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  • Trump's election leaves American Muslims reeling and scared

    11/13/2016 1:34:48 PM PST · 95 of 99
    Dark Wing to SMGFan; Thud

    I hope this is true.

  • Sen. Manchin calls Harry Reid ‘absolute embarrassment’ for anti-Trump rant

    11/13/2016 1:27:50 PM PST · 33 of 37
    Dark Wing to ColdOne; Thud

    This is a Senate Democrat worried about re-election in a state that went Trump 3-to-1.

  • 1st Case Of Locally-Acquired Dengue Reported In Miami-Dade County

    09/29/2016 10:36:56 AM PDT · 17 of 19
    Dark Wing to Tilted Irish Kilt; Thud

    This was to be expected.

  • FOX News Showing Officers Down at Dallas Protest. Shots fired [4 confirmed dead]

    07/08/2016 7:02:14 AM PDT · 2,059 of 2,101
    Dark Wing to Enchante; Thud

    I don’t believe this last line from the DPD Police Chief.

    >>“The suspect said he was not affiliated with any group, and he stated that he did this alone.”

    The DPD REALLY wants control of the investigation and publicly saying the perp was acting alone prevents the FBI from annexing the investigation until the whole conspiracy is rounded up.

    Nobody trusts the FBI not to be both political and incompetent.

  • Unbelievable! AG Lynch admits she has lost track of Orlando shooter’s wife

    06/22/2016 10:33:06 AM PDT · 42 of 47
    Dark Wing to Thud

    The script calls for it.

  • Cops were ordered NOT to pursue Orlando gunman during massacre: Officer says he was told to wait

    06/22/2016 10:29:08 AM PDT · 47 of 68
    Dark Wing to Thud

    We knew this.

  • Coup? Reince Priebus reportedly calling state delegations, asking how many want to dump Trump

    06/18/2016 10:34:10 AM PDT · 24 of 35
    Dark Wing to The people have spoken; Thud

    Hot Air is #Nevertrump.

    Like REDSTATE, It is not a reliable info source

  • Clinton fades in Florida in first post #orlando Poll: Trump surging

    06/18/2016 10:21:40 AM PDT · 68 of 76
    Dark Wing to Thud

    FYI.

  • Officers may have shot Orlando club patrons

    06/18/2016 6:44:48 AM PDT · 80 of 89
    Dark Wing to wrench

    >>This murderer was no marksman.

    49 dead and 53 wounded with 202 rounds.

    49 dead with _5.56mm_ or _9mm_.

    With reports from a survivor that the perp systematically stalked the club in the 3-hour pause placing 3-round coup de grau in the wounded.

    And the perp hit a SWAT officer in the forehead _after coming out through_ the breech the SWAT Bearcat opened in Pulse night club’s wall.

    In combat -everyone- shoots high.

    To get a forehead placement shot the Perp was aiming dead center of the heart or lower neck (AKA above the body armor) when he pulled the trigger.

    All on a gun the perp did not own or use until a few days prior to the mass shooting.

    Even given the possibility of multiple wounds per round via close range 5.56mm over penetration in the initial mass killing on the main dance floor of Pulse. We are talking frequent good shot placement in the human thorax.

    Occam’s razor does not cut for “lucky.”

  • FBI Counter-Intelligence Up for Grabs?

    06/16/2016 6:35:39 AM PDT · 53 of 53
    Dark Wing to usurper

    usurper,

    Neither the institutional FBI nor DHS can be trusted for partisan political reasons.

    That is why a new counter-intelligence agency will be created and staffed by Trump trusted individuals.

    Rudy Giuliani (sp?) would be a good choice as it’s first head.

  • FBI Counter-Intelligence Up for Grabs?

    06/15/2016 9:13:41 AM PDT · 46 of 53
    Dark Wing to Thud

    And here we go...just like San Bernardino; State Department stopped terrorist investigation.

    See:

    http://www.infowars.com/breaking-hillary-blocked-investigation-into-orlando-killers-mosque/

    Hillary’s Muslim Brotherhood handlers at work blinding American intelligence again.

  • FBI Counter-Intelligence Up for Grabs?

    06/15/2016 8:08:05 AM PDT · 44 of 53
    Dark Wing to Thud

    Thud,

    It is clear that some time between the Mid December 2015 — in the aftermath of San Bernadino — when FBI Director James Comey declared the Chattanooga recruiter shooting Islamic terrorism — and June 2016, that the Obama Administration cut FBI Director Comey’s institutional stones off.

    I am not sure the means by which this was done, but I suspect dirtying of numerous senior FBI officials in Obama’s “Fast and Furious” or “Gunwalking” to Mexican Drug Cartels Scandal played a part.

    This “De-stoning” of Comey affects both the FBI’s ability to drop an indictment on Hillary as well as to do an effective and non-partisan counter-intelligence of the domestic jihadi threat.

    FBI Director James “Stoneless Joe” Comey knows further that Muslim domestic terrorist attacks are both inevitable and unstoppable.

