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  • 1

    bass4funk

    Finally, finally. Dealing with these carriers was like dealing with a communications mafia. This is really worth celebrating.

    Posted in: Japan's wireless carriers told to unlock phones from next May

  • -4

    bass4funk

    She's, uhh, got a pretty darned good point here. If there is no scientific basis for the quarantine, then why enforce it? Just to make the public "feel" better? That's simply stupid and only serves to perpetuate misinformation about how the disease is actually transmitted and spread.

    This is just mind-numbing lunacy! Dr. Spencer lied when he said, he didn't have any symptoms went all over the place, came into contact with people, went bowling. He was asked, have you been out, and he replied that he was quarantining himself. His Metrocard was comphiscated and it was discovered that Spencer did indeed travel around NYC. The same goes with Dr. Nancy Snyderman, lied and got a maid fired because she lied about her Ebola quarantine and now Hickox is just throwing up her middle finger?? Why NOT enforce the quarantine since there is NO scientific base to fully know. Wouldn't it be safer to error on the side of caution, rather than take a chance? It's NOT Guantanamo and she wouldn't be there forever, just 21 days. She can get all the best DVD and TV shows and best Italian take out or Chinese, whichever, relax use Facebook and other social media outlets to communicate and wait patiently. Pham did it and she's fine. But these people are extremely selfish and DO NOT care about anyone but their right to do whatever they want. If it's the common cold, fine, go out and wear a mask, try not to cough on people. But Ebola is NOT the common cold! Again, with the government and DWB and the CDC not taking a very hard and serious look at the seriousness and the deadliness of this disease and constantly changing protocols, you will never get this thing under control!

    Also, it bears noting that Ms. Hickox volunteered for Doctors Without Borders in an ebola hotspot. That's about as far from selfish as a human being can get.

    And out of 28 of those doctors 18 contracted Ebola. A Noble and selfish effort, I agree, but once you've been diagnosed, you should be taken to a quarantine facility until further notice (21 days) mandatory because the safety of the public takes the highest priority over the selfishness of a few inconsiderate individuals.

    Posted in: Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in U.S.; rides bike

  • 0

    bass4funk

    From what I've read in the American news, she's not too popular there these days. If she wants to run free, let her, but if she does happen to show symptoms...well too bad for her. Lock her in a warehouse and let her die a painful death knowing how many people she probably infected by her selfish reckless behavior.

    I get it, but a bit harsh, yeah, she's taking a risk, but at the same time, putting the rest of the public at risk that's what gets me, the woman just insists on her rights and feels like everyone is trampling on her civil liberties, which in essence they are, but come on now, look what we're dealing with. Her selfishness is potentially and possibly putting us in danger at least until we know she is 100% Ebola FREE.

    Posted in: Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in U.S.; rides bike

  • -8

    bass4funk

    Especially after slaughtering hundreds in Gaza in their latest "security" mission. Israel is an apartheid, pariah state.

    Apartheid? That's stretching it a bit far don't you think? Question, what do you call Hamas and the radical Islamistsof Gaza?

    Posted in: Insults against Israel PM 'disgraceful, damaging': Kerry

  • -6

    bass4funk

    This is what gets me with these selfish people. They need to haul her butt up, lock her until there is 100% proof that she is NOT carrying ANY signs of the virus anymore.

    Posted in: Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in U.S.; rides bike

  • 0

    bass4funk

    Everyone has a different taste and some on JT may think the superhero movies are played out passé, but they are making billions of dollars hand over fist, which means, someone is watching and enjoying them, otherwise, they wouldn't be where they are. Personally, I love them, others might not, it's ok, we all like something different. But as long as their is an interest in superhero movies, the trend will continue. Not to mention, they didn't even talk about the future projects that DC comics had lined up. They also have a lot going on.

    Posted in: Marvel unveils huge slate of new superhero films

  • -2

    bass4funk

    You can't stop people from murdering other people, never going to happen. The only thing you can do is teach future generations the value of life and hope for the best.

    Excellent point and that's the main crux of the overall problem.

    Posted in: 2 dead, including gunman, in school shooting near Seattle

  • -4

    bass4funk

    There is simply no way to prove that. No risk can be "managed" perfectly, that therein lies your egregious error. If I, as an adult parent, do not own a firearm, the "risk" is managed with 100% certainty that someone would not be able to take it to use to kill others. (As was done in this tragic event.) The only reason you persist in this is because, deep down, you know you are wrong.

    And there is NO way you can prove that a gun cannot save your life. My uncle who lives in a different state had to shoot 3 guys that broke into his house and tried to rob him and his wife. He had the upper hand, gave them a few warnings, they tried to take him on a gun fight ensued in the house with him killing one of the assailants and wounding the other 2. My aunt told us, had they NOT had their firearms, there is no mistaking that she feels, they would have been murdered. So IMHO I think you wrong, a gun is not for everyone, maybe NOT for you, but for me it is and always will be my passion and there is nothing wrong with that. My uncle is still with us because he had his gun. I think the truth is you just don't want to accept that for some people guns are an absolute necessity, let alone right (for law abiding citizens)

    Posted in: 2 dead, including gunman, in school shooting near Seattle

  • -4

    bass4funk

    It's time the US moved beyond words with Netanyahu -- a man who continuously insults the nation he has his hand held out for, and refuses to listen to a word they say

    He shouldn't have to, good on him.

