Monday, February 20, 2006

Worth the Read:

  • Be Afraid, be very afraid... France has confirmed its first case of bird flu. Am I the only one (besides Justrose) who is really starting to freak out about this... we are so LONG overdue for a huge population controlling epidemic...
    "Peter Bradnock, chief executive of the British Poultry Council, was calm about the infected duck in France. “Crucially, it is not in poultry and has not reached any domestic birds in Europe. Biosecurity is the key and all farms are operating at a very high standard. If there is an infected wild bird found in Britain then the exclusion zone will be brought in and that will give us even extra safeguards.”
    All poultry movements would be halted inside an exclusion zone and all birds tested. A single infected bird would prompt the slaughter of the entire flock." (source)
    Well, if nothing else it should give PETA something else to protest about...

  • Coming in a close second as most disturbing story (after the fetus-eating doctor) is the Zimbabwe sewers being clogged weekly with excesses of newborns and fetuses.
    "The corpses of at least 20 newborn babies and fetuses are found each week in the sewers of Zimbabwe's capital, some having been flushed down toilets, Harare city authorities said, according to state media Friday." (source)

  • Cheney's unlucky hunting party spoke to the media. His full statement. "My family and I are deeply sorry for all Vice President Cheney and his family had to deal with this week. ...We hope he will continue to come to Texas and seek the relaxation he deserves." Reaction from the left'osphere...that he must be covering for Cheney because he has stake in Halliburton --what else?
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