Aug 31

Manchester Police Search for Suspect in Credit Card Theft

Manchester police are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect they believe is linked to a credit card theft.

Police say on Thursday an elderly woman accidentally left her wallet on the counter at a Family Dollar store near Middle Turnpike West. That’s when a woman allegedly stole the wallet and charged over a thousand dollars on the victims credit cards, police said.

Police say the suspect is described as a heavier set female with a large afro and was seen on store surveillance video.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this suspect is urged to contact Manchester Police at 860-645-5500.

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Aug 31

CDC says Ebola ‘catastrophe’ could face Sierra Leone as health workers strike

As one of the Ebola epicentres, the district of Kailahun, in eastern Sierra Leone bordering Guinea, was put under quarantine at the beginning of August. ECHO expert Cyprien Fabre visited the distrtict which is home to the largest Ebola treatment and isolation centre ever erected. The 88 bed-facility set up by ECHO partner Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is full to capacity. In the same region, another ECHO partner, the Red Cross and its network of volunteers engage in another crucial task, namely social mobilisation, contact tracing and body management. 4 in 10 Ebola sufferers recover from the lethal disease and try to pick what's left of their lives in a region now cordoned off from the world. Photo credits: ©EC/ECHO/Cyprien Fabre/Flickr

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As one of the Ebola epicentres, the district of Kailahun, in eastern Sierra Leone bordering Guinea, was put under quarantine at the beginning of August. Photo credits: ©EC/ECHO/Cyprien Fabre/Flickr

The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control has warned that the African country of Sierra Leone could face an Ebola “catastrophe” if the nation does not act soon.

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Meanwhile, health workers at a major state-run Ebola treatment center have gone on strike over pay and working conditions, Reuters reported on Saturday.

The current Ebola outbreak, which is the worst in history, has killed over 1,550 people across West Africa and the rate of infection continues to rise. The are reportedly over 3,000 cases of infection.

The UN has called for passenger screening, and the World Health Organization warned of a “high risk” in Kenya earlier this month. In early August, Liberia and Sierra Leone deployed their militaries in response to the outbreak.

Over 400 people have died in Sierra Leone from Ebola during the current outbreak.

There is great concern over the fact that Ebola is actively spreading from remote provinces into the packed cities of Sierra Leone.

In the past, Ebola outbreaks were restricted to villages in remote regions, but now there are significant concerns about infections spreading in Freetown, a city of 1.2 million people, according to The Washington Post.

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned last week that the current outbreak could infect a whopping 20,000 people before it is over.

“The worst Ebola outbreak in history is only getting worse,” the Post reported at the time.

“[I]n many areas of intense transmission the actual number of cases may be 2-4 fold higher than that currently reported,” WHO said.

Tom Frieden, the Director of the CDC, warned that “immediate and urgent action must be taken at every level” in Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone’s health minister was fired on Friday for the mishandling of the epidemic.

The firing of Miatta Kargo was aimed at creating “a conducive environment for efficient and effective handling of the Ebola outbreak,” the Sierra Leone Health Ministry said.

Kargbo’s deputy, Abubakarr Foufanah, was appointed as the new minister.

The CDC has also issued a level 3 travel warning, calling on U.S. residents to avoid all non-essential travel to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea “because of an unprecedented outbreak of Ebola.”

Earlier in the week, the Frieden warned of the spread to other African countries.

“Every day this outbreak goes on, it increases the risk for another export to another country,” he said. “The sooner the world comes together to help Liberia and West Africans, the safer we will all be.”

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Aug 31

Cops to City Council: ‘We Were Given an Illegal Traffic Ticket Quota’

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For those who still say it’s a myth that cops are given quotas for how many tickets they have to write, maybe you’ve never been to Waldo, Florida. The National Motorists Association listed Waldo as the third worst speed trap for a town of 50,000 people or less in 2012, and it’s so bad, billboards like the one above are taken out to warn drivers before they get there.

But earlier this week, five police officers came forward to testify before the Waldo City Council that they are mandated to write a certain number of tickets each shift or face punishment — even though such a quota stands in direct violation of state law. Waldo, by the way, only has seven police officers to begin with.

