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Ebola questions reporters need to ask

Stop me when I get to a question that makes no sense or you've heard the media ask already:

Why didn't president Obama seek out a broad coalition of troops before sending our soldiers to fight the Ebola virus?

What was Obama's basis for seeking to fight it unilaterally, deploying troops without Congressional approval?

Why exactly did he need an extra 1,000 troops to fight the virus, so soon after the first deployment?

Are Russia or Communist China sending in troops to fight the virus?

Why do you send military troops to fight a virus?

When do our troops come home? Is there a rotation schedule?

Do they have to be quarantined for 21 days when they do come home?

What's the plan for troops who come back and have Ebola?

Has the Veterans Administration been prepared for handling Ebola cases?

Is your confidence in their ability to do so as high as your confidence in the CDC?


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What's the CDC procedure for cleaning vomit off a street where an Ebola patient has vomited?

Is it true a guy in shorts and a t-shirt hosed Ebola vomit into a Dallas sewer?

How long can Ebola virus survive in a Dallas sewer? (wrong question)

Does anyone know how long Ebola virus can survive in a Dallas sewer? (that's rhetorical: the answer is no; Can things living in the sewer transmit the virus?)

If the CDC is so well prepared why did they leave that patient's Ebola-tainted stuff sit for days in his apartment with his family members? Please don't duck this question.

Would it be fair to say that the CDC isn't as prepared as many spokespeople say they are?

Are all American cities as prepared as people say the CDC over in Atlanta, Georgia is?


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The Dallas mayor said on national TV all the people in the apartment complex were communicated with, yet the people there said on national TV no one told them anything, why didn't you question him about that?

Anderson Cooper on CNN said the apartment residents spoke many different languages, who translated for the mayor? Why didn't you ask him?

Why did so many people there sit outside mere feet away, with their kids, as we saw on TV, while the room was hosed out with the doors open and fumes sprayed out? Is this standard CDC procedure? Can we have a copy of those procedures?

The Dallas mayor said the tainted goods were treated with bleach, is bleach effective on the virus?

What treatments are available for Ebola patients, and why haven't you reported on that yet?

What's the actual medical test for Ebola virus?

How long does the test take, and who can conduct the test?

How do you dispose of all the gear that comes in contact with Ebola?

Why can't you get Ebola from someone who is pre-symptomatic?

Does that imply a blood transfusion from, or sex with, a pre-symptomatic person would be fine? Why not?

How many cities have a company that can properly quarantine an apartment complex?

Who issues the permits for that?

How did Dallas find the clean-up company it decided to use? Is there another one in town?

Who would you use in Phoenix (or pick a city)?


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Is measuring a person's temperature with an infrared thermometer, as we see airport staff in Liberia doing on TV, a positive test for Ebola?

If a person has no temperature but carries the virus, is it safe for them to board a flight to the U.S.?

If a person has no temperature does that mean it's safe to have sex with them?

How many people per hundred thousand have a non-Ebola fever (or diarrhea or vomiting) on an average day?

If a person has a fever (or diarrhea or vomiting) is that grounds for isolating them for 21 days? Is that legal?

How did the cameraman for NBC get the disease? Why hasn't this question been answered already? What treatment can he get in the U.S. that he can't get somewhere else?

Tell us about the U.S. patent on the Ebola virus. Why hasn't that been covered already?

How exactly does Ebola kill a person?

How long does it typically take from onset of Ebola symptoms for death to occur?

How long can the virus live in airborne droplets of bodily fluid, like from a sneeze?

Does the Ebola virus die instantaneously in air, or in a nanosecond, microsecond, seconds, and how do you know that?

Why isn't there any supply of the experimental drug ZMapp? Has ZMapp been proven effective?

Tell us about other drugs they're testing and how much supply there is.

How are you authorizing human testing of new drugs without clinical safety trials. Is this legal?

What's happening in Brussels, Belgium, where the first patient landed and changed planes?

Where is the ambulance the patient was transported in, how is that being disinfected?

I could keep asking questions like this but I suspect your patience is wearing thin.

Do you get the idea that reporters aren't asking relevant questions? Why is that? Didn't they go to journalism school? What do they teach them in there? Am I being to cynical for you?

