Good morning, worker drones: This Week in Mayhem
by Project Mayhem
LAST WEEK IN MAYHEM
1) Failflu v2.0 spreads in Ukraine
Last week TWIM reported that a possible new strain of influenza had broken out (or was released) in Ukraine. This turns out to be accurate, surprising even our most vocal detractors. The Ukrainian government now claims that over 960,000 people are now infected, over 48,000 hospitalized, and over 150 dead (likely a vast understatement). Our best estimate using our sources in epidemiology , infectious diseases, and weapons research is this:
A) There are one or more new flu strains circulating in Ukraine, of unknown origin.
B) These new strains are very infectious, and approximately one order of magnitude more virulent (dangerous) than the existing swine flu.
C) There are likely changes (single nucleotide polymorphisms) to one or more genes, including but not limited to HA, NA, NS1, PA, and PB2. This is probably a full-constellation of changes, whether spontaneous or man-made. Aka. The virus has been upgraded.
D) The Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of the new strains are estimated to be between 0.2% to 0.5%. Higher is possible but unlikely. In other words, The new strain may be >10x as lethal as swine flu and 2x-5x as lethal as seasonal flu. Aka. You do not want to catch this.
GENE SEQUENCES ARE NECESSARY TO EVALUATE THE NATURE OF THIS OUTBREAK.
However, the idiots at the World Health Organization (WHO) are keeping the RNA sequences a secret. They have said there are not "major changes" to the H1N1 virus in Ukraine -- but we all know it doesn't take much when it comes to viral genetics. Are these people lunkheads or are they criminals? I really have to wonder... Regardless, we clearly have a new flu strain which may be several times as lethal as seasonal flu, and has a high attack rate. The new strain also has a penchant for inducing viral pneumonia, where one's lungs fill with fluid. This is analogous to what happened in 1918, but obviously not yet on a large scale. Why is the WHO not releasing the gene sequences? Where is the lapdog corporate media? What in the hell is the CDC doing about this? And where is that backrub that Lauren promised me??
Indeed there are many questions here that require answers, and these answers are not forthcoming. Here is a news sample from Dr. Henry Niman, a very smart man who holds multiple patents on viral genetics but can't seem to comprehend the world, including governments, are corrupt.
Anyway, Here are some of Henry's latest articles:
Fail. This news looks bad -- but it's a little academic, Henry! Let's spice this up with some exclusive TWIM Ukrainian translations of what you are not hearing in the press about this new flu in Eastern Europe:
According to Kommersant-Ukraine chief physician aid city Myron Borisevich, in five fatalities have been recorded. "In all the patients came to hospital, observed the same symptoms of disease: very high fever, a cough that does not breathe normally. This disease progresses very quickly. Now all tests sent for examination in Kyiv" - explained Borisevich
Another difficult situation prevailing in the area Drohobych region, where five people also died. As the head of the Department of Health Drohobych municipality Andrew Shekenych, unlike the city, the residents of the area flowed disease differently: "The child entered the hospital and died eight hours. One adult - a day [until death], second - for two days [until death], and two patients died on the fourth day.
As the chief doctor of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast Infectious Hospital Roman Ostyak in patients with fatal observed similar symptoms: it started with a small increase in temperature - up to 37,2-37,3 0 C - and a small pokashlyuvannya [cough?]. In the second and third days appeared little cold, and the third-fifth day - cutting short of breath, after which patients became difficult to breathe. "When you transfer to respirator them virtually impossible to proventylyuvaty light" - the Ostyak, noting that the death of advancing as a result of pulmonary edema.
While the doctors do not have a single thought that is causing the disease. Chief Medical Officer of the Ternopil region Dnistryan Stephen believes that the cause of deaths is unknown viruses. Explained deputy chief health officer of the region Ninel Tsyapa all dead treated by the doctors at the fifth-sixth day after the beginning of the disease when it was already to late. "This strain of influenza is characterized by lesions of the lungs."
Oh , and this one, here's your latest update as of 4:54AM EST Monday Nov 9th 2009
"On the last day the doctors asked 2028 people, and last night was 3200 patients. We are not talking about the decline and Stabilization", - said Zoya Tsihon. Deputy Head of Regional Department of Health added that now in the intensive care unit is 76 people, including 67 adults, 5 pregnant women and 11 children. "
Obviously this is serious business. Where is the coverage? I was on this story LAST WEEK. But what is even more serious is that the corporate media is so vile and rotten, I had to break this story on an anti-corruption financial blog! Wtf! Maybe these latest developments will crash the stock markets, and I can finally experience some long awaited Shaudenfraude. On to the finance...
2) Gold breaks $1100 ; Will hallucinated computer pixels hold their value during deleveraging?
The shiny stuff breaks out over $1100... and we all know intrinsically it is worth far more , only held down by the machinations of large corrupt banks and their tentacle-minions in government. But what happens under conditions of forced deleveraging? In other words, "everything down, dollar up"? Say it happens soon. What does gold do?
This is a tough question to answer. Given that I have a projection of gold at $1200 by year's end (issued two months ago!) , I will stick to it and suggest that gold will decouple, and any underlying correlations will disappear in crisis. But it's important to consider what happens if hedge funds are forced to liquidate their make-pretend gold paper under conditions of systemic crisis. Physical tangible gold will, in the end, be the prime beneficiary -- despite any short-term fluctuations and/or claims by Elliott Wave International and Robert Prechter.
In related news, Mark Dice took to the street to try to sell a Canadian Maple for $50. This is one ounce of pure gold for the gold-bug uninitiated. Hillarity ensues along with a new level of contempt for the American public -- or at least the public of California. In my opinion, this just illustrates why California must be sold to China immediately, in exchange for debt forgiveness. The sale of California is official Project Mayhem political policy -- and will be part of the campaign platform when our sentient supercomputer runs for President in 2012.
Yeah yeah I know, there's a pyramid at the end blah blah. I don't care! Complaints will be directed to /dev/null ! Buy some gold and stop bitching!
3) Pelosi's health insurance bailout includes jail terms for Americans
Well well, Supreme Congressional Witch Nancy Pelosi is certainly living up to her reputation, with the latest information regarding the trillion dollar giveaway to the Health Insurance industry disguised as "Health Care Reform". It's bad enough trillions are being stolen by white-collar criminals who wear suits and work in tall buildings. Now if you refuse to pay the 'protection money' to these criminals, they will throw you in jail! Unbelieveable!
Today, Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee Dave Camp (R-MI) released a letter from the non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) confirming that the failure to comply with the individual mandate to buy health insurance contained in the Pelosi health care bill (H.R. 3962, as amended) could land people in jail. The JCT letter makes clear that Americans who do not maintain "acceptable health insurance coverage" and who choose not to pay the bill's new individual mandate tax (generally 2.5% of income), are subject to numerous civil and criminal penalties, including criminal fines of up to $250,000 and imprisonment of up to five years.
4) Chavez and Uribe prepare for Latin American East-West Proxy War
Hugo Chavez (Venezuela) and Alvaro Uribe (Columbia) share a moment.
Oh Chavez! When will you get your own Telemundo soap opera -- and leave poor Alvaro Uribe to set up his Columbian Predator Drone bases in peace. Maybe the CIA can mediate? Ah right, the whole death squads thing... plus, the boys in Langley fly the drones. But Hell, Christians In Action (CIA) are doing so great destabilizing Pakistan , why not expand into Columbia?
Chavez steps up Colombia rhetoric
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has urged his armed forces to be prepared for possible war with Colombia amid growing diplomatic and border tensions.
US preparing for war in Latin America
An official document from the Department of the US Air Force reveals that the military base in Palanquero, Colombia will provide the Pentagon with "an opportunity for conducting full spectrum operations throughout South America" This information contradicts the explainations offered by Colombian President Alvaro Uribe and the US State Department regarding the military agreement signed between the two nations this past October 30th.
5) CNBC - Dollar Will be Utterly Destroyed, Global Currency, New World Order
Whatever you say guys!! Keep dreaming!