Obama Granting Gun Rights to Illegal Aliens while Dissolving Our Borders

The Obama administration intends to unleash a scorched earth campaign over the next 18 months, with a promise to “squeeze every last ounce of progress” and continue “fundamentally transforming the United States of America”.

Following what some in media are calling his best week ever, the president was asked how he plans to utilize his newfound political capital.  An elated Obama told the press corps “The list is long”, referring to his 2015 Unified Agenda which identifies the upcoming regulatory actions to be taken by federal bureaucracies.

While the Spring 2015 Unified Agenda is markedly vague concerning most of its 3,415 regulations, clearly its overarching purpose is to enforce American compliance with an ever-expanding body of “international norms” like those required by the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.

Consequently, the 2015 Unified Agenda contains a number of backdoor gun control measures designed to further restrict the possession, storage, sale and acquisition of firearms and ammunition by law-abiding citizens yet in contrast, the Obama administration intends to lessen such restrictions for non-citizens.

Rule 1140-AA44, originally signed by Eric Holder, “would finalize an interim rule published on June 7, 2012 that removes the 90-day state residency requirement for aliens lawfully present in the United States to purchase or acquire a firearm.”

Rule 1140-AA05 will “require a firearms purchaser’s affirmative statement of his or her state of residence”, although with states like California, New York and even Georgia providing drivers licenses to illegal aliens, a person could enter the country illegally and then purchase a gun on the same day.

Another rule, 1140-AA08, opens the door for nearly unrestricted importation of firearms and ammunition by non-immigrants, i.e., aliens that are in the country temporarily.

Generally, the importation of firearms or ammunition by non-immigrant aliens is prohibited by law.  Yet the exemptions provided by 1140-AA08 would make sidestepping this prohibition as easy as being “admitted to the United States for lawful hunting or sporting purposes” or by simply filling out a permit application and affirming that one is not in the country on a non-immigrant visa.

Due to Obama’s relaxation of border security and immigration enforcement, the nearly 12 million people that have crossed our borders without any type of visa have now been granted quasi-legal protections. Therefore, under 1140-AA08, this massive population is free to import arms and ammunition without any oversight after entering the country.

These rules are bizarre contradictions for an administration whose effort to deny Americans their birthright to bear arms has been a political hallmark. Even before Obama began fighting gun ownership from the White House, he demonstrated unwavering opposition to an Illinois bill that affirmed a person’s right to protect against home invasion using a firearm. Likewise, Eric Holder famously called for Americans to be “brainwashed” into an anti-gun mindset (see video) and led the Justice Department as it conspired to kill the Second Amendment by exploiting the inevitable fallout from Operation Fast and Furious.

While resolute in the effort to disarm Americans, the 2015 Unified Agenda is evidence that both Obama and Holder have for years been simultaneously working to grant illegal immigrants and non-citizens unprecedented access to loosely controlled firearms.  To understand these otherwise inexplicable rules, they must be put in context with the policies concerning immigration and trade handed down to Obama from previous presidents.

Leading up to last week’s historic vote enabling Obama to move forward with his secret trade negotiations, Senator Jeff Sessions fought vigorously in opposition, warning that approval would put the US under the authority of an unaccountable international commission similar to the floundering European Union (EU). The deal was even described as “NAFTA on Steroids” harkening back to George H.W. Bush’s trade deal with Canada and Mexico that led to a massive trade deficit for the United States and caused an unprecedented spike in illegal immigration.

However, Obama’s trade and immigration policies were more directly inherited from George W. Bush who in 2005 met in Waco, Texas with Mexican president Vicente Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin to form the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP).  Justified as a tool for “increasing and enhancing security and prosperity in the United States, Canada, and Mexico”, the main purpose of the SPP is “eliminating barriers to labor and capital flows across national borders”.

Predating the United Nations and the EU, the formation of a unified American megastate became official US policy in 1948 with the creation of the Organization of American States (OAS). Every US president since Harry Truman has appointed an ambassador to the United States Permanent Mission to the Organization of American States whose stated principles include collective security, consolidation of government, fulfillment of obligations to the UN Charter, and effective limitation of conventional weapons.  As with the European Union, a  transnational union of the Western Hemisphere will require incredibly draconian and homogeneous gun laws in order to limit conventional weapons in the hands of non-state parties.

