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Thursday, October 23, 2014

When I Was Bed

... before she spread, Lilacs on my sheets ...

... the antiquity of that one moment ...
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Shouldn't we see this everywhere?

On a recent trip to Charleston almost every building south of Broad is historic. St. Michael's predates the Revolution. Here's a picture:
Let's look at that banner up close:
In case you can't read the words it says "Join us to Pray for the Suffering Christians in the Middle East." Though out New York and New Jersey, where we live and work, we've seen nothing like this. We've seen banners announcing Christian-Muslim dialogs, several about Palestinians, but not one about the slaughter of Christians in the Middle East. Shocking ... and sad.
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Putin: Economically Strapped Dictator Threatens to Play the Nuclear War Card

From Al Fin:

Is global thermonuclear war unthinkable? Not in Moscow. As Russia’s economy takes a deep dive into a shallow pool, the Kremlin’s war planners are busy laying the groundwork for large scale global violence.

Under mounting Western pressure this year, Russian leaders have been repeatedly and unambiguously reminding the West of the ultimate weapon at Moscow’s disposal—nuclear mutual assured destruction. The Russian military is also rearming and conducting massive exercises, preparing for a possible global war.
… The Russian economy has continued to stagnate and may go into recession in 2015. A contraction in household income is also expected. The finance ministry is considering cuts in budget spending, but it seems defense expenditures will continue to grow. The defense budget in 2015 is planned to reach an all-time post–Cold War high of 4.2 percent of GDP or 3.3 trillion rubles ($81 billion). In 2012, defense spending was 3 percent of GDP; in 2013, it reached 3.2 percent; and in 2014, it was 3.4 percent (Interfax, October 16). Overall federal budget spending to finance Russia’s massive intelligence services and other militarized services is almost as big as the defense budget per se. And as the new cold war–type standoff widens in scope and the Russian economy flounders, the Russian people will be increasingly paying for guns instead of butter. __ Russia Prepares for War
Although the price of oil is staying well below Russia’s fiscal breakeven, Putin is pushing Russia more forcefully onto a quasi-wartime economic footing — boosting military, intelligence, and propaganda budgets in prodigal fashion.
Global oil & gas prices are the key to whether Putin feels forced to speed up his war plans, or whether he feels that he can plan for war at his leisure. If Russia plunges into recession due to a deep and lasting global slump in commodities markets, he may feel he has no choice but to let slip the dogs of war.
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Co-Founder Of Weather Channel: Climate Change Proved To Be “Nothing But A Big Lie”

From the Express UK:
John Coleman, who co-founded the Weather Channel, shocked academics by insisting the theory of man-made climate change was no longer scientifically credible. Instead, what ‘little evidence’ there is for rising global temperatures points to a ‘natural phenomenon’ within a developing eco-system. 
In an open letter attacking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he wrote: “The ocean is not rising significantly. 
“The polar ice is increasing, not melting away. Polar Bears are increasing in number. “Heat waves have actually diminished, not increased. There is not an uptick in the number or strength of storms (in fact storms are diminishing). 
“I have studied this topic seriously for years. It has become a political and environment agenda item, but the science is not valid.” 
Mr Coleman said he based many of his views on the findings of the NIPCC, a non-governmental international body of scientists aimed at offering an ‘independent second opinion of the evidence reviewed by the IPCC.’ 
He added: “There is no significant man-made global warming at this time, there has been none in the past and there is no reason to fear any in the future.
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Humpday Blues

Ronnie Baker Brooks Band
Born In Chicago

Stuck On Stupid

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For those wondering about a possible "October Surprise" please keep in mind that bloody little Muslim holiday known as Ashura is on November 3 this year.

Election Day is November 4.

Just sayin'...

That is all


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Emergency Agencies Practice Response To 10-Kiloton Nuclear Bomb in Times Square

Just another one of the minor inconveniences we put up with for the pleasure of living with all these lovely Moderate Muslims.

