100 Days of Rage for the Troubled Democratic Party - Gabriel DeBenedetti, Politico By most traditional measures, the Democratic Party hit rock bottom at the outset of Donald Trump’s presidency.
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Now it is not good for the Christian's health to hustle the Aryan brown,
For the Christian riles, and the Aryan smiles and he weareth the Christian down;
And the end of the fight is a tombstone white with the name of the late deceased,
And the epitaph drear: "A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East." - Kipling
The borders of Iraq were established by Great Britain. A wise man once said, "Never ascribe to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity," and this wisdom impels one to consider Percy Cox, the man who authored the blueprint for Iraq, to be one of the biggest idiots in world history. The boundaries of the new nation were the kind of clueless blunder that can only be the result of true ineptitude. For example, the borders resulted in coherent tribal regions being divided between Iraq and bordering nations. In other places, obvious natural boundaries were ignored in favor of straight-line borders, hastily drawn by placing a straght-edge on a map.
The people of England have been led in [Iraq] into a trap from which it will be hard to escape with dignity and Honor. They have been tricked into it by a steady withholding of information. The Baghdad communiqués are belated, insincere, incomplete. Things have been far worse than we have been told, our administration more bloody and inefficient than the public knows. It is a disgrace to our imperial record, and may soon be too inflamed for any ordinary cure. We are to-day not far from a disaster.T.E. Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia)A Report on Mesopotamia, 22 August, 1920 [ref]
There is an exception to the camo handgun rule: If you are a moonshiner you automatically qualify (grandfathered in). Chewing Red Man Tobacco (a whole plug at a time) may also earn you a conditional exemption. You must be chewing when you're carrying. And you can spit wherever you want, because, you're carrying a camo .45, son!
Might two jihadi-wannabe attacks in Canada in two days may cause Canadians to reassess their firearms carry laws? Doubtful, even though an armed citizen stopped a terrorist attack at the House of Commons. Kevin Vickers was authorized to carry a firearm. Most Canadians are not, and if the Parliament shooter had chosen a softer target, such as a school or movie theater, Canada might have had its own Columbine or Aurora, Colo., massacre on its hands.The November Mid-Term Elections
Obama's calculated outrage at each episode of scandalous behavior are not convincing. Most are contrived based on "getting caught". In those that aren't (such as the ebola problem) he shows very little aptitude for administering the nation or to get the right people to help him do it. The Peter Principle style rise from community organizer to political hack that didn't manage anything to the largest CEO job in the nation didn't work.
(Fox News) Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: The Pentagon's new report maps out four areas of climate disruption deemed the most threatening to the U.S. military -- rising global temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, more extreme weather and rising sea levels.
|M4A3E8 (Easy 8) Sherman Tank - co-starred in the film|
|The Grand Mufti|
Before you infidels criticize: Wearing a table cloth
for a hat makes it possible for him to have lunch
wherever he happens to be. Eating a ham sandwich
over your cowboy hat with mustard dripping out of it
is just not done.
Is any degree of hygiene possible when
you're wearing a black tent in the middle
of a 120 degree summer? No.
|Famous Muslim - a Grand Mufti|
in his own right.
|a younger version of me, getting ready to explain it to the heathen nations|
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
(Daily Mail) A 63-year-old man has died during a flight from Nigeria to New York's JFK after vomiting profusely - but it was only a 'cursory' exam by the CDC that confirmed he did not have Ebola.
CDC Addresses Your ConcernsThe passenger boarded an Arik Air plane out of Lagos, Nigeria, on Wednesday night, but passed away before the plane reached its final destination.Flight attendants called the CDC, Port Authority and customs officials, who then boarded the plane as it touched down, forcing 145 worried passengers to remain on board.
2. Do hand sanitizers and anti-bacterial wipes kill the virus? Does soap and water? (What does?)A few hours. CDC says if you come in contact with sweat from an Ebola patient, “immediately wash the area with soap and water.” A greater risk is posed if you come into contact with body fluids and then touch a cut on your body; or your nose, mouth or eyes.
3. Is a person who survives an Ebola infection immune to re-infection?The CDC did not directly answer this question. Instead, the CDC repeated its standard recommendations:CDC recommends practicing care hand hygiene, including washing your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Unknown. CDC says Ebola patients develop antibodies that last for at least ten years, but it is not known if they are immune for life.4. Can Ebola be detected in blood prior to symptoms showing?
No. CDC states there isn’t enough virus in the blood to detect Ebola until symptoms surface.5. Can animals carry and transmit Ebola?
Yes.6. Can people get Ebola from eating meat of infected animals?
Apparently, yes—though the CDC is less than clear on this point. In a written answer to the question, the CDC implies the only risk is in handling infected meat. It makes no mention of any risk from eating it.CDC: “In Africa, Ebola may be spread as a result of handling bushmeat, which is raw or processed meat derived from wild animals, such as cane rats, duiker antelope, nonhuman primates, and bats.”
Additionally, a CDC fact sheet states “Generally, Ebola is not spread by food.”
On the other hand, the same CDC fact sheet states “Ebola infections in people have been associated with handling and eating infected animals [emphasis added].”
This association was discovered in Africa where animals such as bats, monkeys, cane rats and antelope—referred to as “bushmeat”—are butchered and eaten. The CDC states that a variety of animals, including those listed above, can carry the Ebola virus. It recommends not eating wild meat from Africa, using gloves when handling potentially infected animals and, if you choose to eat the meat anyway, cook it thoroughly.
