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by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

(NaturalNews) The potential for Ebola to be deployed as a weapon of terror has been on everyone’s minds since the Dallas outbreak and the NYC doctor episode. One prominent online publication now believes that Ebola’s deployment as a weapon is already under way (see below).

Virologists have long known that Ebola might be a so-called “perfect” weapon to be deployed in asymmetrical warfare. “Bioterror is among the most serious concerns for security experts, it is an ideal tool for the weaker parties in so-called asymmetrical warfare, where enemies differ significantly in the resources and firepower they can draw on for battle,” says scientist Nathan Wolfe, author of The Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age. [1]

He goes on to state:

Even a weak opponent, like a terrorist group, can wreak havoc with the right combination of microbe and dispersal. Microbes hold great potential for terror groups. They are much easier to gian access to than chemical or nuclear weapons, and critically, unlike either chemical or nuclear weapons, they can spread on their own. They can “go viral” which is something that neither deadly sarin gas nor a dirty bomb can accomplish.

Perhaps the only comparable situation is the long-term horror of some nuclear fallout expressing itself in generations of mutated offspring and high rates of cancer, as seen in Hiroshima. But those insidious effects are environmental and thus relatively slow. A fast-acting, fast-spreading viral weapon would have that impact over days, not decades.

It would be a mistake to underestimate the risk for bioterror, and most who study it contend that it is just a matter of time before it’s unleashed on a human population. (Emphasis added)

Veterans Today declares Ebola bioterrorism now under way

Veterans Today senior editor Gordon Duff is now reporting “There is an organized terror plot on behalf of financial entities to spread Ebola through the United States.” [2]

On the Veterans Today website, Duff explains:

We have information through private communication with a well known and sometimes maligned foreign intelligence agency that the US has been targeted. …people are being purposefully infected with Ebola. We do not know for certain if this involved profit related to vaccinations but we do know that it involves the upcoming US election, oil price fluctuations and manipulation of the US stock markets.

The Veterans Today website came under attack immediately after the article was published, says Duff:

Veterans Today came under a massive assault from the US Army Signals/Hacker Corps at Ft. Huchuca after this was published.

Read the full post here.

What to make of this?

I’ve never spoken with Gordon Duff and I’m not all that familiar with the Veterans Today publication, but the threat of Ebola bioterrorism needs to be taken seriously by us all. There’s no way for us to really know for sure whether Ebola has been intentionally released anywhere as a weapon, but here are some important things we do know which might be valuable clues:

• Ebola would be ridiculously easy to harvest right now and deploy as a bioterrorism weapon. There’s almost no chance that a person intentionally carrying Ebola would be detected at U.S. entry points unless they were highly symptomatic.

• Ebola is the “perfect” weapon for evil-minded terrorists because it is untraceable, self-replicating and it does not damage the infrastructure of society. (It kills people but doesn’t destroy refineries and bridges, in other words…) It also causes a very large psychological change in society, driving some people into a state of fear and others into a state of preparedness.

• There are many parties that would benefit enormously from an Ebola bioterrorism event. You can probably figure out all the usual suspects yourself, but the list would likely include vaccine companies, population control zealots and anyone in government that wanted to declare medical martial law and benefit from the concentration of power into the hands of the few.

• There is also a reasonable argument circulating now that says the banksters need a scapegoat for the massive market crash (and debt implosion) they’ve been staving off for years with the Fed’s desperate cash pumping. If Ebola gets released, they can allow the crash to unravel while nullifying all financial contract claims because a viral pandemic would be deemed an “act of God.” (There is specific language in nearly all contracts that provide a no-fault out for any such “act of God.”)

• It’s crystal clear right now that the White House is dictating the national media’s downplaying of Ebola news. There might be multiple Ebola infections happening right now at hospitals across America, but news of those outbreaks might be censored in order to prevent the public from losing faith in government right before the mid-term elections. Once the elections are over, it will be interesting to see if there’s an uptick in Ebola coverage.

If you don’t think such a media blackout can occur in a nation with a supposed “free press,” check out the recent nationwide media blackout on the CDC vaccine whistleblower story, which received absolutely zero coverage in the establishment media even though it was one of the largest medical stories of the decade. Make no mistake: When the media is ordered to censor a news story, they censor it across the board and immediately distract the public with something else, usually a juicy celebrity scandal of some kind.

• All the CDC’s recent announcements that people are cleared of Ebola because they’ve been observed for 21 days is little more than medical theater. As everybody knows by now, the real incubation window for Ebola is 42 days, just as described by the World Health Organization in a story covered first here at Natural News.

Lots of theories, but few convincing answers

If anything, the Veterans Today article invokes more questions than answers, and the bioterrorism theory is just one of many theories being considered right now by critical thinkers across the alternative media.

The thing I love about the alternative media — and this is how you know it’s more intelligent than the droning mainstream media — is that not everyone agrees on what’s happening. While the mainstream media usually offers homogenized, “processed” news parroted from AP and the White House, independent media outlets often strongly disagree on the interpretation of what’s happening.

For example, my colleague Jon Rappoport at www.NoMoreFakeNews.com is convinced the Ebola outbreak was staged and isn’t even real. Although I differ from his conclusions on this subject, he brings up a lot of good points that need to be considered. Rappoport is very well informed on the history of fraud at the CDC, and his perspective on Ebola is a valuable contribution to the ongoing investigations.

What do I personally think of all this? I’m convinced Ebola is real and is really infecting people, but I’m highly skeptical of the government’s disastrous response to the spread of the disease. In fact, I’m convinced they must be deliberately encouraging the spread of Ebola in the USA. Why else wouldn’t all air traffic from infected nations be closed by now?

I still have a thousand questions on all this, and I don’t feel any of us have a solid grip on exactly where this came from, why it’s happening, and who might be behind it. Like you, I’m still asking questions, and as our knowledge of what’s happening improves, we may reach different conclusions from the ones we presently hold.

Ebola may be a tool of powerful forces that play at a level you and I wouldn’t even recognize

In truth, there are far more powerful and ruthless forces at work in the world than most of us can imagine. One way or another, Ebola is probably a tool of aggressive social or political change which has been optimized and released with a very specific goal in mind.

Although I don’t have any concrete evidence to support the conclusion, I very much doubt this is just a “natural” outbreak which happened to show up in America by sheer coincidence. I’ve been around long enough to know that real coincidences are rare. Most things that appear to be coincidence are, in fact, deliberately engineered. Especially in an election year.

Arguably the most important question to ask in all this is, “Who benefits the most from an Ebola outbreak?” If you can somehow manage to nail the answer to that question, you’ll probably identify the parties responsible for it. But be careful what you ask for. The last guy who claimed to have damning evidence against powerful parties was Andrew Breitbart. He is no longer living.

Until the truth gets revealed, get yourself prepared for a potential pandemic. My Ebola preparedness audio course is entirely free at www.BioDefense.com

Sources for this article include:
[1] http://www.amazon.com/Viral-Storm-Dawn-New-P…

[2] http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/10/15/vt-i…

Read article here: http://www.naturalnews.com/047432_Ebola_outbreak_bioterrorism_weapon.html

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By: Brian Shilhavy

When we report to the public these cases of medical kidnappings, one of the most natural questions people ask are: why? Why do medical professionals and child social service agency workers take children away from loving parents?

One of the main reasons this terrible practice goes on in virtually all 50 sates is because every child who is taken away from their parents by social service agencies like CPS (Child Protection Services), immediately becomes a ward of the state, and the state can bill Medicaid for ALL of that child’s medical costs.

CPS (or the equivalent state social services agency) does not even need a warrant or court order to seize custody in all 50 states, they just need a complaint of abuse. And doctors are quick to issue them if they feel their medical advice is not being followed, or the parents want to take their child out of their care to seek a second opinion. Once the medical kidnapping occurs, the family is left to fight it out in Family Court to try to get their children back.

So consider the scenario where a child has a rare genetic disease, and comes into a healthcare facility for treatment. The doctors are limited to only those procedures covered by the patient’s insurance company, and to drugs already approved by the FDA. But if the child becomes a ward of the state, they can bill Medicaid for all medical costs, and current laws allow them to conduct medical trials on the child. There are currently over 100,000 drug trials nationwide for new pediatric drugs.

