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  • A town ravaged by anger: Before and after pictures ... damage to buildings in Ferguson

    11/26/2014 12:48:03 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 87 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 23 2014 | Sara Malm and Daniel Bates
    Pictures compares buildings in Ferguson before and after Monday
  • CNN Airs Clip of Michael Brown’s Stepdad Shouting ‘Burn This Bitch Down’

    11/25/2014 9:35:29 AM PST · by navysealdad · 78 replies
    On Tuesday afternoon, CNN obtained and aired footage of Michael Brown‘s stepfather Louis Head shouting “Burn this bitch down” through tears in the immediate aftermath of the grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for Brown’s death.
  • Live updates: Ferguson protests turn violent; building, cars burn

    11/24/2014 8:45:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 268 replies
    WXYZ Detroit ^ | 10:35 PM, Nov 24, 2014 | Scripps National Desk
    10:30 p.m. Central Time: Fires continue, and while many protestors are still out in Ferguson, Missouri, reporters say the crowds had dwindled a bit. Some protestors are shouting profanity at police and members of the media. One building is engulfed in flames and is destroyed. CNN reports the building is a Little Caesars pizza restaurant.
  • LIVE THREAD- Fergadishu Burning...

    11/24/2014 7:07:02 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 961 replies
    Various | 11-24-2014 | TCRLAF
    CNN reporting gunshots just fired at the FErguson Police Department. Numerous Media sources saying Obama was to speak live at 10PM EST, but he is late, as usual.
  • Ferguson Protest Group Releases List of Targets

    11/17/2014 11:52:05 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 155 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 17 NOV 14 | Jim Hoft
    Full Title: Ferguson Protest Group Releases List of Targets, Including: Anheuser Busch, Boeing, Emerson Electric, Airport The Justice for Mike Brown Ferguson protest group released its list of potential targets following the decision by the St. Louis County Courthouse on the Mike Brown case. The published map shows expected landmarks like the Ferguson City Hall and the County Courthouse. But it also marks things that have NOTHING to do with the Michael Brown situation, like Anheuser Busch and Boeing. Most telling thing is the mark for Emerson Electric. Emerson has been in Ferguson for at least 50 years, long before...
  • Exclusive: U.S. to allow people from nations hit by Ebola to stay temporarily

    11/20/2014 10:52:51 AM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    reuters ^ | 11/20/14 | Julia Edwards
    (Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security will grant temporary protected status to people from the three West African countries most affected by Ebola who are currently residing in the United States, department officials said on Thursday. People from Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone in the United States as of Thursday may apply for protection from deportation, as well as for work permits, for 18 months, said a Department of Homeland Security official. After 18 months, the Secretary of Homeland Security will assess whether the protection should be extended, based on the level of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
  • Pentagon got duped, made ransom payment for Bowe Bergdahl to con man

    11/20/2014 5:15:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 20, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    The Pentagon is under fire for making a ransom payment to an Afghan earlier this year as part of a failed bid to win the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, according to U.S. officials. Sgt. Bergdahl was released in May after nearly five years in captivity as part of a controversial exchange for five terrorists held at the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The ransom payment was first disclosed by Rep. Duncan Hunter in a Nov. 5 letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Mr. Hunter stated in the letter that Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) made...
  • Sibling of YISD student under Ebola watch (El Paso, TX)

    11/19/2014 5:29:06 AM PST · by null and void · 11 replies
    KFOX TV ^ | Updated: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | Jessica Gonzalez
    El PASO, Texas – Ysleta Independent School District officials were notified Tuesday morning that the sibling of a student at East Point Elementary school has been placed under Ebola watch in accordance to guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The sibling returned to El Paso from West Africa late Monday, officials said. YISD is acting out of an abundance of caution to inform the parents and community about this situation. School officials want to remind the community that individuals are not contagious until symptoms appear and they are emphasizing that there is no imminent danger to...
  • Is Ebola back in New York?

