- Created on Monday, 20 October 2014 00:34
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In this episode my guest is DJ Davey Hub of Grimsby, UK on the North Sea. Davey Hub is also the purveyor of TheOnlineFestival.com, a space where bands, DJs, musicians, music fans, and music lovers can gather together in a virtual music festival setting. With this mix, he delivers a blast of nearly pure Techno.
- Created on Sunday, 19 October 2014 17:19
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In this episode I feature brand new music by: Subset; TiT4TaT & Veitengruber; MJ White, ZuluMafia & The Sunchasers; Daniele Casa; Durs; Oliver Lieb * Ioan Gamboa; Dan Caster and Ichdu & Harry; Grand & Warren; Fabio, XB, & Adina Butar; and KhoMha! Plus: Mongo Speaks!
- Created on Friday, 17 October 2014 06:08
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Ebola Is Now Spreading In The US at an Exponential Rate.
The number of cases of Ebola diagnosed in the United States has doubled in the last two weeks. The first was Thomas Eric Duncan, who brought the disease here from West Africa. Last week he died, but this week two of the nurses who treated him were confirmed to have contracted the disease. So, at this point the doubling rate for cases diagnosed in the United States is about 14 days.
Time Is Of The Essence
The time period of the doubling rate is critical. Due to the exponential nature of the rate of contagion, by far, most of the damage done by ebola will occur in the final month of the outbreak. But whether the doubling rate is every two weeks, every three weeks, or every four weeks determines when US population extinction occurs.
If the doubling rate is 14 days, the US population will be extinct by November of 2015.
If the doubling rate is 21 days, the US population will be extinct by January of 2016.
If the doubling rate is 28 days, the US population will be extinct by June of 2016.
These projections assume that air traffic is effectively shut down from all other affected countries in the world immediately. If ANY additional ebola victims enter the US from other countries, the foregoing time-frames will be drastically reduced.
Unfortunately, Our Medical Infrastructure Is Unprepared to Deal Effectively With the Crisis
This week the National Nurses United union began a social media campaign and convened a conference call essentially stating that most US hospitals lack: (a) adequate training and protocols for nurses, doctors, and other hospital staff who must deal with ebola directly; (b) necessary and sufficient protective gear; and (c) appropriate infectious waste disposal methods and protocols.
Thus, when patients are brought by the CDC to select hospitals like Emory or the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha with advance warning and preparation, the disease is properly contained. But when ordinary citizens present at random hospitals, or even urgent care clinics, the story is one of ineptitude, confusion, ignorance, and contagion.
Governments At Every Level Are Unprepared Or Unwilling To Deal Effectively With the Crisis
Federal, regional and local governments have been conducting annual emergency preparedness drills for many years. However, these drills typically focus on the anticipated emergency du jour, such as natural disasters like earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes, conventional terrorist attacks, and bio-weapons like anthrax.
With the scene presently unfolding, each day it grows more painfully clear that that governments at every level have failed to adequately prepare for a risk like ebola: a highly infectious, rapidly lethal disease with an exponential rate of contagion.
How Government at the Highest Level Is Likely to View This Crisis
The failure of government to plan for such a risk, and to take sufficient measures to prevent catastrophic losses to the population it serves, creates the risk of the governed population refusing to acknowledge or cooperate with a government which is obviously unable or unwilling to protect it. This is government's greatest nightmare: the widespread realization that government is ineffective precisely when it is most desperately needed, that government is thus effectively a useless parasite, and that there are more of us than there are of them.
Accordingly, from government’s perspective, 3 outcomes are possible:
neither government nor the population at large effectively survives the catastrophic outbreak, in which case there is no longer anyone concerned with the issue of maintaining control of the governed anyway.
government does survive, it prevents a catastrophic population reduction, and the governed region is left to deal with its traditional resource allocation and acquisition issues while the planetary population continues its relatively unhindered growth;
government in some form survives the outbreak and the massive population reduction resulting from the outbreak eliminates the issue of government being unable to control the governed.
Therefore, it is clear that from Government’s perspective, the worst possible outcome results from actually effectively and competently controlling the outbreak.
- Created on Friday, 10 October 2014 03:59
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Last week I noted that the story of the first ebola patient to be diagnosed in the US had broken. This week, he died. Before he did so, he came in contact with at least 100 people during his brief stay in the US, about 18 of whom are now being closely monitored.
Last week I also argued that Ebola should be treated as though it is airborne. On September 4, 2014, the CDC updated their web page on the Ebola Virus, stating in the Definition section (not the Transmission section) that there is a risk of transmission arising from, “being within approximately 3 feet (1 meter) of an EVD patient or within the patient’s room or care area for a prolonged period of time (e.g., health care personnel, household members) while not wearing recommended personal protective equipment (i.e., standard, droplet, and contact precautions” In other words, they now admit that there is a risk of transmission through the air at close range. However, the medical definition of “airborne” does not actually include this mode of transmission, relegating the point to one of semantics.
Likely one of the reasons that the CDC and the WHO, and therefore the mainstream media have been publicly insisting the virus is not capable of transmission through the air is that there have been no controlled experiments proving the virus is capable of airborne transmission between humans. This is because it would be unethical to give someone ebola just to carry out such an experiment.
In the Nova documentary I referenced last week, a nurse who had been working in the Kikwik Ebola Clinic contracted the disease. Out of options, the doctors decided to give the nurse a transfusion of blood from one of the Ebola survivors. The treatment appeared to work. They gave the same treatment to 8 more patients, and 7 survived. The problem with this treatment was that since it was not given under controlled, double blind circumstances, there was no way of knowing whether the treatment had actually worked, or whether there were other factors responsible for these patients’ recoveries. Dr. Peter Kilmarx, of the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, said, “Unfortunately it’s not something we can study in humans. You certainly aren’t going to give someone ebola just to do a trial like that. We have to wait for an epidemic situation to do that.”
The same holds true for the issue of whether the virus is capable of airborne transmission among humans. We can’t intentionally give people ebola in order to conduct such a study - we have to wait for an outbreak - and even then such studies would arguably be unethical.
Whether the current outbreak has been intentionally exploited as such an experiment on a grand scale is unlikely to be publicly known for some time, if ever.
But there are some curious facts worth considering. The narrator in the Nova documentary stated early on: “The first priority is clear: Find every case and isolate it. The only way the epidemic can be stopped.”
At this point, therefore, the responsible thing to do would be to shut down air traffic out of the affected West African countries. Were we to do so, it is likely other countries in the world would follow suit, in order to prevent potential carriers from taking circuitous routes to western countries with the most advanced medical infrastructures.
Nevertheless, the US Government has failed to close our borders or shut down air traffic from the affected West African countries. Instead, the President has ordered five international airports to begin ebola screening for flights coming from West Africa. In response, Airline cabin cleaners in New York, where one of the five airports is situated, have walked off the job, striking rather than face the ebola risk directly with substandard, or no protective gear.
Dr. Charles Arntzen, of Arizona State University, is one of the scientists whose research resulted in the development of the Zmapp drug which has been given to Ebola patients during the current outbreak. He is also famous for his work on genetically modified foods that deliver vaccines. During a panel discussion at Arizona State University in February of 2012, the panel was asked, “How do we feed 8+ billion people? Shouldn’t we try to restrict the food supply? Should we concern ourselves with feeding 8+ billion people in the first place or should we allow natural forces of carrying capacity to affect or limit population growth?”
Dr. Arntzen immediately offered the following statement: “Has anyone seen Contagion? That’s the answer. Go out and use genetic engineering to create a better virus.” 
Quite possibly, the current strain of Ebola is such a virus.
In a story that appeared on Yahoo News October 8, the CDC suggested the use of hermetically sealed coffins for disposal of the corpses of Ebola victims. Interviews with funeral workers, however, indicate that there are no coffins that fit that description in use today. Nevertheless, the notion calls to mind the YouTube videos of what were presumed to be plastic FEMA coffins stored on on farmland outside of Atlanta and leased by the CDC back in the early 2000’s. Over 500,000 plastic coffin liners were stored on that one farm alone.
Connecting the dots: it appears the government is doing the exact opposite of what is necessary to isolate the disease and contain the outbreak. The disease is airborne. The government knows it’s airborne, and yet they are telling the general population, including health care workers and transportation workers, that it’s not airborne. This is exactly what you would do if you wanted to spread the disease, not end it. Furthermore, rather than isolate those infected with the disease, they are permitting them free travel.
This course of action only makes sense if the government’s objective is not to prevent or contain the outbreak, but to contain it only after it has culled the world’s population, just as Dr. Arntsen suggested.