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  1. blazing

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    I think I am on my own on this one. I just wonder why it is that the government is not doing much about this problem. They have so much to gain from a bedbug epidemic actually. But that depends on how much you believe the New World Order is out to get us.

    Conspiracy theory aside, I have to ask, just how much worse is our society going to get before something turns around.. or is it really not going to. People who are younger don't have the benefit of experience of having vivid recollection and experience of what it was like living in North America in the 80's, 70's, 60's... and while society had already entered a state of decay by that time, it was not nearly as severe, nor close to as fast as what's going on today.

    Bedbugs are just a sympton of the bigger problem. However, they are on par with Hurricane Katrina in my book. People are losing all their possessions (generally people who are poor to begin with), and are suffering extreme physical and psychological reactions. I know my life has changed.

    There have been some positive changes from my encounter with bed bugs. I think my saying so is proof of just what an enlightened and positive person I am.. that I have more than once looked adversity in the face and welcomed the life lessons it has brought despite the horrors. My perspective on life is just that much sharper, and I believe I have become a better person.

    At the same time though, I am becoming increasingly fed up with this world.. with the corruption, our fake political system, the politicians.. and even worse, the complacent citizens who care more about sports and have no idea what civic duty and really getting involved in the world means because they don't want to miss "American Idol". Because we have allowed ourselves to become ignorant: I think the IQ of the average American has dropped in the last decade, and that this has all been orchestrated by TPTB through everything from prescription drugs to subliminal conditioning in media. And now we are paying the price.
    Just LOOK at these pictures as merely exhibit A in what could be a chamber full, of just how far America has fallen from earlier times which were not perfect but had certain things inexorabley lost today. http://www.growingchicago.com/other/mypicsVI/ The following link takes you to Gary, Indiana, in living color. This is not normal. Apparently, the ENTIRE downtown core of this minor American city has been completely abandoned. Detroit is not far behind, nor are several Ohio cities, with similar degeneration all across the country.

    Yes I am on a soapbox here, but can you blame me? It's one thing to be all up in arms about bedbugs, but when we take a step back and look at the bigger picture and see what has been happening, and that the resurgence of bedbugs is but a glimpse of where we are headed, this is what is even more frightening. Granted, bedbugs are hard to combat right now, but what's worse is to feel like no one cares.. like you have no support, as the common citizen has little of in this day and age.. diminishing rights, elimination of constitutional guarantees and little power (nor the knowledge of how to wield it). What's worse than being overrun by bedbugs in some dumpy flat in Queens, or a newer house in the suburbs, is knowing it could be raining bedbugs, and no one who could really do something for you gives a damn.

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    Personally, watching things develop over the last three years, I notice things getting better re: bed bugs and public policy. It is a slow row to hoe, but it is getting better.

    If you're looking for conspiracies, you tend to "see" them everywhere.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Nobugs

    the epidemic is spreading and getting much worse - and will continue to spread. But what IS getting better is the awareness of the problem and dissemination of accurate information to fight them

    A lot of this improvement is largely due to people like yourself (jessica in Chicago, REnee in NY, and others) who work tirelessly and often in an anonymous and unappreciated fashion to ensure the public has access to the latest and most accurate information

    it's because of YOU that things are getting better

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    Thanks, Adele. I would say it's partly thanks to all of us that things are getting better. Still a way to go before public officials are doing what they need to, but thanks to awareness being raised, and ourselves and others fighting for policy changes, I believe we will get there.

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    that's true. there are some people who are doing something, as this site is evidence of. and i don't mean to negate in any way that fact. i know not everyone (or most people) see my point of view.

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    Hi blazing,

    It's not just the site, though.

    Legislation to help curb the spread of bed bugs has been introduced in various places. Officials in Toronto, Nyc, Ohio, and other places are trying to begin to address the problem.

    A few years ago, this was not so.

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    I hear vican gas treatments work wonders on conspiracies.

