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Bureaucracy versus the germs
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez

Original Article

Posted By:Hazymac, 8/13/2014 11:35:33 PM

In general we believe that really important things, like epidemics, are above politics. The reverse appears to be true. The more important a thing, the more it attracts political interference. (Snip) The problem MSF faced was simple. If they unsuccessfully administered ZMapp to Dr. Khan they might be accused of turning black Africans into lab rats. And they couldn’t risk that. One MSF clinic had already been attacked by crowds who believed they had brought the virus from outside in the first place. "“What they really didn’t want to do was kill Dr. Khan with their attempt at therapy,” said

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The decision by Medecins Sans Frontieres to administer experimental Ebola treatment to two white Americans was to avoid charges of using black Africans as guinea pig. But now that the medicine has shown effectiveness, the fact that it was not first administered to black Africans is also proof of racism. And lawyers dwell on small details. What a mess PC is.

      


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Bureaucracy versus the germs
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/13/2014 11:35:33 PM     Post Reply
In general we believe that really important things, like epidemics, are above politics. The reverse appears to be true. The more important a thing, the more it attracts political interference. (Snip) The problem MSF faced was simple. If they unsuccessfully administered ZMapp to Dr. Khan they might be accused of turning black Africans into lab rats. And they couldn’t risk that. One MSF clinic had already been attacked by crowds who believed they had brought the virus from outside in the first place. "“What they really didn’t want to do was kill Dr. Khan with their attempt at therapy,” said

   

 

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Wall Street Journal, by Matthew Futterman    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/13/2014 11:43:57 AM     Post Reply
Olympic athletes are famous for doing just about anything to improve their performances. But can learning to hold your breath for more than five minutes and dive 100 feet under the ocean´s surface really help you on a snow-covered mountain? A growing number of Olympians and Olympic hopefuls who play sports that have nothing to do with water think it can. And so, a collection of snowboarders and skiers—plus a motocross racer and two surf ironman champions—recently ventured off the shores of Kona, Hawaii, for a the sort of deep dive that is usually the domain of scuba experts, beach-rescue

Prisoner´s Dilemma
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/12/2014 10:21:31 PM     Post Reply
After a week spent sniping at each other, the New York Times says Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are having a pleasant garden lunch. (Snip) It wouldn’t be surprising if the subject of a 2016 full pardon for Obama didn’t come up either. And Obama’s support for Hillary in 2016. The problem for Hillary is that the rate president Obama is messing things up, her chances of being elected president in 2016 are going from slim to none. The problem for Obama is different: he needs to find someone he can blame for the catastrophe unfolding overseas. The most obvious

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American Spectator, by Jed Babbin    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/12/2014 1:55:01 PM     Post Reply
President Bush, in the buildup to the 2003 Iraq invasion, said that our goal was an Iraq that was democratic, able to defend itself. and would be our ally in the global war against terrorism. None of those goals was achieved. Now, three years after President Obama withdrew American forces from Iraq, he’s dipping a military toe into Iraq again. The mission he’s described for our forces boils down to ensuring that the Democrats don’t get blamed for “losing” Iraq in the 2016 elections. If that seems harsh consider the facts, as Obama has described them, to justify the latest

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Posted By: Hazymac- 8/12/2014 1:09:24 PM     Post Reply
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Wall Street Journal, by Shirley S. Wang    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/12/2014 12:18:06 PM     Post Reply
Anthony Bloxham was standing in the garden of his house when he wondered if he was dreaming. To figure it out, he looked at his hands. Experts in a phenomenon known as lucid dreaming, where sleeping people are aware that they´re in a dream, say dreamers should look for reality checks, or details that look different in dreams than in real life. Indeed, Mr. Bloxham´s hand was glowing yellow, so he realized he was asleep. Some lucid dreamers are able to control elements of their dreams once they realize they´re dreaming. They do what´s impossible or unlikely in real life,

   

 

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Sherman’s 300,000 and
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PJ Media, by David P. Goldman    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/12/2014 9:53:33 AM     Post Reply
General William Tecumseh Sherman burned the city of Atlanta in 1864. He warned: “I fear the world will jump to the wrong conclusion that because I am in Atlanta the work is done. Far from it. We must kill three hundred thousand I have told you of so often, and the further they run the harder for us to get them.” Add a zero to calibrate the problem in the Levant today. War in the Middle East is less a strategic than a demographic phenomenon, whose resolution will come with the exhaustion of the pool of potential fighters. The Middle

Obama is responsible for
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American Thinker, by Jim Yardley    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/12/2014 12:07:28 AM     Post Reply
ISIS, ISIL, the Islamic State, or whatever it’s called today is a group of homicidal thugs, drunk on their own sense of power and bolstered by their military successes in Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq. Thousands have been murdered – and not just by a bullet to the head, but decapitated while they are alive. Thousands of women and children have been slaughtered. For those who think that the only “war on women” is perpetrated by Republicans who think that if women want abortifacients, they should pay for such drugs themselves, let me repeat that. Thousands of women and children have

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Posted By: Hazymac- 8/11/2014 9:30:59 PM     Post Reply
Over the past day or so, the Trajectory of Blame for Iraq has gone like this: Hillary Clinton is blaming Barack Obama, who is blaming George W. Bush. (Snip) For its part, the Obama administration including Hillary Clinton was awfully quick to side with the Muslim Brotherhood, the ideological fountainhead of Islamic terrorism. There were concerns early on in the Syrian civil war that the United States would intervene, perhaps decisively — on the wrong side. Not that there’s really a “right” side in that war. Assad is a brutal dictator who sides with Iran and has waged proxy wars

Fore, Three, Two, One …
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/11/2014 7:29:18 PM     Post Reply
As a Russian “humanitarian” convoy readies to launch itself at the Ukraine under Moscow’s version of the “responsibility to protect”, the Washington Post describes how Obama decided to help the Kurds after he was assured ISIS was meeting the legal requirements for genocide. (Snip) I used to think that either of two events might trigger a serious effort to impeach the president: an invasion of Ukraine or an invasion of Taiwan. But now I doubt that even both together would pull him off the golf links. What might coax him from his pastoral settings is a legal document. The president

McIlroy Slips Before
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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/10/2014 9:26:34 PM     Post Reply
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — First the rain came, flooding an already soft and vulnerable Valhalla Golf Club on Sunday afternoon until the greens were ponds and the fairways were streaked by flowing rivulets. The leader board heading into the final round was stocked with golf’s elite, and the combination of talent and a vulnerable, receptive course foreshadowed a showdown of aggressive, attacking shot-making. (Snip) Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler and Henrik Stenson took turns holding at least a piece of the tournament lead across four hours of major championship anxiety. Racing to be done before sunset because the rain had

   

 

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A ringside seat to our own destruction
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/10/2014 7:29:21 PM     Post Reply
Headlines have focused on the atrocities committed by ISIS on the northern Iraqi front. (Snip) The story adds, almost superfluously, that ISIS is attempting to shoot down aid deliveries. They would do that, wouldn’t they? Yet all this time the world was assured there was nothing to worry about in the hundreds of radical mosques, the thousands of militants eagerly received into the West and creeping sharia law in its institutions. The dangers, they were told, all lay in the Tea Party and elusive militia groups holed up in a cabin in the Ozarks. But if the calamities in Iraq



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