Robert “Bobby” Burns Jr had left the group known as Lynyrd Skynyrd by the early ’70s because he grew “overwhelmed” by life on the road. None-the-less, he helped to make a phenomenal impact on Rock Music for generations to come.
The former drummer and a founding member of the Southern hard rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, Robert Burns Jr., died late Friday in a single-vehicle crash in Georgia, police and his father said.
Burns’ vehicle went off a road just before midnight as it approached a curve near Cartersville, striking a mailbox and a tree, Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman Tracey Watson said. Burns, 64, was killed in the wreck. He was not wearing a seatbelt.
The single-vehicle accident remains under investigation, and Watson said further details were not immediately available.
Burns was one of five musicians who founded the band in Jacksonville, Florida. While Burns was with the group, it recorded “Sweet Home Alabama,” ”Gimme Three Steps,” and “Free Bird.” He left the group in 1974.
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He continued to play for fun or in guest appearances nationally, said his father, Robert Burns Sr. Early on, the group played in the Burns’ family garage.
“He was a product of his mother, so far as manners is concerned,” the elder Burns said. “He had the manners that would suit the King of England. Very soft-spoken and extremely well-mannered person to come out of that kind of industry.”
Transponder data shows that the autopilot on Germanwings Flight 9525 was reprogrammed by someone in the cockpit to change the plane’s altitude from 38,000 feet to 100 feet, according to Flightradar24, a website that tracks aviation data.
• Police searched Germanwings Flight 9525 co-pilot Andreas Lubitz’s apartment in Dusseldorf, Germany, on Thursday, the city’s police spokesman said in televised comments. A team of five investigators went “through the apartment looking for clues as to what the co-pilot’s motivation might have been, if he did indeed bring the plane down,” police spokesman Markus Niesczery said.
The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 purposely crashed the plane into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board, officials said Thursday.
“We at Lufthansa are speechless that this aircraft has been deliberately crashed by the co-pilot,” said Carsten Spohr, CEO of Lufthansa, which owns Germanwings.
It’s unknown whether Lubitz planned his actions, Robin said. But he “took advantage” of a moment in which the pilot left the cockpit and “activated the descent,” which can only be done deliberately.
The pilot and co-pilot had normal exchanges during the beginning of the flight, Robin said. When the pilot stepped out to go to the bathroom, he asked Lubitz to take over.
It’s unclear whether the pilot entered a code to try to get back into the cockpit when he returned, or whether Lubitz “put the lever on lock,” which would have prevented the code from working, Spohr said.
The most plausible explanation of what happened next is that Lubitz, “through deliberate abstention, refused to open the cabin door … to the chief pilot, and used the button” to cause the plane to lose altitude, Robin said.
The disaster is not being described as a “terrorist attack,” and the killing of 150 people would generally not be described as a “suicide” either, Robin said. Spohr agreed: “If a person kills himself and also 149 other people, another word should be used — not suicide,” he said.
Lubitz was not known to be on any terrorism list, and his religion was not immediately known, Robin said.
The New York Times is reporting an audio recording shows that one of the pilots of GermanWings Flight 9525 was locked out of the cockpit at the time of the crash into the French alps.
…an investigator said evidence from a cockpit voice recorder indicated one pilot left the cockpit before the plane’s descent and was unable to get back in.
A senior military official involved in the investigation described “very smooth, very cool” conversation between the pilots during the early part of the flight from Barcelona to Düsseldorf. Then the audio indicated that one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not re-enter.
“The guy outside is knocking lightly on the door and there is no answer,” the investigator said. “And then he hits the door stronger and no answer. There is never an answer.”
Chilling. This debunks the theory that a sudden depressurization happened, and disabled the pilots. If we consider that the pilot at the wheel/stick might have had a heart attack, or some other catastrophic health event, I believe the cockpit door automatically locks on exit. Perhaps the pilot inside was incapacitated? Or??? Updates as available.
The parents of a child suffering from a severe brain tumor signaled Monday they would defy efforts to force them to return to Britain, days after their family fled.
So why did they feel the need to escape a presumably civilized nation?
It seems government-run healthcare isn’t exactly on the cutting edge when it comes to life-saving treatments.
The family had fled to Spain in hopes of selling a property to obtain enough cash for a new treatment in the Czech Republic or the United States they hope will help their child. Police pursued them and issued an arrest warrant on suspicion of neglect after Southampton General Hospital realized their patient — Ashya King, 5 — was gone, without their consent. British authorities have made no apology for the warrant.
