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41) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1587361)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
How a SWAT Team Upended My Baby’s Life — and Got Away with It

Officer safety is paramount, even at the expanse of thousands of maimed or dead innocent civilians.

Including their own spouses & children?

Ask about the LASD who intimidated the FBI ....
42) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1587299)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
How a SWAT Team Upended My Baby’s Life — and Got Away with It

Officer safety is paramount, even at the expanse of thousands of maimed or dead innocent civilians.
43) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1587252)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Perhaps in principle, the ban would be a good thing, but it would be totally unenforceable over 20,000 acres in practice. Although in 2011, New York introduced a ban on smoking in Central Park's 843 acres and all of the city's other parks and beaches. How is that working?

In the 1950's in Los Angeles county, 12,308 km2, nearly everyone had an incinerator for their trash. They banned them. It is working out very well.
44) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1587237)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/10/15/ebola-patient-traveled-day-before-diagnosis/
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The CDC has announced that the second healthcare worker diagnosed with Ebola — now identified as Amber Joy Vinson of Dallas — traveled by air Oct. 13, the day before she first reported symptoms.

The CDC is now reaching out to all passengers who flew on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth. The flight landed at 8:16 p.m. CT.

The CDC is asking all 132 passengers on the flight to call 1 800-CDC INFO (1 800 232-4636). Public health professionals will begin interviewing passengers about the flight after 1 p.m. ET.
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Is everyone fscking insane???


This whole thing is rapidly mushrooming into a gigantic fuster-cluck..

WHY were these people not ordered to not travel? Or at least put on the infamous 'no-fly' list???

Still think that 'industrialized nation's health care systems' can handle it?

It's Texas healthcare. Same Texas that is so loved when it comes to checking ID's at the polls. Same Texas that pushed for State's Rights, like the right not to follow the CDC since that is the illegal Federal Government messing in the Right of Texas to license and train its doctors.

Now when are the managers at that Dallas Hospital going to be charged with the crime of intentionally exposing their workers to a hazard without the proper PPE? Are they going to serve felony time? Or will this be handled like ballot box 13? Where is OSHA?
45) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1587175)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Nurses say 'the guidelines were constantly changing' at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital - and claims hazardous waste was left to pile to the ceiling in the room that Duncan was being treated.

Texas Hospitals, where you go when you want to get sick. Unfortunately, this is the best in American Hospital medicine, where profit is king.

If this takes hold & from what has been seen & heard worldwide to date, profit will be the least of your worries.

Someone mentioned earlier about "Industrialised Nations", well, we're seeing how they are managing.

Not looking good is it?

By the way, who was paying for this Liberian man's treatment anyway?

I suspect as soon as the lawsuits get filed for the crappy infection control the bean counters will scream loud enough that every place will have a good inventory of the correct personal protection equipment and there will be money for classes on how to use it even at overtime rates.

BTW did you all buy shares in the PPE makers?
46) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1586993)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Nurses say 'the guidelines were constantly changing' at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital - and claims hazardous waste was left to pile to the ceiling in the room that Duncan was being treated.

Texas Hospitals, where you go when you want to get sick. Unfortunately, this is the best in American Hospital medicine, where profit is king.
47) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1586777)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
update on a story in this thread.


Judge blocks disposal of Ebola victim’s incinerated belongings in Louisiana

The incinerated belongings of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan were bound for a Louisiana hazardous waste landfill — until the state's attorney general, Buddy Caldwell, raised concerns that the ashes could pose a danger to Louisiana's population.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/10/13/attorney-general-fights-disposal-of-ebola-victims-incinerated-belongings-in-louisiana/

OMG ashes are deadly, Film at 11:00! Someone should incinerate that politician for stupidity and require his ashes to be shot into the sun because of the risk of contamination.

I read that and could not believe it. But Gary do you really want to shoot him into the sun so his stupid DNA can fly back to earth on the solar wind:)

OMG never thought after being a plasma that the DNA would come back! Can't send it into deep space or we get Vger!
48) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : X37B (Message 1586776)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I wonder just how hard it would be to convert this craft for manned missions to the ISS

Extremely. There is no room for life support, cabin, crew controls, window ....
49) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1586694)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
update on a story in this thread.


Judge blocks disposal of Ebola victim’s incinerated belongings in Louisiana

The incinerated belongings of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan were bound for a Louisiana hazardous waste landfill — until the state's attorney general, Buddy Caldwell, raised concerns that the ashes could pose a danger to Louisiana's population.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/10/13/attorney-general-fights-disposal-of-ebola-victims-incinerated-belongings-in-louisiana/

OMG ashes are deadly, Film at 11:00! Someone should incinerate that politician for stupidity and require his ashes to be shot into the sun because of the risk of contamination.
50) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1586690)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
[I assume that all people who use alcohol should undergo the same measures?

Why not? Tobacco users too. If you engage in self destructive behaviors, society should not be required to pick up after you. You could look at it the same as if you pollute, you pick up after yourself, not society.

You link to articles that show how canaboids can help sick people then in the next paragraph you demand that these sick people have to carry a DNR order.

Sick people have prescriptions to present, recreational users don't.
51) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1586662)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
After you have read these http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=double+blind+Cannabinoids+study&btnG=&hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C5&as_vis=1 then maybe you will have enough knowledge to comment in this thread. Otherwise all I see here is reefer madness.

