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Dennis Miller on The O’Reilly Factor.

 

 

Comedian on the Hillary Clinton campaign, Ebola and the California drought
Watch Bill O’Reilly and Dennis Miller talk about Democrats, Ebola, Elections, Environment, Infectious Disease, Presidential, Presidential Primaries, and Water on Miller Time and O’Reilly Factor.

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Is There a Cure for Stupidity? Jesse Jackson Blames Ebola on Racism?!?

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This is from Alfonzo Rachel.com.

This is not a cure or a fix for stupid.

 

Can Jesse Jackson inoculate his stupidity away? He really thinks that Ebola has racist roots, and thinks doctors are treating black people differently.

I guess according to Jesse Jackson, Ebola is a bunch of Microscopic bigots that like to eat black people.

Hear more in this ZoNation!
Read more at http://alfonzorachel.com/2145/cure-needed-race-baiting-liberalism-oh-ebola#c2iklDQgs351qiEB.99

After wasting tax dollars, officials at CDC, NIH claim budget cuts hurt Ebola preparedness

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This is by Eric Boehm @ Watchdog.org.

The CDC and NIH have wasted enough money to fund Ebola research and made a vaccine.

Yet they chose to fund research to find out way lesbians are fat and giving cocaine to Japanese quails. WTF.

 

Here’s a lesson about how government works: Public officials think they should always have a larger pot of taxpayer money, no matter how badly they have misspent, misprioritized and misused the taxpayer money they already have.

That’s pretty much the only logical explanation to the comments made last week by the head of the National Institutes of Health and some members of Congress, who argue that budget cuts at the NIH and the Centers for Disease Control hurt the agencies’ ability to be prepared for the international Ebola outbreak.

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EBOLA: Never wanting to waste a good crisis, some members of Congress and other federal officials are using the Ebola outbreak to call for more federal spending, despite bad track records by the CDC and NIH.

NIH has been working on Ebola vaccines since 2001. It’s not like we suddenly woke up and thought, ‘Oh my gosh, we should have something ready here,’” Dr. Francis Collins, the head of the NIH, told the Huffington Post last week.

He said the agency would “probably” have developed a vaccine by now if it hadn’t seen a “10 year slide” in support for research.

The same day, the Huffington Post argued that the CDC and NIH had been “hobbled” by more than $600 million in funding cuts over the past five years.

There’s no doubt that the deep health care cuts that we’ve seen have made it more difficult to respond in a rapid and comprehensive way to the Ebola outbreak,” U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, said on CNN.

Even once-and-future presidential candidate Hilary Clinton got into the act, arguing in an op-ed that spending cuts created by the congressional sequestration “were really starting to hurt” the CDC and other public health agencies.

And by the middle of this week, the issue had turned entirely political.

A new ad from the Agenda Project Action Fund, left-leaning super PAC, outright blamed Republicans for budget cuts that allowed Ebola to become a threat in the American homeland.

The whole thing is meant to reduce public debate over government spending to a single, obvious point: budget cuts can literally kill people.

Would handing over more money to the CDC and the NIH have helped prevent the current Ebola outbreak? Perhaps.

But given the two agencies’ recent history, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that those extra funds would have been used in other, less productive, ways.

The CDC, for example, was busted in 2007 by Oklahoma Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn’s office for a litany of questionable spending decisions.

Among them: spending $1.75 million over seven years on a “Hollywood liaison” whose job was to help movie and television studios develop accurate plot lines about diseases. To pay the position, the CDC tapped into an account that was supposed to be used to develop responses to bio-terrorism.

Making matters worse, the head of the Hollywood liaison office was found to be a former CDC employee who landed in one of the cushiest semi-retirements ever dreamed up by the federal government.

That spending might have brought more scripted realism to House, Grey’s Anatomy and General Hospital, but it didn’t do squat to help combat Ebola or any other real world disease.

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PRIORITIES: The CDC’s shiny new Arlen Specter Headquarters and Emergency Operations Center in Atlanta contains more than $10 million of brand-new office furniture.

The CDC also spent lavishly on a new headquarters and visitor center that opened in 2006 – even though the agency already had one visitor center, and it’s hard to imagine many tourists wanting to check out something like the CDC.

The agency blew through more than $10 million in new office furniture and built a $200,000 fitness center and $30,000 sauna on-site.

Even when the CDC was combating disease, it was wasting money, Coburn’s team found.

Though the agency spent more than $2.6 billion on grants for HIV and AIDS research over five years, the CDC acknowledged that many of those grants “have no objectives” or were otherwise useless. They kept funding them anyway.

