Woman To Become NYC Firefighter Despite Failing Physical Fitness Test

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PC ‘fairness’ run amuck.

Via NY Post:

The FDNY for the first time in its history will allow someone who failed its crucial physical-fitness test to join the Bravest, The Post has learned.

Rebecca Wax, 33, is set to graduate Tuesday from the Fire Academy without passing the Functional Skills Training test, a grueling obstacle course of job-related tasks performed in full gear with a limited air supply, an insider has revealed.

“They’re going to allow the first person to graduate without passing because this administration has lowered the standard,” said the insider, who is familiar with the training.

Upon graduation, Wax would be assigned to a firehouse and tasked with the full duties of a firefighter.

Some FDNY members are angry.

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Donna Edwards (Delusional-MD): ‘Over-Policing’ Cause Of Riots Across The Country…

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It is the fault of the police and over-regulation.

Via The Hill

Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards (D) on Sunday argued that civil unrest in Baltimore last week was a visible symptom of law enforcement acting too aggressively nationwide.

“There is over-policing going on, not just in Baltimore but in cities all across America,” Edwards told host Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”

“You have communities where the only face of government they see is law enforcement,” she said.

“We have a lot of questions to ask,” Edwards added of dealing with alleged police abuse.

“These aren’t just questions for Republicans or Democrats,” she said.

Edwards’s remarks come as she competes with fellow Democrat Rep. Chris Van Hollen (Md.) for a Senate seat in 2016. On Sunday, she urged Americans to remain patient while the legal system searches for justice following the death of Freddie Gray on April 19.

“This is the beginning, not the end, of this process,” Edwards argued.

“There has been no judgment made,” she said. “There is a long process between the charges filed and the criminal charges then pursued.”

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby on Friday charged six police officers with criminal charges related to Gray’s death. He died following a fatal spinal injury while in their custody.

Edwards on Sunday praised Mosby’s speed and grace under fire.

“I think she did an amazing job in laying out the case for probable cause,” Edwards said of the charges filed against the assorted officers.

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Moderate Rebels Worry About How To Control Islamists If Assad Loses Northern Syria…

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Look no farther than Libya.

Via Stars and Stripes

In three years of fighting, rebel commanders had never seen anything like the video that went up on the Internet last week. There was Brig. Gen. Suhail al Hassan, one of President Bashar Assad’s favorite commanders, pleading with the Syrian defense minister for urgent help.

“Sir,” he began, speaking into his cellphone. “The fighters in al-Ziara have retreated. There are 800 fighters. They are all around me and they want to go back. They only need ammunition. Please provide the ammunition,” he said. “Am I not right, men?”

The dozens of regime troops crowding around him shouted their agreement.

The sight of Hassan begging for help is being viewed with delight and satisfaction by opponents of the Assad regime. “I know him. He was rattled. He’d lost his composure” said Col. Jemiel Radoon, a U.S.-backed moderate rebel commander.

With good reason. Government forces appear on the verge of being ousted from their last redoubt in northern Syria, and the forces under Radoon’s command had just blocked their escape route.[…]

To minimize friction, each of the major groups maintains an operations room in a battle area, and they send liaisons for joint meetings to decide on strategy, tactics and, most important, which force takes which front. The main groupings are Jaish el Fateh, which groups the Islamist forces, Sham, which groups the moderates, and the Nusra Front, which operates largely on it own.

But both Raddoon and Ghabi acknowledge concerns about what will follow if Ariha falls. Radoon says he has managed to keep the Islamists and the Nusra Frontout of the Ghab valley offensive, but whether he can do that after Ariha falls is unclear. They worry the Islamists and Nusra will attack Christians and Alawites who have backed Assad.

“We are expecting trouble after Ariha,” he said. “Where will the Fateh group go after Ariha falls? They will go to our areas, mixed areas.”

Already, Radoon said , the Islamists and the Nusra Front have far more weaponry, and booty from Ariha will strengthen them further.

“We cannot speculate on what they will do,” he said.

One hope, Ghabi said, is for more help from the United States. “If you give me support for 10,000 fighters, I will change the dialectic of the whole area,” he said. “We have professional officers. If we have support, we can rebuild the Free Syrian Army. In this case, people will come to the conclusion that there is an alternative to the regime of Bashar al-Assad.”

