A Texas healthcare worker who provided care for Thomas Eric Duncan (who died on Wednesday), has tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus.
At a Sunday morning press conference at the hospital, it was confirmed that a close contact of the healthcare worker – who officials said was wearing full protective gear when he or she made contact with Duncan – has also been placed, “proactively”, in isolation. The new case is the first person-to-person transmission of the disease in the US.
Dr Tom Frieden, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said the diagnosis of the healthcare worker showed there had been a clear breach of safety protocol at the hospital.
“We’re deeply concerned about this new development,” Frieden said on CBS. “I think the fact that we don’t know of a breach in protocol is concerning because clearly there was a breach in protocol. We have the ability to prevent the spread of Ebola by caring safely for patients.”
The worker was reported to be in stable condition in isolation at the Texas Health Presbyterian hospital in Dallas. MSN
Bethany Paquette a graduate of Trinity Western applied to work for Amaruk Wilderness Corp. Trinity Western is a Christian University in B.C, Canada. Paquette is a biology graduate and an experienced river rafting guide, she applied to be a wilderness guide for Amaruk’s Canadian operations in the North. She was rejected and attacked in emails from Amaruk Wilderness company executives because of her Christian values. CBC News is questioning whether the business and its jobs even exist as other women come forward who received bizarre and inappropriate responses to their job applications to wilderness company Amaruk.
“He wrote that she wasn’t qualified and “unlike Trinity Western University, we embrace diversity, and the right of people to sleep with or marry whoever they want.”
Two individuals of a Norwegian company in Canada turned down a native Canadian’s job application based upon her graduating from a Christian University.
In the rejection email, Amundsen also wrote: “The Norse background of most of the guys at the management level means that we are not a Christian organization, and most of us actually see Christianity as having destroyed our culture, tradition and way of life.”
The background they embrace is Viking and Norsemen, the Christianity they claim “destroyed” their culture was willingly embraced by the Norwegian people.
Friends of Ashoka Mukpo have launched a GoFundMe campaign to help with his medical bills. Mukpo is the freelance cameraman who contracted Ebola in Liberia fighting for his like at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
According to a GoFundMe campaign launched Monday by his friends, Ashoka Mukpo’s medical bills could run in excess of $500,000.
The cost of the evacuation flight from Liberia to Omaha alone cost $150,000, not including the 40-person medical team that accompanied him on the flight, according to the campaign. Mukpo did have travelers’ insurance, but the policy excludes “catastrophic events or outbreaks,” and won’t pay for the treatment, according to the GoFundMe campaign.
Doctors at the Texas hospital that treated Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian national who became the first person to die of Ebola on U.S. soil, told Bloomberg that care can cost $1,000 per hour.
Nebraska’s Lincoln Public School district has taken politically correct gender inclusiveness to a strange level. Instead of referring to the students as boys and girls use nonsensical terms to avoid gender inclusive ones such as “purple penguins”. Calling a child by an animal name is derogatory. A child is not a purple penguin.
Purple penguins? A teacher could just say “students” or “class”.
One parent sent out emials to other parents calling for them to join her at the October school board meeting. ” By sidelining academic teacher training and replacing it with social re-engineering, the LPS administration has placed a higher priority on social reformation than on education, the email read.” DailyMail
A Nebraska school district has instructed its teachers to stop referring to students by “gendered expressions” such as “boys and girls,” and use “gender inclusive” ones such as “purple penguins” instead.
“Don’t use phrases such as ‘boys and girls,’ ‘you guys,’ ‘ladies and gentlemen,’ and similarly gendered expressions to get kids’ attention,” instructs a training document given to middle-school teachers at the Lincoln Public Schools. “Create classroom names and then ask all of the ‘purple penguins’ to meet on the rug,” it advises.
The document also warns against asking students to “line up as boys or girls,” and suggests asking them to line up by whether they prefer “skateboards or bikes/milk or juice/dogs or cats/summer or winter/talking or listening.”
Islamic terrorists have entered the United States through the Mexican border and Homeland Security sources tell Judicial Watch that four have been apprehended in the last 36 hours by federal authorities and the Texas Department of Public Safety in McAllen and Pharr.
JW confirmed this after California Congressman Duncan Hunter, a former Marine Corp Major and member of the House Armed Services Committee, disclosed on national television that at least ten Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) fighters have been caught crossing the Mexican border in Texas. The veteran lawmaker got the astounding intel straight from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Homeland Security agency responsible for guarding the 1,933-mile southern border.
“If you really want to protect Americans from ISIS, you secure the southern border,” Hunter proclaimed on a national cable news show this week. “It’s that simple. ISIS doesn’t have a navy, they don’t have an air force, they don’t have nuclear weapons. The only way that ISIS is going to harm Americans is by coming in through the southern border – which they already have.” The three-term congressmen went on: “They aren’t flying B-1 bombers, bombing American cities, but they are going to be bombing American cities coming across from Mexico.” Judicial Watch
Be an informed voter, view public campaign contributions to leading federal candidates from Islamist groups at ‘Islamist Money In Politics’.
PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Prominent Islamists in the United States have donated almost $700,000 to federal candidates over the past 15 years, according to a new initiative of the Middle East Forum’s Islamist Watch project.
Islamist Money in Politics (IMIP) shines a light on Islamist political influence in the United States by making public the campaign contributions of leading figures in six of America’s most important Islamist groups. IMIP compiles such donations into a sortable database, holding politicians accountable for accepting funds from sources linked to such organizations as the Muslim Brotherhood – which explicitly sees its work in America as “a kind of grand jihad to eliminate and destroy Western civilization from within.”
Associates of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), national and local, lead the way, giving candidates for federal office over $430,000. The group was named an “unindicted co-conspirator” in America’s largest terror financing case where a federal judge found “ample evidence” of CAIR’s link to Hamas; also, “the FBI does not view CAIR as an appropriate liaison partner,” and recent court documents found the group concealing foreign donations through shell organizations.
A courageous Kurdish woman fighting ISIS for Kobane blew herself and 10 ISIS terrorist up to help slow down the advancing horde.
The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the woman, who was from a unit of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), broke into an ISIS bastion around the eastern outskirts of Kobane, or Ayn al-Arab in Arabic.
She clashed with enemy fighters, fired grenades and then detonated herself with a grenade. SOHR added that clashes continue between the two sides around dozens of points around Kobane, with the ISIS in possession of some 350 villages around the city. Rudaw
Deilar Kanj Khamis, known by the nom de guerre Arin Mirkan, blew herself up at an IS position east of the border town, killing ten jihadists.
It was the first known case of a female Kurdish fighter carrying out a suicide bomb against IS. According to tributes on Twitter, she was a mother with two children, though this was unconfirmed.
While there is little else known about the woman, she was a member of the Women’s Protection Unit, a branch of the Peoples Protection Units (YPG). The force has more than 10,000 female fighters who played a major role in the battles against the IS group.
Yesterday the force suggested all of their fighters would martyr themselves if it meant defeating IS and protecting the pivotal border town. DaillyMail
The FBI said the person in the ISIS execution video speaks with a North American accent. The FBI is seeking information about the identity of the individual seen in a video released in September by ISIS.
The video does not show the execution.
The FBI on Tuesday asked for the public’s help in identifying an English-speaking militant who appeared to help execute Syrian soldiers in an ISIS recruitment video released last month.
In the 55-minute video titled “Flames of War,” the jihadist switches from classical Arabic to perfect English with a North American accent, and appears to orchestrate a mass execution of Syrian soldiers.
The FBI reached out to the public on its website Tuesday, posting a portion of the video and asking whether anyone has information about the jihadist’s identity. CNN
4 men that had returned to the UK from Syria were arrested for plotting to beheld innocent people in public in London.
London police arrested four men Tuesday in an ongoing terror investigation. On “The Real Story” today, we learned that the alleged plot involved beheading people on the streets of London.
Authorities said the men, who are in their early 20s, were arrested after warrants were executed at various addresses. One of the men was tasered, but did not require medical attention, FoxNews.com reported.
Gretchen Carlson talked to UK Telegraph defense editor Con Coughlin, who confirmed that the plot was to behead innocent people in public, citing Scotland Yard and intelligence officials.
Coughlin said the plot involved jihadists who had come back from Syria. He likened the horrific plot to the brutal public murder of British soldier Lee Rigby in May 2013.
A Spanish nurse who treated an Ebola victim in Madrid has become the first person in the world to contract the deadly virus outside of Africa.
The unnamed nurse worked at Madrid’s Carlos III Hospital, was part of the team that treated Spanish priest Manuel Garcia Viejo. Viejo was brought back from Africa last month to be treated in Spain for the deadly Ebola virus. DailyMail
An enormous number of brands we find on supermarket shelves are owned by 10 multinationals, according to an amazing infographic from French blog Convergence Alimentaire.
The infographic shows a mix of connections. Many of the parent companies may own, own shares in, or partner with the branch networks. The Monster engergy drink is distributed by Coca-Cola. The chart has not been updated to reflect the recent P&G’s sale of Pringles to Kelloggs.
You have probably heard of the big company names but it is amazing to see what some of these giant companies own or are partners with (click graphic to view larger version).
Unilever is an Anglo–Dutch multinational consumer goods company co-headquartered in London, England and Rotterdam, Netherlands. It has more than 400 brands that include Lifebouy, Sunlight, Pond’s, Q-tips, and Skippy peanut butter.
Yum brands, a spinoff of Pepsi, owns KFC and Taco bell. All Yum brand restaurants sell only sell Pepsi products because of a speical partnership with Pepsi.
Nestle, famous for chocolate, is the biggest food company in the world, owning thousands of different brands worldwide. Included is L’Oreal shampoo, Gerber baby food, and pet food makers Purina and Friskies.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life. -Theodore Roosevelt