There is no known cure.  He was working in Liberia.  He and his family are back in the US.  Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

A Fort Worth doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positve for the virus, according to Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief agency.

Dr. Kent Brantly is medical director at the Samaritan’s Purse Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia.

The relief group says the 33-year-old physician with a private practice in Fort Worth is undergoing treatement in an isolation center at ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital city.

Samaritan’s Purse says Brantly is married and has two children, and that the agency is committed to doing everything possible to assist him.

He has worked with the agency in Liberia since last October. Before that, he was a family practice doctor in Fort Worth, where he finished his residency at John Peter Smith Hospital.

Fort Worth doctor in Africa tests positive for Ebola virus.

h/t The Klown

The poser in the WH is doing nada.  Rick is going to take care of business.

Gov. Rick Perry is expected to announce Monday that he will activate up to 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley, state Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, confirmed Sunday night.

Perry wants these troops to bolster the work already being done with a surge of Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, said Hinojosa’s spokesperson, Jennifer Saenz, who added that the governor gave the Rio Grande Valley delegation notice prior to the planned 2 p.m. announcement on border security.”

The senator understands that Perry wants this troop build-up but is not sure what kind of federal approval he needs for it. He just knows he wants to deploy 1,000 troops there,” Saenz said.

The announcement comes amid a wave of growing resistance to the federal government’s efforts to shelter the unprecedented 57,000 children from Central America who have crossed the border in the last nine months – double the number who made illegal border crossings last year. President Barack Obama has asked Congress to provide $3.7 billion in emergency funding to deal with the influx.

via Perry expected to call up National Guard to Rio Grande Valley.  h/t TexasFred

Something to leave you happier during these difficult days.  I know that Mcnorman’s odd assembly of discarded animals would do the same for each other.  We have much to learn from these creatures.

A once-homeless street dog has been caught on video risking life and limb to feed her extended animal family in a Brazilian junkyard.

Lilica has spent the last three years traveling four miles down dark, dangerous roads each night to the home of animal lover Lucia, who gives the dog a bag of food.

The brilliant and selfless pooch then turns around and travels back to her São Carlos junkyard, where a menagerie of another dog, a cat, a mule, and several chickens dig in with their little hearts full of gratitude.

The journey begins each night at Neile Vania Antonio’s junkyard, where Lilica was abandoned as a puppy, just as it did the first time Lilica made her miraculous trek.

Lucia Helena de Souza first met Lilica years ago and fed her, as she would any stray.

‘I realized that she ate and then stared at what was in the bag,’ Lucia says in a video about Lilica.

A neighbor suggested to Lucia that Lucia might be staring at the bag because she wanted to take it with her.

And when Lucia tied up the bag and handed it over, that’s exactly what happened.

‘From then on, that’s what how we did it,’ Lucia said of their nightly meetings at 9:30pm.

Upon Lilica’s return to her junkyard, the real magic happens: the mothering pooch drops her bag of food and the motley animal crew descends.

One by one, a dog, some chickens, a mule and some cats take turns sharing a bit of Lilica’s gift.

‘An animal sharing things with other animals is a lesson. A lesson for us,’ says Lucia

Junkyard dog travels 4 miles every night for 3 years to get food for friends.

 

Really scary.

Barry must be so proud because the bots will never put two and two together.

The latest innovation in cancer care isn’t a medical breakthrough but an app to ration new drugs. It’ll measure care in terms of what it costs health plans, instead of what it means for patients’ lives.

That it’s being developed under the auspices of the American Society for Clinical Oncology, or ASCO, the world’s leading oncology association, is a grim warning about the state of organized medicine.

The app will use an algorithm like those many health plans apply to limit access to innovative treatments. Wellpoint Inc., for one, measures cost-effectiveness by comparing the benefits, side effects and costs of various treatments for specific types of cancer. The ASCO app uses the same benchmarks.

That’s no coincidence. At ASCO’s national conference, Dr. Lee Newcomer, United Healthcare’s medical director, said the “motives [of insurers] are viewed with suspicion when it comes to deciding whether a treatment is cost-effective. So having ASCO play a key role in establishing such guidelines would be crucial to their implementation.”

Translation: Patients are more likely to accept rationing if it comes with a “medical seal of approval.”

The cancer death-panel app | New York Post.

mcnorman:

Gosh darn it, she is making a case for a stint in rehab talking like this.

Check out the map. Oh, if you don’t have an exclamation mark in your state, just wait a few more months.

Originally posted on BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades!:

Here is a handy dandy map that shows where the illegals are being resettled or proposed to be settled. Here are the symbols on the map for name of each location and what is happening there. The original  interactive map is located over atNumbers USA -Not in my back yard. Credit goes to the link. Worth reading the comments over there.

Relocation Map Key

You can zoom in and out, and click and drag the map for a different view. (For a larger version of this map click here. You can see a full list of all the communities in the left column.)

NumbersUSA is daily updating this interactive map to show which communities are under threat of the federal government moving large numbers of illegal aliens there from the border.

NumbersUSA is providing its members actions they can take to help stop the government’s dispersal of illegal aliens in…

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