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Friday, 23 December 2005
Ralph Nader
Mood:  loud
Now Playing: Bird Flu - Debate - Truth - Death
Topic: NADER
Here is what was in an email to joe anybody on the 23 of December
I thought it contained an interesting points to make about a couple different subjects
1. Bird Flu
2. Bush Kerry Du-opoly Election Debate Farce

Below is the email from Joe's Favorite Canidate:

For your Information:In his new book, The Monster at Our Door - The Global Threat of Avian Flu, author Mike Davis writes that "Kerry, in fact, let Bush off the hook, never once mentioning the avian influenza threat in any of the three presidential debates." Davis then tells his readers what we knew but the media ignored last year.

******** Here are Mike Davis' words: **********

In short, as Nature pointed out, "Three years of heightened concern about bioterrorism have done nothing to address the fundamental weakness of the U.S. public health system. Except for those lucky few - mainly doctors and soldiers - who might receive prophylactic treatment with Tamiflu, the Bush administration had left most Americans as vulnerable to the onslaught of a new flu pandemic as their grandparents or great grandparents had been in 1918. Pandemic planners admitted that the bulk of the public, initially at least, would simply have to cower in their homes. In a presidential election season dominated by "national security," pandemic vulnerability should have been a decisive wedge issue; however, the Kerry campaign scolded Bush for the vaccine debacle and promised to stabilize future production with government purchases of unused stocks, but otherwise offered few substantive ideas for repairing America's collapsing public-health infrastructure. Kerry, in fact, let Bush off the hook, never once mentioning the avian influenza threat in any of the three presidential debates.

The only presidential candidate to pay attention to the monster at the door was Ralph Nader, the candidate whose presence in the campaign was so reviled by "progressive" born again Democrats. In February 2004 Nader contrasted the administration's obsession with Iraq's nonexistent "weapons of mass destruction" with its failure to energetically address avian flu in Asia. "The chain of infections from domesticated Chinese ducks to pigs to humans," he forewarned in colorful prose, "can explode into a world war of mutant viruses taking millions of casualties before vaccines can be developed and deployed." Six months later he wrote a public letter to Bush impeaching the administration's failure to act upon the warnings of top researchers and medical organizations. "Such notice apparently is not enough to move your Presidency to action. These mutating viruses are not like human villains. You need to recognize that their indiscriminate destruction of innocent civilians however, can be considered a form of viral terrorism." In the WHO's "worst-case" scenario, 2 million of these "innocent civilians" threatened with death are Americans of the remaining 98 million, however, live in the poor cities of the Third World."

~Ralph Nader

Z3 Readers Think about these two points ...Thats all!
"Happy Holidays"

Posted by Joe Anybody at 2:42 PM PST

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