Tom Clancy wrote a novel about ebola used as a biological warfare weapon. As Mary Katherine Ham writes, we may be on the verge of seeing what happens if the virus moves into a densely populated area. Lagos, a city with more than 20 million people, has now had a case.

Dr. Kent Brantly is an American physician who has contracted ebola while treating patients in Africa. He is there working with Samaritan’s Purse.

In Answer to Some Questions

A former amateur investigative reporter who is now trying to work the religion page has asked several questions over the last day. Here is my answer:

I find your lack of faith disturbing.

UPDATE—If an intrepid religious report knew his stuff and he wanted to question the bona fides of someone serving as a treasurer of a religious fund, he would allude to John 12:4-6. Of course, that would require a working knowledge of his subject matter.


A thin layer of cold, dense material called the plasmasphere surrounds Earth. Researchers using data from THEMIS have found that material in the plasmasphere can help prevent particles from the sun crossing into near Earth space.plasmasphereThe THEMIS mission observed how dense particles normally near Earth in a layer of the uppermost atmosphere called the plasmasphere can send a plume up through space to help protect against incoming solar particles during certain space weather events.Themis_plumeImage Credits: NASA


Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Judge Hazel’s order concerning how The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has to go about filing his motion for a preliminary injunction in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness requires that TDPK meet the normal standards for pleading the facts and the law related to his motion. My guess that is that this will be the hardest hurdle for TDPK to get over.ECF 168 at 2 TDPK seems to have great difficulty putting a proper signature block on his filings Rule 11(a) says:

 The paper must state the signer’s address, e-mail address, and telephone number.

Brett Kimberlin rarely provides that information. Rule 11(b)(3) will be particularly difficult for TDPK to handle.

(3) the factual contentions have evidentiary support or, if specifically so identified, will likely have evidentiary support after a reasonable opportunity for further investigation or discovery[.]

Yep. TDPK needs to actually have some evidence to prove his allegations. Note that the judge has warned TDPK that failure to meet the requirements of Rule 11(b) can result in the judge sanctioning Kimberlin on his own initiative. (Sua sponte is Latin for “on his own accord.”)

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