Three bits of heavy duty economic Gloom und Doom: Jonas sent this: Dow Jones Industrial Average futures down nearly 500 points, Eric sent this: A 1,000 Point Drop On The Dow? , and Stephen in Iraq sent this: Shares Tumble in Asia and Europe. Our friend Randy commented in a recent e-mail:: “Things are not looking too rosy for Tuesday’s market opening bell in New York.”
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Thanks to E.S. for this: India battles to contain ‘very serious’ bird flu outbreak
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Jeff C. mentioned that www.RARESEEDS.com sells only heirloom (non-hybrid) varieties.
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Florida Guy mentioned that hot on the heels of the successful big-budget post-plague movie “I Am Legend” comes a post-plague movie titled “Doomsday” that at least from the trailer looks like a cross between “Escape From New York” and “The Road Warrior“. It is scheduled for release in March. Here is a description: “In “Doomsday,” a lethal virus spreads throughout a major country and kills hundreds of thousands. To contain the newly identified Reaper [virus], the authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The literal walling-off works for three decades – until Reaper violently resurfaces in a major city. An elite group of specialists, including Eden Sinclair (Mitra), is urgently dispatched into the still-quarantined country to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare.”