Canada Stops Issuing Visas to Residents of Western African Countries Like Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia with Widespread Ebola
AT LEAST SOME ONE IN NORTH AMERICA CARES ABOUT KEEPING THEIR CITIZENS SAFE FROM EBOLA, EH…
Effective immediately, Canada has stopped issuing travel visas to individuals who are residents of Western African countries where Ebola is widespread. Canada has closed its doors to residents of countries like Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia that are ramped with Ebola. In a news release issued some hours later, the government said it was taking “new precautionary measures to protect the health and safety of Canadians.” Unlike in America where we have a government who would behind the scenes plan to bring Ebola to the United States to treat and in turn put 300 million citizens at risk, Canada has instead chose to protect their land and citizens … God keep our land, glorious and free. O Canada, we stand on guard for thee!
KUDOS to Canada as they did what was in the best interest of Canada, not what was politically correct.
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
Canada is following in Australia’s footsteps and has closed its doors, effectively immediately, to people from the West African countries battling Ebola.
In a move that puts Canada at odds with the World Health Organization, the federal government said Friday it is suspending the issuance of visas for residents and nationals of countries with “widespread and persistent-intense transmission” of Ebola virus disease. As well, work on permanent residence applications for people from the affected countries is also being suspended.
The stress on countries with widespread transmission provides an out for the United States, which currently still has at least one active Ebola case within its borders. At present only three countries meet the definition of widespread and persistent Ebola transmission: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
The change was announced Friday in the Canada Gazette. In a news release issued some hours later, the government said it was taking “new precautionary measures to protect the health and safety of Canadians.”
The government said the move does not affect Canadians in West Africa; Canadian health-care workers helping in the effort to contain Ebola will be permitted back into Canada, the release said. As well, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander retains the discretion to grant entry on a case-by-case basis in exceptional circumstances “where travel is essential and in Canada’s interest.”
“The precautionary measures announced today build on actions we have taken to protect the health and safety of Canadians here at home,” the news release quoted Alexander as saying.
Ebola has wiped out whole villages in Sierra Leone and may have caused many more deaths than the nearly 5,000 official global toll, a senior coordinator of the medical aid group MSF said Friday.
Rony Zachariah of Doctors Without Borders, known by its French initials MSF, said after visiting Sierra Leone that the Ebola figures were “under-reported”, in an interview with AFP on the sidelines of a medical conference in Barcelona.
“The situation is catastrophic. There are several villages and communities that have been basically wiped out. In one of the villages I went to, there were 40 inhabitants and 39 died,” he said.
The World Health Organization (WHO) published revised figures on Friday showing 4,951 people have died of Ebola and there was a total of 13,567 reported cases.
Charles Krauthammer Hammers Obama and Democrats on Ideology, Incompetence & Playing the Race Card … This Election is About Obama Ideology & Incompetence
2014 ELECTION ABOUT LIBERAL IDEOLOGY AND INCOMPETENCE …
During an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News’ “Hannity” Friday night, Charles Krauthammer discussed the upcoming midterm elections and stated that the Democrats have been airing nasty and racist campaign ads because they’re desperate. When you have nothing to run on, you call some one a racist. As Krauthammer said, the Democrats are not only the party in charge of government, they are the party of government. The American people have lost faith that the Democrats can handle anything as shown by their incompetence with Obamcare, the VA scandal, Secret Service where they leave the front door of the White House open and had been most recently crystallized by their handling of Ebola.
The 2010 election, the shellacking the Democrats took was about ideology. It was about liberal overreach–the stimulus, Obamacare, over-taxation, over-regulation, and we know what the result was. That set off this counterreaction called the Tea Party. And what we’re seeing now six years later is an election that’s not only about ideology. It is a rejection of hyper-liberalism, but there’s now an overlay of sheer incompetence.
“It’s not just that [Democrats] are the party in government, they are the party of government,” Krauthammer said. “[Yet] they can’t run the d**n thing! And that’s why there’s this huge resentment against the Democratic Party and that’s why they’ve got to start calling people names.”
Charles Krauthammer offered his advice for Republicans who get hit with the rhetorical charge of racism:
I think that when you’re accused of being a racist, you don’t even dignify the accusation with a response because then you’re conceding the premise. I have to prove I’m not a racist. I oppose the president because of his policies, I have since the beginning of his administration. If someone wants to imply it’s on account of his race, I will not give them the dignity of a response. That’s not America.
