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A Reality Check

For those who are gloating on the new records set on Wall Street and the collapse of gold:

JP Morgan:  $78 TRILLION in derivatives / $1.8 Trillion in assets
Citibank: $56 TRILLION in derivatives / $1.2 Trillion in assets
Bank of America:  $53 TRILLION in derivatives / $1.5 Trillion in assets
Goldman Sachs (aka US Government): $48 TRILLION in derivatives / $89 BILLION in assets


That is only four banks. We all know that this will end badly. Except for those grounded in fantasy.

David DeGerolamo

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Four More North Carolina Judges Resign Over Refusal To Conduct Same-Sex Weddings

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Since gay marriage was legalized in North Carolina on Oct. 10, at least six North Carolina judges have resigned from their benches because they do not want to go against their Christian faith and conduct wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples.

While it was reported last week that Rockingham County magistrate John Kallam Jr. and Swain County magistrate Gilbert Breedlove resigned from their positions because of the legalization of gay marriage, media reports have surfaced indicating that at least four other magistrates have done the same.

All six magistrates, Kallam, Breedlove, Bill Stevenson (Gaston County), Tommy Holland (Graham County), Gayle Myrick (Union County) and Jeff Powell (Jackson County) say they are waiting on God to give them direction in starting the next phases of their lives.


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Spain’s security chief:Isis wants to spread Ebola

Isis wants to spread Ebola: security chief

Spain’s state secretary for security, Francisco Martínez, has told Congress that jihadists with connections to the extremist force Isis have discussed on internet forums how they could use Ebola as a weapon against the United States and the West in general.

Speaking on Wednesday in the congressional Interior Committee, Martínez pointed to internet conversations of this kind as proof that jihadists treat cyberspace as “an extension of the battlefield”.

The state secretary said that it was necessary to combat the online challenge posed by extremists’ use of the internet, explaining that terrorist groups have identified six objectives in their online activities: “Threatening enemies through propaganda, preparing operations, exchanging information, ideological training, recruiting new members and acquiring finance”.


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‘Absolute clusterf—.’ Did the CDC just get caught deleting embarrassing Ebola pages from its website?

Yesterday, this story in the New York Post was making the rounds among conservatives on Twitter. In a nutshell, the Post reported that information on the CDC’s website said that Ebola could be spread with a sneeze or a cough:


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Halloween … now coming to your door every day

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Man Caught Stealing Delaware Campaign Signs Turns Himself In


On Wednesday, a video surfaced of a man caught stealing Republican campaign signs in Middletown, Del.

“We got you taking those signs,” First State Liberty representatives, who filmed the video, said. “You’re stealing those signs, put ‘em back. That is theft.”

“No it’s not,” the man stealing the signs said. “There is no name on these signs.”

“Yes there are, right here,” the FSL cameraman said. “Property of the Republican Party.”

On Thursday, 54-year-old Dana Long turned himself into the Middletown Police Department Headquarters in response to a warrant for Class A misdemeanor theft, according to a news release from the police department.

Long, the husband of state Sen. Bethany Hall-Long, was processed and was video arraigned. He was given an unsecured bail of $250 and released.


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From BattlefieldUSA:

Me? I won’t do it. I will NOT vote for a republican, much less a democrat. If that means I don’t vote, then I don’t vote. For to many people, they think that as long as they don’t vote for the devil himself, and vote for his demons… they voted a principle. A vote for the devils minions, is a vote for the devil himself.

But then again…

Population statistics reveal that Muslims make up less than 1% of the American population. Government statistics recently showed that the homosexual population makes up 1.6% of the American population.

Let those numbers sink in. Why do both groups make Christians cower and run for cover?

Government doesn’t fear Christianity because American Christians no longer fear God. Christians have tamed God. They have domesticated Him. The Lion no longer roars…He meows. Jesus has become as compliant as the family’s pet.