    11/18/2014 8:02:05 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 57 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 18 November 2014 | Chris Spargo
    There are new fears of a possible Ebola outbreak in New York City after a woman who was being monitored for the deadly virus dropped dead on Tuesday afternoon. FDNY activated the Special Operations and Hazmat units after the the woman, who had traveled to Guinea three weeks ago according to a source on the scene, died at Amy Professional African Hair Braidig in the Brownsville area of Brooklyn. An eyewitness who saw the body said there was blood coming from her 'face, nose and mouth.'
  • Read Supposed Ferguson-Area Cop’s Ominous Warning on What’s Coming: ‘I’m Serious, Get a Gun’

    11/17/2014 6:29:17 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 81 replies
    Police officers in and around Ferguson are reportedly preparing for riots and protests to follow the grand jury verdict in the officer-involved shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Even if officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Brown on Aug. 9, is indicted like protesters want, police fear there will still be rowdy demonstrators in the streets.
  • Houston patient being tested for Ebola

    11/17/2014 6:47:56 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 21 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11-17-2014 | Cindy George
    <p>A patient who sought treatment on Monday at a Houston emergency room is being tested for Ebola.</p> <p>The person has a history of travel to West Africa and "symptoms consistent with a lot of things that could also include Ebola" said Houston health department spokeswoman Kathy Barton.</p>
  • Missouri Governor just announced a state of emergency

    11/17/2014 12:21:21 PM PST · by CatOwner · 117 replies
    Details of executive order at link.
  • New Ebola patient heads to Nebraska hospital

    11/13/2014 5:10:04 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 52 replies
    WPTZ Channel 5 ^ | 11-13-2014 | Sait Serkan Gurbuz
    Surgeon is a Sierra Leone national, legal permanent resident of the US. A surgeon who's a Sierra Leone national and a legal permanent resident of the United States will be transported from Sierra Leone to the Nebraska Medical Center for treatment for Ebola, a government official familiar with the situation said.
  • Americans’ Cellphones Targeted in Secret U.S. Spy Program (DOJ Program)

    11/13/2014 4:39:00 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/13/2014 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    WASHINGTON—The Justice Department is scooping up data from thousands of cellphones through fake communications towers deployed on airplanes, a high-tech hunt for criminal suspects that is snagging a large number of innocent Americans, according to people familiar with the operations. The U.S. Marshals Service program, which became fully functional around 2007, operates Cessna aircraft from at least five metropolitan-area airports, with a flying range covering most of the U.S. population, according to people familiar with the program. Planes are equipped with devices—some known as “dirtboxes” to law-enforcement officials because of the initials of the Boeing Co. unit that produces them—which...
  • St. Louis Schools – Townships Warn Residents to STOCK UP

    11/13/2014 12:51:05 PM PST · by Kartographer · 35 replies
    The Gateway Pundit.com ^ | 10/13/14 | Jim Hoft
    The City of Berkeley, near Ferguson, released this statement warning residents to stock up on water, food and medicine before the verdict is announced.
  • Ferguson protest organizers: ‘I sleep, eat and breathe this.’

    11/11/2014 8:56:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 11, 2014 | Sandhya Somashekhar
    It was 8:30 a.m., and DeRay Mckesson was at a McDonald’s here, the place humming with customers despite riots that left the businesses on both sides boarded up. With two iPhones and a laptop glowing on the table before him, Mckesson began editing the slickly curated newsletter of articles, tweets and photographs that he and a friend have published almost every day since an unarmed 18-year-old, Michael Brown, was shot by a police officer just around the corner. Mckesson’s readership has been mounting as tensions in Ferguson are again on the rise ahead of a grand jury’s decision, expected in...
  • Veteran, 91, Dies From Injuries Suffered In Brutal Home Invasion Robbery

