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  • Police shoot gunman dead after he stormed German cinema, opened fire, tear gas, hostages

    06/23/2016 9:14:29 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | By Sarah Dean For Mailonline and Allan Hall In Berlin
    A masked gunman has been shot dead by police after storming a German cinema complex and opening fire. The man entered the cinema complex in Western Germany at about 3pm carrying a gun and munition belt. The gunman apparently entered the Kinopolis cinema 'Rambo-style' with a gunbelt of cartridges draped across his shoulder and his weapon in his hand. (...)
  • Chilling moment ISIS killer uses Facebook...after hacking top French cop and his wife to death

    06/14/2016 10:51:21 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 21 replies
    The Sun ^ | 14th June 2016 | BY PETER ALLEN, ELLIE FLYNN, GUY BIRCHALL AND FIONN HARGREAVES
    THE sick ISIS killer who brutally hacked down a police chief and his wife has sent out a chilling message warning of mass murder at Euro 2016. French jihadi Larossi Abballa posted the terrifying Facebook live video just moments after he murdered Jean-Baptiste Salvaing and his wife. The pair were stabbed at their home on the outskirts of Paris last night. In the video he said: “Did you think that we would say inattentive? Well you have another thing coming. We have other surprises for you, the Euros. “The Euros will be a cemetery. You too (President) Hollande, I haven’t...
  • Christendom Is The Only Force That Will Destroy Islam. Secularism Or Conservatism Will Always Fail.

    06/01/2016 8:14:05 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 13 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Walid Shoebat
    TRYING TO PLEASE EVERYONE Trying to please everyone is by far the worst disease the West contracted. Today, critiquing any other religion besides Christianity is considered a sin while mocking Christianity is applauded. I argue that anyone who tries to combat anything without using biblical concepts is an idiot no mater how ‘brilliant’ society thinks they are. A Christian will always be attacked no matter what they say. I as a Christian could type any sentence and instant objections will arise. I could even publish a single line article that says: “Mankind does good and evil” and someone will object....
  • 3 UAlbany students indicted in bus attack [Black Lies Matter]

    05/02/2016 2:29:10 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 20 replies
    Albany TU ^ | May 2, 2016 | Staff
    ALBANY – An Albany County grand jury indicted three University at Albany students Monday on charges related to an incident on a CDTA bus in January. Ariel Agudio, 20, of Huntington, faces one charge of assault, three counts each of attempted assault and falsely reporting an incident, all misdemeanors, and three counts of harassment, all violations. Asha Burwell, 20, of Huntington Station, is charged with one misdemeanor count of assault, four misdemeanor counts of falsely reporting an incident and one count of harassment, a violation. Alexis Briggs, 20, of Elmira Heights, is charged with one misdemeanor count of assault and...
  • Big Science is broken

    04/18/2016 6:44:09 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 69 replies
    The Week ^ | April 18, 2016 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    Science is broken. That's the thesis of a must-read article in First Things magazine, in which William A. Wilson accumulates evidence that a lot of published research is false. But that's not even the worst part. Advocates of the existing scientific research paradigm usually smugly declare that while some published conclusions are surely false, the scientific method has "self-correcting mechanisms" that ensure that, eventually, the truth will prevail. Unfortunately for all of us, Wilson makes a convincing argument that those self-correcting mechanisms are broken. For starters, there's a "replication crisis" in science. This is particularly true in the field of...
  • VIDEO: Muslim woman rips up Israeli flag at Brussels makeshift memorial

    03/24/2016 12:17:56 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 23 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Thu, 24 Mar 2016 | STAFF
    A French-language television station captured footage of a woman wearing a hijab ripping up an Israeli flag at a makeshift memorial for the victims of Tuesday’s bombings in Brussels The images were captured by the RTL television network and disseminated on the web and social media. The incident took place at the vigil that was set up in the central Brussels landmark Place de la Bourse. In the clip, the woman is seen sifting through the flags that were lining the pavement. After lifting a Palestinian flag, she then spots an Israeli flag and begins tearing it up. She then...
  • The Drug Cartel In Mexico Tells Coca-Cola They Must Pay One Million Dollars...

