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Several Britons Quarantined For Ebola
Amidst Claims The Virus May Be Airborne
Telegraph [UK], by Andre Walker    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/7/2014 12:30:54 AM     Post Reply
Several British nationals have been voluntarily quarantined with suspected Ebola, according to the Daily Telegraph. The admission came from public health officials and follows revelations an individual in Cardiff had expressed fears they had contracted the disease.[Snip] This means that they have to wait up to 21 days, which is the maximum incubation period. The World Health Organisation has also claimed that the virus is spreading faster than they can control. This may be because of a misunderstanding about how the virus is transmitted, in 2012 a study suggested that Ebola may be transmitted through the air.

Porn production plummets in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times, by Richard Verrier    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/6/2014 11:30:25 PM     Post Reply
As Hollywood battles to keep movie and TV shows from leaving the state, another local industry — adult entertainment — is fleeing Los Angeles. At least that´s the picture that emerges from the latest data on location filming in the region. The number of permits issued for X-rated productions plummeted about 90% to just 40 permits last year compared with 2012, according to data from FilmL.A. Inc., the nonprofit group that handles film permits for the city and county. (Snip) The decline follows the passage in late 2012 of a county law mandating condom use by performers. "We´ve seen a dramatic drop

Gaza Bishop: Hamas fire rockets
from church compound
Legal Insurrection, by William A. Jacobson    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/6/2014 11:26:42 PM     Post Reply
We focused the other day on the ethnic cleansing of Christians by Islamists in Gaza. But there still are about 1500 Christians in Gaza. In this video released today, Archbishop Alexios of Gaza describes how Hamas had fired rockets from the church compound (at 1:12)(h/t @ColRichardKemp); Alexios took CBN News to the roof terrace outside his office to show how Hamas used the church compound to launch rockets into Israel. He refused to discuss details on camera for security reasons, but days after the war started, Israeli missiles targeted an area close to the church sanctuary. (snip) This adds to

  


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Double amputee continues legal
spree by suing Ralph Lauren
New York Post, by Emily Smith    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/6/2014 11:21:51 PM     Post Reply
Zoltan Hirsch — a double amputee in a wheelchair dubbed “Hell on Wheels” by The Post in 2011 after he filed 87 federal claims in one year against city businesses, arguing they were not wheelchair-accessible — is continuing his campaign. Hirsch last month sued Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply at 99 University Place, claiming he suffered injury because, according to papers filed in US District Court, he “continues to be discriminated against due to the architectural barriers.” The Brooklyn resident, who lost his legs in a car accident 10 years ago, previously hit a vast array of businesses ranging from

Driver of Times Square bus had
license suspended 11 times: DMV
New York Post, by Natasha Velez, Daniel Prendergast *    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/6/2014 11:15:33 PM     Post Reply
The double-decker tour bus driver who slammed into another bus and injured 14 people in Times Square on Tuesday while allegedly high on drugs has had his driver’s license and vehicle registration suspended a combined 20 times, officials said. William Dalambert’s struggles behind the wheel date back more than two decades to 1993, according to a spokeswoman at the New Jersey Department of Motor Vehicles. His license was suspended a total of 11 times; four were for unspecified violations; two were for not having insurance; two were for not filing paperwork properly, and three were over unpaid child support, according

Not National News: Ohio Dem´s
Gubernatorial Campaign Implodes
Newsbusters, by Tom Blumer    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/6/2014 10:55:45 PM     Post Reply
Several months ago, based on several far from minor out-of-the-gate mistakes, I characterized the candidacy of the Democratic Party´s challenger to incumbent Republican Governor John Kasich as "the wreck that is Edward FitzGerald." In the past week, FitzGerald has utterly imploded. The latest revelation Tuesday afternoon, namely that he had "no license to drive at all from 2002 to 2008," leaves one wondering whether his party vetted him at all. Former Cleveland Plain Dealer editorial director Brent Larkin calls this "at or near the top of the list" of "bizarre developments" he´s seen in 45 years of covering politics. Despite