Medicaid Billing for Children in Custody of the State is a HUGE Business

One parent in Arizona shared with me what some parents have experienced with CPS and the medical system in regards to abuses in the Medicaid program:

Here in Arizona our Medicaid program is titled AHCCCS (Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System).

When a child is taken by Child Protective Services (CPS) the child becomes eligible and therefore entitled to health care services.

The physicians and hospitals then have a “blank check” to bill anything and everything they desire. The physician or hospital determines the “Medical Necessity” for the procedure and therefore it gets approved.

One child that I am familiar with was being billed at over 1 million dollars a year for treatments. Many of these treatments and procedures (some surgical) were never shared with the parents or families. They discovered what was being done to their child by court records and billing statements. Some of these treatments never happened.

One child I am familiar with was beaten so badly by the foster parent that she had to be hospitalized with a lacerated liver. It was never reported to the police or to child protective services because the physicians and hospital involved were attempting to make the child appear healthier in state custody.

Just this past week WSOCTV in Charlotte, N.C. reported on a huge Medicaid fraud scheme within the Department of Social Services. A woman working for the Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services was collecting names of children who were NOT wards of the state and selling them to the head of a non-profit organization called Peaceful Alternative Resources which offers mental health and mentoring services. The child protection social worker allegedly received $10,000 in exchange for the names of 25 children.

Ronnie Robinson, the head of this organization, earlier this year pleaded guilty to health care fraud after scheming to defraud Medicaid of $3.4 million in fraudulent reimbursement payments from false claims. Watch the investigative report from WSOCTV  below to learn more.

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Wanted: Foster Parents to Take Children Seized by the State

There are so many children seized by CPS agencies, that not enough foster homes exist to keep up with the influx. This is especially true in Arizona, which has the highest percentage of children put into the foster care system in the U.S. Many children and infants are put into group homes and crisis shelters.

One of the reasons states like Arizona have a shortage of foster homes is because of their strict policy that children in the home must be fully vaccinated. Statistics show that parents withholding certain vaccines or refusing vaccines altogether are highly educated and in a higher income bracket than those who choose to receive every vaccine recommended on the CDC childhood vaccination schedule. Hence, those families are excluded from becoming foster homes. The social agency in Arizona even admits that children are taken away from parents because they are not fully vaccinated, as this is seen as one form of “abuse.” (Source.)

States have resorted to using bulletin board type websites to solicit people to become foster parents and adopt these children, much like what you would see for your local animal shelter looking for people to adopt dogs and cats.

New-York-adoption-siteSource: New York State Office of Children and Family Services

CPS and the Foster Care System Needs to be Reformed

With such wide-scale fraud in the Medicaid reimbursement program for children, it is easy to see the motivation behind medical kidnappings, and taking children away from parents and putting them into foster homes. It has become a huge business, and we have reported many sad stories at Health Impact News where children taken away from their biological parents were greatly harmed or even died in the custody of foster homes. Please see our article featuring Carlos Morales, a former CPS investigator turned whistle-blower: Foster Homes: Where Good Kids Go To Die. He has also just recently published a book: Legally Kidnapped: The Case Against Child Protective Services

People ask how this corrupt system can be fixed. The solution to most of these cases is actually quite simple: cut off federal funding for CPS and the foster care system, and Medicaid reimbursement for children who are wards of the state. That would probably eliminate 99% of these problems.

Sure, there are real abusive parents out there, where the child needs to be protected. And there are many good foster parents out there also, who are foster parents because of their love of children, and not for profit. But these needs can be met at the local level, with involvement from religious groups and non-profits, who do not have a profit motive, and without medical personnel making these decisions and taking away parents rights.

Secondly, the power granted to CPS agencies needs to be curtailed. The U.S. Constitution protects the rights of individuals, and those rights apply to parents, yes, even abusive parents. Before a child is removed from a home, law enforcement agencies should determine probable cause, and get a warrant from a judge. This is the basic right of every individual in America, and those rights are currently not granted to parents when CPS gets involved to remove a child from the home.

As Carlos Morales states in his video here:

Foster kids are:

  • 7-8 times more likely to be abused
  • more likely to end up homeless with nearly half becoming homeless at the age of 18
  • 3 times more likely to be put on psychotropic drugs
  • 7 times more likely to develop an eating disorder
  • more likely to have PTSD than veterans of war and less likely to recover from that PTSD
  • more likely to become pregnant as a teenager
  • 20% more likely to be arrested
  • 6 times more likely to die

than if they stayed in an abusive household

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Judge Andrew Napolitano | Oct 23, 2014

Earlier this week, the federal government’s National Science Foundation, an entity created to encourage the study of science — encouragement that it achieves by awarding grants to scholars and universities — announced that it had awarded a grant to study what people say about themselves and others in social media. The NSF dubbed the project Truthy, a reference to comedian Stephen Colbert’s invention and hilarious use of the word “truthiness.”

The reference to Colbert is cute, and he is a very funny guy, but when the feds get into the business of monitoring speech, it is surely no joke; it is a nightmare. It is part of the Obama administration’s persistent efforts to monitor communication and scrutinize the expressions of opinions it hates and fears.

We already know the National Security Agency has the digital versions of all telephone conversations and emails sent to, from or within the U.S. since 2005. Edward Snowden’s revelations of all this are credible and substantiated, and the government’s denials are weak and unavailing — so weak and unavailing that many NSA agents disbelieve them.

But the government’s unbridled passion to monitor us has become insatiable. Just two months ago, the Federal Communications Commission, which licenses broadcasters, threatened to place federal agents in cable television newsrooms so they can see how stories are generated and produced. The FCC doesn’t even regulate cable, yet it threatened to enhance its own authority by monitoring cable companies from the inside.

What’s going on here?

What’s going on here, and has been going on since President Obama took office in January 2009, is a government with little or no fidelity to basic constitutional norms. There is no defense under the Constitution to any aspect of the government’s — federal, state, regional, local or hybrid; or any entity owned or controlled by any government; or any entity that exercises the government’s coercive powers or spends or receives its money — monitoring the expressive behavior of anyone in the U.S., not in a newsroom, on social media or anywhere else.

The NSF’s stated purpose of the Truthy squad is to look for errors in speech, particularly errors that fuel hatred or political extremes. This monitoring — this so-called search for error — is totalitarian and directly contradicts well-grounded Supreme Court jurisprudence, for several reasons.

First, for the government to gather information — public or private — on any person, the Constitution requires that the government have “articulable suspicion” about that person. Articulable suspicion is a mature and objective reason to believe that the person has engaged in criminal behavior. Without that level of articulable belief, the government is powerless to scrutinize anyone for any reason.

The articulable suspicion threshold is vital to assure that people in America have the presumption of liberty and are free to choose their behavior unimpeded or threatened by the government. The feds cannot cast a net into the marketplace of ideas and challenge what it brings in. Were they able to do so, the constitutional protections for free expression and the primacy of liberty would be meaningless.

Second, the courts have repeatedly held that the First Amendment needs breathing room, and they also have held that government monitoring of speech curtails that breathing room. Stated differently, a person under observation changes behavior on account of the observation. Thus, by the very act of monitoring our words, the feds will have the effect of curtailing them.

The virtual or physical presence of the monitors would give people pause, cause them to reconsider offering opinions, induce them to refrain from expressing their true thoughts and even drive their speech underground. This is called “chilling,” and it has been condemned by numerous Supreme Court decisions.

The principal purpose of the First Amendment is to keep the government out of the marketplace of ideas, and any governmental behavior that influences the exercise of the freedom of speech — no matter how gently, indirectly, innocently or secretly — violates that principle and provides the basis to sue the government to have its Stasi-like monitoring of speech enjoined. Another prime purpose of the First Amendment is to encourage open, wide, unfettered and robust debate about the policies and the personnel of the government. Who can engage in that with Big Brother watching and keeping score?

All presidents push the envelope when it comes to exercising their constitutional powers. But we never before have seen in modern times a president like the present one. From his halcyon days as a senator fighting for civil liberties, he has descended into a totalitarian darkness. How can he ask soldiers to defend a Constitution with their lives that he disregards with his deeds?

