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The Caravan: 5,000 Ragged Starving Refugees From Honduras / Guatemala Pass Through The Mexican Border On Their Way To The U.S. Unhindered

by Bunk Five Hawks X ( 170 Comments › )
Filed under Open thread, Progressives at October 22nd, 2018 - 12:01 am

“Ragged, growing caravan of migrants resumes march toward US”

That’s the AP headline, and then the AP posted pics of the reality in the same story:

Yep, there are a lotta people walking in a street. Some appear to be walking on a small platform 100 feet above. Media vans appear to be blocking the other traffic lanes that are devoid of traffic.

They have water and food and clothing.

They are not starving, and they’re not wearing rags. Some are overweight.

They’re not illiterate.

They appear to be well-fed, in good health and have trendy fitted clothing. They look no different than people walking into Disneyland, and some are morbidly obese.

Ragged wretched refuse indeed.

[Update: The invasion is apparently coming from Honduras and Guatemala, and is comprised of other nationalities.]

Canada Considers Fence On Southern Border To Stem Wave Of Illegal Immigration

by Bunk Five Hawks X ( 4 Comments › )
Filed under America, Canada, Elections 2010, Elections 2012, Humor, Immigration, immigration, Mexico, Politics, Russia, Satire, Special Report at November 22nd, 2014 - 10:54 pm


Mexico allows Central and South American immigrants to pass through her borders on 72 hour visas, and most of those people are headed for the porous southern border of the US. As these illegal immigrants pour in, local pressure builds, and now there’s another movement happening at the US – Canadian Border. Canadians don’t like it.

US Canada Border Fence

Here’s the full transcript from The Manitoba Herald 1 December 2010:

Border Fence Proposed
by Clive Runnels
The flood of American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada has intensified in the past week, sparking calls for increased patrols to stop the illegal immigration. The recent actions of the Tea Party and the fact Republicans won the Senate are prompting an exodus among left-leaning citizens who fear they’ll soon be required to hunt, pray, and to agree with Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck.

Canadian border farmers say it’s not uncommon to see dozens of sociology professors, animal-rights activists and Unitarians crossing their fields at night.  “I went out to milk the cows the other day, and there was a Hollywood producer huddled in the barn,” said Southern Manitoba farmer Red Greenfield, whose acreage borders North Dakota. The producer was cold,exhausted and hungry. He asked me if I could spare a latte and some free-range chicken. When I said I didn’t have any, he left before I even got a chance to show him my screenplay, eh?”

In an effort to stop the illegal aliens, Greenfield erected higher fences, but the liberals scaled them. He then installed loudspeakers that blared Rush Limbaugh across the fields. “Not real effective,” he said. “The liberals still got through and Rush annoyed the cows so much that they wouldn’t give any milk.”

Officials are particularly concerned about smugglers who meet liberals near the Canadian border, pack them into Volvo station wagons, and drive them across the border where they are simply left to fend for themselves. “A lot of these people are not prepared for our rugged conditions,” an Ontario border patrolman said. “I found one carload without a single bottle of imported drinking water. They did have a nice little Napa Valley cabernet, though.” When liberals are caught, they’re sent back across the border, often wailing loudly that they fear retribution from conservatives. Rumors have been circulating about plans being made to build re-education camps where liberals will be forced to drink domestic beer and watch NASCAR races.

In recent days, liberals have turned to ingenious ways of crossing the border. Some have been disguised as senior citizens taking a bus trip to buy cheap Canadian prescription drugs. After catching a half-dozen young vegans in powdered wig disguises, Canadian immigration authorities began stopping buses and quizzing the supposed senior-citizens about Perry Como and Rosemary Clooney to prove that they were alive in the ’50s. “If they can’t identify the accordion player on The Lawrence Welk Show, we become very suspicious about their age,” an official said.

Canadian citizens have complained that the illegal immigrants are creating an organic-broccoli shortage and are renting all the Michael Moore  movies. “I really feel sorry for American liberals, but the Canadian economy just can’t support them,” an Ottawa resident said. “How many art-history majors does one country need?”

In an effort to ease tensions between the United States and Canada, Vice President Biden met with the Canadian ambassador and pledged that the administration would take steps to reassure liberals. A source close to President Obama said, “We’re going to have some Paul McCartney and Peter, Paul & Mary concerts. And we might even put some endangered species on postage stamps. The President is determined to reach out,” he said.

