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Ebola Patient in Dallas is a Liberian National Named Thomas Eric Duncan; He Had Taken Dying Ebola Patient to the Hospital in Liberia, and Thus Knew He was at Extremely High Risk of being Infected, but Responded with Reckless Disregard for Others; Duncan wasn’t “Visiting”; He’d Come to Stay; Thousands of Dallas Schoolchildren at Risk, Due to Contact with Duncan

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
 

Schoolchildren exposed in US Ebola scare: Texas governor Rick Perry reveals fears for kids and says 18 Americans may have virus after hospital sent infected man home

Five students attended four different Dallas schools this week after possibly being in close contact with the Ebola patient over the weekend

The Ebola patient was named today as Thomas Eric Duncan, who had traveled to the U.S. from Liberia on September 20 to visit family

Mr Duncan, a Liberian national, quarantined at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital since Sunday

The children who came in contact with Mr Duncan are showing no symptoms and are now being monitored at home

The schools are on high alert with additional health and custodia staff as an added precaution

Mr Duncan arrived in U.S. on September 20 - after flying from Liberia via Brussels in Belgium - but did not develop symptoms until September 24

He attended Texas Health Presbyterian on September 26 - but was dismissed with antibiotics and 'not asked details about his travel history'

Mr Duncan may have contracted Ebola while helping carrying his landlord's seriously ill daughter to hospital in Liberia. She died the next day
 

By Dan Bates and Paul Thompson in Dallas, Texas and Louise Boyle and Zoe Szathmary
Published: 16:09 EST, 30 September 2014 | Updated: 20:04 EST, 1 October 2014
Mail Online

Schoolchildren in Texas may be at risk from Ebola today after five children who attend four different Dallas schools came in close contact with the first patient diagnosed with the deadly virus on U.S. soil.

Officials said on Wednesday that the students were in school this week after possibly being in contact with the patient over the weekend when he had become contagious.

The Ebola patient was named today as Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian national who had traveled to the U.S. from Liberia on September 20 to visit family.

His sister Mai Wureh said her sick brother told officials the first time he went to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital that he was visiting from the West African country in the so-called 'Ebola hot zone' - before he was sent home with antibiotics, a critically missed opportunity to prevent others being exposed to the disease.

Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles said on Wednesday the children who came in contact with Mr Duncan are showing no symptoms and are now being monitored at home. As an added precaution, Miles says additional health and custodial staff will be at the high, middle and two elementary schools the students attend.

Mr Duncan's family are among up to 18 people being monitored after exposure to the man along with the ambulance crew who transported him to hospital.
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Texas Governor Rick Perry sought to reassure citizens on Wednesday as it was revealed that five children who came in close contact with the Ebola patient had attended four different Dallas schools this week

Ebola patient had contact with school children - Gov Perry


As health officials scrambled to contain the infection, Texas Governor Rick Perry said at a hospital press conference on Wednesday that he had 'full confidence' in Texas medical teams when it came to the safety and welfare of citizens, adding that only those who came in close contact with the patient when he was contagious were at risk.

Dr Mark Lester also confirmed that a nurse asked Mr Duncan on his first visit whether he had been in an area affected by the Ebola outbreak that has killed thousands in West Africa but that the 'information was not fully communicated throughout the whole team'.

Mr Duncan underwent basic blood tests but not an Ebola screening.

Mr Duncan is now in a 'serious but stable condition' and has been quarantined since Sunday - although he was in the U.S. for almost a week before being isolated. He is 'awake, talking and asking for food', doctors said today.

According to The New York Times, Mr Duncan worked for shipping company in the Liberian capital Monrovia but had recently quit his job and gotten a visa to come to the U.S.

The TImes also revealed that Mr Duncan may contracted Ebola while helping carrying his landlord's seriously ill daughter to hospital. She passed away from the virus the following day. The landlord's son and two neighbors who came in contact with the woman also died.



The Ivy Apartments in North Dallas, Texas where Mr Duncan was staying with his sister and several young children before he was rushed away in an ambulance on September 28


The ambulance which carried Thomas Eric Duncan suffering from Ebola has been cordoned off at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in an effort to prevent the spread of Ebola following the first diagnosis on U.S. soil

Crew who transported Ebola patient restricted to homes



The Liberian government said on Wednesday that the man showed no signs of fever or symptoms of the virus when he left Liberia for the United States via Brussels on September 19.

The patient showed no symptoms of the disease during his journey - which also included a stop en route in Brussels, Belgium.

Belgium’s health ministry said U.S. experts had advised Brussels that the man was indeed not displaying symptoms and so would not have been in a position to pass on the virus. A spokesman said that Belgium therefore did not need to trace fellow passengers or crew of Brussel Airlines, one of a very few operators still flying to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Mr Duncan began to develop symptoms of Ebola on September 24, four days after arriving in the U.S.

He sought medical care on September 26 at Texas Presbyterian Hospital - where he was sent home.

On September 28, Mr Duncan was rushed to hospital in an ambulance while vomiting and was quarantined.
It raised the frightening prospect that he was mixing freely with others for a full four days while showing symptoms of the virus - the time when Ebola is most contagious.

A team of CDC 'disease detectives' arrived in Dallas on Wednesday and were going door-to-door to find out who may have come in contact with the man while he was contagious with Ebola.



Mr Duncan, who traveled to the U.S. from Liberia last month, has been quarantined at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas (pictured) in critical condition with the Ebola virus, health officials said on Tuesday

Texas Hospital confirm they are treating Ebola patient

Residents living in the same apartment block that is 'ground zero' for the Ebola outbreak in Dallas today spoke of their fears.

Despite reassurances from health chiefs that the deadly virus has been contained many residents are fearful that they might have been infected.

Sources within the Dallas Fire Department said the man carrying the Ebola virus was picked up by an ambulance from the Ivy Apartment complex in North Dallas.

The Ebola patient is thought to live in a ground floor flat at the complex with his family.

Mother-of-three, Elizabeth Rayo, watched the victim being taken out of his flat and pushed on a gurney into the back of an ambulance.

'I could not see his face, but just saw the ambulance outside and he was being loaded in,' she told Mail Online. 'I know he lives in the same block as me, but I do not know his name.'

TIMELINE OF EBOLA DIAGNOSIS
September 19 - Man boards flight in Liberia
September 20 - Man lands in Dallas
September 24 - Man starts to develop symptoms
September 26 - Man goes to hospital but is sent home with antibiotics
September 28 - Man placed in isolation in Dallas hospital
September 30 - Man's blood tests positive for Ebola

Ms Rayo said the residents had no idea at the time that the victim had the highly-contagious disease.

She did not see any health officials at the complex, which is mostly home to newly, arrived immigrants from Africa and India.

[Why would an apartment complex be “home to newly arrived immigrants from Africa and India”? they must be refugee-grifters that we’re paying for.]

'No one said anything to us. I only found out that this was the place when the media turned up,' she said.

The 29-year-old, who has lived at the Ivy Apartments for two years, said: 'Of course I am very worried. I have three children. If the man had Ebola we should have been told. We should have been allowed to leave.'

