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    Obama to detail plans on Ebola offensive on Tuesday: WSJ

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    U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to detail on Tuesday a plan to boost his country's involvement in mitigating the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.
    The plan would involve a greater involvement of the U.S. military in tackling the worst recorded outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the proposal.
    The outbreak has now killed upwards of 2,400 people, mostly in Liberia, neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone as poorly resourced West African healthcare systems have been overrun.

    The U.S. government has already committed around $100 million to tackle the outbreak by providing protective equipment for healthcare workers, food, water, medical and hygiene equipment.
    Obama could ask Congress for an additional $88 million to fund his proposal, the WSJ reported. Plan details are expected during Obama's visit Tuesday to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/0...n-tuesday-wsj/

    Why the U.S. was approached an not the EU?

    Either way it's a good thing and if there needs to be a coalition of countries to rally around something - this Ebola outbreak is one that has the potential to over-run millions and expand outside of Western Africa. This outbreak needs to be stopped and stopped now. An additional 100 million + 88 million more is a sound investment IMO. I don't often say this but in this case, I support Obama's efforts 100% and hope that the Congress quickly passes whatever is needed to get this going. I am hoping Obama also appeals to the EU and the UN for additional funding - as well as China and Russia. This virus could mutate and get much more deadly as time passes. This is an effort to help the entire human race, not just Liberia or West African nations.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Obama to detail plans on Ebola offensive on Tuesday: WSJ

    Definately best to stop it there.
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    Why the U.S. was approached an not the EU?

    Either way it's a good thing and if there needs to be a coalition of countries to rally around something - this Ebola outbreak is one that has the potential to over-run millions and expand outside of Western Africa. This outbreak needs to be stopped and stopped now. An additional 100 million + 88 million more is a sound investment IMO. I don't often say this but in this case, I support Obama's efforts 100% and hope that the Congress quickly passes whatever is needed to get this going. I am hoping Obama also appeals to the EU and the UN for additional funding - as well as China and Russia. This virus could mutate and get much more deadly as time passes. This is an effort to help the entire human race, not just Liberia or West African nations.
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    Re: Obama to detail plans on Ebola offensive on Tuesday: WSJ

    Where exactly are we getting this 100 million dollars to fight Ebola in Africa? Borrowing it from China? Just printing up an extra 100 mill? Let Africa take care of Africa.

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    Re: Obama to detail plans on Ebola offensive on Tuesday: WSJ

    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisshort View Post
    Where exactly are we getting this 100 million dollars to fight Ebola in Africa? Borrowing it from China? Just printing up an extra 100 mill? Let Africa take care of Africa.
    Sure borrow it from China. Africa cannot take care of Africa (if you read the article you'd know that) and the virus if not contained will spread to other countries. It's more sensible to contain it in Africa than waiting until it comes to America and then addressing the problem. As well, by then it may mutate and be much more difficult to contain.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Obama to detail plans on Ebola offensive on Tuesday: WSJ

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Sure borrow it from China. Africa cannot take care of Africa (if you read the article you'd know that) and the virus if not contained will spread to other countries. It's more sensible to contain it in Africa than waiting until it comes to America and then addressing the problem. As well, by then it may mutate and be much more difficult to contain.
    Africa is a mess and if we keep enabling them by riding to the rescue they will never learn to take care of themselves. Let this disease run its course on the dark continent. In countries like the US it will never take hold as it has there where people refuse to not ritually wash their dead no matter what they died from and where they loot blankets from Ebola hospitals. This is a third world disease and we can't afford to bail them out yet again. As of now we are spending million on AIDS there. Enough is enough.

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    Re: Obama to detail plans on Ebola offensive on Tuesday: WSJ

    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisshort View Post
    Africa is a mess and if we keep enabling them by riding to the rescue they will never learn to take care of themselves. Let this disease run its course on the dark continent. In countries like the US it will never take hold as it has there where people refuse to not ritually wash their dead no matter what they died from and where they loot blankets from Ebola hospitals. This is a third world disease and we can't afford to bail them out yet again. As of now we are spending million on AIDS there. Enough is enough.
    This has nothing to do with enabling it has to do with stopping the spread of a virus that has no cure and that is lethal. You're obviously not understanding the big picture and favor a narrow view for some reason. This is not a narrow view issue.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Obama to detail plans on Ebola offensive on Tuesday: WSJ

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    This has nothing to do with enabling it has to do with stopping the spread of a virus that has no cure and that is lethal. You're obviously not understanding the big picture and favor a narrow view for some reason. This is not a narrow view issue.
    The infected American docs come home and get cured with a new drug so there is indeed a cure but it seems to work best on healthy well nourished first world people. This whole thing is being blown out of proportion by Obama and his media as a distraction from his failed presidency. Don't fall for it.

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    Re: Obama to detail plans on Ebola offensive on Tuesday: WSJ

    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisshort View Post
    The infected American docs come home and get cured with a new drug so there is indeed a cure but it seems to work best on healthy well nourished first world people. This whole thing is being blown out of proportion by Obama and his media as a distraction from his failed presidency. Don't fall for it.
    "there is indeed a cure but it seems to work best for healthy well nourished first world people"

    What the flying flipping ****?

    Quit the partisan hackery, this is an issue of humanity, a virus, not terrorists, or partisans, or warmongerers. A VIRUS.

    Something not of human origin, something malicious beyond all things.

    We will eradicate it, but not with that attitude.
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    Re: Obama to detail plans on Ebola offensive on Tuesday: WSJ

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    "there is indeed a cure but it seems to work best for healthy well nourished first world people"

    What the flying flipping ****?

    Quit the partisan hackery, this is an issue of humanity, a virus, not terrorists, or partisans, or warmongerers. A VIRUS.

    Something not of human origin, something malicious beyond all things.

    We will eradicate it, but not with that attitude.
    With the millions we have spent in Africa on AIDS is it eradicated?

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    Re: Obama to detail plans on Ebola offensive on Tuesday: WSJ

    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisshort View Post
    With the millions we have spent in Africa on AIDS is it eradicated?
    Only a fool would equate Ebola with the always-mutating AIDS.

    Terrible analogy, actually, lemme get up my list of fallacies, I'm pretty sure bad analogies is one of the informal logical fallacies.
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