Friday, October 31, 2014

drones big enough to carry explosives have flown over as many as seven nuclear power plants around France

Fears raised that France's 58 nuclear reactors are unsafe from airborne attack after unidentified drones manage to fly over seven sites

The nuclear plant at Creys-Malville in Isère 
 
The nuclear plant at Creys-Malville in Isère Photo: Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images
Unidentified drones big enough to carry explosives have flown over as many as seven nuclear power plants around France in the past three weeks, it has emerged.
Electricité de France (EDF), the state-owned operator of France’s 58 nuclear reactors across 19 sites, has filed a legal complaint against persons unknown following the flights over seven sites.
Sparking fears that the country’s reactors are unsafe from airborne attack, none of the drones were intercepted and their origins remain a mystery.
It is forbidden to enter airspace within a five kilometre perimeter around nuclear sites or to fly over them at an altitude of below 1,000 metres.

Yet, on October 5, a drone flew over the nuclear plant at Creys-Malville in Isère, southeastern France. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11197823/Mystery-drones-breach-airspace-above-French-nulcear-sites.html

Watch: Man in wheelchair dragged behind vehicle in Sunderland car park

A woman has been given a two-year driving ban after she was caught on CCTV dragging a man in a wheelchair behind a vehicle in a supermarket car park


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Why Ebola Quarantines Will Grow Larger


 


The critical reckoning over forced quarantines is still to come.
Consider this scenario.

Sometime in January or February – as the Ebola epidemic explodes out of West Africa – we’ll start experiencing larger, more frequent outbreaks in American cities. With the flu as a background to confound suspected cases of Ebola, public health departments will be hard pressed to “track and trace” all of the potential “contacts” when perhaps dozens of Ebola cases pop up in their cities.
Read More @ Forbes.com
 http://sgtreport.com/2014/10/why-ebola-quarantines-will-grow-larger-and-more-troubling/

Few have been paying attention to the “supporting actor” Boston Bombing trials now paving the way for the main act

Robel Phillipos, convicted on two counts of making false statements. (YouTube)
Robel Phillipos, convicted on two counts of making false statements. (YouTube)
Few have been paying attention to the “supporting actor” trials now paving the way for the main act in the prosecution of America’s largest terrorist act since 9/11, the Boston Bombing.
They’re worth paying attention to, for what they demonstrate about how the government is ensuring that the official story will stick all the way through to conviction.
The latest development in this blockbuster drama came during the trial and conviction of Robel Phillipos, friend of accused Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. A jury on Oct. 28 convicted him on two counts of lying to investigators, for which he now faces up to 16 years in prison.
Jurors found he’d made false statements during two interviews with the FBI within days of the April 15 bombing. Specifically, he was convicted for lying about his whereabouts on the night of April 18. Phillipos, 19, said he was “stoned out of his mind” on marijuana at the time, and that’s why he gave the conflicting statements, according to his defense attorney.
This trial fits squarely with the particular public image of the Tsarnaevs and their friends that has arisen from media coverage and the government pronouncements in it. Anyone remotely involved with the brothers is immediately judged to be part of a nest of conniving terrorist sympathizers. That’s certainly no presumption of innocence. Phillipos undoubtedly faced this added burden in his trial.
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Taken together with a steady stream of leaks about the bombing investigation, it’s clear the government wants to ensure it will have a slam-dunk case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev at his trial in January. Yet it doesn’t have to go the extra mile, thanks to a tried-and-true FBI method that was on display in Phillipos’ trial.

http://whowhatwhy.com/2014/10/29/boston-update-third-tsarnaev-friend-convicted-for-lying-to-feds/

The Story Changes: Ebola Is Now ‘Aerostable’ And Can Remain On Surfaces For 50 Days



