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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2006 2:50 pm    Post subject: Corporate Takeover of the Food Supply Reply with quote

What a giveaway report.
Apparently the big corporate chicken coops
are safer from bird flu, but the domestic
free range chickens will be targeted and
destroyed --even before test results.

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Flock-killing planned if bird flu found


By Libby Quaid Associated Press April 19, 2006

WASHINGTON -- Free-ranging chickens and small, backyard flocks will be at greatest risk if deadly bird flu reaches the United States, officials said Wednesday.

They also said they would begin killing off flocks large or small if they are suspected of having the virus - even before tests are completed.

Authorities say bird flu is likely to arrive in the United States this year.

If and when it does, "quick detection will be key to quickly containing it and eradicating it," Ron DeHaven said in an interview with The Associated Press. He is head of the Agriculture Department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Most of America's chickens come from big commercial farms that keep birds indoors and are well-protected against the spread of disease. Yet there are many flocks in people's back yards - as many as 60,000 in Los Angeles alone - as well as free-range flocks that are outdoors and could mix with wild birds or their droppings.

Officials encourage those producers to bring flocks inside and watch for signs of flu - dead birds; lack of appetite; purple wattles, combs and legs; coughing or sneezing; diarrhea - and report them immediately to state or federal authorities.

"We can't afford for this virus to be smoldering six months before we find it," DeHaven said.

The U.S. has a poultry industry worth more than $29 billion that produces more than 9 billion chickens and 250 million turkeys a year, more than any other country.

Owners will want to report sick birds because they will be paid fair market value for destroyed flocks, DeHaven said. Stopping the spread of bird flu has been more difficult in countries that can't afford to compensate farmers, he added.

To target owners of small flocks, the Agriculture Department has an outreach campaign that uses Spanish and Vietnamese as well as English in materials and ads.

The virulent strain of bird flu spreading through Asia, Europe and Africa has killed 110 people, and more than 200 million birds have died from the disease or been slaughtered in efforts to contain it. Scientists fear it could mutate into a form that spreads easily among people, sparking a worldwide epidemic.

The government will be testing more wild birds than usual this year, as many as 100,000, as birds begin arriving next month in Alaska and then fly south along migratory pathways. Chicken and turkey companies are testing nearly every flock for the virus.

"If the virus does arrive in the U.S., we think we'll find it quickly," DeHaven said. "We don't think that it would ever make it into the food chain."

Regardless, poultry is safe to eat if people cook it to 165 degrees and follow basic kitchen safety rules, he said.

If the virus turns up in commercial chickens or turkeys, the government plans to quarantine the farm, restrict bird movements within about two miles and boost testing within about six miles.

If screening tests suggest a potentially virulent flu virus is present, and the birds show signs of flu, they'll be killed immediately, even before more detailed testing is finished, DeHaven said. Flocks would be confined and killed with carbon dioxide gas, essentially putting them to sleep, DeHaven said. Authorities refer to this as "depopulation."

Disposal of dead birds is tricky, because they still may carry the virus. In the past, large numbers of birds have been buried, put in landfills or incinerated, but those procedures can be expensive and cause bureaucratic hassles.

Now, the industry intends to compost the carcasses inside the houses where birds are killed.

To be composted, carcasses are layered with mulch, hosed down and left alone, inside, for four to six weeks, said Richard Lobb, spokesman for the National Chicken Council, an industry group. Intense heat generated by composting is more than enough to kill the virus, Lobb said.

The government has vaccines to protect poultry from the virus but is reluctant to use them because vaccinated birds can still spread the virus without appearing sick, said John Clifford, the department's chief veterinarian. Vaccines could be used in flocks surrounding the area of an outbreak, he said.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 7:10 am    Post subject: Bird Flu: Thousands Quarantined in Bucharest Reply with quote

If only Pigs Could Fly.....
it would be Swine Fever.


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1 000s quarantined in Bucharest

22/05/2006 22:54 - (News24 SA)

Bucharest - About 13 000 people were quarantined in the Romanian
capital on Monday as troops and police sealed off streets in response to
the city's second bird-flu outbreak, said officials.


