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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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View of the economy

31% Getting Better
40% Standing Still/stagnant
_1% No Opinion

Washington Post/ABC news
1204 adults
Margin of error +/- 3%
23 – 26 October 2014

FEEL ABOUT DIRECTION OF THE COUNTRY
36% hopeful
61% not so hopeful

FOXNews
Registered voters
Margin of error +/- 3%
12–14 October 2014


HEALTH ALERT: Ebola Virus

A second nurse has now been diagnosed with the Ebola

Sounds like she took to clean – the first to Detroit Cleveland, and then a flight back

She was also found to have a low-grade fever while on the flight

According to the CDC, you have to have 104 fever before you are contagious

But the man who died in Dallas only had one of 103

They are also claiming that Obama canceled to campaign stops today so that he could have a White House meeting on the Ebola virus

They did not however mention that the Democrats that are running have been telling him to go away ... That they don't want him near them .... Even Michelle Obama has not been doing very well on the trail

Anyhow…

This nurse that is the second one diagnosed she was definitely on the list of the people they were supposed to be watching

The CDC says that she should never have been cleared to go on any flights

Well aren't we glad the government stepping up to the plate on this one?

I knew I should've ordered that has met equipment!  Probably too late now

Top universities

US News & World Reports has reliefs their list of the top universities of the world ....  Not surprisingly, the majority of them are from the United States.

#5 University of Oxford, England
#4 Stanford University, USA
#3 University of California – Berkeley, USA
#2 M IT, USA
#1 Harvard university, USA

The top 500 universities/colleges breaks down according to the phone number is in the following countries

134 USA
_ 42 Germany
_ 38 United Kingdom
_ 27 China

Another report that I saw on CBS did not say what criteria was used to rank these schools ... It could be graduation numbers, degrees offered, number of graduates, number of enrollees, or the conditions of the school themselves ... Just to name a few things.

I found it rather interesting, that MIT is playing second fiddle to Harvard -- besides the fact that they stress two different types of education MIT being technical lead based, Harvard being more in the humanities) .... I was also surprised that John Hopkins University did not show up in the top five - they are a very high rated, top-notch medical school in the United States ... unless perhaps something has changed there, but I haven't heard of anything.

And I suppose also that if there was a magazine that did a similar report it and see Germany, UK, China, or even Pakistan that their schools would also be in the top rankings of those universities.

And it's not unusual that we have a higher number sense I believe that United States is more likely to have more in vast numbers of universities then the other countries.

I was shocked to find the University of Berkeley listed though!  After all it is also amongst the ranks of the high "party schools" ... And let's face it, no one thinks of California as a rainy state!

Monday, October 13, 2014

HEALTH ALERT: Ebola Virus

Additional info on the airline screening process ...

At the DALLAS airport ALONE over the next <u>10 days</u> :

§  29 flights from Monrovia (Liberia) to Dallas
§  only <b>7</b> go through the airports with the extra screening for fevers/symptoms
§  22 come to Dallas DIRECTLY

Other airports without screening procedures:

§  LAX (Los Angeles, CA)
§  Portland, OR
§  Houston, TX
§  MSP (Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN)
§  Detroit, MI
§  Charlotte, NC
§  Philadelphia, PA
§  Boston, MA

The CDC is working from BEHIND ... This is WORSE THAN KATRINA ... 

The issues with Katrina were a process of government ..... The federal government/FEMA could help ... The governor of LA simply had to ask for help.

The MAJOR issue was the MAYOR of New Orleans NOT ordering a mandatory evacuation ... But I'm digressing.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

HEALTH ALERT: Ebola Virus

The First Responder/EMS guy in TX who got sick and they thought it might be Ebola since he was in the apartment of the guy that died ...

He does NOT have Ebola after all, they say.

So I wonder what his symptoms were that they thought he had Ebola??

Actually SYMPTOMES would be good to know ...

I've heard it starts looking like the flu or a bad cold ... But then, when it was first discovered I heard that people were like bleeding out of their eyes & stuff ...

Which is it?

Could it be both?

