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Anthrax Case Linked to Drumming Circle, New Hampshire Officials Say
New York Times ^ | December 30, 2009 | Amy Goodnough

Posted on 12/30/2009 11:13:57 AM PST by La Lydia

BOSTON — A New Hampshire woman who is critically ill with gastrointestinal anthrax most likely swallowed spores while participating in a community drumming circle, state health officials said Tuesday...The woman was among some 60 people who attended the drumming session on Dec. 4 at the United Campus Ministry near the University of New Hampshire in Durham...Investigators found traces of anthrax on two African drums and an electrical outlet in the room where the event took place, Dr. Talbot said, and are theorizing that the woman swallowed spores that were aerosolized by the drumming. The state has not identified the woman because of privacy concerns.

Dr. Talbot said the anthrax detected on the drums was a naturally occurring strain that frequently appears in soil. Animals that ingest contaminated soil can pass the disease to people who handle their hides. Most of the drums at the session were made with animal hides, she said...

The ministry advertised the Dec. 4 event on its Web site as a drum circle and pasta supper. Julie Corey, a drumming teacher who led the session, said the victim had danced that night instead of drumming. “She was the first to get up and dance,” Ms. Corey recalled, adding that she thought the woman was a graduate student at another college. “She’s a vital young woman, from what I’ve seen of her — a strong-spirited person.”...

In 2007, two people in Connecticut were treated for cutaneous anthrax traced to animal hides used to make African drums. And in 2006, a drum maker in New York contracted inhalation anthrax. All three survived...

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Anthrax Scare; Culture/Society; US: Massachusetts; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: anthrax; circle; culturalequivalency; drum; drummer; drummers; drumming; drums; napl; nativecustoms; newhampshire; officials; thirdworld
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Who knew anthrax was an occupations hazard for those who participate in African "drum circles." In New Hampshire, no less.
1 posted on 12/30/2009 11:13:58 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia
Ba-da-bing, ba-da-boom.
2 posted on 12/30/2009 11:14:53 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: La Lydia

More third world gifts.


3 posted on 12/30/2009 11:16:09 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: La Lydia; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!

Unclean hippie ping

4 posted on 12/30/2009 11:16:15 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Beware the Green Menace, the socialists warning you of global warming under your bed are hysteric.)
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To: La Lydia
Most of the drums at the session were made with animal hides,

What would the Peta loving vegans say.

5 posted on 12/30/2009 11:17:15 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Beware the Green Menace, the socialists warning you of global warming under your bed are hysteric.)
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To: La Lydia
I'm calling for legislation to ban drum circles!


6 posted on 12/30/2009 11:18:39 AM PST by Sopater (I'm so sick of atheists shoving their religion in my face.)
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To: Cindy; Oorang

Drummers and anthrax...again.


7 posted on 12/30/2009 11:19:11 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: La Lydia

There’s some nasty parasites in the Nile river as I understand it.


8 posted on 12/30/2009 11:19:32 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: La Lydia

The day is coming real soon, that something much worse than 911 happens.


9 posted on 12/30/2009 11:21:02 AM PST by Islaminaction
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To: Velveeta

Anthrax drummer

10 posted on 12/30/2009 11:21:12 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Beware the Green Menace, the socialists warning you of global warming under your bed are hysteric.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I especially like that guy who is very serious about clicking two sticks together, and the other guy kneeling with his tiny tambourine, and looking bored! What finesse. These people qualify as serious adults how? The only surprise is that they are wearing clothing and shoes instead of feathers and loincloths. More proof we are descending into Third World status.


11 posted on 12/30/2009 11:22:54 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

All that people who think returning to “tribal agrarian patterns” raise your hands!


12 posted on 12/30/2009 11:23:06 AM PST by DariusBane (Even the Rocks shall cry out "Hobamma to the Highest")
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To: La Lydia

All that people who think returning to “tribal agrarian patterns” is a good idea, raise your hands!


13 posted on 12/30/2009 11:23:33 AM PST by DariusBane (Even the Rocks shall cry out "Hobamma to the Highest")
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To: La Lydia

Drum Circle and Free Pasta Supper, first Friday of every month:

http://www.unh.edu/campusministry/events.htm

Hopefully next time they’ll use a different set of drums.


