Friday, October 24, 2014
News Updates from Citizens for Legitimate Government, 23 October 2014
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Patient Placed in Isolation for Ebola Testing at Bellevue Hospital 23 Oct 2014 A doctor in New York City who recently returned from West Africa was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center on Thursday and placed in isolation while doctors await the return of tests to determine whether he has the Ebola virus. While the results of the tests will not be known until late Thursday, the health authorities are concerned enough about the possibility that he has the virus to have started to identify and contact anyone who might have come into contact with the man, identified by city officials as Dr. Craig Spencer.
Ebola panic in Brooklyn: Doctor who treated patients in West Africa visited hip bowling hotspot ONE DAY before he was rushed to the hospital with 103F fever 23 Oct 2014 Ebola panic has struck New York City and the fear may already have spread from suspected infected doctor Craig Spencer's home of Manhattan to nearby Brooklyn, where the Doctors Without Borders physician visited a hip bowling hotspot one day before he was rushed to the hospital with a 103F fever. Instead of steering clear of crowds after his recent return from Guinea, the 33-year-old took an Uber car to Williamsburg where he visited the one of the trendy neighborhood's bowling alleys--either Brooklyn Bowl or The Gutter--according to Free Williamsburg. The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said on Thursday: 'EMS HAZ-TAC Units transported a patient to Bellevue Hospital who presented a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms...'
Plane passengers hospitalized due to Ebola concerns 22 Oct 2014 An airline passenger was being evaluated at a hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Tuesday due to Ebola concerns, reports CBS New York. Two others were hospitalized after getting off planes into Chicago. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spokesperson Carol Crawford said the Newark passenger was "identified as reporting symptoms or having a potential exposure to Ebola" during the enhanced screening process for those arriving in the U.S. from three West African nations.
Ebola: US to Monitor All West Africa Travellers --CDC: Programme will start in six states: New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and Georgia 22 Oct 2014 The United States has mandated a 21-day monitoring period for all travellers entering the US from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa. People whose travel originated in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea will be given kits to help them track their temperature and told to provide daily updates to US health officials. The mandate affects all travellers, including visitors, aid workers, journalists and other Americans returning from the infected region.
West Haven Family Quarantined, Complies With Emergency Order Issued in Connecticut 22 Oct 2014 A family of six from West Haven has been quarantined after returning from West Africa, according to Mayor Edward O'Brien. They do not have any symptoms, the mayor said. The quarantine is precautionary and complies with an emergency order Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) issued earlier this month to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus in the state of Connecticut. On. Oct. 7, Malloy signed an order that gives the Commissioner the Department of Public Health the ability to quarantine anyone who might have been exposed to the Ebola virus.
Ebola Study Projects Spread of Virus on Overseas Flights 20 Oct 2014 Up to three Ebola-infected people could embark on overseas flights every month from the three most-affected African countries, according to a new study that projected travel patterns based on infection rates and recent flight schedules. The findings, published Monday in the journal Lancet, suggest that Ebola cases could be spread overseas by unwitting travelers from the worst-hit countries...The upshot is "that controlling the outbreak at the source is the most important thing that needs to happen" to prevent the international spread of the virus, said Kamran Khan, an infectious disease physician at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto and lead author of the study.
ISIS shows off new weapons allegedly airdropped by US 21 Oct 2014 Islamic State has published a new video in which a jihadist shows off brand-new American hardware, which was purportedly intended for the Kurds they are fighting in the Syrian border town of Kobani. The undated video, posted by the unofficial IS mouthpiece "a3maq news", sees a jihadist showing several boxes of munitions with English-language markings, with a parachute spread out on the ground beside. Although it is unclear what was the bundle shown in the video, the militant explains that "this is some of the military equipment that was dropped by American forces." [LOL! US tax dollars at work: Feeding I-CIA-SIS is a top priority. Keep shuttin' off Detroit's water, though! Start reading.]
