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The Right of the People to be Secure in their Persons, Houses, Papers, and Effects,
Against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures,
Shall Not Be Violated


Saturday, September 13, 2014


From Breitbart:
The US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA), Al Nusra Front, and the Islamic State have paired together in order to fight President Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian Armed Forces, according to statements from multiple commanders from within the FSA. 
“We are collaborating with the Islamic State and the Nusra Front by attacking the Syrian Army’s gatherings in… Qalamoun,” said Bassel Idriss, a commander of a Free Syrian Army brigade. 
“Our battle is with the Assad regime, and it is on Syrian lands only,” he told to Lebanon’s Daily Star. According to another Free Syrian Army commander, the combining of forces with the Islamist terror outfits was needed in order to achieve the greater good. 
“We have reached a point where we have to collaborate with anyone against unfairness and injustice,” said FSA commander Abu Khaled. 
“Let’s face it: The Nusra Front is the biggest power present right now in Qalamoun and we as FSA would collaborate on any mission they launch as long as it coincides with our values,” the commander concluded. 
Over the weekend, President Obama told NBC’s Chuck Todd: “we have a Free Syrian Army and a moderate opposition that we have steadily been working with that we have vetted. They have been on the defensive, not just from ISIL, but also from the Assad regime. And what-you know, if you recall, at the West Point speech that I gave, I said, we need to put more resources into the moderate opposition..” 
In July, several factions within the Free Syrian Army decided to pledge allegiance to the Islamic State terror group. 
The Obama administration has over the past couple years delivered weapons and supplies to the Free Syrian Army. 
According to intelligence assessments, the United States has trained some 20,000 FSA fighters. 
The administration reportedly has provided FSA with small arms, assault rifles, shoulder-fired rocket-propelled grenades, and TOW anti-tank missiles. 
A US official told the NY Daily News that the Central Intelligence Agency was training the FSA on how to use the weapons that the US had agreed to distribute.
It has been said that ISIS is a quantum leap above other Arab forces. It is like nothing we have heretofore seen.

History will likely show, IMO, that America trained ISIS in weapons-use and battle strategy via it's forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, and now Syria.


Syrian Rebels: We’ll Use US Weapons to Fight Assad, Not ISIS, Whether Obama Likes It or Not



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Obama to Americans: You didn't build that --- Obama to Muslims: You didn't destroy that

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Dockyard attackers planned to hijack Navy frigate

From Dawn:
KARACHI: While the Navy continues to remain tight-lipped about the attack on its dockyard in West Wharf on Sept 6, having issued a bare-bones statement 48 hours after the incident, further details have been obtained by Dawn that reveal the extent of radicalisation within the Navy. 
According to informed sources, the attack was carried out entirely by serving Navy personnel, along with Owais Jakharani, a former Navy cadet who could have been given access inside without too much trouble. 
“It seems the intention was to hijack PNS Zulfiqar [a frigate purchased from China and inducted in July 2009],” said one of these sources. 
“The group of would-be hijackers, led by a senior officer, was even saluted by the guard at the bottom of the gangway, before another became suspicious of their intentions and alerted other personnel.” 
According to another source, no fewer than 17 more individuals — all Navy personnel, including the three arrested from Mastung in Balochistan while reportedly trying to make their way to Afghanistan — have been rounded up based on information extracted from those apprehended. 
It is believed the suspects are currently being interrogated at one of the military’s interrogation centres. 
Also, while Commander Kamran Asif told Associated Press that the militants were armed with rocket launchers, assault rifles and hand-grenades, Dawn has been given information that the weapons had already been smuggled into the dockyard and had been stored in lockers by the rogue personnel. 
There has been considerable speculation on whether the attackers arrived at the dockyard by sea or took the West Wharf road that leads to the site. 
According to a fisheries worker, when fishermen make their way back into the harbour from the open sea, four to five Navy patrol boats carrying heavily armed personnel check their vessels when they pass the dockyard. 
But as it turns out, neither the sea nor the land route was needed for entry for all but one of the attackers. The Navy, it seems, was keen to keep the entire incident under wraps from the outset.
Hmmm...abandoned American military equipment, Benghazi inventory, missing mh370, opposing troops stripped to underwear prior to being murdered...

ISIS/ISIL/IS is certainly accumulating quite the inventory with which to veil their next incursions.
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OFFICIALS WITHOUT VIRTUE: Eric Holder's DOJ Conspires with House Oversight's Elijah Cummings in Massive IRS Cover-Up

