Nigeria has been declared officially free of Ebola after six weeks with no new cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.
According to the BBC, the Spanish nurse who was the first person to contract Ebola outside of West Africa has tested negative for the virus (a second test is required before she’ll be officially free of the disease). And the United States has reached an important milestone: the 21-day monitoring period for the 48 people who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola in Dallas, ended on Sunday and Monday. Aside from the two nurses who cared for him, there have been no new infections.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
YOUR MODERN REPUBLICAN PARTY
From Right Wing Watch:
Gun Activists Warn Obama is Raising a Private Black Army to Massacre White Americans
"Gun Owners of America president Larry Pratt appeared Tuesday on the Talk to Solomon Show alongside conservative blogger Greg W. Howard, of Twittergate fame, for another chance to spew anti-Obama conspiracy theories.
Pratt predicted that President Obama may begin confiscating guns in order to provoke a violent response to justify further oppression, which host Stan Solomon feared would lead to the imprisonment of hundreds of thousands of people."
The paranoid speaker, Larry Pratt, does qualify his paranoia: What he claims, he says, is not based on fact, it's his OPINION. But his insane opinion is treated as though it were a reasonable supposition.
The second speaker, Stan Solomon, adds to the lunacy by piling onto Pratt's fantasy. Claiming that Mr. Obama is not an American, he then falls off the sanity cliff by telling his audience that President Obama is going to take away people's guns and raise a black army to kill all the white gun owners.
I don't know who listens to these goofballs, but the fact that they have an audience at all is disturbing. And that their listeners believe their paranoid nincompoopery is deeply depressing.
This is the country we live in: Millions of Americans listen to this psychopathy every day, broadcast by people who belong to Gun Owners of America, the N.R.A., Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage, and others, and without critically thinking through the swill, they swallow it whole.
Then they vote.