SARS Sleuth on Swine ‘flu

5 05 2009

ScienceInsider has an interview from the virologist who was primarily responsible for studying, tracing and effectively shutting down SARS in its recent attack in Hong Kong & China. Now Yi Guan has choice things to say to WHO about how they are handling the current swine ‘flu outbreak.

He says that if the animal virus (H5N1, that is already a panzootic [animal pandemic]) and human virus (H1N1, that we’re controlling in SARS & now swine ‘flu) combine, the result would be armageddon and “If that happens, I will retire immediately and lock myself in the P3 lab. H5N1 kills half the people it infects. Even if you inject yourself with a vaccine, it may be too late. Maybe in just a couple hours it takes your life.”

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Cats can be SO dramatic…

5 05 2009


By The Order of Zion

5 05 2009

Undercover Dragon from Suburban from Muscati has a nice piece on the Zionist Conspiracy uncovered by Essa Zajdali in the Times of Oman.

According to Essa, This whole Piracy nonsense was set up by the Jews to shut down the shipping lanes through the Suez Canal, thereby Financially Choking an already poor Egypt, and destabilizing THE ENTIRE ARAB WORLD!!!!!

Join me in applauding Essa Al Zedjali, Editor in Chief of the Times of Oman, for using front page space, on World Press Freedom Day to help spread ingnornace and hatred throughout the world with his Crazed, Psychotic, Paranoid rant on the evils of Israeli/Somali Piracy.

What an ass.

UD has this little nugget for us:

Does Essa actually read this stuff? Or is he perhaps on life support and this is his henchmen / apparatchiks under the pay of…. someone else?

Some might call him a towering monument to the level of intellectual public debate we have here in the Omani press.

However, I think one of his apparatchiks has stumbled onto our humble blogosphere and managed to even read something which *shudder* common people are saying. “T” says:

He is a man that we do not agree with, but that should not stop him from writing. Why do you guys pick on him only when jews are the center of his story?? He writes lots of non sense!!!!!

He worked hard (smart) enough to own a newspaper, what did you bunch of losers do?? Clap a hand for running a blog.

His analysis is stupid, but there are people who love what he writes and that is why he writes it, simple.
I say Mr. Essa write whatever you wanna write and leave these losers shaking there heads.

T, yup there are people who love what he writes but there are even more people who don’t love what he writes. And since he writes for the masses, I think he should actually try and see what people/paper readers think of his writing and

Mr. T

Mr. T - Google Says So!

incorporate that feedback in his writings. If he wants to write stupid things, tell him to start a blog!

The problem is that he is a senior editor of a widely-circulated paper of the Sultanate. The quality of his writing is, for good or worse, considered a reflection of the people reading the paper, and in general, a reflection of the people. If we are thought to be reading and accepting such drivel, we are all thought to be weirdos. Sadly, that we are not. and even more sadly, I don’t accept being represented as an idiot.

Do ALL the people in Iran spew Anti-America rhetoric at every opportunity? No! But the international community thinks so because the most visible person, the Iranian President, does so. So his actions become a representation of the common mindset. Zadjali is a very visible guy. So he should be a better reflection of the (intellectual) masses of his readers. He has even said that Hitler was justified in his actions against the Jews. Do we all agree? O_o

After all, a news paper should be a bit more intelligent than its most intelligent reader, otherwise its not worth reading.

As for us little chipmunks, we’re running blogs ‘coz we know better than to stuff our stupid li’l opinion down people’s throats. There are other people for that!