Dodaj do ulubionych

Don't feed the teals!

26.02.06, 15:24
I have noticed that every country in this part of Europe has, if you'll
pardeon the pun, "coughed" to possessing bird flu except for two countries
which are bang on the flight path between all the other countries that admit
to having it, and those two countries are Poland and Belarus.

Is Poland now in competition with Belarus to see who can withhold vital
information from the public the longest, or is this country really being
miraculously protected, along with Belarus, from the invasion of the H5N1
virus?

Or could it be that whereas every other country sent their samples to the UK
to get them checked in some fancy world-leading lab that Tony's junta managed
to rustle together, Poland just sends them off to the same local labs that
oddly fail to find any bacteria in our phlegm samples while we are nearly
dying of acute bronchitis? (yes yes, I had that happen once). "If those
Angols can do it, we can do it better!".

In any event, I for one do not believe for one instant that this country is
free of bird flu. And right over Warsaw you often get huge flocks of rooks
coming from the other countries. I would seriously advise people to avoid
contact with birds, and to keep domestoc flocks absolutely caged in, also
caged in well enough that little jenny wren cannot fly in and out. The turkey
flock which had to be slaughtered in France this week was claimed to have
been kept indoors - so assuming the owner wasn't lying to save his ass
(although I didn't hear of any asinine mutations of this virus yet)we have to
assume that the virus flew in to them through a small opening. Please check
your hencoops and turkey sheds for any ways that small passerines could fly
in - as they tend to do as they like to share the food, especially at this
time of year.

Leave any caged birds indoors this summer - don't put your parrot cage out on
the balcony to get somne sun until this has all blown over.

Take care when feeding ducks and swans. Don't hand feed them, don't let them
surround you. Keep your eyes on them. If magpies steal your glistening
trinkets, don't go climbing up to the nest to get them back - you might get
more than you bargained for. If birds poo on your car, don't try to wash it
off with a hanky and a bit of spit, but go straight to a proper mechanical
car wash.

Do not approach any dead birds, and make sure that you take seriously any
control procedures by the government such as driving and walking through
disinfectants, washing your hands after handling birds, etc, if you go onto
farmland. Try to avoid contact with birds if you can.

Hopefully by sticking to this sound and practical advice, you can reduce the
risk to yourselves and your families.

--
- Uncle Davey's Homepage -
:: Foreigners Living in Poland Forum
Obserwuj wątek
    • kylie1 Re: Don't feed the teals! 26.02.06, 22:07
      I think this will all change soon as the bird flu claims its first victim on
      the European soil. Sooner or later we will see the flu come here as well ( US &
      Canada). The minute it claims someone's life you will see a massive bird cull
      all over the place.

      > If magpies steal your glistening trinkets, don't go climbing up to the nest
      >to get them back - you might get more than you bargained for

      That's a good one smile Wait a minute, Dave...what happens if that crow steals my
      husband's wedding ring? He always takes it off before hitting a few holes...

      I got another top 10 list from D. Letterman on bird flu. These are the things
      to be careful about before anything happens:


      10. "Before eating chicken, soak it in Lysol"

      9. "Don't lick unfamiliar pigeons"

      8. "Frighten birds by constantly meowing"

      7. "Stay away from basketball great Larry Bird"

      6. "Anti-bacterial smoothies"

      5. "Move to a place where there are no birds, like the moon"

      4. "Avoid birds that look like they're up to something"

      3. "Go back to the old Y2K bunker, start drinking"

      2. "Fill birdfeeder with Sucrets"

      1. "If you have a chicken, check for swelling in the McNuggets"

      smile
      • ianek70 Avoiding the issue 26.02.06, 22:24
        kylie1 napisała:

        > I got another top 10 list from D. Letterman on bird flu. These are the things
        > to be careful about before anything happens:
        >
        >
        > 10. "Before eating chicken, soak it in Lysol"
        >
        > 9. "Don't lick unfamiliar pigeons"
        >
        > 8. "Frighten birds by constantly meowing"
        >
        > 7. "Stay away from basketball great Larry Bird"
        >
        > 6. "Anti-bacterial smoothies"
        >
        > 5. "Move to a place where there are no birds, like the moon"
        >
        > 4. "Avoid birds that look like they're up to something"
        >
        > 3. "Go back to the old Y2K bunker, start drinking"
        >
        > 2. "Fill birdfeeder with Sucrets"
        >
        > 1. "If you have a chicken, check for swelling in the McNuggets"

        This is all very well (although I don't know what sucrets are), but it seems to
        be missing the point.
        Educate birds.
        It's as simple as that. Whatever stupid, irresponsible behaviour the birds
        indulged in, that's their problem, and I'm sure they regret it. But they should
        stop it. Now.
        Apparently scientists have invented and mass-produced special little birdie
        condoms, but for some reason they haven't mentioned this fact in the Polish
        media.
        • kylie1 Re: Avoiding the issue 26.02.06, 22:45
          sucrets are antiseptic throat lozenges.

