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Ron Paul: Hillary would be a pro-war, pro-Fed president

October 17th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/10/17/382608/ron-paul-hillary-prowar-profed/

Ron Paul former Republican congressman and presidential candidate; Hillary Clinton would be a pro-war, pro-military-industrial complex and pro-Federal Reserve president.

Russia denies intelligence cooperation with US on ISIL

October 17th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/10/16/382487/no-intel-deal-with-us-over-isil-russia/

Russia's Foreign Ministry denies the US claim that Moscow has agreed to increase intelligence sharing with Washington over the ISIL Takfiri terrorists rampaging in Iraq and Syria.

Texas Restricts Movements of Hospital Workers Who Treated Ebola Victim

October 17th, 2014
Categories: Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014921361

No restaurants, grocery stores, movie theaters or other places where members of the public congregate. No travel by airplane, ship, long-distance bus, train, restrictions dozens of health care workers who treated Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan asked to follow for 21-day incubation period of the virus.

Iowa’s Joni Ernst: Obamacare is bad because people should rely on churches for help

October 17th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/10/iowas-joni-ernst-obamacare-is-bad-because-people-should-rely-on-churches-for-help/

Iowa Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Joni Ernst; Republicans oppose Obamacare because the job of caring for the poor is simply not the purview of government. The poor, should rely on churches and charitable organizations for help.

CIA warned arming Syrian “rebels” unlikely to succeed

October 17th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/arms-o17.html

Report commissioned by the Obama administration, the US Central Intelligence Agency called into question Washington’s policy of arming Syrian “rebels,” pointing out that such operations in the past had seldom proven successful.

US boosts air war in Syria

October 17th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/uswa-o17.html

US military has substantially boosted the number of its airstrikes, American war planes have carried out at least 54 strikes inside Syria this week, 53 of them on targets in Kobane. Since the bombing of Syria began last month, more than 180 air strikes have been carried out, more than twice the number in Iraq.

Richest one percent controls nearly half of global wealth

October 17th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/17/ineq-o17.html

The richest one percent of the world’s population now controls 48.2 percent of global wealth. If the growth of inequality were to proceed at last year’s rate, the richest one percent would control all the wealth on the planet within 23 years.

Joe Biden’s son was discharged from the Navy after testing positive for cocaine

October 16th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/10/joe-bidens-son-was-discharged-from-the-navy-after-testing-positive-for-cocaine/

Government officials confirmed on Thursday evening that Vice President Joe Biden’s 44-year-old son was kicked out of the Navy Reserve after testing positive for cocaine, CNN reported.

Kahwagi: US to supply Lebanon Army with combat weapons

October 16th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/21300

Army chief has been assured by American officials that the United States was prepared to support the military and supply it with weapons to combat terrorism.

US tanks arrive in Latvia to ward off ‘perceived’ Russian threat (VIDEO)

October 16th, 2014
Categories: World

Link: http://rt.com/news/196504-tanks-nato-latvia-deployed/

US tanks have arrived in Latvia as NATO flexes its muscles in an apparent show of strength towards Moscow. The machines are being deployed across the Baltic States and Poland over the next two weeks and will be used for training exercises.

Russian president warns Europe of gas supply ‘risks’ - Video

October 16th, 2014
Categories: World

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/10/16/382497/russia-warns-europe-of-gas-risks/

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has warned of “major transit risks” to Europe's gas supplies from his country this winter unless Ukraine settles a gas dispute with Moscow.

Kobani needs military assistance: Kurdish official - Video

October 16th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/10/16/382493/kobani-needs-military-aid-official/

Syrian Kurdish official calls on international community to supply weapons to the Kurdish fighters combating ISIL Takfiri terrorists in Syria’town of Kobani. Idriss Nassan, deputy head of Kobani’s foreign relations committee, calls for pressuring Turkish government to open its borders to volunteers, allow delivery of ammunition for fighters

Republicans ramp up pressure for travel ban on citizens of nations affected by Ebola

October 16th, 2014
Categories: Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014920142

Republicans increased their calls for restrictions on travel to the U.S. from West Africa. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio,;“a temporary ban on travel to the United States from countries afflicted with the virus is something that the president should absolutely consider."

Dallas Hospital Staff Had No Ebola Training, Official Says

October 16th, 2014
Categories: Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014920177

Health care workers in Dallas hospital that treated a patient who died from Ebola and treated two nurses who contracted the disease never received in-person training on how to treat Ebola patients and avoid spreading the contagious disease, a top hospital official said at Congressional hearing today.

Africa Largely Stems Ebola Via Border Closings, Monitoring And Luck

October 16th, 2014
Categories: Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014920227

Health officials battling the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa have managed to limit its spread on the continent to five countries, two of them appear to have snuffed out the disease. Officials credit tighter border controls, patient-tracking, other medical practices, and luck.

