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WATCH LIVE: House Subcommittee Hearing On The Ebola Crisis – Examining the U.S. Public Health Response To The Ebola Outbreak (Oct. 16, 2014)

October 16, 2014 at 11:15 am

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

Witnesses:

Dr. Thomas R. Frieden

Director
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Witness Testimony (Truth in Testimony and CV

Dr. Anthony Fauci

Director
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Witness Testimony (Truth in Testimony and CV)

Dr. Luciana Borio

Assistant Commissioner
Counterterrorism Policy
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Witness Testimony (Truth in Testimony and CV)

Dr. Robin Robinson

Director
Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Witness Testimony (Truth in Testimony and CV)

Mr. John P. Wagner

Acting Assistant Commissioner
Office of Field Operations, Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Witness Testimony (Truth in Testimony and CV)

Dr. Daniel Varga

Chief Clinical Officer and Senior Vice President
Texas Health Resources
Witness Testimony (Truth in Testimony and CV)

Via: http://energycommerce.house.gov/hearing/examining-us-public-health-response-ebola-outbreak

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Lesbian Mayor Declares War On Christians: Subpoenas Local Pastors’ Constitutionally Protected Sermons AND Communications With Congregants

October 15, 2014 at 8:46 pm

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Vengeful Houston Mayor Annise Parker; (“a former gay activist who recently married her partner in January of this year“) must be bucking for the scandal ridden Lois Lerners former position as head of Obama’s IRS.

Via Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF):

City officials are upset over a voter lawsuit filed after the city council rejected valid petitions to repeal a law that allows members of the opposite sex into each other’s restrooms. ADF attorneys say the city is illegitimately demanding that the pastors, who are not party to the lawsuit, turn over their sermons and other communications simply so the city can see if the pastors have ever opposed or criticized the city.

“City council members are supposed to be public servants, not ‘Big Brother’ overlords who will tolerate no dissent or challenge,” said ADF Senior Legal Counsel Erik Stanley. “In this case, they have embarked upon a witch-hunt, and we are asking the court to put a stop to it.”

“The city’s subpoena of sermons and other pastoral communications is both needless and unprecedented,” said ADF Litigation Counsel Christiana Holcomb. “The city council and its attorneys are engaging in an inquisition designed to stifle any critique of its actions. Political and social commentary is not a crime; it is protected by the First Amendment.”

In June, the Houston City Council passed its “bathroom bill,” which sparked a citizen initiative to have the council either repeal the bill or place it on the ballot for voters to decide. The public submitted more than three times the legally required number of valid signatures, which the city secretary, who is entrusted by law to examine and certify petitions, certified as sufficient. The mayor and city attorney defied the law and rejected the certification.
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Read the subpoena.

Contact info:
(I urge civility.)
Mayor Annise D. Parker
City of Houston
P.O. Box 1562 Houston, TX 77251
Phone: 3-1-1, or 713.837.0311
Email: mayor@houstontx.gov

Twitter: @houstontxdotgov@AnniseParker
Facebook: Houston Mayor Annise Parker

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Watch Fox News Megyn Kelly Grill Obama CDC Director Director Tom Frieden On Ebola Outbreak (VIDEO)

October 15, 2014 at 8:15 pm

ebola-obola-2Megyn Kelly holds the blundering, bumbling Obama bureaucrat’s feet to the fire.

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What. An. Idiot.
To know that Obama does not have America’s best interest at heart, all one need do is to take a good look at his appointees.

The Frieden grilling which took place last night came before this disconcerting news broke overnight: BREAKING OVERNIGHT! 2nd Dallas Healthcare Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

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Zero Tolerance Gone Mad! School Forces 5 Yr Old To Sign Bizarre Illegal Contract [IMAGE & VIDEO]

October 15, 2014 at 8:00 pm

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As always gun grabbing fascism lies just beneath the surface of this latest zero tolerance related outrage.

Via WPMI NBC 15:

Rebecca did not want Local 15 News to use her last name. She said E R Dickson school officials crossed the line when they had her daughter sign a Mobile County Public Safety Contract without her being present. …

School officials told Rebecca they had to send Elizabeth home after an incident in class.

