Canada, terror and Ebola

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

(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

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

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?