If this news concerns you,
believe me, you're not alone. Many health experts, as well as airline
personnel and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), feel the same way
about the various provisions of this plan.
The ACLU argues that the plan
basically gives the government a free pass to detain whomever it wants to.
The airline industry is balking at the $100-million-plus cost of creating
and maintaining the huge passenger information database required.
Georgina Graham, head of global
security for the International Air Transport Association, also pointed out
that it's ludicrous to give the job of identifying sick people to flight
crews who have no medical training.
It's starting to look like there's a
hidden agenda behind the manufactured
avian flu scare that goes far beyond pushing needless
and potentially harmful drugs that don't work anyway. I guess if you
can't frighten people with a flu epidemic that
never happened, you can limit the rights of travelers and collect
private information anyway for the sake of nothing.
Sad but true.
The entire bird flu scare is one
of the most blatant hoaxes of recent times, and the popular media
continues to reinforce the baseless story. You've been hearing about it for
months and months now, and what's come of it? Next to nothing.
And nothing ever will, except
possibly you losing more of your hard-earned freedoms.
We have been warned that
anywhere from 200,000
(at best!) to 2 million people at worst will die from the bird
flu. The bird flu epidemic hoax reminds me just how uncommon "common
sense" is. Folks, where is the sound basic science here?
How do they make the giant leap
of faith that the very few deaths so far worldwide will translate to 2
million or even 200,000 deaths from a virus that does NOT readily spread
from birds to humans, or humans to humans?
Most of the people who have
acquired this infection were bird handlers who were in continuous contact
with these sick birds. Does anyone in their right mind envision similar
circumstances in the United States?
Research like this would
typically be thrown in the trash if it did not strongly support some
What might the purpose of these
scare tactics be, you ask?
Kickbacks to drug companies is one
reason. Their drugs don't
work, but the massive windfall from government contracts to help the
United States "prepare" against avian flu has helped their bottom
lines nicely, not to mention the profits of their allies
in the government.
And the above article points
toward a second, and possibly even more sinister, reason to keep us all
I am currently working on a
fast-track book called the Great Bird Flu Hoax that I hope to have
published this summer. It will expand on this important issue even