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A Newly hired Social Studies teacher is being hailed a hero in the Marysville, WA school shooting.
Megan Silberberger, a first year Social Studies teacher, reportedly confronted the shooter while he was reloading. During that confrontation the shooter was killed.
Police are currently calling the ending shot a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but it is not yet clear whether the shooter intentionally shot himself or was shot during a struggle with the teacher.
The attacker, Jaylen Fryberg, killed one female student and critically wounded four others before he was stopped.
Hillary Clinton appeared at a Boston, MA rally for gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley and told the accepting crowd that the idea that businesses create jobs is false.
“Don’t let anybody tell you it’s corporations and businesses create jobs,” Clinton remarked.
Perhaps that fall in the hotel room has done more damage than anyone thought. After all, without new and growing businesses, where would the jobs come from – outer space?
As everyone knows we went into Iraq after every intelligence in the world said Saddam had weapons of mass distruction (WMD’s). Germany said he had them, France said he had them, Great Britain said he had them, Saudi Arabia said he had them and now it looks like they were all right. Apparantly they were found, but we were never told thanks to Karl Rove and a Bush policy that said not to respond to criticism because it will only fan the flames of the oppositon. That was a disastrous mistake as it would have vindicated Bush instead he and the country had to endure a never ending constant barrage of criticism and falsehoods for five years by the left wing media saying we never found them and ‘Bush lied” that cost the republicans the house and senate. Rove had the idea that the wmd’s were found and the mission resolved and they had a belief, just let it go because the news cycle will take care of it. “Okay, they’re calling us chumps today, but there will be a new story tomorrow and everybody will forget about it,” Rove would say.
The article by Times reporter C.J. Chivers focused on U.S. soldiers who suffered from exposure to the sulfur mustard and other nerve gases which emitted from the bombs. According to the story, about “5,000 chemical warheads, shells or aviation bombs” were found scattered across Iraqi soil. The U.S. government buried the cases from both the public and the troops. As a result, injured soldiers did not receive proper medical treatment. They also found 500 tons of yellowcake uranium that was shipped out to Canada and then here to be buried which was Saddam’s nuclear program. I remember reading about finding the yellowcake uranium, but it wasn’t in the national news rather on sites like Drudge or World Net Daily at the time. So Bush didn’t lie as the left loved to say and I hope this revelation coming out now vindicates him.
Recently Rush Limbaugh explained it eloquently and perfectly on his radio show which I have excerpted below:
“The issue of Iraq’s WMD remnants was suddenly thrust back into the fore this week, with a blockbuster New York Times report accusing the Bush administration of covering up American troops’ chemically induced wounds. To people familiar with the issue, both inside that administration and outside, the blame for the coverup falls on one particular set of shoulders: Karl Rove’s.”
There are a lot of insiders dumping on Karl Rove here for covering up the news that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. They weren’t discovered shortly after the invasion. It took a year or two. And Rove didn’t want to look back. He didn’t want to revive the story, so goes the story here. He just wanted to sweep it under the rug and continue to look forward…….. From the moment the Iraq war began in 2003, the Democrat Party, after a couple days of making it look like they were all for it because public support was, it didn’t take long before the Democrat Party and the media began an ongoing, never-ending 24/7, 365 effort to discredit it, to discredit the effort, to discredit the war, to discredit the motivation.
(Remember John Kerry saying “I voted for the180 billion before I voted against it.” )?
They did everything they could to undermine every aspect of it, and in the process they drove their own supporters insane with hatred for George W. Bush. You could arguably say now, since there were weapons of mass destruction, that all of this that happened, all of the mischaracterizations of the military in Iraq — remember John Kerry and Jack Murtha said, oh, they’re racist and they’re terrorists and they’re blowing down doors in homes in Iraq, our troops and the Marines in Haditha. And they were going in and terrorizing women and children. Kerry is out there making this allegation, trying to sabotage the surge before Petraeus had even testified on this. ….. The Democrat Party and the media did everything they could to lose that war and saddle that loss around the neck of George W. Bush. And of course leading their charge, which they thought gave them credibility, was there weren’t any weapons of mass destruction. The whole thing was unnecessary. Bush lied, people died, remember all this?
