Monday, April 27, 2009

CM PRESS # 678

CALIFORNIA COUNTIES CUTTING HEALTH CARE TO ILLEGALS
So saith the LA TIMES. Orange County next?
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EU TELLS EUROPEANS NOT TO TRAVEL TO US OR MEXICO
World worries: Is this the start of the feared pandemic that many have predicted?
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IS BIG SISTER RISKING AMERICAN LIVES?

It appears to us that Homeland Security head Janet Napolitano is doing little to stop the immigration of swine flu from Mexico to the U.S.

In fact, she seems as slow to move now as government officials were with Hurricane Katrina.

Instead of substantive action as we're seeing in other nations, we're seeing what looks to us to be a government PR campaign of happy face coordinated memos going out to the media that seem calculated to keep people in the dark.

We watched Geraldo Rivera's segment on swine flu last night and it was little more than an attempt to tell everyone that the government is much better prepared than in the past to handle such outbreaks.

As we watched, we kept saying to ourself: "Okay, that's great, so when is the better prepared government going to actually do something?" No real answer came from the TV.

All we heard was the present version of duck and cover when a nuke is about to be dropped on your town.

This odd swine/avian/human flu may just fizzle out, but the way it has jumped species is troubling since it has apparently mutated to be more general than specific.

That is, as living things evolve, they generally do so to fill particular narrow niches where they can make a living. This means that they fit into one niche nicely, but don't do so well in other niches.

If this present flu really can exist in swine, birds and humans (And what else?) the ability to wipe it out is lessened and the opportunity for it to mutate even more is increased.
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CM PRESS # 895

ANTI-SWAMP PRO-TRUMPISM CANDIDATES STARTING TO STEP UP ACROSS THE COUNTRY #                                                                ...