The Gainesville Sun reported:

Before a packed room, Officer Brandon Roberts told commissioners they were required by Chief Mike Szabo to write 12 speeding citations per 12-hour shift or face punishment. Roberts explained his claims with the help of an electronic presentation and printed emails as evidence.

“We’re doing this with a heavy heart,” Roberts said. “We would never want to go against our fellow officers but we have no faith in our chain of command.”

It was also noted that apparently half of the city’s $1 million budget comes from something officially listed as “police revenue”.

The officers also accused Chief Szabo of enforcing “questionable” traffic stops and abandoning his post and disabling equipment so none of the department staff could find him.

Szabo has since been suspended pending an investigation. Sadly, Waldo Police Cpl. Kenneth Smith, who was named interim chief following Szabo’s suspension, has also been suspended as well.

At least it’s nice to see a few honest cops for a change…

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Aug 31

The couch cleanse

Distorted science. Fabricated watchdog groups. False testimonies. Decades of public deception. It’s the stuff of a summer blockbuster – but truth is stranger than fiction, they say.

And so it is with the story of how, over the course of nearly 40 years, flame retardant substances ended up in nearly every piece of furniture, every electronic, every household ware and article of clothing in the U.S. In a four-part series from 2012, the Chicago Tribune used thousands of government, scientific and internal documents to expose the intricate web of lies that made it possible for chemical companies to fill American homes (cars, classrooms, hospitals…) with compounds known to cause cancer, disrupt sexual and neurological development and impair fertility.

But things seem to be moving in a new, less toxic direction as the California law that has required California manufacturers to include flame retardant chemicals in their products, the law that essentially set the national standard for furniture production since 1975 – Technical Bulletin 117 – was revised last year to allow California manufacturers to produce upholstered furniture without flame retardant foam. The revised standard, TB 117-2013, went into effect on Jan. 1, giving many environmentalists, toxicologists and concerned citizens hope that the Golden State will again lead the way – this time on a less poisonous path. And taking things one step further, if everything goes well on the floor of the California Senate in the last week of August, furniture manufacturers who sell in California will also be required to label whether furnishings do or do not contain flame retardant chemicals, yet another promising step forward for the nation as a whole.

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Aug 31

175 dangerous chemicals in food packaging

A total of 175 chemicals known to be harmful for health are used in food packaging on both sides of the Atlantic, in the European Union countries and the United States, according to a study published by a Swiss non-governmental organization.

As the study authors point out, the use of many of these substances, which are linked to cancer, hormonal disorders or infertility in other products has already been limited or is to be prohibited. However, these regulations do not concern food packaging due to gaps in legislation.

Researchers of theFood Packaging Forum, a non-governmental organization in Switzerland, compared two lists of hazardous chemicals – the so-called ‘Substitute it now!’ list, also known as Sin, and the TEDX list of endocrine disruptors – with three official lists of substances allowed to be used in the manufacture of food packaging, in particular, the ESCO Working Group list of non-plastic food contact substances by European Food Safety Authority, Annex I of EC 10/2011 which includes the allowed plastic food contact substances and the so-called Pew list of food additives authorized in the United States.

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Aug 31

U.S. Court rules that biotech corporations can’t force grain elevator companies to accept GMOs

(NaturalNews) A federal appeals court has ruled that a biotech giant cannot force a grain elevator firm to store a strain of genetically modified corn.As reported by agriculture website Capital Press, Syngenta attempted to employ a 100-plus-year-old warehouse law to force the…

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Aug 31

Tomatoes lower prostate cancer risk by one-fifth

(NaturalNews) In 2014 alone, an estimated 233,000 men will receive a prostate cancer diagnosis, and nearly 30,000 of them will die from the disease. Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer among men worldwide, after lung or bronchial cancer, according to the U.S. Centers…

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Aug 31

40% of Americans now expected to develop type 2 diabetes during lifetime

(NaturalNews) Type 2 diabetes is increasing among Americans at an alarming pace. Researchers have been tracking the number of confirmed cases over the last 26 years, combining data from death certificates and interviews for a population of 600,000 adults.The accelerated rate of…

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Aug 31

Rainforest fungus capable of eating plastic pollution

One of the biggest problems facing the earth, plastic pollution, could soon meet its match if students at Yale University are able to breed a recently discovered plastic-eating fungus on a large scale.

