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Terror in Canada

Second Muslim attack in Canada this week.

Canadian authorities late Wednesday identified the shooter in a brazen attack on the Parliament complex in Ottawa that left a soldier dead as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, Fox News has confirmed.

The shooting, which left the nation’s capital on lockdown, came just two days after a terror attack in Quebec.

A government official told Fox that investigators believe Zehaf-Bibeau, who was killed at the scene, had changed his name from Joseph Michael Hall. U.S. agencies also have been advised he was believed to be a convert to Islam and was from Quebec.

Counter terrorism investigators are reviewing his social media traffic and profile, with a focus on any link to the attack on two soldiers in Quebec Monday.

The Toronto Globe and Mail said sources had told the paper Zehaf-Bibeau was recently designated a “high-risk traveler” by the Canadian government and his passport had been seized.


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The state of modern feminism…

Significantly, it is full of NSFW language

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USA Today: Christianity More Dangerous Than Islam

I can’t help but wonder if Mary Zeiss Stange feels that we need to “grapple with the religious element in extremist violence” as regards Islam…

She sure goes out of her way to show that white Christians are the most dangerous, as proven by a federally funded study of a survey, where LEO’s were asked on a scale of 1-4, how dangerous they “think” a group is. Very scientific analysis.

Just when it seemed as if Nevada deadbeat rancherCliven Bundy had ridden off into the news media sunset, he has come trotting back with a challenge to Attorney General Eric Holder to debate the existence of racism in America.

In an ad supporting Independent American Party candidate Kamau Bakari’s challenge to Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., Bundy — white horse and all — chats with Bakari, who is African American, about the problem of black “political correctness,” and how “black folks think white folks owe them something.”

Bakari calls Bundy — who in April surrounded himself with armed supporters to avoid paying more than $1 million in grazing fees and penalties he had accumulated over two decades — “a brave white man.” Then comes the challenge to Holder.

This could be dismissed as yet the latest, and perhaps strangest, episode in Bundy’s self-created patriot saga, were it not for a recent report by the federally funded National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. [...]

Threat to homeland

Now, factor the Islamists — the usual default terrorist suspects — out of this list, and a striking pattern emerges. Contrary to the popular opinion that radical Islam is the primary threat to homeland security, Christianity provides the other four groups with their extremist rationale. All are in one way or another affiliated with the Christian Identity movement, a hodgepodge of anarchist and white supremacist politics dedicated to white Christian activism. It’s all about God vs. government, and shoring up the rights of Anglo-Saxon Americans.

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Nevada journalist Jon Ralston told MSNBC’s Ed Schultz that the really scary thing about the sovereignty movement is its members are beginning to think they are mainstream. Meanwhile, members of the movement are adopting Christian rhetoric, “evoking Scripture … and equating the Constitution with Scripture.”

The Bundy standoff — initially presented as prairie populism by popular media well beyond Fox News — reflects violent currents far deeper and older in American, and Christian, history. It needs to be seen for what it is — religious extremism taken to potentially lethal ends. To the extent that we as a society fail to grapple with the religious element in extremist violence, the blood is on all of our hands.

To be clear, I tend to think that Bundy owes the money. If the land is available to graze cattle, for a fee, he should pay the fee.

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Photoshop Or Real?

AOL: “Man captures unbelievable photo of Blue Angel fighter jet buzzing the Golden Gate Bridge at 350 mph”

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The CDC Goes Full-Racist

Day late. Dollar short.:

All travelers who arrive in the U.S. from Ebola-stricken countries will be closely watched by public health officials starting Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Wednesday.

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, said that starting Monday anyone arriving from the three countries — Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia — will be actively monitored on a daily basis.

They will also face new rules about where they can travel within the United States, and must coordinate with health agencies in other states to ensure they continue to be monitored.

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California requires churches to pay for abortions

California requires all insurance plans, including those provided by churches, to cover elective, surgical, dismemberment abortion.

California’s Department of Managed Health Care has ordered all insurance plans in the state to immediately begin covering elective abortion. Not Plan B. Not contraceptives. Elective surgical dismemberment abortion.