From CBS News:
The city’s Office of Emergency Management ran a training exercise Wednesday that simulated a response to a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploding at 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue in Times Square, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported. 
According to the exercise, 100,000 people were instantly killed; a wave of overpressure took down buildings for a half-mile radius and did damage for up to two miles; and a radiation cloud swept over the region.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau Identified by Fox News as Ottawa Shooter

1. An ISIS Media Account Tweeted a Picture Purporting to Be Bibeau

2. His Name Appears Twice in Montreal’s Criminal Database

3. Nathan Cirillo Has Been Named as the Slain Soldier

4. His Gun Used Was a Double-Barrel Shotgun

5. He Was Killed by the Parliament’s Sergeant-at-Arms







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Jihad Attack in Jerusalem - Eight Hurt As Car Rams Pedestrians – Baby Killed - Americans Injured

Israeli police shot and wounded the driver of a car who rammed a group of pedestrians in Jerusalem Wednesday, injuring nine, in a suspected “terror attack.”
Shortly before 6:00 pm (1500 GMT), a car hit pedestrians at the Ammunition Hill tram stop, which lies on the seamline between west and occupied east Jerusalem.
“A private car which arrived from the direction of the French Hill junction hit a number of pedestrians who were on the pavement and injured nine of them,” police spokeswoman Luba Samri said in a statement.
“The driver apparently tried to flee on foot and was shot and wounded by a policeman from the Jerusalem district.”
It was not immediately clear how badly he was hurt, nor were there any details on his identity.
“Initial indications suggest this is a hit-and-run terror attack,” Samri said.
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Jihad: Photo of Shooter from Canadian Parliament Building

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EU Tyranny: New Law against Democratically Dismantling EU from Within

EU Tyranny: New Law against Democratically Dismantling EU from Within

It looks as if this new law is meant to serve as a severe roadblock to parties that would like to dismantle the EU in a democratic and peaceful way from within.

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Pretty Sure This is the Reason For The Jihad Attack in Canada Today

Stephen Harper was to present Malala Yousafzai with her honorary citizenship today

It will be interesting to see if the media narrative on today's events on Parliament Hill shifts to protect Islam as it has in recent weeks...


The audio above mentions recent incidents to which I provide the following links:

Vancouver Canada: VPD investigating after man blew homemade pipe bomb up in his own face in Olympic Village Authorities did not charge the guy. What would happen to a regular fellow who had a hidden handgun?

Explosion in Greely, Ont., last week was deliberately set

Captain Marie-France Poulin, the public affairs officer at CFB Valcartier says military personnel have received the order to not wear their uniform in public places, unless they are on official duty.She says this order applies to soldiers across Quebec, but wouldn't confirm if it applies across Canada.Poulin says Valcartier has also tightened security measures at the entrance of the base. A military police unit, that normally patrols the base, will be stationed at the gates permanently. Two security commissionaires are also present.Vehicles will have to show identification and could be searched at random. Poulin says she received no indication that the base would be locked down.
Captain Marie-France Poulin should be forced to resign and be forbidden from ever donning a uniform again.
Instead forbid all Islamic garb which is the uniform of the enemy. All mosques should be RICO'd as camps of the enemy.
“Power out at Queensway Hospital, they’re on Code Grey.”

That doesn’t sound good. Strange coincidence

wiki: Code Gray: Infrastructure Loss or Failure
[...]On Wednesday, Tony Zobl, 35, said he witnessed the soldier being gunned down from his fourth-floor window directly above the National War Memorial, a tall granite cenotaph, or empty tomb, with bronze sculptures dedicated to those who died in World War I.

“I looked out the window and saw a shooter, a man dressed all in black with a kerchief over his nose and mouth and something over his head as well, holding a rifle and shooting an honor guard in front of the cenotaph point-blank, twice,” Zobl told the Canadian Press news agency.

“The honor guard dropped to the ground, and the shooter kind of raised his arms in triumph holding the rifle.”

Zobl said the gunman then ran up the street toward Parliament Hill.

AP link
(CNN) -- In response to the ongoing situation at Canada's Parliament, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, has increased its alert posture, CNN has learned. That means that it has increased the number of planes on a higher alert status ready to respond if needed. NORAD and Canadian law enforcement and Canadian authorities are in contact, an official told CNN.

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3-month old murdered by car terrorist

A sick tragedy occurred near Ammunition Hill:
A three-month-old infant who was critically injured when a car rammed into civilians near a light rail station in Jerusalem, died of her wounds on Wednesday night.

The baby was rushed to Mount Scopus' Hadassah Medical Center but medical officials announced her death after resuscitation attempts failed.
The culprit, unsurprisingly, was a Hamas member:
The Arab driver has now been confirmed (7:40 pm IST) to have been resident of the Shiloach/Silwan neighborhood and a member of Hamas - and to have served in Israeli prison before for terrorism, according to Police Spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld. [...]

