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  • Holder: Failure to Pass Gun Control Is My Biggest Failure

    10/20/2014 6:58:18 PM PDT · 54 of 75
    Rome2000 to vpintheak

    This degenerate marxist scumbag did however break numerous laws while in office and thinks he is going to get off scot free.

    He has no immunity, the next DOJ has the power to crucify this racist bastard, hope they decide to take him down as an example.

  • Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard indicted on 23 felony corruption charges by Lee County Grand Jury

    10/20/2014 3:13:21 PM PDT · 26 of 56
    Rome2000 to Dacula

    Is there a single Republican Governor in the entire country with the brains and ruthlessness to completely destroy the democrat party in his own state?

    Put these communist bastards in jail, bankrupt them , send them into hiding, do SOMETHING for Gods sake.

  • Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard indicted on 23 felony corruption charges by Lee County Grand Jury

    10/20/2014 3:10:38 PM PDT · 22 of 56
    Rome2000 to driftdiver

    Using the legal system as a political hit squad is a one way street, beneath the blue bloods and country clubbers running the GOP.

    God help the marxist sons of bitches that call themselves Democrats if the REAL right ever gets hold of power.

  • Thousands In New York To Protest Death of Klinghoffer Opera

    10/19/2014 11:29:48 PM PDT · 8 of 45
    Rome2000 to saintgermaine

    About 45% of the American population are mentally challenged idiots.

    We are surrounded by them.

  • At Rallies, Obama Casts 2014 as Key for His Legacy [Says: Republicans "Living In The 1950s.."]

    10/19/2014 11:24:37 PM PDT · 16 of 39
    Rome2000 to Steelfish

    I really have no idea what this maniac is talking about.

    The only thing I know for sure is the parasites need to be disenfranchised ASAP so they will stop electing dangerous marxist imbeciles

  • Democrats who run from Obama take a risk

    10/18/2014 9:47:44 PM PDT · 7 of 17
    Rome2000 to 2ndDivisionVet

    The communist lesbian has spoken.

    Her ilk will be dealt with

    Times are changing

  • Obama DHS Expediting Visa Requests From Ebola-Infected Countries

    10/18/2014 9:14:12 PM PDT · 35 of 36
    Rome2000 to gwgn02

    WW Z
    The CPUSA is all in

  • Grimes radio ad claims McConnell is working to take away voting rights [race card]

    10/17/2014 1:32:43 PM PDT · 20 of 31
    Rome2000 to Republican Wildcat

    If only it were true!

    The right should be working to disenfranchise the parasite class by any means necessary

  • Trigger warning please': National Review’s Lena Dunham cover ‘makes me want to die’

    10/16/2014 6:29:19 PM PDT · 21 of 63
    Rome2000 to MAKOTHEDOG

    Not going to disparage her, just appreciate the warning, I’ll be ready when I fire up the Kindle.

  • Got an Email from the Republican Party chastising me for not giving.

    10/16/2014 6:23:19 PM PDT · 24 of 58
    Rome2000 to DH

    Are you cereal?

    Whoever sent this to you needs to be hunted down like a rabid dog, then injected with Ebola.

    As should the entire RNC.

  • Video: Jay Carney breaks with White House over Ebola travel restrictions

    10/16/2014 4:58:42 PM PDT · 7 of 8
    Rome2000 to SeekAndFind

    In other words, 40% of the people we come in contact with everyday are imbeciles.

    Something needs to be done about them.

    They are screwing up the country.

  • Pelosi demands hearing on Ebola funding

    10/16/2014 4:55:51 PM PDT · 21 of 39
    Rome2000 to Oldeconomybuyer

    Pelosi needs to be exposed to Ebola immediately.

  • Matt Drudge Tweets Dire Warning: “Self-Quarantine” (Now?)

    10/16/2014 4:50:17 PM PDT · 36 of 117
    Rome2000 to maggief

    Coming soon to a neighborhood near all of us.

  • Matt Drudge Tweets Dire Warning: “Self-Quarantine” (Now?)

    10/16/2014 4:47:05 PM PDT · 34 of 117
    Rome2000 to Guenevere

    “Ebola is hard to catch”

    I think this is the end of the Kenyans Presidency

    Of course considering an “Ebola Czar”

  • Matt Drudge Tweets Dire Warning: “Self-Quarantine” (Now?)

    10/16/2014 4:43:56 PM PDT · 31 of 117
    Rome2000 to Bluestocking

    Still against the travel ban because his advisers say so, and of course this is really all about stopping this in Africa.

    Says Ebola is not easy to catch

    LOL!!!!!!!

  • Matt Drudge Tweets Dire Warning: “Self-Quarantine” (Now?)

    10/16/2014 4:40:17 PM PDT · 29 of 117
    Rome2000 to Guenevere

    Because the SHTF

    Reconsidering the travel ban now

  • US Has Capacity for 11 Ebola Patients at Specialized Hospitals

    10/16/2014 4:39:25 PM PDT · 31 of 35
    Rome2000 to Dilbert San Diego

    They are keeping a few spots empty for “Important People”

    Us rubes are SOL

  • Matt Drudge Tweets Dire Warning: “Self-Quarantine” (Now?)

    10/16/2014 4:36:30 PM PDT · 25 of 117
    Rome2000 to blam

    President Ebola on TV now, looks nervous.

    God only knows who the bimbo sitting next to him is.

  • CDC trucks raise questions in Hickory

    10/16/2014 4:30:39 PM PDT · 14 of 24
    Rome2000 to knak
    The CDC apparently does lots of useless stuff but lets infected guys like Duncan ooze Ebola virus out of every pore in an unsecured environment in a Texas ICU, letting thousands become exposed and at least two nurses become infected.