When it comes to Ebola, the story that the government is telling us just keeps on changing.  At first, government officials were claiming that it was very difficult to spread the Ebola virus.  Some of them were even comparing it to HIV.  We were given the impression that we had to have "direct contact" with someone else's body fluids in order to have any chance of catching the virus.  But of course that is not true at all.  Now authorities are admitting that Ebola is "aerostable," that it can be "spread through droplets," and that it can remain on surfaces for up to 50 days.  That is far different information than we have been getting up until this point.  So that means when they were so confidently declaring that they know exactly how Ebola spreads, they were lying to us.
On October 24th, a 33 page document was released by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and in that document it is admitted that Ebola is "aerostable." WND was one of the first news outlets to report on this…
The information was contained in a 33-page report released Oct. 24 by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the Department of Defense's Combat Support Agency for countering weapons of mass destruction.
The agency report states "preliminary studies indicate that Ebola is aerostable in an enclosed controlled system in the dark and can survive for long periods in different liquid media and can also be recovered from plastic and glass surfaces at low temperatures for over 3 weeks."
The report says the government is seeking technologies for the "rapid disinfection" of Ebola, including an aerosol version of the virus.
"The technology must prove effective against viral contamination either deposited as an aerosol or heavy contaminated combined with body fluids," reads the solicitation document.
You can view the document for yourself right here.
So is there any difference between "aerostable" and "airborne"?
That is a very good question.
Meanwhile, the CDC has finally come out and publicly admitted that Ebola "is spread through droplets."
In other words, it can be spread by a cough or a sneeze.
On the CDC website, it now says the following
"A person might also get infected by touching a surface or object that has germs on it and then touching their mouth or nose."
Well, that certainly does not sound like "direct contact" to me.
And once someone has coughed or sneezed, the virus can live on a surface for a very long time.
In fact, authorities in the UK now tell us that Ebola can survive on a glass surface for up to 50 days
The number of confirmed Ebola cases passed the 10,000 mark over the weekend, despite efforts to curb its spread.
And while the disease typically dies on surfaces within hours, research has discovered it can survive for more than seven weeks under certain conditions.
During tests, the UK's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) found that the Zaire strain will live on samples stored on glass at low temperatures for as long as 50 days.
All of this directly contradicts what the CDC website has been telling us…
"To get Ebola, you have to directly get body fluids (like pee, poop, spit, sweat, vomit, semen, breast milk) from someone who has Ebola in your mouth, nose, eyes, or through a break in your skin or through sexual contact."
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It turns out that is not even close to the truth.
And even as Obama boldly proclaims that there will not be an Ebola pandemic in the United States, the actions that his administration is currently taking suggest otherwise.
For example, we have just learned that the federal government has ordered 250,000 hazmat suits and is sending them to Dallas
A manager with a major shipping company has exclusively revealed to Infowars that the U.S. government has ordered 250,000 Hazmat suits to be sent to Dallas, the location of the first Ebola outbreak in the United States.
The manager of the shipping company proved his credentials to Infowars by providing a photo ID and sending a verified email from the company account, but wishes to remain anonymous due to understandable fears that he could be fired for revealing the information.
"I just learned we have been asked to ship 250,000 HAZMAT suits to Dallas, TX. for the US Government. Again this is happening today, we are pulling these suits for the US Government to Dallas, TX," states the individual, who manages the drivers who work for the shipping company.
Why in the world would the Obama administration buy so many hazmat suits if everything was under control?
It doesn't make sense.
Is this Ebola outbreak much more of a potential threat than they are telling us?
Insurance companies sure seem to think so.  In fact, many of them are now specifically excluding Ebola from their policies…
Remember the promise of universal health care with Obamacare, with no refusal for 'pre-existing conditions'? It looks like your insurance company may not have to cover you if you get Ebola. U.S. and British insurance companies have begun writing Ebola exclusions into standard policies to cover hospitals, event organizers, and other businesses vulnerable to local disruptions.
While it is estimated that expenditures to treat the original Dallas Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, were approximately $100,000 an hour (though he passed anyway), it looks like insurance companies won't be footing the bill.
President Obama originally refused to set up travel restrictions in and out of West Africa, too, even though the government's latest scare tactics and the CDC's ineptitude have resulted in insurance companies creating new policies which exclude Ebola care. Renewals will also become costlier for companies opting to insure business travel to West Africa or to cover the risk of losses from quarantine shutdowns at home.
The American people deserve the truth.
I can understand the desire to keep people calm, but giving the public a false sense of security isn't going to do anyone any good, and it might end up making this crisis much, much worse.
It is important for people to know how easily this virus spreads so that they can take appropriate measures to protect themselves and their families.  Since June, approximately 400 health workers have caught this virus, and about 230 of them have died.  These workers take extreme precautions to avoid getting Ebola.  If this virus did not spread easily, this would not be happening.
So please share this article with as many people as you can.  If our politicians and the mainstream media are not going to tell us the truth, then we are going to have to keep one another informed.
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CDC deletes warning Ebola can spread through coughs and sneezes

  • It has replaced the old language with new guidance that says there's 'no evidence' Ebola is spread through either
  • The CDC also took down on Thursday a poster that said that Ebola can be transferred through 'droplets' on hard surfaces, like doorknobs
  • It's unclear why the CDC abruptly changed it's Ebola advisories
  • The quiet removal of information follows a public health campaign by Sen. Rand Paul to get the CDC to be 'forthright' about Ebola transfer
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has removed a warning from its website that Ebola can, in rare cases, spread from person through coughing and sneezing.
It has replaced the old language with new guidance that says there's 'no evidence' Ebola is spread through either.
According to the New York Post, the CDC also took down on Thursday a poster that said that Ebola can be transferred through 'droplets' from coughing or sneezing that land on hard surfaces, like doorknobs.
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This undated handout photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows a kit that travelers from Ebola-stricken West African nations will be given containing information cards and a thermometer. The CDC previously suggested that Ebola can, in rare cases, spread from person through coughing and sneezing. It now says there 'no evidence' to support that claim
This undated handout photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows a kit that travelers from Ebola-stricken West African nations will be given containing information cards and a thermometer. The CDC previously suggested that Ebola can, in rare cases, spread from person through coughing and sneezing. It now says there 'no evidence' to support that claim
As the Huffington Post, which discovered the shift in language, noted yesterday evening, it's unclear why the CDC abruptly changed it's Ebola advisories. However, the move came a day after the New York Post reported on the existence of the poster.  
'Droplet spread happens when germs traveling inside droplets that are coughed or sneezed from a sick person enter the eyes, nose or mouth of another person,' the fact sheet reportedly stated.
Now the page says, 'The What’s the difference between infections spread through air or by droplets? Fact sheet is being updated and is currently unavailable. Please visit cdc.gov/Ebola for up-to-date information on Ebola.'

Australian authorities sitting on $9.6 million worth of bitcoins confiscated from Silk Road drug dealer

Authorities may soon reap millions of dollars by selling more than 24,500 bitcoins confiscated from a Melbourne drug dealer.
This was the first time the state of Victoria had seized electronic currency from criminals.
The currency's volatility has seen the value of the seized asset jump from $700,000 at the time of the man's arrest to nearly $32 million shortly after it was confiscated. Today the bitcoins were worth about $9.6 million.
The assets are subject to a restraining order and would soon be forfeited to the Department of Justice and sold at auction, but not before the appeal period ends in 28 days. Proceeds would go to the state's consolidated funds.
Richard Pollard, 32, of Warrandyte, was sentenced in the County Court in Melbourne on Friday to 11 years' jail after pleading guilty to commercial trafficking.  http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/australian-authorities-sitting-on-96-million-worth-of-bitcoins-confiscated-from-silk-road-drug-dealer-20141031-11ewk4.html