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  1. Campfire Talk

    Cheers Swede
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    I don't know where this came from, it has just been posted on my FB page. Morgan Freeman says "You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem." "Morgan Freeman's brilliant take on what happened yesterday : "You want to know why. This may sound cynical, but here's why. It's because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single *victim* of Columbine? Disturbed people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he'll be remembered as a horrible monster, instead of a sad nobody. CNN's article says that if the body count "holds up", this will rank as the second deadliest shooting behind Virginia Tech, as if statistics somehow make one shooting worse than another. Then they post a video interview of third-graders for all the details of what they saw and heard while the shootings were happening. Fox News has plastered the killer's face on all their reports for hours. Any articles or news stories yet that focus on the victims and ignore the killer's identity? None that I've seen yet. Because they don't sell. So congratulations, sensationalist media, you've just lit the fire for someone to top this and knock off a day care center or a maternity ward next. You can help by forgetting you ever read this man's name, and remembering the name of at least one victim. You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem. You can help by turning off the news.""
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    I see that there has been a lot of talk about the recent Active shooter incident. I see Americans are bickering over gun ownership, another needless tragic shooting has taken innocent lives. The President says regardless of politics things have to change. But are guns the problem? One young mother thinks it is something else... Read her Blog because her story seems to ring true. Most Active shooters in the States have had some sort of mental illness. I know that most people that are pro gun are anti health care but if the gun lobby would lobby for better mental health care then they might help prevent some of these active shooter incidents and make a real difference. http://anarchistsoccermom.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/thinking-unthinkable.html?m=1
  4. And when the Republicans get in. Republicans watch word list Women’s rights Abortion Termination Periods Contraception The pill Condoms Woman’s Cycle Woman’s problems Time of the month Woman’s rights Puberty Sex ed Feminine Products Just to name a few.
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Domestic Security Assassination Attack Domestic security Drill Exercise Cops Law enforcement Authorities Disaster assistance Disaster management DNDO (Domestic Nuclear Detection Office) National preparedness Mitigation Prevention Response Recovery Dirty bomb Domestic nuclear detection Emergency management Emergency response First responder Homeland security Maritime domain awareness (MDA) National preparedness initiative Militia Shooting Shots fired Evacuation Deaths Hostage Explosion (explosive) Police Disaster medical assistance team (DMAT) Organized crime Gangs National security State of emergency Security Breach Threat Standoff SWAT Screening Lockdown Bomb (squad or threat) Crash Looting Riot Emergency Landing Pipe bomb Incident Facility HAZMAT & Nuclear Hazmat Nuclear Chemical spill Suspicious package/device Toxic National laboratory Nuclear facility Nuclear threat Cloud Plume Radiation Radioactive Leak Biological infection (or event) Chemical Chemical burn Biological Epidemic Hazardous Hazardous material incident Industrial spill Infection Powder (white) Gas Spillover Anthrax Blister agent Chemical agent Exposure Burn Nerve agent Ricin Sarin North Korea Health Concern + H1N1 Outbreak Contamination Exposure Virus Evacuation Bacteria Recall Ebola Food Poisoning Foot and Mouth (FMD) H5N1 Avian Flu Strain Quarantine H1N1 Vaccine Salmonella Small Pox Plague Human to human Human to Animal Influenza Center for Disease Control (CDC) Drug Administration (FDA) Public Health Toxic Agro Terror Tuberculosis (TB) Tamiflu Norvo Virus Epidemic Agriculture Listeria Symptoms Mutation Resistant Antiviral Wave Pandemic Infection Water/air borne Sick Swine Pork World Health Organization (WHO) (and components) Viral Hemorrhagic Fever E. Coli Infrastructure Security Infrastructure security Airport CIKR (Critical Infrastructure & Key Resources) AMTRAK Collapse Computer infrastructure Communications infrastructure Telecommunications Critical infrastructure National infrastructure Metro WMATA Airplane (and derivatives) Chemical fire Subway BART MARTA Port Authority NBIC (National Biosurveillance Integration Center) Transportation security Grid Power Smart Body scanner Electric Failure or outage Black out Brown out Port Dock Bridge Cancelled Delays Service disruption Power lines Southwest Border Violence Drug cartel Violence Gang Drug Narcotics Cocaine Marijuana Heroin Border Mexico Cartel Southwest Juarez Sinaloa Tijuana Torreon Yuma Tucson Decapitated U.S. Consulate Consular El Paso Fort Hancock San Diego Ciudad Juarez Nogales Sonora Colombia Mara salvatrucha MS13 or MS-13 Drug war Mexican