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  • Is FreeRepublic Pro Harry Reid?

    09/21/2014 10:16:38 PM PDT · 904 of 905
    BuckeyeTexan to kiryandil; Norm Lenhart

    Then I would suggest that you re-read your Roman history.

    Generally, Rome built walls around forts and cities with varying lengths of 1 mile to 12 miles. Two walls were approximately 35 miles long. The Hadrian Wall was approximately 70 miles long. All of them together didn’t equal the 2000 miles of border we have to secure.

    Likewise, Rome’s enemies didn’t have the capabilities to breach those walls on a daily basis. They couldn’t drive trucks though them or use battery-operated saws to cut through them. Do you know why Roman walls, generally speaking, worked? (The walls did eventually fail.) Rome manned their walls. Roman soldiers lived on those walls.

    There is no comparison between heavily manned, sturdy Roman walls that were 45 feet tall and 12 feet thick with our unmanned, steel border fence that is 12 feet high and mere inches thick. The proposed construction of the southern fence is a joke. It won’t stop anyone who really wants through it, over it, under it, or around it.

    But if you think we should build 2000 miles of 45 feet tall, 12 feet thick walls that also extend into the ground the same depth and width as their above-ground halves, I’m totally in. That’s a wall worth building. It’s not a fence. But it has to be manned or it’d be a waste of time and money to build it.

    And if we are going to go that route, why not shoot for the moon and build our own version of the Panama Canal from the Gulf to the Pacific Ocean? That type of barrier would become an economic boom for us with all of the shipping traffic we’d get. And it would physically separate the U.S. from Mexico to such a degree that there would be no battery-operated saws, no ladders, and no tunnels. Problem solved.

  • Rick Perry Defends In-State Tuition for Illegals, Despite Tough Border Talk

    09/21/2014 6:18:49 PM PDT · 98 of 108
    BuckeyeTexan to deport

    That’s probably accurate. SCOTUS is all about the appearance of no separate classes.

  • Mark Steyn: No reason to believe GOP will ever repeal Obamacare

    09/21/2014 4:38:40 PM PDT · 33 of 49
    BuckeyeTexan to buffyt

    No reason to believe GOP.


  • Is FreeRepublic Pro Harry Reid?

    09/21/2014 3:21:22 PM PDT · 895 of 905
    BuckeyeTexan to Darksheare

    Looks like you nailed all of it to me, Dark.

    I need some coffee.

  • Rick Perry Defends In-State Tuition for Illegals, Despite Tough Border Talk

    09/21/2014 3:12:20 PM PDT · 43 of 108
    BuckeyeTexan to deport

    That’s what Perry said. He also answered “no” when asked if the law should be repealed. Unbelievable.

  • Rick Perry Defends In-State Tuition for Illegals, Despite Tough Border Talk

    09/21/2014 2:58:22 PM PDT · 35 of 108
    BuckeyeTexan to South40

    It’s worse than a crap sandwich. It’s willful ignorance.

    Put the National Guard on the border, but if the illegals do get through, let’s treat them the same as Texas citizen children because it’s not their fault. They’re just children. /s

  • Rick Perry Defends In-State Tuition for Illegals, Despite Tough Border Talk

    09/21/2014 2:49:58 PM PDT · 29 of 108
    BuckeyeTexan to bestintxas

    Yes, in 2001, Texans thought it was a good idea to allow illegal alien minors to pay in-state tuition rates to get an education if they were going to remain in Texas. Illegal alien apprehensions were substantially decreasing across the entire South Texas border. The idea was to prevent further drain on state financial resources. That was then.

    Things change. Now we have hundreds of illegal alien children being invited across the border. They’re bringing infectious diseases and viruses with them and sickening our children. The drain on our financial resources has yet to be calculated, but it is substantial and not sustainable.

    Don’t invite them. Deport them!

  • Rick Perry Defends In-State Tuition for Illegals, Despite Tough Border Talk

    09/21/2014 2:25:50 PM PDT · 6 of 108
    BuckeyeTexan to bestintxas

    Seriously?! WTF?