FINALLY, AFTER 214 DAYS IN A MEXICAN JAIL …ANDREW TAHMOORESSI FREED!!!
Judge Victor Octavio Luna Escobedo of the Sixth Federal District Court in Tijuana ordered the immediate release of a U.S. Marine veteran Andrew Tahmooressi, who was being held in a Mexican jail on possession of weapons charges. Tahmooressi had been jailed since March 31, 2014 when he accidentally crossed the US/Mexican border with ammunition and three loaded weapons. The judge ordered his release on humanitarian grounds and dismissed the case on the grounds that were that Tahmooressi was unfit to stand trial because he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.
VIDEO – CBS News
A Mexican federal district judge in Tijuana on Friday ordered the immediate release of a U.S. Marine veteran being held in Baja California on federal weapons charges.
Andrew Tahmooressi, who was on trial for crossing the border with ammunition and three loaded weapons on March 31, returned to the United States Friday night and flew to his family’s home in Florida.
The decision by the Mexican Attorney General’s Office to cease its prosecution of Tahmooressi brings to a close a high-profile case that has resounded far beyond the border.
In the United States, it prompted calls for Tahmooressi’s release from politicians, veterans groups and conservative talk show hosts. But for months there had been an impasse, as Mexican federal prosecutors insisted that the case be resolved through the courts — not through diplomatic or political pressure.
Mexico freed U.S. Marine reservist Sgt. Andrew Paul Tahmooressi, who’d been held in a prison there for seven months.
Tahmooressi boarded a flight for Miami from San Diego.
“It is with an overwhelming and humbling feeling of relief that we confirm that Andrew was released today after spending 214 days in Mexican jail,” relatives said in a statement Friday night.
Tahmooressi family spokesman Jonathan Franks said Friday night in a statement: “The family is overjoyed. They are asking for privacy at this time.”
The court said it found no cause to prosecute Tahmooressi on charges of carrying two firearms used exclusively by the military, possessing cartridges used exclusively by the military and carrying a firearm without a license
The court also recommended he be treated for post-traumatic stress disorder.
“It’s a victory for American veterans,” said former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who had talked to Mexican officials to urge them to release retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi on humanitarian grounds. “It’s a victory for the United States.”
U.S. Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said he was “elated” by the news and that his PTSD will be treated by specialists in the United States. He had met with Tahmooressi in jail and talked to Mexico’s Jesus Murillo Karam about the case.
The Divider in Chief Barack Obama Politicizing Ebola … Why Do Volunteer Healthcare Workers and Military Heroes Treated Differently?
WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU EXPECT FROM A COMMUNITY AGITATOR?
Hmm, haven’t we seen this photo-op before of doctors in lab coats? As only the Community agitator in Chief Barack Obama could do, yesterday he took an issue like Ebola that could affects all Americans and does not care whether one is white, black, brown, green or purple, whether one is straight or gay, man or woman, rich or poor, or Republican or Democrat and managed to divisively politicize it. But what else is new for Obama? Believe it or not Mr. President, we can owe some one a debt of gratitude, consider them heroes and quarantine them so that the good they did in West Africa does not become a bad in the United States.
Obama stated in a stern voice, too bad he does not show the same resolve when speaking about terrorism: “When they come home, they deserve to be treated properly, they deserve to be treated like the heroes they are.” Who says they are not? Just curious though, why didn’t the so-called Commander in Chief say the same about the US military who are in West Africa battling Ebola? When our US military heroes come home, they face a mandatory 21 day quarantine, and properly so.
Once again the out of touch “contrarian president” who has to keep Americans continually pissed off, goes against the will of the American people who by an 80% to 17% margin want Ebola quarantines.
President Barack Obama repeated his message that America needs to support those treating the Ebola outbreak in Africa, saying “the world owes them a debt of gratitude” — even as authorities in Maine weighed whether to enforce a quarantine on a nurse there.
“What we need right now is these shock troops that are out there leading globally. And we can’t discourage that, we need to encourage it, and applaud it,” Obama said Wednesday at the White House, flanked by about a dozen workers who had either just come back from Africa or were preparing to go.
