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  • Schoolboy, 15, screaming 'Allahu Akbar' as he shoots his teacher with BB gun in class [truncated]

    10/13/2015 6:58:28 PM PDT · 48 of 50
    wtd to SpaceBar
    "Bernie the socialist just said climate change is real. Oh god, the she-bitch is up."-SpaceBar

    I just walked away from that nonsense when Bernie stated that he and America is sick of hearing about HIllary's e-mail problems. Progressive-ism is a terminal mental disorder.

  • Congressional Review Of Copyright Law May Threaten Drudge Report (and sites like Freerepublic?)

    10/13/2015 5:17:47 PM PDT · 21 of 36
    wtd to MarchonDC09122009

    How on earth can anyone copyright phrases used in everyday titles? Government moves slower than a snails pace and somehow congress thinks they can issue individual copyrights to every individual title published as msm news headlines - Fair use laws complicate this issue even further. sorry, I don’t see it - but am not surprised to see Congress wasting time on this.

  • CNN will stream tonight's Democratic debate live, and for free

    10/13/2015 5:10:45 PM PDT · 8 of 73
    wtd to Leaning Right
    Live and FREE

    ....'as if' anyone would willing pay for it!

  • Fears of BRITISH Ebola epidemic as 60 colleagues and family of infected nurse get vaccine

    10/13/2015 5:09:14 PM PDT · 1 of 7
  • Christopher Columbus’ Objective: Free Trade Routes

    10/13/2015 5:02:33 PM PDT · 27 of 28
    wtd to Nero Germanicus

    There ya I’m going to watch the DNC debates to cheer me up. Thanks.

  • Schoolboy, 15, screaming 'Allahu Akbar' as he shoots his teacher with BB gun in class [truncated]

    10/13/2015 4:55:16 PM PDT · 1 of 50
  • Christopher Columbus’ Objective: Free Trade Routes

    10/13/2015 3:12:15 PM PDT · 22 of 28
    wtd to Nero Germanicus

    True, again. Perhaps Spain will learn from their mistake with the Moors - wishful thinking?

  • Christopher Columbus’ Objective: Free Trade Routes

    10/13/2015 2:38:34 PM PDT · 20 of 28
    wtd to Nero Germanicus
    Queen Isabella is known for sponsoring Columbus' voyage to the Americas, and for her role in "purifying" the Roman Catholic faith through expelling Jews and defeating the Moors.

    So, yes, it took much longer to expel the Moors once the march to their defeat but their expulsion began in earnest in her time.

    Characterization of Moorish Spain as some 'golden age' (750-1260AD) is a misnomer as well. Bill Warner, PhD: The Not So Golden Age of Islam illustrates the vile mischaracterization of peaceful Islam during this "golden age" of al Anadalus.

  • Christopher Columbus’ Objective: Free Trade Routes

    10/13/2015 1:37:37 PM PDT · 12 of 28
    wtd to Kaslin
    "Columbus set off to find…a new route to the East Indies (the Old World’s name for much of south and southeast Asia)."

    An inconvenient truth....too often overlooked or simply erased from current history lessons:

    Coincidental to Queen Isabella ridding Spain of Islam, Columbus was tasked to find a new trade route FREE of Muhammedan piracy/enslavement - which is rarely if ever mentioned anymore. 15th-16th century trade in the Mediterranean and Indian Oceans was dominated by Muslim merchants involving ports in Africa and the Middle East, India and Indonesia and China.

  • Toddler Used ‘as Shield’ by Grandpa in Italy’s Deadly Mafia War

    10/13/2015 6:29:38 AM PDT · 21 of 26
    wtd to nickcarraway; Steely Tom; dp0622; fatima; kelly4c; kiryandil; miss marmelstein; Jonty30; Moltke; ...
    "Mafia is from the Arabic word for refuge, from when they occupied Sicily and the Sicilians took refuge in the hills." - nickcarraway

    I saved the following details from a 2004 comment on a yahoo forum which also sounds plausible:



    The Mafia, which did originate in Sicily under muslim rule during 9th-11th centuries. Even today, Northern Italians can sometimes jokingly refer to Sicilians as the “Arabs of Europe”.

    • * Mafia (or Maffia). from the original Sicilian for “swaggering braggadocio”, most likely came from the Arabic word “Mahias” or is a corruption of the Arabic word mu afah, in which mu means something like ‘inviolability, strength, vigour,’ and afah something like “to secure, to protect.’

    • * “Protection” rackets are run along the same lines as jizyah.

    • * there’s the code of “honor” and vendetta — too Arab/Islamic for words.

    • * The code of Omerta is very much like the prohibition against speaking ill of Islam or speaking out against Islamic atrocities by other Muslims.

    • * the only way out of the Mafia is death (or the Witness Protection Program).


      Sicily, an island in the Mediterranean Sea between North Africa and the Italian mainland, was ruled by a long line of foreign invaders, including the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, French and Spanish. The residents of this island, which measures almost 10,000 square feet, formed groups to protect themselves from the often-hostile occupying forces, as well as from other regional groups of Sicilians.

      Shariah justice does not recognize the rights of non-believers as equal to those of believers.

      Sicilians banded together in groups to protect themselves and carry out their own justice.
      The Sicilians knew they would NEVER find justice with their Muhammedan overlords.
      In Sicily, the term “mafioso,” or Mafia member, initially had no criminal connotations and was used to refer to a person who was suspicious of central authority. "


      These groups, which later became known as clans or families, developed their own system for justice and retribution, carrying out their actions in secret. By the 19th century, small private armies known as “mafie” took advantage of the frequently violent, chaotic conditions in Sicily and extorted protection money from landowners.

      The term “‘mafia’ originated from a Sicilian-Arabic slang expression that means “acting as a protector against the arrogance of the powerful” .

