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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pat Condell: Hamas Killing Jews For Allah Is Very Lucrative, Because It's Popular With The Rest of the World, If It Wasn't Popular It Wouldn't Be Lucrative

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The Great Jam Session 1958:
Cozy Cole - Coleman Hawkins - Roy Eldridge

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Ann Coulter: We’ll tell you the truth about Ebola after the election

Obola Contemplates The Little People

It’s becoming increasingly clear this is just another platform for Obama to demonstrate that we are citizens of the world. 
The entire Ebola issue is being discussed — by our government, not the United Nations — as if Liberians are indistinguishable from Americans, and U.S. taxpayers should be willing to pay whatever it takes to save them. Maybe we should give them the vote, too! 
If Ebola was concentrated in Finland and Norway — certainly Israel! — we’d have had a travel ban on Day One. 
The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Tom Frieden, justifies Obama’s refusal to prohibit flights originating in Ebola-plagued countries, saying, “A travel ban is not the right answer. It’s simply not feasible to build a wall — virtual or real — around a community, city or country.” 
What is it with liberals living in gated communities always telling us that fences don’t work? THAT’S WHAT A QUARANTINE IS.
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Yazidi Woman Watches ISIS Slaughter Her Husband – Then Sold for $12 Bucks as a Sex Slave


ISIS is not Islamic?

It depends on what your definition of Isis is.



They sold Amsha for $12. Other girls and women went for more, much more. But Amsha had a small son and was pregnant with her second child. She had already seen Islamic State (Isis) militants execute her husband in front of her. Now the terror of that crime and the fear of captivity was to be replaced by the indignity and humiliation of being traded like cattle.
“A 50-year-old man with a dark beard came to buy me,” she recalls. “From that day on, I didn’t want to live any more.”
Amsha is one of hundreds of Yazidi women from northern Iraq captured during Islamic State’s rapid advance this year. Interviews with women who escaped reveal that Isis corralled the women into halls and other detention centres and gradually sold them off to fighters as the spoils of war.
Isis said in an online article that it was reviving an ancient custom of enslaving enemies and forcing the women to become wives of victorious fighters.
“One should remember that enslaving the families of the [non-believers] and taking their women as concubines is a firmly established aspect of the sharia, that if one were to deny or mock, he would be denying or mocking the verses of the Qur’an and the narrations of the prophet,” the article said, adding that mothers were not separated from their young children.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Top Scientist: This Version Of Ebola Looks Like ‘A Very Different Bug’


From Freedom Outpost:
Barack Obama and the head of the CDC need to quit saying that we know exactly how Ebola spreads. Because the truth is that there is much about this virus that we simply do not know. 
For example, a top Ebola scientist that is working in the heart of the outbreak in Liberia says that this version of Ebola looks like it could be "a very different bug" from past versions. Other leading scientists are echoing his concerns. 
And yet, Barack Obama and Thomas Frieden continue to publicly proclaim that we know precisely how this virus behaves. Not only is that bad science, but it could also potentially result in the unnecessary deaths of a very large number of people. 
For example, Obama has refused to implement an Ebola travel ban because he is greatly underestimating the seriousness of this virus. This decision could turn out to be incredibly costly. 
If what you will read about below is true, we could be dealing with some sort of "super Ebola" that nobody has ever seen before. 
Peter Jahrling of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease is on the front lines fighting this disease in Liberia. He is one of the top authorities in the world on Ebola, and what his team has been seeing under the microscope is incredibly sobering... 
Now U.S. scientist Peter Jahrling of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease believes the current Ebola outbreak may be caused by an infection that spreads more easily than it did before. 
Dr Jahrling explained that his team, who are working in the epicentre of the crisis in the Liberian capital of Monrovia, are seeing that the viral loads in Ebola patients are much higher than they are used to seeing. 
He told Vox.com: 'We are using tests now that weren't using in the past, but there seems to be a belief that the virus load is higher in these patients [today] than what we have seen before. If true, that's a very different bug. 
'I have a field team in Monrovia. They are running [tests]. They are telling me that viral loads are coming up very quickly and really high, higher than they are used to seeing. 'It may be that the virus burns hotter and quicker.' 
Other top scientists are making similar observations.
GO READ THE WHOLE THING.


