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(Drudge) NewsFlash Case #3 Woman tests positive for Anthrax   ( divider line
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2001-10-09 08:53:04 AM  
o shiat this ain't good
2001-10-09 08:53:09 AM  
Who saw that coming?
2001-10-09 08:56:20 AM  
I've been saying this was a planned attack all along. You just don't get pulmonary anthrax.

Sudan, you're next.
2001-10-09 08:56:21 AM  
I woke up this morning and turned on the TV. Live report from the office. But hey I live down here I figured they would be there. The anchor said a case of anthrax was reported in Virigina. It made me sick. Then by the end of her report she said that the Virginia report was false.

Not what I wanted to wake up to.
2001-10-09 08:57:19 AM  
Need to track down all those farked officials who were making statements that this was probably a natural and unconnected incident, be calm, don't worry be happy shiat - sit their arses down, and tell them NEVER to utter a public statement again. To say you don't know is one thing - but the BS reassurance thing is just the kind of stuff that makes me really question the truth of any "official" statements.
2001-10-09 08:58:04 AM  
Anyone notice the company is "American" Media? And those airlines where "American" and "United"? If you work somewhere with America in the name, tell your boss to change it. Now.

This really blows.
2001-10-09 08:58:07 AM  

I wonder what the band are thinking these days - or do you think they're keeping a low profile?
2001-10-09 08:58:24 AM  
False alarm, as reported by Tampa tv news. (Sorry,couldn't find a link to back this up).
2001-10-09 08:59:05 AM  

I few weeks ago I stated that I was worried about what would happen here rather then over there. (We would kick ass there, but shiat would happen here) I don't know if you directed it at me, but I thought you said I watch too much TV and nothing else would happen.

(I could be wrong)
2001-10-09 09:00:31 AM  
Link from here is dead but on the Register they have a story that FBI supects that Anthrax is possibly been distributed by smearing it on a keyboard.. Go figure..
2001-10-09 09:10:29 AM  
OHMIGOD...the Weekly World News is involved! Where's Batboy?! Is he still safe in the hospital?
2001-10-09 09:18:41 AM  
NO! According to the WWNews, Batboy has joined the Army! Woot! We can't lose!
2001-10-09 09:32:55 AM  
I tell ya the "Bat-boy" and the "Anthrax great rock band" jokes keep getting funnier with every case.
2001-10-09 09:36:59 AM  
Batboy's been done to death? First I've heard of's other important UNFABRICATED, TOTALLY TRUE WWW news:

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2001-10-09 09:37:32 AM  
why is this listed as from drudge? no one believes the ny post I guess...
2001-10-09 09:45:03 AM  
They were also asked for all their computer passwords so investigators could probe their hard drives.

What the hell does this have to do with anything?
2001-10-09 10:08:22 AM  
Biological warfare is too hard to deploy properlike...
Chemicals are easier...

but if you really want to be afraid think about this scenario:

over 150 000 pounds of narcotics are smuggled into the usa from latin america (coke, pot, etc). How hard would it be to get a stolen suitcase nuke from the former USSR into any city in the USA?

If people will transport large amounts of illegal substances into a country to any major city, what is gonna keep out some whack-job with a 50 pound (?) nuke?

2001-10-09 10:09:20 AM  
<Cheap Joke>
Havent you ever heard of a computer virus? Damn things are contageous.
</Cheap Joke>
2001-10-09 10:09:54 AM  
"Batboy has come down with Anthrax like symptoms"
2001-10-09 10:11:09 AM  
"Among The Living" - Anthrax

Disease! Disease! Spreading the disease.
With some help from Captain Trips, he'll bring the world down to his knees.
Power, yes Power! He'll show them all his power.
It pulses through his ice cold blood, a whole world to devour!

He's seeing, he's calling, his legacy he's spawning.
He's coming, corrupting, among the living!

Murder! Murder! Commit cold blooded murder!
Like Nazis during World War Two, they only follow orders.
Hatred! Hatred! A crucifix is your bed,
Once he turns his eye on you, you'll be better off dead!

I'm the walkin' dude, I can see all the world!
Twist your minds with fear, I'm the man with the power.
Among the living, follow me or die!

Man, fights Man! Divided they can't stand!
United, they can battle back, and make him force his hand!
Fear, yes fear! His end is growing near,
He didn't count on Man's good faith, and their will to persevere.

Follow me or die!

FIRE! HOT FIRE!! Purge the world with fire!!
Damnation is the price he'll pay, for an evil man's desire!
Good, versus evil! The stand to vanquish evil!
Man can only live one way, that place right in the middle.

Follow me or die!

Fark Nostradamous! Scott Ian & Stephen King see all, know all!
2001-10-09 10:31:37 AM  
Mme.Mersault: Ebola does have the benefit of being rather easy to contain - sure all those infected have no chance to live, but once detected (going to be pretty early in a big city, especially at the moment) it is easy to clean up.

