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[#] Mon Oct 13 2014 10:52:18 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Hm... probably the right approach there, vince-q.

[#] Wed Oct 15 2014 09:13:31 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Predictably, communist democrats are blaming the Ebola outbreak on the GOP, citing sequester cuts to the NIH's budget that would have otherwise been used for disease prevention.

ORLY?

[ http://tinyurl.com/ozn47c2 ]

Not only did we give the NIH *more* funding than Obama (may he die of Ebola) requested, but here's what they spent it on:

* $939,000 to study the mating habits of fruit flies

* $325,000 to study marriage habits

* $257,000 to build an online game to go with the White House garden

* $117,000 to find out that most chimpanzees are right handed

* $592,000 to study those same chimpanzees throwing poop around

* $181,000 to determine how cocaine enhances the sex life of quail

NIH funding was $30.15 billion this year, up from $17.84 billion in 2000.
But yeah, go ahead and blame Republicans.

[#] Wed Oct 15 2014 09:48:34 EDT from vince-q @ Cascade Lodge BBS

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NIH funding was $30.15 billion this year, up from $17.84 billion in
2000.
But yeah, go ahead and blame Republicans.



Just in the current fiscal year, the House initiated an increase in spending of $300 million for the CDC. More than the Obama budget requested.

How DARE those lying bastards...
But then, lib-tard-democraPs - to be expected from that ilk.

[#] Wed Oct 15 2014 10:15:34 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Bah.. private enterprise should have handled it anyway. Why should those hospitals have public funds to do what they ought to be doing anyway?

[#] Wed Oct 15 2014 13:03:51 EDT from vince-q @ Cascade Lodge BBS

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Most hospitals, at least back on the East Coast, are Sec. 501(c)3 charitable organizations (non-profit) and exist on insured patients and donations/endowments.

They are extremely nonpolitical and very much "into" community service (pro bono).

And I'm talking some seriously great hospitals, such as Einstein Medical Center, Hahnemann, Unv. of Pennsylvania, Temple Univ Hospital, Jefferson, etc.

And some of those are among the best teaching hospitals in the country.

[#] Wed Oct 15 2014 13:37:05 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Bah.. private enterprise should have handled it anyway. Why should
those hospitals have public funds to do what they ought to be doing
anyway?


Handled what? Ebola? It's (mostly) not here yet. (Though that could change quickly.) Needs to be handled in Africa.

[#] Thu Oct 16 2014 09:22:27 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I was mostly joking, and attempting to highlight (through sarcasm) one of the problems of an overreliance on private enterprise to solve all problems.

The ebola problem does need to be handled in Africa. And here, as well, before it spreads to more than just the two health care workers infected by it.

[#] Thu Oct 16 2014 09:49:18 EDT from vince-q @ Cascade Lodge BBS

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"In those days, the Lord God did suffer unto mankind the knowledge of the means by which the whole world might be destroyed."
['A Canticle for Leibowitz', Miller, "Fiat Lux" section]

[#] Thu Oct 16 2014 11:35:59 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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Hah.. Nice quote Vince. One of my favorite books in high school days.

[#] Thu Oct 16 2014 11:48:21 EDT from vince-q @ Cascade Lodge BBS

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Oct 16 2014 8:35am from wizard of aahz @uncnsrd (Uncensored) in Politics
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Hah.. Nice quote Vince. One of my favorite books in high school days.




Heh!

"We are the Centuries!
We are the chinchoppers and the gollywhoppers, and soon we shall discuss the amputation of your head!"

Frightening just how much of "Canticle" remains relevant to this day.

Only thing you'd have to add to that quote to "be today" is...
"Allahu akhbar!"

[#] Thu Oct 16 2014 11:54:33 EDT from vince-q @ Cascade Lodge BBS

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Story time

Back during the many years in NJ where I taught AP Physics, I always assigned a group project for the entire class. This particular year was "Create a Video depicting a Major Theme from Science Fiction that would be Relevant for Today".

The class decided to do the "Opening Credits" (basically what we, today, would call a "trailer") for a fictional "Coming Soon" of the thing they picked: "A Canticle for Leibowitz".

They did an exceptional job. And to get my attention, the music they chose was the Prelude from the first act of Die Walkure.

It actually ended up being "almost" professional quality - and left you with the "I can't wait to go to the theater and see this one!" feeling.

To this day I am waiting for some film producer, somewhere, to actually DO "Canticle" for the big screen. Hell, I'd even settle for a TV version like they did with "The Stand" some 15 or so years back.

But it won't happen.
Much too "Catholic" for the lib-tards.

[#] Fri Oct 17 2014 14:59:37 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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Canticle remains relevant today because the same issues with religion that have existed for thousands of years are still here. We have yet to get them resolved. It'll probably still be relevant 2000 years from now.. If we haven't nuked ourselves to anhilation before that.

[#] Fri Oct 17 2014 15:27:55 EDT from vince-q @ Uncensored

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And similarly, Canticle gives us the comfort of knowing that if our civilization falls, the Church will be (as She has always been) here to gather up the remnants, record them, keep the records, and make them available when the right person at the right time makes the Appearance.

