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Aileen
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Re: News Thread « Reply #7740 on: February 21, 2013, 07:42 PM »
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Collate evidence that will stick and see if you can nab people higher up the food chain.

Don't you watch detective programmes Aileen. nah
Nope.  Don't enjoy them because I always lose the plot. Very Happy
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Re: News Thread « Reply #7741 on: February 21, 2013, 07:47 PM »
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There seems to be a lot of corruption is South Africa even going as high up as the president. It seems to be endemic from the highest to the lowest. You would think that the detective on the case would have been checked out after all it is a high profile case.
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Re: News Thread « Reply #7742 on: February 21, 2013, 07:52 PM »
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But he wouldn't be a tall profile without his blades on would he. Think
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Re: News Thread « Reply #7743 on: February 21, 2013, 07:56 PM »
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So quick witted eh Robbie doh
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Re: News Thread « Reply #7744 on: February 21, 2013, 08:13 PM »
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Robbie's so sharp that one of these days he's going to cut himself.
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Re: News Thread « Reply #7745 on: February 22, 2013, 08:17 AM »
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Better not go too near Oscar.....Wink
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Re: News Thread « Reply #7746 on: February 27, 2013, 05:51 AM »
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Boy, 7, Raises More Than $30,000 for Sick Friend



Never underestimate first-graders.

Jonah Pournazarian, 7, is best friends with Dylan Siegel, 6. Jonah has been diagnosed with glycogen storage disease type 1B , a rare liver disorder that doesn’t have a cure. Dylan decided to raise money for research to help his friend. Late last fall, he hatched a plan and approached his parents.
“We said, ‘Let’s do a lemonade stand, the typical thing,’” David Siegel, Dylan’s dad, told ABCNews.com. “He looked at us and said, ‘I want to write a book.’”
After just two months on the market, sales of the handwritten and illustrated book and chocolate bars have raised $30,000 and counting, David Siegel said.
Now Dylan’s goal is $1 million, his father said.
The 16-page book “Chocolate Bar,” uses the term to mean “cool.” “Disneyland is so chocolate bar,” the book starts out. The ending? “I like to help my friends. That is the biggest chocolate bar.”
Jonah’s parents, who live in Los Angeles, set up a fund for their son six years ago that has raised $400,000, but now, “Chocolate Bar” looks set to exceed that sum, his father, Rabin Pournazarian, told ABCNews.com.
Whole Foods has donated hundreds of chocolate bars.  A local Barnes & Noble bookstore hosted a book signing that drew 200 people, Dylan’s father said. People from states including Tennessee and Missouri have donated money to the cause via Facebook and a website. The boys appeared on CBS television show “The Doctors” last week, pinching each others’ cheeks as they told their story.
Jonah’s genetic condition afflicts one in a million children, his father said. Most days all he eats is cornstarch mixed with chicken soup with vegetables that his mother makes and feeds him through a tube, his father said.
His feeding schedule is sensitive — the couple keeps an alarm in the bedroom set for 3:30 a.m., his father said. At school, Jonah’s parents have had to ask parents of other children to keep their child home if they get sick or to at least notify Jonah’s parents so they can keep him home.
“What could be a common cold … will land Jonah in the hospital for five to six days,” his father said. “It happened last month.”
Jonah was diagnosed with his illness when he was a baby and suffered from night sweats and low blood sugar, his father said. The existing fund has been “very grassroots” and mostly friends and family have contributed to it, Rabin Pournazarian said.
Jonah, who has a fraternal twin brother Eli who does not suffer from the condition, “gets the importance of finding a cure as much as a 7-year-old can,” his father said. “He doesn’t want his (feeding) tube forever.”
The money from the fund and book and chocolate sales have been sent to the University of Florida School of Medicine in Gainsville where research is taking place under Dr. David Weinstein, who is working with 200 families, he said.
It’s the first time the rare disease has gotten national attention, Pournazarian said.
Jonah and his family couldn’t be happier.
“We never dreamed that this was going to happen,” David Siegel said. “It’s just  struck a nerve and now we don’t want to stop until we’ve hit our mission.”

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Re: News Thread « Reply #7747 on: February 27, 2013, 09:29 AM »
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^Ain't kids wonderful?  Very Happy
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Re: News Thread « Reply #7748 on: February 27, 2013, 09:31 AM »
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^Ain't kids wonderful?  Very Happy

Yes, they are. yes
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Re: News Thread « Reply #7749 on: February 27, 2013, 03:06 PM »
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sorry but wanted to know what my friends on here thought about this


Mod NoticeMerged topics.

Was originally called: "Disabled children cost too much and should be put down" - Colli
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Andy Murray Wimbledon Champion 2013

Re: News Thread « Reply #7750 on: February 27, 2013, 04:50 PM »
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Who is saying this?
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Re: News Thread « Reply #7751 on: February 27, 2013, 05:01 PM »
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Who is saying this?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2285190/Disabled-children-cost-Bizarre-rant-councillor-disability-charity.html
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Re: News Thread « Reply #7752 on: February 27, 2013, 06:12 PM »
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sorry mod put it in wrong place xxx
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Re: News Thread « Reply #7753 on: February 27, 2013, 06:42 PM »
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"I did it to provoke a response.." he says.

Mission accomplished then.  Rolling Eyes
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Re: News Thread « Reply #7754 on: February 27, 2013, 07:14 PM »
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Was watching play from Dubai today. Yet again people talking about Andy his personality and so on. When are those clowns going to get real, if they don not like him they do not have to watch. I am sick and tired of those idiots who do not seem to realize how lucky we are in this country (UK) to have a player like him.Emigrate Andy to somewhere were you will be appreciated.
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