flu pandemic or bio-terrorism?
friday, may 1st, 2009
things are not always what they seem, at first glance. Those "tire tracks" would appear to be from malicious kids' cars driving through planted wheat fields, intending to destroy crops and ruin hard-working farmers' overall yields. But they're not. Those tracks are from massive sprayers with 8ft high tires, 30ft spray-booms on both sides, spraying fungicides on early wheat crops, so they don't get the "G4318 wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV)". Only a comparatively-few rows are damaged, in order to save the entire crop. Makes sense now that you know the real story, so that when you see "the tracks", it won't surprise or anger you, as it's done with many people who see it. It's not what it seems.
But now, there's something potentially 10,000x worse, right at America's 'Back Door' with that filthy, turd-world hellhole, Mexico, whose border should have been shut down 10+ years ago, no thanks to the liberal GWB's One-Worlder Policy, of "Fuck You America!" Now, we're going to pay the price; a very high price, indeed.
This possible pandemic of "Mexican Swine-avian-human Flu" (H1N1) has been ongoing for months, but was covered-up by the US CDC and Mexico's government, in the hope that it would "play itself out", and not spread exponentially, as virii are wont to do. Now, it's spreading worldwide.
First question: is it a bio-engineered terrorist weapon, by al-Queerda, of a totally new strain swine-avian-human influenza, with no known antidote or cure? It seems that it's now incubating in Mexico and spreading to Texas, Kansas and NYC, and only God Knows Where Else. Thousands and possibly millions who visited Mexico are taking the virus with them, around the world, to possibly infect hundreds of countries, incubating it, and infecting tens/hundreds/thousands/millions more. Shades of The Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918? Is it an engineered swine-avian-human virus strain?
And the usual, asleep-at-the-switch, shit-for-brains, liberal-demokkkRAT-infested, corrupt, compromised US CDC says it's already "too late to contain it in the US". It's already loose! Well, whooop-dee-fucking-doo!
Second question: Why wasn't the US-Mexico Border CLOSED, as a protection against this? Why wasn't the US Border Fence & Wall completely built? Why, why, why, why? Thousands of al-Queerda operatives have easily-crossed the Mexico-US Border over the past 10-15yrs, and set-up hundreds if not thousands of murderous muslim sleeper cells and muslim terrorist training camps.
The worthless, politicized, corrupted WHO (World Health Organization) called "a public health emergency of international concern." Here's the WHO's "explainer" about the deadly, opportunistic zoonotic virus.
Third question: is the a "cover-up" for what the elected criminals in DC are doing to our economy? Every single year, 30,000+ Americans are killed by Type A Flu. 42,000+ Americans die in traffic accidents. So this is no big deal... yet. That all might change in 2-4 weeks, as latent cases incubate around the world and begin to spread. Time will tell.
This isn't over; it's just beginning.
Around The Garden Center™.
Friday was a beautiful 70°F day, payday for my staff, and a fairly busy retail day at the Complex. I had several new and revised LSCP Estimates to work on, billing for the week's jobs, 2 site visits to get done, a 3pm Key Staff Mtg and several retail customers to assist Dad and Jennifer with. Plus, I took 7 calls for Saturday mulch, soil and compost deliveries, confirmed some pre-purchased plant/tree pick-ups, and went home very tired. It starts all-over at 8am on Saturday through 5pm, and again on Sunday, from 11am through 4pm. I'm closing on Sundays in June-July-August, and will re-open in Sept-Oct on Sundays, for the Fall 25% Off Nursery-Wide Sale. I need some rest from this; 15-19yrs ago, it wasn't "a problem"; now it is.
Summer came for a *early visit* on Saturday: 88°F and it was only "mildly-uncomfortable", with a 10-15mph wind, and high clouds the 'heat index' dropped to 84°F, and it was again tolerable. The sun wasn't blazing hot, with the high cloud cover. We were very busy all morning and early afternoon, but at about 3pm, business slowed to a trickle. I spent time culling-out dead/dying Jap Maples and having Tyler move them out of the retail areas. I then had a chance to grab some lunch, pay some personal bills, clean my Kimber 1911 .45cal ACP, and then take some more calls about our Sunday hours. I closed at 5pm, and was glad to get home for the day.
89°F on Sunday, and lots of sun made it semi-miserable. It was mildly busy, all day. I printed-out the week's work schedule, posted it, and printer the various Monday landscape jobs' estimates for Alan and Seth. I have a lscp mtg with James in the morning, to get some new landscape design philosophy/strategy into immediate play. I've had to make an immediate business decision: cut my losses in both dead plants at customers' landscapes, and minimize plant replacements and concurrent labor to do the requisite replacement work. It's astronomical each year, and if I don't stop the losses, my business is in financial jeopardy. Basic accounting: losses cancel-out profits. A small business can't survive on a net loss, the way GM, Ford etc, can. A long, hot shower felt great before beginning my evening's computer work, before retiring early.
