Obama: Our House is Your House

The problem with voting into the presidency an internationalist is that his oath to “protect and defend” the Constitution (and by implication the nation) doesn’t apply to this nation.  He sees it as his duty to protect and defend some undifferentiated poor folks in the Third World.  You suckers just pay the bills and suffer the consequences of his actions.

Proof is overwhelming that this represents Obama’s mindset.  This week is no exception.  From a review of the expenditures made by this administration with tax revenues meant to protect our health and safety and his immigration policies, we can see yet again where he’s coming from.

Here are some of the ways his people spent your public health money.

As you can see, the National Institutes of Health expenditures, from the clearly frivolous (origami condoms) to the clearly extraneous (syphilis transmission by gays in Peru) reflect not only mission creep, but a lack of rational priorities.

[T]he Washington Free Beacon has uncovered $39,643,352 worth of NIH studies within the past several years that have gone to questionable research.

For instance, the agency has spent $2,873,440 trying to figure out why lesbians are obese, and $466,642 on why fat girls have a tough time getting dates. Another $2,075,611 was spent encouraging old people to join choirs.

Millions have gone to “text message interventions,” including a study where researchers sent texts to drunks at the bar to try to get them to stop drinking. The project received an additional grant this year, for a total of $674,590.

The NIH is also texting older African Americans with HIV ($372,460), HIV and drug users in rural areas ($693,000), HIV smokers ($763,519), pregnant smokers ($380,145), teen moms ($243,839), and meth addicts ($360,113). Text message interventions to try to get obese people to lose weight have cost$2,707,067.

The NIH’s research on obesity has led to spending $2,101,064 on wearable insoles and buttons that can track a person’s weight, and $374,670 to put on fruit and vegetable puppet shows for preschoolers.

restaurant intervention to develop new children’s menus cost $275,227, and the NIH spent $430,608 for mother-daughter dancing outreach to fight obesity.

Sexual minorities have received a substantial amount from the NIH. The agency has now spent $105,066 following 16 schizophrenic LGBT Canadians around Toronto for a study on their community experiences.

The total for a project on why gay men get syphilis in Peru is now $692,697after receiving additional $228,425 this year. The NIH is also concerned about postpartum depression in “invisible sexual minority women,” with a study that has cost $718,770.

Millions went to develop “origami condoms,” in male, female, and anal versions. The inventor Danny Resnic, who received $2,466,482 from the NIH, has been accused of massive fraud for using grant money for full-body plastic surgery in Costa Rica and parties at the Playboy mansion.

How transwomen use Facebook is the subject of another NIH study worth $194,788.

The agency has also committed $5 million to “mine and analyze” social media to study American’s attitudes toward drug abuse, and $306,900 to use Twitter for surveillance on depressed people.

The NIH has also spent $15,313,372 on cessation studies devoted to every kind of smoker imaginable. Current studies are targeted at American Indians($2,899,954); Chinese and Vietnamese men ($424,875); postmenopausal women ($4,151,850); the homeless ($558,576);Korean youth ($94,580);young schizophrenics ($397,802); Brazilian women smokers ($955,368);Latino HIV-positive smokers($471,530); and the LGBT community ($2,364,521).

Yale University is studying how to get “Heavy Drinkers” to stop smoking at a cost of $571,799. Other projects seek to use Twitter to provide “social support to smokers” ($659,469), and yoga ($1,763,048) as a way to quit.

An NIH project studying sighs cost taxpayers $53,282.

On Tuesday, Health and Human Services (HHS) had to outsource efforts at an Ebola vaccine to the Baltimore-based Profectus BioSciences Inc. The company will receive $8.6 million to research and test their vaccine, a fraction of NIH funding that went to the above projects.

Besides the NIH, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and HHS have roles to play in protecting national health.

From its website, here is the mission of the CDC:

CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

CDC increases the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.

Its head, Dr. Friedan (who seems to have let his medical license lapse in Georgia in 2011), is best known for being ex-NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s point man on banning trans fats and large drinks, not for disease control.