The government is worried about speech. Big deal. Speech is none of the government’s business. History teaches that the remedy for tasteless speech is not government repression — it is more speech. In a free society, when the marketplace of ideas is open and unfettered, the truth is obvious. But in a repressive society, the truth becomes a casualty. Which society did the Framers give us?

Read the (2 page) article here: http://townhall.com/columnists/judgeandrewnapolitano/2014/10/23/chilling-free-speech-n1908722

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FEMA Pandemic Exercise Series

PANDEMIC ACCORD: 2013-14 Pandemic Influenza Continuity Exercise Strategy

Overview

The Federal Executive Boards in New York City and Northern New Jersey in partnership with FEMA Region II, The Department of Health and Human Services Region II, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and the Clearing House Association are sponsoring a two year series of pandemic influenza continuity exercises – tabletop exercise 2013 (complete), full scale exercise 2014 -  to increase readiness for a pandemic event amongst Federal Executive Departments and Agencies, US Court, State, tribal, local jurisdictional and private sector continuity.

Pandemic influenza is a global outbreak of disease that occurs when a new influenza virus appears or “emerges” in the human population causing serious illness, as it spreads from person to person worldwide.  History teaches us that the impact of a pandemic can be far-reaching.  The 1918 “Spanish Flu” influenza killed approximately 30,000 people in NYC, 500,000 in the United States and as many as 50 -100 million worldwide.  Furthermore, it leads to widespread social disruption and economic loss.

Pandemic influenza is unique in that, unlike many other catastrophic events, it will not directly affect physical infrastructure.  While a pandemic will not damage power lines, banks, or computer networks, it will ultimately threaten all critical infrastructures by its impact on an organization’s human resources causing a loss essential personnel from the workplace for weeks or months -National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza Implementation Plan (May 2006).

Economists, epidemiologists and other experts predict that the effects of a modern-day pandemic will be seen in every industry and government agency at local, regional, national and international levels.  Typically a pandemic influenza will come in “waves” each lasting 6-8 weeks with several months between each wave.  The CDC estimates that between 35%-40% of the United States population could be affected by pandemic influenza and the economic impact could range between $71.3 and $166.5 billion (2006 estimates).

The exercise objectives are to mitigate vulnerabilities during a pandemic influenza outbreak; to identify gaps or weaknesses in pandemic planning or in organization pandemic influenza continuity plans, policies, & procedures; and encourage public and private organizations to jointly plan for, and test, their pandemic influenza plans.

Phases of Exercise

2013

  • Stage 1: Table Top Pandemic Influenza Exercise 2013 – Completed over 4 day period November 2013
  • Stage 2: After Action Report – Distributed January 2014

2014

  • Stage 3: Pandemic Influenza Exercise 2014 to include Full-scale and Tabletop exercise components
  • Stage 4: After Action Report
  • Stage 5: Corrective Action Report via NYU Partnership (Proposed)

Schedule and Locations

  • September 10, 2014 – Pandemic Accord Mid-Planning Conference and MESL Workshop – Mid Planning meeting for agency and firm lead controllers to discuss Pandemic Exercise and Review Master Scenario List for exercises.  Training will be held to teach Lead Controllers how to write agency and firm specific injects.  (The previously scheduled September 9th date is cancelled)   **Updated Event**

The PowerPoint presentations for the speakers can be downloaded at the webinar link in the lower right hand corner of the screen.

Speakers and Topics:
Ira Tannenbaum, New York City Office Of Emergency Management (NYCOEM) – How would NYCOEM keep essential services going during an infectious disease outbreak?
  - Gerry McCarthy, Port Authority Of New York and New Jersey – How would New York transportation (i.e. airports, bridges, etc.) be impacted during a disease outbreak?
  - Jerry Hauer, New York Department of Homeland Security - How would state services be impacted in the event of a pandemic?
  - J. Silva/Howard Zucker, NYS Department of Health - What services would be prioritized in the event of disease outbreak?

  • October 9, 2014 – 10:00-11:30am: Pandemic Training Webinar II – Power, Communications and Internet Connectivity in a Pandemic Event
    Recorded webinar available here.

 

The PowerPoint presentations for the speakers can be downloaded at the webinar link in the lower right hand corner of the screen.

Speakers and Topics:
-  Wendy Panella/Robert Desiato, AT&T - What services would be prioritized if everyone had to work from home?  Would there be any backbone/last mile issues?
 -  Andrew Chen, US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - What resources could HHS contribute when many of their staff may be unavailable during a pandemic wave?
 -  Eugene Buerkle, National Grid – Will power resources remain constant during an infectious disease outbreak?
 -  Lance Plyler, MD, Samaritan’s Purse – Africa Based NGO – Protection of staff during the Ebola crisis.
 -  Nicholas V. Cagliuso, Sr., PhD, MPH, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation - Healthcare infrastructure in a Pandemic

  • October 22, 2014  **Updated Event**
    Time: 10am – 12pm EST

    Description:
    - Master Scenario Events List (MSEL) Webinar for agency and firm lead
    controllers and evaluators to review the MSEL.
    - Following the MSEL webinar, the participants will be able to draft key events
    and the time of their delivery within the scope of their exercise participation.
    - Participants will also be responsible for constructing the remaining events as
    appropriate to their organization or agency.
    - The final MSEL will be completed prior to and reviewed at the Final Planning
    Meeting, to be held on November 6-7, 2014.
    Audio:
    - Conference Bridge #: 800-320-4330800-320-4330
    - Conference Code:  528585#
    Webinar:
    1) Select:  https://fema.connectsolutions.com/pandemicaccordmsel/
    2) Enter as a guest.
    3) Type your FIRST and LAST name.
    4) Click “Enter Room.”
  • November 6-7, 2014 (Please plan to attend both days) **Updated Event**
    - Final planning meeting for agency and firm lead controllers and evaluators to Review Master Scenario List for exercises and receive controller / evaluator training.  The Final Planning meeting is an HSEEP requirement when conducting full scale exercises. (November 6).
    - Controller / Evaluator training:  Training will be provided to exercise Controllers and Evaluators to help manage full scale exercise play (November 7)

 

  • 9am-12noon EST, Location: 26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY Conference Room A/B or Conference Call 800-320-4330800-320-4330; pin 528585#
  • November 13, 2014: Pandemic Influenza Wave 1 Full Scale Exercise
    • 9:00am EST StartEx  /  3:30pm EST Endex
    • Location:  Your Agency / Firm
  • November 20, 2014: Pandemic Influenza Wave 2 Full Scale Exercise
    • 9:00am EST StartEx  /  3:30pm EST Endex
    • Location:  Your Agency / Firm
  • December 1-4, 2014: Pandemic Influenza Recovery / Reconstitution Tabletop Exercise and Pandemic Accord Hotwash (to also include feedback on Wave 1 and Wave 2) – The same session will be repeated over 4 consecutive days to accommodate the number of participants.  The event layout is similar to the 2013 PandemicAccord Exercise, dial-in/WebEx capabilities will be made available to those that are unable to attend live.  (Please attend only 1 date)
    • 8:30am EST Registration
    • 9:00am EST StartEx  /  Hotwash 2:30 pm / 4:00pm EST Endex
    • Location: 26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY Conference Room A/B or Conference Call 800-320-4330800-320-4330; pin 528585#

Registration

RSVP – please register for the following events via the links below: 

Goals and Objectives

A. Foster partnerships between public and private sector

    • Review/analyze continuity communications with stakeholders, partner agencies and/or customers
    • Encourage collaboration of best practices and strategies amongst various organizations

B.  Test an organization’s ability to plan for and react to a pandemic influenza outbreak

  • Provide tools and resources for creation of pandemic influenza plan if not developed
  • Test alert and notification for local, state, and national levels
  • Identify and prioritize essential functions        *Identify supply chain challenges

C.  Evaluate and validate Continuity of Operations planning and processes for a pandemic

  • Social distancing              *Activation of telework policy           * Succession plan
  • Pandemic influenza plan review          *HR policies regarding absenteeism

D.  Explore the effects of randomized absenteeism in the workplace

  • Model based on US census data will be developed to replicate absenteeism in the workplace
  • Participants will determine the businesses services that are impacted and how will they continue operations
  • Some departments may not be affected, while others areas may have their entire staff unavailable

E.  Explore the Psychological aspects and Business Reconstitution of post-wave recovery

  • Coping with the deaths of multiple co-workers/loved ones
  • Replacing staff
  • Replacing personal protective equipment in preparation for a potential next wave
  • Create a sense of community with the use of employee assistance programs

F.  Identify special considerations and materials for protecting the health and safety of employees during a pandemic outbreak

  • Social distancing materials                               *Community interventions
  • Syndromic Surveillance                                    *www.cdc.gov and  www.Flu.gov

Assumptions

  • Up to 40-50 percent of government and private sector staff may be absent for periods of about 2 weeks at the height of a pandemic wave with lower levels of staff absent for a few weeks on either side of the peak.
  • While a pandemic will not damage power lines, banks, or computer networks, it will ultimately threaten all critical infrastructures by its impact on an organization’s human resources causing a loss of essential personnel from the workplace for weeks or months.
  • Vaccine will most likely not be available in the early stages of a pandemic.

