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October 7, 2014

Oct 07 07:23

Two IDF soldiers wounded as two explosions near Israel-Lebanon border

IDF fires artillery at two Hezbollah targets near border, calling events 'a flagrant violation of Israel's sovereignty.'

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Looks like Israel is trying to restart the war with Lebanon!

Oct 07 07:22

IDF chief threatens to 'knock Lebanon back 70 or 80 years'

In an interview published Friday, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz addressed the prospect of a future war with Hezbollah by threatening to "take Lebanon and knock it back 70 or 80 years, in all areas."

Discussing how the next war would play out, Gantz also stated that it was possible the Israeli army would "need to capture Lebanese territory."

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Israel still wants that Litani river!

Oct 07 07:19

Soviet, Japanese WWII-Era Bodies Found on Kuril Islands

Here we are going into another world war, and we haven't even finished picking-up from the last one.


Oct 07 07:17

False Flag Warning: Khorasan Terrorist Group Is Back And A US Attack Is Imminent

Germany orders plunge to new lows. Euro zone sentiment falls in October. HP laying off 5,000 employees and the company could be split up. UK, US and Turkey attacking free speech on the internet. More cases of Ebola which might trigger more advanced screenings at airports. Hong Kong protests seems to be losing steam. New Islamic State document found implicating Russia in its plan. 5,000 paid mercenaries being trained in Saudi Arabia. Russia blamed for attacking JP Morgan. China implicated in cyber attacking companies. FBI director says Khorasan terrorist group is planning to attack the U.S. Be prepared for a false flag.

Oct 07 07:16

Ebola Suicide Bombers and Ebola Bombers of Conscience.

I do not think that Ebola will take down civilization but it could well kill tens of millions of people. At the very least, you need to be taking high end colloidal silver daily. If it is half as efficacious as some people are saying it is, you could well be okay. Given the governments full support of Ebola proliferation AND the introduction of all kinds of other diseases and maladies through the government 'open borders policy', you are surrounded by ticking time bombs.

Oct 07 07:14

Ebola Contracted in Madrid Hospital Could Spread in Europe

A Spanish nurse treating Ebola patients in one of Madrid’s best hospitals came down with the disease – and exhibited symptoms for days before seeking treatment.

Oct 07 07:13

Chinese businessman 'slaughtered couple and their daughters, 18, and 12, with kitchen knife in ruthlessly efficient revenge attack sparked by legal dispute'

With ‘ruthless efficiency’, Anxiang Du repeatedly stabbed university lecturer Jifeng ‘Jeff’ Ding, 46, and his wife Helen, 47, in their kitchen, before moving upstairs where daughters Nancy, 18, and Alice, 12, were cowering in a bedroom.

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What a shame that family was not allowed to own a personal protection firearm!


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Oct 07 07:11

Historic Holocaust Film 'Night Will Fall' Debuts at Last — Had Help From Hitchcock

The original, unfinished documentary has now, 70 years later, been reproduced and completed by the British Imperial War Museums. Titled “German Concentration Camps Factual Survey,” the film was finished based on the shot sheets, script and rushes of the original filmmakers, who were forced by geo-political considerations to stop their work. “Night Will Fall,” the new film about the film, combines raw archive footage from the 1945 documentary — which counted Alfred Hitchcock among its treatment advisers — and contemporary interviews with the now elderly veteran soldiers, former film cameramen, film editors, and Holocaust historians and survivors.

The original work began in the waning days of World War II. British producer Sidney Bernstein, chief of the film section at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force, had instructed his cameramen to film everything in order to provide undeniable proof of Nazi atrocities.

Oct 07 07:07

Facebook Restores my account

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We kissed and made up, apparently. :)

Oct 07 06:57

Culprits of Autism Identified: Toxins, Gut Bacteria, Nutritional Deficiencies, and Vaccines Made with Human Fetal Cell Lines

Waking Times

Three decades ago, when I was still in medical school, autism affected one in 10,000 children.1, 2 Today, autism is estimated to afflict as many as one in 50 children.3


Oct 07 06:53

6 Ways Government Corruption Is Way Weirder Than You Think

We try to stay positive here at Cracked, but we're starting to suspect that the American political system is fucked. We know it sounds crazy, but hear us out -- Congress' approval is at an all-time low, and a record number of Americans now believe that government corruption is widespread. So how the hell did things get this bad?

We wanted to find out, so we sat down with three people who could shine some light on this mystery: the former aid to a high-level career politician, a member of the Electoral College, and the infamous former lobbyist Jack Abramoff (no, really). Here's what we learned:

Oct 07 06:52

British Parliament To Vote on Recognizing State of Palestine

British lawmakers will next week hold a symbolic parliamentary vote on whether the government should recognize Palestine as a state, a move unlikely to shift official policy but designed to raise the political profile of the issue.

Oct 07 06:51

Across the US, Cities Struggle to Figure Out How to Accommodate Urban Farming

Waking Times

Widespread interest in urban agriculture is forcing local authorities to re-examine rules that prohibit farming in cities…

Oct 07 06:50

Europe's Triple-Dip Recession Arrives: German Industrial Production Crashes Most Since February 2009

Yesterday it was German manufacturing orders which cratered 5.7% in August following a freak, 4.9% rebound in July, prompting Goldman to warn that "the underlying dynamic has weakened further at the end of Q3" ...

... And then a few hours ago we finally got undeniable confirmation that Europe is once again in recession, its third since Lehman, only this one is worse: it is led by the "core" countries, with Germany in the forefront, a Germany which just reported industrial output which suffered its biggest monthly decline in more than five years in August.


Oct 07 06:49

Gun Control? A $1,200 3-D Printing / Milling Machine Makes Untraceable Guns, Sells Out in 36 Hours

Americans took this country by revolution. And we beat the Brits by becoming guerrilla fighters against ordered ranks of Redcoats.
With congress coming down on gun control, spinning every shooting incident toward anti-gun legislation, the revolutionaries of today have become smarter with new 3-D printers making guns.
You can buy a $1,200 computer controlled milling machine that can create untraceable gun parts.
I’m just passing this information on in the light of the new Gutenberg / Internet Revolution that we MUST win!

Oct 07 06:48

Climate Science: Is it Currently Designed to Answer Questions?

When an issue becomes a vital part of a political agenda, as is the case with climate, then the politically desired position becomes a goal rather than a consequence of scientific research. This paper will deal with the origin of the cultural changes and with specific examples of the operation and interaction of these factors. In particular, we will show how political bodies act to control scientific institutions, how scientists adjust both data and even theory to accommodate politically correct positions, and how opposition to these positions is disposed of.

Oct 07 06:47

Russia, China capable of defeating US in nuclear war: Prof. Fetzer

An eminent American political commentator says Russia and China are capable of defeating the United Sates in a nuclear war.

In an interview with Press TV on Monday, Professor James Henry Fetzer also said that Americans must wake up to the fact that a nuclear exchange would kill hundreds of millions of people.

He said, “The very idea that the United States should be concerned that Russia and China are giving every indication that they are not going to back down from American and Western encroachment in the Middle East and in Eastern Europe, is incredibly naïve on the part of any American authorities because we have been undertaking one provocative action after another.

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Even if the US "wins" a nuclear war with Russia and China, it will be by a thin margin and the difference will hardly be noticeable for ordinary people living in the rubble.

Oct 07 06:45

Retired CUNY Professor Gets $560k/Year Pension: 'Darn Right I Deserve It'

McManus, who has written groundbreaking books on slavery, retired in February 2012 after teaching history and constitutional law for more than 50 years. His final salary was $116,364. “They don’t pay you much when you’re working, but the pension is certainly good,” McManus told The Post. “Darn right I deserve it.”


Oct 07 06:43

Billion-dollar lawsuits claim GMO corn 'destroyed' US exports to China

Three class-action lawsuits filed Friday claim that agribusiness power Syngenta is to blame for depressed corn exports to China since the seed company released a genetically-engineered variant of the crop before it was approved by Beijing.

At issue is Syngenta’s 2009 release and distribution of its MIR162 genetically-modified corn known as Agrisure Viptera, which is engineered to fend off certain insects known to decimate corn crops. While approved for use in the United States, Chinese regulators have yet to sanction the export of Viptera.

Syngenta is responsible for “destroy[ing] the export of US corn to China,” which led to “depressed prices for all domestic corn,”according to Volnek Farms, the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit filed in an Omaha, Nebraska federal court. Volnek and others are claiming $1 billion in compensation

Oct 07 06:36

Teen Thrown In Violent New York Prison For Years Without Ever Having Been Convicted

Oct 07 06:34

EXCLUSIVE: CPS Complaint Filed Against Texas Judge Over Daughter and Potential Ebola Exposure

Breitbart Texas has learned a complaint was filed with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, also known as CPS. The complaint was filed on Sunday morning by a concerned Dallas citizen who had read about Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins going into the apartment where Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, lived while he was sick. Jenkins was in the apartment with four people who had been directly exposed by Duncan to the Ebola virus. Jenkins said, in a subsequent press conference that he was going home to his wife and nine-year-old daughter after he discussed being in the apartment again and driving the exposed family to their new home -- a forty-five minute drive. At no point did Jenkins appear to wear any protective clothing.

Oct 07 06:29

Court Could Decide If Chimpanzees Are Legal Persons

The case of Tommy the pet chimpanzee goes back to court this week, and a group of judges could decide whether he should be recognized as a “person” under the law.

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So, he could run for Congress, right? That might be a step up!


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Oct 07 06:25

38 Years Ago Cubana Flight 455 Downed by CIA-Linked Terrorists

MOSCOW, October 6 (RIA Novosti), Ekaterina Blinova - 38 years ago, on October 6, 1976, Cubana Airlines Flight 455 was downed by terrorists, only now known to be CIA operatives; experts further claim it was not the only case when CIA was sponsoring terrorists.

"The US Government, being consistent with its stated commitment to fight terrorism, should act without double standards against those who, from US soil, have carried out terrorist acts against Cuba," said Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to Barbados Lisette Perez, as cited by the Barbados Advocate, during the ceremony of commemorating the victims at the Cubana Monument at Paynes Bay, Barbados.

