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  • Senior Sen. Inouye told Kirsten Gillibrand he liked his girls 'chubby,' report says

    09/22/2014 11:00:50 AM PDT · 2 of 28
    kabar to Menehune56

    And since he is dead, who can refute it?

  • The only way to beat our demographic crisis is to confront the Sexual Revolution

    09/22/2014 10:58:05 AM PDT · 50 of 55
    kabar to Mrs. Don-o
    Here's a question that just occurred to me: what accounts for the 25-45 age cohort bulging out in the projected 2060 census? That would seem to suggest a big uptick in fertility rate in births starting in 2015, but I don't see that. Or are they accounting for a surge in immigration starting in 2015?

    Recent immigration has had only a tiny impact on the nation’s age structure. If the nearly 14 million immigrants who arrived in 2000 or later are excluded, it raises the average age in the United States in 2010 from 37.4 years to 37.6 years — roughly two months.

    You can check out the Census Bureau data here--U.S. Census Bureau Projections Show a Slower Growing, Older, More Diverse Nation a Half Century from Now

    The ACS and CPS can be used to provide insight into the impact of immigration on the size of the U.S. population. Table 6 reports six different methods using the 2010 ACS and CPS to estimate the effect of immigration on U.S. population growth since the last census. The first column in the table shows that between April 2000 (the control data for the Census) and July 2010 (the control data for the ACS) the U.S. population grew 27.9 million. The first three rows of Table 6 use the number of immigrants who arrived in the United States in the last decade to estimate the impact of immigration on U.S. population growth. As already indicated, in 2010 13.9 million immigrants indicated that they had entered the country in 2000 or later. Because those who arrived in the first three months of 2000 should already have been counted in the 2000 census we reduce this figure by 390,000, or three months worth of new immigration, to account for those who arrived in the first quarter of 2000. It is reasonable to view the 13.47 million immigrants who arrived over this time period as the basis for estimating immigration’s effect on population growth because this flow reflects current U.S. immigration policy — both legal immigration and the level of resources devoted to controlling illegal immigration.

  • The only way to beat our demographic crisis is to confront the Sexual Revolution

    09/22/2014 8:45:33 AM PDT · 41 of 55
    kabar to ansel12
    America was still America and much more livable in 1970, our population was just fine, we were headed to becoming a more advance, larger Switzerland.

    In 1970 89% of the population was non-Hispanic white. The Immigration Act of 1965 changed our demography forever.

    The last 100 million people destroyed us as a nation, and turned us into a grubby bus stop of overcrowded cities and big government as our communities were destroyed, and we became a dog eat dog place of concrete and greed and short term gains and big city politics devoured states.

    Demography is destiny. Add to that the welfare state that was placed on hyper-drive under LBJ's Great Society. One out of every two Americans receives a check from the government.

    The 35.4 Percent: 109,631,000 on Welfare

    What did taxpayers give to the 109,631,000 — the 35.4 percent of the nation — getting welfare benefits at the end of 2012?

    82,679,000 of the welfare-takers lived in households where people were on Medicaid, said the Census Bureau. 51,471,000 were in households on food stamps. 22,526,000 were in the Women, Infants and Children program. 20,355,000 were in household on Supplemental Security Income. 13,267,000 lived in public housing or got housing subsidies. 5,442,000 got Temporary Assistance to Needy Families. 4,517,000 received other forms of federal cash assistance.

    But the 109,631,000 living in households taking federal welfare benefits as of the end of 2012, according to the Census Bureau, equaled 35.4 percent of all 309,467,000 people living in the United States at that time.

    When those receiving benefits from non-means-tested federal programs — such as Social Security, Medicare, unemployment and veterans benefits — were added to those taking welfare benefits, it turned out that 153,323,000 people were getting federal benefits of some type at the end of 2012.

  • The only way to beat our demographic crisis is to confront the Sexual Revolution

    09/22/2014 7:49:14 AM PDT · 32 of 55
    kabar to Mrs. Don-o
    One birth every 8 seconds

    One death every 13 seconds

    One international migrant (net) every 38 seconds

    Net gain of one person every 12 seconds

    So no matter what the overall USA fertility rate is NOW, we can confidently predict it is going to go up as the native-borns die off and the immigrants --- well, do the math. Particularly the multiplication.