Elon Musk Plays California
for Tax Breaks, Then Moves
SpaceX Operations to Texas
Breitbart California, by Chriss W. Street    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/6/2014 10:50:28 PM     Post Reply
A smiling Governor Rick Perry of Texas announced that Space Exploration and Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) will build the world´s first private commercial rocket launch facility on an isolated beach near Brownsville, Texas. Texas appear to have “bought the deal” by offering an $100 million economic incentive package. However, many Southern Californians are appalled that after multi-billionaire SpaceX Chairman Elon Musk suckered the state Legislature into a wildly advantageous crony capital tax exemption for SpaceX, Musk would take his next slurp of crony capitalist cash from Texas. Perry announced that Texas offered SpaceX an incentive package of $15 million in cash

  


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Angry Republican leaders
ready to shut door
on open primaries
Washington Times, by Ralph Z. Hallow    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/6/2014 10:44:03 PM     Post Reply
CHICAGO — Any party that allows its opponents to help pick its candidates in “open” primaries is a PPINO — a “political party in name only” — say many Republican officials at their annual summer meeting. Republican National Committee members and activists are still seething about reports that longtime Sen. Thad Cochran, Mississippi Republican, enlisted Democrats to help him win his tough primary contest this summer against state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who was backed by the tea party. They would seem to have an ally in the GOP boss, but the sentiments of the entire party and the prospects for

The Kurdish forces facing
the Islamic State need help
from the United States
Washington Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/6/2014 10:39:41 PM     Post Reply
A NEW humanitarian and security crisis has erupted in northern Iraq, where the al-Qaeda-derived Islamic State borders territories controlled by Iraqi and Syrian Kurds. Since last weekend, tens of thousands of civilians have been trapped on a mountainside near the Iraqi town of Sinjar, which was captured by Islamic State fighters. The refugees, including an estimated 25,000 children, lack supplies of food and water and could perish in a matter of days unless a relief corridor is opened, according to the United Nations. Meanwhile, the extremist forces are threatening to capture Iraq’s two largest dams and are pressing toward Irbil,

Federal appeals court may be
roadblock to gay marriage
cases in four states
Washington Post, by Robert Barnes    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/6/2014 10:36:24 PM     Post Reply
CINCINNATI — If the issue of same-sex marriage is on an expressway to the Supreme Court, Wednesday was rush hour in a federal appeals court here. In an unprecedented and marathon hearing, tag teams of attorneys for four states told an appellate panel why voter-approved prohibitions in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee should be honored. All the while, plaintiffs and their families filled row after row of a huge, ornate courtroom, arms around one another, occasionally shushing babies and listening for their names to be mentioned. It became clear after three hours of arguments that the panel could become the

Ebola Hysteria Redux
Canada Free Press, by Michael Fumento    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 8/6/2014 10:27:36 PM     Post Reply
We’re now witnessing the worst Ebola epidemic ever. It’s spun “out of control,” warns one of the world’s most influential newspapers. What’s not to be afraid of? Well, Ebola. As always, count on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director Margaret Cho to make the worst of any epidemic. “If the situation continues to deteriorate, the consequences can be catastrophic in terms of lost lives but also severe socioeconomic disruption and a high risk of spread to other countries,” she said. Here’s a rule of thumb about diseases: The rarer and less likely they are to kill you; the more hype they get.

  


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Russians Tweet Goodbyes to
American Whiskey, Other
Favorite Imported Foods
National Journal, by Marina Koren    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/6/2014 10:27:26 PM     Post Reply
In retaliation against recent U.S. and European Union sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered his government to identify foreign goods from countries that have imposed sanctions that will be banned from Russia for one year. Affected countries include the United States, all E.U. member states, Canada, Australia, and Japan. Over time, the ban could hurt some American companies with Russian trade ties. For example, when Russia banned all U.S. poultry imports for nine months in 2010, U.S. chicken producers lost an estimated $400 billion in Russian sales. But the restrictions will likely be felt first and most by

