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 Post subject: Swine FluTracker
PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 11:07 pm 
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I've been working on this project for the past week, thought you'd like to see it. Full site here: http://flutracker.rhizalabs.com

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 Post subject: Re: Swine FluTracker
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 5:13 am 
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Janet Napolitano :
"What the epidemiologists are seeing now with this particular strain of H1N1 is that the severity of the disease, the severity of the flu -- how sick you get -- is not stronger than regular seasonal flu"


Kinda a waste of time, eh?

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 Post subject: Re: Swine FluTracker
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 7:35 pm 
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Not so long as there are folks who give a schnit.

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 Post subject: Re: Swine FluTracker
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And a news media playing it up as something it apparently isn't.

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 Post subject: Re: Swine FluTracker
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You guys don't get it... the issue isn't how many people are getting it now, but how it will mix in with the other flu strains for our normal flu season in the fall/winter. Go back and check out the site now, as the numbers of people in the USA who have it are climbing rapidly. Yes, the severity of the flu is not as intense as, say, avian flu, but it is highly, highly contagious.

The "perfect storm" of flu is to have this strain mix with the "normal" flu, which currently kills 36,000 Americans every year in the fall (which is what many doctors are predicting will happen) and then you have a very contagious flu that mixes with a more severe flu. That packs a pretty hefty punch.

While you all think everyone is hyping this, it is essential that scientists understand how this flu spreads and in what patterns, so that if a more serious (ie: recombined) strain comes along, we as a society know how to react and where to attempt to head it off. I believe that the media has not actually talked about this enough, as is indicated by all of the cases that are being reported late in their cycle.

Go check http://flutracker.rhizalabs.com and see how it has been spreading over the past week. This is way bigger than some invention of the media.

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 Post subject: Re: Swine FluTracker
PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 11:24 am 
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Oh yes of course... Smithfield’s Swine Flu.

    Globalization means big US. corporate bacon farms moved to Mexico where you can get cheap, desperate labour - and where the poor, powerless residents can't sue you for the horrific stench and disease produced by the pig manure swamps.

    Practices of the meat industry constitute a threat to humanity.





Smithfield’s Swine Flu Virus Could Exterminate Millions

    How infuriating to find the World Health Organization (WHO) eagerly complies (as does the USA meatia in their hopes of hiding the truth and ultimate solutions) at the request of Smithfield Foods - their fellow corpse-munchers who work so hard abusing their privilege of life on this planet by “harvesting” pigs.

    The gall of Smithfield Foods—responsible for the Smithfield’s Swine Flu Virus which could exterminate millions in the coming year/approaching flu season this fall—to even suggest a change in the name of the disease they created in their own USA owned Mexican industrialized shops of horrors.
    (read more)


Here is a good one related to Smithfield’s Swine Flu.

    The major killers of humanity throughout recent history—-smallpox, influenza, tuberculosis, malaria, bubonic plague, measles, cholera, and AIDS—are all infectious diseases of animals. I pray that mad cow disease will come to this country and completely wipe out the hamburger criminalsGeorge Carlin (source)

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 Post subject: Re: Swine FluTracker
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I'm wondering: Was George Carlin a vegan?


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 Post subject: Re: Swine FluTracker
PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 6:05 pm 
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josh knauer wrote:
You guys don't get it...


I get it fine and quite frankly don't have a problem with less people in the world. The process by which that happens is, of course, always regrettable, but the end result pans out better for the planet and whoever's left. :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Swine FluTracker
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But, but, Ante. Isn't that what your kind wants? Something to eradicate humans from the face of the Earth so your precious little critters can reign free and have their humanistic rights preserved for all time?

Heck, I would think you'd be crawling atop a soap box to spread the word about how to infect even more people ...

P.S.: Does this mean now you are going to flood this forum with your rhetoric, too?

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 Post subject: Re: Swine FluTracker
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 3:29 pm 
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Ante quoted..............
I pray that mad cow disease will come to this country and completely wipe out the hamburger criminals – George Carlin (source

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To even think that someone could spout such evil nauseates me.

