps they are all tired from the visits to the solicitors to take out the suoer injunctions.


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Posted - 07/06/2011 : 18:26


quote:
panbiker wrote:
In that case they should all be at the peak of fitness, athleticaly perfect and capable of playing a game from start to finish without whingeing about it.

I believe it was the manager who blamed it on tiredness...


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