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Cruise ship with monitored health worker returns

Closing borders actually doesn't work, but neither does 'self monitoring' or the other crap we're doing now. I don't understand why we can't have 21 day quarantines before people can enter the US from the hot zones (there's really nothing so urgent that you can't wait a few weeks, right?). I also don't understand why someone thinks it's a good idea to go on a cruise or any other trip after you've potentially been exposed to this virus. Wait 3 weeks! Sheesh folks, it's not complicated...

posted @ Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 15:32

Food deliveries in Sierra Leone to fight Ebola

Always heartening to see at least some people are effectively combating this disease with commonsensical programs. Unlike the folks injecting politics or religion into it.

posted @ Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 11:00

Obama weighs Ebola czar; Texas toughens monitoring

Again, EBOLA DOESN'T VOTE! Infusing our response to it with politics is counterproductive. Look at the virus and how it spreads rationally and scientifically, and create policies to counter it based on that information not political affiliation, or who is feeling victimized today, or whatever. Crap like this is why we haven't gotten a handle on this outbreak yet.

posted @ Friday, October 17, 2014 - 09:50

Dallas nurses cite sloppy conditions in Ebola care

Viruses don't vote and the only 'morality' they recognize is the need to reproduce so injecting politics or ethics into a our attempts to control an outbreak is counterproductive to say the least. The sooner we humans realize this the better. History seems to show that we *never* realize this, however. There are days when I think we're the stupidest species on the planet...

posted @ Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 10:37

Second person tied to Gurley investigation lawyers up

Having a hard time caring about this. Start paying the players (it's a free market, right?) and move on.

posted @ Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 22:38

1st Ebola patient diagnosed in US dead

@OCCountry: I largely agree with you, but would like to point out that he was actually from Liberia and came here to (allegedly--it's also possible he came here to get access to better medical care in case he got sick) visit his girlfriend. Also, he apparently got infected when he rushed to help a pregnant woman who collapsed--she turned out to have Ebola, unfortunately. He definitely shouldn't have travelled though, and we should have caught this much earlier than we did.

Anyway, the fact that this case got mishandled so badly doesn't help me rest easy on this, I can tell you that!

posted @ Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 17:22

Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in US

@butterflyink21: Soldiers are trained to do a wide variety of things--I know because I was one (11B, 11M). The ones being sent over will, by and large, be building field hospitals and such so the locals have the tools they need to combat the disease themselves (you're right on that--the ultimate defense here is education but that only goes so far when the only place a sick person can go for treatment is back home, where they have a high chance of infecting the rest of their family). This is very much our problem--as I said, Ebola doesn't respect borders or politics so the best approach to combating it is one that ignores them too.

posted @ Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 17:14

Athens health officials say EHR 'flaw' in Texas Ebola case more human error than tech

@BHbanter: totally unexpected?! You realize several thousand people have died (and are dying) of this disease, which has a fatality rate of 50% or thereabouts, right? You also realize there's no cure (although there are a few possibilities)? This is *exactly* the thing medical professionals should be looking for, especially if the patient is coming from one of the Ebola hotspots! If they missed it, they either weren't doing their jobs or are incompetent. Neither one bodes well for us.

posted @ Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 13:40

Seriously, what can't Todd Gurley do for the Bulldogs?

Doesn't it bug anyone that he doesn't get paid for his hard work? People are making millions off of him and his teammates, and he's getting pennies on the dollar. Seems anti-capitalistic.

posted @ Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 13:37

Dallas hospital confirms first Ebola case in US

@butterflyink21: Going over there to stop this disease at it's source is the smart thing to do, mainly because Ebola is an RNA virus. That means it mutates very easily, and every time it infects a new host there's a possibility that it could become even more lethal (do we really want it to become an airborne disease?). It's a small possibility, granted, but the more people that contract the disease the greater the likelihood that this outbreak will become even more catastrophic. Are you willing to take that chance? Viruses don't care about political affiliation, so I'd suggest you do the same in this case--plenty of other things to yell at Obama about but this isn't one of them.

