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  • New York, New Jersey to start high-risk Ebola quarantine [Preempting the federal government]

    10/25/2014 5:05:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    The Hill ^ | 10/25/2014 | By Sarah Ferris and Elise Viebeck
    Anyone considered “high-risk” for Ebola flying into New York or New Jersey will be quarantined for three weeks, the states’ governors announced Friday. “A voluntary Ebola quarantine is not enough. This is too serious a public health situation,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said during a late afternoon press conference with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R). The federal government already stipulates that passengers arriving from Ebola-affected areas self-monitor their temperature every day for three weeks. Under the new policy in the two states, all travelers from high-risk areas will be interviewed about any contact with Ebola patients. If...
  • Inspector general: DHS 'mismanaged' funds to address Ebola

    10/25/2014 4:58:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/25/2014 | Sean Lengell
    The Department of Homeland Security's independent government watchdog told a House panel on Friday that the Health and Human Services Department has “mismanaged” money and efforts to address a possible Ebola outbreak. As a result, the agency may have wasted millions of dollars on some equipment and drugs, while not spending enough on other needs. “DHS purchased much of the equipment and drugs without thinking through how these supplies would need to be replaced,” Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth said during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing. A recent inspector general's audit of DHS purchases shows the...
  • Tales of employment woe plague some Ferguson protesters

    10/25/2014 4:48:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 25, 2014 | Trymaine Lee
    Chris Hardy could hear the sounds of percussion grenades booming from his living room sofa. Tear gas would waft through his apartment complex, as a few blocks away, police launched canister after canister of the stuff at protesters. Officers toting machine guns would set up blockades all across the neighborhood when night fell, locking down neighborhood residents in a kind of Pandora’s Box filled with police and protesters. “When they put that curfew down, that’s when it all went really bad,” Hardy, 49, said. “You couldn’t get out. You couldn’t leave your house.” When protests erupted in the streets of...
  • N.Y., N.J., Illinois to impose new Ebola quarantine rules

    10/25/2014 4:02:47 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/25/2014 | Brady Dennis et. al.
    ... his own Ebola diagnosis prompted the governors of New York and New Jersey on Friday to impose a mandatory 21-day quarantine for medical workers returning from the countries hit hardest by the epidemic. Illinois later in the day imposed similar restrictions. [Snip]“For everybody who is professionally trying to go to the three epidemic countries, the situation has become more difficult with each passing day and each Ebola case — or alleged Ebola case — named in the United States,” said Laurie Garrett, a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, who says returning health workers...
  • Cop ‘Game’ Involved Sharing Nude Pictures Of Drunk Women

    10/25/2014 3:47:26 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/25/2014 | CHUCK ROSS
    A California highway patrolman says that for several years he has participated in a “game” in which he and other police officers shared explicit pictures they had taken from the cell phones of female arrestees. Sean Harrington, a 35-year-old CHP officer, was initially being investigated for sending five explicit pictures from the cell phone of a 23-year-old woman he had arrested on Aug. 29 for a DUI, the Contra Costa Times reported. The woman came forward earlier this month and told authorities that during her DUI stop — during which she registered a 0.29 blood-alcohol level — Harrington asked for...
  • Law Lets I.R.S. Seize Accounts on Suspicion, No Crime Required

    10/25/2014 3:35:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/25/14 | SHAILA DEWAN
    ARNOLDS PARK, Iowa — For almost 40 years, Carole Hinders has dished out Mexican specialties at her modest cash-only restaurant. For just as long, she deposited the earnings at a small bank branch a block away — until last year, when two tax agents knocked on her door and informed her that they had seized her funds, almost $33,000. The Internal Revenue Service agents did not accuse Ms. Hinders of money laundering or cheating on her taxes — in fact, she has not been charged with any crime. Instead, the money was seized solely because she had deposited less than...
  • Walking-Brain-dead-Citizen-Zombies invading Voting Booth

