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Isolation? We don’t need no stinking isolation! A follow up.

Not satisfied with bringing just two people stricken with Ebola directly from Africa, the Obamanation has invited 51 delegations of  African countries -many of which are involved in the Ebola epidemic – to a high-level event hosted by President Obama.

Many downtown Washington D.C. hotels are jammed full of dignitaries from Ebola plagued African nations. Now, what harm could a thing like that do? Let’s see. Presidents, Secretaries of state, Bureaucrats and supporting staffs, and of course family members, many from areas of epidemic Ebola (with an asymptomatic but infectious period of 2 to 21 days). Nope, I see no cause for alarm, do you? ObamasAfricanSummitin DC2014 “During the August 4-6 Summit President Obama will be welcoming leaders from across the African continent to this nation’s capital for a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the first such event of its kind.

The three-day summit will focus on issues including democracy building and (I am not kidding) public health! This Summit is the largest event any U.S. President has held with African heads of state (ever).” And the first African-American President will likely also be the first American President of any ethnic persuasion to orchestrate an Ebola outbreak in the new world!

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Isolation? We don’t need no stinking isolation!

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) 8/4/14 — “The doctor who treated a man who flew to Nigeria and soon died of Ebola now has contracted the disease, authorities said Monday, presenting a dire challenge to Africa’s most populous nation as the regional toll for the outbreak grew to 887 dead.”  And what did the Obamanation do? “A special (US government) plane left Liberia to evacuate the second American missionary who fell ill with Ebola. Nancy Writebol, 59, is expected to arrive in Atlanta on Tuesday, where she will be treated at a special isolation ward.” Compassion to the victim or attempted murder of the public?

Has anyone seen the movie “Outbreak”? Well, the military/CDC has special MASH-like units to take proper care of these types of infections “on location.” The goal is state-of-the-art treatment AND isolation from other population centers; you know, population centers like say Atlanta.

“The second confirmed case in Nigeria is a doctor who treated Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American man who died July 25 days after arriving in Nigeria from Liberia, said Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu.” “Three others who also treated Sawyer now show symptoms of Ebola and their test results are pending, he said. Authorities are trying to trace and “quarantine” others in Lagos, sub-Saharan Africa’s largest city of 21 million people.”

Now read this: “This cluster of cases in Lagos, Nigeria is very concerning,” said Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention, which is dispatching 50 experienced disease control specialists to West Africa.”

” ‘It shows what happens if meticulous infection control, contact tracing, and proper isolation of patients with suspected Ebola is not done. Stopping the spread in Lagos will be difficult but it can be done,’ he said.” So, let’s fly a couple of infected people over here?

“Contact tracing is essential but it’s very hard to get enough people to do that,” “For the average case, you want to look back and catch the 20 to 30 people they had closest contact with and that takes a lot of effort and legwork … The most important thing now is to do the contact tracing and quarantine any contacts who may be symptomatic.”

I guess it is expected of these statists to be ignorant of the past, but someone should remind these naive people that with the so called Columbian Exchange, Native Americans died by the millions (some estimates report that over 80% of the American natives died from this European disease exchange).

For example, look at Cortes’ invasion of Mexico. Before his arrival, the native Mexican population was estimated to have been around 25-30 million. Only fifty years after his arrival, the Mexican population was cut down to 3 million, attributable mainly to infectious disease inadvertently brought by the Conquistadors. These European diseases brought destruction through repeated epidemics, involving illness and extensive death. Why? Because the natives lacked prior contact with Europeans, and so they had no previous exposure to the diseases that were prevalent on the distant continent. Apparently, to these statists, Africa is not a distant continent.

The African country of Sierra Leone marked a national stay-at-home day Monday in an effort to halt the disease’s spread. The country run by an African statist responded with a national bring-them-home day!

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“I guess if you can’t tax’em and regulate’em to death or invade them fast enough, then just infect them?”

Seriously, these people are killing your country at breakneck speed, but apparently not fast enough…so, how about 30 days?

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So, you want to build your own temperature recording station do you?

