This is a brilliant take down of America’s twisted criminal justice system by John Oliver on his Last Week Tonight with John Oliver show (HBO). Must See by ALL!
THE CDC makes no sense. It says it did everything right with respect to the Dallas Ebola victim, that he did not exhibit symptoms when he boarded a plane in Liberia and came to the U.S. Considering the fact that there is a 21-day incubation period for the disease, he (and all travelers) should have been in quarantine for three weeks PRIOR to boarding the plane in the first place.
JULY 2014 – Six vials of smallpox were discovered in a storage room at an unguarded FDA lab in Maryland that once belonged to the US National Institutes of Health. In all they found 12 boxes containing 327 vials labelled with various unpleasant pathogens, from influenza and dengue fever to rickettsia and Q fever.
JUNE 20, 2014 – Anthrax Scare: 84 workers at CDC’s Atlanta headquarters were exposed to the deadly bacterium, Bacillus anthracis, after a breach at the agency’s Bioterrorism Rapid Response and Advanced Technology Laboratory. The number of workers being monitored for anthrax was revised from 75 when the lab breach was announced The previous Thursday. Workers followed the wrong procedure to “inactivate” batches of Bacillus anthracis, the bacterium that causes anthrax. The agency came under attack on June 13 for “serious” airflow problems in its Atlanta building that houses anthrax, SARS and monkeypox. It stems from a poorly engineered airflow system in Building 18..
MARCH 2014 – Staffers sent samples of a fairly harmless strain of bird flu to scientists at the US Department of Agriculture. To the agricultural team’s alarm, every chicken they infected with the virus died. It was only after 21 birds had succumbed that they discovered why: the CDC samples had been contaminated with a strain of highly lethal H5N1 bird flu. Natural outbreaks of the virus have killed hundreds of people in Asia.
At least three different incidents between 2007 and 2012 called into question the CDC’s laboratory safety and security systems, which are designed to keep dangerous pathogens like smallpox, monkey pox and SARS from escaping into the general population.
In 2007, backup generators failed to keep airflow systems working during a power outage.
In 2008, the door to a lab housing Coxiella Burnetii was found to be sealed with duct tape after a ventilation system malfunction. Nine workers were tested for the bacterium, which causes Q fever, but none were infected.
2009-2010 – Security doors were left unlocked to an area where experiments occur with dangerous germs. “The doors in question here are but one layer of multiple layers of security when it comes to both the animals and the agents that are worked on,” CDC spokesman Tom Skinner said at the time.
There are probably more stupid breaches. This just goes to show that when the agency says it knows what it’s doing and tries to assure all of us that it does it’s just plain nonsense.
Jerry Brown, California’s criminal traitor of a governor is intent on selling out the state to illegal immigrants. First it was giving them driver’s licenses, now more free education and even professional licensing for doctors and lawyers. Why even have formal citizenship in this country if jerks like this can get away with this kind of absurdity?
He diverted hundreds of millions of dollars in polluter fees into building the doomed bullet train which is billions of dollars over budget and will most likely never be a reality in our lifetimes.
At the same time he does these irresponsible things he has the audacity to lecture the state’s Democratic leadership on the need for fiscal responsibility. The man is an idiot.
Democrats are the worst offenders of such pandering followed a close second by the ridiculous Republicans. Both are so desperate to get elected/reelected that they sell out to anyone who can cast a ballot. If dogs could vote they’d be giving tummy rubs to one and all.
Politicians are greedy pigs. In the case of Brown, though, he doesn’t have to worry too much about reelection since he has a huge lead over his republican opponent Neel Kashkari. Why? We have no idea other than to believe that Californians are supreme suckers to catering to illegal immigrants on every level possible and because the majority are democrats they simply vote that way anytime they can. Of course the alternative is to vote for a climate change/evolution denying, abortion banning bible thumper of a republican jerk off. There is simply no real choice; no common sense candidate.
USAViews stands by eliminating the Republican Party from our lexicon and punching the Democrats in the head to wake them up to smell the shit. Because the U.S. is going down the shitter faster than that fantasy bullet train.
The world is complex for sure: unrest, war, starvation, drought, overpopulation, climate crises, religious extremism. And what is the world in whole or in part doing about any of it? Piecemeal actions which ressolve nothing.
People and nations must take responsibility individually and en masse.
