Saturday, October 18, 2014

Kay Hagan’s October Surprise: Her family’s businesses benefited from $400K in stimulus funds.

Kay Hagan’s October Surprise:
Her family’s businesses benefited from $400K in stimulus funds.

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Campaigning for the Senate in 2012, former Harvard law professor cum left-wing populist Elizabeth Warren touched down in North Carolina and told voters, “The game is rigged.”
She was more right than she knew. As it turns out, North Carolina’s Democratic senator was doing some of the rigging. Now, Kay Hagan’s political future may depend on how voters react to the story.

Hagan’s vote for the 2009 stimulus, coupled with revelations that the legislation resulted in taxpayer funding for her family’s businesses, has emerged as an October surprise in a race hitherto marked by her unexpected resilience in a difficult political environment.
The story has received limited attention in local press, but now a Koch-backed free-market group is launching a major TV ad campaign accusing the Hagans of self-dealing.
“Kay Hagan said that the stimulus would help North Carolina — instead it helped the Hagans,” James Davis of Freedom Partners Action Fund told National Review Online. “What voters despise most about Washington is that they aren’t playing by the same set of rules as everyone else. The fact that the Hagan family business received nearly $400,000 taxpayer dollars from the stimulus just reinforces what everyone already suspects. The Hagans got richer and North Carolina paid the price.”
The super PAC plans to spend at least $1 million to bring that message to TV screens across the Tar Heel state, starting next week.
In late September, Politco reported that JDC Manufacturing, a company owned by Hagan’s husband, received almost $400,000 in stimulus grants to help pay for energy-efficiency upgrades. Thereafter, the Carolina Journal reported that Hagan’s husband kept the stimulus money in the family by paying a company he founded with their son to make the upgrades. That decision “appears to be at odds with the conflict of interest policy the company submitted with the grant application,” wrote the Carolina Journal in mid October, noting that the elder Hagan assured the federal government that his company avoids even the appearance of a conflict of interest.
Hagan’s campaign told Politico that she had nothing to do with her husband’s winning the grants. Presumably, she also had nothing to do with his decision to use the stimulus money to hire another family-owned company to make the upgrades.
JDC Manufacturing did Hagan’s campaign no favors when, as the project came in under budget, it “kept all of the savings, sending none back to taxpayers who had funded the stimulus grant,” according to the Carolina Journal. The Freedom Partners ad puts it this way:
Kay Hagan claimed Obama’s failed $800 billion stimulus would help North Carolina, but now we know it was Kay Hagan’s family who profited. . . . And what did the company do? It funneled the money to another company owned by the Hagans to do the work.
This kind of story can damage a candidate, as a liberal super PAC acknowledged in another context. “Voters are connecting the dots when candidates take positions that are not in the best interest of their state or good public policy, but instead financially benefit a candidate’s campaign benefactors,” Christopher Lehane wrote in a memo obtained by Politico for Next Gen Climate. The super PAC, which is backed by environmentalist Tom Steyer, is “on pace to spend $50 million on the 2014 midterm elections” against Hagan’s opponent, Thom Tillis, and other Republicans, according to Mother Jones.
Now Steyer’s counterparts on the right are helping voters connect the dots between Hagan’s position in government and her family’s bank account. The issue has already gained traction among Republican voters. “A lot of the volunteers are really upset about this story,” Donald Bryson, executive director of American for Prosperity’s North Carolina chapter, told NRO. “Whether it’s illegal or not, it doesn’t look good.” Americans for Prosperity, a Koch-supported advocacy group focused on get-out-the-vote efforts in North Carolina, might also have its army of volunteers raise this issue when going door-to-door.
The independent swing voters likely to decide a close election, according to a public pollster in the state, tend to be very concerned about these sorts of allegations.
“Their suspicion of the integrity of government is part of their identity,” says Martin Kifer, a former Democratic staffer who now conducts polls for High Point University. That might explain why, for instance, Peter Schweizer’s book on congressional exemptions on insider-trading laws generated such outrage and immediately prompted action. More than 150 lawmakers co-sponsored the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act in response to the book, which was spotlighted by CBS’s 60 Minutes. In short order, a bill that had previously received minimal support was signed into law.
Hagan’s access to stimulus funding is obviously different from insider trading, but the story on “how Senator Hagan’s husband won stimulus cash” taps into the same kind of voter suspicions.
With Hagan and Tillis separated by 1.4 points in the Real Clear Politics average of polls, anything that increases the passion of the GOP base while appealing to independents could be decisive.
On Election Day, “if we’re within a few thousand votes of each other, everything matters,” Kifer says.
— Joel Gehrke is a political reporter for National Review Online.

