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Oct 10 10:54

WHO: Ebola Death Toll Above 4,000

The total number of deaths attributed to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen above 4,000, the World Health Organization said Friday.

The Geneva-based U.N. agency said that 4,033 deaths confirmed, probably or suspected to have been caused by Ebola have now been recorded.

Oct 10 10:52

Virus researchers say Ebola could spread through air - and even spread without symptoms

The chorus of U.S. health officials constantly reassuring the public that Ebola can't transmit through the air is quickly tailing off, as virologists and other disease experts say "not so fast." Health experts know very little about the nature of the Ebola strain now in circulation, they say, and it appears as though the current iteration of the disease is much more virulent than previously believed.

Oct 10 10:23

CDC now endangering all Americans by pushing five irresponsible assumptions about Ebola transmission

There’s no subtle way to say this, so I’ll just state it outright: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has become a clear and present danger to the public health of all Americans. The agency’s continued repeating of lies based on false assumptions is already contributing to a dangerous, casual attitude about Ebola transmission that could cause this outbreak to explode across the United States.

Oct 10 09:32

Ebola cases doubling every 3-4 weeks, says UN envoy

The UN special envoy on Ebola says the number of people contracting the deadly virus is probably doubling every three-to-four weeks, and the response needs to be 20 times greater than it was at the beginning of October.

Oct 10 09:31

Column: Treat Ebola like a security threat

American public health officials face two formidable challenges: the possible spread of Ebola -- and the possible spread of panic about Ebola.

In the days since Dallas medical personnel apparently mishandled the case of Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian who'd recently traveled to the U.S., public health leaders here have scrambled to assure Americans that things are under control. Duncan, suffering from fever and abdominal pain, was sent home from a Dallas emergency room despite blazing red flags. The Ebola patient has now died.

So the assurances from federal officials haven't been too convincing.

Oct 10 09:31

Ebola Risk Remains After Patient's Death

Patients with the Ebola virus are still contagious after death, so medical personnel must be cautious when handling Duncan's body and will follow the strict guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Oct 10 09:24

Bid to Solve 9/11 Mystery Via NYC Ballot Ends After Court Ruling

An effort to put a new investigation into the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 up for vote in New York City won’t be on the November ballot, after a New York State Supreme Court judge upheld a ruling dismissing the proposed referendum.

Oct 10 08:58

YouTube - Images of Ebola

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This video is posted in response to those who question if the Ebola outbreak is real based on the claimed lack of photographs of victims showing the symptoms. Some are presented here.

Oct 10 08:52

Suspected Ebola cases mount in Europe as virus fears grow

As Europe gears up to deal with Ebola, more and more possible cases are emerging.

A Briton is suspected to have died from the virus in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

His hotel in Skopje has been sealed off, isolating a second Briton and staff.

Oct 10 08:49

Father Paul Morton suspended amid sex abuse claims

A Roman Catholic priest based in South Lanarkshire has been suspended from his duties while police investigate allegations of historical sex abuse.

A church spokesman said Father Paul Morton would not be living at St Bride's parish in Cambuslang or undertaking any public ministry.

Mass will be said by another priest.

Oct 10 08:03

Has Obama Changed His Mind About Syria?

The ISIS siege of Kobane continued overnight while cities across Turkey were set ablaze by Kurdish protestors. At least 19 civilians were killed by Turkish riot police who were trying to disperse angry crowds that had gathered to protest the government’s unwillingness to defend the predominantly Kurdish city. According to Hurriyet, “The worst violence was seen in Diyarbak?r during a reported gunfight between the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) supporters and Hizbullah, a radical Islamist group whose members are mostly Kurdish and who allegedly aided the state in the torture and killing of Kurdish activists in the 1990s.” (Hurriyet)

Oct 10 08:00

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella apologizes for comment on women, pay

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella apologized Thursday night and said he was wrong for saying that women don't need to ask for a raise and should just trust the system to pay them well.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You know, maybe Satya needs to spend less time tinkering with politics and more time making their products work reliably!

Oct 10 07:58

WHY WAS MY DAUGHTER’S WEDDING SEEN AS A SECURITY THREAT TO ISRAEL?

My daughter and her fiance? have never been involved in any wrong doing or security violations. However, Israel is so notorious for invoking the security mantra to justify denying Palestinians their basic rights.

One Civil Administration official in Hebron told me that “if your daughter wanted to join her husband in Gaza, she would have to sign documents, wavering her right to return to the West Bank. In other words, she would have to willfully accept eternal deportation.