State Department Memo Shows Barack Obama Administration Going to Move Non-Anmerican Ebola Victims to United States
As reported at Special Report, FOX News obtained a State Department memo showing the Obama administration is planning on moving infected Ebola patients to the United States. UNBELIEVABLE. This joke of an administration would bring Ebola infected patients to a country that had no Ebola and had no real policies and procedures in how to deal with it? Exactly who is Barack Obama the president for and what oath of office did he actually take? How could anyone allow non-Americans into the United States to be treated? Haven’t they told us that the only way to protect America was to handle it over there?
OBAMA, YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, NOT THE WORLD!!! THIS MAN IS LITERALLY TRYING TO RUIN AND BANKRUPT THIS COUNTRY. WHO KNEW OBAMACARE COVERED HEALTHCARE FOR NON-AMERICANS.
A memo obtained by Fox News indicates the Obama administration has been considering allowing non-American Ebola patients into the U.S. for treatment – though a State Department official on Tuesday denied any such plans.
The document was obtained by Fox News from a Capitol Hill source, who said it is a memo prepared by the State Department. The top of the document is marked “sensitive but unclassified – predesicional (sic).”
The “purpose” of the memo states: “Come to an agreed State Department position on the extent to which non-U.S. citizens will be admitted to the United States for treatment of Ebola Virus Disease.”
The document goes on to discuss – and advocate for — devising such a plan. The memo recommends that “State and DHS devise a system for expeditious parole of Ebola-infected non-citizens into the United States as long as they are otherwise eligible for medical evacuation from the Ebola affected countries and for entry into the United States.”
JUST HIS INITIAL RESPONSE JEB?
Former Florida Governor and noncommittal 2016 GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush is calling our Barack Obama saying that his initial response to Ebola was “incompetent”. Jeb Bush made this comment as he was speaking in Nashville, TN at Vanderbilt University on Tuesday. One might first say, what response? Second, one would say, just his initial response Jeb, Obama continues to act incompetently when it comes to Ebola and the risk he is putting America and Americans at. Third, isn’t it par for the course, pardon the pun, for Barack Obama to act incompetently? That has been the theme to his presidency.
Why was there no policy or plan in place to deal with Ebola?
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is calling President Barack Obama’s initial response to Ebola “incompetent.”
“It looked very incompetent to begin with, and that fueled fears that may not be justified,” Bush said during a discussion at Vanderbilt University, according to The Tennessean. “And now you have states that are legitimately acting on their concerns, creating a lot more confusion than is necessary.”
Bush said the president was not “clear and concise” about his plans to combat Ebola, and described an incident in which anthrax was mailed in 2001 to a Florida-based tabloid, The National Equirer, during his time in office as an example of a better approach to addressing public fears.
“We gave people a sense of calm, what the plan was,” Bush said. “We talked in plainspoken English. We were totally engaged.”
EXIT COMMENT: Who finds it ironic that Jeb Bush is calling Obama “incompetent” when for years it was Democrats who called Jeb’s brother, President George W. Bush stupid?
Missing Child Alert Issued for 8 Years Old Peyton Blodgett Missing Since 10/25/14 in Macclenny, Florida (Update: Missing 8 Year Old Boy Found, Taken to Hospital)
A missing child alert has been issued for 8 year old Peyton Blodgett in Macclenny, FL. on Saturday morning, October 25, 2014. Peyton Blodgett was last seen at his grandmother’s home in the area of the 6800 block of State Road 121 in Macclenny, Florida. The 8 year old is also said to be low functioning autistic. The Baker County Sheriff’s Office says the grandmother and her boyfriend went out to do yard work while Peyton and his 5 year old sister watched TV.
A Florida missing child alert has been issued for Peyton Blodgett, a white male, 8-years-old, 4 feet tall, weighing 40 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes; last seen in the area of the 6800 block of State Road 121 in Macclenny, Florida, wearing white and a blue tie-dye t-shirt, blue jeans, black & white zebra-striped socks, and green tennis shoes.
The sheriff says deputies searched the grandmother’s home over five times and couldn’t find Peyton.
They called in K-9 units to track his scent, and brought in officers on four-wheelers to search the wooded area around the home.
Even neighbors stepped in to help.
“My mother’s house is a couple houses down and it was one of the abandoned houses they couldn’t get access to so I helped them get into the house to search,” said Beck Heyes.
But as the day turned to night, there was no sign of Peyton.
“It’s going to get cold, he’s going to be hungry, he’s going to be scared to death and he’s autistic which makes it even more urgent,” said Heyes.
The Baker County Sheriff’s Office along with the FBI, The Florida Department of Law Enforment and Highway patrol are out again on Sunday.
