Daily Archives: October 12, 2014

Scientists In Russia Developing Three Ebola Vaccines – Health Ministry – 12 October 2014

RT logoRussian scientists are working on three potential Ebola vaccines which they expect to introduce as soon as in the next six months. One of the vaccines is “already ready for clinical trials,” Russia’s health minister Veronika Skvortsova has announced.

“We have created three vaccines,” Skvortsova announced in an interview with Rossiya-1 TV. “One vaccine is based on a strain of Ebola, and the other two have been created by means of genetic engineering.”

Russian virologists have also created an anti-virus drug that, they believe, could be successfully used for treating Ebola as tests have showed that that it is effective in curing Ebola-related diseases.

So far, there is now no licensed treatment or vaccine for the highly contagious disease that has killed over 4,000 people in western Africa since the start of the year and has recently started spreading beyond the region.

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Jon Rappoport – Analyzing Epidemics – 12 October 2014

jon7Let’s face it; a whole lot of people would believe three cows bumping into each other in a field was an epidemic, if they were told it was.

If tomorrow, the CDC came out with the pronouncement that the moon was a giant virus, many people would hide in their cellars.

Conversely, Brian Williams could call people dropping like flies in Times Square the result of one tainted hot dog in Des Moines, and viewers would find a way to buy it.

For years, the CDC trumpeted the yearly death toll from flu, in the US, as 36,000, and no one blinked or trembled. Not a problem. Why? Because no one in charge said: “epidemic.”
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​‘Hostile To Privacy’: Snowden Urges Internet Users To Get Rid Of Dropbox – 12 October 2014

RT logoEdward Snowden has hit out at Dropbox and other services he says are “hostile to privacy,” urging web users to abandon unencrypted communication and adjust privacy settings to prevent governments from spying on them in increasingly intrusive ways.

“We are no longer citizens, we no longer have leaders. We’re subjects, and we have rulers,” Snowden told The New Yorker magazine in a comprehensive hour-long interview.

There isn’t enough investment into security research, into understanding how metadata could better be protected and why that is more necessary today than yesterday, he said.

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Second ‘Snowden’ Leaking Classified Data – Documentary – 12 October 2014

Sccreenshot from Citizenfour (2014) (Image from imdb.com)Sccreenshot from Citizenfour (2014) (Image from imdb.com)

Filmmaker and journalist Laura Poitras’s new film on Edward Snowden has ex-Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald revealing the existence of a second classified document leaker, following August’s official investigation into the possibility.

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden became known worldwide as the first person to have shattered the illusion that private information is safe from unlawful government surveillance.

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Laura Bruno – Desert Blooming Department: Back Yard Garden Pools! – 12 October 2014

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More food from former swimming pools. I used to live in Mesa,AZ and can vouch for the harsh climate and out of place swimming pools. This transformation is amazing. Glad to see them taking things on the road.

This isn’t the first time I’ve posted on the idea of converting water-hogging back yard pools in arid climates to tiny permacultural paradises, but this may be the best article so far on the subject. Note that like Marcin Jakubowski, this couple fall flat on their faces over and over again in their ongoing quest to discover and refine what works and what does not. The best metaphor I know for this business of allowing “failure” to inform us comes from sailing: we tack first one way, then another, in order to go in a straight line. So, with any initiative worth its salt that both holds our attention and activates our passion, we need to learn to just keep that “line” in mind as we  “correct” first one way, then another, over and over and over again.

Like Bob Dylan predicted, way back in 1962, we’re “blowin’ in…

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Dublin Gridlocked As 50,000 Irish Protesters Oppose ‘Ministry Of Thirst’ Water Charges – 12 October 2014

Screenshot from RT RUTPLY
Screenshot from RT RUTPL

Some 50,000 people packed Dublin’s streets to oppose a government plan for a new water tax. The anti-austerity protest came on the same day as a shock by-election victory for an anti-water charges campaigner, and was Ireland’s largest demo in years.

Until now, Ireland’s citizens paid for their water services through general taxation. However this year, the country’s center-right coalition decided to charge households several hundred euro a year for the service, from the start of 2015. The move immediately became unpopular among the country’s population, and has sparked a mass non-payment movement.

The Right2Water Campaign calling for the water bills to be abolished was organized by trade unions, anti-austerity groups and opposition parties. The organizers of the event estimated up to 100,000 of people took part in the anti-austerity march on Saturday, while the Irish Times put the figure at around 50,000.

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‘Justice For Everyone!’ Thousands Stand Up Against Police Brutality In Ferguson, St. Louis – 12 October 2014

RT logoHundreds of protesters standing in front of the Ferguson police department are demanding justice for Mike Brown, a black teenager killed by a white cop. Rallies in downtown St. Louis have drawn thousands, all standing up against police brutality.

The mother of Michael Brown, who was killed in the August 9 shooting, marched with a group of some 300 people on Ferguson police department on Saturday afternoon.

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