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posted by takyon on Sunday June 12 2016, @06:00PM   Printer-friendly

A suspected Islamic terrorist opened fire at a gay nightclub in Florida, killing 50 people and wounding another 53 before he was killed by police. While authorities continue to investigate to determine whether this man had ties to ISIS, the terror organization has not been quiet in praising the attack. This comes three days after ISIS announced they would attack somewhere in Florida. Today's attack marks the largest act of terrorism on US soil since 9/11.

takyon: The gunman reportedly called 911 emergency services to pledge allegiance to ISIS. The President will hold a briefing momentarily. Compare this article to the original submission.


Original Submission   Late submission by physicsmajor

 
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  • (Score: 4, Interesting) by takyon on Sunday June 12 2016, @06:22PM

    by takyon (881) <{takyon} {at} {soylentnews.org}> on Sunday June 12 2016, @06:22PM (#358741) Journal

    Lines to donate blood are reportedly up to a mile long, temperature [weather.gov] is in the upper 80s Fahrenheit. However, note that sexually active gay men can't donate:

    http://www.nytimes.com/live/orlando-nightclub-shooting-live-updates/orlando-blood-donation-centers-overwhelmed/ [nytimes.com]
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/06/12/orlando-blood-bank-crisis-waives-gay-donation-restrictions/85789648/ [usatoday.com]
    http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2016/06/12/orlando_pulse_gay_nightclub_shooting_gay_men_can_t_donate_blood.html [slate.com]

    Under recently revised Food and Drug Administration rules, only gay men who have been celibate for a full year will be permitted to donate. That includes gay men in monogamous, long-term relationships. Heterosexual people who have unprotected sex with multiple anonymous partners are permitted to donate at any time

    I thought we had a previous article on these FDA rules, but I couldn't find it.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @06:57PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @06:57PM (#358765)

    Now only accepting the blood of virgin maidens, which rules out any female American who has passed puberty.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @08:15PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @08:15PM (#358819)

      I saw an article the other day that surprised me with its numbers.

      Early Puberty in Girls Is Becoming Epidemic and Getting Worse [alternet.org]
      Sixteen percent of U.S. girls experiencing breast development by the age of 7? Thirty percent by the age of 8? Clearly something is affecting the hormones of U.S. girls--a phenomenon also seen in other developed countries.
      [...]
      In the 1700s, girls did not menstruate until age 17 or 18, and 100 years ago the average age when a girl got her first period was 16-17

      They don't know what is causing it either.
      Suspects: Bad diets; lack of exercise; soft drinks; hormone-fed meat; soy in the diet; chemicals in seemingly benign products (shampoos, cosmetics); unstable family structures (absent fathers).

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      • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @08:34PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @08:34PM (#358827)

        American girls are such sluts, prepubescent sexual experimentation is triggering puberty.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @09:20PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @09:20PM (#358864)

          Don't do any research to test the claim that prepubescent sexual experimentation triggers puberty, just mod it Troll because ideologically it can't be right.

          • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Monday June 13 2016, @02:08AM

            by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Monday June 13 2016, @02:08AM (#359060) Journal

            So why the hell did I have my first period at 10 and remain a virgin, by explicit choice, until 21 then? I realize one data point isn't the distribution, but in formal logic, one counter-example disproves an "All X are Y" statement. And my sister?

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            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @03:23PM

              by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @03:23PM (#359382)

              I suspect the observation is the result of poor data collection, especially if they're claiming that age of menarche declined before the mid 20th century. One might imagine some effect along the lines of what's been observed in fish populations if this decline began in the late 20th century. Before that time, they really need to put forward a theory that doesn't lean on the idea of virgin purity.

              Alternate hypothesis: assuming for the moment the observation isn't pure bunkum, it may fail to take into account human migration patterns (voluntary and involuntary). It could start with a data set based on the average European woman and quickly change under the nose of the sloppy observer into a data set that includes Oriental and African women as well. I don't know enough about gynecology or endocrinology to go from there.

              The problem is, as always, magickal thinking which comes from piss-poor education and also using the Bible as a medical manual. These are the same kind of people who think women's bodies can somehow stop a pregnancy when she's raped. And these are also the same people who want to press criminal abortion charges against women who miscarry.