Key Players/Partners

  • Federal Executive Board New York City
  • NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)
  • FEMA Region II
  • DHHS Region II
  • Clearing House Association
  • NYU (tentative)
  • Federal Executive Board Northern New Jersey

Pandemic Event Background

Pandemic influenza is a global outbreak of disease that occurs when a new influenza virus appears or “emerges” in the human population causing serious illness, as it spreads from person to person worldwide. History teaches us that the impact of a pandemic can be far-reaching. The 1918 “Spanish Flu” influenza killed approximately 30,000 people in NYC, 500,000 in the United States and as many as 50 -100 million worldwide. Furthermore, it leads to widespread social disruption and economic loss.

Pandemic influenza is unique in that, unlike many other catastrophic events, it will not directly affect physical infrastructure. While a pandemic will not damage power lines, banks, or computer networks, it will ultimately threaten all critical infrastructures by its impact on an organization’s human resources causing a loss essential personnel from the workplace for weeks or months – National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza Implementation Plan (May 2006).

Economists, epidemiologists and other experts predict that the effects of a modern-day pandemic will be seen in every industry and government agency at local, regional, national and international levels. Typically a pandemic influenza will come in “waves” each lasting 6-8 weeks with several months between each wave. The CDC estimates that between 15%-35% of the United States population could be affected by pandemic influenza and the economic impact could range between $71.3 and $166.5 billion (2006 estimates).

The exercise objectives are to mitigate vulnerabilities during a pandemic influenza outbreak; to identify gaps or weaknesses in pandemic planning or in organization pandemic influenza continuity plans, policies, & procedures; and encourage public and private organizations to jointly plan for, and test, their pandemic influenza plans.

Points of Contact

  • Russell Fox, Continuity Manager, FEMA Region II, Operations, 212-680-8504212-680-8504 Office, 917-318-4859917-318-4859 Cell, Russell.fox@fema.dhs.gov
  • Gregory M. Gist, Director, CBCP, Industry Relations, Office of Emergency Management, Citi, 212-559-5030212-559-5030 Office, gistg@citi.com
  • Karl Schimmeck, VP, Financial Services, SIFMA, 212-313-1183212-313-1183 Office, 646-430-1014646-430-1014 Cell, kschimmeck@sifma.org
  • Ashley E. Smith, External Affairs, Region II, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, 212-680-8568212-680-8568, ashley.e.smith@dhs.gov

2013 Table Top Pandemic Influenza Exercise

The 2013 Pandemic Accord Table Top Pandemic Influenza Exercise took place on November 19, 2013 and was repeated on November 20th and November 21st. The Pandemic Accord TTX is the first exercise in a two-year exercise series that seeks to increase readiness for a pandemic event. The Table Top Exercise was designed to explore continuity planning for an influenza pandemic, foster partnerships between the public and private sectors, and identify potential promising practices as well as issues or shortfalls in pandemic plans. The purpose of these events are to enhance continuity planning among federal departments and agencies; U.S. Courts; state, tribal, local jurisdictions; and the private sector community.

Resources

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Doesn’t there always seem to be funny business with these alleged school shootings? The latest is the Marysville, Washington active shooter event taking place today.

This post isn’t to discuss the details of the ongoing event, but rather to point out that it appears the Marysville Police were scheduled to run a SWAT training exercise yesterday or perhaps today too. We can’t know for sure because they scraped all references to it from the Internet.

Major props to Lori Price of LegitGov for catching this:

CNN host Brooke Baldwin, covering breaking news of the school shooting in Marysville, Washington, announces that she has a live update regarding the school shooting. Baldwin said she’s been just handed a paper with new information, which she will read on the air. She asks for viewers to, quoting, “bear with her,” as she reads it “cold.” She reads: “Marysville Police will be holding SWAT training today –” Baldwin then interrupts herself, and states, “Oh. This is from yesterday.” Later, the host announces, “initially, students thought this was a fire drill.”

When Googling the SWAT drill in Marysville, the official school district website is the first result:

However, when you click on this link, the announcement has been disappeared and replaced by the following:

October 24, 2014: The Marysville Pilchuck High School is currently in lock down due to an emergency situation. Police and emergency services have responded. The Marysville School District lock down procedures will remain in effect at Pilchuck until further notice from law enforcement. We will continue to forward communication in cooperation with law enforcement.

Students who attend MPHS campus are being relocated to the Shoultes Community Church at the corner of 116th and 51st Street. Buses will take students home from there. Those parents in the area wanting to pick up their child will need to go to the church location and sign out their child out with school administrator or law enforcement.

All after-school activities across the district are canceled today.

We may be dealing with yet another vicious false flag by the authorities to justify gun control and an increased police state. Please add any evidence you can find to the comment section below.

UPDATE 1: There are controversial gun control measures on the ballot in Washington state to be voted on in less than 2 weeks - http://seattle.cbslocal.com/2014/10/10/rival-gun-measures-on-ballot-in-washington/

UPDATE 2: A high school around 65 miles north of Marysville held an “active shooter” exercise involving multiple agencies yesterday as well - http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/10/22/3928022/police-drill-to-be-held-thursday.html

Read article here: http://www.activistpost.com/2014/10/swat-training-drill-during-marysville.html

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A group of Washington overlords—federal prosecutors—sometimes break rules and wreck people’s lives. President Obama may soon appoint one of them to be America’s next Attorney General.

The prosecutorial bullying is detailed in a new book by Sidney Powell, Licensed to Lie. She reports that the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) narcissistic and dishonest prosecutors destroy people by doing things like deliberately withholding evidence.

Remember the Arthur Andersen accounting firm? It was killed off by ambitious prosecutors who claimed the company helped Enron commit accounting fraud and then shredded the evidence.

But instead of charging people who allegedly ordered evidence destroyed, the DOJ indicted the entire company. That destroyed the accounting firm. Publicly traded companies cannot do business with companies under criminal investigation, so Andersen lost most of its clients.

The prosecutor’s purpose, says Powell, was to chill resistance from other companies that might dare fight the Feds. The message: cooperate, or we will destroy you! These pressure tactics were appropriate, said one prosecutor, because shredding documents “attacks the justice system itself by impeding investigators and regulators from getting at the truth.”

But who actually hid the truth? The prosecutors, writes Powell. In fact, Andersen had saved most of its documents and gave them to the government. The prosecutors simply lied to the court about it.

Eventually, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Arthur Andersen’s conviction. But by then, 80,000 employees had lost their jobs—80,000 people who’d done nothing wrong.

You’d think that this would teach federal prosecutors to obey the law. Paul Kamenar of the Washington Legal Foundation said, “this decision will send a strong message to the Justice Department to stop this kind of abusive prosecutorial misconduct.”

So were the prosecutors fired or jailed? No. Many were promoted. Washington’s overlords protect their own.

Next, some of the same prosecutors accused four Merrill Lynch executives of falsifying Enron’s books. The government lawyers told the media that Enron “conspired with Wall Street bankers to carry out a sham transaction.” The Merrill Lynch executives charged with fraud got three- to four-year jail sentences.