The mayor of the southern fourth district, Adrian Inimaroiu, said residents
would be cut off and all businesses in the area would be closed during the
quarantine period of up to three weeks.

The move came after the agriculture ministry earlier on Monday
confirmed the presence of the H5 bird-flu virus in dead chickens found in
the neighbourhood, the latest of dozens of outbreaks of avian flu in
Romania this spring.

Inimaroiu said, urging residents to stay calm, that "about 40 streets have
been blocked" in the Luica quarter.

He said the quarantine would last for "a period of a week to 21 days and
all the institutions in this quarter will be closed".

"About 2 500 birds from this area will be slaughtered as rapidly as
possible," said the mayor.

A neighbourhood on the northern outskirts of the capital was put under
quarantine on Sunday evening with fences blocking a dozen streets and
police preventing anyone from going in or out, except for medical
emergencies.

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Romania reduces avian flu quarantines in Bucharest

May 23, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Romanian officials today lifted quarantines that had sealed off more than 14,000 people in Bucharest over worries sparked by two outbreaks of avian influenza in birds, but one small area remained closed, according to news agencies.

Although Romania has had no human cases of H5N1 avian flu, troops and police yesterday sealed more than 13,000 people in Bucharest's southern fourth district, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP). A smaller area on the northern outskirts of the capital had been closed off the night before, affecting more than 1,000 people, AFP reported.

Today the quarantine in the southern fourth district was reduced and the northern area was reopened. "We decided to isolate only five streets, or less than 500 people, so as not to distress the population," said Adrian Inimaroiu, the district mayor, as quoted by AFP.

Yesterday Inimaroiu had said the quarantine would last from a week to 21 days, during which "all institutions" would be closed, and 2,500 birds would be culled, the story said. But he reported today that only 230 birds in "high-risk streets" had been killed.

Inimaroiu was sharply criticized by Miorara Mantale, general administrator of Bucharest, over the quarantines. "There is no logical reason for putting 13,000 people under quarantine when only two farm yards have been contaminated," AFP quoted Mantale as saying. "If you had been a civil servant and not elected, you would have been fired."

The quarantines followed numerous outbreaks in poultry in recent days. According to AFP, Agriculture Minister Gheorge Flutur said today the virus had surfaced in 44 places, including the two in Bucharest, in the past 10 days.

Last week the government reported the discovery of avian flu on commercial poultry farms in three central counties. Previously the virus had been found in a number of backyard poultry flocks since October 2005.

Tests at the European Union reference laboratory in Weybridge, England, confirmed the H5N1 virus in seven samples from Brasov county in central Romania, AFP reported yesterday. Today's AFP story said Romanian officials have not been able to determine how the virus reached Bucharest.

In other recent developments, Canada announced last week that its surveillance for avian flu in wild birds this year will focus primarily on the north Atlantic region and will be coordinated with the US surveillance program.

The 2006 survey will cover all the main bird migration routes in Canada, but "it will place a greater focus on the north Atlantic region, which hosts birds that might come into contact with birds from Europe where the Asian H5N1 strain has been found in several countries," Canadian government agencies said in a joint news release. "This component will include sampling in Iceland, which hosts migratory birds from both North America and Europe.”

"Canada is coordinating its survey approach with the United States, which has announced plans to conduct extensive surveillance along the Pacific Flyway, which intersects with Asian migratory routes," the statement continued. US officials earlier announced plans to test as many as 100,000 birds, mostly in Alaska and along the West Coast.

This year's Canadian survey will include expanded testing of dead birds, starting in southern Canada in midsummer, officials said. They said they expect to find a variety of avian flu viruses, most of which have little effect on the birds' health or that of other animals.

See also:
May 18 news release on Canada's wild-bird surveillance program
http://www.ec.gc.ca/press/2006/060518_n_e.htm

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/avianflu/news/may2306romania.html

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Quarantine lifted in Sector 2

The quarantine imposed on several streets in Bucharest's Sector 2 was lifted yesterday by order of Mayor Neculai Ontanu. Residents were not told why the quarantine was lifted. Road filters were still maintained in the area.

