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Obama Names New Ebola Czar. Wait A Minute I thought We Had One.

Trust me you will want duct tape.

Trust me you will want duct tape.

I’ll be commenting in purple to help you try and make sense of this mess.

Now friends this may get confusing so I’ll try and do my best. You’ve been warned that duct tape should be applied at least 2 wraps.

Now today Skippy names a new Czar who is a sleazebag with no medical knowledge what so ever. His name is  Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden.

Obama’s New Ebola ‘Czar’ Does Not Have Medical, Health Care Background

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/10/17/obamas-new-ebola-czar-does-not-have-medical-health-care-background/

OK, I’ll get back to Klain in a bit.

Now did you know we kinda sorta had one of them thar Czar people already in place for such a thing? Yup, and her name is Nicole Lurie. Let me introduce you, and show you it right in her 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.”

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/101514-721986-where-is-obama-administration-preparedness-leader-nicole-lurie-since-ebola.htm

I just looked Dr Lurie up and she certainly seems qualified. So where is she, as the link from investors.com asks, and why bring in this new schmuck ?

Because it is all politics now. They are playing politics with every Americans life right now.         sangry_blowsupheart_100-100 (2)

See HERE!

OK, now Klain has no Medical Background and get this….

“Ron Klain, the newly appointed White House Ebola response coordinator, was one of the senior White House officials who advised that President Obama should visit solar power company Solyndra in 2011, despite an auditor raising red flags about the company’s finances. “

http://dailycaller.com/2014/10/17/white-house-ebola-czar-was-key-player-in-solyndra-scandal/

~Steve~

PS I know this post is confusing as heck, but I tried. Use the duct tape.

Is Ebola pandemic a false flag?

The Ebola epidemic that began in West Africa last spring, has now become a worldwide pandemic:

  • A reported 4,500 people in West Africa had died from the terrible hemorrhagic fever. (In the infection’s last stage, the victim bleeds from every orifice.)
  • In the United States, one man had died — a Liberian named Thomas Eric Duncan who, despite being infected with the Ebola virus, nevertheless flew from Nigeria and was admitted by U.S. Customs. Two more are now infected, Amber Joy Vinson and Nina Pham. Both are nurses who had attended to Duncan at Dallas’ Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.
  •  In Spain, a woman is hospitalized and diagnosed with Ebola.

In response, some state and local governments in the U.S. went into overdrive:

  • 10 days ago on October 7, even though no one in Connecticut was or is reported to be infected, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed an order declaring a public health emergency for the state, thereby giving the public health commissioner the authority to quarantine and isolate people whom the commissioner “reasonably believes has been exposed to the Ebola virus.” (NECN) Recall that Connecticut is home of the Sandy Hook hoax.
  • Schools in Texas and Ohio are closed (Oct. 16) after officials learned that students and an adult had either been on the flight with the infected nurse, Amber Joy Vinson, or had contact with her while she was visiting the Akron area. (NY Times)
  • Dallas County may declare a state of disaster: Dallas County Commissioners voted yesterday, Oct. 16, to declare a local state of disaster caused by the Ebola virus. The county “has the potential to suffer widespread or severe damage, injury, loss or threat of life resulting from the Ebola virus,” according to a proposed draft of the declaration. (Bloomberg)
  • Two individuals are being quarantined in Connecticut and Florida for showing symptoms of Ebola after traveling to West Africa.

woman in hazmat suit in DullesAs the American people go into a mass panic over Ebola — one woman (pic above) even wore a hazmat suit while waiting for her flight in Dulles International Airportthere are some who say the epidemic is a hoax, if not in Africa then at least here in the United States.

The skeptics say the Ebola pandemic is another false flag to create a nationwide crisis that the Obama regime will use as a pretext to impose martial law and suspend the upcoming mid-term elections. Writing for HenryMakow.com, Richard Evans claims that “international treaties and Executive Orders to enable the Pandemic Quarantine cover for martial law were put in place between 2004-2008.” (See “Ebola Pandemic Smells Like a Hoax“)

Others say there is no Ebola epidemic in West Africa — that the only West Africans who became sick are those who’d received “injections” from the Red Cross; and that the Obama regime is using the pandemic as an excuse to set “boots on the ground” in West Africa to steal Nigeria’s oil and Sierra Leone’s diamonds. Good grief. (See Jim Stone’s blog)

I don’t know if the skeptics are right, but here are their arguments and evidence for your discernment.

