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President Obama has nominated a tough-talking bioterrorism expert to lead the primary research and development arm of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS Secretary Janet Napalitano announced Obama's choice of Dr. Tara O’Toole to be Under Secretary, Directorate for Science and Technology, calling O'Toole "an expert …

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Black Helicopters

coincidence?

"In a March interview (audio) with Federal News Radio ... There are very few things that could actually rock the United States, destabilize the country, and a big bioterrorist attack...or an epidemic such as a pandemic flu episode ..."

A month later swine flu just "happens" to appear on the scene and is hyped as an epidemic.. no strike that.. pandemic!

Cheers,

John

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bio-Katrina?

Does that mean they are going to abandon half a southern state to it?

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Paris Hilton

Exeunt soldiers and townspeople.

"By Steve Evans Posted Thursday 7th May 2009 19:29 GMT

Does that mean they are going to abandon half a southern state to it?"

Nope, it just means they are going to lock down news access to the catastrophe that will be FED by FEMA:

http://michiganmessenger.com/18588/detroit-journalists-conviction-viewed-as-political-retaliation-for-reporting

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Black Helicopters

US as always set on permanent fear/panic/czar cycle.

That reminds me. What happened to the bizarre story about the Ivins guy from the military research lab apparently solely responsible for the Anthrax Event who conveniently suicided himself all of a sudden? The FBI has everything under control on that front, does it?

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Flame

*wince*

Oh, dear, this piece was going so well, and you were down for a "very nice" rating at least,.. until the last line. Not cool, not cool at all.

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Yeah, big surprise

In other news, IT security firms say viruses will kill your dog, appointed Global Warming Watcher say the Earth will look like Mars (but orders of magnitude warmer) in 5 years from now, Gilead and Roche say that flu will kill billion people (and they say so every 2 year, too), ...

Pick your scaremongering conflict of interest!

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Unhappy

"we welcome the new bio-babe"

Err, stop taking acid.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_Napolitano

ewww.

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Paris Hilton

Wikipedia will now be

Blocked from my network, Ewwwwwww imagine going down on that

Barf

No wonder political types all seem to have some kinda deformity...

Except obama he is perfect.

Paris, to restore my eyesight please.

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isshehotornot

@Andy Bright

Although Janet Napolitano is undeniably gorgeous I think you meant,

http://www.upmc-biosecurity.org/website/center/staff/otoole.html

I notice that Dr O'Toole has a mention on the PBS's "Avoiding Armageddon" pages. No bias to learning there then.

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@Andy Bright

That's not who was being referring to as a 'bio babe' - this is..

http://www.upmc-biosecurity.org/website/center/staff/otoole.html

Napolitano is Secretary of Homeland Security.

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Alert

bio-terrorism here and now

Now that we know to treat the new-flu with paper hankies and hand-washing, how can we stop bio-terrorists nicking the soap?

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Re: @Andy Bright

Still... ewwwwwwwwww!!!

Double plus ungood.

-dZ.

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