From Investor's Business Daily:
IRS: An aide to the attorney general accidentally calls the office of the House Oversight Committee chairman, asking for help in spinning the defense of the agency whose head just said they obey the law when they can. 
We have commented many times of the all-too-cozy relationship between the IRS and Democratic members of the House and Senate, with members writing to the agency demanding that specific conservative groups and political action committees they find particularly irritating be subject to the "special scrutiny" that the Tea Party and other conservative and religious groups were subjected to in the ongoing scandal. 
Of particular interest to us has been Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., ranking member on Rep. Darrell Issa's House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, who has made every effort to keep the committee from finding out the true extent of IRS corruption and abuse of power in its targeting of conservatives. 
As we've noted, emails released by Issa, a California Republican, show that Cummings' Democratic staff had requested information from the IRS' tax-exempt division, the one headed by Lois Lerner, on True the Vote, a conservative group that monitors polling places for voter fraud and supports the use of voter IDs, something that Cummings opposes. 
"The IRS and the Oversight Minority made numerous requests for virtually identical information from True the Vote, raising concerns that the IRS improperly shared, protected taxpayer information with Rep. Cummings' staff," the Oversight panel said in a statement. 
According to Issa, Cummings and his staff sought "copies of all training materials used for volunteers, affiliates or other entities" from True the Vote. Five days later, True the Vote received an almost identical request for information from the IRS. 
As we reported, Holly Paz, the deputy of Lois Lerner who headed the IRS division handling tax-exempt organizations, had forwarded True the Vote's 990 forms (on which nonprofit groups report their financial information) to Cummings' staff. 
Now we have Brian Fallon, a former aide to New York Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer and a communications aide to Attorney General Eric Holder, who mistakenly called Issa's office thinking it was the office of Cummings and asked for help in leaking documents to selected reporters for the purpose of creating media spin before Issa and his committee could make them public. 
As Jonathan Strong reports at Breitbart News, now the subject of an IRS audit, a letter sent by Issa to Holder about the call "describes Fallon as 'audibly shaken' when he realizes his request to leak documents to help get ahead of news stories about them was mistakenly made to the very office he was seeking to undermine." 
Strong reports that "Issa believes the call was intended to be made to Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings' staff, the ranking member of the oversight panel, the letter said." 
According to Issa, the documents related to one Andrew Strelka, the former Lerner staffer who handled lawsuits stemming from the Tea Party targeting, whom the committee demanded be turned over to them for questioning. 
Strelka has been a missing person in addition to the missing emails, whereabouts unknown. Strelka later worked for a time as an attorney in the Justice Department's tax division, a clear and troubling conflict of interest. 
On Sept. 3, Republican Congressman Jim Jordan wrote an angry letter to Holder, demanding to know the whereabouts of former DOJ and Lerner staffer Strelka, or at least be given his contact information, suggesting that the Justice Department was deliberately trying to keep Strelka under wraps. 
This tangled web of corruption and deceit does not end at the IRS but weaves its way through the corridors of the Justice Department and the halls of Congress.
Is there a Racial aspect to this coverup, with Obama, Holder, and Elijah Cummings, all African-Americans seeking to use the power of the IRS to suppress to power of the Tea Party vote?

Yeah, I sound paranoid.

But let us consider how many times Elijah Cummings has explicitly accused the Tea Party of Racism.
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O Mio Babbino Caro

Anna Netrebko
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Obama's plan to stop Islamic State is just about over, before it has even started

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From Britain First:
Smiling widely, seven-year-old Mary Ann Shipstone sits happily among a carpet of bluebells. 
Yesterday afternoon, the little girl died in hospital after being gunned down by her estranged father. 
She was shot in the head by Egyptian Yasser Alromisse, 46, after his English convert wife rejected Islam and him. 
He fired the fatal shot while his daughter played outside her house in the quiet village of Northiam, East Sussex, on Thursday afternoon. 
She had returned from school and was excited about celebrating her eighth birthday next week. 
Her mother, Lyndsey Shipstone, 42, screamed, ‘He’s got a gun’ before her estranged Muslim husband shot Mary Ann and then killed himself. 
She raced outside, gathered her daughter in her arms and laid her on a sofa inside. 
The penalty for rejecting or leaving Islam is death. 
People are regularly executed in Muslim countries for such ‘crimes’.
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"Just Kill." Both a Description and a Command. Islamists: Time Management Professionals.

Prosecutors: Suspect Charged In Murders Of NJ College Student, Seattle Men Was On ‘Bloody Crusade’ To Punish US

From CBS New York


  SEATTLE (CBSNewYork/AP) – Prosecutors in Washington state filed a third aggravated murder count against a man also charged with murder in New Jersey, alleging the four killings are part of a “bloody crusade” to punish the U.S. government for its foreign policies.

King County prosecutors charged Ali Muhammad Brown, 29, with first-degree aggravated murder Wednesday in the April 27 shooting of 30-year-old Leroy Henderson in Skyway, south of Seattle.
Brown was earlier charged with aggravated murder in the June 1 shooting deaths of two young men in Seattle, Ahmed Said and Dwone Anderson-Young.

Henderson was out walking late at night when he was shot. The young Seattle men were shot a short time after they left a nightclub.

In early August in Newark, Brown pleaded not guilty to killing a college student on June 25.
Brown and two alleged accomplices are accused of killing 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin as he stopped at a traffic light in West Orange on his way home.

Prosecutors said Brown pulled the trigger while Jeremy Villagran, 19, and Eric Williams, 18, acted as his accomplices.

