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  • Glasgow Healthcare Worker Diagnosed With Ebola

    12/29/2014 1:32:21 PM PST · by RightGeek · 37 replies
    Sky News ^ | 12/29/2014 | None creditied
    A female healthcare worker who returned to Glasgow from Sierra Leone last night has been confirmed as having Ebola. The woman, possibly a nurse, returned to Scotland via Casablanca and London Heathrow, arriving into Glasgow Airport on a British Airways flight at around 11.30pm. The patient was admitted to hospital early this morning after feeling unwell and was placed into isolation at 7.50am. She is in a stable condition. She has been isolated and is receiving treatment in the specialist Brownlee Unit for Infectious Diseases on the Gartnavel Hospital campus, but will be taken to the Royal Free Hospital in...
  • The silent crash in commodities—a warning sign

    12/09/2014 2:07:10 PM PST · by RightGeek · 35 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/9/2014 | Ron Insana
    If the commodity markets were followed as widely as the stock market, the financial world would be buzzing with the news of a crash that has taken place in the value of "stuff." While the plunging prices of oil, natural gas and gasoline are making headlines every day, thanks to the benefits accruing to consumers of energy products, the message of the commodity markets, in many ways, is hardly a reassuring one when it comes to the outlook for global economic growth. Basic materials prices for the likes of copper, nickel, iron ore, and other industrial commodities, have collapsed, both...
  • Students slam Michelle O with photos of skimpy school lunches

    12/05/2014 10:01:14 AM PST · by RightGeek · 34 replies
    EAGnews ^ | 12/5/2014 | Kyle Olson
    GREENE, Iowa – While school districts can be blamed for the pitiful preparation of meals, the skimpy portions are due solely to the federal regulations championed by First Lady Michelle Obama. Many students are continuing to turn to Twitter to expose their disgusting school lunches, with many of them using the #ThanksMichelleObama hashtag. One student’s meal consisted of a half-scoop of apple sauce, a quarter of an orange, a carton of low-fat milk and … dog’s vomit?Mady Bixby, the student who posted the photo, tells EAGnews this lunch was served at North Butler High School in Greene, Iowa. Others were...
  • US drugs now flowing INTO Mexico: Cartels are smuggling high-grade medicinal marijuana

    12/04/2014 3:33:53 PM PST · by RightGeek · 15 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12/4/2014 | Khaleda Rahman
    Mexican drug cartels are now smuggling higher grade and more expensive marijuana grown in the US south of the border. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, the alleged smuggling involves marijuana grown by American entrepreneurs in states that allow marijuana for medicinal or recreational use, most recently Oregon and Alaska. DEA spokesman Lawrence Payne said the agency learned of the trafficking from intelligence operations - but said the scale of the operation is not known.[snip]Earlier this week, NPR reported that domestic sales of marijuana are undercutting the operations of Mexican cartels - and as a result, the Sinaloa Cartel is...
  • Amnesty shocker! The secret behind Obama's 'order' (There were no executive orders)

    12/04/2014 1:11:29 PM PST · by RightGeek · 45 replies
    WND ^ | 12/3/2014 | Jerome Corsi
    Did President Obama just set up Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to be a candidate for impeachment [snip]? The inquiry begins with the question: Where are the executive orders Obama supposedly signed to permit up to 5 million parents of young illegal aliens to remain in the United States for three years?[Snip] The White House appears to have engaged in administrative sleight of hand, changing U.S. immigration law not by executive order but by a memorandum “exercising prosecutorial discretion” Johnson signed the day of Obama’s Nov. 20 nationwide address that so far has not been filed in the...
  • Celebrities Are Protesting Ferguson Grand Jury Decision With ‘Blackout Black Friday’

    11/27/2014 10:33:20 PM PST · by RightGeek · 84 replies
    Time ^ | 11/27/2014 | Megan Gibson
    A social media campaign calling for a boycott on spending this Black Friday has caught the attention of celebrities. In an effort to protest the Missouri grand jury’s decision on Monday not to indict officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in August, US celebrities have taken to social media to use the hashtags #NotOneDime, #BlackoutFriday and #BlackoutBlackFriday to advocate for a retail boycott. They include actors Michael B. Jordan and Jesse Williams, Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler, actress Kat Graham, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and journalist Soledad O’Brien . The hashtags are meant to encourage people...
  • WTF ATF:The ATF's Fake Retail Stores,Bad Behavior.And Why It Only Came Out Because They Failed To...