    Simply based upon the 3-year State Dept/Homeland Security Islamist vetting black out that former Homeland Security investigator turned whistleblower Philip Haney has documented in his new book as well as articles like this one after San Berdo -

    http://dailycaller.com/2015/12/10/report-obama-told-nsc-to-downplay-terrorist-angle-of-san-bernadino/

    See also this Philip Haney interview with Megyn Kelly —

    http://insider.foxnews.com/2015/12/10/whistleblower-says-he-could-have-prevented-ca-attack-if-government-didnt-cut-funding

    Philip Haney told Megyn Kelly that as part of his investigation, he was looking into a collection of global networks that were infiltrating radical Islamists into the U.S.

    But a year into the investigation, Haney said they got a visit from the State Department and the Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, who said that tracking these groups was problematic because they were Islamic.

    Haney’s investigation was shut down and 67 of his records were deleted, including one into an organization with ties to the mosque in Riverside, Calif., that San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook attended. Those deleted files included information on an organization with ties to Farook’s mosque, San Bernardino’s Deobandi movement-affiliated Dar-al-Uloom al-Islamia.

    And Farook’s wife and accomplice, Tashfeen Malik, went to school at Pakistan’s al-Huda, which also has ties to the Deobandi movement.

    As the global intelligence group Stratfor has reported, Talighi Jamaat has been linked to a number of attempted terrorist attacks targeting the U.S.

    Members of the sect were tied to the Oct. 2002 Portland Seven case and the Sept. 2002 Lackawanna Six case. Members were also involved in an Aug. 2006 plot to bomb airliners en route from London to the U.S. and attempted bombings in London and Glasgow, Scotland.

    Consider — The Obama Administration won’t delete illegally held gun purchase data on American citizens, but it did so for records of terrorist affiliated foreign Muslims.

    The Obama’s State Department and the Homeland Security’s “Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties” minions shutting down Mosque surveillance for three years — from 2012 to San Bernadino — puts Hillary in the same “Muslim terrorist hugging” cross hairs as Obama.

    The three year surveillance lapse makes further domestic terror attacks before the 2016 election a certainty, because even after San Bernadino, Obama and Lynch won’t raid radical Muslim Mosques.

    Trump can credibly say Obama and Hillary would rather the American streets run red with the blood of dozens of Americans than raid a Radical Muslim Mosque…and he will.

    During the last lame duck year of an unpopular president’s final term, the FBI counter-intelligence lifers must be in full rebellion for fear of institutional the consequence’s of that lapse.

    The issue for FBI Counter-Intelligence officials is that they have a “Sir John Harington problem” AKA

    Treason doth never prosper: what’s the reason?
    Why, if it prosper, none dare call it treason.

    Sir John Harington
    Epigrams, Book iv, Epistle 5.

    The Muslim Brotherhood has ready-made ideological fellow travelers in the anti-colonial/anti-nationalistic Left in the West.

    This Leftist political faction dominates both the Obama Administration and the Hillary Clinton’s senior aides.

    Think of the Muslim Brotherhood as a ideological analog to a virus, with a “ideological protective outer coating” that mimics Leftist ideology and suppresses the normal Leftist “immune reaction” reaction to Muslim misogyny, homophobia and religious-based ethic cleansing in favor of expressing the Western Left’s more important to their self-image anti-colonial/anti-nationalist identity.

    All of the above leaves FBI Counter-Intelligence mission in a horribly exposed budgetary position, if FBI Director “Stoneless-Joe” Comey does not drop the Hillary indictment before the Democratic National convention (DNC).

    A Hillary indictment any later than that won’t save the counter-intelligence mission for the FBI.

    The FBI nearly lost this mission after 9/11/2001, but could and did appeal through it’s GOP connections to get George W Bush to not do so.

    A No Hillary Indictment before the DNC, Post-Obama, FBI will appear Pro-Democratic Party partisan as hell in a Trump Administration

    And it will have no friends with a President that has no ties to Congress and that takes pride in firing incompetents.

    The kicker in all of this is that Putin’s Russia is going to blow all the Classified Hillary Clinton e-mails proving she is a criminal.

    The De-Stoning of Comey means that those e-mails will be dropped before the FBI’s indictment and that will seal the budgetary fate of the FBI-counter intelligence, whenever it occurs.

  • There Are More White Voters Than People Think. That’s Good News for Trump.

    06/09/2016 11:03:10 AM PDT · 6 of 32
    Dark Wing to Thud

    We have spoken about this.

  • Zika May Be Transmitted by Oral Sex, Scientists Find

    06/03/2016 9:43:47 AM PDT · 28 of 29
    Dark Wing to Tilted Irish Kilt

    The real price of “Open Borders” is the collapse of the American public health system.

    Mass lethal diseases brought in with uncontrolled/monitored immigrants are the ticking time bombs set to destroy lives and local/state/federal budgets in the next 8-years.

  • CDC Official Says 'Thousands' May Have Arrived in US With Zika

    06/01/2016 12:22:09 PM PDT · 25 of 25
    Dark Wing to Tilted Irish Kilt

    There are going to be literally dozens of American micro-encephalic babies in time for October 2016 anti-open borders campaign ads

  • 22 Percent of Resettled Refugees in Minnesota Test Positive for Tuberculosis

    05/18/2016 1:31:15 PM PDT · 55 of 57
    Dark Wing to Thud; Smokin' Joe

    Why Pres. Obama’s open borders policies are going to kill our state and local health budgets, from the same article.