    Do you dispute the census data below?

  • The only way to beat our demographic crisis is to confront the Sexual Revolution

    09/22/2014 7:45:11 AM PDT · 30 of 55
    kabar to Mrs. Don-o

    Immigrants and their US born children drive 80% of our population growth. We take in 1.1 million PERMANENT LEGAL IMMIGRANTS ANNUALLY.

  • The only way to beat our demographic crisis is to confront the Sexual Revolution

    09/22/2014 7:43:10 AM PDT · 27 of 55
    kabar to Jack Hydrazine
    As the US fertility rate decreases the population will continue to rise. Is that correct?

    According to the Census Bureau, we have a net gain of one person every 12 seconds. Do you challenge that estimate? Do you think the US has a declining population?

    According to the 2000 census, this country had 281 million people. We now have 319 million. In less than 15 years we have added 38 million people to our population equal to the population of our most populous state, California.

  • The only way to beat our demographic crisis is to confront the Sexual Revolution

    09/22/2014 7:34:53 AM PDT · 18 of 55
    kabar to Jack Hydrazine
  • The only way to beat our demographic crisis is to confront the Sexual Revolution

    09/22/2014 6:56:40 AM PDT · 4 of 55
    kabar to wagglebee
    We don't have a population problem. Since 1970 the US population has increased by 115 million. Since 2000 we have added 36 million. The nation’s total population will cross the 400 million mark in 2051, reaching 420.3 million in 2060.

  • You will be SHOCKED by what John Foust (D CAND, Virginia-10) said about his own voters!

    09/20/2014 11:29:05 AM PDT · 11 of 12
    kabar to randita
    Fairfax County has a welcoming policy towards illegal aliens. They are flooding the schools and ERs. There are 31,000 ESOL students out of a population of 181,000 students. One in four FCPS students receives free or subsidized meals in one of the richest counties in America. The current school budget is approaching $2.5 billion.

    I have owned a house in Fairfax County since 1979. Real estate values have soared but so have the taxes. And the tax revenues are actually declining.

  • Fiorenza: Anti-immigrant voices spread baseless myths (Refugee Industry Responds)

    09/20/2014 9:19:37 AM PDT · 4 of 12
    kabar to magna carta

    Anti-immigrant? How about the rule of law? What rights do those who flout our laws and enter illegally have? They aren’t immigrants, they are lawbreakers.

  • You will be SHOCKED by what John Foust (D CAND, Virginia-10) said about his own voters!

    09/20/2014 8:11:18 AM PDT · 7 of 12
    kabar to Reeses

    In 1990, 15% of the population of Fairfax County was foreign-born. Today, it is 30%. Couple that with the expansion of the federal government and the Beltway bandits it attracts, you have the formula for Dem domination. VA will soon be a solid blue state. North Carolina is not far behind.

  • You will be SHOCKED by what John Foust (D CAND, Virginia-10) said about his own voters!

    09/20/2014 7:09:29 AM PDT · 5 of 12
    kabar to HokieMom
    Not so fast. Comstock is by no means a shoo-in in this race. It is going to be very, very close. I live in the 10th District. Obama ran strong in this district in 2012. Romney won by just 1% and Obama won it in 2008 (before it was redistricted.)

    Comstock is a GOPe candidate who does not talk about issues like immigration. She is well-organized and well-funded. It remains to be seen if her vanilla strategy will win her the election. This is NoVA where Reps are becoming scarcer and scarcer. The Dems control everything. Foust has been a member of Fairfax County Board of Surpervisor for Dranesville, which includes a large part of the 10th District, since 2007.

    The Dems have targeted this seat, now held by Frank Wolf, the last GOP Congressman standing in NoVA.

  • World population may hit 11 billion by 2100

    09/19/2014 7:03:10 AM PDT · 29 of 41
    kabar to Sherman Logan

  • The NFL and Adrian Peterson: Stop the Smug Media Sermons on Corporal Punishment

    09/18/2014 9:35:06 PM PDT · 26 of 26
    kabar to Williams
    AP is suspended with salary. RR will keep his $25 million salary. These are multi-millionaires, not some guy who lost his job at McDonalds.