Oh and Mongo, the Soviets 'lost' between 30 and 80 suitcase nukes in the US already.
2001-10-09 10:33:56 AM  
I am still not freaking out till there are a few more cases... I mean... one of the 'cases' is finding spores in someone's nose... he didn't have it ... just had it on him.... flesh eatting bacteria is like that... its on alot of people (alot being a relitive term) but almost never eats anyone... so if we suddenly started freaking out about flesh eatting bacteria... we could find it way more easy than we could find actual cases... also... I am really sure this isn't a terorist attack... because of the location... the terrorist's targets were the pentagon and the WTC... and their third target is a tabloid!? thats their list of the 3 most important things in America!?
2001-10-09 10:53:29 AM  
Tabloid? Don't you know that its the "Largest Circulated Newspaper in the United States"

It has to be true, its right here in black and white
2001-10-09 11:10:36 AM  
It is a terrorist attack.
It may not be related to the WTC or the Pentagon but if someone put anthrax in the building then it is a terrorist attack. Just like the bombing of abortion clinics, etc.
2001-10-09 11:16:54 AM  
Ha, your name is "Eat Me", but with 3's, and it's backwards. LMAO!!!!!11
2001-10-09 11:23:21 AM  
If you want to know what Anthrax or any other band from the 80's is up to nowadays, is a great source. =)

And this scares the shiat out of me.
2001-10-09 11:26:31 AM  
The worst news to come out of this is that the president of the company is named Pecker.
2001-10-09 11:41:07 AM  
Ehh..I'm not all that scared of a suitcase nuke. They only have a shelf life of about 2 months before they become useless ::shrugs::
Life is to short to spend it pissing your pants in a bomb shelter.
2001-10-09 11:46:23 AM  

Three employees of American Media, which publishes The National Enquirer and other supermarket tabloids out of Boca Raton, Fla., told The Post that the FBI wants to question a summer intern who left the company recently after sending out an e-mail to employees saying thank you and "I left you all a little present."

The FBI is also investigating a strangely worded letter received by the company that contained a "soapy, powdery substance" in the shape of a Star of David, Newsweek has reported. The letter was handled by two of the people who contracted anthrax, the magazine said.

2001-10-09 11:57:38 AM  
I, for one, am madder than a starved tick on an anemic dog that those turban-topped terrorists attacked and killed Ed Anger.
2001-10-09 12:23:38 PM  
I say we spray all of Iraq and Sudan with some of our nastiest biological weapons and call this whole thing even.
2001-10-09 12:56:53 PM  
Mme.Mersault: Ebola may be scarier from an epidemiological standpoint, but I'm thinking its' utility as a bioterrorist agent is limited, because it is incredibly difficult to isolate and turn into a deliverable agent.

Anthrax, however, is a cinch to culture in large quantities, refine into a powder, and then spread, oh say by mail, or using a cropduster. Hence, their interest in these machines.
2001-10-09 12:57:49 PM  
Not to make matters worse, but this occurred to me last night watching an update about this. I think it is, at this point, a subtle nuance not many have picked up on. If the reports pan out to be correct and this was done through the mail, it would create the same kind of problems for the postal / delivery service as the 9/11 attacks made for air travel. Could have a massive effect on our economy if Fed Ex, UPS, USPS, etc, needed to implement massive security measures.

...junk mail, junk mail, bill, anthrax, bill, junk, junk...
2001-10-09 12:59:36 PM  
Mme.Mersault: Ebola's usefullness as a biological warfare agent is limited because it kills so quickly, its very difficult to spread to other organisms. It tends to burn itself out. Other agents tend to be more preferred, as I understand it. Anthrax is high on the list, as is various plagues.
2001-10-09 01:28:10 PM  
Don't biatch that the first official word was 'don't panic'. initially they didn't have enough info and didn't want to freak everyone out. They continued their investgation (thus the nose swabbing on other employees and to their surprise came up with more, unexpected cases. Then they changed their story. It would have been irresponsible to call it an outbreak or for that matter to post it as a news flash to a message board before anything else is known.
2001-10-09 01:46:47 PM  
Does anybody have confirmation on this? I have yet to see anything anywhere else about a third victim, other than the one in VA that turned out to be something else.
2001-10-09 02:36:26 PM  
Rpm: Here. Not exactly a confirmation.
2001-10-10 02:22:45 AM  
If you read about half way down the Miami Herald article, it says that the 3d person (the librarian) tested negative, so there's still only two cases. But check this out "Possible anthrax match found"/a>
2001-10-10 02:22:56 AM  
If you read about half way down the Miami Herald article, it says that the 3d person (the librarian) tested negative, so there's still only two cases. But check this out "Possible anthrax match found"
2001-10-10 05:10:08 AM  
Sorry about the double post.
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