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    I couldn't agree more with blazing. The party line is that bbs are not a health problem but just a "nuisance." What on earth does that mean? They say bbs are not vectors of any particular disease. But we really can't be sure. And who knows in a few years they might correlate bb bites with some form of cancer. What kind of mindless thinking would find it a mere nuisance to have some kind of alien species dine on us at night? I'll tell you what kind of thinking, the thinking of the last eight years, the thinking that equates fighting an epidemic as bad because it will raise taxes. Blazing is right to equate this with the handling of Katrina. Same mindset. I was in a cab the other day, and the driver was listening to Michael Savage of Savage Nation who was laughing at bed bug victims!

    Then there is the mental anguish of bbs. That same blame the "tax and spend liberals" mentality always splits off mental health issues from health problems! Just as people have been splitting off dental problems from health problems. I mean this is a world where even Medicare won't pay for old people to get their teeth fixed even though you need teeth to eat well, and people can die from absesses. And don't get me started with the illnesses caused by pesticides. How can bbs be just a nuisance when you have to poison your own home to get rid of them. A society that doesn't care about the common good of all its people, even the poor folks who can't afford safer pest control is the same kind of society that is currently spawning drug resistant TB! Talk about being back in 1900. You can now have bed bugs again and die of TB again all in 2009. Now that's a reactionary's dream come true.

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    I love conspiracy theories, and have contemplated this bb conspiracy theory myself. hmm...what could the government gain from an epidemic of bbs? I haven't formed a theory yet. But, I'm keeping my eyes open. (Maybe they just want us to go insane. Or dumb us out even more from lack of sleep!) Maybe there is a lot of money to be had in introducing more pesticides. Are they trying to kill us with the pesticides?! ....) It just seems crazy to me that we can put people on the moon, but we can't get rid of bed bugs?!

    Putting any facetiousness aside, one thing is certain. Once again the poor and middle class are going to be the real victims of bed bugs. Wealthy people can spend whatever it takes to do the job. The middle class will use all of their savings to try to get rid of them, and the poor will have to live with them.

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    Just itching to get rid of them - 5 days ago  » 
    The party line is that bbs are not a health problem but just a "nuisance." What on earth does that mean? They say bbs are not vectors of any particular disease. But we really can't be sure. And who knows in a few years they might correlate bb bites with some form of cancer. What kind of mindless thinking would find it a mere nuisance to have some kind of alien species dine on us at night?

    Clearly the thinking of imbeciles really. People who shouldn't even be commenting because they truly don't know the gravity of the issue. If they had a few in their own bedroom, they'd change their tune in a hurry, once they knew what they were up against. I agree completely, who really knows where this may lead? Also, for many people they are much more than a 'nuisance'. Combine the rising strep or staph bacteria on people's skin with a bb bite and often times, voila - you have a major internal infection that will kill you if you don't get help quickly. I've had one of those so speak from experience. I'm not sure how much legislation can do because many of the legislators may not understand what the real issues are either and the answer is not to just fine motels, etc. We need help from chemical companies to possibly find effective bait traps where a person no longer has to be a human sacrifice and also pharmaceutical companies that might come up with the herb, medication, etc where once you get bitten, the bb dies or some other version of bad news for the bb. I think it's too bad too, that they're not bigger - I have yet to get a visual on one though still suspect that we have an issue in our TV room.

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    The third one I missed here is multigas meters that pick up whatever the odor is these bugs leave behind. That's something I have to think will happen too as these meters read LEL, H2S, CO, O2, etc <add a BB on that list for bed bug>.

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    They are such a horrible problem. I don't get why more businesses are not into making money via tv commercials and ads like they do for cockroaches, termintes, etc.

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    There are some tv ads about bb inspection dogs, The dogs are $400.00 extra. From a company called Bell Environmental that uses dry ice. But there are no public education campaigns, and the is no interest in finding a means that an ordinary person can afford. The resurgence of bbs is very similar to the resurgence of drug resistant TB. In our system, manufacturers fund research on products that they think will sell. Viagra and Cialis sell, so why develop more potent drugs for TB. As the bb epidemic further develops, it may dawn on somebody that they can make big money fighting this scourge. However, we victims have to wait as the wheels of capitalism slowly move. They will move faster, of course with victims making their needs known and being vocal at the individual and group level. BB victims need to organize first within their communities. The alarms must be sounded.