          I would think they already signed up for their own birdie classes. I would.
          A birdie told me there are a few of those around:

          "I don't want my throat slashed 101"
          "Birds against gas - let's crap on this guys car 202"
          "Hens on strike - I am not laying any more eggs"
          "I will haunt you when I die 303"


          The classes are filling up real fast. And I was wondering why there is no more
          birds in my back yard....

          > Apparently scientists have invented and mass-produced special little birdie
          > condoms, but for some reason they haven't mentioned this fact in the Polish
          > media

          That's soooooo cute. I hope they come in certain flavors like sunflower seeds
          or toasted bread crumbs. Who says they can't have some real fun?

          smile
      • usenetposts Re: Don't feed the teals! 27.02.06, 02:00
        kylie1 napisała:

        > I think this will all change soon as the bird flu claims its first victim on
        > the European soil. Sooner or later we will see the flu come here as well ( US
        &
        >
        > Canada). The minute it claims someone's life you will see a massive bird cull
        > all over the place.

        You will start culling all the Eurotrayush for sending these birds over in the
        first place, I expect.

        >
        > > If magpies steal your glistening trinkets, don't go climbing up to the ne
        > st
        > >to get them back - you might get more than you bargained for
        >
        > That's a good one smile Wait a minute, Dave...what happens if that crow steals
        my
        > husband's wedding ring? He always takes it off before hitting a few holes...

        It's very tolerant of you to allow that, Kylie. I hear tell that it actually
        doesn't help taking the wedding ring off though. Nowadays these floozies are so
        brazen they almost seem to prefer seducing the married men. That's what I hear
        anyway, I wouldn't know.

        >
        > I got another top 10 list from D. Letterman on bird flu. These are the things
        > to be careful about before anything happens:
        >
        >
        > 10. "Before eating chicken, soak it in Lysol"

        I'm not sure we have that.

        > 9. "Don't lick unfamiliar pigeons"

        Good advice.

        > 8. "Frighten birds by constantly meowing"
        >
        > 7. "Stay away from basketball great Larry Bird"
        >
        > 6. "Anti-bacterial smoothies"
        >

        Well, it's a virus, so that won't help much.

        > 5. "Move to a place where there are no birds, like the moon"
        >
        > 4. "Avoid birds that look like they're up to something"
        >
        > 3. "Go back to the old Y2K bunker, start drinking"

        What about the Y1K918 bunker?

        > 2. "Fill birdfeeder with Sucrets"

        ??

        > 1. "If you have a chicken, check for swelling in the McNuggets"
        >

        The problem is, the McNuggets ARE the swelling.

        Letterman's success bears eloquent testimony to the dearth of quality US
        comedians.

        --
        - Uncle Davey's Homepage -
        :: Foreigners Living in Poland Forum
        • kylie1 Re: Don't feed the teals! 27.02.06, 02:18
          Someone sounds pretty bitter... Do I sense Maggie's wrath or it's just a subtle
          way of saying: get off "my" forum, lady?
          I don't need to be hit with a 2x4 over my head to get your message Dave.

          rgds

          • usenetposts Re: Don't feed the teals! 27.02.06, 10:46
            kylie1 napisała:

            > Someone sounds pretty bitter... Do I sense Maggie's wrath or it's just a
            subtle
            >
            > way of saying: get off "my" forum, lady?
            > I don't need to be hit with a 2x4 over my head to get your message Dave.
            >
            > rgds
            >

            There is no such message, you seem to be oversensitive of late.

            I never said you were anything other than welcome, and there is no "my" forum.
            This is our Forum. If it were MY Forum, I wouldn't be banning people and
            squelching posts as I have started to do this morning. But I was asked to do
            that by the regulars.

            Now that I have started moderating, and therefore chased off one set of
            contributors, it seems another set is dead set at taking offense at a gentle
            friendly ribbing and storming off too.

