Ebola: White House Raises Specter of Gov’t Closure During D.C. Africa Summit

Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 12:25 AM

Guest post by Kristinn Taylor

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Credit: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Forbes)

The Obama administration is urging federal employees to stay home during the summit of African leaders being held in Washington, D.C. next week and to monitor local news for announcement of a possible “closing of the federal government” —ostensibly over traffic issues.

At the same time the administration said the federal government is taking no “additional precautions” to deal with the potential spread of the Ebola virus by those attending the summit.

In a twelve paragraph article on the summit of African leaders hosted by President Obama, the New York Times devotes five paragraphs to the issue of Ebola affecting the summit—an issue the Gateway Pundit has raised in several articles this week.

The Ebola death last week of Patrick Sawyer, a naturalized American citizen who was working for the government of his native Liberia raised worldwide fear as he was able to travel by passenger plane from Liberia to Nigeria with a layover in Togo on his way to an international conference without his condition being noted until he became seriously ill on approach to Lagos.

Leaders and government officials from Liberia as well as the other nations affected by Ebola—Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria are expected to attend the D.C. summit.

From the Times:

“In an email to top officials at federal offices, the nation’s personnel chief urged agencies to let their workers stay at home during the event, which takes place next Tuesday and Wednesday. Traffic is also expected to be snarled on Monday and Thursday as the leaders arrive and leave.

““Agencies should consider encouraging employees who can be spared from their duties to request to adjust their work schedules,” Katherine Archuleta, the director of the Office of Personnel Management, wrote Friday in a memo.”

…”Ms. Archuleta wrote that for now the federal government would remain open Monday through Thursday next week, but she advised federal employees to monitor local news outlets for announcements about potential street closings, disruptions to public transportation or a closing of the federal government.”

…””We believe air travel continues to be safe, and the C.D.C. has stated there is no significant risk in the United States from the current Ebola outbreak,” Edward Price, a spokesman for the White House National Security Council, said in an email.”

…”A spokesman for the C.D.C. said procedures were already in place to stem the spread of Ebola, and flight crews and airline personnel will generally not allow a sick passenger to board a plane.

“The spokesman, Jason McDonald, said, “There are no plans or indications that we’re going to take any additional precautions with the leaders who are coming.”

The White House downplaying of the Ebola threat contradicted State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki who said Monday about the summit, “…we’re taking every precaution…”

State gatherings in our nation’s capital are highly orchestrated affairs and quite common. This event was announced by the White House in January. It is odd for the federal government to suddenly urge its employees to stay home during a normal work week and to be aware for a possible government shut down on short notice.

 

 

CONFIRMED: Hamas Rockets Bombed Palestinian Refugee Camp

Posted by Andrew Marcus on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 11:22 PM

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Palestinians carry a dead body into the morgue of Shifa hospital in Gaza City. July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Italian reporter Gabriele Barbati, who has now left Gaza and is no longer under direct threat of retaliation by Hamas, is telling the truth about what’s going on there. Hamas bombed the Palestinian camp in Shati – not Israel.
Twitchy reported:

It’s difficult to report the truth when jihadis are threatening to cut your head off. The major networks should run a disclaimer to that effect when they carry reports from Hamas controlled territory.

In another tweet Gabriele admitted:

“I confirm now that out #Gaza. The massacre of children yesterday in Shati isn’t #Israele’s fault. #IDF True release. It was Hamas rocket.”

More here…

 

 

WOW! Hillary Claims Hamas Fires Rockets From Schools Because “Gaza Is Small” (Video)

Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 9:55 PM

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Wow!… And this could be to be the next leader of the Free World?
In an interview on Fusion TV former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton claimed Hamas fired rockets from schools because “Gaza is small.”

There are so many things wrong with this statement:

“I think Hamas intended to provoke Israel, because that is why they started the rocket fire again. As I said when I negotiated a ceasefire it held until just this month. And, then Hamas which has its back against the wall decided to once again fire rockets into Israel. Israel made it clear that wasn’t acceptable… The problem is, and I’m not a military planner, Hamas puts its missiles, its rockets into civilian areas. Part of it is because Gaza is pretty small and it’s densely populated.


