Monthly Archives: April 2009

Swine Flu variant affects Mexico.Twenty people in the US were infected

Eighty-Six people are dead and over a 1400 people have been infected in the Mexico City Metropolitan area. Seven people  in California Texas,New York ; Kansas,  and Ohio have been infected but since have recovered.  8 children from St. Francis Preparatory High School a Private Catholic High School  in  Forest Hills, Queens in New York City have been diagnosed with the flu after visiting Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Health officials have Identified H1N1: as derivative of the Swine Flu. This version has part swine, part bird and part human flu wrapped up in one bug.

In Mexico City the Mexican Federal Government teamed up state and local government to limit travel, close schools, Malls, parks; churches, museums, art galleries.  People were warned to wear protective masks, and seek medical attention.  Sporting events would go on as planned such a professional soccer matches played to empty stadiums and aired live on radio, t.v. and the internet.

US Health officials are aware of the situation; and have declared a health emergency which doctors will have easier access to medicines.  Now up to 20 reported cases in the US have tested or Swine Flu. Some doctors are advising patients to wear face masks and keep hand clean.

Ten New Zealand high school aged students from Rangitoto College in Auckland have be diagnosed for flu after a Foreign Language  study trip to Mexico. The Students have been quarantine and recovering at home.  The New Zealand Ministry of Health have confirmed the students have the flu but not certain that its H1N1 virus.

In Asia where the swine flu outbreak is conjuring up memories of the SARS and Bird flu epidemics in the early 2000’s.  Government officials are taking matter very seriously. Most are on crisis mode. They warned the public and those who are traveling  outside the region to be on alert and recognize the symptoms of swine flu.

Japaneses health officials are tightening security using thermographic imaging cameras to identify those returning to Japan from Mexico  with fever and handing out face masks to passengers. Travelers to the US and Mexico are being issued face masks and clean hands to prevent infection.

On Saturday, over 400 calls to the Japan health ministry hot line for information about swine flu.

In the People Republic of China, health care  leaders paying close attention. The  government is studying measures to prevent the swine flu; including inspection and quarantining techniques. China and it’s Hong Kong Territory was ground zero of both Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)and bird flu. Over 800 people died from the disease in 2003.

In Canada six cases two in British Columbia and four cases in Nova Scotia in the Canadian Maritime have been confirmed with a mild case of swine flu.  Canadian Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq, who warned “as we continue to ramp up our surveillance efforts these cases are likely not the last we’ll see in Canada.”All are sequestered at home and recovering.

The World Health Organization are very concerned about H1N1 virus. WHO General-Director Margaret Chan says that this may become a pandemic and urge nations to step up their surveillance of suspicious  outbreaks.

Other Countries have reported to cases of swine flu including

Canada (6)

France (2)

Spain (3)

New Zealand (10)

United Kingdom(1)

For More

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention

Washington Post

Drudge Report

The New Zealand Hearld

Ottawa Citizen

Brietbart.com

The Times of London

WABC-TV/ DT

WNBC-TV / DT

New York Daily News

New York Post

KABC-TV / DT

KCBS-TV-DT / KCAL-TV-DT

Los Angeles Times

Orange County Register

Dallas Morning News

Michelle Malkin

Houston Chronicle

UPDATE:

102 people now in Mexico deceased and 1600 infected the number will grow.

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Fires Ravage Myrtle Beach area.

A series of  Wildfires in the Myrtle Beach, SC is 80 Percent contained. The fire started on Last Wednesday ; charred or 25,000 acres. The weather  did not help soaring temps and strong made  it difficult  to fight . However, thanks to volunteer Firefighters from North Carolina and a dozen form across South Carolina. Officials expects under control`Hopefully they can get a good part of the fire completely mopped up and cold tonight, if all goes well,” said Holly Welch, a S.C. Forestry Commission spokesman.

Officials estimates the damage at over $8 million dollars

About 2500 Residents have been evacuated and placed in area shelters according to Hoary County officicas. A few residents have been allowed to return home.  One resident Gwen Vaught shoveled dirt on spots still smoldering around her home in the Poplar community on Friday afternoon and talked about the firefighters who saved her home.

“I wouldn’t have enough money to thank them,” she said. “They did a good job.”

The fire burned on three sides of Vaught’s home and came within 9 1/2 feet of the back corner.

For more:

Myrtle Beach Sun News

Update: according to a report by WBTW “NEWS13” suspect has been cited for starting the fires.

The South Carolina Forestry Commission has identified and ticketed Mark Torchi of Conway. Torchi was burning Garbage on April 18th  behind his home. the The fire was extinguished but strong  winds on Wednesday  re kindled the flame  from the trash pile started the fire which is known as the Highway 31  fire.

