Monday Miscellany News Brief

my family survival Monday Miscellany News Brief

1. CDC – Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Hospitalized Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in U.S. Hospitals : “Standard, contact, and droplet precautions are recommended for management of hospitalized patients with known or suspected Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF), also referred to as Ebola Viral Disease.”

2. Only the U.S. government will benefit from a pandemic it created : “It is completely unprecedented for any government to take in a person affected with a contagious disease unknown to that country. However, both the United States and Germany have now brought Ebola patients inside their countries, and the patient brought to the U.S. was admitted to a hospital with only moderate security, making it easier for Ebola to spread outside the medical facility. The U.S. government and its political system could not care less about the health of individual Americans, and to bring Ebola into America is a disaster in the making of which only the government will benefit through its power grab in response to the health crisis it created.”

3. Obama’s Inexplicable Love for the Dark Side : “Even the American left is finally realizing that this is the strangest administration in living memory. Obama simply has no real precedents, which is why he seems so utterly foreign. American presidents tend to be pragmatists, but Obama is locked into a simpleminded ideology of Good vs. Evil. Obama is Good, and anybody who disagrees with him is Evil. Much of this oddity stems from the president’s personality, which many people have described as a mix of major narcissism, borderline personality disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder.”

4. From Pigs to Monkeys, Ebola Goes Airborne : “When news broke that the Ebola virus had resurfaced in Uganda, investigators in Canada were making headlines of their own with research indicating the deadly virus may spread between species, through the air.”

5. Peter Schiff and Doug Casey on the REAL State of the Economy : “You can’t ignore the facts. So you don’t like to say that the sky is falling, but then if you see it falling, you don’t want to just pretend that you don’t see what you see because that’s worse.”

6. Rethinking our use of TOR : “It is fairly common knowledge that Tor was developed by the Navy to help US diplomats and spies to communicate anonymously from foreign locations. The developers were aware that the private sector would likely also use this technology but it was initially developed for the US government. But what was less well-known until recently was that Tor was still receiving funding from the world’s largest terrorist organization – the US government- of $1.8 million per year. This means that Tor developers are on the US government payroll, and have been.”

Anyone know of a good alternative to TOR?

7. Without government handouts, 70 million Americans would be starving in the streets right now : “Economic conditions in the United States have become so dire for Americans that tens of millions would literally be starving in their homes or on the street were it not for taxpayer-funded support and benefits programs, according to new data.”

Comments

  1. Tennessee Man says:

    Article number 7 is very interesting to me because I was just explaining to my wife yesterday that the present day U.S. would look like the 1930’s depression if we did not have all of the government assistance programs that have been developed since then. I do not support the government assistance programs because the markets would correct themselves more quickly, and it would also cause individuals to actually work harder to better themselves by being self sufficient or to be more educated in order to be qualified for a specific job if the programs became extinct. The votes for representatives that support bigger government and handouts would become severely less, but the idea of all of this will never happen. We have gone past the tipping point, and the tax rate will only go up to support new and existing government assistance programs. The question to ask is when the collapse will take place because the working class is taxed beyond the point that is beneficial for them to work. A financial advisor who is a friend of the family references to the book Atlas Shrugged a lot when he talks about what is going with the job/financial market. Watch the movie or read the book if you want a clear picture of the direction the U.S. is moving towards.

  2. riverrider says:

    since i read that flu kills 500,000 a year and ebola kills an average of 1000 i’m not so worried any more. 70million starving? not really. they might go find a job.

  3. Here’s a scenario. We have an active ebola patient, the room he’s being treated in has been sectioned off into 2 parts with a wire screen. For test purposes, the room has been disinfected so that no live virus is present when the test begins. How many of these experts would be willing to sit in the other side of this room behind the screen, unprotected? If they believed their own propaganda, all would be willing to do so since they wouldn’t come in direct contact with any bodily fluids. You and I know the answer ~ 0. Enough said.

    • Probably all of them–they’ve been drinking the Kool-aid.

      • LOL, you might be right. I saw in a news article you linked in another thread where the American doctor who was brought to the US had received a blood transfusion from a 14 yr. old survivor of the ebola outbreak in Liberia. I believe this was done before he left Liberia, but I don’t know for sure. This is the only treatment I’ve seen that has had any success at curing the disease once it takes hold. Any thoughts on this, Bam Bam?

        • I read one report that in an outbreak 20 years ago towards the end of the outbreak 8 people were infected. Because it was toward the end of the outbreak, there were several people who had recovered. Plasma infusions from recovered patients had a cure rate of almost 90 percent–seven out of eight people survived.

          The theory behind plasma infusions containing antibodies is sound and it worked on a small scale.

  4. I have to assume the one titled “Without government handouts, 70 million Americans would be starving in the streets right now” is a joke. Most people who get food stamps also smoke cigarettes, drink booze and use some drugs. The purpose of food stamps is to allow them to do this. Without the government “handouts” these people would have to give up their habits or work for a living. Seriously does anyone think they would just starve? I can eat pretty well for a day for about what it cost for one pack of cigarettes. I can certainly buy a enough food for a day for what a six pack of beer costs. And I can feed a family of four for what pot costs. Most people I know on welfare do all three, everyday, 365 days a year.