“Many times the answer is to spend more money instead of redirecting the money or eliminating the waste,” Thomas Schatz, president of Citizens Against Government Waste, a nonprofit that tracks poor spending decisions by Congress and the federal bureaucracy, told Watchdog.org this week. “Programs that are completely ineffective might get cut by a few percentage points or something, but the wasteful spending still exists.”

And who can forget the CDC’s attempt to eliminate syphilis? In 1999, the agency asked Congress to give them extra funding for a special project meant to practically eliminate syphilis in the United States by 2005.

Congress responded by doubling the CDC’s budget for syphilis-related programs, and the CDC spent that extra money on drag shows and invited porn stars and strippers to speak at public events.

By 2005, not only did syphilis still exist, but the number of reported cases had increased by 68 percent.

This is the same agency that we’re now being told could have prevented Ebola if only it hadn’t seen its funding reduced over the past few years.

“This review of recent CDC expenditures demonstrates that a re-prioritization of CDC funding and a review of the approach to certain types of disease prevention are in order,” Coburn’s team concluded.

Since being embarrassed by Coburn’s report, the CDC’s track record has not exactly improved.

The agency has received more than $3 billion from a new research fund created by the Affordable Care Act, but has spent only $180 million of that bounty on researching dangerous diseases.

Instead, it has budgeted millions of dollars each year for community grants aimed at convincing Americans to make smart choices about their health — essentially, taxpayer-funded advertising telling you to put down that giant soda and eat more salad.

Other grants awarded with Obamacare dollars have helped prop-up farmers markers and fund the installation of bike lanes, all of which are nice things to have — unless they’re coming at the expense of more important priorities, like researching deadly diseases.

The NIH has been no better.

As Mollie Hemingway points out at The Federalist, the NIH has seen its funding increase by 900 percent since 1970 — so much for those “funding slides” Collins was complaining about — and the NIH’s share of Department of Health and Human Services spending will top $958 billion this year.

Again, it comes down to a question of priorities. Because the NIH certainly has enough money to put towards Ebola research, if it wanted to.

Instead, the NIH has funded studies that included feeding cocaine to Japanese quail, finding out why lesbians are fat and getting monkeys sexually aroused.

If the CDC and NIH had more taxpayer money, it’s possible they would use it all to conduct round-the-clock research on an Ebola vaccine. But it’s also possible — maybe even likely, given the history here — that they would blow that extra cash on another round of questionable decisions and then come back to Congress and the American people, pleading poverty and blaming budget cuts for why the important stuff didn’t get done.

Schatz says the blame should extend beyond the two agencies in question. If there really was such a need for spending at the NIH and CDC, Congress could easily find wasteful programs in other parts of government and direct those dollars to public health.

“Prioritization runs across the entire government,” he said. “When members of Congress come out and say something is underfunded, we should ask ‘how many times have you proposed eliminating a wasteful program and redirecting those funds?’”

 

WATCH – OBAMA: My ‘Larger Role’ Than ‘Taking Care Of The American People’ Is ‘My Obligation To Make Sure Africans Are Safe’

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This is from Pat Dollard.com.

Barack, your obligation is to the American people first, last and always.

But as an African you think you owe your homies protection.

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“But let’s keep in mind that as we speak, there are children on the streets dying of this disease, thousands of them. And so obviously my first job is to make sure that we’re taking care of the American people, but we have a larger role than that. We also have an obligation to make sure that those (African) children and their families are safe as well because ultimately the best thing we can do for our public health is also to extend the kind of empathy, compassion and effort so that folks in those countries as well can be rid of this disease.” – Barack Obama

Related – CDC Chief Says Africans Have A ‘Right’ To Travel To The U.S. That Trumps Americans’ Lives

Related – WATCH – Author: Slavery Leaves America With A ‘Responsibility’ To Not Ban Flights From Africa Over Ebola

Related – AFRICAN OBAMA: No Travel Restrictions Or Passenger Screening Will Be Imposed To Protect Americans From Africa’s Ebola

Related – SHOCK, EXPOSED: Obama Dumped Bush Quarantine That Would Prevent Travelers From Spreading Ebola

Related – COINCIDENCE?: The Only Country Outside Of Africa That Has An African President Is The Only Country Outside Of Africa That Has Ebola

Read more at http://patdollard.com/2014/10/obama-my-larger-role-than-taking-care-of-the-american-people-is-to-protect-africa/#e0B2sxRoIKcdVGZM.99

 

Ebola and the Farrakhanspiracy Theory

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This is from Alfonzo Rachel.com.  

Calypso Louie Farrakhan has another idiotic idea.

 

 

Farrakhan, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Maxine Waters, etc are as bad for the black community as Ebola.

 

Read more at http://alfonzorachel.com/2132/ebola-farrakhanspiracy-theory#KxXigJmSl6YYwCHQ.99

Does anyone find it odd Obama is sending ground forces to defeat Ebola but not ISIS?