army Methamphetamine Cartel de Golfo Gulf Cartel La Familia Reynosa Nuevo Leon Narcos Narco banners (Spanish equivalents) Los Zetas Shootout Execution Gunfight Trafficking Kidnap Calderon Reyosa Bust Tamaulipas Meth Lab Drug trade Illegal immigrants Smuggling (smugglers) Matamoros Michoacana Guzman Arellano-Felix Beltran-Leyva Barrio Azteca Artistic Assassins Mexicles New Federation Terrorism Terrorism Al Qaeda (all spellings) Terror Attack Iraq Afghanistan Iran Pakistan Agro Environmental terrorist Eco terrorism Conventional weapon Target Weapons grade Dirty bomb Enriched Nuclear Chemical weapon Biological weapon Ammonium nitrate Improvised explosive device IED (Improvised Explosive Device) Abu Sayyaf Hamas FARC (Armed Revolutionary Forces Colombia) IRA (Irish Republican Army) ETA (Euskadi ta Askatasuna) Basque Separatists Hezbollah Tamil Tigers PLF (Palestine Liberation Front) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization Car bomb Jihad Taliban Weapons cache Suicide bomber Suicide attack Suspicious substance AQAP (AL Qaeda Arabian Peninsula) AQIM (Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) TTP (Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan) Yemen Pirates Extremism Somalia Nigeria Radicals Al-Shabaab Home grown Plot Nationalist Recruitment Fundamentalism Islamist Weather/Disaster/Emergency Emergency Hurricane Tornado Twister Tsunami Earthquake Tremor Flood Storm Crest Temblor Extreme weather Forest fire Brush fire Ice Stranded/Stuck Help Hail Wildfire Tsunami Warning Center Magnitude Avalanche Typhoon Shelter-in-place Disaster Snow Blizzard Sleet Mud slide or Mudslide Erosion Power outage Brown out Warning Watch Lightening Aid Relief Closure Interstate Burst Emergency Broadcast System Cyber Security Cyber security Botnet DDOS (dedicated denial of service) Denial of service Malware Virus Trojan Keylogger Cyber Command 2600 Spammer Phishing Rootkit Phreaking Cain and abel Brute forcing Mysql injection Cyber attack Cyber terror Hacker China Conficker Worm Scammers Social media Oh hold on most of the words above have already been used somewhere on this site before. So the Feds are all over this site. Nice to know our governments can't trust us. They say it is about terrorism but the truth is its about their fear of forced devolution by the population. If it was about terrorism there would be words on the list that are not on there. The words above are designed to watch its population. I am surprised there is nothing on there about heath care, abortion, none christian religions and womens rights but I suppose that will be addressed once the republicans get in. The full article http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2012/02/27/official-list-words-feds-monitored-social-neworking-sites-86741/
  6. Awww poor Taken happy100.gif Damn when I was a kid I had access to loads of guns, including handguns and assault rifles how the law has changed here. When the Army changed their weapon system from the SLR to the SA80 I bought my issue SLR!
  7. Taken to be honest with you, because the UK is such a multinational country with immigrant queuing up to get in for the last 2000 years our doctors are really quite switched on about travel history. Because I have traveled to over 50 countries around the world I sort of complicate the mater too because it is hard to tie me down to one place so they can make an educated guess to what something may be. I have been to every continent except Antarctica, and that is not as a holiday maker on holiday resorts but actually living and working with local populations often in places tourists are very rarely seen. Secondly because of my fitness I confused a lot of Doctors, I would show one symptom but no others because my body was fit enough to compensate. Before I went to the jungle I was cycling 60 miles a day and have done for years. In fact when i was younger I cycled more than double that a day. My lungs were in very good health although I smoked. When I went down with this I was given lung function tests. On one occasion I was showing the signs and symptoms of having a full on Asthma attack yet I was able to blow 120% above average across all the whole test. When things like this happen it confuses Doctors and makes it very hard for them to make clinical diagnosis. Secondly it makes it impossible for them to determine how much lung damage I have, they know I have extensive damage but I am still blowing 120% above average of that of someone the same weight, height and age for me. I have no complaints on how long it has taken them to find out what is wrong with me. Despite the UK having the NHS which I know you guys appose. I have to say my treatment has been second to known in the world. They have worked with me and involved me in my treatment all the way and offered me the best care possible. And as soon as it became apparent I had something that was slightly more unusual as normal it has been amazing to see the enthusiasm of the Doctors. I walk into a hospital I am treated like Royalty everyone is interested in my case. I am sure if we were Doctors we would be the same, have more interest in the unusual cases than the everyday normal mundane cases that walk through the door day in day out. I know my GP will be excited when I tell her what it is.
