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Do You Live Dangerously?

Discussion in '2008 Archive' started by Martin, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. Martin

    Martin Active Member

    Jan 1, 2005
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    Do You Live Dangerously? According to the following article most of us do....

    "We agonize over avian flu, which to date has killed precisely no one in the U.S., but have to be cajoled into getting vaccinated for the common flu, which contributes to the deaths of 36,000 Americans each year. We wring our hands over the mad cow pathogen that might be (but almost certainly isn't) in our hamburger and worry far less about the cholesterol that contributes to the heart disease that kills 700,000 of us annually." -LINK

    NOTE: I don't endorse every idea in this article. I just think the over-all point is a good one.
    #1 Martin, Jan 23, 2007
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  2. Ed Edwards

    Ed Edwards <img src=/Ed.gif>

    Aug 20, 2002
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    Reminds me of my Grandaughter.
    She won't get anything from a container left in the icebox
    (including ones she left there). Yet she dosn't wash her hands
    at all. Hands in the mouth are the main vector for germs,
    way ahead of 'eating from refrigerated used containers'.
  3. Pete

    Pete New Member

    Aug 31, 2002
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    Will a cabbie's brakes fail when you're in the crosswalk?

    1: The brakes in a taxi will never fail...because we never use them.
    2: If we take you out in the crossing it's no accident, you are the 'runner' we had 10 years ago.

    :D :D :D :D
  4. ccrobinson

    ccrobinson New Member

    Jan 12, 2005
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    You'd fit in right at home driving a taxi in Chicago, Pete. I had a training class in downtown Chicago for a week a few years ago, and took a taxi every morning and night. :praying:

    I think the reflexes of a taxi driver in downtown Chicago rival those of the best Nascar drivers. Every driver I had drove 3 and 4 inches away from the back bumper all week long.