Passenger With Ebola Symptoms Quarantined At Las Vegas Airport

Six ambulances have surrounded a plane this morning at McCarran International Airport amid reports that a passenger on a Delta flight from New York is showing symptoms similar to Ebola, according to NBC3 local news.
Delta Airlines Flight 404 at Terminal 1, Gate D40 is the focus of the medical response.
UMC officials say they have been placed on stand-by to receive patients.
Breaking: Passengers arriving in Las Vegas delayed exit from plane due to passenger(s) with fever. #Ebola #LasVegas
— Jason Frank (@INTJerk) October 10, 2014

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 10/10/2014.

Stocks Bounce On Report Ukraine, Rebels Sign “Demarcation Line” Deal

Two months ago, US and European equity markets exploded higher after RIA tweeted that Russia sought a de-escalation in Ukraine. Today, after an ugly week of higher volatility and even higher anxiety, RIA is at it again, tweeting the following – Kiev agrees to withdraw troops from several Eastern Ukraine cities – DPR leader Zakharchenko – and stocks have started to ramp…
BREAKING: Kiev agrees to withdraw troops from several Eastern Ukraine cities – DPR leader Zakharchenko
— RIA Novosti (@ria_novosti) October 10, 2014

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 10/10/2014.

Twitter sues to Reveal Extent of Surveillance

Twitter Inc filed a lawsuit against the U. S. Department of Justice on Tuesday, intensifying its battle with federal agencies as the Internet industry’s champion of free speech seeks the right to reveal the extent of U. S. government surveillance. The technology industry is realizing that the NSA has ruined the industry’s image and business worldwide. They act as if they could never fight crime before smartphones and the internet.

This post was published at Armstrong Economics on Oct 8, 2014.

Turkey In Turmoil After Tanks Roll Out To Stop Deadly Protests; Stocks Tumble

While geopolitics has largely dropped of the front news page, replaced by updates on the global Ebola epidemic (which until recently was considered nothing but fearmongering by those who prefer to avoid reality ews until it is far too late), things in the Middle East are getting worse, and while the US attack against ISIS has achieved absolutely nothing (in fact, the revelation of US strategies may have facilitated the incursion of ISIS into the town of Kobani, a mostly Kurdish city in north Syria), the latest geopolitical hotspot over the past few days has become NATO member Turkey (we provided a big picture summary in “Turkey, The Kurds And Iraq – The Prize & Peril Of Kirkuk“). It is here that violent clashes broke out across the southeast of the nation with several people reported dead and curfews imposed, as the region’s Kurdish people protested the advance of Islamic State just across the border with Syria.
As Bloomberg reports, demonstrators clashed with police and in some areas with members of local Islamist groups, according to Turkish media. Haberturk website said that five people were killed in Diyarbakir, Turkey’s largest Kurdish city. A curfew was imposed there at 10 p.m. local time as well as in Mardin, Siirt, Batman and Van, according to Hurriyet newspaper.
The reason for the anger: Syrian Kurdish fighters are battling to prevent Islamic State militants from overrunning Kobani, a mostly Kurdish city in north Syria a couple of miles south of the Turkish border. Kurds have blamed the Turkish government for not doing enough to help the Kurds of Kobani.
As a result, Twitter is overrun with photos such as the following:
#Kurdistan: Turkish army being deployed in the city of #Amed (#Diyarbakr), kinda reminds of #Homs in spring 2011
— Thomas van Linge (@arabthomness) October 8, 2014

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 10/08/2014.

Dallas Officials Looking For Missing “Low Risk” Potential Ebola Patient As CDC ‘Almost’ Admit Ebola Is Airborne

How contagious is Ebola? Less than you'd think. (NPR)
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) October 5, 2014

The good news – CDC Director Frieden says the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria ‘may’ be over (but can’t yet give “all clear”).
The bad news – the US Ebola patient has taken a turn for the worse; Dallas officials are looking for a missing homeless man who may have Ebola contact; and CDC Director Frieden warned that “in theory, a sneeze or cough could spread the virus from someone experiencing Ebola symptoms.”
The ‘Good’ News…

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 10/05/2014.