    Note: LTBI - latent TB infection


    COUNTING THE COST
    A LTBI individual represents a 5% risk of developing active TB in the first 2 years of infection and is at a cumulative 10% risk of active TB over his or her lifetime. The US Army medical community estimates 1/3 of the world population has LTBI, with World Health Organization (WHO) data showing 9.2 million active TB cases and 1.7 million deaths annually.

    By way of contrast, the 2010 estimate for the US LTBI population was at 4.2% (11 million people).

    That 1/3 LTBI infection number for foreigners means that adding one million new illegal aliens results in 300,000(+) new people with LTBI, or a 3% increase in America’s pool of LTBI people over that 2010 estimate. Some 30,000 of these people will have an active TB in their lifetime, and if we are talking recently infected children, up to 15,000 of that may happen in the next 2-years.

    Given the current Federal Judiciary enforced defacto Open Borders policy of “All illegal aliens have the rights of citizens,” it is impossible to enforce, for reasons of Public Health, long term detention for a full directly observed therapy (DOT) course for the TB positive that are harbored in that the 12-to-20 million and growing illegal immigrant community.

    The willingness of American citizens to follow TB medical protocols can be shown by the fact that even with LTBI positive US servicemen — who are getting mandatory treatment under color of authority — only 50% complete a full drug therapy course for LTBI. Thus we are certain to see more and more antibiotic resistant strains of TB everywhere.

    A collapse of the current non-vaccination based public health standards on TB (See the 1996 article “The Role of BCG Vaccine in the Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in the United States” in the notes below on the ‘track, isolate and treat’ standard model TB public health thinking) with the illegal alien community will be a huge budget issue for the Border Patrol, healthcare workers, emergency 1st responders, prisons…and increasingly Public Schools serving illegals.

    The coming TB epidemic in the illegal population will force the public health system to require complete mandatory vaccination of children, all women planning to have children, healthcare workers, emergency 1st responders and prison populations nationwide for TB as the latent periods for TB will see all prisons and hospitals pretty much contaminated all the time.

    The actuarial cost hit on public budget medical care coverage of families of Federal Border Patrol agents and Prison Guards infected with extremely resistant TB from Agent/Guard work related exposure will be mind boggling.

  • 22 Percent of Resettled Refugees in Minnesota Test Positive for Tuberculosis

    05/18/2016 1:27:03 PM PDT · 54 of 57
    Dark Wing to Rusty0604; Thud; SmokingJoe

    Joy,

    The predictions here seem to have come to pass —

    America’s Impending Tuberculosis Epidemic
    July 10th, 2014
    http://chicagoboyz.net/archives/44047.html

    THINGS TO LOOK FOR
    Forewarned is forearmed, so here are a list of “The TB Epidemic is here markers” to put in your social media and RSS feeds in terms of near future events –

    • Mass orders of N95 masks by State, Federal or Military health systems.
    • Mass orders of BCG vaccine by State, Federal or Military health systems.
    • Shortages/price spike of the list of 10 standard TB antibiotics
    • “Cone of silence” media reporting of TB in public hospitals or school stories that exclude the mention of illegal alien TB sufferers.
    • Border Patrol Agent or health worker families becoming infected with TB from immigrant processing centers

    Given the numbers of illegal immigrant children already released by the Obama Administration — and the further numbers it wants to release before President Obama leaves office — the only thing you can say for certain about the coming TB epidemic is that it is inevitable.

  • CDC Reports First Zika Infection Between Gay Couple

    04/19/2016 11:00:06 AM PDT · 32 of 34
    Dark Wing to Thud

    Gah!

    This is as welcome as a dog turd in my front yard.

    Since it damned well is where I live.

  • South Dakota House votes YES to a Convention of States

    02/27/2016 7:00:46 AM PST · 5 of 31
    Dark Wing to Thud

    Article 5 convention ping.

  • WATCH: U.S.-made missile goes up against one of Russia’s most advanced tanks

    02/27/2016 6:59:18 AM PST · 33 of 48
    Dark Wing to PIF

    The angle of the strike shows the TOW hit above the T-90’s barrel with a slight upward angle.

    The shaped charge debris stream, assuming a penetration, was not on a path that would have set off main gun ammunition propellant.

    I suspect that tank commander on the left side hatch in the video was dead (as in messily decapitated) or severely injured, hence his gunner leaving the right tank hatch in the video.

    I agree we are looking at a poor tank crew.

  • WATCH: U.S.-made missile goes up against one of Russia’s most advanced tanks

    02/27/2016 6:40:19 AM PST · 30 of 48
    Dark Wing to Berlin_Freeper

    This is a comment from the “Defece Blog” link buried in the Wash Post article —


    That was a direct attack TOW. Either a TOW-2 or TOW-2A with reactive armor precursor charge.

    Most TOW built since the late 1990’s, or rebuilt at depot, were TOW-2B top attack versions.

    Note as well that there was no wire leaving the missile in the video of the launcher.

    This makes the missile one with a radio frequency guidance as opposed to wire. This upgrade happened when the wire company the US Army used went out of business in the late 1990’s.

    I’d make that missile a depot rebuild direct attack TOW with R/F guidance.

    It is likely the Shtora failed because one of the two circular emitters on the turret in the video was covered by the by the wall/planter to the right of the T-90 for most of the TOW’s flight path.

