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(ABC News) NewsFlash Govenor Pataki's office attacked with anthrax   ( divider line
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2001-10-17 12:21:17 PM  
I need to see a doctor about this damn lump in my throat thats been there for a week.
2001-10-17 12:22:10 PM  
Toothbrush maybe?
2001-10-17 12:22:15 PM  
2001-10-17 12:23:42 PM  
Shat. I'd been holding out hope that it had been a bunch of Ted Kazynski types taking advantage of the situation. Not now. Damn.
2001-10-17 12:24:49 PM  
Whoa...hey Butthead, it's Anthrax!
2001-10-17 12:24:56 PM  
this whole thing is really starting to get on my nerves...I feel like droping Cluster nukes anywhere that aint flying Old Glory...YEAH! that means YOU Paris!
2001-10-17 12:26:27 PM  
The French surrender.
2001-10-17 12:26:57 PM  
Jph...who cares...we got nukes...Lets Use 'Em
2001-10-17 12:30:53 PM  
I think it is time for one big Thumparuski!! I got it. Lets kill every first born mail child of each household...Slim Pickins
2001-10-17 12:31:35 PM  
Can anyone say "Saddam Hussein"?
2001-10-17 12:32:11 PM  
ok who's up for climbing under the blankets in a big ass bombshelter about a mile underground till this crap blows over?
2001-10-17 12:33:13 PM  
hassen_ben......Too Jewish.

Work up a number six on em.
2001-10-17 12:33:24 PM  
Every Antrax letter that is sent is another nail in the coffin of our good friend saddam. Time to kill that piece of s**t
2001-10-17 12:33:38 PM

around 30 so far today in D.C. theyre probably closing house -and- senate
2001-10-17 12:33:56 PM  
I'm with you Hag. Fark it all..
2001-10-17 12:34:34 PM  
who cares?
2001-10-17 12:36:35 PM  
K is two seconds away from calling us all fascists with nothing to back it up other than some specious claims about the link between futurism and fascism.
2001-10-17 12:37:10 PM  
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2001-10-17 12:37:15 PM  
I'm moving to Antactica. Oh wait, the whole ozone layer thing...
2001-10-17 12:38:07 PM  
and for those of you who don't know

That's where they go a-riding into town ah thomping and thumping everything that moves within an inch of it's life, except the women-folk, of course.
2001-10-17 12:38:34 PM  
And it's one, two, three,
What are we fighting for ?
Don't ask me, I don't give a damn,
Next stop is Afghanistan;
And it's five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain't no time to wonder why,
Whoopee! we're all gonna die.

(with apologies to Country Joe & the Fish)
2001-10-17 12:40:35 PM  
My thoughts exactly Vandalbob
2001-10-17 12:40:56 PM  
Let's see, multiple tests, ONE of which comes back positive. What's the rate for false positives on these tests?
2001-10-17 12:41:21 PM  
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2001-10-17 12:41:37 PM  
Hahaha a number 6
2001-10-17 12:42:34 PM  
I love the smell of nuclear winter in the morning.
2001-10-17 12:43:03 PM  
You spare the womenfolk?
2001-10-17 12:44:34 PM  
Naw we rape the shiat out of them at the number 6 dance, later on

(and don't shoot me for that one, it's just the line from teh movie)
2001-10-17 12:45:34 PM  
Rpm: Scary
2001-10-17 12:47:04 PM  
Great tag, Jonny.
2001-10-17 12:47:45 PM  
Rpm, one of the problems with the tests is the fact that the anthrax bacteria (like many others) can enter a dormant state (when outside a host) that will not be detected by most tests. That's just making it more difficult to sort out false positives.
2001-10-17 12:50:05 PM  
I love the smell of teamwork in the afternoon BlackVamp
2001-10-17 12:50:06 PM  
I'm a federal employee and just recently applied to increase my life insurance benefits, claiming that the events in the last month-plus were enough of a life change to warrant allowing a change. HR didn't agree, but I'm appealing.
2001-10-17 12:51:33 PM  
I'm waiting for Gulliani to get hit with Anthrax because then you know he will drop everything and go over there and kick some ass personally
2001-10-17 12:53:28 PM  
well there goes the "vast right wing conspiracy" theory
2001-10-17 12:54:32 PM  
Let's think about this. It could have come from 4 different sources:
1) Within the U.S. - a mole within a chemical weapons lab or a disgruntled employee.
2) Iraq who then turned it over to Al Qaeda.
3) Iraq who has their own operatives taking advantage of the 9-11-01 attacks to do what he called for ten years ago.
4) Former Soviet Union - they still can't find 5 suitcase nukes, what are a few canisters of anthrax. This one would probably would be linked to Al Qaeda too.
2001-10-17 12:56:41 PM  
My vote goes for #2 or more likely #3. We should level every baby milk facility in Iraq.
2001-10-17 12:56:55 PM  
I found a solution even K's can live with. We need to get Al Qiada smoking pot. Then they can come over to my house an watch Hogan's Heros with me instead of blowing up Shiat and mailing germs.
2001-10-17 12:56:56 PM  
Jabbo That depends on the mechanism of the test. If it's a mAb test or DNA test, that dormancy doesn't mean anything.
2001-10-17 12:58:39 PM  
Hassen, pot is *totally* the answer
2001-10-17 12:59:10 PM  
Bildo, are suitcase Nukes real? I've heard about them, but I've never seen anything in the news about them... It would probably cause to much of a panic..
2001-10-17 12:59:24 PM  
eli, nah, this time i didn't even bother reading the article. somehow, i just don't care. but if you really want me to call america a fascist state, i don't mind :)
evidence to substantiate that? there's plenty, but -believe it or not (well, even i find it hard to believe) - i've got other things to do. some other time, on some other thread.
2001-10-17 01:04:33 PM  
This is all a big distraction for what's coming up shortly.
2001-10-17 01:05:12 PM  
Technically, since we're at war with the terrorists, I would think that any idiot who makes a false anthrax claim or any fundamentalist that mails powder to an abortion clinic could be charged with treason. They're basically helping the terrorists for their own agenda. I bet the false mailings would slow down considerably if the government started threatening to charge these morons with treason.
2001-10-17 01:06:13 PM  
Yes, Opus, there is a suitcase nuke. It's about the size of that real large Samsonite.
2001-10-17 01:06:37 PM  
Yikes Fb-

You mean the malls on Halloween?
2001-10-17 01:08:34 PM  
It could have come from hundreds of sources. A few hundred universities in the US experiment with anthrax.
2001-10-17 01:09:35 PM  
I could declare my self the Grand Master Flash of all stoner Extremist Shiats and order them to pratice rolling joints with chop stick until they got it wright. That should keep them out of trouble for a while.
2001-10-17 01:09:54 PM  
Instead of pot, lets get them all playing counter-strike. We'll never hear from any of them again - it's video game equivelent of crack cocaine.
2001-10-17 01:12:59 PM  
Fatron: That would only help if the people sending the anthrax are "kaszinski-like" people that are taking advantage of 9/11 to wreak havoc. If these anthrax attacks are being planned out by Al Qaeda terrorist members, then they won't give a flying fark about us calling it treason. I think we are handling the anthrax cases in the best way possible - urging people to be cautious and giving exposed people immediate treatment. Sure there will be false alarms as people become extra-cautious, but that's far better than the alternative.
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