MED-1 10/25 9:00
Judge Pirro re Ebola: They Don’t Know What the Hell They’re Doing!
MED-1 10/25 9:00
The Democratic Party’s top super PAC disclosed more than $9.2 million in September contributions on Monday, listing a who’s who of wealthy liberal donors, many associated with the secretive Democracy Alliance donor network.
New York City businessman Ian Cumming—who “was awarded the largest bonus for any CEO of a publicly traded company in New York” in 2012, according to Crain’s—and a company called HFNWA LLC donated $1 million each.
It is not entirely clear what that company does, but it appears to be affiliated with Franklin Haney, a Democratic mega-donor who was accused of campaign finance violations in the 1990s.
DreamWorks CEO and 3D advocate Jeffrey Katzenberg and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull director Steven Spielberg each gave $250,000 to the Super PAC last month.
Big-name Democratic donors also chipped in: billionaire financier George Soros and real estate mogul Herb Sandler, who pioneered an investment model dubbed the “the Typhoid Mary of the mortgage industry,” gave $500,000 each.
by Michael Snyder
Barack Obama and the Federal Reserve are lying to you. The “economic recovery” that we all keep hearing about is mostly just a mirage. The percentage of Americans that are employed has barely budged since the depths of the last recession, the labor force participation rate is at a 36 year low, the overall rate of homeownership is the lowest that it has been in nearly 20 years and approximately 49 percent of all Americans are financially dependent on the government at this point. In a recent article, I shared 12 charts that clearly demonstrate the permanent damage that has been done to our economy over the last decade. The response to that article was very strong. Many people were quite upset to learn that they were not being told the truth by our politicians and by the mainstream media. Sadly, the vast majority of Americans still have absolutely no idea what is being done to our economy. For those out there that still believe that we are doing “just fine”, here are 19 more facts about the messed up state of the U.S. economy…
#1 After accounting for inflation, median household income in the United States is 8 percent lower than it was when the last recession started in 2007.
#2 The number of part-time workers in America has increased by 54 percent since the last recession began in December 2007. Meanwhile, the number of full-time jobs has dropped by more than a million over that same time period.
#3 More than 7 million Americans that are currently working part-time jobs would actually like to have full-time jobs.
#4 The jobs gained during this “recovery” pay an average of 23 percent less than the jobs that were lost during the last recession.
#5 The number of unemployed workers that have completely given up looking for work is twice as high now as it was when the last recession began in December 2007.
Nigeria was declared free of the deadly Ebola virus on Monday after a determined doctor and thousands of officials and volunteers helped end an outbreak still ravaging other parts of West Africa and threatening the United States and Spain.
Caught unawares when a diplomat arrived with the disease from Liberia, authorities were alerted by Doctor Ameyo Adadevoh, who kept him in her hospital despite protests from him and his government, and later herself died from the disease.
They then set about trying to contain it in an overcrowded city of 21 million where it could easily have turned a doomsday scenario if about 300 people who had been in direct or indirect contact with him not been traced and isolated.
From the Koch brothers and Art Pope to George Soros and Michael Bloomberg, wealthy donors are making North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race one of America’s first $100 million contests.
Outside groups continue to flood the state with ads and accusations, forcing Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican Thom Tillis to keep scrambling for dollars in the campaign’s final two weeks.
Money spent or committed in the race is poised to top $103 million, according to public records and interviews with donors. Three-quarters of it comes from party and interest groups. More than $22 million is “dark money” from groups that don’t disclose their donors.
“It’s a stunning number, and it tells you two things,” says Larry Sabato, a University of Virginia political scientist. “That campaign finance is completely out of anybody’s control and North Carolina is a premier swing state.”
The flood of money paid for nearly 80,000 TV ads through Oct. 13, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis of CMAG/Kantar Media tracking data. At one point this month, that translated to three Senate ads every five minutes.
For nearly 20 days, Louise Troh has had to endure tremendous fear, grief and isolation.
When told of the death of her fiancee, Thomas Eric Duncan — the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States — she fell to the ground.
The man giving her the news couldn’t even console her with a hug.