Ebola epidemic may not end without developing vaccine, scientist warns

October 16th, 2014
Categories: Health

Link: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/16/ebola-vaccine-peter-piot-west-africa-epidemic

The Ebola epidemic, which is out of control in three countries and directly threatening 15 others, may not end until the world has a vaccine against the disease, according to one of the scientists who discovered the virus.

The Largest Volcano In Centuries Is Spewing Toxic Gas - Video

October 16th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014920633

One of the largest volcanic eruptions in centuries is occurring on Iceland. The volcano Bardarbunga is producing high levels of sulfur dioxide.

Jamaica bans travelers from Ebola-hit nations

October 16th, 2014
Categories: Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014920734

Jamaica has ordered an immediate ban on people who have traveled through the Ebola-affected countries of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, joining a growing number of states to impose such restrictions. The ministry of national security said the ban covered persons traveling from or through" those West African countries, where 4,500 people have died of the disease.

bola crisis: US says Cuban medical support 'welcome'

October 16th, 2014
Categories: Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014920749

Cuba is a "welcome" addition to the fight against Ebola, a senior US official has said. A state department spokesman said the Cuban government was doing more than many others to contain the disease. "We welcome their support." The US has maintained an embargo on Cuba for more than five decades.

US-backed militias commit war crimes in Iraq

October 16th, 2014
Categories: Iraq

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/iraq-o16.html

Shia sectarian militias, armed and backed by the Iraqi government, are committing war crimes against the country’s minority Sunni population, including widespread executions, torture and unlawful detentions, according to a new report issued by Amnesty International.

Ebola in America

October 16th, 2014
Categories: Health

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/pers-o16.html

Every new development in the Ebola outbreak in the United States further exposes the incompetent, indifferent and irresponsible character of the official US response to what the World Health Organization has called “unquestionably the most severe acute public health emergency in modern times.”

Turmoil rips through global financial markets

October 16th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/econ-o16.html

Global financial markets experienced a day of violent gyrations on Wednesday amid growing signs that the financial house of cards created by the provision of ultra-cheap money by the world’s major central banks may be collapsing. European stocks experienced their biggest decline in three years.

A Future Ebola Solution? Scientists Discover First ‘Virological Penicillin’ in Chinese Herb

October 16th, 2014
Categories: Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/ebola-scientists-discover-first-virological-penicillin-honeysuckle/

Researchers from China have discovered what they call the first ‘virological penicillin,’ which may prove to be the next ‘antibiotic for viruses.’ Even better news, it comes in the form of a natural, ancient Chinese herb.

Marijuana Sales in Colorado Up 10% Since August: $45.2 Million Generated in Taxes Since First of Year

October 16th, 2014
Categories: News

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/marijuana-sales-colorado-10-percent-since-august-generate-45-2-million-tax-revenue-since-first-year/

Since January 1st, Colorado brought in more than $45.2 million in taxes from marijuana sales, including licenses and fees. Medical marijuana numbers are similar pattern $32.2 million purchased in August.

The Ebola Effect Arrives: Half Of Americans Will Avoid International Air Travel Out Of Ebola Fears

October 16th, 2014
Categories: News

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/The_Ebola_Effect_Arrives%3A_Half_Of_Americans_Will_Avoid_International_Air_Travel_Out_Of_Ebola_Fears/38628/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The West African virus has succeeded in isolating America, new Reuters poll reveals, nearly half of Americans are so concerned about the Ebola outbreak that they are avoiding international air travel.

Record Radiation at Fukushima after Vongfong: First tests since Tuesday’s typhoon show radioactive material continues rising near ocean — Officials: We can’t do anything more to stop this, ‘depth and scope’ of contamination flowing out are unknown

October 16th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://enenews.com/highest-yet-new-tests-after-latest-typhoon-show-radioactive-material-continues-rising-near-ocean-at-fukushima-plant-officials-drastic-steps-cant-be-taken-depth-and-scope-of-contamination-f

Tepco: sharp spike in the radioactivity of water samples taken from an observation well by the sea located east of the damaged No. 2 reactor; told reporters increased radioactivity in the water could be due to higher levels of groundwater caused by recent typhoons mixing with radioactive elements.

Ebola Goes Global: Air France Quarantine 183 After 4 Cases in Madrid, Moscow Monitors 2 Students

October 16th, 2014
Categories: Health

Link: http://21stcenturywire.com/2014/10/16/ebola-goes-global-air-france-quarantines-183-after-4-cases-in-madrid-moscow-monitors-2-students/

Air France quarantined a passenger airliner and 183 passengers at Madrid’s Barajas Airport, after 4 suspected cases there, including 1 passenger a Spanish missionary who returned from Liberia, was in contact with Ebola patients; rushed to Madrid’s Carlos III Hospital. Moscow, health officials monitoring 2 African students suspected of exhibiting Ebola symptoms

FBI Director: If Apple and Google Won't Decrypt Phones, We'll Force Them To

October 16th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/FBI_Director%3A_If_Apple_and_Google_Won%27t_Decrypt_Phones%2C_We%27ll_Force_Them_To/38626/0/38/38/Y/M.html

FBI: director attacking the companies and the idea of encryption, suggesting that Congress should pass a law banning the practice of default encryption.