Plastic pollution, exemplified by the giant floating island of trash the size of Texas in the Pacific ocean, is highly detrimental to the world’s ecosystem because it breaks down extremely slow. In fact, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, plastic doesn’t actually biodegrade:

“Plastics do not biodegrade, although, under the influence of solar UV radiations, plastics do degrade and fragment into small particles, termed microplastics.”

This presents humans with a challenge that must soon be met, considering much of our plastic trash ends up in the ocean where it breaks down into toxic microplastics, winding up in sea life. Not only is this dangerous to the sea life, but it’s also dangerous to people because we end up consuming these very fish which we are poisoning with our trash.

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Aug 31

Rainforest fungus capable of eating plastic pollution

One of the biggest problems facing the earth, plastic pollution, could soon meet its match if students at Yale University are able to breed a recently discovered plastic-eating fungus on a large scale.

Plastic pollution, exemplified by the giant floating island of trash the size of Texas in the Pacific ocean, is highly detrimental to the world’s ecosystem because it breaks down extremely slow. In fact, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, plastic doesn’t actually biodegrade:

“Plastics do not biodegrade, although, under the influence of solar UV radiations, plastics do degrade and fragment into small particles, termed microplastics.”

This presents humans with a challenge that must soon be met, considering much of our plastic trash ends up in the ocean where it breaks down into toxic microplastics, winding up in sea life. Not only is this dangerous to the sea life, but it’s also dangerous to people because we end up consuming these very fish which we are poisoning with our trash.

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Aug 30

The Nanny State Is Chemically Castrating Our Children’s Brains

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Government should not be in the business of mandating personal choices and government should never be allowed to legislate choices which should be reserved for parents with regard to their children’s health and welfare. The parents are sovereign over the welfare of their children, not the nanny state.

In the name of increasing the corporate bottom line, the government watchdog industries of the DEA and FDA, as well as the office of the President, have become the willing lap dogs for Big Pharma and this unholy alliance is serving to endanger our children.

Big Pharma has gone to great lengths to increase sales to the youth of America either through chemically castrating our children’s brains or by producing drugs with very serious side effects which serve to seriously degrade both the brain and the body. Our children are being systematically destroyed by the pharmaceutical industry.

Children and Psychotropic Drugs

Psychotropic drugs affect brain activity associated with mental processes and behavior. While such medication “can have significant benefits for those with mental illnesses, they can also have side effects ranging from mild to serious,” including drowsiness, suicidal thoughts, hallucinations, loss of coordination, blurred vision, tremors, weight gain and high cholesterol, according to a report released in 2011 by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). The report was the result of a five-state study on the rates at which kids both in and out of foster care were prescribed psychotropic drugs through Medicaid in 2008.

According to the GAO, foster children in Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon and Texas were prescribed psychotropic drugs at rates 2.7 to 4.5 times higher than children not in foster care. This gap may be because kids usually enter foster care after being abused or neglected and living through traumatic experiences. However, as a former clinician, I can unequivocally state that all factors can affect mental health and this does not warrant the wholesale medicating of our children.

But the GAO report also found that in each of the five states studied, foster kids were more likely to be on five or more psychotropic medications, and many children are placed on doses that exceed U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved levels for their ages thus, increasing the potential for adverse side effects. Some of the medications have not even been approved as safe and effective for children by the FDA.

The Ritalin Conspiracy

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Let’s make up a brain disorder, which parallels normal restlessness of children and then transform a dangerous drug, methamphetamine, and get as many kids on the drug as possible. It is good work if you can find it and pharmaceutical companies like Merck and Eli Lilly are leading the way in medical fraud and in the name of record corporate profits

The use of Ritalin has become so rampant, that even the DEA has become alarmed by the tremendous increase in the prescribing of these drugs in recent years. Since 1990, prescriptions for methylphenidate have increased by 500%, while prescriptions for amphetamine for the same purpose have increased 400%. The American Pediatric Association claims Ritalin is over prescribed by 600%.

