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@itsmepanda1 @TPBderek  Looks like the case was dismissed, but the two virologists who used to work for Merck had some interesting allegations: 

"According to Relators’ Amended Complaint, in 1999, Defendant initiated new efficacy testing of its Mumps Vaccine.  Relators allege that Defendant first tested their vaccine with a Mumps Plaque Reduction Neutralization assay comparing pre and post vaccinated blood to test whether the vaccine neutralized the virus. Relators note that rather than using the “gold standard” approach and testing the vaccine against a “wild-type mumps virus,” Defendant tested it against the attenuated virus strain that had created the vaccine in the 1960s. Relators allege that comparing a vaccine to its originator virus strain would likely overstate the vaccine’s effectiveness.  According to the Amended Complaint, the results of this first test did not result in the “desired 95 percent threshold,” so Defendant abandoned this methodology in subsequent tests."

6 days, 6 hours ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/beau-bennett-has-the-mumps-concern-as-he-visited-childrens-hopsital.html

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Staff's Brotuzzo strat is pretty evident. Same thing Mark Madden does with the Steelers fans. 

#1 Troll fanbase

#2 generate clicks/comments/traffic etc.

#3 generate ad revenue

#4 .......?

#5 get rich.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/gameday-25-vancouver-canucks-at-pittsburgh-penguins.html

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Mark Madden is the worst. He just yells nonsense-- he should be a Fox News anchor. Steigy is just parroting the team's views verbatim, but Jesus, Mark Madden is like nails on a chalkboard. How anybody listens to him is beyond me. I will never get those 6 minutes of my life back.

7 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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Man, was waiting for Jim Ross,  'THAT'S MARIO'S MUSIC!!!"  66 comes out, fires Morehouse, Bylsma, trades half the team, does a DX SUCK-IT and drops elbows on Rossi and Dejan, then chugs a $2,500 bottle of Bordeaux.

7 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/dan-bylsma-and-ray-shero-gone.html

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@Animals  went back and watched the video another 20 times. Still think the same thing I thought when I saw it happen live. Most likely intentional. I'm not saying he set out from the wall thinking, "I am going to knee the shit out of this mofo", but he clearly saw they were going to collide when Comeau made that turn and made 0 effort to avoid the contact. He had just put his inside edge down and could have at least attempted to move his outside leg out of the way. All he had to do was pull it in like 6 inches. Instead he just let it hang out there for an extra fraction of a second. I assume he was pissed at Comeau and CBJ as a whole and decided he wasn't moving out of his way at all for anyone, no matter what. Which, hey, whatever, but now you might be hurt. Also, do you really think that one little shot along the boards counted as "payback" when CBJ had been blowing guys up all series? Not only that, but I remember a play earlier in the game when Vitale was getting his face pounded into the ice in the corner by some CBJ player who was on top of him during a puck battle. You think he just forgets about shit like that? Vitale plays hard and usually clean, I just think his emotions ran away with him a little here and he made a split second bad decision. I hope he can go next round though. 


Also, are you like, his brother or something? I've never seen someone defend Joe Vitale with such vigor. 

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-six-pens-win-4-3-advance-to-round-2.html

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@Animals  lol, really? Unless Vitale has an extreme case of tunnel vision, there's no way he didn't see him. Even if he was completely focused on the puck, Comeau was almost  directly in his line of sight the whole time. You might need to watch the video some more. Vitale tried to do him dirty, which is fine because they took cheap shots with our guys the whole series, but he got too much knee and hurt himself. He played a good game, but looks like we might have to move forward without him.

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-six-pens-win-4-3-advance-to-round-2.html

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CBJ fans were camped outside NWA waiting to buy tickets....clearly their joy level has been turned up to 11.

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/the-joe-starkey-penguins-fan-joy-meter-for-day-12-of-the-nhl-playoffs.html

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@DCPensFan @iacas  IS THIS NOT WHY YOU ARE HERE!?   *sword drop* *spit* Peace out, homies.

8 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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I don't use twitter much, is @MarkMaddenTheX another account run by @MarkMaddenX ?

