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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 11:09 AM
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White House: Lesser Bird Flu May Be Here (AP)
White House: Lesser Bird Flu May Be Here

The Associated Press
Monday, August 14, 2006; 10:46 AM

WASHINGTON -- Scientists have discovered the possible presence of bird flu
in wild mute swans in Michigan _ but it does not appear to be the worrisome,
highly pathogenic strain, the White House announced Monday.

"They believe it is a strain of low pathogenicity, similar to strains that have
been seen before in North America," White House spokesman Tony Snow said.

Testing is still being done to confirm the presence of the virus and its type,
officials said.

-snip-

Full article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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Sadie5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 11:13 AM
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1. Hm I wonder
What lab they talked into saying this is bird flu. I just have a hard time believing anything they say these days.
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 11:14 AM
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2. More terra. Our government is bound and determined to find a reason
for spending money on medicine to fight bird flu. Donald Rumsfeld, a member of the terra pack, is set to make a fortune on his investments if his cronies can find a way to justify spending millions on the medicine to combat bird flu. Of course, some studies show it doesn't really work on bird flu. How typical. Just another way today's GOP wastes our money and lies to us.

Rat Pack = Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop.

Terra Pack = George Bush, Dick Cheney, Condoleeza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld, Karl Rove.

At least the Rat Pack was talented... :eyes:
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 11:16 AM
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3. If I, as a private citizen, engaged in a conspiracy to create a hoax...
...that was supposed to terrify millions of people, I'd expect that I'd get arrested for it.

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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 11:48 AM
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4. Scaaaaary! But keep shopping everyone! Be Afraaaaaid!
But go about as normal or the flu germs will have won.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 11:51 AM
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5. This is not the H5N1 "Be Afraid" strain. It's the ordinary annoying
Edited on Mon Aug-14-06 11:52 AM by kestrel91316
costly poultry-producing-profit-eating strain.

Humans can relax. Foster Farms and Zacky might want to worry, however. And Tyson, of course.
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 12:31 PM
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6. Since nearly all flus originate with birds, that's a pretty safe bet.
But if it's not the H5N1 strain, it ain't the Bird Flu.
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Delphinus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 01:00 PM
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7. Ooh, that's a very good point.
I think the administration is pulling out all the stops to infect the populace with fear. I stopped being afraid after I had time to think about what really happened on 9-11.
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Sinti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 01:46 PM
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8. Flu happens.don't worry. Wash Your Hands.eat healthily.sleep.well :) n/t
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