Friday, October 17, 2014

From CAROLINA JOURNAL -- All About the Hagan Grants. It's ugly, factual and incriminating!

CJ Special Series:                       

Carolina Journal News Reports
All About The Hagan Grants

                               October 18, 2014

Several businesses owned by Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan's husband, son, and other family members received federal energy grants. One grant, of $250,644, came from the Obama administration's stimulus program; the second, of $50,000, was from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development program.

The money was used to make energy improvements and install solar panels on a building owned by a Hagan family company, while another Hagan family company handled the installation. Meantime, the senator or her husband consulted a powerful Washington-based Democratic attorney for ethics advice about the grants. Read all of CJ's coverage in this series.

(10.16.14) USDA Office Blocks Access To Hagan Grant Records
RALEIGH — After first agreeing to allow Carolina Journal to inspect the documents relating to a taxpayer-funded U.S. Department of Agriculture energy grant to a company owned by family members of U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, the USDA Rural Development office in Raleigh later said the matter was being handled in Washington — implying the USDA’s headquarters in the nation’s capital.

(10.15.14) Hagan Firm Received Second Federal Solar Grant
RALEIGH — JDC Manufacturing, a company co-owned by Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan’s husband Charles “Chip” Hagan, received a $50,000 renewable energy grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in July 2011, less than a year after it got a $250,444 stimulus grant for a related project. The two grants were used for the installation of rooftop solar panels on a 300,000-square-foot building in Reidsville owned by JDC and leased to another Hagan family business.

(10.15.14) Stimulus Story Reveals Much
The next time you have solar panels installed on your property at public expense, you may want to hire yourself to do the job. It worked out well for the Hagans.

(10.14.14) Hagan Firm Keeps Stimulus Project Savings, Sends None to Taxpayers
REIDSVILLE — JDC Manufacturing, a company co-owned by Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan’s husband Charles “Chip” Hagan, lowered the total cost of a 2010 stimulus-funded energy project but kept all of the savings, sending none back to taxpayers who had funded the stimulus grant. Also, JDC’s decision to hire a separate company founded by Chip and son Tilden appears to violate a conflict-of-interest provision that was included in the application for the stimulus grant.

(10.13.14) Hagan Inconsistent About Stimulus Ethics
RALEIGH — Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan’s account in Thursday’s Senate debate regarding ethics questions surrounding the $250,644 stimulus grant awarded in 2010 to JDC Manufacturing, a Reidsville-based company owned by her husband Charles “Chip” Hagan and his brothers, John and David, differed from a statement made last month by her campaign.

(10.07.14) Hagan’s Husband Used Stimulus Money To Hire His Own Company
RALEIGH — Green State Power was formed seven weeks before JDC Manufacturing — a company owned in part by Greensboro attorney Charles “Chip” Hagan III, Sen. Hagan’s husband — received a $250,644 stimulus grant that was used for the solar project Green State Power installed at a 300,000-square-foot facility in Reidsville, N.C. that JDC owns. Chip Hagan, son Tilden, and son-in-law Will Stewart are listed on a 2013 annual report as managers of Green State Power.
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Matt Drudge Tweets Dire Warning: “Self-Quarantine”!

