Thursday, March 29, 2007

What Happened To The Birds?


Taking a trip down memory lane, I recently had occasion to peruse some old posts I've written over my (2) years in the blogosphere. Ahhhh, how time flies.

This one, from October 2005, is about the avian bird flu, about which we were propagandized to fear and prepare for by stocking up on Tamiflu. The government, Big Father/Brother, also promised to buy as much of the vaccine with our tax dollars in order to prepare for this impending crisis.

So, what ever happened? Last I checked, America hasn't been overrun with disease-ridden birds carrying viruses that would mutate and kill us all.
Looking back on this story makes me wonder if Americans still read The Boy Who Cried Wolf and understand the moral of the story. Yesterday it was bird flu, today it is Iran. Perhaps tomorrow it will be cheesecake.

11 Comments:

At 4:58 PM, March 29, 2007 , Blogger skip sievert said...

We are going to get it.
From what quarter is unknown though.
In that Grimm's tale -WOLF!- was cried often till it lost its zing. Before the wolf did show up people were lulled a bit, and then they were suddenly very alert that it was really actually happening, there is nothing like a real wolf to make the hair on the back of your neck stand up.
This time I don`t think people will be much surprised when a wolf or several, make their appearance in scary destructive ways.
Every fairy story comes from the depths of blood and fear. In this all fairy stories are alike. Only the surface differs.

 
At 12:17 PM, March 30, 2007 , Blogger mrsleep said...

I've always felt that the environment, Mother Nature if you refer, will always get even with mankind.

Nature always strikes a balance.

The sick and weak do not survive, and the strong do.

I think it is only a matter of time for the next super-Flu to wipe out many of the populace, and it may just be the Avian variety.

 
At 7:19 AM, April 03, 2007 , Blogger Free Agency Rules said...

When I was in High School, I was told it was a "closed case" that we were in a new "Ice Age" and that we would run out of oil by 1990.

And another "fear mongering" was that we would not be able to feed the population explosion that was happening.

Now it is "bird flu" and Al Gore even predicts "20 foot sea level rise by 2080" while the U.N. scientists all predict 7 to 17 inches.

Guess what, we will need to spend money on something because of these new "fears."

Follow the money!

I believe we are in a "cycle" that happens every 1600 years and that it always takes care of itself or we will find technology to fix it without destroying our economy like Gore wants.

"Necessity is the mother of invention." - Unknown (by me at least)


FAR.

 
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