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  • Texas cop calls to dogs with kissing noises before shooting, killing one with three shots

    10/21/2014 5:32:13 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 8 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 10/17/14 | Sasha Goldstein
    Body camera footage from a Texas copís perspective shows the officer making kissing noises at two dogs, who wag their tails at the human, before he opens fire and kills one. The second pit bull, tracked down in Cleburne, Texas, was captured without incident by an animal control officer Ė but the killing of the dog has the city investigating the incident after an uproar in the city of 30,000 people some 30 miles south of Fort Worth. The 22-second clip, uploaded Friday onto YouTube, shows a brown pup and another dark colored dog milling about in a grassy ditch...
  • Houston, We Have a (1st Amendment) Problem!

    10/21/2014 4:08:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    It all started in September, when Houston Mayor Annise Parker and City Attorney David Feldman issued an "overly broad" subpoena for the sermons of select ministers who opposed the city's equal rights ordinance. Because of intense national opposition from even Texas' attorney general, this past Wednesday, Parker and Feldman appeared to recant or at least reduce their flagrant overreach and disregard of the ministers' legal protections under the First Amendment. By the weekend, however, the truth came out that they were only using political smoke and mirrors to try to simmer the patriotic fury; they were not changing course to...
  • UH OH: New Ebola Czar believes Ďoverpopulationí the biggest leadership issue for the world

    10/20/2014 11:30:28 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 26 replies
    Got News blog Right Scoop ^ | 10-20-14 | Charles C. Johnson Got News blog
    Yeah this new Ebola Czar appears more and more to be a ‚Äėperfect‚Äô pick. He said this in 2008 when asked what the top leadership issue challenging our world today: ¬ďI think the top leadership challenge issue in our world today is how to deal with the continuing, growing population in the world and all the resource demands it places on the world and burgeoning populations in Africa and Asia that lack the resources to have a healthy, happy life,¬Ē Klain said.¬ďWe¬íve got to find a way to make the world work for everyone,¬Ē Klain said. ¬ďClimate change is...
  • Undercover in White America: Why Black Rage is Conscious, Justified, and Long Overdue

    09/07/2014 4:27:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 131 replies
    Black Agenda Report ^ | August 27, 2014 | Colin Jenkins
    The logic of Black rebellion is lost on much of the privileged white population and the corporate media, which perceive Black rage as irrational. However, the Black response to white supremacy ďis not Ďsenselessí or Ďvisceralí; it is the product of a life full of experiences that have tried to beat them down to their knees.ĒďI wanted revenge on those racist bullies who had joyfully traumatized a pair of 9-year-old boys walking to the store.Ē On a crisp, Fall evening in 1992, while I was a freshman at a SUNY (State University of New York) school, the campus erupted after...
  • Human Rights Watchdog Demands End to Americaís Racial Discrimination (United Nations)

    08/31/2014 2:06:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | August 31, 2014 | Rmuse
    It is beyond refute that the United States is a world leader, and exceptional, in several categories, although not in those that portray the richest nation in the world in a favorable light. Oh, it is true that Americaís military is without peer, American corporations pay some of the lowest tax rates in the world, and the wealthy elite holding most of the nationís wealth pay minimal taxes compared to most other countries. However, the United States also leads the world in the number of citizens incarcerated, number of guns in the population, number of gun-related homicides, lowest median income...
  • Police and vigilante murders of African Americans rooted in national oppression (Masks coming off)

    09/06/2014 7:34:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Fight Back! News ^ | September 6, 2014 | Freedom Road Socialist Organization
    Build a militant, mass movement for liberation! On July 17, Eric Garner, an African American father of six, was choked to death by New York City police, who then went through his pockets instead of calling an ambulance. Three weeks later, Michael Brown was shot at least six times and killed by policeman Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. His body was left in the street and no medical help was called. For more than a week the police refused to release Officer Wilsonís name and turned in no official police report. All of this shows that another cover-up is underway...
  • EBOLA Ė Humanitarian Intervention or Depopulation agenda or both! (Here we go)

