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  • Mosin Nagant M1891 Air Rifle

    01/21/2015 3:35:15 PM PST · by dynachrome · 28 replies
    airgundepot.com ^ | 1/2015 | air gun depot
    One of the most beloved Russian military rifles is now available as a CO2 BB gun. This version of the 19th-century rifle- which was used in several Russian and Soviet wars- will become one of your favorite rifles because it's so crazy realistic- compact- lightweight and easy to handle. When you pick it up- you think you're handling the real steel. How did you ever manage to live without it? Yeah -- it's gonna be THAT much fun! Repeater Bolt-action Uses a 12-gram CO2 cartridge 16rd removable BB magazine Fixed front sight Rear sight adjustable for windage and elevation Polymer...
  • DreamWorks Animation plans substantial layoffs

    01/19/2015 3:13:53 PM PST · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1-19-14 | By RICHARD VERRIER
    Stung by a series of box office misfires and failed sale attempts, DreamWorks Animation plans a substantial number of layoffs, two people familiar with the matter said. In a move to cut operating costs, the Glendale studio intends to significantly reduce the size of its workforce, said the people, who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to discuss the plans. While the precise number of people who will lose their jobs has yet to be finalized, the number is expected to exceed the 350 layoffs that occurred in 2003 after the studio shelved production of the...
  • Russia may lift food import ban from Greece if it quits EU - Russian agriculture minister

    01/17/2015 7:25:48 AM PST · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    itar-tass.com ^ | 1-17-15 | itar-tass
    Russia may lift its ban on food imports from Greece in the event it quits the European Union, Russian Minister of Agriculture Nikolai Fyodorov told a news conference in Berlin on Friday. Fyodorov is leading an official Russian delegation to the International Green Week public exhibition for the food, agriculture, and gardening industry. “If Greece has to leave the European Union, we will build our own relations with it, the food ban will not be applicable to it,” he said. He said that European Union countries, which felt discomfort from the slump in proceeds from exports of foods to Russia,...
  • Freep a poll!( require high school students to pass a civics test to earn a diploma?)

    01/16/2015 3:30:27 AM PST · by dynachrome · 15 replies
    azfamily.com ^ | 1-15-14 | azfamily.com
    Should Arizona require high school students to pass a civics test to earn a diploma? yes no
  • Health Department reverses course, now says patient will be tested for Ebola(colorado)

    01/12/2015 4:10:23 PM PST · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    kdvr.com ^ | 1-12-15 | CARLY ANN MOORE AND SHAUL TURNER,
    DENVER — Again reversing course, health officials announced late Monday that a Denver Health patient under observation for possible Ebola virus exposure will in fact be tested for the virus, state health department officials said. Early Monday morning, a spokesman for Denver Health Medical Center said the patient had recently returned from areas of Africa where the Ebola virus was present and was being monitored.
  • Freep a Poll! (islam a religion of peace?)

    01/07/2015 1:49:35 PM PST · by dynachrome · 42 replies
    headlineoftheday.com ^ | 1-6-15 | Headline of the Day
    Is Islam a "Religion of Peace"? Yes. I don't know. No.
  • Kim Jong-un 'flies plane' in North Korea New Year video

    01/01/2015 8:55:53 AM PST · by dynachrome · 37 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1-1-15 | unattributed
    Kim Jong-un is said to have mastered the art of driving a car by the age of three, and now footage broadcast on North Korean state television appears to show that he is also a skilled pilot. In the video, which was originally broadcast on Tuesday, Kim can be seen looking through paperwork as he makes preflight checks before apparently taking control of the aircraft. Local media reported that Kim piloted the plane and landed it by himself as two assistants sat next to him.
  • North Korea was NOT behind the Sony hack.. insider named 'Lena' may be responsible. (truncated)

