Saturday, February 05, 2005
Proposition 200 Update and Bird Flu
Arizona passed Prop 200 which basically says, according to Bryanna Bevens at V-Dare:Now in Proposition 200 and Mexico's War on Arizona
...if you are not a citizen:
* You are not allowed to vote ANYMORE.
* You are not allowed to benefit from tax-paid, state services ANYMORE.
In a nutshell, if you are going to illegally enter the U.S., seek welfare benefits, put your kids in public school, commit a violent crime, demand a language other than English or vote in any election, I would not recommend you set your sights on Arizona……perhaps California?
I suspect that other states will propose their own "Prop 200" and that may get out the vote as much as bans on gay marriage did in 2004.
During a January 28 radio interview, Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez has threatened the State of Arizona with legal action through the international courts in order to overturn Proposition 200, a ballot initiative lawfully passed last fall to curb state expenditures on illegal aliens.Mover Mike
On February 1st, I wrote
Is Bird Flu on the Way Here?The NYT on February 5 in an Op-Ed When Influenza Takes Flight
The first confirmed case of bird flu being spread between people occurred in Thailand recently, when a woman caught it from her daughter.
IMAGINE this situation: A sudden outbreak of a little-understood disease in two European countries kills 41 of the 54 people it is known to have infected. In its wake it leaves 150 million chickens dead, some of them killed by the virus causing the outbreak, others slaughtered to stop its spread. At a zoo in one country, rare tigers suddenly begin dying from the disease. Reports from elsewhere in Europe say the virus, which is normally found only in chickens, is now also infecting pigs, cats and ducks.Mover Mike
Unfortunately, we don't need to imagine all this - it's happening right now in Asia. An outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza - commonly known as bird flu - has swept through Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam, killing humans, wiping out entire flocks of chickens and spreading fear.(emphasis added)