Oct 07 06:20

There Will Be Pestilences: Why Are So Many Deadly Diseases Breaking Out All Over The Globe Right Now?

Ebola, Marburg, Enterovirus and Chikungunya - these diseases were not even on the radar of most people coming into 2014, but now each one of them is making headline news.

Oct 07 06:18

US spent billions to wage coup in Ukraine: Analyst

An internationally-reputed political commentator says the United States has spent billions of dollars to engineer an “entire coup” in Ukraine.

“The US spent 5 billion dollars through NGOs to call for a revolution [in Ukraine] which Russia has correctly identified as a war,” Mike Billington, with the Executive Intelligence Review, said in an interview with Press TV.

The analyst went onto say that the US Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland is still in Kiev to manage the aftermath of the “coup” and the ongoing chaos in the country.


Oct 07 06:11

UK power station switched from coal to wood chips imported from USA by ship - costs a fortune & emits more pollution

.....Drax’s conversion to run half of its output on biomass means it will have to rely on wood from trees cut down in forests in America. The Sixties power station’s giant furnaces are being loaded with wood pellets carried 3,800 miles across the Atlantic in diesel-guzzling ships.

This grotesque environmental charade is being funded by government subsidies for the conversion of its coal-burning furnaces to biomass ones, which will put an estimated £23 on every family’s annual household energy bills for the next 13 years.

The vast generators of Drax are now living, humming, forest-destroying symbols of the shameful absurdity of European energy policies, and an extraordinary rebuke to this Coalition government, which claims, ever more ludicrously, to be saving the planet.

Oct 07 05:54

Even an Ozarks coroner gets surplus military guns

BATON ROUGE, La. — Doug Wortham used a Defense Department giveaway program for law enforcement to stock his office with an assault rifle, a handgun and a Humvee — even though the people in his custody are in no condition to put up a fight.

They're dead.

Wortham is the Sharp County, Arkansas, coroner. He says the Humvee helps him navigate the rugged terrain of the Ozarks foothills, but he struggled to explain why he needs the surplus military weapons he acquired more than two years ago.

"I just wanted to protect myself," he said.

Oct 07 05:34

Bureau of prisons changes Pollard status to ‘life’

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. Bureau of Prisons changed Jonathan Pollard’s release date on its website from “Nov. 15 2015” to “Life.”

A spokesman for the Bureau of Prisons was unable Monday to explain the change on the bureau’s “inmate locator,” which he confirmed occurred recently. Under sentencing guidelines in place in 1987 when Pollard, a former U.S. Navy analyst, got his life sentence for spying for Israel, he is eligible for automatic parole consideration on Nov. 21 of next year, but that does not guarantee a release, said Ed Ross, the spokesman.

“There has been no status change,” Ross said, describing the change as “administrative.” Pollard’s wife, Esther, told the Jerusalem Post she was gratified at the change, saying the earlier status lent credence to the erroneous argument that he was likely to be released next year, and undercut efforts to get President Obama to commute Pollard’s sentence.

Oct 07 05:30

White House Rejects Netanyahu's Criticism With Withering Response

The White House rejected criticism from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a withering response on Monday, accusing him of refusing to acknowledge how much help the United States has been to Israel over the years.


Oct 07 04:45

‘Meatless Mondays’ hit first Florida school district, critics spot agenda

“Since the inception of the Meatless Monday campaign, the Alliance has closely monitored the campaign’s progress and tried to correct its misinformation about the healthfulness of meat consumption and the environmental impact of livestock production,” the nonprofit group said in a statement ahead of Meatless Monday’s 10th anniversary last year.

The agricultural group found more than 57 percent of school districts listed on the initiative’s website no longer participate in the program.

Meatless Mondays is a carefully orchestrated campaign that seeks to eliminate meat from Americans’ meals seven days a week – beginning with Mondays… (and) pushes an extreme animal rights and environmental agenda by promoting false claims about animal agriculture,” the group stated."

Oct 07 04:27

Banker pleads guilty to Libor manipulation

October 6, 2014

Oct 06 21:53

Record 61.8 million US residents don’t speak English at home

English is not the spoken language in a record 20 percent of American homes, a study has found. Arabic and Urdu ? Pakistan’s national language ? are the fastest-growing languages spoken in US houses, according to the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).

Oct 06 21:34

Police Violated Constitutional Rights Of Ferguson Protesters

, Federal Judge Rules

Oct 06 20:04

Videos: Ferguson Protesters Chanting MikeBrown -- Cardinals fans chanting Darren Wilson

Argus News Now

TENSE AND INTERESTING DEBATES BETWEEN CARDINAL FANS AND PROTESTERS

Oct 06 20:02

Ebola Crisis: Must See Photo From Liberia

A little girl is being lead off to quarantine. The look on her face is worth 1,000 words, none of them exactly laudatory. Visit link for the entire photo.

Oct 06 19:14

Picturing Venezuela's Surreal Prices

Oct 06 19:00

Radioactivity in Norway's reindeers hits high

Much higher levels of radioactivity than normal have been found among Norway's grazing animals, especially its reindeer population, a study revealed on Monday.

Almost 30 years after the nuclear plant explosion in Chernobyl, this autumn, more radioactivity has been measured in Norwegian grazing animals than has been noted in many years.

Lavrans Skuterud, a scientist at the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (Statens strålevern), said: “This year is extreme.”

Oct 06 18:48

Los Angeles is mandating that every full-time worker within the city limits must make $26,500 a year.

Los Angeles is mandating that every full-time worker within the city limits must make $26,500 a year. I’m of two minds about this. On the one hand, this will obviously raise the incomes of some workers, but it could mean that a lot of workers see their hours cut back or have their jobs moved beyond the city limits, possibly so far that they can no longer do those jobs. If you’re concerned about long-term unemployment -- and I am -- then that is worrying.

Oct 06 18:17

Ebola Test Gives False Negatives

On July 15, Omeonga’s boss walked into his office at St. Joseph Catholic Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia full of worry. The hospital director told Omeonga he had shaken hands with a man who was later diagnosed with Ebola, and now he was feeling ill—the director had been vomiting, had a headache, and was running a high fever. But two days later, when the diagnostic test came back negative, that worry was banished, and Omeonga and his colleagues began caring for the director as they would a typhoid or malaria patient. “We wore gloves, but we were not very strict at all.”

Oct 06 18:16

Russia Says Arctic Well Drilled With Exxon Strikes Oil

Russia, viewed by the Obama administration as hostile to U.S. interests, has discovered what may prove to be a vast pool of oil in one of the world’s most remote places with the help of America’s largest energy company.

Oct 06 18:12

Is Mysterious Child Virus Connected to Polio?

Michael Rivero – A Hawaiian beach to be named after Obama?

Oct 06 18:12

List of Top Conspiracy Theorists

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I only got honorable mention. I guess that's the price I pay for not doing stories about HAARP or Chemtrails! :)

Oct 06 17:37

Ebola lands in Spain, nurse infected

MADRID — A medical worker that treated a Spanish priest who died on Sept. 28, after being infected with Ebola, has now tested positive for the virus, reports the BBC.

Oct 06 17:13

Bar owner calls customer a hero for fatally shooting 2 robbers

Two men were fatally shot by a customer after they attempted to rob a north Harris County bar early Saturday — the latest in a flurry of shootings in Houston this week.

Oct 06 16:59

Common painkillers combined with other drugs may cause high risk of GI bleeding

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) — such as ibuprofen and aspirin — increase one's risk of upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

When taken in combination with other drugs, this risk is significantly higher, according to new research...

Oct 06 16:52

Bad Information Leads to Worse Police Raids

Not all informants are as obviously suspect as that, but many of them have ulterior motives—and too often their half-baked or biased information leads to guns-out raids on old women or emotionally damaged veterans. Then there’s the phenomenon of pranksters “swatting” people they don’t like, which can result in confused operations that are dangerous for both the cops and their confused civilian targets—who, as the Hooks case reminds us, might very well have guns in their homes. As long as judges sign warrants on flimsy evidence and cops eagerly bust down doors, people like Hooks will keep dying.

Oct 06 16:37

FBI Director: The Internet Is The Most Dangerous Parking Lot Imagineable

FBI Director James Comey was on 60 Minutes on Sunday, in a segment that will continue next week as well. Apparently next week is when we’ll find out his views on mobile encryption and whether or not the FBI is spying on all of us, but this week, he gave us a tiny hint towards the end of the segment, in which he discusses why the internet is so dangerous.

Oct 06 16:25

Emergency Manager Calls Federal Ebola Response a Stand Down

The manager, who was involved in the emergency response to both Hurricane Katrina and Rita in addition to planning for small pox outbreaks, said the official response to the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States purposely avoided the basic actions the government would take to prevent a virus from spreading.

Oct 06 15:45

Wall Street’s Fake Farmers Are Harvesting Sweet Profits

We know from the childhood song that Old MacDonald had a farm. But e-i-e-i-o — look who’s got his farm now. It’s outfits like American Farmland, Farmland Partners, and BlackRock.

These aren’t dirt farmers wearing overalls and muddy boots. They’re Wall Street hucksters in Armani suits and Gucci loafers.

Oct 06 15:33

BLOCKBUSTER: NOT ONLY DOES US GOVERNMENT RESEARCH SHOW THAT THERE IS A CURE FOR EBOLA*, BUT THIS INFORMATION IS BEING SUPPRESSED BY THE US GOVERNMENT

The international community says, with a single voice, that there is no cure for Ebola and no prevention, either. They tell us that because the Ebola Virus strain devastating West Africa is a novel one, no antibiotic can touch it and that the organism has an astonishing kill rate of 90%.

Leaving aside the World Health Agency and all associated laboratories and research institutions, I find it impossible to believe that the US Government’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DFRA, Defense Department) and United States Army Medical Research Institue of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) two agencies with large budgets publishing nearly 100 scientific papers on Ebola and its treatment since 2000, could not come up with a cure, prevention or treatment for it.

Oh! Wait! They DID come up with a cure, prevention and treatment for it: 10 PPM Nano Silver. That’s right! OOPS! US Government, WHO and their associated minions are lying! Again!

