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  • Anti-Islam groups rally across Europe

    02/07/2016 11:16:43 AM PST · by PROCON · 23 replies
    thelocal.de ^ | Feb. 6, 2016
    A march by Germany's anti-Islamic organisation Pegida drew thousands to the eastern city of Dresden on Saturday on a day that saw rallies across Europe in support of the movement.Pegida supporters took to the streets of a number of other European cities, including Prague and the northern French port of Calais, home to the infamous "Jungle" refugee camp for migrants seeking passage across the Channel to Britain. Pegida and fellow anti-Muslim groups called the rallies following last month's signing of an agreement to create a "Fortress Europe" coalition against a backdrop of Europe's worst refugee crisis since World War...
  • Paris attack leader said he slipped in with 90 extremists

    02/04/2016 12:08:09 PM PST · by BeauBo · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4 Feb 2016 | LORI HINNANT
    PARIS (AP) -- The Belgian who led the Nov. 13 attacks on Paris bragged that he slipped into France with a group of 90 extremists from Europe and the Middle East, according to testimony from the woman who tipped police to his location. In an interview aired Thursday by RMC television and confirmed by her lawyer, the woman identified only as Sonia said Abdelhamid Abaaoud was proud of the attack that killed 130 people. ...She asked him whether he had come in with Syrian refugees and he told her he came in a group without any documents. "There are Syrians,...
  • European Governments Ignoring Security Warnings?

    01/30/2016 10:29:34 AM PST · by cutty · 9 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | January 30, 2016 | Judith Bergman
    We are importing Islamic extremism, Arab anti-Semitism, national and ethnic conflicts of other peoples, as well as a different understanding of society and law. - From a leaked German intelligence document. The mayor of Molenbeek, Belgium ignored a list she received, one month prior to the Paris attacks, "with the names and addresses of more than 80 people suspected as Islamic militants living in her area," according to the New York Times. "What was I supposed to do about them? It is not my job to track possible terrorists," Mayor Schepmans said. In October 2015, Andrew Parker, director general of...
  • Could Paris, Cologne Attacks Happen in America?

    01/23/2016 11:22:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/23/2016 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A number of U.S. experts on policy and migration have shot down fears of the shootings in Paris and the sex attacks in Cologne happening in America, noting that a direct link with the influx of refugees has not been established in either case, and affirming that America has a strict vetting system. There has been significant debate in the U.S. over the question of whether 100,000 refugees fleeing war and terrorism should be allowed into the country. Some notable voices, such as evangelical preacher the Rev. Franklin Graham, have directly suggested that attacks, such as the major shootings in...
  • National Review just handed Donald Trump the Election

    01/22/2016 8:39:33 PM PST · by Amntn · 288 replies
    Republican Newswatch ^ | 1/22/16 | DOUG IBENDAHL
    National Review's publication of the collective anti-Donald Trump missives from 22 self-appointed conservative potentates has caused quite a stir in Republican circles. The nationwide responses range from, "Wait, I thought National Review went out of business years ago," to "Ed Meese? Seriously?" The Gang of 22 have officially become parodies of themselves. One would have to reach back to the days of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew to lift an adequate quote to describe them. "Nattering nabobs of negativism," "vicars of vacillation," "pusillanimous pussyfooters," "the decadent few," "ideological eunuchs," "the effete corps of impudent snobs," or "the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs...
  • Ex-Clinton aide secretly met with Iranian officials in summer 2012

    12/24/2013 12:27:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/24/13 | Rebecca Shabad
    Vice President Bidens national security adviser met with Iranian officials as far back as the summer of 2012, a new report reveals. Jake Sullivan secretly traveled to Oman in July 2012 to meet with Iranian officials, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. This would mark one of the earliest in-person meetings the U.S. held with Iran in recent years. Sullivan joined the State Department in 2009 and served under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as deputy chief of staff for policy. Although he moved to the White House in February, he continued to partake in backchannel discussions with Iran. The AP...
  • Germany's Vatican ambassador: 'Islam is part of the solution'

    01/17/2016 6:39:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 63 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 17.01.2016 | (Astrid Prange/gro)
    Germany's ambassador to the Vatican, Annette Schavan, still sees religion as a peacemaker, despite wars and terrorism. In an interview with DW, she calls for more interfaith dialogue and respect between all religions. [...] 'There are warmongers who embrace religion. But that does not mean that religion promotes war. Religion has the great power to bring peace. People are upset by the numerous attacks and wonder, "Should we equate these images of violence with Islam?" One gets the impression that Islam is part of the problem. But that's not true. It must become clear that it is part of the...
  • Israel's Netanyahu: Swedish FM's remarks 'outrageous' [Stockholm Syndrome]

    01/15/2016 3:30:39 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/15/2016 | Staff
    Israel's prime minister has denounced a call by Sweden's foreign minister to investigate whether recent killings of Palestinians were "extrajudicial". Benjamin Netanyahu said Margot Wallstrom's remarks were "outrageous... immoral and... stupid". Ms Wallstrom had called for "thorough and credible investigations" into the deaths. Some 155 Palestinians - mostly attackers, Israel says - have been killed in unrest since October. In that time, 26 Israelis have been killed in stabbing, shooting or car-ramming attacks by Palestinians or Israeli-Arabs. The attackers who have been killed have either been shot dead by their victims or security forces. Others have been arrested. On Tuesday,...
  • London police increase number of officers who are armed

    01/14/2016 10:58:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 14, 2016 6:20 AM EST | Danica Kirka
    London has put more armed police officers on the streets - a direct consequence of the attacks on a nightclub and restaurants in Paris last year. Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe said Thursday that the Metropolitan police will train 600 more firearms officers, increasing the number of armed officers to around 2,800. The police will also double the number of armed response vehicles - giving authorities the ability to respond quickly to any attack. ...
  • Microaggression-reporting system against faculty would probably be biased against women

    01/12/2016 1:18:48 PM PST · by presidio9 · 18 replies
    College Fix ^ | January 11, 2016 | College Fix Staff
    In the wave of protests that rocked college campuses this fall, one proffered demand was the creation of a system for students to report microaggressions committed by faculty and staff. Presumably, such reporting would be used in faculty evaluations for decisions such as granting tenure and promotions. If new research by University of California-Berkeley and Paris Institute of Political Studies scholars is accurate, such a reporting system would disproportionately harm female instructors. Inside Higher Ed reports that the research found "student evaluations of teaching" (SET) tend to be better at "gauging students' gender bias and grade expectations than they are...
  • Video Shows Canadian PM Trudeau Praying With Muslims at Mosque

    01/12/2016 12:37:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 12 January 2016
    A video documenting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to a mosque in Canada has recently emerged, showing him joining Muslim worshipers for evening prayers during Ramadan in 2013, nearly two years before he was elected, the CIJNews website reported on Monday. Trudeau was leader of the Liberal Party when he visited the Jamea Masjid mosque in Surrey, British Columbia, in West Canada. In the video, he is seen wearing traditional Islamic clothing as he delivers a speech that he begins with the Muslim greeting “peace be upon you.” In his speech, he thanked worshipers for granting him the honor...
  • Rep. Don Beyer: LESS bothered by Muslim atrocities than by how Americans respond to them

    01/11/2016 11:36:59 AM PST · by hemogoblin · 29 replies
    Christian Action Network ^ | 1/11/2016 | Martin Mawyer
    He’s a hypocrite. No, this is not name-calling. It’s not hateful rhetoric. It’s just the plain truth. Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) has introduced H. Res. 569, a foolish piece of legislation condemning “hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States.” The legislation already has 105 co-sponsors, all Democrats, with more supporters jumping in every day. Rep. Beyer, who was a car dealer before entering Congress in 2015, submitted the resolution on Dec. 17, just over two weeks after a Muslim couple – in the name of Islam – wounded 22 people and killed 14 innocent souls in San Bernardino, Calif....
  • Inspiration for 'Babar the Elephant' Dies , 99

