Can out-of-control Ebola epidemic hit America?

UPDATE:

A few hours after I’d published this post comes news that Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, announced today that the university’s Clifton Road hospital is expected to receive a patient infected with Ebola within the next several days. The patient most likely will be kept in the hospital’s specially-built isolation unit for patients exposed to certain serious infectious diseases. The unit, one of only four such facilities in the U.S., was set up in collaboration with the Atlanta-based U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and is physically separate from other patient areas.

The university doesn’t say whether the Ebola-infected patient is American, nor his/her point-of-origin.

(Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Ebola virusSince the first outbreak last February in the remote jungles of Guinea in West Africa, the terrible Ebola epidemic — the largest Ebola outbreak ever — had made the jump from West Africa’s jungles to the cities in the space of just two months. By April, the charity medical group Doctors Without Borders already declared the epidemic to be out of control.

By now, the Ebola epidemic has taken the lives of more than 700 people in the 4 West African countries of Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria. The latter, with a population of more than 174 million, is the most populous country in not just West Africa, but the African continent. Among the dead are, tragically, Sierra Leone’s chief Ebola doctor and an American named Patrick Sawyer (more on him later).

Over 320 known Ebola cases are in Liberia alone. That has prompted Liberia’s assistant minister of health Tolbert Nyenswah to declare that the Ebola outbreak is now above the control of the government. Nyenswah told CBS News, “Our government has declared this now as a humanitarian crisis that is above the control of the national government. This virus, if it is not taken care of, will be a global pandemic.

Ebola is one of the world’s deadliest viruses with a high fatality rate of 60 to as high as 90%. There is no vaccine. No cure.

First identified in 1976 in the sub-Saharan jungles of Zaire and the Sudan, Ebola was transmitted to humans via the blood or bodily fluids of an infected fruit bat or monkey.

Symptoms typical of an Ebola infection begin 2 to 21 days after contacting the virus — those of fever, throat and muscle pains, and headaches. Then it gets worse, with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and decreased functioning of the liver and kidneys. Then it gets even worse. The infected starts hemorrhaging or bleeding from the body’s mucous membranes — mouth (gums), nose, gastrointestinal tract, and vagina.

Westerners are evacuating from the stricken West African countries:

  • The Peace Corps has temporarily evacuated 340 volunteers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone after two members were exposed to the virus.
  • Two North Carolina-based missionary groups have ordered the evacuation of their non-essential personnel from Liberia after a Texas-trained doctor and a missionary from Charlotte contracted Ebola.

“This virus, if it is not taken care of, will be a global pandemic.”

So what’s the likelihood that Ebola will hit the United States? – and if it does, what plans does the federal government have to deal with it?

Can Ebola come to the United States? The answer is “Yes.” Here’s why:

1. The frightening case of Patrick Sawyer

America actually narrowly dodged the bullet. Patrick Sawyer, 40, was a naturalized U.S. citizen working for the Finance Ministry of his native Liberia who recently died from Ebola, after collapsing at Nigeria’s Lagos airport.

On July 20, 2014, Sawyer became manifestly ill during the 6-hour, 40-minute journey (via two ASKY flights) from Liberia to Lagos, where he was scheduled to attend an economic development conference. Sawyer was taken to a nearby hospital and placed in isolation. Five days later, he died.

Sawyer was scheduled to fly to Minneapolis in time for an August 16 joint birthday party for two of his daughters. Had he remained at least outwardly healthy enough not to exhibit symptoms of Ebola, he almost certainly would have boarded that flight to Minneapolis.

If that had happened, all those who came into contact with him — every passenger and crew member in his flight, as well as people he’d encountered in the airport, would have to be quarantined or monitored. That is precisely what happened to the 15 people Sawyer encountered at the Lagos airport, reportedly including the Nigerian ambassador to Liberia, as well as the 44 people with whom he was known to have had contact at the Lagos hospital. As for those who were on Sawyer’s two ASKY flights, disturbingly, Nigerian officials are unable to check who might have been exposed on those flights because the airline inexplicably had failed to provide passenger lists. ASKY did suspend all service to Liberia and to Sierra Leone, which also has reported numerous Ebola cases. (Source: Daily Beast)

