Parenting Tip #1479: Don't Let Your Daughter Go To Prom Dressed In A Confederate Flag Dress

Monday, May 25, 2009 Posted by Shattered Paradigm

It is prom season again, and based on what some girls are wearing to the prom, it is clear that a lot of parents are simply not paying attention.

We have seen a number of REALLY disturbing dresses this year, but the one to the left is perhaps the most bizarre.

One teen is suing a Kentucky school district for banning her from the prom for wearing a red dress styled as a large Confederate flag.

School officials would not let Jacqueline Duty into Russell High School’s May 1st prom for wearing the dress.

You can read the rest of the story here.....

So please, parents, pay attention to what your kids are wearing.

Is The Swine Flu Still A Huge Threat To Your Family?

Thursday, May 07, 2009 Posted by Shattered Paradigm

The news cycle has moved forward, and most mainstream media outlets are no longer paying much attention to the swine flu, but is the swine flu outbreak a larger threat than ever?

On Thursday, the World Health Organization said that up to 2 billion people could become infected by the swine flu if the current outbreak turns into a pandemic.

WHO flu chief Keiji Fukuda startled the world media when he told them this: "If we do move into a would be a reasonable estimate to say perhaps a third of the world’s population would get infected with this virus."

That is a whole lot of people.

But is there any evidence that this current outbreak could become a pandemic?

Well, the WHO has officially reported 2371 cases of the swine flu now in 24 countries. Mexico alone has confirmed 1112 human cases, and 42 deaths have been officially attributed to the swine flu.

That is a mortality rate of almost 4 percent in Mexico.

If you start projecting that type of mortality rate worldwide in a pandemic scenario, things start getting really frightening.

While the mainstream media and most of the American public has gotten very bored with the swine flu story, the reality is that things could still get really bad.

One individual on a forum that we like to visit has even made charts that show that swine flu cases are growing at an exponential rate, and that if this rate continues then things will get really, really bad. You can see his latest post on this and his charts right here:

So before we jump to conclusions too soon about the swine flu, perhaps we should admit that maybe we just don't have a complete picture of this outbreak just yet.

A confidential internal document out of Texas that reveals that authorities believe that there are 10 to 25 times as many actual swine flu cases as is being officially reported has gone absolutely viral on the Internet.

Dr. Marcus Gitterle, a doctor from New Braunfels, Texas, sent out an internal alert that was not meant to be seen by the public. The words that he penned in that internal alert should chill us all.

Gitterle explained in his internal memo that "what we are hearing privately from the CDC and Health Department is different from what you are hearing in the media."

It is hard to actually describe how dire Dr. Gitterle makes the situation sound in his memo. The following are some of the most shocking quotes from Dr. Gitterle in the document.....

"There are 10-25 times more actual cases (not possible cases -- actual), than what is being reported in the media."

"The way they fudge on reporting this is that it takes 3 days to get the confirmatory nod from the CDC on a given viral culture, but based on epidemiological grounds, we know that there are more than 10 cases for each “confirmed” case right now."

“ER’s south of here are becoming overwhelmed — and I mean that — already. It is coming in waves, but the waves are getting bigger.”

“Since it is such a novel (new) virus, there is no “herd immunity,” so the “attack rate” is very high. This is the percentage of people who come down with a virus if exposed. Almost everyone who is exposed to this virus will become infected, though not all will be symptomatic. That is much higher than seasonal flu, which averages 10-15%. The “clinical attack rate” estimation from CDC and WHO may be around 40-50%. This is the number of people who show symptoms. This is a huge number. It is hard to convey the seriousness of this to those outside of the medical fields.”

You can see an actual copy of this internal memo here:

If what Dr. Gitterle wrote is true, then the seriousness of this swine flu crisis is far beyond what most of us have been imagining.

Not only is this increasingly starting to look like a pandemic, but also some analysts are now asking whether this strain of the swine flu was man-made.

Indonesian Heath Minister Siti Fadilah Supari has publicly stated that the swine flu virus could have been man-made.

Dr. Sherry Tenpenny has an excellent article out regarding the suspicious circumstances regarding the suspicious nature and appearance of this disease.

In addition, Dr. Leonard Horowitz is not only arguing that the swine flu virus was definitely man-made, but he is also naming specific doctors and organizations that he believes are possibly involved. Just check out this stunning YouTube report:

Whether this swine flu is man-made or not, the reality is that it is spreading quickly.

There are also now frightening indications that the swine flu outbreak is much worse than the mainstream media is telling us. Multiple eyewitness reports out of Mexico confirm that the real death toll there is far higher than the limited number of confirmed deaths that are being reported internationally.

Comments from Mexican eyewitnesses on a BBC News website tell of a much bleaker situation in Mexico than we have been told in the mainstream media. These chilling reports should put a chill up your spine.....