    04/08/2003 12:36:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 243+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/8/03 | AP - Paris
    PARIS - Cecile de Brunhoff, the inspiration for Babar, the enchanting little elephant whose adventures captivated generations of children, has died in Paris. She was 99. De Brunhoff suffered a stroke Saturday night and died Monday in a hospital in Paris, where she lived, said Mathieu de Brunhoff, one of her sons. She first invented the tale of a little elephant as a bedtime story for her boys in 1931. They in turn told their father, painter Jean de Brunhoff, who illustrated the story and filled in details, naming the elephant Babar and creating Celeste, Zephir and the "Old Lady,"...
  • The Lamest Duck

    01/08/2016 1:28:35 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 3 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8 Jan 2016 | Matthew Continetti
    President Obama spent the week defending his proposals to curb gun violence, culminating in a CNN town hall. Think about that. What else happened during the last few days that might warrant a presidential town hall? Oh, nothing much: Iranian protestors stormed the Saudi embassy in Tehran after the House of Saud executed a Shiite cleric, escalating sectarian warfare in the Middle East The stock market tumbled on fears of a global economic slowdown A U.S. soldier was killed in action in Afghanistan, where the Taliban controls more ground than at any time since 2001 Iran revealed the existence of...
  • Armed man shot dead trying to enter Paris police station

    01/07/2016 4:33:40 AM PST · by csvset · 51 replies
    France24 ^ | 7 January 2016 | Wire
    A man armed with a knife was shot dead by security forces Thursday after attempting to enter a police station in northern Paris, police sources said. The shooting took place outside a police station in the Goutte-d'Or area of the French capital’s 18th arrondissement, the sources told Reuters. A witness told AFP he had heard "two or three shots" fired by police. Paris police said the man cried "Allahu Akbar" (God is great) and may have been wearing a suicide belt. Pictures posted on Twitter showed the alleged assailant wearing a camouflage coat, lying on the pavement after being shot....
  • radios, motorcycles and lots of bikes:Paris drains iconic canal for the first time in 15 years

    01/06/2016 4:47:54 PM PST · by bgill · 20 replies
    Daily Mail.com ^ | Jan. 6, 2016 | Imogen Calderwood
    An iconic Parisian canal is being drained for the first time in 15 years and a whole host of bizarre and unexpected objects have already surfaced. The Canal Saint-Martin is at the heart of the French capital’s 10th arrondissement, one of the city’s most exclusive and fashionable districts. But in recent years the area has developed a reputation for its lively nightlife, and a magnet for tourists and locals alike. Residents blame this surge in popularity as the reason for some of the more bizarre objects that have been discovered lurking in the canal. The last time the three-mile stretch...
  • Obama believes he can defeat ISIS with a good Public Relations Plan

    01/02/2016 8:34:30 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 01/02/2016 | Jim Emerson
    Reeling from his idiotic “ISIS is contained” comment as the terror group killed 129 civilians in Paris, Obama is being perceived by the world as a leader with no coherent strategy and perhaps no particular interest in taking on Islamic murderers. After ISIS took credit for the terror attacks in Paris, Obama’s lack of a serious policy fighting terrorism was exposed. And ISIS was no longer contained in the Middle East. ISIS has demonstrated an ability to strike wherever they please, revealing Obama’s ISIS containment policy as nothing more than a pipe dream. The administration couldn’t spin the embarrassing disconnect...
  • Hollande under fire over call to strip citizenship from terror convicts

    12/31/2015 3:38:29 PM PST · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 31 Dec 2015 | Eric Randolph and Martine Nouaille
    Paris (AFP) - President Francois Hollande's call for convicted French-born terrorists to lose their citizenship if they have a second nationality has triggered uproar among those who see him adopting right-wing ideas that recall dark moments in France's history. Ever since the French Revolution in the late 1700s, "le droit du sol" ("the right of the soil") has been a fundamental principle, giving everyone born in the country the right to citizenship. But in the aftermath of November's jihadist attacks in Paris, Hollande announced to an extraordinary session of both houses of parliament that he would seek changes to the...
  • Paris Concert Crowd Was Singing 'Kiss The Devil' The Moment Terror Attacks Began [Luke 13]

