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(Fox News)   FBI Investigating Anthrax death as possible terrorist attack.   ( divider line
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2001-10-08 04:56:45 PM  
"Anthrax cannot be spread from person to person..."
Sure it can. But the odds are REALLY slim.
2001-10-08 05:02:33 PM  
Alright- 2 for 2 today on submissions!
2001-10-08 05:05:22 PM  
I thought Anthrax died in the '80's along with Poison and Winger?
2001-10-08 05:05:31 PM  
Gee, nobody gets mad at the Enquirer, do they? Perhaps it was Gary Condit, or any number of people they've "reported" about.
2001-10-08 05:05:33 PM  
Did someone order fish?
2001-10-08 05:07:35 PM  
"Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking."
2001-10-08 05:07:54 PM  
Doc: Sorry, sir, but you are about to die.

Patient: Of what? Heart condition? I knew it!

Doc: Nope, 80s Hair Band.
2001-10-08 05:09:35 PM  
Makes personal note to wash hands thoroughly before picking nose, ahem,, I mean itching eye...
2001-10-08 05:18:58 PM  
Can I start panicking now?
2001-10-08 05:22:02 PM  
What's this stuff on about a cockpit being rushed?!?
2001-10-08 05:24:18 PM  
So, is Scott Ian dead or something?
2001-10-08 05:24:34 PM  
anthrax was NOT a hair band.
2001-10-08 05:25:51 PM  
I hate Drudge. Farking scare-monger.
2001-10-08 05:26:16 PM  
2001-10-08 05:27:00 PM  
Can I start panicking now?

Not yet... although I recommend that you stay calm in any case. For starters, it is REALLY hard to spread anthrax from person to person. The main way to contract the virus is to be in direct contact with the airborne bacteria. This will be the most likely way that you can contract it. (Although there are several other ways to get it)
2001-10-08 05:27:41 PM  
Pretnar-Did you read it?

Basically a mentally challenged youth wanted to see the cockpit. 2 F16 escorted and it landed safely. No charges are expected.
2001-10-08 05:29:01 PM  
Whoops I meant Pretnar...
2001-10-08 05:30:04 PM  
Yeah, I read the damn thing.
When I first saw it it was just a headline, not a link to the story.
What a dick.
2001-10-08 05:34:41 PM  
"Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue."

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2001-10-08 05:36:23 PM  
Yo, I just saw on CNN that Clarence Thomas was sworn in today as the Vice President while Cheney's in his "undisclosed location".

Does that mean he's be running the country if Bush is incapacitated?

Kinda frightening thought.
2001-10-08 05:38:23 PM  
I have to agree with Pretnar on that. Drudge be a jackass-a-saur sometimes.
The boom from the jets racing to intercept would have woken my ass up too. Can you imagine being a passenger on that flight? first the re... er, mentally handicapped young man, then the fighter jets off the wings. I'd need to clean my jockies after that flight.
2001-10-08 05:39:37 PM  
Well its not like the poor kid had to land it
2001-10-08 05:40:58 PM  
2001-10-08 05:41:58 PM  
Yo, I just saw on CNN that Clarence Thomas was sworn in today as the Vice President while Cheney's in his "undisclosed location".

You have got to be kidding me. Clarence Thomas?! That makes no sense at all... are you for real, or was that a joke?
2001-10-08 05:43:41 PM
2001-10-08 05:44:03 PM  
I'be been watching CNN for the last hour, they've said no such thing.
2001-10-08 05:48:37 PM  
It has to be a joke, because that's not how the line of succession works.

If Bush and Cheney are both outta action, it falls to Speaker Of The House -- Dennis Hastert.

Next up is Senate President Pro Tempore -- Strom Thurmond. (ack!)

Next are Colin Powell, Paul O'Neill, Donald Rumsfield, John Ashcroft... oh, you get the idea.

Supreme Court justices are nowhere in the list. You have to go through the Energy and Education secretaries before you get there. :)
2001-10-08 05:48:48 PM  
"...Clarence Thomas was sworn in today as the Vice President..."

Huh? Thomas is not even in the line of succession.