So in the midst of it we now learn there were weapons of mass destruction, chemical weapons and so forth that were found, military people are coming out of the woodwork now admitting it. They were told to put a lid on it back then because the Bush administration didn’t want to go back in time. They had a philosophy in the White House: Never respond to criticism. Never defend yourself against any criticism no matter what happens because that’ll just prolong the story. They had a belief, just let it go because the news cycle will take care of it. “Okay, they’re calling us chumps today, but there will be a new story tomorrow and everybody will forget about it.”
That’s not what happened. All of these charges and all of these allegations just piled on, one on top of another, and it became a full-fledged indictment and an allegation against the entire premise of the Iraq war. And over half of this country was talked into literal hatred for the administration, for the military, for the war, and even to a certain extent the War on Terror. And it was unnecessary. And Rove has even admitted now that one of the big mistakes he made strategically while he was chief of staff of the White House was letting some of these allegations day to day, whatever they were, not just about the Iraq war, but let ’em all go by and not comment on it. And he’s absolutely right about that.
But this one is particularly damaging because those five years of pounding, the five years of never-ending charges that Bush lied, people died, you got the books and the movies on how to assassinate Bush. The disrespect that was foisted upon the US military. The illegitimacy of their existence. The illegitimacy of the mission. The illegitimacy of the Bush administration, and all of that was allowed to happen because somebody decided to not report that they had indeed found weapons of mass destruction. Man, what a miscalculation.
I hope this vindicates Bush in the history books. Better late than never. However now ISIS and Syria have the weapons of mass destruction found in Iraq that weren’t collected or destroyed.
- Dallas may declare state of disaster
- 3 Schools in Texas and Ohio closed due to Ebola
- 21-day Quarantine not long enough as much as 12% of the time
The Ebola virus in the United States seems far beyond the control of the Obama Administration’s Centers for Disease Control and so far, health care workers and the economy seem to be taking the punishment for it.
On NBC’s “Today Show” this morning, Texas Presbyterian Nurse Briana Aguirre told host Matt Lauer that she watched fellow healthcare workers “violate basic principles of nursing” and that the hospital had not provided any protocols on the handling of an Ebola patient. When they contacted the hospital’s infectious disease control office to ask what the protocols were, Briana said, they were told that “they didn’t know” and would have to get back to them.
Aguirre went on to say that the protective gear that they were given did not fully cover their exposed skin leaving their necks entirely vulnerable to splashes of bodily fluids.
For months Americans have been told by the President and his head of the CDC, Dr. Tom Frieden, that there were procedures in place and that the healthcare system and the CDC were ready to deal with Ebola cases – the public is struggling to believe them.
Just last week Dr. Frieden blamed nurses for failing to follow protocol. Listening to Nurse Aguirre’s interview this morning, it would appear as though protocols and equipment were neither in place nor trained upon.
Now, the CDC has instituted rapid response teams to fly out to hospitals where an Ebola case is suspected. With recent events, it may be too little, too late.
Two nurses have since been diagnosed with Ebola. Nina Pham and Amber Vinson. Both were exposed to Mr. Duncan, the Ebola patient at Texas Hospital that flew into the United States with the infection.
Nina was quarantined, but Amber was allowed by the CDC to fly on a commercial airliner after she contacted them to inform them that she had a fever – the first sign of an infection. The CDC is now frantically searching for all 132 people on that shared that flight with her.
Even the economy is not immune to this highly-infectious killer. While Europe’s debt issues and widespread deflation are one aspect, Ebola fears are helping to push the stock market into free-fall.
Since the CDC first confirmed the first U.S. case on September 30th, the DOW has lost about 900 points – over 5% of it’s value just.. gone. Today’s DOW futures show another 200+ point drop in the offering at open.
Airline stocks have been hammered despite rapidly dropping oil prices. Fuel is a huge input costs and a main driver of ticket prices. Investors expect a massive drop in people willing to fly due to the spread of the disease. The CDC allowing an Ebola-exposed nurse with a fever fly may just make that come true.
As Ebola fear escalates in the country, investors are concerned that people will avoid crowds like those at stores, malls, restaurants and tourist destinations. With the holiday shopping season just beginning to kick-up, the timing could be catastrophic for the American economy especially after the disappointing retail sales numbers from last month.