    Maybe they should stop the study and screen the people that are still incomprehensibly being allowed to enter the country from west Africa.

  • Ebola-Stricken Dallas Nurse Nina Pham Expected to Be Moved to Maryland:

    10/16/2014 11:02:25 AM PDT · 69 of 82
    Rome2000 to blackdog

    They’ll treat them with a flamethrower

  • Jon Stewart rips 'sanity-resistant' Ebola coverage

    10/15/2014 8:30:11 PM PDT · 30 of 128
    Rome2000 to Mariner

    This guy used to tend bar at City Gardens.

    One infected at that place back then and NJ would be decimated.

  • Nurse with 99.5 Fever called the CDC before boarding plane....they told her it was okay!

    10/15/2014 7:43:02 PM PDT · 67 of 68
    Rome2000 to fivecatsandadog
    This Cretin addressed the nation this afternoon and said everything was hunky dory and the USA had best make sure the African outbreak is contained or it will be OUR FAULT IF EBOLA SPREADS IN THE USA, because he sure as hell isn't going to stop the infected from flying into the USA.

    This is game changing stuff.

    FEDGOV is hell bent on not protecting Americans from bush meat eating bleeding from every orifice hemorrhagic fever Ebola infected Africans.

    The degenerate bastards from both parties are running for the tall grass, all they care about is getting reelected and not doing or saying anything that would be considered politically incorrect and cost them their seats.

    The time for the US military to step up and institute a provisional military government is at hand.

    Provisional military government for six months, then new elections (no incumbents need apply) only taxpayers and veterans enfranchised, all amendments repealed except the Bill of Rights, dueling legalized within DC limits.

  • Cruz sidelined in midterm push

    10/15/2014 5:48:56 PM PDT · 10 of 32
    Rome2000 to ObamahatesPACoal

    Another example of BAD PROPAGANDA by minor league propagandist and queer Andrew Bolton.

    Goebbels would bitch slap him if he was still around.

  • 2nd nurse with Ebola called CDC before boarding flight several times [CDC allowed her to fly]

    10/15/2014 5:44:28 PM PDT · 27 of 71
    Rome2000 to Red in Blue PA

    Frieden is a NYC communist democrat

    Tobacco control

    Upon his appointment as Health Commissioner in January 2002, Frieden made tobacco control a priority,[19] resulting in a rapid decline[20] after a decade of no change in smoking rates.

    Frieden established a system to monitor the city’s smoking rate, and worked with New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to increase tobacco taxes,[21] ban smoking from workplaces including restaurants and bars, and run aggressive anti-tobacco ads and help smokers quit.[22] The program reduced smoking prevalence among New York City adults from 21.6% in 2002 to 16.9% in 2007– a change that represents 300,000 fewer smokers and could prevent 100,000 premature deaths in future years.[20][23] Smoking prevalence among New York City teens declined even more sharply, from 17.6% in 2001 to 8.5% in 2007, and is now less than half the national rate.[24]

    The workplace smoking ban prompted spirited debate before it was passed by the New York City Council and signed into law by Mayor Bloomberg.[25] Over time, the measure has gained broad acceptance by the public and business community in New York City.[26][27] New York City’s 2003 workplace smoking ban was among those following California’s ban in 1994. Frieden supports increased cigarette taxes as a means of forcing smokers to quit, saying “tobacco taxes are the most effective way to reduce tobacco use.”[28]

    Frieden supported the 62-cent Federal tax on each cigarette pack sold in the United States, introduced in April 2009.[29]-Wiki

  • 2nd nurse with Ebola called CDC before boarding flight several times [CDC allowed her to fly]

    10/15/2014 5:43:17 PM PDT · 25 of 71
    Rome2000 to SeekAndFind

    Frieden just threw this lady under the bus on NATIONAL TV and it turns out his demented apparatchiks gave her the OK to fly?

    Frieden is a NYC communist democrat propagandist son of a bitch.

    Ebola is THE most dangerous virus in the world and this bastard is acting like its the flu.

    This is an intentional attempt by the foreign marxists in the WH to infect the USA.

  • Nurse with 99.5 Fever called the CDC before boarding plane....they told her it was okay!

    10/15/2014 5:32:49 PM PDT · 55 of 68
    Rome2000 to maggief

    Written by: DAVID HODGES of THE COMMON SENSE SHOW

    By now everyone has likely heard that a nurse has contracted Ebola from treating Thomas Duncan. The announcement was made on Sunday. No one seems to know why. She was wearing full protective gear. Our CDC Director, Dr. Tom Frieden, says that he suspects a breach in protocol. Really?

    I see that the people in charge are still playing God. It has to be the nurse’s fault or the fault of one of her co-workers. We can’t seem to admit that Ebola is a nasty disease that isn’t so hard to catch and very difficult to stop. There are now over 200 dead health workers worldwide because of Ebola. Do you really think they all violated protocol?

    If so, then maybe the “protocol” should come into question.

    If you aren’t convinced that the Ebola threat is real and still believing the lies that are being fed to you, then this subject will be of no interest to you. I want to break this down to the naked truth because America needs to know.

    There is a very urgent concern that we have been talking about in Alternative Media for quite some time. Let me spell it out for you very simply:

    Over 99.9% of All American Hospitals are NOT Equipped to Handle Ebola

    While many of us were focused on the reportedly sick cops that entered Duncan’s apartment and the clean up crews that made a mockery of any pretended attempts at containment, there is a much bigger concern. As I pointed out a little over a week ago,there are only four hospitals in the entire country that can be trusted to handle Ebola patients and Texas Health Presbyterian is not one of them.

    There are currently over 5700 hospitals in the United States. But only four of them have a special level of biocontainment that is necessary to keep Ebola in check. It’s not that they can’t treat Ebola in much the same way that everyone else is treating it. It is simply a matter of most facilities not being able to contain the virus and make sure it does not leave the hospital by infecting more people.

