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Data: 19:56, 16 Kwi '09
US bed bug outbreak difficult to cure, health and pest control experts warn
• Bed bug cases have tripled since 2005
• Environmental Protection Agency holds event to chart strategy
America is facing a bed bug outbreak of explosive proportions - and the resistance of the blood suckers to commonly used pesticides means there is no magical cure, public health and pest control experts warned today.
Bed bug outbreaks in the US have tripled since 2005, a conference put on by the Environmental Protection Agency was told.
"It's become a trajectory. We are at the point similar to the Aids virus where everyone knows someone who has had bed bugs or have had it themselves," said Dini Miller, the urban pest management specialist for the state of Virginia.
"Right now we are kind of at a loss at what the best answer is," she said. "We didn't realise how tough they would be."
The EPA gathered experts in entomology and pest control as well as government officials to a two-day conference designed to chart a new strategy for dealing with a sudden and bewildering rise in bed bug infestations that has cut across class and region, affecting poor urban neighbourhoods and luxury resort hotels from New York City to Honolulu.
Bed bugs were once thought eliminated in the US. The conference - or summit as billed by the EPA - was told their return after nearly half a century was due to changes in pesticide use and increased resistance to pesticides by the bed bugs, as well as increased travel.
The move away from DDT towards less toxic and more targeted chemicals left America exposed to the return of their scourge. Earlier pesticides killed a broad range of insects. While they might have been marketed for cockroaches, they also wiped out bed bugs and other pests.
That left relatively few available formulations designed specifically for bed bugs. The narrow range made it easier for the bugs to build up resistance.
"Generally I can guarantee that they will be tolerant to at least one or more of the things that are being used against them," said Harold Harlan, the leading bug expert for the US military. "They've been exposed to chemicals so they are more resistant to chemicals."
Bed bugs do not transmit disease, but the bites can become infected – which they do in about 30% of those bitten, leaving them scratching red raised welts.
The tiny reddish-brown insects were once practically unheard of in the US. In the late 60s university entomologists were complaining about the scarcity of research samples. But by 2004, the bed bugs were back.
Since 2005, bed bug outbreaks have tripled across America, according to a survey of 800 pest control firms across the country. Bed bug control now makes up a rapidly rising share of the business.
In the north-eastern United States, especially New York City, pest control companies now make 9% of their earnings from trying to clear out bed bugs, Bob Rosenberg of the National Pest Management Association told the conference.
The scourge has also spawned its own subculture of victims, or more properly hosts.
The bitten, who may once have kept quiet out of shame, are turned activists, setting up tracking outbreaks, and personal accounts of infected bites and other horrors.
The infestations have gone beyond New York, with regular and persistent outbreaks reported in Honolulu, San Francisco, Cincinnati, Chicago, Houston and Miami. They are also concentrated in poor neighbourhoods, where people can not afford to call in the exterminators or to replace or professionally clean bedding and soft furnishing.
Commercial poultry farms, especially those where birds are allowed to roam around the hen house floor, are another newly discovered source.
Pesticides alone are unlikely to wipe the bed bugs out - and it's unrealistic to expect all those affected to treat or destroy infested furnishings. That means Americans can expect to co-habit with bed bugs for some time.
"The fact that we got rid of them for 50 years in the United States is now looking miraculous," she said.
Data: 13:53, 09 Mar '09
Famed pastor predicts imminent catastrophe
Best-selling author, Teen Challenge founder, sees 'earth-shattering calamity about to happen'
Posted: March 08, 2009
3:15 am Eastern
© 2009 WorldNetDaily
A respected pastor, best-selling author and founder of a major ministry to teens predicts an imminent "earth-shattering calamity" centered in New York City that will spread to major urban areas across the country and around the world – part of what he sees as a judgment from God.
David Wilkerson, author of "The Cross and the Switchblade," a book about his ministry to troubled New York street kids that was later made into a movie starring Pat Boone, tells readers of his blog this weekend that he is "compelled by the Holy Spirit to send out an urgent message" about his prediction.
