Ebola Outbreak Spreads To 6th African Nation: 20 Cases In Senegal

Despite border closures, flight bans, cordoning off the sick (and healthy), and rubber (and live) bullets and tear gas on ‘protesters’; the world’s worst outbreak of Ebola just keeps spreading, now to a sixth African nation. Just day after Congo (5th nation) reported cases of Ebola, as The BBC reports, Senegal’s health minister confirmed the first case of Ebola in his nation yesterday and Bloomberg confirms 20 more people are “under surveillance.” Meanwhile, in Guinea a Red Cross official said riots had broken out in the nation’s 2nd largest city over rumors that health workers had infected people with the virus; and Nigerians are protesting plans to build isolation units in some local clinics. “contained”
Senegal becomes the 6th African nation with Ebola after Congo, Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra-Leone, and Liberia

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 08/30/2014.

Ebola victim who received experimental ZMapp drug dies of Ebola

An experimental drug for Ebola known as ZMapp has failed, according to new reports, after a top Liberian doctor who was given the untested medication recently died. According to Lewis Brown, Liberia’s Information Minister, Dr. Abraham Borbor seemed to be improving after being given ZMapp but suddenly “took a turn for the worse,” calling into question the effectiveness of the experimental drug. Borbor was among three Liberian doctors who were given ZMapp, which initially appeared to be working as intended. But the deputy chief medical doctor at the largest hospital in the country, the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, suddenly reversed course, passing just days after it appeared as though he would likely experience full recovery.“He was walking around yesterday and the doctors were hopeful that he would make a full recovery,” stated Minister Brown to The Associated Press (AP). “He was a classmate in high school, so this hits close to home.”Two other medical workers who also took ZMapp, American doctor Kent Brantly and aid worker Nancy Writebol, reportedly survived, sparking claims that ZMapp might be the Ebola cure for which everyone has been waiting. But the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was quick to denounce this, urging caution on the matter.

This post was published at Natural News on Saturday, August 30, 2014.

‘All Natural’ Bee-Saving Pesticide is Genetically Engineered

Here we go again, folks. Recently Natural News published an article titled ‘New, all-natural pesticide unveiled by scientists – and it won’t kill the bees!’
Good news on the honeybee front – a team of scientists in the UK have created a biopesticide made from spider venom and plant protein that may provide hope for the endangered pollinators.
A study published in the research journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B [PDF] states that the experimental, nontoxic biopesticide Hv1a/GNA is ‘unlikely to cause detrimental effects on honeybees.’
Let’s just take a little peek at the source document – ‘Proceedings of the Royal Society B,’ shall we?
Recombinant GNA, and the fusion protein Hv1a/GNA were produced in the yeast expression system…
Definition of ‘recombination:’
Recombination noun r-km-b-n-shn: the formation by the processes of crossing-over and independent assortment of new combinations of genes in progeny that did not occur in the parents.

This post was published at FarmWars on August 29, 2014.

ISIS dot com: Social Media Barons Are Pushing the New Barbarity

Something stinks in the upper echelon of the mega media barons.
Isn’t it interesting how Facebook bots will censor certain political posts, or how your page can be pulled down for a remark someone behind the communitarian curtain claims is ‘offensive’, while jihadist and ISIS terror gangs are allowed to openly use the same social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook for recruitment, ‘martyr selfies’, marketing, T-Shirt sales, and to post murder photos?
If only the problem ended there. Something much deeper, and much more insidious is going on behind the doors of Silicon Valley, Hollywood and CIA meeting rooms, or maybe not – they tell us this is simply progress. New and dark cultural features are being unleashed into the minds of the public via the War on Terror, and it’s all for profit…

Marketing Push: ‘Terrorism is Cool’
Writing for Stratfor, August 28, Robert D. Kaplan said that ‘Terrorism is Theatre’, but of course only for the mentally sick, including the Internet barons who directly profit from Death Pornography.
Kaplan claims that by choosing decapitation as the method for killing US journalist James Foley, the degenerate psychopaths of ISIS were ‘right on the Internet social network button’, in some sort of macabre tribute to the ISIS marketing department.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on AUGUST 30, 2014.

ISIS AND AL-NUSRA MAY SLAUGHTER UN ‘PEACEKEEPERS’ IN GOLAN HEIGHTS

Dozens of UN soldiers surrounded by al-Nusra fighters infamous for beheading prisoners United Nations soldiers and al-Nusra fought it out on Saturday in the Golan Heights on the Syrian-Israeli occupied frontier.
On Wednesday al-Nusra, the former al-Qaeda affiliate that merged with ISIS earlier this year, overran the Quneitra crossing on the border and seized 44 Fijian UN soldiers.
Nusra also surrounded nearby Rwihana and Breiqa encampments where dozens of United Nations soldiers are trapped. The gun battle on Saturday erupted after al-Nusra surrounded the Rwihana camp and ordered the soldiers to surrender.


