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    Maybe because CFC's were banned and the ozone...

    Maybe because CFC's were banned and the ozone layer had a chance to replenish itself? Although not totally?
  2. IIRC, ISIS cropped up from the Syrian war. One...

    IIRC, ISIS cropped up from the Syrian war. One reason we were reluctant to give the opposition forces in Syria weapons, afraid they would end up in the hands of extremists like Al-Queda and what has...
  3. That is one way to look at the situation. Not...

    That is one way to look at the situation. Not the only one and we may never know the full story (and the general public doesn't need to know).

    The withdrawal date was set before Pres. Obama took...
  4. From what I remember hearing, we would have...

    From what I remember hearing, we would have stayed had we been asked and if conditions for the safety of our troops had been in our favor. The Kurds aren't in a good position even tho' they are the...
  5. What about the part of the fact that Iraq no...

    What about the part of the fact that Iraq no longer wanted a US military presence in their country? Should we have just stayed because we wanted? Or should we have honored our agreement to get out,...
  6. ISIS (ISIL) is embedded into the civilian...

    ISIS (ISIL) is embedded into the civilian population in the towns/cities. Finding particular areas where there are few civilians and more militants has been a problem not only in fighting ISIS...
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    Very true and had there not been a population of...

    Very true and had there not been a population of young men who felt completely alienated for him to lead, there would not have been an Al-Queda. But please remember, when Bin Laden was fighting the...
  8. Thread: The flu!

    by gailbyrd
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    If the Dr is just doing the in office test for...

    If the Dr is just doing the in office test for strep, insist he/she send out the samples. In office tests won't always test positive for strep even if you do have strep. And that's a bug you JUST...
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    As a scientist (genetics/immunology), I find...

    As a scientist (genetics/immunology), I find human studies frustrating. The human body is EXTREMELY complex, so many factors go into making each person unique, everyday, each person is slightly...
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    How may people know that by funding the study of...

    How may people know that by funding the study of chicken viruses in the 50's, 60's, 70's we were ready to combat the "new" virus that emerged in the 80's that later became known as HIV. Without that...
  11. I couldn't get the site to livestream using the...

    I couldn't get the site to livestream using the PC's. Worked fine on the iPhone and MAC.
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    It doesn't matter one fig what...

    It doesn't matter one fig what muslims/hindus/other nations/etc, etc do to their men/women/children where our laws are concerned. What should concern us is what our officials are doing in our name....
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    Is there anything in the report that most people...

    Is there anything in the report that most people who had paid attention during the years of Gitmo didn't already know?
  14. southern Democrat (preachers among the KKK...

    southern Democrat (preachers among the KKK members as well so we should condemn all preachers?) who are now mainly republicans. And yes, there is a difference between the old southern Democrats (who...
  15. I do hope it is realized that if they are paying...

    I do hope it is realized that if they are paying taxes, they are contributing to the tax coffers just like you and I. And to SS and Medicare.
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    Love my TR. Only thing I wear to school in (the...

    Love my TR. Only thing I wear to school in (the tights version). Have one pair of non-tights that are really nice, run true to size. Toasties are GREAT!!! Thinking I may get their show version...
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    Why? Insurance has been driving what they will...

    Why? Insurance has been driving what they will cover or not cover, had nothing to do with innovation in the medical fields. There were tests, procedures, etc available for which insurance would not...
  18. I think unless one looks, one can not KNOW how...

    I think unless one looks, one can not KNOW how many children have been kept OUT of the trade. Are there still too many going into the trade? Yes, but how many more if it wasn't for the social...
  19. Thing is, if ANYONE had been listening to what...

    Thing is, if ANYONE had been listening to what was happening when the bill was being debated back and forth between the house, the senate and then the senate and the house, and had one known this...
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    Left overs from the Iran/Iraq war, weapons which...

    Left overs from the Iran/Iraq war, weapons which WE supplied to SH. We knew about those. Bush & Co were convinced SH had NEW WMD and a WMD program. Which BTW, the UN was never able to find. And...
  21. Except the way it happened was the Dems kept...

    Except the way it happened was the Dems kept giving in to Rep demands for the bill with the idea that the Reps would vote for it if the reps got what they wanted. The Dems should have written the...
  22. Yes, but Big Ag is pushing for corn to be used in...

    Yes, but Big Ag is pushing for corn to be used in ethanol production because corn used for ethanol brings a higher price than corn used for food. And the American people are once again duped into...
  23. The field tests are for the virus itself. ...

    The field tests are for the virus itself.

    From:

    http://globalnews.ca/news/1596762/how-does-ebola-testing-work/
  24. Thread: Narrow twist?

    by gailbyrd
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    I've got a MW Albion with a narrow twist but it's...

    I've got a MW Albion with a narrow twist but it's worth more than $1000. Hasn't been used since I sold the horse 5 years ago.
  25. I think the problem with Ebola is the number of...

    I think the problem with Ebola is the number of survivors is low, they are mainly in 3rd world countries so finding them is problematic. But yes, using antibodies from survivors would be one way to...
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