US Planes Cleaners Strike on Ebola – 10/12/2014

For Your Entertainment (FYE),sort of, unless you got Ebola……:+(

All eyes are on the Hong Kong Students “Pro-Democracy” Strike…….

However, much more significant moves are the:

“Airline cabin cleaners walk off jobs over Ebola fears at New York airport

Striking workers protest lack of durable gloves and face masks for job that entails ‘contact with a lot of faeces and vomit’”

and the:

“Madrid hospital staff quit over Ebola fears

Carlos III hospital treating virus-hit nurse Teresa Romero Ramos suffers staff shortage amid concerns over training and safety…..”
No “quarantine” and no “Ebola prophylaxis training” ???
We have “prophylaxis” procedures for HIV/AIDS that may kill you in fifteen (15) years, but very little is in place for an hemorrhagic fever that kills in a month (21 days to be exact)…….:+(
“Currently, no specific therapy is available that has demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of Ebola hemorrhagic fever. Surgical intervention generally follows a mistaken diagnosis in which Ebola-associated abdominal signs are mistaken for a surgical abdominal emergency. Such a mistake may be fatal for the patient and for any surgical team members who become contaminated with the patient’s blood. There are no commercially available Ebola vaccines. ”

“Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) is a rare human disease caused by Ebola Virus (EBOV), a filamentous single-stranded, negative-sense RNA virus. Since 1976 several Ebolavirus outbreaks have occurred with fatality rates ranging from 57% to 90%, with most of these outbreaks traced to single EBOV species; EBOV-Z. No effective therapy is currently available for Ebolavirus.”

Here goes our “hubris” again and/or our stupid incompetence for reason of “political correctness”(PC) …:+(
“A quarantine is used to separate and restrict the movement of persons; it is a ‘state of enforced isolation’. This is often used in connection to disease and illness, such as those who may possibly have been exposed to a communicable disease. The term is often erroneously used synonymously with the medical version of the termisolation, which is “to separate ill persons who have a communicable disease from those who are healthy.” The word comes from the Italian (seventeenth-century Venetian) quaranta, meaning forty, which is the number of days ships were required to be isolated before passengers and crew could go ashore during the Black Death plague epidemic. Quarantine can be applied to humans, but also to animals of various kinds, and both as part of border control as well as within a country.”
“The purpose of such quarantine-for-decontamination is to prevent the spread of contamination, and to contain the contamination such that others are not put at risk from a person fleeing a scene where contamination is suspect. It can also be used to limit exposure, as well as eliminate a vector.”

“The first astronauts to visit the Moon were quarantined upon their return at the specially built Lunar Receiving Laboratory.”

“New developments for quarantine include new concepts in quarantine vehicles such as the Ambulance bus, mobile hospitals, and lockdown/invacuation (inverse evacuation) procedures, as well as docking stations for an ambulance bus to dock to a facility that’s under lockdown.”

“The February/March 2003 issue of HazMat Magazine suggests that people be “locked in a room until proper decon could be performed”……

Instead, in our “PC””wisdom”, they travel globally and we are “surprised” Ebola is “spreading”…….:+(

Ebola is spreading, but, certainly, much slower and in a much more limited way, without human stupidity help for reason of “political correctness (PC)”…..:+(


If it Walks Like a Duck, Swims Like a Duck and Quacks Like a Duck, It may be A Duck – 10/07/2014

Duck test is a humorous term for a form of inductive reasoning. This is its usual expression:

“If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.”

“The test implies that a person can identify an unknown subject by observing that subject’s habitual characteristics. It is sometimes used to counter abstruse, or even valid, arguments that something is not what it appears to be.”

“I have a question about Ebola. I’ve read that multiple states and organizations have successfully weaponized Ebola, primarily the Soviet Union. The most ‘reputable’ source I have found on this is the book Biohazard, written by Ken Alibek, who was the First Deputy Director of Biopreparat, the USSR’s biological weapons resource program that is said to have had as many as 32,000 scientists working for them. Particularly, I was wondering if anyone has come across any other ‘reputable’ sources of Ebola being weaponized, or even more specifically, the combination of Ebola and Smallpox that was reported to have been created by the Soviet Union as well by Alibek. ”

