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  • Texas officials say 80 people may have been exposed to Ebola patient -NBC

    10/02/2014 6:01:16 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07:21 EST, 2 October 2014
    The health officials said 80 people may have come into contact with Duncan, NBC reported. Earlier, they had put the figure at up to 18, including five children. State officials delivered the order on Wednesday night to the family of the patient, who has been identified as Thomas Eric Duncan of Liberia. Family members must stay home until Oct. 19 and not have any visitors without approval, officials said. "We have tried and true protocols to protect the public and stop the spread of this disease," said Dr. David Lakey, Texas health commissioner. "This order gives us the ability to...
  • GOP surges in Alaska Senate race

    10/02/2014 4:51:06 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 2 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    The Republican has surged to a lead against Sen. Mark Begich (D) in recent polls in the race that’s likely to be critical to the balance of Senate power. Though the race is expected to remain close, some Democrats are worried that Begich is playing catch-up in a state where it’s tough to make up ground for their party.
  • Word For The Day, Tuesday, Rocktober 2, 2014 – coxcomb

    10/02/2014 4:19:01 AM PDT · by secret garden · 21 replies
    dictionaries ad nauseam | 2 October 2014 | Thursday's sub
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". coxcomb \ KOKS-kohm \ , noun 1. a conceited, foolish dandy; pretentious fop.2. Archaic. head; pate.3. Obsolete. cockscomb Example sentences:In a country where intellect and action are trammelled and restrained, men of rank and fortune may become idlers and triflers with impunity; but an English coxcomb is inexcusable…-- Washinton Irving, Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists, A Medley , 1821 The comet is predicted to reach aphelion a mere 22 years from now. "...He...
  • Donald Trump calls 'black-ish' title racist on Twitter

    10/02/2014 2:45:12 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    Zap2it ^ | October 1 , 2014
    Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump Follow How is ABC Television allowed to have a show entitled "Blackish"? Can you imagine the furor of a show, "Whiteish"! Racism at highest level?
  • Third Circuit gives narrow reading to exclusionary rule

    10/02/2014 2:37:59 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 1 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 2, 2014 | Orin Kerr
    I’ve blogged a few times about the Third Circuit’s litigation in United States v. Katzin, a case on the Fourth Amendment implications of installing a GPS device. Initially, a panel of the court held that installing a GPS device on a car requires a warrant and that the exclusionary rule applied because there was no binding precedent allowing the government to install the device. Next, DOJ moved for en banc rehearing of just the exclusionary rule holding, which the Third Circuit granted. That brings us to the new development: On Wednesday, the en banc Third Circuit ruled that the exclusionary...
  • From the Border, Whistleblowin’ in the Wind

    10/02/2014 2:15:39 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | October 1, 2014 | Ryan Lovelace
    A whistleblowing Border Patrol agent alleges that the Department of Homeland Security ignored health and safety concerns in attempting to transport illegal immigrants to a facility in Murrieta, Calif., the site of a high-profile confrontation between DHS and local citizens this past summer. In a whistleblower disclosure document obtained by National Review Online, the agent alleges that the federal government knowingly transported illegal immigrants to facilities that were unequipped to process them; disregarded repeated warnings from a Border Patrol agent about the public-health risks posed by the immigrants, many of whom were suffering from infectious diseases; rejected multiple offers of...
  • Today's Toons 10/2/14

    10/02/2014 1:26:22 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 5 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 10/2/14 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • White lesbian mother sues sperm bank after she gave birth to mixed-race...

    10/01/2014 11:52:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    MAIL ONLINE ^ | Michael Zennie for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: White lesbian mother sues sperm bank after she gave birth to mixed-race baby because she was sent black man's sperm A white lesbian mother is suing a Chicago sperm bank after she claims she was mistakenly sent a black man's sperm and gave birth to a mixed-race daughter. Jennifer Cramblett, 36, claims the mistake has caused her stress and anguish because her family is racist and she lives in a small, all-white Uniontown in northeast Ohio. In a lawsuit filed this week in Cook County, Illinois, Ms Cramblett says Midwest Sperm Bank sent her several vials of a...
  • Gulf Arabs demand return of state authority in Yemen

