Is Zika Virus A Genetically Modified Virus? 

Is the Zika virus now a bio-weapon?

Using genetically-modified mosquitoes?

Imagine the weaponry.

Demographically Zika is unusual. While originating as a known virus after WWII (where scientists worked on eugenics and other forms of warfare), isolated in Africa and Asia, it has suddenly shifted continent. Since last year its changed its pattern of distribution. The countries now affected are in the Caribbean, Central America and South America.

Is Zika already a weapon? An environmental weapon to wage biowarfare. A mosquito-borne virus that damages the brain of unborn fetuses, possibly producing brain-damaged children.


UTMB’s Scott Weaver On the Zika Outbreak

Please tell me your opinions…


Working Relationships

Working Relationships

We used MANPOWER or the badge and uniform…we called a code, and all hands (many little hands of nurses and a doctor) were on deck as we gently put  patients in restraints.    Intravenous access (IV),  labs and administration of medication For an acutely agitated, belligerent confused patients  as well as Trauma work-up for patients without  prior history of confusion including EKG (Cardiac and Infectious problems often present with confusion), head and neck imaging and urinary catheter.  For all others,  vigilance was key in monitoring  patients in the EDs I worked. Always, attempting to Calm patients even if I sometimes fed into their fantasies of the stars just to talk them down calmly if need be.


Never provoke agitated patients…because it is well-known it only agitates patients more causing higher blood pressures and  tachycardia. But isn’t that common sense basic training?


Manpower did not seem to be an issue in any of the videos of police violence. Mike Brown had his hands in the air…. The uniform calms all but the acutely psychotic patient.


At nights when staff was minimal, if a patient became violent –spitting and wielding wildly at staff or I sometimes with sharp objects– we backed-off, usually I talked to the patient until the police arrived. One officer and he never drew his gun in my over 20 years experience working in EDs.


Do not accept the  aggressive and threatening behaviors and attitudes of cops as first responders. As first responders there are protocols that should be adhered in cases of patients with altered mental status. Why did cops fire  their weapons when there was no emergent or imminent threat ? And why does the medical system condone use of unnecessary force with lethal outcomes when non-lethal means are routinely used in EDs?  


 Concern for ED staff and patients when the wrong cop is called to help with a belligerent patient, will he or she immediately fire a weapon multiple times in a busy ED?   What if the ED staff is discriminatory  (like the crew I met at Tufts) will the officer fire his weapon indiscriminately at any  black person?    We do not know !  Let us not wait for this eventuality.


1.  Virtually all  victims’ videos were unarmed, alleged to have a knife, (usually a pocketknife or scissors) and  alleged to resist arrest  and shot  at least 6 times by veteran cops with unknown names and no accountability or arrests.

2.  Murder taken so lightly by society,  emboldens more murders as we see today where it is daily.    A blatant derision of the constitution and  reflection of privileged status above the law.

3.  Less paper-work with a dead victim as well as  fringe benefit of  paid time-off if disputed.


4.  The default discriminatory :  Weapons in cases of black and brown folks and treatment in cases of white men and often white women.  An unarmed black person is killed every 28 hours  by  police in one report read recently about the New Jim Crow.


I would venture to guess 90% of “normal” white males have never experienced discrimination. Discrimination throughout all dimensions, vertical and horizontals, what do you think?

The above images have a common theme of manpower?  Why do deaths invariably occur  before manpower arrives ?  Is this a delay in the EMS system?   Or is backup not called under after a police killing?

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Food For Thought: How is Knowledge Transferred?


Knowledge is power  and when applied  provide understanding of  ourselves and each other.  Compassion and empathy,  natural byproducts of self-awareness,  come from understanding  the roots of humanity.

How is knowledge transferred?

Language necessary to  transfer of knowledge, dynamic and fluid  in diverse formats, ……..imparts understanding  through   connections of trust.

How do you transfer knowledge?

ISIS induced Fear, What Do They Want?


Reflections: ISIS and Fear OR We LISTEN……

Isis: leaders gather in Paris as UK edges towards military action

There was “no time to lose” in dealing with the threat from Isis. “Iraq‘s combat against terrorism is also ours,” he said.

Daesh leaders are working at setting up a state and do not deny the existence of terrorist volunteers from European countries who may or may not have dual nationality … it goes beyond what we experienced before with al-Qaida,” he said. “These criminals are experts at the brainwashing of young people in these regions. They control and prepare them for terrorist actions. They use modern technology to spread propaganda and terror through the internet and social media networks.

“Iraq is here today to show its will to stand up against this terrorism enemy that makes no distinction between Iraqis. We must sent a strong message to the orphaned mothers who have lost their children that we stand beside our people.”

