Just to clarify the situation

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Just to clarify the situation

Post by genlock » Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:43 pm

(CNSNews.com) - Dr. Tom Frieden, director for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said during a telephone press briefing Wednesday that you cannot get Ebola by sitting next to someone on a bus, but that infected or exposed persons should not ride public transportation because they could transmit the disease to someone else.
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Re: Just to clarify the situation

Post by Arp2 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:13 am

Dr Tom Frieden? He of NYC's smoking ban and soda tax/ban? Whose qualifications are TV-anchor good looks and teleprompter reading, attendance at the most extreme of leftist universities, and a near-endless list of government jobs but very little rubber-meets-the-road medical experience? Oh, yeah....that guy. "You're doin' a great job, Tommy!"

Interesting to note -- CNN, again recently trying to position itself as an unbiased news outlet, writes in their "unbiased reporting" on him the following:
  • In his career, Frieden, a graduate of Oberlin and Columbia, has undoubtedly over-achieved and saved thousands of lives. His is a background that inspires confidence, and he has shown that in his messages on Ebola.
(By the way, "accurate" CNN, "overachieved" is NOT hyphenated.)
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Re: Just to clarify the situation

Post by Jay Nunley » Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:40 am

Arp2 wrote: (By the way, "accurate" CNN, "overachieved" is NOT hyphenated.)
It also shouldn't be further hyperbolized with words like "undoubtedly" in front of it. That isn't a question of grammar. It is a matter not being an asshat.

Also, have you ever noticed that no one ever uses "undoubtedly" unless there is doubt about the subject?

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Re: Just to clarify the situation

Post by Big Media » Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:16 pm

Jay Nunley wrote:Also, have you ever noticed that no one ever uses "undoubtedly" unless there is doubt about the subject?
No doubt.

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Re: Just to clarify the situation

Post by Arp2 » Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:26 pm

Jay Nunley wrote:Also, have you ever noticed that no one ever uses "undoubtedly" unless there is doubt about the subject?
Actually chuckled out loud at that....and, of course, immediately thought, "settled science, settled science, settled science," too...... :mrgreen:
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