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Posted: 10/3/2014 1:52:16 PM EST
David Quammen, an author of multiple books on science and diseases, including “Ebola,” and "Spillover," argued against a ban on flights to Liberia by stating the US has a “responsibility” to the nation “given the fact that this is a country that was founded in the 1820s, 1830s because of American slavery” on Thursday’s “AC360” on CNN.

Quammen first argued that such a ban would not be feasible because “it’s impossible to track them [people flying from Liberia],” and “you can't isolate neighborhoods, you can’t isolate nations. It doesn't work.”

He then said, “people talk about ‘well, we should not allow any flights in from Liberia.’ I mean, we in America, how dare we turn our backs on Liberia given the fact that this is a country that was founded in the 1820s, 1830s because of American slavery? We have a responsibility to stay connected with them, and help them see this through.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/10/02/Author-Slavery-Gives-US-Responsibility-to-Not-Ban-Flights-From-Liberia
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 1:54:17 PM EST
Learn your fucking history, David.. and STFU.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 1:55:34 PM EST
This is why I no longer watch cable news.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 1:56:10 PM EST
That was a fairly big reason we intervened there last decade.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 1:56:27 PM EST
I saw that last night.....dumb as shit...

insanity has taken over.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 1:58:02 PM EST
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Originally Posted By RedDane:
Learn your fucking history, David.. and STFU.
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As much as I disagree with the point he's making, where is his history wrong? Liberia was founded in the 1820's as an American colony.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:00:11 PM EST
Liberalism is a mental disorder.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:06:42 PM EST
What about our responsibility to the rest of the world... given that we're a global community and all?

But seriously.... if it really were to break out here everyone is screwed. EVERYBODY is goin down with this ship!
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:08:15 PM EST
Time is shorter than you think fellas...
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:10:36 PM EST
Helping them is one thing (I agree we should).
Simply allowing anyone to come waltzing in here, unrestricted because they have contracted a communicable disease is simply irresponsible.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:11:20 PM EST
My brain just broke.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:14:15 PM EST
Zero agrees with him.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:15:10 PM EST
Ban the flights. What happened almost 200 years ago is irrelevant.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:15:52 PM EST

If he feels such a strong responsibility to "stay connected with them", he should head on over there to fulfill it.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:17:18 PM EST
Fine, then he can have some diseased refugees come live in his house if he feels that strongly about it.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:18:16 PM EST
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Originally Posted By LoneCoyoteHunter:
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Do you really believe that.




You might want to check 0bola's opinion about that!
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:18:18 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Shakes525:
What about our responsibility to the rest of the world... given that we're a global community and all?

But seriously.... if it really were to break out here everyone is screwed. EVERYBODY is goin down with this ship!
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Unless the elite have the cure already..........
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:18:31 PM EST
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Originally Posted By James23:

If he feels such a strong responsibility to "stay connected with them", he should head on over there to fulfill it.
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That sounds good to me!
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:18:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By LoneCoyoteHunter:
Ban the flights. What happened almost 200 years ago is irrelevant.
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Careful with that thought process though. That's what liberals say about the constitution.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:18:54 PM EST
This whole Ebola thing will end badly for us.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:22:58 PM EST
White guilt? Nahhhhhh.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:23:59 PM EST
Whosit?

Not that banning flights s from there would do any good, all they need to do is fly to some other country first.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:25:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By John-in-austin:
Whosit?

Not that banning flights s from there would do any good, all they need to do is fly to some other country first.
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And they would need to be symptomatic to be caught by airport screeners.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:31:33 PM EST
You first, David.

Oh, and you can leave your hazmat suit at home. It reeks of white privilege.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:32:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By John-in-austin:
Whosit?

Not that banning flights s from there would do any good, all they need to do is fly to some other country first.
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Why would banning flights not do any good?

Measures don't have to be 100% effective to be worthwhile.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:33:47 PM EST
As an aside to this discussion... I predict that Jerry Jones will sign Ebola to a contract with the Dallas Cowboys very soon...
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:34:51 PM EST
He then said, “people talk about ‘well, we should not allow any flights in from Liberia.’ I mean, we in America, how dare we turn our backs on Liberia given the fact that this is a country that was founded in the 1820s, 1830s because of American slavery? We have a responsibility to stay connected with them, and help them see this through.”
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How is banning flights the same as turning our back on them? We sent 3,000 troops, right?

We can ban flights and we can help at the same time.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:36:48 PM EST
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Winter is coming.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:38:09 PM EST
Øbama will agree with him, as will most liberals.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:38:37 PM EST
Send him to Liberia, don't let him come back.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:44:07 PM EST
These Liberal fuckchops are playing the "White Guilt" card with everything they got.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:45:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DonS:


Why would banning flights not do any good?

Measures don't have to be 100% effective to be worthwhile.
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Originally Posted By DonS:
Originally Posted By John-in-austin:
Whosit?

Not that banning flights s from there would do any good, all they need to do is fly to some other country first.


Why would banning flights not do any good?

Measures don't have to be 100% effective to be worthwhile.


People here are advocating shooting down aircraft with a possible patient on board. They are not going to be satisfied with "good enough"
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:46:46 PM EST
retard
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:47:52 PM EST
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Originally Posted By pikie1:


Do you really believe that.




You might want to check 0bola's opinion about that!
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Originally Posted By pikie1:
Originally Posted By LoneCoyoteHunter:
Ban the flights. What happened almost 200 years ago is irrelevant.


Do you really believe that.




You might want to check 0bola's opinion about that!


Sure. Why not? There is not a single person alive today who was alive back then and I certainly hold no responsibility for what happened in the 1820's.

I may need to check my privilege though.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:48:23 PM EST
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Originally Posted By John-in-austin:
Whosit?

Not that banning flights s from there would do any good, all they need to do is fly to some other country first.
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Do DUI laws catch/stop every drunk driver?
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:49:18 PM EST
Did President Obola tell him to say that?

Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:49:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By poorman:
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Who's us?

Its going to end badly for poor people packed in tight in urban settings, whose culture already embraces third world behaviors. Draw what conclusions you want from that.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:52:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By hourglassing:

Who's us?

Its going to end badly for poor people packed in tight in urban settings, whose culture already embraces third world behaviors. Draw what conclusions you want from that.
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Originally Posted By hourglassing:
Originally Posted By poorman:
This whole Ebola thing will end badly for us.

Who's us?

Its going to end badly for poor people packed in tight in urban settings, whose culture already embraces third world behaviors. Draw what conclusions you want from that.


And people who fly a lot in packed aircraft, or kids packed in schools, or people who work in large buildings, or go to large shopping centers. Or attend large sporting events.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:53:33 PM EST
The stupid is much more deadly than ebola.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:56:28 PM EST
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And people who fly a lot in packed aircraft, or kids packed in schools, or people who work in large buildings, or go to large shopping centers. Or attend large sporting events.
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Originally Posted By DonS:
Originally Posted By hourglassing:
Originally Posted By poorman:
This whole Ebola thing will end badly for us.

Who's us?

Its going to end badly for poor people packed in tight in urban settings, whose culture already embraces third world behaviors. Draw what conclusions you want from that.


And people who fly a lot in packed aircraft, or kids packed in schools, or people who work in large buildings, or go to large shopping centers. Or attend large sporting events.



Quit talking like that! The wife and I are flying down to Vegas the week after next and I don't want to be thinking about ebola. Maybe ebola won't want to risk being frisked by the TSA?
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:57:30 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DonS:


Why would banning flights not do any good?

Measures don't have to be 100% effective to be worthwhile.
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Originally Posted By DonS:
Originally Posted By John-in-austin:
Whosit?

Not that banning flights s from there would do any good, all they need to do is fly to some other country first.


Why would banning flights not do any good?

Measures don't have to be 100% effective to be worthwhile.


Because flights do not originate from Liberia. Liberia air doesn't have the capability.

Easier to ban anyone with Liberian passports or immigration stamps.

Could do what Asia did during the h1n1 scare. Treated all westerners like germ carriers and screened all of them
With thermal cameras looking for fever.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:57:31 PM EST
lol
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:57:52 PM EST
Liberians of American descent account for less than 3 percent of the population of Liberia.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:59:08 PM EST
Slavery is the worst thing to ever happen to the United States...

...for more than one reason.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 2:59:19 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ronin556:
Could do what Asia did during the h1n1 scare. Treated all westerners like germ carriers and screened all of them
With thermal cameras looking for fever.
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I think they're at least taking the temperature of people outbound from Africa. Fever means you may be symptomatic, means you stay put.

This is just what I heard, though.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 3:03:58 PM EST
Up to 21 days incubation period! Something needs to be done, make all policy makers ride on these plains, sitting next to possible victims for 14 hours. Then let them change the current policy, which is denial.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 3:04:44 PM EST
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And people who fly a lot in packed aircraft, or kids packed in schools, or people who work in large buildings, or go to large shopping centers. Or attend large sporting events.
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Originally Posted By DonS:
Originally Posted By hourglassing:
Originally Posted By poorman:
This whole Ebola thing will end badly for us.

Who's us?

Its going to end badly for poor people packed in tight in urban settings, whose culture already embraces third world behaviors. Draw what conclusions you want from that.


And people who fly a lot in packed aircraft, or kids packed in schools, or people who work in large buildings, or go to large shopping centers. Or attend large sporting events.

No, it wont. The people you mention are at great risk in the case of an airborne transmitted disease. Like the flu.

There is still a small risk, and some will get sick and die, but it won't be the grim reaper disaster like it will be for inner city immigrant or ghetto populations.

When evidence of airborne transmission surfaces, let us know. If it was airborne there would be a thousand cases from the one guy in Dallas by now.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 3:06:20 PM EST
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so because of liberal guilt we allow ebola more opportunities to spread... no words can express...
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 3:14:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By s1rGr1nG0:


Sure. Why not? There is not a single person alive today who was alive back then and I certainly hold no responsibility for what happened in the 1820's.

I may need to check my privilege though.
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Originally Posted By s1rGr1nG0:
Originally Posted By pikie1:
Originally Posted By LoneCoyoteHunter:
Ban the flights. What happened almost 200 years ago is irrelevant.


Do you really believe that.




You might want to check 0bola's opinion about that!


Sure. Why not? There is not a single person alive today who was alive back then and I certainly hold no responsibility for what happened in the 1820's.

I may need to check my privilege though.


Neither do I. But I'm also not a Liberal, or stricken with White Guilt, like a lot on here are.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 3:17:40 PM EST
The guy is a idiot.
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