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Fears that tiger mosquito could spread dengue in France

August 8, 2014 by legitgov

Fears that tiger mosquito could spread dengue in France 7 Aug 2014 Doctors on the French Riviera have treated 17 people for dengue fever and chikungunya this year, amid fears that a decade-long invasion of Asian tiger mosquitoes in the region could spread the tropical diseases. Four of the patients had dengue fever and 11 contracted chikungunya. The presence of Asian tiger mosquitoes in France is proving a big concern to health services because unlike native species they are able to transmit both dengue and chikungunya.

U.S. trained militants who joined ISIS

August 8, 2014 by legitgov

First, al-CIAduh. Now, I-CIA-SIS: U.S. trained militants who joined ISIS --Secret Jordan base was site of covert aid to 'rebels' targeting Assad 17 June 2014 Syrian rebels who would later join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, were trained in 2012 by U.S. instructors working at a secret base in Jordan, according to informed Jordanian officials. The officials said dozens of future ISIS members were trained at the time as part of covert aid to the insurgents targeting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria...Last March, the German weekly Der Spiegel reported Americans were training Syrian rebels in Jordan.

U.S. orders diplomats' families to leave Liberia as Ebola spreads to fifth country

August 8, 2014 by legitgov

U.S. orders diplomats' families to leave Liberia as Ebola spreads to fifth country 7 Aug 2014 The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday he has activated the agency's emergency operation center at the highest response level to help respond to the worst Ebola outbreak in history, which has killed 932 people. In testimony at a special congressional hearing on Ebola, CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden said the centers have more than 200 staff members in Atlanta working on the outbreak, and will soon have more than 50 disease experts in West Africa to try to contain the outbreak...The United States ordered families of its diplomats in Liberia to leave and warned against non-essential travel to the West African country because of the growing Ebola outbreak.

First European Ebola patient admitted to Madrid hospital

August 8, 2014 by legitgov

First European Ebola patient admitted to Madrid hospital 7 Aug 2014 The first European victim [Priest Miguel Pajares, 75,] of the West African Ebola outbreak arrived in Spain on Thursday morning and was rushed to a Madrid hospital, officials said, as hopes rose that a US experimental vaccine could soon be available for wider treatment. The pair [Pajares and colleague, Sister Juliana Bohi] landed amid high security at a military air base near the capital and were transferred into ambulances on stretchers enclosed in transparent tents, pushed by medical staff wearing protective suits. They were then taken to La Paz hospital accompanied by a police escort.

Car bomb in Iraq's capital kills 17

August 8, 2014 by legitgov

Car bomb in Iraq's capital kills 17 7 Aug 2014 At least 17 people, including six Iraqi policemen, have been killed in a powerful car bomb attack on a police checkpoint in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad. According to Iraqi security sources, the deadly incident took place in the holy town of Kadhimiya, located in a northern neighborhood of Baghdad, on Thursday. Thirty-one people also suffered injuries in the incident.

Israel detains over 1,000 anti-war Palestinians

August 8, 2014 by legitgov

Israel detains over 1,000 anti-war Palestinians 8 Aug 2014 Latest figures show Israeli forces have arrested more than a thousand Palestinians protesting against Tel Aviv's aerial and ground attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip. Sources said the activists were detained during the crackdown on towns of Palestinian Arab population across Israel. Israeli media outlets have cited a lawyer representing some of the arrested people as saying that dozens of them are being held without charge.

Russia grants Edward Snowden residency for three more years

August 8, 2014 by legitgov

Russia grants Edward Snowden residency for three more years 7 Aug 2014 Russia has granted fugitive National Security Agency leaker [whistle-blower] Edward Snowden permission to remain in the country for three more years, Snowden's attorney said Thursday, a measure that promised to further strain U.S.-Russian relations. The decision gives the former NSA contractor the option to remain in Russia through August 2017 and, potentially, to take up Russian citizenship should he extend his stay for one year beyond that, lawyer Anatoly Kucherena told reporters. "Starting August 1, 2014, Edward Snowden has received a residence permit for a three-year term," Kucherena said.

