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(Stuff.co.nz)   Extortionist claiming to have a vial of foot-and-mouth disease threatens New Zealand   (stuff.co.nz ) divider line
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2005-05-10 12:44:59 PM  
brad0: how about a briefing on hi-path avian flu as a zoonotic bioterror agent?


First, you need both swine and humans infected with preferably an A strain of influenza as well as some ducks that have the avian strain you want to recombine.

And if you could give us some tips on weoponizing anthrax, that would be cool too.


That's tough to do. Helpful hint: it's all in the spore coating. If you don't get that right, the electrostatic charge between spores will make them clump. Clumps won't get into the bronchi properly, and won't stay suspended.

Maybe link to some useful PDFs?

That's probably on the DST/ORD server if you have access, for sure the OMA/SIS server would have it. :)
 
2005-05-10 01:05:02 PM  
strange. i read exorcist.
 
2005-05-10 01:05:51 PM  
erewhon That's probably on the DST/ORD server if you have access, for sure the OMA/SIS server would have it.

Hmm. Instead, I'll just stand over here next to Lews.
 
2005-05-10 01:20:25 PM  
brad0: Hmm. Instead, I'll just stand over here next to Lews.

Hey, you can't trust him, he killed his family. And he hears voices.
 
2005-05-10 01:37:45 PM  
erewhon

Glad your on our side.
Remind me to never piss you off.

/went through those foot baths in England few years ago.
 
2005-05-10 01:41:00 PM  
just another vote from the "i read it as contortionist" brigade.

how queer.
 
2005-05-10 04:21:14 PM  
That's "HOOF and MOUTH" disease - cows and the like do not have feet but hooves ..... ^@%$&$ damm media ....
 
2005-05-10 05:05:44 PM  
erewhon gets taken in by the FBI for questioning in 5... 4... 3... 2... 1...
 
2005-05-10 05:06:53 PM  
a contortionist with their foot in their mouth is terrorizing new zealand? who and the what now?

/glad i wasnt alone...
 
2005-05-10 05:07:25 PM  
The movie is called Bad Taste and is a cult classic in New Zealand.

Guess who that photo is of up there.... Peter Jackson. Yup. He Directed Bad Taste, which is the best B grade movie eva.

I seriously recommend it.
 
2005-05-10 05:20:20 PM  
CrazyJane That's "HOOF and MOUTH" disease - cows and the like do not have feet but hooves ..... ^%$&$ damm media ....

That's not correct. OIE, USDA, DEFRA, -insert your local animal health department here- recognize the disease as foot-and-mouth (FMD). For good reason:

Though it only has serious symptoms in cloven-hoofed animals (cows, pigs, deer, goats, sheep -- tho I hate to quibble with erewhon, doses as high as he recommends for bioterrorists might induce symptoms in humans, such as a light blistering of the lips), those symptoms appear on the tongue, lips and foot of the animal (above the hoof, which is anatomically analagous to a fingernail or claw), and not on the hooves themselves. In sheep, the poor things, the lesions can be so bad that the hoof sloughs off, but the lesion is infact on the foot.
 
2005-05-10 05:36:58 PM  
The Hammered erewhon gets taken in by the FBI for questioning in 5... 4... 3... 2... 1...

Or perhaps he is the FBI? Anyhow, he hasn't posted here for a while, so they might be done with him soon.
 
2005-05-10 05:46:12 PM  
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2005-05-10 10:20:08 PM  
brad0:

doses as high as he recommends for bioterrorists might induce symptoms in humans, such as a light blistering of the lips


Ah, but if the customs or security are about to take a close look at your gear, and you need them not to give your holdout a second look, a light blistering of the lips is a minor problem. :)

However, no-one looks funny at you carrying around a nose spray or eye drops. So, you stop and admire the pretty cows and while you're at the fence, you give old Bossy one in the snout with the Afrin. If you're trying to conserve, just wipe a drop on her nostrils. And give her a big mouth of hay or whatever for a bonus, she'll deserve it. FMD is nasty to cattle.

It will sort of try to infest you in big doses, but doesn't have a lot of luck. The problem there, though, is that it will linger in your system giving it the old college try for several weeks. During which period you are yourself somewhat contagious to the cattle. This is why you can't (or shouldn't) be in the vicinity of your neighbors' herds after yours are hauled away.

/not FBI.
 
2005-05-10 10:40:51 PM  
Damn,that's twice today I read this headline as Exhibitionist...
 
2005-05-10 10:43:44 PM  
Looks like its a University Capping stunt

Now thats a creative use of education
 
2005-05-11 12:15:52 AM  
Probably just a ram who is jealous of all the kiwi farmers...
 
2005-05-11 06:38:22 AM  
dribblor

Farking intelligent Massey students. No doubt our lovely mega-biatch head of SIS PM will be sending a few lads from Waiberia round to have a word to who ever did this - this person will not be able to keep his mouth shut.

Surprised the word "bioterrorism" hasn't been used by anyone important. Guess we're still at sweet as on the terrorism scale then

/SIS = NZ's Mi5/6
//Waiberia = Waiouru, where unless I'm wrong the NZSAS live. They are not nice people....
 
2005-05-11 08:05:19 AM  
That was the plot for On Her Majesty's Secret Service (a 007 movie).
 
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