Late for the show but ready to go

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Joker, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. Joker

    Joker New Member

    Hello I'm Joker I joined this site a few years and forgot but any way I figured I should still introduce myself. I love mythology and the supernatural I hope to make lots of friends here. Have a good day :)
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  2. Myrddin

    Myrddin Well-Known Member

    Well, since you love mythology and the supernatural, you`ve got a friend already! :)
  3. Nadai

    Nadai Active Member

    Welcome. I hope you enjoy the forum.
  4. Myrddin

    Myrddin Well-Known Member

    You seem to be a little behind the times, Nadai. Not that I can talk... :oops: Just catching up myself.

    :)

    E. M.
  5. Nadai

    Nadai Active Member

    Yeah. You're definitely one to talk :D;):p

    I guess I should look at the dates before I make posts. I probably won't, but maybe I'll consider it:)
  6. Myrddin

    Myrddin Well-Known Member

    Bah, who needs dates? Just a bunch of numbers, really. ;) :D

    E. M.
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  7. Nadai

    Nadai Active Member

    I'm sure the Mayans thought they were pretty important ;)
  8. Myrddin

    Myrddin Well-Known Member

    Very true. But if they are to be believed at all, we should all be dead now. As of last year. December 21, 2012! As it is, it's 2013, and nothing's changed.

    E. M.
  9. Nadai

    Nadai Active Member

    So true. Damned Mayans having people panicking! I was just having a discussion about that with someone the other day. We were counting all of the end-of-the-world scares we've had in our lives. We tallied up W2K, the comet that "almost" hit us, and 2012. We're waiting for the "Zombie Apocalypse" scare next. Apparently there's something going on concerning flu shots. In the US it's going to be mandatory next year that you get a flu shot or wear a protective mask (at least that's what we've heard: I don't know if it's really true or not or if such a thing would even be possible to control). We're speculating what it is in this flu shot that makes it so important for everyone to get and how it's going to be enforced if you refuse it... Possibly a microchip with a tracking device or something or other... We'll see.
  10. Myrddin

    Myrddin Well-Known Member

    W2K? What's that?!? ;)
    Zombie Apocalypse! Now that sounds interesting. Please, do tell.


    Mandatory flu shots? Hmm... well, I wouldn't put it past the government to issue something like that. But it would be pretty difficult to try to control. Yet, I haven't seen anything about it in the many lists of urban legends I've been perusing. :) There's probably something in them that induces people to shop like crazy. That's why its' so important - and why they're given out just before Christmas. (The Simpsons)

    I haven't gotten a flu shot since elementary school, and I only get the odd cold, so I don't see why the flu shot should be so important. They really shouldn't be able to make it mandatory. That's one of the dumbest things I've ever heard.

    E. M.
  11. Nadai

    Nadai Active Member

    I so meant Y2K! Sorry. You know the whole technology scare.

    There are some kinds of scary drugs on the streets here in the US. There was this incident where a guy got his face eaten off by another man because he was high on some drug. Then not too long after there was a man who was walking through the park naked with his baby son in his arms heading off into the woods. If I'm not mistaken there were bite marks on the baby's legs. There have been a few other instances where stuff like that's happened, but those are the big stories.

    I agree. I never get sick so I've never seen the use in getting them either, but apparently there's some new strain of the flu that's supposed to be really dangerous so they're trying to prevent the spread of it. But as I said I don't know if that's a real thing or not, it's just what I've heard.
  12. Myrddin

    Myrddin Well-Known Member

    Yes, I knew what you meant. I just gotta give you a hard time, I don't know why.

    Ugh, horrible and horrible. Or maybe I should say horrifying. I kind of wish I hadn't asked now.

    And making the flu shot mandatory is the way to do that? All that will really accomplish is peeve a lot of people off. What they need to do is trust in people's common sense. That really should be enough. I sincerely hope it's all just urban legend.