AFRICA: This continent for the most part is happily still living in the 19th century with its massive corruption and dictators. It is over populated on drought stricken land that cannot support its people. Religion and cultural norms dictate that women are genitally mutilated; no access to contraception; rampant poaching of animals for the benefit or profit and to fill the bellies of backward Asians who believe rhino horn is going to make them virile, as just one example. And now Ebola in West Africa where the uneducated population makes the situation dire beyond belief. Really, what has Africa done to resolve its own problems in all these years? Absolutely nothing or very little indeed. And so should the west help more? Only insofar to maintain strict quarantine and no travel into or out of the affected regions. As for poachers, they should be eviscerated!
USA: Get your own house in order first and foremost. Racial disharmony abounds; aids and abets rampant illegal immigration while at the same time there is homelessness, income inequality of unprecedented proportions, lack of universal healthcare, Wall Street and corporate abuses and takeover of the country and a government and Supreme Court that permits it; religious extremism; endless wars on other nations sucking our economy dry; government corruption with little in the way of prosecution; constantly supplying foreign aid to other nations that don’t really need it (such as oil rich nations) while claiming there are no funds for social programs at home; disrespect and nonsupport of military veterans; environmental pollution and wildlife decimation all in the name of profit; supporting disreputable countries like China and allowing it and other foreign entitles to take control of the U.S.
MIDEAST: Crazed religious extremism, corruption, rampant abuses against women and female children, human rights abuses, regional turmoil and the unwillingness to negotiate and resolve issues. Why should the rest of the world care to help when the countries in the region support and fund terrorism and genocide and happily hide their heads in the sand about everything?
EUROPE: Take a stand. It wanted a unified Europe yet all that’s done is allow unmonitored travel between nations which leads to illegal and unrestricted immigration into countries that no longer have their own identities and which supports terrorism; lets Russia get away with invasion of a sovereign nation. Europe has enough money to support itself and yet it expects the U.S. to do its dirty work on the war front and with respect to regional security.
CHINA: The world’s thief. Rampant corruption, piracy of the world’s intellectual, security and other resources; militarism, human rights abuses; polluter extraordinaire-air, water, land; nonstop fraud, selling toxic products to the rest of the world; lack of hygiene and control over pandemics-avian flu; world takeover of other nation’s real estate, resources and corporations.
VATICAN: This religious “nation” forces overpopulation by disallowing contraception and abortion on people who cannot afford to support more children throughout the world. All the unwanted children should be sent to the Vatican where they must remain fed, housed, clothed and educated until they are 21. The Vatican certainly has the wealth to do it.
Africa and the Middle East need to move into the 21st century. The USA needs to stop playing policeman to the world and instead support its own people. Europe needs to keep its regional individuality while stopping the spread of terrorism through its borders and maintain its own security. China needs to clean up its act on every front before the world will have anything to do with it.
And finally, the world should wash its hands of the Middle East and let the region self destruct in endless wars between religious extremists of one side against the other. It is such a sickening display of dictatorships and atrocities that appear to be condoned through the actions and inactions of the countries in that part of the world. Solution: quarantine, sanctions until it implodes from its own horror, weight and stupidity. The same could be said about Africa. China should have to fend for itself. Why is the world actually supporting China’s takeover of the rest of the world?
After scores of celebrity lemmings engaged in one-upmanship by taking part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, researchers predicted a cure was almost at hand, although it could take another 100 years.
Donations for the cause have been streaming in from people across the globe who enjoyed watching the celebrity lemmings jump at challenges made by fellow lemmings, each trying to top the other in absurdity or sheer volume of participants in a single action. Other factors included the size of the ice bucket, the proportion of water to ice and even what the lemmings were wearing: suits versus sweats. Some dumped the buckets of ice water over their heads while standing on lawns; others chose sitting next to a pool on concrete and there were dozens of variations in between.
Famed cancer researcher Oscar Goodnight (not his real name because the poor man has been getting death threats recently) said it was sad that people only react to stunts and that when the stunts are over people quickly forget about the issue. Dr. Goodnight hoped that other similar challenges would take place to support research for other diseases like cancer, HIV/AIDS, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, obesity, MS, Ebola, MERSA, auto-immune, autism, and on and on. He said there were simply too many to name. He suggested the celebrity lemmings could dump rotten cabbages over themselves to make an even greater impact.
There is no cure for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” a progressive neurodegenerative condition that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The videotaped ice bucket challenge, while making a contribution to the ALS Association, has raised more than $15 million according to The Hollywood Reporter, a news magazine that tracks various lemming activities. So is it a worthy cause? Of course it is. But so are so many others that will never get the kind of attention the ALS challenge has. How much money can your average person donate with all the diseases out there needing continued research?
Dr Goodnight also pointed out that cancer will most likely never be cured because the U.S. government (and the AMA) hides and disallows research into alternative methods because conventional chemo/surgery treatments are big profits for the pharmaceutical industry and cancer specialists. “But is anyone dumping buckets of ice water in support of alternative research freedom in this country?”, asked Dr. Goodnight. No. Maybe others should stand up and make a video demanding the right to alternative treatments for all dreaded diseases and tell the government to shove it’s totalitarian support of pharmaceutical companies profits up its Big ASS.
“Want justice? Report any scam, fraud, complaint or review on any type of company, individual, service or product… Consumers educating consumers”.
That’s how founder-owner Ed Magedson promotes his company RipOffReport on the internet. There you’ll be free to your heart’s delight to complain about anybody. Why it could be a big badass company that deserves your wrath for the way it’s ripping off thousands of consumers like you …OR …it could be your next door neighbor who you’ve had a beef with. All you have to do is write a scathing report, true or false-it doesn’t matter, and with the click of a button, it’s published on the internet from now until bloody doomsday.
That’s the way Ed Magedson likes it. He takes no responsibility and doesn’t have to since he’s just a third-party publisher just like the Google owned YouTube where you can post sick defamatory content and they won’t take that down either. Here’s what wikipedia says: “The Ripoff Report website claims that its stated policy is to refuse to remove reports. Ripoff Report states that it does not allow authors to remove their own reports, even in cases where a mistake has been made. Furthermore, the site states it will generally not remove reports in response to legal demands from attorneys.” That’s really interesting that the authors of the reports can’t remove their own content. Wikipedia goes on to say: “Many companies and individuals have sued Ripoff Report. [needs update] Ripoff Report has also sued many commentators that have been critical of it.” (you can view the entry here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ripoff_Report) Oh, oh, what’s the matter Ed, can’t take your own medicine?
If RipOffReport allowed posts only against large corporations that resort to scams and routinely harm individuals – like the scamming phone or insurance companies – then that would be acceptable. Most people would welcome the opportunity to publicly complain about these types of companies especially since the FTC and Attorney Generals’ offices usually won’t bother responding to complaints. But that isn’t good enough for Ed Magedson. No, he has to allow your average individual to be defamed across the internet for whatever crazy reason and make it so that no one, under any circumstances, can get the shit removed. That says a lot about Ed. And sadly, there are other internet scumbag scam reporting companies and websites that do the same thing. You can put something up but you can’t take it down. Ed Magedson also brags that RipOffReport has a whole bunch of other affiliated websites available to spread his company’s shit-ass “reports”. Perhaps you’ve seen them. Websites with strange names – they will pick up a particular report that’s been filed and run it to death so that the injured party is forever bloodied. A person’s reputation can’t be repaired and the reports will never be removed. Did the person deserve it? Maybe. Maybe not. But is it really appropriate to have privately feuding assholes display their disputes on the internet and then have their rants go rogue thanks to Ed Magedson’s despicable RipOffReport.
Mr. Magedson’s response has always been that the reports must be preserved for history that’s why he won’t remove them. So if you make a mistake or acted in the heat of the moment, too bad. On Ed’s RipOffReport the belief is that “Love is never having to say you’re sorry”. Apparently it’s the same thing with HATE.
We as a society recognize Hate Crimes. It’s a shame Ed Magedson can’t or won’t recognize the harm his refusal to remove defamatory posts can do. And he simply gets away with because he’s just a third-party publisher (per Communications decency Act 230 Immunity) who doesn’t have to take any responsibility so he won’t.
EVEN IF you want to defend RipOffReport’s rights,why doesn’t Ed Magedson allow the author of a report to remove the content if they’re the one putting it up in the first place? It is malicious in his intent to keep up reports that serve no purpose if they are between individuals and not mega corporations.
Bottom line: RipOffReport is a means to scam, defraud, defame on a grand scale. The website has been online since December 1998 fucking people over right and left. It’s operated under the guise of Ed Magedson’s Xcentric Ventures, LLC allegedly based in Tempe, Arizona.
MUST SEE: Video: EXPOSED: RipOffReport.com & Why It Appears Page 1 of Google