At the insistence of the American Civil Liberties Union, the DMHC concluded that a 40-year-old state law requiring health plans to cover “basic health services” had been misinterpreted all these decades. Every plan in the state was immediately ordered, effective August 22, to cover elective abortion. California had not even applied this test to its own state employee health plans (which covered only “medically necessary” abortions). But this novel reading was nevertheless quietly imposed on every plan in the state by fiat.

The news has slowly leaked out as insurers grappling with this change have begun quietly informing employers of this sudden change in the terms of their policy. This is how Kaiser Permanente broke the news to one California church that its insurance policy for its pastors and staff would now include elective abortion coverage…

Every plan in California must cover elective surgical abortion and churches must buy a California plan.

One not even go to the Hobby Lobby case to determine that this won’t stand up to judicial scrutiny. The Hobby Lobby Case applied to for-profit businesses and was based on the an interpretation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and does not address whether such corporations are protected by the free-exercise of religion clause of the First Amendment of the Constitution.

Churches are, on the other hand, obviously protected by the free-exercise of religion clause. This monstrosity will be overturned.

More here.

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For Obama, mid-terms are pure humiliation

He misses the days when the media would often picture him with a halo. It sucks to be a fallen god.

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Goats are shrinking

Climate change is causing goats to shrink.

Goats are shrinking as a result of climate change, researchers have claimed.

They say Alpine goats now weigh about 25 per cent less than animals of the same age in the 1980s.

Researchers say it is a stark indication of how quickly climate change can affect animals.

They appear to be shrinking in size as they react to changes in climate, according to new research from Durham University.

Evidently climate change is also causing goats to become more adorable.

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President pushes race based voting

Remember this from 2006?

President George Bush is turning to white radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Republican support at a time when many candidates don’t want him around in person.

Caucasian turnout will be vital to Republicans’ hopes in states such as Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana and North Carolina that will help determine control of the Senate. And Bush remains beloved among white voters even if Republican candidates in those races are running away from him amid the president’s low overall approval ratings.

“This isn’t about my feelings being hurt,” Bush told Sean Hannity in one of seven nationally syndicated interviews he’s conducted the past week. “These are folks who are strong allies and supporters of me. I tell them, I said, ‘You do what you need to do to win. I will be responsible for making sure that our voters turn out.’ ”

Bush told a predominantly white audience in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, on Sunday that the election “will be a done deal if you vote” and get friends and family to vote as well.

Of course you don’t remember it. Nothing like that ever happened. This, however, is happening right now.

President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don’t want him around in person.

African-American turnout will be vital to Democrats’ hopes in states such as Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana and North Carolina that will help determine control of the Senate. And Obama remains beloved among black voters even if Democratic candidates in those races are running away from him amid the president’s low overall approval ratings.

“This isn’t about my feelings being hurt,” Obama told the Rev. Al Sharpton in one of seven nationally syndicated interviews he’s conducted the past week. “These are folks who are strong allies and supporters of me. I tell them, I said, ‘You do what you need to do to win. I will be responsible for making sure that our voters turn out.’ ”

Obama told a predominantly black audience in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, on Sunday that the election “will be a done deal if you vote” and get friends and family to vote as well.

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Anti-gun hypocrite arrested with a gun

Drunk, anti-gun agitator arrested in Furguson for carrying a weapon.

Missouri state Senator Jamilah Nasheed, a Democrat who has sponsored several “anti-gun” bills in her state, was arrested Monday night during a protest outside of the Ferguson Police Department. However, it’s what police officers found on her that is raising eyebrows.

Nasheed was carrying a loaded 9mm handgun and extra rounds of ammunition, according to Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson. She also refused to take a breathalyzer test after officers determined she “smelled strongly of intoxicants,” sources told KMOV-TV.

Nasheed claimed on Tuesday that she was not intoxicated at the time of her arrest and emphasized that she is a legal concealed carry permit holder.

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Insurance companies are worried about Obamacare subsidies…

They are concerned enough that the subsidies may end that they are building in an escape clause.

Insurance companies bought into Obamacare exchanges with the promise that federal premium subsidies would convince more people to sign up, but they appear to be getting worried about pending lawsuits that could end the subsidies in federal exchanges.

