Now I am jumping right to News Brief's and maybe you'll see why: But I am often told my mind walks to a different drum corps...
Iraqi Prime Minister says his counterintelligence operation has uncovered plots for imminent terrorists attacks on the Paris, France and various U.S. subway systems by Islamic State.
Navajo Nation awarded a $554 million dollar settlement from the U.S. over past mismanagement of tribal resources in the largest settlement of its kind for a single American Indian tribe. ( Now I am surely not saying the Navajo do not deserve this, but where is all this money coming from? Or is this the case of one giant of an I.O.U.? As for me, I'd prefer the payment in cattle, sheep, vehicle fleets and expanded land for their reservations.)
Ebola statistics as of 9/20 showed 5,843 patient cases with 2,803 proving fatal. These numbers expected to make a sharp rise by October 1st and are now being predicted by some to reach 1 million cases by Jan 1, 2015- 3 months from now. ( Is that possible? See an additional story to follow in this edition of the journal...)
On 9/23, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum, entitled ...."Civil Society". Please look up White House.Government and go to Presidential actions under Executive Orders, Presidential Memorandums, Legislature pending, Proclamations and Statements, Press Hearings....such forth. Read this one under this date, it is too lengthy for me to write down, but if you look into it hard enough, you can see it can be giving our President a loaded gun to play with. (The lengthy part, which is not all that unusual for his memorandums. Under Section 6- it lists the "agencies engaged abroad", and we see Departments of State, Treasure, Defense, Justice....Homeland Security. Not the agencies you would normally see in assisting other governments form "civil Societies", unless you desire a pro-military one. Now Section 3 has been used before to cover other such government assistance- such as Pre-war Korea in 1950 when we had sent our ground troops in as peace keepers/advisers and later, into 1963-64 Vietnam, when we sent army troops in under the job title of "adviser". In both cases we had troops on the ground, but they were not called this as it might have anger the public back home. In the Korean venture people were extremely worn out from World War II and did not want another war. In the case with Vietnam, the Americans had gone through the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis and numerous communist problems in Greece and Spain. No one wanted to go to war in South East Asia for a country very few had ever heard of. President Kennedy created a program to send advisers in to teach the South Vietnamese how to fight. But overnight, those adviser which rapidly grew in number were leading those Vietnamese on combat patrols and the first Americans were being killed and wounded. Now the President has come up with a way to send in his own "advisers" under disguise and hidden by this memorandum. But believe me, they will be troops on the ground and the graves well need to be dug once again and another monument to be prepared for the very near future and sadly, once again it will be the monsters, the ones who profit from war who are to blame, but do we do anything to stop them?)
Austrian newspaper has accused the United States and Vienna, Austria of allowing the U.S. to spy on the United Nation complex in Vienna from a top a 41-story skyscraper via a special NSA-run operation. The United States has denied the operation, but the strange hut-like building identified in the article does exist, surrounded by steel fencing and 10- surveillance cameras. (This is one of the taller buildings in Vienna and a nice location if the NSA had wanted to run such an operation.)
Russia condemns U.S. Airstrikes on Islamic State targets without Syria's approval. Russia's foreign minister says U.S. must have UN approval or the approval of Damascus (Syria) for these attacks to have legitimacy.
Russia Defense Ministry "Slams" NATO for allowing a "mere clerk" to make statements on the withdrawal of Russian troops from the Ukraine. Adding that the Alliance's cleaner could start commenting next... The so-called clerk was a Lt. Colonel Jay Janzen, who had em-mailed comments to Reuters News Services, "A significant pullback of Russian conventional forces from inside Ukraine"...But that "Many thousands are still deployed in the vicinity of the border." However, the Russian Defense Ministry has consistently denied the presence of troops in Eastern Ukraine. ( Though the Russian military convoy, with armored vehicle had entered Eastern Ukraine and was mostly destroyed by Ukrainian Army artillery and forced them into a full retreat.)