    IOW, the Shtora countermeasures were defeated by poor crew tactics

  • 25% of Feds Would Consider Leaving Their Jobs if Trump Becomes President

    02/01/2016 1:01:57 PM PST · 171 of 181
    Dark Wing to Thud

    Simply not hiring replacements civil servants for 4-years will cause the civil service to go down by 25%.

    The average civilian employee age for most Federal agencies — Homeland Security apart — is in the high 40’s to low 50’s.

  • Trump Has Never Voted In A Republican Primary

    01/22/2016 9:38:36 AM PST · 32 of 54
    Dark Wing to libbylu

    As there are posted Trump voting records on-line showing his Republican primary voting records going back to 1988.

    This story amounts to a hoax.

  • Donald Trump Leads Ted Cruz in Florida 32-21%

    01/17/2016 11:00:38 AM PST · 37 of 37
    Dark Wing to Thud

    >>Interesting. Trump does best with lower income black males according to this poll.

    A closed border and full e-verify means jobs for black men, and they know it.

  • RAF fighters 'bound for Japan for first time in decades' as UK builds military ties

    01/17/2016 10:58:31 AM PST · 5 of 5
    Dark Wing to Thud

    >>They’ll be unarmed to avoid offending anyone, and because Her Majesty’s Government won’t give the RAF the money to buy missiles, bombs and cannon ammunition.

    Too True.

  • FINNISH POLICE HAD INTEL OF COLOGNE RAPE-JIHAD INTENDED FOR HELSINKI NEW YEARS EVE,……

    01/07/2016 2:54:28 PM PST · 7 of 17
    Dark Wing to Thud

    It appears that Muslim social media in Europe was organizing these New Years rape gangs.

  • Donald Trump Leads Ted Cruz in Florida 32-21%

    01/07/2016 2:50:01 PM PST · 35 of 37
    Dark Wing to Thud

    Thud,

    Low income black males see “40-acres and a mule” if Trump builds his wall and deports illegal immigrant workers.

    That is almost a direct quote from my wife.

  • Scientists have found a new strain of bacteria that is resistant to all antibiotics

    12/13/2015 8:05:17 AM PST · 52 of 52
    Dark Wing to Thud

    So it begins.

  • Multiple Victims Reported in San Bernardino Shooting (Another Mass Shooting)

    12/02/2015 7:07:35 PM PST · 2,568 of 2,865
    Dark Wing to The Toll

    >>I shoot AK74 daily. I have no difficulty
    >>obtaining the rifles or rounds.

    When did they get into the States?

    They were on the Clinton era assault weapon import ban list, last I saw.

  • Multiple Victims Reported in San Bernardino Shooting (Another Mass Shooting)

    12/02/2015 6:31:49 PM PST · 2,498 of 2,865
    Dark Wing to Thud; Smokin' Joe

    It also appears that the perps used AK-74’s, per this UK Daily Mail via TCTH —

    :They showed this in a Reuters photo in the Daily Mail:

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/12/02/22/2F00744800000578-3343309-A_spent_cartrdige_lies_on_the_ground_as_police_officers_secure_t-a-7_1449095070289.jpg

    A quick comparison of typical rounds suggests it’s actually an AK-74 round (smaller round than the more common AK-47). In fact, I’ve never fired one, and only seen them in the Middle East and in a serious gun collection. Never seen a 5.45 x 39mm round up close, and I’ve been around the block a bit. They could be finding a niche with an American criminal element, but I suspect foreign terrorists based purely on their choice of weapon.

    I put together a pictorial spread showing why I think this, but I can’t upload it. Here’s my source material:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5.45%C3%9739mm#History

    I think that this shows it was the AK-74 round; clearly not a M16 or AR-15 in any of the variants: a longer cartridge than this one. The AK-47 round isn’t as tapered, and it’s the same length as the AK-74.”

    The AK-74 has not been imported for the American civilian market, nor is there a civilian firm making a copy.

    That is a “flaming datum” for foreign terrorism.

  • Multiple Victims Reported in San Bernardino Shooting (Another Mass Shooting)

    12/02/2015 4:34:32 PM PST · 1,973 of 2,865
    Dark Wing to eyedigress

    >>Those bastards picked a bad day for dealing Meth.

    ROTFLMAO!

  • Multiple Victims Reported in San Bernardino Shooting (Another Mass Shooting)

    12/02/2015 4:27:11 PM PST · 1,921 of 2,865
    Dark Wing to builder

    >>Otherwise known as just another day in San Bernardino.

    I suspect that 14 dead bodies in one day from a mass shooting is very outside normal, even for San Bernardino.

    If we were talking Chicago, that would be different

  • Multiple Victims Reported in San Bernardino Shooting (Another Mass Shooting)

    12/02/2015 4:22:15 PM PST · 1,895 of 2,865
    Dark Wing to lodi90; Thud

    >>Pipe bombs require planning and do not
    >>suggest crime of passion.

    Astute observation!

  • Multiple Victims Reported in San Bernardino Shooting (Another Mass Shooting)

    12/02/2015 2:52:48 PM PST · 1,324 of 2,865
    Dark Wing to Thud; Smokin' Joe

    Paraphrased B.O.L.O. from the San Bernardino Sheriff —

    “3 active shooters including 30 year old Farooq Saeed are at large after killing at least 12 possibly more and leaving a suspicious package behind possibly a bomb.
    Do not approach them they have body armor and are heavily armed and were last seen leaving the scene at Waterman Avenue & Orange Show Road in a black S.U.V.”

