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February 14, 2006

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Viscouse

Just a stupid thought, how do seatbelts prevent traffic accidents? They prevent accidents if a vehicle GETS into an accident, but they won't prevent a car from swerving through a red light.

Sorry, a bit anal-retentive today.

joeinvegas

There 'you' go again, non-drivers telling us drivers the way things are. Of course wearing seat belts prevents accidents. If you are belted in you can't swat the driver up side the head and distract him and cause him (sorry, or her) to swerve and cause an accident.

Washington

Hong Kong is a CITY. Keeping birds that are designed to swim in lakes or scratch the earth in a concrete world is inhumane. I had a dear friend who loved chickens. She let them in her house, they "nested" on her bed, perched on the sofa, etc. But those birds spent the majority of their time outside, in the sunshine, scraching at the dirt and running through the grass. She loved her chickens like children (she didn't have any human ones), but moved to the countryside to have them. She wouldn't dream of having them in a city!

HK is a crowded city. It is not a place for fowl. I love horses, but I wouldn't have one in my apartment, parking it in the garage. Domestic cats and many breeds of dogs are perfect for city life. Caged birds are not.

I think avian flu will be big. It will be worse than the 1918 flu because we are such a mobile society. We should take every precaution.

Auntie Pammie

It's going to be big...

Winnie

Happy Valentine's Day!

sheilah

It's funny, though, I saw something on TV about having chickens as pets is becoming very fashionable in Seattle.

knobody

my sister once had a pet chicken named freckles. and while she never called it a pet, my mom was very fond of her barred rock rooster.

as for bird flu, i think it will be a bigger deal in the third world countries. there will hopefully be a vaccine for it by next flu season, which, along with better access to health care, will mitigate it's effects in the west. hopefully it will attenuate some before/while it mutates into a human transmissable form. it may already be weaker than is currently thought.

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