The truth hurts. Being politically correct enables bad people to do bad things.
Via VICE News:
Canada has been long seen as a safe haven for extremism; a mix of liberal immigration policies and a belief in an inclusive society have made it the perfect place for planning and plotting, as evidenced by the string of attacks planned or carried out in Canada. Unfortunately we also have a rocky history of giving citizenship to militants from abroad. It’s well-known that Toronto-born Omar Khadr — the last Western citizen to be held by the US at Guantanamo Bay — came from a family known for their connections to Osama bin Ladenand had alleged connections to al Qaeda…
…The fact is, terrorist attacks have long been a threat in Canada. But now, with more active engagement in the Middle East, and an atmosphere in which potential threats are perhaps more easily radicalized and instantly martyred on social media, potential actors in Canada now have even more reason to act out.
Wait so hackers will partner up with hackers? Sounds lovely.
Via The Register
Moscow and Beijing will next month sign a deal to commence joint information security projects and operations, and to increase cooperation in the space, according to a popular Russian newspaper with ties to President Vladimir Putin…
China and Moscow have in recent months signed new telecommunications and export deals including the creation of a Huawei underwater link to Russia worth 2.5 billion rubles (AUD$685 million). ®
Change has come to America…
The brutal hatchet attack on New York City police by a self-radicalized Navy veteran is only the beginning of a tidal wave of terrorist attacks about to descend on Americans.
Terrorism experts say that the assault on the four rookie officers by Zale Thompson, 32, of Queens, is not an isolated incident, but one of several jihadist “lone wolf” attacks that already have occurred, and a terrifying harbinger of the horrors that are to come.
“This is just the beginning — there will be more attacks,” former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik told Newsmax.
Thompson, whose Facebook page is filled with racist and violent jihadist rants, hid behind a bus shelter and suddenly charged the police, swinging an 18-inch steel ax like a baseball bat, fracturing the skull of one officer and smashing the arm of another, before their colleagues could draw their weapons, shooting and killing Thompson, Fox News reports.
Thompson served in the Navy from February 2001 to August 2003, Fox reports.
The New York assault comes on the heels of the murders of two Canadian soldiers by self-radicalized converts to Islam this week, one run down by a car and one gunned down in an attack on the Canadian Parliament.
Less than a week ago Martin Couture-Rouleau armed with only a motor vehicle aimed it at two Canadian soldiers and ran them down with it in an attempt to kill both of them.
Martin Couture-Rouleau is not a typical Canadian or a typical French Canadian (if such a thing exists). Martin Couture-Rouleau was radicalized rapidly and viciously against his countrymen to believe that the Islamic State has right to destroy them.
For nearly a year Couture-Rouleau was known to Canada’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police (“RCMP”) and for nearly year they did virtually nothing. In fact, the steps the RCMP took best be described as politically correct bureaucratic dreck.
Their efforts centered around talking it out with Couture-Rouleau and his Imam. Attempting to dissuade the 25 year old Canadian of extremism. Their focus centered around hugging it out, talking to him and trying to convince him the Islamic State and radical Islam did not have his best interest at heart and ultimately a path down radical Islam would mean only death for him and shame. Not virgins and fame. In Canada it seems state security is done with tea and poutine, not surveillance and incarceration.
Rather than detain Couture-Rouleau or monitor him the way you would a terrorist in even the United Kingdom Canada’s RCMP decided to simply avoid violating any of his pre-supposed rights while Couture-Rouleau descended further into Islamist thinking and making statements about killing Canadian troops, citizens and bringing about an end to Canada.
For nearly a decade, Canada has scolded the United States on the way it handles domestic security. In a week’s time Canada has come to realize a very shocking truth that is evident to everyone else. The world is a very dangerous place and people want to kill you. It’s nice to break bread with your enemies both foreign and domestic like Jesus suggested – but every once in a while you have to break some skulls too.
Sorry about the terrorism, Canada, but welcome to the real Earth. We’ve been waiting for you to join us for so long.