    10/25/2014 2:28:13 PM PDT · by ednoonan7
    American Resistance Party ^ | 10-24-2014 | Edward C Noonan
    Contact: Edward C. Noonan FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Email: ednoonan7@gmail.com Email: americanresistanceparty@mail.com http://www.americanresistanceparty.org ELECTING CALIFORNIA MARXIST JUDGES Walking-Brain-dead-Citizen-Zombies invading Voting Booth October 24, 2014 – This week the San Diego Free Press printed an article titled “An Abbreviated Voter Guide to Electing Judges.” You can view it here: San Diego Free Press. This rag is an extremely liberal piece of Marxist propaganda. As usual, they were joyfully bitter against “birthers” and this was an attack piece against Judge Gary Kreep, one of the forefathers of the 2008 Soetoro (aka BHO) Ballot Challenges. This particular piece was written by an unknown leftist...
  • Code enforcement for profit: Destroying lives one citation at a time.

    10/25/2014 1:59:56 PM PDT · by Gen.Blather · 54 replies
    Vanity | 10/25/14 | Bern Pearson
    Oliver Wendell Holmes famously said, “Ignorance of the law is no excuse.” But in 2007 the Florida Department of State reported it had received and processed 5,504 new laws. But in addition to laws there exists a multiplicity of departments that create rules having the force of law and that are enforceable by fines or imprisonment. There are, for example, regulations governing the size, quantity and type of fish you can catch. If you’re in possession of an undersized lobster you’re subject to a fine even if you bought it at the grocery store. If you’re a visitor and you’ve...
  • Cruz: Time to Drop the ‘Illusion’ That Latest Terror Attacks Are ‘Random Acts’

    10/25/2014 1:02:29 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 32 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 24, 2014 12:40 pm | Adam Kredo
    Recent terror attacks in Jerusalem and Canada are not isolated events, and American policy leaders must drop “the illusion that these are random acts of senseless violence unrelated to our national security,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) said.Whether the Islamic State or Hamas is behind the attacks, the extremist ideology remains the same–and it poses a direct threat to democratic values across the globe, Cruz said in pointed comments to those who might claim the attacks were unrelated.Following the Hamas terror attack Wednesday in Jerusalem–which injured several American citizens, including a child–both Hamas and the more moderate Fatah ruling party praised the terrorist responsible...
  • Parent says school assignment to take inventory of medicine cabinet invaded privacy

    10/25/2014 8:30:24 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 43 replies
    http://fox13now.com ^ | october 23, 2014 | max roth
    Students at a Mapleton Junior High School in Utah County were asked to take inventory of the things inside their family medicine cabinet and then turn that list into their health teacher. A parent, Onika Nugent, was not pleased with the assignment, so she posted the assignment on Facebook and sent a note to the teacher and the principal. She shared a portion of the letter she sent school officials: “I said, ‘Although it may be a good idea for parents to do an inventory of their medicine cabinet, I believe it is inappropriate for students to counsel their parents,...
  • 82 Yr Old Black Grandmother Tired Of Obama And The Democrat Party

    10/25/2014 11:58:20 AM PDT · by gaggs · 24 replies
    Watch how quickly the corrupt mainstream media shuts off the truth, when a “BLACK WOMAN” steps outside the narrative of the left. God bless this woman for telling it like it is! A black grandmother who dialed in to a C-SPAN call-in program told the host that she voted early this year for Republicans because she is sick of “what the Democrat Party have done to my people.” The woman, who was identified only as Joyce, called in to C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” and told host Greta Brawner that she had voted the straight Republican ticket this year before launching into...
  • Court: Facebook wrong way to tell man you're pregnant

    10/25/2014 11:56:33 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 23, 2014 | John Johnson
    Oklahoma's Supreme Court has ruled that when it comes to informing a man that he is about to become a father, a Facebook post doesn't cut it, legally speaking. In this case, a woman had a three-month fling with a man named Billy McCall in 2011, then realized she was pregnant after they broke things off, reports the Oklahoman. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT She sent him a Facebook message informing of the big news, gave birth in 2012, then immediately put the baby up for adoption. McCall says he never saw the Facebook post and learned about the baby only after it...
  • US to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage in 6 More States [The Rule of Law, No More!]

    10/25/2014 11:46:36 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    ABCNews ^ | October 25, 2014
    US to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage in 6 More States WASHINGTON — Oct 25, 2014 The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday. Gay marriage recently became legal in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming. The government's announcement follows the U.S. Supreme Court's decision earlier this month to decline to hear appeals from five states that sought to keep their marriage bans in place. It brings the total number of states with federal recognition of gay marriage to 32, plus the District...
  • Durbin Announces More Than $26.1 Million in Funding For Illinois Housing and Community Development

    10/25/2014 11:26:22 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 22 replies
    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) ^ | October 22, 2014 | U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
    WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that communities and housing agencies throughout Illinois will receive a total of $26,128,915 in grant funding through three programs administered by Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help develop urban communities in the area. “This funding will give local development agencies around Illinois the ability to expand and improve affordable housing and other critical services in their communities,” Durbin said. “These federal programs provide invaluable assistance to those in need.”    Community Development Block Grants The Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) program provides annual grants to states and local governments to...
  • Letter: Equality means do whatever you want?

    10/25/2014 11:19:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Wyoming Tribune Eagle ^ | October 21, 2014 | Tom Peters
    I have read the 14th Amendment, and I didn't see anything about same-sex marriage. However, I do see that it says, "Nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty or property without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." So, if that part of the Constitution is being used to say same-sex marriage is OK, then I feel that polygamy is also covered. And if same-sex marriage and polygamy are covered, then what is to say that it's "OK or not OK" to marry my sister, mother,...
  • JW Exposes Obama’s Ebola Plans (Weekly Update)

    10/25/2014 10:47:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 24, 2014 | Tom Fitton
    Exclusive: Obama Plans to Import Ebola-infected Foreigners from Other Countries I’m sure you’ve been following the news out of New York, and contrary to what President Obama and other top government officials have said, the Ebola crisis appears to be getting worse in the U.S. Judicial Watch is striving to pry loose the truth from reticent federal agencies that have a responsibility for public safety and our national security. We have filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests withthe Department of Defense (DOD) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In light of the potential danger from this deadly disease,...
  • NextGen challenges climate skeptics in final midterm push

    10/25/2014 10:23:41 AM PDT · by Redcat · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/14 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Billionaire Tom Steyer's political group NextGen Climate is going to try to shame climate skeptics into changing their stance on global warming in a final midterm push before November. NextGen is running a "science denier week" with events planned in the Senate and gubernatorial races it is involved in across the country. "Today we are issuing a specific challenge to deniers, giving them one last time to come clean before voters vote," said Chris Lehane, Steyer's top adviser. The "Stone Age Challenge" will ask candidates if they want to "protect the communities you represent" or "continue to support caveman-like policies...
  • Mitch McConnell: I stand with Obama on Ebola

    10/25/2014 10:15:41 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 106 replies
    Redstate ^ | Oct. 20, 2014 | streiff
    In a stunning interview, Senate minority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)See Full Scorecard68% took the side of Barack Obama over that of most of his caucus on the subject of managing Ebola, ignoring both the administration’s ineptitude and basic principles of epidemiology. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)thinks the United States should heed expert advice on whether to impose flight restrictions on Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa, contrary to what some lawmakers in his party have been saying for weeks. “I think we ought to listen to what the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] thinks they need either...
  • Jim Crow persists: How Ferguson case leaks revive a shameful tradition (Wilson supporters=KKK)

