Saturday, October 04, 2014

Ebola Containment Improbability

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is much more of a big deal than previous outbreaks.  Ebola was first identified in 1976 and is named after the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of the Congo which was recognized as Zaire at that time.  Ebola likely circulated in primates and occasionally infected humans who handled and consumed wild primate and other bush meat.  However, the sporatic Ebola outbreaks usually burned themselves out because 1. the virus was 90% lethal 2. poor medical care 3. no easy travel 4. easier to quarantine small remote tribes and villages.

The current Ebola epidemic is a much different thing all together.  The current Ebola strain is much more dangerous because it is actually less lethal.  With a 50-60% mortality rate, and longer incubation time of up to 21 days, the infection is not burning itself out but has spread into the larger towns and cities in Liberia and Sierra Leone. More survivors means more chance to expose others.  

The 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic only had a 3-5% mortality, 500 million were sickened, and 50-100 million died.  Ebola isn't as easily transmissible as flu, but with the vomiting, diarhea, and bleeding associated with end-stage Ebola; it is not surprising that Ebola is spreading among healthcare workers and close contacts.

It is estimated that over 1 million people are currently in quarantine in West Africa. With ten thousand passengers leaving West Africa every single day; It is only a matter of time before this disease is carried to every corner of the world.  The Ebola cluster in Dallas will likely be cleared up, but it is only a matter of time before more clusters break out.  Eventually, we could see the level of outbreak clusters exceed our public health resources.

West Africa has miles and miles of shanty towns filled with millions of people who likely have no government documentation that they even exist or that even have an address.  This makes quarantine measures nearly impossible.  These poor area could serve as a reservior for Ebola infection that just continues to burn and smolder for years.

West Africa needs our help in terms of money, and resources, etc.  However, in addition to money, the US needs to be working on a vaccine, and putting all of West Africa on quarantine.  No US airline should be permitted to travel to or from West Africa.  Also, the US doesn't need to be approving any travel visas from anyone who originates or has traveled through West Africa.  American citizens returning from West Africa should be quarantined 31 days.  At the least, if Liberians are permitted to travel to the US, then require that they be quarantined for 31 days.

But even if the US implements all these measures, US measures won't stop spread to South and Central America.  If Ebola takes hold in the Americas, thennit is only a matter of time before it crosses the US border.  Accordingly, I think all the US military be brought home from Syria and wherever else and put in the US border to secure it.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

ISIS and Syria

The US and Israel have been wanting to go to war with Syria and Iran for some time.  Israel wants Iran taken down because of their desire to develop nuclear weapons for use against Israel.  However, Israel cannot go to war with Iran until Assad in Syria is taken out. If Israel were to attack Iran, Syria would attack Israel from the north and Israel would be fighting a war on 2 fronts. 

Well, America almost had an excuse to take out Assad last year after the chemical weapons attacks which were blamed on the Assad regime. America was just about to begin open military operations when Secretary of State Kerry gave Assad an out by telling reporters that Syria could avoid war if it surrendered its chemical weapons to an international coalition.  Putin immediately stepped in, taking advantage of Kerry's blunder. 

Instead of attacking Assad openly and directly, the US has had to fight Assad covertly.  The same Saudi Arabian Mujahideen fighters in Afghanistan were later called Alqaeda and blamed for the 911 Attack.  This same Saudi-funded group was sent to Libya to overthrow Qaddafi.  After Libya these terrorists, now called ISIS, were sent to Syria to overthrow Assad.  

The New York Times claims ISIS is being funded by oil money from wells they now control in Northern Syria.  This is only partly true if at all.  ISIS has only recently controlled these areas in Northern Syria, These mercenaries are a quick study when it comes to the oil business. And who are they selling oil to?  Not Assad, not Putin.  Putin is on Assad's team. Therefore, ISIS must still be funded by Saudi Arabia and covertly by the US via Benghazi.

