Tom Frieden, competency of the CDC and the “why” he was just a little creeping us out.

Who is Tom Frieden, and why did we all get that feeling he was a little out of his depth when dealing with nation altering pandemics.  Our instincts were correct. Frieden is not a expert in infectious diseases, in fact his background was he acted as the point man for Bloomberg’s nanny state.

He was the “no more sugar for you!” Nazi soup guy!

 

 With his face plastered for weeks on every TV set in America, CDC director Tom Frieden is suffering from an advanced case of media overexposure. While meant to reassure, his clinical demeanor and calculated speech patterns as he explains the U.S. Ebola outbreak often come across as patronizing — even smug.

No doubt that smugness factored heavily in the Obama administration’s Friday decision to fire Frieden as the face of the federal Ebola response. Replacing him is “Ebola czar” Ron Klain, a Democratic hack with decades of experience in the political shark tank. President Obama expects Klain to alleviate the public’s fear without talking down to people — a skill that seemed to elude his predecessor.

Frieden’s style should have come as no surprise to the White House. As undisputed captain of former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg’s nanny state, Frieden made his political career by lecturing, pressuring, and outright coercing people into making healthy “choices.” From tobacco to trans fats to table salt, the ex–New York City health commissioner took a “papa knows best” approach to public health, confidently exercising control over the most basic aspects of millions of peoples’ lives.

A native New Yorker, Frieden took the job as Bloomberg’s commissioner of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in 2002 — on one condition. “I told them if the mayor is willing to take on the tobacco industry I’ll come back,” he told the New York Observer in 2004, “but if he’s not there’s no point.” Luckily for him, the mayor agreed with the doctor’s plans to restrict smoking so closely that one Bloomberg official described it as a “mind-meld.”

That explains it.

Yikes….

 

 

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Ebola and the EV-D68 cover up. The administration would love for you to keep talking about Dallas.

They say politics is cold-hearted and brutal.  I’ve noticed that applies not to the politicians in power, who appear more and more like  WWF wrestling  pros every day, but to the people they negatively impact. From energy to jobs to healthcare, the people are suffering and no politician really cares, because they don’t suffer along with us.

The current healthcare crisis is no different. Ebola should not be here, but it does provide Obama and the supporters of his open borders for Hispanic votes plan great cover for the real crime- killing our kids with EV-D68.

Conservativetreehouse has does great work on cases like the Martin shooting and the Brown shootings. They dig and dig and dig through records, flushing out the truth repeatedly.  Here is their update on the EV-D68 infection that has claimed the lives of six, SIX, American children.  Note, no Hispanic illegals have died to my knowledge- because to them it is a cold. To us, it is a deadly disease.  A reverse of the smallpox/Native American scenario.

From the post-

…We cannot over-emphasize the significance here.  The specific strain of respiratory virus, currently being chased by the CDC throughout the U.S. outbreak, EV-D68, was first identified in 2013 within the exact same countries where the UAC’s have traveled from.

By itself that’s damning evidence of outbreak origination.   However, when you overlay the map of UAC disbursal to the map of U.S. outbreak locations it becomes almost irrefutable.  The UAC’s brought the resistant strain of EV-D68 virus to the U.S.

However, that’s not the part of the story we are highlighting here. …

…Before continuing let’s recap:

•  The UAC’s were known to be coming.   •  The UAC’s were known to carry a risk of introducing uncommon strains of respiratory virus.  • And the strain of virus is the same as the EV-D68 currently being dealt with.

Now, remember the “Bathtub Principle”, and place yourself within the administration.

You know an influx of Illegal Children are: A) expected as a result of your policies, and, B) with the potential to expose American children and U.S. communities to Central American enterovirus.

How do you avoid the risk of sunlight?

How do you avoid damage to your overall agenda if thousands of American school children suddenly become sick as a result of a reckless open border policy that you advance?

How do you avoid the political risk?….

First you deny it, second you let another more exotic disease dominate the airwaves.