    The NFL has protecting these thugs who more often than not escape the punishment that you or I would receive if we did the same thing.

    There is no doubt the liberals want to destroy football, which they are doing bit by bit. Many of the owners are Dems who provide money to the DNC. Rooney is one of the prime examples as is the so-called Rooney Rule.

    I predict that the NFL will decline in popularity as the demography of this country changes. We have 45 million foreign born in this country compared to 9.7 million in 1970. In a decade there will be 60 million. Soccer will eventually replace football. As Obama said, if he had a son, he wouldn't allow him to play football.

  • The NFL and Adrian Peterson: Stop the Smug Media Sermons on Corporal Punishment

    09/18/2014 8:13:16 AM PDT · 16 of 26
    kabar to dfwgator

    And well they should. He who pays the piper calls the tune.

  • The NFL and Adrian Peterson: Stop the Smug Media Sermons on Corporal Punishment

    09/18/2014 8:11:09 AM PDT · 14 of 26
    kabar to Williams
    As for the NFL I think it’s barely their business, and it’s really upsetting that people think it’s appropriate to destroy these people’s incomes so their families (the victims) will suffer.

    Surely you jest. Of course it is the NFL's and the owner's business. Peterson is an employee whose conduct reflects poorly on the enterprise. No doubt his contract has a moral's clause. When you violate the conditions of employment, the employer has the right to discipline or fire you.

    Where did this idea come from that it is in any way good to stop a domestic abuser from having a job?

    Peterson can apply for any job he wants. His present employer can deem him a liability and fire him. Why should the employer tolerate someone who tarnishes their product?

  • The NFL and Adrian Peterson: Stop the Smug Media Sermons on Corporal Punishment

    09/18/2014 7:13:54 AM PDT · 9 of 26
    kabar to ScottinVA
    Peterson is known to have fathered at least five children with three different women, all out of wedlock (he just married one of the mothers this summer) and may have as many as seven kids, another of the mothers, a former exotic dancer, told TMZ last year.

    Last year, Peterson was showered with sympathy after one of his children, a 2-year-old boy, was killed, allegedly at the hands of the mother's boyfriend. Peterson visited the child, who was on life support.

    "I'm going to miss him," he told ESPN. "I kept telling him, 'I'm sorry.' "

    We then discovered that Peterson only learned of the child's existence a few weeks earlier. And what was too insensitive to say then should be said now: How much could you miss him? And how might that tragedy not have happened if you'd been in the child's life the way a father should be?

  • The NFL and Adrian Peterson: Stop the Smug Media Sermons on Corporal Punishment

    09/18/2014 7:08:49 AM PDT · 7 of 26
    kabar to stormer
    Couldn't agree more. We are talking about a four year old. Peterson is a huge, powerful man.

  • Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low

    09/17/2014 11:31:29 AM PDT · 4 of 20
    kabar to John W

    Helps the Dems for the midterms.

  • Hearing on 2012 Benghazi Consulate Attacks [9/17/2014 - 10:00 AM]

    09/17/2014 9:56:17 AM PDT · 199 of 258
    kabar to butterdezillion

    Right, we were helping the rebels defeat Ghadaffi. The rebels then murdered our personnel in Benghazi.

  • Hearing on 2012 Benghazi Consulate Attacks [9/17/2014 - 10:00 AM]

    09/17/2014 9:54:20 AM PDT · 197 of 258
    kabar to butterdezillion

    Process the war against Ghadaffi vice Benghazi.

  • Hearing on 2012 Benghazi Consulate Attacks [9/17/2014 - 10:00 AM]

    09/17/2014 9:50:10 AM PDT · 188 of 258
    kabar to butterdezillion
    the question if our reason for being there was above-board is why were we there BEFORE it was secure

    Benghazi was the informal capital of the revolution. We sent Americans in to Benghazi to process the war against Benghazi. Obama said we must get involved to prevent a genocide as Ghadaffi's troops headed towards Benghazi.

  • Hearing on 2012 Benghazi Consulate Attacks [9/17/2014 - 10:00 AM]

    09/17/2014 9:46:36 AM PDT · 182 of 258
    kabar to struggle
    The fact is that Stephens was living in Tripoli and visited Benghazi. The people who were assigned to Benghazi were at risk.