For well over a decade, many scientists have speculated that ADD drugs are dangerous and can cause serious injury and death. Etta Brown, a licensed educational psychologist and author of Learning Disabilities: Understanding the Problem and Managing the Challenges explained in response to her study that drugs like Ritalin actually destroy the neural function in children’s brains. As a result, children who have undergone treatment with Ritalin will actually have a much more difficult time processing information and learning new things. This kind of defeats the purpose of getting children to sit still in school while placed in a zombified state.

Brown further reported that Ritalin is responsible for the development of a permanent tic in the face, neck, and head of many of the children who have taken or are taking it. Ironically, Ritalin is responsible for causing far more serious neurological damage than the problems it is alleged to treat. Meta analyses studies over the years have revealed that while drugs like Ritalin visibly place children into a trance like state, these drugs destroy the vulnerable, delicate and developing nervous systems which can and does permanently cripple their ability to function as normal human beings.

On his deathbed, the “father” of ADHD, Leon Eisenberg, admitted that the disorder was a fraud that sets up children for life-long risks of drug addiction and failure.

The Gardasil Conspiracy

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Don’t feel sorry for Texas governor, Rick Perry, as he has been indicted on felony charges related to abuse of power. Actually, Perry should have indicted for reckless manslaughter years ago for his part in making the Gardasil vaccination mandatory in Texas. Perry’s spirit of depraved indifference is responsible for the deaths of over a hundred innocent adolescent girls. One should not be surprised since Perry is an aspiring globalist, has attended a Bilderberg meeting and as such, views the human race with great disdain.

One of Big Pharma's best friends.

Another unscrupulous politician Toni G. Atkins, D-San Diego once got a bill passed into California state law which places every child in danger in California. The Atkins bill begs the question of who has the ultimate authority of the welfare of our children. Is it the state or is it the parents? Well, if you live in California, the nanny state state purports to have the final say. The Atkins bill made it legal for a school district or a doctor to medicate or inoculate a child without parental notification.

In an era when Gardasil has resulted in needless tragedy for over 40,000 children who have been vaccinated by well intentioned doctors who are ignorant of the side effects, we are now witnessing states like California mandating the forced inoculation of young girls with Gardasil.

What the medical establishment is not telling you is that thousands of girls are having adverse reactions to the HPV Vaccines, even the most ardent defenders of Gardasil admit that some children have even died -at last count, at least 103 lives have been lost to Gardasil and that is a gross underestimation. This is a brilliant strategy being invoked by California, Texas et al, when their actions collective state “Let’s kill the girls, thus preventing them from having sex, thus, preventing STD’s”.

You remember MERCK don’t you? They were the creator of the wonder death drug, Vioxx. This is the same Merck, who only after intense pressure from the medical community and the media decided to pull the dangerous drug, Vioxx, from the market after an estimated 140,000 adverse reactions had already occurred. And the pulling of Vioxx occurred only after a safety trial was stopped because there was an undeniable and increased risk for serious cardiovascular dangers such as heart attacks and strokes from using the drug.

Merck has been no less reckless in their administration of Gardasil as they were with Vioxx. First and foremost, Merck and the Food and Drug Administration’s clinical trials have been called into question for blatant fraud committed during the required FDA testing period. Both the control group and the experimental group, in the clinical trials, were given the aluminum adjuvant contained in the Gardasil. Control group and experimental group comparisons are done to ensure public safety from adverse side effects as much as possible. In this case, it would have be standard practice to provide the control group with a saline solution instead of the aluminum adjuvant in order to determine the risk posed by the adjuvant given to the experimental group. In failing to follow these research norms, Merck and the FDA have endangered the public health.

These research protocols violate every known tenant to proper research; it represents an air of unprofessionalism, not to mention criminal fraud, which clearly demonstrates collusion to commit fraud against the general public on behalf of Merck as sponsored by the FDA. In fact, Judicial Watch was forced to file a lawsuit under the Public Records Act in order to obtain the obfuscated side effect results as the FDA tried to cover up their own complicity in this research fraud by refusing to release the relevant documents.