1 year, 9 months ago on And here come the Jerome Iginla Rumors

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lol @ TSN guy, sutter-step. I like it

1 year, 9 months ago on GIF: Sutter's OT classic goal. Audio: Mike Lange's goal call

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The most logical conclusion is that Shero had Burkle & 66 pay this guy to create these fancy stats so he could get something for TK at the trade deadline.

1 year, 9 months ago on Tyler Kennedy: Most Valuable Penguin?

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Also, I guess everyone is done with the "is Vokoun better than maf?" questions now

1 year, 10 months ago on RECAP: Some Kind of Madness. PENS LOSE.

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one of those games where I wish I would have called in sick and spent the day drinking a shit-ton of bourbon.

1 year, 10 months ago on RECAP: Some Kind of Madness. PENS LOSE.

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I would just write "Balls." and call it a day.

1 year, 10 months ago on QUICK CAP. No clue what the hell just happened. Pens lose 6-5

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That monster rebound on the 2nd devils goal was a shot by butler through a screen that hit the post behind maf. Not many ways to contain a rebound when you never touch or see the puck.

1 year, 10 months ago on RECAP: Burn Notice. PENS LOSE.

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I'm not sure if Despres looked good tonight or if he just played normal and everyone else was terrible


1 year, 10 months ago on QUICK CAP: Isles beat inferior Pens team, 4-1

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@GlassJaw TK did more on 1 shift than Tangradi did in 3 games. Not saying he's the second line savior, but def. a step up.  Unlimited turnovers from the entire lineup, awful to watch. Also, why is Niskanen taking the money shot at the end of the game? There's like $40 million worth of talent on the ice and then him.

1 year, 10 months ago on QUICK CAP: Pens fall in Winnipeg 4-2

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lol, I hope Flyers lose the next game so Giroux can think about that play in the press box and for the rest of the off-season

 

2 years, 7 months ago on Sidney Crosby at Kentucky Derby & LA Kings | May2012

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lol, remember when asham ended beagle's life?

2 years, 8 months ago on RECAP: GAME FIVE: CONSOL Rises. PENS WIN. | April 2012

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corvo is such a pussy

2 years, 8 months ago on RECAP: GAME FIVE: CONSOL Rises. PENS WIN. | April 2012

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 @Guinning  @shooter you can also brown it in a pan and then add a quarter inch of water or so and cover it to cook it through.

2 years, 8 months ago on Link City: No suspension for Rinaldo | April 2012

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2 years, 8 months ago on OVERTIME: Oh Boy. | April 2012

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 @GuttlakusYeah, I was like, super pissed for a little, but it looks like Wednesday's game is on NBCSN (Versus) anyway. The rest are too through game 5 (and I imagine they'll pick up 6 & 7 if necessary), so happy day!

 

2 years, 8 months ago on Quest for the Cup Statistics | April 2012

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"The eccentric, contemplative Bryzgalov, who became a breakout star while being featured in HBO's "24/7" series leading up to Philadelphia's Winter Classic matchup with the New York Rangers, is hardly intimidated by the Penguins.

'You know, I'm not afraid of anything," Bryzgalov said. "I'm afraid of bears -- bears in the forest.' "

 

lol

2 years, 8 months ago on Quest for the Cup Statistics | April 2012

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is there a link for the burke comments?

 

2 years, 8 months ago on Sports Illustrated Preview: "Who Will Stop The Penguins?" | April 2012

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wait, the game is on nbcsn outside of pittsburgh, nvm. Why in the world did I think this was only being carried on Root? i obviously have a bad case of playoff madness.

2 years, 8 months ago on NHL 36: Bachelor Pens Fan Edition | April 2012

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wow, did not realize Center Ice does not have playoff games. what a fucking waste of money.

2 years, 8 months ago on NHL 36: Bachelor Pens Fan Edition | April 2012

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 @roCkhopper I don't get to go to many games, and haven't been to a playoff game since pens-caps in 2001 so I plan on blowing the roof off.

