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From Fri Mar  1 14:45:39 PST 1996
Article: 25747 of alt.revisionism
From: (Mark Van Alstine)
Newsgroups: alt.revisionism
Subject: Re: CREMATORIES: several corpses?
Date: Fri, 01 Mar 1996 11:52:33 -0700
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References: <4h40le$> <4h5tak$> <4h68gk$>
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In article <4h68gk$>, (Matt Giwer) wrote:

> (Yale F. Edeiken) wrote:
> >> (Matt Giwer) writes:
> >>
> >>  
> >>  Golly gee whiz, Batman.  You failed to note the important
> >>  part of the the prevention method against body lice.  I will give you 
> >>  a hint.  Where do they lay their eggs?  Want to be the first to answer
> >>  that question?   A second hint.  They are laid on a place on the human
> >>  body.  For the grand prize, name that place.  
> >>  You have thirty days.  The clock is ticking. Be the first to
> >>  answer and you will demonstrate you have a basic layman's knowledge
> >>  of the most common method of treatment today. Please name that method.

Golly gee whiz, Riddler, are you talking about head, crab, or body lice? 

Head and crab lice glue their eggs to hair follicles. Head lice lay their
eggs on scalp hair, while crab lice lay theirs in body and pubic hair.
Body lice lay theirs eggs in the seems of clothes and bedding. 

As for the most common method of treatment for head lice today? Why I
believe it is using a pyrethrum extract from chrysanthemum flowers to kill
lice and their nits (eggs) in scalp hair, and then a vegetable derived
enzyme that loosens the glue that bods the nits to hair, and then combing
them out with a very fine toothed comb. Crab lice has a similar treatment.

For body lice it means not living in crowded, unsanitary conditions
where clothing and bedding is infrequently changed or laundered. In other
words, not living in filthy concentration camps like the Nazis kept people

> >>>>>
> >       What's the prize, asshole.  Want to bet?  Please name your stakes.
>         I am not betting a damn thing.  It is not necessary.  You folks refuse
> to name the method.  You know what it will do to several of your most
> cherished stories.

More bullshit from Giwer, who does not realize that there is more than one
species of lice, and who also does not realize that shaving one's head has
no effect whatseoever on infestations of body lice, which are the carriers
of typhus. 

Another of Giwer's "cherished stories" bites the dust.

It is fortunate for Giwer that he was to craven to put his money where his
big mouth was. He would have been quickly parted, as happens all to often
with fools, from his money post haste.



"Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes 
not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties--but
right through every human heart--and all human hearts." 

-- Alexander Solzhenitsyn, "The Gulag Archipelago"

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