Canada, terror and Ebola

October 24, 2014 by

Aha it’s been too long I suppose if I plan to keep this site alive. But frankly life often gets in the way of posting regularly.

So, as I do at times this is a general post covering a couple topics.

Attack on Canadian Parliament:

First thing to say here is well done to Sergeant at Arms Kevin Vickers. His quick reaction along with other law enforcement and security personnel certainly curtailed what could have been much worse. And to the family of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, my heart goes out to you.

The problem is that this once again shows how Islamist are winning the war of propaganda and recruitment. Polling, as much as I despise it, shows how little most people think of our (western) government(s). Western society seems to have given up on itself. Unable to defend its own ideas, the west has let the un-civilized, the un-tolerant (left), take control. We are seeing the results now. Incompetence and barbarism are growing out of control and we are afraid to call it what it is, let alone protect ourselves from it.

In US prisons for example, Gangs of all types thrive. Arian Nation, Islamic, Biker, Mob, MS13 all recruit and expand their membership inside our own system. Why is that allowed? Why do we give more rights to convicted criminals than to our citizenry? It’s not even a matter of human rights. Our prisons are more dangerous to the occupants if they actually try to turn their lives around. Our prisons have become training academies for crime and terror.

Our borders just another example, have been opened not to hard working families looking for a better life but the underclass of thugs, deranged and diseased. We have become the dumping ground of our enemies. When our citizen stand up and say enough, they are pilloried in the media, our government and the oh so tolerant ideological left. In fact those “hard working” families can’t get in this country without paying lots fee’s and waiting for years. Yes, immigration needs to be reformed but not by opening the door wide, but rather selecting and removing undesirables. Does that sound racist? Too damn bad. It’s not. It’s called common sense and survival.

Ebola:

Even after the CDC stepped up monitoring of incoming travelers a doctor who worked a few weeks in Guinea travels back and self-monitors, self-quarantines himself by traveling on the subway and goes bowling. Did he expose hundreds? I don’t know. But I do know that checking for a fever at the airport isn’t nearly enough protection with a 21 day incubation time. What if he hadn’t been a doctor and checked himself regular?

There are many claiming there is too much hype about Ebola and that there are people trying to create panic. But it’s not panic to be vigilant. It’s not panic to be cautious. We have become so sensitive to hurting someone’s feelings that as I’ve stated before we cannot protect ourselves.

Now that the polls show a pretty strong disapproval of the way the US government has handled the Ebola crisis and others, there is finally some movement. But how can it be ok to regulate travel and protocols now if it wasn’t smart/good in the beginning of this crises? Must the administration always wait till the polls tell us what to do?

I don’t think Ebola will get out of control here in the US. But I do feel more people will be affected than was necessary. I don’t believe in panic but caution and prudent measures for safety seems a good idea.

Fortunately for us an Ebola Czar has been appointed. Of course, he is not a health professional or an emergency management specialist, but I’m sure he’s on the job. Oh wait, didn’t he miss the first Ebola crisis meeting after his appointment? Hummm.

Ebola is difficult to catch, umm maybe

October 12, 2014 by

(CNN) — A female nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has tested positive for Ebola after a preliminary test, officials said.

The nurse was involved in Duncan’s second visit to the hospital, when he was admitted for treatment, and was wearing protective gear as prescribed by the CDC: gown, gloves, mask and shield, Varga said.

The Important thing to remember her folks is that Ebola is very difficult to contract.  (SARC)

Once again we see a continuing problem with our government, the inability to identify a problem and it’s actual risks then work to mitigate that risk.  There is no need to panic but there is a need to actually put into place real safety practices, not just talk and laser thermometers.  But that’s the problem, our government has lost the ability to take real action.  It’s all talk and more talk. Talk in itself is ok but misinformation may just kill us.

Based on (World Health Organization) WHO’s bulletin, states :

The Ebola virus is transmitted among humans through close and direct physical contact with infected bodily fluids, the most infectious being blood, feces and vomit.

That’s not too bad is it?  But wait there’s more.

The Ebola virus can also be transmitted indirectly, by contact with previously contaminated surfaces and objects. The risk of transmission from these surfaces is low and can be reduced even further by appropriate cleaning and disinfection procedures.

Humm that doesn’t sound good. But still the risk is LOW right?

Theoretically, wet and bigger droplets from a heavily infected individual, who has respiratory symptoms caused by other conditions or who vomits violently, could transmit the virus – over a short distance – to another nearby person.

This could happen when virus-laden heavy droplets are directly propelled, by coughing or sneezing (which does not mean airborne transmission) onto the mucus membranes or skin with cuts or abrasions of another person.

WHO is not aware of any studies that actually document this mode of transmission. On the contrary, good quality studies from previous Ebola outbreaks show that all cases were infected by direct close contact with symptomatic patients.

“Not aware of” seems to be a key part of this overall statement. That theoretical part may be changing soon.

What’s the US President saying?

THE PRESIDENT:  Well, I just explained to them that the nature of this disease — the good news is, is that it’s not an airborne disease.  We are familiar with the protocols that are needed to isolate and greatly reduce the risks of anybody catching this disease, but it requires us to follow those protocols strictly, and that’s exactly what we are in the process of doing.  And the CDC is familiar with dealing with infectious diseases and viruses like this.  We know what has to be done and we’ve got the medical infrastructure to do it.  But this is an extraordinarily virulent disease when you don’t follow the protocols.

The biggest problem we have isn’t Ebola it’s a total lack of trust and confidence in our governments ability to tell the truth and work to fix problems rather than ignore them.

CDC idiot

October 5, 2014 by

A travel ban to the countries facing an Ebola outbreak could paradoxically make the problem worse, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden said during a Saturday press conference.

Frieden said the CDC would consider any and all precautions, but warned that a travel ban could make it harder to get medical care and aid workers to regions dealing with the outbreak.

See, it’s not like we could just ban travel of tourist and not health professionals.  Why is it our government wants to regulate saying “Redskins” on TV but can’t regulate air travel to and from locations where health issues are a danger, where the consequences are not hurt feelings but dead people?  They can regulate water to Farmers because of a small fish and destroy family businesses but can’t enforce our border laws. 

Seriously, we are run by idiots that are dangerous.

We cant protect ourselves

October 4, 2014 by

The great liberal movement, in order to purge themselves of their internal guilt, may just get us all killed. Our nation has become paralyzed. We cannot take the basic steps to protect ourselves. It’s as if our natural survival instinct is dead or at least dying. The very purpose of government doesn’t work and the best it can deliver is – don’t worry we have everything under control. Yet it’s obvious they don’t. From foreign policy and the inability to name an enemy to the complete opening of our borders. The failure to enforce our basic laws is speeding us to ruin.

“ISIS is not ISLAMIC”. Really? Don’t tell them that. I don’t know if President is purposely trying to destroy the tenants of our nation or is just wholly incompetent. But I know his strategy on every crises is to wait until it’s nearly a complete disaster then do the very least possible. He blames the intelligence community for not seeing the rise of ISIS but that’s patently false. They saw it and said something many times. The evidence in congressional testimony months and really years before the ISIS rise.

Now Ebola is here, yet we hesitate to take action for fear of offending someone. Even with a potentially huge and deadly health crises, not just from Ebola but other once eradicated diseases, we cannot move from the very political positions on our borders. Is it asking too much to regulate the one area the government should regulate? We can have immigration without uncontrolled flooding of our cities, schools and health system.

imageBut it’s not just him. He brought with him and appointed so many other incompetent, politically  motivated bureaucrats that our entire government is nearly lost. Can you think of one agency running well? DOJ, IRS, HHS, VA, EPA, DHS, DNI any of these impressing you? It’s not just the fact these agencies are “Too big to succeed”, they are not lead by professionals but political hacks. The Obama administration didn’t create this model of governing but he has taken it to new heights.

I know many of you will say, “but JB, the Republican are no better”. Well, perhaps that’s true, but at least lets rotate the leadership until we can figure out a way to produce a third party that can get elected.

There has been some headway on the Libertarian front but they still have too many nuts that don’t understand the founding principles of the nation. Chaos and no laws are not the answer. I will say, they are a lot closer to my ideas than both the D-R’s though.

Who’s to blame? The United States Citizen that’s who. We elected a person that had absolutely nothing in his background to suggest he was qualified or prepared to be a President. Yet we voted him in office twice. In the race to elect the first “black” President we failed to look for the best President.

Smaller government is needed but have you ever seen a government shrink? Is it even possible when we continue to put more and more people on the government rolls? Will it take something much bigger to force the public’s hand? Is that something bigger on its way?

When they say don’t worry…

October 2, 2014 by

WORRY!!

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/03/us/dallas-ebola-case-thomas-duncan-contacts.html

FBI doesn’t like privacy? Who knew?

September 26, 2014 by

FBI blasts Apple, Google for locking police out of phones

FBI Director James B. Comey sharply criticized Apple and Google on Thursday for developing forms of smartphone encryption so secure that law enforcement officials cannot easily gain access to information stored on the devices — even when they have valid search warrants…

…“There will come a day when it will matter a great deal to the lives of people . . . that we will be able to gain access” to such devices, Comey told reporters in a briefing. “I want to have that conversation [with companies responsible] before that day comes.”…

…He said he could not understand why companies would “market something expressly to allow people to place themselves beyond the law.”..

Maybe the people just don’t trust you!

Special Privileges?

