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re: dumb, down

< wipes tears >

When I am asserive, I'm a bitch. When a man is assertive, he's the boss. (He's bossed up.) He's bossed up. No negative connotation behind bossed up, but lots of negative connotation behind being a bitch.

Nicki Minaj - Bossing Up
"Then white people think she must cool because she's doing something black ... it's weird!"
NICKI MINAJ TALKS MILEY CYRUS TWERKING ON ELLEN SHOW

:: Pigged
I made a book recommendation: Assertive Black, Puzzled White

Pardon me. I didn't realize that remark was addressed to me.

As a matter of fact, today is the first day of red whine season. Frontera Carmenere (the occasional Sangre del) until June, sippin' and cookin'. I'm too poor to maintain cases of beaujolais nouveau anymore.

What's good for Liberia is good for America.
amirite. Isn't that proposition exactly what HCN correspondents have ASSERTED since poor Kaci Hickcox objected to ahh supervised quarantine?

m'k!
Let's get this "conversation about egalitarianism" going right now.

ah.

"I'm not willing to stand here and let my civil rights be violated when it's not science-based," she said Wednesday evening.

Her civil rights or standing.har?

I want tears for Liberia.

:: "our way of life" Pigged
$5.8M

The limitations are your (device) modem capacity (DOCSIS) and service plan.
Firstly.

re: TRANSACTION VOLUME

Visa and MasterCard own and operate the two national EFT/POS networks: (1) Visa's Plus and MasterCard's Cirrus ATM networks, and (2) Visa's Interlink and MasterCard's Maestro POS networks. The national networks serve as a bridge between regional networks, allowing them to route transaction information among them.

ffiec.gov
A Guide to the ATM and Debit Industry | Kansas City Fed (2003)
Clearing and Settlement of Interbank Card Transactions: A MasterCard Tutorial for Federal Reserve Payments Analysts | Philly Fed (2013)
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Besides naming Visa and MasterCard and some of their affiliates as defendants, it also names banks, which formerly owned Visa and MasterCard and issue debit cards, as “non-party co-conspirators.”

ATM ISOs Sue Visa And MasterCard over Surcharge Restrictions, October 13, 2011
How was that case resolved?
Russia simply cancelled.

Well, no.

Three threads on, no one can bring themselves to admit "holes in the propaganda" published by their favorite news feeds; that the US federal and state governments, Dr RIBNER, DR HATFILL, DR FAUCI, even the "faith-based" dedicated nursing staff in Dallas, lies about Ebola virulence, morbidity, and mortality in order to institute AFRICOM HQ in Liberia to FIGHT al-Q-in-the-* with bleeding liberals.

So do you mean the interchange fee?

I wouldn't think so. "Vig" is an idiomatic expression as bearly defined it a/k/a "friction" a/k/a "referral fee" a/k/a "finder's fee" a/k/a "grease" a/k/a "skim" a/k/a "piece of the action". The salient point is, the amount exchanged between parties is not recorded, whereas "interchange fee" is recorded and an addend of gross revenue.

The term was used well in at Congressional hearing question directed to Lloyd "I'm a broker" Blankfein's associate, if you recall. (2010, ABACUS 2001-AC1)

MCCASKILL: What is your vig, Mr Sparks? What is the vig?

m'k.
You're not thinking of Ms Hickcox are you? I hope not, because if she is indeed a CDC EIS, her motive, her choice of subject matter for research, can hardly be construed as more generous and philanthropic than a self-serving sentiment, as it is a paid assignment.

IF she is, I don't doubt Unca Sam continues the direct deposits during her contretemps, er, "leave of absence." I for one am impressed by Ms Hickcox's confidence under duress. Flauting SES and state authorities reveals quite a bit of character -- a full house, as it were, stacked with office duty and correspondence.

I look forward to her press conference in which she, blushing and brushing tears from her lashes, pleads the for the urgent health care and assistance of MILLIONS of truly diseased and "at risk" Monrovians. Any day now.

:: $5.8MILLION
21 days

Anglo-merican press is tiresome. The case numbers have a life of their own. 1.4 MILLION or bust!

Ebola has killed roughly 5,000 people out of about 13,700 cases, with all but 27 cases occurring in the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

More differential diagnoses 
If they want to lie, lie BIG, BIGGER that "3x" reported, BIGGER than "70% case fatality rate". Churchill, Goebels, shiftless primitive "chicanery" and all that.