    I find it interesting that Gregg Starr mentioned that we were in danger of losing the eastern part of Libya. The reality was that the revolution started in eastern Libya. Benghazi was the base for the rebels. We funneled aid to the rebels thru Benghazi. One would think that Benghazi would be a big supporter of the US, not a potential enemy. Of course we now know the rebels were/are affiliated with AQ.

  • Hearing on 2012 Benghazi Consulate Attacks [9/17/2014 - 10:00 AM]

    09/17/2014 9:36:11 AM PDT · 171 of 258
    kabar to Whenifhow

    We should never station people in countries where the host country government cannot protect them. We should never have been in Benghazi given the lack of host government protection.

  • Hearing on 2012 Benghazi Consulate Attacks [9/17/2014 - 10:00 AM]

    09/17/2014 8:39:42 AM PDT · 137 of 258
    kabar to FR_addict
    Here comes Kiel, the voice of truth. He criticizes the Departments risk management process.

    I still go back to the position that we should never have been there in Benghazi because the host government could not be relied on for protection.

  • Hearing on 2012 Benghazi Consulate Attacks [9/17/2014 - 10:00 AM]

    09/17/2014 8:36:50 AM PDT · 135 of 258
    kabar to morphing libertarian

    Could be. You can never really depend on the local guards who don’t have the same level of commitment about risking their lives to protect Americans. However, someone like Blackwater was a different case. They are more expensive but certainly better qualified. They present their own problems that involve diplomatic immunity and misconduct.

  • Hearing on 2012 Benghazi Consulate Attacks [9/17/2014 - 10:00 AM]

    09/17/2014 8:33:02 AM PDT · 132 of 258
    kabar to Whenifhow

    It is always a sensitive issue as to who gets these contracts. There may be some questions about how this particular contractor was selected.

  • Hearing on 2012 Benghazi Consulate Attacks [9/17/2014 - 10:00 AM]

    09/17/2014 8:30:22 AM PDT · 129 of 258
    kabar to exit82

    Listen to Kiel who is not operating under the same kind of constraints that Greg Starr is. Greg has to be the Department guy. I notice that Kiel, whom I don’t know personally, is far more aggressive and angry. They should be questioning him more.

  • Hearing on 2012 Benghazi Consulate Attacks [9/17/2014 - 10:00 AM]

    09/17/2014 8:27:39 AM PDT · 127 of 258
    kabar to W.Lee

    Agree. You start at the bottom nailing down the facts and then work your way up to the top. I trust Gowdy to do a good job. So far very little politics involved in this hearing, which is good. It will get more politically as we get over the target.

  • Hearing on 2012 Benghazi Consulate Attacks [9/17/2014 - 10:00 AM]

    09/17/2014 8:25:51 AM PDT · 121 of 258
    kabar to FR_addict

    They are already trying to destroy their credibility. However, it is being overly dramatic to say their lives are in danger.

  • Hearing on 2012 Benghazi Consulate Attacks [9/17/2014 - 10:00 AM]

    09/17/2014 8:24:17 AM PDT · 118 of 258
    kabar to morphing libertarian

    I should add that we do hire local guards for the exterior of the facility, but they are no match for a large scale attack. They are really trip wires for an external threat. Sometimes they are armed, sometimes not.

  • Hearing on 2012 Benghazi Consulate Attacks [9/17/2014 - 10:00 AM]

    09/17/2014 8:22:32 AM PDT · 115 of 258
    kabar to txhurl
    How can Gowdy help Maxwell prove his accusation of shredding in the basement that weekend?

    By providing the names of the people he saw doing the review. Mills and Sullivan have been named, but career people were also involved. They need to be deposed.

  • Hearing on 2012 Benghazi Consulate Attacks [9/17/2014 - 10:00 AM]

    09/17/2014 8:19:50 AM PDT · 110 of 258
    kabar to FR_addict

    No, not at this hearing. Hillary will become more of the subject after the midterms. Probably around the time she declares she is running for President. Timing is everything.

