Swine flu Plague, or just another runny nose?
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april 29, 2009
the “swine flu”, “Mexican flu” or whatever they call it today, is sure to be a ………non event! Thats right, although I am a prepper, this is not the end of the world type thing. I hear all the whoopededoo about masks, surgical garb, decontamination washes, tyvek suits, stashes of antibiotics and flu vaccenes, etc,etc,etc.
fact is, first- there is NO vaccene for this version of the flu! it is always created AFTER the fact of widespread outbreaks! secondly- all the garb in the local hospital won’t seriously protect you(short of level 5 quarentine pressurized suits)since it’s an airborne virus, and will also live on objects, surfaces and liquids.
Sound pretty scary? Well don’t sweat too much- the true estimates about the leathality of this flu virus is possibly point 08%. And thats untreated and alowed to run it’s course. With modern healthcare I would think that should be more like point 008, or 8 deaths per 100,000!Look at it this way- 98.7% survival rate! Soundslike real good odds to me, with most of the .08 death rate from pnuemonia. Which by the way is NORMAL for everyday flu! At any one flu season 5%-20% of the US population has the flu and 30,000-35,000 people die from “the flue”. very young and very old are 99% of the fatalities(at least in this country)The best course of action if it comes to your area(the flu), is to STAY HOME! At least till it’s no longer a threat. What happens if you DO get it? Again, STAY HOME-stay away from the little tikes and grampa&grandma, the flue lasts a week to ten days, yer gonna feel really bad for six or seven days, REALLY BAD. Take aspirin, drink fluids(without caffien), get some rest- read a book.but then yer gonna start gettin better but still STAY HOME! You will still be contagious for twelve to fifteen days.Just because YOU have immunity now STAY HOME, don’t spread it any further. These things come and go, and as far as the last 3 flu pandemics, each instance has seen less fatalities, the last in the ’70’s saw less than 10.000 dead worldwide. The way I figure, Ya either get it or ya don’t, ya either die or ya don’t, chances are ya’ll will survive, with or without preparing- As of this point in time, there are a LOT more important things to worry about than a bad cold. Keep in mind just who is running our country(into the ground)right now! Do not let yourself be distracted from prepping for you and yours! Stock up on strage type foods, get that garden goin’ do a little target practice, get out and greet the spring- They say fresh air is the best thing for ya to stay healthy! by the way- only 7 of the over 100 deaths in mexico tested positive for the flu virus- relax,chill out, nobody lives forever, it’s probable that this “epidemic” is just a diversion from REAL NEWS. go here if ya doubt me- http://www.bloggernews.net/120694 Oh yeah, be observant of yer surroundings,keep yer gun loaded and at hand and keep yer powder dry!
SENIOR CITIZENS ARE THE NATION’S LEADING CARRIERS OF AIDS!
MOST OF ALL,
MONETARY AID TO THEIR KIDS!
Aliens and Politicians
The year is 1947
Some of you will recall that on July 8, 1947, a little over 60 years
ago, witnesses claim that an unidentified flying object (UFO) with
five aliens aboard crashed onto a sheep and mule ranch just outside
Roswell, New Mexico . This is a well known incident that many say has
long been covered up by the U.S. Air Force and other federal agencies
However, what you may NOT know is that in the month of April 1948,
nine months after that historic day, the following people were born:
Albert A. Gore, Jr.
John F. Kerry
William J. Clinton
Charles E. Schumer
See what happens when aliens breed with sheep and jackasses?
I certainly hope this bit of information clears up a lot of things
for you. It did for me.
No wonder they support the bill to help illegal aliens!
Now You Know.
A tour bus driver is driving with a bus load of seniors down a highway when he is tapped on his shoulder by a little old lady.
She offers him a handful of peanuts, which he gratefully munches up.
After about 15 minutes, she taps him on his shoulder again and she hands him another handful of peanuts.
She repeats this gesture about five more times.
When she is about to hand him another batch again he asks the little old lady, ‘Why don’t you eat the peanuts yourself?
We can’t chew them because we’ve no teeth,’ she replied.
The puzzled driver asks, ‘Why do you buy them, then?’
The old lady replied, ‘We just love the chocolate around them.’
Riddle of the Day
Arnold Schwarzenegger has a big one.
Michael J.. Fox has a small one.
Madonna doesn’t have one.
The Pope has one but doesn’t use it.
Clinton uses his all the time.
Bush is one.
Mickey Mouse has an unusual one.
Liberace never used his on women.
Jerry Seinfeld is very, very proud of his.
Cher claims that she took on 3.
We never saw Lucy use Desi’s.
What is it?
The answer is: ‘A Last Name.’
You didn’t think I’d send you a dirty joke, did you?
In an effort to keep this an educational page I have the following facts and quotes for ya!
In the 1400’s a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed
to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb.
Hence we have ‘the rule of thumb’
Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented. It was ruled ‘Gentlemen
Only…Ladies Forbidden’.. .and thus, the word GOLF entered into the English language.
The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time
TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. Treasury.
Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
Coca-Cola was originally green.
It is impossible to lick your elbow.
The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work:
The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this…)
The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven:
The average number of people airborne over the U.S. in any given
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair..
The first novel ever written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer.
The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:
Spades – King David
Hearts – Charlemagne
Clubs -Alexander, the Great
Diamonds – Julius Caesar
111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987, 654,321
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front
legs in the air, the person died in battle.
If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died because
of wounds received in battle.
If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died
of natural causes
Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4,
John Hancock and Charles Thomson.
Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn’t added
until 5 years later.
Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
A. Their birthplace
Q. Most boat owners name their boats.
What is the most popular boat name requested?
Q.. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you
have to go until you would find the letter ‘A’?
A. One thousand
Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser
printers have in common?
A. All were invented
Q. What is the only
food that doesn’t spoil?
Q. Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the
In Shakespeare’s time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes.
When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer
to sleep on.
Hence the phrase…’Goodnight , sleep tight’
It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the
wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink.
Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the
honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon.
In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts… So in old England , when
customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them ‘Mind your pints and
quarts, and settle down.’
It’s where we get
the phrase ‘mind your P’s and Q’s’
Many years ago in England , pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or
handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill , they used the whistle
to get some service. ‘Wet your whistle’ is the phrase inspired by this practice.
At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their
Don’t delete this just because it looks weird.
Believe it or not, you can read it.
I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg.
The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at
Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod
are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the first and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae.
The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it wouthit a porbelm. This
is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod
as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?
YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2009 when..
1. You accidentally enter your PIN on the microwave.
2. You haven’t played solitaire with real cards in years.
3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.
4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.
5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they
don’t have e-mail addresses.
6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is
home to help you carry in the groceries.
7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen
8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn’t even have the first
20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around
to go and get it.
10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.
11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )
12 You’re reading this and nodding and laughing.
13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this
14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.
15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn’t a #9 on this
Thanks ya’ll! Please keep the comments comin’ the (damn)duck has renewed faith in ya! But I still may take him to target practice.