Watching Justin Amash´s amazingly
uncivil victory speech might make
you care about politics again
Washington Examiner (DC), by Justin Green    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/6/2014 10:20:34 PM     Post Reply
(Video) Rep. Justin Amash went legend last night, telling his vanquished primary challenger that "I ran for Congress to stop people like you." The Michigan Republican survived a brutal race against Brian Ellis that featured moments like Devin Nunes, R-Calif., calling Amash "al Qaeda´s best friend in Congress" and a local lawyer describing Amash as "among the most anti-Israel members of Congress." Amash also drew the ire of the Chamber of Commerce for seeking to end the Export-Import Bank. His entire rant is worth viewing. If you think it´s bad to be mean to an opponent in a victory speech,

Actor Rob Lowe Slams Obama:
´Waiting to Hear POTUS Explain the
Disaster the World Has Become´
Newsbusters, by Geoffrey Dickens    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/6/2014 9:52:07 PM     Post Reply
On Wednesday, Actor Rob Lowe took to Twitter to criticize Barack Obama’s failed foreign policies. Waiting for the President to deliver a speech at the U.S. Africa Leaders Summit, the irritated star of NBC’s Parks and Recreation demanded the President explain how the world literally fell apart on his watch: (Tweet) Of course this isn´t the first time Lowe has gone against the grain in liberal Hollywood. Back in November of 2013, as reported by MRC´s Kyle Drennen, he told NBC´s David Gregory: “Just my own world view is that the individual needs to be more responsible for their own lives

Amnesty’s Worst Enemy
National Review Online, by Eliana Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/6/2014 9:48:18 PM     Post Reply
A Masters of the Universe drawing hangs in a frame above the desk in the Capitol Hill office of Alabama senator Jeff Sessions. It stands out among dozens of pictures of his three children and seven grandchildren. The protagonist of the comic-book series, He-Man, is depicted mounted atop his heroic lion, Battle Cat. His muscles are bulging; his sword is thrust into the air. Battle Cat’s mouth is open, his fangs exposed. They are a formidable pair. A small gold plaque sits below the drawing in the same frame. Etched on it are a portion of the remarks Sessions delivered on

  


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Nestle to close Valley food plant
Los Angeles Times, by Chris Kirkham and Andrew Khouri    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/6/2014 9:47:10 PM     Post Reply
Nestle USA will close a San Fernando Valley production plant that makes Hot Pockets by early October, shifting operations to an existing plant in rural Kentucky where costs are cheaper. The move will eliminate 360 jobs at the Chatsworth plant, which has been making the frozen sandwiches since 1988. A spokeswoman for Nestle USA, based in Glendale, said Wednesday that the consolidation at the Kentucky plant gives the company more room to expand and a more centrally located distribution point. (Snip) Los Angeles County has seen a 57% decline in the number of manufacturing jobs since 1990, compared with a

Bummer for NY Mag: Israel
Arrests Hamas Operative for
Kidnapping, Murder of 3 Israeli Teens
Breitbart Big Peace, by Thomas Rose    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/6/2014 9:47:02 PM     Post Reply
A foreign ministry spokesman has confirmed that Israeli police have lifted the gag order imposed on the recent arrest of Hamas member Hassam Qawasameh from the West Bank city of Hebron in connection with the murder of three Israeli teens who were kidnapped while walking home from school in June. The spokesman, Paul Hirschon, tweeted that Qawasameh admitted during questioning that he was an active member of Hamas who received his orders and the funding to carry out those orders from Hamas handlers operating in the Gaza Strip. (snip) The announcement that the kidnappings and murders were in fact conducted

Rick Perlstein: Probable
Plagiarist, Definite Jerk
National Review Online, by Tim Cavanaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/6/2014 9:44:26 PM     Post Reply
As National Review’s Quin Hillyer noted yesterday, aging wunderkind Rick Perlstein is in hot water over 45 instances of apparent plagiarism from Craig Shirley’s 2005 Reagan’s Revolution in his new book The Invisible Bridge. Shirley is a contributor to NR whose book takes a favorable view of Ronald Reagan’s abortive 1976 primary challenge; Perlstein is a leftist who specializes in explaining the self-deluded psychodrama of conservatives — and the unique danger it poses — for liberal readers. You can guess which book has been praised in the Times of New York for being “both enjoyable as kaleidoscopic popular history of