    10/17/2014 2:04:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    LankaWeb ^ | October 17, 2014 | Shenali D. Waduge
    On 24 April 1974 then US Secretary of State under George Bush Snr said Ďdepopulation should be the highest priority of foreign policy towards the Third Worldí. Juxtapose that with Ghanian Nana Kwameís allegation that people started dying only after the Red Cross vaccinations is certainly food for thought especially when he goes on to say that Ebola is a CIA invention to allow western troops on African soil. Ebola incidentally is a genotype weapon that is designed to kill only blacks and the vaccine serum only works on white people (Centre for Disease Control)! In the meanwhile US is...
  • Hysteria over Ebola fuels racism, while the real disease is capitalism

    10/18/2014 2:20:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Press TV ^ | October 17, 2014 | Sonali Kolhatkar, TruthDig
    The Ebola crisis has gripped the American media, and by extension the imagination of the public, punctuated by breathless pronouncements from TV news reporters of the medical status of actual and potential victims of the disease; hysteria-inducing magazine covers, like this issue of Bloomberg Businessweek sporting the message ďEbola Is ComingĒ in blood- smeared letters; and Facebook feeds dominated by click-bait images of microscopic photos of the virus with eerie back-lit tangles of fat worms symbolizing the foreign bodies that could invade us all. But the foreign bodies of the Liberian man, Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to have...
  • Baylor forum to address intramural team named after Ferguson police

    10/21/2014 1:28:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Waco Tribune's Baylor blog ^ | October 21, 2014 | Regina Dennis
    Baylor University is holding a forum Tuesday after a group of freshman named their intramural team ďFerguson PD,Ē something school officials now say staff should not have approved. Elizabeth Palacios, dean of student development at Baylor, said the forum event is meant to raise awareness and sensitivity after the students named their football team in honor of the Ferguson, Missouri, police department, which has come under scrutiny for the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer. The team was ordered to change its name Thursday, the day after the mishap was discovered, and the students...
  • Who Is Louise Troh? Fiancťe Of Dallas Ebola Patient Thomas Duncan Will Write Book About Experience

    10/20/2014 11:44:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    International Business Times ^ | October 20, 2014 | Philip Ross
    When Thomas Duncan flew to the U.S. from Liberia in September, it was to marry his longtime girlfriend and fiancťe, 54-year-old Louise Troh. Now, 12 days after Duncan died from Ebola at a hospital in Dallas, Troh will be released from quarantine, and she plans to write a book about her experience, according to CNN. ďI do have a story to tell, and I look forward to telling it in my own way at the right time,Ē Troh, who is a nurseís assistant at a nursing home, said in a statement on Sunday. She added that even though the quarantine...
  • CDC ADMITS TX PRESBY FOLLOWED PROTOCOL

    10/20/2014 5:53:18 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 20, 2014 | Breitbart
    CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta reported that the CDC admitted during a phone conference with the press that Texas Presbyterian Hospital ďdid seem to be following CDC protocolsĒ in their treatment of Ebola patient Thomas Duncan on Mondayís ď
  • Keep digging, Wendy! Tapped-out Team Davis reduced to playing the di*do card.

    10/20/2014 2:30:49 PM PDT · by sunmars · 29 replies
    Keep digging, Wendy! Tapped-out Team Davis reduced to playing the sex aid card. This is not a joke....She is now attacking Abbott now on sex aids.......following on from the marriage attack earlier.....
  • Catholic center in Dallas took in Ebola contacts (Duncan's fiancť & nephews)

    10/20/2014 12:00:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | October 20, 2014 | Judy Wiley and Bill Hanna
    Louise Troh, her son and two nephews of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan are released from mandatory monitoring, but will stay at the Catholic Conference Center in Dallas for several more days, until authorities can find them a place to rent, government and church officials said Monday morning. Troh was Duncanís girlfriend. She and the other three have been staying at the Dallas Diocese's Catholic Conference and Formation Center in Oak Cliff for the last 21 days. The gated conference center sits only a few blocks off of I-35E and is enclosed by gates and a chainlink fence. Bishop Kevin...
  • Mike Huckabee Asks Pastors Across the US to Send Sermons, Bibles to Houston Mayor

    10/20/2014 8:18:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/20/2014 | Anugrah Kumar
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said pastors from across the United States should send "thousands and thousands" of Bibles and sermons to the Houston mayor who demanded pastors turn over their sermons to the government due to their objection to an LGBT discrimination city ordinance. "I hope she gets thousands and thousands of sermons and Bibles," Huckabee said on his Fox News show Saturday, referring to Mayor Annise D. Parker. "It ought to make you mad that the mayor thinks she can turn in her pastors. And so I got an idea," Huckabee explained. "If she wants a sermon, here...
  • Constitutional fight launched over election of senators