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    Hi Dottie,

    The problem is that TV ads only work if you have a product that works and can be used by everyone.

    Good solutions to bed bug issues are naturally more complex than that, they require the right products, the right application, the right management. If you try and do it with one or two out of three you usually fail.

    Therefore the only products we would see on TV ads are the ones we see on Google ads of snake oil cures and kits contain foggers and aerosols only. I had a call the other day from someone who had spent 3 months and over £1,000 on kits to do a room that I would have cleared in a matter of weeks at the most for less than £150. The fact is that now he has done so much with the kits and spread the infestation the job is no longer a simple one and we may have to charge him more than a normal case.

    I will try and avoid my hobby horse about products adapted to bed bug versus things actually designed to do the job they are meant to do other than to say one will often do the job and the other takes a little more pushing to get the square peg in the round hole.

    At the moment though the industry is still on the small sides and the costs of getting involved specifically in this area can be a big hurdle to overcome.

    David

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    Victims have to organize. The media must get beyound cliche stories quoting nursery ditties:"Don't let the bedbugs bite." Politicians must be made to see the scourge for what it is. This needs to become an election issue. Folks got to understand they are one hotel trip, or two apartment units away from this terror. The despair on this blog needs to be made known to some very complacent fools out there. Organizing needs to be done. For example, perhaps this blog could link to some writers on The Huffington Post. We'll know we are getting somewhere when bbs are discussed on Larry King, Oprah, and The View.

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    Just itching to get rid of them - 11 hours ago  » 
    The despair on this blog needs to be made known to some very complacent fools out there. Organizing needs to be done. For example, perhaps this blog could link to some writers on The Huffington Post. We'll know we are getting somewhere when bbs are discussed on Larry King, Oprah, and The View.

    I agree that people need to organize.

    The only two existing bed bug advocacy groups that I know about are New York vs. Bed Bugs (of which I am a founding member) and Chicago vs. Bed Bugs (with which I am also involved).

    It was clear from the February hearing at NYC's city hall that NYvsBBs founder and primary organizer, writer and thinker Renee Corea in particular, as well as other members of New York vs. Bed Bugs who wrote letters and made phone calls, were influential in helping this city consider the idea of a Bed Bug Advisory Board, and in voting to create one. The BBAB is not yet staffed, but I do think it is a start.

    Both groups I mention were started by people who had had bed bugs, people who used to be active on these very forums (or still are); they sought input from experts (some of them also active on the forums). These group were not started by people who had any experience with organizing or advocacy of this kind.

    They're not the only possible model for organizing around bed bug issues, but are using a workable one.

    Unfortunately, in this economy, organizing gets you only so far. Cincinnati's Health Dept. was doing bed bug inspections and has stopped due to budget problems -- this despite the fact that Cincinnati/Hamilton County HAS a Joint Bed Bug Task Force which knows what needs to be done. (And, to their credit, they have a Joint Bed Bug Task Force without ever having had a local policy advocacy group ask for one.)

    (Admin note: Link removed to Chicago vs. bed bugs above; group is no longer active and their website has been taken down as of 12/1/2010).

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    I believe the secret is this very thing we are using, the internet. Let's connect with other progressive blogs such as Huffington Post and Smirking Chimp. Anybody else have any favorite blogs? The bb epidemic is a story waiting to be told, and if handled properly it can spread as fast as the bbs, themselves.

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    Hi,

    Spreading the word is so very important and yes the word can spread faster than the bed bugs.

    One of the problems however is where to send people for good information. As useful as this site is, particularly the forums the message is simply too complex for people to get a rapid education from. Sadly the same is true for many of the better websites mine included, its good if you can spare the time or really want to understand the issue but for a rapid dip in educate and fly off to lunch they all fail.

    This is one of the main reasons why I wrote and maintain bedbugbeware.com because it is designed to be navigated in 3 to 5 minutes the time frame where people will pass information on to others.