    Reports since then say that the Black SUV was found and later a mini-van with weapons turned up at a local golf course.

    The shooters are gone into the SoCal ‘urban underbrush.’

    We are now looking at a multi-day post Boston Marathon like terrorist manhunt.

    Google map show 6 islamic centers and mosque in a 10 mile radius (could be more). one islamic center just 2 miles away, another less then 3 miles away

    That is a big enough local population of Muslims to support a small cell of ISIS wanna be’s whose surveillance was botched by lax Democratic Party driven ruled of surveillance/engagement on the FBI and local California LEO.

  • Multiple Victims Reported in San Bernardino Shooting (Another Mass Shooting)

    12/02/2015 2:51:38 PM PST · 1,319 of 2,865
    Dark Wing to Thud; Smokin' Joe

    The assault seems to have started with a fire alarm being pulled.

    The level of planning these three shooters exhibited after that is the scary part.

    1. Most government agencies and all hospitals have a fire evacuation plan that places people concentrated out of doors at a rally point so supervisors can count heads. This implies knowledge of local government response plans

    2. The shooters had a strict time line they were working too, since 3-to-5 minutes strains any LEO especially responding to a mob scene that a fire alarm plus shooting would cause.

    3. The shooters had a good escape plan and switched vehicles immediately after clearing the shooting location. They left in a Black Yukon SUV, which they abandoned shortly afterwards in another parking lot and then got away Scott free. It will take the police time to go through local anti-crime video to ascertain what they left in.

    4. The clean escape means wide spread security reactions terrifying the public for days.

    NB: Southern California is now a scene for a terrorist war zone, like Boston was after the Marathon bombing,

    This spells ISIS, (not ISIL).

    I think we are not going to hear these people getting caught for days, unless they strike elsewhere first.

  • Authorities responding to reports of mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif: NBC Los Angeles

    12/02/2015 2:48:38 PM PST · 340 of 411
    Dark Wing to Thud; Smokin' Joe

    Paraphrased B.O.L.O. from the San Bernardino Sheriff —

    “3 active shooters including 30 year old Farooq Saeed are at large after killing at least 12 possibly more and leaving a suspicious package behind possibly a bomb.
    Do not approach them they have body armor and are heavily armed and were last seen leaving the scene at Waterman Avenue & Orange Show Road in a black S.U.V.”

    Reports since then say that the Black SUV was found and later a mini-van with weapons turned up at a local golf course.

    The shooters are gone into the SoCal ‘urban underbrush.’

    We are now looking at a multi-day post Boston Marathon like terrorist manhunt.

    Google map show 6 islamic centers and mosque in a 10 mile radius (could be more). one islamic center just 2 miles away, another less then 3 miles away

    That is a big enough local population of Muslims to support a small cell of ISIS wanna be’s whose surveillance was botched by lax Democratic Party driven ruled of surveillance/engagement on the FBI and local California LEO.

  • Authorities responding to reports of mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif: NBC Los Angeles

    12/02/2015 2:45:04 PM PST · 337 of 411
    Dark Wing to ColdOne

    It was from CNN LEO expert talking heads.

  • Authorities responding to reports of mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif: NBC Los Angeles

    12/02/2015 2:28:42 PM PST · 330 of 411
    Dark Wing to Thud; Smokin' Joe

    The assault seems to have started with a fire alarm being pulled.

    The level of planning these three shooters exhibited after that is the scary part.

    1. Most government agencies and all hospitals have a fire evacuation plan that places people concentrated out of doors at a rally point so supervisors can count heads. This implies knowledge of local government response plans

    2. The shooters had a strict time line they were working too, since 3-to-5 minutes strains any LEO especially responding to a mob scene that a fire alarm plus shooting would cause.

    3. The shooters had a good escape plan and switched vehicles immediately after clearing the shooting location. They left in a Black Yukon SUV, which they abandoned shortly afterwards in another parking lot and then got away Scott free. It will take the police time to go through local anti-crime video to ascertain what they left in.

    4. The clean escape means wide spread security reactions terrifying the public for days.

    NB: Southern California is now a scene for a terrorist war zone, like Boston was after the Marathon bombing,

    This spells ISIS, (not ISIL).

    I think we are not going to hear these people getting caught for days, unless they strike elsewhere first.

  • Explosion, shootout reported in Paris (Just Breaking)

    11/13/2015 3:00:22 PM PST · 793 of 1,945
    Dark Wing to dfwgator

    David Brooks’ column in the New York Times fits some of the people posting about Beslan in this thread:

    “Dissertations will be written about the euphemisms the media used to describe these murderers. They were called “separatists” and “hostage-takers.” Three years after Sept. 11, many are still apparently unable to talk about this evil. They still try to rationalize terror. What drives the terrorists to do this? What are they trying to achieve?

    They’re still victims of the delusion that Paul Berman diagnosed after Sept. 11: “It was the belief that, in the modern world, even the enemies of reason cannot be the enemies of reason. Even the unreasonable must be, in some fashion, reasonable.”

