Friday, May 25, 2012

Flesh-Eating Bacteria No Cause for Panic : "Experts" Try to Cover for CDC/WHO Intentional Release

"Experts," Healthday shill, attempt to cover for killer bacteria creators CDC and WHO as they realize intentional release may now be out of control

HEALTHDAY
By Amanda Gardner
05/24/2012

Despite scary headlines by the score, most people don't have to fear that they'll be the next victim of the so-called flesh-eating bacteria disease, experts say.


Necrotizing fasciitis
"Only about 10,000 to 12,000 cases are reported a year in the U.S.," said Dr. Pascal James Imperato, dean of the School of Public Health at State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. "It's relatively rare." Flesh-eating bacteria, known scientifically as necrotizing fasciitis, occurs when certain types of bacteria penetrate the skin and then invade the blood system.


People who have weakened immune systems, such as the elderly, people with diabetes and people taking immune-suppressing drugs are more at risk for the condition. Sports teams or people who congregate in close vicinity could also be at higher risk, said Dr. Kenneth Bromberg, director of the Vaccine Research Center at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York City.

"But," added Imperato, "there are also instances where there is no apparent disposing factor, and it can occur in people [who are] relatively young and healthy, so it has a certain unpredictability to it."


Weaponized bacteria is highly contagious
So it has been with three relatively young people in the southeastern United States who became infected recently.

The first was a 24-year-old graduate student in Georgia who has been on a ventilator and, so far, has had both hands, a leg and the other foot amputated. The infection took hold after she cut her leg falling from a homemade zip line.


Another victim, who is 33 and also lives in Georgia, has already undergone five operations, had two pounds of dying tissue from his groin area removed and will still have to endure skin grafts and reconstructive surgery, according to USA Today.

The third patient is a 36-year-old mother of newborn twins in South Carolina who has had seven surgeries and remains in critical condition, according to CNN.

Necrotizing fasciitis can be caused by any one of a number of bacterium, said Bromberg.

The major culprits can be quite common in the environment and include Streptococcus, which can also cause strep throat, and Staphylococcus aureus, although sometimes more than one bacteria can be contributing to the problem, Imperato said.


When "experts" say "don't worry," that's exactly when you should start

But even infection with the chicken pox virus can result -- albeit rarely -- in necrotizing fasciitis.

Most of the time, an infection "will begin and abort very quickly as the body's immune system is sufficient to terminate it before it progresses to a stage where a limb or an arm becomes severely swollen and undergoes necrosis," Imperato said.

But it can result in amputations, and even death, 10 percent to 20 percent of the time.

As with the graduate student in Georgia, infections usually start with an innocuous-seeming cut or scrape or crush injury, which progresses to swelling and worse.

The good news is that these infections tend to respond well to a variety of antibiotics if they're given early enough. If drugs don't work, doctors will go in and remove the dead tissue, Imperato said.

If you're on a sports team, using alcohol-based gels and other hygiene precautions such as diligent hand-washing and not sharing towels will reduce the risk of necrotizing fasciitis, Bromberg said.

Any infection, however minor, which progresses and becomes red and swollen, especially if it's accompanied by diarrhea and vomiting, should be brought to a doctor's attention, Imperato advised.


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TSA, Under Fire and On Ropes Again, Wants to "Upgrade Its Service"

This translates into "deeper digital penetration" of American sheep who will accept any humiliation from TSA pedophiles, molesters

Wall Street Journal
By Scott McCartney
05/23/2012

As anyone who travels regularly knows, airport screening has had its share of blunders, embarrassments and controversy.


TSA a "happy hunting ground" for the worst pedophiles
And the Transportation Security Administration is, once again, attempting to change that.

The 10-year-old agency has been under fire from Congress and the public for treating all travelers like potential terrorists, inconsistently applying complex rules at checkpoints and putting people in distressing situations. Amid emerging threats, the agency has lurched through new technologies, some of which didn't work out.

Training and supervision are factors, TSA Administrator John Pistole acknowledges, and he has put new programs in place to improve communications and even promote common sense. He also blames continued checkpoint problems on the sheer scale of checking 1.7 million people per day and the delicate nature of screening people, where agents are charged with the objective of finding underwear bombs on the bad guys without being offensive to the good ones.

Will problems keep happening? "I think there will continue to be incidents," Mr. Pistole said, "but as we move more to risk-based initiatives, we'll see fewer and fewer." 