The move came as on Monday, Ontanu asked Minister Flutur that the tests on the only bird found dead in Sector 2 be repeated.
The tests confirmed the presence of H5, but Ontanu insisted for further tests. Flutur, however, did not accept his request because he thought it unnecessary.

In Sector 4, about seven streets were quarantined, instead of 40, as the authorities had planed after receiving confirmation about the presence of H5 in samples taken from dead birds in the area. On Monday evening, authorities culled all domestic fowl in the 80 houses in the area. Residents in the quarantined area were given food and medicine today, according to Mayor Adrian Inimaroiu.

Authorities in Sector 6 went on alert Monday evening, after finding a dead pigeon on Valea Lunga Street. Veterinaries said the pigeon had died from head trauma, yet local authorities urged people living in the area to vaccinate their fowl.

Mayor Cristian Poteras did not order the area quarantined, because pigeons are not known to be carrying the bird flu virus, he said.

Yesterday, Flutur said 44 bird flu outbreaks have been so far confirmed, while authorities have suspicions about 26 other locations.

The confirmed bird flu outbreaks are in the counties of Brasov, Covasna, Vrancea, Bacau, Buzau, Sibiu, Vrancea, Neamt, Prahova and Mures, along with the Bucharest Sector 2 and 4 areas.

In 38 localities, authorities have already finished dealing with the birds and have completed disinfection procedures. Flutur also said that authorities are waiting for test results from 36 localities in six counties.

Several chicken farms in Bistrita-Nasaud, Suceava and other parts of the country were closed after veterinary inspectors found that they did not meet bio-security standards.

http://www.daily-news.ro/article_detail.php?idarticle=26669
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 6:07 pm    Post subject: No Evidence Bird Flu Mutating says WHO Reply with quote

OK, Here's the Scare Story which Rense.com ran with.
It's from the obscure Azeri News Agency in Azerbaijan...

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Human-to-human bird flu transmission confirmed,
UN predicts death of 150 million people


24 May 2006

Human-to-human transmission of bird flu has been confirmed in Indonesia (APA). The mutated form of the virus is the danger that scientists expected.

The spread of the bird flu virus from human to human can claim millions of lives. According to pessimistic forecasts of the UN experts, the spread of the virus from human to human may lead to the death of at least 150 million people. Russian head sanitary inspector Gennadi Inishenko predicts 50 million and Russian Emergencies Ministry predicts 27 million might die from this virus.

The possibility of spread of the H5N1 virus from human to human was confirmed in Indonesia. The virus has been found on three children, who stayed in the same room with the infected woman.

The World Health Organization has investigated the death of six of seven members of a family, who contracted the deadly virus in Indonesia. It was confirmed that the 10-year-old child contracted the virus from his aunt and it spread to the father and other members of the family. The WHO is now conducting a large-scale investigation into the case of human-to-human transmission of bird flu.

The Health Ministry spokesman Samaye Mammadova told APA that no emergency sanitary regime is due to be held in Azerbaijan related to the investigation of new mutated form of the bird flu virus. She said precautions are being implemented.

The H5N1 virus has already killed more than 120 people worldwide since 2003. It has also devastated poultry stocks. /APA/

http://www.rense.com/general71/150m.htm
http://en.apa.az/news.php?id=10183

Now here's a concurrent report about the actual WHO position:

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WHO says bird flu cluster shows NO evidence of virus mutating

Disease/Infection News Wednesday, 24-May-2006

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed that a 32-year-old Indonesian man from Sumatra died on May 22 from the H5N1 strain of bird flu.

The man is the seventh member of a family cluster in North Sumatra to become infected with the H5N1 virus and the sixth to die.

The cluster appears to have begun with the death of a 37-year-old woman from the village of Kubu Sembelang on May 4.

Since her death, several of the woman's blood relatives have tested positive for the virus and seven have now died.

The latest death is the woman's 32-year-old brother, who died on May 22; it seems he was closely involved in caring for his son, a 10-year-old boy who died on May 13.

It appears that three of the confirmed cases stayed overnight in a small room with the initial case when she was symptomatic and coughing frequently.

