SCIENCE/HEALTH/CLIMATE/NATURE

Oct 17 07:17

Sierra Leonean minister advocates use of new drug to treat Ebola

Sierra Leone`s Information Minister, Alpha Kanu has said the controversial Ebola treatment solution, Nano Silver, does not need any approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and that Sierra Leone was considering using it to treat Ebola patients.
Nano Silver is a natural solution-based treatment therapy. While it is not specifically made for Ebola but its proponents say it slows down the development of the virus. However, those opposed to it say it is unsafe.

Sierra Leone has been awaiting an assessment of a batch of the solution.

Kanu, a chemist by training, has been a fervent supporter of the idea of deploying any treatment that can help alleviate the suffering of infected Ebola patients.

The US FDA is known to be vehemently opposed to the use of the drug which it considers as a fertilizer.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And yet the FDA does approve the use of a patented adaptation of nano-silver as a burn therapy! The FDA is not protecting the public. They are protecting the profits of the big pharmaceutical corporations.

Oct 17 07:12

Africa stems Ebola via border closings, luck

Health officials battling the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa have managed to limit its spread on the continent to five countries - and two of them appear to have snuffed out the disease.

The developments constitute a modest success in an otherwise bleak situation.

Oct 17 07:07

WAPO - A professor in U.S. is telling Liberians that the Defense Department ‘manufactured’ Ebola

As those military doctors and officials begin what will be a difficult task, among the challenges they face are rumors that spread fear — fear of Ebola, fear of quarantine measures and fear of doctors. Already, several medical workers have been murdered in Guinea — throats slit, bodies dumped in a latrine. Then six Red Cross volunteers were attacked earlier this week while they tried to collect the body of an Ebola victim.

And now, in what may plant further seeds of mistrust and suspicion, a major Liberian newspaper, the Daily Observer, has published an article by a Liberian-born faculty member of a U.S. university implying the epidemic is the result of bioterrorism experiments conducted by the United States Department of Defense, among others.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which was the policy set forth in National Security Study Memorandum 200 back during the Nixon years.

Oct 17 07:06

Jamaica imposes ban on travelers from Ebola-stricken countries

A statement from the National Security Ministry says the ban extends to persons ordinarily resident in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone as well as persons who have travelled to or transited through the countries in the past 28 days.

Oct 17 07:05

WikiLeaks: US pushes to extend drug monopolies in secret proposed trade deal

Excerpts from a proposed international trade agreement leaked to the web this week suggest that the United States is pushing for changes that would make it more difficult to get life-saving drugs overseas.

Oct 17 06:58

Once in a million year comet 'Siding Spring' will pass close to Mars on Sunday and NASA has the best seats in the house

The heavens are hosting an event this weekend that occurs once in a million years or so.

A comet as hefty as a small mountain will pass mind-bogglingly close to Mars on Sunday, approaching within 87,000 miles at a speed of 126,000 mph.

NASA's five robotic explorers at Mars — three orbiters and two rovers — are being repurposed to witness a comet named Siding Spring make its first known visit to the inner solar system. So are a European and an Indian spacecraft circling the red planet.

Oct 17 06:49

Ebola outbreak projections for the United States defy CDC's false assurances

After watching the testimony of CDC director Tom Friedan (and others) before a congressional committee today, it is abundantly obvious that no official source is going to tell the truth about the realistic danger of an exploding Ebola outbreak in the United States. Under the leadership of Frieden, the CDC has reached a state of delusional denial that staggers the mind, continuing to insist that Ebola cannot be spread through indirect contact (i.e. via contaminated surfaces).

The droning mantra of the CDC has now become, "We will consider any options that help reduce risk to Americans." Yet somehow those options do not include air travel isolation -- a fundamental tool in halting any pandemic outbreak.

Oct 17 06:48

Whistleblower nurse describes 'chaos' at US Ebola hospital Briana Aguirre claims she was given a hazmat suit with a large hole in it

The hospital at the centre of America’s Ebola outbreak admitted on Thursday that it had made mistakes and apologised, as a whistleblowing nurse described scenes of “chaos” there.

The admission came as Briana Aguirre, a nurse, described scenes of “chaos” at the hospital, with staff having no idea how to tackle the virus. She said the hazmat suit she was issued had a large gap in the neck and that materials used to treat suspected Ebola patients were left festering in corridors for days.

She claimed that suspected Ebola patients were wheeled around the hospital without protection and that doctors were told it was acceptable to move between rooms without disinfecting.

She said: “I can no longer defend my hospital at all. I’m embarrassed for my hospital. I watched them violate basic principles of nursing care, of medical care.”

Oct 17 06:31

HUGE FEMA PANDEMIC EXERCISE IN USA IN NOVEMBER

FEMA IS PLANNING TWO HUGE PANDEMIC EXERCISES IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FINANCIAL SECTOR IN NOVEMBER

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"PROTECT THE MONEY! FUCK THE PEOPLE! PROTECT THE MONEY!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Oct 17 06:30

John Hagee: Ebola is God's punishment for Obama 'dividing Jerusalem'

Ebola may be part of God's judgment for President Barack Obama's alleged attempts to "divide Jerusalem," said John Hagee, a San Antonio-based pastor and founder of Christians United For Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Like I said, everyone is using Ebola to push whatever their own personal agenda is.

Oct 17 06:25

Obama: I Kissed The Ebola Nurses


President Barack Obama boasted that he kissed nurses at the Atlanta hospital where Ebola patients were being treated.

Obama made clear that he is not afraid of Ebola, saying Wednesday, ”I shook hands with, hugged, and kissed, not the doctors, but a couple of the nurses at Emory because of the valiant work that they did,” Obama said. “In treating one of the patients, they followed the protocols, they knew what they were doing, and I felt perfectly safe doing so.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Even with the recent screw-ups I cannot imagine the secret service allowing the President to kiss any nurse who had actually been near the area where the Ebola patients are being treated. This appears to be a repeat of Obama's swim in the Gulf of Mexico following the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, only it was later revealed that the swim had actually taken place in a swimming pool near the edge of the gulf.

Even this story admits Obama kissed the nurses weeks ago before Ebola was even there! What is alarming about this story is that Obama is still looking at Ebola as a public relations issue. His goal is to keep everyone calm, keep them using the airlines, keep them going to the shopping malls, and make sure they show up at those voting booths next month. As a side note, the "nurse" appears to be wearing a patient wrist band and if they are following the standard color codes, this patient is considered at risk for falling, suggesting recovery from an injury to the leg or foot.

Oct 16 22:00

How Putin Became a Central Figure in the First Ever Vote to Ban Fracking in Texas

On September 8, a Texas state regulatory agency sent a letter to United States Secretary of State John Kerry, suggesting that U.S. anti-fracking activists are receiving funding from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Oct 16 21:48

Another IPCC modeling failure – so THAT’s where the atmospheric methane went

A team of scientists has discovered that these authigenic carbonate rocks also contain vast amounts of active microbes that take up methane. The results of their study, which was funded by the National Science Foundation, were reported today in the journal Nature Communications.

Oct 16 19:23

Ebola Goes Global: Air France Quarantines 183 After 4 Cases in Madrid, Moscow Monitors 2 Students

Air France has quarantined a passenger airliner and its 183 passengers at Madrid’s Barajas Airport, following 4 suspected cases there, including 1 passenger on board that flight. Apparently, a Spanish missionary, who returned from Liberia was in contact with Ebola patients, before being rushed to Madrid’s Carlos III Hospital.

Oct 16 16:10

Phone calls with CDC and Reimer Arnovitz Attorney as Ohio Ebola Case Expands: Is the Law Firm Exposed by Vinson Sister?

This is Northeast Ohio, my old stomping grounds from 1965-1984 and again 1990-2000.

Because the employees at Reimer (and other folks with direct knowledge or Reimer Arnovitz foreclosure shenanigans) love me, I get little tips like this. I hope that no one at the firm catches a case of this:

"From what I'm told the employee lives with mom and the sister stayed with them over the weekend. And the employee Wednesday Vinson was at work all week."

Oct 16 16:04

10 Questions for The WHO About Ebola

Activist Post

The World Health Organization is claiming that we are facing the most severe health crisis ever with the alleged Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

But since the WHO was caught inflating the Swine Flu pandemic to hoist experimental vaccines on the world, perhaps we should not just take them on their word without demanding evidence...

Oct 16 15:29

Drexel Study Claims 21 Day Quarantine For Ebola Might Not Be Long Enough

A new Drexel study published in the journal PLOS One suggests 21 days might not be a long enough quarantine period for those who have been exposed to the Ebola virus.

The research, which was conducted by Professor Charles Haas, PhD, and used data from both previous outbreaks and the first nine months of the current outbreak, claims that there is still a .1 to 12% risk of that person developing the virus if they are released from quarantine after 21 days.

“In other words from 0.1 to 12% of the time, an individual case will have a greater incubation time than 21 days,” Haas concludes.

The current WHO guidance on quarantining people for Ebola is 21 days, which is based on the supposed 2-21 day incubation period; however, Haas suggests a broader look at the risk factors and the costs and benefits when setting a quarantine standard.

Oct 16 15:24

Texas Hospital Director 'Deeply Sorry' for 'Mistakes'

An official at the Dallas hospital where two nurses contracted Ebola told Congress on Thursday that emergency staff were not trained this summer on how to handle the virus, despite warnings from health officials about the outbreak in West Africa.

The official, Dr. Daniel Varga, apologized to a House committee and said that authorities were still trying to determine exactly how the nurses were infected.

Oct 16 15:23

Obama may call on reserves to deal with Ebola in Africa

President Obama has issued an executive order allowing the Pentagon to call up reserve troops to combat the Ebola crisis in Africa.

Obama notified Congress of his order Thursday. It reads: "I hereby determine that it is necessary to augment the active Armed Forces of the United States for the effective conduct of Operation United Assistance, which is providing support to civilian-led humanitarian assistance and consequence management support related to the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa.

The Pentagon is identifying gaps that active-duty troops cannot fill, said a Defense Department official who was not authorized to speak publicly about the issue. Among the specialists that might be tapped: technical engineering, communication systems, logisticians, comptrollers and religious specialists.

All reservists called to duty will be given proper training and medical-threat briefings, the official said.

Oct 16 15:22

White House rejects calls for Ebola travel ban

Warning that Americans are losing faith in their government's ability to stop Ebola, Republican lawmakers on Thursday pressed for a ban on travel to the U.S. from the West African outbreak zone. The White House resisted the idea and tried to tamp down fear as the pool of Americans being monitored expanded.

Oct 16 14:32

'Assassination' of Public Health Systems Driving Ebola Crisis, Experts Warn

As the official West African death toll in the worst Ebola outbreak in recorded history nears 5,000, global concerns about the highly infectious disease continue to mount. Analysts and medical providers, from Liberia to the United States, say that in order to address the crisis, the international community must tackle the real culprit: western-driven economic policies defunding public health systems around the world, particularly in the countries hit hardest by the outbreak.

