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A pandemic of panic -- are we dead yet?
Washington Times ^ | April 28, 2009 | Wesley Pruden

Posted on 04/28/2009 8:56:19 AM PDT by Zakeet

We were all supposed to be in the graveyard by now, done in by AIDS, SARS, bird flu, poisoned peanut butter, Hong Kong flu, killer tomatoes, global warming and strangulation by kudzu. But here we are, proof that there really is life after death.

Now we learn that we might freeze before the pigs get us. (The chickens failed.) NASA scientists have observed that the solar wind is the weakest since we began keeping such records, that the magnetic axis of the sun is tilted to an unusual degree, and Ol' Sol is the quietest he has been in a century. A chill, say the solar scientists, may be on the way. (Or not.) Worse, says one of them, this could compel reappraisal of the science of global warning. Try as he might, poor old Al Gore just can't keep the cosmos in line.

But this week Ol' Sol has been put in the shade by a new panic du jour. The cable-TV networks and the Internet are bubbling with sunspots, even if the sun isn't. Sample these latest headlines from the Drudge Report: "Two flu cases confirmed in Scotland. Has globalization made us more catastrophe-prone? Swine flu sweeps the globe. Swine flu closes football stadiums. The world must work together against this threat."

We haven't seen a panic quite like this one since the last one.

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The medical researchers say [the flu virus] might mutate. Or it might not. If it does, it might, possibly, maybe, potentially be the worst killer since the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918. Or it might not. Researchers are working on the vaccine, and the media is working on the panic. We may not get a vaccine, but soon there won't be a dry pair of pants on six continents.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brokenpanicbutton; flu; influenza; mediabias; msm; pandemic; pandemicpaanic; panic; pruden; swineflu; theendisnear

Thanks to MSM idiots, soon there won't be a dry pair of pants on six continents.

1 posted on 04/28/2009 8:56:19 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Call me Dec22nd,2012;I’ll be in the cellar until then!


2 posted on 04/28/2009 8:58:44 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Dr. Ursus

I’m still here LOL


3 posted on 04/28/2009 9:23:04 AM PDT by Cheryllynn
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To: Zakeet
YOU LITTLE BASTARD...YOU'VE KILLED US ALL!


4 posted on 04/28/2009 9:24:15 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Puppage

LOL - That’s funny.


5 posted on 04/28/2009 9:25:41 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Puppage

LOL :-)


6 posted on 04/28/2009 9:26:33 AM PDT by Jonny foreigner
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To: Puppage

That is most disgusting, I could just see the poor kids inbred parents standing there thinking it was cute. Sometimes I wish a giant meteor would just come in and take us out ....


7 posted on 04/28/2009 9:26:41 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian

Ok... at first I was going to say OH PLEASE! But then I realized you forgot the /s.

I hope...


8 posted on 04/28/2009 10:16:48 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: Zakeet

We’ll all be stone dead in a moment. That’ll be ninepence each please.


9 posted on 04/28/2009 10:22:50 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Bait and Switch - that's change ain't it?)
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To: Scythian

I sure can understand your disgust Scythian. Very poignant profile statement by you BTW, I wish I could offer something profound but we just have to keep muddling through this and believe that yes, there is a purpose—and there is.


10 posted on 04/28/2009 10:28:54 AM PDT by brushcop (SFC Sallie, CPL Long, LTHarris, SSG Brown, PVT Simmons KIA OIF lll&V, they died for you, honor them)
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To: Zakeet

Confirmed case at the Orlando Disney resort today. At this point, it looks like a mild flu but the cat is out of the bag!


11 posted on 04/28/2009 10:40:38 AM PDT by dangerdoc (dangerdoc (not actually dangerous any more))
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To: Zakeet

Personally I love all the doom and gloom stuff on the history type channels. Good popcorn stuff.


12 posted on 04/28/2009 12:16:41 PM PDT by fuzzybutt
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To: Zakeet

Don’t forget mad cow.


13 posted on 04/28/2009 1:00:25 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Think Hollywood’s hit rock bottom? You forget how well they dig. (bighollywood.breitbart.com)
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To: A_perfect_lady
Do you know why men don't get Mad Cow Disease?

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Men are pigs.........

14 posted on 04/28/2009 1:03:16 PM PDT by Osage Orange (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. - Will Rodgers)
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To: Zakeet
Thanks to MSM idiots, soon there won't be a dry pair of pants on six continents.

LOL. Exactly - the calliope goes on and on, whistles, steam, confusion and noise...

15 posted on 04/28/2009 9:29:51 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: Zakeet

Its January 2012 and we are still alive!
Someone needs to write a similar article based on today’s economy.


16 posted on 01/29/2012 7:22:30 AM PST by obid (People are angry at government for failing to track illegals)
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