    10/01/2014 10:54:02 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-2-2014
    Gulf Arab states have demanded the restoration of government authority in Yemen, issuing a thinly veiled criticism of rebels with ties to Iran who have taken control of the capital, Sanaa. Fighters from the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi movement seized Sanaa on Sept. 21 after overrunning an army brigade affiliated to the moderate Islamist Islah party, making them effectively the power brokers in the country. The Houthis have since refused to quit the capital, which they control despite an agreement they signed with President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to make them a part of the government. An emergency meeting of Gulf Cooperation...
  • A new case for Congressional term limits

    10/01/2014 10:26:17 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 1, 2014 | George Will
    “The legislative department is everywhere . . . drawing all power into its impetuous vortex.” — James Madison, Federalist 48 Unfortunately, Congress’s vortex now spins the other way, throwing off powers that the executive scoops up. Hence this autumn’s spectacle: Feverish House and Senate candidates waging ferocious campaigns to win or retain offices that are of rapidly diminishing significance. It is official: America “is at war.” We know this because the president’s press secretary says so. Congress has not said so, but many members say that the Islamic State must be countered and that they may have more to say...
  • U.S. report cites safety lapses at New Mexico nuclear lab

    10/01/2014 10:06:35 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    Chronic lapses in safety procedures at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico may have led to a radiation leak that has forced a prolonged shutdown across the state of the only permanent U.S. nuclear waste repository, federal inspectors said on Wednesday. The inspectors, in a sharply critical report, sought to explain how a barrel of plutonium-tainted debris from the nuclear weapons lab near Santa Fe ended up improperly packaged before it was shipped off for burial 300 miles away at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. The leak of radiation, a small amount of which escaped to the surface...
  • Dallas Ebola Patient VOMITED WILDLY Outside Apartment On Way to Hospital

    10/01/2014 9:59:34 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 108 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/1/14 | Jim Hoft
    Thomas Duncan was vomiting wildly outside of this apartment on the way to the hospital. Yahoo reported: Two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, the man who is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex as he was bundled into an ambulance.
  • Prayer Request for Freeper Gefn

    10/01/2014 9:50:21 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 68 replies
    Now | Me
    Freeper Gefn is in the ER with possibly failing kidneys. She contacted me to ask for your prayers. She'd also appreciate it if you'd post any favorite LOLcritters you might have - she's alone and scared and in a lot of pain, and she really loves them.
  • Constitutional problems with international courts

    10/01/2014 9:50:01 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 1, 2014 | Eugene Kontorovich
    The Cornell Law Review has just published my new article, “Three International Courts and Their Constitutional Problems.” The article considers the constitutionality of joining the International Criminal Court in light of largley forgotten debates over two prior international tribunals: the Mixed Commissions for the slave trade in the early 19th century, and the International Prize Court in the early 20th Century. The U.S. ultimately signed onto both projects, but only after changing their scope or jurisdiction to comport with constitutional concerns. The paper lies at the intersection of international law, constitutional law, and foreign relations. But really its a federal...
  • Minneapolis community fights recruiters for jihad

    10/01/2014 9:49:34 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    My 9 NJ / AP ^ | 10-1-2014 | AMY FORLITI
    Every evening after work, Abdirizak Bihi strolls through neighborhood parks where young Somalis shoot hoops and play soccer. He tells jokes, urges them to clean up their trash and even grabs the basketball to take a few shots. It may seem like fun, but Bihi's eyes are scanning the playgrounds and ball courts of Minneapolis for something sinister - anyone who might try to recruit these kids to join a jihad overseas. If Bihi doesn't show up for his personal patrol for five, six or seven days, "somehow the word gets out, and they're back," he said. Community members and...
  • No, the FCC may not ban the use of “Redskins” on radio and television