Oct 06 15:33

Governments seize colloidal silver being used to treat Ebola patients, says advocate

Efforts to bring natural Ebola treatments to suffering West Africans have been squelched by the World Health Organization (WHO), which recently blocked multiple shipments of nanosilver solution measuring at 10 parts per million (ppm) from entering the region, leaving thousands to suffer needlessly.

WHO officials also reportedly called off a trial at an Ebola isolation ward where local health authorities were set to begin administering the silver, which the U.S. government previously demonstrated is highly effective against Ebola. WHO ordered the trial not to proceed despite the fact that it had earlier voiced support for experimental treatments.

Both WHO and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have given their blessing to experimental therapies for Ebola, citing a lack of proven treatment options. But when it comes to using therapeutic silver, all bets are off, it seems.

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The blessing is apparently only for experimental therapies being produced by the large corporate pharmaceutical companies. Letting people cure themselves is damaging to the bottom line!

Oct 06 15:22

Here's Every Organization That's Currently Flying Drones in the US

After months of stalling, the Federal Aviation Administration has at last released an updated list of the organizations that have approval to fly drones in US airspace—and which are currently seeking it. New approvals include the ATF and the Army Corps of Engineers, Michigan State Police, local cops in Mobile and Daytona Beach, and the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District.

Oct 06 15:22

Popular Oahu beach could soon be named after President Obama

Honolulu councilmembers are proposing a name change for a popular beach park on Oahu.

Sandy Beach Park could soon be named after President Barack Obama, as council members Stanley Chang and Ernest Martin propose the change to the popular body boarding spot.

The resolution was introduced Thursday after it was mentioned how much President Obama loves body surfing on the east Oahu beach and the fact that he is the first Hawaii-born president.

If the proposal goes through, it would be the first time something would be named after President Barack Obama in the state of Hawaii.
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Gag me with a spoon. Obomber loves body surfing in Oahu, but apparently doesn't give a shit that the residents of Hawaii are being bathed in poisonous chemicals from bio-tech, experiential farms belonging to the likes of Monsanto.

Oct 06 15:06

Donetsk's Kindergarden shelled

Clearing up the damage to the "The Swallow" kindergarten after night-time shelling by Ukrainian forces.

Oct 06 15:05

Homeland Security to scan federal computer networks without prior authorization

After failing to identify the potentially disastrous Heartbleed bug, the United States Department of Homeland Security has successfully lobbied to have the ability to conduct “regular and proactive scans” of civilian agency systems.

Beth Cobert, the deputy director for management at the White House Office of Management and Budget, wrote on Friday that “growing cybersecurity threats,” including this year’s Heartbleed bug, have prompted the federal government to embrace better tactics aimed at ensuring the computer networks used by agencies stays secure.

Oct 06 15:01

Retirement age to rise by as much as six months per year

The pensions minister, Steve Webb, says Britons must accept dramatically longer working lives to avoid a health care funding crisis

Oct 06 14:56

In the medical response to Ebola, Cuba is punching far above its weight

While the international community has been accused of dragging its feet on the Ebola crisis, Cuba, a country of just 11 million people that still enjoys a fraught relationship with the United States, has emerged as a crucial provider of medical expertise in the West African nations hit by Ebola.

Oct 06 14:46

The Mainstream Media: Preppers Aren't So Crazy Anymore

Usually, when the mainstream media mentions preppers and survivalists, the angle is not flattering. Maybe someone who considers himself a survivalist has committed a heinous crime and is on the loose. Perhaps a prepared family is beaming from the page while sitting in their bunker, hundreds of food buckets in the background and 17 paragraphs of mockery in the article below the photo.

But the possibility of a pandemic changes things, and with the Ebola case in Dallas, Texas, the folks in the mainstream media have a lot of questions for the preparedness community. With only a couple of exceptions, the reports have been a lot more open-minded than usual, if a little lacking in understanding of the preparedness community.

Perhaps, preppers aren't so crazy after all.

Oct 06 14:38

Eroding Principles of Human Rights

The traditional criterion for state legitimacy was very simple. If a state and its government could hold and govern territory, it was legitimate, at least in the eyes of other governments. The form of government and its behavior did not matter in this definition – Stalin’s USSR, Mussolini‘s Italy, Hitler’s Germany – these regimes held territory and ruled as surely as did the ones in Britain, France and the United States. And, in each others’ official eyes, one state was as legitimate as the next.

Oct 06 14:32

Report: Second Ebola Case Hits Madrid Hospital

Spanish news outlet Eldiaro is reporting that a possible second Ebola case has been discovered in the same Madrid hospital that earlier today confirmed a Spanish nurse had contracted the virus.

According to a translated version of the article, a second nurse who specializes in infectious diseases has been struck down by the virus, although the Director General of Primary Care in Madrid said that he had no news about a second case.

The report cites “health sources” who suggest that the nurse was part of the same team that treated Spanish priest Manuel Garcia Viejo, who died on September 25 after arriving in Spain having caught the disease in Sierra Leone.

Oct 06 14:21

Dollar Going Supernova then Black-Rob Kirby

Derivative and gold expert Rob Kirby says the U.S. looks a lot like the run up to the fall of Rome more than 1,500 years ago.

Kirby explains, “The parallels with what we are experiencing today are so clear and so much like what was happening in Rome as Rome was falling. Diversions were the way of the day, anything to divert people’s attention from the undermining of the empire. It was largely a financial debasement. Rome fell when they debased the currency. That’s the major factor behind the fall of the Roman Empire. It was the debasement of the currency, and we are seeing the same thing today. What’s at the heart of all these issues? What’s at the heart of all the trouble in the world right now? The world’s reserve currency has been debased to the point that it is going to go supernova."

Oct 06 14:15

Climate change has NOT affected the abyss: Nasa reveals cold waters of Earth's deep ocean have not warmed since 2005

The cold waters of Earth's deep ocean have not warmed measurably since 2005, according to a new Nasa study.

Researchers say that while the find does not throw suspicion on global warming, it is a mystery.

They say it cold be related to the fact global warming appears to have slowed in recent years.

Oct 06 14:10

Turner Broadcasting to cut staff by 10 percent; CNN to shed 300 jobs

CNN parent company Turner Broadcasting says it will cut its workforce by about 10% in the coming weeks

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Nobody likes a liar!

Oct 06 13:39

Police Chief Admits To Sexually Assaulting Women In Police Car And Station, Receives No Jail Time

Louisiana police Chief Earl Theriot admits he committed sex acts with an unresponsive woman while responding to a 911 call and lying to the FBI about it. However, that admission of guilt wasn’t enough to get Theriot more than a slap on the wrist. Theriot was sentenced to no jail time, but instead a $2,500 fine and 24 months probation.

Oct 06 13:11

Experimental Ebola antiviral drug approved by FDA

NORTH CAROLINA — Chimerix, a biopharmaceutical firm, has been approved by the FDA under fast-tracking to administer “brincidofovir”, a new and experimental antiviral drug aimed at fighting the deadly Ebola virus.

Oct 06 12:57

US fabricated new terror threat to satisfy UN Charter

The United States has concocted a new terror threat, known as the Khorasan Group, to satisfy the UN Charter which allows the use of force without authorization in case of an "imminent threat".

Oct 06 12:57

The Ebola test: let the test's inventor speak

Amidst the hysteria about Ebola, one stubborn fact sits like a rock: everything depends upon being able to accurately diagnose Ebola in each patient.

And then it follows: you must examine the test that is being used to diagnose Ebola. Is it accurate? Does it have flaws? Is it being applied correctly?

Because, if there is a serious problem with the test, the whole house of cards collapses. The entire narrative about Ebola is fatally flawed.

Oct 06 12:53

Monsanto's Roundup Linked to Cancer - Again

Roundup seemed, at first, to be the perfect herbicide. It blocks the ESPS synthase enzyme, which prevents the synthesis of amino acids that plants need for growth. Since animals don't have this enzyme, it was initially hypothesized that they would be safe from Roundup's effects.

Unfortunately, Roundup has now been shown to affect much more than the EPSP synthase enzyme. The herbicide has been proven to cause birth defects in vertebrates, including in humans, and it may also be the cause of a fatal kidney disease epidemic.

An increasing number of studies are now linking the herbicide to cancer.

Oct 06 12:52

Nuland Arrives to Ukraine to Give Poroshenko Marching Orders Prior to Elections

US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland's visit to Kiev came ahead of parliamentary elections in Ukraine so that the top US official could give her "marching orders" to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law Francis Boyle said.

Boyle points out that "Nuland certainly is not over there to promote democracy: there are elections coming up in Ukraine toward the end of the month, but clearly these are "Potemkin's village" elections simply to enable the Obama administration to say there is a democratically elected government and parliament, while no one in Donbas is voting and there's already been lustration applied to prevent any of the opposition to vote."

Oct 06 12:50

Cancer, New Gift of Israeli War on Gazans

A specialized community active in treating cancer patients in the Gaza Strip strongly criticized Israel for impeding treatment of Palestinian cancer patients, and said the Zionists' wars on Gazans have caused a sudden growth in the spread of cancerous patients in the besieged population.

Oct 06 12:49

NATO Does Not Confirm Statement Attributed to Secretary General on Deploying Troops

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has not confirmed that NATO's Secretary General told the Polish TVP Info TV Channel that the alliance can deploy its troops wherever it wants, a spokesperson for NATO told RIA Novosti Monday.

"We don't have a record of him saying that in English - and we're not responsible for the Polish interpretation of the live interview," a spokesperson said, adding that Stoltenberg was referring to NATO forces in general, "which of course can be deployed on the territory of the Alliance as Allies decide."

Oct 06 12:43

The Anxieties of Empire -The US Hastens Its Own Decline and Israel’s Too

There are “get-out-of-jail-free” cards that come with superpower status, but they don’t always work.

Still, it is better to be a superpower than to be dependent on one as those get-out-of-jail-free cards lose their value.

This is why, bad as things now are in the Land of the Free, in the Promised Land they are worse.