The headlines read “Dems Bench Obama” and “Party Turns Against Pelosi.” While these are all fun to watch, Republicans should be wary and not fall into the trap of a false sense of security as this is an election year and the democrats are in a for tight race to preserve their seats and gain a few. This is all to pave the way for Hillary in 2016. The release of Panetta’s book criticizing Obama while he is still in office is also tied to paving the way for Hillary. It wouldn’t surprise me if she and Panetta planned this as payback to Obama for screwing her out of the presidency in 2008.
Recently a group known as Campus Reform went to Harvard to ask students which is a bigger threat to world peace America or ISIS? They all naturally blamed America. They are obviously being brainwashed by the Marxist professors in colleges today that hate America. Sure we have our mistakes and aren’t perfect, but neither is any other country. We have liberated more countries from dictatorships and tyranny than any nation. We give aid to countries that hate us in the millions and never receive any thanks in return.
We won that war in Iraq when we liberated those people from Saddam’s wrath. (And for those that say we didn’t find any WMD’s I consider 500 tons of Sarin gas a WMD which we shipped out to be buried here somewhere). People could vote including women. Remember the purpled fingers? Women could hold jobs and teach in the schools. Veils were optional. They had free elections. We built schools and office buildings for them and brought them out of the dark ages to the 20th century. They had a new constitution. But you won’t hear about that in any college course or media today.
Then along came Obama,a community organizer with no experience, declaring to end the war and pulled the troops out thinking everything would be honky dory if we only pulled out of there. In 2007 Bush warned of the evil consequences of pulling out too soon saying all we accomplished would be lost. Obama didn’t listen to his generals and advisors or consult with Bush and all we accomplished was indeed lost as ISIS took over city after city destroying everything we did and putting people back under Sharia law once again declaring death to Isreal and the U.S. The goal of Islam is world domination and hatred for America and jihad is preached in these mosques here. The Oklahoma beheader Alton Nolen is a prime example from what he learned in the mosque he attended. So I ask you who is really a bigger threat to world peace? America is according to these so called educated morons.
Russ Revell,a YouTube user who commented on the post, said the students in the video are well-spoken but may not fully have a complete understanding of the world.
“They all have very good vocabularies, unfortunately their understanding of the world has been corrupted by progressive ideas and professors with their own socialist agenda.”
I also agree with this comment:
American has always been the most generous country in the world and maybe these students don’t realize that??? They better get a grip!! We gave them our soldiers’ lives, our money, our food, health and aid, support of all kinds and yet many hate us but we still keep on giving; now teachers are teaching our kids to hate us and that is all our fault???? what is wrong with this picture!!! We are not the biggest threat, it is the ignorant people of the world with narrow minds!
As David Kupelian ,Vice President of World Net Daily said in a letter to his readers:
|Today, we endure daily news of the outrageously lawless and perverse Obama presidency – the weak and timid response to a fast-metastasizing Islamic caliphate in the Middle East, bent on Christian genocide and all manner of brutality; a wide-open southern border, allowing terrorists and criminals to freely enter our national home; a nonsensical Ebola policy that allows the fearsome disease multiple avenues of entry into America; as well as the usual variety of manufactured crises, economic chaos, cascading scandals, “high crimes” and rising calls for impeachment. But in truth, the entire Obama presidency is one huge scandal, leading our great nation into utter financial, political, cultural and spiritual catastrophe.|
|Now we have this national ebola health scare. Is this another manufactured crisis by Obama to distract once again from his failure with ISIS? As I’ve mentioned In previous blogs every time one crisis gets out of hand created by him a new one always arises. We had Fast and Furious, the NSA scandal then the IRS scandal then Benghazi, then The VA scandal, then the threat of ISIS and now Ebola. Obama is so desperate for his legacy and it’s nowhere to be found except for Obamacare and hopefully that will be repealed by the republicans so senior citizens 75 and over can once again be eligible for medical benefits rather than just be put on a pain pill.|
In my last blog I wrote about the signs for the end of times and one was disease and pestilence throughout the world. Now we see signs of ebola in Spain, Australia and Paris as well as here. Young kids in this country are dying from this entrovirus, nine so far. You can’t tell me this isn’t from that influx of kids who came across our border and then were distributed throughout the country without being tested. This virus didn’t break out until then and now the feds are covering up saying it is just a mutated virus of one that already existed. Sorry I don’t believe that!!!!
|FEDS SCRAMBLE TO CALM PUBLIC ON EBOLA…Plane cleaners strike at LaGuardia…
EU politicians using crisis to demand sharp curbs in immigration…(what we should do here)
(Video by Jeremy Griffith)
Al Franken’s conservative opponent Mike McFadden is closing in the polls as he makes the rounds of rural Minnesota. McFadden met with a small but enthusiastic crowd in Rochester to talk about health care Friday. The opponents met for a debate in Duluth on Wednesday. You can see the full debate on You Tube here.