Gardasil is marketed as a vaccine that prevents cancer, but the drug has not been evaluated for the potential to cause cancer or genotoxicity. Gardasil is a prophylactic, preventative vaccine and is of absolutely no value in the treatment of a pre-existing HPV infection. It is neither a cancer vaccine nor a cure; yet, the public has been led to believe that this is the case. The New England Journal of Medicine found that there remains no conclusive proof that Gardasil altered the course of HPV-16 or HPV-18 infection for which the patient was symptomatic prior to the administration of the first dose. In other words, this is fraud in the first degree.

Gardasil is the most costly vaccine ever to be approved by the FDA. However, its long-term effectiveness is not known and several estimates state that Gardasil’s life as a vaccine could be only two to three years. This opens up the distinct possibility that a Gardasil vaccinated child will require several booster shots which will undoubtedly increase the bottom line for Merck, but the risk for side-effects among the vaccinated could increase exponentially with each successive vaccination.

The VAERS reports show that as many as 171 people have died after receiving Gardasil. The VAERS reports document identifies 38 reports of Guillain-Barre Syndrome among juvenile females who previously received the Gardasil vaccine. Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a catastrophic illness that attacks the nervous system which can and often does result in paralysis. Ironically, Gardasil is being developed against only four types of HPV. However, there is over 100 strains of HPV, 30 of which are transmitted sexually. Just what could have Governor Perry, California Governor Brown and Representative Atkins been thinking?

Do you not think that this is the first time that this kind of dangerous medical fraud has been and will be visited upon your children for profit and political career advancement? Think again! The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that boys of the age of 11 to 12 years should be vaccinated with the vaccine against HPV with the Gardasil vaccination. Even my doctors are serving the Big Pharma agenda, as evidenced by the fact that my son’s former pediatrician relentlessly tried to give my then 11 year old son the Gardasil injection. When I presented the good doctor with some of the data contained in this report, he replied “your ideas are not contained within the mainstream of medicine.” Since when is scientific research required to reflect the mainstream of the Big Pharma agenda? The moral of this story is to fire your doctor and find a health care provider who is committed to the welfare of their patients.

The Coming Ebola Vaccination

One of the three entities tasked with the hasty creation of the Ebola virus is GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). It is not reassuring to future Ebola vaccine recipients that in 2012 GSK plead guilty in the largest health fraud settlement in United States medical history. GSK was fined $3 billion to resolve both criminal and civil liability charges related to illegal drug marketing and purposely withholding information about health hazards associated with its diabetes drug Avandia and other drugs as well, including the antidepressant Paxil, which was illegally marketed to children and adolescents for everything from depression to shyness.

GSK’s hidden partner, Monsanto, voted the most evil corporation year after year, is also involved in the creation of an Ebola vaccine. Mark my words, this vaccine, no matter how hastily produced, no matter how untested and no matter how dangerous, will be mandatory in order for children to go to school or be in attendance at any event in which crowds are present. I am further predicting that we will see multitude of 2015 Ebola vaccine riots across America over this coming vaccine which will be researched, tested and produced in a mere three to five month instead of the requisite three to five year period.

Meanwhile, the chemical castration of our children’s brains continued unabated courtesy of the collusion between Big Pharma and the government’s policy and law makers.

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Aug 30

Does America Need a Chief Technology Officer?

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Looks like there’s going to be a new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Huh? I didn’t even know there was such a thing. We must have had one since so much technology has been produced over the past 130 years.

The CTOs must have been in the background making sure inventors and risk takers could produce things like the following:

The cotton gin, telephone, incandescent bulb, airplane, mass produced automobiles, phonograph, typesetting machines, film cameras, film projector, video cameras, CDs, DVDs, cell phones, smart phones, laptop computers, Bluetooth, Google, desktop publishing, and a million and one other advances in technology.

Where was the current CTO when the disastrous Obamacare website was being built for $1.7 billion? Todd Park held the position when the site was proposed. “Park helped to lead the effort to fix the much maligned Obamacare portal, HealthCare.gov.” Seems to me that the Chief Technology Officer should have made sure it worked from the start.

Liberals claim that there is no place where the budget can be cut. Where there’s one Technology Officer you can bet your life that there are at least 100 people who have been hired to assist the position.

