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New Flu Strain Appears In the US and Mexico

Soulskill posted more than 4 years ago | from the fluent-in-english-and-spanish dept.

Medicine 315

Combat Wombat writes with this excerpt from Reuters: "A strain of flu never seen before has killed up to 60 people in Mexico and also appeared in the United States, where eight people were infected but recovered, health officials said on Friday. Mexico's government said at least 20 people have died of the flu and it may also be responsible for 40 other deaths. [The government] shut down schools and canceled major public events in Mexico City to try to prevent more deaths in the sprawling, overcrowded capital. ... Close analysis showed the disease is a mixture of swine, human and avian viruses, according to the CDC. Humans can occasionally catch swine flu from pigs but rarely have they been known to pass it on to other people. Mexico reported 1,004 suspected cases of the new virus, including four possible cases in Mexicali on the border with California.

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flu post! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27714105)

wetbacks! beaners! spics! dirty sanchez!

Delayed (5, Funny)

chaynlynk (1523701) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714133)

Wow, with news at this pace, we would find out about the end of the world a week after!

whelp, you know what we gotta do (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27714723)

as we all know, 1 US citizen =60 mexicans. So the obvious solution, before the US citizen dies, is to kill all mexicans. The easy way to do this is stop giving them money, or leaving loose change around so that they starve to death.

Re:whelp, you know what we gotta do (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27714911)

as we all know, 1 US citizen =60 mexicans. So the obvious solution, before the US citizen dies, is to kill all mexicans. The easy way to do this is stop giving them money, or leaving loose change around so that they starve to death.

change your dope dude. try something asian.

Re:whelp, you know what we gotta do (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27715029)

you must be mexican. americans don't do dope

hands... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27714141)

But will a giant stupid hand appear at the end and totally fuck up what could have been a pretty good disaster/post-apocalypic plague movie despite the involvement of Stephen King, by suddenly and quite unnecessarily dragging in banal mysticism/religion?

Re:hands... (1)

siliconincdotnet (525118) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714255)

The Stand always had the whole mysticism thing going on with Flagg and Mother Abby.

The only thing that was dragged in was King's typical shitty ending. I'm just hoping he doesn't do the same to the Gunslinger seri... oh wait a minute. He did. =(

Re:hands... (2, Interesting)

phantomfive (622387) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714337)

I have to disagree there, the Gunslinger ending was right.....what did you expect, Roland to enter the tower and find some mystical Nirvana? I don't see how it could have been much better, if he'd given up finding the tower it would have been worse, if he'd gone in but not shown what happened inside it would have been worse. What exactly could he find inside the tower that would have given him fulfillment? Absolutely nothing. He was chasing a false dream, and he will continue to chase it until he learns to chase something real instead. That's how life works: if you chase illusions, you're never going to catch them.

For those who want to save time: (3, Insightful)

gcnaddict (841664) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714169)

The reason why this strain is so bad is because it's transmissible from person to person with ease.

On the plus side, it's not resistant to Tamiflu... yet. Given that strains of Tamiflu-resistant human flu are turning up, I wouldn't be surprised to see this one learn to dodge bullets as well.

That's why this strain is seen as a potential pandemic.

Re:For those who want to save time: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27714445)

learn to dodge bullets as well.

Zerg.

Re:For those who want to save time: (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27714753)

[...] I wouldn't be surprised to see this one learn to dodge bullets as well.

I'm afraid that once it has evolved this far, it won't have to.

Young Adults (4, Interesting)

copponex (13876) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714963)

I thought the reason it was so bad is because many of the dead are young adults. That's one of the milestones of a really dangerous pandemic, right?

This is really big news... (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27714177)

Influenza has killed more people than all fatalities combined from every war.

Brought to you by the good people at Fort Detrick (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27714181)

They want to kill you.

Good luck with quarantines (0, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27714195)

This shit had to start in a country where people regard barriers, walls and borers as funny suggestions.

Re:Good luck with quarantines (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27714233)

You mean the US?

The first few known cases originated in the US.

Re:Good luck with quarantines (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27714999)

I guess he meant the US... Mexico may ignore one barrier, but the US ignore them all

Cancel Air Flight; Limit Damage to the Americas (4, Interesting)

wintermute1974 (596184) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714197)

Before this spreads unnecessarily, this would be an ideal time to limit air flight in and out of the Americas.