    12/25/2014 1:31:49 PM PST · by dynachrome · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12-25-14 | CHRIS SPARGO
    he FBI last week announced that they had discovered conclusive evidence proving the North Korean government was behind the Sony hack President Obama then attacked the country for their behavior during a news conference, and informed them that the United States would retaliate Now, the findings of the FBI are being called into question by many of the cybersecurity industry's leading experts What's more, after an independent investigation, Norse has determined that they believe a woman named 'Lena' is responsible for the hack Almost every expert stated that they believe the hack had to have been an inside job
  • Shooting that killed 16-year-old Paige Stalker may have been attempted robbery(Christmas in Detroit)

    12/25/2014 1:03:31 PM PST · by dynachrome · 20 replies
    wxyz.com ^ | 12-24-14 | WXYZ
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - Police now say that the shooting that led to the death of 16-year-old Grosse Pointe teen Paige Stalker may have been an attempted robbery. Three other teens - a girl and two boys - suffered non-life threatening injuries when the car they were sitting in was shot up. Officers say as many as 30 shots were fired into the car. Police are still searching for a suspect in the case. They say the teens originally told them stories that just didn't add up. However, officers now say they have gotten a very clear description of the man...
  • Cop shot and killed near Tampa Bay, Florida

    12/21/2014 8:06:28 AM PST · by dynachrome · 44 replies
    CBS ^ | 12-21-14 | CBS
    TAMPA BAY, Florida - A police officer was shot and killed in Tarpon Springs, a coastal town a few miles northwest of Tampa Bay. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office and the Tarpon Springs Police Department are investigating, reports CBS affiliate WTSP in Tampa. The shooting occurred around 3 a.m. on December 21, on Grand Boulevard in Tarpon Springs. The suspect in the shooting is in custody. Police were originally called out for a noise ordinance complaint as the suspect was banging on residential doors, WTSP reports. When police arrived the suspect shot one of the officers and then attempted to...
  • Freep a poll!(Florida allow concealed carry on the campuses of state colleges and universities?)

    12/11/2014 5:04:13 PM PST · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    theledger.com ^ | 12-11-14 | The Ledger
    Should Florida allow people to carry concealed weapons on the campuses of state colleges and universities? Yes No
  • Freep a Poll!(Why did the Democrats release their "report" on enhanced interrogation?)

    12/11/2014 1:55:50 PM PST · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    headlineoftheday.com ^ | 12-10-14 | Headline of the Day
    Why did the Democrats release their "report" on enhanced interrogation? They feel the world needs to know about torture. I don't know. They delight in hurting the United States military and intelligence agencies
  • Zimbabwe: President Mugabe fires vice president (accuses her of being a witch)

    12/09/2014 3:54:53 PM PST · by dynachrome · 51 replies
    AP ^ | 12-9-14 | FARAI MUTSAKA
    Mugabe recently accused Mujuru of plotting to assassinate him and branded her a witch. The ministers of energy, education, public service and social welfare, presidential affairs, communication and postal services are among the other members of Cabinet who were fired.
  • Sony Hackers Apparently Demand Studio Pull ‘The Interview’

    12/08/2014 3:36:46 PM PST · by dynachrome · 9 replies
    variety ^ | 12-8-14 | Ted Johnson
    A group calling itself GOP posted a message online on Monday that warned Sony to stop “immediately showing the movie of terrorism which can break the regional peace and cause the war.” GOP — which stands for Guardians of Peace — did not specifically identify the movie. Authorities have been investigating whether the hacker attack is in some way be connected to “The Interview,” the movie that has generated condemnation from the government of North Korea.
  • Freep a Poll! (How do feel about America's decline under Obama?)