“Actually Ebola is EXTREMELY easily spread through contact. That’s why it’s a big time scare when an outbreak occurs in Africa. Their general culture has a part where they touch their dead before burial. It is hard for the scientists that are sent there to stop the disease from spreading over and over because they want to touch their dead, which will contract the disease. In addition, many of them also don’t alert authorities when people have contracted the disease, and hide them in their houses, where the disease is also spread through contact. Furthermore, Nurse Mayinga, a nurse that was helping victims in Africa, who was in full protective gear as to protect her from contact with the patients and contraction of the disease, still contracted it, and is said to be the most powerful evidence that natural Ebola can be airborne among humans. It has already been proven that it can be airborne among monkeys as the virus was spread through an entire laboratory in the United States. The United States military was called to exterminate all of the monkeys in the facility, as they had all contracted the disease through ventilation systems which had spread it throughout the laboratory from a single monkey. I believe that this was a biological weapons research facility in the first place, which raises the thoughts that they probably had the monkeys there in the first place to experiment with Ebola. ”

“Just another note: the fact that the reason massive outbreaks don’t occur is because the people with the disease die too quickly to spread it is actually an urban myth. It actually has a 2-21 incubation period, with an average “time til death” of 6.2 days. Several reasons why massive outbreaks haven’t occured, at least yet, is because of the massive international reaction when an outbreak occurs. Many scientists are near-instantly flown to the outbreak and many, many measures are taken to contain the outbreak and stop it from spreading to the entire town. They have been mainly controlled so far, but like I said, if an outbreak were to occur in a city such as New York or Tokyo, it would be disastrous and uncontainable. ”

“Would it be possible for a terrorist to infect himself with Ebola and then board a jet to another country to spread it? as Suicide Ebola terrorists. ”

“It would be possible considering that Ebola actually has been weaponized. This could turn into a catastrophic disaster if they were to come to New York or LA (considering you are in the U.S.). On top of that, if the ‘fusion’ between Ebola and Smallpox has been created before as Ken Alibek claims in Biohazard, it would be incredibly easy for him to spread it to basically the entire city in a fairly short amount of time; and the mortality rate would be probably VERY close to 100%. ”

“Actually there is a short period between when a patient contracts Ebola and when he begins to show and feel symptoms of it. Especially if he knowingly contracted it, and quickly got on a flight. It’s harder when you unknowingly contract it from another individual because you don’t really know the exact time of contraction. It’s possible. ”

“The incubation period is 2-21 days…
Also, we’re talking about it being used as a BIOWEAPON suicide. Not contracting it from the natural environment, but biologically injected or forced into the system.
2-21 days could allow enough time to fly and go through airport checks and what not.
Also, it could be done within the city in the first place so that it wouldn’t be required to fly across great distances.
It’s possible.”

““May you live in interesting times” is an English expression purporting to be a translation of a traditional Chinesecurse. Despite being so common in English as to be known as “the Chinese curse”, the saying is apocryphal and no actual Chinese source has ever been produced. The nearest related Chinese expression is “太平做乱” (níng wéi tàipíng quǎn, mò zuò luànshì rén) which conveys the sense that it is “better to live as a dog in an era of peace than a man in times of war.””

The wish ,”may you live in interesting times”, has been heard beyond expectations…….:+(

s Waiting for the “Dry” Relatively “Cooler” Season, How Governments Want to Control “Sweat” in Ebola Most Likely Transmission – 10/02/2014

One thing that keeps slipping through the fingers of Ebola investigators and journalists alike, is the fact that, even if  airborne is not as prevalent as in other viruses transmission mode, one factor is very much minimized in the news to prevent public panic, sweat……..:+(

The WHO and the US CDCP are weary of creating panic and go outside of their way to explain why the Ebola countries should NOT be “quarantined”…….:+(

However, if you live in a Tropical and/or Equatorial Low Developing Country (LDC) you are more likely than not going to experience a lack of air conditioning (A/C), at one point or another, in your daily life……..:+(

Even locals can “sweat” “profusely”, particularly if they do manual tasks, as most locals do,  in temperatures staying at 43 degrees Celsius/109.5 degrees Fahrenheit, in the shade…….:+(

This complicates two (2) issues:

  1. How do you keep the BSL-4 “space-suit” cool enough for average Ebola crisis helpers, who, most likely are coming from cooler climates, like Europe or America ?
  2. How do you prevent the transmission of Ebola through the “sweat” of travelers “incubating” using airlines to and from Europe, America and/or any other continent ?

