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Mexico City cancels all public events to fight flu
hoo News ^ | 4/25/09 | MARK STEVENSON

Posted on 04/25/2009 9:03:11 AM PDT by Kartographer

Mexico City cancels all public events to fight flu

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: borders; flu; flupandemic; homelandinsecurity; immigration; influenza; mexico; mexicocity; swineflu

1 posted on 04/25/2009 9:03:12 AM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

Get ready for an illegal immigration boom. I hope the Minutemen are paying attention (I know you are).


2 posted on 04/25/2009 9:05:07 AM PDT by ronnyquest ("That's what governments are for, to get in a man's way.")
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To: Kartographer

I guess they continue to call it “swine flu” for “convenience” sake even though it’s a combination of avian, swine and human flu.


3 posted on 04/25/2009 9:05:44 AM PDT by bergmeid
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To: Kartographer

Mexico City has public events? All drive-by shootings canceled for the weekend? /s


4 posted on 04/25/2009 9:06:06 AM PDT by library user
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To: bergmeid

Let’s please begin calling this Flu outbreak - The Mexican Flu... as I have posted elsewhere - if we can have the Hong Kong flu - we can certainly have the Mexican Flu in our lexicon...


5 posted on 04/25/2009 9:07:22 AM PDT by ICCtheWay
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To: Kartographer

If they are doing this, it’s probably worse than we
have been led to believe. It’s not on most folks radar
here but it WILL BE.


6 posted on 04/25/2009 9:07:40 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Kartographer

“Mexico City cancels all public events to fight flu”

Do you think it might be possible Mexico could call all their illegal aliens in the U.S. to return home to help fight the flu.... (just wishing)...


7 posted on 04/25/2009 9:08:55 AM PDT by ICCtheWay
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To: library user
"Mexico City has public events? All drive-by shootings canceled for the weekend? /s"

For the purpose of the quarantine, kidnappings will still be considered private events and are permitted between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.

8 posted on 04/25/2009 9:10:06 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: tet68

Sometimes people in Mexico think these things are put on the news to distract us from other news. When Salinas Gortari the President did some extraordinary movements in political circles, they floated news in Mexico about some kind of a GOAT SUCKER...Chupa Cabras.,..was eating goats and sucking blood, and people needed to keep windows closed. It distracted people long enough to allow the gov’t to introduce change. I don’t know..but I think the index of death by kidnappings in Mexico is far higher than the FLU. And about 100% of those who got it in the USA lived...are we making something bigger of this than is acutally meant to be?


9 posted on 04/25/2009 9:11:25 AM PDT by rovenstinez (...)
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To: Kartographer
Notice how Obama goes into hiding every time we have a natural disaster? Floods, Ice storms, tornado's, flue pandemic. He's nowhere to be found!

Incompetent twit...

10 posted on 04/25/2009 9:13:08 AM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: ICCtheWay

“Let’s please begin calling this Flu outbreak - The Mexican Flu... as I have posted elsewhere - if we can have the Hong Kong flu - we can certainly have the Mexican Flu in our lexicon...”

Now, that’s just raaaaacist!


11 posted on 04/25/2009 9:16:18 AM PDT by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: bergmeid

Can Muslims get swine flu?


12 posted on 04/25/2009 9:19:08 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Kartographer

Pandemics are inevitable. Maybe this is not THE BIG ONE, but remember: guns, groceries, chlorox, face masks, gloves, goggles, etc. Don’t forget lime for the dead, unprepared neighbors.


13 posted on 04/25/2009 9:19:19 AM PDT by darth
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To: ICCtheWay
Let’s please begin calling this Flu outbreak - The Mexican Flu... as I have posted elsewhere - if we can have the Hong Kong flu - we can certainly have the Mexican Flu in our lexicon...

You are so right.

14 posted on 04/25/2009 9:21:36 AM PDT by truthkeeper (Take me back to Black-and-White.)
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To: darth
Don’t forget lime for the dead

I knew there was something I'd forgotten!

