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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: AmericanInTokyo

Really? Even in America people die all the time - including from the flu. Tens of thousands die every year during flu season. H1N1 is nothing special.

BTW, we and other countries murder thousands of people on our respective soils every day and not too many think that much about it. It’s called abortion.


86 posted on 10/24/2009 9:05:02 AM PDT by achilles2000 (Shouting "fire" in a burning building is doing everyone a favor...whether they like it or not)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

You cannot seriously be this stupid. Please use sarcasm tags!


153 posted on 10/24/2009 9:22:13 AM PDT by omega4179
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Something is wrong when 1,000 DEAD AMERICANS

People die every day. You can look it up.

195 posted on 10/24/2009 9:37:11 AM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Lance Corporal is in Iraq.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I really hope you were sarcastic when you said that

this is NO emergency in any real terms


202 posted on 10/24/2009 9:39:48 AM PDT by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Oh, you meant MEXICAN Flu, I got ya, had to scroll back! :)


208 posted on 10/24/2009 9:40:37 AM PDT by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Something is wrong when 1,000 DEAD AMERICANS on American soil in the short span of a few months is no big deal.

millions of cases of infection and over 1,000 deaths

Personally, I DON'T think its a big deal. The number of deaths per number of cases is a very, very, very small mortality rate. The only reason this has any significance at all is the rate at which this pig flu is spreading and the attention it is being given by this administration.

Here's another thought for you: everybody that was home sick last week were probably working yesterday and everybody sick today will likely be back to work next week.......

If I were still working but not sick this would give me an opportunity to call in sick.....then if I did get sick in the future I could just blame it on a relapse......LOL!

242 posted on 10/24/2009 9:57:08 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Who's your Long Legged MacDaddy?)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
From http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/disease.htm

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

Math isn't my strong point, but doesn't that mean that an average of 3000 die per month? How is 1000 over a span of a few months worse?

252 posted on 10/24/2009 10:01:31 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
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.

you're kidding right?

Do you have any idea how many people die each year? For ALL reasons.

How about educating yourself and looking up how many people die in automobile accidents daily in this country ... or by week or by month.

How many die of pneumonia? Every wonder.

This is the biggest scam I've ever witnessed. It's the G#d D#mn Flu for crying out loud. It's no worse than any of the others I've seen and it kills old people, the very young and immunocompromised (cancer, AIDs, cardiac) patients like all the other bad respiratory infections do.

There is a reason for this clown to declare a national emergency. It's got to do with waivers for EMTALA or HIPAA regulations is what I'm thinking. Maybe a federalizing of the medical industry in order to "quell the emergency"

Something wicked this way comes............

286 posted on 10/24/2009 10:18:27 AM PDT by erman (Give a man a fire, warm him for one night. Set a man on fire, warm him for the rest of his life.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Something is wrong when 1,000 DEAD AMERICANS on American soil in the short span of a few months is no big deal.

Please understand...

Our nation has been conditioned to accept 4,400 BABIES A DAY being slaughtered.

What's 1,000 Americans every few months...

337 posted on 10/24/2009 10:47:59 AM PDT by politicket (1 1/2 million attended Obama's coronation - only 14 missed work!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Something is wrong when 1,000 DEAD AMERICANS on American soil in the short span of a few months is no big deal.

Nobody's saying it's not important. But it certainly does not fall under 'national emergency' territory, because if it did, then why shouldn't, for example, the 36,000!!!!! DEAD AMERICANS from non swine flu every year be called a national emergency? Not considering this kind of thing is really what is cavalier in a country.

What 0bama is doing is like crying 'wolf' every time a chihuahua barks and diminishing the importance of potential real national emergencies.

397 posted on 10/24/2009 11:25:02 AM PDT by Post Toasties (Conservatives allow the guilty to be executed but Lefties insist that the innocent be executed.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

How many die each flu season? Every year? Around 35 thousand isn’t it?


415 posted on 10/24/2009 11:38:52 AM PDT by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
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.

1000 Dead Americans will be the name of my rock band.

690 posted on 10/24/2009 4:48:45 PM PDT by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

“Something is wrong when 1,000 DEAD AMERICANS on American soil “

Not sure that I believe the number or that,if the number is real, that it was caused bu H1N1. 36K per year die of the flu in the US.


722 posted on 10/24/2009 6:12:26 PM PDT by Constitutional Patriot (Socialism is un-American.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
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.

Medical "mistakes" kill 400,000 people each year. Smoking kills around 400,000 annually. That's more than 2,000 people every day. Traffic deaths kill about 42,000 Americans annually. That's over 100 every day. The number dead from H1N1 isn't particularly unusual. It's just getting lots of focus. Look at how much time is lavished on a few sensational cases of missing children. The press makes a big splash for a few, while many more are kidnapped or killed and hardly noticed. It's press sensationalism. Obama's press.

761 posted on 10/24/2009 7:16:59 PM PDT by Myrddin
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