            You want to get that sense of humour of yours working full-time again, if you
            don't mind my saying so. This part-time arrangement isn't helping the Company.

            --
            - Uncle Davey's Homepage -
            :: Foreigners Living in Poland Forum
            • kylie1 Re: Don't feed the teals! 28.02.06, 07:37
              >very tolerant of you to allow that, Kylie. I hear tell that it actually
              >doesn't help taking the wedding ring off though. Nowadays these floozies are
              >so brazen they almost seem to prefer seducing the married men. That's what I
              >hear anyway, I wouldn't know.

              I really don't think there are that many floozies on a golf course... Besides,
              who's gonna give him a backscratch the way I do or make a Polish schnitzel
              with wild mushrooms? Maybe that's why I never had to worry about it, thank
              God smile

              > 10. "Before eating chicken, soak it in Lysol"
              >I'm not sure we have that.

              It's just a disinfectant...it comes in wipes, air freshener, cleaning
              solutions, etc

              >Letterman's success bears eloquent testimony to the dearth of quality US
              >comedians.

              Letterman's Top Ten is not even "his" any more. Did you know that Johnny
              Carson used to write most of the jokes for Letterman right up till the end.
              When he died (J.C.) the secret was finally revealed. Letterman used Carson's
              jokes in his monolgues (beginning of the show) as well as his Top Ten. Right
              now you can actually submit your own Top Ten through his web site and you might
              be read on Letterman's show! I am not all that crazy about the show itself but
              I like his interviewing style. It has improved incredibly over the years. It's
              very perceptive, funny, and probably the best style on late night television.
              You just need to know who's gonna be on to make it worth watching.
              Can you guys watch it in Poland?

              Are you familiar with Robbin Williams and his humor?

              I will gladly write when I have the time. Unfortunately, I won't be able to
              fill up all the gaps left by the sadly missed Waldo, Drabiniasty and the likes
              of those two.

              smile
              • usenetposts Re: Don't feed the teals! 28.02.06, 10:37
                kylie1 napisała:

                > >very tolerant of you to allow that, Kylie. I hear tell that it actually
                > >doesn't help taking the wedding ring off though. Nowadays these floozies a
                > re
                > >so brazen they almost seem to prefer seducing the married men. That's what
                > I
                > >hear anyway, I wouldn't know.
                >
                > I really don't think there are that many floozies on a golf course...

                Oh, Golf! OK, I thought you were referring to some other activity...


                > Besides,
                > who's gonna give him a backscratch the way I do or make a Polish schnitzel
                > with wild mushrooms? Maybe that's why I never had to worry about it, thank
                > God smile
                >

                Love is the greatest preventer of infidelity, that's for sure...

                > > 10. "Before eating chicken, soak it in Lysol"
                > >I'm not sure we have that.
                >
                > It's just a disinfectant...it comes in wipes, air freshener, cleaning
                > solutions, etc
                >

                Ugh. Sounds like a good way to kill the chicken's flavour.

                > >Letterman's success bears eloquent testimony to the dearth of quality US
                > >comedians.
                >
                > Letterman's Top Ten is not even "his" any more. Did you know that Johnny
                > Carson used to write most of the jokes for Letterman right up till the end.
                > When he died (J.C.) the secret was finally revealed.


                Did they say "heeeeeeeeeeeeeere's Johnny" when he came to the pearly gates, I
                wonder?

                > Letterman used Carson's
                > jokes in his monolgues (beginning of the show) as well as his Top Ten. Right
                > now you can actually submit your own Top Ten through his web site and you
                might
                > be read on Letterman's show!

                1.5 minutes of fame.

                > I am not all that crazy about the show itself but
                > I like his interviewing style. It has improved incredibly over the years.
                It's
                > very perceptive, funny, and probably the best style on late night television.
                > You just need to know who's gonna be on to make it worth watching.
                > Can you guys watch it in Poland?
                >

                I don't think so. When I worked in TV in Moscow there was some big idea about
                buying it for the russkies and dubbing it, and I think some channel might have
                gone for that, but we didn't.

                Nevertheless, you can do a lot of things on Russian TV which wouldn't fly on
                Polish TV.

                > Are you familiar with Robbin Williams and his humor?

                We are talking about the actor of mrs Doubtfire, and the genie in Aladdin,
                right? And Jumaji, and all of that. Mork and Mindy, etc?

                Yeah, I know him. I'd give him a six out of ten, personally, but I can see how
                he would be popular with a lot of people.

