I think that Mad Cow is a legitimate condition that has developed from horrid anti-nature rational scientific mind western factory farming methods.
Swine flu back in 1976(suspiciously "resurrected" 33 years later) seems to have developed after Vietnam soldiers returning to the US contracted it - let's remember though that these are military personnel who are pumped full of all kinds of vaccinations and who knows what. I mean if we follow the logic that swine flu is solely from factory farm conditions, then that would mean the soldiers were near some factory farms in Vietnam? That doesn't really make much sense - the logical conclusion is that it was either a bad vaccine or something intentionally given to the solders.
Currently the swine flu outbreak seems to have suspiciously arisen at a juncture in time when the "Americas" are formulating policy decisions.( maybe that is why this is in the spotlight karibkween?) It is interesting to me that the other outbreak of swine flu in pigs is in Canada - the other partner in NAFTA and the newer Strategic Security Partnership. This could also mean that there are similar farming methods/resources being utilized by these trans-national factory farming companies (in mexico and canada) that is increasing the likelihood of swine flu developing. OR - swine flu has been with us for some time and they have strategically created a campaign(awareness/panic) around it at this time to help push through agendas and/or framing a discourse around it at a crucial juncture.(maybe another "why" this is in the spotlight karibkween?) It is important for people in power to take hold of an issue which is surfacing in order to control the discourse and shape the future. Interesting how the stock market went through a bit of a rally and the shares of certain drug makers shot up 25% in some cases. Anything to pump up the economy, right?
The spinach and peanut butter, etc. contaminations all seemed to come one after another which is strange given that outbreaks of salmonella seem to have been more spread apart time wise in the past. This could either mean that the industrial food system is reaching a critical mass and that outbreaks are just happening more often - or these outbreaks were timed to further along some agenda.
I think with all of this - we have to remember who is trying to stay in control. Obama isn't doing jack sh*t about corporate control over resources and has only bowed to the masters who got him in office. He is only increasing a federal bureaucracy that in a sane world would be countering the influence of corporate interests but in fact is really just punishing folks who don't have protected status in this fascist economy. That is fascism - corporate/state control with protected industries. That translates to rules and regulations for regular folks and small business while corporations and banks get bailouts in their protected domain.
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