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  • Carly Fiorina Talks, Iowa Swoons

    05/25/2015 6:48:38 AM PDT · 16 of 17
    Boundless to newfreep

    re: In Carly’s defense ...

    I was at HP during her reign. Her brilliance included selling iPods with HP logos on them. Bleah.

    Nonetheless, I could support a Carson-Fiorina ticket just to watch liberal heads explode.

    Being VP might keep her from wrecking any more businesses.

  • Omar Sharif is suffering from Alzheimer’s

    05/24/2015 4:35:53 PM PDT · 34 of 36
    Boundless to Salamander

    re: the snake venom discovery

    That may well be effective against one of the consequences of AD, the plaques, but as the article points out, the tests were in vitro (test tube or petri dish). Getting the drug across the blood-brain barrier, without allowing adverse stuff in, is a steep challenge.

    Most people, without realizing it, are eating adverse foods that already compromise the BBB. Perlmutter discusses several. Wheat is one of them.

  • Omar Sharif is suffering from Alzheimer’s

    05/24/2015 11:23:43 AM PDT · 27 of 36
    Boundless to Beowulf9

    Alzheimer’s may turn out to be largely avoidable, and possible to arrest, and perhaps reverse.

    Get the added sugar and grains out of the diet. Add fats, esp. DHA & EPA Omega 3 (not ALA, which you get enough of). Ditch the PUFA grain oils. Either Perlmutter’s “Brain Maker” (2015) or Davis’ “Wheat Belly Total Health” (2014) are a great place to start.

    Even Perlmutter is starting to refer to Alz as Diabetes Type 3, which he heretofore was reluctant to do.

    Yes, the USDA’s MyPlateOfMetabolicSyndrome diet, high carb, high grain, low fat, has been a 40 year experiment that has failed massively (and was based on no science at all, but lots of politics & money concerns).

  • Kansas Gov. ‘Ignores’ Moms Demand: Signs Bill Abolishing Concealed Permit Requirement

    04/03/2015 8:14:02 AM PDT · 5 of 8
    Boundless to rktman
    Although the permit is now largely optional, get one anyway (and this is true for any state with optional permitting for CCW).

    There are at least 3½ reasons to do so, and only the first is commonly mentioned:

    1. out of state carry in reciprocity states that honor your state's permit,
    2. skipping the background check when buying a firearm,
    3. being within 1700 feet of a school while carrying, but not actually on school grounds, and
    4. being sure that you are even legal to possess a firearm.

    On #3, this is enough of a gray area that even police are encouraged to get civil permits.

    And on #4, sure, you might think you'd know if you were a prohibited person, but on the other hand, you might have completely forgot about that little disqualifying incident 20 years ago.

    Having the permit also qualifies as a second form of photo ID in situations where that might arise, but in general you want to minimize the number of people who know that you carry. Rely on your pilot's license instead. ☺

  • Germanwings co-pilot was certified by FAA

    03/26/2015 11:40:08 AM PDT · 19 of 22
    Boundless to Defiant

    re: If they make it mandatory for a crew member to be in the cockpit with the pilot, ...

    My understanding is that this is the rule in the US, and we’ve had no intentional crashes due to lock-outs.

    re: ... that will just force the pilot to kill the crew member, probably a female ...

    When that happens, they’ll upgrade the requirement to FA with martial arts training.

    I’m a pilot. I haven’t flown in years, and don’t plan to. I plan my travel to get there by surface transport, usually driving. Emirates can run all the ads they want. I’m not boarding.

    If enough people make that choice, the airlines might figure it out and implement more effective controls to keep suicidal individuals out of the cockpit. This will probably need to include paying them much more to attract higher quality candidates and compensate them for the screening annoyance.

    When I was a kid, many people refused to fly due to the risk of crashes from unintentional causes. It was a statistical thing. Those causes came to be largely controlled. Suicidal crews (regardless of motive) are apparently a rising risk factor, and one that the traveling public will react to.

    I expect to see the concept of remotely piloting mooted (with on-board crew subordinate to the remote). Then the hacking risks arises. Get out the popcorn.

  • Germanwings co-pilot was certified by FAA

    03/26/2015 10:58:12 AM PDT · 12 of 22
    Boundless to Yo-Yo

    re: At least the A-10 pilot had the decency to just take out himself and $20 million worth of Uncle Sam’s toys.

    Did they ever find the bombs he pickled somewhere enroute?

