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  • Michael Osterholm Quotes:

    “What we need to be doing now is the basic planning of how we get our communities through 12 to 18 months of a pandemic.”

    “Ninety-five out of 100 will live. But with the nation in crisis, will we have food and water? Are we going to have police and security? Will people come to work at all?”

    “It's the perfect setup. Then you put air travel in and it could be around the world overnight.”

    “We can predict now 12 to 18 months of stress of watching loved ones die, of wondering if you are going to have food on the table the next day. Those are all things that are going to mean that we are going to have to plan -- unlike any other crisis that we have had in literally the last 80-some years in this country.”

  • US Health and Human Services

    Secretary Michael Leavitt

    "If there is one message on pandemic preparedness that I could leave today that you would remember, it would be this:

    Any community that fails to prepare with the expectation that the federal government or for that matter the state government will be able to step forward and come to their rescue at the final hour will be tragically wrong,

    not because government will lack a will, not because we lack a collective wallet, but because there is no way that you can respond to every hometown in America at the same time."
  • Joseph C. Napoli, MD of Resiliency LLC

    "I think a new meaning is evolving for resiliency and resilience.

    In some contexts the words are being used to mean the strength to resist being impacted by an adverse event rather than either the “capacity to rebound” or “act of rebounding” from adversity.

    Therefore, resiliency and resilience appear to be assuming the meaning of fortitude, that is, “the strength or firmness of mind that enables a person to encounter danger with coolness and courage or to bear pain or adversity without despondency” as defined in the Webster’s Third New International Dictionary.

    If so, we are coming full circle with science accepting a religious moral virtue – fortitude – as written in the Bible’s Book of Wisdom"




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    John Piper
    Jonathan Edwards
    Reformation
    Pink-Saving Faith
    Pink-Christian Ethics

    "Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves"
    (2 Corinthians 13:5).

    Why Faith Groups Must Care

    When the Darkness Will Not Lift by John Piper

    Stand

    Be Not Afraid
    Overcoming the fear of Death
    by Johann Christoph Arnold







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  • Definitions

    from Wikipedia



    Pandemic Influenza


    An influenza pandemic is an epidemic of the influenza virus that spreads on a worldwide scale and infects a large proportion of the human population.

    In contrast to the regular seasonal epidemics of influenza, these pandemics occur irregularly, with the 1918 Spanish flu the most serious pandemic in recent history.

    Pandemics can cause high levels of mortality, with the Spanish influenza being responsible for the deaths of over 50 million people.

    There have been about 3 influenza pandemics in each century for the last 300 years. The most recent ones were the Asian Flu in 1957 and the Hong Kong Flu in 1968.



    Seasonal Influenza


    Flu season is the portion of the year in which there is a regular outbreak in flu cases.

    It occurs during the cold half of the year in each hemisphere.

    Flu activity can sometimes be predicted and even tracked geographically. While the beginning of major flu activity in each season varies by location, in any specific location these minor epidemics usually take about 3 weeks to peak and another 3 weeks to significantly diminish.

    Individual cases of the flu however, usually only last a few days. In some countries such as Japan and China, infected persons sometimes wear a surgical mask out of respect for others.



    Avian (Bird) Flu
    Avian influenza,

    sometimes Avian flu, and commonly Bird flu refers to "influenza caused by viruses adapted to birds."


    "Bird flu" is a phrase similar to "Swine flu", "Dog flu", "Horse flu", or "Human flu" in that it refers to an illness caused by any of many different strains of influenza viruses that have adapted to a specific host.

    All known viruses that cause influenza in birds belong to the species: Influenza A virus.

    All subtypes (but not all strains of all subtypes) of Influenza A virus are adapted to birds, which is why for many purposes avian flu virus is the Influenza A virus (note that the "A" does not stand for "avian").
    Adaptation is non-exclusive.

    Being adapted towards a particular species does not preclude adaptations, or partial adaptations, towards infecting different species.

    In this way strains of influenza viruses are adapted to multiple species, though may be preferential towards a particular host.