The answer is easy and obvious. It is a four letter word…FEAR


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Intrusive irrelevance of the State …

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I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life…

It is a surprising and memorable, as well as valuable experience, to be lost in the woods…

One afternoon, near the end of the first summer, when I went to the village … I was seized and put into jail, because … I did not pay a tax to, or recognize the authority of the State which buys and sells men, women, and children, like cattle, at the door of its senate-house.

I had gone down to the woods for other purposes.  But wherever a man goes, men will pursue and paw him with their dirty institutions, and, if they can, constrain him to belong to their desperate odd-fellow society.

It is true, I might have resisted forcibly with more or less effect, might have run “amok” against society; but I preferred that society should run “amok” against me, it being the desperate party.

I was never molested by any person but those who represented the State.




Henry David Thoreau


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Multiple NC Campaign Workers Willing to Aid Non-Citizen With Felony Kay Hagan Votes

From YouTube:

A stunning undercover video exposes a reckless disregard of election law in North Carolina. Multiple campaign operatives and workers, both democrats and republicans, encourage felony voter fraud.

A Project Veritas Action operative poses as an enthusiastic wanna-be voter, who also happens to be a non U. S. citizen. When she asks campaign managers and other campaign operatives if it is okay if she votes they all say yes, no problem.

Greg Amick, Campaign Manager for Mecklenburg County Sheriff hopeful Irwin Carmichael, says, ‘it shouldn’t be an issue at all.” Martin Kelly, the father of Superior Court Judge candidate David Kelly adds, “If they registered her, then she can’t get in trouble. All they can do is say no. They can’t do anything else.”


This video was from the Charlotte area.

The Triangle area video; different scenario, comes out on Monday.

John P

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Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out: ‘I’m proud to be gay’

Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

I doubt there will be any backlash on what I would consider to be blasphemy. Mr. Cook’s pride in being a homosexual shows two sins: sexual immorality and pride.

Romans 1:26-28

 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.

And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.

If  Mr. Cook had any knowledge of the Bible, he would also know that homosexuality is not one of God’s gifts.

David DeGerolamo


Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out: ‘I’m proud to be gay’

Apple CEO Tim Cook came out Thursday, acknowledging publicly for the first time that he is gay.

“Let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me,” he wrote in a column in Bloomberg Businessweek.


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Andrew Klavan: Is Obamacare Working, Or Are We All Going to Die?

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While entertaining, this story is disturbing for two reasons:

1. Why is the secret service investigating an artist for political comments?

2. Is this how two secret service agents dress to conduct an official interview on behalf of the country?

I hope that this is just a prank from Sabo.

David DeGerolamo

Secret Service Agents Pay a Visit to Anti-Obama Artist Sabo

His Twitter feed is uncensored and some argue his comments can go too far. In fact, a few of Sabo’s recent tweets struck a nerve and got the attention of the United States Secret Service. One of the tweets involved bringing back Harvey Lee Oswald as a zombie.


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FEC May Yank 1st Amendment Guards for Drudge, Rest of Internet

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GRNC Alert 10-29-14: State Fair Gun Ban Claims Three Victims

Today GRNC President Paul Valone issued the following open letter to NC Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler who implemented an illegal ban of handgun carry during this year’s state fair. In a painful irony that is attracting national media attention, three attendees became victims of an armed robbery walking to their car after attending the fair.
An open letter to North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler 
Dear Commissioner Troxler:

So much has happened since last we spoke. Since then, as we both know, an activist judge sanctioned your willful misinterpretation of N.C.G.S. 14-415.23, allowing you to prohibit lawful concealed carry at the state fair.

When concealed carry at the fair was under debate, GRNC pointed out that ostensibly “gun free” zones actually attract sociopaths and criminals who know potential victims are disarmed. Indeed, of mass shootings in the United States since 1958, all but two have taken place in “victim disarmament zones.”

At a highly publicized press conference, you responded that you would have more than two hundred armed law enforcement officers inside the fair, to which we noted that your prohibition would still leave concealed handgun permit-holders defenseless in parking areas surrounding the fairground.

