It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע


How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

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26 April 2009

Important Flu Info

According to a report that aired on NPR yesterday, the flu in Mexico is killing in a similar pattern as the 1918 flu. The majority of the people who succumbed were relatively young and healthy while the elderly and the very young often survived. You would think just the opposite would be true. Research has been showing that it was not the 1918 virus itself that killed, it was the body's nuclear response that killed. The filling of lungs with fluid and other immune responses did the dirty work. Ironically, people with healthier immune systems died.

Right now it is inconclusive as to whether this pattern is recurring or whether the elderly and young in Mexico received a modicum of protection from this year's flu shot.

Keep your ear to the ground and keep in mind that those who are telling you to strengthen your immune system may be giving you lethal advice.

One thing we know for sure is that Janet Napoleon isn't doing jack shit. The Mexican border is still open. Flights are still coming in from Mexico. And the Resident is playing golf. Seriously, the asshole played golf today. Fuck you Obama! Thanks Diamond Tiger for giving me another reason to tell the Resident to go fuck himself.

This is what a President would do. Shut down the border with Mexico. Shut down all flights. Anyone in this country who recently traveled from Mexico should be quarantined as should anyone who came in contact with them. American nationals in Mexico should be brought home and quarantined or quarantined in Mexico at the government's expense. That's how you respond to this crisis rather than letting it potentially spread...unless you want as many people infected as possible.

14 comments:

Logistics Monster said...

You are most welcome and I cannot await the day that we are completely rid of this administration and all their frakkin' lackeys in big banking and big corporations.

You know they are doing this on purpose.

AAARRRRRGHGHGHG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

workingclass artist said...

I read that it's the same strain as the 1918 strain. I live in Texas & I wish they would shut down the border too. Some JERK at a northern university said that it couldn't be contained now and to try to do so would just be Political..Sheeesh!
( Wanna bet he's a Democrat? )
Looked up the "Spanish " Flu Pandemic of 1918 - 1919 on WIKI...Good Info there as well as the CDC site. BBC has good coverage and now someone has put up a Google Flu Map.
Thanks for the updates Shtuey...You Rock!

RedDragon62 said...

There have also been some cases of this "Flu" reported in Canada. Would you suggest shutting the border, stopping flights and quarantining Canadians?

Just asking.

lililam said...

shtuey, when I first heard of the 1918 Pandemic a few years ago, I was shocked that I had never heard of it before. It decimated more people that WWI and the statistics were probably conflated with WWI casualties, because as you say the fatalities were heavily tipped in favor of young adults. In addition, many thought the War made the Pandemic worse because of troop movements. It is interesting that some forms of cancer actually do worse if the immune system is too healthy as well, as you can be feeding the diseased cells as much as the cancerous ones (do not take this as medical advice!).

swanspirit said...

I was hoping they might have quarantined him in Mexico after the guy whose hand he shook died ... but he left too fast ...

lililam said...

woops- I meant healthy ones

lililam said...

swanny- he's out spreading it around at the golf course.

swanspirit said...

LOL Lililiam .. I have no doubt he is

in the meantime here is the CDC site for swine flu and they keep it updated so you can check back

http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/

Shtuey said...

Red Dragon; if there are cases appearing in Canada then yes, same procedure for Canada, and any other country with effected populations. Until the nature of the virus is none, and an effective set of anti-virals are put into effect, halting travel to and from countries with effected populations is an intelligent precaution that other nations seem to be taking while the Resident plays golf.

Should I assume from your snark that you think I'm prejudiced against Mexicans or something? Just asking.

swanspirit said...

There is now at least one case in Canada ...

navyvet48 said...

swan: There are six suspected cases in Canada --- four in Nova Scotia at a school and two in British Columbia...and yes FU! to the president!

Mary Ellen said...

After I watched that news conference with Janet Napolean, I felt ill...and it wasn't the flu. Her attitude regarding this serious issue is really scary. I wonder if we are attacked again, 9/11 style, if she will continue to allow flights in the air while it's happening? Maybe just flights from Mexico...after all, we don't want to upset the Mexican government, do we?
Ugh...

Mary Ellen said...

Janet Napolean just said on another news conference that she didn't think it was necessary to close the borders of Mexico because we don't have enough flu cases in the U.S, to warrant it. I guess it has to be a full out pandemic and thousands dead before they take the proper precautions.

This sure is looking more and more like Obama's Katrina. Incompetent Homeland Security head and a Prez who's busy on "vacation" (i.e. golfing) to do anything.

From what I could tell, Obama is steering clear of the media regarding this issue. He's too busy "concentrating on the economy" to bother with such things as people dying of the flu.

Oh, and Fox news just put up some numbers of what it will cost our country (financially) if this flu breaks out in huge proportions. Maybe then Obama will have even MORE bad economy to concentrate on!

Or...maybe this was his plan all along, the more dead people, the more job openings! What a plan, eh?

Shtuey said...

Pampers' Katrina...let's hope it doesn't get to that point. Just keep washing your hands everyone.

So, how many flu cases does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll Center of Tushy Obama's brain?

The world may never know.

I think the reason he doesn't actually do anything is that he watches West Wing on DVD and thinks Jed Bartlett is President.

God I am sick and tired of this country constantly being fucked over by its "leaders," and the stupid idiots that keep electing these assholes over and over again.

If the choice is between evil and evil, stop voting morons! Let them fight it out with pointed sticks.