Numerology Class

ELECTION 2014, POLES

KANSAS SENATE .
44% Roberts (R) - incumbent
39% Orman (I)

4–7 October 2014
702 Kansas likely voters
MOE +/-  3.5%

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COLORADO SENATE
43% Gardner (R)
37% Udall (D) - incumbent

4–7 October 2014
739 Colorado likely voters
MOE +/-  3.5%

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ARKANSAS SENATE
46% Cotton (R)
39% Pryor (D)

4–7 October 2014
707 Arkansas likely voters
MOE +/-  3.5%

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ALASKA SENATE
44% Sullivan (R)
40% Begich (D) - incumbent

4–7 October 2014
706 Alaska likely voters
MOE. +/-  3.5%

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KENTUCKY SENATE
45% McConnell (R) - incumbent, minority leader
41% Greines (D)

4–7 October 2014
706 Kentucky likely voters
MOE +/-  3.5%

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PRES. OBAMA JOB PERFORMANCE APPROVAL RATINGS

33% Alaska
32% Arkansas
36% Colorado
31% Kansas
35% Kentucky

Likely voters, +/-  3.5%

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Senate floor as of now
55 Democrat
45 Republican

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Republicans plan on picking up:

Montana
South Dakota
Nebraska
Iowa
Arkansas
Alaska
Kansas
West Virginia

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Senate floor with numbers above:

49 Democrat
51 Republican

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If polling numbers hold as of today, The following states would go Republican:

Colorado
Several other races are too close to call

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<b> <i> 27 days until election day </b> </i> 

I don't care if your Democrat
I don't care if you're Republican
I don't care if you're Independent
Even if you're on affiliated like me

Get your butts to the polls… Had a college professor tell me wants "if you don't vote you got no right to complain"

HEALTH ALERT: Ebola virus

There is now a second case of a traveler who may have the Ebola virus in TX ... I have not heard about the first case actually caught in America by someone who had been in the apartment where the guy died in TX ... Does that make sense? The man who died of Ebola in TX, I meant, an EMS/First Responder who was in there got sick from exposure to the area.

Sounds like the second (possible) case was a traveler who came via airplane from an infected area of Africa.

Authorities in Spain put down the dog of the nurse who is infected with Ebola yesterday.  They were afraid that the virus might either jump species or be carried to other humans by the dog.  While animal right activists protested, the government said there was no proof that the disease COULDNT jump species ... So the public health won out.   

Of course if you don't have specimens to study then how can you tell if it will or won't jump species?

But I can see their point.

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__CAUSE OF DEATH </u> 
2010
§ influenza & pneumonia : 53,826

§ Accidents: 126,438

§ Cancer: 576,691

§ Heart Disease: 596,577

CDC

So we will have to see what the numbers are one year from today, I guess.

Remember that the Spanish Flu spread quickly and killed quite a few around the world.

I also noticed, no HIV/AIDS on this list ... Huh.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Economic Education

Okay so I was watching Fox news this morning, and they had a story on Joe Biden at a fundraiser – a small business owner came up to Joe Biden as he was at sitting at his table, and began to talk to him about raising the minimum wage hike. The owner agreed that people need to make a livable wage, but that that also includes small Business owners.

Here's just a few facts that the Obama administration is not sharing with people…

§ Federal minimum wage was last raised to $7.25 per hour in 2009

§ 10 states and Washington DC have passed wage hike during the 2014 legislation season

§ six states and Washington DC passed legislation raising minimum-wage to more than $10 an hour

§ 38% of private employers would lay off workers if minimum-wage raised to $10.10 an hour

§ 54% of private employers would reduce hiring if minimum-wage were raised to $10.10 an hour

§ 65% of private employers would raise the prices to offset a new $10.10 minimum wage

Most people do not realize how much an employer has to pay beyond what you earn in minimum-wage ... While the state and federal government and Fiechuk do you take out from your wages your employer has to at least match that to pay for having you as an employee as well.

Perhaps if the federal government took that side of things out of it where the employer doesn't have to pay amount of FICA or doesn't have to pay the equal about of taxes just for having an employee – then maybe they can get away with a higher minimum-wage

This would however put all of the tax burden on the employee… Which you know you're not going to want to pay ... You would lose about half of your paycheck to cover just your portion of FICA.  

In fact you would probably be only bringing home 15 to 20% of your paycheck if you had to cover all the expenses that your employer plus you have to pay

Now how do I know this you might ask?

My father, dearly departed, used to have his own business.

During his business time, not only did they raise federal taxes, FICA, state taxes, workmen's Comp., health insurance, etc.… But then the stage also added more taxes to that!

As a small business, he had a high quality to fencing (chain-link and decorative iron) but for decades he was the cheapest company out there.

at one point he had 2 salesman, 2 warehouse man, and a receptionist.

So he was used to dealing with employee issues.  It was the rays of his portion that he had to cover the cost him start laying people off.  The receptionist was "replace" with my mother who worked basically for free (she was volunteer) ... Towards the end my brother was a sales man, installer, and warehouse man -- because it was just cheaper to pay one employee instead of three employees.

But the thing that caused my father to basically shut down his shop was States Sales And Use tax.

My father interpreted the implementation of the text in one manner, the other employer in that share his complex interpret it a Nother way, and the auditor from the state that payment interpreted it as third way ...

The state interpret it Holdelly different way!

My father said that the federal and state governments no longer want small businesses because<b>  they make it too hard </b> 

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Numerology Class

<i>look Another bunch of poll numbers!  I'm on a roll! </i>

<b><u> HOW CLOSELY ARE YOU FOLLOWING THESE ISSUES?</u></b> 
36% Ebola Outbreak
31% US Airstrikes Against I S I S
21% Secret Service Problems
15% 2014 Mid-Term Elections
_ 7% Hong Kong Protests
Pew Research Center
2–5 October 2014
MOE +/-  3.6%
What is not mentioned is that only 5% of people between the ages of 18 to 25 or paying attention to the midterm elections

38 seats are up for election

10 to 12 seats are undecided

The majority can be switched with the Republicans getting only six seats

If the Republicans get 67 or eight seats

If the Republicans get six, seven, eight, seats then they will control both the House and the Senate

Which would pretty much put an end to the rest of Obama's political ideas

We would see a lot more executive orders coming from the White House

COURT RULIMG: CA CHICKEN LAW

A law was passed in California which requires chickens which supply eggs sold in the state must have a space that is big enough for the chickens to stand up, turn around, and spread their wings. This amounts to open areas about 1 foot tall 2 foot deep and 3 foot wide, since a bird's wing can be anywhere between 1 to 1 1/2 ft wide depending on breed.

The California-based Federal judge throughout the court case from six other states Attorneys General ... Saying the suit " didn't have legs" in the California court system.

Chris Costner (AG-MO) filed the lawsuit citing Commerce & Supremacy guaranteed in the US Constitution were being violated by this law… because it would dictate the practices of farms and other states hoping to sell the product there, and it could lead into other forms of agriculture.

Attorney Generals from5I other states (AL, IA, KY, NE, OK) joined a lawsuit against the California law. 

Now if you do not actually raise chickens yourselves, you probably don't realize how big these birds actually are.

They can have a wingspan up to nearly 3 foot wide!  When they are standing fully erect they can get anywhere between 18 inches – 2 foot high ... 

To tell the truth – I think the majority of people in the USA don't really care!

They just want the food on the table, they don't want to know where it comes from or how it got there?

But then two – this is California! They have more regulations on products sold in their state boundaries then ANY OTHER STATE in the United States! 

Monday, October 06, 2014

Ebola

So Ebola has killed 3400 people ... The majority of which is in west Africa ....

While those numbers are concerning .... 

You have to wonder why it is getting so much news time???

I thought they said there were 100,000s of people who died from it in Africa?!

That I can see . That brings it not the number rNge of the sancish Flu epidemic of the 1920s or so ... When there was an outbreak after WW1 which killed hundreds of thousands of people in the US alone ... One of whom was, we believe, my mothers older sister ... Dorothea ... When the little time was only a few years old (well before my mothers birth) 

We only learned of this child after my mothers passing as dad and I were going through my mothers baby book ... Grandma had reused the one for Dorothea for my mother ... Interesting.

But ... So Ebola isn't as big an impact as we thought ... At least FOR NOW ...

If it ever goes airborne, like a cold or flu, then we've got some real issues!

Friday, October 03, 2014

CREDIT CARD ALERT: JPMorgan/Chase Manhattan Banks

80 million people effected

Two thirds of US households

Hackers were traced to Russia

Keep an eye on your statement

Keep an eye on your credit report

JP Morgan Chase Manhattan bank does not think this is going to be a huge deal

But then it's not their credit on the line

HEALTH WARNING: Enterovirus D68

42 states are now confirmed to having patients with the respites disease, which appears to strike mostly children.

514 cases so far confirmed ... 4 children with the disease have died.

Now there is a new factor to worry about ...

Polio-like symptoms have also shown up in a few children as we'll ... They do not know if it is part of the virus or if it is a different infection which is taking advantage of an already weakened mine system.

I will keep you posted .... 

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