I. The Fake News Reports

1. CNN’s “Inside Liberia’s Ebola Crisis” report used crisis actors:

Beginning at the 5:03 mark in the video above, you’ll see Liberians performing as “crisis actors” for CNN. Please note that an individual in full Ebola-symptom mode would be sweating, vomiting, and having diarrhea, but the two half-naked men in the van are symptomless.

Then there’s the naked “crisis actor” boy who was healthy and walking right before he plopped himself down on a mat, supposedly sick with Ebola.

2. New York Times paid the father of supposed Ebola victim:

Beginning at the 8:08 mark in the video above, you’ll see the New York Times‘ video report of a young man wearing a neon-green t-shirt, supposedly sick with Ebola, who flung himself to the ground outside a health clinic. Note that he displays none of the symptoms of Ebola: no sweat, no vomit, no diarrhea.

Most damning is the fact that, beg. at the 12:42 mark in the video, as he was walking away from the camera, the young man’s father stuffed a handful of cash into his back pocket.

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Ask yourself this question:

Why would CNN and NYT hire Liberians to PRETEND they’re deathly ill with Ebola? 

See also these other fake reportings by CNN at Sandy Hook and the Gulf War.

II. People Who Ignored Health Protocol

1. To begin, there’s the clueless worker cleaning and disinfecting an elementary school in Dallas, with the sleeves of his hazmat suit rolled up. (A student or more in the school had had contact with Patient Zero Thomas Eric Duncan.)

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2. Then there’s this man hosing Duncan’s puke from the pavement of his apartment building, The Ivy, in Dallas. Duncan had projectile-vomited before he was taken into an ambulance to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.

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The above two men may be dismissed as uneducated clueless dopes. But what about . . .

3. The “clipboard man” without a hazmat suit

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He’s the man casually dressed in shirt and pants, carrying a clipboard, seen on TV walking alongside Ebola patient Amber Vinson and other healthcare workers all dressed in hazmat suits, at Dallas Love Field on Oct. 15.

Vinson is a nurse who had attended to “Patient Zero” Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. She was being flown to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. (See DCG’s post on this here.)

“Clipboard man” has been identified as a medical safety coordinator with Phoenix Air, the U.S. transportation company that has provided air ambulance services for several Ebola patients, including Vinson. A company executive told CBS News “clipboard man” doesn’t wear protective gear so he can act as the team’s eyes and ears on the tarmac. A CDC official said the man had maintained a safe distance from Vinson while working on the tarmacs at both ends, so it’s okay. The man boarded the plane with Vinson, flying with her all the way to Atlanta. (CBS)

You may say “clipboard man” is a dope. But what about the chief medical correspondent for NBC? Surely, she would know better?

4. NBC chief medical correspondent Dr. Nancy Sniderman

Nancy SnidermanDr. Nancy Sniderman: pic on left was taken when she was in Liberia

Sniderman was part of an NBC news team that recently went to Liberia to report on the Ebola epidemic. When a member of the team, freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo, tested positive for Ebola, Sniderman and 7 others were put under voluntary quarantine. They are to avoid public contact for 21 days.

Note: Mukpo was flown to the U.S. on a specially-altered flight with an isolation chamber and is being treated at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha with an experimental drug, brincidofovir or CMX001, and a blood transfusion from Dr. Kent Brantly, who had beat Ebola.

But Sniderman violated the quarantine — all because she wanted her favorite soup. Last week, she and a flunky pulled up in her Mercedes outside a New Jersey restaurant, the Peasant Grill. The flunky went in the restaurant and got soup to go, while Sniderman waited in the car, wearing sunglasses with her hair in a ponytail.

The Daily Mail reports on Oct. 16, 2014 that Sniderman is unrepentant. Instead of taking personal responsibility, she’s blaming her flunky. She said: “members of our group violated those [quarantine] guidelines and understand that our quarantine is now mandatory until 21 days have passed. We remain healthy and our temperatures are normal. As a health professional I know that we have no symptoms and pose no risk to the public.

As a physician and CHIEF MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT FOR NBC, surely Dr. Sniderman would know that an individual infected with Ebola is symptomless for as many as 2 weeks, or so we’ve been told. But a new research study published in the journal PLOS One now says 21 days might not be a long enough quarantine period for those who have been exposed to the Ebola virus because in some cases (0.1-12%), the incubation time may be more than 21 days.

