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    Re: For gods sake get a flu shot

    Quote Originally Posted by Raphael View Post
    It says clearly and with no wriggle room ;-

    "Of course if you are unhealthy , fat and with a low immunity system , you might wish to make your own decision ."

    If you are none of those unfortunates -- and you claim precisely that --- the thought cannot apply to you .

    End Of .

    It might also imply that some or many of those with one , two or all three of those serious conditions might like to give the matter further thought because of possible later more severe problems . That might or might not lead to a personal decision being made , perhaps depending on the seriousness of the scenario and whether specialist opinions are taken .

    But regardless , none of these could apply to you as you have denied being unhealthy , fat or with low immunity .

    It is simple enough so let's move on .
    If you truly believe that then English is obviously not your first language so I’ll just take it as more of you famed “banter”.

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    Re: For gods sake get a flu shot

    Quote Originally Posted by Raphael View Post
    Seems you do not comprehend elementary English either .

    The simple fact is that your comments show you do not understand a fairly uncomplicated sentenced .

    It is me who said that Bryn could make his own decisions .
    Me . Before Bryn .
    Me .Before you .
    Me .Before Uncle Tom ------
    And there are no restrictions -- arbitrary or otherwise .
    If I am wrong , list them .

    I was teaching English as a Supply Teacher aged 19 before University to the bottom stream in a Comp . That was much easier in hindsight .
    ”If a, b or c then x” at the very least implies “if not a and b and c then not x”, the leading “of course” reinforces this and makes it explicit.

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    Re: For gods sake get a flu shot

    I am in living with a number of elderly people, and in a somewhat confined area on a regular basis.
    The last thing I need to risk is contract such an avoidable disease, and pass it on to my more vulnerable family members, and possibly contribute to further weakening their immune systems.
    In my mind that could qualify as criminal negligence.

    I take the shot every year.
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    Re: For gods sake get a flu shot

    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    I take the shot every year.
    There's a Ronald Reagan quote a bit like that. About a zipper? Gypper? It's been a long while and I didn't hear it right first time round either.

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    Re: For gods sake get a flu shot

    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    I am in living with a number of elderly people, and in a somewhat confined area on a regular basis.
    The last thing I need to risk is contract such an avoidable disease, and pass it on to my more vulnerable family members, and possibly contribute to further weakening their immune systems.
    In my mind that could qualify as criminal negligence.

    I take the shot every year.
    With me it’s the very young rather than the very old but the same reasoning.

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    Re: For gods sake get a flu shot

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahso! View Post
    I could probably kick all of your asses into next week, and I got a flu shot.
    slap my arse maybe but I don't need a kicking.

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    Re: For gods sake get a flu shot

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    slap my arse maybe but I don't need a kicking.
    Our American cousin employs what I believe to be an idiomatic expression taken from their particular style of Football. They punt an otherwise handheld ball as high into the air as they can manage and then all run toward the opposition's part of the field of play, hoping to be able to flatten whoever is nearest the ball when it next bounces.

    I've often felt that the inherently aggressive spirit of the nation is clearly displayed in the language they employ. Otherwise impeccable matrons in their Sunday Go-To-Church finery will bellow to distant grandchildren that they - the grandchildren - should transport their apologetic posteriors with the least possible delay from their current location to where she can see them. I have heard this, it is not an invention on my part. It was thus that the West was won.
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    Re: For gods sake get a flu shot

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Mawr View Post
    With me it’s the very young rather than the very old but the same reasoning.
    Amazing that everybody did not kill each other back in those bad old days .

    Strange that families prior to --- say the seventies -- were so healthy and resilient .

    The nearer you get to now , the greater the correlation of ill health with immunity

    breakdown and physicians killing patients through mis- diagnosis and wrong prescriptions .

    Now the third biggest US people killer .

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    Re: For gods sake get a flu shot

    Quote Originally Posted by Raphael View Post
    Now the third biggest US people killer .
    No no, you're forgetting the Marine Corps.
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    It’s normal. You must provoke. You must insult the belief of all monotheists. You must make fun of the belief of all monotheists.
    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
    Write that word in the blood

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    Re: For gods sake get a flu shot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raphael View Post
    Amazing that everybody did not kill each other back in those bad old days .

    Strange that families prior to --- say the seventies -- were so healthy and resilient .

    The nearer you get to now , the greater the correlation of ill health with immunity

    breakdown and physicians killing patients through mis- diagnosis and wrong prescriptions .

    Now the third biggest US people killer .
    Which killed more, the First World War or the influenza epidemic the year after?

    What makes you think the people did not die of illness in “the good old days”?

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