The whole world therefore has cause to worry. Hell hath no more dangerous peril than a superpower in decline – except perhaps a declining superpower’s dependent.

Oct 06 12:42

Florida Cop Molests Boy In Mall Bathroom, Avoids Jail, Keeps Pension.

An administrative law judge Tuesday said a former Collier County sheriff's deputy should be able to receive state retirement benefits, despite pleading no contest to felony child-abuse charges stemming from accusations he sexually molested a minor. The state Board of Administration, which oversees the Florida Retirement System, sought the forfeiture of Charles Bullock's retirement benefits after the no-contest plea.

Bullock was charged with going to a mall food-court bathroom at least three times between November 2009 and February 2010 to have sexual encounters with a boy under age 16.

On two of the occasions, he molested the boy, and Bullock was interrupted by a mall employee on the third occasion, leading to the criminal investigation, Tuesday's ruling said.

Oct 06 12:41

NATO says will protect Turkey against ISIL militants

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has expressed its readiness to defend Turkey as a member state in the face of attacks from the ISIL Takfiri militants.

Speaking at a news conference in Poland’s capital city of Warsaw on Monday, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg held the Western military alliance responsible for protecting Turkey’s “integrity” and its borders.

"Turkey should know that NATO will be there if there is any spillover, any attacks on Turkey as a consequence of the violence we see in Syria," Stoltenberg said.

Oct 06 12:38

Cops on camera: These powerful video clips show why recording the police is so important

Video has played a huge role in relationships between citizens and the police over the last 25 years. It has helped hold cops accountable for abuse and also protected them from false allegations.

Now, after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, this summer and the protests that followed, there's been a "sudden and seismic" shift toward police use of body cameras — a way to record most, or all, interactions between residents and police. Vox explains how video recordings can be good for both citizens and cops — but can also raise more questions than they answer, especially when it comes to who's allowed to control the footage.?

Oct 06 12:38

Putin Wildly Popular in China, Approval Tops 92%

In the recommended-reading section of Beijing's Wangfujing bookstore, staff members have no doubt which foreign leader customers are most interested in: President Vladimir Putin, or "Putin the Great" as some Chinese call him.

Oct 06 12:37

Hillary Clinton Confirms Commitment to Democracy by Acknowledging Role in Overthrow of Honduran Democracy

As reported by Al Jazeera, Hillary Clinton now publicly acknowledges her globally isolated role in aiding a terrorist organization in the overthrow of Honduras’s democratically elected president, Manuel Zelaya, in 2009.

Demonstrating her unwavering commitment to democracy and respect for the Honduran people, Clinton says she cemented the terrorist takeover by blocking Zelaya’s attempts to return to his elected post.

Oct 06 12:36

Missouri Cop Recorded Boy's Genitals After Detaining Him

A Chesterfield police officer used a secret camera to take close-up video images of a teenage boy's genitals while he detained and searched the boy, authorities say.
That is the latest allegation in the case against David Cerna, who was fired from the Chesterfield Police Department after six years on the job. A St. Louis County grand jury handed down its indictment this week. An arraignment on the new charges is set for Oct. 22.

Cerna, 33, was charged back in June with invasion of privacy in St. Louis and St. Charles counties. Authorities say he had installed a camera in a men's restroom at a gas station and lured anonymous sex partners to his home through Craigslist ads.

Oct 06 12:36

Send Western boots to Iraq: UK ex-army chief

The former chief of the British armed forces has urged the deployment of Western military troops for ground operations in Iraq, insisting air power alone will not defeat the ISIL terrorists.

Oct 06 12:33

'US won’t decide our policies' – Sweden on Palestinian state recognition

Washington will not be the one to decide Sweden’s policies, Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström said after the US criticized Stockholm’s plans to officially recognize Palestine as a sovereign state.

Oct 06 12:27

White House: Ebola Travel Ban Not Being Considered

Speaking to reporters from the White House Monday, Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters a travel ban to the United States from Ebola stricken countries isn't something being considered by the Obama administration as calls to implement restrictions grow louder.

"As it relates to the prospect of a travel ban, this is something they we're not, that's not being considered right now," Earnest said. "The concern that we have is that we are relying on the commercial transportation system to move supplies and personnel into the region to try to meet the needs of the individuals who are effected by Ebola and to stop this outbreak at the source. That is what will be critical to our broader success here so we don't want to obstruct one of the core components of our strategy here.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BULL BISCUITS! The Pentagon has a major airlift capability that spans the globe. This is all about protecting airline profits going into the holiday travel season!

Oct 06 12:20

Norwegian woman infected with Ebola

The first Norwegian has been infected by Ebola: A Norwegian woman who works for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Sierra Leone.

Oct 06 12:10

The Spread: Here’s Where People Are Being Tested for Ebola (with Results)

Over 114 people have now been or are currently being tested for Ebola in the U.S. With all of the myriad rumors and potential cases of Ebola out there, it’s important to remember that not every single person tested is going to be positive. This article was started in an attempt to list new potential cases, and our staff will update it with results as soon as they come in.

Oct 06 12:10

When the Government’s Secrecy Arguments Are Not Blindly Accepted by Judges

A Guantanamo Bay prisoner, Abu Wa’el Dhiab, who has been force-fed and subjected to rough cell extractions prior to such feeding, is finally getting the opportunity to have his case challenging his treatment heard in court today. Remarkably, the hearing comes after two major victories, where the judge agreed the legal proceeding should be open to the public and videos of his forced-feeding should be unsealed.

Oct 06 11:41

Obama Threatens More Sanctions Against Zimbabwe Over Russian-Platinum Deal

As Martin Armstrong exclaims, Obama is out of control. According to NewZimbabwe.com, Washington has said it will accelerate sanctions imposed against Harare in 2003, due to the Robert Mugabe-led government's closer ties with Russia over the US$3 billion Darwendale platinum project. Herald columnist Nathaniel Manheru (who is thought to be Mugabe's spokesman), reported, Washington explained its expectations on Zimbabwe, namely that Zimbabwe was expected (read required) to support those sanctions by avoiding any association with companies sanctioned by the Americans and their Western allies, or their subsidiaries or affiliates. Manheru said "it was ridiculous for the US to refuse to lift sanctions against Harare and then demand support for its measures against Moscow... This is where I am tempted to tell the American government to go and hang, hang on a banana tree, bums up."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Well, looks like we just found ISIS is Zimbabwe, if you understand what i mean!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Oct 06 11:39

Mexican Judge Pulls Monsanto’s GMO Soybeans To Protect Local Bees

A Mexican judge in the state of Yucatan has recalled a permit from Monsanto, the biotech giant, forbidding the company from planting Roundup-ready GMO soybeans. His decision was based on scientific evidence that lead GMO soybeans to declines in bee populations.

Oct 06 11:38

Study: Tart Cherry Juice Amazing for Joints, Gout and Inflammation

New study shows that tart cherry juice lowered blood uric acid levels and a marker for inflammation - but that's not all!

True story: there was a man who had such severe gout, his doctor told him he’d need surgery to remove three toes. They were stiff, bent up, and crippled from the pain of gout, caused by excess uric acid. Before his scheduled surgery...

Oct 06 11:33

Washington’s Ukrainian Puppet Regime Seeks NATO and EU Membership

Last week the Ukrainian President, Petro O. Poroshenko, announced his intention to take Ukraine on a path towards full integration into the European Union (E.U.) in the coming years. In a New York Times article titled: Ukrainian President Sets Sights on Closer E.U. Ties, Mr. Poroshenko outlines the direction he plans to take the nation under his leadership:

“The doors of the E.U. are open to us; I am absolutely convinced of this. Events in Kiev and Brussels gave us a firm hope, a belief, that we will soon get the prospect of E.U. membership. We have every right to knock on this door.”

Oct 06 11:32

Report: Explosion in Iranian military facility leaves two dead

Two people died in an explosion that ripped through an explosive material production unit at a nuclear facility near Tehran, according to Iranian press reports on Monday.

The incident occurred at the Parchin military compound, not far from the Iranian capital, according to the Iranian Students News Agency.

The pro-opposition website Sahamnews reported a huge explosion that shattered the windows of surrounding buildings.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Accident or sabotage?

Oct 06 11:31

Frack & ruin: UK farmers fear financial devastation from shale drilling

British farmers fear extreme financial difficulty as a result of government plans to push through shale gas drilling on their land without the promise of compensation, the UK’s National Farmers’ Union warns.

UK ministers in favor of fracking must not assume the backing of rural communities, the union cautions, stressing that such a move could stoke the ire of farmers concerned about a depreciation in the value of their land.

Oct 06 11:31

Ebola in Spain: Nurse infected in Madrid

A Spanish nurse who treated an Ebola victim in Madrid has contracted the virus herself in the first case of contagion outside Africa, health officials say.

The nurse tested positive for Ebola in two separate tests, according to reports.

Oct 06 11:29

Looting Operation: Corporate Elite Divvies up Detroit as Bankruptcy Plan Confirmation Looms

As the Detroit bankruptcy moves into its final stage, it becomes ever more clear that the corporate-financial oligarchy is implementing the wholesale privatization of an entire US city.

With the full backing of a federal court acting on behalf of powerful corporate and financial interests, a cabal of capitalist politicians and legal and financial bagmen are looting virtually all of Detroit’s basic public infrastructure—including street lights, garbage collection, the water and sewerage department, as well as the city’s world class art museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA).

Oct 06 11:29

IT STARTED AT WOOLWORTH’S IN 1960 …. AND NOW IT CONTINUES

For many of us who were involved in the Civil Rights Movement’s early days, Woolworth’s was our first ‘battle ground’ Every week for over a year picket lines were set up in front of every Woolworth Store north of the Mason Dixon Line. We called for a boycott of the chain because of their discriminatory policies in the South.

We eventually won that ‘battle’ and the video below became history.

Oct 06 11:27

My Facebook page, myself

I did a quick search and saw that Facebook had been requiring users to send in photos of their IDs to verify their identities for at least a year.

Without thinking, I picked up my phone to write a Facebook post to see if this had happened to anyone else. But, of course, I couldn't use Facebook on my phone either. I tried to enter my password and the little wheel spun futilely. This was serious.

