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Robert Herriman

Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, March 24th, 2018
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Rand Paul Quotes: $1.3 trillion Omnibus spending bill

“Republicans control the government, yet Congress still follows the Democrats’ playbook. Time and again, spending skyrockets, and conservatives are expected to fall in line to praise the party for making More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
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Gov. Phil Bryant signs Gestational Age Act into law, abortions banned after 15 weeks in Mississippi

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed into law Monday, HB 1510 or the Gestational Age Act, which will ban abortions after 15 weeks gestation. This is the toughest abortion ban in the nation. Image/skitterphoto The More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, March 5th, 2018
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Lindsey Graham, John Bolton and war with North Korea, Oh My!

While a push for diplomacy with the “Hermit Kingdom” roles on simultaneously with plans for potential military operations, two of the country’s biggest chickenhawks are actually encouraging war More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
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Kristen Bell talks about her anal worms or pinworms…TMI

On a new episode of Netflix’s The Joel McHale Show, actress Kristin Bell disclosed her history with anal worms after the show with the camera still rolling. E. vermicularis image/CDC “I did have anal More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, February 24th, 2018
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Kevin Gutzman: ‘My idea literally made Mark Levin millions of dollars’

Radio host, Mark Levin, is the author of the wildly successful book, The Liberty Amendments. One commentor on Amazon writes–Mark Levin is a radio host and a Constitutional scholar. Invoking Article V of the More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, February 10th, 2018
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Paul Festival 2012 in Tampa: The Speakers

There were a bunch of really good speakers at the Paul Festival in Tampa, Fl during the summer of 2012. Here I have a selection of some the best (sorry for the quality, I was using a hand held video camera at that More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, February 10th, 2018
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Ben Shapiro calls Ron Paul ‘alt-right’, ‘anti-semitic’: Dave Smith and Tom Woods respond

At a recent speech and Q & A, popular conservative podcaster and commentator, Ben Shapiro took a question from someone in the audience who asked him about former Texas Congressman and “philosopher”, More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, February 9th, 2018
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Bette Midler’s tasteless tweet about Rand Paul

While Kentucky Senator Rand Paul challenged his big spending colleagues in the Senate last night, one “celebrity” thought it would be funny to tweet about advocating violence against the eye surgeon. I More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
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Ireland: Four measles cases confirmed in Limerick City in past month

A measles outbreak in Limerick City is being reported by Ireland health officials. Since Jan. 3, four confirmed measles cases have been reported, which constitutes an outbreak. Image/CIA Health officials have put More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
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The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act fails to pass cloture

On Monday, the US Senate voted on S. 2311, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This legislation, which passed the House of Representatives last October, would have protected the lives of unborn children More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, January 28th, 2018
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Rand Paul introduces bill to redirect funds for Pakistan to fund infrastructure

Senator (Dr.) Rand Paul of Kentucky, a long time foe of foreign aid, introduced legislation to prohibit the Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) from sending American More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
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Norovirus outbreak sickens dozens on Island Princess

Nearly 80 passengers and crew on board a recent Princess Cruises’ Island Princess voyage were stricken with diarrhea due to norovirus, according to federal health officials. Norovirus Image/CDC The trip set More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, January 12th, 2018
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Chagas disease: 7 family members from Lábrea infected, Açaí consumption suspected

In a follow-up on a report from last week, the Health Surveillance Foundation (FVS-AM) now reports seven Chagas disease cases from the same family group in  the southernmost municipality of Lábrea in Amazonas More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, November 19th, 2017
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Socialist policies playing out: A great commentary on the demise of Venezuela

While I have talked and written about the tragedy that full-blown socialism has brought to Venezuela, mostly focusing on the return of infectious diseases and the health consequences, both on this website and on More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, November 4th, 2017
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Methanol poisoning results in 17 deaths in Ecuador

The Ecuadorean Ministry of Health now puts the death toll to the methanol poisoning outbreak to 17, according to a Yahoo Noticias report (computer translated). IMage/OpenClipart-Vectors via pixabay “We have More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
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Shigella cases triple last year’s total in Hillsborough County

The number of Shigellosis cases reported in Hillsborough County, FL in 2017 year-to-date is more than triple the number reported during the same period last year, according to data from the Hillsborough County Health More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, October 29th, 2017
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Congressional hearings set for Wednesday for Steve King’s Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017

The US House of Representatives will hold a hearing in the Judiciary Committee Wednesday for H.R.490 – Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017 that was introduced by Iowa Representative Steve King earlier this year. photo More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, October 27th, 2017
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Florida Vibrio vulnificus update: 43 cases and 9 deaths through October

The number of fatalities related to infection with Vibrio vulnificus in the state of Florida has increased by two with cases reported in Lee and Citrus counties. This brings the number of fatalities through Oct. More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, October 27th, 2017
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Japan: High school student sues school for forcing her to dye her hair black

An 18-year-old high school student in Osaka prefecture is suing the school for forcing her to dye her brown hair black, according to a Mainichi report (computer translated). Image/mariamichelle via pixabay The female More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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Ukraine: Salmonella sickens dozens in Lviv, linked to smoked fish

The Department of Civil Protection of the Lviv Regional State Administration has reported 71 Salmonella cases linked to smoked fish, according to a Donetsk report (computer translated). Salmonella image/CDC This More...


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