This country has become a joke. The CDC's budget for 2014 was $11,300,000,000!!!
That's $11.3 billion... and yet an Ebola infected man can fly to the United States by simply lying to airport staff. When do Americans wake up and say that we're not making progress here?
Seems to me we should increase its budget, not cut it.
Further while Ebola is unlikely to become a big problem in this country, it will get here (and not just as an isolated case in Texas), and given its high mortality rate, precautions are needed - in advance. Regrettably our system has incentives that make infectious diseases easier to spread, since we have this thing -- based on years of conservative agitprop -- that going to the doctor when you're sick is a bad thing. We have incentivized NOT going to the doctor with copays and deductible. We have limited health infrastructure in poor urban centers.
All this makes it possible for Ebola to cause more harm here, than in other advanced nations. I would say we're about to have to grow up about our outdated health care systm.
"You're the only person that decides how far you'll go and what you're capable of." - Ben Saunders (Explorer and Endurance Athlete)
We had a guy in the unit that was a real **** up. We always said if we were deployed in a war zone we'd have to take him out back and shoot him as he'd get us killed. LOL
Had miscommunication once between a tech in the cockpit and a crew member loading bdu's (bomb dummy units). The crew member didn't tell the guy in the cockpit he loaded them and the guy in the cockpit did a electrical simulation. Needless to say some bdu's got dropped on the tarmac. There are small charges that look like shotgun shells that jettison the bdu's. Must have sounded like a several shotguns firing at once. I wasn't there at the time but would have liked to have been. The crew member got the blame but I think the tech was partly to blame. The crew member got to do a lot of not so fun stuff for punishment along with daily drug tests. LOL
Last edited by EnigmaO01; 10-03-14 at 04:48 PM.