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posted by martyb on Saturday January 15, @12:44AM   Printer-friendly
from the curiouser-and-curiouser dept.

'Havana syndrome': US baffled after new cases in Europe

Four more US diplomats working in Geneva and Paris have fallen ill with a suspected neurological illness known as "Havana syndrome", US media report. Three diplomats became sick in the Swiss city and one in the French capital last summer, with some 200 people affected over five years.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the American government was working to get to the bottom of the mystery. There are fears an adversary may have targeted diplomats with microwaves. Mr Blinken said the issue had been raised with Russia but no determination had been made.

[...] A more innocent, but also unproven, theory is that those who got sick suffered from a mass condition brought on by some stressful underlying situation.


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  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 15, @02:08PM (8 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 15, @02:08PM (#1212913)

    The underlying cause is civil servants with gold-plated medical plan who can look forward to a few weeks of paid vacation if they develop this syndrome.

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  • (Score: 2, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 15, @02:56PM (7 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 15, @02:56PM (#1212924)

    I'm a civil servant. What this "gold plated" medical plan of which you speak? Apparently I'm missing out. And what's this "paid vacation" as well? You think there is some set aside pot of money? If I'm sick and I take time off, it comes out of my sick pay. So I suppose my "paid vacation" is paid, but it is paid by me. If I have used up my leave, I get put on leave without pay and I don't get paid.

    I don't understand how you dipshits manage to stay so angry all the time about obviously disprovable lies. If you want to be an ignorant dumbass, that's great, but why would you want to be an angry ignorant dumbass?

    • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 15, @03:43PM (6 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 15, @03:43PM (#1212931)

      >> it comes out of my sick pay.

      "Sick pay", Could you explain this concept to the person working at Burger King who doesn't get an allotment of days that they can be paid to play sick? You entitled civil servants are sickening.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 15, @03:59PM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 15, @03:59PM (#1212938)

        I don't have time now, but I'll let any one of the other people holding "regular" jobs explain it to you. I don't understand the anger vented at civil servants and the implication that they have "gold plated" plans over all others when the majority of skilled jobs have this benefit, blue collar or white collar. The fact that you don't get this benefit on a minimum wage job is a valid topic of discussion, but it doesn't excuse your stupidity and ignorance (you own those yourself).

        • (Score: -1, Redundant) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 15, @07:51PM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 15, @07:51PM (#1212986)

          "civil servants"? lmao. You work for the enemies of this nation. You are also engaged in organized crime. If you have to use the threat of force to get your paycheck, then that is not a job. That is a crime, and it has a name: Extortion.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 16, @10:18AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 16, @10:18AM (#1213090)

            don't fuck with the librarians' money, they'll f*cking break your f*cking library card

      • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 15, @04:07PM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 15, @04:07PM (#1212940)

        Oh look at the Burger King benefits [benefitspro.org]. GED reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, health care, paid time off. I didn't realize what entitled bastards these people were. I'm definitely not going there any more and subsidizing these arrogant assholes.

        I suggest you reach out to your local Burger King employee and they can explain these "sick benefits" of which you are too stupid to understand. Perhaps if you made better life choices you wouldn't let your jealousy drive you to such hate. I pity you.

        • (Score: 2, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 15, @05:48PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 15, @05:48PM (#1212960)

          Yeah I wonder when rightwing libertarain doody heads will once again value the truth over trolling the net to annoy people with their make believe.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 18, @12:00AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 18, @12:00AM (#1213498)

        If you hadn't dropped out of elementary school you could have a better job.