The Weather Channel
This past week has seen record warmth across much of the East but a big change is on the way. An arctic blast will be arriving this weekend with the first freeze of the season for many, and record low temperatures are possible as well.
High temperatures early this week were above average from the Northeast to the South. , set a record high of 90 degrees on Monday, which was the latest 90 degree temperature recorded there (the previous record was October 21). Record high temperatures were also tied on Monday in (84),(85) and (89). Continue reading
AM New York – by Ivan Pereira
The owner of a Park Slope bar popular among dog owners said he wants the city to allow his-four legged patrons back inside.
Last week, the city’s health department fined The Gate, at 321 5th Ave., for violating city code that forbids dogs from going inside eateries after someone called 311. Since it opened in 1997, the Gate has allowed customers to bring in their pets and no one ever complained or felt unsanitary, according to its owner Bobby Gagnon. Continue reading
Truthstream Media – by Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton
Maybe it is all just scare tactics and bad dreams.
Behold the ascent of America’s nightmare candidates, perhaps to make us grateful for the occasional half-honest politicians we are given. All signs are pointing to the idea that the establishment has selected… Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton as our presidential candidates for 2016. Continue reading
New York Daily News – by CHELSIA ROSE MARCIUS, JOSEPH STEPANSKY
A woman in her 60s was found beheaded on a Long Island street just minutes before a man stepped in front of a LIRR train less than a mile away, according to witnesses and police.
Cops said the two victims may have been mother and son.
Police made the horrific discovery of the woman’s body in front of an apartment building on Secatogue Ave. in Farmingdale around 7:55 p.m., a Nassau County Police spokesman said. Continue reading
New York Post – by Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding
The city’s first Ebola patient initially lied to authorities about his travels around the city following his return from treating disease victims in Africa, law-enforcement sources said.
Dr. Craig Spencer at first told officials that he isolated himself in his Harlem apartment — and didn’t admit he rode the subways, dined out and went bowling until cops looked at his MetroCard the sources said. Continue reading
Reuters – by SUSAN HEAVEY AND ROBERTA RAMPTON
Saying she will not be bullied by politicians, a Maine nurse is giving the state an ultimatum: Lift her Ebola quarantine by Thursday or she will disregard the restrictions and go to court.
The saga of nurse Kaci Hickox illustrates how U.S. states are struggling to protect against the virus without resorting to overzealous and useless precautions or violating civil rights. Continue reading
Atlanta Journal Constitution – by Katherine Biek
Carnell Alexander via WXYZ: “I feel like I’m standing in front of a brick wall with nowhere to go.”
That’s Carnell Alexander. He currently owes about $30,000 in back child support. The state of Michigan says if he doesn’t pay up, he could face prison time. But here’s the thing: The child, who is now an adult, isn’t Alexander’s, and he has the DNA tests to prove it. Continue reading
The US Federal Reserve has announced it is ending its quantitative easing (QE) stimulus program begun in 2008.
The Fed said it was confident the US economic recovery would continue, despite a global economic slowdown.
The targets for inflation and reduction in unemployment were on track, the Fed said in a statement. Continue reading
Opposing Views – by Chad Arias
In an epic metamorphosis, an Oklahoma beer deliveryman-turned-cape crusader took down a would-be assailant trying to commit armed robbery.
Brock Nulph, a beer deliveryman for Pope Beer Distributing, was making his weekly Monday morning stop at D&T Convenience Store when the attempted robbery began to unfold.
An unidentified 14-year-old boy entered D&T wearing a makeshift mask. Kristi Sheimann was the store’s cashier at the time and she recalls telling to boy take the mask off or leave the stores premises. Continue reading
CNS News – by Patrick Goodenough
A global effort to counter claims by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) that it is acting in the name of Islam must include a counter-narrative that highlights “our profound respect” for the religion, the administration’s point man in the anti-ISIS coalition said this week.
Retired Marine Corps Gen. John Allen was speaking in Kuwait, where representatives of more than a dozen Islamic and Western met to discuss using public communications to combat ISIS (also known as Da’esh – an acronym for the Arabic rendering of the group’s name, ad-Dawlah al-Islamiyah fil-Iraq wa ash-Sham). Continue reading
The Crisis by Thomas Paine, The Tactical Report, How the hell did we get here?, feds taking over southern Nevada.
Left Hook – by Dean Henderson
I’ve seen more than a few bizarre US election campaigns in my life. In 2004 when Barrack Obama won his Illinois US Senate seat, I won the Democratic primary for Congress across the big muddy river in Missouri’s 8th District.
I lost the general election to Republican Jo Ann Emerson’s Corporate PAC-Money Machine- she raised $1 million to my $17,000. Refusing to accept corporate money, I never had a chance, but we stirred it up and built a more progressive Democratic Party in Missouri’s 8th Congressional District. Continue reading
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dismissed criticisms by the United States and the European Union (EU) of the Zionist regime’s plan to build more than 1,000 settler units in the occupied Palestinian lands.
“I’ve heard the claim that our construction [of 1,060 new settler units] in Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem (East al-Quds) distances peace. It’s this criticism that distances peace. These statements are detached from reality,” the Israeli premier said on Tuesday. Continue reading
SHTF Plan – by Mac Slavo
The battle for hearts and minds is on and the elite are getting fed up with citizen proles who believe it a right to speak freely and openly about their ideologies and criticisms of government policies.
Their attempts to control the agenda and conversation have repeatedly been met with protests, both online and off, as traditional mainstream audiences migrate by the millions to alternative media and citizen journalism. Continue reading
Slate – by Phil Plait, October 22, 2014
Sure enough, as predicted, the freakishly huge sunspot AR 2192 blew out a powerful X-class flare [last Wednesday] around 14:00 UTC. The picture above shows the view from the Solar Dynamics Observatory; in the far ultraviolet it’s very sensitive to solar activity. Note the Earth for scale there, in case you need the Universe to crush your feeling of self-importance under its heel.
Flares are massive explosions on the Sun associated with sunspots. You can read about them in detail in an earlier post I wrote, but the quickie version is that magnetic fields in sunspots can store vast amounts of energy. Looping magnetic field lines can get tangled up and snap, releasing their energy as mind-crushing explosions called flares.They’re rated by how much X-ray energy they emit; for example M-class are “moderate”, and X-class are the highest.
National Journal – by Jordain Carney
All soldiers returning from the Ebola mission in West Africa will undergo a 21-day quarantine.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered military leaders to develop a plan within 15 days on how to carry out the “controlled monitoring regimen” for the approximately 4,000 troops that could be involved in the military’s Ebola operations, said Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, in a statement Wednesday. Continue reading