Obama’s Epidemic?

 

As you may have noticed, there is “a mystery virus” sweeping America. Or so we are told, for there is no mystery as to the identity of this virus. As internist Chris Foley, out in Minnesota, told Scott Johnson of Powerline:

This is basically the same virus commonly seen in the equatorial Americas and South America. The very odd emergence of this virus at this time – especially just prior to the new school year and now fueled by the congregation of children in schools – demands an explanation. The only plausible one is that this has been brought here from south of the – now non-existent – border.

As Scott suggests, the mainstream media is strangely silent about the debacle that the Democrats brought on the country when they invited the inhabitants of Central American to come here.

So, now, we have not only Obama’s War but Obama’s Epidemic. If the Republicans had any brains . . . Oh, never mind!

 

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  1. HeartofAmerica Inactive
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    @HeartofAmerica

    I’ve heard this discussed on some (very limited) conservative outlets. No doubt true but you’ll never see the correlation introduced on any mainstream media outlets. Haven’t even heard it discussed on Fox News either.

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  2. The Mugwump Inactive
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    @TheMugwump

    Forget the Republicans.  The right man is Dr. Ben Carson.  He has the professional credentials, the expertise, and national standing.  Now if someone would just hand him a microphone . . .

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  3. user_82762 Inactive
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    @JamesGawron

    Paul,

    Nature like Facts are very hard things.  They do not conform to magical thinking.  The level of Obama’s irresponsibility is profound.  While he drags us into a fool’s Health Care program that is degrading the best Health Care System in the World, he is ignoring even causing major Public Health dangers.  Only his level of ideological magical thinking could allow this.

    The Mugwump has something in suggesting Carson.   It would take an MSM that has finally chosen to be responsible.  Don’t hold your breath.

    Regards,

    Jim

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  4. Misthiocracy Member
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    It’s simply justice for the white man bringing smallpox to the americas.

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  5. user_82762 Inactive
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    @JamesGawron

    Misthiocracy:It’s simply justice for the white man bringing smallpox to the americas.

    Mis,

    I see you have been studying your Common Core.

    Regards,

    Jim

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  6. Nick Stuart Inactive
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    The obvious public health answer is order a couple hundred million full-body condoms for the kids to wear to school. Safe school everyone.

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  7. Valiuth Inactive
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    Is this virus that bad? Cause I recall everyone freaking out over Bird, Swine, and what not Flu. Every year the media goes on about some new flu epidemic that is hitting us, and every year the dangers are vastly over amplified by eager/ignorant reporters.

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  8. Western Chauvinist Member
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    Valiuth:Is this virus that bad? Cause I recall everyone freaking out over Bird, Swine, and what not Flu. Every year the media goes on about some new flu epidemic that is hitting us, and every year the dangers are vastly over amplified by eager/ignorant reporters.

    It’s pretty bad for people with asthma, apparently.

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  9. EJHill Podcaster
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    Valiuth: Is this virus that bad?

    Yeah. It’s hospitalized several hundred children in the midwest and it’s spreading. None have died yet but some have ended up in intensive care.

    If a certain web site was operating the way it was supposed to I’d insert graphic here… https://ejhill1925.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/openborders.png

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  10. The Mugwump Inactive
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    Misthiocracy:It’s simply justice for the white man bringing smallpox to the americas.

    I have never seen a primary source document suggesting that native people were ever deliberately exposed to disease.  More to the point, Europeans of the 16th century had very little knowledge of disease vectors.  A lot of what they did believe about disease turned out to be mostly superstition.   

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  11. AIG Inactive
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    Nah. This is just evidence that we need to increase funding to several Federal Agencies that deal with infectious diseases. If only they had more funding, this wouldn’t be a problem.

    More evidence that everything can be solved by more funding.

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  12. St. Salieri Member
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    The Mugwump:

    Misthiocracy:It’s simply justice for the white man bringing smallpox to the americas.

    I have never seen a primary source document suggesting that native people were ever deliberately exposed to disease. More to the point, Europeans of the 16th century had very little knowledge of disease vectors. A lot of what they did believe about disease turned out to be mostly superstition.

    Indeed…

    One should google and read: The British, the Indians, and Small Pox: What Actually Happened from Pennsylvania History for the only purported primary sourced incident of biological warfare to find it isn’t as simple as some would like it to be.

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  13. chorton65@comcast.net Inactive
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    And the bubonic plague that decimated Europe with far more deaths than from smallpox in the Americas was introduced by …….??????????

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  14. user_199279 Coolidge
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    Charles Horton: e

    Europe’s long-standing enemies, the Bubons.

    Of course.

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  15. Pete EE Member
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    The Mugwump

    Misthiocracy:It’s simply justice for the white man bringing smallpox to the americas.

    I have never seen a primary source document suggesting that native people were ever deliberately exposed to disease.  More to the point, Europeans of the 16th century had very little knowledge of disease vectors.  A lot of what they did believe about disease turned out to be mostly superstition.   

    Here are a couple of sources, though not primary ones:

    http://quod.lib.umich.edu/p/plag/5240451.0001.009/–did-the-us-army-distribute-smallpox-blankets-to-indians?rgn=main;view=fulltext

    http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/27774278?uid=3739400&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=3737720&uid=4&sid=21104166168571

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  16. Pete EE Member
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    The Mugwump

    Misthiocracy:It’s simply justice for the white man bringing smallpox to the americas.

    I have never seen a primary source document suggesting that native people were ever deliberately exposed to disease.  More to the point, Europeans of the 16th century had very little knowledge of disease vectors.  A lot of what they did believe about disease turned out to be mostly superstition.   

    Here are a couple of sources, though not primary ones:

    http://www.online-literature.com/forums/entry.php?13383-Jeffrey-Amherst-smallpox-blankets-and-the-Indians

    http://quod.lib.umich.edu/p/plag/5240451.0001.009/–did-the-us-army-distribute-smallpox-blankets-to-indians?rgn=main;view=fulltext

    http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/27774278?uid=3739400&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=3737720&uid=4&sid=21104166168571

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  17. EJHill Podcaster
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    @EJHill

    Chris Campion – Why is it that we can’t get hit with the Bourbonic Plague? Ground Zero is in Kentucky…

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  18. Misthiocracy Member
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    EJHill:Chris Campion – Why is it that we can’t get hit with the Bourbonic Plague? Ground Zero is in Kentucky…

    One can inoculate against this scourge by stocking up on 18-year medicine from Scotland.

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  19. EJHill Podcaster
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    Misthiocracy: One can inoculate against this scourge by stocking up on 18-year medicine from Scotland.

    True story: Bing Crosby and Phil Harris (for you youngsters that would be Mr. Christmas and Baloo from The Jungle Book) were in England together and decided to take a golfing trip to Scotland. At the end of their trip they were making the long drive back to London and passed a Scottish Distillery.

    “See, Phil,” said the Groaner, “They can make it faster than you can drink it.”

    Says Harris, “Yeah, boy, but I’ve got ’em working nights!”

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  20. user_1126573 Member
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    While it may be true that the epidemic is the result of the flood of central american “kids” I don’t see a political upside for a republican candidate or pundit calling latin immigrants disease carriers.

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  21. Western Chauvinist Member
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    John Wilson:While it may be true that the epidemic is the result of the flood of central american “kids” I don’t see a political upside for a republican candidate or pundit calling latin immigrants disease carriers.

    The Democrats would surely spin any attention brought by the Republicans to the problem that way. That does not take from the truth that by failing to control the borders, we fail to fend off threats brought by disease and terrorists, for example.

    And these are only the most obvious threats. There are equally, if less immediate, dangerous economic and cultural consequences, imo. If we point them out, we can at least say, “We told you so,” even if we can’t stop the insanity.

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  22. user_1126573 Member
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    Or we can be called racists and hateful bigots. Again.

    The only way this can help the GOP is if the media and/or healthcare providers start spreading this news. This charge can’t come from the GOP.

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  23. Western Chauvinist Member
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    You mean the healthcare providers and media working for the Obama administration? Good luck with that.

    How about Republicans learn to speak the truth without being strident? Maybe pick up some skills at good-natured persuasion, for a change.

    I’m betting a large majority of Americans don’t want disease and terrorism coming over the border. If we don’t stop them by controlling the border, how exactly does anyone propose to stop them? Does the President have a plan?

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  24. user_1126573 Member
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    It doesn’t matter how tactfully or persuasively the GOP point it out. They are still dependent on the media to spread the word, and as you point out, they aren’t our friends. What’s more, out of a sense of journalistic “integrity” and “objectivity”, along with reporting a distorted version of the argument made by Republicans, they will feel obligated to report the Democratic take on the situation which will involve calling us racists.

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  25. Western Chauvinist Member
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    @WesternChauvinist

    John Wilson:It doesn’t matter how tactfully or persuasively the GOP point it out. They are still dependent on the media to spread the word, and as you point out, they aren’t our friends. What’s more, out of a sense of journalistic “integrity” and “objectivity”, along with reporting a distorted version of the argument made by Republicans, they will feel obligated to report the Democratic take on the situation which will involve calling us racists.

    So, in other words, “Shut up.” Doesn’t seem like much of a solution.

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  26. user_1126573 Member
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    It’s called picking your battles. Sticking your head in a wood shredder doesn’t sound like a solution either.

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  27. Paul A. Rahe Contributor
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    John Wilson:It’s called picking your battles. Sticking your head in a wood shredder doesn’t sound like a solution either.

    I think that it would be easy to blame this on Obama and the Democrats. Having open borders means that anyone with any disease can freely enter the country. The Republicans would be better off if they were less timid.

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  28. hawk@haakondahl.com Inactive
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    John Wilson
    While it may be true that the epidemic is the result of the flood of central american “kids” I don’t see a political upside for a republican candidate or pundit calling latin immigrants disease carriers.

    The Democrats have been beating our butts like drums because they are not afraid to engage in the war of words. They know they can’t always win, but they will at least fight. Don’t worry, John — I am sure that no Republican will see it the way I do either, the cowards, the losers, the comfy collaborators.

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  29. user_1126573 Member
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    The democrats can fight the war of words according to a different set of rules because they control the media. Everyone here complains about media bias and how obvious it is, but then turn around and want to implement strategies which rely on the media to execute. How idiotic is that? We can’t play the same game the democrats do because we have different allies and weapons. Period.

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