US jury convicts Blackwater guards in 2007 killing of Iraqi civilians 22 Oct 2014 Three security guards working for the private US contractor mercenary firm Blackwater have been found guilty of the manslaughter of a group of unarmed civilians at a crowded Baghdad traffic junction in one of the darkest incidents of the Iraq war. A fourth, Nicholas Slatten, was found guilty of one charge of first-degree murder. All face the likelihood of lengthy prison sentences after unanimous verdicts on separate weapons charges related to the incident. The Nisour Square massacre in 2007 left 17 people dead and 20 seriously injured after the guards working for the US State Department fired heavy machine guns and grenade launchers from their armoured convoy in the mistaken belief lie that they were under attack by insurgents.
NATO, Swedish fighters scrambled to intercept Russian plane 22 Oct 2014 NATO and Swedish fighter jets were scrambled to intercept a Russian intelligence-gathering plane that briefly entered Estonian airspace on Tuesday, the alliance said on Wednesday. The Estonian Foreign Ministry called the Russian ambassador to the ministry and gave him a protest note over the incursion, the Estonian defense forces said. Fighters from Denmark as well as Portuguese F-16s from NATO's air policing mission in the Baltics took off after radar detected an unidentified aircraft flying close to NATO airspace in the Baltic Sea, NATO said.
NATO jets intercept Russian fighters twice in 2 days over Baltic Sea 21 Oct 2014 A senior National Defence official says the Harper government has been given a series of options to maintain Canada's support for jittery allies in eastern Europe, but the contribution to NATO's air policing mission over the Baltics will come to an end by the new year as scheduled. Maj.-Gen. Michael Hood testified before a House of Commons committee on Tuesday just as reports emerged that the North Atlantic alliance scrambled fighter jets -- including two Canadian F-18s -- twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft in the vicinity.
Man arrested after jumping White House fence, causing lockdown 22 Oct 2014 A man jumped the White House fence on Wednesday and was attacked by Secret Service dogs before being arrested, a Secret Service spokesman said. "Dogs got him," the spokesman said, referring to the intruder. Video showed Secret Service agents surrounding the man on the north lawn of the White House, which was put on lockdown. The man dramatically punched one of the dogs that attacked him, as seen in the video.
Hatchet-wielding man attacks NYPD officers 23 Oct 2014 A New York City police officer is in critical condition after a man with a hatchet attacked four officers on the street in Queens, New York on Thursday, officials said. Two officers opened fire on the man, killing him and accidentally striking a nearby woman, who was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Police Commissioner William Bratton said it was unclear what provoked the attack, NBC New York reports, but law enforcement agencies nationwide have been on high alert following fatal terrorism-linked attacks on uniformed soldiers in Canada on Wednesday and another on Monday.
U.S. weighs passport, border changes in wake of Ottawa attack 23 Oct 2014 U.S. officials are debating whether to tighten controls on the border with Canada and make it easier to revoke the passports of suspected militants, steps that could gain traction following two attacks in Canada this week. The officials cautioned on Thursday that the discussions are in preliminary stages and that no immediate action appeared likely by either U.S. President Barack Obama's administration or Congress. While there was no specific evidence of a new threat in the United States, federal and state authorities were on a heightened state of alert following a gunman's attack in Ottawa on Wednesday and another by an assailant in Quebec on Monday.
Canada's domestic terror threat quietly elevated days before attack --CSIS quietly raised the terror threat level just days before the attack in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. 21 Oct 2014 Just days before a deadly attack on Quebec soldiers, Canada's domestic terrorism threat level was quietly elevated from unlikely to "could occur" for the first time in four years, Global News has learned. Last Friday, the terrorism threat level in Canada rose from low to medium for the first time since Aug. 13, 2010, according to an internal document obtained by Global News. The document was distributed within Canada's intelligence community and is attributed to the Integrated Terrorism Assessment Centre (ITAC), a team of security intelligence organizations from across Canada. "Intelligence indicates that an individual or group within Canada or abroad has the intent and capability to commit an act of terrorism. ITAC assesses that a violent act of terrorism could occur,' the document says."
Canada Parliament gunman had planned to travel to Syria: police 23 Oct 2014 The gunman in Wednesday's attack on Canada's capital had a criminal record and recently applied for a passport, planning to travel to Syria after undergoing a "radicalization process," police said on Thursday. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, was a Canadian who may also have held Libyan citizenship, said Bob Paulson, commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). He said the suspect had no apparent links to another Canadian who killed a soldier in Quebec earlier in the week.
