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Rumination 182 / Would Jesus (the man) Be On The NSA- Watchlist?

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Let’s see…..

Went to a temple and threw the money changers out / list-worthy

Held “rallys ” that talked about peace  and a new world that thousands attended / list -worthy

Made speeches about how the establishment (Romans) could do better in running things – list-worthy

He was homeless, poor and hung around with fellow rag-tag individuals

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…

You decide!!
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Zealot – The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

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Over 1.5 million added to US terrorist watch list in past …

More and more fliers are finding that they’ve been placed on the US government’s terrorist watch list. Data revealed during a civil lawsuit shows that over 1.5 million have been added to the list over the past five years, reports the Associated Press. And more are being added each …
theverge.com/2014/7/20/5920169/over-1-5-million-added-…

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Quote Of The Night

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Susan: You’re a private investigator! Why aren’t you armed?
Jim: Because I don’t want to shoot anybody.

Susan: [as Jim is loading his gun] I thought you didn’t like to shoot people.
Jim: I don’t shoot it, I just point it!

 

- Jim Rockford

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From-

Resurrection in Black & White  Season 2

 

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Good News! Ebola

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New Ebola vaccine study has begun in Maryland
USA Today · 22 minutes ago

The first human trials of a Canadian Ebola vaccine began Monday, part of a flood of experimental therapies rushed into testing to battle the Ebola epidemic.…

 

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  1. Ebola outbreak: Canada to donate vaccinesCNN.com

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/12/health/ebola-outbreak

    Aug 13, 2014 · NEW: Canada to offer WHO up to 1,000 doses of experimental Ebola vaccine; WHO panel: It is ethical to offer unproven medication to try to fight Ebola

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    1. New Canadian Ebola Vaccine “100 Percent Effective

      weekendsantacruz.com › Health

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      New Canadian Ebola Vaccine “100 Percent Effective”

      October 13, 2014
       

      A new Ebola vaccine developed in Canada is about to go into its first clinical trials. VSV-EBOV trials will begin today in Maryland, hopefully successfully providing scientists with a gauge for how safe and effective the vaccine can be in treating and preventing the spread of the Ebola virus. Without a vaccine, the Ebola virus—which has already claimed more than 4,000 in West Africa—will continue to record more casualties, especially now that it is here in the United States.

      Health Minister Rona Ambrose says “We are able to share some very promising and hopeful news in the fight against Ebola.” She hopes this news will be, well, hopeful in a time when tensions are high; at a joint press conference along with Canada’s chief public health officer Dr. Gregory Taylor.

       

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Ross Macdonald Excerpt Of The Night ! ” The Zebra Striped Hearse”

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Wrapped in blankets, with faces shadowed by volcano-shaped hats. the men had a conspiratorial look.  But when I said “Buenos Noches” to one small group, a chorus of ” Buenos Noches ” followed me.

 

- Ross Macdonald

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His work is so psychologically adept. It sears through a moment and explains it.

OOOOO La La …..

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How to Read The News – Isil, Bombing And Peace

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I found that there are some inaccuracies in this post so I am updating it. I apologize.  The point of this post is that bombing is not the best response to criminal activity because of its consequences with the populations that it affects.

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Below from -
http://www.wikipedia.com
Widespread Islamic criticism of ISIL[31] has included an open letter from 126 Sunni scholars to “… the self-declared Islamic State”, further indicating[32] the group as Khawarij and stating that their sacrifice, without legitimate cause, goals, and intention, is “not jihad at all, but rather, warmongering and criminality”.[33][34][35] The group has been designated as a terrorist organization by the United Nations, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Israel, Turkey, Indonesia, and Saudi Arabia. Amnesty International have declared the group guilty of ethnic cleansing at a historic scale.[3

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Below from -
PBS NEWSHOUR

TOPICS > World > iraq
What’s fueling and funding the insurgents behind the violence in Iraq?
June 16, 2014 at 6:14 PM EDT

GWEN IFILL, PBS
RANIA ABOUZEID, Independent Journalist: Rania Abouzeid, an independent journalist who has written for The New Yorker and TIME magazine. She’s spent time with Sunni militant fighters in Northern Syria.

GWEN IFILL: Rania Abouzeid, who pays for all this? How did this organization suddenly bloom? Or, at least to us, it seems sudden.

RANIA ABOUZEID: Well, in Syria, for example, ISIS or ISIL has taken over vast swathes of the eastern part or the oil-producing part of the country. It also finances itself via racketeering, via imposing taxes on some of the people who live in its facility, and just general criminality, in addition to also having sponsors, individual funders, you know, sheiks in Gulf countries, for example.

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If a group connected to no specific state does horrific acts do you bomb the country they happen to be in ?

No, you find other ways to contain the problem.

All bombing does is create more refugees ( Homeless citizens) and destabilizes the government of the country you are  bombing  making it easier for the thugs to gain ground. And bombing  will balloon costs to the US budget.

There are many voices talking about how to contain this problem without escalating problems for the country involved and the world.

Do your own research on this issue and contact congress with your views and ideas!  It is so important at this time!

http://www.congress.org

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Quotes Of The Night

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“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.”

–Albert Einstein

Bonus quotes!!

  • “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
  • “Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.”

Albert Einstein Einstein 1921 by F Schmutzer - restoration.jpg

Albert Einstein in 1921 from http://www.wikipedia org

 

 

 

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Ebola Has A 70 percent Survival Rate ( Doctor said on BBC this am)

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And that the 70 percent fatality rate is a myth…..??

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Quantified Health

Health by the numbers

 

EVD transmission requires direct contact with blood or bodily fluids of an infected person and has not been observed via aerosol transmission. The last point is very important because the absence of aerosol transmission (e.g. sneezing, coughing) makes EVD much less transmissible. On the other hand, poor confinement techniques in hospitals in the affected areas such as reuse of needles and syringes and inadequate protective clothing (gloves and surgical masks) has contributed to its spread. Overall there has not been any large EVD epidemics because of the high fatality rate, rapid death, low transmissibility, and occurrence in isolated areas.

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Why aren’t there better treatments? Sarah Kliff at Vox.com has an interesting article on one reason why no EVD vaccines exist today:

Bausch says that the obstacle to developing an Ebola vaccine isn’t the science; researchers have actually made really great strides in figuring out how to fight back against Ebola and the Marburg virus, a similar disease.

“We now have a couple of different vaccine platforms that have shown to be protective with non-human primates,” says Bausch, who has received awards for his work containing disease outbreaks in Uganda. He is currently stationed in Lima, Peru, as the director of the emerging infections department of Naval Medical Research Unit 6.

The problem, instead, is the economics of drug development. Pharmaceutical companies have little incentive to pour research and development dollars into curing a disease that surfaces sporadically in low-income, African countries. They aren’t likely to see a large pay-off at the end — and could stand to lose money.

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Call congress and ask that work on an Ebola vaccine be requested

http://www.congress.org

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