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October 29th, 2009
03:00 PM ET

We Listen – Your comments 10/29/2009

Editor's Note: In spite of President Obama’s declaration earlier this week of a “national emergency” to address the H1N1 influenza virus, many watching Thursday’s "American Morning" were wary of the “hype.”

  • Lenora: I am so thankful for the Internet and talk radio. It has been very strange to me that we have been in such a declared state of emergency as well as declared at such a high level of pandemic, yet the severity of this H1N1 virus has yet to come close to the normal seasonal flu statistics. It baffles me that the President wants to panic the American people into thinking that they need or even want this new vaccine. CBS exposed the CDC deception on the swine flu cases. examiner.com also reveals as well as many other websites that this flu is exaggerated and for what reason? CNN just claimed to pride itself on exposing the truth. Well we are waiting to see if you can find it and if you are professional enough to report it. There is no health emergency and 1000 people dying of confirmed H1N1 is going to be a hard stat to find. Try CDC website, it isn't there. They stopped specifying H1N1 cases in August. Now everything that vaguely resembles flu like symptoms is "scientifically" lumped together to inflate their numbers of "flu" cases.

Has the H1N1 virus affected you or your family? Is it a “national emergency’ when ERs are overloaded, or is this common for the season?

The Dallas police apology to those ticketed for “driving while not speaking English” concerned some viewers, who worried that these drivers were unable to read English as well: "Kinda scary to me…I do not think she should be driving at all if you can not read the traffic signs."

  • Becky: The Lady that was given a ticket for not speaking english...well o.k I can see that being wrong but let me ask would you want to be driving next to her because it sounds like she can not read english..kinda scary to me, I do not think she should be driving at all if you can not read the traffic signs, her daughter had to read the ticket to her!! That is bad!!

How do you feel about being on the road with drivers who may not be able speak English?


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  1. David

    A little late now. Obama made the comment about closing the border when this epidimic started that it is too late to close the gate after the horse got out. Well I would rather close the gate and let a few out than all of them get out. Can you just imagine the health care cost of treating all the illegals flooding in this country with H1N1, and then spreading it all over the country getting other people sick also. He should have locked down the border and he did not. Why?? 138,000 are coming across the border every month. Why is this flood of immigrants not being stopped? It makes me wonder if our politicians have our best interest in their minds, or the immigrants.

    December 11, 2009 at 8:59 am |
  2. Mitchell

    Kathy...I am with you on this one. I also do not trust the current bunch we have in Washington. I am deeply distrustful of them on so many levels.

    October 30, 2009 at 11:05 am |
  3. Sarah Campbell

    The fact that she didn't speak English is irrelevent ,what about all the forgien touist. What is relevent is that she was given citizenship not being able to speak English ,which is a requirement to be given citizenship
    John, wear is your good looking tie? I think that the wearing of a coat and tie is a sign of respect. I was appalled that you interviewed MSarahadeleine Albright with no tie.

    October 30, 2009 at 7:48 am |
  4. Sherman Blosser

    A brief comment on Kiren's piece with Jared Bernstein concerning jobs we here in Salina KS have had a Hawker Beechcraft plant for decades currently they employ slightly more than 240 jobs however it is fixin to close these jobs pay 20-30 dollars an hour however they also have a sister plant in Chiuhauha Mexico where these jobs will be transfered after closing Salina Plant the average wage at the Mexican plant with benefits is about 4 dollars an hour however here in Salina we do have several new fast food restaurants opening so giving up a 20 dollar an hour job for flipping burgers will surely stimulate this small towns economy wish you folks would come and see the real America New York is not even close nor is the I-95 corridor representative of this country

    October 30, 2009 at 7:31 am |
  5. elizabeth murray

    It's becoming quite obvious that our Congress and our leaders are so intent on padding their pockets, their lifestyles, and their own futures through payoffs and paybacks by lobbyists, big business, and foreign countries that they couldn't care less about who put them there.
    They couldn't care less about the Constitution or what America is supposed to stand for.
    Seems like"don't let a good crisis go to waste" is the motto of our government and it means tax, cut, and spend until there's nothing left.
    Looks like they could at least do something about the drug problem and illegal immigration. Just dealing with those could help our health program tremendously. Hope the problem can be voted out as soon as possible.
    I do believe in standards and regulations, but who's going to be regulating our government?

    Elizabeth Jupiter, FL

    October 30, 2009 at 7:27 am |
  6. David R

    Regarding the Poll about distrusting the Government.
    These polls always reflect the attitudes of the news people hear day in and day out on news channels like CNN. So does this poll mean that people are distrustful of the the Govt or that the message they receive from news channels tells them to distrust the Govt?

    October 30, 2009 at 6:36 am |
  7. Kathy

    I trust my state government. I DO NOT trust congress, the senate, or the president.

    Kathy
    Martin, Tennessee

    October 30, 2009 at 6:36 am |
  8. Jay mack

    The h1n1 may not be as deadly as some may think, but the risk is the speed at which it spreads and the fact that anyone of any age or health m

    October 30, 2009 at 5:35 am |
  9. Ty

    A ticket for not speaking english, well living in Houston TX knowing many police officers they'd love to do that. As anytime they pull someone over it becomes the chitter box of "No habla" and "Kay?" foolishness,
    First all, can't read the stops signs...well numbers are numbers so speed limit is find. What if a temp sign of one way street is made and it doesn't look like a normal oneway street sign? She's a accident waiting to happen. Honestly many hispanics use the I can't talk english scam here often, as a officer has to get a translator that can take up to a hour to get to them and let the person being ticketed just go. That's wrong.

    As well any person who is pulled over by police should know to show license, and proof of insurance to the officer if you speak english or not. So this is a example of using your race and a thin shield of the evil racist society just to weasle out of a ticket.

    But this is also why people need to learn the language of the land not force the land to learn their language... what if her house catches fire, and while she chitters away her daugthter burns to death because they can't communicate with her? Immigrants... you become one with the USA not it turns into your old country that you left because you hated life there.

    October 29, 2009 at 7:05 pm |
  10. Lenora

    In response to your concern that emergency rooms are swamped with H1N1 patients, try googling "emergency rooms filled with H1N1". I did and found the following: In the Quad Cities (Iowa) , the director of Trinity Emergency Services says," we're seeing patients that are worried about H1N1, but the vast majority of patients in the emergency room are patients that do not need to come to the hospital." Another site says "Fears of the H1N1 virus are sending many to the emergency room..."

    October 29, 2009 at 4:43 pm |