Hand, foot, and mouth disease pops up at three US college campuses

It is a painful disease that normally affects children, but in recent months, it has popped up at U.S. universities outside of the Bay Area.
It is called hand, foot, and mouth disease, and two Florida universities and the University of Illinois have reported up to three dozen cases in the last couple of months.






Brazil mutant mosquitoes to breed out diseases

Scientists in Brazil are preparing to release millions of factory-bred mosquitoes in an attempt to wipe out their distant cousins that carry tropical diseases. The insects' method: have sex and then die.

British firm Oxitec says its genetically modified mosquitoes will swarm in among ordinary species such as Aedes aegypti, the insect that carries feared diseases such as Zika, dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya.






Alert level raised for Alaska volcano after explosion detected

Scientists raised the alert level for a remote Aleutian volcano on Monday after an explosion was detected on the mountain and heard by residents of a tiny village some 45 miles (72 km) away, a monitoring website said.
Cleveland Volcano, a 5,676-foot (1,730-metre) peak on the uninhabited Chuginadak Island, about 940 miles (1,504 km) southwest of Anchorage, was raised to orange from yellow by the Alaska Volcano Observatory.
The orange code, the second-highest on the scale, is issued when a volcano is "exhibiting heightened or escalating unrest with increased potential of eruption," according to the observatory. A red code is issued when an eruption is imminent or under way.





Britain sends hundreds of soldiers and tanks to Russian border in biggest military deployment since Cold War

Britain is sending hundreds of soldiers and hardware to Russia's borders as part of a huge military deployment.
A total of 800 troops, drones and tanks are moving to Estonia next spring, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said.
The move is part of the biggest military build up of NATO troops on Russia's borders since the Cold War.
Mr Fallon said the deployment of the battalion, supported by French and Danish troops, will start from May 2017.






Wikileaks: Obama Sought Muslims for Top White House Jobs

The newest batch of John Podesta emails from WikiLeaks shows President Barack Obama's transition team kept lists of Muslim and Asian candidates for administration jobs.
The 2008 emails show Podesta was sent lists of Muslims and Asians to be considered for White House jobs, with Arab Christians excluded or relegated to a separate list.
In the email exchange, an aide wrote, "In the candidates for top jobs, I excluded those with some Arab American background but who are not Muslim (e.g., George Mitchell). Many Lebanese Americans, for example, are Christian. In the last list (of outside boards/commissions), most who are listed appear to be Muslim American, except that a handful (where noted) may be Arab American but of uncertain religion (esp. Christian)."






Get Ready For Civil Unrest: Survey Finds That Most Americans Are Concerned About Election Violence

Could we see violence no matter who wins on November 8th?  Let’s hope that it doesn’t happen, but as you will see below, anti-Trump violence is already sweeping the nation.  If Trump were to actually win the election, that would likely send the radical left into a violent post-election temper tantrum unlike anything that we have ever seen before.  Alternatively, there is a tremendous amount of concern on the right that this election could be stolen by Hillary Clinton.  And as I showed yesterday, it appears that voting machines in Texas are already switching votes from Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton.  If Hillary Clinton wins this election under suspicious circumstances, that also may be enough to set off widespread civil unrest all across the country.
At this moment there is less than two weeks to go until November 8th, and a brand new survey has found that a majority of Americans are concerned “about the possibility of violence” on election day…








American Israelis casting their ballots for Trump












NAVY OFFICER TELLS ALASKANS: PREPARE FOR WAR

The Daily Star has reported that a former high-ranking Naval official has evidence to suggest Russia is preparing to invade Alaska if war breaks out between the United States and Russia.
“We are the verge of being invaded from Alaska all the way down into Canada and eventually the Northwest,” he said.






China Holdings of U.S. Treasuries Drop to Almost Four-Year Low

China’s holdings of U.S. Treasuries fell to the lowest level since November 2012, as the world’s second-largest economy draws down its foreign reserves to prop up the yuan.
The biggest foreign holder of U.S. government debt had $1.19 trillion in bonds, notes and bills in August, down $33.7 billion from the prior month, the biggest drop since 2013, according to U.S. Treasury Department data released Tuesday in Washington and previous figures compiled by Bloomberg.




Beyonce Bleeds On Stage, Fans Cut Themselves In Solidarity

While BeyoncĂ© was performing her song “Haunted” during Jay Z’s Tidal X benefit concert, her long braid apparently caught on one of her earrings and ripped it from her ear, leaving her bleeding and her ever-loyal Beyhive filled with worry.
Fans of the superstar swarmed Twitter to give their queen a shout-out for continuing on with her performance, but their show of support quickly turned graphic.



State investigating allegations of voter fraud in Tarrant

Less than a month before the Nov. 8 election, allegations of voter fraud in Tarrant County are under investigation by the state, prompting concern that the timing may intimidate some voters — and possibly lay groundwork for the Legislature to enact more restrictions on voting next year.

The complaints focus on mail-in ballots, which allow people to vote from their homes without any ID or verification of identity.















Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/election/article108539187.html#storylink=cpy

US and Russia could 'start Third World War over Syria conflict', says Turkey

The US and Russia could drive the world into a global war if the conflict in Syria is not resolved, Turkey has warned. 

Tensions have become increasingly heightened between Washington and Moscow in recent weeks. Last week, the US and UK warned Russia and its ally the Syrian government that new economic sanctions could be imposed if the bombing of Syria's besieged Aleppo continues.
On Sunday, Russia condemned Washington for making “unprecedented” threats of cyber attacks following accusations by the Obama administration that Moscow had hacked computers belonging to American political organisations.





