Todays shooting at a high school in a suburb of Seattle was allegedly student Jaylen Fryberg a Native American who apparently was distraught over the end of a relationship he had with a girl at the school.
Pouring through his Twitter account reveals a deeply disturbed individual who’s last Tweet “It won’t last…. It’ll never last….” seems to convey the suspected shooter’s mood last night when presumably he decided to enter the school and take his own life today.
Buried in comments from the chief of police in NYC is the fact that they call him a “Lone Wolf Self Radicalized Terrorist” What the hell is a self radicalized terrorist?
If you know what a self radicalized terrorist is, sound off in comments. I’ll send you a pizza roll.
Via ABC News:
A man who attacked New York City police officers with an ax had converted to Islam in recent years and the assault appears to have been a lone wolf terror attack, police said today.
One officer who was struck in the head with the ax by Zale Thompson on Thursday is in critical but stable condition, Police Commissioner William Bratton said. A second officer was also injured.
Thompson was shot and killed by two other officers as Thompson charged them with the ax, Bratton said.
The commissioner said that Thompson had converted to Islam two years ago.
“The father indicated to us he believed his son several years ago converted to become a Muslim, a self-proclaimed Muslim,” Bratton said.
Deputy Commissioner John Miller, who is in charge of counterterrorism for the department, said a review of Thompson’s computer showed that he had visited websites affiliated with radical groups, including al Qaeda, ISIS and al Shabaab.
“It appears from the electronic forensic piece of this, this is something he has been thinking about and thinking about with more intensity in recent days,” Miller said.
Pham received a blood transfusion from one of the doctors who recovered, this helped her recovery.
Via NY Post:
Nina Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man who later died, was released from a hospital after being found free of the virus.
“I do not know how I can ever thank everyone enough for their prayers and the expressions of concern, hope and love,” an emotional Pham said at a press conference.
“It may be a while before I get my strength back,” she said.
Barack Obama met with Pham shortly after her release from hospital and gave the smiling nurse a big hug in the Oval Office.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama brought Pham in for a meeting to recognize her for doing her job at a Dallas hospital, where she fell ill while caring for an Ebola-stricken patient who eventually died.
You can always count on Piers Morgan to crawl out from under the rock he’s been living under to scream about how awful guns are after a mass-shooting.
This is almost as mind numbingly stupid as “rape adjacent sex”
bonus points if you can suffer through the ‘rape adjacent sex’ story at the top.
DCCC Digs Up Feminist Fossil Gloria Steinem To Accuse Republicans Of Being “Sexists” In Fundraising Pitch…
Steinem plays the sexist card not once, not twice, but three times in a single email.
The outcome of this election will be determined by one factor:
And that scares the Republicans half to death… but not enough to make them actually change their anti-women policies. They still refuse to pass Equal Pay laws. And they’re still perfectly comfortable denying women their basic human right to make decisions about their own bodies.
Instead they’re relying on tired, sexist tropes to appeal to us. Women will only vote if voting is like dating, getting married, or breaking up. At least that’s what Republicans seem to think.
This election is our chance to show them that their relentless sexism will not stand — in fact, it will cost them their seats in Congress.
That’s why I’m emailing you today. I need you to step up right now and make sure that Republicans who rely on sexism will lose on November 4th.
Are you in?
Global Warming Fear Mongers Tom Steyer And Dem Gov. Martin O’Malley Leave Climate Change Event In Gas-Guzzling Suburban SUV…
As is always the case with rich global warming hypocrites, do as I say, not as I do.
Forgive them, Al Gore, for they have sinned.
Just minutes after extolling the virtues of green living to thousands gathered in the Superdome in New Orleans, climate change pals Tom Steyer, a hedge fund billionaire, and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley left the confab in the least environmentally friendly vehicle possible — a Chevrolet Suburban.
Steyer, the man pouring money into the 2014 election, and O’Malley, a possible presidential pick in 2016, spent Wednesday night in the Big Easy discussing politics and climate change at the 2014 Greenbuild conference, with both men stressing the need to continually educate the public about the need for aggressive action on climate change.
O’Malley, when asked by the event’s moderator how he would act on the issue if elected president, suggested he’d wage a public relations offensive to drill into the minds of Americans the importance of green living.
Yet, as the two men left the Superdome, they did so in a black Suburban, registered in Louisiana but sporting a sign on the dash identifying it as under control of the Maryland State Police.
The pair, or the security detail handling travel, may not have been too comfortable being seen jumping in the gas-guzzler. Originally, the driver parked the truck near one of the dome’s exit doors, waiting to whisk away the two politicos. Seeing cameras rolling, the duo’s security chief asked Superdome staffers to close the main garage door to obscure the view.
Via USA Today:
A student opened fire at a high school north of Seattle, injuring several people, then killing himself, police said.
At a briefing, police said they are going through the school to make sure the danger has passed. Police said they believe there was only one shooter.
Police learned of the shooting from a 911 call from someone inside the school at about 10:45 a.m., Pacific time, police said.