There was no sign of any CDC activity at the complex which is comprised of apartments in two-story blocks set around a large car park. The managers of the apartment complex evicted media saying it was private property.

A manager, who identified herself as Sally, shouted at media to leave claiming she has no idea the Ebola victim lived within the complex.

Two police cars arrived to escort media from the premises while traffic cones were placed across the entrance.

Several residents spoken to by MailOnline were unaware that Ebola victim lived in the apartment complex which is home to more than 400 people.

Residents pay $800 a month for a two-bedroom apartment. [Hundreds of Indians and Africans just randomly leased apartments there.]

Other local residents were concerned that the complex had not been placed into quarantine.
Mother Toni Gomez, who lives opposite the complex, said: 'Yes, I am scared. Who wants to live next to somewhere where there is such a horrible virus? I think the place should at least be sealed off and no one allowed to go in and out.'

Ms Gomez, who was clutching her one-year-old daughter Demaruia, added: 'I’m really concerned because I have to live here with my family.'

During the afternoon a man in his 20s arrived at the apartment holding what appeared to be a roll of black garbage bags and went in to the house, suggesting the family are disposing of items which may have been infected.

Two women in their 20s also visited the apartment for a short while.

At one point a young boy aged around four could be seen peering through the drawn blinds of the apartment that looked out onto the parking lot.

UN's Ban Ki-moon calls for unity to tackle Ebola crisis




Health workers in protective suits at Island Hospital in Monrovia on September 30. Liberia has been hit the hardest by the worst ever outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 3,000 people in West Africa

Dallas County Health Department was forced to deny that a second male patient was being closely monitored today after media reports.

The ambulance crew who transported Mr Duncan all tested negative for Ebola on Wednesday but have been placed in 'reverse isolation' at their homes for the next 21 days as a precaution.

Ambulance 37 which transported him to the hospital has been cordoned off. There are concerns after it was used to move patients for two days after the Ebola patient but hospital officials have reassured citizens that it was properly sterilized.

The man arrived in the U.S. on September 20 from the West African region, where the disease has been rapidly spreading since its outbreak last December.

While en route to the U.S., Mr Duncan also traveled through Brussels in Belgium, the Liberian Ministry of Information confirmed today.

There is believed to be no risk to anyone who traveled on the same flight from Liberia because he did not have any symptoms at the time. The virus is not contagious until symptoms develop and is then transmitted via bodily fluids.

Health officials are investigating the misdiagnosis and why the patient's isolation was delayed despite his symptoms and his travel history.

A source told CNN that no one had asked Mr Duncan if he had recently traveled.

The CDC recommends that all medical facilities ask patients who present with Ebola symptoms about countries they have visited.

Community leaders are also assisting medical professionals in the hunt for those who need to be tested while trying to quell panic in the local Dallas community.
Stanley Gaye, president of the Liberian Community Association of Dallas-Fort Worth, told MailOnline on Wednesday that he believed Mr Duncan was in his 50s.

He understood that the man had been visiting his wife or fiancée and the house he had been staying had a lot of children living there.

Mr Gaye said at a community meeting on Tuesday: 'We've been telling people to try to stay away from social gatherings.

'We need to know who it is so that they (family members) can all go get tested. If they are aware, they should let us know. We are very concerned about it'.

Alben Tarty, spokesman for the association, said he was keen to avoid a panic but that he wanted anyone infected to come forward. Mr Tarty said: 'It's scary for them'.



The total number of deaths from the Ebola virus in West Africa, using data collected by September 23

The patient was admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and isolated on September 28. according to Centers for Disease Control Director Tom Frieden.
Mr Duncan is reportedly not being treated with the experimental serum ZMapp - because there is none left.

AMBULANCE CREW WHO TRANSPORTED EBOLA PATIENT FACE NERVOUS WAIT IN ISOLATION

The ambulance crew who transported Ebola-stricken Thomas Eric Duncan have tested negative for the virus, it was reported today, but will be placed in isolation for three weeks as a precaution.

The three individuals have been sent home in 'reverse isolation' for 21 days - the full length of time in which symptoms can appear.

Ebola sufferers usually show symptoms in eight to ten days.

They must report their temperatures daily and any changes in health to the CDC, Fox reported. If they develop a fever or any other symptoms, they will be immediately quarantined.

Their family and friends are also being monitored.

Dallas Fire-Rescue Assistant Chief Norman Seals told Fox that his crew's 'quick-thinking' meant that precautions like gloves and masks were immediately put in place when they recognized the man's symptoms and found out his travel history.
The ambulance used by the Fire Station 37 crew has also been cordoned off - but there are concerns because it was used for two days after the patient was transported but before Ebola was confirmed.

Dr Frieden said there was no risk to anyone on the airplane because the patient had no symptoms at the time of the flight.

It is not clear how the patient became infected. [Where’s the copyeditor or re-write man? The story already said that Duncan almost certainly got it from his landlord’s dying daughter.]


'From the information that we have now, it does not appear the individual was involved in the response to Ebola, but that's something we'll investigate more,' he said on Tuesday.

Asked how many people the patient may have had close contact with, the CDC Director said: 'I think a handful is the right characterization.'

Mr Duncan is not believed to have gone to any other hospitals in the area.

President Obama is aware of the patient's Ebola diagnosis and the public health investigation, the White House said.

Dr Frieden said he believed the case also marked the first time this strain of Ebola has been diagnosed outside of West Africa.

Mr Duncan is being kept in isolation and the hospital is following Centers for Disease Control recommendations to keep doctors, staff and patients safe.

Dr Edward Goodman, epidemiologist for Texas Health Presbyterian, said the hospital had a plan for handling Ebola should a suspected case emerge and was 'well prepared' to provide care.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings told CBS DFW: 'We have quarantined both [the ambulance crew that took the patient to the hospital] and the unit itself to make sure that nothing was there that can be spread.'


An ambulance pulls into the Dallas Fire-Rescue station 37 today. Three crew have been isolated after they came in contact with the first Ebola patient to be diagnosed on U.S. soil. They have tested negative but every precaution is being taken

First case of Ebola in the US confirmed by CDC





The CDC has indicated which portions of West Africa where Ebola is being transmitted between people


CDC Director Tom Frieden said the male patient took a plane from Liberia to the U.S. on September 19 and was admitted to hospital on September 28

He added: 'First and foremost, we gotta have our thoughts and prayers for this man, who is very sick and hopefully he'll get well. But we're gonna sure everybody else is safe at the same time.'

The patient's symptoms and recent travel indicated a case of Ebola.

Specimens from the patient were tested by a state lab and confirmed by a separate test by the Centers for Disease Control, said Carrie Williams, spokeswoman for the Texas Department of State Health Services.

The hospital is reviewing why Mr Duncan was initially sent home with antibiotics.
Zachary Thompson, director of Dallas County Health & Human Services, said health officials in North Texas are well equipped to care for the patient.

'This is not Africa,' he told Dallas station WFAA. 'We have a great infrastructure to deal with an outbreak.'

Twelve other people in the U.S. have been tested for Ebola since July 27, according to the CDC. All of those tests were negative.