    12/04/2014 5:42:17 PM PST · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    headlineoftheday.com ^ | 12-4-14 | Headline of The Day
    How do feel about America's decline under Obama? I'm glad Obama brought the U.S. down a notch. I don't know. The U.S. will be great again again once the grown-ups are in charge.
  • TRUCK SPILLS NEW YORK TIMES PAPERS ON KING OF PRUSSIA HIGHWAY RAMP

    12/04/2014 10:05:06 AM PST · by dynachrome · 30 replies
    ABC ^ | 12-4-14 | ABC6
    KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (WPVI) -- A tractor-trailer carrying 19,000 copies of advanced sections for Sunday's New York Times overturned on a highway ramp outside Philadelphia, littering the side of the road with bundles of Arts & Leisure, Travel and Book Review. A Times spokeswoman says the driver appeared to sustain minor injuries in the crash around 5:30 a.m. Thursday on a ramp connecting the eastbound Schuylkill Expressway to Route 202 in King of Prussia. They're awaiting toxicology test results. Eileen Murphy, the Times' vice president for corporate communication, says the 18-wheeler was en route to drop off sections printed...
  • The Savage Nation - DECEMBER 2014 - 3 TO 6pm ET

    12/03/2014 2:01:36 PM PST · by dynachrome · 64 replies
    http://www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 12-3-14 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • 'Mom, I don’t know how to fight': French 'ISIS newbies' seek escape route from jihad

    12/02/2014 3:06:16 PM PST · by dynachrome · 24 replies
    RT ^ | 12-2-14 | RT
    Some of the “IS newbies” complain they have been misled into journeying to the Middle East. “I have done almost nothing except distributing clothes and food. I also helped clean weapons and transported the bodies of fighters killed in the clashes. Winter is beginning. It's getting very hard,“ wrote one of the militants from a base in Aleppo in northern Syria. Some messages look like they have been written by homesick schoolboys who are waiting for their moms in summer camp rather than brutal extremists responsible for mass executions of innocent civilians. “I'm sick and tired [of being here]. My...
  • 10 things the beer industry won’t tell you

    11/29/2014 12:34:36 PM PST · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 11-29-14 | PRIYA ANAND
    Would you pass the test to become a certified beer server? Here’s a sample quiz, courtesy of the Cicerone Certification Program. 1. English hops are often associated with which flavor attributes? Oaky, vanilla Herbal, earthy Citrus, resiny Flowery, perfumey
  • The World's Oil Giants Got Crushed (stocks)

    11/28/2014 4:20:56 PM PST · by dynachrome · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11-28-14 | MYLES UDLAND
    On Thursday, oil prices crashed. And on Friday, shares of oil companies around the world followed suit. Here were some of the biggest losers on Friday: BP (BP), down 5% Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A), down 6% Total (TOT), down 5% Statoil (STO), down 14% Exxon Mobil (XOM), down 5% ConocoPhillips (COP), down 9% Marathon Oil (MRO), down 13% Occidental Petroleum (OXY), down 7%
  • Illustrating Chicago Values (244 Teenagers Have Been Shot In Chicago Since Michael Brown Died)

    11/25/2014 3:39:41 PM PST · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    Hey Jackass! ^ | 11-25-14 | Hey Jackass!
    November to Date Shot & Killed: 29 Shot & Wounded: 99 Total Shot: 128 Total Homicides: 32 Totals Since Ferguson (Aug 9 – Nov 24) Shot & Killed: 130 Shot & Wounded: 725 Total Shot: 855 Total Homicides: 155
  • Brooklyn man rushed to Bellevue with Ebola-like symptoms

    11/20/2014 3:16:38 PM PST · by dynachrome · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11-20-14 | Natasha Velez
    A Brooklyn man, who recently returned from West Africa, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital with Ebola-like symptoms Thursday, police sources said. The man, whose name is being withheld by The Post, returned from Mali on Nov. 14, and came down with flu-like symptoms which are similar symptoms to those exhibited by patients suffering from Ebola, the sources said.
  • Freep a Poll! (Do you believe Bill Clinton raped Juanita Broaddrick?)