After every fall there is a rebirth.
Every advanced culture has its Thon Taddeo *and* its Hannegan.
That's part of the fun!

[#] Sun Oct 19 2014 08:57:14 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Well, the Church better start heating up that plan, because civilization could fall pretty quickly here.

This is unconfirmed, but "sources say" [cite: http://tinyurl.com/mv45zph ] that Barry O is planning to bring foreign Ebola patients *into* the US for treatment.

What could possibly go wrong?

The conspiracy theorist in me says that he wants a Reichstag fire. Massive plague in the US would be the excuse the radical leftists need to shut down that pesky Constitution and take their rightful place as a totalitarian government.
Obama isn't just an extreme leftist; he's also a sociopath.

[#] Sun Oct 19 2014 08:57:52 EDT from Mike Godwin @ Uncensored

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I wholeheartedly agree with the above post! Obama is the Hitler of our time!


[#] Sun Oct 19 2014 13:58:13 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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Wow, Mr. Godwin respond within the same minute as IGnat's post... if I was a conspiracy nut I might think there
is some trickery going on here,

[#] Sun Oct 19 2014 14:25:15 EDT from vince-q @ Cascade Lodge BBS

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Let me go on the record, with witnesses available if needed, that I have been predicting that Obama would pull a "Reichstag Fire" as long as 3 years ago.

I stand by that prediction.

We have two hopes that it, and he, will not prevail:

1. the Second Amendment
2. Oathkeepers. See http://www.oathkeepers.org

And if "they" try to shut down the internet, there is a literal army of licensed radio amateurs with the hardware and capability to have a mesh network going via WiFi for public access and the ampr.org backbone for transport.

Rule 0: when the shit hits the fan, so do the rules.

[#] Mon Oct 20 2014 10:25:31 EDT from the_mgt @ Uncensored

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The bitter sweetest irony is that your state maintains no-flight lists for people, on reasons such as "he once had a beard" or "he sat next to a muslim", but somehow everybody who comes from an ebola infested country gets a warm welcome. This whole focus on internet observation and data has made the state agencies blind for real threats. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2747965/I-ve-never-seen-Border-Patrol-Filmmaker-shows-Ebola-infected-ISIS-terrorist-sneak-Lake-Erie-Canada-Cleveland-RICIN-Rock-Roll-Hall-Fame.html

The first time I heard that people who caught an ebola infection in Africa were flown out of Africa, I instantly had scenes from "12 Monkeys" on my mind. Every single state in the world is capable of looking away from any starvation, genocide, environmental catastrophe all of the time, but then one "good guy" catches a highly infective disease and they are all like "well, fly them over, we can perfectly control it."

And we can clearly see that not every hospital nurse or doctor is capable of doing the right thing when some person with such an infection shows up.



[#] Tue Oct 21 2014 10:23:04 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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And if "they" try to shut down the internet, there is a literal army


"They" are already trying to do so. The takeover of ICANN/IANA by the UN is certainly intended to allow terrorist-controlled nations to shut down "blasphemous" sites. It's a very slippery slope from that point on.

[#] Tue Oct 21 2014 10:51:17 EDT from vince-q @ Cascade Lodge BBS

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Oct 21 2014 7:23am from IGnatius T Foobar @uncnsrd (Uncensored) in Politics
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And if "they" try to shut down the internet, there is a literal army



"They" are already trying to do so. The takeover of ICANN/IANA by the

UN is certainly intended to allow terrorist-controlled nations to shut

down "blasphemous" sites. It's a very slippery slope from that point

on.



Perhaps. Perhaps not.
Over the years I have lost count of the times folks have said "the internet is over." Beginning with the introduction of the web back when everyone was using telnet or ssh to get online through university sites or "borrowed" .com sites and from there using ftp, gopher or WAIS to grab files, and telnet/ssh to visit other locations.
When the web (and browsers) came along, all the "veterans" yelled "the internet is over." It wasn't. It changed. I can agree that it may not have completely been for the better, but there are parts of the change that are good; parts not so good.
As far as ICANN/IANA being run by the UN or by the lib-tards in DC, I'm trying to discern the difference and finding that difficult. Of course, it is still possible in the US to change our leadership through the ballot box, but fears arise about how the efficacy of *that* will stand the test of time.

The 2014 elections are exactly two weeks from today.

I am expecting a ground-swell of disgust with Obama to sweep many new Conservative (or at least not DemonCraps) into the House and the Senate.

As things appear today, here's my prediction:

a) in the House, a net gain of 8 to 15 seats for the Republicans.
b) in the Senate, a net gain of 7 to 12 seats for the Republicans.

The People are *that* fed up.
The People have finally come to realize that the asshole in the White House was a ****huge**** mistake.
The People have come to the understanding that there is a huge difference between Liberalism and what today's demonCraps like to call "liberalism." And never they twain shall meet.
To the point that:
If JFK were running today, he'd have to be a Republican.
If Nixon were running today, he'd have to be a DemonCrap.

My heavens; how things they be a'changin'!

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