Girl, 4, dies of E. coli infection after Labor Day weekend near Oregon Coast | OregonLive.com

Loved ones clung to her, tucked stuffed toys into her bed and burst into her favorite song at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital during an hours-long goodbye to an outdoors-loving 4-year-old girl who died from complications associated with a virulent strain of E. coli.

via Girl, 4, dies of E. coli infection after Labor Day weekend near Oregon Coast | OregonLive.com.

Humans of New York

“When I was fifteen, I was raped by three boys while competing at a gymnastics tournament. I was so ashamed, that I stood on a train track, and waited for the train to come. At the last moment, I tried to jump away. I woke up after a month. It was the middle of the night, and I could immediately tell that something was missing. I started feeling all over my body, and that’s when I realized that I’d lost my arm. Now I counsel teenagers who have been diagnosed with HIV. I’m normally the first to meet with them after they get their results. I try to explain to them that there’s a way out of even the most impossible situations.”

(Odessa, Ukraine)

via Humans of New York.

Why America Is Failing – ‘Chuck Todd accuses President Obama of not mentioning Syria right after he does.

He wasn’t listening – just waiting to snipe!

The Last Of The Millenniums

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When saying ‘Syria’ 4 times isn’t saying the word ‘Syria’ to Chuck ‘It’s Not My Job’ Todd.
PRES. OBAMA:

I’m preparing the country to make sure that we deal with a threat from ISIL.

………………”ISIL poses a broader threat because of its territorial ambitions in Iraq and Syria“.

………………”Americans that had been taken hostage but the killing of thousands of innocents in– in Iraq thousands of innocents in Syria, the kidnapping of women the complete disruption of entire villages”.

………………:But what is absolutely clear in ISIL, which started as Al Qaeda in Iraq and arose out of the U.S. invasion there and was contained because of the enormous efforts of our troops there then shifted to Syria, has metastasized, has grown”.

……………….”We’ve got to do more effective diplomatic work to eliminate the the schism between Sunni and Shia that has been fueling so much of the violence…

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Power outage in Egypt, a burning memory from the past

Sun and wind power!

Nervana

Power outage

The pain was excruciating, the darkness daunting. The combination was too much for an 11-year-old girl. I cannot remember exactly how that night started, but I will always remember how it ended. The nightmare began when I accidentally dropped a pot full of boiling water, severely scalding my upper legs and the lower part of my abdomen. To add insult to injury, a power cut followed that delayed the emergency treatment I required. Although I have never forgotten this incident, Egypt’s current electricity crisis has inadvertently triggered a flashback.

 Later in the hospital, the plastic surgeon rightly pointed out that the neighboring pharmacist who had applied a dressing had made a classical error. The last thing you should do to a scalding burn is to wrap it with a dressing. The surgeon had to unwrap the dressing, which was firmly attached to my swollen and inflamed skin, and peel the…

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Spam/Spin/WhatMeWorry? Oxford study predicts 15 more countries are at risk of Ebola exposure – The Washington Post

{Complicity with spinning ebola story for profit of the newspaper and the university. If Ebola was that likely to move about quickly and to 15 more countries – this story would not be running would it? Ebola would already be a common disease in all these countries – and it is not. Why does it break out from time to time? No one knows and this “Oxford Model” does not tell us that. All you need to do the Oxford study is a map of where the two species of fruit bats live – and guess what? They are not limited to Africa. Something else is at play that triggers an outbreak and it is not greed for covering disasters!}

According to the Oxford model, in addition to the seven countries who have reported Ebola outbreaks in this epidemic and in past outbreaks since the disease was identified 1976, 15 other countries are at risk. There are five known strains of Ebola, and the one currently causing the West African outbreak, Zaire, is the most virulent. The other strains, Sudan, Taï Forest and Bundibugyo, have caused contained outbreaks in Ivory Coast, Sudan, and Uganda in the past. And the Reston species has not caused any known outbreaks, according to the World Health Organization.

via Oxford study predicts 15 more countries are at risk of Ebola exposure – The Washington Post.

Man assaults woman jogging…who turns out to be a federal marshal

After allegedly attacking her by grabbing her behind and pulling down her shorts, Flynn took off running and the victim/federal marshal ran after him, the station said.

That is when victim yelled, “Federal marshal, stop!”

She caught up with him a few blocks away, cornered him, and when he resisted, she kicked him in the crotch, CBS Pittsburgh reported.

Flynn is suspected of lifting up another woman’s skirt earlier that day (a busy Tuesday of sexual assault for this guy!) and now faces charges of aggravated assault, indecent assault, and escape. It’s unfortunate that, in a culture in which harassment like this is disturbingly normalized, it often takes a chance encounter with an law enforcement agent — or dedicated teen girl runner — to bring guys like this to justice. But still, I’m enjoying imagining his face when he heard “Federal marshal, stop.”

via Man assaults woman jogging…who turns out to be a federal marshal.

Somali Al-Shabab threatens US attacks to avenge leader’s death | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR

Shongole’s message, which was released over the Internet, threatened further attacks in Kenya and Uganda.

“As you have killed (Godane), many Americans will be killed in New York and Washington. This is real. Men have already been prepared,” he added.

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud told state radio he was confident Al-Shabab’s “lifespan is ending,” referring to a campaign launched by African force AMISOM and Somalian forces to drive the militants out of their remaining strongholds.

“We say to the terrorists, your time has ended,” he said.

via Somali Al-Shabab threatens US attacks to avenge leader’s death | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR.