Observation

"Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again..."

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Location: Tampa, FL, United States

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Camping out at the Airport

A recent article in USA Today tells of a proposal by the CDC to detain and question air travelers in the event bird flu surfaces in America. Nevermind that the government's track record for predicting flu epidemics is abysmal. When it comes to "protecting Americans" there's no shortage of elitists ready to "risk their lives" to protect you from the dreaded H5N1 virus.

H5N1 virus has shown itself to be very efficient at killing some birds, and very inefficient at mutating into a form that poses a significant threat to humans. There's likely many unidentified viruses in nature capable of mutating into deadly forms. However, living in fear of them is counterproductive. So, eat right, exercise and refrain from giving water fowl mouth-to-mouth.

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