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Possible MEASLES exposure in Montgomery County


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Folks,

Just a heads up, a person infected with measles has been identified in Montgomery County. From http://www.saveardmorecoalition.org/node/4862/urgent-measles-alert-seriously:

Health Department Announces Possible Measles Exposure
Posted Date: 8/13/2010 3:57 PM

The Montgomery County Health Department is alerting residents that a case of measles has been identified in a Montgomery County resident who traveled internationally to Malawi, Africa where there is a large, ongoing measles outbreak. At present, only the traveler has been identified as a case; however, surveillance has been enhanced.

County investigators and staff from local health care facilities have contacted a large number of individuals who might have been exposed to measles to assess each person's risk. While most of those exposed have been found to be immune to the disease, some non-immune persons have been asked to stay home until they are cleared of risk.

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Doomed From the Start (Slightly Bloody Pic)

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Ok, Well this is My First Blog entry....Ever....Anywhere... So Im not Sure if this is the right place to do this or if I shoulda Just made a thread or What.... But here goes

Ok So I Play Age of Conan.. Alot like wow but alot more mature Content and realistic looking Graphics Compared to The cartoon smooth Style aimed at Teens of WoW... And before Some One comments no thats Not a shot at WoW..I played For years, have an 80 And Everything... The cartoon style is prolly one thing thats Addictive about it... AnyWay, Back to the Point here ..

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mac vs. windows


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i thought this wasnt important enough(or close enough to the website topic) for a thread, but it's still pretty awesome.

Mac vs. Windows

another interesting point: i prefer macs myself, and i also like the mac remix more than the windows remix. does anyone like one but like the remix of the other?

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MSN-06S SINANJU

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I made this.
praise me.

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Some website tweaks in the footer


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Look up!

Now look down! Down... down... that's right, keep going... see something new at the bottom of the page?

There it is!

I made some changes to the theme for this website, and then decided to start slurping in RSS feeds from other related websites. This gives news items on those sites more visibility (they get propagated here, which helps their Google PageRank) and makes them more readily available to regular visitors of this website.

Right now, it's a work in progress. Please, let me know what you think in the comments! Are there any feeds I should add or remove?

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Gone Camping.


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So I'm going camping this weekend, spending time out at Keystone Park. Its me, my gf, and some of our friends. Hopefully it will be a fun weekend of chilling, fishing and hiking.

I'm hoping the weather is nice, but I have feeling it won't be.

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a little confused. just a bit more than usual. and something important?

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Okay, I dont know what's up with that, but okay. They're like forums but they're called blogs. I dunno. I'll put it on my "ask giza before you die" list, right after "why are there little yellow tick marks under some youtube video buffer bars?".

Anyway, speaking of youtube, my drawings. Yes, I have a deviant art and furaffinity. No, they don't have any drawings on them. Yes, I have scanner. No, I don't know how to work it. yes, I'm going to add that to the list. XP

Knights who say... NI!

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Now you can IM me.


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After a bit of abcentmindedness, I come to realize that I am actually able to use the instant messaging programs I use to use on my cell phone. This is important since I do not own my own computer and am using my Step-Mom's till I do get one. So if you want to talk to me over IM, you can find that info on my profile, Or if you want to know it now I'll give you my AIM Username: SpikeBluOtter

Won't be on right now but just keep checking to see if I'm on. Eventually I will be.

Update: If you try to get a hold of me on MSN you'll have to wait. Having issues with MSN on my phone. So be patient.

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Hello, Y'all!!


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What up, peeps?! I am Spike and I have just recently moved back to Pennsylvania due to a fractured ankle and an apartment arrangement that wasn't working. So now I live with my Dad, Step-Mom, and three siblings until I can get a place of my own. With this said, I am also looking to make some new friends seeing that most of my High School friends are pretty much far and apart and I have few PA fur friends.

But before you jump on the otter band wagon, let me inform you about the perks and potential hazards of having me as your friend.

Perks:
Artist- Anthro artist, sculpter, puppet Builder
Gamer- Video Games, Table Top RPGs, Magic the Gathering, Munchkin, Board games
Funny guy- quite random and loves to make you laugh (even if you don't).
Good listener- got problems? I will listen. Not good at advice sometimes but I try.
Music- I listen to just about anything. However, Lady Gaga scares me.
Sports- Baseball, Basketball

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A little tweak to the front page


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This is just a little tweak that's so small it's probably not worth blogging about, but I went and tweaked the template so that posts which are promoted to the front page (such as this one) will not have all of the user info displayed when the front page is viewed.