Then you have to be so callous and cold-hearted that you believe killing a few kids is well worth the effort so you can stay in power for years.  That old communist thing “You have to break a few eggs to make an omelet.” or our favorite- “The ends justify the means.”

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NYTimes reaches a new low. They cover the “discovery” of WMDs in Iraq as George Bush’s fault. Amazing.

I almost hate to give them the attention.

But the New York Times really did it this time.  They took what is an admission of error on their part and turned it into another attack on George W Bush, who turned out to be right all along.  And they act like this is a “Who me?” moment when trying to slide by the lack of responsibility and accountability that comes with being so wrong for so long.  I mean they BEAT GWB and everyone who said there were WMDs into the dirt for a solid DECADE even though evidence was being gathered for years that Saddam had WMDs and programs to initiate new ones as soon as the U.N. left.

Five years after President George W. Bush sent troops into Iraq, these soldiers had entered an expansive but largely secret chapter of America’s long and bitter involvement in Iraq.

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 reports weren’t that hard to get. I read them for years.  What is different now is the New York Times, and the Left in America, who ran their mouths for so long, beating up GWB over the lack of WMDs are going to have to explain why, if there were no WMDs, ISIS is using the seized “nonexistent” WMDs to bomb and kill Iraqi forces and Kurds (again!).

(IraqiNews.com) On Monday several Members of Parliament from Diwaniyah Province confirmed that ISIS killed over 300 soldiers using chlorine gas for the first time in Saqlawiyah, north of Fallujah.

Islamic Dawa party MP Ali al-Badri said, at a press conference at the parliament building in the presence of a number of deputies of Diwaniyah province and attended by IraqiNews.com that “the terrorist organization ISIS used chlorine gas for the first time in the region of Saqlawiyah after trapping more than 400 troops, resulting in the deaths of many of them due to suffocation while the terrorist gangs detonated car bombs within the brigade headquarters.”

Well now, isn’t that special… . And now the NYTimes can’t hide it any longer.

Mustard gas burns on Kurdish fighter in Kobani

The compound was seized by the ISIS troops was huge and full of thousands of found WMDs, and was being maintained by the U.S./Iraq/U.N. people. My point is EVERYBODY KNEW WMDs were found and seized and stored in Iraq.  The U.N. was put in charge and never destroyed them or created protocols to allow the destruction safely. (No shit.. I read that.)

So when ISIS showed up, they grabbed the weapons, re-tooled them and killed people with them.  (And killed themselves in the zeal to get these weapons functional.)

And since they are likely to continue to use the weapons against their enemies, the New York Times decided to admit their error- by doing a piece on the poor soldiers who were harmed by the discovery of WMDs while in country- and of course it was Bush’s fault.

Even though every soldier was informed of the threat.  My step brother was part of the first wave of invasion and wore his MOPP suit for a long time. Everybody expected a chemical attack.  They found Iraqi MOPP suits stored in bunkers.

It was discovered, and written about, a long time ago on how everybody in the world thought Saddam had WMDs.  He did, and he didn’t hesitate to tell anyone who would listen that he had them, as part of a plan to scare off potential attacks.

The New York Times should be simply razed and in the place where it stood a plaque should be mounted “Stupidity and Bias shall never be in the press again.”

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Ebola, the “greed” gene and the elitist mindset. NBC’s doctor breaks self imposed quarantine to get some grub.

Of course she did… . It doesn’t apply to her, she’s different. But she is also human.

An NBC news cameraman was diagnosed with Ebola during a trip to West Africa as part of team NBC’s coverage of the crisis.

As a result, and out of an abundance of caution, the entire production crew and staff agreed to self-isolate, quarantine, for a period of 21 days – until they could be cleared and no longer considered a risk of carrying the deadly disease.

Apparently NBC’s chief medical correspondent, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, didn’t like the plan. She took her potentially infected self to a restaurant in New Jersey. Exhibiting a level of selfishness, consistently seen within the professional elitist class of rabid liberals, Dr Snyderman violated the quarantine and exposed hundreds of people to the risk of infection.

