Ebola Scare On Flight From Brussels As Liberian Passenger Falls Sick On Plane (Video)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Saturday quarantined an international flight  from Brussels, Belgium, Saturday, after a passenger from Liberia at Newark Liberty International Airport, after a passenger fro Liberia fell ill on the plane, complaining that his “eyeballs felt like they were floating.”

The United Airlines Flight  touched down at Newark Liberty International Airport at 12:15 p.m.

Via CNN:

CDC quarantine officers met the plane after one of the 255 passengers was vomiting on the flight, officials said.

The passengers were released at 1:50 p.m. and permitted to go through customs, said Erica Dumas, a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesperson. The sick passenger and his daughter were taken to a hospital for evaluation. Passengers said it took another two hours to clear customs and retrieve their luggage.

The incident comes amid heightened concerns after Thomas Eric Duncan, who had recently arrived from Liberia, on Tuesday was confirmed as the first case of the deadly Ebola virus diagnosed on American soil. Duncan arrived in the United States after a connection in Brussels.

 
The New Jersey Department of Health downplayed the possibility of a new case  later Saturday.

In a statement, it said that University Hospital “in coordination with federal, state and local public health officials evaluated two individuals who arrived” Saturday afternoon.

“The symptoms of one individual were found to be consistent with another, minor treatable condition unrelated to Ebola,” the health department said. “The second individual, who was traveling with the patient, was asymptomatic.”

The health department said that both passengers will be let go and “self-monitoring,” meaning they’ll be in charge of gauging their health.

This statement appears to close the book on this situation, from the health department’s perspective.

I’d like to know the name of that minor treatable condition that causes symptoms that so mimic Ebola.

On Saturday, CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden addressed the growing concerns about the deadly disease.

“We have already gotten well over 100 inquiries of possible patients,” Frieden told reporters. “We’ve assessed every one of those … and just this one patient has tested positive … We expect that we will see more rumors or concerns or possibilities of cases, until there is a positive laboratory test, that is what they are.”

RELATED:

Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Statement – Ebola In The U.S.A. – Are Americans Safe?

UPDATE:

Possible case in KC now…

Via Gateway Pundit: 

A Kansas City TV station, KCTV-5 reported Saturday night someone was being quarantined at Rockhill Research Hospital (Research Medical Center), according to their sister station in Wichita, KWCH.

A source in Kansas City confirmed the story to the Gateway Pundit and added some details.

Second Person In Dallas Being Monitored for Ebola/Watch Live Gov Perry Press Conference

Only yesterday CDC Director Tom Frieden was telling reporters that he had  no doubt the first U.S. ebola case would not spread…

Now, according to the director of Dallas County’s health department, health officials are closely monitoring a  second potential Ebola patient “who had close contact with the first person”  diagnosed in the U.S.

All who have been in close contact with the man diagnosed are being monitored as a precaution, Zachary Thompson, director of Dallas County Health and Human Services, said in a morning interview with WFAA-TV.

“Let me be real frank to the Dallas County residents: The fact that we have one confirmed case, there may be another case that is a close associate with this particular patient,” he said. “So this is real. There should be a concern, but it’s contained to the specific family members and close friends at this moment.”

The director continued to assure residents that the public isn’t at risk because health officials have the virus contained.

Timeline on the ebola patient:

The patient left Liberia on Sept. 19 and arrived in Dallas the following day. On Sept. 26, he sought treatment at the hospital after becoming ill but was sent home with a prescription for antibiotics. Two days later, he was admitted with more critical symptoms, after requiring an ambulance ride to the hospital.

Each of those children have been kept home from school and are under precautionary monitoring, Thompson said.

Good lord.

“We’ve been telling people to try to stay away from social gatherings,” Gaye said at a community meeting Tuesday. Large get-togethers are a prominent part of Liberian culture.

Knowing that the disease has an incubation period of 21 days, the Obama administration should have put travel restrictions on people traveling from West Africa. Obviously, a person feeling fine getting on and off the plane could be infected. Why was this not done as soon as it was clear that the disease was spreading quickly in effected countries?

Why on earth was a man from Liberia – the epicenter of the disease – allowed to get on a plane and come to the United States without any restrictions what-so-ever?

Via KGBT Action 4 News: LIVE VIDEO: Rick Perry Ebola Virus Press Conference:

 

Video: KC Highway Shootings Suspect In Custody

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It’s been nerve-wracking driving through the Kansas City these past few weeks, but area commuters now have a reason to relax.  A suspect in the random highway shootings that have put city residents on edge since early March, is in custody.

The string of at  least 20 disturbing highway shootings didn’t kill anyone, but three people were hit by the gunfire.

Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forte announced the news Thursday night at a brief news conference, telling reporters that more details would be released on Friday.