    11/19/2014 3:08:04 PM PST · by dynachrome · 35 replies
    headlineoftheday.com ^ | 11-19-14 | Headline of the Day
    Do you believe Bill Clinton raped Juanita Broaddrick? Yes I don't know No
  • Citigroup banker found dead with throat slit in swanky apartment (New York)

    11/19/2014 3:04:35 PM PST · by dynachrome · 88 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11-19-14 | Kevin Dugan, Erin Calabrese and Beckie Strum
    here was no knife recovered at the scene, leading officials to suspect the death was not a suicide, and they were trying to determine who had access to his apartment. One-bedroom apartments at the building are listed at more than $1 million.
  • Wal-Mart told store managers to match online prices with Amazon

    11/13/2014 5:17:05 PM PST · by dynachrome · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11-13-14 | Nathan Layne
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc has informed managers of its roughly 5,000 stores across the United States that they can match prices with Amazon.com Inc and other online retailers, the head of the company's U.S. business said on Thursday.
  • Kim K------n’s App Made $43.4 Million (censored name)

    11/10/2014 2:24:06 PM PST · by dynachrome · 25 replies
    The Vulture ^ | 11-10-14 | Lindsey Weber
    She hasn't hit the projected $200 million just yet (and might not), but Glu Games just announced that Kim K's iPhone game, Kim K--------n Hollywood, took in $43.4 million in Q3. According to an earnings call, the infamous game has been downloaded almost 23 million times and played for almost 6 billion minutes. Just imagine what you could buy with $43.4 million K-stars.
  • HuffPost defends disciplinary actions against reporters, editors

    11/08/2014 7:28:05 AM PST · by dynachrome · 1 replies
    Capital New York ^ | 11-6-14 | Joe Pompeo
    Earlier this week, a reporter, an editor and a copy editor were suspended over a story they'd worked on highlighting criticisms of a financial partnership between The Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education and the activewear retailer Lululemon. There were no errors, fabrications or plagiarized quotes in the story, but a version originally published on Saturday relied primarily on critical anonymously posted comments appearing on the Lululemon website. (The quotations taken from those comments have been removed from the Huffington Post article, according to an editor's note attached to the piece.) Several months earlier, in August, a junior-level writer...
  • Number of People Under "Active Monitoring" for Ebola in NYC Triples, City Officials Say

    11/05/2014 5:37:38 PM PST · by dynachrome · 25 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 11-5-14 | NBC
    The number of people under "active monitoring" for Ebola symptoms has increased from 117 on Monday to 357 people Wednesday, health officials said. The vast majority of those being monitored arrived in New York City within the past 21 days from the three Ebola-affected countries, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation said in a statement. Others being monitored are the staff caring for Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician being treated for Ebola at Bellevue Hospital, the lab workers who conducted his blood tests and the FDNY EMTs who transported the doctor. All of those being monitored showed no...
  • Poloz’s prescription for unemployed youth: Work for free (Canada, eh?)

    11/04/2014 6:28:26 PM PST · by dynachrome · 5 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | 11-4-14 | TAVIA GRANT
    Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz has sparked controversy by suggesting young people ought to consider unpaid work as a way to gain job experience. “When I bump into youths, they ask me, you know, ‘What am I supposed to do in a situation?’ I say, look, having something unpaid on your CV is very worth it because that’s the one thing you can do to counteract this scarring effect. Get some real-life experience even though you’re discouraged, even if it’s for free,” Mr. Poloz told reporters Monday in Ottawa.
  • Venezuela steps up battle to keep shelves stocked and prices low ahead of Christmas

    11/02/2014 5:18:39 PM PST · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/1/14 | Jorge Rueda
    Venezuela is stepping up efforts to combat shortages and rising places so families can have a merry Christmas complete with 12-cent sacks of sugar and 50-cent chickens. President Nicolas Maduro announced Friday that he is deploying hundreds of inspectors to enforce the government's price regulations, which set the cost of everything from milk to toothbrushes artificially low. "Today we deploy, and in November and December you will see that we have guaranteed a happy Christmas for the people," he said during televised remarks.
  • Deutsche Bank Lawyer Found Dead in New York in Suicide

    10/25/2014 8:51:15 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 24 replies
    Wall Street journal ^ | 10-25-14 | DAVID ENRICH, JENNY STRASBURG and PERVAIZ SHALLWANI
    Calogero Gambino Had Been Closely Involved in Negotiating Legal Issues for Deutsche Bank ino, has died of a suicide in New York, according to New York City officials and others familiar with the circumstances of his death.
  • Freep a Poll! (What Are You Doing For Halloween?)