Oct 10 07:58

SELF INFLICTED ANTI SEMITISM

The event reported in yesterday’s post seems to have rocked the foundations of zion. The last thing Israel wants is to be publicly criticized, especially by American Jews. Even worse is when those very same Jews endorse the BDS Movement.

As always, Israel’s only defense is to lie about the situation and to use their latest tactic of artificial anti Semitism as is reported below …

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Read this all the way to the bottom!

Oct 10 07:56

An Election In A Tiny English Town Is An Ominous Sign That Europe Is Coming Apart

Last night, a small British nationalist party won its first seat in England's parliament.

In the tiny seaside town of Clacton, UKIP (The UK Independence Party) — a rising anti-EU party — scored a decisive win.

Oct 10 07:55

It's not just Munich: Open source gains new ground in Germany

While Munich city council's decision to replace Microsoft software with open-source alternatives made headlines, it is one of a number of municipalities across Germany to make such a move.

Across Germany at the national and local level authorities are running Linux and open-source software. The German federal employment office has migrated 13,000 public workstations from Windows NT to OpenSuse, and a number of German ubran areas are using or in the process of switching to open-source software on the desktop, including Isernhagen, Leipzig, Schwäbisch Hall and Treuchtlingen.

The latest town to make the switch is Gummersbach, with a population of about 50,000 in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, which this summer completed its switch to Linux PCs from Windows XP.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

They are correct to do so, and I don't think anything illustrates that better than the problems I am having with Autodesk 3DS MAX on Windows 7. Now, I am no longer in the animation business, but I still like to play with it and occasionally make some illustrations for this website in 3D. But as of last night I am still unable to get the Autodesk installer to work. The only thing the installation log gives me is "Error 1603" which is described by computer experts as the most useless error code ever used by Microsoft, as it simply means the installer did not work (which we already know), but fails to explain what the problem might be. Autodesk's self-help pages claim it is a Microsoft problem. Microsoft ways Autodesk screwed up. Autodesk is cranking up for their cloud-based pay-by-the-month system and apparently could not care less if customers are unable to install the stand-alone systems. I have found hundreds of web articles from people dealing with this problem, all of whom offer suggestions of things to try, none of which have worked. If I were still in the animation business, I would be going out of business by now! This is yet another way the abuses of modern fascist-style corporate behavior is wrecking the national economy as a whole, and Germany is wise to drop Microsoft and Windows products for the more stable and open-source environment. Certainly, after this experience, I will not be looking at any Autodesk products ever again!

Oct 10 07:40

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un misses shrine visit, KCNA reports

The mystery surrounding the whereabouts of Kim Jong Un deepened Friday after the North Korean leader appeared to have missed a ceremony to pay tribute to his late father and grandfather on what is an important national anniversary.

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Where's Kimmy?

Oct 10 07:05

BP Agent: Nothing Done to Secure Border from Ebola, Apprehensions at 30%

Border Patrol Agent and National Border Patrol Council #3307 Vice President Chris Cabrera said that “nothing” has been done to secure the border in the event the Ebola virus spreads to Central America, and that the apprehension rate on the border was down to about 30% on Thursday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel.

Oct 10 07:04

FLASHBACK - Vice President Biden Acknowledges 'Immense' Jewish Role in American Mass Media and Cultural Life

In a remarkable but under-reported address, Vice President Joe Biden recently acknowledged that the “immense” and “outsized” Jewish role in the US mass media and cultural life has been the single most important factor in shaping American attitudes over the past century, and in driving major cultural- political changes.

Oct 10 07:03

Sen. Wyden: NSA Tech Spying Hurts Economy

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and other Silicon Valley executives say controversial government spying programs are undercutting the Internet economy and want Congress to step up stalled reform.

"We're going to end up breaking the Internet," warned Google Inc.'s Schmidt during a public forum Wednesday convened by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., who has been an outspoken critic of electronic data-gathering by the National Security Agency. Schmidt and executives from Facebook Inc, Microsoft Corp. and other firms say revelations of extensive NSA surveillance are prompting governments in Europe and elsewhere to consider laws requiring that their citizens' online data be stored within their national borders.

Oct 10 07:02

Glock Gun Empire Rocked By $500 Million Lawsuit From Founder's Ex-Wife

The founder of one of the world's largest gun companies, Glock Inc., is being sued by his former wife for allegedly engaging in "a multiple-decade, virtually-world-wide, continuing racketeering scheme" cost her $500 million.

According to a complaint filed in federal court in Atlanta on Thursday, Helga Glock is suing her ex-husband, Gaston Glock, 13 different companies, and four of his business associates. The complaint alleges the main goals of the defendants' "scheme" were to "siphon, divert, and hide monies and assets away from the view and reach of Ms. Glock."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My guess is she will settle out-of-court for a measly $100 million.

