People thinking of moving to the Islands need to be concerned about Zika, it's still around.  

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January 22, 2017 1:32 pm  

Mike: That was an update from October. While we will always have Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and whatever the next mosquito-borne disease is, the peak of the current Zika outbreak is past.


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January 22, 2017 5:25 pm  

i didnt even worry about it at its peak. you can only control a very small number of mosquitoes.


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January 23, 2017 11:36 am  

I didn't worry then and I don't worry now.


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January 23, 2017 6:31 pm  

Zika = ebola

Non-issue, boondoggle... basically the LAST thing you should spend any time thinking about 😉

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January 23, 2017 7:41 pm  

Unless you're planning on having a baby then you may have 2nd thoughts.
I don't think about it and haven't had it or the chikengunya.

Ebola wasn't a boondoggle to those infected and died or lost their loved ones.


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January 23, 2017 8:56 pm  

Unless you're planning on having a baby then you may have 2nd thoughts.

You mean the birth defect that just showed up last year, and is mysteriously attributed to a disease that's been known about (and wide spread) for decades?

Do you even know what "Microcephaly" is?

Microcephaly may result from any insult that disturbs early brain growth…

That means drinking while pregnant causes microcephaly, so does smoking, so does malnutrition, so does "ANY INSULT THAT DISTURBS EARLY BRAIN GROWTH"... like ANYTHING!

Ebola wasn't a boondoggle to those infected and died or lost their loved ones.

I'd say 1 billion spent and no forward movement after I died from a disease is a boondoggle, like, the exact definition of it.

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1.
work or activity that is wasteful or pointless but gives the appearance of having value.

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January 23, 2017 11:32 pm  

Thanks for the imput, I was pointing it out that it's still some what of a threat especially since I have seen quite a few young couple looking to make the move. I know I'm a might long in the tooth, but if I were 40 years younger, it would be paramount to me if thinking of moving to the Islands.


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January 24, 2017 12:20 pm  

Thanks for the imput, I was pointing it out that it's still some what of a threat especially since I have seen quite a few young couple looking to make the move. I know I'm a might long in the tooth, but if I were 40 years younger, it would be paramount to me if thinking of moving to the Islands.

Well, since there's about 1000000x more chance of getting shot, running out of money, not finding a job, worry about the local economy, adequate housing, an "exit plan"......and we've had what.. less than 2 cases actually attributed to Zika (and again, look at the definition of the disease, it's a wide wide net, if this was anywhere near a real issue we'd have numbers and data on it).

You've literally been lied to about Zika, just like Ebola before it and weapons of mass destruction in Iraq before that. it's a non-issue.

I can't believe people still trust what they learned from the TV after this last election cycle.

Personal research is key.

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January 24, 2017 1:08 pm  

ONE YEAR LATER, GROWTH OF ZIKA IN TERRITORY SLOWS TO A CRAWL

January 11, 2017

http://viconsortium.com/news-2/one-year-later-growth-of-zika-in-territory-slows-to-a-crawl/


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January 24, 2017 1:20 pm  

after the ebola thing, i did not trust the zika thing. most of the cases were in brazil, where there was huge amounts of pesticide sprayings. then you had monsanto making mosquitoes to kill zika infected mosquitoes. then you had obama sending , wasnt it over a billion dollars to the who or cdc?

so no, nothing to really worry about


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January 24, 2017 3:40 pm  

I know of people who have change vacation plans, not coming to the VI and opting to go to California instead.


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January 24, 2017 4:58 pm  

thats just crazy


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January 25, 2017 2:12 am  

I know of people who have change vacation plans, not coming to the VI and opting to go to California instead.

those people clearly have no ability to critically think, I'm not sure I care much what happens to those type of people.. they deserve the dish they grab.

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January 25, 2017 3:50 am  

I know of people who have change vacation plans, not coming to the VI and opting to go to California instead.

those people clearly have no ability to critically think, I'm not sure I care much what happens to those type of people.. they deserve the dish they grab.

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But for real that's the way most Americans think. Lawd, I flew into SOUTH Africa when Ebola was in its peak. When I told anyone I was going, they'd start freaking out. I just laughed at them. Same with Morocco last year. Everyone we knew was so worried about bombings and kidnappings. Seriously the MOST FRIENDLY place I've ever visited - Morocco. Well Chefchaouen - not so much because they HATE photographers but I was respectful and they tolerated my camera at my side. Still so many people are so scared about everything when in reality it's a fairly small risk.

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January 25, 2017 4:24 pm  

Still so many people are so scared about everything when in reality it's a fairly small risk.

Fear and sex, the two fall backs of everyone trying to "sell" something.

I think that living in a fearful state increases your chances of actually becoming a victim, since your body language and mannerisms will already reflect that you are not confident and are basically expecting to be taken advantage of.

Humans behave much like animals when you objectively observe them. There is a lot of subconscious communication going on in how your hold your self, where your head is facing (up/down or level).

Joe Biden is a great public figure example of this, he's an easy analysis subject (and on camera so much he's oblivious to it).

The predator/prey relationship exists subtly between humans, don't live in fear; be a lion instead.

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January 25, 2017 4:50 pm  

there are a lot ( not sure if photoshopped ) of him hugging many many women from behind.

a little creepy, but maybe they all know him well enough to allow this. though by the look on some of their faces-not so much


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January 25, 2017 7:32 pm  

People do seem to be afraid of allot of things now but when it comes to health I can not blame people from taking the rather be safe than sorry attitude. People have to do things that make them comfortable and if travelling to a destination that is perceived to have an health issue (not to mention the crime problem) I can not blame them for deciding to go to Malibu rather than Megan's Bay.


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January 25, 2017 7:37 pm  

there are a lot ( not sure if photoshopped ) of him hugging many many women from behind.

a little creepy, but maybe they all know him well enough to allow this. though by the look on some of their faces-not so much

Haha, watch the video.. he's creepy with a ton of people (some photo op thing that involves a lot of different Washington dwellers)

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January 25, 2017 7:42 pm  

the crime problem) I can not blame them for deciding to go to Malibu rather than Megan's Bay.

In 2014 121 people were murdered in Malibu

The USVI had 34 murders in 2013

would you pick Malibu at 4x the murder rate per year?

critical thinking?

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January 26, 2017 12:32 pm  

the crime problem) I can not blame them for deciding to go to Malibu rather than Megan's Bay.

In 2014 121 people were murdered in Malibu

The USVI had 34 murders in 2013

would you pick Malibu at 4x the murder rate per year?

critical thinking?

Is that link correct for malibu 2014 statistics? It shows 0 murders for 2014 when i click it.


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January 26, 2017 2:30 pm  

http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-Malibu-California.html

I don't know where you are getting your crime statistics because Malibu has had only 2 murders in the last 10 years. Malibu is beautiful, right next to Beverly Hills and Brentwood and there are allot of attractions in the area as being part of the greater LA area. But since I am not a member of the Malibu Chamber of Commerce or their tourism board I will let them speak for themselves.


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January 26, 2017 2:57 pm  

Looks like the 121 figure is a "violent crime" stat from further down the page. Not quite the same thing.


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January 26, 2017 4:58 pm  

In 2014 121 people were murdered in Malibu

Is that link correct for malibu 2014 statistics? It shows 0 murders for 2014 when i click it.

haha, your right, I read "violent crimes" murders was zero, violent crimes was 121.

ok, I can see malibu as a viable alternative, I figured it was as bad as most cities in the US, interesting.

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