"The neoliberal economic model assassinated public infrastructure," said Emira Woods, a Liberia native and social impact director at ThoughtWorks, a technology firm committed to social and economic justice, in an interview with Common Dreams. "A crisis of the proportion we've seen since the beginning of the Ebola catastrophe shows this model has failed."

Oct 16 14:31

Leaked TPP Chapter Exposes Sweet Deals for Big Pharma and US Bully Tactics

WikiLeaks on Thursday released a second updated version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Intellectual Property Rights chapter, charging that it will hinder affordable access to medicines globally, increase online surveillance, and impinge on civil liberties while benefiting Big Pharma and other corporate interests.

"Our first impression in reading the document is the extent to which the United States has sought hundreds of changes in intellectual property norms, some small and subtle, others blunt and aggressive, nearly of all of which favor big corporate right holders, and undermine the public’s freedom to use knowledge," declared James Love of Knowledge Ecology International.

The TPP is the world's largest economic trade agreement that will, if it goes into effect, encompass more than 40 percent of the world's GDP. The IP chapter covers topics from pharmaceuticals, patent registrations, and copyright issues to digital rights.

Oct 16 13:55

New evidence links autism to air pollutants

A researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has added to a growing body of evidence that links autism to air pollutants...

Oct 16 13:53

You Can Turn A $2000 Shipping Container Into An Epic Off-Grid Home

What if you could spend a fraction of what it would cost to buy or build your own house and instead build a unique home that you could make completely off grid? It can be done and there’s a bunch of people who’ve done it already.

Oct 16 13:31

Cheney won't let ebola or anything stand in the way of defense!!!

“This is not a time for us to rest on our laurels or think we can cut the defense budget and spend all that money on highways or whatever else we might want to spend it on,” he said. “We really need a strong leader, and we need somebody who can step up and remind the world what the United States is capable of and demonstrate the ability and the willingness to do that.”

Oct 16 13:03

Cleveland Area Schools Cancel Classes Over Ebola Concerns

Fearful of Ebola, two schools in suburban Cleveland have canceled classes on Thursday, Q13 Fox reported.

Solon Middle School and Parkside Elementary School were closed as a precaution because an unnamed middle school staffer reportedly flew on the Frontier Airlines plane that a Dallas nurse previously used, the Northeast Ohio Media Group reported. Amber Joy Vinson, the second American nurse diagnosed with Ebola, traveled on the same plane the previous evening.

In an email to parents, the school district said the closings were a precautionary measure, WKYC.com reported.

Oct 16 13:02

Ebola: French nurse 'tests negative' in Paris

A nurse who treated an Ebola patient in France was admitted to hospital on Thursday due to concerns she may have contracted the disease. However the latest reports suggest she has tested nagative for the virus.

Oct 16 13:01

Obama Admin Predicted 25% Ebola Threat To U.S… Obama Downplayed

President Obama assured the American public that our country’s Ebola risk was extremely low, even after a federal government-funded study quietly found a nearly 25 percent chance of Ebola reaching the United States in September 2014.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More proof we are not getting the straight info from this government.

Oct 16 13:00

Ebola in Arkansas? Hospital in Clinton Locked Down Due to Ebola Scare [Update: No Ebola]

Ozark Regional Health in Arkansas was under lockdown on Thursday because of a patient possibly having the Ebola virus.

The hospital in Clinton was checking one patient for the virus due to the patient’s travel history.

The hospital didn’t elaborate whether the patient has traveled to Africa recently, but that’s likely what “travel history” means.

But the hospital later confirmed that the patient does not have Ebola,

Webmaster's Commentary: 

At what point do we suspect that Ebola cases will stop being reported to protect the airlines, retail, and elections?

Oct 16 12:55

No Ebola - Lubbock hospital official says state won't test; will be released, monitored

Updated 1:55 p.m.: A Lubbock man exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms does not have Ebola and the state will not test him, University Medical Center spokesman Eric Finley confirmed Thursday afternoon.

“The patient will be released and monitored by the Lubbock Health Department,” Finley said in a text message.

Updated: 1:40 p.m.: University Medical Center is currently waiting for direction from the Centers for Disease Control to test whether or not a patient exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms actually has the disease.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I get really nervous abut the CDC, with its recent history of misjudgements, telling hospitals NOT to test patients!

Oct 16 12:46

Ohio Earthquakes Directly Connected to Fracking, Research Shows

STUDY ADDS TO BODY OF EVIDENCE SHOWING LINKAGE BETWEEN FRACKING OPERATIONS AND TREMORS ALONG FAULTLINES

Oct 16 12:41

Government, Officialdom Responsible for Spread of Ebola

The White House has resisted any effort to stem the virus by banning travel from West Africa. Instead, it has ordered what amounts to a facile public relations campaign – instituting “disease surveillance” at airports, an effort experts roundly condemn as not only ineffectual, but ludicrous.

Oct 16 12:29

Researchers Expect Over 20 US Ebola Cases In Weeks, "You Don't Want To Know Worst Case"

"We have a worst-case scenario, and you don't even want to know," warns Alessandro Vespignani, a researcher creating simulations of infectious disease outbreaks, but there could be as many as two dozen people in the U.S. infected with Ebola by the end of the month. The projections only run through October because it’s too difficult to model what will occur if the pace of the outbreak changes but, as Bloomberg reports, Vespignani warns if the outbreak becomes more widespread in other regions, it "would be like a bad science fiction movie."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A far greater percentage of Americans use air travel than do Africans, so the pandemic spread could easily occur much faster here in the US.

Oct 16 12:26

Critics of Bill Gates’ ag programs bring the battle to Seattle

Leaders of African farm groups will argue Sunday at Town Hall that the foundation’s strategy is a flawed attempt to impose industrial agriculture at the expense of more ecologically sound approaches

In Kenya, where he works with small farmers, Daniel Maingi “failed miserably” in his attempts to connect with agricultural organizations funded by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

So he and fellow African activists from Zimbabwe, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, and Ethiopia are bringing their message to Seattle, headquarters of the world’s richest philanthropy. At a Town Hall event Sunday, The Global Struggle for Food Sovereignty, they will argue that the foundation’s push for a “Green Revolution” in Africa is a flawed attempt to impose industrial agriculture at the expense of more ecologically sound approaches to farming.

Oct 16 12:25

Priest, air passenger among six hospitalised in Spain for Ebola tests

Spanish authorities reported four new patients with suspected Ebola symptoms on Thursday, including a feverish passenger who started shaking on an Air France flight to Madrid and a Spanish priest who had recently been in Liberia.

Three of the cases were in the capital and the fourth in the Canary Islands, where a health source said two other people were admitted to hospital for precautionary monitoring.

Oct 16 11:42

New Review: Not Enough Evidence that GM Crops are Safe to Eat

A recently published review by researchers at two universities has suggested that there is not enough evidence that GM crops are safe to eat.

Researchers looked at published studies on rats fed GM crops containing one or more of three commonly used GM genes. Researchers examined studies that investigated the health of these rats by looking at tissues from their digestive tracts under a microscope.

Oct 16 11:39

EPA approves new 2,4-D herbicide blend, paving way for controversial GE crops

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) stated, “Today, EPA shunned its duties to protect the environment and safeguard public health by bowing to corporate interests instead of relying on science. For years, the scientific community has been sounding the alarm about the increased use of herbicides and the link to a multitude of health problems. It’s shocking that EPA thinks it’s a good idea to allow the widespread use of a toxic chemical once found in Agent Orange on this nation’s farm fields. EPA should be working to reverse the trend of chemicals that poison our food supply, water and soil. It will be just a matter of time before weeds develop a resistance to 2,4-D, and the chemical industry comes up with an even more dangerous and potent product.”

Oct 16 10:47

'Origami' condoms, Michelle Obama gardening games and poop-throwing chimps: NIH spent millions on wacky projects but now complains cuts killed off Ebola vaccine research

The $30 billion U.S. National Institutes of Health blamed tightening federal budgets on Monday for its inability to produce an Ebola vaccine, but a review of its grant-making history in the last 10 years has turned up highly unusual research that redirected precious funds away from more conventional public health projects.

The projects included $2.4 million to develop 'origami' condoms designed with Japanese folding paper in mind, and $939,000 to find out that male fruit flies prefer to romance younger females because the girl-flies' hormone levels drop over time.

Other winners of NIH grants consumed $325,000 to learn that marriages are happier when wives calm down more quickly during arguments with their husbands, and $257,000 to make an online game as a companion to first lady Michelle Obama's White House garden.

The agency also spent $117,000 in taxpayers' grant dollars to discover that most chimpanzees are right-handed.

Oct 16 10:42

CDC's Frieden: U.S. not ruling out Ebola travel ban

A top public health official told a House panel that the Obama administration has not ruled out imposing restrictions on travel to and from West Africa to help protect Americans from Ebola.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Barn -> door -> horse.

Oct 16 10:42

As Fear of Ebola Spreads, Ohio and Texas Close Some Schools

Officials at school districts in Texas and Ohio shut schools on Thursday after they learned that two students traveled on the Cleveland-to-Dallas flight with Amber Joy Vinson, a nurse infected with Ebola, and that an employee may have later flown on the same plane.

Oct 16 10:35

Four Years Ago....Obama administration scraps quarantine regulations

The Obama administration has quietly scrapped plans to enact sweeping new federal quarantine regulations that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention touted four years ago as critical to protecting Americans from dangerous diseases spread by travelers.The regulations, proposed in 2005 during the Bush administration amid fears of avian flu, would have given the federal government additional powers to detain sick airline passengers and those exposed to certain diseases. They also would have expanded requirements for airlines to report ill passengers to the CDC and mandated that airlines collect and maintain contact information for fliers in case they later needed to be traced as part of an investigation into an outbreak.

Oct 16 10:33

Ebola Is Airborne, University Of Minnesota CIDRAP Researchers Claim

Ebola is airborne, according to a new report by the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota. Researchers at the university just advised the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that “scientific and epidemiologic evidence” now exists that proves Ebola has the potential to be transmitted via exhaled breath and “infectious aerosol particles.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ebola was known to be airborne all the way back during the Reston outbreak of 1990 (and strongly suspected in Africa before that). What I want to know is what politician decided to assure us all that Ebola was NOT airborne to make sure we kept going to the shopping malls for the Christmas shopping season!

