Airlines, Close the Gates! Ebola is Coming!

Standard

EbolavirusIt’s becoming more and more obvious that The American Health System in general is not prepared to safely treat someone with Ebola. If there was a good supply of this mystery drug that cured the first Ebola patient allowed back in the United States it would be a different story but there isn’t and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) is apparently playing a guessing game when it comes to Ebola virus containment. There needs to be a lot more research done in that area. In the meantime we are all at risk!

More distressing than the Ebola patients that we know about are the ones we cannot identify. THAT will, eventually, unless serious and immediate changes are made, be the start of an epidemic that could easily ravage America and Americans.

Right now, according to news reports, about 150 people a day are being allowed into this country from areas of the world where there is NOW an Ebola epidemic, based only on their body temperature when they get on and/or off a plane. That could be stopped in a “New York Minute” by President Obama — if he wasn’t (in this citizen’s opinion) such an incompetent fool.

Since the President acts like he either doesn’t fully understand the risk or doesn’t care, the airline industry and the FAA need to step up to the plate.

The airline companies themseves can cancel all flights from Ebola epidemic areas, to not do so is criminally negligent. Major International airports can refuse to allow these flights to land. They are risking their employees lives and risking their reputations by ignoring an obvious autonomous action that, if ignored, could and will start an uncontrollable spread of the Ebola virus. They don’t have to wait until the president makes a statement or signs a paper. If the FAA tries to block that from happening they will be committing virtual agency suicide. A sixth grader could easily figure out that the safest course of action is stopping international flights (and cruises) from these countries, until the CDC has more correct answers and workable solutions, that is that safest course of action.

We as individuals can fight most of the problems caused by the Obama Administration, problems like crime caused by our shattered economy and by our lack of border security. For other problems they are causing the country we can go after the Administration legally (and also by voting many of Obama’s lap dogs out of office in three weeks) but the spread of a disease is almost completely out of our individual hands.

Remember, Election day is Tuesday, November 4!

Ben Stein’s Movie: “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed”

Standard

Ben Stein’s new movie Expelled (see the trailer and other movie clips HERE) is basically about the war going on in scientific circles between pure evolutionists (Darwinians) and those scientists that feel that Intelligent Design (ID) should be considered a valid area for scientific study.

Stein’s movie uses the Berlin Wall as a symbol that represents the division between these two sides — that’s a rather over-dramatic metaphor but, considering the viciousness of the dialogue between the two sides in this scientific standoff, it’s not entirely inappropriate.

What IS inappropriate, however, is the lengths he (Stein) has stretched the metaphor. He continually brings images of Nazis into the film and even devotes one portion of the film to the Nazi Germany program where 15,000 mentally and physically handicapped people were exterminated after being judged to be “useless eaters.” This program of Hitler’s Germany, and indeed almost every atrocity of Hitler’s Germany, was based on his twisted interpretations of the part of Darwin’s Theory of the Evolution that speaks to ‘survival of the fittest’ (natural selection) in nature. While Stein may or may not have told lies in this movie, his overt attempt to ‘paint’ today’s Darwinians with the same brush as Adolph Hitler is far beyond the bounds of decency — bounds that Ben Stein claims to prescribe to.

The centerpiece of this argument between the Darwinians and the “Designers” is, of course, religion. The Darwinians automatically jumped to the conclusion that the “Designer” in the Intelligent Design Theory is God — the very same God that stars (albeit behind the scenes) in ‘The Greatest Story Ever Told;’ their conclusion is, however, flawed (at least in my opinion).

Personal Observations

The way I see it, Intelligent Design is not about religion or the Bible or about the God of the Bible. It is simply an exploration into the proposition that complex life forms like us and the other life forms found on our planet were not just the results of random acts of nature — that there MAY have been an intelligent force behind our creation (personally, I don’t see how it could have been otherwise). This is suggested in the movie but one gets the feeling that neither the scientists or Ben Stein fully understand it. I understand it and personally feel that ID is (or could at least lead to) evolution’s missing link. That will never happen, however, until Darwinians stop acting like the schoolyard bullies who own the schoolyard.

One person interviewed in Stein’s movie freely admitted that allowing the teaching of Intelligent Design Theory in our schools might open the door for the teaching of Creationism. He might be right but, more than likely, as Left Wing as our universities are, Creation theory stands little chance of even getting it’s virtual foot in the door and that’s fine with me — I am neither a biblical Creationist nor a Darinian).

Recommendations:

‘Google’: “Ben Stein’s Expelled”. On the results page you will see attack after attack on this movie. Attacks by Scientific American, attacks by avowed Darwinians, and even attacks by some of the people who were interviewed in this movie (I guess they either didn’t like the final result or they were bullied into refuting their role in the movie).

If you have heard Ben Stein’s radio advertisement for his movie; try to put it out of your mind. The hype and misdirection of that radio ad is shameful — instead, see the trailer page linked above.

If you have any interest (vested or otherwise) in either the Darwinian Theory or Intelligent Design, this movie is a must see. Also interesting is Stein’s interviews with avowed, fervent atheists who won’t even consider anything as valid if the word Creation is used.

If you are looking for a reason to hate Darwinians — this is also the movie for you. Darwinians are treating the Design advocates very shabbily and are acting paranoid (as evidenced by the results of that Google search); Stein brings these facts into a very bright spotlight. He also, as I said before, shamelessly demonizes them.

If neither Darwinian Theory or Intelligent Design Theory interests you, don’t even bother renting the movie. You’ll be asleep long before its over.`