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Comment: Re:Politically correct travel restrictions claptra (Score 1) 263

Duncan came from a place with Ebola most likely knowing he had Ebola. It is highly probable that he instructed his family on what not to do as well as took steps himself not to spread it.. I would consider that to be an off case because the general public does not know who you are, if you are infected, and i have yet to hear that duncan was eating breakfast at the table with the kids, lounging on the furnature and interacting with the family as normal people would. In fact, we have been told he did none of those things and stayed in the bedroom which the family avoided.

These people running around are in completely different scenarios.

Comment: Re:Gay? (Score 1) 677

by sumdumass (#48274721) Attached to: Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

That's right..

And don't you remember your mom scolding you when you pulled some bone headed stunt and she ended up saying "I hope you are proud of yourself" in an attempt to shame you?

In this context, every time someone says they are proud of themselves, I think of the time I put a PB&J sandwich in the slot for the betamax tapes when I was 4 or 5 or the time I scotch taped a bunch of tampons to the family cat because I over heard dad saying something and took it the wrong way. And yes, strangely enough, I was proud of myself until I got the ass whipping I deserved.

Comment: Re:Gay? (Score 2) 677

by sumdumass (#48274601) Attached to: Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

I wouldn't consider that a homophobic asshole comment. I mean do people think their statements exist in a void where they only apply to some things but not all that they would otherwise fit generally tight with?

If you were born that way, others can be born "their" way too. If it is unconstitutional to ban gay marriage because of equal rights, it is also unconstitutional to ban polygamy, incest (without intent to reproduce) and possibly several other things. The arguments made simply are not limited to the topics of the arguments. Another example, abortion, Roe.V.Wade made it unconstitutional to ban abortions relying largely on the 14th amendment saying a right to privacy existed because of the due process clause in it. But what is uncertain is if government health care or Obamacare (PPACA) invalidates that right to privacy claim because it is now the government's concern about what health care you have and treatments that can be performed associated with it.

So it is a legitimate inquiry to want to explore and understand how these arguments and laws being passed impact other aspects of society that has been taboo or forbidden also. IF there is a legitimate reason why they cannot be used, then it is perfectly fine to state it. IF there isn't, then it is still fine, we just have to have another reason or way to discriminate against that which we do not like.

Comment: Re:Gay? (Score 1) 677

by sumdumass (#48274535) Attached to: Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

General abuse, because it happened does not mean acceptable. It was and still is illegal to beat anyone regardless of if they were gay or strait or black or white or chines. At least during any of our lifetimes. Hell, it is even illegal to beat the holy hell out of an enemy soldier who just spent the last half hour trying to kill you.

Hell, in 1998, there was a national/international outcry against the murder of Mathew Shepard- a gay 22 year old who was robbed, pistol whipped, and tortured, then left hanging on a fence to die because of a bad drug deal.

Comment: Re:Politically correct travel restrictions claptra (Score 1) 263

by sumdumass (#48273943) Attached to: Ebola Forecast: Scientists Release Updated Projections and Tracking Maps

In many states, you are forbidden from riding a motorcycle without a helmet. You will be fined if you do not have one.

In fact, there seems to be only 2 states that do not have restrictions on operating a motorcycle without a helmet.

http://www.bikersrights.com/st...

Comment: Re:Politically correct travel restrictions claptra (Score 1) 263

by sumdumass (#48273875) Attached to: Ebola Forecast: Scientists Release Updated Projections and Tracking Maps

Bullshit..lol. Way to take your thinking cap off and burrying where you won't find it for a good long while.

The reason you cannot shoot firearms inside the city limits is because people make mistakes and miss their targets sending stray bullets that could harm or kill someone else. This is no different because she could be mistaken and infect others or worse yet, infect the wildlife which will infect others.

Comment: Re:OK, but ... (Score 0) 263

by sumdumass (#48272791) Attached to: Ebola Forecast: Scientists Release Updated Projections and Tracking Maps

http://www.who.int/mediacentre...

FFS, are you so daft that you cannot even look up something as simple as ebola and animals? All we need to do to start our own epidemic is to infect some animals. Can you ensure that would nevrr be possible to happen? I mean use you freaking brain. You cannot, this chik on a bike cannot, and the tests for ebola are not completely accurate when symptoms aren't showing. You also cannot control when symptomsvwill manifest and you are contageous either.

