GOOD GOD

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GOOD GRIEF~!!!

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NO …

grief is never good. The above is just a literary expression of astonishment, as is the title of this post. In the English I use it may mean differently to a Muslim or devout Christian, Jew, or any variants thereof.

IT EXPRESSES MY ASTONISHMENTMERS

when I read the news article referenced below. Not only are we being hit with another plague (camel-based this time, it seems) but God has also generated a masterpiece of a means of rapidly transmitting it worldwide—

On Thursday, the Saudi Arabian health ministry confirmed 13 more cases of patients contracting MERS-CoV, the acronym for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, as well as two more deaths. MERS-CoV is an infectious disease with no known cure and is considered more deadly than SARS–which killed some 800 people during a 2002-2003 outbreak that first started in China. Since 2012, 83 people have died and 285 people have contracted the virus in the Kingdom alone. It has spread to the neighboring United Arab Emirates. Reports also suggest pilgrims from as far afield as Malaysia and the Philippines contracted the virus while on hajj in Mecca.

Read More:  LINK

—and I must admit I’d have been a bit disappointed if He’d come up with anything less. It’s every Moslem’s duty to bimble over to Mecca and gallop umpteen times around the sacred rock at least once in his lifetime (I don’t know and really don’t care if the same is incumbent upon Muslim females—shouldn’t they be all-encompassed in heavy you-can’t-see-me clothing and kept sequestered away at home, barefoot and pregnant?) and they gather from all quarters of the globe. Having gathered and enriched the local priesthoods they then have to go home of course … taking the virus with them. God’s plan, and probably as infallible as one would expect. Perfect.

IT WOULD BE PERFECTbig G 1

if it targeted only His chosen peoples. But if early signs hold true it will be an indiscriminate pandemic and we blasted collateral Godless atheists are going to cop it too. Not good. But all is not lost, read on—

A vaccine candidate for MERS was created in June of 2013 via a pathway using a nano particle with the surface protein of the virus molecule combined with a adjuvant derived from a rare butterfly. When it was tested it showed a powerful protective response against the least amount of exposure to MERS. The co. Is Novavax & it had similar test results against H7N9 that were published in the Nov. 2013 NEJM as a answer the response of a pandemic. Novavax’s technology is also safer because they don’t use a dead or attenuated live virus and faster because the egg based step is phased out. What seems to have happened in the Middle East is a antigenic shift of the MERS virus from animal to human to H2H. The co. has said in some situations it would be able to respond to a pandemic in a few months. There are reported cases of MERS in Mecca, in 6 months millions of people will come from all corners of the globe for Hajj. Every yr. Person to person contact is So close some die in a resulting stampede. In this environment MERS will spread like wildfire feeding off the human cell’s metabolism. When the pilgrimage is over and the people go back to their countries the WHO will have a pandemic on their hands. I hope the agencies are thinking of this and Novavax’s MERS candidate…

Read More:  LINK (the same as the above link)

big G 2SO ONCE AGAIN

it all boils down to Science versus religion. God is sending these damned things and we (the rational) are fighting them. Do we stand a chance? I’d say so—after all, the end religiously booked for us is not bugs, or flood, but fire, next time. And don’t give up hope … get lots of fire insurance and extinguishers. Go to Australia, they’re very good at fires over there, every year God clobbers them and they have a wealth of experiences (and lessons learnt) to share . Australians are new people, uncontaminated as yet with all the old prejudices against blasted Jews and Christians and Mohammedans and things.

BUT STAY AWAY

from Mecca — and your local mosque …

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KISMET

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DOMINOS

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TOPPLING, into place

The picture on our jigsaw puzzle is becoming more evident every day. Conspiracy Theorists must be crowing—if one can crow about one’s own unintentional suicide.

EVER WONDERED

about Student Loans? You know—

  • why they became necessary
  • why kids take them
  • how many get paid back
  • how many borrowers end up on the scrap heap
  • why taxpayers should ever foot the bill for someone else’s education
  • why Dad and Grandpa could fund their own way through college, waiting on tables or flipping burgers, just like
  • so many over-qualified grads are these days (flipping burgers, waiting tables)

IT MAKES ONE PONDER (more…)

ALONG CAME PAUL

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AND SAID BETTER 

what I’ve been trying to get across for ages—

In the 21st century the two hundred year-old propaganda that the American people control their government has been completely shattered. Both the Bush and Obama regimes have made it unmistakenly clear that the American people don’t even influence, much less control, the government. As far as Washington is concerned, the people are nothing but chaff in the wind. 

Read more: LINK 

HELL, I’VE EVEN

invoked Lincoln—you know, that bit in his Gettysburg Address in which he succinctly defined democracy— (more…)

Let’s clear the air

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a bit with a few DEFINITIONS

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FIRST: ANY ARGUMENT CAN BE DISMISSED

with the words “Oh, you’re just a Conspiracy Theorist!” (meaning fruitcake, nutter, irrational; and that any sane person—like the rest of us*—will laugh your points out of court by treating them with the contempt they deserve). Not good.

FOR MYSELF

Yes, I do hold the ‘Conspiracy Theory’ in respect. I simply don’t understand how people can do otherwise, given (more…)

INTRODUCTION

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MY OTHER BLOGS

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can be a bit long winded and are often satirical. So—

THIS BLOG

is just a few brief snippets and/or quotes with occasional pics. I use it to illustrate some of my observations or to ‘float a boat’ of conjecture; please rip into it if you disagree.

TWICE COULD BE COINCIDENCE

yet tonight I happened across this article* —

TWA Flight 800: 16 Years and Still No Questions  

—which asks a lot of questions. There could be a hidden agenda behind it, or not. I had a quick look at the guys who posted it and they may have sympathetic leanings towards Israel, but how that might affect their editorial slant I have no idea.

WHAT I DO QUESTION (more…)