→ New ‘Heartland’ Virus Discovered in Sick Missouri Farmers : “Two men in Missouri who became severely ill after sustaining tick bites were found to be infected with a new type of virus, according to a study from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).” :sick:
→ West Nile virus confirmed in Standish Maine mosquitoes : “West Nile can be transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. It can cause flu-like symptoms or even death by many people show no symptoms.” :sick:
→ Flu That Leapt From Birds to Seals Is Studied for Human Threat : “Four times in the past century, a new strain of flu has emerged that can spread quickly in humans. One of those strains, which emerged in 1918, killed an estimated 50 million people.” :sick:
→ Fairgoers contract swine flu : “MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State health officials say 14 people exposed to pigs at the state or county fairs have been infected with a new strain of swine flu.” :sick:
→ Most U.S. Schools Unprepared for Pandemics : “Protective gear, medication stockpiles, staff disaster training all lacking.” :sick:
→ TB continued: Drug-resistant strain of deadly disease alarms doctors worldwide : “The world is in the middle of a tuberculosis pandemic, scientists say. What was once a disease of undeveloped nations has raced across continents, with thousands of cases in Asia and Europe. The disease may infect up to two million people by 2015.” :sick:
→ AIDS-like disease found in Asians, trigger unknown : “A mysterious new disease causes AIDS-like symptoms in Asians even though they are not infected with HIV, a research has found. The disease damages patients’ immune systems, but is not contagious.” :sick:
→ Birds Swine and Now Seals – What Will Be The Next Flu Pandemic? : “What was interesting about this is the seals are acting as an intermediary – they have receptors for both bird flu viruses and well as mammalian flu viruses, so you have a host in which this virus can adapt, evolve and become more mammalian in phenotype and more capable of causing disease in mammals. That’s when we really need to be concerned that it’s going to be spreading into humans.” :sick:
→ Half of Americans Die With Almost No Money : “Almost half of U.S. retirees die with savings of $10,000 or less, but that grim finding doesn’t fully describe the variability and uncertainty that characterize retirement in America, according to a recent study.”
→ U.S. Firms Move Abroad : “More big U.S. companies are reincorporating abroad despite a 2004 federal law that sought to curb the practice. One big reason: Taxes. Companies cite various reasons for moving, including expanding their operations and their geographic reach. But tax bills remain a primary concern. A few cite worries that U.S. taxes will rise in the future, especially if Washington revamps the tax code next year to shrink the federal budget deficit.”
→ Food prices are rising : “To add to the problems of high unemployment and increasing poverty across the country Americans are now being confronted with a crises of rising food prices.”
→ Video – Mom Asks Police For Help, Gets Arrested For Child Endangerment : Thanks to Scott G for the link.
→ Remote Alaska to stockpile food, just in case : “Alaska is known for pioneering, self-reliant residents who are accustomed to remote locations and harsh weather. Despite that, Gov. Sean Parnell worries a major earthquake or volcanic eruption could leave the state’s 720,000 residents stranded and cut off from food and supply lines. His answer: Build giant warehouses full of emergency food and supplies, just in case.” Thanks to Randal for the link.
→ Agencies Tamp Down Speculation Over Hollow-Point Ammo Purchases : “Obscure federal agencies triggered a firestorm of conspiracy theories this week after they put out orders for thousands of rounds of deadly hollow-point bullets. But the agencies, most recently the Social Security Administration, are trying to put a damper on the speculation — noting the ammunition is “standard issue” and simply used for mandatory federal training sessions.”
→ Barack Obama Has Destroyed The Future of America In Order To Improve His Chances Of Winning The Next Election : “Barack Obama has destroyed the future of America in order to improve his chances of winning the next election. Under Obama, 5.3 trillion dollars has been ruthlessly stolen from our children and our grandchildren. That money has been used to pump up the debt-fueled false prosperity that we have been experiencing.”
→ GMO: The Secret the Food Industry Is Spending Millions to Keep : “Big Agriculture and food companies are shelling out gobs of cash ahead of November’s election to convince Californians to vote against a proposed law that would require businesses to label products that contain genetically modified organisms.” Thanks to Gwen C for the link.
→ Anti-Obama Billboards The Talk Of Hanson : “One shows a little girl raising her middle finger next to the message – Thanks Obama. You’ve spent my lunch money, my allowance, my inheritance, 35 years of future paychecks and my retirement. You Jerk. Vote Mitt Romney For 2012!” Thanks to tommy 2r’s for the link.
→ The Gold Standard Goes Mainstream : “In the ferment within today’s Republican Party, there’s a growing realization that America’s system of fiat money is part of the economic problem.” Thanks to tommy 2r’s for the link.