*Antonio Chavez, a medical doctor from Mexico City:

I’m a specialist doctor in respiratory diseases and intensive care at the Mexican National Institute of Health. There is a severe emergency over the swine flu here. More and more patients are being admitted to the intensive care unit. Despite the heroic efforts of all staff (doctors, nurses, specialists, etc) patients continue to inevitably die. The truth is that anti-viral treatments and vaccines are not expected to have any effect, even at high doses. It is a great fear among the staff. The infection risk is very high among the doctors and health staff.
There is a sense of chaos in the other hospitals and we do not know what to do. Staff are starting to leave and many are opting to retire or apply for holidays. The truth is that mortality is even higher than what is being reported by the authorities, at least in the hospital where I work it. It is killing three to four patients daily, and it has been going on for more than three weeks. It is a shame and there is great fear here. Increasingly younger patients aged 20 to 30 years are dying before our helpless eyes and there is great sadness among health professionals here.

*Alvaro Ricardez, Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, Mexico:

In the capital of my state, Oaxaca, there is a hospital closed because of a death related to the porcine influenza. In the papers they recognise only two people dead for that cause. Many friends working in hospitals or related fields say that the situation is really bad, they are talking about 19 people dead in Oaxaca, including a doctor and a nurse. They say they got shots but they were told not to talk about the real situation. Our authorities say nothing. Life goes on as usual here.
*Migdalia Cruz, Phoenix, Arizona:

I have a sister-in-law from San Luis Potosi state in Mexico and we were told that in San Luis Potosi there have been at least 78 deaths, just in that city alone, not 68 in all of Mexico, as is being reported. Schools have been closed until 6 May in this state and in other areas in Mexico. Also, many public venues are being closed, so this makes it more deadly and dangerous than has been stated.
*Yeny Gregorio Dávila, Mexico City:

I work as a resident doctor in one of the biggest hospitals in Mexico City and sadly, the situation is far from “under control”. As a doctor, I realise that the media does not report the truth. Authorities distributed vaccines among all the medical personnel with no results, because two of my partners who worked in this hospital (interns) were killed by this new virus in less than six days even though they were vaccinated as all of us were. The official number of deaths is 20, nevertheless, the true number of victims are more than 200. I understand that we must avoid to panic, but telling the truth it might be better now to prevent and avoid more deaths.

Hopefully reports like this will get out there and will make people realize how serious this all could become.

Reports of new swine flu outbreaks are coming in almost constantly now and the World Health Organization recently raised the threat level from a Level 4 Global Outbreak to a Level 5, which has never been done before. Meanwhile, scientists are completely puzzled how such a powerful strain that combines elements of swine flu, bird flu and human flu could have appeared seemingly out of nowhere.

So is this going to be the big one?

Is this the one that is going to kill millions of people?

It still may be too early to tell.

But one thing that we do need to realize is that this "swine flu" is not just run of the mill swine flu. It contains elements of the following.....

*Avian flu
*Human flu
*European swine flu
*Asian swine flu

Now how in the world did an incredibly strong combination of these viruses appear seemingly out of nowhere?

Scientists are baffled.

If only a few hundred people end up dying from this swine flu that is not that big of a deal. Hundreds of people die from many different causes every day.

But if this disease starts sweeping the globe and thousands of people start dying, then that could indicate that this IS the big one.

The reality is that we have been warning on another of our blogs of a coming flu plague for quite some time.

What is even more disturbing is the possibility that this new flu may be engineered. We recently reported on the unlabeled bird flu/human flu mixture that Baxter International "accidentally" sent out to other labs.

Why would our scientists mix these dangerous viruses together so recklessly? The CDC was mixing human flu and bird flu together as far back as 2004. This is incredibly dangerous to do. One mistake and a pandemic virus can be released that could kill millions of people.

So how many people will this "swine flu" virus kill?

Is this going to become a massive pandemic that bring the world to a standstill?

So what should we all think about this?

The truth is that it is still way too soon to draw any firm conclusions. It will be important for all of us to stay tuned to the news over the next few days so that we can determine how to keep our families safe. However, the fact that the World Health Organization has raised the global pandemic alert level to Level 5 is certainly not a good sign.

If what Dr. Gitterle says is true, and 40-50% of those exposed to this flu come down with it, then we could be facing a pandemic of staggering proportions.

Just think about this.....if 100 million people worldwide end up contracting this flu, and if only 3% of them die from it, then that would still be 3 million dead people.

But most Americans do not seem too concerned about this outbreak. In fact, most of them are making absolutely no preparations. Most of them think that the danger has passed and that they no longer need to be concerned about it.

In light of all of this information, hopefully you will not make the same mistake. Do what you need to do to prepare yourself and your family for what is ahead.

One of the most important things that you can do to prepare is to get right with God. If you have sin in your life then this is a great time to repent of that sin and to turn to the Lord and ask Him to help you and your family get through this crisis safely.

Even if this is not the "big one", the truth is that the next deadly pandemic could strike at any time. Instead of causing us fear, the reality of the situation should give us a sober determination to prepare and to get closer to God.