Sunday, October 26, 2014

ER doctor on Ebola: "I think I might just call in sick."



I’ve been walking the earth for a half a century, so I’m sure I’ve picked up a bit along the way. I know the Gettysburg Address by heart. I can recite all the presidents. I can taste the difference between Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi, and I’m fairly certain I can tell you the starting lineup from the 1976 Cincinnati Reds. But if you ask me if I’m worried about Ebola, if our hospital is ready or if our nurses and staff are up to the challenge, chances are you will probably hear me say this:

“Hell if I know.”

I have been practicing emergency medicine for more than 20 years and I’ve seen close to 100,000 patients. I’ve written a few books, published some papers, lectured a bunch of times, pissed off about 10,000 soccer moms when I wrote an article telling them their kids weren’t playing the pros. I once even testified in front of a congressional sub-committee on hospital disaster preparedness. I’m still beating myself for at least not stealing a pen, but it was part of my duty as the physician director of mass casualty preparedness for our emergency department.

So you would think if anyone in the emergency department trenches would be versed as to how this Ebola scare will unfold, if it will spread, what to expect, how to diagnose, screen, protect and treat, then I suppose it would be me.

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Quarantined Ebola Worker, Kaci Hickox, Speaks To Media: “this is inhumane”… “to put me through this stress is completely unacceptable”…

Via Susan

Initially we were on the fence about being able to identify her political ideology. Not any longer.

She’s a clear cut typical progressive democrat.

The logic she uses to protest against the quarantine identifies her as clearly a Democrat.

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'Nothing is Being Done to Make Our Own Countries Safe'


Via comment by Sioux on Suspicious Canada Shooting Triggers ‘Minority Repo...

I am sitting with Geert Wilders, leader of the Netherlands’ Party for Freedom, and the news has just flashed that Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the Canadian convert to Islam who terrorized Ottawa on Wednesday, had previously had his passport lifted by the Canadian government as an officially designated “high-risk traveller.” 

That means that before Zehaf-Bibeau put a bullet through the heart of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, a young reservist standing guard with an unloaded rifle at the Canadian war memorial, and before Zehaf-Bibeau rushed into parliament where, thankfully, he was gunned down by security before he could murder again, Canadian authorities had already identified him as someone likely to join the jihad in the Middle East. In fact, so likely was Zehaf-Bibeau to join a jihadist group such as ISIS that Canada did what many Western governments are now doing in the name of counter-terrorism: they took Zehaf-Bibeau’s passport away.

“That’s the same as the other one!” Wilders notes energetically, referring to Martin Couture-Rouleau, also an Islamic convert and “high-risk traveller,” who drove his car into two Canadian soldiers in Quebec earlier in the week, killing Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent. Couture-Rouleau, who was shot dead at the scene of his crime, had had his passport taken from him in July when he was arrested at the airport before he could travel to Turkey.

In other words, but for good Canadian police work, it looks as if both of these Islam-inspired murderers would have left Canada and disappeared into the bloody maw of the Islamic State. Phew -- that was close?

No, that was insane. Such a policy, which the Dutch government also follows, frustrates Geert Wilders to no end.

“Let them leave,” says Wilders.

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D’Souza continues film work amid federal sentence: Releasing DVD while preparing for 2016 feature


Even as he serves an eight-month sentence at a community confinement center in San Diego and is barred from traveling outside the county, filmmaker and bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza is set to release for digital formats his anti-Obama film “America: Imagine the World Without Her” and continues to secure financing for a 2016 film.

“America” earned $14 million at the box office, making it the No. 6 political documentary of all time, and will be released Tuesday on DVD, Blu-ray and streaming. The new release will have more than 40 minutes of additional footage, including interviews with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; former POW John Fer; liberal activist Ward Churchill; and conservative activist and WND columnist Star Parker.

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Suspicious Canada Shooting Triggers ‘Minority Report’ Pre-Crime Plans for ‘Preventive Arrests’


On Wednesday, just two days after a “radicalized” man ran over two Canadian soldiers in a mall parking lot, a gunmen opened fire at Canada’s National War Memorial and at Parliament Hill, killing one soldier and wounding a security guard. He was later killed by an armed guard.

Within less than two days, rhetoric has risen unusually high for Canada in the wake of what have been called “terror attacks,” bringing terrorism home along with fresh demands for new police powers.

This time, the new powers would include ‘preventive arrests,’ potentially taking the country down the slippery slope of guilty-until-proven innocent authoritarian policies.