Oct 10 07:00

Sticky Web Syndrome and the Dimensions of Dream.

The ghouls, wendigos and aswangs are getting high on a combination of medical waste and surgically detached body parts but... it's all in the spirit of community service, insofar as anything can be while also serving corporate greed, yes... I'm talking about Breast Cancer Awareness month. Now... it's all pink outside too. It's a tidy little racket they got there, as they shear the public for millions and millions of dollars, under the guise of collecting money for research into the disease which, they depend on for their livelihood. Oh no... under no circumstances do they want any kind of a cure to come around and there are already solutions for cancer and some very strong proactive preventatives as well. The truth is... anyway they can make this condition more epidemic, they're all for it. Sound cynical? It is the gospel truth. Look at what they are doing with Ebola. They designed and released this to be doing what it does.

Oct 10 06:59

Jews in US slam restaurant featuring Palestinian food

In Pensilvania Pittsburgh a restaurant, PA's Conflict Kitchen, has come under fire by some members of the city's Jewish community on the grounds that they're upset that the restaurant is serving Palestinian food.

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The whiners are back!

Oct 10 06:58

Ebola Cases Surpass 8,000

Over 8,000 people in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone have been infected with Ebola, according to new data from the World Health Organization (WHO).

The numbers show there were 2,799 new cases in the last 21 days.

Oct 10 06:54

London Isil terror raids questioned as it emerges one of the suspects is Iraqi Kurd

The Metropolitan Police was facing questions over its latest terror raid on Thursday night after it emerged that one of the men arrested on suspicion of planning an Islamic State inspired plot was an Iraqi Kurd.

Rawan Kheder, a university student, was detained by armed officers when they raided his first floor flat in central London in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

He and four other former school friends were detained as part of a major anti-terror operation aimed at interrupting a plot thought to be in its early stages.

Oct 10 06:47

Gorbachev hospitalised, 'determined to fight for life'

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, 83, has been hospitalised but is determined to fight for his life, Russian press agencies reported Thursday.

Oct 10 06:46

Obama to Hide Obamacare Rates Till After Election Day

HealthCare.gov, the online portal where millions of Americans must by health insurance, will not display premiums for 2015 until after the 2014 elections, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

Oct 10 06:45

The ominous math of the Ebola epidemic

When the experts describe the Ebola disaster, they do so with numbers. The statistics include not just the obvious ones, such as caseloads, deaths and the rate of infection, but also the ones that describe the speed of the global response.

Right now, the math still favors the virus.

Oct 10 06:45

Police State USA: Civil Forfeiture Under Presumption of Guilt

Where in the world can police confiscate your money and your property, not charge you with any crime, then tell you there is absolutely nothing you can do about it?

The answer, which you may not have known (but might have guessed from the title), is none other than the USA, where people mistakenly presume the law says innocent until proven guilty.

Oct 10 06:44

Shaheen To Obama: Stay Out of New Hampshire

The media may be reporting the quote verbatim, but Jeanne Shaheen's message to barack Obama as she's fighting to keep her Senate seat there couldn't be more clear. Stay out of New Hampshire, Barack!

Oct 10 06:43

Dem Pollster: Hispanics May Stay Home for Midterms Because Obama Delayed Exec Amnesty

A top Democratic pollster thinks Hispanic voters may sit out the 2014 midterm elections because President Barack Obama did not enact his executive amnesty by the end of the summer.

Pollster Celinda Lake told The Hill that Democrats face "a big uphill battle for the Latino turnout, and that's going to affect our candidates" in places like Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Georgia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Obama allowed all these illegals into the nation, carrying all these infectious illnesses like drug-resistant tuberculosis and Enterovirus, simply to create some new Democratic voters out of thin air!

Oct 10 06:39

Last year Saudi Arabia, Canada's ally against ISIS, beheaded more than 79 people

The barbarity of those beheadings combined with the online availability of ISIS's videos has made this war an easy sell for the U.S. and Canadian governments.

There is another group in the Middle East that uses beheadings as a preferred method of execution. That is the government of Saudi Arabia.

Canada is entering this latest war in the Middle East as part of a U.S.-led coalition of which Saudi Arabia is a member.

Oct 10 06:38

EU bans dairy products from Israeli settlements

The European Union (EU) has decided to ban imports of dairy products made in Israeli settlements of the occupied West Bank as of January.

Oct 10 06:37

The US ranks #36 in the world for respecting property rights. Is this freedom?

Yet despite so much ‘danger’, this was one of the greatest periods of wealth creation in history, simply because people were free to make things happen.