Dr. Bob McBroom, a local infectious disease doctor also spoke to reporters about this concern at the TimesRecordNews.com on October 15, 2014, coincidental to the second nurse's confirmed Ebola diagnosis.
Ebola strain appears to be different
 

YahooFinance/BusinessInsider: Ebola has already mutated more than 300 times

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EBOLA NEWS 10-20-2014 - Not As Bad As Ebola News Has Been Lately


Family of Ebola-infected nurse Amber Vinson defends her trip to Ohio

UKDailyMail: Nigeria declared Ebola-free, holds lessons for others 10/20/2014 9:21EST

NBC: 43 People Removed From Ebola Watch List at Midnight 10/20/2014 10:09AM CDT
Yet, still leaves 118 people remaining on watch list

NBC: Ebola Patient Nina Pham's Dog, Bentley, Enters Testing Phase
Bentley, Nina Pham's Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, will be placed "into a special kennel periodically," where his urine and feces will be monitored and tested, according to a statement from the City of Dallas.


Oklahoma school district taking no chances with kids from Ebola cruise
WTH were kids registered in schools doing on a cruise during school hours?
Quote: "...several employees and students who had been on the vessel not to return to school until the lab tech “has been ‘cleared’ and there is no medical threat,” according to news reports."


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WaPo: A 'Dark Winter' of Ebola terrorism?

ABCNews: Ebola: A Virus to Make Leaders Healthy


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The Guardian: Virus Experiments Risk Global Pandemic 
The government hospital at Kenema was apparently used as part of a research project into Lassa fever sponsored by the US. It has been reported that both USAMRIID and infectious disease specialists at Tulane University were involved....what prompted epidemiologists at Harvard and Yale to protest? Hmmmm.

PharmChoice: 2/8/10-Corgenix and Tulane Announce Award of Additional NIH Contract to Expand Lassa Fever Research Towards Development of vaccines and improved therapeutic agents

JonRappoport: What are US biowar researchers doing in the Ebola zone?

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Exclusive: U.S. cuts resources for project involved in Ebola battle in Sierra Leone
Quote: "NIH declined to comment on the decision, citing "federal government procurement integrity rules."
Integrity? LOL!
One of Sierra Leone’s most prominent doctors, Sheik Umar Khan, was associated with the Lassa fever research project. He, along with several of his nurses, recently died of Ebola.

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Corgenix Rapid Diagnostic Ebola Test Research Earns Divisional Best Abstract Award at AACC 2014 Meeting July 30, 2014
Quote: " currently developing diagnostic products to detect the Lassa virus (LASV), Junin virus (JUNV), Ebola virus (EBOV) and Marburg virus (MARV), all very important pathogens."

was this latest suspension in funding the result of someone’s bio-research that went awry?

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TheBlaze: Gov't stops new funding and calls for 'voluntary pause' on research of 'pandemic potential' of pathogens Oct. 20, 2014 10:54AM
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FoxNews: Ebola 'czar' to skip House hearing, aid says Oct. 20, 2014 par for the course.

ABCNews: Why Rats, Mosquitoes and Water Don't Spread Ebola Oct. 20, 2014 11:17AM 

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GotNews: #Ebola Czar Called Overpopulation Top Leadership Issue 
video clip at link 

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America’s “Most Influential Muslim” Leader Endorses Sharia Law In Letter Condemning ISIS


From Blazing Cat Fur:
This year’s issue of The Muslim 500 names Sheikh Hamza Yusuf as the most influential Muslim-American. He is often portrayed as a moderate, but he recently endorsed Sharia governance and heads an Islamist college in California with extremist faculty. 
Yusuf is ranked as the 35th most influential Muslim in the world by the publication. He is described as the “leading Islamic authority” in America. He is the current president and a senior faculty member of Zaytuna College in California. 
He and 17 other Muslim-American leaders signed a letter condemning the tactics of the Islamic State terrorist group and offering theological rebuttals. 
It is a letter that earned them tremendous positive publicity by news outlets that didn’t notice that the letter endorsed the resurrection of the Caliphate and Sharia governance, specifically its brutal hudud punishments. 
“Hudud punishments are fixed in the Qu’ran and Hadith and are unquestionably obligatory in Islamic Law,” point 16 of the letter states.
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Social Justice in Medicine?





