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  • The African Union Readies an Army to Fight Boko Haram

    01/31/2015 1:08:31 PM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 30, 2015 | Peter Dorrie
    Boko Haram is officially an international problem. At least according to the African Union, which asked the United Nations Security Council on Jan. 29 to greenlight an intervention force to bring the Islamist group to its knees. The A.U. plans a 7,500-strong military force, named the Multinational Joint Task Force, and staffed by Nigerian, Cameroonian, Chadian and Beninese troops. If the coalition gets the go-ahead, the soldiers will base in their respective countries, but coordinate and assist each other.
  • Inside South Africa's whites-only town of Orania

    01/28/2015 12:37:36 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 84 replies
    BBC News Africa ^ | Oct 6th...2014 | Pumza Fihlani
    In the sparsely populated Karoo desert in the heart of South Africa's Northern Cape, the spirit of apartheid lives on. I spent a few days in Orania, a town established in 1991 where no black people live. I was part of a BBC crew, including Zimbabwean journalist Stanley Kwenda, who were accredited to visit.
  • US halted Israeli arms transfer to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram

    01/27/2015 2:12:20 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 23 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | January 26, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    US halted Israeli arms transfer to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram.
  • Egypt court convicts doctor of female genital mutilation

    01/26/2015 8:38:43 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    ap ^ | 26 Jan 2015
    An Egyptian appeals court on Monday convicted a doctor of manslaughter and performing female genital mutilation that led to the death of a 13-year-old girl, sentencing him to two years and three months in prison in the country’s first case that came to trial over the widespread practice .... It is practiced in 29 countries, mostly in East and West Africa, but also in Iraq and Yemen. Rights groups see it as a way to control female sexuality that causes physical and psychological damage.
  • Meant to Keep Mosquitos Out, Nets Are Used to Haul Fish In

    01/24/2015 10:15:56 AM PST · by kristinn · 44 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Saturday, January 24, 2015 | Jeffrey Gettleman
    Nobody in his hut, including his seven children, sleeps under a net at night. Instead, Mr. Ndefi has taken his family’s supply of anti-malaria nets and sewn them together into a gigantic sieve that he uses to drag the bottom of the swamp ponds, sweeping up all sorts of life: baby catfish, banded tilapia, tiny mouthbrooders, orange fish eggs, water bugs and the occasional green frog. “I know it’s not right,” Mr. Ndefi said, “but without these nets, we wouldn’t eat.” Across Africa, from the mud flats of Nigeria to the coral reefs off Mozambique, mosquito-net fishing is a growing...
  • UN Condemns Escalating Attacks by Nigerian Group Boko Haram

    01/19/2015 4:26:30 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 19, 2015 | By EDITH M. LEDERER
    The U.N. Security Council condemned the recent escalation of attacks by the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram on Monday and expressed deep concern that its activities are undermining peace and stability in central and west Africa. The statement was sponsored by Nigeria, which had been reluctant to have the council discuss the Islamic militant group despite being a member of the Security Council. The Security Council has previously responded to specific terrorist acts by Boko Haram with press statements that do not become part of its official record. The militant group seeks to impose Islamic Shariah law across Nigeria, Africa's...
  • Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe hospitalized after he was thrown from horse in Africa

    01/19/2015 1:58:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    The Washington Post's Virginia Politics Blog ^ | January 19, 2015 | Laura Vozzella
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has been hospitalized following a horse-riding accident over the Christmas holidays in Africa that left him with seven broken ribs and fluid around his lungs, a spokesman said Monday. Spokesman Brian Coy said doctors had expected the weeks-old injury to heal on its own, but after identifying increased fluid around the governor’s lungs, they admitted him around noon Monday for a procedure. McAuliffe (D), who attended a Martin Luther King Jr. event in Norfolk on Monday morning and was interviewed by local media there, was admitted hours later to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond....
  • Muslim Mobs Burn Down Churches, Pastors' Homes in Niger for Charlie Hebdo's Muhammad Cartoons

