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Obama declares swine flu emergency
AFP ^ | 10/24/09

Posted on 10/24/2009 8:38:37 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Obama declares swine flu emergency

9 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama has declared swine flu a "national emergency," the White House said Saturday, as the United States reels from millions of cases of infection and over 1,000 deaths.

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Would it lead to a mandatory ban on large public gatherings such as tea parties?
1 posted on 10/24/2009 8:38:38 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Swine flu? Its the end of the world!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

2 posted on 10/24/2009 8:39:29 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

He’s doing everything he can to distract everyone from the important issues like unemployment and Afghanistan.


3 posted on 10/24/2009 8:41:28 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

There are quite a few kids that are out sick with the flu in both of my daughters schools. Even some of the more conservative parents are panicking. This is the perfect “never let a crisis go to waste” moment for the pissantOTUS.


4 posted on 10/24/2009 8:41:36 AM PDT by albie
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To: TigerLikesRooster

And the banning of fishy rumors...


5 posted on 10/24/2009 8:41:36 AM PDT by Crim
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To: TigerLikesRooster
The emergency declaration, signed by the president late Friday, enhances the ability of medical treatment facilities to handle a spike in influenza A(H1N1) patients by allowing them to implement emergency plans thanks to federal requirement waivers.

I don't like this. It's also odd that it would be announced on a Saturday (even less of a news day than a Friday afternoon).

6 posted on 10/24/2009 8:41:41 AM PDT by livius
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To: TigerLikesRooster

uh oh..does this give him expanded presidential powers to FORCE people to get the shots?? quarantine specific areas?? will health “papers” be required to travel??

“Never let a good crisis go to waste”


7 posted on 10/24/2009 8:41:53 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info..)
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To: goldstategop

Maybe not. It has not made a deadly mutation so far. For now, what interests me is what Barry can do with it politically.


8 posted on 10/24/2009 8:42:20 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (LUV DIC -- L,U,V-shaped recession, Depression, Inflation, Collapse)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

That’s where my mind went, too.....Here we go.


9 posted on 10/24/2009 8:42:42 AM PDT by madison10
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To: TigerLikesRooster

And so it begins!


10 posted on 10/24/2009 8:43:02 AM PDT by jaz.357 ("If the present tries to sit in judgment on the past, it will lose the future." W.Churchill)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Sneeze into your sleeve or face jail time.


11 posted on 10/24/2009 8:43:08 AM PDT by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

and increasing unemployment is the strategy to fight swine flu - keep people out of factories and offices...


12 posted on 10/24/2009 8:43:23 AM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“Two Purdue University math researchers have predicted the novel H1N1 flu will peak so early that planned vaccinations will not have a large effect on the number of people infected”

http://www.wlfi.com/dpp/news/local/local_wlfi_west_lafayette_math_model_h1n1_about_to_peak_20091021


13 posted on 10/24/2009 8:43:39 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
President Barack Obama has declared swine flu a "national emergency," the White House said Saturday, as the United States reels from millions of cases of infection and over 1,000 deaths.

I still will not be distracted from what you crooks in the white house are doing to our beloved country.

Nice try, village idiot!

14 posted on 10/24/2009 8:44:40 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

This gives him emergency powers, to shut down Fox News.


15 posted on 10/24/2009 8:44:58 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Global Warming Theory is extremely robust with respect to data. All observations confirm it)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

and 0care.


16 posted on 10/24/2009 8:45:13 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof. V for victory)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Are you armed? Can you really be forced to do anything?


17 posted on 10/24/2009 8:45:17 AM PDT by TheZMan (Just secede and get it over with. No love lost on either side. Cya.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

WOW

This BoZo will say and do ANYTHING to get his name on the front page....


18 posted on 10/24/2009 8:45:33 AM PDT by Thinkin
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To: TigerLikesRooster
This flu season is a scam. I am not saying the flu is not dangerous. It normally kills 36,000 Americans/ year.

Ironically, to be actually diagnosed with the flu, you have to have a culture by either a mouth swab sent to a lab or a blood test. If you test positive, you are prescribed Tamiflu. Problem is, the flu is a virus, much like the “common cold.” Tammiflu must be administered within 48 hours and doctors are not “supposed” to write scripts for it until it is actually diagnosed.

Doctors are cautioning on the safe side and issuing scripts based on the symptons alone. If you go to the doctor with a fever, headache and a cough, YOU WILL BE DIAGNOSED WITH THE FLU. You will become a statistic. The swine flu takes additional tests.

Personnaly, I know two people that were “diagnosed with the swine flu.” Neither of them had a mouth swab or a blood test, both were prescribed Tammiflu and both were told it is treated the same way as Influenza A so there was no need to try and distinguish which flu they had.

