Monday Open Thread – October 6th

tomb of the unknown - memorial dayOur Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen †

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124 Responses to Monday Open Thread – October 6th

  1. sundance says:

    This is funny. Watch this little video.

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  2. stormyeyesc says:

    Just read that Eric Duncan died this morning (Sunday morning) Just announcing it now?

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  3. stormyeyesc says:

    Trying to confirm……………………. May be untrue?

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  4. Ad rem says:

    You know what Obama’s all about. It’s always the fairness and equality of outcomes that rings this guy’s chimes. He’s always talking about income inequality and the need to spread the wealth around… so how shall we confront “disease inequality”? How ’bout we spread a little disease around, and make the world better for everybody? I’m pretty sure Jeh Johnson, Susan Rice, Jen Psaki, Tom Frieden, Samanthat Power and the entire gang at the Kennedy Sch.of Govt. would be down with that…..after all, it’s only fair. 👿

    Good grief…..they’ve already got the WIKI page up! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inequality_in_disease

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    • doodahdaze says:

      The Hadj deal in Saudi Arabia is where they all go to kiss the same boulder or something. Nawww that should not be a problem if one of them has EBOLA.

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      • polk8dot says:

        Hey, from your lips to Allah’s ears.
        (Yeah, I’m an optimist like that)

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      • Col.(R) Ken says:

        Oh would that be a great Physo-Opns, the “Rock” was exposed to O-Bloa……

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      • partyzantski says:

        Lips on boulders? Don’t worry, the communal hoppers there and the sanitary practices will provide all the disease equality anyone ever had nightmares of there.
        Hint: toilet paper is culturally not used there.
        http://americanbedu.com/2012/06/23/saudi-arabia-why-are-the-toilet-habits-so-different/
        Now, the “hose sprayer”… how does that stay clean, and where exactly does all the overspray go to, exactly?

        Funny aside… you have not laughed until you walk into a portajohn that a local has decided to use, and you see the boot prints on the seat (wait, it gets better), then one of the boot marks is seen as a slip into the inky goo of the holding tank. That explains the blue bootprints you see from time to time. We had to put combination locks on them after a bit of that cultural enrichment.

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    • Dixie Darling says:

      Those you listed should volunteer to be first.

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  5. An hour ago
    http://www.journalreview.com/news/life/article_3bb75546-e7cc-54d0-b016-780ef1965f10.html
    ” Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said he was aware that Duncan’s health had “taken a turn for the worse,” but he declined to describe Duncan’s condition further.”
    Leaves it kinda open, lol

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  6. polk8dot says:

    The missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared on March 8, expected to be found this week, according to Australian Transportation Minister

    http://www.examiner.com/article/malaysia-airlines-flight-mh370-might-be-found-within-days-says-minister-truss

    Also, apparently back in June the news surfaced that there was a witness who saw the plane ON FIRE, flying across the path she was sailing from Cochin, India to Phuket, Thailand. She claimed that there were 2 more airplanes above it, as if escorting it. According to Emirates Airlines president, that’s what would have happened if the plane was discovered to be off course, i.e. military escort. So, did they shoot it down after it went ‘zombie’?

    http://www.examiner.com/article/flight-mh370-new-witness-saw-2-other-planes-near-malaysia-airlines-fireball

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    • lovemygirl says:

      I’m desperately trying to find a few missing astronomy components from a move. I know they are in a box somewhere but where? 😉

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      • Col.(R) Ken says:

        Filters, eyepieces, tripod, tube, what and where could it be? Astrononmics is about the best online. If you own a Meade, go directly to web site. It’s really cool to watch the shadow move across the moons surface…….

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  7. polk8dot says:

    Canadian company Tekmira Pharmaceuticals (www.tekmirapharma.com) has been authorized to start providing their experimental RNA-delivery drug TKM-Ebola to patients in the US.
    Reportedly, Duncan’s family has been offered and refused the drug for him. CDC’s Friemen said their decision came out of concern for Duncan, as the drug can be really hard and difficult to take’.
    Call me crazy, but if my family member was at death’s door I’d take anything that might help, no matter whether it causes heartburn, blindness or leg shakes. So I am calling BS on that one.

    Second issue: this is a Canadian company, and I still remember that other Canadian company which was in charge of building some healthcare-centric website for the US government, and the fiasco it became after a $billion changed hands. I also remember that company had Mooch Obama’s college buddy on the board.
    Logical progression —>>> both companies are canadian. Both doing business with the US government (Tekmira now works together with the DOD). Th expectations for success are already sooooo low for any Eola drug, even a 1 in 100 success ration would be touted as great accomplishment. Thus:
    1. Do they have any top level employees in any way connected to the Obama’s?
    2. Were the Obamas or anyone else making big investment shufflings right before the FDA announced they were UNFREEZING the trial permission for the TKM-Ebola?