                >
                > I will gladly write when I have the time. Unfortunately, I won't be able to
                > fill up all the gaps left by the sadly missed Waldo, Drabiniasty and the
                likes
                > of those two.

                It wasn't so much the volume he wrote, as the fact that he always evoked a
                response.

                >
                > smile

                Nice to see a smile on your face again.

                --
                - Uncle Davey's Homepage -
                :: Foreigners Living in Poland Forum
                • kylie1 Re: Don't feed the teals! 01.03.06, 00:52
                  > Oh, Golf! OK, I thought you were referring to some other activity...

                  And just what were you thinking ABOUT, Dave?? Were you thinking about what I
                  think you WERe thinking?


                  Dave, I really like Robin Williams. He is a great actor and there is a whole
                  lot more to his career than "Dork and Mindy" ( sorry, "Mork and Mindy"). He's
                  been in Patch Adams, Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society and many more
                  inspirational movies. He is absolutely brilliant, I think. He's won tons of
                  Oscars and Golden Globes. Apparently he has been suffering from a bipolar
                  disorder all his life but he has an extremely high IQ. I ran into him a couple
                  of times in Vancouver. A lot of the movies are made in Vancouver but he also
                  says he really likes coming here. The first time was,I think, in 1994 when they
                  were filming "Jumanji" in New Westminster ( which is right outside Vancouvr).
                  Whenever he is being interviewed he gets really fidgety but that's part of his
                  bipolar personality but he uses it to become even more creative.
                  Have a look at this:

                  thetravisty.com/Stand_Up_Comedy/WMV/Robin_Williams_Golf.htm
                  (not for kiddies) he is speaking here with a Scottish accent and I think it's
                  pretty good. My son has the entire video. He is a really good stand up comedian
                  and unlike Letterman he writes his own jokes. This one has a few swear words
                  because he pretends to be drunk and he's stumbling around.

                  smile

                  • usenetposts Re: Don't feed the teals! 01.03.06, 01:52
                    Yeah I have to admit he was good in GWH and in Doubtfire and in DPS. What I
                    didn't like was the film "Whatever dreams may come" - not so much because of
                    his acting but because of the severe gospel-subversive timbre of that film.

                    That as well as the Mork and Mindy beginning I can never get entirely out of my
                    head with him made him less a favorite with me than he would otherwise be.

                    People with bipolar can have tremendous creative drive when they are "up" and
                    then they carry all before them, but then they pay for it later when they are
                    down and chucking themselves off of buildings. On balance they have the same
                    light as other people, but instead of 12 hours on 12 hours off like people at
                    the emotional equator they have 6 months on and 6 months off like the people
                    living at the two poles. That's why "bipolar" is a very fitting term for their
                    disorder. Better than "manic depressive disorder", which sounds bad enough to
                    give you it just by listening to it.

                    --
                    - Uncle Davey's Homepage -
                    :: Foreigners Living in Poland Forum
                  • russh Re: Don't feed the teals! 01.03.06, 05:36
                    Couldn't agree more about Robin Williams.

                    He's a comic genius - capable of a 2hr stand-up routine that keeps everyone in
                    stitches, as well as quality acting. The problem is keeping up with him.

                    Do you remember Good Morning Vietnam? And talking about Mrs Doubtfire, I play
                    the video every now-and-then (last time a few days ago) when I feel in need of a
                    reel laugh, just to see the resaurant scene.
                    • kylie1 Re: Don't feed the teals! 01.03.06, 05:56
                      russh, go back to bed for crying outloud! Can't sleep?

                      Yes, this is MY favorite movie too.

                      -" Daniel..?, Daniel...? (higher pitch), "Danieeeeel"?!!... Why in God's name
                      are you dressed like woman"?!!!!

                      - " Oh shit! Welcome to Mrs Doubtfire show. I am the old granny that can hip
                      hop , be-bop, dance till you drop and make you a sweet cup of cocoa"

                      or something like that...

                      Oh, I did see Good Morning Vietnam but it was so long ago. I should probably
                      rent the movie and watch it again. I am glad you like him too. How do you like
                      the Scottish video clip?
                      I agree with you, I think the guy is a riot.
                      smile
                      • russh Re: Don't feed the teals! 01.03.06, 06:21
                        No, woke up at 5, as usual, and thought I'd see what's happened.

                        With GMV, he ad-libbed most of the comic lines.

