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  • #1
    Mr. Obama is obviously under the impression that money cures ebola.

    Pete (thinks he's consistent, since he throws money at everything else)

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    • #2
      Since when did we become the United States of Earth? Is that somewhere in our social contact to save everybody else?
      "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." –Mark Twain

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      • #3
        Originally posted by Plezercruz View Post
        Mr. Obama is obviously under the impression that money cures ebola.

        Pete (thinks he's consistent, since he throws money at everything else)
        Obama: 'We Won't Just Throw Money at the Problem' - his stimulus* package

        -Jon (smirks)
        I'm for defending all rights for everyone.

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        • #4
          Originally posted by Jared View Post
          Since when did we become the United States of Earth? Is that somewhere in our social contact to save everybody else?
          This!

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          • #5
            Well, to put on the horns, no one else is doing much of anything at all in West Africa to stop this from becoming a global pandemic. Ebola could break out in the USA if nothing is done.
            I'm for defending all rights for everyone.

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            • #6
              Originally posted by Just Jon View Post
              Well, to put on the horns, no one else is doing much of anything at all in West Africa to stop this from becoming a global pandemic. Ebola could break out in the USA if nothing is done.
              It would break out in Europe and Asia first. If they ain't worried, I'm not.

              David (won't break a sweat until Angie M. starts to worry)

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              • #7
                Come on. The Europeans always wait for the USA to do something first. And then they start pressuring...

                -Jon (thinks they should care for themselves, too)
                I'm for defending all rights for everyone.

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                • #8
                  Meh. I say we get a lot of blood samples and work on the vaccine. If Europe wants it, they can buy at retail prices.

                  Jared (is losing patience with the "America will save us, but down with their evil Capitalism!" attitude)
                  "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." –Mark Twain

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                  • #9
                    Wait, are we declaring war on Ebola?!?

                    ...we are so screwed.
                    They speak in bulletpointese leftist nutjob drivel. It doesn't matter. Nothing is as great a motivator as the chance to truly be free.
                    -Mr. Raceboy

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                    • #10
                      President Obama will announce Tuesday that the U.S. military will take the lead in overseeing what has been a chaotic and widely criticized response to the worst Ebola outbreak in history, dispatching up to 3,000 military personnel to West Africa in an effort that could cost up to $750 million over the next six months, according to senior administration officials.
                      http://www.washingtonpost.com/nation...y.html?hpid=z1

                      WASHINGTON — Under pressure to do more to confront the Ebola outbreak sweeping across West Africa, President Obama on Tuesday is to announce an expansion of military and medical resources to combat the spread of the deadly virus, administration officials said.
                      Officials said the military expected to send as many as 3,000 people to Africa to take charge of responding to the Ebola outbreak.
                      http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/16/wo...bola.html?_r=1

                      -Jon (is glad he's not one of them)
                      Last edited by Just Jon; 09-16-2014, 07:00 AM.
                      I'm for defending all rights for everyone.

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                      • #11
                        Maybe Obama's people got the memo wrong. It's far more likely he intended to send 3000 troops to Iraq and a few hundred advisors to fight Ebola, right?

                        Pete (sees confusion in the ranks)

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                        • #12
                          Well, from a conspiracy theory standpoint if you ever wanted to institute martial law and round up all the "political undesirables" declaring an ebola outbreak would be a great cover!

                          Steve (gives fuel for the paranoids)
                          "Democracy is a form of worship. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses." H.L. Mencken

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                          • #13
                            "The reality is that this epidemic is going to get worse before it gets better," Obama said at the Atlanta headquarters of the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

                            "But, right now, the world still has an opportunity to save countless lives. Right now, the world has the responsibility to act, to step up and to do more. The United States of America intends to do more," he added.
                            https://za.news.yahoo.com/obama-anno...040815217.html

                            "If the outbreak is not stopped now, we could be looking at hundreds of thousands of people affected, with profound economic, political and security implications for all of us," Obama said after briefings in Atlanta with doctors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and from Emory University, where Brantly and two other aid workers with Ebola have been treated.
                            http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...09-16-16-12-47

                            The time to act is probably long past.

                            Even President Obama's sending of 3,000 American troops to West Africa may not be enough to care for the swelling numbers of patients, experts said Tuesday. According to the World Health Organization, the outbreak has now affected about 5,000 people and killed half of them.

                            Daniel Lucey, who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone for three weeks last month, said the USA is in uncharted territory with this outbreak.

                            "It's not just Ebola, like the last 25 outbreaks," said Lucey, an adjunct professor of microbiology and immunology at Georgetown University Medical Center. He notes that previous outbreaks occurred in isolated rural areas. "This is urban Ebola. It's unprecedented and it's uncontrolled."
                            http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...rger/15734723/

                            The affected areas have to be strictly quarantined. Then treatment can be tried. Otherwise, there's no point.

                            -Jon (thinks these efforts may be futile and may simply get Americans killed)
                            Last edited by Just Jon; 09-17-2014, 06:45 AM.
                            I'm for defending all rights for everyone.

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                            • #14
                              Exactly how do troops fight ebola?

                              Pete (wonders if they're there to shoot people who try to leave quarantine)

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                              • #15
                                Originally posted by Plezercruz View Post
                                Exactly how do troops fight ebola?

                                Pete (wonders if they're there to shoot people who try to leave quarantine)
                                Troops have one quality that the rest of Americans don't have: they're forced to follow orders.

                                They could be used to enforce quarantines and provide security for medical personnel. They could be used (inappropriately) for whatever the President decides as well. Who knows? G. W. Bush used them as police in Iraq.
                                I'm for defending all rights for everyone.

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