According to the WHO, sequencing tests have shown no evidence of a significant mutation in the bird flu strain responsible for the deaths.

The deaths have raised concern that the virus is being transmitted from person to person.

The WHO says all the confirmed cases in the cluster can be directly linked to close and prolonged exposure to a patient during a phase of severe illness.

Though the Indonesian cluster is one of the largest to occur since the disease re-emerged, such clusters have appeared before among family members, most recently in Turkey and Azerbaijan.

Some experts have suggested the cluster could mean there is some genetic feature in the family's make-up that rendered its members more vulnerable to the strain.

While the source of that outbreak hasn't been officially confirmed, investigators suspect the victims were engaged in the practice of de-feathering swans which is an illegal activity and surviving family members may have tried to hide it from authorities.

Bird flu has spread rapidly since late 2003 from Asia to Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Earlier this month Djibouti reported its first human case of H5N1, the first confirmed human case in the Horn of Africa.

Since 2003, outbreaks have been confirmed in more than 48 countries and territories, according to data from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

Thirty countries have reported outbreaks since the beginning of January 2006, mostly involving wild birds such as swans.

Countries with confirmed human deaths are: Azerbaijan, Cambodia, China, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam.

To date according to the WHO since late 2003, the virus has sickened at least 217 people in 10 countries, killing 123 of them.

http://www.news-medical.net/?id=18117
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 8:30 pm    Post subject: Bird Flu and the North American Union Reply with quote

Bird Flu and the North American Union

Even as Bird Flu hovers at the shorea of the Americas, plans are
accelerating for the establishment of the trilateral Canadian, U.S., Mexican
supra-national entity. A sort of European Union of North America,
which is planning structures such as the North American Advisory Council:

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"Unlike the sprawling and intrusive European Commission, the Commission or Council should be lean, independent, and advisory, composed of 15 distinguished individuals, 5 from each nation. Its principal purpose should be to prepare a North American agenda for leaders to consider at biannual summits and to monitor the implementation of the resulting agreements."

I wonder for how long the Commission will really be "advisory," --if ever.

And a new currency is already envisioned:

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Pastor has also called for the creation of a new currency which he has coined the “Amero,” a currency that is proposed to replace the U.S. dollar, the Canadian dollar, and the Mexican peso.

What has all this to do with Bird Flu? Well rather a lot, judging by the high
profile bird flu "preparedness" has in recent pronouncements under the
Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP).

I wonder if the coordinated response of the three countries to the expected
bird flu "pandemic" will be touted as an example of successful trilateral
cooperation in an uncertain world where the U.S. needs the active
"support" of it's neighbors.

I wonder further if the pricing of oil in Euros is also part of undermining
the role of the dollar preparatory to it's becoming part of the trilateral
currency the Amero.

Sources for above in the articles linked below

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North America Borders' Security, Prosperity Links Discussed
Council of the Americas host forum on Security and Prosperity Partnership


By Scott Miller Washington File Staff Writer 10 January 2006

Washington – The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) is an important initiative and deserves the full support of business leaders from the United States, Canada and Mexico, according to Patrick Kilbride, executive director of the Council of the Americas’ North American Business Committee.

....President Bush, Mexican President Vicente Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin launched the SPP in March 2005 in an effort to establish a cooperative approach to advance North American security and prosperity....

...More than 40 private sector participants from companies including Ford Motor Company, Tyco, Exxon Mobil and Grupo IMSA are expected to join government officials from the U.S. departments of State and Commerce, Mexico’s Secretariat of Foreign Relations and Canada’s Ministry of Industry at the forum in Louisville, Kentucky.....

Link

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Prosperity Agenda
Security and Prosperity Partnership Of North America


Published by the White House Office of the Press Secretary, March 23, 2005

Promoting Growth, Competitiveness and Quality of Life

To enhance the competitive position of North American industries in the global marketplace and to provide greater economic opportunity for all of our societies, while maintaining high standards of health and safety for our people, the United States, Mexico, and Canada will work together, and in consultation with stakeholders, to:.......