    10/20/2014 7:14:24 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    WND.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | Bob Unruh
    tís a movement thatís been building in recent years: efforts by states to reclaim their constitutional authority by declaring Washingtonís health care laws, gun control or other restrictions simply donít apply within their boundaries. After all, the Constitution stipulates that, except for a couple of dozen specific issues such as national defense, the powers in the U.S. rest with the states. Now a new lawsuit contends states can regain their authority by returning to the practice of having state legislatures elect U.S. senators, as the Constitution originally required. The case is being brought by author, columnist, commentator and activist Devvy...
  • Frontier employee: Airline told cleaning crews to stop wearing masks ( Ebola )

    10/18/2014 6:02:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    KDVR TV ^ | October 17, 2014 | Justin Joseph
    A Denver-based Frontier Airlines employee blames the company for panicking after an Ebola sickened passenger traveled on one of its airplanes. Now, the employee, speaking anonymously, says the airline is putting employees at risk. ďFrontier hasn`t done enough to train cleaners to get us the proper cleaning solution to clean the plane,Ē... ďI think I should be able to wear a mask to protect myself,Ē the employee said. ... ďThey`re telling us now we can`t wear the mask,Ē the employee said. ďManagement said because the passengers would be freaked out by it.Ē
  • Flawed Ebola protocols left U.S. nurses vulnerable, health official says

    10/20/2014 5:43:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 19, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    An Obama administration health official said Sunday that U.S. protocols on Ebola failed because they originally were intended for African field hospitals, while the White House came under another round of attacks for its refusal to restrict travel from nations suffering epidemic outbreaks. Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the original Centers for Disease Control and Prevention instructions for dealing with the virus were taken from the World Health Organizationís protocol for Africa, where conditions are much different from those in U.S. hospitals. Two nurses caring for an Ebola patient flown into...
  • Denton fracking ban may be unconstitutional

    10/20/2014 5:22:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Wichita Falls Times Record News ^ | October 19, 2014 | Alex Mills, President, Texas Alliance of Energy Producers
    The good citizens of Denton will be voting on Nov. 4 whether or not to ban hydraulic fracturing. They have been told by former Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Tom Phillips the ban on fracturing is unconstitutional. ďUnder the Texas Constitution, I do not believe that a municipality may ban all oil and gas drilling within its borders,Ē former Chief Justice Phillips said during a hearing before the Denton City Council on July 15. He said the ban is incompatible with state law, and it amounts to a government taking of private property of many mineral interest owners and operators....
  • Josephus Weeks: Ebola didnít have to kill my uncle (Racism! he shouted)

    10/19/2014 10:31:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Providence Journal ^ | October 20, 2014 | Josephus Weeks
    DALLAS - On Friday, Sept. 25, my uncle Thomas Eric Duncan went to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He had a high fever and stomach pains. He told the nurse he had recently been in Liberia. But he was a man of color with no health insurance and no means to pay for treatment, so within hours he was released with some antibiotics and Tylenol. Two days later, he returned to the hospital in an ambulance. Two days after that, he was finally diagnosed with Ebola. Eight days later, he died alone in a hospital room. Now, Dallas suffers. Our...
  • Ebola Nurse Nina Phamís Boyfriend Rumored Admitted To Hospital With Ebola-Like Symptoms;

    10/19/2014 9:26:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 68 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 10/19/14 | Maria Vultaggio
    Rumors swirled Nina Phamís boyfriend was ďsecretlyĒ admitted to a hospital with Ebola-like symptoms though nothing has officially been confirmed. Pham was the first person to contract the deadly virus on U.S. soil after she treated Thomas Eric Duncan. National fear rose the Ebola diagnosis rate would grow in the U.S. after Pham contracted the infection, especially if she had spread it to her unidentified boyfriend. Jeff George, the CEO of Alcon, a Fort Worth, Texas, company that specializes in eye care products, sent an email to staff saying someone at the company was hospitalized with Ebola-like symptoms, Got News
  • Plans in place to make new hospital primary Ebola facility (TX)