    Posted in: Israeli leader lashes back at harsh U.S. criticism

  • -7

    bass4funk

    The U.S. would do well to join the rest of humanity.

    More like the other way around.

    Posted in: Israeli leader lashes back at harsh U.S. criticism

  • -1

    bass4funk

    Go and prove that. I know, you don't have to. Obama is the worst president since Jimmy Carter, etc

    Prove it? Everyone knows it. You have to be politically in the dark to not know that. They are all political hacks, which I personally don't have a problem with, but almost none of these officials are middle of the road physicians. As for the rest of your comment, you hit the nail right on the head! Very observant!

    Cedars Sinai is in LA. So you have 'seen' doctors and talked to your friends at Cedar Sinai in Beverly Hills. Wow. My friends are the editors of the New England Journal of Medicine who say that your friends' opinions about ebola procedures are "more destructive than beneficial".

    I really don't care what you expect liberals to say. Why don't you back up your observation

    Hardly, but in any case, he is for another 813 days president, 67% of Americans ( that's observant enough) want a travel ban, but as in typical Obama fashion, why listen to other people, let alone his voters, he's screwed up so much, a little more won't make a heck of difference. This nightmare too, shall pass.

    Posted in: Obama defends U.S. Ebola guidelines, backs American volunteers in Africa

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  • -3

    bass4funk

    How is it meaningless? The figures show that Japan has a much lower rate of people caught just carrying knives than the US has of people actually using knives to commit violent crime.

    Ok, yes. I am aware of that, but that doesn't mean it's a better more comfortable place to be in, meaning, the home is where the heart is at. Look, whatever you say, doesn't change the fact, I have never seen violence around me or my friends growing up, in our neighborhood, we never locked our cars and sometimes our doors. So for all the violence out there, I didn't see. Japan is less violent, but that doesn't mean it's a utopia by any sense of the meaning.

    Seems pretty obvious then that Japan has very much lower knife crime than the US has.

    Good for Japan, but I still love the States better.

    So your statement (I think it was a statement, your grammar is ...... unique) that (Japan has) more stabbings is a complete falsity. Interesting that you find facts and figures 'meaningless'. Especially when they show that you were wrong

    Well, actually....No. It's my experience that gives me the facts in years of travel and interaction with people and being content knowing that having lived in many countries, the US (for me) beats any other country, hands down. With or without my guns.

    But nice try, cleo.

    Posted in: 2 dead, including gunman, in school shooting near Seattle

  • -2

    bass4funk

    Again your journalistic skills seem to have mangled that sentence beyond recognition, but I take it to mean that you think that I think Japan has more stabbings than the US.

    Nothing got mangled, it's just how you want to view the subject.

    It's very difficult to find meaningful information on this (google seems to bring up reports on specific newsworthy incidences, not national statistics) but one figure I did find was 5000 violations of the law prohibiting the carrying of a knife with a blade in excess of 6cm without good reason. That's not 5,000 stabbings, but 5,000 people carrying blades they shouldn't be carrying. And including the stabbings, of course. 5,000 in a population of less than 150 million.

    Very meaningless indeed.

    So, fewer stabbings, no guns - yes that is much more civilised, and life here is good.

    That's nice and the same goes for my life as well, which means, we are both doing well, then that is good news for the both of us. You live well and so do I. I love my life and my country. I think it's a great thing.

    Posted in: 2 dead, including gunman, in school shooting near Seattle

  • -3

    bass4funk

    Health care experts are not quiet on this. It's you who is not listening. The overwhelming majority of experts agree with Obama's position on travel bans, quarantines, etc.

    Most of these health officials were hand picked Obamabots and supporters of his campaign, how do I know this, because I have seen and I have friends who are doctors and work at the Cedar Sinai in Beverly Hills ( one of the best hospitals around IMHO) these doctors have NO political agenda whatsoever and they make the counter argument that if you really want to isolate the virus, you should impose a travel ban until further notice. Nigeria did, we have a much larger population than Nigeria. Obama has lost all credibility and listen to him would be a excruciating as scratching a blackboard with your Nails, slightly amusing, but mostly annoying.

    Please reference some reputable health care experts who think a travel ban or mandatory quarantines would solve anything. Keith Ablow from Fox doesn't count. He's a psychologist. The anti-science/anti-Obama hysteria coming from the fringe right will ultimately hinder the work of those who are trying to do something positive about Ebola.

    What is your obsession with mentioning FOX at every post. Seems like for someone who hates the network, you seem to be fairly knowledgeable with the pundits. I know, it's hard to resist. ;-)

    No, I never noticed that. Could you elucidate that observation

    I expect most liberals would say that.

    @zichi

    You don't know that the WHO declared Nigeria free of Ebola without any cases for seven weeks and the way it dealt with the disease hi a good example for other countries to follow. Faux news viewers just don't get it!

    Actually, they do, it's the president that doesn't get it, but hey, why worry? Only 813 more days until the nightmare ends and we can get back on track.