                        I am not a great lover of American TV comedy (friends nothwithstanding), but
                        love as comics;

                        Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor & (sometines) Eddie Murphy. None of them up to Robin's
                        standard, but great.

                        On the British front (don;t know if you've seen or heard of them), I love;

                        Rowan Atkinson for the same reason as I love Williams - he is capable of a
                        stand-up routine just as easy as an acting role (even though his has been
                        effectively a totally comic acting career). His face has to be the most
                        incredible creation of all time - can you think of anybody who can contort their
                        features in the same way? Just looking at his face makes me laugh. He is also a
                        very clever guy - ex Cambridge (like Dave).

                        John Cleese (You just have to see Fawlty Towers, if not already done so), Billy
                        Connelly (you can see where Ian gets his humour from), Ronnie Barker (dead
                        sadly), Peter Sellers (another dead genius), Tony Hancock (just try and see The
                        Blood Doner) - the list could continue for a little, but I've got to get ready
                        for work. Have a great day!

                        • kylie1 Re: Don't feed the teals! 01.03.06, 23:46
                          >None of them up to Robin's

                          That's true. Robin Williams is sure one of a kind guy and when everybody was
                          raving about Bob Hope (Bless him) I found him "hope-less".I think he was 170
                          years old when he died... MOst of them don't have a clue how to be funny unless
                          it's all scripted and in front of them on Q cards. I am not even that fond of
                          the rest of the American dudes that you mentioned. The "creme de la creme" in
                          stand up comedy is a relatively rare breed. I like Jeff Foxworthy and George
                          Carlin next to Bill Cosby. Bill Cosby is always quality clean humor ( great for
                          all ages).

                          > His face has to be the most incredible creation of all time

                          You've got that right!

                          Have you seen him in The Popeye movie? I think it came out in the 60's. I truly
                          love his playdough-like expressions. I kinda feel this particular movie has
                          always been a little underrated but it's still on my fav list.
                          I am not really familiar with any of the Br guys except Rowan Atkinson. I love
                          this fellow too, especially as Mr. Bean - so silly but so loveable. I should be
                          able to find the rest of these guys in video clips, I am sure.

                          > He is also a very clever guy - ex Cambridge (like Dave).

                          Dave went to Cambridge? Wow! I went through Cambridge too. I think someone gave
                          me wrong directions...

                          Does POland have any good stand up comedians?

                          smile

    • nasza_maggie Re: Don't feed the teals! 27.02.06, 10:57
      Your analysis of the situation is interesting David. Although comparing it to
      Belarus is taking it far.
      I can't say I am worried about bird-flu.
      I think it's all about the pharmecuticals to be honest. After all, there hasn't
      been an epidemic or thousands dying from bird flu, apart from those few cases
      in Asia.
      The UK is most probably on high alert after what they had to put up with
      during 'foot and mouth'.


      --
      %%8 7 9 1%%
      On Her Majesty's Service
      • usenetposts Bubonic plagiarism - we copy diseases off animals! 27.02.06, 11:30
        nasza_maggie napisała:

        > Your analysis of the situation is interesting David. Although comparing it to
        > Belarus is taking it far.
        > I can't say I am worried about bird-flu.
        > I think it's all about the pharmecuticals to be honest. After all, there
        hasn't
        >
        > been an epidemic or thousands dying from bird flu, apart from those few cases
        > in Asia.
        > The UK is most probably on high alert after what they had to put up with
        > during 'foot and mouth'.
        >

        It was the alertness and openness of our Government which kept the F&M under
        containment. Back then, it looked like an overreaction. When it all died down
        people moaned about the cost in burned cattle. The same with Creuzfeld Jakobs
        Disease or Mad Cow Disease. But now we still have a beef industry, and who
        knows what would have happened if we had not taken serious action.

        The worst enemy is complacency.

        We know that the most serious illnesses ever to affect the human race are owing
        to micro-organisms which first affected animals and then crossed over to human
        beings. There are probably very few infectious diseases, as opposed to
        congenital ones, which evolved only in humans with no other animals affected.

        Whether you talk about polio, malaria, ebola, AIDS, Spanish Flu, filariasis,
        Bubonic Plague, or a bunch of other major bummers from Mankind's
        epidemiological casebook, the common denominator is that some animal is
        involved in it somewhere along the line.