    For example, viruses responsible for influenza pandemics are adapted to both humans and birds.

    Recent influenza research into the genes of the Spanish Flu virus shows it to have genes adapted to both birds and humans; with more of its genes from birds than less deadly later pandemic strains.

    H5N1 Strain


    Influenza A virus subtype H5N1, also known as A(H5N1) or simply H5N1, is a subtype of the Influenza A virus which can cause illness in humans and many other animal species.

    A bird-adapted strain of H5N1, called HPAI A(H5N1) for "highly pathogenic avian influenza virus of type A of subtype H5N1", is the causative agent of H5N1 flu, commonly known as "avian influenza" or "bird flu".

    It is enzootic in many bird populations, especially in Southeast Asia. One strain of HPAI A(H5N1) is spreading globally after first appearing in Asia.

    It is epizootic (an epidemic in nonhumans) and panzootic (affecting animals of many species, especially over a wide area), killing tens of millions of birds and spurring the culling of hundreds of millions of others to stem its spread.

    Most references to "bird flu" and H5N1 in the popular media refer to this strain.



    As of the July 25, 2008 FAO Avian Influenza Disease Emergency Situation Update, H5N1 pathogenicity is continuing to gradually rise in wild birds in endemic areas but the avian influenza disease situation in farmed birds is being held in check by vaccination.

    Eleven outbreaks of H5N1 were reported worldwide in June 2008 in five countries (China, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan and Vietnam) compared to 65 outbreaks in June 2006 and 55 in June 2007.

    The "global HPAI situation can be said to have improved markedly in the first half of 2008 [but] cases of HPAI are still underestimated and underreported in many countries because of limitations in country disease surveillance systems".





    Pandemic Severity Index


    The Pandemic Severity Index (PSI) is a proposed classification scale for reporting the severity of influenza pandemics in the United States.

    The PSI was accompanied by a set of guidelines intended to help communicate appropriate actions for communities to follow in potential pandemic situations. [1]

    Released by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on February 1, 2007, the PSI was designed to resemble the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale





    From the Massachusetts Health and Human Services



    Isolation


    refers to separating people who are ill from other people to prevent the spread of a communicable disease.



    Quarantine


    refers to separating and restricting the movement of people who have been exposed to a communicable disease and are not yet ill.
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Message to Laodicea

Posted by preparedcitizens on December 26, 2008

(NASB) Revelation 3:14-21

"To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God, says this: I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. ‘So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.

‘Because you say, "I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing," and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see.

Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent.

‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.

‘He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.

‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’"

 

Jesus Christ tells us that the time that He is referring to will be characterized by the church whose deeds are neither hot nor cold….and that *church* will be spit out of His mouth.

The time will be characterized by a church who says it is rich, wealthy, and in need of nothing. But yet it is wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked.

Our Lord Jesus Christ’s advice to us is that we buy gold refined by fire so that we can become rich. Rich in what? Rich in the knowledge that we need Him. Buy white garments so that we may cover our nakedness. What nakedness? We are not clothed in His righteousness. (Adam and Eve became naked when they ate the fruit of the tree – they became “worldly”.), And eye salve so that we may see. See what? His truth. the truth of the Amen, the faithful and true Witness.

Are we this church?

The seven letters to the seven churches has many applications. These were actual churches that existed at the time of that these letters were written. I believe that the purpose of the letters are that they address the heart state that each Christian has the potential to have, possibly at the same time or throughout our sanctification.

Each one of those churches could also depict periods of time in church history from Pentecost on through our Lord’s return. If you will allow, this is the gap between Daniel’s 69th and 70th week. The church age. The 70th week is coming. The Laodicean church is the Christian church in existence just prior to Daniel’s 70th week.

If we do not fear being Laodicean as a heart state and in the body of Christ today we may very well *be* in danger of being spit out of our Lord’s mouth. What does that mean? Hot water, as in a drink of hot tea is a pleasant beverage. Cold water is refreshing. Lukewarm water is good for nothing.

Can we pour out so loving as to not being pleasing to our Lord? Can we be immoderately *in* love with the world that we make allowances for evil? What were the warnings that our Lord gave to each of the churches? The warning to the Laodicean church is clear. We are in need of gold refined by fire. White garments because we have become naked. And eye salve so that we can see. When did we become impure, naked, and blind?

The book ‘Colossians’ references Laodicea. I believe the warning is to us today to not water down the message of the Gospel. How is the Gospel watered down? We forget to be like the Bereans and search out false teaching and stand firmly against it.

Colossians 2:8 “See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.”

If Jesus Christ and His glory is not the complete and utter focus of all that the church does we are in danger of being spit out of His mouth. Even focusing on our own humility is an affront to Him, we are to be dead to this life. That is the gold. That is the white garments, that is the eye salve. We are nothing, our lives are about His truth. But this truth, His truth and all that He said, lived and died for, must not be compromised in any way. We are to not lie to one another. Is to deny the truth by approving of something against God, a lie? I believe that it is.

 

We are told to “put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices, and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him– a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all.

So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.  ~Colossians 3:12-17

Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.”

Do I bear malice toward Rick Warren for not taking an opportunity to walk away from that which is evil, the promotion of abortion in all of its forms (including partial birth, and post-birth) which is President elect Obama’s policy statement, no I do not.

I pray that God is glorified.

There is a warning to all of us. I include myself in this because I take the Word of God very seriously and I believe His admonitions to be both truthful and crucial to our lives today.

We are to admonish one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual psalms…which *is* thankfulness to God from our heart. His Word is true.

So I will end with this:

“Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, To practice deeds of wickedness With men who do iniquity; And do not let me eat of their delicacies.” ~Psalm 141:4

and

“For the choir director. A Psalm of David.

Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint; Preserve my life from dread of the enemy. Hide me from the secret counsel of evildoers, from the tumult of those who do iniquity, who have sharpened their tongue like a sword.

They aimed bitter speech as their arrow, to shoot from concealment at the blameless; suddenly they shoot at him, and do not fear.

They hold fast to themselves an evil purpose; they talk of laying snares secretly; they say, "Who can see them?"

They devise injustices, saying, "We are ready with a well-conceived plot"; for the inward thought and the heart of a man are deep.

But God will shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly they will be wounded. So they will make him stumble; their own tongue is against them; all who see them will shake the head.

Then all men will fear, and they will declare the work of God, and will consider what He has done.

The righteous man will be glad in the LORD and will take refuge in Him; and all the upright in heart will glory.”  ~Psalm 64:2-10

God is all-knowing, all powerful, He is a spirit and alive. He is personal, righteous, holy, just, all-knowing, alive, infinite, eternal, omnipotent, immutable, truthful, faithful, compassionate, patient, a provider, a grace giver, and He loves us.

He also rejects sin.

Should we not do the same in order to bring glory to Him? I believe so.

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever.” ~Psalm 111:10

I fear Him, do you?

 

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Myths, Rumors, Outright Lies, and Some Truths Sprinkled In

Posted by preparedcitizens on November 17, 2008

I have spent the better part of the last three years studying pandemics, the H5N1 virus, infectious diseases, vaccines, online and offline as well. I am far from being an “expert”. I do know enough to not buy into some of the stuff being spread by people who always seem to be asking for donations. Ok, donations aren’t always bad when the money is spent wisely.  On some of these websites I just picture the author

laughing all the way to the bank.

I didn’t want to rely on the internet alone as a source of information because, well, it is the internet and anyone can say anything. It’s a new method of communication and relying on collaborative efforts could mean that we are collectively wrong.

Lately I have been reading a lot of myths and outright hyped fearmongering about influenza, H5N1, and “deliberate” pandemics. Pandemics happen and they have for centuries. Even if deliberately started, which I am not conceding by any stretch of the imagination, but even if – my response does not change. How I act responsibly would not change.

That’s what I do, and I think that it works for me.

I cut to the chase of what this all means to me, my family, my neighborhood, my town and how I, personally, can be of service to them in the difficult days ahead.

