Maine, attorneys could be headed for showdown over Ebola-negative nurse – Central Maine

 

 

 

 

JERKS – SHE TESTED NEGATIVE FOR EBOLA – GET YOUR ROCKS OFF ON SOME OTHER MADE UP ISSUE TO SCARE UP SUPPORT FOR YOUR LOONEY GOVERNOR!

JERKS – SHE TESTED NEGATIVE FOR EBOLA – GET YOUR ROCKS OFF ON SOME OTHER MADE UP ISSUE TO SCARE UP SUPPORT FOR YOUR LOONEY GOVERNOR!

The events in Maine took center stage in the national debate over protocols used to stop the spread of Ebola, with states offering differing views on how to protect the public while maintaining individual rights. Art Caplan, a bioethicist at New York University, said actions taken by Maine health officials were not based on science.

“This quarantine has nothing to do with Ebola,” Caplan said. “It has everything to do with fear.”

A hastily arranged news conference by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services late Tuesday afternoon capped two days of conflicting, confusing messages from the LePage administration.

via Maine, attorneys could be headed for showdown over Ebola-negative nurse – Central Maine.

JERKS – SHE TESTED NEGATIVE FOR EBOLA – GET YOUR ROCKS OFF ON SOME OTHER MADE UP ISSUE TO SCARE UP SUPPORT FOR YOUR LOONEY GOVERNOR!

JERKS – SHE TESTED NEGATIVE FOR EBOLA – GET YOUR ROCKS OFF ON SOME OTHER MADE UP ISSUE TO SCARE UP SUPPORT FOR YOUR LOONEY GOVERNOR!

The Farmworker Story Behind Your Cheap Food | Earthjustice

My name is Andrea Cabrera Hubbard. I started working in the fields as a child, picking squash for half the day and then going to school the other half. At school, my classmates would bully me for working in the fields. I made it to fourth grade and then quit. After that, I worked all day, every day, cutting tomatoes in Mexico. Sometimes the tomato cans were heavier than I was and sometimes we would work 14 to 16 hours a day.

In 2001, I came to the United States and began to work in the fields here in Santa Paula, California. I had a lot of fear and didn’t want to come here, because before I arrived, I had heard that this is the land of the slaves.

Today, I don’t work in the fields anymore, and I am studying English. I’m united with the organization Lideres Campesinas to help other women so they don’t have to live the life I had to live. Working in the fields, there’s a lot of abuse. The bosses, foremen and supervisors are the most abusive to the workers. I think most field workers would share their stories but because of the fear, nobody speaks up. The laborers think they are going to be deported, so they would rather keep silent and hold back the pain from all the chemicals they use.

via The Farmworker Story Behind Your Cheap Food | Earthjustice.

Thousands of Hungarians march against Internet tax | News | DW.DE | 29.10.2014

(and how many have not marched in US to retain net neutrality and say no to 3rd class internet for middle and lower income people? ZERO!)

As many as 100,000 people were said to have taken to the streets of Budapest on Tuesday, to protest a plan to tax the use of the Internet from 2015.

The rally was the second in three days objecting to the new law that would force Internet service providers to pay a capped amount of 700 forints ($2.89, 2.27 euros) per month per individual subscriber. Business subscribers would pay 5,000 forints.

“We are not going to let it happen,” the crowd chanted as it passed through the center of the capital to rally in front of the economy ministry.

Zsolt Varady, founder of a Hungarian social media website, told the crowd: “The internet tax is a symbol of the government autocracy.”

via Thousands of Hungarians march against Internet tax | News | DW.DE | 29.10.2014.

Conservative Group Urges Changes at Japanese War Shrine – NYTimes.com

The 14 war criminals were secretly added to the list of souls honored at Yasukuni by the shrine’s priests in 1978, a move that reflected the belief of some Japanese nationalists that they were actually patriots who had been victims of victor’s justice by the triumphant Allies. When the enshrinement was made public a year later, in 1979, the emperor at the time, Hirohito, protested by refusing to visit Yasukuni, a boycott continued by his son, the current emperor, Akihito.

The honoring of the 14 has also been the main reason given by China and South Korea for their objections, starting in the 1980s, to Japanese politicians’ visiting the shrine. In those countries, the inclusion of the war criminals has helped make Yasukuni a symbol of Japan’s perceived lack of repentance for its wartime misdeeds

via Conservative Group Urges Changes at Japanese War Shrine – NYTimes.com.

SC opts not to quarantine health care workers

South and North Carolina have protocols short of quarantine in place.

South Carolina is following federal guidelines, which call for active monitoring of these workers by public health staff as opposed to quarantine, according to Doug Mayer, spokesman for South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.

“Going forward,” he told The Greenville News, “we are awaiting the updated guidelines … and will evaluate whether or not there is a need to take additional measures.”

In North Carolina, state epidemiologist Dr. Megan Davies said public health nurses will monitor for 21 days travelers from the affected countries who have no identified risks.

Those with an exposure risk but no symptoms will undergo daily personal assessments, and their movement will be monitored and restricted if necessary, she said.

via SC opts not to quarantine health care workers.

Three glasses of milk a day can lead to early death, warn scientists – Telegraph

Dairy councils and lobbyists across the globe are going to attack this study pronto and on a jobs basis, not science!

 

“A higher consumption of milk in women and men is not accompanied by a lower risk of fracture and instead may be associated with a higher rate of death.”

via Three glasses of milk a day can lead to early death, warn scientists – Telegraph.

Video: Woman Endures Endless Catcalls During 10 Hour Walk In NYC: Gothamist

A woman wearing jeans and a crewneck t-shirt walked around NYC for ten hours with a hidden (to everyone else) camera fixed on her. Below is the result, which features a greatest hits of catcalls, like: “Smile!” and “Hey baby!” Also featured is the most infuriating catcall of all: “Somebody’s acknowledging you for being beautiful—you should say thank you!” Ladies whenever will we learn to smile and thank our street harassers?

On the non-verbal side, there’s a cameo by the creepy lingerer who decides to walk right next to you forever like you’re on you’re on a goddamn first date or something.

Take a walk in one woman’s all women’s shoes:

The PSA, highlighting the impact of street harassment, was put together by Rob Bliss and Hollaback—they explain that the woman, Shoshana B. Roberts, “volunteered to be the subject… For 10 hours, Rob walked in front of Shoshana with a camera in his backpack, while Shoshana walked silently with two mics in her hands.”

Bliss says he wanted to create this “because I think a lot of men don’t understand the collective weight that this harassment causes. They see it as just an innocent ‘compliment’ but are missing the forest for the trees.”

via Video: Woman Endures Endless Catcalls During 10 Hour Walk In NYC: Gothamist.

myMADRE » Sounding the Drum for Women’s Rights

We were right in front of the beautiful home of Rose Cunningham, the Director of MADRE’s sister organization Wangki Tangni.

Within moments, Rose smiled down on us from her balcony and greeted us with a shout: “You made it!” Stepping inside, we found a place buzzing with activity, as the Wangki Tangni organizers worked hard, using her home as a staging ground to put everything in place. It was a big task — no wonder with over 1,000 Indigenous women from across the region converging in Waspam. Some of them had even traveled for days to arrive, some by foot, some on boats along the nearby river, the Rio Coco.

(A few days later, we even met one woman who traveled for two days in a canoe with her one-month old baby daughter strapped to her chest – just so that she could be part of this Forum. Pause for a moment to think about what that must have been like.)

via myMADRE » Sounding the Drum for Women’s Rights.