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SIGNIFICANT INCREASED RISK OF PANDEMIC, BUT NOT FOREGONE CONCLUSION--SIREN ALERT ON DRUDGE
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Posted on 04/27/2009 1:43:18 PM PDT by pillut48

No story/source yet--is this about Mexico? Or America? Or is it a global warning??

Whatever it might be, it seems the military may be taking over the streets before too long, using this sudden 'pandemic' as an excuse?!


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: captaintripps; chimeraflu; flu; influenza; mexicanflu; mexicanswineflu; mexiflu; pandemic; swineflu
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To: Man50D

Brit Hume thought it was much ado and made the comment that it seemed like something to distract.


81 posted on 04/27/2009 3:59:44 PM PDT by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: exnavy

Might be a way for Obama to rush through his HHS Secretary nominee...since they are urgently pushing that there is nobody there in the seat doing anything.

Which is false...the old Bush people are still in the HHS offices.


82 posted on 04/27/2009 4:06:08 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (An oath to a liar is no oath at all)
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To: LibertyRocks
I really wish they’d call it something more descriptive, or different something like perhaps; Mexican Avian/Swine Flu or something (to denote the first appearance and highest concentration, and seemingly highest fatality rate’s geographic location, as well as including the Avian signifier to differentiate between the naturally occurring Swine Flu Viruses that are NOT capable of Human-Human transmission, and are common among people who have close contact with live infected pigs for whatever reason, and this particular Virus.

THEY NEED TO CALL IT WHAT IT IS: A genetically-engineered retrovirus or RNA virus that was created in a lab by combining human influenza, avian flu, and swine flu.

83 posted on 04/27/2009 4:08:03 PM PDT by Polarik (Forgeries are forever)
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To: Man50D

Never thought of that, your reply does have weight.


84 posted on 04/27/2009 4:09:13 PM PDT by freebird5850 (O-Bomba is not the Messia. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
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To: Polarik

What makes you think that???


85 posted on 04/27/2009 4:11:35 PM PDT by StolarStorm
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To: pillut48

I think that this incident along with our high unemployment numbers, will kill any chances in the dems/rinos in passing amnesty.

There is a silver lining in every cloud.


86 posted on 04/27/2009 4:24:29 PM PDT by TMA62 (TMA62)
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To: Retired Chemist
FNC just reported that the threat has been upped to level 4 with the worst being level 6.

Wonder how much they are not telling us.

87 posted on 04/27/2009 4:36:35 PM PDT by tc45a
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To: LibertyRocks

Well put.

Thanks.

ALSO BREATHING 6-8 SECONDS IN AND 6-8 SECONDS OUT FOR 30-90 SECONDS WILL CALM YOU DOWN.

Doesn’t have to be deep . . . just slow. Changes the chemistry in your brain toward relaxation.

Relaxation and anxiety are opposites.


88 posted on 04/27/2009 4:46:12 PM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: pillut48

As far as that goes, they would never have IMAGEINED that anyone would hijck three planes and run them into buildings.


89 posted on 04/27/2009 4:48:31 PM PDT by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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To: cripplecreek

I’m calling this Manbirdpig flu.


90 posted on 04/27/2009 4:50:28 PM PDT by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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To: ichabod1

I’m calling bullshit on the whole phony story.

Just more more excuse for the Internationalist cabal to increase their power.


91 posted on 04/27/2009 4:53:52 PM PDT by Yankee
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To: cripplecreek

Because they’re reporting 1600 cases and 100 deaths. That’s clearly an under-reporting, trying to keep people clam. But it’s very stupid, because if that were true it would mean that manbirdpig as a 6.25 mortality rate. 1918 Spanish flu had 2.5%, worst the world has ever seen. A rate of 1% would mean there are 10,000 cases. So, the only thing we can know about the numbers is that what we’re getting isn’t true.


92 posted on 04/27/2009 4:55:05 PM PDT by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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To: Buckeye McFrog
in the 1970’s they prepared us for almost two years for a Swine Flu pandemic that never came (and for which the vaccine killed far more than the flu).

which is why they need to be careful. Anytime you innoculate large numbers of people there will be a small percentage that will have an adverse reaction and die. The media will advertize the dozens that die and the public not understanding this will panic and not take the shots.

93 posted on 04/27/2009 5:01:41 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: tc45a

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2237554/posts

Just sayin’


94 posted on 04/27/2009 5:04:52 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012!)
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To: Bushbacker1

U.S. Slow to Learn of Mexico Flu
Canadian Officials Knew of Rare Strain Before Americans Did

By David Brown

Sunday, April 26, 2009

U.S. public health officials did not know about a growing outbreak of swine flu in Mexico until nearly a week after that country started invoking protective measures, and didn’t learn that the deaths were caused by a rare strain of the influenza until after Canadian officials did.

Good time line for mexico at link...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/25/AR2009042501335.html


95 posted on 04/27/2009 5:05:31 PM PDT by DvdMom
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To: All; Polarik; Izzy_Box; Quix; LucyT; null and void; Joya
I agree, I can't logically understand how something could've mutated so quickly - espeically with the wide geographic range of the strains - and combined and in the process made the jump from animal-to-human, to human-to-human transmission so quickly either. I'd honestly LOVE for someone to prove me wrong in my understanding of how viruses can mutate, and how this could've happened besides the cliche of some geneticist screwing around in some lab somewhere... [Well, to be completely honest either that or GOD. -- just saying...]

As for what we should call this disease, I thought the following made a lot of sense...

My 17-year-old daughter [FReeper Izzy_Box] suggested a "short" name for this new flu would be the "CHIMERA FLU".

I think it's short, "catchy" (no pun intended), and correctly identifies is as a genetically altered virus that combines at LEAST 4 different known viruses, and can be transferred from human-to-human.

Just some suggestions to share...

One more thing... I read early yesterday when I started reading some of these articles a post that said one of the first identified victims of this disease that died was a Pakistani (can't remember if he was a tourist, or lived there, or what...). That could mean something, or nothing, but if anyone knows the article or post I'm talking about, could they send me, or post the link to it, please? :)
96 posted on 04/27/2009 5:08:10 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: pillut48

The who just raised the alert level and mexico’s response well this will continue to spread...

http://bluelori.blogspot.com/2009/04/who-has-raised-altert-to-4.html


97 posted on 04/27/2009 5:11:39 PM PDT by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: umgud
Level 6 allows them to confiscate firearms I'll bet.

From my cold dead hands, perhaps...

98 posted on 04/27/2009 5:15:04 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

ping...


99 posted on 04/27/2009 5:17:19 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: pillut48

No need to worry, the government will soon have it under control!


100 posted on 04/27/2009 5:19:33 PM PDT by vigilante2 (Don't tread on me)
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