People were free to enter, compete, and make choices in the market. Their freedom and property rights were protected by a clear rule of law.

However, just 50-years later, this positive trajectory was cut short with the establishment of the Federal Reserve.

Oct 10 06:36

Ireland on full Ebola alert as fears of deadly virus spreads

Experts warned that while the risk is low the virus could come straight from African countries affected by the disease into Ireland or from Irish missionaries or care workers.

Prime Minister Enda Kenny said “Ireland is preparing well for this in the event that a suspected case might come to our country and that’s being coordinated by Minister (Simon) Coveney, who has responsibility for the Emergency Response Unit.”

The National Isolation Unit in Dublin’s Mater Hospital has been prepared if a case does come to Ireland.

Oct 10 06:35

Voters Question Whether Either Major Party Has A Plan for the Future

Fewer voters than ever think either major political party has a plan for the nation’s future, with most still convinced that neither represents the American people.

Oct 10 06:35

Americans Say Obama No Longer Deserves His Nobel Prize

As the winners of this year's Nobel Prizes continue to be announced this week, Americans remain skeptical about the politics behind the process and question President Obama’s Peace Prize win in 2009.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 54% of American Adults think politics play a role in the awarding of Nobel Prizes. Just 17% disagree, but 30% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Fifty-five percent (55%) of adults say that, six years into his presidency, President Obama still does not deserve the prize that he won in 2009. Twenty-six percent (26%) think he still deserves the prize. Another 18% are not sure.

Oct 10 06:33

MH-17 Report False Flag Exposed After Revelation Passenger Was Wearing Oxygen Mask

Needless to say, this makes a complete mockery of the story that the plane had exploded upon impact with the "Russian" missile, and is why there was supposedly no trace of any impact on the flight's black box recorder. Whether or not it also means that the alternative theory that a Ukraine jet had purposefully downed the Malaysian aircraft to serve as a pretext to implicate Russia, is unclear. But it also means that yet another conspiracy theory becomes fact: namely that whoever were the western powers who doctored and manipulated the "official" crash report of MH-17 to implicate Putin, not only lied but fabricated evidence.

Oct 10 06:32

Pepsi and Coke take hammering in Mexico as junk food tax starts to bite

Mexico has become one of the few places Pepsi and Coke have seen declining sales after the country adopted anti-obesity laws last year. Concerned over the losses the US beverage industry seems determined to stop similar legislation at home.

PepsiCo saw a 3 percent drop in snack sales volume in Mexico, while reporting a higher quarterly profit in global sales on Thursday.

Its main rival Coca-Cola has also reported beverage volume declines in the Latin American country for the first half of the year, AP reports.

Oct 10 06:32

Fourteen quarantined in Spain with suspected Ebola infection

The number of patients put under quarantine in La Paz-Carlos III hospital in Madrid with suspicions of being infected with the Ebola virus, rose to 14 people on Friday.
Spain's TV quoted health officials saying that the condition of the Spanish nurse who was diagnosed with the virus last Monday had worsened, without much hope for her to be cured.

Oct 10 06:31

Spain seeks answers as seven more enter Ebola isolation

Seven people turned themselves in late on Thursday to an Ebola isolation unit in Madrid where Teresa Romero, the nurse who became the first person to contract Ebola outside Africa, lay gravely ill.

Alarm about Ebola's spread around Europe grew on Friday as Macedonia said it was checking for the virus in a British man who died within hours of being admitted to hospital in the capital Skopje on Thursday. A Prague hospital was testing a 56-year-old Czech man with symptoms of the virus.

In Spain, recriminations mounted over Romero, who was infected in hospital as she treated two Spanish missionaries who had caught the haemorrhagic fever in West Africa -- where Ebola has already killed around 4,000 people -- and remained undiagnosed for days despite reporting her symptoms.

Oct 10 06:30

Exclusive: Feds take jobs from disabled Americans, send them to Central Asia

Sibyl Mikell has worked in the same New Orleans warehouse by the Mississippi River docks since 1980, one of dozens of blind workers who make the mess trays sent to U.S. military forces overseas — including her own son, who finished his second tour of duty in Afghanistan earlier this year.

This operation is an integral part of AbilityOne, a program that awards government contracts to nonprofits that employ blind and disabled people to produce basic products for the military. But Ms. Mikell and 42 coworkers were recently and abruptly laid off from their jobs at Lighthouse for the Blind in New Orleans because of a little-known change in federal procurement rules that encourages military forces in Afghanistan to buy from manufacturers and brokers in Central Asia.

