Still waiting for that condemnation from CAIR, probably going to be a long wait.
WASHINGTON — Three-month-old Chaya Zissel Braun, the baby girl killed today in Jerusalem during a vehicular terrorist attack, was an American citizen, a US official confirmed to The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday night.
The girl was thrown from her stroller as a car swerved into the Ammunition Hill light rail station, injuring seven others.
State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf has “urged restraint” and calm from both sides after the attack.
“The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s terrorist attack in Jerusalem,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in an evening statement. “We express our deepest condolences to the family of the baby, reportedly an American citizen, who was killed in this despicable attack, and extend our prayers for a full recovery to those injured. We urge all sides to maintain calm and avoid escalating tensions in the wake of this incident.”
The suspected perpetrator has alleged ties to Hamas, Israeli officials say.
“This is a natural response to the crimes of the occupation and invasion of our land by the Jews,” Hamas spokesman Hossam Badran said in response to the attack.
The Dumbest Man on Cable News strikes again.
In other words, he’s insane.
Via Daily Caller:
Mankind is doomed unless we immediately de-industrialize and slash carbon dioxide emissions, according to Guy McPherson, emeritus professor from the University of Arizona.
McPherson appeared on Paul Henry’s New Zealand-based talk program to warn that global warming was “irreversible” and the only way to stop it is to “terminate industrial civilization.”
“I think there’s ample chance we can save the living planet, but not our species. … Some people think that this whole thing is about us,” McPherson told the Paul Henry Show. “We just showed up… I don’t think this is about us, I think it’s about the living planet.”
“The only way to stop runaway climate change is to terminate industrial civilization,” he said. “The evidence is clear on that front and it is in the refereed journal literature.”
Murtaza Hussain writes for Glenn Greenwald (last seen blaming Canada for the terrorists attacking their country) at his new blog The Intercept.
No surprise considering St. Swisher stole a box of blunts just before he attacked Officer Wilson.
… The St. Louis County Police Department and the FBI are investigating the shooting, and evidence gathered by both agencies is being presented to the grand jury, which started meeting in mid-August and is expected to conclude its work early next month.
The evidence the grand jury is reviewing is voluminous. From the beginning, St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch decided jurors would hear and review all credible and reliable evidence, including testimony from each eyewitness.
Jurors have also been provided with the St. Louis County autopsy report, including toxicology test results for Brown that show he had levels of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana. The Post’s sources said the levels in Brown’s body may have been high enough to trigger hallucinations.
This is one of those things people just knew was happening…
A public assistance service that feeds Ohio’s hungry families can double as currency for drug dealers who will trade almost anything for their product.
Dubious businesses and drug dealers will buy electronic benefits cards for about half the amount loaded onto the card. From there, people use the cash to buy drugs, said Eric Wolf, agent in charge with the Ohio Investigative Unit, which investigates food stamp fraud and liquor license violations.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, cannot be used to buy items such as tobacco, alcohol or drugs. The penalties can be stiff for offending businesses and their owners because food stamp fraud is a felony offense, Wolf said.
In the past five years, the food stamp program has permanently disqualified 142 stores in Ohio for food stamp fraud — nearly all were in Ohio’s largest cities. However, the U.S. Department of Agriculture does not track how many of those were related to drugs
Vegans everywhere are rejoicing…
Via CNS News:
(CNSNews.com) – The average price for a pound of ground beef climbed to another record high–$4.096 per pound–in the United States in September, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
In August, according to BLS, the average price for a pound of all types of ground beef topped $4 for the first time–hitting $4.013. In September, the average price jumped .083 cents, an increase of 2.1 percent in one month.
A year ago, in September 2013, the average price for a pound of ground beef was $3.502 per pound. Since then, it has climbed 59.4 cents–or about 17 percent in one year.
Takes a lot for someone like Van Jones to admit this…
Via Truth Revolt:
On CNN Tuesday night, activist and former Obama green jobs czar Van Jones and television and radio host and author of “Hands Off My Gun” Dana Loesch discussed the latest Palin-bashing extravaganza the media is currently wallowing in. During the festivities, Van Jones let it slip that maybe Sarah Palin wasn’t as dumb and worthless as Democrats have tried to paint her for every second of every day since the moment she took the national stage. He opined:
“Sarah Palin .. people forget. She had the Democratic party shaking in our boots in 2008. She came out, she gave that speech at the convention. That was, hands down, one of the best convention speeches – not by a woman, by anybody in 2008. People were running for the hills.”
