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OK I'll (vanity) it: The Mexican flu is total Bull. Must be a distraction.

Posted on 04/25/2009 5:37:59 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network

Haven't seen so much media-generated hysteria since forever.

But it's all bull. Smoke. All of it.

Every. Single. Year. 30,000 Americans are killed by this exact same Flu. Type A.

How many Americans have succumbed to this one?

(that's a rhetorical question)

I suspect, this is all an elaborate ruse. To cover up our "dear leader's" plummeting approval numbers.

Someone, has been doing some polling. That's what I think.


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KEYWORDS: alarmism; bullhockey; crisis; nonsense; phooie; swineflu
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The sky is not falling.

We're not doomed.

For crying out loud. The media are nitwits.

That's really the point.

1 posted on 04/25/2009 5:37:59 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Haven't seen so much media-generated hysteria since forever.

Not even since Bird Flu? SARS? Y2K?

2 posted on 04/25/2009 5:39:05 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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3 posted on 04/25/2009 5:39:54 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Tammy Bruce, who is on right now, says it’s an attempt by the Mexican Govt to give itself the right to close the border and suppress civil liberties.


4 posted on 04/25/2009 5:40:00 PM PDT by Perdogg (University of North Carolina - 2009 NCAA basketball champs)
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To: Texas Eagle

More people died from mid-September to early December in 1918 than have died of AIDS in its 24-year scourge...


5 posted on 04/25/2009 5:40:16 PM PDT by antivenom (The messiah turning worthless mortgages into redeemable assets (like water into wine)...)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Kind of convenient when OBAMA and his group of SOCIALIST elected officials and criminals want to pass Socialized Medicine...They’re gonna scare everyone into voting for it.


6 posted on 04/25/2009 5:40:49 PM PDT by KLT (A damn Yankee, from the great state of Mississippi....Go Freepers GO!)
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To: Perdogg

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico empowers health department to isolate patients, inspect homes in swine flu outbreak.


7 posted on 04/25/2009 5:40:52 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Perdogg
Tammy Bruce, who is on right now, says it’s an attempt by the Mexican Govt to give itself the right to close the border and suppress civil liberties.

Mexico has civil liberties?

8 posted on 04/25/2009 5:41:21 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Perdogg
Tammy Bruce, who is on right now, says it’s an attempt by the Mexican Govt to give itself the right to close the border and suppress civil liberties.

Damn I wish I could believe they wanted to close the border.
9 posted on 04/25/2009 5:41:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

ROFL


10 posted on 04/25/2009 5:41:56 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: TornadoAlley3
There are plans to 'fix' Mexico's problems, and this seems the perfect opportunity.

Notice Perry's down with it.

So am I.

11 posted on 04/25/2009 5:44:51 PM PDT by txhurl (ralph...history books will read: Lincoln freed the slaves & Obama enslaved the free.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Every. Single. Year. 30,000 Americans are killed by this exact same Flu. Type A.

That's fewer Americans than are killed on our roads and highways.

And that's WITHOUT Ted Kennedy driving.

12 posted on 04/25/2009 5:44:53 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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13 posted on 04/25/2009 5:45:08 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

This is not the exact same flu. This is a strain of it. I won’t say head for the hills but there is a reason why the CDC and virologists are watching it very closely, when a virus mutates a lot of bad things can happen.


14 posted on 04/25/2009 5:45:48 PM PDT by aft_lizard (One animal actually eats its own brains to conserve energy, we call them liberals.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

30,000 Americans are not killed by this influenza a year.


15 posted on 04/25/2009 5:48:32 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
The Mexican flu is total Bull. Must be a distraction.

I agree. what a bunch of crap. Ugh! Obama is such a creepy loser. Who is he going to bow down to next? What an a$$ he is!

16 posted on 04/25/2009 5:50:08 PM PDT by GinaLolaB (=^..^=)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I believe they are overblowing it. every credible story I’ve seen says it’s a mild form of H1N1. People’s immune systems for the most part are able to build up and fight it off.