    10/25/2014 10:11:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Salon ^ | October 25, 2014 | Elias Isquith
    A string of leaks to the media protecting Darren Wilson are part of a very big problem. Here's the sordid history. On those rare occasions when it makes a real effort to grapple with the raw brutality of Jim Crow, the American mainstream media usually returns to a particular set of images that, by their very nature, are jarring and extraordinary: the burning cross, the hangman’s knot, the Klansman on horseback. This isn’t a bad thing; you can’t understand Jim Crow without understanding the significance of the Klan, for example. But it’s not an entirely good one, either. The problem...
  • It’s Rarely About the Environment Anymore

    10/25/2014 8:47:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2014 | Paul Driessen
    Back in 1970, when I got involved in the first Earth Day and nascent environmental movement, we had real pollution problems. But over time, new laws, regulations, attitudes and technologies cleaned up our air, water and sloppy industry practices. By contrast, todayÂ’s battles are rarely about the environment.As Ron Arnold and I detail in our new book, Cracking Big Green: To save the world from the save-the-Earth money machine, todayÂ’s eco-battles pit a $13.4-billion-per-year U.S. environmentalist industry against the reliable, affordable, 82 percent fossil fuel energy that makes our jobs, living standards, health, welfare and environmental quality possible. A new...
  • Forensic expert: I never said Michael Brown's autopsy confirmed Darren Wilson's story

    10/25/2014 8:41:01 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 32 replies
    Vox ^ | 10/23/2014 | German Lopez
    The official St. Louis County autopsy report [link at URL] on Michael Brown who was killed by Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, has been obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. According to the newspaper, two independent forensic experts who looked at the report indicated that results support Wilson's version of events. But one of the experts quoted in the story has since said that the newspaper presented her remarks without some very important context. ...
  • Gramsci's Dream Came True: We Have a Leftist Ruling Class

    10/25/2014 7:42:38 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 16 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | Oct. 25, 2014 | Paul Austin Murphy
    Antonio Gramsci is a figure of high importance to the development of the left, both in Britain and the United states. While looking into Gramsci, I came across James Joll's book, a clear exposition of Gramsci’s ideas by a fan of the Italian Marxist. Thus it can be said that the text is a fair account of Gramsci's ideas. And if there is any bias in the texts I've chosen, it's bias in favor -- rather than against – Antonio Gramsci.
  • Meet the White House Canine Heroes

    10/25/2014 7:40:48 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The White House Dossier ^ | 10-25-14 | Keith Koffler
    Here they are, the Secret Service agents who take down White House intruders and protect your president, regardless of Party. The Secret Service tweeted out their photos Thursday. I see them around the grounds. Definitely two of my favorite White House employees.
  • Washington D.C. City Council Tries to Force Pro-Life Groups to Pay For Abortions

    10/25/2014 6:05:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/24/14 | Alliance Defending Freedom
    Alliance Defending Freedom and six other pro-life organizations sent the Council of the District of Columbia a letter Thursday arguing that a proposed bill violates federal law by forcing the groups to provide elective abortion coverage through their insurance plans and employ those who live and act contrary to the organizations’ pro-life mission. The letter explains that the bill clearly violates federal law in light of the recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings in Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Burwell and Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores. pichealth50The Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act prohibits employers from “discriminating” against employees for any “reproductive health”...
  • Sikhs denied exemption from Ontario’s motorcycle helmet law

    10/25/2014 5:55:20 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 18 replies
    The Star ^ | Tue Aug 19 2014 | Richard J. Brennan
    Motorcycle-riding Sikhs in Ontario will not be exempted from the province’s helmet law, Premier Kathleen Wynne has decided. Manohar Singh Bal, secretary of the Canadian Sikh Association, said the group has been co-ordinating efforts on behalf of the community for almost four years to have Sikh riders exempted on religious ground. “This decision by Premier Wynne puts into question the value given to the collective views of our long-time Sikh MPPs in the Liberal Caucus,” NDP MPP Jagmeet Singh (Bramalea-Gore-Malton) said he was “deeply disappointed by Premier Wynne’s decision not to grant an exemption to motorcycle helmet laws for turbaned...
  • Officials, students say Seattle-area homecoming prince kills 1, wounds 4 before shooting self