I can’t resist interrupting the main focus of the story at this point because the story then includes this line.
The case has riveted Britain, which is proud of a health service that offers universal care.
Maybe Brits are proud of their NHS, which would be a poor reflection on the collective IQ of the nation, but it certainly doesn’t offer universal care.
…the saga has…raised volatile questions of how much power authorities should have in interfering in some of the most sensitive of questions — and whether it has the right to insist that treatment dictates be followed. …Television images have shown the Kings being loaded into a Spanish squad car in handcuffs. When asked by the BBC on their views, the couple told the reporter they are just trying to help their child. …The family has criticized Britain’s health care system, saying he has a serious tumor that needs an advanced treatment option called proton beam therapy and that it wasn’t being made available to him. …Unlike other types of cancer treatment, it doesn’t indiscriminately kill surrounding healthy tissue, so there could be fewer long term effects.
Doesn’t this remind one of the old Soviet Bloc, who had to build walls to keep their own people from escaping? Now, they are too cheap to build walls, but they will have the nations to which they flee arrest them and send them back. Now, apparently, getting over the border doesn’t allow you to escape the suck, unless you’re there in the US to commit acts of terror, or become future democrat voters, but I digress.
Socialized medicine is going to kill this child, and the authorities in the UK don’t want then escaping to defy them. He just has to be a good little Brit and die for the government, that’s all.
On August 11, 2014, at approximately 11:55 a.m, Marin County Communications received a 9-1-1 telephone call reporting a male adult had been located unconscious and not breathing inside his residence in unincorporated Tiburon, CA. The Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Tiburon Fire Department and Southern Marin Fire Protection District were dispatched to the incident with emergency personnel arriving on scene at 12:00 pm. The male subject, pronounced deceased at 12:02 pm has been identified as Robin McLaurin Williams, a 63-year-old resident of unincorporated Tiburon, CA.
An investigation into the cause, manner, and circumstances of the death is currently underway by the Investigations and Coroner Division s of the Sheriff’s Office. Preliminary information developed during the investigation indicates Mr. Williams was last seen alive at his residence, where he resides with his wife, at approximately 10:00 pm on August 10, 2014. Mr. Williams was located this morning shortly before the 9-1-1 call was placed to Marin County Communications. At this time, the Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made. A forensic examination is currently scheduled for August 12, 2014 with subsequent toxicology testing to be conducted.
Police added that a press conference will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in San Rafael, Calif.
Williams’ publicist MaraBuxbaum told The Hollywood Reporter: “Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”
Tony Stewart, one of the most popular and successful drivers in NASCAR, fatally struck a fellow driver late Saturday at a dirt track race in upstate New York the night before he was due to race in a NASCAR Sprint Cup event.
Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero told reporters early Sunday that Stewart was the driver of a sprintcar that struck another driver after the driver got out of his car to confront Stewart about a crash caused by earlier contact between the two.
The incident occurred at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park, when Kevin Ward Jr. emerged from his crashed vehicle and tried to flag down Stewart’s car. The car ahead of Stewart’s swerved to avoid him, but Stewart crashed right into the darkly-dressed Ward, sending him flying. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Stewart was uninjured and the remainder of the race was cancelled. It is not being investigated as a homicide.
Barack Obama, never missing an opportunity to defame the United States, went to a German reporter to say that judges in America are biased against blacks — Oklahoma troubles him deeply, he said, expressing sympathy for Clayton Lockett, the black piece of scum who shot a girl twice, still in her teens, and buried her alive. I believe We The People in any state, hope ‘his kind,’ (having nothing to do with the color of his skin) suffers, whether through a proper drip of poison or a drip gone wrong. He’s dead — took him 43 minutes to die. Should have been dead years ago. He killed Stephanie in June 1999, two weeks after her high school graduation. I hope he suffered terribly. If he suffered inhumanely, then I’m good with that. He was a worthless piece of crap that either The Almighty will rehabilitate, or not.
On June 3, 1999, Stephanie was driving a friend home in her Chevy pickup and had the misfortune of arriving when three men were there, supposedly attempting to beat a debt out of Bobby Bornt, 23, who lived there with his 9-month-old son.
One man hit Stephanie’s friend with a shotgun and forced her to call Stephanie inside. The men then raped the friend and beat Stephanie, when she refused to give up her truck keys. They bound her with duct tape and drove her to a country road.
