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by Ellie With An Axe
Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Contrarian view on H1N1
Replies: 59
Views: 1794

Re: Contrarian view on H1N1

Lynxian, instead of complaining that you don't have the time to study something in order to understand how it works, you could either take matters into your hands and just learn it, and come up with your own professional opinion, or you can take your information from organizations whose job it is to...
by Ellie With An Axe
Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Chinese Swine Flu PSA
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: Chinese Swine Flu PSA

IMO - opening the window more likely to give a false sense of security, as do surgical masks! In your opinion? It's your opinion that stagnating air in an overpacked apartment where people are sick is acceptable? I guess I'll just say 'wtf' and go away from this thread. To the OP, forgot to say in ...
by Ellie With An Axe
Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Keep your teeth in the PAW
Replies: 67
Views: 4149

Re: Keep your teeth in the PAW

Sounds like a real PAW would take a generation or two to get back to the ancestral diet. Eating only freshly caught meats and foraged or grown food, seems logical that all the backlash from the toxic crap we shovel into our bodies would eventually disappear. I keep meaning to drop clove oil into my ...
by Ellie With An Axe
Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Playing God (who gets to stay on the Space Staion)
Replies: 68
Views: 1757

Re: Playing God (who gets to stay on the Space Staion)

Ah I missed the part about learning how to support your arguments. That makes more sense. I'm not even sure how you didn't even consider that in the first place. You just automagically get defensive and assume someone is thrusting morals down your throat. It was obvious to me and to other that the ...
by Ellie With An Axe
Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Keep your teeth in the PAW
Replies: 67
Views: 4149

Re: Keep your teeth in the PAW

Not sure about the infection. But if you get an abscess and no medical personnel around you'll have to drain it yourself. That's something you can't just ignore and hope it goes away. Yeah, those just don't magically disappear. I've had an abscess I've drained myself (bleh!) but not even sure I cou...
by Ellie With An Axe
Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Playing God (who gets to stay on the Space Staion)
Replies: 68
Views: 1757

Re: Playing God (who gets to stay on the Space Staion)

I very much agree with Zombie Granny. I went through an exercise just like tnis when I was in junior high in the mid-80s, except the scenario was an underground bunker and mutually-assured destruction (all that Cold War stuff that was going on at the time). We broke into groups for an hour and came ...
by Ellie With An Axe
Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Keep your teeth in the PAW
Replies: 67
Views: 4149

Re: Keep your teeth in the PAW

Using that liquid orajel ? Did I spell that right ? Will work great but if it gets to the point where you have to us it every twenty minutes your going to get sick from it. I know. I was putting a little on every hour, hour and a half. But using it in conjunction with the baby aspirin in the cheek,...
by Ellie With An Axe
Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: H1N1 pandemic news started 06/11/2009
Replies: 1909
Views: 71491

Re: H1N1 pandemic news started 06/11/2009

I'm just reciting from memory, so if you live in AR/OK and are pregnant or have kids, open H1N1 shot clinic is next week for them. Call DHS or check local news.

I think they said OK will have 130,000 shots on hand, and AR will have 120,000.
by Ellie With An Axe
Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Keep your teeth in the PAW
Replies: 67
Views: 4149

Re: Keep your teeth in the PAW

But the worst was a infection that I couldn't get looked at because of a weekend. By that Monday I was just about sitting there rocking back and forth waiting to die. Argh. I can empathize. That pain was epic. I still have phantom tooth ache/throbbing where that tooth used to be. Back to pain manag...
by Ellie With An Axe
Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Playing God (who gets to stay on the Space Staion)
Replies: 68
Views: 1757

Re: Playing God (who gets to stay on the Space Staion)

You could cut oxygen consumption by using tanks on spacesuits. I'm guessing. Also, no unnecessary talking or movement. What about confining everyone to a single area, and shutting off other modules. Skeleton crew. A few people work long hours while everyone else sleeps. Rotate through the crew so no...
by Ellie With An Axe
Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Chinese Swine Flu PSA
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: Chinese Swine Flu PSA

Does anyone know if there's valid evidence to support opening your windows to prevent flu? It sounds like wholistic pre-scientific vital energy stuff on first blush, but I don't know. Eh... I guess it sorta rings in as somewhat plausible. The reason cold and flu increases in the colder months is be...
by Ellie With An Axe
Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: The Gram Stain - How to Identify Your Infection
Replies: 23
Views: 22679

Re: The Gram Stain - How to Identify Your Infection

This is excellent information and I'm glad you posted it, Veritas. I'm glad to have a better idea of the lab process.

