101st Airborne Won’t Get Full Protective Hazmat Suits for Eb ola Mission in West Africa


by Jim Hoft

Unbelievable.
Troops from the 101st Airborne Division will not receive full protective Hazmat suits for their mission in West Africa.
They’re being sent to West Africa but won’t get full protective Hazmat suits.
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US troops prepare for deployment (US Army Africa)
The 101st Airborne is a U.S. Army modular light infantry division trained for air assault operations. The division was renowned for its role on D-Day. Major General David H. Petraeus (“Eagle 6″) led the Screaming Eagles to war in 2003 during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The administration says they won’t need them.
Nashville Public Radio reported:

Read More: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/10/101st-airborne-wont-get-full-protective-hazmat-suits-for-ebola-mission-in-west-africa/

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The comparison lives on, Ebola to IS


Originally posted on Right Ring:

Ebola_2988634b The IS Motto: “Remaining and Expanding”

A while back I made a comparison of ISIS and Ebola (or Islamic State)  and was probably one of the first to draw direct parallels. Since then, the more I see and learn about either of these viruses the more similar they seem.

For instance, Ebola has been around since ’76 but its a naturally occurring virus. That means they may eliminate the latest epidemic but at some point it will return.

That much is really like ISIS, or Islamism itself. It keeps returning even in areas pushing natural boundaries or borders. Killing the latest strain of ISIS would only be followed by a return of Islamic terrorism under some other name.

But unlike the Ebola disease, radical rabid Islamists spread their virus in creative ways mutating almost daily. And, instead of a fear and withdraw, there is a natural attraction to it in…

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#StopEbolaStrike: National Strike to Force Obama to Block West African Flights


Administration committing criminal neglect by failing to secure America against outbreak

#StopEbolaStrike: National Strike to Force Obama to Block West African Flights

Infowars.com is calling for a general strike across the United States in response to the federal government’s botched response to the Ebola outbreak and the Obama administration’s refusal to block flights coming in from West Africa.

Countries bordering those in West Africa impacted by the Ebola outbreak have been successful in stopping the spread of the virus by blocking flights, including Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau and Senegal, and yet the Obama administration has refused to do likewise despite innumerable public figures calling on the White House to take action.

Numerous airlines have also restricted flights to Ebola-affected countries and yet the United States remains wide open to potential Ebola patients not only via airports but also via the country’s porous southern border, where hundreds of illegal aliens from Ebola-hit countries have poured across in recent months.

Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, commander of the U.S. Southern Command, has also warned that if the Ebola outbreak continues to rage it could cause “mass migration into the United States” of victims seeking treatment.

By refusing to block flights or tighten border security, the Obama administration is aiding and abetting the spread of Ebola and engaging in dereliction of duty by refusing to adopt the default position under such circumstances.

That’s why we’re launching a national campaign for all non-essential workers in the United States to strike from Monday through Wednesday next week.

We are calling on everyone to get behind the strike by tweeting under the hashtag #stopebolastrike and by personally participating in the general strike from Monday to Wednesday. We also invite other media outlets and media personalities to support the strike.

MORE: http://www.infowars.com/stopebolastrike-national-strike-to-force-obama-to-stop-west-african-flights/#sthash.FkREN3Ui.dpuf

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Fox’s Pirro: Obama set ISIS leader free in 2009


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ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi was “released by Obama in 2009.”

Jeanine Pirro on Saturday, June 14th, 2014 in a broadcast on Fox News

Fox’s Pirro: Obama set ISIS leader free in 2009

By Jon Greenberg on Thursday, June 19th, 2014 at 6:05 p.m.

The march of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, across a swath of Iraq has fractured a nation and spurred Republican attacks that the Obama administration is on the verge of “snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.”

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro tied President Barack Obama to the roots of the current assault. On June 14, Pirro offered listeners this insight into the ISIS leader. (ISIS is also called ISIL, for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.)

“The head of this band of savages is a man named Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, the new Osama Bin Laden,” Pirro said. “A man released by Obama in 2009, who started ISIS a year later. And when Baghdadi left Camp Bucca, where the worst of the worst were held in Iraq, he threatened his American jailers saying, ‘I’ll see you in New York.’ “

A reader wanted to know if Obama actually released Baghdadi, and we decided to look into it. Whatever the truth, the assertion has gained traction. For the president’s critics this fits with their disdain for the recent prisoner swap that freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Taliban leaders who had been kept at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Red State, a conservative blog, used the Baghdadi connection to talk about Obama’s “catch-and-release” policy.

We have two elements to verify. Was Baghdadi in U.S. custody in 2009 and did Obama have a direct connection to his release? We’ll deal with them in order.
Will the real Abu Bakr al Baghdadi please stand up

MORE http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2014/jun/19/jeanine-pirro/foxs-pirro-obama-set-isis-leader-free-2009/

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Meet the Terrorist Leader of ISIS Released Under President Obama Who is Now Rampaging Across Iraq


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The rise of the terrorist group ISIS in Mosul, Tikrit, and other villages in Iraq has overwhelmed the country’s government and military.
Burning down villages, executing civilians and soldiers, they have created a reign of terror that U.S. Armed Forces fought and died to end. Iraq veterans have begun to question whether their sacrifices were worth the cause.
And new information about the brutal leader of ISIS is not bound to make the U.S. government’s actions regarding Iraq look any better: from 2005 until 2009, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi was in U.S. custody at our now-closed Camp Bucca near Umm Qasr in Iraq, Examiner reports.
In 2003, following the initial invasion into Iraq, some reports suggest Baghdadi was drawn into the emerging al Qaeda forces and, quickly rising through the terrorism network, became known for the atrocities he and his followers committed. Via Examiner:

MORE: http://www.ijreview.com/2014/06/147962-startling-report-isis-leader-details-release-u-s-custody-brutal-reign-terror/

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Watchdog: Obama to bring non-American Ebola victims to U.S. for treatment


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Photo - President Obama is considering a plan to expand treatment of Ebola victims beyond Americans. AP Photos President Obama is considering a plan to expand treatment of Ebola victims beyond Americans. AP… While the bipartisan voice grows to ban Ebola victims from entering the United States, a new report claims that President Obama is considering a plan to bring the world’s Ebola patients to the United States to be treated.
Judicial Watch, the conservative public watchdog group, says in a shocking report that the president is “actively formulating plans” to admit Ebola-infected non-citizens just to be treated.

More: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/watchdog-obama-to-bring-non-american-ebola-victims-to-u.s.-for-treatment/article/2554956

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Obama Plans to Let Ebola-infected Foreigners Into U.S. for Treatment


Mobamahad has been expediting VISA’s for infected people with ebola…since AUGUST!

OCTOBER 17, 2014

Washington, DC – Judicial Watch has learned that the Obama administration is actively formulating plans to admit Ebola-infected non-U.S. citizens into the United States for treatment. Specifically, the goal of the administration is to bring Ebola patients into the United States for treatment within the first days of diagnosis.
It is unclear who would bear the high costs of transporting and treating non-citizen Ebola patients. The plans include special waivers of laws and regulations that ban the admission of non-citizens with a communicable disease as dangerous as Ebola.
One source tells us that the Obama administration is keeping this plan secret from Congress. The source is concerned that the proposal is illegal; endangers the public health and welfare; and should require the approval of Congress.

Read more about Ebola http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2014/10/obama-plans-let-ebola-infected-foreigners-u-s-treatment/#sthash.rcFY9oE7.dpuf

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Ebola Expert Demands Americans Die for White Guilt


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According to a CNN expert we have to be willing to let millions of Americans die because of slavery.

On Anderson Cooper 360 Thursday, Ebola expert David Quammen argued that America had a “responsibility” to allow people from Liberia to fly into the country because of the legacy of American slavery.