Still, she refused to say she wouldn’t call the police on them, so they forced her to her knees and made her watch one gunman dig a grave. When one man shot her, his gun jammed, while Stephanie screamed. The man cleared his weapon and shot her again. Even though she was still breathing, the man ordered his accomplices to bury her, which they did.
It’s not clear whether it took 43 minutes more for her to die, and we can’t ask her now if she suffered.
Friends of Stephanie Neiman have no sympathy for her convicted killer, Clayton Lockett, the Oklahoma death row inmate who writhed and groaned during his execution Tuesday, a sentence he received for shooting and burying alive the 19-year-old young woman some 15 years ago.
Lockett did his best to stop the inevitable, and was tasered the morning he died. Hat/Tip The Washington Post
Prisons chief Robert Patton also disclosed in a letter to Oklahoma’s governor that death-row inmate Clayton Lockett deliberately cut his right arm before sunrise Tuesday and refused to be restrained or to eat any food in the hours leading up to his death.
Clayton Lockett had spent time in prison before he killed Ms. Neiman.
Constitutional expert, Ladonna Hollins, mother of Clayton Lockett. Hat/Tip TulsaWorld.com
He was in pain and in our Constitution it clearly states that we should not make a man suffer like this so I’m torn…
He confessed, he showed no remorse. The family may sue. Hat/Tip NBC News
“I want them to admit they did wrong and after that, let’s change this,” said Hollins, who has not retained a lawyer yet. “If we are going to put people to death, let’s do it the right way.”
A firing squad is the sure way to make certain no one suffers. Let’s “do it the right way” and hire some sharp shooters.
Hollins lost her son. Had my son done such a heinous thing, I would also mourn, no matter how he died, no matter what he had done, I would have mourned, but NEVER, NEVER would I do it publicly — NEVER would I cry for television cameras knowing what I gave birth too and raised, caused so much pain and anguish for others. I would know that nothing happening to my guilty son in prison while, facing the death penalty, was unjust, “botched” or not.
My State of Oklahoma entered into the procedure lawfully and in good faith. Barack Obama deeply troubles me.
Barack Obama celebrates the deaths of about 57 million babies today. He makes one of the most hypocritical statements I’ve ever read … “Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.” thousands of people from across America are gathering in Washington D.C. in the bitter cold to participate in the March for Life.
I got the idea to post these pictures from The Foundry. I asked permission to repost their article but sometimes with the “important sites”, a humble blogger like myself can’t even get a response, you know, they’re way too busy doing important stuff to answer a request. So I’ll use some of their photos and the link is provided to visit their site.
Barack is right … “everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams”, and people like Obama shouldn’t be praising the fact that the most innocent are being cut off from those opportunities.
Governor Cuomo is issuing a warning to what he refers to as the more conservative arm of the Republican party – you’re not welcome in the state of New York.
Moderate Republicans, or those most willing to capitulate to Cuomo’s own extreme agenda, still have the welcome mat rolled out.
Here’s Cuomo during a Friday morning conversation on the Capitol Pressroom (H/t Times Union):
You have a schism within the Republican Party. … They’re searching to define their soul, that’s what’s going on. Is the Republican party in this state a moderate party or is it an extreme conservative party? That’s what they’re trying to figure out. It’s a mirror of what’s going on in Washington. The gridlock in Washington is less about Democrats and Republicans. It’s more about extreme Republicans versus moderate Republicans.
… You’re seeing that play out in New York. … The Republican Party candidates are running against the SAFE Act — it was voted for by moderate Republicans who run the Senate! Their problem is not me and the Democrats; their problem is themselves. Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.
If they’re moderate Republicans like in the Senate right now, who control the Senate — moderate Republicans have a place in their state. George Pataki was governor of this state as a moderate Republican; but not what you’re hearing from them on the far right.”
Cuomo has made a career of referring to anyone that opposes his agenda as “extreme” while simultaneously referring to that agenda as “common sense.” (emphasis added)
This is just part of the unfolding pattern. Christians are no longer welcome in NY. At any rate, the marginalization of Christians will continue, as Scripture predicts, until persecution is open, and violence. Da Tech Guy has more…
Since we pro-life types are not welcome in NY anymore it might behoove us to use some kind of identification so that state officials can mark us undesirables if we enter or pass through the state. I understand the symbol to the right was quite popular not a very long time ago for that very purpose.
It’s also my understanding that people wearing such a mark were prevented from owning and or possessing firearms by the state, which was of course for their own good as such people could not be trusted with dangerous weapons, particularly people as extreme as they who opposed the sane and reasonable policies of the state that only wanted what was best for them.
