CDC designates El Paso as quarantine site, including for Ebola | Latest News – Home


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“It’s a scary virus … Definitely,” said Dr. Hector Ocaranza, the health authority for the El Paso City/County Health Department. “Terribly deadly. It’s one of those viral hemorragic fevers. They haven’t found where it’s coming from, if it’s coming from an animal to the human or what. But we know there is human tissue transmission.”

That means it cannot be contracted like the flu, through the air. It can only be spread by direct contact with bodily fluids like saliva or secretions.

The CDC released a map showing the 20 quarantine stations designated across the country, including El Paso, mostly where international travelers arrive. The closest ones are in San Diego and Dallas.

El Paso’s CDC offices are located in West El Paso off Sunland Park Drive.

Dr. Miguel Escobedo runs the offices, but would speak with ABC-7 on camera.

However, he told ABC-7 if someone needed to be quarantined for ebola here in El Paso, they would immediately be sent to the hospital.

Symptoms include fever, rash, vomiting and diarrhea.

While there are no reports of ebola so far in the U.S., some doctors fear it could happen. But Dr. Ocaranza said it’s highly unlikely.

“I don’t think we should be concerned, even if we’re on the list of quarantine stations,” he said. “I don’t think we should be concerned with these kinds of viruses. It is still contained within Africa, unfortunately it has been one of the largest outbreaks of this virus and it has a high mortality.”

El Paso International Airport officials confirmed that it is a designated CDC quarantine site, but only in the event the CDC activates it.” End of quote

N4TM Commentary:

The CDC is lying saying it’s not like a flu virus and that it’s not direct human to human contact.
Patrick Swayer, an American citizen, contracted it from attending his sister’s funeral in Liberia. He was the first American to contract Ebola. He traveled via airplane, exchanging planes once, and boarded an international flight before being detained and consequently dieing in Lagos, Nigeria.

(Reports are from Patrick Sawyer’s flight potentially 30,000 people were exposed who are now traveling about the globe.)

Now two other Americans are infected, one, Dr. Kent Brantly, is here in the US at a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. The THIRD American, Nancy Writebol, will be traveling from Liberia to the US beginning tonight and will land in Atlanta, Georgia tomorrow.

60% who contract Ebola die.  There is no cure. There is a trial vaccine that has been tried on primates which Nancy Writebol did get injected with.  Her initial reaction to the drug resulted in a deterioration of her health.  Claims now are that she is in “critical but stable condition.”
I don’t believe they know how it’s contracted, or how to contain it.

20 Ebola containment sites have been designated prior to Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol’s arrival.

Internet chieftains press Obama over NSA spy swoops – FAKE!!



We’ve seen this before…

The above photo, 2011.

Today this fakery:
Excerpt from above linked article

” Washington (AFP) – Bosses from Internet giants including Twitter and Facebook Tuesday pressed President Barack Obama for reforms of US spy agency snooping, adding to rising heat from the courts and American allies.

Obama met a group of the country’s most iconic Silicon Valley firms and spent two hours discussing the National Security Agency’s clandestine electronic data mining operation, known as PRISM, a participant in the meeting said.

The Internet company bosses fear that NSA operations have crossed constitutional lines and infringe the privacy of their customers and users in the United States and abroad and could also impact their economic bottom lines.” End of quote.

Lies lies. First they give him all the data NSA is asking for then they cry “foul.” They really bank on our short term memory lo$$.

The Deal Maker. Obama attempts to whitewash his Obamacare blunder by solidifying an Iranian Nuke Deal via John Kerry

John Kerry iran nuke deal talk 11.24.13Excerpt: (AP News via ABC)

Iran struck a historic deal Sunday with the United States and five other world powers, agreeing to a temporary freeze of its nuclear program in the most significant agreement between Washington and Tehran in more than three decades of estrangement.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani endorsed the agreement, which commits Iran to curb its nuclear activities for six months in exchange for limited and gradual sanctions relief, including access to $4.2 billion from oil sales. The six-month period will give diplomats time to negotiate a more sweeping agreement.

It builds on the momentum of the public dialogue opened during September’s annual U.N. gathering, which included a 15-minute phone conversation between President Barack Obama and moderate-leaning Rouhani, who was elected in June.

The package includes freezing Iran’s ability to enrich uranium at a maximum 5 percent level, which is well below the threshold for weapons-grade material and is aimed at easing Western concerns that Tehran could one day seek nuclear arms.