Matt Drudge Tweets Dire Warning: “Self-Quarantine”

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The world’s leading news aggregator always stays on top of the most important stories in the world. With over a billion monthly visitors to his web site at, it’s why thousands of media organizations follow his every post. Though seemingly a private person, there is no doubt that Matt Drudge has the inside scoop on many goings on in Washington and around the country. With contacts in high places, it stands to reason that the man behind the largest news source on the planet might get a heads up about key developments every so often.
Wednesday, after having completely wiped his social media Twitter account clean recently, Matt Drudge posted his first message in months.
It’s a simple message and very much to the point, but for those following the news of failing Ebola containment protocols it’s terrifying.
Maybe Matt Drudge has gotten word of something that we’re not yet aware of just yet.
Or, perhaps, like any concerned citizen watching the Centers for Disease control botch the handling of Ebola, he sees the writing on the wall. The virus, as has been the case in Africa, will continue to spread.
Given what we know of the last 48 hours, the virus made it’s way from Dallas to Ohio and back when the second person to contract Ebola in America, Amber Vinson, boarded a commercial passenger plane while symptomatic. She was approved to fly after contacting the CDC and telling them she had a low-grade fever and had been a nurse treating Patient Zero Thomas Duncan.
There’s no telling how many people Vinson or Nina Pham (Patient #2) came into contact with while they were infected or where those people are now.
Given these latest developments, Matt Drudge may be right on target with his recommendation to self-quarantine.
But is it time to do that now?
Tess Pennington, author of The Prepper’s Blueprint, addresses this in her latest guideWhen Should I Go Into a Full Pandemic Lockdown Mode And Self Quarantine?
Before you dismiss this as just another over-sensationalized attempt at fear mongering, understand this: Ebola has a 70% mortality rate and there is no cure.
Let’s be absolutely clear – this is not a common cold or flu. If you get Ebola, odds are you will die.
Pennington outlines several events and warning signs that should trigger your personal lockdown plan. She also goes on to provide details on what you’ll need to survive an extended quarantine in your own home.
For people who have never considered the possibility of a pandemic or large-scale emergency, it sounds simple enough. Lock the doors. No one goes in, no one goes out.
But unless you’ve planned for a pandemic in advance you can expect to run out of essential supplies like food pretty quickly. Moreover, have you considered what you’ll do if utility workers stop showing up for work and the power or water treatment plants stop functioning? What about sanitation – where will you put all that waste, especially if the sewage system goes down along with other utilities?
For those with country retreats or survival “bug outs” and the means to go off-grid, the solution is easy. For those living in cities, working full-time jobs, and kids at school it becomes a daunting task.
Nonetheless, Drudge is right. What happens if this virus continues to spiral out of control and the medical system can no longer handle it? Despite our purportedly advanced health care infrastructure, what if we go the way of West Africa? What if the CDC can’t stop it?
Then, self quarantine becomes the only viable means of prevention.
You absolutely cannot depend on the government to protect you this time. If Ebola spreads, your ability to prevent infection and survive will come down to one factor: YOU.
Are you ready for this possibility?

NIH liberals blow millions while Congress looks the other way. Ebola cause could have used it. A tragic waste.

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Insanity at the hands of giddy liberal kooks who have been given way too much latitude with way too much taxpayer money and blown it -- totally squandered it -- on projects of little if any worth. What was missing was any real oversight -- which is the missing ingredient in so many flights of fancy by outfits like NIH. FREEBEACON.COM does a great public service by exposing this. The pity is that the U.S. Congress wishes it hadn't come out -- but won't do a damn thing about it anyway.

