Ebola: Why the Federal Government has a credibility problem #SOTR

Ebola: Why the Federal Government has a credibility problem #SOTR

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Why the Federal Government has a Credibility Problem

by Jim Sharp, PCP
Vice President & Chief Training Officer
Aegis Emergency Management

“There is no cause for alarm if precautions are observed.” Sounds familiar, right? But it’s not a quote about the current Ebola outbreak. It’s a quote from Rupert Blue, the then Surgeon General of the United States, regarding the 1918 “Spanish Flu” influenza pandemic. At the time he said that, influenza and its complications had killed 4597 people just in the city of Philadelphia and just during the week of October 16th, 1918. By the time it was “over” it had killed approximately 675,000 Americans.

Ebola won’t do that – at least not here and not as it presently exists – but people don’t believe what they’re being told for a lot of the same reasons, first among those being the apparent inability of the Federal government to do even the simplest things. Here’s what I mean: The first confirmed Ebola patient was admitted to the hospital on September 28th, confirmed to have Ebola on September 30th and passed away on October 8th, but it was not UNTIL October 8th that the Federal government announced its plans to increase the level of screening at airports receiving flights from West Africa. That “enhanced” screening – which consists basically of taking temperatures and asking a few questions – did not go into effect until October 11th (the same day the 2nd Ebola case was confirmed) and even then it only took effect at one airport. The other airports did not even begin their enhanced screening until October 16th.

Seriously, how long does it take (or how long should it take) to buy a bunch of thermometers and teach people how to use them? Most American parents learn that in about 30 seconds. Schools routinely ask parents to keep a sick child at home, but as a country we can’t (or won’t) institute a travel ban from regions where an outbreak with a 50%-70% mortality rate is raging? And yes, most people do indeed see that disparity and that’s the root of the government’s credibility problem. The common-sense things that they ask us to do, or that we would do as a matter of course, are not being done at the very highest levels.

Case in point: the recent announcement that military members returning from service in the epidemic area will be held in isolation for the length of the Ebola incubation period (generally agreed upon as 21 days maximum). Why require isolation of military personnel, but not of civilians returning from the very same areas?

And the credibility coup de grace for me personally was the CDC Emergency Partners conference call I participated in on October 23rd. The CDC doctor leading the call started by giving the then-current morbidity and mortality figures (which as of 10/22 were 9901 confirmed cases and 4865 fatal cases, for a mortality rate of about 49%), then followed up with a list of what he termed “challenges” to containing the virus in West Africa. Some of the challenges he mentioned included lack of medical infrastructure, fear and superstition, and porous borders – which sort of begged the question: If the CDC acknowledges porous borders as a challenge to containment, why are our own borders allowed to remain open?

Look at it this way – if you knew with a high degree of certainty that your car was going to catch fire after you got home from work, would you leave it parked on the street or would you go ahead and bring it into your garage, secure in your belief that you’d be able to detect and extinguish the fire before it spread to your home and family . . .

“Obama Blaster” ad… #ViralVideo

“Obama Blaster” ad… #ViralVideo

Enjoy this example of having fun roasting your enemy…  And yes the gun is named after the president, not a suggestion of anything else.  C’mon people.

H/T Bearing Arms

Via Ares Armour

Commemorative ‘Yes We Can’ Build a Firearm Product

We would like to thank President Barrack Obama for being the distinguished firearms industry spokesman and salesmen of all time. We are now producing what we believe he would really want in an “Blaster.”

Much like Marvin, Barry is believed to be an alien and also was in possession of an illudium Q-36 explosive space modulator. Unfortunately for us, Barry believes that the United States is not only blocking his view of Venus, but is also blocking his social and political views with our pesky Constitution. Luckily, after 2,000 years of research and when he was finally ready to use the Illudium Q-36 explosive space modulator to destroy the Constitution and the United States, Bugs Bunny saved the day and destroyed this device!

If good ol’ Barry had been in possession of a “blaster” such as this, maybe things would have been different for Bugsy. It might have actually been Rabbit season.

In either case we proudly introduce “Obama’s Blaster.”
(We do not think Barrack Obama actually endorses this product and the entire write up is a very clear case of Parody for the purpose of symbolic speech).

You gotta love that!!!

Multiple Personalities? If you’re pro choice, yes. #SOTR

Multiple Personalities? If you’re pro choice, yes. #SOTR

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Precisely why I am pro-life.  I actually don’t need the government telling me anything about my healthcare and prefer to make my health choices with the doctor of my choosing.

ICYMI: #SOTR Show – interviews @JanineTurner

ICYMI: #SOTR Show – interviews @JanineTurner

We had a blast talking about Islam, the Global Warming Cooling Climate Change Disruption Hoax.  I interviewed actress Janine Turner of Northern Exposure fame on her new book and we took some very interesting calls!

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Police Officer shot in #Ferguson

Police Officer shot in #Ferguson

Update:

The Post Dispatch is reporting that the officer was on routine patrol and responded to a break in at a business. One of the suspects fired at the officer as he approached on foot.

Breaking:
KMOV.com is reporting a police officer has been shot in the arm in Ferguson.

St. Louis County Police confirm to News 4 a Ferguson police officer has been shot. A police staging area has been set-up around the area of West Florissant and Stein. Multiple police departments are responding to the scene.
The officer was shot in the arm. The condition of the officer was not released.
West Florissant Road from I-270 to Chambers has been closed as police search for suspects. Reports indicate the suspect fled on foot. K9 officers and police helicopters are canvassing the area.

When will the residents of Ferguson finally have peace?

#SOTR Show: with Ben Evans and @GatewayPundit

#SOTR Show: with Ben Evans and @GatewayPundit
Tonight on the show our guests are Ben Evans of Heritage Action and Jim Hoft of The Gateway Pundit!

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Black Keys – Gotta Get Away
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Bastille – Bad Blood
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Kaiser Chiefs – Coming Home
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A note to the whiny detractors on my Facebook page…

A note to the whiny detractors on my Facebook page…
Status Update
By Stacy on the Right Show
A word to the wise:
Yesterday I posted a pic with crosshairs and according to some on this page I want to kill people, hate black people and have gone too far. How many of you have spoken out in your real life circles about how far down the left has driven this country? How many of you that think I’m out of line for using a picture as a euphemism for targeting liars and those that pervert God’s word and leading the flock astray with lies and deceit are willing to take a strong stance for the truth or better yet, your faith?

I don’t have time for those that wish to stand idly by and criticize a picture meme, instead of getting in the trenches and changing some minds for the betterment of this country and still better for Christ.

The truth is offensive. And just so you don’t get it twisted, here is what God himself says about those that twist the Bible and lead his flock astray:

Jeremiah 23:1-2 ESV
“Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” declares the Lord. Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who care for my people: “You have scattered my flock and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for your evil deeds, declares the Lord.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15 ESV
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.

2 Peter 2:1-3 ESV
But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

There are more pertinent scriptures, but you get the drift. My post of a crosshair meme is NOTHING compared to the wrath that Holy God has in store for those that practice the deception of Sharpton and Jackson.

Check yourself. If you don’t want to be offended, you might be on the wrong page.

 

Why I think another terrorist attack could be imminent

Why I think another terrorist attack could be imminent

By Melissa Skinner

When I was nine, I watched to two airplanes crash into the World Trade Center in New York City. My young eyes saw people running in terror through the streets and for a moment, the entire world stopped. Most adults did not think children understood what exactly happened on one of the most heart-wrenching days in U.S. history however, my young brain fully comprehended the impact. For the first time since Pearl Harbor, the land of the free and the home of the brave was under attack, and it occurred without a moments notice.

In a press conference on Thursday, President Obama admitted he currently has no strategy when it comes to the ISIS problem. He relayed to reporters that he would continue to consult with congress and the American people about any action he would want to take in Syria.

According to Breitbart he said, “I do not want to put the cart before the horse,” he said. “We do not have a strategy yet.” He also said that the mayhem in Syria is a political issue and not an exclusive military issue. Lastly, he admitted the U.S. is currently doing nothing to solve the Ukrainian problem even though the entire world knows Vladamir Putin is acting aggressively.

After unloading his zero action policy, Obama packed his bags and headed north for a few Democratic fundraisers leaving many Americans puzzled. ISIS is no longer a possibility or a figment of our imagination. They are a real group that has existed for a long time, and we are only learning about them now.

Fox News reported this week that a laptop was recently recovered from an Islamic State Jihadist containing secret plans including, using the bubonic plague as a weapon and lessons on bombing vehicles.

However, the most chilling files were those indicating the computers owner, who was identified as a Tunisian national Muhammed S. who joined ISIS in Syria. According to Fox News, “He was teaching himself how to manufacture biological weapons, in preparation for a potential attack that could have been catastrophic on a global scale. “

The document Muhammed was constructing on his laptop said, “ The advantage of biological weapons is that they do not cost a lot of money, while the human casualties can be huge.”

If we have all of this information indicating that there are plans to attack the U.S. why is little action being taken against ISIS? On Sept. 11 2001, the U.S. was turned upside down. When President Bush declared war against the terrorists, he received criticism. When Obama was elected, his entire goal was to eliminate Iraq and Syria from the equation in order to gain the presidential office. However, the only thing he has managed to do as President is create more chaos with his continuous inaction and little knowledge of exactly what is going on.

Can I say for sure there will be another terrorist attack in the U.S.? No. However, I can say without hesitation that if we do not step up as a nation, leadership wise, we face the possibility of experiencing another Sept. 11. Will it take reliving the same day at a different time and place for our country to wake up and realize if you have little action, you will pay the consequences? I hope not.

Pentagon has a “Everything Must Go Sale” #ViralVideo

Pentagon has a “Everything Must Go Sale” #ViralVideo

Reason TV mocks the Federal 1033 Program, with ample justification.  What good can possibly come out of tiny towns in America having their own mine resistant armor protected vehicles?  So what if it’s free from the Feds?  Even in California, where they’ve never seen a government program they didn’t like, communities are striking back.

H/T Duane Lester of Missouri Torch

Learn even more about the Pentagon’s giveaway program here.

The story behind Obama’s use of ISIL instead of ISIS

The story behind Obama’s use of ISIL instead of ISIS

By Melissa Skinner

Before hurrying back to the golf course, President Obama has managed to address the country this week about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) however, instead of referring to the terrorist organization as ISIS, he has referred to them as ISIL, which stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, numerous times during his speech on Thursday.

According to the Fiscal Times, both ISIS and ISIL describe the same murderous organization, but ISIL encompasses an area far greater than Iraq and Syria. In total, ISIL occupies the island of Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and a part of southern Turkey.

The question is then asked why would the President rather refer to the terrorist organization as ISIL instead of ISIS. According to the Fiscal Times, “An army of that territorial magnitude takes the focus off of the two countries (Iraq and Syria) that many believe define Obama’s continued failure in the Middle East.” In other words, he is trying to eliminate the connection between the chaos in Iraq with the U.S. inaction in Syria.

The beheading of American journalist James Foley is not the first time we have heard about ISIS. One month ago, it was released that they were committing a Christian Holocaust in Iraq slaughtering thousands and beheading children. When the story finally leaked nationally, Obama was quick to act initiating air strikes on the terrorist organization. Another question to be asked is why it took so long for the U.S. to respond to the needs of the believers in Iraq? When it is an American, people seem to care much more and that should not be the case. Every human life is important and nationality should not be a factor.

According to Fox News, “ Top U.S. military brass and former administration officials are publicly pressuring the White House to consider taking the fight against ISIS into Syria”, which again explains Obama’s consistent use of the term ISIL.

“ISIL is as sophisticated and well-funded as any group that we have seen. They are beyond just a terrorist group,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Thursday. He added at the end of his speech that the U.S. needs to “Get ready.”

The U.S should have been preparing for the threat of ISIS during the Syrian conflict. President Obama’s continuous inaction should not continue to go unnoticed. Our eyes have only witnessed the horrific execution of Foley. Although it is extremely riveting photograph, he is not the only person ISIS has murdered. Imagine seeing a photograph of every person they have slaughtered. The media would not have the time in a day to tell every story.

As a country, we have become relaxed and content to let the nonsense continue in our government. If our founding fathers were alive today, would they be playing golf or would they be taking serious action to make sure lives were spared? We all know the answer to that question but what are we going to do to change the corruption and make a difference?

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Melissa is a recent graduate of Liberty University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in journalism. When she was a student, she was actively involved with writing for the marketing department at Liberty, the student run newspaper the Liberty Champion as well as freelancing for Lynchburg Business. Melissa will be interning with the National Journalism Center in Washington, DC this fall, after interning with the Stacy on the Right Show Radio Program.

#Ferguson Police Chief: We’ve been shot at every night

#Ferguson Police Chief: We’ve been shot at every night

Right off the bat I’m against the ramping up of SWAT team type home invasions arrests and the increasingly menacing use of military type vehicles by local police departments.

That being said, what do you expect when so called peaceful protesters are firing shotguns at police every night?

By shooting at the police, the criminal element in Ferguson is giving actual legitimate protesters a bad name.

Video via Jim Hoft

A different perspective on the Russian crisis…

A different perspective on the Russian crisis…

 

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A different perspective on the Russian Crisis

By Melissa Skinner

When relaying a crisis to the public, the media most often showcases the bigger picture and does little to shed light on the people affected during a catastrophe. In the recent crisis with 283 passengers dying on a Malaysian airliner and the blame being placed on Russian leader Putin, we as Americans citizens daily watch our very own president not taking action, and we often forget that there are those now living in the US, who once experienced the fear and uncertainty of living under the control of the Russian government.

Natalia Ivanova, a citizen of Russia now living in the US on a student visa, lived under the oppression for 14 years of her life. Ivanova grew up in a two-bedroom apartment with her parents, two brothers, and her grandmother. She recalls that the family did not have very much food however, her parents did everything they could to make sure their kids at least had the minimum necessities.

Besides living in poverty, Ivanova also experienced oppression when it came to church attendance. In Russia, individuals are not allowed to attend the church of their choice instead, they have to be approved to go.

“I did not have the freedom to worship or learn about Jesus. To this day there have been very few missionaries that are able to enter in my country to spread the Gospel and it is because of the strict government regulations,” she said.

In addition to religious persecution, the Russian government does not permit children with disabilities to attend a public school. Thus, Ivanova had to move to an orphanage when she entered first grade because she has a slight disability, which causes her to have a short neck.

Ivanova had her first chance to come to America when she seven for a medical trip. She was eventually able to stay in 2003 when she acquired a medical visa.

When hearing a story like Natalia’s, one cannot stop and be thankful they live in the US. Yes, our leadership is currently corrupt and little action is taken when it comes to crisis these days however, we have the freedom to attend church and the school of our choosing, and we do not feel intense oppression from our government.

When finishing her interview, Invanova said, “The reason I love America is because it is the American people that allowed me to come here and get the medical attention that I needed and gave me the chance to experience life outside of my country,” she said. “ Being in America allowed me to be free and be who I am.”

In America, we are allowed to be who we want to be. If a person wants to be a doctor, a lawyer, a journalist, a politician, or an athlete, they have the opportunity to do just that. The people in Russia suffer under the hammer of Putin, who does not allow individuals to express themselves. Maybe it is time we took a minute to be thankful for the country God has given us to live in despite the corruption that occurs on a daily basis. It was once said that someone always has it worse than you do.

Melissa is a recent graduate of Liberty University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in journalism. When she was a student, she was actively involved with writing for the marketing department at Liberty, the student run newspaper the Liberty Champion as well as freelancing for Lynchburg Business. Melissa will be interning with the National Journalism Center in Washington, DC this fall, after interning with the Stacy on the Right Show Radio Program.

The death penalty: should it remain or should it be done away with?

The death penalty: should it remain or should it be done away with?

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By Melissa Skinner

One debate that has recently gained national attention is whether or not those who commit murder should be sentenced to death or be sentenced to life in prison. There are many individuals in the US who consider capital punishment not to be humane. They argue that innocent people have been put to death in the past, or they claim that if someone is put to death they are not fully paying for their crime.

Capital punishment has come under recent review when earlier this month an Arizona inmate gasped for 90 minutes and took two hours to die after receiving the lethal injection. An Ohio inmate gasped in similar fashion for nearly 30 minutes in January. An Oklahoma inmate died of a heart attack in April, minutes after prison officials halted his execution because the drugs were not being administered properly.

According to ABC News, “Thirty years ago, states and the federal government gave little thought to the condemned inmates comfort. Most executioners used electric chairs, but death row inmates were also hanged, put to death in the gas chamber or faced a firing squad. Mistakes occurred. Inmates appeared to suffer in the gas chamber. Electric chairs caught fire or malfunctioned and didn’t kill. So a growing number of law enforcement officials, legislators and advocates began searching for a foolproof, constitutional method for executions.”

The question is then raised is there a humane way for the government to kill a sentenced criminal and is it even worth searching for one? Were the criminals thinking about humane ways to kill their victims? Or were they so enraged that they did not consider the fact that their victims were helplessly begging for their lives when they stabbed them multiple times or took a pistol and carelessly shot them to death.

In 1977, Dr. Jay Chapman created the lethal injection that would put an inmate to sleep painlessly. Some three dozen states legalized the injection and since its debut over 1,200 inmates have been executed by lethal injection. The U.S. Supreme Court in 2008 ruled the method constitutional.

Expert Arthur Caplan, head of the medical ethics at New York University told ABC News, “”Execution by lethal injection should be a humane way to die, but it is not.”

The experts will continue to debate on whether or not Capital Punishment is humane however, most will not consult the ultimate expert. In the Bible, the first murder occurred when Cain killed his brother Able. It is clear God was not happy with Cain’s decision, and he ended up living a miserable existence. When someone takes another life, they are taking over Gods job and not allowing an individual to live a life they were intended.

Does someone who did not give any thought to someone else’s life deserve to live? Do they deserve to die? Should we pity those who are gasping for breath as they are facing death? The answer is not a simple one. Most will say someone is heartless if they support the death penalty however, we as Christians need to cross-examine what the Bible says and use that as our first defense.

Melissa is a recent graduate of Liberty University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in journalism. When she was a student, she was actively involved with writing for the marketing department at Liberty, the student run newspaper the Liberty Champion as well as freelancing for Lynchburg Business. Melissa will be interning with the National Journalism Center in Washington, DC this fall, after interning with the Stacy on the Right Show Radio Program.