The latest polling from Real Clear politics has McFadden closing within 8-9 points on the incumbent Franken. In 2008 Franken trailed his opponent Norm Coleman but about the same amount but won by a slim margin of 312 votes after a long legal wrangle and vote recounts.
The Pentagon released gun camera footage from successful attacks on ISIS and Khorasan targets inside of Syria.
The first is a training barracks/residential area where fighters-in-training would be housed:
Here’s the complete video of the released airstrikes. Wade through the President’s political spin and catch several successful strikes by our brave military members.
While exiting the presidential helicopter, Marine One, Obama thought that properly saluting the marines guarding his exit was just a bit to troublesome.
Of course, the story is more complicated that the opening sentence. The President was forced to hold absolutely nothing in his left hand while he saluted the marines with his coffee-encumbered right.
The U.S. Navy Manual (the Marine Corps is part of the Navy) has a section entitled “Procedures for Saluting.” In it, there are listed a few reasons one may not properly salute:
e. In some situations, the salute is not appropriate. In general, do not salute when:
(1) Engaged in routine work when a salute would interfere.
(2) Indoors, except when under arms.
(3) Carrying articles with both hands or being otherwise so occupied as to make saluting impractical.
(4) The rendition of the salute is obviously inappropriate, such as in places of public assemblage such as
theaters or churches, and in public conveyances.
I am not sure if perhaps the routine work of disembarking his private, high-cost, tax-payer provided helicopter counts as (1) or if perhaps Mr. President is packing heat under that jacket so that (3) applies.
(3) Would only apply if “occupied” could be replaced with “thinking about golfing.”
Where an exception could be granted would be (4) as he is exiting a method of public.. oops, never mind. This conveyance is his and his only.
The key being that if an excusable consideration had occurred Obama could have just not saluted at all. Instead, he chose to give a half-hearted, disrespectful and nearly callous version of the military courtesy.
While some excuses will be made that one or more exceptions might apply to Obama’s faux-pas (hasn’t the media excused the other bunches of them), this one should be left to dangle around his scrawny neck.
Sure, he could claim to be too busy, have too much in his hands, be otherwise engaged in other work or what have you. Our fighting men and women deserve the simple common courtesy of their commander letting them know that they are more than an afterthought – that they are worth his attention.
Can you just imaging the outrage if a marine, soldier, airmen or sailor saluted President Obama with a cup of coffee in their hands – or not at all.
A frequent guest on my show is Major General Paul Vallely (ret). He usually discusses his wonderment at the silence of the “Big Brass” in the military that don’t agree with this administration’s “game plan,” or lack thereof, as it pertains to the Middle East and ISIS. I knew it wouldn’t be long before the men and women of the military with their high standards and moral values would eventually start to spew.
Unlike the henchmen of Hitler who followed orders fearing for their lives or simply for the glory of their motherland, most of our military troops fight because they believe in what this country stands for. They love this country and they want it’s citizens to be free and they want this country to be seen as the great bastion of freedom that it was and will become again.
Ultimately, our military is loyal to the country, not to the Commander in Chief. They know how to follow orders. They have been trained that they are part of a bigger picture and not to question, just do. But there’s an integrity alarm that starts to go off in their heads when someone who has never even played a game of Battleship starts to dictate war games and strategy.
Let me step back. In the “real world,” CEO’s are not CFO’s and they are not COO’s. Plumbers are not carpenters; electricians are not sheet metal workers. Why? Because you can’t know everything with the level of competency needed to be effective and succeed. You have to take what your managers tell you and go with it. You trusted them enough to hire them; now let them do their job. Everyone has their area of expertise because of their experience and, in a lot of cases, because of their natural ability in that area.