Have a nice day. Namaste.

U.S. Pledges Billions It Doesn't Have

The lamestream media told you:

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/health/2013/12/02/president-obama-pledges-100-million-to-find-hivaids-cure/

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama announced a new initiative at the National Institutes of Health in pursuit of a cure for HIV, saying his administration is redirecting $100 million into the project to find a new generation of therapies...

Obama made the announcement Monday at a White House event marking World AIDS Day, which was Sunday -- and as health leaders and philanthropists gathered in Washington to determine how to replenish the major global health fund that combats AIDS and two of the world's other leading killers in low-income countries.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=251445070

In other news, Kerry pledged $32.5 million, including up to $18 million for Vietnam that will include five fast patrol boats for its Coast Guard. With the new contribution, U.S. maritime security assistance to the region will exceed $156 million over the next two years, he said.

Kerry said the new assistance was not a "quickly conceived reaction to any events in the region" but rather a "gradual and deliberate expansion" of U.S. support as part of the Obama administration's broader decision to refocus attention on the Asia-Pacific.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Where does all this money come from? Isn't Congress supposed to be involved in things like this? Don't these "reporters" even ask about that, instead of just telling the public the money is flying out the door? Isn't the U.S. way beyond broke, hopelessly in debt? How is it we're giving away money like this? Do any Page Nine readers remember back to when a million dollars was, like, a lot of money? They are giving away amounts of money beyond any human capacity to understand how much money it is -- and we don't even have it. Someone needs to be fired, pronto, tonto. (That's not a race joke about Indians, it's a Spanish word, look it up.)

Feds 40-Year Study Doesn't Stop Bacteria, or Feds

The lamestream media told you:

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/viewart/20131216/NEWS/312160112/FDA-plans-tougher-rule-antibacterial-soaps

WASHINGTON - After more than 40 years of study, the U.S. government said Monday it has no evidence that the anti-bacterial chemicals used in countless common soaps and washes help prevent the spread of germs, and it is reviewing research suggesting they may pose health risks.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Only the government (in this case the FDA) could study something for 40 frickin' years before drawing a simple conclusion. At least, taxpayers paid the salaries of these people the entire time, so they had so-called jobs.

Even as a child I learned and understood that the entire planet Earth (proper noun, takes a capital "E") is covered from edge to edge with germs and this is normal and fine.

Living in a sea of germs we develop immunities and this is healthy and good. Any attempt to destroy short-lived fast-breeding germs only kills the weak ones, leaving stronger ones behind to breed, creating new more resistant ones. It's called natural selection, a feature secularists adore so much they see it as a godless way to view humanity itself, where it barely applies at all. The AP report continues:

"The government's preliminary ["preliminary!" 40 years and it's preliminary!] ruling ["ruling"! they learn what everyone knows and they think it's a ruling!] lends new support to outside researchers who have long argued [yeah, like for 40 years] that the chemicals are, at best, ineffective and at worst, a threat to public health [like selective killing of bacteria just directly breeds stronger bacteria, everyone knows that, it's the way life works, moron]."

The rest of the article is so meshugena I can't go on: "The rule does not apply to hand sanitizers, most of which use alcohol rather than anti-bacterial chemicals." [alcohol IS a chemical, it IS anti-bacterial -- it kills bacteria, what does IS mean, have mercy.] Conclusion: you should drink alcohol rather than bathe in it?

The Nose Knows

The lamestream media told you:

It's unjust that everyone doesn't have health care. We should be more civilized about it, like in Canada, where everyone is covered.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

"An elderly Canadian couple owns a townhouse on my street in Scottsdale, Ariz., and uses it for a winter residence.  As I was standing in my driveway recently on a 109-degree day, a woman I didn't recognize came out of the house, walked over, and introduced herself as the daughter of the couple.  The forty-something woman was staying at the house with her younger brother, who was recuperating from having half his nose removed in cancer surgery at a local hospital.