    10/01/2014 9:42:51 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 27 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 1, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    Prof. John Banzhaf has filed a petition asking the FCC to revoke the broadcast license of stations that use the word “Redskins.” Some “longtime participants in the FCC regulatory process” — including former FCC chair Reed Hundt — have likewise argued that, It is impermissible under law that the FCC would condone, or that broadcasters would use, obscene pornographic language on live television. This medium uses government owned airwaves in exchange for an understanding that it will promote the public interest. Similarly, it is inappropriate for broadcasters to use racial epithets as part of normal, everyday reporting. Current FCC chair...
  • Report: “Disaster Teams Were Notified Months Ago They Would Be Activated in October”

    10/01/2014 9:32:13 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 40 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10/1/14 | Mac Slavo
    A public tweet from a large government supplier of emergency response products specializing in “high risk events” says that Disaster Assistance Response Teams were told to prepare to be activated in the month of October. The shocking revelation, made on the Goldenstate Fire/EMS Twitter page, suggests that not only did someone know that the Ebola virus would be reaching America, but that they knew exactly when it would happen.

    10/01/2014 9:20:26 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 27 replies ^ | 10/1/14 | by CAROLINE MAY
    NANCY PELOSI CHIDES REPORTER FOR USING TERM 'ILLEGAL ALIENS' House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took issue with the term “illegal aliens” during a Wednesday press conference. Reacting to a question from a reporter about whether President Obama’s planned executive actions should also deal with Iraqis living illegally in the United States, Pelosi corrected the reporter who used the term “illegal aliens.” “Are you referring to undocumented people who are in the United States?” Pelosi questioned. “Illegal aliens, yes ma’am,” the reporter responded. “Undocumented people, OK,” Pelosi said again. Advocates have pushed back in recent years against the term “illegal alien,”...
  • College student who plunged to death on cruise was watching Miami sunrise

    10/01/2014 8:25:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    · ^ | October 01, 2014
    Kendall Wernet, 20, who was originally from South Carolina, was with a group of about five who climbed the mast on the ship, The Ecstasy, and sat there for about 45 minutes talking about life and their future. One person in the group said no drinking had been involved. Wernet was standing when a radar dish on the restricted platform started to rotate, Steve Acorn, a mentor who was with the group, told the station. The student was knocked over to the runner's track below ... "He was the kind of guy, that if you had a daughter, you'd want...
  • Thomas Eric Duncan (Ebola) should be tried and executed for premeditated murder

    10/01/2014 7:51:35 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 62 replies
    Stories on Duncan's actions and itinerary | 1 October 2014 | Mene
    Thomas Eric Duncan should be indicted for premeditated murder, tried and executed. News sources now say this man carried an Ebola-infected relative to and from the hospital (no treatment available for her - sympathy there). He had to know he had been exposed to Ebola and in all likelihood was going to be infected. Yet, he deliberately came to the U.S. to visit relatives, went to the doctor and still did not tell the medical staff there about his exposure and then ended up in the ER around many other people and was diagnosed. This man is not innocent in...
  • Wait, You Can Have Ebola and Still Board a Plane?

    10/01/2014 7:45:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/01/2014 | Olga Khazan
    A man who flew from Liberia to Dallas has become the first Ebola case to be diagnosed within the U.S., the CDC reported Tuesday, and he is currently in isolation at Dallas's Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Americans have been warned not to travel to Liberia, Guinea, or Sierra Leone, but they obviously can—and do. So how are countries keeping suspected Ebola patients (well, most of them, anyway) contained within their borders? Thermometers, mostly. People are screened for elevated temperatures before they're allowed to board planes departing from the countries where Ebola is raging. Fever is one of the earliest symptoms...
  • Drudge Report News: Ted Cruz to Run for President in 2016? ... (may know by end of 2014)

    10/01/2014 6:35:57 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 25 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | October 1, 2014 | Max Bonto
    Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican senator, could be running for President in the 2016 elections, according to an article featured in The Druge Report. According to the sources, who are reportedly close to Cruz, claim that he will be making the announcement before the end of 2014.
  • Obama cartoon called 'racist' for reference to watermelon flavored toothpaste

    10/01/2014 6:24:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 01, 2014
    The Boston Herald received a wave of criticism Wednesday morning after publishing an editorial cartoon about President Obama that many have deemed as racist.
  • Silverman: How Hick hides his left side