$39,643,352 Worth of NIH Funding That Could Have Gone to the Ebola Vaccine

Agency spends millions on Origami condoms, fat lesbians, texting drunks
NIH grant recipient Daniel Resnic / ORIGAMI Condom Vimeo
NIH grant recipient Daniel Resnic / ORIGAMI Condom Vimeo

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has spent more than $39 million on obese lesbians, origami condoms, texting drunks, and dozens of other projects that could have been scrapped in favor of developing an Ebola vaccine.
“Frankly, if we had not gone through our 10-year slide in research support, we probably would have had a vaccine in time for this that would’ve gone through clinical trials and would have been ready,” said NIH Director Francis Collins, blaming budget cuts for his agency’s failure to develop a vaccine for the deadly virus.
However, the Washington Free Beacon has uncovered $39,643,352 worth of NIH studies within the past several years that have gone to questionable research.
For instance, the agency has spent $2,873,440 trying to figure out why lesbians are obese, and $466,642 on why fat girls have a tough time getting dates. Another $2,075,611 was spent encouraging old people to join choirs.
Millions have gone to “text message interventions,” including a study where researchers sent texts to drunks at the bar to try to get them to stop drinking. The project received an additional grant this year, for a total of $674,590.
The NIH is also texting older African Americans with HIV ($372,460), HIV and drug users in rural areas ($693,000), HIV smokers ($763,519), pregnant smokers ($380,145), teen moms ($243,839), and meth addicts ($360,113). Text message interventions to try to get obese people to lose weight have cost $2,707,067.
The NIH’s research on obesity has led to spending $2,101,064 on wearable insoles and buttons that can track a person’s weight, and $374,670 to put on fruit and vegetable puppet shows for preschoolers.
A restaurant intervention to develop new children’s menus cost $275,227, and the NIH spent $430,608 for mother-daughter dancing outreach to fight obesity.
Sexual minorities have received a substantial amount from the NIH. The agency has now spent $105,066 following 16 schizophrenic LGBT Canadians around Toronto for a study on their community experiences.
The total for a project on why gay men get syphilis in Peru is now $692,697 after receiving additional $228,425 this year. The NIH is also concerned about postpartum depression in “invisible sexual minority women,” with a study that has cost $718,770.
Millions went to develop “origami condoms,” in male, female, and anal versions. The inventor Danny Resnic, who received $2,466,482 from the NIH, has been accused of massive fraud for using grant money for full-body plastic surgery in Costa Rica and parties at the Playboy mansion.
How transwomen use Facebook is the subject of another NIH study worth $194,788.
The agency has also committed $5 million to “mine and analyze” social media to study American’s attitudes toward drug abuse, and $306,900 to use Twitter for surveillance on depressed people.
The NIH has also spent $15,313,372 on cessation studies devoted to every kind of smoker imaginable. Current studies are targeted at American Indians ($2,899,954); Chinese and Vietnamese men ($424,875); postmenopausal women ($4,151,850); the homeless ($558,576);Korean youth ($94,580); young schizophrenics ($397,802); Brazilian women smokers ($955,368);Latino HIV-positive smokers($471,530); and the LGBT community ($2,364,521).
Yale University is studying how to get “Heavy Drinkers” to stop smoking at a cost of $571,799. Other projects seek to use Twitter to provide “social support to smokers” ($659,469), and yoga ($1,763,048) as a way to quit.
An NIH project studying sighs cost taxpayers $53,282.
On Tuesday, Health and Human Services (HHS) had to outsource efforts at an Ebola vaccine to the Baltimore-based Profectus BioSciences Inc. The company will receive $8.6 million to research and test their vaccine, a fraction of NIH funding that went to the above projects.

Ebola Bombshell: New WHO Report Clearly Shows 42 Day Incubation Period, Not 21

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Ebola Bombshell: New WHO Report Clearly Shows 42 Day Incubation Period, Not 21

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The World Health Organization has admitted that, in a significant number of cases, Ebola victims carried the virus for longer than 21 days BEFORE showing symptoms.

