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chimpyisstillsatan Donating Member (252 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:24 AM
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Right wing stirring the swine flu shitpot?
Anyone else get the feeling that the building hysteria on swine flu will be driven from the right, and that it's a willing attempt to foment fear and instability in the economy for political gains?

Watch Drudge et al. to see this one "develop" in real time. These people are avarice personified.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:25 AM
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1. Watch drudge? EPIC FAIL!
:rofl:
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:27 AM
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2. Just checked out the Sludge Report...
You're right...

There's about a dozen swine-flu related headlines there, and the big one is "MEXICO CITY CANCELS ALL PUBLIC EVENTS".
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:41 AM
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6. Mexico actually did cancel all public events
I think they were even having a soccer game and they won't let any fans come to the stadium. It's farely standard for outbreaks.

But I do agree the Right wing is trying to cause mass hysteria.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:46 AM
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9. But they did cancel public events
and closed museums, and other public places

And enacted a disaster plan...


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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:40 AM
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21. Yeah, I'm not saying the story's not true...
I'm just saying the right-wing's using it to stir up hysteria.
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:27 AM
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3. While I won't be watching Drudge, I can see this being used as a..
wedge for those who hate brown people.
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Joe the Revelator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:31 AM
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5. or New Yorkers
You can't be serious with your post, right?
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:56 AM
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10. I am quite serious. People in border towns will become even more
ugly than before. Remember, it doesn't take much to turn people against one another in this country. If people think they might be in the company of a brown person who may possibly be carrying a highly contagious and deadly disease, we may see some of the same ignorance we saw in the 80's.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:00 AM
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12. True for up to two weeks ago
we now have two more clusters, one in Kansas and the other in NYC

That potential will go away soon
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Joe the Revelator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:00 AM
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13. You're right....lets not take tried and true steps to stop an outbreak
Its better if it kills 5-7% of the worlds population in the name of not offending anyone.
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:22 AM
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17. I'm sorry, but I don't know what the hell you're talking about, and I suspect...
neither do you. Nowhere in my post did I say that we shouldn't take the needed steps to quell this pandemic, but I've lived long enough to know the peculiarities of human nature. I lived through the ugliness, when AIDS first made national news, and I know that when people become panicked, they can be quite unreasonable & discriminatory, even if they're "good" people.
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Joe the Revelator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:26 AM
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18.  Self Delete
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 01:27 AM by Joe the Revelator
not an argument worth having at 3am
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 03:37 PM
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31. Look at this thread. This is precisely what I was talking about.
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Joe the Revelator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 03:39 PM
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32. Its a newsflash that the idiots at freerepublic are idiots?
Come on, they can politicize whatever they want. They are a small and increasingly marginalized segment of society. That doesn't mean if we had known about this sooner that we SHOULD have shut down borders in order to contain the disease if possible.
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:13 PM
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33. I am not disagreeing with your larger point, but take another look at the o.p.
I think my original post was in keeping with the topic at hand. Sorry, Joe, I think we're in the same place on this, but having worked in the healthcare field for the past 31 years, I know from whence I speak. Panic can make the most sane people act in the most insane ways.
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Jeep789 Donating Member (935 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 03:15 AM
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26. So true. nt
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:29 AM
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4. I see plenty of flu shit-stirring here.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 02:53 AM
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25. Yup, lots and it's being ignored.
Say did you know over half a million people died from tobacco use last year? Why aren't those same people up in arms over that?
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:42 AM
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7. Yes, the same shitpot is being stirred here at DU also. n/t
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chimpyisstillsatan Donating Member (252 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:46 AM
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8. True, I hadn't looked carefully. CALM DOWN PEOPLE
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:58 AM
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11. It's also the top story on the Huffington Post.
Are they in on it too?
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Joe the Revelator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:01 AM
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14. damn left wing conspiracies
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:09 AM
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15. But there's actually a very interesting aritcle on the site re: factory farms
Swine Flu Outbreak -- Nature Biting Back at Industrial Animal Production?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-kirby/swine-flu-outbreak----nat_b_191408.html

Probably deserves its own thread after the histrionics have calmed down.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:19 AM
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16. Leading story on BBC.
I'm paying attention.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:29 AM
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19. Is the Boston Globe part of your right wing "shitstorm"?
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:39 AM
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:43 AM
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23. see mail
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 02:00 AM by Bluebear
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chimpyisstillsatan Donating Member (252 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:42 AM
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22. and no, I don't trust the NYT companies
I remember their Clinton era "journalism" and their Iraq war lies all too well.
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 02:10 AM
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24. Root with the pigs, smell like swine.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 03:47 AM
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27. Yes, they are hoping this thing is big
so they can use it against Obama, they have actually said so on some of their sites.
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Kablooie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:21 AM
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28. Umm ... it's the FLU folks. You feel bad, you get better. The FLU not the plague.
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 07:56 AM
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29. Uh oh... They'll say its the first stages of the rapture coming...
and other "constructive" notions that can't be discussed rationally...
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:53 AM
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30. Well at least we are prepared. The republiCons were good enough to build concentration camps for
quarantining the sick masses. Or interment camps, or maybe a new name...."wellness camps". You heard it here first.
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