According to insurance news service Inside Health Policy, insurance companies offering plans on HealthCare.gov this year had a new clause inserted into their contracts with Obamacare administrator the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that allows them to cancel plans if federal premium subsidies are eliminated.

Forbes’ contributor and Obamacare subsidy expert Michael Cannon, who highlighted the change, argues that this could spark Supreme Court review of the legality of premium subsidies in federal exchanges.

The cracks in this crapulent edifice continue to widen.

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Brigid Is Hunting Deer

Thanks to Glen I have learned about it.

On the Hunt – Rain

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The rain hangs like sheets, whipped by wind, the air as sodden as fabric. I can’t see 100 yards, but I don’t need to. I might be treading water today, but I probably won’t be hunting.

Deer camp in a rain storm. The deer aren’t moving now. and neither will I. It came up quickly, things in the high country don’t meander in slowly. One minute the sky was a pale grey blue, a tuft of cotton building up against the peak. The next, all if that water just emptied out of that gentle hue, sluicing from the sky as I rushed for shelter, too far from the camp to get under real cover.

So I sat and waited. It’s easier when you’re not alone.”

Read the rest here. You will enjoy it. I did. I didn’t know many women understood.

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Monica Lewinsky: Patient Zero

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She says she was the first person to be destroyed by the Internet.

“I was Patient Zero,” said Lewinsky, now 41, to an auditorium full of 1,000-plus high-achieving millennials at Forbes’ inaugural 30 Under 30 summit in Philadelphia. “The first person to have their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the Internet.”

“There was no Facebook, Twitter or Instagram back then,” she said. “But there were gossip, news and entertainment websites replete with comment sections and emails which could be forwarded. Of course, it was all done on the excruciatingly slow dial up. Yet around the world this story went. A viral phenomenon that, you could argue, was the first moment of truly ‘social media’.”

She’s right, she was Patient Zero. She was the first person destroyed by the Internet but for me she was Patient Zero in another way. The way she was treated by the left in general and feminists in particular, made me truly understand, for the first time, the depths of hypocrisy they will plumb in their quest for power.

In 1991 Anita Hill made unsubstantiated sexual harassment allegations against Clarence Thomas during his SCOTUS confirmation hearings. She claimed he asked her out on dates and that he discussed topics of a crude sexual nature in the workplace. Her testimony caused the feminist left to go berserk coast-to-coast.

They were appalled that a boss, any boss, would ask a subordinate for a date. They told us that where there is a disparity of power, there can never be consensual flirting, sexual innuendo and certainly there cannot be sexual relationships. They were incensed that topics of a sexual nature would be discussed in the workplace. They demanded that all romantic and sexual behavior be scrubbed from all places of business. They insisted that there could never be consensual sex between two people when there exists an imbalance of power. Whenever a male boss engages in sexual activity with a female subordinate, we were told, it is harassment at best and assault at worst.

Over and over and over feminists told men, “you just don’t get it”. It was THE catch phrase for the episode. We don’t understand the disparity of power. We don’t understand the ways in which powerful men can sexually intimidate women.

Then came the Clinton and Lewinsky affair and, with it, a radical make-over of the feminist position. Now it was “just about sex” and nobody’s business but that of Bill and Monica. Feminists no longer worried about the disparity of power between the most powerful man in the world and a 22 year old, unpaid intern.

Not only did the left and feminists lose their former intense opposition to workplace sexual behavior, they actually began ‘slut shaming’ Lewinsky. They implied she was a trollop. They claimed she was stupid and/or unbalanced. The went to infinite lengths to protect Clinton including a full court assault on a young woman who was barely an adult and was seduced by a powerful man with a reputation for sexual aggressiveness.

The media tore her up. The Clinton destruction machine left her twisting in the wind. To Hillary – the champion of women everywhere – Lewinsky’s name is mud. Lewinsky was a naive 22 year old intern who foolishly fell for the flirtations of a charismatic older man. She believed he was falling for her and, when the affair was revealed, she was destroyed. They destroyed her. They devastated her and they never, ever said they were sorry. Feminists had no sympathy for Lewinsky. They offered no moral support. They refused to grant her status as victim as they had done so willingly for the older, more educated and more sophisticated Anita Hill. Lewinsky was on her own.