The President
The Vice President
Secretary of Agriculture (Ann Veneman)
Secretary of Commerce (Don Evans)
Secretary of Defense (Donald Rumsfeld)
Secretary of Education (Rod Paige)
Secretary of Energy (Spencer Abraham)
Secretary of Health and Human Services (Tommy Thompson)
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (Mel Martinez)
Secretary of Interior (Gale Norton)
Attorney General (John Ashcroft)
Secretary of Labor (Elaine Chao)
Secretary of State (Colin Powell)
Secretary of Transportation (Norman Mineta)
Secretary of Treasury (Paul O'Neill)
Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Anthony Principi)
Chief of Staff (Andrew Card)
Environmental Protection Agency (Christine Todd Whitman)
Office of Management and Budget (Mitchell Daniels)
Office of National Drug Control Policy (John Walters (designate))
United States Trade Representative (Robert Zoellick)
Office of Homeland Security (Tom Ridge (desisgnate))
2001-10-08 05:52:47 PM  
With this happening in my back yard, it's hard to find stuff funny right now, but this snippet from CNN's coverage of the anthrax occurence(s?) made me grin:

American Media chief executive David Pecker said trace elements of anthrax were found at Stevens' workspace.

It could only be more perfect if his first name were Richard. Or Harry.

You think your boss is a prick?
2001-10-08 05:52:56 PM  
The secretary of agriculture comes before the secreteary of the state? Can't we just make Colin Powell the vice president next should something happen to Cheney? ;)
2001-10-08 05:54:41 PM  
Sorry, bogus information. I copied and pasted the wrong column. Here it is again:

Speaker of the House of Representatives
President Pro Tempore of the Senate
Secretary of State
Secretary of the Treasury
Secretary of Defense
Attorney General
Secretary of the Interior
Secretary of Agriculture
Secretary of Commerce
Secretary of Labor
Secretary of Health and Human Services
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Secretary of Transportation
Secretary of Energy
Secretary of Education
Secretary of Veterans Affairs

2001-10-08 06:24:33 PM  
Man, Drudge is an idiot, the National Enquirer of the radio and then some. If you believe that guy then I've got some Phil Henry show guests that you really need to listen to.
2001-10-08 06:31:42 PM  
"What's this stuff on about a cockpit being rushed?!?"

A retard rushed the Cockpit. We should place them in steerage with the rest of the animals.
2001-10-08 06:48:53 PM  

National Enquirer, a tabloid newspaper with widespread distribution.

National Enquirer, a delivery system for anthrax spores?
2001-10-08 06:56:19 PM  
Anthrax will be in Chicago in February.......

....they'll be the opening act for Judas Priest
2001-10-08 07:05:01 PM  
Obscene Pickle:
That almost sounds like a story you'd read in the National Enquirer!
2001-10-08 07:07:18 PM  
I'm the man.
2001-10-08 07:32:02 PM  
Wippuh: It's Hendrie, not Henry ya putz! ;)
2001-10-08 08:28:48 PM  
Ok, time for a medical lesson. Anthrax is a bacteria. If the live wriggling microscopic bacteria get on a cut you have, you can get the disease. This is how most cases occur in the leather and wool industries. It can be treated with antibiotics, or you could get vaccinated beforehand. Anthrax also spreads in a manner unlike most bacteria: by spores. The spores can be in the air, on the ground, where ever. They get stirred up and inhaled, then you get sick. This is the most contagious method of transmition. I get news on infectious diseases every week from, and I seem to recall they saying the guy died of a heart attack while in the hospital for treatment of anthrax. It's too bad that the US is running low on vaccine for this. It's too bad that the only manufacturer of the vaccine was holding out for cash from the govenment to retool to make more of it. If they weren't greedy then, they could have a big batch of vaccine all ready to go and rake in all kinds of cash. Kinda like that whole meningitis mess. My university health center sends me a flyer saying how leathal maningitis is and I decided to get the vaccine. (I like vaccines. I'm immune to anthrax for another two years at least.) I went over to the health center to get the shot, and they were out of it. That was late August, I still haven't heard back from them.
2001-10-08 08:58:20 PM  
You know this could have happened OUTSIDE the office and was brought into the office by someone. People seem to be asking why was the N.E. and Star attacked. Maybe it wasn't. Both victims were older. Maybe the first to show signs.

Maybe someone just sent something to that office because they hated the place. Who the hell knows. Wait a few more days and we will see what is up.
2001-10-08 09:06:22 PM  
You got it all wrong....
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