    E. M.
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  13. Nadai

    Nadai Active Member

    :p

    I couldn't agree more! The really scary thing is that these drugs are actually really easy to come by (one instance of this type of thing happening was when a person was high on bath salts!!!). And even though people have heard these stories and know that this type of thing will happen (some of the people using these have died within just a few days because of their reaction to it!) they still use them! It's so stupid and scary and just plain ridiculous! There was also a similar drug being passed out to children! And I don't mean teens I mean little kids on the playground. Apparently a kid was given candy by someone and being a good kid they shared it with their friends and within two days they were all dead! This happened in I think three different states where little kids were given a candy resembling Pop Rocks and they all had to be hospitalized and some died from it. Apparently it's a new type or meth called Strawberry Quick that's supposed to be undetectable because of it's smell and appearance (looks just like candy). It's really so scary.

    Agreed. I really can't imagine how the government would enforce such a mandate. I imagine enforcing it will cost tax payers a crap-ton of money in the end. I wish I could say Americans would be smart enough to protect themselves from whatever virus it'd be but alas I don't have that much faith in Americans... I can't count the number of times I've taken my son to school and seen kids in his class hacking up their lungs (not covering their mouths!) and having runny noses. It makes me wonder why their parents don't keep them at home! Then I see adults sneezing without covering their mouths! People aren't always conscious about the transfer of germs.
  14. Myrddin

    Myrddin Well-Known Member

    Bath salts?! Really? Good to know. (Note to self, don't use bath salts!)

    Oh, my god, that is so fricken scary! Children, for craps sake! Who would do that? And how could I have not heard about it? You'd think news of something like that would spread rather quickly. It's kind of important to know. Was the villain accosted, or is he/she still out there? Do I want to know the answer? :eek:

    It depends on how bad the cold, I suppose. But yeah, it's the parents' job to teach their children how to contain their germs. And, yes, if they can't do that, than they should keep their kid at home for the day, or week if it's that bad. When I was a kid, I got sick quite a bit, yet my mother kept me home - unless of course it was nothing more than, say, a dry cough. Then I went to school. But I remember once missing a wholw week of school because I had a bad cold that would not go away. My sister brang home my homework for me; because, of course, that's what siblings are for, right? :p :D I can't remember if I knew enough to cover my mouth then, but I certainly do now. It is more a conscious effort than it is common sense - covering your mouth, I mean.

    Peace out! :D

    E. M.
  15. Nadai

    Nadai Active Member

    I mean you have to like snort them. I've smelled bath salts before to see if I like the smell, but they've never made me high or anything, you have to really be trying to get high on them for them to actually cause such a serious reaction I'd think.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/2007/05/10/marketing-drugs-to-kids-from-cheese-to-strawberry-quick/

    I don't know that there was one specific "villain" rather drug dealers or producers creating these drugs and passing them out.

    Agreed. I never got sick much as a kid, but I remember one day I was on my way to school (my mother drove me) we got to the school and I got out of the car and vomited. She turned around and took me home and stayed home from work with me. I just don't think illnesses are the kind of thing to take unnecessary risks with. Having your kid out at school when they are really sick can only make them worse and pass their germs on to other people. At the same time though, if it's not anything serious like hay fever or allergies then it's not a big deal. The problem is that not everyone always makes the distinctions and that's where the problem arises.
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  16. Myrddin

    Myrddin Well-Known Member

    Okay, phew. I'm wiping my brow in relief. Not to worry, I would never try to get high - period.

    I have definitely heard of Cheese before. I can't remember where, though. And the name Strawberry Quick does ring a bell as being a drug. What I don't understand is how anyone could ever think that it is okay to endanger others, especially those as innocent as a child. It's just mind boggling. It stems from greed, I suppose - all they care about is money, and the easier, the better, right? Big fat WRONG!! I like that Fernando Cortez guy. My heart goes out to him.

    I'd like to think that a vomiting child would have any parent keep them home for the day - even the not so great ones should realize that that's no condition in which to go to school. Or would they just say, "Vomit in your desk if you have to"? Can you say Social Services?

    E. M.
  17. Nadai

    Nadai Active Member

    I think that's a good idea ;)

    From what I've read it is all for money. I suppose the idea is to get them into these drugs as kids, after all, they're the future of the industry.

    Agreed. Give them a bag to keep in their backpack.

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