    10/23/2014 3:44:29 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 52 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 10-23-14 | CBS Baltimore
    What Are You Doing For Halloween? Watching scary movies Eating candy Dressing up and going to a party Handing out candy to trick-or-treaters I don't know yet I don't celebrate
  • We don't need an Ebola czar

    10/18/2014 6:57:08 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 46 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10-17-14 | Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University
    There is no case for an American Ebola czar, least of all another political "fixer" who has no expertise in public health. This is just another case of the Obama administration putting politics before substance, and cowering at the idiocy and vileness of the Republicans in Congress. We already have an enormously competent national Ebola leader: Tom Frieden at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We already have an enormously competent coordinator for U.S. Ebola aid overseas: Raj Shah, the Administrator of USAID. What we need now is a president who backs up his front-line team.
  • "Minimum Guaranteed Income" for 700,000 persons (Greece)

    10/18/2014 6:47:55 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 23 replies
    capital.gr ^ | 10-15-14 | unattributed
    The implementation of the "Minimum Guaranteed Income" (MGI) measure is the most important social reform, Labour Minister Yiannis Vroutsis said on Tuesday during the MGI presentation attended by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and Government Vice-President and PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos. According to AMNA, the crisis has revealed in the most obvious way the distortions, the gaps and the contradictions of the social protection system in Greece, Vroutsis noted, adding that the system was inefficient and incomplete both socially and economically. The MGI comes to give an answer to all these issues, he added. The implementation of the measure will start...
  • Metro bus driver quarantined after passenger yells 'I have Ebola!'(los angeles)

    10/14/2014 3:02:57 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10-13-14 | VERONICA ROCHA
    Metro driver has been quarantined and the bus he was operated taken out of service after a masked passenger began yelling, "Don't mess with me, I have Ebola!" Metro officials said they are working with Los Angeles County sheriff's transit authorities to review surveillance footage taken from inside the bus to determine the identity of the masked passenger, who was accompanied by a woman, Metro spokesman Marc Littman said. The Monday afternoon incident is being investigated as a possible terrorist threat because of the fear it incited, he said. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials don't believe the...
  • U.S. needs to rethink Ebola infection controls says CDC chief

    10/13/2014 3:18:07 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-13-14 | LISA MARIA GARZA AND TERRY WADE
    "We have to rethink the way we address Ebola infection control. Even a single infection is unacceptable," Frieden told reporters. "The care of Ebola is hard. We're working to make it safer and easier."Frieden also apologized for remarks on Sunday, when the nurse's infection was first disclosed, that suggested she was responsible for a breach in protocols that exposed her to the virus. Some healthcare experts said the comments failed to address deep gaps in training hospital staff to deal with Ebola.
  • CALAIS MIGRANTS REJECT FOOD HANDOUTS AS 'NOT SPICY ENOUGH' (France)

    10/09/2014 2:21:25 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-8-14 | DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
    Migrants living rough near the port of Calais in France have turned down free food hand-outs, claiming the food on offer was not spicy enough for their tastes in an incident branded “very disappointing” by charity workers. A small group of the migrants prevented others from taking the food, leading to the food on offer having to be scrapped, the Local has reported. The food was being handed out by aid charity ‘Salam’. Jean-Claude Lenoir, a worker with the charity described the scene: “The leaders staged a small coup, and prevented the others from coming to eat.” The food was...
  • Libs Claim Using the Term “OBOLA” Is Racist

