The US is frustrated that Turkey withholds military help from besieged Kobane.
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HOW scared are you by Ebola? The Daily Caller spots the most scared person in the USA at Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C. is apparently not taking any chances.
The female passenger waited dressed in a full hazmat suit / plastic burqa – complete with a full body gown, mask and gloves.
That plastic bag to her side is her son.
AMBER Vinson was showing signs of illness. She recorded a 99.5 degree fever while flying a day before being diagnosed woth Ebola.
Amber Vinson, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is unwell. She’s a health care worker who cared for Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man who flew to Dallas, Texas. Nina Pham, a nurse who also cared for Duncan, was diagnosed with Ebola on Sunday.
MORE media balls now as the Sun declares that “TV Judy and daughter Chloe” are in a “rape threat hell”.
Judy is Judy Finnigan, who kicked off her perch on ITV’s Loose Women with a view on Ched Evans, the convicted rapist and erstwhile professional footballer. Finnigan said Evans deserved a life after prison, even if that included being a footballer.
IN Hong Kong, protesters are being beaten. Well, one is. Of course, if the Chinese Red Army arrive, this will be light relief:
CCTV footage has captured what appears to be six police officers in Hong Kong assaulting a protester on a street corner. The men can be seen repeatedly kicking and punching alleged victim Ken Tsang Kin-Chiu, a member of the Civic Party. The officers have been suspended since the footage was aired on a local news channel
BENEDICT Cumberbatch is plugging his film The Imitation Game. He plays Alan Turing, the mathematician and computer scientist whose key work decrypting German codes in the second world war helped the British defeat the Nazis.
Turing died in 1954. He had been convicted of gross indecency for being gay. At the time homosexuality was illegal in the UK. He endured a chemical castration as an alternative to prison. His death was suicide, so they say.
CHED Evans, a convicted rapist and Sheffield United footballer, is dating Natasha Massey. She was dating Evans before he was jailed for five years in 2012 for raping a 19-year-old in a hotel room. She was dating him at the time of the rape.
Massey thought it a good idea to appear on ITV’s This Morning and talk things over with the great unwashed.
Evans is likely to be released this month. Shrill voices say he should never play professional football lest impressionable and doltish fans see him at work and think rape is ok.
Massey appears to be on a PR offensive. She says:
“As soon as I found out that he’d been questioned over rape, my instinct was kind of protective of Ched, and I thought I have to stand by him. So my thoughts and feelings over the cheating were put to one side and I just stepped in to help him through this terrible time.”
MADELEINE McCann: Anorak’s look at the missing child in the news.
The Daily Star leads with the story:
MADDIE: BRIT PAEDO ARRESTED – Perv was in Algarve in 2007
So. Can this pervert be linked to the missing child in anything other than a headline? And that story of a “ghost child” by the missing Madeleine is in questionable taste, no?
Maddie McCann police arrest British paedophile who was on Algarve at time of disappearance
A CONVICTED paedophile thought to have been in Portugal when Madeleine McCann vanished has been arrested in Malta.
IN 2011 astrophysicist Brian Schmidt won the Nobel Prize in Physics. He went on the Nobel circuit. He travelled. A lot.
‘There are a couple of bizarre things that happen. One of the things you get when you win a Nobel Prize is, well, a Nobel Prize. It’s about that big, that thick [about the size of an Olympic medal], weighs a half a pound, and it’s made of gold.”
“When I won this, my grandma, who lives in Fargo, North Dakota, wanted to see it. I was coming around so I decided I’d bring my Nobel Prize. You would think that carrying around a Nobel Prize would be uneventful, and it was uneventful, until I tried to leave Fargo with it, and went through the X-ray machine. I could see they were puzzled. It was in my laptop bag. It’s made of gold, so it absorbs all the X-rays—it’s completely black. And they had never seen anything completely black.”
“They’re like, ‘Sir, there’s something in your bag.’
I said, ‘Yes, I think it’s this box.’
They said, ‘What’s in the box?’
I said, ‘a large gold medal,’ as one does.
So they opened it up and they said, ‘What’s it made out of?’
I said, ‘gold.’
And they’re like, ‘Uhhhh. Who gave this to you?’
‘The King of Sweden.’
‘Why did he give this to you?’
‘Because I helped discover the expansion rate of the universe was accelerating.’
At which point, they were beginning to lose their sense of humor. I explained to them it was a Nobel Prize, and their main question was, ‘Why were you in Fargo?’”
THE National Union of Students has voted. And it will not condemn ISIS.
The Tab reports:
The bill called for the Union – which claims to represent UK students – to support unity between Muslims, condemn the bloody terror of ISIS (also known as the Islamic State), and support a boycott on people who fund the militants. But the motion offended Black Students Officer Malia Bouattia, who said: “We recognise that condemnation of ISIS appears to have become a justification for war and blatant Islamaphobia. This rhetoric exacerbates the issue at hand and in essence is a further attack on those we aim to defend.”
Sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees.
OSCAR Pistorius shot his lover dead. But he can’t got to prison because:
Oscar Pistorius would be stripped of his legs and at risk of gang rape in one of South Africa’s squalid, overcrowded prisons, a probation officer told his sentencing hearing today.
Annette Vergeer, who was called by the athlete’s defence team, said prison would “break him as a person”. She said the Paralympian sprinter, who was convicted of culpable homicide for shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, would be “unable to defend himself within a prison environment”.
But, presumably, for every other person who goes into prison in South Africa – black men, mainly – the threat of gang rape is fine…
THE Sun leads with news of Manchester United and the killer in the hotel.
IS there anything that makes you think the Daily Mirror is not siding with Judy Finnigan in the matter of footballer and convicted rapist Ched Evans.
Judy appears to have put her face on upside down.
WHEN a man’s body was found in Detroit, police noted the smart German-made watch on his wrist. The Detroit News says the watch along with the man’s other belongings was placed in an evidence locker. Sgt. Alex Vinson investigated. He found n othing, not even the name of the cdead man.
And then it happened:
This week, while Vinson was in Idaho for advanced police training, fellow homicide detectives decided to reopen the case.
The detectives wanted to take another look at the watch — but when they removed the victim’s belongings from the property room, the watch wasn’t the same one that was photographed at the start of the case. Instead, it was a cheaper model, [Police Chief James] Craig confirmed.
Craig added the FBI helped police recover the watch, which Vinson was wearing during the training session. Vinson returned to Michigan Wednesday, and was read his Miranda rights by Internal Affairs officers.
ANTHRAX makes your greass greener:
A zebra in Africa might run from predators, such as lions, but it will happily run toward the deadly anthrax bacterium.
According to a study published last week in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, zebras are actually more attracted to grass covered with the bacterium Bacillus anthracis, which causes anthrax poisoning. If inhaled, these bacterial spores kill 75 percent of the infected — and the bacteria can live in the dirt for years.
Researchers working at Etosha National Park in Namibia noticed that the zebras killed by anthrax left lush, vibrant grass in their wake. It’s simple: The corpses decomposed on site, turning the short, dry grass of the area into a springy oasis with the nutrients they deposited.
IS Saudi Arabia at the heart of the IS crisis?
Last year, Syria’s Bashar al-Assad was the enemy. He had crossed Barack Obama’s “red line”, the President of America reasoning that shooting people in the face was not as bad as poisoining them.
The Saudis want Assad gone.
The WSJ noted a deal:
When Mr. Kerry [US Secretary of State JohnKerry] touched down in Jeddah to meet with King Abdullah on Sept. 11, he didn’t know for sure what else the Saudis were prepared to do. The Saudis had informed their American counterparts before the visit that they would be ready to commit air power—but only if they were convinced the Americans were serious about a sustained effort in Syria. The Saudis, for their part, weren’t sure how far Mr. Obama would be willing to go, according to diplomats.
The US needed a big Arab ally to get ISIS. So:
The Americans knew a lot was riding on a Sept. 11 meeting with the king of Saudi Arabia at his summer palace on the Red Sea. A year earlier, King Abdullah had fumed when President Barack Obama called off strikes against the regime of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad. This time, the U.S. needed the king’s commitment to support a different Syrian mission—against the extremist group Islamic State—knowing there was little hope of assembling an Arab front without it.
At the palace, Secretary of State John Kerry requested assistance up to and including air strikes, according to U.S. and Gulf officials. “We will provide any support you need,” the king said.
WHAT did you do in the war, daddy? Well, son, I got very, very stoned:
Ed Norris, rear, and Bob Dickey, GIs who freely admit they smoke marijuana and thus are known as “heads” in the Army subculture, show peace signs in Saigon, April 22, 1971. The two soldier circulated a petition in their unit supporting President Nixon’s invasions of Cambodia and Laos and his Vietnamization program. Their petition was in reply to an advertisement in the New York Times carrying the names of 49 GIs who urged participation in an anti-war rally in Washington. (AP Photo/Jim Bourdier)
THE first stop in the fight agasint Ebola: Prevention:
A man walks past a billboard warning people of the deadly Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia. Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. The number of people killed in the Ebola outbreak has risen above 4,000, the World Health Organization has said. The latest figures show there have been 8,376 cases and 4,024 deaths in the worst-affected West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The news comes as Liberian MPs refused to grant the president additional powers to deal with the Ebola crisis. (AP Photo/ Abbas Dulleh)
THE People brings readers:
Inside Kobane: Drug-crazed ISIS savages rape, slaughter and behead children
We hear testimony from Ekram Ahmet, 40, “who fled Kobane with his wife and five children six days ago”.
“Many have nowhere to go and many more are trapped between the town and the Turkish border – out in the open waiting for rescue or certain death.”
CAMILLA Cavendish on Ebola:
You can’t take a corkscrew with you on an aeroplane, but you can take a deadly virus. However much we want to believe the soothing words from the authorities about how difficult it is to catch ebola — and they are right — we may still feel a primordial shudder…
Airport thermometers won’t detect many victims, since it can take three weeks for ebola symptoms to appear. And people who are desperate to fly may not be honest with questionnaires asking if they have been in contact with a sufferer. So far the screening of passengers leaving Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone has led to fewer than 100 people being prevented from flying. Most of them turned out to be suffering from malaria…
The cases of Teresa Romero, the nurse who is critically ill in Spain, and Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian who died in America last week, suggest a level of complacency in those countries..
BROOKS Newmark MP continues to be front-page news. The Tory MP exposed (literally) in a sexting sting is on the Mirror’s front page:
The headline tells readers:
“I craved thrill of sex texts”: Disgraced Tory MP Brooks Newmark reveals he’s seeking psychiatric help…
Sex shame Tory MP Brooks Newmark last night told how he is “battling demons” and is seeking psychiatric help after a woman claimed he sent her a naked selfie. The dad-of-five admitted “craving adrenaline and risk” and blamed work stress for his “increasingly erratic behaviour”.