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FedUpWithIt All Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:17 AM
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White House to hold special briefing on swine flu
Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and other administration officials will address a special White House briefing on the swine flu outbreak on Sunday, the White House said in a statement.

The White House said Napolitano would be joined at the 12:30 p.m. EDT briefing by Dr. Richard Besser, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and John Brennan, assistant to the president for Homeland Security.

The officials will give an update on the flu outbreak in the United States and the government's response, the statement said.

(Reporting by Ross Colvin, editing by Patricia Zengerle)

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE53P12U20090426
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jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:28 AM
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1. Given the speed with which information is transmitted via Internet, what value are WH briefings? nt
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:41 AM
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3. U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will release a statement
"It is not a terrorist biological attack". in the first five minutes if not the first five sentences of camera's going live.


just a hunch bc the conspiracy crowd likes to feed a Cold...starve a fever....but buy into a flu bug virus created by the NWO

LOL

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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:56 PM
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8. Not everyone uses the Internet to get their news
And those who do aren't necessarily that good at it. Most of that information transmitted via the Internet is going to be lie-laced email forwards or the major networks' coverage.
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jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:11 PM
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11. Understand and of course WH announcements are always true.
:sarcasm:
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:13 PM
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12. Feel free to point out where I said that (nt)
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jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:16 PM
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13. Understand and WH releases are not "lie-laced email forwards or the major networks' coverage."
Have a nice day, :hi:
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:24 PM
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14. I love fabricated claims from illogical DUers (nt)
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 02:57 PM
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17. If I didn't believe that electing Obama would make a difference,
I wouldn't have worked so hard to make it happen.


Well, Doctor, what have we gota Republic or a Monarchy?

A Republic, if you can keep it.
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jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 02:59 PM
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18. Makes sense, A Republic, if you can keep it and the "you" is We the People. n/t
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:34 AM
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2. Any updates for us without cable or free TV anymore please?!
:shrug:
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:43 AM
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4. CNN link here
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:47 AM
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5. They just said CDC website will have updates daily
http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/


has Spanish link there also.
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:30 PM
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6. It's good to see a quick response from the White House.
No more Katrinas on Obama's watch.

I just hope this doesn't become another M$M fueled distraction to get everyone off focus from the real dangers to this Country.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:01 PM
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9. "But, but, but...Commander AWOL himself said I 'did a heckuva job.' Smirk." - Brownie

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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:36 PM
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7. The swine flu will continue until you stop all this silly torture talk
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:05 PM
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10. I wonder how many of the dead
had recently been deported back to Mexico.
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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:33 PM
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15. A little reported fact in the MSM
In the last year, over one million undocumented Mexicans went back to Mexico of their own volition.

Despite all the screaming from the corporate media and the national hysteria, even on "progressive" boards, about the hordes of "illegals" at the gate, the flow has actually been in the other direction -- and in huge numbers.

The only way your would know this, however, is by reading the foreign media. It doesn't fit within the narrative necessary to create a scapegoat class in the US. They want Americans blaming Mexicans and other supposed "illegals" for their economic woes, instead of the corporations themselves.
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WriteDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:38 PM
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16. So they took the US's money and went home?
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 01:38 PM by WriteDown
That makes it better :sarcasm:.

Or course American's are free to go to Mexico and buy property and live there....right? :eyes:
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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 09:22 AM
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20. Really? They stole the US's money? Wow. I thought they earned it.
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WriteDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 10:23 AM
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21. Who said anything about stealing?
That was you.
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:35 PM
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19. link tracking swine flu cases around the US and the world
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