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Solar activity organic farming cause global warming, Sun and earthworms harming planet, UN and Dutch studies, Obama and left to ban earthworms?

Solar activity organic farming cause global warming, Sun and earthworms harming planet, UN and Dutch studies, Obama and left to ban earthworms?

“Now, I‟d love to stand here and debate the science of global warming. The media of course long ago declared that debate over – global warming is a planetary emergency, we‟ve got to change the way we live now. I‟ve followed this debate closely for over 15 years. I read everything I get my hands on. I‟m an engineer, so I tend to be skeptical when journalists hyperventilate about science – “World coming to an end – details at 11”. My research convinces me that claims of a scientific consensus about global warming mislead the public and policy makers – and may reflect another agenda.”…Keith O. Rattie April 2, 2009

“Save the earthworm.”…Citizen Wells

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″

From Fox News February 1, 2013.

“Report shows UN admitting solar activity may play significant role in global warming”

“The Earth has been getting warmer — but how much of that heat is due to greenhouse gas emissions and how much is due to natural causes?

A leaked report by a United Nations’ group dedicated to climate studies says that heat from the sun may play a larger role than previously thought.

“[Results] do suggest the possibility of a much larger impact of solar variations on the stratosphere than previously thought, and some studies have suggested that this may lead to significant regional impacts on climate,” reads a draft copy of a major, upcoming report from the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The man who leaked the report, StopGreenSuicide blogger Alec Rawls, told FoxNews.com that the U.N.’s statements on solar activity were his main motivation for leaking the document.

“The public needs to know now how the main premises and conclusions of the IPCC story line have been undercut by the IPCC itself,” Rawls wrote on his website in December, when he first leaked the report.

Rawls blames the U.N. for burying its point about the effect of the sun in Chapter 11 of the report.”

Read more: 

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/02/01/report-show-un-admitting-solar-activity-may-play-significant-role-in-global/#ixzz2Jw1fuCtN

From WUWT February 3, 2013.

“Worms guilty of climate problem”

“Forget the whole debate around global warming. Because it is all the fault of the worm.

Organic farming cause more greenhouse gases, but also what can of worms. Right earthworms, which improve soil fertility, the greenhouse gas emissions from soil to speed up. And not such a bit as well. Note that research teams of four different international universities, including those of Wageningen. The study was made public Sunday.

Earthworms increase emissions of carbon dioxide from soil on average by 33% and that of nitrous oxide by 42%. That’s because of the hustle and bustle of the critters, preventing the gases can more easily escape to the atmosphere.”

“Greenhouse-gas emissions from soils increased by earthworms

Ingrid M. Lubbers, Kees Jan van Groenigen, Steven J. Fonte, Johan Six, Lijbert Brussaard & Jan Willem van Groenigen

Abstract

Earthworms play an essential part in determining the greenhouse-gas balance of soils worldwide, and their influence is expected to grow over the next decades. They are thought to stimulate carbon sequestration in soil aggregates, but also to increase emissions of the main greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide. Hence, it remains highly controversial whether earthworms predominantly affect soils to act as a net source or sink of greenhouse gases. Here, we provide a quantitative review of the overall effect of earthworms on the soil greenhouse-gas balance. Our results suggest that although earthworms are largely beneficial to soil fertility, they increase net soil greenhouse-gas emissions.”

Read more:

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/02/03/if-you-thought-global-warming-is-a-can-of-wroms-you-were-right-earthworms-found-to-increase-ghg-emissions/#more-78745

Folks, gather up as many earthworms as you can before Obama and the left try to ban them too.

LA City firefighters aid Haiti, FEMA, Port o Prince in ruins, Ineptitude, Criminal neglect, 200000 dead, UN Anti American, USAID Obamaites and Communists

I received the following email a short while ago from a dependable source. I have no further verification except that the LA City firefighters did in fact go to Haiti. If anyone has any supporting details, please provide them.

“To All,
 
 I just returned from Haiti with xxxxxxx. We flew in at 3 AM Sunday to the scene of such incredible destruction on one side, and enormous ineptitude and criminal neglect on the other.
 
   Port o Prince is in ruins. The rest of the country is fairly intact.Our team was a rescue team and we carried special equipment that locates people buried under the rubble.  There are easily 200,000 dead; the city smells like a charnel house. The bloody UN was there for 5 years doing apparently nothing but wasting US Taxpayers money. The ones I ran into were either incompetent or outright anti-American. Most are French or French speakers, worthless every damn one of them. While 1800 rescuers were ready, willing and able to leave the airport and go do their jobs, the UN and USAID  (another organization full of little Obamaites and Communists that openly speak against America). These two organizations exemplified their parochialism by:
 
        USAID, when in control of all inbound flights, had food and water flights stacked up all the way to Miami, yet allowed Geraldo Rivera, Anderson Cooper and a host of other left wing news puppies to land.
 
        Pulled all the security off the rescue teams so that Bill Clinton and his wife could have the grand tour, whilst we sat unable to get to people trapped in the rubble.
 
        Stacked enough food and water for the relief over at the side of the airfield then put a guard on it while we dehydrated and wouldn’t release a drop of it to the resuers.
 
        No shower facilities to decontaminate after digging or moving corpses all day, except for the FEMA teams who brought their own shower and decon equipment, as well as air conditioned tents.
 
        No latrine facilities, less digging a hole.  If you set up a shitter, everyone was trying to use it.
 
I watched a 25 year old Obamaite with the USAID shrieking hysterically, berate a full bird colonel in the Air Force because he countermanded her orders whilst trying to unscrew the air pattern.  ” You don’t know what your president wants!  The military isn’t in charge here!  We are!”
 
 If any of you are thinking of giving money to the Haitian relief, or to the UN, don’t waste your money. It will only go to further the goals of the French and the Liberal left.
 
