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China squawking

CNN reports:

Chinese authorities have killed more than 20,000 birds from a live-poultry trading zone in Shanghai after an unusual strain of bird flu was found in pigeons, state-run media Xinhua reported today.

The H7N9 virus, or bird flu, has killed six people. It had not previously been found in humans until 14 cases were reported in China this week -- all in a coastal area of eastern China.



China squawking

CNN reports:

Chinese authorities have killed more than 20,000 birds from a live-poultry trading zone in Shanghai after an unusual strain of bird flu was found in pigeons, state-run media Xinhua reported today.

The H7N9 virus, or bird flu, has killed six people. It had not previously been found in humans until 14 cases were reported in China this week -- all in a coastal area of eastern China.



It's all history now

How did we get here.. a little bit of a history: North Korea’s road to nuclear weapons Chronology of US and North Korean missile diplomacy
Time Magazine in 1994 said that Kim Jong Il ‘may be more dangerous than Saddam.’ That certainly turned out to be true..  By the way, in 1994, Kim Jong Un was probably about 8 or 9 years old. And his dad was on TIME.

A message received on North Korea from a reader

It was in response to my posts all day regarding North Korea.. Valid points are asserted, however. Read along:Well the US has to treat the threats with some sort of seriousness. A threat is a threat, but it is really not one they should have children hearing about and scared of because as of right now nothing is going to come out of this.The fact that there are US military on the 38th parallel is no new thing, they have been there ready for attack since the seize fire with the Korean War. Actually, we are technically still in the Korean war since no peace treaty was signed, it’s just a seize fire. Plus I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if the North Korean troops started surrendering as soon as we would start an attack. Lots of North Koreans are scared to speak out against their country since it means an immediate sentence for them and their whole family to prison camps. In previous wars, like the Iraq war, the conditions in the country are full of so much suck that the soldier sur…

A message received on North Korea from a reader

It was in response to my posts all day regarding North Korea.. Valid points are asserted, however. Read along:Well the US has to treat the threats with some sort of seriousness. A threat is a threat, but it is really not one they should have children hearing about and scared of because as of right now nothing is going to come out of this.The fact that there are US military on the 38th parallel is no new thing, they have been there ready for attack since the seize fire with the Korean War. Actually, we are technically still in the Korean war since no peace treaty was signed, it’s just a seize fire. Plus I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if the North Korean troops started surrendering as soon as we would start an attack. Lots of North Koreans are scared to speak out against their country since it means an immediate sentence for them and their whole family to prison camps. In previous wars, like the Iraq war, the conditions in the country are full of so much suck that the soldier sur…

All the trouble in the world..

THURSDAY APRIL 4 2013
THE GOD OF WAR IS IN THE SKY.. The United States is sending US missile defense to Guam.. American troops are ready at the border Two North Korean subs "disappear'.. South lost contact days ago.. "Moment of explosion" near.. Congressman Peter King argues to pre-emptive strike! China building up at the North Korean border.. tanks and troops.. North Korea's Twitter account hacked.. What does China think? Now North Korea is prepping long range missiles.. Russian experts seens the North and South on the brink of war.. North Korean missiles on the move.. but threat seen as 'limited'..
"Real and present danger"
Amazing how we are prepping for war.. but no one is talking about any possibility of war. Are schools ready telling children not to worry? Are we getting cash out of banks? Are we stocking up with water? It's amazing that such threats are being hurled by North Korea, and how the United States military is beefing up personnel and the…

All the trouble in the world..

THURSDAY APRIL 4 2013
THE GOD OF WAR IS IN THE SKY.. The United States is sending US missile defense to Guam.. American troops are ready at the border Two North Korean subs "disappear'.. South lost contact days ago.. "Moment of explosion" near.. Congressman Peter King argues to pre-emptive strike! China building up at the North Korean border.. tanks and troops.. North Korea's Twitter account hacked.. What does China think? Now North Korea is prepping long range missiles.. Russian experts seens the North and South on the brink of war.. North Korean missiles on the move.. but threat seen as 'limited'..
"Real and present danger"
Amazing how we are prepping for war.. but no one is talking about any possibility of war. Are schools ready telling children not to worry? Are we getting cash out of banks? Are we stocking up with water? It's amazing that such threats are being hurled by North Korea, and how the United States military is beefing up personnel and the…

Last week's global superstorm

For a time last week, a storm that hit the United States actually spanned the entire Atlantic Ocean.. that’s incredible. More here
thesmithian: [meaningful glance] Looks like the poster for a horror movie.. EGG ROLL HELL
By now you’ve seen or heard about the horrible event last night involving Louisville player Kevin Ware. (Video here, watch at your own risk) It was so graphic that CBS even halted replays of the leg break.. It’s most obviously the water cooler talk this morning and will be rehashed over and over again throughout the day. When it happened, however, something else struck me about the affair. Immediately Twitter lit up with people’s thoughts, and my Facebook friends’ collective chatter was all about Ware. I get it.. It was a sports injury live on TEE VEE, it was enough to make you queasy.. and we all celebrate March Madness like it’s a religious event. So it makes sense.. But what is absent from Twitter and my Facebook friends’ profiles? Any or all words about innocent children killed in drone attacks in Pakistan. Any and all stories about the civilians’ lives we left in shambles in Iraq after ten years of war (those who survived).. And and all knowledge of North Korean death camps.. Any an…
By now you’ve seen or heard about the horrible event last night involving Louisville player Kevin Ware. (Video here, watch at your own risk) It was so graphic that CBS even halted replays of the leg break.. It’s most obviously the water cooler talk this morning and will be rehashed over and over again throughout the day. When it happened, however, something else struck me about the affair. Immediately Twitter lit up with people’s thoughts, and my Facebook friends’ collective chatter was all about Ware. I get it.. It was a sports injury live on TEE VEE, it was enough to make you queasy.. and we all celebrate March Madness like it’s a religious event. So it makes sense.. But what is absent from Twitter and my Facebook friends’ profiles? Any or all words about innocent children killed in drone attacks in Pakistan. Any and all stories about the civilians’ lives we left in shambles in Iraq after ten years of war (those who survived).. And and all knowledge of North Korean death camps.. Any an…

All your headlines are belong to us

Good to see that media is all on the same page. If you watched your local diatribe of fires, plagues, crime, and pestilence, you've most certainly heard that ‘economic factors may take some spring out of the Easter Bunny’s step this year.’ It was so noticeable that Conan O’Brien put a montage together of local boobs on the tube telling us the same statement from their teleprompter. While the video is hilarious for obvious reasons, it begs the bigger question: Who writes it.. and how it is dispensed to all the stations? And just once sentence, quite frankly, could be proof that we are hit with misinformation all at the same time. Remember, while some may have abandoned the big network news and papers, we still turn to the locals for the information close to home. And if the big conglomerates could get to them, well… the mis and disinformation could survive.

All your headlines are belong to us

Good to see that media is all on the same page. If you watched your local diatribe of fires, plagues, crime, and pestilence, you've most certainly heard that ‘economic factors may take some spring out of the Easter Bunny’s step this year.’ It was so noticeable that Conan O’Brien put a montage together of local boobs on the tube telling us the same statement from their teleprompter. While the video is hilarious for obvious reasons, it begs the bigger question: Who writes it.. and how it is dispensed to all the stations? And just once sentence, quite frankly, could be proof that we are hit with misinformation all at the same time. Remember, while some may have abandoned the big network news and papers, we still turn to the locals for the information close to home. And if the big conglomerates could get to them, well… the mis and disinformation could survive.