Cory Gardner (who’s up six points on Udall) can stop running ads and just let Michelle keep talking.
“We have truly made so much of that change we were talking about. But here’s what I want you to remember, especially now: all this didn’t just happen because we elected Barack Obama. It happened because we also elected outstanding leaders in states across this country, leaders like Mark Udall …”
Nothing to worry about, Obama said so…
Via NY Post:
An extraordinary number of Bellevue Hospital staffers called in sick on Friday rather than treat the city’s first Ebola patient — and those who showed up were terrified to enter his isolation chamber, sources told The Post.
“The nurses on the floor are miserable with a ‘why me?’ attitude, scared to death and overworked because all their co-workers called out sick,” one source said.
Her tentacles spread everywhere…
Via Judicial Watch:
President Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was a key player in the effort to cover up that Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about the Fast and Furious scandal, according to public records obtained by Judicial Watch.
The information is part of a Department of Justice (DOJ) “Vaughn index” detailing records about the gun-running operation known as Fast and Furious. JW had to sue the agency for the records after the Obama administration failed to provide them under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). A federal court ordered the DOJ to provide the records over the agency’s objections. Yesterday JW reported on the broad information in the records, including that Obama asserted executive privilege for Holder’s wife as part of the administration’s efforts to cover up the scandal.
Practically lost in the 1,000-plus pages of records is an index that shows Jarrett was brought in to manage the fact that Holder lied to Congress after the story about the disastrous gun-running operation broke in the media. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) ran the once-secret program that allowed guns from the U.S. to be smuggled into Mexico so they could eventually be traced to drug cartels. Instead, federal law enforcement officers lost track of hundreds of weapons which have been used in an unknown number of crimes, including the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona.
Wait, is this the same guy who in 2012 gave Obama’s super PAC $1 million of his own money?
MAHER: “I’m sorry, but Michael Brown’s people say he’s a gentle giant. Well, we saw that video of where he was in the 7-11. No, he wasn’t a gentle giant. He was committing a robbery and he pushed that guy. He was acting like a thug, not like a gentle giant. He certainly didn’t deserve to be shot for it.”
Why should a pandemic halt the non-stop fail brigade?
Via Washington Examiner:
The Department of Homeland Security’s independent government watchdog told a House panel on Friday that the Health and Human Services Department has “mismanaged” money and efforts to address a possible Ebola outbreak.
As a result, the agency may have wasted millions of dollars on some equipment and drugs, while not spending enough on other needs.
“DHS purchased much of the equipment and drugs without thinking through how these supplies would need to be replaced,” Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth said during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing.
A recent inspector general’s audit of DHS purchases shows the agency hasn’t conducted a needs assessment on funds dedicated to plan, train and prepare for a potential pandemic. Therefore “we could not determine the basis for DHS’ decisions regarding how much or what types of pandemic supplies to purchase, store or distribute,” he said.
They don’t explain how he was killed. RIP, Marine.
Via Washington Examiner:
A U.S. Marine was killed in Baghdad in a non-combat-related incident, becoming the first U.S. servicemember to die in that country since the end of active U.S. combat operations in 2011.
Thursday’s death of Lance Cpl. Sean P. Neal, 19, of Riverside, Calif., is under investigation, the Pentagon said. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command.
Neal is the first U.S. servicemember to die in Iraq since Nov. 14, 2011, when Army Spec. David Emanuel Hickman, 23, of Greensboro, N.C., was killed by an improvised explosive device in Baghdad. He was the last official casualty of the Iraq War.
Neal is the second U.S. servicemember to die in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, dubbed Operation Inherent Resolve. The first was Marine Cpl. Jordan Spears, 21, of Memphis, Ind., who was lost in the northern Persian Gulf on Oct. 1 when he bailed out of an aircraft.
But fortunately, she’s in quarantine, thanks to Governors Christie and Cuomo. However, a doctor who came through prior to the quarantine went into effect went on from NY to California.
NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A health care worker who was quarantined at Newark Liberty International Airport after returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa developed a fever and was being evaluated Friday night.
