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October 14, 2014

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Rob Crawford

I had always known that the soft side areas like HR was like that, but they have now infested Information Security and even IT Enterprise Architecture.

Heh.

MarkO

First do no harm? It would be harm to expose Americans to a deadly virus. He's a fraud.

Joel makes my skin crawl. He may mean well, but I have my favorites. I was reared on tent shows and I love them. I loved to watch Oral Roberts when he would bring a deaf person on stage and slap them until they could hear again. "Be heale--duh." Incomparable.

Of course, I believe in a number of odd things, like a second shooter and . . ..

But Brother Joel and his beautiful ux leave me cold.

RickB

Miss Marple,

We should have no surprise left re these episodes of When Hubris Met Nemesis and the Plague Emperor Narcissus. Nemesis is just as much a cold hearted bitch as Mother Nature ever dreamed of being and these truly are the ones she's been waiting for.

The "not airborne" myth regarding the crisis period of a hemorrhagic virus has been idiocy on stilts from the beginning. It may well be true prior to the crisis but it's dangerously false during. The air in those isolation hospices needs to be sampled to identify the true risk level.

narciso

yes, if it's on the Powerpoint, it has to be true, actual conditions not withstanding,

IT really does seem like higher level magic, specially since more and more companies keep getting hacked, in numbers that are more and more astronomical, how can Home Depot or Target, have 50 million accounts, and all are vulnerable,

that novel by the producer of Mad Max, I referenced in the summer, posited a lone wolf
attack by a Saudi dissident, as Reuters used to say of UBL, using weaponized smallpox, the
writer anticipated a certain level of basic competence, it is fiction after all, that is clearly not present

hit and run

Now for the two mile hike back to my hotel through North Beach and Chinatown.

TCFABTG!

narciso

Another thing, the whole brouhaha over the surgeon general, the one who thought lead poisoning, was more important than disease vectors,

how is that different from lobster and shrimp linguini,

Miss Marple

RickB,

Glad you saw my post. I thought of your posts when that doctor was talking about the lungs.

The CDC head (worthless person) ALSO said they are NOW recommending reducing the numbers of people treating the patient. Why would that be?

I think it is because they know that there is a good chance come of them will catch it, and reducing the numbers of people treating a patient reduces the numbers of people they have to track as contacts.

I am ZERO confidence in the CDC. ZERO.

Miss Marple

Good night, everyone!

hit and run

The noodles.

Iggy

Orioles in a deep hole.

Bori

This young lady took care of 4 infected family members, 3 of them survived. Here's is what she used to protect herself, compare with the idiocy of the CDC:

Woman cares for her family with Ebola This team picks up Ebola's dead Ebola overwhelms new hospital in Liberia Desperation grows in heart of Ebola zone
Instead Fatu, who's in her final year of nursing school, invented her own equipment. International aid workers heard about Fatu's "trash bag method" and are now teaching it to other West Africans who can't get into hospitals and don't have protective gear of their own.
Every day, several times a day for about two weeks, Fatu put trash bags over her socks and tied them in a knot over her calves. Then she put on a pair of rubber boots and then another set of trash bags over the boots.
She wrapped her hair in a pair of stockings and over that a trash bag. Next she donned a raincoat and four pairs of gloves on each hand, followed by a mask.

WHO is now teaching her method to the natives.

MarkO

"WHO is now teaching her method to the natives."

I thought he was on first.

Captain Hate

Idiots like Friedan make their livings based on the volume of the paper trails they produce. Nevermind the content or applicability, it is the sheer weight of crap they produce to be filed away that counts. And this mindset is a death spiral because it repels people competent enough to recognize the futility of these exercises at the same time that it attracts natural petty bureaucrats like moths to a flame.

Excellent tie-in to Sarbanes/Oxley, FTL. When I worked on that compliance garbage for a bank I felt like I was in an asylum where you produced oodles of useless "test" results to be filed away and of no use to anybody. How much do companies waste on that garbage every effing year with not one penny of revenue to offset it. A major economy killer that the "opposition party" has no apparent interest in terminating.

Bori

Out of left field, WHY is asking about the CDC non-sense.

Captain Hate

Without spoiling POI for Iggy, tonight was a very good "running in place" episode, by which I mean that no apparent progress against Samaritan occurred (assuming that isn't a spoiler per se). Nice bit of hocus pocus near the end. This detective Riley persona fits Reese pretty well, mainly because he can still be a hardass.

Rob Crawford

yes, if it's on the Powerpoint, it has to be true, actual conditions not withstanding,

The ultimate Source of Truth in IT is a salesman. Especially if they're talking to an executive on a golf course -- then nothing can trump their words until the project reaches the Assign Blame phase.

My employer tends to believe everything IBM tells them. That crashed and burnt so badly once they got a refund on software AND training!

Some Guy

hit and run,

I hope you were in SF yesterday. Classic chamber of commerce day.

narciso

it's the extra TPS reports, from 'Office Space',
Sarbanes/Oxley was the mousetrap they conjured up
after the tech bubble, and the attendant scams,
Enron, WorldCom, et al, had no impact on the next scandal, as Sutton Dillinger didn't stop Don Corzione's midnight heist,

Stephanie accidentally OnT?

I felt like I was in an asylum where you produced oodles of useless "test" results to be filed away and of no use to anybody. How much do companies waste on that garbage every effing year with not one penny of revenue to offset it. A major economy killer that the "opposition party" has no apparent interest in terminating.

What about the Basel Accords? Weren't they supposed to cure the banking equivalent of cancer?

Instead TPTB at the banks just retranched and re-aged the accounts and poof! no more liquidity problems and the Basel reports were just peachy. And that was the summer of 08... oops.

Momto2

MM - I'm sure you're sleeping now - but I agree with you! My confidence in the CDC is nil. It's just one more in the LONG line of things tainted beyond recognition by Obama! Things that weren't even political like the Secret Service, NASA, and now the CDC.

Guess I really should not come and read this before bedtime. Makes it harder to shut off my brain :) Stay well everyone!

Rob Crawford

Excellent tie-in to Sarbanes/Oxley, FTL.

When my current project -- which has nothing to do with financials, contains no customer information, and is only tangentially related to healthcare -- was in its early phases, the most common question that started meetings was "how does SOX and HIPPA impact this project?"

narciso

Yes, it didn't seem to fit the typical story arcs,
sort of like some filler episodes of the Equalizer, that this show borrows it's ethos from,

Iggy

Thank you for the consideration for the left coast fanbase, CH. :)

Stephanie accidentally OnT?

My employer tends to believe everything IBM tells them. That crashed and burnt so badly once they got a refund on software AND training!

It's the Indian/Bagalore accents. ;)

The bank I was at working on Basel compliance got so fed up with IBM that they threw them off the job for 6 months (and furloughed all us contractors) while they untangled the mess that IBM caused. I was available when they started back up, but it was fuxed again 2 months later. They didn't understand their own software, but they could sure schedule some meetings and meetings and meetings...and never get anything advanced. I felt sorry for the PMs on that job. I got another offer and ran like hell.

Iggy

So, is there a consensus here as to why Barry's CDC and the whole Admin is behaving so bizarrely, re Ebola?

Intentinally bringing it here via Cloward Piven?
Incompetence?
PC anti racism run amok?
Some combo of the above?
Something else?

Captain Hate

Steph, I was long gone by then.

I'm here for you, Iggy.

Yes, narc, filler episodes is a good description although there's always something to at least acknowledge their overlying plight.

Momto2

Narcisco - I just watched Office Space for the first time... I think Iowahawk tweeted, "Yeah, I'm gonna need you to come in on Sunday" and that led me to finding it on Amazon. Milton was my favorite - hysterical!

Captain Hate

Sarbanes/Oxley was the mousetrap they conjured up after the tech bubble, and the attendant scams,

Well it also provided gainful employment for all those consultants who were caught up in Enron after the dust settled.

Stephanie accidentally OnT?

It's just one more in the LONG line of things tainted beyond recognition by Obama! Things that weren't even political like the Secret Service, NASA, and now the CDC.

Are you sure?

I'm not convinced that under republican administrations it was any better - below the surface. Bureaucrats don't go to hell in a hand basket with just the turnover from one administration to another.

The only thing different is the competence of republican appointees cobbling together work product that advances their core job functions v incompetent democrat appointees cobbling together CYAs and IOUs to advance up the ladder work product be damned. That thin veneer is a fraud.

jimmyk

Sarbanes/Oxley was the mousetrap they conjured up after the tech bubble, and the attendant scams, Enron, WorldCom, et al, had no impact on the next scandal

To bring this full circle, whatever ridiculously complex Rube Goldberg regulatory schemes they come up with, schemers like Don Corzione will mutate and find new ways to rip people off. You might then think the goal of regulation should be simplicity and transparency, but how does that keep politicians and bureaucrats in business?