When your security chief, Joel Keith, was asked at yet another press conference whether disarmed fair-goers could receive armed escorts to their vehicles, he responded in the affirmative. Unfortunately, that promise was carried out only reluctantly, and only when people demanded it. Worse, the metal detectors you promised for fair entrances were used only sporadically, as numerous fairgoers have reported.

Sometimes, I hate to be right: Three of the people you purported to protect were robbed at gun point. That’s right, Commissioner Troxler; in case you haven’t heard, here is an early account from WTVD:

“Raleigh police are looking for two armed men who robbed three people at gunpoint late Saturday night near the North Carolina State University Club. 

“Police say the victims were robbed around 11:35 p.m. as they were walking back to their vehicles on Hillsborough Street after leaving the North Carolina State Fair. Fortunately, no one was injured. 

“The suspects drove off in a tan or cream-colored Lincoln. They’re described as two black males, one wearing a gray-hooded sweatshirt, one wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and each armed with handguns.” [Emphasis added]

Where were your law enforcement officers when these innocent people were victimized, Commissioner Troxler? What if the criminals hadn’t just robbed them, but murdered them as well? One of the suspects is in custody but, of course, that would be far too late to help the victims.

Consider that by holding press conferences and announcing to the world that fair-goers would be disarmed, you also declared open season on them by informing violent predators that their victims would be defenseless. Indeed, you and Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens should count yourselves fortunate that nobody was killed.

Even before our involvement, word of your failure to follow through on protecting the fair-goers you disarmed is spreading throughout the gun rights community nationwide. Perhaps you should convene another press conference … this time, to issue an apology.


F. Paul Valone

President, Grass Roots North Carolina


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The Imbecilic Notion of Limited Government by Bill Buppert

I think I have written enough over the years about the gulag totalitarian state that everyone enjoys calling America. I’ve published a book that speaks to the imbecility of limited government and its brain-dead adherents. Mind you, I used to be paralyzed from the neck up myself and believed in the nonsense of voting, limited government and the distinct possibility that if we got just the right humans in office, we’d skip down the yellow brick road with no need for anything while politicians would spew magic fairy dust out of their asses and we’d think it was air freshener.

But, no, grown ups have discovered that all politicians are psychopaths and sociopaths; it is only the parasite class of the political nomenklatura who continue to be the nation’s largest gathering of adult toddlers outside of Hollywood.

So if you haven’t read my book, I wanted to provide the reader’s digest version of why limited government is impossible. There is no historical precedent whatsoever east or west of a statist entity arising out of the ashes of the latest secessionist movement and able to control the size it grows to as the cancer of the state metastasizes with time. None. Revolution either wholly transforms an existing government or rends chunks of an existing polity into another totalitarian aspirant in its embryonic stages squealing to grow into the abomination that is government today and has been government always.


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russian war games

by Dave Hodges

Yesterday, I reported that Putin has been aligning his new military allies in India, Brazil, Bolivia, El Salvador, Cuba, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, China, and even in South Africa in attempt to force the U.S. to prepare for a Red Dawn scenario here at home in the event that hostilities break out. This was Putin’s version of “Plan B” as he obviously was anticipating the loss of control over Ukraine.

After the pro-Western forces prevailed in Ukraine’s recent election, Putin wasted no time in putting an approximate 60% embargo of Russian oil and gas shipments into Europe, via Ukraine. An embargo, much like a blockade is an act of war. And war is largely where this present situation is headed.

Gas prices are quickly rising in London. Britain’s energy prices have already soared 18% as of this morning with the announcement that Putin is placing an embargo of energy Russian energy shipments into Europe. It is estimated that Europe gets anywhere from 25% to 33% of its energy needs from Russian sources, much of it via Ukraine.


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Obama: Americans ‘Hiding Under the Covers’ Over Ebola Makes Me ‘Frustrated’

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Five people in Indiana being monitored for Ebola symptoms, state health officials say

State health officials are monitoring five people in Indiana for Ebola symptoms in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

All are considered low risk. Indiana was one of the first states to begin “direct active monitoring” of returning travelers. Gov. Mike Pence and the Indiana State Department of Health implemented the policy on Oct. 16.

