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  • crazy-Not to worry, the loony libs phony Climate Change, will increase the average temp by
    .000000000000000001 degree fahrenheit by the year 5001, and wipe out Ebola, according to the experts at
    MIT, and the 3 loony libs, rody, pilo, and last of course the resident lunatic, Lazy-repubs-algorexx

  • Ebola can spread by air in cold, dry weather common to the U.S. but not West Africa, presenting a “possible, serious threat” to the public, according to two studies by U.S. Army scientists.

    ****

    Hey Chicken Little:

    1) The study you cited is nearly 20 years old. It was done in 1995, and the results have not been reproduced.

    2) The study conditions were ridiculous. The rhesus monkeys used in the 1995 study were forced to inhale large quantities of droplets via a breathing apparatus containing the Ebola virus. Instead of the typical fluid-to-fluid transmission of Ebola, the monkeys contracted the virus via highly concentrated exposure to their respiratory mucous membranes. Moreover, these experiments were done in an extremely controlled biosafety level 4 environment, and the monkeys themselves were anesthetized during the infection process.

    Also setting aside the fact that the virus doesn't like cold weather, I suppose if you got a bunch of people, anesthetized them, then force-fed them concentrated droplets of ebola through a breathing tube, then yeah some might get sick.

    I nominate Sarah Palin as the first study subject.

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  • Ebola can spread by air in cold, dry weather common to the U.S. but not West Africa, presenting a “possible, serious threat” to the public, according to two studies by U.S. Army scientists.

    After successfully exposing monkeys to airborne Ebola, which “caused a rapidly fatal disease in 4-5 days,” scientists with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) concluded Ebola can spread through air but likely hasn’t in Equatorial Africa because the region is too warm, with temperatures rarely dropping below 65°F.

    “We… demonstrated aerosol transmission of Ebola virus at lower temperature and humidity than that normally present in sub-Saharan Africa,” the 1995 study entitled Lethal Experimental Infections of Rhesus Monkeys by Aerosolized Ebola Virus reported. “Ebola virus sensitivity to the high temperatures and humidity in the thatched, mud, and wattle huts shared by infected family members in southern Sudan and northern Zaire may have been a factor limiting aerosol transmission of Ebola virus in the African epidemics.”

    “Both elevated temperature and relative humidity have been shown to reduce the aerosol stability of viruses.”

  • I would rather see SAB Miller buy ABEV, we pay no taxes and fortify our dividend, which I blow on high living and debauchery...............

  • another,

    i believe so but am wondering if last surge to PPS is becoming topped out. am still retaining an MO position due to good yield but may close my position at $50 PPS. currently realizing a 13.4% capital gain and usually take the money and run at 15% gain. isn't always the prudent thing to do but i also exit at -15% capital loss. by and large, that "rough" strategy has worked well for me and i have good turns on investment capital.

    go MO....

  • If I were Rwanda, I'd impose a total travel ban on redddnexxx across the board. Even if they don't have Ebola, their bags of pork rinds and Moon Pies could lead to a massive outbreak of obesity and stomach cancer.

    BOMBSHELL!!

    ***

    " KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's Ministry of Health is requiring visitors who have been in the United States or Spain during the previous 22 days to report their medical condition to health authorities upon arrival in Rwanda, the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda said Tuesday.

    A Ministry of Health document says all passengers from the U.S. and Spain - two countries that have seen cases of Ebola - will have temperatures taken upon arrival. Passengers with fevers will be denied entry, and those without fevers will still be required to report daily health conditions.

    Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Rwanda's health minister, said Tuesday that travelers from the U.S. and Spain will be required to fill a detailed form upon arrival at border entry points.

    "It is definitely extra work for us. We have to ensure that all citizens or any other travelers arriving from the above mentioned countries including the U.S have to be screened in an extra careful manner and follow up on them during their stay," Bingwaho said.

    No Ebola cases have been reported in Rwanda."