Threadkiller

I wonder when Fatu will be flown in to meet congress.

Dave (in MA)

I walked by our major conference room today to grab coffee because the machine near me was down, and a couple of dozen dress-shirted people were sitting around in discussion circles and there was a "Situational Leadership" Powerpoint up on the front wall.

I'm sure it's money well-spent and will lead directly to better product.

FTL

IT really does seem like higher level magic, specially since more and more companies keep getting hacked, in numbers that are more and more astronomical, how can Home Depot or Target, have 50 million accounts, and all are vulnerable,

Heh. That's a Fox Butterfield if I've ever seen one.

The reason these major hacks happen is because TPTB just *know* that the magic paper trails make these hacks unpossible. There is no reason in the world why there should be anything but bulletproof, vendor-provided and vendor-signed code running between a credit card swipe pad and the clearinghouse. Online games were doing this twenty years ago to prevent cheating.

I once hoped that PCI Compliance would turn out to be useful based on the old idea that data is cleanest and systems work best where money changes hands, but I guess that when the idiots who believe in eliminated risk get caught with their pants around their ankles the bank just sends me a new credit card.

Captain Hate

I'm totally with Steph on that 11:39. Plenty of useless bureaucracy was put in place under Repub leadership. The difference is that people with the need to actually do something useful see through that crap and want to get away from it while the drones love wallowing in it.

Iggy

Well, tomorrow is October 15th, so it's obvious what I'll be doing tomorrow.
That's right; getting started on my 2013 taxes. :)

What's the word for something beyond procrastination?

FTL

I will say from personal experience that NASA (Goddard and Marshall) was a hive of leftist scum under both Clinton and Bush 43.

Captain Hate

Nytol good peoples.

Momto2

Are you sure?

I'm not convinced that under republican administrations it was any better - below the surface.

OK - I'm not saying these were not flawed before - but you have to admit there has been a 1000% deterioration in the last 6 years? No? Perhaps it was below the surface before and now it's not just above the surface but up on the mountain top.

jimmyk

What's the word for something beyond procrastination?

Ha, we just got ours in a few days ago. But we use an accountant, so we had to get everything to him a month ago.

Stephanie accidentally OnT?

update on the marine commandant:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/oct/14/semper-lie-marine-corps-commandant-james-amos-padd/

The Marine Corps is acknowledging that the retiring commandant, Gen. James Amos, did not attend the Corps’ officers training school, though he told the Senate Armed Services Committee in a signed resume that he had graduated in 1972.

Another bob

Does anyone else think Friedan's statements at pressers are read from prompters?

I do. And it makes me want to ask if he's required to submit his statements to the WH prior to delivery, and whether they alter them.

FTL

OK - I'm not saying these were not flawed before - but you have to admit there has been a 1000% deterioration in the last 6 years?

A fish does rot from the head.

daddy

Instapundit posts this with the comment: This is troubling.

16 Members of Doctors Without Borders Infected with Ebola, Nine Dead


RickB

"Something else?"

Iggy,

I'll take the impact of the OPM Famine on the WHO budget coupled with political operatives in the CDC seeing potential for a "grand venture" based upon containment algorithms which were seriously out of date before they were completed.

I won't dispute the degree of wholesale incompetence being displayed but six years of the Plague Emperor should make that a given for any action pertaining to the Executive Branch.

He just needs to focus on his short game and putting from now on.

Stephanie accidentally OnT?

so it's obvious what I'll be doing tomorrow.
That's right; getting started on my 2013 taxes. :)

Was at my parents yesterday helping him with a 'sale of rental property' to get his taxes done. Then off to the tile store to help mom as she has asked me to semi-renovate her kitchen - strip wallpaper and paint and add a tile backsplash.


I'm not saying these were not flawed before - but you have to admit there has been a 1000% deterioration in the last 6 years? No? Perhaps it was below the surface before and now it's not just above the surface but up on the mountain top.

What I'm saying is the bureaucracy is incompetent and a bunch of paper pushers who would sooner hide the problems and that when democrats are in charge, they don't care enough to even bother to override the incompetence to actually produce viable work product so long as they can BS to advance their careers, so the incompetence is readily visible. Under reps there is at least an attempt to fix the problems and produce legitimate work product without interference from the bureaucratic nonsense.

THAT is the transparency a dem administration gets you.

Danube on iPad

"Wonder if they'll consider the Netherlands Biker Gang as part of the coalition?"

