I think your point about caring for the strays keeping disease down as well as providing for their own happiness and comfort is valid, but to not believe that rabies can occur is horribly narrow minded and not reflected in the world around you. Even in the U.S. rabies occurs. This article is talking about a whole different culture where animals don’t go to the vets for vaccines regularly if ever. It’s not just this poor specialist who died, but children who are bitten and have no access to vaccines. The loss of this specialist is embarassing. If he went for help, and they took it seriously enough to give him 3 vaccines, they damn well should have ensured they got him the other 3. Blowing it off, in this case, cost him his life. Is rabies a huge risk to our soldiers? Probably not, since he’s the first and only casualty. But every soldier is worth protecting, and for them to half ass the treatment is egregious. Is rabies a huge risk in the U.S.? Probably not, unless you’re the kid bitten by the bat, racoon, horse, kitten, etc… who happens to have it. I know two veterinarians who were exposed by a stray kitten in their practice. Fortunately, they recognized the risk, had the kitten’s brain tested, and the whole staff received treatment… no casualties. Don’t be ignorant of risks, even if small, when they’re fatal.
October 3, 2011 at 10:11am
Ok, I hate that it needs to be explained, but the foreskin is the tip… get it? He didn’t need to be more clear, he needed a more clever audience.
October 3, 2011 at 10:06am
What is the lunacy of this response/repetition? Do these people realize how ridiculous that is? What a bunch of absolute morons. Of course, what other class of people have the time to sit around and listen to marxist drivel instead of dealing with the realities of adult life such as job, family, faith, and if there is time, friends and recreation. It pains me to think that this is where our welfare dollars are going, to provide for such wastage.
They are repeating because no bullhorns are allowed and the back of the crowd can't hear a speaker. At least that is what I saw posted elsewhere.
August 4, 2011 at 10:35am
Now that we have Matt’s articulate and thoughtful insight on the situation we can get to work. I’m sure this is what the President has been waiting for. BTW, if he thinks paying more taxes would be a good idea… who’s stopping him or any of his Hollywood cohorts from taking on the U.S. as a cause and donating parts of their earnings to help the government’s efforts, lame as they are, to assist the needy. C’mon Matt, lead by example and stroke that check.