Leaking pipe closes Tacoma streets


A street where the water main broke is freezing.


caused the closure of some Tacoma streets Monday morning and the spilled water turned to a sheet of ice.

The incident occurred at 725 East 25th near the Tacoma Dome at 3:30 a.m. Monday.

The building was flooded and roads surrounding East 25th and East G streets were blocked off because of a concern that the water would freeze.

About 2,000 gallons of water leaked from pipe, according to utility officials.

Tacoma Water investigated the leak and turned off the water. 


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The Real Reason Behind the Democrats’ Big Midterm Losses



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By Robert Reich


This post originally ran on Robert Reich’s Web page.

The President blames himself for the Democrat’s big losses Election Day.

“We have not been successful in going out there and letting people know what it is that we’re trying to do and why this is the right direction,” he said Sunday.

In other words, he didn’t sufficiently tout the Administration’s accomplishments.


I respectfully disagree.


If you want a single reason for why Democrats lost big on Election Day 2014 it’s this: Median household income continues to drop.

This is the first “recovery” in memory when this has happened.

Jobs are coming back but wages aren’t.

Every month the job numbers grow but the wage numbers go nowhere.

Most new jobs are in part-time or low-paying positions. They pay less than the jobs lost in the Great Recession.

This wageless recovery has been made all the worse because pay is less predictable than ever.


Most Americans don’t know what they’ll be earning next year or even next month. Two-thirds are now living paycheck to paycheck.

So why is this called a “recovery” at all? Because, technically, the economy is growing.

But almost all the gains from that growth are going to a small minority at the top.


In fact, 100 percent of the gains have gone to the best-off 10 percent. Ninety-five percent have gone to the top 1 percent.

The stock market has boomed. Corporate profits are through the roof. CEO pay, in the stratosphere.

Yet most Americans feel like they’re still in a recession.

And they’re convinced the game is rigged against them.

Fifty years ago, just 29 percent of voters believed government is “run by a few big interests looking out for themselves.”

Now, 79 percent think so.


According to Pew, the percentage of Americans who believe most people who want to get ahead can do so through hard work has plummeted 14 points since 2000.

What the President and other Democrats failed to communicate wasn’t their accomplishments.

It was their understanding that the economy is failing most Americans and big money is overrunning our democracy.

And they failed to convey their commitment to an economy and a democracy that serve the vast majority rather than a minority at the top.

Some Democrats even ran on not being Barack Obama.


That’s no way to win. Americans want someone fighting for them, not running away from the President.

The midterm elections should have been about jobs and wages, and how to reform a system where nearly all the gains go to the top.

It was an opportunity for Democrats to shine. Instead, they hid.

Consider that in four “red” states — South Dakota, Arkansas, Alaska, and Nebraska — the same voters who sent Republicans to the Senate voted by wide margins to raise their state’s minimum wage.

Democratic candidates in these states barely mentioned the minimum wage.

So what now?


Republicans, soon to be in charge of Congress, will push their same old supply-side, trickle-down, austerity economics.

They’ll want policies that further enrich those who are already rich.


That lower taxes on big corporations and deliver trade agreements written in secret by big corporations.

That further water down Wall Street regulations so the big banks can become even bigger – too big to fail, or jail, or curtail.

They’ll exploit the public’s prevailing cynicism by delivering just what the cynics expect.

And the Democrats? They have a choice.


They can refill their campaign coffers for 2016 by trying to raise even more money from big corporations, Wall Street, and wealthy individuals.

And hold their tongues about the economic slide of the majority, and the drowning of our democracy.

Or they can come out swinging. Not just for a higher minimum wage but also for better schools, paid family and medical leave, and child care for working families.

For resurrecting the Glass-Steagall Act and limiting the size of Wall Street banks.


For saving Social Security by lifting the cap on income subject to payroll taxes.

For rebuilding the nation’s roads, bridges, and ports.

For increasing taxes on corporations with high ratios of CEO pay to the pay of average workers.

And for getting big money out of politics, and thereby saving our democracy.


It’s the choice of the century.

Democrats have less than two years to make it.


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Video: Breaking. Leaked video of ISIS sex slave auction








by Prepper
November 3, 2014
Terrorism, Tyranny, Video


These barbarians need to be wiped out. There is no negotiating or persuading these backwards men.