    12/31/2015 12:31:09 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 37 replies
    Now the End Begins ^ | 11/16/2015 | Geoffrey Grider
    With their hands raised high in the air, as you see in this photo taken moments before the attacks began, Paris fans at the Eagles Of Death Metal concert made the Satanic “devil horns” salute without seemingly a care in the world. Amazingly, the song that was playing the moment the shooting started was called 'Kiss The Devil', and here are some of the lyrics from that tune, "Kiss The Devil" – by Eagles Of Death Metal Who'll love the Devil? Who'll song his song? Who will love the Devil and his song?I'll love the Devil I'll sing his...
  • Paris Scales Back NYE Event Amid Terror Fears (NYE = New Year's Eve)

    12/31/2015 7:19:09 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 14 replies
    Sky News ^ | 31 December 2015 | staff
    Authorities in Paris have scaled back the city's New Year's Eve celebrations over heightened terror fears after Brussels cancelled its festivities. The usual fireworks display in the French capital has been scrapped and replaced by a five-minute video performance at the Arc de Triomphe just before midnight...
  • 'I Emphatically Refuse': Muslim ACLU Activist Explains Why She Won’t Condemn Islamic Terrorism

    12/29/2015 10:00:09 AM PST · by amorphous · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 29 Dec 2015 | Carly Hoilman
    The deputy director of the ACLU of Michigan said in an op-ed Monday that she refuses to condemn radical Islamic terrorism in order to prove her allegiance to the United States. Rana Elmir wrote that she's "consistently and aggressively asked" to condemn Islamic terrorism, and is tired of having her religious views linked to atrocities like the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and in Paris and San Bernardino this year. "I emphatically refuse," she wrote in an opinion piece in The Washington Post. The op-ed was titled: "Stop asking me to condemn terrorists just because I'm Muslim."
  • Coalition forces kill ISIS leader connected to Paris attack

    12/29/2015 3:46:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/29/2015 | By Jamie Crawford, National Security Producer
    The U.S.-led coalition killed multiple figures within ISIS senior leadership over the last few weeks, including an operative closely linked to the ringleader of the November attacks in Paris, the spokesman for the coalition said Tuesday. Col. Steve Warren said 10 senior ISIS leaders operating in both Iraq and Syria, "including several external attack planners," with designs on attacking western targets, had been killed in airstrikes. Charaffe al Mouadan, a Syrian-based member of ISIS with a "direct link" to Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the Belgian-born ringleader of the terror attacks in Paris, was killed in a December 24 airstrike, and was "actively...
  • Dog Killed in Terror Siege to be Awarded Medal for Bravery

    12/28/2015 11:46:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    Diesel, a Parisian police dog that was killed in a terror siege on November 18, will be awarded a medal for bravery, Buzzfeed News reports. Diesel was a 7-year-old Belgian Shepherd and was killed during the raid that also killed two suspected terrorists, including one of the masterminds of the November 13 attack. Diesel will be awarded the Dickin Medal for his bravery and work. Major RULP Jean-Marc Lenglet from the French National Police, said: "Diesel's handler has been deeply affected by the death of his dog, as have many thousands of well-wishers who sent messages of condolence for Diesel...
  • Paris to celebrate New Year under high surveillance (Muslim tradition - burning cars)

    12/27/2015 3:40:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    France 24 via MSN ^ | 12/27/15 | Avi Davis
    The traditional New Year's Eve celebrations on the Champs-Elysees will be the first large assembly to be sanctioned in Paris since France's state of emergency started in November. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people gather on Paris's Champs-Elysees to celebrate the "Reveillon," as the French call December 31. But after a year that started with the Charlie Hebdo attacks and ended with the November 13 shooting and bomb attacks that killed 130 people, it was unclear whether New Year celebrations in Paris would go ahead as usual. France has been under a state of emergency since November 13, and...
  • France's terror fight: Out-Bushing George W. Bush