Oct 16 10:27

Megyn Kelly shreds CDC Director Thomas Frieden

Megyn Kelly exposed just how unqualified CDC Director Thomas Frieden is for his job over the Ebola fiasco. Kelly pressed Frieden on numerous topics, to which Thomas Frieden could only spew Obama and Media Matters talking points. When asked why travel from West Africa hasn’t been cut off, Frieden bumbled and stumbled citing something totally unrelated with charter flights.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This reminds me of when the "New NASA" was created in the 1970s. Control of the science was taken away from the scientists and handed to a bunch of MBAs, marketing people, and political cronies who celebrated their elevation by replacing the NASA "meatball" logo with "The Worm" and otherwise mucking things up. They survived on the basis of already existing missions and technology but over time the chronic mismanagement caught up with them as typified by launching Challenger in freezing weather to "stay on schedule" (with the Teacher in Space on board) despite the Morton Thiokol engineers saying it was a bad idea, and saving a few bucks by launching Columbia without carrying any means to actually go out and check if there really was a huge #$^ing hole in the port side wing root!

Science is not subordinate to politics. It never has been, and every attempt to overrule that wisdom has always ultimately led to disaster!

Oct 16 10:13

Politicians Try to Make Ebola a Partisan Issue for the Upcoming Election … But BOTH Parties Dropped the Ball

The Dallas Morning News notes:

The political blame game over the deadly Ebola virus is in full swing just weeks before the November elections — with each side ignoring the facts.

In reality, both sides have dropped the ball.

Oct 16 10:12

First Dallas nurse to contract Ebola headed for D.C. suburb

Officials announced Thursday that first Texas nurse to contract Ebola while treating a Liberian patient is scheduled to be transferred to a leading research center in suburban Washington.

Nina Pham, 26, will be taken to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, said Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Oct 16 10:10

Sources: Nurse with Ebola to be moved from Dallas hospital to Maryland facility

Frontier Airlines placed six crew members on paid leave for 21 days "out of an abundance of caution," CEO David Siegel wrote in a letter to employees.

The airline also removed the plane's seat covers and carpet near where the infected passenger sat, even though it had not been asked to by the CDC, Siegel said.

Oct 16 10:01

Emergency in Madrid airport over patient with Ebola symptoms on flight from Paris

An Air France plane carrying 183 passengers has been quarantined in Madrid’s Barajas Airport over a passenger showing Ebola-like symptoms. The airport activated the emergency protocol.

Oct 16 09:56

McDonald's Had to Hire a Fact-Checker to Prove It Serves Real Food

For McDonald's, 2014 has been like a Happy Meal that's missing a trinket: a major bummer. Its China operations (along with those other US fast-food firms) got caught up in an expired-meat scandal that pushed down Asian sales. Its US sales are downtoo, and its share price has fallen about 8 percent over the past three months.

Oct 16 09:36

“Imminent Ebola Epidemic Is A Certainty” Says Texas Officials & Healthcare Workers

Texas officials and healthcare workers from around the state are urgently warning friends and family that an “imminent Ebola epidemic is a certainty.”

This is not a test.

The above quote is drawn from a conversation between the author and a Texas healthcare professional with over 39 years of experience in many areas of medical care (including ICU, ER, labor & delivery) and currently works as a Director for a hospice organization. The individual quoted also has direct relationships with members of the Texas State Legislature and staff within the Texas Governors office.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The reason for concern is not only all the bad judgement calls from CDC about how infective Ebola is, but that everything the government is doing is reactive, such as the Ebola SWAT teams. They are playing catch up. And in a race like this there is no second place, only dead last!

Oct 16 09:28

U.S. Response to Ebola: We Don’t Have the “Strongest” Medical System In the World … Only the Most EXPENSIVE

U.S. medical officials have repeatedly said – almost like a mantra – that Ebola can’t possibly effect our country because we have the “strongest” and “best” medical system in the world.

Were they speaking as scientists … or salesman? After all, the U.S. has the most expensive medical system in the world. And – like all good salesmen – they have to talk up and justify the super-pricey product.

In fact, independent studies rank the strength and quality of our system as low.

Oct 16 09:27

Ann Coulter - WE'LL TELL YOU HOW DANGEROUS EBOLA IS AFTER THE ELECTION

This summer, the U.S. government imposed a travel ban on Israel simply to pressure Prime Minister Netanyahu into accepting a ceasefire agreement. But we can't put a travel restriction on countries where a contagious disease is raging.

It's becoming increasingly clear this is just another platform for Obama to demonstrate that we are citizens of the world. The entire Ebola issue is being discussed -- by our government, not the United Nations -- as if Liberians are indistinguishable from Americans, and U.S. taxpayers should be willing to pay whatever it takes to save them.

Maybe we should give them the vote, too! If Ebola was concentrated in Finland and Norway -- certainly Israel! -- we'd have had a travel ban on Day One.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, this IS an historic occasion. I actually agree with Ann Coulter on something!!!!

Oct 16 09:09

U.S. Ebola Response to be Probed by Congress

Congressional lawmakers will probe the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak on Thursday amid growing fears of wider transmission after two health-care workers who treated an infected patient were diagnosed with the disease.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The cottage is on fire and Congress sits down to discuss whether or not they should buy a fire extinguisher!

Fire (not to mention Ebola) is a very real danger, but this government was caught off guard because for the last several years all their time, energy, and OUR money has been spent on the fiction of human-caused global warming, not to mention propping up Wall Street, Israel, and arming the Syrian Rebels, even though the CIA said this was not likely to work. To that end, the Obama administration sold the fire extinguisher (canceled the CDC's program to deal with a major epidemic outbreak in the US) back in 2010.

I understand that choosing a government is a political process. What I do not understand is allowing the political process to run the government!

UPDATE: So far the discussion is focused on getting a vaccine ready for sale and sending troops to Africa to save them from ISISbola!


Oct 16 09:06

The Idiotic Explanation Why The "Idiot With The Clipboard" Was Unprotected

So - in summary - due to the restrictive vision when wearing an Ebola-protective suit, one member of staff must be sacrificed/exposed to ensure no one trips?

Oct 16 09:01

WHO Shocked At 427 Ebola-Infected Healthcare Workers As Cases Top 9000, Deaths Exceed 4500

If trained professionals (in West Africa and the US) are becoming infected by the deadly Ebola virus, what hope is there for fellow passengers in a tightly-packed metal tube?

Oct 16 09:01

Obama May Send National Guard to Liberia to Fight Ebola: Sources

President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order Thursday paving the way for the deployment of National Guard forces to Liberia to help contain the Ebola outbreak there, sources told NBC News.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That is not a rescue, that is an invasion!

And keep in mind that it was deploying US troops that carried the 1918 pandemic from Camp Funston to every corner of the globe!

Oct 16 08:53

Obama Confident U.S. Can Avoid Ebola Outbreak

Yeah, and Obama was confident healthcare.gov was going to work, that arming the Syrian rebels was going to work, that stimulus was going to work, that human-caused global warming is real, etc. etc. etc. etc. ad infinitum ad nauseum!

Oct 16 08:23

Fracking Earthquakes Confirmed (Again) in Ohio

Kevin Samson
Activist Post

There has been an ongoing battle between researchers and the natural gas and oil industries over whether or not hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is definitively leading to an increase in earthquake activity.

Ohio is already on the map as one of the 6 states where earthquakes are a new feature of reality. And it's one state where mainstream geologists and seismologists are now confirming the link between fracking and earthquakes that we have been suspecting all along...

Oct 16 08:05

13 Ohio nurses are being monitored for Ebola

Nurses from Ohio on the same flight with a Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola have been placed on paid leave while their health is being checked daily for possible symptoms, two area hospital systems said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note that the local governments are hospitals are making better calls than the feds!

Oct 16 08:03

Confronting Battered Citizen Syndrome

James F. Tracy
Activist Post

State-sponsored terrorism poses a significant challenge to the psychological well-being of the body politic. While evident in many geopolitical locales, this condition arising from such government abuses is especially prevalent in the West. Such a disorder is comparable to the psychological manipulation recognized on a micro-level in some spousal relationships.

Indeed, the 13-year-old “war on terror” has contributed to a grave societal malady that might be deemed “battered citizen syndrome.” As the project of a transnational New World Order is laid out, the psychological constitution of the polity must necessarily experience perpetual crises and the threat thereof. Genuinely non-conventional political communication, organization and activism are among the few substantial means of combating battered citizen syndrome and the spiritual and psychological slavery it perpetuates...

Oct 16 07:53

Clipboard man' seen without any protective gear stood with workers in full hazmat suits transporting Ebola patient

Video footage of a plain-clothes man surrounded by people in full hazmat suits transporting the second US Ebola patient to Atlanta has been described as a potentially "serious breach of protocol" by an Ebola expert.

In the footage, aired lived by NBC 5, the unidentified man can be seen clutching a document as health workers wearing full protective gear take Ebola patient Amber Vinson from an ambulance towards a specially-equipped jet at Dallas' Love Field.

Viewers immediately took to Twitter to ask why the man appeared completely unprotected, with one quipping: “Apparently, there is someone immune to Ebola”.

Oct 16 07:51

Air France plane isolated in Madrid following a suspected case of Ebola

AN AIR FRANCE plane has been isolated at an airport in Madrid today following a suspected case of Ebola.

Emergency health procedures were instigated after one of the passengers was reported to have a fever and shivers - common symptoms of the deadly virus.

The situation is being treated as a suspected case of the deadly disease, according to a health ministry spokeswoman.

Air France said in a statement that a passenger from Nigeria started shaking during the Airbus A321 flight.

A Spanish Airport Authority spokeswoman added the plane had arrived in Madrid from Paris, with several reports stating that there were 163 passengers on board.

Oct 16 07:20

FEMA Conducting Pandemic Drills Amidst Ebola Crisis

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

In yet another curious coincidence surrounding the recent Ebola crisis, it appears that FEMA has been preparing for the appearance of a pandemic of deadly disease in the near future all along...

Oct 16 06:41

Dallas Commissioners Will Declare State Of Disaster Over Ebola

While the message from the President is 'keep calm and avoid bodily fluids', it appears the commissioners in Dallas are slightly more concerned at the potential for Ebola to escalate:

*DALLAS COMMISSIONERS TO DECLARE LOCAL STATE OF DISASTER TOMORROW: NBC-TV
*DALLAS COUNTY CONSIDERS DECLARING STATE OF DISASTER FROM EBOLA
*DALLAS DISASTER DECLARATION WOULD ACTIVATE EMERGENCY PLAN

Oct 16 06:24

Scientists find vitamin D is crucial in human immune response to tuberculosis

Vitamin D — a natural hormone, rather than a vitamin — is known to be instrumental in bone development but also may protect against cancer and autoimmune diseases and fight infections.

In a study published online Oct. 12 in the peer-reviewed journal Science Translational Medicine, researchers examined the mechanisms that govern the immune system's ability to kill or inhibit the growth of pathogens such as Myobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes tuberculosis.

The team found that T cells, which are white blood cells that play a central role in immunity, release a protein called interferon-g that triggers communication between cells and directs infected immune cells to attack the invading tuberculosis bacteria. However, this activation requires sufficient levels of vitamin D to be effective.