Comment: Re:Politically correct travel restrictions claptra (Score 1) 263

by sumdumass (#48272717) Attached to: Ebola Forecast: Scientists Release Updated Projections and Tracking Maps

No, its the same. But since the TSA already fondles grandma, then its a no brainer to quarentine them if for nothing other than the public's peace of mind. And yes, that is more or less why you cannot legally discharge a firearm inside the city limits or hunt within so many feet of a home in most states.

Comment: Re:OK, but ... (Score 1) 263

by sumdumass (#48271527) Attached to: Ebola Forecast: Scientists Release Updated Projections and Tracking Maps

Then your fantasies would be correct for the first time. But ignoring any other impending supernatural disaster, can you positively say with accuracy that it is impossible for anyone else to get it if she happens to be a carrier without or just begining to show symptoms? Read the post beside yours if you need a more plausible scenario.

Comment: Re:OK, but ... (Score 1) 263

by sumdumass (#48269303) Attached to: Ebola Forecast: Scientists Release Updated Projections and Tracking Maps

Or, shes outvriding her bike, cuts herself and bleeds a bit. An animal sniffs the blood and because infected, and because animals do not practice the same hygenes as humans, pass it along where it ends up infecting humans.

You don't think there is some powerful being in africa saying you need punished so here is an Ebola outbreak every 10 or 20 years do you?

Comment: Re:Politically correct travel restrictions claptra (Score 3, Insightful) 263

by sumdumass (#48269205) Attached to: Ebola Forecast: Scientists Release Updated Projections and Tracking Maps

Why is it that people in africa cannot follow science or these top expert's advice? Why is it that all 3 people mentioned above bt the GP have demonstrated that they cannot follow the science? Why is it that with everyone being an expert and the science already settled, is the outbreak still happening and people who know better are getting infected?

Here is the problem which is the same problem that happens in engineering, software development, sports, and quit a bit of other things in life as we know it. What works on paper, what works in theory, does not always work in practice. There are a number of reasons for this, a lot of them may not even be in your control. We just had a rocket explode on launch and i'm certain that everyone involved thought they did everything correctly, everything was right- until it was obvious it wasn't.

Almost- if not every state that requires a drivers license also requires the use of a seat belt for at least the driver when operating a car. Cars are completely safe and damage is rare when the rules are followed yet people mess it up all the time.

The experts can say anything they want. The mortality rate with Ebola is sky high compare to getting cancer and dieing from smoking yet we banchildren from doing it and restrict where people can smoke. Doing the bare minimum with Ebola is not rational considering the risks results in death more often than not. Statistically, you are less likely to die from a gunshot if a gun is shot around you than you are if you get Ebola. Quarentine is akin to wearing seatbelts, to laws against discharging firearms in certain areas, to smoking in certain areas, to wearing helmets while operating motorcycles.

Comment: Re:Tip of the iceberg (Score 1) 647

by sumdumass (#48266125) Attached to: Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

I hate to tell you but that site is no more accurate that someone trying to claim their religion is real. It makes assumption in specific ways in order to contrive its explaining away.

False implies you take it for fact. The problem is that the majority of what i first saw while skimming through it can be explained away as false too. Don't get caught up into belief around it.

Comment: Re:BS, they just use their iPhone (Score 1) 254

by sumdumass (#48265935) Attached to: Power and Free Broadband To the People

They probably have a newer and nicer car than you. I remember as a teen, going to visit a girl form school who lived in a low income government housing project. My 15 year old beater was actually in decent shape (faded paint, no dents, tires matched and had decent tread, engine ran smooth) but everyone at the complex had a 5 year old or newer car and some actually made fun of mine.

Some mysteries in life will never get solved I guess. I delivered pizzas for a while too and saw all sorts of nice and new cars in the low income areas. So many that I doubt they were there looking to score some crack or something illicit. They belonged there.

"Consequences, Schmonsequences, as long as I'm rich." -- "Ali Baba Bunny" [1957, Chuck Jones]

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