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   Seminolesecure  The present Ebola crisis in the world is frightening. I (David A. Rustebakke, DVM ) have submitted the following letter to the editor of the Lewiston Morning Tribune:

Editor, Lewiston Morning Tribune:

If I wish to import a horse into the United States from Liberia or any African country other than Morocco, the horse needs to undergo a 60 day quarantine period at a USDA approved quarantine facility prior to mingling with the general population of horses in this country. Africa has a disease called African Horse Sickness that does not exist in the US; this is the way we have kept it out of this country. African Horse Sickness does not cause disease in people, only horses; our government has determined that it would be devastating to the US horse industry if it were to come here.

The United States (and virtually all other countries ) require a myriad of tests and often quarantine prior to bringing in a foreign animal.

I can’t legally cross state lines in the United States with a horse or cow without a health certificate signed by a USDA accredited veterinarian stating that the animal has been inspected and found free of infectious disease. In most cases blood tests are also required. In fact I can’t legally cross the Snake River and ride my horse in Idaho without a health certificate and a negative blood test for Equine Infectious Anemia.

I’m not complaining; the United States of America, the States of Idaho and Washington as well as the other 48 states take the health of our livestock very seriously, and we have a very good record at keeping foreign animal diseases out of our country. I am happy to do my part to maintain biosecurity in our animal population.

If I am a resident of Liberia incubating Ebola, to enter the United States all I need to do is present a valid visa, and lie when asked if I have been exposed to Ebola. Within hours (no quarantine required ) I can be walking the streets of any city in the United States.

I feel very fortunate to live in a country that values our animals so highly.

David A. Rustebakke, DVM
4 hours ago .

   Seminolesecure  Read this today and thought you all might like it. Poor vet will now be harassed by the feds.
4 hours ago .

   MeiDei  I had to have both my dogs checked by a vet and get certified to fly cross country with them. This administration seems to be unaware of current laws.
3 hours ago .

   Safetydude  This administration has no regards for any laws, current or Constitutional, that gets in the way of their agenda which is to flood this country with illigals who are beholden to BHO.
7 minutes ago .

   Flaming Sword  Go here.
Then scroll down and click on the Disease Outbreaks map.
9 hours ago .

   Gram77  Dear God, another school shooting. Why is our world so sick?
Yesterday at 15:20 EST .

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   Phooey  In a word............ Sin.
Yesterday at 16:44 EST .

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   Linder  I know this is simplistic but sometimes I think we have too much these days...don't have to work hard to survive...have too much empty idle time to think about being unhappy.
Yesterday at 19:15 EST .

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   Safetydude  Gram,
I don't know what 'our world' is but I think the people who run our country are afraid to declare what is right or wrong.

There are no guardrails, there is no discipline, there is no right or wrong. If a kid thinks four plus four equals five and feels good about it that's ok by liberals and progressives. And that's where it starts.

The shooting on Fort Hood was "workplace violence"?
If a guy wants to use the ladies restroom because he 'identifies' as a female that behavior is protected by law.

I think we have so much PC in the government, the military, colleges, high school, grade school and kindergarten, all cheered on by the mainstream media. When we have a killer standing there, holding a smoking gun, over his victim(s )he's referred to as the "ALLEGED'" shooter.

Because that's being non-judgmental and we have no right to say to anyone what is right or wrong.
Yesterday at 23:34 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  All of you make good and valid points....but I'm with Phooey
23 hours ago .

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   StormCnter  Y'll forgive me if this should have gone on a different wall. I didn't see one where it exactly fit, so it ends up here. This is a cartoon strip (too long to copy and paste ) about "How I Killed the Spider". I stole it from National Review Online. Enjoy!
Yesterday at 07:44 EST .

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   Amelia85  Unsettling.
Yesterday at 09:22 EST .

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   Allsogreat  Aren't you proud of our Republicans and Democrats (elected Criminals ) in Congress for spending $387,000 to give Swedish massages to rabbits - and then euthanizing them afterwards ....only in America....
Thursday at 12:51 EST .

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   Seminolesecure  As Conan O'Brien said, "They all had Hoppy Endings"
4 hours ago .

   MeiDei  Just visited the Forum and read the article on "tunnel earlobe repairs" from the Guardian UK paper. More importantly was a side bar article about a paralyzed man being able to walk again utilizing stem cells from his nose to repair his severed spine. This is the link:
October 21 at 01:55 EST .

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   Gerty  This is very exciting news, indeed. It was long thought that nerves, once dead, were irreparable. Using cells from the olfactory lobes in the brain is huge medical leap!
October 21 at 08:19 EST .

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   Lonestar Jack  15 years ago a Dr. Goldstein (? ) from Las Vegas performed 5 surgeries involving "pasting" a patch of a patients omentum onto his medula oblongota. The published reports were phenomenal -- 4 complete successes and a partial.
He gave a presentation in room 300 of the UCLA Neurological Center where my wife was a patient. I tried to get the chief of the center and my wife's Doctor to go upstairs and attend the presentation, but they couldn't be bothered.
Sadly, my wife passed away shortly there after. Her autopsy cited "Atrophy of the medula" as a principal cause.
I am still amazed to this day of the total arrogance of those who "practice" medicine. That attitude is one of the reasons I abandoned my pre-med major in college many moons ago.
October 21 at 09:36 EST .

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   ScarletPimpernel  Dennis Michael Lynch throws his hate in the 2016 ring

Please watch and listen - this is a very serious man and he is telling the truth.
October 19 at 19:24 EST .

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   Bettijo  I have never heard of him before, but I am already in love. Thanks.
Thursday at 15:10 EST .

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   Hollyhock  I think this is pretty amazing about the DOJ and the media keeping silent. I hope I copied it correctly. Can be found on American Thinker.
October 19 at 10:25 EST .

   4 people like this.

   Gerty  You copied just fine, Hollyhock.

Reading it gives one the feeling we are not in the USA anymore. Corruption is rampant and a whole administration is out to hurt us.

What a mess!!
October 19 at 10:50 EST .

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   MeiDei  This has been given to the 9th Circuit Courts; I don't feel reassured since historically they are over ruled 75% of the time. Perhaps this time a fair outcome will happen.
October 19 at 15:47 EST .

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   Lonestar Jack  Just heard Obama say that he isn't considering banning travelers from Ebola infected areas because it would hurt the effort to curtail the disease.

His minions can craft 11,000 pages of Obamacare rules and then he exempts 1,000's of people from its mandates -- here the king of exemptions equipped with pen and phone -- can't get a simple set of no-fly rules in place to stop this dreadful disease from reaching our shores until his PR lead CDC can come up with containment solutions.

He could make them all join a union or become staff members of Congress and they would be exempted.

I suspect he has other motives that he won't speak of so his "staff" proves to the world that we are led by a bunch of dummies.

I call them Obama's bonobos.

If he were to issue a no-fly order it would beg the question of other avenues of ingress to the US, and that would be extremely distasteful to the HIC (hypocrite in charge ). Heaven forbid he stop the TB, flu, smallpox etc that have come across the Rio Grande.
He has said there is almost no chance of getting Ebola locally yet the CDC is preparing 5,000 hospitals for an outbreak.
What is wrong with outfitting several aircraft with equipment and trained personnel that could transport suspected patients to hardened sites for containment under well trained staff and sanitized conditions?
October 18 at 14:45 EST .

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   Wrightwinger  I nominate Gitmo for the site, and I have some orderlies in mind... Volunteers all!
October 18 at 20:40 EST .

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   Bettijo  "... in the past year, nearly 130,000 immigrants have flooded across the Mexican border, taking advantage of taxpayer-funded benefits. Some experts believe that the hordes of people, primarily Central Americans, are bringing a different virus with them, enterovirus 68. How easily might unknown viruses, including Ebola, cross the southern US border as well?"

Learn more:

If we do stop flights from West Africa at our borders, what is to stop infected people from coming through our porous southern border? Those exposed to Ebola (and I can't blame them ) are going to do everything in their power to get to this country for our free health care and humane treatment (they heard about Duncan ). Is our government TRYING to kill us in the name of political correctness? At least two health care workers have been diagnosed with Ebola (I pray for them ) all because one infected immigrant was allowed to fly into out cities. It reminds me of trading five terrorists for one deserter. Except, of course, our dedicated health care workers (and anyone else who happened to be exposed ) are not terrorists--they are the good guys. Yet they are being traded for an infected immigrant who knew he had been exposed. And, in addition, to show their gratitude, I read that Duncan's family is suing claiming he was discriminated against. What about the health care workers? This makes me livid.

If anyone exposed by Duncan's (and our administration's ) irresponsible behavior, that death is on their hands and should be called what it is: homicide.
October 17 at 09:20 EST .

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   Bettijo  I stole this off another blog:

"We have Ebola in the USA as a direct result of two liars, Thomas Duncan and Barack Obama. One should have never left been allowed to leave Africa and the other needs to be sent back."
October 17 at 09:40 EST .

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