Oct 16 06:20

Ebola: A Symptom of Economic Inequality

Of the many strands that, woven together, make up one of the world’s greatest rivers, the Congo, there is one which enters the river’s main waters as the great river arches to its most northern latitude. Starting from the southeast regions of what is today the Democratic Republic of the Congo, it first stretches almost due north, its main artery referred to as the Lualaba. A ways beyond Kisangani and Bumba, the main branch, fed by hundreds of tributaries, lurches almost due west, making a gentle west-north-west arch until, past the rapids just after Kinshasa, it tumbles dramatically to the ocean past Goma.

Oct 16 06:19

Nurses at Dallas hospital describe poor safety measures with Ebola victim

Nurses at a Texas hospital where a Liberian man died of Ebola described a confused and chaotic response to his arrival in the emergency room, alleging in a statement Tuesday that he languished for hours in a room with other patients and that hospital authorities resisted isolating him.

In addition, they said, the nurses tending him had flimsy protective gear and no proper training from hospital administrators in handling such a patient.

The allegations, made under unusual circumstances, provided the first detailed portrait of Thomas Eric Duncan's second trip to the emergency room, where he arrived by ambulance days after doctors had sent him home with a fever, a headache, abdominal pain and a prescription for antibiotics.

Oct 16 06:19

Vitamin D 'triggers and arms' the immune system

The so-called sunshine vitamin, which can be obtained from food or manufactured by human skin exposed to the sun, plays a key role in boosting the immune system, researchers believe.

In particular it triggers and arms the body's T cells, the cells in the body that seek out and destroy any invading bacteria and viruses.

Scientists at the University of Copenhagen have discovered that Vitamin D is crucial to activating our immune defences and that without sufficient intake of the vitamin, the killer cells of the immune system – T cells – will not be able to react to and fight off serious infections in the body.

Oct 16 06:18

US Embassies in Ebola-Stricken Countries Are Still Processing Visas for Non-US Citizens

Despite the outbreak of Ebola, it is still possible to get a visa from the three West African countries at the heart of the outbreak, and a key congressman is demanding to know why.

Oct 16 06:14

Two Republicans Call on CDC Chief to Resign Amid Ebola Spread

Two Republican U.S. lawmakers called for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Thomas R. Frieden’s resignation, saying he mishandled the cases of two health-care workers in Texas who contracted Ebola.

Representative Pete Sessions of Texas, a member of the House Republican leadership, told conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham that Frieden had failed to prevent the spread of the virus to two health workers who cared for a man who died of the disease in Dallas. Representative Tom Marino of Pennsylvania also called for Frieden to quit, saying that the “Ebola situation is beginning to spiral beyond control.”

Sessions, whose district is home to the hospital where the Ebola patients were treated, and Marino commented after the agency said today that the second Texas health worker who tested positive for Ebola flew from Dallas to Cleveland and back before reporting she had symptoms.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is about as helpful as firing the Captains of the Titanic and the Hindenburg!

Oct 16 06:13

World Health Organization Forced to Admit that Ebola Might Be Spread to Healthcare Workers through Coughing and Sneezing

That’s why all frontline healthcare workers should wear respirators … just like CDC personnel.

Oct 16 06:11

The 20-Year-Old Ebola Treatment That Could Save Kent Brantly

“The rest of the team became concerned,” says Colebunders, and some of the medical professionals there who had suffered through and survived an earlier infection (“convalescent patients” in the literature) wanted to donate some of their blood to the nurse. “The Americans and Scientists from the States didnt believe it could work,” says Colebunders, but the Congolese doctors did it anyway. The same blood transfusion procedure was repeated for seven others who were ill, the final group of Ebola-stricken patients in the hospital.

The results were staggering: seven of the eight survived.

Oct 16 06:05

Disaster Declaration Planned for Ebola Fight

Dallas County Commissioners will hold a special meeting Thursday at 2 p.m. to declare a disaster over "the potential for widespread or severe damage, injury, loss or threat of life resulting from the Ebola virus."

The declaration could help officials impose new travel restrictions on health care workers who may have cared for the first Dallas Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan.

Oct 16 06:05

Some nurses from several local hospitals were on flight with Vinson

Some nurses from several local hospitals were on the Oct. 10 flight with Amber Vinson before she was diagnosed with Ebola.

Those hospitals include Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth System and Aultman Hospital.

Oct 16 06:04

Ebola Could Mutate into an Airborne Virus; "Bar Entry from Affected Countries" Says Liberty GB

Lord Winston asserted: "I am slightly concerned about the possible risk of seeming a little complacent about saying that this is low-risk. We know that viruses mutate, for example, and we know that the Ebola virus can mutate."

He was echoing a similar concern expressed on US television by an expert on the Ebola virus, Purdue University virologist Dr. David Sanders, who has been studying this virus since 2003.

Oct 16 06:03

CDC Criticize Ebola Nurse Who Flew to Cleveland

“She should not have traveled on a commercial airline,” Frieden said during a press conference on Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is Frieden being a politician again. The nurse PHONED the CDC, described her condition, and was told by the CDC she was okay to fly back home to Dallas!

Oct 16 05:57

EARLY REPORT - Ebola has broken out in Guatemala, Central America

I have been informed from a private but totally reliable source in Guatemala that a male from the Congo is hospitalized with Ebola in the IGSS Hospital in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

I am told that the authorities are in a panic as they do NOT have any facility capable of handling Level 4 Bio-hazards.

There has been a news embargo of this story.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This report is not yet confirmed.

Oct 16 05:53

Emergency in Madrid airport over patient with Ebola symptoms on flight from Paris

An Air France plane carrying 183 passengers has been quarantined in Madrid’s Barajas Airport over a passenger showing Ebola-like symptoms. The airport has activated the emergency protocol, local media report.

Oct 16 05:51

Airborne spread of Ebola "strongly suspected" by Canadian health care workers

Viral Hemorhagic Fever: Update for Clinicians and it's prior versions said that nosocomial transmission may occur "by aerosols." This information is consistent with the posted Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) "Ebola Virus Pathogen Safety Data Sheet," which says "...airborne spread among humans is strongly suspected"

In the statement, Dr. Isra Levy, Ottawa's medical officer of health, emphasized that "Ebola virus disease spreads only through direct contact with infected bodily fluids." But the head of the Ontario Nurses Association said there is no consensus on whether or not Ebola can spread through the air. Linda Haslam-Stroud argued that someone could inhale tiny airborne particles if exposed to them long enough in an enclosed space.

"Aerosol transmission has not been ruled out and this is the fundamental disagreement that we're having right now with the government and we're working with the government to try to resolve," she said. "Ebola has a lot of unknowns to it."

Oct 16 05:43

Virus-transmitting 'yellow fever' mosquitoes discovered in L.A. County

A new aggressive daytime-biting mosquito capable of transmitting debilitating and possibly deadly viruses has been found in the Los Angeles region, officials announced Wednesday.

Known as yellow fever mosquitoes, the insects were found Oct. 7 and 8 in Commerce and Pico Rivera, respectively, according to the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One of the usual duties of local government is politely termed "vector control" which means taking active steps to reduce the population of insects and animals known to carry diseases; aka the "vectors." This is a function of government that usually operates below the notice of the taxpayers and for that very reason is the first to feel the austerity budget axe. That certainly happened here in Hawaii and likely California and other states, and now the populations of disease-carrying insects and animals are on the rise!

Oct 16 05:39

Obama Says Ebola Virus Can Spread Globally if Not Supressed

The deadly Ebola virus will spread globally, if the current outbreak in Western Africa is not defeated, US President Barack Obama told reporters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Magnificent grasp of the obvious, and only six months too late!

Oct 16 05:31

Second Ebola nurse was given green light to fly back to Dallas by CDC

On the same day President Obama vowed an aggressive response to Ebola, it was revealed feverish nurse Amber Vinson was told by the CDC she could fly back to Dallas because her 99.5 temperature was not at threshold and there were no symptoms.

Oct 16 05:28

Obama: CDC ‘SWAT’ Teams Will Combat Ebola

President Barack Obama said Wednesday his administration will respond to new Ebola cases “in a much more aggressive way,” taking charge of the issue after a second Texas health care worker was diagnosed with the disease.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Behind the grandstanding lies a stark truth. The US Government is still playing catch-up with this problem, and in a race like this there is no second place, only dead last! That is not reassuring when dealing with a government whose first response to Hurricane Katrina was to send in armored tanks to New Orleans!

Oct 16 05:20

2nd nurse with Ebola called CDC before boarding flight

In the case of Amber Vinson, the Dallas nurse who flew commercially as she was becoming ill with Ebola, one health official said "somebody dropped the ball."

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that Vinson called the agency several times before flying, saying that she had a fever with a temperature of 99.5 degrees. But because her fever wasn't 100.4 degrees or higher, she didn't officially fall into the group of "high risk" and was allowed to fly.

Officials in the U.S. have been trying to calm fears over the Ebola crisis, but time and again events have overtaken their assurances.

Oct 15 20:01

Shock W.H.O. report: Ebola has 42-day incubation period, not 21 days!

A jaw-dropping report released by the World Health Organization on October 14, 2014 reveals that 1 in 20 Ebola infections has an incubation period longer than the 21 days which has been repeatedly claimed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

Oct 15 17:13

Four Sections of the San Andreas Fault are 'Locked' and Building Up Pressure

A new report from the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA) has highlighted four sections of the San Andreas fault that are locked in place and building up pressure.

Fault creep describes the slight slips, and the release of small amounts of pressure that build up on fault lines. Without the creep that most faults exhibit, the pressure builds and builds until there is a major earthquake when the 'stuck' rocks suddenly move and the pressure is released.

Oct 15 16:20

The ""Ebola Plane" Made Five More Flights Before It Was Grounded

The news came out this morning that the second American nurse diagnosed with Ebola flew on a plane with 132 other passengers from Cleveland, Ohio to Dallas, Texas. Amber Vinson had a low-grade fever when she boarded the plane, and was admitted to Texas Presbyterian Hospital just hours after disembarking.

The latest horror?

Not only were 132 people who flew with Vinson exposed to Ebola.

In the time it took the CDC to notify Frontier Airlines of the issue, 5 more flights were made.

Oct 15 16:04

Top U.S. Military Leaders are Worried About Ebola

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff – the American top military leader – told CNN today:

“If you bring two doctors who happen to have that specialty [i.e. doctors who are experts in Ebola] into a room, one will say, ‘No there is no way it will ever become airborne, but it could mutate so it could be harder to discover,’ ” and another might say something completely different, Dempsey said.

He said he is alarmed by the World Health Organization’s warning that Ebola cases could increase and the virus could mutate.

“Then it will be an extraordinarily serious problem,” he said. “I don’t know who is right. I don’t want to take that chance, so I am taking it very seriously.”

Oct 15 15:42

If A Few Ebola Cases Can Make The Stock Market Crash This Much, What Would A Full-Blown Pandemic Mean?