A stranger sneezes in a crowded room.  The virus that she carries, which unfortunately happens to be Ebola, travels just a few feet in the form of a tiny aerosol droplet and lands on you. 10 days later you exhibit symptoms and are diagnosed with Ebola
We have been told that this can happen. We have also been told that Ebola is not “airborne.” Evidently being propelled through the air does not fit the actual scientific definition of airborne?
I am still trying to understand that logic. The CDC has warned of “infectious material through the air” but the virus is not airborne.
It would seem that modern medical science has a semantics hang up. Unless Ebola is flying south for the winter it is somehow not technically considered to be an airborne disease. And unless more than 5% of victims are carrying the virus for more than 21 days, before exhibiting symptoms, that would seemingly not matter either.
Rest assured that you will continue to be told that Ebola has a 2-21 day incubation period. However, the World Health Organization released a report on Tuesday that says otherwise.
Mike Adams reports for Natural News:
A jaw-dropping report released by the World Health Organization on October 14, 2014 reveals that 1 in 20 Ebola infections has an incubation period longer than the 21 days which has been repeatedly claimed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
This may be the single most important — and blatantly honest — research report released by any official body since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak. The WHO’s “Ebola situation assessment” report, found here, explains that only 95% of Ebola infections experience incubation within the widely-reported 21-day period. Here’s the actual language from the report:
95% of confirmed cases have an incubation period in the range of 1 to 21 days; 98% have an incubation period that falls within the 1 to 42 day interval. [1]
Unless the sentence structure is somehow misleading, this passage appears to indicate the following:
• 95% of Ebola incubations occur from 1 – 21 days
• 3% of Ebola incubations occur from 21 – 42 days
• 2% of Ebola incubations are not explained (why?)
If this interpretation of the WHO’s statistics are correct, it would mean that:
• 1 in 20 Ebola infections may result in incubations lasting significantly longer than 21 days
• The 21-day quarantine currently being enforced by the CDC is entirely insufficient to halt an outbreak
• People who are released from observation or self-quarantine after 21 days may still become full-blown Ebola patients in the subsequent three weeks, even if they have shown no symptoms of infection during the first 21 days. (Yes, read that again…)
Again, we have been told that Ebola has an incubation period of 2-21 days, and have been reminded repeatedly. So is this just another lie, courtesy of the CDC? Or is this simply new information that has not yet been released to the American public?
We will soon find out if the CDC makes any reference to this report, but don’t hold your breath. They haven’t exactly been on top of this situation and we can’t trust that this will change anytime soon.
42 days of incubation, or possibly even longer. Wow!
Think of the significance.
For anyone who favors a 21-day quarantine system, which seems to be the current standard, that isolation period is not long enough.
It takes at least six weeks (42 days) to know if someone is “all clear.” More than likely we have people walking around right now who believe they are safe, yet they are still in danger of developing Ebola, or worse yet…
…passing it on to others.
This is just more proof that your government and the medical science community is clueless, at least in terms of Ebola.
Whether the lies are intentional or those in charge really are this ignorant, it doesn’t really matter. You must educate and prepare yourself. If things continue to worsen, self-reliance might be your only chance at survival.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

John McCain: Thom Tillis' Opponent Democrat Kay Hagan Is 'Not Well-Informed'

John McCain: Thom Tillis' Opponent Is 'Not Well-Informed'

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GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Senate needs Thom Tillis because of leadership skills he exhibited as North Carolina House speaker, John McCain said Thursday while later criticizing colleague Kay Hagan for missing key Armed Service Committee meetings as national security issues grew.