              And these people become very angry and even violent with the individual when the individual's body doesn't respond in the way that the medical manual says a good person's body should.

              I hope humanity will eventually learn how dangerous religion truly is.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @03:35AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @03:35AM (#359109)

            MikeeUSA?

      • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Monday June 13 2016, @01:39AM

        by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 13 2016, @01:39AM (#359037) Journal

        Yes, it is known what is causing it. Chicken. Chickens are force fed growth hormones, along with the rest of their feed. Growth hormones and anti-biotics. Chicken farms are one of the sources of anti-biotic-resistant diseases.

        Blame Con-Agra.

        Beef and pork are also sources of growth hormones and anti-biotics, but they are of far lesser concern than the birds. By percentage of body weight, the birds are force fed far more hormones and anti-biotics.

  • (Score: 1, Offtopic) by Arik on Sunday June 12 2016, @07:22PM

    by Arik (4543) on Sunday June 12 2016, @07:22PM (#358786) Journal
    "Under recently revised Food and Drug Administration rules, only gay men who have been celibate for a full year will be permitted to donate. That includes gay men in monogamous, long-term relationships. "

    Holy fuck will the violence against the English language never stop?

    cel·i·bate
    ˈseləbət/
    noun: celibate; plural noun: celibates

        1.
        a person who abstains from marriage and sexual relations.

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    • (Score: 2) by takyon on Sunday June 12 2016, @07:27PM

      by takyon (881) <{takyon} {at} {soylentnews.org}> on Sunday June 12 2016, @07:27PM (#358791) Journal

      You can replace "been celibate" with "abstained from sexual activity". Now that we've fixed the grammar, how do you feel about the policy?

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      • (Score: 1) by Arik on Sunday June 12 2016, @07:33PM

        by Arik (4543) on Sunday June 12 2016, @07:33PM (#358796) Journal
        "You can replace "been celibate" with "abstained from sexual activity". Now that we've fixed the grammar, how do you feel about the policy?"

        It's still ridiculous nonsense, funny memes aside, people in committed relationships DO actually engage in sexual activity.

        >Not sure if you are trying to be funny or just retarded.
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        • (Score: 2) by takyon on Sunday June 12 2016, @10:21PM

          by takyon (881) <{takyon} {at} {soylentnews.org}> on Sunday June 12 2016, @10:21PM (#358916) Journal

          >Not sure if you are trying to be funny or just retarded.

          Neither. Here's the actual policy [fda.gov]:

          What are the current recommendations for donor referral?

          FDA recommends that blood establishments defer potential donors as follows:

          [...]

          9. Defer for 12 months from the most recent contact a man who has had sex with another man during the past 12 months.

          I was obviously correcting the "celibate" sentence from the article to match the FDA's official policy on gay potential blood donors.

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          • (Score: 1) by Arik on Sunday June 12 2016, @11:12PM

            by Arik (4543) on Sunday June 12 2016, @11:12PM (#358943) Journal
            That doesn't appear to contain the wording we were discussing earlier about a committed relationship, in any form.

            Did I miss it?
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      • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @09:09PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @09:09PM (#358847)

        How do you feel about getting HIV from your blood transfusion?

        • (Score: 2, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @10:16PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @10:16PM (#358910)

          Unsatisfied. I didn't even get laid!

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @10:22PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12 2016, @10:22PM (#358919)

          Furthermore I know at least as many slutty chicks I'd be worried about getting HIV, HPV or worse from.

          Additionally, I have heard of far more false negative HSV cases than I have of HIV, and they already have mandatory testing of all donated blood samples for HIV antibodies, so gay men are no worse than other options, unless they are REALLY promiscuous and/or drug users and still probably don't top the sluttiest women, who under this policy are allowed to donate blood.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @12:01AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @12:01AM (#358970)

            It's not just HIV. Syphilis is also much more common in gay men than in heterosexuals (75% of all syphilis cases are gay men).

            Doctors work on statistics, not ideology. Let them do their job.

        • (Score: 2) by takyon on Sunday June 12 2016, @10:24PM

          by takyon (881) <{takyon} {at} {soylentnews.org}> on Sunday June 12 2016, @10:24PM (#358921) Journal

          How do you feel about having donated blood tested for diseases before it gets put into you? Anybody can have HIV.

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