Here in the B.C. mountains wild animals will eat any corpses lying around, I think.

But still...back to the store!

15 posted on 04/25/2009 9:25:42 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism.)
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To: AuntB
The Mexican Flu
16 posted on 04/25/2009 9:27:31 AM PDT by Stentor (The Criminal Obama Administration.)
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To: Kartographer
My friends who live in Mexico are in Houston now. They arrived last week and the husband promptly got sick as soon as they arrived. He went to the doctor and it was diagnosed as bronchitis. He has traveled all over the US on business while sick with.... whatever. I spoke to his wife a few minutes ago, they haven't been watching the news and knew nothing about what has been going on in Mexico. I told her to get on the Internet and check it out. She has not caught what he has but he hasn't gotten over it yet, I heard him coughing while I spoke with her.
17 posted on 04/25/2009 9:29:09 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: al baby

I imagine they can if they have been in contact with other flu victims. Wouldn’t that be ironic.


18 posted on 04/25/2009 9:37:13 AM PDT by bergmeid
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To: bergmeid

Flying Pig Flu?


19 posted on 04/25/2009 9:44:42 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: rovenstinez

are we making something bigger of this than is acutally meant to be?

Fore-warned is fore-armed as they say.
At some point the flu epidemic/pandemic
that we fear is going to make it’s appearance.


20 posted on 04/25/2009 9:48:39 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Kartographer; All

In the US I would suspect any Roach Coaches, especially in Southern, CA.

And to strongly avoid going near any transportation hubs like airports and bus stations.


21 posted on 04/25/2009 9:52:48 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." T. Paine)
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To: rovenstinez

Well, you can always check here
http://www.pandemicflu.gov/ (for the ‘truth’) and short case history

THe WHO (a group with a spotted past) reports “up to 60” dead in Old Mexico, the schools were closed and now ‘events’ are banned.

Digging thru what is out on the web, I see mostly rehashed bit of the AP piece, the WHO release and a lot of references tothe 1918 flu pandemic. GUess we’ll have to wait for some movement by the Mexican authorities.
THe drug companies will likely make som ebucks on the fear tho.

Las cosas van de malo a peor, tenga cuidado para se ALL la familia


22 posted on 04/25/2009 10:04:03 AM PDT by ASOC
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To: ronnyquest

I just heard on FoxNews that 75 high school students and their families are quarantined with flu-like symptoms. They will be sampling the DNA of their virus.


23 posted on 04/25/2009 10:07:04 AM PDT by brwnsuga (Proud, BLACK, Beautiful, Conservative!!!)
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To: ronnyquest

this should be the top story btt


24 posted on 04/25/2009 10:20:54 AM PDT by Havisham
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To: brwnsuga

Also, adding said sampled DNA and demographic information to a national database for later government review.


25 posted on 04/25/2009 10:27:02 AM PDT by ronnyquest ("That's what governments are for, to get in a man's way.")
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To: Kartographer

There was a book out a couple of years ago titled “The Great Influenza” by John Barry about the epidemic of 1918. One of the factors apparently that led to the biggest outbreak in America was that a large city (Philadelphia, if I remember correctly) pondered canceling some giant political celebration (fascism was huge in those days with Wilson’s administration pushing “community activism”). They decided to hold the event after all, and this led to thousands of people being exposed to the virus - leading to a major infection rate in the city.

Maybe Mexico is considering this...


26 posted on 04/25/2009 10:29:13 AM PDT by Magnatron
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To: ASOC

Todos — Many have wondered if the super-massive death rate epidemics of Colonial Mexico in the 1500s included influenza components. It would be likely even though measles and smallpox are cited usually. Why? Influenza strikes those weakened by hunger especially hard, and the 1500s in Mexico seem to have had especially dry spells — major crop losses. MOST — 70-80% of the population died in some larges areas in the epidemics between 1519 and 1595. Up to 90%, todos.

http://www.hist.umn.edu/~rmccaa/noncuant/democat0.htm

It is why there are so many ruins in Mexico, as I understand. A whole culture — that of the Aztecs and Catholic Conquistadors, both nearly completely erased in whole.