    11/11/2014 8:53:29 AM PST · by Main Street · 33 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | November 10, 2014 | Anjali Hemphill
    NORTH HIGHLANDS (CBS13) — He survived three tours of duty, but a 91-year-old veteran couldn’t survive the brutal beating he suffered in a home invasion. Akemi Girion had to make the toughest decision of her life this weekend—saying goodbye to her stepfather, John Masson. “His face was all broken—jaw, cheek, head—everything was broken,” she said. “Even if he survives, hes not going to have a quality life.” Masson was badly beaten on Oct. 28 when thieves broke into his North Highlands home in the middle of the night. They blindfolded and tied up Girion and a caretaker and demanded Masson’s...
  • Black on White Violence Is Accelerating in America

    11/10/2014 8:06:58 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 131 replies
    capemaycountyherald.com ^ | 10 Nov 2014 | By Barbara Beitel
    COURT HOUSE – Colin Flaherty is a noted journalist for 30 years, whose works have appeared in major newspapers including The New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, and has been published in 1,000 sites around the world and received 50 journalism awards. Flaherty made an appearance Nov. 3 at Atlantic Cape Community College to speak about black-on-white violence, a topic, he stated, which does not receive much press. The subject makes editors uncomfortable, Flaherty said. Liberals, he said, cringe at the idea of black-on-white violence and police underreport it. Flaherty documented cases in Chicago where Mayor Rahm...
  • Student journalist beaten up by Ferguson protesters in a church because he tried...

    11/08/2014 3:42:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 8 November 2014 | Wills Robinson for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Student journalist beaten up by Ferguson protesters in a church because he tried to film meeting ahead of grand jury decision over officer who shot and killed Michael Brown A student journalist claims he was beaten up by a group of activists in Ferguson after they accused him of video recording the meeting. Chris Schaefer posted a video of himself lying in a bed at Christian Hospital Northeast in St Louis, Missouri, after he was allegedly attacked by members of the activist group Lost Voices. The 24-year-old, said he attended a meeting at Greater St. Mark Missionary Church...
  • Foundation of US nuclear system showing cracks

    11/08/2014 7:25:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 8, 2014 8:15 AM EST | Robert Burns
    The foundation of America’s nuclear arsenal is fractured, and the government has no clear plan to repair it. The cracks appear not just in the military forces equipped with nuclear weapons but also in the civilian bureaucracy that controls them, justifies their cost, plans their future and is responsible for explaining a defense policy that says nuclear weapons are at once essential and excessive. It’s not clear that the government recognizes the full scope of the problem, which has wormed its way to the core of the nuclear weapons business without disturbing bureaucracies fixated on defending their own turf. Nor...
  • With Scars Fresh and Windows Still Boarded, Ferguson Steels for More Unrest

    11/07/2014 11:06:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 7, 2014 | By JULIE BOSMAN and MONICA DAVEY
    FERGUSON, Mo. — Walk down West Florissant Avenue, and the scars of the summer are still there. The door and display window of a beauty supply store remain covered with plywood; a glued-up poster, “Beauty Town Is Back,” is the one hopeful sign of the life inside. A cellphone store, too, still has the plywood up from when riots and confrontations with the police shook this neighborhood. And the Family of Faith Baptist Church uses its billboard to proclaim, “Join us as we pray for peace.” “I hate this,” said Dan McMullen, the president of Solo Insurance Services, as he...
  • #Ferguson Protestors Deliver “Rules of Engagement” to Police

    11/06/2014 4:12:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 6, 2014 | Andrew Branca
    Message: Police priority should be facilitation of protest, not preserving law and order.CNN is reporting that the #Ferguson protestors have delivered to police a list of 18 “Rules of Engagement.” These essentially amount to a set of constraints on police response to the violence expected to result when the grand jury declines to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson for his self-defense shooting of Mike Brown, the 290-pound black adult male who, in what seems like an all too common moment of poor judgment, attacked and tried to kill the police officer. I’ve embedded the list, as linked on the CNN...
  • Glick's Family 'Shocked' at US Silence over Shooting