Growing concerns over 'in the air' transmission of Ebola

October 15th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-20341423

Canadian scientists have shown the deadliest form of ebola virus could be transmitted by air between species without any direct contact between them. Believe that airborne transmission might be contributing to spread of the disease in Africa.Concerned that pigs might be a natural host for the infection

St Lucia, Colombia bar visitors from Ebola nations

October 15th, 2014
Categories: Health

Link: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CB_ST_LUCIA_EBOLA_TRAVEL_BAN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-10-15-16-40-51

Caribbean island of St. Lucia issued to immediately bar entry to travelers coming from three West African nations overwhelmed with Ebola epidemics. Colombian government announced it would not allow in anyone who has traveled to five African nations within the preceding four weeks.

Breaking: Ebola Infects Second US Nurse In Dallas - Video

October 15th, 2014
Categories: Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/breaking-ebola-infects-second-us-nurse-dallas/

A second nurse within the United States has been tested positive for the ebola virus at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, despite stringent hospital precautions. The news comes as medical experts continue to debate the possibility of the virus’ mutation and the ease of its transmission.

“Secret Scheme To Manipulate The Price Of Silver” – Lawsuits Against Banks Proceed

October 15th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/secret-scheme-to-manipulate-the-price-of-silver-lawsuits-against-banks-proceed/

Litigation alleging that Deutsche Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia and HSBC Plc illegally fixed the price of silver were centralised in a Manhattan federal court yesterday. The banks have been accused of rigging the price of billions of dollars in silver to the detriment of investors globally.

Russia, China Ink Deal to Build High Tech Parks - Video

October 15th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/russia-china-ink-deal-to-build-high-tech-parks/

China and Russia on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly build 2 high-tech parks, one in each country. Authorities expect to open satellite offices.

UK minister: Disabled not worth minimum wage

October 15th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/uk-news/uk-minister-disabled-worth-minimum-wage/

David Freud, the Tory minister some disabled people were not worth” the country’s minimum wage and some could be paid less than a third of the rate. someone who wants to work for less than minimum wage, currently $10.35 an hour, should be allowed to do so, refers to a rate equivalent to $3.20.

One-Third of the World's Women in Prison Are Locked Up In The USA. All 201,200 Of Them

October 15th, 2014
Categories: World

Link: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=4e4_1413359854

Citing data from the International Center for Prison Studies, Niall McCarthy of Statista visualizes how the United States housed nearly one-third of the globe's incarcerated women in 2013. It's a huge problem the American public has only begun to recognize.

Lawmaker in shootout with robber near Pennsylvania Capitol

October 15th, 2014
Categories: News

Link: http://12160.info/page/-shootout-robber-near-penns

Pennsylvania legislator Representative Marty Flynn, Democrat from Scranton exchanged gunfire with a would-be robber who tried to mug him and another lawmaker near the statehouse. Four teenagers were arrested and charged with attempted homicide and other offenses.

Oath Upheld: Nashville Cops Refused Secret Service Request for Illegal Search of Obama Critic - Video

October 15th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://benswann.com/oath-upheld-nashville-cops-refused-secret-service-request-for-illegal-search-of-obama-critic/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=nl

Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson recently sent a letter to Congress alleging that Secret Service agents asked Nashville police to falsify a warrant so that the agents could search the home of a Nashville resident who had posted about President Obama on Facebook.

Sleeping 7-year-old girl shot in head during no-knock police raid on wrong home

October 15th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Sleeping_7-year-old_girl_shot_in_head_during_no-knock_police_raid_on_wrong_home/38605/0/38/38/Y/M.html

A Special Response Team shattered a family’s window in the middle of the night, hurled a flashbang onto a couch next to a sleeping girl, then charged in and shot her in the head. Police raided both sides of a duplex, suspect only known to reside in one of them.

Russians’ approval of Putin hits near all-time high, poll shows

October 15th, 2014
Categories: World

Link: http://rt.com/politics/196212-piutin-approval-grows-poll/

President Putin’s approval marks from Russian public approached record level of early 2008, independent research has shown; worthy of trust because his performance was strong and successful.

Calling Russia ‘threat to humanity’ puts Obama’s sanity in doubt - Medvedev

October 15th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/politics/196132-medvedev-reset-america-impossible/

Russian PM upset by President Obama; speaking at United Nations’ listing the threats, challenges humanity is facing, put Ebola in first place, the Russian Federation second, Islamic State was only in the third place. Russian PM: Charges against Russia were caused by a “brain aberration.”

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