Ben Carson Calls Into Question
CDC Secrecy Over Ebola Testing
Breitbart TV, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/6/2014 9:38:47 PM     Post Reply
Neurologist and author of "One Nation," Dr. Ben Carson said that the Centers for Disease Control should keep the need to balance patient privacy and the public’s need to know in mind when it comes to the Ebola virus. “Certainly I’m a strong proponent of privacy of health care information,” Carson said on Wednesday´s broadcast of Fox News Channel´s "Your World.´ “But you can certainly reveal that a patient has been tested and is negative to allay hysteria because when you have a situation where you´re acting if a secretive manner, people have a tendency to assume the worst. So you

TSA inspector busted in
Craigslist child-sex sting
San Francisco Chronicle, by Kale Williams    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/6/2014 9:29:59 PM     Post Reply
Elverta, Sacramento County — A Transportation Security Administration employee from Northern California is facing federal child pornography charges after an undercover sting allegedly caught him trying to use Craigslist to solicit a sexual rendezvous with a mother and her young daughter. George Hristovski, a 54-year-old resident of Elverta north of Sacramento who says on LinkedIn that he joined the TSA in 2008, was arrested Monday after FBI agents raided his home. He faces charges of attempted production of child pornography and attempted enticement of a minor. According to court records, an undercover investigator with the Placer County Sheriff´s Department found

  



Suspected Migrant Traffickers
Arrested in Guatemala
Latin American Herald Tribune [Miami FL], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 8/6/2014 9:26:04 PM     Post Reply
GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemalan authorities on Wednesday captured six men and one woman suspected of smuggling migrants to the United States, a prosecutor said Wednesday. The arrests were made during law enforcement operations in the western province of Quetzaltenango, Alex Colop told reporters. With assistance from the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala, security forces captured seven people who were linked with the smuggling of unaccompanied minors to the United States, the prosecutor said. The network had pocketed $3 million for taking people illegally to the United States, according to Guatemala’s interior minister, Mauricio Lopez Bonilla.

Rachel Maddow Producer
Reportedly Taking Over The View
Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/6/2014 9:25:38 PM     Post Reply
The View’s creative evolution ahead of this fall’s new season with reportedly include a new executive producer. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bill Wolff, executive producer of The Rachel Maddow Show and MSNBC’s vice-president of primetime programming will leave that network later this month to take over the ABC daytime talk show. Wolff will replace Bill Geddie, who co-created The View with Barbara Walters in 1997 and has served as its executive producer ever since. His presumed departure follows that of Walters, who went into semi-retirement earlier this year. After Walters left, both Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy announced they were leaving

Biden on Minors at Border:
´These Are Our Kids´
Associated Press, by Josh Lederman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/6/2014 9:19:22 PM     Post Reply
Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the United States will be judged by how it treats the thousands of young immigrants showing up on its border, but warned that the U.S. will be forced to send some minors back to dangerous, unfortunate environments nonetheless. "These are not somebody else´s kids. These are our kids," Biden said. Appealing to lawyers to help represent unaccompanied minors, Biden said it would be a difficult task for an overburdened legal system to assess whether children apprehended on the border meet the criteria for refugee status and whether returning them would risk their physical demise. At the

‘Extraordinarily Irresponsible’ —
Obama Gives Pointless, Yet Damaging,
Press Conference
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/6/2014 9:08:52 PM     Post Reply
President Obama gave a press conference this evening. He started a little over an hour late without explanation. Reporters stuck to asking questions that they evidently knew Obama would be comfortable answering. None of them asked him about any of his administration scandals. ABC’s Jon Karl, usually a tough questioner of Obama and his spokesmen, asked a rambling question that played right into the Democrats’ “economic patriotism” canard. Despite the fact that the president showed a passionless, bloodless, disinterested face to the world, he still managed to do some damage. Chris Jansing of CNN asked Obama if the sanctions against Russia are working.

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