      From this history, the Sicilian Mafia emerged as a collection of criminal clans or families.

    • Omerta: Code of La Cosa Nostra

      The Mafioso adhered to this strict code of silence when dealing with the law. Death was the almost certain punishment for violators.

      According to Omerta, seeking justice from the law is a cowardly act, punishable by death. If you want justice, you get it yourself.

      Of course, the code of silence itself was a secret.

      Omerta mirrors a lot of the behaviors we recognize today, with the purging of any terminology from law enforcement and national security vocabulary which may negatively reflect on Islam or Muslims - a strict adaptation of shariah.

  • Spencer Stone in hospital as police hunt for woman he defended before he was stabbed at gay club

    10/13/2015 6:08:42 AM PDT · 14 of 17
    wtd to XHogPilot; Ann Archy; twister881; Smokin' Joe; Hatteras; Mouton; kingpins10; Paradox; Gritty; ...
    "I think the girl’s involvement with the thugs rules out Muslims and any kind of revenge attack for his heroic deed in France."-Hatteras

    Not so fast, the muhammedan M.O. exists....

    • Ilan Halimi in France

      Halimi was lured to his death by a woman he had met in his telephone store. They met up late on the night of January 20 in one of Paris's southern suburbs, Bagneux, on what he thought was a date. The murder of the 23-year-old cell-phone salesman, Ilan Halimi, took place over three weeks, during which he was tortured while his captors tried to extract a ransom from his family.


      Also note, the following relevant tidbit was widely ignored by msm reports:

    • Sacramento hero Spencer Stone cheered by well-wishers moments before stabbing

      Dismissing the possibility that Spencer was targeted because he wasn't known is ridiculous given the SacBee report reveals he was a celebrity at the club that evening - moments before being stabbed

  • 2 Israelis Attacked in Manhattan (two Yeshiva students)

    10/13/2015 4:03:04 AM PDT · 27 of 27
    wtd to Nachum

    See article in #24....note the absence of CAIR’s media circus with the article titled, “Muslim vendor was target of NYC attack, not Yeshiva students”, CAIR’s Islamaphobia circus would have been making msm headlines if accurate. The female witness stated the bomb WAS DEFINITELY aimed at the Yeshiva students! This stinks to high heaven.

  • 2 Israelis Attacked in Manhattan (two Yeshiva students)

    10/12/2015 2:31:04 PM PDT · 25 of 27
    wtd to Nachum
    There is an update to the link you provided at the same source:

    • Attacker Said "I Want To Kill You"

      The person who threw a firebomb at 2 Israeli Yeshiva students on Friday in Manhattan reportedly shouted "I want to kill you!"

      By COLlive reporter

      Detectives from the New York Police Department were in Crown Heights on Sunday to gather details about the firebomb that was thrown on Friday at 2 Israeli Yeshiva students.

      As first reported on, a molotov cocktail exploded inches away from Yosef Rachimi and Yisroel Gedassi, both 20, when they paused to make a phone call in front of 356 West 37th Street near 9th Avenue in New York City.

      According to a witness, a man screamed “I want to kill you!” before he tossed the Molotov cocktail inside a Snapple bottle at the two as they stood on a Midtown sidewalk Friday afternoon, the Daily News Reported.

      Rachimi and Gedassi recalled details of the incident in a meeting with the detectives at the conference room of the Jewish Children's Museum that lasted from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM.

      The two will be joining the NYPD investigative team at the scene of the attack in midtown Manhattan later today. The two regularly visit Ninth Avenue on Fridays to encourage Jewish business owners and clients to do a Mitzvah.

      The attacker’s timing and preparedness has Jewish advocates worried. "A firebomb is not the kind of thing you have sitting in your car or in your bag unless you have someone to throw it at," says Barry Sugar, director of the Jewish Leadership Council. "It is conceivable that the attacker sees these boys every Friday and prepared this bomb to ambush them."

      Police have yet to determine the nature of the attack and are said to be investigating both the hate crime or criminal motives.

      Additional details on the attack, that has yet to be reported in major news outlets, are emerging in conversations held with people involved in the matter.

      According to the students, a couple walking along 37th Street witnessed the attack and stopped to help. They ascertained that the flaming contraption was a homemade cocktail bomb made of a glass Snapple bottle filled with a flammable liquid and a wick.

      "That was definitely thrown directly at you," the woman told the boys, while her companion ran across the street to where pallets of bottled water were being unloaded to get some water to put out the fire.

      By the time he returned, two Arabic-speaking men had come out of the shop directly in front of the attack and extinguished the fire with a bucket of water. They removed the burnt bicycle that was chained to the lamppost and swept up the debris, leaving almost no obvious evidence of the attack.

      Despite the apparent premeditation and the quick clean up by the neighboring shopkeepers, an NYPD officer who responded to the scene did not consider the incident noteworthy.

      "He basically said, 'no injuries, nothing happened, let's move on,'" Yosef Rachimi, who speaks Hebrew, said through an interpreter.

      Activist Barry Sugar believes the attack is a warning that must be heeded before it is repeated, possibly with more damaging effects. "It's a miracle that a bicycle blocked the bomb from hurting these boys. We can't count on that miracle next Friday."

      After the incident, Yosef and Yisroel continued on their "route", shaken but undeterred, encouraging their regular Jewish "customers" to do yet another Mitzvah.

  • 2 Israelis Attacked in Manhattan (two Yeshiva students)

    10/12/2015 2:13:56 PM PDT · 24 of 27
    wtd to Nachum
    Color me skeptical...but here is the new twist:

    • TImesofIsrael: Muslim vendor was target of NYC attack, not yeshiva students

      Israeli youths were at the wrong place at the wrong time during Friday attack, police says

      By JTA October 12, 2015, 11:34 pm

      A firebomb believed to have been thrown at two Israeli yeshiva students in New York City was actually aimed at a Muslim food truck vendor, police said.

      Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up!

      The students, both 19, were walking in Midtown Manhattan on Friday when a still-unidentified assailant threw a bottle filled with combustible liquid that landed in front of them.

      New York Police Department spokesman Lee Jones told the Gothamist blog on Monday that the Israeli students were in the wrong place at the wrong time, and that the real target was the vendor, Saleh Hegazy, who had argued with someone who came back to attack him.

      “It looks like an individual got into some sort of dispute with a manager at a food cart storage facility, came back and threw a bottle containing a combustible substance,” Jones said.

      Jones also disputed the term “firebomb,” saying instead that an individual threw a bottle containing an unidentified substance.

      The students, Yosef Rachimi and Yisrael Gadasi, are studying at a Brooklyn yeshiva for one year. They reportedly often visit Jewish-owned businesses to encourage people to perform mitzvahs, or good deeds.

  • Jackie Evancho, with a bell-like voice, elicits numerous ovations

    10/12/2015 9:39:17 AM PDT · 19 of 22
    wtd to Borges
  • Worried parents demand to know why they were not told about Ebola nurse's school visit

    10/12/2015 9:26:25 AM PDT · 11 of 18
    wtd to wtd
  • Worried parents demand to know why they were not told about Ebola nurse's school visit

    10/12/2015 9:11:57 AM PDT · 2 of 18
    wtd to wtd
  • Worried parents demand to know why they were not told about Ebola nurse's school visit

    10/12/2015 9:11:21 AM PDT · 1 of 18
    More from the article:

    Ebola can “reactivate” after hiding for weeks in body fluids. The nurse is only the second recorded person to have been treated twice for the virus.

    Dr Emilia Crighton, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde director of public health, said: “The risk to the public is very low. In line with normal procedures, we’ve identified a small number of close contacts of Pauline’s we will be following up as a precaution.”

  • French train hero now in 'good spirits' after stabbing outside bar

    10/12/2015 7:24:58 AM PDT · 35 of 36
    wtd to dp0622
    • UKDailyMail:

    • Spencer Stone poses from his hospital bed with Alek Skarlatos as police hunt for mystery woman he was defending before he was stabbed at gay club
    • * Alek Skarlatos traveled from Los Angeles to Sacramento this weekend to visit Spencer Stone in hospital
    • * Stone is recovering from surgery after being stabbed three times in a fight early Thursday morning during a night out with friends
    • * Skarlatos, who is on Dancing With the Stars, shared a selfie on Instagram of the two when he visited Stone at UC Davis Medical Center
    • * Stone was listed in a fair condition on Friday and is expected to make a full recovery
    • * Skarlatos, Stone and Anthony Sadler were all credited with helping to stop a gunman on a Paris-bound train in August

      Although the club is mostly gay, Wednesday night is known as 'straight night'.

      Eyewitness Eric Cain, who was working at A&P Liquor store at 21st and K Street, told Daily Mail Online that the stabbing was over an unidentified girl who then fled the scene with the two suspects.

      'I thought the girl was with him the whole time, the way it looked like Spencer was defending her,' Cain, 38, said'. . .'he was defending her. And then she ends up leaving with the guys [who stabbed him].'

      [Deputy police chief Ken] Bernard said the assault may have been related to a 'nightclub incident' earlier in the evening.

      He emphasized the stabbing was 'not related to terrorism in any way' and that Stone's attackers may not even have known he was famous.


      Yet, via SacramentoBee:

    • Sacramento hero Spencer Stone cheered by well-wishers moments before stabbing

      Police are looking for two men, woman who fled in a Toyota Camry


      Why would the Sacramento police outright dismiss this as a case linked to targeted terrorism immediately? Why are no other msm picking up the detail about Spencer being celebrated as a hero at that club?

      Note, also, it is only within the last few hours that the msm admit the police are also seeking the female Spencer attempted to defend that night.

  • Irving Releases (14 pages of) Threatening Emails (ClockMed)

    10/11/2015 3:34:46 PM PDT · 16 of 16
    wtd to AggieCon

    That’s great! Thank you, truly.

  • French train hero now in 'good spirits' after stabbing outside bar

    10/11/2015 12:48:23 PM PDT · 31 of 36
    wtd to SeekAndFind; miserare; KneelBeforeZod; circlecity; ameribbean expat; dp0622; Myrddin; Jane Long; ...
    It was last reported that the French train hero was in 'good spirits' after stabbing outside bar.

    There doesn't appear to be any updates regarding arrests of the "Asian" perps involved with Spencer Stone's stabbing as of this post.

    The only revealed identity related to that incident is of a cab driver witness named "Kennedy Hailermariam".

    Google "Kennedy Hailermariam"'s identity and notice that his only presence online is his statement repeated on various media and forums. Other than giving his eye-witness account of the stabbing of Spencer Stone and the assault on the girl Spencer was attempting to defend, "Kennedy Hailermariam" has no presence online.

    Anyone else find that a bit strange?

  • Americans, Europeans Baffled By Donald Trump: View from abroad is one of bewilderment.

    10/09/2015 3:06:50 PM PDT · 20 of 33
    wtd to 2ndDivisionVet
    Quote partial title: "View from abroad is one of bewilderment."

    No surprise at their bewilderment, given the suicidal effort to destroy European character by inviting millions of barbarian migrants & voluntarily redistributing their personal wealth to a population with no intention of assimilating or becoming productive beyond the destruction of the status quo.

    Indeed, those who lower their national flags rather than offend members of the culture of perpetualyl offended, demand their soldiers remove uniform components rather than molest the wretched sensibilities of the enemy within. Of course, those who remove pork & suggestive vegitation from every publicly served menu to accomodate doctrinal standards of a hostile minority.

