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FEMA Conducting Pandemic Drills in Region 2-New York Amidst Ebola Crisis

10-16-14
Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

In yet another curious coincidence surrounding the recent Ebola crisis, it appears that FEMA has been preparing for the appearance of a pandemic of deadly disease in the near future all along. 

4 votes

CIA Report Finds “Covert Aid” Abroad Rarely Has Any Impact

To Obama’s credit, before sending over arms to the Syrian rebels that America is still arming and training, he tasked the CIA with writing and researching whether or not it would actually do any good. The report that came back made the definitive conclusion that no, it didn’t do much good, especially if American troops weren’t actually on the ground supporting the effort. But there was one time that it did work! From the NYTimes:

5 votes

Ebola Crisis: WHO says major outbreak in West 'unlikely'

Just doing a little research for my story 'WHO yet to fug up on ebola crisis, seeks input from public' and found this:

http://m.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29640470

39 votes

Rand Paul on cover of TIME: 'The Most Interesting Man in American Politics'

October 27, 2014 issue

http://time.com/magazine/
http://time.com/3512657/rand-paul-reinventions/
http://time.com/3512673/game-changer/

Subscription required to read it though, or you will have to get it on your local newsstand.

4 votes

Silver Nanoparticles as Potential Antiviral Agents

Abstract: Virus infections pose significant global health challenges, especially in view of the fact that the emergence of resistant viral strains and the adverse side effects associated with prolonged use continue to slow down the application of effective antiviral therapies. This makes imperative the need for the development of safe and potent alternatives to conventional antiviral drugs. In the present scenario, nanoscale materials have emerged as novel antiviral agents for the possibilities offered by their unique chemical and physical properties.

8 votes

Some Things More Likely to Kill You Than Ebola

OCTOBER 16, 2014
You want to feel afraid? Here are some things to be afraid of.

With the Ebola virus having now infected fully .0000006 percent of the American population, it's obviously time to panic, because you're probably going to die from it. But while you're panicking over Ebola, are there other things you should be fearing simultaneously, to really take your terror into the stratosphere? Why yes there are. And I've decided to make a chart, so you'll know just what to be afraid of.

4 votes

Old propaganda returns: evidence of torture in Syria by Assad (video)

*read the comments, people are not falling for it this time*

A U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum director says graphic photos showing the corpses of Syrian torture victims reveal a "systematic killing machine" that is reminiscent of the images from Nazi concentration camps.

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The Crist / Scott Debate Hits the Fan: Florida's Dysfunctional Governor's Race Run Without Fans For Either Candidate, Next

Charlie Crist insisted on having a fan at his feet for the debate, Rick Scott protested the imbalance by refusing to go on stage for a brief time. Crist's staffer runs to Target, breaks some laws in the process, and the rest is history.

Read about the law-breaking and other fun details here:

www.drudgereport.com

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/10/15/ri...

For Charlie's Fangate Response:

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Obama, Not Bush, Is the Master of Unilateral War

The president must force Congress to vote on his military powers
By Jack Goldsmith and Matthew Waxman

Late in the summer of 2013, President Barack Obama pulled back from his announced plans to use unilateral military force against Syria and stated that he would instead seek Congress’s approval. “I believe our democracy is stronger when the president acts with the support of Congress,” and “America acts more effectively abroad when we stand together,” he said. “This is especially true after a decade that put more and more war-making power in the hands of the president … while sidelining the people’s representatives from the critical decisions about when we use force.”

Congress never authorized Obama to use force in Syria, and Russian President Vladimir Putin gave him an out by brokering a deal to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons. But Obama’s statement on the need for congressional consent, and the noted contrast with his predecessor, are nonetheless clarifying in their irony.

Obama’s predecessor asserted very broad presidential prerogatives in other military contexts, and his Justice Department wrote expansive legal justifications for unilateral war. But in the context of initiating war, Bush acted in a manner respectful of separation of powers. He did not “sideline the people’s representatives from the critical decisions about when we use force.” To the contrary, he sought and received legislative authorization before using force. Both of Bush’s major wars—against the 9/11 perpetrators (and their protectors), and against Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq—were clearly and formally approved in advance by Congress in, respectively, its September 2001 and October 2002 authorizations for the use of military force (AUMFs).

5 votes

The Secret Casualties of Iraq's Abandoned Chemical Weapons

C.J. Chivers || New York Times
Photo:Tyler Hicks/New York Times

The United States had gone to war declaring it must destroy an active weapons of mass destruction program. Instead, American troops gradually found and ultimately suffered from the remnants of long-abandoned programs, built in close collaboration with the West...

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Rand Paul mocks the NIH for 'Origami condom'

By Scott Wong
October 15, 2014, 05:55 pm

ASHLAND, Va. — Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) took aim Wednesday at the National Institutes of Health for blaming the agency's slow response to the Ebola outbreak on budget cuts.

"We have people who go blithely on TV and say we don't have enough money to study Ebola. Have you seen what the NIH spends money on?" Paul, a prospective 2016 presidential candidate, said at a campaign rally for Republican congressional candidates Dave Brat and Ed Gillespie.

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The Government Is Spying On Us Through Our Computers, Phones, Cars, Buses, Streetlights, At Airports And On The Street, Via

Mobile Scanners And Drones, Through Our Smart Meters, And In Many Other Ways:

Take a Peek at How Widespread Spying Has Become

Even now – after all of the revelations by Edward Snowden and other whistleblowers – spying apologists say that the reports are “exaggerated” or “overblown”, and that the government only spies on potential bad guys.

In reality, the government is spying on everyone’s digital and old-fashioned communications.

For example, the government is photographing the outside information on every piece of snail mail.

The government is spying on you through your phone … and may even remotely turn on your camera and microphone when your phone is off.

As one example, the NSA has inserted its code into Android’s operating system … bugging three-quarters of the world’s smartphones. Google – or the NSA – can remotely turn on your phone’s camera and recorder at any time.

Moreover, Google knows just about every WiFi password in the world … and so the NSA does as well, since it spies so widely on Google.

23 votes

Robert Leone brutally beaten by police for 11 hours then accused of breaking cops hand with his face

Robert Leone was brutally beaten by police for 11 hours and jailed 2.5 years for a traffic violation. He filed a lawsuit and it has continued to be pushed back. No criminal charges have been brought before the officers who attacked Leone. The DOJ and FBI will not open an investigation of the Pennsylvania state troopers even though the beating was caught on police dashcam. A congressman even tried to get an investigation to no avail.

Read entire interview transcript here:

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Nowhere To Hide: Video: How Raytheon software tracks you online

If they want to, they know every move you make and you’ll never know it…. I assume because we don’t know or actually see it happening we don’t feel that our privacy is being violated. They spy on us because we the “sheeple”… I mean the people allow it to happen. oh, this is just one of many programs our government has developed to spy and track us like rats in a cage. Apathy is killing America…

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