MoonDawg's Den: August 2007

MoonDawg's Den

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

All the Bird Flu news that's fit to print

By the way, have been meaning to highlight the site for a while. The BFBN site is an up-to-the-minute aggregator of not only media articles about H5N1 but also the latest blogger analysis of bird flu developments. There are also links to other pandemic resources - veritably, it's the Drudge Report of bird flu!

H5N1 H2H?

This is not good news: Study confirms 2006 human-human spread of bird flu. One of the researchers involved, referring to an outbreak in Indonesia last year, said "The world really may have dodged a bullet with that one, and the next time, we might not be so lucky".

Meanwhile, bullets continue to fly out of Indonesia: One more suspected death from bird flu in Bali. "Sariasih first became sick on August 22nd but her relatives did not suspect that she might be infected with bird flu virus or H5N1 as there was no back-yard chicken or duck farming in the surrounding areas of her home."


Thursday, August 09, 2007

A Politically Correct Zombie War

Killing Black Zombies is Racist! At least it is if a White Man Shoots Black Zombies. If many hold such witless PC attitudes, it does not bode well for mankind's hopes of survival in the upcoming global war against the undead.

But no, surely rational human beings would not sit back and let themselves be overrun by an implacable, homocidal enemy in the name of political correctness, would they? Naw, just can't imagine such a thing ever happening.

UPDATE: I should have known - President Bush is all over the looming zombie threat (via Instapundit)

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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Back to BSing (Blog Stuff, that is)

My apologies for the lack of posting lo these many months; it's been a busy summer (which included a summer teaching gig - my hats off to all you teachers out there, it's one of the hardest jobs I've ever had...but also one of the most rewarding). But now I have time to get back to blogging - try to contain your excitement.

We'll start off with some quick hits on current events:

Barack Obama continues to threaten to unilaterally attack a US ally (and a nuclear-armed one at that). Hillary should just stand back and let this fool bury himself.

With the US military's surge in Iraq working, it's time for a political surge: "one that comes from all directions, both from within Iraq and from the international community".

Is Korean reunification possible? Sure it's possible - but not desired by either side. In the North the Workers' Party of Korea will never willingly give up their stranglehold on the DPRK, and the South fears a post-reunification influx of economic refugees from the North that would overwhelm public services, with staggering economic costs that would make the expensive East/West German reunification look like a picnic in comparison.

Russia has been violating international airspace, assassinating dissidents abroad, blackmailing weak neighbors....ah, makes me nostalgic for the old Cold War days.

"the old definition of a nanosecond was the gap between a New York traffic light changing to green and the first honk of a driver behind you. Today, the definition of a nanosecond is the gap between a Western terrorist incident and the press release of a Muslim lobby group warning of an impending outbreak of Islamophobia," the wit Mark Steyn wrote last year. Now the definition of a nanosecond needs to be updated again: the gap between the occurence of any natural or man-made disaster in America and the Democrats hysterically blaming President Bush for it.

Well, ya basta for now. It's good to be back BSing.

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