    Posted in: Obama defends U.S. Ebola guidelines, backs American volunteers in Africa

  • -1

    bass4funk

    I think each to his own. I love the hunt am proud of it and nothing will change that. Me loving guns has nothing to do whether I respect life or have less regard over it. Me hunting for food and protecting my family has no bearing if I value life more or less.

    Posted in: 2 dead, including gunman, in school shooting near Seattle

  • -3

    bass4funk

    “This disease can

    This defies logic. "Containment" without containment.

    Ever notice that when Obama speaks, No one is really listening. The man just never can shut his mouth. He doesn't want to ban flights from Ebola stricken countries like Nigeria, so far, from what I've heard, they haven't had any new cases. When the soldiers come back, they will have to remain in quarantine for 21 days, but everyone else, it's traveling as usual. Why is it, a doctor that was working with Ebola patients in Africa, allowed to just come back and to go anywhere else at will drinking, bowling, having fun, Not a concern to check himself in self-imposed Isolation tank for 21 days and that never happened and now what?

    When Obama says, "no need to be concerned," that's when I'm really concerned. And why is the smartest man in the world always talking and the smart medical staff, are so quiet? Good lord, what is seriously up with this admin?

    Posted in: Obama defends U.S. Ebola guidelines, backs American volunteers in Africa

  • -3

    bass4funk

    It is not necessarily owning a gun that gives a person less respect for life, but owning a gun gives a person a feeling of tremendous power over life and death -- whether imagining a hunting situation or one involving needing to use the gun against another human being. Let me tie this back to this topic:

    Actually, the gun gives me the feeling of:

    1) I can protect my family in and on my property from any lethal intruder

    2) I can hunt larger and more dangerous quarry

    That's the satisfaction I get, nothing more, nothing less. I feel safe, NOT a sense of overpowering an opponent because of some internal insecurity.

    Your argument is at best weak, to in any way suggest that a person that owns guns has less respect for life is ludicrous. I and mony other guns owners respect life, even more so. Because I have a family, I just always want to have that security there for them. Just in case.

    The simple, common sense approach, would be to get guns out of the equation. It is you who skew my viewpoint when you assert that I want to remove all guns from all citizens.

    By your usual rant on guns, I would have thought so.

    In my scenario, the guns could have still been there in my family's possession, but if they were securely locked up -- and the ammunition locked up in a separate place -- thinking about using my family's guns would have been a non-starter, as I would not have been able to get to them and the ammo.

    Most people do keep their firearm and ammo seperate.

    This is why I strongly advocate the private sector, via the insurance industry, to be involved -- and to require that all gun owners have liability policies with rates set by private inspectors who are experts at gun safety.

    I don't want the government coming anywhere near me and my guns. Keep them out of my life. I took all the necessary steps, classes and honor any and alll laws related to guns in my state, accounted, licensed and practice safety first and always.

    Posted in: 2 dead, including gunman, in school shooting near Seattle

  • -4

    bass4funk

    On a level of pure reason and common sense, if guns were eliminated from the equation, it would decrease the level of kills per minute. A person coming to school with a knife or bat would find themselves more easily overpowered, with far fewer casualties. Those injured would be more likely to survive and make a full recovery.

    But casualties None the less, which doesn't justify or make things simpler. A person with a box cutter do a heck of a to of damage in a matter of seconds if given the chance, which can be very easy if you are quick.

    Only to people without any common sense -- the people who assert that "Who's counting?" -- this logic would fail to register.

    Or people that want to hide from the fact that you can use ANYTHING to murder someone and even if one person is killed is way too much, whether it's by a gun or other lethal weapons or means.

    And that's a big problem in the bigger picture of things: People without any common sense whatsoever have controlled the decision-making on guns for far too long.

    I believe it's more like idiotic people that are trying to take away the rights of law-abiding citizens and because they cannot take away our guns just bothers these people to no end and people that mind their own business and want and should live the way they so choose.

    Posted in: 3 teens fight for life after U.S. school shooting

  • -5

    bass4funk

    It's the free and ready access to guns that puts the sparkly edge on the derangement, bass.

    I wouldn't know, I paid for mine and again, it's not that easy to purchase a gun in the state of California, let alone and God forbid you are daughter with a gun on your person. Unless you're going to a shooting range or a gun shop, just carrying it on you can land you in the slammer for up to 10 years.

    And that is at all relevant to this discussion because why? if you want to bring the Obama administration into this please explain what effect it has had on gun murder rates, because that's the subject under discussion.

    It's all relevant

    Ha! No way you're getting me in that nasty dark corner with you two.

    That was cute.

    Lemme see, someone who's quite prepared to take life and has equipped himself to do so, even taught his kids to do the same, against someone who isn't and hasn't....

    We're talking about animals. Which I am happy to go hunting for.

    Can't remember the last time I bought or indeed obtained any meat anywhere. Why? Because I respect life and see no need to take it.

    Killing meat for consumption is different than taking a human life indiscriminately just for the sheer pleasure. Whatever I kill, I eat.

    Posted in: 2 dead, including gunman, in school shooting near Seattle

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