“Medical Research Org CIDRAP: ‘Ebola Transmittable By Air'”

This may be a false alarm but CIDRAP sounds like a reputable organization. Then again, it could be that airborne transmission has been documented for some time and the CDC has not told us… Didn’t want to start a panic, you know.

People who were suited up properly, like the nurses in Dallas, have contracted the virus. How did that happen? Also, the Centers for Disease Control is revising their protocols for the handling of Ebola patients. There is a reason.

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From Breitbart:

The highly respected Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota just advised the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) that “there is scientific and epidemiologic evidence that Ebola virus has the potential to be transmitted via infectious aerosol particles,” including exhaled breath.”

CIDRAP is warning that surgical facemasks do not prevent transmission of Ebola, and healthcare professionals (HCP) must immediately be outfitted with full-hooded protective gear and powered air-purifying respirators.
CIDRAP since 2001 has been a global leader in addressing public health preparedness regarding emerging infectious diseases and bio-security responses. CIDRAP’s opinion on Ebola virus is there are “No proven pre- or post-exposure treatment modalities;” “A high case-fatality rate;” and “Unclear modes of transmission.”

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“Thought Eric Holder Was Bad? Meet Tom Perez”

This was written in PJ Media by J. Christian Adams. Adams worked for years in the Department of Justice, Civil Rights division, until he resigned in May of 2010.

Tom Perez

Tom Perez

Perez testified falsely under oath to the United States Commission on Civil Rights — and it isn’t just me who says so. I am frequently introduced in radio or television interviews as having “resigned over the Department of Justice’s handling of the New Black Panther voter intimidation case.” That isn’t accurate: I was at the Justice Department for over a full year after that case was dismissed.

I resigned on the day that Tom Perez provided false testimony about the case.”

Read the rest at PJ Media

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Zuckerberg donates $25 million to Ebola fight

“Washington (AFP) – Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday he and his wife were donating $25 million to help US efforts to contain the deadly Ebola epidemic.”

Successful industrialist’s charity doesn’t make it into mainstream news.
Problem is he’s giving money to the CDC. They are controlled by people who are part of the problem.

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Is Hillary Clinton Breaking New Ground?

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Hilario Cornholio

Is Clinton the first politician in American history to charge people to attend her campaign speeches?

“Clinton Charges University $225,000 for Speech on High Cost of Tuition”

Only Hillary Clinton can take a $225,000 speaking fee from a public university and then, in the speech, lament how high the cost of higher education is .

“Higher education shouldn’t be a privilege for those able to afford it,” she said, seeming to not grasp that one reason tuition may be high is that universities think it’s a good idea to spend nearly a quarter of a million dollars to pay a multimillionaire to speak on campus.

From National Review

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We’re here to help..

And the CDC marches on.. So. Hospital workers being infected while in full garb and supposedly following all safety precautions. Exactly how would you think the contractors and workers in charge of sanitizing the apartments, buildings and schools where contact is believed would be working?

Certainly, since you’re going to be in direct contact with items that may have been in contact with bodily fluids, you’d expect them to be well dressed and following all droplet and contact exposure requirements right? Since your part of a cleaning crew that would arguably entail scrubbing or possibly aeresolizing particles on those surfaces you’d even step up your game right?

Yeah.. You’d like to think that..

More below the fold…

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City suponenas sermons…

The city of Houston wants to know if pastors are engaging in legally actionable First Amendment activities such as engaging in free speech or free exercise of religion.

The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court.

“The city’s subpoena of sermons and other pastoral communications is both needless and unprecedented,” Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Christina Holcomb said in a statement. “The city council and its attorneys are engaging in an inquisition designed to stifle any critique of its actions.”

ADF, a nationally-known law firm specializing in religious liberty cases, is representing five Houston pastors. They filed a motion in Harris County court to stop the subpoenas arguing they are “overbroad, unduly burdensome, harassing, and vexatious.”

“Political and social commentary is not a crime,” Holcomb said. “It is protected by the First Amendment.”

The subpoenas are just the latest twist in an ongoing saga over the Houston’s new non-discrimination ordinance. The law, among other things, would allow men to use the ladies room and vice versa. The city council approved the law in June.

More here.

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NYT: US found thousands of chemical weapons in Iraq

It was old stuff, but it was there.