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NewZimbabwe: Ebola: Bio-economic warfare and Africa (Part 1)
As Ebola outbreak rages, and there are projections of more than 1.4 million persons infected in the next few months, the African Union and the regional bloc ECOWAS have taken a back seat as the international media uses this virus to stigmatize Africa and Africans.
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WaPo: A professor in U.S. is telling Liberians that the Defense Department ‘manufactured’ Ebola
'...A major Liberian newspaper, The Daily Observer, has published an article by a Liberian-born faculty member of a U.S. university implying the epidemic is the result of bioterrorism experiments conducted by the United States Department of Defense, among others.'
WSJ: Many Liberian Doctors-Including President's Son - Are Staying Away
As President of Ebola-Ravaged Country Pleads for Foreign Helpers, Her Physician Son Sends Aid from U.S.MONROVIA, Liberia—President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Sunday said “the whole world has a stake” in preventing an unfolding catastrophe in Liberia, calling on nations to provide more medical experts and supplies to confront the exploding Ebola epidemic. But illustrating the difficulties of heeding that call, her own son, a physician, has stayed in the U.S., saying he can do more for his country there than at home.

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Quest Diagnostics To Doctors: We Are Not Accepting Ebola Blood Or Patients


From CBS News:
DENVER (CBS4) – CBS4 has learned that Quest Diagnostics, the nation’s largest diagnostic lab company, has told doctors, hospitals and health care providers nationwide the company will not accept blood samples suspected of being infected with Ebola; and will not knowingly allow any patients suspected of having Ebola into Quest offices. 
In a message sent Oct. 11 to hospitals and doctors, Quest Diagnostics said, “Patients with known or suspected Ebola hemorrhagic fever should not be referred to Quest Patient Service Centers or Quest In-Office Phlebotomists for specimen collections of any type.”

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How To Lose A War

Or should I say "non-war"?

Anyway, take note of this October 19, 2014 article in The Daily Beast:
U.S. Humanitarian Aid Going to ISIS: Not only are foodstuffs, medical supplies—even clinics—going to ISIS, the distribution networks are paying ISIS ‘taxes’ and putting ISIS people on their payrolls

GAZIANTEP, Turkey — While U.S. warplanes strike at the militants of the so-called Islamic State in both Syria and Iraq, truckloads of U.S. and Western aid has been flowing into territory controlled by the jihadists, assisting them to build their terror-inspiring “Caliphate.”

The aid—mainly food and medical equipment—is meant for Syrians displaced from their hometowns, and for hungry civilians. It is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, European donors, and the United Nations. Whether it continues is now the subject of anguished debate among officials in Washington and European. The fear is that stopping aid would hurt innocent civilians and would be used for propaganda purposes by the militants, who would likely blame the West for added hardship.

The Bible says if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him something to drink—doing so will “heap burning coals” of shame on his head. But there is no evidence that the militants of the Islamic State, widely known as ISIS or ISIL, feel any sense of disgrace or indignity (and certainly not gratitude) receiving charity from their foes....
Read the entire article HERE.

The abyss looms.  Isn't it a beautiful thing to behold?  Plunge in, discover annihilation.

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Ebola Czar Ron Klain was Appointed to Cover Up New Cases of Deadly Virus, Not Protect Americans


From Director Blue:


So who is the new "Ebola Czar", Ron Klain?


He's a far left Democrat political operative, who has served as a chief of staff for both the dumbest Vice President ever (Joe Biden, who previously served as the dumbest senator in American history) and the infamous global warming grifter and Al Jazeera supporter, Al Gore.

As Mark Levin pointed out on Friday, Klain has a "shady past" and was involved with Gore's lawless efforts to steal the 2000 presidential election.

And, like so many Clinton cronies, Klain is said to have profited from protecting Fannie Mae from proper oversight, one of the primary factors behind the 2008 housing meltdown.

What does Klain know about Ebola, or any infectious disease, for that matter?

What qualifies him to lead this critical effort?

It turns out: absolutely nothing.