We as a species are putting everyone at risk by allowing unlimited, unrestricted, near-instantaneous travel from point to point on the globe.

Shipping cargo can continue of course; if the crew get sick en route, they can always be quarantined off the coast of wherever they arrive.

Re:Cancel Air Flight; Limit Damage to the Americas (5, Funny)

siliconincdotnet (525118) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714273)

Goddamnit, Madagascar has already shut it's borders.

Re:Cancel Air Flight (2, Funny)

zmollusc (763634) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714407)

WTF 'near-instantaneous'? You must have never flown on anything but private learjets.

Re:Cancel Air Flight (1)

Schemat1c (464768) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714455)

WTF 'near-instantaneous'? You must have never flown on anything but private learjets.

Horses,ships = months. Cars = days. Planes = hours.

Get it now?

Re:Cancel Air Flight (1)

Kagura (843695) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714481)

WTF 'near-instantaneous'? You must have never flown on anything but private learjets.

You must have never taken a boat [youtube.com] anywhere.

Re:Cancel Air Flight (1)

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714921)

You know, it was calculated that the Black Death was able to spread throughout Europe with the speed of up to 10 km/day (about 700 furlongs per fortnight, in imperial units). This is pretty fast when you consider that it is still believed that Black Death was carried by mice and fleas. Now imagine a disease carrier boarding a Jumbo in Tokyo heading for New York...

Re:Cancel Air Flight; Limit Damage to the Americas (1)

MagikSlinger (259969) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714431)

Most flus are carried around the globe by migrating birds, especially in the days before international trade and travel.

Re:Cancel Air Flight; Limit Damage to the Americas (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27714611)

if you see any flying pigs then you know we're in trouble.

And some are sent by companies (1)

TheLink (130905) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714817)

Nowadays some are spread by companies that make vaccines.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aTo3LbhcA75I [bloomberg.com]

Rather strange that the avian flu could end up in a vaccine that's supposed to contain a very different sort of flu.

If they are that careless and sloppy maybe they should be shutdown for safety reasons. How about National Security reasons?

The level of incompetence required is hard to distinguish from evil.

This is not stuff like "Conficker".

What next? Whoops we accidentally sent you a weaponized flu we were working on for the Military. Sorry, we'll give you a discount on your next order OK?

Re:And some are sent by companies (1, Interesting)

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) | more than 4 years ago | (#27715009)

What next? Whoops we accidentally sent you a weaponized flu we were working on for the Military. Sorry, we'll give you a discount on your next order OK?

My neighbours already got one in mail [wikipedia.org] ...

Re:Cancel Air Flight; Limit Damage to the Americas (2, Interesting)

gringofrijolero (1489395) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714505)

On the long run it makes us more resistant to disease. That used to be a good thing.

Re:Cancel Air Flight; Limit Damage to the Americas (2, Insightful)

wintermute1974 (596184) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714541)

On [sic] the long run it makes us more resistant to disease.

Yes, on the species level we will all benefit. Unfortunately for you, depending on your particular genome and how it's currently being expressed, you might be personally in for a little bit of trouble, which is why some people prefer to worry (or panic).

Re:Cancel Air Flight; Limit Damage to the Americas (1)

Toonol (1057698) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714627)

Temporarily putting people at risk; in the long run, it's building a more resistant species.

Re:Cancel Air Flight; Limit Damage to the Americas (1)

pete-classic (75983) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714727)

I find your post quite chilling.

Before this spreads unnecessarily, this would be an ideal time to limit air flight in and out of the Americas.

How would you feel about re-phrasing this in the active voice? Who should limit air flight?

We as a species are putting everyone at risk by allowing unlimited, unrestricted, near-instantaneous travel from point to point on the globe.

Allowing? I was born a free man. I require, and ask for, no one's sufferance to travel as I please.

A nation may refuse me admittance, but I need no further permission to go where I'd like. As a citizen of Colorado I have the right to travel freely in all of the United States with no permission, whatever.

Quite chilling.

-Peter

Re:Cancel Air Flight; Limit Damage to the Americas (5, Funny)

Waffle Iron (339739) | more than 4 years ago | (#27715007)

As a citizen of Colorado I have the right to travel freely in all of the United States with no permission, whatever.

Unless the authorities institute a general quarantine. In which case your libertarian ass will be staying put.