The CIFTA treaty, drafted by the OAS and sponsored by Barack Obama, defines “Illicit Manufacturing” as “the manufacture or assembly of firearms, ammunition, explosives, and other related material” “without a license from a competent governmental authority of the State Party”.   This provision would thereby require a federal license for literally every American gun owner that assembles a weapon after breaking it down for cleaning, in addition to requiring separate licenses for those that reload ammunition.

As the “unrestricted flow of labor and capital” ultimately mandates that all laws be standardized across the former nations that comprise a transnational union; Second Amendment activists, as well as citizens that are opposed to Obamacare, the threats to private property rights, global taxation without representation (also see here) and the Texans that have been fighting the Trans-Texas Corridor (a.k.a. the Port to Plains Corridor) would do well to recognize that they all share a common enemy and find ways to coordinate their efforts accordingly.

-James Franklin 1-7-15

“Dystopia” DHS Wargame for Jade Helm in Texas?

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Wargaming has been a tool for military planners throughout recorded history, and for decades, militaries have used computer technology to make simulated exercises more complex and fruitful.  More recently, the US Department of Homeland Security developed their own wargames with help from the Department of Defense.

One of these tools, first released in 2009, is called Dystopia: Where Bad Things Happen.  The toolset is a “…collection of geospecific and meta data…” including a detailed map, which functions like Google Earth, and a Wiki-type encyclopedia called Dystopedia.

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Dystopia gives the DHS Center for Homeland Defense and Security the means to practice real-world actions with a wide range of information including in-depth intelligence about private individuals and organizations such as churches and Boys and Girls Clubs.

The overview states that Dystopia “…is continually being developed and extended with people and places…” although from December of 2014 until this week, the only noticeable change has been the addition of cemeteries.

The overview also states that Dystopia is a purely fictional world, comprised of several small communities as well as two large urban areas “…separated by a regional boundary that can serve a county line, state line or national border, depending on the requirements of the scenario.”

However, the territory on one side of this supposedly generic boundary is labeled Mexico and with that information, it becomes clear that the other side is almost certainly Texas.

For instance, the two major urban areas, separated by a border, are called Diablo Valley and Nuevo Diablo; which could represent the two major cities of the Rio Grande Valley, Laredo and Nuevo Laredo.

The Texas side of the map also has a major port city.  This city has a U.S. Coast Guard station, several embassies and every oil pipeline on the map leads to the refineries found there.  It takes no stretch of the imagination to see this as Houston.  The coastline also has geographically significant barrier islands, just as Texas does.

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The US side of the map is incredibly more detailed than the Mexican side, which has few strategically important features aside from power plants and a military base.  However, on the other side of the border one can spend hours sifting through categorized layers of information.

In addition to utilities, zoning districts and transportation routes, the locations of apartment complexes and civic organizations are also pinpointed.  Even organizations that seem unrelated to DHS functions are marked, such as the local chapter of the Hell’s Angels, the West Side Chess Club.

Of course, no domestic training scenario would complete without a contingent of white supremacists; and in Dystopia, the supremacists have a rural compound, which the DHS classifies, as a “house of worship”.

By itself, the Dystopia tool raises many questions, especially given the failure of the DHS to control our southern border.  Yet taken in context with the upcoming Jade Helm exercise, the plans for which pre-date 2013, Texans should demand answers from the DHS.

How long have they been training for dystopia in Texas?  What scenarios are they preparing for, and what plans do they intend to execute?

-James Franklin 5/15/15

Update Concerning the Jade Helm Missile Sites & this Website

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My awesome wife found this photo showing the fake missiles at the Snyder ESS. I also found the following two photos in the archives of the Dyess AFB Press. (Click the thumbnails for higher resolutions)

Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.

Concerning this website, I hope to soon have time to add many, if not all of my articles from the past two years to this site. Some will have pictures where it’s important for communicating the facts but some will not because of time constraints.

Keep your powder dry and your provisions well stocked.