A KMBC 9 News photojournalist videotaped the man being brought into custody at  Kansas City Police Headquarters in downtown Kansas City just before 7 p.m. The man’s name has not yet been released, but police told KMBC that he was their suspect.
Investigators executed a search warrant at 136th Street and Spring Street in Grandview, Mo., on Thursday afternoon.  Several investigators remained on the scene through the evening.

 It appeared the investigators spent a large amount of time checking out a green sedan behind a building.  The sedan was later pulled away by police.

 Police had said 12 out of at least 20 recent random highway shootings across the metro were connected.  Most of the shootings happened on highways in an area near the Grandview Triangle, where 71 Highway, Interstate 435, Interstate 49 and Interstate 470 connect.

Shootings were reported in Kansas City, Mo., Blue Springs, Lee’s Summit and Leawood, Kan.  Some of the shootings also happened on Interstate 70.
The shootings also happened mostly in the evenings after 7:00 pm.
I go through the Grandview triangle three times a week – during the evening – to bring my daughter to dance class – so you can imagine my relief that this freak is off the streets. That is – if they’ve got the right guy, which they most likely do.

Iran Deal Another Historic Mistake By Obama Administration (Video)

A deal with Iran that has America’s enemies pumping their fists in the air and Israel seeking other allies for support – it’s another historic first for this God-awful president.

The sucker’s deal our brilliant Sec of State deal brokered: We give the Iranians sanctions relief and Iran gets to retain its full capacity to enrich uranium as they defiantly continue their quest for a nuclear bomb. The Iranians, as you can imagine,  are thrilled, and Obama’s left-wing sycophants are congratulating Kerry for his “enormous achievement.”  

The leader of the country Iran vowed to wipe off the map, is decidedly not thrilled…

Iran Is Playing Obama, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal told Bloomberg News. The Saudi royal often “floats trial balloons on behalf of the members of his family who rule his country, and they consider him free to make impolitic statements they believe but cannot publicly endorse”.

“There’s no confidence in the Obama administration doing the right thing with Iran,” he told me, with a directness that would make Benjamin Netanyahu blush. “We’re really concerned — Israel, Saudi Arabia, the Middle East countries — about this.”

It is quite something for a Saudi royal to state baldly that his country is part of a tacit alliance with Israel, but Saudi leaders, like Israel’s leaders, are frantic with worry that an overeager Obama will accede to Iran’s desire to become a threshold state, one whose nuclear program is so advanced that it would only need several weeks to assemble a deliverable weapon. Alwaleed, like Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, believes that Iran, in its ongoing negotiations with the world’s major powers, will pocket whatever sanctions relief it gets without committing to ending its nuclear program. “Why are they offering relief?” he asked. “Keep the pressure on. Sanctions are what brought about the negotiations to begin with! Why not keep the pressure up?”

Obama, Alwaleed says, is a man who is in desperate political straits and needs a victory — any victory — to right his presidency. “Obama is in so much of a rush to have a deal with Iran,” he said. “He wants anything. He’s so wounded. It’s very scary. Look, the 2014 elections are going to begin. Within two months they’re going to start campaigning. Thirty-nine members of his own party in the House have already moved away from him on Obamacare. That’s scary for him.”

Alwaleed believes a stronger president would have the willpower to say no to a flawed deal with Iran. Like the Israelis, the Saudis believe a flawed deal is one in which Iran isn’t forced to put its nuclear program in reverse, by shuttering facilities and mothballing centrifuges. (Alwaleed is not a Saudi government official, but he often floats trial balloons on behalf of the members of his family who rule his country, and they consider him free to make impolitic statements they believe but cannot publicly endorse).

Israeli leaders indicated that they would be looking for allies elsewhere, via Haaretz:

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would act independently of the deal reached with Iran, adding that all options remain on the table.

“We have to be serious enough to take responsibility for our fate,” he told Israel Radio. “As always, all options are on the table.”

Lieberman called the deal a victory for Iran’s religious leaders.

“Obviously when you look at the smiles of the Iranians over there in Geneva, you realize that this is the Iranians’ greatest victory, maybe since the Khomeini revolution, and it doesn’t really change the situation within Iran,” said Lieberman. Referring to Iran’s supreme religious leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, he said “Khamenei and the Revolutionary Guard are the true rulers, not [Iranian President Hassan] Rohani.”

Lieberman also indicated that Israel would be seeking other allies than the U.S. and would have to start “taking responsibility regardless of the American stance.”

“We have no alternative other than the United States, but Israel must look into new directions in addition to the U.S.,” he said. “We must take responsibility regardless of the stance of the Americans, or of others. We must make our own independent decisions.”

Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon denounced the agreement as an “excellent deal for Iran and a dangerous one for the world, neutralizing the sanctions instead of the centrifuges. The agreement does not dismantle even a single centrifuge or reactor, but is a critical blow to sanctions.”

