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Nine employees and four shoppers were transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth for medical evaluations

Nine employees and four shoppers were transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth for medical evaluations

Today Biological Hazard USA State of Texas, Fort Worth [Buy Buy Baby, 4650 Southwest Loop 820] Damage level
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Biological Hazard in USA on Sunday, 14 April, 2013 at 12:49 (12:49 PM) UTC.

 

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Firefighters and emergency crews are at a loss to explain what made at least 16 adults fall ill at a children’s store in Fort Worth, Texas on Saturday afternoon. Emergency services were called to the Buy Buy Baby store at 4650 Southwest Loop 820 in Fort Worth twice on Saturday. The patients reported feeling dizzy, headaches and vomiting. The Fort Worth fire department said that when the initial call came in, two employees complained they weren’t feeling well and one became nauseous. The scene was cleared and business resumed. Then, about an hour later, the number who had fallen ill had risen. The store was cleared and fans were brought in to clear the air inside the facility. A fire department spokesman said carbon monoxide had been ruled out as the cause of the illnesses. No children were hurt, all of the patients were between 20-40 years of age, reports Nbcdfw.com. Nine employees and four shoppers were transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth for medical evaluations. Three people refused medical treatment. There were no complaints from shoppers or staff at neighboring stores.
Biohazard name: Unidentified illness
Biohazard level: 2/4 Medium
Biohazard desc.: Bacteria and viruses that cause only mild disease to humans, or are difficult to contract via aerosol in a lab setting, such as hepatitis A, B, and C, influenza A, Lyme disease, salmonella, mumps, measles, scrapie, dengue fever, and HIV. “Routine diagnostic work with clinical specimens can be done safely at Biosafety Level 2, using Biosafety Level 2 practices and procedures. Research work (including co-cultivation, virus replication studies, or manipulations involving concentrated virus) can be done in a BSL-2 (P2) facility, using BSL-3 practices and procedures. Virus production activities, including virus concentrations, require a BSL-3 (P3) facility and use of BSL-3 practices and procedures”, see Recommended Biosafety Levels for Infectious Agents.
Symptoms:
Status: suspected

 

16 adults mysteriously fall ill at Buy Buy Baby store…authorities are at a loss to explain why

 

By Daily Mail Reporter

 

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Firefighters and emergency crews are at a loss to explain what made at least 16 adults fall ill at a children’s store in Fort Worth, Texas on Saturday afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the Buy Buy Baby store at 4650 Southwest Loop 820 in Fort Worth twice on Saturday.

The patients reported feeling dizzy, headaches and vomiting.

Firefighters and emergency crews are at a loss to explain what made at least 16 adults fall ill at Buy Buy Baby

Firefighters and emergency crews are at a loss to explain what made at least 16 adults fall ill at Buy Buy Baby

 

The Fort Worth fire department said that when the initial call came in, two employees complained they weren’t feeling well and one became nauseous.

The scene was cleared and business resumed. Then, about an hour later, the number who had fallen ill had risen. The store was cleared and fans were brought in to clear the air inside the facility.

 

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Homeland Security Department spent money on hog catcher, latrine on wheels

dhs.jpg This Feb. 5 photo shows the exterior of Lucas Oil Stadium before the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game in Indianapolis. In a 54-page report focused on Homeland Security Department spending in the last few years in several states, Sen Tom Coburn, R-Okla, says some projects, including a $250,000 security upgrade at Lucas Oil Stadium, were questionable in an age of budget austerity and as the federal government faces a $16 trillion debt. The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department paid for an underwater robot in a Midwest city with no major rivers or lakes nearby, a hog catcher in rural Texas and a fish tank in a small Texas town, according to a new congressional report highlighting what it described as wasteful spending of tax money intended for counterterrorism purposes.

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said in his 54-page report that while much of the spending for the department’s Urban Area Security Initiative appeared to be allowed under the program’s rules, it was still inappropriate in an age of budget austerity and as the federal government faces a $16 trillion national debt.

“Every dollar misspent in the name of security weakens our already precarious economic condition, indebts us to foreign nations, and shackles the future of our children and grandchildren,” Coburn said.