Could you even imagine if Sarah Palin would have said something this dumb?

Hamas and other extremist groups in Gaza have fired 2,491 rockets into Israel so far this year.
There was no ceasefire.

And, for the third time this month a terrorist rocket arsenal was found at a UN school in Gaza Tuesday.

 

Facebook Event Urges John Boehner to Find “Some Balls” to Impeach Obama

Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 7:45 PM

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A new Facebook event page was created today to encourage Speaker John Boehner to find “some balls” to impeach Obama.

The Examiner reported:

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has said Republicans have no plans to impeach President Obama, and any talk of impeachment is simply a “scam” started by Democrats in the White House. But conservative talk show host Josh Bernstein of “The Josh Bernstein Show” says he’s “had enough,” and started a Facebook event called “Operation: Balls to Impeach” on Tuesday.

Bernstein, a harsh critic of the administration, has been considering the event for some time. In a statement to Examiner.com, he expressed deep frustration with the administration and with Republicans who refuse to take action.

From the Facebook page:

I HAVE HAD ENOUGH.

I AM INSTRUCTING ALL AMERICANS WHO ARE TIRED OF THE LIES, TIRED OF THE SCANDALS, AND TIRED OF THE CORRUPTION TO PARTICIPATE IN OPERATION BALLS TO IMPEACH.

UNLESS YOU ARE A LEFTIST WHO HATES AMERICA THERE IS NO REASON YOU CAN NOT JOIN AND PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT.

IF YOU ARE TIRED OF COMPLAINING AND WANT TO TAKE ACTION PLEASE READ MY LETTER AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. PLEASE SHARE IT, POST IT, TWEET IT, EMAIL IT, ETC.

IF EVERYONE PARTICIPATES IN THIS I GUARANTEE YOU WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

GOD BLESS YOU AND GOD BLESS AMERICA.

READ THE LETTER HERE.

 

RED FLAG: Al Qaeda and Islamic State Flags in London’s Tunnels… (Video)

Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 7:01 PM

This video shot inside a tunnel in London shows al Qaeda and Islamic State flags displayed by Jihadi militants in long motorcade.
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The Islamists were chanting, “Free, free, Palestine!” as they waved their Al-Qaeda flags in the tunnel.

This is definitely a “red flag”.
Once Jihadists start to appear in public with the “black and inscription” flag of al Qaeda and ISIS, you are in the presence of the roots of forthcoming Jihadi action.
Hat Tip Banafsheh Zand–

 

Krauthammer Says Calls For Impeachment Are Due to “Real Actions Obama Has Taken” (Video)

Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 6:09 PM

Conservative pundit, author and columnist Charles Krauthammer nailed it tonight on Special Report. The FOX All-Star panelist suggested the calls for impeachment “have come from real actions Obama has taken.”

“As far as impeachment, it is coming from real actions the president has taken. Lawlessly changing the Obamacare law, his own law, lawlessly changing the drug laws. Stuff you might want to do but Congress has to do it. Lawlessly changing our energy policy, essentially enacting cap-and-trade, after the Congress has said no by executive orders. These, as Jonathan Turley, among other principled liberals have said, are an assault on the separation of powers.

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George Zimmerman Seen Patrolling Gun Shop After Recent Robbery

Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 4:15 PM

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Neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin

Although he’s not a hired security officer, George Zimmerman has been patrolling a Florida gun store after a robbery last month.
He’s a friend of the store owner.
Click Orlando reported:
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Click on Orlando reported:

Although he’s not a hired security officer, George Zimmerman has been “patrolling” outside a Volusia County gun shop after it was recently robbed, according to the store owner.

Pat Johnson told Local 6 that Zimmerman is not an employee of his DeLand store Pompano Pat’s, which sells firearms, ammunition and motorcycles.