"After commiserating with the woman, I asked why he didn't have the surgery in his native country of Canada.  She said that because of the long wait times for diagnosis and treatment in Canada, the cancer wasn't diagnosed in time to avoid the gruesome surgery and would have spread and killed him if he had waited for treatment at home.   It was better to pay for the surgery out of their own pockets, she said, than take a chance in their home country.

"When I expressed shock over this, she shocked me even more with what she said next.  With a shrug of the shoulders, she said, 'Oh well, at least everyone has health insurance in Canada.'

"My God!  Think of the brainwashing and caving-in to collectivism behind that statement.  Her brother just had half his nose removed with his life hanging in the balance, and had to run from the system or die, but hey, it's for the good of the collective so it's okay." -- by Mencken’s Ghost, June 27, 2012. Thanks Craig.

America does not need Canadian-style health insurance.

Osama Bin Laden Is Dead

The lamestream media told you:

Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. Osama Bin Laden Is Dead. Osama Bin Laden Is Dead.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

The U.S. reporting on the apparent death of Osama Bin Laden was disgraceful. A single fact was used for endless hours of repetitious and vacuous reporting. No new news is big news to the “news” media, once big news is released.

The U.S. public was treated to thousands of repetitious images of a vile criminal smiling, shooting guns, holding meetings, teaching, walking -- it was a horrendous tribute to a horrendous criminal, remorselessly played for the public ad nauseum. The repetitious-image approach mimicked the "reporting" of the suspect in the Tucson shooting of Gabrielle Giffords for reasons that were unclear at press time.

Images of Navy Seals training, shooting, swimming, running, deploying in multiple environments from multiple departure vehicles --  the real heroes in the event -- were not shown, because there was no time left after all the stock images of the dead guy day after day, according to experts.

No facts emerged for days, especially the most important facts that were immediately available -- the reaction of Osama's supporters -- vicious and dedicated muslim enemies of the U.S. in nearly 70 nations.

We do know that when the twin towers were attacked in 2001, our muslim arch-enemies, who Mr. Obama assures us we are not at war with, were dancing in the streets and giving out candy. Virtually no muslim stood up to condemn the attack back then, casting doubt on Obama's Osama assertions.

According to at least half of America, Mr. Obama may believe we are not at war with muslims, but muslims believe they are at war with us.

Rumors of Americans now going about fully armed all the time, to deter possible muslim reprisals cannot be confirmed, since smartly armed people do not give up tactical advantage easily.

Al Jazeera TV, available to anyone with an Internet connection, ate the U.S. media's lunch on the issue. While American talking heads were speculating and pontificating, and congratulating themselves on the glorious but ten-year-late victory, Al Jazeera was on the ground in muslim country after muslim country, covering what's going on in the belly of the beast. No grandstand cheering could be found from the religion of peace, now that its most prominent figure was apparently disposed of and, in true Mafia style, turned into fish bait.

Contrary to the words of Mr. Obama, Osama bin laden was not brought to justice, a tasteful euphemism preferred by girliemen in a position of power. He was put to death, a significant difference, especially to the dead person, according to leading experts who refused to be identified. The same experts point out that Obama's Osama victory was due in large measure to Obama's predecessors. Obama's actions in office actually severely weakened our fight against muslims, a fact easily studied with a simple Google search (banning effective interrogations, reducing assets, changing language and terms to protect the religion of peace from oprobrium, etc.).

According to Al Jazeera sources, locals reported a heavy-duty mission underway, with multiple helicopters running with lights off. Contributors in Pakistan (pronounced pock-EE-ston according to Obama) had long believed he was long dead. No clear representation of how much ISI -- Pakistani intelligence -- were involved, and if they were, unclear what reprisals that might generate.

Real news agencies would have Arabic-speaking reporters attending mosques around the world and reporting on what was going on there, you think?

Biden Disburses Cash

The lamestream media told you:

CHISINAU, Moldova -- U.S. vice president Joe Biden, fresh off a tough speech on Russian human rights, sided firmly Friday with Moldova's Europe-minded leader over opponents pressing for closer ties to Moscow... As the first U.S. vice president ever to visit Moldova, he pledged $262 million in aid over five years, according to Jonathan Weisman, writing for the Wall Street Journal. The story got coverage from most lamestream outlets in America.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703597804576194534027327912.html

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:


An exhaustive study shows that vice president Joe Biden lacks any power or authority whatsoever to promise money to, well, anyone, actually, including tiny Moldova, the poorest country in Europe, which may seek to become a member of the failing European Union.

