This is the great song written by Marty Balin rewritten as a letter to a friend.
With all the attempts at costs saving with procedures, I put together this fake poster on do it yourself home arthroscopic menisectomy. Despite the obvious attempt at satire with this, I probably should add the disclaimer that this is only intended to be satire and does not advocate any individual attempting any part or portion of this procedure depicted.
PETITION FOR REVISED RESTRICTIONS ON ALL INCOMING TRAVEL WHICH MAY CONTAIN POTENTIALLY INFECTIOUS MATERIAL AND PERSONS ORIGINATING FROM A COUNTRY OR STATE EXPERIENCING AN OUTBREAK OF THE EBOLAVIRUS
President Barack Obama
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH Director-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Asst. to the President for Homeland Security: Lisa Monaco
Secretary of HHS: Sylvia Burwell
Director of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases: Dr. Anthony Fauci
USAID Administrator: Dr. Raj Shah
Commander of AFRICOM: General David Rodriguez
In the wake on significant concerns surrounding the screening of infected person(s) traveling from Liberia, more stringent controls be in place during this Public Health Emergency of International Concern (WHO, August, 2014).
The Ebola virus has reached unprecedented epidemic proportions in West Africa, and has been joined by another unrelated concurrent outbreak in the Congo.
Despite recognizing the combined effort of the global health communities to prevent this current epidemic of the Ebolavirus reaching pandemic status, the disease was unfortunately brought here to the United States by an individual infected with the Zaire strain of the Ebolavirus who legally entered our country from the West African nation of Liberia, where Ebola is rampant threatening health, peace, stability, and the economic prosperity of the citizens of the United States of America.
We understand many of our own citizens of the United States of America and military personnel have a right to return following deployment to these outbreak areas, we must ensure they also must return in such a manner to minimize any potential transmission, in accordance with the international standard as well as community Standard of Care here in the United States of America.
WE AGREE with GENERAL RODRIGUEZ that, “Prior to redeploying service members back home, we will screen and identify anyone who faced an elevated risk of exposure. We take all necessary steps to minimize any potential transmission, in accordance with the international standards that our medical professionals have given us.”
WE AGREE with HOMELAND SECURITY LISA MONACO that: “The most effective way to go about controlling this is to prevent those individuals from getting on a plane in the first place.”
WE AGREE Infectious disease outbreaks are a national security priority.
WE AGREE the escalating Ebola epidemic in West Africa highlights the necessity to establish global capacity to prevent, detect and rapidly respond to biological threats of any origin.”
WE AGREE they threaten peace, stability, and the economic prosperity of our world; the consequences of not acting are unfathomable.
WE AGREE to stand together with our West Africa partners to end the Ebola epidemic, and to communicate with clarity we need to accelerate our global capacity to prevent, detect, and rapidly respond to disease threats like Ebola and other infectious disease outbreaks – before they turn into epidemics.”
WE AGREE that a biological threat such as Ebola anywhere is a biological threat everywhere, and it is the world’s responsibility to respond as one.
WE, THE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HEREBY REQUEST that all agencies of the United States Government to be redirected to take all appropriate measures within their authority to carry out the following, but not limited to:
Please find this PETITION at:
Authored by and in conjunction with the Ebola Preparedness Team by RA Perez-Ricketson, MD and N. Duke-EPWAV
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I see the owls.
And hawks carrying off chickens roosted in trees for the night
But my crows have returned to their winter housing
Wonder what they might like for feed
Though the winds did take down their tree in which they nested in over winter
For as long as I have been here.
For 22 years I’ve watched and waited.
Yesterday a good dozen gathered in a tree that overlooked their old home
I wonder will they rebuild or do they time share in nests of other birds
Like the owl and hawk do.
Is the crow it’s third time share
So who is going to rebuild their home
What can I do?
-Written by Karen Kloepping
Printed and posted 11.1.2014 by kind permission and with great respect.