But Powell writes that the government “failed to allege anything that actually constituted a crime by the Merrill Lynch executives. Instead it cobbled together parts of different statutes to make up some kind of new crime that didn’t even make sense.”

Sure enough, an appeals court tossed most of the verdict, and the Merrill executives were released. But that was after they had spent a year in jail.

Did the prosecutors hang their heads in shame? No. Far from it. Some of them then went after Republican Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska. Stevens, the prosecutors claimed, took $250,000 in gifts from rich donors and never reported that.

But later it was revealed that the prosecutors withheld evidence that showed Stevens had not taken anything like $250,000. A judge threw out that conviction, too. But by then, Sen. Stevens had lost his Senate seat. His replacement, a Democrat, became the deciding vote for Obamacare.

So was the lead prosecutor, Matthew Friedrich, finally punished? Again, no. He took a higher-paying job at a private law firm. Leslie Caldwell, who helped destroy Arthur Anderson, got promoted to assistant attorney general at the Justice Department. Andrew Weissmann, who helped prosecute the Andersen and the Merrill Lynch employees, was made deputy director of the FBI.

Finally, prosecutor Kathryn Ruemmler, who helped manipulate the system to unfairly jail four Merrill Lynch employees, was promoted to deputy attorney general, then promoted again to White House counsel. Now Bloomberg reports that she’s President Obama’s first choice to replace Eric Holder!

If you find these charges as hard to believe as I did, you can read Powell’s supporting documents at LicensedtoLie.com. We invited prosecutors Ruemmler, Friedrich, Caldwell and Weissmann to reply to the charges laid out in Powell’s book and on my TV show, but they didn’t respond.

Federal prosecutors always have a big advantage over anyone they attack. The U.S. government has endless time and money. Only multi-millionaires can afford to fight back. Most people accused, even those who are innocent, just settle with the prosecutors and get punished. Prosecutors abuse this awesome power and get promoted for it.

Read article here: http://reason.com/archives/2014/10/22/federal-persecutors

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3D Colonial Flag

BostonNational Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a Para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw.

Speaking after the clash, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement.

Gage blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the group’s organizers as “criminals,” issued an executive order authorizing the summary arrest of any individual who has interfered with the government’s efforts to secure law and order.

The military raid on the extremist arsenal followed wide-spread refusal by the local citizenry to turn over recently outlawed assault weapons.

Gage issued a ban on military-style assault weapons and ammunition earlier in the week. This decision followed a meeting in early this month between government and military leaders at which the governor authorized the forcible confiscation of illegal arms.

One government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, pointed out that “none of these people would have been killed had the extremists obeyed the law and turned over their weapons voluntarily.”

Government troops initially succeeded in confiscating a large supply of outlawed weapons and ammunition. However, troops attempting to seize arms and ammunition in Lexington met with resistance from heavily-armed extremists who had been tipped off regarding the government’s plans.

During a tense standoff in the Lexington town park, National Guard Colonel Francis Smith, commander of the government operation, ordered the armed group to surrender and return to their homes. The impasse was broken by a single shot, which was reportedly fired by one of the right-wing extremists.

Eight civilians were killed in the ensuing exchange.

Ironically, the local citizenry blamed government forces rather than the extremists for the civilian deaths. Before order could be restored, armed citizens from surrounding areas had descended upon the guard units. Colonel Smith, finding his forces over matched by the armed mob, ordered a retreat.

Governor Gage has called upon citizens to support the state/national joint task force in its effort to restore law and order. The governor also demanded the surrender of those responsible for planning and leading the attack against the government troops.

Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock, who have been identified as “ringleaders” of the extremist faction, remain at large.

And this fellow Americans, is how the American Revolution began, April 20, 1775.

On July 4th, 1776 these same “right wing anti-tax extremists” signed the  Declaration of Independence, pledging to each other and their countrymen their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor. Many of them lost everything,  including their families and their lives over the course of the next few years.

Lest we forget…

Read article here: http://www.politicalears.com/blog/72-people-killed-resisting-gun-confiscation-in-massachussetts/

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Jaxon-Adams

By: Terri LaPoint

A Missouri doctor recently told a little boy that, if she had it her way, he would never see his mommy and daddy again. This was after 8 year old Jaxon was seized from his parents’ custody based solely on a statement from this single doctor. His parents, Tiffany and Jason Adams, are desperately trying to bring him home after what appears to be his doctor’s retaliation because they “dared to seek a second opinion.”

It used to be that patients and parents were not only permitted, but encouraged to seek a second opinion. It used to be that parents and patients had the right to fire one doctor and hire another one. It is unclear how or when those sacred rights vanished, but vanished they have for one family who has been devastated by the severity of retribution when they sought those very things. An 8 year old little boy is left traumatized and confused, because his family has been ripped away from him by Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, enabled by Child Protective Services.

Jaxon Adams’ Story

Affectionately known as Jaxx, adorable Jaxon Adams was a pretty healthy baby – babbling, sitting up, and meeting all the normal milestones. His 6 month shots were delayed because of an ear infection, but he got all of his routine shots at 8 months. He slowed down somewhat after that, but nothing seemed really concerning.

When he was four, his parents noticed that he had a hard time keeping up with his teammates on the soccer field. A teacher recommended an evaluation. Jaxon was diagnosed as being on high-functioning end of the autism spectrum, as well as having ADHD.

He began to have seizures, and was diagnosed with epilepsy. He struggled with constipation, low energy, and sleeping much more than normal. Testing revealed a number of food allergies, some of them severe. His parents and doctors worked hard to find medications and foods that his body could tolerate. Eventually, doctors decided to surgically insert a g-tube feeding tube into his stomach.

Beginning Treatment at Children’s Mercy Hospital

After all that, Jaxon was struggling to gain any weight. His parents wanted to find out why. In March of 2014, the Adams began to see nurse practitioner Ingrid Larson in Dr. Amber Hoffman’s practice at the Beacon Clinic in Children’s Mercy Hospital. Unbeknownst to the Adams, the Beacon Clinic is where a doctor later told a source that children suspected of being abused are “funneled into.”

During this time, another doctor noted that some of Jaxon’s symptoms could be caused by mitochondrial disease, but he told Tiffany that Children’s Mercy Hospital was very poor at diagnosing it. He recommended a doctor at Cardinal Glennon, who became convinced that Jaxon had a mitochondrial condition after running two tests. Before running the third test he scheduled in June, he abruptly cancelled and said he didn’t want to be involved with Jaxx’s care, after a conversation he had with Dr. Hoffman’s office.

Questioning Inferior Treatment at Children’s Mercy Hospital

In August, Tiffany and Jason met with Jaxon’s care team at Children’s Mercy Hospital’s Beacon Clinic. They shared their concerns about the care by the nurse-practitioner regarding Jaxon’s weight issue. Under the nurse’s care Jaxon had lost quite a bit of weight. But when Tiffany began researching natural foods and changing his diet, he began to put on weight again.

Jaxon Weight

When the nurse said that she couldn’t figure out why he hadn’t been gaining weight, Tiffany said that they would be looking for someone who would be able to figure it out.

The parents had begun speaking with a medical malpractice attorney, who started looking into Jaxon’s medical records.

It was right after this that the little boy began fainting. Tiffany said that he just passed out just a few feet in front of her while he was riding on an electric scooter, an accident that landed him in the hospital with a cut above his eye. Once he fainted while eating birthday cake at a party. While Jaxon’s parents were puzzled about the fainting spells, the doctors at the Beacon Clinic decided that they were psychosomatic. They also told them that all of Jaxon’s problems were in his head.

Doctor Threatens Parents at Children’s Mercy Hospital

When the Adams said they wanted to get a second opinion, they were told that they were not allowed to do so. When they suggested switching pediatricians, again the Adams were told that they could not.

On September 15, the family had an appointment with Dr. Hoffman at the Beacon Clinic. The doctor came in and asked why they disagreed with the diagnosis of psychosomatic causes for Jaxon’s multiple conditions. According to Tiffany, the doctor’s hostile attitude became upsetting to her son, and he was removed to a waiting room. The Adams insisted that they had a right to seek another opinion. To which Dr. Hoffman replied:

“I want you to know big hospitals take kids away from families for this stuff.”