Monitoring includes twice-daily temperature and symptom checks by local health agencies. The state health department then records the results.

Two patients have completed the monitoring protocol while five others are currently under observation. They’re cooperating with the protocol, which lasts 21 days. State health officials aren’t releasing the names of the counties where travelers are being monitored in accordance with privacy laws.


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Who’s ‘Chickensh*t’? The Goldberg Variation

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In an already much talked about article for The Atlantic, “The Crisis in U. S. – Israeli Relations is Officially Here,” Jeffrey Goldberg quotes a senior administration official accusing  Benjamin Netanyahu – among a long list of unpleasant things — of being a “chickensh*t.”

Never mind for a moment the absurdity of an (of course anonymous) Obama official calling the Israeli PM a coward when Netanyahu has been personally under fire in two wars, volunteering for the second after having been wounded by a gun shot in the first (his brother, as many will remember, was killed during the raid on Entebbe — both Netanyahus were in Sayeret Matkal) at approximately the time the official’s boss Barry was lulling on a balmy Hawaiian beach smoking “choom” with his gang. What’s the right word for this?  Hypocrisy is a bit weak, isn’t it?  Or is it simply the desperate rumblings of a failed administration?


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Proper response to “workplace violence” …


Credit to Blue’s Blog

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Not A Typical Democrat Resume Enhancement

What is it with political hacks from Arkansas and Illinois? The details of the candidate for Lt. Governor of Arkansas stint as a male stripper are shown below. I am sure that Bill Clinton is seething over this “resume enhancement” by a fellow Democrat. I do not believe either party represents the Constitution, morality or Sacred honor. Which leaves any moral man or woman in a difficult position.

David DeGerolamo

Democrat Running for Lt. Governor of Arkansas Used to be a Stripper

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Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor in Arkansas John Burkhalter said being a male stripper in Little Rock was one of the many “tough jobs” he had in his past.

“I did have that job for a while, a very short time,” Burkhalter told Larry Henry in an interview for 5NEWS, a CBS affiliate in Arkansas. He was asked about being portrayed as a candidate with a “different background, from Chippendales dancer to multi-millionaire.”

“It was when I was in Little Rock,” Burkhalter said. “I’ve always been an athlete, and I was actually buying cows from a farm.”

“I had like 17 acres in a little place called Billy Goat Hill, which is in North Pulaski County, and I was trying to make my way in life,” he said.

On a message board entitled “Old Chippendales,” a user going by the name “very married,” recalled Burkhalter’s stripper days.

“John was once a major body builder and moonlighted as a male stripper in so called straight strip joints in a low-end southern Chippendale style circuit,” the message said. “He wore white tuxes with tails and handed out long stem roses to ladies, then took everything off.”


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Hagan Contractor Applications Raise Questions

U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan’s husband Charles “Chip” Hagan, a Greensboro attorney, certified to the North Carolina licensing board for electrical contractors that their son Tilden Hagan worked 3,500 hours installing electrical wiring and equipment over a period of 324 days in 2012 — requiring Tilden to work consecutive 76-hour weeks over that period.

Carolina Journal calculated the hours by comparing claims the Hagans made on applications Tilden Hagan filed for North Carolina contracting licenses in the “limited” and “unlimited” categories. On both applications, only one person attested to Tilden’s experience as an electrical installer: Chip Hagan, Tilden’s father. On the application for an unlimited license, a second person attested to Tilden’s experience: William Stewart, Tilden’s brother-in-law.

The executive director of the state board that issues electrical contracting licenses told CJ the board is obliged to investigate credible information challenging any license application, though he would not comment specifically on the Hagan applications.

Holding an unlimited license affords Tilden the ability to manage projects of a greater scope and monetary value than he could perform with a limited license. The experience requirements for an unlimited license are greater, but the licensing board allows applicants to use personal recommendations from people claiming to be supervisors without requiring any documentation to back up those claims.


