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Ned Hamson
Re: Australia Sends Police Officers to Guard the MH17 Site - http://thewire.com/global...
"RIP the people who were killed. RIP PM Tony Abbott's future as PM. Must be really mishandling Australian economy to be reaching this far to bolster some sort of legitimacy as a wannabe-world-leader-tough-guy." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: How Ben Gurion Airport Changes the Entire Gaza War - http://thewire.com/global...
"Safety over politics, hopes, economy, bravado....." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Google Engineer Accused Of Raping Woman In His East Village Apartment - http://gothamist.com/2014...
"If he has been charged, then residence, name, and mug shot is common practice. Place of employment, race, national origin, religion... too much." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Egypt court says 'devil guided' jailed Jazeera journalists - http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News...
"Ah, yes the judge is a fan of Flip Wilson - "The devil made them do it!" Not funny Taliban wannabe judge?" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Google Engineer Accused Of Raping Woman In His East Village Apartment - http://gothamist.com/2014...
"Google employee, Canadian transplant? Is the the Post or Daily News? Accused Rapist appears for trial and then his name and place of residence" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: ISIS Torches 1800-Year-Old Mosul Church After Expelling Christians - http://thewire.com/global...
"Taliban 2.0? Mean, spiteful, anti-Islamic, and silly" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: China's Meat Scandal Spreads to Starbucks and Travels to Japan - http://www.foodmanufacturing.com/news...
"HUSI is owned by OSI Group an Illinois firm in business since 1909. Brag about their quality control but not any more - or? Have they been set up? Their web site was recently hacked, so I wonder if reports that they were repackaging old meat are false and "leaked" by a competitor?" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
West Africa Ebola outbreak total tops 1,000 | CIDRAP - http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-pe...
As 67 new Ebola virus disease (EVD) illnesses in Sierra Leone and Liberia pushed the outbreak total to 1,048 cases, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned about the risk of virus transmission from wildlife, especially fruit bats. Along with new infections, 19 more deaths were reported in Sierra Leone and Liberia, raising the fatality count to 632, according to a Jul 19 update from the World Health Organization (WHO) that covers new cases reported from Jul 15 to Jul 17. - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts > Wawona Packing Co. Takes Precautionary Step of Voluntarily Recalling Fresh, Whole Peaches, Plums, Nectarines, and Pluots Because of Possible Health Risk - http://www.fda.gov/Safety...
Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, Calif is voluntarily recalling certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots packed between June 1, 2014 through July 12,2014 due to the potential of the products being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Wawona Packing has notified retailers of the specific lots being recalled. No other products are impacted by this recall. No illnesses have been linked to this recall to date. Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: vintage everyday: Three women along the boardwalk in Blackpool, England, ca. 1934 - http://www.vintag.es/2014...
"Pretty daring for the times. My grandmother used to perform there with her brother - the Flying Finneys" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Billboard Warns Workers They'll Be Replaced With iPads If They Demand Higher Minimum Wage - http://sfist.com/2014...
"wtf? Stuffit!" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: 6' 9" Suspect Arrested For Washington Heights Rape - http://gothamist.com/2014...
"Letting something else think instead of brains, I guess - you are right." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: 6' 9" Suspect Arrested For Washington Heights Rape - http://gothamist.com/2014...
"Wonder how long it will take guys like this to finally figure out there are enough cameras around - that you just can't even think about doing such horrible things without being caught - and if you have a cell phone with you, your location can also be tracked and put you at the crime scene. Besides that just stop and respect women and yourself!" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Bibi Bows to Reality - http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse...
"Why publish or republish a 2012 article now?" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Home of French consul in Gaza 'destroyed' | Maan News Agency - http://www.maannews.net/eng...
Shaqoura, who returned from a medical trip two days ago, said the family tried to return to check on their home during a 6-hour UN-sponsored humanitarian truce, but were shocked to see the destruction inflicted on the two-story home. He said Israel was responsible for targeting the home and “brutally” destroying it, in contradiction of humanitarian laws and values. The official added that Israel was aware that the house belonged to diplomatic personnel, but nevertheless targeted as “part of its collective punishment policy against the residents of Gaza.” - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Iranian commanders on front line of Iraq's fight | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR - http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News...
