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Wilma surprised everybody when it was still a Cat 3 as it churned from the Gulf through to Florida’s Atlantic Coast. The power is still out for over 3/4 of the millions of residents of Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties and may not return for four weeks! (err… possibly not until Easter if you’re Dave Barry)
The Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel — despite hampered operations as a result of the storm — has great coverage of this catastrophe – which seems to have been very poorly covered by national media as a result of apparent disaster-fatigue (not to worry – the Bush boys finally made a visit yesterday).
In 1997, Donald Rumsfeld was appointed chairman of Gilead Sciences, Inc. Dr. Joseph Mercola [link] reports, Gilead Sciences owns the intellectual rights to Tamil Flu and stands to profit as a result of the bird flu scare.
Jay Gordon explains in Huffington Post that this medicine would be worthless in the event of an epidemic.
Right up there with Cheney and Halliburton, says the beardedoleguy.
BREAKING: Tamil Flu moves to “foil hoarding” ? WaPo
“Let’s move on,” said Republican Sen. Trent Lott of Mississippi. “In a month, who will remember the name Harriet Miers?” … We’ll all be too drunk celebrating the rebuilding of your waterfront porch on the MS gulf.