Once again, like the British, who spend their resources on ancillary things like hiring more and more of what I call the trash bin Stasi (who check that citizens properly place their rubbish in a proliferating number of bin categories) than NIH doctors, this left-wing administration is full of people more concerned with social control of those citizens who remain law-abiding than with more serious issues of crime and health.  Those things require skill and hard work, and most concern taxpayers.

The third arm of domestic disease control is that the HHS that has an official, Nicole Luria, who is supposed to be the czar of communicable diseases. 

She's the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, a position created in the wake of Hurricane Katrina that reports directly to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Her mission, according to the HHS website, is "to lead the nation in preventing, responding to and recovering from the adverse health effects of public health emergencies."

No one has seen or heard of her since Ebola entered our shores with the inexplicable admission of a man who brought it from Liberia, the center of this awful disease and from which at least 30 countries have barred entry.

Instead, this week, the president appointed yet another czar – Ron Klain – with no medical background, but a long history as a political hack.

At the same time that the administration has refused to take the proper steps to prepare for this disease and to limit it by limiting travel, children of the country are dying from a strain of enterovirus surely introduced by the president’s policy of allowing in thousands of unaccompanied children from Latin America who carry this virus, herding them all together so more can carry it, and then dispersing them around the country, where local communities have admitted them into schools without health checks.  Most of the big media are not linking the breakout with the president’s immigration policies (oh, you know why), but Sharyl Attkisson and Investors Business Daily are.

A disease that was once rare in the U.S. is killing Americans, and its rise coincides with the tidal wave of unaccompanied minor children arriving from Latin America under our de facto open-border policy.

Eli Waller, a 4-year-old New Jersey boy, died Sept. 25. He was reportedly fine and healthy when he went to bed but died overnight, with the cause confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control to be enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68), one more casualty in an epidemic that has swept the country seemingly out of nowhere.

The CDC website reports that from mid-August to Oct. 10, the CDC itself or state authorities confirmed that 691 people in 46 states and the District of Columbia had come down with some sort of respiratory illness caused by EV-D68. Five children, including Eli, died from their infections.

More than a few observers have noticed that the sudden increase in EV-D68 cases coincides with the rapid rise of unaccompanied minors crossing our porous border. These children, often without proper health screenings, have been distributed throughout the U.S.

The CDC denies any connection, noting that cases of EV-D68 have occurred in the U.S. for decades, having first been detected in California in 1962.

"There is no evidence that unaccompanied children brought EV-D68 into the United States, we are not aware of any of these children testing positive for the virus," the CDC told World Net Daily in an email response to an inquiry into the possible connection.

It is true that EV-D68 has been in the U.S. at least since 1962. But according to a study done by doctors from the Division of Viral Diseases at the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases published on the CDC's own website, EV-D68 "is one of the most rarely reported serotypes, with only 26 reports throughout the 36-year study period (1970 through 2006)."

There's often a disconnect between coincidence and correlation. But we suspect that the jump in cases from 26 in 36 years to nearly 700 in one year coming at the same time as the open-border influx of improperly screened illegal aliens is more than just a coincidence.

As the relentless investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson points out, a 2013 study in Virology Journal found human enteroviruses, including EV-D68, present in 3% of nose and throat swab samples taken from children from Latin America under 8 years old with a median age of 3. Related human rhinoviruses were found in 16% of the samples, according to the study authored by a team of virologists headed by Josefina Garcia from U.S. Naval Medical Unit 6 in Lima, Peru.

"Keep in mind that Latin American children likely have some immunity and may not be sick, while still contagious," Dr. Jane Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, told World Net Daily.

So infected unaccompanied minors might not even show any symptoms detectable in screenings.

"Most of the border minors are being kept in overcrowded facilities ridden with poor hygiene," Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet, a preventive medicine specialist, told Breitbart News this summer, as the border flood escalated. "This is the ideal condition for a viral outbreak."

The dispersal of illegal aliens, including unaccompanied minors, throughout the U.S. without proper medical screening is an appalling dereliction of duty by a president and an administration sworn to protect the health and safety of American citizens.

