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Obama Appoints Ebola Czar, Third Health Worker Isolated

By: Friday October 17, 2014 10:50 am

After the CDC had some early missteps with communication and management of the Ebola virus, President Obama announced today that Ron Klain will be the Ebola czar. Klain will be responsible for coordinating the entire federal government’s response to the Ebola outbreak and will be reporting to to the President’s Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco [...]

Google Now Giving More Political Contributions Than Goldman Sachs

By: Friday October 17, 2014 8:08 am

So much for Don’t Be Evil. Google has now overtaken Goldman Sachs in campaign contributions this year. Google’s PAC, NetPAC, has given $1.43 million to candidates this year compared to Goldman Sachs’ $1.4 million. While the difference may be small, the symbolism could not clearer – Silicon Valley has become a major force in legally bribing [...]

Vice President Biden’s Son Was Discharged From Navy Reserves For Cocaine, Now Is Ukraine Energy Executive

By: Friday October 17, 2014 5:50 am

Hunter Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden, was discharged from the US Navy Reserves for testing positive for cocaine according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Hunter received two waivers to enter the Naval Reserves – one for being older than a typical applicant at 43 and one for a previous [...]

Silicon Valley Meritocracy Myth Takes Another Blow As Qualified Minorities Not Hired

By: Thursday October 16, 2014 10:37 am

Silicon Valley’s image to the outside world is that most American of conceits – a meritocracy where people are rewarded for what they know not who they know. The meritocracy myth has taken a series of hits lately as major firms have disclosed that the companies are overwhelmingly owned and operated by white men with [...]

Obama Administration Wants New Fantasy Rebels In Syria

By: Thursday October 16, 2014 7:34 am

The fantasist is a hard creature to tame, if for no other reason than he or she always has somewhere outside of reality to escape to when the facts get harsh. So it is with President Obama’s self-admitted fantasy of having moderate Syrian rebel forces aligned with US interests that can alter the reality on [...]

CDC Approved Symptomatic Nurse With Ebola To Fly

By: Thursday October 16, 2014 5:42 am

ED NOTE: C-SPAN HEARING ONLINE Though the CDC said yesterday Amber Vinson should not have taken a commercial flight, it has now been revealed that Vinson – who had a “low-grade fever” at the time – asked the CDC if she should fly and was told she could. After being cleared by the CDC despite [...]

Second Health Worker Tests Positive For Ebola, Nurses Union Says There Were No Protocols

By: Wednesday October 15, 2014 10:01 am

A second US health worker has been diagnosed with Ebola. The nurse, Amber Vinson, treated Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Presbyterian Hospital. The first health care worker to be diagnosed, Nurse Nina Pham, also treated Duncan at Texas Presbyterian. That at least two health workers have been infected has raised concerns about more cases and [...]

Hong Kong Police Officers Suspended After Video Of Beating Occupy Central Protester Goes Viral

By: Wednesday October 15, 2014 7:46 am

With Beijing and the authorities in Hong Kong unwilling to negotiate, Occupy Central pro-democracy protesters have been forced to continue their protests in Hong Kong for the right to a free election in 2017. Initially the Hong Kong authorities were hoping to wait the protesters out but have apparently lost patience and are now trying [...]

CIA Study Shows That Supporting Syrian Rebels Unlikely To Work

By: Wednesday October 15, 2014 5:49 am

President Barack Obama is not the only one who thinks arming the Syrian rebels is a “fantasy,” an exhaustive study by the CIA shows that throughout the agency’s history covert support of rebel fighters has had very little success. According to The New York Times, the still classified study was commissioned in 2012 and continued [...]

Riots Hit Kiev, Neofascists Hold Torch-Lit March In Ukraine

By: Tuesday October 14, 2014 10:21 am

After previously promising to march on Kiev, neofascists began a riot in Kiev that involved throwing smoke bombs and using air guns to shoot out windows of the Ukrainian parliament. The riot forced an early end to the session of parliament as police battled to take back the streets of Kiev. The far right had [...]

World Health Organization Warns That Ebola Outbreak Could Lead To Failed States, CDC ‘Rethinking’ Strategy

By: Tuesday October 14, 2014 7:37 am

With the Ebola virus spreading out of control in West Africa the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a stark warning that the outbreak could so disrupt communities over such wide areas that countries could become failed states. While over 4,000 people have already died, the infection rate is expected to dramatically rise with the WHO [...]

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