A powerful Iranian general has emerged as the chief tactician in Iraq's fight against Sunni militants, working on the front lines alongside 120 advisers from his country's Revolutionary Guard to direct Shiite militiamen and government forces in the smallest details of battle, militia commanders and government officials say. The startlingly hands-on role of Iranian Gen. Ghasem Soleimani points to the extent of the Shiite-led Iraqi government's reliance on its ally Tehran. It also strikes a strong contrast with the more methodical, cautious approach of the United States, Iran's rival for influence in Iraq. Shiite fighters have come to idolize the Iranians who have moved into the heat of battle alongside them - with two Iranian advisers killed in fighting - while government officials grumble the United States has failed to come to their aid. The Iranian role, however, risks further sharpening the sectarian rifts in the conflict. At a time when the U.S. and others are pressing Iraq's... - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Anger and bewilderment in Finland over Microsoft job cuts - FT.com - http://www.ft.com/cms...
now almost a quarter of Nokia workers in the Nordic country of 5.5m people are facing the start of their summer holidays with the prospect of no job to come back to. Microsoft employs 4,700 former Nokia staff in the metropolitan area of Helsinki, and in Salo, Tampere and Oulu. The company said it will withdraw entirely from its R Centre in Oulu, a city of 200,000 people on Finland’s northwest coast. The centre develops software for low-cost phones and employs 500 people. It would instead focus on the development of key technologies in Tampere and Salo, Microsoft said. The news did not come out of the blue, senior Oulu shop steward Timo Pukinkorvaa told local media – there had long been rumours that something was afoot. What was shocking, he said, was the “massive” number of redundancies and the fact that the entire unit would close. - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Indigenous mountain farmers unite on climate change - http://intercontinentalcry.org/indigen...
Farmers from 25 indigenous mountain communities in ten countries have come together to share traditional knowledge that could help them to mitigate climate change and to lobby governments for greater recognition of their unique knowledge. The International Network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples was formed at a workshop in Bhutan last month (26 May-1 June). It includes communities from Bhutan, China, India, Kyrgyzstan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Taiwan, Tajikistan and Thailand. - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Arthritis drug halts progression of Alzheimer's disease, scientists find - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science...
"Approved as a new or additional use" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
List of the 214 Palestinians killed in Gaza in the last ten days - http://english.pnn.ps/index...
Killed Wednesday 16/7 1. Mohammed Sabri al-Dibari, 20, was killed in Rafah. 2. Abdullah Mohammed Abdullah al-Irjani, 19, was killed in Khan Younis. 3. Ahmad Adel Ahmad al-Niwajha, 23, was killed in Rafah. 4. Mohammed Tayseer Sharab, 23, was killed in Khan Younis. 5. Farid Mohammed Abu Daqa, 33, was killed in Khan Younis. 6. Ashraf Khalil Abu Shanab, 33, was killed in Rafah. 7. Khadra al-Abd Salama Abu Daqa, 65, was killed in an attack on Khan Younis. 8. Omar Ramadan Hassan Abu Daqa, 24, was killed in the same attack. 9. Ibrahim Ramadan Hassan Abu Daqa, 10, was killed in the same attack. 10. Abdelrahman Ibrahim Khalil al-Sarkhi, 37, was killed in an attack on Gaza City. 11. Ahed Atef Bakr, 10, was killed on a beach in Gaza. 12. Zakaria Ahed Bakr, 10, was killed on a beach in Gaza. 13. Mohammed Ramez Bakr, 11, was killed on a beach in Gaza. 14. Ismail Mohammed Bakr, 9, was killed on a beach in Gaza. 15. Hamza Ra'ed Thari, 6, succumbed to wounds sustained "a few days ago" and passed away. - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Old Rivals Apple and IBM Are Teaming Up - http://thewire.com/technol...