But as this is the 21st century rather than the 20th and the a different group is more identified with the extreme doctrines of marriage being a union of a man and a woman and the concept that human life begins at conception and must be protected that so offend the governor perhaps a different symbol might be more in keeping with 21st century realities. For example this one.
The advantage of this badge twofold. Not only does it mark those who profess an extreme ideological on marriage & abortion but it doubles as a handy reminder of what happens if you preach unacceptable religious doctrines contrary to what the state considers the public good.
That is very well said. I just wish he didn’t have the need for saying it. But, people like Andrew Cuomo will continue to become more bold in their denouncements of Christianity and human freedom. And eventually, a lot of people will pay a high price for it.
In a Huffington Post article last January, Tarico claimed that abortion is “a sacred gift.” She also encouraged people to “honor women who decide to terminate pregnancies” and “honor doctors who provide abortion services,” since they are “doing God’s work.”
“An abortion when needed is a blessing,” Tarico posited. “It is a gift, a grace, a mercy, a cause for gratitude, a new lease on life. Being able to choose when and whether to bring a child into the world enables us and our children to flourish.”
In one of Tarico’s most recent articles, initially published on AlterNet in late December, she lists ten reasons why she believes that Christianity is “in decline.”
“Things are looking bright for those who would like to see humanity more grounded in science and reason,” Tarico asserts.
There is more over at the link, but let’s make a few points…
1. Tarico thinks that killing babies is a “blessing.”
2. Nothing says “enabling a child to flourish” like killing other children.
3. We should honor people that have their babies killed, and those that kill them.
4. An organization, Planned Parenthood, that was created for the purpose of exterminating the “black race,” is somehow of a higher ethical standing as Christians.
And these are the “advanced and enlightened” people? To which, I respond with Psalms 53:1…
The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; there is no one who does good.
The evil that is Sarah Palin has struck again, slamming a typhoon into the Philippines and killing an estimated 10,000, leaving millions homeless and property damage in the hundreds of millions.
“I haven’t seen so much death and destruction since I went to that Who concert in Cincinnati!” declared a grief-stricken Vice President Biden.
As the flood waters receded the U.S. military sprang into action with the Joint Chiefs of Staff announcing that a task force will be sent to the ravaged archipelago.
“We’re going to be sending supplies” said the Chairman, General Martin Dempsey.
This is a relief mission to that poor, devastated country. We will be bringing food, fresh water, clothing and anything else to make life bearable in the coming weeks. But the mission also has another aspect to it: Hunt down and capture the villain responsible for this typhoon. Sarah Palin may be able to run but she cannot hide. We found Bin Ladin. We will find her.
Hollywood, which has a long history of supporting compassionate causes will be holding a telethon to raise funds to support the victims and find the killer Palin. Several major recording artists have rushed into the studio to record a single, whose profits will go to aiding the victims, entitled “We are the World (USA for the Philippines.)”
A sample of the lyrics to this groundbreaking single follows:
There comes a time when we heed a certain call When the world must come together as one There are people dying And it’s time to lend a hand to finding and killing Sarah Palin The greatest gift of all
We can’t go on pretending day by day That someone, somewhere will soon make a change We all are a part of God’s great big family Except for Sarah Palin who can go to hell
George Clooney, the producer of the telethon derided critics of the Sarah Palin hypothesis.
To deny the existence of Sarah Palin-caused climate change is just ridiculous. It’s a stupid argument. The idea that we ignore that Sarah Palin is responsible for climate change is ridiculous. What’s the worst thing that happens? We clean up the Earth by capturing and killing Sarah Palin?
Jenny McCarthy, President of The Hollywood Association for Science Facts and Stuff, has also issued a statement regarding the typhoon in the Philippines.
This is a watershed moment for the world. Those who dare think that this typhoon was caused by climatic conditions dare not show their face in public lest their ignorance be discovered. Anyone who doesn’t feel like I do that Sarah Palin caused this just doesn’t know science. And can someone please tell me what a watershed is? Is that a male water bug?
From her home in Alaska, former Governor Palin has denied any responsibility for the events in the Philippines.
“Seriously? Seriously? What the hell?” said Palin.
President Obama has issued a statement calling for all Americans to pray for the Philippines and for the capture of Sarah Palin.
“She must not be allowed to remain free to do more damage to our world” said the statement.