So, I did what anyone else would do when locked out of Facebook: I posted on Twitter.

It turned out that at least five people I knew through Twitter were locked out of their Facebook accounts Tuesday. Some were thoroughly creeped out that Facebook would demand a copy of their IDs. Some decided this was their cue to shut their accounts once and for all.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Thinking about it.

Oct 06 11:26

Facebook apologizes for locking a ‘small portion’ of users out of their accounts

On Monday afternoon, some Facebook users reported on Twitter and Hacker News that, for some unknown reason, they were locked out of their accounts. In the error message displayed, users were prompted to upload a photo ID in order to verify that they are the account holder. The company has issued a statement on the matter, saying:

Earlier this evening, we showed an account verification message to a very small portion of our users unnecessarily. We promptly removed the messages when we discovered the error. We’re sorry for any inconvenience we may have caused.

The issue has since been resolved.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No it hasn't because this is exactly what I am seeing on my Facebook account! And I am still waiting to hear back from Facebook about why my account (which I don't even use that much) was locked.

Oct 06 11:24

3 On Your Side: Facebook Lock-out Issue

Recently, Karina says Facebook locked her out of her account without any explanation. The page was still up, but she could not log in.

“It asked me to submit a government-issued photo ID, so I automatically assumed it was a scam,” explains Moreno.

When she contacted Facebook, she was told it was not a scam — Facebook really needed a copy of her identification.

“Why should I have to submit it to a free social networking site?” she says she asked. “It’s absolutely ridiculous.”

We found a number of people complaining online about the same issue with Facebook.

Oct 06 11:23

Facebook apologises for locking out drag queens over user names

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Facebook has apologised to its transgender and drag queen users, after suspending a number of their accounts under a policy that required people to use their “real” names.

The social network provoked an outcry from members of the LGBT community in recent weeks after it locked out users for operating pages under their stage names, such as Sister Roma and Lil Miss Hot Mess.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't think that is why Facebook just locked my account. :)

Oct 06 11:15

US Military Marches East to Consolidate Front Against Russia

US military is expanding its training exercises and coordinating the activities of its allies pitting Europe against Russia, Daniel Zubov from Rossiya Segodnya’s Center for International Journalism and Research said Thursday.

“While continuing to denounce alleged Russian military involvement in Ukraine, the American military marched east this September, participating in training, drills, and exercises spanning from Latvia to Turkey. It coordinated with its military allies in between – including in Ukraine – consolidating a front which extends 2,600 kilometers,” Zubov stated.

Oct 06 11:14

Twitter Opens Entire Database to MIT - How Will It Be Used?

Nicholas West
Activist Post

Predictive technology is exploding, in stealth, across the virtual landscape. The arrival of Big Data initiatives by government, as well as a massive industry of data brokers is not only putting privacy at risk, but is offering those with access to the information unprecedented ways to manage the lives of everyday citizens.

The viral story of Facebook using their algorithms to go beyond surveillance and actually manipulate the emotions of users as a type of psychology experiment has caused consternation among anyone who might have had illusions of social media privacy, or beneficent intentions of offering free peer-to-peer communication.

Twitter is the latest to seek new ways to utilize its massive database of public information. It has granted MIT's Media Lab $10 million to analyze all communications beginning with the very first post in 2006...

Oct 06 11:13

Ghost Gunner 3D Printer: Legally Make Your Own Rifle At Home: “No Serial Number, No Background Check, And No Waiting Period”

The world of 3-D printing and private gun ownership is about to change dramatically. This holiday season Wilson’s company Defense Distributed will be releasing the first ever 3-D printer designed specifically for the manufacture of firearms.

Oct 06 11:12

Chicago Gets Third Earliest Snow on Record

On Saturday, October 4, unseasonably cold weather brought Chicago the third earliest snow flurries on record.

Oct 06 11:02

Washington’s Bloated Defense Budget

Washington Post editors want America’s bloated defense budget increased. So do some of its contributors. More on this below.

America’s business is war. Without end. Ravaging, destroying and pillaging one nation after another.

Doing it for wealth, power and dominance. While vital homeland needs go begging. At a time America’s only enemies are ones it invents.

Oct 06 10:44

US Hot Weather In A Death Spiral

The percentage of 90 degree days in the US is plummeting, and has been near record lows the past two summers.

But it worse than it seems. The coolest summer was 1992 – which was caused by particulates blocking the sun after the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo.

Oct 06 10:27

The Five-Point Plan Used to Justify Fighting Wars Is Being Deployed in Media Again

A few hours before the UK’s first air strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq, the home secretary, Theresa May, warned the Tory party conference that IS could become the "world’s first truly terrorist state".

May said that IS could realise the “often-prophesied” threat of attacking western enemies with chemical and nuclear weapons. Interesting because, as this conflict has approached, the government has been using the same techniques and devices of propaganda and persuasion that were brought out to justify the Iraq war of 2003, the removal of Colonel Gaddafi in 2011 and the proposed attacks on the Assad regime in Syria in 2013.

Oct 06 10:00

FBI Director Warns of ‘Khorasan’ Threat

In comments on today’s “60 Minutes” program, FBI Director James Comey warned that the Khorasan group is “serious people, bent of destruction” who plan to attack the US “very, very soon.”

Comey insisted the US had to act as if the Khorasan strike was “coming tomorrow,” but conceded that they don’t know whether they plan to attack “tomorrow or three weeks or three months from now.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to FBI Director Comey: if there is a "big bang" in this country, it will mean that neither you, the NSA, the CIA, or the FBI, or military intelligence has been able to protect us, and should be collectively SACKED instantly after such an event occurs.

And the US government has another serious problem: few Americans believe ANYTHING this government says anymore, because it has completely paralyzed and crippled its own credibility.

Should there be a crisis inside this country (like a real, exponential outbreak of ebola here), even if the information the government was disseminating was accurate, it would not be believed.

Oct 06 10:00

WATCH AS ISLAMOPHOBIA GOES LIVE IN HOLLYWOOD

“It’s the only religion that acts like the mafia,” he said of Islam on his program, Real Time with Bill Maher, “that will f–king kill you if you say the wrong thing, draw the wrong picture, or write the wrong book.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obviously this man has never studied the history of the inquisition or the witch burnings.

Oct 06 09:57

Pinkeye Was Only Symptom in Child Killed by Enterovirus

A New Jersey preschooler killed last month by a respiratory virus that is spreading across the U.S. showed symptoms only of pinkeye before he died in his sleep, health officials said.

Four-year-old Eli Waller, of Hamilton Township, was kept home from school by his mother on Wednesday, Sept. 23, because he was developing a little bit of pinkeye, said Jeff Plunkett, the health officer for the township. He was otherwise fine and had been in school on Sept. 21 and 22.

Waller, a triplet with two sisters, never woke up.

Oct 06 09:56

Even if we defeat the Islamic State, we’ll still lose the bigger war

As America’s efforts to “degrade and ultimately destroy” Islamic State militants extend into Syria, Iraq War III has seamlessly morphed into Greater Middle East Battlefield XIV. That is, Syria has become at least the 14th country in the Islamic world that U.S. forces have invaded or occupied or bombed, and in which American soldiers have killed or been killed. And that’s just since 1980.

Oct 06 09:54

Sky News faces online backlash after death of McCann ‘troll’

Sky News faces a social media backlash after a woman suspected of ‘trolling’ the parents of Madeline McCann was doorstepped by reporters. Users allege Sky News is responsible for the woman’s death after her body was found hours later.

Brenda Leyland, 63, was found dead in a hotel room on Saturday, according to police. Hours before, Sky News reporter Martin Brunt had confronted Leyland over her role in a campaign of online abuse.

Oct 06 09:54

Illegal immigrant students bring ’21 Spanish dialects’ that teachers don’t understand

Fifty-four Central American refugee students, some of whom cannot read or write, have been moved from their schools into a separate program at a Hall County public school, Lanier Charter Career Academy.

The students, who crossed the border in precarious conditions to escape violence in their home countries, do not speak English. Their Spanish dialects are unfamiliar to the district’s Spanish teachers, and some have had little schooling.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The "immigration reformers" pushing for amnesty for illegals are basically saying that everyone should leave the front door to their house open so that anyone who comes along may come in and take what they want. That is, of course, nonsense. Your house has a door so that you can choose who comes in. Nations have borders so that they can choose who comes in.

There are many illnesses now reported to be carried by the illegals pouring across the border. US Border Patrol agents are being infected with scabies. Two schools in California where illegals have been sent are now showing clusters of tuberculosis. Swine flu and AIDS have also been found in the immigrants. Worse, as of today, Bolivia, source for many of the illegals now entering the US, is reporting an outbreak of Bubonic Plague along the border with Peru (also a source for many illegals entering the US).

Those who seek to erase the immigration laws of the United States run the risk of turning the entire country into a Jim Jones style suicide cult!

We keep hearing that the illegals are fleeing oppressive government in their own lands. Why they would think life will be any better here is a mystery as the US now ranks 36th on the global freedom scale, pretty much at the bottom of all industrialized nations.

But let us look at history for how to deal with a repressive regime.

When the British discovered that King Charles 1 had hired Scottish troops to oppress the British people, the British didn't swim across the English Channel to France and say "Let us in! Let us in!" They arrested the King and cut off his head! Things got a lot better in their own nation after that!

When the French living under King Louise XVI realized their were being systematically looted by the French monarchy, they didn't swim across the English Channel to Britain and say "Let us in! Let us in!" They arrested the King and sent him and his money-junky friends to the guillotine! Things got a lot better in their own nation after that!

When the Italian people realized that Benito Mussolini had gotten them into a war on the side that was going to lose, the Italians didn't flock to the border of Austria and say "Let us in! Let us in!" They arrested Mussolini and shot him! Things got a lot better in their own nation after that!

When the Romanians lived under a repressive regime, they didn't flock to the border with Serbia and scream "Let us in! Let us in!" They took responsibility for the future of their nation, and machine-gunned Ceausescu live on Romanian National TV. Things got a lot better in their own nation after that!