    Of course these cowards who hide their patriotism and loyalty remain bewildered by an American political candidate whose love of country, it's military and national pride and patriotism. Such sentiments are foreign to cowards.

    Make America Great Again!

  • Irving Releases (14 pages of) Threatening Emails (ClockMed)

    10/09/2015 1:04:07 PM PDT · 10 of 16
    wtd to Little Pig

    Thanks, but that link provides the same video report. I’m looking for the 14 pages of threatening e-mails and any information suggesting law enforcement follow up against each of the threats made.

  • Irving Releases (14 pages of) Threatening Emails (ClockMed)

    10/09/2015 12:40:53 PM PDT · 5 of 16
    wtd to Little Pig; Resolute Conservative

    I find it most curious that the CBS DFW report does not provide a link to the alleged 14 pages of threats which were supposedly ‘released’ — and that no mention is made of any follow up against any of the threats made.

  • Irving Releases (14 pages of) Threatening Emails (ClockMed)

    10/09/2015 12:19:38 PM PDT · 1 of 16
  • Texas College on Lockdown, Shooter Loose After Shooting

    10/09/2015 11:43:51 AM PDT · 22 of 43
    wtd to Grams A
    Grams A wrote: "Local FOX station originally reported the college was “once again” on lockdown due to a shooting."

    • Chron:

      The shooting is the third in recent weeks on or near the TSU campus. It's unclear if the shootings are related.

      A person was wounded in a shooting about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday during an argument on the campus along Tiger Walk, police said.

      Officials said the victim was leaving an event at the campus museum and got into an argument with another person. The other person apparently pulled out a gun and shot the victim.

      The victim was rushed to nearby hospital. Details of the person injuries and condition were not released, but officials said the person was alive the following morning.

      Officials said it was not known if the victim or the shooter were students. Also, it's unclear what sparked the argument. Officials have not if the suspect was in custody.

      In another shooting, police said a man, later identified as 20-year-old Darrius Nichols, fired a gun toward a crowd of people about 9:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at a student apartment complex at 3525 Blodgett near Tierwester.

      TSU officials said Alexandra Nicks and LaKeytric Quinn were wounded in the shooting. Quinn was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. Nicks was also taken to a hospital and treated for a gunshot wound. Her condition was not released.

      Nichols, sophomore at TSU from Garland, surrendered at the scene and was taken into custody. He has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the case.

      HPD spokesman Victor Senties said at the time that a TSU police officer dispatched to a disturbance prior to the gunshots being fired ordered Nichols to drop his weapon, but the man turned toward the officer with the gun still in his hand. The officer then fired gunshots at him, but no one was wounded by the officer's gunfire, Senties said.

      More details will be reported about the most recent shooting when they become available.

  • Texas College on Lockdown, Shooter Loose After Shooting

    10/09/2015 11:36:06 AM PDT · 20 of 43
    wtd to E. Pluribus Unum
  • One Dead, Three Wounded in Shooting at Northern Arizona University

    10/09/2015 8:18:48 AM PDT · 15 of 16
    wtd to E. Pluribus Unum
    • Heavy: Steven Jones, NAU Suspect: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    • 1. He Was Tackled by Students After the GunfireThe shooting was occurred after a fight at the school in Flagstaff. The gunfire rang out at 1:20 a.m. Mountain time. Shortly after, Jones was arrested without a fight. The school was never placed on lockdown. The Arizona Daily Sun had earlier reported that the fight broke out after a campus party had ended. A witness told the paper:

      We had just left a party and were standing in the street getting ready to walk home when a guy walked up with a pistol and just started shooting…I heard five or six shots and then my friends just tackled him. They got him really quick. We were leaving and it all happened on the sidewalk across from Mountain View.

    • Video: NAU press conference on campus shooting

      A man named Mark White told NBC Phoenix that Jones “was a really nice kid. I can’t believe he would have done something like this.”

      2. The Shooting Involved NAU’S Delta Chi Chapter Members


      "Never seen more love than this waiting room right now. please everyone keep Delta Chi in your prayers. 6:39 AM - 9 Oct 2015

      Rumors on the Twitter spread fast that the shooting involved members of the school’s Delta Chi fraternity. Those rumors were later confirmed by a statement from the frat which read in part “We have investigated the matter and can confirm that there were members involved.”


      Never, did I think this would happen here...Prayers & love going out to Delta Chi & those effected tonight. 6:22 AM - 9 Oct 2015


      Prayers go out to the four Delta Chi guys at NAU that got shot

      Twitter@@ABC7 Eyewitness News

      SHOOTING UPDATE: @NAU now reports 1 person killed, three wounded in campus shooting.


      @ABC7 @NAU worst text message alert to wake up to. ❤️ hearts go out to delta chi brothers 6:46 AM - 9 Oct 2015

      3.The Dead Man Is a Freshman

      Twitter @CharlyEdsitty

      Look at @nau campus hours after the #naushooting took place -- 1 dead, 3 wounded and shooter in custody 9:38 AM - 9 Oct 2015

      All of the victims in the shooting are male. One man is dead, the conditions of the other men has not been released. They are all being treated at Flagstaff Medical Center. The deceased man is a freshman, reports ABC 15.

      4.There Are Nearly 30,000 Students at the School

      Twitter @CharlyEdsitty

      The scene at @NAU after a deadly early morning shooting #12News 9:57 AM - 9 Oct 2015

      According to KTRK-TV, there are more than 20,000 student at the Flagstaff campus of Northern Arizona University.

      Northern Arizona, founded in 1899, is a public university with 27,000 students across its campuses, including the main Flagstaff campus. The school also has 36 satellite campuses across the state. In a statement, NAU President Rita Cheng said “We are shocked and deeply saddened by this incident. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families, and our entire Lumberjack family.” Cheng later said that “classes would continue as normal Friday but this is not going to be a normal day.”