    11/27/2014 4:02:04 PM PST · by RightGeek · 17 replies
    Techdirt ^ | 11/26/2014 | Mike Masnick
    This past week, on This American Life, the first 20 minutes or so are the incredible story of just how screwed up the ATF continues to be (the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms). Much of this has been reported on over the past year and a half by reporters in Milwaukee (and investigated by Congress), but it's absolutely worth listening to the details -- which you can do over on the This American Life page (I'd post the embed here, but unfortunately This American Life does not yet appear to support HTTPS, so we can't). The story is all...
  • Bahamas fends off critics over new migrant rules (illegal aliens)

    11/27/2014 10:20:27 AM PST · by RightGeek · 12 replies
    Fresno Bee/AP ^ | 11/27/2014 | Ava Turnquest, Ben Fox
    NASSAU, Bahamas — On the first day new immigration rules took effect this month in the Bahamas, officers in green fatigues swept through poor sections of the capital filling two yellow school buses with dozens of people who couldn't document their right to be in the island chain. The government, amid fierce criticism of the raid, later insisted the timing of the operation was coincidence. Still, the message of the surprise morning raid, in which the officers were accompanied by local media, couldn't be clearer: The Bahamas aims to become less hospitable to its swelling population of migrants lacking legal...
  • Leaked school letter ignites junk food row (W. Australia - don't tell Moochelle)

    11/23/2014 11:39:01 AM PST · by RightGeek · 18 replies
    The West Australian (via Yahoo) ^ | 11/20/2014 | Natalie Brown
    In a letter addressed to parents which was leaked to the media today, it was suggested children would have junk food, including lollies, chocolates and potato chips, confiscated if they were brought to school. “These foods will not be returned to the student until the end of the school day. If your child has chosen to make inappropriate food choices for their lunch they will not be provided with an alternative,” the letter read. The letter was followed by claims made to 6PR radio that students had already been told their bags could be searched for junk food. But, acting...
  • Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O'Donnell brawl backstage at 'The View,' leave Rosie Perez in tears: sources

    11/23/2014 9:38:43 AM PST · by RightGeek · 51 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/21/2014 | Don Kaplan
    They might as well change its name from “The View” to “The Feud.” A shrill, backstage brawl at “The View” Wednesday left co-host Rosie Perez in tears while panelists Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell battled over how to cover the latest allegations against Bill Cosby and the racially charged upheaval in Ferguson, Mo., sources said. O’Donnell believed the show — now overseen by ABC News — needed to delve deeper into both controversial subjects, while Goldberg wanted to steer clear of the topics altogether.
  • Focus on Obama amnesty should be on the work permits, not the deportations

    11/20/2014 6:52:00 PM PST · by RightGeek · 14 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | 11/20/2014 | Roy Beck
    Pres. Obama's and the mainstream media's focus on "relief from deportation" is a distraction from the real issue which is the work permits that the President's executive immigration action would provide in the millions. It is the giving out of work permits that most strongly challenges the Constitution. And it is the work permits that deliver the most harm to U.S. citizens and legal immigrants already here. It is one thing to claim prosecutorial discretion in deciding not to deport somebody for breaking the law. It is quite another to actively reward that law-breaking foreign citizen with cards giving legal...
  • Today's Truesbury: Behind the scenes with the Truth Team (MSM Gruber Satire)

    11/19/2014 3:09:48 PM PST · by RightGeek · 3 replies
    Right-Wing Riot ^ | 11/18/2014 | Prince of Whitebread
    The Mainstream Media Truth Team is on the Gruber story:
  • Tony Abbott snubs Barack Obama’s climate fund demand (Australia)