Investigators said Brown then drove Tevlin’s vehicle to an apartment complex on Northfield Avenue where he stole undisclosed items from the victim.

Tevlin had just completed his freshman year at the University of Richmond in Virginia and was home from college for the summer.

All three suspects face murder, robbery and weapons charges. Brown is held on $5 million bail. His public defender had no comment at that court appearance.

As WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported, Brown told cops his mission was vengeance and said lives are taken every day by America, so “a life for a life.”

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“Civilization ‘In Jeopardy’ If GOP Takes Senate”

Nancy Pelosi
Daily Caller:
On the one hand, California U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi claims that Democrats are not “fear-mongers;” on the other hand, she believes civilization is doomed if Republicans take control of the Senate from Democrats in November.
The former speaker of the House made those dramatic, incongruous statements on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” which aired live from Washington, D.C. Friday.
Maher asked Pelosi about recent polling which shows that the GOP is likely to take over the upper chamber and asked, given gridlock in Washingon, why it matters that Democrats keep control.
“It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate,” Pelosi told Maher. “Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if the Republicans win the Senate.”
Democrats currently hold 53 seats in the Senate. Republicans have 45. Two independents caucus with Democrats.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/12/nancy-pelosi-civilization-in-jeopardy-if-gop-takes-senate-video/#ixzz3DCbpOySL

Maybe we need to read about civilization before we destroy it, so we can know what’s in it, Nan?
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Is there a moral hazard now in watching the NFL?

This morning the latest indication there is something BASICALLY wrong with the NFL has made itself apparent.

My love for the NFL began in an unlikely moment. The 35-0 destruction of the NY Giants (I liveed on LI at that moment) by Vince Lombardi and Vic Scott uttering ‘TOUCHDOWN, GREEN BAY’ each time that brick with legs Jim Taylor crossed the line and just DROPPED the ball.

Since the 1969 defeat of the HATED COLTS (nearly all of my college fraternity was from Baltimore, and there were 3 of us from the Shea stadium and east environs) I have paid attention every Sunday, and Monday and most Thursdays, and every Saturday (late in the season).

And the day the Pats beat the Rams …ooooohhhh. Bill for prez!!!

But now…
Jovan Belcher, Aaron Hernandez, Ray Rice and the league’s seeming rule that SLUGGING a woman is only 1/2 as egregious as smoking weed, and this morning, Adrian Peterson really marked up his child and is facing felony charges FROM A GRAND JURY.

How many other stories have been written about out of control behavior?

Romanowski anyone?

By watching, and therefore paying for the commercials revenue, going to TV, and the owners and then the pockets of these CRIMINALS WE, EACH OF US are rewarding these asshole, murdering, wife beating, child abusers.
EACH OF US is facing a moral hazard.

Maybe we should be skipping this Sunday, or next, or see our ardor for this sport diminished by the type of player on the field. I don’t want to hear this is a ‘tiny minority of extremists’ excuse.

If the players among themselves cannot solve this on the field and in the clubhouse, if the owners in FIRING INSTANTLY those responsible for reprehensible behavior which reflects on their BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY fail, then the public who supports the game must take responsibility.

Maybe this weekend, next weekend, whenever, GO OUTSIDE, spend a few more hours with the wife and or kids, and go to a concert. Clean the yard. Make a bench. Be a Tim Taylor, or Mr Rogers a couple of more hours. READ A BOOK IN A PARK. Take a hike with the family or friends.

I have a feeling the TV NETWORKS facing a sudden drop in ratings will then be the ones to ENFORCE by contract amount the next step. Reduced TV revenue to the owners, who will CUT OFF those the coaches know have a problem.
And how will the teammates of those facing reduced earnings feel about their talented criminal fellows?


But make no mistake, right now it looks like it is coming down to the public.

We are that jury. And the remote is our verdict maker
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Aussie Muslim Leaders: Anti-Terror Alert Will Cause ‘Islamophobia’


From the Sydney Morning Herald:
Islamic leaders fear Australia’s heightened terror threat rating will victimise Muslims and deepen “Islamaphobia”. 
The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils says the country’s Muslim population – about 500,000 nationally – will be unfairly targeted and face increased prejudice due to the high terror alert announced on Friday. 
Federation spokesman Keysar Trad said raising Australia’s threat level to the point that a terrorist attack on Australian soil is considered likely will be a “dog whistle to hate writers in the media who will write more negative rhetoric directed at the Muslim community”. 
“This only increases pressure on the Muslim community and makes it even more difficult to feel like an Australian,” he said. Mr Trad said Muslims already faced unfair targeting by law enforcement and security authorities, but “what happens is that increases in times like this”. 
Australian Islamic Mission secretary Seyed Sheriffdeen said Friday’s decision was an overreaction, and raised suspicion that it was a tactic designed to “implant fear in the minds of Australians”.
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Friday, September 12, 2014

Herbie Hancock
Live in Europe at Stravinski Hall
Montreux '97

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Child exploitation still on ‘industrial scale’ in Rotherham

Note that "the man they feel failed them" ( he is not named here), gives as his excuse, this

He could not be responsible to the point of having to suffer conequences because it takes a village to raise children.