      5. This Shooting Is Just a Week After Chris Harper Mercer Killed 9 People at Umpqua Community College

    • image: Umpqua shooter Chris Harper Mercer. (Spiritual Passions)

      The shooting comes eight days after a 26-year-old gunman killed nine people and then turned the gun on himself at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon

  • He stopped a jihadist in France. Now he's been stabbed in California [Who is the assailant?]

    10/09/2015 7:36:03 AM PDT · 18 of 62
    wtd to Dalberg-Acton; skeeter; circlecity; Cowgirl of Justice; El Cid; SeekAndFind; John Leland 1789; ...
    FWIW, an update:

  • He stopped a jihadist in France. Now he's been stabbed in California [Who is the assailant?]

    10/09/2015 7:32:26 AM PDT · 14 of 62
    wtd to SeekAndFind
    FWIW, an update:

  • BREAKING: French train attack hero Spencer Stone

    10/08/2015 9:51:05 AM PDT · 142 of 223
    wtd to Bushbacker1
    Where did this happen? -Bushbacker1

    Spencer Stone, one of the three Americans hailed a hero in the French train attack in August, is in stable condition after being stabbed near Sacramento, a senior Pentagon official told Fox News.


    "An Air Force medic who helped thwart a terrorist attack in France is in critical condition after being repeatedly stabbed, reports said. Spencer Stone, 22, was stabbed in Sacramento, where he’s stationed..."

    WaPo: The France train heroes will all head to Roseburg in show of support after massacre - providing partial itinerary, is the msm aiding and abetting the enemy?

  • German Officials Accused of Covering Up Sexual Abuse in Refugee Centers to Protect Image of Migrants

    10/07/2015 3:28:13 PM PDT · 6 of 7
    wtd to markomalley
    LiveLeak: Czech independant TV/Czech doctor describes conditions in German hospital

    The worst is where the doctor explains they are not allowed to report on the reality of it. Original source for this video clip [ff 18:30]: here

  • Hillary Clinton: Idea That You Need More Guns To Battle Shooters "Not Only Illogical, But Offensive"

    10/07/2015 1:34:44 PM PDT · 13 of 61
    wtd to Sir Napsalot

    U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, CIA contractors, Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty - though unavailable for comment, likely fail to recognize the logic in Hillary’s taking offense.

  • Saudi Arabia cuts oil prices amid OPEC price war

    10/07/2015 1:32:01 PM PDT · 25 of 31
    wtd to TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed
    Perhaps Ace may be onto something with his analysis:

    • US Analysts Conclude, Russia Is Attacking US-Aligned Fighters, Not ISIS - Is Putin's Goal Control of OPEC?

      Meanwhile, uh, yeah:

      U.S. officials said Russia’s targeting of its allies on the ground was a direct challenge to Mr. Obama's Syria policy. Underlining the distrust, the Pentagon decided against sharing any information with Moscow about the areas where U.S. allies were located because it suspected Russia would use that information to target them more directly or provide the information to President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

      "On day one, you can say it was a one-time mistake," a senior U.S. official said of Russia’s strike on one of the allied rebel group’s headquarters. "But on day three and day four, there's no question it's intentional. They know what they’re hitting."

      And as for OPEC:

      Three facts motivate Putin.

      First, two regions utterly dominate world oil markets. The Middle East and Russia together ship 60 percent of all oil traded (45 and 15 percent, respectively). Meanwhile, American firms are by law prohibited from engaging in this vital global marketplace; more on this shortly.

      Second, oil matters. It provides 97 percent of the global fuel needs for all the engines that transport everything on land, sea and air. No viable substitutes exist at any price for liquid hydrocarbons at the scale society needs. And the world will consume more oil, not less, as far into the future as it matters for sensible policymaking.

      Finally, price matters. Here the U.S. has upset the apple cart. Entrepreneurs using new technologies have unlocked a shocking increase in oil supply. U.S. shale fields have recorded the fastest increase in oil production in history. As a result, crude prices have collapsed from north of $100 to south of $50 a barrel.

      The emerging consensus? Cheaper oil is the new normal.

      How does Syria matter? While it's no oil-producing powerhouse by OPEC standards, even Syria's paltry production accounted for 25 percent of that nation's economy (although ISIS now controls most of Syria's oil fields). But Syria is ideal transit territory for pipelines to European markets for oil or gas originating in Iraq and Iran.

      More important, given the build-up of Russian military men and materiel in Syria, is geography. Damascus is closer to Baghdad than Washington is to Boston, and not much further away from Riyadh than New York is from Chicago. Russia's military is now no longer deployed mainly on its Baltic borders but is in the world's premier petroleum neighborhood. Russia is not an OPEC member and has often claimed no desire to join. But they may have just joined by default.

      hat tip: InfidelBloggersAlliance

  • Florida candidate for U.S. Senate admits to sacrificing goat, drinking its blood

    10/06/2015 5:20:08 PM PDT · 27 of 32
    wtd to sockmonkey
    From the comments at this link AbovetheLaw:

    "Patrick Callahan... Those of us who know Augustus are taking this very seriously. Having spent three tension-filled years with him in law school, I can say this is not a joke. I can say this is not a joke. He's written long articles advocating for eugenics, he essentially denied the holocaust during a 1L class discussion, his self-published book on Amazon is alarming, he once operated a blog where he called for all churches to be burned the ground and argued that people who censor speech ought to be "shot dead ina dark alley with no dignity."

    This is serious, and I'm happy to know several police departments are investigating the matter.