    11/16/2014 7:06:14 PM PST · by RightGeek · 13 replies
    Daily Telegraph (AUS) ^ | 11/17/2014 | Simon Benson, Daniel Meers
    TONY Abbott has foiled Barack Obama’s attempt to hijack the G20 with climate change, refusing to put a cent into the US President’s push for a $10 billion global green climate fund. And as chair of the G20, he succeeded in ensuring global economic growth and job creation was at the top of the final declaration yesterday, delivering a blow to Mr Obama’s attempts to elevate climate change to a first order issue .... ... Mr Abbott refused to allow the final communiqué to include a binding requirement that all G20 nations commit to the Green Climate Fund announced by...
  • HHS Chief: Obamacare should be available to DREAMers

    11/14/2014 8:16:22 PM PST · by RightGeek · 22 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 11/12/2014 | Ashley Dobson
    The Obamacare and immigration debates collided Tuesday as Health and Human Services chief Sylvia Burwell called for extending Obamacare benefits to DREAM-eligible illegal immigrants. Burwell was speaking on a public Google hangout with prominent Latina bloggers to promote Saturday’s opening of the Obamacare enrollment period when she shifted to her thoughts on immigration reform. “DREAMers are not able to be covered in the marketplace. And this is an issue that I think is more than a health care issue — it is an immigration issue,” Burwell said in response to a question about whether families with mixed immigration statuses...
  • Student photos of skimpy Michelle O lunches raise ire of parents

    11/11/2014 2:58:30 PM PST · by RightGeek · 152 replies
    EAGnews ^ | 11/10/2014 | Kyle Olson
    HASKELL, Okla. – A chicken patty, small scoop of mashed potatoes and carton of milk aren’t enough to sustain a high school boy. But under the school lunch regulations championed by First Lady Michelle Obama, that’s what Haskell High School served recently. Haskell High School senior Darrel Bunch took a photo of one of his recent skimpy school lunches and sent it to Fox 23. “It’s mostly the portions,” Bunch says. “Last year we started getting less food.” “Last year, my boys started calling me, ‘Can you please bring me something to eat?’ ‘We’re still hungry,’ or, ‘This is gross,”...
  • Report: Obama Administration Pressured News Outlets to Not Report Suspected Ebola Cases

    11/06/2014 7:56:28 AM PST · by RightGeek · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/6/2014 | Jim Hoft
    Ebola be Gone! At the urging of the Obama Administration, the Associated Press and other news outlets have agreed not to report on suspected cases of Ebola in the United States until a positive viral RNA test is completed. The administration and liberal activists were upset with coverage in the run-up to the midterm elections. [whining tweet from The New Yorker] Who said political hack Ron Klain was not a good pick for Ebola czar? In case you haven’t noticed… Media outlets are no longer reporting on suspected Ebola cases at the urging of the Obama administration. Downtrend reported: There...
  • Clay Aiken's Congressional Bid to Be Esquire Docuseries (Reality TV show)

    11/05/2014 7:36:38 AM PST · by RightGeek · 14 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11/5/2014 | Lesley Goldberg
    Esquire Network will go behind the scenes of Clay Aiken's failed congressional bid with a new docuseries. The NBCUniversal-owned cable network announced late Tuesday — following Aiken's defeat in North Carolina — that camera crews have been documenting the American Idol alum's bid for a seat in the House. ... "We were granted incredible access during the making of this documentary, and in turn were able to capture the internal workings of an American campaign — the good, the bad and the ugly," Simon Chinn said. Added Jonathan Chinn: "We’re thrilled to be partnering with Esquire Network, who are tackling...
  • Marijuana legalization on track for easy passage in D.C.

