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Name: Harvey the Rabbit
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Nixon was a fucking crook. As a teenager I marched on the UN in 1982 with a million other people demanding we get rid of the threat of nuclear weapons hanging over our heads. Since then I've worked to get Democrats elected like John Aristotle Phillips, known as the A-Bomb Kid when he ran for Congress against Stuart McKinney in CT in the 80's (we lost twice) through the Obama campaign in 2008 and 2012. I want to legalize cannabis, reform our prison for profit system, cut our military budget, get out of Afghanistan and push solar energy panels into every building in the USA.

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Is This a Pandemic Being Born?

Source: Foreign Policy

Here's how it would happen. Children playing along an urban river bank would spot hundreds of grotesque, bloated pig carcasses bobbing downstream. Hundreds of miles away, angry citizens would protest the rising stench from piles of dead ducks and swans, their rotting bodies collecting by the thousands along river banks. And three unrelated individuals would stagger into three different hospitals, gasping for air. Two would quickly die of severe pneumonia and the third would lay in critical condition in an intensive care unit for many days. Government officials would announce that a previously unknown virus had sickened three people, at least, and killed two of them. And while the world was left to wonder how the pigs, ducks, swans, and people might be connected, the World Health Organization would release deliberately terse statements, offering little insight.
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It reads like a movie plot -- I should know, as I was a consultant for Steven Soderbergh's Contagion. But the facts delineated are all true, and have transpired over the last six weeks in China. The events could, indeed, be unrelated, and the new virus, a form of influenza denoted as H7N9, may have already run its course, infecting just three people and killing two.

Or this could be how pandemics begin.

On March 10, residents of China's powerhouse metropolis, Shanghai, noticed some dead pigs floating among garbage flotsam in the city's Huangpu River. The vile carcasses appeared in Shanghai's most important tributary of the mighty Yangtze, a 71-mile river that is edged by the Bund, the city's main tourist area, and serves as the primary source of drinking water and ferry travel for the 23 million residents of the metropolis and its millions of visitors. The vision of a few dead pigs on the surface of the Huangpu was every bit as jarring for local Chinese as porcine carcasses would be for French strolling the Seine, Londoners along the Thames, or New Yorkers looking from the Brooklyn Bridge down on the East River.

Read more: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/04/01/is_this_a_pandemic_being_born_china_pigs_virus?page=0,0

This is scary stuff.

North Korea is the optional war the Pentagon really wants, not one with Iran.

a war with North Korea will let them use air power, ground troops and tanks just like an old fashioned conventional war.
It's the kind of war the Pentagon loves and wants badly to conduct.
They have the toys and are like junkies with a syringe full of drugs.
They are going to try to use sooner or later.

Preacher and public idiot Mike Huckabee says gay marriage is like lowering a basketball hoop

from 10 feet tall down to 6 feet.
No Mike, the correct analogy is that gay marriage let's everyone on the court to play the game.

A grasshopper walks into a bar...

And the bartender says "We have a drink named after you."

The grasshopper replies "You have a drink named Irving?"

So the sports fans out there understand what's going on at the Vatican:

The Cardinals have a first round draft pick and they are going for the best "all round Pope" because he needs to play both offense and defense.

The Conclave of Cardinals is gathering in the Vatican today to select the next


Thanks to Rand Paul I've lost all the investor funding for my Hellfire Missile Cafe chain.

If Rand Paul were President he'd be happy to use drone strikes against American citizens on US soil.

Rand's got a list of people he hates...
Just my humble opinion.

The Roberts/Scalia Supreme Court would vote 5-4 to re-institute slavery if they could....

the things they are saying today are fascist scary.

Bad economic news today: Pope unemployment now at at 100%

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