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So glad we live in a post-snarky America.
The rain in Bahrain falls mainly on Dar Kulaib, which doesn't quite rhyme with Bahrain, which is why we went with Spain instead.
But the Planet Donut & Bakery in Dar Kulaib has good reviews. - Zamms
I was in Bahrain a bunch but mostly in Manama. I don't recall particularly good or bad donuts. - Christina Pikas
I don't think I could visit Manama. I'd just have that Muppet Show song stuck in my head the entire time: - Zamms
Do do do do do! - bentley
Andrew C (✔)
Get some business done in person at the bank if you need to practice pretending to be patient.
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
There are people who survived Ebola, right? Can we turn their antibodies (or whatever it's called) into a vaccine? #realquestion
Yes, "passive vaccine". - miki from Flucso
At least one of the nurses in Dallas has received a transfusion from a survivor: - MoTO: Team Marina
From what I understand, a vaccine is still a ways away. - MoTO: Team Marina
you can ask him, he works in us and he can answer! - fewdayslate
I think a number of Ebola patients have been treated that way. - John (bird whisperer)
The blood of these survivors, either thru transfusion or research, just may wind up saving thousands. That would be beautiful. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
^That's what I'm saying! :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
It's tricky because while antibodies have some protective effect against viruses, the part of the immune system that usually takes care viruses is cell-mediated immunity, and that's not really transfusable. I think it's still unclear just how protective anti-Ebola antibodies are. - Victor Ganata
I think I seriously didn't understand how immunity against viruses worked. Thanks, Victor! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Federal Agents Raid Los Angeles Garment Businesses Allegedly Linked to Drug Cartels - WSJ -
Federal Agents Raid Los Angeles Garment Businesses Allegedly Linked to Drug Cartels - WSJ
"LOS ANGELES—Nearly 1,000 federal and local law-enforcement agents swept into the Fashion District here on Wednesday morning as part of a long-running investigation into alleged money laundering for Mexican drug cartels. Nine people were arrested and $65 million was seized in the raid, part of a probe called Operation Fashion Police, federal officials said. According to court documents unsealed Wednesday, garment businesses allegedly aided the cartels in getting proceeds from drug sales in the U.S. back into Mexico. In one case, owners of a business allegedly laundered money as ransom payment for a cocaine-dealing relative who was held hostage and tortured at a ranch in Mexico by the Sinaloa cartel." - Me from Bookmarklet
That explains all the federal cars we saw yesterday. - Anika
I just heard about this yesterday! - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
RT @lolgop: So what a woman who was born during Jim Crow can't vote? It's not tragic like someone being paid to bake a gay wedding cake.
Monique Judge
"I sent that bitch a smiley face. Bitches love smiley faces."
Mexican drug cartels are worse than ISIL | Al Jazeera America -
Mexican drug cartels are worse than ISIL | Al Jazeera America
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Andrew C (✔)
RT @kumailn: The saddest part of it all is realizing that Adam Baldwin is like Jayne but without the heart of gold.
Not sure Jayne had a heart of gold, either. - Spidra Webster
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @stuntbox: Safari 8 > Preferences > Advanced > Show full website address CHECKED SO HARD
I need someone who speaks Chinese to ask me about the Colts vs. Bengals game so I can say it was "馬馬虎虎", but I feel like that is not going to happen. :-( #chinesepunfail
I don't know what that says, but it looks like floaty squid aliens chasing Flintstones-type people (with the multiple feet). - bentley
LOL Close! It's a Chinese phrase meaning "it was okay", which literally translates as "horses and tigers". - Jessie
Karina is fascinated by dropping things behind the couch. I am less so.
Big Joe Silence
OH: "Lips like hookers! Hooker kisses!"