  • Reply to

    Our Tax $'s At Work

    by happygambler34 7 hours ago

    GAO report finds thousands of government workers on paid leave, costing tax payers millions

    ***

    How many of them are getting medically useless, taxpayer-supported Pap Smears?

    That's where the real fraud, waste and abuse is happening!!

    BOMBSHELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply to

    To Barry Schwartz Purse-==AKA=rodentoligist

    by cpwrguy_99 Oct 15, 2014 1:03 PM

    Schwartz cant get out of Costa Rica

  • I will ask you a question,
    So you can prove me wrong! What was the average temp in Sept 1492, 100 years prior to
    The invention of the thermometer, and the source of your info, and device used to measure!
    This is a chance to prove your superior knowledge!!

    ***

    Diaper Dunce, I will ask YOU a question so you can prove ME wrong!! What was the price of CPWR when you bought it, vs. when you sold it? This is a chance to prove your superior knowledge!!

    Oh, wait -- you already told us that you lost more than $12,000 on CPWR, then hilariously pretended that it "set you up for life."

    Never mind.

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  • Barry's Purse-No, what you loony libs know is what the
    Self proclaimed experts say the temps were centuries ago, but I will ask you a question,
    So you can prove me wrong! What was the average temp in Sept 1492, 100 years prior to
    The invention of the thermometer, and the source of your info, and device used to measure!
    This is a chance to prove your superior knowledge!!

  • Reply to

    from the Washington free beacon

    by slugboy85 13 hours ago

    Pilo, you need to go back and read your history -- the "old confederacy" was the Democrat party. IMO the Democrat party is the new class of plantation owners, but that is from an other time.
    Marked and followed by whom? Did the "whom" have the capacity to make sure the registrations were valid? If there are forty thousand "missing" registrations they will show up or maybe it will be like the missing boxes of ballots from GOP districts that went missing on election night only to show up under threat of state and county court action.

  • Liberal supported bureaucrats carry on

    GAO report finds thousands of government workers on paid leave, costing tax payers millions

    WASHINGTON – Thousands of federal workers who have been put on administrative leave for more than a month have been allowed to collect a paycheck, and accrue vacation days and pension benefits, while taxpayers were forced to foot the multi-million-dollar bill, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

    Some government employees who broke the rules – meaning they were cited for being untrustworthy or had ongoing issues with co-workers or their bosses -- were allowed to remain on leave for large chunks of time while they challenged their demotions, the 62-page report said.

    The study, released publicly on Monday, marks the first time auditors have taken a look at the scope of administrative leave and its cost to taxpayers.

    During a three-year period, more than 57,000 employees were told to go home – and stay home -- for 30 days or more, costing taxpayers $775 million in salary alone. The report found that 53,000 civilian employees were kept home for one to three months. Another 4,000 were kept off the job for three months to a year and hundreds more for one to three years.

    The report also identified a disparity among how paid leaves were granted and recorded.

    The report listed the Department of Defense as having the highest number of paid leaves on record. During the three fiscal years that ended in September 2013, DOD put 8,600 employees on leave for one to three months, close to 900 for three months to a full year and 123 employees for more than a year.

    Federal agencies have the discretion to put employees on administrative leave for a number of different reasons, including blood donations and snow days.

    Republican Sens. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, Tom Coburn, R-Okla, and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., requested the GAO report. Grassley, along with Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester, have been working together on legislation that would define which employees would be allowed to stay home, reasons paid leave would be granted and the duration.

    The number of federal employees put on paid leave typically eclipses the number at private companies. Private companies will rarely pay employees while investigating claims and in the cases where they do, the leave lasts for only a few days.

    “The private sector is focused on operating efficiently,” Kathy Albarado, chief executive of Helios HR, a consulting firm located in Northern Virginia, told The Washington Post in an interview.

    Jeffrey Neal, a federal personnel manager who retired in 2011 as the Department of Homeland Security’s human capital chief, told the paper, “Unless you think somebody is going to get a gun and shoot people, then send them to work.”