  • Is FreeRepublic Pro Harry Reid?

    09/21/2014 1:56:25 PM PDT · 882 of 905
    BuckeyeTexan to Darksheare

    Yeah, we probably needed a timeout.

    Okay. I’ll get on it.

  • Doctors: 'Irresponsible' to send troops to 'combat' Ebola

    09/21/2014 1:43:33 PM PDT · 142 of 167
    BuckeyeTexan to null and void

    I am not a proponent of sending our troops to West Africa. I don’t want them anywhere near Ebola, but who is going to protect our agency personnel in-country over there? Should we pull out all U.S. personnel, including over 100 CDC staff? I don’t know. What is the risk if we let Ebola continue to spiral out of control as infections rise 700 a week? I don’t know that either.

    I am also not a fan of WND’s journalism. The troops will not be dealing with patients one-on-one and shutting off air traffic to and from West Africa will not stop Ebola.

    This is an unprecedented, unmitigated disaster.

  • Is FreeRepublic Pro Harry Reid?

    09/21/2014 1:10:22 PM PDT · 880 of 905
    BuckeyeTexan to Norm Lenhart
    You confuse my pointing out the fallacies of believing a fence is the solution to secure the border with total opposition to a fence. You are wrong again.

    You still got nothin'.

    Enjoy some pics of your spectacular San Diego double pedestrian fencing.

    Forget ladders, Norm. They've got axes and battery-operated saws.

    And tunnels with electricity and rails.

    And the cost? 14 miles of primary fence in San Diego was initially projected to cost $1 million per mile. It ended up costing $21 million per mile. Annual maintenance costs appear to be approximately $8 million per mile.

    14 miles of primary fence for $294 million and $112 million per year every year after that. Now multiply that by ~2000 miles of border. Let's spend $16 billion per year to maintain a fence when we could pay $200 million per year to station a BP officer every half mile. Yeah, that's cost-effective.

    BTW, that doesn't include buying land from private property owners, some of whom have been cut off from their own damn country. Fenced out of Texas and the United States. Oh well. Good luck to 'em.

  • Is FreeRepublic Pro Harry Reid?

    09/20/2014 10:27:29 PM PDT · 873 of 905
    BuckeyeTexan to Norm Lenhart

    I posted Border Patrol apprehension figures directly from the BP website. There is no other interpretation.

    I was minding my own business on this thread when you decided to poke me with a stick. I shoved you back with cold, hard facts. And now you got nothin’. You know it and I know it.

    Sling that LaRaza label some more, Norm. It’s such a winning argument. /s

    It didn’t have to be this way.

  • Apple iOS 8 problems: Grimm tale with Slow, Buggy, Laggy, Crashy, Drainy, Bloaty and Doc

    09/20/2014 6:34:25 AM PDT · 14 of 40
    BuckeyeTexan to SeekAndFind

    I don’t know. They’re like zombies. If Ebola comes to America’s shores when Apple has a new phone out, we’d be doomed.

  • Amazon Kindle Voyage vs Nook GlowLight vs Kobo Aura H2O

    09/20/2014 6:29:17 AM PDT · 14 of 20
    BuckeyeTexan to Salvavida

    I bought my mom a Nook when they first came out. She loves that thing. I can’t talk her into a Kindle.

  • Amazon Kindle Voyage vs Nook GlowLight vs Kobo Aura H2O

    09/20/2014 6:26:24 AM PDT · 13 of 20
    BuckeyeTexan to kingu; Celtic Conservative
    When it comes to Kindle, I am like one of those ridiculous Apple groupies. When a new one comes out, I get it. I love my Kindle Fire HDX. Amazon rocks.

    As for being able to read any book in-store at B&N, Amazon provides a free sample download for every book. So that isn't an issue for me.

