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Monday, February 02, 2004
"It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it." -
Speech in Virginia Convention, Richmond March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry 1736-1799

posted by Rachel 2/02/2004
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Is the hair on the back of your neck standing up? Mine is. I've got that twitchy feeling.

posted by Rachel 2/02/2004
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Shit.
"WHO warns conditions ripe for flu pandemic

TORONTO An outbreak of deadly avian flu in Vietnam which may have killed as many as 12 people could be the precursor to an influenza pandemic, experts admitted Tuesday.

"The ingredients are there that the pandemic can occur," Klaus Stohr, project leader of the World Health Organization's global influenza program, said in an interview from Geneva. "We can hope for the best but we are preparing for the worst."

Public health authorities have been predicting for some time that the world is overdue for a new pandemic, which would sweep the globe, killing millions and causing far-reaching social and economic disruption.

The most deadly example of an influenza pandemic was the Spanish Flu of 1918-19, which killed between 20 million and 40 million people worldwide."
I have a feeling they're going to be saying this every winter until Chairman Mao finally finishes us all off.

posted by Rachel 2/02/2004
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