    Anyhow, in the present case, this is now at least the 4th known instance of a deliberate crash by a commercial crew member, and at least the second enabled by a lockable cockpit door.

    Aviation Week has a list at:
    They note “... whether the introduction of secure cockpit doors after the September 11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. has created a new safety issue.”

    In this case there was also an apparent lack of a protocol for having a flight attendant stand in so there are always 2 in the cockpit.

  • Germanwings pilot was locked out of cockpit before crash in France

    03/25/2015 5:18:20 PM PDT · 17 of 372
    Boundless to varialectio

    Also being discussed at:
    BREAKING: Germanwings Pilot Was Locked Out of Cockpit Before Crash in France

  • BREAKING: Germanwings Pilot Was Locked Out of Cockpit Before Crash in France

    03/25/2015 5:09:40 PM PDT · 65 of 340
    Boundless to CivilWarBrewing

    So might this be the first crash involving the reinforced cockpit doors required after 9/11?

    If so, this isn’t the way it was supposed to work out (but then that’s true of most regulations).

  • Germanwings A320 crash: Plane fell for 18 minutes (not 8)

    03/25/2015 8:45:17 AM PDT · 148 of 173
    Boundless to Gritty

    re: I’m sure the flight data recorder will clear most of this mystery up.

    Don’t hold your breath. News reports say the CVR memory is “unreadable” and the FDR memory card is missing (with an implication of dislodged in crash, not removed before flight).

  • Germanwings Crash Investigation Hits Snag in Retrieving Data (from black boxes)

    03/25/2015 8:36:49 AM PDT · 14 of 66
    Boundless to maggief

    re: “unable to retrieve any data from the plane’s cockpit voice recorder”

    The full article sheds no further light on whether the memory can’t be accessed, or there’s no data there. The NYT, with its usual incompetence, didn’t even ask for clarification.

  • Germanwings A320 crash: Plane fell for 18 minutes (not 8)

    03/25/2015 8:15:50 AM PDT · 138 of 173
    Boundless to zipper

    re: Not civilian pilots, they don’t get crucial altitude chamber training.

    Make that “most don’t”.
    They can get it if they want to.
    I did.

  • Battle Over Satanic Coloring Books Prompts School Board to Ban Bibles (Orange County FL)

    02/12/2015 4:40:38 AM PST · 11 of 27
    Boundless to Olog-hai
    re: ... ban the distribution of religious and political material in its schools.

    So does that include Commie Core too?
  • Butter ISN'T bad for you after all: Major study says 80s advice on dairy fats was flawed

    02/10/2015 10:21:39 AM PST · 56 of 57
    Boundless to Exit148

    re: I hate it when I read “Studies now show-——” .Time to look for an agenda.

    What I check:
    0. Find the fulltext, and not some dunce’s misreading of it.
    1. Is it just an analysis, or a new trial?
    2. Is it a trial on humans, or rodents?
    3. Who funded it?
    4. What else have the researchers been on about?
    5. If a real trial, what was the reference (control) diet?
    6. What was the placebo? (often amazingly NON-inert)
    This is the sad reality of what passes for nutrition science over the last half century.

    Here’s another “emperor has no clothes” article just lately published (and only 40 years overdue):
    “Nutrition Revolution—The End of the High Carbohydrates Era for Diabetes Prevention and Management”

  • Butter ISN'T bad for you after all: Major study says 80s advice on dairy fats was flawed

    02/10/2015 7:15:56 AM PST · 49 of 57
    Boundless to EternalVigilance

    re: People with common sense figured this out long ago.

    Our ancestors knew what to eat. That’s why we’re here.

    What we now actually know about diet is that we have a lot to learn.

    Pretty much everyone would be vastly better off switching to an ancestral diet for their genotype, and then watching developments.

    re: Throw in some garden vegetables and fresh ground wheat and you’re in great shape.

    Avoid the gluten-bearing grains (and grains generally, as they provoke blood sugar and often have other adverse proteins and toxins).

    Humans are not ruminants. Seeds of grasses are not human food, and consuming them has major downsides.

    re: Margarine will kill you.


  • Butter ISN'T bad for you after all: Major study says 80s advice on dairy fats was flawed

    02/10/2015 6:58:23 AM PST · 44 of 57
    Boundless to uglybiker

    re: Don’t forget the coffee! ...oops, coffee bad, good, bad, good...