    01/19/2015 7:43:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/19/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    At least 10 people have been killed in violent protests in Niger over the weekend, after Muslim mobs burned down a number of churches in retaliation to French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo publishing cartoons depicting the Muslim prophet Muhammad. Christian missionaries in the capital, Niamey, told International Christian Concern that "all of [their] churches have been burned along with the pastors' homes ... almost every church [they] know or are associated with has been attacked." The missionaries, who despite seeing smoke "around all sides of [their] house," remain in Niamey. "Jesus said: 'I will build my church and the gates...
  • U.S.-built Ebola treatment centers in Liberia are nearly empty as outbreak fades

    01/18/2015 6:19:14 PM PST · by Theoria · 30 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 18 Jan 2015 | Kevin Sieff
    Near the hillside shelter where dozens of men and women died of Ebola, a row of green U.S. military tents sit atop a vast expanse of imported gravel. The generators hum; chlorinated water churns in brand-new containers; surveillance cameras send a live feed to a large-screen television. There’s only one thing missing from this state-of-the-art Ebola treatment center: Ebola patients.The U.S. military sent about 3,000 troops to West Africa to build centers like this one in recent months. They were intended as a crucial safeguard against an epidemic that flared in unpredictable, deadly waves. But as the outbreak fades in...
  • Cameroon says Chad to send large military contingent to fight Boko Haram ( Nigeria )

    01/18/2015 8:40:50 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 15, 2015
    Chad will send a large number of troops to neighboring Cameroon to help it fight increasing incursions from Boko Haram Islamist militants attacking from Nigeria ... Biya has called for international military help to fight the Islamist militant group that has seized swathes of northern Nigeria and is threatening neighbors who share borders with the northeastern zones occupied by the group. Boko Haram, which aims to carve out an Islamist state in northern Nigeria, has stepped up attacks in the region as Nigeria, Africa's biggest economy, prepares for a crucial Feb. 14 presidential election. The group has also carried out...
  • Earliest Known Stone Tools Planted the Seeds of Communication and Language

    01/17/2015 4:06:22 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | UC Berkeley Press Release
    Oldowan stone-knapping dates back to the Lower Paleolithic period in eastern Africa, and remained largely unchanged for 700,000 years until more sophisticated Acheulean hand-axes and cleavers, which marked the next generation of stone tool technology, came on the scene. It was practiced by some of our earliest ancestors, such as Homo habilis and the even older Australopithecus garhi, who walked on two legs, but whose facial features and brain size were closer to those of apes. In testing five different ways to convey Oldowan stone-knapping skills to more than 180 college students, the researchers found that the demonstration that used...
  • Suppose Islam Had a Holocaust and No One Noticed

    01/16/2015 3:01:22 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 13 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | January 16, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    While Western newspapers were debating whether or not to reprint the Mohammed cartoons, in Nigeria as many as 2,000 people were massacred by the Islamic State in Nigeria, also known as Boko Haram, in what is being called the deadliest attack by the Muslim group to date. Survivors described the Islamic State setting up efficient killing teams and massacring everyone while shouting “Allahu Akbar”. “For five kilometers (three miles), I kept stepping on dead bodies until I reached Malam Karanti village, which was also deserted and burnt,” one survivor said. There’s a word for that. It’s genocide. The Islamic State...
  • "It's As If The World Has Forgotten Us"

    01/15/2015 7:28:49 PM PST · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    CBSNews ^ | January 15, 2015 | DEBORA PATTA
    DEBORA PATTA CBS January 15, 2015 "It's As If The World Has Forgotten Us" JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- #BringBackOurGirls. Remember that hashtag? The social media campaign that accompanied global outrage over Boko Haram's abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls on the eve of their final exams went viral almost instantly. That was nine months ago. The girls have not been seen since and it appears the world is suffering from what one commentator called "collective amnesia." But for the people of Nigeria, there is no such thing as the luxury of forgetting and moving on. Hardly a week goes...
  • Body of soldier deployed to West Africa found in Killeen; hazmat on scene