    10/19/2014 8:38:25 PM PDT · by bgill · 27 replies
    wfaa ^ | Oct. 19, 2014 | David Schechter
    <p>To pick up the load, he says Parkland Hospital will now stand up a Go Team, including 50 medical specialists who can assist at any local hospital.</p> <p>There are also plans to identify a new hospital as the primary Ebola facility as soon as tomorrow. Back at Presbyterian, the health care workers enter another week of closely monitoring their temperatures for any signs of fever -- a symptom of Ebola.</p>
  • Religious Liberty Under Attack as City of Houston Subpoenas Church Sermons

    10/19/2014 4:50:40 PM PDT · by Red6 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Oct 2014 | Sarah Rumpf
    AUSTIN, Texas -- The battle over Houston's non-discrimination ordinance has moved from the ballot box to the church pulpit, as a group of pastors fights efforts by the city to subpoena their sermons and private communications with church members. The law, passed last June, was criticized because it could be used to allow men to use women's bathrooms, among other objections. Opponents to the law had collected more than 50,000 signatures to place a repeal measure on the ballot this November, far more than the 17,269 required. However, the City of Houston moved to invalidate the majority of the signatures,...
  • Ted Cruz Schools Candy Crowley on Travel Ban From Hot Zone Ebola Countries

    10/19/2014 4:34:16 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 62 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 19, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Candy Crowley should always be prepared to be schooled on her liberal assumptions whenever Senator Ted Cruz is a guest on her State of the Union show as happened today when Crowley parroted the administration line that a travel ban from the Ebola Hot Zone nations of West Africa was both unnecessary as well as harmful. Watch how well Cruz set Crowley's mind on the path to learning that a ban on such travel, not liberal shibboleth talking points, is what is needed to halt the spread of that disease into this country. Cruz follows up with a tasty after...
  • Ted Cruz Is Coming To South Carolina

    10/11/2014 8:56:42 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    FITS News ^ | Friday, Oct 10th 2014
    LIKELY 2016 HOPEFUL HEADS TO PALMETTO UPSTATE By FITSNEWS¬† || ¬†U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz¬†- a presumptive candidate for president of the United States ‚Äď will travel to early-voting South Carolina this week for a series of events.Cruz‚Äôs trip is focused¬†on the socially conservative Upstate ‚Äď where ‚ÄúRepublicans‚ÄĚ are currently up in arms this week after¬†the U.S. Supreme Court‚Äôs ‚Äúnon-ruling‚Ä̬†on gay marriage¬†appears to have¬†paved the way for the demise of the state‚Äôs 2006 same sex marriage ban. In fact Cruz will campaign at one point with S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson ‚Äď who has drawn criticism for his defense of the...
  • Ted Cruz: Obamaís Public Health Experts Canít Be Trusted

    10/19/2014 4:24:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | October 19, 2014 | Rob Garver
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Sunday dismissed President Obamaís newly appointed Ebola czar as a ďpolitical operativeĒ without the medical background necessary for the job ó and he urged Americans to ignore the judgment of government health officials because they ďare repeating the administrationís talking points.Ē Cruz is one of a number of politicians calling for a more drastic response to the disease which, to date, has infected two Americans, both nurses who cared directly for Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who contracted the disease in his home country and fell ill in Texas. Cruzí and other Republicans have...
  • CDC to Revise Ebola Protocol, Pentagon Preps Team [ CDC Protocols used in Dallas were wrong ]

    10/19/2014 3:06:40 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 34 replies
    abc news | oct 19 2014 | Mike Stobbe
    snippets- Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said those caring for an Ebola patient in Dallas were vulnerable because some of their skin was exposed. "So there were parts about that protocol that left vulnerability, parts of the skin that were open," Fauci said.
  • Friends, family of Ebola patient reach milestone

    10/19/2014 12:14:07 PM PDT · by bgill · 70 replies
    yahoo via AP ^ | Oct. 19, 2014 | Emily Schmall
    Troh plans to partially recover financially with a book written about her life, from growing up in Liberia, meeting Duncan in a refugee camp in Ivory Coast, Duncan's years-long quest to come to America to be reunited with his girlfriend and their 19-year-old son, and his death in an isolation ward. "It will be a love story," she said.
  • Nurse on flights may have had worse case of Ebola