As to use, I'm Libertarian. Let them smoke, or use anything else. Just comes with a couple of catches. First you get a users card which you have to show to buy and the purchase is recorded. Second that users card is a DNR order. Third that card in an organ donor card, if a Doctor thinks any part of you isn't too drug addled to be of use to another, they cut it out. Fourth, you can't refuse a blood test if you are ever given a traffic ticket or involved in a motor vehicle accident. Fifth, if you have a drivers license, you are required to carry 5 times the regular liability and your insurance company has to have a users endorsement. Oh, don't get caught using and not have a card.
52) Message boards : Politics : Chimps... Are they people too? (Message 1586399)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Yeah but that is what happens if you declare them to be 'persons'. It means you get the same legal rights as human beings.



Personally, I wouldn't have any problem with that. They have equal rights as any human imo

Ah, then what's their draft number?
53) Message boards : Politics : Lump of rock or artwork? (Message 1586393)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
This is called "Art"?

Someone's having a laugh!

It was "commissioned."
54) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1586129)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
From I have read they employed tyvec gowns, gloves and face sheilds. Which is stupid. Face shields? Im betting she had an itch and unconsciously wiped her eyes, nose or what ever. You need level 4 hazmet gear not level 2.

?? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazmat_suit Seems to be A,B,C,D in the USA, not 1,2,3,4.
55) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1586124)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
What do you not understand about restrictive levels? With an incurable disease, there are no unrestrictive levels. Ah, that'll cost too much $$$$, we can't afford it.

The protocols being breached aren't the one where a bunch of bullet holes will stop it, so why are you bitching for a man to make bullet holes? Care to answer? Aren't those bullet holes going to lead to more exposures? Next time think before you type.

You seem to be able to afford it for those overseas wars of yours!

War? USA hasn't been in a war since WWII. Bloody nose diplomacy yes, war no.

My wars? I didn't vote for the bastard.

Afford it?! you owe me a keyboard.
56) Message boards : Politics : Chimps... Are they people too? (Message 1586119)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Why ridiculous?

Is the concept of 'people' going to be always and forever a 'Homo sapiens' only club? Or is it possible that at least certain members of other species might attain that status at some point?


If we are not going to be guilty of 'species-ism', what qualities would a non-human have to possess to be a 'person' under the law?

No, I would reserve person hood to anyone who is capable of asking for it or who is member of a species that as a species is capable of asking for it. So, for now that only includes humans. In the future it could include smart robots or intelligent alien species. A chimpanzee however, is normally incapable of asking for personhood. It needs to be done through his owners.

If you open it up to chimpanzees and basically say they are of equal standing in the eyes of the law as a human being, you are going to give them the same rights as human beings. So, that means that since they don't have a job, they have a right to welfare benefits. They have the right to medicare, they have the right for legal representation, you can't put them in zoos anymore, etc. More importantly if they get defined as person, you open up the gates to expand person hood to pretty much include pretty much all species on this planet. Which is a silly idea. Can you imagine it? A chimp getting welfare benefits?

Tarzan's Cheetah paying taxes on his movie residuals .....

I bet his owner did pay taxes.

Owner, is that anything like "Master?"
57) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1586013)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Oh as to your number 1, how do you ensure against stupidity breaching a protocol? The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Armed guards at each restrictive level answers that one.

What does an armed guard do to prevent stupidity? A protocol broken. Some one not taking their protective equipment off in a manner that continues their own protection? Protocol's are far more than preventing visitors! How does the armed guard prevent the error downstairs when the burn bag gets put in with the regular garbage? Do you even have a clue? Or are you venting just because you feel someone has to make noise? Just to be clear I'm calling your number 5 on you!
58) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1585965)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
All nice methods of education by example. They now reject western medicine as being an attempt to kill them. Again, what can you do when you can't educate?

The CIA breached an ethical and moral barrier that never should have been crossed. What great Nobel winning President signed off on those orders? Now we suffer the consequences.

Oh as to your number 1, how do you ensure against stupidity breaching a protocol? The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.

As to number 5, then we will let the MD's tell us that there is no need to restrict travel and have the politicians sit down and shut up.
59) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1585960)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Gang violence does not occur over weed, thats mostly stuff like crack. And you gang violence is far more the result of the poverty and lack of economic and social opportunities in a number of poor neighborhoods than it is over the US's drug policy.


Mikey,

Please stop speaking out of your behind. You don't know what you are talking about here.

Gang violence DOES occur over weed.
Gang violence is NOT confined to... poor neighborhoods.

A place I used to live about 20 years or so ago. A solid middle-class apartment complex in a solid middle-class suburb of Dallas. Two rival gangs of weed sellers had a turf war. And by 'war', I MEAN *WAR*.

1 apartment building (4 units) burned to the ground.
2 apartment buildings (8 units) damaged by fire.
12 vehicles torched and burned.
A good friend of mine (a co-worker) killed by a stray bullet.
A child in the complex killed by a stray bullet.
My cat killed by a stray bullet.

Everything was fine when I left for work that evening (I worked the night shift then).
I returned home to a war zone the next morning.

I moved as soon as possible.

+1 from the Barrio in East Los Angeles where there is less gang violence than the upscale million dollar mansions of Pasadena.

Of course he needs to talk about the violence in South and Central America and Mexico too. I hear London has its problems. Then there are the gangs like ISIL.
60) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases (Message 1585955)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
It does not. The question remains: Shouldn't we be worried about it spreading & what is being done to contain it. Who released it or used it to their advantage is not the issue here.

How do you propose to "DO SOMETHING" if you can't educate people how to avoid it?


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