The latest: The Nigerian government has widened the search to find up to 30,000 people who could be hosting the dreaded virus because they had been in contact with Sawyer, including anyone at one of four airports visited by Sawyer, and those in contact with him in Lagos. Several airlines have now stopped flying to Liberia and Sierra Leone over concerns about the spread of the disease from Guinea. (Source: Daily Mirror)

2. Ebola can be asymptomatic for up to 21 days

Airlines are now instructed to be on the lookout for passengers who exhibit signs of Ebola. The CDC (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) advises crew members on a flight with a passenger or crew member who is “ill with fever, jaundice, or bleeding” and has been traveling from or has recently been in an area at risk for the disease should follow these precautions:

  • Keep the sick person separated from others as much as possible.
  • Provide the sick person with a surgical mask (if the sick person can tolerate wearing one) to reduce the number of droplets expelled into the air by talking, sneezing, or coughing.
  • Give tissues to a sick person who cannot tolerate a mask. Provide a plastic bag for disposing of used tissues.
  • Wear impermeable disposable gloves for direct contact with blood or other body fluids.

The problem, of course, is that a person stricken with Ebola can display no symptoms for up to 3 weeks or 21 days, which means — I’m not being unduly alarmist but just thinking logically — that individual may be on a flight sitting right next to you.

3. America’s open southern border

Already, our beleaguered — and now physically attacked — U.S. border agents have warned us about the many infectious diseases borne by the tens of thousands of illegals “surging” across the U.S.-Mexico border.

That prompted Congressman Phil Gingrey (R-Georgia), who is a medical doctor, to write a letter to the CDC stating his concern: “The influx of families and unaccompanied children at the border poses many risks, including grave public health threats. As a physician for over 30 years, I am well aware of the dangers infectious diseases pose. In fact, infectious diseases remain in the top 10 causes of death in the United States. … Reports of illegal migrants carrying deadly diseases such as swine flu, dengue fever, Ebola virus and tuberculosis are particularly concerning.”

Although CDC spokesman Daniel J. DeNoon confirmed that the CDC has received no reports of a human Ebola infection anywhere in the Western Hemisphere, much less the U.S.-Mexico border, the fact remains that, as Gingrey conveyed to NBC News’ Luke Russert, it was the border patrol who included Ebola among the list of diseases they’re concerned about.

Another physician, Dr. Peter Piot, a discoverer of the Ebola virus and head of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, is much more sanguine.

Speaking to Agence France-Presse, Dr. Piot said there was little risk of pandemic: “Spreading in the population here, I’m not that worried about it. I wouldn’t be worried to sit next to someone with Ebola virus on the Tube [London's underground train system] as long as they don’t vomit on you or something. This is an infection that requires very close contact” because Ebola is spread through contact with bodily fluids.

What may happen in the United States if Ebola goes global

Infowars reports that in April, the Department of Defense announced that it had deployed biological diagnostic systems to National Guard support teams across the U.S. in readiness for any potential Ebola outbreak.

The CDC has procedures in place to deal with such an outbreak backed by force of law. On the official CDC website are “Specific Laws and Regulations Governing the Control of Communicable Diseases” specifying that, due to Ebola’s incubation period of as long as 21 days, seemingly healthy citizens who show no symptoms of Ebola can be forcibly quarantined at the behest of medical authorities:

“Quarantine is used to separate and restrict the movement of well persons who may have been exposed to a communicable disease to see if they become ill. These people may have been exposed to a disease and do not know it, or they may have the disease but do not show symptoms.”

Infowars fears that the Obama administration may use an Ebola outbreak to impose martial law.

Meanwhile, President Beezlebub the POS is sticking to plans to convene a three-day summit for Monday through Wednesday of next week in Washington for leaders of African countries.

As principal deputy press secretary mouth of Sauron Eric Schultz told reporters aboard Air Force One yesterday: “We have no plans to change any elements of the U.S.-Africa summit as we believe all air travel continues to be safe here,”

~Eowyn

Thoughts on Israel and Hamas

why_do_the_nations_rageWhy do the nations rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us…


The news agencies will fail you.