    10/17/2014 10:51:36 PM PDT · by knak · 35 replies
    DENVER†The president of Frontier Airlines says a nurse who was on flights between Dallas and Cleveland and who later tested positive for Ebola may have been at a more advanced stage of the illness than previously thought.Barry Biffle emailed employees Friday about the findings by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He said the CDC has assured the Denver-based airline that crewmembers on the flights are at a very low risk of exposure.The airline put the pilots and flight attendants on leave for 21 days, which health experts consider the outer limit of how long it would take someone...
  • Cruz dismisses Klain as a 'political operative'

    10/19/2014 6:44:28 AM PDT · by maggief · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | October 19, 2014 | LEIGH MUNSIL
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday dismissed new Obama administration Ebola czar Ron Klain a "political operative" without health-care experience. "Mr. Klain is not a doctor, he's not a health care professional, he doesn't have background in these issues," the Texas Republican said on CNN's "State of the Union." "We don't need a White House political operative, which is what Mr. Klain has been. What we need is presidential leadership. The person who needs to be on top of this is the president of the United States." Klain is a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden, and served...
  • If I Were Gay, Iíd Oppose Houstonís Old Lesbian Mayor

    10/19/2014 5:20:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Associated Press Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Doug Giles
    Iím not gay. I get called gay all the time by Leftists who seek to disparage me when theyíve run out of their specious, illogical arguments and the full weight of common sense lands on their fetid heads and they have no other recourse but to go ad hominem on me and say, ďhe must be gay.Ē Which, like I said, I take they equate with a cut down; which is weird because, supposedly, theyíre the homosexualís champion. For what itís worth, the only gay thing about me is, and I must confess, I did tear up a bit during...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 October 2014

    10/19/2014 4:26:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 147 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 October 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 19th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman; Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., head of the Democratic National Committee; Tim Murphy, R-Pa.; and Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Fauci; Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Fauci; Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association; Dr. Robert...
  • Family of Ebola victim Duncan holds memorial service in N.C.

    10/18/2014 8:06:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    CNN Health ^ | October 18, 2014 | Ben Brumfield and Ray Sanchez
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Are you on the front lines of Ebola? We'd like to hear your story.As questions continue to swirl about how to deal with the ever-growing fears of Ebola, relatives of the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly virus in the United States gathered to grieve Saturday. Wiping tears from their eyes, family and friends of Thomas Eric Duncan told CNN affiliate Time Warner Cable News Charlotte he was a "compassionate and respectful young man." As relatives said their final farewells to Duncan, a Liberian national and father of four, at Rowan International Church in Salisbury, North Carolina, they...
  • 2014 Voterís Guide For The Texas Constitutional Amendment, Proposition 1

    10/18/2014 5:47:16 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 21 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 10/17/2014 | Hardhatter's Team
    On November 4th, 2014 (early voting starts October 20), Texans will have the opportunity to vote on one proposed amendment to the stateís constitution. Hardhatters offers our views on Proposition 1. Prop 1 (HJR 1)Ballot: "The constitutional amendment providing for the use and dedication of certain money transferred to the state highway fund to assist in the completion of transportation construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation projects, not to include toll roads."Summary: Proposition 1 will require the Texas Comptroller to transfer 50% of oil and gas tax revenues away from the economic stabilization fund (Rainy Day Fund) to the State Highway Fund....
  • Editorial: We recommend Leticia Van de Putte for lieutenant governor (Wise Latina quota queen)

    10/18/2014 5:25:45 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    There are a couple of ways to keep your house warm this winter. You could choose the reliable heater youíve known for years. Or you could keep gasoline and matches handy next to a fire pit you dig in the living room. Most of us are going to pick the heater. The other choice seems Ö reckless. Your vote for lieutenant governor isnít so different. Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, a San Antonio Democrat, has been a steady legislative hand for two decades. Her opponent, Republican Sen. Dan Patrick, is potentially explosive, impact unclear. Also on the ballot are Libertarian...
  • Editorial: We recommend Greg Abbott for Texas governor (Dallas Morning News!)

    10/18/2014 4:31:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 16, 2014 | The Editors
    Texasí two leading gubernatorial candidates have earned our respect despite their flaws. Republican Greg Abbott is the model of perseverance for fighting back in a wheelchair from a spine-crushing 1984 accident to become attorney general. Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis demonstrated exceptional courage with her 2013 Senate filibuster to halt legislation aimed at restricting abortion rights. These two uphold Texasí fighting spirit. When this newspaper weighs all the issues, however, Abbott tips the balance as the candidate most capable of sustaining the stateís economic success and holding in check growing extremism in the state GOP. Texas Republicansí hard-right swing in...
  • VANITY- CDC updated published protocols on Ebola. STILL no staff protection gear protocols! None!