  8. I am sorry to hear about your Father in Law Woodsman. When you do a google search of Histoplasmosis and you come up with all the US websites which use language like "Histoplasmosis is endemic in the Ohio region" and "Histoplasmosis is the most common endemic fungal infection diagnosed in the U.S. with about 250,000 new cases per year." I had got the impression that all the doctors should know what to look for and at least expect it. I am not upset that they found it hard to find it in me considering that over a 5 year period over 8 European Countries a study found that only 127 new cases were reported. That is an average of 3 cases a year for an individual country. An interesting discovery of the study was that most cases in the UK were in fact in older gentlemen that had had served in endemic areas during World War II and developed disseminated histoplasmosis after a delay of several decades. From this we can determine that it is important that a persons life travel history is taken into account. Taken I was going to take issue with your 'grossly undiagnosed' comment but when you consider the vastly different numbers of new cases a year between the US, 250,000 and the UK, 3; then I guess that in the US it could be said to be grossly undiagnosed if that is in fact the case.
  9. Cheers Bob. I know some of you have had to put up with my moaning on Facebook for a very long time now. But at last there looks to be light at the end of the tunnel. Did you get the connection with Johnny Cash "Beans for Breakfast." Bob?
  10. Making natural cordage ( my style )

    Flax is great for cordage but it is not widely available her in the UK unless you raid peoples gardens, which I have done a couple of times. If you leave the point if the leaf on you can use it as needle and thread, it works very well.
  11. Cheers Swede, I know I am on the downward slide of life and to be honest with you I am amazed I have made it this far. It is a great relief to actually know what is wrong. People have speculated everything form cancer to AID. It has been a bit of a worry over the last 3 years. I am looking forward to getting out into the big wide world again, getting my fitness back, going walking in the mountains and spending nights out under a tarp. 3 years has been too long.
  12. Cheers Taken. The Docs were scratching their heads, I had the TB treatment but I showed no sign of improving. I had these nodes in my lungs which they could not get at by a needle biopsy. They thought the nodes were Granulomas caused by Sarcoidosis. But to make sure they decided to perform a 3 Port VATS to remove the largest node and do tests. Histoplasmosis took them by surprise, they were not expecting it, and one of the junior Doctors i have been seeing had never heard of it. Bless him he was over the moon to have learnt something new form a live patent face to face and in real time. Yeah they think I had TB for at least 20 years, probably contracted in Africa or Russia. That stayed hidden because of my level of fitness and only showed itself once I had picked up the Histoplasmosis, I think the TB let the Histoplasmosis get a hold in my system. The interesting thing is they have to try and work out how much damage has been done to my heart and lungs. You have come across Histoplasmosis then Taken?
  13. In my case there is only one option a cap gun.
  14. Cheers Razor. It is just one of life's experiences that makes us stronger.
  15. Acute Histoplasmosis (Ohio River Valley fever) apparently is as common as pickup trucks in the States but in the UK it is as rear as Rocking Horse Shit but this is what I have been diagnosed with 3 years after having lung problems that started days after I came out of the Jungle. I have been treated for TB which I know Histoplasmosis is often confused for. I actually had TB, TB cells were found in my lymph nodes and I always knew there was a further problem that was being masked by the TB. The diagnoses of Histoplasmosis came as a bit of a shock to my Doctors because as I say it is very rear here although knowing my travel history it does not come as a surprise, it seems to be prevalent everywhere I have been, the Americas and Africa. Histoplasmosis normally causes few problems for most people but in my case combined with the damage caused by the TB it has done a lot of damage to my lungs and to my heart too. At present I have a Pulmonary oedema due to the lung biopsy I had 3 weeks ago so have not started treatment yet. I know they will give me antifungal drugs but not sure how long for. I have been told it could be up to 2 years. So what is Histoplasmosis? It is a fungus that lives in soil and is often associated with bird and bat guano. Poultry Farmers and Cavers are prone to it, and it seems to be widespread on the Ohio and Mississippi River valleys. You normally breath it in and it effects both lung and heart, eyes and can spread to other organs. In my case It started with sever breathing difficulties, a rash called Erythema nodosum, followed to a rapid and dangerous raise in blood pressure, major cramps mainly in the calves but can be anywhere, sever headaches and problems with my vision. As I say, it is common in the States but very rear here hence why it has taken 3 years to find it in my case. I am looking forward to start treatment and feeling a lot better in the near future, although the damage is done so I am not sure I will get back to how I was in my younger days.