    11/04/2014 8:35:28 PM PST · by RightGeek · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/4/2014 | Andrea Noble
    Marijuana legalization appeared on its way to passing easily at the polls in the District on Tuesday, putting the city at the vanguard of a nationwide movement that also saw Oregon and Alaska consider pro-pot initiatives on Election Day. Many D.C. voters who took to the polls Tuesday framed their support of the initiative in terms of social justice, saying they favored legalization because it would bring an end to arrests and discrimination against marijuana users, specifically young black men.
  • Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott Wins Re-Election As Crist Will Reportedly Call For Recount

    11/04/2014 8:21:12 PM PST · by RightGeek · 33 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | 11/4/2014 | CBS staff
    The Associated Press declared Scott the winner Tuesday night with nearly all precincts reporting. He held nearly 49 percent of the vote to Crist’s nearly 47 percent. WTSP-TV reports that Crist will not be giving a concession speech and will be calling for a recount.
  • Walker Wins Wisconsin (ABC News on Twitter)

    11/04/2014 7:28:51 PM PST · by RightGeek · 12 replies
    ABC News projects Scott Walker the winner in Wisconsin
  • Ex-Charlotte mayor, a convicted felon, votes in violation of bond

    11/04/2014 5:27:54 PM PST · by RightGeek · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | Jake Miller
    Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was stripped of his right to vote in October when he was sentenced to 44 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to felony corruption charges. But just over two weeks later, Cannon cast a ballot in North Carolina's midterm elections. And the vote, a violation of Cannon's bond, has again landed the former mayor in hot water. "Let's cut to the chase: He shouldn't have done that, and we're going to talk to him tomorrow," Greg Forrest, chief of the U.S. Probation Office in Charlotte, told the Charlotte Observer on Tuesday. Forrest said he...
  • Congressman warns of 'civil war' among Democrats unless Obama acts on immigration

    11/04/2014 9:46:02 AM PST · by RightGeek · 35 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 11/3/2014 | Paul Lewis
    A Democratic congressman who has led the drive for immigration reform said Monday that Latino voters could punish the party’s candidates in the midterm elections and warned of a “civil war” among Democrats unless Barack Obama uses his executive authority to suspend deportations of undocumented migrants. Speaking on the campaign trail in Colorado on the eve of the elections, Representative Luis Gutiérrez, a key figure in the push for immigration reform on Capitol Hill, said the president’s decision to delay action on immigration has sapped enthusiasm among Hispanic voters. Gutiérrez, who represents Illinois’ 4th congressional district, said he believed the...
  • Suspect in Raleigh fatal hit-and-run deported in 2011

    11/03/2014 2:56:44 PM PST · by RightGeek · 15 replies
    WRAL ^ | 11/3/2014 | Uncredited
    Raleigh, N.C. — The man charged in the hit-and-run deaths of two Wake Technical Community College students on Friday night has a history of driving while impaired and was deported in 2011 from the United States, according to prosecutors. At a first court appearance Monday afternoon, a judge raised the bond for Mateo Guzman-Palacios, 32, to $510,000. He faces two counts of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, driving with a suspended license, failing to stop at a red light and two counts of felony hit-and-run. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security also issued a detainer for Guzman-Palacios to notify local...
  • Wanted - experienced oil plant manager, pay £140,000 p.a....send CV to ISIS

    11/02/2014 10:36:18 AM PST · by RightGeek · 26 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11/1/2014 | Jack Crone
    Meet your new bosses: ISIS is looking to recruit a skilled manager to run its faltering illegal oil businessISIS is on the lookout for a skilled professional to manage its failing oil refineries and has been using black-market agents to advertise the £140,000-a-year post. The terror group is said to have captured at least 11 oil fields in Iraq and Syria during its offensive campaign and was thought to be making around £2million-a-day from sales in June. But a string of fatal accidents and a lack of ideological commitment from trained engineers has seen its profits slump by more than...
  • Risking a Life for TV Ratings: Wallenda’s Stunt for Discovery Channel Points to Audience Troubles

    11/02/2014 8:44:20 AM PST · by RightGeek · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/31/2014 | Emily Steel
    For live television, luring viewers has truly become a matter of life and death. As the sun sets over the Chicago skyline on Sunday, the daredevil Nik Wallenda plans to cover his eyes with a blindfold and step onto a tightrope strung between two Chicago skyscrapers, 600 feet above the city, without a net or a harness. Dozens of cameras will document the stunt for the Discovery Channel, beaming each death-defying step onto television and digital screens across more than 220 countries. ... The high-wire act illustrates the extreme risks some television networks are taking to attract lucrative, live audiences...
  • ObamaCare Buyers Club: Liberals are fighting liberals over referenda ...

