Skip to comments.Obama declares swine flu emergency
Posted on 10/24/2009 8:38:37 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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"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
He’s doing everything he can to distract everyone from the important issues like unemployment and Afghanistan.
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.
And the banning of fishy rumors...
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).
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”
Maybe not. It has not made a deadly mutation so far. For now, what interests me is what Barry can do with it politically.
That’s where my mind went, too.....Here we go.
And so it begins!
Sneeze into your sleeve or face jail time.
and increasing unemployment is the strategy to fight swine flu - keep people out of factories and offices...
“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”
I still will not be distracted from what you crooks in the white house are doing to our beloved country.
Nice try, village idiot!
This gives him emergency powers, to shut down Fox News.
Are you armed? Can you really be forced to do anything?
This BoZo will say and do ANYTHING to get his name on the front page....
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.
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."
We are are more endangered by the big deficit pig flu in Washington. See tag line...
ANOTHER “Manufactured Crisis!”
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.
Next Step in the master plan is Martial Law.
This will be used as a tool to restrict movement and speech.
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?
This is a "teachable moment" where the stakes are not so high that we can afford to use it to our advantage.
Smokin’ Joe I’m pinging your list , & some other freepers to this new article thread .
Obama declares swine flu emergency
With over 1,000 deaths, if President Bush was in office everyone would have been his fault and on the tv 24 x 7
What were the stats of October 1918?
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.
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??
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.
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?”
Rut roh. Here it comes. Gird your loins.
His excuse for even more power grabbing.
I just do not trust this government, alway seems to be hidden agenda
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
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.
Feng cautioned their model was "very simple," and noted that the pair had to make a lot of assumptions to get a result.And yet, they issued a dramatic press release anyway.
"You have to be careful about following the prediction of the study," said Feng.
Road test for some components of his plan for martial law?
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.
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.
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!
Just breaking on Fox News as well...
Obama delares a "national emergency" because of... whatever.
Exactly as many FReepers here predicted.
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!
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