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Grandfather Killed By Man Looking To Kill “Anybody Who Wasn’t Black”

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No reason to suspect he was mentally incompetent.

Via LA Times:

San Bernardino County judge has expressed doubt about the mental competence of a Fontana man accused of a hate crime in the fatal baseball-bat beating of a 54-year-old grandfather in Rialto this week.

Police say Jeremiah Bell, 22, went out Sunday looking to attack “anybody who wasn’t black.” On a residential street just a short walk from his apartment, they say, Bell, who is black, found Armando Barron, who is Latino, walking home from the grocery store, and attacked him about 2:30 p.m.

Barron died of his injuries at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center on Thursday, the same day that Bell appeared in court to be arraigned on attempted murder charges with an enhancement for use of a deadly weapon. He was also charged with a hate crime.

During the hearing, Superior Court Judge Jon D. Ferguson ordered the proceedings delayed until a court-appointed psychiatrist could evaluate Bell, court minutes show. He had pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors plan to file murder charges against Bell once reports confirming Barron’s death are submitted, a district attorney’s spokesman said.

Bell is due back in court June 9.

Rialto Police Det. Sgt. Paul Stella said he had no information indicating Bell may have been mentally incompetent.

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Major ISIS Female Online Recruiter Is A Journalism Student In Seattle…

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She has a future with NBC.

Via MSN

On April 28, a high-ranking female ISIS officer with more than 8,000 followers on Twitter and primarily tasked with recruiting women to join the terror group was identified by Channel 4 News as a journalism student in her early 20s living in Seattle.

The now suspended Twitter handle “@_UmmWaqqas” reportedly belongs to Rawdah Abdisalaam, although it was not confirmed that she is the sole account user, Channel 4 News reports.

The avatar shows a woman covered from head to toe in traditional Islamic garb sitting next to a tree.

Since ISIS announced its caliphate last summer, Westerners becoming radicalized online and then traveling to the Middle East to join jihadist groups has become a growing problem.

“What it really demonstrates is the tremendous power of social media,” Jonathan Adelman, a professor at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, told the Denver Post after ISIS lured three teenage girls from Colorado.

Another possible factor that may encourage young women to join ISIS is the limelight that comes with leaving the Western world to pursue a radical life.

According to the Channel 4 report, Rawdah’s tweets range from inspirational Islamic quotes to coordination with potential new members to pictures of pizza and her favorite football team, the Denver Broncos.

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HT: JettieG

Dozens Of #Baltimore Rioters Were Released Without Being Charged

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Shawn Carrie isn’t a journalist, he was a leader in NYC Occupy, and if NBC had checked, they would find out that wasn’t even his name.

One more proof of the professional activists behind this; police should at least have held onto the ones they knew were leaders.

Via NBC:

Dozens of people arrested in violent demonstrations this week in Baltimore were being released early Wednesday evening because police were unable to complete their paperwork in time, the state public defender’s office said.

As many as 101 detainees began walking free without charges about the same time that Baltimore police announced that their report into the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African-American man who died in police custody this month, wouldn’t be made public Friday.

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Obama Silent Over Anarcho-Communist May Day Riot In Seattle…

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Another Democrat-run utopia.

Via Washington Examiner

The morning after hipster rioters turned a May Day demonstration into a replay of the 1999 Battle in Seattle, President Obama boarded Marine One and departed for an overnight retreat without commenting on unrest in U.S. cities that has spread to the Pacific coast.

The president stopped to fist bump with the child of an Associated Press staffer on a sunny Saturday before choppering out of the capital. But he made no comment on the Friday night rioting in Seattle, Wash.

Seattle rioters threw bottles and bricks at police; smashed and tagged property; and attacked reporters and other civilians in unrest that left three officers injured. Police Chief Chris Fowler declared Friday evening that the situation had “turned into a riot.”

Obama’s silence on the mayhem in one of North America’s most progressive cities contrasted with his loquacity earlier in the week, when the president as well as his staff spoke at length after Baltimore erupted in destructive but non-lethal rioting.