Oct 10 06:29

Palestinian Christian Leaders: Europe Must Recognize the State of Palestine

In a Middle East region that continues to suffer from the consequences of violence, the people of Palestine continue to live under occupation and in exile. Palestinian Christians, the descendants of the first Christians, are an integral part of the Palestinian people, continue to suffer, just like our Palestinian Muslim and Samaritan brothers and sisters, we have been denied of our national and human rights for almost a century Heads of churches and Christian clergy in Jerusalem wrote in a letter send to European Union officials.

They said in the letter:"From Jerusalem, our occupied capital, we send our urgent message to the whole world and particularly to Europe: We are yearning for justice and peace. Recognizing Palestine and defining Israel's borders is a first step towards that goal".

Oct 10 06:28

They're among the brightest young minds in the country... and they think America is a bigger threat to world peace than ISIS: Harvard video survey reveals the value of a $60,000-a-year education

So much for the best and the brightest!

Harvard students believe that American is a bigger threat to world peace than ISIS, according to a recent survey of attendees at the prestigious Cambridge university.

Campus Reform, a self-styled 'campus watchdog' for conservative students, carried out the interviews in the quad at the Ivy League school on Saturday and asked: ‘Who is the bigger threat to world peace, ISIS or the U.S.?’

The students featured in the video were overwhelming in their belief that America and its interventionist foreign policy is a greater threat than the group of Muslim fanatics that have gained global notoriety in recent months through a series of video of Western hostages being beheaded.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the not-too-subtle dissing of the Harvard students for daring to think that maybe the US Government are not very nice people.

Oct 10 06:26

At least 31 die in Turkey's street protests

The death toll from ongoing illegal pro-Kurdish protests in Turkey has risen to 31 after a man died after being injured in demonstrations in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir.

Cumali Gunes, 29, passed away after being taken to the Dicle State Hospital for treatment following an attack between two-group protesters in the province, health officials said on Friday.

Oct 10 06:16

Japan Braces for Typhoon Vongfong; U.S. Air Bases Put on Alert

Japan was preparing for Typhoon Vongfong on Friday, with the most powerful storm of the year packing winds gusting up to 156 mph as it powered north toward the Okinawa island chain that is home to U.S. military bases. Vongfong was downgraded from a "super typhoon" by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center Friday but was still the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane, threatening to dump up to 19 inches of rain on Okinawa.

Oct 10 06:15

Ebola crisis: disease may already be in Britain as man dies on business trip

Ebola may already be in Britain, it was feared on Thursday night, after a businessman who had travelled to Macedonia became the first Briton to die from the disease.

Macedonian officials confirmed that the 57-year-old, who has not been named, had been suffering from fever, vomiting and internal bleeding and that his condition had deteriorated rapidly.

"These are all symptoms of Ebola, which raises suspicions with this patient," said Dr. Jovanka Kostovska of the health ministry's commission for infectious diseases.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The British press is now saying the man did not have Ebola, but as usual does not say what he did have that produced Ebola-like symptoms.

Oct 10 06:13

Madrid hospital staff quit over Ebola fears

Carlos III hospital in Madrid is scrambling to contract extra personnel as worries about lack of training and safety standards have left some staff refusing to attend to possible Ebola cases.

Fourteen people are in quarantine, including four health workers who treated Teresa Romero Ramos, the Spanish nurse who contracted the virus after treating an Ebola patient repatriated from Sierra Leone. Seven people including two hairdressers who had given Romero a beauty treatment before she was diagnosed with Ebola turned themselves in late on Thursday to the isolation unit. None had so far tested positive for the disease except Romero, whose condition was described by the hospital as serious but stable. Her treatment has included injections with antibodies extracted from the blood of Ebola survivors.

Oct 10 06:13

Assurances Are Given and a Deputy Goes Home, but Ebola Fears Persist

So far, there is no evidence the Ebola virus has spread in this vast metropolitan area of 6.5 million people. But fear has.

Officials on Thursday announced that a local sheriff’s deputy examined for possible infection with the virus had tested negative and was sent home from the hospital.

None of the other 48 people who officials say had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola at a hospital here Wednesday, have showed symptoms of infection. Because no one has been exposed in 11 days, officials say, the likelihood of a new case is diminishing.

But live images on local television of an ambulance racing the deputy to the hospital on Wednesday were enough to convince many here that Ebola was more dangerous than officials were letting on.

Oct 10 06:12

Fury of Dallas deputy's wife after CDC publicly announced his Ebola results before even telling HIM he was clear of the fatal disease

Fear gave way to fury for the wife of a Dallas cop who was briefly quarantined with possible Ebola symptoms Wednesday after the CDC told the media of his negative test results before even informing his family.

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Public relations move.

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