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Ugliness In The Book World

Poisoning the Well [link fixed]

So where are we now? Have we finally turned the final corner into complete corruption and chaos? Is there nothing for readers to do but evacuate the community completely, leaving it to those who refuse to do something to keep reading safe? As I said initially, I have always been a fighter, but I am at a loss at this point. I do know that our book community still has many important voices, and it wasn’t too long ago that we saw a powerful communal stand against the silencing of book bloggers. As inspiring and awesome as that was, we’re clearly dealing with something that manifests destruction in myriad ways and from multiple directions at once. Just yesterday a UK reader reported being physically assaulted by an author. How many more have been threatened, stalked, harassed, or even assaulted?

And the attack: What Really Happened

ROB lives in London. I live in the East of Scotland (not Glasgow as everyone seems to think – I’m North of Edinburgh). There was no way he would come all the way from London to hit me and leave.

But:

I went home, and another officer came out to see me that night to read me my statements and ask if I wanted to add anything. I mentioned ROB and showed her pictures of him. Immediately, she called her boss and investigations into him went underway immediately. The next day, as I was preparing for my holiday to Zakynthos (still went and had fun, despite my sore head) when two detectives came to confirm for me it was indeed ROB who had hit me. They explained that he had come from London on Thursday, and arrived in my town on Friday morning. He came into my place of work to look for me, but couldn’t find me, so left and came back later when I was working. He hit me, and went back to London shortly after.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

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USAMRIID Finally Involved For Ebola In U.S.

October 5:

October 15:

The American Constitution forbids our troops being active domestically. However, I would support USAMRIID getting involved to stop this. The CDC is not working properly.

October 19: Military preps quick-strike team for Ebola response in United States

Jacoby is already working with the military on the joint team, Kirby said, and once formed, it will head to Fort Sam Houston in Texas for up to seven days of training in infection control and personal protective equipment. The training, provided by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, will begin “within the next week or so,” Kirby said.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

If USAMRIID fails, we’re all in trouble.

Previously here:

More About Ebola
Good Morning, Ebolageddon!
Ebola Shit Hits The Fan, American-Style
Ebola: Makin’ Those Tracks
Ebola: The Ad-Targeting Facepalm
Ebola: The Facepalm
Trained Professionals Getting Ebola
Ebola Nightmares
CDC’s Frieden Makes Claim. This Is So No One Forgets.

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More About Ebola

October 5:

October 15:

So the second infected person not only traveled while having a fever, but the plane was sent to other destinations before being cleaned.

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Good Morning, Ebolageddon!

October 5:

October 15:

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Second health care worker tests positive for Ebola in Texas

Frieden expressed regret for not having responded to the threat of Ebola more aggressively sooner, saying that with the benefit of hindsight, CDC should have initially dispatched “a more robust hospital infection team” to Dallas.

The CDC has acted like the Keystone Kops of medicine.

If a third person is infected on American soil, Frieden must resign, period.

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Ebola Shit Hits The Fan, American-Style

Previously here:

Ebola: Makin’ Those Tracks
Ebola: The Ad-Targeting Facepalm
Ebola: The Facepalm
Trained Professionals Getting Ebola
Ebola Nightmares
CDC’s Frieden Makes Claim. This Is So No One Forgets.

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Ebola: Makin’ Those Tracks

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October 12:

Previously here:

Ebola: The Ad-Targeting Facepalm
Ebola: The Facepalm
Trained Professionals Getting Ebola
Ebola Nightmares
CDC’s Frieden Makes Claim. This Is So No One Forgets.

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Ebola: The Facepalm

Nurse: I did what I was trained to do.

CDC: Did not!

And I still cannot believe I am doing posts about Ebola in America.

Previously here:

Trained Professionals Getting Ebola
Ebola Nightmares
CDC’s Frieden Makes Claim. This Is So No One Forgets.

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Trained Professionals Getting Ebola

October 5:

October 12:

So did Frieden mean we must first wait for Ebola to make tracks before it can be stopped?

Tell me again how these are trained professionals with strict protocols to follow.

Reassure me and everyone else who last night re-watched the movie, Contagion.

Previously here:

CDC’s Frieden Makes Claim. This Is So No One Forgets.

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The Internet Is …

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CDC’s Frieden Makes Claim. This Is So No One Forgets.

Putting this here:

And as a screensnap to defeat revisionism:

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Anyone can set a goal. Delivering is hard.

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