Creating a Safer and More Reliable Food Supply while Facilitating Agricultural Trade

Pursue common approaches to enhanced food safety and accelerate the identification, management and recovery from foodborne and animal and plant disease hazards, which will also facilitate trade.

Enhance laboratory coordination and information-sharing by conducting targeted bilateral and/or trilateral activities to establish a mechanism to exchange information on laboratory methods and to build confidence regarding each other's testing procedures and results.

Increase cooperation in the development of regulatory policy related to the agricultural biotechnology sectors in Canada, Mexico and the United States, through the work of the North American Biotechnology Initiative (NABI).

Protect Our People from Disease

Enhance public health cross-border coordination in infectious diseases surveillance, prevention and control (e.g., pandemic influenza).

Improve the health of our indigenous people through targeted bilateral and/or trilateral activities, including in health promotion, health education, disease prevention, and research.

Building upon cooperative efforts under the International Conference on Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use, work towards the identification and adoption of best practices relating to the registration of medicinal products.

http://www.spp.gov/prosperity_agenda/index.asp?dName=prosperity_agenda

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Fact Sheet
Security and Prosperity Partnership Of North America


White House SPP Fact Sheet March 31, 2006

The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America: Next Steps



The three leaders of North America agreed to advance the agenda of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) by focusing on five high priority initiatives: .......

2) Advancing Cooperation on Avian and Pandemic Influenza.

Leaders agreed to the following principles to guide collaboration on all stages of avian or pandemic influenza management:

Share information among our governments in an open, timely and transparent manner.

Adopt an integrated and comprehensive approach that incorporates animal and public health aspects in managing avian influenza and influenza pandemics.

Ensure coordination within our respective national governments on all aspects of emergency management for an avian influenza outbreak or a human influenza pandemic, by building on existing mechanisms of cooperation and strengthening them as required.

Coordinate our actions and leverage our respective capacities to ensure rapid and effective steps are taken to deal with avian influenza outbreaks or a human influenza pandemic in North America.

Advise one another in advance of making any decision that could seriously affect the other countries.

Base our actions on the best available science and evidence-based decision-making.

Agree that the imposition and removal of veterinary or public health measures on the movement of people, animals, and goods, under our national laws and international obligations, will not be more restrictive or maintained longer than necessary to achieve the veterinary or public health objective so as to avoid unnecessary interference with the movement of people and goods within North America.

Ensure that the business continuity plans of our respective governments consider the highly interconnected nature of our economies.
Strive to utilize clear and consistent messaging to the public and international organizations that is proactive, timely and accurate.

http://www.spp.gov/factsheet.asp?dName=fact_sheets

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The Plan to Replace the Dollar With the 'Amero'

by Jerome R. Corsi May 22, 2006

The idea to form the North American Union as a super-NAFTA knitting together Canada, the United States and Mexico into a super-regional political and economic entity was a key agreement resulting from the March 2005 meeting held at Baylor University in Waco, Tex., between President Bush, President Fox and Prime Minister Martin.

A joint statement published by the three presidents following their Baylor University summit announced the formation of an initial entity called, “The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America” (SPP). The joint statement termed the SPP a “trilateral partnership” that was aimed at producing a North American security plan as well as providing free market movement of people, capital, and trade across the borders between the three NAFTA partners:

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We will establish a common approach to security to protect North America from external threats, prevent and respond to threats within North America, and further streamline the secure and efficient movement of legitimate, low-risk traffic across our borders.

A working agenda was established:

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We will establish working parties led by our ministers and secretaries that will consult with stakeholders in our respective countries. These working parties will respond to the priorities of our people and our businesses, and will set specific, measurable, and achievable goals.

The U.S. Department of Commerce has produced a SPP website, which documents how the U.S. has implemented the SPP directive into an extensive working agenda.

Following the March 2005 meeting in Waco, Tex., the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) published in May 2005 a task force report titled “Building a North American Community.” We have already documented that this CFR task force report calls for a plan to create by 2010 a redefinition of boundaries such that the primary immigration control will be around the three countries of the North American Union, not between the three countries. We have argued that a likely reason President Bush has not secured our border with Mexico is that the administration is pushing for the establishment of the North American Union.