The reason the government needs a Geek squad is because the government does too much. It has its fingers into everything. There was no need for HealthCare.gov since there was no need for nationalized healthcare. The same assessment can be made for nearly everything the government does.

Let me have the budget for one week, and I’ll cut enough spending that our taxes could be lowered by 50 percent and almost nobody would know that a penny had been cut.

The irony here is that the person being picked for the position used to work for Google.

Google Inc. (GOOG) executive Megan Smith is close to heading to the White House.

“Smith, 49, who was most recently a vice president at Google’s X lab, is a top candidate for the role of U.S. chief technology officer, according to people with knowledge of the matter, who asked not to be identified because the process is private.

“Smith would become the third person to fill the CTO job, after Aneesh Chopra and Todd Park, who recently resigned and is returning home to California this month. Park will take on a new role for President Barack Obama‘s administration as a technology adviser based in Silicon Valley, the White House said yesterday.”

Of course, this is all about politics. Deep in the bowels of the government machine discussions have taken place on how to capitalize on the technology sector for future political gain.

Once free-enterprise startups like Google make it big, they start getting involved in politics so they can protect their dominance governmentally. They become technology’s roadblock to innovation.

“The CTO serves as a kind of White House chief geek-in-residence, tasked with overseeing the government’s use of technology, including finding ways to create jobs and increase the use of broadband.”

You don’t need to be a geek to know how to create jobs. First, governments don’t create jobs. The only money a government has is the money it takes from people who work for a living. Giving that money to other people does not create jobs. If tax payers got to keep their money they could invest and spend more money, and that would create real jobs. This way, the market would know what technology was needed or wanted.

Second, entrepreneurs create jobs. Google knows this. Nearly everything Google does is free to consumers, and yet it’s a multi-billion dollar company. How do they do it since they can’t print money like the government? They weren’t restricted by government regulations.

Print media is about to go the way of rotary dial telephones and typewriters.

A Chief Technology Officer, like every other government official, will only increase the reach of the State and grow the government.

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Aug 30

Five Civil Questions to Pose to Your Liberal Friends

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If I were being totally honest, I would say that it has not been my experience that very many left-leaning folks in this country want to have an honest dialogue on the key issues that separate left from right. This is particularly true amongst the academically credentialed leftists I have encountered who presumably know they have nothing to gain by exposing their worldview or ability to defend it.

However, the vast majority of us know some in our Rolodex of friends and co-workers who are naturally inclined towards a more left-wing (liberal), pro-Democratic Party stance/platform, and yet are willing to engage and discuss the various issues that separate us. This article is intended for your discussions with THESE people, for whom I believe these questions may be useful in their attempts to think through their liberal political worldview, or your attempts to engage them in such.

This article is NOT intended as a device to make an argument in and of itself – these are real QUESTIONS – not answers.

Hopefully, they are thought-provoking as I intend them. I could have used twenty questions but I kept it simple with five. I would not bother with that crowd of closed-minded smugsters who don’t warrant your time; but maybe just one person may challenge their own understanding of the real socio-political and socio-economic environment we find ourselves in today.

1. Do you believe public employee unions have been a constructive force in American society or a destructive one? If the latter, do you acknowledge the relationship between public employee unions and the Democratic party/agenda, and how do you feel about that? If you believe they’ve been a constructive force in American society, could you elaborate?

2. Are you for MORE government in American lives or LESS government? The confusion lies in the left’s pretty consistent opposition to things like school choice and health care freedom, but pretty consistent support for things like abortion rights and gay marriage. Should we want more government for some things and less for others, and if so, how do you draw those lines?

3. Would you consider the “war on poverty” of the last fifty years to have been a success? If so, by what basis do you see it as such? If not, what do you think was done wrongly and by what basis do you think even greater federal government intervention would succeed in defeating poverty?

4. Do you like big money in politics or dislike it? If you dislike it, do you believe it should be demonized when the last name is Soros and Steyer or only Koch? At what economic point does a person lose his or her right to participate in elections, and regardless of what that point is, do you believe it applies to both parties or just one?

5. Does the economy function better with greater regulation or less regulation? If the former, can you think of an industry or company or product or innovation that has thrived with more regulation? If the latter, do you believe the current Democratic Party is committed to freer markets or more restrictive markets? Which one is better for middle class people?

