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Canadiana Donating Member (182 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:36 AM
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War....what war?? What hurricane? What gigantic earthquake??
Edited on Sun Oct-09-05 09:38 AM by Canadiana
Bird flu! Bird Flu! We're all gonna die!! We're all gonna die!! For the love of god we're ALL GOING TO DIE.

Sorry I just had to say that. Let this post die if you like ...I just can't believe how many people are up in arms over avian flu...it blows my mind.
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TallahasseeGrannie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:39 AM
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1. Cable TV
All flu all the time.

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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:39 AM
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2. I agree with you 100%
Just another daily dose of the fear factor. This one will enrich the drug companies. Until people realize that the only philosophical truth that is guaranteed is death, they will allow others to scare the hell out of them. Fugg the fear-mongers.
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Island Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:40 AM
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3. Well you have a point
We're all going to die.
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nolabels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 10:06 AM
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10. And anotther point is we are all still living
Matt Groening
By Alan Paul

"Life in Hell"

Matt Groening--creator and mastermind behind The Simpsons--gives a behind-the-scenes look at the evolution of America's favorite dysfunctional TV family and expounds on the horrors of being a comic book publisher.

Once upon a time, in the not-too-distant past, Matt Groening was a fairly despondent young man. An aspiring music journalist working in a record store, Groening struggled to adapt to life in smoggy, cocaine-infested Los Angeles, where he had recently moved from the friendly confines of Portland, Oregon. To express his frustrations and fears, Groening began drawing cartoons which he sent to friends as letters. The Comic's running title -- `Life in Hell' -- pretty much summed up his situation. Groening's friends thought the cartoons, starting a scared rabbit named Binky and filled with bitter wit and pungent insight, were pretty damned funny and told him so. Thus encouraged, the amateur cartoonist printed up a zine of his strips, which he threw on the shelf alongside the punk magazines at the record store where he worked.

That was in 1977. By the following year, `Life in Hell' had been picked up by the LA Weekly, the city's alternative newspaper. Groening soon developed a rabid local following and the strip slowly spread to alternative news weeklies throughout the country. By 1986, `Life In Hell' was carried in a host of papers nationwide and had even spawned several books. That year, television producer James Brooks approached Groening about Binky, Akbar, Jeff and other `Life In Hell' characters for hort spots on Fox-TV's Tracy Ullman Show. Though Groening was very interested, he was also hesitant.

"I had never done animation before and I had a thriving career as a weekly comic strip artist with `Life In Hell'," he explains. "I was afraid that the experiment in animation might fail and I didn't want to subject my own characters to that failure, so I created new characters."

Of course, Groening's experiment in animation did not fail. By January, 1990, the Ullman show was cancelled, while the the cartoonist's new characters -- a family called the Simpsons -- had a show of their own. Today, six years later, every character on the most popular animated show in television history is a cultural icon. Bart, the only Simpson not named after a member of Groening's real family (it's simply a reworking of the word "Brat"), has become the patron saint of all juvenile delinquents, past, present and future.
(snip)
http://www.snpp.com/other/interviews/groening95.html
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:41 AM
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4. nurse in denver doing two hospitals.... she didnt know about it.
30 years experience. the go to nurse. asked to work in another hospital too. she does two hospitals and they are not saying oh know the bird flu, we are gonna die. she hasnt even heard of it. i laughed, told her, if bush is going to bring in the military, you would think he would actually alert the hospitals to the crisis
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Missy M Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:41 AM
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5. It does mine too - it seems every year we hear the same old rhetoric..
so people rush to get the flu vaccine which probably doesn't work against it but sure puts alot of cold hard cash in the hands of the pharmaceutical industry.
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StClone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:48 AM
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6. You must be aware
That many nations are on high alert concerning the Avian flu...it sounds funny but it has the potential for a huge loss of life. Add the Tsunami, Iraq Invasion, Katrina plus the earth quakes deaths to those in the recent landslide and together they'll be a pimple compared to the "potential" for death with this virus.

Planing for disaster makes sense.
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pretzel4gore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:55 AM
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8. oh c'mon, if i was god i'd exterminate it all!
insulting my son like that, making his name synonomous with hideous cruelty and grunting stupidity!....damn humanity! (ok, i'll redo it, but this time NO BUSHES! just trees....)
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 09:49 AM
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7. Tell me about it.
Welcome to DU, by the way. :hi:
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mtnsnake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 10:05 AM
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9. Bush has been diagnosed with Dutch Elm Disease, & the bird flu will be
nothing compared to that if Bush isn't put into isolation immediately. If the bird flu doesn't get us, look out for the dastardly Dutch Elm Disease.
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