27 posted on 04/25/2009 10:37:29 AM PDT by bvw
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To: ASOC

Ruins are a mark of cultural extinguishment. Why? because vital societies do not leave ruins — they reuse the material, and they remove the non-usable to dumps.


28 posted on 04/25/2009 10:40:21 AM PDT by bvw
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To: Stentor

Yep!


29 posted on 04/25/2009 10:41:12 AM PDT by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: bvw

What I am to make of the abandoned citys (Flint, Detroit) we see?


30 posted on 04/25/2009 10:53:41 AM PDT by ASOC
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To: ASOC

Good point!

Not by bacterial, viral, or other micro-biological plaque.

But by the sociological plagues of the union-thugism and the ward-politics of me-first-ism were Flint, Detroit, Gary, Toledo and other once-thriving mid-western powerhouses of American entrepreneurism extinguished.

When did Obama blow his “legendary” cool and actually get into a punch match with another legislator? When that legislator claimed Obama’s ward was getting more than it’s fair share.

I did some work with the short line at the Gary steelyard fifteen years ago, and had a meeting where one of the managers had just gotten done attending a trial of two Union thugs who had attempted to hire a hitman on him. I remember that every third house in Gary was boarded up, every house next to it was a pigsty, and the house next to that was kept-up by hard-working decent folks.


31 posted on 04/25/2009 11:10:49 AM PDT by bvw
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To: headsonpikes
Here in the B.C. mountains wild animals will eat any corpses lying around, I think.

Aw damn I can see the 2010 headlines now, we'll be wondering where the swine/bird/human/porcupine flu came from.

32 posted on 04/25/2009 11:36:54 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Kartographer

Here’s a good antidote to potential MSM/CDC-inspired panic (along with a good supply of vitamins, Sambucol, and facial masks such as I bought this morning).

Excerpted, see link for more.

http://foxforum.blogs.foxnews.com/2009/04/25/dr-marc-siegel-the-most-powerful-virus-is-fear-not-flu/

FOX News Blogs » FOX Forum » Forum Contributor
April 25th, 2009 11:49 AM Eastern
DR. MARC SIEGEL: The Most Powerful Virus Is Fear Not Flu

With a new swine flu strain spreading among close to 1,000 people in Mexico and at least eight in the U.S., and with 61 reported deaths in Mexico, the most powerful virus pushing out its tentacles is not flu but fear. We are afraid of what we don’t know and what we don’t understand.

We hear about an unseen killer and we worry that we will be next. The best antidote for this kind of fear is the facts.

So let me take on the fear-laden terms. The first is pandemic. A pandemic means a new flu virus infecting people in several areas of the world at the same time. It can be mild, moderate, or severe. Everyone knows about the 1918 Blue Death that killed over 50 million people worldwide, but how many people realize that the last pandemic, in 1968, ameliorated by vaccines, antibiotics, and public health measures, killed only 32,000 in the U.S. and 700,000 worldwide, less than many yearly outbreaks.

The current swine flu outbreak is not a pandemic, as the outbreak is confined mainly to Mexico, but if it does become one, it is far more likely to be the 1968 variety because of modern public health measures and because we have been exposed to several parts of this virus before and have an immune memory to it.


33 posted on 04/25/2009 11:50:36 AM PDT by angkor
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To: Kartographer

Uh Oh.