(Via Daily Mail) The NBC News crew exposed to Ebola were forced into mandatory quarantine after chief medical correspondent Nancy Snyderman violated their voluntary isolation to visit her favorite soup restaurant, reports revealed.

The 62-year-old was one of seven people ordered to cut off all human contact for 21 days on Friday as doctors treat the station’s cameraman Ashoka Mukpo for the deadly disease.

It emerged this weekend that the crew would have been allowed more freedom if it weren’t for Snyderman’s alleged trip to Peasant Grill in Hopewell Boro, New Jersey, last Thursday.

Witnesses claimed the physician and broadcaster wore sunglasses with her hair in a ponytail as she pulled up outside the restaurant and a man dashed in to grab the order, according to TMZ.

Well, isn’t that special!  Of course, what she is exhibiting is the same type of action the now dead Liberian, Duncan, did. It is called the “greed gene” and is basically what drives humans to disregard the fates of others for their own selfish needs.  This gene also drives behavior like compartmentalization, rationalization, and survival.  The only difference between the “doctor” and Duncan was the level of the violation.  Duncan came here because he knew he was infected, and America offered the best chance for his survival.  He didn’t want to spread the disease, but was willing to do so in order to stay alive.  Snyderman did it because she was HUNGRY for her favorite soup.

I can only imagine how many people she would endanger if she were actually sick.

NBC Nancy Synderman 2

Willing to kill for some French onion soup!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If this thing gets out of control, which I don’t think will happen, everybody will activate the “greed gene” and do what they have to do to survive.

Panic is the true danger of Ebola.

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CDC and the federal employee who doesn’t actually work for a living. Jonathan Last pulls out “The Stand” reference.

I have a buddy who worked with the Secret Service for years, spent some time with JTTF and then retired when I did. Over the years he kept saying the feds were just not all that.  It is the weight of the federal government that makes it powerful, not the individual people inside the government.  In fact, compared to the local PDs, many of the federal agents are lacking in the necessary skill sets to put cases together.

It isn’t their fault.  I’m not saying there aren’t good guys and gals working there, but the SYSTEM isn’t built for speed or efficiency.  In fact, you could argue  many parts are built to simply provide the employee a good pay check, benefits and a great retirement package.  All they have to do is not screw up really REALLY bad!

In my opinion, the CDC ranks as one of those agencies.  (TSA being another)  What does the CDC really do, outside the roles it plays in SciFi B movies?  Are they really a group of hands on, ball busting, super geniuses that will save the day?  After the debacle in Dallas, I’m going with the “uh, not really.”  Actually, it seems they are more into giving press conferences when they should be in the field actually doing something. Worse, it appears, the advice they do give sucks.

A just-concluded press conference in Dallas, featuring grim-faced officials, revealed that the anonymous worker at the hospital who came down with Ebola followed all CDC procedures, including the use of an isolation suit. Nonetheless, we were told not to worry.

Yeah, right. Are they trying to convince people that we are being lied to? When they as good as admit they don’t know how to prevent infections, then telling us to be confident in their medical response accomplishes just the opposite: it spreads panic.

Meanwhile, we are lectured to trust them and to keep allowing people form the plague region into the United States because their oh-so-effective measures will catch people who have a 21 day incubation period.

This is just amazing.  Why would anyone believe people who in effect say, “We don’t know how to prevent transmission of the disease, but trust us, and don’t worry.”

The problem is the CDC is great at studying problems (maybe) but not so great actually solving them.  Which means they qualify as that employee who gets a good salary and benefits LOOKING important, but prays they never have to actually do something important.

To make it even worse we get this from them.

I think it’s pretty obvious by now that everyone in the executive branch who is going to go before the media and talk about Ebola has been instructed to deliver nothing but happy-talk pronouncements and soothing bromides about how the government has everything under control.

The confidence may or may not be justified. But the infection of a second American in Texas wasn’t supposed to happen. The unidentified health care worker who was infected with the Ebola virus took every precaution a modern 21st century health care system could take. And yet the virus found a way.

So it is ridiculous for a representative of the National Institutes of Health to go on camera and say something silly like this:

Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, said on Sunday the system put into place to slow the spread of Ebola transmission in the United States was working.

