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Posted on 03/03/2010 9:47:40 PM PST by Velveeta
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Point me home, Granny!<<<
Yes, you have been away too long, glad to have you back.
What is Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome?
Post-diarrheal Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D+HUS) is a severe, life-threatening complication that occurs in about 10% of those infected with E. coli O157:H7 or other Shiga toxin (Stx) producing E. coli. D+HUS was first described in 1955, but was not known to be secondary to E. coli infections until 1982. It is now recognized as the most common cause of acute kidney failure in infants and young children. Adolescents and adults are also susceptible, as are the elderly who often succumb to the disease.
How did these otherwise harmless E. coli become such killers? It seems likely that DNA from a Shiga toxin producing bacterium known as Shigella dysenteriae type 1 was transferred by a bacteriophage (bacteria infected with a virus) to harmless E. coli bacteria, thereby providing them with the genes to produce one of the most potent toxins known to man. So potent, that the Department of Homeland Security lists it as a potential bioterrorist agent. Although E. coli O157:H7 are responsible for the majority of cases in America, there are many additional Stx producing E. coli that can cause D+ HUS.
This page is full of articles on your food and the danger of eating it, the above article is about a half inch down the page.
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United States Department of State
Bureau of Consular Affairs
Washington, DC 20520
This information is current as of today, Fri Mar 05 2010 21:27:50 GMT-0800 (PST).
March 05, 2010
The Department of State warns American citizens of the dangers of travel to Colombia. While security in Colombia has improved significantly in recent years, violence by narco-terrorist groups continues to affect some rural areas as well as large cities. The potential for violence by terrorists and other criminal elements exists in all parts of the country. This updates and replaces the Travel Warning for Colombia issued November 10, 2009 to update information on recent security incidents and criminal activity.
In recent months there has been a marked increase in violent crime in Colombia. Murder rates have risen significantly in some major cities, particularly Medellin and Cali. Kidnapping remains a serious threat. American citizens have been the victim of violent crime, including kidnapping and murder.
Thanks to Sonofstrangelove for the ping to this thread.
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‘New Iran rocket launch site shows NKorea links’
Brahman.com ^ | 3-06-2010 | Brahman.com
Posted on March 5, 2010 9:52:13 PM PST by sonofstrangelove
Iran is building a new rocket launch site a short distance from an existing complex in the north of the country, and seems to be working with North Korea, information group IHS Jane’s has said.
Construction visible from satellite imagery of the new site, near the city of Semnan east of Tehran, seems to suggest that Tehran has been collaborating with Pyongyang, said the London-based defence intelligence group.
Iran unveiled the Simorgh space-launch vehicle (SLV) on February 3, but had not yet publicly revealed the location of the rocket’s launch complex, it reported on Friday.
But Jane’s said it had observed a new launch pad four kilometres northeast of the existing Semnan site on a satellite image dated February 6, which it said could ultimately launch Tehran’s next-generation Simorgh rocket.
The site includes a gantry tower which is 13 metres wide, approximately 18-20 metres tall “and has a cliff-side flame bucket nearly as high as the tower itself.
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Somalian Charged with Making False Statements on Application for Asylum...
San Antonio.FBI.gov - DOJ Press Release ^ | March 4, 2010 | n/a
Posted on March 6, 2010 12:36:28 AM PST by Cindy
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Somalian Charged with Making False Statements on Application for Asylum
Defendant is Accused of Making False Statements Concerning Participation in Terrorist Organizations
United States Attorney John E. Murphy announced that in San Antonio, a federal grand jury has indicted 24-year-old Ahmed Muhammed Dhakane, a citizen of Somalia, on two counts of making false statements under penalty of perjury to federal authorities concerning his association with global terrorist organizations.
The indictment, returned yesterday and unsealed this afternoon, alleges that on October 28, 2008, the defendant falsely omitted on an application for asylum that from a time prior to September 11, 2001, until January 2003, he was a member of, or was associated with, al-Barakat and Al-Ittihad Al-Islami (AIAI). Both organizations have been designated by the Department of Treasury pursuant to Executive Order 13224 as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT).
The indictment also alleges that the defendant provided additional false information concerning his entry into the United States. The defendant allegedly claimed to authorities that he and his wife traveled from Somalia to Mexico via Russia, Cuba, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. While in Mexico, they traveled by bus to the United States/Mexico border, where they were smuggled illegally into the United States. The indictment alleges that defendant failed to disclose to authorities that from June 2006 until March 2008, he resided in Brazil where he participated in, and later ran, a large-scale human smuggling enterprise knowing that such disclosure to authorities would prevent him from receiving asylum in the United States.
