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Tevya is Very Worried

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Our dear friend, Wasp Tevya, is at the breakfast table. He is shaking like a leaf and totally inconsolable. Tevya is very concerned about America's ability to deal with the Ebola threat. He has asked me to invite you all to breakfast this morning. He is preparing a batch of apricot pancakes with thick warm maple syrup. Bring your appetite and your patience, because Tevya is on edge. We will be waiting for your arrival at the door with warm Irish coffees.

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Camping Out Has a New Twist

Thank you all for coming this morning. I have been following the Ebola trail for quite some time and I am very concerned about recent events which have brought the disease to our doorstep. I have been reading about detention camps that are being built all over the United States. Quite honestly, I chalked these reports up to hysteria and hyperbole, but now I am not so sure. You won't hear about this in the mainstream media, but it is widely believed that the Department of Homeland Security in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency have begun the construction of domestic detention camps and CDC quarantine centers should Ebola become a national threat. Considering that Ebola patients are already in the United States it is easy to believe that these centers may become an ugly reality. The goal will be to move people into these camps in order to treat the disease and stop its spread. The whole thought of this leaves me speechless and shaking in my boots. It also conjures up visions of catching a virus and being thrown into an Ebola center. If the government handles this crisis the way they handle everything, Americans and bugs are in for a rough time.


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Ebola is Flying In

The United States government has invited the virus into the country. They have flown known victims into the states and quarantined them for treatment. Personally, i am highly skeptical of the government's ability to contain this disease. All it takes is one fool to misdiagnose the disease and send the virus out into the states. Oh wait, that has already happened. A nurse in Texas did that very thing. Because of this tragic mistake in Dallas, over 80 people are now under observation with four being in quarantine. Your President Obama told the nation that in the unlikely event Ebola appeared in the United States it can be dealt with easily because America has world class facilities and professionals. Two weeks after his remarks the "unlikely" event became a reality and one of the "professionals" blew it. There are many compelling reasons to secure the borders and Ebola has just been added to the list. This is a hell of a time for President Obama and Congress to be doing nothing.

Dr. Gil Mobley is a Missouri resident who has accused the Centers for Disease Control of being "derelict in its duty." According to Dr. Mobley the agency is not telling the public about the real possibility of Ebola spreading in the country. He made his point by arriving at the Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport in a hazmat suit. The hazmat suit had the words "CDC is lying" across his back! The good doctor had recently flown back into the country from Guatemala. The only thing he was asked about upon re-entry was whether or not he had alcohol or cigarettes in his possession. If there is screening going on at airports, thus far it is not apparent.

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Be Prepared

If you have turned on your televisions lately, it is hard to miss the repeated public service commercials urging families to prepare an emergency family plan. Often two different versions of this ad are on the air back to back. Clearly, the government thinks something is coming. It may be Ebola, it may be ISIS marching down main street or it may be the destruction of our power grid. Honestly, this bug doesn't know what to worry about first!

Perhaps this is the time for Americans to start taking preventive measures. Stocking up on supplies is starting to be a good idea. Personally, I want a hazmat suit!


Tevya's Song


Dear God, you made so many bureaucrats

It's no great shame to be a bureaucrat

But it's no great honor either!


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carol7777 2 years ago from Arizona

I don't think the American public is at all aware of this. and many put their heads in the sand. More important things to worry about?????I will be at Inn tonite with goggles and vodka


taxlarry 2 years ago

I have no faith in this government as it cannot be trusted to do anything appropriately. We have incompetent fools everywhere. We're screwed. I'll have another Irish coffee.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning carol,

This morning I saw a clip of people on the street being asked who Joe Biden is. Most thought he was a movie star!! These idiots go to the polls and vote so that people like us have to live with the likes of Obama! I'll meet you at the Inn. Vodka sounds right!


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning taxlarry,

Your lack of faith in the government is a sign of your intelligence. Let's load up on Irish whiskey to ward off the virus!


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

My confidence level in any government run organization is somewhere below zero. Soon we will all be living in isolation chambers just to maintain life.

Being prepared is always good advice but how does one prepare for a massive Ebola outbreak? I would certainly not rely on any of our existing government agencies to help us out.


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Tom Whitworth 2 years ago from Moundsville, WV

Pop and Tevya,

Good timely information. Forewarned is forearmed.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Mike,

I have no idea how to prepare. I guess it means isolating yourself. As far as trust in the government is concerned, I have none!!!! Tell me, Mike, is there any good news out there? I'll be at the Inn. That may be the ideal place to hide out.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Tom,

Head to the Inn and bolt the doors!!!


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

We have problems in River City, and if writers do not raise awareness, millions will continue to live in ignorance. You are definitely doing your part my friend.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

And our borders are still insecure, too little and too late!


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning bill,

Considering that people interviewed this morning have no idea who Joe Biden is, I may not be reaching the people that need information the most! I'll be at the Inn with the doors bolted. Knock twice and I'll let you in!


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Perspycacious,

The President is in love with the idea of open borders. After all, it destabilizes the country. See you at the Inn!


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

Patti - Considering the number of people who didn't know who Joe Biden was, it almost looks like we still have some low information voters out there.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Mike,

We certainly do and these same people may screw things up for another 8 years!!!!!


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WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

This is what we get when we knowingly hire someone with no leadership experience simply because he's glib and handsome. This what we get when we hire a man despite the fact that he boasted that he intended to remake the greatest country on earth into something our parents would never recognize.

Amazingly, we still have those who defend him, pleading with us to wait just a little longer for the magic to happen.


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maven101 2 years ago from Northern Arizona

Not to be conspiratorial, but if the government knew that a deadly pandemic was heading this way and that they could do little to stop it, do you think they would tell us?.... Imagine the mass panic and chaos.... I am not convinced that this country is in any way prepared for what this might turn out to be, but I am convinced that our government will do anything to avoid taking responsibility or action to prepare for what is coming, or what is already here...

Enterovirus 68 is a much bigger threat to children than Ebola. Children are dying from the virus and it is out of control in 46 states, but the media nor the WH will talk about it. WHY? Because the current outbreak was the result of the tens of thousands of children flooding across the southern border, and it is not politically correct to point out to the public they have created a pandemic in the US....


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Will,

Those people pleading for more time should do time! They are responsible for America's demise. I'll see you at the Inn. Just to be on the safe side, bolt the doors behind you.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear maven

You are making perfect sense. This virus, although common, has somehow turned into a deadly disease not unlike polio. The media is scratching the surface of the problem and the government is clueless. We can thank Obama and a deadbeat Congress for this hideous turn of events. I'll see you at the Inn. Maybe we should just stay there.


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lambservant 2 years ago from Pacific Northwest

Anytime the gov't makes an assurance, you can pretty much plan on the issue manifested. Here is a link to a great hub about Ebola signs and symptoms - http://hubpages.com/health/Sign-and-Symptoms-of-Eb...


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear lambservant,

Of course I agree. Thanks for the link. See you at the Inn.


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AliciaC 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

We certainly live in very scary times. I can understand why Tevya is worried. On a lighter note, I love the sound of apricot pancakes, maple syrup and Irish coffee!


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Alicia,

The breakfast takes the "sting" out of the reality of the world today. See you at the Inn. It may only exist in our imagination, but it's a great place to be.


bradmaster from orange county ca 2 years ago

Pop

It is scary that Ebola is yet another disease that we don't know much about its origin.

"The exact origin, locations, and natural habitat (known as the natural reservoir) of Ebola virus remain unknown; however, on the basis of available evidence and the nature of similar viruses, researchers believe that the Ebola virus lives in an animal host that is native to the African continent. They continue to search for the exact animal."

At the same time, the US and other countries are synthetically developing germ warfare.

We can't cure the existing non human created diseases and then we are trying to develop unstable and deadly diseases in the lab.

At the least, the US should be matching the funds that they spend on creating diseases to research and development of cures for these created diseases, but more importantly on diseases that have avoided being cured in the last one hundred years.

It seems strange how a fragment of biological life can know so much on how to live and breed in our bodies. How are we to call ourselves the highest level of intelligence in the world.

Bugs have survived where other lifeforms have died.

Thanks

bradmaster


Breakfastpop 2 years ago

Dear bradmaster,

Thanks so much for interesting commentary. The most dangerous and evil animal on the planet is man. That pretty much explains all the insanity these days. See you at the Inn.


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FitnezzJim 2 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

Breakfastpop, you may want to visit the CDC website and look into the information they share about Ebola. I was doing a quick scan read of a number of articles to see if they had research based information about mortality rate, rate of spread, incubation period, and other things that a scientist might use to try to predict long-term effects. I thought I read something in reports from ten years ago that indicated about 40% of the folks had no recall of being in contact with anyone who was sick, but they did recall ‘being bit’ in the past week. I disregarded it at the time because our trustworthy news sources are all repeating the line that it is only spread by ‘close personal contact’, and, it was not the information I was looking for. But then I recalled that most people (especially news reporters) base their knowledge on what they have been told by authorities.

All too often, authorities who fear projecting ignorance will forget to review their facts and data before answering a question from someone who ‘needs the answer right now’.

We see it all the time with preoccupied politicians who are asked by up to speed reporters about something they have not heard about yet. The reporters are all too willing to say ‘Aha! You don’t know, you aren’t so smart after all!’, so the befuddled politicians get cornered into making a wrong (but authoritative) answer.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear FitnezzJim,

I can see that the information about Ebola is evolving. Giving the public inadequate and false info is one way to stem the tide of panic., but it is hideous and does a disservice to all of us. I read today that now it is felt that the disease can be spread by sneezing. The truth is that after all this time researchers in the field haven't a clue about Ebola's origins or means of contamination. Soldiers heading to Africa to help will, no doubt, end up sick. When they return to the states the disease will spread. At this point in our history, I feel we are a nation of morons. God help us.... I am at the Inn and I think I may move in.


bradmaster from orange county ca 2 years ago

Pop

I was listening to the news today about the Ebola testing at airports by you. The CDC is implementing testing for fevers on passengers coming from countries where there is an Ebola threat.

While president Obama, who is out here today fundraising, has declared that we don't have stop air flights from these countries, the simple question of why wouldn't it be better to do these fever checks at both the source and the destination.

Five or more hours incubating on a plane could only spread the Ebola. There is no guarantee that Ebola can't be transmitted airborne. In any case, why is president Obama willing to take such a risk.

Just a thought.

bradmaster


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear bradmaster,

I have no idea why the fool in chief would want to take such chances, but he never takes advice and he usually makes all the wrong decisions. Maybe he hopes Ebola will take the scandals off the minds of voters, or he is hoping to kill off Republicans! He certainly is putting our military at great risk by sending them to Africa. When they return we will all be at risk. I'll see you at the Inn. How does relocating to Costa Rica sound?


bradmaster from orange county ca 2 years ago

Pop

I have heard good things about Costa Rica.

I will bring the brochures to the Inn.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear bradmaster,

I can't wait!!~


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Gawth 2 years ago from Millboro, Virginia

The FEMA camps have puzzled me for a long time. There was no justification for them. I have always tried to look behind the singers and dancers on stage. The scriptwriters are the ones who determine what happens. Lately, since the onset of Ebola, I get the unsettling feeling that soon I am going to to SOON see some prominent Thespian onstage, bowing before the floodlights, saying to us.

"Thank God for Obamacare! Thank God for socialized medicine! We could never have weathered the Ebola storm without it. "

Could it be? Or am I just a weathered, skeptical fossil?


Breakfastpop 2 years ago

Dear Gawth,

You are not alone believing this. I just read an article suggesting the exact same scenario. What is happening now is surreal. The strongest nation in the world making completely asinine decisions that endanger our safety. Where the hell is Congress? I'll see you at the inn. Pack a bag, we may have to stay there!


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teaches12345 2 years ago

You tell this with great bits of humor, but I agree with the seriousness your present. I don't know how we can fully prepare for what is surely coming our way (may be already here). Too bad we can't jump planets yet!


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning teaches,

We have been put in danger by a president who does not give a damn about the safety of Americans. This ebola breakout never had to happen, but with this president and his lack of concern for our safety the worst is yet to come. See you at the Inn.


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pstraubie48 2 years ago from sunny Florida

Something HAS to be done. It obviously is easier to spread that has been shared with us.

The young nurse who was caring for the patient in Dallas was known for the extra measures she took to ensure safety and now she is infected.

Angels are on the way to you ps


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear pstrauie48,

I have to say that I did not have one ounce of confidence that Ebola could be controlled. We have a culture of lying and we no longer possess the knowledge we need to control this disease. We are allowing infected people to fly into America. Is there anything left to say?

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