Why is that helpful? It will mean less wasted "white space" between posts on the front page whenever a short post is displayed.

If anyone encounters issues with a change, please let me know.

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Bacon Explosion


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Well after reading about it, and looking at, and watching other make it, I've decided to try my hand at making a bacon explosion.

This high calorie, pig in pig bbq dish looks tasty and I want to try it. I purchased all the ingredients today and plan on doing it today or tomorrow.

If I can get my digital camera working I will take a picture of my success or failure.

For those that don't know about it http://www.bbqaddicts.com/blog/recipes/bacon-explosion/

Here are the pics I promised

Sweet Italian sausage on Bacon lattice

Mmmmm Bacon

Yummy

In the oven

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Pittsburgh Impromptu BBQ & Bonfire

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Invite all your friends and bring whatever you think appropriate. My address is 272 39th St, send me a text or a call at 661 644 9155 if you need help with directions/lemme know how many to expect.

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Yet another new person...


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I actually joined a few months ago, but I only recently decided to try being somewhat active here. I'm in Delaware County, PA and don't know any local furs! The only convention I am able to attend is Anthrocon (this year was my second time there), and I was wondering whether I could make some friends closer to home. My boyfriend is a furry, but at the moment he lives a thousand miles away, and the person I room with at AC lives in Europe.

I am primarily involved in the fandom as an artist - my FA is nyomi. My character is a white seven-tailed kitsune archer. I am interested in electronic music, traditional weaponry, and video games, among other things. I guess that's all for now.

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Furry Surprise


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So my weekend was full of Furryness. As I was traveling through Pittsburgh this past Saturday to get to Kiyarasabel's meet (Which was quite fun.) I drove past Schenly park, and what did I spy unexpectingly, Fursuiters. It was actually a funny moment, because my GF in the car with me, points to the pavillion the Pittsburgh meet usually happens at and says "OMG FURRIES!" I look up point at the suits, and say"Huh, so there." Turns out she didn't even the suiters because she was like wow, I was just kidding. Then she screamed "FURRIES" at the them from the car.

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This is Kelix


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So I'm here. I'm 20 years old, I'm a red fox (and guilty).
I've been a furry for about 5 years, and I've come to the point where I really want to be a part of the local community.

I graduated Highschool with honors in 2008, and for the last two years I've been working part time and deciding what I want to do with my life. I plan on attending general courses at CCAC (community college of Allegheny county) for two years beginning this fall, and I would like to attend and CMU (Carnegie Mellon University) following that. I would like to study in robotics and engineering. My dream job would be to work for Hasbro or Bandai and make toys.

I love old school Transformers, as well as power rangers and Zoids and legos. I have an extensive collection of Gundam Model kits that I am very proud of, but recently my drive for building them kind of fizzled out.

I don't have my driver's license and I live at home currently. I have a mother who is open minded and fairly understanding, and a father who has no idea who I am or what I do with my spare time. Nor does he care. I'd like to keep it that way.

So yeah. this might be the Post anthrocon depression talking, but I am desperate to get out and meet some new furs and have an actual social life.

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My Computer si Evil! (Shuts down Randomly.)


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Hi Guys, As like anyone one here, I own a Computer, I have had it for about half a year now, It cost me £1000, Or 2000 of your US American Dollars, It's a 64 bit Computer, It's a very new model.

Well, My Computer shuts down randomly, And without warning, I have ckeck ed that it hasn't overheated, The time I checked, It was ice cold, My brother tried to solve the problem, He uninstall my virus protection and installed the one below it. The older version of the Virus protection.

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oops someone got there first


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Sorry Giza, looks like someone already had my idea, i did not look to see if there was a similar post

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My Tail and Ears are banned.

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Today I came into school with my ears and tail on, It was the third day running I have been wearing them, I was stopped by one of the Teachers, They said why are you wearing them, I replied like I did to all the other people that asked with: "I am in a club called "The Furry Fandom." It's a global club of people who like cartoons, We wear ears and tails as a symbol of being in it." I was told that it wasn't school uniform and tald to take them off, I did so, I don't want this on my school record of not wearing correct uniform.

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People love my Tail.


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Hi Guys,

It's tom again, Today I wore my tail at School, People seem to think it's cool, They took lots of pictures, I was asked alot of the same questions, But I didn't mind repeating myself, It's completely new to them anyway, And the teachers find it funny I am wearing it, They all found out when I wiped my tail out when it was ontop of my bag, I needed something out of it.

