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View Poll Results: Will the Swine flu be a big deal?
Yes! I'm fairly certain thousands are going to die 8 7.62%
Yes, but it won't be anymore important than regular flu season 21 20.00%
No! We're going to be fine 45 42.86%
Maybe...let's wait and see 7 6.67%
I'm sick of the media and it's fear-mongering that I refuse to answer this question 24 22.86%
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:54 PM #1
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Official Swine Flu Poll: Do you believe the hype?

I know there are swine flu threads, but I wanted to see what percentage of people on this site actually believe the bull**** the media is feeding us right now. So...let's see...
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:59 PM #2
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the media over exaggerates everything.
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:59 PM #3
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we will be fine.

the only reason why people have died is because they have gotten bad care or too little too late.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:02 PM #4
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I know there are swine flu threads, but I wanted to see what percentage of people on this site actually believe the bull**** the media is feeding us right now. So...let's see...
No, this has almost as much hype as Obama's election did.

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Old 04-30-2009, 09:14 PM #5
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we will be fine.

the only reason why people have died is because they have gotten bad care or too little too late.
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As the situation stands right now is it being completely over-exaggerated. It's not even as bad as the average winter flu, which something like 35,000 Americans die from every year. It's just cases like 239baller described or elderly/already sick people catching the virus that just exacerbates their condition that lead to 99% of deaths.

Either that or it's the zombie apocalypse.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:01 PM #6
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The reality of the situation is we are not immune to a pandemic/mass-plague.

Viruses are constantly mutating. To say we will never be bothered with another flu pandemic or plague is arrogant.

I do believe the media is once again crying wolf on this one though.

People fail to realize as much as our medicine advances, so do the viruses.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:05 PM #7
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Either that or it's the zombie apocalypse.
Sweet. I gotta go practice my CODWAW: zombies.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:42 PM #8
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Yes, I believe it.

Nobody's saying its going to kill millions of people, just that the threat of it spreading globally is very serious. Whenever an animal virus makes the species jump their should be alarm.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:47 PM #9
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I think there are WAY too many people that think this is the new black plague. Egypt ordered all the pigs in the country to be slaughtered because of this (even though it hasn't been found in Pigs )
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:49 PM #10
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I think there are WAY too many people that think this is the new black plague. Egypt ordered all the pigs in the country to be slaughtered because of this (even though it hasn't been found in Pigs )
I'm sure they wouldn't have slaughtered 400,000 pigs just for the hell of it...just saying.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:53 PM #11
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I'm sure they wouldn't have slaughtered 400,000 pigs just for the hell of it...just saying.
It's because of the name 'swine flu'. There have been no reported cases of a pig carrying it. It's a mutation of both swine and avian flu, and I don't think pigs are even able to catch it, but I could be wrong about that.

edit - to reply directly, there was a reason...fear and ignorance.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:55 PM #12
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It's because of the name 'swine flu'. There have been no reported cases of a pig carrying it. It's a mutation of both swine and avian flu, and I don't think pigs are even able to catch it, but I could be wrong about that.

edit - to reply directly, there was a reason...fear and ignorance.
http://www.hubdub.com/m39899/Will_CD...Farm_in_Mexico

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Old 04-30-2009, 10:59 PM #13
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Hm, proper or not it doesn't look like they made any outrageous claims so I'm inclined to believe there's some backing to it. I'm interested to see what comes out of this investigation they're talking about.
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:14 PM #14
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Yes, I believe it.

Nobody's saying its going to kill millions of people, just that the threat of it spreading globally is very serious. Whenever an animal virus makes the species jump their should be alarm.
Hey. I like your answer. It's logical and rational. Sounds like these flu viruses happen a lot with you humans. Pretty every day stuff we're talking here.

So why do you guys (not you personally) talk about it 24/7 on your tv sets, messageboards, text messages, news feeds, when there are other, more pressing matters happening in the world?

It's like humanity is searching for this connection with each other, but going on about it the completely wrong way. It's quite amusing to us reptilians. We are all connected. All working in unison...



















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Old 04-30-2009, 11:16 PM #15
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Except this isn't "every day stuff" we're talking about here.
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:21 PM #16
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:35 PM #17
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Here is a good exercise to put how dangerous swine flu is.

1) Hold up a dollar bill.
2) Go outside, and compare your dollar bill to your house.
3) Note how many of those dollar bills it might take to buy your house (700,000 seems about right)
4) Try and picture that
5) Realize heart disease is is 700,000 times more likely to kill you then swine flu.
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:08 AM #18
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it is illegal to lie on the television or the internet.
punishable by water boarding if I am not mistaken.

only fools and lepers feel the media is exagerating this pandemic.
if ANYTHING the media is UNsadgerating this pandemic.

if you dont already own dustmasks then you are allready basically dead.
the safest thing you can do for your children is to release them into the woods away from all swine, humans, and pig-men.
the most logical thing you can do is riot, steal survival gear.
in order to survive you may have to execute your neighbors and stake claim to a city block all for yourself and set up barbed wire around the perimeter to maintain a safe quarantine zone.

heed my words or suffer a mild sore throught and possibly nausea for 3 to 7 days from the SWINE FLU!
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:09 AM #19
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Here is a good exercise to put how dangerous swine flu is.

1) Hold up a dollar bill.
2) Go outside, and compare your dollar bill to your house.
3) Note how many of those dollar bills it might take to buy your house (700,000 seems about right)
4) Try and picture that
5) Realize heart disease is is 700,000 times more likely to kill you then swine flu.
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:14 AM #20
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the regular flu kills 33,000 americans a year on average. this will be about the same

I wish the media called it a hamdemic instead of pandemic
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:18 AM #21
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