"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Spanish Flu Pandemic

Nearly 100 years ago the the Spanish Flu Pandemic killed from 50-100 million people.  Roughly 3-5% of the world's population at that time.

Just thought I'd let that sink in as we see Ebola not only breaching our soil, but seriously being mishandled by our Government.


I am.

A few quick questions for any that may stop by and visit.
1.  The mortality rate is not reassuring about Ebola and it may mutate and become more/less aggressive.  While we await proper protection and prevention by the government, are you prepared?  Well how can I be prepared, I hear you ask yourself?  Well are you prepared, just in case, you get Ebola?

2.  Are you doing anything currently to ensure less exposure to large groups of people?

3. Do you have preparations at home that could maintain you and your family for several weeks, including pet care, medications, and such?

I ask these questions because none of us know when we will die.  None of us are as prepared as we think for any crises, yet we are embarking on something that could be world changing...as the 1918-1920 Spanish Flu Pandemic was. 

By the way, 3-5% of 7 billion is 210 to 350 MILLION people.  The United States population is about 317 million people. 

I am concerned.  I worry about my loved ones as well, but I find comfort in God.

Bill and I will send you a Bible today if you would like to read more about God. If you wish for a free Bible, click here.


Dizzy-Dick said...

There will be many trials, tribulations, pestilence, plagues, etc. before the second coming. It is getting near.

ProudHillbilly said...

Major vector of the Spanish Flu - troops. Oh, yeah, let's give ours 4 hours of training and then put them in direct contact with this stuff. Then bring them back.

A government couldn't create a situation this bad if they tried. Which makes one wonder.

Humble wife said...

Dizzy- I almost referenced that verse when I posted this!

PH-Crazy yet, I cannot help but leap to where you conclude as well. I am certain many Americans are thinking the same thing.