Fake Missiles in Texas cause Nationwide Jade Helm Hysteria

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Fake Missiles in Texas cause Nationwide Jade Helm Hysteria

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In the past week, Youtube and certain alternative media sites have exploded with reports of a “new” surface-to-air missile site in Texas.  The “journalists” insinuate this is proof that the Jade Helm 15 exercise is actually cover for a military buildup in preparation for an impending war against hordes of ISIS fighters streaming out of Mexico.

Quite simply, this could not be further from the truth.

I happen to know Travis Kuenstler, the man that took the photos, and have confirmed that this site is in fact the Snyder Electronic Scoring Site (ESS).

According to the USAF: “The Snyder Electronic Scoring Site, which falls under the 7th Operations Support Squadron, was established in 2002.  The site provides ‘real world’ airpower threat-reaction training to aircrews to ensure the survivability of personnel and equipment in actual battle situations.”

“We’re the bad guys on the ground,” said William Clingenpeel, site manager. “We send up signals that simulate tracking radar, antiaircraft artillery and surface-to-air missiles. It’s the aircrew’s job to avoid us, get in there and do their damage.”

Travis’ photo of signs at the Snyder ESS (top) and as seen on Google Earth (bottom)

Travis’ photo of signs at the Snyder ESS (top) and as seen on Google Earth (bottom)

More specifically, this site serves as a training tool for the 7th Bomb Wing, 12th Air Combat Command at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas which includes the B-1 Bomber and the B-52 Stratofortress.

The site is 7 miles north of Fluvanna, Texas on the left-hand side of Farm to Market Road 1269.  One can also view satellite images of the site on Google Maps at 32°59’00.3″N 101°09’14.8″W.

In addition to the electronic warfare threat simulators, the site has mock-up targets with heat sources the aircrews use to test on-board sniper pod equipment.

Mock-up targets such as SA-2 Surface-to-Air Missiles and 2S6 M Self Propelled Air Defense Vehicles are scattered throughout the main facility and remote locations.

Google Earth Research (1)Nearby Winston Field outside of Snyder, Texas is also part of the greater electronic scoring complex and in 2013 served as a site for ‘simulated airport seizure’ in an exercise that included bombers, transport and attack aircraft.

According the 2007 Department of Defense Base Structure Report, there is also an ESS located in Pecos, Texas in addition to the site outside of Snyder.

As a member of the Texas Liberty Movement, I am certainly concerned about the Jade Helm 15 exercise and share the sentiments of Kimberly York, Regional Coordinator for the Texas Nationalist Movement who spoke to the Big Spring City Council condemning their decision to host the Jade Helm 15 exercise without consulting nor deferring to residents.

Speaking privately, she voiced legitimate concern that property owners in the area may inadvertently fire upon participating troops as they conduct armed maneuvers in the dead of night.

Over the past decades, the wanton refusal of the mainstream press to conduct true journalistic investigations into government action has created an explosion in citizen-journalism; unfortunately, not all members of the “alternative-media” demonstrate the discipline that should be demanded from news sources.  An unwillingness to do research or report factually will only serve to discredit the new press and further disenfranchise the societies that have been betrayed by traditional news sources.

In addition, given the suspicion surrounding the Jade Helm exercise and the potentially dangerous reaction that such tension might provoke, it is vitally important that we not allow ourselves to be overcome to the point that we fall victim to the careless fame-seekers that are hawking salacious half-truths to the detriment of their own readers.

James Franklin 4/21/15

Enabling Police Brutality

At a time when the entirety of Western civilization is focused on eliminating police corruption and ending the suffering that unlawful police departments inflict upon citizens, a Texas State Representative, Jason Villalba (R-Dallas), is ramping up his crusade against civil liberties, seeking to diminish public oversight of police action.

This month, Representative Villalba introduced a bill that would prohibit:

  • filming, recording, photographing, or documenting the officer within 25 feet of the officer; or
  • filming, recording, photographing, or documenting the officer within 100 feet of the officer while carrying a handgun

thereby criminalizing basic rights enumerated in the first and second amendments to the US Constitution.

Villalba, a Republican, has included language in the bill that provides an exception for government-defined “members of the press”, mimicking the failed attempt by California Democrat Diane Feinstein to curtail free speech with her amendment to the 2013 Free Flow of Information Act.

Activists within the Texas Liberty Movement indicate that Viallba’s bill will be opposed in the House although no legislators have gone on record to confirm this yet.

Critics of the bill say that it is a continuance of a frightening trend in government to criminalize lawful behavior, limit human rights and eliminate citizen oversight.

On Friday, Murdoch Pitzgatti, the President and co-founder of Come and Take It Texas said,

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When filming anything in public becomes illegal, the First Amendment has died. Where the First Amendment is restricted, the Second Amendment will be used to remedy the situation

Pitzgatti added, “Under this bill, concealed handgun license holders must stay even further away while filming. We will not follow an unconstitutional law, especially one that singles out law-abiding citizens that have been vetted and have undergone extensive background checks and treats them like criminals.”

The bill stands in marked contrast to the efforts made by Texas citizens, including police andlawmakers, to increase oversight of police actions through the use of body cameras and other measures. Similar initiatives, put forth on the national level, have received nearly universal support in the wake of Ferguson and other highly publicized incidents involving police shootings.

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Like Feinstein, Villalba would have the legislature ignore the ways in which technology has enabled journalism to evolve, narrowly defining “journalist” in such a way that would criminalize the work done by many of today’s most powerful and influential members of press.

Sadly, these attempted end-runs around the First Amendment are far from isolated occurrences. Over the past decade a multitude of evidence has surfaced that reveals an increasing animosity towards the press on the part of government, though this animosity has not gone unchecked.

In 2011 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled unanimously in favor Simon Glik, who was arrested and charged with illegal wiretapping for making a video recording of police actions in Boston.   Sarah Wunsch, a staff attorney for ACLU Massachusetts called the case “…a resounding victory for the First Amendment right to openly record police officers carrying out their duties in a public place,”

The right to a free press is an American principle that predates the founding of the republic. In an Appeal to the Inhabitants of Quebec (1774), the First Continental Congress wrote:

The last right we shall mention regards the freedom of the press. The importance of this consists, besides the advancement of truth, science, morality, and arts in general, in its diffusion of liberal sentiments on the administration of Government, its ready communication of thoughts between subjects, and its consequential promotion of union among them, whereby oppressive officers are shamed or intimidated into more honorable and just modes of conducting affairs.

Fifteen years later, the people’s right to criticize government specifically compelled the Founders to include within the Bill of Rights the statement that “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.”

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Americans have long cherished the right to a free press and rightfully so. Efforts by those in government to flout this basic premise of our constitutional republic clearly recalls the Nazi’s Reichstag Fire Decree; which, in 1933 made criticism of the government a criminal offense in Germany and paved the way for the terror of national socialism.

But what terrorizes minions of big government, like Jason Villalba, is a free people exercising their natural rights unimpeded by regulation.

Another highly publicized bill filed by Villalba this session, under the guise of protecting religious liberty, would amend the Texas constitution to allow state and local governments to “burden” a person’s free exercise of religion if “the burden is necessary to further a compelling governmental interest…” Villlalba has since folded under the pressure coming from both sides of the issue and withdrawn support for his own bill leaving Representative Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) to pick up the slack.

Last year in US News & World Report, Jason Stverak wrote,

“The term “public servant” has become the vogue euphemism that career politicians and government employees use for themselves, but it more aptly applies to people working for the common good and the betterment of their community. Journalists fit under this umbrella because they are a check on those in power, and our government should be applauding anyone who puts in the legwork to uncover the truth instead of drawing arbitrary lines to hinder them.”

Take note Villalba, that’s the way real Texans think.

Miraculous: Liberian Doctor Curing 90% of Ebola Victims

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Liberian Doctor Gorbee Logan

Desperation and hope led Liberian doctor Gorbee Logan to treat a fellow healthcare worker for Ebola using Lamivudine, a drug used for treating HIV and hepatitis B. Over the next two days the patient showed remarkable improvement and ultimately survived.

As of October 3rd, Dr. Logan had used the drug on at least 15 others, saving 13 of them. That’s a survival rate of 86.6%, a miraculous contrast to the 70% fatality rate observed during this year’s Ebola outbreak.

Dr. Logan wasn’t taking a stab in the dark but rather capitalizing on research that was reported as early as 2001.

Thirteen years ago Reuters reported on a medical discovery that found both Ebola and HIV/AIDS use the same mechanisms to spread throughout the human body.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – December 1, 2001 – The viruses that cause AIDS and Ebola, two deadly, contagious and highly feared diseases, spread through the body using the same mechanism, U.S.-based researchers said on Friday. The researchers, led by Dr. Paul Bieniasz of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center at New York’s Rockefeller University, said they hoped their finding might lead to the discovery of new drugs to help treat HIV and Ebola infections.

Evidently, that discovery did lead to the creation of new drugs that could be deployed to fight the most deadly and widespread Ebola epidemic in history; but the western medical community has done nothing to make that happen.

Instead, over the past few months we’ve seen scores of interviews with doctors and researchers that ignored existing treatment options and instead focused on non-existent vaccines as if there were no other possible medical response.

Each of these experts offered excuses and explanations for why there is no Ebola vaccine including a man credited with discovering the pathogen, Peter Piot, a Belgian microbiologist.

In a CNN Money interview (above), Piot said that ‘…we don’t know enough how to treat someone with this viral infection, with Ebola, we don’t know exactly how to prevent it through a vaccine, and we don’t know also how exactly the virus causes death.”

Dr. Piot’s statement was a lie, and he knew it.

Although medical experts tell us that there is no definite cure for Ebola, nearly everyone on the planet has now heard of ZMAPP. This experimental bio-pharmaceutical set a historic precedent this year, credited with saving the lives of western doctors that had become infected with Ebola while serving in Africa. As their colleagues struggled to save their lives, virtually all of the ensuing drama was broadcast live, all over the world.

Mr. Piot’s career essentially began with the discovery of Ebola, one of the most feared pathogens in existence, yet we’re supposed to believe that he didn’t notice this historic development?

In the CNN interview, Piot would have us believe that nothing can be done about this pandemic that CDC Director Tom Frieden characterized as “spiraling out of control”. Yet the same week that this interview was aired, Piot was quoted in the Guardian saying that “…ZMapp may be an effective treatment of Ebola infection in humans. It is now critical that human trials start as soon as possible.”

Professor John Ashton, president of the UK Faculty of Public Health blames the lack of an Ebola vaccine on Big Pharma’s disregard for impoverished Africans.

For whatever reason, Piot’s interview on CNN ignored vital and pertinent information that has resulted from decades of Ebola research. Assuming that was the intent, the only other “success” that can be attributed to the interview is that it fostered apathy towards the horrific deaths of thousands of African people.

In an article published by British newspaper The Independent, Professor John Ashton, president of the UK Faculty of Public Health (the British counterpart to our CDC), blames the failure to find an Ebola vaccine on the “moral bankruptcy” of the pharmaceutical industry. He reasons that the refusal to invest in an Ebola vaccine is due to the fact that, until last month, it only affected people in Africa.

“In both cases [Aids and Ebola], it seems that the involvement of powerless minority groups has contributed to a tardiness of response and a failure to mobilise an adequately resourced international medical response.

“In the case of Aids, it took years for proper research funding to be put in place and it was only when so-called ‘innocent’ groups were involved (women and children, haemophiliac patients and straight men) that the media, politicians, scientific community and funding bodies stood up and took notice.”

So maybe this Dr. Peter Piot is simply a despicable racist that has no interest in actually combating Ebola because its only an “African problem”. Though even if that were the case, its uncharacteristic of a scientist to wittingly appear to be ignorant.  It’s widelyrecognized science is a very ego-driven pursuit, especially for researchers that are the “rock stars” of their fields. When Dr. Bieniasz published the connection between AIDS and Ebola more than a decade ago, Peter Piot should have found himself in a unique position to lead the scientific community in the eradication of both AIDS and Ebola; thus earning for himself a most enviable position in the annals of science.

One can hardly imagine that Dr. Piot would gain so much pleasure from the deaths of Africans that he would willingly forgo such an opportunity, yet he’s obviously aware of a possible treatment for Ebola, while simultaneously keeping it secret from the unwashed masses that get their news from CNN.

Perhaps there’s a touch of classism in Piot’s feigning ignorance about Ebola treatments.

Or maybe he’s an ignorant and unmotivated has-been. Perhaps he attained his only real achievement in the 1970’s, by being in the right place at the right time; and now he just peddles his name to agenda-driven editors and producers so that he can earn a little pocket money.
Dr. Peter Piot, who helped discover Ebola in 1976, told CNN Money that there are no known treatments for Ebola on the same week that he praised ZMapp in an interview with The Independent.

It could be that Dr. Piot just doesn’t give a damn about fighting Ebola, or AIDS for that matter, regardless of who it affects; and it’s possible that his deliberate effort to hide scientific breakthroughs is the product of something more sinister.

None of this would really matter if Dr. Peter Piot was, in fact, a washed-up quack. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.

Peter Piot is presently the director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine , in 2009-2010 he was the Director of the Institute for Global Health at Imperial College, London and is a former President of the International AIDS Society.

Piot was also the founding Executive Director of UNAIDS and served as Associate Director of the Global Programme on AIDS for the World Health Organization. He was even Under Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1995 until 2008. His bio states: “Under his leadership UNAIDS became the chief advocate for worldwide action against AIDS.” Obviously, a discovery that identified an essential link between the treatment of both AIDS and Ebola should not be a forgotten bit of trivia for this man.

Although he’s a physician that is relied upon by millions to safeguard public health, he obviously has an agenda that is incongruent with the duty that he’s been entrusted to fulfill. When a person of this magnitude goes on international television and spreads such malicious disinformation we should be able to rely on the press and our leaders in government to call him out and discredit him – but they wont.

Regardless of what Dr. Piot and the United Nations has either done or refused to do regarding Ebola, Barack Obama declared last week that the “…United States will continue to help lead the global response…” to the scourge. (emphasis added) Since the discovery of the disease in 1976 the United States has been a central figure in the Ebola story. If we, as Americans, intend to undertake a sincere and critical analysis of the history of Ebola and the efforts to destroy it, then we should rightly begin by examining our own government’s role in the saga.

Possible Ebola Patients in Texas Now Being Released Without Medical Testing

In the past 24 hours, at least four patients have been admitted for signs of Ebola only to be cleared within hours after being screened by questioning.

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credit: James Durbin

Yesterday a patient at Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospital in Amarillo was admitted with signs of Ebola and reported having been in contact with a person that had recently returned from an area in Africa where the Ebola outbreak is occurring. The patient was isolated along with the triage nurse that assessed the unidentified patient. According to local news reports the patient responded that he or she had been in contact with a person who had traveled recently to the Ebola stricken region but unidentified “officials” claim that the person had not traveled to any of the four affected West African countries in the past 21 days. Due to this assertion the patient and the nurse were released from isolation.

Unfortunately, it must be recognized that Ebola has now been contracted in Texas as well as in Africa and experts expect it to occur again.

In Midland, Texas two patients were similarlycleared last night without medical testing. “The state did not deem them as possible cases based on the history and the signs and symptoms, and no test was authorized,” according to Val Sparks, Inspection Preventionist for Midland Memorial Hospital.

According to the interviewer that spoke with Val Sparks, testing for Ebola can only be done by the State Health Department in Austin. This revelation is especially troubling for area residents because another possible Ebola patient in Midland was said to have been cleared by medical testing although the tests were done locally.

That patient was removed from a commercial airline flight after it made an emergency landing at Midland International Airport last week.  The patient was held at Midland Memorial Hospital for 24 hours.

An hour ago a news report stated that Midland Memorial Hospital was ‘prepared for more Ebola cases’ yet also stated that these cases “did not meet criteria for Ebola testing,”

5212479_G-300x174spokesman for University Medical Center (UMC) in Lubbock, Texas told reporters that it takes two days for conclusive Ebola test results. That city recently deployed hazmat crews to transport a possible Ebola victim from their residence to University Medical Center. Lubbock police confirmed the man had recently traveled to the Ivory Coast in Africa.

Lubbock EMS Director Chris Teague said there were other people present in the house where the patient was found. While they were all said to have been “attended to according to protocol” the hospital spokesman revealed that the state will not be testing any of them for Ebola.

According to a local news report “Early Thursday afternoon, medical personnel were handing out masks at the emergency room entrance to UMC. (EMS Director) Teague said the masks were in response to “flu-like symptoms” exhibited by a patient, but that the situation had been cleared. Teague could not confirm if the two patients were the same person.

Since the Ebola outbreak in Texas began, each day has brought confirmation that individuals must be prepared to rely upon their own knowledge and preparedness in order to keep themselves and their families safe.

Texas Officials & Healthcare Workers say “Imminent Ebola Epidemic is a Certainty”

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The evacuation team from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases practices a rescue in Martinsburg. Photograph by Karen Kasmauski

The evacuation team from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases practices a rescue in Martinsburg. Photograph by Karen Kasmauski

Texas officials and healthcare workers from around the state are urgently warning friends and family that an “imminent Ebola epidemic is a certainty“.

This is not a test.

The above quote is drawn from a conversation between the author and a Texas healthcare professional with over 39 years of experience in many areas of medical care including ICU, ER, labor & delivery and currently works as a Director for a hospice organization. The individual quoted also has direct relationships with members of the Texas State Legislature and staff within the Texas Governors office.

The first version of this article contained a mistake stating that Thomas Eric Duncan had been moved from Texas Health Presbyterian in Dallas to Texas Health Presbyterian in Plano two days after arriving at the hospital via ambulance. The sentence should have stated that he was moved from the Plano facility to the one in Dallas. The correction has now been made. The miscommunication occurred during an early morning conversation between the author and and an administrator at Texas Health Presbyterian. Both are residents of Texas and are under an incredible amount of stress due to their personal involvement in the Ebola outbreak. We sincerely apologize for the error and ask that our readers be understanding of the fact that the situation in Texas is a developing one. As whistleblowers continue to come forward we will continue striving to maintain the highest degree of journalistic integrity. 

This is a developing story and more details are pending but facts include:

As of noon today, the CDC has concluded a meeting with Texas Health and Human Services recommending that all hospital employees that interacted with Thomas Duncan be confined to the hospital under protective order. Reportedly, Dallas health officials are resisting this recommendation. This comes as officials announced that a second nurse in the Dallas area has been confirmed to have Ebola. She flew on a commercial airline flight only the day before being diagnosed and is currently being flown to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

Thomas Eric Duncan was treated at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Plano for two days before being transported to the hospital in Dallas. This information comes directly from a hospital administrator.

Hospital employees have been threatened with termination if they are caught revealing this information. Those that are financially invested in the Dallas hospital fear that the facility will be forced into bankruptcy because of the Ebola outbreak there. Investors are trying to maintain secrecy about Duncan’s stay in Plano in order to protect their investment in that facility.

Patients are not being admitted to the emergency room at Texas Health Presbyterian in Dallas and are being directed to Texas Health Presbyterian in Plano. The Plano facility is now at maximum capacity.

The same pool of hospital staff are working at both facilities on an alternating basis.

Healthcare workers that were on scene when Duncan was taken into quarantine report that they were not physically equipped to deal with the situation and that their necks were not covered at all during the process, though some may have wrapped their necks with medical tape.

Healthcare professionals report that Texas Health Presbyterian in Dallas is woefully unprepared to deal with contagious disease even in comparison to similar hospitals.

The CDC released Ebola guidelines for Emergency Medical Services on October 1st. Medical personnel that have called CDC Information Hotline for clarification of these guidelines report that their calls are being answered by people that are not medically trained. Those answering the calls have had trouble providing answers to many questions.

The CDC has not issued any guidelines for hospice workers or those tending to patients within their own homes. The flu season is coming and yet hospice employees are entirely untrained to determine whether a person reporting symptoms may have Ebola or the flu.

Staff at Governor Perry’s office have told healthcare workers that, in congruence with federal law, the Centers for Disease Control is leading the effort to combat Ebola but privately admit that the CDC has made hardly any effort to do so.

Quarantine-Medical-Disease-1-300x168The CDC maintains a quarantine station in Dallas, as well as in Houston and yet they have not moved suspected Ebola patients to these facilities.

Not only are hospitals and state agencies unable to afford hazmat suit for medical staff, most suppliers are out of stock. This comes after the U.S. Department of State recently ordered 160,000 hazmat suits and 5,000 body bags.

Medical facilities around the state report that they’ve been waiting weeks for N95 respirators that are on back order.

Governor Perry’s staff reports that he is ‘fit to be tied’ because he has learned that CDC is recommending that healthcare workers use subpar N95 respirators instead of N100 respirators because the CDC does not want to foot the bill for the more expensive masks.

As of October 12th, Governor Perry has hurriedly formed an Ebola Task Force that is reportedly being trained at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio and will be deployed to the Dallas area as soon as possible. Sources worry that the trainees will not be adequately prepared to deal with the emergency because their training is being expedited.

US Army troops that are being sent to the heart of the Ebola outbreak in Africa are being drawn from two bases, Ft. Campbell in Kentucky and Ft. Hood in Texas. Fears are that when these troops become sick, they will be transported back to their home base.

Texas Ebola cases are on the same trajectory as those in Africa, doubling every two weeks. The WHO reports that cases there may soon soar to 10,000 per week.

Today it’s been reported that Obama has made the unprecedented move to cancel fundraisers to meet with advisers concerning the crisis.

Those that are involved in the response effort in Dallas are even quietly wondering if a state of martial law will soon be implemented in Texas due to the crisis, although there is not yet any reliable indicators that this is a possibility.

Further information will be reported as soon as it is confirmed.

UPDATES:

HOUSTON MAYOR: ‘NO DOUBT WE WILL HAVE A CASE OF EBOLA’

EBOLA CRISIS PROMPTS PERRY TO CURTAIL EUROPE TRIP

DALLAS NURSES ACCUSE HOSPITAL OF SLOPPY EBOLA PROTOCOLS – “”For their necks, nurses had to use medical tape, that is not impermeable and has permeable seams, to wrap around their necks in order to protect themselves, and had to put on the tape and take it off on their own,” the statement reads.

Hospital in Amarillo on lockdown for ‘POSSIBLE EBOLA’

Belton ISD Students on Plane with Second Ebola Nurse

Military Family & Student at Eagle Mountain – Saginaw ISD Possible Ebola Victim

Possible Ebola in Lubbock, Texas

Exclusive: First Presbyterian Hospital to Staff: “No Flaw” in Releasing Ebola Patient

Last week First Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas blamed a flaw in their Electronic Health Records (EHR) system for the oversight that led to the discharge of Thomas Duncan, exposing countless individuals to the Ebola virus.

However, an internal email obtained from a staff member at First Presbyterian tells a different story.

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This comes after a Dallas paramedic denounced the hospital for telling the public that they had been quarantined after transporting Duncan to the hospital and that the ambulance they used was taken out of service.

“All the people in the back of the ambulance 48 hours later before they finally took the ambulance out of service,” said Dallas Paramedic Geoffrey Aklinski in a discussion on Facebook, “none of them have been contacted. None of the paramedics that were on that shift and went in the ambulance were contacted. I’ve been off three days now. No one contacted me and I was in and drove that ambulance after it was infected.”

Aklinski said he was going to a doctor on his own initiative to be tested for the Ebola virus. “This is definitely a concern and exposed workers have not been contacted or tested… like me,” he explained. “I had to call into control in Dallas at 8 pm and complain to get evaluated.”

By9hssLCcAAHt0v-300x160Before returning to the hospital on the 28th Eric Duncan vomited “all over the place” outside his apartment. The vomit remained on the sidewalk until four days later when a news helicopter captured footage of unprotected maintenance workers pressure washing the vomit as residents strolled by.

A previous internal email at First Presbyterian confirms that the CDC is directing the response to the first case of Ebola diagnosed on American soil which begs the question: what did CDC Director Frieden mean when he told the nation that the situation in Dallas was “under control”?  Did they order First Presbyterian to lie to the American people and the people of Texas? Were all of these shameful failures part of the plan?

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