This is why Lewinsky was Patient Zero. It was with her than I learned that the left has no permanent values. They have no intellectual foundations. They have no fundamental honesty. All they have is an agenda; an agenda to gain and hold power.

Power politics meant destroying Clarence Thomas and that meant taking the position that all workplace romantic and sexual behavior is harassment or even assault. Power politics meant protecting Clinton and that meant that the married president of the United States ejaculating on the dress of a 22 year old, unpaid volunteer in the Oval Office, during business hours constitutes harmless fun.

Comparing the reaction of the American left to Anita Hill and Monica Lewinsky showed me – and the world – that the left has no permanent values, has no foundational principles, has no intellectual honesty. The left exists wholly to accumulate power and will say and do anything to that end. Anything.

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Belarusian sausage: Now toilet paper free!

If you prefer your sausage without added toilet paper, Belarusian sausage is for you.

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has proudly claimed his country’s sausages are better than neighbor Russia’s because they do not contain “toilet paper,” reports Radio Free Europe.

Speaking to Russian reporters, he said Belarus had not lowered its food standards.

“Belarusian (food) is of substantially higher in quality. There is no toilet paper in the salami and never was,” he said.

He added that “such facts have been discovered at Russian enterprises — toilet paper, soy, all kinds of additives.”

Coming up next: Feces free Belarusian toothpaste!

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Abortion Barbie courts dildo voters

In an email to dildo enthusiasts, Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis warns that her opponent is not a strong supporter of the dildo industry.

“In 2008, Abbott chose to defend the state’s ban on the sale of sex toys, a case that emerged from the fallout of Lawrence v. Texas,” writes the Observer’s Christopher Hooks. ”Over the years, Abbott has deployed novel legal arguments against gay marriage. But this wasn’t a case about gay marriage, a subject that still animates sincere moral disagreements. This was a case about every American’s god-given right to buy dildos.”

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More about the masterdebator here.

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How much paid annual vacation time do you get?

Two weeks? Three? If you wanted to get more paid time off, would your employer give it to you? How would you go about getting it?

If you work for the federal government, getting paid time off is easy. All you need to do is be a scofflaw who doesn’t work well with others and – Viola! – virtually endless paid vacation.

Thousands of federal workers who have been put on administrative leave for more than a month have been allowed to collect a paycheck, and accrue vacation days and pension benefits, while taxpayers were forced to foot the multi-million-dollar bill, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Some government employees who broke the rules – meaning they were cited for being untrustworthy or had ongoing issues with co-workers or their bosses — were allowed to remain on leave for large chunks of time while they challenged their demotions, the 62-page report said.

The study, released publicly on Monday, marks the first time auditors have taken a look at the scope of administrative leave and its cost to taxpayers.

During a three-year period, more than 57,000 employees were told to go home – and stay home — for 30 days or more, costing taxpayers $775 million in salary alone. The report found that 53,000 civilian employees were kept home for one to three months. Another 4,000 were kept off the job for three months to a year and hundreds more for one to three years.

Now, get back to work. It is costly to pay for all this time off.

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While Democrats try to distance themselves from Obama…

Obama wants you to know that voting for a red state Democrat is exactly the same as a vote for him.

The bottom line is, though, these are all folks who vote with me. They have supported my agenda in Congress. They are on the right side of minimum wage. They are on the right side of fair pay. They are on the right side of rebuilding our infrastructure. They’re on the right side of early childhood education.

“So, this isn’t about my feelings being hurt. These are folks who are strong allies and supporters of me.

I wonder how much the Republican National Committee had to pay Obama to get him to say that.

The self-regard of this man knows no limits.

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Little tool complains about ‘little known tool’

Robert Reich and MoveOn.org complain that Republicans will use reconciliation to get their way. Intellectually honest people laugh their asses off.


For those of you who slept through 2010, Democrats used reconciliation to pass Obamacare.

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Obama is a Post Turtle

 

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While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old rancher whose hand was caught in the squeeze gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to Obama and his role as our president.

The old rancher said, ‘Well, ya know, Obama is a ‘Post Turtle”. Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him, what a ‘post turtle’ was.