Meanwhile, police and politicians are beginning to react to the attack. Blame is being put, as has throughout the past several months, on Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich and the Israel Police, specifically Commissioner Yohanan Danino.
Mayor Nir Barkat blamed them for not taking sufficient measures to defend the city:
"We must restore peace to Jerusalem - as I said for months, the situation in Jerusalem is intolerable and we must be acting unequivocally against the violence taking place in the city," Barkat stated.

Progress with Danino and Aharonovich had stalled so much that he turned directly to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to stop the "silent intifada."

"Now it is clearer than ever that the police must be put into Arab neighborhoods where there are disturbances, that checkpoints must be established, and that a significant presence must be felt," Barkat added.

"At my request, the Prime Minister has instructed to reinforce the police to be able to operate and carry out operations against rioting, including the addition of personnel and special units, using new technology, and increasing intelligence," he continued. "I'll continue to be vigilant and will not rest until security returns to Jerusalem."
Aharonovich and Danino should be fired if they continue to fail on their part. They owe an apology to a lot of people, and have much explaining to do.
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New York Times Headline


Ebola breaks out in America.  Numerous women and minorities affected.

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Raw video: Canadian Soldier shot while standing guard at Tomb of Unknown Soldier

Raw video: Canadian Soldier shot while standing guard at Tomb of Unknown Soldier 

Local Mall evacuated. Parent told not to go to schools to pick up students - all schools in secure mode or shelter in place - Doors locked.

Any field trips in progress - principal have been in contact with teachers in charge to ensure students in safe locations

Even CBC (blocks away) is under lockdown due to concern more than one shooter.

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Canada: Uniformed Canadian soldier shot at Ottawa War Memorial, Gunfire at Parliament

Video of gunfire inside the Canadian Parliament Building:

This is a breaking news story. Details are sketchy.

From Yahoo News:
A uniformed Canadian soldier has reportedly been shot the War Memorial in Ottawa. Police are on the scene. CPR was performed on the soldier and he has been transported to hospital by ambulance. Police have told reporters that the suspect is still on the loose, and the parliament buildings are on lockdown.



CTV: Police said a man believed to be a member of the Canadian Forces was shot at the memorial. There are also reports of shots being fired on Parliament Hill.

Read more:

2 minutes ago Paramedics and police pull a shooting victim away from the Canadian War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday. A Canadian soldier standing guard at the memorial in Ottawa has been shot by an unknown gunman and there are reports of gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press

Twitter: Tony Clement, Member of Parliament
"Shots fired during caucus meeting. at least 30 shots. MPs piled out. I'm safe with 2 colleagues [Mark Strahl and Kyle Seeback]but we're still at risk...

Twitter: Glen McGregor Ottawa Citizen national affairs reporter

1 minute ago: Police freaking. Saying more shots fired but not sure if construction.

2 minutes ago: Hearing multiple shots.

2nd perp shooter shot dead, not confiormed yet but reported on BBC TV.

From Paul McLeod, Ottawa bureau chief for the Halifax Chronicle Herald, via Twitter an email alert to Prime Minister Harper's staff tells them to shelter in place from "active shooters in the Parliament Hill vicinity." image

CBC Live Reports

Twitter feed at above link states:
Police say the shooter is on roof of building at Metcalfe and Sparks 1 block from Parliament

From Paul McLeod, Ottawa bureau chief for the Halifax Chronicle Herald, via Twitter an email alert to Prime Minister Harper's staff tells them to shelter in place from "active shooters in the Parliament Hill vicinity." image 

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Twitter: “the source of all evil"

Actually I'd list the Koran a bit higher on that list.

From Young Conservatives

 By David Rufful

Top Islamic Cleric Says Twitter is “The Source Of All Evil,” Wait Until You See WHY…

 muslim cleric 

Twitter provides individuals a voice to express their opinions on a public forum. Naturally, this doesn’t exactly mesh with Islam. Free speech is a big no-no.

Riyadh (AFP) – Twitter is nothing more than “a source of lies” and evil, Saudi Arabia’s top Muslim cleric said, in comments that sparked lively debate Tuesday on the microblogging site.

“If it were used correctly, it could be of real benefit, but unfortunately it’s exploited for trivial matters,” Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh said on his “Fatwa” television show broadcast late Monday.

Twitter is “the source of all evil and devastation”, the mufti said.

“People are rushing to it thinking it’s a source of credible information but it’s a source of lies and falsehood.”

The social media platform is popular among both men and women in ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia, where some supported the mufti’s views but many others objected.

“This is why I will repent, and close my account to distance myself from this great evil,” one Twitter user wrote with apparent sarcasm.