2 years, 8 months ago on Pens-Flyers schedule released. Starts Wednesday. | April 2012

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happy Easter to me, 2 tickets in sec. 213, Row L for game 2, woooo!!

2 years, 8 months ago on Pens-Flyers schedule released. Starts Wednesday. | April 2012

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where's my game day post, slackers?

2 years, 8 months ago on VIDEO: Third Annual Plum High School Lip Dub

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 @LollyGags  @penschat no one gives a shit about braden schenn, he is a bitch, and i'm not even going to look up how to spell his first name cause i dont care.

2 years, 8 months ago on Mike Milbury all-in with Philly | April 2012

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 @Madhatter_sby "I'm just waiting on an X-ray, and they want to make sure my liver's not still bleeding. I just want to get out of here, dude."  If you're liver was bleeding to begin with, maybe you should stay in the hospital.

2 years, 9 months ago on VIDEO: Here is the person that should get blame for the Penguins loss. | March 2012

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Jonathan Earl Cheechoo (Cree: ᔔᓇᕦᓐ ᒋᒍ pronounced /ˈtʃiːtʃuː/; born July 15, 1980) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League.

 

 

lol

2 years, 9 months ago on STATS: Malkin set to join exclusive company | March 2012

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 @penguinmrd WelI, no, but I do now....

2 years, 9 months ago on STATS: Pens' dominance vs. Western Conference (and NHL) | March 2012

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 @KingOfNoPants  @MrsMalkinsBorscht burn-in is a bit of a misnomer. I have image retention sometimes if I leave my NHL 12 game on pause for a while, but it's never permanent. I don't even know if permanent image retention is possible with current plasma technology.

2 years, 9 months ago on STATS: Complete listing of the Pen's record when every player scores | March 2012

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yeah, he should use that free time to think about retirement.

2 years, 9 months ago on Stunned pic of the night: Poor little Marty St.Louis | March 2012

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*Crosby -- I am still hungover.

2 years, 9 months ago on RECAP: Head Gamez. PENS WIN. | March 2012

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Went to the game last night. Can't tell you how many Rangers fans just quietly said "fuck Crosyb" to me while I was walking past them. Passive aggressive heckling, nice.

2 years, 9 months ago on RECAP: Head Gamez. PENS WIN. | March 2012

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 @...PetrsMailbox seriously, worst lighting in the nhl.

2 years, 9 months ago on Gameday 69 - Rangers | March 2012

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Heading down to the garden in a half hour to watch the game. LET'S GO PENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2 years, 9 months ago on Gameday 69 - Rangers | March 2012

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 @ironcity  @Dapper_Dan_Man  @WetShoes I actually think the album was called from beale st. to oblivion

 

2 years, 9 months ago on Stunned Pic Of The Night 3.1.12 | March 2012

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 @ironcity  @Dapper_Dan_Man  @WetShoes I downloaded the Clutch album that had that song from the Left 4 Dead 2 trailer. Electric Worry. I love that album. How many more albums do they have?

2 years, 9 months ago on Stunned Pic Of The Night 3.1.12 | March 2012

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....kill yourself.

2 years, 9 months ago on VIDEO: Jeremy Roenick, " Letang's head was not hit." | Feb2012

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and let me explain what roenick doesn't seem to understand. When he played, if someone hit you like that, there was a 100% chance he was going to get sucker-punched, high-sticked and elbowed, possibly all at the same time, on his next shift. Players can't do that now, and the players that had that job don't play in the NHL anymore. If you let players run around burying people, especially at the speed the game moves at now, without consequences, concussions will only increase. Roenick is a dinosaur and a loud-mouthed asshole. When you make MIKE FUCKING MILBURY look like a sane, rational person.

2 years, 9 months ago on VIDEO: Jeremy Roenick, " Letang's head was not hit." | Feb2012

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how do milbury and jones not just start yelling at Roenick to shut the fuck up? that guy is worse than bill o'reilly at jumping all over people when they're trying to talk.

2 years, 9 months ago on VIDEO: Jeremy Roenick, " Letang's head was not hit." | Feb2012

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