User Profile: AxelPhantom

AxelPhantom

Member Since: September 13, 2011

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  • [3] October 19, 2014 at 10:35pm

    When I was recently visiting my daughter she left the porch light on one night in protest for Mexico holding Sgt. Tamoorissi. She said there was a lot of wondering amongst the military families if this was legitimate or whether it was something invented to identify the military households for the terrorists mentioned in this threat letter.

    We slept that night with guns in easy reach……..

  • [5] October 19, 2014 at 11:25am

    “…..The exercise will involve eight scheduled events and/or webinars which will discuss questions surrounding continuity of operations for essential services, transportation impacts, disruption in communications and internet connectivity, disruptions to power sources and other related possible damages to the normal function of societal life.”

    They are assuming a severe flu outbreak similar to the Spanish Flu.

    Several posters here thought Sargeking was crazy when he suggested similar disruptions and consequences if control is lost last week. FEMA apparently thinks it is not so far fetched, or do they know something else we don’t?

  • [1] October 18, 2014 at 1:32pm

    So those of you who are giving me a negative, please do tell why? I am Roman Catholic and some of what went on in the name of God and Church was so very wrong. I recognize that. I also recognize that those were very different times. But it did happen and it was wrong.

    How is it that Protestants cannot look with truth at the things that were done in their religion’s name and likewise admit that the faith of the layman in God was hijacked for political purposes by errant leaders, not so differently than the Catholics?

    If you wish to cast stones at the Catholic Church for falling away from the teachings of Christ then at least do so with honesty upon your own sect’s misdeeds.

  • [-3] October 18, 2014 at 12:46pm

    Michael, what branch of Christianity persecuted, pursued and murdered the Mormons in the United States because they believed them to be apostates?
    In our country’s history in the name of God who burned people at the stake, or on crosses, hung them from trees or suffocated them by placing stones upon their chests, in many cases because they got in the way politically? Is that not oppression?
    Every religion has its dark history, most thankfully mature and realize the error of their ways, some are slower to come around than others.
    (p.s. I am not LDS, nor am I a witch, nor am I black)

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  • [1] October 18, 2014 at 2:28am

    Tretka,
    I am hoping people will get beyond assigning blame, I think it is pretty obvious at this point that the whole thing is a cluster f- and like you say it doesn’t matter whether this was planned or not. It just is. Like every other time, I fully expect nothing to be done and no responsibility for any of it to be taken.

    We need to be looking beyond the fray and discussing, watching and questioning the effects of what is being done to “protect” us.
    Today, with Obama’s appointment of an Ebola Czar government expanded, a whole new division has been created. What powers will/could be ultimately be ceded to him?

    Obama’s political hack now has a modicum of control over the direction of the CDC, DHS (including TSA, ICE), HHS, Department of Defense among others. How does that change the rules of the game?

  • [1] October 18, 2014 at 1:53am

    So a bit like if you are thought to be insane and institutionalized for the public protection until you are evaluated and released?

    …or having your guns impounded because a councilor thinks you may be emotionally unstable (a danger to yourself and the public) while going through a divorce ?

    Stranger things have been twisted into justification for laws……..

  • [3] October 18, 2014 at 1:36am

    Hard-hat,

    Trust me, I am not taking offence (the hubby says sometimes in writing I come across a bit harsh).

    I truly want to discuss more than who is to blame here and want to go deeper into the things that got the ball rolling and made Obama’s reign of power possible, mainly 9-11.

    The fear, panic, disbelief and helplessness changed us as a country and I for one do not want a repeat performance on this event, we need to stop digging the hole and that requires us to stop acting like over emotional liberals and start thinking of things beyond the obvious. How much does the Constitution, freedom and liberty mean to us? Are we ready to put our money where our mouth is?

  • October 18, 2014 at 1:24am

    I agree with you generally. What I wish to avoid is exchanging immediate safety for future liberty. It gives me heebie-jeebies anytime the government decides that a citizen should be detained against their will when their only proven crime is seeking medical help. It is kind of along the lines of a person going through a divorce having to give up their firearms.

    This will not be the last time someone refuses to be quarantined. How do we handle it without creating another mess where people with nothing more than the flu are being detained? If this thing spreads beyond “traveling to Africa” or “Contact with Ebola victim” the “screening” process will become crap and anyone with an intestinal flu will be suspect.

    I understand the legality of doing it once the person has a confirmed infection, but what about the 12 hours or so when the infection is questionable?

    At the point she was released she had not tested positive, only flunked the “screening” which entailed a list of symptoms and contact with a person who was not ill themselves but had treated one of those who had become ill.

    It would be nice if this whole thing would just become a non issue because it burns itself out, but these are the kinds of issues that we need to know where we stand or I fear we will lose many uniquely American things in the process.

    South x Southwest -we avoid the city then as if it had the plague (no pun intended)
    http://www.thejournal.ie/sxsw-crash-deaths-1359989-Mar2014/

  • [2] October 17, 2014 at 10:26pm

    According to the Dallas news (listened in on and off this afternoon), they say she was in close contact with someone who cared for one of the victims, not a victim or a recent traveler to Africa.

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  • [2] October 17, 2014 at 10:06pm

    What do you do when the docs and the government are one in the same AKA the CDC?

    In this situation you have local docs asking state docs who in turn ask the Federal docs who say to let her go. Nobody wants to take credit for the decisions and Obama has done a good job making sure that no one has to.

    Not trying to be difficult here but I need to work all of this through for my own moral clarity and it helps to have a sounding board.

  • October 17, 2014 at 9:50pm

    When you drive on public roads isn’t it a choice? Perhaps a choice between two bad things like, you are out of milk and you need to go to the store. Could walk, could ride a bike, a horse, a bus, get a taxi depending on where you live…..one drunk can take out a dozen people in the right circumstance (we had it happen in downtown Austin this past summer).

    I think we need to start considering the consequences of what we need to do to stop this thing and balance it against individual rights to find out what is acceptable so we do not have another “patriot act”……

  • [13] October 17, 2014 at 9:39pm

    In a round-about way I am asking people to stop and think for a moment.

    We all know what happened with regards to the expansion of government powers after 9-11 because people were scared, shocked and angry. I pose to you all here that this is what is truly meant by “never let a good crisis go to waste”.

    The largest, most rapid transformation of this Country came about because we all wanted a quick fix, we all wanted safety, security and to return to life as usual as quickly as possible.

    Here again we find ourselves facing a possible crisis of epic proportions. Without a thought to the future, we may find ourselves in 10 years bemoaning the liberties we traded for security. If we think it through it does not have to be an either or situation.

    Every step of the way we need to stop, think and look at the big picture in ALL aspects. Be very wary what you are willing to cede to the government…….

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  • October 17, 2014 at 9:21pm

    Pretty good….playing devil’s advocate here…..so kind of like a drunk driving check point where they can draw blood or breathalyze you because they suspect you may present a danger to the public regardless whether or not you give consent?

  • [5] October 17, 2014 at 8:59pm

    Ain’t it tho?

  • [6] October 17, 2014 at 8:53pm

    So here is a question Blazers, curious to hear your thoughts:

    A patient comes in suspected but not confirmed of having Ebola. The patient refuses to stay at the hospital do you detain them or is it a violation of their rights? At what point does public safety trump individual rights and how do you prevent a slippery slope from forming?

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  • [2] October 17, 2014 at 8:41pm

    CDC and TDH said there was no reason to detain her.

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  • [14] October 17, 2014 at 8:39pm

    Baylor transferred the patient after her answers on the questionnaire highlighted her as being at risk. Then Presbyterian “lost” her for a while, denying that they had a transfer from Baylor. Then when they “found” her again she had been released.

    Here was the timeline. http://www.boston.com/health/2014/10/17/ebola-today-cdc-expands-passenger-check-ins-before-flight/bp9pHrGGP6HoAYizUs0PzJ/story.html

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  • [5] October 17, 2014 at 7:21pm

    Ebola as a tool for terrorism should be on the radar screen.

    Yeah, y’a think?

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  • October 17, 2014 at 1:14pm

    Agreed! That is why everything they do now is to be treated as suspect because often it is contradictory to something else they do or say. I would however rather see them go a bit overboard rather than ignoring the problem and hoping it will just go away.

  • [5] October 17, 2014 at 9:07am

    So here is the latest from the Belize papers

    A government statement issued late Thursday night says that “the government of Belize was contacted by officers of the US government and made aware of a cruise ship passenger considered of very low risk for Ebola.”

    The Belize government statement said that the cruise ship passenger had “voluntarily entered quarantine on board the ship and remains free of any fever or other symptoms of the illness.”

    While rumours ran wild in social media earlier on Thursday night, the government release made clear that “out of an abundance of caution, the Government of Belize decided not to facilitate a US request for assistance in evacuating the passenger through the Philip Goldson International Airport.”

    It is to be noted, that, as pointed out in the official statement, the passenger suspected of “very low risk for Ebola” did not set foot in Belize and remained in voluntary quarantine on board the cruise ship.

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