Meanwhile in Iran:

The Iranian government stuck it to President Barack Obama today with government run television broadcasting a “Down with America” celebration during live coverage of the return of Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. The Iranian minister returned from Geneva after completing a deal on Iran’s nuclear program with the U.S. and leading world powers, according to a BBC reporter.

Ali Hamedani, Persian reporter for the BBC, posted on Twitter:

Buzzfeed reports that the US was in secret talks with Iran for a year -

Israeli officials knew they were being kept in the dark as the U.S. conducted secret talks with Iran, and the knowledge that the White House was “going behind Israel’s back” was one of the key sources of tension between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama, according to a senior Israeli minister and other Israeli officials.

“We did not know from the beginning, but we knew, we had intelligence that these meetings were happening,” said the Israeli minister, who spoke to BuzzFeed by phone from his Jerusalem office. He said that a “friend in the Gulf” shared intelligence with Israel that the meetings were taking place, and urged Israel to find out more. “I would like to say we knew the content of the talks, but we didn’t. What we knew was that the U.S. was choosing not to tell us about them and that was very worrying.”

In an oped in The Weekly Standard, John Bolton called the deal, “abject surrender.”

Undoubtedly, an Israeli strike during the interim deal would be greeted with outrage from all the expected circles.  But that same outrage, or more, would also come further down the road.  In short, measured against the expected reaction even in friendly capitals, there is never a “good” time for an Israeli strike, only bad and worse times.  Accordingly, the Geneva deal does not change Israel’s strategic calculus even slightly, unless the Netanyahu government itself falls prey to the psychological warfare successfully waged so far by the ayatollahs. That we will know only as the days unfold.

Israel still must make the extremely difficult judgment whether it will stand by as Iran maneuvers effortlessly around a feckless and weak White House, bolstering its economic situation while still making progress on the nuclear front, perhaps less progress on some aspects of its nuclear work than before the deal, but more on others.

And what’s this? Kerry: Nuke deal doesn’t give Iran right to enrich; Iran: World recognized our right to enrich

The ink isn’t even dry on the temporary Iran nuclear deal and it already has that distinct “passed it to find out what’s in it” scent.

Cruz weighs in: Iranian Nuclear Deal Correctly Identified as “Historic Mistake”

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released a statement that concurred with Netanyahu’s take.

“According to the interim agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear program that was reached this weekend in Geneva, not one centrifuge will be destroyed. Not one pound of enriched uranium will leave Iran. Not one American unjustly detained in Iran’s notorious prisons will be released. But Iran will start to receive, in a matter of days, $7 billion in relief from international economics sanctions.

“All the smiling embraces between diplomats after the interim deal was signed notwithstanding, the Iranian regime remains a brutal and oppressive dictatorship that pursues nuclear weapons for the purpose of dominating the Middle East and threatening America and our allies, notably Israel. President Obama and Secretary Kerry should reconsider their policy of rapprochement with Iran that is dismaying to Jerusalem and encouraging to Tehran. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu predicted this agreement would be a ‘very, very bad deal’ and has now correctly identified it as an ‘historic mistake.’ Meanwhile, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tweeted his satisfaction as the ‘breaking down the architecture for sanctions has begun.’ The administration has gotten it backwards and it is time to reverse course before any further damage is done.”

And via Twitchy, a compare and contrast:

First a real leader responds:

And here’s the Naked Emperor:

Linked by Doug Ross, thanks!

Watcher’s Council Nominations – ObamaCare Trick Or Treat Edition

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Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday.

Council News:
This week, Ask Marion, Maggie’s Notebook, The Independent Sentinel, and The Pirate’s Cove took advantage of my generous offer of link whorage and earned honorable mention status for some great articles.

You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.

Simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address ( which won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then return the favor  by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out Wednesday morning

Simple, no?

It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members. while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

So, let’s see what we have this week….

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

Enjoy! And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that!

Boston Massacre: Up to 12 Dead, 60 Wounded As Explosions Rock Boston Marathon Finish Line

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Russell Goldman of ABC News is live-blogging the news about the bomb explosions that rocked the Boston Marathon finish line. Live-streaming video at the site.

4:34 pm ET: 400 Massachusetts National Guard soldiers were on the scene for the marathon.

4:24 pm ET: A Federal law enforcement authority confirms to ABC News this was an intentional bombing, using small portable explosive devices.

4:21 pm ET: Boston Police confirms they have found three more suspicious devices. One has been rendered safe.

 4:13 pm ET:  The FAA has issued a temporary flight restriction over the area of explosion.

4:11 pm ET: Boston Fire Department to brief media at 4:30pm  at Westin Hotel.