    I am a bibliophile. So I never expected to love electronic reading, but I do. The problem in my house is that my husband hates to read. He will only listen to audio books. So when I buy a book, I have to buy the e-book, audio book, and the hardcover for my library. It's getting freeping expensive even with the discount that Amazon offers. I told them I need a one-price, one-click option that gets me all three. I hear that they're working on it.

    And do get a 380° degree rotating case stand. They're phenomenal.

  • Amazon Kindle Voyage vs Nook GlowLight vs Kobo Aura H2O

    09/19/2014 11:12:34 PM PDT · 2 of 20
    BuckeyeTexan to Berlin_Freeper

    Amazon Kindle. No question.

  • Freakin Jaw is killin me... (my vanity, my title)

    09/19/2014 11:08:35 PM PDT · 109 of 151
    BuckeyeTexan to Vendome

    If you get desperate enough, I suppose you could try pissing in your own mouth.

    Urine therapy for the healing of teeth and gum problems

    OMG. I’m just kidding, darlin’. Go to the emergency room. They won’t let you suffer. Otherwise, call your dentist AT HOME.

  • Food stamp system to go down across New York this weekend

    09/19/2014 9:15:26 PM PDT · 53 of 63
    BuckeyeTexan to Lazamataz

    It is rather interesting. Why call up the NG?

  • Is FreeRepublic Pro Harry Reid?

    09/19/2014 4:44:36 PM PDT · 861 of 905
    BuckeyeTexan to Norm Lenhart
    Except the guy in charge of the fence said ...

    No analysis from you about the data and figures provided to you directly from Border Patrol. You're goin' with "the guy in charge said"?

    It's no wonder that you are sadly ignorant about the effectiveness of border fencing, the terrain and property in South Texas, and the cost to taxpayers.

    We need more than just a fence or a double fence. We need physical fence where it makes sense, more boots on the ground, and more technology to stop the flow of illegals over, under, and around the existing border fences.

  • Is FreeRepublic Pro Harry Reid?

    09/19/2014 4:33:12 PM PDT · 860 of 905
    BuckeyeTexan to Norm Lenhart
    Except the guy in charge of the fence said in numerous articles reported by media and blogs alike that isn’t a myth and is in fact highly effective. And he provided official numbers not taken from LaRaza supporting sites. All of which are searchable and available at a mouse click. And were shown to you some time ago.

    Indeed, Mr. Henry provided numbers, but they did not match the official numbers reported by the BP San Diego sector for whom he worked. Henry's numbers were substantially incorrect according to the published BP apprehension data. I detailed those numbers for you in post #849.

    So should America believe him and the actual Border Patrol agents that supported his statements or someone claiming he spreads myth?

    America should believe the Border Patrol officers who refute Henry's erroneous figures and claims. I cited those officers' statements for you also in post #849. This has nothing to do with me. The numbers are directly from BP. You can either refute them or you can't. It's pretty straightforward.

  • Is FreeRepublic Pro Harry Reid?

    09/19/2014 3:03:30 PM PDT · 849 of 905
    BuckeyeTexan to Norm Lenhart

    You’ve previously cited an April 2006 NPR article that quoted then Assistant Chief of Border Patrol, San Diego sector Jim Henry as saying that “apprehensions here are down 95 percent, from 100,000 a year to 5,000 a year, largely because the single strand of cable marking the border was replaced by double — and in some places, triple — fencing.”

    But as you can see from the BP apprehension data in the table I posted up-thread, Mr. Henry’s figures are just not true. There were 142,104 apprehensions in the San Diego sector in 2006, the year he was quoted. He was off by about 135,000 from the 5000 he claimed. There were 18,361 apprehensions in the SD sector in the month of March 2006 alone and 14,736 in April.

    Here’s an excerpt from an August 2014 NPR article:

    “Fencing is not the end all, be all,” says the Border Patrol’s Robert Duff. “I started my career in San Diego and saw them construct the initial fence, and then two and three layers of fencing. They’ll go over it, they’ll go under it, they’ll go through it. A fence does not seal the border. It helps, but it’s not the solution.”

