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U.S. response to Ebola: In idiocy we trust

Phoenix Air has released a statement explaining why the now infamous non-HazMat-wearing 'clipboard man' seen in close proximity to Dallas Ebola patient Amber Vinson (while the rest of the members of staff are fully protected) was unprotected... and it will blow your mind.
Dallas ebola victim transport
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Why is "Clipboard Man" not wearing protective gear?

Phoenix Air responds (via ABC News)...
The airline confirmed to ABC News that the man was their medical protocol supervisor who was purposefully not wearing protective gear.

"Our medical professionals in the biohazard suits have limited vision and mobility and it is the protocol supervisor's job to watch each person carefully and give them verbal directions to insure no close contact protocols are violated," a spokesperson from Phoenix Air told ABC News said.

"There is absolutely no problem with this and in fact insures an even higher level of safety for all involved," the spokesperson said.
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So - in summary - due to the restrictive vision when wearing an Ebola-protective suit, one member of staff must be sacrificed/exposed to ensure no one trips?

And these are who we are supposed to trust?

Comment: So maximum safety for all involved except for the guy who pulled the shortest straw. With that level of stupidity at display, the virus has all the chances in the world to make it a real depopulation pandemic, which has been the desire for a long time by the Powers that Be.

Better Earth

Video: The moment Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai left Jon Stewart speechless

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Malala Yousafzai, 17, won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday along with the Indian children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi, 60, for "their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education."

Yousafzai first caught the media's attention at age 14, after she was shot in the head by a Taliban fighter for criticizing the organization's tactics. The young campaigner for women's rights, who was favored to win the peace prize last year, memorably left Jon Stewart speechless during an interview on the Daily Show, a few days before the 2013 awards were announced.

At the time, former Business Insider reporter Brian Jones noted that Yousafzai gave a remarkable answer when asked by Stewart how she reacted to learning that the Taliban wanted her dead.
Sheriff

Ohio cops not happy about Anonymous' #OpJohnCrawford

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An anonymous activist at #OpJohnCrawford
John Crawford was gunned down by Beavercreek Police officer Sean William while Crawford shopped in Wal-Mart. He was holding a BB gun from the store's shelves and talking on the phone when he was ambushed and killed by who were responding to a bogus 911 call. During the one-sided gunfight, Beavercreek PD killed another innocent person who suffered a heart attack during the commotion.

Weeks of protests and occupations followed from citizens of all political beliefs, and the department has decided to do nothing. The killer won't stand trial. He won't be punished by the department. The caller who made the bogus call won't be brought up on charges. They won't even be reviewing the policies that led to the deaths of two innocent people.

Anonymous launched #OpJohnCrawford with the demands to correct the situation or face cyberattacks and real world protests. The first real world protest for the campaign is on October 25th at the Beavercreek Wal-Mart where Crawford was killed at 1pm. Through the organization's Facebook page The Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio called the operation,
"a very serious threat"
They then went on to ask their subscribers to
"Imagine what happens to our legal system if a mob could overrule the rule of law."
Please do that. Imagine a legal system where the citizens could demand that killers be held accountable for their actions. In the comments section of the post, the Fraternal Order's posters let their feelings about anyone who questions their right to kill innocent people be known.
"Bring back the night stick and use it judiciously."
And
"Justice / law enforcement ... is best left in the hands of qualified individuals . In my opinion has zero place in civilian setting ."
In essence, the idea of civilian oversight of a department that is killing innocent civilians is just plain silly; time to beat them so they know their place.

Comment: Everyday those of us who edit and post articles on Sott read a new story about the police murdering/beating or otherwise harassing a civilian innocent of any wrong doing. Lobaczewski said that one of the major signs of pathocracy was when a state began to attack and kill its own people.

Health

Ebola outbreak: France announces health checks on travelers at airports

france airports
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France is to start screening for Ebola at its airports.
France has stepped up efforts to prevent an outbreak of the Ebola disease in the country after announcing that it would carry out health checks on travelers at airports.