"An earth-shattering calamity is about to happen," he writes. "It is going to be so frightening, we are all going to tremble – even the godliest among us."
Wilkerson's vision is of fires raging through New York City.
"It will engulf the whole megaplex, including areas of New Jersey and Connecticut. Major cities all across America will experience riots and blazing fires – such as we saw in Watts, Los Angeles, years ago," he explains. "There will be riots and fires in cities worldwide. There will be looting – including Times Square, New York City. What we are experiencing now is not a recession, not even a depression. We are under God’s wrath. In Psalm 11 it is written, "If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?"
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Wilkerson is the founding pastor of Times Square Church in New York City, where he launched a ministry to gang members and drug addicts in 1958. He is a highly regarded mentor to other pastors in evangelical circles and travels the world holding conferences for other Christian ministers.
His work in New York in the 1950s and 1960s led to the formation of Teen Challenge – a nationwide ministry to reach out to people with life-controlling habits. Teen Challenge has grown to include 173 residential programs and numerous evangelism outreach centers in the United States, and 241 centers in 77 other countries. The program claims a recovery rate of 86 percent.
The story of Wilkerson's first five years of ministry in New York is told in "The Cross and the Switchblade," a book he co-authored in 1963. The book became a best-selling phenomenon and more than 15 million copies have been distributed in over 30 languages.
"God is judging the raging sins of America and the nations," claims Wilkerson. "He is destroying the secular foundations." Wilkerson urges everyone to stockpile a 30-day supply of food and other necessities to deal with the catastrophe he foresees.
"I do not know when these things will come to pass, but I know it is not far off," Wilkerson concluded in his message. "I have unburdened my soul to you. Do with the message as you choose."
A past vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention is hoping believers pay attention to Wilkerson's message.
"I have known David Wilkerson for more than 25 years as well as many of his friends and associates," said Pastor Wiley Drake. "He is a godly man and I believe he is listening to God. I encourage each Christian to read and heed what God is saying through our brother."
Data: 11:33, 11 Mar '09
04:21, 11.03.2009 /CNN
5 ludzkich głów. Każda w osobnej lodówce
W MEKSYKU WOJNA NARKOTYKOWYCH KARTELI
Pięć ludzkich głów, każda w osobnej przenośnej lodówce, zakopanych pod drzewem fikusa, odnalazła we wtorek policja w stanie Jalisco w centralnym Meksyku. Odnaleziono je poboczu drogi prowadzącej do Guadalajary.
Policja uważa, że to szczątki ofiar ostatnich porachunków narkotykowych karteli. Ich walka o strefy wpływów pochłonęła już tysiące ofiar.
"Wykończę każdego w taki sposób"
Każda z głów została osobno włożona do plastikowej, podróżnej lodówki. Na wierzchu pojemników widnieją napisy, które - według policji - zapowiadają kolejną falę przemocy. "Wykończę każdego w taki sposób", "Idę do ciebie, Goyo", "No i jesteśmy, Goyo, ty idioto" - głoszą napisy.
Według policji, głowy zostały włożone do pojemników zaledwie kilka godzin przed tym, zanim je znaleziono. Meksyk tonie we krwi
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Wszystkie ofiary to mężczyźni, w wieku szacowanym na 30-45 lat. Nie znaleziono żadnych śladów przemocy, ani wskazówek pozwalających stwierdzić, że ofiary były torturowane, a szczątkami zajęli się eksperci od kryminalistyki, żeby ustalić prawdopodobne wydarzenia.
Miejscowa policja twierdzi, że szczątki wyglądają, jakby należały do osób znanych w tamtejszej społeczności.
Zaledwie we wtorek policja dokonała udanego nalotu na gang narkotykowy w Tijuanie. Aresztowano 58 osób, w tym bezwzględnego "pułkownika" osławionego kartelu Argellano Felixa. Do regularnych bitew między kartelami lub przestępcami i policją dochodzi tu wyjątkowo często.