A total of 10 114 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of EVD and 4912 deaths have been reported up to the end of 18 October 2014 by the Ministry of Health of Liberia, 21 October by the Ministry of Health of Guinea, and 22 October by the Ministry of Health of Sierra Leone (table 1).

CFR 48%

All but one district in Liberia and all districts in Sierra Leone have now reported at least one case of EVD since the start of the outbreak (figure 1). Of the eight Guinean and Liberian districts that share a border with C te d voire, only two are yet to report a confirmed or probable case of EVD.

Situation report - 25 October 2014

:: ONE TRILLION DOLLAR Pigged BLADE OF GRASS
< wipes tears >
Ebola appears to be slowing in Liberia: WHO
"Since the beginning of October, when the laboratory began functioning, more than 500 blood samples have been tested."
Liberia: New Ebola mobile lab speeds up diagnosis and improves care
"RATE OF INFECTION: 3.45972e-4 %
CASE FATALITY RATE: 48%"
Martin I. Meltzer, PhD, CDC
26 Sep vs 17 Oct
Operation White Shield is a steaming success.
We are the 70%.
Supplementary Appendix 1 in Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa — The First 9 Months of the Epidemic and Forward Projections in epidemic 
"The forecast is consistent: There's exponential growth with somewhere around 15,000 cases by mid-October. [...] For our improved scenario," Shaman says, "we have about 7,700 cases instead of 15,000 by Oct. 19."
A Frightening Curve: How Fast Is The Ebola Outbreak Growing? 
"It may appear by Dec 2014 that transmission in Liberia peaked in Aug, though 'confirmed' rate of 'probable, and suspected' cases accelerated thanks to more ahh accurate diagnostic equipment delivered by NIH/AFRICOM."

re: "basic health care"

Small sample

Since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has admitted more than 4,500 patients to its treatment centers. Among these, more than 2,700 were confirmed as having Ebola.

Amidst all the loss and suffering, there are several stories of survival. Today, out of all the patients cared for in MSF’s projects in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, we celebrate the 1,000th survivor.

Liberia: "My Son is MSF's 1,000th Ebola Survivor" 21 Oct 2014
Sample detail

On day 28, the patient was transferred from the UTHCI to an infectious disease ward with barrier nursing precautions, which are similar to the precautions used in biosafety level 3 laboratories. In addition to negative results on the RT-PCR assay in plasma, the three criteria for the patient's transfer, based on an agreement between the hospital and local and national health authorities, were clinical recovery, continence for stool and urine, and ability to comply with instructions. Discharge from the hospital was delayed until day 40, owing to the prolonged detection of virus RNA in urine and sweat. On agreement with local health authorities, the patient was discharged after all cultures of PCR-positive samples of body fluids had been free of infectious virus particles for 20 days. The patient ultimately recovered, with all laboratory values, including liver-enzyme levels, within the normal range, and he was able to return to his family in Senegal without assistance.

A Case of Severe Ebola Virus Infection Complicated by Gram-Negative Septicemia 22 Oct 2014
Historical detail

Because little was known about their infectiousness, most hospitalized patients were held in an observation ward for 3 weeks after recovering from their acute illness before they were allowed to be discharged.

Clinical, Virologic, and Immunologic Follow-Up of Convalescent Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Patients and Their Household Contacts, Kikwit, Democratic Republic of the Congo 1999
"General Hospital", USA
"Currently, no specific therapy is available that has demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of Ebola hemorrhagic fever. Surgical intervention [!!] generally follows a mistaken diagnosis in which Ebola-associated abdominal signs are mistaken for a surgical abdominal emergency."
Ebola Virus Infection Treatment & Management

You're welcome.

:: the race to contain, not cure Ebola Pigged
Sierra Leone: for Ebola survivors the pain goes on
" A second Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola is being released Tuesday from an Atlanta hospital and is free of the virus, according to Emory University Hospital's Dr. Bruce RIBNER."
"RIBNER said he did not know how much the life-saving treatment cost. But this watershed moment is poised to be a massive game changer."
"Telimele district, with its 300 000-strong population, was relatively far from the country’s Ebola epicentre in the south-eastern forest region. [...] All the additional confirmed cases – a total of 26 – were identified through contact tracing. Of the 26, 10 people died. The mortality rate of 38% was much lower than the approximately 60% average for Guinea overall."
The Guinean town that overcame Ebola
"there is no evidence that they remain carriers of the virus, RIBNER said."
Ebola Patient Dr. Kent Brantly Says 'God Saved My Life'
"The most accurate thing to say is, we don’t have a clue..."
Ebola doctor reveals how infected Americans were cured  28 Aug 2014