Is Ebola going to cause another of the massive October stock market crashes that Wall Street is famous for? At one point on Wednesday, the Dow was down a staggering 460 points. It ultimately closed down just 173 points, but this was the fifth day in a row that the Dow has declined.

Oct 15 15:33

Who is unprotected clipboard dude…so we can all stay the hell away from him!

Oct 15 15:19

Plane that carried Ebola patient also flew to S. Fla.

Wednesday morning, officials confirmed a nurse who cared for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan travelled on Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth on October 13 before feeling symptoms of the virus.

The same plane used on Flight 1143 was used on an October 14 flight from Cleveland to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The plane with tail number N22OFR later returned to Cleveland that afternoon before heading on a route from Cleveland to Atlanta and then back.

Frontier removed the plane from service early Wednesday following the CDC warning and according to reports, the airline said the plane was immediately decontaminated.

Oct 15 14:31

CCHR Launches Investigation into Michigan Mental Health Policies—in response to state’s repeated attempts to prosecute mother for refusing to drug daughter

When will the deliberate persecution of Detroit mother, Maryanne Godboldo, come to an end? Despite four court rulings exonerating Godboldo of any wrongdoing, the state prosecutor is, inexplicably, committed to what can only be described as a relentless attack. The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), the nation’s leading mental health watchdog, has launched an in-depth investigation into Michigan’s mental health policies to get to the bottom of the state’s seemingly endless prosecution of Godboldo.

Oct 15 14:30

Passengers on flight with Ebola patient might be infected

CDC attempting to contact all passengers on Frontier Airlines flight

Oct 15 13:32

The 64 Countries that Require GMO Labeling – U.S. Buckles Under Biotech Pressure

Monsanto, Dow, Cargill, and many dozen food manufacturers are trying to fight the imminent passage of labeling bills in both Colorado and Oregon, claiming that GMOs’ are ‘safe,’ and that labeling will only lead to food hysteria. But the fact is, much of the modern world requires labeling of GMO foods, or downright bans them. What about the United States? No labeling here!

Oct 15 13:31

Monsanto Losing Hundreds of Millions, Investors Pulling Out: End of GMO Giant to Come

Ladies and gentleman, the stage has been set since around early 2011 for Monsanto’s corruption to truly be exposed. An increasingly large number of intellectually powerful individuals have decided that they simply will not stand for the genetic manipulation of the food supply.

As a newsletter subscriber to NaturalSociety, you are one of these highly instrumental figures that has helped reveal the numerous ways in which mega corporations like Monsanto have thrown our health to the side and placed profits in front of people.

Oct 15 13:19

Bill Gates Faces Trial in India for Illegally Testing Tribal Children with Vaccines

Have Bill Gates and his eugenicist foundation’s crimes against humanity finally caught up with him? If the Supreme Court of India has anything to say about it, he will face the ramifications of poisoning millions of Indian children with vaccines.

Oct 15 12:35

Privatized Ebola: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the World Health Organization’s Boss, Not Governments

I'd appreciate it if we added fascism to the drop-down.

Snip: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation may appear to be a savior when it provides $300 million to the WHO budget, but those dollars come with strings attached. WHO director general Dr. Margaret Chan admitted as much when she said, “My budget [is] highly earmarked, so it is driven by what I call donor interests.” Instead of being on the front line when a communicable disease crisis appears, it spends its time administering what Gates and his team have determined is best.

Oct 15 12:09

Will the Real Ebola Vaccine Stand Up? Exposing a Major Cover Up

There are lat east two Ebola vaccines. One vaccine has been in development since 2004. The second vaccine, being developed by GSK, is presently in development and will be brought to market by January 2015.
Vaccine #1- GSK

To say that this vaccine is being brought to the public a little too fast would be the same as saying that Mt. St. Helens caused the earth to “shake a little bit”. The GSK vaccine will be completed from start to finish in 5 short months. Normal medical protocols dictated that this process should take from 3-5 to years. This vaccine is reckless and will endanger the public’s health upon its roll-out.
Vaccine #2- Crucell

What You Are Not Being Told: Fast facts From Crucell’s Website

Crucell is developing an Ebola vaccine in collaboration with the Vaccine Research Center (VRC) of the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). It has been shown to completely protect monkeys against the virus with a single dose of the vaccine.

Oct 15 11:58

Plane Used by Ebola-Infected Nurse Was Cleaned and Back in Service Next Day

The plane that transported an Ebola-infected nurse from Cleveland to Dallas was cleaned and put back into service the next day, according to Frontier Airlines.

The plane has flown to at least one other U.S. city after being cleaned in Dallas, according to the airline, which confirmed it was cleaned again in Cleveland on Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The second cleaning probably included some serious disinfecting (we hope) but the cleaning crew on Tuesday had no way to know the plane was possibly contaminated with Ebola and probably did little more than vacuum, pick up the trash, and do a surface wipedown. Unless they took special precautions, the cleanup crew is possibly exposed to an even greater degree that passengers just sitting in their seats were.

Oct 15 11:40

Ebola screening at Heathrow is blasted as 'a joke' on first day as passengers arriving from Africa reveal: 'We could have walked straight through'

Britain's Ebola screening plans descended into chaos on its first day today after people flying to the UK from high risk countries revealed the checks are not compulsory.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said airline passengers from West Africa must be checked for symptoms 'to make our country safe' and warned the epidemic could be as deadly as Aids.

He also warned Britain should expect up to ten cases by Christmas as screening of passengers from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, where 4,000 have died from Ebola, started at Heathrow.

But travellers at Terminal One this morning said the system is a 'complete joke' because they were either not checked at all, told it was optional or had to seek out medical staff themselves.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What we have are governments wanting to LOOK like they are dealing with the problem, ahead of actually doing anything.

Oct 15 11:31

Airline Stocks Tumbling After News Hospital Worker With Ebola Flew On Commercial Flight

News that a health worker diagnosed with Ebola flew on a commercial flight the night before showing symptoms raised fears on Wall Street that the scare over the virus could reduce air travel.

Shares of the biggest U.S. airlines tumbled between 4 percent and 6 percent in afternoon trading.

Oct 15 11:10

Largest U.S. Nurses’ Union makes socking allegations over Ebola containment efforts in Dallas

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient to be diagnosed and die of Ebola inside the U.S., was left in a open area of the emergency room for hours and had so much medical waste that it was left piled to the ceiling, according to a statement released by the largest U.S. Nurses’ Union.

Oct 15 11:07

Wildlife populations have declined by 52% since 1970.1000s of representatives of govts, NGOs, indigenous peoples, scientists & private sector at Pyeongchang conference working to speed up a global 'Strategic Plan for Biodiversity'

Global wildlife populations have declined, on average, by 52 percent in the 40 year period since 1970, reports the global conservation nonprofit WWF. Habitat loss and degradation are the greatest threats to biodiversity, with exploitation of wildlife and climate change close behind.

Oct 15 11:03

The Real X-Files - Sound Barrier Broken - 67 years Ago TodayChuck Yeager breaks the Sound Barrier (October 14th 1947)

Chuck Yaeger named his Bell X-1 rocket powered aircraft Glamorous Glennis after his girlfriend Glennis Dickhouse, who he married in February 1945. On October 14th 1947 he piloted the X-1 past the speed of sound, becoming the first man in history to travel faster than mach 1.

Oct 15 10:51

Privatized Ebola

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the World Health Organization’s Boss, Not Governments.

Oct 15 10:46

ISIS Could Turn Ebola Into Bioweapon, Security Expert Warns

The Islamic State (ISIS) may be thinking of using human carriers to infect its enemies with the Ebola virus, a national security expert claims, saying terror groups would not have to weaponize the deadly virus to spread the disease.

"In the context of terrorist activity, it doesn't take much sophistication to go that next step to use a human being as a carrier," Retired Capt. Al Shimkus, a professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College, told Forbes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

TRANSLATION: "We hopelessly botched up this Ebola thing about as bad as how we handled Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, the Gulf Oil Disaster (not to mention Obamacare), but we can duck the blame by claiming the coming pandemic is a terror attack!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Oct 15 10:44

Global Warming Blamed for Ebola Outbreak

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(sigh)

Oct 15 10:33

Russia develops hybrid fusion-fission reactor, offers China role

Russia is developing a hybrid nuclear reactor that uses both nuclear fusion and fission, said head of leading nuclear research facility. The project is open for international collaboration, particularly from Chinese scientists.

Oct 15 10:09

WHO finally admits sneezing and coughing can spread Ebola

As Ebola continues to spread, the official story about how it is spreading keeps on changing. The World Health Organization (WHO) now says that Ebola can spread through the air via moisture released through sneezing and coughing, a powerful admission that exposes the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which says this isn't possible, as a fraud.

Oct 15 09:40

Sun-Times Media Says Don’t Read Alternative News – wait for Official Statements…

because we all know how reliable official statements are!

Oct 15 09:36

Huh? Ebola vaccine not being tested against Ebola

Before long, we are all going to be inundated with a mainstream media propaganda campaign that demands we all accept an Ebola vaccine. Right now, a vaccine has already entered human trials in Africa, reports NBC News. [1] The vaccine was developed by the NIH, and the clinical trial is being run by the University of Maryland.

But there's huge problem in all this: the vaccine won't be tested against Ebola. It will be "approved" by the FDA in record time without ever being shown to be effective, in other words.

Oct 15 09:06

Cough medicines are 'waste of money' and you're better off trying honey and lemon, say doctors

Cough medicines are waste of money, doctors declared today.

Both NHS bosses and leading GPs have dismissed the products - and say traditional home made remedies with lemon or honey to be the best approach.

Cough medicines, which usually cost between £3 and £5 for a small bottle, are part of an over-the-counter healthcare industry worth £3 billion a year.

Oct 15 08:52

Fracking triggered 400 earthquakes in Ohio

A new study on the practice of hydraulic fracturing has found a direct connection to some 400 micro-earthquakes in an Ohio town. This is the second report on the Utica Shale this year. The town is one of very few where the quakes took place on a fault.

The new study, published Tuesday in the journal Seismological Research Letters, focuses on the eastern town of Canton, Harrison County, and three particular wells. It has found that the three wells operated in September-October 2013 in the Utica Shale caused 10 quakes of magnitude 1.7-2.2, among others.

Oct 15 08:29

Newest Ebola patient flew Frontier Airlines day before diagnosis

The second healthcare worker who tested positive for Ebola last night flew by air Oct. 13th, the day before she reported symptoms, reported the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in a release.

She flew on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth. The CDC is asking all 132 passengers on the flight to call 1 800-CDC INFO (1 800-232-4636). Passengers will be monitored for symptoms and interviewed about the flight.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Plus everyone who touched the ticket counter top or went through the TSA checkpoint after she did.

Frontier Airlines uses Concourse A at the Cleveland airport, which it shares with American Airlines and US Airways. There is also an ATM machine in the concourse shop area, and, of course, the restrooms.