The report focused on UASI spending in the last few years in Arizona, California, Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Ohio, Oklahoma and the National Capitol Region, which includes Washington and parts of Maryland and Virginia. Among the projects Coburn found questionable were:

  • $21 for a fish tank in Seguin, Texas, a small town outside of San Antonio.
  • $98,000 for an underwater robot in Columbus, Ohio, where there are no major rivers and few lakes nearby.
  • $24,000 for a “latrine on wheels” in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • A “BearCat” armored vehicle bought with a $285,933 grant in Keene, N.H., a small New England town that is home to an annual pumpkin festival that draws up to 70,000 people.
  • $250,000 for security upgrades, including $9,000 in signage, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

The grant program stems from the 2001 terrorist attacks when the federal government pledged to help equip local governments to prevent future attacks and respond if they occurred. DHS has pumped billions to states over the past decade under the program that puts states in control of how the money is ultimately spent.

 

 

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Hero boy, 4, dies after saving 3-year-old girl in pool

Courtesy of the Vento family

Xander Vento’s family: “We in some way hope our son’s life serves as an inspiration.”

By NBC News staff

The parents of Xander Vento, a little boy who was forced under the water while saving another child at a neighborhood pool in Fort Worth, Texas, earlier this week, say they are taking their son off life support.

Cris and Misty Vento released the following statement Thursday:

“We’ve made the extremely difficult decision to remove our precious son Xander from life support. We send heartfelt thanks to all of you who kept our family in your thoughts and prayers; we’re appreciative of your love and support.

We in some way hope our son’s life serves as an inspiration. He was the angel in the pool who sacrificed himself to save another. And now he continues to give as an organ donor. We were blessed to have such a kind and caring boy as Xander who set an example for all of us and even now he will be saving lives by giving of himself.”

Xander, 4, held a struggling 3-year-old girl above the water, and after becoming exhausted, slipped below the water’s surface, the Associated Press reported. He was found at the bottom of the pool. After Xander was pulled from the water, rescuers did get a pulse from him, the Dallas Morning News reported, but he was unable to breathe on his own before they loaded him into a helicopter.

Xander was hospitalized at Cook Children’s Medical center, where he fell into a coma. He had been on life support since Monday.

Adults were present at the pool during the incident, including an off-duty nurse who helped rescue the children, according to the Dallas Morning News. It wasn’t clear where the adults were when the incident happened.

The 3-year-old girl, whose name has not been released, apparently swallowed water but never lost consciousness.

A fund has been established in Xander’s name to help the family with medical expenses. Anyone wishing to contribute can do so online at https://www.wepay.com/donations/145080.

NBC News

 

Texas Republican Party calls for mandatory GMO labeling, legalized raw milk, complete elimination of TSA

 

 

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by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/036508_GMO_labeling_Republicans_Texas.html#ixzz21OjStxOZ

 

 

(NaturalNews) Delegates from the Texas Republican Party recently gathered in Fort Worth to iron out their party’s official 2012 platform. And in the official platform document, it is spelled out that the Texas Republican Party is in full support of mandatory labeling of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), legalized raw milk, and the complete elimination of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

The 22-page report outlining the party’s platform contains a section titled Empowering Families to Direct their Health Care that promotes freedom of choice in food and medicine, including the freedom not to vaccinate. The Texas Republican Party also opposes all efforts to restrict access to vitamins, herbs, and other supplements, and also takes a stance in support of natural, unprocessed foods, including legalized access for all to raw milk.

You can read the full report here:http://www.scribd.com

The same section of the report calls for the passage of real health care reform that will allow all Texans to choose the health care of their choice. The Texas Republican Party specifically endorses a truly “market-based, competitive, and transparent health care system” that is not controlled by Big Pharma and other special interests, but rather serves the health needs of individuals.

Later on in a section titled Promoting Individual Freedom and Personal Safety, the party calls for mandatory labeling of all GMOs “in a uniform and recognizable fashion.” The party also opposes the mandated use of “Smart Meters,” which can be used by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and other government agencies to spy on individuals. (http://www.naturalnews.com/035355_CIA_television_surveillance.html)

Though the Texas Republican Party still endorses the use of war to fight so-called terrorism, the party has called for the elimination of policies that allow for the indefinite detention of American citizens without due process, and in violation of the U.S. Constitution. This platform position presumably implies opposition to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which directly violates both the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. (http://www.naturalnews.com)

Along these same lines, the Texas Republican Party is calling for the complete elimination of the TSA, including the agency’s ridiculous naked body scanners and invasive, full-body pat downs. Airport security should be handled by state and local law enforcement, according to the party, which are far less prone to constitutional abuses.

Though not perfect, the Texas Republican Party’s 2012 platform supports many important positions that aim to protect health freedom and oppose government tyranny. You can read the party’s full platform here:http://www.scribd.com

Sources:

http://www.scribd.com
http://www.naturalnews.com/035355_CIA_television_surveillance.html
http://www.naturalnews.com