 
More below the fold…

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Millions of Amnesty Cards on order

In literary circles, this is what we call “foreshadowing”.

Despite no official action from the president ahead of the election, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun.

Unnoticed until now, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a “surge” scenario of 9 million id cards in one year “to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.”

The request for proposals says the agency will need a minimum of four million cards per year. In the “surge,” scenario in 2016, the agency would need an additional five million cards – more than double the baseline annual amount for a total of 9 million.

“The guaranteed minimum for each ordering period is 4,000,000 cards. The estimated maximum for the entire contract is 34,000,000 cards,” the document says.

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Obama to enter treaty with Iran without Congress

First read this segment of Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the Constitution…

[The President] shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur;

Now, having done that, read this from the New York Times.

No one knows if the Obama administration will manage in the next five weeks to strike what many in the White House consider the most important foreign policy deal of his presidency: an accord with Iran that would forestall its ability to make a nuclear weapon. But the White House has made one significant decision: If agreement is reached, President Obama will do everything in his power to avoid letting Congress vote on it.

Even while negotiators argue over the number of centrifuges Iran would be allowed to spin and where inspectors could roam, the Iranians have signaled that they would accept, at least temporarily, a “suspension” of the stringent sanctions that have drastically cut their oil revenues and terminated their banking relationships with the West, according to American and Iranian officials. The Treasury Department, in a detailed study it declined to make public, has concluded Mr. Obama has the authority to suspend the vast majority of those sanctions without seeking a vote by Congress, officials say.

There you go. The Imperial President will strike the “most important foreign policy deal of his presidency” but he doesn’t need the “Advice and Consent” of the Senate. Why? Because shut up, that’s why.

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Register your gun and this happens…

In the UK, those who have gone to the trouble to register a gun are now subject to unannounced, warrantless “inspections” of their homes.

Registered gun owners in the United Kingdom are now subject to unannounced visits to their homes under new guidance that allows police to inspect firearms storage without a warrant.

The new policy from the British Home Office went into effect Oct. 15, permitting police and constabularies to conduct surprise home visits to legitimate gun owners.

“Americans should view the UK’s ever-expanding gun control efforts with grave concern,” the National Rifle Association’s lobbying arm said on its website Friday.

Britain’s gun owners were subject to the home visits before the update, but the inspection had to be conducted with prior notice.

“Where it is judged necessary, based on specific intelligence in light of a particular threat, or risk of harm, the police may undertake an unannounced home visit to check the security of a certificate holder’s firearms and shotguns,” the updated policy says.

There are reasons why they want you to register your guns. This is one of the reasons.

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Ordained ministers forced to conduct gay marriages

They said it wouldn’t happen. It is happening.

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit and a motion for a temporary restraining order Friday to stop officials in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, from forcing two ordained Christian ministers to perform wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples.

City officials told Donald Knapp that he and his wife Evelyn, both ordained ministers who run Hitching Post Wedding Chapel, are required to perform such ceremonies or face months in jail and/or thousands of dollars in fines. The city claims its “non-discrimination” ordinance requires the Knapps to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies now that the courts have overridden Idaho’s voter-approved constitutional amendment that affirmed marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

If God doesn’t sanctify same sex marriages, the ministers have no power to marry anyone under their understanding of the Biblical marriage. Neither ministers nor the courts have the power to force God to do something He doesn’t want to do. The ministers should make it clear that they are not acting in their capacity as ministers, that the ceremony is Kabuki theater and that they are just “rendering unto Caesar what is Caesar’s”. They should state their opposition and then they should do what they have to do.

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Hero walks into an inferno

The man in the blue hat rushes in where others fear to go.

Details.

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The Two People In This Car Lived

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The accident happened on a road in the city of Qingdao when a large lorry carrying the container toppled over, shedding its load on to the car containing the two man and woman.

Emergency services were sure that nobody could have survived the crash and that it was simply going to be a grisly case of recovering crushed bodies from within the wreck.

But as they set about their task, they heard a woman calling for help from within the twisted metal.

A stunning rescue operation involving a 100 tonne crane then got underway, and it was discovered the couple had only 60cm of space remaining inside their crushed car.”

Read more at the UK Daily Mail

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