    Yep, it’s probably the poster child for food fad and food fright of the week. It’s apt to end up being a mix of benefits and hazards, and some people actually need to avoid it. I drink it.

  • Butter ISN'T bad for you after all: Major study says 80s advice on dairy fats was flawed

    02/10/2015 6:55:34 AM PST · 41 of 57
    Boundless to TomGuy

    e: New studies:

    Actually, the diet revolution underway is mostly about that the old studies were junk.

    re: Butter isn’t so bad.

    Not just. For most people, consume as much as you want (if you are low carb). Do favor organic butter.

    re: Lard isn’t so bad.

    Ditto. Go for pasture-raised hormone- and anti-biotic-free.

    re: Salt isn’t so bad.

    Yep, and when low cab, we generally need to increase salt intake.

    re: How many taxpayer $$$dollars were spent for the original studies that condemned those and many other items?

    This was mostly about politics and lobbying. The science was never there.

    re: How many taxpayer $$$dollars were spent on the new studies?

    None, really. This thread is about what might be an “emporer has no clothes, and never did” moment. The USDA and Big Food may shrug it off, but it’s encouraging that a science journal ran it.

    re: Are cyclamates still evil? Saccharine?

    Worth avoiding until more is known about gut biome effects, which is only now starting to be looked at. We rely on this list of alternative sweeteners:

    re: Now, one of the new evils is fructose. For how long?

    Probably forever, except as consumed as whole fruit. The stuff is a fat magnet. Isolated or added fructose needs to be avoided.

  • Butter ISN'T bad for you after all: Major study says 80s advice on dairy fats was flawed

    02/10/2015 6:23:25 AM PST · 34 of 57
    Boundless to joethedrummer

    re: You can tell what’s “good” for you - costs about 3X more than it’s substitute.

    That’s offset to some extent by the fact that when low carb, high fat, we tend to eat less. Also offsetting is a dramatic reduction in out-of-pocket healthcare costs, for needless potions that purport to manage symptoms caused by the USDA’s MyPlateOfMetabolicSyndrome diet.

    The market is already responding, and toxin-free foods, and pasture-raised/finished critters will become more common and lower in price.

    For an entertaining take on this mess, watch:

  • Butter ISN'T bad for you after all: Major study says 80s advice on dairy fats was flawed

    02/10/2015 6:03:25 AM PST · 31 of 57
    Boundless to rickmichaels;; Gen.Blather

    Here’s the paper:
    for those who haven’t already figured it out from recent books like:
    “Death by Food Pyramid” (Minger)
    “The Big Fat Surprise” (Teicholz)
    not to mention any number of low-carb, paleo or primal approaches to diet over the last decade that have had profound results.

    re: This happens again and again.

    This is not yet-another flip-flop. The official dietary advice has been off the rails since Ike. Low-fat, low-cholesterol, which became high carb (esp. grain carb), and endorsed fake “vegetable” fat has been an unmitigated disaster. Ancel Keys started the mess, McGovern enshrined it in the USDA, and nobody bothered to check actual results.

    re: I’ve gotten to the point where I ignore food studies.

    S.A.D. context. Investigator bias. Funding source pressure. Hopelessly confounding factors. Ignorance of huge considerations like gut biome. Yep, most nut papers are intellectual junk food.

  • Taiwan TransAsia plane crash-lands in Taipei river

    02/06/2015 5:21:25 PM PST · 199 of 207
    Boundless to machogirl; freepersup; Squantos

    re: compounded possibly by mismanagement of the remaining good engine

    FDR says that the right engine failed, and auto-feathered. Then the pilots gradually reduced power on the left (why?). This was basically a glider during the dashcam footage.

  • Former Obama Adviser: We Should Tax Fat People By Body Weight

    02/04/2015 3:32:33 PM PST · 30 of 74
    Boundless to Olog-hai

    The obesity pandemic of the last 40 years is DIRECT result of government policy.

    The fraudulent science of Ancel Keys lead directly to the McGovern Committee causing the USDA to formulate a low-fat low-cholesterol diet that unsurprisingly became high carb, and specifically high grain carb due to internal politics and lobbying.

    The trend lines for almost all the non-infectious chronic disease took off (esp. T2D), and are still rising, except for a growing number of dissenters who have figured out how to jump off those curves by switching to diets that are more ancestral, usually low carb, high fat, grain free.

    The topic of the day on one of the primal sites is how much weight is too much to lose too fast.
    Dr. “Wheat Belly” Davis today tells us that he’s been accused of faking the before/after testimonials that spontaneously pour in from people following his approach.

