The Left and its MSM buddies follow the same game plan as the fashion business – as new styles fade, they resurrect old ones.
The Left uses scares to extend its control, but the latest scares are losing their gloss.
If it wasn’t for the fact the planet actually hasn’t warmed for nine years now, I’d cry.
Iraq (my ellipsis)
The drop (in killings) began in September, as civilian deaths (884) fell 52 percent from August and 77 percent year-over-year, while military deaths (65) fell 23 percent and 10 percent over the same periods.
October’s declines made it a trend: Civilian deaths (758) dropped an additional 12 percent from the previous month and 38 percent year-over-year, while US military deaths (38) dropped 42 percent and 64 percent during the same periods.
So what to do? Bring (back the Mad Cow:
The nation faces the possibility of a major epidemic of lethal brain disease as a result of the consumption years ago of beef contaminated with mad cow disease, BSE, according to Britain’s leading expert on vCJD, or “human BSE”…
Although the incidence of variant CJD in Britain has been declining, with only four deaths so far this year, Prof John Collinge believes that only people who are genetically susceptible have succumbed to the devastating illness so far…
Official records show that 162 people have died of vCJD, after a peak of incidence in 2000. But Prof Collinge said that many millions of infectious doses of contaminated beef were eaten between 1980 and 1996 and there is evidence the disease could silently incubate in a person for many decades, without producing symptoms.
The particular scare peaked 8 years ago:
Tuesday, 21 December, 1999. The UK could be hit by a “frightening” spread of new variant CJD, the fatal brain illness linked to mad cow disease, scientists have warned…
The Chief Medical Officer in England, Professor Liam Donaldson, said a major epidemic could not be ruled out…
About 50, mostly young, people have so far died of vCJD since its emergence in 1996.
From which it follows that a) the death rate from vCJD is (162 – 50)/8 = 14 a year, and b) the periodicity of lefty scares is 8 years.
So stand by for a return of Global Coolening, Mass Herpes, overpopulation, and starvation.