    11/01/2014 3:35:04 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/31/2014 | Not stated
    Democrats keep saying that opposition to the Affordable Care Act is a spent political force, but not so fast. Senate Republican candidates have run more ads against ObamaCare than on any other issue, according to Kantar Media/CMAG. But perhaps more fascinating this election year are the state referenda that confront rising costs and declining patient choice. ... Leading this challenge from the left as always is California, where on Tuesday voters will consider Proposition 45, which would impose stronger price controls on health insurers. ... Prop. 45 would give the commissioner the power to reject rates he deems “unreasonable,” with...
  • USCIS Announces Changes to its Definition of 'Mother' and 'Parent'

    11/01/2014 3:19:47 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 9 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | 10/28/2014 | NumbersUSA
    In a joint-statement with the Department of State, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that they were changing regulations that redefine the term "mother" to include women who are contracted to carry other women's embryos to birth. The statement reads, "Under this new policy, a mother who meets this definition but does not have a genetic relationship with her child (for example, she became pregnant through an egg donor) will … be able to transmit U.S. citizenship to her child, if she is a U.S. citizen and all other pertinent citizenship requirements are met." This change means that children...
  • Ebola response ignores history’s lessons: Risks from AIDS were discounted and thousands died

    11/01/2014 12:07:24 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/31/2014 | Robert Knight
    The last time we treated a deadly disease as a political problem instead of using time-tested medical precautions, we doomed many hemophiliacs to early deaths, along with hundreds of thousands of homosexual men. I was thinking about the HIV-AIDS epidemic while perusing the Obama administration’s latest rationales for rejecting mandatory, 21-day quarantines of health care workers and others coming from Ebola-stricken nations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the incubation period for Ebola is two to 21 days. Why not err on the side of safety? The similarities are striking. When HIV-AIDS erupted in the early...
  • U.S. soldiers returning from Liberia monitored for Ebola in Italy

    10/27/2014 8:43:20 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 31 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/27/2014 | CBS staff
    U.S. soldiers returning from Liberia are being placed in isolation in Vicenza, Italy out of concern for the Ebola virus, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports. The soldiers being monitored include Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams who was the commander of the U.S. Army in Africa but turned over duties to the 101st Airborne Division over the weekend, Martin reports. There are currently 11 soldiers in isolation. They apparently were met by Carabinieri in full hazmat suits. If the policy remains in effect, everyone returning from Liberia - several hundred - will be placed in isolation for 21 days....
  • '60 Minutes' Just Broke New Details On The Dallas Ebola Case. Here's What They Revealed.

    10/26/2014 8:28:48 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 97 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/26/2014 | Dan Diamond
    You may think you know the details of what happened in Dallas. But 60 Minutes asks you to think again. 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley sat down with four of the nurses who treated Thomas Duncan, the initial Ebola patient. Here’s what we learned. 1. Whether intentionally or not, Duncan misled authorities about his exposure to Ebola. When Duncan first presented to the hospital on September 25, he didn’t specify that he’d come from Liberia or even West Africa — the center of the Ebola outbreak. Duncan only said he’d returned from “Africa,” which could’ve meant one of dozens of...
  • Obama sends Power to west Africa on Ebola fact-finding mission ( Samantha Power)

    10/26/2014 7:33:56 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 39 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 10/26/2014 | Guardian staff
    As controversy over the US response to Ebola cases within its own shores continued, the US ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, arrived in Guinea’s capital Conakry on Sunday to see first hand how the global response is failing to stop the deadly spread of Ebola in west Africa. [snip] In Guinea, Power, who will also visit Sierra Leone and Liberia, said she hopes to gain a better understanding of which resources are missing so she can push other countries to offer more help. The three west African countries are bearing the brunt of the worst outbreak of the...
  • No mandatory Ebola quarantine for health workers coming to Washington area