Tiffany asked, “For seeking a second opinion?” When the doctor nodded yes, Jaxon’s mother asked, “Why would you do that to me?”

Mrs. Adams heard vengeance in Dr. Hoffman’s response: “I hope you have a good attorney. We’re going to have your behind.”

CPS Unwillingly Takes Custody Under Doctor’s Orders

Two days later, on September 17, Child Protective Services showed up at the Adams home with a police officer to talk to them. A therapist who had arrived just before to help with Jaxx’s care told Tiffany, “I cannot believe this. You guys are GOOD parents.” When they left, they said they would be back soon to get the kids. They also said they couldn’t tell what the accusations were against them. One of them told Tiffany, “You guys are not bad parents.”

They returned on the next day to take Jaxon away from his home, from his parents, and from his 10 year old sister, who he is very close to as well. He was taken to Children’s Mercy Hospital, and not allowed to see his family.

The investigator had tears in her eyes when she admitted that she did not want to take Jaxon, “but they’re making me.” It came down to one statement, with no charges being filed, and CPS admitting that they had not reviewed the medical records. Dr. Hoffman had called CPS immediately after the meeting with the Adams where they asked for a second opinion.

The doctor reported to CPS that Jaxon was in “imminent danger,” because his organs were at risk of shutting down because he wasn’t getting proper nutrition at home. She said that they had been building a case against them for six months, and that they had all the evidence they needed.

Later, Jaxon’s parents learned that they stood accused of medical abuse, medical neglect, lack of nutrition, lack of supervision (based on him falling off the scooter when he fainted, although Tiffany was right there when it happened), and psychological abuse.

Children’s Mercy Hospital Terrorizes Family

The real psychological abuse took place as soon as Children’s Mercy Hospital got Jaxon under their care. His parents were allowed a brief 25-minute visit shortly after CPS took him. It would be 26 days before the system would allow this little boy to see his parents again.

Dr. Hoffman came into the child’s room when he was crying his heart out missing his family. She told him to suck it up and stop crying. Her words that she told him were cruel beyond belief, as he later confided to his sister:

“If I have it my way, you’ll never see your mommy and daddy again.”

Because Jaxon tried to call his parents, the staff took the phone out of his hospital room.

A couple of times, he got out of his room heading for the stairwell, in a vain attempt to escape.

There were signs on his door saying, “Under CPS custody,” and “Parents Not Allowed In.” As his mother says, “He can read.”

He later told his family that he cried a lot because he didn’t know where his family was. He felt utterly abandoned.

Tremendous Abuse and Suffering Under Hospital Care at Children’s Mercy Hospital

The hospital has been feeding him foods that Jaxon is allergic to, resulting in his being covered in eczema.

The care plan called for “demedicalizing” him, taking him off of all the medications the doctors had previously prescribed, cold turkey. Interestingly, over the course of the next few weeks, they ended up re-prescribing every single prescription except the seizure medicine.

Jaxon In Hospital

They took away the wheelchair and threw away his leg braces that he used because of his hypotonia and often severe leg pain.

When his parents were finally able to visit him on October 13th, after nearly an entire month, Jaxon didn’t want to let go of his mommy.

Jason and Tiffany were instructed not to discuss anything that had happened with him. This frustrated Jaxon, who couldn’t comprehend why they kept changing the subject. He wanted to know why they were ignoring him. He cried out in exasperation, “I’m not done telling you!”

Jaxon Is Very Loved By His Mommy

Parents Restricted Visitation Rights – Transferred to Foster Family

The Adams have been able to visit their son once since that visit. They are now permitted one two-hour visit per week.

He is out of the hospital now, and in the care of foster parents. His sister has been permitted to visit him on several occasions. Because he no longer has the leg braces, there are times that Jaxon literally crawls around the house, because his legs hurt. The foster parents have been instructed to ignore any pain that he has. They are forbidden to give him as much as a Tylenol for pain.

Jason Adams, the father of Jaxon, told me this:

Tiffany especially, as a stay-at-home mom, has gone above and beyond. There’s nothing you can do about it, and that’s probably the most difficult. My family means the world to me and I love them. You live in the United States of America, and in this particular court setting, you’re guilty until proven innocent. He was taken away with no just cause.

Dr. James Anderst – Spy Doctor & Expert in Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy

James-Anderst

Since Jaxon’s abduction, a couple of disturbing things have come to light. The Adams have discovered that Dr. James Anderst has been working behind the scenes watching Jaxon for several months.

Dr. Anderst is the Division Director of the SCAN clinic, a division of Children’s Mercy Hospital. In one place on the hospital website, the clinic carries the description, “Safety Caring and Nurturing Clinic,” but in another place, its real purpose is revealed as the “Child Abuse and Neglect Clinic.” He told a source that, before a child becomes a part of that clinic, families that they want to watch are “funneled into” the Beacon Clinic for observation.

According to the Children’s Mercy Hospital website, the SCAN clinic is also a research center for “child abuse and neglect.” Dr. Anderst is associated with the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, which receives over $47 million per year in grants to do drug research.

Jason Adams, the father of Jaxon, states: “Dr. Anderst gets grant money to do this to 40 families a year.”

The Beacon Clinic is often presented to the unsuspecting parents of special needs kids as a place where they can go to coordinate care and be seen quicker, with a more streamlined process. They have no clue that they, like the Adams family, are being watched, by people who seem determined to find something, anything, on which to build a case, and if they cannot find anything, to make something up.

In a startling comment to Health Impact News‘ source, Dr. Anderst declared that he sees about 40 cases per year, in Kansas City alone, of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a type of child abuse where a parent seeks attention by inducing real or imagined medical symptoms in a child. Most experts maintain that the syndrome is extremely rare. Nothing in Jaxon’s story reads like Muchausen’s.

Yet, it appears that he is determined to make this accusation against Tiffany Adams, a mother who has simply followed the instructions of her doctors, to the best of her ability, until it became clear that another opinion was needed. By daring to contradict her son’s almighty doctor in search of answers and better medical care for her child, she is being punished in the cruelest way possible. Jaxon just wants to come home. He desperately misses his family. And they are devastated by his absence.

There is a Facebook page set up to follow his case and to learn how you can help bring Jaxon home, called Saving Jaxon.

Jaxon’s mom has become friends with another mother whose nightmare of medical kidnapping began when she sought a second opinion. Michelle Rider, whose son Isaiah was seized by Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, writes of Jaxon’s family, “Another sweet boy and family … they don’t deserve this either. … A child and family being turned upside down due to arrogance and abuse of power.”

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About the Author

Terri LaPoint is a labor doula, childbirth and breastfeeding educator, and assistant midwife. She holds a B.S. in Cultural Anthropology/World Missions with a minor in Behavioral Science from Toccoa Falls College. She is a homeschool mom, speaker, and writer, married to the love of her life for more than 20 years. She is a passionate defender of freedom and endeavors to be a voice for the voiceless.

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bio warfare soldiers

Commentary by: Brandon Smith

One of the most dangerous philosophical contentions even amongst liberty movement activists is the conundrum of government force and prevention during times of imminent pandemic. All of us at one time or another have had this debate. If a legitimate viral threat existed and threatened to infect and kill millions of Americans, is it then acceptable for the government to step in, remove civil liberties, enforce quarantines, and stop people from spreading the disease? After all, during a viral event, the decisions of each individual can truly have a positive or negative effect on the rest of society, right? One out of control (or “lone wolf”) citizen/terrorist could reignite a biological firestorm, so, should we not turn to government and forgo certain freedoms in order to achieve the greater good for the greater number?

If the government in question was a proven and honorable institution, then I would say pro-Medical Martial Law arguments might have a leg to stand on. However, this is not the case. In my view, medical martial law is absolutely unacceptable under ANY circumstances, including Ebola, in light of the fact that our current government will be the predominant cause of viral outbreak. That is to say, you DO NOT turn to the government for help when the government is the cause of the problem.