My contention is that Klain is there to to cover up new cases of Ebola, to threaten hospitals and other medical facilities with financial retribution, and to otherwise attempt to salvage Democrats' midterm hopes by excising the word Ebola from the nation's headlines.

There is no other rational reason for Klain to serve in this capacity.

As Dan McLaughlin notes, putting Klain in charge of the government's Ebola response is somewhat akin to George W. Bush naming Karl Rove the head of Katrina recovery in 2006.

As with every decision this administration makes, politics trumps protecting the American people.

AND WHAT ABOUT OBAMA'S CURRENT EBOLA CZAR (THE ONE THE ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN TRYING TO MAKE US FORGET ABOUT):


NICOLE LURIE: Obama's First Ebola Czar Was Embroiled in a Massive Scandal in 2011 and Still Holds Her Job

In November 2011, David Willman of The Los Angeles Times described another instance of taxpayer abuse by the Obama administration, this time in the Department of Health and Human Services. Obama's first "Ebola Czar" -- Dr. Nicole Lurie -- is said to have directed nearly half a billion dollars to a huge Obama donor for a vaccination no one wanted.

Perhaps some of the geniuses in the GOP can dredge up this article when they're accused -- falsely -- of slashing someone's budget. First off, no one's budget's been slashed. Second, MRC has documented the copious, criminal waste of money by the National Institute of Health and the Center for Disease Control.

But back to the original Ebola Czar, Dr. Lurie. Let Willman tell the tale:

Cost, need questioned in $433-million smallpox drug deal


A company controlled by a longtime political donor gets a no-bid contract to supply an experimental remedy for a threat that may not exist.


November 13, 2011|By David Willman, Los Angeles Times

Reporting from Washington — Over the last year, the Obama administration has aggressively pushed a $433-million plan to buy an experimental smallpox drug, despite uncertainty over whether it is needed or will work.

Senior officials have taken unusual steps to secure the contract for New York-based Siga Technologies Inc., whose controlling shareholder is billionaire Ronald O. Perelman, one of the world's richest men and a longtime Democratic Party donor...

Costs "well above what" specialists said was reasonable


When Siga complained that contracting specialists at the Department of Health and Human Services were resisting the company's financial demands, senior officials replaced the government's lead negotiator for the deal, interviews and documents show.

When Siga was in danger of losing its grip on the contract a year ago, the officials blocked other firms from competing.

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Muslims Murder 22 in Farmer's Market Attack in China

The Muslims Are Restless

Four ethnic minority Uyghur men armed with knives and explosives attacked a farmers’ market in northwestern China’s unrest-plagued Xinjiang region this week, leaving 22 people dead, including police officers and the attackers themselves, according to police Saturday. [...] China has accused “terrorists” and Islamist insurgents seeking to establish an independent state for the persistent unrest in Xinjiang, where an anti-terror campaign has been underway since May,
Uyghur groups have blamed the violence on heavy-handed rule, including violent police raids on Uyghur households, restrictions on Islamic practices, and curbs on the culture and language of the Uyghur people.
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No Burqa Slaves Wanted In France: Paris Opera expels veiled woman during performance


From Agence French Press:
Paris (AFP) - France's government is drawing up a new set of rules for theatres after the Paris Opera ejected a woman for wearing a veil during a performance, the institution's deputy director said Sunday. 
The incident took place when a veiled woman was spotted on the front row of a performance of La Traviata at the Opera Bastille, Jean-Philippe Thiellay told AFP, confirming a media report. 
France brought in a law in 2011 banning anyone from wearing clothing that conceals the face in a public space, or face a 150 euro ($190) fine. 
The woman was sitting just behind the conductor, visible to monitors, wearing a scarf covering her hair and a veil over her mouth and nose during the performance on October 3. 
"I was alerted in the second act," said Thiellay, adding that "some performers said they did not want to sing" if something was not done. 
France's ministry of culture said a bill was currently being drafted to remind theatres, museums and other public institutions under its supervision of the rules regarding veils. 
The spectator and her companion -- tourists from the Gulf, according to MetroNews -- were asked to leave by an inspector during the interval. 
"He told her that in France there is a ban of this nature, asked her to either uncover her face or leave the room. 
The man asked the woman to get up, they left," Thiellay said. "It's never nice to ask someone to leave... But there was a misunderstanding of the law and the lady either had to respect it or leave," he said.
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Variations on Wayne Shorter

From the Miroslav Vitous album, "Remembering Weather Report".

