People who do not belong in the Obama fanclub will remember the many swindles wrought upon the American people in order to transfer their tax money to Obama’s cronies in the global warming/freezing/greening/blackening religion. One of the worst was the Solyndra scandal. Serious money was transferred to the coffers of criminals, and there had never been any real intent to deliver any goods.
Actually, I saw something very similar in Norway in 1991, when the Norsk Data developed system Nortrygd was supposed to do a generational leap to new hardware. The NORD110 mini machines with terminals were supposed to be exchanged for personal computers for the counter, and modest SUN machines dishing out the local database.
It didn’t work.
The old database was Sibas, an optimized but somewhat difficult-to-program-for beast. The new database was Oracle SQL, something that was supposed to save countless man-hous and machine cycles and blast the Nortrygd systems into the next milennium. In reality, the SUN machines were not even able to serve up a few demonstration screens from a base containing some few tens of records, and the PC model chosen to lightning-like do the tap dance between desk clerk, social security clients and the accumulated local data was cheap toys that was barely usable for a game of solitaire. That the project had met a brick wall was clear after initial start of one SUN and one 286-based clown machine. I think displaying a simple screen with data for the puny demo set on the Sun onto the plastic toy took something like five to ten minutes.
Still, the admin duly consumed the money allocated – some more than a hundred million if I remember – and that was that. The parallel to Solyndra is quite breathtaking, and so is the cronyism and corruption that was displayed. No wonder Norway licks the feet of Obama bin Fraud.
But that is history, and this is now. And maybe the end of the world as we know it.
The US recently imported – in the criminally negligent fashion of good progressives – a patient infected with Ebola, and let him run wild all over the place with no controls whatsoever. To do otherwise would discriminate against the African continent, be hostile to multiculturalism and positively ebolophobic. You’re from Zaire? Here, enter through the no customs and no visa entrance. Let us sniff your butt. If you’re bleeding, please smear it here on my forehead.
As surprises no one not insane enough to be on the left side of the monkey/human divide, the patient is now dead.
However, Norway has got its own imported Ebola patient. There is much self-congratulation out there in the progressive Norway – the Norwegian health system is the best in the world (LOL!), and Ebola is no problem for a modern society. The stupidity is downright magical.
The reason Ebola has not become a global scourge worse than the Black Death is just that it has been rumbling around in a less developed part of the world. The reaction to Ebola has traditionally been that the ones not sick run away as fast as they can, and the virus for lack of new food burns itself out. But with Ebola in metropolitan populations, or even smug and incompetent Norway, Katie bar the door! And we will see airborne Ebola – in fact we have already seen it, in the Reston variant. But the world was more lucky than it deserves; Ebola Reston only kills monkeys. Still, the bad outcomes are hammering on the door. We just changed the door for a whorehouse glass bead curtain.
And those of us that really followed the SARS fiasco know from Canada that progressives and quarantines cannot exist in the same universe. Canada had health workers *deliberately* breaking quarantine.