Archive for October, 2014

Ebola made to the US through the power of sheer incompetence.

The US man left Liberia filling a false declaration (Liberia is actually charging him in absentia).

In the airport there is no screening and the hospital apparently did not ask him about his travels details before releasing him.

Consequences: in Texas there are approximately 100 person under scrutiny and in Utah a man has just been admitted to hospital under observation.

And a doctor, microbiologist from Springfield, Mo made a protest entering an airport in protective suit.

Definitely, apart incompetence, there is something wrong.

Mr. Duncan stayed out of the hospital for 24 hours and came in contact with 12/18 persons and now there are 100 person under observation at least.

If we still believe that ebola spreads only via bodily fluids, it means that the official authorities believes it can spread by sweat (so if you touch anybody with sweat, maybe even hands, you could be at risk).

If you take this into account, you understand why so many are under observations.

UPDATE

Directly from the CDC (Center of Desease Control)

 

Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for Management of Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Virus Disease in the United States

October 1, 2014

Who this is for: Managers of 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), EMS Agencies, EMS systems, law enforcement agencies and fire service agencies as well as individual emergency medical services providers (including emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics, and medical first responders, such as law enforcement and fire service personnel).

What this is for: Guidance for handling inquiries and responding to patients with suspected Ebola symptoms, and for keeping workers safe.

How to use: Managers should use this information to understand and explain to staff how to respond and stay safe. Individual providers can use this information to respond to suspected Ebola patients and to stay safe.

Key Points:

  • The likelihood of contracting Ebola is extremely low unless a person has direct unprotected contact with the blood or body fluids (like urine, saliva, feces, vomit, SWEAT, and semen) of a person who is sick with Ebola or direct handling of bats or nonhuman primates from areas with Ebola outbreaks.
  • When risk of Ebola is elevated in their community, it is important for PSAPs to question callers about:
    • Residence in, or travel to, a country where an Ebola outbreak is occurring;
    • Signs and symptoms of Ebola (such as fever, vomiting, diarrhea); and
    • Other risk factors, like having touched someone who is sick with Ebola.
  • PSAPS should tell EMS personnel this information before they get to the location so they can put on the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) (described below).
  • EMS staff should check for symptoms and risk factors for Ebola. Staff should notify the receiving healthcare facility in advance when they are bringing a patient with suspected Ebola, so that proper infection control precautions can be taken.

Says right there can be transmitted by SWEAT. So also hands shaking. Better start to say hello Japanese style – bowing

 

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/interim-guidance-emergency-medical-services-systems-911-public-safety-answering-points-management-patients-known-suspected-united-states.html

The Reserve Bank of Australia is thinking how to limit the investment property market.

They are very coy about what they will do – but they will be very wary to kill the only sector going in Australia.

I think it is difficult they will be touching the negative gearing tax deduction. Also politically would be a very scary item to tackle.

What is most likely is following our Kiwi friends. Impose limits on LVR and specially interest only loans, in particular targeting investment property.

Also it is probable they could implement a much more focus on the foreign investments (now is extremely easy to bypass the foreign investment rules). I think it is probable as they also see that part of the Hong Kong riots has been spurred by Chinese investors buying Hong Kong property outspending the locals (and the UN statistic say that over 20 million wealthy Chinese are looking to buy foreign property in the next 10 years – Canada and US already imposed restrictions).

As stock market this will reflect on the Australian bank valuations (60% of their profits comes from lending) and building suppliers.

Turkey strange game

Posted: October 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

Turkey has more than two hands and more in the Iraq/Syrian war.

Turkey is always been famous for its multiple dealings since its Ottoman empire status.

On one side it supported the rise of the Islamic State and still supports it to achieve its political objectives ((for example to clear of Syrian Kurds the “buffer zone” between Syria and Turkey- so it can then claim for itself.

It unwillingly support the US led coalition. And warily supports the Iraqi Kurds.

Moreover it has 60 special forces protecting the tomb of the Sulemain as Turkish enclave surrounded by the Islamic State (almost waiting for an accident to happen, instead of evacuating).

The Kurdish PKK are really considering the reopening of the hostilities with Turkey.

As it is supporting contrasting parties (it even “let pass” Kurdish oil to Israel) it is creating further instability for everyone in the region, also itself.

Today I received an UNCONFIRMED Demark signal .

It is difficult to explain, but essentially it happened 6 times in history.

3 times marked major crash (also May 2008)

1 time a 20% drop and 16 years of “going no where market”

2 times a 10% drop and a 1.5 year of going nowhere market.

It is UNCONFIRMED and can be disproved.

On the other side we have the VIX at 16.29 – High Danger Area (over 17.98 is big trouble with target 28)

And October, statistically, is 17% more volatile than September.

Let’s say …it does not look good.

The Fed this week intervened heavily, but succeeded just not to make the Dow Jones and SP 500 not crash. But all other indexes sustained damages.