The woman was the first person quarantined under a new screening system announced earlier Friday by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
The woman landed at Newark after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said at the news conference. A legal quarantine was issued for the woman, who was not a New Jersey resident and was set to go on to New York afterward.
“This woman, while her home residence is outside the area, said her next stop was going to be here in New York,” Christie said. “Governor Cuomo and I discussed it before we came out here, and a quarantine order will be issued.”
At the time, she was not experiencing any symptoms. But Friday evening, she developed a fever and was in isolation at University Hospital in Newark, according to the New Jersey Department of Health.
Christie issued a tweet on the new development.
Childish and hypocritical. Try concentrating on actually doing something about the virus…
When the House Oversight Committee Hearing on Ebola began Friday morning, the country was experiencing heightened awareness of the disease, as reports came out that a doctor in New York City had contracted the disease and spent time in the public arena.
But the hearing was quickly upstaged by an announcement by the National Institutes of Health that the first nurse who contracted Ebola had been found free of the disease.
As the hearing continued, the White House announced that President Obama would meet with the nurse in the Oval Office for a photo-op.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest additionally mocked Chairman Darrell Issa for his pronunciation of the word “Ebola” and dismissed the hearing.
“I didn’t see much of it,” Earnest said to reporters during the White House Press briefing. “It does seem that most of the criticism was registered by somebody who struggled to pronounce the name of the virus at the hearing.”
Earlier in the hearing, Issa was pronouncing the word “Ebola” like “Eboli.”
“I think we might not be too concerned about the partisan criticism that was on display at the hearing,” Earnest continued.
Wait what? Does he think we would forget Obama’s pronunciation of it?
On Oct 2, Obama referred to it as “Eboli”.
Charleston County School Superintendent Nancy McGinley backtracks after school board was going to overrule the firing. Team will no longer violate the civil rights of watermelons. Update to this story.
Bud Walpole announced Thursday he has accepted the offer to return as the head football coach at Academic Magnet High School.
“I’m relieved and thankful to the school board and community to be coaching again,” said Walpole in a statement. “I’m looking forward to working with the players to make this a learning experience for everyone.”
The Raptors’ head football coach was fired Monday following an investigation by the Charleston County School District into “inappropriate post game celebrations,” by the team.
Charleston County School Superintendent Nancy McGinley says the celebrations involved upperclassmen smashing a watermelon on the ground while the team chanted that sounded “animalistic or monkey-like.”
According to Walpole’s attorney Dwayne Green, the coach never pursed legal action. Green says he was only brought on as an advisor.
McGinley said Wednesday she asked Walpole to resume his coaching duties effective Thursday.
“Taking into consideration the potential value that he will add to our students and the community, given this experience, I am asking him to resume his coaching duties effective Thursday, October 23, 2014,” McGinley said.[...]
Elizabeth Moffley says the board gave McGinley a chance to reverse the decision of firing a Walpole over a celebration involving watermelons which the school district said had racial overtones.
Moffley says the majority of the board feels McGinley made the wrong decision, and were ready to reverse the decision with a vote if McGinley doesn’t act.
If Obama wouldn’t act, at least the governors of NY and New Jersey will, although this appears to only pertain to health workers.
(Reuters) - New York and New Jersey will automatically quarantine medical workers returning from Ebola-hit West African countries and the U.S. government is considering the same step after a doctor who treated patients in Guinea came back infected, officials said on Friday.
The steps announced by the two states, which go beyond the current restrictions being imposed by President Barack Obama’s administration on travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea, came as medical detectives tried to retrace the steps in New York City of Dr. Craig Spencer, who tested positive for Ebola on Thursday.
The new policy applies to medical workers returning from the region through John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. In the first instance of the new move, a female healthcare worker who had treated patients in West Africa and arrived at the Newark, New Jersey, airport was ordered into quarantine.
“Voluntary quarantine is almost an oxymoron,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said. “We’ve seen what happens. … You ride a subway. You ride a bus. You could infect hundreds and hundreds of people.”