From 2004 to 2011, American and American-trained Iraqi troops repeatedly encountered, and on at least six occasions were wounded by, chemical weapons remaining from years earlier in Saddam Hussein’s rule.

In all, American troops secretly reported finding roughly 5,000 chemical warheads, shells or aviation bombs, according to interviews with dozens of participants, Iraqi and American officials, and heavily redacted intelligence documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.


The Times has invented a new lie for you to believe: That Bush and the US only cared about an active program and cared nothing about Saddam’s ability to revive what he once had.

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Second Dallas health care worker tests positive

Mr. Duncan’s Dallas holiday has not been good for that city or America. Maybe it is time to stop others from the Ebola hotspot from taking vacations in the US, huh?

A second healthcare worker at the Dallas hospital where Ebola patient Thomas Duncan was treated has tested positive for the virus, Texas health officials say.

The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed that the worker had tested positive in a statement early Wednesday. It did not specify what position the worker held at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, though officials did say that the person was among those who provided care for Duncan, who died from the virus Oct. 8.

The statement said that the worker had reported a fever Tuesday and had been placed in isolation. Preliminary tests were run at the state public health lab in Austin and results came back at approximately midnight Wednesday. A separate test will be done at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

Read about Duncan’s projectile vomiting, explosive diarrhea and the people forced to deal with it here.

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And then there were 3…

A 2nd worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus at Texas Presbyterian.. So we have patient 1, who flew into the country and now 2 workers from the hospital testing positive.

So. How many more will there be?

Remember.. This is a hard disease to contract. There are numerous safety precautions that prevent any kind of exposure.. And it’s perfectly safe to treat ebola patients in public, open hospitals.

This isn’t unfounded paranoia. It’s an expected outcome.

With an incubation period of up to 21 days.. Call it 30 to be safe.. And a treatment window that can take 2-4 weeks.. We won’t be in the clear of this single exposure event until Mid-December.

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“Appeals court unblocks Texas Voter ID law”

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The State of Texas can use its new voter ID law again in next’s month’s election, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, putting on hold an order a district court issued just last week barring enforcement of the law.

“Based primarily on the extremely fast-approaching election date, we STAY the district court’s judgment pending appeal,” 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Edith Clement wrote, in a ruling joined by Judge Catharina Haynes (and posted here). “This is not a run-of-the-mill case; instead, it is a voting case decided on the eve of the election….The judgment below substantially disturbs the election process of the State of Texas just nine days before early voting begins. Thus, the value of preserving the status quo here is much higher than in most other contexts.”

The third appeals court judge on the panel, Gregg Costa, agreed with the decision to stay the district court ruling, but did not join their opinion. He said he was troubled about the prospect of an election being held under discriminatory rules.”

Read more at Politico

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Al Sharpton is a one trick pony

Hey, if it is a good trick, you stick with it.

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“If They Don’t Kill, They’re Not Following Their Religion”

Watch this. Bosch Fawstin grew up in a Muslim family. He has moved away from Islam. He has something unpopular to say about Islam.

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Kerry: “Nothing whatsoever about ISIL that is related to Islam.”

Young John Kerry Lying To Congress

Young John Kerry Lying To Congress

Now the Secretary of State, John Kerry insists on two things: Global warming is the biggest threat to the world, and the Islamic State is not Islamic. Both are lies.

Kerry wants to use a different name to describe IS, one that does not include the word, ‘Islamic’. From the Weekly Standard:

Following the lead of Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Secretary of State John Kerry Sunday began using the Arabic acronym “Daesh” at times when referring to the Islamic State (ISIL or ISIS). Kerry was in Egypt for a meeting with Egyptian foreign minister Shoukry, and spoke extensively about the terrorist group in remarks following the meeting. The new terminology appears to be an attempt to bolster the secretary’s contention that there is “nothing whatsoever about ISIL that is related to Islam.”

As stupid as Kerry is, Walid Shoebat, who did not grow up sailing Cape Cod, but rather was raised in Palestine says something entirely different.

Walid Shoebat

Walid Shoebat

I would say it is very likely that Shoebat knows a bit more about Islam than Kerry does. Shoebat says,

Islam is a religion and a state. And it is impossible to separate the two.”

