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PostSubject: Re: Interesting News Items   Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:47 pm

So, are any of you really worried about this Swine Flu? Do you think it is going to get really bad? It is a little scary. Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Interesting News Items   Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:45 pm

It's very scary and I'm hoping it doesn't get as bad as they think it might. We all have to be a bit more careful.
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting News Items   Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:59 pm

I stressed to all my daycare kids yesterday that they have to be even more careful about washing their hands and sharing things etc. I wanted to stress it without scaring them too much. Thank goodness there have been no reported cases in Illinois - though I know that can and will probably change :(

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PostSubject: Re: Interesting News Items   Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:17 pm

Some people think there is a bit of 'scaremongering' going
on over this. That it is being blown out of all proportion.

But perhaps it's better to err on the side of caution than
to go the other way and do nothing.
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting News Items   Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:45 pm

I heard that young man from Harry Potter got it! Shocked Didn't his magic spells work??

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PostSubject: Re: Interesting News Items   Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:00 pm

Oh I hadn't heard about that Shocked

How long back was it ? He's maybe recovered by now.
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting News Items   Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:15 pm

Very recent. It was the redheaded boy - not Harry. Sorry, don't watch the movies so don't know all the names. I do love that Emma girl though!

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PostSubject: Re: Interesting News Items   Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:51 pm

I don't watch them either lol. They are more for the kids really.
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting News Items   Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:25 pm

Firecracker wrote:
Very recent. It was the redheaded boy - not Harry. Sorry, don't watch the movies so don't know all the names. I do love that Emma girl though!

affraid you don't watch the movies??They are great!! :confetti:
It was Rupert Grint - who plays Ron Weasley, but he seems to have recovered.

LMAO, at work they decided to put up anti bacterial despensers by every door when it was first announced!, errrrrrrrr but they haven't filled them with anything laughing (trying to save money!!!)
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting News Items   Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:40 pm

Oh I 'm glad Rupert is better. I could just squish him I LOVE HARRY POTTER. the movie , the books , all of it. I'm going to the movie Fri.
I heard today Cheri Blair has H1N! Now. I hope she will be ok. I like her and Tony.
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting News Items   Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:56 pm

I love HP books and the movies. I plan on taking my GS on tuesday!
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting News Items   Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:15 pm

I only read the first book and saw the first movie. I am sure they are quite wonderful. Just never really caught my fancy that much. My kids read the first 4 books and then grew out of them.

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PostSubject: Re: Interesting News Items   Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:57 am

Coilin outgrew it too, but I did not! My nephew is older than Colin but he is with me still loves it.
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting News Items   Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:53 pm

Just watching the celebration of the moonlanding 40 years ago - can you remember what you were doing at the time? (if you were born then - obviously!)
I was 7 years old & they wheeled out the school TV - it was big & wooden on long legs (& in black & white too) Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm...I remember the moon landing but I would rather have been outside playing! Wink Now, to me - it is more mysterious, but for a fidgity 7 year old, I spent most of my time trying to make the other kids laugh,look out the window & only watching the "exciting" bits. Ah well!
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting News Items   Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:10 pm

Yes, I do remember! Watched it with my folks. I kept looking up at the moon to see if I could see them!! We went to the big parade for them in Chicago!!

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PostSubject: Re: Interesting News Items   Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:49 pm

I guess it was different in a tiny village in the UK :D , though saying that I have no idea what my parents might have done- they did run a pub then.
Must ask Mum when I see her!
I guess though - 40 years ago - news coverage was so different between countries & I have no idea the channel it would have been shown on here...probably the BBC where at that time the announcers had to pronounce in the queens english (I'm sure RC will back me up on this!) EG Blue & Black would be pronounced Bloo & Blerck - you can imagine the enthusiasm you get from controlled queen's english!
(all in one tone) *Gosh they have landed, we see a lot of bloo & blerck, jolly hockey sticks*
Hmmmmmm..maybe my memory is a bit warped...but you know what I mean Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting News Items   Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:51 pm

Well a news story that I find very funny, but very sad too.

http://news.uk.msn.com/odd-news/article.aspx?cp-documentid=148730145&imageindex=1

The initial response from me was to laughing at the story as a whole, but the underlying problem for me was who was cruel enough to throw a pregnant tortoise out of a flat (which subsequently died kleenexgirl ) & that the little girl could have been killed.I do love the reaction of the Father though..."I'm gonna sue everyone!!!!!"
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting News Items   Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:00 pm

Holy smokes an 8.0 earthquake hit the Southern Pacific region including Samoa. Now there's a huge tsunami advisory from Japan all the way to California Coastline!
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting News Items   Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:10 pm

Prayers go out to everybody in the danger zone praying

Adrift - some how I missed your post about the Tortoise and the little girl!! So sad and odd all at the same time!

Don't let Aerwin find out the tortoise died - she will be too upset!

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PostSubject: Re: Interesting News Items   Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:06 pm

So much disappointment here in Chicagoland :(

I really thought we had a great shot at hosting the 2016 games. Can't believe we lost on the first round.

I really think this has more to do with politics and the USA not being very popular right now.

Oh well, hubby was worried about the traffic anyway Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Interesting News Items   Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:17 pm

I read yesterday that bookmarkers thought Chicago would win, and most people thought it would be in the final 2. Surprising it was eliminated so early.

I was rooting for Rio since South America has never hosted an Olympics so yay for them. Sorry Chicago didn't get it, FC. I know quite a few people on the boards were really hoping they would win. More than likely, it wasn't so much any dislike of America but the rather stringent visa requirements that made the difference.
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting News Items   Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:26 pm

Yes, I am happy for Rio. If it couldn't be Chicago than Rio was a good choice.

Chicagoland really did think it was going to happen and all the talk yesterday sure had the hopes super high. Just a bummer for all the people who were so excited.

I don't live there anymore - but I was born there and lived in Chicago suburbs my whole life - so that made me really want it for them.

But it is wonderful that a country that has never had the Olympics is getting their big shot! I am sure they will be a wonderful host.

Damn though = 48 million dollars for the bidding!!! affraid

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PostSubject: Re: Interesting News Items   Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:51 pm

I'm excited and happy for Rio. It's incredible to think that it will be the first time an Olympics has been held in South America. Hopefully it won't be the last time either!
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting News Items   Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:31 pm

Well Balloon boy turns out to be a hoax. The minute I heard they were on reality tv I figured as much. They have been shopping around a tv show. I hope they have to pay back every red dime that was spent looking for that kid.
Hey didn't they know not to let the kid be interviewed on tv! Kids will always blurt out the truth.
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting News Items   Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:41 pm

Oh...I missed it being a hoax! Saw an article about the parents being charged, but didn't read the whole article! I just assumed it was a "token" gesture because they didn't know where the boy was etc....must go look at the article again!

OK..new article on the BBC webpage tells me about the hoax....bit unsure about the first bit though..I'm not 6, nor am a boy, nor have I been to Colorado :pale:

A US sheriff has said the case of six-year-old Falcon Heene who was believed to be adrift in a hot air balloon, prompting a major alert, was a hoax.

Sheriff Jim Alderden said the parents of the boy were actors and had put on a "good show for us, and we bought it".

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