    10/18/2014 3:30:08 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies
    CDC ^ | Oct 18,2014 | NLZ
    The CDC just today updated their Ebola protocols. STILL they have no idea what protections the medical staff needs!!!!!!! They had no protective gear protocols for the medical staff in Dallas. NONE. Do a Page Save As, because when the Ebola Czar sees this page it will removed. http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/infection-prevention-and-control-recommendations.html
  • Oct. 18: The latest developments in Ebola

    10/18/2014 1:32:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Obama: US canít cut itself off from West Africa President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday not to succumb to hysteria about Ebola, even as he warned that addressing the deadly virus would require citizens, government leaders and the media to all pitch in. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama also pushed back against calls for the U.S. to institute a travel ban. Lawmakers have called it a common-sense step to prevent more people with Ebola from entering the U.S., but Obama said such a ban would only hamper aid efforts and screening measures. ďTrying to seal off...
  • DART: Woman ill at train station not on Ebola list

    10/18/2014 12:29:50 PM PDT · by Raebie · 304 replies
    WFFA News, a Gannett Company Dallas ^ | October 18, 2014 | WFAA
    <p>DALLAS ó A woman who was being monitored for possible exposure to the Ebola virus was reported ill at the Dallas Area Rapid Transit White Rock Station Saturday afternoon.</p> <p>DART spokesman Morgan Lyons said the person fell ill with a low-grade fever at the station in Northeast Dallas after deciding that her quarantine period was over.</p>
  • One Last Hurrah for Texas Voter ID

    10/18/2014 11:55:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 18, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Overnight the Supreme Court refused to reverse the stay imposed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and thus allowed voter ID to be required in the mid-term election in Texas. This is procedural delay based on the idea that election rules shouldnít change at the last second. So voter ID gets one last hurrah in Texas. But election integrity advocates shouldnít celebrate too much. Texas Voter ID is doomed. After this next election, it is prohibited from being used. Nor should much faith be placed in any appeal. The plaintiffs won on two separate theories under the Voting Rights...
  • Ebola Victim's Family Prepares to Leave Quarantine (47 exposed to Duncan to be cleared Mon. 12am)

    10/18/2014 11:20:22 AM PDT · by maggief · 84 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | October 18, 2014 | Randy McIlwain
    The first group of people exposed to Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to die from Ebola in the United States, will no longer be considered at risk for the Ebola virus at 12 a.m. Monday. After three weeks of isolation or self-monitoring, 47 people -- including Duncan's fiancee Louise Troh, her 13-year-old son and two nephews --- will be cleared and allowed to go on with their lives.
  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    10/18/2014 6:52:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | October 18, 2014 | SAM HANANEL
    The Supreme Court will allow Texas to use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election, the court said Saturday morning, despite a lower courtís ruling that the law unfairly targets minorities. By a 6-3 vote, the majority of justices rejected emergency appeals from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit requiring voters to produce certain forms of photo identification in order to cast ballots in the state. ďThe greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax...
  • President of Liberia apologizes to Dallas mayor for Ebola landing in the U.S.

    10/17/2014 10:58:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 18, 2014 | Kieran Corcoran
    The President of Liberia apologized to the Mayor of Dallas, saying she felt 'responsibility' for Ebola spreading from Africa to the United States. Ellen Johnson Sirlead, president of the nation hardest-hit by Ebola, called Mike Rawlings to express regret that the killer virus had crossed the Atlantic. Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian citizen, brought Ebola to America in late September when he flew from the capital of Monrovia to Dallas. He was taken in to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, where he died after infecting at least two nurses, who are being treated in secure facilities. Rawlings revealed the...
  • Ebola 'Screened Positive' Patient Leaves Texas Hospital After Mere Hours of Isolation

    10/17/2014 10:28:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | October 17, 2014 | Michelle Moons
    DALLAS, Texas Ė Thursday in Dallas, the center of national attention amidst multiple cases of Ebola, a woman arriving at Baylor University Medical Center Dallas ďscreened positiveĒ for Ebola-like symptoms, after which she was transferred to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. She was authorized for release less than 24 hours from when she arrived at Baylor. Friday afternoon, Baylor Health released the following statement, ďBaylor Scott & White Health has not received any confirmed cases of Ebola.Ē It continued however, ďA patient presented at Baylor University Medical Center Thursday evening reporting Ebola symptoms and indicated contact with someone with the disease.Ē...
  • Senators Call For Travel Restrictions, Halting of Visas For West Africa Countries

