I have been watching the Ebola situation as it unravels in the US media. As I have stated a few months ago, with my Ebola Report, I am extremely suspect of the storyline that we are being given. It appears that the events are not some massive bungling exercise in ineptitude, but it is rather proceeding with foreknowledge and malice aforethought. Be very wary of any proposed federal solutions - or even ones they sanction; these can come in the form of allowing a problem to fester until the public demands harsh action.
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Big sunspot AR2192 has grown even bigger, spreading across 1/3rd more solar terrain today than it did yesterday. ...On Oct. 20th, NOAA forecasters boosted the odds of an M-class flare to 60% and an X-flare to 20%. ...The next X-flare, if one occurs, will be even more geoeffective as the sunspot turns toward Earth.
...the 43 were part of an initial 48 people who were being monitored because they had contact with Mr. Duncan before he was admitted to the hospital on Sept. 28. ...About 120 more people continue to be monitored for symptoms.
“They don’t need the whole suit – as such – because they’re not going to be in contact with any of the people,” the commander of U.S. troops in Africa said. ...will primarily be building hospitals, ultimately leading what could be a contingent of 4,000 American service members.
It's the second meeting in as many days on Ebola that Klain hasn’t attended after being appointed into the position on Friday.
Editor: It's deliberate. It's planned. It's intentional. All of it.
Behemoth sunspot AR2192 has unleashed an X1-class solar flare. ...More X-flares are likely as AR2192 turns toward Earth in the days ahead.
...has tested negative for the disease, and in Texas some of the dozens of people still being monitored were expected to be cleared on Sunday and Monday. ...On Sunday and Monday, more were expected to end 21 days of monitoring for fever and other symptoms.
...can screen for the genetic markers of a wide number of respiratory, gastro-intestinal and other illness, including Ebola, but only with the right “kit” in place. Current FDA guidelines would not have allowed Dallas Presbyterian Hospital to get that kit. ...it’s one of the machines that the military is currently using to screen for Ebola in Africa. ...BioFire Diagnostics, a Utah-based firm that produces disease detection technology, confirmed that the Dallas Presbyterian Hospital did in fact have one of the machines (possibly for as long as two years) sitting on the shelf when Duncan came in.
Hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza participated in a Hamas-organised rally Friday over Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque ...The rally was also attended by other Palestinian factions, including the militant Islamic Jihad.
The sunspot's primary dark core could swallow our entire planet with room to spare. This sunspot could cause a sharp increase in solar activity over the weekend.
The excitement continues to build as Comet Siding Spring rapidly approaches the Red Planet ...The comet will come within 139,500 km (86,000 miles) [about 1/3rd the distance between Earth and the Moon] above the [Mar's] planet’s surface on Sunday.
Millions of people across North America could have a chance to observe a partial solar eclipse next week, weather permitting.
Infowars.com is calling for a general strike across the United States in response to the federal government’s botched response to the Ebola outbreak and the Obama administration’s refusal to block flights coming in from West Africa.
Editor: I am NOT a fan of Infowars or Alex Jones - NOR am I a fan of this idea. This is a problem-reaction - create a problem to where the people beg for the reaction. With all of the suspicious activity heretofore regarding ebola, this does seem to be rather 'convenient' - and pointless on top of that.
The incident understandably alarmed passengers and crew alike. New York Republican Congressman Peter King immediately fired off a letter to the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection (CBP) demanding to know how CDC officials were able to make such a determination so quickly. ...after a “cursory examination,” officials gave the all clear.
Editor: The data no longer shows on USGS site...
...temporarily closed three of its campuses after a family of four, including two students from the district, traveled on the same flight as a nurse who has since been diagnosed with Ebola. ...expects to reopen the schools on Monday. Campuses and some school buses were disinfected on Thursday by the same decontamination firm that cleaned Texas Health Presbyterian
...she had recently returned from Africa vomited outside the Pentagon on Friday, prompting police to close a parking lot and entrance amid concerns about the spread of the Ebola virus.
In addition to the unannounced drills at hospitals, New York will expand the tests to college campuses, subways and mass transit areas.
...the subway drills, also using actors, are designed to better prepare transit workers for the possibility an infected patient becoming ill on the subway. ...Asked what practical steps New Yorkers could take to protect themselves, Zucker urged New Yorkers to get their flu shot. The flu, also a virus, can cause fever and stomach pains, the same early symptoms of Ebola. It would help health officials if they could quickly eliminate that as a possibility if someone walks in to an emergency room with those symptoms.