And to the laymen, you really never know what a PAW could bring - you might find something like this to be more helpful than you could've imagined. Saving this to my puter.
by Ellie With An Axe
Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Keep your teeth in the PAW
Replies: 67
Views: 4149

Re: Keep your teeth in the PAW

I've ripped a few teeth out of my head over the years. It does suck, but waiting as has been mentioned will make the pain so much worse. What was the thing that made you pull them? I've had broken teeth, bad teeth, and an abscess. By far, the abscess was the most painful. Painful enough for me to k...
by Ellie With An Axe
Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: So what if there was a repeat of new madrid 1811-1812 today.
Replies: 26
Views: 1131

Re: So what if there was a repeat of new madrid 1811-1812 today.

Probably go all the way to the Gaitlingburg area to hole up until life in Memphis gets back to normal. Memphis will be squooshed. Normal is a dream after something like this, at least for quite a while (you're talking years). Dont come to Collinsville we will eat you doomsday style and like good re...
by Ellie With An Axe
Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Playing God (who gets to stay on the Space Staion)
Replies: 68
Views: 1757

Re: Playing God (who gets to stay on the Space Staion)

I've heard worse ideas than makin' lots of furious zug zug with anyone willing when the world's ending and everybody's borked. I'd rather have a bottle of Jack and a damned fine time, rather than stress and fear and pressure to save the world, and all that other crapoola.
by Ellie With An Axe
Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Playing God (who gets to stay on the Space Staion)
Replies: 68
Views: 1757

Re: Playing God (who gets to stay on the Space Staion)

Choosing is kind of pointless if the goal is repopulate the planet. You just want the youngest, strongest ones that have the best odds of making children. If they have prior children, all the better. Some thoughts: - Inbreeding is going to happen. Even maximising your chance at getting a varied gene...
by Ellie With An Axe
Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Contrarian view on H1N1
Replies: 59
Views: 1794

Re: Contrarian view on H1N1

1. Dubbed a pandemic by the WHO perhaps, I ain't impressed. While it may be a pandemic by their definitions, it would be better for them to focus on calling pandemic alerts for diseases that are actually life threatening to large groups of people. I can imagine calling out pandemic alerts for SARS,...
by Ellie With An Axe
Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Fun in the PAW
Replies: 73
Views: 2918

Re: Fun in the PAW

When I got divorced, it was like divorce PAW. No food, no job, no gas in the car, no money, in a strange new place with none of my junk. Bored out of my freaking skull. Know what I did? I made a deck of cards with paper and a damned crayon and commenced with the solitaire olympics. :lol: That little...
by Ellie With An Axe
Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Contrarian view on H1N1
Replies: 59
Views: 1794

Re: Contrarian view on H1N1

... I breathe the same air as 10,000 of my closest friends do at school and work. Doh. *smack forehead* Now I have the perfect idea. Load the flumist into jets and fly around for days and blanket the planet with a thick mist of flumist. Problem solved! Hey look, a man just gave me a Nobel. I'm goin...
by Ellie With An Axe
Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Keep your teeth in the PAW
Replies: 67
Views: 4149

Re: Keep your teeth in the PAW

Serious wisdom. If you have health insurance that has any kind of dental insurance, get it. Pay the high premium for a year, use any sick or annual leave you have, and go to the dentist. Tell him you have fancy tooth insurance for a few months and you want everything cleaned, x-rayed, examined metic...
by Ellie With An Axe
Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: H1N1 pandemic news started 06/11/2009
Replies: 1909
Views: 71491

Re: H1N1 pandemic news started 06/11/2009

It's probably a bit of both, which is fine. Hopefully it's going hand-in-hand at first with a little standard flu home remedy, instead of running straight to the ER as the first attempted therapy. Of course, we know that ERs are swmped right now and I think it's fair to assume some patients are trea...
by Ellie With An Axe
Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Keep your teeth in the PAW
Replies: 67
Views: 4149

Re: Keep your teeth in the PAW

I always understood that at some point your teeth rot and just fall out. ... This thread is making me queasy,... ... abcessed molar that had gotten so bad that his entire left side of his HEAD had swollen up. ... general anesthesia, stitched his tongue... In the PAW, you'd just let nature slowly ro...
by Ellie With An Axe
Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Keep your teeth in the PAW
Replies: 67
Views: 4149

Re: Keep your teeth in the PAW

I had a great set of chompers up until college, when my diet was awful for many years. I'm paying for those years big time as an adult. I also grind my teeth really badly, which is a host of other issues and problems. So I've had a lot of work done, and work left to do still. Dental care for problem...
by Ellie With An Axe
Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Keep your teeth in the PAW
Replies: 67
Views: 4149

Re: Keep your teeth in the PAW

Don't worry Ellie....I'll pull your tooth for you. I'll even break out my dremel bits and try to fix the cavity before it gets to the point of ruining your tooth. I only habe one question...."Is it safe?"* :twisted: :lol: * Marathon Man....google it :wink: OMFG if I ever get a dentist with a warped...

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