Anthrax Scare (News/Activism)

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  • FBI searches apartment in anthrax probe

    06/19/2017 12:03:02 PM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/01/2002 | Kelli Arena
    FORT DETRICK, Maryland (CNN) -- FBI agents searched the apartment of a former researcher at the U.S. Army's biological warfare defense laboratory at Fort Detrick for the second time in two months Thursday. The researcher, Steven Hatfill, 48, had previously been questioned in the investigation of last fall's anthrax attacks and had his apartment searched in June. No arrests are imminent, sources said. FBI Director Robert Mueller said only that investigators had made progress (snip)
  • Metropolitan Opera Cancels Performance After White Substance Is Tossed Into Orchestra Pit

    10/29/2016 6:10:17 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 38 replies
    NY Times ^ | OCT. 29, 2016 | MICHAEL COOPER and CHRISTOPHER MELE
    An audience member at the Metropolitan Opera threw a white powdery substance into the orchestra pit on Saturday during an intermission of the afternoon performance of Rossini’s “Guillaume Tell,” officials said, prompting the company to cancel the rest of the show and that night’s performance of “L’Italiana in Algeri” while the police investigated.
  • US top court dismisses Al-Qaeda case (al-Marri, back to You, Obamessiah, and our courts to decide)

    03/06/2009 4:16:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 1,065+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/6/09 | Lucile Malandain
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Supreme Court refused to weigh in Friday on whether US presidents have the authority to indefinitely detain a terrorist suspect in the United States without charges. But it sent the issue back for a new hearing before the federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, which ruled in July that former president George W. Bush had that power in the case of Ali al-Marri, an alleged Al-Qaeda sleeper agent. The high court's action effectively delayed resolution of an issue that, while different, could have implications for the estimated 245 "enemy combatants" still being held by the...
  • Inside A Secret Government Warehouse Prepped For Health Catastrophes

    06/27/2016 6:05:23 AM PDT · by Drango · 40 replies
    NPR ^ | June 27, 2016 | NELL GREENFIELDBOYCE
    When Greg Burel tells people he's in charge of some secret government warehouses, he often gets asked if they're like the one at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, where the Ark of the Covenant gets packed away in a crate and hidden forever. "Well, no, not really," says Burel, director of a program called the Strategic National Stockpile at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Thousands of lives might someday depend on this stockpile, which holds all kinds of medical supplies that the officials would need in the wake of a terrorist attack with a chemical,...
  • Aberdeen general named in anthrax investigation

    01/15/2016 7:56:09 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 1 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 15 Jan 2016 | John Fritze and Ian Duncan
    Army investigators on Friday blamed a one-star general who now works at Aberdeen Proving Ground and 11 other people for management failures they say contributed to the accidental shipment of live anthrax to labs around the globe over several years. Army investigators who reviewed Dugway Proving Ground in Utah wrote that Brig. Gen. William E. King IV perpetuated a "complacent atmosphere" when he commanded the lab at the installation. Workers at Dugway mistakenly shipped live anthrax to 194 other labs in the United States and overseas, including to Aberdeen Proving Ground and other sites in Maryland.
  • Inside Ted Cruz's Reaction to 9/11: Prayer and Patriotism

    12/21/2015 5:33:33 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 1 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 20, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    President Obama’s reactions to ISIS attacks have become predictable and thin. His words seem to lack an appreciation of the grave conflict underway. Obama’s language betrays his adherence to progressive dogma: that the horrific assaults against the West are a nuisance to be managed, minimized, and explained through a value-free deconstruction of history where America sometimes stokes grievances across the Middle East. Although the role and responsibilities of a young government lawyer named Ted Cruz are very different from a sitting president, the accounts of how Cruz responded to the attacks of September 11, 2001 provide some insight into who...
  • Chemical attack foiled in UK

