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Brilliant.. mahalo yc! 'Hey, I'm not a scientist,' which really translates into: '

'I accept that man-made climate change is real, but if I say so I will be run out of town by a bunch of fringe elements,' " he said. "So I am just going to pretend like—I don't know—I can't read."

"I mean, I'm not a scientist either, but I've got this guy, John Holdren, he's a scientist. I've got a bunch of scientists at NASA and I've got a bunch of scientists at EPA."

"I'm not a doctor either, but if a bunch of doctors tell me that tobacco can cause lung cancer then I'll say, 'OK!' It's not that hard."

This goes with my reply on this.. down thread.


It's not freaking brain surgery, George p.

A beautiful tribute to your friend, William~ Such a Wonderful Poem for Friends..

Friends Are Like Rainbows.. and Stars.. You don't always see them but you know they're there.

The Blundering Rise And Epic Fall Of The Christie-Cuomo Ebola Quarantine

By Dylan Scott PublishedOctober 27, 2014, 2:18 PM EDT

"If anything is clear from the reporting of the nurse who was quarantined in a New Jersey hospital over Ebola fears, it's that the actual quarantine itself was handled miserably. Nurse Kaci Hickox, who returned to the U.S. via Newark airport Friday after treating Ebola patients for Doctors Without Borders in Sierra Leone, described her treatment as "a frenzy of disorganization." She was so flustered that a forehead reading showed her with a fever -- which was then used as reason to quarantine her. Later, they took her temperature again and no fever registered. She was kept in quarantine anyway.

Further reported details of Hickox's predicament made clear that, although New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo were anxious to show resolve and order the quarantine, their local health officials weren't ready to carry out the order in any way that resembled humane treatment.

According to CNN, Hickox was placed in a tent inside the isolation ward at University Hospital in Newark almost simultaneously to the quarantine policy being put in effect. She was not allowed to take her luggage with her into quarantine and was forced to wear paper scrubs. She had no shower or flushable toilet -- she also lacked any form of entertainment, no television and no reading materials. She had to speak with her lawyers through a narrow window in the tent.

She said she mostly spent her time staring at walls -- until she started to take her story national in a first-person narrative for the Dallas Morning News and in her Sunday interview with CNN.


New York Daily News ✔ @NYDailyNews
Prisoner Zero: http://nydn.us/1xvl00m
2:13 AM - 27 Oct 2014


Best Wishes to Nurse Kaci Hickox a real hero! Mahalo!

Edit: to add.. from the link..

"Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health

"I don't want to be directly criticizing the decision that was made. But we have to be careful that there aren't unintended consequences," he said on Meet The Press. "We need to treat them, returning people, with respect, and make sure that they're really heroes. So the idea that we're being a little bit draconian, there are other ways to protect."

Ages... well like

rotten fish.

Still bitter after all these years.. Tavis Smiley is another one who is advocating not to vote.. caught this snippet tonight..

"Not all African Americans leaders are encouraging black voter turnout, however, even in the shadow of Ferguson. Journalist and pundit Tavis Smiley said in a recent interview with ABC News that "if you're black or brown, other than helping to save the Democrats' hide," there are no good reasons to turn out to vote this November. Smiley claimed that Democratic appeals to black voters are more about election year politics than a genuine desire to change policies."

applegrove http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=5720321

Good on you, demwing! Getting him to come around to see the light after being sucked into

apathy(Wrong Wrong Wrong).


"When that happens, politicians stop caring about what affects that age group, and they tailor their messages, platforms, and policies to age groups that ARE engaged."

My son and I were just talking about a thread on DU recently where the OP's daughter had broken her heart with a post on FB saying she wasn't voting this year. My son is older but just started voting after he saw what the bush coup did to our country. And, he does know there's a big difference between the two parties.. he's always posting the dif on FB. I'm proud of him.