This post was published at Info Wars on AUGUST 30, 2014.

French President Says “There Is Risk Of War” As Europe Plans Additional Russia Sanctions

For months Europe had thought that mere verbal (and hollow) threats, populist posturing and propaganda would be enough to force Russia’s Putin to back off and withdraw from the endless Ukraine escalation, into a Kremlin cocoon with his tail between his legs. What they didn’t anticipate was that Putin would in no way back down (as that would be seen as defeat and weakness by his numerous internal foes), nor would have have to: with Russia providing a third of European gas and with winter approaching, Russia had all the trumps cards from day one. Furthermore, as a result of escalating trade wars it is not Russia’s economy that is hurting but Europe, which is on the verge of a historic triple-dip recession, only unlike 2010 and 2012, this time it is Europe’s growth dynamo, Germany, itself which is leading the lemmings into the abyss.
Now, finally, Europe has realized that its “strategy” (if it ever had one, red: Obama’s ‘strategy’ on dealing with ISIS) was flawed. It is with this mindset that European Union leaders met in Brussels earlier today and while, as usual, the the threat of new and improved sanctions to Russia was present, suddenly Europe’s leaders seem far more “fearful of a new Cold War and self-inflicted harm to their own economies” and instead decided to give Moscow another chance to make peace according to Reuters.
Confirming Europe’s realization just how serious events are, and how far down the rabbit hole Europe’s bureaucrats have gone, French President Francois Hollande, while stressing that a failure by Russia to reverse a flow of weapons and troops into eastern Ukraine would force the bloc to impose new economic measures i.e., nothing new, it is what he said just after that indicated a dramatic change in rhetoric: “Are we going to let the situation worsen, until it leads to war?” Hollande said at a news conference.“Because that’s the risk today. There is no time to waste.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 08/30/2014.

Is This the Libertarian Moment?

Earlier this month the New York Timeswondered aloud if the ‘libertarian moment’ had arrived. A good question, to be sure.
To answer it, though, Times reporter Robert Draper sought out not quite the top libertarian thinkers in the world, but instead those people most easily reached within a ten-minute walk from the Capitol or the Empire State Building.
Draper begins with an ex-MTV personality and proceeds from there. None of the people whose work and writing have shaped the libertarian movement, and who have converted so many people to our point of view, make an appearance. Ask the hordes of young kids who are devouring libertarian classics how many of them were introduced to libertarianism, or even slightly influenced, by the figures on whom the Times chooses to rely. You already know the answer.
The movement’s major thinkers have rather more intellectual heft behind them, which I suspect is why the Times would prefer to keep them from you. Far better for libertarianism to seem like an ill-focused, adolescent rebellion against authority per se, instead of a serious, intellectually exciting school of thought that challenges every last platitude about the State we were taught in its ubiquitous schools.

This post was published at Lew Rockwell on August 30, 2014.

Why We Will Fight World War III

Known globalist, Henry Kissinger, served as national security adviser and Secretary of State under Presidents Nixon and Ford, has written a book entitled ‘World Order’. The book is to be published Sept. 9 by the Penguin Press. Among many statements that would be objectionable to most Americans, Kissinger stated that ‘The search for world order has long been defined almost exclusively by the concepts of Western societies…progress toward it will need to be sustained through a series of intermediary stages’.
Kissinger is correct on a number fronts. The intermediate steps that he speaks of are ubiquitous and have already happened. The establishment of regional government, such as the European Union, is a move towards the consolidation of major governments. The free trade agreements have obliterated national boundaries in favor of an international system of trade designed to benefit multi-national corporate interests at the expense of individual citizens. Further, the erasure of the national boundaries of Western countries, through contrived illegal immigration scenarios, has served to destroy national identities and cultures. The IMF controls the relative wealth of national currencies. The establishment of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg has presented an informal system of international governance to the western democracies. Through predatory loan practices, the World Bank has subjugated the infrastructure of emerging second and third world nations by taking control of their food and water delivery systems. As Kissinger has so boldly stated in the past, if you control food, you control nations.

This post was published at The Common Sense Show on August 30, 2014.

Should we Fear the March of the Robots?