I am not in service to my government since I am not employed by it. I have not taken any oaths to uphold the government, but neither am I an anarchist. I believe that we get the government that we deserve. I truly do try to think every day “what would Jesus do” and then I try to do it.

The Roman Empire during the time that Jesus lived was a brutal government. We have some way to go. In some ways, it was because of the Roman Empire that the Gospel got its start, not in spite of it. God’s desire and purpose is never thwarted by anything man can and will do. In season and out of season, God’s will will be done.

In all of the New Testament I do not recall a single verse where Jesus spoke against the rulers of His day. He did speak against what rules our hearts when we are at enmity with God. “Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the thing that are God’s”.

While rendering unto Caesar, we work within Caesar’s system in order to influence that system. We are citizens within that system and have the freedom, right and responsibility to try to influence our lawmakers and leaders. We live in a representative democratic republic, which is not the same as an absolute democracy. The people do not rule. In a representative republic, a certain body of electorate – the people – is represented by those we elect. These representatives are responsible to us.

This makes the days ahead very local to me. My local representative needs to understand my needs, my families needs, my towns needs, and he needs to represent our needs to the rest of the government.

I am an American citizen whose primary focus is on the health and well being of others. I can control what I do and my response to what the world throws at me. I can control how I respond to people who want to stir up feelings and emotions causing us to act without reason and responsibility.

It is not that I am in denial of the very precarious place we find ourselves, or the times that we are living in, I know full well most of the implications. I have actively sought to see the black swans amongst the white ones.

We are to be “wise as serpents, and harmless as doves”.

I hear what people are saying and I hear the fear that they have. I just don’t share in it, but neither do I want to promote it. When I read websites that are promoting fear, angst, rebellion, and when they seem to be twisting words, I ask how this person could possibly know that what they are saying is true.

Could what they are saying be true, I suppose they could get a few things right but probably not all. And the sheer number of websites popping up after all this time of relative silence simply because more people are now paying attention tells me something. Making a name for yourself so you can make a quick buck in these economic times at the expense of others is shameful.

Learn to discern and rightly divide the truth.

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Happy Birthday Martin Luther

Posted by preparedcitizens on November 11, 2008

Compelled to Defiance, Martin Luther understood by faith what it means to be a “Christian”, a Christ follower.

The time that we live in demands of us spiritual preparedness. I believe that Martin Luther would have stood firm for that preparedness.

The path of a Christian is not one of prosperity or ease, it is one that marked with sacrifice, service, and the realization that nothing, nothing, is more powerful or more important that the truth that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, God Himself as only the living Trinity can reveal to us by grace.

And the gates of hell will not prevail against this truth.

Martin Luther understood that the upheaval of his time and all the efforts of the great thinkers of his day are in vain when they oppose God.

Martin Luther understood that spiritual domination by anything or anyone other than God himself, through His son Jesus Christ and the personal relationship that we can have with the Godhead through faith, is the spirit of antichrist by definition. Martin Luther knew that faith in a church, faith in a pope, or a hierarchy – or any other man made thing, was and is today a way of eternal death.

God doesn’t need our money, our institutions, our UN, our WHO, our government, our help, in order to fulfill His promises. His promises will be fulfilled no matter what. Our works are dead unless they are deeds done from faith and the blessing is to us, not God. We are blessed by our own obedience through faith and our service to God strengthens us, not Him.

Martin Luther thought that “indulgences are most pernicious because they induce complacency and hereby imperil salvation”.

Indulgences in the Roman Catholic sense are the release from punishment for sin. In Martin Luther’s day these were sold by the Catholic Church. A practice that continues to this day.

Today the even bigger issue that looms is the spirit of antichrist that is alive in the world. And it is this that breeds indulgences of all types, churched and unchurched.

Making allowances for sin has become the vogue. It is no wonder people are confused. And confusion does not come from God.

If Martin Luther were alive today, I suppose that he would be speaking about much the same thing, indulgences. I think that he may also be addressing more broadly the spirit of antichrist which is at the heart of all indulgence and excess. 