Four U.S. aid workers who became infected while volunteering in West Africa have been treated in special isolation facilities in hospitals in Atlanta and Nebraska.

A U.S. doctor exposed to the virus in Sierra Leone is under observation in a similar facility at the National Institutes of Health.

HOW THE U.S. WOKE UP TO VIRUS THREAT: THE AMERICANS WITH EBOLA

Though the nationality of the man being treated in Dallas, Texas has not been publicly disclosed, four Americans made headlines after they came into contact with the Ebola virus in West Africa.

Three of those individuals became sick, but have since been released from the hospital.

Dr Kent Brantly


Dr Kent Brantly, a doctor with Samaritan's Purse in Libera, contracted Ebola while treating patients in West Africa. He is pictured being released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia on August 21 after being cleared of the disease

Brantly wrote in a Time magazine column that he and his family moved to Liberia, where he contracted the Ebola virus in July.
The Samaritan's Purse doctor was transported to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia and survived. He was treated with the experimental ZMapp serum.

Nancy Writebol


Nancy Writebol, a missionary colleague of Dr Brantly, was diagnosed with Ebola at the same time and flown to Emory. She is pictured on September 3 following her recovery. Like Dr Brantly, she was also treated with an experimental serum, called ZMapp

A missionary for SIM and Brantly's colleague who helped decontaminate medical staff treating Ebola patients, Mrs Writebol developed the Ebola virus in Liberia in July.

She, too, was transported to Emory University Hospital and survived. She was similarly treated with the experimental serum.

Dr Rick Sacra


Dr Rick Sacra was treated at Nebraska Medical Center in the isolation unit after contracting Ebola in Libera. He is pictured at a September 26 press conference following his recovery

Sacra was in Liberia with Samaritan's Purse when he became sick with Ebola.
He was flown to Nebraska Medical Center, and Brantly provided blood transfusions to help him. Dr Sacra has since been cleared of the disease and released from hospital.

Possible fourth patient

The identity of the exposed American has not been publicly listed. The National Institutes of Health said 'The patient is an American physician who was volunteering services in an Ebola treatment in Sierra Leone' and is inside the NIH Clinical Center.


An epidemic of the Ebola virus (seen here in a file photo) has killed more than 3,000 people in West Africa



Caution: Ebola is not contagious until symptoms begin, and it takes close contact with bodily fluids to spread
The U.S. has only four such isolation units. But asked whether Mr Duncan would be moved to one of those specialty facilities, Dr Frieden said there was no need and virtually any hospital can provide the proper care and infection control.

WHAT IS THE EBOLA VIRUS?

The CDC says 'Ebola was first discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo'

Four types of Ebola can make people sick, the agency says

Ebola symptoms can include fever, muscle pain, vomiting and bleeding, and can appear as long as 21 days after exposure to the virus

Ebola is not contagious until symptoms begin, and it takes close contact with bodily fluids to spread

Liberia is one of the three hardest-hit countries in the epidemic, along with Sierra Leone and Guinea

The epidemic has killed more than 3,000 people in West Africa

People boarding planes in the outbreak zone are checked for fever, but that does not guarantee that an infected person won't get through

Source: cdc.gov/Includes AP text

One of the health workers who contracted Ebola, Samaritan's Purse Dr Kent Brantly, testified to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee about prevention methods earlier this month, The National Journal reported.

'Many have used the analogy of a fire burning out of control to describe this unprecedented Ebola outbreak,' Brantly said.

'Indeed it is a fire - it is a fire straight from the pit of hell. We cannot fool ourselves into thinking that the vast moat of the Atlantic Ocean will protect us from the flames of this fire.

'Instead, we must mobilize the resources... to keep entire nations from being reduced to ashes.'

Just one day before the Dallas Ebola case was publicly confirmed, Bill Gates said at a breakfast meeting that countries should get ready to handle a possible outbreak of the deadly virus as people from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea move across borders.

'Because of that uncertainty, I am not going to hazard a guess,' Gates said when asked whether he thinks the massive ramping up of international aid over the past few weeks is enough.

'We are sorry to learn of the confirmed case of Ebola in Dallas,' Samaritan's Purse president Bruce Johnson said in a statement on Tuesday.

'This person did exactly the right thing – report to a hospital.'

He added: 'I am grateful for what we have available in the U.S. We have seen the success and survival rate of Americans cared for in a well-equipped medical center. We need to help share this with the people of West Africa.

'We will be praying for the survival of this patient and that doctors will continue to learn at a quickened pace what will help fight this epidemic across West Africa.'
Ebola symptoms can include fever, muscle pain, vomiting and bleeding, and can appear as long as 21 days after exposure to the virus.

Ebola is not contagious until symptoms begin, and it takes close contact with bodily fluids to spread.

The New York Times reported traveling medical workers are treated with suspicion, and that they must also deal with 'a belief that simply saying "Ebola" aloud makes the disease appear'.

Health officials use two primary guidelines when deciding whether to test a person for the virus - whether that person has traveled to West Africa and whether he or she has been near friends or relatives or other people who have been exposed to the virus, said CDC spokesman Jason McDonald.

Since the summer months, U.S. health officials have been preparing for the possibility that an individual traveler could unknowingly arrive with the infection.
Health authorities have advised hospitals on how to prevent the virus from spreading within their facilities.
People boarding planes in the outbreak zone are checked for fever, but that does not guarantee that an infected person won't get through. Liberia is one of the three hardest-hit countries in the epidemic, along with Sierra Leone and Guinea.
The epidemic has killed more than 3,000 people in West Africa.

BILL GATES: 'EBOLA COULD SPREAD BEYOND WEST AFRICA'

Billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates has warned that countries should get ready to handle a possible outbreak of Ebola in case it spreads further as people from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea travel across borders.

'Because of that uncertainty, I am not going to hazard a guess,' Gates said after being asked whether he thinks the massive ramping up of international aid over the past few weeks is enough.

The World Bank has started working with countries on developing plans should the highly infectious disease spread.



The lesson so far is that countries with strong primary healthcare systems already in place are well positioned to halt the march of Ebola, as Nigeria and Senegal have demonstrated in their quick response to cases there, Gates said.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funneled extra money in July and August towards Nigeria and pledged an additional $50million on September 10 to fight the epidemic, which so far has infected over 6,000 people mostly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

The World Health Organization warns the infection rate probably is three times that number and could reach 20,000 by November. The death rate is over 50 per cent.

The lesson so far is that countries with strong primary healthcare systems already in place are well positioned to halt the march of Ebola, as Nigeria and Senegal have demonstrated in their quick response to cases there, Gates said.

To contain the epidemic, the United States on September 16 announced the deployment of 3,000 military engineers and medical personnel to build 17 treatment clinics and train healthcare workers, mostly in Liberia, at a cost of about $1billion.

The United Kingdom and France also are increasing their assistance and the United Nations has stepped forward to coordinate the international effort.

The Gates Foundation has deep expertise in fighting infectious diseases, especially malaria, HIV/Aids, polio and tuberculosis, and has invested billions of dollars in developing countries over the past decade.