    10/09/2014 2:00:25 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 111 replies
    shtfplan.com ^ | 10-9-14 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Liberal journalists are now claiming that Americans who use the term #Obola are racist and xenophobic, continuing the trend whereby any criticism of President Obama is hastily characterized as a racial slur. In an article for the Verge entitled Ebola panic is getting pretty racist, feminist journalist Arielle Duhaime-Ross blames Dinesh D’Souza and Michael Savage for popularizing the hashtag #Obola as a “racist xenophobic….banner to rally around,” despite the fact that the meme patently represents a witty encapsulation of what many see as the federal government’s botched response to the Ebola outbreak and the failure to block flights from West...
  • Turner to reduce headcount by 10% (CNN)

    10/07/2014 2:20:43 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 10-6-14 | Brian Stelter
    Turner Broadcasting, the parent company of CNN, will cut its total workforce by about 10% in the coming weeks through a mix of buyouts, layoffs and other measures, the company said Monday. The reductions are part of a broader effort to save money and refocus investment, known internally as Turner 2020. The company said about 1,475 positions — out of 14,000 full-time positions worldwide — would be eliminated in the coming weeks. Within CNN Worldwide, where the workforce totals roughly 3,500, about 300 positions will be cut, according to a person with direct knowledge of the plan, totaling 8.5%.
  • Ebola alert in Salzburg: Young Africans in quarantine [Austria]

    10/06/2014 3:39:18 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 25 replies
    salzburg.com ^ | 10-6-14 | unattributed
    The police attacked a 15-year-old from Liberia on the Walser mountain. The teenager said his family had died of the disease. The crisis team met. Maybe Salzburg has its first suspected case of Ebola since Monday. In the afternoon the police had picked up a young man from Liberia on the Walser mountain during a Schengen investigation. He was traveling alone and claimed to be 15 years old. The reason for his escape from Liberia he called the Ebola epidemic raging there: His family had died. He was then rushed to the provincial hospital. He is now on Infectious Diseases...
  • Patient being tested in Delaware for possible Ebola virus

    10/05/2014 5:30:44 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 76 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 10-5-14 | Fox News
    A patient with Ebola-like symptoms is being tested for the deadly virus at a Delaware hospital, Fox News confirmed Sunday. A nurse at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital in Dover confirmed to Fox News that a patient exhibiting Ebola symptoms has been placed in isolation in the hospital and is being tested for the deadly virus, but did not give any more detail. The only confirmed U.S. Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, is in critical condition at a Dallas hospital.
  • Strikers threaten to blow up French factory, stalling Hollande’s bid for economic reforms

    10/02/2014 2:53:09 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 5 replies
    National Post ^ | 10-1-14 | Rory Mulholland
    Striking factory workers in France have threatened to blow up their place of employment in the latest round of hostile industrial action stalling President Francois Hollande’s economic reforms. Employees at the Electrolux vacuum cleaner factory near the Belgian border in Revin lit a trail of wooden pallets on Tuesday that was intended to act as a fuse leading to a propane gas tank near the main building of the factory. The stunt, which drew French police and fire crews to the scene, was the latest in a wave of strike action that has threatened to derail President Hollande’s government. It...
  • JPMorgan Chase Says More Than 76 Million Accounts Compromised in Cyberattack

    10/02/2014 2:35:28 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10-2-14 | JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG and MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN
    A cyber attack this summer on JPMorgan Chase compromised more than 76 million household accounts and seven million small-business accounts, making it among the largest corporate hacks ever discovered. The latest revelations, which were disclosed in a regulatory filing on Thursday, vastly dwarf earlier estimates that hackers had gained access to roughly one million customer accounts. The new details about the extent of the hack — which began in June but was not discovered until July — sent JPMorgan scrambling for the second time in just three months to contain the fallout.
  • Reporting on Ebola: First rule is you don’t touch anyone