Obama hailed the pact’s provisions, which include curbs on Iran’s enrichment and other projects that could be used to make nuclear arms, as key to preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear threat.

“Simply put, they cut off Iran’s most likely paths to a bomb,” he told reporters in Washington.

For Iran, keeping the enrichment program active was a critical goal. Iran’s leaders view the country’s ability to make nuclear fuel as a source of national pride and an essential part of its insistence at nuclear self-sufficiency.

Giving up too much on the enrichment program would have likely brought a storm of protest by Iranian hard-liners, who were already uneasy over the marathon nuclear talks and Rouhani’s outreach to Washington.

In a nationally broadcast speech, Rouhani said the accord recognizes Iran’s “nuclear rights” even if that precise language was kept from the final document because of Western resistance.

Iran nuke deal John Kerry“No matter what interpretations are given, Iran’s right to enrichment has been recognized,” said Rouhani, who later posed with family members of nuclear scientists killed in slayings in recent years that Iran has blamed on Israel and allies.

Saying “trust is a two-way street,” Rouhani insisted that talks on a comprehensive agreement should start immediately.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who led his country’s delegation, called on both sides to see the agreement as an “opportunity to end an unnecessary crisis and open new horizons.”

But initial reaction in Israel was strongly negative. Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, called the deal, a “historic mistake.” End of quote. Full article linked to above.

cartoon axis of evil meet and greet 2013 Iran USA[]N4TM Commentary:

Obama couldn’t construct a working Health Care website to go with his overhaul of American Health Care system, yet he wants us to believe he brokered a working lasting peace deal with Iran over it’s nuclear weapons enrichment program!?

Merely 11 years ago, then President George W. Bush, addressed the Nation and called Iran part of the “Axis of Evil,” now we are appeasing them.Make no mistake we are still allowing them to continue to enrich uranium and we are alleviating sanctions on them that have worked by staving off being bombed by them and perhaps prohibiting them from bombing Israel as well. Some would see the sanctions as a working solution to the never ending problem that is Iran. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, then president of Iran, called the United States “Satan” in his speech at the UN just a few years ago. There are countless videos and images of Iranian people calling for the “Death of America” and the “Death of Israel;” however, somehow we are to forget all that and believe that Iran wants peace with the US?Mahmoud-Ahmadinejad-at-th-001

Eleven years is a long time, I’m sure adults can’t remember all the countries named in that speech that made up the “Axis of Evil.”  Quite frankly the speech by G.W.B was propaganda anyway, merely a means for the neocons to have a perpetual state of War. Ahmadinejad said in June 2008, “Today, the time for the fall of the satanic power of the United States has come and the countdown to the annihilation of the emperor of power and wealth has started.” Source here Most have forgotten this speech as well.

Thanks to Obama, re-branding the USA’s image in the Middle East, we can rest assured that the Middle East and all of America’s enemies from the past only want good things for the US now and will honor all peace treaties they sign to. This “deal” is not a peace treaty, it’s not even an agreement for ‘mutual assured destruction.’ Exactly what was the deal Iran and the US agreed to?




Excerpt from Jerusalem Post.com: http://www.jpost.com/Diplomacy-and-Politics/Nuclear-deal-between-Iran-and-six-world-powers-reached-in-Geneva-332785

Additionally in the deal, three-quarters of all centrifuges already installed at Fordow, and half of those at Natanz — another major facility — will be rendered inoperable within the coming months.

Iran will not be allowed to install new centrifuges, but will be required under the agreement to freeze all enrichment beyond 20 percent — a key step towards weaponization. The Iranian government will also be required to “dilute” all uranium already enriched above 5 percent into a form “not suitable for further enrichment,” the White House said on Saturday night.

But Iran may continue enriching uranium to 3.5 percent, and is required to dismantle any existing enrichment infrastructure.

The heavy-water plutonium reactor in Arak — which provides the Islamic Republic with another path to a nuclear warhead — will not be commissioned, fueled or further expanded.

In exchange for these concessions from Tehran, world powers will provide the Islamic Republic with sanctions relief valued up to $7-10 billion, including $4.2 billion in direct foreign exchange. The sanctions adjustments are “limited and reversible,” says the US government.

The official said that sanctions relief on Iran would amount to, “at most, $6-7 billion dollars,” in return for “very important concessions.”

That compares to over $100 billion lost in oil revenue alone over the last two years, the official noted, and an expected $30 billion more over the next six months, throughout the duration of the interim deal.