France announced on Wednesday it would begin carrying out health checks on travellers arriving by plane from Ebola-hit nations.

"France will put in place a system of controls for planes arriving from the zone affected by the virus," the presidency said in a statement.

The announcement was made after President Francois Hollande held a video conference with US counterpart Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Italian premier Matteo Renzi to discuss the virus.

France joins Britain, the United States and Canada in carrying out passenger screenings, as the United Nations warned Ebola was outpacing efforts to combat the disease.
Stop

Wait for it! Ebola hysteria in the U.K.: Sierra Leone student denied lodgings, boy banned from attending school

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Amara Bangura is a radio presenter from Freetown, Sierra Leone and a student at the University of East Anglia
A student from Sierra Leone was denied accommodation when he arrived to study at the University of East Anglia because landlords thought he may be infected with Ebola.

Amara Bangura, 35, told the BBC he was initially accepted but then was refused a place to stay by two separate landlords in Norwich when they saw his passport and found he originated from one of the worst-hit Ebola countries.

"It's very unreasonable," he told the BBC. "And if you think everybody coming from Sierra Leone is affected, then that's just completely unfair."

Bangura is a radio presenter from Sierra Leone's capital Freetown. In his radio show he dispels myths about Ebola.

In a letter, one landlord told him: "Under normal circumstance [sic] your profile would be a great profile to be one of our lodgers. However, given that the world is about to probably experience an Ebola epidemic, we have decided not to accept anyone that has been anywhere near the outbreak within the last two months, or is likely to visit those areas in the near future."

Comment: Educate yourself! Applied knowledge protects and it helps to keep your cool:
In any such epidemic, however, the real cost comes not from the cure, but treating the consequences of human fear, WHO director general Margaret Chan said. According to Chan, 90 percent of the economic costs incurred from any such outbreak "come from irrational and disorganized efforts of the public to avoid infection.
5 things about Ebola you should know

Ebola and the five stages of collapse - what sort of world will it leave in its wake?

This bears repeating:

Stock up on Vitamin C
Prep your diet

Water

Our water, our right: UN to investigate Detroit for 'violating human rights'

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Community groups say the government's hard-line approach to water bills is violating human rights
The United Nations has previously warned widespread water cuts in Detroit could violate residents' human rights.

Two United Nations human rights experts will visit Detroit over the weekend to assess the impact of water cuts on residents, the U.N. announced on Wednesday.

According to a U.N. press release, the two experts will visit the city to "learn more about the impact of large scale water disconnections on low income, marginalized and vulnerable groups and their human rights to water and sanitation and to adequate housing."

The two human rights experts are the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Leilani Farha, and the Special Rapporteur on the human right to water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque.

The U.N. stated Farha and Albuquerque will visit communities affected by water disconnections, and speak with local government figures and community groups.

"A response by local and federal authorities to the water shut-offs which is aligned with international human rights standards is crucial and would serve as inspiration to other cities around the world that are faced with similar challenges," the pair said in a joint statement.

Comment: Now listen to what President Evo Morales of a so-called third world country, Bolivia, had to say about water and other basic necessities:

"'I hope that nobody will have the childhood I had: without electricity, telecommunications, drinking water', said Morales, adding that he often drank water from a pond when he was a child."

Yet, the same is happening in the U.S. One of the main political purposes of Bolivia will be fighting poverty. The U.S. could do the same, if they stopped spending insane amounts of money on wars that will alienate them even further from the rest of the world and cause tremendous suffering at home and abroad.

Family

24-hr public strike grips UK - 200,000 protest pay freeze

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Striking public sector workers protest in Trafalgar Square in central London July 10, 2014.
Striking public sector workers have caused widespread disruption to UK services including museums, courts and job centers, as a 24-hour national walk-out grips the nation.

Around 200,000 members of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) are taking part in the nationwide action, held in response to ongoing pay freezes and government cuts to the public sector.