So what we see here is a Leftist using the Hilary Clinton notion that "it takes a village", which is another way of saying, raising children needs to be done according to Socialist principles so that everyone is responsible to help pay for each other's child-rearing,

but here the snake is using the same notion to deny that he ought to take any responsibility at all,

because, after all, the responsibility is diffuse throughout the whole system.

This is an example of how our system, poisoned by Leftism, has directly enabled 1400 children to be molested and sexually abused for over a decade in one relatively small town of 257,000 people.

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Thank goodness for YAF's school program

Thanks to Young Americans for Freedom, more than 250 schools around the USA have taken part in their special program for learning about the circumstances that led to 9-11. And:
If it weren't for the Foundation's student activists, most schools would ignore the anniversary of September 11. Even more worrisome are the professors who continue to blame America for the attacks. The Obama administration has even tried to change the meaning of 9/11 by turning the anniversary into a politically correct "national day of service." They would like us—and particularly young people—to forget who murdered nearly 3,000 innocent American men, women, and children.
No less worrisome is wondering how many of the same children will one day be learning in the same class as the crime-worshiping professors who blame the victims. I believe this is why YAF should make sure their program includes teaching students why they should be careful around ideologues who could espose dangerous beliefs, and teach why idol worship of flesh and blood humans can be ill advised.
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D.C. Catholic Cardinal Praises Islam, Calls Mohammed A “Prophet”

This man is a wolf in sheep's clothing. Francis ought to remove the man from his position IMMEDIATELY:
Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick offered Islamic religious phrases and insisted that Islam shares foundational rules with Christianity, during a Sept. 10 press conference in D.C. 
“In the name of God, the Merciful and Compassionate,” McCarrick said as he introduced himself to the audience at a meeting arranged by the Muslim Public Affairs Council. 
That praise of the Islamic deity is an important phrase in Islam, is found more than 100 times in the Koran, and is akin to the Catholic prayer, ”In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” 
McCarrick next claimed that “Catholic social teaching is based on the dignity of the human person… [and] as you study the holy Koran, as you study Islam, basically, this is what Muhammad the prophet, peace be upon him, has been teaching. “ 
Either the cardinal has studied the whole thing and does not know what he’s talking about, or he is making a somewhat misleading statement,” said Michael Meunier, head of the U.S. Copts Association. 
“The practice of the Muslim majority people that adhere to the Koran… have proven that is not correct.”
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Should've asked how Obama plans to defeat plummeting poll numbers. He'd have that answer on the tip of his tongue.

From IJ Review

By Kevin Boyd

During today’s press briefing, White House press secretary Josh Earnest was asked by a reporter what does “victory” against ISIS look like?

Earnest quipped: “I didn’t bring my Webster’s dictionary with me up here.”

After the reporters groaned, Earnest said “that’s a pretty illustrative phrase to describe the situation we envision.”

Essentially, Earnest never answered the question. Over two weeks ago, Josh Earnest couldn’t answer a simple question such as whether or not the U.S. is at war with ISIS.

The press secretary essentially went into his talking points about arming the Kurds, the Iraqis, and the Syrian rebels; there being no American combat troops; and building an international coalition to fight ISIS.

At a time when Americans feel unsafe because of this administration’s foreign policy, they deserve more than spin and and lame jokes. How can the White House have a strategy for “degrading” and “destroying” the Islamic State, when it can’t even define what “victory” looks like?
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Report: Boko Haram Has “Completely Surrounded” Vital City Of Maiduguri

The Muslims Are Restless

From the BBC:
Nigeria’s militant Islamists have “completely surrounded” Maiduguri, the main city in north-eastern Borno state, traditional elders have warned. 
The military needed to “fortify” the city, which had a population of more than two million, to prevent an assault “from all directions”, they said. 
The Boko Haram militants had “annexed” areas that were about 50km (30 miles) from Maiduguri, they said. Boko Haram declared a caliphate in areas it controls last month. 
Boko Haram has also captured territory in neighbouring Adamawa state, forcing people to flee into hills, where they are eating leaves, residents told the BBC. 
BEF said the military needed to “urgently fortify” the city, where Boko Haram was founded in 2002. 
“The insurgents have surrounded Maiduguri and are nursing the ambition of attacking the city from all directions,” BEF said.
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Greg Rucka sides with Islamic victimology

Besides the screenshot of Gene Ha's troubling retweet, here's another screenshot of a retweet by an overrated leftist comics writer, this time being one Greg Rucka, who retweeted an item from one of England's worst papers, the Guardian:
Sigh. As seen at the top left corner, Rucka retweeted this living-in-a-bubble apologia and victimhood, letting a serious downside of his show in the process. All on the eve of 2014's 9-11 Memorial. He actually buys into someone spouting taqqiya? I'd recommend he look to a better source on the issue at the Toronto Sun, and that he take a look at what Steve Crowder is quoting from the Koran in the following tweet:

So, who's Rucka going to believe? The word of a propagandist writing for one of the worst newspapers in the UK who doesn't acknowledge a single verse from within the Koran, or that of a guy stateside who cares about his country's safety and has the guts to cite one of the most telling verses from Islam's leading book?