    I had a cursory look on their masthead, and did not see any ‘obvious’ Mooch connections, but that means nothing. I will try to look into the last few weeks of the shares performance and any big seller/buyer filings, but can’t promise I’ll manage to do it. Whatever the outcome, there is something very, extremely fishy going on with Obama insistence on bringing Ebola here, with his refusal to close the borders, with the sudden authorization to ‘un-freeze’ for the drug. This crowd seems to always have some additional monetary gain to make from their top political connections and from their official policies. So why wouldn’t they try to profit from this calamity? Not like they have any scruples or morals that would prevent that happening.
    If anyone knows anything in this topic, please share. Thanks.

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    • polk8dot says:

      Sorry ’bout the few spelling/grammar errors. My eyes are going blind I’ve been up for so long. Bed, bed,…. must find bed…., zzzzzzzzzzzzzzhhhzzzz

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    • There are few ‘side effects’ worse than death….

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      • If I were her, I’d want a dose for myself, too!!

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      • polk8dot says:

        Completely agree, although that does not appear to be the case with this drug.
        My intent was geared more towards the ‘family’, in this specific respect. I do not understand why they would not want him to receive it, especially that other patients already have/are, i.e. the second doctor from the beginning of this nightmare (dr. Sacra, I believe) and now the NBC journalist. So why would the ‘family’ not want him to try it?
        Is it because they want to have a specific thing to point to in their current and future false claims that the government is/was not doing enough?
        Or are they so angry that he brought this scourge with them and exposed them all to infection, horrible disease and awful death, thus they do not give a damn whether he lives or dies, or maybe even think he deserves to die?

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  8. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’, infidels!

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  9. doodahdaze says:

    Souther Democrat Dilemma. How to throw the blacks under the bus without them realizing it. As they try to pretend they are good ole boy’s. HAHAHA!
    http://online.wsj.com/articles/southern-democrats-walk-a-tightrope-with-black-voters-1412535961

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  10. texan59 says:

    Today is “the first Monday in October”. Wonder what the Supremes might just be up to this year.

    http://spectator.org/articles/60573/obamacare-again-scotus-do-list

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    • doodahdaze says:

      Rejecting Gay Marriage Appelas for one. No conflict to resolve. But the pro’s will probly win on equal protection clause anyways.

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    • Pam says:

      Just got answer to your question:

      http://www.cnbc.com/id/102058024
      “U.S. Supreme Court declines to intervene in gay marriage cases”

      Best comment under article:

      “Slouching towards Gomorrah faster than the speed of light.”

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      • LetJusticePrevail" says:

        I believe that the SCOTUS decision to abstain from making a ruling (one way or the other) is a political one. They want this polarizing issue to remain alive because of its potential to influence elections. Tofinally settle it could dissolve existing alliances that have formed, and upset the dynamic for Nov 2014, and even 2016.

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        • Josh says:

          Agree besides they can bring up any issue they want at any time. No lookee now? Fine, there’s always another time. And of course, THEY can’t bring up an issue but an issue can be brought up if they want it to be. It’s like magic the way some things work.

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      • doodahdaze says:

        The legal argument for Gay Marriage is a winner IMO. Ku Ku, but a winner legally. But the same argument is a loser for the Civil Rights Act and Social Justice. Ain’t it grand.

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      • michellc says:

        Oklahoma was having their first gay marriage, don’t know who, don’t know even the sex of the couple, as soon as I heard it coming on the news I turned the television off.

        I’m going to keep my faith out of this post and just ask now that we’re telling people like me who voted against it that we’re going re-define marriage, what is the definition of marriage now and where will they draw the line?

        I also don’t want one person to tell me I’m crazy, I was told I was crazy about gay marriage long ago and now it’s here.

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  11. Pam says:

    The Clintons’ buddy, Leon Panetta, criticizes O’s leadership in his new book….how timely.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/10/06/leon-panetta-memoir-worthy-fights/16737615/

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  12. Pam says:

    I recently bought the Kindle version of the book “Armageddon:A Novel of Berlin” (it was on sale $1.99 at Amazon in case you’re interested).

    It’s not a fast read. However, I am getting chills as I go through the story of how the Communists’ plan to take over Germany/Berlin was carried out step by step, even though it ultimately failed.