    Just as important, Duff says, are agents on the ground, aircraft, boats, lights, cameras and other tactical equipment.

    Perhaps expectations were too high. Perhaps people thought the wall was supposed to stop illegal traffic.

    “They built an 18-foot wall, and people came with a 19-foot ladder and people just crossed right over the top. So I think a fence can only be so tall,” says Chris Cabrera, local spokesman for the National Border Patrol Council, the agents’ union.

    You’ve been given factual apprehension and staffing numbers directly from Border Patrol. What will you do with them? Note that I did not attack your character or question your motivations while I refuted your claims.

  • Is FreeRepublic Pro Harry Reid?

    09/19/2014 12:59:30 PM PDT · 843 of 905
    BuckeyeTexan to Lazamataz

    I don’t even know what to say. How on earth did that conversation get to that point? There is no need for such division. We’re supposed to be on the same team.

  • Is FreeRepublic Pro Harry Reid?

    09/19/2014 12:47:55 PM PDT · 841 of 905
    BuckeyeTexan to TheOldLady

    I love your name too. I wouldn’t say you are old, but you are definitely a lady and one of my favorite ladies.

    They say a true gentlelady is a woman who makes everyone around her feel comfortable regardless of social class or status. That fits you perfectly. You have such a welcoming nature.

    Can’t wait to hug your neck in October.

  • Attention, GOP 2016 hopefuls: Chris Christie is poised to reclaim frontrunner status

    09/19/2014 12:33:07 PM PDT · 40 of 65
    BuckeyeTexan to Responsibility2nd

    This may be the year that the GOPe gets what it deserves from conservatives.

  • The American People Woke Up To ISIS Only After Media Introduced Foley

    09/19/2014 12:27:39 PM PDT · 6 of 6
    BuckeyeTexan to impetrio1

    Just like the pics from 9/11, these pics need to be posted and seen. Then, maybe, people will realize what radical Islam truly is.

  • Supreme Court upholds segregation

    09/19/2014 11:49:32 AM PDT · 2 of 21
    BuckeyeTexan to Sam Gamgee; Lurking Libertarian; Perdogg; JDW11235; Clairity; Spacetrucker; Art in Idaho; GregNH; ..

    FReepmail me to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the SCOTUS ping list.

  • Is FreeRepublic Pro Harry Reid?

    09/19/2014 11:10:35 AM PDT · 803 of 905
    BuckeyeTexan to Lazamataz; Norm Lenhart
    In fact, let's all three of us get married!

    I'm thinking that poor Norm would off himself if he had to be married to me. I am no picnic. I'm lucky the husband I do have has put up with me for 22 years.

  • Is FreeRepublic Pro Harry Reid?

    09/19/2014 10:56:49 AM PDT · 797 of 905
    BuckeyeTexan to Norm Lenhart
    Third, both the southern Cal border Patrol office assigned to the fence in the San Diego sector credits it with a massive reduction in illegal crossings.

    A massive reduction? Let's examine the numbers, shall we?

    The double pedestrian fencing in the San Diego sector was complete in 2005. So let's look directly at the Border Patrol apprehension data from 2005 to 2012, when the current surge began due to Obama's announcement of no deportation for minors.

    Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
    Big Bend 10,536 7,520 5,536 5,391 6,360 5,288 4,036 3,964
    Del Rio 68,506 42,636 22,920 20,761 17,082 14,694 16,144 21,720
    El Centro 55,722 61,465 55,883 40,961 33,521 32,562 30,191 23,916
    El Paso 122,679 122,256 75,464 30,312 14,999 12,251 10,345 9,678
    Laredo 75,346 74,840 56,714 43,658 40,569 35,287 36,053 44,872
    Rio Grande Valley 134,136 110,528 73,430 75,473 60,989 59,766 59,243 97,762
    San Diego 126,904 142,104 152,460 162,390 118,721 68,565 42,447 28,461
    Tucson 439,079 392,074 378,239 317,696 241,673 212,202 123,285 120,000
    Yuma 138,438 118,549 37,992 8,363 6,951 7,116 5,833 6,500

    As you can see, San Diego's apprehensions went up not down from 2005 to 2009. Nearly every other sector's apprehensions, the ones without double fencing or any fencing at all, went down.