    01/13/2015 11:53:54 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 43 replies
    Kxxv TV25 ^ | 1-13-2015 | Kxxv TV 25
    Authorities are investigating and hazmat crews are on scene after the body of a soldier who just returned from deployment in West Africa was found Tuesday morning in Killeen. The body was found in a home in the 3300 block of Cantabrian Dr. A Fort Hood official on scene confirmed the body found was a soldier who had just returned from deployment in West Africa.
  • Patrick Fitgerald Testimony on "the wall" and the Patriot Act. (4/28/2005)

    10/20/2005 8:51:03 PM PDT · by Homer1 · 5 replies · 832+ views
    Public record | 4/28/2005 | Patrick J Fitzgerald
    >PATRICK J. FITZGERALDUNITED STATES ATTORNEYNORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOISPREPARED REMARKS FOR THESUBCOMMITTEE ON CRIME, TERRORISM, AND HOMELAND SECURITYCOMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARYU.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESAPRIL 28, 2005INTRODUCTIONMr. Chairman, members of the Committee, thank you for asking me here today. I verymuch look forward to this opportunity to discuss with you how the efforts of the United StatesAttorney’s Offices in the investigation and prosecution of terrorists have changed since thepassage of the USA PATRIOT Act (“Patriot Act”) and, in particular, section 218 of the PatriotAct which helped to dismantle what was formerly known as “the wall” between intelligence andlaw enforcement.I will state up...
  • Health Department reverses course, now says patient will be tested for Ebola(colorado)

    01/12/2015 4:10:23 PM PST · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    kdvr.com ^ | 1-12-15 | CARLY ANN MOORE AND SHAUL TURNER,
    DENVER — Again reversing course, health officials announced late Monday that a Denver Health patient under observation for possible Ebola virus exposure will in fact be tested for the virus, state health department officials said. Early Monday morning, a spokesman for Denver Health Medical Center said the patient had recently returned from areas of Africa where the Ebola virus was present and was being monitored.
  • In Nigeria, New Boko Haram Suicide Bomber Tactic: ‘It’s a Little Girl’

    01/11/2015 5:52:59 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/10/2015 | ADAM NOSSITER
    DAKAR, Senegal — A girl perhaps no more than 10 years old detonated powerful explosives concealed under her veil at a crowded northern Nigeria market on Saturday, killing as many as 20 people and wounding many more. The blast inflicted devastating damage on shoppers at the Monday Market in Maiduguri, the shopping hub in a city that is at the heart of the Boko Haram insurgency. The explosion, witnessed by dozens of people, represented a new tactic in the Islamists’ campaign with their decision to use perhaps their youngest-ever suicide bomber. The terrorist group has increasingly employed women as suicide...
  • Boko Haram's 'deadliest massacre': 2,000 feared dead in Nigeria

    01/11/2015 8:29:14 AM PST · by aimhigh · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/10/2015 | Monica Mark
    Hundreds of bodies – too many to count – remain strewn in the bush in Nigeria from an Islamic extremist attack that Amnesty International described as the “deadliest massacre” in the history of Boko Haram. . . District head Baba Abba Hassan said most victims are children, women and elderly people who could not run fast enough when insurgents drove into Baga, firing rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles on town residents. An Amnesty International statement said there are reports the town was razed and as many as 2,000 people killed.
  • Boko Haram Just Pulled Off One Of The Deadliest Terrorist Attacks In History (ISLAM)