    11/04/2014 8:47:46 AM PST · by docbnj · 24 replies
    Artz Sheva ^ | 4 Nov 2014 | Ari Yashar
    A message from Yitz Glick, the brother of Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick who was shot four times last Wednesday by an Arab terrorist in Jerusalem, reveals shocking differences in the US administration's reaction to events in Israel. Yitz wrote to Glick (who is not related to the family), saying "I just wanted to tell you that our family is shocked that we haven't heard a single word from the US State Dept., the US Ambassador or any representative of the US government regarding the shooting of our brother a US citizen Yehuda Glick."
  • Former CBS News Reporter Sharyl Attkisson Claims Existence of Obama Enemies' List

    11/04/2014 7:47:48 AM PST · by RummyChick · 64 replies
    hollywood reporter ^ | 11/3 | paul bond
    "I kind of assume I’m on a list. I don’t think I’m the only one" Sharyl Attkisson is an investigative journalist who became the story when she quit CBS News after two decades amid allegations that the network refused to run some of her stories that were critical of President Barack Obama. Ahead of the Tuesday release of her book Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington, she spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about her struggles with CBS executives and her assertion that her computers were hacked, possibly by Obama operatives.
  • Ebola: Pa. monitoring caseload rises

    11/04/2014 4:34:44 AM PST · by wtd · 10 replies
    PennLive ^ | 11/03/2014 @ 3:22PM | David Wenner
    Ebola: Pa. monitoring caseload risesPennsylvania health officials as of Monday afternoon were monitoring 135 people for possible Ebola symptoms, an increase of 30 from last week. All have recently arrived in Pennsylvania after visiting one of the areas in West Africa affected by the Ebola outbreak. However, none are known to have had direct exposure to Ebola, or have shown symptoms. Pennsylvania receives between one and roughly 25 people daily who have returned from Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone, where about 13,600 people have been stricken with Ebola, and nearly 5,000 have died as of the end of October.
  • A dozen travelers being monitored for Ebola in Trenton

    11/04/2014 4:38:32 AM PST · by wtd · 20 replies
    ABC 6 ^ | 11/03/2014 @ 6:20PM | Nora Muchanic
    A dozen travelers being monitored for Ebola in TrentonTRENTON, N.J. (WPVI) -- Officials in Trenton, New Jersey have confirmed that they are monitoring a number of travelers who have recently returned from the west African nations fighting the Ebola crisis. And the news has raised some concerns among emergency responders in the city. Health officials won't say exactly how many are undergoing this 21 day monitoring right now, but they do say no one is showing symptoms. The fire department raised some concerns after learning that there is a list of those being monitored, but that first responders didn't know...
  • Ebola and ISIS -- the Similarities

    11/02/2014 2:03:18 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/02/14 | Obie Usategui
    May God save America from Ebola and from terrorism The Ebola virus causes an acute, serious illness which is often fatal if untreated. Ebola virus disease (EVD) first appeared in 1976 in 2 simultaneous outbreaks, one in Nzara, Sudan, and the other in Yambuku, Democratic Republic of Congo. The latter occurred in a village near the Ebola River, from which the disease takes its name. According to The New England Journal of Medicine, a two-year-old boy in a rainforest village of southern Guinea, by the name of Emile Ouanmouno was the first known victim of the Ebola virus. Virtually no...
  • Sources: Former Guantanamo detainees suspected of joining ISIS, other groups in Syria

    10/30/2014 6:30:01 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Oct. 30, 2014 | Justin Fishel, Jennifer Griffin
    As many as 20 to 30 former Guantanamo Bay detainees released within the last two to three years are suspected by intelligence and Defense officials of having joined forces with the Islamic State and other militant groups inside Syria, Fox News has learned. The development has cemented fears that the U.S. military would once again encounter militants taken off the battlefield. The intelligence offers a mixed picture, and officials say the figures are not exact. But they are certain at least some of the released detainees are fighting with the Islamic State, or ISIS, on the ground inside Syria. Others...
  • Two people in North Dakota being monitored for Ebola symptoms