As of a few months ago, military experts were backing their Commander in Chief. They were following orders. But when they see orders being handed down as a death sentence for the people we are supposed to be protecting and for our men and women in uniform, as they see the continued practice of their Commander in Chief disregarding the advice and recommendations of his experts, they can’t take it.
Mr. Obama fancies himself as infallible. Maybe he believed those fools at MSNBC when they called him America’s messiah. But it was only a matter of time. There are cracks in the Obama Dam, and his military experts will turn on him.
As Mr. Obama keeps telling everyone, “there will be no American boots on the ground” and “I won’t put our men and women of the military in harm’s way.” His generals are starting to have the kind of heartburn that makes you get out of bed and do something about it.
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Omar Gonzalez hopped the White House grounds fence, got into the building and reportedly even gained access to the Presidential Residence before Secret Service agents were able to stop him. What the reports downplay is that Omar was probably on anti-psychotic medications – just like several other recently dangerous events.
Mr. Gonzalez, 42, served his county in the U.S. Army from 1997 until medical retirement in 2008. While the Army won’t share member’s reasons for leaving the service, Omar’s wife did.
Omar’s ex-wife says he was medically retired due to plantar fasciitis (a foot disorder) and that he suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). His ex-wife also confirmed that Omar had been prescribed medications for PTSD.
Traumatic events affect people in different ways. Some can wall-off the event(s) and carry on. Others are affected by the event(s) for long periods of time. For those haunted by past events, medications are often prescribed.
The most common medicines offered are SSRI’s, or, Selective Seratonin Reuptake Inhibitors. These are considered anti-depression medications.
What’s odd is how much the reports downplay the condition and the medication. While PTSD can often be treated with therapy and support, the rapid increase in the use of anti-psychotic drugs to treat conditions like PTSD and ADD is alarming.
This fence-jumping event is just the latest high-profile event to feature someone on anti-depressants. Columbine, Sandy Hook, the Navy Yard, the Aurora theater shooting, and many many more all were performed by men on anti-psychotic meds.
Recent reports have demonstrated that anti-psychotic medications re-arrange the brain’s architecture almost immediately. What could go wrong?
A single dose of a popular class of psychiatric drug used to treat depression can alter the brain’s architecture within hours. – The New York Times
Most Americans could not even fathom how they or a family member might react if their brain chemistry was suddenly altered. Pushing it on war veterans and troubled teens may not be all that responsible and worse, could be a factor in recent high-profile violence.
At some point, our leaders need to consider the role anti-psychotics play in violent events – so why don’t they?
Congressional members and the President are heavily lobbied by drug makers. Anti-psychotic drugs are a huge boon to drug-maker’s bottom lines. The math is not that hard.
The Oscala, FL city council had previously passed an ordinance preventing citizens from walking around with pants that showed their undergarments or worse.. their butts. The NAACP threatened to file suit against the “saggy pants” ordinance and Oscala blinked.
Local NAACP President Loretta Pompey Jenkins said that the issue should not be dealt with through government agencies.
Dale Landry, of the Florida state NAACP said “it’s going to be black males that are the subject of this.”
Landry’s assertion is that because mainly black males show their underwear or buttocks in public, the regulation to prevent it is clearly racist.
The NAACP seems disinterested in improving the quality of life of the black community and instead have become the puppet of those that have no interest in elevating the African-American community as far as possible.
If all the NAACP can do for black Americans is to protect the right to show some butt, I have no idea why black Americans feel that the NAACP speaks for them.
It turns out that Furgeson, Missouri martyr Michael Brown is less the hero and more the perpetrator as police reports, witness accounts and images show “Big Mike” Brown to be a thug, bully and if nothing else, a criminal.
The following police report shows that Brown and an associate “Johnson” were involved in stealing from a convenience store during which the media darling and proposed civil rights martyr assaults the shop owner on camera.
Here’s the complete shoplifting camera video footage from the store showing Brown and friends accosting the store owner in order to steal a few cheap cigars. Trivial to Michael Brown, but inventory that would be key to revenue for the poor shop owner.
It would seem that the Black Panthers, NAACP, Al Sharpton and others have once again chosen their political agendas over what is good and right for our nation. It’s no wonder that many inside the community are speaking out against their ridiculous approach to fixing the issues of our day.