They want an excuse to implement martial law through the medical emergency health powers act, and then go after anyone who refuses to take whatever crap they want to inject you with. Or at least identify who will give them problems in the future when the real takeover begins.


17 posted on 04/25/2009 5:52:41 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
May I add ‘members of the media are lazy, self-serving, mostly left leaning, barely competent nitwits’.
18 posted on 04/25/2009 5:53:33 PM PDT by Tarheel (From the Old North State)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I’m not so sure about your premise. M. Savage has been saying ranting about how this shows that the pro-immigrationists are dangerous and how this has come about because of our open borders. If his take on it is right, then this could cause more of the sheeple to go right, and against Obama.


19 posted on 04/25/2009 5:57:20 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Texas Eagle

“Haven’t seen so much media-generated hysteria since forever.

Not even since Bird Flu? SARS? Y2K?”

Acid rain? Killer bees? Cell phone brain tumors? Nuclear-power-created giant cyclops ants?

If the media doesn’t have us biting our nails in abject terror they’re not happy. And if you complain about it, you’re a “radical right-wing knuckle-dragging dittohead”.


20 posted on 04/25/2009 5:57:29 PM PDT by CaliGirlGodHelpMe
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To: cripplecreek
Damn I wish I could believe they wanted to close the border.

Perhaps they mean their Southern border... or the Northern border for people heading South.

21 posted on 04/25/2009 5:59:55 PM PDT by OCC
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To: CaliGirlGodHelpMe

You forgot west nile virus.


22 posted on 04/25/2009 5:59:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Since Obama doesn't want to close the borders, I don't see this as some king of scheme. This is the kind of thing that will get folks agitated to close the borders. Why would the current administration want to alarm folks? Doesn't make sense to me.

The media just likes to hype up these cases.

23 posted on 04/25/2009 6:01:22 PM PDT by Texas_shutterbug
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

They want to impose travel restrictions. The populace are restless and fighting mad over bailouts and such and are just about ready to march on Washington.


24 posted on 04/25/2009 6:01:51 PM PDT by FReepaholic
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
I guess I better to go buy groceries in am, By Monday people will be in wholesale panic mode buying all the bottled water and groceries they can find, like when an ice storm warning is issued:) I live in a small town with only a couple stores.
25 posted on 04/25/2009 6:02:55 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: CaliGirlGodHelpMe

Alar? Ford Pintos? (okay, that one was real) Pop Rocks?


26 posted on 04/25/2009 6:02:56 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Bobkk47

Sorry. Don’t mean to single you out. Thanks for your response.

But M. Savage is sort of the Debka of talk radio.

I’m not saying the H1N1 type-A Mexican Flu of 2009 is imaginary.

But it sure seems hyped. And our media is without any question, now entirely a state-run propaganda clique.

My suspicion is. If the media is clamoring about something.

Then. It must be bull!

Seriesly. I’ve taken to presuming our once-free press, has become a partisan, contrary indicator - to truth.

Since they’re in full-blown crisis mode.

I’m figuring, they’re all full of it.

Maybe I’m wrong. Lord knows I often am. But for some reason, I completely, totally suspect some sort of ulterior motives here.

Must be, everything else I’ve seen from the media since my formative years.

For lack of a kinder adjective. They’re liars.


27 posted on 04/25/2009 6:04:38 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Got Tea?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Obama will use this Wednesday night on TV to tell us we need to pass National Health Care.
28 posted on 04/25/2009 6:06:44 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: aft_lizard; Cringing Negativism Network; Cicero
But it's all bull. Smoke. All of it. Every. Single. Year. 30,000 Americans are killed by this exact same Flu. Type A. ..... Cringing Negativism Network

This is not the exact same flu. This is a strain of it. I won’t say head for the hills but there is a reason why the CDC and virologists are watching it very closely, when a virus mutates a lot of bad things can happen. ..... aft_lizard

Do 30,000 Americans die of the flu every year.