OccupyCentral Protesters End Government Building Blockade After Hong Kong Police Unleash Tear Gas, Pepper Spray “To Avoid Injuries”

UPDATE: According to the latest feed from OccupyCentral, protesters are refusing to leave the Lung Wo Road government building blockade…
Protesters in Lung Wo Rd are returning to the Chief Exec's office despite earlier announcement some were leaving
— Occupy Central (@OCLPHK) October 5, 2014

After a night of ‘some’ discussions and a re-escalation of violence – which saw police use tear gas and pepper spray (in their words avoiding the use of batons and “reducing injuries”), OccupyCentral protesters have decided to leave the area outside the Hong Kong office of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying in Mong Kok. Protesters are reportedly moving back towards the Admiralty site where thousands remain ahead of tomorrow’s deadline ultimatum from the HK leader. Officials are in full court press PR mode, explaining on every TV channel and media outlet just how significant the disruptions will be on Monday to the general public (notably the older generation as 95% of OccupyCentral protesters are between 15 and 25). Protest leaders have agreed to continue dialog with the government if protest sites are protected and while tomorrow’s deadline may see more escalation (in the name of public order), as The Telegraph notes, given the age of the protesters, Hong Kong could face decades of protests.
Occupy Central’s official Twitter feed appears to show the protesters agreeing to leave the government building blockade

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 10/05/2014.

Turkish President Proclaims ‘I Am Increasingly Against the Internet Every Day’

A very significant and dangerous trend has been accelerating in recent weeks. This trend consists of leaders throughout the globe coming out and blatantly calling for censorship and restrictions on free speech.
Of course, in so-called Western democracies, the leaders have to be more subtle and nuanced in their approach. They can’t just come out and say they hate the internet. We saw this tactic from the UK Conservative Party as of late with its call for the banning ‘non-violent’ extremism from public discourse. I covered this terrifying plan in my recent post: The UK’s Conservative Party Declares War on YouTube, Twitter, Free Speech and Common Sense.
While that’s how British politicians pitch totalitarianism, their Turkish counterparts don’t seem to have any qualms about just coming out and admitting their disdain for the proliferation of free speech that the internet allows. We learn from the Independent that:
The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoan has defended his government’s efforts to control online speech, telling a press freedom conference: ‘I am increasingly against the Internet every day.’

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Michael Krieger | Posted Saturday Oct 4, 2014.

Must See Video of the Day – The David Cameron Rap

This video is extremely timely, given UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s recent speech to the UN in which he laid out his plan for the criminalization of free speech in Great Britain, which I covered in the post: The UK’s Conservative Party Declares War on YouTube, Twitter, Free Speech and Common Sense.
The person who created this is without a doubt guilty of non-violent extremism. It’s two minutes long, was published yesterday and already has over one million views. Enjoy.

This is precisely why the Tories are so desperate to censor content on YouTube and elsewhere. Goodnight David Cameron.

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Oct 2, 2014.

Report: ‘Disaster Teams Were Notified Months Ago They Would Be Activated in October’

A public tweet from a large government supplier of emergency response products specializing in ‘high risk events’ says that Disaster Assistance Response Teams were told to prepare to be activated in the month of October. The shocking revelation, made on the Goldenstate Fire/EMS Twitter page, suggests that not only did someone know that the Ebola virus would be reaching America, but that they knew exactly when it would happen.
‘What we are now hearing is just the tip of the iceburg as we enter October,’ noted the company’s Twitter spokesperson. ‘Ebola virus will cripple EMS and hospitals.’
When Future Money Trends, a follower of the page, asked what they meant by this statement, Goldenstate Fire/EMS responded with a shocking revelation.
‘DART teams were notified months ago they would be activated in October. Timing seems weird. Source: current DART member.’
What we are now hearing is just the tip of the iceburg as we enter October. #Ebola virus will cripple EMS and hospitals. The wait is over!
— GoldenStateFIRE/EMS (@GoldenStateEMS) September 30, 2014

@GoldenStateEMS Why do you think that?
— Future Money Trends (@FutureMoneyTren) September 30, 2014

@FutureMoneyTren DART teams were notified months ago they would be activated in October. Timing seems weird. Source: current DART member.
— GoldenStateFIRE/EMS (@GoldenStateEMS) September 30, 2014

This post was published at shtfplan on October 1st, 2014.

Police Unleash Water Cannons, Tear Gas To Disperse ‘Block ECB’ Protesters In Naples – Live Feed

As Mario Draghi unveils more wealth creation mechanisms for the world’s elites, the people of Italy are revolting. Thousands have taken to the streets in Naples (where the ECB is meeting) to explain to Draghi “F##k Austerity” in a ‘parade’. Police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse the crowds.
Napoli, webcast of the BCE press conference 2 October 2014:
— anitya vava (@anityavava) October 2, 2014

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 10/02/2014.

A ‘No Social Media List’ For Extremists And Potential Terrorists?