There is no bringing these people into the 21st Century.

Newly released video of a sex slave auction shows a real war on women not the fake one purported by Feminists in The West.

Watch the video below. Below the video is some background story. What do you think?


From Shoebat.com:

The video was published by the campaign titled “Raqqa slaughters silently”, a concerned advocacy group which reveals news coming out of the Syrian province of Raqqa today Saturday.

The video shows ISIS openly admitting that the establishment of a “slave market” to sell women with one of them saying “Booty market today … today is the market for ‘ “what your right hands possess”.

“What your right hand possess” is strictly the sex trade as one can find from the Quran, the chapter of women 4:3. The ruling of Sharia allows it. (see notes below from Islam Question and Answer)

He adds “today is the day of distribution” as one of the ISIS terrorist begs to be given one as a gift since he could not afford to pay.

With absolute disregard for women the auctioneer says: “Today, each will get his choice. He can sell them or gift them or donate them, he is a free to do whatever he wishes with his share of the booty”.

One of them answers the question about the price of the girl, adding, “…price varies depending if they have blue eyes, the price differs”.

The recording shows what seems like a headquarters with the ISIS flag clearly visible.

It should be noted that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said last month that the state regulation of non-Muslim, has sold about 300 Yazidi girls for a thousand dollars each.

According to the Observatory published on its official report that the organization “has distributed to its members in Syria during the days and weeks past, about 300 girls and women from the followers of the Yazidi religion, who were abducted in Iraq several weeks ago, and on the basis that they are slaves of the spoils of war from the infidels and in several cases documented by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. ”

The report added, “The members of the organization to sell those abducted to other members is for the sum amount of US $1,000 per female, after being told that they entered Islam, to be married to the fighters of the state in accordance to state regulation of non-Muslim members who have been paid for by money.”

The report pointed out that the observatory “has documented at least 27 cases, of women who have been sold and force married to members of the state according to regulation of non-Muslim in the north-east of Aleppocountryside, Raqqa and Hasaka.”

It states that, despite the proliferation of news and a lot of recordings that appear to establish regulation of markets for “captives”, the organization is still trying to clean its image through the denial of these incidents, counter cross-media campaigns most of which are posted on Twitter, yet this video proves the case.

Two weeks ago, a report by Russia Segudna provided this video clip, via the social networking site Facebook, depicts the reception of a large crowd of Iraqi Yezidis showing two women of the same tribe upon moments of their arrival as runaways from ISIS:







Over 214,000 Doctors Opt Out of Obamacare Exchanges!!!

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Over 214,000 doctors won’t participate in the new plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA,) analysis of a new survey by Medical Group Management Association shows. That number of 214,524, estimated by American Action Forum, is through May 2014, but appears to be growing due to plans that force doctors to take on burdensome costs. It’s also about a quarter of the total number of 893,851 active professional physicians reported by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

In January, an estimated 70% of California’s physicians were not participating in Covered California plans.

Here are some of the reasons why:

1.      Reimbursements under Obamacare are at bottom-dollar – they are even lower than Medicare reimbursements, which are already significantly below market rates. “It is estimated that where private plans pay $1.00 for a service, Medicare pays $0.80, and ACA exchange plans are now paying about $0.60,” a study by the think-tank American Action Forum finds. “For example, Covered California plans are setting their plan fee schedules in line with that of Medic-Cal-California’s Medicaid Program-which means exchange plans are cutting provider reimbursement by up to 40 percent.”

2.      Doctors are expected to take on more patients to make up for the lost revenue, but that’s not happening, because primary care doctors already have more patients than they can handle. “Furthermore, physicians are worried that exchange plan patients will be sicker than the average patient because they may have been without insurance for extended periods of time, and therefore will require more of the PCPs time at lower pay,” says the study.

The study also points to two reasons that doctors might not get paid at all:

3.      An MGMA study indicates that 75% of ACA patients that had seen doctors had chosen plans with high deductibles. Given that most of the patients are low-income, doctors are concerned that the patients cannot meet the deductibles and they will get stuck with the bill.