“The system worked,” Fauci said on ABC’s “This Week.”

On Sunday, officials in Texas announced that a second person in Dallas had tested positive for the deadly virus — a health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who cared for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who died last week.

“She was on voluntary self-monitoring,” he said about the latest victim. “She found she got infected, and she immediately did what she was supposed to have done.”

“So even in this troublesome situation, the system is working,” Fauci said.

Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Fauci argued against shutting down international travel from Africa, saying it could actually do more harm than good. —

First of all, if the system “worked,” we wouldn’t have another case of Ebola. The protocols set up to prevent transmission of the disease failed. “Failed” is not the same as working. In fact, outside of Washington, “failed” means “not working,” so who is this jamoke trying to kid?

Yeah, what he said.

If you think the CDC is really there to help, look no further then the coverup concerning the illegal immigrant kids pushed into neighborhoods and schools this summer.  You would think someone at the CDC would make the same connections between the unfiltered entry into the closed environments of schools by UAC’s and the almost simultaneous outbreak of Enterovirus ev D68 across the nation.  Right now we have six kids dead, more paralyzed and the CDC is looking like a deer caught in the headlights, stuck between what they know to do true and their political bosses, who want to remain in power by recruiting the Hispanic vote.

 The little girl’s death spurred an outpouring of condolences online, from “rest in peace sweet baby girl” to “enjoy your wings.”

One of them read: “Your daughter touched more lives than you’ll probably ever know. May your Angel rest now.”

Enterovirus is very common, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimating 10 million to 15 million infections each year in the United States.

But like the flu or other viruses, not all the roughly 100 enterovirus strains are the same. D68 is particularly pernicious.

Authorities say this strain has sent more children than usual to the hospital with severe respiratory illness. It seems to be most affecting children with a history of asthma or breathing problems. Yet there are exceptions, such as a 4-year-old from Hamilton Township, New Jersey, who went to bed “asymptomatic and fine” only to be found dead the next morning, said Jeff Plunkett, Hamilton Township health officer.

You have to be careful with what the CDC is saying now.  The strain may be common, but THIS particular strain is not.  The outbreak pattern is not common.  What is common is the strain being in Central and South America, not here.   So how did a particular strain of this virus get from there to here.

Let me give you a hint.

If I was in Congress, I would take a map and overlay the outbreaks and the relocation addresses of the UAC. I would then put the photographs of the dead and dying on that board, AMERICAN kids, not having anything to do with the naked and callous power grabs by our “leaders” and then I would walk over to every politician, Democrat or Republican and stick my finger in their faces and say, “THOSE DEATHS ARE ON YOU!!!”

At this point, people are starting to pay attention. Dead and paralyzed babies will do that. Obama doesn’t care outside the power grab issue.  His kids will not be effected, there aren’t any UACs in Sidwell.   Jonathan Last of the Weekly Standard pens a column that makes you realize he’s not a happy man.  He borrows from a novel by Stephen King that I think is one of the best “end of the world” stories ever written.

Wait till more elites get itchy.

I don’t want to get too tin-foil hat on you. And in my defense, I haven’t ordered my emergency rations bucket from Sam’s Club yet. (True story: Sam’s is better for this sort of thing than Costco. Who knew?) But . . .

This Ebola outbreak scares the bejeezus out of me. A few thoughts, none of which are original:

* With the number of infections already in the thousands, I don’t know that we’re in a place where the virus can be easily contained. Contagions progress in a geometric pattern, which means that the curve for the resources needed to contain them follows a similar curve.

* There is no written-in-stone understanding of Ebola transmission, because viruses mutate in the wild and the more people who are infected, the greater the opportunity for mutation. Think about that for a minute–we really don’t know the exact limits of transmission right now. And what we do know is terrifying. Have you wondered why Ebola protocols call for washing down infected areas with chlorine? Because the virus can survive for up to two weeks on a dry surface.

* We’re rapidly approaching the point where the best case scenario is a horrifying devastation that’s limited to the African continent. The worse case scenarios get nigh unthinkable awfully fast.