    The struggle between the American military commanders on the ground in Berlin and the DC politicians and State Dept attempts to sabotage and undermine the hard decisions having to be made by the people there…well, it’s just sickening.

    I read this book a very long time ago. Now as I read, I see the Red’s strategies then and it is obvious how those strategies and tactics have been playing out right here for many years.

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    • elvischupacabra says:

      Read the book, “The Candy Bomber” about the USAF pilot who started the practice of dropping small candy parcels with homemade parachutes to the children of Berlin during the blockade. This single act within the larger airlift focused the minds of Berliners and Germans at large on the differences between east and west. Remember that the Berliners were offered food, fuel and consumer goods by the Soviets if they just submitted to the will of the Communist government, but they chose the cold and hunger, with freedom at the end, over the here-and-now and slavery.

      The Berlin Airlift has been called the climax of the Cold War, and as we learn more about the war for the hearts and minds of the vulnerable, the more we’re reminded that ONLY capitalism and free markets have ever lifted a society out of poverty.

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      • Josh says:

        For more inspiration, read any of the short books by Dr. Tom Dooley – “Deliver Us From Evil”, “The Edge of Tomorrow” & “The Night They Burned The Mountain”. I just finished “Deliver Us From Evil” and am now in the middle of “The Edge of Tomorrow”.

        Dr. Dooley was a “Candy Bomber” in his own right. He was doing what he felt called to do (doctoring) and letting all know that “This is American Aid” with every act of goodness. Those he was treating (Indo-China) distrusted Americans because the Communists told them how evil Americans were. Dr. Dooley, and his aids, set much of the populace straight.

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  13. yankeeintx says:

    A concerned citizen reported Judge Clay Jenkins to Child Protective Services for hanging out with the Ebola man’s contacts. He also claims that he drove the family to their new location, and then went home to be with his wife and 9 year old daughter. The concerned citizen worries that he put his daughter at risk.
    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/10/05/EXCLUSIVE-CPS-Complaint-Filed-Against-Texas-Judge-For-Possible-Exposure-of-Daughter-to-Ebola/

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  14. texan59 says:

    Ohmahgerd! This passes for work in “The World’s Most Deliberative Body”. I guess they’ve solved all of the other problems. 🙄

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/senator-calls-for-tougher-regs-on-counterfeit-prom-dresses/ar-BB7PTa9

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  15. John Denney says:

    ISIS just captured the Kurdish city of Kobane. A Kurdish soldier took out several ISIS fighters at her death defending the city:
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/10/female-kurdish-fighter-clashes-with-isis-rebels-fires-grenades-then-blows-herself-up-in-suicide-blast/

    From what I see, we should be giving the Kurds a lot more support. They’re the ones who rescued the Yazidis and Christians who had fled to a barren mountain to escape ISIS.

    ISIS has modern weapons, but the Kurds’ weapons are mid-20th century.

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  16. LandauMurphyFan says:

    Interesting op ed at http://www.latimes.com/opinion/ on the value of fighting for freedom even in a dying republic.

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    • doodahdaze says:

      The USA is going to be a hard hill for them to climb no matter how bad Obama Fumbles and Bumbles. He could surrender but we won’t.

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  17. LandauMurphyFan says:

    But then, sadly, there’s this – swastikas painted on a Jewish frat house at Emory University just after Yom Kippur.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/swastikas-emory-aepi-2014-10

    And more swastikas found outside another frat house at the same university.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/swastikas-emory-fraternity-2014-10

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  18. czarowniczy says:

    SCOTUS has all but given its nod to gay marriage today. Only national mention of this so far is a rumor that when the POtuS heard about it said: “Maybe they’ll get off my ass about this now.”

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  19. oldiadguy says:

    I meant to post this yesterday.

    http://www.odmp.org/officer/11995-police-officer-louis-d-sebold

    This line of duty death really affected me. I was working night watch and Lou relieved me the morning he was killed. Lou was our tri-car officer, but took over my cruiser as my regular relief had car trouble and was running late. Lou told me a joke, that I am ashamed that I can not remember, as we made relief. Several hours later, Lou was dead.

    That night, my partner and I had the hospital detail on the guy who killed Lou. While my partner and I kept our distance from the guy and did not speak to him, hospital personnel made a complaint about our attitude. Imagine that, having a bad attitude towards the guy who killed one of our fellow officers.

    There is a comment from another old school cop on CopTalk about the incident.

    http://members.boardhost.com/stlouiscoptalk/msg/1412540852.html

    As I said in a previous post, I’ve had to wear the mourning badge cover way to many times. Twenty-two officers died in the line of duty while I was with the PD. Here is the SLMPD Fallen Officer Memorial page.

    http://www.slmpd.org/memorial/memorial.shtml

    Take Care

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    • Josh says:

      I saw an officer in a marina office when I stopped in a few days ago. I thanked him for his service. It is all I can do. I thank all service people for their sacrifice. We are all in this together some more on the front lines than others.