At 9:53 a.m. this morning, our home in Moose Pass was struck by a quake I estimated at 4.6, surprised to learn the quake had actually been a 6.2 quake, which struck outside of Willow, Alaska. This is roughly about 180-miles from here and another 95 km northwest of the two. Measured at 102 feet deep. This ended up being the largest quake of the day for around the world.
The United States has black-listed Chechen fighters in Syria tied to Islamic State. ( This is yet another example that shows this area of the Middle East is a quicksand for Muslim, Kurdish, Jewish and Christian religions. We needed to avoid being here, except in the case Israel actually needs us. So many fighters have no idea who they are fighting as friends becomes foes and foes sign alliances to ally with a former enemy.
Russia speeds up law to Ban most foreign web services. Russian watchdog has blocked 600 websites since February, 2014.
Russian scientists are now traveling to Kuril Islands to study the effect of Japan's Fukushima's meltdown and what 22-tons of radioactive waste over per-day could be doing to the Pacific Ocean's Northwest waters after 3 years of this punishment. ( Now our scientists and politicians pushing them to tell their lies to say, " Oh, fish away, everything is fine." I would sure love to catch some halibut, cod or salmon from these deep waters and see if they'd eat what the cooks prepared from today's catch.)
China and U.S. hold secret cyber talks, while Chinese officials were in D.C. last week, with U.S. Cyber Counterparts. US did confirm, "We do not read out the contents of our private diplomatic exchanges."
Obama Administration bans the U.S. military from using anti-personnel land mines in a unilateral decision that went against top US military leaders and senior politicians. ( I am not surprised the Middle Eastern forces wanted those mines to be withdrawn. It's because those mines are primarily used for the perimeter defense of military bases and posts around the world and especially in the Middle East. It is those mines that keep insurgents from coming over the walls in mass attacks or a single suicide bomber. Our bases could not stand up to a wave of a thousand insurgents in a major land attack. It is those mines that kept them back. Now at night, in the dark, the soldiers will be back relying on 20th century technology of putting rocks in a can and hanging from the barbed wire. This is a major-major victory for the Muslim militants or possibly a future Muslim move against all American forces in the Middle East and we will not have the aircraft to get our soldiers out in time to save the majority of them. This happened to us in Vietnam in 1972. Agreeing with the UN Security Council, the removed all .50 caliber machine guns from our perimeter and replaced them with lighter weight M60 machine gun with one-half the distance and power. Oddly enough, our planes could keep the .50 caliber guns and much worse, but the enemy could also keep their .51 caliber Russian Machine guns, which continued to knock down our planes and helicopters. We always gave and gave, and it was our soldiers who paid for it in blood.)
An estimated 41.3 million people- illegal and illegal immigrants moved into the United States in 2013. (Feeling crowded down there, come see Alaska- but don't just stay in the cities. See the land, the people and the critters.)
Americans and US politicians felt "truly unsettling" and "utterly appalling", that President Obama went before the United Nations on 9/24 and praised controversial Muslim Cleric, who endorses Fatwa-encouraging the murder of American troops in Iraq. (Maybe he was only doing a practice warm-up for a talk-show later in the night and forgot where he was...all those bright lights, turbans and bows to kiss one's ring.)
Obama Healthcare Act and Electronic Records System has cost the U.S. taxpayer more than $73 billion in nearly 5-years. WebMD has received nearly $14 million to promote Obamacare, as a government initiative designed to get Americans to turn to "Official Information" on Healthcare Law.
Kurdish Community in Syria, an off-shoort of Christianity, has been overlooked once again as a potential U.S. Ally in fight against Islamic State and other Islamic militants. Many of the Kurdish troops have scored victories against the Islamic State, while their families are forced to flee the war zone. All too many of them are captured, forcing their families to watch on as wife and children are beheaded for their faith in God.
