Vexing Health Issues (Part One)

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Sitting around the Old Cracker Barrel, Talking

 Dealing with Communicable Diseases

Controversial Topic 

Are you for or against inoculations against viral infections (from the flu to chicken pox, etc.)? And why?

The Congo

How should the world deal with the threat of ebola, coming out of Africa? Explain yourself.

There is another topic lined up for tomorrow.

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Please Push for Impeachment

 Topical Note : The Democrat National Committee attorneys and advisors (most of whom are lawyers) believe that if there is enough impeachment talk that the American people will side with the communists (Warren and Sanders) against President Trump. They know that an impeachment trial during the run up to an election would be disastrous. They just want to dirty the President up.

Paul L. Quandt – I always enjoy reading your blog. Sometimes I learn a new to me thing and sometimes I just enjoy reading about what’s going on around you. Also, you have a way of looking at the political scene that both informs and entertains me.

The only thing that this blog tries to offer is the truth, and a bit of humor. It’s often the same thing. You don’t see much of it in the mainstream media.

LindaG – Some news outlets are predicting the Repubs that don’t like Trump will turn on him in an impeachment trial. Didn’t the ‘end of life on Earth’ countdown start when Al Gore left office?

We read the same thing. Mitt Romney is positioning himself to be the savior of the Republican Party at the convention (again). He’s an embarrassment and has always been a closet liberal. I find his behavior craven. 

Al Gore sold his company to oil sheiks for millions. Good move, Al. I’m sure that the world (for him) will end when his heart stops beating. Then he may have a whole new set of problems.

LSP –  Seems like theater to me, and an absurd one at that. Have the DNC effectively conceded 2020? Or are they just dimwits?

Dimwit seems to be such a gentle characterization. Ok, you’re a man of the cloth. You can get away with it. I think that they feel that America doesn’t want to go full communist and without Biden as the moderate, they can’t win. The Ukraine/China scandals have been a steak in his heart. So they’re running interference with the communists, in the hope that America will change its mind.

WSF – Hear all these political talking heads spouting off the the President is corrupt, lies, isn’t fit to be commander-in-chief, etc. but don’t see any specific, detailed allegations spelled out. 

The only allegation is that they don’t like President Trump. They don’t need a crime to vote too impeach. Then it moves to the Senate where there is a trial. And they clearly don’t want that.

Jim – Will they impeach? Sound minds will not, but we aren’t talking about the sane here. 

They’re sane. They are playing the only hand they have. The economy is roaring, people are working, Afghanistan is winding down. They need to run on something. Warren and Sanders are running on taking your money, your food, your cars, etc. They are telling you that Trump is a crook, when it’s clearly Biden who was running his financial scam from the White House.

The donkeys have a long history of squandering public funds with no apparent positive result. 

They enrich themselves and remain in office, enriching themselves, by bribing the poor to vote with other people’s money. It’s a sweet hustle. True of both parties, but the donkeys are up front about it.

Speaking of Gore, I do believe the 12 years to go resets annually, so we still have 12 to go. That suits me since I too have borrowed time on several occasions.

Ah, yes. Resetting the clock endlessly, like some religions who predict the end and then they have to do the same thing.

Woodsterman – If you can’t win at the ballot box, lie and cheat to win your point.

It’s the only game available to them.

The White Wolf Mine
DRJIM (sort of a mountain man now) – Cap’n Bob and the Damsel talk about all the javelinas they have down Wickenburg way. They tear up stuff and are annoying.
We had some reports of bears coming down out of the hills in the last week or so. Don’t if that portends anything, but it’s a reminder that we do live “In The Country” out here. The only animal attacks we’ve heard of is the guy that wrestled the mountain lion last year, and he won.
I think the authorities said it was a juvenile lion, probably practicing his hunting skills.
We don’t have many javelinas around here. The lions, wolves and bobcats thin the numbers. Still, they are present in the area. As to the guy who killed the lion, I wouldn’t want to take on a juvenile lion bare handed. 
You seem to have made the transition from Long Beach, CA scientist to Colorado naturalist seamlessly. That’s a good thing.