Building a healthcare structure in the three countries worst hit by Ebola is critical, otherwise deaths from preventable diseases will quickly outpace those from Ebola, Gates said.

If mothers are afraid to get professional assistance in delivering their babies for fear of contracting Ebola and children cannot get malaria treatments, the long-term impact of the epidemic will be far more damaging, he said.

'That will be very tragic, and it won't get the type of attention that Ebola is getting,' Gates said.

He estimated that it will take 20 years of donor investment in some African countries to build resilient healthcare systems able to control preventable diseases and manage health crises.

Delusional CDC Chief on Ebola in America: “We’re stopping it in its tracks”; WaPo Quotes CDC’s Old Lowball Africa Ebola Numbers of Only 500,000 by January in All of Africa at Beginning of Long Article, but Cites 1.4 Million in Liberia and Sierra Leone Alone by Its End, After Most Readers Have Moved on

 

"A police officer wearing a mask and gloves blocks access to a road in Monrovia on Saturday after a dead body was found in the center of the city."

They blocked access; why aren’t we allowed to do that?

“Senegal opened an air corridor to allow humanitarian aid to be delivered to the three areas most affected by the Ebola virus, after closing its borders on Aug. 21.”

Senegal closed its borders, which resulted in its reportedly containing the virus. Why can’t we do that? Is it “racist” for white people to protect themselves? Just ask Officer Darren Wilson.


“But experts said it was impossible to imagine that Ebola, which a CDC estimate projects could infect up to half a million people by January, would remain completely outside the country's borders.” [Eighth paragraph of the article below.]

“[T]he U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the virus could potentially infect 1.4 million people in Liberia and Sierra Leone by the end of January. [End of the same article.]
 

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

The only way to stop a pandemic like Ebola in its tracks is to keep it from our shores. Once it’s here, you can’t stop it. Or rather, stopping it could take years and billions of dollars. Then again, no matter how many years and how many billions of the taxpayers’ stolen money you spend, the government will still never stop it, unless it goes back to doing what it has for years refused to so, which is enforce our immigration laws at the border and in the interior, and maintain traditional public health practices. The dictator calling himself “Barack Obama” has done the opposite.

Note that America is presently over-run by plagues that it had either eradicated, or which never made it here, because we previously enforced our immigration laws and maintained basic public health practices.
 

As Ebola confirmed in U.S., CDC vows: ‘We’re stopping it in its tracks’
By Mark Berman, J. Freedom du Lac, Elahe Izadi and Brady Dennis
September 30, 2014, at 9:07 P.M.
Washington Post

Months after the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history began ravaging West African countries, a man who flew from Liberia to Dallas became the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States.

Health officials stressed that they are confident they can control this situation and keep the virus from spreading in the U.S.

"We're stopping it in its tracks in this country," Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, declared during a news conference Tuesday afternoon.

The man who is infected, who was not identified, left Liberia on Sept. 19 and arrived in the U.S. the following day to visit family members. Health officials are working to identify everyone who may have been exposed to this man. Frieden said this covered just a "handful" of people, a group that will be watched for three weeks to see if any symptoms emerge.

"The bottom line here is that I have no doubt that we will control this importation, or this case of Ebola, so that it does not spread widely in this country," Frieden said. "It is certainly possible that someone who had contact with this individual could develop Ebola in the coming weeks. But there is no doubt in my mind that we will stop it here."

[RELATED: Investigating Ebola: How contact tracing will work in Texas.]

There were more than 6,500 reported cases of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone as of Tuesday, and the crisis has been blamed for more than 3,000 deaths, according to the World Health Organization. Ebola was first identified in 1976, and the current outbreak in West Africa is considered the largest and most complex in the history of the virus, with more cases and deaths than every other outbreak combined.

Until now, the only known cases of Ebola in the U.S. involved American doctors and aid workers who were infected and returned to the country for treatment. One of them, Richard Sacra, was discharged last week from a Nebraska hospital. Days later, the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda admitted an American physician who was exposed to the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone. There were reports of possible Ebola patients in New York, California, New Mexico and Miami, but all of them tested negative for the virus.

The unidentified person with Ebola is being treated in intensive care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, according to Edward Goodman, the hospital's epidemiologist.

People who traveled on the same plane as this man are not in danger because he had his temperature checked before the flight and was not symptomatic at the time, Frieden said. Ebola is only contagious if the person has symptoms, and can be spread through bodily fluids or infected animals but not through the air.

"There is zero risk of transmission on the flight," Frieden said.

[RELATED: How do you get Ebola?]

Still, the fact that the disease has been confirmed on American soil immediately sparked fears in the U.S., turning a public health crisis from a faraway news story to something that makes people reach for Purell and facemasks. But experts said it was impossible to imagine that Ebola, which a CDC estimate projects could infect up to half a million people by January [liar!], would remain completely outside the country's borders.

[It would, if the authorities did their job!]

“It was inevitable once the outbreak exploded,” said Thomas Geisbert, a professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, who has researched the Ebola virus for decades. “Unless you were going to shut down to shut down airports and keep people from leaving [West Africa], it’s hard to stop somebody from getting on a plane.”

[But that is exactly what diligent public health officials would have done. Is this guy yet another Obamaton?]

But Geisbert quickly underscored how unlikely the virus is to spread in the United States. For starters, he said, officials placed the sick man in quarantine quickly in order to isolate him from potentially infecting others. In addition, health workers are already contacting and monitoring any other people [bull; that’s impossible] he might have had contact with in recent days.

Two Dallas Fire-Rescue paramedics and one paramedic intern are being monitored for Ebola symptoms after transporting the patient to the hospital. The three EMS workers will remain at home for 21 days, Dallas Fire-Rescue Lt. Joel Lavender said Tuesday night. Their ambulance was decontaminated after they transported the patient, Lavender said.

“The system that was put in place worked the way it was supposed to work,” Geisbert said.

That doesn't guarantee that no one else will get infected, because the sick person could have transmitted the disease to someone else before being isolated. [Exactly!] But that approach almost certainly ensures that the United States will quickly contain the disease.

The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history is centered in the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, though there is a separate outbreak in Congo. [What about Nigeria and Senegal? I know that the official story is that it’s vbeen contained in both countries. The official story is also that America has been in an economic recovery ever since January, 2009.]  Unlike in West Africa, where the affected countries have fragile or barely existent health care systems, where people are being turned away from treatment centers, where family members are caring directly with those sick and dying from Ebola, the U.S. is far more equipped to isolate anyone with the virus and provide the highest level of care. [Is this a suggestion that countries in the Ebola Zone should send us their patients?]

For months, the CDC has been conducting briefings for hospitals and clinicians about the proper protocol for diagnosing patients suspected of having the virus, as well as the kinds of infection control measures to manage hospitalized patients known or suspected of having the disease. Many procedures involve the same types of infection control that major hospitals are already supposed to have in place.

Early recognition is a critical element of infection control. Symptoms include fever greater than 101.5 degrees Fahrenheit, severe headache, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea and contact within 21 days before onset of symptoms with the blood or other bodily fluids or human remains of someone known or suspected of having the disease or travel to an area where transmission is active.

