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fairmon said...

alprova said....

A third of the people in this nation are a lost cause. They swallow everything conservative media talking heads spoon feed them, without EVER balancing that with other sources of information, to arrive at logical decisions.

You could just as easily say a third are lost to the other or liberal extreme. it is a bell curve with the approximately 20% of us in the middle that doesn't care for or support either party actually electing a candidate. I rarely vote in primaries since I prefer allowing the party loyal to select their candidate then I will select my favorite in the general election. For example the democrats may have a candidate that may win the 3rd district, Fleishmann is not much to brag about.

October 19, 2014 at 7:50 p.m.
fairmon said...

inquiringmind said...

Anyone who can present a voter registration card or their name, legal address and attest that the card or address is true and they are a legal resident should be able to vote with no restriction.

Why?

October 19, 2014 at 10:02 a.m.
fairmon said...

This cartoon is like a TV rerun, we have seen it several times.

October 19, 2014 at 12:31 a.m.
fairmon said...

I agree with alprova and admire him for being willing to change when the facts change. Those intelligent and mobile enough to vote can get a picture ID.

In my opinion the law will not change the results of any vote but it may help assure only those eligible to vote do so. I would like to see something that increased the percent of eligible voters that actually vote.

October 19, 2014 at 12:29 a.m.
fairmon said...

alprova said...

Panicking about it is quite silly and ridiculous.

I agree and I am not in a panic but caution is reasonable. Are you sure you know hos the two infected came to do so? Why would any healthcare worker after those two became infected agree to care for an Ebola patient?

October 18, 2014 at 12:23 p.m.
fairmon said...

alprova said...Sir, there are TWO cases in TWO weeks.

True, and is not true those were two lower level healthcare workers. How many deaths so far? Only two I think so I guess you are right no reason for congress and the media to react just because the virus is very deadly. Apparently the major risk is to those attending to the afflicted. Should we consider them expendable?

Wash your hands often and keep them away from your face and avoid contacting bodily fluids of those infected is the current advice. Those dummies that caught the virus must not have done that and are themselves to blame, is that correct? They are accused of not following the protocol but exactly what the violation was has not been publicized, the steps taken to communicate and educate them of the protocol has not been publicized, the steps being taken to prevent a recurrence is still not clear.

alprova said... The chances of this disease spreading to any great number of Americans in this nation are next to ZERO!!

Is it zero or just next to it? What would you call a great number of Americans? Those two recent cases need to hear those calming words. It would probably help them to hear.. "don't worry you are among a very unfortunate few, a great number of Americans will not be affected". Another way to say it would be "your azz may die but there won't be very many, maybe none, experience the misery you face."

October 18, 2014 at 11 a.m.
fairmon said...

alprova said...

You are far more likely to know someone who will die today of a sudden heart attack, get killed in a car accident, or someone who will stub their toe, than you will EVER FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE know anyone who contracts Ebola That is the reality you people need to find and realize.

Ebola is not going to become a plague in this nation. We're still going to have to wait for another round of Spanish Flu to find a global killer.


I see said the blind man we should stop all that crap and just let it play itself out. STOP making a to do over a failure here and there. STOP isolating people, STOP restricting some people from being around other people, STOP limiting travel. STOP the news people from reporting and questioning action taken and not taken.

Alprova, you may be right, we are only talking about sacrificing a few for the many. You are also right that a czar is needed to put a good political spin on this nothing issue. So we give up a few of the 315 million to avoid an inconvenience for many. We can prevent people being fearful the government may fail them again. BTW, did I see where the probability of death was "only" 40-60%?

Yep, alprova, people just need to suck it up and quit giving so much attention to what amounts to nothing more than a few deaths here and there at the worst case scenario.

Interesting it will be when we get to scene three.

October 18, 2014 at 10:06 a.m.
fairmon said...

If talk and good intentions will prevent an Ebola outbreak our leadership will be successful. The newly appointed Ebola czar reportedly is a public relations expert known as an electronic communications guru. His medical expertise probably comes from a personal visit to a doc in the box. Where is the head of HHS? Why is it necessary to appoint someone not accountable to congress to do the job someone already in place is supposed to do? Government is not the well oiled highly effective machine many believe it to be. Should a czar be appointed to deal with the ISIS terrorist, a similar situation with open intent to harm others?

We should know in about one month if the current effort is adequate.

The reason for not requiring those leaving the region in Africa to be quarantined for 21 days then have a negative blood test result is that it will not be perfect and some may not follow the rules. Is that really justification for not trying to contain the Ebola virus and eradicate it at the source?

October 18, 2014 at 2:46 a.m.
fairmon said...

ibshame said...

Here's the bottom line if the doctors in that emergency room in Texas had been doing their job CORRECTLY then they would have kept Duncan in the hospital the first time he arrived when he told them he had RECENTLY returned from West Africa.

I think a nurse made that decision and he never saw a doctor. No state is prepared for the problem. Take all the shots at Perry you want but he is as good as Obama, I don't think either is worth a dime. Obama makes better use of a teleprompter and does better at fund raising than Perry.

October 17, 2014 at 9:24 p.m.
fairmon said...

rengerry said...

EVERYBODY PANIC!

No reason to panic but a damn good reason to get your azz in gear and prevent any further spread.

Why another Czar? Where in the hey is the head of the HHS? Would this not fall under Health and Human Services? What is requiring so much time of the HHS they haven't stepped up to take the lead? Any significant event means creating a whole new Hierarchy. They are all so busy doing make work they can't do essential work. The constitution has no provisions for czars. Will we also have a czar to deal with ISIS and other radicals?

Anyone have the nerve to say anyone that has been in the effected region will be required to spend 21 days in isolation, monitored and have a blood test on day 21 before traveling to the U.S. The guy that died lied and this process would have prevented him from traveling to the U.S. and he would have died there.

October 17, 2014 at 9:16 p.m.
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