* Do you really want to be scared? Whether or not you realize it, Ebola is a weapon of mass destruction. What’s to stop some jihadi from going to Liberia, getting himself infected, and then flying to New York and riding the subway until he keels over? I understand that ISIS doesn’t tend to use suicide bombers as much as other jihadi groups, but this is just the biological warfare version of a suicide bomb. And can you imagine the panic if someone with Ebola vomited in a NYC subway car? Is this scenario highly unlikely? Without question. But we take drastic precautions against unlikely scenarios all the time. Just look at the massive infrastructure we’ve built for airport security based on two highly-unlikely actions.

All of which leads me to a thought about politics, that’s really not about politics:

You might wonder why the Obama administration has been so reflexively resistant to the idea of stopping flights to the U.S. from infected countries. It’s incredibly easy to get here: Just to pick a day at random, Kayak says you can fly from ROB in Monrovia to JFK for $1,459. That’s prohibitively expensive for your average Liberian, but not for everyone. Closing off flights seems like a no-brainer, yet the administration rejects it out of hand. Why? I suspect it’s because they sense how Ebola has the potential to reshuffle the political landscape. Starting with immigration.

If you agree to seal the borders to mitigate the risks from Ebola, then you’re implicitly rejecting the entire ideological framework of the “open borders” mindset and admitting that there are some cases in which the government has a duty to protect citizens from outsiders. I suspect that some folks see that as the thin end of the wedge. Because what happens then if Ebola breaks into Central America? Then you have to worry about masses of uninfected immigrants surging across the border–not to mention carriers of the virus, too. What do you do? If it was okay to cut off flights from Liberia, is it okay to try to seal the Southern border?

Exactly.  And the elites, who are at a very low risk of getting killed by their greed (until that nasty French Revolution moment occurs), aren’t going to panic if a few of the locals- and their babies- bite the dust.  They will panic if they get thrown out of office in November, so this is a delay game, hoping our first world level of medicine, which the same elites are trying to scuttle, will keep any pandemic from happening.

That is some cold calculating shit.

If you feel like you want to vote them out of office, feel free. Then they would have to move back to the neighborhoods they infected.

How cool would that be?

 

 

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And what might be the real threat to our kids- Enterovirus D68. The PC gift that keeps on giving.

Nobody but Sheryl Attkisson has been brave enough to openly wonder what all of us in the real world sense is true. That the Enterovirus D68, which just killed its fifth child, is a product, a DIRECT product, of Obama and the democrats illegal push to get Hispanics into the nation- for votes.

Think about that!  The political elites on both sides of the aisle didn’t care that illegal children were bringing in diseases, because THEIR kids would not be exposed!  I mean, how many illegals attend Sidwell in D.C.?

At least five children infected with the respiratory illness known enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) have died in the U.S. in the past month.

The lastest confirmed victim was a four-year-old New Jersey boy, Eli Waller. He died at home on September 25. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed the cause of death Friday night. But health officials say they have no idea how he contracted the virus. A health official says Eli was “asymptomatic and fine” when he went to bed but died overnight. He had no known preexisting immune weakness.

Sheryl asks the question many of us already know to be true- the agents at the border have been screaming this for years!

Link to Illegal Immigrant Children?

Enteroviruses commonly circulate in the U.S. during summer and fall. EV-D68 was first identified in California in 1962. Over the past thirty years, only small numbers were reported in the U.S.

The CDC hasn’t suggested reasons for the current uptick or its origin. Without that answer, some question whether the disease is being spread by the presence of tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children from Central America admitted to the U.S. in the past year.

The origin could be entirely unrelated.

However, a study published in Virology Journal, found EV-D68 among some of the 3,375 young, ill people tested in eight Latin American countries, including the Central American nations of El Salvador and Nicaragua, in 2013.  (See Fig. 3)

Though the U.S. government is keeping secret the locations of the illegal immigrant children, there are significant numbers of them in both cities in which the current outbreak was first identified, Kansas City, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois, according to local advocates and press reports.

