Ebola Insanity: Time to Pressure Airlines Directly to Stop Flights From West Africa

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Fri, Oct 10, 2014 - 12:45pm

My grandfather came to the United States from Poland when he was a little boy back in the early 1900s. He was processed on Ellis Island, the original entry point for immigrants to America.

Why was Ellis Island the gateway to America? And why was it an island? Because it was a quarantine facility.

Some immigrants never made it to Ellis Island. If they were sick on the ship, they might be removed to a hospital on Hoffburn Island or Swinburne Island in New York before they even got to Ellis. Between 1909 and 1911 more than 420 immigrants died at these hospitals, with 85% being children under 13 years of age.

Unfortunately, American history has been wiped away with political correctness, and now the CDC Director is desperately trying to justify his insane policy of keeping flights from West Africa free and open to all in an editorial published on the Fox News website.

In this patronizing, condescending piece of propaganda, he tells us, among other things:

"It’s only human to want to protect ourselves and our families. We want to defend ourselves, so isn’t the fastest, easiest solution to put up a wall around the problem?

But, as has been said, for every complex problem, there’s a solution that’s quick, simple, and wrong."

Wrong? By whose metrics? He acts as if his solution - keeping all borders open and dealing with outbreaks here - is somehow less simple, more complicated, and "right."

Look at how he parses his words in this sentence:

"Stopping planes from flying from West Africa would severely limit the ability of Americans to return to the United States or of people with dual citizenship to get home, wherever that may be."

Last time I checked, "severely limit" is not the same thing as "completely ban" - there is absolutely no reason why we cannot use the military to transport legitimate humanitarian workers to and from the infected zones. There is no reason why we need commercial airlines to be the main method of transport. As for dual citizenship...what are the actual numbers of people who are both American and Liberian, and who still live in Liberia? Three? Give me a break.

He then lies outright:

"When a wildfire breaks out we don't fence it off. We go in to extinguish it before one of the random sparks sets off another outbreak somewhere else."

Mr. Friedman, I know your base constituency consists primarily of idealistic idiots, but wow...did you actually bother to read what your ignorant intern probably just wrote for you?

Firefighters don't fight wildfires by jumping into the middle of the conflagration. They couldn't possibly do that. The way wildfires are fought is precisely through "fences" aka "perimeters." This not just how wildfires are stopped, but also how they are prevented - it is why people who live in wildfire zones are instructed to prune back the forest and underbrush near their homes. That's called creating a "perimeter."

He then writes: "Isolating communities also increases people’s distrust of government, making them less likely to cooperate to help stop the spread of Ebola."

Sir, you need to read some of the forums here. Your own actions are making people distrust the government!

But the key to the newspeak lies in this sentence: "Casting too wide a net, such as invoking travel bans, would only provide an illusion of security and would lead to prejudice and stigma around those in West Africa."

Riiight. So giving native Africans visas to visit the United States isn't going to create a stigma for the native Africans already here? But this is the key talking point right now from the administration: That banning travel is racist, that people who are concerned about diseases being imported are racist, that calling Obama "Obola" is racist.

One writer for the Dallas News actually suggested that if we renamed Ebola "Omaha Virus" we'd suddenly stop being fearful. So in a nation where the richest female is a black woman with the funny name of "Oprah," and one of our top pop stars is named "Beyonce," anything with an African-sounding name is ssssscarrrryyyy?!! Gee, maybe it's the fact that Ebola has upwards of a 90% mortality rate! SMH!

I flipped on the TV yesterday and some self-righteous activist was explaining on PBS that the use of the term "illegal" to describe a person was on par with being a Nazi, because allegedly the Nazis said the Jews were "illegal." Are you kidding me? I'll bet this same activist will deny with spittle flying out of his face that Nazi ever stood for "National Socialist Worker's Party." (By the way, if you are a conservative and call someone a "Socialist," you are also a racist now.)

Now, some of you are going to criticize me for bringing up "race" again, but I'm not the one using it as a propaganda sledgehammer to silence all dissent and common sense in this country. I am frankly sick of it and would prefer not to write about it, but they are the ones that keep bringing it up for every big (or manufactured) issue.

What my main point, actually, is this: WHY are these insane people in charge? Why are they the ones pushing the media narrative? And how can we stop them?