Editor: Many people who get the flu shot actually get the flu and symptoms!!! Do not get the flu shot. This may also be a transition step to get people used to mass 'vaccination'. The creation of increased flu symptoms is only going to clog the system up royally...
...the U.S. Government has confirmed one of the cruise passengers to have very mild Ebola symptoms. ...The Belize Coast Guard is currently preventing anyone from leaving the ship, including the Belizean pilot on board.
Editor: Related: Worker who may have handled Ebola specimen on cruise
Palestinians, fearing Israel planned to restrict access to the site for Muslims, clashed with Israeli police there earlier this week when security forces arrived for what a police spokesman said was an attempt to stop them from "staging a riot and disrupting visits".
"We hope that our partners will realise the recklessness of attempts to blackmail Russia, will remember the risks that a spat between major nuclear powers incurs for strategic stability,"
...seen in close proximity to Dallas Ebola patient Amber Vinson (while the rest of the members of staff are fully protected) was unprotected...
While Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization officials continue to insist Ebola cannot be transmitted by air from one person to another, an Army manual clearly warns the virus could be an airborne threat in certain circumstances. The handbook published by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, USAMRID, titled “USAMRID’s Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook,” is now in its seventh edition.
The Colombian government in South America later announced it would bar entry by anyone who has traveled to five African nations within the preceding four weeks.
...in West Africa on Thursday, as lawmakers criticized his administration's efforts to contain the disease at home. ...News that one of the nurses, Amber Vinson, traveled aboard a commercial airliner while running a slight fever ratcheted up public health concerns on Wednesday, prompting several schools in Ohio and Texas to close because people with ties to the schools shared the flight with Vinson.
Editor: Be prepared for an increasing number if disruptions...
The Ohio Department of Health issued new Ebola quarantine protocols for local health departments that go beyond those issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...Two schools in the Cleveland area were also closed because of the disease: A teacher at one school was “suspected of having contact with an affected person,” and the teacher at another school was on a different flight “but perhaps the same aircraft” as Vinson.
The county “has the potential to suffer widespread or severe damage, injury, loss or threat of life resulting from the Ebola virus,” according to a proposed draft of the declaration.
Frontier responded immediately upon notification from the CDC by removing the aircraft from service and is working closely with CDC to identify and contact customers who may traveled on flight 1143.
Editor: As I have said from the beginning, I am more worried about the ramifications and ripple effects from the ebola reactions. Notice the increasing disruptions...
...in response to the lawsuit, attorneys for the City of Houston have subpoenaed several area pastors not a party to the lawsuit, and have issued discovery requests demanding copies of their sermons, as well as other communications, to see if they have ever spoken against the city or the ordinance.
A second case of Ebola among the nearly 100 doctors, nurses and assistants who helped treat Mr. Duncan for 10 days at Presbyterian was not unexpected.
A second Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital worker who tested positive for Ebola flew on a commercial flight from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday, the day before she reported symptoms of the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. ...did not exhibit any symptoms while on the flight ...accused the hospital of sending contaminated lab specimens from Duncan through the same hospital tube system used for all patients, rather than specially sealing or hand delivering them.
“The extent of fault creep controls the size and timing of large earthquakes, and measuring that creep rate helps tell us how much strain is building up on the faults underground — although it can’t tell us when a fault will rupture in a quake,” said geophysicist James J. Lienkaemper of the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, who led the study.
...comet the size of a mountain will come within 87,000 miles of Mars on Oct. 19 ...comet C/2013 A1, also known as comet Siding Spring ...Scientists estimate that its nucleus is between half a mile and 5 miles wide.
Editor: Related: Comet Siding Spring’s close encounter with Mars - "Passing at a distance of only 87,000 miles – that’s little more than 1/3 the distance between Earth and our moon – it’ll be a near miss of the Red Planet."
NNU will host a national call-in conference call Wednesday with nurses across the U.S. to discuss concerns about U.S. hospital readiness for Ebola. “Our call was set before today’s announcement based on steady reports from nurses at multiple hospitals who are alarmed at the inadequate preparation they see at their hospitals. The time to act is long overdue,”
Electricity was knocked out in parts of San Salvador by the quake, which was felt in Guatemala City and as far away as San Jose, Costa Rica. The quake was preceded by a 4.5 magnitude temblor near the Costa Rican coast, according to the USGS. “There are no reports of major damage”...
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