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  •  old news? most links if not all are pre-2006 (0+ / 0-)

    when the PAHPA Act changed the rules and moved it to BARDA

    "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

    by Greg Dworkin on Sun Jul 13, 2008 at 10:57:58 AM PDT

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    •  indeed (0+ / 0-)

      but much of the vaccine program is still funded by the military (even much of the research beoing done by academics and medical research centers is funded under grants by the military), and still is directed towards military goals, not civilian (how many cases of chikungunya or ricin poisoning have there been in the US in the past ten years? -- those vaccines have virtually no public health value in the US, but they are great potential biological weapons, and a workable vaccine is the prerequiste for their military use).

      This IS old news.  That's the problem.  It's been happening ever since the neocons gutted the 1973 BW Convention, shortly after assuming power.

      But as I said before, it is happening with nary a mention in the US.  Virtually no one knows about the Bushites' huge expansion of the American biological warfare program -- including, it seems, most of here at DKos.

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      by Lenny Flank on Sun Jul 13, 2008 at 11:10:07 AM PDT

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      •  I laugh in the general direction (0+ / 0-)

        of anyone complaining about what we haven't covered who hasn't diaried it first.

        What do you think the right side of the page is for??

        "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

        by Greg Dworkin on Sun Jul 13, 2008 at 02:37:13 PM PDT

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        •  doh, that would mean time and research and . . . (1+ / 0-)
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          Oh, OK . . . .

          ;)

          It'd be easier for everyone just to google "bush biological weapons" (and filter out all the Iraq BS).

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          by Lenny Flank on Sun Jul 13, 2008 at 04:54:26 PM PDT

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