    Losing weight for most people is easy with simple changes to diet that amount to doing the opposite of what the government recommends. The Obama admin is just as clueless as all the earlier ones, going back to Ike (who was killed by the dietary advice of his doctors). The Obama admin is just a lot more dangerous.

  • Taiwan TransAsia plane crash-lands in Taipei river

    02/04/2015 10:07:42 AM PST · 175 of 207
    Boundless to freepersup

    re: That’s some pretty adept keyboard forensic work freeper.

    And likely mistaken, as speculation almost always is at this point at after an accident.

    Unless the regional authorities succumb to their tendency to put saving face over releasing facts, the causes should be nailed down on this accident pretty quickly.

  • WATCH: Plane Careens Into Shallow Taiwan River

    02/04/2015 6:17:50 AM PST · 4 of 13
    Boundless to central_va
  • Taiwan TransAsia plane crash-lands in Taipei river

    02/04/2015 5:48:35 AM PST · 106 of 207
    Boundless to machogirl

    Looking at still frames from the dashcam footage, several things stand out:

    1. less motion blur on prop blades of left engine, clearly not turning at same rpm as right

    2. typical exhaust streaks on underside of wing on right engine, but black behind left engine

    3. the tip of the left horizontal stabilizer is missing, and before the aircraft has struck anything

    Not knowing much about the type, I can’t speculate on the implications of full load single-engine performance, but it looks as if there was a catastrophe failure of the left engine, resulting in tail damage, perhaps critically reducing control authority.

  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Linked To Physiological Viral Shifts

    01/30/2015 4:57:05 AM PST · 22 of 22
    Boundless to BenLurkin

    Anyone with one of this class of ailments needs to try two things before they wander off into gene research:

    1. Move to a low carb grain-free diet. In particular, dial intake of gluten-bearing grains to zero (and not just because of gluten, which is not necessarily the biggest problem with these grass seeds).

    2. Correct your gut biome, which means adding at least 20 grams of prebiotic fiber (aka resistant starch) to your diet, and typically doing a 60 day course of quality probiotics (actual gut bugs). What’s on room temperature store shelves is highly unlikely to be quality PB.
    The WBB site is only selling books, but you can do this without books.

  • Anthropologists Have Mapped All 61 Tattoos On Ötzi The Iceman

    01/29/2015 8:27:04 AM PST · 23 of 80
    Boundless to Beowulf9

    re: ... the ones on the lower back had to be applied by someone else. What that means I don’t know exactly but I think it might indicate it’s a known and shared practice of the tribe.

    Humans are a tribal species. We, alas, spontaneously form tribes. One might call this the “Lord of the Flies” effect. This helped make us the dominate large mammals on the planet, but came with a lot of destructive baggage.

    When we can’t differentiate from the neighboring tribes by natural morphology (e.g. race), we create artificial differentiation, usually body mods, of which tats are one.

  • YouTube's video pick spells doom for Adobe Flash

    01/29/2015 8:21:07 AM PST · 9 of 45
    Boundless to CedarDave

    Set your Flash plug-in to “Ask To Activate” on all your browsers. In addition to the security hazards, Flash uses cookies that are very hard to control, and uses up bandwidth downloading content you generally don’t want to see anyway.

    One immediate problem, alas, with this move to HTML5 is that HTML5 videos download and play automatically, and I haven’t figured out an easy way to control that (in FireFox, it appears that a lot of about:config hacking is needed).

  • Rusted, 132-year-old Winchester rifle found against tree in Nevada national park

    01/15/2015 12:41:38 PM PST · 13 of 43
    Boundless to servo1969

    They will need to remove the cartridges in order to make it safe to display or even examine further, and they need to assume they are loaded with black powder and use mercury fulminate primers, which aren’t necessarily stable after what is clearly a very long time.

    The headstamps on the cases will provide a clearer picture of just how long.

  • Photos: SpaceX’s rocket landing platform back in port

    01/13/2015 11:05:27 AM PST · 4 of 29
    Boundless to Vince Ferrer

    I’m trying to imagine today’s NASA running an actual flight test that had a published, admitted, chance of success of only 50%.

    ... nope ... trying ...
    ... can’t really imagine it.

    And, of course, what SpaceX is trying to do here was conventionally considered “impossible” or at least “impractical”, which is why we got the Space Shuttle as the re-usable space system (which of course, was no cheaper per launch than fully expendables, and was almost exactly as dangerous as the STS skeptics predicted).

  • Free speech should be tempered with responsibility

    01/11/2015 9:09:00 AM PST · 47 of 93
    Boundless to artichokegrower

    Translation: we support free speech as long as it doesn’t require, you know, any actual courage.

    Never forget this about liberals: they are fundamentally cowards. That’s why they get so faux-outraged about metaphorical issues. They know it won’t come to blows.

    In the present case, we are dealing with monsters who destroy and kill merely because they are offended. People like that need to be offended mercilessly.

  • "Globesity": The End of Outrage

    01/11/2015 7:30:54 AM PST · 2 of 6
    Boundless to NOBO2012
    Justice is simply justice.

    [extraword] justice is something other than justice.
    "Social justice", for example, means "not justice", or more precisely, justice for someone other than you.

    So it is with "food justice".

    What this is really about is that the high-glycemic, grain-laden, low-fat, low-cholesterol, high-"vegetable"-oil dietary recommendations going back to the McGovern Committee, have been a complete disaster.

    The trends in non-infectious chronic ailments are all high, rising, and in some cases accelerating. Type 2 diabetes is the poster child for this mess, which results directly from the USDA's MyPlateOfMetabolicSyndrome diet.

    But as comedian and nutrition advocate Tom Naughton points out in his speech Speech: Diet, Health and the Wisdom of Crowds, the anointed are incapable of admitting that their dogma is incorrect.

    So what this becomes is distraction - let's focus on something else.

    The real fix is simple; revert to a more ancestral diet until we actually are able to fine tune individualized diets. The Wheat Belly recommendations are a great place to start, and the blog for that just took another whack at the insane T2D situation.

  • Egypt Bans 'Zionist' Film Exodus And Cites 'Historical Inaccuracies'

    12/27/2014 6:01:57 AM PST · 8 of 10
    Boundless to Seruzawa

    > I wouldn’t be upset if they banned it here.

    Hardly necessary. It’s going to tank.

    Like “Noah”, and any number of other failed and forgotten efforts before it, this is a simple lesson that Hollyweird seems to have trouble understanding:

    Non-Christians won’t see your movie because: Biblical

    Christians won’t see your movie because: not Biblical

    In the present case, that only leaves serious Ridley Scott fans, and they are no longer large enough in number to even cover the cost of the lobby posters.

  • First rocket landing in Space Coast history could happen in weeks (Launch 16DEC2014/1431 EST)

    12/07/2014 10:21:58 AM PST · 15 of 67
    Boundless to cripplecreek

    > So what does it cost to take fuel along for landing?

    Less than the cost of replacing the recovered hardware with all-new (minus the cost of the recovery and refurb on the recycling).

    I suspect Elon’s bean counters have it all worked out, including amortized life-cycle costs of the recovery barge and support ships, and having to offer discounts on future launches with “pre-owned” rockets.

    Nonetheless, this is a test. Do not be surprised if it fails. When none of your tests fail, you aren’t pushing hard enough.

    What would it take for you to close on this booster today? It was used gently by a little old who only made three once-around orbits with it. We’ll even take your ULA launch slot in trade.

  • LL Bean struggles to meet demand for iconic boot

    12/06/2014 2:57:45 PM PST · 43 of 54
    Boundless to Red in Blue PA

    Bean Boot?
    iconic boot?
    duck boot?

    This was for many decades the “Maine Hunting Shoe”. Says a lot that the press can’t even allow themselves to say that, and LLB itself no longer calls it that.

    I have a 40 year old pair, bought in Freeport late one night after a blizzard (but only because Kittery Trading Post was out of Sorels in my size). Still going strong on all-original parts.

  • CDC pulls poster saying Ebola can spread through a sneeze

    10/31/2014 4:37:53 PM PDT · 10 of 20
    Boundless to Red in Blue PA

    The poster is back up.

    They changed “3 feet” to “6 feet” for droplet distance.

    Anyone who watches Mythbusters is still unimpressed.

  • USDA Pays $17,500 for College Students to Wear Fat Vests

    10/30/2014 2:53:48 PM PDT · 32 of 41
    Boundless to walford

    > I could stand to drop a few pounds, but fully recognize that being overweight is overwhelmingly due to choices in diet and exercise, ...

    Not so. Being overweight is overwhelmingly due to following USDA advice on what to eat: 60% of calories from carbs, mostly grains (which means mostly wheat), but lots of sugar as well, low fat, low cholesterol, high PUFA oils.

    You don’t take investment advice from the IRS.
    You don’t take shooting advice from the BATFE.
    You are learning not to take ebola advice from the CDC.
    Do not take diet advice from the USDA.

    See either Wheat Belly Total Health (Davis) or Grain Brain (Perlmutter) for more sane advice.

    See either The Big Fat Surprise (Teicholz) or Death by Food Pyramid (Minger) for how our dietary advice ended up upside down.

    There is a weight stigma problem, but the USDA is incapable of grasping that the USDA created it. For an insightful humorous read, see:

  • Ebola in the Big Apple and Common Sense in Short Supply

    10/24/2014 9:46:53 AM PDT · 16 of 32
    Boundless to SeekAndFind

    Don’t take the E train.

    All seriousness aside, the risk is negligible, but didn’t need to arise at all.

  • Battle Rifle Company

    10/22/2014 4:35:27 PM PDT · 2 of 12
    Boundless to 7thson

    Not quite ready for battle, it would seem.

  • Ebola-linked cruise ship passenger cleared; hospital apologizes for mistakes

    10/19/2014 9:50:56 AM PDT · 13 of 25
    Boundless to SeekAndFind

    I would not be surprised if the story was that the tech would have skipped the cruise, but already had non-refundable tickets, and no one (lab, hospital, CDC) offered to cover the loss. So off they went.

    Meanwhile, with ObamaStrain on the loose (and no all-clear possible until next year at the earliest), people are reconsidering their elective travel plans, including cruises. Is this trip necessary?

    Cruise ships are notorious for various outbreaks (going back to Legionaires Disease), although usually non-fatal.

    On a cruise, you are at risk of exposure from a confined population. You have little alternative if food preparation is suspect. There’s usually no place to evacuate to if a real threat arises. On-board medical is limited. Do any cruise ships have P4 isolation wards?

    If I held cruise line stocks, I’d sell sell short.

  • The Worst Of The Ebola Outbreak Is Yet To Come

    10/18/2014 2:10:37 PM PDT · 25 of 53
    Boundless to woofie

    > Now comes this outbreak ...

    wiki sez: “Researchers believe that a 2-year-old boy was the index case of the current Ebola virus disease epidemic. He died on 6 December 2013 in the village of Meliandou, Guéckédou Prefecture” (Guinea).

    Probably got it from eating an infected animal or being bitten by one (monkey or bat). The whole family is no longer around to ask.

    The persistent natural reservoir for EHF is not known (it would have have to survive in the host, but not materially affect lifespan and reproduction). People have been trying to figure it out ever since the virus was identified.

  • Crony Politicians “Protect” Michigan from Free Markets (And Tesla Motors)

    10/18/2014 12:36:28 PM PDT · 7 of 14
    Boundless to Kaslin

    I’m sure that Governor Snyder is busy polling the electorate to discover whether to sign or veto this bill.

    Based on the contributions from traditional motor money to his campaign, he’s probably inclined to protect the status quo.

  • Strange ebola behavior

    10/17/2014 6:34:52 PM PDT · 45 of 93
    Boundless to Capt. Tom

    Could be dose-response. As others have pointed out, the nurses got exposure during max shed, with utterly inadequate PPE. The family may have been exposed to fewer particles.

    Incubation with this virus is 2 days to [unknown]. At 21 days, only 95% of the cases have developed. At 42 days, 98% are accounted for. The last 2%? Not known how long it takes. Recovering males in Africa are being told to use a condom for 3 months, and I suspect even that is a guess.

    If it is a dose-response deal, yeah, more shoes may drop, later. I don’t think we can expect a realistic all-clear on Duncan’s contacts until the end of the year.

  • Woman who caused Ebola scare at Pentagon admits she made up story about traveling to West Africa

    10/17/2014 3:49:08 PM PDT · 35 of 86
    Boundless to Oliviaforever


    EbolaCare takes priority over ObamaCare
    (only SenateCare trumps both).

    You don’t need to buy a policy for EbolaCare, or show any ID. Coverage has no cap, even if it runs into billions. Since Obama want to bankrupt the United States, don’t feel bad about the cost and inconvenience.

    To qualify for EbolaCare, you need only declare that you’ve had contact with an ebola victim, or recently been in West Africa, and that you might not be tip top.