Now in Syria, ISIS has been allowed to spill over into Iraq nearly unopposed. This seems like a pretty bone-headed move by ISIS since they were supposed to be a NATO ally helping us depose Assad.  ISIS should have know that they would have no cover in Iraq from US attacks. The only thing that makes sense is that ISIS was ordered to spill over into Iraq and that these high-profile beheadings are propaganda to gain domestic and international support for NATO to bomb Assad openly and directly.

So, here is the globalist plan. While the US and Saudi Arabia continue to fund the good moderate rebels in Syria as opposed to the bad radical rebels (what's the difference?), ISIS is taking over Syrian military instillations . After ISIS takes over, the US comes in and bombs the heck out of the Syrian military base making sure to take out Assad's jet fighters along the way just to make sure the ISIS people don't get them.  Not that any of them could fly an advanced jet fighter.  But these Jihadis are good, just look at how they flew those airliners into the WTC after failing a few flying lessons in Florida.

After, Syria and Iran, then what?  Putin has said on several occasions that if the NATO were to violate the sovereignty of other nations like Syria and Iran that Russia would not rule out a nuclear attack on NATO. So, far Russia together with China have been modernizing and prepping for just such a doomsday attack.

Ebola Threat and Illegal Immigration

Prior to the current outbreak, Ebola was so deadly, with a greater than 90% mortality, it always seemed to burn itself out.  The current Ebola strain with a 50% mortality is actually much more of a threat precisely because it is less virulent.  50% mortality means 50% survivability which means more carriers that can unknowingly infect others.  
The 1918 Spanish flu only had a 2.5% mortality rate. But that flu strain spread across the world.  2.5% of several billion is still a big number.  

The CDC has a patent on a particular strain of Ebola virus. According to patent law, you cannot patent nature.  But you could patient a virus strain that you genetically engineered. I hope CDC scientists weren't stupid enough to genetically engineer a less-virulent Ebola that would turn out to be more deadly overall.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) potentially has some of the greatest political power of any government entity.  In the face of an outbreak of a deadly pathogen, HHS can lock a person, family, group or community away in quarantine for an indefinite  period of time. During the days of Leprosy (Hansen's Disease), sufferers were banished to Leper colonies. 

The problem with Africa and their attempts to contain Ebola is that African officials will order an entire family to be quarantined together if one family member contracts the disease.  This quarantine policy actually increases the odds that family members will be exposed, contract, and spread Ebola.  Accordingly, instead of alerting WHO officials or seeking medical care for sick family members, Families are just disposing of dead bodies in the street for fear of being placed in quarantine.

There is a considerable risk of Ebola coming into the US by way of illegal immigration through the porous Mexican-US border.  Illegals are arrested and instead of being immediately deported are sent to be processed in several Homeland Security residential centers. In addition to spreading TB, flu, and many other infectious diseases, an illegal with Ebola could potentially spread Ebola to hundreds of other illegals in these residential centers. After being processed, illegals are then sent on to any city in the US until their court date which is set months into the future. In this way, one Ebola carrier processed at one of these Homeland Security Residential Centers could potentially spread ebola throughout the country.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Above Average Jokes

My daughter likes to tell and hear jokes. We were looking up and sharing some from the internet today.

Best Chuck Norris Jokes (My daughter loves these but has no idea who Chuck Norris is):
Chuck Norris and Superman once fought each other on a bet. The loser had to start wearing his underwear on the outside of his pants.

Brett Farve can throw a football 50 yards.  Chuck Norris can throw Brett Farve 50 yards.

Chuck Norris doesn't cheat death, he wins fair and square.

A street named after Chuck Norris had to be renamed because no one crosses Chuck Norris and lives.

Best Chicken-Knock-Knock Joke :
Why did the chicken cross the road? To go to the losers house. Knock Knock. Whose there?  The Chicken.

Best Religion Jokes:
The Lord called John to come forth and receive eternal life.  Unfortunately, John came in fifth and only received a toster.