14 posted on 12/30/2009 11:24:48 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: a fool in paradise

LOL!!!


15 posted on 12/30/2009 11:25:47 AM PST by jdsteel (CONGRESS: Take it again in twenty ten.)
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To: La Lydia

Yeah, we’ve got old hippies here, too. I blame ineffective border enforcement at the Vermont and Massachusetts crossings.


16 posted on 12/30/2009 11:25:52 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: DariusBane

“Tribal agrarian patterns” more often than not result in “periodic famine.” I guess they could always gnaw on their animal skin drums.


17 posted on 12/30/2009 11:26:19 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: Velveeta

I think I might prefer Anthrax to a “Wipe Out” solo.


18 posted on 12/30/2009 11:27:33 AM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: a fool in paradise
I Hate Hippies!!
19 posted on 12/30/2009 11:29:40 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: La Lydia

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/dailyweekly/anthraxband.jpg&imgrefurl=http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/dailyweekly/2008/10/fake_anthrax_envy.php&usg=__-2UEp4jA82ZGm-iE8ZHrv7VvZ2g=&h=615&w=723&sz=71&hl=en&start=17&tbnid=gkZIR9ManHeEbM:&tbnh=119&tbnw=140&prev=/images%3Fq%3Danthrax%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DX


20 posted on 12/30/2009 11:29:52 AM PST by Married with Children
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To: La Lydia

Sorry. Dammit I wish I knew how to post pictures. The info. about img scr= www.nameofyouronlinepic.jpg means nothing to me.


21 posted on 12/30/2009 11:32:01 AM PST by Married with Children
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To: Married with Children

Welcome to my low-tech hell! I found your link. :)


22 posted on 12/30/2009 11:33:26 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
MORAL: G-d hates filthy hippies.


23 posted on 12/30/2009 11:33:30 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("The solution to every ill is a cat." --TheOldLady)
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To: La Lydia

Oh yes... I do love gnawing on uncured hide!


24 posted on 12/30/2009 11:34:12 AM PST by DariusBane (Even the Rocks shall cry out "Hobamma to the Highest")
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To: La Lydia

Voodoo?


25 posted on 12/30/2009 11:35:33 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: a fool in paradise; Grizzled Bear

Heavy Metal Ping List — sort of.


26 posted on 12/30/2009 11:36:35 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Actually, this would be pre-voodoo. Voodoo is the sophisticated, developed, evolved outgrowth of this kind of Third World observance.


27 posted on 12/30/2009 11:38:18 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

This whole scene is so unfathomable to me that I wonder if I’m from another planet. Who are these people and how do they get enough time and money to engage in whatever this is? My first impulse is to laugh, but I have a hunch that I unwittingly helped fund this farce.


28 posted on 12/30/2009 11:46:58 AM PST by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: La Lydia

Lot of obese people in that photo.


29 posted on 12/30/2009 11:52:06 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Beware the Green Menace, the socialists warning you of global warming under your bed are hysteric.)
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To: July4
If you belong to one of these denominations, below, you doubtless did. I am trying to recall Christ's teachings regarding "drumming circles" in the New Testament, but my memory fails me.

"Support for the United Campus Ministry comes from denominational bodies of the United Church of Christ, the United Methodist church, the Presbyterian Church/USA and the American Baptist church. Support also comes from various local churches of those four denominations and Lutheran, Episcopal, American Society of Friends (Quaker) and Unitarian Universalist churches, as well as individual sponsors and grants."

30 posted on 12/30/2009 11:53:22 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Almost all cases of off-the-farm anthrax in the USA came from uncured goatskin from Africa, frequently drums.

On farms or in wool handling, cutaneous anthrax is what you get.

There was a case of inhalation-type anthrax from an African drum several years ago.


31 posted on 12/30/2009 11:53:45 AM PST by DBrow
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To: La Lydia

The solution clearly is to ban hippies.


32 posted on 12/30/2009 11:59:05 AM PST by BJClinton ("Worse" technically is "change".)
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To: a fool in paradise

“What would the Peta loving vegans say.”

Doesn’t count. African drums are used by peace loving, in-tune-with-nature, black people.


33 posted on 12/30/2009 12:04:32 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: ModelBreaker

And neopagan granola munching hippies when they aren’t smoking the herb or kicking around the hackeysack.