Ninth Circut Court of Appeals has opened the door to suppress Free Speech. Court ruled in favor of public schools prohibiting students from wearing American flag stenciled and painted t-shirts. They were fearful the display of the American flag with have an ill effect with Hispanics on the celebration of Mexican Independence from Spain Day on May 5 of each year. But rather for one day they made it for the school year and they had never bothered to take a poll in California schools of how the Hispanic students would feel, they only acted. In 1969, a Federal Law was passed contrary to this decision, which had allowed students to wear black arm bands as a way to show their lack of support for the Vietnam War. The court found this covered by the free speech amendment. Here, its the opposite in that the students were wearing the American flag t-shirts to honor their country and especially the military fighting in defense of their freedoms. The kids now see this as the liberial school siding against patriotism. ( I can imagine their history teachers reminded them of how the great governments in the world had fallen from within- Greece, Rome, France and Britain. Now it appears to be our turn and we're so busy looking to the skies to see where the sky will be falling in from. And the Bell tolls for us... could be.)
Dengue Fever vases in South China's Guangdong Province has increased by 791 cases in one day. Total fever cases in this province said to be 8,273.
China to deploy 700 troops in a UN peace keeping mission in South Sudan. Meanwhile, rumor has it the Chinese believe their new navy can beat ours...?
China and Laos to sign railway agreement as soon as possible to connect the two countries. (All said and done this would allow a Chinese corporal the ability to catch a train in Siberia and eventually ride it in one direction to the Indian coastline or very possibly into the Thailand Peninsula. This peninsula will allow the Chinese Navy complete access to any number of deep water ports and former US Naval installation. Thailand is also the home to a dozen or more abandoned, but major, US military Army, Navy, Marine and especially Air Force bases. A Strategic SAC b-52 bomber base was once located in Utapou, and Udorn had once held over 350 F-4 fighters. Nice place to own if you had the money or the troop strength to take. )
China, Sri Lanka pledge military cooperation.
Sierra Leone begins massive quarantine of more than 1.2 million people in world's largest lockdown to fight West Africa's Ebola Outbreak. A new approximate case numbers for West African Ebola Patients in the 5 infected countries in 6,200 and the dead account for nearly 3,000. Once again the stats are back to showing death totals at 49% and above the recent 47% of a few days ago. This is due to toe lock down for 3-days in Sierra Leone which provided new numbers as patients and bodies were located by volunteer health care workers. ( Yeah, this is me talking- The problem with even a larger sealing off, where there now talking about 1.2 million in an extra 3-5 communities adjoining the previous ones, you automatically heighten the fear level. Fear of the Ebola, fear of starving to death or dying of thirst, fear of looters who might be contaminated, and massive fear of uncontrolled rioting because no one is coming in to stop it. All of this could lead to rapid contaminated and provide the numbers WHO is now worried about. They predict a possible 20,000 people contaminated in one scenario and ONE MILLION in another and all within 3 months- the 1st of January, 2015. They have had to seal off communities on coastlines, which could mean young sailors having to fire on small boat filled with small children- could the do it, or do they let them go and there's 5 or 8 kids infected and they're headed for Britain. Will blockades manned by troops numbering in the hundreds, be able to stop charges of tens of thousands? And these people are headed for North or even South Africa. The sick and the starving with riot, or worse. History has shown several instances of cannibalism, including in the Bible. May'be we could just take care of it with a dozen or so air-fueled 2,000 bombs to take out these communities and everyone in them, it's non-nuke, backed by incendiaries like seen over England and Tokyo. But no, we are not butchers, or Nazis or even Islamic militants who behead 6 year old boys and girls. And I thank the Lord we are not. I can only hope those 1.2 million people will drop to their knees and ask the Lord for help in constant prayers. Maybe this is all God is waiting for. But it is not me or you to judge these people. As for me, I don't spend enough time on my knees as it is, either.)
Israel military has received its 4th German built submarine to add to its naval fleet.
Country of Slovenia, who says its against terrorism, will not join the U.S. anti-Islamic State-led- coalition.
Country of Netherlands will join the coalition to fight the Islamic State.
5.2 quake followed 45 minutes after 5.0 quake struck Fukushima, Japan. Japan has been showing an increase in quake activity but nothing approaching the 7.0 area. Some experts are watching Fuji and fault lines running in and a round Japan to see what might be happening if in the event things are possibly adding up to another 2011 natural disaster that killed so many people in Japan and outlying islands.