Barack Obama approves airstrikes in Iraq

August 8, 2014 by legitgov

Barack Obama approves airstrikes in Iraq --US president said he would authorise targeted strikes if Islamist militants advanced into the city of Erbil to protect personnel [and US interests aka *oil.*] 8 Aug 2014 Barack Obama has authorised military airstrikes over northern Iraq in order to "prevent genocide" carried out by Islamist extremists against Christians and other minorities. Mr Obama said late on Thursday night he would approve targeted strikes on fighters from the [CIA-armed] Islamic State if they advance towards the city of Erbil, to protect US diplomatic and military staff working there. Mr Obama vowed he would not send combat troops to Iraq. He also confirmed that US military planes had dropped aid to the some 40,000 people trapped on Mount Sinjar after being driven out of the homes. [Yes, the US gets water to people 'stranded and thirsty' on an Iraq mountain, due to ISIL. Too bad Detroit isn't in Iraq, as an 'ISIL' govt shut off Detroit's water. --LRP]

Obama Authorizes Military Action in Iraq to Protect US Interests

August 8, 2014 by legitgov

Obama Authorizes Military Action in Iraq to Protect US Interests [aka Oil] 7 Aug 2014

 

Many people receive doubles of each CLG Newsletter

August 8, 2014 by legitgov

Many people receive doubles of each CLG Newsletter By Lori Price, www.legitgov.org 7 Aug 2014 CLG subscribers: I'm aware of the problem of many folks receiving 'doubles' of each CLG Newsletter. On Thursday, I posted a 'trouble ticket' in the tech forum of CLG's webhoster, MayFirst. Hopefully, the problem can soon be rectified. Sorry for this problem! (I can add this to the list of problems, including the near constant blocking and/or relegating as 'spam' by Google and Yahoo.)

'ISIS is heavily armed with US weapons'

August 8, 2014 by legitgov

'ISIS is heavily armed with US weapons' By Lori Price, www.legitgov.org 7 Aug 2014 On MSNB, Ari Melber's guest, Captain Michael Breen -- who had spent time in Iraq, working on 'reconstruction' -- noted that "ISIS is heavily armed with US weapons." Of course it is. ISIS is CIA owned, operated, and trained. It's actually I-CIA-SIS.

'An Israel-free zone': UK MP says Bradford doesn't want Israeli goods, services or visitors

August 7, 2014 by legitgov

'An Israel-free zone': UK MP says Bradford doesn't want Israeli goods, services or visitors--Police investigation triggered for comments 7 Aug 2014 George Galloway has suggested the UK city of Bradford should be "an Israel-free zone," and has called for the district to issue a blanket boycott of Israeli goods, services, academics - and tourists. Speaking on behalf of the Respect Party in Leeds, the MP for Bradford West encouraged a crowd gathered at a public meeting to back his stance and "do the same." Following several official complaints [about Galloway's comments], they have also sparked a West Yorkshire Police investigation.

U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq Have Begun - Reports

August 7, 2014 by legitgov

U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq Have Begun - Reports --Pentagon denies 7 Aug 2014 Airstrikes on towns in northern Iraq seized by Islamist militants began late Thursday in what Kurdish and Iraqi officials called the first stage of an American-led intervention to blunt the militants' advance and provide emergency aid to tens of thousands of refugees. The Pentagon firmly denied that American forces had begun a bombing campaign. But Pentagon officials said it was possible that allies of the United States, either the Iraqi or Turkish militaries, had conducted the bombing. Kurdish and Iraqi officials attributed the bombing campaign to American forces.

Sierra Leone locals believe Ebola is 'government conspiracy'

August 7, 2014 by legitgov

Sierra Leone locals believe Ebola is 'government conspiracy' --British medical team faces opposition from locals, who believe Ebola is a conspiracy [*Well.* See: Why does the CDC own a patent on Ebola 'invention?'.] 5 Aug 2014 A British doctor working in Sierra Leone has described the horror he and his team have witnessed since the deadly Ebola outbreak struck. Dr Oliver Johnson, along with a team of British medics, was working to strengthen the health system in the country's capital Freetown when the crisis took hold earlier. When disaster struck, they decided to stay and 'do everything they could' to help - despite health workers being among those most at risk of contracting the virus. Today, Dr Johnson, 28, described the crippling conditions the team work in - and the opposition they face from locals who believe the disease may be a government conspiracy.

Ebola victim arrives in Spain under tight security

August 7, 2014 by legitgov

Ebola victim arrives in Spain under tight security 7 Aug 2014 As the World Health Organization discussed its response to the Ebola situation, a Spanish priest who contracted the virus while working in Liberia has been flown back to Spain for treatment. (Video.)