The CDC also has scheduled more training for U.S. workers who either plan on volunteering in West Africa or want to be prepared in the event that cases surface at their own hospitals.

President Obama spoke with Frieden on Tuesday afternoon regarding the way the patient is being isolated and the efforts to scour the man's contacts to seek out any potential other cases, the White House said.

Frieden said during the news conference that the man who is infected did not develop symptoms until about four days after arriving in the country. [So, Mr. Ebola claimed.] This man sought medical treatment on Friday, two days after symptoms developed, but was evaluated and released. He was admitted to the hospital on Sunday before being placed into isolation. Frieden, who would not say if the man was a U.S. citizen [he isn’t], said the man is not believed to have been working as part of the response to the Ebola outbreak.

David Lakey, head of the Texas Department of Health Services, said the state's laboratory in Austin, Tex., received a blood sample from the patient on Tuesday morning and confirmed the presence of Ebola several hours later. This laboratory was certified to do Ebola testing last month.

Here is a video showing how the Ebola virus works:

And here is more on the spread:

Sarah Larimer, Todd C. Frankel and Lena Sun contributed to this report.

[This post has been updated multiple times.]

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Ebola May Infect 4.7 Million People in Africa in Six Months, Killing 1.2 Million

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Back on September 12, when Jerome Corsi published this at WND, it looked like a nightmare vision, compared to the rose-colored view of American and international officials. Now, not so much.
 


1.2 million Ebola deaths projected in 6 months
Alarmed researcher presents econometric simulation model
By Jerome R. Corsi
09/12/2014 at 1:30 P.M.
World Net Daily

NEW YORK – An econometric simulation model based on the assumption the World Health Organization and others will be unable to control the Ebola outbreak in West Africa predicts 1.2 million people will die from the disease in the next six months.

Six months is the minimum time the WHO projects will be necessary to contain the epidemic.

In his analysis, econometrics research assistant Francis Smart at Michigan State University took seriously the conclusions of Canadian researchers who proved the strain of Ebola in the current West African epidemic could go airborne.

The Ebola virus could be transmitted between humans through breathing, Smart says.

In developing the model, Smart began with WHO’s Aug. 28 statement that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could afflict more than 20,000 people before it is brought under control.

“This [estimate of 20,000] assumes full international backing for an intervention to control the deadly outbreak,” he wrote. “Failure to support the WHO’s plan presumably would cause the disease to continue to spread in a similar manner as it already has.”

He continued: “At first a figure as high as 20,000 seems exaggerated, especially when looking just at the number of 3,000 cases reported the same day as the announcement. However, I believe that this estimate is vastly too small and is entirely based on an effective and well-funded international relief mission.”

[In other words, the WHO, a multibillion-dollar organization, funded mostly by white American net taxpayers, was using the best-case scenario as a guide to policy.]

Using contrary assumptions, Smart came to a dramatically different conclusion.

“Using a projection from all the WHO reports to date (Sept. 5), I calculate that if the disease continues to spread at the rate it currently is then we will have more than 20,000 cases by October 24. The report states that it will likely take six to nine months in order to stop the epidemic. However, if nothing changes and the epidemic continues to rage as it currently does, then my projections estimate that as many as 4.7 million people will have been infected and 1.2 million will have already died.”

He argues the projections are possible, considering the population of Liberia is over 4 million, with Guinea at 10 million and Sierra Leone at 6 million.

With these numbers, he argues the real question becomes: “Do we think the ability of Liberia and the other afflicted nations to control the spread of Ebola will increase, decrease or remain the same over time?”

Analyzing the data, he concluded Liberia is significantly behind Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria in the ability to diagnose, isolate and treat Ebola victims.

“This and the well-known lack of medical facilities suggests to me that as the crisis escalates the ability of Liberia to maintain any sense of order and with it any hope of controlling the spread of the disease is likely to degrade,” he said. “If this is the case, then it is quite possible that even this horrifying projection is an underestimate of the pain and carnage likely to result from this outbreak.”

Smart’s analysis is consistent with WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan’s current assessment of the outbreak. In a media teleconference Friday conducted from Geneva, she said not a single hospital bed is available in Liberia for any new Ebola infected individuals.

The lack of facilities condemns newly infected Ebola victims in Liberia to remain on the streets or return to their home communities, dramatically increasing the likelihood additional individuals will become infected through physical contact.

On Thursday, WND reported Dr. Peter Piot, the co-discoverer of the Ebola virus, in an editorial published in Science magazine, argued the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has created a “perfect storm.” He pointed to dysfunctional health services as the result of decades of war, low public trust in government and Western medicine [i.e., racism], traditional beliefs, denials about the practice or the existence of the virus and burial practices that include contact with contagious Ebola-infected corpses.

[Piot has his causality backwards. The outbreak didn’t cause the perfect storm, the other things did. His description is also dishonest. “Dysfunctional health services as the result of decades of war,” suggests that the services were functional, prior to the wars. Nonsense. The only time these countries had functioning health services was when they were run by white men, under colonialism. There isn’t “low public trust in … Western medicine,” there’s murderous racism directed towards whites, whom the black Africans scapegoat for their own failures, to the point of murdering white doctors who have come to help them. And how can there be “low public trust in government and Western medicine”? The government is all black, while Western medicine is all white. Whom does that leave that they trust? Moronic, lying local demagogues? Ebola didn’t create the “perfect storm”; the perfect storm is the norm in these countries.]

Piot was extremely critical of the current international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. He charged the governments there and the international community “have been slow to act in a way commensurate to a major threat to health, economies and societal stability.”

[“The international community” is a fiction. I think he means white people. Yes, white people are at fault for everything.]

He pointed out it took nearly four months after the first patient died in December 2013 before the outbreak was confirmed as being caused by the Ebola virus. The WHO and concerned governments waited until August before declaring the epidemic a public health emergency, despite multiple warnings by Médecins Sans Frontières, or Doctors Without Borders.

Smart’s calculations led him to urge health officials worldwide to use every medical resource available to contain and restrict the spread of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

“It is extremely foolish to think that any nation is immune to this disease. So far, in the entire history of Ebola outbreaks up until the present, less than 10,000 people have been infected,” he wrote.

“However, if my projections are anywhere close to accurate, then the number of infected people are going to be much higher than has ever occurred previously. This will create many more habitats for which the virus can possible [sic] mutate new traits that could increase its transmission rate.”

[Yeah, like America, where the government refuses to do its fundamental job of as Enoch Powell observed in general, providing against preventable evils. Instead, it encourages them.]

In conclusion, he said the possibility the Ebola virus could go airborne would significantly increase its ability to be transmitted.

“The possibility of it becoming airborne could result in a global spread of the disease resulting in unprecedented number of deaths world wide it is more than prudent to heavily invest in controlling the number of new patients infected by this disease,” he wrote.

He also noted the disease, even if it does not mutate to go airborne, has transmitted rapidly, even among health workers.

