Sunday, May 05, 2013

If you have nothing to worry about, the Chinese have taken care of that

Professor Chen and her colleagues deliberately mixed the H5N1 bird-flu virus, which is highly lethal but not easily transmitted between people, with a 2009 strain of H1N1 flu virus, which is very infectious to humans. 

When flu viruses come together by infecting the same cell they can swap genetic material and produce “hybrids” through the re-assortment of genes. The researchers were trying to emulate what happens in nature when animals such as pigs are co-infected with two different strains of virus, Professor Chen said.
Well, isn't that nice?  Especially since
The study, which was carried out in a laboratory with the second highest security level to prevent accidental escape, resulted in 127 different viral hybrids between H5N1 and H1N1, five of which were able to pass by airborne transmission between laboratory guinea pigs.
'Second highest'... just all kinds of calm-inducing, isn't it?

South Carolina democrats; all kinds of tolerant and all-encompassing, aren't they?  Long as you're white or a Democrat, that is.

Speaking of Democrats and bigotry*,
...But Mr. Wise, it would appear, isn't entirely immune from the power of narrative himself. Because Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Howie Macthinger, Ted Klonsky, Terry Robbins, Karen Ashley, John Jacobs, David Gilbert, Ted Gold, etc etc etc are conspicuously absent from his “pantheon of white people who engage in (or have plotted) politically motivated violence meant to terrorize and kill." **

Perhaps these left-wing*** violent radicals aren't on the list because they don't quite fit another narrative – I might better call it a slander – presently so popular in the press.  “We should not, must not, cannot speculate,” the sanctimonious pundit always begins. “But it sure seems possible (or reasonable or likely or evident) that this vile act was committed by someone opposed to the current gun control proposals." Who knew that so many television and radio talking heads were so fit and nimble, so able to leap to far distant conclusions at a single bound? And yet, in the past two days I have heard those words, or similar ones, on NPR, CNN, ABC and NBC with my own ears.

One of the Benghazi whistleblowers was the #2 man at the embassy in Libya; this should get interesting.

This is not possible; Obama said the Taliban was done for!
Of course, he said we're responsible for all the problems in Mexico, too.

Remember Sheriff Bradshaw?  He of 'snitch on your friends and family and neighbors' fame?   Looks like his closet isn't exactly clean

*If you don't think most media weenies are at the least on the Democrat side, you're not paying attention.


Keith said...

Will Grigg (pro libertate) has a piece up about Sheriff Bradshaw and his community snitches

and some of the characters likely to be offering "help", and the sorts of "help" they've offered in the past.

Windy Wilson said...

"Airborne transmission" are the two words that are most troubling and which lead me to my conclusion that if China is not a rogue state it is only because the definition is defective.