    This is a potentially catastrophic problem.

    The CDC Knows This and These Four Hospitals are Their New ‘Ace in the Hole’ Solution

    The Washington Post reported yesterday that Dr. Thomas Frieden is suggesting a possible change in strategy for treating Ebola:

    Frieden also said the CDC is considering having Ebola patients be treated at one of the four facilities in the United States that have special isolation units. Three of them — the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.; Emory University Hospital in Atlanta; and the University of Nebraska Medical Center — have treated confirmed or suspected Ebola cases. The fourth place is St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Mont.

    That sounds logical.

    To the uninformed it might even sound workable.

    But there is something that Frieden and the CDC are not telling you about these fourhospitals.

    Get all images of entire floors and units of Ebola patients out of your mind, because that will never happen (at least at these facilities).

    Hopefully it will never be necessary but the point is that it can’t happen because these four hospitals are very limited.

    These Four Hospitals Have a Grand Total of 19 Ebola-Ready, Level-4 Biocontainment Beds

    That’s it. There are 19 beds in the entire country that are ready to accept an Ebola patient without serious risk of containment being broken. Lizzie Bennett reports:

    In the US there are 4 units geared up to handle Ebola. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, has 3 beds. Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, has 10 beds. Emory Hospital, Atlanta has 3 beds and St Patricks Hospital, Missoula has 3 beds (source)

    19 level four biocontainment beds for 317,000,000 people

    I think we just found out why the government(s) are under-playing the situation. They simply do not have the facilities to cope with even a small outbreak. They are, in fact in exactly the same position as the dirt-poor hospitals in West Africa…there are not enough facilities to stop the spreadof the disease if it gets out. The quality of care is better, but the availability of containment most likely isn’t.

    Please note that these are the same four hospitals that Dr. Frieden is highlighting. He just didn’t feel the need to talk about the problem of only having 19 Ebola-ready beds in those four facilities.

    This is a clue that the CDC may be going into desperation mode.

    If 5700 community hospitals in the United States will not be able to contain Ebola, then we have to make an effort to start putting these patients in the facilities that might stand a fighting chance.

    That would present a variety of new problems.

    You still have to transport patients without the disease spreading and then, there is the obvious question…

    What happens when we have 20 patients and only 19 beds?

  • Breaking News: Patient with Ebola-Like Symptoms at BSA Hospital

    10/15/2014 4:47:28 PM PDT · 8 of 35
    Rome2000 to bgill

    Most US Hospitals Cannot Safely Handle Ebola Patients

    Submitted by Michael Snyder of The End of the American Dream blog,

    This Ebola outbreak is being called the “most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times“, and the U.S. health care system is completely and totally unprepared for it. The truth is that most U.S. hospitals are simply not equipped to safely handle Ebola patients, and most hospital staff members have received little or no training on Ebola. And the fact that Barack Obama and our top public health officials are running around proclaiming that Ebola is “difficult to catch” is giving doctors and nurses a false sense of security. There is a reason why Ebola has been classified as a biosafety-level 4 (BSL-4) pathogen. It is an extraordinarily dangerous virus, and there are only a few facilities in the entire country that are set up to safely handle such a disease.

    The Ebola patient that recently died in Dallas was the first to be cared for in a facility that did not follow biosafety-level 4 protocols. And so it should not be a surprise that this is the facility where transmission happened…

    Of the six Ebola patients treated in the U.S. before the health worker’s case, Duncan was the only one not treated at one of the specialized units in several hospitals around the country set up to deal with high-risk germs.

    The CDC’s director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, has said that any U.S. hospital with isolation capabilities can care for an Ebola patient. But his stance seemed to soften on Sunday, when asked at a news conference whether officials now would consider moving Ebola patients to specialized units.

    “We’re going to look at all opportunities to improve the level of safety and to minimize risk, but we can’t let any hospital let its guard down,” because Ebola patients could turn up anywhere, and every hospital must be able to quickly isolate and diagnose such cases, he said.
    The head of the CDC continues to underestimate the seriousness of this disease. His opinion that just about any U.S. hospital can safely handle Ebola patients is being contradicted by a whole host of medical experts, including ABC News chief health and medical editor Dr. Richard Besser…

    Besser said he does not agree with the Centers for Disease Control, which says any U.S. hospital can safely care for an Ebola patient.

    “To do it safely, health care workers need to train and practice using protective equipment like they have been doing at the Emory and Nebraska facilities,” he said, referring to special biocontainment units at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta — where Fort Worth physician Kent Brantly was treated for Ebola exposure; and the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, where an NBC photojournalist is currently being cared for. “I would never have gone into an Ebola ward in Africa without being dressed and decontaminated by experts — health care workers here should expect no less.”
    And even if our hospitals had the proper equipment and hospital staff were being given proper BSL-4 protective clothing, the reality of the matter is that most of them have not received adequate training. Just check out the following excerpt from an NBC News article that was posted this week…

    Three out of four nurses say their hospital hasn’t provided sufficient education for them on Ebola, according to a survey by the largest professional association of registered nurses in the United States.

    National Nurses United has been conducting an online survey of health care workers across the U.S. as the Ebola outbreak has widened globally. After a Texas nurse who cared for the first patient diagnosed with the Ebola in the U.S. tested positive for the virus Sunday, the group released its latest survey findings.

    Out of more than 1,900 nurses in 46 states and Washington D.C. who responded, 76 percent said their hospital still hadn’t communicated to them an official policy on admitting potential patients with Ebola. And a whopping 85 percent said their hospital hadn’t provided educational training sessions on Ebola in which nurses could interact and ask questions.
    If this is indeed the most serious health emergency in modern times like the WHO is saying, then we need to get our health care personnel trained to face it immediately.

