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Obama's face palm-worthy comment on Ebola

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posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 09:18 AM
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originally posted by: Soloprotocol
Best way for anyone to catch a infectious diseases is a Bus...Confined Space, Warm and when you get up to alight you touch just about every rail, Handle on the way down the aisle.

Obama Is a stupid man.



I think he said that to play mind games. If he told the truth, no one would listen. By saying such a stupid thing, now he has the whole world listening. And they are saying the opposite of what he said. Obama is a very intelligent person, funny how many of you here really don't see what is really going on with his messeges. Make it to where everything he says is a lie and then everyone talks about it and it gets more attention. Pretty smart dude he is. Now if he'd only ban flight to and from Africa.




posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 09:47 AM
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a reply to: Destinyone

I'm not saying Obama is right in saying this, but really? How quickly people forget how AIDS was ignored for years and there were over 50,000 dead right here in the US before Regan even acknowledged it. 50,000 Dead millions infected. Yeah! Nuff said.
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posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 09:54 AM
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Maybe he signed an executive Order making it so.



posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 09:59 AM
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All I could think of when I first saw this topic in the list of new topics was 'Village Idiot'. But I think he qualifies as the 'Country's Idiot'.

Big face palm from a man who once again is in denial and really doesn't know what he's talking about.



posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 10:01 AM
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Would really trust Mr. Nobel Peace Prize if your life is at stake?



posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 10:06 AM
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originally posted by: kurthall
a reply to: Destinyone

I'm not saying Obama is right in saying this, but really? How quickly people forget how AIDS was ignored for years and there were over 50,000 dead right here in the US before Regan even acknowledged it. 50,000 Dead millions infected. Yeah! Nuff said.


Well that was then and this is now. When are people going to hold Obama responsible for his actions instead of justifying his poor decisions by bringing to light errors of past leaders? I mean really, if he commits another Watergate do we justify it and look the other way because Nixon got busted for it? Just because an error was committed by a previous leader doesn’t give Obama Carte Blanc to commit wrong things. We’re supposed to be moving ahead, not stagnating in criminal or stupid leaders.



posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 10:28 AM
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These "contradictions" between high ranking officials is getting tiresome.

When will they ever get their stories straight?

Obama says one thing, somebody else (many times with more credentials) says the opposite.




posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 02:39 PM
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I mean... To be honest, if you trust the President over the CDC which is trained to know about this sort of thing, you've got some problems that only you can work out.

I kind of think that maybe he knew that if he was honest about it, no one would listen anyway. No one has listened to this guy since the beginning of his second term. Both of those statements are pretty face-palm worthy. I'm not supporting the fact that he 'kind of' lied, I'm just saying.
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posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 02:50 PM
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Hate to be the one to say this, but Obama is correct. You can't catch ebola just by sitting next to someone that has it.

The WHO says this:


Ebola then spreads through human-to-human transmission via direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people, and with surfaces and materials (e.g. bedding, clothing) contaminated with these fluids.


So unless the infected person transfers bodily fluids on to the the person or the seat, the uninfected person would be fine...correct?

Resume outrage...........



posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 02:50 PM
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originally posted by: StoutBroux

originally posted by: kurthall
a reply to: Destinyone

I'm not saying Obama is right in saying this, but really? How quickly people forget how AIDS was ignored for years and there were over 50,000 dead right here in the US before Regan even acknowledged it. 50,000 Dead millions infected. Yeah! Nuff said.


Well that was then and this is now. When are people going to hold Obama responsible for his actions instead of justifying his poor decisions by bringing to light errors of past leaders? I mean really, if he commits another Watergate do we justify it and look the other way because Nixon got busted for it? Just because an error was committed by a previous leader doesn’t give Obama Carte Blanc to commit wrong things. We’re supposed to be moving ahead, not stagnating in criminal or stupid leaders.
"Well Timmy did it too!" LOL

I guess no one that supports Obama remembers the speech he gave before the throngs in Chicago about how his administration would be different.



posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 02:51 PM
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originally posted by: sheepslayer247
Hate to be the one to say this, but Obama is correct. You can't catch ebola just by sitting next to someone that has it.

The WHO says this:


Ebola then spreads through human-to-human transmission via direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people, and with surfaces and materials (e.g. bedding, clothing) contaminated with these fluids.


So unless the infected person transfers bodily fluids on to the the person or the seat, the uninfected person would be fine...correct?

Resume outrage...........
We'll let you test the theory.



posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 02:55 PM
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originally posted by: sheepslayer247
Hate to be the one to say this, but Obama is correct. You can't catch ebola just by sitting next to someone that has it.

