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  Reply # 1919494 14-Dec-2017 11:52
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People who who wait for the lift and charge at it as soon as it arrives, before you have had a chance to get out.

 

 

Do what I do - just before arriving at my floor I stand in the doorway and as soon as it open I just power out unapologetically through the oblivious incoming fools.


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cadman:

 

alasta:

 

People who who wait for the lift and charge at it as soon as it arrives, before you have had a chance to get out.

 

 

Do what I do - just before arriving at my floor I stand in the doorway and as soon as it open I just power out unapologetically through the oblivious incoming fools.

 

 

Ditto buses





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  Reply # 1919541 14-Dec-2017 13:07
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kryptonjohn:

 

I wonder, would they relax this for recipients who will die without a donor organ? Not sure if that's ever the case but I'd rather get a dodgy bit of liver and risk hepatitis than die because nobody's got a perfect one.

 

I know about single kidney and partial liver live organ donations... are there any other kinds? 

 

 

Because organ recipients have their immune systems suppressed by medication, viral infection can be catastrophic.  For example the ubiquitous Epstein-Barr Virus that causes mono/glandular fever, which 90% of us have had at some stage can be very problematic in those circumstances.

 

For most activities on the naughty list they are only interested in the last 6 - 12 months.   If you answered yes to something they might undertake more tests and/or delay surgery until any disease potentially acquired by the donor can be detected.  Some viruses can be undetectable for months after initial infection.

 

If  a donor was positive for a disease of concern I'm guessing donation would not proceed.  If the donor was at risk of a disease of concern that might not yet be detectable, and the recipient was critical I'm unsure how the decision would be made. 

 

The transplant coordinator nurse did say to me that quite a lot of recipients end up not being well enough for surgery, so perhaps that situation never arises.

 

I'm not sure what they do with deceased donor organs?  Blood tests for sure, check for needle marks? medical records? and interview family perhaps?  Possibly some post-mortem checks are possible.

 

Other live donatable organs ... partial bone-marrow. 

 

I'm not aware of any other live-donor solid organ transplants undertaken in NZ.  TBH I only researched the kidney transplant.  I've read of living-donor partial pancreas transplants overseas.

 

 

Interesting stuff. A friend of mine (in the USA) lost his dad to a liver disease of some sort. My friend could have donated his dad a partial liver but his dad refused it because he didn't want is son to be at risk from the donor operation. A terrible conundrum but the dad's wishes naturally could not be overruled.

 

 


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  Reply # 1919640 14-Dec-2017 15:48
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My ADSL continually dropping!\

 

Line test shows cr*p line.

 

Fed direct from Riccarton Exchange supposedly.

 

Now waiting for Chorus. Probably next year going by the comments here.

 

(I don't stream, and only use about 20GB/month)

 

 

Well I am pleasantly surprised.

 

Chorus came today. 

 

Found it was a faulty pair from the pit 2 doors down, back to the cabinet a block away. 

 

(Not direct to the exchange as previously told)

 

Gone from 25 disconnections from midnight to 1130am. Reconnected at 1.30pm and no drops yet.

 

WELL DONE Nemia from Chorus / Transfield.

 

He was very thorough, especially given the "intermittent" nature of the fault.


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  Reply # 1920067 15-Dec-2017 10:38
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Mosquitos.

 

Did I say mosquitos already?

 

Also, not being able to remember things.





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  Reply # 1920095 15-Dec-2017 11:26
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Mosquitos.

 

Did I say mosquitos already?

 

Also, not being able to remember things.

 

 

Haven't noticed them so far - maybe been too dry around Auckland?


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  Reply # 1920101 15-Dec-2017 11:37
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kiwifidget:

 

Mosquitos.

 

Did I say mosquitos already?

 

Also, not being able to remember things.

 

 

Haven't noticed them so far - maybe been too dry around Auckland?

 

 

Strangely enough, I've had more problem with them this summer than ever before, despite the dry.

 

Maybe because leaving the doors and windows open till right on bedtime, coz its so hot already.





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  Reply # 1920127 15-Dec-2017 12:04
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Drivers who ignore emergency vehicles with sirens blazing so they can get through traffic light changes. 

 

Yesterday, right in front of me,  2 cars completely ignored a massive fire truck trying to get through traffic lights with active lights and sirens .    Really annoys me, as not only do these drivers break the law, they don't give a crap if someone dies so they can get through the lights. 

 

It just makes me think we are not far off the lord of the flies scenario . Do I overthink things?

 

 


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  Reply # 1920137 15-Dec-2017 12:20
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Xmas trees being $80!

 

 


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  Reply # 1920160 15-Dec-2017 13:04
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Xmas trees being $80!

 

 

 

 

Wow. Really? Who in their right mind would pay that?

 

 





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  Reply # 1920164 15-Dec-2017 13:09
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networkn:

 

Xmas trees being $80!

 

 

 

 

Wow. Really? Who in their right mind would pay that?

 

 

 

 

Someone who wants a nice tree in Auckland, and who is way way too busy to drive around and around in Auckland traffic looking to save $20.


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  Reply # 1920165 15-Dec-2017 13:10
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Xmas trees being $80!

 

 

Is that real ones or plastic ones?


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  Reply # 1920167 15-Dec-2017 13:12
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networkn:

 

Xmas trees being $80!

 

 

Is that real ones or plastic ones?

 

 

Nothing but real pine for me! It will need to be literally over my dead body to have a fake one.


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  Reply # 1920263 15-Dec-2017 15:42
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networkn:

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networkn:


Xmas trees being $80!



Is that real ones or plastic ones?



Nothing but real pine for me! It will need to be literally over my dead body to have a fake one.



I don't know if they would allow a plastic Christmas tree in a cemetery. Might look a bit tacky :-)




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  Reply # 1920265 15-Dec-2017 15:45
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networkn:

 

DarthKermit:

 

networkn:

 

Xmas trees being $80!

 

 

Is that real ones or plastic ones?

 

 

Nothing but real pine for me! It will need to be literally over my dead body to have a fake one.

 

 

I'm the opposite. The real thing costs heaps, drops needles and then you have to get rid of it. We have an ancient fake one that looks like an xmas tree and you just put it away when done until next year.

 

It's for the kids, and they couldn't care less as long as it's a tree, has baubles and lights and presents underneath.

 

 


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