    From 2009 to 2011, San Diego's apprehensions went down significantly. So did nearly every other sector's apprehensions. Remember, those sectors don't have double fencing. Some have no fencing. So the double fence in San Diego had been there for four years. Did the fence suddenly become a substantial deterrent?

    What happened in 2009 that caused such a drop in apprehensions, not just in San Diego, but all across the southern border? Well, from 2005 to 2009, we increased the number of Border Patrol agents from 11, 264 to 20,119, of whom 17,399 are deployed to the southern border. And we increased technological detection and enforcement capabilities, such as cameras, radar, sensors, and towers. (i.e. your dreaded "smart fencing")

    Then, in 2012, apprehensions jumped all across the southern border when Obama announced he wouldn't bother with deporting minors.

    In short, Norm, the attribution of apprehension reductions in San Diego to the double pedestrian fencing is a myth.

    By the way, Rick Perry is not the only one who supports strategic fencing. Here's what The Heritage Foundation has to say about border fencing:

    In some areas, erecting fences is the best way to tackle the illegal-entry problem. But the cost makes it important to use fencing only in areas with a low "melting point." The melting point is the time it takes for an individual to cross the border and "melt" into a landscape unnoticed. In urban border communities, spending money on physical barriers makes sense because individuals can easily cross the border and sneak quickly into the urban landscape (for example, one can hide in a building or steal a car and drive away). But in other areas, like the middle of the desert, the barren landscape makes it easy for Border Patrol agents to detect border crossers.
  • Is FreeRepublic Pro Harry Reid?

    09/18/2014 11:24:25 PM PDT · 722 of 905
    BuckeyeTexan to tennmountainman

    I’ll tell you exactly what their vision for America is: more fiddling while Rome burns.

    That’s it. That’s their whole plan.

  • Is FreeRepublic Pro Harry Reid?

    09/18/2014 11:13:58 PM PDT · 721 of 905
    BuckeyeTexan to TheOldLady; Darksheare; Jim Robinson

    Boss slapped another one.

  • Poll: What do you think of an Oceanside gun shop owner naming a gun part "Obama's Blaster?"

    09/18/2014 11:03:46 PM PDT · 9 of 20
    BuckeyeTexan to o-n-money

    Chocolate milk right through my nose.

  • Fourteen ISIS Fighters Killed Filling a Chemical Warhead

    09/18/2014 10:59:42 PM PDT · 66 of 88
    BuckeyeTexan to Nachum
  • Venezuela's Maduro Deems Outbreak of Deadly Disease 'Terrorism'

    09/18/2014 10:50:13 PM PDT · 28 of 44
    BuckeyeTexan to bd476

    Mosquitoes are a scourge. Here in Texas, we worry about getting West Nile. Now we have to worry about Chikingunya? Ugh.

    I went to South Dakota several years ago to see Mt. Rushmore. We watched the fireworks on July 4th at Rushmore, which was awesome! Anyway ... back to mosquitoes. The mosquitoes in Texas are so small and fast. It’s difficult to catch or smack ‘em. When I was in SD, I noticed that the mosquitoes are big and slow. It almost seems like they’re in a drunken stupor. You can snatch ‘em right out of the air! True story.

  • BREAKING: Four Terrorists Captured on US Border on September 10 – Day Before 9-11 (Video)

    09/18/2014 10:36:37 PM PDT · 106 of 112
    BuckeyeTexan to Syncro; Jim Robinson; humblegunner

    I somehow missed this in my pings.

    You ain’t kiddin’ that it’s only the beginning. What aren’t they telling us? What have they missed? What do they know about but can’t stop.

    Keeps me awake some nights.