Quammen: You can’t isolate neighborhoods, you can’t isolate nations. It doesn’t work. And people talk about, “Well, we shouldn’t allow any flights from Liberia.” I mean, we in America, how dare we turn our backs on Liberia given the fact that this is a country that was founded in the 1820s, 1830s because of American slavery. We have a responsibility to stay connected to them and help them see this through.

I’m not sure how much Quammen knows about Ebola, but he doesn’t know a whole lot about Liberia.

Liberia is a state of historical irony. The black ex-slaves who went there tried to duplicate the South by setting up the plantation lifestyle complete with period clothing, names and manners.

And they set up slavery for the local African population. Liberia was a black South Africa.

Liberian history is fairly similar to American history not only because of a preference for names like Washington and Madison, but because it consisted of the African-American settlers fighting the native population, subduing them and settling their land.

There are some things to admire about the Liberians, unfortunately they don’t exist anymore, after a Liberian president began flirting with the USSR, a CIA coup led to the usual horrifying African bloodshed in which the native population began brutally raping, robbing and massacring the Libero-Americans. And then the usual coups and counter-coups followed.

Most of the Libero-American population left and moved to the United States.

READ MORE: http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgreenfield/ebola-expert-demands-americans-die-for-white-guilt/

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NOAH’S ARK: It’s still in Turkey stupid, this should be a much bigger story


Why is this not a BIG story?
I’m often amazed at our lack of knowledge about history. Ordinary people are hungry for this information, yet the organizations responsible to disseminate these facts seem to have an agenda to keep us in the dark. This is especially true when it comes to our ancient human history.

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I won’t hold you in suspense with this article: The Ark of Noah has been found. It’s real. I’ll describe the evidence in some detail and end with the historical and religious implications.

How it was discovered
In 1959, Turkish army captain Llhan Durupinar discovered an unusual shape while examining aerial photographs of his country. The smooth shape, larger than a football field, stood out from the rough and rocky terrain at an altitude of 6,300 feet near the Turkish border with Iran.

This mountainous land was originally part of the Kingdom of Armenia, a country that is thousands of years old and often considered the “first Christian nation”, until the Turks took it over at the beginning of the 20th Century.

Capt. Durupinar was familiar with the biblical accounts of the Ark and its association with Mount Ararat in Turkey, but he was reluctant to jump to any conclusions. The region was very remote, yet it was inhabited with small villages. No previous reports of an object this odd had been made before. So he forwarded the photographic negative to a famous aerial photography expert named Dr. Brandenburger, at Ohio State University.

Brandenburger was responsible for discovering the Cuban missile bases during the Kennedy era from reconnaissance photos, and after carefully studying the photo, he concluded: “I have no doubt at all, that this object is a ship. In my entire career, I have never seen an object like this on a stereo photo.”

In 1960 the picture [above] was published in LIFE magazine under the heading of Noahs Ark? That same year a group of Americans accompanied Capt. Durupinar to the site for a day and a half. They were expecting to find artifacts on the surface or something that would be unquestionably related to a ship of some kind. They did some digging in the area but found nothing conclusive and announced to the anxiously waiting world that it appeared to be a natural formation.

Most of the global media turned away from the find and it became a non-story.

In 1977 Ron Wyatt visited the site. Obtaining official permission, Ron and others conducted more thorough research over a period of several years. They used metal detection surveys, subsurface radar scans, and chemical analysis — real science — and their findings were startling. The evidence was undeniable. This was the Ark of Noah.

#1 — the Visual Evidence
The first part of the survey was to examine the object and take its measurements. The shape looked like the hull of a ship. One end was pointed as you would expect from bow [below: D] and the opposite end was blunt like a stern. The distance from bow to stern was 515 feet, or exactly 300 Egyptian cubits.
The average width was 50 cubits. These were the exact measurements mentioned in the Bible.

On the starboard side (right) near the stern there were four vertical bulges protruding from the mud [B], at regular intervals, that were determined to be the “ribs” of the hull [see below]. Opposite to these, on the port side, a single rib [A] protrudes from the mud. You can see its curved shape very clearly. Surrounding it are more ribs, still largely buried in the mud, but visible upon close examination.

Remember that this object, if it is the Ark, is extremely old. The wood has been petrified. Organic matter has been replaced by minerals from the earth.

Only the shapes and traces of the original wood remain. Perhaps this is why the expedition in 1960 was disappointed. They anticipated finding and retrieving chunks of wood, long since eroded.

READ MORE: http://www.jewsnews.co.il/2014/10/14/noahs-ark-its-still-in-turkey-stupid-this-should-be-a-much-bigger-story/

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Ebola is ‘disaster of our generation’ says aid agency


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Obama warns against Ebola “hysteria”

Obama warns against Ebola

London (AFP) – Aid agency Oxfam on Saturday said Ebola could become the “definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation”, as US President Barack Obama urged against “hysteria” in the face of the growing crisis.

Oxfam, which works in the two worst-hit countries — Liberia and Sierra Leone — called for more troops, funding and medical staff to be sent to tackle the west African epicentre of the epidemic.

Chief executive Mark Goldring warned that the world was “in the eye of a storm”.

“We cannot allow Ebola to immobilise us in fear, but… countries that have failed to commit troops, doctors and enough funding are in danger of costing lives,” he said.

The worst-ever outbreak of the deadly virus has so far killed more than 4,500 people, mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, but isolated cases have now begun to appear in Europe and the United States.

“The Ebola crisis could become the definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation,” a spokesperson for the British-based charity said as it appealed for EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg on Monday to do more.

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Liberian health workers at the Medecins Sans Frontieres …
Liberian health workers at the Medecins Sans Frontieres Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, on Octob …

Obama’s warning about hysteria came a day after the World Bank said the battle against the disease was being lost and as the US president named an “Ebola czar” to coordinate Washington’s response.

In Sierra Leone, Defence Minister Alfred Paolo Conteh was put in charge of the fight against the disease as the death toll there rose to 1,200.

In a statement, President Ernest Bai Koroma said the defence minister would “with immediate effect” head a new national Ebola response centre.

Read More: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-calls-end-ebola-hysteria-110006011.html

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Very Brave: Ebola-Infected Nurse Nina Pham in Fair Condition


Nina Pham, the Ebola-infected nurse flown from a Dallas hospital to a National Institutes of Health isolation unit, is doing well, sitting up and eating, doctors said Friday. Pham, 26, is one of two health-care workers infected while caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died at Texas Health Presbyterian hospital on Oct. 8.

“She (is) in fair condition,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told reporters outside the Bethesda, Maryland hospital. “We fully intend to have this patient walk out of this hospital.”

Pham is tired after a long trip, hospital officials told reporters outside the NIH clinical center, a large research hospital that has a special isolation unit. “She is resting comfortably, She is interacting with the staff. She is eating,” said Dr. Rick Davey, deputy clinical director at the NIAID, one of the NIH institutes, who examined Pham.

See Video and Read More: http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ebola-virus-outbreak/very-brave-ebola-infected-nurse-nina-pham-fair-condition-n228126

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BOOM: Dr. Carson Ask ed if He’d Serve as Obama’s Surgeon Gene ral… His Response is LEGENDARY


Conservatives will probably not be surprised to hear that Dr. Ben Carson has little interest in serving as President Barack Obama’s surgeon general. His reasoning, however, may be a little different that what they might expect.
Dr. Carson recently appeared on Hugh Hewitt’s radio program and was asked if we would consider accepting such a nomination, if asked.

“No, no,” the retired neurosurgeon replied without hesitation.”Because if I would, if I were going to serve in that position, I would have to serve under someone that I trusted.”

There’s no reason to be. Dr. Carson just said he doesn’t trust President Obama.

READ MORE: http://conservativetribune.com/boom-dr-carson-asked-if-hed-serve-as-obamas-surgeon-general-his-response-is-legendary/

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WHEN ISLAM ISSUES THREAT by CHARLES HURST


AUTHOR OF THE SECOND FALL and THE MONTERIANS
Website: theconservativeauthor.com


WHEN ISLAM ISSUES THREAT

Over a year ago I launched myself into the rising Progressive tide as a
conservative writer. Two novels, a long delayed knee jerk reaction begun
in 2005, landed themselves among the millions of cyber pages on Amazon.
The writing world is the Arts world. The heart wrenching abyss comprised of
wandering souls all attempting to climb out to the surface so their fellow
terrestrials may one day take note of their presence. And the scale for the
conservative writer will be the most arduous, as the inclined terrain is impeded
while the Progressive heel attempts to shove you back down into the dark.
Recently I received my first death threat for one of my comments on the caustic
elements that make up the poison of Islam. “The Spirit of Mohamed Atta,” a
troll who appears periodically on The Free Patriot didn’t have much like for my
analysis on the recent symptomatic beheading in Oklahoma in the relation to
the diseased carrier known as The Muslim. I’ll star out the usual vulgarity that
comprises these heathens, but you’ll get the point. This is what he had to say:

Charlie ****,
I will locate you, and I will slice your woman’s **** from your fat chest and feed
them to the Jews.

Afterwards I will use the pages from your dumb book to wipe my tezoh clean.

Interesting editorial on my novel coming from a group where many are
illiterate.

Now granted the cyber threat can arise from a bored fifteen-year-old or an IT
student whose social pastime is wreaking havoc from his latte shop in-between
classes on campus. It’s easy to mouth off to someone you’ll never have to
confront face to face. It seems, however, “Mohamed” hails from the Middle East
given the cordial quip on his profile:

For those of you I was unable to destroy, I will tell you I was born in Egypt.

Generally I ignore the hate mail replies as I’ve never in my life had the liberal
take a breath from the oxygen tank of reality. Talking reason to them is like
trying to convince a chimpanzee not to swing from the banana tree. But the
Muslim? Oh, I think I’ll respond to this. I gave Mr. “Mohamed” my blog site
and told him my rebuttal is forthcoming today. I hope your reading “Spirit of
Atta.” Because I’m talking directly to you now. And the rest of you pagans
from that rotting dirt patch of Babylon.

You don’t have to locate me, Mohamed. I’m in Brunswick, Maine and will be
here for quite a spell. Small town. I’m easy to find if you could scrap together
twenty dollars from your welfare check to use a cyber P.I. Maine has quite a
few of your kind here–the oppressive parasite who wants us all to live
under Sharia Law but can’t find a job to supplement his efforts. It’s been
lucky for you, hasn’t it, mate? A hundred years ago a certain General
Pershing would have dealt with you as one should deal with vermin. He
gutted you at the stake and buried you with your closest relative–the pig.
How we have come since then, haven’t we, Mohamed? You must laugh
at our political correctness, which endorses the dung beetle who is
starting to bury itself in our soils of freedom. But be advised when making
idle threats.

Not all of us will sit passive.

READ MORE: http://theconservativeauthor.com/charleshurstblog/when-islam-issues-threat/

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List of expeditions of (MURDEROUS) Muhammad


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This List of expeditions of Muhammad, also includes a List of battles of Muhammad and comprises information about casualties, objectives, and nature of the military expeditions ordered by of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad, as well as the primary sources which mention the expeditions.

Contents

List of expeditions:

Key/Legend Sariyyah (expeditions which he ordered but did not take part (73)) Ghazwah (expeditions which he ordered and took part (27))

List Here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_expeditions_of_Muhammad

MUCH TO LONG TO POST HERE…

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Obama to Allow 100,000 Haitians into America Without a Visa


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by Breitbart News 18 Oct 2014

Calling it “an irresponsible overreach of the executive branch’s authority,” Senator Charles Grassley, ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, is criticizing an executive order issued by the president that would allow at least 100,000 Haitian nationals into the United States to be “reunited with their families.”

Washington Times:


Read More: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/10/18/Obama-to-allow-100000-Haitians-into-America-without-a-visa

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Ebola scare on the high seas: Mexico and Belize close ports to cruise ship carrying health worker who handled samples from ‘patient zero’ who died of virus


  • The female passenger works at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas
  • Took a trip on the Carnival Magic trip – due to stop in Belize and Mexico
  • She handled clinical samples from Duncan – who died of Ebola on October 8
  • The woman, who is with her husband, had no symptoms but went into voluntary isolation
  • Hospital has now issued tighter guidelines to stop staff traveling
  • Belize is refusing to let the passenger ashore because of Ebola fears
  • The ship will be skipping its final stop in Cozumel, Mexico, Friday and will return to Texas on Sunday

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Annabel Grossman for MailOnline

A cruise ship which launched from Texas has been barred from entering Belize and Mexico because it may be carrying an Ebola victim.

The ship is carrying a health worker from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas – the epicenter of the Ebola crisis, where the first patient to die of the disease in America was treated.

The woman – who is now in voluntary isolation to protect fellow passengers – had handled samples from Thomas Eric Duncan, who died of the virulent disease on October 8.

Officials had wanted to move her off the ship so she could fly home. But the governments of Belize and Mexico both denied permission for the ship to dock in order to protect its own citizens.

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Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2796940/ebola-scare-caribbean-cruise-ship-woman-quarantined-cabin-coming-contact-infected-specimen.html#ixzz3GYZ2wvUs

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Woman who caused Ebola train station hysteria in Dallas spat on platform – she didn’t vomit – but HAD stayed at ‘patient zero’ apartment complex


  • A woman who vomited on a crowded train platform and showed signs of a low-grade fever in Dallas, Texas, was said to be on the Ebola watch list
  • Authorities say she was not on the watch list, though she did live at the same apartment complex as ‘patient zero’ Thomas Eric Duncan
  • As a precaution, the train was cleaned and the station was closed until further notice
  • Incident has highlighted the heightened state of hysteria about the disease spreading in Dallas

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Chris Spargo for MailOnline

and Reuters

A Dallas bus and train station was brought to a standstill on Saturday after a woman reportedly vomited at the facility, sparking fears she had Ebola, but the transit authority now say she was never on a watchlist as someone exposed to the virus.

Panic broke out after the woman exited a northbound train at the White Rock Station and was sick on the platform, leading the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system to close the station as a precaution.

However authorities have now said that, contrary to reports, the woman was not a watchlist of potential people exposed to the virus and had only spat on the platform.

‘The person being treated by Dallas Fire Rescue at White Rock Station is NOT on any Ebola watchlist,” Morgan Lyons, a DART spokeswoman, wrote in an email to Reuters.

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Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2798553/brief-hysteria-hits-dallas-woman-said-ebola-watch-list-vomits-crowded-train-platform-did-live-apartment-complex-patient-zero.html#ixzz3GYYUnkC8

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U.S. Army says it faces huge equipment, training risks with budget cuts


U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno (L) speaks during a meeting with Fang Fenghui (not pictured), Chief of General Staff of the People's Liberation Army, at Bayi Building in Beijing February 21, 2014. REUTERS/Lintao Zhang/Pool U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno (L) speaks during a meeting with Fang Fenghui (not pictured), Chief of General Staff of the People’s Liberation Army, at Bayi Building in Beijing February 21, 2014.

Credit: Reuters/Lintao Zhang/Pool

(Reuters) – The U.S. Army warned on Monday that mandatory budget cuts due to resume in fiscal 2016 would be devastating to a service that is already facing huge risks as it tries to keep forces ready for battle, replace aging equipment and respond to crises around the world.
“We have to have a national security debate … because there is too much going on,” U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno told reporters at the annual Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) conference.
Odierno said the Army had agreed to further reduce the size of its active force to 450,000 troops from an earlier goal of 490,000 to comply with mandatory budget cuts known as sequestration, but he questioned if even the original target would allow the Army to respond as needed around the globe.
“The problem is that since we made those statements, the world is changing in front of us,” Odierno said, citing Russian aggression in eastern Europe, growing threats from Islamic State militants and challenges in other areas.
Read More: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/13/us-usa-military-army-idUSKCN0I21V620141013

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Account of Clinton Aide’s Benghazi Document Sifting Familiar to Career Public Servant


To Sonya Gilliam, a recent account of improper sorting of Benghazi-related documents at the State Department brought back vivid memories of her own encounters with high-level government officials who withheld, deleted or destroyed public records.
And one name stood out for its familiarity: Cheryl Mills.
A former deputy assistant secretary of state had told The Daily Signal that Mills was present during an after-hours document operation in a basement room of the State Department in October 2012. Mills was chief of staff to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Cheryl Mills, left, was Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff and former White House counsel who defended President Bill Clinton during his impeachment trial. (Photo: Newscom)

Cheryl Mills, left, was Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff and former White House counsel who defended President Bill Clinton during his impeachment trial. (Photo: Newscom)

The purpose of the session, former State Department official Raymond Maxwell said, was to “separate” documents damaging to Clinton before records were turned over to an independent review board probing the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.
READ MORE: http://dailysignal.com/2014/10/15/account-benghazi-document-sifting-sounds-familiar-career-public-servant/

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WHAT A BONEHEAD! Kerry: Islamic State not due to Islam, but due to Israel and climate change


Oct 17, 2014 09:46 am | Robert Spencer

kerry-eid_0Hostility to Israel, dark warnings about the perils of global warming, and an anxiousness to absolve Islam of any responsibility for the evils done in its name — this single address by John Kerry sums up the Obama Administration’s foreign policy in a nutshell.
“Kerry: Extremism Not Linked to Islam; Factors Include Deprivation, Climate Change,” by Patrick Goodenough, CNS News, October 17, 2014:
more: http://www.jihadwatch.org/2014/10/kerry-islamic-state-not-due-to-islam-but-due-to-israel-and-climate-change

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Documents Obtained by Judicial Watch Reveal that Fast and Furious Rifle Was Used in 2013 Phoenix Gang-Style Assault


OCTOBER 16, 2014

Grassley/Issa letter to Justice Department cites its failure to notify Congress, credits Judicial Watch with overcoming DOJ attempt to “limit its exposure to public scrutiny”

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that, based on information uncovered through a Judicial Watch public records lawsuit against the City of Phoenix, the U.S. Congress has confirmed that an AK 47 rifle used in a July 29, 2013, gang-style assault on an apartment building that left two people wounded was part of the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning program.
An October 16 letter sent from Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Rep. Darryl Issa (R-CA) to Deputy Attorney General James Cole discloses that “we have learned of another crime gun connected to Fast and Furious. The [Justice] Department did not provide any notice to the Congress or the public about this gun.” Grassley (Ranking Member on the Senate Judiciary Committee) and Issa (Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee) detail:

Based on the serial number [1977DX1654] from the police report obtained by Judicial Watch and documents obtained during our Fast and Furious investigation, we can confirm that the assault rifle recovered in the vehicle on July 30, 2013, was purchased by Sean Christopher Stewart. Stewart pled guilty to firearms trafficking charges resulting from his involvement with Operation Fast and Furious … Stewart purchased this particular firearm on December 8, 2009, one of 40 that he purchased that day while under ATF surveillance” (emphasis in original document).

The Phoenix Police reports, which the letter from Congress references, were obtained by Judicial Watch thanks to a lawsuit filed against the City of Phoenix, AZ, seeking the Police Department’s records about the gang assault (Judicial Watch v. City of Phoenix (No. CV2014- 012018)). The lawsuit was filed on October 2 after the City of Phoenix ignored an August 5, 2014, Arizona Public Records Law request for information about the crime and the guns. Judicial Watch believed the reports detailed that a weapon or weapons used in the assault are connected to the federal government’s Fast and Furious gunrunning operation. Today’s letter from Grassley and Issa is official confirmation of Judicial Watch’s understanding from other sources.

Three weeks following the July 29, 2013, assault, four suspects were apprehended in a raid conducted jointly by Phoenix police detectives and investigators from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). According to press reports at the time “numerous rifles and handguns” were found when, “Detectives from the Phoenix Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations served federal search warrants.”

The presence of DHS investigators raised questions because Phoenix was the location of the ATF’s deadly Fast and Furious gunrunning operation. Operation Fast and Furious was a Justice Department/ Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) program in which the Obama administration allowed guns to go to Mexican drug cartels in the hopes that the guns would end up at crime scenes, thereby advancing gun-control policies. Fast and Furious weapons have been implicated in the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and hundreds of other innocents in Mexico.
In today’s letter to Cole, Grassley accused the Justice Department of a “lack of transparency” for failing to notify Congress of the discovery of the Fast and Furious weapon at the Phoenix crime site:

MORE: http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/documents-obtained-judicial-watch-reveal-fast-furious-rifle-used-2013-phoenix-gang-style-assault/#sthash.AxdFWGjx.dpuf

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Obamacare likely to cost $300 billion more than thought – Congressional Budget Office: CBO hasn’t officially investigated the cost of Obamacare since the summer of 2012


Obamacare likely to cost $300 billion more than thought – Congressional Budget Office

by RT October 15, 2014

The real cost of Obamacare will be hundreds of billions of dollars more than expected, Republican members of the Senate Budget Committee now say, and will greatly increase the federal deficit during the next decade.

Contrary to claims made by the White House, United States President Barack Obama’s hallmark health care plan will actually have a tremendous toll on the government, GOP members of the SBC committee allege in a new report.

According to an analysis of data received by the Congressional Budget Office, Senate Republican say so-called Obamacare won’t reduce the federal budget deficit by $180 billion by 2019 as predicted, but will actually set the US back another $131 billion in the hole.

The CBO hasn’t officially investigated the cost of Obamacare since the summer of 2012, Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) says in the report, and complications in the two-plus years since have, according to his group’s analysis, caused costs to change tremendously.

“The most recent CBO estimate, released in July 2012, indicated the law was projected to reduce the deficit by $109 billion over the 10-year period from FY 2013–2022. Nevertheless, considerable changes have occurred since then: a botched rollout of the insurance exchanges; unilateral changes made by the Administration to exempt certain groups from complying with key aspects of the law; technical adjustments to CBO’s baseline projections for federal health spending; updated economic forecasts; a better understanding of the labor market effects of the legislation; and a new 10-year budget window,” the report reads in part. “Together these changes have significant implications for the sign of the deficit impact of the Democrats’ health law.”

“[I]f nothing had changed since 2012,” the report continues, “then the legislation would be projected to reduce the deficit by $180 billion” by 2024.

After reviewing new data, however, that number changes drastically. In all, GOP analysts say the difference between the 2012 prediction and the latest analyses amounts to $311 billion.

MORE: http://www.infowars.com/obamacare-likely-to-cost-300-billion-more-than-thought-congressional-budget-office/

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Ebola 101 for Americans


Originally posted on Somewhere in Texas:

by Sue in NM

History of current Ebola outbreak

The Ebola strain in America has been traced back to West Africa. Ebola is a type of filovirus. West African Countries where this outbreak started are Guinea, Sierra Leone,  Liberia and Nigeria.

The U.S. currently has a Level 3 Travel Warning for Guinea,  Sierra Leone and Liberia.  This means only essential personnel should travel to these countries. Nigeria has a Level 1 travel warning. Nigeria has a lower warning level because at the onset of Ebola Nigeria imposed on themselves a travel ban to both incoming and outgoing travel.  They were able to contain the outbreak.

CDC has offices located in international airports and land borders now. At a CDC Press briefing they said border patrol agents have been instructed on what to watch for.

How is Ebola transmitted?      

Ebola can be transmitted from mammals and rodents to humans.  When Ebola…

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DHS Started Expediting Visa Extensions from Ebola Countries in August


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AUSTIN, Texas — As Ebola continued to ravage communities in West Africa this summer, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a division under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced “immigration relief measures” for citizens of three countries affected by the deadly virus.

The relief measures, announced on the USCIS website as “Ebola Outbreak-related Immigration Relief Measures to Nationals of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone Currently in the United States,” on August 15, 2014, include the following:

READ MORE: http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/10/17/DHS-Started-Expediting-Visa-Extensions-From-Ebola-Countries-in-August

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Viewers Quickly Notice Something That ‘Makes No Sense’ in Raw Video of Officials Loading Dallas Ebola Patient Onto Plane


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Images emerged of officials loading the second Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola onto a plane headed for Atlanta where she is set to receive treatment at Emory University Hospital — and Americans quickly noticed something very strange about the scene.
Among several workers wearing hazmat suits on the runway of Dallas Love Field is a man wearing plain clothes and no apparent protective gear.

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— NBC DFW (@NBCDFW) October 15, 2014

NBC DFW explains what occurred on the runway:

The unidentified man stood very near another hazmat-suited worker and then took what appeared to be a container from one of the suited workers. He placed it on the steps to the jet and walked out of view.

He then reappeared as one of the PPE-suited workers came off the plane with red hazmat bags. He took what appeared to be a not-yet-used red bag from the worker in protective gear, then handed it to the workers as they bagged up items from the ambulance ride.Then he conversed with two workers wearing respirators while the red hazmat bags were loaded onto the plane. He then grabbed the container from the stairs and got on the plane which departed Love Field en route to Atlanta.
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United States…It’s Here Folks!! Deadly MERS, Also Known As SARS, Virus May Be Airborne, Study Says


Let’s bring the allotted 800,000 M.E. refugees here just like every year since 2009… Is it a leap to say we should expect these invaders to bring their diseases along with their jihad?

“Jun 20, 2014 … In May 2014, CDC confirmed two unlinked cases of MERS in the United Statesone to Indiana, the other to Florida.”
cases continues to appear sporadically with no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission in communities”

The MERS virus, which first emerged in Saudi Arabia and has since spread throughout the Arabian Peninsula, the U.S., Europe and Southeast Asia, may be airborne, according to a paper published Tuesday.

Researchers found an air sample containing fragments of MERS, or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, at a barn that had sheltered an infected camel and a MERS patient. An air sample collected on the day that one of the camels was confirmed to have the illness came back positive for the virus.

“It’s another clue of a role for camels and it’s another indication that this is an airborne virus,” said Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations. “Neither is a revelation or a shock, but its always important to prove and not just make assumptions,” she added.

Health officials have reported the first case of the mysterious new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus, or MERS, in the United States. It’s in a health care worker who traveled to Indiana from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, last month.

Here are five things you need to know about MERS:

It’s new. It’s deadly. There’s no treatment. No one knows where it came from.

MERS was first seen in Saudi Arabia in 2012. Since then it has spread to 16 countries, most in the Middle East but also in Europe and Asia and now including the United States. It’s a coronavirus, a distant relative of the SARS — severe acute respiratory syndrome virus — that infected 8,000 people around the world and killed nearly 800 before it was stopped.

With ‘slamies coming back to the US from the hajj….this will definitely be spread through out the US. Like the Libyan who brought you ebola, these biological jihadist are just as much a threat as the bombs and guns they use.

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New York JFK: October 16, 2014 – Alarm after vomiting passenger dies on flight from Nigeria to JFK


Alarm after vomiting passenger dies on flight from Nigeria to JFK Demonstrators demand a travel ban outside the White House on Oct. 16 to stop the spread of the Ebola virus. Photo: Reuters

By Philip Messing and Laura Italiano

October 16, 2014 | 7:36pm

MORE: http://nypost.com/2014/10/16/alarm-after-vomiting-passenger-dies-on-flight-from-nigeria-to-jfk/

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A plane from Nigeria landed at JFK Airport Thursday with a male passenger aboard who had died during the flight after a fit of vomiting — and CDC officials conducted a “cursory” exam before announcing there was no Ebola and turning the corpse over to Port Authority cops to remove, Rep. Peter King said on Thursday.
The congressman was so alarmed by the incident — and by what he and employees see as troubling Ebola vulnerabilities at JFK — that he fired off a letter to the federal Department of Homeland Security demanding more training and tougher protocols for handling possible cases there.
The unnamed, 63-year-old passenger had boarded an Arik Air plane out of Lagos, Nigeria, on Wednesday night, a federal law enforcement source said.
During the flight, the man had been vomiting in his seat, the source said. Some time before the plane landed, he passed away. Flight crew contacted the CDC, federal customs officials and Port Authority police, who all boarded the plane at around 6 a.m. as about 145 worried passengers remained on board, the source said.
“The door [to the terminal] was left open, which a lot of the first responders found alarming,” said the source.

Rep. King called the protocol followed after the passenger died “alarming.”Photo: Getty Images

“My understanding was that the passenger was vomiting in the seat,” King (R-LI) said.
“The CDC went on the plane, examined the dead body and said the person did not have Ebola,” King said.
“It was what I was told a cursory examination. The Port Authority cops and personnel from Customs and Border Protection were there, and they were told there was no danger because the person did not have Ebola,” King said.
“But their concern was, how could you tell so quickly? And what adds to the concern is how wrong the CDC has been over the past few weeks.”

Rep. Peter T. King letter to Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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Special Interview with DCF Survivor Angel Cook


http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thecapt/2014/10/17/special-interview-with-dcf-survivor-angel-cookHear the unconscionable story of how the DCF destroyed the Cook’s loving and caring family with no evidence to support their destruction. The entire family has been ripped apart by the seams and left to pick up the remaining pieces all for the incompetence of some and the greed of others.

Angerl Cook will be here tonight to tell her story. She will be joined by Nancy Ruebenstien Delgiudice, the Educational Director and Volunteer coordinator of the Law Project for Psychiatiric Rights. A Non-Profit Public Interest Advocacy Organization.

If you would like to volunteer your time and talents helping families who have fallen prey to the DCF, please contact us at this website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AFORCEGroup/

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NEW comic book – The Infidel, PIGMAN – No joking!


H/T Annie
Check out the
NEW comic book – The Infidel, PIGMAN – No joking!
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THE INFIDEL, featuring PIGMAN, is now available on COMIXOLOGY

THE INFIDEL, featuring PIGMAN, is now available on COMIXOLOGY

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The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons


The soldiers at the blast crater sensed something was wrong.

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Andrew T. Goldman in North Topsail Beach, N.C. In August 2008, Mr. Goldman was part of a team near Taji, Iraq, that was trying to destroy munitions that could be used in makeshift bombs. While holding a cracked shell, he noticed a strange smell. Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

From 2004 to 2011, American and Iraqi troops repeatedly encountered, and at times were wounded by, chemical weapons that were hidden or abandoned years earlier.

It was August 2008 near Taji, Iraq. They had just exploded a stack of old Iraqi artillery shells buried beside a murky lake. The blast, part of an effort to destroy munitions that could be used in makeshift bombs, uncovered more shells.

Two technicians assigned to dispose of munitions stepped into the hole. Lake water seeped in. One of them, Specialist Andrew T. Goldman, noticed a pungent odor, something, he said, he had never smelled before.

He lifted a shell. Oily paste oozed from a crack. “That doesn’t look like pond water,” said his team leader, Staff Sgt. Eric J. Duling.

The specialist swabbed the shell with chemical detection paper. It turned red — indicating sulfur mustard, the chemical warfare agent designed to burn a victim’s airway, skin and eyes.

All three men recall an awkward pause. Then Sergeant Duling gave an order: “Get the hell out.”

Five years after President George W. Bush sent troops into Iraq, these soldiers had entered an expansive but largely secret chapter of America’s long and bitter involvement in Iraq.

From 2004 to 2011, American and American-trained Iraqi troops repeatedly encountered, and on at least six occasions were wounded by, chemical weapons remaining from years earlier in Saddam Hussein’s rule.

In all, American troops secretly reported finding roughly 5,000 chemical warheads, shells or aviation bombs, according to interviews with dozens of participants, Iraqi and American officials, and heavily redacted intelligence documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

See Video and Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/10/14/world/middleeast/us-casualties-of-iraq-chemical-weapons.html?_r=0

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Truth Revolt DAILY October 16, 2014


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October 16, 2014

Andrew Klavan: Helping the Pro-Obama Media Learn From the Past

10.16.2014
Videos
Andrew Klavan

COULTER: We’ll Tell You How Dangerous Ebola Is After the Election

10.15.2014
Commentary
Ann Coulter

Houston Mayor Backs Off Sermon Subpoena After Public Outcry

10.16.2014
News
Bradford Thomas

BREAKING: Connecticut Hospital Evaluating Patient with ‘Ebola-Like Symptoms’

10.16.2014
News
Bradford Thomas

BUSTED: Megyn Kelly Destroys CDC Director’s Ebola Safety Claim

10.15.2014
News
Caleb Howe

FIGHT THE LIES TRUTH REVOLT

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Texas Pastor At Town Hall Meeting Before Arrest: ‘I Am Breaking No Laws’


Posted on October 16, 2014 by TMH

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Texas Pastor Arrested for Demanding to Be Heard at Town Hall Meeting: ‘I Am Breaking No Laws’
Houston’s Mayor Backtracks on Church Subpoenas, Tosses Her Own Lawyers Under the Bus (Updated)

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Andrew Cuomo Volunteers Rochester, NY As Ebola Central


Is this what you voted for…he brought you epidemic EV-D68 and now EBOLA…you stupid idiots!!

 Strong Hospital one of 8 to fight Ebola

Updated: Thursday, October 16 2014, 06:22 PM EDT

New York City – Governor Andrew Cuomo said Strong Memorial Hospital is one of eight hospitals in New York State designated to handle any Ebola cases, should they emerge in NYS.

Cuomo held a news conference Thursday afternoon regarding the state’s preparation.

He said it’s unlikely that Ebola will show up in NYS, but wouldn’t be surprised, given the high level of travel into and through New York.

Cuomo, accompanied by Dr. Howard Zucker, Commissioner of the Department of Health, said the state is prepared in case of an outbreak, and that eight hospitals, including Strong, are undergoing training.

Read More and See Video: http://13wham.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/strong-hospital-one-8-fight-ebola-16758.shtml

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Nine Days in the Caliphate: Nine Days in the Caliphate: A Yazidi Woman’s Ordeal as an Islamic State Captive – The Call of Jihad: Families Struggle as German Kurds Join Islamists in Syria


Nine Days in the Caliphate

A Yazidi Woman’s Ordeal as an Islamic State Captive

When Islamic State fighters conquered the border region between Iraq and Syria, the Yazidi village of Kocho also fell into their hands. Twenty-year-old Nadia was among dozens of young women who were abducted and abused. This is the story of her ordeal. http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/yazidi-islamic-state-kidnapping-victim-decribes-nine-days-of-horror-a-996909.html

The Call of Jihad

Families Struggle as German Kurds Join Islamists in Syria

Islamic State has no qualms about killing Kurds in Syria. Yet the organization has still managed to attract Kurdish supporters in Europe. In Hamburg, a number of families are struggling to cope with their sons’ decisions to answer the call of jihad. http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/islamic-state-attracts-kurds-from-germany-to-join-jihad-a-997062.html#ref=nl-international

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TRUTH REVOLT DAILY October 15, 2014


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SHAPIRO: A Bowla Ebola Idiocy

10.15.2014
Commentary
Ben Shapiro

Houston Mayor: Sermons Opposing City Law ‘Fair Game’

10.15.2014
News
Bradford Thomas

Michelle O Does Something Weird With a Turnip

10.14.2014
News
Yehuda Remer

Dems Give Up on Lundergan-Grimes

10.15.2014
News
Sarah Fisher

Biden Calls Himself ‘White Boy’ While Speaking To Black Clergy

10.14.2014
News
Trey Sanchez

WH Press Corps Testing Ways to Avoid Administration Censorship

10.15.2014
News
Jeff Dunetz

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Executive director, Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York Action Fund and Political Committee Announce Baby Killer Candidates


As election season heats up, I am appalled and angered at the posturing of candidates who oppose the full 10 points of the Women’s Equality Act. Nine points are not enough to reflect the reality and the complexity of women’s lives.

In Rochester, the candidates who fully support WEA believe a woman knows what is best for her situation and trust she is capable of making her own decisions. They are:

­ Assemblyman Harry Bronson; ­ Assemblyman Joseph Morelle; ­ Sen. Ted O’Brien; ­ Candidate Gary Pudup; ­ Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Lt. Gov. candidate Kathy Hochul.

Please take time to cast your ballot on Nov. 4 for these individuals because they are not afraid to stand up for the full equality of women.

When you get a mailing from someone saying they support nine points, beware of their sham posturing about equality! To view a candidate’s actual voting record, go to: http://ppactionvoterguide. org/.

BETTY DeFAZIO

Executive director, Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York Action Fund and Political Committee

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RochesterWorks getting $5.2M to assist 1,500 job seekers


To be used for middle-skills jobs training

Bennett J. Loudon
http://rochesterdemocrat.ny.newsmemory.com/
Staff writer

RochesterWorks Inc. is getting a $5.2 million boost in funding that will help about 1,500 workers get training for in-demand middle-skills jobs.

U.S. Sens. Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Louise Slaughter, all Democrats, announced the three-year grant awarded under the U.S. Department of Labor’s Ready to Work Partnership, which supports collaborations between employers, nonprofit organizations and job-training programs.

Rochester Works is a private nonprofit agency that contracts with the city and county to provide employment and training programs funded by government grants.

Its executive director, Peter Pecor, said the agency and two associated regional organizations help about 300 to 400 people a year get training and help finding jobs. RochesterWorks, Finger Lakes Works and GLOW Works provide employment services to residents in a nine-county region, including Monroe and surrounding counties.

But those agencies usually run out of money for those programs halfway through their fiscal year, which starts July 1.

“We usually run out in December or January of each each year. This is going to allow us to continue those programs and enhance those programs and serve more people,” Pecor said. The goal is to use the money to serve an additional 500 people annually for the three years of the grant. “It allows us to serve more people that, with our regular funding, we are not able to serve, and serve them in a more intense way,” he said.

The programs funded by the grant will help focus on long-term unemployed people who have been out of work for 26 weeks or more. Often, they need training to update skills and obtain industry certifications and other credentials. Retraining efforts will focus on three segments of the economy: Computers and IT; advanced manufacturing; and health care. “Those are the three areas where we are really going to be concentrat­
ing because that’s where we see the most, the demand from the employer side,” Pecor said.

