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This was published in June of 2014.

In cased you missed this Friday afternoon news dump:

“After potentially serious back-to-back laboratory accidents, federal health officials announced Friday that they had temporarily closed the flu and anthrax laboratories at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and halted shipments of all infectious agents from the agency’s highest-security labs.

The accidents, and the C.D.C.’s emphatic response to them, could have important consequences for the many laboratories that store high-risk agents and the few that, even more controversially, specialize in making them more dangerous for research purposes.

If the C.D.C. — which the agency’s director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, called “the reference laboratory to the world” — had multiple accidents that could, in theory, have killed both staff members and people outside, there will undoubtedly be calls for stricter controls on other university, military and private laboratories.

In one episode last month, at least 62 C.D.C. employees may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria after potentially infectious samples were sent to laboratories unequipped to handle them. Employees not wearing protective gear worked with bacteria that were supposed to have been killed but may not have been. All were offered a vaccine and antibiotics, and the agency said it believed no one was in danger.

In a second accident, disclosed Friday, a C.D.C. lab accidentally contaminated a relatively benign flu sample with a dangerous H5N1 bird flu strain that has killed 386 people since 2003. Fortunately, a United States Agriculture Department laboratory realized that the strain was more dangerous than expected and alerted the C.D.C.

In addition to those mistakes, Dr. Frieden also announced Friday that two of six vials of smallpox recently found stored in a National Institutes of Health laboratory since 1954 contained live virus capable of infecting people.”

Memories in this country are short. Now it’s October of 2014 and this same clown act is assuring us they have the Ebola situation under control. Can you say VA hospitals, another Obama run medical group? Can you say ObamaCare rollout, another botched example of how this administration manages? Or, let’s try the Secret Service, how is that going?

It’s Enron all over again. When the man at the top is absent and chooses poor leaders from top to bottom bad things happen. In the private sector it sorts itself out, like Enron did. In the public sector there is no sorting mechanism. it rolls along and gets worse.

We, as a country, have learned that there is not word that emanates from our president’s mouth that we can believe. So has the rest of the world. From “I will close Gitmo” six years ago to “Ebola is not coming to America’s shores” two weeks ago, it’s all a scripted message from incompetent staff. Read from a Teleprompter by a robot who would rather be in front of a loving group of rich donors or on a golf course with doting friends who still see something the rest of the world is missing.” ISIS is the junior varsity. My own intelligence people did not tell me how bad they were when I wasn’t attending their briefings.” Do you really believe for one nanosecond that Obama has one clue about what his CDC is doing about controlling Ebola?

Don’t over-react to the Ebola scare. Your CDC is going to protect you led by the greatest leader in the free world, Nobel Prize winning Barack Obama. Plus a czar who is an attorney and a career political fixer who will do Obama’s job or that of the Surgeon General who hasn’t been named for months by the all too busy golfer, part-time president.

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Listening to the speech by President Reagan (below) drives home the difference between that speech and those of the current president.

We have no leader. No one we can trust to tell us the truth about anything.We have a finger pointer who spreads blame like a manure spreader. A president who can not inspire other world leaders who are tired of his petty whining. A man who votes present on everything. A lazy mid-level manager who can only fund-raise, campaign, and play golf. It’s all too big for such a small man. It’s out of control and he wants to be elsewhere. The country wants the same thing. Just shut up. We don’t listen to you anymore. Too many broken promises, too many lies, and too much finger pointing.

President Reagan speaks of an America we once knew and what made us proud to be an American. It will take a great leader to rebuild from the ashes left by Obama. Hopefully we will find one who can inspire us to do the work needed to repair the wreckage he has left.

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  1. Jim Hicks says:

    I needed that this morning.

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Since 1973 the US government has been holding Congressional hearings on gasoline prices. Year after year, decade after decade the government and the compliant media have pointed figures at the oil industry for manipulating prices.

Now prices are dropping and there is silence. Silence from Washington DC and no big stories on the nightly news.

Obama has blown billions on bad investments for alternative energy with little, if any, impact. There is a war raging in the Middle East. When that has happened in the past, energy prices have skyrocketed. What’s different now?

Simple. Those evil oil companies have made the USA the largest oil-producing country in the world. We are no longer hostage to the Middle East and their constant wars. The technologies developed by the oil industry, without a dime from our government, have fracked us to this point. On private lands, since the president, who won’t reduce prices further with a Keystone Pipeline, is not leasing public land(your land) for drilling.

Key. This was done despite our government, not in cooperation with our government. A government that preaches climate change daily despite mounting evidence that the models that supposedly confirm that change are consistently wrong.

Who has been good for the US energy situation through the years? The government that has told you they will fix the problem with endless hearings and billions blown on lost causes, or private industry that found a way to deal with the government regulations, developed new technologies, took big financial risks, and fixed the problem.

There’s a lesson here for all of us. This country became great because of individual initiative, not big government. Yet we still buy the propaganda that government is the answer.

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