For understanding of the Gaza conflict there is only one reliable source of information: The Bible

In a WorldNet Daily article today, author Joel Richardson opens up some clues to the terrible events surrounding Israel’s trouble with Hamas. I’ve excerpted Joel’s article, but strongly encourage the reader to visit the original piece, and get the whole message. ~TD


WHAT DOES BIBLE SAY ABOUT THE FUTURE OF GAZA?

author-imageExclusive: Joel Richardson shows what will happen to area when Jesus returns

by JOEL RICHARDSON

…according to the Scriptures, the return of Jesus and the subsequent judgment will largely revolve around what the prophet Isaiah referred to as, “the legal cause,” or “the controversy of Zion”:

For the LORD has a day of vengeance, a year of recompense for the cause of Zion. (Isaiah 34:8)

… as we draw closer to the return of Jesus, when a vast coalition of nations will invade Israel and surround the city of Jerusalem, seeking to commit the final genocide against the Jewish people. The prophet Joel tells us that the Lord will execute judgment against all parties involved in this invasion, and specifically any who force the dividing of His land:

I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; and they have divided up My land. (Joel 3:2)

Valley-of-Jehoshaphat

Jehoshaphat is the valley that runs north to south, between the Temple Mount, and the Mount of Olives. In Matthew 25, as Jesus was actually sitting on the Mount of Olives looking down at the Valley of Jehoshaphat, He declared that when He returns, He Himself will sit as the judge of the nations. He declared that He would judge the nations specifically based on how they treated his “brethren.” It is clear that Jesus was harkening back to Joel 3, actually inserting Himself into the passage as YHVH, the divine Judge. We must also note that Joel also informs us that the judgment will be based on how the nations treated “My people and My inheritance, Israel” and also on their having, “divided up My land.”

As the prophecy continues, it goes on to speak of the Lord specifically executing vengeance against those from the regions of Lebanon and Gaza who have engaged in violence against the people of Israel:

What are you to Me, O Tyre, Sidon (Lebanon) and all the regions of Philistia (Gaza)? Are you rendering Me a recompense? But if you do recompense Me, swiftly and speedily I will return your recompense on your head. (Joel 3:4)

…The specific emphasis of the prophecy is on those who have sought out “violence” to “shed innocent blood” in the land of Judah:

Edom (shall become) a desolate wilderness, because of violence against the people of Judah, for they have shed innocent blood in their land. But Judah will be inhabited forever And Jerusalem for all generations. And I will avenge their blood which I have not avenged, for the LORD dwells in Zion. (Joel 3:19-21)

…Jesus will come back to execute judgment against those who embrace and foment the “ancient hatred” directed toward the Jewish people…:

“Because you have had an ancient hatred, and have shed the blood of the children of Israel by the power of the sword at the time of their calamity … therefore, as I live,” says the Lord GOD, “I will prepare you for blood, and blood shall pursue you; since you have not hated blood, therefore blood shall pursue you. (Ezekiel 35:5-7) (emphasis mine)

…The prophet Zephaniah, in specifically speaking of the Day of the Lord, warns the inhabitants of Gaza to repent; “Seek righteousness, seek humility. Perhaps you will be hidden In the day of the LORD’S anger.”…:

For Gaza will be abandoned. … Woe to the inhabitants of the seacoast, the nation of the Cherethites! The word of the LORD is against you, O Canaan, land of the Philistines; and I will destroy you so that there will be no inhabitant. So the seacoast will be pastures, with caves for shepherds and folds for flocks. And the coast will be for the remnant of the house of Judah, they will pasture on it. In the houses of Ashkelon they will lie down at evening; For the LORD their God will care for them and restore their fortune. (Zephaniah 2:4-7)

…The prophecy is ultimately pertaining to the Day of the Lord and the Return of Jesus.

…For in truth, through this passage the Lord is not merely warning those from Gaza, but everyone – Jew, Palestinian, you and me – to righteousness, humility and repentance. If we hear this warning and genuinely take it to heart, then as the prophet says, “Perhaps [we] will be hidden In the day of the LORD’S anger.”

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/07/what-does-bible-say-about-the-future-of-gaza/#YSe2PMX1Cu70r7tM.99


I leave you with a passage from Handel’s Messiah touching on this subject.

Why do the nations rage…

and the people imagine a vain thing?

The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, 

Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

He that sits in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and distress them in his great displeasure. 

“Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.”

I will declare the decree: the LORD has said unto me,

“You are my Son; this day have I begotten you.
Ask of me, and I shall give you the nations for your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”

Be wise now therefore, O you kings: be instructed, you judges of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.  (Psalm 2)

About Them 72 Virgins. Something Got Lost In The Translation.

