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re: Why not push to abolish the CDC? - rcocke2
[quote]Simmer down, I'm pretty sure this is a troll post that's meant to be a "gotcha" moment against the small government proponents on this board.[/quote] I am a small-government proponent, registered Libertarian. Doesn't mean I'm dumb enough to fall for the anarchist type libertarian BS, espe...


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re: Why not push to abolish the CDC? - rcocke2
[quote]I think the mission of the CDC is an inherently governmental function. [/quote] It has to be since it requires draconian policies like quarantine where people are left to die, alone. This requires force of law. No voluntary anything here. [quote]IMO, ^^^ is why you have a federal gover...


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re: Why not push to abolish the CDC? - rcocke2
[quote]Instead of complaining about how Obama's ebola quarantine skills aren't up to snuff, why not push to abolish the CDC? [/quote] Are you insane? The one thing these jerks at the Fed level SHOULD be doing are things like Disease Control, meaning quarantine powers, which can only be by force,...


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re: Rating the risks of Ebola, Isis, Colon Cancer, and Colonoscopies - rcocke2
[quote]Number of Americans killed by Ebola in the U.S. =1 [/quote] # of Deaths/Infected follows an exponential growth rate equation in populations. Meaning, f(x) = e ^const*x, or in words, if not contained, can wipe out a population very quickly. A lot more dangerous than ISIS or even things li...


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re: I would like all the "pot ain't nuthin" proponents to respond to this study - rcocke2
[quote]So 1 in 6 enjoy it, and continue to smoke it. Explain the other 5 since it's as addictive as heroin. According to drugabuse.gov a quarter of heroin users become addicted.[/quote] If there is another drug as addictive as the opioids, physically and psychologically, I'd love to hear about it...


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re: I would like all the "pot ain't nuthin" proponents to respond to this study - rcocke2
[quote]quote: One in six teenagers who regularly smoke the drug become dependent It doubles risk of developing psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia Heavy use in adolescence appears to impair intellectual development Driving after smoking cannabis doubles risk of having a car crash S...


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re: This about explains the current Middle East... - rcocke2
[quote]Ummm, The USA, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Isis are all against Bashar Assad and the current Syrian government. Its not that confusing [/quote] It is confusing when you get your news fed to you by only those who appeal emotionally to your own innate and formed biases. I.E - You grew up...


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re: The Good People of Switzerland have said no to government healthcare - rcocke2
[quote]let me just say that it is still a very positive thing that they rejected government control of the care. THAT is the subject of this thread.[/quote] This does not surprise me. Switzerland doesn't even really have a Central Government of any kind. Or rather, the Constitution they adopted...


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re: Why does the ruling class want Assad gone? - rcocke2
[quote]Our interventionist plan in Syria has more to do with concerns over Russia than it does about ISIS or terrorist threats. A lot of Brit and American sources predicted this would happen sometime this year. We have been preparing for it since 2009. [/quote] Probably a good observation in ligh...


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re: Why does the ruling class want Assad gone? - rcocke2
[quote]3. He often supplies Hezbollah and backs them in fights against Israel. [/quote] Iran > Syria > Lebanon is the backbone of the resistance to illegally besieged Gaza. [quote]2. He supports Putin and Iran[/quote] Syria has always been close to Russia. Geographically and close in Spiri...


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re: Islamic Center at LSU..game day parking? - rcocke2
[quote]2. There was a sizable migration of Lebanese people to South Louisiana (mostly Lafayette, do Saloom and Boustany ring any bells?) after World War 1 due to the shared french language (Lebanon was a french colony). Serops is owned by one such descendent and i think Roma's is as well[/quote] ...


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re: "America's new war in Syria is a total disaster" - rcocke2
[quote](1) Yes they are, their stated goals have said so and their mission statement is to kill all infidels or convert them. It's really unbelievable to me that this is not plain as day to everyone.[/quote] These are the stated goals of ISIS, a faction armed, equipped and even trained by our GOV...


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re: Islamic Center at LSU..game day parking? - rcocke2
[quote]To be completely honest, I don't know if I have ever eaten at a ME restaurant(not because of beliefs) and certainly not aware of any near where I live.[/quote] Give it a try. You'll find the owners/operators of most of these establishments are Xtians from Lebanon/Syria/Palestine. Some ar...


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re: Islamic Center at LSU..game day parking? - rcocke2
[quote]would you park at the Islamic center regardless of your personal views because it's the closest spot available?[/quote] Yes, troll. [quote]I would have hard time giving money to them for fear that it might actually be used to fund terrorism. [/quote] Your tax dollars already go to fu...


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re: Kerry: We Must 'Put Real Islam Out There' - rcocke2
[quote]What is "real Islam"? Did OBL follow real Islam? Did the Fort Hood shooter follow real Islam?[/quote] Osama Bin Laden was a Wahabbi. Wahabbism comes from the Arabian desert, from the towel wearing monsters. For a dense fool, Kerry's comments seem so dumb that only philistine-like comme...


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re: BOXING: Mayweather vs Maidana 2 tonight on PPV - rcocke2
[quote]#TBE[/quote] :snoozer: I think Manny would have knocked Floyd out withing 6 rounds last night? FMJ is literally on his last leg (he looked slower and his power is gone), hence the 'reach-around' style favors from referees (FMJ fights of late ref'd like Olympics) to pundits to his backer...


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re: BOXING: Mayweather vs Maidana 2 tonight on PPV - rcocke2
[quote]When Mayweather said he got bit, I thought 'this is the death of boxing.[/quote] Every time Mayweather would pull down MM's head to put him in the headlock, he likes to palm the mouth and nose to keep the opponent from breathing. MM never bit his hand, the death of boxing is the fact that...


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re: BOXING: Mayweather vs Maidana 2 tonight on PPV - rcocke2
[quote]The ref protected Floyd some in this fight[/quote] Protected him some? Every single time they got even close he closed in to break the fighters, sometimes before even one arm was being held, much less the full on clinch. Bayless was over the top one-sided last night, FMJ is the bigges...


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re: Funding ISIS Allies? Seriously... - rcocke2
[link=(http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/09/10/saudi-anti-christian-sweep-prompts-calls-for-us-involvement/)]LINKTOISISALLY[/link] I can see where the Sauds of the 'ARABian' Peninsula would support destruction in Syria/Northern Iraq/N Lebanon. The peoples of the Northern Levant are actually not ...


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re: Is the Liberal "Base" excited that Obama Declared War on ISIS? - rcocke2
[quote]Thanks to the retard getting rid of Saddam[/quote] The US was unhappy with the election of the Maliki government which was heavily influenced by Shiite Muslims (Persian Muslims) who were oppressed under Saddam. So nurturing a Sunni group like the ISIS/ISIL in Northern Iraq and Syria is a ...


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