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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:09 PM
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Will a Public Health Emergency distract from emerging criminal charges against Bush Administration?
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:09 PM
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1. No. Obama is a professional, has a pro staff, and utilizes them
He got it
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Psychic Consortium Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:12 PM
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4. You are 100% correct. nt
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:15 PM
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7. How are you 100% sure? Are you Psychic?
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 12:17 PM by omega minimo
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Psychic Consortium Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:34 PM
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10. We both see the reality of how Obama will handle this.
And you have little doubt either.

Call it what you will, but the reality is quite clear
to those who will let themselves see it.

Keep posting what you see. You are right on.
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:36 PM
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14. The question is will it distract. The answer is yes.
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Psychic Consortium Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:39 PM
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18. No it will not. Work goes on behind the scenes. Justice will be served. nt
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:52 PM
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24. Don't be dense. You ascribe one meaning and harp on that. DISTRACT the public?
Distract attention?
Distact efforts?
Distract pressure?
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:35 PM
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11. yep he gets it
All we need to be doing is standing with him
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PDJane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:10 PM
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2. It won't distract me......
mostly because I'm tuned to watching what that bunch do while other folks are watching the smoke and mirrors.

I seriously want that whole cabal in jail.
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Psychic Consortium Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:12 PM
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3. Absolutely not.
Events will continue to unfold step by step.
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:14 PM
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5. no
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:14 PM
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6. but a singer might
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:18 PM
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8. She could help!!
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:21 PM
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9. (*_*)
:hi:
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Psychic Consortium Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:35 PM
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12. Americans are like an abused spouse who cannot believe she is now in a healthy relationship.
Obama doesn't get distracted or drop the ball.
He does his job.
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:37 PM
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15. oh please
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:36 PM
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13. So this is a conspiracy to distract?
up there with the denial posts
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:37 PM
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16. It is?
:wow:
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Kitty Herder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 07:03 AM
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32. It doesn't have to be a conspiracy in order to distract.
I think it's important that we be kept informed about the swine flu, but I do hope we can multi-task and not lose site of other important issues. However, if it does become a pandemic, then I think we should be focusing on that and putting the torture issue aside for a while. As long as we come back to it once things have returned to some level of normalcy.
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ProgressIn2008 Donating Member (848 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:38 PM
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17. If the Dems want to keep the heat on war crimes, they can. But it's our job to make sure they do. nt
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Born_A_Truman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:40 PM
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19. Not unless you can't walk and chew gum
Are you suggesting our government should ignore a health crisis or it is manufactured? Not sure I understand the meaning of your question.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:40 PM
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20. Maybe for a moment or two but not long-term.
Once the conversation begins about the torture of other human beings, it becomes a kind of global conversation.

Porter Goss would not be squawking as he is unless there was some (potentially) high-voltage revelation he would prefer us not to know about.

Ditto Uncle Dick.

We don't know all the specifics just yet but the stench of betrayal is more acute the closer to Bush higher-ups we get.


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lefthandedlefty Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:41 PM
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21. Of course
It seems like we are all infected with C.R.S.
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bluebellbaby Donating Member (275 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:44 PM
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22. Hopefully Not! But you're right to point this out!
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:47 PM
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23. CHENY CAUSED SWINE FLU
I KNEW IT WAS CHENEY ALL ALONG!

Well at least the flu is adequately named.
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:53 PM
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25. No, he was merely the host for the cross species mutation of the virus.........
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northernlights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:01 PM
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26. I think it totally depends on how it plays out
will a full-scale pandemic distract the public? Probably. Everybody will be too sick to care for a while.

If it fizzles out as a pandemic, then it will be a temporary distraction and then back to business. In that case, it will be up to those who care to 1. not feed into a potential "Obama is chicken little" meme, and 2. bring torture back to the top of the list of priorities.

Personally, when I read articles giving it a 2-9 day incubation period, I was concerned. 9 days is a long time for people to be wandering around spreading something.

The short incubation they announced today cuts the spread time dramatically, and I think that alone will limit its ability to bring about a full-scale pandemic.

But that's just my thinking. I still plan to avoid my chemistry presentation partner who chose last week to go to Mexico on vacation. :)
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:06 PM
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27. Good news
"he short incubation they announced today cuts the spread time dramatically, and I think that alone will limit its ability to bring about a full-scale pandemic."

:thumbsup:


"I still plan to avoid my chemistry presentation partner who chose last week to go to Mexico on vacation."

Take care :hi:
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 03:39 AM
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28. Of course not.
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 03:43 AM
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29. Not unless it really does turn into a pandemic, which it probably won't. Obama can multi-task...
... and so can his staff.

Hekate


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conscious evolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 06:17 AM
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30. They think it will be a distraction
Edited on Mon Apr-27-09 06:23 AM by conscious evolution
and I fear that they are right.


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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 06:18 AM
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31. It will only distract those of us unfortunate enough to catch the flu.
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Echo In Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 07:11 AM
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33. Unlikely, unless it gets really bad here in the states. Besides, I doubt intentions are....
...all that serious re holding the Bushies accountable anyway.
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