But there is more – as is his wont, the president defiantly, in opposition of public opinion and evidence, is doubling down.

He has just signed an executive order allowing in 100,000 more Haitians into this country.  Haiti, as you might recall, is one of the poorest places and most disease-ridden in this hemisphere.

"The rebuilding and development of a safe and economically strong Haiti is a priority for the United States. The Haitian Family Reunification Parole program promotes a fundamental underlying goal of our immigration system — family reunification,” said Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. “It also supports broader U.S. goals for Haiti’s reconstruction and development by providing the opportunity for certain eligible Haitians to safely and legally immigrate sooner to the United States.”

Roughly 100,000 Haitians already approved to come to the U.S. are currently awaiting visas, The Associated Press reported.

Mr. Grassley, whose Senate committee has jurisdiction over immigration policy, predicted the number of Haitians who would come to the U.S. under the program would likely exceed that estimate, calling it “likely just the beginning of the president’s unilateral and executive actions on immigration.”

“Parole is meant for humanitarian assistance on a case-by-case basis,” he said. “The president’s continued push to circumvent Congressional authority and ignore the rule of law sets a bad precedent for the future.”

Question: How do we "rebuild" the Haitian economy by bringing 100,000 of their citizens here?

Get ready to deal with more cholera, TB, AIDS, and neglected tropical diseases, because unless this is stopped, these diseases will be coming to hospitals near you to be treated free under federal law – hospitals already reeling under the demands of Obamacare.

Does the justification sound familiar?  It should; it’s the CDC’s justification for refusing to ban travel into the U.S. by those who have been in West Africa during the Ebola crisis.  In the meantime, Obama is, as the New York Times tells us, “as shocked and dismayed by this Government fails as the rest of you poor suckers.” 

In contrast, President George Bush, who did not swing open the doors to African AIDS victims, but employed sound health measures to stem the tide of the disease there onsite, is being hailed by even as leftist a writer as Ellen Ratner as having done more for Africa than Obama.

And for once she’s right.

The problem with voting into the presidency an internationalist is that his oath to “protect and defend” the Constitution (and by implication the nation) doesn’t apply to this nation.  He sees it as his duty to protect and defend some undifferentiated poor folks in the Third World.  You suckers just pay the bills and suffer the consequences of his actions.

Proof is overwhelming that this represents Obama’s mindset.  This week is no exception.  From a review of the expenditures made by this administration with tax revenues meant to protect our health and safety and his immigration policies, we can see yet again where he’s coming from.

Here are some of the ways his people spent your public health money.

As you can see, the National Institutes of Health expenditures, from the clearly frivolous (origami condoms) to the clearly extraneous (syphilis transmission by gays in Peru) reflect not only mission creep, but a lack of rational priorities.

[T]he Washington Free Beacon has uncovered $39,643,352 worth of NIH studies within the past several years that have gone to questionable research.

For instance, the agency has spent $2,873,440 trying to figure out why lesbians are obese, and $466,642 on why fat girls have a tough time getting dates. Another $2,075,611 was spent encouraging old people to join choirs.

Millions have gone to “text message interventions,” including a study where researchers sent texts to drunks at the bar to try to get them to stop drinking. The project received an additional grant this year, for a total of $674,590.

The NIH is also texting older African Americans with HIV ($372,460), HIV and drug users in rural areas ($693,000), HIV smokers ($763,519), pregnant smokers ($380,145), teen moms ($243,839), and meth addicts ($360,113). Text message interventions to try to get obese people to lose weight have cost$2,707,067.

The NIH’s research on obesity has led to spending $2,101,064 on wearable insoles and buttons that can track a person’s weight, and $374,670 to put on fruit and vegetable puppet shows for preschoolers.

restaurant intervention to develop new children’s menus cost $275,227, and the NIH spent $430,608 for mother-daughter dancing outreach to fight obesity.

Sexual minorities have received a substantial amount from the NIH. The agency has now spent $105,066 following 16 schizophrenic LGBT Canadians around Toronto for a study on their community experiences.