    Sadly, if a major Ebola pandemic does break out in this country, there is no way that we are going to have the resources to be able to deal with it.

    As I discussed yesterday, WND is reporting that there is only one BSL-4 care facility in the entire nation that is available to treat the general public…

    Have you wondered why Ebola patients are being sent to Omaha, Nebraska?

    It’s because one physician, Dr. Philip Smith, had the foresight to set up the Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit after the Sept. 11 attacks as a bulwark against bioterrorism. Empty for more than a decade, used only for drills, it was called “Maurer’s Folly,” for Harold Maurer, former chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

    The unit has a special air handling system to keep germs from escaping from patient rooms, and a steam sterilizer for scrubs and equipment.

    It could handle at most 10 patients at a time, but one or two would be more comfortable, owing to the large volume of infectious waste.

    It is the largest of only four such units in the U.S., and the only one designated for the general public.
    If the outbreak in the United States is limited to just a few patients we will probably be fine.

    But what if it isn’t?

    Meanwhile, the Obama administration continues to do next to nothing to prevent more people infected with Ebola from traveling into this country.

    Obama says that there is “extensive screening” at our airports, but that simply is not true.

    The following is one example of the “extensive screening” that is taking place…

    The World Health Organization is sending doctors to countries where the virus is most prevalent — Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. Fusion’s Jorge Ramos spoke to one of the doctors, Dr. Aileen Marty, who recently returned home to Miami after spending 31 days in Nigeria. She says she was surprised what happened when she arrived at Miami International Airport.

    “I get to the kiosk…mark the fact that I’ve been in Nigeria and nobody cares, nobody stopped me,” Marty said.

    “Not a single test?” Ramos asked her, surprised.

    “Nothing,” Marty answered.
    And the head of the CDC continues to rule out a ban on air travel for non-essential personnel to and from the countries where Ebola is raging…

    Dr. Frieden strongly argued against curtailing travel to and from West Africa, in part because that could make it harder to get supplies to those countries. “That will make it harder to stop the disease,” he said. “Whatever we do, we won’t stop travel to and from these countries.”
    It is hard to put into words how foolish this is.

    If this virus gets loose inside the United States it could easily become the worst health crisis our nation has ever seen.

    The key is to keep the virus from getting into our country in the first place.

    Banning air travel for non-essential personnel to and from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia would not be that big of a deal. Many other countries have already done it.

    But the CDC and the Obama administration are not even considering it.

    If they have made the wrong call on this, it could end up costing large numbers of Americans their lives.

    via Zero Hedge http://ift.tt/1rt4Srn

  • Boehner: Travel Ban Should Be Considered by President as Ebola Crisis Worsens

    10/15/2014 4:17:31 PM PDT · 35 of 54
    Rome2000 to jaybee
    The 4 relatives have not contracted the virus because the CDC is right about one (and maybe only one) thing. People are not very contagious in the early stages of the disease.

    Do you believe FEDGOV would tell the truth if they did?.

    Where are these people, and where is the press asking questions on their condition?

    The press has chosen sides, and they are not on ours.

  • Boehner: Travel Ban Should Be Considered by President as Ebola Crisis Worsens

    10/15/2014 4:13:01 PM PDT · 32 of 54
    Rome2000 to I cannot think of a name

    The Republic is finished due to Universal Suffrage.

    Even protecting Americans from bush meat eating bleeding from every orifice hemorrhagic fever Ebola infected Africans is beyond them.

    Action on the part of the military would be the first step in restoring the Republic as the Founders established it.

    The apparatchik in DC has NEVER solved a problem, continues to grow, and will never reform itself.

    There is no other way.

    Used to be the the CPUSA and their homosexual COMINTERN buddies would meet in secret.

    Now they are in your face, large and in charge, from the WH to the local apparatchik at the county commission.

    Any attempt to suppress domestic communism is now branded as hate speech or domestic terrorism.

    The Republicans are useless.

    It’s time to start developing a strategy to cripple the marxists, and it must be done totally outside of the electoral process through acts of civil disobedience and counter propaganda, with sympathetic State Governors and legislators assisting in the process.

    All else fails, the military can fire the scumbags wholesale in all three branches, provisional military government for six months, then new elections (no incumbents need apply) only taxpayers and veterans enfranchised, all amendments repealed except the Bill of Rights, dueling legalized within DC limits.

  • Neil Patrick Harris to host 2015 Oscars

    10/15/2014 3:52:30 PM PDT · 20 of 48
    Rome2000 to SeekAndFind

    He was cool dressed like a Nazi psychic in Starship Troopers.

    Hope Pauly Shore does it next year.

  • Local Student Was On Flight With Nurse Diagnosed With Ebola

    10/15/2014 3:46:58 PM PDT · 13 of 19
    Rome2000 to knak

    At the airport the last week, I have been giving anybody that looks like they could be from Africa a wide berth.

    At a place like MIA there are plenty of them.

    All International Airports should have armed troops and medics putting all arrivals from infected countries through intensive screening and quarantine.

    FEDGOV is not doing it’s job.

  • BREAKING: President Obama Will Have Ebola Update at 5:25 p.m. ET. (live Thread)

    10/15/2014 3:30:57 PM PDT · 189 of 258
    Rome2000 to SevenofNine

    LOL

    Yeah, this Frieden and the Kenyan make Jocelyn Elders look like a genius.

