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Oct. 31st, 2005 @ 11:03 pm What?
Bird flu found in Canada.
It is really interesting to see the spin the TV media have put on this story. They are claiming that it has just shown up, rather than it was discovered this summer (of course, how else would it fit into their pandemic paranoia theme?) I think they meant to cut out the clip where the official indicated that 'bird flu in birds is not news'. Gee do you think the increased testing might have something to do with finding increased cases? They continue to publish reports indicating there is no pandemic, and no reason to panic, yet there have been no less than 3 stories on it in the past news hour.

The Gomery report is being released tomorrow. I'm seriously thinking of staying home from work just to get the scoop. This could be the end of the Martin's minority government. Maybe it's better if I just go to work and not even check the news, I don't even want to consider a fall election.

Apparently, if you want the truth about a political appointee, all you have to do is ask their mother. When Judge Alito's mother was asked about his stance on abortion, she replied, "Of course he's against abortion."

Halloween - the new Valentines Day?
Canadians are spending 1.1 billion dollars on Halloween this year. That compares to 3.3 billion in the US. Canadian population ~30 million, US pop. ~296 million. Why are we spending 3x as much per capita?
Who does she think she is?
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From:mikeinthemoment
Date:November 1st, 2005 02:47 pm (UTC)
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Bird Flu...we're all gonna...get the flu?
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From:neeroc
Date:November 1st, 2005 08:34 pm (UTC)
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Not just the flu - DEADLY KILLER PANDEMIC FLU *g*
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From:miss_kat_1968
Date:November 1st, 2005 03:41 pm (UTC)
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I was watching Nightline the other night and it was a town meeting from Houston with the mayor and other officials. When the host asked the mayor what the difference was between anthrax and avian flu, he didn't know. He was told that anthrax is not contagious, but the flu is. Also, the flu has the same first signs as anthrax; so, if someone comes down with the flu, and they think it's anthrax, there is a good chance they will be shipped to other hospitals to spread the epidemic. It's really good to hear our government is so on top of things. It makes me sleep well at night. ;)
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From:neeroc
Date:November 3rd, 2005 03:24 am (UTC)
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*sigh* Sounds similar to what they did when they had the outbreak of Legionnaires up here earlier this year - people started getting sick in a nursing home, so they shipped them to 7 different hospitals. Really, no common sense.
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From:neeroc
Date:November 3rd, 2005 03:25 am (UTC)

Part 2

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And that happened in Toronto! You think they would have learned after SARS.
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From:miss_kat_1968
Date:November 3rd, 2005 04:59 am (UTC)

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I thought of your Legionnaires post when I heard that quote. After being in Toronto, I would have figured they would be smarter than Houston. *sigh*

I suppose we have to get ourselves elected. The men just don't seem to be handeling this one too well. *g*
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