Do you know that 'bird flu' was discovered in Vietnam 9 years ago?
Do you know that barely 100 people have died in the whole world in allthat time?
Do you know that it was the Americans who alerted us to the efficacyofthe human antiviral TAMIFLU as a preventative.
Do you know that TAMIFLU barely alleviates some symptoms of the common flu?
Do you know that its efficacy against the common flu is questioned byagreat part of the scientific community?
Do you know that against a SUPPOSED mutant virus such as H5N1, TAMIFLU barely alleviates the illness?
Do you know that to date Avian Flu affects birds only?
Do you know who markets TAMIFLU? ROCHE LABORATORIES.
Do you know who bought the patent for TAMIFLU from ROCHE LABORATORIESin1996? GILEAD SCIENCES INC.
Do you know who was the then president of GILEAD SCIENCES INC. andremains a major shareholder? DONALD RUMSFELD, the present Secretary of Defence of the USA.
Do you know that the base of TAMIFLU is crushed aniseed?
Do you know who controls 90% of the world's production of this tree? ROCHE.
Do you know that sales of TAMIFLU were over $254 million in 2004 andmorethan $1000 million in 2005?
Do you know how many more millions ROCHE can earn in the coming monthsifthe business of fear continues?
So the summary of the story is as follows: Bush's friends decide that the medicine TAMIFLU is the solution for a pandemic that has not yet occurred and that has caused a hundred deaths worldwide in 9 years.
This medicine doesn't so much as cure the common flu.
In normal conditions the virus does not affect humans.
Rumsfeld sells the patent for TAMIFLU to ROCHE for which they pay himafortune. Roche acquires 90% of the global production of crushed aniseed, the base for the antivirus.
The governments of the entire world threaten a pandemic and then buy industrial quantities of the product from Roche. So we end up paying for medicine while Rumsfeld, Cheney and Bush do the business.
ARE WE CRAZY!!? OR ARE WE IDIOTS!!? AT LEAST PASS THIS ON SO THAT IT CAN BE KNOWN!!!!!!!
The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.
Dont't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
If there are no dogs in Heavan, then I want to go where they go when i die.
We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare, and love we can spare. In return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made.
I wonder if other dogs think a poodles are members of a weird religious cult.
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise.
Anybody who doesn't know what soap taste's like has never washed a dog.
My dog is worried about the economy becuase dogfood is up $3 a can, that is almost $21 in dog money.
If I have beleifs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heavan, and very, very few persons.
Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate.
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
Ever consider what our dogs must think of us ? I mean , here we come back from the grocery store with the most amazing haul - Chicken, Pork, Half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth !
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you that look that says " wow you're right "!! I never would've though of that !!
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you, that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
Dogs can smell a good person a mile away.
My goal in life is to be good of a person as my dog already thinks I am.
I am so upset now, I can't think properly, please look at this link, how this stupid B#@$^ kills this Rabbit. Its the video you need to look at. I just can't get over how sick some people are. A co worker sent me the link which i will be keeping, i want to know who is responsible for this.
Let me know what you think, could we do something about this ????? I would love to shove a red hot poker down her throat !!!!
DOPE WAS SOMEONE WITH NO BRAINS AT ALL AND HIGH MEANT YOU HAD A LONG WAY TO FALL AND THE GRASS WAS SOMETHING DAD USED TO MOW AND SPEED WAS HOW FAST THE CAR USED TO GO AND COKE WAS A FANTASIC NEW KIND OF POP AND HOME BAKE MEANT COOKED AT HOME, NOT THE SHOP AND POT WAS SOMETHING TO COOK THE FOOD IN AND SMACK WAS A USUAL FORM OF DISCIPLINE AND A BULLET WAS SOMETHING FIRED OUT OF A GUN AND CRACK WAS THE NOISE IT MADE, WASN'T IT FUN AND A JOINT WAS THE USUAL SUNDAY TEA AND A BUZZ WAS THE NOISE OF A FLY OR A BEE
So my friend is talking to me on messenger, and she want's to know how the easter eggs are like here in Israel, my reply was there is not such thing here.
So now I am sitting at work and all I can think of is how good an easter egg will be !! I haven't had one in 4 years !
So now I realise how something that use to be just another easter egg, which was never really appreciated can mess with my head for so long.
In South Africa, i use to buy boxes of easter eggs filled with marshmallow covered chocolate which was just the right bite size, then there was also the chocolate bunnies, hens etc, (which i always took for granted)
So today my husband which is Jewish decided since I cant have my easter egg he will introduce the traditional Mazta ball soup to my menu. Not bad for my first time and I am very gratefull for him trying to compensate for my craving.
Since our Seder dinner tonight I am still thinking about those blasted eggs, and I am going to call my Dad and get him to mail me a box by express shipping.
I guess the moral of this whole egg bussiness is -- appreciate what you have, dont take stuff for granted, there might come a day when you want something badly and its almost impossible to have.
You out there munching away the easter eggs --- ENJOY !!! I have Matza balls as compensation.
I am very new at this so i need some help here - There are many stray cats running around Tel Aviv and surounding areas, problem is they are trying to put a stop to the public from feeding the cats, they want to starve them to death. Somebody put a call for help on the internet but not much seems to be happening, also it was targeted at one specific neighbourhood.
We have a great vet here, that has been taking care of having them neutered and spayed but still the cat population is huge. I have also been thinking of making a photo calender - CATS OF THE HOLY LAND or something to that effect, which will hopefull generate funds to help these poor cats. Any ideas will be welcome --- Maryke
As you may remember, I
asked you last month if
you would join me, and
thousands of other
Ontarians, in calling on
the provincial government
to ban the hunt of
turtles. Hundreds of you
responded by sending
1st Thank you everyone
for beautiful Birthday
wishes..... 2nd I copied
this off of a friends
profile page ... I want
to learn how to get to
this place ........
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that I am in a healing
mode.That my writing is
I simply wanted to take
this moment to wish each
of you a very Happy -
Prosperous - Health -
Season. Thank you for
years of friendship ~
shared laughter - tears
at the losds of wonderful
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