  • Hearing on 2012 Benghazi Consulate Attacks [9/17/2014 - 10:00 AM]

    09/17/2014 8:18:25 AM PDT · 108 of 258
    kabar to morphing libertarian
    The host government is responsible for external security outside the embassy wall. The marines usually have responsibility for the inside. Most embassies have 9-11 marines. After 9-11 I think Pakistan increased to 22. So there is some responsibility for marines to provide protection

    I know how it works having worked at Embassies as the Management Officer. The RSO reported to me and the RSO supervises the MSG Detachment. The Marines are there primarily to protect classified information. They can provide limited personnel protection until the host government forces arrive.

    The size of the MSG depends on a number of factors. Risk, the number of internal MSG posts, etc. will govern size. The minimum used to be 6.

  • Hearing on 2012 Benghazi Consulate Attacks [9/17/2014 - 10:00 AM]

    09/17/2014 8:12:26 AM PDT · 97 of 258
    kabar to Mathews

    No, I was an FSO.

  • Hearing on 2012 Benghazi Consulate Attacks [9/17/2014 - 10:00 AM]

    09/17/2014 8:09:02 AM PDT · 94 of 258
    kabar to CivilWarBrewing

    I was at our Embassy in Tehran when we got overrun on February 14, 1979. We should have evacuated the Embassy long before that. We had to fight to get our dependents evacuated just a week before that.

  • Hearing on 2012 Benghazi Consulate Attacks [9/17/2014 - 10:00 AM]

    09/17/2014 8:07:10 AM PDT · 91 of 258
    kabar to rainee
    Process is important to lay the foundation for what happened. One thing that has been yet to be said is that the cardinal rule for stationing our people abroad should be that no American should be at a post unless we are assured that the host government can defend us. Ultimately, the host government is responsible for the security of our people.

    We know that the post communicated to the Department that they could not depend on the host government for protection. That alone should have mandated the closure of the post.

  • Hearing on 2012 Benghazi Consulate Attacks [9/17/2014 - 10:00 AM]

    09/17/2014 8:00:02 AM PDT · 88 of 258
    kabar to FR_addict

    The Reps have set their sights on 2016. They are using the hearings to destroy Hillary.

  • Hearing on 2012 Benghazi Consulate Attacks [9/17/2014 - 10:00 AM]

    09/17/2014 7:58:43 AM PDT · 87 of 258
    kabar to dforest

    You shouldn’t turn it off. This will build the foundation for the rest of the hearings. Of course, it is more interesting to me because I have know the people involved having worked with them.

  • Hearing on 2012 Benghazi Consulate Attacks [9/17/2014 - 10:00 AM]

    09/17/2014 7:56:53 AM PDT · 86 of 258
    kabar to exit82
    Kiel and Sullivan are recommending that the DAS for Security should be reporting directly to the SECSTATE level, rather than thru the Under Secretary for Management. Raising the level of security helps raise the importance of security.

    Kiel is the best guy on the panel. I have worked with Greg Starr who is also a good guy. But Kiel is the truth teller.

  • Europe goes back to the Middle Ages: Map shows how patchwork continent would look if every

    09/17/2014 7:53:42 AM PDT · 21 of 34
    kabar to C19fan
    For those who think that culture, language, and borders don't matter, they should look at Europe and the rest of the world.

    Our political class ignores what mass immigration, legal and illegal, will do to the US. They preach multiculturalism and diversity as strengths. The reality is that we are destroying the fabric of this country that will lead eventually to Balkanzation along racial, ethnic, linguistic, and cultural lines.

    In 1970 one in 21 was foreign born; today, it is one in 8, the highest in 90 years; and within a decade it will be one in 7, the highest in our history.

  • Hearing on 2012 Benghazi Consulate Attacks [9/17/2014 - 10:00 AM]

    09/17/2014 7:26:07 AM PDT · 51 of 258
    kabar to dforest

    I agree with McCarthy. This is just a recitation of how much has been accomplished in terms of security since Benghazi.

  • Number of Americans Without Health Insurance Falls, Survey Shows

    09/16/2014 9:49:31 PM PDT · 26 of 34
    kabar to backpacker_c

    In fiscal 2013, the year before the health insurance exchanges opened, the federal government spent $265 billion on Medicaid, according to CBO. This year, fiscal 2014, the first year that the exchanges will be in operation, the federal government will spend $305 billion on Medicaid. By 2023, the tenth year that the Obamacare exchanges will be in operation, Medicaid will cost the federal government $539 billion—more than double the $265 billion it cost in 2013.