    12/23/2015 11:30:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    France 24 ^ | 2015-12-23 | Douglas Herbert
    France once led the world in lambasting George W. Bush's "war on terror". But as Francois Hollande looks to enshrine emergency powers in the constitution, the country's leaders are suddenly sounding like the US president they once held in contempt. [...] The French, presided over by a monarchical president who embodies "Republican" values, have proven more willing than Americans in the wake of the 9/11 attacks to cede their civil liberties if it makes them safer. More than 90 percent of adults in France support the prolonged state of emergency championed by the government, a study by French polling firm...
  • German shooting clubs lobby against EU gun control

    12/23/2015 11:16:42 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 21.12.2015 | Ben Knight
    German gun club lobbyists were invited to the German Interior Ministry (BMI) last week to discuss something that has been bothering them for a while - the European Commission's proposed plans to tighten Europe's gun laws, which were suddenly revived from legislative stagnation in the wake of the "Islamic State" attacks in Paris in November. By all accounts, the visit was a success. "The proposal contains things that the BMI said would be difficult for them, and where changes would be called for," said Joachim Streitberger, head of Germany's association of shooting ranges (BVS), after he emerged from the meeting....
  • Cruz: I would pull US out of Paris climate deal

    12/23/2015 12:30:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 22, 2015 | Timothy Cama
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is promising, if elected president, to pull the United States out of the nonbinding climate change accord that nearly 200 countries agreed to earlier this month. Cruz, a GOP presidential candidate, on Tuesday told reporters in Tennessee that the agreement is part of an extreme focus on climate by President Obama. "Barack Obama seems to think the SUV parked in your driveway is a bigger threat to national security than radical Islamic terrorists who want to kill us. That's just nutty," he said, according to The Washington Post. "These are ideologues, they don't focus on the...
  • EU leaders vow 'uncompromising fight' against terrorism

    12/21/2015 7:40:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 18, 2015 10:43 AM EST | John-Thor Dalburg
    Shocked by the bloody Paris attacks, European Union leaders on Friday vowed an "uncompromising fight against terrorism" and called for wide-ranging countermeasures ranging from beefed-up immigration controls to a crackdown on illicit weapons-trafficking. Leaders of the 28 EU member countries also pledged quick action to better restrict violent extremists' ability to finance their actions, including via the imposition of asset freezes. The Brussels summit was the first time the EU leaders had assembled since the Nov. 13 attacks, claimed by the Islamic State organization, that killed 130 and wounded hundreds more in Paris. ...
  • Device That Prompted Emergency Landing in Kenya Was a Fake Bomb, Air France Reportedly Says

    12/20/2015 11:43:17 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    ktla ^ | cnn wire
    The CEO of Air France on Sunday described the device that prompted a diversion of Flight 463 to Kenya was a fake bomb, the AP reports. Original post: Kenyan authorities are questioning several passengers after an Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris was forced to make an emergency landing in Kenya early Sunday after a suspicious device was found in a restroom. Authorities have removed the device from the plane and are working to determine whether it contains explosives. Air France Flight 463, a Boeing 777, departed from Mauritius late Saturday night with 473 people aboard, headed for Charles...
  • Air France bomb scare was false alarm

    12/20/2015 7:34:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 12/20/2015, 4:56 PM | Ari Soffer
    An Air France flight from Port Louis, Mauritius to Paris was forced to make an emergency landing in Kenya Sunday morning, after a suspected bomb was found on board. Pilots reportedly made an urgent request to land the plane after a "suspicious package" was discovered in the bathroom. Kenya's Airports Authority initially "confirmed" the package was in fact an explosive device, but Air France CEO Frederic Gagey contradicted that claim, saying that upon further examination the package was made from paper and a timer - but with no explosives whatsoever. ...
  • Air France flight makes emergency landing in Kenya over bomb scare