The recent rise of global Ebola is slowly bringing the issue of medical martial law to the forefront of our culture. Charles Krauthammer at The Washington Post recently argued in favor of possible restrictions on individual and Constitutional liberties in the face of a viral pandemic threat.

The CDC now argues that in the case of people who may be potential carriers, or even in the case of people who refuse to undergo screenings, it has the legal authority to dissolve all constitutional protections and essentially imprison (quarantine) an American citizen for as long as they see fit to do so.

The Obama Administration is now using militant terminology in reference to Ebola response, including the formation of “Ebola SWAT Teams” for quick reaction to potential outbreak areas.

In typical socialist fashion, the nurses union ‘National Nurses United’ has called for Barack Obama to use “executive authority” to take control of all Ebola response protocols in hospitals across the country. Yet another perpetuation of the myth that more government power is the solution.

And finally, the Department of Defense has been tasked to create a military controlled “quick-strike team” to deal with Ebola within U.S. borders. This team will be under the command of none other than Northcom, apparently trampling the Posse Comitatus Act and setting the stage for the rationalized use of military personnel against U.S. citizens under the guise of pandemic prevention.

It should be clear to anyone with half a brain that medical martial law is being quietly prepared, and that the threat of such measures is not a paranoid conspiracy, but a very real possibility. It should also be noted that such provisions are not only the products of the Obama Administration. It was George W. Bush who first created laws intersecting with the World Health Organization’s pandemic preparedness planning. These laws include the “overrule of existing legislation or (individual) human rights” in order to quell a viral outbreak, and were originally drafted around the potential of an influenza crisis.

It is this kind of executive overreach that has set precedence for states such as Connecticut to announce a tentative state of emergency with medical martial law restrictions.

I discussed in great detail why Ebola works in favor of establishment elites in my article ‘An Ebola Outbreak Would Be Advantageous For Globalists’.

Understand that bureaucrats will come to you with promises of offering a helping hand, hoping that you are afraid enough to accept, but their intentions will not be compassionate. Rather, their intent will be to assert as much dominance over the public as possible during the chaos, and to erase any conception the people may have had in the past that they have inalienable rights.

But going beyond the hidden motives of tyrants, I think it is important to point out that the Center for Disease Control and the federal government in general has already lost all credibility in dealing with Ebola, and therefore, it has lost any authority it may have had in administrating a future response.

Ebola has been officially known to the CDC for over thirty years. Why has the CDC refused for three decades to produce proper care guidelines for hospitals? Medical staff in the U.S. didn’t even receive guidelines when the outbreak in Western Africa was obviously progressing out of control.

Why did the CDC leave Thomas Duncan, the very first U.S. Ebola case, in the hands of the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, without proper procedures in place to prevent further infection, and without a CDC team present? The CDC has an annual budget of nearly $7 billion. Where is all of this money going if not to stamp out such threats as Ebola?

The argument presented by the White House, the CDC, and even the World Bank, has been that stopping direct or indirect travel from nations with an Ebola outbreak would be “impractical”, and that such travel bans would somehow “make matters worse”. They have yet to produce a logical explanation as to how this makes sense, but what if we did not need to institute a travel ban? The CDC, with it’s massive budget, could easily establish quarantine measures in infected countries. Anyone wishing to travel outside of these nations would be welcome to do so, as long as they voluntarily participate in quarantine procedures for a set number of days. No quarantine, no plane ticket. Where has the CDC response been in Western Africa?

Why not use minor and measured travel restriction in Africa today, instead of using unprecedented martial law in America tomorrow? It makes no sense, unless, of course, the plan is to allow Ebola to spread…

Why has the White House nominated Ron Klain, a man who knows absolutely NOTHING about Ebola or medical emergency strategies, as the new “Ebola Czar”?

Why has all discussion on Ebola prevention revolved around government measures rather than community measures?  Why has all talk centered on what the government will do AFTER an outbreak occurs, rather than on what can be done to prevent an outbreak in the first place?

The reality is that the federal government does not have any treatments for Ebola that are outside of the knowledge and capabilities of the average medically trained citizen. Meaning, the government and the CDC are NOT needed for a community to handle an Ebola outbreak, if that community is given proper guidelines and strategies in advance. Treatment for Ebola, at least in first world nations, consists primarily of regimented transfusions. These transfusions are a mixture of isotonic saline, electrolytes, and plasma, designed to keep the body supported until it’s immune system can build up a proper defense to the virus. Natural and homeopathic methods can also boost immune system functions making the body resistant to the virus before it is ever contracted. The most effective of all treatments appears to be the transfusion of blood from a recovering patient with anti-bodies into a newly sick patient. This is likely the reason for the quick recovery of infected doctors like Kent Brantly.

The CDC would never be able to coherently organize a large scale program of transfusion initiatives, even if it wanted to. Most hospitals around the country have no isolation wards able to handle even a minor Ebola outbreak. The hospitals that do have facilities are limited to less than a dozen beds. According to the medical workers I have spoken with, most hospitals require a minimum of around 50 health professionals to deal with a single Ebola patient.  In the event of an outbreak larger than a few people per state, the CDC and local hospitals are simply not equipped to react to the problem.  Blood transfusions from recovering donors would be few and far between, unless organized by local citizens working under their own directives.

Ironically, it was the Bush Administration’s own report in 2006 on the possibility of bird flu pandemic that admitted the government is completely unequipped to handle an outbreak of moderate size. The report stated that “all sources of external aid may be compromised during a pandemic,” and that “local communities will have to address the medical and non-medical effects of the pandemic with available resources.” Little has changed in the federal government’s pandemic preparations since the report was written.

This leaves individual communities to either prepare for the worst, or die off while waiting for the government to save them. Self isolation and self treatment are the only practical options.

The greatest danger to American citizens is, in fact, not the Ebola virus, but government reactions to the Ebola virus. Already, several medical outfits around the world are suddenly interested in producing an Ebola vaccination when no one seemed very interested before. This might sound like good news, until you learn the terrible history of modern vaccinations.

Pharmaceutical company Merck was caught red handed faking vaccine efficacy data. Merck’s Gardisil was found to contain DNA fragments of human papillomavirus.

Glaxosmithkline, a major vaccine producer, has been caught repeatedly attempting to bribe doctors and health professionals into promoting their products or outright lying about their effectiveness. Glaxo was caught producing rotavirus vaccinations tainted with a swine virus in 2010. Glaxo has been caught producing vaccines tainted with bacteria and endotoxins.

It is important to point out that Glaxo is also spearheading an Ebola vaccine initiative.

U.S. company Baxter produced a flu vaccination in Austria tainted with both avian flu and swine flu. The mixture just happened to be randomly tested on a group of ferrets by a lab in the Czech Republic. The test animals died. The exposure of this “mix up” was quietly swept under the rug by Baxter and the mainstream media, but reports indicate that if the vaccine had been used on the general population, a terrible pandemic would have erupted.

Beyond the fact that vaccinations have a tendency to cripple our natural immune system and infect patients with the very disease they are meant to prevent, none of these existing companies can be trusted to produce a vaccine that is safe even by traditional pharmaceutical standards (which are very low). If the CDC and the federal government trigger a medical martial law scenario, they will most likely include forced vaccination of the population to maintain “herd immunity”. The bottom line? The use of such vaccines will be a death sentence for many, a death more certain than the contraction of Ebola. In my opinion, Ebola vaccination should be avoided at all costs by the American populace.

I can think of no rationale for government involvement in the treatment of an Ebola outbreak. If it is not pure incompetence on their part that has exacerbated the threat, then even worse, it is a deliberate program of genocide. In either case, no military or CDC “strike teams” should be allowed free reign in our neighborhoods, towns, counties, or states. DHS and FEMA Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) are also a no go, given FEMA’s track record of dismal disaster response. They CANNOT be allowed to take control of our communities.

The only way for Americans to survive such an event is to cut out government entirely and establish their own medical strategies, as organizations like the Oath Keepers Community Preparedness Teams (CPT) are doing.