    01/09/2015 2:10:46 PM PST · by blam · 56 replies
    BI ^ | 1-9-2014 | Jeremy Bender And Armin Rosen
    Jeremy Bender and Armin Rosen January 9, 2015The jihadist group Boko Haram has pulled off perhaps the deadliest attack in its ongoing five-year long insurgency in northern Nigeria. Boko Haram, extremists opposed to western-style education and secular governance in Nigeria, carried out a multi-day attack in the northeast of Nigeria, focusing on the town of Baga. According to Musa Alhaji Bukar, a senior government official who spoke to the BBC, Baga, which once had a population of about 10,000 people, is now "virtually non-existent." The multi-day rampage focused on Baga and the surrounding towns and villages. The militants razed an...
  • 2,000 Feared Dead in Boko Haram Attack

    01/08/2015 5:27:25 PM PST · by FR_addict · 104 replies
    thedaileybeast.com ^ | Jan 8, 2015 | The Daily Beast
    More than 2,000 people are feared dead after Boko Haram destroyed “10 to 20” communities in Nigeria’s rural northeast, according to a senator from the region. “These towns are just gone, burned down,” said Ahmed Zanna. “The whole area is covered in bodies.” The radical Islamic group razed the town of Baga along with several others over the past five days. The 2,000 are unofficially unaccounted for.
  • A Presidential Birth Certificate Controversy Leads To Clashes, Arrests, One Death

    01/05/2015 7:43:30 PM PST · by Kartographer · 32 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 1/5/15 | Tyler Durden
    Clashes broke out between police and the opposition in Gabon on December 20 stemming from questions about the legitimacy of President Ali Bongo. A recent book called “New African Affairs” by French reporter Pierre Péan alleged that President Ali Bongo has Nigerian origins. The book was slammed by the authorities, accusing the reporter of inciting racial hatred in Gabon. ... A hundred people were arrested. At least one man died without having now possible to establish in what circumstances. Several photos and videos circulating, showing the wounded in the face, on the roof of a car.
  • Africans urged to back continent’s first moon mission

    01/05/2015 2:32:46 PM PST · by Drew68 · 53 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05 January 2015 | David Smith
    "The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena,” wrote the astronomer Carl Sagan. “Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors, so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.” Africa has had its fair share of self-important generals and emperors who failed to comprehend the bigger picture. Now the continent is being asked to gaze upward and unite for a common goal: its first mission to the moon. Organisers of Africa2Moon hope to inspire and educate a new generation of engineers...
  • # BlackLivesMatter: Black Liberation Movements in South Africa and U.S. Can Learn From Each Other

    01/04/2015 6:14:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | December 31, 2014 | Benjamin Woods
    South Africa and the United States are presently in the early stages of a militant mass Black movement. In South Africa, MPs affiliated with the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), a self-described revolutionary organization, disrupted parliament chanting “pay back the money“ to senior officials in the ruling ANC government accused of corruption. Similarly, in the US, militant activists commandeered the microphone at a march sponsored by the National Action Network to protest their exclusion. While both instances are portrayed as generational divides and disrespect to “the elders,” these are ideological disagreements that reflect a conflicting set of class interests and consciousness...
  • The Largest Ancient Man Made Canal System on Earth

    01/03/2015 4:10:32 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 208 replies
    earthepochs.blogspot.co.uk ^ | April 3, 2014 | johnmjensen jr
    From my Free Web Book 'AncientCanalBuilders.com' The largest wide-array man made (or at least non natural) structure in the world is in fact an ancient terra formed systems of agricultural-aquaculture canals in Northwestern Botswana and Northeastern Namibia, north of the Kalahari Desert in Southern Africa. Obviously quite ancient, the canal systems no longer provide free flowing water throughout its 105,000 mile array, but many sections show obvious intention to provide cross sectional irrigation. These canals are too evenly spaced over too large an area to be any kind of natural formation. Based on entry and exit points, it is readily...
  • SICK PREGNANT WOMAN PROMPTED TEMPORARY EBOLA SCARE AT OTAY MESA BORDER

