The unaccompanied minors apparently were accompanied.
An unusual respiratory virus is striking children in the metro in big numbers. Children’s Mercy Hospital is hospitalizing 20 to 30 kids a day with the virus. The hospital is as full now as it is at the height of flu season.
This is not the same virus we told you about several weeks ago that can cause meningitis. This one can cause severe breathing trouble. Children’s Mercy has seen more than 300 cases in recent days in kids of all ages.
Preston Sheldon’s mom says he seemed fine when she took him to pre-school Tuesday. But minutes later, the Grain Valley mom got the call. Her three-year-old son was having trouble breathing.
“You could see his ribs, and his stomach was pushing out really hard… I thought it was an asthma attack,” said Pam Sheldon.
But it was a virus that is inundating Children’s Mercy with patients.
“To be at winter census is quite unusual in August obviously. To see a virus we’ve not seen before is unusual, too,” said Dr. Mary Anne Jackson, an infectious disease specialist.
It is enterovirus 68. The doctor says it’s well-known around the world, but cases have not been seen in Kansas City before.
I’m sure libs will understand it’s because of his shortcomings as a player and not because he’s gay… yeah, they’re going to be howling “homophobia” for the next few days.
Via LA Times:
The St. Louis Rams have pushed the pause button on the football career of rookie linebacker Michael Sam.
Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay player, was released Saturday in the final round of cuts, just missing a spot on the team’s 53-man roster.
There’s still a possibility Sam could wind up with the Rams. In order to place him on their practice squad, they would need to place him on the waiver wire for a day, thus making him available to the league’s other 31 teams.
Much like the draft, Sam’s football future hinged on a down-to-the-wire decision.
Before the Rams’ last exhibition game, against Miami on Thursday, Sam tweeted that the game was his final exam. In a game almost exclusively featuring reserves, Sam played defensive end and led the Rams with six tackles. He and Westbrooks got plenty of snaps while the first- and second-string players watched from the sideline.
Asked how he would grade himself, Sam told reporters: “I did good. I give myself a B-plus. I’m very proud of myself, like I said, of how I fought the run.”
Wait until the sun comes down.
Via St.Louis Post Dispatch
Hundreds of people gathered Saturday morning for a march in Ferguson to demand justice for Michael Brown, the unarmed man shot by a police officer Aug. 9.
The marchers gathered at 10 a.m. on the parking lot of Red’s B-B-Q on West Florissant Avenue, not far from the place on Canfield Drive where Brown was shot. The rapidly growing crowd then marched down Canfield toward the shooting scene, where organizers spoke and ministers prayed as the chanting crowd grew quiet.
Later, as rain began to pour, the group headed to the city’s Forestwood Park. Some broke out umbrellas but others just trudged on in the hard rain.
At the park, Brown family members and organizers of the rally spoke. The group planned to march to the Ferguson Police Department later.
Maxine Davis, 28, a Washington University student who is studying social work, graduated from Normandy High School in 2004 and was there to march Saturday with a friend.
“I’m a black Ph.D. student and I fear police brutality on me,” she said. She has participated in several protests. She said she came Saturday to stand in solidarity with the Michael Brown family.
“We need people to have discussions with children about what systematic oppression is,” she said.
Capt. Ronald S. Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol said authorities closed West Florissant Avenue between Canfield Drive and Ferguson Road for the march.
If you have the good fortune to be off this weekend for the holiday, hope you are enjoying it and have a great time with your families!
Here’s a fun video, courtesy of one of our readers, Roland:
We’ll try to keep this post bumped occasionally during the weekend, similar to the Friday post, for people to have discussions.
We have to report a lot of negative sometimes, so we’ll try to insert a bit of fun here.
She wanted a LGBT candidate to meet the Bureaus quota for diversity and inclusion.
The Justice Department’s inspector general has concluded that a senior FBI official created the impression of witness-tampering during a discrimination lawsuit brought against the bureau by a disabled Army veteran.
Teresa Carlson, who is currently an FBI acting deputy assistant director, showed “extremely poor judgment” in her statements to Special Agent Mark Crider, a subordinate who was being deposed in the case, the inspector general found.
Crider was called to testify last year in a lawsuit brought by the veteran who had been disqualified from agent training in 2011 because of concerns about his prosthetic left hand.
The veteran, Justin Slaby of Stafford County, Va., won the case last August and resumed training at Quantico in June. When he graduates in October, he will be the first FBI agent with a prosthetic hand.
According to a redacted report by the office of the inspector general, Crider said Carlson told him in April 2013 that “it would be in my best interest to come down on the side of the FBI.” [...]
Slaby’s left hand was blown off by a defective “flash-bang” grenade in a training accident in Georgia in 2004 between overseas deployments. He served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. He left the Army in 2005, earned a college degree and in 2009 applied to the FBI and was offered a job.
Wait for it, last sentence of the video. It says “we are committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all”. This video was made in 2013 and I saw it yesterday on T.V.
The Constitutional duty of the U.S. Navy, and the rest of the military, is to ensure for the “common defense” of the United States and its people, it is not to be committed to the “fair treatment of all”.
In the course of this constitutional duty, the Navy may have to kill people and break things, and quite frankly not be fair to people or things that get in the way of this obligation.
Indeed, seeking to ensure the “fair treatment of all” will ensure that they do not adequately provide for the common defense. As we see with the case of James Foley, dithering around, thinking about who you might offend by acting, ensured that Foley would not be rescued.
Fairness is a direct result of the policy our commander-in-chief, a policy which will endanger our military and can lead to failure, no matter how fine the soldiers.