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Aug 30

Volcanic fissure erupted in Holuhraun, near Dyngjujökull Glacier

After an earthquake hit in the area, a volcanic eruption occurred Friday in Iceland, resulting in a temporary no-fly order.

The eruption started in Holuhraun, north of the Dyngjujökull Glacier, which is located in northern Vatnajökull, just after midnight Friday, local time, the Icelandic Meteorological Office said.

Scientists who are in the area close to the eruption estimate that the volcanic fissure in Holuhraun is about 1 km (0.62 miles) long, according to the Iceland Civil Protection Department.

Four likely scenarios exist for future seismic and volcanic activity in the area, government officials said.

They include the migration of magma stopping, which would result in a gradual reduction in seismic activity and no further eruptions; a dike could reach the Earth’s surface north of Dyngjujökull causing another eruption, possibly on a new fissure; or an eruption occurs again where either the fissure is partly or entirely beneath Dyngjujökull and likely produce a flood in Jökulsá á Fjöllum and perhaps explosive, ash-producing activity, according to the Met Office website.

The fourth scenario is for Bardarbunga to erupt, causing an outburst flood and possibly an explosive, ash-producing activity.

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Aug 30

JOE McCARTHY MIGHT BE DEAD BUT HIS DAMAGE LIVES ON

“I was made out to be a monster, and I did nothing wrong,” Moskowitz told Law Journal affiliate Am Law Daily. “All I want is to clear my name before it’s too late.”

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Aug 30

American CNN reporter hasnt found any Russian tanks

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Aug 30

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia issues dire warning: Jihadists could reach Europe and America in a matter of months

The man who now leads them warned his American captors, “I’ll see you guys in New York.”

They could exploit the porous southern U.S. border for an attack, and on Thursday President Barack Obama said, “We don’t have a strategy yet” to fight them.

The Islamic State has blitzed its way into control across a huge swath of Syria and Iraq in recent months, and on Friday, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia issued a dire warning: Jihadists could reach Europe and America in a matter of months.

As Agence France-Presse reported Saturday:

“If we ignore [the Islamic State], I am sure they will reach Europe in a month and America in another month,” [King Abdullah] said in remarks quoted on Saturday by Asharq al-Awsat daily and Saudi-backed Al-Arabiya television station.

“Terrorism knows no border and its danger could affect several countries outside the Middle East,” said the king who was speaking at a welcoming ceremony on Friday for new ambassadors, including a new envoy from Saudi ally the United States.

As he listed the atrocities the Islamic State has committed, the Saudi king plead for western aid.

“It is no secret to you, what they have done and what they have yet to do,” King Abdullah said, citing jihadists’ penchant for beheading their enemies. “I ask you to transmit this message to your leaders: ‘Fight terrorism with force, reason and speed.’”

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Aug 30

Clouds Roll In Tonight, Thunderstorms Possible Tomorrow

-Partly cloudy, breezy this evening

-Clouds roll in tonight, not nearly as cool.

-Clouds, Showers and Thunderstorms possible late Sunday and Sunday Night

-Summer heat and humidity for Labor Day

Tonight will not be nearly as cool as the last couple nights as clouds will move in ahead of a developing warm front. This warm front will slowly approach Connecticut with showers and thunderstorms late Sunday and Sunday night in which some of these storms could produce locally heavy rainfall and flash flooding. It will not be a complete washout as the warm front moves north of the region on Labor Day; expect a mix of hazy sun and clouds along with increasing heat and humidity. Next week will feel like July rather than September, as temperatures could reach the 90 degree mark by the middle of next week. Don’t put the beachwear away yet!

Forecast Details:

Tonight: Partly cloudy, not as cool. Low: 60′s.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, some intervals of hazy sun, warm and humid, chance for a few passing thunderstorms during the evening and especially at night. High: low 80′s.

Labor Day: A blend of clouds and hazy sun, chance for a scattered late day thunderstorm: High: mid-upper 80′s.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, hot and humid, chance for a late day thunderstorm. High: 85-90.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, warm less humid. High: 80′s.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, warm and pleasant. High: 80′s.