Strict youngest-first allocation directs scarce resources predominantly to infants. This approach seems incorrect. The death of a 20-year-old woman is intuitively worse than that of a 2-month-old girl, even though the baby has had less life. The 20-year-old has a much more developed personality than the infant, and has drawn upon the investment of others to begin as-yet-unfulfilled projects…. Adolescents have received substantial substantial education and parental care, investments that will be wasted without a complete life. Infants, by contrast, have not yet received these investments…. It is terrible when an infant dies, but worse, most people think, when a three-year-old child dies, and worse still when an adolescent does.”
Note that the decision has been made based on the amount on money the government has spent “developing” a human. He is essentially reducing the value of human life to the amount of resources that society has expended upon the said human. Now, the left can decry the 2% profit margin of the insurance companies; yet engage in far more sinister statistical calculations for who gets care and who gets to die?
“Ultimately, the complete lives system does not create ‘classes of Untermenschen whose lives and well being are deemed not worth spending money on,’ but rather empowers us to decide fairly whom to save when genuine scarcity makes saving everyone impossible.”
This is phenomenal wordsmithing. He denies in the first part of the sentence, and endorses in the second. Sir, just saying that the grass isn’t green does not make it orange!
“When implemented, the complete lives system produces a priority curve on which individuals aged between roughly 15 and 40 years get the most substantial chance, whereas the youngest and oldest people get chances that are attenuated”
As you can see, Ezekiel Emanuel has no problem determining who should live, or who should be allowed to die. Not surprising to think he’s a jerk? Gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling, doesn’t it?
So, here is the interview with Megyn Kelly.
Look at how “EZKILL” took on Kelly. He didn’t really discuss what Kelly brought up-he hanged the subject, and attacked the GOP, and Bush. He blew off the fact that people are losing their insurance, and what they are getting is going to cost a lot more.
In other words, he said “F**K OFF” to 16,000,000 Americans, not to mention the ones that are going to pay anywhere from 50-300% more for their insurance, or pay a fine.
This is what your would-be regressive overlords think of you.
Nazi Germany, Soviet Union, ChiComs, Chavez’s Venezuala, Cuba, Vietnam, to name a few, all had something in common; punishing dissent.
History is filled with regimes that made dissent a crime. Prisons, concentration camps, gulags, and even psychiatric facilities were filled with people that simply disagreed with the ruling regime. In fact, it still goes on today. The reasoning is rather simple. When the regime is based on socialism, it fails-and to cover up that failure, opponents must be blamed, and punished. Then, when the opponents are jailed (or killed outright), the failure continues, and other people are then blamed for the ongoing failure. After all, it has to be someone else’s fault! Any effort to point out the failure, let alone do something to change or prevent the failure, is branded as treason, or sedition. In other words, to a liberal, you telling the truth is a crime. Doing your job, and trying to fix the problem amounts to sedition.
If Democrats regain control of the House, rest assured that your Second Amendment rights will be eviscerated as they very nearly did following the mass shooting by the lunatic in Sandy Hook. Dianne Feinstein — the loathsome and brazen crook from California — had her gun ban bill in place, just waiting for a nice, bloody tragedy to exploit.
These are some truly frightening portents.
• Democrats are openly calling for the arrest of Sen. Ted Cruz “for sedition”. Never mind the Constitution explicitly grants the power of the purse to Congress, not the President. Never mind that James Madison himself described that the House could, in fact, shut down any program it wanted to. Never mind all that: the Constitution doesn’t matter to these hard left sixties retreads. They don’t want any political opposition. They want you gone. They want you silent, or in prison, or dead (what do you think Obamacare is really about?).
The first thing that comes to mind is Hillary Clinton and her famous diatribe against George W. Bush.
I’m sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we’re Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.
Funny thing, this debate and disagreement stuff. It applies to every administration, no matter if the man in the White House is Democrat or Republican. That right is guaranteed us by the United States Constitution, but you can’t tell it by listening to the liberals. The rhetoric and tactics in which they engage should serve as a warning to the rest of us. They have no qualms about attacking someone who disagrees with them, aka Brett Kimberlin. If it doesn’t make you wonder exactly what they are capable of, ie. what they are willing to do to further their agenda, then you might as well stop reading now.
Larry hits it right on the nose. We have to wonder how far they are will to go, and what measures they are will to tale to reach their goals. History is a very uncompromising teacher, and it shows, very clearly, that when people or groups state vile intentions, they most often try to follow through on them. It is up to us, as students of history, to point out these intention, lest people be surprised when they come to fruition.