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Anika Hutschreuther
Piazzolla: Invierno Porteno

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Image of baby girl being ‘beheaded’ found by Kurds on phone taken from dead ISIS fighter


From the Muslim Issue:
An horrific image has emerged of a baby girl moments from being beheaded by IS. The picture is among several recovered by Kurdish soldiers from the mobile phones of dead fanatics in the Syrian town of Kobane. 
It shows the child being pinned to the floor, in clear distress as a knife is held to her throat.  
It is feared she may have been beheaded along with her family for being an Alevi Muslim, a branch of Islam whose followers have been targeted by IS.
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EBOLA NEWS 10-19-2014





Barack Hussein Obola
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(CNN) -- A cruise ship passenger who is employed at a Dallas, Texas, hospital where Ebola patients were treated, poses no public health threat, a health authority said on Sunday in a statement. "The public health assessment is based on the fact the person was confirmed to have remained asymptomatic and reassurance provided by Department of State Health Services lab testing."
*****-note: CDC flew in helicopter to obtain blood sample of isolated passenger yesterday. If passengers are permitted to disembark, then blood sample likely tested negative. If positive for Ebola, then the remaining 4k crew and passengers will begin phase 2 of their nightmare - if the pattern of the 800+passengers of Frontier now on travel bans sets as the standard. Reports all confirm Carnival Magic isdocked in Galveston now.

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DeutscheWelle: Media: Germany 'working to build Ebola transport plane' A German newspaper has reported that the government is developing a special aircraft designed to transport Ebola patients. At present, only the US has planes equipped for the task.
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Guardian: Ebola: Liberia deaths 'far higher than reported' as officials downplay epidemic Film-maker Sorious Samura, recently returned from Liberia, says Ebola is still not under control, with cultural practices and data problems masking the true extent of the epidemic
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YahooNews: update on cruise disembarkation in Galveston 

The unidentified woman who is being monitored disembarked the Carnival Magic with her husband shortly after the ship returned to Galveston, Texas about 6AM and the couple drvoe themselve home.Officials said the woman poses no risk because she has shown no signs ofillness for 19 days and has voluntarily self-quarantined on the cruise ship. 
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Flashback: Then Sen. Obama rips Bush for being unprepared for avian flu epidemic
“There’s been too much talk,” then-Senator Obama intoned, “and not enough action.” If that’s the standard Obama demanded of the White House in 2005, then now-President Obama has failed much more substantially in addressing the developing Ebola epidemic that has — unlike the avian flu — reached our shores. 





White House PR Machine, Lawyers Attend Obama’s Urgent Saturday Night Ebola Meeting



President Barack Obama convened a surprise meeting Saturday night on Ebola. The White House meeting of top officials and advisors took place after Obama played golf in the afternoon at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia with ESPN host Tony Kornheiser.


The urgent Ebola meeting came as Obama chided Americans in his weekly Saturday address for being concerned over three cases of Ebola when thousands are killed by the flu every year.

In a ‘who are you going to believe, me or your own lying eyes’ moment, Obama told the nation there is not an Ebola outbreak in Dallas, but that there may be more “isolated cases.”
“First, what we’re seeing now is not an “outbreak” or an “epidemic” of Ebola in America. We’re a nation of more than 300 million people. To date, we’ve seen three cases of Ebola diagnosed here-the man who contracted the disease in Liberia, came here and sadly died; the two courageous nurses who were infected while they were treating him. Our thoughts and our prayers are with them, and we’re doing everything we can to give them the best care possible. Now, even one infection is too many. At the same time, we have to keep this in perspective. As our public health experts point out, every year thousands of Americans die from the flu.”
…” As I’ve said before, fighting this disease will take time. Before this is over, we may see more isolated cases here in America. But we know how to wage this fight. And if we take the steps that are necessary, if we’re guided by the science-the facts, not fear-then I am absolutely confident that we can prevent a serious outbreak here in the United States, and we can continue to lead the world in this urgent effort.”
Obama also said Ebola cannot be caught riding on a plane or bus. Obama did not say why the CDC is tracking down hundreds of passengers who flew on two flights with Amber Vinson, one of the two Dallas nurses to come down with Ebola after treating Liberian national Thomas Duncan before he died of Ebola.
“Second, Ebola is actually a difficult disease to catch. It’s not transmitted through the air like the flu. You cannot get it from just riding on a plane or a bus…”
Attending the not-an-Ebola outbreak meeting were public relations staffers and Obama’s legal team. 