    03/17/2016 8:05:54 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 71 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | Ted
    The drug cartel in the Mexican state of Guerrero demanded from Coca-Cola one million dollars to keep their distribution center in the region. Coca-Cola refused to pay the money. The cartel retaliated and began to burn down Coca-Cola trucks. The violence got so severe that Coca-Cola removed its distribution center. This story signifies just how powerful the narco state of Mexico is becoming, even to the point of driving out major American industries. To learn more about this story, and the political significance behind it, I spoke with Jorge Vazquez Valencia, the spokesperson for the Autodefensas, a self-defense group that...
  • Churchill: 'Lynching' claim adds fuel to UAlbany bus attack fire [ "Academic Lynching" ]

    03/10/2016 6:53:01 AM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 12 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | March 9, 2016 | Chris Churchill
    Just when it seemed that cooler heads might prevail, when it seemed that the tension fueled by allegations of a racially motivated attack at the University at Albany might subside, along comes the attorney for Asha Burwell with a phrase that's gasoline for the fire. Academic lynching. Yes, Frederick Brewington went there. That's how the attorney described the UAlbany process being used to determine the potential on-campus punishment for Burwell and the two other black students who said a pack of white passengers beat them on a CDTA bus while yelling racial slurs. UAlbany now believes Burwell, Ariel Agudio, and...
  • Romanian hacker 'Guccifer' who released some of Hillary Clinton's private emails...

    03/08/2016 10:04:58 AM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 8, 2016 | Tom Wyke
    A notorious Romanian computer hacker who released some of Hillary Clinton's private emails is facing extradition to the United States of America. Known online as 'Guccifer,' Marcel Lehel, 42, lost his legal case in his home country after Romania's top court of appeal sanctioned a request by the U.S. to extradite him. The ruling is final and the period of extradition could not exceed 18 months. (...)
  • Mexico on High Alert Again After Another Truck Loaded with Radioactive Material Stolen

    02/29/2016 12:43:46 PM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb. 29, 2016 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    The Mexican government has placed six states on high alert following the theft of a vehicle with radioactive material. That alert comes less than a year after Mexico had an almost identical case where authorities throughout most of southern Mexico spent days searching for the missing material. The warning was issued on Sunday evening by Mexico’s Secretariat of the Interior, just one day after the theft of a commercial pickup that had been transporting industrial material, including a yellow container with a rod of Iridium-192. (...)
  • CDTA video of alleged UAlbany attack 'not clear-cut' [Black Lies Matter]

    02/08/2016 7:55:13 AM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 7 replies
    Albany TU ^ | February 5, 2016 | By Jordan Carleo-Evangelist
    A handful of video recordings of the alleged racial assault on three black University at Albany students last weekend do not clearly show the women being attacked on a bus by a large group including white men, two community leaders who saw the recordings said Friday. The videos also contain no audible racial slurs — though the audio quality is often "bad" and sometimes nonexistent, said Common Council President Carolyn McLaughlin and Alice Green, a longtime social justice activist in the city. But Green and McLaughlin, both leaders in the city's African- American community, stopped short of questioning the women's...
  • Records: NXIVM hacked billionaire's emails with Hillary Clinton, world leaders

    10/19/2015 6:38:25 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 8 replies
    Albany TU ^ | 10/18/15 | Brendan J. Lyons
    Clare W. Bronfman, an heiress of the Seagram Company business empire, allegedly implanted a "key logger" virus on the computer of her late father, Edgar M. Bronfman Sr., so officials with the NXIVM corporation could secretly monitor his emails, including his exchanges with world leaders and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, according to court records. The extraordinary allegations are attributed to Kristen M. Keeffe, who was part of the inner circle that ran NXIVM, a "human development" organization that has been described by one expert as an "extreme cult." The accusations by Keeffe are contained in a transcript of a...
  • Millions more government fingerprints deemed stolen