If someone wants to voluntarily go to the CDC or FEMA for assistance, then they should be allowed to take that risk. However, medical martial law over all of us in the name of the “greater good” should not be tolerated. The government has proven beyond a doubt that it is not qualified to handle a viral crisis scenario, let alone determine what the “greater good” actually is. I can’t speak for the whole of the Liberty Movement, but as for myself, if a group of hazmat suited thugs decides to chase me down with a syringe, I am relatively certain none of them will live through the encounter.

Will I be accused of aiding the spread of Ebola because of my non-compliance? Of course. Do I care? Not so much. Each individual American will have to make their own decision on this matter in due course. Is it better to conform and risk annihilation at the hands of an ignorant and/or corrupt government, or, to fight back and be labeled a bio-terrorist? With the clear lack of tangible government preventions for outbreak in the U.S., you’ll probably get your chance to find out soon enough.

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4 month old Kathryn Blalock

By: Terri LaPoint

The Texas mother of a four-month old baby girl writes, “I just want her back home in my arms and love and kiss on her! To hold her and never let go!” But it has been a month now since little Kathryn Blalock was literally taken out of her mother’s arms by CPS and the UMC Children’s Hospital in Lubbock, Texas, in what appears to be another medical kidnapping.

Lorie, the mother of Kathryn,  feels as though she is living a nightmare, amidst contradictory information and diagnoses from the doctors. Despite doing everything she could to follow all of the doctors’ instructions, her baby was abruptly removed from her custody and is now in medical foster care away from the family who loves her.

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Baby Kathryn’s Story

Kathryn was born on June 9, 2014, with a rare genetic condition called Pierre Robin Sequence. She also has a cleft soft palate and feeding problems that go along with it. Originally, Kathryn was diagnosed with craniostenosis, an abnormality in the fusion of the skull plates. That diagnosis was later thrown out, but now the doctors have gone back to the original diagnosis.

She has experienced a number of medical problems in her short life, but despite the confusion, her mother has always followed the doctors’ directives, trusting that they knew best. Now that system has turned on her and her daughter.

Lorie sought to give her baby the best start in life that she could, paying attention to good nutrition and prenatal care with a licensed midwife. Even though she had planned for a natural birth, Lorie felt intuitively that something was wrong at the end. Though continual fetal monitoring at the hospital showed variable decels for six hours, with the heart rate going up to 180 with each contraction, the staff assured her that everything was fine. Lorie’s maternal instincts proved correct. During the emergency c-section that she readily agreed to, they found that the cord was wrapped around her baby’s neck twice and was causing complications.

Unwanted Vaccine

Because of her own history of reactions to certain vaccines with convulsions and an 18 hour period of unresponsiveness, Lorie requested that the only shot that her newborn be given would be the Vitamin K shot. Her concern was ignored, and Kathryn was given the Hepatitis B vaccine in the hospital.

From the beginning, Kathryn was having difficulty feeding, which is very common for babies with cleft palates. Lorie sought help from the hospital’s nurses and lactation consultant. After that, the baby latched on immediately, but had a weak suck. The nurses said it was nothing, blaming it on the anesthesia. It was the lactation consultant who figured out that Kathryn had a cleft soft palate.

Seizures and Medical Problems

In late July, Kathryn began to have seizures.

On September 4, baby Kathryn had an ALTE (acute life threatening event) where she stopped breathing. Her family took her to the local hospital, where they airlifted her to UMC in Lubbock. That is where mother and baby would spend the next two weeks. It was determined that they would do surgery to insert a gbutton in order to insert a long-term feeding tube into her stomach. It would remain until she could have surgery to correct the cleft palate.

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The surgery went well, but by the 15th, Kathryn began urinating more than she was taking in. She underwent a number of tests. On the 17th, she threw up 5 times in a 15 minute period. Just before this, her fortified breastmilk had been switched to formula. After more tests were performed, Kathryn was released to go home with her mother.

During the entire two week hospital stay, pictures of her show a happy baby. Her mother reports episodes of baby giggles, even in her sleep. With all the surgeries, and tests, meds, and wires, Kathryn was a happy and secure little girl, as can be seen in numerous pictures. Her mother spent the entire two weeks by her side, holding and nurturing her, only leaving the room for brief trips to the cafeteria.

Though they couldn’t figure out the cause of the seizures, it appeared that the medications were getting the seizures under control. The nurses showed Lorie how to give Kathryn the proper dosage of medications via the gbutton. They went home on Thursday, September 18, after a two-week ordeal.

Back to Hospital – CPS Steps In and Takes Custody

It was short-lived. Only two days later, on the 20th, Kathryn again began having seizures, and was rushed to UMC.

The next day, CPS and the staff at UMC informed Lorie that they were taking custody of Kathryn over the medical condition. She was only out of the hospital’s care for two days between September 4th and the 21st. Her mother had to beg to be able to at least say goodbye.

Lorie was stunned and devastated as they literally took baby Kathryn out of her arms, accusing her of not giving her the medications. She insists that she followed their instructions on how to give it to a T, detailing every step of the complicated process to me.  The basis for the accusation was simply a test that showed that the level of phenobarbital in her bloodstream was 9.5 mg, but it should have been at least 10 mg.

Since that time, Lorie reports that she has learned that seizures lower the level of phenobarbital in the bloodstream, so logically it would go down after the three seizures that day. She also reports that a nurse was supposed to come to her home each day for Kathryn, but “the nurse called me and said that she could have been here, but CPS told her not to.” Had she come, she would have witnessed the giving of the medications. The nurse could been able to correct any mistakes that she was making if she saw any. Other non-medical people were witnesses that Lorie did what the hospital told her to do, but CPS did not appear interested in hearing from them.

Lori has twins who are almost two, born prematurely, who are generally healthy. One of them takes albuterol as needed. There has never been any question that she has given medications appropriately to the twins. Lorie cannot understand why she is being accused of such now, when she followed all of the hospital’s instructions for her baby’s care.

CPS and Texas Attempt to Terminate All Parental Rights

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The paperwork describing the case for removing baby Kathryn from her mother’s care is filled with contradictions, discrepancies, and according to Lorie, statements that simply are not true. On October 15, the state attempted to terminate all parental rights, but the Blalock’s attorney was able to keep that from going through. But, the battle is far from over.

Lorie and the rest of the family have only been permitted to see Kathryn twice in the month since the state took over custody. The last time was two weeks ago. For a four month old baby, two weeks is an eternity without mom. There is no way for her to comprehend what has happened to her.

Despite all the tests and procedures, when mom was with her, as moms are supposed to be, Kathryn was secure and happy. It’s clear from the photographs.

A Family’s Nightmare

Then, there are heartbreaking photos of baby Kathryn from the family’s first visit, an entire week after CPS kidnapped Kathryn. She is obviously different. She is distant, and despondent. She doesn’t make eye contact. The contrast between the pictures before and after she is taken is stark, and jarring. When babies aren’t with their mommies, it is devastating to them. No government official or hospital personnel can possibly substitute.

Kathryn Blalock With Mom Last Visit

On Monday, Lorie poured out her heart in a heart-rending post on the family’s Facebook Page. All she wants to do is hold her baby and have her back in her arms, where she belongs.

“Can’t sleep. Everyone is asleep but me and all I can think about is my baby girl. Just have this gut wrenching heart twisting feeling something is wrong….. don’t know why but I just do. And I know she is crying extremely bad I can feel it in my breasts…. still every cry and severity of cry I feel… and feel milk fill up…. Even though there is very little milk left……

“Miss her and love her so much and would do anything to comfort her and hold her skin to skin on my chest and let her listen and relax to my scent my touch the sound of my heartbeat!!!!

“Please pray that she is okay! That God keeps his protecting arms wrapped around her and heals her!!!!!”

It has been a month since baby Kathryn has been taken from her home. Babies are fairly flexible in that home is simply where mommy is. Psychologists tell us that the place where babies want to be is skin-to-skin with mom. When they are separated, the baby feels abandoned. Even Lorie’s 2 year old twins look for their sister Kathryn and cry since she is gone. They don’t understand this injustice either.

It is time for the public to be aware of the story of baby Kathryn Blalock who has been medically kidnapped from loving parents and siblings. Help us get this story out there.

Lorie Blalock has set up social media accounts to keep people updated. The Facebook page is “Bring Baby Kathryn Home.” Twitter is @bringkathome.

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