Why Sound Investors Choose Gold and… Ebola?

By Chris Campbell

1x1.trans Why Sound Investors Choose Gold and… Ebola?

“There isn’t a central bank in the world that wants to go back to a gold standard,” our Strategic Intelligence editor Jim Rickards begins.

“But that’s not the point,” Rickards writes. “The point is whether they will have to.”

“I’ve had conversations with several of the Federal Reserve Bank presidents. When you ask them point-blank, “Is there a theoretical limit to the Fed’s balance sheet?” they say no. They say there are policy reasons to make it higher or lower, but that there’s no limit to the amount of money you can print.

“That is completely wrong. That’s what they say; that’s how they think; and that’s how they act. But in their heart of hearts, some people at the Fed know it’s wrong. Luckily, people can vote with their feet…

“I always tell people who say we’re not on the gold standard that, in a way, we are. You can put yourself on a personal gold standard just by buying gold. In other words, if you think that the value of paper money will be in some jeopardy, or confidence in paper money may be lost, one way to protect yourself is by buying gold, and there’s nothing stopping you.

“The typical rejoinder is, ‘What’s the point of owning gold? They’re just going to confiscate it, like Roosevelt did in 1933?’ I find that extremely unlikely.

“In 1933, we’d just come through four years of the Great Depression, and Roosevelt was new in office. People talk about the first hundred days, but he closed the banks right after he was sworn in. And he confiscated gold only a few weeks later.

“And it wasn’t as if Elliot Ness was going door to door, breaking into your house and taking gold. They wanted to get a small number of people who had 400-ounce bars in bank vaults. And they got those people because they were able to close the banks and use them as intermediaries to confiscate that gold. But now it’s far more dispersed, and there’s far less trust in government.

“If the government tried to confiscate gold today, there would be various forms of resistance. The government knows this. So they wouldn’t issue that order, because they know it couldn’t be enforced and it might cause various kinds of civil disobedience or pushback, etc.

“As long as you can own gold, you can put yourself on your own gold standard by converting paper money to gold. I recommend you do that to some extent. Not all in, but I recommend having 10% of your investable assets in gold for the conservative investor, and maybe 20% for the aggressive investor — no more than that.

“Those are pretty high allocations relative to what people have. Most people own no gold, and all the institutions combined have an allocation to gold of about 1.5%. So even if you take the low end of this range, you’re still nowhere near 10%. In fact, institutions could not double their gold allocation even to 3%. There’s not enough gold in the world — >> READ MORE <<

SOURCE ARTICLE: : http://lfb.org/why-sound-investors-choose-gold-and-ebola/

Three Safe and Reliable Ways to Play the Market

By Chris Campbell

1x1.trans Three Safe and Reliable Ways to Play the Market

In today’s episode you’ll find three safety-minded in-house market experts that can help you decide which investments are right for your portfolio.

Each expert is unique. Each has a different style of investing. And they all carefully curate their recommendations.

Today, you’ll get an inside look into their current advice.

Take what speaks to you, leave the rest.

First up, our resident energy and resource expert, Byron King…

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Byron King, Outstanding Investments

“You’re probably worried about the state of the market.

“So am I. But today, I’ll point out several ideas to add cash to your account while this rough spot sorts itself out.

“Looking ahead, I believe these ideas will pay nicely, and well into the future.

“What, ‘Buy now?!’ you ask? Yes — if you buy the right stock.

“You and I both know that when the markets hit a downturn like this one, your average investor starts selling left and right, out of fear — nobody wants to be holding a loser.

“But that’s the wrong way to sell. At the wrong time.

“But as an insider, you’re no average investor.”

[With Byron's guiding hand, his readers know the resource market better than, we're certain, the overwhelming majority of the American population.]

“That’s why,” says Byron, “I’m sure you’ll see the opportunity we have here today.

“I’m talking a about a fund that’s tracking one of the best performing sectors of the last month… right through the broad market’s hiccup. Take a look at broad market performance in the last 30 days. It’s scary.

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“While the Dow Jones average has given up almost 500 points so far this October, the fund I want to show you today is up more than 4%!