Good to see, kentuck! 2 or 3 dead eye graphics to denote just what the Lexington Journal is sayin'

Exactly napkinz.. Thank YOU!

He doesn't want Any of their BULLSHITE

So, What the heck has Obama done so far?.. rofl..


Noam Levey: Number Of Latinos With Insurance Coverage Surges Under Healthcare Law

"The federal healthcare law has dramatically increased coverage among Latinos, according to a new report that provides a comprehensive look at the effects of the Affordable Care Act on a historically underinsured community. Overall, the percentage of Latinos ages 19 to 64 lacking health coverage fell from 36% to 23% between summer 2013 and spring 2014. That parallels a broader increase in coverage that has taken place since insurance marketplaces opened last fall and states began expanding Medicaid under the healthcare law.

The overall uninsured rate for U.S. adults under 65 plummeted from 20% to 15% in the same period, according to the Commonwealth Fund, a nonprofit group that studies U.S. and global health systems. Other surveys have shown similar declines. “The Affordable Care Act appears to be working for millions of Latinos who, as a group, have long faced the nation’s highest uninsured rates,” said the Commonwealth Fund’s Michelle Doty, the report’s lead author. “These substantial improvements will mean better health and healthcare for millions of people.” The Medicaid expansion proved particularly important for Latinos, the Commonwealth Fund report indicates. In states that expanded Medicaid, including California, the uninsured rate among working-age Latino adults dropped by about half, from 35% to 17%."


A year ago on this day..

On This Day – Pete Souza: “A young girl captures the President’s attention as he greeted customers at Junior’s Cheesecake with New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio in Brooklyn.” Oct. 25, 2013

Mahalo, she, for your OP~


Everyone is suppose to suck up whatever version G-S comes up with.. just like they do.. OR..

we shouldn't be able to "sleep at night".. Rofl

"The Edward Snowden Documentary Accidentally Exposes His Lies"

"Snowden’s leaks aren’t primarily aimed at returning transparency or triggering a public debate; they are about creating his preferred policy outcomes, outcomes that usually involve a weaker state. This becomes even more apparent as Greenwald explains how he intends not only to release information about government programs, but present it in as “brutal” and alarmist a light as possible. The leaks were aimed not just to inform, but to frighten."

"..The implication is that Snowden has been targeted and persecuted by the government because he is a dissenter. This is false. Snowden is a dissenter, but he is also a law-breaker. And the latter is the reason he has been targeted. There are a host of journalists, pundits, and commentators who share Snowden’s views, and they are all dissenters. But as far as I know, journalist Conor Friedersdorf and anchor Piers Morgan do not fear arrest."

They're always trying to make Ed out to be a big whiny victim hiding over there in Russia behind Putin's shield.. whining about the USA and other countries but not a damn thing about the Dic Putin.. guess Ed's not stupid.

"But what comes after is a tale of narcissism and cowardice. Egged on by Greenwald and Guardian journalist Ewen MacAskill, who constantly ask him when he will “go public,” and a WikiLeaks community eager to hold him up as a banner of resistance, Snowden develops a world-historical view of himself and a twisted understanding of what constitutes bravery. Suddenly, and without explanation, keeping Snowden out of the reach of the American government becomes an issue of paramount importance. “Fuck the skulking!” declares Snowden, while Greenwald urges him to “feel the power” of their bold stand against oppression. Shortly thereafter, Snowden practices hiding under a green umbrella and sneaks onto a flight for Russia."

"The movie also unmasks Snowden as a liar desperate to return to Americans’ good graces." Good.. because that's what he is.

"Snowden is clearly trying to rehabilitate his image as a patriot. But Snowden is not a patriot, and he might be better off simply trying to get his story straight."

Janey http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025714352

If it's not a Koch blowing monie$$$ up his way then why bother, eh?

ol mitch must be thinking.. it's better to keep his mouth shut and have people think you're stupid then debate Alison Grimes and have it confirmed.

mahalo kpete
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