The US and Canada are not the only countries experiencing an influx of illegal immigrants crossing their southern borders. Check out this image from Vladikavkaz, Russia:


If the Theory of Global Worming is true, there’s going to be a massive influx of people from all regions south of the Arctic Circle, judging from the current migration patterns.

Sure, Canada has Molson’s and poutine, but I’m gonna stay put and watch the parade. By the way, The Manitoba Herald folded in 1877, there is no such person named Clive Runnels, and I am not the author of the quoted satirical article. Go figger.

Saturday Lecture Series: The South American Origin of EV-68

by coldwarrior ( 44 Comments › )
Filed under Academia, Medicine, saturday lecture series, Special Report at October 18th, 2014 - 8:00 am

*This post was formerly the Saturday Lecture of 10/18/14*

*–You can assign whatever political motives to the Fedgov’s and Obama’s actions to the above scenario. The fact is, Ebola is a shiny object waved in our faces to distract us from the real problem in communicable disease, the politicization of illness.*

Good Morninng All! Welcome back to The Blogmocracy General Hospital and Distillery. Today We are going to have a lecture on Ebola. Enterovirus 68,  and some definitions and science. This is going to be a long lecture with lots of ranging topics. It is testable material.

The infectious disease guys want us to wash our hands with soap and water whenever possible. Only use that nasty anti-biotic gel when there is no soap and water around. The bacteria look at antibiotic hand gel the same way that Nietzsche looked at the human condition, “that which does not kill us makes us stronger”. The gel kills most of the nasties; all are still left on your hands. Some live and they multiply, your hand sanitizer doesn’t work any more against that generation and their kids….and so on.

Soap and water mechanically gets all of them off of you.

Virus versus Bacteria

What is a virus? Let’s start by saying a virus and a bacteria are very very different. Bacteria are living cells that replicate on their own. Virii are collection of RNA or DNA that is wrapped in a simple protective coating. Virii bind to host cells and hijack that cell’s internal mechanisms to replicate the genetic material that is carried inside the virus. Whether or not virii are ‘alive’ is a matter of definition.Do they work against entropy? Well, no. They cannot replicate without host cells. Most virus can be eliminated with the help of a Vaccination. A Vaccination shows the body’s own defenses how to eliminate the virus.

Bacteria are very different. Bacteria are living cells. They require a medium and energy source to grow in, just like we do. Bacteria can be killed for the most part with antibiotics. Antibiotics are useless against virii. Antibiotics either disrupt the internal replication of the bacteria or destroys the cell wall.

Please see this list of Infectious Disease, many are caused by Bacteria and Virii, do note, when a disease agent is a virii, it is in the name of the agent:  Hepatitis C Virus. When the disease is caused by a Bacteria, the bacteria is named in convention: Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

As a general rule, virii are very very fragile outside the body as their structure is not conducive to living outside a host for long. Bacteria, on the other hand, are very hearty and can live for a very long time outside of a body. Anyone who is familiar with C-Diff can attest to that. Let’s also keep in mind that more people get the common cold (Enterovirus) that get Ebola (virus).

Ok, that should have taken you about 4 hours to get through. 😆

Human response to infection:

Besides the obvious responses and the detail in the vaccination video above; this is testable and cumulative knowledge. So, do keep up. The main physiological response to a large infection is a fever. In healthy adult men and women, the range of normal, healthy temperatures for oral temperature is 33.2–38.2 °C (91.8–100.8 °F). A Fever….a response to an infection lies above that range.

I love Pathophysiology, so here is a dose for yinz:

The Pathophysiology of a Fever:

Temperature is ultimately regulated in the hypothalamus. A trigger of the fever, called a pyrogen, causes a release of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2). PGE2 then in turn acts on the hypothalamus, which generates a systemic response back to the rest of the body, causing heat-creating effects to match a new temperature level.

In many respects, the hypothalamus works like a thermostat.[19] When the set point is raised, the body increases its temperature through both active generation of heat and retaining heat. Vasoconstriction both reduces heat loss through the skin and causes the person to feel cold. If these measures are insufficient to make the blood temperature in the brain match the new setting in the hypothalamus, then shivering begins in order to use muscle movements to produce more heat. When the fever stops, and the hypothalamic setting is set lower; the reverse of these processes (vasodilation, end of shivering and nonshivering heat production) and sweating are used to cool the body to the new, lower setting.

This contrasts with hyperthermia, in which the normal setting remains, and the body overheats through undesirable retention of excess heat or over-production of heat.[19] Hyperthermia is usually the result of an excessively hot environment (heat stroke) or an adverse reaction to drugs. Fever can be differentiated from hyperthermia by the circumstances surrounding it and its response to anti-pyretic medications

Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, and Aspirin lower fevers because they disrupt the prostaglandins.

Why this response to infection?  Fever does a few things. First it aids in the healing process by increasing activity of the cells that make up the immune system, it degrades the Endotoxin effects, and it can denature the proteins in some infectious agents. Denature the proteins and you kill the invader. However, you risk denaturing your cellular structure as well. Brain damage lurks around 107F.

Lets Get Topical:

In America, as opposed to Africa, we don’t live in our own waste. We have proper health care. We understand science. That is why the Ebola breakout here will fizzle out and be a memory shortly.  If we were like Africa, we would have hundreds, maybe thousands of cases already. Even with the incompetence of Unit Directors in hospitals and the CDC, the staff at the hospitals managed to suppress this infection. Ebola must be in body fluids to transfer from body to body. It evolved that way. the coughing up of blood, projectile vomiting, projectile diarrhea and bleeding from all orifices is part of the evolution of the disease. the Virii that forced these actions survived, hence the hemorrhagic fevers. That is also why we do catch colds instead of Ebola. We get virus on our hands, touch a doorknob, someone else touches a doorknob…and it’s the common cold! There are more EV’s that cause common cold than there are hemorrhagic fevers for a reason. The hemorrhagic virus lives like a ROCK STAR! The EV’s live like middle management and bureaucrats.

Because we don’t live in our own filth, et cetera…the shiny object that everyone loves to talk about, Ebola, will fade. In the background is a rampant epidemic of a different type, Enterovirus 68. Enterovirii are highly contagious, the common cold is an EV. EV lasts longer outside of the host and are focused on respiratory excretions (as well as fecal-oral route) as a means for transmission. Someone with a cold (EV) isn’t much of a perceived vector when compared to the Ebola vector who is having projectile bloody vomit, explosive diarrhea, and is bleeding from every orifice. Who do you notice more, the middle manager or the ROCK STAR! ?

Enterovirus affect millions of people worldwide each year, and are often found in the respiratory secretions (e.g., saliva, sputum, or nasal mucus) and stool of an infected person. Historically, poliomyelitis was the most significant disease caused by an enterovirus, poliovirus. There are 64 non-polio enteroviruses that can cause disease in humans: 23 Coxsackie A viruses, 6 Coxsackie B viruses, 28 echoviruses, and 5 other enteroviruses.[2] Poliovirus, as well as coxsackie and echovirus are spread through the fecal-oral route. Infection can result in a wide variety of symptoms ranging from mild respiratory illness (common cold), hand, foot and mouth disease, acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis, aseptic meningitis, myocarditis, severe neonatal sepsis-like disease, and acute flaccid paralysis.[2]

We identified Enterovirus-68 in 1962. Once in a while it would pop up, maybe a few here and there. However. This virus, like several other EV’s are found in far more prevalent numbers in Central America. Younger people are more likely to carry the virus as they have not grown the resistance to it. The more I look into this, the more politics I see. Let’s get down to some science and some numbers. The study cited just now says that:


Our subjects had a median age of 3 years and a 1.2:1.0 male:female ratio. HRV was identified in 16% and HEV was identified in 3%. HRVs accounted for a higher frequency of isolates in those of younger age, in particular children < 1 years old. HRV-C accounted for 38% of all HRVs detected. Phylogenetic analysis revealed a high proportion of recombinant strains between HRV-A/HRV-C and between HEV-A/HEV-B. In addition, both EV-D68 and EV-A71 were identified.


In Latin America as in other regions, HRVs and HEVs account for a substantial proportion of respiratory viruses identified in young people with ILI, a finding that provides additional support for the development of pharmaceuticals and vaccines targeting these pathogens.

The age of those studied ranged from 1 month to 25 years, I’d like to introduce their graph here, note the HEV rates across coutry.

3% of those found to be ill with influenza type symptoms were found to have Enterovirus. Enterovirus-68 was identified. From their numbers 1 in 8 (12%) ill with an EV had EV-68. So, let’s take a thousand infected people from this set, this yields 3.6 people out of  1000 sick who are carrying EV-68. We can’t cut people into .6, so lets round down on purpose to 3 out of 1000 people who are sick are EV68.

There have been at least 50,000 children (low-ball on purpose), who have crossed from Central America to here in the past year. These are the ones who don’t have the adult immunity built up yet that we discussed above.

Now we have to make an assumption and carry it forward in real time. 50,000 kids (and this is a low estimate on purpose) head North. Lets say that 1% are sick with flu-like symptoms (fever, runny nose, body aches) at the start of their journey. This is also a low-ball estimate. Anyone who is around a bunch of kids knows that there are sniffles everywhere. So, of the 50,000 who got here, 2 stared out with Ev-68.

Just 2? So what. Well, that is at the start of the journey. And if its 3% sick its 4. If its 100,000 kids crossing the border….I low-balled this on purpose to prove a point. Lets take 2 kids with EV-68 and start them on their journey North. We all saw the conditions on the way up here. the farther North they get the closer packed they become until finally being placed in a holding area North of the border. Pause here.

2 EV-68 kids start a moths long journey and become placed into a cadre of other kids. The virus spreads from the beginning of the journey. Then more than 2 have the bug. Remember, EV-68 most of the time is just ‘the flu’ or a ‘cold’. A bunch of kids traveling North in far less than ideal conditions are going to be susceptible to the virus. The 2 become more. Large groups were congregated South of the border, crossed, and then became larger groups again North of the border. They did not move as cadre at the border or in the North. these are pools where some get in and some get out. Therefore, the EV infection can be spread on the journey north, reside south and north of the border and propagate until everyone leaves the area. As time moves forward in these places, the infection rate gets higher.

Disperse the disease.

The kids make it to the North. They are placed in holding areas. Did you notice that Fedgov was real quick to clear these people out of the holding areas as soon as possible? It was willing to take tons of heat and bad press over this. Why? You have to distribute them widely and rapidly to minimize large localized identifiable outbreaks. It does not take a genius to realize that packed in people living on top of each other will be disease vectors. We now have more than 2 EV-68’s at this point.  If one of them gets into a tight packed group of a few hundred or a thousand we have rapidly multiplying  disease vectors. We have an expanding and easily identified  infection. Now, this isn’t limited to the kids. Anyone who comes in contact who does not have immunity is now a vector.  The claim that the outbreaks of EV-68 also happened where there wasn’t ‘large numbers’ of these kids placed does not understand how infection works. It only takes one disease vector, immigrant or citizen, to infect many at any given time. These people who make such claims do not take time, which multiplies contact and increases disease,  into consideration as potential for more infections. Place one sick kid into a classroom full of kids who have no resistance to EV-68 and its going to be bad.

How would you get rid of a tanker truck full of incredibly toxic liquid? I’d drive it around on the highways while it dripped maybe a milliliter or so every 10 seconds at highway speed until empty; Hopefully, no one notices.

You can assign whatever political motives to the Fedgov’s and Obama’s actions to the above scenario. The fact is, Ebola is a shiny object waved in our faces to distract us from the real problem in communicable disease, the politicization of illness.

Majority of Hispanics support Enforcement First approach to Immigration

by Phantom Ace ( 53 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Communism, Conservatism, Democratic Party, Immigration, Leftist-Islamic Alliance, Multiculturalism, Nazism, Progressives, Republican Party, Socialism, Tea Parties, The Political Right, Tranzis at July 10th, 2013 - 7:00 am

Demagogues in both the Republican and Democrat Party treat the Immigration issue like political football. The Open borders Amnesty one world and La Raza/Mecha types on the Left call any Immigration enforcement racist. The Know Nothing element on the Right have turned an issue of legality into one of demonizing the entire Hispanic community as evil space monsters from Mars taking their virginal daughters. The extremists on both sides damage honest and rational problem solving on the immigration issue. One thing both sides claim is that Hispanics support amnesty and open borders, that is further from the truth.

A new poll out shows that 60% of Hispanics support an enforcement first approach to immigration. A majority also believe illegals should not have access to welfare benefits.  A majority also favor strengthening the border with fencing, more police and drones.

A majority of Hispanic adults, 57%, support tougher enforcement of the border to keep

A majority of Hispanic adults, 57%, support giving employers an e-verify system to find out if a job applicant is lawfully in the U.S. or not. Only 35% oppose e-verify. Among Hispanic voters 64% supported e-verify and only
29 % are opposed.
A majority of Hispanic adults, 51%, support strengthening the enforcement of the border to stop illegal immigration with additional fencing, police, surveillance drones and other measures. 43% opposed. However, among Hispanic voters, majority support widens to 55% and 42% oppose
The majority of Hispanic adults, 54%, support requiring that we reach a goal of stopping 90% of the undocumented immigration in the future; 38% opposed. Among Hispanic voters, six in ten, 59% supported the 90% goal and 36% opposed.
Among all Hispanics, six in ten, 60%, support granting legal status to those already here only when the 90% goal is reached; 32% oppose. Among Hispanic voters, 60% support, 34% oppose.

Among all Hispanic adults the majority, 51%, support stopping undocumented immigrants who are already here from getting food stamps, welfare, Medicaid, and Obamacare benefits while they are going through the legalization process and before the 90% goal is reached; 42% oppose. Among Hispanic voters, 56% support and 40% oppose
The majority of Hispanic adults, 56%, support an immigration reform bill that lets undocumented immigrants stay in the country legally, but not to get welfare or
food stamps, spends billions to stop new undocumented
immigrants from coming in, and lets undocumented immigrants get green cards and permanent citizenship only after the flow of undocumented immigrants is cut by 90% and only if they pay a fine and learn English; 35%
This poll destroys many narratives, hence why with the exception of National Review, it has not gotten much discussion or traction on either Conservative nor Progressive websites. It does not fit either side’s narrative about the Hispanic view on Immigration. The truth is Hispanic’s views on immigration are not all that different from the public at large.
There is some bad news for Republicans and one that does not shock me as I see it in my own family. Thanks to the bigoted rhetoric of people like Ann Coulter and Steve King which is enabled by the Progressive media, Hispanics do not like the GOP. They view it and with reason as hostile to them.
Among all Hispanic adults two in three, 65%, believe that the Republican Party discriminates against Latinos and Hispanics. Only 22% said no and 13% didn’t know.
When asked if they think that “the Republican Party cares about people like you”, only one in four Hispanic adults, 27%, said yes. Six in ten, 61%, said no and 12% didn’t know.
When asked if they thought that “Republicans want to stop immigration because they don’t want more Latinos or Hispanics to come to the U.S.”, almost two-thirds of all Hispanic adults, 62%, said yes. Only 27% said no and 11% didn’t know.

This is not fair perception of the part of Hispanics. But many Republicans either engage in hostile vitriolic rhetoric against Hispanics or just tolerate it. The Progressive media and the Democrats play up this rhetoric to create bad blood between Republicans and Hispanics. The result is that many Hispanics who might be open to voting Republican or did at one point, do not. People will not vote for a party perceived to hate them, even though their views on Immigration mirror that of most Republicans. Being against Illegal Immigration equate hating Hispanics and that is something republicans need to stress. The voices of hate who are in my opinion false flaggers need to silenced and the issue needs to become one of legality.

Sadly this poll will be forgotten and instead we will continue to have the vitriolic debate being engaged by elements in both parties. The Transnational Progressive One world open borders crowd and their La Raza/Mecha allies will continue to paint any opponent of illegal immigration or those who call for more border security as racist or the coming of the 4th Reich. The Know Nothings who are silent about Islamic Immigration will continue with this Hispanics are evil Nazi like monsters invading, looting and conquering all before them. These Hispanic conquerors existed 500 years ago, so these know nothings are a few centuries too late in this warning.

Nothing will be done on this issue and we will still be talking about it in 2020 probably. In the meantime the name calling and division caused by extremists on both sides will continue to allow them make money of this issue. Big Business will continue have cheap labor and our borders will not be secured. The real losers in all this are the American people and that is the biggest tragedy of all!