“Imagine what it can do when the market is humming along! In fact, this fund has averaged a 16.79% gain over the last 12 months. And with another cold winter coming, according to meteorologists, it could do even better in the year ahead.

1x1.trans Three Safe and Reliable Ways to Play the Market“That’s because I’m talking about utilities,” says Byron,one of my new favorite ways to play the natural resources markets in a ‘strong dollar’ environment.

“Utilities are a good place to park your money in times of market stress, and right on cue, they’re weathering the current market storm well.”

What’s the pick? It’s Utilities Select Sector SPDR (XLU:NYSE).

“This fund tracks the performance of the Utilities Select Sector Index, and holds at least 95% of its investments in this index. As you can see, XLU is on the up and up, yet it still pays a solid 3.5% dividend — higher than official inflation estimate, if government reports can be believed.

“Over the past year, it’s proven to be a slow and steady mover and though it’s approaching all-time highs, I expect it to keep going higher since consumer demand for energy is set to spike in the months ahead, on harsh weather forecasts.

“That makes now a great time to establish a position. Don’t chase the share price, and take advantage of near-term watch for dips and >> READ MORE <<

SOURCE ARTICLE: : http://lfb.org/three-safe-and-reliable-ways-to-play-the-market/

The End of Cancer in Your Lifetime? One Picture Has the Answer

By Chris Campbell

1x1.trans The End of Cancer in Your Lifetime? One Picture Has the Answer

Could this picture mark the beginning of the end of cancer in our lifetimes?

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The black spots on right are normal. The grey splotches on left? Not so much.

We’ll explore the answer to that question in today’s episode.

With the help of our in-house biotech expert Stephen Petranek, we dig into one company’s incredible innovation. And how it could… for real this time… mean the end of cancer.

Let’s dive in…

1x1.trans The End of Cancer in Your Lifetime? One Picture Has the AnswerTo understand how the “end of cancer” is possible, we must first understand how our immune systems work…

And how cancer exploits the immune system to infect the body.

The immune system acts like a sophisticated surveillance system. Similar to the beloved TSA security checkpoint at the airport.

Your immune system’s T-cells have receptors that scan cells to distinguish between normal and abnormal cells. Once they detect an abnormal cell, the T-cells attack it and remove it from the system. The T-cells then catalog and alert the rest of their compadres for future recognition.

This is the very system that protects us from cancer cells — which are just normal cells that have been mutated. The more mutated they are, the easier the T-cells can spot them out.

But some cancer cells slip by — even though they’re often detected as foreign cells. Until recently, we couldn’t figure out why T-cells were detecting cancer cells but not destroying them.

The answer, we now know, is twofold: a molecule called PD-L1 — found on the surface of cancer cells — and one fat known as lysophosphatidic acid (LPA).

PD-L1 and LPA act as jammers or disguises. They hack the T-cell’s “GPS” (called PD-1) and cut the wires to the immune system’s alarm (called B7.1).

1x1.trans The End of Cancer in Your Lifetime? One Picture Has the AnswerHow to combat it? Enter cancer immunotherapy…

Immunotherapy is like an immune system software update. When you update a computer, you inform it on new threats out in the Interwebs. Same concept.

If immunotherapy works, it updates the immune system on threats it would normally let pass by.

Immunotherapy’s goal is to help the T-cells get around the “hacks” and target the PD-L1 pathways and/or halt LPA production.

That way, the T-cells can block the PD-L1 (or the LPA) from silencing the immune system’s B7.1 alarm — and seeing the cancer cell for what it is, a mutated cell. And, of course, eradicating it.

1x1.trans The End of Cancer in Your Lifetime? One Picture Has the AnswerOur tech guru Stephen Petranek has found one company making incredible strides in the field of immunotherapy…

The CAT scan you saw earlier? Yeah, that was the result of this company’s innovation.

“Now, I know what you’re thinking,” Stephen says. “Not another immunotherapy company trying to kill cancers.

“Yes, every attempt I know of in the world of immunology, going all the way back to interferon, has been something of a failure.”

But CAT scans don’t lie. This company is on to something big.

“There is nothing out there like what this company is doing, a company that quietly but methodically locked up every patent in the >> READ MORE <<

SOURCE ARTICLE: : http://lfb.org/the-end-of-cancer-in-your-lifetime-one-picture-has-the-answer/

Operation Dark Winter: the Bioterrorist Taste Test

By Chris Campbell

1x1.trans Operation Dark Winter: the Bioterrorist Taste Test

As you may know, Dr. Michael Osterholm was the keynote speaker at the Ebola symposium we visited recently.

Mind you, at one of the world’s highest regarded hospitals, Johns Hopkins. A hospital ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the best overall hospital in America for 21 years straight.

He was warmly accepted as a credible voice among all those involved — many of whom you’d probably consider “in the know.”

With little doubt, he’s in the knowledgeable community. For his full profile, click here.

And on the transmission of Ebola, maybe you’re taking cues from NYC’s Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The following is what he said during a press conference on Friday. He was responding to a question about whether or not they’ll track down all those who came into indirect contact with Dr. Spencer, the doctor who came down with Ebola in the city last week.

We quote:

“Unless we find anyone else we can confirm direct, intimate personal contact with bodily fluids, we would not take an additional step towards those individuals because there’s literally no way the disease can be transmitted.”

No way. Literally.

Strong words.

We wonder where he’s getting his information.

It’s not the CDC’s website. Even the CDC admits that saliva and mucus could transmit Ebola through coughing or sneezing.

Yes, Mayor. That means indirect contact. Literally.

In the CDC’s words…

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Click here to see it for yourself.

The executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Jane Orient, recently said this in an interview with CBS Dallas: “What we’re suggesting is that it is very dangerous to assume that one cannot ever acquire Ebola from an aerosol or from breathing.”

If Ebola can spread through aerosol, what about coughing or sneezing in a crowded subway station? Or even in your hand and holding onto a rail? What about touching an Uber door handle? Or sticking your fingers in a bowling ball?

Dr. Spencer did all of these things. But no worries.

Ebola will acquiesce to the opinions of U.S. health officials. You know… like how the Law of Attraction works.

1x1.trans Operation Dark Winter: the Bioterrorist Taste TestYour last question on how Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, contained the Ebola virus: Very carefully.

They quarantined everyone who came into direct and indirect contact with patient zero.

The CDC estimated that 26,000 households of Nigerians living near those who were in contact with Ebola victims were reached through house-to-house visits.

Plus, Nigerians didn’t feign confidence. They laid out their vulnerabilities and were honest with the public.

From the outset, Nigerian government officials admitted their physicians and front-line first responders had no experience in dealing with Ebola. So they started from scratch. And they didn’t make any sweeping assumptions about the deadly disease.

And then they took quick, strong and decisive action. All the while educating the public on all the dangers.

“The Nigerian government was wholeheartedly into the process of trying to solve the problem,” Dr. Aileen Marty, one of the doctors on the ground in Nigeria helping to combat the spread, told CBC >> READ MORE <<

SOURCE ARTICLE: : http://lfb.org/operation-dark-winter-the-bioterrorist-taste-test/

Don’t Blame Obama (He Has No Power)

By Chris Campbell

1x1.trans Don’t Blame Obama (He Has No Power)

The genius H.L. Mencken put it best when he wrote that “every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.”

We also like the one from P.J. O’Rourke, who wrote…

“Don’t vote! It just encourages the bastards.”

And we can’t forget Twain’s pithy observation…

“If voting made a difference,” he said, “they wouldn’t let us do it.”

Until now, this area of debate has been reserved only for the fringes. The question of whether or not to vote, that is. Or if voting is actually effective in changing governmental policy (the answer? No).

As you’ll see in a moment, though, this debate is slipping into the mainstream. And in a very big way.

To begin, let’s rewind six years…

1x1.trans Don’t Blame Obama (He Has No Power)“The voters who put Barack Obama in office expected some big changes,” The Boston Globe article begins.

“From the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping to Guantanamo Bay to the Patriot Act, candidate Obama was a defender of civil liberties and privacy, promising a dramatically different approach from his predecessor.

“But six years into his administration, the Obama version of national security looks almost indistinguishable from the one he inherited. Guantanamo Bay remains open. The NSA has, if anything, become more aggressive in monitoring Americans. Drone strikes have escalated. Most recently it was reported that the same president who won a Nobel Prize in part for promoting nuclear disarmament is spending up to $1 trillion modernizing and revitalizing America’s nuclear weapons.”

1x1.trans Don’t Blame Obama (He Has No Power)“It has long been the province of conspiracy theorists,” Mickey Edwards writes in a separate article in the Globe, “to claim that the real power of government is not wielded by the obvious practitioners of statecraft — presidents, members of Congress, the judiciary — but by secret or semi-secret entities, real wizards whose hidden machinations send us to war, sell us out to enemies, siphon public treasure into private hands.

“Depending on your talk show or paranoia of choice, these are the bankers, oil barons, one-worlders, war profiteers, Bilderbergers, Masons, Catholics, Jews, or Trilateralists. Our formal institutions, in this scenario, are stage sets, Potemkin villages; our officials are puppets; we are an unsuspecting audience.”

Yes, there are countless ways to say the government is corrupt.

But here’s the thing…

At their core, all these theories have a “shadow government” of sorts running things behind the scenes.

And, according to one highly regarded professor, that might not be too far from reality.

1x1.trans Don’t Blame Obama (He Has No Power)Enter Michael Glennon and his book National Security and Double Government.

“Why,” Glennon poses the question, “does national security policy remain constant even when one president is replaced by another, who as a candidate repeatedly, forcefully, and eloquently promised fundamental changes in that policy?”

To be sure, Glennon is not a name uttered in conspiracy circles.

He’s a respected professor of international law at Tuft’s Fletcher School. He served legal counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. And he’s a respected academic in several Ivy-League institutions.

In his new book, says the Globe, “he catalogs the >> READ MORE <<

SOURCE ARTICLE: : http://lfb.org/dont-blame-obama-he-has-no-power/

Why Solar Could Save the World, and Ebola Could Maim it

By Chris Campbell

1x1.trans Why Solar Could Save the World, and Ebola Could Maim it

“Here’s a quick quiz,” our tech whiz Stephen Petranek writes: “What U.S. industry has grown its installed base by more than 418% since 2010?

“What industry expanded 100% globally last year and is now employing over 2 million people? I’ll give you one guess, and here’s a hint: It’s an industry with a future as bright as its power source:

1x1.trans Why Solar Could Save the World, and Ebola Could Maim it“The answer is the solar energy industry.”

What’s fueling this sudden rise?

“Many things,” Stephen writes. “We need more energy due to population growth. And billions of people rising into the global middle class also means rising demand for energy. Also driving demand for alternative energy sources are environmental concerns over the impact of hydrocarbon fuels. Governments around the world — including here in the U.S., have provided considerable incentives for shifting toward ‘green’ energy sources.

“Solar power is the fastest-growing part of the energy mix.”

“Furthermore, solar has been following a ‘Moore’s law’ of its own. Sharply falling prices are bringing the cost of electricity derived from solar energy into parity with traditional energy sources. If the trend continues, solar will actually become a cheaper energy source, without taking into account negative external factors such as air pollution.

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“But air pollution is a big factor,” Stephen goes on. “Solar is very clean at the point of power generation, unlike hydrocarbon-burning plants. And it’s more than just fear of carbon dioxide emissions that’s driving adoption of solar. It’s having air fit to breathe. We’ve all seen what coal-burning plants can do in places like China.

“Emissions from coal plants can kill even when the smog isn’t visible. In 2010, the World Health Organization estimated that over 1 million urban deaths were attributable to outdoor air pollution. The American Heart Association estimates that particulate air pollution causes some 60,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. Did you know a coal-fired plant dumps more radioactive material into the environment than a nuclear-powered one?

“Solar could help a great deal by replacing some of our dirtier energy sources, especially coal. But solar suffers a big disadvantage when compared with these common energy sources. A coal or gas plant can run 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. A solar plant, however, won’t produce power when the sun isn’t shining.

“Furthermore, during peak production — when the sun is shining brightest — solar might be putting out an unnecessary surplus of electricity.

“Since solar is an intermittent power source, other power sources have to be ready to pick up the slack as needed. For solar power to truly be competitive, a way to store energy is needed for those times when the sun isn’t shining and to store surplus power when it is.

“Suppose a company found a way to do that — and not only store energy from solar plants, but also create the possibility of transforming it for use as a clean transportation fuel. It would make an already disruptive energy technology even more >> READ MORE <<

SOURCE ARTICLE: : http://lfb.org/why-solar-could-save-the-world-and-ebola-could-maim-it/

Six Signs Your Government’s Too Big

By Chris Campbell

1x1.trans Six Signs Your Government’s Too Big

In today’s episode, we’re going to show you six “red flags” to look out for.

These flags will inform you — with little doubt — that your government is, in fact, too swollen.

Let’s dive right in…

No. 1: Your government is too big if government contractors get paid to hit the refresh button for months on end…

“Employees at an ObamaCare processing center in Missouri with a contract worth $1.2 billion,” one New York Post article reads, “are reportedly getting paid to do nothing but sit at their computers.”

Serco, a company owned by a British firm, was awarded over a billion dollars to handle ACA applications.

According to one whistleblower, Serco is attempting to hide the lack of actual work they’re doing. Instead, its HR department is hastily hiring employees in its centers in Missouri, Kentucky and Oklahoma.

Of course, duly compensated with each new body in a chair.

Weeks can pass, the whistleblower told St. Louis’ News 4, before employees receive even one application to process.

“They’re told to sit at their computers and hit the refresh button every 10 minutes,” said the informant, “no more than every 10 minutes.”

Sure, it’s no Snowden revelation. But, hey, it’s good to see the government still living up to its reputation.

1x1.trans Six Signs Your Government’s Too BigNo. 2: Your government is too big if colleges have “free speech areas”…

Apparently, Broward College in Florida now has “free speech areas” for talking to students about the government.

Meet Lauren Cooley.

She’s a 22-year-old journalist and field coordinator for Turning Point USA, a national non-profit promoting small government and free-market values.

After spending 90 minutes talking to students at the school and asking them “do you think big government sucks?”, she was told by a security guard that she needed to go to the “free speech area.”

When Cooley refused to show identification, she was promptly surrounded by several officers.

She asked one officer if she was allowed to talk to students.

“No, you cannot,” he replied. “You need to leave the campus now. If you do not leave you will be arrested for trespassing.”

“Broward College,” Cooley told reporters from The College Fix, “it’s a public school, I live in Broward County, it’s literally the college my tax dollars go to partially fund.

“I would speculate this happened because of heightened security for the governors debate, but that just shows the larger your government grows, the quicker your rights are violated.”

1x1.trans Six Signs Your Government’s Too BigNo. 3: Your government is too big if it can’t stop supplying radical terror groups with high-grade weaponry…

The U.S. just handed weapons to ISIS. Again.

“At least one bundle of U.S. weapons airdropped in Syria appears to have fallen into the hands of ISIS,” The Daily Beast reported yesterday, “a dangerous misfire in the American mission to speed aid to Kurdish forces making their stand in Kobani.”

How did the Beast discover this? Youtube.

The tech-savvy ISIS has been broadcasting their American-made weapons on the video sharing platform for weeks. And they have plenty to show off.

“ISIS videos have >> READ MORE <<

SOURCE ARTICLE: : http://lfb.org/six-signs-your-governments-too-big/

You Should Give Your Book Away For Free (and Make Money Before You Write it)

By Chris Campbell

1x1.trans You Should Give Your Book Away For Free (and Make Money Before You Write it)

We’re back on the self-publishing beat today…

In today’s episode, you’re going to learn about two fantastic services you should consider if you’re self-publishing a book.

Even if you’re not writing a book, if you’re an avid reader you’ll love these websites too. They’re how you can find some of the world’s best “hidden” authors in the world — and even read their books for FREE.

One will allow you to connect with more readers than you ever thought possible — and create lasting relationships with those who love you work.

Another will allow you to get your book idea funded… even if you only have the first chapter written.

Before I show you the first service, let’s recap last Monday’s issue…

1x1.trans You Should Give Your Book Away For Free (and Make Money Before You Write it)Last Monday, we gave you our foolproof process for becoming a successful self-published author.

It’s the same process we used for our Ebola pandemic guide, which has reached over 13,000 people in only a little over a week.

If you follow it step-by-step, yes, you’ll sweat a little.

But if you follow through with these steps, your book is going to be a cut above the rest.

As we said last week, very few authors are taking their book to this level. If you do it, you’ll be a step ahead of the herd on Amazon.

Last week, we also talked about how important it is to give away a good chunk of your work for free…1x1.trans You Should Give Your Book Away For Free (and Make Money Before You Write it)

The more content you’re giving away for free, the more aware people are going to be of you and your work.

In order to sell lots of books, you must get as many eyeballs as possible. It’s a pure numbers game.

This is just one thing giving your work away for free can do.

Here are seven reasons from author Bryan Hutchinson on why you should give much of your content away for free…

  1. “Generate word of mouth and become a known author.
  1. “Generate reviews faster than waiting for people to hopefully buy it, which, of course, can take a long time if you are an unknown.
  1. “Most people love to reciprocate generosity, it’s built into our DNA!
  1. “How many people download the free copy helps you estimate what your real market reach is.
  1. “Attract readers to your website and to any other books you may have published or will publish.
  1. “Exposure, exposure, exposure….
  1. “Finally, if your book is good and resonates with the people who downloaded it, this will help generate sales after the promotion. Sales you would not have had otherwise.”

What to give away? And where?

You can give away the first chapter… a small section… or even the whole book for a limited time.

1x1.trans You Should Give Your Book Away For Free (and Make Money Before You Write it)As for where to give away your book, you should consider using one website called Story Cartel.

Founded by Jeff Goins and Joe Bunting, Story Cartel is, says the website, “about using the power of social media and generosity to help your book spread to the hands of readers who love great >> READ MORE <<

SOURCE ARTICLE: : http://lfb.org/you-should-give-your-book-away-for-free-and-make-money-before-you-write-it/

These Three Ebola Bombshells Change Everything

By Chris Campbell

1x1.trans These Three Ebola Bombshells Change Everything

As you probably know by now, another Texas nurse has been infected.

Her name is Amber Vinson. She helped treat Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian who fled to America after coming into contact with the virus.

Come to find out…

Even after coming into close contact with Duncan, the CDC told her that it was OK to fly on a commercial airplane to Cleveland.

Then when it came time for her to fly back, they gave her the thumbs-up again…

This time after she told them she had symptoms.

Yep. Contrary to what the CDC initially reported, they told her to fly after she called them to tell them she was experiencing Ebola-like symptoms.

Seriously. She was on the plane in full transmission mode.

We learned this from CBS’ News Medical Correspondent Dr. John LaPook.

According to his report, Vinson called the CDC several times before boarding a plane back to Dallas from Cleveland.

She called to tell them she was showing symptoms true to Ebola and see what steps she should take.

CDC’s response? It’s fiiine. Get on the plane!

While at first, the CDC denied it, they later came out and said it did happen.

“This nurse, Nurse Vinson,” Dr. LaPook said, “did in fact call the CDC several times before taking that flight and she said she has a temperature, a fever of 99.5, and the person at the CDC looked at a chart and because her temperature wasn’t 100.4 or higher she didn’t officially fall into the category of risk.”

Obligatory facepalm

** “Frontier Airlines is working closely with the CDC to identify and notify all passengers on the flight,” CBS News reports.

[Is that supposed to be comforting?]

“The airline also says the plane has been thoroughly cleaned and was removed from service following CDC notification early Wednesday morning.”

[You hear that big “BUT” stomping toward you?]

“However…”

[Yep. There it is…]

“… according to Flighttracker, the plane was used for five additional flights on Tuesday before it was removed from service. Those flights include a return flight to Cleveland, Cleveland to Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (FLL), FLL to Cleveland, Cleveland to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), and ATL to Cleveland.”

One more time…

1x1.trans These Three Ebola Bombshells Change EverythingFrom a different angle

** Let’s back up. How do not one — but two – Dallas nurses get infected?

Maybe because they haven’t been properly trained… or maybe it’s something much more harrowing.

The former is a possibility:

National Nurses United (NNU), during a conference call with reporters this week, announced that most Dallas nurses had no clue what to do when Duncan Thomas was brought to the hospital.

And that’s not all they revealed. Far from it. See below.

(We’ve been following their Twitter feed. Highly recommend it. Extremely telling. Visit it here for the latest: https://twitter.com/NationalNurses)

Here are some highlights…

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** “There was no advance preparedness on what to do with the patient, there was no protocol, there was no system,” one NNU spokeswoman said.

Officials, on the other hand, claimed that the first health >> READ MORE <<

SOURCE ARTICLE: : http://lfb.org/these-three-ebola-bombshells-change-everything/

Democracy: Not all its Cracked Up to Be

By Chris Campbell

1x1.trans Democracy: Not all its Cracked Up to Be

With Ebola wrapping our minds in knots, we let the protests in Hong Kong go completely unmentioned…

Unacceptable.

So what’s happening?

At its peak, as many as 200,000 Hong Kong demonstrators hit the streets.

What do they want?

“Democracy now!” they chant. “Democracy in Hong Kong!”

** “We are not seeking revolution,” 17-year-old Joshua Wong told reporters.

“We just want democracy. We hope there will be no violence. It would be unfortunate if this movement ended in bloodshed and violence.”

What many are dubbing the “Umbrella Revolution” — named after the defense used against pepper spray — has, as of this week, turned violent.

Hundreds of police officers, armed with batons, pepper spray and shields, moved in to disassemble a chunk of the barricades and tents.

In the commotion, many protesters witnessed plain-clothes police officers using excessive force against many demonstrators — some whose hands were bound behind their back.

In one instance, protesters filmed several officers as they carried one of their fellow demonstrators to a hidden street corner and beat him senseless.

Pro-democracy protests are fairly common in Hong Kong. Never have they clashed with the police like this.

But this one is unique. It’s huge. A terrifying thing for tyranny.

** Of course, nobody is surprised that the Chinese government is getting involved…

Or that they’re reacting so harshly.

There is nothing in this world China’s uber-paranoid leaders love more than total control. And nothing fears them worse than losing even a sliver of it.

It was only two weeks ago, mind you, when Chinese security officials checked 10,000 pigeon buttholes for explosives before setting them free on National Day.

That’s right. Chinese officials dug through 10,000 pigeon rectums…

In the name of security.

1x1.trans Democracy: Not all its Cracked Up to Be

Prediction: ISIS’ next ridiculous threat will now somehow involve pigeons…

So when 200,000 protesters demand democracy in China’s lucrative bridge to the capitalist world…

They freak out.

** “The Chinese government is, domestically, an enemy of freedom — this much is obvious,” opines Jebediah Cole on Liberty.me.

“But that doesn’t make every enemy of an enemy a friend.

“Recently many libertarians have written and posted online in support of the ongoing Hong Kong democracy protests.

“Perhaps it’s the obvious parallel with the unsuccessful Tiananmen Square democracy protests (which were undoubtedly a pro-liberty movement) that have brought out support for these protests.

“The Hong Kong protests have an entirely different substance though — because Hong Kong is already an incredibly free place, and has been so, without democracy, for decades.

“With the rule of law, including British individual legal protections, comparatively low taxes, a free business and trade environment and many social freedoms, Hong Kong is freer than most Western democracies.

“And isn’t that a little telling? Because it’s via democracy that socialist policies gained a real foothold in developed countries in the 20th century. Perhaps surprisingly, the anti-democratic Hong Kong has enjoyed laissez-faire laws — because these deliver the economic goods for the dictators in Beijing.

** “In this context,” says Cole, “a democracy movement is a highly credible threat to liberty.

“Democracy is not a panacea and it is no guarantee of liberty. Which >> READ MORE <<

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