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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianxw
    >>> where the cat gets decapitated?

    Yup, it was, of course it's fake. I do think it is quite well done though.

    >>> We'll, cats arn't THAT bad, their CLEAN, at least.

    What??????

    Coming into my garden, (not its owners), targetting my nicey prepared beds, raking out my carefully planted seedlings so it can ****, a mess I have on numerous occasions ended up inadvertently plunging my hand into whilst trying to sort it out. Then afterwards it wanders over my car, or sneaks around in my kitchen, or hides around my bird feeders...

    Wow, that is exploring the edge of the term "clean".

    At least a dog owner has the animal on a lead, and follows up after it with a plastic bag.
    And, I suppose you feel cat decapitation is the answer to the problem, I never.

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    Wow... your username fits you perfectly. Wake up. He's saying he's not the fondest of cats, not that they should all be decapitated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ober
    Wow... your username fits you perfectly. Wake up. He's saying he's not the fondest of cats, not that they should all be decapitated.
    My bad, I'm just a little touchy due some problems with WIRELESS CARD DRIVERS FOR MY NEW CARD!!!!

    I think it hates me.

    BOT, sorry about getting so out-of-line everybody, I didn't mean to seem like a forum nazi.

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    >>We'll, cats arn't THAT bad, their CLEAN, at least<<

    I've got bad news for you. Ever heard of Toxoplasma?

    http://www.newscientist.com/opinion/...sp?id=ns229946
    Toxoplasma is the parasite which causes toxoplasmosis, and which humans can acquire through contact with cat faeces up to 18 months old, or from meat from farm animals infected by cat faeces
    http://www.biosci.ohio-state.edu/~pa...oxoplasma.html
    However, under some conditions, toxoplasmosis can cause serious pathology, including hepatitis, pneumonia, blindness, and severe neurological disorders. This is especially true in individuals whose immune systems are compromised (e.g., AIDS patients). Toxoplasmosis can also be transmitted transplacentally resulting in a spontaneous abortion, a still born, or a child that is severely handicapped mentally and/or physically.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/2176548.stm
    Scientists warn that the parasitical disease toxoplasmosis could increase the risk of having a road accident.
    People were found to be two to three times more likely to be involved in a crash than unaffected individuals.

    The Czech team which carried out the research said cysts which form in the nerves and muscle tissue could reduce people's ability to concentrate.
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    Toxoplasmosis has been shown in laboratory tests to slow response times in people.
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    Writing in the journal BMC Infectious Diseases, the researchers said: "These results suggest that 'asymptomatic' acquired toxoplasmosis might in fact represent a serious and highly underestimated public health problem, as well as an economic problem."
    http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/2/11
    http://www.jeukmic.org/abstr/int/c3/c305.html
    Toxoplasma gondii, coccidian parasite whose frequency in man can reach 80% in some countries is known to influence the behaviour of its host. This is usually considered to be an evolutionary adaptation of the parasite aimed to increase the probability of its transmission from an intermediate host (any endothermic vertebrate) to the definitive host (cat) by predation. In human the latent toxoplasmosis results into the changes in personality profile as well as into the increase of reaction times measured in simple reaction time test. In modern society such behavioural changes can increase the probability that Toxoplasma-infected man fall victims of an traffic accident.
    http://www.biosci.ohio-state.edu/~pa...oxoplasma.html
    Depending on the age of the fetus when it is infected and the virulence of the Toxoplasma, this can result in a spontaneous abortion, a still born child, or a child that is born with some degree of mental or physical retardation. Thus, women are often told to minimize contact with cats while they are pregnant, and to avoid emptying their cat's litter box. This is good advice.
    http://mt.essortment.com/whatistoxoplas_rhjv.htm
    Cats have a 20% to 60% infection rate with T. gondii.
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    As much as 50% of the human population in the United States and 20% to 80% of all domestic animals are infected with Toxoplasma, harboring its cyst form.
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    Transmission of oocysts present in garden soil, children's sandboxes, litter boxes, and anywhere cats may defecate can be avoided by wearing rubber gloves during contact with contaminated soil or litter. Wash your hands thoroughly after contact. Cover sandboxes to prevent cats from defecating in them. Get rid of feces from litter boxes every day, and disinfect them with scalding water or dry heat; chemical disinfection is not effective in destroying oocysts.
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,102093,00.html
    “However, they [the infected women] were also less trustworthy and had more relationships with men,” Dr. Jaroslav Flegr, who conducted the study at Charles University in Prague, told London’s Sunday Times newspaper.