Okay, here is the question nobody will touch, have we put a map of the United States with an overlay of where all the UAC went and compared that to the clusters of D68 which have almost simultaneously cropped up? The CDC has I’m betting and when the circles matched went “Ah, shit!”

Of course they won’t admit it, they work for Obama.  But someone else on the Republican side should put that map on the floor of Congress and just point, then walk over and stick that pointer into the faces of every democrat and say, You did this. Every dead child is on your head!” (Oh, and Lindsey Graham and McCain and Rubio and…. oh, yeah…never mind.)

Well, it seems theconservativetreehouse has done the work.

uac interactive map 10-5-14

Now the CDC and others will say that it has been around for a long time.  So have illegals coming into the nation without screening. And before you scream racists, I support guest worker programs. Just let us screen you, ID you, tax you and you can come here and work until you drop! (No federal/state/local welfare though, you are here to work, not get on the dole.)

Back in 2012 Washington State suffered a cluster of kids with whooping cough.  A disease once thought to be almost eliminated in the United States was back.   Texas is suffering the same problem.  How? What is in both places?  Illegals.

Madeleine Pelner Cosman, author of a report in the spring issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, is one of those professionals who has linked the increase in diseases with illegal immigration.

“Certain diseases that we thought we had vanquished years ago are coming back, and other diseases that we’ve never seen or rarely seen in America, because they’ve always been the diseases of poverty and the third world, are coming in now,” she said.

As WorldNetDaily reported last month, even leprosy is suddenly on the radar of health officials.

Cosman recommends closing the border to all illegal traffic, rescinding the citizenship of “anchor babies,” those born in the U.S. to parents of illegals, and making the aiding and abetting of illegals a crime and an end to all future amnesty programs.

“We have a terrible, absolutely vicious, law called EMTALA: the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, which is really the culprit that requires every emergency room, and every physician of an emergency room, to treat illegal aliens for free,” she said.

I think we should treat any sick person that comes into an ER.  But it should be our people, our citizens, not the citizens of every third world nation, who managed to sneak into the U.S.

What I have a problem with is our PC inability to face the facts we are straining our resources,  threatening the health of OUR citizens and our kid’s lives, all over PC and politics.

No more PC.  Let the adults get back in charge of this nation and put the liberal progressives in time out, or maybe your kid’s health is at risk next.

Remember that in a month.

 

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You want to see some fun? Let this false charge take root. CNN thinks racism had something to do with Ebola in Dallas.

Outrageous!  But so do a few race baiting black politicians!

While talking with her guest about the possibility of a wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital, Banfield said, “You cannot rule out the notion that he had no Social Security number when he went to the hospital, and had a strong, thick West African accent. And his partner even said he’s from Liberia.”

Banfield is referring to reports that Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital sent Duncan home on September 20 with antibiotics.

Later in the segment, Banfield said that she didn’t believe “malice” had anything to with the hospital’s actions, which completely contradicted what she suggested just a few minutes earlier.

Without a hint of evidence, CNN seems to have decided that the tragic death of Mr. Duncan and this unspeakably awful West African Ebola outbreak is gist for racial-hatred mill. While Texans and Americans worry about the possibility of an outbreak on our own shores, CNN doesn’t seem to think that’s a sexy enough story; so let’s throw some unfounded racial speculation on the fire.

Listen, I’ve been to the ER.  All they want is  to treat the really sick and injured, and give the rest  anti-biotics, a bill and a swift kick out the door. You have to be DYING to get admitted! Especially in places where large groups of people use the ER as their personal doctor.

And God knows what limits Obamacare has put on the ERs in America! Can that be a subject at CNN?  Lead headline- “New Obamacare regulations prevented hospital from admitting the Ebola patient!”

No?

 

Dallas' John Wiley Price's wild melt-downs hit national news. Might he lose it on the stand defending charges of corruption, bribery and money laundering?

Oh, that explains it. He’s one of “those guys”….

But that doesn’t stop some Eric Holder wannabe to think it out loud.

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price accused Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of discriminating against Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Duncan because of his race and lack of insurance on Tuesday.