Re:Cancel Air Flight; Limit Damage to the Americas (1)

religious freak (1005821) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714795)

goodluckwiththat. No one "allows" me to travel. Countries allow me within their borders, but my right to travel is my own and is not allowed by anybody.

Re:Cancel Air Flight; Limit Damage to the Americas (4, Insightful)

Weedhopper (168515) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714903)

/sigh. I was hoping to be able to stick with Mac virus jokes but....

No.

At this point in the epidemic cycle, that would be a premature panic reaction. Panic always and inevitably causes more harm than good.

There's a number of factors that influence decision making to limit the spread of any disease. Variables that need to be filled in before far reaching decisions are made include the transmissability and virulence of this particular strain. In other words, things that not yet been established include the number people exposed, the number of people who were exposed who developed symptoms, the number of people who developed symptons that were severe enough to seek medical attention and the number of those who died.

Some of those, you can make a guess at but you won't know with any reasonable degree of certainty for a while. Meanwhile, the public health system is keeping an eye out for new cases. Between the two, you continue to develop your model, which helps you determine just what the potential is.

Now, to grossly oversimplify and at the risk of sounding a little callous here, seriously sick people will show up at the hospital, clinic, etc. There's a number of reasons that they might not, but you can bet that if a young adult gets sick of the flu and dies, someone's going to hear about it. With low awareness, this is the group that you catch, which is not okay because there are transmissive people out there wandering around infecting other people.

The other side of that spectrum is just as bad and in the professional opinion many, can be worse. The moment that the authoritative reaction is severe, such as shutting down transportation systems, the population panics. Suddenly, you have every person with a cough and a runny nose swamping the public health system. Add to the fact that it's now SPRING and the beginning of allergy season in the southern US, and you've just made the difficult job of outbreak investigation and outbreak control much more difficult by several orders of magnitude.

The response has to be measured in a way to balance numerous factors so NO. Cancelling ar flights at this juncture would be an example of a supremely BAD idea.

Now, the moment you KNOW that it's spreading faster than you have the capacity to contain and control, THEN you take the drastic step of public alerts limited quarantine. Before then, it's just irresponsible.

Re:Cancel Air Flight; Limit Damage to the Americas (1)

maxume (22995) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714913)

It's probably already too late for this one. Strong public health measures and research into treatments are a more reasonable approach than any sort of meaningful flight quarantine (can you imagine 2 or 3 days on either side of every flight? Longer would probably be better...).

not made in China? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27714229)

Are you sure that the virus is not "exported" from China.

It's worse than that (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27714235)

Ouch [goatse.fr]

In related news... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27714249)

Madagascar is closing all ports.

Artificially Created Strain of H1N1? (5, Informative)

wintermute1974 (596184) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714267)

New Scientist Magazine also has a good introductory article about it:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17025-deadly-new-flu-virus-in-us-and-mexico-may-go-pandemic.html [newscientist.com]

From the article:
Flu viruses are named after the two main proteins on their surfaces, abbreviated H and N. They are also differentiated by what animal they usually infect. The H in the new virus comes from pigs, but some of its other genes come from bird and human flu viruses, a mixture that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls "very unusual".
====

When people start making comments like this, I can't help wondering if this was someone's science project that got out into the open instead of a strain that occurred naturally.

Some company found out a year before already... (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27714293)

...as this article learns us. [prweb.com]
Makes you indeed wonder !
 
Mental note: beware of Replikins bringing medicine to lethal flu.

Re:Artificially Created Strain of H1N1? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27714371)

from the CDC link:

"So we have some gene segments that are North American swine influenza viruses. Some gene segments North American avian influenza viruses. One gene segment from a human influenza virus and two gene segments that are normally found from swine influenza viruses in Asia and in Europe."

Got me alarmed as well.

Re:Artificially Created Strain of H1N1? (2, Funny)

pmarini (989354) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714489)

When people start making comments like this, I can't help wondering if this was someone's science project that got out into the open instead of a strain that occurred naturally.

like in Twelve Monkeys? can we reverse the disaster à la I am a legend finale?

Re:Artificially Created Strain of H1N1? (3, Insightful)

khallow (566160) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714547)

The problem is that in the absence of more information it could go either way. Mexico City is a great place to infect, if one wants a disease to end up in the US. OTOH, this sort of mixing to my understanding occurs frequently in natural influenza. All it takes is one cell infected simultaneously by two variants of the flu. That in turn just requires one farm simultaneously infected by those two viruses. It sounds like they caught the virus early enough (and it is sufficiently non-lethal) so that they can trace where the disease originated.