    09/23/2015 10:04:55 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 7 replies
    AP via CNBC ^ | 9/23/15 | By KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for or receiving security clearances whose fingerprint images were stolen in one of the worst government data breaches is now believed to be 5.6 million, not 1.1 million as first thought, the Office of Personnel Management announced Wednesday.</p>
  • Huge Show of Support for Troy Police Officer Released from Hospital

    08/26/2015 10:18:10 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 3 replies
    TWC News ^ | August 25, 2015 | By Jon Dougherty
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- It wasn't just Troy police officers showing their support for Officer Chad Klein. As he walked out of Albany Medical Center, he was surrounded by fellow officers and K9s from agencies across the Capital Region. "As dark as Saturday was, today we're on the other end of the spectrum," said Troy Police Chief John Tedesco. Troy Police Chief John Tedesco says there's still shock within his department about what transpired Saturday night, but as dangerous as it may be, his officers have a job to do. "It's concern now for every officer going out the door, is...
  • State, municipal email used to register for Ashley Madison cheatsite

    08/20/2015 8:55:12 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 8 replies
    Albany TU ^ | Rick Karlin
    The online world has been rocked this week by news that a group of hackers obtained the names of registrants on Ashley Madison, a website where people can find partners for extramarital affairs. Needless to say this probably has users of the site more than a little bit worried. The information reportedly lives on the “dark web,” a hard-to-find corner of the internet. The company has gotten some sites to take the data down, but lookup services, based on third parties rather than the actual hacking, remain. In a statement, the cheating site’s owner, Avid Life Media, said the incursion...
  • Ex-Watervliet cop among 20 snared in massive drug case

    08/04/2015 12:52:50 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 10 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | August 4, 2015 | By Bob Gardinier, Kenneth C. Crowe II and Brendan J. Lyons
    TROY – An indictment unsealed in Rensselaer County Court Tuesday revealed a year-long undercover drug investigation that led to the arrest of 20 people, including including a former Watervliet police officer and numerous members of a Troy street gang. The investigation by the State Police and state Attorney General's office was first revealed last month when a Watervliet police officer, Nicholas Pontore, was questioned about his dealings with a suspected drug dealer, Donald Kodadar, who was affiliated with the "Young Gunnerz" street gang in Troy. Pontore, 29, resigned from his police job on June 18 when law enforcement officials said...
  • Cuomo on using executive power: 'I run the government'

    07/23/2015 8:01:53 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 24 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | July 22, 2015 | KENNETH LOVETT
    ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo made it clear Wednesday why he has recently bypassed the Legislature on different issues like raising the minimum wage for fast-food workers. "I run the government," Cuomo said. "I am the executive and therefore I use executive power. And that’s why the executive is given the power," Cuomo said during an appearance on upstate public radio’s “The Capitol Pressroom.” Cuomo dismissed criticism that his actions represent a major power grab by going around the Legislature. In addition to creating a board that has recommended raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour for fast food workers,...
  • New York Gov. Cuomo to state Economy: "Drop Dead"

    07/23/2015 7:53:00 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 18 replies
    Reason.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | Nick Gillespie
    Byline (Cuomo Quote): "This is just the beginning. We will not stop until we reach true economic justice." Getta load of Andrew Cuomo, the governor of the once-great state of New York. For the first time ever, reports Business Insider, a U.S. state "may single out one industry for a big wage hike." Under a plan approved by New York's Fast Food Wage Board, a $15-per-hour minimum wage would be phased in over three years in New York City and six years across upstate New York, whose economy has long been the American equivalent of East Germany. The mandate would...
  • Bible Prophesied About Obama’s ‘Nuclear Deal With Iran’ & Predicted A Complete Catastrophe

    07/16/2015 10:34:44 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 27 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | July 14, 2015 | By Walid Shoebat
    There is much in the Bible about Iran and it even described the nuclear catastrophe that will result from Obama’s nuclear deal with it. You think this is far-fetched? Just read. For years, Bible prophecy analysts had missed the verses and for years, we have been on record stating that Iran will gain its nukes and so far we were the few who were correct, while the rest still contemplate Israel removing the threat before it happens. We were no geniuses to figure all this, we just read the Bible as Muslims and saw in it that we needed salvation,...
  • IRAN (AND OBAMA) VS. ISRAEL

