--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, off_world_beings 
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
> wrote:
> >
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, off_world_beings 
> > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > >
> > >  This is not the chicken little
> > > > yk2 shit.  The agreement amongst scientist that this is the 
> > > > greatest danger humanity has ever faced is universal>>>
> > > 
> > > Not true. This is typical mis-quoting. Scientists have said 
that 
> it 
> > > COULD pose the greatest threat, IF it mutates,and then only IF 
> it is
> > > a strain that is effortlessly and easily spread from human to 
> > > human, and IF it is deadly in such a scenario. IF all these 4 
> > > hurdles are met, THEN it COULD pose a big threat to society.
> > 
> > However, there seems to be a great deal of agreement
> > among the experts that it is *likely* that all four
> > hurdles will be met.  And if they are, the potential
> > consequences would be so devastating that we can't just
> > sit back and say, Well, but it might not happen.>>>
> 
> 
> I might get hit on the head by a meteorite if I step outside the 
> door. 
> The BMA article was suggesting it was just hypothetical and not 
> likely.
> 
> > 
> > > I bet your friend there WAS a true believer in Y2K disaster. I 
> bet 
> > > he still has stocks of steamed rice and tinned garbonzo beans 
> left 
> > > over from the stockpile he made before Y2k.
> > 
> > Maybe.  But the difference is that we took very
> > effective measures to *keep* Y2K from being a 
> > disaster.  Had we not, it could well have been.>>>
> 
> 
> Nonsense. Y2k bug  never was. You can try to justify your previous 
> faith in it, but there never was a threat.
> 
> Bird flu will all blow over in less than a year, and when it does 
> you will be stuck with the name in your brain...."Off_world_beings".

I think I'd prefer the bird flu, actually.







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