Thursday, August 07, 2014

Debunking Ebola Hype

A brief explanation in the New York Post explaining why ebola shouldn't be that big of a concern. I love the description given to the author: "Michael Fumento is a lawyer and journalist who specializes in mass hysteria.".

No, I still don't think it's a good idea to bring ebola patients back to this country, but what the heck. They're going to get here sooner or later.


At 9:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is being coordinated through the auspices of CDC Atlanta. CDC = Communicable Disease Center. Look at the title, Fred. That is that agency's primary job and mission. Emery Hospital, also in Atlanta, is the primary medical facility connected with CDC.
Geez, if we can't bring AMERICANS home under this scenario than we are truly cowards.

Same mentality with "The troops", whom everybody loves when we're shipping them off to war(s). But,when something goes wrong,e.g., Bergdahl, don't bring them home at all. Biggest reason why VA has had problems for many years. Government commitment, and I'm looking at you, Congress, to those well loved, shiny troops starts to tarnish. That two-faced attitude is historic.

Yes sir. Every man for himself, Jack. It's the Libertarian way.

P.S. I worked for CDC back in the late 60's. Assigned to NYC Health Dept. CDC is the reason why we don't have major epidemics here - outside of those associated with food production, where, of course, we have too damn many regulations. Right?

At 10:17 AM, Blogger Julie Timmons said...


At 10:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If sick Americans can come home for treatment then I don't see why we would discriminate based on which sickness they have.

At 12:31 PM, Anonymous liberal jon said...

Has the Libertarian Moment Finally Arrived the NYT Magazine asks.

Any thoughts on the lame stream media's take on libertarians Fred?

At 3:14 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Reason magazine had a short mention about the article. I'll admit to only quickly browsing through it.

The Libertarian movement has come a long way since I first got involved. Back then, most didn't know what libertarian meant and it was rare to see it mentioned in the media.Now it's mentioned in mainstream back and forth fairly often.

It seems to be consolidating a bit, too, although there's still so many different factions all thinking their brand of liberty is the only brand and running down those that differ in the slightest. Still, it is gaining.

I'm not all that optimistic, though. The Forces of Darkness- those who want government control over every aspect of everyone's life, are far more numerous and succeed in small and large ways every day. This, despite those forces being perhaps an even more diverse group than the libertarians.

I'm hopeful, but not optimistic about libertarianism finding its day.

At 7:43 AM, Anonymous liberal jon said...

Thanks for your thoughts Fred.

As a Bernie Sanders fan who calls himself a Democratic Socialist let me firmly stand with you against the Forces of Darkness that would want government control over every aspect of everyone's lives.

I don't know of any of those people personally, but I'll work with you to make sure none of those bastards ever get elected!


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