US sending 1,000 more troops to fight Ebola

The Hill

The Pentagon is sending as many as 1,000 more troops to Africa to help fight the Ebola virus.

The troops are being sent on top of the 3,000 President Obama has already ordered to help efforts in West Africa.

“We project that there could be nearly 4,000 troops deployed in support of this mission,” Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said Friday.

“I’m not going to put a floor or ceiling on this,” he added.More than 230 U.S. troops are currently in Africa helping to contain the disease.

The troops are deploying to West Africa to help build hospitals and other treatment centers, as well as testing labs. They will not have direct contact with Ebola patients.

Nonetheless, Kirby said all returning troops would be screened, and those suspected of exposure to the virus would be monitored for 21 days.

The additional deployments come as fears grow that the disease could spread after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first Ebola case in the U.S. on Tuesday.

Officials warned that the outbreak could widen. As many as 100 people in Texas were questioned, and 50 of those are being monitored for signs of the disease after coming into contact with the patient. Ten are considered at high risk for contracting the virus.

BREAKING: KIM JONG UN OVERTHROWN – Has Not Been Seen in 26 Days! …Update: Pyongyang Under Lockdown

Gateway Pundit

MISSING— One North Korean Communist Tyrant
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspects the latest weaponry with top aides in a previous photo before he went missing.

Vice NewsFormer Top Official Says Kim Jong-un Is No Longer in Control of North Korea

The Country’s Organization and Guidance Department (OGD), a powerful group of officials, have stopped taking orders from Kim Jong-un. A battle is simmering between factions within the OGD.

North Korean tyrant Kim Jong Un went missing this week.
The media said he was recovering from ankle surgery.
There are also reports that Kim Jong Un’s sister is now running the country.
Market Watch says his sister is running the country.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s younger sister Kim Yo-Jong has taken over the running of the country and is making all the important decisions in her brother’s absence, according to a think tank in Seoul formed by North Korean defectors. The North Korea Intellectuals Solidarity reported Wednesday that Kim Yo-Jong convened a meeting of Workers’ Party officials in early September and secured their support for her to act as regent while her brother is hospitalized. All party officials have been commanded to continue faithfully carrying out Kim Jong-Un’s orders and the military has been put on high alert, the NKIS said.

North Korean politician Yan Hyong-sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, met with the delegation of the Lenin Young Communist League of the Russian Federation this week.

The Daily Mail reported:

A former North Korean counter-intelligence officer has claimed that Kim Jong-Un is no longer in control of the nation and is now just a ‘puppet leader’.

Jang Jin-sung, who used to be an influential officer in Kim Jong-il’s propaganda division, made the sensational assertion at a September conference in Holland attended by several elite exiles, it’s been reported.

The capital, Pyongyang, meanwhile, has been placed into lockdown with even the elite banned from entering or leaving, according to a respected news site. This adds weight to Jin-sung’s claim, as a North Korean expert said that this kind of measure is only put in place when a coup has taken place – or is suspected.

UPDATE: The Telegraph is reporting that the capital Pyongyang is currently under lockdown.

New Focus International says the regime has restricted entry and exit permissions to Pyongyang three days ago. The source could not confirm whether this move was related to Kim Jong-un’s disappearance from the public eye for the past 26 days.

White House Asked If They Will Help U.S. Marine Rotting In Mexican Prison: Nope…

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Weasel Zippers

Enraging to say the least.

Via CNS News:

It’s the State Department’s problem.

On the same day Republican lawmakers urged President Obama to do something about an American war veteran languishing in a Mexican jail, a White House spokesman indicated it’s not going to happen.

“My colleagues at the State Department are very focused on this issue,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said at Wednesday’s briefing.”And so, I’d refer you to them for their efforts to work with the Mexican government.”

Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, says he asked Vice President Biden to ask President Obama to call the Mexican president directly to urge leniency for Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi — but apparently it hasn’t happened.

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This 124-Year-Old Tombstone Has a “Grave” Warning About Democrats

Conservative Tribune

Although they often project their own feelings and shortcomings onto the Republicans, the Democrat Party actually has quite a rich “history” of racism and policies that are destructive to the economy and individual rights.

The policies put forth by Democrats have contributed greatly to the destruction of the family unit, and have actually made income inequality and wealth disparity worse in the cities and states they control.

The propensity of the Democrat Party to slide towards socialism and communism is really nothing new though.  Mad World News recently shared the story of a “grave” warning about Democrats from over a century ago.

The 124-year old tombstone of one Nathaniel Grigsby, located in Kansas, contains an inscription warning future generations about the Democrat Party.

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Wanting to Prevent ISIS From Crossing Border Is Denounced as Racist

Moonbattery

First they convince you that the worst thing in the world is to be a “racist.” Then they tell you that wanting to defend your own civilization is racist. Then they obliterate your civilization, presumably so as to replace it with their depraved notion of utopia.

The process is happening everywhere you look, but is particularly prominent at the site of Bill Moyers, who is best known for his many years of spewing ultra-left propaganda on our dime at PBS. There you will find a screed by Ian Haney Lopez, a law professor at U.C. Berkeley, who proclaims that even wanting to defend the border from infiltration by Islamic State terrorists is a thought crime because it is racist:

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The New Pathway to Citizenship – Forcing Americans to Accept Lawbreakers as Equals

Freedom Outpost

Forgiving the breaking of the law is the new pathway to citizenship. Assimilation is no longer the goal of immigration. Immigration used to be assimilation into the American culture, becoming an American citizen. But the left has devised a new requirement for bringing the “frightened people” who broke the law “out of the shadows.” Never mind that they live among us in plain sight, free to come and go as they please, taking advantage of our country and of our hospitality.

The new pathway to citizenship is forcing Americans to accept law breakers as equals, as citizens with the same rights and benefits but not the same responsibilities we have as American citizens.

Busing children through Central America or flying them over Mexico and dumping them in Arizona, Texas, and all over the country sick and diseased, is the new forced immigration aimed at changing demographics in the United States.

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Ibuprofen Is All It Takes to Avoid Airport Ebola Screening: Experts

Free Republic

People who contract Ebola in West Africa can get through airport screenings and onto a plane with a lie and a lot of ibuprofen, according to healthcare experts who believe more must be done to identify infected travelers. At the very least, they said, travelers arriving from Ebola-stricken countries should be screened for fever, which is currently done on departure from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. But such safeguards are not foolproof.

“The fever-screening instruments run low and aren’t that accurate,” said infection control specialist Sean Kaufman, president of Behavioral-Based Improvement Solutions, a biosafety company based in Atlanta. “And people can take ibuprofen to reduce their fever enough to pass screening, and why wouldn’t they? If it will get them on a plane so they can come to the United States and get effective treatment after they’re exposed to Ebola, wouldn’t you do that to save your life?” On Thursday, Liberia said the first Ebola patient to be diagnosed in the United States had lied on a questionnaire at Monrovia’s airport about his exposure to an Ebola patient. Thomas Eric Duncan’s arrival and hospitalization in Dallas have underscored how much U.S. authorities are relying on their counterparts in West African countries to screen passengers and contain the worst Ebola outbreak on record.

Virologist Heinz Feldmann of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has studied Ebola for years and helped develop an experimental Ebola vaccine. He told Science magazine in September that airport screeners in Monrovia, where he spent three weeks, “Don’t really know how to use the devices.” He said he saw screeners record temperatures of 32 degrees C (90 F), which is so low it “is impossible for a living person.” Feldmann said in an email that according to his colleagues who have returned from Liberia in the last few days procedures for taking temperatures and doing clinical checks have improved.