Moonbat heads explode. Teachers are supposed to teach not act as law enforcement.
Via FOX News
A school district outside Dallas will reportedly continue to allow some teachers to carry guns in school, and posted signs on school campuses warning that teachers “may use whatever force is necessary to protect our students.”
NewFix’s CW33 reported that Argyle teachers will continue to be allowed to be armed on campus under the state’s Protection of Texas Children Act.
The report said these gun-toting teachers are required to have a handgun license, pass a psychological test and go through emergency response training.
Wouldn’t be surprised if they found out the other victims were white as well.
Via NY Post:
Cops arrested two alleged ‘anti-white’ thugs who shot a woman in Central Park with a pellet gun and police sources said they have been linked to a few other pellet gun shootings around the city.
The victim, 36, told police she was jogging near midnight in the far southern end of the park, on the West Drive near West 60th Street, when a pellet hit her in the back of the head August 23, cops said.
She turned and saw a group of five people — three men and two women — “laughing and making anti-white statements,” the police said. “The suspects then fled further into the park.”
“You white bitch,” one of the female suspects said, according to police sources. After the shooting, the suspects fled into the park, police said.
Investigators are still doing line-ups and seeking a third suspect who has not yet been identified, the sources said.
Details on the other shootings they were linked to were not immediately available so it wasn’t clear if they targeted white people in those incidents.
Charges are pending, cops said.
The Islamists are giving the UN a heads up. Update to a previous story.
The United Nations on Friday said it had been informed that the Islamist militants who seized 44 Fijian peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights did so “for their own protection” and that all the detained blue-helmeted soldiers are safe.
UN officials had been trying to establish the whereabouts of the peacekeepers, who were seized by al-Qaeda-linked rebels this week inside Syrian territory along the rocky frontier between Syria and the Golan Heights.
“The United Nations has received assurances from credible sources that the 44 peacekeepers from the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) who were taken from their position on the morning of Thursday, 28 August, are safe and in good health,” the UN press office said in a statement.
It added that UNDOF has not had direct contact with them. [...]
All 116 peacekeepers are part of UNDOF, a UN force that has monitored the disengagement zone between Israel and Syria since 1974 in the wake of the 1973 Arab-Israeli War. UNDOF has 1,223 peacekeepers from six countries operating in the zone.
This is a effort to stop the monster they unleashed before it comes back and eats them alive. That said, if we don’t whack ISIS now, we will pay for it much more later.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that terrorist groups will attack Europe and the United States unless they are faced with collective “power and speed” from the international community.
King Abdullah’s comments come as the Islamic State group has seized wide swaths of land across Syria and Iraq.
While not mentioning any terrorist groups by name, Abdullah said that he is “certain that after a month they will reach Europe and, after another month, America.”
The king’s comments late Friday appeared aimed at drawing Washington and NATO forces into a wider fight against extremists in the region. Saudi Arabia has backed rebels fighting in Syria, but is concerned that extremists there could turn their weapons on the kingdom.
State media carried the king’s comments to foreign ambassadors early Saturday.
The Kurds are willing. The moderates are entering Turkey and crossing the border to join ISIS.
Via Stars and Stripes
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will visit Turkey as the U.S. government tries to build a “coalition of the willing” take on Islamic militants in Syria, the Pentagon announced Friday.
“Turkey is a key NATO ally. And given its border with Syria and Iraq, they share our deep concerns with … the regional threat posed by ISIL,” Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters.
ISIL is one of the acronyms used to refer to the militant group the Islamic State, which has taken over large swathes of Syria and Iraq in recent months.
The U.S. military has been bombing Islamic State targets in Iraq since Aug. 8, and consideration is being given to expanding the air campaign into neighboring Syria.
“Can [the Islamic State] be defeated without addressing that part of their organization which resides in Syria? The answer is no,” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey told reporters last week.
The White House has asked the Pentagon to present military options along these lines.
With any luck they will either self-detonate or take a bullet to the head before they can return here.
Via Daily Mail:
It has emerged that almost a dozen Minnesotans have left the Midwestern state to take up arms for Islamic extremist groups in the country.
The revelation follows the news that two Minnesota men were killed fighting for ISIS in Syria this past weekend. The White House confirmed that Douglas McArthur McCain, 33, who went to high school in Minneapolis, died while fighting Free Syrian Army rebels in Syria with the Islamic State.
A Minneapolis father-of-nine, Abdirahmaan Muhumed, 29, has been confirmed as the second American jihadi to die fighting for ISIS in Syria.
They are among almost a dozen Minnesotans out of the estimated 100 Americans who have joined the fighting in Syria.
The FBI’s Chief Division Counsel in Minneapolis, Kyle Loven, told ABC News that the phenomenon began in 2007, with Somali-Americans from the state traveling to Somalia.
‘In Somalia, it started as a nationalistic call… [but] we’ve now seen where some individuals perhaps are not interested or not inclined to travel to Somalia, [they] start to branch out to other hot spots around the globe, obviously Syria being among them,’ Loven told ABC.
Now imagine if these weren’t just Mexicans and Guatamalans, but members of ISIS. Then you’ll get the concept of invasion…
llegal aliens successfully landed on a San Diego beach in a panga boat on Monday and ran to shore – but, when another group tried the same thing on Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border (CBP) agents were waiting for them.
Around 7am Monday morning, a horde of illegal aliens stormed a San Diego beach after coming ashore in a panga boat. They sprinted across the beach and climbed over a wall, entering the city.