US 101st Airborne not receiving full protective gear for their Ebola mission (10/8/2014):
Quote:"“They don’t need the whole suit – as such – because they’re not going to be in contact with any of the people,” the commander of U.S. troops in Africa said."

The U.S. State Department has just put out a bid for 160,000 Ebola hazmat suits Sept. 12, 2014 

Then why?
October 11, 2014 via Stars&Stripes: 101st Airborne Soldiers Gear Up to Fight Ebola Outbreak
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Wearing a hooded chemical suit, breathing mask and two layers of gloves,Pvt. Antwon Phillips raised his arms as an instructor showed him how to scrub and spray with leach in case of exposure to Ebola."

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10/17/2014 DailyBeast: US Soldiers Get Just Four Hours of Ebola Training
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"The military did not publish a memo outlining Ebola protection guidelines until Oct. 16."


Notice also...
Oct. 17, Travel ban still on table, press conference video clip
This president uses the excuse that such a ban would cripple the humanitarian effort going into the hot zone as well as going out - which we all know is not true. I wouldn't put it past this admin to refuse to ban flights out of the hot zone until full Ebola focused deployment is complete. S.O.B! 



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Ebola Question: Why aren't we using the PCR?

To screen every arrival from the Ebola Hot Zone in Africa — or, better yet, to screen before these potential pathogen-carriers board a commercial jetliner in the Hot Zone:
...[W]e can marry quarantine with technology using polymerase chain reaction, or PCR. At a cost of $60 to $200 the test looks for viral particles in the blood and amplifies them millions of folds, picking up most cases of Ebola patients who may still be asymptomatic. While not 100 percent foolproof, the PCR test increases the level of certainty in determining if a patient has an Ebola infection, which can ultimately lead to a more accurate decision...
Read "Rethinking the 21-Day Quarantine for Ebola Contacts" in its entirely HERE.

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Foreign Policy Joke Quote of the week: Washington may be consistently misreading its partners and overestimating just how committed they are to the fight

Foreign Policy  writes that the Obama admin, SO HAPPY AND RELIEVED to have a deal where Islamist, and therefore racist Turkey (which already has ONE genocide to its credit)  is ‘ALLOWING’ use of (most likely of the large NATO Incirlik) base(s) for air support immediately trumpeted this cooperation, embarrassing the Turks so badly (since they and their people- by election(s) - are actually on the other side of this struggle) that they DENIED it.
Who would want to be the ally of a nation that abandons allies for domestic political reasons in a fight against people whose first action after you hesitate to convert to their religion is to slice off your head with a kitchen knife on TV, pour encourager les autres?


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The Obama Administration Has a Kiss-and-Tell Problem

In its excitement to trumpet the coalition against the Islamic State, the U.S. is outing partners before they’re ready to go steady.

The Obama administration insists that it has a large and growing coalition of nations arrayed to fight the Islamic State. If a new diplomatic blowup with Turkey is any example, though, the alliance may be far less robust than Washington says.
The latest row concerns the key question of whether Turkey, which hosts a sprawling American air base, will let U.S. warcraft fly from it into Iraq and Syria to batter the militant group. U.S. officials said Sunday that Ankara had given the green light. Less than a day later, Turkish officials categorically denied that they’d agreed to allow their bases to be used against the terror group.
The conflicting versions of events from the two allies have one of two causes. One is political: The White House is eager to show a war-weary American public that the United States won’t be fighting alone, but many Middle Eastern countries don’t want to rile up their own populations by advertising their roles in the coalition. The other is a more basic and troubling one: that Washington may be consistently misreading its partners and overestimating just how committed they are to the fight.
The Turkey dispute revolves around the use of the country’s bases by coalition forces to fly airstrikes and surveillance missions against ISIS (as the Islamic State is also known) in Iraq and Syria. But Ankara wasn’t the only capital to experience a fit of stage fright after its potential involvement in the anti-ISIS coalition went public.
In September, when Foreign Policy reported details of a secret offer by the nation of Georgia to host a training camp for anti-ISIS fighters, the story prompted a strong public backlash in Tbilisi due to security concerns for the tiny Caucasian nation of 4.5 million. Within 24 hours, Georgian officials denied having made any such offer.
"I categorically rule out any military participation or training base in Georgia," Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze said.
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“Everything necessary we do not manufacture at home is easily available by means of arms brokers and middlemen, just three times more expensive than normal”