    Most US Hospitals Cannot Safely Handle Ebola Patients
    Submitted by Michael Snyder of The End of the American Dream blog,

    This Ebola outbreak is being called the “most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times“, and the U.S. health care system is completely and totally unprepared for it. The truth is that most U.S. hospitals are simply not equipped to safely handle Ebola patients, and most hospital staff members have received little or no training on Ebola. And the fact that Barack Obama and our top public health officials are running around proclaiming that Ebola is “difficult to catch” is giving doctors and nurses a false sense of security. There is a reason why Ebola has been classified as a biosafety-level 4 (BSL-4) pathogen. It is an extraordinarily dangerous virus, and there are only a few facilities in the entire country that are set up to safely handle such a disease.

    The Ebola patient that recently died in Dallas was the first to be cared for in a facility that did not follow biosafety-level 4 protocols. And so it should not be a surprise that this is the facility where transmission happened…

    Of the six Ebola patients treated in the U.S. before the health worker’s case, Duncan was the only one not treated at one of the specialized units in several hospitals around the country set up to deal with high-risk germs.

    The CDC’s director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, has said that any U.S. hospital with isolation capabilities can care for an Ebola patient. But his stance seemed to soften on Sunday, when asked at a news conference whether officials now would consider moving Ebola patients to specialized units.

    “We’re going to look at all opportunities to improve the level of safety and to minimize risk, but we can’t let any hospital let its guard down,” because Ebola patients could turn up anywhere, and every hospital must be able to quickly isolate and diagnose such cases, he said.
    The head of the CDC continues to underestimate the seriousness of this disease. His opinion that just about any U.S. hospital can safely handle Ebola patients is being contradicted by a whole host of medical experts, including ABC News chief health and medical editor Dr. Richard Besser…

    Besser said he does not agree with the Centers for Disease Control, which says any U.S. hospital can safely care for an Ebola patient.

    “To do it safely, health care workers need to train and practice using protective equipment like they have been doing at the Emory and Nebraska facilities,” he said, referring to special biocontainment units at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta — where Fort Worth physician Kent Brantly was treated for Ebola exposure; and the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, where an NBC photojournalist is currently being cared for. “I would never have gone into an Ebola ward in Africa without being dressed and decontaminated by experts — health care workers here should expect no less.”
    And even if our hospitals had the proper equipment and hospital staff were being given proper BSL-4 protective clothing, the reality of the matter is that most of them have not received adequate training. Just check out the following excerpt from an NBC News article that was posted this week…

    Three out of four nurses say their hospital hasn’t provided sufficient education for them on Ebola, according to a survey by the largest professional association of registered nurses in the United States.

    National Nurses United has been conducting an online survey of health care workers across the U.S. as the Ebola outbreak has widened globally. After a Texas nurse who cared for the first patient diagnosed with the Ebola in the U.S. tested positive for the virus Sunday, the group released its latest survey findings.

    Out of more than 1,900 nurses in 46 states and Washington D.C. who responded, 76 percent said their hospital still hadn’t communicated to them an official policy on admitting potential patients with Ebola. And a whopping 85 percent said their hospital hadn’t provided educational training sessions on Ebola in which nurses could interact and ask questions.
    If this is indeed the most serious health emergency in modern times like the WHO is saying, then we need to get our health care personnel trained to face it immediately.

    Sadly, if a major Ebola pandemic does break out in this country, there is no way that we are going to have the resources to be able to deal with it.

    As I discussed yesterday, WND is reporting that there is only one BSL-4 care facility in the entire nation that is available to treat the general public…

    Have you wondered why Ebola patients are being sent to Omaha, Nebraska?

    It’s because one physician, Dr. Philip Smith, had the foresight to set up the Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit after the Sept. 11 attacks as a bulwark against bioterrorism. Empty for more than a decade, used only for drills, it was called “Maurer’s Folly,” for Harold Maurer, former chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

    The unit has a special air handling system to keep germs from escaping from patient rooms, and a steam sterilizer for scrubs and equipment.

    It could handle at most 10 patients at a time, but one or two would be more comfortable, owing to the large volume of infectious waste.

    It is the largest of only four such units in the U.S., and the only one designated for the general public.
    If the outbreak in the United States is limited to just a few patients we will probably be fine.

    But what if it isn’t?

    Meanwhile, the Obama administration continues to do next to nothing to prevent more people infected with Ebola from traveling into this country.

    Obama says that there is “extensive screening” at our airports, but that simply is not true.

    The following is one example of the “extensive screening” that is taking place…

    The World Health Organization is sending doctors to countries where the virus is most prevalent — Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. Fusion’s Jorge Ramos spoke to one of the doctors, Dr. Aileen Marty, who recently returned home to Miami after spending 31 days in Nigeria. She says she was surprised what happened when she arrived at Miami International Airport.

    “I get to the kiosk…mark the fact that I’ve been in Nigeria and nobody cares, nobody stopped me,” Marty said.

    “Not a single test?” Ramos asked her, surprised.

    “Nothing,” Marty answered.
    And the head of the CDC continues to rule out a ban on air travel for non-essential personnel to and from the countries where Ebola is raging…

    Dr. Frieden strongly argued against curtailing travel to and from West Africa, in part because that could make it harder to get supplies to those countries. “That will make it harder to stop the disease,” he said. “Whatever we do, we won’t stop travel to and from these countries.”
    It is hard to put into words how foolish this is.

    If this virus gets loose inside the United States it could easily become the worst health crisis our nation has ever seen.

    The key is to keep the virus from getting into our country in the first place.

    Banning air travel for non-essential personnel to and from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia would not be that big of a deal. Many other countries have already done it.

    But the CDC and the Obama administration are not even considering it.

    If they have made the wrong call on this, it could end up costing large numbers of Americans their lives.

    via Zero Hedge http://ift.tt/1rt4Srn

  • CBS News in DFW twitter feed on ebola patient being taken to Atlanta for treatment.

