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post #1 of 19 Old 10-06-2009, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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National Health alert! Danger to women from contact with horse hair!

Urgent Notice: Potential Danger of Horse Hair... Posted: 28 Aug 2009 04:53 PM PDT
This is a public service announcement. ..

In a press release today, the National Institute of Health has announced the discovery of a potentially dangerous substance in the hair of horses.

This substance, called "amobacter equuii" has been linked with the following symptoms in females:

Reluctance to cook, clean or do housework.

Reluctance to wear make-up, good clothes or heels.

Reluctance to spend money on home or car repairs until after "baby has new shoes, pad, blanket, tack, grain, hay & supplements" .

"Amobacter equuii" usually results in long hours away from home and exhaustion
Which may lead to a loss of physical contact with other
Humans (especially husbands).

"Amobacter equuii" is thought to be addictive, driving the need for additional
Sources - this may lead to a "herd mentality" or like the potato chip commercial, "you can't have just one".

Beware! If you come in contact with a female human infected by this substance, be prepared to talk about horses for hours.

Surgeon General's Warning:

Horses are expensive, addictive, and may impair the ability to use common sense.
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post #2 of 19 Old 10-06-2009, 10:03 AM
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I think I have that...?

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I know I have that. I will go without food just so I can get a new piece of tack or buy a bale of hay. LOL. Nice to know that I'm not just crazy. LOL.

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Thanks, one of my fellow "sickies" sent it to me. As soon as I read it I thought "this explains EVERYTHING!" I'm "sick" and the only cure is more horses. LOL I should show this to my boyfriend by way of explaining some of my behavior.
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Horse crazy women are nice people.

I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within. Douglas MacArthur
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post #6 of 19 Old 10-06-2009, 12:45 PM
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Thank god it's an actual illness and it's not my fault!
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lol love it!

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Glad to hear it's now a diagnosable illness! That explains everything! I just want to know...can you go on disability because of it?
JK...but seriously.

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Wow, that was fun .

Seems that I've perhaps caught some bacteria.

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Ja pian taas uusin hönkäyksin, varjo seuraa onneain.
Hei tuu mun luo, pieneksi hetkeksi. Puhutaan, varjoni, valkoiseksi enkeliksi."

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I was diognosed last week. ;)

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