Black People : Are We Catching On Yet?

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  1. Da Street Rebel

    Da Street Rebel Banned MEMBER

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    Retailers and designers are responding to fears of an international swine flu pandemic with some fashionable flu masks.

    so do you see the game now or no? designer face masks?

    this is called "cashing" in on fear

    Retailers Nationwide Cash In on Swine Flu Fears

    Saturday, May 02, 2009


    Retailers and designers are responding to fears of an international swine flu pandemic with some fashionable flu masks.

    Retailers, marketers and online scammers are finding a way to cash in on the swine flu craze with fashionable surgical masks, iPhone flu tracking applications, test kits and even bogus survival kits and vaccines.

    The Better Business Bureau said that already 2 percent of all spam is about swine flu and offers for protecting yourself from it.

    "People are frightened, they will look wherever they can to do whatever they can to hedge their bets to prevent catching swine flu or prevent spreading it," Howard Scwartz from the Better Business Bureau told WTNH in New Haven.

    For the tech savvy, IntuApps is currently waiting for Apple to approve their Swine Flu Tracker for iPhones.

    The application includes a map showing confirmed and suspected cases, the current threat level for the swine flu, a symptoms area and a page dedicated to breaking news on the topic, TechCrunch reported.

    Graphic designers and online retailers are offering swinophobes everywhere the chance to make a fashion statement — even as they ward off the deadly bug.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,518692,00.html

    trust me i don't do foxnews but this is the eurotrix at its' finest so this applies
     
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    I wonder when the one in black face is coming out. That'll be the fox news icon to replace the white pointed hood one they have now.
     
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    I want a sharp teeth set, so I can bite those who touch my stuff. lol:em0100:
     
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    I'm not surprised.

    There are always those who will devise ways to benefit from another's misery.

    I'm reminded of all the price gouging after Katrina. And it's still going on now.

    So, this swine flu is just another opportunity for opportunists.
     
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    I quite like the skeleton mask on the top row...

    But in all seriousness, the multinational pharmaceuticals would be enormously pleased. I'm thinking that the swine flu deception is but a trial run before the WHO and the CDC release a truly deadly global virus.

    Love, Peace!
     
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    test run

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    lol

    ya know
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    um

    you ain't helping man lol

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    neither am i

    yes know what it is

    let's just hope they don't kill alot of people

    peace
     
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    I already got my email Saturday from the Surgeon General, saying that I had been chosen to receive newly created Tamiflu tablets; that the news saying that there was no vaccine against the H1N1 was simply a cover story to avoid a panic-rush to buy them. I was also asked to "donate" $25 for 100 tablets, and that the money would be used to help offset the cost of producing them.
    So to help them out, I replied that I would be willing to buy $1000 worth, but that they would have to deliver them to me personally at my office in Washington, DC in the J. Edgar Hoover building.
    I wonder if they showed up.

    :qqb010:
     
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