Friday, October 24, 2014

Ebola Dots


Connecting the dots in the Ebola event.

Graph: "Africa's Killers" shows Ebola being the least of worries.

Graph source: Redditt

Where did this all start in the U.S.? Texas. Keep that in mind.

Last night, listening to Coast to Coast, the news comes on. But instead of a round up of several items, from world to sports to celebrity, all that was said was "Alert! Ebola in New York City." And then the story of Dr. Craig Spencer, a doctor with Doctors Without Borders, returns to NYC from Guinea with fever and diarrhea and is now at Bellevue in a "designated Ebola center." The news then assures us all is good, not to worry, there is no danger, and Ebola can only be contracted via contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person. News alert ends with another "This was a Fox News alert."

Paul Allen, billionaire and Microsoft co-founder, has pledged $100 million in the fight against Ebola. Some of the money going to the CDC, some to UNICEF, the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg also gave money to the CDC -- $25 million. (Source, Maria La Ganfa, Los Angeles Times)

The New York Times reported on an Ebola vaccine. According to the article by Denise Grady (by line, Galveston, Texas), a vaccine was developed several years ago. Well received by peers and supposedly to be on the shelves in 2010. For some reason, the vaccine just "sat on a shelf." Grady reports that reasons for the stall included the fact Ebola "was rare" and that drug companies "…resisted spending the enormous sums needed to develop products useful mostly to poor countries with little ability to pay for them.' Oh if that doesn't say just about everything right there! (Lack of market shelved promising Ebola drug, October 24, 2014)

Now that the virus has invaded the comfort zones of the rest of us, it's serious business, and so a "flurry of research" is happening right now.




...Self-loathing Black People... #6...

What a butt-headed bastardization and bowdlerized bucket of
ebullient bullshite... step off Condi! Aggrievement is abundantly justified in needlessly cruel psychopathic plutocracies, and Federal entitlement returning something paid back on a life's investment is required when it will come in no other way! No. Other. Way!

"Paranoia runs deep ... " not that there's anything unjustified about that. Look OUT not UP!

...Self-loathing Black People... #5...

Jesse Lee Peterson... what is it about Xianity that corrodes institutional, National, and personal memory, then turns a dismissed, derided, degraded, brutalized, excluded, cheated, abused, betrayed, and discriminated-against class of people... into the fawning lapdogs of a dwindling white majority?



"Paranoia runs deep ... " not that there's anything unjustified about that. Look OUT not UP!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Renting Sidewalks? | eugeneweekly.com

Alley Valkyrie, writer, artist and activist, wrote an article for Eugene's Eugene Weekly on this city's "sidewalk commerce" law, which allows businesses to rent the public sidewalks in front of their businesses to conduct business (sell wares, etc.) However, as Valkyrie points out, this is not being done. Instead, the law allows businesses to hassle the homeless and other so-called undesirables; in effect, business owners are now working as cops:

Renting Sidewalks? | eugeneweekly.com: These businesses all have sandwich boards outside so that they can claim that they are using the space, but they are not using the space for its intended purpose of vending, and the employees of these businesses often tell people who are not customers to move off the sidewalk and then call the police if they do not comply with the order. Last month, a man who was conducting a poetry reading on the public sidewalk outside Sizzle Pie was arrested and charged with criminal trespass when he did not comply with orders to move from the spot. Businesses like Sizzle Pie, encouraged by the city and in conjunction with police, are misusing the law in order to displace the poor and homeless from downtown Eugene. (Alley Valkyrie, Eugene Weekly.)
Valkyrie gives good advice on how to fight this, including letting the businesses know you do not accept this misuse of the law.



Spam Hacking Comment

If you find a comment on your blog using the name of John Ambrose and "welcoming" you to the Illuminati -- all its riches, secrets and powers, you know, the usual stuff -- do not click on it, do not put it through, do not click and follow the link. It will screw up your blogs, log-in info and email.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Blog tag

"Paranoia runs deep . . . " not that there's anything wrong with that. Wake UP!

I notice Octopus Confessional contributor Alfred Lehmberg has played with the above: ""Paranoia runs deep ... " not that there's anything unjustified about that. Look OUT not UP!" Heh. Very good Mr. L.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

...Self-loathing Black People... #4...

Tavis Smiley: A black sheriff of Nottingham in the employ of pretending princes and max-zoom fundies, has no sense of economics, no sense of irony, no sense of fairness and no sense of history.  Additionally he fails to understand that there is no "living" where one cannot live on a prevailing wage and access to WIC, SNAP, and food-stamps are restricted.