Echo and the Bunnymen songs can do sooo much long-term damage. - Big Joe Silence
I was kissed by a hooker once. She felt compelled to tell me beforehand that she was doing so because she liked me and wanted to. The only awkward part for me was that she was also the step-sister of a friend. - Big Joe Silence from Android
Tourists allow boy to urinate in busy eatery - Taipei Times -
"A family of Chinese tourists, who it is said came to Taiwan as part of a tour with a substantially higher price tag than is typical for tour groups from China, stunned staff and customers in the world-renowned Din Tai Fung dumpling restaurant by allowing a three-year-old boy to urinate in a bottle while the parents were eating at a table, the Chinese-language Apple Daily reported. The toddler was part of a family of five tourists dining in the Michelin-starred Din Tai Fung restaurant in Taipei 101 on Oct. 2, and urinated in a plastic bottle instead of going to a restroom that was 100m from where the family were eating. The urine splashed on food the family had bought, so they tried to get it replaced for free, but were rejected, the report said." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"The group eventually paid for a new round of dishes, but reportedly complained about the extra money they had to spend “while already paying that much for the tour.” It was said that the scene had dumbfounded customers at neighboring tables and the smell had lingered long enough to take away their appetite." - Jessie
"The incident was confirmed by the restaurant’s public relations manager, who said the area was cleaned and disinfected after the group had left the restaurant. The restaurant, the manager said, had also had an internal discussion over the case and resolved that in the future “[any similar behavior] would be stopped as soon as possible,” the report said." - Jessie
Rich people... - Eivind
SMH - Anne Bouey
Who ordered the pea soup? - Johnny
Better get it before they split. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
The Case for Drinking as Much Coffee as You Like - Atlantic Mobile
The Case for Drinking as Much Coffee as You Like - Atlantic Mobile
*pours us all another mug* - lris from Android
I shall make coffee right away. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Wonderful news - pouring another cup - Jen
I don't care about the news. I am drinking as much coffee as I like until they pry it from my cold dead hands. - laura x from iPhone
I shall go make some right now! - Corinne L
Second pot being brewed. No sense in holding back. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
This friend has a message that speaks to my condition. - Catherine Pellegrino
Andrew C (✔)
RT @rikergoogling: starfleet regulations dating superior officers
Andrew C (✔)
RT @the_byron_scott: It's not like you get a reward for taking a longer shot.
Oh god. I don't want to watch this season because I know it will be horrible, but I kind of want to watch this season because I know it will be horrible. - Victor Ganata
I wanted to watch for Jeremy Lin and Steve Nash -- and BTW, how did the Lakers manage to get their top THREE PGs injured, such that the fourth string guy had to start a game -- and now I also want to watch for the potential for a 2013-2014 Knicks style trainwreck season. - Andrew C (✔)
Also, for the Kobe death glares. - Andrew C (✔)
Re: chewing through point guards (and all their other players), I think Mike D'Antoni just physically wrecks players. That's the only explanation I can come up with. Hopefully Byron Scott won't do the same thing. - Victor Ganata
Lin didn't play for D'Antoni last year, and neither did Clarkson. - Andrew C (✔)
Oh, you meant this pre-season? Yeah, that doesn't bode well. But last season there was a time they were down to eight players and had no choice but to let D-leaguers start. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
It's surprising that (as far as I know, anyways, not that I follow the NBA to that degree) that other teams haven't poached away the Phoenix Sun's trainers, who seem to be miracle workers. - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
RT @the_byron_scott: I don't recall Bill Russell needing to take too many three's to win his titles.
Lol. Too bad Bill Russell isn't starting for the Lakers this season. I mean, they do need a center…. - Victor Ganata
Oh i'd pay to have Russell or Kareem take the court with this team it couldn't hurt. - Steve C Team Marina
Andrew C (✔)
What will they call the 20th anniversary of Kayne's first album? "All But Dissertation"? "Thesis Defence"?
Andrew C (✔)
RT @mobute: all I can think about is Hagrid trying to explain dialectical materialism, fumbling & just going "yer a worker, Arry"
RT @mobute: all I can think about is Hagrid trying to explain dialectical materialism, fumbling & just going "yer a worker, Arry"
Там должен быть Столлман! (И у меня где-то даже картинка была, но не могу найти) - Nazer
Stallman/Hagrid pairing - два лайка из камня
ААААА - contresens
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Gettin' drunk and waitress is like, "Complimentary something something dessert" BRING. IT. ON!!
Andrew C (✔)
RT @girlwithatail: When I'm home alone and I get something in my eye that makes them water it's hard to convince even myself I'm not crying.
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Andrew C (✔)
RT @bacontoday: We debunk the nitrite-free bacon myth.
RT @bacontoday: We debunk the nitrite-free bacon myth.