    10/25/2014 5:27:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | October 24, 2014 | DOUG ESSER
    MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A student recently crowned freshman class homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and opened fire, killing one person and shooting four others — including two of his cousins — before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said. Students said the gunman was staring at his victims as he shot them inside the cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. The shootings set off a chaotic scene as students ran from the cafeteria and building in a frantic dash to safety, while others were told to stay put inside classrooms at the school 30...
  • Teen's quest for Amazon 'medicine' ends in tragedy (died to get high)

    10/25/2014 5:00:19 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat October 25, 2014 | CNN
    (CNN) -- Kyle Nolan did his research -- his mother made sure of that. She didn't want her 18-year-old son heading to the Amazon jungle at all -- let alone, without learning everything he could about the supposed "medicine" with the bizarre name that he insisted would help him turn his young life around. "I really tried to discourage him ... I kept telling him over and over, there are no easy answers in life," Ingeborg Oswald said. But she knew she couldn't stop him. Overshadowed by his "overachieving" triplet brother and sister, Oswald said Kyle "was going through this...
  • Grateful for US strikes, Syrian Kurds Name Baby 'Obama'

    10/25/2014 2:47:14 AM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | October 25, 2014 | Fulya Ozerka
    Sultan Muslim, a Syrian Kurd, had no doubt what to name her seventh child when he was born, safely in Turkey, after a harrowing month-long flight from her home in Kobane: Obama. Desperate to flee the flashpoint Syrian border town, the heavily pregnant mother, her husband and six other children made it across the frontier just in time for the boy's arrival.
  • PHUKET: Medical officials investigate death of possible Ebola victim (Thailand)

    10/25/2014 1:42:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Class Act Media's The Phuket News ^ | October 25, 2014 | Nattha Thepbamrung
    Phuket's Provincial Public Health Office sent agents to the condo to collect samples to test for the Ebola virus after discovering the victim, Martin John Roberts Clark, 68, had recently returned from Nigeria. Phuket Governor, Nisit Jansomwong, explained that the result of the autopsy would be announced today (October 25). Dr Kajornsak Kaewjarat, chief of Phuket Provincial Public Health Office said that the agents at the scene were collecting blood and mucus samples as well as other belongings from the room. Dr Kajornsak said, “The samples and belongings will be sent to the Regional Medical Sciences Centre in Phuket. “He...
  • GOP Senate would mean more clashes with Obama, little progress

    10/25/2014 1:29:32 AM PDT · by South40 · 60 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/24/2014 | William Douglas and David Lightman
    WASHINGTON — It's Nov. 5 and jubilant Republicans have captured the Senate, giving the party control of both chambers of Congress for the last two years of Barack Obama's presidency. Now what? The power and agenda in the Senate would shift dramatically. Republicans goals — rolling back the Affordable Care Act, approving the Keystone XL pipeline, lowering tax rates and investigating the Obama administration — would dominate Senate debate and hearings. However, Republican control would do little to change the recipe for gridlock. The Republican majority in the Senate would almost certainly be small, well short of the 60 votes...
  • In advance of grand jury decision, schools remind parents of emergency procedures (Guess where?)

    10/25/2014 12:29:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | October 25, 2014 | Jessica Bock
    The Ferguson-Florissant and Clayton school districts sent letters to parents this week with reminders of emergency procedures should classes be canceled, delayed or dismissed early. Schools typically send reminders before winter begins of inclement weather procedures. But the districts want parents to be especially cognizant this year as the public awaits a decision from the St. Louis County grand jury on whether to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. “Should any event occur during school hours which presents a concern for public safety, a decision will be made as soon as possible regarding...
  • FEC Democrat pushes for controls on Internet political speech