We the people of the United States are not responsible to make the lives of Bolivians, Nicaraguans, Peruvians, Brazilians, etc. better. We have plenty of our own problems. Our current government doesn't even want to take care of America's homeless and hungry who are LEGAL citizens!

So, instead of flocking to our borders and screaming "Let us in! Let us in", maybe you need to man-up, show some courage, and fix your own problems.

Oct 06 09:51

Teenager with 'Ebola-like' symptoms quarantined in Miami after falling sick while on holiday from West Africa

A teenager from West Africa who became sick while visiting Florida on holiday caused Jackson Memorial Hospital to go on high alert on Sunday amid fears that he may have the deadly Ebola virus.

Officials said the patient took a taxi to Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach after he became sick with flu-like symptoms. Miami Beach Fire Rescue then transferred him to Jackson for further tests.

A test performed by the Department of Health came back negative on Monday morning, but Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine said the results were being sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a final test.

Oct 06 09:49

Syrian Kurds say air strikes against Isis are not working

US-led air strikes in northern Syria have failed to interrupt the advance of Islamic State (Isis) fighters closing in on a key city on the Turkish border, raising questions about the western strategy for defeating the jihadi movement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Jihadi, schmahadi; I'm after Assad, same as always!" -- official White Horse Souse

Oct 06 09:48

Texans fans wear Ebola proof biohazard suits to Cowboys game

These two Houston Texans fans were not going to catch ebola at the game today. They suited up not only for the game, but for safety.

Oct 06 09:48

Report: Hundreds Of Immigrants From Ebola Outbreak Nations Caught Along The Border

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level three warning for US citizens to avoid traveling to West African countries experiencing an outbreak of Ebola.

Immigrants from West African countries have entered the US illegally, according to Chris Cabrera with the National Border Patrol Council.

"Not too long ago we did catch some people, I believe, from Liberia," he said.

Oct 06 09:47

Hundreds Rally in London against British Airstrikes

Hundreds of activists rallied against Britain’s involvement in airstrikes against the ISIL in Iraq and Syria on Saturday. Protesters marched through central London holding banners and chanting "Hands off the Middle East, No justice, No peace," and anti-war slogans.

Oct 06 09:46

Russia completes ratification of Eurasian Economic Union, as Putin signs law

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying a historic treaty, committing Russia to an economic union with Belarus and Kazakhstan. The Eurasian Economic Union will come into effect in January 2015.

Putin’s signature in the document puts the final dot in Russia’s ratification of the union which will be in place on January 1, 2015, as the other union states are expected to complete ratification in the next few days.

The economic union is the next step of integration within the Customs Union between the three countries. The agreement had previously been ratified by the Russian State Duma and the Federal Council of Russia.

Oct 06 09:46

2,000 evacuated as ISIS flag raised on outskirts of Kobani, Syria

The black Islamic State flag has been raised over a building on the outskirts of a strategic town of Kobani on the Syrian-Kurdish border, according to various sources. However, Kurds defending the border town say that the city has not yet fallen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sooooo ... the bombing of Syria's oil refineries and food storage facilities didn't work, did it, Barry!

Oct 06 09:44

No campaign to face probe over Scotland's independence referendum

Anti-Scottish independence campaigners will face a formal investigation over allegations that they breached electoral law in last month’s referendum, the Crown Office has said.

“We can confirm that Crown counsel has instructed Police Scotland to commence an investigation into alleged breaches of Schedule 7, Paragraph 7, of the Scottish Independence Referendum Act 2013,” the Scottish prosecution service said in a statement on Saturday.

The allegations apparently relate to comments by Scottish Conservative Party Leader and Member of the Scottish Parliament Ruth Davidson, who said pro-UK campaigners violated electoral law by counting postal votes ahead of referendum polling day.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But apparently not the photos and videos of fraud, or the bags of abandoned YES votes. This is merely pretending their is an investigation with which to reassure the slaves that they did in fact vote for their enslavement.

Oct 06 09:42

Netanyahu slams Swedish counterpart over Palestine initiative

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hit out on Sweden for a decision to recognize Palestine as a state.

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Oct 06 09:40

US preparing for imminent terrorist attack by Khorasan Group: FBI head

The head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says the United States is preparing for an imminent terrorist attack by Al-Qaeda’s alleged affiliate in Syria, the Khorasan Group.

James Comey made the remarks in an interview broadcast on Sunday night, following reports which said that US airstrikes targeting the Khorasan Group in Syria were unsuccessful, according to American officials familiar with the operation.

Many of the suspected leaders and members of the group managed to escape the September 22 air raids, said three US officials.

The FBI director said the group was working on a plan to carry out terrorist attacks against the United States.

“Khorasan was working and may still be working on an effort to attack the United States or our allies, and looking to do it very, very soon,” he told the CBS television network.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"No, Really; They are. Honest!!!! Would I lie to you?"

Oct 06 09:40

America’s “Terrorist Academy” in Iraq Produced ISIS Leaders

The Obama administration’s determination to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is pushing the Middle East towards a regional war that could lead to a confrontation between the two nuclear-armed rivals, Russia and the United States.

Last week, Turkey joined the US-led coalition following a vote in parliament approving a measure to give the government the authority to launch military action against Isis in Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made it clear that Turkish involvement would come at a price, and that price would be the removal of al Assad. According to Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily News.

Oct 06 09:39

NATO can put troops wherever it wants, new secretary-general says

New NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said on Sunday that the Western alliance could deploy its forces wherever it wants, apparently calling into question post-Cold War agreements that have been shaken by Russia's actions in Crimea and Ukraine.

Stoltenberg was visiting NATO member Poland to reassure it that NATO would provide the protection it sought against its former communist master, Russia, which in recent months has annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine, and been accused by the West of sending troops and equipment to back pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine.

Oct 06 09:38

War! What Is It Good For? (Hint: These 4 Companies)

Led by Lockheed Martin, the biggest US defence companies are trading at record prices as shareholders reap rewards from escalating military conflicts around the world.

Oct 06 09:37

US Government Debt Jumps by $1.1 Trillion in Fiscal 2014

When it comes to the Federal deficit, reliable numbers are as elusive as unicorns. Not that there aren’t plenty of numbers out there, but they don’t match reality. And reality is ultimately the change in the gross national debt which shows in its unvarnished manner just how much money the federal government actuallyhad to borrow to fill the fiscal holes.

Regardless of what has been proffered by the White House, the Congressional Budget Office, and others, the total gross national debt outstanding of the US of A hit $17.824 trillion in fiscal 2014 ended September 30. A jump for the fiscal year of $1.086 trillion.

Oct 06 09:37

Generals blast Obama's order of troops to fight Ebola

Two retired U.S. Army generals have blasted President Barack Obama’s decision to send U.S. troops to West Africa to battle the Ebola virus epidemic, saying the military is to fight wars, not disease.

Oct 06 09:33

Missouri Doctor: ‘Just A Matter Of Time Before [Ebola] Is Carried To Every Corner Of The World’

“For months, doctors in my community — since we had a meeting six weeks ago — have been convinced that the United States will be importing clusters regularly. Right now, on the continent of West Africa, there are a million people in isolation, in quarantine, because of Ebola, and ten thousand passengers leave West Africa every single day. It’s just a matter of time before this disease is carried to every corner of the world.”

He insists the CDC is underplaying the threat posed by the disease and is intentionally misleading the public.

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"Look we have priorities! We need Americans to keep calm. We need Americans to go to work so they can pay taxes and the bankers. We need them to go to the shopping malls for the Christmas rush! We DEFINITELY need them to go vote next month! And THAT is what drives out decision making!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Oct 06 09:31

Ebola Patient in Dallas 'Fighting for His Life,' CDC Director Says

The Ebola patient in a hospital is "fighting for his life," but he remains the only confirmed victim of the disease in the United States, and public health officials remain confident about their ability to contain the disease, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday.

While expressing such confidence about the American effort, the director, Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, said on the CNN program "State of the Union" that in Africa, "the virus is spreading so fast that it's hard to keep up."

Oct 06 09:25

Netanyahu touts Obama relationship

"I don't want to sound like an old married couple, but the president said that he's had more meetings with me than with any other foreign leader," Netanyahu said in an interview that aired Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation." "I think we have a relationship of mutual respect and mutual appreciation."

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I read this quote, and have to ask myself: what is the next cave-in Obama promised to Netanyahu on this visit?!?

A strike against Iran, which will almost certainly bring Russia to the table militarily?!?

A complete sign-off on the right of Palestinians to live in East Jerusalem or the West Bank?!?

The mind boggles with possibilities here.

Oct 06 09:20

FLASHBACK 2000 - NY TIMES - Some May Carry Ebola Virus Without Having the Symptoms

The Ebola virus, which has caused deaths from high fever and bleeding in African outbreaks, can also infect without producing illness, according to a new finding by African and European scientists.

The possibility of asymptomatic infection was only suggested in earlier studies, they said in last week's issue of The Lancet, a medical journal published in London. Now they said they had documented such infections for the first time. They found that the Ebola virus could persist in the blood of asymptomatic infected individuals for two weeks after they were first exposed to an infected individual. How much longer the virus can persist is unknown.

All outbreaks of Ebola have been controlled by standard infection control measures such as effective body disposal, destroying or sterilizing contaminated equipment and appropriate use of gloves. But if people can be carriers without showing symptoms, it means control might be more difficult.

Oct 06 09:19

'Where are they getting all these folks from?' Author Naomi Wolf is condemned for suggesting ISIS hostages are ACTORS and be-headings aren't real

Author Naomi Wolf has been accused of being 'disrespectful' after suggesting footage of hostages being beheaded by ISIS militants isn't real.

The 51-year-old American writer made a series of controversial statements questioning the authenticity of the footage in a number of messages on her Facebook page.

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There are many reasons to suspect these beheading videos, all released by Rita Katz' SITE group (which has links to both American and Israeli intelligence agencies) are staged. But even if the beheadings are real, that does not tell us who did the crimes, only who we are supposed to blame for them!

Oct 06 09:15

Young and not buying into the American dream: Homeownership among young households is simply not picking up and shifting demographic trends.