  • Democratic Lawmakers Call Benghazi Security Officers Liars

    09/18/2014 9:45:44 PM PDT · 31 of 35
    BuckeyeTexan to KoRn

    Duels. (*snort*) That’s awesome. I’d prolly run outta ammo.

  • Democratic Lawmakers Call Benghazi Security Officers Liars

    09/18/2014 8:22:27 PM PDT · 29 of 35
    BuckeyeTexan to KoRn

    You know, these days people eschew a good old-fashioned @ss whoopin’, but they work. Life would be a lot less complicated if one could knock some sense into knuckle-draggers and mouth-breathers.

  • Is FreeRepublic Pro Harry Reid?

    09/18/2014 8:11:28 PM PDT · 703 of 905
    BuckeyeTexan to TheOldLady

    Wow. 700 posts. I gotta sit down and scan this one. My goodness.

  • Is FreeRepublic Pro Harry Reid?

    09/18/2014 8:03:04 PM PDT · 702 of 905
    BuckeyeTexan to Lazamataz; Norm Lenhart; South40

    You’re wasting your time, love, but I thank you anyway. I don’t engage him anymore because Norm’s opinion of me is none of my business. (A most valuable lesson.)

    Norm and his buddy are, unfortunately, sadly ignorant about the effectiveness of border fences and the terrain and property in south Texas. He mistakes discussions about that subject as a defense of Rick Perry, total opposition to a fence, and mad love for illegals.

    I did not cite anything from LaRaza and would not do so knowingly. That is a figment of Norm’s very extensive imagination. I cited an article from No Border Wall, which is not affiliated with LaRaza. Additionally, I posted a graphic from the NYT, which cited Border Patrol figures on illegal alien apprehension in each of the southern patrol sectors. (The data was fact-based not opinion.) Again, we were discussing the effectiveness of a border fence.

    As for Rick Perry, Norm and his buddy claim that Rick Perry opposes a border fence. They take snippets of quotes that leave out the full text of his position. Perry doesn’t oppose a fence. He opposes an ineffective, worthless fence - like the one in south Texas that the drug cartels are tunneling under and the illegals are climbing over. Big difference. He supports strategic fencing (i.e. where a fence will provide a substantial barrier that is difficult to circumvent) supplemented with enforcement by boots on the ground, aerial surveillance, and technology.

    G’night, Norm. Go back to your corner. You’re still in timeout.

  • Is FreeRepublic Pro Harry Reid?

    09/17/2014 9:10:24 PM PDT · 353 of 905
    BuckeyeTexan to Norm Lenhart
    WTF are you talking about, Norm? Go back to your corner. I didn't say your timeout was over.

    G'night, Norm. 😚

  • Is FreeRepublic Pro Harry Reid?

    09/17/2014 9:00:29 PM PDT · 341 of 905
    BuckeyeTexan to Kansas58

    They’re livin’ rent free in your head, darlin’. The sooner you learn that their opinion of your voting habits is none of your business, the happier you’ll be. Worry about what’s right for you and leave them to their soapboxes. It works. I promise.

  • A happy marriage depends on a happy wife: study

    09/17/2014 7:46:32 PM PDT · 53 of 64
    BuckeyeTexan to SeekAndFind

    I’m lucky he even puts up with me. I am a handful and I know it.

  • 9th Annual TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot Planning Thread

    09/17/2014 7:05:28 PM PDT · 596 of 626
    BuckeyeTexan to NYTexan

    Little Man says, “Um ... YES!”

  • 9th Annual TexasCowboy Memorial Shoot Planning Thread

    09/17/2014 7:03:02 PM PDT · 595 of 626
    BuckeyeTexan to humblegunner

    Wife? Have I been living under a rock? WTF? I am seriously confused.