    10/15/2014 3:27:34 PM PDT · 14 of 38
    Rome2000 to Commander X

    Most US Hospitals Cannot Safely Handle Ebola Patients
    Submitted by Michael Snyder of The End of the American Dream blog,

    This Ebola outbreak is being called the “most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times“, and the U.S. health care system is completely and totally unprepared for it. The truth is that most U.S. hospitals are simply not equipped to safely handle Ebola patients, and most hospital staff members have received little or no training on Ebola. And the fact that Barack Obama and our top public health officials are running around proclaiming that Ebola is “difficult to catch” is giving doctors and nurses a false sense of security. There is a reason why Ebola has been classified as a biosafety-level 4 (BSL-4) pathogen. It is an extraordinarily dangerous virus, and there are only a few facilities in the entire country that are set up to safely handle such a disease.

    The Ebola patient that recently died in Dallas was the first to be cared for in a facility that did not follow biosafety-level 4 protocols. And so it should not be a surprise that this is the facility where transmission happened…

    Of the six Ebola patients treated in the U.S. before the health worker’s case, Duncan was the only one not treated at one of the specialized units in several hospitals around the country set up to deal with high-risk germs.

    The CDC’s director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, has said that any U.S. hospital with isolation capabilities can care for an Ebola patient. But his stance seemed to soften on Sunday, when asked at a news conference whether officials now would consider moving Ebola patients to specialized units.

    “We’re going to look at all opportunities to improve the level of safety and to minimize risk, but we can’t let any hospital let its guard down,” because Ebola patients could turn up anywhere, and every hospital must be able to quickly isolate and diagnose such cases, he said.
    The head of the CDC continues to underestimate the seriousness of this disease. His opinion that just about any U.S. hospital can safely handle Ebola patients is being contradicted by a whole host of medical experts, including ABC News chief health and medical editor Dr. Richard Besser…

    Besser said he does not agree with the Centers for Disease Control, which says any U.S. hospital can safely care for an Ebola patient.

    “To do it safely, health care workers need to train and practice using protective equipment like they have been doing at the Emory and Nebraska facilities,” he said, referring to special biocontainment units at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta — where Fort Worth physician Kent Brantly was treated for Ebola exposure; and the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, where an NBC photojournalist is currently being cared for. “I would never have gone into an Ebola ward in Africa without being dressed and decontaminated by experts — health care workers here should expect no less.”
    And even if our hospitals had the proper equipment and hospital staff were being given proper BSL-4 protective clothing, the reality of the matter is that most of them have not received adequate training. Just check out the following excerpt from an NBC News article that was posted this week…

    Three out of four nurses say their hospital hasn’t provided sufficient education for them on Ebola, according to a survey by the largest professional association of registered nurses in the United States.

    National Nurses United has been conducting an online survey of health care workers across the U.S. as the Ebola outbreak has widened globally. After a Texas nurse who cared for the first patient diagnosed with the Ebola in the U.S. tested positive for the virus Sunday, the group released its latest survey findings.

    Out of more than 1,900 nurses in 46 states and Washington D.C. who responded, 76 percent said their hospital still hadn’t communicated to them an official policy on admitting potential patients with Ebola. And a whopping 85 percent said their hospital hadn’t provided educational training sessions on Ebola in which nurses could interact and ask questions.
    If this is indeed the most serious health emergency in modern times like the WHO is saying, then we need to get our health care personnel trained to face it immediately.

    Sadly, if a major Ebola pandemic does break out in this country, there is no way that we are going to have the resources to be able to deal with it.

    As I discussed yesterday, WND is reporting that there is only one BSL-4 care facility in the entire nation that is available to treat the general public…

    Have you wondered why Ebola patients are being sent to Omaha, Nebraska?

    It’s because one physician, Dr. Philip Smith, had the foresight to set up the Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit after the Sept. 11 attacks as a bulwark against bioterrorism. Empty for more than a decade, used only for drills, it was called “Maurer’s Folly,” for Harold Maurer, former chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

    The unit has a special air handling system to keep germs from escaping from patient rooms, and a steam sterilizer for scrubs and equipment.

    It could handle at most 10 patients at a time, but one or two would be more comfortable, owing to the large volume of infectious waste.

    It is the largest of only four such units in the U.S., and the only one designated for the general public.
    If the outbreak in the United States is limited to just a few patients we will probably be fine.

    But what if it isn’t?

    Meanwhile, the Obama administration continues to do next to nothing to prevent more people infected with Ebola from traveling into this country.

    Obama says that there is “extensive screening” at our airports, but that simply is not true.

    The following is one example of the “extensive screening” that is taking place…

    The World Health Organization is sending doctors to countries where the virus is most prevalent — Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. Fusion’s Jorge Ramos spoke to one of the doctors, Dr. Aileen Marty, who recently returned home to Miami after spending 31 days in Nigeria. She says she was surprised what happened when she arrived at Miami International Airport.

    “I get to the kiosk…mark the fact that I’ve been in Nigeria and nobody cares, nobody stopped me,” Marty said.

    “Not a single test?” Ramos asked her, surprised.

    “Nothing,” Marty answered.
    And the head of the CDC continues to rule out a ban on air travel for non-essential personnel to and from the countries where Ebola is raging…

    Dr. Frieden strongly argued against curtailing travel to and from West Africa, in part because that could make it harder to get supplies to those countries. “That will make it harder to stop the disease,” he said. “Whatever we do, we won’t stop travel to and from these countries.”
    It is hard to put into words how foolish this is.

    If this virus gets loose inside the United States it could easily become the worst health crisis our nation has ever seen.

    The key is to keep the virus from getting into our country in the first place.

    Banning air travel for non-essential personnel to and from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia would not be that big of a deal. Many other countries have already done it.

    But the CDC and the Obama administration are not even considering it.