34 posted on 04/25/2009 11:52:17 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

35 posted on 04/25/2009 12:08:10 PM PDT by 4Liberty (End of civilization. 'Who cares about a little pork?' - Senator Schumer)
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To: ICCtheWay

(From Wikipedia)Effectiveness
Alcohol rubs kill many different kinds of bacteria, including antibiotic resistant bacteria and TB bacteria. Alcohol rubs inactivate many different kinds of viruses, including the flu virus and the common cold virus. Alcohol rubs also kill fungus.

Not all pathogens are equally susceptible. Certain bacteria, especially the spore-forming gram positives (e.g. Clostridium difficile) are relatively resistant and remain biologically viable. During the Anthrax attacks on the United States Postal Service, authorities warned that alcohol hand rubs would not kill anthrax spores. In environments with high lipids or protein waste (such as food processing), the use of alcohol hand rubs alone may not be sufficient to ensure proper hand hygiene.

But it looks as if Purell® VF447 hand sanitizer is fairly effective. I need to look for some.

http://www.handwashingforlife.com/new_norovirus_alcohol_hand_sanitizer

I don’t think this will be a end of the world bug or even a 1914 Spanish Flu, but when you combine it with all the other things happening, well how much more until people panic, many are skittish now a hot summer localized shortages of goods and services and flu outbreak how much kinling do you have to add before you get a big fire?

I am adding more water and a couple extra bottles of beach to my preps and then praying.

Jack


36 posted on 04/25/2009 12:31:56 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: bvw
Perhaps - but I can point to the many abandoned cities or parts thereof in Russia, the old CCCP and to a lesser extent in England.

Could it be that all (parts) of the society were exhausted by empire building or taxes and internal (internecine warfare) conflict? The producers (and captitol) flee, leaving behind the detritus of the society.

We see active destruction today in Pakistan - are the Taliban the new Goths?

37 posted on 04/25/2009 1:34:15 PM PDT by ASOC
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To: ronnyquest

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2228993/posts

Makes you wonder?


38 posted on 04/25/2009 2:20:06 PM PDT by TomHarkinIsNotFromIowa (Just so you know, we're ashamed the President of the United States is from Kenya.)
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To: Magnatron
Philadelphia . . . pondered canceling some giant political celebration . . .

THINK. What was going on in 1918? I'd hardly call a WWI loan drive a "political" celebration. Here's a good summary of how Philly and St. Louis handled the outbreak differently, with very different mortality results.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/17/health/17flu.html


39 posted on 04/25/2009 2:23:53 PM PDT by OrangeDaisy
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To: OrangeDaisy

Perhaps you should THINK. The rally in Philadelphia was not just a war bond drive, but a political rally given by the corrupt city bosses - who were determined to run the event even after being warned.

WWI was not a war we needed to be involved in, and Wilson’s administration DID encourage city and community activism to supposedly keep the masses in line. His administration was the first true implementation of fascism in this country, where neighborhood monitors were employed to report on their wards and look out for “subversive” behavior. Many war protesters and just plain ordinary people were jailed in regular sweeps. Simply not turning out for these political and war drives was grounds for suspicion. This is why so many Philadelphians showed up that day.

Was it worth 12,000 deaths?

For more insight on Wilson’s fascist movement, you should read Goldberg’s “Liberal Fascism”.


40 posted on 04/25/2009 3:59:33 PM PDT by Magnatron
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To: ASOC

Well, you make a point — in the western US we have things called Ghost Towns where a gold or silver mine once produced a thriving town, but then the mine ran out. That’s in the dry desert where the things preserve better. I have traveled in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey and seen abandoned villages there — but little is left of them.

On another point the Goths were a peaceful society forced into war by the pressures of the Mongols and Huns.

What would the Taliban compare to? I can’t say. I draw a blank.


41 posted on 04/25/2009 6:41:16 PM PDT by bvw
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To: bvw
I have that question as well.

In the ancient past, pressure from famine, invading hordes (many someones outside of the society) force moves, changes and choas. Today - could it be ideology?

42 posted on 04/25/2009 9:20:43 PM PDT by ASOC
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