In Mexico's drug wars, fears of a U.S. front
Violence that has killed thousands is beginning to cross border, officials say
By Alex Johnson
updated 9:57 a.m. ET March 9, 2009
With U.S. forces fighting two wars abroad, the nation's top military officer made an important visit last week to forestall a third.
He went to Mexico.
Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made the trip to confer with Mexican leaders about the Merida Initiative, a three-year plan signed into law last June to flood the U.S.-Mexican border region with $1.4 billion in U.S. assistance for law-enforcement training and equipment, as well as technical advice and training to bolster Mexico’s judicial system.
The assistance is intended to help Mexican President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa step up his war against drug cartels. The drug lords and their soldiers are blamed for having killed more than 6,300 people since January 2008, including more than 1,000 in the first two months of this year alone.
That’s about 100 people every week for the last 14 months. The cartels usually do not target civilians, but dozens, perhaps hundreds, have died in the crossfire.
“It’s a real war,” says Jorge Ramos, mayor of Tijuana, Mexico, across the border with San Diego. “We’re not faking.”
The point of the U.S. initiative is not just to quell the violence in Mexico. More important for the Obama administration, it is to keep the violence from spilling across the border more than it already has, especially in the border states of Texas, California, Arizona and New Mexico.
The concern is very real. Mexican drug cartels already control about 90 percent of the cocaine trade across the United States and most of the market for marijuana, methamphetamine and heroin, with operations in 230 cities, according to the U.S. Justice Department’s National Drug Intelligence Center. They have essentially supplanted the Colombian and Dominican criminal groups that terrorized major U.S. cities through the 1980s and ’90s, the agency said.
And where Mexican-directed drug operations take root, violence is likely to follow, the federal government said in its most recent assessment of the illegal drug trade.
Mexican drug-trafficking organizations — known in law enforcement lingo as DTOs — “control drug distribution in most U.S. cities, and they are gaining strength in markets that they do not yet control,” the National Drug Intelligence Center reported in its 2009 National Drug Threat Assessment. The report warned that violent urban gangs connected to Mexican cartels were extending their network “from inner cities to suburban and rural areas.”
Its conclusion: “Mexican DTOs represent the greatest organized crime threat to the United States.”
Data: Sro 24 Paź, 2007 11:01
Cytat:Kiedykolwiek pytam o przykłady rzekomego lizusostwa telewizji publicznej, odpowiada mi kompletna cisza. Możesz zmienić, ten upokarzający mnie stan permanentnego ignorowania?
Data: Nie Mar 08, 2009 7:40 pm
Data: 11:52, 16 Lut '09
Cytat:Magik - jarał trawę i wyskoczył przez okno.
Kandi - naćpał się skunem i wyskoczył przez balkon.
Szafa - zielsko jarał i się powiesił.
Paulos - grzyby zjadł i się zawiesił na 8 lat.
Dziki - "narzarł się bielunia i zreseowało mu łeb."
Anonimowy Gitarzysta - jarał eko-stafik i dostał schizofreni paranoidalnej.
Tomas - też jarał eko-zielsko i dostał ostry napad padaczki.
Karolina (kujonka) - jarała skuna, brała amfe i ośrodek pamięci w mózgu sobie stale uszkodziła, poza tym przekwitła w wieku 18 lat.
Kumpel Anonimowy - jarał zioło przez co uszkodził sobie kod genetyczny i urodziło mu się dziecko bez rąk.
Grabek - wrzucił extasy i dostał zapalenia osierdzia, do dziś jest inwalidą.
17-letni anonimowy sportowiec z Olsztyna - wciągnął krechę, pierwszy raz w życiu, aby mieć lepsze wyniki w sporcie, serce nie wytrzymało, umarł.
Dwie anonimowe uczennice z Tomaszowa - kupiły amfe aby się lepiej uczyć, jedna zmarła w ten sam dzień, druga jest całkowicie sparaliżowana.
Młode małżeństwo z Łodzi - mieli małe dziecko, poszli na Techno-party, wzieli kwasa, wrócili do domu, włożyli swojego dzieciaka do piekarnika i go zjedli.
no kurde, co za niefart..."
Data: 08.02.2008 16:37
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