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H2O MAN
 
Reply Wed 29 Apr, 2009 03:07 pm


Are any of you buying this "It's a Pandemic" warning?
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farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 29 Apr, 2009 03:55 pm
@H2O MAN,
Definately not. This is Obamas attempt at making us avert our eyes about the terrible economic mess he created as soon as he took office three months ago. The bastard has been turning the glory Bush years inside out. Im amazed that we are the only two that see this.

Good point there Squeegie
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Wed 29 Apr, 2009 06:54 pm


Has O-Boy blamed the outbreak on Bush yet by saying he also inherited this problem?

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BillRM
 
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Reply Thu 30 Apr, 2009 06:52 am
@farmerman,
For a second I did not see you was joking!!!!!!!!!!!
mismi
 
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Reply Thu 30 Apr, 2009 07:05 am
@BillRM,
3 cases in Hunstville, AL this morning...
revel
 
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Reply Thu 30 Apr, 2009 07:19 am
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Spreading swine flu now in at least 10 states

The Geneva-based World Trade Organization on Wednesday raised its alert level for the fast-spreading swine flu to its next-to-highest notch, signaling a global pandemic could be imminent.

The move came after the virus spread to at least 10 U.S. states from coast to coast and swept deeper into Europe.

"It really is all of humanity that is under threat during a pandemic," said WHO Director General Margaret Chan. "We do not have all the answers right now but we will get them."

In the United States, President Barack Obama mourned the first U.S. death, a Mexican toddler who had traveled with his family to Texas. Total American cases surged to nearly 100, and Obama said wider school closings might be necessary.

In Mexico, where the flu is believed to have originated, officials said Wednesday the disease is now confirmed or suspected in 159 deaths, and nearly 2,500 illnesses.

There were no other deaths confirmed from the flu. But health officials in the United States and around the world braced for them.

Fast-moving swine flu spread to at least 10 U.S. states from coast to coast Wednesday and swept deeper into Europe, extending its global reach as President Barack Obama mourned the first U.S. death, a Mexican toddler who had traveled with his family to Texas. Total American cases surged to nearly 100, and Obama said wider school closings might be necessary.

The World Health Organization said the outbreak is moving closer to becoming a full-scale pandemic.

Dr. Keiji Fukuda, the organization's top flu expert, told reporters in Geneva that the latest developments are moving the agency closer to raising its pandemic alert to phase 5, indicating widespread human-to-human transmission. That's just one step below level 6, a full-fledged pandemic.



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OGIONIK
 
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Reply Thu 30 Apr, 2009 08:26 am
@revel,
the great pig plague HAS ARISEN FROM THE DEPTHS OF HELL REVELATIONS TRUES OMFG ARMAGEDDON APACOALKPSE AYAAARRR
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Thu 30 Apr, 2009 08:32 am
@revel,
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the first U.S. death, a Mexican toddler who had traveled with his family to Texas.


The Mexican toddler was smuggled into the US illegally and put the entire nation at risk.
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BillRM
 
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Reply Thu 30 Apr, 2009 09:04 am
@mismi,
Overblown nonsense driven by the 24 hours news channels.

It seem a very mild flu strain in the US with the only death being a young girl who was brough into the US for treatment and most cases reported so far being very minor.

kuvasz
 
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Reply Thu 30 Apr, 2009 10:02 am
@OGIONIK,
ogionik said

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the great pig plague HAS ARISEN FROM THE DEPTHS OF HELL REVELATIONS TRUES OMFG ARMAGEDDON APACOALKPSE AYAAARRR


yes. yes!

http://www.hollywoodtoday.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/coachellapinkpig.jpg

with apologises to roger waters

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mismi
 
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Reply Thu 30 Apr, 2009 10:12 am
@BillRM,
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Overblown nonsense driven by the 24 hours news channels.


I tend to believe this as well
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Thu 30 Apr, 2009 02:45 pm
http://www.foxnews.com/images/root_images/043009_FEARMONGER.jpg

Biden's Advice to Avoid Air Travel Borders on Fear mongering
roger
 
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Reply Thu 30 Apr, 2009 03:03 pm
@H2O MAN,
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/04/30/airline-subway-officials-say-travel-remains-safe-despite-bidens-statement/

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"Vice President Biden's comment that people should avoid air travel in response to the H1N1 flu outbreak was extremely disappointing," May said in a statement. "The airlines have been working daily with government agencies, none of whom suggest people avoid air travel, unless they are not feeling well. The fact is that the air onboard a commercial aircraft is cleaner than that in most public buildings."


Cleaner in respect to all pollutants, I'm sure. That doesn't begin to state that the air is less virus contaminated than anywhere else.

Now, if I were going somewhere that made flying the clear choice, I would fly. If it were an otherwise toss up decision, I would drive, just on general principles. The swine flu thing may turn out to be exactly as important as SARS or ebola in the past, but there's no reason not to cut the cards, so to speak.

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BillRM
 
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Reply Thu 30 Apr, 2009 04:28 pm
There should be courses given out at the high school level as to how to judge risks in everyday life.

Someone whe board a plane tonight to spend a week in Mexico city had increase his risk of death from Swine Flu over the next month or so by so small an amount that you would likely need to employ numbers such as .000000001.

Hell you are more likely to win the power ball lotto.

This is beyond silliness.
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revel
 
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Reply Fri 1 May, 2009 06:42 am
Now the new talking point from conservatives seem to be once again blaming illegal aliens. (sounds like someone from mars..)

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the Boston radio station WTKK, Jay Severin is using the flu to attack Mexicans and immigrants. For Severin, Mexicans are “criminaliens” and primitives who export venereal diseases to the United States. The shock jock referred to the strain of flu as “swine-aka-Janet Napolitano flu.”

That’s not the end of Severin’s anti-immigrant rants. Immigrants are leeches and their children, he warns, don’t speak English, will retard schools, add to crime and spread disease. Amid all of this, Severin has the audacity to state, “I don’t mean to hype the story.”

Meanwhile, a colleague of mine says that--when he tuned in to WTKK yesterday--Severin was identifying venereal disease and women with mustaches as Mexico's main exports.


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Speculating ahead of the facts is dicey in any profession, but it’s particularly hazardous in politics. And especially on live television.

U.S. Rep. Paul Broun (R-Athens) was on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” this morning, discussing the swine flu outbreak. Broun was a logical choice. Not only is the congressman a physician, he sits on the House Homeland Security Committee.

While he finished strong, Broun got off to an inauspicious start when the moderator asked for his reaction to the first death in the United States attributed to the flu: a 23-month-old toddler in Texas.

Broun drew a straight line between the swine flu and illegal immigration. News outlets would afterwards report that the dead child was from Mexico City, brought by his family to the border town of Brownsville,Texas, on April 4 to visit relatives. The family arrived by plane.



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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Fri 1 May, 2009 06:46 am
@revel,



Rolling Eyes Liberal loons just hate facing the truth...
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Fri 1 May, 2009 07:57 am


We would be politically correct if we called it The Mexican Flu because this outbreak originated in Mexico.
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