 If we are a fair and even society, why is it that only white couples are adopting Haitian orphans? Where the hell is that vocal minority that is always screaming about the injustice of American society?
 
Bad place, bad situation, but a perfect look at the new world order in action. New Orleans magnified a thousand times. Haiti doesn’t need democracy.  What Haiti needs is Papa Doc. That’s not just my opinion, that is what virtually every Haitian we talked with said. The French run the UN and treat us the same as when we were a colony.  At least Papa Doc ran the country.
 
 Oh, and as a last slap in the face, the last four of us had to take US AIRWAYs home from Phoenix. They slapped me with a 590 dollar baggage charge for the four of us. The girl at the counter was almost in tears because she couldn’t give us a discount or she would lose her job. Pass that on to the flying public.”
 

News of the LA Firefighters trip

From laist, January 12, 2010.

” Just three hours after the large 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti just before 2 p.m. PST, Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel are already mobilizing in case they are needed to fly out and offer aid. The 72-member team, made up of Urban Search and Rescue specialists, is referred to as California Task Force 2 (CA-TF2).”

Read more:

http://laist.com/2010/01/12/after_haitis_70_earthquake_la_count.php

From the Examiner, January 18, 2010.

“In Los Angeles, where earthquakes are inately on the minds of area residents, actions speak louder than words. So, when the Haiti catastrophe struck, the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Task Force 2 Search and Rescue team immediately readied for their trip to the devastated Caribbean naiton.
 

After several days of waiting to deloy, 72 highly trained professionals traveled to the Haiti to help in search-and-rescue efforts. Among those now in Haiti to help are firefighters, paramedics, rescue specialists, emergency room physicians, structural engineers, heavy equipment specialists, search dogs and handlers, hazardous material technicians, communications specialists, and logistics experts

 “… these guys are… over there to be self-sufficient,” Los Angeles County Fire Department inspector Frederic Stowers said. “They’ll be working together. If necessary, they’ll coordinate with members of the U.S. Embassy in Haiti for translators. But these guys are trained to be self-reliant.”

Along with the search-and-rescue team now in Haiti, supplies that traveled along with these experts included 55,000 pounds of prepackaged tools and medical equipment to conduct help throughout the day and night.”

Read more:

http://www.examiner.com/x-6157-LA-Travel-Examiner~y2010m1d18-In-Haiti-Dogs-firefighters-lifesaving-equipment-from-Los-Angeles-save-lives–photos

Obama speaks in Copenhagen, Socialist Communist comrades, Hugo Chavez, Global warming radicals, CO2, Carbon dioxide, Youtube video of communists socialists

From Americans for Prosperity, December 18, 2009, Obama speaks and panders to his socialist, communist comrades in Copenhagen.

Today, President Obama is at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. This morning he spoke from the same podium that Venezuelan socialist strongman Hugo Chavez used to decry the “silent and terrible ghost” of capitalism – to declare that “capitalism is the road to hell.”
The enraptured global warming radicals at the Copenhagen conference rewarded Chavez with a standing ovation for his anti-freedom diatribe, telling us everything we need to know about the modern radical environmental movement headed by Al Gore.
If you have any doubt that many global warming extremists are self-proclaimed communists and socialists – CLICK HERE for an AFP video showing these extremists marching through the streets of Copenhagen.
President Obama had an opportunity to stand up and defend the economic freedoms of our great nation, which have made America the greatest and most prosperous on earth.
Instead, he chose to pander to his adoring supporters abroad, saying: “America will fulfill the commitments that we have made: cutting our emissions in the range of 17 percent by 2020, and by more than 80 percent by 2050 in line with final legislation.”
Clearly, President Obama wants to join these radicals in signing a binding international treaty that will bring cap-and-trade-style energy taxes and energy rationing to our nation.
As you know, we were in Copenhagen last week for a briefing we beamed back live to 24 grassroots events across the United States (from Billings, Montana to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in between). Thousands more watched from home or work on our AmericansforProsperity.org website.
Without a doubt the most frustrating moment of the Copenhagen trip was sitting in the American pavilion at the convention center as Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency head, Lisa Jackson, gleefully touted the EPA’s new finding declaring that carbon dioxide endangers human health and welfare. The room full of mostly Europeans applauded wildly.
Ms. Jackson’s introducer, the U.S. ambassador to Denmark, talked about all she had done as in the director of New Jersey’s state EPA. What irony…New Jersey has one of the worst economies in the nation – people are really hurting – in part due to Lisa Jackson’s job-killing heavy-handed regulatory policies. Now the Obama administration hopes she “does for the United States what she did for New Jersey.”
So far, Americans for Prosperity activists have logged more than 13,000 comments telling EPA to obey its mandate and leave climate legislation to the people’s elected representatives. If you haven’t taken action yet, click here to help stop EPA’s power grab before the December 28th deadline.
We face a long hard fight to overturn or at least mitigate the potentially devastating impact of this EPA “finding” in coming months and years. Speaking in carefully coded environmental-speak, Ms. Jackson discussed what her 18,000 EPA bureaucrats have in mind for small businesses, large corporations and even families. We must and we will hold Congress responsible if they fail to stop what the EPA is trying to do.

