Daily Archives: August 24, 2016

CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling denied medical care in prison for serious heart condition [VIDEO]

 

Published on Aug 24, 2016

The family of CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling is demanding he receive immediate medical treatment in prison for a serious heart condition. Those calls have largely gone unanswered. His wife, Holly Sterling, tells RT America’s Anya Parampil that prison officials will now consider having a cardiac specialist see her husband, but it may take up to a month for that to happen.

 

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ITALY QUAKE: The Latest death toll at 159

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Among the victims of an earthquake in Italy was an 18-month-old girl whose mother survived the deadly earthquake of 2009 in nearby L’Aquila and moved away from there after that terrible experience.

The news agency ANSA reported that the toddler, Marisol Piermarini, was sleeping in her bed in the family’s vacation home in Arquata del Tronto when the quake struck early Wednesday.

Her mother, Martina Turco, survived the earthquake that struck L’Aquila, killing more than 300 people. Now she is being treated in a hospital after being pulled from the rubble as the family mourns the death of the little girl.

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11:45 p.m.

Italian authorities say that the death toll in an earthquake on Wednesday has risen to 159.

The civil protection agency gave the updated figure shortly before midnight in Italy, some 20 hours after the earthquake struck. The tremors reduced three towns to rubble and sparked urgent search efforts.

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11:40 p.m.

Some of the survivors of an earthquake in Italy are spending their first night in a makeshift shelter on the edge of Amatrice, a town destroyed in Italy’s quake on Wednesday.

Late into the night a temporary shelter in a sports center was still being prepared.

Residents forced from destroyed or damaged homes arrived clutching some of their own belongings and lining up for blankets, sweaters and other donated items to get through a chilly night in the hilltop town. Officials say the death toll is at 159.

Bottled water and cookies were put out for the displaced people, as were diapers, though no babies were there.

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10:45 p.m.

A rescue official says Italian rescue workers have been forced to suspend their search at the site of a hotel that was badly damaged in Wednesday’s earthquake.

Officials say about 70 people had been staying at the Hotel Roma in the central Italian town of Amatrice when the quake struck early Wednesday. Five bodies have been pulled from the rubble so far.

A rescue worker told The Associated Press about 10 p.m. that it was too dark and dangerous to continue, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. An AP photographer went to the site and saw it was pitch black.

One of the people killed in the rubble of the hotel was an 11-year-old boy who had initially given signs of life.

Overnight searchers for earthquake survivors or victims were continuing in some other places in central Italy.

___Alessandra Tarantino in Amatrice.

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8:35 p.m.

A 10-year-old girl has been pulled alive from the rubble in Pescara del Tronto, one of the three towns most severely demolished by the earthquake in central Italy.

After nightfall Wednesday, two women ran up the street yelling “She’s alive!”

Chief firefighter Danilo Dionesei confirmed the girl was pulled out alive and was taken to a nearby hospital.

He didn’t immediately give any further details about her condition.

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8:25 p.m.

President Barack Obama is telling Italian President Sergio Mattarella that the U.S. sends its thoughts and prayers after the earthquake that killed at least 120 people and injured hundreds.

The White House says Obama spoke to Mattarella by phone on Wednesday. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the president saluted the “quick action” by first responders in Italy.

Earnest says the U.S. State Department is working to provide assistance to any Americans who may be affected.

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8:10 p.m.

Italy’s health minister says many children were among the 120 victims of the earthquake in the country’s center.

Minister Beatrice Lorenzin spoke to the AP Wednesday as she left the quake-hit Amatrice on foot, but didn’t specify how many children were among those killed or injured.

She said that while there’s no immediate blood emergency in the quake-hit zone, residents will have other health needs down the line, especially psychological.

The area hardest hit by the quake is a popular vacation spot for Italians enjoying the final days of summer. For Romans, the medieval hamlets 90 minutes’ drive from the capital are popular spots for country houses.

Lorenzin said the rescue operation functioned well.

“Sadly we are used to this phenomenon,” she said.

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7:50 p.m.

U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his condolences to the people and governments of quake-hit Italy and Myanmar.

He said Wednesday Ban “is very much saddened” by the loss of life and damage done by the earthquakes in the two countries.

Dujarric added the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is in contact with Italian authorities and along with its partners stands ready to support the government and local organizations “should any humanitarian support be needed.”

 

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Nearly 2,000 Drug Users killed in Philippines’ War on Drugs By Government Death Squads [VIDEO]

 

Published on Aug 24, 2016

The Philippines’ hardline stance on drugs has left 1,900 people dead in the last seven weeks, thanks to a recent police crackdown. Some groups claim the country’s position on drugs, including encouraging citizens to shoot and kill suspected dealers, may violate human rights. To discuss, RT correspondent Alex Mihailovich tells RT America’s Anya Parampil that Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has been “a hardliner from the very beginning” and that’s “why he got elected.”

 


Philippines president threatens to leave UN [VIDEO]

 

 

Published on Aug 24, 2016

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte recently made comments threatening to pull his country out of the United Nations. Secretary of Foreign Affairs Perfecto Yasay later clarified that Duterte’s comments were made out of “frustration.” RT America’s Trinity Chavez reports from the UN.

A History of “Burning Man” – HAPPY 30TH ANNIVERSARY !!! (Next One: Aug. 28 – Sep. 5, 2016)

BURN AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

 

Yep! The first Man (though the 1986 ‘Man’ sure looked like a woman….) was lit on fire on the summer solstice in 1986.

You can always read more about BM history in project I put together documenting every year of Burning Man with pictures and sometimes video here:

 

1986-1990: The Early Years
    1991-1996: Hypergrowth    
1997-2000: Maturation
2001-2010: Graceful Aging
2011-2015: The Age of Scarcity   

and the Org has an official timeline here: http://burningman.org/timeline/

 

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FBI files linking Hillary Clinton to the ‘suicide’ of White House counsel Vince Foster have vanished.

MISSING 2222222222222222

 

  • Documents describing Hillary Clinton’s role in the death of White House counsel Vince Foster have vanished, Daily Mail Online has learned after an extensive investigation
  • Foster is believed to have shot himself with a .38 caliber revolver at Fort Marcy Park along the Potomac River on July 20, 1993
  • Two former FBI agents involved in the investigation tell Daily Mail Online they issued reports linking Hillary’s tirade to Foster’s suicide
  • Days before his death, then First Lady ridiculed him mercilessly in front of his peers, say former FBI agents and detailed it in their report
  • ‘You have failed us,’ Hillary told Foster, former FBI Jim Clemente told Daily Mail Online
  • Archived material related to the case, housed at National Archives in College Park, Md. were examined by the author to no avail
  • After filing a Freedom of Information request, it was determined that the agents’ reports have gone missing  

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3753013/Missing-FBI-files-linking-Hillary-Clinton-suicide-White-House-counsel-Vince-Foster-vanished-National-Archives.html#ixzz4IGcDLfXn

More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was Secretary of State gave money

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This is the game and we are all pawns. They move us across the game board and we don’t even realize it because they have successfully distracted us with television, scandals, political bickering, race baiting, etcetera. Meanwhile, they are relaxing in the bacon wrapped shrimp club while you work, stress, raise children, pay bills. You have no idea of my skin color may be or what side of the aisle I lean, but you do know that we are more alike each other than we are any of them.

Multiple donors to Clinton Foundation met with her while at State Department

More than half of the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was serving as secretary of state gave money to the Clinton Foundation, either personally or through or companies or groups, according to a review of State Department calendars released to the Associated Press.

At least 85 of the 154 people from private interests who met or had phone conversations scheduled with Clinton donated to her family charity or pledged commitments to its international programs, according to the documents obtained by the AP.

The 85 donors contributed as much as $156 million combined, and at least 40 donated more than $100,000 each while 20 gave more than $1 million.

Republican Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence reacted Tuesday to the AP report while campaigning in Pennsylvania, saying it was not a “laughing matter.”

“Hillary was on Jimmy Kimmel last night, joked about it, said her emails were boring. Hillary Clinton this is not laughing matter, nobody is above the law,” Pence said. “American people are sick and tired of pay to play.”

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called for a special prosecutor to look into pay for play allegations in reaction to the AP report.

 

Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It’s an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.

At least 85 of 154 people from private interests who met or had phone conversations scheduled with Clinton while she led the State Department donated to her family charity or pledged commitments to its international programs, according to a review of State Department calendars released so far to The Associated Press. Combined, the 85 donors contributed as much as $156 million. At least 40 donated more than $100,000 each, and 20 gave more than $1 million.

SOURCE

http://investmentwatchblog.com/more-than-half-the-people-outside-the-government-who-met-with-hillary-clinton-while-she-was-secretary-of-state-gave-money/