The North American Union is envisioned to create a super-regional political authority that could override the sovereignty of the United States on immigration policy and trade issues. In his June 2005 testimony to the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Robert Pastor, the Director of the Center for North American Studies at American University, stated clearly the view that the North American Union would need a super-regional governance board to make sure the United States does not dominate the proposed North American Union once it is formed:

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NAFTA has failed to create a partnership because North American governments have not changed the way they deal with one another. Dual bilateralism, driven by U.S. power, continue to govern and irritate. Adding a third party to bilateral disputes vastly increases the chance that rules, not power, will resolve problems.

This trilateral approach should be institutionalized in a new North American Advisory Council. Unlike the sprawling and intrusive European Commission, the Commission or Council should be lean, independent, and advisory, composed of 15 distinguished individuals, 5 from each nation. Its principal purpose should be to prepare a North American agenda for leaders to consider at biannual summits and to monitor the implementation of the resulting agreements.

Pastor was a vice chairman of the CFR task force that produced the report “Building a North American Union.”

Pastor also proposed the creation of a Permanent Tribunal on Trade and Investment with the view that “a permanent court would permit the accumulation of precedent and lay the groundwork for North American business law.” The intent is for this North American Union Tribunal would have supremacy over the U.S. Supreme Court on issues affecting the North American Union, to prevent U.S. power from “irritating” and retarding the progress of uniting Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. into a new 21st century super-regional governing body.

Robert Pastor also advises the creation of a North American Parliamentary Group to make sure the U.S. Congress does not impede progress in the envisioned North American Union. He has also called for the creation of a North American Customs and Immigration Service which would have authority over U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) within the Department of Homeland Security.

Pastor’s 2001 book “Toward a North American Community” called for the creation of a North American Union that would perfect the defects Pastor believes limit the progress of the European Union. Much of Pastor’s thinking appears aimed at limiting the power and sovereignty of the United States as we enter this new super-regional entity. Pastor has also called for the creation of a new currency which he has coined the “Amero,” a currency that is proposed to replace the U.S. dollar, the Canadian dollar, and the Mexican peso.

If President Bush had run openly in 2004 on the proposition that a prime objective of his second term was to form the North American Union and to supplant the dollar with the “Amero,” we doubt very much that President Bush would have carried Ohio, let alone half of the Red State majority he needed to win re-election. Pursuing any plan that would legalize the conservatively estimated 12 million illegal aliens now in the United States could well spell election disaster for the Republican Party in 2006, especially for the House of Representative where every seat is up for grabs.

Mr. Corsi is the author of several books, including "Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry" (along with John O'Neill), "Black Gold Stranglehold: The Myth of Scarcity and the Politics of Oil" (along with Craig R. Smith), and "Atomic Iran: How the Terrorist Regime Bought the Bomb and American Politicians." He is a frequent guest on the G. Gordon Liddy radio show. He will soon co-author a new book with Jim Gilchrist on the Minuteman Project.

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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 1:27 am    Post subject: AmeriCanexico. Reply with quote

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Pursuing any plan that would legalize the conservatively estimated 12 million illegal aliens now in the United States could well spell election disaster for the Republican Party in 2006, especially for the House of Representative where every seat is up for grabs


If a democratic president did it though, well, those conservatives would just have to deal with it.

12 million shiny new citizens of legal working age would certainly plump up the the US treasury.

In fact, if the economy improved and the debt magically disappeared, they might even forgive him... or her.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The global fight against "backwardness" marches on:

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South American Union possible, says Chavez

Indo-Asian News Service

Caracas,July 5, 2006

A South American Union seems more possible today than ever before, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said after signing a strategic alliance with his Argentine counterpart Nestor Kirchner here.

Chavez stressed that the union, as a geopolitical, economic and social project, is the only path towards the people's comprehensive development.

"If we fail to undertake pro-integration projects, we would remain condemned to underdevelopment, backwardness and violence," he added.

He held a private meeting Monday with Kirchner at the Miraflores Palace (the presidential office), where they signed a strategic alliance between the two nations.

Kirchner is in Caracas to attend a special presidential summit of the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) to sanction the protocol for Venezuela joining the group.