I'll tell you why. Well, at least part of the reason why.

Most normal, average, every day people aren't activists. They aren't spending their days protesting, or organizing boycotts, or writing angry letters to advertisers to try to shut down an opposing viewpoint.

Rush Limbaugh (love him or hate him) has been under siege by a group of approximately 10 activists who had so much time on their hands, they appeared to represent millions. These activists have been relentlessly targeting his advertisers in an attempt to shut down his radio show.

The far left in America has organized. It has outlets like MoveOn that rally the troups to stir up a mob with pitchforks at the drop of a hat.

Where's the MoveOn for moderates? For conservatives? Or even libertarians?

Most sane Americans think it's reasonable policy - and not racist - to stop giving visas to native West Africans right now because it's not worth the risk to infect Americans with a deadly virus. Most sane Americans realize that open borders also put us at risk for Central American diseases, and it is not a coincidence that over 500 children have been paralyzed and at least 5 have died from the enterovirus most likely brought in by "undocumented" children shipped into American communities over the summer.

Where is the mob with pitchforks over this? Oh, there are a few petitions on Whitehouse.gov to stop flights from West Africa, but even a lot of people who agree with them aren't bothering to sign them, because they feel they won't do any good, or they are afraid they will be put into a database (hint: you already are in the database!).

I do agree on one point - trying to get political ideologues to do something about this is probably not going to help. However, we can take a cue from the frothing-at-the-mouth mob activists and start hitting people where it counts - their pocketbooks.

It's an issue that left and right can agree upon (mostly): Airline workers in New York have already started striking over the possibility of being exposed to Ebola when they clean planes. I will be curious to see airline unions end up taking the side of the workers or get pressured by the administration to stop these protests.

So what can we do? We should be contacting the airlines directly and telling them they need to stop flights from West Africa. People are already starting to contact the airlines; we just need more of it. I've seen quite a few people mention in online comments that they have canceled their plane tickets due to fear of being exposed to Ebola. The holidays are coming up. Can you drive instead of fly? I usually fly to see family but I am currently debating whether I am going to drive or just stay home this year.

Yes, the economy might take a little hit if airlines are boycotted. But the economy could collapse entirely if Ebola takes hold in the United States.

Take a cue from the crazy ideologues - it's time to get the pitchforks going.

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Mr. Fix
Oct 10, 2014 - 4:37pm

Required changes:

As Dagney Taggart pointed out, this is a fight to the death, and all that is ultimately going to matter is how well you can take care of yourself.

Signing a goofy document on “Whitehouse.gov” at best give you a false sense of hope, at worst, makes you a target.

Since there is obviously no legitimate “commercial viability” to daily flights into the “pandemic zone”, you are already up against forces in which you have no say over whatsoever.

You have complete control over your own life, and the decisions you make in it.

Choose wisely, and take very good care of your self, and loved ones.

You can't save everyone.

Edit:

Seems like I only stepped away for an hour (maybe 2) to go for a ride, suddenly, this post seems irrelevant.

Sorry about that.

PPS,

It's worse than that… I was replying to this post https://www.tfmetalsreport.com/comment/273814#comment-273814 from three hours ago.

At least me and Little Fix had a nice ride with the top down.

SilveryBlue
Oct 10, 2014 - 4:49pm

Steph - Dagney

You are both inspecting different layers of the onion.

Dagney has her perspective with apparantly full knowledge of the options available to those with the purchase power. I hope no one gets close enough to sneeze on her.

You still seem to assume that a mass movement is possible. I don't agree. It is way too late if this agenda has already advanced to the point that US borders are wide open & infected people are getting through. If there ever is a mass movement it will be a stampede.

It doesn't change the fact that there are useful idiots bent on performing the roles that have richly rewarded them to date. These idiots are safe in the assumption that they will continue to be valuable once the need for their services is past. They are exceedingly ill informed and probably deserve everything that is coming to them.

Look after yourself & your loved ones. Take your actions as and when you can.

ag1969 - I also decided USA was not on my list any more because of the tsa. Getting groped by a fat american nazi isn't on the top of my bucket list. Sadly I don't think I will ever get to see the Grand canyon.

ancientmoneyag1969
Oct 10, 2014 - 7:02pm

ag1969 re: making a stand . . . what we can do

The county sheriff is the most powerful local force that exists.

It makes sense for all of us to go to our county sheriffs and ask them if they signed onto the resolution you posted, or at least intends to uphold its contents.

I, for one, will do so, and also to volunteer to to be deputized, or help him in any way possible.

I think the DHS, SSA, USPS, USDA, FEMA and others may try to declare war on us and our local sheriffs' departments when the SHTF. Being organized ahead of time is critical, and time is very, very short.

I plan to do this on Monday.

ancientmoney
Oct 10, 2014 - 7:18pm

The ebola scare is a long-planned false flag . . .

All the actions taken for years by the govy is culminating with this super-virus, unlike any previous "outbreak." Or, so we are told.

I still ask, where are the pictures of hemmoraging victims? Not that I WANT to see them, as it is sickening to even think about . . . but really, why aren't there any such pics? In todays world, you just know there would be Youtube vids, facebook vids and pics, etc.

No, Steph, not expecting pics to be taken by victims' family members, but taken by just normal, everyday people trying to document what is happening. Almost nothing of any hemmorahgic fever symptoms--anywhere!

Bugzy
Oct 10, 2014 - 8:13pm

A testimony to the lack of free markets.

I always ponder, what would a free market do?

Well, if you were profit seeking for a company, Your remit by law for a publicly traded company is to maximize that profit.

So which flight company CEO in their right mind would continue commercial flights from an Ebola epidemic country? Flights would be almost empty, the schedule would need to be reduced... it would automatically become non profitable. Then folk could boycott the companies involved and use other carriers or sell their shares etc.

These airlines are not serving humanitarian agenda or race or open border policy, Government cannot force these companies to fly. They can stop them of course. But my question is; why are they still flying these routes? It makes no business sense to do so right now.

So.... we are left with the tin foil hat post about them NEEDING plausible carriers of this disease to the USA.

So either:

A) Ebola is real and they want to bring it to the USA. = Martial Law.

B) There is no such disease as rampant airborne Ebola, but they want to pretend it is in the USA. = Martial law.

C) The Scumbags that be, have their own version of Ebola (and their own vaccine) and they are going to let it loose in the USA. = Martial law. and a lot of death.

And then there was the piece today on Zero Hedge re Connecticut:

We warned a week ago of the various possibilities surrounding an Ebola outbreak in America, and today we get some degree of confirmation of a medical-based martial-law coming to the US.Governor Dan Malloy has declared a Public Health Emergency in Connecticut, authorizing the"isolation of any individual reasonably believed to have been exposed to the Ebola virus."Simply put, as we noted previously, the State of Public Health Emergency allows bureaucrats to detain and force-vaccinate people without due process - despite not one single case being found in CT. If there is a major Ebola pandemic in America, all of the liberties and the freedoms that you currently enjoy would be gone.

= Martial Law.

Good post Steph, but I suspect that if the Matrix we are in were fair and honest, then there would be no flights in and out of these places already. That fact that they still fly tells me that something really wonky is going on. So writing to politicians to have them fix things...and boycotting and stuff...This is obviously NOT about their bottom line or votes. If that were reality then that reality would have already spoken. This is a different Matrix than the one you still believe in I am afraid. I am going to have to side with Dags here.

We really could be only weeks away from overt complete martial law in the USA. As such the markets would sell off, derivatives would trip and bail ins would wipe out savings. Nana made a good point too - electronic funds are sterile - cash is not - ban the use of Ebola infected cash = cash less society = total control.

It is ALL in place. The good news; if they do not do it now, then they are not malicious or have complete control.

The bad news; I think we are already too late.

Bugzy

Edit: Yes ancient money, agreed

Edit # 2 And just consider the insurance issues for a flight carrier. They fly Ebola victim in and infect whole flight/country! Who then would underwrite their insurance? Premiums would go through the roof. They would walk away from this liability in a heart beat. Make no logical sense.

Lumpy1
Oct 10, 2014 - 8:30pm

I need a vacation.

Time to put myself in self quarantine for 21 days.

opticsguy
Oct 10, 2014 - 8:51pm

When a flight attendant gets puked on and comes down with Ebola

then aircrews from all over the world will refuse to fly. There may still be flights with soldiers acting as flight attendant, but would you want to fly that way?

Mr. Fix
Oct 10, 2014 - 9:44pm

The borders will remain open, planes continue to fly because:

Details of How Mandatory Ebola Vaccines Will Soon Be a Reality

My friend and broadcast colleague, John Moore, attempted to reach me today by phone. Unfortunately, I was not able to call Mr. Moore back. I was unable to hear Mr. Moore’s message until after he would have retired for the evening as I am two time zones behind him. As I listened to John’s groundbreaking broadcast of his morning show during the wee hours ..

Dave Hodges who in my opinion has done some excellent investigative work on this topic, has uncovered our government agenda, and it is not pretty. When you're done with this story, and have listened to John Moore's show at the link, there is a another story explaining how the CDC is lying to all of us so that this pandemic can take hold.

The timetables are also given, we've only got a few weeks left to enjoy the freedoms we still have.

CDC now endangering all Americans by pushing five irresponsible assumptions about Ebola transmission

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger (NaturalNews) There’s no subtle way to say this, so I’ll just state it outright: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has become a clear and present danger to the public health of all Americans. The agency’s continued repeating of lies based on false assumptions is already contributing to a dangerous, casual attitude about Ebola transmission that could ..

Unfortunately, our resident doctors have bought the propaganda released by our government agencies hook line and sinker.

Do your own due diligence, and learn how to take care of yourself.

Your doctor, and your government, will be of no use whatsoever.

Karankawa
Oct 10, 2014 - 10:55pm

@ Mr. Fix on October 10, 2014 - 9:44pm.

Good information. I have a lot of respect for Dave H.

I also have a lot of respect for the late Mr. Chapman that said the most dangerous time for the elite is when they open the window of reality to the masses and we can see them and the Tyranny they are. I agree with you that we are there.

I don't run a business any more but I'm busy with a garden/canning/etc. and raising rabbits and quail. The work is rewarding though not profitable in $ terms. That said, I've entered poverty by the US GOV terms. I've structured my life to NOT DEPEND on them or their terms. Of course I still buy things at the local grocery, but if it wasn't there or I thought it might be too much of a hassle, I wouldn't have to go for a long time.

I would probably QUALIFY for all sorts of GOV programs.

LOL

Free cheese is what rats find in a trap.

Growing your own food is a very rewarding endevour as is being part of your community of HUMANS. I'm SICK of TYRANNY wether Masked or Unmasked!

Monserrat
Oct 10, 2014 - 11:51pm

A Cabal of Collective Ineptitude

Thanks Stephanie for your article. I read your posts and appreciate this post. Longtime reader here back to blogspot days. Actually I sometimes think certain conspiracies serve the "elite" giving them the facade of power they do not possess. What we may be looking at instead is the failure of education-- the outbreeding of intelligence and insertion of au courant cultural theory and/or beliefs creating incompetent leaders. Most decisions are made in committees because well One good brain/ mind won't do anymore. It takes many brains to think now. (Common sense is almost genius now.) Yup. It could be cabal of collective elite ineptitude. Obviously enforcing travel restrictions cannot happen in Mr. CDC's mind because borders and nationalism cannot and does not exist to his globalist trained brain. It's a kum-bay- yah world now. Ebola allows another teachable moment. (If they could just get their message across. We'd understand.) Geez. (We're afraid because we don't know the facts. We don't know how smart they are and how ignorant we are.) "Why" he utters with extreme hubris, " We have the best medical system in the world!". (here come the cheerleaders with their pom poms) USA! USA! USA! And then the hospital error? The computer had a glitch! "Thats why our staff sent Thomas home." I imagine an administrator could have said that. Someone who doesn't understand why the old missing computer field excuse won't work. (Unless Thomas didn't see a doctor). "More likely lack of insurance." Grandma Nobody sez. We know. You see? We do know. Why lie about it? CYA. It's about that too. Big guys get there because they refuse to stand in the breech. Too easy to blame the little cleric who sits behind the glass in such a low squeaky chair you have to stand on tiptoes to see her. The Titanic is unsinkable. Btw: Astor went down with the " steerage". There just seem to be times in human history when the stupid gene predominates. (not here in Turdville of course)

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