I talked to many individual environmental leaders and activists from Greenpeace, Sierra Club, World Wildlife Fund, members of the U.S. delegation, EPA bureaucrats, and activists from other smaller groups. They’re true believers. In their view only the government can step in and “fix” this problem by forcing individuals to dramatically change their lives, to pay more taxes for the privilege of using energy or creating jobs. Capitalism is THE culprit in their morality tale. Those with a different view are dismissed as ignorant simpletons or denounced as greedy robber barons who must be stopped.
There is no room for compromise in their world.
If we’re going to protect our freedoms and preserve a free market that has pulled generations from the muck and misery of grinding poverty, then we are going to have to defeat them in the public arena.
The good news – the American public agrees with us. Every poll shows support for cap-and-trade policies going downhill. The legislation is dead for this year, after most pundits thought it a done deal earlier this year.
The bad news – from what I saw firsthand in Copenhagen – our opponents have nearly unlimited financial resources, committed grassroots troops of their own, and deeply entrenched organizations that think strategically and act aggressively.
We’ve got to be innovative, aggressive, confident, strategic and on message. Most of all – we have to fight each and every day.
And, that’s exactly what we’re going to do.

Tim

Global warming emails, Hacker leaks thousands of emails, East Anglia University UK, Dr. Tim Ball, Lies, Pseudo science, global average temperatures, CO2, computer models, Carbon footprints, Greenhouse gas, Global warming myths

The recent leaked emails from East Anglia University in the UK came as no surprise to me or many others who chose to question Global Warming myths and pseudo science. I have a math/science background and possibly more importantly, I am from NC and many of us have built in BS detectors. When confronted with numbers and theories that appeared absurd, I did some real research and reported on this blog. Watch the following video from a real scientist and then visit or revisit articles presented here going back to February of 2008.
“Climategate: Dr. Tim Ball on the hacked CRU emails”

Frem a speech given by Keith O. Rattie, Chairman, President and CEO of Questar Corporation, on April 2, 2009, at the 22nd Annual UVU Symposium on Environmental Ethics, held at Utah Valley University.
Reported here, May 15, 2009
“My perspective on global warming changed when I began to understand the limitations of the computer models that scientists have built to predict future warming. If the only variable driving the earth‟s climate were manmade CO2 then there‟d be no debate – global average temperatures would increase by a harmless one degree over the next 100 years. But the earth‟s climate is what engineers call a “non-linear, dynamic system”. The models have dozens of inputs. Many are little more than the opinion of the scientist – in some cases, just a guess.”
“Another example, water vapor is a far more potent greenhouse gas than CO2. [The media now calls CO2 a “pollutant”. If CO2 is a “pollutant” then water vapor is also a “pollutant” – that‟s absurd, but I digress]. Some scientists believe clouds amplify human CO2 forcing, others believe precipitation acts as the earth‟s thermostat. But scientists do not agree on how to model clouds, precipitation, and evaporation, thus there‟s no consensus on this fundamental issue.”
“But the reality for American consumers is that whether you buy that the science is settled or not, the political science is settled. With the media cheering them on, Congress has promised to “do something”. CO2 regulation is coming, whether it will do any good or not. Indeed, President Obama‟s hope of shrinking the now the massive federal budget deficit depends on vast new revenues from a tax on carbon energy – so called “cap and trade”. Harry Reid has promised cap and trade legislation by August.”
Cap and trade, Global warming, Fact vs Fiction

From the Citizen Wells blog, March 10, 2008

“So, what is hampering our oil production. Environmental wackos. Let’s take Alaska for example. Of course, they always bring up environmental impact. But they also bring up animals like polar bears and whales. They use pseudo science of global warming and terms like may and could cause. They consistently use false data and science. I hear talk of polar bears becoming extinct almost every day when in fact their numbers have increased. Alleged receding ice will fundamentally have no impact on their numbers.”
Always follow the money

From the Citizen Wells blog, March 10, 2008

“Weather Channel founder John Coleman is calling global warming a fraud and says the station he founded needs to stop telling people what to think about climate change.”

“One of it’s meteorologists suggested two years ago that weathercasters who have doubts about global warming should lose their certification. Coleman advocates suing people who sell carbon credits — including Al Gore — because the attention in the courts could, in his words, “put some light on the fraud of global warming.””
 John Coleman on Al Gore Global Warming lies

From the Citizen Wells blog, February 28, 2008
“Global warming is not equivalent to climate change. Significant, societally important climate change, due to both natural- and human- climate forcings, can occur without any global warming or cooling.”
“In terms of climate change and variability on the regional and local scale, the IPCC Reports, the CCSP Report on surface and tropospheric temperature trends, and the U.S. National Assessment have overstated the role of the radiative effect of the anthropogenic increase of CO2 relative to the role of the diversity of other human climate climate forcing on global warming, and more generally, on climate variability and change.”
“Global and regional climate models have not demonstrated skill at predicting regional and local climate change and variability on multi-decadal time scales.”
R.A. Pielke Sr. provides a balanced view of climate science
 

Common sense goes a long way where I come from and the numbers and peudo science from the likes of Al Gore never made sense. I also checked some real data from time to time like summer temperatures in Antarctica.
Here is one of the better sources for information on climate change and earth facts.
http://wattsupwiththat.com

CDC, Press briefing transcripts, May 7, 2009, 4 PM ET, New England Journal of Medicine Articles on H1N1 Flu, 1918 flu pandemic, H1N1 Virus, Triple Reassortant Swine Influenza A (H1)

Read the following transcript and provide your thoughts:

“Press Briefing Transcripts

CDC Telebriefing on New England Journal of Medicine Articles on H1N1 Flu

May 7, 2009, 4 p.m. ET”

“>>> Welcome and thank you for standing by.  At this time, all participants are in listen-only mode until the question and answer period of today’s conference call.  During the question and answer session, you may press star one to ask a question.  At this time, I’ll turn the call Over to Mr. Dave Daigle.  You may begin. 

>> Hi, this is Dave Daigle, with CDC Media Relations, thank you for joining us on this short-notice telebriefing to discuss two “New England Journal of Medicine” publications: The Emergence of Novel Swine-Origin Influenza A H1N1 Virus in Humans and Human Infections with Triple-Reassortant Swine Influenza A (H1) in the U.S. from 2005 to 2009.  Joining us today are Drs. Michael Shaw, Lyn Finelli, Carolyn Bridges and Fatimah Dawood. I think we’re going dispense with opening statements and just go right into the questions.  So can we have the first question, please? 

>> Thank you, again. If you would like to ask a question, please press star one.  Our first question comes today from Donald McNeil with “The New York Times.” You may ask your question. 

>> Hi.  In reading over the article about the triple-reassortant swine influenza A. I’m assuming this is tracing infections that do not include the Eurasian swine sequence found in the patients in the current outbreak, and I wondered if you can tell us more about whether or not that Eurasian swine strain had ever been found in the United States, whether you can tell from genetic sequencing where it got into the combination along with these triple reassortants or give us any details of that.

>> Those genes had never been seen in the Americas before. 

>> Wait one second, this is Dr. Michael Shaw.

>> Thank you.

>> This was the first time they had been seen in any virus in any human or animal.  And the genetic lineage of the virus we can trace back, there’s clearly a gap in the surveillance because there are no really close relatives, nothing that we can say was an immediate precursor.  Because of this new finding, a lot of researchers in the field are going back through their archives now, digging through their freezers to see if they had something that was overlooked but there’s absolutely nothing in the literature, nothing publicly available and nothing that our colleagues knew about when this was first found. 

>> This is Carolyn Bridges.  I think it’s also important maybe to just point out and maybe you want to take questions over to USDA as well, but from our understanding, there were no importation of pigs into the United States from Eurasia.

>> Next question, please.

>> Our next question comes from Maggie Fox with Reuters. 

>> Oh, darn, I wanted someone else to ask some first.  Can we go back over that, what is it that’s new and any hint as to whether somebody might have carried this reassortant to Mexico or whether it emerged there considering the surveillance we have is of people who had that triple-reassortant in the U.S. 

>> This is Michael Shaw again.  Genetics are indicating that the origin of this virus apparently happened before anyone was aware of it occurring in animals or humans.  It was six of the genes were similar to what had already been seen in the Americas circulating in pigs and that we knew about.  The acquisition of these two new Genes from the Eurasian lineage have never been seen in the Americas.  There is importation of pigs, the way I understand, too to Europe and Asia for breeding purposes, but not the other way around.  So whether it might have come into this hemisphere by a person or an animal, we have no idea.  There’s just not – we’re not in a position to say right now. 

>> Thank you, Maggie.  Next question, please.

>> Thank you, our next question comes from Mike Stope from Associated Press.  Ask your question. 

>> Hi, thanks, doctors, for doing this.  Two questions.  The first one, I saw in one of the articles, we saw this in I think the MMWR2, 38% of cases in the U.S. looking at the U.S. cases also involved vomiting or diarrhea.  That’s not typical of seasonal influenza.  What explains that in this virus?  Can you give us any information about what is it about this virus that’s causing those symptoms at a higher amount? 

>> Yes.  This is Fatimah Dawood.  We did find in the first 642 cases or patients who are diagnosed with swine-origin influenza virus infection that 25% either had diarrhea or vomiting.  This is a new virus and we’re still learning how transmission occurs.  But because we’ve made this observation, we are recommending that clinicians think about transmission not only through a respiratory route but also through the gastrointestinal route as fecal-oral transmission, but it’s not fully understood what role those symptoms played yet.

>> Thank you, Mike.  Next question, please. 

>> Thank you.  Our next question comes from Heidi Sloot with “Internal Medicine News.”  You may ask your question.

>> Hi.  Thanks for taking my question.  This is sort of a follow-up to the previous question.  What right now is the take-home message then for clinician relating to this as far as symptoms to watch for or what to tell patients? 

>> This is Fatimah Dawood again.  In our paper, again we looked at the first 642 cases and we found that the majority of people with confirmed swine-origin influenza virus infection had symptoms that are typical of seasonal influenza.  Those would include fever, cough and sore throat, which are the three most common symptoms observed.  As mentioned previously, diarrhea and vomiting were prominent symptoms as well, so what I would say is that clinicians and people should be aware of those symptoms and I think that as members of the community have symptoms that are concerning to them, they should discuss that with their clinician.

>> Thanks very much.  Next question, please.

>> Thank you, our next question comes from Daniel Denude with webmd.

>> Thanks for taking my question.  I have to push beyond this.  Perhaps you all noticed there was also a paper published at the same time about the signature features of pandemic flus in the past and it strikes me that these flus continually seem to have some of the features that we’re seeing here, striking younger people, and that there is a wave phenomenon.  I wonder if you could comment on the risk groups that you’re seeing for this virus and what we might expect looking forward from our experience with pandemic flu about what future waves of viruses tend to look like as they tend to become pandemic.  I know that’s a wide question but I appreciate you addressing it.

>> This is Fatimah Dawood.  You know, I would say that this is an evolving outbreak and we’re still learning about how this virus works, but what we observed in our paper is that 60% of confirmed cases occurred in people who are 18 years of age and younger.  Now there may be several possible explanations for that. One is the possibility that younger people are more susceptible to the virus, but there may also be a bias in the way that we are finding cases right now because the numbers of cases were identified in school outbreaks and still more young people are being tested right now.  There is also the possibility that older people may have some antibodies to other influenza viruses that give them cross protection against the current virus.  I think it’s difficult to make predictions at this point. 

>> This is Dr. Carolyn Bridges. In terms of the second part of your question about what we might expect, of course we’ll have to sort of wait and see, that’s always the tricky part with influenza.  We never sort of know what we’re going to get until we get there.  But with past pandemics where there’s been a novel strain where there has been initiation or introduction of that virus, the initial outbreaks if they occur in the summer are generally milder.  We know that the influenza virus, in general, prefers lower humidity, lower temperatures for transmission.  So as we’re in the summertime, we expect it to be seasonal influenza but what we’re likely to see is some transmission that occurs over the summer with the possibility that in the fall when the weather turns cooler again that we might see an increase in cases that will be looking closely toward the southern hemisphere, during their winter that is coming up to see what happens and that may give us some clues as to what we might expect in the upcoming winter months here in the United States.

>> Thank you very much.  Next question, please. 

>> Our next question comes from John Warren with Bloomberg News, you may ask your question.

>> Hi.  Thanks for taking my question.  Yeah, I was wondering if you could talk more about whether the ancestors of this virus may have been circulating in people before it was in pigs and whether that might have given immunity to older people.  Thanks.

>> This is Michael Shaw.  Well, ultimately all of the ancestors of this particular swine strain and circulating seasonal H1N1 can be traced back to the 1918 pandemic.  That virus established itself both in humans and in pigs.  And they’ve been evolving along separate tracks.  And in the process being both mammalian species they’ve maintained the ability to go back and forth, which is what we’ve seen obviously, for example, in the other paper we’re talking about today that they are able to make the jump.  What’s unusual about this particular case, is that it’s able to apparently establish sustained transmission.  What’s clear from what we’re seeing genetically and just the behavior of the virus, it was already well-adapted for transmission in humans before it popped up in this particular case.  But ancestors are the same.  You can trace them all back to 1918. 

>> Thank you, John.  Next question, please.

>> Thank you.  Our next question comes from Elizabeth Weiss with “USA Today.”  You may ask your question. 

>> Hi.  Thanks for taking my call.  This is follow-up on that then. You talked about there may be a missing link in observation or surveillance.  How much observation and surveillance is there worldwide and how likely is it that you would actually see something close to real-time virus like this popping up? 

>> This is Carolyn Bridges.  I think what we can say is that we certainly are much better prepared this year than we would have been a few years ago.  And although what we were preparing for most urgently was potential emergence and spread of H5N1, the avian virus, those investments have paid off in spades.  And so we have invested from the U.S. government with many colleagues from different countries.  Other donors in increasing laboratory capacity in countries around the world.  So I can’t tell you for sure how early we might be able to identify – have identified this virus, but we certainly are in much better shape than we would have been even just two years ago.

>> Thanks.  Next question, please.

>> Thank you, our next question comes from Mary Manning with “Las Vegas Sun.”  You may ask your question.

>> Yes.  Thank you for taking my question.  I’d like to know if there’s been any studies done on how long this virus lasts when it gets out in the environment? 

>> This is Michael Shaw.  There have been no — we haven’t had the virus long enough to do studies on this particular one.  All I can go by is past experience with other influenza viruses.  It depends on the environmental conditions.  It survives better on a hard surface than a porous surface, for example.  It’s inactivated quickly at higher temperatures.  Those are just general facts about flu.  But these particular strains, people are working on it.  We haven’t done — don’t have that information yet. 

>> Thanks very much.  Next question.

>> Thank you, our next question comes from Brian Thompson with KS public radio.  You may ask your question.

>> Hi.  Thanks for this opportunity.  As for the predecessors of this virus that emerged in pigs in the late 1990s, the humane society of the U.S. has made the argument that intensive factory farming is responsible for the shift in the genes that caused all this to happen.  I’d like you – Juergen Rick at Kansas State University, by the way ,argues that backyard pigs would be more susceptible because they are exposed to more viruses left by bird droppings and such.  So I would like you to weigh in on that, please. 

>> This is Carolyn Bridges.  I’m not sure we can really speculate about that, given what we believe based on the data that we have available from the genetic databases is that we don’t have any precursors like this in the United States despite tremendous amount of surveillance that goes on here in the U.S.  So I can’t speculate.  I wouldn’t able to say one way or the other. 

>> Thanks very much.  Next question.

>> Thank you.  Again, I’d like to invite parties who would like to ask a question, press star one.  Record your name prior to asking a question.  Our next question comes from Carrie Peyton with Sacramento Bee newspaper.  You may ask your question.

>> Hi.  Thanks for taking this question.  As we continue to do genetic analyses of these virus throughout the southern hemisphere flu season, what markers, if we start seeing changes in different markers, which ones would be especially troubling.  What areas of the genome do we not want to see change or would be early signs of it changing in ways that could make it much more prominent? 

>> This is Michael Shaw, there’s several critical parts of the genome that we look at.  Obviously the one primary concern right now is the determinants of resistance to the antiviral agents.  That’s going to be a high priority to continue monitoring.  Also any potential changes in the surface proteins that could potentially complicate selection of a vaccine strain.  As you know, under ordinary circumstances circulating influenza varies a great deal which is why the vaccine has to be updated every year.  There is the possibility that once it starts circulating more wide lane and different populations that you’re going to see, subpopulations popping up that could not be reactive with whatever vaccine strain might be chosen.  So we just have to keep an eye on changes in general, but the ones we look for in particular are the ones that are affecting the genetic makeup of the proteins that react with the vaccine and antiviral resistance or susceptibility.

>> Thanks very much.  Next question.

>> Thank you.  Our next question comes from Mike Shope with Associated Press.  You may ask your question.

>> Here’s the second question I was trying to ask earlier.  There’s a little bit more detail on the chronic conditions that the severe cases in the U.S., especially in the cases of the two deaths, the 22-month-old child had it looks like four conditions and a pregnant woman had several including autoimmune disease that was under treatment.  Can you tell me about those constellations of underlying conditions.  Would seasonal flu have killed those patients given those conditions?  Or are you learning anything about the patients who suffered severely who had underlying conditions?  What’s working together there? 

