User Profile: EgoLacuna

EgoLacuna

Member Since: January 23, 2013

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  • October 23, 2014 at 10:55am

    You have no idea if he got planning or logistic help from anyone else. Certainly the majority of recent terrorist attacks have been orchestrated affairs, but there are absolutely examples of lone wolves. Hassan comes to mind. This guy has a criminal history, and this may have been just one more antisocial behavior he initiated himself. His genral ideology was obviously Islamist, but that doesn’t mean it was part of a larger plan.

  • October 21, 2014 at 11:44am

    Suggesting the CDC is “learning on the job” demonstrates the ignorance of the author, and many posters. The CDC is not doing research in realtime. There are nearly 40 years of data on this virus. When a result gets published on something like the transmission of Ebola, hundreds of other virologists scrutinize, attempt to duplicate, or disprove the finding. If a result is confirmed, it enhances the working theoretical understanding of the viral mechanism. This takes YEARS! The CDC isn’t doing new science, and if they did it would be junk science because there wouldn’t be time for the result to be published and reviewed. If you disagree with something they are saying, you are disagreeing with the scientists who did the research. The CDC is just aggregating and reporting. If you do disagree with the science, fine…explain why you think the science is off. Obviously you would have to read the primary sources. If you can’t understand the science, please stop pretending that you know anything about the topic.

  • [1] October 21, 2014 at 11:25am

    Are you kidding?

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  • October 20, 2014 at 3:04pm

    A few weeks from now when there are zero US cases, are you idiots going to apologize for all the criticism? The scientists who have been researching this virus probably have a better handle on it than a roofer from Jersey…

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  • October 20, 2014 at 10:50am

    Where does that data come from?! Kind of funny coming from a guy like you with limited education, and few accomplishments. Has it occurred to you that your own shortcomings as a man are directly related to your perception of other men? Try a different way of seeing the world…you may find that people start to respect you. It must be hard for you to be invisible, but projecting your frustrations onto others only makes the problem worse. Best of luck to you.

  • October 16, 2014 at 10:30am

    What’s the conclusion from these datapoints? I’m curious to hear where this leads you?

  • [3] October 16, 2014 at 10:12am

    Before some really stupid people decided to politicize Ebola, there was almost 40 years of solid science. That science is what is informing policy. If you can’t understand the science, realize the profound limitations of your opinion.

  • [4] October 14, 2014 at 10:52am

    Wrong. The viral jacket of influenza is dynamic, and those versions of the virus that are unfamiliar to the population’s immune system become the predominant form. This is NOT a functional mutation. It’s like the difference between painting a Ford a different color, versus replacing enough parts in the Ford for it to become a Chevy.

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  • [1] October 14, 2014 at 10:46am

    Did you pay attention in science class? Mutations occur naturally but they are selected by external pressures. An organism that this thriving will not manifest functional mutations.

  • [4] October 14, 2014 at 10:44am

    Before idiots thought to politicize this virus, there were nearly 40 years of science describing it. This virus is no more likely to change into something substantively different than HIV, or any other virus. Functional mutations are a combination of several factors. It’s not like in the movies.

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  • [-2] October 14, 2014 at 10:34am

    What is wrong with you people!! For one, aren’t you concerned that your handlers are pushing such an irrational fear narrative? More importantly, there are nearly 40 years of research on this disease! There have been other outbreaks…we understand this virus very well! One person PER SECOND dies of flu…even more than that die of malaria (mostly children), and you folks are getting in a little tizzy because of a virus that even in a totally uncontrolled and densely populated environment, can’t even break the 5K mark. Before falling back on what your handlers have told you, do the research yourself. A very large amount of the 40 years of research is available online. Start at PubMed.

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  • October 12, 2014 at 9:52pm

    Because it would accomplish nothing. If direct flights are cancelled, what do you do about the people who book their flight to Amsterdam, stay a night and then come here? Contrary to what you have seen in the movies, there is no effective way (like a single database) to do what you are imagining. Unless, you are proposing that we wholesale reject the passports of all West Africans. That would mean blocking access to people who may not have been to their home country in years. It’s easy to say we should cut off the flow, but it isn’t easy to do it.

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  • [-5] October 12, 2014 at 9:44pm

    There is 40 years of science on this virus. Do you know how many people die of flu worldwide? ONE PERSON PER SECOND! Even in areas with zero effective control and containment, this virus is incapable of producing even a tiny fraction of those numbers. The CDC has accurate information, but many people like yourself prefer the fear. Maybe it helps to spice things up, I have no idea. What I do know, is that you can hop over to PubMed, or your local university library portal, and search for the research on Ebola. I don’t expect that you will do that (hand wringing is much more fun than reading), but if you did I think you would learn not to get your science news from the blaze.

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  • [-2] October 12, 2014 at 9:20pm

    I wish more people thought like you. It’s like the sheep want to panic, it’s something to do I suppose. The reporting on this makes it seem like there isn’t half a century of science on this virus! The media is exploiting vulnerable people, and the fear peddlers should be ashamed (that’s you GB).

  • [1] October 12, 2014 at 9:36am

    That shows just the opposite!!! It shows that this stupid woman was following a rule to its illogical extreme. It has nothing to do with his veteran status.

  • October 8, 2014 at 10:43pm

    Monk-

    Your story does make sense. If the bullet was secured on a 5.56 and the primer was struck out of battery, the case would rupture explosively because the secured bullet would create such excessive pressure . I have seem a similar detonation when someone tried to modify the feed ramp in a bolt rifle. The bullet caught on the ramp, and he was driving the bolt forward with enough force to detonate the primer. No injuries in that case, but the force was sufficient to splinter the stock from spalling on the outside of the receiver. Your story is not BS, unlike the 22 story.

  • [2] October 8, 2014 at 9:44pm

    East-

    How could that be true? Do the experiment yourself (obviously without standing over it). Even with the case secured, the explosion would generate negligible forward pressure. What pressure was generated would be lost around the bullet, not behind it. Especially because it was probably a 40 grain bullet that wouldn’t even have the weight to allow pressure to build behind it. At most it might generate 50-100 fps, hardly enough to puncture the skin. I think this is a big fish story, or your “buddy” is lying about how he shot himself.

  • [1] October 8, 2014 at 9:35pm

    What’s here? What’s happening in Ohio? Why do so many people on the Blaze write cryptic and vaguely paranoid comments? Stand up for America by actually saying what you mean!

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  • [3] October 8, 2014 at 9:26pm

    What??? I’m very confused about what you are trying to say. Your theory is that the directors/producers of “A Christmas Story” planted a bomb in a city park?

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  • [3] October 8, 2014 at 9:22pm

    Wouldn’t that definition of heir preclude a parent being paid on the policy of their child?

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