A CDC information page on the web states, “In some past Ebola outbreaks, primates were also affected by Ebola, and multiple spillover events occurred when people touched or ate infected primates.”
The CDC says no human infections in the U.S. have been linked to consumption of African bushmeat, which is illegal to import or carry in.
The CDC did not answer whether there is a contingency plan for the handling of animals and the meat supply in the U.S.8. Can mosquitoes or other insects spread Ebola?
CDC says there is “no evidence” of this happening but stops short of saying it is impossible.9. Can monkeys spread Ebola?
Yes. But since no monkeys in the U.S. are known to have Ebola at this point, there is no concern about exposure to them.10. What about cats and dogs?
On its website, CDC states, “There is limited evidence that dogs become infected with Ebola virus, but there is no evidence that they develop disease.”
CDC doesn’t address whether an infected dog that is a carrier without becoming sick can spread the disease to other animals or to humans. However, considering that health officials are monitoring the pets of infected patients, it’s safe to conclude they believe infected animals could pose a risk to other animals and/or people.
CDC states, “At this time, there have been no reports of dogs or cats becoming sick with Ebola or of being able to spread Ebola to people or other animals.”
Even in Africa, CDC says, there have been no reports of dogs and cats becoming sick with Ebola. However, it doesn’t address whether dogs and cats that aren’t sick, but carry the virus, are known to have spread it to people or other animals.
|CDC - Obama appointees explain themselves to Congress.|
WPTZ 5: Ebola WHO Cases - Data shows that the number of Ebola cases in West Africa is doubling every four weeks, said Dr. Isabelle Nuttall, director of the World Health Organization's director of global capacity, alert and response. Nuttall was addressing reporters Thursday in Geneva, Switzerland. Earlier this week, the WHO said there could be 5,000 to 10,000 new cases of Ebola per week by December.
ABCNews: Ebola Comes to Last Safe District in Sierra Leone - Imagine that?
ITV: MSF:'We have reached our ceiling in Ebola response - October 16, 2014 1:45PM The leading organisation fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has said it has reached the limit of its capacity to help, and called on governments and other groups to step up their efforts.
Suspected Ebola patient hospitalised in Denmark - A person with suspected Ebola infection has been hospitalised at Hvidovre Hospital in Denmark's capital Copenhagen for observation.
The Australians are not going to play in Africa. I can't say as I blame them. Australia Can't Deploy Health Workers to Ebola Hotspots: PM
|Rear Admiral (UH) Nicole Lurie|
National Public Health Service
(IBD) Earlier this week, Sen. John McCain called for an Ebola czar, not knowing one already effectively exists. Why should he, since Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H., has been completely M.I.A.
You have to wonder sometimes if anyone in a leadership position in the Obama administration bothers to show up to work these days.
Case in point is Dr. Nicole Lurie, who arguably should be front and center in planning for and responding to the Ebola outbreak.
After all, it's right there in her job title. She's the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, a position created in the wake of Hurricane Katrina that reports directly to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Her mission, according to the HHS website, is "to lead the nation in preventing, responding to and recovering from the adverse health effects of public health emergencies."
On Sept. 11, Lurie told the Washington Post that her office was diligently working with other federal agencies "to ensure that U.S. health care providers, hospitals, health clinics, emergency medical services ... have the information they need to be prepared to identify and treat Ebola infections, in case anyone in the United States becomes sick after traveling from affected countries or from contact with infected individuals."
After $9 billion in federal money distributed to U.S. public health departments since 2002 for emergency preparedness, after widespread publicity about West Africa’s outbreak since last March, after reassurances that the world’s best and most modern health care system would keep Ebola out of the U.S., Duncan managed to carry the deadly virus deep into the heart of Texas by defying the honor system designed to stop it: He simply denied his contact with an Ebola patient in Liberia.
Wikipedia - one view listed"The invariable sneezing and falling down in modern English versions have given would-be origin finders the opportunity to say that the rhyme dates back to the Great Plague. A rosy rash, they allege, was a symptom of the plague, and posies of herbs were carried as protection and to ward off the smell of the disease. Sneezing or coughing was a final fatal symptom, and "all fall down" was exactly what happened.
"The line Ashes, Ashes in colonial versions of the rhyme is claimed to refer variously to cremation of the bodies, the burning of victims' houses, or blackening of their skin, and the theory has been adapted to be applied to other versions of the rhyme. In its various forms, the interpretation has entered into popular culture and has been used elsewhere to make oblique reference to the plague."
(LA Times)US-based Frontier Airlines said Wednesday it thoroughly cleaned a plane that carried a Dallas health care worker the day before an Ebola diagnosis.
Denver-based Frontier issued a statement in response to news that the unidentified health care worker flew Monday on Flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth with 132 passengers.
The airline said it is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to contact all the passengers on the flight.
The passenger "exhibited no symptoms or sign of illness while on Flight 1143, according to the crew," Frontier said.
The Airbus A320 that carried the health care worker was put away for the night on Monday after it carried the woman from Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth. But Tuesday morning the plane was flown back to Cleveland and then to Fort Lauderdale, back to Cleveland and then to Atlanta and finally back again to Cleveland, according to Daniel Baker, the chief executive of the flight monitoring site Flightaware.com.
(SA.com link) 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.
The EV-D68 outbreak was first recognized after Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri notified CDC on August 19 of an increase in severe respiratory illnesses. Four days later, on August 23, the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital notified CDC of a similar increase.
According to CDC, there are no available vaccines, antiviral medications or specific treatments for EV-D68. Most cases are mild.