The spirit of antichrist is accepted and taken on in our hearts when we worship and find hope in man, or a man. The spirit of antichrist is alive when we embrace other gospels. The true “Good News” is only found in the Bible. The spirit of antichrist is very much alive in this world today and in due time God will allow the man of lawlessness, the final antichrist, to be revealed.

The spirit of antichrist is in all who reject Jesus Christ. This is true by definition – anti-christ. There is only one way to be indwelt by the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ, and that is through faith that He is the Son of God, which is silliness and anti-intellectual to all who do not know Him. It saddens me to get to know people of great intellect who cannot see, understand, or embrace, the simplest of truths. They are haughty and boastful, assured of their intellect. They heart of pride.

I see the foolhardiness of those who thing their great intellect amounts to anything more that hole in the snow. I do not boast about having a great intellect, I do boast in the Glory of God. Ask yourself why.

The spirit of antichrist comes also from within the church but not the body of Christ that is the true Church. It comes from those who claim the name of Jesus Christ but are truly not His. They say that they are Christ followers but they do not believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and fully God. They may say that they pray to Jesus, they may say that they are “saved”, even Satan believes in Jesus Christ. Believing that Jesus lived and breathed is not saving faith.

Praying to the historical Jesus is not a prayer of faith. Allowing yourself to be a mocker of all that is Holy is not evidence of saving faith. It is evidence of all that is anti Christ.

I pray for all who believe that they are His and are not. They are deceiving themselves and that is a very sorry place to be. They are self assured and are tragically wrong.

see “Romans Road to Salvation

There will be wrath…

God’s Wrath on Unrighteousness

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator,who  is blessed forever! Amen.

For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.

And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.  They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God’s decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.

Do you want to have a bebased mind? Do you care that you are filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice, envy, strife, deceit, and maliciousness. Do you care that you are a gossip, slanderer, hater of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, an inventor of evil, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless?

to reiterate…

“Though they know God’s decree that those who practice such things deserve to die they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them”.

“And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done”.

Salvation is possible for all, God desires all to be saved, and by the grace of God we can be saved.

Like Judas Iscariot who healed and cast out demons, they will be able to show all power, signs and lying wonders in order to deceive for their own gain. They will enslave and destroy but like Hitler, Genghis Kahn, Nero, Stalin, they do so with deception. Do not be deceived.

What the world is looking for is anyone who will lift the world out of its misery.

"What we want is a man of sufficient stature to hold the allegiance of all people, to lift us out of the economic morass into which we are sinking. Send us such a man, and whether he be god or devil, we will receive him".

~Paul Henri Spaak of Belgium, (25 January 1899 – 31 July 1972) was a Belgian Socialist politician and statesman. He was one of the organizational leaders of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications

Martin Luther did a very loving thing when he stood up and stood firm.

So in honor of his birthday…

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There will be a time…

when strong delusion will come. We are in a time of increasing lawlessness and falling away.

Care about what will happen to you and your loved ones when the restrainer is taken away.

Care about a time when the Gospel will no longer be able to be preached throughout the world. We do not know when that time will come – today, tomorrow?

2 Thessalonians 2

The Man of Lawlessness

Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers, not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.

Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.

Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things?

And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming.

The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Stand Firm

But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth. To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter.

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.

Do Not Be Deceived

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Posts from around flublogia and an explanation

Posted by preparedcitizens on September 22, 2008

SophiaZoe at A Pandemic Chronicle has always written posts worth reading. She always provides food for thought. The service sector during a pandemic is one of those posts. She also posted a link to an online book at Project Gutenberg written by Daniel DeFoe “A Journal of the Plague Year, written by a citizen who continued all the while in London”. The link is at the bottom of her post. Great post SZ!

FLA_MEDIC is also keeping us up to date with the news at Avian Flu Diary.

_________________________the explanation___________________________

As I was becoming more familiar with this threat and with the information that is on the net I kept wondering if this pandemic had started yet. Read the rest of this entry »

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