Via CBC News:

You're So Fine

Kobani Kurds repel Isis assault on strategically vital border post
A Kurdish woman fighting Islamic State militants carried out a suicide bomb attack to slow their advance on a besieged Syrian town, it was claimed today. Deilar Kanj Khamis, known by the nom de guerre Arin Mirkan, blew herself up at an IS position east of the border town, killing ten jihadists.


ISIS beheads 3 Kurdish female fighters

Above two dated. I wish I had the chance to pay the degenerate back.


Islamist militants tried overnight to seize a border post in Kobani, Syria, on the frontier with Turkey but were repulsed by Kurdish fighters, a monitoring group said.

Islamic State (Isis) fighters have been trying to capture the town, known as Ayn al-Arab in Arabic, for over a month, pressing their assault despite US-led air strikes on their positions and the deaths of hundreds of their fighters.

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said on Sunday it had confirmed that 815 people had been killed in the fighting for the town over the past 40 days, more than half of them Isis fighters.

Idris Nassan, a local Kurdish official, said Islamic State fighters had shelled Kobani’s border gate on Saturday night but Kurdish fighters had pushed them back in the south and west.

“Of course they will try again tonight. Last night they brought new reinforcements, new supplies, and they are pushing hard,” he said.

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The criminalization of Christianity is here


Kahnh Huynh knows something about living under in a society devoid of freedom of religion, speech and association.

He was one of millions in Communist Vietnam who fled the police state in rickety boats, sent to re-education prison camps for his Christian faith or political views or was killed for opposing totalitarianism.

In Kahnh’s case, he risked his life for a chance he and his children could live free in America.
“We could not express our freedom of religion and belief,” he told WND. “We paid … to come to our country (the U.S.), that recognizes human rights of speech and religion.”

Today, Kahnh is a U.S. citizen and Christian pastor whose sermons and communications about homosexuality are being subpoenaed by the lesbian mayor of Houston under the city’s “non-discrimination” law Mayor Annise Parker says was all about her.

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The Only Issue That Matters by Robert Gore

Via Michael via WRSA

The most radical idea in human history is that might does not make right. For centuries the contrary tenet has held brutal sway. History book are chronicles of rulers and ruled, conquests, empires, and inevitably, failure and collapse. If people’s histories had been written by the forerunners of Howard Zinn, they would have detailed lives of subjugation and misery. The common folks were fodder for their rulers, who exercised first claim on their lives and property. The only checks on power were the occasional insurrection or military defeat, but the new boss was usually the same as the old boss.

Ferguson “Peaceful” Protesters Attack Young White Boy in Street

Via Angry Mike

 white boy ferguson

Was Nationalism Sold To the Country As Federalism?

Via Billy

It seems that, under the Articles of Confederation, there were states rights, as each state was considered sovereign and independent. However, with the ratification of the new constitution, that seems to have disappeared. Historian Clarence Carson has noted that, regarding the Articles of Confederation: “This bent, or tradition can be traced to many sources. Americans were, above all, a people of the book–the written word–the Bible. There was the Puritan idea, too, of the Covenant, an agreement between man and man and between man and God…Colonists had drawn their own political agreements, such as the Mayflower Compact and the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut…Once the colonies had broken away from England, the only historical allegiances that remained were to the states and localities…At any rate, there should be no doubt that the government of the United States under the Articles of Confederation was brought into being by the states.”

10-Year-Old Girl Proves Kids With Guns Does Not Always End In Tragedy



After the tragic incident where a 9-year-old girl accidentally killed her range instructor with an Uzi in Arizona, there were a series of stories debating the presence of kids at gun ranges. As an avid shooter, I see young kids at my range all the time, spending quality time with Dad (sometimes Mom too) learning basic gun safety and how to shoot properly. Kids learning how to shoot is quite common in America–and they don’t always end in tragedy.

Case in point: meet 10-year-old Shyanne Roberts from New Jersey, who is a competitive shooter that practices 15 hours a week. By the way, that’s the minimum amount of time she spends at the range (via CNN):

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Audit: DHS pandemic supplies expired

Via avordvet


A new audit has found major gaps in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) preparations for viral pandemics like Ebola: many of the supplies purchased by the government are expired.

Officials have spent millions to stockpile medical supplies since 2006 without knowing exactly what to buy or how they would be used, DHS Inspector General John Roth said Friday. The agency also failed to track the supplies it did purchase.

“We could not determine the basis for DHS’s decisions,” Roth told a panel of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee as he presented the 43-page report.

DHS, which is one of the agencies leading the response to Ebola, has “no assurance” that it has enough protective gear or antiviral medications or that its supplies remain effective, Roth said.

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Saudi Arabia's big discounts on oil is political manipulation

 The surplus of oil on the world market is a temporary phenomenon

The surplus of oil on the world market is a temporary phenomenon, Vice President of Russian oil giant Rosneft Mikhail Leontyev said Sunday.

"The current price dynamic, which has been developing for the last few months, may not reflect the objective trend," Leontyev told the Russkaya Sluzhba Novostei radio.

"Prices can be manipulative. First of all, Saudi Arabia has begun making big discounts on oil. This is political manipulation, and Saudi Arabia is being manipulated, which could end badly. The second factor is the stolen ISIL [Islamic State] oil, which reaches the market through Turkey and Israel with a triple discount. It is not much, but it is stolen, so it is cheap," the Rosneft vice president said.

NC: Immigration activists launch billboard campaign to bash Sen. Kay Hagan

 Though Sen. Kay Hagan, North Carolina Democrat, voted last year for the Senate bill that would have legalized most illegal immigrants, the North Carolina Dream Team, a group of "dreamers," young adult immigrants who were brought to the country illegally, said the rest of her record makes her unworthy of Hispanic votes. (Associated Press)

Democrat Kay Hagan’s record under scrutiny in tight N.C. Senate race against Republican Thom Tillis
Immigrant rights advocates unveiled a campaign billboard in North Carolina on Thursday attacking Democratic Sen. Kay R. Hagan for being too strict on illegal immigrants, raising questions of how Hispanic voters will approach this year’s elections.

Though Ms. Hagan voted last year for the Senate bill that would have legalized most illegal immigrants, the North Carolina Dream Team, a group of “dreamers,” young adult immigrants who were brought to the country illegally, said the rest of her record makes her unworthy of Hispanic votes.

How to Charge Your Phone with 9v Battery

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Fewer Than 1 in 5 Colleges Require a US History Course



Of the 1,098 American colleges and universities studied for a new report, just 23 received the highest grade for the diversity of subjects students are required to take to receive a degree.

The sixth annual "What Will They Learn?" report was compiled by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA), a nonprofit organization that advocates for accountability at U.S. institutions of higher education.

Faring worst among seven core subjects the ACTA believes should be included in a student's curriculum was economics, with only 3 percent of colleges requiring students to take at least one course in the subject.

Only 18 percent of colleges require a course in American history or government.

Just 13 percent of colleges require students to take at least three semesters in a foreign language or two semesters in each of two ancient languages; at taxpayer-supported public universities, that figure falls to only 8 percent of students.

According to the ACTA, 38 percent of colleges require a course in literature, 60 percent require a college-level math course, 83 percent require composition, and 87 percent require a science course.

"No 18-year-old, even the brightest, should be given the task of determining which combinations of courses comprise a comprehensive education," the report states.

The ACTA gave a college an A grade if it requires at least six of those seven core subjects; a B for four or five subjects; a C for three subjects; a D for two subjects, and an F for zero or one subject.

While only 23 colleges or 2.1 percent received an A — including the service academies — 98 received an F. ACTA awarded a B to 389 colleges, a C to 329, and a D to 259.

Among the colleges receiving an F is Vassar College in New York, which costs more than $47,000 a year in tuition and fees. The U.S. Air Force Academy, which is free, received an A.

Baylor University in Texas got an A, while another Texas school, Rice University ($38,000 a year), got an F.

One Ivy League school, Brown University, got an F.

The paucity of required courses in U.S. history and government is reflected in surveys commissioned by the ACTA, which found that 62 percent of American college graduates — yes, graduates — did not know that U.S. congressmen serve two-year terms.

The ACTA also reported that 39 percent did not know that Franklin Roosevelt was president during World War II, one-third did not know that FDR spearheaded the New Deal, and more than three in five did not know he was elected four times.

New Company Practices Virtual Eugenics

Via Ryan

GenePeeks aids parents in their quest for healthier babies by reducing the odds of structural or genetic birth defects.

 Childbearing is a lottery. The good news is that most babies are winners who are born without major structural or genetic birth defects. But wouldn't it be good to stack the odds further in favor of having a healthy baby?

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