(P.S. Through the years, I’ve grown to dislike Nancy Sniderman, but I couldn’t put my finger on why. Now I know.)

Then there’s the matter of whether Ebola fever can even be diagnosed before the patient reaches the horrific end stage of hemorrhaging from every body orifice.

III. Diagnosing Ebola

The CDC says that:

Diagnosing Ebola in an person who has been infected for only a few days is difficult, because the early symptoms, such as fever, are nonspecific to Ebola infection and are seen often in patients with more commonly occurring diseases, such as malaria and typhoid fever.

However, if a person has the early symptoms of Ebola and has had contact with the blood or body fluids of a person sick with Ebola, contact with objects that have been contaminated with the blood or body fluids of a person sick with Ebola, or contact with infected animals, they should be isolated and public health professionals notified. Samples from the patient can then be collected and tested to confirm infection.

Laboratory tests used in diagnosis include:

Within a few days after symptoms begin:

  • Antigen-capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) testing
  • IgM ELISA
  • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
  • Virus isolation

Later in disease course or after recovery:

  • IgM and IgG antibodies

Retrospectively in deceased patients:

  • Immunohistochemistry testing
  • PCR
  • Virus isolation

But if, according to the CDC, Ebola can be diagnosed with such tests as enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, polymerase chain reaction, and IgM and IgG antibodies, then why is it that as recent as December 2013, the Department of Defense’s Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense published a document soliciting contractors to develop ways to diagnose Ebola? The report is titled Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) For Medical Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Countermeasure Developmental Studies, and can be read here.

On page 33, the document reads:

The DOD has a need for technologies for the prediction, detection, identification, and clinical diagnosis of infection by warfare pathogens and toxins.

On page 29 under “Scope of Proposals Sought,” the document reads:

4. Diagnostics: Develop and integrate chemical, biological, radiological & nuclear (CBRN) technologies to enable early warning, identification, and continued situational awareness of potential global health threats.

On pages 30-31, under “Mission Areas,” the document reads:

Overarching priorities of the Biological Medical Prophylaxis program include [...] Infectious agents upon which the Biological Medical Prophylaxis program places its current focus include Ebola virus, Marburg virus, poxvirus models of variola virus and those agents causing Venezuelan equine encephalitis, Tularemia, Plague, Q-fever, and Brucellosis.

What do you think? Are we being deliberately whipped into a frenzy? Or is the Ebola pandemic real?

While our attention is focused on Ebola, there is a far deadlier virus that’s sweeping across America. It’s the mysterious respiratory disease that doctors think is enterovirus EV-D68, which we have every reason to suspect was brought into America across the Mexican border by the ongoing “surge” of illegals, including unaccompanied children, without a health screening. (See Steve’s post on this here.)

The enterovirus has struck every state, sickened some 700 and, according to the CDC, killed 5 children and 2 adults. And for a supposed respiratory viral infection, it has caused a polio-like paralysis in some patients.

H/t FOTM’s MomofIV, josephbc69, and Anon.

~Eowyn

Actor Ben Affleck dislikes Republicans; defends Islam

ben-affleck-batmanFirst view of Affleck as the new Batman, sure to be a flop

Yesterday, actor Ben Affleck tweeted that “I do not like Republicans.”

This is conservative blogger KLSouth‘s response:

Ben Affleck

Today, Affleck’s tweet has disappeared from his Twitter account.

That means not only is Affleck intolerant, he’s also a coward.

Two Fridays ago on Bill Mayer’s show, Affleck ferociously defended Islam.

As recounted by the New York Daily News, Mayer was calling on liberals to defend liberal (i.e., freedom-loving) principles. He said, “Freedom of speech, freedom to practice any religion you want without fear of violence, freedom to leave a religion, equality for women, equality for minorities, including homosexuals, these are liberal principles that liberals applaud for. But then when you say in the Muslim world this is what’s lacking, then they get upset.”

Smugly claiming that he understands “the officially codified doctrine of Islam,” Affleck insists that radical Islamists are NOT the majority of Muslim views, and calls “gross, racist, and disgusting” any conception of Islam that is otherwise.

Hey, genius Affleck!

There is no “officially codified doctrine of Islam” because Muslims are bitterly divided between Sunnis and Shïtes. And because every 2-cent Muslim “teacher” can declare himself an imam.