    10/24/2014 11:43:35 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    While all three GOP-backed members voted against restrictions, they were opposed by the three Democratic-backed members, including FEC Vice Chair Ann M. Ravel, who said she will lead a push next year to try to come up with new rules government political speech on the Internet.
  • VA removes Alabama medical director at center of scandal

    10/24/2014 11:12:30 PM PDT · by Rabin · 4 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | October 24, 2014 | Heath Druzin
    WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs finally removed an Alabama director of Alabama Veterans Healthcare. James Talton, had been on paid ($118.23/Hr) leave since August. Participating in or being oblivious to systematic falsifying of records, creative and recreational crank cocaine and prostitution therapies and covering thousands of unread patient X-rays "routinely lost" until recently. Multiple administrators on all levels, knew and turned a blind eye or actively tried to cover it up. Jim was removed after an investigation by the Office of Accountability Review investigation substantiated allegations of “neglect of duty,” according to a VA statement.
  • Quarantined Traveler Who Returned To N.J. From West Africa Develops Fever

    10/24/2014 9:14:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    WCBS-TV ^ | October 24, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A health care worker who was quarantined at Newark Liberty International Airport after returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa developed a fever and was being evaluated Friday night. The woman was the first person quarantined under a new screening system announced earlier Friday by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The woman landed at Newark after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said at the news conference. A legal quarantine was issued for the woman, who was not a New Jersey resident and was set to go on...
  • BREAKING: Judicial Watch Obtains List of Fast and Furious Documents ..

    10/23/2014 1:12:18 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 29 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Oct. 23, 2014 | Kattie Pavlich
    Late last night the Department of Justice complied with a court order and turned over a list to government watchdog Judicial Watch , known as a Vaughn Index, of Fast and Furious documents being held from Congress and the American people under President Obama's assertion of executive privilege. Not surprisingly, DOJ failed to fully comply with the requirements of providing a Vaughn Index. The Vaughn index explains 15,662 documents. Typically, a Vaughn index must: (1) identify each record withheld; (2) state the statutory exemption claimed; and (3) explain how disclosure would damage the interests protected by the claimed exemption. The...
  • WHO expects around 200,000 Ebola vaccine doses by mid-2015

    10/24/2014 9:03:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    FOX News ^ | October 24, 2014 | Reuters
    The World Health Organization (WHO) set out plans on Friday for speeding up development and deployment of experimental Ebola vaccines, saying hundreds of thousands of doses should be ready for use in West Africa by the middle of 2015. The Geneva-based United Nations health agency confirmed that two leading vaccine candidates are already in human clinical trials, and said another five experimental vaccines were also being developed and would begin clinical trials next year.
  • Were Ferguson Leaks Crafted To Support The Narrative Of Darren Wilson?

    10/24/2014 8:51:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    News One For Black America ^ | October 24, 2014 | Staff
    The official autopsy of Michael Brown was leaked earlier this week sparking more protests in Feguson and caused the Justice Department to condemn the release of the information. According to reports, Attorney General Eric Holder is “exasperated” over the “selective leaks” in the Brown case. Brown family attorney Benjamin Crump believes the leaks might be a deliberate move by prosecutor Bob McCulloch. On Friday, “NewsOne Now” guest host Mo Ivory and the Straight Talk panel (Ray Baker, Lauren Victoria Burke and Jarvis Stewart) discuss the leaked information, how the Darren Wilson team may be using the leaked information to craft...
  • Infant denied flu vaccine because his family has insurance (East Tennessee)

    10/24/2014 8:13:12 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 36 replies
    WCYB.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Olivia Caridi
    A Bristol mother is upset after she says her baby was denied a flu vaccination, even though the health department had flu shots on the shelf. When Annie Howard took her 14-month-old son to get his flu shot last week, she ran into what she calls a big problem. "My child is being denied the vaccination outright, denied the vaccination because we have insurance. That baffles me," she says. Howard's physician ran out of the preservative-free vaccination for infants, so she made an appointment at the Sullivan County Health Department. "I called asking them if they have the infant vaccination,...
  • Colloidal silver and other Ebola scams: 'Fear opens wallets and closes minds'