    10/28/2014 5:30:21 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 20 replies
    WDAY.COM ^ | 28 OCTOBER 2014 | WDAY.COM
    Bismarck, ND (WDAY TV) - The North Dakota Department of Health says there's a slim chance Ebola could make its way to our state, however, they are currently monitoring 2 people that recently traveled to West Africa.
  • Boy observed in NYC hospital for Ebola; states firm on quarantines

    10/27/2014 6:03:50 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/27/14 | Mike Segar
    The boy, who arrived in the United States on Saturday, had a 103 degree Fahrenheit (39 degrees Celsius) fever, ABC News reported. He has not been tested for the virus and was not under quarantine, ABC said, citing New York City health department officials. The New York Post said the boy had been vomiting and was taken from his home in the Bronx by emergency medical workers.
  • New (Female Health Care Worker Back from Hot Zone now sick)

    10/24/2014 6:51:38 PM PDT · by SteveAustin · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/24/2014 | Ray Sanchez
    New York (CNN) -- One day after New York officials announced a Doctors Without Borders physician had tested positive for Ebola, another person who treated patients in West Africa developed a fever and was put in isolation at a northern New Jersey hospital. The second health care worker, a woman who hasn't been identified by name, did not have any Ebola symptoms upon arrival Friday at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey health department spokesman Donna Leusner said.
  • League City clinic quarantined due to patient's Ebola-like symptoms

    10/24/2014 12:58:41 PM PDT · by Columbo · 32 replies
    League City officials say a patient's symptoms and recent travel to Africa forced the precautionary closure of an emergency clinic. Based on the countries the patient recently visited, the Centers for Disease Control believes there is very little to zero risk of exposure to Ebola, however. It was shortly after 11 a.m. Friday when the staff at Intermediate Medical Care located at 2640 E League City Parkway called authorities. A medical worker said a male patient who had recently traveled from Africa was at the facility and "exhibiting symptoms that could be consistent with Ebola."
  • MacDill troops, families warned to downplay military connection in public

    10/23/2014 8:35:16 PM PDT · by antidisestablishment · 25 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | Howard Altman
    TAMPA — Troops and their families at MacDill Air Force Base are being advised to downplay references to their military connections on Facebook, Twitter and other social media because of online threats made by Islamic State and other jihadi groups.
  • Tracing Ebola Patient’s Possible Contacts Creates Host of Challenges for New York City

    10/24/2014 3:41:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 65 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 23, 2014 | By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
    Ebola has raised complicated logistical issues of how to trace the possible contacts of an infected patient in a city of more than 8 million people with a sprawling mass transit system and a large population of workers who commute every day from surrounding suburbs and states. By the time the patient, Dr. Craig Spencer, an emergency doctor who had recently returned from Guinea, arrived at Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan by ambulance on Thursday, he was seriously ill, officials said. Dr. Spencer complicated the tracing process when he told health officials that just the night before, he had gone...
  • "Why I Will Not Submit To Medical Martial Law"

    10/23/2014 8:13:27 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 21 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/23/2014 | Tyler Durden, Brandon Smith
    Submitted by Brandon Smith of Alt-Market.com, One of the most dangerous philosophical contentions even amongst liberty movement activists is the conundrum of government force and prevention during times of imminent pandemic. All of us at one time or another have had this debate. If a legitimate viral threat existed and threatened to infect and kill millions of Americans, is it then acceptable for the government to step in, remove civil liberties, enforce quarantines, and stop people from spreading the disease? After all, during a viral event, the decisions of each individual can truly have a positive or negative effect on...
  • Official WHO Ebola toll near 5,000 with true number nearer 15,000