And, given that Dallas is her home, at some point there was a flight FROM Dallas TO Cleveland. If this was a weekend visit, then the first flight was only last Friday night or early Saturday. UPDATE: CONFIRMED she flew from Dallas to Cleveland Oct 10th.

Oct 15 08:21

Doctors Without Borders loses 9 medics to Ebola

A Sierra Leone soldier has tested positive for Ebola but he is not a member of, and had no contact with, a battalion of peacekeepers waiting to deploy to Somalia, a government spokesman said Tuesday.

Oct 15 08:15

FDA approves experimental use of antiviral drug for Ebola, but still won't allow testing with colloidal silver or Echinacea

This brings up the questions: Why are new experimental drugs the only things being tested, especially when they are ineffective long term? Why are pandemics taken advantage of to sell only profitable drug company potions? Why are drug company interests put before the health of thousands who are struggling in West Africa?

Why aren't powerful medicines like colloidal silver or Echinacea being tested against Ebola?

Oct 15 07:37

Corn can be bred to be rich in vitamin A naturally, without the use of questionable GMO technology

Researchers at Purdue successfully identified a set of genes responsible for naturally boosting the provitamin A content of corn kernels, a discovery that could serve emergent nations suffering from vitamin A deficiencies and macular degeneration in the elderly.

Researchers found a way to naturally select the gene variations responsible for producing corn with more vitamin A

A professor of agronomy and the Patterson Endowed Chair of Translational Genomics for Crop Improvement Torbet Rocheford and his colleagues discovered that if the gene variation is selected, it improves the nutritional content of white corn, transforming it into a "biofortified orange corn," a version far healthier with enriched vitamin A content.

Oct 15 07:29

CNN's blend of propaganda and infotainment on Ebola

have barf bags handy if you watch it

Oct 15 07:26

The HPV vaccine: injuries and treatment

by Stig Gerdes

The HPV vaccine Gardasil was introduced into the childhood vaccination program in Denmark in 2009. The decision was made already in 2006 by the former Minister of Health Lars Løkke Rasmussen.

In the spring of 2013 there came reports in the Danish press and on Facebook that young girls/women had developed some symptoms characterized by damage to the skin, nervous system, immune system, etc. These symptoms were associated to the Gardasil vaccine.

It was claimed that the vaccination was stopped in Denmark and that the injured were diagnosed and treated for all the many serious damages which were described. The problem is that many did not know and still do not know, the strange symptoms they experienced after Gardasil injections are vaccine injuries...

Oct 15 07:13

Officials: No Ebola in Mobile County

In a statement released by the USA Medical Center, the woman did not meet the Centers for Disease Control screening criteria and there is no risk for Ebola.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Given CDC's other goofs, I am not feeling reassured.

Oct 15 07:06

Vaccines: Penalizing the Unvaccinated?

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

Slate has enthusiastically supported vaccinations and, in particular, establishment talking points and narratives regarding them, as well as a particular focus on dismembering mainstream anti-vaccine views.

In an article titled, "Endangering the Herd," Slate argues that those refusing to receive vaccines should be penalized, and the act of refusing to be vaccinated be criminalized...

Oct 15 07:00

Southampton School Closed Wednesday After Enterovirus Case Confirmed

Officials say they closed an eastern Long Island elementary school after a student was confirmed to have a strain of enterovirus.

Southampton Elementary School was closed Wednesday as a precaution after an unidentified student was diagnosed with the virus, Southampton schools Superintendent Scott Farina said in a statement Tuesday.

Oct 15 06:56

BEX ALERT - fear of Ebola is RACIST!!!!

The radical, racist, and reactionary right is at it again! This time, they are stoking ugly, xenophobic, and nativist fears that Americans could contract the deadly ebola virus from African immigrants or visitors to the US! These fears are really just a smokescreen for those who hate African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Muslims and other immigrant groups along with hating the LGBT. They have no basis in reality, and the accusation really proves how desperate racists are to find ANY and EVERY excuse possible for limiting immigration. What are these white hate mongers so afraid of?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is satire, right? Right? Right?

Oct 15 06:24

This Top Marine General Just Courageously Broke Rank To Deliver A Crushing Blow To Obama

Without a doubt, a highly decorated, four-star Marine Corps General has courage and conviction. But this particular Marine — Gen. John Kelly, head of the U.S. Southern Command — has demonstrated real guts by coming right out and saying something that his own Commander-in-Chief might not like to hear.

While President Obama calls for more health screenings at a handful of U.S. airports, Gen. Kelly argues that the real threat of a domestic Ebola outbreak could come sweeping across the southern border…which has nothing to do with air travel into the United States.

Oct 15 06:21

Nurses at Texas hospital: 'There were no protocols' about Ebola

On the day that Thomas Eric Duncan was admitted to the hospital with possible Ebola symptoms, he was "left for several hours, not in isolation, in an area where other patients were present," union co-president Deborah Burger said.

Up to seven other patients were present in that area, the nurses said, according to the union.

A nursing supervisor faced resistance from hospital authorities when the supervisor demanded that Duncan be moved to an isolation unit, the nurses said, according to the union.

At first, protective gear nurses were wearing while treating Duncan left their necks exposed.

Oct 15 05:59

Water temperature of the Great Lakes is over 6 degrees colder than normal - threatening an even earlier and COLDER winter in Midwest

Michigan residents may see a cold and icy winter arrive sooner this year, reportedly due to lower temperatures in the Great Lakes.

Average surface temperatures for both Lake Superior and Lake Michigan have dropped: Superior's went from from 53.7 degrees on October 11, 2013 to 47.6 degrees Saturday, while Michigan's went from 62.1 degrees to 56.0 degrees, MLive.com reported.

That means both lakes experienced temperature drops of 6.1 degrees, the news site explained. Michigan residents may need to bundle up sooner to brace both November and December chilly weather as a result of cooler lakes, MLive.com reported.

Lakes may also ice up sooner because of the extra chilly water temperatures, the news site reported.

Oct 15 05:56

Ebola: Very Crafty, False-Flag Vaccination-Blackmail ?

But blackmailing of whom and for what purposes? In any false-flag, someone or some party is falsely blamed. My guess is that a new Ebola Vaccine will soon be rolled out and many will refuse it, while Ebola is “covertly seeded” across America. Then the vaccination-refusers will be blamed for it. And this blame will then perhaps be used as an excuse to attack and intern those who won’t comply, either murdering them in their own homes, or taking them to quarantined FEMA Camps, where they can be forcibly inoculated with vaccines containing Ebola.

Oct 15 05:35

Drug-monitoring program a prescription for privacy loss, ACLU argues

Law enforcement is about to get a good look inside Pennsylvanians’ medicine cabinets.

State lawmakers are on the verge of establishing an expanded prescription monitoring program that would allow law enforcement to obtain sensitive medical information without a search warrant. Doctors and pharmacists also would have access.

Proponents of the legislation enacting the program contend it would be a valuable public-health tool to crack down on doctor shopping in a state with the nation’s 14th-highest drug overdose mortality rate. Critics fire back that it’s another governmental invasion of privacy.

Oct 15 04:49

Obamacare website won’t reveal insurance costs for 2015 until after election

Those planning to purchase health insurance on the Obamacare exchange will soon find out how much rates have increased — after the Nov. 4 election.

Oct 15 04:41

Health Officials Monitoring 125 For Ebola Symptoms

Health officials are now monitoring 125 people who had either definite or possible exposure to the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States.

Oct 15 04:35

Border Doctor Fears Ebola May Have Mutated

Infectious disease specialist rejects 'powers that be' claiming 'we have it all under control'

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Yeah; I think at this point we all understand that the government has screwed this up pretty bad.

Oct 15 04:35

Yet another significicant paper finds low climate sensitivity to CO2, suggesting there is no global warming crisis at hand

Hot on the heels of the Lewis and Curry paper, we have this new paper, which looks to be well researched, empirically based, and a potential blockbuster for dimming the alarmism that has been so prevalent over climate sensitivity. With a climate sensitivity of just 0.43°C, it takes the air out of the alarmism balloon.

Oct 15 04:31

Shock W.H.O. report: Ebola has 42-day incubation period, not 21 days!

If this interpretation of the WHO's statistics are correct, it would mean that:

• 1 in 20 Ebola infections may result in incubations lasting significantly longer than 21 days

• The 21-day quarantine currently being enforced by the CDC is entirely insufficient to halt an outbreak

Oct 15 04:28

FLASHBACK 2009 - Acute viral infections

Often an acute infection may cause little or no clinical symptoms – the so-called inapparent infection. A well-known example is poliovirus infection: over 90% are without symptoms. During an inapparent infection, sufficient virus replication occurs in the host to induce antiviral antibodies, but not enough to cause disease. Such infections are important for the spread of infection, because they are not easily detected. During the height of the polio epidemic in the US, the quarantine of paralyzed patients had no effect on the spread of the disease, because 99% of the infected individuals had no symptoms and were leading normal lives and spreading infection.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The CDC is still pushing the claim that only people showing actual Ebola symptoms can infect others. This article suggests otherwise. Cases of people infected with Ebola but never showing any symptoms have been documented. CDC/DC still don't have a handle on this.

Oct 15 04:18

Second Health Care Worker Tests Positive

A second Texas health care worker who provided care for Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan has contracted the virus, according to preliminary test results released early Wednesday. The worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, state health officials said in a statement. Confirmatory testing will be carried out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. "Health officials have interviewed the latest patient to quickly identify any contacts or potential exposures, and those people will be monitored," the Texas Department of State Health Services said. "The type of monitoring depends on the nature of their interactions and the potential they were exposed to the virus." It is the third case diagnosed in the U.S.

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Oct 15 04:09

WHO: 10,000 new Ebola cases per week could be seen

West Africa could face up to 10,000 new Ebola cases a week within two months, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday, adding that the death rate in the current outbreak has risen to 70 percent.

Oct 15 03:55

EBOLA STRIKES SECOND DALLAS HOSPITAL WORKER

Another health care worker has tested positive for Ebola in the U.S., the Texas Department of Health said on Wednesday, becoming the second person to contract the deadly disease in the U.S. and the third to be treated for it.

Oct 15 00:57

Shedding light on diabetes: Breakthrough drug will transform treatment

A BREAKTHROUGH diabetes drug which is activated by light and causes few side effects will transform treatment, its British inventors say.

The Type 2 diabetes drug is said to control the release of insulin as it is needed and to carry none of the risks associated with current therapies..

Existing medication for the condition can cause damage to the heart and brain or stimulate too much insulin release which causes blood sugar levels to drop too low.

The new drug can be switched on by patients with a simple light when they need it, dramatically improving treatment of the disease.

Oct 14 17:24

Plants Reduce Carbon Dioxide Levels, Invalidating Predicted Levels

A team of scientists in the United States claim that the climate models used to anticipate the increase of CO2 concentrations in the air are about 17 percent higher because of incorrectly approximating the amount of the greenhouse gas plants use for photosynthesis.