Make no mistake. The only thing that separates our regressives from the Nazis and Bolsheviks is the speed at which they operate. Our regressives have worked for decades at ruining our moral and economic systems. Rather than a bloody coup de main, they have resorted to a slow process of subversion. They have met success. But even though they have operated for decades, violence will still have to be part of their final seizure of power. then, once their seizure of power is complete, and their system fails, more violence will be necessary to maintain it. Any totalitarian system must suppress it’s population. The regressives will. therefore. follow their fellow travelers.
I know, I don’t pain a pretty picture, but if we shy away, stay silent, and disengage, the bad guys will win, and we will be the first to the wall.
Three individuals, having been charged with possession of child pornography in Tennessee, are dead in what is described as a “triple murder-suicide pact.” CNN has more, via The Other McCain…
So, these folks are discovered to have child porn on their computers. They were charged with the crime. They had no yet gone to trial when they wrote letters declaring their innocence, and ended their lives. Frankly, that doesn’t sound like the acts of innocent people. As the law enforcement official at the end of the video pointed out, “criminality was their bond.” That phrase brings to mind some folks from Florida that want to make it legal for adults to have sex with minors, doesn’t it?
Saudi Arabia is the centre of an outbreak of the deadly new virus, named Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, that is similar to the SARS virus that killed hundreds of people world-wide in the early 2000s and infected thousands more.
Vicky Sheppeard, the director of the Communicable Disease Branch within NSW Health, said the gathering of more than 3 million people in one place drastically increases the risk of disease.
So far the World Health Organisation says there have been 94 laboratory-confirmed and 16 probable cases of human infection with the virus, and approximately half of the people who have contracted it have died.
The head of the clinical research team at the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance, Professor Robert Booy, told Fairfax that the more infections that occurred, the more likely the virus was to mutate.
”The people who are getting the virus at the moment are dying of pneumonia, and one in two of them are dying,” he said.
Margaret Chan, WHO director-general, previously called MERS a “threat to the entire world”.
Here is my concern, every Muslim is obligated to go on the Haj once in their lifetime, so at any given time, there are a ton of people there. However, they go, do what they are obligated to do, and then return. Why my concern? Read this, from Forbes…
In the first reported case of MERS in France, a 64-year-old French gentleman who had previously traveled to Dubai in early to mid April, died on May 28. It turns out that his hospital roommate also was diagnosed with MERS, but did not have previous travel in the Middle East, evidence that close contact may be a risk factor for spread of the virus.
Now, according to data obtained from these patients, and published online in the Lancet May 29, it appears as though MERS may incubate in patients for a longer duration than doctors previously believed. The bottom line is that patients who are suspected of having MERS may ultimately need to be quarantined or isolated for longer periods to confirm that they are not infected with the virus.
The new study was completed by investigators who visited the two ill French patients, and represents the first in depth clinical review of MERS. It turns out that the hospital roommates shared the same room for three days. The doctors noted that the virus in the second patient had an incubation period of 9- 12 days. The incubation was previously reported to be 1-9 days.
So, someone can be infected in Mecca, not know that they are infected, return home, and then infect others. This could be a very bad situation.
A journalism professor at the University of Kansas (KU) turned to Twitter on Monday to suggest he would like to see the murder of children of National Rifle Association (NRA) members at the hands of a deranged gunman.
A journalism professor has defended tweets he sent out which called for the death of NRA employees children.
“#NavyYardShooting The blood is on the hands of the #NRA,” tweeted David Guth, who is an associate professor of Journalism at the university’s William Allen White School of Journalism.
“Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters, he continued. “Shame on you. May God damn you.”
Speaking with Campus Reform on Wednesday, Guth confirmed it was he who sent the controversial tweet.
“Hell no, hell no, I do not regret that Tweet,” he said. “I don’t take it back one bit.”
Guth also doubled down on the statement when other Twitter users pressed him, suggesting it was was shameful to call for the death of children.
“God’s justice takes many forms,” he tweeted in response.
In other words, he doubled down on the hate, and added a nice chunk of unreality for good measure. Then again, he is a liberal.
The Universities are FULL of people like this. They are trained and conditioned by the higher education system to indoctrinate ever multiplying waves of useful idiots. And, of course, he would be a journalism professor. And I’m sure he teaches his students to be unbiased and based their reporting on facts, right?
Sarcasm aside, Guth is a product of the “long march through the institutions.” He has been “programmed,” as indicated by our friend Bezmenov. And not matter how many facts you expose him to, he will never accept reality. For Guth, and others like him, facts are the enemy, and those that discuss them are to be crushed.