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  • Flea-borne typhus spreads across Los Angeles area

    10/09/2018 7:23:45 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 27 replies ^ | 10/8/18 | Jacqueline Howard
    Between July and September, the county identified nine cases of flea-borne typhus associated with downtown Los Angeles, and six of those cases were in people experiencing homelessness, according to the county. There are (now) 57 cases of flea-borne typhus in LA County, a health department spokesperson says. Typhus fever has reached "epidemic levels" in Pasadena and an outbreak has hit downtown LA. On Friday, one city in the county -- Pasadena -- reported epidemic levels of typhus fever. This year, 20 Pasadena residents have been confirmed to have typhus fever, up from the expected one to five cases per year,...
  • Flea-Borne Typhus Outbreak Among Homeless in Downtown LA

    10/04/2018 6:35:45 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 63 replies
    NBC 4 Los Angeles ^ | 10/4/18 | Andrew Blankstein, Eric Leonard and Staff
    A flea-borne typhus outbreak among homeless in downtown Los Angeles triggered an investigation by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health after several cases were reported, the agency said Thursday. NBC sources say the number may be upwards of at least a dozen. Typhus can cause fever, chills, body aches, nausea and vomiting, cough, and rash, but can be treated with antibiotics. If not treated however, it can be fatal. Flea-borne typhus is a bacteria that spreads to humans when they come in contact with infected fleas or rat feces. Animals such as cats, rodents and opossums all attract...
  • The Latest: Russia says 30,000 flea besieged east Ghouta

    03/19/2018 3:02:54 AM PDT · by BBell · 30 replies
    2:15 p.m. The Russian military says more than 30,000 people have fled Syria's besieged east Ghouta and that the flow is continuing. Maj. Gen. Vladimir Zolotukhin was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying the civilians were leaving Saturday through a government-run humanitarian corridor monitored by the Russian military. "As of this time, more than 30,000 people have left and people are continuing to exit," he was quoted as saying Saturday afternnon by Russian news agencies. Zolotukhin is spokesman for the Russian center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria.
  • Bubonic Plague Found in Oregon Teenager

    10/30/2015 8:05:27 AM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 79 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10/30/15 | CHRISTINE HAUSER
    The authorities in Oregon have confirmed a case of the bubonic plague in a teenage girl who was believed to have contracted the disease from a flea bite. Plague is rare and treatable with antibiotics if caught early, but federal authorities have been puzzled by an increase in cases this year. In a statement, state and local health officials in Oregon said they thought the girl was infected during a hunting trip on Oct. 16 near Heppner, a city located at the foothills of the Blue Mountains in the northeastern region of the state.
  • The Mutant Genes Behind the Black Death

    10/09/2015 5:00:58 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    Quanta Magazine ^ | 10/6/15 | Carrie Arnold
    The Mutant Genes Behind the Black Death Only a few genetic changes were enough to turn an ordinary stomach bug into the bacteria responsible for the plague. Pieter Bruegel the ElderThe Triumph of Death (1562), by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. By: Carrie ArnoldOctober 6, 2015 Comments (1) Download PDF Print Each year, 4 million people visit Yosemite National Park in California. Most bring back photos, postcards and an occasional sunburn. But two unlucky visitors this summer got a very different souvenir. They got the plague.This quintessential medieval disease, caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis and transmitted most often by fleabites,...
  • The Great Giant Flea Hunt

    07/29/2014 12:59:20 PM PDT · by firebrand · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 29, 2014 | CAROL KAESUK YOON
    Gig Harbor, Washington. -- In the Pacific Northwest, we live among behemoths — snowcapped volcanoes, towering trees, great splashing salmon and lattes as big as a child’s head. Yet one of the region’s undeniably superlative titans has slipped beneath everyone’s radar.
  • Flea Treatment at Big Cat Rescue! (Video)

    05/22/2013 5:02:41 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies ^ | 5-21-2013 | Big Cat Rescue
    Tigers, Lions, Leopards, all cat species can catch fleas, so at Big Cat Rescue we have to treat all of our 100+ residents with flea prevention just like your domestic cat at home every single month! It's expensive and hard work to keep the cats flea free and happy at the sanctuary! Watch our volunteer vet Dr. Liz Wynn cover the 55 acres and treat all of our cats.
  • Bracken: Stick To Your Guns!

