16 10 / 2014

Ebola Statistics, As of October 15, 2014: Ebola Deaths 4493, Cases 8897, Confirmed Cases 5006

2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak

Globally there have been 4493+ Ebola deaths, there are currently 8897+ cases, and 5006+ confirmed cases.

Countries with Ebola cases: Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, Senegal, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, United States of America, and Spain. Unrest is growing in West Africa, as talk of possible food shortages are spreading as 40% of West African farmers abandon their farms over…

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16 10 / 2014

U.S. Ebola Statistics: 3 Cases, 3 Confirmed Cases, 1 Death

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U.S. Imported Cases

CDC Phone Number: 1-800-CDC-INFO

Info from CDC:

Overview

CDC confirmed on September 30, 2014, the first laboratory-confirmed case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States in a person who had traveled to Dallas, Texas from West Africa. The patient did not have symptoms when leaving West Africa, but developed symptoms approximately four days after arriving in the United…

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08 10 / 2014

First U.S. Ebola Death: U.S. Texas Ebola Patient Thomas Eric Duncan Dies

Thomas Eric Duncan

Thomas Eric Duncan, age 33, first Ebola patient to die in the U.S. on October 8, 2014, in Dallas, Texas, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.

Today, it was reported that the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the U.S. Thomas Eric Duncan, age 33, has died. Duncan was being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital located in Dallas, Texas. Thomas Eric Duncan was a Liberian national who had…

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06 10 / 2014

U.S. General Elections: Vote Tuesday, November 4, 2014, for Governor, Senate, local, and House races

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Senate Elections Map 2014

“Elections in the United States are being held throughout 2014, with the general elections scheduled for Tuesday, November 4, 2014. During this midterm election year, all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 33 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested; along with 38 state and territorial governorships, 46 state legislatures…

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30 9 / 2014

CDC: First Case of Ebola Diagnosed in United States, Patient in Dallas, Texas, Is Not a Health Worker

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Today it was reported by CNN, and other media outlets, of a man who recently returned from Liberia, and now located in Dallas, Texas, at Texas Health Presbyterian church, has had a positive Ebola test result. The man is currently in isolation, he took a flight into the U.S., but did not have any symptoms until he arrived in Texas. CNN’s Dr. Sanja Gupta reported that the likelihood of it…

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10 7 / 2014

Report: 90% Of NSA Data Isn’t From Intended Targets

Nine out of every 10 records in a sample of NSA surveillance data came from unrelated account holders — many of which were U.S.

10 7 / 2014

Chinese hackers ‘broke into US personnel network’

A New York Times report says Chinese hackers accessed databases in the Office of Personnel Management, where sensitive employee data is stored.

12 5 / 2014

Health officials say second US Mers case confirmed

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As soon as I find out more details of the newest MERS case, I will post.

“Details about the newest case were not immediately released.

Mers belongs to the coronavirus family that includes the common cold and Sars, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, which caused some 800 deaths globally in 2003.

The Mers virus has been found in camels, but officials don’t know how it is spreading to humans. It…

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08 3 / 2014

An explanation on what is happening with Russia and Ukraine Unrest in 2014

Found this great explanation on Reddit, hope that it will help you understand. Link to comment on Reddit…

An explanation on what is happening with Russia and Ukraine Unrest in 2014

Found this great explanation on Reddit, hope that it will help you understand. Link to comment on Reddit…

29 10 / 2013

"The Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, has summoned the US ambassador to explain the latest revelations to emerge from the files leaked by Edward Snowden, which suggest the National Security Agency tracked more than 60m phone calls in Spain in the space of a month.

Spain’s European secretary of state, Íñigo Méndez de Vigo, is meeting James Costos as the White House struggles to contain a growing diplomatic crisis following accusations that the NSA monitored the phones of scores of allies, including the German chancellor, Angela Merkel.

El Mundo newspaper reported on Monday that it had seen an NSA document that showed the US spy agency had intercepted 60.5m phone calls in Spain between 10 December 2012 and 8 January this year.”* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

*Read more here from Paul Hamilos / The Guardian


29 10 / 2013

European leaders are demanding an explanation after new reports regarding NSA spying on U.S. allies.


29 10 / 2013

The United States has acknowledged that it needs to make changes to its intelligence gathering procedures.

The pressure is on the US to regain the trust of its European allies, amid a growing number of allegations that it has been spying on EU leaders and citizens.

The White House said that President Barack Obama had ordered a review of US surveillance practices.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters: “We recognise that there need to be additional constraints on how we gather and use intelligence.”

A group of European Members of Parliament (MEPs) have been holding talks with members of Congress in Washington on the issue.

British Labour Party MEP Claude Moraes said he and his fellow delegates were not getting all the answers they needed:

"Trust has to be rebuilt. We need to figure out why this kind of mass surveillance activity is happening and what kind of trust needs to be rebuilt," Moraes said.

The spying allegations, which have been fuelled by leaks to the press from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, have soured US-EU relations.

Read more here.


27 10 / 2013

In just 75 seconds, Mika Brzezinski, live on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, was able to dispel conservative anti-Obamacare lies and connect with an Obamacare agent — live on national television.

Although website glitches have marred the roll-out of Obamacare’s online exchanges, President Obama is encouraging Americans to call the hotline to sign-up, but some critics say that isn’t working either.

"By the way, we called the hotline on Monday and the automated menu redirected us to Healthcare.gov, which in turn told us to get in touch with someone at the call center," the conservative Wall Street Journal editorial page wrote on Tuesday. "In an era where Google is making self-driving cars and Amazon offers next-day delivery for just about anything, the White House plunged ahead with a system it knew to be defective and is relying on the technology of the 19th century as the fall-back."

"I got an agent! Hi there," Brzezinski exclaimed.

"Did they refer you to healthcare.gov?" MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow asked.

"No, I got a live agent," she said. "Alright, so by the way, unlike the Wall Street Journal, if you want to get through call 1-800-318-2596."

Of course, Joe Scarborough, always toeing the Republican Party line, nervously scratched his neck and tried to change the subject with a joke about Chris Christie, which fell incredible flat given Mika’s quick and easy success in getting an Obamacare representative on the line.

1-800-318-2596

TTY: 1-855-889-4325

https://www.healthcare.gov/contact-us/

26 10 / 2013

September 25, 2013- U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Rand Paul (R-Ky) held a press conference to introduce their bipartisan, comprehensive surveillance reform bill- The Intelligence Oversight and Surveillance Reform Act.

The bill will preserve constitutional liberties while maintaining the government’s ability to protect national security. It will amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to end dragnet domestic surveillance and other unjustified intrusions on Americans’ constitutional rights, make improvements to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), and provide for greater transparency from government entities and the private sector.

24 7 / 2013

NSA whistleblower Snowden to stay in Moscow airport, after initial reports he might leave soon[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYW8MDrL4vU&w=560&h=315]
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NSA whistleblower Snowden to stay in Moscow airport, after initial reports he might leave soon

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