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"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard." — Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956)

Friday, October 14, 2005

How to build your own

Charles Krauthammer spells out the risks as our scientists race against the clock to figure out "bird flu" before it mutates into a more contagious form:

Why try to steal loose nukes in Russia? A nuke can only destroy a city. The flu virus, properly evolved, is potentially a destroyer of civilizations.

We might have just given it to our enemies.

Have a nice day.

What would the world be like, if a tenth or more of mankind died in only a few months? Krauthammer is probably right: It would be a destroyer of civilizations. We rely so much on buying the necessities of life from other people who know how to produce them that few of us could do without the market-driven network that supplies us. If a pandemic flu occurs, we can only hope that the networks don't collapse.


Blogger cc said...

Wow. This is frightening...

October 15, 2005 6:18 PM  

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