ENTEROVIRUS 68: Unusual respiratory virus strikes metro kids
“It is enterovirus 68. The doctor says it’s well-known around the world, but cases have not been seen in Kansas City before.”
IT’S WAS CALIFORNIA: Rare Polio-Like Disease in California
OBAMA HAS NO STRATEGY. MEANWHILE, IN CHICAGO…: Motorist With ISIS Flag Makes Bomb Threat Against Police
(STMW) – A man who had an ISIS flag waving from his vehicle is facing several charges after he threatened police with a bomb Wednesday morning when he was pulled over on the Southwest Side.
Emad Karakrah, 49, was charged with felony counts of disorderly conduct and aggravated fleeing; and a misdemeanor count of driving on a never-issued license, according to Chicago police. He was also issued three traffic citations.
RELATED: Buried in a Dell computer captured in Syria are lessons for making bubonic plague bombs and missives on using weapons of mass destruction.
HOPE AND CHANGE: Feds Creating Database to Track ‘Hate Speech’ on Twitter
The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter.
The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on political activity online.
The “Truthy ” database, created by researchers at Indiana University, is designed to “detect political smears, astroturfing, misinformation, and other social pollution.”
The university has received $919,917 so far for the project.
Your tax dollars used against your freedom of speech.
This reminds me of something:
EBOLA UPDATE: Congo declares Ebola outbreak in northern Equateur province
ALSO: Sierra Leone Makes It Illegal To Hide A Patient With Ebola
Ebola continues to spread in West Africa as Sierra Leone voted to pass a new amendment imposing jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient.
With 142 new cases recorded, the total number is now 2,615 with 1,427 deaths, the World Health Organization said Friday. The group added that the magnitude of the Ebola outbreak has been “underestimated.”
Meanwhile, two new cases emerged in Nigeria, where patients were quarantined two days ago while being tested,
Ivory Coast has closed its border with Sierra Leone.
Gabon has barred travel to Sierra Leone.
THE GREAT PUBLIC SCHOOL EXPERIMENT: High School Kid Arrested For Writing About Shooting A DINOSAUR
For the introductory assignment, Stone’s teacher asked him and his classmates to write something about themselves and their current status — like something you might write on Facebook.
Stone decided to write a fictional story wherein he slew a dinosaur. He used the word “gun.” He used the words “take care of business” as well.
“I killed my neighbor’s pet dinosaur, and, then, in the next status I said I bought the gun to take care of the business,” the blond, baby-faced teenager told WCSC.
The teacher apparently failed to understand that he was writing a fictional account about killing a species of animal that went extinct about 65 million years ago.
Then, the teacher contacted school administrators, who promptly suspended Stone for the remainder of the week.
School officials also notified police on Tuesday. When police investigators asked Stone about his writing, he explained that it was a joke.
The police say Stone became “irate,” according to The Washington Post, so they arrested him and charged him with disorderly conduct.
I’d be irate too if my school and teacher were this dumb.
MEANWHILE…IN CHICAGO: Overnight shootings leave 2 dead, 5 hurt
Keep scrolling down.
There’s more. Much more. All of this in the month of August in Chicago.
More: 2 Dead In Murder-Suicide; 6 wounded in South Side Shootings
Also: Shootings leave 3 dead, 16 wounded
And: Shootings wound 8 on South Side
Still More: Man dead, 8 wounded in overnight shootings
And More: Man, 25, Girl, 16, killed in separate shootings
And More: 5 wounded in overnight shootings
And More: City shootings leave 12 wounded
And More: Boy, 17, fatally shot on South Side
And More: 3 dead, 3 wounded in city shootings
Still More: City shootings leave 2 dead, 2 wounded
And Some More: 4 wounded in shooting outside Goose Island nightclub
R.I.P.: Comedian/Actor Robin Williams found dead at his home in California
MARIN COUNTY, Calif. (WTVD) –
The Marin County (Calif.) Sheriff’s Office says actor Robin Williams was found dead at his home Monday morning.
Marin County Communications received a 911 call reporting a man had been found unconscious and not breathing inside his home at 11:55 a.m. The Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Tiburon Fire Department and Southern Marin Fire Protection District were dispatched to the incident with emergency personnel arriving on scene at 12 p.m.
Williams was pronounced dead at 12:02 p.m. An investigation into the cause of death is currently underway by the Investigations and Coroner Divisions of the Sheriff’s Office.
PROJECT VERITAS: James O’Keefe as Osama bin Laden crosses border from Mexico to US (video)
In a Project Veritas investigation released on Monday, James O’Keefe crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico to the United States disguised as Osama bin Laden.
FORE!: Obama golfs for second day in a row.
TRANSPARENCY: Forty-seven Inspectors General sign letter blasting obstruction by ‘most transparent administration in history’
“Refusing, restricting, or delaying an Inspector General’s access to documents leads to incomplete, inaccurate, or significantly delayed findings or recommendations, which in turn may prevent the agency from promptly correcting serious problems and deprive Congress of timely information regarding the agency’s performance,” the letter states.
According to the letter, the Justice Department originally refused to hand over documents in three Inspector General investigations.
MORE: Former Obamacare Boss Admits She Deleted Emails Sought By Congress
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NANNY OF THE MONTH: Jet Pack Ruiners, Toy Gun Grabbers, Eco ATM Luddites (Nanny of the Month, 7-14)
In July, police promise confrontations will happen if one town doesn’t ban the open carry of guns… toy guns. And in Oakland, California going green and making green just got a bit more difficult with a ban on “Eco ATMs” that offer cash payouts for old electronics and which local city officials say incentivize cell phone theft. But this month’s top dishonor goes to the Newport Beach city council, which has prohibited new businesses in the “water jet pack” industry from opening along the shoreline.
JOURNOLIST 2.0: Secretive far left network uncovered
Gamechanger Salon is comprised of “experienced change makers from different ‘worlds’ of the movement to share stories, honest reflections, interesting articles, and provocative ideas on how we build a stronger, more coordinated, more game-changing movement for the 21st Century” according to the policy manual.
The group has the self-described goal of creating a “more coordinated” movement for liberals across the country. Among those included on the membership list are:
Damon Silver, Policy Director for the AFL-CIO
Benjamin Joffe-Walk, Chief of Staff at Change.org
Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK
Elizabeth Rose, Director of Communications at the Economic Policy Institute
Philip Radford, Executive Director of Greenpeace until earlier this year
Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL
Raven Brooks, Executive Director of Netroots Nation
Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee
Deirdre Schifeling, National Director Organizing & Electoral Campaigns for Planned Parenthood
OBAMA’S AMNESTY: Feds dumping border-crossing kids in the Carolinas
“Even Governor Pat McCrory says “communications have been very, very poor” about who these illegal immigrants are, where they are going and who their sponsors are.”
That’s by design. Transparency!
FORE!: While Gaza breaks ceasfire, Russia continues to invade Ukraine and illegals flood US Border, Obama golfs.