You have heard of the ‘No Fly List’, right? Well, now the Tories are pledging that if they win the next election in the UK they will establish a list of ‘extremists’ that will have to have their social media posts ‘approved in advance by the police’ before they post them. There are also plans to ban ‘extremists’ from broadcasting and speaking at public events. The stated goal of these proposals is to crack down on terrorism, but in the process the civil liberties of the British people are going to be flushed down the toilet. And the American people need to pay close attention to what is going on in the UK, because whatever police state measures are implemented over there usually also get implemented over here eventually. For those that believe that we need to do ‘whatever it takes’ to fight terrorism, there is a very important question that you need to ask yourself. What if the government decides that you are an ‘extremist’ because of what you believe? What will you do then?
When I saw a report in the Telegraph today entitled ‘Extremists to have Facebook and Twitter vetted by anti-terror police’, I could hardly believe it.
Do the British people actually want a ‘no social media list’ that will essentially ban people from using Facebook and Twitter even though they haven’t actually been convicted of doing anything wrong?
The following is a brief excerpt from that article…

This post was published at End Of The American Dream on September 30th, 2014.

Is ISIS Using Alibaba To Buy Mobile Refineries From Turkey?

It all started with a Pentagon tweet showing a before and after picture of a “modular oil refinery” used by ISIS:
.@PentagonPresSec re #Syria: Before & after photos of #Jeribe modular oil refinery – targets of coalition attacks.
— U. S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) September 25, 2014

By “modular” the Department of Defense meant “mobile.” CNN had more:
U. S. and coalition warplanes pounded ISIS positions in eastern Syria on Wednesday, targeting what a Pentagon official described as mobile oil refineries being used by the so-called Islamic State terror group to help finance its operations.
The latest round of airstrikes were aimed at cutting off money flowing to ISIS, which makes up to $2 million a day from oil produced by the mobile refineries, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon spokesman, told CNN.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/27/2014.

ISIS Splinter Group “Caliphate Soldiers” Beheads French Hostage In Algeria

#ISIS-linked group in Algeria reportedly behead French citizen Herve #Gourdel. #France
— Mustafa Aliraqi (@Iraqism) September 24, 2014

A new armed group in Algeria calling itself the “Caliphate Soldiers” – a re-splinter from Al-Qaeda splinter group ISIS – has, according to AP, beheaded a Frenchman abducted in Algeria in a video posted online on Wednesday, after giving a 24-hour deadline to Paris. Herve Gourdel, a 55-year-old hiker from the southern French city of Nice, was kidnapped on Sunday by Jund al-Khilifa, which demanded France stop its air strikes against IS in Iraq.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/24/2014.

ISIS Slams “Mule Of The Jews” Obama, Demands Killing Of “Disbelievers” Especially “Filthy French”

Having released some 46 Turkish hostages, because “Turkey refused to agree to the US demand for ‘active support of the coalition‘,” ISIS has come out swinging in its first ‘official’ statement since President Obama unveiled his ‘strategy’ for “degrading and destroying” them, with a call for all followers of Allah to make the coalition campaign the “last crusader campaign,” and calls Obama “vile”, more foolish than Bush, and a “mule of the Jews.” Warning Americans and Europeans that “you will pay a great price, when your economies collapse,” ISIS blasts Kerry, “the uncircumcised old geezer,” for his “false arguments.” The statement concludes by telling ISIS followers, “if you can kill a disbelieving American or European – especially the spiteful and filthy French – or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be.”
As Al-Monitor reports, Forty-nine staff members of the Turkish Consulate in Mosul (three of whom are Iraqi nationals) who were taken hostage June 11 by the Islamic State (IS) were freed at 6:30 a.m. Sept. 20. Details of the operation are slowly emerging.
Interesting reports surfaced on the Takvahaber news website, which is identified as the IS mouthpiece in Turkey. According to one Takvahaber report, which was based on the Twitter account of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the IS caliph, the decision to release the hostages was personally approved by Baghdadi after Turkey refused to agree to the US demand for ‘active support of the coalition.’ …
In addition to the key question of whether the hostages were rescued through an operation or handed over by IS to Turkish officials, another question that gained prominence is, ‘Why now?’ Why did IS give up the strategic ace it was holding against Turkey just now that the United States is setting up a coalition and is about to launch a military offensive?
And then ISIS issues its first post-Obama Strategy statement…

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/21/2014.


Censored information implicates Saudi Arabia in 9/11 attacks
Even as Americans marked the 13th anniversary of 9/11 last week, the vast majority remain completely oblivious to the fact that the full story behind the attacks has not been told, with 28 pages of the 9/11 Commission report still remaining classified.
In an effort to lift the lid on the information contained in the censored pages, which almost certainly implicates Saudi Arabia in the September 11 attacks, Congressman Ron Paul has called on Americans to get behind a campaign to draw attention to U. S. Rep. Walter Jones’ House Resolution 428, which demands that the President order the 28 pages declassified in full.
Paul is urging supporters to upload videos to YouTube explaining why the 28 pages should be declassified, in addition to launching the campaign on Twitter under the hashtag #Declassify. Infowars is also throwing its support behind this cause under the hashtag #releasethe28pages.
In an interview with Ron Paul, Congressman Jones gave an insight into the kind of secrecy that surrounds the 28 pages and the security precautions that are taken when lawmakers, who are required to swear on oath not to release details, request to see the information.
‘You have to go down into a room that is guarded by uniformed officers, and then also you have an FBI person to sit there in the room,’ said Jones. ‘You can’t make any notes. The Bush people do not want it released. It’s not a national security issue. But it would be embarrassing to the previous administration if this information is opened for the public…. There will be no hope for America’s future if the American people don’t know the truth about a tragedy such as 9/11.’