    12/20/2015 12:41:26 AM PST · by libtoken · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | 20 Dec 2015
    Air France flight makes emergency landing in Kenya over bomb scare 1 hour ago An Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris has been forced to make an emergency landing in Kenya after a suspect package was found on board. The pilots of the Boeing 777 requested to land at Moi International Airport in Mombasa after the package was discovered in the toilet. The aircraft was safely evacuated and the item is now being examined by bomb experts, police spokesman Charles Owino said. (snip)
  • Perfect submission possible: A French novelist imagines an Islamist Europe

    12/18/2015 9:19:32 AM PST · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 15, 2015 | Clifford D. May
    Michel Houellebecq is a sardonic and iconoclastic French novelist, winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt, and subject of considerable controversy in Europe these days. He deserves to be controversial here in the United States as well. He calls his most recent novel a work of "political fiction." Titled "Soumission" (in English, "Submission," in Arabic, an accurate translation would be "Islam"), it is set in the near future, in France, "a Western civilization now ending before our very eyes." Coincidence No. 1: "Soumission" was published in France the same week jihadis attacked the offices of Charlie Hebdo, slaughtering as many members...
  • Paris Jews Intentionally Poisoned [look for this to happen elsewhere]

    12/17/2015 5:47:50 PM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | December 17th, 2015 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    The electronic lock to a synagogue south east of Paris was coated with poison which led to 14 Jews being sickened. The incident took place on Monday evening, Dec.14, in the community of Bonneuil-sur-Marne. Women arrived at the closed shul at around 9:00 p.m. to participate in a meeting. Ralph Botbol, president of the synagogue, said that just after arrival, two women began experiencing itchy hands, and one woman's face "swelled significantly." Several more congregants began experiencing intense burning sensations in their eyes and itchy rashes on their skin, at which time emergency services were called. More than a dozen...
  • Paris synagogue daubed with poisonous substance

    12/17/2015 4:31:27 PM PST · by Lera · 3 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 12/17 | JTA
    Fourteen people were mildly poisoned by a toxic substance that was applied to the keypad of an electronic lock of a synagogue south of Paris. Members of the Jewish community of Bonneuil-sur-Marne on Monday called rescue services to report a sudden strong burning sensation in their eyes and itchy rashes on their skin, Le Parisien reported. Some 25 firemen rushed to the synagogue, which is under police and military protection whenever it is open. They treated congregants who were poisoned and traced its source to the lock. Described as a nonlethal irritant, the substance found on the pad was sent...
  • Paris Synagogue Attacked with Chemical Poison

    12/17/2015 2:29:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 12/17/15 | Pamela Geller
    I had just finished writing this post on the now-daily wild and rampant Islamic antisemitic attacks, that are little reported and even less commented on, when this came over the transom: a Paris synagogue was attacked with a chemical poison. Synagogues are under siege in Paris and the whole of Europe by devout Muslims. This most certainly is a dry-run for something more gruesome. “Paris synagogue daubed with poisonous substance,” By JTA, December 17 2015 (thanks to Armaros): 14 members of Jewish committee mildly injured in suspected anti-Semitic attack Fourteen people were mildly poisoned by a toxic substance that was...
  • Arrests in Austria in connection with Paris attacks [A Pakistani and Algerian]

    12/16/2015 10:41:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/15/2015 | Taylor Millard
    Two people are under arrest in Austria in connection with the deadly Paris attacks. Details are sketchy but here’s what The Wall Street Journal has (emphasis mine). According to the prosecutors’ office, two people were arrested over the past few days at a Salzburg shelter for refugees. A spokesman declined to give the nationalities of those arrested.A person with knowledge of the matter said one of those arrested was from Pakistan and the other from Algeria. Both men are about 30 years old and were traveling with fake Syrian passports, the person said.The men arrested had entered Europe via...
  • American Americans flight from Paris held in Miami due to suspicious item