“We’ve seen too many instances,” the president announced Tuesday, “of what appears to be police officers interacting with individuals — primarily African-American and often poor — in ways that raise troubling questions.”

But he provided no such context for Friday’s confrontation between Seattle police and a crowd of largely white anarcho-syndicalists. White House pool reporters did not ask the president about the violence in the Emerald City, and the White House has not issued a statement.

The street theater that besieged Baltimore overnight Monday — as police retreated before rioters and hoodlums burned down convenience stores, restaurants, an old folks home, as well as other properties — was putatively inspired by the death of a Baltimore man in police custody.

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Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Delusional): Wealth Needs To Be Spread More In Baltimore

This is Democratic failure in a nutshell. Democrats have been in charge for 50 years in Baltimore, but somehow it’s Republicans fault.

Third highest spending on public schools and still lousy, but ‘uneven distribution’ is the cause, according to Rep. Edwards. So ask the Democrats in charge, what are they doing with the money?

HT: U.S. Patriot 1776

Harvard Faculty Blindly Backs Democrats 96% Of The Time…

Biden Harvard

Another Ivy League Institution of indoctrination.

Via FOX News

Republicans running for president might as well skip any fundraisers at Ivy League universities like Harvard, where a new analysis shows 96 percent of faculty donations over the last three years went to Democrats.

Academia in general, and the elite northeastern schools in particular, have long been seen as a bastion for left-wing professors. Nationally, about two-thirds of college professors say they are liberal and less than a tenth identify themselves as conservative, according to one study. The imbalance at Harvard, uncovered by the student newspaper Harvard Crimson surprised even Harvard administrators.

“I am amazed at how high that number is,” Harvard Dean Michael D. Smith told the Crimson.

In the presidential race in 2012, every one of the eight universities in the Ivy League saw more than 90 percent of faculty donations go to Obama. Some say that shows a troubling lack of ideological diversity on campuses and could lead to students getting biased educations.

“It is a shame that our greatest universities have become ideologically monolithic,” Georgetown law professor Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz told FoxNews.com. “At many of these schools, including Georgetown Law School, most students will graduate without ever laying eyes on a single Republican professor.”

One Harvard faculty member, who does not share his colleague’s politics, declined to even discuss the ideological dynamic on campus.

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HT: The Last Tradition

GoFundMe Pulls Page For #Baltimore Cops, But They Leave Up Page Raising Money For Looters…Update: Go Fund Me Pulls Looter Page

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Go Fund Me pulled the page that the Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police had put up to support the officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray. The reasoning was because they had been charged with crimes, which violated the Go Fund Me rules.

It allegedly violated this provision:

“Campaigns in defense of formal charges or claims of heinous crimes, violent, hateful, sexual or discriminatory acts”

So then why is this page still up? It is set up specifically to support charged looters, three people in particular, including one who was charged for busting up a police car, Allen Bullock (see pictures). It frankly could also violate other provisions in the Go Fund me rules, including gang or organized violence.

The page has raised $8,449 at the time of this writing.

Go Fund Me complaint contact page is at http://www.gofundme.com/contact

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Update:

Looks like they got enough complaints and pulled the page. Awwww….
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Jimmy Carter: Israel Denying Hamas-Run Gaza The “Dignity They Deserve”…

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Disgrace.

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said Saturday that eight months after a bloody war in the Gaza Strip the situation there remains “intolerable.”

Carter and his delegation were supposed to visit the isolated territory but earlier this week called it off siting unspecified security concerns. Speaking to reporters in Jerusalem, Carter said he was still determined to work for a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza.

“What we have seen and heard only strengthens our determination to work for peace,” he said. “The situation in Gaza is intolerable. Eight months after a devastating war, not one destroyed house has been rebuilt and people cannot live with the respect and dignity they deserve.”

More than 2,000 Palestinians were killed in the 50-day summer war between Israeli forces and Hamas militants who fired rockets into Israel.

Earlier in the day, Carter, 90, visited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah and laid a wreath on the grave of former leader Yasser Arafat.

Carter was accompanied by Gro Harlem Brundtland, a former prime minister of Norway and fellow member of his Elders group.

Chapel Hill, NC Homeowners “Green” Heating Units Fail In The Cold…

Green heating

The fix is to pour hot water on the pipes.