Local experts say as many as 23,000 jobs go chronically unfilled. Many are middle-skill jobs paying as high as $30-plus per hour. But employers still have trouble finding qualified workers to fill those jobs.

Pecor said five or six new workers will be hired to help with the services provided under the grant. He said less than 10 percent of the funds will go to administrative costs.

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“There are a lot of breakthroughs that can be spun off.” KODAK EYES ITS OLD PATENTS


Too Little Too Late For Retired Employees Kicked Off Retirement and Survivor Benefits And Came Up With These Old Patents

KODAK EYES ITS PATENTS

Company seeks to use research in new ways

http://rochesterdemocrat.ny.newsmemory.com/

Matthew Daneman

Staff writer

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“There are a lot of breakthroughs that can be spun off.”

KODAK CEO JEFF CLARKE

When it was a photography and imaging giant, Eastman Kodak Co. routinely spent many hundreds of millions a year on research and development. Some of its scientists’ discoveries became new products. Some ended up in a file cabinet. Today a much smaller company, Kodak is looking at new ways of turning those mountains of unused patents into business, CEO Jeff Clarke said Wednesday.

“There are a lot of breakthroughs that can be spun off,” he said as he stood in George Eastman House’s Dryden Theatre, surrounded by dozens of Kodak scientists for the company’s annual Distinguished Inventors Celebration.

Instead of focusing solely on discoveries that could lead to Kodakbranded billion-dollar products, the company will look to the venture capital universe — trading technology for a stake in other companies — or to original equipment manufacturers that would use Kodak technology inside its own products, said Clarke, who started as CEO in March.

Clarke in August announced a new business group, Kodak Technology Solutions, aimed at better commercializing its intellectual property.

While Kodak is focused on a set of printing-related businesses, its patent portfolio has potential uses well outside that, Clarke said Wednesday. “There are health care opportunities, consumer opportunities. …”

The Distinguished Inventors event recognizes its scientists who reach particular milestones in terms of patents awarded. Twelve researchers received their 20th patents over the past year. Another three received their 40th. And two received the company’s Century Award for 100 patents.

Working in Kodak’s labs, “You didn’t always innovate or create inventions for something at hand,” said Century Award winner Mridula Nair of Penfield. “Our management is now seeing this and working to explore the possibilities.”

Kodak now is “like a startup company but with huge intellectual property,” she said.

In his 22 years with Kodak, researcher Lee W. Tutt of Webster said plenty of his patents never ended up being commercialized.

“When you solve problems, they aren’t always problems that make a lot of money,” said Tutt, holding his Century Award after the ceremony. And while it would be nice if some of his discoveries got new life as potential sources of revenue for Kodak, Tutt said, “I’m a researcher, I’m not a business person. Most researchers in some way are puzzle solvers. That’s why I went into science.”

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ASTORINO IS RIGHT ABOUT START-UP NY … THINK ACORN ON TAX DOLLARS!!! Cuomo: Tax break program a fraud


ASTORINO IS RIGHT ABOUT START-UP NY … THINK ACORN ON TAX DOLLARS!!!

David Riley
http://rochesterdemocrat.ny.newsmemory.com/
Staff writer

Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a local crowd last summer that his START-UP NY program could be a “catalyst for dramatic transformation.”

Rob Astorino, Cuomo’s Republican opponent in the Nov. 4 election, called the tax-break initiative “the biggest fraud on television” during a Wednesday campaign trip to Rochester.

The program was one of many economic issues where Astorino sought to draw distinctions between Cuomo and himself while also casting doubt on his opponent’s claims of delivering tax relief.There are local stakes in the future of START-UP NY, which offers a 10-year break from income taxes for high-tech companies that relocate or expand on a qualified site — usually property owned by a college. The program recently helped lure data backup and recovery firm Datto to the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship downtown.

Datto opened its local office in August and expects to eventually employ about 70 people.

But Astorino suggested Wednesday that any benefits from START-UP NY could be fleeting. The program is “exactly what’s wrong with New York state right now,” he said during an interview with the Democrat and Chronicle Editorial Board.

The program picks and chooses winners — in this case, high-tech companies — over other businesses, Astorino said. He predicted that firms involved in the program will simply pack up and leave New York when their taxfree decade ends.

After learning of Astorino’s remarks, Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, a political ally of Cuomo, released a statement that said START-UP NY was a bipartisan effort that uses universities and research centers to promote entrepreneurship and grow the upstate economy.

“Rob Astorino’s lack of understanding of the most basic principles of economic development ought to give upstate voters significant pause when going to the polls this November,” said Morelle, D-Irondequoit.

Indeed, some Senate Republicans have touted START-UP NY, too. Astorino said they are taking an undeserved victory lap and there is more work to do.

However, when asked about the case of Datto in Rochester, Astorino said the few companies to benefit from START-UP NY should continue to do so.

Rather than offer limited incentives, Astorino said state government needs to tackle the underlying problem that drags down the economy — the tax burden.

“Why don’t we correct the problem that we know exists?” he said. “It’s why businesses are leaving the state in record numbers.”

Astorino favors replacing New York’s eighttiered graduated income tax with just two brackets. He said he also wants to eliminate the estate tax and a state energy tax.

Republican Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks joined Astorino at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center and spoke in support of his tax platform. Astorino also was scheduled to speak at the Irondequoit Kiwanis Club and a Monroe County Republicans’ dinner.

At the Democrat and Chronicle Editorial Board, Astorino spoke about his work as Westchester County executive, saying he worked in a bipartisan manner to trim property taxes in his first budget and has not raised them since. He first took office in 2010.

On other fronts, Astorino said that while he takes environmental concerns seriously, he supports the use of hydrofracking to drill for natural gas. He said he would seek a buffer zone near watersheds.

Astorino took several shots at Cuomo. He said corruption in New York is “despicable” and that he hadn’t picked up the governor’s new book because “I don’t read fiction.”

At the local level, Astorino also referred Wednesday to a recent study that ranked the Rochester metropolitan area 343rd out of 363 in the U.S. in terms of its average annual growth. He also called the region’s child poverty rate “shameful.”

“It doesn’t have to be that way,” he said. “We can go back to the real great days that Rochester had, and Rochester can have a wonderful future.”

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What have I been saying for 6 years…Charlie Rose Gushes Over Andrew Cuomo, Hypes Potential Presidential Run


1. Charlie Rose Gushes Over Andrew Cuomo, Hypes Potential Presidential Run

Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) sat down with CBS’s Charlie Rose for an exclusive interview on CBS This Morning to promote his memoir All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life. Throughout the interview, which aired on Tuesday morning, Rose gushed over the New York Democrat and lobbed numerous softball questions at Cuomo before hinting that “I think he would like to be president. I think it’s in his blood.” http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/charlie-rose-gushes-over-andrew-cuomo-hypes-potential-presidential-run

2. NBC Promotes ‘Close’ Kentucky Senate Race; Todd Pushes 3 Races That Are ‘Big Hurdles’ for GOP

Following a segment that aired during Sunday night’s NBC Nightly News on President Obama’s unpopularity ahead of the midterm elections, the evening news program ran two more midterm election segments on Tuesday. Both segments, however, were not without liberal bias, as one segment promoted the “close” Kentucky Senate race and the other discussed three Senate races to watch that present “big hurdles” for a Republican Senate majority. http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-promotes-close-kentucky-senate-race-todd-pushes-3-races-are-big-hurdles-gop

3. Maria Shriver Asks Ann Romney About GOP’s ‘Gender Problem’

In an interview with Ann Romney aired on Tuesday’s NBC Today, special anchor Maria Shriver couldn’t help getting in a dig at Republicans: “The Republican Party is viewed by so many women as having a gender problem, a women’s problem. Do you believe that?” The question came amid a segment that was largely focused on the Romneys funding the creation of a new medical center to research multiple sclerosis – which Ann Romney suffers from – as well as other neurological diseases. http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/maria-shriver-asks-ann-romney-about-gops-gender-problem