    10/24/2014 8:04:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 24, 2014 | Nicky Woolf in New York
    In a game of cat and mouse with health and safety officials, Americans profit off panic with modern versions of snake oil treatments, like vitamins branded ‘Ebola-C’ First of all, Steve Barwick wants you to know that Ebola is a government conspiracy. “This current ‘Ebola crisis’ is … a massive psy-ops campaign,” he wrote in an (undated) blogpost on his website, The Silver Edge. “In other words, the threat is largely being manufactured and planted into the minds of the American public, through the federal government/news media axis.” Barwick, to his credit, points out correctly that the likelihood of coming...
  • Is a Puerto Rico municipality thinking about seceding?

    10/24/2014 8:02:46 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 26 replies
    (English-language translation) San Juan - A group of residents of Vieques, which was used by the United States Navy for six decades, plans to convene a referendum to propose its independence from Puerto Rico, of which it is a municipality. "We don't need the government of Puerto Rico. What we want is our own constitution and government under the United States Constitution," said today Yashei Rosario, who is proposing this initiative along with her husband Julián García. Rosario and those who second this idea complain that the Puerto Rican authorities "have not promoted the economic development of Vieques" since the...
  • Passenger Isolated After Feeling Ill On LAX Flyaway Bus

    10/24/2014 7:45:10 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 36 replies
    CBS-LA ^ | 10-24-2014 | CBS-LA
    A passenger who traveled on a Flyaway bus Friday has been isolated for evaluation by paramedics in the downtown area. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, around 2:17 p.m. the passenger approached an MTA security guard and claimed he was feeling very ill, and had been in Nigeria three weeks ago. According to the Department of Public Health, this is not a suspected or possible Ebola case.
  • NJ official: Female health care worker who'd been in Africa isolated with fever

    10/24/2014 6:48:33 PM PDT · by boycott · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | October 24, 2014 | Ray Sanchez, Jason Hanna and Shimon Prokupecz
    New York (CNN) -- One day after New York officials announced a Doctors Without Borders physician had tested positive for Ebola, another person who treated patients in West Africa developed a fever and was put in isolation at a northern New Jersey hospital. The second health care worker, a woman who hasn't been identified by name, did not have any Ebola symptoms upon arrival Friday at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey health department spokesman Donna Leusner said. Yet things changed in the hours that followed. According to Leusner, "This evening, the health care worker developed a fever and is...
  • Obama Asserts Executive Privilege for Eric Holder's Wife, Mother in Fast & Furious

    10/24/2014 6:29:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 24, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On October 23, Judicial Watch announced it received a "Vaughn index" for records the Department of Justice has withheld from Congress regarding Operation Fast and Furious. Contained in the index details are evidence that Obama asserted executive privilege for Attorney General Eric Holder's wife Sharon Malone—and his mother. According to Judicial Watch, emails between Holder and his wife and Holder and his mother are the materials withheld via executive privilege and "the dubious claim of deliberative process privilege." Yet the release of the Vaughn index is a good thing, and it comes after Judge John D. Bates ordered the index...
  • ‘Delusional’ Hillary Clinton Has ‘You Didn’t Build That’ Moment, Says Businesses Don’t Create Jobs

    10/24/2014 6:10:48 PM PDT · by lbryce · 40 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 24, 2014 | Brett Taylor
    ‘Delusional’ Hillary Clinton has ‘you didn’t build that’ moment, says businesses don’t create jobs Don’t tell anyone this, but there are some rumors in certain circles that Hillary Clinton might be considering a run for president in 2016. Speaking at an event in Massachusetts today, the former secretary of state seemed to be trying to head off possible competitor Elizabeth Warren by hijacking her line that it’s not corporations and businesses that create jobs. A.) https://t.co/KSgAsEqXAD B.) https://t.co/BgFdOH8Uev So besides twenty years and a walker, whats the difference? — S.M (@redsteeze) October 24, 2014 For those who just can’t stomach...
  • Automated Mass Surveillance is Unconstitutional, EFF Explains in Jewel v. NSA