    12/23/2014 4:34:38 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    San Diego 6 TV News ^ | December 23, 2014
    A pregnant woman who had recently traveled to Africa and was exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms prompted authorities at the Otay Mesa border crossing to summon a hazmat team and contact local and federal health officials, who determined she was suffering from influenza, a fire official said. The woman, whose name was withheld, was nauseous, vomiting and had a fever. It was determined that she had visited Nigeria, which is not one of the West African countries that experienced an Ebola outbreak, and that she was suffering from the flu, according to Amador. The woman was taken to a hospital to be...
  • Documentary confirms Michael Rockefeller was eaten by cannibals

    12/23/2014 12:39:52 PM PST · by bkopto · 174 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/23/2014 | Richard Johnson
    The public will finally get to see “The Search for Michael Rockefeller” Feb. 1 when Netflix releases the documentary on one of the most compelling unsolved mysteries of the 20th century. The film confirms what The Post reported in 1968: Cannibals devoured the son of New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller.
  • Mozambique legalizes abortion-on-demand

    12/21/2014 7:19:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 19, 2014 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    The long struggle to keep abortion out of the south African country of Mozambique has failed. President Armando Guebuza on Thursday "quietly signed into law," in the words of Agence France-Presse, a revision to the penal code that legalizes abortion-on-demand in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, or up to 16 weeks in the case of rape. Mozambique’s Parliament, just as quietly, approved the legislation to legalize abortion in July. The provision allowing abortion if a pregnancy threatens the life or health of the mother, and if a fetal abnormality is diagnosed, is also maintained. Policymakers within the Mozambique Health...
  • Your First Prerequisite is to Acquire My(Jesus) Presence

    12/16/2014 10:53:52 AM PST · by Jedediah · 10 replies
    Your prerequisite in all things is to first acquire My Presence for in My courts there are libraries of scrolls providing the wisdom and knowledge in first acquiring the understanding to decipher and illuminate My Word in Spirit and Truth and it is in the interpretation of your heavenly languages, "that exist even now in the alcoves of your wellspring" but these can only rise up into reality and understanding as you manifest and operate totally in the Menorah of light " The Manifold Wisdom of God " My very fullness indwelling you as "an eternal light of My Kingdom...
  • We Are Not Darren Wilson: But the view from Africa kind of makes it look like we are

    12/13/2014 11:52:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Pacific Standard - The Science of Society ^ | December 12, 2014 | M. Sophia Newman
    This post was produced in partnership with Beacon Reader as part of a crowd-funded reporting project, “After Ebola Comes Hunger.” Read more about our support for this project, and pledge your support here.Two months ago, it felt like America had a serious identity conflation problem. Amid the Ebola hysteria, people confused Ebola-afflicted Africans with any other African. A Nigerian girl was barred from school out of fear of Ebola contagion; a stadium crowd taunted a juvenile soccer player from Africa by braying “Ebola, Ebola!” at him. Meanwhile, the country faced its own dark scourge—and here, the conflation of identity was...
  • Fall in Oil Prices Threatens Africa’s Economic Growth

    12/11/2014 6:23:12 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 32 replies
    Plunging oil prices are threatening Africa’s economic ascent. Recent oil and gas discoveries were hailed as a godsend for African nations aspiring to middle-income status. But billions of investment dollars are moving into projects just as crude prices have tumbled, raising fears that some may be put on hold.
  • UN Aims to Reduce Racism Across the Globe During ‘Int'l Decade of People of African Descent’

    12/11/2014 1:21:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | December 11, 2014 | Nick Chiles, editor-in-chief
    With the racial unrest swirling across the United States serving as a backdrop, the United Nations yesterday kicked off the International Decade of People of African Descent, spanning from Jan. 1, 2015, to Dec. 31, 2024, with a goal of confronting the challenges faced by people of African descent across the globe because of pervasive racism against Black people. While racism and discrimination against people of African descent has been a problem that has infected world societies for generations, this is an auspicious time to commence such a campaign, considering how prominent a topic racism is in the United States....
  • A Libertarian Case Against Feeding Poor Africans