    This death cult has no reason and is beyond negotiation. This is what makes it so frightening. This is what causes so many to engage in a sort of mental diversion. They don’t want to confront this horror. So they rush off in search of more comprehensible things to hate.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/07/opinion/07brooks.html

  • Ebola Surveillance Thread

    11/05/2015 7:35:11 AM PST · 5,019 of 5,026
    Dark Wing to exDemMom; Smokin' Joe; Thud; PA Engineer; Tilted Irish Kilt; Alamo-Girl

    exDemMom,

    One of the first rules of science of is to admit what we don’t know

    We have never had this many Ebola infected and Ebola survivors before to characterize one in one hundred, one in 1,000 and one in 10,000 infection and survivor case histories.

    According to mid-Sept 2015 WHO data, the totals in the outbreak region are at 28,295 confirmed, probable, or suspected cases and 11,295 deaths.

    Healthcare worker infections as of that date were at 881 infections, 513 of them fatal.

    That is in the neighborhood of ~30,000 infections (given the reality of sub-clinical infection) and 15,000 plus survivors.

  • Ebola Surveillance Thread

    11/03/2015 9:56:36 AM PST · 5,009 of 5,026
    Dark Wing to Smokin' Joe; Thud; PA Engineer; Tilted Irish Kilt; Alamo-Girl

    This is scary.

    A new born has Ebola, both parents test healthy.

    No one knows why.


    Guinea: Newborn tests positive for Ebola despite healthy parents

    http://en.starafrica.com/news/guinea-newborn-tests-positive-for-ebola-despite-healthy-parents.html

    November 1, 2015

    A baby born to “healthy parents” has tested positive for the Ebola virus in the town of Forecariah in Guinea near the border with Sierra Leone, Fodé Tass Sylla, the communication officer of the national response coordination against the epidemic confirmed on Sunday. In a local radio interview, Mr. Sylla described the newborn’s infection as an unusual case in the spread of the devastating disease.

    The communication officer announced that Guinean Prime Minister, Mohamed Said Fofana and his government have been informed about the new case involving a baby, whose parents were not diagnosed with Ebola following tests in specialized laboratories.

    To date, only four confirmed cases are reported in Guinea with another three suspected ones, he said.

  • Ebola Surveillance Thread

    10/26/2015 11:38:42 AM PDT · 5,008 of 5,026
    Dark Wing to PA Engineer; Thud

    Wonderful...NOT!

  • Ebola Surveillance Thread

    10/20/2015 1:04:13 PM PDT · 5,003 of 5,026
    Dark Wing to Smokin' Joe; Thud; PA Engineer; Tilted Irish Kilt; Alamo-Girl

    Ebola is now a proven STD.

    And it can survive in it’s surviving hosts at least 10 months.

    That makes it “endemic to West Africa” in my book.

    It also means it is only a matter of time before Ebola returns to the USA via a sexual transmission case from an Ebola survivor who immigrates to the USA.


    UN: 2 new Ebola cases in Guinea show virus still spreading
    http://kdwn.com/2015/10/18/un-2-new-ebola-cases-in-guinea-show-virus-still-spreading/
    Oct 18

    The World Health Organization says there were two new cases of Ebola in Guinea this week, ending two consecutive weeks in West Africa when no cases of the devastating disease were reported.

    The two new patients were not previously identified contacts being tracked by health authorities, suggesting that officials are still unable to monitor everyone exposed to Ebola. WHO spokeswoman Dr. Margaret Harris said Friday the U.N. health agency had expected to see more cases despite the recent lull in the epidemic. She added the cases were in areas where scientists knew Ebola was spreading.

    In an update this week, WHO said there was a “near-term risk of further cases among both registered and untraced contacts.”

    To date, Ebola has killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa.

  • Ebola Surveillance Thread

    10/15/2015 9:58:40 AM PDT · 5,001 of 5,026
    Dark Wing to Smokin' Joe; Thud; PA Engineer; Tilted Irish Kilt; Alamo-Girl

    Smokin’ Joe,

    The problem here is that what is happening with Ebola is not new for viral diseases.

    Given the number of survivors in East Africa and the reality of “Persistent Viral Infections”, Ebola is now endemic to East Africa, period. Dot.

    See:

    Chapter 46 Persistent Viral Infections
    Istvan Boldogh, Thomas Albrecht, and David D. Porter.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK8538/

    “General Concepts

    Definition

    Persistent infections are characterized as those in which the virus is not cleared but remains in specific cells of infected individuals. Persistent infections may involve stages of both silent and productive infection without rapidly killing or even producing excessive damage of the host cells. There are three types of overlapping persistent virus-host interaction that may be defined as latent, chronic and slow infection.

    Pathogenesis

    The mechanisms by which persistent infections are maintained involve both modulation of virus and cellular gene expression and modification of the host immune response. Reactivation of a latent infection may be triggered by various stimuli, including changes in cell physiology, superinfection by another virus, and physical stress or trauma. Host immunosuppression is often associated with reactivation of a number of persistent virus infections.

    Persistent Infections by Organ System

    Some viruses can establish persistent infection at the same time in different cell types of one or more tissues or organs. For example, the primary site for latency of cytomegalovirus is thought to be peripheral blood monocytes, but the virus may induce disease and can be detected in cells of several organs (e.g., kidney, lung, and those of the digestive or central nervous system). Table-1 categorizes selected human viruses by organ systems in which the virus is believed to be primarily persistent.

    In Vitro Models of Persistence

    Three kinds of persistent infection can be maintained in cell cultures: chronic focal, chronic diffuse, and latent. These infections may model key aspects of persistent infections in vivo.