    10/24/2014 6:01:27 PM PDT · by lbryce · 3 replies
    Electronic Frontier Foundation ^ | October 24, 2014 | Andrew Crocker and Cindy Cohn and Jamie Lee Williams
    Today EFF filed our latest brief in Jewel v. NSA, our longstanding case on behalf of AT&T customers aimed at ending the NSA’s dragnet surveillance of millions of ordinary Americans’ communications. The brief specifically argues that the Fourth Amendment is violated when the government taps into the Internet backbone at places like the AT&T facility on Folsom Street in San Francisco. As it happens, the filing coincides with the theatrical release of Laura Poitras’ new documentary, Citizenfour. The Jewel complaint was filed in 2008, and there’s a scene early in the film that shows the long road that case has...
  • Hatchet-Wielding Islamic Subway Terrorist Had Prior Arrests in California

    10/24/2014 4:33:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 24, 2014 | Adelle Nazarian
    The NYPD revealed in a press conference on Friday that Zale Thompson, the hatchet-weilding lone Muslim terrorist who attempted to ax four police officers to death in a Queens, New York subway on Thursday had several prior arrests in Oxnard, California and was released. Thompson converted to Islam recently and praised Jihad over social media. His apparent Facebook profile picture is the image of a Muslim warrior and the background image is of an Islamic verse, presumably from the Qur'an. The Facebook page says he graduated from Columbia University's Teacher's College.
  • Will Obama Appoint Radical Activist To Enforce Nation's Laws? (Perez)

    10/24/2014 4:17:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Leadership: Just when you thought the president couldn't pick anyone more radical than Eric Holder as attorney general, he's poised to name ultraradical race-baiter Thomas Perez. Holder's activism is no secret. But Perez is even more extreme. Worse, he's a liar and possible perjurer. Yet he's reportedly President Obama's pick to replace Holder as America's top cop enforcing the nation's laws. The Beltway media are reporting that Perez, now serving as labor secretary, is the front-runner for the key post — and he didn't deny it when reporters asked him about it at a recent speech. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus...
  • Mo. State Senator: Ferguson is ‘Experiencing PTSD Right Now’

    10/24/2014 4:06:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    A Missouri state senator believes the town of Ferguson is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder following the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in August. Speaking to CNN on Thursday, state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal said that there should have been health care professionals dispatched to the streets to help the residents of Ferguson. “What should have happened since day one is we should have had counselors out in the streets and psychologists because this community is experiencing PTSD right now and frankly, I think some officers are, too,” she explained to CNN....
  • Federal Employees’ Job Satisfaction Drops 4th Year in a Row

    10/24/2014 3:55:37 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 17 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | October 24, 2014 | The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)
    Employees are the most important resource in the federal government and an engaged and satisfied workforce is central to achieving agency goals,” writes the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) at the beginning of its 2014 report on the results of a new government wide employee satisfaction survey. But the government and Congress have a lot of work to do if they want to effectively carry out their missions. Three important factors that contribute to expensive and highly disruptive employee turnover have received low scores for the fourth year in a row: job satisfaction, organization satisfaction, and whether the employee would...
  • Breaking: Mississippi Supreme Court Rules for Cochran [my title]

    10/24/2014 3:41:51 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 89 replies
    Mississippi Supreme Court ^ | October 24, 2014 | Mississippi Supreme Court
    No news article to post-- the only article so far is in the Clarion-Ledger, which we can't post. But the Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed the lower court ruling that Chris McDaniel's challenge to Thad Cochran's primary win was filed too late. The Court's decision is here.