16 total months for sex abuse? Brooklyn Cantor Released From Prison 3 Months After Admitting To Child Molestation: Gothamist

Though Lebovits has admitted to forcing one teenager to engage in oral sex with him on eight different occasions in 2004 and 2005, community members say there are likely many other victims. He has been designated a level-2 sex offender.

via Brooklyn Cantor Released From Prison 3 Months After Admitting To Child Molestation: Gothamist.

Airline Passenger With Ebola Is Under Treatment in Dallas – NYTimes.com

A man who took a commercial flight from Liberia that landed in Dallas on Sept. 20 has been found to have the Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Tuesday. He is the first traveler to have brought the virus to the United States on a passenger plane. {and will not be the last since people do not seem to have the good sense to get checked before exposing hundreds}

He was not ill during the flight, health officials said. Symptoms developed several days after he arrived, and he is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

via Airline Passenger With Ebola Is Under Treatment in Dallas – NYTimes.com.

UKIP about to announce ban on 1970s rock music? Speculation mounts.

A _ilent “s?”

Pride's Purge

(Satire? Or the UKIP?)

Political pundits are speculating that the UKIP are considering banning crap 1970s rock music in Britain.

The rumours come after this UKIP graffiti appeared yesterday outside a primary school in Manchester:

ukip foreigner out

Obviously some people got the wrong end of the stick and thought this was proof of racism in the ranks of the UKIP membership.

But as we all know Ukippers are not at all racist. And anyway, the graffiti clearly refers to ‘Foreigner’, not ‘Foreigners’.

Foreigner OUT!

Toto OUT!

Van Halen OUT!

Aerosmith OUT!

If the rumours are true – it’s a vote winner for sure.

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Just because they can because the government lets them and protects them! Israeli settlers take over 25 homes in E.Jerusalem: residents | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR

Mohammed al-Khayat, whose family owns three apartments in one Silwan building, told AFP settlers had broken the locks on empty properties and then changed them.

A police spokeswoman said clashes flared later when one Palestinian man tried to get into one of the buildings.

She said the properties belonged to settlers, who had presented documents proving they had purchased them.

Elad, a hardline settler organisation that seeks to increase Jewish settlement in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, told AFP that a company called Kendall Finance had purchased the properties.

But Mohammed Dahla, a lawyer representing the Palestinian owners, said they denied selling them.

A spokesman for Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, quoted by news agency Wafa, slammed “the occupation by settlers of buildings in Silwan close to the Al-Aqsa mosque.”

Silwan, an Arab neighbourhood were a few hundred hardcore settlers live, is often the scene of violence between the two sides, or between young Palestinians and police.

via Israeli settlers take over 25 homes in E.Jerusalem: residents | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR.

Hardline Buddhists in Myanmar, Sri Lanka strike anti-Islamist pact | Reuters

{Oh great: now we’re gonna have fundamentalist “Buddhist”  terrorists and wannabe-dictators!?! This has less to do with Buddhism than ISIL has to do with Islam – and what group of organized Muslims are attacking Buddhists – zero!}

Wirathu is known for his anti-Islamic sermons, and his “969 movement” has been accused of running a hate campaign against Muslims in Myanmar, where at least 240 people have been killed since June 2012.

“Both Bodu Bala Sena and 969 movement have felt that they must now come forward to derive practical and meaningful ways to address these burning issues which cannot be left for politicians to deal with,” the agreement said.

The groups will work on building networks among Buddhist societies and pool resources to fight for the faith, it said.

Wirathu was the guest of honor at a convention of the Sri Lankan group on Sunday where it announced the plan to work together ahead of a presidential election in Sri Lanka that could be held as early as January.

“The aim is to create an international Buddhist force the way we have a Buddhist force nationally in the country,” said BBS Secretary-General Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara said about the pact struck with Wirathu’s movement.

via Hardline Buddhists in Myanmar, Sri Lanka strike anti-Islamist pact | Reuters.

EU’s new digital commissioner calls celebrities in nude picture leak ‘stupid’ | World news | The Guardian

the person applying to be in charge of shoring up trust in the internet so that Europeans do more business online just victim-blamed people whose personal data was accessed and spread without authorisation.”

via EU’s new digital commissioner calls celebrities in nude picture leak ‘stupid’ | World news | The Guardian.

Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak — Nigeria, July–September 2014

Nigeria’s decision to use EOC/IMS to respond to Ebola resulted in a rapid, effective, and coordinated outbreak response. As of September 24, the Nigeria response had successfully limited the outbreak to 20 laboratory confirmed and probable cases (in two states) with the last cases occurring on August 18 and August 31 in Lagos and Port Harcourt, respectively. This limited spread and the rapid scale-up against the backdrop of the large, dense, urban environments of Lagos and Port Harcourt suggest early response efforts were successful; this is likely directly attributable to the Nigerian government’s strategic use of its public health institutions and the EOC/IMS structure to manage the response. The EOC/IMS approach should be a central part of national and subnational preparedness efforts for public health threats. EOC/IMS is a key component of the global health security agenda, along with Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response/International Health Regulations (IHR 2005).

via Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak — Nigeria, July–September 2014.

Migrant deaths crossing Mediterranean top 3,000 in 2014 – BBC News

Just saying – there do not seem to be any emergency meetings being called for as in the current ebola outbreak, or pledges of millions of dollars to prevent future deaths.

More than 3,000 migrants have died crossing the Mediterranean this year, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

In a report published on Monday, the IOM said the 3,072 deaths made Europe the most dangerous destination for “irregular” migrants.

The organisation said that some experts placed the toll three times as high.

This year’s total is more than double the previous peak in 2011, and exceeds last year’s estimate over four times.

Since January, 4,077 migrant deaths have occurred worldwide with 75% of fatalities happening in Europe.

via Migrant deaths crossing Mediterranean top 3,000 in 2014 – BBC News.