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Keep Ebola Out of America

Ted in California Wrote: Oct 08, 2014 4:10 PM
Dr. Carson's wisdom is most evident when he states in effect that we can build the best system of control concievable but there is no way to completely eliminate human error from the equation. Which means, there is no way we could achieve absolute control. However, there is plenty we are not doing to even achieve some semblance of reasonable control. Control should meet the level of risk or threat we face, right now, our controls are designed to do one thing, to try and protect our health care system from completely breaking down in the face of this monster. That doesn't mean the public is protected from it, it just means our government is trying its best to ensure that our medical resources are not degraded to the point of ineffectiveness. To date, the Feds are doing next to nothing to ensure Ebola stays out of this country. We worry about the harm that could be done to West African countries if they are cut off from the world's economy. What about the harm that would come to the world economy if the U.S. had a serious outbreak?
You think DFAS is progress? As an internal auditor for the DoD, I'll tell you this. It's not pretty. We've got no idea what it is we own, where things are, or what our total obligations are going forward. All our systems are disconnected with a few exceptions. Three years ago a GAO auditor told me, my branch had 441 different IT systems just in HR. There has been no big investment or attempt to consolidate since then so I would suspect it's no better today. The same systemic issue exists, Federal government accounting standards is the new, "military intelligence".
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DML 2016?

Ted in California Wrote: Sep 17, 2014 12:51 AM
America is not a third world shithole despite the fact it has been run by an incompetent administration. That tells me how great this country is and it gives me hope.
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DML 2016?

Ted in California Wrote: Sep 17, 2014 12:49 AM
This is exactly the wrong person for the candidacy. We don't need anymore goofballs who would get smashed into pieces by the liberal media.
That sounds like a Dennis Miller quip. Well done.
This began under Bush. I am no Obama fan but you should be aware of the facts. He got squeezed out under the previous admin. Point being, the machine that is government is largely apolitical. It serves itself first and it will chew you up and spit you out without a shred of thought if you get in it's way.
Only dweebs nitpick grammar by an unpublished writer.
If someone were to tell me that Libya was where we negotiated arms to go to nongovernmental opposition groups in Syria, I wouldn't be surprised. It was a broken state. There were lots of ways for us to contact people to set up the transfers there. The Russians find out and go make there own deal with a bad guy. They feed those thugs intel and whamo. We get hit. The Russians send us a message after we cut off there Cyprus bank accounts and after we threaten to lock them out of there only Mediterranean port. We talked red lines and Putin split our lip and said, butt out. So we did, just like President Obama said he would after he got re-elected. Crazy? Maybe but I wouldn't be surprised if that isn't far from the truth.
Open primaries are bad for the party, however I'm not sure if that is a GOP issue or a state party issue.
You are insane. Priebus has resurected the GOP as a national party.
That WAS the reality. Sort of, no one ever chose moderators "randomly". I'm not sure where you got that idea from, it's not like they used to put names in a hat for a drawing. If you follow Reince Preibus at all, you'd know that getting control of the nomination process is what he is primarily focused on now that they have gotten the financials straightened out at the RNC. Watch the video again, listen to what he is saying, then go search what he's done in the past year alone.
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