Posts Tagged ‘state’

Update 2:20pm

American Thinker minds think [a]like me.

[with live updates, while I browse the news]

Pacifying gestures from our city, state and federal authorities are very short on actual concrete information, let alone common sense.

For instance:

Much was made in regards to what Dr. Spencer should have done when returned to NY after working with Ebola patients in Africa, namely: go into a self-imposed quarantine. In fact, new CDC guidelines order that exact measure to all exposed personnel for minimum of 21 days. My question is, how it should work in practice?

As we are told, contamination occurs through bodily fluids: urine, blood, liquid vomit, liquid diarrhea, sweat, saliva, semen, vaginal/sinus/excrement/breast milk discharge.

Dr. Spencer, as 90% new yorkers, lives in an multistory apartment building. Let’s say, he locked windows and entry door and didn’t exit his unit. Some devoted soul brings him food and leaves on his threshold to pick up when nobody is present. Stuff goes in – what about stuff going out? Plumbing system in the building penetrates and connects all floors, all apartments, and branches via the main to the city underground sewage and water network.

How is potentially infected person supposed to prevent his/her bodily fluids from reaching other tenants in the building, and – wider – users of the same utilities network? Every time (s)he uses a toilet of washes hands or takes a shower or touches door handles in public corridor with his/her sweaty hands –  the disease is spread further.

Another thing. With all those descriptions of Hazmat suits of various categories that emergency personnel should wear it is apparent that average layman is completely unprotected. I just learned this latest know-how in prevention:

However, it is killed by bleach, and you can protect yourself from it through good hand washing practices, which is true of most viruses — Ebola included.

Hey, when was the last time you washed your hands with bleach?!?

And when official prevention recommendation to the public is “wash your hands often” one starts suspecting…if are they actually aiming at wiping off  whole  US population.

Yesterday, as every other day, I went to my gym. I was running late for Pilates class, and I didn’t bring a towel to put on the mat. It was sticky with someone’s sweat, and smelled of it, too.

How am I to know I didn’t contract Ebola already?

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Gov. Cuomo on yesterday’s press-conference:

unlike in Dallas, where two hospital nurses treating an Ebola patient contracted the disease, New York officials had time to thoroughly prepare and drill for the possibility of a case emerging in the city

A doctor who treats walk-in patients in NYC hospital:

..we are totally unprepared for this illness. I am certain that at this point someone is walking about NYC with this virus [written on Oct.3. Now we know of Dr. Spencer, his girlfriend and friends, people in subway and bowling alley he exposed to infection - ETat] and spreading it to others.  Duncan is not the only jerk in this country with this illness.  Doctors are scared, especially ED docs because there is no proper screening and no place for isolation in the emergency rooms. In the first several days with symptoms, it is impossible to distinguish Ebola from any other virus causing gastroenteritis. If we do suspect someone as having Ebola, how do we isolate him from the rest of the hospital? Sure we have isolation rooms, but we have never dealt with such a deadly virus before. The bio-hazard suits are nice but they need to be put on somewhere safe and removed someplace safe. I don’t know of any hospital in NYC that has a decontamination area set up in a ward. In most circumstances, people will put on protective clothing and remove them in a busy hallway, following which foot traffic will spread whatever was on the floor of the isolation room to the rest of the hospital ward floor.


What we’re all witnessing is a group of morons slowly driving a bus off the cliff, and the passengers mumbling softly to each other about how terrible this all is. Some of my friends tell me, you are a doctor and you must stand up and do something. “This is crazy, you must do something” they tell me…. OK, smarty. What should I do? Protest against city hall, protest against the federal government? How? Should I put on a Hazmat suit, write the government is lying to us, and show up to work dressed this way? Someone did that, and he was laughed at. No, I will not waste time arguing with a crowd that should really be locked up in an insane asylum.

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Received an envelope with frightening-looking shields and seals, urging “the person who resides at this address, not you personally” go and participate in Census questionnaire on their website. If I don’t, they said siting ## XX Article of YY US Law, I’ll be thrown in jail or charged a hefty penalty. It’s all for the greater good, they said – to let  the government know where, in which community  little children cry from hunger and which ethnic group in particular these crying children belong to.

State social engineering under threat in action. I suppose they believe they found a way to raise good obedient…er… citizens out of us uncontrolled anarchists.



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Требуется 20,000 подписей, подписано 13,956.” Это после 3х месяцев массированной атаки на чужие кошельки.
Интересно, есть ли временнЫе рамки сбору подписей для петиций?

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решение принимает один человек. Все 10 лет. Один человек. Все остальные в пределах этих глобальных решений могут пять копеек добавить или убавить. Разговаривать с этими людьми можно только в том случае, если есть желание поскандалить, причем поскандалить исключительно для собственного удовольствия. Я удовольствия от бессмысленных обсуждений не получаю.

Михаил Ходорковский, интервью Евгении Альбац, 21 декабря 2013, Берлин

…decision is made by one person. For all of 10 years. By one person. All others within limits of these global decisions might add or subtract their five kopeks. To address these people would make sense only if one wishes  to raise a scandal, and scandal totally for self-satisfaction, at that. I don’t get satisfaction from useless discussion.

Michail Khodorkovsky, interview to NewYorkTimes’ Russian correspondent Evgenia Albatz, Berlin , December 21st, 2013

(the interview is scheduled for December 23rd issue of NYTimes)

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