Via WRAL

During February’s bitter chill, some Chapel Hill homeowners found that the homes they bought with the environment in mind could not keep up. Their brand-new heating systems suddenly stopped working when it got too cold!

At first the complaints were a trickle, but 5 On Your Side discovered the problem could end up affecting thousands of homeowners.

The “green” furnaces called 90 percent energy efficient are installed in most new homes and are a top choice for those who are replacing their furnace. They’ve become a big problem for some homebuyers in the Triangle’s largest all-green community, Chatham County’s Briar Chapel.[…]

Carolyn Carlo thought her move to Briar Chapel would yield a trouble-free and environmentally responsible retirement. Then, during the winter of 2014, her heating system failed. Condensation on her furnace froze the unit.

“We have a green house, green energy, all this high efficiency, but we don’t have heat,” she said. “I mean it’s ridiculous.”

Carlo’s neighbor, Eugene Stern said his indoor temperature dropped to 51 degrees.

Just as ridiculous, they say, was the solution that builder MI Homes offered for Carlo and Stern.

“Go outside of the house, and take a bucket of hot water, and, umm, pour it on the pipe,” Stern described.

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HT: The Pirates Cove

The College of Southern Idaho’s Refugee Center Expects Influx Of Syrians…

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The Refugee Center should be expecting an influx of Afghani translators that worked for the US Military, who were promised visas but are still waiting, and threatened with death by the Taliban.

Via Twin Falls Times-News

The College of Southern Idaho’s Refugee Center is expecting an influx of Syrian refugees starting in October.

Projections show the center will likely receive 300 refugees from around the world during the upcoming federal fiscal year. That’s the same number as this year.

Refugee Center director Zeze Rwasama anticipates the biggest populations of newcomers will be from Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

“That can change at any time depending on what’s out there,” he said. The U.S. Department of State approves the number of refugees coming to Twin Falls.

There aren’t any Syrians in Twin Falls yet, Rwasama said, but the Refugee Center is prepared for the influx. “We’re not anticipating any challenges.”

Worldwide, aid groups are calling on the United States to do more to help Syrians displaced by a five-year civil war.[…]

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Anne Richard said during a recent visit to Lebanon that between 1,000 and 2,000 Syrian refugees will be brought to the U.S. by the end of September and several thousand more in 2016.

CSI’s Refugee Center has already resettled more than 1,000 refugees from Iraq, the neighboring country to Syria, and many speak Arabic.

“Culture wise, we’re familiar with what we’re going to get,” Rwasama said, although newcomers may have different education or work backgrounds.

Children will enroll in the Twin Falls School District’s Newcomer Center, with locations at Lincoln Elementary School, Robert Stuart Middle School and Canyon Ridge High School.

The district hasn’t received notification yet about which populations of refugees will arrive next year, spokeswoman Eva Craner said.

Typically, Twin Falls schools have more than 100 refugee students and about 20 languages are spoken.

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Report: ISIS Has Executed Over 200 People Every Month In Syria Over Last 10 Months…

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Religion of Peace™

Via AINA:

Since the establishment of its self-proclaimed caliphate in parts of northern Iraq and Syria in June last year, the Islamic State group has executed over 2,150 people in Syria alone, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, in a statement released Tuesday. This number includes over 1,300 civilians and nearly 530 Syrian government troops.

“We believe that the real number of people that have been killed by IS is higher than the number documented by SOHR because there are hundreds of missing and detainees inside IS jails, and because there are dozens of Kurds who are still been missing since the beginning of IS attack on the countryside of Kobani in September 16,” the U.K.-based organization said, in the statement.

Moreover, this number does not include the killings in ISIS-held territories in Iraq, and the recent spate of executions of Ethiopian Christians in Libya. However, even if the Observatory’s estimate is taken as an exact figure, it adds up to 215 executions every month, or an average of seven executions daily over the last 10 months.

“Charges have ranged from insulting God (blasphemy), spying for the benefit of the Nusayri [Alawite] regime, sodomy and dealing and supporting YPG [Kurdish forces],” the Observatory said, in the statement.

