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Postby Hannieroo » Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:57 pm

I've got mine tethered and fed and ready to go if needs be. Let's hit the road, Billy!

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 13 Jun 2013 7:49 am

morenangpinay wrote:
Hannieroo wrote:Escape goat :lol:
scapegoat!! Crap i've been in this country too long :-)


walao

use proper english cannot?

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Postby QRM » Thu, 13 Jun 2013 8:52 am

Not that I want to come over as one of those neurotic housewifes but I signed up to x-dengue.com interesting and a bit disconcerting watching the dengue hot spot icons expanding and slowly surrounding where I live! Has a sort of resident evil movie feel to it. Should start digging trenches around the house and fill it with petrol.
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Postby x9200 » Thu, 13 Jun 2013 9:12 am

morenangpinay wrote:
Hannieroo wrote:Escape goat :lol:
scapegoat!! Crap i've been in this country too long :-)

It's freudian, not language. If you have few of them I may consider buying.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:30 am

Mi Amigo wrote:Haha! 'Escape goat' sounds like it came out of a Monty Python Colditz sketch or something. :D


The POW who sacrifices himself, so the others can get away?

p.s.
The concept of scapegoats/sacrificial lambs exists, for example in East African villages. Tie up a goat on the edge of a village at night, and the lions won't come into the village. A kind of damage limitation strategy I suppose.

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Postby morenangpinay » Thu, 13 Jun 2013 11:11 am

lol i propose they introduce a goat when singa resigns again

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 13 Jun 2013 11:55 am

morenangpinay wrote:lol i propose they introduce a goat when singa resigns again


Oh you mean Singa is back?

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 15 Feb 2014 8:54 pm

Interesting. The dengue clusters seem to follow in the East-Central part the MRT line.

http://www.dengue.gov.sg/subject.asp?id=74

http://www.dengue.gov.sg/cms/ehd/loc.asp

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 17 Feb 2014 3:31 pm

...and that Chikungungya is taking the rein from our friend Dengue.

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Postby chris_pilgrim » Sun, 23 Feb 2014 8:40 pm

talking about dengue ..

either I die of dengue fever or being eaten alive by mozzies here :(

why are there so many mosquitoes here in sg!!!
It is better to believe than to disbelieve. in doing, you bring everything to the realm of possibility.

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Postby x9200 » Sun, 23 Feb 2014 9:10 pm

Fear not. My wife is a natural mozzie magnet and she could get like a few bites a day while living near a dengue hot spot. Still nothing, knock knock on unpainted wood, after 10y or so.

Exercise standard caution, spray yourself with a repellent while going outside, have some chemical electric repellents inside and you should be fine.

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 29 May 2014 6:58 pm

After some time of relatively low number of new cases dengue is again on sharp rise.
An impressive cluster just in the very middle of Holland Village condo area - 180 cases!

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 29 May 2014 7:43 pm

x9200 wrote:After some time of relatively low number of new cases dengue is again on sharp rise.
An impressive cluster just in the very middle of Holland Village condo area - 180 cases!


Of which 136 cases are in Leedon Heights alone :o

When they find what's causing that someone is going to get whacked.

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Postby QRM » Fri, 30 May 2014 7:41 am

I am right in the middle of it armed with cans of Baygon and two of those brilliant bug zapping electric tennis racquets.I Look like Bruce Lee when ever a critter comes near.

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 30 May 2014 8:22 am

x9200 wrote:After some time of relatively low number of new cases dengue is again on sharp rise.
An impressive cluster just in the very middle of Holland Village condo area - 180 cases!


Currently it is very hot season coupled with occasional rain. Perfect to create more breeding spots, without risk of running water unlike the previous rainy season where water receptacles just get run over and over. The current heat and humidity makes the development time shorter too. And also make people sweat more = easy homing signal for mozzies.


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