Then there’s what the Quran says:

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Affleck is out promoting his new flick, Gone Girl.

Make sure you stay away.

H/t Rebel Mouse

~Eowyn

Obama’s ISIL strategy reexamined: air strikes ineffective; weak coalition

Dr. Eowyn:

Obama is the opposite of King Midas.

He is King Merde because everything he touches turns into crap. steaming-turd-smiley-emoticon

His much-vaunted “counterterrorism” strategy against the Islamic State jihadists — a strategy that led the butt-kisser David Brooks to compare Obama with Moses — is no exception. It is a signal failure.

Originally posted on Consortium of Defense Analysts:

One month 4 days after President Obama’s grand announcement of a U.S.-led coalition to combat ISIL/ISIS or Islamic State (IS) “terrorists” (Obama says they’re neither Islamic nor jihadist!), as predicted by analysts, including members of this Consortium (their comments below are colored green), the “counterterrorism” strategy is failing.

Air Strikes

“Every analyst recognizes that attacks from the air may degrade (to a certain extent) the enemy, but not destroy him.” -A. James Gregor

“Well, airstrikes usually don’t amount to much. In the classic reason: You fly in and drop bombs, your aircraft run low on fuel and leave, and the locals declare victory and display pieces of a plane they shot down there because they’re still alive and in charge. Unless some key thing of the enemy’s got specifically attacked and destroyed in the raid, it doesn’t accomplish much….  Unless we concentrate force from the air upon…

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The fix is in: Alexa depresses ratings of conservative sites

Alexa Internet, Inc. is a California-based subsidiary company of Amazon.com which provides commercial web traffic data.

Alexa collects and analyzes data on Internet browsing behavior from its toolbar for the Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers. The data on website statistics, such as pageviews and unique page views, form the basis for Alexa’s ranking of sites. Many for-profit websites depend on their Alexa rankings to attract ad sponsors and revenue. 

The company claims that as of 2014, Alexa provides traffic data, global rankings and other information on 30 million websites, and its website is visited by over 8.8 million people monthly.

But is Alexa objective in its rankings?

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Leo Hohmann reports for WND, Oct. 14, 2014:

Statistically, it would seem to be impossible.

How could every major alternative website that challenges the mainstream, establishment view of Washington and the world be experiencing a drop-off in readership while their counterparts on the other side of the political spectrum are gaining readers?

It appears unlikely, yet that’s exactly what happened last month, according to Alexa.com, which measures web traffic and ranks websites from the most popular to the least popular.

The Drudge Report, WND, Breitbart, Fox News, the Blaze, Newsmax, CNSNEWS, the Daily Caller, Infowars and Natural News are all plunging in popularity, according to Alexa’s rankings.

At the same time, pro-government sites like the Daily Kos, ThinkProgress, Media Matters, MSNBC, NPR.org and Democracy Now! are all rising in popularity, according to Alexa.

Alexa rankings are important because they are among a handful of measurement tools used by companies when deciding where to spend their advertising dollars.

The San Francisco-based subsidiary of Amazon has refused to return phone calls or emails from WND seeking comment on its latest rankings.

Alexa did post a blog on its website Oct. 1 explaining that it had increased the size of its global traffic panel, which was supposed to make its estimated rankings more accurate.

But alternative news sites aren’t impressed with the results.

Several responded in WND’s first report on the mysterious trend. And more have responded since that article was published, including the head of Breitbart News, who is not buying the new figures released by Alexa.

“Despite increasing traffic on Breitbart.com, the Alexa rankings for Breibart.com dropped significantly in one month. That certainly calls into question Alexa’s newly reported numbers,” Larry Solov, president and CEO of Breitbart News, told WND. [...]

What’s even more surprising is that a top alternative website focusing on health issues, which has been reporting daily on the hottest news topic concerning health in year, Ebola, would also be down in the Alexa rankings.

But that’s exactly what happened to NaturalNews.com, a site operated by Mike Adams, a scientist also known as the “health ranger.”

“Natural News can confirm that in the time period depicted as a sharp drop in traffic by Alexa.com, our unique visitor numbers have actually risen sharply, in part due to the very high level of interest in the uncontrolled Ebola outbreak,” Adams told WND. “To see a rise in traffic depicted as a visual drop on Alexa’s chart is troubling, especially given that this drop primarily appears to be taking place across sites known to be truth-telling news sources like Natural News.”