The Rules

To qualify as a properly maintained temperature station, accurate temperature sensors must be placed in an elevated, slatted box on relatively flat ground surrounded by a clear surface on a slope below 19 degrees. Surrounding grass and low vegetation ground cover must be less than 10 centimeters high. Temperature sensors must be located at least 100 meters from artificial heating or reflecting surfaces, such as buildings, concrete surfaces, and parking lots.
The sensors must also be far from large bodies of water, unless it is representative of the area, and even then located at least 100 meters away. No shading of the temperature sensors should occur when the sun elevation is greater than 3 degrees.
Meeting the above specifications is important to ensure no artificial heating or cooling signal is reported in the data. For example, if a parking lot is built adjacent to a temperature sensor, the asphalt and running engines of automobiles will provide an artificial heat source that would skew the temperature data to report a warming that does not in fact exist.

Temperature Station Quality

In 1997, a study by the U.S. National Research Council concluded the consistency and quality of temperature stations in the United States was “inadequate and deteriorating” and the U.S. Historical Climatological Network (USHCN), the organization charged with maintaining the temperature stations, was doing little to address temperature station inadequacies.

As of 2010, the USHCN maintains all of the 1,221 official weather stations.  Using a scale from 1 to 5, stations that are properly maintained receive a rating of 1 and stations that are severely compromised by artificial temperature signatures (being located adjacent to an artificial heating source, such as a building, rooftop, parking lot, or concrete surface, for example) receive a 5. Of these stations, far more stations fail to meet the standards than do. In fact, approximately 70 percent of the 1,221 official temperature stations receive a 4 or 5 rating, and only 4 percent receive a rating of 1. That’s right, only 4%!

Let’s look at an example, and the station at Monterey, CA is a perfect example!

MontereyTempStation2010

Temperature sensor rules one by one:

a) The sensor should be mounted 5  feet +/- 1 foot above the ground.  Violation!

b) The ground over which the shelter is located should be typical of the surrounding area. Violation!

c) A level, open clearing is desirable so the thermometers are freely ventilated by air flow. Do not install the sensor on a steep slope or in a sheltered hollow unless it is typical of the area or unless data from that type of site are desired. Pass!

d) When possible, the shelter should be no closer than four times the height of any obstruction (tree, fence, building, etc.). Violation!

e) The sensor should be at least 100 feet from any paved or concrete surface. Violation!

Remember, the temperature recording station above is not an anomaly, it is the norm (approximately 70% are rated 4 to 5 out of 5)!

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Climategate American Style: The mystery of the vanishing weather stations

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For those who haven’t seen it, I suggest you visit (right now) US weatherman John Coleman’s site and see for yourself the great statist scam on America, AGW.

In part 4 of his report,  Mr. Coleman shows how temperature readings have been purposely manipulated by both the NASA Goddard Science and Space Institute at Columbia University in New York and the NOAA National Climate Data Center in Ashville, North Carolina.

Nope. It would be wrong to assume that the liars at Climatic Research Unit (CRU) in Britain, whose  temperature data records have been grotesquely distorted to exaggerate the appearance of late 20th century global warming, outperform our American government liars.  You see the Brits at the CRU ignoed most of the weather station sited in higher, colder places and instead used the readings from the warmer locations. Then, the liars at the CRU averaged out the temperature readings from by the warmer stations to give the scary “climate change” they needed to show that this hoax was real!

Not to be outdone, the prevaricators at NASA and NOAA took their temperature data from 6,000 weather stations around the world, dropped that number to 1500, and added a clear bias against those at higher latitudes and elevations (the stations with the cooler temperatures).

What this data demonstrates is that not only the British temperature records but also those in the US have been adulterated by political activists.

For an excellent site devoted to uncovering the details of  the AGW scam please visit the site below:

http://www.climate-skeptic.com/2009/12/urban-biases-on-surface-temperature-records.html

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Wow! Looks like the weather is variable!

This is a picture of a weather station in California that has been measuring and recording the temperature for over 100 years.

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The graph in the right corner of the picture shows the variation in temperature during that time. Unless one is unable to read a graph, then it is obvious that at this station the weather constantly changes. What a shock!