        Some people smugly say, ah, don't worry about it. But these people are those
        who have taken some bizarre Pascal's wager in reverse - they know that if there
        is no major plague now, they will be lauded for having told everyone not to
        lose sleep over it and will preen themselves for their lack of over-reaction,
        whereas if there is a major plague and many people end up dead, then people
        will have more things on their mind than remembering who told them not to panic
        ahead of time. And the laissez-faire commentators are just gonna be happy to be
        alive anyway, if 20 million fall, as with Spanish flu.

        That's why the commentators are prone to be laid-back, and not because it is
        necessarily the appropriate reaction.

        You talk about pharmaceuticals, but in fact there were no stockpiles of Tamiflu
        to need to shift. Roche is working overtime to produce them. The Chinese have a
        better inoculation than anyone else has, since they were isolating the virus
        earlier than others and they also have more excess production capacity than
        others, but it takes months to produce a flu vaccine, even after the strain is
        isolated, and H5N1 is mutating all the time. It undergoes a fresh mutation on
        a world wide scale probably several times a day, just that most of those
        mutations are evolutionary dead ends. It is only a question of time before it
        succeeds in becoming a virus that can as easily be passed from mammal to mammal
        as it is from bird to bird.

        The downside risk of overreacting is that we spend money on propping up the
        pharma industry. OK, if it turns out to have done nothing more than swell their
        profits this time, at least there is a healthy pharma sector with a bit more
        experience in rapid reaction than there was before, and I dare say the human
        race will benefit one way or the other. The profits they make will trickle back
        into the general economy anyway, even if it is via Switzerland.

        The downside risk of underreacting is that millions of lives may be lost - even
        millions of lives within this country. That includes people we know, even some
        people who are writing to these fora, although the fact that internet-minded
        people don't get out much could be a secret weapon for them in the fight
        against infectious disease.

        --
        - Uncle Davey's Homepage -
        :: Foreigners Living in Poland Forum
    • firemouse Re: Don't feed the teals! 28.02.06, 10:56
      usenetposts napisał:

      > I have noticed that every country in this part of Europe has, if you'll
      > pardeon the pun, "coughed" to possessing bird flu except for two countries
      > which are bang on the flight path between all the other countries that admit
      > to having it, and those two countries are Poland and Belarus.
      >
      > Is Poland now in competition with Belarus to see who can withhold vital
      > information from the public the longest, or is this country really being
      > miraculously protected, along with Belarus, from the invasion of the H5N1
      > virus?

      Well, I may be misinformed, but I have read yesterday in De Telegraaf an article
      on bird flu. The map to the article shown that Czech Republic is also virus
      free. Couldn't see much more, because the map concentrated on Benelux and
      surrounding, but seems that Benelux is also up to date sane zone, although
      France, Germany and UK (?) report the flu.

      So there may be enclaves free of disease. I think also that Poland is on the
      migration path, but the birds are not flying yet over our beautiful country. So
      the flu may come soon or never.

      FM
      • usenetposts Re: Don't feed the teals! 28.02.06, 13:54
        firemouse napisał:

        > usenetposts napisał:
        >
        > > I have noticed that every country in this part of Europe has, if you'll
        > > pardeon the pun, "coughed" to possessing bird flu except for two countrie
        > s
        > > which are bang on the flight path between all the other countries that ad
        > mit
        > > to having it, and those two countries are Poland and Belarus.
        > >
        > > Is Poland now in competition with Belarus to see who can withhold vital
        > > information from the public the longest, or is this country really being
        > > miraculously protected, along with Belarus, from the invasion of the H5N1
        > > virus?
        >
        > Well, I may be misinformed, but I have read yesterday in De Telegraaf an
        articl
        > e
        > on bird flu. The map to the article shown that Czech Republic is also virus
        > free. Couldn't see much more, because the map concentrated on Benelux and
        > surrounding, but seems that Benelux is also up to date sane zone, although
        > France, Germany and UK (?) report the flu.
        >
        > So there may be enclaves free of disease. I think also that Poland is on the
        > migration path, but the birds are not flying yet over our beautiful country.
        So
        > the flu may come soon or never.
        >
        > FM


        I think it is almost certainly here already, and avoiding wild birds is good
        policy already, as is making sure your eggs are thoroughly cooked.

        An effective way to do this is to cook them whole in the microwave until they
        explode, but it does cause a lot of work, may damage the machine, and they are
        not fit to eat afterwards.