    07/14/2015 8:34:55 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 3 replies
    Power Line Blog ^ | June 23, 2015 | Scott Johnson
    Former Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren’s "Ally: My Journey Across the Israeli-American Divide" is out from Random House today. The book is part autobiography, part memoir, part history and part (as they say in the bookstore) current events. I urge interested readers to pick it up now and study it with care. The book makes a valuable contribution to recent history in which he has been a participant and to which he has been an eyewitness. The heart of the book gives us an important angle on the long, strange trip we have been on for the past six-and-a-half years. Oren’s...
  • Vatican bewildered by Bolivia's 'communist crucifix' gift to Pope Francis [ Hammer & Sickle ]

    07/10/2015 10:15:19 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 38 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 9, 2015 | Jonathan Watts
    Vatican officials appear to have been flummoxed after Pope Francis was presented with a communist crucifix depicting Jesus nailed to a hammer and sickle by Bolivia’s president Evo Morales. The gift from the leftwing leader caused an immediate stir among conservative Catholics who said the pontiff was being manipulated for ideological reasons. The response of the pope was less clear. (...)
  • Officer who pepper-sprayed man suspended without pay [VIDEO]

    06/04/2015 12:50:20 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 34 replies
    WNYT ^ | June 4, 2015 | Staff
    The Saratoga Springs Police Officer who pepper sprayed a man that gave him the middle finger has been suspended without pay. The chief of police now says he's seeking to fire the officer. Officer Nathan Baker stopped Adam Rupeka back on May 16. At the time, Rupeka had just passed the officer and flashed the obscene gesture. He also had multiple cameras rolling. When the officer asked for license and registration, Rupeka demanded to know what law had been broken. After a back-and-forth of about 30 seconds, he was pepper-sprayed. Rupeka claims while it may not have been nice to...
  • NYS inspector general probing Thruway Authority

    12/30/2014 12:36:50 PM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 9 replies
    NY - Daily News ^ | 12/22/14 | KEN LOVETT
    The state Inspector General’s Office is finalizing a bombshell investigation into the state Thruway Authority that is said to reach the highest levels of the organization, sources say. While the focus is unclear, two sources confirmed the Cuomo administration has already been approaching possible replacements for Thruway Authority Executive Director Thomas Madison. Reps for the inspector general's office, Cuomo and the Thruway Authority had no comment. Billionaire developer Howard Milstein recently resigned as Thruway Authority chairman. One source said Milstein, a big-time donor to Gov. Cuomo, to avoid getting caught up in the controversy once the IG report is released....
  • Is The Emerging Caliph In Iraq The Antichrist? [The Making of a Mahdi]

    07/01/2014 7:08:00 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 40 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | July 1, 2014 | Walid Shoebat
    BYLINE: Regarding Al-Baghdadi, who claimed the Islamic Caliphate in Iraq, who is he and is he the Antichrist? Does he fit the bill of the awaited Mahdi and the last Caliph of Islam? I have had inquiries. Ok, here is what we think. Al-Baghdadi was born in Samarra, a largely Sunni city north of Baghdad, in 1971 and is well educated. His nom de guerre is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi with a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head. His real name is Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri, but now has been changed to “Caliph Abdullah Ibrahim Ibn Awaad Ibn Ibrahim...
  • ISIS: We will ruin the Kaaba after capturing Saudi Arabia

    06/30/2014 5:16:28 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 90 replies
    APA ^ | June 30, 2014 | Baku. Rashad Suleymanov
    Representatives of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) stated that they will ruin the Kaaba after capturing Saudi Arabia. APA reports quoting Turkish media that ISIS wants to take control of Arar city of Saudi Arabia and start operations here. ISIS member Abu Turab Al Mugaddasi said that they would destroy the Kaaba in Mecca: “If Allah wills, we will kill those who worship stones in Mecca and destroy the Kaaba. People go to Mecca to touch the stones, not for Allah.”
  • For Jordan, a greater jihadist threat from within