    It is also the main driver for the new bed bug beware book on the grounds that people tend to read and retain print material more readily than they do website. Copies will be on sale from around 4th June.

    David

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    Well, of course the internet can be used to dispense information. I hope your book works out nicely. However, I am advocating a deliberate effort to excite people across the internet about this problem. Some people don't even know they have bedbugs. I am advocating a deliberate and planned anti bb "call to arms" across the internet using discussions on various progressive blogs. The people to wake up first are the people most concerned about social issues. Let's talk about how we might do this.

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    Hi,

    I am all for spreading the word, in fact its one of my mantra's. Its just that after years of communicating the issue with people I know that for awareness you need a message that all can understand in less than 5 minutes reading.

    Getting people to then look at the information is another issue, I get about 15 - 20 times more traffic on the main website than I do on the information portal which does seem odd.

    With the book we are encouraging people to request copies for public libraries so that information can be at hand to people and free to access.

    David

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    I will admit that I only sort of scanned the previous posts because I have a weak stomach and the more that I think about this, the more nauseous I get. My anxiety level is already through the roof. I will make my statement short and sweet. Bed bugs were all but eradicated many years ago. A comeback is extremely evident and I think officials are afraid to admit it because it is so difficult and expensive to take control of. If there is any sort of a "movement" so to say, I would like to be a part of it - I have the scabs and the scars and many other things that display the loss of quality of life. A solution needs to be devised - this is old school stuff that we shouldn't have to deal with. What's next - a resurgance of polio? Measles? Pox of some sort? The plague? Don't laugh - bed bugs were GONE 50 years ago. Along with a few other serious issues. I NEED hope.

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    Midnight Snack, That's what I'm trying to say. We have to join the movement, the resistance, whatever you want to call it. Bbs are indecent. They degrade our way of life. They are a worthy political issue.

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    Sign me up!!!!!!!!!!!! For real - is there an organized group of any kind? As "victims", we need to do something. I am new but damn, I can't take this for very long...and every day that goes by, there are how many households being affected? I can't even let my children spend the night with me because they have the same skin issues I have to begin with and I would not wish THIS on anyone. In less than 2 months, my misery is crazy - what can we do??

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    MidnightSnack, I'm saying we should start a conversation right here about who we would like to contact, which blogs we want to contact, what TV personalties we volunteer to write to , what congressmen etc we plan to write to etc. We can form a committee to look into these matters, right here on this site on the internet!

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    Where does one start? I found a live, engorged BB an hour ago, right after I woke up. I have it trapped in a bottle and am watching it struggle to get off the tape it is stuck to. And judging from the 7 or 8 welts coming up on my lower back, I can guess what cafe he was visiting.

    Would it do any good to contact the local health department?

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    That certainly might be a place to start. I don't know where you live, but here in NYC, the city government is aware of the epidemic, but is not exactly doing big things yet. I'm thinking of writing to my Representative, and my Senators. Also, I'd like to know what on earth the NY State Assembly and State Senate are doing? I mean my income is not large. I can't afford a fancey pants "green" exterminator, and I believe government is as duty bound to help me with this disaster as they would be if I were wiped out by a tornado. A little over a month ago, I let the building exterminator in and now my life is a complete wreck. My husband is still hospitalized from getting ill from the fumes that aggravated his heart failure. He's in rehab now. I hope and pray he makes it, but it's been touch and go. Before the hospitalization we had to spend money on a hotel the first night because the fumes were so bad. Now the bugs are back in full force! Ordinary folks can't be expected to do all the things you got to do to get rid of bbs without help from the government. Should't the government have an interest in the health and safety of its citizens? Personally, I'd like to hear what my legislators have to say.
    I think letter writing campaigns to them might be a good place to start

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    MidnightSnack - 1 day ago  » 
    Sign me up!!!!!!!!!!!! For real - is there an organized group of any kind?

    MidnightSnack,

    Please read my post above. There is a movement but it is grassroots and people need to join in and do something. If it is not in your area, you can make it happen!

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    Allow me to do some musing on the topic....

