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Ufomammut Donating Member (576 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:12 AM
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DOD & Flu Oddities: A "Useful" Epidemic?
Very disturbing. Make sure to scroll down to the long list of "mysterious deaths" of scientists and specialists whose studies pertain to this field.
http://www.legitgov.org/flu_oddities.html

DoD Officials Prepare for Possible Pandemic:
http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Mar2006/20060301_4353.h...
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SheilaT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:31 AM
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1. There's nothing particularly new on that site, but
it does put just about everything about the avian flu in one place, which is helpful.

My local Unitarian church does a monthly movie, and last month it was the showing of "Influenza 1918" which was made in 1918 for PBS's "American Experience". It's an interesting film, and if you didn't catch it when it was originally shown on TV, which I had, it's worth buying, renting, or checking out of your library if they have it.

However, one of the things that comes out in that film, in case you're not particularly aware of it, is that ever since 1918 there's been a fear that there would be another such world-wide pandemic of a similar virulence and mortality. The question to ask is why has that never happened?

Here's what I think: There were circumstances unique to WWI which allowed the 1918 flu to become so virulent and to spread the way it did. Those conditions: farm boys with little immunity to disease of any kind being crammed together in unsanitary army camps and then shipped around the country and across the ocean are simply conditions not likely to be repeated. And to invoke the boogyman of airline travel which moves people around the world in a matter of hours overlooks the numbers involved in the troop movements of 1918.

More importantly, it may be in the best interests of government to keep people worried about a highly unlikely event such as bird flu making the jump from birds to people while convincing us that affordable health care for all is much to expensive although paying millions every day to invade and occupy other countries is affordable and in our best interest.
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QuettaKid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:37 AM
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2. Is this the first time you have heard about the weird rash of deaths
involving microbiologists? It was all over the interwebs the past couple of years.
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Ufomammut Donating Member (576 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:41 AM
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3. No
I'm new to this forum, and realize that many of these things have likely been brought up before, however...

Yes, a few years ago there was a website called "Where have all the scientists gone?" ...can't seem to find it now. Either way though, it's important to get people thinking outside the propagandistic framework so larger number will question these dire matters, which only appear to "make no sense" on the surface.
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Minnesota Libra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:44 AM
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4. OMG, this is truly effing scary - EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS STUFF nt
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stop the bleeding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:20 AM
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5. Welcome to DU Ufomammut! and good post
:toast:
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:28 AM
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6. I saw the devil himself on TV saying how much experience they had in
dealing with "this sort of thing," just yesterday. Had horns and a goat beard.
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:22 PM
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7. Excellent compilation ... Thanks for posting it. and welcome to DU.
:hi:
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