I am skeptical about this pandemic, as I was with the SARS and the Bird flu.

19 posted on 10/24/2009 8:45:34 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Government For the People - an obviously concealed oxymoron)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Don't they mean, the "Mexican Flu?"

This was the strange, curious, terrifying new one over which it did not make sense to close down the borders hermetically to Mexico ASAP, because "the horse was already out of the barn?"

How many were dead in the USA when our Sh*t-For-Brains President made that assinine statement?

How many dead now, months later? 1000? ONE THIRD OF THOSE WHO DIED ON 9-11??

Thanks "Mr. President."

20 posted on 10/24/2009 8:45:59 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Election Nite 2010: The Difference beween "Yeahhh! We Did It!!!" and "Oh well. See you in the camps")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

We are are more endangered by the big deficit pig flu in Washington. See tag line...


21 posted on 10/24/2009 8:46:26 AM PDT by etradervic (Democrat uber deficit spending proves that the swine flu originated in DC)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

ANOTHER “Manufactured Crisis!”


22 posted on 10/24/2009 8:46:43 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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To: TigerLikesRooster

With Bush in the White House, this would mean nothing. But with Obama in the White House, it’s clearly another power-grabbing move, intended to set aside the normal rule of law.

Not that the rule of law concerns him anyway, as he has frequently shown already. But there are limits to how often he wants to show his hand, and limits to what the media can cover up.

If you combine this with the order given two months ago to cease testing for H1N1, it becomes obvious that he is not concerned about an actual epidemic. But he is creating a crisis, a panic.

He got into the White House in large part because Paulson picked a key moment to scare people out of their wits with the financial crisis—an October surprise.

And he used the earlier Swine Flu panic to speed up the confirmation process and get Kathleen Sebelius and her cohort of abortionists and killers in charge of national health care. Also, to get the public aware of the threat that was likely to return in the fall, and to get WHO to officially declare it a “pandemic.”

Now, he’s preparing for something else. Presumably, among other things, he intends to use it to ram Government Health Care through without the usual discussion—perhaps with just a 50 vote majority.


23 posted on 10/24/2009 8:47:38 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Next Step in the master plan is Martial Law.


24 posted on 10/24/2009 8:47:43 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Ali Obama and the 40 Czars must fail.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Here we go, watch for swine flu to be blamed for almost every death, sort of like aids in Africa.........

This will be used as a tool to restrict movement and speech.

25 posted on 10/24/2009 8:48:43 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
Something is wrong when 1,000 DEAD AMERICANS on American soil in the short span of a few months is no big deal. I cannot think of another country that has a cavalier mindset like that.
26 posted on 10/24/2009 8:48:45 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Election Nite 2010: The Difference beween "Yeahhh! We Did It!!!" and "Oh well. See you in the camps")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Seasonal flu accounts for more that 1000 deaths annually IIRC. Emergencies are not announced for those, are they?

What’s so different about these deaths in real life as opposed to political life?


27 posted on 10/24/2009 8:48:54 AM PDT by paulycy (Predatory Pricing = Public Option = Unethical Competition.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Good, he's teaching the country that when he calls it "an emergency" it is in reality a political power grab and a paean to political interest groups: bureaucrats, drug companies, govt. employee unions...

This is a "teachable moment" where the stakes are not so high that we can afford to use it to our advantage.

28 posted on 10/24/2009 8:49:11 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Schwarzenkaiser, fashionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: Scythian; petitfour; 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

Smokin’ Joe I’m pinging your list , & some other freepers to this new article thread .

Obama declares swine flu emergency


29 posted on 10/24/2009 8:49:40 AM PDT by DvdMom (Freeper Smokin' Joe does the freeper Avian / H1N1 Ping List)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

With over 1,000 deaths, if President Bush was in office everyone would have been his fault and on the tv 24 x 7


30 posted on 10/24/2009 8:51:00 AM PDT by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

What were the stats of October 1918?


31 posted on 10/24/2009 8:51:01 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( If you have kids, you have no right of privacy that the govt can't flick off your shoulder.)
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To: Cicero

I do now wonder how many Republicans or Conservatives these days are for extension of provisions of the PATRIOT ACT now that Obama is President.


32 posted on 10/24/2009 8:51:02 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Election Nite 2010: The Difference beween "Yeahhh! We Did It!!!" and "Oh well. See you in the camps")
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To: goldstategop

a couple of years ago the left blamed President Bush because of a vaccine shortage. Is this shortage still Mr.Bush’s fault of is this one on Berry??


33 posted on 10/24/2009 8:51:07 AM PDT by woodenickel
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To: TigerLikesRooster
”…what interests me is what Barry can do with it politically."

