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Posted: 10/10/2001 4:06:34 AM EST
BREAKING NEWS from CNN.com -- Investigators suspect strain of anthrax found in Florida was manufactured, not natural, source tells CNN. Details soon.
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 4:07:09 AM EST
Original Message----- From: BreakingNews@CNN.COM [mailto:BreakingNews@CNN.COM] Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2001 3:58 AM To: TEXTBREAKINGNEWS@CNNIMAIL4.CNN.COM Subject: CNN Breaking News
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 4:10:37 AM EST
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Link Posted: 10/10/2001 4:11:09 AM EST
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Link Posted: 10/10/2001 4:13:05 AM EST
Does anyone else here feel old enough to know that game in the photo above?
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 4:13:41 AM EST
...that's a "weapon of mass destruction". If we find out what nation supplied it (hopefully not Russia)or facilitated it.... Booom.
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 4:14:50 AM EST
Originally Posted By PopAsmoke: Does anyone else here feel old enough to know that game in the photo above?
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What, Operation??? Still have mine from the early '70s... Don Out
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 4:19:50 AM EST
Originally Posted By PopAsmoke: Does anyone else here feel old enough to know that game in the photo above?
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That was a cool game. I loved it! Old? Who me? [;)]
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 4:21:13 AM EST
My office is 3 blocks from the AMI building where this stuff was found. Kind of gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling. BTW, I read on CNN that the stuff has the synthetic signature of a strain made in Iowa.
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 4:29:06 AM EST
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Has anyone thought about whats going to happen if things escalate very quickly, and the whole thing gets out of control? I personally have felt that things have been playing out kind of weird, almost like slow motion. Not trying to be an alarmist, just wondering. I dont spell well.
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 4:33:45 AM EST
Comforting thought: We have the ability to kill ALL of them. They don't have the ability to kill all of us. The introduction of weapons of mass destruction gives us the moral authority to do what is needed.
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 4:34:50 AM EST
They still make that game, I see ads for it on Nick Jr. when the kid is watching cartoons.
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 4:36:38 AM EST
Since it was mfg'd here, do we have to nuke ourselves? (As he runs for cover and concealment) Don Out
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 4:40:25 AM EST
That depends on who funded it. [:)] If it was a McVeigh-type, too bad. That WOULD be embarrassing, and troublesome for militia-types.
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 4:45:36 AM EST
Whenever I hit the edges and set the buzzer off in Operation, it used to make me jump out of my skin. I hate that game. Anyway, is there any kind of vaccine available to the public? How effective is the vaccine, and would it protect against these different strains?
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 4:46:52 AM EST
[url]http://www.moller.com/skycar/[/url] Check this out.
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 4:48:06 AM EST
Can any automobile give you this scenario? From your garage to your destination, the M400 Skycar cruises comfortably at 350+ MPH at 15 miles per gallon. No traffic, no red lights, no speeding tickets. Just quiet direct transportation from point A to point B in a fraction of the time. Three dimensional mobility for the same price as two dimensional mobility.
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 4:50:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By Major-Murphy: That depends on who funded it. [:)] If it was a McVeigh-type, too bad. That WOULD be embarrassing, and troublesome for militia-types.
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Which brings up the hairy question, if the funding was raised here, in support of an Islamic Extremist group (cell) here, do we then punish the cause HQ'd in another country?[spank] If local (i.e. McVeigh), then do we persue as a criminal case?[sniper] Thanx, Don Out
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 4:54:34 AM EST
The military wasn't havine good luck with their anthrax vaccine, if you recall. There was only one contractor making it, and their FDA license had expired. They were also having some serious quality control problems. Also, some military members were experiencing serious side effects -so bad that a lot of pilots resigned rather than have to take the shot and risk losing their livelihood for the rest of their lives.
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 4:56:54 AM EST
Originally Posted By 11H1P: If local (i.e. McVeigh), then do we persue as a criminal case?[sniper] Thanx, Don Out
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Yes.
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 4:57:01 AM EST
It didn't say they had a IOWA signature, it said it has the signature of a strain that is produced in IOWA. Which also means the same strain could have been produced in Russia, or anywhere else. IRAQ , even. So CNN needs to keep their words concise. Benjamin
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 6:25:45 AM EST
I just heard over the news that the Anthrax was manufactured in a US lab during the 1950's. It sounds like they are investigating how it got loose. This is odd.
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 6:36:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By Major-Murphy: Comforting thought: We have the ability to kill ALL of them. They don't have the ability to kill all of us. The introduction of weapons of mass destruction gives us the moral authority to do what is needed.
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This is [b]exactly[/b] what I've been thinking.
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 6:37:02 AM EST
My assertion I think, logically, still holds up. Hell the information could have been given to the soviets and then manufactured. 1950's??? I bet its manufacture is 1990+. I will put my money on IRAQ or USSR manufacture. Benjamin
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 6:47:38 AM EST
Hmm, one can die in 5 days and the vaccination is for 3 injections given 2 weeks apart followed by injections at 6,12 and 18 months. Uhhh, hello. 5 days later you are dead. I guess to be vaccinated you need to get shots 18 months before you are exposed. weeeeee.
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 6:49:25 AM EST
I guess to be vaccinated you need to get shots 18 months before you are exposed. weeeeee.
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Yes, that's how vaccination works. [rolleyes]
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 6:50:21 AM EST
If it was made in the USA, then Iraq is responsible. It was reported back during the gulf war that some iraqi's had purchased anthrax, as well as some other bacteria/viruses from the facility in rockville, MD. For some reason, the FTC let the transfer go through. That facility holds mostly US manufactured biological weapons(as well most other discovered diseases such as the wonderful plagues and smallpox). There was a big stink on all of the news programs interviewing the company asking how they could sell it to iraq, and the company stated all foreign orders go to the FTC for aproval before shipping, meaning the FTC screwed up big time. As bad as this antrax outbreak is, maybe it'll give us something solid to put iraq in the crosshairs.
Link Posted: 10/10/2001 6:51:40 AM EST
Can anyone say "[b]Hoof & Mouth disease[/b]" the company in Iowa makes the vaccine for inoculations. So unless you caught it from your cows, sheep or goats, it came from a company making the vaccine. IMHO this is all smoke & mirrors paranoia by the media. Mike
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