Torchi will have to pay up to $732 in fine. Ironicaly, the fire cause over $ 8 million dollars in damages.

The new Washington Witch Trails: Holder will not selectively choose the Terror memos to attack the Bush Adminstration

From The AP US Attorney General Eric Holder will not use terror memos  selectively like he did to Interrogation memos earlier this week. Holder address congress on Thursday. He will release as much information as much as possible.

H/T: Gateway Pundit

No surprise: Nancy Pelosi is Lying again

This Woman is a stranger to the truth. On Wednesday Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi  denied that she was in the meeting that water boarding was discussed. But a report from the Politico website She did and knew about it. She heard about it water boarding  was but said the White House was proposing  to use water boarding,

Then on Thursday, Madame Speaker  was asked again  about water boarding this time she thought the CIA was not using it. F___ing liar, liar pantsuit on fire. Here’s  the proof: 

This original article from Washington Post Key Paragraphs:

With one known exception, no formal objections were raised by the lawmakers briefed about the harsh methods during the two years in which water boarding was employed, from 2002 to 2003, said Democrats and Republicans with direct knowledge of the matter. The lawmakers who held oversight roles during the period included Pelosi and Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) and Sens. Bob Graham (D-Fla.) and John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), as well as Rep. Porter J. Goss (R-Fla.) and Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan).

“In fairness, the environment was different then because we were closer to Sept. 11 and people were still in a panic,” said one U.S. official present during the early briefings. “But there was no objecting, no hand-wringing. The attitude was, ‘We don’t care what you do to those guys as long as you get the information you need to protect the American people.’ ”

Later on “Hannity”  House  of Representative member Pete Hoekstra of Mi called her on it”wasn’t paying attention” if she thought the CIA was not waterboarding:

Pelosi claims the have the most honest, ethical Congress in history.  Riiiiiight! Give me a F___ing Break!

You want to go for it Madame Speaker bring it. Doing what George Soros bidding. To bring this up knowing this would blow up in her and President collective faces moronic. This woman need to go.

Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit

The new Salem WitchTrials:US Attorney Eric Holder Unleashed

On Sunday April 19, President Obama Chief of staff Rahm Emmanuel as ask on ABC News This Week is Administration going after former Bush officials in regarding “torture”. Emmanuel said emphatically No.

On Monday President Obama partially released “enhanced interrogation” program” memos which was previously classified.  The memos revealed the techniques  used by the US against Al Qudea.  That night on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” in an exclusive interview Former Vice President Richard Cheney. In the interview Cheney said President Obama’s actions including the released memos is endangering the nation. Cheney went further  by asking to the Obama Administration to release all the documents including redacting the successes of information  gathering from the “torture”

Then on Tuesday President Obama would allow US Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate Bush officials after the Radical Left Wing Groups               ” Move On.org” pressured the Administration to go after the the presidential ad visors of President Bush on “enhanced interrogation” program” memos.

Meanwhile, republicans officials, along with columnists, Talk show hosts; and bloggers including this one  has called for the full release of the documents.

Follow along on

the Washington Post

Washington Times

ABC News

Fox News Channel

Instapundit

Michelle Malkin

How to get info from terrorist.

Since the President has outlawed torture; Here’s how the new administration show how get info from terrorist: Fly them first class to any American they choose.   Say San Francisco; Put them  up in either a 5-star or 4-star hotel  the Presidential or Royal Suite say the Inter Continental Mark Hopkins or the Fairmont.  Give them a $25,000 shopping spree at locales like Macy’s Union Square  or Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s at San Francisco Centre in SoMa/ Mission Bay neighborhood.  Bring them back ask questions, if no answers send them to a luxury hotel in either  Napa, Sonoma  or Lake Counties in Wine County, along with spa treatments let them pick the most expensive wine about 5 magnums.

If that doesn’t work  send them to Las Vegas  give them $50,000 to gamble put them at the Encore Las Vegas or similar ultra high end  hotel again put them Royal or Presidential suite, all the free food (no pork) and surround him with all the showgirls in Las Vegas( a preview of the 72 virgins but a much larger group).  If that doesn’t help send him back home first class. He’ll tell of all his friends to sign up for terrorist training camps and you’ll be treat like a King; And live to attack another day!

So much for protecting the American People.

The President’s Mega Saving Plan:$100 Million

From Ed Morrissey at Hot Air:  We are really put a dent a deficit spending cutting $100 Million dollars from the budget.  The equivalent of  one F-22  fighter jet. Considering the budget will climb to an astronomical $3. 5 trillion (TRILLION) This is a drop of a water compared to the Pacific Ocean.

Depressing, absolutely depressing! Good job Mr. President, Good Job.