But day 21 is Monday: The day the quarantine period is expected to come to an end for Troh, her son and two nephews. If the four do not develop symptoms by Monday, they will have managed to not contract Ebola despite being in close proximity to Duncan.
A soft form of medial martial law has begun in this country. The administration is aligning its forces, revocation of due process and civil liberties is strongly being hinted at and we will not have to wait much longer for nature to take its course.
President Obama refuses to close the borders to possible bioterrorism involving Ebola and possible terrorists crossing our southern border. Obama also refuses to close American airports to travelers from West Africa, despite the fact that over 30 nations have done exactly that. However, with regard to a newly announced Obama policy, the President certainly has no problem swat-teaming American citizens suspected of having the deadly virus.
According to the Associated Press, President Obama has announced that the CDC will respond in a “much more aggressive way” to cases of Ebola in the United States. The President has ordered the CDC to institute “rapid response teams”. When we combine this directive with what we are seeing in HHS and DHS documents regarding “isolation” camps, it is very difficult to not conclude that Americans suspected of Ebola and those with exposure to Ebola are soon going to swat-teamed by the CDC. More confirmation on this development comes from CNN as they are reporting that the U.S. military is forming a 30-person “quick strike team” equipped to provide direct treatment to Ebola patients inside the United States, a Defense Department official told CNN on Sunday. Has anyone considered the fact that America might not need a 30 “brown shirted” set of response teams, if the President had closed the airports to West African travelers.
by Lanny Davis So does anyone doubt that if President Obama had appointed a medical expert to become the Ebola "czar" to manage the Ebola virus crisis, many Republicans would have criticized him for not appointing someone with experience in crisis management, media and political communications? Or if the president had appointed someone with those media/political skills, they would have criticized him for not appointing a medical expert? Get the drift? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ With a looming pandemic, the pResident is looking for politically expedient solutions instead of initiating measures to safeguard the people. Are you keeping track of people's actions in our highest offices for future trials? David DeGerolamo
by Lanny Davis
So does anyone doubt that if President Obama had appointed a medical expert to become the Ebola "czar" to manage the Ebola virus crisis, many Republicans would have criticized him for not appointing someone with experience in crisis management, media and political communications? Or if the president had appointed someone with those media/political skills, they would have criticized him for not appointing a medical expert?
Get the drift?
With a looming pandemic, the pResident is looking for politically expedient solutions instead of initiating measures to safeguard the people. Are you keeping track of people's actions in our highest offices for future trials?
Although this is just a cartoon, I want to point out two things:
1. This can be construed to be a threat on the pResident.
2. This will be the sentiment of many people if they lose a loved one to Ebola.
President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, though the event was marred somewhat by early departures of crowd members and a yelling heckler.
With approval levels hovering around record lows, Obama has spent most of his campaign-related efforts this year raising money for struggling Democrats, who risk losing control of the U.S. Senate in the Nov. 4 midterm election.
So the pResident’s base is deserting him. With an ineffective Congress and a compromised Supreme Court, what is a God fearing patriot to do in these times that try men’s souls? Patience and trust in the Lord is a good strategy. As the child pResident has now been exposed on a much wider scale, I doubt we have to be patient much longer.
A Christian magistrate in North Carolina has resigned his post, citing his faith-based opposition to gay marriage.
Kallam, who will leave his position effective October 31, also said that it wasn’t his understanding when he took the oath of office that he would be forced to marry gays and lesbians, as the Associated Press reported.
“When I took my oath of office, I understood I would be required to perform weddings and have done so throughout my tenure,” he wrote. “I did not, however, take that oath with any understanding that I would be required to marry same sex couples.”
He added, “I can no longer fulfill my oath of office in good faith.”
h/t Matt Bracken
The CDC has removed its previously published guidelines for personal protection equipment (PPE) after criticism by medical personnel.
North and South Korea exchanged gunfire on Sunday when the North’s soldiers approached the military border and did not retreat after the South fired warning shots, the South Korean Defence Ministry said.
The North’s soldiers fired back in an exchange of gunfire that lasted about 10 minutes but the situation did not escalate, a ministry official said.
“There were no casualties or property damage,” the official said.
The incident was the latest in a series of confrontations in recent weeks between the rival Koreas, that remain technically at war, and follows an urgent meeting between senior military officials on Wednesday to discuss how to ease tensions.
