Governor Chris Christie went on the defense Tuesday morning on Today as he justified his decision to enforce a 21-day quarantine for anyone returning to New Jersey who had contact with West African Ebola patients.
Christie's recent decision to quarantine nurse Kaci Hickox inside a New Jersey hospital came under fire from Hickox herself, the Centers for Disease Control and the United Nations. According to Christie, Hickox presented with a fever upon returning to the United States, which he feels justified her not being allowed to spend her 21-day quarantine at home. The Doctors Without Borders nurse denied presenting with symptoms and has voiced her disenchantment about the way she was treated while quarantined. Tuesday morning, she was allowed to return to her home state of Maine to spend the remaining days of her isolation in an undisclosed location despite the fact she could still test positive for Ebola in coming days.
Speaking out against Monday's CDC Ebola guidelines revision, Christie told Matt Lauer, “The CDC has been incrementalists on this. This newest guidance, from my perspective, is incredibly confusing to people like Mr. Haftel. And by the way, what’s the difference when someone is considered to be high risk? You don’t want them on public transportation. You don’t want them at public gatherings, and you want them to work from home. That sounds like quarantine to me.”
The New Jersey governor remains steadfast in the plan tailored for his state saying he is going to be "on the right side" of public opinion and science. He added, "Now six other state shave joined us as well, both republican and democratic governors, as has the United States military, as has Dr. Bruce Beugler, a Noble Prize-winning physician who this morning said he favors our policy."
Despite widespread knowledge and public outcry surrounding the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, officials are fighting back against some common mention of the events. The Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency and police agents are not usually at odds over the issue, since the outright denial of the genocide is a national crime. An unusual turn of events has officials and political leaders up in arms and an international community shocked and confused.
The background and knowledge of the punishable offense makes the recent events and decision to pull the BBC broadcasts off the airwaves quite a mystery. Officials warn that the opposition to the programming was not to be considered an act of defiance or in any way a denial of the horrific events. Instead, the protest is based on the questionable collection of research and fact finding missions.
The Untold Story is a documentary that implies a far greater problem for Rwandan leadership. Researchers from the United States claim that elimination of approximately 800,000 people, mostly Tutsis, was not organized by the Hutus after all. The new theory insinuates that Rwandan Patriotic Front rebels were actually responsible for the mass killings. Furthermore, the film challenges that those who were murdered were mostly Hutus, not Tutsis like every other encounter Sam Tabar has previously claimed. As the battle continues over the facts and circumstances, residents of the war torn co
In Afghanistan, in recent times, the number of poppies grown for the purposes of making the drug opium has increased beyond all previously recorded levels. This is in spite of an anti-drug effort by the US, which stretches back many years and has reportedly cost $7.6 billion.
Apparently 209,000 hectares of land are being used by farmers to grow poppies last year, which had doubled from the previous year says the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.
John Sopko, a UN representative said that “In the past years, surges in opium poppy cultivation have been met by a coordinated response from the US government and coalition partners, which has led to a temporary decline in levels of opium production." He stated that the current surge in production brings into question the efficacy of anti-drug and trafficking groups in long-term enforcement
Afghanistan is the source for 80% of the world's illegal opium supply and the profits from this dubious trade are used to fund the illegal operations of the Taliban. The illicit drugs trade has been accused by the US of adding fuel to the fire of corruptions, instability and good government in the region.
Sopko added that with increasing promulgation of seeding, with less oversight and enforcement by the government, opium production has been on the rise. This rise, he stipulated, would probably not plateau in the recent future.
I'm excited because John Constantine is a brilliant character. On paper, this should be the perfect basis for an amazing series. Featuring demon hunting, some cool magic, and an extremely interesting character.
Constantine himself isn't really good or bad, and really only serves his own interests. Battling demons, while also dealing with his own inner demons. Complete with a troubled pass, and some badass magic powers, this is sure to be a fun one to watch.