Tillis and the Arizona senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee traveled through eastern North Carolina a week before in-person early voting begins in the close and expensive race between Tillis and Hagan.
McCain campaigned for a second southern GOP senator in as many days as Republicans look to win at least six seats to retake the majority in the Senate during the last two years of Barack Obama's presidency. Republicans have criticized Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for refusing to take up all sorts of legislation.
"If we get the majority and Thom — with his experience as speaker and getting things done in the legislature here— we will take up bill after bill and take up a budget and we will debate them, and yes, we may have to take some tough votes," McCain said in Goldsboro.
Hagan has blasted Tillis repeatedly for GOP policies in the Statehouse that harmed public education and women's health. But Tillis has proudly boasted of his accomplishments he says helped lower unemployment and gave teachers their biggest pay raise in years.
Meeting first with veterans and their supporters near Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, McCain and Tillis both criticized Obama for acting too slowly to counter the emerging Islamic State threat.
Tillis has made Hagan's absences at Armed Services Committee meetings this year a campaign issue, especially one in February she missed because it has been delayed just hours before a scheduled New York campaign fundraiser.
Speaking briefly with reporters afterward, McCain said her committee absences are "regrettable."
"We hold hearings so that we can be better informed and when she doesn't show up, obviously, it indicates that she's not well-informed," McCain said at the Wayne County Veterans Services Office, adding "these are very, very serious times, and Sen. Hagan wasn't there."
Hagan campaign spokesman Chris Hayden said Hagan has a 98 percent voting attendance record on the committee and has led more than 20 hearings on panel's emerging threats subcommittee.
"Most importantly, she has been clear and decisive in taking action against ISIS while Speaker Tillis refuses to offer specifics," Hayden said in a release, referring to another name for the Islamic State. Tillis has said all options should be on the table to eliminate and eradicate the military group but hasn't said whether he'd support more ground troops in Iraq.
"Nobody wants boots on the ground, but whether we do that or not, it isn't something that you're telegraphing, because every time you do, you're giving your enemy the information they need to set their timeline and to develop their strategy," Tillis said.
McCain suggested that troops may be needed, arguing President George W. Bush's decision to increase U.S. forces in 2007 help stabilize Iraq, and that leaving behind residual forces could have prevented the rise of the Islamic State.
McCain, who was in Georgia on Wednesday campaigning for GOP Senate nominee David Perdue, planned to attend campaign events with Tillis later Thursday in Kinston and Jacksonville, home of Camp Lejeune. In Goldsboro, the pair also discussed Veterans Affairs medical issues.

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Language, cultural confusion fuel Ebola fear -- why can't we all just get along?

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Language, cultural confusion fuel Ebola fear

When the Chinese community in New York City developed a sudden and irrational fear of Ebola-carrying salmon last week, New York Hospital Queens fielded the strange calls and quashed the rumor. You can't get Ebola from the fish, hospital staff assured the callers.
Somehow, the Chinese government's ban in September on the import of whole Norwegian salmon for an alleged bout of a fish disease called infectious salmon anemia got lost in translation on its way to the United States.
"It turns out something happening to the fish is being called 'the Ebola of the salmon industry.' People were scared," hospital spokeswoman Camela Morrissey says.
New York is one of many multicultural U.S. cities scrambling to get accurate Ebola information to residents who speak dozens of languages before rumor and panic spread. New York Hospital Queens conducted its latest news briefing in Chinese, English and Spanish and offers content on its website in four languages.
While getting such messages out quickly is nothing new, experts say the multilingual efforts can be tricky business. The efforts are underfunded, dangerously slow and prone to error, increasing chances that a mistranslated word will fuel a rumor, cause a cultural faux pas or induce unnecessary panic, experts say.
Ebola: Liberian restaurant hurt from misconceptions
"The No. 1 challenge for communication is cultural trust," says Bill Gentry, director of disaster preparedness at the University of North Carolina's Gillings School of Global Public Health.
In North Carolina, health officials are trying to build trust with non-English speaking communities while treating and preventing enterovirus which causes severe respiratory illness.
"It takes time to build a trust of government or health care," Gentry says. "For fast-moving events like Ebola, we don't have that luxury."
Developing such trust must start well before an emergency, says Gillian SteelFisher, a research scientist at the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard University.
"We need funds, resources and outreach that don't just come at the moment of crisis," SteelFisher says. "It can be too late by the time the crisis hits."
Dallas County Health and Human Service officials gradually issued Ebola fact sheets in 13 languages, including Arabic, Burmese, Farsi, Hindi, Nepali, Oromo and Russian after Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian visiting family in Texas, was diagnosed with Ebola and quarantined in a Dallas hospital.
First, workers analyzed the community to see which languages are spoken, Health and Human Services Director Zachary Thompson said. Then translators for each language recreated the Ebola fact sheets, he said. The whole process took about a week and cost $4,000, he says.
"When responding to a crisis you can't turn around a document in just one day," Thompson says. "It needs to be accurate and it needs to be up-to-date."
Vaccine: New study has begun in Maryland
Anne Marie Weiss, president of DFW International Community Alliance , which helps immigrants adjust to life in the United States, says her "heart dropped" when she learned officials distributed an Ebola announcement written in English to residents of a potentially contaminated Dallas apartment complex.
"They don't speak English," Weiss says. "The health department was too slow to translate the documents. It should have happened immediately."
Such services are often given short shrift for lack of funding, Weiss said. Emergency translation programs proposed after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in Vietnamese, Arabic and Khmer never got off the ground, she said.
Outreach to the large Somali community in Minneapolis and St. Paul during a measles outbreak in 2011 went smoothly because public health and city officials already had strong relationships with the community and had developed multilingual campaigns for salmonella and flu, Sara Chute, international health coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Health, said.
Misinformation can spread very quickly, Chute says. "The rumor mill is much more powerful than the facts."

