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PJNevada

Member Since: June 01, 2013

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  • October 25, 2014 at 11:19am

    ‘Course if you have the car charger, you probably got it *out of the car*. Hmmm…

  • October 24, 2014 at 8:26am

    The Washington quote is from his first state of the union, and is indeed a statement that it is not enough for a free people to simply be armed, but that they must also establish the common defense.

    “Among the many interesting objects which will engage your attention that of providing for the common defense will merit particular regard. To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.

    A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies.

    The proper establishment of the troops which may be deemed indispensable will be entitled to mature consideration. In the arrangements which may be made respecting it it will be of importance to conciliate the comfortable support of the officers and soldiers with a due regard to economy.”

  • October 23, 2014 at 8:12pm

    Blaze, where you been? That story has been out for months!

  • [5] October 22, 2014 at 9:49pm

    That’s nice of ‘em and all, but most studies I have read regarding actual controlled ranges conclude that environmental impact of lead bullets in such conditions is relatively low. Those studies conclude bullet lead does absorb eventually into the top few inches of soil but it does not contaminate subsurface soil and does not leach into groundwater. If a range is close to a river and is prone to runoff, then contaminated runoff potentially could get into a river, but I am not aware of any anecdotal evidence. Trees close to a range can draw up lead and if harvested they would be considered contaminated, but from what I have read that is not a large percentage of trees, and contamination drops of quickly the further they are from the downrange proper.

    Mechanical separation of lead bullets from soil does have tradeoffs too, as that process could cause shedding and stirring up of corrosion byproducts that would be more easily soluble. So the most important considerations would seem to be in selecting the location of the range away from surface water, streams and rivers, and management to minimize vegetation in the immediate downrange area.

    And don’t buy the BS that it will be paid for by asset seizure from “alleged criminals”. Most likely the funding will come from civil asset forfeiture, and most people here know what that’s really all about.

  • [7] October 21, 2014 at 9:22pm

    “Guess What Ferguson Police Found on Missouri Democrat”? Her hypocrisy?

  • [6] October 21, 2014 at 9:17pm

    I probably didn’t have much in common with Bradley from a political point of view, but he was an old school newsman, and I can respect that. RIP.

  • October 21, 2014 at 9:07pm

    It’s true we may never know exactly how these selfless, courageous women were infected. But let’s start with the “don’t worry, we’ve got it covered” bull**** from POTUS and the CDC aparatchicks.

  • [2] October 20, 2014 at 11:04pm

    These days I would have to say “Red” Reddington.

  • [3] October 20, 2014 at 9:28pm

    Night Gallery’s “The Caterpillar” ;-)

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  • [174] October 20, 2014 at 8:21pm

    Maybe your state is different, but I believe an absentee ballot has to be returned by the voter directly to the registrar of voters, either in person or by mail; not just stuffed en masse into a ballot box at a random polling place.

  • [11] October 19, 2014 at 2:15pm

    Ironic that some of the best cardiac care in the nation if not the world is in Houston.

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  • October 18, 2014 at 8:25pm

    Or for that matter the CDC researchers may have take out the patent so that someone else could *not* patent it for profit. In any event there is no evidence of something malevolent or even unethical.

  • October 18, 2014 at 7:59pm

    If you want to study or modify Ebola for nefarious purposes you don’t need no stinkin’ patent. Looks to me like researchers isolated a weakened species they called EboBun; that in the process they felt various aspects and methods listed in the patent would be useful for research, diagnostics, and therapies, and they want to get paid license fees if someone else wants to use it in the future.

  • October 18, 2014 at 7:42pm

    So, I’ve been doing some reading on what is meant by “airborne transmission” in microbiology. All the definitions are pretty much as follows:

    “Airborne transmission refers to situations where droplet nuclei (residue from evaporated droplets) or dust particles containing microorganisms can remain suspended in air for long periods of time. These organisms must be capable of surviving for long periods of time outside the body and must be resistant to drying. Airborne transmission allows organisms to enter the upper and lower respiratory tracts. Fortunately, only a limited number of diseases are capable of airborne transmission.”

    Other articles advise that the epidemiological case history does not support Ebola being transmitted by “airborne transmission” as it is defined. Examples of viruses in that category would be measles or chickenpox. That does not mean that you might not get infected by someone with active symptoms if they sneeze and you inhale those droplets directly or get them in your eyes. Some studies suspect it can happen via direct droplet inhalation and test studies using monkeys in labs indicate it may be possible.

  • October 18, 2014 at 6:50pm

    1. Cardio
    2. Always carry a change of underwear.
    3. Check the back seat.

  • [1] October 18, 2014 at 6:43pm

    What an idiotic, ignorant, troll-worthy comment.

  • [2] October 18, 2014 at 6:18pm

    The problem is that “Ebola symptoms” in the early stages are no different than the common flu; and seasonal flu can begin as early as October. The article says nothing about whether this person had any potential contact with the virus, whether first order, second order, or whatever. We can’t quarantine every person that runs a fever with a headache and nauseous.

    If nothing else, this episode has demonstrated we are woefully unprepared. This is a time for effective leadership and organization; making sure at the very least that everyone in emergency and urgent care (especially first contact) is properly trained and equipped; sensible precautions including criteria for enforced quarantine when appropriate; setting up designated regional care facilities with the ability to expand rapidly if needed; a quality nationwide escalating response plan that is drilled frequently to make sure it works, and restricting non-essential travel to and from hot zones. This is essential not only for Ebola but common sense biological disaster preparedness in general.

  • [1] October 18, 2014 at 5:27pm

    No man, or woman, left behind.

  • [1] October 18, 2014 at 4:37pm

    According to the financials on one.org/about 82.9% goes to programs, 15.2% goes to administration, and 1.9% goes to fundraising. Additional financials are listed on the page.

  • [2] October 17, 2014 at 1:47am

    $680K and that’s the best they could come up with? Don’t sue the surveyor, sue the architect. That is one stodgy, uninspired, fugly house…

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