Re:Artificially Created Strain of H1N1? (2, Interesting)

Eudial (590661) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714673)

Yeah, I was curious about that, too. I don't think it's intentional though. What speaks for a random event or a lab accident as opposed to some intentional act of bio-terrorism is the fact that it's survivable, and not resistant to drugs.

Re:Artificially Created Strain of H1N1? (1)

religious freak (1005821) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714815)

Could still very easily been a biohack gone wrong. However, I agree with you that this is unlikely.

Re:Artificially Created Strain of H1N1? (4, Informative)

bhima (46039) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714757)

If it really is a weaponized strain, it's an extraordinarily poor one. I've just finished listening to "The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague In History" by John M. Barry.

The 1918 Influenza A strain was a subtype of avian strain H1N1, which spread & killed much faster.

One would expect by now even the most incompetent biotechnologist with an eye towards weaponizing could at least match the 1918 strain.

Re:Artificially Created Strain of H1N1? (2, Interesting)

Hogwash McFly (678207) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714955)

When people start making comments like this, I can't help wondering if this was someone's science project that got out into the open instead of a strain that occurred naturally.

Yeah, that or an effort from Gilead Sciences to increase sales of Tamiflu.

Re:Artificially Created Strain of H1N1? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27714959)

Paranoia alert! Did china develop and cause the release of this flu? Is this a terroristic attack upon the USA? Where, oh where is GWB when we need him?
====

anonymous does not forget nor forgive
====

give us your lolis and no one will be hurt
====

zerg rush
====

pool's closed

Re:Artificially Created Strain of H1N1? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27715135)

Didn't Tom Clancy write a whole book about the scenerio?

Ah noooo (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27714279)

First time I had a great and really really funny comment, but unfortunately I will have to wait 23 years before I can share it with you. Shame though, cause it is like a really great comment!

Captain Tripps! (1)

Daswolfen (1277224) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714281)

I'm not worried though.. I have been dreaming of an old black woman so I should be ok...

Re:Captain Tripps! (1)

zmollusc (763634) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714463)

That Tripps is bad news, dude. Even if you pull through, the part of your brain that lets you understand machinery is affected and you walk or cycle everywhere ignoring the millions of cars.

Re:Captain Tripps! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27715099)

Unless you're in an area where the roads aren't bogged down by cars? There's a ton of times where they drive...

Shut down (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27714285)

EVERYTHING!

So did the virus evolve? (1)

Epeeist (2682) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714299)

And will people in Texas (*cough* Don McLeroy *cough*) believe it, or will they just come up with the usual "well its still a virus" meme.

Re:So did the virus evolve? (5, Informative)

UncleTogie (1004853) | more than 4 years ago | (#27715069)

Believe it? I caught it.

San Antonio area was one of the first hit, and for all the cases diagnosed, I guarantee ya there are dozens more that couldn't afford to see a doctor.

Didn't feel TOO much worse than the normal version of flu. Little less achy, but a LOT more power-hurling.

May I be the first to say (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27714311)

Uh oh, spaghetti O's

I have a Mac (4, Funny)

Weedhopper (168515) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714327)

I have a Macbook Pro. That means I'm immune, right?

Re:I have a Mac (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27714353)

Yeah, I think this one runs on Linux.

Re:I have a Mac (4, Funny)

Brett Buck (811747) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714387)

As long as you never leave your mom's basement, yes.

        Brett

Re:I have a Mac (1)

melted keyboard (798559) | more than 4 years ago | (#27715109)

But, but, but... then that means I can't visit cafes or delicatessens, while pointing out the flaws of others for using inferior hardware, OSes, and gadgets? *ducks*

Why? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27714339)

This article has nothing to do with slashdot.

This Article Has Everything To Do With /. (3, Insightful)

wintermute1974 (596184) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714515)

What? This article isn't about a .1 release of your favorite open source software package?

Despite that fact, it really is Slashdot's purview. Biology, migration, politics, computer models, projections, population studies ...

Re:Why? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27714591)

That's true, we can't get sick if we never leave the basement.

Re:Why? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27714665)

Jesus, you haven't been here that long, have you?

This site isn't a technology site.

time to go to Madagascar (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27714385)

Before they close the borders.

Roche stock ... (3, Informative)

foobsr (693224) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714527)

... on a low [morningstar.com] . Perhaps a good buy, as Tamiflu is said to help.