On March 28, 2008, Dhakane surrendered to U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents near Brownsville, Texas. He was being held in an Immigration Detention Facility located in Pearsall, Texas, when he allegedly made the false statements to federal authorities.
Upon conviction, Dhakane faces up to 10 years in federal prison per count.
This case was investigated by agents with the Joint Terrorism Task Force, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. Border Patrol, and the Department of Homeland Security. Assistant United States Attorney Mark Roomberg is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
An indictment is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven in guilty in a court of law.
“Mesa Man Sentenced to Prison for Lying to the FBI During a Terrorism Investigation
SNIPPET: “PHOENIXToday, Akram Musa Abdallah, a.k.a. Abu Saiaf, 55, of Mesa, Arizona, was sentenced to 18 months in prison as a result of his guilty plea to false statements to a government agency, in federal district court in Phoenix. In sentencing Abdallah, U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake applied an enhancement because the offense related to international terrorism. This is the first time in the District of Arizona that the terrorism enhancement has been applied for this offense.
Dennis K. Burke, United States Attorney for the District of Arizona, stated, This sentence should serve as a strong warning to anyone who knowingly lies during a terrorism investigation. It is important that the public cooperate in investigations involving national security for the safety and security of all people in the United States, and that in those investigations members of the public are truthful and complete in their statements to law enforcement.
In January 2007, Akram Musa Abdallah knowingly made material false statements when he was being interviewed by FBI agents in connection with the federal investigation and prosecution of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief & Development (HLF) and its officers. At the time of the interviews, Abdallah knew the HLF was a Specially Designated Terrorist organization. Abdallah also knew that the HLF and its officers were pending trial in the Northern District of Texas for crimes which included providing material support to Hamas, a foreign terrorist organization.
During interviews with the FBI, Abdallah denied that he was involved in fund raising activities for the HLF. In fact, between approximately 1994 and 1997, Abdallah was involved in numerous fund raising activities, including collecting donations and organizing, facilitating and coordinating fund raising events on behalf of the HLF in the Phoenix metropolitan area.”
Nellis put on lockdown, streets closed near base
Las Vegas Sun ^ | 3/5/10
Posted on Friday, March 05, 2010 7:22:43 PM by NoobRep
You’re all welcome - it took me over 3 hours to re-do that so it would be saved.
RIA Novosti -
6 mars 2010
Ian Bremmer: Iran is ultimately likely to go nuclear as North Korea did
Ian Bremmer is the president of the Eurasia Group, a New York based
think-tank. He is one of the leading American experts on Russia, the
Post-Soviet states and Asia. Mr.Bremmer is also the author of “The End
of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations?”
He gives his assessments of the situation around Iran, the problems in
negotiating a new agreement to replace the START Treaty between Russia
and the United States as well as his point on the political and energy
turf wars in Europe, in an interview with RIA Novosti New York Bureau
chief Dmitry Gornostaev.
[One of the best articles that I have read on NATO, Iran, U.S. and Russia....granny]
Did you think that I would destroy all these years of hard work that everyone has put into the Threat Matrix threads? I would NEVER have done such a thing. I have far too much respect for ALL of you to do that...and I am sorry that you thought you had to redo something that still exists. All I did was simplify and THAT by request. I did NOT destroy.
Your effort is greatly appreciated.
Not a problem Mesta. We just wanted the links here for easy access on a current thread. WCG was gracious enough to get that done. :-)
I am just sorry she had to go through all that work. I know how hard it is. If you would have asked, I would have done it for ya. I kept the old code just in case.
How Mohamed synthesized Israel as meaningful to Islam
(video at link)
I’m glad you have the old code.
I suspect that WCG is glad to have gotten it done, regardless.
Qaeda : English: An Interview With The Shaheed Abu Dujaanah al-Khorasani, text
As-Sahab: The New Crusades have entered their second decade, with the battle between truth and falsehood continuing to rage as strong as ever; this battle which has exposed the ugly face of the people of falsehood represented by the infidel West and its apostate agents in our Islamic region. This pact is led by the empire of evil and criminality, America, whose criminality has manifested itself in the most gruesome of forms in what has been committed against our Islamic peoples in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine and the rest of the Muslim world; forms of lowliness, bestiality and savagery some examples of which have reached us, but what is hidden is even worse.
Thank you for the ping Vel.
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