Pam Vredenburg's Blog – October 2013 Archive (45)

Destruction of Syrian chemical weapons a ‘milestone’ but more can be done – UN watchdog

October 31, 2013

The Syrian government has reached a milestone by meeting its “extremely important” November 1 deadline for the destruction of its listed chemical weapons and mixing and filling facilities, OPCW spokesman Michael Luhan told RT.

Syrian authorities “functionally destroyed the critical equipment which is needed…


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5 simple facts about US ‘easy money’

October 29, 2013

After the US managed to avert a default, world financial headlines shifted from “US government shutdown” and “debt ceiling” to another term – “quantitative easing”. RT explains what QE means and why everyday people should care about the Fed's decision.

On October 30, the…


Added by Pam Vredenburg on October 30, 2013 at 1:47am — 1 Comment

Rebels conduct new chemical weapons attack in Syria near Turkish border

October 29, 2013

The rebels used chemical weapons in north-eastern Syria near the border with Turkey on Tuesday, a Lebanese TV channel Al-Mayadeen reported.

The toxic shell exploded near a Kurdish defense forces’ checkpoint close to the border with Turkey in the city of Ras al-Ayn al-Hasakah.

The attack was reported…


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DARPA developing drone-mounted lasers to shoot down missiles

October 30, 2013

The research and development arm of the US Department of Defense plans to establish drone-mounted laser weapons, a scheme referred to as ‘Project Endurance’ in the agency’s 2014 budget request.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (…


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Collateral damage: Cost of each US soldier in Afghanistan soars to $2.1 mln

October 25, 2013

The cost of keeping each American soldier in Afghanistan is set to nearly double to 2.1 million, at the same time that crucial sectors of the US military are underfunded, according to a new analysis of the Pentagon’s budget.

US military planners are scrambling to explain why the cost has ballooned to $2.1…


Added by Pam Vredenburg on October 25, 2013 at 5:04pm — 1 Comment

Police required to obtain warrant before using GPS trackers, court rules

October 22, 2013

A federal appeals court, addressing an issue that the US Supreme Court chose not to cover in a recent decision, has ruled that law enforcement officials must obtain a warrant before attaching a GPS unit to a suspect’s car and tracking them.

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals made its ruling in the case of US…


Added by Pam Vredenburg on October 23, 2013 at 1:33am — No Comments

Joint decision: Uruguay prepares to legalize sale of marijuana at $1 a gram

October 22, 2013 

Uruguay is set to become the first country in the world to legalize the sale of marijuana at a market price of US$1 a gram. The bill is expected to pass through the senate in November, bringing the $40 million industry under state control.

The legislation was passed through the lower house earlier this year…


Added by Pam Vredenburg on October 22, 2013 at 10:37pm — No Comments

At least 17 police killed in new wave of blasts, militant attacks in Iraq

October 22, 2013

A string of violent attacks and suicide bombings targeting security forces across Iraq on Tuesday have killed at least 17 people and injured 45, according to local reports.

Deadly suicide bombings and armed attacks killed 16 members of the Iraqi security forces and wounded about 35 more in Iraq’s western…


Added by Pam Vredenburg on October 22, 2013 at 10:25pm — No Comments

6 airborne troops killed in explosion in northwest Russia

October 22, 2013

Six airborne troops were killed when an unidentified object exploded late Monday at a military range near the Russian city of Pskov, over 700 kilometers northwest of Moscow.

Two more troops have been injured, Interfax reports, citing the Defense Ministry’s press office. The injured soldiers have been taken…


Added by Pam Vredenburg on October 22, 2013 at 10:16pm — No Comments

Monsanto’s pesticides poisoning Argentina

October 22, 2013

Pesticides sold by Monsanto are behind health problems ranging from birth defects to elevated rates of cancer in Argentina, a report has revealed. A lack of regulations has led to widespread misuse of Monsanto’s products in the Latin American nation.

The Associated Press carried out a report that found a…


Added by Pam Vredenburg on October 22, 2013 at 6:33pm — No Comments

Are Recent East Coast Internet Outages Masking Bigger Problem?

October 21, 2013

Over the weekend, Time Warner Internet (TWI) services had a massive outage near the Northeast region in New York City.

The areas…


Added by Pam Vredenburg on October 21, 2013 at 9:45pm — No Comments

Multiple Wyoming School Districts Implant RFID Chip Technology In Students Without Parental Consent


<NR>It had been three long months since I last visited the quiet mining town of Hanna, Wyoming while on task to cover the groundbreaking test launch of the Obamacare RFID chip. I finally decided it…


Added by Pam Vredenburg on October 21, 2013 at 12:14am — 1 Comment



WHEATGRASS IS INTENSE. And so is this list of, count ‘em, fifty reasons get this living green liquid straight into your belly. Doctors Brian and Anna Maria Clement run the Hippocrates Health Institute and are leaders in the field of natural health and healing. Just like a shot of fresh…


Added by Pam Vredenburg on October 20, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

‘Constant agony:’ Anti-torture activist undergoes public force feeding to protest Gitmo

October 19, 2013 

An anti-torture activist underwent a nasal-tube feeding outside an appeals court in Washington DC to protest the abusive force-feeding of hunger strikers at and the practice of indefinite detention at Guantánamo Bay.

The feeding took place shortly after the US Court of Appeal for the District of Columbia…


Added by Pam Vredenburg on October 20, 2013 at 5:53am — No Comments

Prescription Painkiller Overdoses

What's the Issue?

In a period of nine months, a tiny Kentucky county of fewer than 12,000 people sees a 53-year-old mother, her 35-year-old son, and seven others die by overdosing on pain medications obtained from pain clinics in Florida.1 In Utah, a 13-year-old fatally overdoses on oxycodone pills taken from a friend’s grandmother.…


Added by Pam Vredenburg on October 20, 2013 at 4:52am — No Comments

US begins shifting Afghan logistics hub from Kyrgyzstan to Romania

October 19, 2013

The Pentagon has begun transitioning its Afghanistan air logistics base to Romania and plans to complete the shift from Manas Transit Center in Kyrgyzstan by July 2014 when its contract ends.

The announcement of the move to a new air hub in eastern Romania at forward operating site Mihail Kogalniceanu…


Added by Pam Vredenburg on October 20, 2013 at 1:07am — No Comments

Here's How Much Congress Got Paid During The Shutdown


The government shutdown came to a close early Thursday morning when President Barack Obama signed a bill to fund the government and lift the debt ceiling after a 16-day standoff in Congress.

While hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers went without pay for over two weeks, members of Congress continued…


Added by Pam Vredenburg on October 17, 2013 at 10:12pm — No Comments

No mid-Oct. paycheck for troops if government shuts down, lawmaker says

Sept. 23, 2013

With one week to go before a potential partial government shutdown, a key Republican lawmaker is warning troops to be financially prepared for the possibility of not getting a mid-October paycheck.

Rep. C.W. “Bill” Young, R-Fla., chairman of the House defense appropriations subcommittee, warns that the troops’…


Added by Pam Vredenburg on October 16, 2013 at 7:53pm — No Comments

Bomb here, please: US troops may start using Android app to order airstrikes

October 16, 2013

A US lab is working on an Android application which would enable troops to call in airstrikes and control drones via a smartphone. Dubbed the Android Terminal Assault Kit (ATAK), the map-based prototype app is said to be designed to “save lives.”

With all the cutting-edge standalone technologies developed…


Added by Pam Vredenburg on October 16, 2013 at 6:15pm — No Comments

How to Escape Obamacare 1 - 7

Oct 16, 2013…


Added by Pam Vredenburg on October 16, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

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