According to recent news accounts: A mother was told incorrectly she couldn't take an ice pack and empty bottles for breast milk through airport security. Two elderly women had to pull down their pants to show medical devices. A teenager was wrongly ordered to go through a body scanner with her insulin pump, even though the machine can, and did, damage the device. A 4-year-old girl became hysterical when an officer insisted on patting her down simply because she hugged her grandmother, who was awaiting a pat down.

There is a police blotter, too. A TSA screener was ticketed for hurling a cup of hot coffee at an airline pilot who asked a group of screeners to clean up their profanity-laced conversation. TSA screeners in Los Angeles, Buffalo, N.Y., and White Plains, N.Y., have been charged with helping people smuggle drugs through airport security checkpoints. And there have been multiple arrests around the country in which screeners were accused of lifting cash, computers and other valuables from passenger bags.




The TSA does routinely have its successes. Last week alone, officers found 30 loaded guns in passenger carry-on bags. There were seven drug busts as a result of imaging technology, with contraband hidden on bodies and in clothing. One passenger was caught with a tube of toothpaste in her groin area, placed there after officers told her she couldn't bring the tube through. Those kinds of episodes, TSA says, show the agency could find explosives just as it finds drugs and toothpaste.

The agency is responsible for enforcing complex rules as thousands of officers screen millions of passengers across 450 airports in the U.S. So mistakes are bound to happen, Mr. Pistole said.


TSA Motto:  Let no child go unmolested
"I'd like to say we can guarantee 100% security and 100% customer satisfaction and it's just not realistic," Mr. Pistole said. Though the agency strives for that, "I don't know any government agency or business that has 100% customer satisfaction."

Changes to improve checkpoint handling of travelers are coming. This weekend, relaxed screening of people 75 years old and up will go into effect nationwide. That means anyone born in 1937 or before will be able to keep on their shoes and light jackets, and some belts.

Mr. Pistole said many of the agency's 45,000 checkpoint screeners have rote procedures down but lack good communications skills for dealing with the public. So he's running all through a "tactical communications" course; 28,000 have completed it and the rest will finish by the end of summer.

A longtime veteran of the FBI, Mr. Pistole has also created an "academy" for TSA supervisors. It recently graduated its second class of about two dozen supervisors.


Next up:  Digital penetration of babies

About 43% of its screening officers, who earn between $25,000 to $61,000 a year, not including extra pay for high-cost living areas, have some college education, TSA said. Its attrition rate fell to 7.2% of the workforce turning over in fiscal year ended Sept. 30, down from 18% seven years ago. More than half of the TSA workforce has been on the job more than five years.

Since taking over in July 2010, Mr. Pistole has moved TSA away from "one-size-fits-all'' screening, deploying new procedures to make things better for frequent travelers, children and now people 75 years or older. TSA's "PreCheck" program lets travelers who undergo background checks go through special screening lanes with their shoes on and liquids and laptops left inside carry-on bags. Mr. Pistole changed screening for children under 12 last fall so they could leave shoes on and avoid, in most cases, invasive pat downs.

Mr. Pistole said the agency runs criminal background checks on all hires, but arrests of officers have raised questions about continuous vetting and supervision of employees. He has cited those cases in town hall-style meetings with TSA staff as incidents that tarnish the reputation of everyone at the agency. "It does concern me," he said.

When the agency messes up, it will sometimes apologize. In March, the TSA apologized after an officer incorrectly told a nursing mother she either had to leave behind an ice pack and empty bottles for breast milk, or go fill them up with breast milk before flying. The officer involved also received retraining.

The agency also apologized after two women in their 80s complained of having to drop their pants to expose medical devices at New York's Kennedy International Airport in November. Again, JFK personnel received refresher training on screening passengers with disabilities or medical conditions.

But after a family complained about a pat down of a crying 4-year-old girl in Wichita, Kan., last month, TSA defended its officers, saying they followed procedures.

The girl ran up and hugged her grandmother, Lori Croft, while she awaited a pat down. Because they touched, TSA decided the girl had to be patted down as well. The girl became hysterical, and the family told the Associated Press that TSA officers began yelling at them, calling the crying girl an uncooperative suspect, and patted her down while she was held by her mother.

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CIA Discloses Names of 15 Killed in "Line of Duty" - Murdering Innocents

Scumbag CIA operatives deserved everything they received, attempting to play "sympathy card" wrapped in bogus patriotism now that they are being targeted, killed worldwide:  CIA needs to be disbanded, "agents" prosecuted for murder, genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity

LA Times

As Kennedy wished:  CIA needs to be disbanded, agents prosecuted
CIA "Director" David Petraeus:  This doofus now in charge of CIA murderers, will be held accountable for their crimes
CIA responsible for Bali bombings of 2002:  Former U.S. ambassador to Indonesia Ralph "Skip" Boyce presided over CIA operations in Indonesia
Former U.S. ambassador to Jakarta Ralph Boyce
CIA, Boyce responsible for creating terrorists worldwide

Coward U.S. General Says Soldiers Who Commit Suicide Are 'Selfish'

A pathetic example of today's military "leadership," Pittard has obviously never seen a day of combat or even hard work, let alone danger in Iraq or Afghanistan

AGENCIES
05/23/2012

After 10 years at war, American soldiers are showing severe signs of wear. Not only have 126,000 troops returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injuries since the start of the wars, another 70,000 of them have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. According to Army Vice Chief of Staff General Peter Chiarelli, the majority of soldiers disqualified from service due to injury have either TBI or PTSD.


Actual numbers of military suicides covered up by Obama
As you might imagine, all that mental turmoil has resulted in erratic behavior in the military's ranks. Hundreds of American veterans and enlisted people still commit suicide every year, and for a couple years more soldiers were killing themselves than were dying on the battlefield. Crime is regular enough amongst the veteran community that special "veterans courts" have begun popping up around the United States.

War demands that people kill men, women, and children, and watch their friends get killed in return—probably the most mentally taxing experience the world has ever known. Of course our soldiers come back in agony, and of course that agony sometimes leads to suicide. But to at least one American general, all this complaining about soldiers killing themselves is "selfish."


Disgusting coward Army General Dana Pittard insults troops
"I have now come to the conclusion that suicide is an absolutely selfish act," wrote Major General Dana Pittard, who commands Fort Bliss, one of the nation's largest military bases, in an official blog post. "I am personally fed up with soldiers who are choosing to take their own lives so that others can clean up their mess." Pittard added that any soldier thinking of committing suicide should "be an adult, act like an adult, and deal with your real-life problems like the rest of us."

The National Journal reports that the blog post was deleted from the Fort Bliss website soon after it was posted, but the damage has been done. Pittard has not apologized, nor has the Pentagon condemned his comments as being distasteful and out-of-touch. And now the world knows that one of America's leading military officials believes soldiers who commit suicide are simply not "being adults."


Rather than assist Marines, servicemen and women, coward cops arrest, beat homeless Veterans with blessing of "leaders" like Pittard

If nothing else, Pittard's comments should serve as a reminder of what our soldiers are up against. First they asked to fight, kill, and witness unknown horror. Then when they're damaged by that horror, they often face backlash that tells them they're weak if they can't handle the pressure. Some of this guilt is self-imposed, of course—men and women acclimated to the "military way" sometimes are unwilling to allow themselves to be seen as vulnerable. But a lot of that burden is caused by comments like Pittard's. The chain of command is a powerful thing, and when the person at the top of that chain is telling you you're a coward if you're thinking of suicide, the lesson gets internalized and can corrode a person from the inside out.


Thanks to scum like Pittard the military dead are better off than existing in the living hell reserved for today's Veterans on the streets and those being "treated" in VA hospitals with illegal Ecstasy and other mind-altering drugs to marginalize, shut them up, drive them to suicide

For centuries, we've lived in a world that says soldiers who break under the stresses of war are simply not strong enough, that they're being "babies" if they can't help themselves out of depression. That mentality has led to traumatized veterans who unsuccessfully try to take on their misery by themselves, only to eventually end up homeless, drug-addled, or dead by their own hands. I'm ready for a world in which a soldier's strength isn't measured by how few resources they need to help them get over their pain, but by how quick they are to reach out for those resources. In a world in which men like Pittard are the leaders, sometimes asking for help is the bravest thing anyone can do.
 


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ANDREW KREIG: EXPERTS REJECT FIRE AS CAUSE FOR 9/11 WTC COLLAPSES

The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

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The Geopolitics Of The United States, Part 1: The Inevitable Empire

The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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STRATFOR Editor’s Note: This installment on the United States, presented in two parts, is the 16th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

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Geopolitics Of The United States Part 2: American Identity And The Threats of Tomorrow

A look back at 2011 predictions for the future in order to put events of today into perspective

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By Robert S. Finnegan

This e-mail outlines and confirms the acts of espionage against Indonesia and Indonesians by Akiko Makino and the others involved both in Kobe University and in AI Lab at University of Airlangga, Surabaya; Bahasa Indonesia original follows English translation...

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By Robert S. Finnegan

On October 12, 2002 the Indonesian island of Bali experienced a terrorist attack that rocked the world. It was unquestionably well-coordinated and executed, the largest in the country's history.

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