More than 40 countries have signed up to a US-led plan, but not all are willing to offer Iraq direct military support. Arab participation in military action would give a wider sense of legitimacy to the campaign. No Arab state has publicly promised to participate in military action but it is believed several have in private, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the latter of which recently bombed Islamist militia targets in Libya from bases in Egypt.

ISIS induced fear, what is it?

Troubling times, a maze of confusion, plenty of blame but so few solutions.   Isis-induced fear triggering our reaction as media propoganda,  a spectrum of others with unclear motives incite the masses down a familiar path.   Once again  “WMD”s , once again fear reigns.  

Ironic that the man who stood against the grain in Congress and said “No, ” even removed Americans from Iraq,  will through folly do as Bush did.   

ISIS popped up out of nowhere.  Seems to me there is mental illness  OR a severe cry for help from Sunnis oppressed.   

Today,  I looked up the meaning of Isis and was quite surprised….Failure to Listen may lead down the path of WMDs and there were none in Iraq after we accused and invaded without evidence.

Once again fear reigns, Lets Kill Them!    We have already… ISIS is the outcome of unnecessary wars waged by Americans against  Iraq.

Do not let fear prevent negotiation.

At home, entire groups of Americans live in terror.

Police culture   is very interesting… FEAR deployed to control and render Americans helpless, stressed, distracted and apathetic.   The complication is rising mental illness, addiction and violence, exactly what we see today and that is spreading rapidly and indiscriminately.

 …After 911,  we pulled together but  haste and anger pushed us to war.  The international community even allies are no longer by our side.   And after years of war in Iraq and Afghan we are broke.     Guantamano and racial profiling  compound embers of  fear with burst of flames spreading rapidly . 

ISIS is what you get  when people  are forced to watch rentless oppression…remember survivors of the WMD Iraq wars with Shock and AWE…(I was not awed yet I watched)…who lost family and friends…they are humans just like we are…More information before getting involved, especially since black people are ensnared in polices of  slavery.  Our government and traditional media are one, USA is no better and even worse than ISIS.

I fear our government more than I fear ISIS and that was not always the case.   Sadly, structural racism fell on President Obama’s lap, please do not ignore the connection with ISIS.  

An opportunity to create new systems based on the community.   Technology that integrate with priorities of community as voiced by the people and not the government or one percent.     …The Anti-Corruption Database will provide patterns of behaviors along with context.


Not Voting Sends Strong Signal

Not Voting Sends Strong Signal


Not voting sends a strong signal! Not voting when one has options sends a powerful message of uncertainty; a sentiment tremendously disliked by stock markets, and, therefore, wealthy corporations and governments.


The new civil disobedience is uncertainty and its bedfellow change. Parties with the most to lose will use fear and the same promises to sway voters. Remember that this fear is not your fear (the voter), it is their fear of losing because of unbroken promises.


Election is the people’s opportunity to excise the will of the people. And not voting, exercises that power by deeming the choices unacceptable.


Currently, in the USA, Democrats are afraid that minorities, particularly in communities of color,  will not mindlessly vote Democrats, so fear of the GOP racist regime is used maintain undeserved loyalty. In effect, Americans vote against candidates rather than for a candidate.


In the last several years, a Democratic president and senate, improving economy and sky-rocketing markets, have not changed the dire plight and future of black and brown people. As a matter of fact, that future appears dimmer as access to quality healthcare, education, and housing diminishes, and police violence creates adversarial trajectories.


How do people hold politicians accountable?


Elections!  As noted, laws are helpful but cannot be relied upon for justice.  Demanding accountability means Change… and change means not accepting the status quo.


Making a third option available in a two-party system: That third option is not to vote. Choosing the third option is a POWERFUL option of protest because of the element of uncertainty. Orchestrated well, uncertainty can evolve into   a viable people’s party.



“Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.”  – Malcolm X


Choice enables creativity as well as communicates preference. Continuing to vote for the two parties means accepting the rules of broken and corrupt systems, as well as unwitting support of  injustices. To vote for a candidate out of fear is an illusion of choice, compounded by lack of justice.


“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein



Food for thought: How do you deal with being invisible and under recognized ?

How do you deal with being invisible and under recognized ?

You let go and let those in charge lead the way. You recognize your limitations and find joy in your worthlessness. Watch TV and find pleasure in others’ happiness, knowing your unhappiness makes it possible for their happiness.

What an absolutely blissful new life. RIP old life of goals , desires and imagination.  Live life as an observer…observing   hardwork, skill, talent and  happiness of others.  Find vicarious pleasure in  other’s,  as you become devoid of feelings, numb and await  the grim reaper.

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