This post was published at Info Wars by PAUL JOSEPH WATSON | SEPTEMBER 18, 2014.

ISIS’ Next Target: The Suez Canal

Following ISIS blitzkrieg in which it took over nearly half of Iraq and a third of Syria in the blink of an eye, at which point it created its own Islamic State Caliphate resulting in Obama’s own personal war against the jihadists, some have wondered what is ISIS’ next step: surely its leadership will not merely stagnatte as one after another US predator drone bomb away the capital Reqqa until ISIS figurehead leader al-Baghdadi is killed or gravely wounded. To be sure, the one thing ISIS, which stunned the world with the speed of its ascent, can not afford is to stand still.
So what is next on the strategic timeline for the Islamic State?
According to one source, Al Arabiya, which cites Egyptian experts, the answer is none other than the Suez Canal, and the country it is located in: Egypt.
‘There is definitely a threat from ISIS to Egypt,’ Mohammed Badr, a professor of political science at the University of Germany told Al Arabiya News, adding that the group has the country in its ‘line of sight.’
‘All extremist groups represent a danger for Egypt,’ Badr said, adding that ‘ISIS, the Muslim Brotherhood, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis [an Islamist militant group] are all dangerous for Egypt but the level of their threat is different.’
More details from Al-Arabiya:
One alleged ISIS militant took to social media to warn Egypt that it should be expecting a ‘surprise’ soon. ‘Except a surprise in Egypt within days,’ alleged ISIS member Abu Siyaf al-Masry wrote on his personal Twitter account, according to the Cairo-based daily al-Masry al-Youm.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/14/2014.

Grievance Nation Meets Possible Felony Wire Fraud

As they say, heh heh heh….
Two independent journalists have confirmed with the San Francisco Police Department that Anita Sarkeesian, a video game social justice warrior, may have used false pretenses to raise money for her non-profit entity. The police have said that she has not contacted them as she claimed after receiving a Twitter death threat in August. Under Federal law, this may put her on the hook for felony wire fraud.
Wait, what?
Video game social justice warriors?
Yes, they apparently exist. You know, people who argue that it’s so damned unfair that {women|minorities|gays|whoever} are {underrepresented|victims of misogyny|harassed} in {whatever} – in this case, video games.

This post was published at Market-Ticker on 2014-09-14.

Moms of autistic, vaccine-damaged children mount wave of online protest against CDC research fraud

(NaturalNews) A groundswell of backlash against government corruption has been unleashed across the web following the revelation that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lied about data linking vaccines and vaccine ingredients to autism. The hashtags “#CDCwhistleblower” and “#hearthiswell,” a reference to a global campaign aimed at “breaking the science on vaccine violence,” are bursting forth across Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, drawing attention to the U. S. government’s evil vaccine war against the most vulnerable members of society, our children. Moms everywhere are posting videos on YouTube bearing these hashtags, in which they talk about their own children who were damaged by vaccines, warning others to be cautious before injecting their babies without researching the matter on their own. One mother of eight children, for instance, talks about how, among the six that were vaccinated, three have autism, and the others have a variety of mood and behavioral disorders, as well as gastrointestinal and other physical health problems.

This post was published at Natural News on Friday, September 05, 2014.

Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence’

Summary of Findings A major insight into human behavior from pre-internet era studies of communication is the tendency of people not to speak up about policy issues in public – or among their family, friends, and work colleagues – when they believe their own point of view is not widely shared. This tendency is called the ‘spiral of silence.’1 Some social media creators and supporters have hoped that social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter might produce different enough discussion venues that those with minority views might feel freer to express their opinions, thus broadening public discourse and adding new perspectives to everydaydiscussion of political issues.
We set out to study this by conducting a survey of 1,801 adults. Americans were divided over whether the NSA contractor’s leaks about surveillance were justified and whether the surveillance policy itself was a good or bad idea. For instance, Pew Research found in one survey that 44% say the release of classified information harms the public interest while 49% said it serves the public interest.
The survey reported in this report sought people’s opinions about the Snowden leaks, their willingness to talk about the revelations in various in-person and online settings, and their perceptions of the views of those around them in a variety of online and off-line contexts.
This survey’s findings produced several major insights:

This post was published at The Burning Platform on 5th September 2014.