Iranian engineer working in aeronautical warfare


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Obama- Experts tell me this USA can’t chew gum AND walk at the same time

"And fellow Americans, I believe them, now shut up, because the experts are smarter than you, and I am smarter than them."
Yesterday, Barack Obama, as he has done as a PRINCIPLE for every bad decision he has made, DOUBLED DOWN to prove he is sure about  what he is doing.
He maintains, with these experts that imposing a a BAN on travel INTO THE USA from West Africa, cannot be done, and will make things worse.
As if we cannot get ANY AID WE CAN, IN ANY FORM, IN 6-8 hours, from the USA to West Africa if we stop people from Sierra Leone, etc, from having a contagion holiday in the USA.
This is, as it always has been a counter common sense, specious, argument, whose FAILURE to be articulated in any logical manner to ANYONE (let alone the people) once again shows us that the distance between the citizens and the political class is FAR GREATER than the generated differences of the top 1% of income - an inequality (which of course, won’t help them with a virus contact, will it?).
I had thought Barack Obama would just be a slightly more left of center Clinton, but he is an authority freak who is always arrogantly certain HE knows better than anyone else, once he makes up his mind based on a brisk debate of solipsoid nature. How far left he is becomes the SECONDARY problem.
The incompetent arrogance, impossible decisions  made too late to make the impact needed IF CORRECT, and failure to make any case to the American people followed by INSISTENCE that he is correct are a danger to the nation.
We ARE ABLE to stop incoming travel as we need from West Africa, on a temporary basis, while providing military, medical, food, shelter or ANY OTHER epidemiological aid compulsory to END the outbreak in Africa.
The idea is to NOT have an outbreak here while achieving that end, or BELIEVE ME, outbound aid WILL STOP.
To pretend otherwise makes it impossible to credit this govt in any decision they make, and this suppurating, growing, eroding anger and cynical disregard of what the govt now says, and in fact belief in the OPPOSITE of what they say is CORRODING the faith of the nation IN our ability to govern ourselves.
Jan 23, 2017 REMAINS a long way off.

"It would be eas­ier to trust ap­peals for calm if of­fi­cials didn’t act as if it is ab­surd to fear a pathogen that liq­ue­fies or­gans."


Joe Scarborough
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Exposé: US Blocked All Defense Shipments to Israel in Middle of War


From The Jewish Press:
The Obama administration stopped shipping to Israel all defense items – and not just Hellfire missiles as previously reported – for a short time in the middle of the war against Hamas, reported Israel Defense’s Amir Rappaport, the well-informed and highly credibly editor of the website. 
Makor Rishon added to that report that the US actually cut off all communications with Israel’s Ministry of Defense purchasing offices in the US for days. 
The Defense Ministry, now realizing it cannot always depend on the Obama administration in a time of crisis, already has decided under a “veil of secrecy,” according to Israel Defense, to manufacture a highly sensitive weapon in Israel instead of buying it from the United States. 
The change in policy is a major step that would wean Israel away from dependence on the United States and which also would be a significant change in the policy of buying American-made weapons with most financial assistance from the United States. American aid to countries, including Israel, usually is conditioned on a majority of the money being poured back into the American military-industrial complex. 
“The Israeli defense establishment will reduce the production of weapon systems in the USA in the context of joint Israeli-American projects, and will rely more heavily on Israeli-made products” as a result of the punitive action taken by President Barack Obama, Rappaport wrote.
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