September 26, 2014 by

13 May 2014

Military Forced to Get Picky in Recruiting

Kansas City Star | May 13, 2014 | by Rick Montgomery

Army Sgt. 1st Class Terrence Hoard must reach potential recruits early to set them straight.

They think anybody can enlist. Many see the military as a last resort in a tough job market — but always an option, the youth assume. Truth is, the class of 2014 now leaving high school will face more difficulty qualifying for the armed services than ever in the 40-year history of the all-volunteer force.

20 May 2014

10K soldiers must go this year, 20K next year

Nearly 30,000 soldiers must be removed from the active rolls in the next 17 months if the Army is to make the first waypoint in a drawdown that eventually will reduce the force to 450,000, or even 420,000, soldiers.

25 September

Military to allow undocumented immigrants to serve

A small number of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. will have an opportunity to join the military for the first time in decades under a new Department of Defense policy unveiled Thursday.

The new rules will expand an existing program allowing recruiters to target foreign nationals with high-demand skills, mostly rare foreign language expertise or specialized health care training.

What could it mean?

Afghan Soldiers missing from Cape Cod Base

September 22, 2014 by

We don’t learn do we? This isn’t the first time.

Three Afghan National Army soldiers are missing from a Cape Cod military base where they had been taking part in a training exercise.

The Massachusetts National Guard reported that the three were reported missing by security personnel at Joint Base Cape Cod late Saturday, and said there is no indication that they pose a public threat. A statement identified the soldiers as Maj. Jan Mohammad Arash, Cpt. Mohammad Nasir Askarzada, and Cpt. Noorullah Aminyar. U.S. military officials told The Associated Press that the men were last seen at the Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis.

The exercises have been held annually since 2004 to promote cooperation and interoperability among forces, build functional capacity, practice peacekeeping operations and enhance readiness.

Remember this story. 

HOUSTON — If the 17 foreign soldiers who walked away from language training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio had been from, say, Guatemala or Kenya, they probably would not have received much attention. Military officials say it is not uncommon for officers visiting from countries where life is hard to get a glimpse of the American dream while studying here and go absent without leave.

But the 17 officers who deserted between 2006 and this year were all from Afghanistan, and in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Fort Hood last fall, that fact belatedly raised eyebrows among military and law enforcement officials who track terrorists.

So, why do we feel the need to bring Afghan soldiers to the US to train?  It’s not like the Cape Cod Terrain is just so similar.  The reason is incompetent leaders that are so politically correct that they feel the need to show just how progressive they are. It’s all about cooperation with these guys except it’s a major risk the US people are never told about until it goes wrong.   Hopefully it won’t go very wrong.  But as I was once told hope isn’t an operational term.

UPDATE:  The three have been found trying to get into Canada. But look two other were missing for a time from Quantico.  

Three Afghan soldiers, who went missing while in Massachusetts for military training, have been found trying to cross the border into Canada, a Defense Department official said Monday.

“I can confirm that the Canadians have them,” the official said.

Associated Press

The Afghan officers were reported missing late Saturday after a trip to a shopping mall in Hyannis, Mass., about 20 miles from Joint Base Cape Cod, where they were involved in a training exercise. Earlier this month, two Afghan police officers disappeared from a Drug Enforcement Administration training program in Quantico, Va., and were found several days later in that area.

Illegals get regular CO DLs

September 13, 2014 by

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DENVER (AP) – Colorado mistakenly issued regular driver’s licenses to 524 non-citizens, the latest problem in the state’s rollout of allowing some drivers in this country illegally to get driver’s licenses.

KCNC-TV in Denver reports that the Department of Motor Vehicles is asking for those immigrants to return the erroneous licenses.

I’m sure it was just an accident.  I bet those illegals are lining up to turn in their regular licenses for the non-citizen version.

You think there isn’t an organized plan here?  The US is in serious trouble my friends.

Why I don’t trust this administration on war

September 12, 2014 by

Susan Rice’s appearance on CNN shows why I don’t trust anything this administration says on war or hell anything really.  It’s nothing but political doubletalk.  VIA Breitbart.com

Thursday on CNN’s "The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer," Obama White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice said the president’s actions against ISIS are "very different" from America being at war.

Rice said, "I don’t know whether you want to call it a war or sustained counterterrorism campaign. I think, frankly, this is a counterterrorism operation that will take time. It will be sustained. We will not have American combat forces on the ground fighting as we did in Iraq and Afghanistan which is what I think the American people think of when they think of a war. So I think this is very different from that. But nonetheless, we’ll be dealing with the significant threat to this region, to American personnel in the region and potentially also to Europe and the United States. And we’ll be doing it with partners. We’ll not be fighting ourselves on the ground but using American air power as we have been over the last several weeks as necessary."

Susan Rice shouldn’t have a job after Bengahzi anyway.


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