    Control

    No measures to eradicate persistent viruses have been developed. Vaccination, interferon and antiviral drugs can reduce the frequency of clinical recurrence and ameliorate clinical symptom, yet the virus continues to remain associated with the host.

    Go to:

    Introduction

    Medical science has begun to control a number of acute virus infections, many by drug treatment and/or immunization, but persistent virus infections are largely uncontrolled. Diseases caused by persistent virus infections include acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), AIDS-related complexes, chronic hepatitis, subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (chronic measles encephalitis), chronic papovavirus encephalitis (progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy), spongioform encephalopathies (caused by prions), several herpesvirus-induced diseases, and some neoplasias. The pathogenic mechanisms by which these viruses cause disease include disorders of biochemical, cellular, immune, and physiologic processes. Ongoing studies are rapidly advancing our understanding of many persistent infections. Viruses have evolved a wide variety of strategies by which they maintain long-term infection of populations (see Ch. 48), individuals, and tissue cultures. This chapter primarily describes persistent infections in vivo and focuses on viruses that persist in humans.”

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  • Ebola Surveillance Thread

    10/15/2015 7:37:37 AM PDT · 4,998 of 5,026
    Dark Wing to Smokin' Joe; Thud; PA Engineer; Tilted Irish Kilt; Alamo-Girl

    Ebola is turning out to be one seriously strange disease.

    Relapses and new sexually transmitted Ebola hemorrhagic fever infections are now occurring involving survivors of the initial Ebola infections

    And in the case of one Scottish nurse, Ebola was affecting _her spine_ and central nervous system —

    “This isn’t a recurrence of Ebola hemorrhagic fever; this is clearly a meningitis-like syndrome, a neurological syndrome, which is a result of the lingering of Ebola virus,” said Stuart T. Nichol, chief of the viral special pathogens branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. He stressed that the complication appeared to be extremely rare.

    Link below —

    Scottish Nurse Who Had Ebola Is Back in Hospital and Critically Ill

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/15/world/europe/scottish-nurse-who-had-ebola-is-back-in-hospital-and-critically-ill.html
    SHERI FINK OCT. 14, 2015

  • Ebola Surveillance Thread

    09/21/2015 2:23:35 PM PDT · 4,992 of 5,026
    Dark Wing to Smokin' Joe; Thud; PA Engineer; Tilted Irish Kilt; Alamo-Girl

    The key point below is that the person who was tagged as the Ebola spreader was 90-days past leaving the Ebola Health Unit when he transmitted the virus to a 16-year old girl.

    See quote -

    “We are baffled by that possibility because the survivor in question was discharged in March, way beyond the 90-day period within which sexual transmission is said to be possible,” Conteh said.

    And link/text below -


    Hundreds Quarantined as Ebola Returns to Sierra Leone District

    http://www.voanews.com/content/hundreds-quarantined-as-ebola-returns-to-north-sierra-leone-district/2963196.html
    September 14, 2015

    Health authorities quarantined hundreds of people in northern Sierra Leone on Monday after a 16-year-old girl died of Ebola in an apparent case of sexual transmission, the first confirmed death from the virus in the district for nearly six months.

    Sierra Leone celebrated last month when it discharged the last remaining Ebola patient from its treatment centers. But since then a new spate of cases has erupted, leaving two dead and five people in treatment.

    The worst outbreak of Ebola on record has killed more than 11,000 people in Sierra Leone, Guinea and neighboring Liberia since it began in December 2013.

    Liberia was declared Ebola-free this month but growing evidence that the virus may survive longer than previously thought in sperm has raised fears of fresh outbreaks.

    The teenage girl, Kadiatu Thullah, died on Sunday at the International Medical Corps Ebola treatment unit, authorities said.

    Emmanuel Conteh, head of the Ebola Response Centre for the district of Bombali in northern Sierra Leone, said that some 690 people in the village of Robuya where Kadiatu lived would be isolated for three weeks.

    “Seven of her primary contacts have been taken to the Ebola treatment unit,” he told Reuters. Three patients who came into contact with the girl at another health facility have also been taken to the treatment unit.

    Conteh said health workers were investigating how the teenager got infected, since she had not traveled outside the village in years. Initial suspicions are that she had sex with an Ebola survivor.

    “We are baffled by that possibility because the survivor in question was discharged in March, way beyond the 90-day period within which sexual transmission is said to be possible,” Conteh said.

    The head of Sierra Leone’s Ebola response, Pallo Conteh, has warned of a possible new surge of the virus after a woman died in the nearby Kambia district, on the border with Guinea. Nearly 1,000 people are into their second week of quarantine there, but a “high risk” contact remains on the loose, Conteh said.

  • Sex and masturbation may hamper Ebola eradication efforts

    09/09/2015 2:14:06 PM PDT · 17 of 19
    Dark Wing to Smokin' Joe; Thud

    What a headline!

  • Ebola Surveillance Thread

    09/08/2015 10:19:17 AM PDT · 4,988 of 5,026
    Dark Wing to Smokin' Joe; Thud; PA Engineer; Tilted Irish Kilt; Alamo-Girl

    Ebola — Not done with Sierra Leone yet

    See:


    Another Ebola case in quarantined Sierra Leone village

    http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/Another-Ebola-case-in-quarantined-Sierra-Leone-village-20150907
    2015-09-07

    Another woman has tested positive for Ebola in a village in northern Sierra Leone already under quarantine after the death of a 67-year-old woman a week ago, President Ernest Bai Koroma said on Sunday.

