How the feds block Ebola cures By Robert Goldberg

We have technology to potentially control Ebola and other viral outbreaks today. But the federal bureaucracy refuses to catch up with 21st-century science.

For example, diagnostic startup Nanobiosym has an iPhone-sized device that can accurately detect Ebola and other infectious diseases in less than an hour.

Two other companies, Synthetic Genomics and Novartis, have the capacity to create synthetic vaccine viruses for influenza and other infectious diseases in only four days. Both firms can also share data about outbreaks instantaneously and make real-time, geographically specific diagnosis and vaccine production possible.

These companies could start producing Ebola vaccine/treatments tomorrow — except that the Food and Drug Administration’s insistence on randomized studies and endless demands for more data means firms have to spend millions on paperwork instead of producing medicines.

And for every small company drained by such tactics, many others conclude it’s not even worth trying.

These advances aren’t available because the FDA is using 19th-century science to decide which medical technologies should be used in the 21st century.

Read more at NY Post

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North Dakota sets more oil production milestones in August – one billion barrels of total oil and more than 13% of US oil By Mark J. Perry

Oil drillers in North Dakota pumped out 1.13 million barrels of oil per day (bpd) in August, setting another new monthly all-time record high for the state’s crude oil production (see blue line in top chart), according to oil production data released yesterday by North Dakota’s Department of Mineral Resources. August marked the fifth straight month that daily oil production in the Peace Garden State exceeded one million barrels. Another important production milestone was reached in August, as average daily crude oil output from the state’s shale-rich Bakken oil fields topped one million bpd for the third straight month (see brown line in top chart), as the Bakken recently joined an elite group of only ten oil fields in world history whose daily output exceeded one million barrels at peak production. Oil production in the Bakken has increased more than 7X over the last 5 years, from only 151,522 bpd in August 2009 to 1.067 million bpd in August of this year, with accumulated production reaching the one billion barrel milestone in August.

Here are some other highlights of North Dakota’s record-setting oil output in August:
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Bakken now joins an elite group of only ten super-giant oil fields worldwide to ever produce more than a million barrels of oil per day at peak production, and just surpassed one billion barrels of accumulated total production.

Read more at Carpe Diem

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Quote of the Day 10/19/14

“In framing a government, which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.”– James Madison (1751-1836),
Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President

“Murphy’s Law” by Jim Murphy

Hello once more from the Association For Jingoistic Politically Incorrect Second Amendment Supporting Four Wheel Drive Vehicle Owners Of West Texas.

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS:

I don’t guess that there is any one subject that gets me on TILT any faster than POLITICAL CORRECTNESS. I found one definition which pretty much explains to everyone just exactly what POLITICAL CORRECTNESS is… or at least is perceived to be:

THE ATTITUDE OR POLICY OF BEING CAREFUL NOT TO OFFEND OR UPSET ANY GROUP OF PEOPLE IN SOCIETY WHO ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE A DISADVANTAGE.

The term POLITICALLY CORRECT actually began being used in the 1990s by Conservative Politicians.

However, I can remember in the mid to late 1960s when various people and special interest groups began to act insulted at every turn. In 1969, black members of Congress formed THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS and at the beginning had 9 members. In 2013, the CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS had 43 members.

And as I understand it, one must be black in order to be a member of this group.

My POLITICALLY INCORRECT thought seems to leap forth and wonder how a CONGRESSIONAL WHITE CAUCUS would be perceived?

I can recall a couple of decades back when a conservative black leader used the term “NIGGARDLY” and the bottom fell out of the black community and almost every race hustler on the planet was calling for this man’s scalp and screaming about how they didn’t understand how ANY black man could use the word “NIGGARDLY”. AH, but of course none of them had the remotest idea of the definition of the word “NIGGARDLY” and many were in a state of shock to learn that the word had NOTHING TO DO WITH RACE.

Had these race baiting boobs bothered to investigate this word in either a DICTIONARY or a THESAURUS they might have been surprised to learn that the actual meaning of the word “NIGGARDLY” actually referred to a person who was: stingy; miserly; parsimonious; closefisted; tight; mean; cheap; ungenerous; grudging; grubbing; mercenary; mean; tawdry; miserable; contemptible …. well I think you get the idea.

BUT the race hustlers and the perpetual victims seemed to not have had a clue. They had been accustomed to being insulted for so long that it was just another opportunity to try and ruin the reputation of a man simply because he had conservative ideas.