The next thing you know these pseudo-scientists are going to tell us that carbon dioxide is a pollutant. I thought they liked trees?

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Not all temperature readings are accurate (even in America).

 

Could station accuracy temperature readings?

SurfaceTempSMALLER2009

 

Climate Reference Network Rating Guide – adopted from NCDC Climate Reference Network Handbook, 2002, specifications for siting (section 2.2.1) of NOAA’s new Climate Reference Network:

Class 1 (CRN1)- Flat and horizontal ground surrounded by a clear surface with a slope below 1/3 (<19deg). Grass/low vegetation ground cover <10 centimeters high. Sensors located at least 100 meters from artificial heating or reflecting surfaces, such as buildings, concrete surfaces, and parking lots. Far from large bodies of water, except if it is representative of the area, and then located at least 100 meters away. No shading when the sun elevation >3 degrees.

Class 2 (CRN2) – Same as Class 1 with the following differences. Surrounding Vegetation <25 centimeters. No artificial heating sources within 30m. No shading for a sun elevation >5deg.

Class 3 (CRN3) (error >=1C) – Same as Class 2, except no artificial heating sources within 10 meters.

Class 4 (CRN4) (error >= 2C) – Artificial heating sources <10 meters.

Class 5 (CRN5) (error >= 5C) – Temperature sensor located next to/above an artificial heating source, such a building, roof top, parking lot, or concrete surface.”

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Murder versus Suicide

The Florida TB case: A follow up.

When I was a first-year resident at L.A. County Hospital, about 1/4 of the patients I saw on the medical floors were illegals, and most of them were from Mexico and Central America (with an occasional South American thrown in just to make it interesting).

After the first illegal patient I was assigned told me that he came to L.A. County Hospital because he knew the care was free–something he learned in his native country– I began making it my routine to ask people why they came to this particular hospital. Without exception, every single one of the hundred or so illegals I interviewed told me “Because it was free.” Wow!

In the TB case in Florida, they really did not spend that much money if one compares that amount ($500,000 of 2009 dollars over 1 and 1/2 years) with the amounts doctors spend commonly on their illegal hospitalized patients.

I can remember spending $100,000 tax dollars on just one women from Guatemala in a little more than two weeks–and that was 1989 dollars. My experience was not unique. There was a man from Honduras who was stricken with Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease that stayed on the acute neurology service for over 7 years at a base cost of $2,000 a day (strictly because of red tape as the person responsible for his transfer to a lower level of care was a member of the SEIU and could not be fired). The Guatemalan national was finally moved to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) with a cost of just under $4,000 a month (after the SEIU member retired and a new person took their place). When I said with disbelief, “$4,000 a month!”, they head of the department said, “Hey, that’s better than $2,000 a day!

Redistribution, ain’t it grand (four a month in this case)!

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Your future and a do-it-yourself guide on how to stop illegal border crossings.

If you believe the invasion of illegals is just a trumped up inconvenience for Texas rednecks, think again. You who are not Texan are going to lose your country too, and to people from failed nations all over the world (not just Central American socialists). The people who are invading are not coming here for religious or philosophic freedom, they are coming to take your stuff! Yes, the illegals will help all of America become very familiar with Shakespeare’s “et tu brute?”

Othal E. Brand Jr. from the border town of Hidalgo, Texas, is a man in control, and as such, when drug cartels began exploiting the stretch of river at the water pump station he runs, he took things into his own hands. He built a Border Patrol-friendly boat ramp, watchtower and helicopter pad to beef up security there at the pump station. “My men built that boat ramp about three years ago after they were shot at,” Brand said. “It’s the only boat ramp on a 20-mile stretch of the river.

We used to have traffic everyday. But our traffic here is zero right now. That’s because I’ve put up cameras which I give the Border Patrol access to. I’ve put in paths and roads; I’ve cleared a staging area for them; I have Wi-FI; I have backup power. At night, it’s lit (up) like a Christmas tree out here. I’ve made our area friendly for law enforcement. It has absolutely stopped all the (illegal) traffic.”

However, his sense of security is tentative, “The Rio Grande sector (of the southern border) is the shortest distance to Central America,” Brand said. “I’m not comfortable. You stop the (illegal) traffic, and the minute you leave and divert (border enforcement) resources elsewhere, they come back.”

The pump station of Water Improvement District 3, one of 26 water districts on the Rio Grande, isn’t exactly the center of the border crisis. But center or not, “Last year we found eight bodies in the river here,” Brand said. “Four of them had no heads. None of them drowned.”

Most of those who illegally enter the United States through the river here do not willingly give themselves up, as is often the case with unaccompanied children from Central America or mothers with children.
Just to make sure you known—since April of this year alone—there have been over 300,000 illegal immigrants caught crossing the southern border of which only 53,000 have been children under 18. That is twice the number of people who invaded Normandy during the D-Day invasion!

But 300,000 is only a fraction of the illegal traffic, as this is only the ones that were caught crossing the southern border. If you want to see the illegals from the Eastern Bloc countries, the Caribbean, Deep-South America, or Asia, then you have to include the East and Left coasts. For example, did you know there is a sizable population of Brazilians in the tiny little town of Falmouth, Massachusetts on Cape Cod? Now, not all of these Brazilians are illegal (just all the ones I talked with). But it is not just Brazil, as Ireland was well represented in the group of illegals on the cape. Closer to home, there is an entire high-rise building in Marina Del Rey, California full of former citizens of the Soviet Union—all of whom are receiving tax payer-supported welfare, but I digress…

When Othal grew up on the Rio Grande, it wasn’t like this—and that applies to all the border towns along the Texas frontier with Mexico.
Brand, 61, has lived in McAllen since 1955 and he remembers when he used to play at the river, barbecuing and camping.

When drug violence exploded in the last decade, Brand says, he began to lose his sense of security. He is not the only one! Trips into Mexico used to be a common occurrence for people from my home section of Texas too, but that started to become imprudent in the 90’s, and for the last dozen years nobody from the American side dares go into Mexico by choice.

Now the same people who have made Mexico and Central America what it is today are going to remake the U.S. in their own image.

Original article by Josh Siegal, but edited heavily in this posting by the philistines at BloggingForLiberty.

To see the entire, unedited article–including a video–please see:
http://dailysignal.com/2014/07/21/border-crossings-stop-texas-man-takes-security-hands/

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So, is unabated immigration dangerous?

Besides the psychological, physical, and sexual abuse visited on many of the young illegals that make the journey to this country, what dangers are there of this mass migration?

Reshaping the political landscape from capitalism to statism will undoubtedly result as more and more people with socialist and communist ideologies – who will vote for the same types of government that are extant in their counties of origin – are distributed throughout this nation. But this process of reshaping will take at least a decade to peak. More immediate is the stress that these new needy immigrants will visit on the welfare systems of the communities to which they settle, as the continuous process of redistribution of private property from the  “Haves” to the new “Have-Nots” marches on. But despite the looming disasters described above, perhaps the most insidious calamity to soon appear in a town near you is the breakdown of public health.

Yes, not nearly as exciting or headline commanding as the moniker of “humanitarian crisis” is the under-appreciated threat of  new disease that will absolutely result  from government-sanctioned deposition of unscreened illegals into otherwise disease-free populations. Not just disease that leads to discomfort, but also disease that leads to death.

Not meaning to announce the end of the world, I think you should be reminded that Total Drug Resistant (TDR) tuberculosis (TB) – TB that can’t be stopped – has been discovered in Iran, Italy, and India.  Each victim of TB, whether carrying a strain that is completely sensitive or TDR ,  infects an average of 10 to 15 others every year – typically through sneezing or coughing. Now, I realize that these cases of TDR were discovered in counties on the other side of the ocean, but you should know that  in 2009 a very interesting case of  TB was discovered in Florida.

The Florida case involved a Peruvian teenager who was infected with a particularly resistant strain of TB at home in South America, but diagnosed while visiting Florida.  The young Peruvian was successfully treated for a year and a half with experimentally high doses of medicines not typically used for TB, costing the state of Florida tax payers about $500,000. That was just one case of one particular disease.

So, is unabated immigration dangerous? Maybe, but for sure it is expensive!

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