Peyton has not been found as of 10:30 p.m. Saturday. The FBI and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Missing Persons Department took over the search Saturday night. They will search until local officials return Sunday morning.
The Jacksonville Dive Team will be arriving to the scene at 7 a.m. Sunday to search two nearby ponds. More K-9 units will be brought to the scene. The Baker County Sheriff’s Office will also return to the search area at 7 a.m. Sunday.
Sheriff Joey Dobson said a pond near the address he was last seen at, 6863 South SR 121, his grandmother’s residence, will be searched by divers tomorrow. That’s also when authorities will give the grandmother and her boyfriend, seven-time felon Jerry Carter, lie-detector tests, he said.
“They were outside and [Peyton] was inside. He just disappeared,” said Sheriff Dobson, adding that the youth’s parents were in Gainesville today.
Peyton was last seen in blue jeans and a blue shirt with Daytona on the front and black sneakers.
Most of Mr. Carter’s convictions are for non-violent offenses, save an aggravated assault count on a law enforcement officer, the sheriff said.
“I don’t think it will turn out good,” he conceded.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of this child, please contact the Baker County Sheriff’s Office at 904-259-2861 or 911.
The search is over for an eight-year-old boy with autism reported missing over the weekend, authorities said.
Peyton Blodgett was found safe and appeared to be in good condition, but he remained in critical condition at last check Monday night, a spokesperson for Wolfson Children’s Hospital told First Coast News.
Authorities from several agencies had been searching for Blodgett, the subject of a Florida Missing Child Alert, for two days since his reported disappearance Saturday.
“We have found Peyton Blodgett, probably the best day in 18 years that I’ve had,” said Dobson.
SNL Mocks Barack Obama & His Ebola Czar Ron Klain: Some People Want to Criticize how We have Handled Ebola. It was no way as Bad as How We Handled ISIS Situation …
For years SNL protected Obama and claimed there was nothing funny about him, not any longer … “This whole Ebola thing is probably one of my greatest accomplishments …”
Last nights Saturday Night Live opened with a skit ripping President Barack Obama’s handling of the Ebola virus and his pick of political operative Ron Klain as Ebola czar. The reality is, the skit was reiterating facts and the audience laughed as if it was a punchline. You know it is bad for Obama when even the libs at SNL are mocking him for his clueless ineptitude of handling Ebola and then even referencing other screw ups like the IRS and NSA scandals and the Obamacare website roll out debacle. However, this joke has been a reality to many who have been affected by these scandals. Interestingly enough, SNL did not quite mention all scandals like Fast & Furious and Benghazi-gate where Americans actually died. I guess that wouldn’t be funny, would it?
Welcome to the joke that is the Obama presidency … six years later, it is not very funny to most Americans.
“I assure you, it was nowhere near as bad as how we handled the ISIS situation. Or our various Secret Service mishaps. Or the scandals of the IRS and NSA and I don’t know if you guys remember, but the ObamaCare Website had some pretty serious problems, too. In fact, if you look at all the stuff that’s happened in my second term, this whole Ebola thing is probably one of my greatest accomplishments.”
A journalist next pressed Klain to admit “you have no actual medical training or background in dealing with infectious disease.”
Later in the skit, Obama introduces his political operative Ebola czar Ron Klain, who had some words of wisdom for the worried Democrats ahead of the midterm elections for those who may or may not be affected by Ebola.
“The Ebola virus actually flourishes in warmer climates,” so “if you live in a southern state, such as Louisiana, Arkansas, or Kentucky, you actually may want to avoid any large public spaces like, say, a polling booth.” An “exception, however, is that we believe Latinos in red states may actually have an immunity to Ebola.”
Dr. Craig Spencer Who Treated Ebola Patients in Guinea, West Africa Rushed to NYC Hospital with Ebola-Like Symptoms … Tests Positive for Ebola
GOOD GRIEF ARE YOU KIDDING ME … WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE TO TAKE EBOLA SERIOUSLY AND THOSE EXPOSED TO IT … A FULL FLEDGED PANDEMIC?
