Sierra Leone News: Health Minister Miatta Kargbo Mocks Nurse who died of Ebola: Sierra Leone News

Sierra Leone’s Minister of Health and Sanitation Miss Miatta Kargbo has appeared in Parliament yesterday June 17th 2014 to speak on the Ebola menace now ravaging Kailahun district and posing a threat to Sierra Leone. Whilst she appeared with many facts to defend her ministry, the minister went on to shock many by describing two of her deceased staff with promiscuous references of illicit, extra-marital sexual affairs. As citizens listened in horror, she openly identified the male staff by name and went on to say the female staff died because she was in a sexual relationship with the male staff. However, her claims were to be swiftly debunked by the elected parliamentarian for Daru.

via Sierra Leone News: Health Minister Miatta Kargbo Mocks Nurse who died of Ebola: Sierra Leone News.

News from The Associated Press

By 1900, there we no passenger pigeons left in the wild. By 1914, there was just 29-year-old Martha at the Cincinnati Zoo. People lined up to see her. She was a star.

Then on Sept. 1, 1914, Martha was found lying on the bottom of her cage. The passenger pigeon was now extinct. It had gone from billions of birds to zero in about one century, probably less.

via News from The Associated Press.

Wolfowitz’s Noble Lies

An ignoble lie again to keep from being prosecuted as a war criminal or being indicted for fraud.

The Dish

I tend not to hold the somewhat conspiratorial view that followers of Leo Strauss, the guru of the neocon intelligentsia, actively believe in deceiving the American people in the pursuit of statecraft. Strauss argued that many critical texts in Western civilization were written with an esoteric teaching for the intelligent few, while presenting a less radical and palatable public doctrine for the masses. Hence the Straussian penchant for a noble lie – one that is good for the people to believe but which the elite knows is bullshit. Perhaps the classic example of this is the Straussian support for public religion, while the bulk of them are atheists. For them, religious faith is entirely instrumental – a way to lie your way to social order and cohesion.

In the case of the Iraq war, several untruths were told. Among them: there is no sectarianism in Iraq; it will cost next…

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Abbas: ‘We will find the missing settlers, get them back and punish those responsible’

The Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas declared today that the Palestinian authorities are coordinating with the Israeli authorities to find the three missing Israeli settlers in the West Bank. The security coordinator is trying to protect the Palestinians from a 3rd Intifada.

He made this statement during his speech in the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers that is taking place in Saudi Arabia. He also said that the three missing settlers are humans like the rest of us, and the Palestinian authority is searching for them to take them back to their families. He added that the people responsible will be punished for this operation as the kidnapers are trying to destroy the Palestinian authority.

Abbas said that the security coordination with the Israeli authorities benefits the Palestinians, and that Palestinians should be committed to it as they committed to the Palestinian Unity government.

via Abbas: ‘We will find the missing settlers, get them back and punish those responsible’.

Celebrating the Introduction of Bill to Protect San Gabriel Mountains and Rivers | Ramya Sivasubramanian’s Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Against the backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains, I joined supporters at Peck Water Conservation Park along the Rio Hondo River on Saturday, June 14th to celebrate Congresswoman Judy Chu’s recent legislation to permanently protect over 615,000 acres of the San Gabriel Mountains, rivers, and parks. Co-sponsored by Rep. Adam Schiff and Rep. Tony Cárdenas, supporters include local governments, school districts, water agencies, businesses, residents, and organizations like San Gabriel Mountains Forever. And it’s easy to see why.

via Celebrating the Introduction of Bill to Protect San Gabriel Mountains and Rivers | Ramya Sivasubramanian’s Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC.

Oil/gas/fracking b4 land/people/animals – Text of H.R. 4866: To reverse the Department of the Interior’s listing of the lesser prairie chicken as

Totally weird – area covered is one that gas and oil developers hope to frack – guess they must think they will be done ruining the land and water by 2020?

Notwithstanding any prior action by the Secretary of the Interior, the lesser prairie chicken shall not be treated as a threatened species or endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) before January 31, 2020.

via Text of H.R. 4866: To reverse the Department of the Interior’s listing of the lesser prairie chicken as … (Introduced version) – GovTrack.us.

Both sides cry foul over prairie chicken decision – Albuquerque Business First

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Rep. Pierce has filed a House Bill to take authority over Lesser Prairie Chickens away for USFWS. It’s all about fracking, campaign donations, and trashing the ground water needed for drinking and for crops!)

“I support Chaves County in its decision to stand up to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service against its destructive decision to list the prairie chicken,” Pearce said. “The FWS’s decision to cater to environmental groups and disregard science will devastate New Mexico’s way of life. New Mexicans will pay the price in lost jobs, industry, ranching and oil and gas production. This is a federal government that is out of control. The only way change can occur is when local citizens and their leaders, like those in Chaves County, start standing up and demanding it.”

via Both sides cry foul over prairie chicken decision – Albuquerque Business First.