“They told me she drew something that resembled a gun,” said Rebecca. “According to them she pointed a crayon at another student and said, ‘pew pew,” said Rebecca.

She said her child was given a questionnaire to evaluate her for suicidal thoughts. …

Without her permission, Rebecca said her child was given the Mobile County Public School Safety Contract to sign stating she wouldn’t kill herself or others.

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“While I was in the lobby waiting they had my 5-year-old sign a contract about suicide and homicide,” said Rebecca.

According to state law, minors cannot legally sign a contract.
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Rebecca is pushing to have the incident removed from her child’s record. She said school officials have requested Elizabeth see a psychiatrist.

She believes that is unnecessary.

Elizabeth’s mother ‘Rebecca’ speaks to Local 15 News:
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H/T Dave Blount at Moonbattery who adds:

Education must be pried loose from government, so that freedom of choice on the part of parents will put an end to schools run by demented moonbat ideologues.

I second that emotion.

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#ShawShooting: Gunshot Residue Tests & Ballistics Evidence Show Vonderitt Myers Fired At The Officer (Residue Test Image)

October 15, 2014 at 7:33 pm

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A word to the unwise, good boys armed with a just a sandwich do not end up dead covered in gun powder, violent thugs who shoot at cops who return fire in self defense –do.
Via the St Louis Post-Dispatch:

ST. LOUIS • Gunshot residue tests and ballistics evidence indicate that Vonderitt D. Myers Jr. fired a gun at a police officer before being fatally shot, police and union officials said Tuesday.
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The Missouri Highway Patrol analysis released Tuesday found gunshot residue on Myers’ hands, on his shirt and inside the waistband and pockets of his jeans. Police said that although gunshot residue can be present on anyone near a shooting, the results show levels consistent with Myers being the shooter, because the police officer was standing too far away.

Ballistics evidence also revealed three bullets that hit the ground where the officer was trying to take cover matched Myers’ gun. A round found inside a car behind the officer was too badly damaged to be able to match it to Myers’ gun, however, it did not match the type of bullets the officer fired, police said.

‘Lean’ and mean.

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2nd Dallas Healthcare Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

October 15, 2014 at 3:17 pm

It’s about to get real, real fast. Prayers, prayers, prayers, prayers.

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Preliminary test positive, awaiting confirmation from the CDC.

Via the Associated Press (Oct. 15, 2014 6:42 AM EDT)

DALLAS (AP) — A second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services said Wednesday.

The department said in the statement early Wednesday [Oct. 15, 2014] that was also posted on its website that the worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediate isolated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

Health officials said the worker was among those who took care of Thomas Eric Duncan after he was diagnosed with Ebola after returning from a trip to Africa. Duncan died Oct. 8.

The department said a preliminary Ebola test was conducted late Tuesday at a state public health laboratory in Austin, Texas, and came back positive during the night. It said confirmatory testing would be conducted at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

The statement said the health care worker, who wasn’t identified, was interviewed to quickly identify any contacts or potential exposures. It said others will be monitored who had interactions with the worker or possible exposure to the virus.

It has been estimated that around 70 healthcare workers at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital were involved in the care of Thomas Eric Duncan after he was hospitalized.

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CAUGHT ON TAPE! #FergusonOctober #MoralMonday: New Black Panther Threatens To Kill Ferguson Police “Praise Allah!” (VIDEO)

October 15, 2014 at 12:56 pm

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“No revolution with out your bloodshed!”

America’s top cop; Obama DOJ AG Eric “My People” Holder is unavailable for comment.

Via Progressives Today:

On Monday night [Oct. 13, 2014], hundreds of far left protesters gathered at the Ferguson Police Department for “Moral Monday” protests.

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Transcript:

Panther – Y’all declared war when yall had killed Mike Brown!

Panther – Yall declared war!

Panther – Y’all declared war when you killed Vonderrit Myers!

Panther – This is a revolution. the revolution is the only solution.

Panther – No revolution with out your bloodshed!

Panther – This IS the Gray State. This is the Gray State!

Panther – You kill us, we kill you.

By-stander – Praise Jesus!

Panther – NO JESUS! PRAISE ALLAH! PRAISE TO ALLAH!

Panther – Only praise to Allah king of king and lord of lords. We will not fall.

Panther – Save yourself (pointing at cops).

Featured image: New Black Panther Party members stand guard outside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church during Michael ‘Mike’ Brown’s funeral (St. Louis, Mo -August 25, 2014).

Obamacare October Surprise! Insurance Premium Sticker Shock Delayed Until AFTER 2014 Midterm Election

October 15, 2014 at 12:20 pm

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The majority of Democrats up for re-election have been distancing themselves from Obamacare like rats fleeing a sinking ship and now this. If the news was good, Democrats would be clinging to Obamacare as if their lives depended on it and the Obama Administration would be shouting the cost savings from the highest mountaintop.
But they aren’t. And that is all we need to know.

Washington Times:

Those planning to purchase health insurance on the Obamacare exchange will soon find out how much rates have increased — after the Nov. 4 election.

Enrollment on the Healthcare.gov website begins Nov. 15, or 11 days after the midterm vote, and critics who worry about rising premium hikes in 2015 say that’s no coincidence. Last year’s inaugural enrollment period on the health-care exchange began Oct. 1.

“This is more than just a glitch,” said Tim Phillips, president of free-market Americans for Prosperity, in a Friday statement. “The administration’s decision to withhold the costs of this law until after Election Day is just more proof that Obamacare is a bad deal for Americans.”

Robert Laszewski, president of Health Policy and Strategy Associates, said in a Monday column in USA Today that “when it comes to a lack of openness and transparency about Obamacare, this administration has no peer.”

Even so, details about cost increases are trickling out in states with pivotal Senate contests: Alaska, Iowa and Louisiana. All three states are wrestling with double-digit premium hikes from some state insurance companies on the exchange, which has fueled another round of Republican attacks on the Affordable Care Act.

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Trick Or Treat: Is This Obama Halloween Yard Decoration Offensive? (VIDEO)

October 15, 2014 at 11:46 am

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I report, you decide.

Offensive or not, respect is earned –not demanded.

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The offended neighbor did not play the race card, at least there’s that.

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Sneak Peek: Tea Party Patriots “Border States of America” Hosted By ‘Justified’s’ Nick Searcy (Trailer)

October 15, 2014 at 11:23 am

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If you aren’t angry about our WIDE OPEN border, you really should start paying attention.
And this new documentary by the Tea Party Patriots is a great place to start.
Via Breitbart:

A new documentary from the Tea Party Patriots will highlight the insecure border with Mexico, featuring interviews with Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Reps. Steve King (R-IA) and Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and scores of law enforcement officials who serve along the entire U.S. border with Mexico.

The documentary, titled “Border States of America,” is hosted by Nick Searcy—a star from the FX television series Justified where he plays a U.S. Marshal.

“Every day brings another example of the disastrous consequences of open borders and amnesty,” Tea Party Patriots president Jenny Beth Martin said in a statement about the documentary. “First, it was a humanitarian wave of crime and disease, now suspected terrorists are being apprehended with who knows how many slipping through; and of course there’s now the question of Ebola. Border States of America with Nick Searcy is a must-watch for those who care about the Republic’s security and sovereignty.”
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It is set to premiere at the Landmark Theater in Los Angeles on Thursday [Oct. 16, 2014] at 5:30 p.m. PT.

The documentary, which Breitbart News was provided for an exclusive review and sneak peek ahead of its public release, takes viewers from one end of the border to the other—across all of Texas and Arizona. Local law enforcement officials, Border Patrol agents, sheriffs, citizen volunteers and ranchers all go on the record in the film to detail how the border crisis is not limited to just a few tens of thousands of illegal alien children from Central American countries. [...]

Watch:

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Join [Tea Party Patriots] in Los Angeles for the live premiere or sign up receive a special link to watch the online nationwide premiere on October 16, 2014 at 8pm EDT here.

In related news: Media Ignores Inflow Of 35,000 Migrant Youths

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