posted @ Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 09:22

Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson

@theold33: Yea, but to my recollection nobody said an entire race were 'animals' based on the actions of those two idiots (and lets make no mistake--the two people you mentioned are morons, plain and simple). If you want to call someone an idiot, feel free, but don't think for a second that they represent any broad swaths of humanity (gender, race, religion, whatever) when you do so. That's just silly.

posted @ Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 21:20

Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson

@FancyFree: Seriously?! I haven't commented in months, but your idiocy prompted me to respond. There are plenty of 'black people' who have nothing to do with this rioting so if you think an entire group of people should be defined by the few idiots in their midst well, you're dumber than you sound (and that's a real accomplishment, believe me). By your logic all white people are serial killers (because, you know, Bundy) and drunken idiots (because, you know, fraturnitards on the weekend in downtown Athens).

Such idiocy (on both sides in this case)....

posted @ Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 21:22

Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

It's still amazing to me that idiots like this guy commit murders and such in Texas of all places. They're like retarded lemmings.

posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 10:49

Man arrested after taking condoms, alcohol mixers from Kroger

OK, I can understand everything else on his list, but what would he need trash bags for? I'm drawing a blank on that one.

posted @ Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 11:55

Creature Comforts Brewery builds out in downtown Athens

@yeti: It's ok, I won't narc you out! Wink

posted @ Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 11:51

Downtown Athens infrastructure work begins Tuesday

@Digdug: In their defense, they didn't say *why* the trees were at the end of their lifespan! Wink

posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 20:34

'Sister Wives' family humbled by polygamy ruling

@Crusader: this will be my last response to you, because you're clearly incapable of reasoned debate. First, I suggest you find an encyclopedia or look on the Internet for a picture of a human being. Shouldn't take long, and you should be able to recognize one (hint: they look like the relatively hairless, bipedal--that means two legs!-creatures you see around you every day driving cars, shopping, stuff like that). Now look up a picture of, say, a dog--these are quadrupedal (4 legs!) creatures that are covered in fur. They also can be seen running around, crapping, barking, activities of that nature. Now, and this is the hard part, try to understand that the dogs can't marry the humans and vice versa because *they're not the same species!* That's the critical part right there. If you can figure that out I think you'll have reached a watershed moment in your life and perhaps understand the larger issues with gay marriage and such, but I'll be honest, given your posts here I'm not holding my breath.

Have a good evening, sir.

posted @ Monday, January 13, 2014 - 19:51

Athens construction site burglarized

@matt1141a: Again with the Athens bashing. Where do you live?

posted @ Monday, January 13, 2014 - 19:42

'Sister Wives' family humbled by polygamy ruling

It's really hard to have any sort of conversation with someone who doesn't recognize the difference between people and animals. That goes for PETA as well as the usual bestialilty-gay marriage trolls.

posted @ Monday, January 13, 2014 - 19:02

First batch of chemical weapons taken out of Syria

@Stinky_Dawg_Luvin: Such a bad idea. If these very terrorists and thugs capture these weapons, who do you think they'd try to use them on? Getting all of them out of the country and destroyed is in everyone's best interest.

posted @ Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 18:14

Police file on Newtown yields chilling portrait

Yea, not sure what thought processes are involved with allowing your violent, anti-social kid access to firearms. Lot of self-delusion going on there.

posted @ Saturday, December 28, 2013 - 11:32

Police: No beer led to ceramic squirrel stabbing

Well, I guess if you really want to stab someone with a ceramic squirrel, a lack of beer is as good a reason as any.

posted @ Saturday, December 28, 2013 - 11:26

Athens woman bites police officer

If she wasn't babbling the whole time I'd think this was the start of a local zombie infestation. Wink

posted @ Friday, December 27, 2013 - 10:47

Athens unemployment rate hits 5-year low

If Athens does well, I'd think the surrounding counties would also benefit as this isn't an either-or type of situation.

posted @ Friday, December 27, 2013 - 10:42

UGA's Morehead closer to filling administrative team

I've also heard rumors that they're looking for a new Library director--can anyone confirm?

posted @ Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 12:03

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