  • John Kerry is a windbag (Vanity)

    09/17/2014 12:49:06 PM PDT · 29 of 35
    BuckeyeTexan to estrogen

    Yeah, but I really enjoyed hearing him give it to Code Pink about not recognizing and opposing ISIL’s abuse of women. That was entertaining. Watching a prominent Democrat and former presidential candidate call out a bunch of liberal women for putting their anti-war rhetoric above the condemnation of violence against women is beautiful.

    Things change, don’t they, Sec. Kerry, when you get an up-close-and-personal look at radical Islam? It must be seething humiliation for him to have to face the fact - every single day on the job - that Bush & Cheney were right about the threat of radical Islam.

  • Ebola Cases & Deaths UPDATED - 5006 CASES - 2469 DEATHS

    09/17/2014 5:38:38 AM PDT · 39 of 89
    BuckeyeTexan to Enlightened1

    That’s incorrect. This Ebola outbreak started in March 2014. The number of cases has increased substantially over the summer though.

  • 3,000 American Soldiers to Ebola Epidemic Zone? Are You Nuta?

    09/16/2014 9:12:53 PM PDT · 73 of 144
    BuckeyeTexan to Graewoulf; humblegunner; panaxanax

    Drag the b@st@rds out of D.C. and send them home? I’m in. When and where? Long past that time. Doesn’t even have to be violent. Just walk in, tell them their services are no longer needed, and to get gone. Go willingly or go kicking and screaming. Just go.

  • US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola danger zone as Obama administration shuffles mission in Africa

    09/16/2014 9:02:44 PM PDT · 178 of 187
    BuckeyeTexan to mbj

    It isn’t arrogance. It’s true. There is no one else qualified to do what has to be done in West Africa. Other governments, health organizations, and charities have been begging us for help: personnel, equipment, supplies, and money.

    It would be great if we could send volunteers. The problem is getting those volunteers, equipment, and supplies to West Africa and then distributing and configuring all of it. The U.S. Army is uniquely qualified for such a task.

    That said, I don’t want to send our troops. I don’t like it one bit. I will be in constant prayer for God’s protection upon them.

  • US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola danger zone as Obama administration shuffles mission in Africa

    09/16/2014 8:52:24 PM PDT · 177 of 187
    BuckeyeTexan to kabar

    From Scientific American:

    Q. The World Health Organization maintains that patients can continue to be infectious via their sexual fluids for several months after recovery. What did you recommend to Brantly and Writebol?

    A. There are data that go back several decades—over several outbreaks—that suggest when you have individuals that have recovered from Ebola virus infection they may still be shedding nuclear material [genetic material from the virus which could potentially help spread it] in semen in males and vaginal secretions in females and also, potentially in urine. People have done this by doing assays looking specifically at the nuclear material of the virus. There has been very little attempt to demonstrate if this is viable virus that these individuals are shedding. It’s important when looking at epidemiological investigations that no one has been able to show people shedding these nuclear materials as a source of infection after they are discharged.
    Looking at Ebola survivors who were discharged and successfully resolved the infection, following up several months later and evaluating their family members, there has never been any evidence that family members became infected. A lot of the thinking now is this probably was not live and is not important in terms of control of infection. We did give both of our patients the standard recommendations, which are contained on the CDC [U.S. Centers for Disease Control] Web site—not having unprotected sex for three months.

  • U.S. to Commit Up to 3,000 Troops to Fight Ebola in Africa

    09/16/2014 1:24:26 PM PDT · 49 of 69
    BuckeyeTexan to Blood of Tyrants

    We are sending medical supplies. One of the primary functions of this mission is logistics for medical staff, equipment, and supplies.

    That’s not to say Obama isn’t an idiot. Clearly, he is an idiot ... in sooooo many ways.

  • Please Stop Telling Us Why We’re Leaving the Church

    09/16/2014 12:34:43 PM PDT · 50 of 111
    BuckeyeTexan to MNDude

    So, basically, they want their church-going experience to be welcoming and ear-tickling. When it isn’t, they leave.

    Got it.

    As for tithing, it works. Perhaps it is not working for them because they’re not giving in faith or blessing?