        --
        - Uncle Davey's Homepage -
        :: Foreigners Living in Poland Forum
        • firemouse Re: Don't feed the teals! 28.02.06, 15:45
          usenetposts napisał:

          > An effective way to do this is to cook them whole in the microwave until they
          > explode, but it does cause a lot of work, may damage the machine, and they are
          > not fit to eat afterwards.

          That's my favourite way smile Why you need A-bomb if you can just cook 30 eggs in
          a microwave.

          So I see now the irony in your first post.
      • firemouse Re: Don't feed the teals! 28.02.06, 15:50
        ianek70 napisał:

        > Two questions.
        > 1. Is a well-fed teal really less of a threat to us and, above all, our
        > defenceless little children than a desperate, hungry teal?

        A FED teal may be dangerous or not, depending how fast M3 aggregates.

        > 2. What colour are teals?

        Hmm... what about #008080?

        FM
      • usenetposts Re: Don't feed the teals! 28.02.06, 16:01
        ianek70 napisał:

        > Two questions.
        > 1. Is a well-fed teal really less of a threat to us and, above all, our
        > defenceless little children than a desperate, hungry teal?

        It's not the state of hunger of the teal, it's the act of feeding. It brings
        you into proximity with teals or any other wild, migrating duck and goose
        family member, if that "anser"s your question.

        There is a song that you can sing to wild ducks, whilst feeding them. It is
        based on an old African American spiritual:

        "Teals away, teals away, go away, you pintails
        Teals away, widgeons go home, and mandarins cannot stay here.

        Mallard calls me, he calls me by the duckpond
        The shoveller shoves off to Muscovy
        And mandarins cannot stay here."

        tinyurl.com/p2y3h offers sheet music, midi files, you name it, only they
        get the words to the teal song a little bit wrong.

        A more jazzed up version is on www.albertarose.org/Music/gospel/steal-
        away.mid but you don't get to come in until about the nineteenth bar, by which
        time you could already have caught avian flu, so I would say that this version
        is more use for theoretical learning than practical use in the field.

        > 2. What colour are teals?

        Teal.
        Aka #008080.

        Hth.

        Around the eyes, anyway, as this link showing the Welsh name of the bird for
        some strange reason shows
        en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Corhwyaden.jpg
        Other than the eyes, you may note that the common teal is mainly grey.

        However there is also the grey teal (Anas gracilis), which is brown.
        en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_Teal
        Now if that's not ornithological irony, I don't know what is.

        --
        - Uncle Davey's Homepage -
        :: Foreigners Living in Poland Forum
        • ianek70 Re: Don't feed the teals! 28.02.06, 16:57
          usenetposts napisał:

          > > 2. What colour are teals?
          >
          > Teal.
          > Aka #008080.
          >
          > Hth.
          >
          > Around the eyes, anyway, as this link showing the Welsh name of the bird for
          > some strange reason shows
          > en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Corhwyaden.jpg
          > Other than the eyes, you may note that the common teal is mainly grey.
          >
          > However there is also the grey teal (Anas gracilis), which is brown.
          > en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_Teal
          > Now if that's not ornithological irony, I don't know what is.

          As I thought.
          Teals are duck-coloured, while teal-coloured hats and scarves are turquoise.
          • usenetposts Re: Don't feed the teals! 28.02.06, 18:13
            ianek70 napisał:

            > usenetposts napisał:
            >
            > > > 2. What colour are teals?
            > >
            > > Teal.
            > > Aka #008080.
            > >
            > > Hth.
            > >
            > > Around the eyes, anyway, as this link showing the Welsh name of the bird
            > for
            > > some strange reason shows
            > > en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Corhwyaden.jpg
            > > Other than the eyes, you may note that the common teal is mainly grey.
            > >
            > > However there is also the grey teal (Anas gracilis), which is brown.
            > > en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_Teal
            > > Now if that's not ornithological irony, I don't know what is.
            >
            > As I thought.
            > Teals are duck-coloured, while teal-coloured hats and scarves are turquoise.

            It's a fair cop.

            --
            - Uncle Davey's Homepage -
            :: Foreigners Living in Poland Forum
    • usenetposts Told yer. 07.03.06, 00:28
      I wrote, at the head of this thread:

      > Is Poland now in competition with Belarus to see who can withhold vital
      > information from the public the longest, or is this country really being
      > miraculously protected, along with Belarus, from the invasion of the H5N1
      > virus?

      And now this:

      wiadomosci.gazeta.pl/wiadomosci/1,53600,3197988.html
      So, does Uncle know how to call them OR WHAT?

