Sorry Media, but Toilet Seat Liners Are NOT Pointless!

The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of an acquaintance…

Public toilet, with seat liner

Public toilet, with seat liner

Janelle F.: Why Using Toilet Seat Liners is Basically Pointless:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/17/toilet-seat-liners-covers-pointless-bacteria-germs_n_5500416.html

I don’t care. I still use them. 4 at a time!

Cyrus Y.: “That’s because toilet seats are not a vehicle for the transmission of any infectious agents — you won’t catch anything.”

Hello, cooties?! Especially another guy’s ass/splashie cooties.

Michelle S.: I’m with you on this one Janelle, I don’t care either! But what I really hate is that there are no toilet seat lids on the public restroom. That “stuff” in the toilet then just gets put into a fine spray that covers everything in the stall when one flushes.

Rayn: This article is misleading, since one can most definitely catch ringworm from direct skin contact with a public toilet seat.

Ringworm Fungal Infections – Skin Fungus:
http://www.healthhype.com/ringworm-fungal-infections-skin-fungus.html

Those who are actually willing to sit on a public toilet should at least create a thick barrier between their skin and the seat, for safety.

Janelle F.: I don’t need to read that to know what kind of crap (no pun intended) is found on toilet seats. Especially with the animals I’m around every day

Stefanee R.: I will continue to use multiple layers !

Katherine H.: I always use the covers too. I’ll line the seat with toilet paper if there are no covers. I also can’t stand women who hover over the seat and don’t wipe up their mess. Seriously? If you’re not gonna use the seat, then lift it and squat over the bowl. Don’t leave a pee-splattered seat for someone else to deal with. Disgusting.

Pondering Possible Connection Between Recent, Cure-Free Mosquito-Transmitted Virus and GMO Mosquitoes Released Within Same Area in 2012

The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of an acquaintance, after he shared information from here

Meed M.: Y’all think I’m playing. Saturday, I said one state. Now, it’s Four states.

"Cureless mosquito-transmitted virus spreads to N.C."

“Cureless mosquito-transmitted virus spreads to N.C.”

Rayn: Flashback, December 2012:

Florida Scientists Prepare to Release Hundreds of Thousands of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes:
http://rt.com/usa/florida-mosquitos-disease-fever-472/

I wonder if there’s a connection between these two events…

Meed M.: What?!?!?

Andre F.: Com’on Man!!

Meed M.: Sheesh

Tara W.: Wow

Meed M.: Dana K… did you see this?

Discussing the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Washington, DC

The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook note of my friend Cecily M, entitled, “Guest Writer: HIV/AIDS”…

2009-03-24-discussing-the-hiv-aids-epidemic-in-washington-dc

Cecily M.: Hey folk. I’d like to believe that I know a bunch of articulate, intellectual, informed, individuals. Yesterday, my cousin/homie posted a note about HIV/AIDS. She wanted some dialogue about the topic. Unfortunately, the people didn’t really respond. Those that did created quite an interesting dialogue. But for this thing to be such an epidemic, it was interesting to see the lack of interest. To me, it almost explains the epidemic. Could it be our indifference?

Today, I’ve copied and pasted her note here. I want you to read and I want you to comment. Cuz I know that you are at work right now, doing nothing. That’s why 12 of my friends are already on facebook with green dots. The rest of you are here too, probably in invisible mode. Read and respond folk. Let’s get it!

Cecily

Coleen writes:

GM all! I have something on my mind. I was talking to my doctor last week Thursday and we were in the room chatting about African American people having the highest HIV/AIDS percentage in the nation. Please read the facts below.

She then told me a story, “I recently went to a medical conference and an African man was speaking to other doctors and he stated “Why are American women so desperate?” At first I was offended, but I thought to myself, he’s right”

My question to my facebook reader’s men and women: Is American women desperate? And are we really the cause of spreading STD’s and HIV/AIDS so rapidly?

Let’s talk about it!!!

Fact: At least 3 percent of District residents have HIV or AIDS, a total that far surpasses the 1 percent threshold that constitutes a “generalized and severe” epidemic, according to a report scheduled to be released by health officials tomorrow.

That translates into 2,984 residents per every 100,000 over the age of 12 — or 15,120 — according to the 2008 epidemiology report by the District’s HIV/AIDS office.

“Our rates are higher than West Africa,” said Shannon L. Hader, director of the District’s HIV/AIDS Administration, who once led the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s work in Zimbabwe. “They’re on par with Uganda and some parts of Kenya.” (Click Here to Continue Reading This Post)