Ebola fears in New Jersey as hospital patient put into isolation

August 7, 2014 by legitgov

Ebola fears in New Jersey as hospital patient put into isolation 6 Aug 2014 One person is in isolation and under evaluation at CentraState Medical Center with flu-like symptoms after returning from West Africa amid heightened concerns about the Ebola outbreak, officials said Tuesday. Health officials said the patient, who was not identified, had no known contact with Ebola and did not say if they traveled to a specific country where the outbreak is centered. On Monday, the patient was taken by ambulance to the hospital and brought to an isolation room designed for management of infectious diseases, the hospital said in a statement.

NSAssociate Google Relegated 7 August 2014 CLG Newsletter to the Spam Bin

August 7, 2014 by legitgov

Looking for Thursday's CLG Newsletter? NSAssociate Google Relegated 7 August 2014 CLG Newsletter to the Spam Bin Posted by Lori Price, www.legitgov.org 7 Aug 2014 CLG subscribers: If you use Gmail as your email provider, please go to your spam bin to retrieve the Thursday's CLG Newsletter. Perhaps Google did not like the subject line: 'Obama Weighs Airstrikes in Iraq.'

Earthquake rips through Hawaii as two hurricanes race toward state

August 7, 2014 by legitgov

Earthquake rips through Hawaii as two hurricanes race toward state 7 Aug 2014 As two simultaneous hurricanes raced toward Hawaii, a 4.5-magnitude earthquake rocked the islands Thursday afternoon. The quake, which hit the Waimea region of the Big Island, is considered light, and any damage or injuries were not immediately reported. The tremor comes as the islands are bracing for two back-to-back hurricanes due to hit in the coming days. It's been 22 years since the island chain has weathered a single hurricane -- let alone two.

Guilty Verdict in Renisha McBride Shooting Trial

August 7, 2014 by legitgov

Theodore Wafer Found Guilty of Second Degree Murder in Renisha McBride Porch Shooting 7 Aug 2014 A suburban Detroit homeowner who opened his front door and blasted an unarmed 19-year-old woman on his porch has been found guilty of second-degree murder. The jury returned their verdict against 55-year-old Theodore Wafer after less than two days of deliberations. After the verdict was read, Wafer was immediately remanded into custody.

Canada to deploy military supplies, equipment to Ukraine: CTV News

August 7, 2014 by legitgov

Canada to deploy military supplies, equipment to Ukraine: CTV News 6 Aug 2014 Amid ongoing [US-funded] violence in eastern Ukraine and concerns about Russia's [NATO's] military build-up along the border, Ottawa is set to deploy a Hercules transport plane loaded with military supplies to the troubled region, CTV News has learned. The supplies will not include ammunition, but equipment to support Ukrainian troops on the ground. The deployment on Thursday is expected to be the first in a series of flights. News of the military shipment comes as Canada announced additional sanctions and travel bans against Russian and Ukrainian individuals and groups.

Ontario mayors violated law with secret radioactive waste meetings: probe

August 7, 2014 by legitgov

Ontario mayors violated law with secret radioactive waste meetings: probe 7 Aug 2014 Municipal politicians in a region of Ontario that is home to one of the world's largest nuclear power plants violated provincial law by holding secret meetings over the storage of radioactive waste, an outside investigation has found. The probe followed complaints about years of undocumented discussions between the mayors who sit on Bruce County council and nuclear-waste representatives searching for a permanent storage site. An investigator with a company that helps Ontario municipalities with closed-meeting procedure investigations concluded the mayors had breached the Municipal Act, which requires open meetings.

Anti-terrorism laws more frightening than racial abuse, says Muslim group

August 7, 2014 by legitgov

Anti-terrorism laws more frightening than racial abuse, says Muslim group 7 Aug 2014 The Abbott government's proposed changes to anti-terrorism laws are "more destructive" than the shelved amendments to race laws, the Lebanese Muslim Association has argued. Tony Abbott attempted to appeal to Islamic communities on Tuesday by dumping changes to the Racial Discrimination Act in order to preserve "national unity" at a time when the government was seeking to toughen security laws. But the prime minister's gesture failed to satisfy the Lebanese Muslim Association, which said the anti-terrorism amendments seemed to "target the Muslim community" and "give authorities unprecedented and intrusive powers".

Wife of Man Who Filmed NYPD Chokehold Is Arrested

August 7, 2014 by legitgov

Wife of Man Who Filmed NYPD Chokehold Is Arrested 6 Aug 2014 The wife of the man who recorded video of New York Police Department officers performing a fatal chokehold has been arrested on assault charges. Chrissie Ortiz, 30, allegedly struck a woman outside a Staten Island grocery in New York Tuesday after the two got into an argument. She faces a misdemeanor assault charge, the Staten Island Advance reports. Ortiz's arrest comes just days after her husband, 22-year-old Ramsey Orta, was arrested on gun possession charges. While being taken into custody, Orta told arresting officers, "You're just mad because I filmed your boy."