Well, it is a perfect crisis to exploit. Whatever he does with it you can be sure it will have a totalitarian flavor to it.

34 posted on 10/24/2009 8:51:13 AM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard)
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To: BuffaloJack

Not to sound dumb, but by him declaring a “national emergency,” doesn’t that mean we are now under martial law? Anyone have information regarding what is going on under this “national emergency?”


35 posted on 10/24/2009 8:51:14 AM PDT by CHATTAB
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Rut roh. Here it comes. Gird your loins.

His excuse for even more power grabbing.


36 posted on 10/24/2009 8:51:51 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: TigerLikesRooster
"The White House on Saturday said Obama signed a proclamation that would allow medical officials to bypass certain federal requirements. Officials described the move as similar to a declaration ahead of a hurricane making landfall." (from AP)

I just do not trust this government, alway seems to be hidden agenda

37 posted on 10/24/2009 8:52:10 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I heard of cases of the swine flu vacs causing severe problems.

It amazes me how cases like this can be reported and not a word of pre-existing medical problems or if she had the flu vac.

Baby delivered before pregnant Brunswick County woman died of H1N1 virus

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20091023/ARTICLES/910239983/1177?Title=Baby-delivered-before-pregnant-Brunswick-County-woman-died-of-H1N1-virus


38 posted on 10/24/2009 8:52:29 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Cicero

His is kind of like Clinton launching cruise missiles on supposed terrorist camps right right before the Impeachment Vote, to wag the dog and get everyone’s mind on something else.


39 posted on 10/24/2009 8:52:36 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Election Nite 2010: The Difference beween "Yeahhh! We Did It!!!" and "Oh well. See you in the camps")
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To: Balding_Eagle
Further down in the article:
Feng cautioned their model was "very simple," and noted that the pair had to make a lot of assumptions to get a result.

"You have to be careful about following the prediction of the study," said Feng.

And yet, they issued a dramatic press release anyway.
40 posted on 10/24/2009 8:53:39 AM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (Two blogs for the price of none!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Road test for some components of his plan for martial law?


41 posted on 10/24/2009 8:53:59 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: Cicero
ram Government Health Care through without the usual discussion—perhaps with just a 50 vote majority.

Well, then, from now on, every flu deaths or any unexplained deaths could be blamed on swine flu by MSM until Zero gets his health bill.

42 posted on 10/24/2009 8:54:58 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (LUV DIC -- L,U,V-shaped recession, Depression, Inflation, Collapse)
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To: albie
There are quite a few kids that are out sick with the flu in both of my daughters schools.

When I hear of high absentee rates lately, I can't help but wonder how many are really "sick enough" (in traditional terms) to stay home, and how many are cowed by the media's constant exhortations to stay home if you have a cough or a sniffle . . .

In any case, I saw on a medical site (forget which) that the swine flu is contagious a full day before symptons appear.

43 posted on 10/24/2009 8:55:00 AM PDT by maryz
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To: goldstategop
Swine flu? Its the end of the world!

Yep and the end of of the world will be worse than the end of the world was back in the '70's when it ended because of Swine flu!

44 posted on 10/24/2009 8:55:16 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama has declared swine flu a "national emergency," the White House said Saturday, as the United States reels from millions of cases of infection and over 1,000 deaths.

Just breaking on Fox News as well...

Obama delares a "national emergency" because of... whatever.

Exactly as many FReepers here predicted.

46 posted on 10/24/2009 8:55:47 AM PDT by nutmeg (Obamunism is destroying America)
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To: BuffaloJack

now, if ONLY BHO would stay at the White House for a week! He walks out, gives a little blurred speech on his way to Air Force 1 to jet off for the day.

Walk the Walk, Prez.....YOU stay home a week, haaa!


47 posted on 10/24/2009 8:55:49 AM PDT by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: opentalk
That's exactly right.

The White House on Saturday said Obama signed a proclamation that would allow medical officials to bypass certain federal requirements. Officials described the move as similar to a declaration ahead of a hurricane making landfall.

So...what does that mean exactly?


49 posted on 10/24/2009 8:56:30 AM PDT by khnyny (Too much power in too few hands is never a good thing.)
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To: jazminerose
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has declared swine flu a "national emergency," the White House said Saturday, as the United States reels from millions of cases of infection and over 1,000 deaths. The emergency declaration, signed by the president late Friday, enhances the ability of medical treatment facilities to handle a spike in influenza A(H1N1) patients by allowing them to implement emergency plans thanks to federal requirement waivers.
50 posted on 10/24/2009 8:56:34 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Election Nite 2010: The Difference beween "Yeahhh! We Did It!!!" and "Oh well. See you in the camps")
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