Yep.

Who are they?

Mostly the old and the immune-compromised.

What's so different about this strain?

On another thread, a Mexican doctor told BBC that two of his intern colleagues in the hospital where he works have died. ...... 43 posted on Saturday, April 25, 2009 3:24:11 PM by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)

When 86 year old Mrs. Bernstein dies of a particular flu strain, that's just The Natural Order of Things.

When two healthy 27 year old medical interns die in the same hospital of a particular flu strain, you have a very nasty, newly-mutated bug.

Regardless of Obama's opinion of himself, not everything is about him.

This is a big story in South America where Mexican passengers are being denied entry into the country if they arrive with a fever.

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar and sometimes a new and nasty strain of killer flu is a new and nasty strain of killer flu.

29 posted on 04/25/2009 6:07:38 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: Perdogg

“Tammy Bruce, who is on right now, says it’s an attempt by the Mexican Govt to give itself the right to close the border and suppress civil liberties.”

Isn’t it easier just to send your criminals over here and be done with them?


30 posted on 04/25/2009 6:09:12 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: CaliGirlGodHelpMe
“Haven’t seen so much media-generated hysteria since forever. Not even since Bird Flu? SARS? Y2K?” Acid rain? Killer bees? Cell phone brain tumors? Nuclear-power-created giant cyclops ants? How about Glo-Bull Warming?
31 posted on 04/25/2009 6:09:44 PM PDT by wrench
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To: cripplecreek
You forgot west nile virus.

Hey, I'm acquainted with a few people who still have problems because of getting infected from a mosquito bite. I don't think I'd characterize West Nile as purely hysteria.

32 posted on 04/25/2009 6:10:56 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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“when a virus mutates a lot of bad things can happen.”

Something bad CAN happen, or nothing can happen. Let’s all panic just to be safe.


33 posted on 04/25/2009 6:11:05 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

It doesn’t have to be a fake pandemic, for those with ulterior motives to take advantage. Times like this are great for playing hide the sausage with the general public.


34 posted on 04/25/2009 6:13:39 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

Around here west nile killed a lot of blue jays but not much else.


35 posted on 04/25/2009 6:15:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Tublecane

I’ll panic when W panics.

0 hasn’t even brought it up.


36 posted on 04/25/2009 6:15:24 PM PDT by txhurl (he left her a one-dollar tip crawling with death......)
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To: wrench
How about Glo-Bull Warming?

Have no fear, I'm sure this is caused by globull warming.
37 posted on 04/25/2009 6:16:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Tublecane

Every year in the United States, on average:

5% to 20% of the population gets the flu;
more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu-related complications; and
about 36,000 people die from flu-related causes.


38 posted on 04/25/2009 6:18:27 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Yes, enough already with the several dozen threads
on the flu hysteria.

I say this living in San Diego where there are 4 cases of this flu and Mexico at the southern border of SD.

The flu has been great for Obama.

The attention away from his distruction of America.

Focus on what Obama and the Democrats are doing and
what we are facing or maybe it is easier to yap on about the flu.


39 posted on 04/25/2009 6:18:49 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: cripplecreek

It sounded really weird, how it was described to me. Temporary memory loss, temporary paralysis, joint and bone pain. Lasting effects include feeling like you’re in a fog, mentally; vague aches and pains; and peripheral neuropathy. There were several people who died from what appeared to be a form of encephalitis. Killed a few horses and dogs around here too, in addition to jays and crows.


40 posted on 04/25/2009 6:21:18 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Perdogg

you have freepmail


41 posted on 04/25/2009 6:21:59 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: cripplecreek

Im not a baseball fan so i don’t care


42 posted on 04/25/2009 6:23:40 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Texas Eagle

“That’s fewer Americans than are killed on our roads and highways.”

...and less than 10% of the abortions in the US/year.