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Abu al-Zarqawi died
( Just In case anyone is forgot, al-Zarqawi was the ass**** who brutally beheaded American civilian Nicholas Berg in Iraq. Nicholas Evan Berg (April 2, 1978 – May 7, 2004) was an American businessman seeking telecommunications work in Iraq after the US invasion of Iraq.

and George Washington met him at the Pearly Gates. He slapped him across the face and yelled, “How dare you try to destroy the nation I helped conceive!”

Patrick Henry approached, punched him straight in the face and shouted, “You wanted to end our liberties but you failed!”

James Madison followed with a back-hand, kicked him in the nuts and said, “This is why I allowed our government to provide for the common defense!”

Thomas Jefferson was next, and he proceeded to beat al-Zarqawi with a long cane and snarled, “It was evil shit like you who inspired me to write the Declaration of Independence, dammit!”

The beatings and thrashings continued as George Mason, James Monroe, John Hancock and 66 other early Americans unleashed their anger on the terrorist head honcho.

As al-Zarqawi lay bleeding and in pain, an Angel appeared. Al- Zarqawi wept and said, “This is not what you promised me, Allah! I was promised bliss in Heaven with 72 virgins!”

The Angel replied, “When I told you guys about ‘Allah’, I said specifically that there would be 72 Virginians waiting for you in Heaven. What did you think I said?”;

~Steve~                     download

Looney imam on those virgins waiting for jihadists in paradise

Conventional knowledge is that Muslim men are spurred to undertake suicidal jihad missions by the promise that they will be met with 72 virgins in paradise.

Thanks to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), we have the translation of what a Saudi cleric says about those virgins. (Source: The Blaze)

So if every man gets at least 2 black-eyed virgins in paradise, each of whom comes with 70 servant girls who also are virgins, that means each man gets at least 142 virgins, not 72 virgins.

It gets better if you’re a Muslim man who’s married.

As the looney-tune cleric says, with a blissfully insane smile: “If you get married in this world, then [in paradise], you get your wife from this world, along with 70 black-eyed virgins with whom you are allowed to have sex, and each of these 70 virgins comes with 70 servant girls. So how many women do you get? That’s the minimum.”

Answer: 70 x 70 = 4,900

Truly, Islam is a cult for morons.

Here are the “black-eyed virgins” awaiting jihadists:

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H/t my sis-in-law Shireen

~Eowyn

More Hollyweird Moonbats: Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem Denounce Israeli ‘Genocide’

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The Hollywood Reporter: Dozens of Spanish film stars, directors, musicians and writers, led by Oscar winners Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Pedro Almodovar, have denounced Israel’s incursion into Gaza.

In an open letter referenced by Europa Press and other Spanish media, they described Israel’s actions as “genocide.” They also called on the European Union to “condemn the bombing by land, sea and air against the Palestinian civilian population in the Gaza Strip.”

In the open letter, they demanded a cease-fire by the Israeli military and urged Israel to “lift the blockade, which the Gaza Strip has suffered for more than a decade.”

The letter also said: “Gaza is living through horror these days, besieged and attacked by land, sea and air. Palestinians’ homes are being destroyed, they are being denied water, electricity [and] free movement to their hospitals, schools and fields while the international community does nothing.”

Others who signed the letter include directors Montxo Armendariz and Benito Zambrano; actors Lola Herrera, Eduardo Noriega and Rosa Maria Sarda; and musicians Amaral and Nacho Campillo.

The entertainers blamed the new round of violence in the Middle East on the occupation of Palestinian land by Israel, which, the letter said, “continues to advance into and invade the Palestinian territories instead of returning to the 1967 borders.”

Almost 1,100 Palestinians and 56 Israelis have died since the Israeli military began its bombardments of Gaza three weeks ago, according to the latest reports.

Bardem, who won the Oscar for supporting actor in 2008 for his role in No Country for Old Men, is a known political activist who frequently expounds on controversial issues. Cruz won an Oscar in the best supporting actress category in Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona in 2009.

The two are married and are good friends with Almodovar, who has won two Oscars: one for best foreign language film for All About My Mother (2000) and one for best original screenplay for Talk to Her (2002).

THR has reached out to reps for Bardem, Cruz and Almodovar and will update with any additional comment.