Let me do the work that you would have me do.
Let me walk the path that you have made for me.
Keep evil away from and put your hand on my shoulder.
Let me do this in Your name and for Your Glory.
While Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization officials continue to insist Ebola cannot be transmitted by air from one person to another, an Army manual clearly warns the virus could be an airborne threat in certain circumstances.
The handbook published by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, USAMRID, titled “USAMRID’s Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook,” is now in its seventh edition.
The most recent edition was published in 2011, with more than 100,000 copies distributed to military and civilian health-care providers around the world.
On page 117 of the handbook, in a chapter discussing “Viral Hemorrhagic Fever” (VHF), a category of viruses that includes Ebola, USAMRID says: “In several instances, secondary infections among contacts and medical personnel without direct body fluid exposure have been documented. These instances have prompted concern of a rare phenomenon of aerosol transmission of infection.”
Page 117 continues to specify: “Therefore, when VHF is suspected, additional infection control measures are indicated.”
If you thought our last election together ended on November 6th, 2012, I’ve got news for you:
Our last election together is happening right now — and what you do in North Carolina will decide if we can finish the work we’ve started.
Will you pledge right now to help get out the vote in North Carolina for this fall’s midterm elections? Races in North Carolina might be decided by a few thousand votes, so every hour you can spare could help make the difference:
Think about every issue that’s important to you, and important to our country: College affordability, strengthening the middle class, better infrastructure.
I bet you’ve got a lot of ideas on how we can do better on all those things. I do too. And the next few weeks will decide if we can do any of it in the last two years of my administration.
So don’t sit back and wait to get involved. Field organizers in your state are waiting for you to raise your hand and say you’ll help Democrats win in tight races.
But, I can’t do this alone. Pledge to volunteer right now:
If you’re willing to work with me, and knock on some doors with me, and make some phone calls with me, we’ll win in North Carolina. We’ll win this last election.
Judicial Watch has learned that the Obama administration is actively formulating plans to admit Ebola-infected non-U.S. citizens into the United States for treatment. Specifically, the goal of the administration is to bring Ebola patients into the United States for treatment within the first days of diagnosis.
It is unclear who would bear the high costs of transporting and treating non-citizen Ebola patients. The plans include special waivers of laws and regulations that ban the admission of non-citizens with a communicable disease as dangerous as Ebola.
One source tells us that the Obama administration is keeping this plan secret from Congress. The source is concerned that the proposal is illegal; endangers the public health and welfare; and should require the approval of Congress.
Source: Judicial Watch
Mel Watt is one of the most dangerous financial oligarch puppets operating in America today. The first time he came across my radar screen was back in 2009, when he “gutted” Ron Paul’s End the Fed bill while it was in subcommittee, something I outlined in the post: Leverage in PE Deals Soars Despite Fed Warnings; Amidst Insatiable Demand for Risky Fannie Mae Debt.
Then in May of this year, I zeroed in on his latest authoritarian maneuver after being appointed to head the FHFA in the post: New Massive Federal Database to Hold Financial Information on Hundreds of Millions of Americans. Here’s an excerpt:
As many as 227 million Americans may be compelled to disclose intimate details of their families and financial lives — including their Social Security numbers — in a new national database being assembled by two federal agencies.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau posted an April 16 Federal Register notice of an expansion of their joint National Mortgage Database Program to include personally identifiable information that reveals actual users, a reversal of previously stated policy.
In a May 15 letter to FHFA Director Mel Watt and CFPB Director Richard Cordray, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, and Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, charged, “this expansion represents an unwarranted intrusion into the private lives of ordinary Americans.”
So what’s Mel up to these days? Well, Bloomberg reports that:
Another disgrace from North Carolina.
Unfortunately, Ebola does not give its victims a mulligan. And the pResident’s new Ebola czar confirms what we already knew.
This is the precursor to the true impact on healthcare by Ebola. As presented by a physician at the Fall PATCON, our healthcare services will be overwhelmed and collapse by the end of the year. The initial symptoms of Ebola are the same as influenza. When thousands of people go for medical services, the physicians have no choice but to assume Ebola. What happens when a facility is quarantined until lab results are finalized?
