From The AP:
NEW YORK — At least eight students at a New York City high school probably have human swine influenza, but health officials said Saturday they don’t know for sure whether they have the same virus that has killed scores of people in Mexico. At least two cases of the flu have been confirmed in Kansas.
A strain of the flu has killed as many as 68 people and sickened more than 1,000 across Mexico. The World Health Organization chief said Saturday the strain has “pandemic potential” and it may be too late to contain a sudden outbreak.
New York health officials said more than 100 students at the private St. Francis Preparatory School, in Queens, had come down with a fever, sore throat and other aches and pains in the past few days. Some of their relatives have also been ill.
New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden said nose and throat swabs had confirmed that eight students had influenza type A, indicating probable cases of swine flu, but the exact subtypes were still unknown.
Samples had been sent to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta for more testing. Results were expected on Sunday.
Now, how in God’s beautiful green earth could this ever come into The United States Of America. Hummmmm, wait for it, wait for it, Could It Be Those Wonderful Illegal Aliens that are cleaning the schools, in Queens, watching the children of Queens, or maintaining the lawns of our region. The CDC is now scrambling to investigate. Oh no, say it’s not so, I’m a racist. No I’m pragmatic; yea folks look that one up, he,he,he.
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The Portuguese Water Dog, colloquially known as a Portie or PWD, is a working or utility dog that does best when he has a job to do. Portuguese Water Dogs once existed all along Portugal’s coast, where they were taught to herd fish into fishermen’s nets, to retrieve lost tackle or broken nets, and to act as couriers from ship to ship, or ship to shore. Portuguese Water Dogs rode in bobbing fishing trawlers as they worked their way from the cold Atlantic waters of Portugal to the frigid fishing waters off the coast of Iceland where the fleets caught cod to bring home.
In Portugal, the breed is called Cão d’Água (pronounced Kown-d’Ahgwa; literally “water dog”). In its native land, the dog is also known as the Portuguese Fishing Dog (Cão Pescador Português). Cão de Água de Pêlo Ondulado is the name given the wavy-haired variety, and Cão de Água de Pêlo Encaracolado is the name for the curly-coated variety.
The Portuguese Water Dog is a fairly rare breed; only 15 entrants for Portuguese Water Dogs were made to England’s Crufts competition in 2002. Though some breeders claim they are a hypoallergenic dog breed, there is no scientific evidence to support this claim.[not in citation given] However, their non-shedding qualities have made them more popular in recent years.
And did you know this?:::
From The Miami Herald:
”PWDs,” which can reach 60 pounds, are rare in the United States; the American Kennel Club registered 1,500 last year, compared to 100,000 Labrador retrievers, the nation’s most popular dog.
They’re especially unusual in South Florida, probably because ”they’re black and it’s hot,” said Stu Freeman, Connecticut-based president of the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America. He estimated only 100 PWDs are owned throughout Florida.
And that’s probably just as well, given that “things swimming in the water there might eat them.”
At least three PWDs live in Miami Beach — all cousins. Two belong to computer consultant David Crabtree and his wife, Bonnie, an executive.
David Crabtree first learned of the breed in a story about the San Francisco Giants’ Baseball Aquatic Retrieval Korps (B.A.R.K.), a squad of PWDs that fetched baseballs hit over the Pacific Bell Stadium walls into San Francisco Bay.
And if you want to know more; go here:
So this is a wonder non-shedding dog, will it become “Bolt”. I am impressed with the dog. Much more than the owners,(considering his “100, reign of breaking down the “Constitution” days”, more on that on our radio show)any hoo, hey where did “Cindy Loo Hoo Go”???? Ok, back. Oh wait, her man got elected, n’ough said….
Brian and I want to start a betting pool: How long will it take the new White House Dog “Bo” to kill itself. Yes, it sounds harsh. But how many dogs did the Clilnton’s go through? Two, three. No I think it was just two. Two by “car”. If you guys want us to start this betting pool lets us know.
Now this is a “water dog”. Brian says “by car”. I say by “,Potomac River.
If you don’t know how close he is to that body of water research it:
From Wikipedia: Potomac River
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Radio talk show host Michael Savage has teamed up with the Thomas More Law Center of Ann Arbor, Mich., to file a lawsuit against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
“It is a civil rights action brought under the First and Fifth Amendments to the United States Constitution, challenging the policy, practice, and custom of the United States Government that targets for disfavored treatment those individuals and groups that are considered to be ‘rightwing extremists,'” the complaint announced today said.
Become part of WND’s re-declaration of our founders’ intent to be an independent nation
The federal agency recently targeted those individuals in its report called “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.”
Good for him. It must be nice to have money to hire lawyers. I’d love to have one on retainer, just because. he he. But seriously Folks, read the rest of the story because the government is talking about you. Not terrorist, not criminals, you. The God fearing, constitutional loving, gun toten, family oriented, average person. And if you think I’m overreacting read this:
According to the federal government, members of the suspect group of people include those who:
* Oppose restrictions on firearms
* Oppose lax immigration
* Oppose the policies of President Obama regarding immigration, citizenship and the expansion of social programs
* Oppose continuation of free trade agreements
* Oppose same-sex marriage
* Have paranoia of foreign regimes
* Fear Communist regimes
* Oppose one world government
* Bemoan the decline of U.S. stature in the world
* Are upset with the loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs to China and India
Is this you????? Oh and google the report in the article and read it for yourself, the title is above.:)
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From Fox News:
An “animal rights extremist” from Berkeley, Calif., was added to the FBI’s “Most Wanted” list of terror suspects, federal agents said Tuesday.
