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"Fleeing" Muslims Have No Idea Woman Is FLUENT in Arabic, EXPOSE Terrifying Plan Right in Front of Her
rightwingnews.com
by Sela T.
October 28, 2015

A young European woman, Aida Bolevar was recently traveling by train from Budapest, Hungary, to Vienna, Austria, when she encountered what can only be described as a migrant horde crowding the trains and train stations.

As the loud, angry crowd of mostly male Muslims invaded the station, she found herself having to force her way through the crowd. Enduring attempts of the men trying to steal her luggage, and being at the receiving end of a lot of their THREATS...which SCARED HER MOST. Because what the fleeing Muslims did not know, was that Aida, spoke fluent Arabic....and could understand the HORRIFYING actions they planned to take as they discussed them RIGHT INFRONT OF HER!

Homeless camps disappearing in Umatilla and Hermiston
eastoregonian.com
by Jade McDowell
October 20, 2015

Longtime homeless camps in Umatilla and Hermiston have been cleaned out in recent weeks.

It used to be a community of sorts, a haven for some of Umatilla's most down and out. Now the stretch of woods along the Umatilla River between the high school and River Road is quiet. The improvised homeless camp that used to be nestled against the river banks is gone. In its place is a red and white sign proclaiming "No camping," the "N" defiantly whited out.

Intel Security Bulletin: SIEM ESM, ESMREC, and ESMLM updates fix authentication bypass vulnerability
kc.mcafee.com
October 19, 2015

A specially crafted username can bypass SIEM ESM authentication (password is not validated) if the ESM is configured to use Active Directory or LDAP authentication sources. This can result in the attacker gaining NGCP (master user) access to the ESM.

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (ESM), Enterprise Security Manager/Log Manager (ESMLM), and Enterprise Security Manager/Receiver (ESMREC) 9.3.x before 9.3.2MR19, 9.4.x before 9.4.2MR9, and 9.5.x before 9.5.0MR8, when configured to use Active Directory or LDAP authentication sources, allow remote attackers to bypass authentication by logging in with the username "NGCP|NGCP|NGCP;" and any password.

Over 12,000 fall to Dengue, worst outbreak in 20 years
tecake.com
by Kanishk Singh
October 16, 2015

With over 12,000 people falling to dengue, year 2015 has seen the worst dengue outbreak in last 20 years. National Capital New Delhi alone has seen 10,683 cases this year.

While 41 people have succumbed to death. The ever rising numbers are worst in past 20 years. According to official records, 10, 253 Dengue cases were reported in 1996 while 423 people died of Dengue that year.

TPP text could drop next week
politico.com
by Jenny Hopkinson
October 15, 2015

TPP countries could release the final text of the agreement as soon as next Tuesday - the day after elections in Canada - where the trade deal has proven to be a politically charged issue.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported, citing unnamed Canadian officials, that Canada had requested a quick conclusion to the process of preparing the text for public release, but lawyers among the 12 governments were still haggling over the details.

LA's Nuclear Secret: Part 1
nbclosangeles.com
by Joel Grover and Matthew Glasser
October 13, 2015

The U.S. government secretly allowed radiation from a damaged reactor to be released into air over the San Fernando and Simi valleys in the wake of a major nuclear meltdown in Southern California.

More than 50 years ago - fallout that nearby residents contend continues to cause serious health consequences and, in some cases, death. Founded in 1947 to test experimental nuclear reactors and rocket systems, the research facility was built in the hills above the two valleys. In 1959, Area Four was the site of one of the worst nuclear accidents in U.S. history. But the federal government still hasn't told the public that radiation was released into the atmosphere as a result of the partial nuclear meltdown.

Scientists Are Working on an 'Undo Button' For Genetic Experiments Gone Wrong
motherboard.vice.com
by Jason Koebler
October 12, 2015

Eradicating malaria and dengue has been a dream for quite some time, and there are plenty of humans who wouldn't mind if mosquitoes disappeared along with those diseases.

A new genetic editing technique may make that future possible. But what if playing God over nature goes wrong? Well, then we can engineer new organisms that can reverse any damage we've done-and so on, and so on. A gene drive uses CRISPR to force a genetically modified trait onto a wild population, by hacking that trait to be inherited more readily than a wild-type trait. In practice, this would mean that you could make a mosquito's immunity to malaria more dominant than the non-immune gene. You'd then release these genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild and, within a couple generations, have an entire population of malaria-immune mosquitoes.

Ex-CIA director John McCone was part of JFK assassination cover-up
dailymail.co.uk
by Kelly McLaughlin
October 11, 2015

A former CIA director withheld information about President John F Kennedy's assassination, according to declassified agency reports.

The CIA reports, which were declassified last fall, claim that then-agency head John McCone and other top officials were part of a 'benign cover-up' surrounding the assassination of Kennedy in November 1963.

Lawmaker Calls for Study on Links Between Pharmaceuticals and Mass Killers
theantimedia.org
by Barry Donegan
October 8, 2015

Following recent media reports of high-profile mass shootings, a Republican assemblywoman from Nevada is calling for an investigation into whether psychiatric pharmaceuticals commonly taken by mass murderers can cause side effects.

According to KSNV Las Vegas, GOP Assemblywoman Michele Fiore says that, rather than blaming mass shootings on the guns used by the perpetrators, studies should be done on the drugs that many of them have a history of having taken to treat mental health disorders.

LOOK UP: NASA Rocket Launch May Be Visible Tonight
patch.com
by Kara Seymour
October 7, 2015

Residents of Pennsylvania may get a glimpse of a spectacular event tonight - a NASA rocket launch.

According to NASA, between 7 and 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, residents in the mid-Atlantic region may see NASA"s next suborbital launch. The rocket is launching from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. "Approximately six minutes after launch, the sounding rocket will deploy four sub-payloads containing mixtures of barium and strontium will be released, creating a cloud that is blue-green and red in color," NASA said on its website.

     

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