    10/23/2014 9:59:04 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu, Oct 23 00:08 AM BST | Tom Miles
    At least 4,877 people have died in the world's worst recorded outbreak of Ebola, and at least 9,936 cases of the disease had been recorded as of Oct. 19, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, but the true toll may be three times as much. The WHO has said real numbers of cases are believed to be much higher than reported: by a factor of 1.5 in Guinea, 2 in Sierra Leone and 2.5 in Liberia, while the death rate is thought to be about 70 percent of all cases. That would suggest a toll of almost 15,000.
  • Ebola Surveillance Thread

    08/10/2014 12:46:23 AM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 4,826 replies
    Free Republic Threads ^ | August 10, 2014 | Legion
    I have spent a little time compiling links to threads about the Ebola outbreak in the interest of having all the links in one thread for future reference. Please add links to new threads and articles of interest as the situation develops. Thank You all for you participation.
  • Patient in New York City Tests Positive for Ebola

    10/23/2014 5:33:03 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 265 replies
    A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the Ebola virus Thursday, becoming the city’s first diagnosed case. The doctor, Craig Spencer, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital on Thursday and placed in isolation while health care workers spread out across the city to trace anyone he might have come into contact with in recent days. A further test will be conducted by the federal Centers for Disease Control to confirm the initial test. While officials have said they expected isolated cases of the disease to arrive in New York eventually,...
  • Doctor who treated Ebola patients rushed to NYC hospital

    10/23/2014 12:05:53 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 177 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/23/2014 | Jamie Schram
    Dr. Craig Spencer, who returned to New York City from Africa 10 days ago, was rushed in an ambulance with a police escort from his Harlem home to Bellevue Hospital on Thursday, sources said. He was suffering from Ebola-like symptoms — a 103-degree fever and nausea, sources said. While he was in Africa, the doctor had been treating Ebola patients in Guinea, sources said.
  • Protesters temporarily block Downtown Connector (Atlanta, I-75)

    10/23/2014 4:58:29 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 40 replies
    The Atlanta Jounral Constitution ^ | October 22, 2014 | Ben Gray and Jon Gargis
    Wednesday evening as protesters halted traffic. The incident was part of a protest in response to the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of a 18-year-old African-American by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Atlanta police spokesman Officer John Chafee said a number of protesters were present on the Downtown Connector near Freedom Parkway. Their presence blocked traffic for a short time. No arrests were made in connection to the protest, he added.
  • Some U.S. hospitals weigh withholding care to Ebola patients

    10/22/2014 3:56:00 PM PDT · by knak · 32 replies
    reuters ^ | 10/23/14 | Julie Steenhuysen and Sharon Begley
    (Reuters) - The Ebola crisis is forcing the American healthcare system to consider the previously unthinkable: withholding some medical interventions because they are too dangerous to doctors and nurses and unlikely to help a patient. U.S. hospitals have over the years come under criticism for undertaking measures that prolong dying rather than improve patients' quality of life. But the care of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States, who received dialysis and intubation and infected two nurses caring for him, is spurring hospitals and medical associations to develop the first guidelines for what can reasonably be done and...
  • Fence Jumper Caught Outside White House

    10/22/2014 5:28:44 PM PDT · by knak · 64 replies
    abc ^ | 10/22/14
    A fence jumper was apprehended tonight outside the White House after he scaled the north fence, a Secret Service spokesman told ABC News. A K-9 unit caught the jumper about 7:16 p.m. on the North Lawn, said Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan. The suspect kicked at one of the dogs, then another dog subdued him. The jumper was then taken to a nearby hospital, said Donovan. The White House was put on lockdown during the incident. The Secret Service came under scrutiny last month after Omar Gonzalez, a knife-wielding Iraq War veteran, allegedly managed to slip over the fence, past...
  • Weather Service stops receiving satellite data, issues notice about forecast quality