    12/15/2015 2:07:11 PM PST · by don-o · 28 replies
    MIAMI (CBS12) -- A flight from Paris is being held on the tarmac at Miami International Airport due to a suspicious item. Miami-Dade Police are investigating the item on board American Airlines flight 63 from Paris. There are 214 people on board. The search by the bomb squad is not impacting other operations at the airport. The plane has been moved to a remote area of the airport for the investigation, according to Miami-Dade Aviation Department Communications Director Greg Chin.
  • Miami police respond to American Airlines plane after flight from Paris

    12/15/2015 2:05:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    bno news ^ | 12/15/15 | Credit: WSVN-TV
    The American Airlines flight, a Boeing 777 aircraft, landed at Miami International Airport at 3:32 p.m. ET on Tuesday after departing from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris at 6:14 a.m. ET. The aircraft, which was carrying 217 passengers and 14 crew members, was led to a secure area of the airport. Two units of the local bomb squad are on scene, but it is unclear if anything suspicious had been found. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as well as other federal agencies, have been notified and the area has been secured. Other details were not immediately available.
  • Paris Pow Wow Heap Good (Erf saved)

    12/15/2015 11:19:06 AM PST · by PROCON · 12 replies
    drroyspencer.com ^ | Dec. 13, 2015 | Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.
    If global warming was a concern in the 1800s, Hollywood might have portrayed the COP21 Paris global warming pow wow like this. Of course, Hollywood seldom uses such racial stereotypes anymore - unless they are of White Southerners. Vice-Chief Kerry of the Developed Tribes: "All chiefs must dance to the rain gods, or no rain will fall on our lands. Or too many rains. After rain dance, we smoke peace pipe." Chief Boingo of the Undeveloped Tribes: "Our people will not dance. Unless much wampum is given to our people. For we have suffered greatly. The clouds do not...
  • Hot Air in Paris

    12/15/2015 10:54:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    If representatives of the nearly 200 nations gathered in Paris for the UN Conference on Climate Change had instead formed a coalition to fight a real threat -- Islamic terrorism -- they might have accomplished something useful. Instead, what they came up with is a document that even Secretary of State John Kerry, in a rare moment of candor, confessed is pointless. Here's Kerry: "...The fact is that even if every American citizen biked to work, carpooled to school, used only solar panels to power their homes, if we each planted a dozen trees, if we somehow eliminated all of...
  • Germany: Web giants pledge to delete hate speech in 24 hours

    12/15/2015 6:33:41 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 15, 2015 8:41 AM EST
    Facebook, Google and Twitter have agreed to delete hate speech deemed illegal in Germany within 24 hours. The move follows pressure from German authorities concerned about the increasing volume of racist abuse being posted on social networking sites. ...
  • COP21: Nicaragua refuses to make climate pledge at Paris talks

    12/14/2015 5:34:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 12/14/2015 | Pilita Clark in Paris
    It has been a while since the 6m people of Nicaragua did much to attract global attention. But the Central American state burst on to the world stage at this week's climate change conference in Paris when it became the first nation to declare it had no intention of publishing a national plan to combat global warming. That would be "a path to failure" said Paul Oquist, Managua's lead negotiator, explaining his country did not want to be a part of a process dooming the world to "the hell" of dangerous global warming. More than 180 of the 195 countries...
  • Global Warning: Paris Climate Change Accord is a bureaucratic boondoggle

    12/14/2015 2:23:11 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 10 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | December 13, 2015 | Leslie Eastman
    The UN Climate Change conference is wrapped up yesterday. After two weeks of world leaders opining mindlessly, protesters heckling speakers, and participants enjoying lavish French cuisine, bureaucrats agreed to squander billions of dollars to solve a non-existent problem...[Break]... The accord is so preposterous that even the "godfather of climate science", former NASA scientist James Hansen is ripping the deal apart before the ink is dry: "It's a fraud really, a fake," he says, rubbing his head. "It's just bullshit for them to say: 'We'll have a 2C warming target and then try to do a little better every five years.'...
  • Pope Francis urges action after Paris climate agreement reached