    Of course, there is a real deadly communicable disease at large (the ObamaStrain variant of ebola), and hospitals, which were already risky places to be, are now more dangerous than ever. So be sure to tell your relatives to sue if you actually catch ebola and die.

  • CDC To Modify Approach in Ebola Infection As Virus Becomes Airborne [VIDEO+REPORT]

    10/17/2014 3:19:07 PM PDT · 21 of 61
    Boundless to Rob the Ugly Dude

    > ... it does not have the capability to become airborne.

    This strain of EHF appears to present greater risk than priors (perhaps it needs a distinguishing name, say, ObamaStrain).

    The striking difference is the huge number of healthcare workers infected or killed by it in Africa (it’s too early to make any statistical statement about the US, even though so far it’s 2:1 healthcare:public). The African workers were presumably using the same PPE protocols as in prior outbreaks. Something’s different.

    Although Frieden is probably not aware of it, even his dangerously useless CDC is advising against “close contact”, which they define as being within 3 feet for an extended period. That’s not direct contact. That’s an air gap.

    What is the difference with ObamaStrain? Could be:
    - contagious pre-symtomatic
    - contagious on unbroken skin
    - more air-mobile than currently admitted

    I agree that lobbying to get it declared “airborne” is a distraction. The present virus is sufficiently transmissible and lethal without being so classified.

  • People Are Now Apparently Faking Ebola To Get Faster Medical Treatment

    10/17/2014 12:39:09 PM PDT · 19 of 28
    Boundless to CorporateStepsister


  • Hospital Worker Who Handled Ebola Samples Is on Cruise Ship

    10/17/2014 10:48:58 AM PDT · 13 of 23
    Boundless to Steelfish

    Although the story was mentioned on FR earlier, I’m not sure anyone has pointed out that this it for cruises, for the duration.

    People were already nervous based on the history of mass outbreaks of one kind or another (usually not fatal) on these boats (and this case may be another case of bad cheesecake). But now they are thinking ...

    Is this trip necessary? Nope.

    Expect new bookings to evaporate.

    Expect trips already booked to be cancelled or just abandoned.

  • Meet America's New Ebola Czar

    10/17/2014 9:30:03 AM PDT · 26 of 32
    Boundless to NativeSon

    > I going to issue an “Amber Alert” for a missing person.
    > Has anyone seen the Surgeon General?

    We have an Acting SG, because Congress is quite rationally blocking Obama’s political crony pick.

    The Acting appears to be just as clueless as the CDC Director.
    None of those “facts” are anything you want to bet your life on with Ebola’2014 (aka ObamaStrain).

  • Meet America's New Ebola Czar

    10/17/2014 9:25:18 AM PDT · 24 of 32
    Boundless to jimmygrace

    > Because to Obola, this is a political problem, not a medical problem.

    More precisely,
    this is not a medical catastrophe,
    it’s a political opportunity.

  • Obama will name Ron Klain as Ebola Czar

    10/17/2014 8:18:36 AM PDT · 34 of 80
    Boundless to Pearls Before Swine

    > Lawyer/party loyalist, not a doctor.

    Can hardly know less about ebola (and esp. ebola 2014) than Frieden does.

    We’ll ignore for the moment that the US government has at least three high level positions whose job description includes leading responses to infectious disease outbreaks:
    - CDC Director: dangerously incompetent
    - OSG* (Surgeon General): Acting SG, Obama trying to appoint another toady
    - HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR): scamming funds for Obama cronies
    - FEMA Administrator: right, sure

    * OSG front page has slide with three dangerously false “facts” about ebola.

  • How do we, as individuals, weather the coming Ebola storm?

    10/17/2014 6:14:39 AM PDT · 25 of 30
    Boundless to ArtDodger

    If your locale offers early voting, do it as soon as possible. Bring your own pen and pencil.

    You do not want to be queued up in a line of sneezing, coughing people in early November.

  • The Politics of Ebola

    10/17/2014 5:57:15 AM PDT · 3 of 3
    Boundless to Kaslin

    > “Ebola has no political preferences.”

    Yes, it does. It prefers those who who fail to protect themselves due to political correctness. It prefers those who give priority to symbolic gestures over solid actions. It prefers those who continue risky rituals over those who refine their behavior in response to the real risk. It prefers the complacent over the alert. It prefers the careless over the cautious.

    If that tends to differentiate groups by their politics, then they need to consider their consequences.