They were all like "WTF?!" And I was like, I am a Furry, This shows I am in the Furry Fandom, It's a club that likes Cartoons.

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Captain Falcon?


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I found this on the interwebs:

Somebody please tell me... what am I looking at?

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Randomly Found


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I honestly didn't even know a site like this existed until I stumbled across it the other day. ^^; That and I figured since I can't sleep at the moment I'd throw something out there. Essentially I'm in central PA. Though the thing that sucks is most furs in PA seem to be closer to the outer edges. ^^; Which sucks because there's a lot of times I'd like to hang out with other furs or go suiting with people but I can't. So if you happen to be close by send me a message or something. x3 If not on here then on my FA page. I'm red13nanaki over there.

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Anthrocon 2010


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With only 22 days left until AC 2010, I just thought i would see if anyone is going, i will be going myself, and should be volunteering, if anyone wants to say hi, I am nice but shy. So what are your AC plans? Are you going? When are you getting into Pittsburgh? When are you leaving? And such and such Smile

AC in:

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Furries, we are hiding in your friends


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Alright well I think this is a little enjoyabe story that shows the connectivity of some of the fandom.

Last Night me and my GF were at Quaker Steak for tuesday all you can eat wings, Buckeye BBQ ftw, and we were hanging out with some of our non-furry friends. The one had invited a couple of his friends along, and we made jokes about friends outside the circle. So finally when they arrive the car she was driving broke, and while they were seing if they could fix it, they had made an off comment remark if someone's furry butt was here they could fix.

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Bing features badly drawn leopards


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I don't use Bing, but someone on Twitter pointed out to me that yesterday's front page on Bing featured badly drawn leopards:

Feel free to draw your own conclusions about cheetahs, leopards, and modern search engine technology.

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New URL, same website


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Folks may have just noticed that I threw the switch to bring this entire website over to the new URL:

http://www.pa-furry.org/

This will be the new URL of the website going forward. Any attempts to load a page from http://pa-furry.claws-and-paws.com/ will be redirected to the new URL.

Questions and answers:

Do we need to log in again?

Yes. Your previous login cookie was for the domain claws-and-paws.com. Obviously, pa-furry.org is an entirely new domain. You will only need to do this once.

Has anything else changed?

Nope! The same code and data is still running on the same webserver.

That said, I have some more upgrades planned for this site, which will be announced separately.

Enjoy! :-)

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Check it out


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Even though this isn't my event, and I have nothing to do with it, I would like to make sure everyone was aware that prereg was open for wpafw. Register now and save.

http://www.wpafw.org/reg.php

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A minor website tweak


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Just a heads up to folks, I made a minor tweak to the webserver just now. Formerly, the site could be accessed via the URLs http://pafurry.claws-and-paws.com/ and http://pa-furry.claws-and-paws.com/ (note the hypen) The problem is, Google was indexing both URLs, which meant that duplicate search results were appearing.

So now, any attempt to access the hostname "pafurry" will get redirected over to "pa-furry". You may need to log in after getting redirected, but that should be a one time thing. Let me know if there are any questions, thanks!

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Who is Welcome Here?


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This website is primarily (but not exclusively) for furries who live in and around the Pennsylvania area.

Do we have to live in Pennsylvania to join this site?

No, but it helps. :-)

I used to have a blurb here about being from surrounding states, but I've since dropped that requirement, as we've had people from far and wide come here... and contribute to the website. This humble site admin figures that if someone is an active member of the community here, who are we to argue with that?

Do we have to be part of the furry fandom to join this site?

No, if you consider yourself "furry friendly" or are just curious about furry in general and would like to speak to/interact with members of the furry comunity, you are welcome to join this site.


Okay, I joined the site. Now what?

Why not introduce yourself? You can make a post to the forums or just write a blog entry. Tell us a little about yourself, how you found the site, if you are furry yourself or just furry-friendly, etc. We won't bite, honest. :-)

For suggestions on what you should include on an introduction post, please read the article called Making An Effective Introduction.

Other users' introductions can be read here.

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Sample Blog Entry

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This is a sample blog entry.

Note how it looks similar to a forum post. When writing a blog entry, the interface for making a blog entry is also similar to a forum post.

Blog entries can also be replied to in the same way as a forum post. And new blog entries show up on the Recent Posts page. (Again, the same as the forums)

Enjoy!

-- Giza

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