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  •  Yes, Exactly bear83. I put so much other crap on (3+ / 0-)

    top of it most people probably missed the most important part. This is called "burying the lede."  Why the heck don't they call it burying the "lead?" Maybe they do. I was never fortunate enough to go to Journalism school. I had to learn in the School of Hard Knocks.  Anyhow, here's he main point.

    Our hopes and prayers our with the victims and their loved ones. Let's hope they contain and control this outbreak as soon as possible.

    Of special interest to us as Democrats is that outbreaks such as this highlight the need for local, national, and even international governmental responses to act as agents of the collective good. Guinea deserves praise that all medical services are being provided free in this case. Imagine that they had a health care system like ours, where uninsured patients were hesitant to call ambulances or report symptoms for fear of costs that might leave them bankrupt.  

    Public health responses during epidemics are best handled by government looking out for the best interests of all of our people, not by for-profit companies catering only to their clients who can pay for their services. Where would we be now if we had not invested in developing the capabilities of the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and other kinds of public and global health organizations the Republicans want to cut?

    "Seriously, Folks, WTH?" - ("What the Heck? "h/t Joan McCarter, Seriously, Florida. WTF?)

    by HoundDog on Sun Mar 30, 2014 at 10:17:18 PM PDT

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    •  That's still too much. (3+ / 0-)
      Of special interest to us as Democrats is that outbreaks such as this highlight the need for local, national, and even international governmental responses to act as agents of the collective good.  ...

      Public health responses during epidemics are best handled by government looking out for the best interests of all of our people, not by for-profit companies catering only to their clients who can pay for their services. Where would we be now if we had not invested in developing the capabilities of the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and other kinds of public and global health organizations the Republicans want to cut?

      Take that Rick Perry you mindless idiot!

      And, Paul Ryan, who walks around with that dopey grin as if he's trying to do good when anyone with good sense should run in terror when they see that heartless bastard coming. Sorry to use harsh and ugly language folks but bear83 is telling it like it is.

      Can you imagine the unmitigated disaster the world would be facing if we didn't have the World Health Organization rushing to the front lines on this epidemic to contain it? That's the kind of world that ridiculous cheeseball Paul Ryan is trying to create!

      And, we're supposed to sit here and be polite? You folks have no idea how polite and well behaved I've been being. I could be showing you pictures of these Ebola victims that would make you barf right on your keyboards.

      Go google Ebola images and scan a few pages if you don't believe me.

      Those heartless and stupid Republicans are really starting to get to me. I don't know how much longer I can just sit here and pretend that they are somehow just ordinary human beings from a different political party rather than victims of some defect in either their hearts, their brains, or their souls. I'm sorry. I know this is terrible. But, this Ebola epidemic and all this suffering is getting to me.

      And, the Global warming. These would be tremendously hard challenges even if we had he whole human race team working together doing our best to help each other with all of us trying to figure what our best individual way of contributing could be.

      But to have such a large group of people intentional going out of their way to be regressive, stupid, cruel, and backward is frustrating.

      Sorry.

      "Seriously, Folks, WTH?" - ("What the Heck? "h/t Joan McCarter, Seriously, Florida. WTF?)

      by HoundDog on Sun Mar 30, 2014 at 10:29:52 PM PDT

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      •  Stupidity is common among GOP officials (5+ / 0-)

        Remember Bobby Jindal and his idiotic comments about volcano monitoring? Or Oklahoma officials who oppose state funding for tornado shelters in schools?

        And who is the first to complain about 'big government's'
        failures when a disaster happens and FEMA can't wave their magic wand to fix it?

        Republicans seem to think if you can't privatize it and make a buck from it, it's not worth the trouble. Idiots.

        Election Day is Nov 4th, 2014 It's time for the Undo button on the 2010 Election.

        by bear83 on Sun Mar 30, 2014 at 11:03:34 PM PDT

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        •  I feel bad I said such unkind things. I hope Wee (2+ / 0-)
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          a2nite, bear83

          Mama and the Good People group I'm part of don't see this. I can't remember their names. We ask is it kind, is it true, is it necessary?

          Heck if all three of these at the same time I'd barely be able to talk at all. But, I believe they are right. That's the direction I'm trying to go in.

          Except the last one should be "Useful" not necessary.

          Let's just pretend this didn't happen, shall we? And, I shall owe you one.

          Maybe I"ll pull this post down. Can you imagine how disappointed the community might be with me if they learned that the HoundDog sometimes looses his temper and uses harsh and ugly language when referring to Republicans late at night?

          "Seriously, Folks, WTH?" - ("What the Heck? "h/t Joan McCarter, Seriously, Florida. WTF?)

          by HoundDog on Sun Mar 30, 2014 at 11:16:56 PM PDT

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