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    58% of Americans want to ban flights from West Africa[W:106]

    Airport workers at La Guardia in NYC are going on strike over having to be around potential Ebola-carrying air passengers. This echoes the popular sentiment of a majority of Americans who want Obama to stop favoring his fellow Africans, and to start favoring the Americans who pay his salary.
    Ebola scare: LaGuardia on strike, 58% of Americans want to ban flights from W. Africa ? RT USA

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    re: 58% of Americans want to ban flights from West Africa[W:106]

    Quote Originally Posted by truthatallcost View Post
    Airport workers at La Guardia in NYC are going on strike over having to be around potential Ebola-carrying air passengers. This echoes the popular sentiment of a majority of Americans who want Obama to stop favoring his fellow Africans, and to start favoring the Americans who pay his salary.
    Ebola scare: LaGuardia on strike, 58% of Americans want to ban flights from W. Africa ? RT USA
    Ignorance run a muck. Let's start with the fact that LaGuardia is a domestic airport. They aren't likely to deal with anything more contagious than a tick on a plant in the baggage of a flight from Colorado carrying Lyme disease.

    Banning flights from Africa is also complete silliness. We inbound 150 persons per day from Africa

    http://www.newsweek.com/state-depart...nt-jobs-228898

    ...many of them, including Mr. Duncan, do not enter the country on flights from Africa but connect in Europe.

    People are starting to lose rationality. They are far more likely to be gunned down by a gunman in a movie theater or mall or die in a carjacking than die of ebola.

    So, what is the cost of truth?
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    re: 58% of Americans want to ban flights from West Africa[W:106]

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Ignorance run a muck. Let's start with the fact that LaGuardia is a domestic airport. They aren't likely to deal with anything more contagious than a tick on a plant in the baggage of a flight from Colorado carrying Lyme disease.

    Banning flights from Africa is also complete silliness. We inbound 150 persons per day from Africa

    http://www.newsweek.com/state-depart...nt-jobs-228898

    ...many of them, including Mr. Duncan, do not enter the country on flights from Africa but connect in Europe.

    People are starting to lose rationality. They are far more likely to be gunned down by a gunman in a movie theater or mall or die in a carjacking than die of ebola.

    So, what is the cost of truth?
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    I bet you thought AIDS was just a big scare tactic of the right too? Well close to 1,000,000 Americans have now died from AIDS. Hundreds of thousands have been infected and sickened by West Nile Virus. Africa also leads the world in whooping cough, tuberculosis, and malaria. We just happen to have had recent outbreaks of TB and whooping cough in the US, when those illnesses had previously been eradicated many years ago. So tell me, where's the actual "progress" that progressives bring? I don't see any, all I see is regression, so maybe you guys should call yourselves regressives.

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    re: 58% of Americans want to ban flights from West Africa[W:106]

    I can easily understand the workers at the airport. Keeping in mind the fact that Ebola incubation period is 21 day, that you might not know if someone is sick, plus the amount of flight from different part of the world... A single person could be enough for disaster to start.

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    re: 58% of Americans want to ban flights from West Africa[W:106]

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Ignorance run a muck. Let's start with the fact that LaGuardia is a domestic airport. They aren't likely to deal with anything more contagious than a tick on a plant in the baggage of a flight from Colorado carrying Lyme disease.

    Banning flights from Africa is also complete silliness. We inbound 150 persons per day from Africa

    http://www.newsweek.com/state-depart...nt-jobs-228898

    ...many of them, including Mr. Duncan, do not enter the country on flights from Africa but connect in Europe.

    People are starting to lose rationality. They are far more likely to be gunned down by a gunman in a movie theater or mall or die in a carjacking than die of ebola.

    So, what is the cost of truth?
    Do you really think that taking their temperature is going to stop the spread of this? I don't...Plus, why not take precautions? What do you have against doing everything possible to avoid bringing it here?
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    re: 58% of Americans want to ban flights from West Africa[W:106]

    Quote Originally Posted by truthatallcost View Post
    Q: What defines a "progressive"?
    A: A complete lack of foresight.


    I bet you thought AIDS was just a big scare tactic of the right too? Well close to 1,000,000 Americans have now died from AIDS. Hundreds of thousands have been infected and sickened by West Nile Virus. Africa also leads the world in whooping cough, tuberculosis, and malaria. We just happen to have had recent outbreaks of TB and whooping cough in the US, when those illnesses had previously been eradicated many years ago. So tell me, where's the actual "progress" that progressives bring? I don't see any, all I see is regression, so maybe you guys should call yourselves regressives.
    Wait, the existence of disease is to be blamed on progressives?
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    re: 58% of Americans want to ban flights from West Africa[W:106]

    Kind of funny considering that, with the exception of Canada and possibly Mexico, LGA only services domestic flights.
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    re: 58% of Americans want to ban flights from West Africa[W:106]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Kind of funny considering that, with the exception of Canada and possibly Mexico, LGA only services domestic flights.
    So you're saying a flight from west Africa couldn't connect elsewhere and fly to LGA?

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    re: 58% of Americans want to ban flights from West Africa[W:106]

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    So you're saying a flight from west Africa couldn't connect elsewhere and fly to LGA?
    Not directly. LGA's runways are too short and aren't designed for the weight of your typical long range jet. Anything coming from overseas is probably landing at somewhere else in the US and pax more than likely being put on a different aircraft. With JFK and EWR both nearby I'm gonna guess that even that doesn't happen all that often.

    Could people travelling internationally make their way through LGA? Sure. But there aren't gonna be many.

    The protest strikes me as being more alarmist than thoughtful.
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    re: 58% of Americans want to ban flights from West Africa[W:106]

    Quote Originally Posted by truthatallcost View Post
    Airport workers at La Guardia in NYC are going on strike over having to be around potential Ebola-carrying air passengers. This echoes the popular sentiment of a majority of Americans who want Obama to stop favoring his fellow Africans, and to start favoring the Americans who pay his salary.
    Ebola scare: LaGuardia on strike, 58% of Americans want to ban flights from W. Africa ? RT USA
    That would be the logical thing to do, however political correctness trumps logic everyday in progressiveland.

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