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Very interesting Bloomberg article on disability

According to the map contained in article most of the people claiming social security disability payments are in the deep red South. That is Herr Drumph's country!


Enjoy the article!

BTW I'm not anxiously looking forward to the repeal of ACA and cuts to our safety nets. That will rile up the deep red South.

Trump gets bonked! NSFW!


Bernie Sanders Gains on Hillary Clinton in Bloomberg Early-State Polling

Source: Bloomberg News

Bernie Sanders is gaining on Hillary Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire, with an appeal as an issue-oriented protest vehicle potentially capable of slowing any coronation of the popular front-runner.

In simultaneous surveys, the U.S. senator from Vermont received nearly a quarter of support from likely Democratic caucus and primary voters in the states that host the first presidential nomination balloting early next year, cutting sharply into Clinton's still-huge lead.

The polls suggest substantive and symbolic support for the socialist, as well as a craving among some Democrats for a Clinton rival to rise.

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-06-25/bernie-sanders-gains-on-hillary-clinton-in-bloomberg-early-state-polling

YES! Now Bernie is at 24%!!!
Feel the Burn!

Fear of Ebola versus fear of AIDS...a very interesting story

Ebola: From Microscope to Spotlight

Here are some snips of the article from Emory Hospital

International media coverage of the treatment of patients at Emory University Hospital (EUH), two patients sent to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, and two cases at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has focused attention on the Ebola crisis and spurred increased response from the American government and governments around the world. This support is critical, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which warns that the disease could become endemic, infecting more than one million people by January, if efforts to thwart its spread are not “drastically escalated.”

At Emory, infectious diseases specialist Bruce Ribner had been preparing for twelve years to treat a case like Brantly’s.

In 2002, officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approached Emory with the request that the two organizations work together to develop a special isolation unit at EUH. They wanted a secure place to bring CDC employees—from the headquarters or from the field—who had been exposed to or infected with any number of dangerous pathogens.

Slabach remembers encountering the subject of Ebola as a high school student in Virginia when he read The Hot Zone by Richard Preston. The 1994 best seller examined the origins of the Ebola viruses and gave vivid descriptions of early outbreaks in Africa and one in a primate facility in Reston, Virginia, that had government agencies frantically working to identify and contain the deadly virus.

The gruesome depictions of Ebola’s symptoms in the book and in movies like Outbreak, as well as the widely publicized 40 to 90 percent mortality rate of the disease, were fuel for the explosion of negative public reaction that accompanied the first announcement that Brantly was being brought back to the US for treatment. Opponents lashed out in fear, and Ribner bore much of the impact.

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There's a lot more at link below. It really shows what the real human side of the fears and turmoils the medical workers went though. It makes the fear mongers of politicians seem so stupid. Just like in those early days of AIDS when it first came out.


Cantor toon

I'm quitting, too

This angry old white male Masshole just voted!

I just voted for Obama-Biden and Elizabeth Warren. It was fun exercising my awesome power in kicking Scott Brown's butt! Only 5 minutes wait in line. Now I'm just kicking back and watch all channels including FOX. LOL I just can't wait to see Scott shart! Oh yea and see if Rmoney condecence the election.

Hey do you think gun rights enthusiasts are ticked off finding out that Romney did sign

assault weapons ban in Mass? I'm curious how many knew that before it was brought out in the open in debate by Candy Crowley.


Say it Obama... Why is Rmoney's money offshore???? That will kill him!

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