The best physician I had.....and who saved my life BTW..... was the father of a daughter who suffered terribly with the human version of the disease. He resigned so he could care for her 24/7 until she died abt 2 years later.
He then committed suicide.

People who flippantly or otherwise wish such disasters on the World are not fit to live...or even call themselves human beings IMO.


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 Post subject: Re: Swine FluTracker
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Ante's trolling, J. He's fishing for a response, so he can therein claim how awful we all are to do so.

My guess, offhand, is that he'll now claim he's just quoting Carlin, so he's good to go, since all he did was post it. Not REALLY his thought, at all, don't ya know. :wink:


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Iowanic wrote:
Ante Bozanich wrote:
Here is a good one related to Smithfield’s Swine Flu.

    The major killers of humanity throughout recent history—-smallpox, influenza, tuberculosis, malaria, bubonic plague, measles, cholera, and AIDS—are all infectious diseases of animals. I pray that mad cow disease will come to this country and completely wipe out the hamburger criminalsGeorge Carlin (source)

I'm wondering: Was George Carlin a vegan?


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Ante's trolling, J. He's fishing for a response, so he can therein claim how awful we all are to do so.


I think George Carlin might have been into human flesh and guts. He would spice it up with black humor and satire. However, people whose minds are full of hate and no much else, who take every opportunity to personally attack those who they do not like, wouldn't understand this.

Without grapes there is no wine, without maggots there is no flies, without babies there are no adults, without swine influenza virus (SIV) there wouldn't have come about new strain of influenza A virus subtype H1N1.

    Dr. Michael Greger, author of Bird Flu: A Virus of Our Own Hatching presents some very startling facts which explains what mankind has changed over the last few centuries to put us at risk of a major pandemic. Its not a matter of IF, but a matter of WHEN this pandemic will strike.



    CNN's Anderson Cooper Breaking News: Mexico's Swine Flu Outbreak Spreads To United States - 04/24/09



    In this video, Dr. Joe Bresee with the CDC Influenza Division describes swine flu - its signs and symptoms, how it's transmitted, medicines to treat it, steps people can take to protect themselves from it, and what people should do if they become ill.


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 Post subject: Re: Swine FluTracker
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Iowanic wrote:
Ante's trolling, J. He's fishing for a response, so he can therein claim how awful we all are to do so.

My guess, offhand, is that he'll now claim he's just quoting Carlin, so he's good to go, since all he did was post it. Not REALLY his thought, at all, don't ya know. :wink:


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I gave up ages ago bothering to try to understand Ante or any of his acolytes.
Their messages have long since lost their freshness or potency....rather like the food the freegans scavenge in the dumpsters they frequent.


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 Post subject: Re: Swine FluTracker
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And, if Ante and those like him are so "in" to the decimation of mankind, why set a good example by starting with themselves?

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josh knauer wrote:
You guys don't get it... the issue isn't how many people are getting it now, but how it will mix in with the other flu strains for our normal flu season in the fall/winter. Go back and check out the site now, as the numbers of people in the USA who have it are climbing rapidly. Yes, the severity of the flu is not as intense as, say, avian flu, but it is highly, highly contagious.

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While you all think everyone is hyping this, it is essential that scientists understand how this flu spreads and in what patterns, so that if a more serious (ie: recombined) strain comes along, we as a society know how to react and where to attempt to head it off. I believe that the media has not actually talked about this enough, as is indicated by all of the cases that are being reported late in their cycle.

Go check http://flutracker.rhizalabs.com and see how it has been spreading over the past week. This is way bigger than some invention of the media.

-josh


It's all I hear about these days - television, radio, newspaper, work, home ..... I can't seem to get away so i'm wondering how the media could possibly talk about it anymore than it is.

How do other flu strains recombine? I'm sure they've done some mixing in the past? I mean, I get that scientists need to track it and understand it as much as possible but it does seem hyped. Maybe I am de-sensitized, especailly when the killer bees failed to show up! Not being sarcastic here, just wondering ....

And Josh? ... it's genesis? your insights?


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