“These health workers should have known how to control the spread of the disease and prevent infection. Do we really expect that if the disease were to enter any other nation on Earth that the general population is going to be better prepared to protect themselves than the specialists who have already fallen victim to this disease?”

His conclusion was meant to be alarming.

“Thus, it is imperative that we do everything within our power to control the spread of this terrible disease,” he stressed.

“Even if my model only has a 10 percent chance of being accurate over the next six months, we would be extremely foolish to risk not responding to this outbreak with every resource within reason humanity can muster.”

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Secret Service Stand-Up Comedy



Marysville, WA: Two Days After Inmate Escaped, Jail Still Had No Clue; Escape Only Discovered When His Lawyer Came for Visit

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

A tip ‘o the hate to Jamie Satterfield.
 

Inmate escapes; Marysville jail had no clue
By Eric Stevick
Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 12:01 a.m.
The Herald of Everett, Washington

MARYSVILLE — An inmate is back in custody after slipping out of the Marysville City Jail last week while walking back from Bible study.

Rhyan Vasquez, 19, had vanished for two days before anyone noticed he was missing, according to court papers.

His absence was first noticed Sept. 24 when his attorney stopped by the jail to visit his client.

“When the jail staff went to get him, they noticed he was missing,” a police report said.

The Marysville man was first booked into the jail Sept. 16 on misdemeanor warrants out of Marysville Municipal Court.

When he went AWOL, he was scheduled to be transferred to the Snohomish County Jail to be booked for investigation of first-degree robbery. In that case, he allegedly punched a new acquaintance in the back of the head and stole his cellphone, wallet and other belongings. Vasquez also is accused of hitting the man in the face with a closed fist, a blow that broke the man's jaw and knocked out one of his teeth.

Vasquez is being held on $200,000 for the robbery allegation and another $50,000 for the escape.

Jail staff was able to retrace Vasquez's disappearance from footage taken by jail surveillance cameras on Sept 22.

Video showed the suspect among several inmates returing [sic] from a Bible study class that had been held in a visitation area. On the way back, they walked through an in-custody hearing room on the second floor of the public safety building.

The suspect could be seen standing at the door to the room wearing jail-issued black-and-white striped pants and shirt.

Officers reported that the video showed the man looking around and backing out through the door, into a hallway. He then took some stairs and walked out a back door used by police department employees. By then, he'd ditched the jail shirt for a black tank top.

One corrections officer in charge of escorting the inmates back to the jail said he never saw the man leave the room.

Eric Stevick: 425-339-3446, stevick@heraldnet.com.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Oklahoma City: Fired Black Kenyan Nursing Home Worker Threatened Beheading

By A Texas Reader

“Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, a native of Kenya, was arrested Friday in Oklahoma City on a terrorism complaint….

“She said Muriithi identified himself as a Muslim and said he “represented ISIS and that ISIS kills Christians,” the detective told a judge in the affidavit. The two had not worked together before.”

At The Oklahoman.


“Good Girl, Bad Rebel”: Narcissistic, Defensive, Feminist Advice on How Women Should Deal with Professional Criticism

By Nicholas Stix

At VDARE.

Black Workplace Terror: 116 People, Mostly Whites, Have Been Killed by 18 Black “Disgruntled Employees” in the Last 40 Years

 

War crime victim Sylvia Crowell
 

War criminal Nathan Dunlap
 

By Nichola sStix

Unfortunately, there’s lots, lots more at VDARE.

Criminal General Eric Holder's Conception of Justice (Poster)

 

Breaking News: Ebola Does Dallas; Feds are Permitting Passengers from the Ebola Zone to Spread Plague in America

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

If the government were using basic public health practices, this patient would not be here, regardless of his citizenship status, because no planes would be permitted to land here coming from locations in the Ebola Zone. Likewise, if the patient had started in the Ebola Zone but sought to switch planes along the way, he would also have been barred from entry.

Since the dictator calling himself “Barack Obama” clearly seeks to spread every plague known to man in America, and therefore refuses to use basic public health practices, the only hope for stemming this plague here is for airline personnel to refuse to serve passengers coming from the Ebola Zone, and go on strike, if necessary.
 

Texas patient showing signs of Ebola
Dallas hospital monitoring patient for Ebola
| September 29, 2014 | Updated: September 30, 2014 8:30 a.m.
AP-Houston Chronicle

Deadliest outbreak ever
Medical authorities say the current Ebola outbreak, centered in West Africa, is the deadliest in history.

DALLAS (AP) — A patient in a Dallas hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with test results pending, hospital officials said on Monday.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas said in a statement Monday that the patient's symptoms and recent travel indicated a case of Ebola, the virus that has killed more than 3,000 people across West Africa and infected a handful of Americans who have traveled to that region.

Preliminary test results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are expected to come back Tuesday.

Hospital spokeswoman Candace White would not answer any questions about the patient or where the patient had visited.

The National Institutes of Health recently admitted an American doctor exposed to the virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone. Four other patients have been treated at hospitals in Georgia and Nebraska.

Presbyterian Hospital's statement said officials there were following CDC recommendations to keep doctors, staff and patients safe.

According to the CDC, Ebola symptoms can include fever, muscle pain, vomiting and bleeding, and can appear as long as 21 days after exposure to the virus.

Colin Flaherty: Racial Disparity is a Bitch

“No matter how hard the president tries to persuade the country that black people are the real victims of racial violence, black people will just not cooperate.”
 

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

I thank the old friend who sent me this
 

September 29, 2014

Racial Disparity is a Bitch

By Colin Flaherty
http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/09/racial_disparity_is_a_bitch.html

 

No matter how hard the president tries to persuade the country that black people are the real victims of racial violence, black people will just not cooperate.

Saturday night the president was telling members of the Congressional Black Caucus about how police are constantly picking on black people. For no reason whatsoever.

And this racial disparity means police have to change -- arresting fewer black people, for starters. Or more white people.

At almost the exact moment the president was repeating this standard litany of racial grievance, two black suspects in Ferguson shot a cop. They did not appreciate it when the cop found them burglarizing a business.

To some, the fact that black violent crime is wildly out of proportion might disrupt the resident’s carefully crafted gospel of grievance. But to this crowd, it was easily explained. Congressman John Conyers did just that just a few weeks prior.

Conyers was reminding the audience of a congressional hearing about the ins and outs of racism: How it is conscious and subconscious. How it is everywhere. All the time. And how that explains the enormous disparity in crime rates between black and white people.

“With enough time and officers in a certain location, it is only a matter of time before they find reasonable suspicion to stop, detain and arrest someone -- or many people,” said Conyer, presaging the president’s remarks.

This was not gotcha moment: The racist criminal justice system was all Conyers and the other member of the Black Caucus talked about during this hearing.

No one is denying that protestors in Ferguson, unhappy with shooting of Michael Brown, have been threatening police with violence. Regularly for weeks. They just say this shooting had nothing to do with that.

And neither did another shooting later that night: A carful of people shot a gunful of bullets at an off-duty Ferguson officer while he was driving on the freeway. Disparity is a bitch.

While the president and his buddies at the Black Caucus try to figure out whether racist conditions cause black people to commit more crime, or whether racism causes police to arrest them more often -- for no reason whatsoever -- victims of black mob violence are hoping they figure it out fast.