The total for a project on why gay men get syphilis in Peru is now $692,697after receiving additional $228,425 this year. The NIH is also concerned about postpartum depression in “invisible sexual minority women,” with a study that has cost $718,770.

Millions went to develop “origami condoms,” in male, female, and anal versions. The inventor Danny Resnic, who received $2,466,482 from the NIH, has been accused of massive fraud for using grant money for full-body plastic surgery in Costa Rica and parties at the Playboy mansion.

How transwomen use Facebook is the subject of another NIH study worth $194,788.

The agency has also committed $5 million to “mine and analyze” social media to study American’s attitudes toward drug abuse, and $306,900 to use Twitter for surveillance on depressed people.

The NIH has also spent $15,313,372 on cessation studies devoted to every kind of smoker imaginable. Current studies are targeted at American Indians($2,899,954); Chinese and Vietnamese men ($424,875); postmenopausal women ($4,151,850); the homeless ($558,576);Korean youth ($94,580);young schizophrenics ($397,802); Brazilian women smokers ($955,368);Latino HIV-positive smokers($471,530); and the LGBT community ($2,364,521).

Yale University is studying how to get “Heavy Drinkers” to stop smoking at a cost of $571,799. Other projects seek to use Twitter to provide “social support to smokers” ($659,469), and yoga ($1,763,048) as a way to quit.

An NIH project studying sighs cost taxpayers $53,282.

On Tuesday, Health and Human Services (HHS) had to outsource efforts at an Ebola vaccine to the Baltimore-based Profectus BioSciences Inc. The company will receive $8.6 million to research and test their vaccine, a fraction of NIH funding that went to the above projects.

Besides the NIH, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and HHS have roles to play in protecting national health.

From its website, here is the mission of the CDC:

CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

CDC increases the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.

Its head, Dr. Friedan (who seems to have let his medical license lapse in Georgia in 2011), is best known for being ex-NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s point man on banning trans fats and large drinks, not for disease control.

Once again, like the British, who spend their resources on ancillary things like hiring more and more of what I call the trash bin Stasi (who check that citizens properly place their rubbish in a proliferating number of bin categories) than NIH doctors, this left-wing administration is full of people more concerned with social control of those citizens who remain law-abiding than with more serious issues of crime and health.  Those things require skill and hard work, and most concern taxpayers.

The third arm of domestic disease control is that the HHS that has an official, Nicole Luria, who is supposed to be the czar of communicable diseases. 

She's the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, a position created in the wake of Hurricane Katrina that reports directly to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Her mission, according to the HHS website, is "to lead the nation in preventing, responding to and recovering from the adverse health effects of public health emergencies."

No one has seen or heard of her since Ebola entered our shores with the inexplicable admission of a man who brought it from Liberia, the center of this awful disease and from which at least 30 countries have barred entry.

Instead, this week, the president appointed yet another czar – Ron Klain – with no medical background, but a long history as a political hack.

At the same time that the administration has refused to take the proper steps to prepare for this disease and to limit it by limiting travel, children of the country are dying from a strain of enterovirus surely introduced by the president’s policy of allowing in thousands of unaccompanied children from Latin America who carry this virus, herding them all together so more can carry it, and then dispersing them around the country, where local communities have admitted them into schools without health checks.  Most of the big media are not linking the breakout with the president’s immigration policies (oh, you know why), but Sharyl Attkisson and Investors Business Daily are.

A disease that was once rare in the U.S. is killing Americans, and its rise coincides with the tidal wave of unaccompanied minor children arriving from Latin America under our de facto open-border policy.

Eli Waller, a 4-year-old New Jersey boy, died Sept. 25. He was reportedly fine and healthy when he went to bed but died overnight, with the cause confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control to be enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68), one more casualty in an epidemic that has swept the country seemingly out of nowhere.

The CDC website reports that from mid-August to Oct. 10, the CDC itself or state authorities confirmed that 691 people in 46 states and the District of Columbia had come down with some sort of respiratory illness caused by EV-D68. Five children, including Eli, died from their infections.