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NYPD Officer In Coma After Being Shot In Face By Black Suspect…Update: Karma: Suspect Couldn’t Run Because He Had Sagging Pants

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Prayers out to this young officer…

Via NY Post:

A city cop was critically wounded by a cowardly ex-con who blasted two bullets into his head on a Queens street Saturday evening — the fifth NYPD officer to be shot in as many months.

Plainclothes officer Brian Moore, 25, was in a medically induced coma after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, law-enforcement sources told The Post.

The suspected gunman, Demetrius Blackwell, was in custody Saturday night after allegedly firing at Moore as the cop approached in an unmarked police car.

“He’s far from out of the woods,” one law-enforcement source said of Moore, who was in surgery for more than four hours.

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Update:

A father and daughter who lived nearby pointed out to the police where Blackwell went and noted this:

“The pants were too low, he couldn’t run with them,” said the father, who has lived at the house 10 years. “He was walking fast, he was pushing the gun down into his pants.”

Blackwell had also served seven years in prison on attempted murder charges. He was released from the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate Dannemora in June 2008.

Charlotte, NC Bar’s ‘Wonka Meme’ Causes Butt Hurt With Baltimore Rioters…

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Simple and to the point.

Via Inquisitr

The above meme was posted on Bar Charlotte’s then-public Instagram account. (It has since been switched to private according to Opposing Views).

The posting definitely kicked up a fuss, and that fuss spilled over from the bar’s Instagram account to its Twitter and Facebook feeds as well.

Bar Charlotte has since done a good job scrubbing negative posts from their pages, but the traces of outrage are still pretty easy to find.

Bar Charlotte on serious damage control when the damage was already done. #BoycottBarCharlotte
— Erick Lottary (@Lotta910) April 28, 2015

Won’t be patronizing @BARCHARLOTTE. They posted this only to erase it. PLS RT #CLT pic.twitter.com/6JFPKwXg1O — Steven J. Gaither (@stevenjgaither) April 28, 2015

The Baltimore Riots are still a hot-button issue, and it probably wasn’t in the bar’s best interests to “go there” with a Condescending Wonka meme that essentially exonerated police before the full details of the investigation were made public.

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New Turkish Documentary Featuring PM Erdogan Claims Jewish Conspiracy To Control The World…

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This is the same guy who Obama claimed was one of his closest friends among world leaders.

Via Ynet:

A documentary recently aired on pro-government Turkish news channel A Haber has sparked a new debate about anti-Semitism in Turkey, home to approximately 17,000 Jews.

The film, called Üst Akıl (Mastermind) and also published on major pro-government newspaper websites such as Sabah, claims that Jewish people have conspired to dominate the world for 3,500 years.

Several academics, journalists, and Etyen Mahçupyan, former adviser to Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, appear in the film, which is based in part on a speech given by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan last December.

Mastermind opens with the speech, in which Erdoğan describes “operations” against Turkey. “Behind all these there is a mastermind,” he explains, before telling his audience “you know who it is.”

The narrator then says this mastermind, who “rules, burns, destroys, starves the world, creates wars, organizes revolutions and coups, establishes states within states, (and is) the curse of the entire world,” can be found “in Jerusalem, where the sons of Israel live,” before delving into a conspiratorial tirade of historical manipulation.

“This is pretty much the worldview in the AKP now,” says writer and political commentator Mustafa Akyol, referring to Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party.

“The message they’re pumping into society is (that there is) a global Jewish conspiracy against the AKP.”

Islamic State Executes 600 Yazidis In Northern Iraq….

Via Aranews:

On Friday the so-called Sharia Court of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) reportedly executed 600 hostages from the Yezidi community of Shingal (Sinjar) in the Talafar district in northern Iraq.

The group piled the bodies into the well of Alo Antar on al-Ayyadiya highway, local sources reported.

Shahin Shingali, a fighter in the ranks of the Peshmerga forces, stated to ARA News that since Friday the IS radicals transferred nearly 700 Yezidi hostages to Talafar.

“Without a direct intervention by the international community, Iraq will be witnessing more genocides against innocent people at the hands of the IS terrorists,” Shingali said.

Aseel al-Nujaifi, governor of Nineveh province in Iraq, confirmed on Friday that the IS terrorists executed hundreds of Yezidi captives.