    10/22/2014 3:01:51 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10-22-2014 | Jason Samenow
    Since at least Tuesday, satellite data – an important input to weather prediction models – has stopped flowing into the National Weather Service due to an apparent network outage. At 1 p.m. today, the National Weather Service’s National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) issued the following statement warning the outage could impact forecast quality: NCEP HAS NOT RECEIVED A FULL FEED OF SATELLITE DATA FOR INPUT INTO THE NUMERICAL MODELS SINCE 22/0000Z…POTENTIALLY IMPACTING THE MODEL FORECASTS.NESDIS AND NCEP ARE INVESTIGATING THE ROOT CAUSE OF THE ISSUE. ONCE THE SITUATION IS RESOLVED ANOTHER MESSAGE WILL FOLLOW.
  • ‘Calibration error’ changes GOP votes to Dem in Illinois county

    10/22/2014 9:33:13 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 63 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | October 22, 2014 | Fox News, via WatchDog.org
    Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats. Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan went to vote Monday at the Schaumburg Public Library. “I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.”
  • Liberian air passenger checked for Ebola in New Jersey: media

    10/22/2014 6:14:53 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/22/14 | Reuters
    A Liberian passenger who flew into New Jersey on Tuesday was taken to hospital over fears he had been exposed to Ebola, media reported. The man, who had flown from Liberia to Brussels and then caught a connecting flight to Newark, had a fever, NBC New York reported, citing unnamed officials. The passenger was "identified as reporting symptoms or having a potential exposure to Ebola," a spokeswoman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told the network. The CDC was not immediately available for comment. Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are at the epicenter of the world's...
  • Homeland Security says four Dulles passengers were taken to a local hospital after Ebola screenings

    10/21/2014 10:21:22 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 57 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/21/2014 | Ashley Halsey III
    Four passengers who flew into Dulles International Airport recently were taken to a local hospital after enhanced airport screening alarmed the Centers for Disease Control, the Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday.
  • The Current Ebola Strain: It’s Airborne Folks

    08/05/2014 6:15:51 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 301 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-5-14 | sundance
    The empirical evidence of an airborne Ebola Strain is overwhelming Hat Tip GWP - Patrick Sawyer was the American businessman, who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia, then collapsed after he got off a plane to Nigeria and died July 25. He was the first patient in Nigeria with the Ebola virus. The Nigerian authorities have refused to release the names of other passengers on the plane with Mr. Sawyer, or notify the media of their status.
  • U.S. Army warns of potential 'airborne' Ebola

    10/16/2014 10:29:54 PM PDT · by RC one · 14 replies
    WND ^ | 10/16/14 | Jerome Corsi
    U.S. Army warns of potential 'airborne' Ebola Virus could be transmitted by means other than contact NEW YORK – While Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization officials continue to insist Ebola cannot be transmitted by air from one person to another, an Army manual clearly warns the virus could be an airborne threat in certain circumstances. The handbook published by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, USAMRID, titled “USAMRID’s Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook,” is now in its seventh edition. The most recent edition was published in 2011, with more than 100,000 copies distributed...
  • Why Ebola Probably Won't Go Airborne

    10/06/2014 2:26:07 PM PDT · by blam · 62 replies
    BI ^ | 10-6-2014 | Kevin Loria
    Kevin LoriaOctober 6, 2014 The idea that Ebola could go airborne is terrifying. Once you are infected, few diseases are more likely to kill you — and death by hemorrhagic fever, diarrhea and vomiting often accompanied by bleeding and organ failure, sounds particularly awful. At present it's hard to get infected — healthcare workers and family members caring for victims are at highest risk — but that would change if the virus were to mutate so that it could be transmitted through the air while keeping its present lethality. That's a nightmare scenario. But it's more the stuff of bad...
  • A Promising Experimental Ebola Drug Goes Overlooked

    10/21/2014 12:05:50 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 14 replies
    Bloomberg Businessweek | October 20, 2014 | Paul M. Barrett
    Bloomberg - link and title only.