The U.S. Constitution delegates spending to acts of Congress, and Congress did not act, or reportedly even know about the vice president's plan to abscond with more than a quarter billion dollars of taxpayer funds and give them away. The former communist-dominated nation has untold numbers of former communists still in power, a point which went unmentioned in "news" coverage.

No arrests have been made or are expected, and no investigation is planned because, "He's the vice president for Pete's sake," according to one unnamed co-conspirator, confirming remarks from three bureaucrats who will be writing the checks to Moldova, using your money and mine. Public outrage among U.S. citizens, well, there wasn't any, because it happens so often the public has grown weary.

Time.com reported that: "Anyone living within firing range of Biden's route through the capital city, Chisinau, was ordered to lock up their guns. Manhole covers were soldered shut to make sure no bad guys could spring from the sewers. Volunteers handed out little American flags..."
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2058593,00.html

Healthcare Poll Nonsense

The lamestream media told you:

Steven Thomma, writing for the McClatchy newspaper chain says, "A majority of Americans want Congress to keep the new health-care law or actually expand it, despite Republican claims that they have a mandate from the people to kill it, according to a new McClatchy Newspapers-Marist poll. The post-election survey indicated that 51 percent of registered voters want to keep the law or change it to do more... http://tinyurl.com/3yy6fav

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Polls like this are nonsense on their face, since even the members of Congress who signed the gigantic bill don't know what's in it. Asking people what they think of something they know nothing about is scandalous just on logical grounds.

Reporting about a bogus and manipulative propaganda effort like this might have merit. Using it as a news story, to provide support for a politician's waning popularity, is as serious an ethical breech as
flat out lying. The all-too-common reporter excuse that, "I accurately reported what the survey said," is no excuse and just adds to the embarrassing humiliation that has become U.S. "news."

It's not known if the reporter helping to perpetrate the hoax was aware of how bad this is, or if he was duped just like his readers. It was not known at press time if any of the survey respondents could name even a dozen of the hundreds of provisions in the massive bill they say they like, or describe even a single item in it with any degree of accuracy.

Health Care Freedom

The lamestream media told you:

“Missouri Votes Against Health-Care Reform,” according to the Associate Press story following the Missouri primary elections.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Missouri didn’t vote against health-care reform, Missouri voted in favor of health-care freedom. They agreed with the 70% of the public who want to stop an out-of-control federal government’s attempt to takeover America’s health care system.

“The AP routinely skews their reports to protect the government and chastise we the people,” according to a leading news expert. “It’s as plain as day, but the AP of course denies it, despite the ink on the pages they circulate to the public.”

Missing in all the reports was any mention of a total lack of authority for government to control the health care system, or of a human being’s inherent right to do business with any doctor as the doctor and patient see fit.

Such things are strictly controlled by the U.S. Constitution, which grants no authority to regulate health care, or run departments dedicated to regulating agriculture, education or energy. Despite constant usurpations of such forbidden powers, no arrests have been made or are expected.

Pandemics Wimp Out

The lamestream media told you:

Be very afraid of the coming disease disasters, from the flu to AIDS, which could wipe out most of the world. Get your safety-serum vaccinations today.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Occasional Page Nine commentator and Cartridge Family Band guitarist Eric Cartridge points out that, "Check this out, gentlemen (articles linked below): AIDS may not even exist in the form the lamestream media and medical establishment has led us to believe (which probably has something to do with why many people are able to live with it). Not that this is surprising to me -- AIDS may well fall into the phantom (or at least exaggerated) boogie-man category with other so-called "pandemics" like SARS, bird flu, swine flu, HPV, H1N1 super flu, (remember all those and the desperate warnings and injection encouragements they came with?) ad infinitum which never materialized into a major threat to humanity... Fear is the motivator, money is the means and control is the end. A proper skeptic always keeps these things in mind. I would recommend looking at other theories of the so-called 'AIDS' question in terms of how it is defined, its causes, and its cures." See http://www.naturalnews.com/027354_AIDS_HIV_immune_system.html, http://www.duesberg.com/papers/chemical-bases.html, http://www.duesberg.com/index.html.