  • Florida candidate for U.S. Senate admits to sacrificing goat, drinking its blood

    10/06/2015 1:46:40 PM PDT · 12 of 32
    wtd to Clintonfatigued
    Alleged identity: "Augustus Sol Invictus" how about revealing this 'candidate's' real birth identity...and then identify each of the transitions to his identity's current evolution

  • Carly Fiorina: My college degree in medieval history will help me fight ISIS

    10/06/2015 12:03:07 PM PDT · 16 of 45
    wtd to jimbo123
    To Fiorina's everlasting shame, especially after having majored in medieval history at Stanford had the unmitigated gall just weeks after Islam's assault against the US on 9/11 claimed in a direct quote of Fiorina's text comprising the last 500 words of a 3,600-word speech given on September 26, 2001 about Islamic civilization -
    "There was once a civilization that was the greatest in the world."

    As disgusting as the timing of that September 2001 declaration was, it clearly was not the only time Fiorina spoke of Islam with resplendent admiration....

  • Donald Trump BLASTS dishonest media, says I’M NOT GETTING OUT AND I’M GOING TO WIN

    10/06/2015 7:21:54 AM PDT · 20 of 46
    wtd to allendale
    allendale wrote:
    "Trump just might win. Its interesting that he used a technique that kids who grew up in the NY metropolitan area in the 1950’s and 60’s commonly practiced. Your status on the street was often determined by how well you defended yourself when mocked verbally and how well you were able to mock others

    Interesting you should mention this as it also triggers mention of the correlated effort within public schools to address "bullying" by teaching/reinforcing the unearned/pseudo "self-esteem"/"micro-aggression"/"safe room" generation ....efforts to un-learn survival skills

  • Oregon school shooting: Shooter asks students their religion, report says

    10/01/2015 4:13:16 PM PDT · 18 of 57
    wtd to smartyaz
  • Former US Marshal: Oregon Gunman Chose ‘Gun Free Facility’ with Umpqua Community College

    10/01/2015 3:42:52 PM PDT · 6 of 34
    wtd to bestintxas; All
  • Shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore.

    10/01/2015 3:28:06 PM PDT · 632 of 917
    wtd to Rio; bgill

    The Umpqua Community College shooting may started in Professor Larry Levine’s class

    A professor, Amy Fair, who taught in a class that shares a common wall with where the shooting began posted about it on her Facebook wall. She said that "a veteran in her class helped get students out of Snyder hall, but then he ran back inside and she’s worried about him."


    With the surname of the first victim (instructor) being "Levine", one wonders if the headshots were intended for Jews and Christians. Also wonder if the vet/hero was armed.

  • UCC SHOOTING RAMPAGE: At least 13 reported dead including shooter

    10/01/2015 3:20:35 PM PDT · 83 of 123
    wtd to littleharbour
    littleharbour wrote: "Fox News already reported shot to kill those who answered Christian and shot to wound those who did not."

    Given the class instructor's identity (first victim's could be Jewish), I wonder if headshots were also intended for anyone with Jewish identity - by name or if professed

  • Why Is Trump’s Brutal Style So Effective?

    09/30/2015 3:10:16 PM PDT · 13 of 35
    wtd to 2ndDivisionVet
    2ndDivisionVet wrote: Which "ethnic groups" did he supposedly insult?

    take your pick of any self-presumed victim group.

  • EPA Proclaims That Sunlight Is Bad for Plants

    09/30/2015 3:08:07 PM PDT · 14 of 33
    wtd to Protect the Bill of Rights
    Protect the Bill of Rights wrote: "EPA will try to tax the Sun out of business."

    Meanwhile...pushing green energy/solar power

  • Ahmed Mohamed’s School Discipline Problems Started Long Before His ‘Clock’

    09/29/2015 1:10:07 PM PDT · 12 of 25
    wtd to mmichaels1970
    mmichaels1970 wrote: I’m sure NASA’s already sent him a job offer. It’s the politically correct thing to do.

  • Local straw poll leans toward Cruz, Fiorina (Texas)

    09/28/2015 5:27:45 AM PDT · 9 of 9
    wtd to 2ndDivisionVet
    2ndDivisionVet wrote: "Comments?"

    I'm fairly certain I've posted the following before, but those considering Fiorina for

  • We Stand with Ahmed (and We Hope He'll Join Us for Astronomy Night) -

    09/28/2015 4:34:47 AM PDT · 82 of 92
    wtd to V K Lee
    V K Lee wrote: "WTH is ‘Astronomy night?

    astronomy night at the White House next month [October 19], which was started under the current administration in 2009 according to link

  • We Stand with Ahmed (and We Hope He'll Join Us for Astronomy Night) -

    09/27/2015 8:16:34 PM PDT · 54 of 92
    wtd to TXBlair
    TXBlair wrote: "Yeah, he looks totally traumatized.

    Any other whiz kid can only dream of being traumatized in the same fashion as Clockmed has been for his fraudulent efforts. Just a peek at what Clockmed has suffered so far:

  • We Stand with Ahmed (and We Hope He'll Join Us for Astronomy Night) -

    09/27/2015 7:43:29 PM PDT · 37 of 92
    wtd to Faith Presses On; Ready4Freddy; TXBlair; notaliberal; Sasparilla; JennysCool; Bob; ...
    There is more posted today which reveals this is a precocious kid with a history of disruptive incidents resulting in detentions and eventual suspension from school involving an attorney ...a few choice quotes:

    • DallasNews: Before Ahmed’s fame: fantastic inventions and a fight with authority ...a few choice quotes:

      "When a seemingly possessed projector kept shutting off midlecture, young boys’ snickers surrounded Ahmed’s desk, where he sat with a hand-built remote control in his lap.

      Talkative to a point of disruption to class, Ahmed...

      "...tried to get out of detention by reciting the First Amendment in the principal’s office." ..."While his discipline record is confidential and his father didn’t want to discuss it, the file was thick by some accounts.


      Ahmed said he was suspended for several weeks in sixth grade. A family friend, Anthony Bond, said the boy and a cousin were blowing soap bubbles in the bathroom, and the school overreacted.