    10/26/2014 3:17:16 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Spencer Hsu et. al.
    One day after governors in New York, New Jersey and Illinois imposed a mandatory 21-day quarantine on medical workers returning from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa, public health officials in the District, Maryland and Virginia did not follow suit Saturday, intensifying a national debate over how to prevent the spread of the disease. Health officials are working to develop a consistent approach for the area around the nation’s capital. Joxel Garcia, director of the D.C. Department of Health, said that a mandatory quarantine was not scientifically justified and could have a chilling effect on the medical personnel, many of them...
  • Illinois orders mandatory Ebola quarantine for high-risk travelers

    10/25/2014 7:33:02 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/25/2014 | Carlos Sadovi
    Anyone in Illinois who had direct contact with a person infected with the Ebola virus while in three African countries will be required to undergo a mandatory 21-day quarantine, according to an order signed by Gov. Pat Quinn. The order, which was signed Friday, affects "high-risk" individuals who have come in contact with patients in Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone, the three nations hardest hit by the disease. The mandatory order also includes medical personnel who have treated people infected with the Ebola virus, officials said.[snip]Five U.S. airports are designated for passengers returning from the West African countries, including O'Hare...
  • N.Y., N.J., Illinois to impose new Ebola quarantine rules

    10/25/2014 4:02:47 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/25/2014 | Brady Dennis et. al.
    ... his own Ebola diagnosis prompted the governors of New York and New Jersey on Friday to impose a mandatory 21-day quarantine for medical workers returning from the countries hit hardest by the epidemic. Illinois later in the day imposed similar restrictions. [Snip]“For everybody who is professionally trying to go to the three epidemic countries, the situation has become more difficult with each passing day and each Ebola case — or alleged Ebola case — named in the United States,” said Laurie Garrett, a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, who says returning health workers...
  • Ebola crisis: 'Many exposed' to infected Mali girl

    10/24/2014 8:12:49 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/24/2014 | BBC
    Health officials fear many people may have been exposed to Mali's first Ebola victim - a two-year-old girl. She recently arrived from Guinea, one of the worst affected countries, and has since died. The girl showed symptoms, including a bleeding nose, while travelling on a public bus through several towns, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Forty-three people, including 10 health workers, who came into contact with her have been identified and isolated. The girl was being treated in the western town of Kayes, after arriving at a hospital on Wednesday. The child had travelled more than 1,000 km (600...
  • New York, New Jersey Set Up Mandatory Quarantine Requirement Amid Ebola Threat

    10/24/2014 2:54:05 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 27 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 10/24/2014 | None credited
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — In the wake of the first confirmed Ebola virus case in New York City, the states of New York and New Jersey have set up a new screening system that goes above and beyond the guidelines already set up by federal officials. [SNIP] “We believe it’s appropriate to increase the current screening procedures from people coming from affected countries from the current (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention screening procedures),” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday afternoon. “We believe it within the State of New York and the State of New Jersey’s legal rights.” Under the new...
  • NYC doctor tests positive for deadly Ebola virus (Bowling for Obola)

    10/23/2014 5:52:30 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 159 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/23/2014 | Post Staff
    A Harlem doctor who recently treated patients in Africa, tested positive for the deadly disease after he was rushed to Bellevue Hospital with symptoms, including a 103-degree fever, sources told The Post. [snip] Spencer had spent Wednesday night bowling in Williamsburg. He used an Uber car service to get to and from the Brooklyn neighborhood. Hipster bowling hot spot The Gutter was closed last night due to “unforseen circumstances.”[snip]
  • Ebola deaths in Liberia are ‘far higher than reported’ as officials downplay epidemic

    10/18/2014 10:13:27 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 40 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 10/18/2014 | Mark Townsend
    The true death toll from the Ebola epidemic is being masked by chaotic data collection and people’s reluctance to admit that their loved ones had the virus, according to one of west Africa’s most celebrated film-makers. Sorious Samura, who has just returned from making a documentary on the crisis in Liberia, said it is very clear on the ground that the true number of dead is far higher than the official figures being reported by the World Health Organisation. Liberia accounts for more than half of all the official Ebola deaths, with a total of 2,458. Overall, the number of...
  • Memorial Service Held for Ebola Victim Thomas Eric Duncan (North Carolina)