And I hope Rucka's attending the 9-11 Memorial, because here's one Hollywooder who says liberals are turning a deaf ear and blind eye to 9-11. I don't think Rucka would want anybody to think he's just as bad as they are, would he?
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

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On The Transmigration Of Souls

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Bill Maher: "Vast Majorities of Muslims Believe That If You Leave the Muslim Religion, You Should Be Killed For It"

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Remembering 9-11, 13 years after

For this post on 2014's 9-11 Memorial, I'll add a couple tweets by noted writers:

And, a crucial reminder:

She's right. Anybody who's a realist knows 9-11 isn't the last, and since then, there have been other, similar tragedies like the horror at Fort Hood.
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This Week On The Gathering Storm

Listen to The Gathering Storm Radio Show, hosted by WC and Always On Watch.

The show broadcasts live for 30 minutes every Friday beginning at noon, Pacific Time.

The call-in number is 646-915-9870. Callers welcome!

Our scheduled guest this week is IQ al Rassooli.

Listen to the September 12, 2014 edition of The Gathering Storm Radio Show, live or later, by CLICKING HERE.

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I didn't really get to talk to my wife much during that day. A call early "Did you see what happened in New York?" Another "Do you know if they're closing the schools?"

An uncharacteristic call to my buddy and hiking partner working near Philly. Usually we communicated by email during the day. Never by phone. Backpacking plans on hold for now. Discussing how in the world someone could get control of those planes. "Well," I said "all they would have to do is fly them, guide them, right? They wouldn't need to know how to land them."

Late in the afternoon they reached my cousin's fiance. There had been some mix up with her reservations at the last minute and she actually had to stay at a different hotel about a mile from The Trade Center. She was getting ready to head to the conference there when events began to unfold. Cell traffic in and out of New York was jammed almost immediately so she had been unable to let anyone know.

My aunt reached my uncle while he was on the D.C. beltway on his way to his appointment. He doesn't usually have the radio on when driving so as soon as she told him what had happened he cancelled his sales call and drove straight home to Allentown.

My older daughters said they watched some of it on TV in school but not much.

I have been to many Civil War and Revolutionary battlefields. Memorials and cemeteries and so on.

I have never been to Ground Zero.

But I have another cousin who lives a stone's throw from Shanksville, as she did on that day.

Not long after 9/11 I became godfather to her youngest daughter. On the drive home we stopped in Shanksville.

A clear day like 9/11 was. A couple dozen cars in a makeshift parking area. Makeshift memorial board with pictures taped and thumb-tacked on. A chain link fence to keep folks back.

And, despite the small crowd, absolute silence except for the wind.

It was, and still is, the most hallowed, and humbling, place I've ever visited.


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"Daddy", said the three year old when I got home." they knocked the towers down."

I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race [is] not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.

For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so [are] the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.

-- Ecclesiastes 9:11,12 --


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North Tower Collapses 10:28 a.m.

"THIS IS WAR!" our radio communications tech.

We watched it live on the TV in dispatching.

I turned to the Williams Tech. He told me they had just ordered all their techs out of Harrisburg an hour west of us and no one was to go in until further notice.


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United Flight 93 Shanksville, Pa. 10:03 a.m.

Reports are coming in on the internet and radio and now TV set up in dispatch. Several planes in the air still. One headed toward Camp David. One hit Camp David. One headed toward the White House or Capitol. The Capitol is on fire. Etc.

My boss tells me the decision is for now to leave the phone lines open for all calls but if things get too crazy then we need to be ready to switch to gas leaks and other emergency calls only.

It didn't matter. By now the phones had gone eerily silent. America was too busy watching events unfold and talking to or trying to contact their loved ones.

Another call from my mom. No one could contact my cousin's fiance. She was supposed to be staying at the hotel between the towers for a conference there.

My aunt was trying to reach my uncle. He had a business appointment in D.C.


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South Tower Collapses 9:59 a.m.

"One of the towers collapsed!" mom said.

"What do you mean, part of it came off?"

"No, the whole thing just collapsed like an accordion."

Outside to have a smoke with the Area VP and some others.

"How many do you think were killed" asks someone.

"Could be as high as 50,000 depending on how many were able to get out, right?"

"oh my god"


"Holy shit"

A very subdued conversation, all things considered.


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"Oh my god you can see people jumping out of the towers."

"Make sure (my 3 year old) isn't watching any of this."


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American Airlines Flight 77 The Pentagon 9:37 a.m.

"Okay, they can stop this now." The third call from my mom.

"Stop what?"

"There's just been an explosion at the Pentagon. They don't know if it was a plane or a missile or a bomb."

Back in to my boss.

"Holy shit!"

He needs to contact some honchos. We're a gas utility and we may have security concerns on our hands.


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United Airlines Flight 175 South Tower 9:03 a.m.

My mom called again. She said a second plane had hit the other tower.