      --
      - Uncle Davey's Homepage -
      :: Foreigners Living in Poland Forum
      • kylie1 Re: Told yer. 07.03.06, 00:36
        it's a matter of time before the bird flu breaks out all over the place. And
        unfortunately it will come to the Americas as well. Scary thought ...
        • mniklas5 Re: kylie1 14.03.06, 00:32
          your English semantic is wrong, you need to work more on your English writing,
          'before the bird flu breaks out ...., you can not use ,before,.Avoid long
          sentences. A sentence in English is short.
                • ms.jones Re: I meant this 14.03.06, 01:03
                  But you were not lovers; unless there's more going on here than meets the eye wink
                  Like Dave, I think it's a pity you two fell out, but I thought it was water
                  under the bridge.
                  • kylie1 Re: I meant this 14.03.06, 01:18
                    > Like Dave, I think it's a pity you two fell out,

                    It is but you don't really know people you are with online. You take your
                    chances.

                    > but I thought it was water under the bridge.

                    So did I. In fact that was agreed upon through a private email. "I will leave
                    you alone and you leave me alone" type of thing. It was my suggestion.
                    Obviously, it doesn't seem to work. Hopefully all that steam coming out of her
                    ears will help clear her head and will make her feel better.
                    I feel very uncomfortable around people who openly admit cozy relations
                    with "Gazeta" administrators. People who say " I know more than you do",
                    or "trust me". I just get the shivers.
                    • ms.jones Re: I meant this 14.03.06, 01:35
                      I can't remember terribly well what or how Maggie said what she said but I took
                      it to mean generally that as a moderator on Gazeta's forum she was familiar
                      with the protocol and saw no need for petitioning the admin and actually
                      thought it would be counterproductive at that point. I didn't read anything
                      creepy into her view as I assumed her knowledge would have easily come from her
                      induction and experience in her role.
          • kylie1 Re: kylie1 14.03.06, 00:53
            maggies friend again?
            welcome to the forum baby!

            Now, it's "semantics" for one thing, and "English" is redundant unless you
            thought I was writing in German.
            "semantic" is supposed to function as an adjective.How could you miss that?

            • russh Re: kylie1 14.03.06, 07:33
              If what you are saying is true, then maybe there was some truth in what Waldek's
              feelings and rantings relating to the same subject.
              • kylie1 Re: kylie1 14.03.06, 08:13
                That's exactly what I am thinking.
                I think I can understand Waldek much better now than I ever did before.
                Well, live and learn, what can I say. I have more important things on my mind
                than Maggie and her sour grapes.
                smile
          • ianek70 Re: kylie1 14.03.06, 16:01
            mniklas5 napisał:

            > your English semantic is wrong, you need to work more on your English writing,
            > 'before the bird flu breaks out ...., you can not use ,before,.Avoid long
            > sentences.

            To raczej kwestia gramatyki, ewentualnie składni, a nie semantyki.
            Ale ja i tak błędu nie widzę, być może dlatego, że nie chodziłem do polskiej
            szkoły. Ani do kanadyjskiej, w przeciwieństwie do kylie1.

            > A sentence in English is short.

            Really? Which one?
    • ianek70 Bird Flu - Divine Retribution? 15.03.06, 10:04
      If, as is generally believed, bird flu is God's way of punishing the birds,
      then why does it affect swans more than pigeons?
      Swans don't make a lot of noise in the morning and rarely crap on windows.
      A few swans and some bread can keep a small child happy and quiet for up to 5
      minutes, which can't be said of pigeons. Unless it's a pigeon sandwich.
      • kylie1 Re: Bird Flu - Divine Retribution? 15.03.06, 21:23
        > Swans (...) rarely crap on windows

        Even the swan ballet dancers don't do it as far as I know.

        Near the ocean we get the seagull-crap-encrusted winshields a lot. It's a real
        bird crap-o-rama from those sky rats. Even my shirt got crapped on by a seagull
        a couple of times but then I thought I should auction it off on eBay. If a guy
        can get $8000 for a wrinkled T-shirt, then my contribution with this generous
        endowment from nature would be that much more meaningful. Seagul crap got so
        bad even the regular wisnhield washer is not strong enough to remove the
        stains. It's what they eat - they love McDonalds parking lots, fly in, crap
        all over everything, then leave.
        It's rude.

Popularne wątki

Nie pamiętasz hasła

lub ?

 

Nie masz jeszcze konta? Zarejestruj się

Nakarm Pajacyka