    10/18/2014 11:22:38 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 41 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | 10/18/2014 | Uncredited
    Family and friends of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first and so far only person to die of Ebola in the U.S., gathered Saturday for an emotional memorial service in North Carolina. Mourners celebrated the 42-year-old's life at Rowan International Church in Salisbury, where his sister, mother and nephew worship, according to NBC affiliate WCNC. Duncan died in Dallas on Oct. 8, and had started showing symptoms of the virus on Sept. 24 after travelling to Texas from Liberia. He wasn't admitted to a Dallas hospital until Sept. 28 — two days after he first visited the hospital.
  • World warned that Ebola ‘could be scourge like HIV’

    10/17/2014 10:10:15 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/17/2014 | Nichola Watt, et. al.
    Britain and the United States have issued stark warnings that the international community will be responsible for a substantial loss of life in west Africa and a greater threat across the world unless the financial and medical response to the Ebola crisis is intensified. As the World Health Organisation (WHO) admitted mishandling the early stages of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa, US secretary of state John Kerry said a failure to respond could turn Ebola into “a scourge like HIV or polio”. In some of his strongest remarks since the outbreak of the virus, Kerry criticised the international community...
  • Top 10 #BetterEbolaCzars (Twitter Ebola Czar Humor)

    10/17/2014 5:58:23 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 23 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | 10/17/2014 | Twitter
    Even though he already has one, President Obama has named an "Ebola Czar". He's a political hack -- with no medical experience whatsoever -- name Ron Klain. Oh, and Klain's one of the same crooks fine officials "who gave the green light to pissing away billions of federal dollars on Solyndra." Which prompted the fast-trending Twitter meme #BetterEbolaCzars. My favorites? This Guy#BetterEbolaCzars Why not Dumb as a Rock and Rocks cant catch #Ebola #BetterEbolaCzars - Dr.Bombay, Dr.Bombay, come right away! Dr.Bombay! #Bewitched :::twitches nose::: #betterebolaczars Generic Diet Dr.Pepper #betterebolaczars Bones. #BetterEbolaCzars Dr. Rosenrosen. #BetterEbolaCzars Granny from the Beverly Hillbillies This...
  • Student’s photo of skimpy Michelle O school lunch sparks outrage (Moochelle Obama lunch)

    10/16/2014 10:26:05 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 144 replies
    Eagnews ^ | 10/16/14 | Kyle Olson
    CHICKASHA, Okla. – Lunch meat, a couple of crackers, a slice of cheese and two pieces of cauliflower qualified as lunch in Chickasha Public Schools Monday. Chickasha lunchStudent Kaytlin Shelton took a photo of the skimpy lunch and showed it to her parents. “It makes me want to take that and take it to the Superintendent and tell him to eat it for lunch,” the girl tells Fox 25. “I can go pay a dollar for a Lunchable and get more food in it,” her father, Vince Holton, says. [Snip] The new lunch complies with lunch regulations championed by...
  • Obama May Send National Guard to Liberia to Fight Ebola: Sources

    10/16/2014 9:40:17 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 178 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/16/2014 | Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube
    President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order Thursday paving the way for the deployment of National Guard forces to Liberia to help contain the Ebola outbreak there, sources told NBC News. The sources said that eight engineers and logistical specialists from the Guard, both active-duty and reservists, would probably be included in the first deployment. They are expected to help build 17 Ebola treatment centers, with 100 beds apiece. The sources said that no decision had been made.
  • Lax U.S. Guidelines on Ebola Led to Poor Hospital Training, Experts Say

    10/16/2014 7:32:24 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 6 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/15/2014 | DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
    Many American hospitals have improperly trained their staffs to deal with Ebola patients because they were following federal guidelines that were too lax, infection control experts said on Wednesday. Federal health officials effectively acknowledged the problems with their procedures for protecting health care workers by abruptly changing them. At 8 p.m. Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued stricter guidelines for American hospitals with Ebola patients. They are now closer to the procedures of Doctors Without Borders, which has decades of experience in fighting Ebola in Africa. In issuing the new guidelines, the C.D.C. acknowledged that its experts...
  • Some families affected by Ebola in Liberia pay bribes to keep the bodies