You can see him saying it in what the blog writer says is, “THE BEST SPEECH I’VE EVER HEARD” over at Right Scoop.

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Another day, another Obama dirty trick

Once again, Obama uses public policy that is supposed to be apolitical to promote his party’s agenda.

Those planning to purchase health insurance on the Obamacare exchange will soon find out how much rates have increased — after the Nov. 4 election.

Enrollment on the Healthcare.gov website begins Nov. 15, or 11 days after the midterm vote, and critics who worry about rising premium hikes in 2015 say that’s no coincidence. Last year’s inaugural enrollment period on the health-care exchange began Oct. 1.

“This is more than just a glitch,” said Tim Phillips, president of free-market Americans for Prosperity, in a Friday statement. “The administration’s decision to withhold the costs of this law until after Election Day is just more proof that Obamacare is a bad deal for Americans.”

He knows he is about to screw Americans but he doesn’t want them to know it until after they vote.

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Epidemic, Pandemic, We Have Been Here Before…

“The last time a president tried to make a disease a national-security issue, he helped trigger a global pandemic that killed 50 million people.”

… During the Wilson Administration. And Woodrow Wilson made it worse – far worse. Barack Obama is not the first President we have had who stupidly put politics ahead of American citizens’s lives.

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson

But playing “national security” progressive politics with public health can bring outright disaster. When the United States entered World War I, Woodrow Wilson played the national-security card early and often. The war effort became an excuse for everything from jailing political opponents to spying on everyday Americans. But, when the president used a global war as an excuse to preempt sound public-health policy, he reaped a global catastrophe.

In 1917, the war to end all wars was well under way. At Camp Funston within the boundaries of Fort Riley, Kansas, sergeants were turning recruits into doughboys. During their training, the soldiers picked up backpacks, rifles, helmets—and a new strain of flu. They carried all these with them as they traveled from the camp to the railroads, the big cities, the ports and, ultimately, overseas. On every step of the way to the trenches in Western Europe, they spread the deadly disease.

When news of the epidemic reached Washington, the White House decided it was a national-security problem. The British and French desperately needed reinforcements to turn the tide of the war; getting our boys over there was far more important than stopping the spread of the flu over here.

The administration insisted on pressing full speed ahead with the deployments. The White House also wanted every factory worker on the job and every red-blooded American to show up at mass rallies to buy more war bonds—all activities that spread the disease more quickly.”

And here is a point I never knew:

In the end, more died from the pandemic than from the war.

Read more at National Interest.com

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Apologies! Snyderman Should Be Jailed

NBC’s Snyderman Apologizes for Ebola Quarantine Violation

NBC medical correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman

NBC medical correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman

Dr. Snyderman is a medical doctor. One of her news team was diagnosed with Ebola while working in Liberia. Her entire team, including herself, were exposed to the patient and were placed in voluntary quarantine. Dr. Snyderman and other members violated that quarantine several times, possibly exposing unnumbered others.

Dr. Snyderman has apologized and the state of New Jersey has revoked their voluntary quarantine and placed them in Mandatory Quarantine because she and her crew can not be trusted.

While under voluntary quarantine guidelines, which called for our team to avoid public contact for 21 days, members of our group violated those guidelines and understand that our quarantine is now mandatory until 21 days have passed. We remain healthy and our temperatures are normal.
“As a health professional I know that we have no symptoms and pose no risk to the public, but I am deeply sorry for the concerns this episode caused. We are thrilled that Ashoka is getting better and our thoughts continue to be with the thousands affected by Ebola whose stories we all went to cover.”

I would say she should be jailed and her license to practice medicine should be stripped from her. She is one of the worst examples of irresponsible people. It is people like Snyderman who will ensure that Ebola remains out of control.

Read more at Mediaite

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America is open to same sex marriage…

Americans have accepted same sex marriage at the same time Americans have devalued marriage in general. The marriage rate has hit an all time low.

New data shows more young people are waiting to marry – and there’s no shortage of opinions on why that’s happening.

According to the latest available census data, the percentage of U.S. adults who have never been married has hit a new, all-time high.

In 1960, about one in ten adults over the age of 25 fell into that category.

By 2012, the number had jumped to one in five.

There’s no formal consensus about what’s driving the numbers, but data shows that among young adults who say they do want to get married, the economy is an issue.

