Wednesday, April 29, 2009 18:56
Swine Flu A Race-Specific Virus?
The first swine flu death in the United States has been confirmed, but
the victim is a Mexican toddler who caught the illness in Mexico before
traveling to Texas. Serious questions must now be asked about why a
virus that has spread across at least 10 countries and is suspected
in many others has only killed hispanics, and whether a race-specific
bio-weapon is being beta-tested.
bills ‘will rise’ to pay for database
Ministers want to farm out a Big Brother database of everyone’s
emails, phone calls and internet use to private companies who will be
given the job of storing the data on behalf of the state.
Flu Smoking Gun? CDC was Combining Flu Viruses in 2004
Last week, when what is now called a “swine flu” was first
reported to be infecting and killing some people in Mexico, health officials
noted it was a strain of flu never before seen. In fact, it is technically
incorrect to call this simply a “swine” flu.
Korea threatens nuclear test
North Korea on Wednesday threatened to conduct a nuclear test and also
to test an intercontinental ballistic missile unless the U.N. Security
Council apologises for imposing sanctions against it.
Economy in 2nd Straight Quarter of Steep Decline
The American economy shrank rapidly in the first three months of
the year, the government reported on Wednesday, a signal that the
economy is likely to remain a dominant issue as the Obama administration
looks beyond its first 100 days.
Gold May Hit $1,000
Gold could spike back to $1,000, according to Daryl Guppy, CEO of
Guppytraders.com. He also pulls out the charts on Newcrest Mining,
Lihir Gold and Pan Pacific Petroleum, with CNBC’s Martin Soong.
becomes eighth country to confirm swine flu Germany confirmed its first cases of a feared new flu strain
on Wednesday, the eighth country to detect it, but reported deaths
remained confined to Mexico nearly a week after the threat of a