    12/09/2014 7:51:57 AM PST · by all the best · 20 replies
    Liberty Briefing ^ | December 9, 2014 | Jeff Siegel
    The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and possibly a slathering of bureaucratic buffoonery. As part of Obama's “Feed the Future” initiative, farmers in Ethiopia will be given bags of seed and will be trained on how to plant the seeds and apply chemical fertilizers. You know, because what is perhaps the oldest known civilization on the planet can't possibly continue to survive without the help of an “advanced” nation, its tax dollars and its corporate puppeteers. Reporter Philip Brasher writes ... President Barack Obama is counting on an unusual mix of taxpayer dollars and investments from profit-hunting...
  • Cape Girardeau mission helps save baby left for dead

    12/09/2014 12:57:46 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    wistv ^ | Dec 05, 2014 | Holly Brantley
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - A newborn baby was thrown into a pit by her mother, set on fire and left for dead. That was the first hours of life for the child known as Baby Shirley, born in Swaziland, Africa. Against all odds she survived and found her way to a mission based in Cape Girardeau, and a couple who brought her to the states for life saving surgery. That's only part of this baby's incredible story. For Raelenna and Jeremy Ferguson and their family, this moment was nothing short of a miracle. The sweetest ending to one of...
  • EU looks to African dictators for migration solutions

    12/08/2014 12:43:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 12/08/14 @ 09:29 | Nikolaj Nielsen
    The EU is turning to African dictators to help counter a multitude of threats as it steps up efforts to tighten border controls and renew counterterrorism initiatives. Dimitris Avramopoulos, the commission’s top man on migration and home affairs, told reporters last week following a two-day marathon meeting of EU justice and home affairs meetings in Brussels that “we are confronted with increasing pressures at our external borders and inside the European Union”. Discussions included the issues surrounding the threat of foreign fighters returning to Europe after fighting for IS, getting the European parliament to sign off controversial data sharing agreements,...
  • The Islamic State Widens its Bridgehead in North Africa

    12/03/2014 11:33:17 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 3, 2014 | Ari Lieberman
    The Islamic State Widens its Bridgehead in North AfricaPosted By Ari Lieberman On December 3, 2014 @ 12:05 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments As ISIS continues its brutal occupation of large swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq, effectively blurring the border between those two pseudo nations, a new, if not more menacing threat is emerging in North Africa where the Islamic State is looking to plant its cancerous roots.In Egypt, the Sinai based Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, an Islamist organization responsible for dozens of terror attacks throughout the country announced on its Twitter account that it had...
  • Golfer killed by 3.9-metre crocodile in South Africa’s Kruger National Park

    12/05/2014 5:22:07 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    National Post ^ | December 4, 2014
    the crocodile attacked van der Sandt while he was standing at waist height in the water and reaching below the surface to feel for golf balls on the bottom of the dam at about 10 p.m.. ... About 280 people have been attacked worldwide by crocodiles this year
  • 12 Hopeful Maps & Graphs of Religion in Africa

    12/04/2014 2:36:36 PM PST · by millegan
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    AUN-TV has just found out that minutes ago an injunction was filed against President Obama’s Illegal Alien Amnesty program by Freedom Watch on behalf of Sherriff Joe Arpaio. We have reviewed the key points and believe that Freedom Watch (Larry Klayman) has an exceptionally good case as the Obama Administration has set themselves up, due to the reasoning they have presented as to why “discretion” is warranted in this case. Obama has claimed they have to do it because they do not have enough money to process all the illegal aliens. However Congress not only gave Obama all the money...
  • Obama presses Congress on Ebola funding

    12/03/2014 7:11:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 2, 2014 | Brian Hughes
    President Obama on Tuesday urged the lame-duck Congress to approve roughly $6 billion in emergency funding to fight the deadly Ebola virus, saying “we cannot beat” the disease without a greater financial investment from lawmakers. “The urgency remains. If we are actually going to solve this problem for ourselves, we have to solve it in West Africa as well,” he said after a tour of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. “Let's get it done,” Obama added. “This can't get caught up in normal politics.” Obama's visit to the National Institutes of Health was meant to promote the...
  • Report: 1,400 People in USA Being Monitored for Ebola