"Nitrates are found in many vegetables, and celery powder has one of the highest levels of nitrates of any vegetable. “Nitrite-free” bacons can use celery powder and then say that they didn’t add nitrites; what they added was technically celery powder. However, the idea that this makes the end product nitrite-free is simply not true. Nitrite-free bacon still has nitrites in it. In fact, a study conducted by Cook’s Illustrated magazine tested different types of bacon for nitrite levels. The results showed that the nitrite-free bacons actually contained more nitrites than the bacons cured with nitrite salts in the traditional method." - Andrew C (✔)
I wondered about that, though for me, the stuff done the traditional way doesn't give me trouble, the stuff that's quick-injection cured spikes my blood pressure. It isn't just the salt, because the traditional is just as salty, so I'm guessing it is the type of salt or something else that's part of the process. (As a bonus, the stuff that isn't injection cured usually tastes better to me anyway.) - Jennifer Dittrich
The non-water cured bacon (not sure if there are water cures without injection) also supposedly shrinks less in the pan. - Andrew C (✔)
When I've cooked the two side by side, the difference is pretty obvious (even with the nicer, thicker cut kinds.) - Jennifer Dittrich
Andrew C (✔)
RT @rikergoogling: combadge puzzle games
Andrew C (✔)
The Lakers might be the worst team in the NBA* - -
"Mid-range jumpers are the least efficient shot in basketball. Corner threes are among the most efficient. Over two games, the Lakers have taken 95 mid-range jumpers and eight threes ... none of which were in the corners. That's just incredible." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"Here's the thing: we know L.A.'s defense is going to be pitiful. The backcourt as presently constructed is a sieve, Boozer is an active detriment on that end and there's basically no one to play small forward, which is actually a critical defensive position. Jordan Hill is a good shot blocker and Lin will get steals. But add in Scott's horrific defensive numbers from his three seasons... more... - Andrew C (✔)
Ahh crap forgot Boozer is on Lakers now. Oh well I'll catch them next year then. Can't stand to see him on any court. - Steve C Team Marina
In a preseason game, Boozer got in a layup with the team down 21, then flexed and pointed at his bicep. Greatest player ever. - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew C (✔)
RT @charlestosborn: Doc: "Amar'e the wine does nothing for you medically. Doesn't work." Stoudemire: "Shall I draw you a wine bath?" Doctor: "Oh my God yes."
Andrew C (✔)
RT @iamenidcoleslaw: when I'm home I always wear a suit of armor. that way if I die my cats won't be able to eat me
Sarah G.
Someone stop me from submitting "My life is dope and I do dope shit." as a conference speaker bio...
Nope. I ain't stoppin' ya. - RepoRat
double dawg dare - jambina
You could go with another Kanye quote: "I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book's autograph. I am a proud non-reader of books." - Steele Lawman
Mea vita, mihi quidem non dope dope mauris - WarLord
You better check yourself before you wreck yourself, Sarah G. - Brian Johns
DB, Lil LB's Dad
Dallas hospital workers went two days without face protection while caring for Ebola patient | The Verge -
For the first two days of Thomas Duncan's stay at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, healthcare professionals didn't wear the necessary protective gear. This gear usually includes goggles and a face mask, but staffers reportedly stuck to their scrubs and gloves while waiting for Duncan's Ebola test results. This delay may have exposed dozens of hospital staffers to Ebola, reports Dallas News. It may also explain why two healthcare workers who were caring for Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the US, have now been diagnosed with the disease. - DB, Lil LB's Dad from Bookmarklet
Seems like a good idea, said no one. - Eric - It's My Thing
crazy - Tamara J. B.
and it took home many days, post exposure, post death, post diagnosis, for this patently obvious and terrifying case of contagion to come out??? - RudĩϐЯaЯïan from YouFeed
This is ridiculous. You have a suspected Ebola patient. He's displaying symptoms yet you wait two days for test results to come back confirming the diagnoses before you start using PPE? That makes a lot of sense. And by a lot of sense I mean no sense. - DB, Lil LB's Dad from Android
Sure, they should've had a higher clinical suspicion for Ebola given the Duncan's travel history, and, sure, they should have some sort of well-defined protocol to handle potential but unconfirmed Ebola cases, but, to play devil's advocate, I don't know if it would be the best use of resources to make hospital staff wear Outbreak suits every time someone rolls in with a fever. - Victor Ganata
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