If the American dream means owning a home, many younger Americans are opting out of that dream. Part of the reason may be a generational shift in having smaller families and a growing number of dual income no kid (DINK) households. That is part of it but a bigger reason is many younger Americans are financially in poor shape and unable to buy. Many are now part of a growing renter class. The recent Census data shows no reversal in this trend. Why would it? Many young Americans are also carrying high levels of student debt and in high cost areas like California, 2.3 million young adults are living at home with their parents because of financial challenges. This change has also impacted home builders since there is less of a need for large new homes when the demand is more for affordable rentals. Builders are keen to see this and that is why multi-family building permits are way up. What impact will this trend have on the housing landscape of America?

Oct 06 09:15

American scientist in 2006 called for using Ebola to exterminate 90% of the Earth’s population

What is noteworthy is a statement by an award-winning Texas scientist who in 2006 advocated for the extermination of 90% of the Earth’s population using an airborne Ebola virus. University of Texas professor Dr. Eric R. Pianka called Ebola, “His preferred method of exterminating over five billion human beings was via airborne Ebola (Ebola Reston), because it is both highly lethal and kills its victims in days rather than years.”

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The parenthetical appears to be a mistake, as the Ebola Reston strain is harmless to humans.

Oct 06 09:14

US waives child soldier sanctions on six nations

Washington is releasing some US$26 million to Yemen in military aid and boosting funds to armies in five other nations, waiving sanctions imposed for recruiting child soldiers.

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday fully waived sanctions and lifted bans on international military, education and training assistance to Yemen, Rwanda and Somalia applied under the Child Soldier Prevention Act, said deputy assistant secretary Michael Kozak.

Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan were also given partial waivers for specific military purposes, while sanctions were maintained on Myanmar, Sudan and Syria, found guilty of the widespread recruitment of children into their armies.

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The geopolitical hypocrisy of this decision just stinks to high heaven!!

IT is always, always morally wrong for any nation to recruit children into its military, and there can be no exceptions here.

Oct 06 09:12

Scanners ‘won’t detect Ebola’

MOTHBALLED body temperature scanners will stay in the crate after health authorities ruled them useless in screening arriving travellers for Ebola.

The devices were installed at all Australian airports during the 2009 swine flu pandemic, then removed amid doubts about their effectiveness.

Oct 06 09:06

New cracks in Hunterston reactor

New cracks found in the core of the Hunterston-B nuclear reactor could threaten operator EDF's plans to extend the Scottish power station's life.

Oct 06 09:05

Is Your Congressman Registered as a Paid Foreign Policy Lobbyists for Israel?

When it comes to personal greed be it building prestige or accumulating wealth, there are no Party lines for betrayal of one's honor, patriotism, constituencies, or Oath of Office.

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When a foreign government dictates US foreign policy, as Israel does to the US (particularly in regard to the Middle East), and no real concerns are shown for American voters and taxpayers in this equation, it is time for things to change, and rapidly.

Oct 06 09:04

Al Gore: ‘Global Warming Will Cause Millions of People’s Heads to Explode’

Former Vice President Al Gore issued a joint statement with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) this morning warning that unless drastic measures are taken this year to curb global warming, millions of people’s heads are going to explode. Speaking to U.N. delegates at the One World Economic Forum, Gore said the cumulative effects of drought, famine, global civil wars and eroding national monuments will spark what scientists call “homocranialcombustible” – or in layman’s terms, exploding human heads

Oct 06 09:03

Biden's Speech Might Backfire on Washington: Former Assistant Secretary of Treasury

Speech of the US Vice President Joe Biden can backfire on Washington, as it embarrasses the European Union members and demonstrates the US has intimidated them, Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, believes.

"One of the possible consequences is that his speech embarrasses European governments by showing that Europe is Washington's vassal," Roberts told RIA Novosti on Friday. "The other is that by pressing Europeans to act against their own interests, Washington might have been too much of a bully and hurt its future influence in Europe."

US Vice President said Thursday that the United States and US President Barack Obama, in particular, had forced the European Union members to "take economic hits to impose cost" on Russia.

Oct 06 09:00

Biden Admits the Origin of ISIS

US Vice President Joe Biden has made the latest in a series of chastening apologies, after the United Arab Emirates expressed “astonishment” at his Thursday remarks. Biden called US allies “the biggest problem” in fighting terrorism in the Middle East.

“The UAE’s counter-terrorism approach reflects a pioneering national commitment that recognises the extent of the danger posed by terrorism to the region and to its people,” said Gargash in a press release.

The assertions were in stark contrast to the incendiary remarks Biden uttered in an unguarded moment during a Q&A at Harvard University on Thursday, in which the official accused the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey of inciting radical Sunni elements to raise their weapons against Assad, who belongs to a sect of Shia Islam.

Oct 06 08:59

America is Truly a Country Run for the Few

The Bureau of Labor Statistics headline this morning reads:

“Payroll employment increases by 248,000 in September; unemployment rate declines to 5.9%.”

How can this be? US corporations are investing in buying back their own stocks, not in new business ventures that produce new jobs.

Oct 06 08:59

Monsanto Scandal Causes Reopening of US Investigation of GMO Wheat

Last year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) agencies investigated the appearance of what appeared to be GE wheat on an Oregon farm, and concluded that it was an isolated incident. The investigation was closed after ‘exhausting all leads,’ but new GMO wheat has been detected at the Montana State University’s Southern Agricultural Research Center (SARC) in Huntley, Montana, where Monsanto and researchers grew GE wheat as part of field trials from 2000 to 2003.

Oct 06 08:56

New Study In Journal Of Public Health Finds Autism And Cancer Related To Human Fetal DNA In Vaccines

snip: Even more alarming, Dr Theresa Deisher, lead scientist and SCPI founder noted that, “Not only are the human fetal contaminated vaccines associated with autistic disorder throughout the world, but also with epidemic childhood leukemia and lymphomas.”

Their study comes on the heels of recent breaking news that the CDC deliberately withheld evidence of the significant increase in autism among African-American boys who were vaccinated prior to 36 months of age. (See: http://www.examiner.com/article/whistleblower-reveals-cdc-cover-up-lin...).

So it should come as no surprise that the FDA has known for decades about the dangers of insertional mutagenesis by using the human fetal cell lines and yet, they chose to ignore it. Instead of conducting safety studies they regulated the amount of human DNA that could be present in a vaccine to no greater than 10ng. (www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ac/05/slides/5-4188S1_4draft.ppt)

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Oct 06 08:54

Hong Kong civil servants back at work as protests subside

Hong Kong civil servants returned to work at the government's headquarters Monday as pro-democracy protests which have paralysed the area for more than a week subsided in the face of a deadline to disperse.

Dozens of workers streamed along a footbridge and into the Central Government Offices complex in the harbourside Tamar district, an AFP reporter saw. Several hundred protesters remained in the area, well down on past numbers.

Oct 06 08:53

‘Ethnic cleansing for a better world’ — Richard Cohen says Palestinians brought the Nakba on themselves

Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen says that the Palestinians are to blame for the Nakba, the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in 1948 in which 750,000 Palestinians were expelled by or fled Zionist militias and were never allowed to return. In his new book Israel: Is It Good for the Jews? Cohen says that by resisting the Zionist movement to take their lands, the Palestinians gave the Jewish immigrants, with their “advanced culture,” no choice but to force them from their homes.

Oct 06 08:53

NYC teen spends 3 years in solitary with NO TRIAL after being falsely accused of stealing backpack

On May 15, 2010, Kalief Browder was returning home from a party in the Bronx with a friend. He was stopped by police, who were working on a tip that he had robbed someone earlier that night. In the backseat of the police car, the man who provided that tip pointed at Browder and said he had stolen something from him.

“I didn’t do it,” Browder responded. “I didn’t steal anything. Check my pockets.”

The police went back to the car to consult with the man in the backseat, who then changed his story, and said that the robbery had occurred a few weeks earlier.

Browder accompanied the police to the station, thinking, “I’m just going to be here for a couple hours. We’ll clear up this misunderstanding.”

It would be three years before the “misunderstanding” was cleared up.

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This should NEVER HAPPEN to ANY American kids, and particularly not to African American kids, who, in many cases, still have the legal deck stacked against them.

Oct 06 08:45

Disease plagues illegal immigrants; basic hygiene, lack of medications blamed

Communicable diseases continue to be a problem at the New Mexico facility built to house illegal immigrant families surging across the U.S.-Mexico border, and the immigrants themselves aren’t taking their own health care very seriously, according to an audit released Monday.

While the Border Patrol is doing a good job of handling the surge of illegal immigrant children traveling alone without their parents, the families who are being housed at a special facility continue to have health problems and trouble using the bathroom, the Homeland Security inspector general said.

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Oct 06 08:44

Lawsuit: Man claims mom’s cremated remains found dumped in suitcase after TSA inspection

A Cleveland man had carefully planned an emotional trip to take his mother’s cremated remains to a final resting place, but instead he says the journey turned horrific and upsetting.

Oct 06 08:43

Mexico hit by student massacre: At least 17 anti-corruption protesters 'rounded up, murdered and dumped in a mass grave' - and another 26 are missing

Forty-three students went missing after clash with corrupt police last month
State prosecutors now say arrested man told how 17 of them were killed
Captured protesters allegedly marched to grave site in Iguala, Guerrero
Then ‘killed and left in pits’, where authorities later found around 30 corpses

Oct 06 08:43

Police find man who rode in Ebola patient's ambulance

A homeless panhandler who rode in the same Dallas ambulance after Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan has been found after an extensive manhunt.

The 52-year-old man — who city officials identified as Michael Lively — was admitted to Parkland Memorial Hospital Sunday afternoon after being taken into custody by Dallas police officers. County Judge Clay Jenkins said he was taken to the hospital's psychiatric ward.

"He exhibited clear indicators that he needed to be taken to the psych ward," Jenkins told News 8.

Parkland spokesman Mike Malaise said Lively was later removed by health officials and taken to an undisclosed location for isolation.