Congratulations Abdul, you win the award for stupidest thing said on the internet today, and that’s not easy.

To Young Conservatives


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Ebola News 10-22-2014

We haven't had a new case of Ebola in seven days now, if I am not mistaken.

Obama appointed the Ebola Czar five days ago. He has not been to a single Ebola meeting yet.

But I guess it's not really important that he show to meeting, as we seem to have no more Ebola problem anyway.

I guess you could say the whole Ebola Czar thing was a non-starter.


Gallup: Americans' Confidence in Government to Handle Ebola Drops
HumanEvents: 'New' CDC Ebola Strategy Still Too Dangerous
WaPo: Ebola czar starts work Wednesday
TheHill: Lobbyists mobilize on Ebola virus  ...most of the Ebola lobbying is concentrated in the healthcare industry, including companies that have treatments or vaccines in development, other groups are making their voices heard.
ABCNews: Liberians Exiled by Ebola Pray for End of Outbreak 10/22 5:50AM
Hundreds of Liberians are stranded in Ghana, separated from their families because of poverty, fear and logistics. Some are waiting for flights to resume after most airlines cancelled flights to Liberia.
ABC7: 2 Patients with Ebola-Like Symptoms Monitored at Chicago Hospitals

Officials said they do not believe either patient was exposed to the virus.
One patient is a child who traveled from Liberia to O'Hare International Airport and threw up on the plane. The second patient is an adult and in isolation at Rush University Medical Center. That passenger traveled from Liberia to the U.S. alone.
NBCNY: Passenger Lands at Newark with Fever, Evaluated at Hospital for Ebola: Sources 
Liberian national traveled from Liberia to Brussels to Newark on United Airline Flight 998 Tuesday
YahooNews: Red Cross head says Ebola travel bans "irrational"

theLocal.IT: Woman suffers racist 'Ebola' attack in Rome
IBT: Leicester Ebola Hoax is 'Racist Campaign' by Nationalist News Site The Daily Bale
11KKTV: Fort Carson Soldiers Get Ebola Training before Africa Trip
615th Engineer Company, 52nd Engineer Battalion will learn how to use personal protective equipment.

AllAfrica: Liberia: JFK Health Workers on strike-AGAIN 10/22/2014
BBCNewsAfrica: Ebola: WHO set for emergency talks on travel curbs 10/22 6:32ET
KDUZ: Ebola/MN staffer traveling to Africa to help father 10/22/2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul public school staffer plans to travel to Sierra Leone to help her father, who is stricken with Ebola.
AllAfrica: Liberia: WHO Agrees to Failure in Managing Ebola? 10/21/2014
ITProPortal: Don't get caught out by this Ebola-themed malware scam. 10/22/2014
Insurer ACE says excluding Ebola cover on some new and renewal policies
BIDNESSNews: NewLink traded up 10% on WHO's announcement it's VSV-EBOV vaccine will be tested on 20k front line HCW treating Ebola in Africa 10/22/2014 6:54AM
HorseedMedia: Ugandan troops in Somalia urged to fight against the spread of Ebola 10/22/2014
AllAfrica: Liberia GOL-Ebola Cases Drastically Dropped at Foya Ebola Treatment Unit 10/22/2014
TheTelegraph: Ebola crisis 'unlikely to beunder control within a year', says pharma boss Paul Stoffels, J&J's chief scientific officer, says size of epidemic means it will take more than a year to contain.
FoxNews: RedCross official says Ebola outbreak could be contained in four to six months 10/22/2014
USAToday: Urgent-care clinics ill-equipped to treat Ebola 10/21/2014

AP Advisory on Ebola Coverage 10/17/2014

Advisory on Ebola coverage
Posted on 10/17/2014 by Erin Madigan White

In an advisory to editors at member and customer news organizations, The Associated Press outlined the careful steps it is taking in covering the Ebola story.


We’re increasingly hearing reports of “suspected” cases of Ebola in the United States and Europe. The AP has exercised caution in reporting these cases and will continue to do so.

Most of these suspected cases turn out to be negative. Our bureaus monitor them, but we have not been moving stories or imagery simply because a doctor suspects Ebola and routine precautions are taken while the patient is tested. To report such a case, we look for a solid source saying Ebola is suspected and some sense the case has caused serious disruption or reaction. Are buildings being closed and substantial numbers of people being evacuated or isolated? Is a plane being diverted? Is the suspected case closely related to another, confirmed Ebola case?

When we do report a suspected case, we will seek to keep our stories brief and in perspective.

