40% of Nantucket Island residents either have or ...

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  1. Cowtown

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    have had Lyme disease. (PBS Newshour tonight). It's just a fact of life there. Good grief. Anyway, there's a proposal to release scads of Lyme virus-resistant mice (mice actually transmit the disease to the ticks in the first place) to interbreed with the virus carrying species, with the ultimate goal to eradicate the source. The plan is projected to take 7 years to complete. Just hope the anti-science crowd doesn't take it on as their new cause.
     
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    Willard: "Wonderful idea!":cool:

    My son's MIL has had Lyme disease 3 or 4 times...she lives on NY/VT border.
     
  3. Otto'd

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    government biological warfare testing at Plum Island run amok.
     
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    The worst part is that there is a decent vaccine for Lyme disease (Lyme disease vaccine | Lyme Disease | CDC) but the drug manufacturer wasn't making enough money from it so they discontinued it. There is a dog vaccine that I've seriously considered taking.
     
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    Pretty sure this will be the premise for a zombie apocalypse movie if it hasn't already.
     
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    Look I'm no doctor nor vet, but I'd seriously ask that you reconsider...
     
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    There once was a tick from Nantucket
    Who loved to drink blood by the bucket
    He said with a grin
    As he wiped off his chin
    "Whip out your vein and I'll suck it."
     
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  9. AZOrange

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    Ok then...
     
  10. DMDMD

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    The vaccine was not very good and the dog vaccine is not very good either
     
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    Ads for Nantucket just showed up for me on this board...just saying.
     
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    Yeah, I'm getting all kinds of travel ads now, also.
     
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    Don't worry. They're moving that lab which studies disease which can wipe out agricultural animals to Kansas State U in Manhattan, KS. No problem having it there, right? :rolleyes:
     
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    None.
     
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    Great thanks...now I'll get travel ads for Manhattan (and not the good one)
     
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    Don't sweat it. By tomorrow morning, you'll have the Cougarlife ads prominently featured again.
     
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    How about the Russian and Asian Woman want to marry you ads?
     
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    Have you ever noticed those ads - and especially the Victoria's Secret ads - are more racy than pictures we've been told not to post? :D
     
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    No Honey, I only visit Syracusefan.com to read the articles not look at the ads. :rolling:
     
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    Bad idea ads.

    I agree
     
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    The ones for the T-shirts? I love 'em! :)
     
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    how about this T-shirt.

    i went to the island to catch crabs but instead came home with lyme disease and this lousy t-shirt.
     
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    However for Bad Idea, It needs to be low cut and modelled by an anatomically blessed cutie
     
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    lemur.gif
     
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