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This is from Liberty UnYielding.

What can sending troops to help in West Africa accomplish?

What I see happening is infecting our troops with Ebola.

 

Yesterday, President Barack Obama made a speech about a menace overseas that threatens the future well-being of our nation and laid out his plans to react decisively. He said:

[T]he world is looking to us, the United States, and it’s a responsibility that we embrace. We’re prepared to take leadership on this to provide the kinds of capabilities that only America has, and to mobilize the world in ways that only America can do.  That’s what we’re doing as we speak.

He also observed that we are sending 3,000 American troops to deal head-on with the crisis.

In other words, he is putting “boots on the ground.” But not in Iraq or Syria to face down the existential threat posed byIraq or Syria. Rather, he is committing U.S. military to the war on Ebola in West Africa.

This scourge, he noted, has claimed more than 2,400 men, women, and children. That’s less than half the number of men, women, and children ISIS had slaughtered by mid-July.

So is the rationale behind this seeming misplaced priority that Ebola is more deadly? Not by the president’s lights. In his speech, he said:

Here’s what gives us hope.  The world knows how to fight this disease.  It’s not a mystery.  We know the science.  We know how to prevent it from spreading.  We know how to care for those who contract it.

He went on to allow as how we have to move fast, but isn’t the clock also ticking in the case of ISIS, which has already identified its next beheading victim?

Don’t get me wrong. I believe that the Ebola epidemic needs to be addressed. I applaud Obama’s decision to deploy members of the U.S. Public Health Service field hospitals that are being setting up in Liberia.

Where I fault him is in his refusal to take similarly decisive action against ISIS because returning to the battlefield in Iraq after declaring the war there “over” will reflect badly on his legacy. The saddest part is that he still believes Americans aren’t seeing his naked political posturing for what it is.
Read more at http://libertyunyielding.com/2014/09/17/anyone-else-find-odd-obama-sending-military-ground-forces-combat-ebola-none-defeat-isis-video/#GSoYGjTPIRmmWpad.99

Dr. Ben Carson: Ebola Patients Should NOT Be In The United States for Treatment Warning Graphic Images

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This is from Jan Morgan Media.

When I heard the Ebola patients were being brought to America I said is Why the Hell is this happening?

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Dr. Ben Carson on Fox News says that he would NOT have brought the two medical missionaries in Africa back to America for treatment.

His position is that viruses can undergo mutation and be transmittable in other ways..
He said the people who contracted this virus KNEW the risks when they agreed to the mission work they were involved in and also knew how to protect themselves yet they still contracted the virus.

He also said the virus can stay alive up to two days outside the body.
In addition he said that the health and well being of the population of the United States must be given first priority.

Dr. Carson says we should have treated the individuals there and only returned them back to the states when they were well.
Carson criticized the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) pointed out we could send a hospital equipped plane or set up a properly equipped hospital on location in Africa.

The former director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University and Hospital, explained a simple medical mistake could cause the disease to spread within the borders of the United States because the bodily fluids of an infected patients remain infected for many days.

When questioned whether the fear in the Untied States is a valid, Carson answered, “It is very real. It is a highly contagious disease and all it requires is some infractions in procedures and all of a sudden you have got more spread and that’s what I’m afraid of.”
Then there’s this:

Dr. Carson emphasized that bringing the virus here also introduces the risk of someone selling contaminated lab work from the patients for a large sum of money and releasing it to cause an outbreak in America.

There there is this..

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Here are a few examples of the effects of ebola on patients.

 

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CDC REFUSES TO IDENTIFY WHERE PREVIOUS EBOLA TESTS ORIGINATED

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This is from Breitbarts Big Peace.

What does the CDC know they are not telling?

Is Ebola in America and will it become pandemic? 

 

Tuesday evening the CDC confirmed to Breitbart News that six individuals in the United States had been tested for Ebola. Those tests came back negative, but the CDC would not identify the states where they originated.

CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta reported Tuesday that half a dozen people had been tested for Ebola. It was not clear whether a patient who walked into Mount Sinai Hospital in New York Monday with “high fever and gastrointestinal problems” was one of those six or in addition to the six.

Tuesday afternoon, Breitbart News contacted the CDC with two questions. First, in which states were the six people who had been tested located? Second, had the tests come back and what were the results?

The CDC’s Director of Public Affairs sent a brief response which answered the second question but sidestepped the first. “The six previous tests were all negative and sporadic in time and place. Mount Sinai test still pending testing at CDC” he wrote. From this answer it appears the pending test is the 7th so far.

The pending test is expected back tomorrow. At present that individual–who has recently traveled to West Africa where the current outbreak is taking place–is said to be under “strict isolation.”

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