4. ABC and NBC Ignore Announcement of Murder Charges for Benghazi Suspect

Major broadcast networks ABC and NBC both refused to cover the news on Tuesday night that the lone individual the United States has in custody relating to the 2012 terror attacks in Benghazi, Libya has been charged with murder on multiple counts with 17 total charges that could bring the death penalty if convicted. As for those that did it on their Tuesday evening newscasts, both the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley and the Fox News Channel’s Special Report with Bret Baier offered news briefs on the subject. http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-and-nbc-ignore-announcement-murder-charges-benghazi-suspect

5. Jon Stewart Throttles Democrats for Hypocrisy on Campaign Spending

In a departure from his usual focus on ridiculing conservatives, Jon Stewart attacked top liberals/Democrats on Monday’s Daily Show for their blatant hypocrisy on the influence of money in politics. Stewart particularly mocked former Democratic senator and current Secretary of State John Kerry for his past lament that “the unending chase for money threatens to steal our democracy itself,” while his party raises hundreds of millions of dollars for its campaigns. http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/jon-stewart-throttles-democrats-hypocrisy-campaign-spending

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Benghazi updates: A new scoop from Attkisson, a new indictment and a new war


First up there’s this shocker. Hillary Clinton’s name has come up, once again, in the ongoing Benghazi scandal:

Here’s the opener from Ms. Attkisson’s latest report:

To Sonya Gilliam, a recent account of improper sorting of Benghazi-related documents at the State Department brought back vivid memories of her own encounters with high-level government officials who withheld, deleted or destroyed public records.
And one name stood out for its familiarity: Cheryl Mills.
A former deputy assistant secretary of state had told The Daily Signal that Mills was present during an after-hours document operation in a basement room of the State Department in October 2012. Mills was chief of staff to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

More commentary: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/15/benghazi-updates-a-new-scoop-from-attkisson-a-new-indictment-and-a-new-war/

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‘Top men’? Here is the scariest thing about Ebola and boy, is it terrifying!


‘Top men’? Here is the scariest thing about Ebola and boy, is it terrifying!
Yep. Ebola news continues to pour in and none of it is good. But what is the scariest part? This:



Whoa if true: World Health Organization says Ebola can incubate for more than 21 days
Twitchy coverage of Ebola

http://twitchy.com/2014/10/15/top-men-here-is-the-scariest-thing-about-ebola-and-boy-is-it-terrifying/

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Don’t look now Obama, but the name ‘Operation Inherent Resolve’ is being roundly mocked photo


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Carl Paladino: Mathematics of Ebola


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Bowe Bergdahl ‘deserter’ investigation is complete – but verdict will not be determined until after November’s elections


Originally posted on a12iggymom's Blog:

The Army completed its investigation last week into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s disappearance from a base in Afghanistan five years ago, but the Pentagon said Tuesday that it doesn’t know when the report will be released.

‘The investigating officer has done his work, but now that work is moving through the Army system, and at each stop … there will … be questions, requirements for clarification,’ Army Colonel Steve Warren told reporters.

‘So it’s working its way through the system as would any other investigation.’

The results of the Army’s probe into whether Bergdahl deserted his post will most certainly be withheld from the public until after November’s elections, if it discloses its findings at all.

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed from captivity in May after Obama traded him for five Taliban commanders. Platoon mates of Bergdahl say he deserted but the Army is yet to release its formal report

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed from captivity in May after Obama traded him for five Taliban commanders. Platoon mates of Bergdahl say he deserted but the Army is yet to…

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Ebola Camps? Fox Analyst Calls for Quarantine Camps in Every City


October 14, 2014 9:11 am

“They shouldn’t be letting people go into regular hospitals”
(Infowars) – Fox News, always ahead of the curve on panicking the general public into giving up all their rights, aired programming Monday during which an analyst openly called for quarantine camps to be set up all over the country to house those with Ebola like symptoms.
Fox contributor and former actress Stacey Dash called for the federal government to establish emergency centers to hold Americans in isolation, despite the fact that there have only been two confirmed cases of the ebola virus in the US.
“I think they should set up special centers for just Ebola in each state,” Dash said. “They shouldn’t be letting people go into regular hospitals, where it could be spread.”
– See more at: http://www.teaparty.org/ebola-camps-fox-analyst-calls-quarantine-camps-every-city-61467/#sthash.BnChOZ4b.dpuf
– See more at: http://www.teaparty.org/ebola-camps-fox-analyst-calls-quarantine-camps-every-city-61467/#sthash.BnChOZ4b.dpuf

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Bowe Bergdahl ‘deserter’ investigation is complete – but verdict will not be determined until after November’s elections


The Army completed its investigation last week into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s disappearance from a base in Afghanistan five years ago, but the Pentagon said Tuesday that it doesn’t know when the report will be released.

‘The investigating officer has done his work, but now that work is moving through the Army system, and at each stop … there will … be questions, requirements for clarification,’ Army Colonel Steve Warren told reporters.

‘So it’s working its way through the system as would any other investigation.’

The results of the Army’s probe into whether Bergdahl deserted his post will most certainly be withheld from the public until after November’s elections, if it discloses its findings at all.

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed from captivity in May after Obama traded him for five Taliban commanders. Platoon mates of Bergdahl say he deserted but the Army is yet to release its formal report

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed from captivity in May after Obama traded him for five Taliban commanders. Platoon mates of Bergdahl say he deserted but the Army is yet to release its formal report

The Pentagon’s announcement has Republicans and former platoon mates of Bergdahl’s wondering what’s taking so long, as the facts of the case appear fairly cut and dried on the surface.

According to soldiers who served with Bergdahl, the 28-year-old willingly abandoned his base several days before he was kidnapped by the Taliban and taken hostage in June of 2009.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2793998/bowe-bergdahl-deserter-investigation-complete-verdict-not-determined-november-s-elections.html#ixzz3GGVB4Xjs
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Activists say Kurds halt ISIS advance in Kobani as bombing in Iraq kills 58


H/T Gulfdogs Daily

Iraqbombing1012.jpg Oct. 12, 2014: A man looks at the site of a car bomb attack in the Shula neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP)

Islamic State militants are claiming responsibility for a triple suicide bombing that killed at least 58 people in Iraq Sunday, as activists say Kurdish fighters have been able to halt the advance of the extremist group in the Syrian border town of Kobani.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told the Associated Press the Islamic State militants, also known as ISIS or ISIL, have not been able to advance in Kobani since Friday but are sending in reinforcements. The Observatory’s chief, Rami Abdurrahman, said the group appears to have a shortage of fighters and has brought in members of its religious police known as the Hisbah to take part in the battles.
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Natural News: Shocking W.H.O. report reveals 42-day Ebola incubation possibility


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A shocking report just issued by the W.H.O. says that 1 in 20 Ebola victims could incubate the virus for up to SIX weeks (42 days) before showing symptoms.

Yet all along, we’ve all been told the incubation period is only 21 days. See what else the W.H.O. is now saying that calls many Ebola assumptions into question:
http://www.naturalnews.com/047267_Ebola_outbreak_incubation_period_viral_transmission.html

Learn how to construct an emergency isolation room in your own home, just in case the hospitals are overrun:
http://www.naturalnews.com/047254_Ebola_outbreak_isolation_room_shelter_in_place.html

And did you know the Ebola vaccine is NOT being tested against Ebola?
http://www.naturalnews.com/047253_Ebola_vaccine_clinical_trials_outbreak.html

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