The Marysville school district released a statement that says, “the Marysville Pilchuck High School is currently in lock down due to an emergency situation. Police and emergency services have responded.
“The Marysville School District lock down procedures will remain in effect at Pilchuck until further notice from law enforcement,” the statement said. “We will continue to forward communication in cooperation with law enforcement.”
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is assisting Marysville police. Neither police agency returned calls for information.
— RT (@RT_com) October 24, 2014
— Sky News (@SkyNews) October 24, 2014
Professor Says Colorado Burrito Restaurant’s Name “Illegal Pete’s” Will Lead To “Violence” Against Illegal Immigrants…
Via Washington Times:
The Washington Redskins aren’t the only ones with a problematic business name.
Illegal Pete’s, a Colorado-based quick-service eatery known for its oversized burritos, came under fire at a public meeting in Fort Collins from about 30 critics who want the restaurant to remove the word “illegal” from its name, the [Fort Collins] Coloradoan reported this week.
“Social context is hugely important,” Fort Collins immigration attorney and meeting moderator Kim Medina said in the Coloradoan report. “We’ll never get to big issues, such as immigration reform, until we can solve these smaller issues of language.”
Colorado State University assistant English professor Antero Garcia said at the meeting, “This is a place that’s going to instill violence in our community.”
Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped at least 25 girls in an attack on a remote town in northeastern Nigeria, witnesses said, despite talks on freeing over 200 other female hostages they seized in April.
John Kwaghe, who witnessed the attack and lost three daughters to the abductors, and Dorathy Tizhe, who lost two, said the kidnappers came late in the night, forcing all the women to go with them, then later releasing the older ones.
The attack cast further doubt on government reports that it has secretly reached a temporary ceasefire with the rebels in order to secure the release of more than 200 schoolgirls they are holding hostage.
“We are confused that hours after the so-called ceasefire agreement has been entered between the Federal Government and Boko Haram insurgents, our girls were abducted by the insurgents,” Kwaghe said.
“We urge the government to please help rescue our daughters without further delay, as we are ready to die searching.”
Nearly a week after the government announced a ceasefire deal with Boko Haram, which it said would include the release of the girls kidnapped from the secondary school in Chibok in northeastern Nigeria in April, there is still no sign of them being freed.
Kerry is apparently rubbing it in Israel’s face.
How can you not love laughing at moonbats?
MEDITATION FOR CLIMATE CHANGE – LOVING THE EARTH
This meditation came to me a week ago in meditation. I often let my consciousness and breath follow my spine up and down. Recently I learned a figure 8 breathing visualization from Kate Sutherland which helps to ground oneself.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, eyes closed and your attention on your breath. Sitting or lying down works too, but standing is the easiest way to start.
Inhale slowly and bring your awareness to your heart.
Exhale slowly and imagine your breath is traveling the front of your body and entering to the center of the Earth.
Inhale slowly and imagine you are drawing up energy from the center of the Earth, up the back of your body, and into your heart.
Exhale slowly and imagine that your breath is going from your heart up the front of your body as high as it can go – to the stars, heaven, the sun – whatever works for you.
Inhale slowly and imagine you are drawing energy down from the sky, down the back of your body and into your heart.
Continue breathing the same shape. Next time you exhale, imagine your breath is travelling down to the earth, to the reserves of oil and coal and gas. Imagine a protective sheet of shimmering light around them so they stay in the ground. See all the wells and pumps disappear from the reserves.
Inhale slowly and imagine you are drawing energy up from the Earth, into your heart.
Exhale slowly and imagine your breath is going from your heart up towards the sky, to the atmosphere. Visualize that you can see the carbon dioxide molecules (one carbon, 2 oxygen) and you are touching them gently, loving them and letting them transform into oxygen and carbon.
Inhale back to your heart, bringing the carbon atoms with you.
Exhale and imagine you are bringing your breath and the carbon atoms down down to the center of the Earth. Return the carbon. Smoothly pet tight the mines, the drilling holes.
Inhale up to your heart. Exhale up to the atmosphere. Love away the carbon dioxide.
He quickly corrects himself, then starts laughing.
Only if you consider 24% of Americans an “overwhelming” number of people.
Via CNS News:
Recent polls put climate change low on the list of Americans’ pressing concerns, but that’s not how EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy sees it:
“From all the recent public opinion work out there on climate change, what stands out to me is this: First, people overwhelmingly consider climate change a problem, and they want action. And second, what’s even more impressive, is the overwhelming support specifically for EPA action to curb carbon pollution from power plants.”
McCarthy spoke Friday at a Conference on Energy and the Environment at Georgetown University. [...]
Likewise, a Gallup poll in March 2014 found that only 24 percent of Americans worried a great deal about climate change. In that poll, both “climate change” and “quality of the environment” were near the bottom of a list of 15 issues Gallup asked Americans to rate. Only “race relations” ranked lower than those two issues in Gallup’s March 6-9 survey.
Is Obama still claiming he’s the most pro-Israel president in history?
Via Times Of Israel:
Senior US officials said Friday that a request by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon to meet with Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security Adviser Susan Rice, was denied by the Obama administration.