34 percent of them cite financial security as an obstacle to tying the knot.

Other analysts point to the eradication of social taboos on cohabitation and out of wedlock childbearing.

In other words, Americans are saying: “Sure, let ‘em get married. Who gives a damn about marriage anyway?”

The demise of marriage, however, doesn’t bode well for the culture or the economy.

In 2010, 40.8% of all births were to unmarried mothers. Among Hispanics that figure was 53%, and among blacks 73%. In 1965 Daniel Patrick Moynihan, later a Democratic senator from New York, called for emergency federal intervention to aid in “the establishment of a stable Negro family structure”, and justified it in part by an out-of-wedlock birth rate among blacks of 23.6%—half what it is today.

With illegitimate births come single-parent homes, in which 35% of all American children lived in 2011. Children brought up in such homes fare worse than children raised by married parents over a range of academic and emotional outcomes, from adolescent delinquency to dropping out of school. The poverty rate among single-parent, female-headed families is over five times that of married, two-parent families. Nearly 71% of poor families lack married parents. And children brought up in poverty tend to be poor themselves.

Out-of-wedlock birth rates (and divorce rates) are far lower, and marriage rates far higher, among the wealthier and better-educated. Small wonder that many support marriage promotion not for moral or cultural reasons, but for economic ones—as a way to drive down, or at least prevent further widening of, inequality.

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Nina Pham’s Boyfriend Admitted For Ebola-Like Symptoms

Ebola Nurse Nina Pham

Ebola Nurse Nina Pham

This beautiful young woman is Nina Pham, the nurse who contracted Ebola after ministering to the man who came from West Africa carrying the virus.

Now Ms. Pham’s boyfriend has been admitted for Ebola-like symptoms.

The head of the Centers for Disease Control, Dr. Tom Frieden blamed Ms. Pham for her own exposure for, “Not following protocol”. Health care workers have been, however, complaining that CDC is not providing them with care guides.

As a result, the CDC has issued ‘new, improved’ Ebola care guidelines.

Ebola care instructions at a Dallas hospital and across the country were changed by federal officials on Monday — a tacit admission that training and procedures used for America’s first case of the disease had come up short.
The changes were prompted by the discovery that a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas had become infected while treating Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola in the hospital last Wednesday.”

Yes, these are the exact same people who want to manage the health care for all Americans. So far they have been unable to put together a health care website that either works or is secure. Their stated goal is a single-payer health system with them managing it.

Now we have the makings of an epidemic on our shores with the spread of Ebola. It has already begun to spread and the officials whose job it is to prevent epidemics – and to properly care for patients and health-care professionals is failing on every front and blaming that failure on the people who are infected.

They are incompetent and should be prosecuted for their failures.

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“Republicans Appropriated More for the CDC This Year Than Obama Requested”

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Lying liars are lying again. The Obama White House cut the budget for the Centers for Disease Control after the Congress gave them more money than they asked for. Now that CDC is complaining about budget cuts being the reason they have stepped in it with Ebola control, the White House is trying to blame it on the GOP led Congress.

It’s all lies

This is from Red State: The Democrats would have you believe that the very same government that could not build an Obamacare website with hundreds of millions of dollars could somehow cure Ebola yesterday with more money.

There is just one problem: facts.

According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, in January the CDC won in the budget deal.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will see an 8.2 percent budget increase for fiscal 2014, thanks to a $1.1 trillion spending bill announced by Congress Jan. 13.”

But not just that. There was also this nugget of news:

This influx of cash will raise the CDC budget to $6.9 billion, which is $567 million more than it received in 2013. This is more than the agency anticipated, because the president’s fiscal year 2014 budget request for it was just $6.6 billion — a decrease of $270 million from fiscal 2012.””

Then there is this story from Sweetness And Light:

Obama Cut CDC’s 2014 Preparedness Budget By $270M

Apr 10, 2013 (CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) takes a hit of about $270 million in the Obama administration’s proposed fiscal year 2014 budget, including significant cuts to biodefense and emergency preparedness programs, officials revealed today.”

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ISIS training video

Hey, nice tents, huh?

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Protocol Breach? Yeah, sure. Why not?