The researchers showed how they investigated the capability of plants to absorb increased amounts of carbon dioxide and found that they are able to extract more of the gas than previously thought.

Oct 14 16:22

Most U.S. Hospitals Cannot Safely Handle Ebola Patients

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.

Oct 14 15:05

Plane diverts to Rome after Ebola scare

A Pisa-bound plane from Istanbul was forced to divert to Rome after two suspected cases of the deadly Ebola virus during the flight.

Oct 14 14:26

How This Easy Homemade Sauerkraut Heals the Gut

Did you know you only need a few ingredients to make sauerkraut at home? No starters required. Check this out to see how this probiotic can help with weightloss and gut healing.

Oct 14 14:10

Bill Gates Faces Trial in India for Illegally Testing Tribal Children with Vaccines

snip: Furthermore, though absent from most mainstream U.S. media outlets, the Economic Times of India published their report in August 2014, stating that young tribal girls were tested with HPV vaccines. This involved not a handful of children, but 16,000 individuals in Andhra Pradesh, India, where they were given the Gardasil vaccine.

Oct 14 13:08

This Week in Ebola: Fear, Lies, and Propaganda

Much like the virus itself, news (propaganda?) about Ebola is spreading like wildfire. At this point, there are more questions than answers.

Let's break down some of the latest information the mainstream media and health "officials" are disseminating.

Oct 14 12:46

Italian nurse arrested over killing 38 patients who irritated her

Italian police have arrested a nurse suspected of killing at least 38 of her patients because they, or their relatives, were irritating her. The officials also found a selfie, with the nurse giving a thumbs-up in front of a recently deceased patient. Daniela Poggiali,

Oct 14 12:28

Ebola Outbreak: President Allowing Spread Because He ‘Wants America To Suffer,’ Columnist Says

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Ebola in Africa is in US interests by depopulating those regions in Africa with natural resources coveted by US corporations. Ebola in the US is an economic and political disaster as the banking system and government will collapse if too many voters and taxpayers are allowed to die. I posted this only to illustrate the caliber of people they have on FOX News.

Oct 14 11:32

Real time tracking of X37-B robot space plane.

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Looks like the next pass over the Pacific (about 40 minutes) will put the plane on the path to a landing at Edwards.

Oct 14 10:55

Why Can't We Have More 'Magic' Blood for Ebola?

Dr. Kent Brantly has now donated about a gallon of his own blood to other Ebola patients: medical missionary Dr. Rick Sacra and NBC freelance camera operator Ashoka Mukpo, and most recently Dallas nurse Nina Pham.

Patients who have recovered from Ebola have blood chock full of antibodies to the virus. Doctors hope that it can help kick-start the immune systems of patients fighting a new infection.

So why not give blood to everyone?

It’s sheer luck that Brantly has been a match for all three. Another Ebola survivor, missionary Nancy Writebol, offered blood to Thomas Eric Duncan, but it wasn’t a match. Duncan died last week.

Oct 14 10:51

Georgia county threatened to cut off hospital sewer lines over Ebola, doctor says

According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Ribner explained how doctors utilized a containment unit that the Centers for Disease Control built at Emory 12 years ago, which was intended to deal with situations like the two “high-intensity” Ebola patients who were losing up to 2 1/2 gallons of fluid per day.

But apparently DeKalb County did not have faith in the CDC precautions because Dr. Ribner said that officials threatened to cut the sewer lines if the hospital tried to dispose of any Ebola-tainted waste.

Oct 14 10:07

California will cancel Obamacare coverage for 10,000 over citizenship

California's health insurance exchange is canceling Obamacare coverage for 10,474 people who failed to prove their citizenship or legal residency in the U.S.

Covered California, the state-run insurance exchange, enrolled more than 1.2 million people during the rollout of the Affordable Care Act this year. For most consumers, the exchange said, it could verify citizenship or immigration status instantly with a federal data hub.

Oct 14 10:04

Judge blocks disposal of Ebola victim's burned belongings in Louisiana

A Louisiana judge temporarily blocked the transport of burned items linked to a Texas Ebola victim who died last week.

District Judge Bob Downing issued the injunction Monday afternoon after state Atty. Gen. Buddy Caldwell requested a temporary order to keep the incinerated items out of Louisiana.

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Is our entire legal and political class really that clueless? If the belongings have been fully incinerated, there is no risk of infection. That is the whole point of incineration, after all. This pile of ashes is harmless.

Oct 14 09:56

In wake of Dallas nurse’s diagnosis, Frieden says Ebola protocols must change.

Ebola coverage led two of the three network news broadcasts Monday evening. The networks spent a total of 17 minutes and 20 seconds on the story, focusing primarily on efforts by the CDC to determine how a Dallas nurse, who was involved in treating Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, contracted the disease despite wearing protective gear.

Oct 14 09:54

Canadian-made Ebola vaccine begins human trials in US

An experimental Canadian-made Ebola vaccine that has shown promise in tests on primates is beginning clinical trials on humans in the US.

The vaccine will be tested on healthy individuals Monday to see how well it works, whether there are side effects and what the proper dosage is, Health Minister Rona Ambrose said.

“The Canadian vaccine provides great hope and promise because it has shown to be 100% effective in preventing the spread of the Ebola virus when tested on animals,” she said.

Oct 14 09:40

Tropical Storm Ana

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Looks like we have another big storm aimed at us!

Oct 14 09:35

70-90% efficiency: Russia to send Ebola vaccine to W. Africa in 2 months

In two months, Russia is planning to send a new experimental vaccine against Ebola to Africa, according to the country’s health minister. The efficiency of the drug, which is to be tested on the ground, is about 70-90 percent.

Oct 14 09:18

Are We Being Misinformed On How Ebola Spreads

How did a health worker in Dallas wearing full protective gear catch Ebola if the virus “does not spread easily”? Just last week, Barack Obama declared to the public that you cannot get Ebola “sitting next to someone on a bus”, and yet a nurse in protective gear that was taking extreme precautions to avoid being exposed to the disease has just caught it. The head of the CDC says that there must have been a “breach in protocol” somewhere, because of course the CDC guidelines regarding the transmission of this virus could never be wrong. Even with everything that has happened, our public officials are still insisting that Ebola is “difficult to catch”. But could it be possible that they are wrong?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, just like they were wrong about human-caused global warming but still insist they are right even as the snow starts to pile up towards another record-setting winter!

Oct 14 09:17

NBC’s medical correspondent ‘violated Ebola quarantine’

An NBC News crew was ordered under mandatory quarantine for possible Ebola infection after the network’s chief medical correspondent was allegedly spotted on a food run to a New Jersey restaurant, according to a report.

Dr. Nancy Snyderman and her crew had agreed to a voluntary quarantine when they returned to the United States from West Africa last week following their exposure to a cameraman who contracted the deadly virus.

But Snyderman, who lives in Princeton, NJ, was spotted outside the Peasant Grill in nearby Hopewell on Thursday afternoon, according to Planet Princeton. Snyderman, who was wearing sunglasses and had her long hair pulled back, waited while a man went inside the eatery to pick up a takeout order, Planet reported.

Another man was sitting in the back seat, according to the local news blog.

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Yes, people with Ebola are contagious before they are symptomatic and survivors can be contagious for weeks after their symptoms vanish.

Oct 14 09:05

PRESIDENT EBOLA: In 2010 Obama Administration Scrapped CDC Quarantine Regulations Aimed At Ebola

In October 2014, the first patient on American soil infected with the Ebola virus sits in isolation in a Texas hospital, prompting calls for travel restrictions between the United States and Ebola-stricken countries.

Meanwhile, four years ago, the administration of President Barack Obama moved with virtually no fanfare to abandon a comprehensive set of regulations which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had called essential to preventing international travelers from spreading deadly diseases inside the United States.

Oct 14 08:53

Calculating the Grim Economic Costs of Ebola Outbreak

While thousands of health care workers seek to control the deadly virus in West Africa, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other medical professionals seek to prevent its outbreak in the United States, financial analysts and others have been trying to estimate — or “model,” in Wall Street parlance — the potential effect on the global economy.

The math is not pretty.

Oct 14 08:52

Some Ebola-Stricken African Families Pay Bribes for Fake Death Records

Some of the teams sent to retrieve bodies of suspected Ebola victims here are collecting cash instead, allegedly accepting bribes to issue death certificates to families saying their loved ones died of other causes and leaving the body, locals and health workers say.

It is a troubling development for an outbreak in which dead bodies are a major source of contagion and one that suggests local corruption could help undermine the international effort to contain the virus.

Oct 14 08:51

Doctors Without Borders reports that 9 of its health workers have died of Ebola

International aid organization Doctors Without Borders said that 16 of its staff members have been infected with Ebola and nine of them have died.

Oct 14 08:50

Soldier gets Ebola but is not among peacekeepers

A Sierra Leone soldier has tested positive for Ebola but he is not a member of a battalion set to deploy to Somalia as part of an African Union peacekeeping mission, a government spokesman said Tuesday.

The troops' mission will be to protect the Somali government and fight al-Shabab militants. Their deployment was put on hold this summer when an Ebola outbreak in West Africa spiraled out of control. The soldiers were isolated to allay concerns they might bring Ebola into Somalia. Their deployment suspension was lifted in recent days, an AU official in Somalia said.

Oct 14 08:40

Ebola Nurse's Dog Being Watched at Undisclosed Location

Dallas nurse Nina Pham's dog Bentley has been taken into custody by an animal shelter as she is being treated for Ebola, officials said.

The King Charles Spaniel was first kept in Pham's apartment while Dallas County officials assessed the situation this weekend, but it has been cause for concern since a Spanish nurse who contracted the disease had her pet euthanized out of fears that it could be a carrier of the deadly virus.

It does not appear that any similar action will be taken in Texas, however, as Judge Mike Rawlings said that they will be taking good care of the pet while the 26-year-old nurse is in treatment.

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Let me preface this by saying I am a dog lover. However, the animal care facility should be very cautious. According to this paper at the CDC, dogs can carry the Ebola virus and be infectious, yet not show any symptoms they are ill. Dogs are a major vector for the spread of the disease in Africa. Nina's dog needs to be kept in BSL4 isolation until testing confirms it is not infected, because if the dog is carrying the virus, it could infect not only the people at the animal shelter, but the other dogs as well.

UPDATE: I posted the above comment including tinyURL links to the relevant articles in the comments section of the ABC article.

ABC just deleted it.

UPDATE 2: The Mayor of Dallas just announced that the dog is in isolation and being cared for my workers in protective gear. I am glad they are finally starting to take this problem seriously!

Oct 14 08:16

WHO: 10,000 New Ebola Cases Per Week Could Be Seen

West Africa could see up to 10,000 new Ebola cases a week within two months, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, also confirming the death rate in the current outbreak has risen to 70 percent.