34 posted on 12/30/2009 12:06:15 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Beware the Green Menace, the socialists warning you of global warming under your bed are hysteric.)
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To: La Lydia

“Who knew anthrax was an occupations hazard for those who participate in African “drum circles.” In New Hampshire, no less. “

Dang! Ain’t diversity great! lol


35 posted on 12/30/2009 12:06:24 PM PST by AuntB (If Al Qaeda grew drugs & burned our forests instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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To: La Lydia

As a drummer, and having attended many Grateful Dead shows in the 80’s, I ALWAYS avoided these drum circles. This just gives me one more reason to never join in on one.


36 posted on 12/30/2009 12:14:26 PM PST by Jackknife (Chuck Norris grinds his coffee with his teeth, and boils his water with his rage)
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To: BJClinton
The solution clearly is to ban hippies.

If it saves one child from becoming a red diaper doper baby, it'll be worth it.

37 posted on 12/30/2009 12:18:10 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Beware the Green Menace, the socialists warning you of global warming under your bed are hysteric.)
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To: a fool in paradise

All of the drums in this picture possess synthetic heads, not african goat skin. The guy with the sticks or claves is holding them wrong. The central drum is meant for two handed soloing, not as a bass drum beaten with a stick. The stick drum on the left is a Brazilian samba instrument, as are the small tamborines, and are not often seen in drum circles. This looks like a beginner circle.

A decent circle with several competent lead drummers will make you want to shake your bootie, depending on how repressed you like to keep your libido. You won’t find much beer can litter at a drum circle.


38 posted on 12/30/2009 12:36:40 PM PST by Yollopoliuhqui (consciousness is a heads up display)
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To: Married with Children

Displaying images isn’t that difficult. Use this format:

< img src=”[link]”>

where [link] is the link to the picture,which is usually a .jpg or .gif file, so it will look like this:

< img src=”http://www.somewebsite.com/folder/picture.jpg “>

Just remove the space between the “<” and the “img” when you do it.


39 posted on 12/30/2009 12:39:23 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: Cicero

Sounds like some communist activity. All of the people that I know that went to UNH binge drinking was the major extra curricular activity.


40 posted on 12/30/2009 12:51:03 PM PST by Little Bill (Carol Che-Porter is a MOONBAT.)
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To: Yollopoliuhqui

I googled a hippie drum circle photo I wanted to use but the link wouldn’t share the photo.


41 posted on 12/30/2009 12:53:32 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Beware the Green Menace, the socialists warning you of global warming under your bed are hysteric.)
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To: fr_freak

And just post all this in the box and it will show up??


42 posted on 12/30/2009 12:58:30 PM PST by Married with Children
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To: a fool in paradise

In such cases you can use a screen capture program and lift the image straight from the monitor display cache. I like IrfanView, a freeware image viewing program with an excellent thumbnail album function.


43 posted on 12/30/2009 12:58:39 PM PST by Yollopoliuhqui (consciousness is a heads up display)
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To: fr_freak

44 posted on 12/30/2009 1:02:59 PM PST by Married with Children
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To: fr_freak

Hot Damn! Thanks!!!!!!!!!


45 posted on 12/30/2009 1:03:40 PM PST by Married with Children
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To: Slings and Arrows; La Lydia

DRUM LICKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE!


46 posted on 12/30/2009 1:05:47 PM PST by Lady Jag (Double your income. Fire the government)
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To: La Lydia
Who knew anthrax was an occupations hazard for those who participate in African "drum circles."

This is not the first report of someone getting anthrax from African-style drums. Here are a few other cases:

UK drum maker dies after inhaling anthrax spores

Conn. Man Contracts Anthrax From African Drum

Man dies from 'rare anthrax bug'

47 posted on 12/30/2009 1:14:02 PM PST by wideminded
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To: Lady Jag

I’m not quite sure what a drum licker is, but I’ll bet that Rosie O’Donuts qualifies.


48 posted on 12/30/2009 1:45:19 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("The solution to every ill is a cat." --TheOldLady)
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To: Velveeta

Thanks for the ping Vel.


49 posted on 12/30/2009 2:51:48 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Married with Children

Excellent work, grasshopper!


50 posted on 12/30/2009 2:55:12 PM PST by fr_freak
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