More than a few observers have noticed that the sudden increase in EV-D68 cases coincides with the rapid rise of unaccompanied minors crossing our porous border. These children, often without proper health screenings, have been distributed throughout the U.S.

The CDC denies any connection, noting that cases of EV-D68 have occurred in the U.S. for decades, having first been detected in California in 1962.

"There is no evidence that unaccompanied children brought EV-D68 into the United States, we are not aware of any of these children testing positive for the virus," the CDC told World Net Daily in an email response to an inquiry into the possible connection.

It is true that EV-D68 has been in the U.S. at least since 1962. But according to a study done by doctors from the Division of Viral Diseases at the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases published on the CDC's own website, EV-D68 "is one of the most rarely reported serotypes, with only 26 reports throughout the 36-year study period (1970 through 2006)."

There's often a disconnect between coincidence and correlation. But we suspect that the jump in cases from 26 in 36 years to nearly 700 in one year coming at the same time as the open-border influx of improperly screened illegal aliens is more than just a coincidence.

As the relentless investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson points out, a 2013 study in Virology Journal found human enteroviruses, including EV-D68, present in 3% of nose and throat swab samples taken from children from Latin America under 8 years old with a median age of 3. Related human rhinoviruses were found in 16% of the samples, according to the study authored by a team of virologists headed by Josefina Garcia from U.S. Naval Medical Unit 6 in Lima, Peru.

"Keep in mind that Latin American children likely have some immunity and may not be sick, while still contagious," Dr. Jane Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, told World Net Daily.

So infected unaccompanied minors might not even show any symptoms detectable in screenings.

"Most of the border minors are being kept in overcrowded facilities ridden with poor hygiene," Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet, a preventive medicine specialist, told Breitbart News this summer, as the border flood escalated. "This is the ideal condition for a viral outbreak."

The dispersal of illegal aliens, including unaccompanied minors, throughout the U.S. without proper medical screening is an appalling dereliction of duty by a president and an administration sworn to protect the health and safety of American citizens.

But there is more – as is his wont, the president defiantly, in opposition of public opinion and evidence, is doubling down.

He has just signed an executive order allowing in 100,000 more Haitians into this country.  Haiti, as you might recall, is one of the poorest places and most disease-ridden in this hemisphere.

"The rebuilding and development of a safe and economically strong Haiti is a priority for the United States. The Haitian Family Reunification Parole program promotes a fundamental underlying goal of our immigration system — family reunification,” said Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. “It also supports broader U.S. goals for Haiti’s reconstruction and development by providing the opportunity for certain eligible Haitians to safely and legally immigrate sooner to the United States.”

Roughly 100,000 Haitians already approved to come to the U.S. are currently awaiting visas, The Associated Press reported.

Mr. Grassley, whose Senate committee has jurisdiction over immigration policy, predicted the number of Haitians who would come to the U.S. under the program would likely exceed that estimate, calling it “likely just the beginning of the president’s unilateral and executive actions on immigration.”

“Parole is meant for humanitarian assistance on a case-by-case basis,” he said. “The president’s continued push to circumvent Congressional authority and ignore the rule of law sets a bad precedent for the future.”

Question: How do we "rebuild" the Haitian economy by bringing 100,000 of their citizens here?

Get ready to deal with more cholera, TB, AIDS, and neglected tropical diseases, because unless this is stopped, these diseases will be coming to hospitals near you to be treated free under federal law – hospitals already reeling under the demands of Obamacare.

Does the justification sound familiar?  It should; it’s the CDC’s justification for refusing to ban travel into the U.S. by those who have been in West Africa during the Ebola crisis.  In the meantime, Obama is, as the New York Times tells us, “as shocked and dismayed by this Government fails as the rest of you poor suckers.” 

In contrast, President George Bush, who did not swing open the doors to African AIDS victims, but employed sound health measures to stem the tide of the disease there onsite, is being hailed by even as leftist a writer as Ellen Ratner as having done more for Africa than Obama.

And for once she’s right.