    Koroma said the new case, confirmed on Saturday, had been in contact with the woman who died on August 28 in the village of Sellu Kafta in Kambia district.

    “The incident is a reminder that Ebola is still here so we must continue to adhere to the precautionary measures made by the health authorities,” he urged.

    “As a government we have (recently) extended the state of public health emergency to deal with such occurrences.

    “The fact that we still have new cases (emerging) means that we need the regulation and we will continue to use it” to halt the transmission chain, the president stressed.

    Three-week quarantine

    The latest death had brought to an abrupt end the optimism fuelled by the release of what had been Sierra Leone’s last known Ebola patient from hospital in the central city of Makeni in late August.

    District health officials in Kambia told AFP the new Ebola patient was the “niece” of the woman who died in Sellu Kafta.

    The village of almost 1 000 people was put under a three-week quarantine lockdown after officials announced on Tuesday that the woman, a food trader, had died after being sick for up to 10 days without the authorities’ knowledge.

    Reports from Kambia said “residents are in sombre mood and trying to relieve themselves from the shock of the first Ebola death about a week ago,” said 46 year-old cashew-nut farmer Morlai Koroma.

    Health officials also said the experimental “Guinea ring vaccine” that has been administered by a World Health Organisation team in the village since Friday was “progressing very well”.

    The west African outbreak of Ebola has killed some 11 300 people since first emerging in December 2013 in Guinea, with Liberia the hardest hit.
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  • Ebola Surveillance Thread

    08/18/2015 10:49:22 AM PDT · 4,986 of 5,026
    Dark Wing to Smokin' Joe; Thud; PA Engineer; Tilted Irish Kilt; Alamo-Girl

    In the Ebola good news department, there is now an effective Ebola vaccine.

    The single dose VSV-EBOV vaccine is not being given to “at risk” populations in Africa — I take that to mean medical personnel and family members of the infection.


    http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/31/health/guinea-ebola-vaccine/index.html

    “A newly developed vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus is “highly effective” and could help prevent its spread in the current and future outbreaks, the World Health Organization said Friday.

    Trials of the single-dose VSV-EBOV vaccine began in March in Guinea — one of three West African nations at the center of the recent outbreak — and have shown such promise that this week it was decided to extend immediate vaccination to “all people at risk” after close contact with an infected person, a WHO statement said.

    “This is an extremely promising development,” said Dr. Margaret Chan, the body’s director-general.”

  • Ebola Surveillance Thread

    08/18/2015 10:44:32 AM PDT · 4,985 of 5,026
    Dark Wing to Smokin' Joe; Thud; PA Engineer; Tilted Irish Kilt; Alamo-Girl

    Ebla has long term crippling effects for about 25% of survivors and some of these survivors have reservoirs of Ebola in their eyes and semen.


    Thousands of Ebola survivors face severe pain, possible blindness
    http://news.yahoo.com/thousands-ebola-survivors-face-severe-pain-possible-blindness-085148730.html
    Kate Kelland August 8, 2015

    Thousands of West Africans who were infected with the Ebola virus but survived it are suffering chronic conditions such as serious joint pain and eye inflammation that can lead to blindness, global health experts said on Friday.

    Ebola survivors who fought off the most severe bouts of infection are the most likely to suffer ongoing medical problems, World Health Organization experts said, and their health is becoming “an emergency within an emergency”.

    “The world has never seen such a large number of survivors from an Ebola outbreak,” said Anders Nordstrom, a WHO representative in Sierra Leone who took part in a five-day conference this week about Ebola survivors.

    “We have 13,000 survivors in the three countries (Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone). This is new - both from a medical and from a societal point of view,” he told reporters on a telebriefing.

    Daniel Bausch of the WHO’s clinical care team on Ebola survivors said about half of all those who fought off the virus now report joint pain, with some suffering such severe effects that they can’t work.

    Eye problems including inflammation, impaired vision and - in severe but rare cases - blindness, have been reported by about 25 percent of survivors, Bausch said.

    Less measurable but equally serious long-term problems, such as increasing rates of depression, post traumatic stress disorder and social exclusion, are also affecting survivors.

    Since West Africa’s devastating Ebola epidemic was by far the largest ever seen - infecting more than 27,000 people and killing almost 11,300 of them - scientists are not able to say whether survivors’ chronic health problems are unusual.

    The Ebola virus is thought to be able to survive no more than 21 days in most body fluids, such as blood and vomit, which are the primary means of transmission.

    But it is also known to be able to lurk in semen and in the soft tissues of the eye for up to several months after recovery.

    Scientists believe the vision impairments reported by survivors of the current outbreak are probably linked to the virus persisting in the eyes.

    Bausch said sight problems, joint pain and headaches have been reported in a few survivors of previous outbreaks since the disease was first detected in 1976. But past epidemics were much smaller, meaning survivor numbers were too small to study or draw any meaningful scientific conclusions.

    Specialists say, however, that it is not surprising that a virus as dangerous as Ebola could have long-term impacts, and the unprecedented outbreak in West Africa offers a unique opportunity to learn more about how to help survivors.