Friday: Sunny and hot. High: 90.

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Aug 30

Sanctioning Immorality in the Name of Legal Fiction

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Justice Anthony Kennedy’s majority opinion in the overthrow of the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013 made a mess of marriage. He opened a Pandora’s Box of future litigation. Polygamists see that they’re next in line for judicial satisfaction. who will be next?

It reminds me of the Neil Diamond song “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show”:

It’s Love, Brother Love, say
Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show
Pack up the babies and grab the old ladies
And ev’ryone goes, ’cause everyone knows
Brother Love’s show

In order for same-sex marriage to be dignified, same-sex sex has to be dignified. There is no way morally, biologically, reasonably, or historically that same-sex sex can be made to look respectable. Once the abnormality of same-sex sex is dignified by legal fiction, we can no longer claim that any sexual relationship can be labeled inappropriate.

Using surrogate humans for their electrical charges (as in the Matrix) could be viewed as morally acceptable as killing children in the womb or using non-sex organs as orifices for official legal acceptance and calling the “union” marriage.

This brings me to Charles Lindbergh (1902–1974). There are probably millions of people today who have never heard of Lindbergh. Lindbergh was a national hero after he made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean on May 20–21, 1927.

Then there as the kidnapping and murder of the Lindberg baby (Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.) and the Trial of the Century that followed. “Newspaper writer H. L. Mencken called the kidnapping and subsequent trial ‘the biggest story since the Resurrection.”

If you don’t know much about Lindbergh’s solo transatlantic flight, I suggest you sit down and watch The Spirit of St. Louis (1956) starring Jimmy Stewart.It was a huge event.

The hero Lindbergh had a secret. While married to Anne Morrow, he had two families in Germany. He was a secret practitioner of polygamy.

“[F]rom 1957 until his death in 1974, Lindbergh had a relationship with German hat maker Brigitte Hesshaimer (1926–2003) who lived in a small Bavarian town called Geretsried (35 km south of Munich). On November 23, 2003, DNA tests proved that he fathered her three children. The two managed to keep the love affair secret; even the children did not know the true identity of their father, whom they saw when he came to visit once or twice per year using the alias ‘Careu Kent.’ . . . At the same time as Lindbergh was involved with Brigitte Hesshaimer, he also had a relationship with her sister, Marietta (born 1924), who bore him two more sons.”

If same-sex marriages are “dignified,” then what can anybody say against Lindbergh’s polygamy? The Court has turned law on its head. Now everything is up for grabs. The moral fallout will be devastating. It didn’t stop with same-sex marriage and it won’t stop with bigamy and polygamy as a federal judge just made evident in a Utah case.

It’s not that people are not living as adulterers, bigamists, and polygamists and won’t in the future. It’s been so since the beginning (Gen 4:19).

The issue is the sanctioning of these relationships by the courts. It’s one thing to acknowledge that people act immorally, it’s another thing to abolish laws legitimizing such behaviors.

Archimedes (c. 287 BC–c. 212 BC) Moving the World Needing a Place to Stand to Accomplish the Task

There is no longer a moral standard, a behavioral pou sto, a fixed moral place to stand. We are left with judges creating fiat law. We shouldn’t be surprised that they are doing this since the government has been making fiat money for a lot longer (see Isa. 1:21-23).

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Aug 30

State Police Investigate Untimely Death at Lime Rock Park

State Police are investigating the untimely death of an experienced driver at Lime Rock Park in Salisbury this afternoon.

The incident happened around 2:30 pm at the 32nd annual Historic Festival of Racing, according to a Lime Rock Spokesperson.

State Police and a park spokesperson said that’s when Lee Duran, 73, of Lyme lost control of his race car in turn seven, known as the downhill corner, went off the road and crashed.

Police said Duran was taken to Sharon Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A spokesperson for Lime Rock park said he was one of approximately 25 to 30 other participants in the race. No other vehicles were involved in the incident.

Lime Rock Park is a natural terrain road course that opened in April 1957 and is notable in the racing industry. This was the first fatality of the Historic Festival of Racing event since it began in 1983.

Police say the incident is still under investigation.

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