Canadian Michael Zehaf-Bibeau thought to be the gunman in Ottawa shooting 23 Oct 2014 The man behind the Ottawa shootings is a Canadian convert to Islam whose passport had been seized by authorities, federal sources say. While police have not confirmed the man's identity, sources have told Canada's Globe And Mail, Reuters and Associated Press that the main suspect was Michael Zehaf-Bibeau...The suspected gunman, Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, was reportedly born Michael Joseph Hall but changed his name, sources said.
Obligatory 'hero narrative' emerges in Canada false flag: Ottawa shooting: Kevin Vickers hailed as hero who took down attacker --'Thank God for Sgt at Arms Kevin Vickers' - tweet by Justice Minister Peter MacKay 22 Oct 2014 The man reported to have shot an assailant on Parliament Hill today is a former police officer with a background in providing security services for dignitaries, including members of the Royal Family. Kevin Vickers, 58, a native of Miramichi, N.B., became the sergeant-at-arms in the House of Commons eight years ago after a varied career in security. He spent 29 years with the RCMP and rose to the rank of chief superintendent, often serving as the face of the national police force in New Brunswick. Before his appointment as sergeant-of-arms, Vickers was director of security operations for the House of Commons. [Wow! Vickers's entire profile/narrative is already available and in print, even though buildings are still under lockdown! --LRP]
Toronto Maple Leafs on lockdown in Ottawa 22 Oct 2014 A terrifying situation in Canada's capital city of Ottawa has resulted in Wednesday night's game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Senators being postponed. A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country's capital was shot to death Wednesday, and gunfire then erupted inside Parliament, authorities said. One gunman was killed, and police said they were searching for as many as two others in what Gilles Michaud, assistant commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, called a "dynamic, unfolding situation." The Ottawa police, via its official Twitter account, warned the public to stay away from that area while it investigated.
House Intelligence Committee chair Mike Rogers says he would charge 'traitor' Edward Snowden with MURDER 22 Oct 2014 House Intelligence Committee Chairman [Grade 'A' sociopath] Mike Rogers made no attempt to hide his disdain for NSA leaker Edward Snowden on Tuesday at a meeting in the House of Commons on Tuesday evening in London. Rogers told his Members of Parliament that Snowden is a 'traitor' and is likely responsible for the deaths of both British and U.S. soldiers. "The [US] government has pressed charges on Mr. Snowden. We are treating him, as I would argue, the traitor that he is," Rogers said, according to the Huffington Post. "And by the way, and this is important, I would charge him for murder," Rogers added.
Christie says GOP gubernatorial candidates need to win so they control 'voting mechanisms' 22 Oct 2014 Governor Christie pushed further into the contentious debate over voting rights than ever before, saying Tuesday that Republicans need to win gubernatorial races this year so that they’re the ones controlling "voting mechanisms" [!?!] going into the next presidential election. Republican governors are facing intense fights in the courts over laws they pushed that require specific identification in order to vote and that reduce early voting opportunities. Critics say those laws sharply curtail the numbers of poor and minority voters, who would likely vote for Democrats. Christie stressed the need to keep Republicans in charge of states -- and overseeing state-level voting regulations -- ahead of the next presidential election.
North Carolina Academic Fraud Went on for Years Amid Lax Oversight, Report Finds 22 Oct 2014 Academic fraud that allegedly went on for years within a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill department frequented by athletes was carried out largely by two administrators, but thrived amid lax oversight and silence, according to a report released on Wednesday. The report from former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein, who was hired by the university, examined how students--many of them top-tier athletes--were able to take no-show courses in the school's African and Afro-American studies department, earning passing grades and helping to ensure their academic eligibility to compete.
Dallas man's Halloween decor inspired by Ebola 23 Oct 2014 A Dallas-area man has taken inspiration from the fear of Ebola for the Halloween decorations at his town house. James Faulk stacked up barrels marked "biohazard," surrounded his yard in University Park, with yellow caution tape and crossed his door and windows with white tape marked "quarantine," re-enacting a scene that's played out at three Dallas apartments. Speaking to reporters, Faulk wore a protective suit with the label "CDC Trainee" and a face shield.
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