"Understand but still it will not help Apple, I do think it will send them down wrong path again. I take my MacBook with me to work and share files with the windows machine and use it to watch weather radar with. When someone needs a file translated or to find something quickly - they come to me. When the windows support staff come, I share with them the work arounds I have discovered to make my windows machine work. The people not giving you respect may well not know a thing about computers and how Mac is superior in most ways and can emulate, if need be anything it needs to. I use open source office." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: What Selfies Have in Common with the SDGs - http://www.ipsnews.net/2014...
"Don't assume that everyone in the world interested in improving life for women knows what SDGs stands for - grin." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Arthritis drug halts progression of Alzheimer's disease, scientists find - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science...
"The company seems to have been pushing since 2008 to get it approved as an off label use. When I see all the warnings that accompany ads for Enbrel, I wonder if someone agonizing over a loved one with dementia, would take much time to consider complications. I really wish prescribing doctors had more time to study before giving into ad driven inquiries from the people they treat." - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Rupert Murdoch Tried to Buy Time Warner - http://thewire.com/busines...
"Couldn't buy UK, so trying TW - Hear Russia is interested in a buy out - might be more his style!" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Old Rivals Apple and IBM Are Teaming Up - http://thewire.com/technol...
"Deja vu all over again - remember what the former Pepsi guy did to Apple when it tried to go corporate and Jobs had to be called back in to rescue dumbed down Apple. Being the best keeps you going - being "accepted" by corporate buyers guarantees stagnation. Jobs is gone - so give it five or less years and Google will take mantle from Apple and Microsoft combined and look for Opera to link up with a manufacturer to create new "Apple."" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Hatewatch Headlines 7/15/14 - http://www.splcenter.org/blog...
"Sharing this news is important but waaaay depressing - sigh" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Ebola: The Origin of West Africa’s Deadly Epidemic - http://guardianlv.com/2014...
The landscape surrounding Guekedou, more commonly known as the Western Guinean Lowland Forests, is threatened on all sides by illegal logging, improper land use, and ill-advised exploitation by all three of the countries which exist in the shade of its many trees. It is ironic that this threatened landscape, which for years has been suffering a slow death at the hands of West Africans (either directly or through the government’s inability to enforce forestry laws), has been identified as the source of the pathogen that threatens all of Western Africa by infecting and killing more people every single day. - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Israel isn’t bombing Gaza because of Hamas -- New Internationalist - http://newint.org/feature...
Israel’s oppression of Palestinians doesn’t start and finish with large-scale military operations: ‘normality’ for Gazans is ghetto life, for those in the West Bank, ethnic cleansing and colonization. Rockets or no rockets do not change this. The air, sea and land blockade of Gaza – now supported by Egypt – has gone on for seven long years. And when a ceasefire is implemented, and it may be in place by 9am on 15 July, Israel and its supporters will expect a return to the status quo. This is why resistance should not be denounced by those outside liberation movements: resistance in all forms is any oppressed people’s right to shout to the world, ‘we’re still here’ and to demand justice and change. Until the world realizes that military operations in Gaza are about subduing the population into compliance with Israel’s quest to carry on as it pleases, the occupying state will continue killing and oppressing, unabated for decades to come. - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Re: Foreign fighters flock to ISIS - http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse...
"Testosterone driving growth and appeal of ISIS and also becomes irresistible to sociopaths!" - Ned Hamson
Ned Hamson
Almonds Are Sucking the Life Out of California - The Wire - http://www.thewire.com/nationa...
But even as the almond business booms, California ecology is heading toward a bust. In San Joaquin Valley, the ground has been sinking by an average of 11 inches per year, thanks to over-pumping of aquifers. Worse, groundwater depletion has been making the Sierra Nevada and Coast Mountain ranges slowly rise, which could potentially trigger earthquakes. And finally, honeybee colonies could be on the brink of collapse, as a whopping 60 percent of the nation's managed honeybees devote their efforts to California's almond orchards. - Ned Hamson
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