‘Smart meters’ to be put in every British home despite fears they may not work 06 July 2014 The 11 billion-pound Government plan to put ‘smart meters’ into every British home will be launched this week despite fears they may not work and could open the national grid up to cyber-terrorists [and cause cancer rates to soar]. Due to complex technology the metres will also not work in a third of British homes including rural houses, high-rise flats and basements. Energy companies will begin the installation of smart meters next year at a cost of at least 200 pounds per home, and have admitted the expense will be passed on to customers. [People need to destroy every ‘smart meter’ they see.]
CIA admits to spying on Senate staffers 31 July 2014 The director of the Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan, issued an extraordinary apology to leaders of the US Senate intelligence committee on Thursday, conceding that the agency employees spied on committee staff and reversing months of furious and public denials. Brennan acknowledged that an internal investigation had found agency security personnel transgressed a firewall set up on a CIA network, called RDINet, which allowed Senate committee investigators to review agency documents for their landmark inquiry into CIA torture. The acknowledgement brings Brenan’s already rocky tenure at the head of the CIA under renewed question.
U.S. agrees to re-supply Israel with several types of ammunition – defense official –Israel calls up thousands more reservists in its war on Gaza 31 July 2014 The Israeli military said Thursday that it is calling up 16,000 additional reservists, bolstering its forces for its fight against Hamas in Gaza after a request for more ammunition from the United States…While U.S. officials have called on Israel to do more to protect civilians [?], the United States has agreed to Israel’s request to resupply it with several types of ammunition, a U.S. defense official told CNN on condition of anonymity. Among the items being bought are tank rounds and illumination rounds, the Pentagon said. Earlier, officials had said that 120mm mortar rounds and 40mm ammunition for grenade launchers were bought, but later corrected protected themselves to say that this ammunition was not in this shipment.
Breaking:Israel, Hamas agree to unconditional 72-hour ceasefire 31 July 2014 Israel and Hamas have agreed to unconditionally begin a 72-hour ceasefire in the embattled Gaza Strip on Friday, the United States and United Nations said Thursday. The ceasefire will begin at 8 a.m. local time (0500 GMT) on Friday, Aug. 1, US Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said in a joint statement. During the three-day cessation, forces on the ground will remain in place.
Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital to receive patient infected with Ebola –Disease has no known cure 31 July 2014 Emory University Hospital in Atlanta is set to receive a patient infected with the deadly Ebola disease currently sweeping through swaths of west Africa. The patient is expected to arrive "within the next several days", the university said in a statement. The exact date of arrival is not yet known. "Emory University Hospital has a specially built isolation unit set up in collaboration with the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] to treat patients who are exposed to certain serious infectious diseases…" the university said.