America The Whiny: Everyone Blames Everyone For An Ebola Disaster That Has Yet To Occur

s there absolutely nothing left in this country that we can take on as a nation without someone heading for the nearest cable TV news studio or on-line publication to lay the blame for our latest problem on the President, the government, racism or some other convenient entity?

via America The Whiny: Everyone Blames Everyone For An Ebola Disaster That Has Yet To Occur.

Pumpkin Seed Pesto by Williams Sonoma recalled over botulism threat | OregonLive.com

Pumpkin Seed Pesto by Williams Sonoma recalled over botulism threat | OregonLive.com.

 

Williams Sonoma is recalling Pumpkin Seed pesto sold nationwide over a botulism threat.

The California Department of Public Health, which discovered the problem, warned consumers not to eat the product because it was improperly manufactured and may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. The bacterium produces a nerve toxin that can cause paralysis.

The pesto, produced by California Olive and Vine of Sutter, Calif., has been distributed nationwide in Williams Sonoma stores since September. They were sold in 8-oz. ounce glass jars with screw-on metal lids, marked with the stocking numbers 6404305 and 6389043.

Israeli military training targets Children in Aida Camp

Local sources said that on Sunday 12 October the Israeli Occupation Forces stormed into Aida refugee camp without any provocation and began shooting tear gas, sound bombs and rubber coated steel bullets at children in the streets.

Eye wittness and photographer Mohammad AL-Azza said that “They were searching houses, occupying rooftops and invading the whole camp”.

He added “Yesterday, they were training soldiers by using families, children and homes as military practice. Tamer Abu Salem, 13 years old, was in Lajee Center moments before he was shot in the head with a rubber coated steel bullet. Tamer underwent emergency surgery after arriving at the hospital and he is still in the ICU. Before the soldiers left the camp, they shot two bullets through Lajee Center’s windows as punishment. The occupation is on-going, and our struggle continues.”

via Israeli military training targets Children in Aida Camp.

Columbus’ Discovery – Vatican Encouraged Slavery

The principles of “discovery” come out of the Roman Catholic Church. In 1452, Pope Nicholas V declared war on all non-Christians. He provided King Alfonso of Portugal a papal bull known as Romanus Pontifex. In this papal bull, Nicholas directed King Alfonso to “capture, vanquish, and subdue the saracens, pagans, and all other enemies of Christ,” to “put them into perpetual slavery,” and “to take all their possessions and property.” Pope Nicholas claimed that those who were not Christian did not have the right to be viewed as human beings. To emphasize this point, Pope Nicholas also issued the papal bull Dum Diversas, which legalized slavery as an act of a just war. Under the authority of these two papal bulls, King Alfonso traveled up and down the western coast of Africa claiming all the lands that he discovered, and enslaving the people. This gave rise to a monumental expansion in the African slave trade, which followed Columbus to this country.

Forty years after King Alfonso pillaged the West African coastline, Columbus set off to find Asia. By that time, a well-known tradition of Christian “discovery” had been established in Europe. This gave Columbus the express authority to take possession of any lands that he discovered that were not already under Christian rule. Following his accidental discovery of the Americas, Columbus returned to Europe where Pope Alexander VI ratified Spain’s claim to the lands that he had discovered, by issuing the papal bull Inter Cetera. Inter Cetera granted Spain the right to officially conquer the lands that Columbus had discovered during his 1492 voyage. Thus, acting under the authority of the Catholic Church, Columbus returned to the Americas where he engaged in heinous acts of genocide,

via Columbus’ Discovery.

Israel PM blames Palestinian ‘extremists’ for Jerusalem clashes | News , World | THE DAILY STAR

Bibi drinking again and he drunkenly blames victims for conflict! OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday blamed “Palestinian extremists” for clashes at Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, denying that Israel was behind mounting tensions at the site.

“Israel is committed to maintaining the status quo exactly as it’s been for many decades. What we’re seeing is Palestinian extremists who are instigating violence through incitement,” he said in the presence of U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

via Israel PM blames Palestinian ‘extremists’ for Jerusalem clashes | News , World | THE DAILY STAR.

Kobani: A Victim Of Our Sins

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The city of Kobani is falling in front of our eyes. The black flags of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have been slowly spreading above the buildings of this unfortunate Kurdish town in northern Syria. Sooner or later the resistance of the Kurdish fighters that are currently heroically trying to defend Kobani will crumble against an avalanche of medieval barbarism from ISIS, which is doubly fortified with modern weaponry. The tragedy of Kobani may seem irrelevant in the wider context of the turbulent Middle East, however, it highlights clearly the flawed thinking process of many in the Arab world, and alarmingly also in Turkey.

 Selective outrage

 Compare the muted response to the beheading of female Kurdish fighters, or the rape and forced marriages of Yazidi women by ISIS fighters to the loud, angry responses that have ___ rightly___ erupted following the…

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Got Insurance? Companies still say: “Screw you for being ill!” You Still May Pay A Steep Price For Prescriptions – Kaiser Health News

Sandra Grooms recently got a call from her oncologist’s office. The chemotherapy drugs he wanted to use on her metastatic breast cancer were covered by her health plan, with one catch: Her share of the cost would be $976 for each 14-day supply of the two pills. {14+ years of exclusive sales and gouging all the way for people trying to stay alive}

“I said, ‘I can’t afford it,’” said Grooms, 52, who is insured through her job as a general manager at a janitorial supply company in Augusta, Ga. “I was very upset.”

Even with insurance, some patients are struggling to pay for prescription drugs for conditions such as cancer, arthritis, multiple sclerosis or HIV/AIDS, as insurers and employers shift more of the cost of high-priced pharmaceuticals to the patients who take them.

via Got Insurance? You Still May Pay A Steep Price For Prescriptions – Kaiser Health News.