>> This is Fatimah Dawood.  I think we’re still learning about what patients are still most at risk for swine origin influenza virus and complication of that infection.  But what we do know from seasonal influenza is there are groups of people with characteristics with a higher risk.  That includes children younger than age 5, people with chronic underlying medical conditions.  Pregnant women and adults older than 65 years of a and one thing that we looked at in the 642 patients that were described in this paper and then in the subset of patients who were hospitalized, we had data for 22 patients.  About half of those patients had one of those characteristics.  Which does suggest that those groups of people may be at higher risk.  Those groups may not be the only groups but certainly we are seeing that those groups are well represented amongst the people who are hospitalized at this point. 

>> Thank you it, Mike.  Next question.

>> Thank you, our next question comes from Elizabeth Sweeth with “USA Today.”  You may ask your question.

>> Thanks again.  Just a quick question, I’m reading these paper, some of the facts are actually from May 5th.  I’m wondering when are these going to published and have you all ever done this quick a turnaround before I don’t recall having seen it.

>> This is Lyn.  I may be here the longest of anyone at this table.  I have never seen such a paper come out so quickly, I don’t think.  Is that what the question was? 

>> Right.  I mean there’s data in there from two days ago.  When I’m wondering when is it going to come out in print?  From your memories, some of the AIDS papers came out quickly, but quickly went three or four weeks.  I have never seen anything show up two days later.

>> I think print of both of these papers is going to come out the first week of July. 

>> This is Carolyn Bridges, but I understand these version are available online to anyone, not just by subscription, anyone would have access to these papers. 

>> This is Fatimah Dawood.  I would just add to that this paper is an effort by so many people in county and state health departments as well as CDC to really make this information available as soon as possible to people. 

>> Yeah, and this is Michael Shaw.  I want to emphasize we were getting this genetic information out basically as soon as we had it.  We had the first gene segments up there in April 25 and made special arrangements at NCBI and NIH to have them released essentially as they were submitted so.  April 27th, things started to getting up on the NIH, NCBI website right away as soon as we had the data.  There was no holding back of it.

>> Operator, this is Dave.  I think that was our last call.  So I want to thank everybody for taking the time to join us today to ask questions.  We’ll plan another daily update briefing tomorrow, regular CDC press briefing.  Thanks, everyone. 

>> Thank you.  At this time, that does end this conference.  All parties may disconnect. 

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Link to transcripts:

http://www.cdc.gov/media/transcripts/2009/t090507b.htm

H1N1, Swine flu, Obama, flu shots, Baxter International, Chicago IL, pandemic, corruption, influenza A, CDC, Obama ties to Baxter, Owned stock, political contributions, generated bird flu?, Lethal Vaccine?, modeled after the 1918 flu, Chinese connection

I take the responsibility of producing articles and presenting information very seriously. Since the inception of this blog, just over a year ago, the readership has steadily grown and coupled with the fact that people have come to rely on this blog for credible information in the absence of reliable, accurate reporting from the MSM, the pressure to provide timely, credible reports has increased. There sometimes is a fine line between withholding important information and doing something that resembles crying fire in a crowded theatre. This is truly a serious responsibility.

For several months I have been receiving reports from credible sources, some, ex military officers. The reports were about coming flu pandemics and conspiracies to harm and control the American public. These reports were compelling and had more credibility in the context of the Obama camp coming to power and making rapid changes based on fear and contrived scenarios in the housing and financial markets. The question before me then was should I present this information or let the dust settle and gather more information. Today the CDC provided an update at 11:00 AM ET about the current status of the H1N1, Swine flu. Here is a sentence from the report:

“The ongoing outbreak of novel influenza A (H1N1) continues to expand in the United States. CDC expects that more cases, more hospitalizations and more deaths from this outbreak will occur over the coming days and weeks.”

CDC update

Earlier today the Citizen Wells blog reported that the Obama Administration was considering an unprecedented fall vaccination campaign of three flu shots.

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After reading these updates I decided that it was time to share some of the emails I received in March 2009 along with some additional research on why I and others are concerned about any plans the Obama administration has in response to a potential flu pandemic or contrived pandemic.

Three emails that I received in March 2009:

From a retired military officer

March 10, 2009

“The one important thing you need to know now is: the Avian Bird Flu has been mixed into vaccines.  Get things you need now in event of Quarantine. Epidemic outbreaks are reason for Quarantine and Martial Law. So this could have been done accidentally or purposely.  May want to get Echinacea, lots of Vitamin C, Nano-silver to help fight. Source: www.organics4u.org.  Mainstream Media has a BLACKOUT on this ——–as of yesterday. May have lifted by now?”

 

From a long time commenter and helper

March 17, 2009

“If that wasn’t enough, I logged in on Friday March 13 to look at a few things. Knowing I was banned from posting links I tried to post an article on the page of a friend/colleague. The article came from www.naturalnews.comregarding a company named Baxter, associated with Bayer, which sent flu vaccines tainted with active bird flu (H5N1) to 18 different countries (http://www.naturalnews.com/025760.html). It was an independent Microbiology Lab in Canada that blew the whistle. A message appeared that stated I was blocked from posting links, and the next thing I knew my account was disabled.
That my account was disabled is no big deal—meeting people in person to talk about the issues is much more gratifying; civility is vital when trying to discuss controversial topics. Moreover, it’s just as easy to create a new account or join a new social networking site altogether. But the point is, even in a virtual realm, our liberties of free speech are, with every account deletion, being removed.”
From the retired military officer

March 18, 2009

“Dear Friends,   URGENT URGENT URGENT  ==== I have hesitated to release this until substantiated.  Please review ALL the information. It takes some time I know —but our lives and those of our children and our future is more than worth it. I will hold off on further e-mails until you have had time to digest and work this.  It is a matter of LIFE and DEATH.
 