Years ago, the air in Mexico DF was dubbed ‘la mierda’ because of the pollution and poor sanitation control, combined with all the people squeezed in with each other. The poor were picking through garbage for food & stuff from the great heaps on the outskirts of the city.

Wikianswers has the 2008 metro population at 19.5 million +/- persons, but the City itself is estimated to hold about 8.8 million.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_population_of_Mexico_City_in_2008

The situation makes for a lot of things, including a danger of illness, at least part of which is a result of the state of health care or lack of it. There may well be a real health danger there from this flu, as there would be among the poor anywhere; 3rd world poor though takes a person’s breath away, even in a corrupt country.


43 posted on 04/25/2009 6:24:13 PM PDT by combat_boots (God, guns and babies--Veterans, Constitution and legal immigration. The true Americans.)
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To: Polybius

WTF does this have to do with Obama?

Besides that you are sounding completely uneducated here. I have studied virology and microbiology. Because two old people die from the flu doesn’t mean that its the same for every flu. As it is obvious that you do not know but not every Flu is the same and not every Type will have the same strain. Because this is type A it doesn’t mean it’s the same seasonal type A that hits us every year. What concerns everybody is the fact that the young and healthy died, like what happened during the 1918 Spanish Flu and the 1976 outbreak.

The elderly die from the regular flu because of secondary infections. THe young die from Flu’s like the Spanish flu due to a systematic over-reaction by the immune system causing the symptoms to be deadly. The elderly don’t die because their immune systems aren’t strong enough to over-react.


44 posted on 04/25/2009 6:27:24 PM PDT by aft_lizard (One animal actually eats its own brains to conserve energy, we call them liberals.)
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To: RegulatorCountry
Lasting effects include feeling like you’re in a fog, mentally; vague aches and pains; and peripheral neuropathy.

I thought I was just getting old.

Seriously I was probably infected and fought it off. A good wet summer here in the Michigan swamps really brings out the bloodsuckers.
45 posted on 04/25/2009 6:28:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: SoCalPol

Heck. From what I understand. Someone dropped stone-cold from actual SARS, not too far away from here a couple years ago.

I was (probably too) concerned then. Posting still not far from the Mexican border - dealing every single day with ethnic Mexicans. (bit more difficult to state nationality)

I don’t buy it. In fact, I’ve gone from total bug-out mode Friday, to disbelief in just one day.

I’m starting to smell a rat.

A democ-Rat.

I wish the liberal media would hurry up and go bankrupt.

They so very, suck.

Pravda had nothing on America’s state-run media.


46 posted on 04/25/2009 6:29:03 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Got Tea?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
The sky is not falling.

It is. Look outside.

We're not doomed.

Yes we are. Do you plan on living forever?

47 posted on 04/25/2009 6:29:34 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
That's funny, over on DU, the moonbats are insisting that Dick Cheney's released a bio-weapon in Mexico to stop illegal immigration, and divert people's attention away from "torture".

I guess somewhere between Chicken Little and ignoring everything is a happy medium where we take reasonable precautions to deal with this, elevating them as the danger might grow in our particular areas. Modern community health organizations are very effective in containing plagues that used to decimate whole populations, I'll give them some slack no matter who sits in the White House.

One of the most effective tools they have is electronic transmission of messages telling people not to have contact with other people in a given area. Sometimes, that's going to spill over into hype on slow news days, but it's better than having to be told face-to-face to stay inside.

48 posted on 04/25/2009 6:33:39 PM PDT by hunter112 (SHRUG - Stop Hussein's Radical Utopian Gameplan!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Agree and glad someone brought it up.

To bad so many on FR have been sucked in and doing
the job of the MSM with all the hysteria flu threads


49 posted on 04/25/2009 6:35:15 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: Tublecane
Let’s all panic just to be safe.

Makes perfect sense to me.

Nam Vet

50 posted on 04/25/2009 6:35:36 PM PDT by Nam Vet ("Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it." .... Henry David Thoreau)
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