The meeting will also see Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay officially join the gas pipeline of the south, which Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela have already signed.

On his part, Kirchner too highlighted the importance of the strategic alliance with Venezuela for the economic and social development of both the countries.

He said Venezuela's entry into MERCOSUR is "a qualitative step to consolidate regional prospects and projections towards the world and within the region."

From: 'South American Union possible' : HindustanTimes.com
http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1736231,00050001.htm
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kathy/Fintan

Bangkok Post, 'Postbag', 11/07/06: Avian flu vaccine 'a massive fraud' by Erwin Aber, Spokesperson, New Zealand Vaccination Information Network.

Online version of the Bangkok Post edition not available at time of posting but you can e-mail the Bangkok Post for a copy of his scathing, highly informative letter to the editor at:

postbag@bangkokpost.co.th

Any tecchies out there with better search savvy than I might be able to access said letter (I can just about type!).

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's illegal to shout "Fire!" in a crowded theater, but there's nothing wrong with this kind of panic mongering...

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Governors produce state bird flu guides

ROBERT TANNER

Associated Press

If the nation hopes to avoid the worst of a severe bird flu outbreak, states need to act now to build a network of workers, create public-private relationships and make the time to train, the nation's governors say in a new report.

The report released Tuesday by the National Governors Association aims to guide governors and other state leaders as they prepare for what could be - in the gloomiest scenario - a catastrophe that takes thousands upon thousands of lives, devastates government operations and shuts down businesses.

"Our rule of thumb here is plan for the worst and hope for the best. And the planning has to happen now," said Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, a Democrat. She and Minnesota GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty are leading the NGA's effort to get states up to speed on the potential threat.

The government and the medical community have been getting ready for bird flu, the name for the deadly H5N1 strain of the avian flu that has killed more than 100 people, mostly in Asia, to make its way to the United States.

The virus is typically spread by direct contact with contaminated birds, but scientists fear the virus will mutate and be passed person-to-person, which could lead to a pandemic.

[...]

From: AP Wire | 07/18/2006 | Governors produce state bird flu guides
http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/nation/15066796.htm
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 3:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Bird Flu Hype - The Hidden Motive Reply with quote

Fintan wrote:
A lot of people are by now familiar with the Rumsfeld & Tamiflu motivation for the bird flu hype. But this post from another forum exposes the other big hidden motive:

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(another MAJOR motive), governments and the WHO are calling for an end to backyard chicken and duck farming, which is ubiquitous in the Third World and a way for poor people to be self-sufficient.



H5N1 bird flu found on poultry farm in Laos
Fri Jul 28, 11:29 AM ET

An outbreak of the H5N1 strain of bird flu has killed more than 2,000 chicken on a poultry farm in Laos, the government and UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said.

Veterinarians had slaughtered 6,000 more birds on the farm about 25 kilometres (15 miles) south of the national capital, disinfected the cages and declared a five-kilometre (three-mile) surveillance zone, they said.

"The H5N1 strain has been confirmed for this particular farm," said foreign ministry spokesman Yong Chanthalangsy on Friday.

"We have already taken all the measures deemed necessary to eradicate the virus. We have killed over 6,000 poultry on the farm and taken full measures according to the guidelines on bird flu."

The Xaythani district farm, which previously suffered a bird flu outbreak in early 2004, found 155 dead chickens on July 14, and about 2,000 dead birds the following day, said the FAO chief technical advisor on avian influenza in Laos, Ricarda Mondry.

"The farmer informed the ministry of agriculture, and they took samples and they tested them in the National Animal Health Centre laboratory and they were positive here for H5," the doctor said.

Samples were then sent to a Bangkok laboratory, where tests confirmed this week that the chicken had died of the H5N1 strain, she said.

"Now we are investigating in the surrounding area what is happening, whether the infection is coming from the outside, where the source of infections is," Mondry said.

"We are taking samples in a five-kilometre radius, where the movement is restricted now. Public awareness campaigns are being carried out in the villages."

In May this year Laos found the H5N1 virus in a single duck in a backyard farm near the capital Vientiane, but extensive testing in villages in following months had found no further cases.