      Thank you, oldiadguy. Veritas aequitas indeed.

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  20. Josh says:

    I completed a good deed today and delivered it to the recipient. It cost me about $60.00 in materials and much more than that in time. The recipient was very grateful and said, “If there’s anything I can do to repay you just let me know.” I told her to “Vote Conservative”.

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  21. arttart1983 says:

    FELLOW Up Story on little Victoria:

    ‘Docs join to help girl attacked by dogs after KFC hoax accusations’

    A trio of big-hearted doctors is helping 3-year-old Victoria Wilcher, the Mississippi girl who was mauled by her grandfather’s pitbulls and then thrust into the national spotlight when her family was accused of perpetrating a hoax at a local KFC.

    The doctors come from three states and are donating their efforts to reconstruct the face of Victoria, who lost an eye in the attack earlier this year. A Florida doctor made Victoria a prosthetic eye, a local physician reconstructed the girl’s eyelid and a Las Vegas plastic surgeon has signed on to perform a series of operations that could continue for years.

    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/10/06/docs-join-to-help-girl-attacked-by-dogs-after-kfc-hoax-accusations/?intcmp=latestnews

    The picture is priceless, CONSIDER how she looked before the Doctors came forward to help her, it makes me sick to think about her injuries.

    Bless her heart, a long journey to have her face repaired as well as countless surgeries/re-coup time. Thank God for the donations of Doctors willing to operate PRO Bono to help little Victoria. God knows she needs it w/the scumbag grandfather she had that owned the 3 Pitt Bulls that attacked her as well as her grifter grandmother willing to perpetrate fraud against KFC.

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  22. LetJusticePrevail" says:

    From the “That SUX” category of current events:

    Paul Revere of Raiders rock band dies at 76

    Roger Hart, manager for Paul Revere and the Raiders, said he died Saturday at his home in Garden Valley, Idaho, from cancer. Revere was born in Harvard, Nebraska

    Goodbye, Paul. Thanks for the music.

    http://start.toshiba.com/news/read/category/Entertainment/article/the_associated_press-paul_revere_of_raiders_rock_band_dies_at_76-ap

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  23. nyetneetot says:

    Seattle’s Harborview will accept overseas Ebola patients
    http://mynorthwest.com/11/2619033/Harborview-will-accept-overseas-Ebola-patients
    ….
    Sigh

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  24. nyetneetot says:

    Seattle City Council replaces Columbus Day
    http://mynorthwest.com/11/2618963/Seattle-City-Council-replaces-Columbus-Day
    ….

    Double Sigh

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Yeah, they’ve been vying for the Great American Moonbat award for years. I’m waiting for the Council vote to make Bill Gates and Pete Carroll deities and replace the Trinity with Baldwin, Bowker and Siegl.

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  25. partyzantski says:

    http://www.radicalcartography.net/
    Have fun with this! Found it at gizmodo.

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  26. czarowniczy says:

    The media’s and politician’s exploitation of the Ebola problem seems to be going viral also. In New Orleans the mayor’s out there giving his best genetic-politician ‘there’s nothing to worry about, we’;re her to protect you’ speech. The state’s and city’s health bureaucrats are out puffing up their political, pointing to the plans they have to immediate get out in front of any Ebola infestation and soothing the public’s fears about dissolving into a pool of ichor right before they could enjoy one last iced caramel macchiato with extra caramel. This is from the same folks who screwed the Katrina disaster into an example that urban planners and disaster prep students in remedial undergrad classes will be studying for centuries. These are the same folks who STILL can’t keep a local brain-eating amoeba out of our water supplies. These are the same folks who’ve kept us in the top 10 HIV infected cities in the US for decades. These are the same fo0lks who haven’t been able to get decent grocery store or a hospital into Eastern New Orleans for nearly 10 years – getting the idea?
    For those of you who believe in reincarnation I believe these pols were the ones in Jericho who told the population they shouldn’t worry as the approaching Israelite army was just a few soldiers with a small brass jazz band. We had out first meeting at a local hospital around 1999 concerning creating a city-wide SOP for managing a major bio outbreak but the hospitals and the city (especially the city) were so insular that nothing happened and here we are, back at square one. One can only hope that those poor souls who become infected due to the criminal negligence and stupidity of our elected ‘protectors’ decide to share the experience with them.

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