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Pandemic or Factory Farm Fiasco?

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Authorities now claim there is not one case of swine flu amongst the local pigs, yet earlier reports claim that up to a third of the pigs were previously 'culled', as well as a large number in nearby towns, all due to swine flu infection.

The pig farm, while American owned, was able to (due to NAFTA, I guess) operate under the lowered environmental and health standards of Mexico, and was of an immense size that would never be allowed in the US.

World Bank comes forward and offers a cash cow to Mexico.


Based on these news reports and personal blogs and blog comments from people who live in Mexico, in the regions involved, whose families have been dealing with this new flu, and on the confusing information being released by news agencies in the US and abroad, I'd like to suggest a possible scenario.  It is hypothetical, and afterwards I'll ask what I believe to be important questions to ask for people such as myself, who have a hard time buying, much less being able to piece together a believable story from our MSM outlets.

Suppose that the US took advantage of lax Mexican environmental and health standards (and working conditions and pay), and opened a mega-pig farm in a small town in Mexico.  Instead of properly dealing with waste like they'd be forced to do in the US, they created 3 huge oxidation lakes of pig urine and feces, and did nothing to keep the leaching poisonous combo of feces, toxins and whatever chemical, pharmaceutical (including vaccinations) and biological waste from entering the local groundwater. 

Eventually, people start dropping like flies, but everything is kept hush-hush.  People are quietly vaccinated, fumigated, the vector of flies is fumigated as well as the pig farm, pigs are vaccinated, and those presenting with Swine flu are culled.  Problem solved.  Until a Canadian is proven to have contracted Swine flu in Mexico.

Then suddenly the previous respiratory illnesses and deaths are acknowleged- as a new and terrifying superbug scare that will kill Millions worldwide.  Nobody thinks about the obvious source of the initial outbreak because now the whole world is worried about the scary new PANDEMIC.  Pharmaceutical companies scramble to take advantage of fear, and suddenly the huge Tamiflus that were gathering dust are now in high demand.

Pandemic never happens, Tamiflu finally gets used/paid for,  people shift focus from all the bad stuff our government's doing, and eventually things go back to normal until the next 9/11, Anthrax, WOMD, Pandemic.  And everybody forgets that there was an environmental disaster that caused it all- namely a super-farm the US owned in Mexico.

This is the opinion I'm following right now, but it's not rigid.


Here are the questions I'd like answered:

Why were 500 people who had respiratory disease ignored in La Gloria between December and the announcement of the outbreak?

Why did Mexican authorities blame the local pig farm for the illnesses until the US called it a Pandemic, at which point they backtracked?

If there are only 2 facilities worldwide that can test for this 'new' flu, how many cases have actually been tested and verified, rather than just 'confirmed'? 

Why did the World Bank so quickly offer such a huge amount of funding- funding that is off the scale for the crisis at hand?  What does the World Bank want in return? 

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