I'd rather have your average Dutch biker gang on my flank than any unit from about 55 of the 60 coalition members.

Stephanie accidentally OnT?

Just listened to the Megyn interview. What a crock. Ebola Bob is an idiot.

They just formed an Ebola response team this week. They've watched this monster grow in W Africa for eight months!
That's reactive, not proactive. They just formed an Ebola response team this week. They've watched this monster grow in W Africa for eight months!
That's reactive, not proactive. Leading from behind again.

A trained health care worker gets it, yet we send 4,000 troops that haven't been "trained" to the extent of the health care worker, if at all. We send them to go "fight" ebola?

Joan

Re: "So, is there a consensus here as to why Barry's CDC and the whole Admin is behaving so bizarrely, re Ebola?
Intentinally bringing it here via Cloward Piven?
Incompetence?
PC anti racism run amok?
Some combo of the above?
Something else?"

I don't know if there is a consensus on here about "why", but I did hear Rush say something interesting today (and, I realize that some of you don't like him, but this made sense to me, his take on why the administration is acting like it is on Ebola. He said you have to consider their objective--and, Obama's objective is (after the election) to confer amnesty on all illegals here. And, the left and Obama give lots of reasons for amenesty. One of the main ones is "we can't keep people from coming in...we have to give them a pathway...we have to help them." If the administration would close the borders to these people from West Africa, they would "horrors" prove that the USA is capable of closing the borders--and, we can't admit that we can close our borders. It would lay ruin to their plan to keep the borders open, plus amnesty.

Made sense to me.

Also, that is not verbatim from Rush. But, it is pretty much his concept. There are people (Democrats and Republicans) who want amnesty, who do not want to close our borders to the people flooding over it. If we would close the borders to West Africans, it would set the wrong precedent.

Guess I repeated myself, but it made so much sense to me. They don't care if Americans get Ebola. They want what they want--amnesty. They didn't care what those Central Americans brought into our country (which I think is that enterovirus that is making so many children sick, and paralyzed, and killed a couple).

I just think the Left is evil.

Stephanie accidentally OnT?

BREAKING NEWS: CBS DFW in Fort Worth, TX reports that the boyfriend of Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who was infected with Ebola by Thomas Duncan, has now been hospitalized in what they insist is a precautionary measure.
The CDC confirmed on Sunday morning that one other person had been in close contact with Ms Pham after she became symptomatic and capable of transmitting the disease. That person, now revealed to be her boyfriend, was hospitalized on Sunday, the same day that her diagnosis was confirmed.
The boyfriend works for the Fort Worth company Alcon. A message to the staff was sent by their CEO in an effort to address their concerns both for the safety of their coworker as well as themselves.
The stress that the boyfriend has not shown any signs of being sick, but we are still within the incubation period. Alcon CEO Jeff George stated in his letter to the employees that following consultations with the CDC, he and they are certain that no other employees have been exposed.

http://gopthedailydose.com/2014/10/14/ebola-spreads-boyfriend-of-sick-dallas-nurse-now-also-admitted-to-hospital-with-ebola-symptoms/

Stephanie accidentally OnT?

"Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital on Tuesday will announce the launch of the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases, a venture funded by the Romneys and their expansive political network that will assemble scores of the world's most accomplished doctors and scientists to collaborate against five neurological diseases that have no cure:
multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's, ALS, Parkinson's and brain tumors."


http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/health/279088771.html

daddy

.

This is the image of the Hazmat suit they are wearing, from the story above of the 16 infected, 9 dead Dr's Without Borders link. The caption beneath the pic reads in part:

Independent humanitarian medical group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) personnel carry a man suspected of having the deadly Ebola Virus inside MSF's Ebola isolation and treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia,

So those are the suits the Doctors Without Borders are wearing, and they look to my eye to be much more protective than what I saw yesterday in the demonstration on CNN by Dr Sanjay Gupta as the exact protective Haz gear that the CDC recommended in their Protocol guidelines.

The story also says this: Demonstrating the hazmat suits worn during treatment, doctors said it is difficult to build a relationship with patients with only their eyes visible between a heavy duty mask and hood, blurred behind thick goggles.

I imagine that it is difficult to build a relationship, but if they are experiencing such horrific Medical Staff infection rates in Liberia while wearing such protective gear, I sure doubt that having your shoes and face partially uncovered and wearing only 1 set of gloves per Dr Frieden's CDC Protocol is going to be anywhere near as protective. The only other explanation I can think of, if I use logic I believe I've heard of from the CDC spokespeople, would be that the increased infection rate among the Dr's Without Borders would occur as a consequence of getting infected during the process of taking their more protective Haz suits off, which to me seems an idiotic suggestion.

