“Actually, Mr. Brown has a point, but I'm guessing he wouldn't like the answer. Diseases will cross the border. That's how Europeans decimated the Americans in the first place. In today's world, it is important that someone carrying these diseases has no fear of entering a hospital where the pandemic can be stopped before it spreads. Fear of being caught and deported could very well lead to the spread of a Global Pandemic. Maybe we could call it the Brewer Pandemic.”
Day Brown on Jul 21, 2010 at 11:05:03
“I've often suggested, as a matter of national security, we need to setup neighborhood walkin clinics in poor areas. Where the immune systems are most depressed by recreational drugs, bad nutrition, and little healthcare. Clinics staffed by nurses with broadband access to medical professionals to evaluate the symptoms and prescribe treatment.
The idea is free immediate treatment without ID to ensure a breakout is identified asap
Which would reduce the pathogen rate in the schools, which themselves, should be broken down into one room schools within walking distance to reduce the exposure rate among the kids.
But we still need to seal the border, and yes, install infra red cameras at airports to pick up on anyone with a fever coming thru the gates. But at least we have the passenger list to identify the source and exposure there. But in either way, tropical diseases can easily be introduced, and given the illegals have the least access to healthcare, present the greatest risk of pandemic.”
“Yes, they exist side by side. What this shows is that the millions delivered to Gaza every year by the EU and the UN end up in the hands of a few, not spread out in an attempt to end the poverty. Destroying highly productive greenhouses proved that the poverty is the Potemkin PR for the consumption of the diaspora. It is a shame that the great majority of Gazans are willing to suffer at the hands of their own elected leaders. I don't know if it is because they hate Jews more than they love their children or because they are sheep following a cynical, well fed hamas leadership.”
Lon on Jul 19, 2010 at 15:47:13
“That Gaza is a economically stratified society is what one would expect in any region which cannot manufacture goods or sell produce on the world market due to a blockade. Where an economy is being purposely strangled so that what goods arrive do so through tunnels, one is certainly going to expect that what gets through will be for people with connections. This is what one would expect from an economic blockade. One would also expect rockets to get through since what is getting through is getting through without oversight. A military blockade would look very different, or at least there would be more reasonableness in blaming the government for the fact that it doesn't.
I suppose it could be fair to criticize Gazans for being the only society in the world that has not managed an egalitarian society under foreign occupation and blockade. But more likely that demand is of a piece with the lucicrously dehumanizing slander that Gazans hate Israelis more than they love their children. This is one of those claims that is so inane that one can only imagine that someone who says it cannot deal with what is being done to a group without rationalizing them as inhuman.
Really is there any more inane slur that has gained a degree of acceptability than that nonsense? Would anyone really have trouble identifying the anti-semitism behind it if it was used to characterize jews?”
“I agree with the article. Grover Norquist created a vocabulary that make the neo-conservatives, (who are anything but conservative about the environment or people's rights,) win votes and elections. It works. I am even more afraid of things conservatives can do with or without winning elections. America should not be employing Blackwater to do anything. But Blackwater is here, and it is powerful, and it has no respect for democracy nor freedom. We need more than direct mail to protect ourselves from these Hessians.”