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#57491 - 01/06/06 01:58 PM Government issues tips for possible pandemic
Craig Offline


Registered: 11/13/01
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Loc: Collegeville, PA, USA

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#57492 - 01/06/06 02:23 PM Re: Government issues tips for possible pandemic
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Registered: 02/02/03
Posts: 585
Loc: North Texas
www.pandemicflu.gov/plan/checklists.html

These are pretty good too.

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#57493 - 01/07/06 12:17 AM Re: Government issues tips for possible pandemic
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Registered: 11/04/05
Posts: 125
Loc: Mid-Atlantic
I hate to seem paranoid (I am paranoid - I just don't like everyone else knowing it.) but when our government starts telling people how to prepare for the worst, I can't help feeling that what we think of as the worst may be the best of what's coming!
After all, most of our politicians won't admit to a fart until after the flowers have wilted - and then they'll blame it on the dog. Maybe I'd better step up the "vacation property in the woods" program.
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#57494 - 01/07/06 07:35 AM Re: Government issues tips for possible pandemic
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The government keeps giving out advice like "stockpile a supply of prescription drugs". Do they have any idea what they are talking about? Has anyone in FEMA tried this? I can only refill prescriptions for a 30 day supply every 30 days. My health insurance won't pay for anything more. The drugstore won't fill a new prescription for the same drug, so you can't "shop around for a doctor". This may not be legal anyway. Also, I use insulin, which is a [censored] because it must be refrigerated. The ins co won't even pay for 1 additional vial so that I have a cushion. I would like to refill while still having a full vial in the fridge. Suppose that we have a disaster the day before I can refill & I'm down to the last dose? The gov't gives out what would be good advice, but doesn't check to see if it is possible.

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#57495 - 01/07/06 03:51 PM Re: Government issues tips for possible pandemic
Susan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
"The gov't gives out what would be good advice, but doesn't check to see if it is possible."

Umm... you aren't under the impression that politicians live in the REAL world, are you?

And, FWIW, when the government starts with some kind of mantra on one hand, be sure to watch what the other hand is doing. You probably won't like it.

Sue

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#57496 - 01/08/06 08:00 PM Re: Government issues tips for possible pandemic
ironraven Offline
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Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
These clowns aren't even politicians. Politicians get elected, no one voted for them. Politicians SELECTED them.

Hang on, I'm going to ramble to myself with my hands for a bit. Follow the bouncing elipses. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

So... If politicians are about 5 degrees out of touch with reality.... And they select bureacrates from thier "poli-reality"... Then the politicians kabitz about bureacrates being 5 degrees out of touch... That means these regs are created by offices that are headed by people who are ten degrees out of reality. And then they select the next tier down... And by the time you get the guys who "advise" on new policy, we are about 180 degrees out of it.

Yep, that explains everything.
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#57497 - 01/08/06 08:01 PM Re: Government issues tips for possible pandemic
Craig Offline


Registered: 11/13/01
Posts: 1784
Loc: Collegeville, PA, USA
The point is, I think, the Feds are trying, instead of just sitting there and collecting taxes.

I know I can't stockpile any medicines unless I pay for it out of my own pocket, and I can't afford to. That's why we have insurance.

The Feds should probably preface everything with, "If you can afford to...."

-- Craig

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#57498 - 01/08/06 09:46 PM Re: Government issues tips for possible pandemic
frenchy Offline
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Registered: 12/18/02
Posts: 1320
Loc: France
Quote:
.. we are about 180 degrees out of it.


Thus the importance of EDCing a compass.... <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#57499 - 01/09/06 12:28 AM Re: Government issues tips for possible pandemic
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Registered: 09/04/05
Posts: 417
Loc: Illinois
If they'd do their jobs and look after the best interests of THE PEOPLE, you could afford to.

Troy

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#57500 - 01/09/06 01:00 AM Re: Government issues tips for possible pandemic
Nicodemus Offline
Paranoid?
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Registered: 10/30/05
Posts: 1341
Loc: Virginia, US
Good luck trying to stockpile prescription drugs that could, if one were so inclined, resell for big bucks. Painkillers come to mind.
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