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General Discussion / Ebola
« Last post by Jesso Yewno on Yesterday at 08:37:55 PM »
Ebola outbreak 'out of control,' says CDC director

By John Roberts ,  September 02, 2014 , FoxNews.com


Just back from a week in the Ebola hot zone, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Tom Frieden had a dire assessment of the situation on the ground there.

“The bottom line is that despite tremendous efforts from the U.S. government, CDC, from within countries, the number of cases continues to increase and is now increasing rapidly,” Freiden told a press conference at the CDC today.

The virus is moving faster than anyone anticipated and that’s why we need to move now, he said.

The World Health Organization (WHO) today said that the “magnitude of the Ebola outbreak has been vastly underestimated.” According to the latest WHO figures, 3,069 people have come down with Ebola. Of them, 1,552 have died— a fatality rate greater than 50 percent.  Dr. Frieden told Fox News that unless urgent action is taken to contain the epidemic, it may be impossible to stop. There are not enough hospitals, wards, clinics, doctors or nurses to take care of the numbers of people who are coming down with Ebola, he said.

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ISIS claims decapitation of second journalist Steven Sotloff

2014 09 02

The Islamic fundamentalists who now call themselves the Islamic State or IS, have released a new video which they claim shows the beheading of US reporter Steven J. Sotloff.

The video released by the global terror intelligence firm SITE shows Sotloff, 31 speaking to the camera before a cloaked Islamic State fighter decapitates him.
“I’m sure you know exactly who I am by now and why I am appearing. Obama, your foreign policy of intervention in Iraq was supposed to be for preservation of American lives and interests, so why is it that I am paying the price of your interference with my life?”

The video, less then 3 minutes in length then shows the masked terrorist warning that as long as U.S. missiles “continue to strike our people, our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people.” He then threatens the life of British captive David Cawthorne Haines.

ISIS is believed to be holding two other Americans.

Like the first video of James Foley this one also does not show the actual decapitation but skips to the severed head laying on the body.


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General Discussion / Only in America?
« Last post by Jesso Yewno on September 01, 2014, 05:01:42 PM »
Some of these stupid gun laws are the result of Obama not being able to pass the anti gun laws he wants.

Since he can't get rid of the guns, he is making owning and using them as difficult as possible.
General Discussion / Islam 101 ~ Germany to send weapons to Kurds in Iraq
« Last post by Jesso Yewno on September 01, 2014, 04:50:38 PM »
Germany to send rifles and tanks to Kurds in Iraq

CBC News ,The Associated Press , Aug 31, 2014


Germany will send high-end rifles, tank-busting weapons and armoured vehicles to aid Kurdish fighters battling Islamic extremists in Iraq, officials said Sunday.

Germany's defence minister said the arms would be sent in three shipments, starting next month, and would initially be enough to equip a brigade of 4,000 Peshmerga fighters.

 "This is in our security interest," Ursula von der Leyen told reporters in Berlin.

In total, the shipments will include 8,000 G36 assault rifles and the same number of G3 rifles, as well as ammunition; 200 Panzerfaust 3 and 30 MILAN anti-tank systems; and five heavily armoured Dingo infantry vehicles.

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General Discussion / Re: Only in America?
« Last post by BristolUK on September 01, 2014, 04:41:23 PM »
To say that anit-gun paranoia is out of hand in some of our large cities is an understatement.
Hmmmm.....something to do with grannies shooting their grandchildren and 9 year olds shooting their instructors might have something to do with it.

But these posts should be on the 'guns' thread  :)
Why the U.S. avoids calling Russia's actions in Ukraine an 'invasion'

Canada can talk tough because expectations of action are lower

By Mark Gollom, CBC News , Aug 30, 2014


U.S. President Barack Obama chose his words carefully when asked whether Russia’s recent actions in Ukraine should be considered an invasion, an indication of how the White House continues to judiciously avoid the use of that particular word fearing its geo-political ramifications.

"I consider the actions that we’ve seen in the last week a continuation of what’s been taking place for months now," Obama told reporters.

Minutes before, the president had referred to the situation as "this ongoing Russian incursion" into Ukraine that will "only bring more costs and consequences for Russia."

Other Western leaders have also avoided use of the "invasion" word, except Canada, which continues to employ tough rhetoric against Moscow.

But for the U.S. and other Western countries, careful language is not surprising, particularly with politically loaded words like invasion, which can spark historical comparisons to Hitler's invasion of Poland or Saddam's invasion of Kuwait.

"The more you hype it, the more you diagnose the severity of the illness, the more you're obligated, either morally, politically or practically, to find a cure," said Aaron David Miller, a foreign policy expert and scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars

"And there's a certain reality here. There's a tendency on the part of this administration to allow its rhetoric to exceed its capacity to deliver," Miller said "We're not going to be able blunt or stop Putin's objectives in eastern Ukraine any more than we could stop the aggrandizement of Crimea."

Meanwhile,Canada isn't subject to the same expectations of military action, allowing its officials to be more bold, Hansen said.

"It's partly the freedom of not mattering," said Hansen. "The Canadian government can shout and scream as much as it likes knowing that it doesn't really have to do anything. In contrast, Obama and [German Chancellor Angela] Merkel have to measure every word because the entire world is hanging on them and have a level of responsibility that neither Harper or Baird has or will have."

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General Discussion / Re: Only in America?
« Last post by willie c wuddle on September 01, 2014, 04:14:39 PM »

DC Police Raid Home, Arrest Man for Possession of Single Shotgun Shell and Spent Cartridge

Let me get this straight......I can be arrested for possession of illegal ammo if somebody shoots me?

What if the surgeon refuses to remove the bullet because he doesn't want to be charged for possession of illegal ammo?
John Jay Anderson denied release in Moncton home invasion, abduction

Gee, maybe now he knows how it feels to be confined against his will.
Our judicial system scores a point. Woot woot.
General Discussion / Re: Only in America?
« Last post by BristolUK on September 01, 2014, 11:04:30 AM »
China again

Three children killed in China school stabbing
Six others injured, including a teacher, in knife attack at primary school in Shiyan, Hubei province

General Support / Re: Your Passwords Should be at Least 24 Characters Long
« Last post by BristolUK on August 31, 2014, 11:29:55 PM »
But then it's recommended to have different passwords for different accounts so it's not just one to makeup and remember.  ???

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