At the exact moment the president was hitting his stride about how black people are victims of relentless racism, members of a neighborhood group in North Minneapolis were struggling with the opposite problem on their Facebook Page:

A friend and I were leaving Fair State Brewing Coop around 9:30 pm (on Central and Lowry) tonight and were both assaulted by a group of 5-6 young men. We got away without more than 1-2 punches each, and quickly had the Police there to make a report (since the station is not much more than a block away).

As we were waiting for the Police to arrive one of the workers of the brewery said it has been happening often there. It was completely unprovoked and without reason.

[Admin: Also, nearly a week after a male had his skull shattered by 3 males with a baseball bat, on Sept. 18 at 26th/University, we still have zero media coverage on that incident, nor any alerts from the MPD about it, nor about any of the other incidents, if, in fact, this type of thing is regularly occurring in the area. Why?]

The administrator wondered why no one thought that was important. But this much we know for sure: Everyone involved was black. Except the victims. And oh yeah, that has been happening there for a long time. Not just in that neighborhood. But throughout Minneapolis.

That did not matter much to some members of this largely white neighborhood group. Several did not deny the criminals were black. Or deny black violence was astronomically out of proportion in Minneapolis. They just denied that anyone should notice.

One member of the group offered her solution: Add more “No Parking at Any Time” signs. Denial is not limited to public officials and reporters.

Another piped up with her story: “My neighbor told my husband and I tonight that 3 young males mugged her mother,” she said, almost apologetically. “A neighbor saw it happening and tried to interject but the 3 guys threatened him as well.”

Still others posted links to other Facebook pages where people were beat probably by the same group of people. At least one member of this group tried to inject some reality into the discussion: “It's called the knockout game,” said Mark LeVitre “You’ve really never heard of it?”

The president and John Conyers never have. At least to speak of.

Same in Seattle: Just a few days before the president’s speech, a large group of black people surrounded and taunted and beat a gay white man walking through a park in a predominately white neighborhood.

A surprising number of people at the KOMO news web site declared the victim was at fault because he had no business being in that park in the middle of the day. He was probably trying to buy drugs or cause trouble, said another.

Whatever he was doing there, he ended up in the hospital beaten so badly he does not remember it. But the neighbors remember. They saw it. And they say it was the same group of black people who “are always causing problems” there. Other neighbors did not deny it. They just condemned anyone who noticed the perpetrators were black.

It surprises many to hear that Seattle is a center of racial violence -- and media denial. But both are documented in that scintillating best seller White Girl Bleed a Lot, and in several articles by that bold, award-winning author thereafter. Or on that same intrepid reporter’s YouTube channel: racial violence in Seattle?

Surely you have not forgotten about the group of black people who attacked the pregnant woman on a Seattle bus? On video? Or the group of black people who killed a white soldier? Or the … aww, just look at the stories and videos.

And you will wonder why Seattle has gotten such a pass for so long.

The night before the resident and the Black Caucus were reveling in the enormous amount of racial violence directed at black people, it happened again, this time in Kansas City.

Readers of American Thinker will not be surprised to hear about another episode of black mob violence in Kansas City. It was documented here, not too long ago.

But people who live in Kansas City by now know their town is a center of racial violence at the upscale entertainment district called the Country Club Plaza, the Zoo and neighborhoods throughout the city.

Yes, even the Zoo.

They tried everything to fix it: Get a new police chief. New mayor. New tactics. But nothing changed: Black mobs continued rampaging, assaulting and creating violent mayhem at The Plaza. Finally they tried a curfew -- against the advice of a former mayor of Kansas City, Emanuel Cleaver, who is now a member of the Congressional Black Caucus:

 “All we are going to do is make a lot of black kids angry,” said the Congressman. He was right.  Black mob violence proceeds in Kansas City and no one seems to be able to stop it.

Over the weekend, at a black high school, several people were arrested after large-scale violence disrupted a football game. A teacher was attacked and taken to the hospital after “several people took issue with her telling them what to do,” i.e. asking for tickets.

Several others were arrested after “conflicts” with police, i.e. they assaulted the police.  (This Google translator comes in handy.) All the while, black mob violence and mayhem continued in and out of the stadium. One local observer, the wag at Tony’s Kansas City website, was not surprised at the violence. He was surprised that anyone in Kansas City might be surprised.

In Providence, black mob violence was so widespread and intense Saturday night that state officials called an emergency meeting for Sunday to close one of the night clubs at the center of the mayhem.

In Indianapolis, a few hours after the president’s speech, large-scale black mob violence ensued when a group of black people tried to enter a birthday party at the VFW club.  Police say more than 50 shots were fired and four people were wounded.

In Miami, a few hours after the president’s speech, black mob violence preceded a gun battle where 15 black people were wounded. Most were teenagers or pre-teens.

At 3:15 a.m., the morning after the president’s speech, four black people were wounded with a knife, one fatally, after a large fight broke out at a teenage birthday party. 

Closer to the president’s speech, 18.5 miles away at Six Flags America amusement park in suburban Maryland, a large group of black people fought and created mayhem during and after Fright Fest -- and during the president’s speech.

A spokeswoman for the park said nothing much happened, despite what anyone might have heard on TV or in the newspapers. The Washington Post attributed some of the violence to the “teenagers” whose parents dropped them off at the park while they attended the nearby Evangel Cathedral for Saturday night services.

The church has a white pastor but the congregation is predominately black. The Friday Night service is called R.I.O.T. Youth Service.

Parents and witnesses to the mayhem at Six Flags took to the NBC News website to tell what really happened.

One black parent was not buying the “nothing to see here” explanation from the park: “This spoke person lied. My children and their friends was there and they were not top priority as stated. My son was running with the crowd so he would not get tramped on and a cop/guard tacked him to the ground. Handed cuffed him, cut up his card and put him out the park. This was done to several of the people there. It was more than a fight because someone was stabbed and shot.”

Another parent called it a mini-riot. Others said it was a full-blown riot, “just like you see on TV.”

Still others (that’s reporter talk for me) said this was just another night, in another week, in another month, where black mob violence is now so common it is considered normal. At the football game. The park. The fairgrounds. Big cities. Small cities. And a dinner featuring the President of the United States.

No matter how hard the president tries to persuade the country that black people are the real victims of racial violence, black people will just not cooperate.

Saturday night the president was telling members of the Congressional Black Caucus about how police are constantly picking on black people. For no reason whatsoever.

And this racial disparity means police have to change -- arresting fewer black people, for starters. Or more white people.

At almost the exact moment the president was repeating this standard litany of racial grievance, two black suspects in Ferguson shot a cop. They did not appreciate it when the cop found them burglarizing a business.

To some, the fact that black violent crime is wildly out of proportion might disrupt the resident’s carefully crafted gospel of grievance. But to this crowd, it was easily explained. Congressman John Conyers did just that just a few weeks prior.

Conyers was reminding the audience of a congressional hearing about the ins and outs of racism: How it is conscious and subconscious. How it is everywhere. All the time. And how that explains the enormous disparity in crime rates between black and white people.