FTL

I just think the Left is evil.

Amen.

Sultan Knish had a piece the other day that explains the dynamic pretty well:

http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2014/10/liberal-islamophiles.html

Read past the first half for the real insight. Then, the longest (fifth) comment on the posting nails the point home.

In short: This idea of government as a tool to secure individual liberty is not only new, but it runs counter to all of human history. The left wants to extinguish that idea and revert to how things were. The FSA on the vote farm are easily bought when OPM hits their EBT accounts without their having to work for it. The lefties higher up the food chain are deluded into believing that theirs will be the whip hand in the new order.

The left is evil.

FTL

Good night!

Barbara

so it's obvious what I'll be doing tomorrow.
That's right; getting started on my 2013 taxes. :)

I finished the taxes earlier this evening using TurboTax. That product gets more frustrating to use every year.

But here is the weird thing that happened. After I was finished filing, I clicked on "Continue" and a page came up with the following heading:

"The Affordable Care Act is bu'll, so let's start gathering your information now."
The letter "b" in the word bu'll was not quite properly formed, but there was no question that it was a "b".

I did not click on the arrow to "start now", and sent a comment on the page to TurboTax. Someone must have hacked their system. I have to wonder just how safe those returns are.

daddy

Yikes, Stephanie.

At least it tells us somebody down in Dallas is taking this a heck of a lot more seriously than NBC's Soup Gourmet.

rich@gmu

Posted by: Iggy | October 14, 2014 at 11:32 PM-

the unending conundrum ... incompetent or evil ...

regarding the administration response to ebola, I'm going with evil.

rich@gmu

Posted by: daddy | October 15, 2014 at 12:39 AM-

the WHO provides a separate breakout for HCW infections and fatalities. As of the last update::

416 infections, 233 deaths.

Stephanie accidentally OnT?

http://youngcons.com/3rd-grader-is-asked-when-would-you-like-to-visit-washington-d-c-and-why-his-answer-is-legendary/

This will make you feel better.

daddy

Quiz Time! (The "I'll not have what he's having" version)

Who would you least like to enjoy a bowl of soup with?


A) Young Frankenstein


B) Newman


C) Hermann Göring


D) Nancy Snyderman

rich@gmu

can we call her Typhoid Nancy ... YIKES!!!

daddy

Rich,

Scariest "Separated At Birth" I've seen in a long while:

Nancy:

Lois Lerner:

rich@gmu

on that note daddy, should have nightmares for the small hours ...

Iggy

The Godzilla movie on says the big guy generates his incredible power through a massive nuclear furnace somewhere near his spleen and it is bound to go super-critical eventually, resulting in a nukular detonation sufficient to set the atmosphere on fire and kill all life on earth.

Forget Ebola. Has the CDC got a protocol and a hazmat suit for that?

daddy

Has the CDC got a protocol and a hazmat suit for that?

I don't know Ig, but now that Godzilla's "Out Of The Closet"

perhaps he won't kill us all.

(A)Nuther Bub

Just read an article in the WaPo about hospital procedures for caring for an Ebola patient. Just one tiny aspect of that care -- taking out trash -- is described:


"Rollin described the elaborate methods for removing waste from a room: Bag the trash and disinfect with bleach wipes. Put it in another bag and disinfect that bag. Then a buddy outside comes to the door with another bag into which the waste is deposited. That third bag is also disinfected. Then the trash is put in a cardboard container lined with a heavy-duty plastic bag, and that is taken outside of the unit by a contracted biosafety company that transports it to an incinerator."


Now, think of that as one rather miniscule routine in the hundreds of things that have to be done daily when caring for just one Ebola patient. And think about how most hospitals are understaffed (and would be more so when staff declines to work with Ebola patients) and the cost of these procedures, and the equipment that most hospitals would have to purchase and train staff to use, and so on and so on. Then tell me again, Dr. Frieden, how ready we are.

Stephanie accidentally OnT?

Can;t find any more information about this so just putting it out there:

http://nationalreport.net/texas-town-quarantined-family-five-test-positive-ebola-virus/

Might be a hoax might be real... IDK.

Stephanie accidentally OnT?