How many days will they be talking about this on MSNBC?
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a sweeping victory for the U.S. government, a federal jury on Wednesday found four former Blackwater guards guilty on nearly every count they faced in connection with the 2007 killing of 14 unarmed Iraqis at a Baghdad traffic circle.
Jurors found three of the ex-guards guilty of manslaughter and weapons charges, and a fourth guilty of murder.
The verdict comes more than seven years after the shooting incident that outraged Iraqis and inflamed anti-American sentiment around the world.
A court clerk read the jury’s verdict aloud on Wednesday around noon to a packed courtroom, repeating the word “guilty” 71 times as the defendants sat and listened silently.
Paul Slough, Dustin Heard and Evan Liberty were convicted of voluntary manslaughter in connection with at least 12 deaths at Nisur Square, where the Blackwater unit had been trying to clear a path for a U.S. State Department convoy. The Washington jury also found the three guilty of attempted manslaughter in connection with the wounding of at least 11 Iraqis who had been at the site.
Surprised Obama made it all about himself? Didn’t think so.
Yeah, things are that bad for Obama.
This is just too funny. A group of College Republicans in Virginia tweeted out a couple photos of themselves after finishing up some door knocking for conservative candidates.
A “girl” named @Lisa_In_Austin grabbed one of the photos and tweeted “My friends and I just voted for a candidate who stands for ALL of Texas!” with a picture of the Virginia College Republicans attached as if they just voted for Wendy Davis in Texas. Abortion Barbie’s Twitter then retweeted it with the message “Go GenWendy!”
The obligatory mocking:
The fail of this campaign never ends. The Lisa_In_Austin Twitter account is also curiously disabled now. Is some creep just lurking around Twitter looking for pics of young people to post as fake Wendy Davis supporters? Wouldn’t doubt it.
Feel good story of the day.
KABUL – Four would-be suicide bombers were killed as their explosive device went off prematurely in Taliban former stronghold the southern Helmand province with Lashkar Gah as its capital 555 km south of national capital Kabul on Saturday night, according to a statement of Interior Ministry released here Sunday.
“Four militants wearing suicide vests were busy to plant a mine on the road in Gereshk district of Helmand province last night to target security personnel, when the device exploded prematurely killing all the four insurgents on the spot,” the statement of Interior Ministry asserted.
Taliban militants fighting the government and are largely relying on suicide and roadside bombings have yet to make comment.
I’m guessing he was a Muslim convert who wanted to join ISIS.
Via Globe And Mail:
Federal sources have identified the suspected shooter as Michael Zehef-Bibeau, a man in his early 30s who was known to Canadian authorities.
Sources told The Globe and Mail that he was recently designated a “high-risk traveller” by the Canadian government and that his passport had been seized – the same circumstances surrounding the case of Martin Rouleau-Couture, the Quebecker who was shot Monday after running down two Canadian Forces soldiers with his car.
This is the picture the Islamic State Media accounts are purporting to be Michael
Update: Shock factor = Zero
(Reuters) – Canadian police are investigating a man identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau as a possible suspect in the shootings on Wednesday around parliament in Ottawa, a source familiar with the matter said.
Police said the male suspect in the attacks was dead but did not confirm he was Zehaf-Bibeau. Some U.S. government sources said the shooter was born Michael Joseph Hall but changed his name to Zehaf-Bibeau.
Two U.S. officials said that U.S. agencies have been advised that the shooter was a Canadian convert to Islam. One of the officials said the man was from Quebec.
The Canadian Security Intelligence Service declined to comment on the gunman’s identity.
Canada’s capital was jolted by the fatal shooting of a soldier and an attack on the parliament building on Wednesday, with gunshots fired outside a room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking.
The shooting was the second attack on Canadian soldiers in a week.
If sanity prevails and Officer Wilson is not charged, how do you think these people will react?
CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – Protesters marched inside the St. Louis County Police Department Wednesday afternoon. They are seeking justice for the death of Micheal Brown.
The group wanted to talk with the police commission. Officers said that meeting has been cancelled. Police then told the demonstrators to leave the building. The protesters say they are now seeking justice in the streets. KMOX’s Allison Blood reports that the group is headed to the spot in Ferguson where Michael Brown was killed.
Brown, 18, was shot and killed by a Ferguson Police officer in August. Demonstrations have now gone on for more than 70 days. New details have emerged recently about the shooting. Leaks have appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the New York Times from the officer involved in the shooting that sparked the protests.
Looks like Foxy Brown made an appearance: