Thursday, October 30, 2014

Morals and malice

To what extent are mores in general and morals in particular, religious or not, not the creatures of altruism or benevolence but selfishness, malice, or even hate?

The new secular morality has removed much cruelty and repression from social life, but not without cost.

Abortion, maternal infanticide (the father will have no say in the matter), and the cruel travesties of same sex marriage and gross mutilation passed of as that perverse fantasy, sex change, are a few examples.

Wonderful targets for terrorists

EDF France: Inquiry after drones buzz nuclear sites

Democrats shout "Ofay!" to get out the vote

The Times takes note, but only to adjust the spin

Dictionary etymologies for "ofay" are hysterical, by the way.

It's just pig-Latin for "foe."

Orwell is just like a Texican. When you need him, he's dead.

More college students support post-birth abortion

"Post-birth abortion" is like "Social Security privatization."

OK, I will belabor the obvious.

Killing a baby is infanticide, not abortion.

Replacing social security with personal IRAs is abolition, not privatization.

What sort of voter ID law would actually help?

Massive Non-Citizen Voting Uncovered in Maryland

Non-citizens are voting

Sad truth, the Democrats are the party of illegal voting, right up to the White House.

Aren't we there already?

The White House could soon be in the position of requiring quarantines for soldiers who had limited contact with Ebola while NOT requiring them for doctors and nurses who cared for patients.

Yes, we are.

The story is dated the 28th and Chuck Hagel made up his mind the 29th.

Donald Trump says it's 'morally unfair' for Obama to send soldiers into Ebola hot zone

Real estate tycoon says US shouldn't send its armies to western Africa unless China and Russia put their own troops at risk.

????

Notice the troops are in old-fashioned group quarantine and not individual isolation.

What happens if one of them gets sick at 20 days, so now the others are all suspected of possible exposure by him?

Another 21 days for all of them?

And so on?

California would quarantine Maine nurse

California issues quarantine policy for Ebola exposure

These guys talk tough and then back down, though.

The governor of New Jersey followed today by the governor of Maine.

Anyone arriving in California from an Ebola-affected area and who has had personal contact with a person infected with the deadly virus will be quarantined for 21 days, according to an order issued Wednesday by the state's public health director.

Wait for the rebellion of heroic, selfless care-givers and ACLU lawyers.

Or just of California's Democratic governor.

Black skin privilege

An African Country That’s 0.3 Percent White Now Has A White President

The chance this would happen was rated as slight by a young woman BBC World Service reporter the other day.

Although the constitution of Zambia does not prevent it, she seemed to think it would be highly inappropriate for a white man to succeed to the presidency, because colonialism.

As in the case of Bill Clinton, the blogs of the left report with approval comments by black people that this white man is really black on the inside.

Imagine how they would report comments by whites that Obama is really white on the inside.

Yes, the word for that is "Oreo," like the cookie.

Recall how touchy everybody got when white people described him with enthusiasm as articulate.

On the other hand, Guy Scott will almost certainly not be allowed to run for the presidency in the next election because the constitution, while it does not frankly exclude anyone by race, effectively excludes white colonials and their children, since it requires that one's parents and grandparents be native born.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Late news

Maine governor sent state cops to enforce quarantine against that nurse.

Reports say he is "seeking legal authority" to enforce the thing.

????

Chuck Hagel has ordered that 21 day quarantine for all military returning from Ebola countries.

The official line of the left continues to be that only doctors have the right to decide any of the issues surrounding travel restrictions and quarantine.

And that's fine, except for their arrogance, ignorance, and obvious inclination to put other factors ahead of keeping Americans safe.

Which is why it's not up to doctors, but politicians, to make the law in this area.

Reportedly, governors of Connecticut, Illinois, and Florida have imposed quarantines, too.

Not sure what the rules are, but they are stricter than the White House, the CDC, Doctors Without Frontiers, and Samaritan's Purse want.

Oh, boo hoo.

NY Ebola doc lied about his movements

Ebola doctor ‘lied’ about NYC travels

Stick this in your honor system.

The city’s first Ebola patient initially lied to authorities about his travels around the city following his return from treating disease victims in Africa, law-enforcement sources said.

Dr. Craig Spencer at first told officials that he isolated himself in his Harlem apartment — and didn’t admit he rode the subways, dined out and went bowling until cops looked at his MetroCard the sources said.

“He told the authorities that he self-quarantined. Detectives then reviewed his credit-card statement and MetroCard and found that he went over here, over there, up and down and all around,” a source said.

Spencer finally ’fessed up when a cop “got on the phone and had to relay questions to him through the Health Department,” a source said.

Officials then retraced Spencer’s steps, which included dining at The Meatball Shop in Greenwich Village and bowling at The Gutter in Brooklyn.

Yep, these heroes are really special.

I'm not the only one who thinks so.

Ebola quarantines: catch the fever!

Heroic Ebola doctors and nurses lie to police, blow off voluntary isolation

John Hayward, not someone whose ideas I generally regard with favor, gets it on this.

Science and isolation

The most important fact about Ebola is how little we know. 

There’s no cure for the infected, no vaccine and no knowledge of how the virus might behave in colder temperatures. 

Doctors, nurses and missionaries who nobly volunteer in Africa could inadvertently bring Ebola to every continent, literally giving the virus wings.

To be cautious, Samaritan’s Purse, a relief organization, has imposed a 21-day isolation on workers returning from West Africa ever since one of its own, Dr. Kent Brantly, became infected. 

The hospital where Spencer practices emergency medicine requires a 21-day wait to return to work.

On Monday, the Joint Chiefs of Staff recommended that all U.S. troops returning from West Africa undergo a 21-day quarantine. 

Their biggest worry isn’t stigma.