This is a diabolical plan to KILL Americans and confiscate our Private Property for  China’s use. This is designed to happen soon because Americans are waking up.  All the information is here.  I just got off the phone with Dr. Carley. Contact your State Legislators immediately to get the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act rescinded in your state if it exists. Share ALL this information with them after you have gone through it and are convinced (like me).  If you can trust your US Congressman/Senator – share this information with them as well. This must be STOPPED before it begins.  I have contacted the following in Florida: Reps. Murzin, Ford, Sansom and Evers. We could use more to  get involved.  US Congressman Jeff Miller’s office.
I have had this information since Thursday of last week.  I have spent the last six days reviewing it, researching it, listening to the two doctors (Carley and Ott) involved speak about it and finished speaking last night with Dr. Ott on a radio program where he was the guest.  This is no JOKE. When I asked him if he had been threatened because of this information, he said yes and stated for the record on the program that 38 American and international microbiologists have been killed whose intentions were to divulge this diabolical Eugenics/genocidal plot.
 
This is a plot between the Power Elite and China to kill us with a Lethal Vaccine that has been modeled after the 1918 Flu (which was most likely planned as well)  but has been greatly enhanced. A record of the Vice Chairman of China’s military commission below indicates they must kill Americans on our own soil and preserve the land and air for livability. Already large containers with holes that hold about 3 bodies are being shipped into the US in the thousands. Many of the Detention Center have crematoriums as well to burn the bodies.
 
There will be a “generated” bird flu (it doesn’t normally kill humans unless tampered with to do that per Dr. Ott) pandemic which will require this  mandatory vaccine – designed to target 18-40 year olds.  An almost 10 year Genome Mapping project resulted In identifying the susceptible cells in that age group.  The thinking is that the children and the elderly will go along with a new regime.  Already, the media has been planting the bird flu pandemic possibility…………..
 
Already, the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act is in place in 39 states  (Florida and NC included) under the HHS which make Vaccines for a Pandemic mandatory.  It is a felony if one won’t take it – they go to quarantine area – Detention Camps – until they do. There is a Private Property confiscation clause both in it and in the Executive Order. All the data is below. It’s voluminous.  There are so many IN on THE FIX in all levels of government, it’s hard to know HOW we can avoid this PLOT.  I know you all are resourceful and have many contacts. Interestingly enough, the new HHS (Kansas Gov – Katherine Sebelius) is a member of the Bilderberg Group. She would oversee this operation.
 
Dr. Ott was on a program last night and I got a lot of questions answered. Dr. Carley will be on www.tsrn.us on Thursday night at 7 p.m. Central on Michelle’s show.   He was going to send me the list. We have GOT to expose this immediately.
 
I am working from my end here.  Because this plot goes all the way to the top we will need many working to break and get an investigation started and it stopped.
Part of it almost happened within the last few weeks as Baxter  (based out of Chicago and BO owns stock in this company)was found to have “mysteriously” gotten bird flu virus (the one that’s been specially made to kill) mixed up with vaccines.  Canada broke that story.  Dr. Ott stated that Baxter Headquarters is in Chicago.
 
 But it’s going to take hundreds if not more contacts because of the pervasiveness of this plot.
 
Dr. Ott says that his contacts in the Chinese Embassy (and he was there for the Olympics) tell him that Hillary Clinton did in fact deliver an eminent domain agreement in the event we did default on loans -our land would be taken.
I will send more info as I receive it.” 
 
The first email was sent March 10, 2009

Remember when you read this article that Barack Obama has long time, documented in court records, ties to crime and corruption in Chicago and Illinois including, but not limited to, Tony Rezko, Stuart Levine, Rod Blagojevich and a host of others.

Baxter International Inc. HQ in Chicago IL

March 13, 2003

“Baxter International Inc. jarred investors Thursday, disclosing that earnings will fall short in 2003 because of even poorer-than-anticipated sales of the company’s top-selling blood therapies.”

“This time, investors punished Baxter with authority. Shares fell nearly 21 percent, or $5.67 a share”

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April 16, 2009

“Baxter’s first-quarter earnings surpasses Wall Street expectations”

“Baxter International Inc. increased its first-quarter profit by 20 percent experiencing robust market growth amidst a weakened global economy.”

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April 25, 2009

“Baxter to work to contain Mexico flu outbreak”

“Deerfield-based medical product giant Baxter International Inc. is working with the World Health Organization on a potential vaccine to curb the spread of the swine flu outbreak in Mexico, the company confirmed today.

Baxter, which has a growing vaccine business, has worked with foreign countries in the past to develop vaccines for the H5N1 virus commonly known as bird flu. Baxter has a cell-based technology that allows the company to more rapidly produce vaccines in the event of a pandemic than a decades-old method that uses eggs to process vaccines and can take weeks or even months longer.”

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April 27, 2009

“Swine flu: Baxter seeks swine flu sample to begin work on vaccine”

“Baxter confirmed over the weekend that it is working with the World Health Organization on a potential vaccine to curb the deadly swine flu virus that is blamed for scores of deaths in Mexico and has emerged as a threat in the U.S.

Shares of Baxter were up 2.4 percent, or $1.16, to $49.23 a share in trading Monday on the New York Stock Exchange.”

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Obama and Baxter have ties to Indonesia

February 7, 2007

“Indonesia, which has had more human cases of avian flu than any other country, has stopped sending samples of the virus to the World Health Organization, apparently because it is negotiating a contract to sell the samples to an American vaccine company, a W.H.O. official said yesterday.”

“Indonesia signed a memorandum of agreement with Baxter today.”