KREMLIN INSIDER: ‘WAR MIGHT BEGIN EVEN BEFORE U.S. ELECTIONS’

Sergei Markov, a member of the Civic Chamber, a Moscow-based state institution, told the Daily Beast, “These are the most serious tensions between Moscow and Washington in decades….the war might begin even before the November elections in the U.S.”
“I personally plan to stock 200 cans of pork to be ready for a potential war crisis,” Markov added, “and I advise everybody to do the same.”





5 Urgent Warnings From Big Banks That the “Economy Has Gone Suicidal”

The economy has gone suicidal.

It is working against the very people who need its energy to survive. It is collapsing on its own weight, and the weight of literally incalculable levels of toxic debt. And it is going to create the greatest disaster of our time, if the warnings from the world’s most powerful bankers are any indication.

While the general population is obsessed with the details of the world’s most entertaining and bizarre election in American history, the big banks are gearing up for a deadly serious economic collapse.

Just during the past few weeks, there have been major discussions about stock markets dropping, the insolvency of Europe’s biggest investment bank, the mounting debt crisis and a deeper, long-term decline for ‘everyday Americans.’

Here’s what you probably missed while the Hillary-Trump cage match has taken over the collective psyche:












Firebombing ‘an attack on democracy’

Gov. Pat McCrory Sunday called the weekend firebombing of a North Carolina Republican headquarters “an attack on our democracy,” while one GOP official called it an act of “political terrorism.”
In a tweet, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump blamed “Animals representing Hillary Clinton and Dems in North Carolina.”















Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article108627627.html#storylink=cpy

UFO expert found dead days after texting mum: 'Your boy's in trouble - if anything happens to me, investigate'

Why Is Obama Threatening Russia With World War 3 Right Before The Election?

It sure seems like an odd time to be provoking a war with Russia.  As I write this, we stand just a little bit more than three weeks away from one of the most pivotal elections in U.S. history, and Barack Obama has chosen this moment to strongly threaten the Russians.  As I wrote about on Friday, Reuters is reporting that Obama is contemplating “direct U.S. military action” against Syrian military targets, and the Russians have already indicated that any assault on Syrian forces would be considered an attack on themselves.  The rapidly deteriorating crisis in Syria has already caused tensions with Russia to rise to the highest level since the end of the Cold War, but now Obama is adding fuel to the fire by publicly considering “an unprecedented cyber covert action against Russia”.  Apparently Obama believes that Russian hackers are interfering in the election and so he wants payback.  The following comes from an NBC News article entitled “CIA Prepping for Possible Cyber Strike Against Russia“…
The Obama administration is contemplating an unprecedented cyber covert action against Russia in retaliation for alleged Russian interference in the American presidential election, U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News.
Current and former officials with direct knowledge of the situation say the CIA has been asked to deliver options to the White House for a wide-ranging “clandestine” cyber operation designed to harass and “embarrass” the Kremlin leadership.
The sources did not elaborate on the exact measures the CIA was considering, but said the agency had already begun opening cyber doors, selecting targets and making other preparations for an operation.




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Assange's internet link intentionally severed by state party - WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks has activated “contingency plans” after its co-founder’s internet service was intentionally cut off by a state actor, the media organization said in a tweet.
The internet is one of the few, if not only, available ways for Julian Assange, who has been locked up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for more than four years, to maintain contact with the outside world.




River turns blood red overnight alarming residents in Guatemala

The Samalá river in Quetzaltenango turned blood red overnight on October 14, 2016, alarming residents of nearby communities.

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) has launched an investigation to determine the source of this mysterious color.









Hillary Might Issue Executive Order on Guns

Russ Feingold, the former Democratic senator from Wisconsin who is running again in an attempt to win back his old Senate seat, was recorded at a fundraiser saying that Hillary Clinton might issue an executive order on guns.
The video was captured by James O’ Keefe’s Project Veritas at an Aug. 17, $2,700 per-head fundraiser held at the Palo-Alto, Calif., home of Democratic donors Amy Rao and Harry Plant. Palo-Alto is located 10 minutes away from Stanford University, where Feingold taught after leaving his position as a special envoy at the U.S. State Department.







Israel To Enter “Danger Zone” With Obama’s Final Days Of Presidency

Israel faces a unique window of danger from Nov. 9 to Jan. 20: What might President Obama do in his final days in office to slam the Jewish state?
Start with Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent flat refusal to promise a US veto on any upcoming anti-Israel resolution in the UN Security Council.
On Saturday, Haaretz reports, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Kerry he’s counting on Washington to stick to its policy of nixing anti-Israel resolutions. Kerry’s reply: The administration has yet to make a decision on the matter.






Nuclear war 'IMMINENT' as Russia tells citizens to find out where the closest bunkers are

A terrifying Russian television broadcast explicitly told civilians to find out where their nearest bomb shelter is and repeatedly asked viewers if they were ready for nuclear war.
One apocalyptic broadcast told viewers on Moscow's state-owned TV channel NTV: "If it should one day happen, every one of you should know where the nearest bomb shelter is. It’s best to find out now."









Hurricane-force winds, flooding to slam northwestern US through the weekend

A train of storms will pound the northwestern United States with flooding, dangerous surf and hurricane-force winds into early next week.
The most severe impacts will be felt from southwestern British Columbia through western Washington and Oregon and into northern California as several Pacific storms barrel onshore through Tuesday.









Anonymous warns that the Pentagon thinks World War III is ‘imminent’

World affairs have suddenly got rather alarming - with tensions rising between Russia and America simmering as the two nations clash over Syria.
Former leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned this week that the world had reached a ‘dangerous threshold’.
Against this background, hacktivist collective Anonymous has posted a series of alarming videos and news reports - with one suggesting that World War III is ‘imminent’.