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NO one is bringing a gun to school.


They are typical high school senior portraits taken at a private studio and then submitted to the yearbook staff. This is done in many schools in rural and suburban America. It's big business. Many talented photographers take these pictures as their "bread and butter" even if they personally hate doing them. Generally a little over done, over posed, over photoshopped, but the teen girls LOVE THEM!

One guy include his yellow lab in his photo, and another manages to get his truck into the photo, as well! LOL

Pretty obvious that no one bothered to investigated before screaming about "guns at school!"
Posted by TexasMommaWithAHat | Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:31 AM (256 replies)

Anyone still watching interview with whistleblower nurse?

What she is saying is mind boggling.

CDC personnel walking around in lockdown unit not even following their own guidelines.

Says she loved her job and thought it was a good hospital, but this situation was way above anything they've dealt with.

Yes, I am obsessed with this issue. I am not actually one who thinks we are all going to get ebola, but I am a strong advocate for nurses and healthcare workers, in general. Have nurses in my immediate family and worked as assistant in hospital lab and phlebotomist years ago.
Posted by TexasMommaWithAHat | Thu Oct 16, 2014, 08:31 PM (0 replies)

DOCTORS Are Not Supposed to Treat Themselves Or Their Family Members For A Reason

Human nature is great at denial.

We can be scared to death of something (like that lump in your breast), while at the same time avoiding that mammogram.

This is human nature.

This is why the CDC is supposed to do its job!

This nurse did not intentionally put her family at risk. The CDC should have issued a real quarantine - not this self monitoring crap.

D-E-N-I-A-L is not just a a river in Egypt.
Posted by TexasMommaWithAHat | Thu Oct 16, 2014, 07:44 PM (2 replies)

7:15 CST NOW Dallas Presbyterian Whistle Blower Speaking on CNN

It's going to be very bad as we have already figured out
Posted by TexasMommaWithAHat | Thu Oct 16, 2014, 07:16 PM (16 replies)


They have world class facilities and personnel for treatment of diseases like Ebola. They have the best training in the world for containment of highly infectious disease.

The only other two hospitals equipped to handle ebola are St. Patrick's Hospital in Missoula, Montana, and the National Institutes of Health in Maryland.

So, yeah, when the nurses' union complains that the most nurses across the country are not adequately prepared to handle ebola, PLEASE DON'T COMPARE THEM TO THE NURSES IN THOSE FOUR HOSPITALS.

But...nobody got ebola at Emory?

Well, shit....I wonder why?
Posted by TexasMommaWithAHat | Wed Oct 15, 2014, 10:00 AM (3 replies)

Why Medical Personnel Are Getting Ebola (Nurses' Union Is Begging For Help)

The CDC guidelines have NOT BEEN ADEQUATE!


It is very difficult to remove the second glove with a bare hand because that still dirty second glove overlaps the still dirty cuff of your gown.

Then, using your BARE hands you are supposed to remove your own gown by reaching behind you. This assumes that no one ever gets contaminated on their back side!

And on and on! This is NOT adequate PPE.

I worked in a hospital lab as an assistant and phlebotomist. We rarely took extra precautions when we saw a patient (normal cover was a disposable lab coat over our scrubs and gloves when dealing with patient). Extra precautions were not part of our daily routine. When we (rarely) saw a patient presenting with possible tuberculosis, we'd all get that "I'm doing this correctly? Right?" look when donning our PPEs (personnel protective equipment) and then removing them.

People are assuming that medical personnel are accustomed to suiting up and then removing their PPE , but with exceptions of surgical personnel (who suit up to protect the patient more than themselves and generally just "yank" off their gown and gloves), most medical staff rarely wear and then REMOVE PROPERLY the level of PPE required for diseases like ebola.

Yesterday on CNN the spokesperson for the nurses' union was pleading for more training for nurses around the country. Their polling suggesting that the majority of nurses in this country do not feel adequately trained to handle ebola patients.

Hospital personnel working with ebola patients need an immediate upgrade to better PPEs and need to learn to work on the buddy system to remove them, imo.

This is not a "Texas" problem" or a "Dallas Presbyterian Hospital" problem. Mistakes have been made (like sending Mr. Duncan home the first time), but this is a country wide problem of nurses not being adequately trained and and not having periodic drills on how to deal with this type of situation, imo.

The problem lies with the CDC guidelines as well as the "bottom line" hospitals, imo. And for the record, Dallas Presbyterian is a teaching hospital, where one of my kids did her nursing school clinicals. It is considered a good hospital, and is probably as good or better than most hospitals in the U.S.
Posted by TexasMommaWithAHat | Wed Oct 15, 2014, 08:32 AM (8 replies)

CDC on TV NOW (3:19 ET) With New Guidelines

The CDC will send in an expert team to any hospital in the country WITHIN HOURS of a confirmed case of ebola.

And more.

(I'm watching CNN)
Posted by TexasMommaWithAHat | Tue Oct 14, 2014, 02:20 PM (5 replies)

Why Ebola Patients Are Getting Treatment in Nebraska

"Freelance journalist Ashoka Mukpo, who contracted Ebola in Liberia, arrived at the University of Nebraska Medical Center today, becoming the second patient with the deadly disease to be treated there.

Why is he being sent to Nebraska instead of some other facility? Because the hospital is home to the largest of four high-level biocontainment patient care units in the U.S..."

More at http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/10/06/354083214/why-ebola-patients-are-getting-treatment-in-nebraska

No they aren't taking any chances with actual, known ebola patients entering the U.S. Too bad some stupid fool made a terrible mistake with Mr. Duncan in Dallas. You think the people that had contact with him aren't scared shitless right now? Especially the EMTs?

Posted by TexasMommaWithAHat | Mon Oct 6, 2014, 06:01 PM (4 replies)
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