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(Russian Soccer) Fans urged to drink whisky to ward off swine flu
Reuters ^ | Aug 3, 2009

Posted on 08/03/2009 11:13:55 AM PDT by RDTF

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian soccer fans have been told to drink whisky on their trip to Wales for next month's World Cup qualifier to ward off the H1N1 swine flu virus, the head of the country's supporter association (VOB) said Monday.

"We urge our fans to drink a lot of Welsh whisky as a form of disinfection," VOB head Alexander Shprygin told Reuters.

"That should cure all symptoms of the disease."

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(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: flu; h1n1; influenza; russia; soccer; swineflu; vob; wales; whiskey; whisky

1 posted on 08/03/2009 11:13:57 AM PDT by RDTF
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To: RDTF

Well...on second thought, I’ll have a shot afterall!


2 posted on 08/03/2009 11:15:40 AM PDT by G Larry ( Obamacare=Dying in Line!)
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To: RDTF

It’s good for what ails ya!


3 posted on 08/03/2009 11:16:33 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: RDTF

That’s hysterical!


4 posted on 08/03/2009 11:17:26 AM PDT by contemplator (Capitalism gets no Rock Concerts)
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To: WayneS
"It certainely is , Ollie".

Stan Laurel

5 posted on 08/03/2009 11:17:57 AM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: RDTF

What could possibly go wrong?


6 posted on 08/03/2009 11:18:16 AM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: RDTF

Well...uh...how do you know it doesn’t work if you haven’t tried it? Bartender!


7 posted on 08/03/2009 11:19:26 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: RDTF
If you look it up and study it, the word itself is intertwined in it's origins with water, life, water of life, etc., in many different and separate tongues.

With that much history involved, I reckon there must be something to it.

Cheers!

8 posted on 08/03/2009 11:25:22 AM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: RDTF

There’s your ‘socialized health care’ mentality right there in a nutshell.

I visited a ‘state-run’ hospital in Poland when I was sick on my travels. You would NOT believe. *shudder*


9 posted on 08/03/2009 11:27:39 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: RDTF

10 posted on 08/03/2009 11:32:41 AM PDT by Wardenclyffe
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To: RDTF

after successive Russian governments spent the past 80 yrs. doing everything they could to get them OFF of hard liquor...


11 posted on 08/03/2009 11:37:31 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: RDTF

As a Musician for 30 years, I can personally debunk this cure. I caught every stupid thing that came in, and I had plenty of whiskey. Get the other kind of shot.


12 posted on 08/03/2009 11:44:00 AM PDT by bluecollarman (Everybody, looks good...at the starting line......."Paul Thorn")
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To: bluecollarman
As a Musician for 30 years . . . I caught every stupid thing that came in

Uh, Dude, sharing "cigarettes" with groups of people spreads germs and viruses.

13 posted on 08/03/2009 12:06:18 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler ("Certainly, here's my ID and thanks for the quick response Sergeant.")
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To: Jeff Chandler
"Uh, Dude, sharing "cigarettes" with groups of people spreads germs and viruses.

Nah it wasn't that...drunk people like to get really close up an personal when they talk to ya. Plus all those people in a confined area, dancing, sweating, yelling, coughing..not good at all.

14 posted on 08/03/2009 12:17:54 PM PDT by bluecollarman (Everybody, looks good...at the starting line......."Paul Thorn")
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To: RDTF

Since when do Russians need to be urged to drink?


15 posted on 08/03/2009 9:37:37 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

I’m pinging Smokin’ Joe list to a new swine flu article .


16 posted on 08/04/2009 3:29:45 PM PDT by DvdMom
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To: DvdMom

:)
Metallica - Whiskey In The Jar (Dublin Ireland, 2006)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZDhnRo8YvQ&feature=related


17 posted on 08/04/2009 4:24:52 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: DvdMom; Slings and Arrows; Jeff Chandler; NormsRevenge; tubebender; SouthTexas; B4Ranch; ...
Drink!

18 posted on 08/04/2009 5:19:37 PM PDT by glock rocks (health care, gun safety and climate change are strawmen. It's all about CONTROL.)
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To: glock rocks

On it boss!

;<)


19 posted on 08/04/2009 5:25:33 PM PDT by Eaker (The Two Loudest Sounds in the World.....Bang When it should have been Click and the Reverse.)
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To: RDTF

Beer and wine are food, liquor is medicine.


20 posted on 08/04/2009 6:29:28 PM PDT by alarm rider (No matter where you go, there you are.)
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To: DvdMom

Well, nicotine sort of works...stimulates vagus nerve.

Physiology and immunology of the cholinergic antiinflammatory pathway

http://www.jci.org/articles/view/30555


21 posted on 08/04/2009 8:21:15 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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