4:09 pm ET: Tufts Medical Center confirms that 9 victims have been taken there.

4:06 pm ET: Law enforcement authorities tell ABC News they are testing smoke and materials at scene for chemical substances.

4:05 pm ET: Boston police confirm at least 22 injured, 2 dead.

Those numbers will probably rise.

The Daily Mail is already reporting that up to a dozen people have been killed by the bomb explosions that rocked the Boston Marathon finish line.

Up to a dozen people have been killed in a deadly explosion and up to 60 people have been injured after two large explosions went off near the finish line of the famous Boston Marathon today, leaving behind a scene of unimaginable carnage.

Law enforcement sources told the New York Post of the body count, and said that the first explosion happened at the Fairmont Hotel.

Eyewitnesses at the scene said there were two loud explosions about five seconds apart, and emergency vehicles crowded the scene.

Witness Dave Weigel said via Twitter minutes after the explosion: ‘I saw people’s legs blown off. Horrific. Two explosions. Runners were coming in and saw unspeakable horror.’

Police told the Boston Globe that are they still finding ‘secondary devices,’ and pleading with anyone still in the area to leave at once.

A controlled explosion was set for outside the city library.

UPDATE:

NY Post Reports Suspect is a Saudi National

Hunt for the man in black: Authorities search for ‘dark-skinned or black male’ as police guard another potential suspect in Boston hospital

Death toll stands at 3, 130 injured.

Compare And Contrast: Obama’s Benghazi Vs. Boston Terror Attack Statements…

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Still waiting on the Benghazi justice.

See Also: 

Twitchy: Fox News: Boston Marathon bombs packed with ‘ball bearings’ 

and  Sickening: Alex Jones calls Boston Marathon bombing a ‘false flag’ operation

Detective Chris Matthews speculates on tax day, JFK connection to Boston bombing

About My blog’s Suspension

All I know is that it was due to a “violation of terms of service”. I never received any kind of warning about the alleged violation, and I’ve yet to receive an explanation from WordPress.com for what happened. As far as I know, it may have been nothing more than an internet glitch.

I’d like to thank everyone who lobbied WordPress to get my blog back online – the news spread on Twitter like wildfire…during the dinner hour while I was celebrating my husband’s birthday. It was almost impossible to keep up with all the helpful tweets.

Several valiant bloggers came to my aid, as well:

The Other McCain’s chivalrous Smitty was the first to leap into action: Free @NiceDeb !!!

NiceDeb is one of the solid blogs on the right, and a friend of this blog for years. ToS violation my left foot. She’s being harassed.

Wasn’t that nice?

The awesome and loveable Doug Ross is never at a loss for words: Fascists-In-Training Just Knocked Conservative Blogger @NiceDeb Off the Air. Here’s How You Can Help!

My guess is that some miscreant, wannabe-fascists on the left reported bogus “Terms of Service” (TOS) violations to get her all-too-accurate commentary kicked off the air.

That could be…but I don’t have any information to confirm or deny it. Hit the link for a photo of me smacking him in the chops at BlogCon, last Spring. If I posted it, here, I might be violating my terms of service.

The Camp of the Saints’ ever vigilant Bob Belvedere joined the chorus: ALERT: @NiceDeb Needs Our Help [Updated]

As did my blogging sister just a conservative girl at Potluck: Fellow PotLuck Blogger Has Nice Deb Blog Removed by WordPress:

Nice Deb has had her blog suspended for reasons that have not been made clear to her.  If you go to her blog you just get the message:

nicedeb.wordpress.com is no longer available.

This blog has been archived or suspended for a violation of our Terms of Service.
For questions or concerns, contact WordPress.com Support.

I suggest you contact them to ask them why they would take down a blog that has been up for five years or so without so much as an emailed explanation to the reasons why.

Now, I read her blog almost daily, I have never seen anything on there that would violate these terms:

And Smitty was linked by Instapundit!

It wasn’t long after Insty linked that my blog reappeared online. Hmmmm!

Thank you so much, all of you. Now I feel bad for not blogging at Potluck for how long, now? I’m ashamed to say….Years?

Don’t feel bad – I haven’t had time for my own blog, Leftwing Institute for Civil Discourse aka Moonbattracker, all month, either. There just isn’t enough time in the day for me to do everything I want to do online.

Actually, I have another post I’d like to do, here,  tonight. Charles B. tipped me a good one. But it’s after midnight and I have to get to bed. It will have to wait until morning.

MORE:

I neglected to thank the Twitchy Team for coming to my defense: Blogger Nice Deb sent to WordPress gulag; Conservatives rally in support; Update: blog restored

UPDATE:

Wed morning, 8:16: Of course, Gateway Pundit has it now.

Linked by The Other McCain, and Daily Pundit, and Notion Tidbits thanks!

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