In our county’s only hospital, one Ebola patient would trigger the quarantine of the entire facility. That means we have no hospital services and the medical personnel are not available to provide services in an alternative location since they are part of the quarantine. But this hospital has instituted a new policy this week according to a first hand account given to me yesterday: they ask anyone entering if they have visited Africa or have been in contact with anyone who has Ebola. When asked what would happen if they answer “yes”, the nurse said she did not have any direction for that contingency. When asked what she personally would do, she said she would probably run out the back door.
What would you do?
A Tampa-bound flight was held for about three hours Friday night in Charlotte, N.C., after a passenger began throwing up in the lavatory during boarding.
The passenger had a fever of about 100 degrees and complained of nausea and chills. While those could be symptoms of Ebola, North Carolina Health Department officials determined she didn’t have the deadly disease.
Even so, the woman was transported to a hospital “in an abundance of caution,” according to Mecklenburg, N.C., County officials, and the 187 passengers were not allowed to leave the US Airways plane while it sat at the airport.
“Out of an abundance of caution, paramedics didn’t want the passengers to deplane,” airline spokesman Kent Powell told the Charlotte Observer.
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Baylor Health Care System announced Friday afternoon that a patient was isolated after reporting Ebola symptoms and that they had contact with a person with the virus. The Dallas County Health Department then instructed that the patient be transferred to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, according to a statement from Baylor.
But here’s the rub. Spokespeople for Texas Health Presbyterian told local news stations that they had not received a transfer patient and could not say whether the patient had been treated or released. There is no confirmation that this patient has Ebola. Texas Health Presbyterian has not responded to Boston.com request for comment.
Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State in Syria are training members of the group to fly in three captured fighter jets, a group monitoring the war said on Friday, saying it was the first time the militant group had taken to the air.
The group, which has seized swathes of land in Syria and Iraq, has been flying the planes over the captured al-Jarrah military airport east of Aleppo, said Rami Abdulrahman, who runs the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Reuters was not immediately able to verify the report and U.S. Central Command said it was not aware of Islamic State flying jets in Syria.
U.S-led forces are bombing Islamic State bases in Syria and Iraq. The group has regularly used weaponry captured from the Syrian and Iraqi armies and has overrun several military bases but, if the report is confirmed, this would be the first time it has been able to pilot warplanes.
“They have trainers, Iraqi officers who were pilots before for (former Iraqi president) Saddam Hussein,” Abdulrahman said.
NCFIRE.info has confirmed that of the 14,836 DACA eligible illegal aliens who have been issued a NC drivers license (as of 9/20/2014),10,000+ of them are also registered to vote! That’s right, illegal aliens registered to vote in NC. We have had direct talks withindividuals who have confirmed this information.The NC State Board Of Elections is working hard to check the names and remove them from the voter rolls BUT, they are woefully understaffed and will NOT be able to finish before the election in Nov. (much less before early voting starts on Oct 23rd)I urge everyone to contact their NC State Representative and NC State Senator and demand the staffing be increased to complete the job at hand.
Find your NC House Representative and your NC State Senator here: http://www.ncleg.net/representation/WhoRepresentsMe.aspx
Simply enter your address in the search box, at the top right of the each map and hit enter (or click on the pop-up address that corresponds to yours). This will bring up your address inside a purple box on the map. Click anywhere inside the purple box to find your Rep or Senator contact info.
Mr. Whittle has this wrong. I want to add that there are other factors in play besides the transmission value. This is a virus: antibiotics are ineffective and there is no vaccine available according to our government. We have seen this week how one person on a plane has impacted over 2000 people. While the transmission level is low in that incident, it should not have happened. Someone should tell the pResident thinks there are no mulligans for Ebola.
From the CDC:
A low risk exposure includes any of the following
Based on the plethora of other wasteful research projects NIH spent grant money on, an Ebola vaccine certainly did not appear to be a high priority. Forbes published a sampling of 18 wasteful programs paid for by NIH as of October, 2012. This research ranged from a study on “Massage in Rabbits” (costing taxpayers $386,000) to numerous studies exploring the effects of meditation (costing hundreds of thousands of dollars each).