According to a report in Ynet, the officials said the administration was settling scores with Ya’alon for statements he made in January in which he called Kerry “obsessive” and “messianic” about Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, which came to an abrupt halt in April.
Not wanting to harm defense ties with Israel, Ya’alon’s meeting with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was allowed to proceed as planned, according to the officials cited in the report.
Ya’alon met with Hagel on Tuesday, during which the defense minister said he voiced Israel’s concerns about the direction of talks between the P5+1 world powers and Iran on its nuclear program. The two also spoke about the conflicts in Iraq and Syria.
Before his trip, Ya’alon sought to smooth over a war of words between some US and Israeli officials that erupted last week when Israeli ministers attacked Kerry for misinterpreted remarks linking the rise of extremist Islam to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Kerry spoke at an event marking the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha at the State Department, where he said it was “imperative” to restart stalled Israeli-Palestinian talks, since the conflict was helping the Islamic State recruit new members.
Economy Minister Naftali Bennett, in turn, indicated Kerry was using an anti-Semitic canard, while Communications Minister Gilad Erdan said the secretary showed very little understanding of the region.
Well done, Senator.
Via Daily Caller:
With first lady Michelle Obama at his side, Democratic Sen. Mark Udall embarrassingly botched one of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s most famous quotes.
“In America, at our best, we judge people by the content of their color,” Udall, locked in a tight race with Republican Cory Gardner, said during a Thursday rally.
After groans from the crowd, Udall corrected himself: “We judge people by the content of their character, not the color of their skin.”
Yes that’s right folks. Get a flu shot that takes a month or better to work.
De Blasio urges New Yorkers to get flu shots, in order to avoid false alarms regarding possible symptoms WATCH LIVE: http://t.co/WHgQsvLlOP
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 24, 2014
Comrade Mayor may not be a doctor but he did stay at Holiday Inn last night…
Shockingly, AI fails to condemn the rioters.
… This altercation was one of many disturbing encounters enumerated in an Amnesty International report released Thursday night that paints a damning portrayal of the Ferguson police force, which it accuses of committing numerous human rights abuses. The report was deeply skeptical of whether Ferguson cop Darren Wilson was justified in the killing of unarmed Michael Brown, criticized Missouri law it said violates international standards and condemned the local police response for shooting tear gas and rubber bullets, intimidating protesters and restricting residents’ right to peaceful assembly.
“The shooting of Michael Brown has highlighted on a national level the persistent and widespread pattern of racially discriminatory treatment by law enforcement officers across the United States, including unjustified stops and searches, ill treatment and excessive, and sometimes lethal, use of force,” found Amnesty International, which investigates reports of human rights violations in some of the world’s most dangerous locations. Indeed, the report continued, shortly after Brown was shot six times and killed, another young African American man, Kajieme Powell, was also shot dead. “Police claims that he was brandishing a knife were not borne out by available video footage of the shooting.”
The report starts with the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown. Many details of that day are hotly disputed and clouded by conflicting witness statements, but one fact is beyond dispute: Brown was not armed. Consequently, he was “unlikely to have presented a serious threat to the life of the police officer,” the report said. “As such, this calls into question whether the use of lethal force was justified, and the circumstances of the killing must be urgently clarified.”
NYC Ax Attacker “Recent Muslim Convert”, Black Power Advocate, Has “Suspected Terrorist Ties”, According To Law Enforcement
When will we hear from Obama?
Via NY Post:
A hatchet-swinging psycho with Islamic militant leanings turned a busy Queens street corner into a scene of bloody chaos Thursday, chopping a rookie cop in the back of the head and slicing a second officer on the arm before two other officers shot him dead.
In opening fire on the madman, cops accidentally wounded a bystander, authorities said.
Officer Kenneth Healey, 25, had just four months on the job when Zale Thompson, 32, of Queens — a “scholarly” but “weird” recent convert to Islam — fractured the back of the cop’s skull with one swing of a blue-handled hatchet at about 2 p.m. in Jamaica.
A 29-year-old woman walking a half-block away was struck in the back by a stray police bullet and was in stable condition, according to police sources.
The NYPD is investigating whether Islamic extremism played a role in the attack, which left the rookie in serious but stable condition Thursday night.
“Helicopters, big military will be useless on their own soil,” Thompson raged in a private Facebook post, Fox News reported.
“They will not be able to defeat our people if we use guerilla warfare. Attack their weak flanks,” he added.
“There’s nothing we know at this time that would indicate that [Islamic terrorism] is the case,” Police Commissioner William Bratton said at a press conference at Jamaica Hospital.
Two other items of note that should be out there.
The police officers were stopped by a “freelance photographer” to take their picture, and so were standing still as a group on the sidewalk, then Thompson ran up to strike. One would hope that this photographer person was also checked out by police.
Thompson’s friends on Facebook include black power adherents, members of the Nation of Islam and Black Panthers, including people who praise Khalid Muhammad, have posted pictures of Ferguson actions, and this protest in NYC with a banner from Revolutionary Communists: