Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Chicago Police Disarm Man At Gunpoint, Allow Another To Murder Him With Baseball Bat

It's the Chicago way.


The estate of Albert Vaughn, Jr. has filed suit against the City of Chicago. I hope they win, and win big enough to get Mayor Rahm Emanuel to pay attention. If this is the behavior the voters of Chicago want, they can pay for the results.

Good luck.

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Why Did North Vietnam Win The War Against South Vietnam?

Here is a pretty common view, from Bruce Herschensohn of Pepperdine University School of Public Policy:

I wonder if North Vietnam has ever been grateful enough to send a thankyou note to people like John Kerry.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

WHO on Containing Ebola

The World Health Organization has a release on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The upshot seems to be that, while containing the outbreak is difficult in Africa, it should be containable elsewhere.
The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in west Africa continues to evolve in alarming ways, with no immediate end in sight. Many barriers stand in the way of rapid containment....

...Fear has spread well beyond west Africa, leading some to suggest that imported cases, also in wealthy countries, could ignite widespread infections in the general population. In countries with well-developed health systems, such a scenario is highly unlikely, given the epidemiology of the Ebola virus and experiences in past outbreaks.
the possible consequences of further international spread are particularly serious in view of the virulence of the virus, the intensive community and health facility transmission patterns, and the weak health systems in the currently affected and most at-risk countries;

More here.

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