Veterinarians are now investigating whether the source of the latest outbreak is free-roaming ducks, which can carry and spread the disease without showing symptoms themselves.

Laos has so far reported no human deaths from the virus, which has swept across Asia and beyond in several waves since 2003, but neighbouring Thailand this week reported its 15th human fatality.

The landlocked country of Laos borders Vietnam to the east, Thailand to the west and China to the north, all countries which have suffered large-scale bird flu outbreaks and human deaths in recent years.
2006 Agence France Presse
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060728/wl_asia_afp/healthflulaos_060728093234
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 6:35 pm    Post subject: Symptomless Bird Flu Reply with quote

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whether the source of the latest outbreak is free-roaming ducks, which can carry and spread the disease without showing symptoms themselves.

Well spotted.
Symptomless Bird Flu, Eh?

When you can't explain to alleged spread of Bird Flu, it's a good idea
to drag a few symptomless ducks into the picture to help construct
your fake science.

The bird flu thing seems to be on hold at present, after the big push
to launch the 'meme' earlier this year.

But now that Glaxo have a 'vaccine'....
http://www.breakfornews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=446

Waiting......
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 10:27 am    Post subject: Bird flu virus may less likely spread Reply with quote

Despite the latest bad new for the Bird Flu PsyOp, the US CDC
is gamely hanging on to the idea of human transmisability.
Well, I suppose the gotta put a brave face on it.

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Bird flu virus may less likely spread

www.chinaview.cn 2006-08-01

BEIJING, Aug. 1 (Xinhuanet) -- Scientist who tried to combine a common flu virus with the H5N1 bird flu virus to create a pandemic virus that could be easily spread have failed, which suggesting that it may be rather difficult for bird flu to mutate into a form that is easily transmissible among humans, according to a report appearing in Tuesday's issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in U.S.

Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta worked in high-security labs and infected ferrets with genetically engineered versions of H5N1 avian influenza. They found that the animals did not infect other ferrets caged nearby. The hybrid flu versions also appeared less virulent than their parent strains.

This study was conducted in order to better understand "the genetic changes that are needed for an H5N1 virus to acquire the genetic changes needed for better transmission," said Dr. Jackie Katz of the CDC's Influenza Branch.

One way viruses can evolve into epidemic and pandemic forms is by mixing their genetic material with other viruses.So Katz's team tried mixing a sample of H5N1 virus taken in 1997 with genes from an H3N2 flu virus.

They tested it in ferrets, which catch flu in a way very similar to people. Some of the mixtures made the ferrets sick, but infected ferrets put into a cage next to healthy ferrets did not pass on the virus.

One leading expert called the test result a "small dose of reassurance," however, it wasn't shared by the head of CDC Dr. Julie Gerberding, "These data do not mean that H5N1 cannot convert to be transmitted from person to person. They mean that it is not a simple process," There are more than 50 possible combinations of the viruses, Gerberding added.

However, Katz argued, "Of course the possibility was there that we would generate a strain that had the property of transmission." "That's what the question of the study was. But the study was conducted using the most stringent safety precautions that protected both the workers and the public."

Katz said her team is planning to do more work with different versions of the avian and human influenza viruses.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-08/01/content_4906299.htm
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chickens are the traditional meat and protein source of peasants and indiginous peoples world wide.
If you have a little land, grow a little grain, and feed the chickens you don't even need a pen. Pens mainly protect chickens from predators.

Subsitance farmers in India have been reported committing suicide en masse due to mandatory slaughter of their chickens over this 'bird flap', and also Monsanto's insidious meddling campaign to make subsistance farming impossible anywhere.

Seems the 'bird flu' scheme has an angle for destroying all available domestic stock until only the corporate owned, genetically engineered "Borg" chicken replaces the species.

Notice also that Monsanto has been pushing genetically engineered grain and produce, to the exclusion of natural grains people have used locally for millenia. The idea is to make readily accessible grain and produce seed stock "unobtamium", so they entirely control the world's food production.

The day may be coming when a person can be charged with 'attempted murder' for growing 'illegal' chickens or produce, even in a home garden.

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