    06/29/2014 10:06:45 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 2 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 29, 2014 | Elhanan Miller
    BYLINE: In the Hashemite Kingdom, government leniency toward home-grown Islamists is coming home to roost The rapid advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in northern Iraq has set off warning bells in Jerusalem, which fears a Jihadist takeover of Jordan, Israel’s eastern neighbor and a Western ally. Former national security adviser Yaakov Amidror told Army Radio on Sunday that Israel should extend aid to Jordan in its potential fight against ISIL on its eastern border, if such assistance is requested. “We need to help with whatever they may need in order to overcome the problems developing...
  • Why 20 Years Firefighting May Be Enough For Me (Warning: Dark Content)

    06/27/2014 2:37:10 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 35 replies
    Uniform Stores ^ | Michael Morse
    Twenty years ago I thought I would do this job forever. I had a dream: work in Providence till I was 60 and they threw me out, and then move somewhere else where they have a volunteer department and I could put my experience to good use. The department offered a 50 percent pension after 20 years, we contribute 9.5 percent of our pay toward the fund, and the city contributes the rest. “That’s nice,” I thought, never considering that I would actually leave after 20. Time marches on, and 20 years passed in the blink of an eye. The...
  • Churkin advises US to use $500 million better than on Syrian rebels (Russian UN Ambassador)

    06/27/2014 12:45:22 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 18 replies
    ITAR-TASS ^ | June 27, 2014 | Staff
    THE UNITED NATIONS, June 27. /ITAR-TASS/. The US plans to spend $500 million for training and outfitting Syrian rebels is a step in the wrong direction, Russian Permanent Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin said on Thursday. In his words, 500 million dollars is “a very big sum of money.” “I am sure that it is possible to spend it for something more useful,” he told a news conference at the Russian Permanent Mission at the UN. “They (the United States) put the situation on the wrong track,” the diplomat said. He said with regret that the US “adds fuel...
  • Gang of men smashed American tourist's eye socket with bottle of Jagermeister [UK/Religion of Peace]

    06/24/2014 10:23:55 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 68 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 24 Jun 2014 | Lizzie Edmonds
    A gang of men attacked an American student while he was drinking in the street - grabbing a glass bottle from his hands and smashing it over his head, a court was told. Francesco Hounye, 23, from Florida, had been in Britain for just three days when he was set upon by the men while he was walking home with a friend in Shadwell, east London. Shaleem Uddin, 20, Shadhat Hussain, 19, Kamrul Hussain, 22, and Massom Rahman, 22, targeted Mr Hounye when they saw him swigging from a bottle of Jagermeister. (VIDEO) They then chased him, beat him, and...
  • Iraq Isis Crisis: Is Jordan Next? [Jordan mobilizes near boarder.]

    06/23/2014 10:05:05 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 24 replies
    International Business Times ^ | June 23, 2014 | By Gianluca Mezzofiore
    The swiftness of the Sunni insurgency in Iraq has raised fears that it could spill into neighbouring Jordan, which has always struggled to contain its own home-grown jihadists. In the latest developments, militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) seized the Turaibil crossing with Jordan along with the al-Walid crossing with Syria after government forces pulled out. On the Jordan/Iraq border, a reporter from the German news agency DPA reported sighting a mobilisation of troops, tanks and missiles. In a video released on YouTube, five of the group's Mujahideen pledged to take the holy war to...
  • ISIS fighters tells families "hand over your daughters for sex" after orders from cleric's fatwa

    06/23/2014 6:13:21 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 69 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | 22 June 2014 | Stephen White
    ISIS fighters are ordering terrified families in Iraq to hand over their daughters for sex. Leaflets in the captured cities of Mosul and Tikrit claim the women – virgins or not – must join jihad, or Holy war, and cleanse themselves by sleeping with militants. Those that refuse to do so are violating God’s will, it is claimed, and will be beaten or killed. ISIS fighters have been taking women captive in Syria since last year when a Saudi-based cleric issued a fatwa – religious order telling them to. Now the sick practise is happening to Iraq. (...)
  • Judge Orders Deployed US Sailor To Attend Custody Hearing Or Lose Daughter, Face Arrest