Of course the most recent examples of the habitual whiners who use victimhood as a means to collect funds or power which they do not deserve, is the fiasco regarding last Monday, October 13th, which was a traditional government and national holiday which has been called, since I can remember, COLUMBUS DAY. And I don’t need a bunch of whining liberals to remind me that in all probability, Leif Erickson actually landed on the North American Continent many years prior to Christopher Columbus landing in the West Indies in 1492.

However, Ol’ Leif did not have the European backing or the means to spread the word of his discovery as did Christopher Columbus. And since I was not around back then, I have no real knowledge of how Christopher Columbus got along with the native population at that time. BUT, I am sure the liberal vermin who choose to re-write all of our history will find some way to communicate to the mush brained student just exactly how evil Christopher Columbus actually was.

BUT, don’t worry. The Cities of Seattle, WA and Minneapolis, MN have decided that they have the cure for the evil American Public. Yes sir! Both of those two centers of POLITICAL CORRECTNESS have changed the COLUMBUS DAY Holiday to ………… INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S DAY.

You see, the POLITICALLY CORRECT Liberals/Progressives/Democrats/Socialists/Marxists have pretty much decided that persons whom they choose to call “Native Americans” originated right here in this country AND furthermore, all of them lived peacefully with each other until the evil Europeans came along and screwed everything up. I have actually heard very educated people make the statement that the Native American’s ALL got along well UP UNTIL THE WHITE MEN SHOWED UP.

I don’t suppose that they ever heard that primitive tribes worldwide pretty much stole pretty much anything of value from other primitive tribes and that on the odd occasion they would actually fight among themselves.

ANYWAY, I AM NOT VERY POLITICALLY CORRECT….NOR DO I HAVE ANY INTENTIONS OF BECOMING POLITICALLY CORRECT…… NOR DO I HAVE A HELL OF A LOT OF USE FOR PEOPLE WHO ATTEMPT TO ACHIEVE THAT BLESSED STATE.

I believe that we should treat each other fairly and with respect up until the time that another form of behavior is called for. Anytime POLITICAL CORRECTNESS comes in ahead of TRUTHFULNESS they have lost me.

SO, I am saying to the Liberals/Progressives/Moderates/Democrats/Socialists that they can take POLITICAL CORRECTNESS and put it where the sun don’t shine.

PRAYER LIST:

Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil, Joe & Ruth Lucero, Ted Salgado -NM – Ella Dunlop, Kaleigh Paige Hudgens, Bobby Peiser, Bob Wallman, Maria Tupaz, Bernice Murphy, Don Faubion, Judy Langham, Liz Deguren, Roger Tucker, Charlotte Williams, John Gallemore, Zak Krejci, Debra Blake, Mary Denson, Randy Jones, Don Weaver, Roger Goertz, Billy Williams, Gerry Fincher, Jerry Carpenter, Steve Mida, Joanie Glaeser – TX – Sr. Delphine Grigas (98) – IL – Paul & Debby Gula, Mike Burkebak, Alan Miller, Debbie McKeown, Violet Fermin, Carlos Fernandez, Hamilton Anderson, Arlene Anderson, Kate Nolan – FL – L.T. Drennan – OK – Lynn Jones – NE – Warren Wetmore – IL – Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban – MD – Charles Latham, Rocky Leonard, Bette Miller – AZ – Kate Powell, Annise Kennedy, Sam Wittstruck (17 yoa) – CA – Pat Holley, Keith Chambers, Nancy Chambers, LANA Athey – CO – Hal Whitmore – DE – Herb Johnston – NY – Lonnie Shoultz – AL – Perry Evans – AR – Jim Pinney, James E. Brady III (2 yrs. old) – OH – Josip & Lela Slivar – ZAGREB, CROATIA – Sister Clarice Carroll (83) – HAITI – Rick Vizzier USNA74, Steve Burich USNA74 -VA – George Rimmer – WA, RET. COL. Pete Mekkelson -WVA

GySgt. Daniel West, MSgt. (Ret) Randy Morrow , CAPT. Michael Rice, CAPT. Nick Francona, GySgt. James Walker, CAPT. George Zeigler, CAPT. Catherine Schmidt Fiancé of Capt. Zeigler) SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, RCT Graydon J. Phillips, * 1ST LT. Levi English, GySgt. Eric Harmon, Archer Abblitt, Maj. Todd A. O’Brien, MGySgt. ’46 – 82 (Ret) Harvey Weigart – USMC Kenneth Thomas -USCG SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth Chaffon, Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown, TSgt. Rebecca Goodwin, 1st LT. Mandie Yates – USAF – Capt. Brian Kriss – TxANG – Zachary Moore – US NAVAL ACADEMY – Lt. William Jourdan, CDR Robert McLay, Lt. Tommy Brown, Lt. Russell Brown, CAPT. Wayne Putnam (Ret), E5 Matthew J. Blaker, Ensign Ethan English, CAPT. (RET) Charley Plumly – US NAVY – Bud Barnett – USNA ’74 – SSgt. Mike Campagna – SPECIAL FORCES – SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball, SSgt. Travis McGowan, Michael B. Hudgens, Scott Hillyer, Jeff Schoonover, CWO2 Mitchell Wittstruck – US ARMY – CWO3 Tim Helton and the 1/230 Air Cav Squadron TNANG – All of the men and women presently serving in the United States Military
Troy Partain of Stone Mountain, Georgia
Wayne Martin of Blacksburg, Virginia
John Mallory – DEA – Fr. Joseph M. Peek, Gary and Cindy Hogman, Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.

QUOTES:

“Goddard College’s recent decision to have its students addressed from prison by a convicted cop killer is just one of many unbelievably irresponsible self-indulgences by EDUCATORS in our schools and colleges… Such EDUCATORS teach minorities born with an incredibly valuable windfall gain — American Citizenship — that they are victims who have a grievance against people today who have done nothing to them, because of what other people did in other times. If those individuals who feel aggrieved could sell their American Citizenship to eager buyers from around the world and leave, everybody would probably be better off. Those who leave would get not only a substantial sum of money — probably $100,000 or more — they would also get a valuable dose of reality elsewhere.”… THOMAS SOWELL

“Barack Obama will be on his way out in two years but, if he can appoint enough federal judges who share his contempt for the Constitution’s limits on federal government power in general, and presidential powers in particular, then the United States of America can continue on the path to becoming another banana republic, even after Obama has left the White House.”… THOMAS SOWELL

“More whites were brought as slaves to North Africa than blacks brought as slaves to the United States or to the 13 Colonies from which it was formed. White slaves were still being bought and sold in the Ottoman Empire, decades after blacks were freed in the United States.”… THOMAS SOWELL

“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to visit violence on their behalf.”… GEORGE ORWELL

“An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!…. Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power…. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us…. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.”… PATRICK HENRY

VARMINT LIST:

Barack Hussein Obama, Michelle Obama, George Soros, Joe Biden, Louis Farrakhan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz DNC Chairperson, Leon Panetta, Supreme Court Justices – Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, AND John Roberts, Eric Holder, John McCain R-AZ, Valerie Jarrett, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Lanny Davis, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Chuck Schumer, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, Ezekiel Emanuel, Kathleen Sebelius, Bill Richardson, Jay Carney, Susan Rice, Rep. Keith Ellison D-MN, Former Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano, COLIN POWELL , Michael Moore, John Kerry, Lindsey Graham, Former President Jimmy Carter. Al Gore, Chuck Hagel, Dick Durbin, Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie R-NJ , Michael Bloomberg, Sheila Jackson Lee D-TX, Susan Collins R-ME, Patrick Leahy, Jeff Flake R-AZ, Eddie Bernice Johnson D-TX, John Boehner R-OH, John Cornyn R-TX, Mitch McConnell R-KY, Mike Huckabee R-AR, Lisa Murkowski R-AK, Robert Menendez NJ, Al Franken MN, Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Patty Murray WA, Henry Waxman CA, Linda Sanchez CA, Maxine Waters CA, State Senator Wendy Davis D-TX, Elijah Cummings D-MD, NY Mayor Bill de Blasio, Lois Lerner, Michael Morrell, Tommy Vietor (National Security Council Spokesman), Karl Rove, Rep. Ann Kuster D-NH, Jen Psaki (State Department), Josh Earnest, Marie Harf(State Department), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO), Orin Hatch (R-UT), John Koskinen (IRS COMMISSIONER), Jeh Johnson (Homeland Security Secretary), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Deval Patrick (D-MA), Charlie Crist (D-FL), Jerry Brown (D-CA), John Lewis (D-GA), Michelle Nunn (D-GA), Jay Nixon (D-MO-Gov.), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Julia Pierson

MSNBC, ACLU, Congressional Black Caucus, NAACP, UNITED NATIONS, Jane Fonda, LA RAZA, MOVEON.ORG, PETA, CAIR, BOB COSTAS (NBC), ESPN, The NFL, CNN, The Environmental Protection Agency, Al Jazeera America, Republican National Committee (RNC), NBC, CBS, CNBC, ABC, BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Tom Steyer (Progressive Billionaire Opposing Keystone Pipeline), NBA, NHL, NOW (National Organization Of Women), Patricia Ireland, Jesse Ventura, Geraldo Rivera FOX News, Juan Williams FOX News, Bob Beckel FOX News, The Washington Redskins Football Team, James Brown (CBS -NFL Pre-Game)

MORE STUFF:

Still in the area of POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, today I heard one report on the news that the Liberals/Moderates/Progressives/Democrats/Socialists were blaming “REPUBLICAN FUNDING CUTS TO THE C.D.C. (Center for Disease Control)”AND were further blaming today’s rapid decline in the Stock Market for THE EBOLA CRISIS. If I am not mistaken, I facetiously listed this along with a bunch of other reasons last week. Some liberal mutt must have read that and decided that not only Ebola itself, but the stock market decline as well on Republicans.

SO, let me get this straight: The Rich Wall Street Republicans INTENTIONALLY created the EBOLA CRISIS by withholding funds to the CDC which in turn would drive the price of their stocks down. I am sure that this ass-backward reasoning makes perfect sense to most Liberals/Democrats/Socialists, but it sure escapes me.
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On EBOLA, I listened to one doctor yesterday who said that while he could not say for certain that the EBOLA VIRUS could be spread by means other than transfer of bodily fluids, he could not say for certain that it could not. He and several other doctors advocated stopping entry from the EBOLA countries in North Africa.

Earlier today I watched one doctor say without reservation that the EBOLA VIRUS COULD ONLY BE SPREAD BY TRANSFER OF BODILY FLUIDS. If that is the case, the I wish someone would explain to me how these bodily fluids get transferred from a victim to a healthcare worker who is dressed from head to foot in HAZ-MAT gear. I have had to go through various training sessions in my life where we had to don those suits and I can tell you for certain that when you get one of those suits on along with breathing gear, bodily fluids are not very likely to get through. Around the ankles and sleeves the suits are additionally taped where they meet the protective gloves and boots. So this one doctor who spoke very authoritatively about how this virus MUST be transferred I believe is in the tank for the administration.

The Obama Administration through his idiot Press Secretary is also giving us assurances that there is no danger.
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OK. I have this question. Since National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, lied her ass off on all the Sunday Morning programs about the Benghazi attacks, at what point did the world’s most articulate and intelligent human decide that Susan Rice would be the one to put out the Administration’s message that the U.S. had a deal cut with Turkey to launch attacks on ISIS/ISIL from that country.

I watched her put out that message that the deal had been cut with Turkey. Then the very next day, Turkey denied that any agreement had been reached. It is a damn sad day when Americans can believe the Turks over a member of the present Administration.
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Last week, I went to the post office and had a stack of mail and took it over to one of the provided tables and was going through and separating our various pieces of mail. I always do this and dump the junk stuff. When I open the mail I generally use my pocket knife so as to not damage anything inside the envelope. On this particular morning there was a pretty good crowd in the post office and there were about 4 or 5 of us strung out along the tables each of us checking our mail. A younger guy standing next to me watched me open a couple of envelopes with my pocket knife and he let out a gasp and asked me why I used such a large knife.

I told him that the knife wasn’t really all that large. I actually was using a Buck folding knife which is 4.25″ in length and when opened has a 3.25 ” blade. It has an opening stud so that it can be opened with one hand and has a pocket clip on one side. As I looked at this guy he had a horrified look on his face and in a frightened voice said that this was the largest knife he had ever seen and that it frightened him to see someone with this dangerous piece of equipment.

At first I thought he was joking but realized that this guy was serious and a couple of other people including one lady were looking at him in disbelief. He kept on saying that he had never seen anything like that and I told him that he had obviously led a very sheltered life and that he sure couldn’t have been raised in Texas or he would not have even noticed a Buck Knife this small. I am sure that this was not a POLITICALLY CORRECT response.

He gathered up his mail and left hurriedly and the other people who had observed this scene started laughing and had some really choice remarks about this guy. Even the lady said something questioning his manhood. Takes all kinds I guess.
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GOOD GUYS:

TREY GOWDY; MIKE LEE; TED CRUZ; ALLEN WEST; JON BOLTON; COL. RALPH PETERS; GEN. JACK KEANE; SCOTT WALKER

SEE Y’ALL NEXT WEEK

JEM