    10/01/2014 5:40:55 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    Complete Colorado ^ | 30 September 2014 | Craig Silverman
    Prior to its inevitable endorsement of the incumbent Democrat, the Denver Post produced profiles of Bob Beauprez and John Hickenlooper. The stories were interesting from start to finish. It was fascinating to read what was included, and what was not. Bob’s started with his faith in G-d. Hick’s started with his new stray dog. Hick’s profile ended with him attending the book signing event of his estranged wife, Helen Thorpe. Bob’s profile ended with words of love and devotion from his biggest fan, his wife Claudia Beauprez. Bob is described as a devout Catholic with limited exceptions regarding abortion. Neither...
  • Liberian with Ebola Sneaks into White House Past Drunken Secret Service Agents [Email]

    10/01/2014 5:40:51 PM PDT · by General Smedley Bulter · 7 replies
    (This is going around as an e-mail.) Liberian with Ebola Sneaks into White House Past Drunken Secret Service Agents by Patrick Finnegan In the last two weeks, we had an African with ebola board a commercial airliner and fly right into Dallas, and apparently nobody in Congress thought this was a bad idea. Just to prove the incompetence goes double for the White House, a crazed individual proclaiming that the "atmosphere was collapsing" charged into the White House, which apparently needs a lock on the front door or at least a guard able to stop a lunatic. Well, based on...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-10-01 : The Republican Opportunity

    10/01/2014 5:39:31 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 5 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-10-01 | Newt Gingrich
    . October 1, 2014 Newt Gingrich : The Republican Opportunity ===================================================== The general trend clearly favors the GOP in the 2014 election cycle. In state after state, President Obama's failures are weighing down Democratic candidates. Experienced election analysts like Charlie Cook and Stu Rothenberg openly assert there is a Republican advantage which could give the GOP control of the Senate and add significantly to the majority in the House. There is a real opportunity in the next four weeks to increase the Republican advantage by offering a set of solutions that give voters a sense that Republicans have more to...
  • Any thoughts on Windows 10 preview? Vanity

    10/01/2014 5:37:10 PM PDT · by aft_lizard · 43 replies
    today | me
    Anybody else download and install the Windows 10 preview? I am using it now. I haven't noticed any major hiccups yet, speed and responsiveness is great. Having the live tiles and apps in the start menu is great, especially since you can now use the apps in a window. I also noticed my apps from my old WinRT tablet show and work in x86.
  • Route 1's C.J. Ferrari's closes its doors

    10/01/2014 5:29:24 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 12 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 16 September 2014 | Tony Glaros
    Around 4 p.m. on Saturday, Joseph Paret wheeled his big Toyota Tundra pickup into the parking lot of C.J. Ferrari's, an Italian restaurant on Route 1 across the street from Laurel Lakes. Knowing that this would be the last day of the eatery's existence, he wanted to enjoy a farewell meal at his favorite dining out spot. Against an exterior backdrop of handsome rustic paneling, green canopy and a stunning mural of Venice, complete with images of St. Mark's Cathedral and gondolas afloat on lazy Mediterranean waters, Paret dished on the passing of an era. "I feel terrible about it,"...
  • 30 Ebola facts that will make you cringe, plus 7 ways to manage the risk

    10/01/2014 5:00:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    PropertyCasualty360 ^ | October 1, 2014 | Melissa Hillebrand
    What do you know about Ebola? You probably are aware that it's a nasty, often fatal form of a viral hemorrhagic fever. You may also know that the current outbreak occured last December in Guinea, and that it has spread to Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leona and Nigeria. And unless you have lived under a rock for the past 24 hours, you also know that it has spread to the United States--Texas, to be specific. But here's a list of what you may not know, including how the Ebola virus impacts economies and supply chains, issurance issues including evacuation, exposures and...
  • Pic: 1st Ebola patient on American soil. Perry reveals children from 4 different schools exposed

    10/01/2014 4:46:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 1, 2014 | Louise Boyle
    * Five students attended four different Dallas schools this week after possibly being in close contact with the Ebola patient over the weekend * The Ebola patient was named today as Thomas Eric Duncan, who had traveled to the U.S. from Liberia on September 20 to visit family * Mr Duncan, a Liberian national, quarantined at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital since Sunday in a 'serious but stable condition' * The children who came in contact with Mr Duncan are showing no symptoms and are now being monitored at home The schools are on high alert with additional health and custodial...
  • LA County Dept. Of Public Health Prepared For Potential Ebola Outbreak