"Paranoia runs deep ... " not that there's anything unjustified about that. Look OUT not UP!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Yep


Text is small, zoom in for easier reading. Thanks to Karyn Dolan on FB for the image.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

...Self-loathing Black People... #3

Kamau Bakari, shown here in cowboy pinwheel and oreo double stuff... ...with his new BFF, a tax cheat and unblinking traitor, a racist and fulsome bigot, a hypocrite and psychopathic scofflaw, and a man willing to put his own interests ahead of a just society, fair taxes, a level playing field, and justice for all.  Seriously, Bakari could likely sign-up with the Klan if he can hang out with this guy!  No sense of history, cut and print, ...waiter, Check!

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"Paranoia runs deep ... " not that there's anything unjustified about that. Look OUT not UP!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Connecticut declared in state of 'public health emergency,' prepares for quarantine | Police State USA

Connecticut goverrnor Dannel Malloy declared the state in quarantine October 8th:

Connecticut declared in state of 'public health emergency,' prepares for quarantine | Police State USA: The governor’s October 7th declaration read as follows:

“In response to the epidemic of the Ebola virus currently affecting multiple countries in western Africa, and in order to provide the Commissioner of Public Health and other appropriate officials with all authorities necessary to prevent any potential transmission of the Ebola virus within the State of Connecticut, I hereby declare a public health emergency for the State, pursuant to the Connecticut General Statutes Section 19a-131a, for the duration of the epidemic. Specifically, in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes Section 19a-131b, I authorize the Commissioner of Public Health to Order the isolation or quarantine, under conditions prescribed by the Commissioner of Public Health, of any individual or group of individuals whom the Commissioner reasonably believes to have been exposed to, infected with, or otherwise at risk of passing the Ebola virus.”
– Governor Dannel P. Malloy, October 7, 2014
Note the vague time line in the following: "…I hereby declare a public health emergency for the State . . . for the duration of the epidemic."  Also, gives the Public Health Commissioner authority to quarantine anyone believed to have been "…exposed to, infected with, or otherwise at risk of passing the Ebola virus."



Troubling but it gets worse -- much worse. The Commissioner has the power to order "mass vaccinations." If a citizen were to refuse:

Section 19a-131d states that any individual who refuses to comply with any portion of the order may be punished with with fines and imprisonment for up to one (1) year.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

...Self-Loathing Black People... #2

Self-Loathing Black People... #2  "Erik Rush Asks: Is Obama Trying 'To Facilitate An Ebola Outbreak In The United States?"

Wait... what?

This may not be what happens when you huff too many helium balloons, but it sure happens when you drink the kool-aid, eh? Your insides are bleached fish-belly white and you lose all sense of history...

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Deport The President... ...Really?

That's the thing about insanity, it is as tireless as it is boundless. It has no rules, no memory and no shame. It has the frenetic energy to wear you down.  The only _allowable_ weapon against this implacable evil is the vote in November.  A vote in NOVEMBER is a VOTE for President Obama!  ...His last two years.  Let's see some actual production for a change like Barry's first two years (ACA?)  before the Republicans were able to cheat and gerrymander their way to unblinking obstructionism once again in 2010!  VOTE in November or _repeat_ 2010!

Deport the President as an illegal alien?

"Paranoia runs deep ... " not that there's anything unjustified about that. Look OUT not UP!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Parents against drug tests seek ‘opt-out’ clause | News | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon

The South Lane school district (Cottage Grove area, Oregon) just a twenty minute drive down I-5 from here, has begun drug testing its students, as reported by the Register Guard:  Parents against drug tests seek ‘opt-out’ clause.


Plenty of parents and students upset, with good reason. The community as a whole, regardless of parenthood status, should be upset. The obvious issues of drug testing in general and the miserably failed "war on drugs" aside, other aspects of this action by the South Lane school board should have us all concerned.

The school board won't reveal the name of the donor or donors who contributed "at least" a thousand dollars to pay for the testing.

One can't help but make the connection between this abrupt decision and the possibility marijuana will become legal in Oregon. (Since Colorado and Washington have legalized pot, there have been steady trickles of anti-marijuana articles in the MSM.)

Other factors, according to the article: parents want to see the documents; school board says it will do so but it will "cost more than $500.00."

Parents did not have a voice in the decision, it was simply enacted.

I found the following very telling:

Failing one drug test will result in a several-game suspension. Students who fail one test are also required to be assessed by a local rehabilitation organization. Failing a test two times will result in a year-long suspension from the team, but students can have the consequences reduced if they go through a treatment program, which parents contend would be costly. (italics mine.) (Register Guard)
Does the unnamed donor have a connection to the "local rehabilitation organization?"

Superintendent Krista Parent says, of students who want to opt out:

Superintendent Parent said the the school board would have to vote on a possible opt-out, but warned that such an option could defeat the policy’s purpose, which is to help students say “no” to drugs. The students who choose to opt out may be the ones who abuse drugs. (Register Guard)
 Scary to think an educator doesn't consider that a student could be against such policies based on principle, rather than assume the individual is guilty of drug use.





Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Why Judging People for Buying Unhealthy Food Is Classist — Everyday Feminism

Judging the poor is a classist act, (and often times sexist) and here's why. One quote from the article:

Why Judging People for Buying Unhealthy Food Is Classist — Everyday Feminism: Brooke McLay wrote about taking a homeless woman shopping and the food choices she made. The woman, Tori*, a mom of two young girls, explained “I’m in Crisis Housing, so no lock or key for our stuff. Everything we own is in the wagon; it has to go everywhere with us or it gets stolen.” (Everyday Feminism)
Other factors the article points out: difficulty in getting to the store in the first place (walking, buses, etc.)



Easy for us to judge, shake our heads and sigh, and be holier than thou. I admit, I've been that way myself at times. But let's calm down and knock it off and try to understand.

Just in Case: Taxing Pot





Moral objections to smoking reefer out the window; it all gets down to money. Oregon might be the next state, hopefully, to legalize weed. And the authorities are getting ready to rake in the take if that happens. We haven't voted on it yet, and so of course no telling if grass will be legal in Oregon or not. Polls suggest that it might become the reality. Anyway, if pot does become legal in Oregon, Lane County, Springfield and Eugene will be ready. They've all been meeting to put into place legislation taxing reefer.

County working on marijuana tax | News | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon: The Lane County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday directed county attorneys to draft an ordinance that would impose a countywide tax on both recreational and medical marijuana sales, should voters back legalization in November.

Lane County follows Eugene and Springfield, among other Oregon local governments, in considering marijuana taxes with the vote on Measure 91 on the immediate horizon. (Register Guard)




Taxing point in general is expected. Booze, cigarettes, gas, you name it, are taxed. But medical marijuana is part of the tax plan, which is curious. Are other medicines taxed? Are my blood pressure meds taxed? (Oregon does not have a sales tax by the way.) So why put a tax on medical marijuana?



Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Blue Wave?


...Talk of a Blue Wave, forgetting it's so necessary given religious fundamentalism worming its way into the Statehouse to legislate the morality of hypocrites and the ethics of psychopaths... United Religion, Church, Corporation, and State is the definition of Fascism and the recipe for same...

I'd see a Blue wave combating this disgusting idolatry of insentience and ignorance-worship roll in like the Tsunami compelled of an arriving asteroid: a white-hot wave of churning rock and boiling stone a thousand meters high and entirely irresistible at six times the speed of sound... Current Republicans must be SLUICED from our halls, there's right wing enough in the "DEMOCRAT" party, eh?  That kinda Blue wave.



"Paranoia runs deep . . . " not that there's anything wrong with that. Wake UP!

Mysterious Interceptor Towers: Whose?


Who is putting up interceptor cell towers? Mystery Deepens.

Mystery indeed. Article says the NSA is not responsible, but then again, they're the NSA and that's what they say. Anyhoo, when I tried to "blog this" using my handy feature to post to this blog, it didn't work. Numerous tried, nothing. First time that's happened. Coincidence? You know what they say about that.

International white collar criminals, organized crime, military, bankers (oops, already mentioned organized crime)  who knows. Theories abound.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

7 things you should know about the Forest Service's media restrictions in wilderness | OregonLive.com

And here's another item -- again, thanks to David Paulides -- about fees, permissions and what could happen to you if you take photos in a national forest. Say, don't we pay taxes and things as well as have free speech?

7 things you should know about the Forest Service's media restrictions in wilderness | OregonLive.com: As we reported, under rules being finalized, a reporter who shot a video or photo on an iPhone in 36 million acres of wilderness would first need to pay for a special permit.

Permits cost up to $1,500, says Forest Service spokesman Larry Chambers, and reporters who don't get them could face fines up to $1,000.