U.S. Homeland Security contractor reports computer breach

August 7, 2014 by legitgov

U.S. Homeland Security contractor reports computer breach 7 Aug 2014 A company that performs background checks for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday it was the victim of a cyber attack, adding in a statement that "it has all the markings of a state-sponsored attack." The computer breach at Falls Church, Virginia-based US Investigations Services (USIS) probably involved the theft of personal information about DHS employees, according to the Washington Post, which first reported the story. DHS said it had suspended all work with the company amid an investigation by the FBI.

Obama Weighs Airstrikes in Iraq

August 7, 2014 by legitgov

Obama Weighs Airstrikes in Iraq 7 Aug 2014 President Obama is considering airstrikes or airdrops of food and medicine to address a humanitarian crisis among as many as 40,000 religious minorities in Iraq who have been dying of heat and thirst on a mountaintop after death threats from the [CIA's] Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, administration officials said on Thursday. The president, in meetings with his national security team at the White House on Thursday morning, has been weighing a series of options ranging from dropping humanitarian supplies on Mount Sinjar to military strikes on the fighters from ISIS now at the base of the mountain, a senior administration official said. The administration had been delaying taking any military action against ISIS until there is a new Iraqi government. But administration officials said on Thursday that the crisis on Mount Sinjar may be forcing their hand. ['The Obama-to-Obusha metamorphosis is nearly complete.' --LRP. 'Can you take the comment out? That transition was complete from day one.' --MDR.]

Snowden granted 3-yr residence permit - lawyer

August 7, 2014 by legitgov

Snowden granted 3-yr residence permit - lawyer 7 Aug 2014 Edward Snowden has received a residence permit in Russia, which is valid for three years, starting on August 1, the former NSA contractor's lawyer announced. "On the first of August he received a three-year residence permit," lawyer Anatoly Kucherena told reporters. He added that Snowden had not asked for political asylum. "He will be able to travel freely within the country and go abroad. He'll be able to stay abroad for not longer than three months," Kucherena said. The former NSA contractor will be able to apply for the Russian citizenship in five years.

UN: Palestinian children tortured, used as human shields by Israel

August 7, 2014 by walden9

Lest we forget (historical): UN: Palestinian children tortured, used as human shields by Israel 20 June 2013 New UN human rights agency report claims Israeli forces arbitrarily arrest Palestinian children in Gaza and West Bank, subject them to degrading treatment, exploit them to scope out potentially dangerous buildings and use them as shields to deter stone throwers.

US senator filibusters live coverage of powerful Palestinian testimonies

August 7, 2014 by walden9

US senator filibusters live coverage of powerful Palestinian testimonies 5 Aug 2014 On Friday, fifteen-year-old Tariq Abukhdeir spoke at a hearing on Capitol Hill about the brutal beating he endured at the hands of Israeli police in early July....The purpose of the hearing was to address Israeli impunity and US complicity in crimes against Palestinians. Tariq was one of six panelists to address the room, which was overflowing with congressional staffers...But just as Tariq started to detail the Israeli beating that left him unconscious and unrecognizable, C-SPAN2, which was broadcasting the hearing live, cut to the Senate floor.

'Help Israel avoid war crimes charges,' Netanyahu urges US lawmakers

August 7, 2014 by walden9

'Help Israel avoid war crimes charges,' Netanyahu urges US lawmakers 7 Aug 2014 Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu appealed to American legislators to help Israel stave off what is likely to be a concerted global push to haul the country's military and political leaders to international courts for alleged [actual] war crimes committed in Gaza, The New York Post is reporting on Thursday.

US missile cruiser enters Black Sea again to 'promote peace'

August 7, 2014 by legitgov

US missile cruiser enters Black Sea again to 'promote peace' 7 Aug 2014 US missile cruiser Vella Gulf has entered the Black Sea in what the American Navy described as a move to "to promote peace and stability in the region." Moscow has considered any such acts as "offensive." The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) entered the Black Sea on Wednesday as part of the effort to "strengthen the collective security of NATO allies and partners in the region," according to a statement by the US 6th Fleet...Vladimir Putin has promised Russia will respond to NATO's expansion towards its borders.

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