    12/14/2015 9:45:17 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 37 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 12/13/15 | Elise Harris
    In his Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis commended world leaders for reaching an agreement in the recently-concluded Paris climate talks, urging the international community promptly put it into action. "The conference on climate has just concluded in Paris with the adoption of an agreement, defined by many as historic," the Pope said Dec. 13. Implementing the plan, he said, will require "a concerted and generous commitment on the part of each one," and expressed his hope that the agreement will give special attention to the most vulnerable. The Vatican's Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin was one of leaders representing...
  • The Parisian Follies

    12/14/2015 8:48:34 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/14/15 | Joseph A. Klein
    Obama administration’s zealous pursuit of a nice-sounding climate change agreement has led the United States into a sucker’s deal Nearly 200 countries reached consensus in Paris on what President Obama has called an “historic agreement” to combat man-made climate change. Their host, French President Francois Hollande, extolled the work of the negotiators. He said “you will be able to say that on the twelfth of December you were in Paris for the agreement on the climate. And you will be able to be proud to stand before your children and your grandchildren.” On a superficial level, the agreement, which is...
  • France just showed how a candidate like Donald Trump can be beat

    12/13/2015 10:37:48 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 39 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8 hours ago | Business Insider (TDS Division) - By Linette Lopez
    France just displayed how a candidate like Donald Trump could lose. Last Sunday, it looked like Marine Le Pen's National Front, a far-right party known for its anti-immigrant rhetoric and stance against the EU, might make an unprecedented leap to power. In the first round of key regional elections, the party looked like it could take power in six of France's 13 regions.
  • Obama is fueling global jihad

    12/09/2015 6:11:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | Tuesday, December 08, 2015 3:51 PM | Dr. Joe Tuzara
    One of the biggest mistakes in dealing with radical Islamic terrorism is to blame only Islamic State (ISIS) when it is, in fact, part of a much broader movement and more than one organization. Regardless of the specific motives behind the timing of the killing spree in San Bernardino that killed 14 people, this horrific massacre was a clear-cut act of radical Islamic terror. Not surprising, at the UN climate summit in Paris, a baffled Barack Obama said that the San Bernardino massacre motive is a mystery - then uses the tragedy to push for gun control and declare "climate...
  • Watching Greenland melt from Paris

    12/09/2015 12:41:11 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | 12-8-15 | John Sutter
    Olafur Eliasson, an Icelandic-Danish artist who lassoed and transported tons of ice from Greenland to Paris for a new climate change-inspired exhibit, bets you haven't. "The truth is the ice is amazing. It's so touching to look at," he told me, standing in front of 12 hunks of Greenland that glittered blue-white in front of the Pantheon in Paris. The ice blocks -- totaling nearly 100 tons, he told me -- are arranged in the shape of a clock. You can see streaks of air and tiny bubbles in the ice. Put your ear to it, as I did at...
  • Trump, Cruz Lead GOP Field; Support for Carson Plummets, Poll Finds

    12/13/2015 6:24:48 AM PST · by abb · 71 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 13, 2015 | Janet Hook
    Donald Trump has risen to a new high and Ben Carson’s support has plummeted among Republican primary voters after a tumultuous month of international and domestic terrorism, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds. Mr. Trump leads the Republican field with 27% support, taking over the top position from Mr. Carson, who led in a late October Journal/NBC News survey. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has vaulted into second place, amid signs that he has picked up former Carson supporters. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida placed third in the survey, but the poll also carried evidence that he stands...
  • World leaders hail Paris climate deal as ‘major leap for mankind’

    12/13/2015 9:49:24 AM PST · by yoe · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | December 2015 | Staff
    Almost 200 countries sign historic pledge to hold global temperatures to a maximum rise of 1.5C above pre-industrial levels[snip] The only previous UN climate agreement, the Kyoto protocol, required a number of rich countries to cut emissions marginally and was rejected by the US; the Paris deal applies to all nations. And while there will be no legal obligation for countries to cut emissions, the agreement includes a five-yearly global stocktake and a review mechanism to assess each country’s contributions.