      "Ahmed blamed an administrator at the school who, Bond wrote, the boy felt “has been terrorizing him since the 6th grade” — hindering him from praying in school and unfairly punishing him." ... "Bond’s letter called the boy’s treatment “Muslim bashing”

      "Bertha Whatley, who was Irving ISD’s attorney last year, said “high-level” officials at the district reviewed Bond’s letter. Bond said the principal overturned the suspension after meeting with Ahmed".

      "...“I told you one day I’m going to be — and you told me yourself — I’m going to be really big on the Internet one day,” Ahmed said."
  • We Stand with Ahmed (and We Hope He'll Join Us for Astronomy Night) -

    09/27/2015 7:36:28 PM PDT · 30 of 92
    wtd to JennysCool
    JennysCool wrote:
    "I notice this article is dated 9/16. Later revelations have made Ahmed and his Dad’s actions questionable, at best. ...”

    Indeed, a lot has been revealed since then to update this story.

    *****Not only did the kid NOT invent a clock,[see this clip with Bill Mahr] during which he equates Ahmed’s invention with “bowl of cereal”:

    • Real Time with Bill Maher: Ahmed's Clock – Sept. 25th

      ... essentially "clockmed" (coined by Atlas) went "fishing" using his "bowl of cereal"/”invention” as bait moving from class to class until one of his teachers finally took his bait. The first teacher simply requested he put the 'invention' away and not take it out during school time. Clockmed was fully aware of the fact that his ‘invention’ looked suspicious:

    • Ahmed Mohamed told the Dallas Morning News,
      “I closed [the ‘clock’] with a cable, I didn’t want to lock it to make it seem like a threat … so it won’t look that much suspicious.”

      Instead of taking this instructors advice, this kid decided to plug in his 'clock invention' ensuring the alarm would sound off to obtain the attention he sought during class time.

      Having achieved the sought after one-on-one attention, he’s suddenly traumatized by the fact that faculty was not enamored with his 'invention', rather they were concerned and annoyed, particularly when the kid refused to cooperate and respond to inquiry by various authority figures.

      In fact, the kids family refused to respond to authority figures as well as refuse to sign a release form. Instead of appearing at the appointments to meet with school and police which were rescheduled to accommodate the family’s request, ...the kids family decided to hold a press conference in front of their home exactly at the appointed and agreed upon times they were supposed to be meeting with school & police.

      Family members including the kid and his sister had no hindrances elaborating and voluntarily answering questions posed by the fawning and sympathetic media.

      In fact, several subsequent media interviews provide damning details given by clockmed AND his sister which reveal prior instances of disciplinary action for similar terror related misconduct...all related while smiling at the cameras which are recording journalist reports about accolades and valuable gifts and scholarship offers to NASA’s Space Camp, invitations to drive NASA’s Opportunity Rover, tour MIT, intern at Twitter etc. etc. all lavished on this kid by celebrities like Dr. Oz, Ellen DeGenerous, Twitter, Google, NASA, and even from the current-occupant-of-the-oval-office (whose twitter admiration arrived before any of the details of this incident hit the media).

      For instance:

    • Obama Blamed For Death Threats Against Police, Teachers in Muslim Student Clock Case ff 2:00 for Mayor Van Duyne: "I think he was a pawn of potentially his father ... His sister actually claimed that SHE was suspended. His sister told MSNBC that she was suspended by the same school district for making a bomb threat years ago. Don't know if that's true yet but she said that in her own words".

    • CNN: "In middle school, Ahmed said, he had been called "bombmaker" and a "terrorist."" Ahmed's voluntarily professed statement suggests he's also been accused of this before.

    • via:TheDailyBeast Quote (Note: Eyman is Clockmed's sister):
      "After the MSNBC segment, Eyman and I sit down in the hallway where she says the same thing happened to her as Ahmed. “I got suspended from school for three days from this stupid same district, from this girl saying I wanted to blow up the school, something I had nothing to do with.” Eyman talks with the slightest lisp, almost imperceptible, but it becomes stronger as she gets emotional. “I got suspended and I didn’t do anything about it and so when I heard about Ahmed, I was so mad because it happened to me and I didn’t get to stand up, so I’m making sure he’s standing up because it’s not right. So I’m not jealous, I’m kinda like—it’s like he’s standing for me.” Eyman said her suspension was in her first year of middle school, “my first year of attempting middle school in America. I knew English, but the culture was different, the people were different.”
      There is more posted today which reveals this is a precocious kid with a history of disruptive incidents resulting in detentions and eventual suspension from school involving an attorney ...a few choice quotes: :

    • DallasNews: Before Ahmed’s fame: fantastic inventions and a fight with authority ...a few choice quotes:

      "When a seemingly possessed projector kept shutting off midlecture, young boys’ snickers surrounded Ahmed’s desk, where he sat with a hand-built remote control in his lap.

      Talkative to a point of disruption to class, Ahmed...

      "...tried to get out of detention by reciting the First Amendment in the principal’s office." ..."While his discipline record is confidential and his father didn’t want to discuss it, the file was thick by some accounts.


      Ahmed said he was suspended for several weeks in sixth grade. A family friend, Anthony Bond, said the boy and a cousin were blowing soap bubbles in the bathroom, and the school overreacted.

      "Ahmed blamed an administrator at the school who, Bond wrote, the boy felt “has been terrorizing him since the 6th grade” — hindering him from praying in school and unfairly punishing him." ... "Bond’s letter called the boy’s treatment “Muslim bashing”

      "Bertha Whatley, who was Irving ISD’s attorney last year, said “high-level” officials at the district reviewed Bond’s letter. Bond said the principal overturned the suspension after meeting with Ahmed".