    10/14/2014 6:27:43 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/13/2014 | Dylan Stableford
    Health workers scrambling to contain the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia now have to contend with an outbreak of corruption among those detailed to collect the bodies of victims. The Wall Street Journal reports that retrieval teams are accepting bribes from families of Ebola victims to issue death certificates that say their loved ones died of other causes, allowing them to keep their bodies for a traditional burial. “The family says the person is not an Ebola patient, and [the retrieval team] pull them away from the other people," Vincent Chounse, a community outreach worker on the outskirts of Monrovia,...
  • Leaning Forward, MSNBC Loses Ground to Rival CNN

    10/12/2014 7:05:46 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/12/2014 | Bill Carter
    Rachel Maddow, the biggest star on the MSNBC cable network, just posted her lowest quarterly ratings results ever. “Morning Joe,” MSNBC’s signature morning program, scored its second-lowest quarterly ratings, reaching an average of just 87,000 viewers in the key news demographic group. And “Ronan Farrow Daily,” the network’s heavily promoted new afternoon show, which stars a 26-year-old Rhodes Scholar with a high-profile Hollywood lineage, has been largely a dud. Though it has mostly happened quietly, which may be a comment on the cable network’s larger status in the media landscape, MSNBC has seen its ratings hit one of the deepest...
  • 40 painful seconds of Alison Grimes refusing to say whether she voted for Obama (KY Senate)

    10/09/2014 8:06:09 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/9/2014 | Philip Bump
    Alison Lundergan Grimes (D), who is trying to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) this fall, appeared before the Louisville Courier-Journal editorial board on Thursday to make her pitch for their endorsement. The life-long Democrat, whose father represented Kentucky for the party in the state House and who herself has been on the ballot in the state on the Democratic ticket, was asked a simple question. Did she vote for President Obama in 2008 and 2012? And she didn't answer. Repeatedly. [snip] Video at http://youtu.be/iytMvao1f6Q
  • Frisco patient suspected to have Ebola (Texas, Duncan contact)

    10/08/2014 12:17:22 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 189 replies
    WFAA ^ | 10/8/2014 | WFAA
    FRISCO — A patient exhibiting "signs and symptoms of Ebola" has been transported from a Frisco CareNow. [snip] Patients are currently being held inside the clinic as crews at the scene examine staff and others inside the building. "The patient claims to have had contact with the Dallas 'patient zero,'" according to a statement from Dana Baird-Hanks, a spokeswoman with the city of Frisco. Officials say a conference will be held at 3:30 p.m. (Central time)
  • Liberal Politicians Can’t Stop Killing Innocent Creatures

    09/26/2014 8:06:07 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 1 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9/25/2014 | Andrew Stiles
    Yet another defenseless creature was slaughtered by a left-wing politician, the New York Post revealed on Thursday. Adorable groundhog Staten Island Chuck was “chucked” to his death during an appearance with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, a raging liberal, back in February. Officials sought to cover up the creature’s demise, so as not to fuel public outrage over the disturbing trend of liberal politicians murdering cute animals. They even lied about the true identity of the victim.[snip]As horrific as de Blasio’s crime was, it pales in comparison to the carnage President Obama routinely inflicts upon the animal kingdom....
  • Man charged with abduction of Hannah Graham was expelled from [...] University after [rape claim]

    09/25/2014 6:52:20 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/25/2014 | Nick Fagge
    Jesse 'LJ' Matthew, the man charged with the abduction of missing UVA student Hannah Graham, was accused of rape when he studied at Liberty University, MailOnline can exclusively reveal. Matthew was expelled from the Christian university founded by Jerry Falwell in Lynchburg, Virginia, in 2002, following the alleged sex attack on a female student but was not charged with any crime, former teammates said.[snip] As a gifted football player, 'LJ' - as he likes to be known - won a sports scholarship to Liberty University after he was named Charlottesville's 'Athlete of the Year' in 1999. [snip] Former Liberty Flames...