Thursday, May 7, 2009

"SWINE FLEW"

YouTube - Pink Floyd- Pigs On The Wing (Part 1 and 2) Video With all this recent talk about the "swine flu" (H1N1) this reminded me of one of my favorite all time bands Pink Floyd and their song "Pigs On The Wing". (Click the You Tube link to see a flying pig and watch as this swine flew over a power plant which became the album cover for Pink Floyd's "Animals".

Now only time will tell how deadly or non-deadly this current variation of swine flu will turn out to be. It seems to me that currently this virus is over hyped by the media and somewhat mild at the present time. Let's hope it stays that way. It may be good to keep in mind that during a "normal flu season" thousands of people do die from their flu exposure. Although no one wishes anyone to die from any flu the current safety measures like suggesting that people cease traveling to America seem a little extreme.

Far more people are killed in car crashes than this current type of swine flu. Should we ban all vehicular traffic because someone may get in a fatal car accident? There are risks involved in day to day living and everyone should take proper precautions as they go about their day. With the potential carbon taxes and cap and trade energy initiatives perhaps we all won't have to worry too much about car accidents as it will become too expensive to drive very much. What say you?

The "swine flew" of "Pigs On The Wing" is preferred to the Mexican swine flu.