Sunday, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared that the health worker infected with Ebola was made sick by a “protocol breach”. That is what we call an “assumption”. The reality is that they don’t know how she was infected.

“We have to rethink the way we address Ebola infection control because even a single infection is unacceptable,” Frieden said.

The CDC said it does not yet know how the Dallas nurse became infected.

The nurse — who was identified by a family member Monday as 26-year-old Nina Pham — was part of a team of health workers caring for Duncan, a Liberian man who died last week of the virus.

The hospital staff had taken safety precautions while treating Duncan, including wearing protective gear.

They tell us it was a protocol breach but they don’t know if there was a protocol breach.

Don’t worry. We have top men working on it. Top. Men.

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Hillary is raking it in!

Good money for a speech.

Hillary Clinton called for businesses to collaborate with universities to make higher education more affordable in a $225,000 speech Monday night at the annual University of Nevada Las Vegas Foundation dinner.

“Higher education shouldn’t be a privilege for those able to afford it,” Clinton told a crowd of approximately 900 people. “It should be an opportunity widely available for anybody with the talent, determination and ambition.”

The former secretary of State said that many students are affected by student loan debt “that can feel like an anchor dragging them down,” and praised President Obama for increasing federal Pell grants by $1,000.

Hillary has done a lot of these quarter million dollar talks.

He kids, here is a little side trip down the memory hole. Remember when Democrats were outraged by “unusual” fees because they figured them to be back-door campaign contributions?

In May 1988, Gingrich (along with 77 other House members and Common Cause) brought ethics charges against Democratic Speaker Jim Wright, who was alleged to have used a book deal to circumvent campaign-finance laws and House ethics rules. During the investigation, it was noted Gingrich had his own unusual book deal, for Window of Opportunity, in which publicity expenses were covered by a limited partnership, which raised $105,000 from Republican political supporters to promote sales of Gingrich’s book.

We have come a long way baby.

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National No Bra Day

How did I miss this?

In the spirit of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, women across the country on Monday are “setting their girls free.”

October 13 is National No Bra Day, an annual holiday reportedly created in 2011 by breast cancer supporters that’s now sweeping social media.

Breast cancer survivors and supporters on Twitter and Facebook are encouraging women not to wear a bra for a day to raise awareness and support breast cancer survivors.

No current research directly links wearing a bra to a higher breast cancer risk.

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Democrats Are Failing The Ebola Test

Ebola is a frightening disease. It causes people to bleed to death from every orifice.

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Ebola first touched humans in West Africa. It simmered there for years without spreading to the rest of the world. Now we have it in the United States. The Obama administration allowed it to come here and has lied about it. They told us it was not contagious. They told us it was our ‘Just Desserts’ for slavery. They refuse to restrict travelers from West African countries from travelling to the United States.

The Obama administration and its Democrat sycophants brought this terrible disease to our shores. This was a Democrat decision. They have failed their simplest charge – to keep Americans safe.

I just heard on the news that there is a second American who has been diagnosed with Ebola. I don’t mean the Dallas Nurse. She was the first. Now, they say, there is a second.

We who actually have thinking brains knew that this would happen as soon as Ebola reached our country. Now it has and it is spreading.

The virus is virulent. The mortality rate is terrifying. We know what the result will be. We know how to deal with it but our representatives are not taking it seriously. They are not restricting traffic from Ebola areas. They are allowing innocent people to be exposed. They are allowing them to become infected and they are making excuses.

This is the fault of the leftists. They are the people who say, “Never let a crisis go to waste”. Well, we have a crisis – and it’s their fault. They care more for politics and power than they care for the people.

But we knew that didn’t we?

We are three weeks away from what is unquestionably the most important election in the history of our Republic. It is time that the voters across America know what leftists have done to them. It is time to destroy the evil influence that exists in our country.

What will they come up with next?

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Turkish Government Also Call Susan Rice A Liar

Yesterday we noted that former US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice told us that ground troops would not be needed to fight ISIS. We further noted that Rice has a history of lying to us. Today we learned that another thing she said on the Sunday talk show was a lie. She said that Turkey has agreed to let the United States use its air bases.

Turkish officials heard that and said, in effect, “Not so fast. There is no such deal”.

Lying liars lie. Rice is a liar.

Read more at Gateway Pundit

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