    06/20/2014 11:14:05 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 59 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 20, 2014 | Staff
    A U.S. Navy sailor from Washington State is currently serving on a submarine thousands of miles away in the Pacific Ocean, but a judge has ordered him into an impossible custody scenario: Appear in a Michigan courtroom Monday or risk losing custody of his 6-year-old daughter. Navy submariner Matthew Hindes was given permanent custody of his daughter Kaylee in 2010, after she was reportedly removed from the home of his ex-wife, Angela, by child protective services. But now a judge has ordered him to appear in court Monday, or risk losing his daughter to his ex-wife in addition to a...
  • Iraq Crisis: Isis Launch Twitter App to Recruit, Radicalise and Raise Funds (Propagated re-Tweets)

    06/19/2014 7:10:40 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 3 replies
    International Business Times ^ | June 18, 2014 | Anthony Cuthbertson
    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis), the radical islamic insurgent group that has pledged to seize control of Baghdad, has employed a sophisticated social media strategy to garner online support for its cause. The Dawn of Glad Tidings, an official Isis Arabic-language Twitter app promoted by some of the organisation's leading figures, has been used to give updates about the group and spread its message through user accounts. When the app is downloaded, Isis is able to post tweets automatically on behalf of all those who have signed up. The app has already been downloaded hundreds of times,...
  • VA's global warming tweet stokes ire

    06/17/2014 8:31:23 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/16/14 | By Kristina Wong
    The Department of Veteran Affairs is drawing online criticism for tweeting about the world’s oceans on Monday. The VA tweeted about how the world’s oceans are under threat from over-fishing, pollution and even climate change. Veterans Affairs @DeptVetAffairs Our ocean is under threat. Join people all over the world and make a difference. #OurOcean2014 http://thndr.it/1tP7rrQ 9:02 AM - 16 Jun 2014 The tweet linked to a press release from the State Department that let people tweet out their own support for a number of ocean-related issues, such as avoiding shark-fin soup and only consuming seafood caught in a sustainable manner....
  • Churchill: Cop's road rage punishment seems like a reward

    06/17/2014 6:28:14 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 10 replies
    Albany TU ^ | June 11, 2014 | Chris Churchill
    Let's play a game. Let's say you've done something wrong and will therefore be punished. Here's your punishment: You must retire from your job. You will receive a full pension. Your days will be free for whatever your heart desires. Hey, stop smiling. You're being punished! In the real world, of course, retirement is generally seen as a good thing, especially if the retiree will be financially comfortable. But when a cop misbehaves, retirement is treated like the guillotine. Consider the plea deal for Schenectady Detective John Hotaling. His road-rage charges will be essentially dropped if he trades his badge...
  • ISIL commander attacked, killed in Iraq's Mosul (Saddam loyalist, Bathist fugitive)

    06/15/2014 6:46:28 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 27 replies
    PressTV ^ | Jun 15, 2014 | Staff
    A commander of the al-Qaeda splinter Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has been killed in Mosul as Iraqi forces continue slowing the militants’ advance. Media reports said on Saturday that Abu Omar al-Esseily was killed in an attack against his car in the militant-held city, which is the provincial capital of the Nineveh province. There were no immediate details about the ISIL commander’s death. Mosul, Iraq’s second city, fell to the hands of the ISIL militants in a lightning advance on June 10, which followed the capture of Tikrit, located 140 kilometers (87 miles) northwest of the...
  • Jihadists 'bulldoze berm' dividing Iraq from Syria

    06/12/2014 2:41:35 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 14 replies
    AFP/Al-Baraka News ^ | Jun 11, 2014 | By AFP
    The jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant posted pictures online of militants bulldozing a berm dividing Iraq and Syria, symbolising its goal of uniting its forces in the two countries. The jihadists could be seen clearing a road through the berm, before trucks drove through as a militant stood nearby holding the group's black flag, in photos shared on websites and Twitter. Creating a cross-border Islamic state is one of the group's main aims. The first shot was dated June 10 and carried the title of the photo series, "Smashing the Sykes-Picot border" -- a reference to the...
  • The 1-Star Amazon Reviews of 'Hard Choices' Are In and They're As Unhinged as You'd Expect

    06/10/2014 7:51:39 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 11 replies
    National Journal | June 10, 2014 | Brian Resnick
    BYLINE: Compared with the five-star reviews, the one-star ones are a lot more, er, colorful. Hillary Clinton is a polarizing figure. So when she releases an autobiography, opinions on said book are going to diverge. This is especially true with her book release now, seeing as many are interpreting the media blitz surrounding the book to be a test run for a 2016 campaign. On Amazon.com, as of this writing, there are 19 five-star, perfect reviews of Hard Choices. And then there are 44 one-star reviews. (The most popular line being "should be listed as fiction." Zing.) There are only...
  • THE HOWIE CARR SHOW: Col Hunt On The Bergdahl Fiasco

    06/06/2014 11:02:18 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 1 replies
    WRKO Radio ^ | 6/5/14 | Howie Carr
    Audio at link.
  • Watervliet Fire Dept. takes donation for local veteran [VA benefits cut to $6 per month]

    05/29/2014 12:10:08 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 7 replies
    WNYT ^ | 05/29/2014 | By: WNYT Staff
    WATERVLIET - Firefighters in Watervliet spent Thursdsay morning, not fighting fires but raising money for the World War II veteran who had his benefits slashed to just $6 a month. They're hoping to raise at least $3,000 for 89-year-old Joseph Teson. As NewsChannel 13 first told you over the weekend, the Department Of Veterans Affairs told Teson he was overpaid by more than $3,000. So, they're withholding most of his benefits until they get the money back. Teson's relatives say he relies on the money and is now selling some of his coin collection just to pay the bills. “The...
  • VA cuts World War II D-Day veteran’s benefits to $6 a month

    05/29/2014 7:24:34 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 29 replies
    Conservative Read ^ | MAY 26, 2014 | CHRIS
    WATERVLIET – On this Memorial Day weekend, World War II veteran Joseph Teson is thinking about his fallen comrades – and his personal finances. Teson, a D-Day survivor, told NewsChannel 13 the federal government has reduced his veterans benefits to just $6 per month in order to recoup an overpayment. “I don’t know how they did it, but they did it,” Teson, 89, said Saturday. “I didn’t say nothing. I just let it go. Everybody else complained but me.” Teson said he used to receive about $300.00 per month in veterans benefits, about a third of which he donated to...
  • Houston Authorities Searching For ‘Serial Defecator’

    05/08/2014 12:19:27 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 52 replies
    CBS ^ | Staff
    HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Deputies with the Harris County Precinct One Constable’s Office say a man has been terrorizing a neighborhood in the Woodland Heights area of Houston by going to the bathroom in several yards at night. “We’ve had reports from six to eight neighbors out there that someone is actually coming into their yard and defecating — generally on their driveways,” said Sgt. J.C. Mosier. Authorities believe the unknown man is committing the act between 1:00 and 4:00 a.m., but a motive for crimes has not yet been established. “I think the neighbors are laughing about it, but that’s...
  • Judge to Bruno: No press talk [ Surrender Free Speech for Your Health ]

    05/02/2014 8:00:28 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888
    Albany TU ^ | May 1, 2014 | Robert Gavin
    The working day in the retrial of former state Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno will be shorter — as long as the former political powerhouse is not too talkative outside of court. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Gary Sharpe conditionally ruled on Thursday that the trial, which begins Monday, will start at 10 a.m. and last until 4:30 p.m. each day. He said Bruno, 85, of Brunswick requested the shorter days for medical-related reasons. (...) But Sharpe said his view will change if he sees Bruno outside the courthouse speaking to reporters about the trial. The longtime Republican senator...
  • Cuomo seeks immediate action on oil-train safety issues [Warren Buffett shakedown]

