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  • On Fri, 8 May 2015, 9:58am PDT in Ebola 'lives on in eye of US survivor', turtledove said:

    turtledove says

    Tests showed the fluid in his left eye had live Ebola virus.

    This is a little frightening.... It's no longer live in his blood, but it is live in other organs.

    turtledove says

    They suggest further studies are now warranted to check for the presence of the virus in other "immune privileged" sites such as the central nervous system, testicles and cartilage.

    Testicles would seem to be an area for concern. Furthermore if it lives in other organs/tissue... could there be rebound diseases later in life (kind of like chicken pox and shingles)?

  • On Wed, 6 May 2015, 9:52am PDT in Pamela Geller Is a Wicked and Racist and Hateful Zionist, So Is Strategist, turtledove said:

    I should know better than to get into this conversation, but here are my two cents...

    First, I think that Geller's "convention" qualifies as free speech. However, I don't think that is the only reason she held the convention. She wanted to be provocative and incite a response that proves her point. In that regard, I think she's irresponsible. I'm pretty sure I could get a bunch of animal rights people on my ass if I were to walk through PETA headquarters with an In-and-Out burger in one hand and a rabbit-fur clutch in the other.

    Had she held her meeting in New York City, I doubt it would have received the same response. She chose the venue for a reason... IMHO, her reason was to increase the chances that something happened.... so she could get on more talk shows and maybe sell some books. All flown under the flag of free speech.

  • On Fri, 1 May 2015, 9:49pm PDT in California lawmakers want motor oil to last 10,000 miles, turtledove said:

    I get the feeling that there's a huge "expiration date" conspiracy out there. Food expiration dates are getting shorter and shorter, have you noticed?; Yearly pap smears are recommended whether a person is at risk for HPV or not; even read recently that it is now recommended that you should change your heating/air conditioning units every seven years... If they cannot engineer the obsolescence then they will instill fear that something terrible will happen if you don't keep buying the same shit over and over again.... whether you actually need it or not. I'm sure Valvoline and Jiffy Lube would say you should change your oil every 50 miles if they thought they could get away with it.

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