    12/03/2014 12:53:23 PM PST · by Rockitz · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2 December 2014 | Kristin Tate
    While Ebola may not be dominating the news cycle anymore, some 1,400 individuals are currently being actively monitored for the deadly virus in the United States. The 1,400 individuals are "being monitored because they came from one of the four countries with ongoing Ebola outbreaks," the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said in a statement, according to investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson. Those being monitored reportedly reside in 44 states across the nation. They have all recently returned from trips to West Africa, where numerous countries remain heavily afflicted by Ebola. The Obama Administration recently announced that all passengers traveling to...
  • Do Elections Spell the Release of Illegal Infiltrators? (Israel’s illegal aliens)

    12/03/2014 11:37:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai
    INN ^ | 12/3/2014, 8:16 AM | Benny Toker, Ari Yashar
    As Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday effectively disbanded the coalition government, Yonatan Yakubovich, head of the NGO Israeli Immigration Policy Center’s publicity department, explained coming elections would harm the Infiltration Law. Yakubovich told Arutz Sheva that “without a new law, they will be forced to release all the infiltrators; we anticipate that ahead of elections there will be difficult problems in passing the law and cooperation between the different parties will reduce.” After the High Court struck down two earlier versions of laws proposing steps against illegal infiltrators, the Knesset on Sunday passed a watered-down version that would allow...
  • Bubonic Plague Spreads in Madagascar

    11/26/2014 12:52:59 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies
    discovery.com ^ | Nov 25, 2014 | AFP
    Madagascar said Monday it was trying to contain an outbreak of plague -- similar to the Black Death that swept medieval Europe -- that has killed 47 people and is spreading to the capital Antananarivo.
  • DHS: Visitors from three Ebola-stricken West African countries can stay in US for 18 months

    11/21/2014 4:36:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 20, 2014
    The Obama administration says people in the United States whose home countries are ravaged by Ebola can stay in America. The decision by the Department of Homeland Security will grant temporary status to about 8,000 people currently living in the U.S. The move, first reported by Reuters, was designed to protect people from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone from being deported back to areas experiencing disaster conditions. The temporary stay currently has an 18-month ceiling on it. However, after that time, DHS will assess whether the protection should be extended. In order to receive protected status, residents from the three...
  • Erdogan to Visit Equatorial Guinea out of 'Solidarity' over Ebola

    11/20/2014 7:43:21 AM PST · by piasa · 4 replies
    Hürriyet Daily News ^ | 19 November 2014 | Sevil Erkus
    President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has rejected advice to cancel the second Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus. Erdoğan has insisted on going ahead with the scheduled summit in order to display solidarity with the host country, Foreign Ministry officials told the Hürriyet Daily News. The Turkish president will attend the summit in Malabo on Nov. 20-21. Following the launch of Turkey’s “opening up to Africa" strategy, the country has transited to the phase of “partnership with Africa” since 2013, according to officials. Around 200 business leaders and...
  • Ebola Cure: Drinking One Gallon Of Water A Day Can Increase Survival Rate Of Ebola

    11/19/2014 3:28:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Your Health ^ | November 19, 2014
    The Ebola outbreak has taken more than 5,000 lives in West Africa and infected more than 14,000 individuals in just eight months. During the outbreak crisis, many organizations are clamoring to produce the first cure for the disease. However, an expert from the World Health Organization says that the key to surviving the fatal disease is as simple as drinking water. Dr. Simon Mardel, a veteran relief physician who is consulting on the crisis in West Africa says hydration is most effective way to fight the deadly disease until more extensive and potent treatment options like medicines and vaccines are...
  • Surgeon with Ebola died, Nebraska hospital says