    By 2024, the last year in the CBO estimates, Medicaid spending will climb to $570 billion.

  • Number of Americans Without Health Insurance Falls, Survey Shows

    09/16/2014 9:47:11 PM PDT · 25 of 34
    kabar to Lorianne

    Just 41 million without health insurance. LOL.

  • US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola danger zone as Obama administration shuffles mission in Africa

    09/16/2014 6:53:56 PM PDT · 168 of 187
    kabar to ladyjane

    I was at sea for 63 days during a deploymnent. I managed to survive without sex.

  • US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola danger zone as Obama administration shuffles mission in Africa

    09/16/2014 6:01:50 PM PDT · 161 of 187
    kabar to ansel12
    I answered your questions with facts. You have yet to answer any of mine. How many Army personnel are involved in infectious disease control? What is the budget for those activities?

    You are the one who doesn't read or at least comprehend. This is not a competition between the Army and the CDC. They are on the same team. What the Hell is wrong with you?

  • US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola danger zone as Obama administration shuffles mission in Africa

    09/16/2014 5:57:31 PM PDT · 160 of 187
    kabar to ladyjane
    Really? I have a big problem with sending the military there.

    Who will provide the logistics support for this initiative if the military doesn't participate?

    First of all, it's not their job. Their job is to protect our borders and our citizens.

    Don't you think containing the Ebola epidemic to West Africa protects our citizens and national security?

    Plus - are these military going to be held in quarantine for 7 months? That is how long the virus apparently lives in sperm. Are we going to ask these people to be celibate for 7 months?

    What is the source of that assertion? I just watched the Congressional Hearings on Ebola and one of the American doctors who survived the disease, Dr. Kent Brantly, said he was evaluated as being disease free. Other medical authorities who were on the panels never mentioned any such lingering remnants of the disease. i.e., for 7 months.

    According to the WHO, people are infectious as long as their blood and secretions contain the virus. For this reason, infected patients receive close monitoring from medical professionals and receive laboratory tests to ensure the virus is no longer circulating in their systems before they return home. When the medical professionals determine it is okay for the patient to return home, they are no longer infectious and cannot infect anyone else in their communities. Men who have recovered from the illness can still spread the virus to their partner through their semen for up to 7 weeks after recovery. For this reason, it is important for men to avoid sexual intercourse for at least 7 weeks after recovery or to wear condoms if having sexual intercourse during 7 weeks after recovery.

    Ebola virus was isolated from semen 61 days after onset of illness in a man who was infected in a laboratory. The incubation period, that is, the time interval from infection with the virus to onset of symptoms, is 2 to 21 days. The disease lasts about two weeks. You either die or survive during that period.

  • US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola danger zone as Obama administration shuffles mission in Africa

    09/16/2014 5:42:17 PM PDT · 158 of 187
    kabar to ansel12
    Actually for the relevant areas to this discussion, the military seems to be vastly more involved directly, in complexity and internationally.

    Not in terms of medical research and epidemiology. It is not even close.

    CDC has more than 15,000 employees in nearly 170 occupations. The field staff is assigned to all 50 states and more than 50 countries. CDC’s FY2014 budget is $11.3 billion.

    The CDC is mostly focused on the U.S. and almost all of their budget goes to issues unrelated to this whereas the military focuses on it.

    What is the military budget for infectious disease control and the staffing size?

    Did you find that list of huge international operations that the CDC leads?

    The Center for Global Health is the part of CDC that deals in international cooperation. The scope and intensity of global health challenges ensures that no single country or agency can work alone to meet them. To contribute to shared global health objectives, CDC works in close partnership with a wide array of international agencies and institutions to shape global health policies and to fund, implement, and evaluate programs. CDC's partnerships with international and multinational organizations include the World Health Organization and its regional offices, other United Nations agencies (such as UNICEF and affiliated agencies (such as the United Nations FoundationExternal Web Site Icon), the World Bank, other federal agencies within the U.S. Government, private foundations, universities, and global health organizations.