    If they have made the wrong call on this, it could end up costing large numbers of Americans their lives.

    via Zero Hedge http://ift.tt/1rt4Srn

  • Second Dallas nurse with Ebola was on Frontier Airlines Flight 1143

    10/15/2014 3:24:19 PM PDT · 6 of 12
    Rome2000 to China Clipper

    These are Federal employees.

    Their job is to talk as much as possible without actually doing anything for 20 years, then retire.

  • Univ. of Kansas Hospital increasing protective gear after Ebola scare

    10/15/2014 3:16:59 PM PDT · 10 of 12
    Rome2000 to aimhigh

    Check out this quote from some guy on Tumblr:

    Can we please just STOP playing the semantics game when we talk about Ebola transmission?!? When I think to all the fail-safes and levels of decon that are required in a BSL-4 lab just to open a tiny vial, and they have people oozing virus out of every pore sitting out in the open in a freakin’ HOSPITAL, I want to climb into a bunker.

  • Univ. of Kansas Hospital increasing protective gear after Ebola scare

    10/15/2014 3:14:52 PM PDT · 9 of 12
    Rome2000 to Grampa Dave

    Biosafety Levels 1-4

    We’ve known that breathing in or touching infectious/infected material is probably bad since before germ theory, but it wasn’t until 1943 that our first formal guidelines and laboratories for technician separation from the infectious agent were set up. It was the 1960s before the first conference to standardize personal protection equipment (PPE) guidelines.

    These days we have 4 basic safety levels when working with biological agents: Biosafety Levels (BSL) 1-4

    BSL 1 includes well-understood agents not known to regularly affect adult humans, and which present a minimal level of hazard to the technician. Canine hepatitis, non-pathogenic strains of E. coli, and other non-infectious bacteria. Aside from standard healthy-living procedures (washing with soap etc), laboratory equipment is decontaminated via autoclave between uses, protective gloves, and sometimes protective goggles are required.

    BSL 2 includes many of the milder infectious diseases that we know about, such as Salmonella, measles, mumps, MRSA, C. difficile, and hepatitis A, B, and C. These are sometimes serious illnesses, but are not easily aerosolized in a laboratory setting. When aerosols may be formed, biological safety cabinets are used, extreme care is taken with sharps, access to the laboratory is limited during work, and all technicians are trained in pathogen handling procedures.

    BSL 3 includes dangerous pathogens that can cause potentially lethal infection, such as Yersinia pestis (black plague), rabies, SARS, tuberculosis, tularemia, and yellow fever. Laboratory personnel have specific training in handling pathogenic and potentially lethal agents, and are supervised by competent scientists who are experienced in working with these agents. All procedures involving the manipulation of infectious materials are conducted within biological safety cabinets, specially designed hoods, or other physical containment devices, or by personnel wearing appropriate personal protective clothing and equipment. The laboratory usually has special engineering and design features, such as restricted access, double-door entrances, and sealed penetrations. BSL 3 laboratories are sometimes called warm zones.

    BSL 4 includes the most lethal and exotic agents that there are no cures or vaccines for, such as Ebola, Lassa, Argentinian hemorrhagic virus, and smallpox (smallpox for its extreme virulence, despite its vaccine availability). When dealing with biological hazards at this level the use of a positive pressure personnel suit, with a segregated air supply, is mandatory. The entrance and exit of a level four biolab will contain multiple showers, a vacuum room, an ultraviolet light room, and other safety precautions designed to destroy all traces of the biohazard. Multiple airlocks are employed and are electronically secured to prevent both doors opening at the same time. All air and water service going to and coming from a biosafety level 4 (or P4) lab will undergo similar decontamination procedures to eliminate the possibility of an accidental release. Agents with a close or identical antigenic relationship to biosafety level 4 agents are handled at this level until sufficient data is obtained either to confirm continued work at this level, or to work with them at a lower level.

    Members of the laboratory staff have specific and thorough training in handling extremely hazardous infectious agents and they understand the primary and secondary containment functions of the standard and special practices, the containment equipment, and the laboratory design characteristics. They are supervised by qualified scientists who are trained and experienced in working with these agents. Access to the laboratory is strictly controlled by the laboratory director.

    The facility is either in a separate building or in a controlled area within a building, which is completely isolated from all other areas of the building. A specific facility operations manual is prepared or adopted. Building protocols for preventing contamination often use negatively pressurized facilities, which, even if compromised, would severely inhibit an outbreak of aerosol pathogens.

    BSL 4 labs are hot zones.

    https://www.tumblr.com/search/bsl%204

  • BREAKING: President Obama Will Have Ebola Update at 5:25 p.m. ET. (live Thread)

    10/15/2014 3:03:36 PM PDT · 156 of 258
    Rome2000 to miss marmelstein

    Time to uncork a bottle of Rum and watch some Baseball.

  • BREAKING: President Obama Will Have Ebola Update at 5:25 p.m. ET. (live Thread)

    10/15/2014 2:59:50 PM PDT · 147 of 258
    Rome2000 to GraceG

    He didn’t even answer any questions.

    That was the most ridiculous BS I have ever seen.

    Apparently they are going to START taking this seriously?

  • BREAKING: President Obama Will Have Ebola Update at 5:25 p.m. ET. (live Thread)

    10/15/2014 2:54:24 PM PDT · 124 of 258
    Rome2000 to catfish1957

    In other words, it’s you all’s fault because the epidemic is out of control in Africa and we best hope they get it under wraps or you all will be getting ebola.

    And no, I’m not stopping flights out of West Africa.

  • BREAKING: President Obama Will Have Ebola Update at 5:25 p.m. ET. (live Thread)

    10/15/2014 2:51:42 PM PDT · 113 of 258
    Rome2000 to Oldeconomybuyer

    Coming soon to a street near all of us.