    10/01/2014 6:27:32 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10-1-14 | Lenny Bernstein
    You don’t touch anyone in Liberia. Not kids, not adults, not other Westerners, not the colleagues you arrived with. It is the rule of rules, because while everyone able is taking precautions, you just can’t be sure where the invisible, lethal Ebola virus might be. Once the virus is on your fingers, it would be frighteningly easy to rub an eye and infect yourself. Our first day of reporting took us to all of Monrovia’s treatment centers. All were full, or nearly so. Outside each one were very sick people who couldn’t get in. As I interviewed them, I stood...
  • What preppers are doing about Ebola

    10/01/2014 4:03:31 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 46 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10-1-14 | Chris Morris
    The so-called prepper community has a long list of concerns—and for quite some time Ebola has been near the top of it. Experts, though, are split on whether the confirmation that the disease has entered the U.S. will spur a rush in equipment sales. Even as awareness of doomsdayers grows thanks to a reality series on the National Geographic Channel, sales of supplies like canned food and hand-cranked flashlights had actually begun to level off before Tuesday. And since Ebola has been on the community's radar for so long, many people have already stocked up. "I think that a lot...
  • Swiss reject switch from private to state health insurance

    09/28/2014 6:45:57 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9-28-14 | Jonathan FOWLER
    Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a plan for a seismic shift from the country's all-private health insurance system to a state-run scheme. Referendum results showed that almost 62 percent of voters had shot down a reform pushed by left-leaning parties which say the current private system is busting the budgets of ordinary residents. The results also underlined the national divisions over the hotly-contested issue as the country's German-speaking regions voted against the plan, while their French-speaking counterparts were in favour. Switzerland's private insurance lobby hailed the vote.
  • Ebola Epidemic Worsening, Sierra Leone Expands Quarantine Restrictions

    09/26/2014 3:29:50 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9-25-14 | ADAM NOSSITER
    Acknowledging that the Ebola epidemic sweeping Sierra Leone was worsening, officials here put hundreds of thousands more citizens under quarantine on Thursday, sealing off more than a quarter of the country and warning travelers not to get out of their vehicles in the districts under isolation. Nearly all of the country’s 14 districts are now under either total or partial quarantine, with over one million people affected, as the disease advances into new areas. Infection rates have been rising in the capital, Freetown, a dangerous development because of the city’s density. Continue reading the main story RELATED COVERAGE Global Response...
  • Draft Law Allows Russia to Seize Foreign Assets in Response to Sanctions

    09/25/2014 2:08:22 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 7 replies
    Reuters via Moscow times ^ | 9-25-14 | Yevgeny Razumny
    Russian courts could get the green light to seize foreign assets on Russian territory under a draft law intended as a response to Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. The draft, which was submitted to parliament on Wednesday by a pro-Kremlin deputy, would also allow state compensation for an individual whose property is seized in foreign jurisdictions. Italian authorities this week seized property worth about 30 million euros ($40 million) belonging to companies controlled by Arkady Rotenberg, an ally of President Vladimir Putin targeted by the U.S. and European Union sanctions. The draft law, published on a parliamentary database, would...
  • China will never support sanctions against Russia — Russian official

    09/24/2014 2:56:42 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 3 replies
    ITAR-TASS ^ | 9-23-14 | Itar-Tass
    BEIJING, September 23. / ITAR-TASS/. China will never support or join recently imposed sanctions against Russia, Valentina Matviyenko, the speaker of the Russian parliament’s upper chamber, said on Tuesday following her talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The speaker of the Federation Council quoted the Chinese president as saying, that China will never support sanctions against Russia, no matter how much pressure is exerted on them. According to Matviyenko, China publicly stated its opinion on the inadmissibility of unilateral sanctions, their illegitimacy and counter-productivity.
  • Freep a Poll!(Should the U.S. commit to a major effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?)

    09/24/2014 2:22:50 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 25 replies
    http://www.theledger.com/ ^ | 9-24-14 | The Ledger
    Should the U.S. and other nations commit to a major international effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? yes. no.