Barack Obama Bans Flights to Israel, But Not Flights From Ebola Affected Countries

“If you like your Ebola free United States, you can keep your Ebola free United States” could be another Barack Obama promise. Just another in the long time of promises with, as Jim Geraghty of National Review has noted, comes with an expiration date. This one set on September 20, 2014, when the Ebola patient arrived in Dallas carrying the disease.

Since then, the Obama administration has been asked about stopping flights into West African countries where Ebola is a problem. Their position is to keep the flights going. But don’t worry. We are taking people’s temperature before they board the flights.

Compare this to the Obama administration banning flights to Israel back in July. It turned out to be a political stunt quickly cancelled after Senator Ted Cruz threatened to block State Department appointments unless questions were answered. The administration claimed that rockets fired by Hamas put flights in jeopardy despite none of the rockets coming close to the airport.

Now, however, we have a person in the United States who flew back from Africa with Ebola. The White House neither wants to stop flights to Africa nor does it want to more closely monitor people coming into the United States from Africa via other countries.

At least this administration is consistent. It will let every one and every thing, including pestilence, cross our border. I bet, if we are patient, the administration will even place Ebola with a nice family somewhere in Middle America and given it government benefits.

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Tech at Night: The Democrats get into the broadcast decency game

Tech at Night

I’m old enough to remember 2001. Back in the early days of the Bush administration, the new Bush FCC took an active role in enforcing the decency rules that had gotten pretty much ignored under the Clinton administration. This enforcement culminated with the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show, featuring Janet Jackson.

Democrats naturally were outraged. But, fast forward ten years, and now Democrats are talking about pushing their own broadcast decency preferences, against the Washington Redskins.

As usual, the rule is that it’s alright if the Democrats do it, but if Republicans do it, they’re evil moralizers. And yet consider exactly what each went after: Republicans going after smut, Democrats going after… the name of a popular sports team.

But don’t worry they’ll mutter something about Bushitler and go on with their power grab.


Turns out the state laws the Obama FCC is talk ing about overturning don’t even ban municipal state-run Internet, they just regulate it.

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FCC is ending the blackout rule, so NFL no longer gets to blame government for blacking out games from its fans. NFL must decide on its own whether to black out games.

Eric Holder has joined the administration’s pressure against cryptographic privacy. This is a problem.

Edward Snowden’s Russia continues to fight freedom.

Freeloader culture online is leading to freeloader culture offline.

Bitcoin, Tor, and child sex abuse continue to go together, as the Tor community does nothing to stop it.

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Secret Service Director Resigns– Open Thread

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/01/politics/secret-service-director-resigns/index.html

Julia Pierson, the first female director of the Secret Service, resigned her post Wednesday after a fence jumper gained access to the White House on Sept. 19 and a subsequent congressional inquiry uncovered other security lapses.

Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson announced the resignation in a statement. He also announced that the DHS would take over an internal inquiry of the Secret Service and that he would appointment of a new panel to review security at the White House.

Calls for Pierson to leave her post grew after a poor performance during her testimony on Capitol Hill and another bombshell revelation that the an armed contractor was allowed to get into an elevator with the president during a recent trip to the Centers for Disease Control.

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