"Where did you hear that?"

"I was watching the news and saw it happen!" A little panic in her voice.

What the hell is going on. It can't be a second accident because of smoke from the first. Are we being attacked? Still not able to find much on the internet and not much time to look at the moment.

Walked in and told my boss this as well. Then back to the irksome problem.


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American Airlines Flight 11 North Tower 8:46 a.m.

I got the first phone call from my mom. The news was reporting a small light aircraft had crashed into one of the World Trade Center Towers.

Well, that's weird, I thought. I did a quick check of the internet news sites (CNN, MSNBC and ABC) but found nothing. I walked in and told my boss then went back to fixing my irksome little problem.


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What was Obama trying to achieve saying ‘ISIS is not Islamic’?

Was he asserting HIS OWN interpretation of Islam?

Was he saying no religion can condone killing of innocents and therefore ISIS is irreligious in general? If so, WHO IS INNOCENT? ISIS would claim only those who are muslim, or CONVERT to Islam can be innocent. They have said they have been ordered (as was Muhammad) to fight the people until they worship Allah only in the way Muhammad was ordered to (8:39). Is Obama the one to deny that is Islam? No, really, is he?

Was Obama’s statement because he is  afraid of the USA being actually filled with his vision of Officer Wilson's (Ferguson, REMEMBER THAT?) and we would run amok like the bunch of crackers we really are seeking out Muslims to abuse? (P.S., THERE IS NO WAY THIS SOCIETY WOULD TOLERATE THAT, and after 9/11 we did not ..kooks were stepped on - HARD)

Why would Obama make a counterintuitve claim so breathtaking that it came out in this household as, ‘What are you going to believe Americans, me or your lying eyes?’

This assertion left everyone here looking at each other like ‘WTF?’

As the first statement in this justification for what followed we had to FORCE ourselves to pay attention after that.

Whatever Barack Obama was trying to say with this assertion went right by us here in Epa-Land (also known as Norman Rockwell land).

It lands as another incomprehensible, probable self deception, to justify in his own world view why he does the things he does.

His touting of the ‘successes’ against Islamist (?) terror in Somalia nd Yemen firm up this view of his view. WHAT SUCCESSES?

If his world view is so out of sync with objective reality, then what can he be trying to achieve?
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It was a beautiful fall day, wasn't it? That's what everyone says. The crisp air that morning. Clear mile high blue skies.

I was still dealing with Lyme disease and my course of doxycycline so maybe I didn't appreciate the day as much as usual. or maybe it was just another day at work.

We had been having a small yet particularly irksome and persistent problem within the call center ACD. The Williams tech was on site working with me to resolve it.


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Top Ten Koran Verses For Understanding ISIS

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Key reports detailing child sexual exploitation have disappeared from the archives, the outgoing chief executive of Rotherham Council tells MPs.
Martin Kimber said he had not seen a full copy of a 2002 report, had never seen a 2003 report and only saw a 2006 report on Sunday.
report published earlier this month found at least 1,400 children were abused in the town from 1997-2013.
 It appears the governments of the UK are taking lessons from the Lois Learner approach to incriminating evidence of grotesque government abuse
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Once Again… Barack Obama Lectures ISIS on Proper Islamic Behavior

ISIL is not “Islamic.” No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim. And ISIL is certainly not a state. It was formerly al Qaeda’s affiliate in Iraq, and has taken advantage of sectarian strife and Syria’s civil war to gain territory on both sides of the Iraq-Syrian border. It is recognized by no government, nor the people it subjugates. ISIL is a terrorist organization, pure and simple. And it has no vision other than the slaughter of all who stand in its way.


CAIR Tells Obama To Declare ISIS Has Nothing To Down With Islam During Address To Nation



Obama Using Bush’s 2001 Authorization To Use Military Force To Attack ISIS… One Problem, He Vowed To Repeal It


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Humpday Blues

Smokin' Joe Kubek and B'nois King

01. Burnin' to the Ground
02. I Saw it Coming
03. Crazy World
04. My Heart's in Texas
05. Tell Me Why
06. Better Be Getting it On
07. Where I Want to Be
08. She's Too Busy
09. I Need More
10. Make it Right
11. Healthy Mama

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014



Free Beacon:

U.S. Confirms ISIL Planning Infiltration of U.S. Southern Border

A senior Homeland Security (DHS) official confirmed to Congress on Wednesday that militants associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) are planning to enter the United States via the porous southern border.
Francis Taylor, under secretary for intelligence and analysis at DHS, told senators during a hearing that ISIL supporters are known to be plotting ways to infiltrate the United States through the border.
“There have been Twitter, social media exchanges among ISIL adherents across the globe speaking about that as a possibility,” Taylor told Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) in response to a question about “recent reports on Twitter and Facebook of messages that would urge infiltration into the U.S. across our southwestern border.”
“Certainly any infiltration across our border would be a threat,” Taylor said, explaining that border security agents are working to tighten measures that would prevent this from taking place.
“I’m satisfied we have the intelligence and the capability on our border that would prevent that activity,” Taylor said.
However, McCain was dubious, referring to recent videos released by activist James O’Keefe showing him crossing the border while wearing an Osama bin Laden mask.
Asked by McCain why agents did not stop O’Keefe, Taylor could not provide an answer.
“You can’t answer it because they weren’t there to stop him,” McCain responded.
“The fact is there are thousands of people who are coming across our border who are undetected and not identified, and for you to sit there and tell me that we have the capability or now have the proper protections of our southwest border, particularly in light of the urgings over Facebook and Twitter [by ISIL] for people to come across our southwestern border, is a great concern to the citizens of my state.”
Taylor admitted that more must be done to shore up border security in light of ongoing threats.
“The security at the southwestern border is of great concern to the department and I certainly understand the concerns of the citizens of your state,” he told McCain. “If I gave you the impression I thought the border security was what it needed to be to protect against all the risks coming across the state that’s not what I meant to say.”
There is little evidence to prove that ISIL militants or other terror actors would be stopped if they attempt to cross the border, McCain said.
“I don’t think there’s any doubt, I don’t see when you look at ISIS and the growth and influence of ISIS that it would be logical [to claim they would be stopped], as they’re saying on Facebook and Twitter, to come across our southwest border because they can get across,” he said.
Other U.S. officials have warned ahead of President Obama’s speech this evening that ISIL is growing in strength and seeking the capability to attack America directly.
“We remain mindful of the possibility that an ISIL-sympathizer—perhaps motivated by online propaganda—could conduct a limited, self-directed attack here at home with no warning,” Matthew Olsen, director of the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center, said in a recent speech.
“We have seen ISIL use a range of media to tout its military capabilities, executions of captured soldiers, and consecutive battlefield victories,” Olsen said. “More recently, the group’s supporters have sustained this momentum on social media by encouraging attacks in the U.S. and against U.S. interests in retaliation for our airstrikes. ISIL has used this propaganda campaign to draw foreign fighters to the group, including many from Western countries.”


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Planned Parenthood: ISIS Edition

There's no reasoning with people like this. 


From Rightwing News

French ISIS Fighter Who Killed 4 During Attack On Jewish Museum In Brussels Beheaded Baby After Raping Mother


A freed French hostage held with David Haines has said one of his kidnappers took a perverse pleasure in torturing Syrian prisoners, and had boasted of how he had raped and killed a young mother before beheading her baby.

Nicolas Hénin, a journalist, identified one of his kidnappers as Mehdi Nemmouche [pictured above], 29, the French jihadist awaiting trial in Brussels for shooting dead four people at the city’s Jewish Museum after returning to Europe.

He gave details of torture inflicted on prisoners by Isil militants holding the British aid worker David Haines. Mr Hénin described hearing beatings going on all night until the dawn prayer. He said he had been beaten by Mr Nemmouche, adding: “I don’t know if he [Nemmouche] tortured other western prisoners.”

However, Mr Hénin’s account matches reports of beatings inflicted on other hostages including James Foley and Steven Sotloff, the two American journalists who have been beheaded in the past month.

Mr Hénin described Mr Nemmouche as a publicity-loving sadist who “is awaiting trial with delight”. The magazine reporter said he was known as “Abu Omar the hitter” and had told him how he had enjoyed raping a woman before slitting her throat and killing her baby. “It’s such a pleasure to cut off a baby’s head,” Mr Hénin quoted him as saying.

ISIS doesn’t care about your women, they don’t care about your children and they don’t even care about other Muslim’s who aren’t ardent supporters of ISIL. They are like the Borg whose only goal is to conquer, assimilate and destroy… there is no humane middle ground for these terrorists of terrorists. These monsters need to be tracked down and destroyed using whatever means possible to eradicate these baby slayers from the earth. It is senseless for America to continue to walk on eggshells in the world worried about what the rest of the world or Ron Paul will think of us. Strike them fast and hard and snub out any ISIS remnant that struggles to rise above their own ashes.
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IRS Chief: "Wherever We Can, We Follow The Law


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Why we all have to pull for Obama tonight

A few days from now in 2001 I can remember sitting in a hotel waiting for George Bush to speak to a joint session of congress about what had happened, and what was going to be coming.
At that time we didn’t know Mr. Bush very well. He had  been concerned with the cost of the Rx program for Medicare. The word was he wasn’t too bright. HE wouldn’t be up to rallying the nation.

He did.

Now we have Mr, Obama who we know very,very well. I expect before this speech this is precisely how they feel in Baghdad, Damascus, Moscow, Beijing, Jerusalem, Irbil, and Raqqa.

Dr. Keith Ablow has written a very thought provoking piece HERE about this.

Around us there are other nations that clearly mean us quite ill. While the nuclear armed ones are not going to open war with us there are others such as IS, Al Qaeda, the Mullahs of Iran, Hizballah, and the Muslim Brotherhood clones that think whatever we do will be frustrated by God and lead them circuitously to victory.

They must emerge tonight fearful of you, Mr. Obama. Fearful they have chosen poorly. Fearful they are being abandoned by god, fearful of the people of this nation.

