Amazing health car industry ignorance about Ebola

If I get a fever within 20 days of being around an Ebola patient this sets off the alarm bells. How does this nurse get on a plane? Forget about what the CDC told her on the phone. YOU CAN’T TEST AN EBOLA PATIENT OVER THE PHONE!!!! HELLO!!!! Did this nurse have an Internet connection? It took me 2 seconds to find this website.

One of the symptoms of Ebola is — you guessed it — a fever!

Now they are saying that she had a LOW-grade fever. So what!!! How do you get to a high-grade fever? You can’t get to 102 from 98.6 without getting to 99, 99.1, 99.2, 99.3, etc.

Just some amazingly colossal stupidity going on.



Politicians dodge questions and distort the truth reminiscent of the way the Delta house guys did at their trial. Just start singing the National Anthem and tune everything out.

“Writers don’t need tricks or gimmicks.”


The Daily Post

If you write for an audience — be it millions of strangers or your mom — you inevitably think about how your words appear to others. Very often, this self-consciousness results in overstuffed prose and too-clever storytelling. Here to remind us of the virtue of simplicity in writing is Raymond Carver, a master of narrative and linguistic economy:

“I hate tricks. At the first sign of a trick or gimmick in a piece of fiction, a cheap trick or even an elaborate trick, I tend to look for cover. Tricks are ultimately boring, and I get bored easily, which may go along with my not having much of an attention span. But extremely clever chi-chi writing, or just plain tomfoolery writing, puts me to sleep. Writers don’t need tricks or gimmicks or even necessarily need to be the smartest fellows on the block. At the risk of appearing foolish, a writer…

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