    • Exile1981 says:

      I think that if you took away the hand outs to those 70 million they would go into shock and start to riot because they have been trained for so long to expect hand outs that they have no idea how to work or hold down a job or even how to make good life choices. You could survive on that money per day but they could not.

      • riverrider says:

        good points. a buddy that manages a store tells me the new employees have no concept of arriving on time, calling in if they aren’t coming, coming in when they are supposed to or even how to act while they are there. i knew all that before i was 12 years old.

        • Exile1981 says:

          A few years back I was told by a client that each crew had to have a safety watch on it if I wanted the contract. It was big $$ and they would pay my company to have that extra person sitting there. Normal procedure would be that the 2 people on a crew are watching out for the other, but they wanted a dedicated watch.

          I offered a starting salary of $25 per hour, time and a half after 8 hours and we worked 10 days straight then off for 4, so it worked out you worked a weekend mid shift and got 1.5 times for the full day , company paid the hotel bill and the person got $52 per day in meal allowance. Pretty good deal; only 2 catches: you had to be able to pass the safety courses and you had to pass a drug test to be on the sites we went to. I figured a good job for someone young just starting out; so that was my target hiring market.

          I posted ads and started interviewing people and the first one fireman (volunteer) had 5 of the 6 safety course already and was in good health and didn’t mind travel. Looked good till I mentioned the drug test (it was listed in the job ad) and his answer was “which drugs are they looking for?”.

          Short version is that after 5 people who couldn’t pass a drug test I started reminding people on the phone before the interview about the drug test and not bothering to interview anyone who sad they couldn’t pass one.

          Finally candidate #16 – she said she could pass a drug test, she had no interest in our industry but she needed the work. Didn’t matter she was in her late fifties, she worked hard and was drug free – we have a winner.

          She used to tell people her sole qualification was she could pee in a cup.

    • JungleMan says:

      Its been a long time since I have smoked, but average price is what. $6 a pack or so? So you can eat pretty well on $6 a day? Can you explain how you do this? I would love to know!

  5. worrisome says:

    Here is someone that is very bright, a physician, and he doesn’t think bringing Ebola patients to the US was a very bright idea….

    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/08/04/Dr-Ben-Carson-Mistake-to-Bring-Ebola-Patients-to-US

  6. A man returning to New York City after a trip to an unspecified West African country afflicted with Ebola is being tested for the disease.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/man-tested-ebola-new-york-city-hospital-report-article-1.1891511

  7. The two health care workers flown to Atlanta are recovering after receiving an experimental therapy.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/04/health/experimental-ebola-serum/

  8. Death Merchant says:

    My opinion is that the best alternative to Tor would be VPN service which;

    Servers are based outside the US and most European countries. VPNs based in the Netherlands and I think Sweden would be ideal choices as they often have the utmost care for privacy.

    Offers high grades of encryption. Yes, the US Government is currently working to design a system to break advanced VPN encryptions, but this ability is likely years away from perfection. Theoretically it would be possible for the government to use these ‘fusion centers’ or data collection sites as means to break encryptions. All it would take is a massive amount of coordinated computing effort and almost any encryption could be broken. Imagine thousands of computers, if not millions being harnessed for the sole purpose of code breaking. Therefore it is important to choose a VPN offering the most advanced encryption possible. Assuming you want to stay truly anonymous.

    It must allow you to make payments without the use of a credit card. Payments must be made anonymously. Internet currency such as Bitcoin is preferred, or by using prepaid gift cards as payment. One such VPN I am considering supposedly allows the user to pay by Walmart, Target, and other big box store gift cards.

    If you want something with everything I mentioned, you definitely can’t find it for free. If you want a high quality VPN expect to spend anywhere from $10-$22 a month. Some overseas VPNs charge approximately 15-20 Euros.

  9. #6 here’s reddit thread that gives some options

    http://www.reddit.com/r/TOR/comments/1se8y6/alternatives_to_the_tor_browser/

    I keep live cd versions of Tails and Whonix on hand as well as the vpn

  10. #5. Just today I went to the local grocery store. As I was checking out, the lady in front of me was getting just two bottles of dish soap and a candy bar. The cashier then let her know that the card was declined due to insufficient funds. The customer took it understandably, and told the cashier just to put them back, and she left the store. The cashier then turned to the bag guy and frustratingly explained that she’d been getting that all day – people coming up with stuff to buy and being declined due to no money. People are broke.

  11. #7 Many years ago DW went in to check on wic ( she was about 4 months along , and yes I was NOT for it) because a friend said we should. The “lady” said we made $2 to much for what would be a family of 3 . My DW said ok and got up to leave the “lady” no you don’t understand you quit your job and we will pay for everything . DW told her die trying on our own , and we have.

  12. Sorry forgot to say “lady” said

  13. The treatment has a nicotine dirivitive from a fast growing tobbacco, and it seems to be working on the two people, as well as the primates they tested it on before. Tobbacco has it’s uses and the anti-tobbacco lobby is hating this..

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