Oct 06 08:42

See? We're the victims! - part 1

NBC photographer with Ebola has Jewish ties

Oct 06 08:42

See? We're the victims! - part 2

Swastikas found at Jewish frat house near Atlanta

Oct 06 08:39

Farmers fear fracking could spell financial ruin

Farmers fear they could face financial ruin from government plans to allow fracking beneath their land without compensation, the National Farmers' Union has warned.

Ministers pushing for shale gas exploration cannot take the support of rural communities for granted and are turning farmers against the process by appearing to brush side their concerns, it warned.

The Government is pressing ahead with new laws that would strip people of power to block fracking beneath their property or land. It has insisted no compensation will be paid to individual home and landowners, because they should not be affected by the gas or oil extraction deep beneath them.

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As reported at nyagainstfracking.org:

As the State rapidly approaches the deadline to decide whether to allow fracking to go forward in New York, residents from across Pennsylvania came forward to tell legislators their stories. New Yorkers Against Fracking also released an ad, which will initially run in the Albany and New York City markets highlighting stories of dead cows and poisoned water. Since fracking began in states outside of New York, there have been numerous reports of water contamination. Studies link fracking-related activities to contaminated groundwater; air pollution; illness, death, and reproductive problems in cows, horses and wildlife; and human health problems. “These stories from Pennsylvania are very alarming,” said Dr. Sheila Bushkin, MD, MPH of the Institute for Health and the Environment at University at Albany. “The perspective of the gas industry fails to show adequate concern for the long-term health and quality of life of people. When you listen to the personal experiences of actual residents of Pennsylvania and other states where fracking has gone forward, you will hear stories of dead cows, pets, sick children, poisoned water and other serious health and environmental problems. These stories confirm our need for much greater research and evidence-based scientific facts.” “My story is not unusual,” said Terry Greenwood, a farmer from Southwestern Pennsylvania. “After my cows drank from a pond that was contaminated by frackwater, 10 of the 19 calves were born stillborn.” “The industry says there are no problems,” said Matt Manning. “Well when the industry came to Northeastern PA, our water turned black and started bubbling. Our kids would cough and choke in the shower. It got so bad that the state required the companies to provide us with deliveries of clean water. But that’s not a long-term solution.”

Actually, in the UK, all fracking should be mandated beneath the homes of all members of the House of Lords and the House of Commons.

It would be very instructive to see how well THEY like it, and what their health costs would be

Oct 06 08:38

Twitter Agent Provocateur “Ahimla Jihada” Exposed As Fake

You won’t find a single person on earth named “Ahimla”. People have all kinds of crazy names. Frank Zappa named his kids Dweezil, Moon Unit, and even —as awesome as it is— Rodan. Ving Rhames named his kid Reignbeau. Yes. Pronounced “Rainbow”. David Duchovny named his kid…well…Kyd. But the twit behind this fake Twitter account had to use the one name that just didn’t exist on planet earth. Finally, the last name “Jihada”? That really took a lot of thought.

As for the picture, herein is something very sad and a lesson in sleuthing fabricated propaganda on the internet. Bookmark the URL https://www.tineye.com/ right now. Using this website you can upload any image and it will search the internet for every instance of the image and even similar images going back for years.

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Another propaganda hoax!

Oct 06 08:32

5 Acts of Staggering Hypocrisy from Self-Righteous Critics

Hobby Lobby Fights against Providing Birth Control for Its Employees, Invests in Companies That Manufacture Birth Control

Oct 06 08:30

First-ever trial to assess Guantanamo force-feeding begins today

An unprecedented trial to assess the legality of force-feeding methods used at Guantanamo Bay will begin today, Monday Oct 6, at 10am (EST) in courtroom 26A of the District Court, Washington DC.

Oct 06 08:30

Why We Allow Big Pharma to Rip Us Off

According to a new federal database put online last week, pharmaceutical companies and device makers paid doctors some $380 million in speaking and consulting fees over a five-month period in 2013.

Some doctors received over half a million dollars each, and others got millions of dollars in royalties from products they helped develop.

Oct 06 08:29

Surging dollar may be triple whammy for U.S. earnings

The suddenly unstoppable U.S. dollar is posing a triple threat to American companies' profits: driving up the costs of doing business overseas, suppressing the value of non-U.S. sales and, perhaps most worryingly, signaling weak international demand.

Oct 06 08:28

Shore town settles 3 excessive force lawsuits

The borough of Seaside Heights has settled three excessive force lawsuits against its police department since July.

As previously reported, the borough paid out $500,000 to a Toms River man who alleged police used pepper spray on him and threw him to the boardwalk. It also settled two other suits alleging excessive force for a total of $45,000.

The resolutions to the lawsuits were first reported by NJ Civil Settlements, which details settlements paid by New Jersey government agencies and their insurers to those who have sued them.

In one suit, Nicole A. Lamb of Voorhees received $25,000 after complaining she was assaulted by police following her arrest on Aug. 5, 2012.

Oct 06 08:27

Hewlett-Packard to split into two public companies, lay off 5,000

Hewlett-Packard Co (HPQ.N) said it would split into two listed companies, separating its computer and printer businesses from its faster-growing corporate hardware and services operations, and eliminate another 5,000 jobs as part of its turnaround plan.

HP said its shareholders would own a stake in both businesses through a tax-free transaction next year, the details of which still needed to be worked out.

Oct 06 08:25

Transmission of infectious diseases during commercialair travel - Lancet

The transmission of
Mycobacterium
tuberculosis
is the most studied model of the spread of
airborne pathogens aboard aircraft. Several studies
about in-flight transmission of tuberculosis have been
reported, with most being done in the mid-1990s.
4,29,30,39–41
Two of the seven investigations revealed a probable link
of onboard transmission. In the first occurrence, a flight
attendant was the index case, and two documented
tuberculin skin test conversions occurred during
5 months in 1992 in 212 fellow crew members and
59 frequent flyer passengers.
39
The second, and largest,
incident was of a passenger with pulmonary
tuberculosis travelling from Baltimore to Chicago and
then on to Honolulu.
29
Four of 15 fellow passengers
seated within two rows of the index passenger had
positive tuberculin skin test conversion. Although there
is a risk of tuberculosis within the aircraft cabin, no
cases of active disease have been reported as a result of

Oct 06 08:21

Infection Transmission During Air Travel

It is clear that due to lower air exchange rates and decreased sunlight, enclosed spaces such as buildings and transport vehicles are more susceptible to the transmission of infectious particles than are the outdoors.[1] Aircraft cabins are particularly worrisome due to high occupant densities and long exposure times. Well-documented outbreaks of tuberculosis, influenza, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and norovirus are alleged to have occurred during air travel.[2][3][4][5] All of these diseases are transmitted via either large droplets or aerosolization.[6]

Oct 06 08:19

Joe Biden’s Rhetorical Ineptness

His intellect is sorely lacking. His Senate years were notably unimpressive. He’s skilled at putting his foot in his mouth. He reinvents history.

On October 2, his comments riled nations allied with Washington’s Middle East wars. More on them below.

Oct 06 08:18

Israeli paper says Iran is close building Nukes...in 1984

lol the lies never change

Oct 06 08:16

Natural Gas is No Solution for Reducing CO2

President Obama's energy plan to reduce carbon emissions positions natural gas as the great bridge fuel, as its carbon emissions are half that of coal. Other coal still accounts for 39 percent of U.S. electricity generation. Natural gas extraction through fracking is booming, so much so that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission this week approved the highly contested $3.8 billion Cove Point natural gas processing and export facility, located in the Chesapeake Bay area of Maryland. This is the third such natural gas facility that the U.S. Department of Energy has approved this month.

Oct 06 08:14

Panetta: '30-year war' and a leadership test for Obama

Americans should be braced for a long battle against the brutal terrorist group Islamic State that will test U.S. resolve — and the leadership of the commander in chief, says Leon Panetta, who headed the CIA and then the Pentagon as Al Qaeda was weakened and Osama bin Laden killed.

"I think we're looking at kind of a 30-year war," he says, one that will have to extend beyond Islamic State to include emerging threats in Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen, Libya and elsewhere.

Oct 06 08:14

Experts starting to admit it may take vaccine to stop Ebola in West Africa

As West Africa's Ebola outbreak continues to rage, some experts are coming to the conclusion that it may take large amounts of vaccines and maybe even drugs — all still experimental and in short supply — to bring the outbreak under control.

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Here comes the cash-grab by Big Pharma! Apparently when the WHO said experimental and unproven therapies were allowable during this crisis, what they meant was that experimental and unproven therapies by big corporations are allowable during this crisis, as they are still blocking efforts to test and use alternative (non patentable) therapies such as colloidal silver. The history of vaccines is not reassuring, given how many vaccines have actually caused more harm than good, such as India's polio vaccine in 2011, or the 1976 Swine Flu vaccines here in the US. Indeed there are reports that the current Ebola outbreak is connected with an experimental vaccine trial at the research lab at Kenema.

Oct 06 08:07

47 Years Ago Today: The Fastest Manned Aircraft Flight Ever

It flew at nearly Mach 7, seven times the speed of sound and twice the speed of a rifle bullet. The speed record it set 47 years ago today still stands today.

It flew so high its pilots earned Air Force astronaut wings: 280,500 feet or 53.1 miles above the earth.

It pioneered technologies that were used on the SR-71 Blackbird, the space shuttle and the reusable spacecraft in Richard Branson’s future Virgin Galactic passenger space program.

And it killed test pilots in an era before redundant flight control systems and modern safety protocols for hypersonic flight.

It was the North American X-15. Today is the 47th anniversary of its fastest ever manned, powered flight.

Oct 06 08:03

Thermite and the WTC Collapses

This eight ton steel I-beam is six inches thick. It was selected to be preserved for future generations for the near perfect horseshoe bend ... it bent without almost a single crack in it. It takes thousands of degrees to bend steel like this.

Oct 06 08:00

Obama Accuses Himself Of Terrorism

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Nearly two years ago, in November, 2012, Barack Obama made his now infamous remarks that “there's no country on Earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders.” ...

One might fast forward to 2014 as the United States rains down bombs on sovereign Syrian soil...

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