“With enough time and officers in a certain location, it is only a matter of time before they find reasonable suspicion to stop, detain and arrest someone -- or many people,” said Conyer, presaging the president’s remarks.

This was not gotcha moment: The racist criminal justice system was all Conyers and the other member of the Black Caucus talked about during this hearing.

No one is denying that protestors in Ferguson, unhappy with shooting of Michael Brown, have been threatening police with violence. Regularly for weeks. They just say this shooting had nothing to do with that.

And neither did another shooting later that night: A carful of people shot a gunful of bullets at an off-duty Ferguson officer while he was driving on the freeway. Disparity is a bitch.

While the president and his buddies at the Black Caucus try to figure out whether racist conditions cause black people to commit more crime, or whether racism causes police to arrest them more often -- for no reason whatsoever -- victims of black mob violence are hoping they figure it out fast.

At the exact moment the president was hitting his stride about how black people are victims of relentless racism, members of a neighborhood group in North Minneapolis were struggling with the opposite problem on their Facebook Page:

A friend and I were leaving Fair State Brewing Coop around 9:30 pm (on Central and Lowry) tonight and were both assaulted by a group of 5-6 young men. We got away without more than 1-2 punches each, and quickly had the Police there to make a report (since the station is not much more than a block away).

As we were waiting for the Police to arrive one of the workers of the brewery said it has been happening often there. It was completely unprovoked and without reason.

[Admin: Also, nearly a week after a male had his skull shattered by 3 males with a baseball bat, on Sept. 18 at 26th/University, we still have zero media coverage on that incident, nor any alerts from the MPD about it, nor about any of the other incidents, if, in fact, this type of thing is regularly occurring in the area. Why?]

The administrator wondered why no one thought that was important. But this much we know for sure: Everyone involved was black. Except the victims. And oh yeah, that has been happening there for a long time. Not just in that neighborhood. But throughout Minneapolis.

That did not matter much to some members of this largely white neighborhood group. Several did not deny the criminals were black. Or deny black violence was astronomically out of proportion in Minneapolis. They just denied that anyone should notice.

One member of the group offered her solution: Add more “No Parking at Any Time” signs. Denial is not limited to public officials and reporters.

Another piped up with her story: “My neighbor told my husband and I tonight that 3 young males mugged her mother,” she said, almost apologetically. “A neighbor saw it happening and tried to interject but the 3 guys threatened him as well.”

Still others posted links to other Facebook pages where people were beat probably by the same group of people. At least one member of this group tried to inject some reality into the discussion: “It's called the knockout game,” said Mark LeVitre “You’ve really never heard of it?”

The president and John Conyers never have. At least to speak of.

Same in Seattle: Just a few days before the president’s speech, a large group of black people surrounded and taunted and beat a gay white man walking through a park in a predominately white neighborhood.

A surprising number of people at the KOMO news web site declared the victim was at fault because he had no business being in that park in the middle of the day. He was probably trying to buy drugs or cause trouble, said another.

Whatever he was doing there, he ended up in the hospital beaten so badly he does not remember it. But the neighbors remember. They saw it. And they say it was the same group of black people who “are always causing problems” there. Other neighbors did not deny it. They just condemned anyone who noticed the perpetrators were black.

It surprises many to hear that Seattle is a center of racial violence -- and media denial. But both are documented in that scintillating best seller White Girl Bleed a Lot, and in several articles by that bold, award-winning author thereafter. Or on that same intrepid reporter’s YouTube channel: What is up with Seattle?

Surely you have not forgotten about the group of black people who attacked the pregnant woman on a Seattle bus? On video? Or the group of black people who killed a white soldier? Or the … aww, just look at the stories and videos.

And you will wonder why Seattle has gotten such a pass for so long.

The night before the resident and the Black Caucus were reveling in the enormous amount of racial violence directed at black people, it happened again, this time in Kansas City.

Readers of American Thinker will not be surprised to hear about another episode of black mob violence in Kansas City. It was documented here, not too long ago.

But people who live in Kansas City by now know their town is a center of racial violence at the upscale entertainment district called the Country Club Plaza, the Zoo and neighborhoods throughout the city.

Yes, even the Zoo.

They tried everything to fix it: Get a new police chief. New mayor. New tactics. But nothing changed: Black mobs continued rampaging, assaulting and creating violent mayhem at The Plaza. Finally they tried a curfew -- against the advice of a former mayor of Kansas City, Emanuel Cleaver, who is now a member of the Congressional Black Caucus:

 “All we are going to do is make a lot of black kids angry,” said the Congressman. He was right.  Black mob violence proceeds in Kansas City and no one seems to be able to stop it.

Over the weekend, at a black high school, several people were arrested after large-scale violence disrupted a football game. A teacher was attacked and taken to the hospital after “several people took issue with her telling them what to do,” i.e. asking for tickets.

Several others were arrested after “conflicts” with police, i.e. they assaulted the police.  (This Google translator comes in handy.) All the while, black mob violence and mayhem continued in and out of the stadium. One local observer, the wag at Tony’s Kansas City website, was not surprised at the violence. He was surprised that anyone in Kansas City might be surprised.

In Providence, black mob violence was so widespread and intense Saturday night that state officials called an emergency meeting for Sunday to close one of the night clubs at the center of the mayhem.

In Indianapolis, a few hours after the president’s speech, large-scale black mob violence ensued when a group of black people tried to enter a birthday party at the VFW club.  Police say more than 50 shots were fired and four people were wounded.

In Miami, a few hours after the president’s speech, black mob violence preceded a gun battle where 15 black people were wounded. Most were teenagers or pre-teens.

At 3:15 a.m., the morning after the president’s speech, four black people were wounded with a knife, one fatally, after a large fight broke out at a teenage birthday party. 

Closer to the president’s speech, 18.5 miles away at Six Flags America amusement park in suburban Maryland, a large group of black people fought and created mayhem during and after Fright Fest -- and during the president’s speech.

A spokeswoman for the park said nothing much happened, despite what anyone might have heard on TV or in the newspapers. The Washington Post attributed some of the violence to the “teenagers” whose parents dropped them off at the park while they attended the nearby Evangel Cathedral for Saturday night services.

The church has a white pastor but the congregation is predominately black. The Friday Night service is called R.I.O.T. Youth Service.

Parents and witnesses to the mayhem at Six Flags took to the NBC News website to tell what really happened.

One black parent was not buying the “nothing to see here” explanation from the park: “This spoke person lied. My children and their friends was there and they were not top priority as stated. My son was running with the crowd so he would not get tramped on and a cop/guard tacked him to the ground. Handed cuffed him, cut up his card and put him out the park. This was done to several of the people there. It was more than a fight because someone was stabbed and shot.”

Another parent called it a mini-riot. Others said it was a full-blown riot, “just like you see on TV.”

Still others (that’s reporter talk for me) said this was just another night, in another week, in another month, where black mob violence is now so common it is considered normal. At the football game. The park. The fairgrounds. Big cities. Small cities. And a dinner featuring the President of the United States.



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