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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.


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

    by takyon (881) <reversethis-{gro ... s} {ta} {noykat}> 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) <reversethis-{gro ... s} {ta} {noykat}> 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) <reversethis-{gro ... s} {ta} {noykat}> 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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