After denouncing the Israeli “genocide”, Cruz clarified her statement (she must have received an updated script):

“I don’t want to be misunderstood on this important subject. I’m not an expert on the situation and I’m aware of the complexity of it,” the actress said in a statement via her representative. “My only wish and intention in signing that group letter is the hope that there will be peace in both Israel and Gaza. I am hopeful all parties can agree to a cease fire and there are no more innocent victims on either side of the border. I wish for unity, and peace… I believe in a civilization that can be capable of bringing the courage to have a world where humans can live side by side.”

Now that these two have spoken, I’m sure there will be no more fighting. Just two more actors whose movies I have never paid to see, nor will I.

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DCG

Wife abandons her husband and 12 children to run off with young lover

The good mum, doing what's best for her, um the children...

The good mum, doing what’s best for her, um the children…

DailyMail: When a mother of 12 did the unthinkable and abandoned her brood of 12 children to start a new life with her toyboy lover she was branded “despicable” by her ex husband.

Tabitha Nimes, 39, from Rhyl, North Wales, only sees her children once every six weeks since leaving them for a new life, having moved hundreds of miles away to Southampton to live with Colt Nimes, 32, who she has since married.

Her ex husband Peter Saunders, 47, was devastated by the breakdown of the marriage and left to care for the family alone but Tabitha insists that her children, the youngest of which is just 19 months, are better off without her and in a new interview has hit back at her critics.

In this week’s Closer magazine, Tabitha opens up for the first time about her shocking decision.

“I know everybody thinks I’m an awful mum but I walked out because Pete and I were arguing all the time; it wasn’t good for the children and it made them upset. Pete’s a good dad, they’re better off without me.”

“I was suffering from post-natal depression and had to get away. I know the little ones sometimes want their mum, but they seem to be getting on well. I want to see them more, but I don’t want to cause any more family arguments.”

“I wanted to lock myself away, but when I tried to tell Peter I wasn’t coping, he didn’t understand. I felt he was controlling. The relationship gradually broke down, and we started arguing about everything.”

I’m trying to do what’s best for them, while living my own life, too. I’m with Colt now and I love him.”

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Tabitha walked out on her children: Rhiannon, 18, Ben, 16, Jack, 14, Josh 13, Adam, 12, Blake 10, Rhys, nine, Lillie, seven, Peter Jnr, six, Aston, three, and Beth, 19 months and her son Matthew, 22, from a previous relationship, when Beth was just 12 weeks old.

“I didn’t want to go through a custody battle. I decided I needed a clean break and felt it was best for them too.

She soon began a relationship with Colt who she had kept in touch with after meeting in 2012 while doing some security work. “We started speaking on the phone,” she says. “He listened to me. We met up in Hastings and, shortly afterwards, shared our first kiss.”

The good mum and her new husband

The good mum and her new husband

Tabitha has now married Cole, who works as a security guard, ending her 18 year marriage to Peter, and rarely sees her children. “I miss the kids so much and felt so sad on Christmas Day, but I couldn’t face seeing Peter because I knew it would be difficult. The older kids were angry with me for leaving, too, and I didn’t want an argument. I sent cards and got the youngest two a new playmat, and sent money for the others. For their birthdays I send cards and money. I used to speak to them every day, but now it’s more like once a week.”

“Sometimes I think I’m a bad mum, but I wouldn’t change what I’ve done. I know my older kids are angry with me, but I love them all to pieces, even though I sometimes struggle to show it. I did this for them as well as for myself. I just hope they understand one day.”

Mrs. Nimes’ ex husband, Peter, a convicted drug dealer, discovered his wife had been cheating on him after finding text messages on her phone.

Initially, Mrs. Nimes took the two youngest children – Beth and Aston – with her, but they were returned to their father after she failed to attend a court hearing.

DCG

America, you’ve been Ducked

Actress who’s name rhymes with duck shows her true colors


Sandra Fluke (name rhymes with "duck")

Sandra Fluke (name rhymes with “duck”)

WND.COM

SANDRA FLUKE CAN’T AFFORD $9 BIRTH CONTROL, GIVES CAMPAIGN $100,000

Feminist’s massive cash infusion could have funded 925 years of contraceptives

by CHELSEA SCHILLING

Read more the article at http://www.wnd.com/2014/07/sandra-fluke-cant-afford-9-birth-control-gives-campaign-100000/#soFDlGhaYH1kYHtg.99


We could see this coming a mile away. So why the DUCK did the republicans fall for it? (rhetorical question, we all know the answer)