And you must have a path which is convincing for US.

If you repeat what has gone, before, if you double down on the choices you have so far made …. we will all be counting the days to Jan 2017, and your entire presidency will be the moment you left the podium speaking of Mr. Foley, and 8 minutes later went golfing.

No one wants that.

Not even Karl Rove.

This is too important.

So I am pulling for you tonight Mr. Obama.

Forget the single, it’s fences you need tonight.
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"a disturbing picture of a coordinated assault on the First Amendment”

Ted Cruz, matching the action of the D controlled Senate which seeks to give the right to limit political speech to lawmakers, and the IRS, which is now auditing conservative news service Breitbart.
I don’t agree with everything Mr. Cruz has to say, and especially the way he emotes, at times (which makes my hair stand on end), but he is completely correct here.
For SOME REASON, those with D attached to their political lives FEAR and wish to limit free speech.
Anyone else wondering why?

Cruz asked that the IRS demonstrate that Breitbart’s audit was not a political move, posing seven questions to Koskinen:
  1. How many other news organizations have been audited since President Obama has been in office?
  2. How many of them could be identified as conservative- or liberal-leaning?
  3. Have any other news organizations been subjected to this sort of far-reaching and oppressive inquiry, including requesting the personal tax records of editors and reporters?
  4. At what point does the IRS decide to take action to audit a news outlet?
  5. Does the IRS worry that its extremely burdensome auditing process could effectively silence the press?
  6. Previously, Senator Durbin wrote the IRS asking that it examine the tax-exempt status of Crossroads GPS, a Republican organization that spends money electing Republicans. Did the IRS ever receive any communications from any elected official asking it to examine Breitbart News Network, LLC?
  7. Who, precisely, is responsible for making the decision to audit Breitbart News Network, LLC?
IRS spokesman Bruce Friedland told TheBlaze Wednesday morning that the IRS is “prohibited by law” from discussing the ongoing audit.
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Proof That Jihadists Are Totally Fuckin' Gay: The Laptop Found In Texas With Info On How To Make Bio-Weapons Also Contains Celine Dion Songs and Recipes for Banana Mousse

Can you get any more gay?

From the Australian:
RECIPES for bombs and banana mousse existed side by side on a laptop seized from terrorist organisation IS in Syria. 
The Dell computer belonging to 24-year-old jihadist Muhammed S contained speeches by both Muslim and Neo-Nazi extremists. 
Bizarrely, it also showed he had listened to music by Celine Dion, according to Foreign Policy journalists, who were handed the laptop by the commander of a moderate Syrian rebel group. 
Abu Ali found the laptop during a raid on a deserted IS hideout in Idlib, close to Syria’s border with Turkey. 
The hard drive is a fascinating insight into the mind of an extremist. 
As well as being interested in baking cakes and making caramel, the Tunisian chemistry and physics student had amassed hundreds of guides to poisoning people and making bombs.
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IRS Told Treasury & White House About Missing Emails Before Telling Congress



Sharyl Attkisson reported on FOX San Antonio:
In a new development, we’ve learned it was IRS Commission John Koskinen’s own chief legal advisor at the IRS, Catherine Duval, who informed someone at the Treasury Department, who told someone at the White House that emails were missing, while Congress, which subpoenaed the documents, was left in the dark.
Duval disclosed that she was the source when she gave closed-door testimony to the House Oversight Committee before Congress’ summer break. The emails in question are from IRS manager Lois Lerner who’s implicated in the agency’s improper targeting of conservative groups.
Duval acknowledged she told Treasury’s senior counsel there were “issues” finding emails.
“We are friends, we talk,” Duval testified. “I believe we talked about it in mid to late April.”
Congress wasn’t told until June.
Republican Darrell Issa heads the Oversight Committee. He says the IRS was focused on political damage control.
“This is very troubling because this organization’s supposed to be apolitical,” Issa told us. “They’re supposed to in fact inform us all at the same time.”
We asked Representative Issa, “The IRS telling the Treasury Department which told the White House well before Congress, tells you what?”
“It tells us they’re still playing deny, delay and cover up,” said Issa.
The IRS may have lost 24,000 emails related to the targeting investigation.
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British Islamist Abu Waleed: Muslims Should Humiliate Christians to Make them Convert to Islam

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Obama's IRS Targets Breitbart News For Audit

The company that runs the conservative Breitbart.com news site says the IRS has selected the network for an audit, in a move company executives suggest is politically motivated. Breitbart News Network, a California-based company which runs several conservative websites, says the IRS recently audited its 2012 financial information.

“The Obama administration’s timing on this is exquisite, but try as they might through various methods to silence us, we will only get more emboldened,” Stephen K. Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart News Network, said in a written statement.

The audit comes as the agency faces sustained complaints that it targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny as they sought nonprofit status, before the agency ended the practice last year.

Since the practice was made public – by the IRS itself and the inspector general’s office – other conservative groups have come forward claiming they were subjected to unwarranted scrutiny by the agency.
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