First Amendment advocates say the rules ignore press freedoms and are so vague they'd allow the Forest Service to grant permits only to favored reporters shooting videos for positive stories.

Alfred Lehmberg, New Contributor


I'm pleased to announce that Alfred Lehmberg is a contributing blogger here at Octopus Confessional. Now we're really in for a ride! Thanks Alfred for joining us.

Don't Take That Photo! The U.S. Forest Service Might Fine You $1,000

Grateful to author and researcher David Paulides, of the 411 books, for this link, who posted it on his FB page.



If you're not familiar with the work of Paulides, I encourage you to read his books. He has done in depth research into disappearances in the forests of the United States and Canada, and what he has discovered will surprise the hell out of you I'm sure. Eerie and strange, and veers into areas that might be unexpected for some. Hugely important in my opinion, and believe me, you'll rethink how and when you venture into the woods.

Don't Take That Photo! The U.S. Forest Service Might Fine You $1,000: Hey hikers, that scenic forest photo you just posted on Instagram may cost you a thousand dollar fine. According to a proposed update to U.S. Forest Service regulations, still photography or video taken in any of its 439 Federal Wilderness Areas is subject to permitting (costing up to $1,500) or you can face a $1,000 fine per photo.

A little-noticed USFS “interim rule” has been in place for four years, and is now being updated to include new restrictions on vaguely defined “commercial filming” in wilderness areas.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Interpretation Of Christianity




I fail to see Matt Barber's justification for a penchant to shoving his hypocritical, pestilent, and hate-mongering interpretation of Christianity up my a$$, down my throat or in my ears... befouling all social sense and sensibility!  I resent, reject and revile same. Step OFF, Barbi!


http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/matt-barber-cant-decide-whether-he-loves-or-hates-freedom-religion-foundation

...Self-loathing Black People... #1


...On the other hand you tortured prisoners in your care, essentially got thrown out of the Army and was REMOVED from Congress after one term once people got a good whiff of you, eh?



"Paranoia runs deep ... " ...not that there's anything wrong with that, per se.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Florida Makes Off-Grid Living Illegal – Mandates All Homes Must Be Connected To An Electricity Grid | Collective-Evolution

Scary, but not surprising. They've been working towards making it illegal to be "off the grid" no matter in how small a manner that may be, since 9/11.

Florida Makes Off-Grid Living Illegal – Mandates All Homes Must Be Connected To An Electricity Grid | Collective-Evolution: It’s no secret that an opposition to sustainable living exists. Earlier this year, Texas state brought several SWAT teams to a sustainable community and threatened to shut it down. Each one of the community members were initially handcuffed at gunpoint. It was called “The Garden of Eden Community,” and was totally self sustainable. You can read more about that here.

This time, it’s Robin Speronis that’s come under fire. She lives off the grid in Florida, completely independent of the city’s water and electric system. A few weeks ago, officials ruled her off-grid home illegal. Officials cited the International Property Maintenance Code, which mandates that homes be connected to an electricity grid and a running water source. That’s just like saying our dependency on corporations isn’t even a choice. The battle to live without most utilities has been ongoing for Robin, the self-sufficient woman has lived for more than a year and a half using solar energy, a propane camping stove and rain water.

In the end, she was found not guilty of not having a proper sewer or electrical system; but was guilty of not being hooked up to an approved water supply.


Monday, September 15, 2014

Urban Outfitters Sells "Vintage" Blood-Spattered Kent State Sweatshirt



From: 
Urban Outfitters Sells "Vintage" Blood-Spattered Kent State Sweatshirt: In a strident display of bad taste, Urban Outfitters was selling a $130 "vintage" Kent State sweatshirt with fake blood splatter this weekend as an apparent homage to the 1970 shooting that left four dead. The sweatshirt is now listed as "sold out" in Urban Outfitter's online store. The shirt appears to have been a one-off sale, the site imploring customers, "We only have one, so get it or regret it!"

Read the rest at link.

Terror Attacks/ Super Soldiers - Shows - Coast to Coast AM

Should be interesting…



Terror Attacks/ Super Soldiers - Shows - Coast to Coast AM: First Half: William R. Forstchen, PhD, is a noted historian and public speaker on topics ranging from history to technology and cultural issues, to space technology development, to security threats. In addition to his expertise on EMP, he'll discuss his analysis of ISIS and detail the level of terror it could bring to the US heartland. (Coast to Coast)