Detroit officials bristle at UN visit, scolding over water shut-offs | Fox News

De Albuquerque said she has seen shut-offs in other U.S. cities and developed nations, but nothing like Detroit. “Our conclusion is that you have here in Detroit a man-made perfect storm,” she said. “The scale of the disconnections in the city is unprecedented.”

De Albuquerque and Farha say the mayor’s plan to help delinquent customers fails to help the chronically poor and those who face shut-offs. Farha also said at least some residents said their past-due bills were the result of city billing or accounting errors.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/21/detroit-disappointed-in-uns-non-fact-finding-visits-about-water-shut-offs/

U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports with enhanced screenings http://news360.com/article/262823867

The U.S. has never enacted total bans on travellers from countries with epidemics even when they were airborne viruses like SARS. Ebola is NOT airborne or easy to spread.There are many things that can be done to protect America & Americans rather than doing something that drastic. Don’t let right wingers scare you senseless.

Big donors dominated California congressional primaries, report says http://news360.com/article/262750989

Thanks to Citizens United, the wealthy have even more influence over elections and common folks have even less. This is what we get when we elect Republican presidents who appoint Conservative Supreme Court Justices like Antonin Scalia & Clarence Thomas.

Why an Ebola travel ban would be totally unprecedented – CNN.com

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/17/politics/ebola-travel-ban-unprecedented/

Why are health experts saying the ban’s a bad idea?

CDC Director Thomas Frieden gets why that’s the knee jerk reaction to such a deadly disease.

But a ban might actually make things worse, he said, because it could encourage people to lie about their travel to West Africa.

And without that crucial information, Frieden said people infected with Ebola could slip into the U.S. without the CDC being able to track and monitor them for symptoms.