The WHO says this:


Ebola then spreads through human-to-human transmission via direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people, and with surfaces and materials (e.g. bedding, clothing) contaminated with these fluids.


So unless the infected person transfers bodily fluids on to the the person or the seat, the uninfected person would be fine...correct?

Resume outrage...........


I think a lot of people mistake the terms airborne and aerosol when the CDCs officials are talking. I noticed earlier in the thread (may have been the OP) that someone mentioned that Ebola is in fact airborne. As far as I know, it's not. It's aerosol meaning that it's transferred through being coughed or sneezed on, because bodily fluids.

So I think that is a lot of reason why some people might be outraged.

I think we need to realize that you're more likely to catch it by sitting next to an infected person on a bus for that reason. Which could be another reason why people are outraged. Obama didn't exactly lie, but he didn't exactly tell the truth either, because really in any place where you're rubbing shoulders with someone who might be infected you run the risk of being infected by that person due to them coughing and sneezing.


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posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 02:56 PM
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a reply to: Bilk22

Would you like to comment on what I said?

Technically speaking, it appears Obama would be correct.

Right?



posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 03:03 PM
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a reply to: Lyxdeslic

More likely, yes. But if you are just sitting next to someone with Ebola it doesn't mean you will catch it.

Let's be honest here. This is yet ANOTHER attempt to take something Obama said out of context just to bash him....or what I like to call, circle-jerk threads.

If you want to bash Obama for some of his actions and policies, I'll probably agree. But the real facepalm here are the comments in the thread.....not what Obama said.

ETA:

This is what was said in the source piece:


First, Ebola is not spread through the air like the flu,” Obama explained in the video released by the White House Thursday. “You cannot get it through casual contact like sitting next to someone one a bus. You cannot get it from another person until they start showing symptoms of the disease, like fever.” Obama also explained that “the most common way you can get Ebola is by touching the body fluids of someone who is sick or has died from it, like their sweat, saliva or blood, or through a contaminated item like a needle.”


Yup, he's right.
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edit on 10/10/2014 by sheepslayer247 because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 03:19 PM
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originally posted by: sheepslayer247
a reply to: Bilk22

Would you like to comment on what I said?

Technically speaking, it appears Obama would be correct.

Right?
Hey I'm all for you testing his theory about riding the bus next to an Ebola victim for say 20 miles. How about a crowded subway in NYC with the patient 5 inches from your face like at rush hour? How technical do you want to get?



posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 03:22 PM
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originally posted by: musicismagic

originally posted by: Soloprotocol
Best way for anyone to catch a infectious diseases is a Bus...Confined Space, Warm and when you get up to alight you touch just about every rail, Handle on the way down the aisle.

Obama Is a stupid man.



I think he said that to play mind games. If he told the truth, no one would listen. By saying such a stupid thing, now he has the whole world listening. And they are saying the opposite of what he said. Obama is a very intelligent person, funny how many of you here really don't see what is really going on with his messeges. Make it to where everything he says is a lie and then everyone talks about it and it gets more attention. Pretty smart dude he is. Now if he'd only ban flight to and from Africa.
Yeah ok ........ where's the :rolleyes: emoticon when you REALLY NEED IT?
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posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 03:24 PM
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Well, you didn't expect him to tell the TRUTH, did you?!?!

t reply to: graceunderpressure



posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 03:28 PM
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a reply to: sheepslayer247

But if you are just sitting next to someone with Ebola it doesn't mean you will catch it.


Well with no cure or vaccine, I sure as Hell wouldn't take anybody's opinion for truth.

Especially Obama.

And extra-especially even with ACA compliant insurance !!





posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 03:49 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Opinion is one thing, facts are another.

Obama's statement, although stupid in your opinion, is factually correct.



posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 03:59 PM
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originally posted by: sheepslayer247
a reply to: Lyxdeslic

More likely, yes. But if you are just sitting next to someone with Ebola it doesn't mean you will catch it.

Let's be honest here. This is yet ANOTHER attempt to take something Obama said out of context just to bash him....or what I like to call, circle-jerk threads.

If you want to bash Obama for some of his actions and policies, I'll probably agree. But the real facepalm here are the comments in the thread.....not what Obama said.

ETA:

This is what was said in the source piece:


First, Ebola is not spread through the air like the flu,” Obama explained in the video released by the White House Thursday. “You cannot get it through casual contact like sitting next to someone one a bus. You cannot get it from another person until they start showing symptoms of the disease, like fever.” Obama also explained that “the most common way you can get Ebola is by touching the body fluids of someone who is sick or has died from it, like their sweat, saliva or blood, or through a contaminated item like a needle.”


Yup, he's right.


I'll totally agree with you there. It's an "Omg. Ebola is Obama's fault" thread.




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