    10/17/2014 2:22:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Senators on both sides of the political aisle are calling for travel restrictions on West African countries as government officials in the U.S. fail to quell concerns about the threat free travel poses to the health and safety of Americans.†Democrat Senators Kay Hagan and Bill Nelson have called for temporary travel restrictions and today, Republican Senators Chuck Grassley,†Orrin Hatch, Mike Lee, Jeff Sessions, Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham and John Cornyn sent a letter directly to President Obama demanding the administration stop issuing visas to people currently living in Ebola stricken countries.†Here is the text of the letter in it's entirety:†Dear...
  • Texas Health Care Workers Who Treated Ebola Patient Told to Stay Out of Public Places

    10/17/2014 3:04:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 17, 2014 | By GILLIAN MOHNEY
    Hospital workers who treated the Ebola patient who died at a Texas hospital are being asked to stay away from any public space for 21 days. The Texas Department of State Health Services has asked the approximately 70 health care workers at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who entered the room of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan to stay home while they are being monitored during the 21-day Ebola incubation period.
  • Patient ĎScreenedí For Ebola At Baylor, Testing Not Confirmed

    10/17/2014 1:51:15 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 10/17/14
    On Friday morning Baylor Hospital in Dallas confirmed a patient with Ďebola similar symptomsí also triggered a positive on a verbal screening questionnaire.
  • Texan's truck has possibly the most racist decal ever

    10/17/2014 11:58:48 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 104 replies
    SA Express News ^ | 10/17/2014 | By Kolten Parker
    † This Texan takes bumper stickers to a whole new level. A photo of a truck with Texas tags that features on the tailgate one the most racist decals, complete with a real (and fresh) banana, that targets President Barack Obama was posted to Reddit on Thursday. "Does this Socialist a** make my truck look too big," the decal, which appears to be professionally done, reads. It also includes photo of Obama dressed in Somalian garb from a 2006 meeting in the country.† The image was taken in the East Texas town of Tyler at the intersection of Loop 323...
  • Obama sends White House aide to Dallas to coordinate Ebola response (Adrian Saenz)

    10/17/2014 12:11:01 PM PDT · by maggief · 18 replies
    Dallas News ^ | October 17, 2014 | Todd J. Gillman
    WASHINGTON ĖThe president is dispatching a top aide to Dallas to coordinate Ebola response. Adrian Saenz, a seasoned political operative from Texas who has worked in Congress and, for the last 13 months, at the White House will serve as the administrationís Dallas-based liaison. ďSaenz will be on the ground in Dallas and in close coordination with senior White House officials involved in the Ebola response, including Ron Klain, the Ebola Response Coordinator,Ē a White House aide said. The deployment helps to ďfulfill the presidentís pledge that state and local authorities are able to call upon any and all necessary...
  • Houston to pastors: Forget your sermons, now we want your speeches

    10/17/2014 11:33:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Five Christian pastors will no longer have to turn their sermons over to attorneys for the city of Houston. Instead, they will be forced to turn over their speeches related to the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO). I donít mean to point out the obvious hereóbut what do those attorneys think a sermon is? Itís a speech. According to an amended motion filed Friday in Harris County, Texas court, the cityís attorneys will no longer demand sermons related to homosexuals, gender identity, or Mayor Annise ParkeróHoustonís first openly lesbian mayor. The amended subpoenas do require the pastors to turn over...
  • American Airlines flight crew shuts sick Texas passenger in lavatory [claims of racism]

    10/17/2014 9:37:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 79 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 17, 2014 | Dane Schiller
    A University of Texas professor said Friday that she was "disgusted" on an American Airlines flight as the crew, fearing the spread of Ebola, kept a woman who had vomited shut in the plane's bathroom. "I was outraged by what I saw," said Martha Selby, who is the head of the Austin university's Asian Studies Department. Selby was on Flight 2325 Thursday evening from Dallas-Fort Worth to Chicago as she made her way to an academic conference. "She was making her way to the bathroom and vomited in the aisle," Selby recalled. "The flight attendants, I think, over-reacted completely. It...