    I've heard people declare on this forum that bedbugs seem like the handiwork of terrorists attempting to slow down the west. In light of the past decade and what we now are understanding terrorism to be (in point of fact, a conspiracy theory designed to pass legislation and trample on global civil rights much like what occurred in the Mccarthy era as well as the red scare of the early 20th century)

    It may be of concern to consider this apparent signature in light of a number of facts;

    A. the lightning quick global infestation that sprung up almost simultaneously on a worldwide scale (in much the same way that swine flu did.. now declared a natural impossibility and a bioengineered "leak" that is documented.)

    B. The modern bedbugs striking hardiness (including resistance to pesticides)

    C. The strange complications of bedbug feeding that cause a wide range of health issues including autoimmune conditions (i.e.; longterm urticaria) This issue, I find fundamentally strange as there should be record of these reactions that are proving to be very common from the 40's that any professional should be able to document in the case for "bedbugs as simple nuisance." IF these conditions were as common then.

    D. The development of psychological degeneration and PTSD which is entirely exacerbated by social conditions of inaction at almost all levels of government.

    E. And to compliment the last point- the total and utter failure of global governments to deal w/ bedbugs in a realistic manner even though they are weakening the backbone of our society in a very real way and could be dealt with directly if only declared the national health hazard that they are.

    F. The lack of scientific research and investigation into the source of the bugs and their medical effects as well as almost a media blackout on a very real crisis.

    Lastly, I would like to point out the fact that the majority of BB victims feel intimidated and physically violated.

    Now then, as I'm well on my way to crafting a nice little paranoia angle, I will add a little spice by saying that people on this thread have compared the BB epidemic to AIDS, which is a retrovirus the like of which didn't exist before the government began experimenting with cancer viruses in the late seventies.. or are we to believe that it crept out of the dark jungles of Africa even though it first appeared in the US? Just the same way that BB's suddenly spread out of asia in the last 5 years.

    So now that I've given a little credence to this thread topic by narrating a wonderfully interlaced conspiracy for BB's that people could build a nice little website out of... let me just say that I was never into conspiracy until I got infested. The whole experience made me say WTF? on so many levels, and it is being coupled by losing my job because the FEDeral reserve failed to regulate the bankers it does business with (and swaps employees with)- and thus failed in it's mission as a watchdog for monetary policy.

    If I've done a good job in articulating a fine BB conspiracy theory, then in 10 years we STILL won't know where the F*** they came from but there'll be conspiracy websites up w/ CIA documents that hint at it.

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    and such is the world. it'll keep on spinning folks. one of the "travesties of life" among many? don't know yet. but imagine all the people that can't blog about it and just have to deal. i can't help but think that this is more of a generating of our collective karma as much as it is a "conspiracy". not sure if you all can dig what im saying here, but hey, had to be said.