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Ben Shapiro: The Myth or The True Story of Michael Brown, Gentle Giant

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As we prepare to send the next set of dolts to DC …

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Satellite Photos Show N. Korean Test Stand for Submarine Missile

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Satellite images of a North Korean submarine facility show what appears to be a missile tube being developed for a future ballistic missile submarine.

The commercial imagery was disclosed Tuesday in an article published Tuesday by the group 38 North.

The photos show was appears to be a test stand for a submarine-launched ballistic missile.

“A review of commercial satellite imagery since 2010 covering submarine bases and submarine shipyards has identified a new test stand at the North’s Sinpo South Shipyard, probably intended to explore the possibility of launching ballistic missiles from submarines or of a shipboard vertical launch ballistic missile capability,” wrote Joseph S. Bermudez Jr., a North Korea expert with AllSource Analysis, Inc.


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Does Ebola Fear Justify Involuntary Detention?

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Dems need ground game to save Kay Hagan

Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) is bringing out the big guns to rally the Democratic base to the polls, part of her get-out-the-vote effort that is rapidly becoming a necessity with one week until Election Day.

Hagan is zeroing in on turning out women and blacks as recent polls indicate her small lead has evaporated. Her team is emphasizing early voting at every campaign stop while tapping her party’s top names to help rally the party faithful.

A ground game edge for Hagan looked like icing on the cake a few weeks ago. But North Carolina Speaker Thom Tillis (R) has run a more disciplined campaign as of late, drilling Hagan on national security and capitalizing on some recent Hagan missteps while his allies have helped close what had been a big Democratic edge in TV advertising. Republicans believe he’s erased whatever lead Hagan once held.

“I definitely sense a momentum shift,” Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) told The Hill after introducing Tillis at Wingate University last week. “For a while there … this race just wasn’t moving because of all these negative ads on both sides. But I really sense a difference in the last two weeks, a shift in our direction.”


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Kay Hagan: Race baiting


Too bad the elite GOP squashed Dr. Brannon’s campaign.

David DeGerolamo

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Sears, Kmart Black Friday deals replaced with going out of business sales

Sears Kmart closing before Christmas

Sears and Kmart may be replacing their traditional Black Friday sales with deals that offer holiday shoppers an even bigger discount. With a total of 77 Sears and Kmart stores across the country scheduled to close before Christmas, it looks like consumers will be finding “going out of business” specials instead of post-Thanksgiving doorbuster deals.

Despite the fact that Black Friday is a big money-maker for most retailers, CNN reports that the long-term prognosis for both Sears and Kmart doesn’t look good. Allan Ellinger of MMG Advisors, an investment bank that specializes in fashion and retailing, tells CNN that the pre-holiday closing is a sign that the two retail stores may not be around “long-term.”


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SouthernPrepper1: This can kill us now or in WROL

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Australia imposes visa ban on Ebola-hit West Africa states

Australia on Monday issued a blanket ban on visas from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa to prevent the disease reaching the country, becoming the first rich nation to shut its doors to the region.

Australia has not recorded a case of Ebola despite a number of scares, and conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott has so far resisted repeated requests to send medical personnel to help battle the outbreak on the ground.

The decision to refuse entry for anyone from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, while touted by the government as a necessary safety precaution, was criticized by experts and advocates as politically motivated and shortsighted.


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CDC Says Ebola Droplets Can Only Travel 3 Feet … But MIT Research Shows Sneezes Can Travel Up to 20 Feet

This week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) admitted that Ebola can travel through the air in aerosols, but claims that it can never go more than 3 feet.

Let’s check their math …

CDC (like the World Health Organization) admits that Ebola can be spread through sneezing or coughing.

But the CDC itself admits that flu droplets can travel 6 feet.

Mythbusters demonstrated that sneezes can nail people some 17 feet away:


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Sam Culper: BESTMAPS


When we approach Intelligence, it’s important to consider the full spectrum of relevant information.  Errors of omission are still errors.  Collecting some information is good; collecting as much relevant information as possible is better.