The AP


ChicagoTribune: Passenger from Liberia moved out of isolation in Chicago; mayor touts handling of case
2:01PM 10/22/2014
***** Ohio contacts with Ebola patient Amber Vinson climb to 164; none showing symptoms
10/22/2014 3:10PM
DetroitNews: Snyder: Michigan has 1,000 isolation beds for Ebola 10/22/2014 3:20PM
Rockland resident (NY) cleared after possible Ebola exposure 10/22/2014 3:19PM
Newsweek: Ebola-infected Nurse's dog, Bentley, tests negative for virus
October 22, 2014 3:18PM
Reuters: Update 5: US Tightens Ebola Monitoring for west African Visitors
October 22, 2014 3:00PM
TimesofIndia: Canadian-made vaccine begins 2nd trial in US October 23, 2014 12:25AM IST
****** Commissioner: Change quarantine rules for Ebola October 22, 2014 3:11PM
CapRadio: Poll: Broad Support in US for Ebola Travel Ban
October 22, 2014
WSJ: Ebola Fears spark China Pullback in West Africa Continents Largest Trading Partner Evacuates Workers, Compounding Region's Economic woes 10/21/2014 6:13PM ET
Reuters: As virus spreads, insurers exclude Ebola from new policies October 22, 2014 10:01PM IST
Time: Faster Ebola Tests Could Help Stem the Outbreak in West Africa 3:48PM
IBNLive: Ebola death toll near 5,000 with true number nearer 15,000: WHO
October 23, 2014 12:48AM IST
FoxNews: Ebola cases rising sharply in Western Sierra Leone
AP: Dozens released Ebola-free from Sierra Leone site


ChicagoTribune: Ebola virus no longer detected in infected nurse's body, family says
The family of Amber Vinson, one of two Dallas nurses infected with Ebola, said on Wednesday that tests by medical officials were no longer able to detect the virus in her body.
LatinoFoxNews: Panama prohibits arrival of travelers from 3 nations due to Ebola

CBS: Health Officials Release Chart Of Those Currently Monitored For Ebola

NYASATimes: ebola Scare: Malawi army quarantines soldiers over 'strange' infections

The Malawi defense Force (MDF) has quarantined some soldiers who were on a peace-keeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo over suspected Ebola virus.
AFGE Joins the AFL-CIO's Call for Worker Protections Amidst Ebola Crisis
In separate letters addressed to House and Senate leaders from both parties, AFGE and the AFL-CIO asked Congress to provide the necessary funding or legislation "to ensure that workers and the public are protected." Among those protections is a request for a measure prohibiting retaliation against workers who publicly raise concerns about their facilities' preparedness, and another for compensating workers who lose their jobs due to Ebola exposure.
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More people hospitalized in Turkey, suspected of having Ebola?

More people hospitalized in Turkey, suspected having Ebola

From Will at THE OTHER NEWS:

More people hospitalized in Turkey, suspected having Ebola. (Taz).

Three people suspected Ebola were hospitalized in the Turkish provinces of Izmir, Kahraman Marash and Konya, the Anadolu Turkish news agency said Oct.22. 

One of the hospitalized is a Turkish student who studies in Somalia and returned to his homeland, and the rest returned from the Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

Thus, the number of hospitalized suspected Ebola in Turkey reached five people, four of whom are persons returned from the Hajj. 

Earlier it was reported that 45 special hospitals were allocated in 36 provinces of Turkey in case of detection of people sick with Ebola.

Special hospitals are allocated mainly in the provinces with international airports. In particular, three hospitals were allocated in Ankara, and two special hospitals in Istanbul.

It is also reported that citizens of countries in which Ebola was revealed are checked at the airports in Turkey.

Ebola virus is rapidly spreading in West Africa, namely in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria, Congo and Senegal. The cases of Ebola infection have been registered in the US, Spain, Norway, Australia and other countries as well.

The World Heath Organization (WHO) reports 4,033 people have died so far, with 8,399 probable or suspected cases. However in reality, this number could be much higher due to under reporting of the disease.