    05/01/2014 7:00:13 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 13 replies
    Gannett ^ | April 30, 2014 | Brian Tumulty
    WASHINGTON — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged the White House Wednesday to give "immediate attention'' to safety issues involving the increased use of freight trains to transport crude oil. He made his comments just hours before the latest derailment in Lynchburg, Va. Cuomo later said the accident and other recent derailments are "a startling pattern that underscores the need for action." "In addition to steps that states like New York are taking, the federal government must overhaul the safety regulations, starting with taking DOT-111 trains off the rails now," he said in a statement. "These trains travel through populated...
  • Rick Perry Challenges Andrew Cuomo to Debate on Jobs

    04/22/2014 11:17:55 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 15 replies
    NY Observer ^ | 04/22/14 | By Jill Colvin
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who will be arriving in New York this afternoon for a trip trying to lure businesses to the Lone Star State, offered a Texas-sized take-down of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s record on job creation this morning and challenged him to a debate. “I’d be more than happy to sit down and have a thoughtful conversation, a debate with Gov. Cuomo over the issues that face us as a state and talk about the economic policies and compare New York to Texas,” said Mr. Perry, speaking on New York Post columnist Fred Dicker’s Live from the State Capitol...
  • ‘Mass exodus’ from Cuomo administration expected post-election

    04/22/2014 10:42:52 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 21, 2014 | By Pat Bailey
    <p>ALBANY — A “mass exodus” is expected from the Cuomo administration after November’s election, according to several sources.</p> <p>“They all want out,” one source said of top Cuomo staffers. A former staffer said the rush has been spurred by the work environment.</p>
  • Analysis: Finland and Sweden debate NATO membership

    04/21/2014 6:01:04 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 2 replies
    Lithuania Tribune ^ | April 17, 2014 | Editor
    The West’s standoff with Russia over Ukraine is triggering debate over the adequacy of defence spending and cooperation to confront a more assertive Russia across Europe. In Finland and Sweden, an important element in this debate is whether the two countries should join NATO, STRATFOR reported. While the events in Ukraine strengthen the argument for NATO membership, general support for the idea is still lacking in both countries — such a step would represent a big shift from Finland’s and Sweden’s strategy of avoiding too strong a military alignment with the West in order to prevent any conflict with Russia....
  • Apocalyptic prophecies drive both sides to Syrian battle for end of time [Sunni vs Shi'ite]

    04/01/2014 11:06:32 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/1/14 | By Mariam Karouny
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Conflict in Syria kills hundreds of thousands of people and spreads unrest across the Middle East. Iranian forces battle anti-Shi'ite fighters in Damascus, and the region braces for an ultimate showdown. If the scenario sounds familiar to an anxious world watching Syria's devastating civil war, it resonates even more with Sunni and Shi'ite fighters on the frontlines - who believe it was all foretold in 7th Century prophecies. From the first outbreak of the crisis in the southern city of Deraa to apocalyptic forecasts of a Middle East soaked in blood, many combatants on both sides of...
  • INTERVIEW: Pelletier Family Reacts After MA Takes Permanent Custody

    03/26/2014 12:08:15 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | NA | NA
    Video at link.
  • 'DELIBERATE' TOO? Evidence of missteps by Malaysia mounts, complicating flight search

    03/15/2014 7:40:16 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 40 replies
    Malaysia Chronical ^ | Sunday, 16 March 2014 | Staff
    Sepang - The radar blip that was Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 did a wide U-turn over the Gulf of Thailand and then began moving inexorably past at least three military radar arrays as it traversed northern Malaysia, even flying high over one of the country's biggest cities before heading out over the Strait of Malacca. Yet inside a Malaysian air force control room on the country's west coast, where American-made F-18's and F-5 fighters stood at a high level of readiness for emergencies exactly like the one unfolding in the early morning of March 8, a four-person crew did nothing...