A Jumble of Memes It has recently become quite fashionable to drag up the old Luddite argument that technological progress will destroy jobs, which is to say, destroy them on a net basis. Allegedly, the ‘rise of the Robots’ will accomplish what centuries of economic and technological progress in the capitalist market economy have failed to do.
As you will see in the video below, the purveyors of this idea assure us that ‘this time, it’s different’. Allegedly, humans are now in the same position that horses found themselves in when the automobile was invented. If you are not groaning inwardly by the time this argument is proposed, then you urgently need to brush up on your knowledge of economics (the same obviously goes for the makers of the video).
Closely associated with this idea is the meme of a ‘basic income for everyone’, to be provided by the State. People arguing in favor of such a program have apparently forgotten that nothing really comes for ‘free’. Not only must this redistribution be funded by others who produce real wealth and the State would have to forcibly expropriate them in order to provide this basic income, but we may rest assured that this ‘gift’ will come with strings attached. A crypto-communist State providing basic incomes to all citizens will strip them not only of the incentive to work, it will inevitably also abridge their freedom in many other spheres of life. The State never provides something for ‘free’.

This post was published at Acting-Man on August 29,2014.

‘I don’t want a unitary, unfakeable identity.’

Dan Geer’s keynote speech at the Blackhat security conference earlier this month (video, transcript) included an important discussion of the often-misunderstood ‘right to be forgotten’ and the larger context of why it matters: the threat posed by compelled identification, and how we can defend ourselves against that threat:
Privacy used to be proportional to that which it is impossible to observe or that which can be observed but not identified. No more – what is today observable and identifiable kills both privacy as impossible-to-observe and privacy as impossible-to-identify, so what might be an alternative? If you are an optimist or an apparatchik, then your answer will tend toward rules of data procedure administered by a government you trust or control. If you are a pessimist or a hacker/maker, then your answer will tend towards the operational, and your definition of a state of privacy will be my definition: the effective capacity to misrepresent yourself…
The Obama administration’s issuance of a National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace [NSTIC] is a case in point; it ‘calls for the development of interoperable technology standards and policies – an ‘Identity Ecosystem’ – where individuals, organizations, and underlying infrastructure – such as routers and servers – can be authoritatively authenticated.’ If you can trust a digital identity, that is because it can’t be faked…. Is having a non-fake-able digital identity for government services worth the registration of your remaining secrets with that government? Is there any real difference between a system that permits easy, secure, identity-based services and a surveillance system? Do you trust those who hold surveillance data on you over the long haul, by which I mean the indefinite retention of transactional data between government services and you, the individual required to proffer a non-fake-able identity to engage in those transactions? Assuming this spreads well beyond the public sector, which is its designers’ intent, do you want this everywhere?…

This post was published at Papers Please on August 27th, 2014.

The Mother of All Blowback

President Barack Obama is being lambasted by US Republicans for admitting that ‘we don’t have a strategy yet’ for dealing with the rise of the militant group, ISIS, or Islamic State, as it’s now known.
Given that the US had made an unbelievable mess of its Mideast policies, the president is right to pause and think, something his shoot -from- the- lip Republican critics rarely do. They are demanding the US attack both Iraq and Syria without asking ‘what then oh brave Washington warriors?’ These are the Republicans who ardently supported George Bush’s catastrophic invasion and destruction of Iraq.
The problem is that too many cooks in Washington are spoiling its Mideast soup. In his magnificent new book, ‘The Sleepwalkers,’ Prof. Christopher Clark of Cambridge describes how World War I was in part ignited by small numbers of anti-German officials in France, Russia, Serbia and Britain who often undermined their own government’s moderate policies.
The same process occurred under President George W. Bush when cabals of neocon officials in the Pentagon, State Department, CIA and media drove the US into a calamitous war whose negative effects are still being felt.

This post was published at Lew Rockwell on August 30, 2014.

Has the U.S. Targeted Nuclear-Armed Russia with Regime Change?

America Has Undertaken Regime Change In Many Countries Before In 1957, the U. S. and British governments planned regime change in Syria … because it was drifting too close to the Soviet Union.
20 years ago, influential U. S. government officials decided to effect regime change throughout the Middle East and North Africa. The countries targeted were ‘old Soviet regimes’.
The U. S. has, of course, already carried out regime change in Guatemala, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Chile, Haiti and many other countries. The U. S. was also instrumental in the recent regime change inUkraine.
Soviet leader Gorbachev allowed the Soviet Union broken up only after the U. S. and NATO promisedthey would not encircle Russia militarily. Ever since 1991, they have broken their promise and encircledRussia.

This post was published at Washingtons Blog on August 30, 2014.