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    Nothing to do with karma - that is always a good get out non reason. Bed bugs are ignored by the British Government partly because every can of insecticide and treatment nets them approximately 20% of the costs in VAT. A nice little earner for them. If you ask local authorities or government about bed bugs they blandly deny any problem and tout the same old line about the creatures not being hazardous. Pity someone didn't inform my GP who gave me adrenaline due to my severe reaction when bitten.
    The banning of the use of DDT allowed bed bugs to survive near extinction and heavily populated travelling has encouraged infestations to spread.
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    bedbuggery - 1 month ago  » 
    Allow me to do some musing on the topic....
    I've heard people declare on this forum that bedbugs seem like the handiwork of terrorists attempting to slow down the west. In light of the past decade and what we now are understanding terrorism to be (in point of fact, a conspiracy theory designed to pass legislation and trample on global civil rights much like what occurred in the Mccarthy era as well as the red scare of the early 20th century)
    It may be of concern to consider this apparent signature in light of a number of facts;
    A. the lightning quick global infestation that sprung up almost simultaneously on a worldwide scale (in much the same way that swine flu did.. now declared a natural impossibility and a bioengineered "leak" that is documented.)
    B. The modern bedbugs striking hardiness (including resistance to pesticides)
    C. The strange complications of bedbug feeding that cause a wide range of health issues including autoimmune conditions (i.e.; longterm urticaria) This issue, I find fundamentally strange as there should be record of these reactions that are proving to be very common from the 40's that any professional should be able to document in the case for "bedbugs as simple nuisance." IF these conditions were as common then.
    D. The development of psychological degeneration and PTSD which is entirely exacerbated by social conditions of inaction at almost all levels of government.
    E. And to compliment the last point- the total and utter failure of global governments to deal w/ bedbugs in a realistic manner even though they are weakening the backbone of our society in a very real way and could be dealt with directly if only declared the national health hazard that they are.
    F. The lack of scientific research and investigation into the source of the bugs and their medical effects as well as almost a media blackout on a very real crisis.
    Lastly, I would like to point out the fact that the majority of BB victims feel intimidated and physically violated.
    Now then, as I'm well on my way to crafting a nice little paranoia angle, I will add a little spice by saying that people on this thread have compared the BB epidemic to AIDS, which is a retrovirus the like of which didn't exist before the government began experimenting with cancer viruses in the late seventies.. or are we to believe that it crept out of the dark jungles of Africa even though it first appeared in the US? Just the same way that BB's suddenly spread out of asia in the last 5 years.
    So now that I've given a little credence to this thread topic by narrating a wonderfully interlaced conspiracy for BB's that people could build a nice little website out of... let me just say that I was never into conspiracy until I got infested. The whole experience made me say WTF? on so many levels, and it is being coupled by losing my job because the FEDeral reserve failed to regulate the bankers it does business with (and swaps employees with)- and thus failed in it's mission as a watchdog for monetary policy.
    If I've done a good job in articulating a fine BB conspiracy theory, then in 10 years we STILL won't know where the F*** they came from but there'll be conspiracy websites up w/ CIA documents that hint at it.

    AIDS was documented in the 1950's.
    Jacks

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    Hi Jacks,

    I would ask you more about AIDS being documented in the 1950s, though it rather veers way off topic. Aw, heck, this is a conspiracy theory thread -- feel free to link to info on that if you have it. Thanks.

    However, please don't quote entire messages. Delete what comes between the quote tags which you do not need to retain.

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    Apologies for the lengthy quote. My husband loves studying viruses including HIV and Ebola. He read a book called The River and apparently they were examining blood samples to do with the polio virus and the connection was made restropectively. He says it was around 1958. I imagine the book is still available.
    Regarding Ebola the jury is still out on the carrier of that nasty virus.I wonder if Cimex Hemipterus has anything to do with it.
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    BronxBitten - 1 month ago  » 
    and such is the world. it'll keep on spinning folks. one of the "travesties of life" among many? don't know yet. but imagine all the people that can't blog about it and just have to deal. i can't help but think that this is more of a generating of our collective karma as much as it is a "conspiracy". not sure if you all can dig what im saying here, but hey, had to be said.

    Yeah, I can digg.
    On another note... I just found out about this disease called Morgellons- HOLY S****!
    This makes a bedbug infestation look like Pot to a Crackhead!!!!
    The most solid theory I've read- this is the result of GMO foods maybe? (agrobacterium)

    You've got medical doctors nation wide make psychological diagnoses WTF!!!!! Interestingly, I was dosed on some potent tranquilizers during a hospital visit because my infestation was also all in my head! I would like to espouse a new approach to all of this ... that is to grab your F**** doctors tie and tell him to grab a microscope and LOOK at what's coming out of your body!

    Well, ok maybe that's an overreaction, but I find that the people who were the LEAST RATIONAL about my bedbug experience were the gamut of professionals (aside from a male Indian Obstetrician I met in a chat room who comprehended the gravity of my immune system putting me in immediate danger)

    People this is about survival!!!! If the CDC is WRONG then they either lack scientific rigor, are tied up in politics, OR they are covering up something...because they certainly don't lack the funding or availability of talent.

    Conspiracy theories are a waste of time. It's time people take a defensive stance. This isn't funny anymore! Get active. Get out of your apt/house. DOn't let anyone make you feel small or crazy!


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