Or should I say clever timing [yahoo.com] ?

CC.

I claim naming rights (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27714579)

I hereby proclaim this to be the Taco Flu.

Nothing to worry about (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27714583)

No excuse me while I lie down, I'm feeling a bit warm. OINK!

Mmmmm... (1, Interesting)

hackus (159037) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714609)

The chances of these proteins from bird, avian flu combining with a swine retro virus that is easily transmittable is astronomical.

Unless of course, it really isn't about chance, and it was engineered that way. Taking the best from Avian flu, and Swine Flu and combining them into a easily transmittable vector for human consumption.

I would bet for example it already has spread world wide.

The higher its kill rate the more skeptical I will believe this is a natural borne virus which came about through natural events.

We will have to wait for the death toll statistics for the outbreak. But if it is over 30% death it has to be human engineered. Even the Black Death required highly specific environmental factors to come about. Since humans control our environment by a factor of a 1000 more than the dark ages, any virus would have to be thousands of times more virulent.

On top of that it is spread through casual contact?

Sure, its TOTALLY natural.

-Hack

Re:Mmmmm... (4, Informative)

John Hasler (414242) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714657)

> The chances of these proteins from bird, avian flu combining with a swine retro virus
> that is easily transmittable is astronomical.

Yes, it is fairly likely. Influenza viruses do this sort of thing all the time.

Actually (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27714947)

The experts are saying that this is highly unusual and they have never seen anything like it. Yes, flu mutates, but it usually doesn't mutate simultaneously with so many differing vectors.

  That's the odd and suspicious part that people are noting. I just listened to the WHO Q and A press conference and they are taking this pretty seriously, as in emergency mode, a step below full panic mode. You just might want to not be so instantly dismissive and blase about it. If you haven't noticed, the Mexican authorities have canceled all large public events, which they never do. Flu happens all the time, it is seasonal, they don't cancel big events over it, until now. They are on the scene and seem to be a little more alarmed over it than your dismissive "oh bother, happens all the time, p'shaw, plain old flu" internet armchair medical opinion. This is not a usual form of normal mutated flu.

Engineered (0, Troll)

anarking (34854) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714669)

Swine, Humand and Avian??? Engineered by the U.S. Government, just like the traceable spread of Anthrax.

Protective Measures: Goggles and Face Masks (2, Interesting)

wintermute1974 (596184) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714681)

From a cursory look around the Internet today, there is a lot of advice on what kind of face mask to wear to help cut down on transmission. Apparently even simple surgical masks are good enough for the flu virus (although better version are also available).

This post is more about eye protection: Next to the nose and mouth, your eyes are the next best method for transmission. Are thick, wrap-around glasses or goggles a good idea? I know that people in Japan with allergies have such equipment. Can anyone provide links to them or their medical efficacy?

Re:Protective Measures: Goggles and Face Masks (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27714767)

Can anyone provide links to their medical efficacy?

Sure! What the goggles do [ytmnd.com]

...

Oh, come on! You were asking for it!

Re:Protective Measures: Goggles and Face Masks (5, Funny)

maxume (22995) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714973)

The only way to be sure you are safe is a total body condom.

transplant organs from pork to human... (2, Interesting)

kandresen (712861) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714685)

For a few year ago it was a huge ethical question about growing human organs in pig for transplantation in case of accidents.
The proponents focused upon the saving of lives in the moment
The opposition focused upon the threats this could cause for the entire human race as viruses suddenly could pass the gap and flood us with waves of new diseases we have never known before.

Not that I know if this is due to growing human organs inside porks, but expect many new deadly deceases such as this as animal grown parts turn up inside humans.

Spreading? (1)

joeszilagyi (635484) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714739)

The news stories are saying there are suspected cases in California, Texas, New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County now.

related to the Baxter accident ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27714871)

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aTo3LbhcA75I

uhh.. (1)

binaryseraph (955557) | more than 4 years ago | (#27714887)

_old_news_

Re:uhh.. (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27715151)

Slashdot depends on users for their news. Saying things like "_old_news_" is entirely useless. Stop complaining and start submitting.

WHO chief says swine flu has pandemic potential (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27714939)

http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSLP31018720090425

Yuo fail 1t (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#27715143)

hapless *bSD it has to be fun there are inventing excuses is perhaps In addition, Both believed that about half of the
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