Planned Parenthood -- Freedom of Choice For Women, Cruel Death for Unborn Babies.

Kay Hagan criticized Thom Tillis for defunding Planned Parenthood.
He should be congratulated for defunding an indefensible Abomination.

Durrene and I have seen at least one negative Kay Hagan ad that reprimands Thom Tillis for "defunding Planned Parenthood". What the hell, people -- that reprehensible group props up abortion mills! That's no negative for conservative Christian citizens. I admire Thom for his principled position on this. He is rescuing untold numbers of innocent unborn (and just born) babies from cruel slaughter. God bless Thom Tillis.

The following were the statements of a number of people who read the post and commented:
  • Ken Nelson As much as I despise Mr. Tillis, this is one positive in his column.
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  • Verne Strickland Glad to hear that, Ken.
  • Bob Turlington i've seen these ads about planned parenthood. i agree that this is NOT a negative, it is a good thing that the abortion mills have been severely hampered. thanks to thom for working this way for our our state.
  • Arlene Pulley Actually, I met with them one time and they actually do a lot of good for those young women who have problems and need some advice.
  • Verne Strickland  Arlene -- I would have to understand what that advice is to agree they are truly doing "a lot of good". The only advice I'm certain they receive is -- get an abortion, girl! Exactly what advice have you personally heard them dispense, Arlene? Why did you meet with them?
  • Dale Dutcher Many people interviewed this week in Raleigh, N.C. erroneously thought that Planned Parenthood was a U.S. Government Agency because a private organization bringing in millions of dollars could never need subsidies from taxpayers.

    Planned Parenthood Pr
    esident Cecile Richards say that her organization Planned Parenthood’s net revenue increased 5% to total of $1.21 billion in its organizational fiscal year ending on June 30, 2013, according to its new Annual Report 2012-2013, and about 45% of that revenue--$540.6 million--was provided by taxpayer-funded government health services grants.

    In the same report, Planned Parenthood said that in the year that ended on Sept. 30, 2012 it performed over 327,166 abortions.

  • Oddy Crist The same ad says that he is 'depriving women of cancer screening'! THEY DON'T DO THOSE - AT ALL!

    Friends: Does this help us in the understanding of what "Planned Parenthood" really stands for? It attempts to fly under the radar and disguise one of its major programs -- aggressive promotion of abortion. Thom Tillis did a major service when he defunded this evil organization. They still defend their invasion of the womb and criticize Speaker Tillis. But, for them, the truth, like the famous genie, is out of the bottle! Verne Strickland.