Your David Kelly Moment w/e 1 Nov

HAMBLIN: I wanted to ask about your work at Fort Detrick [MD, USAMRIID]. Excellent conditions for research, with lots of years that we had there to develop a treatment or vaccine, but we don't have one.
HATFILL: We went down a wrong path. ... But again, funding is intermittent. And with the sequestration, we're not even training Navy SEALS in combat-casualty care anymore. You had this whole unit that was ready for some type of emerging disease, whether it was Ebola or whatever, completely unknown. And they practiced. The Walter Reed people would come up and put on the space suit. I know because I was a patient once, a simulated patient. And they fly you in the isolator. And the isolator hooks up to the outside of the building and seals. And then they drag you inside the BSL-4 treatment area. So, I mean, you couldn’t do better than that. It's an Andromeda strain. And then it's gone.

21 Days (Not a movie prequel or sequel)
Don't disregard "A response to this post, with further clarification of some studies mentioned, is here." at the end of the article.
:: the race to contain, rather than cure, Ebola Pigged
BROOKINGS: "checkbook diplomacy"
Early immune responses accompanying human asymptomatic Ebola infections (2001) and Lassa fever. Effective therapy with ribavirin (1986) in Successful treatment of advanced Ebola virus infection with T-705 (favipiravir) in a small animal model
US 20120251502
"In 2009, Reston-EBOV was the first EBOV detected in swine with indicated transmission to humans."
Transmission of Ebola virus from pigs to non-human primates. (2012)
"The prime consists of a DNA vaccine containing a small piece of genetic material encoding surface proteins from Zaire ebolavirus and Sudan ebolavirus. The boost consists of a weakened cold virus that delivers the Zaire ebolavirus surface protein."
Experimental Vaccine Protects Monkeys from New Ebola Virus | NIH NEWS 2010
Hemorrhagic fever viruses as biological weapons: medical and public health management. (2005)
Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Transmission and Risk Factors of Contacts, Uganda  (2003)
Lethal experimental infections of rhesus monkeys by aerosolized Ebola virus. (1995)

In summary, the above data constitute the first extensive description of the clinical manifestations of EHF recorded prospectively during a large outbreak.

Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in Kikwit, Democratic Republic of the Congo (1995): Clinical Observations in 103 Patients (1999)
Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Zaire [DRC], 1976

I am certain that EngineerJim owns and operates Adobe Reader. I suspect, in review of commentary these past four months, many other HCN correspondents observe some kind of Adobe Reader time-share arrangement with persons or clouds in other dimensions.

Overlooking the obvious

BLOCK: What does it say to you, Dr. Brantly, that the Ebola outbreak by and large only got global attention after two white Americans came down with the disease?

Launch of the International Brigade 16 Sep
purchase order ESCALATION
Obama to Announce Africom Joint Force Command HQ in Liberia
NATO Positioning 17 Sep

MILITARY OCCUPATIONS EST'D. IN "The Hot Zone"
US: Liberia
UK: Sierra Leone
FR: Guinea

:: The Pentagon's guidelines for deployment to Ebola-stricken countries PDF Pigged
possibly related news from Harpers Weekly Journal of Civilization, transcribed by Børge Solem
"carriers does not equal sero-converted"
A Greek priest at the epicentre of the Ebola epidemic
"I wonder which of the two is aware of CDC protocols. "
"Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said that Mr. Hagel was expected to announce shortly that he would follow the recommendation."
"I think the military have their own protocols, don't they?"
"I was watching the great media Ebola rabies slobber. Military science! "

Why "wonder?"

"MSF will not comment on the care and condition of Dr. Craig Spencer, our colleague who tested positive for Ebola on October 23, 2014, as he is now in the care of Bellevue Hospital in New York City, but MSF is committed to being transparent about its work"
Q & A on MSF’s Ebola Response and Protocols

:: POURING OUT BODILY FLUIDS Pigged "West Africa"

LIU: I think that it's the fact that we have done it before. So we have some of the knowledge. On the other hand, I think that people are over-inflating how complex it is to open and run an Ebola center, where needs is actually organization, discipline, and a fair amount of courage for people who are going to working in it.

In West Africa, Health Care Infrastructure Crumbles With Ebola Deaths LISTEN
[re: "dig ditches". Reported "burial teams" in Liberia are Red Cross organized.  MSF reportedly, above, cremates.]

have not read this statistic anywhere else

If you're relying on HCN correspondents for facts, everyone in "West Africa" is DYING or DEAD. Because INCURABLE CFR 90% 70% UNDER-REPORTED DEATHS

Corruption, distrust of outsiders that has led to murder and a thriving black market in blood are adding to the chaos at the epicenter of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and challenging efforts to stop the disease at its source, according to a series of daily U.S. military dispatches reviewed by NBC News.
[...]
"The reason for the killings is unknown. It is likely the villagers murdered the group fearing they would be diagnosed with Ebola and removed to quarantine.

[John Campbell, a former U.S. ambassador LISTEN to Nigeria and now director of the African program at the Council on Foreign] also said that a sizable portion of the population in the rural areas live in a “premodern and prescientific environment,” which adds to their fear and mistrust....“Locals say they aren’t going to adhere to quarantine because they believe Ebola is caused by witchcraft,” he said. "… In cases like that, all the science is fundamentally irrelevant."

Laurie Garrett Pigged, senior fellow for global health at the CFR, said the chicanery came to light early in the current epidemic.

Pentagon Dispatches From West Africa Paint Stark Portrait of Ebola Epicenter 
MIA: ?
"Until the new lab was up and running, health workers had to wait 2 to 5 days to have a preliminary Ebola diagnosis confirmed by sending blood samples to another lab facility in Monrovia. In the new lab, it takes just 3 to 5 hours to get results. [...[The final step is creating enough copies of the RNA – through a biochemical process called a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) – that presence of the virus in a sample can be confirmed.[...] Since the beginning of October, when the laboratory began functioning, more than 500 blood samples have been tested."
Liberia: New Ebola mobile lab speeds up diagnosis and improves care
:: case definitions Pigged virus titer sensitivity
"As of 25 October 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a total of 12,008 [!] suspected cases and 5,078 deaths,[9] though the WHO believes that this substantially understates the magnitude of the outbreak[23] with true figures numbering three times [!] as many cases as have been reported.[3][24]
Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa - Wikipedia, the free ... 
EBOLA RESPONSE ROADMAP SITUATION REPORT | WHO 22 Oct 2014
even odds of death, IF you can get it
Ebola Crisis in West Africa - Wikipedia, the free 25 Oct

“Out of an abundance of caution, further negative Ebola tests are required on subsequent days to ensure that the patient is cleared,” the city health department and the NYC Health and Hospitals Corp. said in a joint statement.

< pick teeth, suck vigorously >

The family told the EMT’s who arrived at their apartment that they had no contact with Ebola-infected people during their stay in Guinea, sources said. And contrary to some news reports, the family did not tell the EMT’s that the child had been vomiting or had diarrhea, which are two Ebola symptoms, the sources said.
[...]
Officials also quarantined his 52-year-old father, a sister, who is 15, and two brothers, ages 13 and 2, sources said.

Boy, 5, who traveled to West Africa tests NEGATIVE for Ebola at Bellevue Hospital
"Until the new lab was up and running, health workers had to wait 2 to 5 days to have a preliminary Ebola diagnosis confirmed by sending blood samples to another lab facility in Monrovia. In the new lab, it takes just 3 to 5 hours to get results.
Liberia: New Ebola mobile lab speeds up diagnosis and improves care

Has Hilcox filed yet?

:: case definition Pigged differential diagnoses
Boy who traveled to West Africa being tested for Ebola at Bellevue Hospital, results expected Monday, 26 Oct "Imported Case"
"Hickox tested negative for the virus Saturday morning [25 OCT] and 'has thankfully been symptom free for the last 24 hours,' according to a statement from the New Jersey Department of Health. Officials will organize a private jet to take Hickox back to Maine, where she shares a home with boyfriend Theodore Wilbur. [...] She hired noted civil rights lawyer Norman Siegel and threatened to file a federal lawsuit."
Nurse Kaci Hickox to be released from New Jersey Ebola quarantine: officials UNAFFILIATED "Imported Case"
"The level [TITER] of Ebola Zaire virus (detected in the West Africa outbreak in 2014) present in blood from individuals with early systemic infection is unknown."
"Miraculously, the deputy who was feared to have Ebola just last week was tested and had results within 24 hours."
Exclusive: Ebola didn’t have to kill Thomas Eric Duncan, nephew says
"A person with laboratory confirmation of EVD infection using at least one of the methods below:"
case definitions
"Algorithms help determine the right speed and the best course of action."