Islamic State tortured James Foley, other Westerners with harsh CIA tactics

The American photojournalist who was beheaded by Islamic State militants was also tortured using some of the same methods employed by the CIA in its controversial, post-9/11 interrogation program.
James Foley was subjected to waterboarding multiple times while being imprisoned by the Islamic State, as were three other kidnapped Westerners. According to the Washington Post, several unnamed American officials confirmed the news, with one adding that Foley ‘suffered a lot of physical abuse’ before his death.
A French journalist who was held by the Islamic State along with Foley said, in addition to waterboarding, the American was punished even more than others after militants discovered his brother was a member of the US Air Force.
In a video released last week, Foley was beheaded by a masked, English-speaking Islamic State militant. The actions of the hardline Islamist group, which has brutally torn through parts of Iraq and Syria, have triggered a military response from the United States, and they described Foley’s murder as ‘a message to America’ for its use of airstrikes in Iraq.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on August 29th, 2014.

SWAT team breaks down door, shoots man as he watched TV with friend

EASTON, CT – Police violently broke in on a couple of men watching television, exploded concussion grenades, and shot one man roughly a second after entry. The fatal, under-investigated raid yielded no arrests and led to the shooter being named ‘Officer of the Year.’ All because someone was suspected of getting high without government permission.
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The disturbing operation happened on the afternoon of May 18th, 2008. Homeowner Ronald Terebesi was sitting in his living room with his friend, 33-year-old Gonzalo Guizan of Norwalk.
At around 2:00 p.m., the entrance door of 91 Dogwood Drive in Easton was abruptly splintered by a battering ram. In an instant, explosions were rocking the house and shadowy figures dressed in black poured into the home. When the smoke cleared and the chaos was over, Mr. Guizan lied in a pool of blood, shot multiple times.

This post was published at Police State USA on August 29, 2014.

Curious Car Crashes: Louis Freeh, The Man With The Secrets

Any serious student of history is on alert for ‘interesting accidents.’ Because sometimes they are accidents. Sometimes, they’re not.
We have no opinion at the moment on the one-car wreck that left former FBI Director Louis Freeh badly injured around noon on Aug. 25. But we do think it is worth reviewing what we know about Louis Freeh. Because all such incidents deserve scrutiny.
The Crash
From news reports available at press time, Freeh
was headed south on Vermont 12 in his 2010 GMC Yukon when he drove off the east side of the road. The vehicle struck a mailbox and a row of shrubs, then came to rest against the side of a tree, police said….[he] was airlifted from Barnard to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N. H., for treatment, police said.

This post was published at Lew Rockwell on August 29, 2014.

UK Terror Threat Level Changed To Severe In Preparation For The False Flag Event – Episode 454

The following video was published by X22Report on Aug 29, 2014
The US Government is pushing the economic recovery very hard at this point. Chicago PMI bounced back, GDP, consumer confidence, stock market all up. The only problem is that the people are not spending, housing is down, people can’t find jobs. So the manipulated stats are losing credibility. FBI issued a report that the number one threat is domestic terrorists. Japan increases defense budget to purchase more military assets. UN unable to confirm Russian troops or military assets in Ukraine. US imposes more sanctions on Iran. UK goes on high terror alert, moves it to severe. Cyber attack and terror warning are being pushed by all corporate media outlets. Be prepared for a false flag.

The Consequences Of America’s Invasion Of Afghanistan: NYC Heroin Deaths Highest In A Decade

While back in May Obama promised America’s mission in Afghanistan was over, and all US troops would leave the country by the end of 2016, the “unintended” consequences of the US presence in this favored by al-Qaeda country will haunt America for a long time. And especially New York, where according to a new report by the Department of Mental Hygiene, the number of people who died from unintentional heroin overdoses in New York City last year was the highest in over a decade.
As WaPo reports, in New York, “where the overall rate of drug overdose deaths has dramatically risen since 2010, there is a national problem playing out across the city’s streets. The number of overdoses involving heroin in the city has significantly increased since 2010, accounting for more than half of New York City’s overdoses last year. And more than three-quarters of the overdoses in the city involved an opioid of some kind.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 08/29/2014.

Tennessee Highway Patrol to conduct ‘no refusal’ enforcement Labor Day weekend

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a ‘no refusal’ enforcement campaign this Labor Day weekend.
It goes into effect at Midnight Friday, Aug. 29 and concludes at Midnight Monday, Sept. 1.
The ‘no refusal’ campaign means that if a driver is pulled over for suspected drinking and driving they cannot refuse to take a blood test. It allows law enforcement to seek search warrants for blood samples if they suspect someone is driving while impaired.
‘Law enforcement officials have another tool to utilize to deter impaired driving and reduce fatal crashes on Tennessee roadways by conducting ‘no refusal’ enforcements,’ THP Colonel Tracy Trott said.

This post was published at fromthetrenchesworldreport on August 29, 2014.