EBOLA COMES TO THE BIG APPLE … 33 year old Craig Spencer, a Doctors Without Borders physician, who recently returned to the United States after treating patients in Guinea, West Africa was rushed to Bellevue Hospital with Ebola-like symptoms. Craig Spencer returned to NYC and landed at JFK International airport on Oct. 17. According to accounts, Spencer’s temperature was 98.7 degrees upon arrival. Looks like the new so-called protocols of people entering the country are garbage and do not properly screen for Ebola. Hmm, haven’t we been saying that for how long? What part about a 21 day quarantine for those healthcare workers who have been exposed to Ebola is such a difficult concept to grasp? Also, when are healthcare workers going to act more responsibly, themselves?
Craig Spencer and his fiancee have been isolated. This is some what unreal that a doctor who knows the risk of Ebola would subject others and his own fiancee to the disease.
A 33-year-old Doctors Without Borders physician who recently treated Ebola patients in Guinea was rushed in an ambulance with police escorts from his Harlem home to Bellevue Hospital on Thursday, sources said.
Craig Spencer, who was was suffering from Ebola-like symptoms — a 103-degree [SM editors note: correction, 100.3 degree] fever and nausea — spent Wednesday night bowling in Williamsburg, the sources said. He used Uber taxis to get there and back.
He landed at JFK airport on Oct. 17 on a connecting flight from Brussels, a source said. Spencer’s temperature was 98.7 degrees upon arrival, the source added.
Spencer had been working with Doctors Without Borders in Africa, treating Ebola patients in Guinea, sources said.
He’s undergoing testing at Bellevue to see if he has the deadly virus.
“After consulting with the hospital and the CDC, DOHMH has decided to conduct a test for the Ebola virus because of this patient’s recent travel history, pattern of symptoms, and past work,” the Health Department said.
Test results should be available in the next 12 hours, they added.
When are we going to take this fatal disease seriously, does the Obama administration want America to become like West Africa, riddled with Ebola? Stop the PC nonsense and get serious, stop travel from affected countries and provide 21 day mandatory quarantine for those healthcare workers and military forces who have to provide care in these areas. Craig Spencer returned from Guinea, Africa 10 days ago before showing Ebola-like symptoms. NYC Mayor de Blasio says there is no reason to be alarmed. REALLY? Spencer rode the A, L, and No. 1 subway lines, went running, used an Uber livery cab, and went to a bowling alley in Williamsburg called the Gutter. The bowling alley has since been closed and many unsuspecting NY’ers who rode on the same subways are now concerned. Limited contact, do you know how many people there are in New York City? There is no such thing!
Since returning from Africa, Spencer rode the A, L, and No. 1 subway lines, went running, used an Uber livery cab, and went to a bowling alley in Williamsburg called the Gutter Wednesday night, said Dr. Mary Bassett, the city’s health commissioner. He also visited the High Line park in Manhattan at some point, she said. He began exhibiting a fever and diarrhea on Thursday morning.
“Today, EMS HAZ TAC Units transported a patient to Bellevue Hospital who presented a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms,” Basset said in a statement earlier Thursday before the diagnosis. “As a further precaution, beginning today, the Health Department’s team of disease detectives immediately began to actively trace all of the patient’s contacts to identify anyone who may be at potential risk. The Health Department staff has established protocols to identify, notify, and, if necessary, quarantine any contacts of Ebola cases.”
Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the man had limited contact with others since coming back from Africa and was working with health officials to identify them. One of those was his fiance, who was also brought to Bellevue. The mayor also cautioned New Yorkers that their chances of contracting Ebola are very slim, even if you were on the subway with Spencer.
“We want to state at the outset that New Yorkers have no reason to be alarmed,” de Blasio said. “New Yorkers who have not been exposed are not at all at risk.”
But of course Obama is not taking it seriously, he appointed a political operative to be the Ebola czar, rather than some one with healthcare and healthcare management experience.
New York City Doctor Tests Positive For Ebola – Doctor’s Fiancee, 2 Friends Healthy, But Being Quarantined.
At the news conference, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said officials believe Spencer came in contact with four people during the time he was infected and symptomatic, and state officials are already talking to those four people.
Those four people include Spencer’s fiancée and two friends – all of whom are healthy, but have still been quarantined, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Commissioner Dr. Mary Travis Bassett said.
The fourth person who is in contact with the state is the driver of an Uber car, which Spencer took when he went bowling Wednesday night in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Bassett said. The Uber driver had no direct contact with Spencer, and is not believed to be in any danger, she said.
- The panic of Ebola is reaching the people in my area of Canada. People are waiting in long lines to get Flu shots, whether or not they even do any good against Ebola
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