“We know what happened at Presbyterian happened, and it’s historically what has happened in this community, if a person who looks like me shows up without insurance, they don’t get the same treatment” Price said.

Texas Health Resources, the network of hospitals that Texas Health Presbyterian is a part of, released a statement claiming “he [Duncan] was treated the way any other patient would have been treated, regardless of nationality or ability to pay for care. We have a long history of treating a multicultural community in this area.”

WFAA, Dallas’ ABC affiliate, reported that the hospital “has not been cited for turning away patients without insurance.”

 

Understand, in Africa, Africans are beating people, trying to flee from the disease, back into neighborhoods where doctors can treat them and stop the spread.  Can you imagine that here in America when the black population wants to get away from the hot zone?

Chaos.

We are seeing a convergence of all the bad policies created by PC and liberals  They are now starting to eat each other, and we are stuck in the middle.

BTW- Wiley is still serving even though this happened.

 Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price’s arrest Friday on federal charges that he enriched himself through bribes and influence-peddling brings intense scrutiny to the way the county has done business for decades.

The powerful and long-serving official pleaded not guilty Friday afternoon. He is accused of using his position to amass more than $1 million in cash and property through a variety of illicit schemes.

Authorities allege that Price, a Democrat, masterminded a criminal conspiracy that helped businesses win lucrative county contracts in exchange for bribes. He did so, authorities say, while trading his political influence and insider information for money.

They also accuse Price of illegally profiting from transactions involving the county and companies operated by some of his associates.

“For more than a decade, in a shocking betrayal of public trust, Commissioner Price sold his office on the Dallas County Commissioners Court in exchange for a steady stream of bribes,” U.S. Attorney Sarah Saldaña said in a news conference Friday morning.

And he thinks the hospital did something wrong.

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WTF?? Deputy ordered into Ebola hot zone to serve papers is now sick??

My former colleagues are simply stunned. No smart cop would have taken that assignment or walked into the apartment.  Either he was clueless, or believed the bullshit his government was telling him. I hope it is just the flu. If not, then CDC will have to back away from the “it is hard to get” line of crap.

FRISCO (CSBDFW.COM) - First responders have transported a Dallas County Sheriff’s deputy to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to be monitored for Ebola as a precaution.

The patient, Michael Monnig, was transported from a Frisco Care Now facility where he was complaining of “stomach issues,” according to sources.

Monnig’s children told CBS 11’s Andrea Lucia that their dad woke up this morning feeling sore and a little nauseated.

“We were told by federal officials, county officials that you would have to come in direct contact with Duncan or direct contact with bodily fluids, and he did not,” said Monnig’s son, Logan, about the possibility of his dad contracting Ebola.  Logan said it’s a very scary time for his family, but they do not expect that his dad will test positive for the virus.

Monning was not one of the 48 people being monitored by federal, state and local health officials because he never had direct contact with the patient.  Monnig did enter the apartment where Duncan had stayed before being admitted to the hospital.

“He was in the apartment for 30 minutes, which we were told is no chance to contact the virus,” said Logan.

The clinic and the City of Frisco initially reported that Monnig was “exhibiting signs and symptoms of Ebola.”

Uh, he is.  The soreness is the first sign.  Hopefully it is a cold and no big deal, but that DOES NOT EXCUSE the department or his actions!! Dude, what were you thinking???!! If your PC loving boss wants to prove there is nothing to worry about let his dumbass go!  I’d be throwing the papers into the apartment from the landing and not taking any copies back!  “Here’s my pen, keep it!”

We attend classes on contagious diseases. The first rule is DO NOT EXPOSE YOURSELF!

 

 

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Bill Whittle comments on current affairs from Obama to beheadings. A must see.

I love the guy.  He puts in words, in about six minutes or so, everything you might need to know about a certain situation- from a conservative point of view.

First “President Coward”

He says what we all thought when Obama ran  back to the golf course.

The beheading in Oklahoma.

Ferguson. He points out the real statistics concerning race and crime. You won’t want to miss the facts.