Johnson said that Zimmerman, on his own accord, has been spotted outside the store since the robbery earlier this month. The thieves stole rifles worth up to $5,000 and two mini-bikes, according to Johnson.

Johnson added that although he knows Zimmerman, he has not hired him as a security officer.

DeLand police officers stopped to investigate why Zimmerman was parked in back of the store just after midnight on Sunday morning.

Video from the dash camera of the police cruiser shows a closer view of their exchange.

“Zimmerman informed me that he was sitting behind the business with the permission of the owner,” the officer wrote in his incident report.

“Did Pat’s hire you?” the officer asked him.

“No, no,” Zimmerman responded.

“You’re just doing this as a friend,” the officer asked Zimmerman.

“He’s a friend of mine,” he replied.

 

9-11 Truther Jesse Ventura Wins Suit Against Widow Of American Hero Chris Kyle

Posted by Andrew Marcus on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 2:45 PM

American hero Chris Kyle, the top sniper in US history, was shot to death last year in June at a shooting range in Texas while working with veterans.

Kyle recorded more than 150 sniper kills – the most in U.S. military history.
He spoke to reporters in 2012 about his time in Iraq.

Today a jury awarded 9-11 Truther Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in his case against Kyle’s widow.
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Jesse Ventura won his court case today against American hero Chris Kyle.

Jury Awards Jesse Ventura $1.8 Million in Defamation Case Against Deceased ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle’s Estate

Chris Kyle, regarded as the deadliest military sniper in U.S. history, included a brief account in his book of a confrontation at a bar in Coronado, California, with a man he called “Scruff Face.” In promotional interviews, Kyle identified the man as Ventura

Chris Kyle was slain at a Texas gun range last year, so his widow is executor of his estate with control over proceeds from book royalties and movie rights.

Congratulations Jesse! You proved your patriotism by suing the widow of a deceased American Hero! What do you do for an encore, burn an American flag?

 

US Officials: Ebola Can Spread “Like Forest Fire”

Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 2:30 PM

US health officials warned the deadly Ebola virus can spread like a forest fire. The virus has already killed at least 672 people in Africa this year.

Since February over 1,100 have contracted the disease.

There is currently no simple way to test for Ebola.
The AP reported:

The deadly Ebola virus can spread like a forest fire, US health authorities said Monday, urging travelers to West Africa to take extra precautions amid the largest outbreak in history.

Since March, there have been 1,201 cases of Ebola and 672 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Two Americans — one doctor and one healthcare worker — in Monrovia, Liberia have come down with the virus, characterized by fever, joint pain, diarrhea, vomiting and often fatal bleeding.

“The likelihood of this outbreak spreading beyond West Africa is very low,” admitted Stephan Monroe, deputy director of the CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.

But, he added, it is a “rapidly changing situation” and the CDC must be “prepared for the very remote possibility” that a sick traveler could bring the disease into the United States.

The CDC issued a level two notice — one notch below a call to avoid nonessential travel to the region — warning people to avoid contact with blood and bodily fluids of sick people in the affected countries.

 

Hamas Celebrates Kidnappers of 3 Dead Jew Teens – In Song (Video)

Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 2:00 PM

Obama’s peace partners Hamas celebrate the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens in song.

The bodies of the three kidnapped Israeli boys were found in June.
The teens were kidnapped while hitchhiking home from school in the West Bank.
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Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaar, and Eyal Yifrah.

This week Hamas released a video celebrating the murder of the three Jews.
Via Palestinian Media Watch:

PMW reported:

Hamas broadcast a song yesterday honoring the kidnappers and murderers of the three Israeli teenagers Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Frenkel, 16.

Unabashedly praising the murderers for capturing their “prey – a child,” the song puts them on a pedestal:

“You are from Hebron, O hawk, and all are proud of you.”

The song encourages further kidnappings as a means of freeing terrorist prisoners:

“With the rifle open the [prison] cell Kidnap soldiers till we free my brothers”

 



 
 

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