    Infected men, on the other hand, became more aggressive, less well-groomed, undesirable loners who were more likely to be suspicious and jealous.
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    “There is some clear evidence that people with schizophrenia have increased antibodies to toxoplasma," said E. Fuller Torrey, a research psychologist with the institute.
    http://juad.neurofractal.org/comment...3218/64/0/post
    Fuller Torrey at the Stanley Medical Research Institute in Maryland and his team has found that schizophrenics are more likely to be cat owners, and to have latent toxoplasmosis. What's more, drugs used to relieve schizophrenia symptoms happen to harm the parasite, at least in the test-tube. Torrey believes this may be why the drugs work.

    So what should we do if it turns out that significant fractions of the population are infected with a parasite that slows reactions and possibly causes serious mental health problems?

    Holliman, for one, says that we would have to consider which professions we allow infected people to enter. Would we want someone with slowed reactions working as an airline pilot, for example, or driving a lorry? On the other hand, if we banned all infected people from jobs where fast reactions are important, we could lose a third of our workforce or more.
    http://msnbc.msn.com/id/3540627/
    For its part, the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, which can be found in undercooked meat and cat feces, can lead to full-blown psychotic episodes. Some studies suggest that the parasite stimulates the production of a chemical similar to LSD, producing hallucinations and psychosis. Even when the parasite lies dormant in muscle and brain tissue, it can affect attention span and reaction time in otherwise healthy people. Researchers at Charles University in Prague have discovered that people who test positive have slightly slower-than-average reaction times and—possibly as a result—are almost three times as likely to have car accidents. That’s a disturbing prospect, considering that the disease is so widespread: billions of people are thought to be infected.
    http://news.excite.com/odd/article/i...7Creuters.html
    The illness could be responsible for up to one million of deaths on the roads worldwide, making it the one of the deadliest parasitic diseases, second only to malaria, he said.
    In comparison, mad cow disease kills a few dozen people per year. Yet we kill millions of cattle to control mad cow disease outbreaks while taking no action against toxo.

    Not only are people who have regular contact with cats almost certainly thriving with this potentially fatal, brain altering parasite but it can infect those who do not have regular contact with cats via cat faece contamination of the meat supply.

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    I was...just talking about how they clean their coat often.

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    damn... so i have to stop eating undercooked meat and cat feces...

    btw, here's another: http://www.933flz.com/audio/Ford,FinalBird.mpeg
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    >>> just talking about how they clean their coat often.

    Train one to wash my car for me and all is forgiven
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianxw
    >>> just talking about how they clean their coat often.

    Train one to wash my car for me and all is forgiven
    Deal, but, only if the sunroof stays CLOSED!!!

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    I don't have a sunroof. I do have electric seat warmers though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianxw
    I don't have a sunroof. I do have electric seat warmers though.
    LOL, I don't want to know your plans for those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loopy
    LOL, I don't want to know your plans for those.
    HAHAHAHAHA LOL!!!1111

    I wonder if he'll use them to warm the seats.

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    Electric seat warmers always make me have to pee

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    I always have to pee the second I get to work... or get in the shower...
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    What about head light wipers, their the "new thing".

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    >>> Electric seat warmers always make me have to pee

    Mental note: Don't invite Cheez out for a drive...

    I have headlight wash/wipe although I've only used it once, to see if it worked.
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