    11/22/2003 12:41:16 PM PST · by Destro · 17 replies · 135+ views
    news24.com ^ | 22/11/2003 15:50 | AFP
    Chemical attack foiled in UK 22/11/2003 15:50 - (SA) London - A terror attack in Britain was foiled after a company financed by "the Islamic community" tried to buy a large quantity of toxic chemicals, arousing the supplier's suspicions, the Financial Times newspaper reported on Saturday. British laboratory Amersham Biosciences received an order in Autumn 2002 for 500kg of saponin from a company giving a London post office box address, the newspaper said. It said the "terrorist group" planning to launch the lethal attacks was London-based. "Their plot came to light when the supplier became suspicious about the quantities of...
  • Hijacker "Given Anthrax Flask By Iraqi Agent"

    10/27/2001 10:27:09 PM PDT · by Fulbright · 30 replies · 821+ views
    London Times ^ | 10/27/01 | Daniel McGrory
    INTELLIGENCE agents from Prague to Swansea are uncovering a trail of clues that point to President Saddam Hussein of Iraq having a hand in al-Qaeda’s terrorist missions. Iraqi ministers have spent the week protesting Baghdad’s innocence to the United Nations, but will not say why some of its diplomats who met Mohammed Atta, one of the suspected September 11 hijackers, disappeared from their European posts after that date. Nor will Baghdad explain why Saddam’s agents were spotted at various times this year with Atta in Germany, Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic. Many in the Pentagon are sure Saddam ...
  • Pentagon says "live anthrax" inadvertently shipped across US

    05/27/2015 12:35:13 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | FoxNews.Com
    The Pentagon confirmed Wednesday that live anthrax was shipped from a lab in Utah to other states.
  • Mexico's all-out war with drug cartel threatens country's economic power center

    05/06/2015 2:27:37 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 4 replies
    fox news latino ^ | 06/05/2015 | By Andrew O'Reilly
    <p>The cartel violence that has gripped Mexico in recent weeks is alarming to many in the country who are accustomed to shootouts in more remote outposts like Guerrero or the states that border the United States. But the Western state where federal forces have been waging an all-out war against the Jalisco New Generation Cartel is home to the country's second-largest city, Guadalajara, and home to key industrial and economic sectors.</p>
  • Former F.B.I. Agent Sues, Claiming Retaliation Over Misgivings in Anthrax Case

    04/16/2015 10:30:01 AM PDT · by Theoria · 2 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08 April 2015 | Scott Shane
    When Bruce E. Ivins, an Army microbiologist, took a fatal overdose of Tylenol in 2008, the government declared that he had been responsible for the anthrax letter attacks of 2001, which killed five people and set off a nationwide panic, and closed the case. Now, a former senior F.B.I. agent who ran the anthrax investigation for four years says that the bureau gathered “a staggering amount of exculpatory evidence” regarding Dr. Ivins that remains secret. The former agent, Richard L. Lambert, who spent 24 years at the F.B.I., says he believes it is possible that Dr. Ivins was the anthrax...
  • De Blasio Orders Indefinite Street Shutdown Tonight During Blizzard

    01/27/2015 4:12:11 AM PST · by P.O.E. · 48 replies
    New York Observer (via Drudge) ^ | 1/26/15 | Will Brederman
    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this afternoon that he is shutting the city’s streets, schools and parks tonight until further notice as the city braces for a blizzard of historic proportions. (SNIP) Alternate side parking will be suspended through Wednesday, perhaps longer, and there will be no garbage pickups at least through mid-week. The mayor asked that citizens not attempt to clear their cars in the next several days, and not shovel snow into the streets or bury fire hydrants. He also advised that New Yorkers remain indoors throughout the duration of the storm. Non-authorized persons caught driving in non-emergency...
  • Before the Ebola Czar launches vaccine production, remember how bad Obama Screwed up H1N1

    10/17/2014 6:09:50 PM PDT · by 4yourcountry · 18 replies
    4 your Country ^ | 10/17/2014 | 4YourCountry
    We have known about the H1N1 (Swine Flu), risk for many months now. We knew that last spring's outbreak would turn into a more virulent strain by this fall. That is all basic science. Concerned for our citizens, the government recognized the need to produce substantial volumes of vaccine. We have spent more than $2.2B for H1N1 Swine flu. To date, only a minor amount of this vaccine has been delivered, but concern seems muted. Despite new vaccine manufacturing technologies, we persist in using outdated methods and to spend huge sums of money in a wasteful manner. Why? ..... ....So,...
  • The Trouble With Keeping Commercial Flights Clean

    09/18/2014 6:31:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Sep 17, 2014 | Scott McCartney
    The Middle Seat The Trouble With Keeping Commercial Flights Clean With the Ebola Crisis in the Background, Standards for Disinfecting Planes Vary Based on Time, Class Just how clean are airplanes? Do they really get scrubbed down after each flight? WSJ's Scott McCartney joins Tanya Rivero on Lunch Break with the answers. By Scott McCartney Updated Sept. 17, 2014 The Ebola crisis and heightened concerns about the risk of spreading disease during air travel have focused concern on what airlines do to keep planes clean. It's a murky area without clear regulatory standards. The Federal Aviation Administration says it doesn't...
  • Steven Hatfill's Strange Trip From Accused Terrorist to Medical Adventurer

    06/29/2014 12:05:43 AM PDT · by John Faust · 31 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 18, 2014 | Cameron Bird
    ... Across a series of blogs and far-right message boards, someone going by the moniker of “the Real Luigi Warren” (a.k.a. “Luigi ‘Anthrax’ Warren”) had operated a lurid rumor mill about Hatfill for more than a decade—promoting, in particular, hearsay about the years he lived and worked in southern Africa during the throes of apartheid. In 2010, after the aggressor surfaced in the comments section of theatlantic.com, Hatfill’s lawyers made their move. They sent a six-page letter to the man they assumed to be the real Luigi Warren, a stem-cell researcher at Harvard Medical School named, not incidentally, Luigi Warren....
  • Palm Beach Fire Rescue investigating reports of white powder at PBIA

    04/07/2014 7:40:36 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 20 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 4/7/2014 | Hannah Winston
    Palm Beach Fire Rescue is investigating reports of white powder found at Palm Beach International Airport. Crews were called to the scene just after 10 a.m. Check back for updates on this breaking news story
  • Researcher believed killed by lab bacteria (Mega Bug Alert)

    05/11/2012 11:54:34 AM PDT · by mojito · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/3/2012 | Ronnie Cohen
    A young research associate killed by a highly virulent strain of meningococcal disease is believed to have contracted the bacteria from the San Francisco lab where he was working on a vaccine against it, public health officials said on Thursday. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention experts are seeking to confirm what they already suspect: that Richard Din, 25, died Saturday in an unusual case of a scientist being fatally infected with an agent from his own laboratory.
  • Can Scientific Censorship Stop Bioterrorism?

    02/03/2012 12:15:43 AM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies
    Reason ^ | January 31, 2012 | Ronald Bailey
    The best defense against a deadly attack with avian flu is the open scientific enterprise. Today the U.S. National Scientific Advisory Board for Biosecurity recommended that the journals Nature and Science restrict publication about controversial new research relevant to the transmission of avian flu between humans. The fear: Would-be bioterrorists are combing the pages of the journals for tips on how to wreak havoc. The H5N1 avian flu virus has killed 60 percent of the 600 or so people known to have come down with it since it was first identified in 1997. For comparison, seasonal flu in the United...
  • Pakistan Government Spokesman Says Anthrax Sent to Prime Minister's Office Last Year

    02/01/2012 6:27:21 AM PST · by LSUfan · 1+ views
    ABC News and AP ^ | 1 Feb 2012 | Unattributed
    Pakistan government spokesman says anthrax sent to prime minister's office last year.
  • Romney or Obama: Another Time for.. (A Chew Toy For the Kitties)

    12/11/2011 1:49:51 PM PST · by VC2012 · 67 replies · 1+ views
    gopublius ^ | December 10, 2011 | Libertas
    As the merry-go-round of the GOP primary continues, the present darling of fickle voters is Newt Gingrich, Like a phoenix he’s risen from the ashes to claim, with typical humility, “I’m going to be the nominee,” dismissing all other candidates as a trifling irrelevancy. Unfortunately the belated choice of Gingrich is no choice at all, for there can be little doubt how the questionably conservative and enormously polarizing Gingrich would fare against a personally popular Obama in the General Election. There is, at present only one real choice to make regarding the next president. It’s either Romney or Obama. A...