The US Center for Disease Control claims cases in Liberia are doubling every 15-20 days while those in Sierra Leone are doubling every 30-40 days.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also estimate Liberia and Sierra Leone could see 1.4 million cases of Ebola within three months when under-reported cases are taken into account.
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ISIS Begins Attack on Bagdad - Lobbing Mortar Shells Into Green Zone

From Ace:
In a bad sign for the future of security in Baghdad, ISIS forces are apparently close enough to the center of the Iraqi capital that they are firing mortars which are landing inside the heavily fortified Green Zone. 
Officials in Baghdad confirmed on Tuesday that two mortars landed within 500 meters of the United States embassy in the Green Zone. That portion of the city houses Iraqi government facilities as well as American and British diplomatic installations. 
ISIS militants on Twitter reportedly claimed credit for striking targets inside the Green Zone moments after the attack. This dispiriting episode came amid the continued campaign of car bombings aimed at sewing chaos in Baghdad and sapping the city’s residents of confidence in the government and Iraqi Security Forces. 
Via Fox News: 
The incident came amid a wave of bombing attacks in and near Baghdad that killed at least 30 people. Police officials said the deadliest attack took place Tuesday afternoon when a double car bomb attack hit Habaybina restaurant in the Shiite-majority district of Talibiya in eastern Baghdad, killing 19 people and wounding 32 others. 
Earlier, a bomb struck at an outdoor market in the southern district of Abu Dashir, a mostly Shiite neighborhood, killing four people and wounding nine, police officials said. 
Later, a bomb that went off near a small restaurant in central Baghdad killed five people and wounded 12, the officials said. 
Another bomb exploded at a commercial street in the town of Madian, just south of Baghdad, killing two people and wounding four.
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Multiple Reports of Islamic State Chemical Weapons Attack On Kurds In Kobani

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This violates the very essence of America as we were founded by people fleeing religious persecution and were established to protect it.

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Night Music #201 1989 Stevie Ray Vaughan, Pharoah Sanders, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, The Platters 1955, Van Dyke Parks, Maria McKee 

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ebola News - 10-21-2014

No new Ebola cases in the United States. THANK GOD!

How 1 Doctor Helped Save Nigeria From Ebola

Courageous woman who probably saved hundreds, if not thousands. The other critical piece in Nigeria fighting a winning battle is that the government closed the borders to people from other Ebola affected nations.

Ebola Spreading Like Wildfire In Western Sierra Leone


CDC Announces Additional "Protocols" For Travelers Coming to US from Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea

First of all, all travelers originating from those countries (whether by direct or indirect flight) will have to terminate at one of five specified airports, which I guess will supposedly be given additional training so they can perform better screenings.
But the only screening specified is... taking the passenger's temperature. Something we already know doesn't work.
This is obviously a political move designed to pretend that we're blocking ebola cases from entering the US. But the maneuver itself is calculated to not block potential ebola cases. 



US Army lab plays key role in helping to fight the spread of Ebola
Researchers Dr. Christopher Doona and Florence Feeherry of the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center developed next generation decontamination technologies that safely, conveniently, and controllably generate chlorine dioxide (ClO2) without acids or power. ClO2 kills bacterial spores, viruses, and vegetative cells, while minimizing hazards to the user and the environment.
WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January

GENEVA (AP) - Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as January as long as they are deemed safe, a top World Health Organization official said Tuesday.

Vocativ: Rwanda Starts Testing American Visitors for Ebola
(yeah, you read it right the first time)


SunNews: UCH raises alarm over Lassa fever in Ibadan October 20, 2014
" was particularly worried about the development because the ailment belonged to the same family of hemorrhagic fever like the dreaded Ebola disease virus (EVD), which had raised global concern in recent times due to the level of fatality it had caused, es­pecially in some parts of West Africa.
“Within the last two months, we have had about 80 samples suspected of hem­orrhagic fever. Out of the 80, we are having close to 27 be­ing positive. That is about 35 to 40 per cent. That is very high,” he said, while calling for urgent action to stem the tide."

10/20/2014 LATimes: Ebola-free Nigeria hailed as 'success story' in battling outbreak

Lassa fever, a serious viral disease spread by contact with infected rodents, is estimated to infect hundreds of thousands of people per year across the countries of Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria in West Africa, with approximately five thousand deaths annually. In some areas of Sierra Leone, up to 16 percent of people admitted to hospitals have Lassa fever. Lassa fever is also associated with occasional epidemics, during which the case-fatality rate can reach 50 percent.

See (unfamiliar source/hyperlinked data appear to source appropriately) this August 4th link :
Tulane, USAMRIID, DoD, Bioengineered Ebola/Lassa Hybrid
German clinic forced to scrap two machines worth £1m because Ebola patient vomited on them
He recovered after five weeks of intense treatment but not before vomiting on two expensive machines - first vomited on a mobile x-ray machine and then on an equally expensive ultrasound scanner
that now must be scrapped.


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