You didn't present an argument. You waved a stalk of alfalfa in the wind.
You asserted an technical explanation for 2-week convalescence and recovery in the USA by comparison to unknown technology and period(s) of convalescence and recovery in "West Africa": In western Africa: A big deal because of the absence of even basic medial care.

< pick teeth >

One vaccine candidate in clinical trials is based on recombinant, or genetically engineered, virus from an animal disease called vesicular stomatitis. An Ebola virus protein is modified into a vesicular stomatitis virus, and that virus acts as a vector, or carrier, to deliver the Ebola protein into the human body. The vaccine is called VSV-EBOV.

Human testing is underway

Human testing to evaluate safety of VSV-EBOV is underway at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, or NIAID, are conducting an early phase trial to evaluate the VSV-ZEBOV candidate for safety and its ability to generate an immune system response in healthy adults who receive two intramuscular [!] doses.

Medical Research Institute Contributes to Vaccine Development Effort

I don't need to make up "empty claims". I only need to read.

< suck vigorously >

One pervasive strain of rumors centers around "ownership" of what many understand to be the Ebola virus: more specifically, ownership of a patent granted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2010, Patent No. CA2741523A1.

TRUE: The CDC patented a strain of Ebola in 2010. FALSE .... | snopes.com

whatevahhhhhhhhhhhh

:: recombinant Pigged NEEDS MORE SPRAY!!1!
Obama to Announce Africom Joint Force Command HQ in Liberia
"The prime consists of a DNA vaccine containing a small piece of genetic material encoding surface proteins from Zaire ebolavirus and Sudan ebolavirus. The boost consists of a weakened cold virus that delivers the Zaire ebolavirus surface protein."
Experimental Vaccine Protects Monkeys from New Ebola Virus | NIH NEWS 2010

"In 2009, Reston-EBOV was the first EBOV detected in swine with indicated transmission to humans."
Transmission of Ebola virus from pigs to non-human primates. (2012)
US 20120251502
"The potential of aerogenic infection by Ebola virus was established by using a head-only exposure aerosol system."
Lethal experimental infections of rhesus monkeys by aerosolized Ebola virus. (1995)

@ "What information led you to create a strawman?"

I don't think "straw man" means what you think it means, since you're unwilling or unable to describe "basic medical care [to] reduce the likelihood of continuing epidemic transmission of a not-particularly contagious [?! CALLING DR. JACKDAW! CALLING DR. JACKDAW!] disease", by which I am to understand you refer to the *Ebola Crisis in West Arfrica. You would have your readers disregard USD value, which is the empirical model of every essential good and service. Well, so would the WHO.

Here this week's human interest story leads with the "witch hunt" and rapidly winds up occupational rehab with a litany of disabilities, rather than any account of "basic health care" employed by modern medicine men for convalescence and recovery. This is the sort of "straw man" that comforts English-speaking primitives seeking charitable deductions and enlisted miracle workers from Kentucky.

Some in the community brand them as ‘witches’ for surviving. ... Ms Gaima told her story to others in a small focus group at the first Ebola ‘survivors’ conference organized by UNICEF and GOAL, humanitarian agency, in Kenema [SITE OF NIH-USAMRIID RESEARCH FACILITY], one of the areas where the Ebola outbreak first exploded in Sierra Leone.[...] Apart from visual problems which affect approximately 50% of Ebola survivors in Kenema, people complain of ‘body aches’ such as joint, muscle and chest pain.

Sierra Leone: for Ebola survivors the pain goes on

Which is nice.

:: Pigged
"Another problem is black magic. Unfortunately, it is in the DNA"

re: 2-week convalescence and recovery from *Ebola infection

What information led you to the conclusion 'basic medical care' insures recovery?
"In western Africa: A big deal because of the absence of even basic medial care."
Thomas Duncan's hospital bill for 70 healthcare providers?
Bill for Ebola Adds Up as Care Costs $1,000 an Hour 
Kent's Brantly's unmentionable sacrifice for humanity?
"RIBNER said he did not know how much the life-saving treatment cost. But this watershed moment is poised to be a massive game changer. "

UPDATE

Although Miller declined to specify details, the price China will pay looks to be around $350 per thousand cubic meters, which is on the lower end of what European consumers pay for Russian gas under discounted long-term contracts tied to world oil prices. For now, the volume China will receive is only one-fourth of the amount of gas Gazprom now sells to Europe. Still, the deal would provide Gazprom with sales equivalent to sixteen percent of its current exports, make China the company’s second-largest national customer after Germany, and generate $13 billion in additional annual revenue starting in 2018. Gazprom could spend approximately $55 billion, and the CNPC $22 billion, to construct the pipelines and related transportation and storage infrastructure associated with the deal. A CNPC prepayment of $25 billion could help Gazprom meet this burden as well as develop the two new fields.

The Russia-China Gas Deal: Implications and Ramifications

comme ci, comme ça etc etc

:: Pigged
The ECB will assume its new banking supervision responsibilities in November 2014

with the ignore feature off, you get the full meaning of monkeys on typewriters.

Yes. The "full meaning" strives toward bathos with the conviction that activating the "ignore feature" renders the typist's comments as well as those of his or her nemesis invisible.

Given sufficient time, it would probably amount to a work of art.

A work of artifices, to be sure; I've been observing for six years. Of beauty? "Nothing seems to be communicated by it."
:: Pigged
Sticking Blades Of Grass In Their Ears

"I published another paper on the subject of coal in Europe on the "ASPO neesletter" n. 73 of january 2007. You can find it here: http://www.energiekrise.de/e/aspo_news/aspo/newsletter073.pdf A figure taken from this paper shows the British coal production, here: "
The dark side of coal - some historical insights on energy and the economy | The Oil Drun (RIP)
"In response to Ethiopian appeals, the League of Nations condemned the Italian invasion in 1935 and voted to impose economic sanctions on the aggressor. The sanctions remained ineffective because of general lack of support. Although Mussolini’s aggression was viewed with disfavour by the British, who had a stake in East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Somaliland, Uganda, Egypt), the other major powers had no real interest in opposing him. The war, by giving substance to Italian imperialist claims, contributed to international tensions between the fascist states and the Western democracies. It also served as a rallying point, especially after World War II, for developing African nationalist movements."
Italo-Ethiopian War

Purportedly period for presentation is 1 - 42 days ... for some people, people other than healthcare providers affiliated with certified OPERATION UNITED ASSISTANCE organizations. Purportedly virus titer at "early" infection is UNKNOWN. Purportedly there is no device capable of detecting infection prior to presentation.

China's tough fuel economy goal will punish foreign imports
In 2012, the central government ordered automakers to meet a fleetwide corporate average target of 6.9 liters per 100 km in 2015 and 5.0 liters in 2020. Now that 2015 is just a few months away, Beijing announced punitive measures last week for automakers that fail to meet their target.
[...]
Last year, domestically produced vehicles averaged 7.23 liters per 100 kilometers, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Automakers that sell those vehicles can easily reach their target of 6.9 liters next year by diversifying their product mix with more small vehicles, electric cars and plug-in hybrids. But the importers face a more daunting task. Last year, the average imported vehicle consumed 9.1 liters per 100 km, significantly above the government's 6.9-liter target.
[...]
Last year, 13 of China's 26 importers failed to meet their fuel economy targets. Two are joint ventures: Shanghai General Motors Co. and Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Co. The rest are import companies wholly owned by foreign automakers: Aston Martin, Porsche, Ferrari, Maserati, Honda, Chrysler, Renault, Suzuki, Nissan, General Motors and Hyundai. Aston Martin had the highest fleet fuel consumption at 14.4 liters. Vehicles imported by Porsche, Ferrari, Maserati, Nissan and GM all topped 10.5 liters.
[...]
In the first eight months of the year, imports surged 28 percent to 940,000 vehicles, according to China's trade data. It's hard to see how imports can maintain such a rapid growth rate, now that China is getting tough on fuel economy.

OpEd |Automotive News China

Within 10 days of departure from the US AFRICOM [AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY] AOR, delegated commanders of the authority, based on their assessment of unit exposure to EVD, to hold their personnel in a controlled environment designated by the Commander, Joint Forces Command (JFC). Criteria for this assessment will be provided by JFC Commander. Medical monitoring by DoD healthcare personel will be provided in the controlled environment.
[...]
DoD civilian employees deployed to West Africa in support of Operation UNITED ASSISTANCE [a/k/a OPERATION WHITE SHIELD] are eligible for medical evacuation [MEDEVAC].

The Pentagon's guidelines for deployment to Ebola-stricken countries
:: Pigged
U.S. Soldiers Quarantined In Italy After Returning From Aiding Ebola Patients 
"Officials will organize a private jet to take Hickox back to Maine, where she shares a home with boyfriend Theodore Wilbur."
Nurse Kaci Hickox to be released from New Jersey Ebola quarantine: officials UNAFFILIATED "Imported Case"
"The four Ebola patients who have been evacuated from West Africa to the United States have all been flown by Phoenix Air of Carterville, Ga., which has two Gulfstream III business jets that are specially equipped to carry such patients at minimal risk to others on the plane."
Very few aircraft equipped to evacuate Ebola patients 16 Sep

re: "HCN's meta / humor"

Ignorance is a regular laugh riot.

re: "secondary infection," or "imported cases," passive-aggressive personality disorder

American troops returning after aiding Ebola patients in Liberia have been isolated in Italy, CBS News and CNN reported Monday.

"[Kirby] added, “They're not doctors. They're not nurses. They're not trained for that and not equipped for that. That's not part of the mission. They will be kept in locations where they can do their jobs without coming into contact with patients.”
Military Response Begins as Troops, Equipment Reach Liberia 19 Sep 2014

They apparently were met by Carabinieri in full hazmat suits. If the policy remains in effect, everyone returning from Liberia - several hundred - will be placed in isolation for 21 days. Thirty are expected in today, Martin reports.

"There are 205 U.S. service members in Liberia today with another 26 in neighboring Senegal....More than 1,800 Fort Campbell, Kentucky-based soldiers will arrive in Liberia sometime late this month."
They are not there to "come into contact with the natives." 9 Oct

In September, President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. would send 3,000 military personnel to help treat the victims of West Africa's Ebola crisis, which has claimed approximately 5,000 lives in recent months.

Obama to Announce Africom Joint Force Command HQ in Liberia

The Pentagon's guidelines for deployment to Ebola-stricken countries outline a number of circumstances under which military personnel will be quarantined.

U.S. Soldiers Quarantined In Italy After Returning From Aiding Ebola Patients

is it "we'd like some privacy"?

No.

  1. Almost all of the post is quoted. All of the quotes are attributed, in particular Taxpayer Classification by the IRS.
  2. The post represents some common criteria for selection of Taxpayer Classification as reckoned by some tax attorneys' experiences with their clients.
  3. The objective of selecting Taxpayer Classification is lawful tax avoidance.

re: "Pick Two"
Selecting the Taxpayer Classification of a Trust
"With a trust, the creator of the trust can elect one of three tax options for the trust" assets from TY liability. "Once the IDGT is created , the premise is to fund it and have it buy assets through a promissory note that are expected to appreciate in value and are not expected to receive a step up in basis on death. Your house should not be transferred into the IDGT; your stock portfolio should."
Selecting the Taxpayer Classification of Trust Beneficiaries
"The income taxation of trusts is governed by Subchapter J of the Internal Revenue Code, §§ 641 through 692. For purposes of certain provisions within Subchapter J, a trust will either be classified as a simple trust or a complex trust."
Income Taxation of Grantor Trusts
"A common trap in designing LLCs owned by husband and wife (when corporate taxation is not otherwise advantageous) is failure to enable filing as a disregarded entity. Clients and their CPAs are often compelled to file IRS Form 1065, the Partnership Income Tax Return. This effectively serves as an election by the taxpayer to treat the LLC as a Partnership rather than a disregarded entity."
LLC Planning: Enabling Disregarded Entity Status

:: "inversion" Pigged
"We are the 46%"

re: "civil rights"
"Dr. Craig Spencer, who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Africa with Doctors Without Borders and was diagnosed in New York Thursday, received the transfusion at Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital Friday, the hospital said in a statement."
Craig Spencer, MSF, Oct "Imported Case"
"I couldn’t help but think back to my own ordeal in August, when I was quarantined at Mount Sinai Hospital for three intense days after returning from working in Sierra Leone and developing 'Ebola-like symptoms.'"
Eric Silverman, PEACE CORP, Aug "Imported Case"
UNAMED GUINEAN-AMERICAN CHILD
"The boy was in an isolation ward at Bellevue Hospital — the epicenter of the city’s response to the Ebola crisis. Officials are also monitoring his 52-year-old father, his 40-year-old mother, a sister, who is 15, and two brothers, ages 13 and 2, sources said."
Boy who traveled to West Africa being tested for Ebola at Bellevue Hospital, results expected Monday, 26 Oct "Imported Case"

:: best-practices Pigged
"Jenkins made headlines when he drove the family of Ebola patient Thomas Earl Duncan last week to an undisclosed home while their apartment was decontaminated and their belongings incinerated."
"The Peace Corps announced Wednesday it is doing the same, removing its 340 volunteers from the three severely affected nations."
http://kfor.com/2014/07/31/source-two-americans-infected-with-ebola-returning-to-u-s-for-treatment/ 31 July

re: "civil rights"

"Hamilton’s family wants to see Manney charged. The district attorney’s office has delayed a decision until it gets a recommendation from a national use-of-force expert."
'Black lives matter': Family of Milwaukee man shot 14 times seeks charges after cop fired

"Hickox tested negative for the virus Saturday morning [25 OCT] and 'has thankfully been symptom free for the last 24 hours,' according to a statement from the New Jersey Department of Health. Officials will organize a private jet to take Hickox back to Maine, where she shares a home with boyfriend Theodore Wilbur. [...] She hired noted civil rights lawyer Norman Siegel and threatened to file a federal lawsuit."
Nurse Kaci Hickox to be released from New Jersey Ebola quarantine: officials UNAFFILIATED "Imported Case"

re: levity

The seasonal retail establishment that employs me invited associates to take an survey on its holiday season sales and operations policies (I paraphrase). The online survey has been open for the week prior. Three T/F concept questions and an intentional spend query comprised the survey. 49% of associates responded that they had no intention of shopping Thanksgiving Day, "Black Friday," or the weekend immediately following.

Inexplicably, I've no work assigned to me for the w/o 27 Oct.

Beinecke Library's interior atmosphere is translucent. Its exterior appears opaque. The building is sited among secret society "tombs." This is what I mean by an ironical design.

"Dr. Craig Spencer, who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Africa with Doctors Without Borders and was diagnosed in New York Thursday, received the transfusion at Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital Friday, the hospital said in a statement. The Christian organization that Writebol worked with, SIM, confirmed the donation Saturday."
New York Ebola Patient Craig Spencer Receives Blood From Writebol 25 Oct
"Samaritan’s Purse and SIM USA were instrumental in the evacuation of two U.S. missionaries from West Africa. These religious relief groups maintain a low profile in the U.S. but are often on the front line of public health crises."
Ebola crisis provides glimpse into Samaritan’s Purse, SIM 20 Aug

Little known fact: I am not maintaining a spreadsheet of reported antibody treatments since 1976. I've encountered enough documentation however to apprehend that Dr. Ribner's statement was false.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014
Ebola serum for Africa patients within weeks, says WHO | BBC
"The most accurate thing to say is, we don’t have a clue..."
Ebola doctor reveals how infected Americans were cured  28 Aug 2014

People receive treatment during those trials.

mmmm, that would depend on the study design. wouldn't it?

The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, America's research hospital, is located on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Through clinical research, clinician-investigators translate laboratory discoveries into better treatments, therapies, and interventions to improve the nation's health.

About the Clinical Center

Clinical studies are research studies in which real people participate as volunteers. Clinical research studies (sometimes called trials or protocols) are a means of developing new treatments and medications for diseases and conditions. There are strict rules for clinical trials, which are monitored by the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Some of the research studies at the Clinical Center involve promising new treatments that may directly benefit patients.

FAQs About Clinical Studies

iirc, NIH comprises eleven "institutes," each managing a budget and specialized research subjects. Occasionally I see transit advertising soliciting study participants. I couldn't comment about the frequency or content of other media placements. I couldn't comment on the frequency or content of NIH, CDC, Walter Reed, or, for example, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) marketing for physicians' patient referrals. I haven't met anyone employed for that particular function.

It was not my intention to suggest that the CDC and NIH grant-making activities do not support research in their own facilities; but to emphasize that the normal operations of these institutions does not include comprehensive medical or emergency medical services ("FEMA") for the general public.

:: Cohort studies, case control studies and randomized controlled trials Pigged
"Which empirical exercise would you like the US federal government to engage in to "contain" the *Ebola "threat" ACROSS THE GLOBE? "

Beinecke Library is a beautiful building (an ironical "tomb" design) in the center of campus, more or less, opposed to gothic Sterling and underground CCL. Anyhoo, releasing it's contents to the flow of information is what is a most meaningful and useful demonstration of lux et veritas and all that.
Voynich Manuscript

So was Fidel.

After an unsuccesful trip to Africa, Che told Fidel

From where does this claim come, CFR or Brookings?