It is perfectly understandable to try to avoid panic in the public.

However, you still need to “quarantine” because “sweat” and “saliva” are somewhat more controllable than “air”, but, still, need to be controlled in an environment where “BSL-4 spacesuits” are not “climatized” and require the wearer to cool-off, at regular periods, to eliminate the “sweat”.

This is when the “towels used to dry” the “spacesuits walkers” need to be particularly well controlled by a process avoiding the human error of “sharing” by “mistake” or by “lack of sufficient supplies”…..:+(

The “human factors” “errors” possibilities in this very “cumbersome” environment of Ebola sufferers treatment extend to the lack of “triage” accuracy of the passengers on international airlines flights and transition airports.:+(

In the “developed” countries, like Europe, the US or Canada, depending on the health insurance coverage of a potential Ebola patient, the temptation is great for “un-informed” and/or “scared” health practitioners, to dismiss the symptoms and “mis-diagnosed” Ebola, intentionally or not, so their health institutions don’t carry the burden to treat a very costly and very life-threatening scarily unknown very contagious disease epidemic…….:+(

The sophistication of the TSA “continuously improved” program against terrorism has made some people forget that we are dealing with a BSL-4 threat, not with a potential bomb threat that, once located can be contained and disguarded……:+(

Ebola can prove more dangerous than the 2000-911 attacks as it already reached the casualties statistics of 2000-911 and, unfortunately, is poised for more…….:+(

“Quarantine” is still avoided, but, unfortunately, it may prove to be the next solution step as the 1.4 million expected casualties by January 2015 in Afica alone, could climb even higher, if it goes “global”, as it might……:+(

Judeo-Christian” Civilization Seems Antiquated, Except When You Realize that Most Historical Influential Figures Are from Middle Eastern Ancestry – 09/29/2014

Independent from our origins, we may not agree with “Middle Eastern Civilizations”, “People from the Book”, from “Yahweh”, “Moses”, “Jesus”, “Allah”, “Muhammad”, “Karl Marx”, “Lenin”, “Osama Bin Laden” and ISIL/ISIS Leader “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi”.

These “troublemakers” for their “contemporaries” have a very convincing and pronounced “proselytism”, borderline, often, particularly these days, to “fanaticism”, (from the “cross” to the “pogroms” and the “beheadings”) cultivating the “understated euphemism”….;+)

However, digging “into the dustbins of history, in the fray”, you may discover the “artist sensitivities”, for better and/or for worse, underlining the “People of the Book” activities…… ;+)

The issue is how do you reconcile, first,  “survival”, then, “peace”, with “never forget, never forgive”……:+(

People, justfiably, made a “ruckus” about the “Jewish and Armenian Genocides” but, right now, “genocides”, are happening, everyday, “naturally”, they are called “epidemics” like Ebola, or “man made”, like all the other “conflicts” worldwide…….:+(

It seems that, as often cited, “it is going to get worse, before it is getting better”…..;+)

It may be interesting to get other “non-traditional” “point of views” on what is happening next to us…….;+)

“David Joel Horowitz (born January 10, 1939) is an American conservative writer. He is a founder and current president of the think tank the David Horowitz Freedom Center, editor of FrontPage Magazine, and director ofDiscover the Networks, a website that tracks individuals and groups on the political left. Horowitz founded the organization Students for Academic Freedom, whose self-stated goal is combating what it calls the “leftist indoctrination” in academia.

“Horowitz was raised by parents who were members of the Communist Party USA. Between 1956 and 1975, Horowitz was an outspoken adherent of the New Left before rejecting leftism completely. Horowitz has recounted his ideological journey in a series of retrospectives, culminating with his 1996 memoir Radical Son: A Generational Odyssey.”

Maybe the new “Birds””Zoizeaus”, A Movie Reincarnation of “Mr Potato” to come soon, the “Mignons””Minions” – 09/27/2014

Are the “Mignons'”Minions” the next “Birds””Zoizeaus”????   ;+)

A myopic-glasses-wearing “Mr Potato” reincarnations since their “Despicable Me” in 2010 and “Despicable Me 2″ in 2013……..;+)

Their 2015 film trailer is already being a success, with their”banana” song with a “potato” solo from 2013, played everywhere, as a “viral” introduction……;+)

The “Mignons” “Minions” may be “something to watch for to watch” when the movie comes out……;+)