Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...

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The primary purpose of this blog is to provide an outlet for my observations and analysis about tasers, taser "associated" deaths, and the behaviour exhibited by the management, employees and minions of Taser International. In general, everything is linked back to external sources, often via previous posts on the same topic, so that readers can fact-check to their heart's content. This blog was started in late-2007 when Canadians were enraged by the taser death of Robert Dziekanski and four others in a short three month period. The cocky attitude exhibited by the Taser International spokespuppet, and his preposterous proposal that Mr. Dziekanski coincidentally died of "excited delirium" at the time of his taser-death, led me to choose the blog name I did and provides my motivation. I have zero financial ties to this issue.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Manitoban dies from...

Headline: Third Manitoban dies from swine flu

A third person in Manitoba has died from swine flu, the Manitoba government announced Thursday. Few details were provided about the death, other than the person had "underlying medical conditions." [LINK]

My condolences to the family, and I hope they'll forgive me for using this as an example.


Why is this 'swine flu death' news story on the Excited-Delirium blog?


It's because of the relationship between the stated cause of death ("swine flu") and the "underlying medical conditions." Even given the contributing factor of the underlying medical conditions, it's still called a 'swine flu' death.

The underlying conditions certainly deserve a mention, but there's no twisted logic regarding the actual and obvious-to-all cause of death.


As opposed to...

SWINEVILLE, Ariz., June 25, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SWINE-FLU International, Inc. (Nasdaq: OINK), the market leader in advanced swine flu infections (SWIs), has issued the following NEWS Alert:

According to an article on the June 25, 2009 edition of CBC Manitoba's on-line news website, entitled "Third Manitoban dies from swine flu," a third person in Manitoba has purportedly died "...from swine flu...".

Few details were provided about the death, other than the person had "underlying medical conditions," according to a government news release.

It is important to note that this case is still under investigation. It is premature to draw any conclusions about the cause of death until after a lengthy delay when things might have blown over.

SWINE-FLU International, Inc. would like to point out that swine flu has never been 'directly' linked to any death in the north-eastern section of Manitoba on an early-summer Thursday in a year ending with the digit "9". Not once.

The complete story is available at: http://news.google.com/news?q=swine+flu.

This information was compiled through publicly available media reports and distributed by SWINE-FLU International, Inc. of Swineville, Arizona.

SWINE-FLU International disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy of the media. The reports are the sole responsibility of the attributed media source.

For more information on enjoying the many life-saving benefits of swine flu, please visit: www.swinefluinternational.com.

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