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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Swine Flu Hysteria Goes Global

The AP is reporting that the country of Egypt is getting rid of its Swine Flu risk by killing every pig in the country.

Raising pigs is not illegal in Egypt as it is in a number of other countries with significant Muslim populations. The estimated number of animals who will be slaughtered based solely on an overreaction to a virus that to date has infected a minute fraction of the average number of people who actually die from regular flu annually in the US is ... 300,000 to 350,000.


And you thought your local TV station had taken the Swine Flu thing too far.

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13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

WHERE IS THE GANG BANGER MAYOR ON THIS? NO ONE HAS SEEN HIM.

127,000 IN FINES LEVIED BY CITY ETHICS COMMISSION FOR CAMPAIGN LIMIT AND REPORTING

City Ethic Commission approved seven separate agreements with fines totaling more then $127,000 for violations of City bans on political money laundering and excess contributions, and for failures to comply with thee City’s campaign independent expenditure reporting laws. Among the penalties levied was $108,000 fine against Sean Anderson and Ricard Manhire for violating charter section 706 on 28 separate occasions by causing the funds of Travel Traders, LLA and WH Smith to be used to make 28 “ASSUMED NAME” contributions in violation of Charter Secton 470 (k) totaling $36,000 to the VILLARIGOSA FOR MAYOR 2005 and Villaraigosa for Mayor 2005 General committees

April 29, 2009 9:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Was Mayor Sam Higby munching on that pig's ears?

April 29, 2009 9:06 AM  

Blogger Petra Fried in the City said:

Back to the important news items of the day:

KTLA News

April 28, 2009

LA HABRA -- Octuplets' mom, Nadya Suleman, is vehemently denying reports that she worked as a stripper for a year, going by the name "Angelina."

The report, which surfaced in "In Touch" magazaine, claims the self-proclaimed "octo-mom" worked as an exotic dancer at a nightclub in San Diego at bachelor parties between 1999 and 2000.

Suleman tells RadarOnline.com that the reports are not true and says she is willing to go to court to prove the story is a lie.

The article relies on a limo driver, an exotic dancer named "Sage," and the owner of the strip club. All three, according to "In Touch" say Nadya danced at what is now Spearmint Rhino.

Suleman denies ever meeting the people who were interviewed in the story and insists that the closest she ever came to stripping was a lingerie contest at a night club when she was 19 years old. Suleman adds "I won!"

Suleman has asked her attorney to file a slander suit against the owner of the nightclub, saying "There is not one ounce of truth to this." Suleman goes on to say that the article is wrong in its claim that she tries to emulate Angelina Jolie. "No offense," she says. "But I wouldn't want to look like this woman."

April 29, 2009 9:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nobody cares.

April 29, 2009 9:21 AM  

Blogger Petra Fried in the City said:

9:04, he's staring down the barrel of a Federal cannon aimed at his personal Pension Fund appointees.

April 29, 2009 9:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zooma dogg is in rare form today with the hysterical comment "I USED TO HAVE FUN! I USED TO BE MORE THAN THIS!"

More than what? What is zooma dogg talking about? He is now less than "this" is funny! Can a zero be more than zero? What does he think he was at some point a surgeon? Hahahaha even doctor deming is laughing.

I think he is faking the whole homeless thing as a gimic because he gets a lot of internet air time in the middle of the night. he is making a fortune!

he should stop making fun of the mayor and stick to making the big bucks he is getting from who ever pays his bills. what bills? i cannot tell where he spends the money but the guy really has a gimic.

April 29, 2009 9:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:55- example of another off-thread's topic to post a gratuitous hater message. Lots of posts on MS's blog have a few on-topic or theme, and then almost spam-like unrelated posts, some just cut-and-pastes of news stories, lots without attribution and dates for sources.

As for the topic, I suppose there's not anything in Egypt like 4-H clubs. And if so, this wouldn't help.

April 29, 2009 10:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

tuff shit 1020 i think zd's comment is interesting and t4he poster does ask an interesting question. if you can't deal then start you're own blog. the subject you're peeing in your panties about is not interesting and there is no hotsheet.

April 29, 2009 10:37 AM  

Blogger joseph mailander said:

Egypt has a longstanding historical record at scapegoating.

April 29, 2009 11:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Parts of Asia killed all the chickens during the outbreak of the poultry flu. So Egypt isn't doing anything different even it it seems overreacting because this swine flu is most spread by human contact in crowded conditions. Thy should be educating people to wash their hands regularly, cover their mouths and so on. But LOTS of people even in our society could use those reminders. Some who regularly pop up here.

April 29, 2009 12:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

so do you, joe. you blame all of your stupid comments on alcohol.

April 29, 2009 12:39 PM  

Anonymous g said:

TO ADDRESS THIS TOPIC: SWINE FLU. THE FIRST CASE WAS IN MEXICO A FEW BLOCKS FROM A FACTORY FARM, WHICH THAT AREA'S MEXICAN RESIDENTS WERE TRYING TO SHUTDOWN; BECAUSE THE WATER RUN OFF WAS GOING INTO THERE WATER SUPPLY. THIS FACTORY IS AMERICAN SUPPORTED. THIS IS HOW THIS KIND OF PANDEMIC STARTS. IT MAY NOT BE A PROBLEM FOR YOU NOW BUT GIVE IT TIME.

April 30, 2009 2:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe Biden for Secretary of State! No better diplomat or smoother talker can there be. Imagine if he'd gotten that job instead of Hillary.

With his knack for fearmongering, what hot spot can we sent him to, to really set things on fire?

April 30, 2009 9:44 PM  

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