And a story of his love for flying and combat pilots. This is funny. He LOVES to fly.

Enjoy.

 

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Ebola, information, race, pandemic vs panic. What will Americans do?

I was having lunch with a friend and the subject turned to Ebola.  He wanted to get my input. I said I wasn’t worried about Ebola becoming a pandemic in the United States (unless it becomes airborne, then all bets are off!), instead I was more worried about the panic it would cause.  I asked him why he wasn’t worried and he said he spent his career in nuclear power plants, where being able to decontaminate was a life saving procedure.  He explained how they dressed, undressed, cleaned up in certain showers and used Geiger counters to find if anything as small as a speck of dust got through. So he was convinced he could avoid getting contaminated.

Then I pointed out the obvious, there are no Ebola counters that he could use to find the missed speck of virus.  He agreed. Still he felt he would be fine.  So I asked him the following questions: If there was a confirmed Ebola case in our city-

1. Would you go to the store?

2. Would you go and pump gas?

3. Go to church?

4. Go to work?

5. Let your kids go to school?

He thought for a second, and then shook his head no.  AND THAT is what terrorists would like to accomplish- to affect our habits and weaken the economy.  Over at Breitbart then put a finer point on it by asking blacks and Hispanics and lesser educated people what they thought. (something I didn’t include into the equation)

The level of concern was higher- as expected, and lower with people having some kind of education- as expected. The more educated you have the more you can grasp the details of a complicated problem.

Blacks and Hispanics are more worried than whites about contracting the Ebola virus, according to a new Pew Research survey.

The poll, conducted Oct. 2-5, found that “nearly half of blacks (47%) and 39% of Hispanics say they are very or somewhat worried about being exposed to the Ebola virus,” while “just 27% of whites are worried” about contracting Ebola.

In addition, “women (37%) are somewhat more concerned than men (27%) that they or someone in their family will be exposed to Ebola,” and those with with lower levels of education are more worried about getting Ebola than college graduates.

Pew found that while 22% of college graduates are worried about getting Ebola, “34% of those with some college experience and 38% of those with no more than a high school diploma say they are worried.”

So blacks and Hispanics might panic quicker? Who cares you say?  I point out what angry, scared blacks do when they think they are being taken advantage of- and what they will do when the police are looking the other way- as in Ferguson.  So a small group can be quite a handful for local police IF they decide to seek attention.  Don’t think they will use social media to amp up the problem?  Remember this?

Walmart shoppers cleared shelves and filled shopping carts to overflow after a software snafu removed spending limits from their EBT cards.

Police were called to help deluged clerks at stores in Springhill and Mansfield in northern Louisiana Saturday night.

There were no injuries or arrests after the feeding frenzy caused by a power outage during a routine maintenance test by Xerox of their government-funded debit cards.

Store managers called Walmart headquarters for guidance and were told to keep ringing up customers, KSLA-TV reported.

“We did make the decision to contine to accept EBT cards during the outage so that they could get food for their families,” said Walmart spokeswoman Kayla Whaling.

The stores recorded all transactions and managers were investigating how to proceed, she said.

Customer cellphone videos showed empty shelves and long lines of abandoned carts bulging with food and grocery items.

Electronic Benefits Transfer cards allows recipients of government food stamps to purchase items under a preset limit.

It’s not clear how long the computer glitch lasted. Once shoppers realized the problem had been resolved, they abandoned their carts and fled the stores.

That was a failure of a few hours in one day of otherwise uninterrupted government service.

We will see groups of people CONVINCED other groups of people are getting all the medicine and care because they aren’t like the first group.  Hispanics with blacks, blacks with whites, etc.

And certain elements of these groups are vocal and violent and pushy.  They could target hospitals and clinics, locking up police and medical resources. That would be a vocal and press covered event.

But the real problem would be how regular people would react.  While some would riot, the rest will simply hunker down- cutting off the economic flow in local areas.   Not everybody, but enough to influence the economy.

And that could be achieved with just a few cases in each major city- Atlanta, Chicago, Washington, L.A.

Panic can be the pandemic.

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