    11/17/2014 5:51:59 AM PST · by george76 · 85 replies
    ap ^ | Nov 17, 2014
    Nebraska Medical Center said in a news release Monday that Dr. Martin Salia died as a result of the disease. Salia contracted Ebola while working as a surgeon in Sierra Leone. He arrived Saturday to be treated at the Omaha hospital
  • Chinese team arrives in Liberia to staff Ebola clinic

    11/15/2014 5:15:11 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    ca.reuters.com ^ | Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:12pm EST
    About 160 Chinese health workers arrived on Saturday in Liberia, where they are due to staff a new $41 million Ebola clinic that, unlike most other foreign interventions, is being built and fully run by Chinese personnel. China, Africa's biggest trade partner, had come under fire for the level of its response to the Ebola crisis. But it said this week it would send 1,000 personnel to help fight an outbreak that has killed over 5,000 people in West Africa. "Up to now in Liberia, China is the only country which provides not only the construction of an ETU (Ebola...
  • Jeanne Shaheen's Dishonest Claim That Obamacare Doesn't Cut Medicare

    11/13/2014 6:07:10 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 1 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/22/2014 | Avik Roy
    Healthcare, Fiscal, and Tax 10/22/2014 Jeanne Shaheen's Dishonest Claim That Obamacare Doesn't Cut Medicare Avik Roy In last night’s U.S. Senate debate in New Hampshire between incumbent Jeanne Shaheen (D.) and challenger Scott Brown (R.), Shaheen uttered a flat-out, bald-faced lie: that Obamacare doesn’t cut Medicare spending to pay for its expansion of coverage to the uninsured. It’s a talking point that a number of Democratic Senate candidates—and their enablers in the lefty blogosphere—have been clinging to. And it’s embarrassingly dishonest. “I want to go back to Scott Brown’s suggestion that we’ve taken three-quarters of a trillion dollars out of...
  • House to hold two more Ebola hearings

    11/11/2014 5:49:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 10, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    House Republicans have scheduled two more hearings on the U.S. response to Ebola, focusing on the health system's readiness for more cases and the development of cures and treatments. The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Health and Oversight and Investigations will host the events on Tuesday and Wednesday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden will appear at one to discuss training for U.S. health workers and other preventative measures against the virus's spread. "The threat of the Ebola outbreak is real and extends beyond its source in West Africa," said Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred...
  • Megachurch Followers believe a C-130 flying at low Altitude dropped Explosives on Church

    11/10/2014 9:23:44 AM PST · by Gamecock · 34 replies
    theafricom.com ^ | 6 Nov 2014
    Full Title: "Nigeria: Megachurch Pastor “TB Joshua” Followers believe a C-130 Hercules Military plane flying at low Altitude may have dropped Explosives on the Church Building" Followers of Megachurch owner and Pastor “TB Joshua” believe it is possible that a C-130 Hercules military cargo plane flying at low altitude dropped explosives on a guesthouse at Nigerian pastor TB Joshua’s Megachurch, killing 116 people inside? That depends on who you ask. Joshua, a self-proclaimed prophet, failed to show up Wednesday at a coroner’s inquest into the causes of the September 12 collapse at the building in the grounds of his Lagos...
  • Iraq: Exclusive Photos Show Al-Hanooti's Political Clout

    03/28/2008 10:26:14 AM PDT · by llevrok · 13 replies · 619+ views
    Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | 3/27/08 | Steven Emerson
    Before he was alleged to have become a spy for Saddam Hussein's regime, Muthanna Al-Hanooti's charity work and political activism provided him with access to the highest echelons of government. Newsletters collected by the Investigative Project on Terrorism, some published now for the first time, show Al-Hanooti photographed with dignitaries ranging from First Lady Hillary Clinton in 1996 and Vice President Al Gore along with significant members of Congress. That may explain why Iraqi intelligence agents had confidence that Al-Hanooti would be able to persuade Congress to lift economic sanctions against Iraq. A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday accuses him of...