There was a preacher who fell in the ocean and he couldn't swim. When a boat came by, the captain yelled, "Do you need help, sir?" The preacher calmly said "No, God will save me." A little later, another boat came by and a fisherman asked, "Hey, do you need help?" The preacher replied again, "No God will save me." Eventually the preacher drowned & went to heaven. The preacher asked God, "Why didn't you save me?" God replied, "I sent you two boats!"

There is a knock on the pearly gates. Saint Peter looks out, and a man is standing there. Saint Peter is about to begin his interview when the man disappears. A moment later theres another knock. Saint Peter gets the door, sees the man, opens his mouth to speak, but the man disappears once again. "Hey, are you playing games with me?" Saint Peter calls after him, rather annoyed. "No," the mans distant voice replies anxiously. "They are trying to resuscitate me."

Original ER Jokes (True):
A man goes to the ER for a paper cut. The doctor apoligizes, "I can't help you, I'm fresh out of lemon juice."

A woman goes to the ER carrying a dead spider in a plastic bag. The doctor asked, did the spider bit you?  The woman replies, "no, it just crawled on me and I just wanted to make sure I was alright."

Best Puns:
A woman has twins, and gives them up for adoption. One of them goes to a family in Egypt and is named 'Amal.' The other goes to a family in Spain, they name him Juan'. Years later; Juan sends a picture of himself to his mom. Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wished she also had a picture of Amal. Her husband responds, ''But they are twins. If you've seen Juan, you've seen Amal.''    

A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse. ''But why?'' they asked, as they moved off. ''because,'' he said ''I can't stand chess nuts boasting in an open foyer.''

There was a man who entered a local paper's pun contest.. He sent in ten different puns, in the hope that at least one of the puns would win. Unfortunately, no pun in ten did.

Military Joke:
A submarine engineer failed at his job after mistakenly replacing the periscope with a kaleidoscope. When the submarine captain looked through the viewfinder he paniced and shouted, "we're surrounded!"

Random:
A young boy enters a barber shop and the barber whispers to his customer, “This is the dumbest kid in the world. Watch while I prove it to you.” The barber puts a dollar bill in one hand and two quarters in the other, then calls the boy over and asks, “Which do you want, son?” The boy takes the quarters and leaves. “What did I tell you?” said the barber. “That kid never learns!” Later, when the customer leaves, he sees the same young boy coming out of the ice cream store. “Hey, son! May I ask you a question? Why did you take the quarters instead of the dollar bill?” The boy licked his cone and replied, “Because the day I take the dollar, the game is over!”

TV commercials now show you how detergents take out bloodstains, a pretty violent image there. I think if you've got a T-shirt with a bloodstain all over it, maybe laundry isn't your biggest problem. (Jerry Seinfeld)

Monday, September 01, 2014

Genetically Engineered Master and Servant Class

When it comes to civil union, two consenting adults should be free to live together and have all the insurance, inheritance, medical decision making and tax benifits/penalties as anyone else.

But, when it comes to marriage, what is the difference between civil union and marriage? The difference is the right and responsibility to genetically create offsping and responsibility to raise those offspring. 

The biological production of children is exactly why marriage is a legal issue. Children that are not provided for become a liability to the community.

Additionally to legal and spiritual concerns are serious biological issues here. There already has been the development of technology for a male-male or female-female couple to biologically reproduce using a donor egg from a third person.

Marriage is a civil rights issue but not of the same-gender couple but the unborn child who has the right to receive a genetic inheritance from both a male and female.

The consequences of non-random genenetic recombination is the creation of trans-human breeds. Phenotypically trans-human breeds may display more variation, but genetically they will have less diversity and be less fit and like the domesticated dog, will never again have the strength to stand up against the wolf.

This whole same-gender issue is about demoralizing America and taking a big eugenics step towards enslaving the human race and creating a master class and servant class. (see Georgia Guidestones)