So when we consider Intelligence collection at the community or county level, we ought to be methodical and thorough in our generation of Intelligence Requirements and tasking/directing collection.  To do that, we use a the acronym, BETSTMAPS.  You must incorporate the BESTMAPS acronym in your Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield/Community.

We start with Biographical.  Biographical information includes names and identities, education and work history, familial relationships, and geographical and other associations.  It’s how we learn about the key human terrain in our Area of Operations (AO).  Remember, there’s physical terrain – things like mountains and rivers – and there’s the human terrain.  The human terrain includes the demographics, as well as those who influence and how they influence our AO.


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Do We Deserve Freedom?

The graphic above came from an article on Zerohedge concerning the decreased buying power of the American middle class. But the reality is that Americans values “things” over freedom.

Americans will not give up their beer and television. Even if the price is their own Liberty. Apathy is a powerful drug but tyrants are merciless when their plans are enacted. What would happen if the entitlement checks did not come? What would happen if only taxpayers were allowed to vote in fair elections? What would happen if we had the same values and Sacred honor as our forefathers?

David DeGerolamo

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US Isolates Troops After Ebola Efforts in West Africa

U.S. troops returning from West Africa are being placed under isolation at a base in Italy, even though none of the soldiers has symptoms of Ebola, as a precaution to prevent the potential spread of the virus, the Pentagon said on Monday.

The U.S. Army has isolated a dozen soldiers returning from West Africa, including Major General Darryl Williams, who oversaw the military’s initial response to the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, the Pentagon said.

​​Dozens more troops would be isolated in the coming days as they rotate out of Liberia and Senegal, where the U.S. military has been building infrastructure to help health authorities treat Ebola victims, the Pentagon said.

‘Out of an abundance of caution, the army directed a small number of personnel, about a dozen, that recently returned to Italy, to be monitored in a separate location at their home station of Vicenza,’ Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steven Warren told reporters.

“They’re not allowed to leave,” Warren said, describing the precautions as “enhanced monitoring.”


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Poster girl for Kurdish freedom fighters in Kobane is ‘captured and beheaded by ISIS killers’ who posted gruesome pictures online

A female Kurdish fighter who became a poster girl for the Kobane resistance movement after a picture of her making a peace sign was retweeted thousands of times on Twitter has reportedly been beheaded by Isis

A female Kurdish fighter who became a poster girl for the Kobane resistance movement after a picture of her making a peace sign was retweeted thousands of times on Twitter has reportedly been beheaded by Isis.

The woman, known by the pseudonym Rehana, was celebrated as a symbol of hope for the embattled Syrian border town after a journalist tweeted a picture of her making a ‘V-sign’, claiming that she’d personally killed 100 Isis militants.

The message was retweeted over 5,000 times, but there are now claims Rehana, who fought for the Kurdish YPJ, or Women’s Defense Unit, may have been killed after gruesome pictures began circulating on Twitter of an Isis fighter purportedly holding aloft her head.


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Patient Isolated At UMMC For Ebola Testing

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WJZ has learned the University of Maryland Medical Center has agreed to accept the transport of this patient by the State Health Department.

WJZ obtained a memo the University of Maryland Medical Center sent out to its employees moments ago. It says, “We have accepted the transport by DHMH (Public Health) of a potential Ebola patient for further assessment. They are appropriately isolated and receiving further assessment and care.”


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2 Evaluated for Ebola in Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina


Two patients are being monitored by a communicable disease nurse in Mecklenburg County for Ebola.

County officials say they have been to one of three countries in West Africa experiencing an outbreak of the illness.

According to Mecklenburg County, they had no known contact with anyone diagnosed with Ebola. They are considered low-risk but will record and report their temperatures every day for 21 days.

The county says people will be notified immediately if any Ebola case is confirmed.

There haven’t been any confirmed cases of Ebola in a North Carolina patient. Dr. Kent Brantly and volunteer Nancy Writebol were among the first patients diagnosed. They worked with locally based organizations SIM and Samaritan’s Purse.


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