      "...“I told you one day I’m going to be — and you told me yourself — I’m going to be really big on the Internet one day,” Ahmed said."
      Now, after all is said and done...

    • AP 09.23.15: Muslim boy won’t face bomb charges

      Clockmed was not “handcuffed” at school. The only reason his classmates and student population are aware of his notoriety is because he was guided by those he trusted most to go to the media. The fact that clockmed refused to be forthcoming with details to the authorities resulted in self inflicted trauma.

      Then talk about CHUTZPAH!

    • Clock Kid admits getting arrested was 'kinda cool'...he can't have it both ways!


    • via NBC 9/23/2015: Ahmed Mohamed: Texas Boy's Family Hires Legal Counsel to Get Clock Back

      Despite this: via CNN: "Irving police had held onto the clock as evidence, but on Thursday, they told CNN that it's ready for Ahmed to pick it up." (last week)


    • PressTV: Ahmed Mohamed's family hires lawyers to sue for inventor son’s rights

      WHO KNEW?! Ahmed is entitled to disrupt class at will – it’s his ‘right’!

      *****Here’s an interesting video clip to ponder:


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    • 9/23/2015


      ff 0:10 Ali Vleshi: "...when you introduced your clock in your earlier classes the teachers liked it. . .it wasn't until you introduced it in a later class that a teacher felt that your digital clock was suspicious and said to put the clock away.

      0:22 Ahmed: " um, I brought my clock to school and my teacher thought that it was a threat to her because in her eyes it looked suspicious. So, the clock, in fact, is built from scrap, scrap found around the house, some of the boards are already manufactured, yes, it was put together.

      0:43 Ali Vleshi: ", what happened? Did the teacher ask you to put it away or what happened then?

      0:46 Ahmed: ", the teacher – the clock, in fact, was plugged in during the classroom, so it didn't go off in my backpack. So, it was plugged in and I set a time on there and I showed it to a student sitting next to me." And it went off, so the teacher looked around and said 'what was that noise?' and I just unplugged it immediately."

      01:13 Ali Vleshi: "...and then what happened? When did they call the security people at the school?

      01:19 Ahmed: ", the security people were called around sixth period. Well, that's when I got called out of class. But, after the students left the classroom I did show my teacher the clock and I showed it to her and that's when she took, confiscated that from me.

      01:35 Ali Vleshi: " is that the particular teacher that you wanted to impress? Was that your engineering teacher or was that a different teacher?

      01:41 Ahmed: "...that was my, a different teacher, but I wanted to impress ALL of my teachers."

      01:45 Ali Vleshi: "...and most of them, were they impressed?"

      01:49 Ahmed: ", no, I only got to show two teachers because the rest of the day I didn't get to stay at school. (watch traumatized Ahmed grin broadly and glance over to his left)

      01:54 Ali Vleshi: "...ah, no kidding. So, the security people called you in, then what happens? They look at this clock and they determine that it's a clock. At any point tell you that maybe it was a bomb or did they talk to you about whether it was a bomb?

      02:09 Ahmed: ", yes they did talk to me whether it was a bomb. They looked at me and they were like 'what is that' and I told them that it was a clock. And they kept asking me that question. You're like 'it doesn't look like a bomb to me.' In face, oh, sorry, 'it doesn't look like a clock to me', one officer said. And when I told the other officer - one of the other officers told me, 'looks like a movie bomb', so he told me 'do you watch movies at home?' Of course, I told him 'yes'. And (he squirms) he told me, 'that looks like a movie bomb to me' and 'did you try to copy the bomb from the movie?' I told him, 'no, officer, I didn't.'

      02:42 Ali Vlashi: "...amd then, I saw a picture of you with handcuffs. How did that happen?

      02:46 Ahmed: ", I was detained later at school and then taken to the police station to where I was handcuffed.

      02:56 Ali Vlashi: "...even though they had determined that it wasn't a bomb, that the decided it wasn't a bomb.

      03:01 Ahmed: "...yes.

      03:02 Ali Vlashi: " you say you felt like a terrorist and that wasn't the first time that you had felt that way. That struck me as pretty strong. You're a fourteen year old kid. How come you've been made to feel you're a terrorist?

      03:14 Ahmed: "...well, in middle school it was a rough journey for me too. Sixth grade year, one of the students says "Osama bin Laden your uncle, why did he kill those people on 9/11?". I told him he wasn't my uncle. So, that really got to me and I really did feel like a terrorist.

      03:31 Ali Vlashi: "...Wow. What, where, whe...let me ask you, where is this clock now? Have the police given it back to you?

      03:37 Ahmed: ", no. It's still with the police.

      03:39 Ali Vlashi: "...the Irving police chief said that you weren't forthcoming with information about your digital clock and that's partly why they took you into custody. Do have any reason why you have any sense of why they think so? You seem like a talkative kid. Do you, do you....why would they say you weren't forthcoming?

      03:55 Ahmed: ", I was forthcoming but I did tell the officers there was a clock multiple times and I told why about school. I told them all the questions they asked me so, I don't know why they said I wasn't forthcoming but yeah I did tell them the questions they asked me.

      04:12 Ali Vlashi: "...uh, no charges were laid against you. I think that's important to - for everybody to know. And I'm sure you're very very relieved because of the whole thing. You want to proceed with a career moving toward engineering? Do you want to stay at your school?

      04:26 Ahmed: "...I want to pursue engineer, a career in engineering.

      04:33 Ali Vlashi: "...and are you o.k. going back to your school?

      04:37 Ahmed: ", no, I uh, I'm not o.k. going back to my school cuz it's really - it didn't really feel good that what happened there. I don't want to go back to that.

      04:45 Ali Vlashi: " there something they can do that will make you feel better - the school, or the mayor, or the police?

      04:49 Ahmed: "...I mean, no. They could apoligize but that's not gonna change anything because what was done was done.