    CDC's global health partners include the following:

    The World Health Organization (WHO) is the leading United Nations institution charged with determining global health policy. CDC contributes to WHO's efforts through the secondment of CDC staff to strategic posts within the WHO structure, with special attention to the WHO Regional Offices (e.g. PAHO, AFRO), and through grants to support specific programs of global importance, such as polio eradication and surveillance for emerging diseases. In addition, a number of WHO Collaborative Centers are based within CDC, sharing staff, research initiatives, and publications for use by the global health community.

    The World Bank is the leading institution for investments in health and development and thus plays a critical role in shaping global health policy. Other regional development banks may provide new opportunities to address specific global health issues in the future. CDC has had assignees at the Bank since 1997.

    The United Nations Foundation (UNF), with an annual endowment of $100 million, provides financial support to United Nations agencies for projects in the areas of child health, population, women's health, and the environment. CDC collaborates on policy and technical issues, helping to shape the UNF's health agenda in the developing world. (A CDC staff member is assigned to UNF.)

    UNICEF, a key partner in child health initiatives, has been a particularly critical ally in CDC's global immunization activities. As the final phase of the global campaign against polio approaches, UNICEF collaboration will continue to be a critical element as CDC and its partners achieve the goal of eradication.

    Within the U.S. government, the United States Agency for International Development(USAID) has had a longstanding relationship with CDC to support common global health objectives. The Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Global Health Affairs coordinates global health policy for the Department, providing opportunities to CDC, as well as relying on its technical resources. Several CDC staff members are assigned to USAID to work on these collaborative initiatives. The Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) serves as the locus for inter-agency collaborations in global health. The U.S. Department of State(DOS) is a crucial partner in carrying out CDC's overseas programs and activities. DOS is responsible for assuring that all U.S. Government overseas programs and activities are consistent with the overall goals and objectives of U.S. foreign policy. Through its embassies and diplomatic corps around the world, the Department offers protection and support for agency personnel on long- and short-term assignments.

    In the private sector, several U.S. foundations demonstrate an interest in global health issues and projects by supporting programming in areas important to CDC. For example, the Rockefeller Foundation, with the help of consultants trained in the CDC EIS program, implemented the Public Health Schools Without Walls program, which shares the mission and competency-based field epidemiology training approach used by the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP). The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently has given high priority to its global health programs. Its areas of emphasis, including vaccine delivery, maternal mortality reduction, malaria, and TB are aligned with CDC's interests, leading to many collaborative efforts. Rotary International Icon supports the efforts of CDC and other global partners to add polio to the list of diseases eradicated from the world - a goal that is within reach.

    Many U.S.-based international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are actively engaged in international health projects. The relief agency CARE, for example, participates in a joint CARE-CDC Health Initiative(CCHI), which makes best use of CDC's technical and scientific expertise and CARE's on-the-ground capabilities to address critical health issues in countries around the world. The eradication of Guinea worm and the prevention of river blindness throughout the world tops the Atlanta-based Carter Center's list of global health concerns. Through The Carter Center's efforts, community-based intervention programs primarily in Africa have greatly reduced the burden of these diseases among some of the world's poorest people. Combining forces with the CDC, WHO, UNICEF and others, The Carter Center helps make the idea of public-private partnership in global health a reality.

    Launched in February 2001, the Measles Initiative is a long-term commitment to control measles deaths in Africa by vaccinating 200 million children and preventing 1.2 million deaths over five years. Leading this effort is the American Red Cross, United Nations Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the World Health Organization (WHO.) Other key players in the fight against measles include the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and countries and governments affected by measles. While the Measles Initiative is focused in Africa where the majority of measles-related deaths occur, partners also work on a wide-range of health initiatives around the world, including measles control and other vaccination services outside of Africa.

  • US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola danger zone as Obama administration shuffles mission in Africa

    09/16/2014 3:31:05 PM PDT · 151 of 187
    kabar to ansel12
    LOL. You are obsessed. I never asserted that the Army wasn't engaged in studying infectious diseases. They act on behalf of the armed services in order to protect against biological warfare. They have a much more limited mission than CDC.

    CDC has a broader mission and more people engaged in research.

  • Live Blogging #KSSEN Taylor v. Kobach: Analysis

    09/16/2014 3:14:20 PM PDT · 7 of 10
    kabar to DoodleDawg

    How can they force the Dems to put someone else on the ballot? Senator Sessions is running unopposed in AL.