4.      HHS requires that insurers cover customers for an additional 90 days after they have stopped paying their premiums: the insurer covers the first 30 – but, it’s up to the doctor to recoup payment for the last 60 days. This is the number one reason providers are opting to not participate in the exchange plans. Currently, about a million people have failed to pay their premiums and had their plans canceled.

So, Obamacare is asking doctors to take on sicker patients for less money, with the risk of not getting paid at all? No wonder doctors are running from these plans!


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2 dead, 4 critically injured in shooting at Marysville high school

By KOMO Staff and Associated Press Published: Oct 24, 2014 at 11:09 AM PDT Last Updated: Oct 24, 2014 at 4:04 PM PDT

MARYSVILLE, Wash. – A student opened fire Friday morning at Marysville Pilchuck High School,

killing one student and critically injuring four others before fatally shooting himself, police and witnesses said.


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Squadrons of police cars swarmed to the school at about 10:45 a.m. after receiving reports of an active shooter opening fire.
The shooter, later identified as 14-year-old Jaylen Fryberg, fired several shots at other students in the school cafeteria. Five students were hit by the gunfire, and one of them was killed. The four others were severely injured. The shooter then turned the gun on himself.
Brian Patrick said his daughter, a freshman, was in the cafeteria 10 feet from the gunman when the shooting occurred. She ran from the cafeteria and immediately called her mother.
Patrick said his daughter told him, ‘The guy walked into the cafeteria, pulled out a gun and started shooting. No arguing, no yelling.”
His other daughter, a senior at the school, called him ‘hysterical’ from her classroom, Patrick said.
“I thought, ‘God let my kids be safe,” he said.

Police say there was only one gunman.
“We are confident there is only one shooter and the shooter is deceased,” said Marysville Police Cmdr. Robb Lamoureux in a noon briefing.
Dr. Joanne Roberts at Providence Regional Medical Center said four young victims were transported there after the shootings. Three of them – two girls and a boy – are in very critical condition with head wounds. The fourth student, a boy, is in critical but stable condition, and was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, she said.
As of 3 p.m., hospital officials said a 15-year-old boy is out of the operating room and is stable. A female victim was operated on and was taken to the intensive care unit, and the other female victim was still in the operating room.

Roberts said four trauma teams were activated with a total of 25 doctors.
“They performed very well in a very difficult circumstance,” she said. “We have dreaded this day in the community, but we were prepared to handle these kids when they came.”
One student, Alex, said she was in the cafeteria when the shooting started.
“I was eating and I hear four gunshots,” she said. “So I look behind me and I saw a gun pointing at this one kid who I knew. … As soon as everyone saw the gun or heard the gunshots, they ran toward the wall. Some kids ran out the exit that I ran out of.”

Alex said she estimated about 50 to 60 students were in the cafeteria at the time. “I ran first for the wall, and then I thought, ‘I’m not staying in here.’ So I ran out and called my mom.”
Cedar Parker, a 17-year-old senior, told The Associated Press he was driving away from the campus for lunch when he saw students running from the school and trying to jump a fence. Parker let several of them in his car. He heard other students yelling for their friends: “Where are you?”
Parker would have been nearby if he had chosen to eat in the cafeteria, he said: “Leaving saved my life.”
Police said they do not know Fryberg’s motive. Other students described him as an accomplished athlete on the football team who was “like normal” on Thursday.
At least 20 police cars and multiple ambulances responded to the shootings..

Students were evacuated from the school and taken by bus to a church at 51st Avenue and Grove Street.
“We do ask parents to stay away (from the school), it’s an active situation,” Lamoureux said. “We need to make it safe and secure. Please don’t go to the campus, that makes it difficult for our officers.”
Ayn Dietrich, an FBI spokesperson in Seattle, said the agency had personnel on their way to the scene to help authorities with the investigation.
A shooting vigil is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday at The Grove Church, 4705 Grove Street in Marysville.

The school district will have counselors available Thursday night from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to noon at 4220 80th Street NE in Marysville.




This “Lion Whisperer” Is Incredible! See Him Get The Cuddle Treatment From His Favorite Lion Pride


Kevin “The Lion Whisperer” Richardson is one fearless cat lover. While most people would be a bit concerned seeing a lion emerge from the tall grass, Kevin just gets ready for cuddles. Watch below as he greets his old pals, who happen to be wild lions, in the grasslands of Africa.




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2nd health care worker with Ebola in Dallas took plane day before symptoms showed, officials say

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Of Interest – We just posted this here because now there appears to be numerous flights that are involved and not just the one. The second health care worker to test positive for Ebola in Dallas traveled by air the day before presenting symptoms and being isolated – The CDC is attempting to track down all 132 passengers aboard the plane the health care worker took because of “the proximity in time between the evening flight and first report of illness.

Officials identified the flight taken by the worker as Frontier Airlines flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth on October 13.

They said anyone aboard the plane should call 1-800-CDC INFO (1 800 232-4636) immediately.

However, according to Flight tracker, 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.




Last Updated Oct 15, 2014 3:02 PM EDT

The second health care worker to test positive for Ebola in Dallas traveled by air the day before presenting symptoms and being isolated, the CDC announced Wednesday.

The Cleveland Department of Public Health identified the health care worker as Amber Vinson. Officials said Vinson, a nurse in Dallas, was visiting family in northeast Ohio to prepare for her wedding.

CDC Director Tom Frieden said Wednesday the worker is currently in the process of being transferred to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, which has previously successfully treated two American Ebola patients without the disease spreading further. It is not clear yet when exactly that transfer will happen.

The revelation has raised alarm about further spread of the disease, which is transmitted through body fluids such as blood and saliva after the victim starts showing symptoms.

In response to the latest Ebola case, the White House announced Tuesday that President Obama is calling off a planned trip to New Jersey and Connecticut and instead will convene Cabinet officials coordinating the government’s Ebola response.

The CDC said it is attempting to track down all 132 passengers aboard the plane the health care worker took because of “the proximity in time between the evening flight and first report of illness. Officials identified the flight taken by the worker as Frontier Airlines flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth on October 13. They said anyone aboard the plane should call 1 800-CDC INFO (1 800 232-4636) immediately.

Vinson exhibited no signs or symptoms of illness while on flight 1143, according to the crew.

On Wednesday, Mayor Frank Jackson said there were currently no known Ebola cases in Cleveland. However, Cleveland health officials activated an emergency command center for Ebola “situation awareness.”

Officials said Cleveland Hopkins International Airport disinfected key areas of its facility and was providing personal protection for equipment employees. The airport director said the plane on which 29-year-old Amber Joy Vinson had flown back to Dallas was decontaminated twice, and would carry passengers from Cleveland to Denver on Wednesday afternoon. Vinson had treated the Liberian man who died of the disease in a Dallas hospital.

Medical records provided to The Associated Press by Thomas Eric Duncan’s family show Vinson was actively engaged in caring for Duncan in the days before his death. The records show she inserted catheters, drew blood, and dealt with Duncan’s body fluids.

Kent State University, Vinson’s alma mater, also was abuzz about its links to the Ebola case after the school announced that three employees related to Vinson have been asked to remain off campus for three weeks. Vinson didn’t visit campus during her recent trip, the school said.

In a statement, Frontier Airlines said they “will continue to work closely with CDC and other governmental agencies to ensure proper protocols and procedures are being followed.” The airline also said the plane has been thoroughly cleaned and was removed from service following CDC notification early Wednesday morning.

However, according to Flight tracker, 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.



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“Those who have exposures to Ebola, she should not have traveled on a commercial airline,” Frieden said. “The CDC guidance in this setting outlines the need for controlled movement. That can include a charter plane; that can include a car; but it does not include public transport. We will from this moment forward ensure that no other individual who is being monitored for exposure undergoes travel in any way other than controlled movement.”

Frieden said Wednesday that the second health care worker had traveled to Ohio before the first was diagnosed with the disease.

Frieden specifically noted that the remaining 75 healthcare workers who treated Thomas Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital will not be allowed to fly. The CDC will work with local and state officials to accomplish this.

The agency said the positive test result for the worker was returned from a preliminary test, and that “confirmation testing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s laboratory is being done.”

The worker was in isolation at a Dallas hospital within 90 minutes of her finding she had an elevated temperature, officials said. They also said she lives alone with no pets.

Crews were at the health care worker’s apartment early Wednesday morning, located in north Dallas, reports CBS Dallas. They began decontaminating the complex’s common areas and the space outside of the patient’s home, as well as distributing flyers to residents. The patient’s vehicle and apartment unit will be decontaminated starting early Wednesday afternoon.

Officials have said they also don’t know how the first health worker, 26-year-old nurse Nina Pham, became infected. But the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said “an additional health care worker testing positive for Ebola is a serious concern.”

“What happened there (in Dallas), regardless of the reason, is not acceptable. It shouldn’t have happened,” Anthony Fauci, director of the Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of NIH, said on MSNBC Wednesday.

The state health agency said the new patient had been interviewed, “to quickly identify any contacts or potential exposures, and those people will be monitored. The type of monitoring depends on the nature of their interactions and the potential they were exposed to the virus.”

“We want to remind Dallas County residents not to panic and overreact,” said county health director Zach Thompson. “We just want Dallas County residents to stay calm.”

Nurse Nina Pham, the first person to contract Ebola on U.S. soil, also got the disease while caring for Duncan. She repeatedly visited his room from the day he was admitted to the intensive care unit until the day before he died, medical records show.

Pham and other health care workers wore protective gear, including gowns, gloves, masks and face shields — and sometimes full-body suits — when caring for Duncan, but confirmation of the new case came a day after a national nurses union decried an absence of protocols at the Texas hospital.

When Pham’s mother learned she was caring for Duncan, she tried to reassure her that she would be safe.

Pham told her: “Mom, no. Don’t worry about me,” family friend Christina Tran told The Associated Press.

Duncan’s medical records make numerous mentions of protective gear worn by hospital staff, and Pham herself notes wearing the gear in visits to Duncan’s room. But there is no indication in the records of her first encounter with Duncan, on Sept. 29, that Pham donned any protective gear.




Possible grow operation fire burns Federal Way strip mall

By Rob Munoz



A popular Federal Way awards shop and tattoo parlor are complete losses after a fire early Tuesday.

The fire shut down both directions of Pacific Highway South between Dash Point Road and South 288th Street for more than six hours.

South King Fire said the fire may have started in the basement, which likely housed a marijuana grow operation.

Neighbors told KIRO 7 they saw SWAT team activity in the building just the week before.

“The construction we see in the basement is consistent with what we see in marijuana grow operations,” Asst. Chief of South King Fire Ed Plumlee told KIRO 7. “It’s a basement area back there — pretty compartmentalized, and plywood on the ceiling and walls. Some of the exit points had been cordoned off.”

The fire was noticed by the owner of the tattoo parlor at 6 a.m. and he called it in just as the flames started roaring, firefighters said.

On his way out, crews said he was able to break out a window of the Awards by Wilson shop and rescue a cat that was inside.

Owners of the awards shop showed up at the scene, but declined to talk about the fire to news crews.

Plumlee told KIRO 7 crews are already looking much more closely into the basement of the building that housed the two other stores.

“I think the most difficult thing for us is we have enclosed spaces where we don’t have an ability to see and then we have to chainsaw in a confined space,” he said.

All morning long, neighbors stopped by to say how devastated they were at the loss of the shops.

“They’re like an institution here in Federal Way. You hate to see that happen to anybody,” said longtime Federal Way resident Ed Barney.

Fire investigators have still not pinpointed an exact cause for the fire, and have not said whether the grow operation was legal.

Parts of the northbound and southbound lanes of Pacific Highway South opened back up around noon.




At least three businesses were burned in the fire.



NEW BATTLE PLAN: CDC boss lays out steps to counter Ebola exposure



CDC lays out new plan to counter Ebola exposure in US

Embattled Centers for Disease Control (CDC) director, Dr. Tom Frieden, laid out a new game plan to counter further contamination of health care workers dealing with Ebola patients – including sending rapid response teams to any hospital where a new case is confirmed. 

Frieden told reporters during a press conference Tuesday that the CDC had deployed a team of their most experienced staff to Dallas to work with state’s health department and the hospital where Nina Pham, 26, a Texas Health Presbyterian  Hospital nurse who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, is being treated after testing positive for the disease.

Going forward, Frieden said the CDC will provide Ebola response teams within hours of a confirmed case to any hospital in the United States.

“I wish we put team like this [in place] when first the patient was diagnosed,” said Frieden. “We will do it from this day forward anywhere in the U.S.”

Health care workers have expressed concern for their safety in the wake of Pham’s infection.

“Now, I’ve been hearing loud and clear from health care workers around the country that they are worried, don’t feel prepared,” said Frieden, who laid out a plan to protect and train medical staff treating potential patients on proper protocol. 

Pham became the first person infected by Ebola in the United States while caring for the Liberian for much of his 11 days in Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. He died on Wednesday.

Going forward, Frieden said the CDC will deploy a response team to any hospital in the country that confirms a case of Ebola, consisting of the world’s leading experts on the disease.

At Texas Presbyterian, the CDC has implemented a site manager to oversee aspects of infection control, including ensuring that personal protective equipment is put on and removed safely and correctly.

“In fact, in our work stopping Ebola in Africa, this is the single most important position to protect health workers: a single site manager who is expert and oversees every aspect of the process,” Frieden said.

The CDC is also limiting the number of health care staff who take care of an infected patient.

Both the CDC and Emory University Hospital confirmed Tuesday that two of the nurses from their Serious Communicable Disease Unit have traveled to Texas to provide consultative support in the use of personal protective equipment and infection control measures while caring for Ebola patients. A nurse clinician who has directly cared for Emory’s Ebola patients and a clinical nurse specialist who wrote Emory Healthcare’s personal protective equipment (PPE) and infection control protocols and is also an experienced safety observer in the isolation unit, will speak with Texas Health employees Tuesday.

“..We hope to provide on the ground standard operating procedures for PPE usage, based on CDC guidelines,” Nancye Feistritzer, RN, DNP, chief nursing officer at Emory University Hospital said in a statement. “We also want to be a resource to other organizations who are facing the need to train direct care providers and to ensure adherence to protocols designed to keep the care team safe.”

Both the CDC and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital have been widely criticized for their handling of Duncan’s case. Frieden assured the public that the agency would implement guidelines for testing at hospitals throughout the U.S.

“[We] want to make sure whatever is done where care is provided, every hospital in country needs to be aware of how to diagnose Ebola,” said Frieden. “Every doctor, nurse, staff person needs to ask where have you been in past month, past 21 days, have you been to Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea.”

Frieden acknowledged the CDC’s slow response to the first case in Texas and said that the agency could have done more from the beginning.

“…In retrospect, we could have sent a more robust team … more hands on with the hospital from day one. Getting it right is important [because] the stakes are high,” said Frieden. “[The CDC] definitely should have put larger team on ground immediately, and we will do that from now on.”

President Obama told defense chiefs from some 20 countries on Tuesday that “the world as a whole is not doing enough” to contain the Ebola threat.

He said the hemorrhagic fever, which has killed almost 4,500 in West Africa, must be stopped at its source.

Obama added that the U.S. health care system is strong enough that an Ebola epidemic in the United States is highly unlikely.

The CDC has not yet identified how Pham became exposed to the virus since she was wearing protective gear that included a gown, gloves, a mask and face shield while she treated Duncan.

But Frieden said that the 26-year-old was cooperating with investigators who are looking closely at protocols to prevent further spread of the virus.

Pham received a transfusion on Monday containing antibodies to fight the virus, according to a Catholic priest from Pham’s church. Duncan, did not receive one because he did not match the donor’s blood type.

Christian relief group Samaritan’s Purse has said that Dr. Kent Brantly, who survived an Ebola infection, donated plasma to Pham.

“I’m doing well and want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers,” Pham said Tuesday in a statement released by the hospital. “I am blessed by the support of family and friends.”

In a statement Tuesday, Texas Health Presbyterian said the costs for Pham’s care will be covered and not be a financial burden for her or her family.

Pham’s friends have established a fundraising page on GoFundMe, an approved site which will help the family cover other expenses. For those wishing to send a message directly to Pham, the hospital suggested using the “E-mail a patient” function on TexasHealth.org.

Reuters contributed to this report.





Fox News, aired programming Monday during which an analyst openly called for quarantine

camps to be set up all over the country to house those with Ebola like symptoms.

Calls go out for for “Special Camps” to be Opened in every State to Battle Ebola


By: Steve Watson @ infowars.com Fox News, always ahead of the curve on panicking the general public into giving up all their rights, aired programming Monday during which an analyst openly called f…