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  • Alerts say major cyber attack aimed at gas pipeline industry

    05/06/2012 3:17:23 AM PDT · by Uncle Ike · 18 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor on ^ | updated 5/6/2012 1:13:23 AM ET | By Mark Clayton
    By Mark Clayton Staff writer Christian Science Monitor updated 5/6/2012 1:13:23 AM ET 2012-05-06T05:13:23 A major cyber attack is currently under way aimed squarely at computer networks belonging to US natural gas pipeline companies, according to alerts issued to the industry by the US Department of Homeland Security. At least three confidential "amber" alerts – the second most sensitive next to "red" – were issued by DHS beginning March 29, all warning of a "gas pipeline sector cyber intrusion campaign" against multiple pipeline companies. But the wave of cyber attacks, which apparently began four months ago – and may also...
  • New Mexico

    11/02/2010 8:38:04 PM PDT · by Uncle Ike · 5 replies
    KOAT TV, Albuquerque ^ | 11/02/2010 | various
    Martinez (R) wins Governorship - Denish concession speech due shortly... Pearce (R) leading Teague (D) 56-44%, 2nd Cong District Barela (R) and Heinrich (D) in a virtual tie for 1st Cong District...
  • Russian Police Detain Opposition Leaders

    08/22/2010 11:03:24 AM PDT · by Uncle Ike · 6 replies
    AP via MSNBC via MSN ^ | Aug 22, 2010 | LYNN BERRY
    MOSCOW — Police prevented about 100 opposition activists from marching through Moscow on Sunday with a giant Russian flag and detained three of their leaders, including prominent politician Boris Nemtsov. The opposition activists were celebrating Flag Day, a holiday honoring the tricolor flag adopted by a newly democratic Russia when the Soviet Union collapsed. Nemtsov said the decision to stop a march honoring the Russian flag showed the mentality of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's government. "The flag is a symbol of freedom and democracy, only not for Putin," Nemtsov said, speaking to The Associated Press from a city police precinct.
  • Consumers, Wall Street disagree on economy

    07/27/2010 7:11:04 PM PDT · by Uncle Ike · 6 replies · 3+ views
    MSNBC via MSN ^ | July 27, 2010 | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
    WASHINGTON — The disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street is growing. Americans' confidence in the economy faded further in July, according to a monthly survey released Tuesday, amid job worries and skimpy wage growth. That's at odds with Wall Street's recent rally fueled by upbeat earnings reports from big businesses such as chemical maker DuPont Co. and equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. That's because the pumped-up profits are being fueled by cost cuts like layoffs and overseas sales. In fact, big companies have shown few signs they're ready to hire. {snip} "Consumers have a much different view of the economy...
  • Mysterious plague outbreak among Syrian army

    07/07/2010 3:36:55 AM PDT · by Uncle Ike · 65 replies · 1+ views ^ | July 6, 2010 | Tina Redlup
    An outbreak of plague, which is considerd a potential bioweapon, among the Syrian military may be raising more questions than answers. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad recently ordered the shutdown of all Syrian military exercises due to a plague that currently affects a large number of military personnel, according to The Syrian president has told Syrian news sources that food and drinking water in military bases, coupled with one of the country’s worst droughts in over 40 years, are responsible for the outbreak of plague. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians are experiencing food shortages, nearly 60,000 small livestock owners have...
  • 5 die in Wash. refinery blast, fire

    04/03/2010 2:45:55 AM PDT · by Uncle Ike · 2 replies · 434+ views
    MSN/MSNBC ^ | 10:38 p.m. MT, Fri., April 2, 2010 | staff and news service reports
    ANACORTES, Wash. - An explosion and fire at a Washington state oil refinery shook homes and shot flames into the night sky early Friday, killing five people and critically injuring two others. The fire struck the Tesoro Corp. refinery in Anacortes, about 70 miles north of Seattle on Puget Sound, at about 12:30 a.m., the company said. The blaze occurred while maintenance work was being performed and was extinguished in about 90 minutes. Four workers -- two women and two men -- were airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, about 70 miles south of the refinery, with severe burns....

    11/16/2009 4:58:16 AM PST · by Uncle Ike · 49 replies · 2,604+ views
    Daily Express (UK) ^ | Sunday November 15,2009 | Greg Miskiw
    A cocktail of three flu viruses are reported to have mutated into a single pneumonic plague, which it is believed may be far more dangerous than swine flu. The death toll has reached 189 and more than 1 million people have been infected, most of them in the nine regions of Western Ukraine. President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko has called in the World Health Organisation and a team of nine specialists are carrying out tests in Kiev and Lviv to identify the virus. Samples have been sent to London for analysis. President Yushchenko said: “People are dying. The epidemic is...
  • SHOCK! Epidemic of pneumonic plague in Ukraine? (updated at 05:39 pm)

    10/30/2009 4:42:41 AM PDT · by Uncle Ike · 522 replies · 8,399+ views ^ | // 29.10.2009 // 12:54 // |
    SHOCK! Epidemic of pneumonic plague in Ukraine? (updated at 05:39 pm) Ministry of Health has not established the exact diagnosis of the epidemic disease in the western regions of Ukraine. Health Minister Vasyl Knyazevich has given information about spread of diseases in the Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk and Lviv Regions today at the meeting of Cabinet of Ministers. According to the Minister, the World Health Organization is ready to render assistance to Ukrainian experts and the Ministry of Health in order to establish the cause of death and development of disease flu in the Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk and Lviv Regions. "We are...
  • ACORN Announces Reforms After 'Pimp,' 'Prostitute' Videos

    09/16/2009 11:42:32 AM PDT · by Uncle Ike · 72 replies · 2,094+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, September 16, 2009 | N/A
    DEVELOPING: ACORN will immediately stop any "new intakes" — essentially freezing its operations — following the release of four videos that depict its workers assisting a man and woman posing as a pimp and prostitute in search of housing for their illegal business, its chief executive officer said. "As a result of the indefensible action of a handful of our employees, I am, in consultation with ACORN's Executive Committee, immediately ordering a halt to any new intakes into ACORN's service programs until completion of an independent review,"
  • [Vanity] "Service Temporarily Unavailable"

    08/12/2009 4:43:14 AM PDT · by Uncle Ike · 62 replies · 2,274+ views
    self | 08-12-2009 | self
    I've been getting a lot of "Service Temporarily Unavailable" pages this morning - and noticing the number of double- and even triple-posts, others are getting it too....
  • Merlin responds to suspected plague epidemic in Democratic Republic of Congo

    09/03/2005 12:31:41 AM PDT · by Uncle Ike · 9 replies · 446+ views
    Reuters AlertNet ^ | 02 Sep 2005
    Merlin, the British medical aid agency, has launched an emergency response to a suspected pneumonic plague epidemic that stemmed from a diamond mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo and has claimed at least 38 lives. More than 1,300 people identified with symptoms including high fever and acute shortness of breath have already been treated by Merlin’s mobile medical teams working alongside local health staff across three districts of the eastern province of Maniema.