Daniel Andreas San Diego, a 31-year-old computer specialist, has been on the run since 2003 and is wanted in two bombings that year of corporate offices in California, said Michael J. Heimbach, an assistant director of the FBI’s counterrorism division.
“He is a known animal rights extremist,” Heimbach told reporters Tuesday at a Washington, D.C., news conference.
He added that San Diego set an improvised explosive device in the bombings that caused “extensive property damage and economic hardship.”
“The investigation revealed that metal nails were used in the construction of the device to create a more forceful effect,” Heimbach said.
Center for Consumer Freedom Activists to POTUS: We Want a Weekly Anti-Meat Day.
A veritable dream team of food activists pooled their best efforts today in one whopper of a press release. Possibly encouraged by the fact that President Obama caved to activists begging for a White House garden, vegetable enthusiasts are now asking the Commander-in-Chief to endorse national “Meatless Mondays.” But that’s not all. The anti-meat wish list also includes White House-issued recipes and a State Dinner menu overhaul. And to make their case, vegetarian zealots reached deep into their treasure trove of juked stats and bogus claims.
I thought it was up to we the people to decide what and when we want to shove something in our mouths, not the government. They will never stop trying to control us, never. Then there’s this:
Two doctors from the nonprofit Altarum Institute have taken a page from the Department of Homeland Security playbook, and began advocating a “Body Mass Index surveillance system” this week. What kind of surveillance? An electronic registry of children’s personal health information, gathered in order to monitor their weight. Here’s our question: Will the FBI start tapping phone conversations any time the words “cookies” and “ice cream” are spoken?
Let’s hope not. Because although Body Mass Index (BMI) is a popular measurement for weight-conscious consumers, it’s simplistic to the point of being practically useless. BMI is a simple calculation of height and weight used by government bureaucrats to classify people as “normal,” “overweight,” or “obese.” And considering that the measurement is so flawed that it considers Brad Pitt overweight, it’s no surprise that many scientists have suggested abandoning the use of BMI altogether. Even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention casts doubt on the effectiveness of BMI as a health-promotion tool.
Of course they can’t get away with these “fear tactics” on all us common sense, beer swilling, gun toten, God fearing individuals. But they can play on our children and parents who want to make sure they provide all the good things in life for them. Open your eyes people and see this for what it is; a method of controlling the populace. And least but not last by a long shot, there’s this.
New York City public health officials are just full of ideas on how to trim down their constituents: taxing soft drinks, yanking the salt out of recipes, and even banning cooking oils. Now a city councilman from Queens has thrown one more anti-fat scheme in the mix. Citing a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) about an alleged link between obesity and the proximity of restaurants to schools, Eric N. Gioia has proposed – you guessed it – another ban. Should his idea catch on, new restaurants will be prohibited from opening within one-tenth of a mile of Queens schools. But like soda taxes, trans fat bans, and anti-salt crusades, Gioia’s “fast food” prohibition isn’t the answer to slimming down the city’s schoolchildren.
From Fox News:
Photos released by the Venezuelan government show Obama clasping Chavez’s hand and smiling broadly, and Venezuela quoted Chavez as saying, “I’d like to be your friend,” while noting that he shook President Bush’s hand eight years ago with the same hand. Obama reportedly expressed thanks.
A senior White House official said the encounter came before the summit’s opening ceremonies during a meeting with the heads of state. Obama talked to many of the 25 or so leaders who were there at the time. At one point, he walked across the room and introduced himself to Chavez.
If you go to the link and read the rest of the article you’ll see a picture of them shaking hands like “brothers in the hood” How nice.
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From The AP:
China will continue buying U.S. government debt while paying close attention to possible fluctuations in the value of those assets, a vice governor of Beijing’s central bank said Monday.
Investing in U.S. Treasury bills is “an important component part of China’s foreign currency reserve investments,” People’s Bank of China Vice Governor Hu Xiaolian said at a news conference on Monday.
“So as an important component we are naturally relatively concerned with the safety and profitability of U.S. government bonds,” Hu said — a statement apparently aimed at concerns that rising debt to fund Washington’s stimulus package could spur inflation and weaken the dollar.
China is Washington’s biggest foreign creditor, holding an estimated $1 trillion in U.S. government debt. A weaker dollar would erode the value of those assets.
Hu’s comments follow remarks earlier this month from Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao that he was “a little bit worried” about China’s holdings of U.S. government debt. Wen called on the U.S. to honor its commitments, remain credit-worthy, and ensure the safety of Chinese assets.
So they want more of our debt, which is going to increase with the implementation of the “stimulus bill”, but they are worried about their assets. No government does anything out “of the goodness of their heart”. So keeping that concept in mind. China today, releases this:
From Financial Times.com:
China’s central bank on Monday proposed replacing the US dollar as the international reserve currency with a new global system controlled by the International Monetary Fund.
In an essay posted on the People’s Bank of China’s website, Zhou Xiaochuan, the central bank’s governor, said the goal would be to create a reserve currency “that is disconnected from individual nations and is able to remain stable in the long run, thus removing the inherent deficiencies caused by using credit-based national