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NaturalNews.com is among the top 750 websites in the U.S. and among the very top alternative sites focusing on health issues, yet Alexa lowered its ranking during a period when readers were intensely interested in the site’s Ebola coverage.

Besides reporting on Ebola, Natural News has investigated the controversial use of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, in the U.S. food supply, and also lists “factory farming and corruption in government” among the topics it covers on its mission statement.

Joseph Farah, editor and CEO of WND, said Alexa appears to be taking sides in the media wars, for the establishment and against those sites that seek to hold government accountable.

“It’s really infuriating that after two solid days of calling and emailing Alexa about this issue, no one there is responding,” said Farah, who founded WND as the first independent Internet news agency in 1997. “I suppose we should just accept the fact that Alexa has decided corporately, apparently along with its parent Amazon, that it is joining the two-decades-long war on the alternative New Media.”

Michael McGuire of NightTalker Radio Network and NightTalker.com, said WND’s initial report on Alexa answered some of his long-held questions.

“Our audience numbers have been spiking, amazingly and amazingly and amazingly, and all of a sudden [it's the] last week of September and it’s showing everything down,” McGuire said. “You look at a billion websites online and look at the number that are for constitutional government and free speech, and it’s beyond belief that this would happen.”

McGuire said his site was experiencing increasing traffic last year when it published stories about the death of freelance reporter Michael Hastings, who died in a mysterious car crash in California.

“Our listenership spiked by 20 to 30K a day and our Alexa ranking reflected that. And then two weeks later, guess what? Our Alexa rating disappeared. Ever since that day, I’ve believed Alexa was politically driven,” he said. “This is the smoking gun. This is huge.”

Read the rest of the WND article here.

FOTM St. Michael

Fellowship of the Minds (FOTM) is no Internet giant like WND, Breitbart, and Natural News. But I’ve also noticed a steep and continuing drop in Alexa’s rankings for FOTM, although our stats (according to our server WordPress) say the number of daily views has increased. To illustrate:

Alexa's rankings for FOTM

Note: The smaller the number of the ranking, the better.

That FOTM went from a USA ranking of 16,850 (on 9/15/2014) to 49,305 (on 10/14/2014) in the space of a month stretches credulity.

~Eowyn

Romney tells a birther joke

On Sunday night (Oct. 12, 2014), while campaigning for 2014 U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst of Iowa, former GOP presidential nominee and Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney told a birther joke about President Ebola:

President Obama went to the bank to cash a check and he didn’t have his ID. And the teller said you’ve got to prove who you are.

He said, “How should I do that?” She said the other day Phil Mickelson came in, he didn’t have his ID but he set up a little cup on the ground, took a golf ball, putted it right into that cup so they knew it was Phil Mickelson. They cashed his check.

And then Andre Agassi came in. And Andre Agassi didn’t have his ID either. He put a little target on the wall, took a tennis ball and racquet– hit it onto that target time. We knew that was Andre Agassi so we cashed his check.

And she said to him, “Is there anything you can do to prove who you are?” And [Obama] said, “I don’t have a clue.”

And she said, “Well, Mr. President, do you want your money in small bills or large bills.”

H/t BirtherReport

Remember what the late Joan Rivers said to a reporter two months before she died, after going into a coma while undergoing a routine endoscopy?

She said, “We all know he [Obama] is gay and Michelle is a tranny.”

Just as Hollywood and the MSM “all know” we have a homosexual president and a transgender first lady, America’s political élites also “all know” about Obama’s bogus birth certificate and his constitutional ineligibility to be president of the United States.

But I do give Romney some credit for being the first nationally-known politician to bring up this subject, albeit in a joke.

See also:

~Eowyn

Did You Know That Republicans Are Responsible For Ebola?

No? Well folks I do believe the Dipwads of the Democrat party are running so scared that they just may have reached a new low in political advertising. Ebola = Death = GOP.  You know those LIV’s will put it together. Please watch it. It’s one minute. 

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The Agenda Project is a progressive non-profit political organization founded in 2010 by author Erica Payne. This ad, featuring clips of Mitch McConnell, Pat Roberts, and many other Republicans implies that austerity cuts to the Centers for Disease Control and National Institutes of Health are responsible for the 2014 Ebola outbreak. This ad with run in Kentucky and other states leading up to the election.

~Steve~