New Gallup Poll shows that 58% of US adults feel a third party is now needed, because neither the republicans or democrats are doing their job in representing the American people.
Congressman seeks a BAN to STOP federal workers from WATCHING PORN AT WORK! ( I was the one who capitalized those words. I couldn't believe this. Every bill costs thousands and thousands of dollars in paperwork and employee hours, plus other worthwhile laws that should have this time to be heard. Now I'm not saying there isn't a problem here, there is a major one. But why a legal ban? This is a job handled by proper supervision and control over GOVERNMENT computers or what is allowed into government workplaces. Supervisors, doing their paid for jobs, should be handling this. Warning first and then suspending the employee- get him some needed mental aid help because this is an addiction- a growing addiction in America. People like to laugh it off-DON'T. It CAN lead to rape, kidnapping, torture and then killing. If need be, fire the useless supervisor, or see if he or she- yes, women have it, too, is suffering from it and is crying for help. With so many companies going under, there are a lot of really needful supervisors and employees who would be grateful for a federal job. AND THIS TAKES BIG THINKERS??????)
16 quakes rattle the planet today over 4.0, including Alaska's 6.2. Willow is a nice roadside community north of Anchorage on the Parks Highway en route to Fairbanks. Bigger than Moose Pass, with 3 times the population. They've tried to move the State Capital there 2 times I know off because of the open flat ground, but it has never happened. Our politicians have never liked having open access to them by their voter. Being in Juneau means the voters have to fly in or take the Marine Highway to visit them. They get away with more this way. I think they even have a tie-less Thursday and Friday night Poker competitions. You'd be amazed by the lack of work that gets done in our state capital or maybe you wouldn't.
Officials in Northern Arizona have discovered a nasty and infected flea, that may and may not have wiped out the Arizona prairie dog population in this area. But the flea is surviving in the old and empty burrows. The Coconino County Health Officials found diseased fleas and notified area wide residents. A warning stated for everyone to avoid the handling of small game animals; rodents, rabbits and birds as they might be carrying the infected flea. Not to handle sick or dead animals, avoid feral cats as they often use the prairie dog tunnels to avoid predators. Use insect repellant often while in the field, wear rubber gloves and De-flea your own pets often. Symptoms include fever, chills, headaches and appear in 2-6 days. They also include weakness, muscle pain and swollen nymph glands to the groin, arm pits and or limbs. The infected flea feeds of blood of small animals and an infected animal can then spread the infection through an entire flea colony and then into another. This can cause a whole region of land to be filled with infected fleas. Once called the Bubonic Plague or Black Death in the dark ages, the infected flea plague, if this is even the same type, was responsible for killing one-third of the population of Europe and was finally destroyed through new medicines and and practice of sanitation. The plague found in Arizona is coming in on the heels of a another plague that struck Colorado in July. This one ended up being a pneumonic plague, and far less dangerous than a Bubonic Plague, but still one causing a grave sickness and a lesser of two evils. As of this report it is unknown what these infectious fleas are reported to be carrying, but information is being kept close to the chest until CDC runs suitable testing. NOW, I should remind you this story was only being carried in one stateside communication and not overseas at all.. So I am watching for follow-up and will report on same. This could be all a hoax. So check this out yourself, follow the CDC and United Nations.
Most of the attention is on Ebola, but they are following the Eurovirus EU-D68 that is hitting the 18 states. But no reported death as of yet and the rapid increase of Dengue Fever. It makes me wonder; if the Biblical disease mentioned in the Word of God is truly one disease that kills off 1/3 of the world's population or is it a blanket term for the release of Pestilence and could incorporate many diseases in the same approximate time? So many bio-agents, we made that could now come back to kill us. Wouldn't that be a kick in the head?
That's it for tonight, its after midnight and I'm ready to hit the pillow with my noggin.
God Bless and may your prayers be answered