    01/13/2013 4:07:27 AM PST · by Perseverando · 61 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | January 10, 2013 | Matt Bracken
    I posted this elsewhere, but I like it, so here it is. All of my stuff you feel has merit, please feel free to repost or clip anything I write, with or w/o attribution, I could not care any less about that. If my words are ammo, “Fire for effect.” Here it is. Stick to your guns, no matter what. If they come to take them by force, they have declared war on the Constitution, and on you. At that point, war is joined, just as it was on another big gun confiscation raid on April 19, 1775. If it...
  • Dear Mr. Security Agent: A letter to law enforcement

    01/07/2013 6:54:35 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 227 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | January 7, 2013 | Matt Bracken
    Dear Mr. Security Agent, Federal, state, or local. You, the man or woman with the badge, the sworn LEO or FLEA and those who inhabit the many law enforcement niches in between and on all sides. This essay is directed to you, because in the end, how this turmoil about gun control turns out will depend largely upon your decisions and actions over the coming months and years. I sincerely wish that members of Congress—who may soon be voting on new gun control measures—would read this essay, but I realize that’s a pipe dream, considering the impenetrable bubbles around those...
  • TEA Party <i>vs</i> Flea Party

    10/18/2011 3:59:18 PM PDT · by Gargantua · 7 replies
    The Party Tribune ^ | Tuesday, October 18, 2011 | Anthony James
    If ever there was a “case in point” example of the unspeakably fraudulent media bias in favor of everything and anything liberal, this is it. Especially when viewed through the lens of fairness and objectivity, which for centuries had been a hallmark of honest and honorable reportage, the current fawning and drooling over the miscreants befouling our city streets by the Lamestream Misledia is the most concrete proof possible that our once vaunted fourth estate is totally bankrupt. Morally and ethically bankrupt. Hundreds of thousands of tea partiers on a number of occasions have marched on DC and congregated on...
  • Victory party for (Wisconsin RAT Flea) Hansen recall (Green Bay Recall Office Burglarized)

    04/19/2011 4:05:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    WFRV ^ | 4/17/11
    Victory party for Hansen recallWFRV News Story Updated: Apr 17, 2011 at 6:24 PM CDT GREEN BAY (WFRV) -- Organizers for an effort to recall Senator Dave Hansen held a victory party at Titletown Brewery in Green Bay. The group achieved its goal of gathering more than 13,800 signatures.
  • Schumer likens conservatives to a flea (Does Schmucky read FR?)

    04/08/2011 1:32:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/08/11 | Josiah Ryan
    Schumer likens conservatives to a fleaBy Josiah Ryan - 04/08/11 03:39 PM ET Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) compared House conservatives to a flea Friday as rhetoric in the spending fight intensified. Schumer, who has been criticizing Republicans all day, said in a floor speech Friday that conservatives were the flea controlling the dog, which he said in this case is a federal government that could shut down at midnight. “What we have here is a flea, wagging a tail, wagging a dog,” said Schumer, chairman of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee. “The flea are the minority of House Republicans who...
  • Walker: It Only Takes One (AWOL RAT Flea) Democrat Doing His Job to Help Wisconsin

    02/27/2011 1:05:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/27/11
    Walker: It Only Takes One Democrat Doing His Job to Help WisconsinPublished February 27, 2011 It only takes one state senator to stand up and do his job to balance the budget and avoid a $165 million loss in savings to the state, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Sunday, challenging any of the 14 Democratic senators who fled the state more than a week ago to return to vote on a budget. Democrats "need to come back and do what they were elected to do. They don't have to vote for it, they don't have to support it," Walker...
  • Wisconsin Dem vows to fight GOP plan as union supporters rally here (AWOL RAT Flea in Chicago)

    02/26/2011 8:09:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 2/26/11 | DAN ROZEK
    Wisconsin Dem vows to fight GOP plan as union supporters rally hereBY DAN ROZEK Staff Reporter Feb 26, 2011 09:51PM Union workers and supporters ignored wintry weather Saturday as they rallied downtown to protest efforts by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to strip most public employees in that state of their collective bargaining rights. The rally came as one of the 14 runaway Wisconsin senators said in an appearance at Operation PUSH Headquarters on the South Side that she and the other Democratic legislators won’t return home until the GOP governor agrees to negotiate on his plan to end collective bargaining...
  • Senate Minority Leader Tracked Down At NIU (TWO AWOL Wisconsin RAT Fleas FOUND wandering around)

    02/19/2011 11:27:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    WISN ^ | 2/19/11 | Shelby Croft
    Senate Minority Leader Tracked Down At NIUSens. Mark Miller, Lena Taylor Talk About Budget Battle Shelby Croft, WISN 12 News Anchor/Reporter UPDATED: 12:55 pm CST February 19, 2011 DEKALB, Ill. -- Two of the 14 elusive state senators surfaced briefly Friday night on the campus of Nothern Illinois University. “If it means that we have to go to Illinois so that we’re not in the parameters of Wisconsin so that we can make that stand and slow it down, then that’s what we needed to do. It was our only option,” said state Sen. Lena Taylor. **SNIP** Taylor made the...
  • Caption Michelle Obama and Mother Robinson at game six of the NBA Finals

    06/16/2010 5:09:15 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 65 replies · 2,040+ views
    Daylife Photos ^ | 6/15/10 | staff
    That's Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers at right.
  • Victorian Flea Circuses: A Lost Art Form

    04/01/2009 12:48:59 PM PDT · by BGHater · 14 replies · 1,962+ views
    DRB ^ | 25 Mar 2009 | DRB
    If you can make a flea cooperate with you, you're probably good at politics I have to say, this is probably the strangest subject we ever talked about on Dark Roasted Blend. However, it is such a rich showcase of miniature art and craftmanship, and the "wow" factor is there as well: A flea, with legs finer than a human hair, can pull up to 700 times its own weight! A flea can lift up to 60 times its own weight! A flea can jump over 150 times its own height! When we build circuses on Mars, or asteroids one...
  • Blogger unmasked, court case upended

    05/31/2007 10:08:15 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 6 replies · 1,336+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | May 31, 2007 | Jonathan Saltzman
    It was a Perry Mason moment updated for the Internet age. As Ivy League-educated pediatrician Robert P. Lindeman sat on the stand in Suffolk Superior Court this month, defending himself in a malpractice suit involving the death of a 12-year-old patient, the opposing counsel startled him with a question. Was Lindeman Flea? Flea, jurors in the case didn't know, was the screen name for a blogger who had written often and at length about a trial remarkably similar to the one that was going on in the courtroom that day
  • Red Hot Chili Pepper Research Spices Up Historical Record

    02/16/2007 11:14:32 AM PST · by blam · 96 replies · 2,655+ views
    Eureka Alert ^ | 2-15-2007 | Gregory Harris - U Of Calgary
    Contact: Gregory Harris 403-220-3506 University of Calgary Red hot chili pepper research spices up historical record Archaeologists trace domestication and dispersal of Capsicum species Next time you're shaking Tabasco sauce on your eggs or dried chili pepper flakes on your pizza, you might pause to thank the indigenous Latin American cultures of more than 6,100 years ago that made it possible. Three University of Calgary researchers, together with international colleagues, have traced the earliest known evidence for the domestication and spread of chili peppers by analysing starch microfossils recovered from grinding stones, sediments and charred ceramic cookware. In a...
  • Stadium Arcadium

    05/08/2006 6:39:13 PM PDT · by Mr. Blonde · 1 replies · 177+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | Brian Hiatt
    Early in the second hour of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' mammoth new double album, the guy who once yelped, "I want to party on your pussy!" whisper-sings a gentler, though not unrelated, proposition: "All I want is for you to be happy/And take this woman and make you my family." The delicate "Hard to Concentrate" is the most vulnerable Peppers tune ever -- a full-on marriage proposal from Anthony Kiedis, with Flea's muted bass and John Frusciante's layered guitars slow-dancing over Afrobeat hand drums. The twenty-eight-song, box-set-length Stadium Arcadium isn't a middle-aged concept album about trading in your tube...