  • Reply to

    from the Washington free beacon

    by slugboy85 13 hours ago

    As close as it may be, there will be plenty of attempts to steal the election by the GOP in the old Confederacy. North Carolina and Georgia are particularly vulnerable. There are already 40 thousand "missing" voter registrations that were specifically tracked by organizations. The Georgia board of elections has yet to respond. Each registration was marked and followed for accuracy.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • rodentologist@bellsouth.net rodentologist 10 hours ago Flag

    "Funny I leave on the beach in NJ. Ran the AC three times all summer. Not sure were your parents live but how many times did you run the ACvin the basement?"

    Republican Science used to determine the world's average global temperature.

  • rodentologist@bellsouth.net rodentologist 10 hours ago Flag

    "loony tunes-Hottest record ever recorded since 1592 when the thermometer was invented!!!!!!!
    WHO CARES, not intelligent people, just simple stupid loony libs like you!!!!
    What about the millions of years prior to 1592?"

    Diaper Dunce argues that we only know that temperatures were rising during the centuries when it could be known.

    And it is not even true--we know temperatures from long before thermometers were invented, or Man existed, or even the Earth existed. We have an idea of the temperatures at the beginning of time--all done without people sticking thermometers into places. I guess one learns more about these things at MIT than in 3rd grade. (Although granted I do not know what the best car wash detergent is.)

  • rodentologist@bellsouth.net rodentologist 10 hours ago Flag

    Diaper Dunce, what relevance would there be to the Earth being hotter in 1492?

    I would bet that there were more Hebrews in 1945 than in 1492. Would that prove that there was not some sharp decrease in the Hebrew population during World War 2, that was not part of a "natural cycle"?

    You were right in not even trying to get past the 4th grade.

  • rodentologist@bellsouth.net rodentologist 10 hours ago Flag

    "My what an intelligent post, that of course has nothing to do with the temp prior to
    1592! What was the average temp in Sept 1492? If you do not know, then what was the comparison made to, since thermometers were invented a century later, so no possible comparison could be made, and you and your other loony libs are once again lying!!!!
    Give it up you are posting an impossible comparison, if you say you are correct, give us the temps for Sept 1492, and Sept 2014, OR shut your stupid mouth!!! L"

    Diaper Rodent who has screamed over and over that there has been no global warming in 18 years, when confronted with the fact that this year will has been the hottest year since 1880, demands the temperatures in 1492, the year Columbus sailed the sea of blue.

    Perhaps he we next demand to know the temperature one second after the Big Bang.

  • rodentologist@bellsouth.net rodentologist 10 hours ago Flag

    "cp.. it is 135 years since "they" have been recording the temp.... problem is the way the temp has been recorded has changed over the years and the data is "faulty" because the standards for taking and recording were not consistent over the recorded 135 years...."

    The standards are indeed consistent, and even if they were not, there is not reason to think that they would lead to incorrect risin rates rather than incorrect decreases.

    It is funny that whenever they see data that they think supports them they announce that global warming has been disproven, but when they see data disproving them they will say stupid things like "There were no instruments to measure temperature accurately in 1880".

    Indeed, at around that time (circa 1900) extremely precise measurements of the speed of light were being made--the Michaelson Morley experiment, something way more technologically difficult that building accurate thermometers.

  • Reply to

    from the Washington free beacon

    by slugboy85 13 hours ago

    And the Dem's have the "ground game" to mobilize the base better than the GOP..... see, if you would have read what I thought of the aricle, you would have seen we agree. That the elections will be much closer than expected in context to historical polling data going into an election. Obama's statement to Sharpton was a get out the vote for the black audience and the GOP mouth pieces are too dim witted to get it...... What Obama said it not going to get the on the fence GOP voter to the polls but it could motivate some on the fence Dem's to make the effort to vote.

MO
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