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Obama’s ties to Baxter in addition to Chicago HQ

February 22, 2005

“Less than two months after ascending to the United States Senate, Barack Obama bought more than $50,000 worth of stock in two speculative companies whose major investors included some of his biggest political donors.

One of the companies was a biotech concern that was starting to develop a drug to treat avian flu. In March 2005, two weeks after buying about $5,000 of its shares, Mr. Obama took the lead in a legislative push for more federal spending to battle the disease.”

“But he put $50,000 to $100,000 into an account at UBS, which his aides say was recommended to him by a wealthy friend, George W. Haywood, who was also a major investor in both Skyterra and AVI BioPharma, public securities filings show.”

“Within two weeks of his purchase of the biotech stock that Feb. 22, Mr. Obama initiated what he has called “one of my top priorities since arriving in the Senate,” a push to increase federal financing to fight avian flu.”

“His first step came on March 4, 2005, when the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved his request for $25 million to help contain the disease in Asia; the full Senate later approved that measure. And in April 2005, he introduced a bill calling for more research on avian flu drugs and urging the government to increase its stockpiles of antiviral medicines.

Mr. Obama repeated this call in a letter that Aug. 9 to Michael O. Levitt, the health and human services secretary. And in September 2005, Mr. Obama and Senator Tom Harkin, Democrat of Iowa, succeeded in amending another bill to provide $3.8 billion for battling the flu.

Meanwhile, the drug company in which he invested, AVI BioPharma, had been working to develop its own medicine to treat avian flu victims. In a conference call with Wall Street analysts on March 8, 2005, the company’s chairman, Denis R. Burger, said the firm was “aggressively going forward” with its avian flu research and hoped to work with federal agencies on it.”

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April 28, 2005

“Senator Obama introduces the AVIAN Act (S. 969). Senator Obama introduces the first comprehensive bill to address the threat of an avian influenza pandemic.”

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Obama warns of a flu pandemic in 2005

June 6, 2005

“Grounding a Pandemic

By BARACK OBAMA and RICHARD LUGAR”

“It is essential for the international community, led by the United States, to take decisive action to prevent a pandemic.”

“So what should we do? Recently, the World Health Organization called for more money and attention to be devoted to effective preventive action, appealing for $100 million.” 

“Accelerating research into avian flu vaccines and antiviral drugs.”

“Barack Obama, Democrat of Illinois, is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Richard Lugar, Republican of Indiana, is its chairman.”

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Baxter International is being investigated.
Baxter International has indeed been investigated for killing people with contaminated Heparin from a Chinese supplier and sending flu viruses to labs in Europe.

We have the most corrupt person that has ever been in the White House, with ties to corruption and crime, who has hidden his past, refused to produce his long form birth certificate and habitually lied to the American public. On at least the level of corruption ties, Obama is the Manchurian Candidate of the likes of Tony Rezko and George Soros. Is Obama the Manchurian Candidate of a foreign power? I would not be surprised.

Do not overreact or underreact to this flu.

Please stay informed and ponder carefully any decision to take flu shots.


I will leave you with this parting comment:

“Veteran flu watchers all recall that in 1918, the spring wave of H1N1 was very mild. It was the second wave — cooked in the summer and fall of 1918, in the trenches of WWI — where the virus gained its ability to kill by the millions. And it was the third wave that incapacitated President Wilson (NOT a stroke, but Spanish Flu in April 1919) that allowed the punitive actions of Britain and France against aggressor Germany to move forward, and sowed the seeds for the Third Reich. That is your history lesson for today.

A swine pandemic was feared by experts long before the 1976 swine flu debacle. This is what caused the major calamity that we now call the Swine Flu Debacle.  This new strain, with its curious mixture of swine, avian and human genes, is headed for an uncertain future.  But we cannot simply assume that a lack of mortality or lethality is necessarily good news in the long run.”

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WHO to stop using swine flu name, H1N1 influenza A, World Health Organization announcement, April 30, 2009, confusion over the danger posed by pigs, Egypt slaughter of pigs, UN food agency concerns

From the Chicago Tribune April 30, 2009.

“WHO to stop using ‘swine flu’ name to avoid confusion over risk from pigs”

“The World Health Organization announced Thursday it will would stop using the term “swine flu” to avoid confusion over the danger posed by pigs. The policy shift came a day after Egypt began slaughtering thousands of pigs in a misguided effort to prevent swine flu.

WHO spokesman Dick Thompson said the agriculture industry and the U.N. food agency had expressed concerns that the term “swine flu” was misleading consumers and needlessly causing countries to ban pork products and order the slaughter of pigs.

“Rather than calling this swine flu … we’re going to stick with the technical scientific name H1N1 influenza A,” Thompson said.

The swine flu virus originated in pigs, and has genes from human, bird and pig viruses. Scientists don’t know exactly how it jumped to humans. In the current outbreak, WHO says the virus is being spread from human to human, not from contact with infected pigs.

 

Egypt began slaughtering its roughly 300,000 pigs Wednesday even though experts said swine flu is not linked to pigs and not spread by eating pork. Angry farmers protested the government decree.

In Paris, the World Organization for Animal Health said Thursday “there is no evidence of infection in pigs, nor of humans acquiring infection directly from pigs.”

Killing pigs “will not help to guard against public or animal health risks” presented by the virus and “is inappropriate,” the group said in a statement.”

“WHO also reported the number of confirmed swine flu cases rose to 257 worldwide Thursday, with cases in Mexico rising to 97 from 26, with seven deaths. The WHO confirmed tally from the United States now stands at 109, with one death.

Other confirmed cases include 34 in Canada, 13 in Spain, eight in Britain, three each in Germany and New Zealand, two in Israel and one each in Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands.”

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/swineflu/sns-ap-un-who-swine-flu,0,7922234.story