The union said many of its members have faced a 20 percent real terms pay cut since 2010, due to the government's pay freeze and a 1 percent raise cap. It further claimed that low-paid public sector workers are forced to claim in-work benefits in order to make ends meet.

The strikes come as a study for the Institute of Policy Research notes a fall in real term wages since 2008, which means workers are now on average £5,000 a year worse off.

The PCS feels the government is using the pay freezes to bolster tax-cuts, and that they are "trying to slash public spending in order to pay for their millionaire friends."

"We're dealing with a lot of hardship cases. People are having real difficulties in getting through the month. We are just trying to attempt to avoid a pay cut," Russell Carr, a PCS branch organizer, told RT on a picket line in London.
Heart - Black

Police: Ex-gay Kentucky pastor rapes boy, threatens to kill him with 'warlock' powers if he talks

Allen Murphy
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Allen Murphy accused of sexually abusing 16-year-old boy
A 30-year-old Kentucky man who claimed to be a youth pastor is facing charges that he sexually abused a 16-year-old boy, and then threatened to kill him with witchcraft if he told.

The Commonwealth Journal reported that a 16-year-old male told Eubank Police investigators that Polly Ann Church of God youth pastor Rex Allen Murphy made sexual contact with him. The abuse allegedly happened at the church and at the suspect's home for a period of at least 6 months.

Eubank Chief of Police Colin Hatfield called the accusations "very graphic and to the point."

"The victim stated that the suspect told him on numerous occasions that by brushing his skin or shaking his hand...he could tell his sins by the power he has. He comes from family of warlocks," Hatfield explained to WKYT.

The police chief noted that Murphy had threatened the boy with witchcraft if he told his parents about the abuse.

"He was very scared, because the suspect, in the victim's eyes, had been threatening his life in the form of Wicca, witchcraft, black magic," Hatfield pointed out to WLEX.

In an interview with police, Murphy asserted that he "thought he would be able to help the victim with his battle with homosexuality because he, too, had experimented with homosexuality," Hatfield said. Murphy allegedly told the boy that he could see his sins by touching him.
V

Ferguson protests bring over 70 arrests on Monday

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The Weekend of Resistance, part of Ferguson October's four days of uprising for Michael Brown, wrapped up on Monday with a day of many demonstrations, direct actions, and arrests. It was named "Moral Monday", and was organized as a day calling for mass uprising all over St. Louis. Hundreds of activists traveled from around the country to participate in the resistance.

The civil disobedience began with a march from Wellspring Church to Ferguson Police Department lead by religious leaders, including scholar and activist, Dr. Cornel West. As the leaders and activists marched through the rain and cold to the station they read out the names of those we have lost to police brutality nationwide.

Upon arriving at the station, the peaceful protestors were met by a line of 40-50 officers, who they marched right up to- demanding they repent for their sins of killing black youth.

Soon after, Rev. Osagyefo Sekou- organizer of the march, along with Dr. Cornel West crossed the police line.
"I didn't come here to give a speech, I came here to go to jail!"
Dr. West declared at an event on Sunday evening.
#Ferguson PD not interested in Cornel West's words. #FergusonOctober pic.twitter.com/IQwA2Q8TL4
- Robert Cohen (@kodacohen) October 13, 2014
Stormtrooper

NYPD appeals ban on stop-and-frisk policy

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New York City police unions are arguing that they should have the right to continue the appeal of a federal judge's 2013 ruling that deemed unconstitutional the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy.

Lawyers for the unions are due to appear before US appeals court judges on Wednesday, according to AP, where they will counter a previous ruling that said the unions did not ask soon enough to be included in the lawsuit against the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy, found to have disproportionately targeted minorities throughout the city.

Last August, a federal judge ruled that the NYPD's 4.4 million stops from 2004 to 2012 - of which 80 percent were of black or Hispanic individuals who made up more than half of total frisks - were done in violation of the Fourth Amendment and singled out targets for their race, violating the Fourteenth Amendment. A lawsuit filed in 2004 by four men, all minorities, became the class action case against stop-and-frisk.
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