  • BREAKING: President Obama Will Have Ebola Update at 5:25 p.m. ET. (live Thread)

    10/15/2014 2:42:48 PM PDT · 75 of 258
    Rome2000 to mylife

    He’s looking to spread the blame around, as usual.

  • BREAKING: President Obama Will Have Ebola Update at 5:25 p.m. ET. (live Thread)

    10/15/2014 2:41:58 PM PDT · 71 of 258
    Rome2000 to tflabo

    President Ebola

    He’s never early, he’s always late

  • BREAKING: President Obama Will Have Ebola Update at 5:25 p.m. ET. (live Thread)

    10/15/2014 2:40:16 PM PDT · 66 of 258
    Rome2000 to St_Thomas_Aquinas

    Why does this idiot bother announcing a time and then always start late?

    Maybe that’s they way the dictators operate in communist countries.

  • CDC: U.S. health worker with Ebola should not have flown on commercial jet

    10/15/2014 2:35:29 PM PDT · 10 of 27
    Rome2000 to Red in Blue PA

    The civilian apparatchiks in DC now stand exposed.

    Stupid, incompetent, and incapable of protecting American Citizens.

    Still letting flights in from West Africa and all of a sudden Ebola no longer has to be treated in a Biosafety Level 4 environment, any old hospital will do.

    OMG what Universal Suffrage has wrought upon our nation.

  • Breaking Now : AFP: authorities say a second health worker in Texas has tested positive for Ebola

    10/15/2014 2:27:22 PM PDT · 397 of 402
    Rome2000 to RitchieAprile

    The Republic is finished due to Universal Suffrage

    Such action on the part of the military would be the first step in restoring the Republic as the Founders established it.

    The apparatchik in DC has NEVER solved a problem, continues to grow, and will never reform itself.

    There is no other way.

    Used to be the the CPUSA and their homosexual COMINTERN buddies would meet in secret.

    Now they are in your face, large and in charge, from the WH to the local apparatchik at the county commission.

    Any attempt to suppress domestic communism is now branded as hate speech or domestic terrorism.

    The Republicans are useless.

    It’s time to start developing a strategy to cripple the marxists, and it must be done totally outside of the electoral process through acts of civil disobedience and counter propaganda, with sympathetic State Governors and legislators assisting in the process.

    All else fails, the military can fire the scumbags wholesale in all three branches, provisional military government for six months, then new elections (no incumbents need apply) only taxpayers and veterans enfranchised, all amendments repealed except the Bill of Rights, dueling legalized within DC limits.

  • Nurses Union: Duncan Not Put In Isolation, Waste Piled Nearly Up to Ceiling

    10/15/2014 4:27:29 AM PDT · 109 of 134
    Rome2000 to Oliviaforever

    Ebola can only be managed in specialized containment units

    Regular hospitals just aren’t capable of treating the infected without collateral damage to the staff (now 2 nurses infected)

    The CDC should have removed Duncan from Dallas on Day 1 and got him into a secure facility.

    The fact they didn’t is evidence of unacceptable incompetence, or a deliberate attempt by the WH to ensure the virus spreads.

  • Possible Ebola case in Mobile County (Alabama)

    10/15/2014 3:47:48 AM PDT · 47 of 52
    Rome2000 to boycott

    I-10 is now the Ebola corridor

    If its in Texas and Mobile its in New Orleans and headed up the Mississippi

  • Nurses Union: Duncan Not Put In Isolation, Waste Piled Nearly Up to Ceiling

    10/15/2014 3:27:40 AM PDT · 100 of 134
    Rome2000 to St_Thomas_Aquinas
    I notice the CDC Ebola page now has the prior “Ebola is a biohazard level 4 virus” references scrubbed...I was reading at the site about a week ago and the level 4 refs. where there, now I can’t find them

    Frieden is a NYC communist democrat propagandist son of a bitch.

    Ebola is THE most dangerous virus in the world and this bastard is acting like its the flu.

    This is an intentional attempt by the foreign marxists in the WH to infect the USA.

  • Breaking Now : AFP: authorities say a second health worker in Texas has tested positive for Ebola

    10/15/2014 3:24:16 AM PDT · 65 of 402
    Rome2000 to Drago
    I notice the CDC Ebola page now has the prior “Ebola is a biohazard level 4 virus” references scrubbed...I was reading at the site about a week ago and the level 4 refs. where there, now I can’t find them

    Frieden is a NYC communist democrat propagandist son of a bitch.

    Ebola is THE most dangerous virus in the world and this bastard is acting like its the flu.

    This is an intentional attempt by the foreign marxists in the WH to infect the USA.

  • Breaking Now : AFP: authorities say a second health worker in Texas has tested positive for Ebola

    10/15/2014 3:12:10 AM PDT · 59 of 402
    Rome2000 to boycott

    WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz called Tuesday for a ban on travelers from West African countries grappling with Ebola.

    “Common sense dictates that we should impose a travel ban on commercial airline flights from nations afflicted by Ebola,” he said by phone from Texas.

    “There’s no reason to allow ongoing commercial air traffic out of those countries.”
    Public polls show broad support for barring the entry of travelers from those countries. But top public health experts argue that such a ban would hamper efforts to control the outbreak in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea — making an international pandemic more likely.

    “If we do things that unintentionally make it harder to get that response in, to get supplies in, that make it harder for those governments to manage ... it’s going to become much harder to stop the outbreak at the source,” Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Monday. “If that were to happen, it would spread for more months and potentially to other countries, and that would increase rather than decrease the risk to Americans.”

    Cruz agreed that the United States should send medical teams and supplies. But he said military transports would suffice.

    http://www.dallasnews.com/news/local-news/20141014-ted-cruz-calls-for-ban-on-travelers-from-african-countries-battling-ebola.ece