Monday was even more miserable, with 91°F and higher humidity. I had the office AC unit running, since my small desk fan just wasn't getting the job done. James & I spent several morning hours making sites visits, gathering information for needed estimates, and pruning a $599 Jap Maple for a couple, to improve it, after a major branch died-off. I was quite impressed that young James did just what I would have done, and probably saved the day and tree, for those people. I got back to the Complex — Dad was off, the LSCP Crew was out on a LSCP maintenance job, Jennifer was "holding down the fort" — and all of a sudden, we got hammered by 5-8+ customers, and I was deluged with 20+ calls for mulch, tree installs, quotes, questions, questions, questions etc. I was just glad to get out of there for the day. At least "24" was on that evening, and I could lose myself in it, for an hour.
Tuesday was hot, but didn't reach anymore than 85°F, and was tolerable. Seth, a "one-man-machine" also impressed me as I watched him work alone on a job in Shrewsbury. We had a few customers late in the day, but finally closed down around 5:30. Thunderstorms and showers moved through the region overnight, bringing a 35°F drop, to 55°F, and >¼" of rain.
Wednesday was back to "normal", seasonal temps in the 60°Fs, and I was once again enjoying life and work. The crews are busy and I've resurrected an irrigation job that was canceled in January. Near the end of the day, just before I was ready to close, I sold two Jap Maples for over $700.
I took Thursday off, since we're back to 7 days a week (April & May; then closed Sunday in June - August; then re-open on Sunday in September & October), did some food shopping, went to a medical app't, worked on the old corp website updates, and did some projects around the condo. Jeff stopped by at 5:30pm, and installed a router on my home machine. I'm looking all over the Net for Windows 7 RC1 to find a download site, and coming-up with zip. Even as a registered user of TechNet and ZDNet, it's nowhere to be found. I wanted to try it in a dual-boot mode on my home RAID 0 rocket machine with internal & external *Terrabyte drives*. No frigging luck, so far finding the download sites.
Things Which Make Your Head Explode™.
The new swine-flu outbreak, which has killed hundreds in Mexico, and is now beginning to kill Americans, no thanks to GWB-Obama's "Open Borders" Policy. "Containment is no long longer possible". Are millions going to die now that it's jumped from pigs to birds to humans? Probably. Get ready, Friends. One of The Four Horseman, has arrived, at last.
Good riddance, lib-dem trash, Specter, you asshole!
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, another lib-dem asshole, is an actionable scumbag, and should be strung-up in a public square, IMO.
Things Which Make Your Eyes Squirt Blood™.
The perverted, degenerate, subhuman, dirtbag, lowlife, bottom-feeder criminal, corrupt Hate Crimes bill (H.R. 1913), would legalize and protect the following subhuman perversions. IMO, all of those subhuman filth should be summarily-head-shot, killed and thrown into a dumpster. Zero recidivism on society's innocents, and on society! KILL THEM ALL! FUCK HR 1913!!
The Global Warming Scam™.
Here's the truth: Lord Monckton of Brenchley's Science & Public Policy Institute.
If you're looking for my previous tome of links on "The Global Warming Money Pit™", go here.
The commie/fascist/socialist liberal-demokkkRAT filth in the US Congress, have refused to allow Lord Monckton to testify the truth, against con-man, liar, scumbag AlGoreBore's LIES! This is Commie Russia, NOT Free America!
Some People Just Need Killing.™
It's not my intention to be the judge here — that's God's "job" — but rather to "hasten the meeting" so that He can send the following subhuman filth to the "Fires of Hell", "River or Lake of Sulphur", or whatever He deems appropriate. I'd gladly/happily volunteer, at no cost to any of my Hard-Working, Fellow US Taxpayers, to gladly/gleefully/happily headshoot these murderous, lowlife dirtbags of all stripes — their skin-color doesn't matter to me, at all — and rid American Society's innocents (especially our precious children and the frail, defenseless elderly) of them, once-and-for-all. And yes, I'd rather see one innocent man convicted and executed, than 10 murderers/robbers/child rapists-murderers freed, to rob, rape and murder again. Hey; call me an "Old Fashioned Conservative"! Too harsh? Nah. Just RIGHT!
Once again, I call for the due-charging, arrest, trial, conviction, sentencing and summary-execution of George Soros ("Little Georgie Sore-Ass-Socialist"), whose tried to destroy this Western Civilization. He truly needs killing, and his commie/Marxist/socialist organizations should be utterly and totally destroyed.
The Happiness Formula.
What makes you happy? Is it positive thinking, counting your blessings, taking time to smell the flowers, or avoiding traffic jams? This BBC feature investigates whether there's a magic recipe, and how much value we place on contentment. Learn why the increased wealth of countries hasn't necessarily translated into greater happiness, and decide for yourself if the government of Bhutan has figured out the balance between good cheer and wealth. Find out if joyful people are healthier, and how levels of fulfillment change throughout our lives. Now take a test and see just how satisfied you really are. If the results are a little lower than you'd like, take heart in the site's good news: Joy is something we can all afford — and is easily within our grasp. Hallelujah! Come on, get happy!