Oct 14 08:09

Breast Cancer Scam Artistes and Honky Tonk Sweathogs.

How craven, venal and ridiculous is the Breast Cancer Awareness Money machine? This says it all. It is truly amazing, the extent to which people can reveal themselves to be shameless opportunists. All they see is the money; honor, integrity and sundry other qualities lie bleeding and gasping for breath in their wake. Here is yet one more chance for me to be grateful. I am not like this. I could not be like this and remain myself. Such naked greed suggests those demonstrating it might be capable of anything; recent history has shown this to be true... unfortunately.

Oct 14 08:08

BP Agent: 'FEMA is preparing for 200 million deaths'

Taylor also spoke a great deal about the threat being posed to Americans by communicable diseases being brought into this country by illegal aliens.

"We don’t know when CDC (Centers for Disease Control) takes custody of one of these people from Homeland Security and whisks them off somewhere--we don’t know where--what disease they have been diagnosed with, Taylor said. "We know it’s communicable…We assume it’s serious."

But, it was what the retired agent said next that will send a chill down your spine...

Taylor said:

They're anticipating a large national crisis. When you see that FEMA is preparing for two hundred million deaths in the United States, that tells you something. When you see that the government is controlling the supply of ammunition and that basic medical supplies are in short supply in southern Arizona, something's wrong...They are anticipating something drastic.

Oct 14 07:52

Company Stops Ebola, While Obama and the UN Fail

As the Obama administration and the United Nations send military troops and massive amounts of resources in a thus far totally ineffective bid to supposedly combat the deadly Ebola virus, one private company has already “stopped Ebola in its tracks” with exactly zero soldiers, according to National Public Radio. Indeed, using standard medical techniques to control the disease that it found through Google searches, Firestone Natural Rubber Company, which operates a giant rubber-tree farm in Ebola-stricken Liberia, has become what the Wall Street Journal described as a “sanctuary of health in a country where cases are doubling every three weeks.”

Oct 14 07:51

UN Worker Infected With Ebola Virus Dies in Germany

A Sudanese doctor who became infected with the Ebola virus while working for the United Nations (UN) in Liberia died after being transferred to a clinic in Leipzig, Germany, The Telegraph reported Tuesday.

Oct 14 07:50

Colloidal Silver Benefits: The Truth About Colloidal Silver

Have you heard of a ‘miracle’ product known as colloidal silver? The basic reason for any colloidal silver efficacy and safety controversy is that the medical establishment (medical mafia) and the pharmaceutical industry (Big Pharma) see colloidal silver as a financial threat. While you may have been cautioned against using colloidal silver, know that colloidal silver benefits are tried and true.

Both the medical establishment and Big Pharma have put silver medical products to work in hospital equipment and medical tools as well as anti-infection burn remedies to prevent MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) infections, which are potentially lethal and have become antibiotic resistant.

Yet the medical establishment promotes fear mongering lies through various media outlets and threatens colloidal silver manufacturers through various federal, state, and local health agencies.

Oct 14 07:35

The journal Nature reports conventional breeding techniques out perform Genetic Engineering for important traits

Last month, the highly respected science journal Nature published a news article reporting that conventional breeding substantially out-performs genetic engineering for several very important traits —drought tolerance and the ability of crops to use nitrogen (e.g., from fertilizer or manure) more efficiently.

It’s unusual to see the two methods compared. Science journals have presented advances in breeding for drought tolerance. But none have been bold enough to say what has been obvious for several years — that conventional breeding is working considerably better than genetically engineered seeds for this trait.

Oct 14 07:32

BREAKING: Ebola Nurse Boyfriend Reportedly Symptomatic, Hospitalized

An email sent out to the Alcon staff by its CEO reportedly said that the ebola nurse’s boyfriend was admitted into hospital with “Ebola-like symptoms.”

Gotnews.com has received word from two different Alcon employees, both of whom asked not to be identified.

Alcon’s U.S. headquarters are in Fort Worth, Texas. It is an opthomological pharmaceutical company.

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UPDATE: The actual email sent out by Alcon management does not state that the boyfriend is symptomatic, but he has been hospitalized as a precaution.

Oct 14 07:29

Dallas nurse in good spirits, gets transfusion from Ebola survivor

In an isolation room in the same hospital where she helped treat the nation’s first Ebola victim, nurse Nina Pham confronts the deadly virus with the prayers of her family and friends — and the blood of an Ebola survivor coursing through her veins.

Oct 14 07:27

Ebola outbreak: UN health worker dies in Germany hospital

A UN medical worker infected with Ebola has died at a hospital in Germany.

Doctors at the hospital in Leipzig said the man, 56, originally from Sudan, died despite receiving experimental drugs to treat the virus.

Oct 14 07:17

NIH pushing to vaccinate entire countries with Ebola vaccine

(NaturalNews) Everything that the alternative media has been warning about concerning the Ebola epidemic is now coming true, including that this latest disease scare would eventually be used by the U.S. government to push more drugs and vaccines on the gullible public.

The director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), recently spilled the beans to members of the Canadian press about a major component of the government's agenda with this crisis: to vaccinate everyone.

Oct 14 07:11

Ebola sparks political battle over research funding

The Ebola finger-pointing kicked into a higher gear Monday as politicians in Washington blamed each other for cutting research funding, even as the federal government’s top disease chief apologized for suggesting workers at a Dallas hospital failed to follow protocols, leading to this weekend’s first U.S.-contracted case of the deadly virus.

Oct 14 07:11

Monsanto announces major losses after settling environmental suit

Biotech giant Monsanto announced major losses for their fourth quarter last week well below analysts’ expectations after spending millions settling an environmental suit.

The St. Louis, Missouri-headquartered company announced a loss of $156 million, or 31 cents per share, on Wednesday, 7 cents per share beyond what analysts surveyed by both Bloomberg and Zacks Investment Research had expected.

Oct 14 07:07

U.S. needs to rethink Ebola infection controls, says CDC chief

"We have to rethink the way we address Ebola infection control. Even a single infection is unacceptable," Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters. "The care of Ebola is hard. We're working to make it safer and easier."

Oct 14 05:07

‘Duck and hide!’ - Comet’s near-hit of Mars may crash NASA spacecraft orbiting planet

Comet Siding Spring is expected to travel exceptionally close to Mars at 126,000 mph (202,000 kph) on October 19, according to NASA, which says it will strategically maneuver its craft orbiting the Red Planet away from the comet’s impacts.

Siding Spring will come within 87,000 miles (139,500 km) of Mars, which is “less than half the distance between Earth and our moon and less than one-tenth the distance of any known comet flyby of Earth,” NASA said.

NASA holdings that are orbiting and roving around Mars will collect data on the comet and its effects on the planet’s atmosphere.

Oct 14 03:47

The Ringworm Scandal: When Israeli Doctors Killed Tens of Thousands of Arab Children

The 2004 documentary, The Ringworm Children, presents the historical context of this immigration and is dedicated to the greatest national medical scandal in the state’s history. During this early period, Israel looked with deep suspicion on the Arab olim. They were viewed not only as culturally inferior, but as reservoirs of disease. To be fair, these same views had been prominent in the U.S. during the heights of immigration to this country.

Oct 13 18:11

Tropical system could become hurricane, hit Hawaii

Rain and gusty winds may threaten Hawaii later this week as Tropical Depression 2C tracks toward the islands.-- “Warm water and low wind shear will contribute to strengthening this week as Tropical Depression 2C tracks toward Hawaii,” -- Residents and travelers to Hawaii, particularly the Big Island, should pay close attention to the track and strength of this system.

Oct 13 17:52

‘EBOLA HOSPITAL’ PLANNED FOR ALL 50 STATES

U.S. and local health officials want to set up dedicated hospitals in each state for Ebola patients, part of a new emphasis on safety for health-care workers after a nurse caring for an infected patient in Dallas tested positive for the virus.

Oct 13 17:44

About 70 hospital staffers cared for Ebola patient

About 70 staff members at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital were involved in the care of Thomas Eric Duncan after he was hospitalized, including a nurse now being treated for the same Ebola virus that killed the Liberian man who was visiting Dallas, according to medical records his family provided to The Associated Press.

Oct 13 17:34

Hypocrisy: CDC Tells Healthcare Workers They Don’t Need Respirators … But When CDC Personnel Visit Ebola Patients, They Wear Respirators

CNN notes that CDC tells healthcare workers that they only need goggles and a cloth face mask when treating Ebola carriers … but CDC personnel themselves wear full respirators and hazardous materials suits when visiting the same hospitals

Oct 13 15:02

Novel Nanotechnology-BasedAntiviral Agents - Silver nanoparticle neutralization of hemorrhagicfever viruses

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This is the document mentioned on today's radio show showing US Government research shows that colloidal silver may be effective against hemorrhagic fevers.

Oct 13 15:01

David Beckham to lead campaign to stop spread of deadly Ebola virus in Africa

David Beckham is set to lead a campaign to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa.

That's it then, it'll be all over in a week!

Oct 13 14:44

“Just Get Your Damn Vaccine” Doctor Violates Ebola Quarantine

A doctor who made headlines back in 2010 during the swine flu scare when she told MSNBC viewers, “just get your damn vaccine” didn’t show such concerns for public health when she was caught violating an Ebola quarantine in order to pick up her favorite soup.

Oct 13 14:15

The United States Is Number 1 -- But in What?

American politicians are fond of telling their audiences that the United States is the greatest country in the world. Is there any evidence for this claim?

Oct 13 13:28

UPDATE: Boston patient does not appear to have Ebola, hospital says

A man in Massachusetts who was being evaluated at a Boston hospital for a possible Ebola infection does not appear to have the deadly disease, officials at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center said on Sunday night.

Oct 13 13:00

Ebola and the Five Stages of Collapse

The scenario in which Ebola engulfs the globe is not yet guaranteed, but neither can it be dismissed as some sort of apocalyptic fantasy: the chances of it happening are by no means zero. And if Ebola is not stopped, it has the potential to reduce the human population of the earth from over 7 billion to around 3.5 billion in a relatively short period of time. Note that even a population collapse of this magnitude is still well short of causing human extinction: after all, about half the victims fully recover and become immune to the virus. But supposing that Ebola does run its course, what sort of world will it leave in its wake? More importantly, now is a really good time to start thinking of ways in which people can adapt to the reality of a global Ebola pandemic, to avoid a wide variety of worst-case outcomes.

Oct 13 12:52

9 Good Reasons to Ban Fracking Immediately

The natural gas extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, has simultaneously become a cash cow for unimaginably wealthy energy companies, a brutally efficient destroyer of limited natural resources depended upon by the rest of us, and a disturbing new trend that will lead to massive social instability. Until we come together and put a stop to fracking by direct action, banning fracking in our cities and states and using clean energy, fracking will continue to deplete every everything we have until it's too late.

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