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Swine Flu Scare - Unintendended Consequences




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from the article . . .

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/20/world/africa/20cairo.html?...

"When the government killed all the pigs in Egypt this spring — in what public health experts said was a misguided attempt to combat swine flu — it was warned the city would be overwhelmed with trash."

"Speaking broadly, there are two systems for receiving services in Egypt: The government system and the do-it-yourself system. Instead of following the channels of bureaucracy, most people rely on an informal system of personal contacts and bribes to get a building permit, pass an inspection, get a driver’s license — or make a living. "

"Killing all the pigs, all at once, “was the stupidest thing they ever did,” Ms. Kamel said, adding, “This is just one more example of poorly informed decision makers.”

And never forget, “Humans, despite our artistic pretensions, our sophistication and many accomplishments, owe the fact of our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.”

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Arrogant bureaucrats the world over;

they blunder and the people suffer.

Wonderful find!

Thanks for posting

you're welcome

one time bump for those who missed.

"You are a den of Vipers.I intend to rout you out and by the Eternal God I will rout you out."

.uǝʞɐɥs puɐ uʍop ǝpısdn pǝuɹnʇ ǝq oʇ spǝǝu pǝɟ ǝɥʇ

"If this mischievous financial policy [greenbacks], which has its origin in North America, should become endurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debts. It will hav