9 thoughts on “Vexing Health Issues (Part One)

  1. Herd immunity IS a thing. When you have a bunch of anti-vaxxers out there, that immunity goes away. Look at the measles epidemics we've seen just this year. What if those were smallpox? Or something even worse. Yes, I'm a proponent of vaccinations! I grew up seeing people in iron lungs from polio. I don't want a repeat of that. Re Ebola. Lock them down. There are not enough beds in the entire US to handle even a dozen infected people!!! The CDC, WHO, and others, including JHU have come out with alerts to that effect.

  2. 'Don't change horses in the middle of the stream.' We've heard that before, and it clearly worked for Barry Obama's re-election; even when unemployment was over 7% (which he then had the OMB fudge the numbers so that they came in at under 7% right before the election).

    The election is around a year away, and the economy shows no real signs of tanking before then. With everything going well economically, the Democrats have absolutely nothing to entice people to vote for them. Other than Trump is evil and should be impeached (although they will not cast ther vote for that eventuality, since that would doom their own re-election chances in Trumpian districts).

    I see absolutely no chance of the electorate throwing the dice and changing horses in the middle of the stream. It also seems clear that the more slime they try to taint Trump with, the more it slops all over themselves.

  3. I'm with NFO. We spent decades, and untold wealth, to eradicate common diseases within our borders. Now a few misinformed people are making enough noise to get others to follow them "For The Children".

    Sheesh..,..that's why we did this in the first place.

    As the old saying goes…"Some people would bitch if you hung 'em with a new rope…"

  4. Ah, the old vax dilemma. They've worked well enough for me, no polio, and less well for others. That in mind, what fresh hell are our overlords concocting? Surely they wouldn't be evil enough to run freakish experiments on the gen. pop. through vaccinations.

    Paranoid perhaps, but still. As for ebola, BUILD THE DAM WALL.

  5. Vaccines? Who determines the quality? I've written about my son and multiple inoculations at an early age. My son, the medic, said he seldom saw any health professionals reading the information sheets, let alone advising recipients of possible side effects.

    IMO, an area of medicine gone sloppy and careless.

  6. Lesse… No vaccines and Polio, diptheria and a thousand other hells come back in vogue, or Vaccines and the plagues that killed people right and left, crippled and destroyed families, all stop? I'll take Vaccines for a 1000, Alex.

    Vaccines. Totally. VACCINES!!!

    As a recent sufferer of shingles, as in my doc saying "That's the Worst case of shingles I've ever seen!" I would kick myself hard for not getting the vaccine, but my frickin head hurts too much to move much, like to kick myself.

    Vaccines have, truly, saved whole generations, whole populations, whole societies. Anyone who's ever seen a pre-diptheria vaccine graveyard and seen the children's graves, everywhere, due to diptheria, and isn't pro-vaccine is just wrong in the head.

    Are vaccines painful? Yes. Are they sometimes ineffective? Yes. Are there possibly some issues with them? Maybe. Is it worth allowing back the killers of children (seriously, making it past 13 was difficult back in the day) to flourish and rip our world apart again because of issues brought up by people who also support vaginal eggs as a therapy, well… VACCINES!!!!!

    What's the safe distance to be around someone who doesn't have immunity? About as far as you can shoot.

    To summarize, VACCINES!!!!!

  7. Vaccines: For. The numbers seem to be vastly on the side of good effects outweighing bad effects.

    I'm also for personal choice, so making it mandatory by law might be a little too far. However, making it mandatory for attending public schools I am all for.

    Congo Ebola: Full quarantine, except for returning medical and support personnel. The United States has absolutely nothing to lose from cutting off the flow of potential plague vectors from anyplace with rampant incurable diseases, and everything to gain.


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