    10/01/2014 4:36:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies ^ | October 1, 2014 5:45 AM
    LOS ANGELES ( — Local health officials are prepared if Ebola hits the Southland after the first confirmed case of the virus was diagnosed in the United States. “We do not anticipate an outbreak of Ebola to occur here, however if a suspected case of Ebola should occur, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is well-prepared and equipped to swiftly respond,” said Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser. “Public Health has been actively preparing for a possible case of Ebola in Los Angeles County. Public Health is confident that the level of precaution required to protect against Ebola is well within...
  • 'How Writers Write' shifts focus to fiction: Second Massive Open Online Course

    10/01/2014 4:11:00 PM PDT · by iowamark · 13 replies
    University of Iowa ^ | 9/23/2014 | Christopher Clair
    After a successful summer engaging poets near and far, the University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP) will launch its second Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), How Writers Write Fiction, on Friday, Sept. 26.The course, taught entirely on the Internet through the use of recorded video lectures, is designed to reach an unlimited number of participants. The first UI MOOC, How Writers Write Poetry, had just over 4,500 participants by the end of the course; the fiction MOOC should easily surpass that number. “The International Writing Program has developed the University of Iowa’s first MOOCs, and the university has...
  • CONTAGION: Second Ebola Case Suspected In Dallas: “This Is Real”

    10/01/2014 3:41:15 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 15 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10/1/14 | Mac Slavo
    Dallas health officials are now monitoring another person who they fear may have Ebola after coming into contact with the infected man currently being treated in Dallas, Texas. “Let me be real frank to the Dallas County residents: the fact that we have one confirmed case, there may be another case that is a close associate with this particular patient,” Dallas County Health and Human Services Director Zachary Thompson said Wednesday in an interview with local ABC affiliate WFAA. “So this is real.” “There should be a concern, but it’s contained to the specific family members and close friends at...
  • Deadly Facts about Water

    10/01/2014 2:53:37 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 37 replies
    National | 10/01/2014 | C. Sunstein
    The deadly facts about water! 1. Water can be chemically synthesized by burning rocket fuel 2. Water one of the primary ingredients in herbicides and pesticides 3. Over consumption can cause excessive sweating, urination and even death 4. Water is the leading cause of drowning 5. 100% of all serial killers, rapist and drug dealers have admitted to drinking water 6. 100% of all people exposed to water will die
  • Woman arrested for allegedly seeking fake $94 million tax refund

    10/01/2014 2:26:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    wbstv ^ | staff
    COBB COUNTY, Ga. — State investigators have arrested a woman accused of seeking a tax refund of more than $94 million. Now investigators say they are looking for the woman's relative, whom they say also filed a fake tax return. Channel 2 Action News was at a Cobb County supermarket as Brigitte Jackson was arrested at the bank counter inside the store. “It doesn’t matter if it’s $94 or $94 million. We’re going to go after you and hold you accountable,” said Georgia Department of Revenue Special Investigations Chief Josh Waites.
  • U.S. Navy searching for missing crew member in Persian Gulf

    10/01/2014 2:20:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    CBS/AP/ ^ | October 1, 2014, 1:47 PM
    A statement from the U.S. Navy says two crewmen bailed out of a Marine Corps aircraft on Wednesday when it lost power on takeoff from the USS Makin Island. The pilot of the MV-22 Osprey was able to regain control and land safely aboard the ship. The Navy says the other crewman who bailed out was rescued and is in stable condition.
  • Making the Case for a Mission to the Martian Moon Phobos

    10/01/2014 2:01:47 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies ^ | October 1, 2014 | Tim Reyes on
    Ask any space enthusiast, and almost anyone will say humankind’s ultimate destination is Mars. But NASA is currently gearing up to go to an asteroid. While the space agency says its Asteroid Initiative will help in the eventual goal of putting people on Mars, what if instead of going to an asteroid, we went to Mars’ moon Phobos? Three prominent planetary scientists have joined forces in a new paper in the Journal Planetary and Space Science to explain the case for a mission to the moons of Mars, particularly Phobos. “Phobos occupies a unique position physically, scientifically, and programmatically on...
  • Obama: Change was needed at Secret Service

    10/01/2014 2:00:18 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 29 replies
    my news 3 / AP ^ | 10-1-2014
    There could be additional changes at the Secret Service, where director Julia Pierson has resigned. A spokesman says President Barack Obama concluded that new leadership was needed at the agency. The spokesman says more people may be leaving after a review of what happened.
  • Five kids linked to Texas Ebola patient are held in isolation

    10/01/2014 1:38:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/01/2014 | Chris Perez
    The Texas Ebola patient who was misdiagnosed Friday came in contact with five children over the weekend — who are now being isolated at their homes amid escalating fears of an outbreak. Thomas Eric Duncan has been identified by his sister as the first confirmed case of the deadly disease on US soil — and she says her brother warned health care workers at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas on Friday that he had been visiting the US from Liberia, the Associated Press reports. Duncan — who had a layover in Brussels on his way home — may have...
  • Today is National Homemade Cookie Day. Do you have a favorite Cookie? (with or without gluten)

    10/01/2014 1:21:36 PM PDT · by lee martell · 37 replies
    Oct. 1, 2014 | lee martell
    Today is National Cookie Day. Most everyone has a favorite cookie, some are homemade and other Combo-Cookies can only be made by well oiled machines. I enjoy some of everything once in a while. There are Chocolate Chips, Peanut Butter, Sugar, Sugar with White Confectioner's Powder on top, Fudge, Caramel Nut, and an entire constellation of Oatmeal recipies, some with raisins and nuts, some plain. One of my favorites is anything using that thin flaky dough found in Baklava recipies. I think that dough is called Phyllo. This is a lightweight flavor vehicle that can ride down either Sweet Street...

    10/01/2014 1:19:51 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 7 replies ^ | october 1, 2014
    A teenage girl in Wyoming learned a harsh lesson on why you shouldn't play hooky. Jeannie Crutchfield did the unthinkable when she got word of her daughter ditching class: She followed her through her school with a camera in hand, recording her every move to make sure she attended class - and then posted the video to Facebook. "It was kind of just spur of moment. It was yeah know. I debated whether I was going to do it or not and I was like I'm just going to do it," Crutchfield told ABC affiliate KTWO. Crutchfield says she wanted to...
  • How Bad Could It Get? US Government Order Of 160,000 HazMat Suits Gives A Clue

    10/01/2014 1:09:04 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 35 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 10/1/14 | Tyler Durden
    Now that Ebola is officially in the US on an uncontrolled basis, the two questions on everyone's lips are i) who will get sick next and ii) how bad could it get? We don't know the answer to question #1 just yet, but when it comes to the second one, a press release three weeks ago from Lakeland Industries, a manufacturer and seller of a "comprehensive line of safety garments and accessories for the industrial protective clothing market" may provide some insight into just how bad the US State Department thinks it may get. Because when the US government buys...
  • Huge Rectangle Found Just Below Moon’s Surface

    10/01/2014 1:08:51 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 45 replies
    Value Walk ^ | 10-1-2014 | Brendan Byrne
    “When we first saw it in the Grail data, we were struck by how big it was, how clear it was, but also by how unexpected it was,” said Andrews-Hanna “No-one ever thought you’d see a square or a rectangle on this scale on any planet,” he continued. Similar to Earth? Not quite. The scientist and his compatriots point out that the region is comprised of numerous native radioactive elements including uranium, potassium, and thorium which in the past would have heated the lunar crust and contracted upon cooling. That contraction tore into the moon’s surface and formed massively deep...
  • Bombings kill 41 Syrian schoolchildren

    10/01/2014 12:47:17 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    Kurdish fighters backed by US-led air strikes have been locked in fierce fighting to prevent a key Syrian border town from falling into the hands of Islamic State group jihadists. It came as 41 children were reported dead on Wednesday in twin bombings that hit a school in the government-controlled central city of Homs, which has been devastated by the three-year civil war. Anti-jihadist air strikes and heavy clashes in the besieged town of Ain al-Arab on the Turkish border killed at least 18 people - nine militants and nine Kurdish fighters, monitors said. Ambulances ferried wounded fighters for treatment...
  • Ebola: At what threshold do you self quarantine~ Vanity

    10/01/2014 12:34:14 PM PDT · by GraceG · 110 replies
    So at what level/number of ebola cases in the USA should people consider self quarantining themsevles in order to either avoid getting infected or in order to wait out a few weeks in case you may have picked it up to prevent spreading it. Here is what I have a framework: 1. 1,000 cases in the United States with 0 in your own state. 2. 500 cases in the United States with 1 or more in your home state. 3. 250 cases in the United States with 1 or more in your home city/town. 4. 10 cases in the united...
  • Senate candidates complain about big money - but still take it

    10/01/2014 11:42:17 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    Brainerd Dispatch ^ | 10-1-2014 | Catharine Richert, Minnesota Public Radio News
    When it comes to money in politics, U.S. Sen. Al Franken often complains that there is just too much of it. But when Franken called the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision that opened the door for corporations, unions and individuals to spend unlimited amounts on candidates a "disaster" earlier this month, his impassioned Senate floor speech disguised a central fact of his campaign, and that of his Republican opponent, businessman Mike McFadden. Both are benefiting from a sophisticated network of donors and committees that have flourished in the wake of the legal decisions Franken and others often criticize. The U.S....
  • Inadmissible aliens

    10/01/2014 11:31:56 AM PDT · by djf · 10 replies
    USC 8, 1182 A !(a) | United States CONGRESS
    1182 Inadmissible aliens (a) Classes of aliens ineligible for visas or admissions except as otherwise provided in this chapter aliens who are inadmissible under the following paragraphs are ineligible to receive visas ans ineligible to be admitted to the United States 1 (a) health related grounds any alien who is determined (in accordance with regulations prescribed by the secretary of health and human services) to HAVE A COMMUNICABLE DISEASE OF PUBLIC HEALTH SIGNIFICANCE...
  • UPDATE: Morales receives 29-month sentence (she killed her baby)

    10/01/2014 11:29:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    record eagle ^ | MATT TROUTMAN
    TRAVERSE CITY — Alyce Morales' sobs hung in a Benzie County courtroom as she told a judge that panic gripped her after she secretly gave birth to a daughter in a tent. Morales, 19, of Cicero, Illinois, said she felt sorry every day since July 22, 2013, for what happened next. She closed her fist and struck herself before hitting her daughter, Marie, with a blow that fractured the infant's skull. "I was in a really bad situation. I was alone and scared. I didn't think anything was going to happen, so I panicked," she said Tuesday. "I know that's...
  • Obama To Land At Gary Airport, Not O’Hare, For Chicago Visit

    10/01/2014 11:21:49 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 33 replies
    cbs ^ | 9-30-2014 | John Dodge
    When President Obama arrives on Wednesday evening, Air Force One will touch down at Gary-Chicago International airport, rather than the usual O’Hare International Airport. Officials confirmed the president’s itinerary on Tuesday afternoon. The president won’t be in Gary for long, however. The plans to land on the 7,000-foot runway in Gary comes just a few days after the air control center in Aurora was sabotaged last Friday by a fire, crippling airline traffic at both O’Hare and Midway. The White House doesn’t want to cause any additional complications with an Air Force One landing. “The President will be flying into...
  • Argentina president claims US plotting to oust her

    10/01/2014 11:17:17 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 40 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/01/2014 | Uki Goni
    Argentinian opposition politicians have accused the country’s president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, of being “completely out of touch with reality” after she gave a rambling televised address in which she claimed the US may be behind a plot to overthrow her government and possibly even assassinate her. “If something should happen to me, don’t look to the Middle East, look to the North,” Fernández said during the address on Tuesday night, in which she alluded to an alleged plot against her by local bankers and businessmen “with foreign help”. Fernández had previously claimed to have received death threats from Islamic...