“The relief automatically expires at the end of six months,” the official noted, adding that the relief offered will be tightly controlled and “doled out in increments.”

The White House released a list of sanctions that would remain in place immediately after the announcement of the deal, which includes those against the Central Bank of Iran, Iran’s oil sector and restricted access to the US financial system.

The agreement will be in effect for six months, during which time the P5+1 powers will attempt to forge a conclusive, final-status agreement that will end the nuclear impasse.

“Nothing will be agreed to unless everything is agreed to,” Obama said.

The US government has said its goal is to “put time on the clock” in order to stave off military conflict between itself with its allies and the Iranian government.

US officials have characterized an alternative strategy popular on Capitol Hill — not to strike an interim deal with Iran, but rather to sanction its government even further — as equivalent to ordering a march to war.

“This deal appears to provide the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism with billions of dollars in exchange for cosmetic concessions that neither fully freeze nor significantly roll back its nuclear infrastructure,” said Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill), who favors new sanctions against Iran and lobbied against the deal. “Furthermore, the deal ignores Iran’s continued sponsorship of terrorism, its testing of long-range ballistic missiles and its abuse of human rights.” Kerry canceled a trip to Israel earlier in the week in order to clear his schedule for the weekend, expecting his presence would be required in Geneva.

The secretary will fly on from the Swiss city to London to meet with UK Foreign Secretary William Hague on Iran, and other matters, including Syria and the Middle East peace process.

The international community has refused to accept Iran’s production of fissile material since 2003, when George W. Bush called the Iranian government part of an “axis of evil” for its attempts to build weapons of mass destruction.” End of quote.

What’s the end game for Obama? He’s arming the enemies of the US (Al Qaeda in Libya and Syria), he’s allowing the Iranian Regime to continue enriching unabated (and we all know that they will enrich to the point of a Nuclear Bomb), he’s spying on ‘us’ (the American citizens) and on our allies (Germany, Latin America, etc.), he’s implemented a death blow to our economy via A.H.A (Affordable Health Care Act), he is weakening our military, what else does he need to do? He’s sanctified homosexual marriage, blessed planned parenthood, and created an atmosphere within American society that if you valued the country as a Republic or fancied yourself to be a capitalist, you are now the scum of the earth. What was his mission, and is he done yet? He has until January 2017. Three more years of Barrack Hussein Obama and his version of politicking.

Twin Blasts Near Iranian Embassy in Lebanon Kill at Least 23; Dozens Injured


lebanon-blastsBeirut embassy of Iran attacked[] Images and other Links w/excerpts from other news agencies on same topic below. []


From BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-24997876

“The Sunni jihadist group Abdullah Azzam Brigades said it was behind the attack.

The head of the al-Qaeda-linked group described the attack as a “double martyrdom operation carried out by two heroes from the heroic Sunnis of Lebanon”.

Meanwhile, inside Syria, the government appears to be winning its attempt to cut off one of the rebels’ last remaining supply routes across the Lebanese border.

The Syrian army has taken control of the town of Qara after three days of fighting.

The rebel group Jabat al-Nusra declared that it and other rebel forces had withdrawn.

The Syrian government now controls the road linking the coast to the capital.

The rebel-held suburbs around Damascus, which are already under siege and bombardment, will now be under even more pressure.”

From San Gabriel Valley Tribune (via Associated Press):

BEIRUT — Two suicide bombers detonated explosions outside the Iranian Embassy in a mainly Shiite district of the Lebanese capital on Tuesday, killing 23 people, including the Iranian cultural attaché, apparently in retaliation for the Lebanese group Hezbollah’s support of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

The bombings appeared to be another strike in an intensifying proxy battle over Syria’s civil war that is rattling its smaller neighbor Lebanon. An al-Qaida-linked Sunni extremist group claimed responsibility for the attack, saying more would follow unless the Iranian-backed Shiite Hezbollah withdraws fighters that have helped Assad’s military score key victories over Syrian rebels.

The midmorning blasts hit the upscale neighborhood of Janah, a Hezbollah stronghold, leaving bodies and pools of blood on the glass-strewn street amid burning cars. More than 140 people were wounded, officials said.

A Lebanese security official said the first suicide attacker was on a motorcycle that carried two kilograms (4.4 pounds) of explosives. He blew himself up at the large black main gate of the Iranian mission, damaging the three-story facility, the official said.

Less than two minutes later, a second suicide attacker driving a car rigged with 50 kilograms (110 pounds) of explosives struck about 10 meters (yards) away, the official said. He spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.”

[]N4TM commentary:

These were Sunni Al Qaeda freaks whom the US supports in Syria. The US is aiding, funding, arming, and training these types of people to fight against Syrian President Bashar al Assad.

Good read:
U.S. To Train Libyan Military Including Islamists
“The U.S. military is preparing to conduct military and special operations training for Libya’s military and the training will risk including Islamist terrorists among the trainees, according to the commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command.

Adm. William McRaven, the commander who helped lead the covert raid to kill al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, said in a brief interview Saturday that the counterterrorism training operation has not begun. “We’re in the early stages,” he told the Free Beacon.

McRaven said a major gun battle erupted in Tripoli last week among opposing militias, a sign of instability in the North African country. The training is needed to stabilize Libya, an oil-rich country beset by mounting terrorism and Islamist militias.

During a panel discussion on the war on terrorism at the Reagan National Defense Forum, McRaven disclosed that the Libyan military training would include both conventional forces training and special operations training and that there will be risks.

“We are going to have to assume some risks,” McRaven said. “Right now we have the authorities to do that training, and I think as a country we have to say there is probably some risk that some of the people we will be training with do not have the most clean records, but at the end of the day it is the best solution we can find to train them to deal with their own problems.”

McRaven disclosed the plans for Libyan training when asked about problems encountered in training foreign special operations forces.” Click link to read full article

Originally posted on KTLA:

At least 23 people were killed and 146 injured Tuesday after twin bombings in front of the Iranian embassy in southern Beirut, the Lebanese health ministry said.

Iran’s cultural attache, Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Ansari, was killed in the attack, the Iranian ambassador to Lebanon told Hezbollah TV.

The dead also included two Iranian civilians who lived in a building close to the Iranian embassy, Lebanon’s National News Agency reported.

Stunned witnesses looked on as a series of massive flames and pillars of black smoke leapt into the the sky. The fires burned out several cars parked on a nearby street.

At least six buildings were damaged, Lebanese Internal Security Forces said.

Iran’s ambassador to Lebanon, Ghazanfar Roknabadi, said he had no doubt the Iranian embassy was the target of the two blasts — but that any effort to thwart Iran’s agendas would be unsuccessful.

“We have no fear when it comes…

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Feds warn States to prepare for Withholding Food Stamps for November


This letter was taken from Zerohedge www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-10-15/foodstamp-program-shutdown-imminent

If this is true the “glitch” conducted over the weekend will pale in comparison to what a real EBT Shutdown could look like.

Here is a quote from a Fox affiliate:
States across the country are being told to stop the supplemental nutrition assistance program for the month of November, pending further notice.
That’s according to a letter from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Fox 13 obtained a copy from the Crossroads Urban Center in downtown Salt Lake City. Crossroads says if Utah families don’t get food stamps, they’ll turn to the local food pantries, which are already strapped due to the government shutdown. Homeless people Fox 13 talked to, some who use SNAP, say losing food stamps would mean going hungry.” Source Fox13 Utah

In Arizona Governor Jan Brewer already dipped into State funds to furnish TANF recipients for the month of October see here: http://bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-07/no-welfare-in-arizona-as-state-first-to-halt-in-shut-down.html
I also reported on this as well as the EBT “glitch.”

I believe this weekend’s event on the EBT outage was a trial run. “If” the states are being told to withhold money for welfare in November, it says a lot.

(A) The “Government Shutdown” is going to last long enough to see this come to pass.
(B) The Feds are telling our States what to do. The Feds have done the same charade regarding our State parks, closing them then allowing the individual States to temporarily fund the reopening until the “shutdown” is over when they will then reimburse the States for money spent.
(C) Obama must want to see chaos and blood running in the streets of America.

Keep in mind if riots and protests flood the streets Obama will only be emboldened to extend his dictatorship and deploy his minion army to keep “the peace.” Let’s pray that the worst case scenario remains only as dreams of Alex Jones and Glenn Beck and not real bonafide crises that the current administration will not neglect as “opportunity. ”
North Carolina is first state to cut welfare amid federal shutdown Huffington Post

Since the GOP caved and gave Dems green light to hike the debt ceiling (and end the fake shutdown) who knows what this means in regards to the impending “Welfare collapse” who knows. Perhaps this is a non issue now that all is well. There’s still Comet Ison’s approach near earth. Here’s looking to yet a future end of the world scenario. (That’s positive doom and gloom!?)