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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:35 PM

“Wall Street Journal” HQ Infested By Bedbugs

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Source: Liberaland Newswire

And no, by bedbugs we don’t mean John Fund or Stephen Moore:

Wall Street Journal employees began their day this morning with a bit of a headscratcher. (More of a head-to-toe scratcher, really.)

“I wanted to let you know that on Friday the facilities department received a report of a bedbug sighting in the video area of the 6th floor,” wrote deputy managing editor Deborah Brewster in a note to employees that was passed along to Capital.


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Reply “Wall Street Journal” HQ Infested By Bedbugs (Original post)
johnfunk Jan 2013 OP
Stringfellow Hawke Jan 2013 #1
pipoman Jan 2013 #2
Berlin Expat Jan 2013 #3
Sekhmets Daughter Jan 2013 #4
Berlin Expat Jan 2013 #11
Sekhmets Daughter Jan 2013 #14
Berlin Expat Jan 2013 #15
pipoman Jan 2013 #10
Berlin Expat Jan 2013 #13
lillypaddle Jan 2013 #5
Squinch Jan 2013 #7
lillypaddle Jan 2013 #8
Hubert Flottz Jan 2013 #6
annabanana Jan 2013 #9
csziggy Jan 2013 #12
Kaleva Jan 2013 #16

Response to johnfunk (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:38 PM

1. Isn't Toilet Street Journal owned by Murdoch?

 

Too goddamn cheap to get the exterminator on a regular basis.

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Response to johnfunk (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:39 PM

2. Probably gonna get real hot

in those offices soon...140 degrees IIRC kills every bedbug..

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Response to pipoman (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:45 PM

3. I had a bedbug infestation

in my apartment building. The owner put us up for a few days in a hotel, while the exterminators came in with hydrogen cyanide. No more problems.

Known locally as "UraganD2", but remembered forever to the rest of the world as "Zyklon B".

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Response to Berlin Expat (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:56 PM

4. That's what they use for bedbugs...Zyklon B? WOW.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:22 PM

11. Yeah, there's a company here in the Czech Republic

that still makes the stuff, albeit under a different name. Located in Kolín, not too far from me.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:42 PM

14. I guess it has it's uses... n/t

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:59 PM

15. It does. It's a good fumigant, and

nothing survives it. Not even bedbugs. Or roaches. Nothing.....it's potent stuff. That's why everyone in my building got cleared out for a few days.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:12 PM

10. I think I picked this up on a TV piece

about a green exterminator...

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Response to pipoman (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:28 PM

13. If I recall my history, the formula was given to the

(at the time) Czechoslovak government at the end of WW2 by the Allies as part of Germany's reparations. The Allies seized I.G. Farben and liquidated it in 1952, and exploited some of the patents and tech that I.G. Farben had and gave some away as well as part of war reparations. I.G. Farben still exists as a asset-less shell company paying out reparations to survivors of German atrocities.

On edit: also, the factory that produced Zyklon B was located in Kolín, known at that time as Kaliwerk A.G., so the Czechoslovak government took over the factory following the end of WW2 and the expulsion of the ethnic Germans here (the Beneš Decrees).

The Czech word, "uragan" means "hurricane" or "cyclone" when translated to English.....exactly the same as "zyklon" in German. So essentially, it's still the same name; just in another language.

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Response to johnfunk (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:59 PM

5. Oh man,

that is sooooooo sad!

NOT!

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Response to lillypaddle (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:02 PM

7. I wish I were a better person and felt a little bad about this. BUT I'M NOT!!!

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Response to Squinch (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:05 PM

8. aw, shit

replied to wrong thread!

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Response to johnfunk (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:02 PM

6. Looks like Rupert had the place bugged?

What next crabs?

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Response to johnfunk (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:43 PM

9. So THAT'S where all those "crazy as a bed bug" ideas came from...

It explains sooo much...

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Response to johnfunk (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:24 PM

12. FLASHBACK: Fox News Channel had a notorious bedbug infestation in 2007.

At the bottom of the page at the link.

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Response to johnfunk (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 08:44 PM

16. Locking

This was discussed in the Hosts forum and the story doesn't meet this requirement of the SOP:

"Important news of national interest only."

Might be better posted in Weird News or in the Lounge. Thanks!

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