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This is spiraling out of control. Thank god we have secure borders in case we need to close them. Thank god we have a possible treatment due to a for profit genetic engineering (GMO) drug company based in the US. CDC Director: Ebola Outbreak ‘Is Spiraling Out Of Control’. http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2014/09/02/cdc-director-ebola-outbreak-is-spiraling-out-of-control/ ...(full comment)

Experimental Ebola drug heals monkeys in study

good question. ...(full comment)

Couple causes disturbance at Herrell’s in Northampton, throws ice cream in direction of staff

"I scream, you scream..." ...(full comment)

Couple causes disturbance at Herrell’s in Northampton, throws ice cream in direction of staff

Were they yelling about "teebooo" and "cawwwk"? If so, I know who it is! ...(full comment)

Couple causes disturbance at Herrell’s in Northampton, throws ice cream in direction of staff

if it only 600,000. to keep children safter for 20plus years, keep the sidewalk on one side all the way, or maybe speed bumps at the two crossing points to slow speeding cars useing pine st. for a short cut,plus walk on the side walk at state st. to no. amherst, can not walk it for over grow weeds and cars parking on side walk.[rental-houses]! ...(full comment)

Pine Street in Amherst will have sidewalk on both sides to avoid expense of moving utility poles

"The rear end of the car was crumpled into the backseat." Sounds like they got hit hard from behind, which would suggest the involvement of a second vehicle. ...(full comment)

Charges likely in Amherst accident that injures two as car nearly strikes house

I would be too! Surplus is OK,for Highway &Agriculture.& Hilltown . Fire & Police need State of the art,w/training of that Equipment,by the manufactuerer.Surplus is what it is ,Unkown to the user,unless formerly millitarly familiar. I do Agree w/Chief Bruce&Russ about there doubts. I have in the past supported both depts, and ther programs , ...(full comment)

Area police officials lukewarm about surplus military gear programs flagged for review by president

I guess it starts with ice cream and then it escalates to a molotov cocktail. ...(full comment)

Couple causes disturbance at Herrell’s in Northampton, throws ice cream in direction of staff

Man crush (blushing slightly :-)) ...(full comment)

Jonathan Klate: Left cold by ice bucket challenge

"Close to 200 state and local police departments in the United States have been suspended for losing military-level equipment transferred to them by the Pentagon, a new investigation found," according to RT. Among some of the weaponry that have been lost include M14 and M16 assault weapons. Something seriously wrong with this. ...(full comment)

Area police officials lukewarm about surplus military gear programs flagged for review by president

That should of course be "no good deed..." ...(full comment)

Jonathan Klate: Left cold by ice bucket challenge

Jonathan's initial premise is flawed. Most participants in the ice-bucket challenge did not participate *instead* of being concerned for his list of issues, but *in addition*. It also may be -- and should be -- that while concerned, they would not agree with all of his extreme and alarmist positions on his issues. Nor on these issues is there a simple, eminently doable and, dare I say, fun way for an individual to make a difference while contributing to a social need, as there is by pouring ice water over one's head for a good cause. And gary2066's point about pharmaceuticals and profits is well-taken. So, the moral high ground Jonathan tries to speak from does not exist. Instead, he comes across as a finger-wagging scold. File under "no good dead goes unpunished." ...(full comment)

Jonathan Klate: Left cold by ice bucket challenge

But the point you miss about Gilead and Sovaldi is that it was invented in America by a for profit company. It was not invented in a country with socialized government run health care as most medical advances are not since there is little incentive to improve things in a government monopoly. Your world would have everybody die from hepatitis C and AIDS. Gilead also makes the most common retroviral drug that allows millions of HIV+ people to live. As long as somobody did not make a profit. Furthermore - the profit Gilead makes is shared with the millions of shareholders of Gilead - people like you and me though investments in our 401ks and as individual investors. Its called capitalism and it works better than socialism. To quote Dame Thather "You would rather have the poor, poorer, provided the rich were less rich" Here's the video of Margaret Thatcher on Labor party socialist policies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHA7YXsu110 ...(full comment)

Jonathan Klate: Left cold by ice bucket challenge