Never mind:

http://www.kwtx.com/home/headlines/Officials-Report-That-Area-Town-Is-Under-Ebola-Quarantine-Is-False-279189241.html

anonamom

whoa--catching up--
safer to wear less? BULLSHIT!

Real story--we don't have head gear for all the places we'll need it, so we'll pretend you don't need it.

aged lurker

Miss Marple said: "I don't get it myself, but then I am one who liked Pope Benedict far more than Pope Francis."

Me too. I miss Pope Benedict terribly, especially since this synod began. What a mess.

But I suppose evangelization is like education: different teachers can reach different minds, and no one can reach everyone.

Jane on Ipad

2nd healthcare worker in Texas diagnosed with Ebola.

Dave, why the 2nd yes? Isn't that anti - casino, or did I read it wrong?

henry

On the IT safety, another day another SSL security flaw reported by Google. This is in the 3.0. SARBOX just piles on the ISO9000 quality placebo, more expense to keep innovation away and protect cronies. Process over results disease is not new. HIPAA is simply a way to pass liability to others and add compliance paperwork to software vendors. A similar thing goes on in the credit card area, where anything touched by a credit card number has to be vetted by VISAnet and subject to ISO9000 style change protocols -- this includes private financial info like the shop floor schedule in an ERP. As a result, there are only a couple vendors that handle toxic info like credit cards (and only a couple that need to be hacked to get it all) -- there is no value to adding 3-6 months for every enhancement / fix to a lot traceability report so most of us do a handoff to the specialty package. Userids are going the same path. /rant.

Back to getting the latest 1099 forms cleared by the IRS.

Beasts of England

Boyfriend of first Ebola nurse (Pham) admitted to hospital.

henry

Is the boyfriend the second positive? The tweets appear to indicate another hospital staffer. Thanks CDC for making sure the barn door cannot be closed.

Beasts of England

A couple more reported cases of Ebola could wreak havoc on Christmas shopping, huh? Who wants to be out amongst the unwashed masses doing holiday shipping?

Get yer Amazon (AMZN) shares now!

Beasts of England

No, henry. The second confirmed case is from the hospital. Boyfriend is not (yet) a confirmed case.

Heck of a job, Brownie Obama!

Beasts of England

Ebola insanity not raised your blood pressure enough? Try this:

Obamacare enrollment deadline delayed from 1 October to 15 November so that customers (and news consumers and voters) won't hear about rate hikes before the election.

JATFI

Beasts of England

Why am I awake so early, there's clearly nothing good happening today and it's too cold for golf. Damn you, President MomJeans!

Beasts of England

Y'all really don't want me to have the run of this place. Nothing good could happen. Trust me. I know me...

Miss Marple

http://nypost.com/2014/10/15/2nd-texas-health-care-worker-has-ebola-hospital/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow

Here's the story on the second case, another health care worker who cared for Duncan.

Interesting details on the gear they were wearing, trash piling up, etc.

Miss Marple

Good morning, Beasts!

Glad someone else is here.

I am pretty sure that the Doctor is reading from a teleprompter in order to control what is said, no doubt vetted by the White House.

Also heard on th radio this morning that the White House press pool reports are edited by the White House and nothing goes in them without WH approval. This, the control of Dr. Friedman makes sense.

I will see if I can find the press pool story.

Beasts of England

Good morning, Miss Marple! I'm glad an adult has arrived...

Marlene

The patient at Maine Medical Center tested negative for Ebola. The infectious disease specialist at MMC and Maine's CDC director gave reassuring comments..."all is well." They were as concerned about protecting the patient's privacy as they were his health status. I mentioned yesterday that Gov. Lepage hinted at the patient being an illegal.
One sentence in the reporting jumped out..."even a small slip-up can expose a doctor or nurse treating an Ebola patient to the virus." Really? A doctor or nurse being exposed to the gross bodily fluids from a patient is to be blamed for a possible slip-up?
On a brighter note, I looked out the window this morning and saw a partial rainbow before the clouds rolled in.

Miss Marple

Oh, look!

http://linkis.com/www.naturalnews.com/PjjR2

1 in 20 Ebola cases has an incubation longer than 21 days, up to 42!

Captain Hate

When Gabe Malor isn't overly emotionally invested in a topic, ha does very objective reporting: http://minx.cc:1080/?post=352462

Miss Marple

Captain Hate,

That is, indeed, a good piece of writing. I missed the point of the NYT lie and am glad Malor caught it and explained it.

Beasts of England

TM addresses the same in our:

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