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Doctors' Offices Invaded

The lamestream media told you:

The historic health-care reform bill passed after 100 years of effort.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

The new federal health-care takeover bill passed after groundbreaking manipulation, coercion, kickbacks and bribery, all of which have gone unpunished. Doctors and patients (i.e., virtually all Americans) are scheduled to be hammered by the bill when its health care hits the fan over the next eight years (a new law-making stunt -- delayed implementation). You can find the bill on thomas.gov using its number, widely omitted from lamestream reports, H.R. 3590.

Unreported in the floods of reporting on this monumental reorganization of America is the fact that a new standard has entered the halls of Congress. How either party will resist the new model of getting votes by making gigantic unequal offers to select "representatives" is unclear, and undoing the harm caused by this corrupt practice, now a new benchmark for moving legislation, is unknown at press time. Wait... it's not that new, it's just bigger and more blatant than ever.

Identities of the reported 32 million people who will receive medical treatment at the expense of everyone else was unavailable at press time, and the actual number is unsubstantiated. Rumors that many of these people are in the country illegally were not denied by anyone. Whether these people actually want or need health insurance is unknown, especially since the identities of the people is a mystery.

Receiving virtually no attention, mind numbing piles of cash handouts called "grants" are strewn throughout the bill, according to the 21-page table of contents, including such gems as "Workforce Diversity Grants," an umbrella category of "Grants to States," "Community Transformation Grants" which will be determined later based on applications from non profits and "community service groups" and others, "Adult Protective Service Grants," and buckets of money for people and groups who know how to apply to get it. Other grants are hidden under other headings, such as grants tucked into the lengthy "Elder Justice" section.

Somewhere in the bowels of bureaucracy is someone who knows what this is: "Application Of Coding Intensity Adjustment During MA Payment Transition," but you sure can't tell from reading the item. That's true of virtually the entire bill, but it didn't stop your "representatives" from voting for it. If your legislators voted for it and didn't know what it was, that's malfeasance, and grounds for removal from office -- without waiting for another election to do so.

Do not trust anyone who says they've read the bill, since they're lying. The bill cannot be read in the normal sense of the word. It must be dissected and arduously cross referenced to gain any understanding of most of it. For example: "(J) Section 137 of such Code is amended—(i) by striking ‘‘section 23(d)’’ in sub-section (d) and inserting ‘‘section 36C(d)’’, and 4 (ii) by striking ‘‘section 23’’ in sub-section (e) and inserting ‘‘section 36C’’. I am not making this up.

Some parts even include English but are equally undecipherable: " ‘‘(3) Health Insurance.—The term ‘health insurance’ shall not include—‘‘(A) any insurance coverage described in paragraph (1)(A) or (3) of section 9832(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986..." You too can randomly pick out sections like this, try it, it's fun, they're everywhere.

It should be noted that the four or five key talking points of the bill, which dominated "news" coverage the entire time, can be put into law in a mere few pages, hiding the fact that the 2,400 pages of this bill contains astounding levels of government growth, new bureaucracy, and massive controls over the public and private industry.

For example: "No person shall be denied the right to buy any kind of legal insurance from any legal provider in the nation," can be spelled out in a page or two (or one sentence, as the Uninvited Ombudsman has just done). It could also be re-cast to be more effective: "Any person who denies a citizen the right to buy legal insurance from any legal provider in the world shall be imprisoned or fined." Every "news" talking point can be made that simple.

Thankfully, the "news" is finally talking about finding out what's in the bill, now that it's too late, and bragging about dictates they are finding -- like the requirement for restaurants to analyze and publish the nutritional content of their meals, an obvious desperately needed health care reform the president must have been talking about when he failed to mention it (sic).

The same applies to virtually every other ballyhooed feature in this extraordinarily socialist usurpation of power. A new book, Intellectual Terrorism, to be available from Bloomfield Press soon, suggests jail terms for legislators who introduce or support socialist legislation harmful to the United States.

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