A very important TED talk by former CBS Journalist Sharyl Attkisson. Sharyl, describes how paid corporate entities influence much of the media reports and she shows how difficult research can be.
Three U.S. servicemen were on board the train and overpowered the man when the train stopped in the northern French city of Arras, 115 miles north of Paris, French media reported. Some reports said the men were U.S. Marines but that could not be confirmed…
… The suspect is a 26-year-old Moroccan, said Sliman Hamzi, an official with police union Alliance, said on French television i-Tele…
… The motivation for the attack is unknown, officials said. AFP cited French officials saying the suspect is “known to intelligence services.”…
Let me help them out a bit. 26 year old Moroccan – “known to intelligence services” – armed with an AK47 and 300 loaded rounds – 3 guesses?
To the US Servicemen, Good job.
Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento State University, was traveling with childhood friends Spencer Stone, an Air Force serviceman from Carmichael, California, and Alek Skarlatos, a National Guardsmen from Roseburg, Oregon, when they heard a gunshot and breaking glass.
Today, the first two women graduated from the US ARMY’s Ranger school. First thing I want to say is congratulations to the two women and all of the newly tabbed Rangers. I don’t care how you look at this issue of women in the military; they performed and completed the course. There will be naysayers on all sides of this issue but no matter, this was still an accomplishment. While I don’t believe in opening all units to women or men for that matter, I have no problem with women in combat. I’ve said before there are plenty of combat jobs that can be filled by women. In fact I believe there are positions that are better suited for women warriors.
Regardless of my thoughts on what units should or shouldn’t have women, until they prove otherwise, these are two very exceptional people.
First Lt. Shaye Haver Capt. Kristen Griest
An interesting exchange, if you’re a foreign policy nerd, between Conrad Black and Angelo Codevilla is posted in the National Review and The Claremont Institute’s websites regarding Henry Kissinger, caught my eye. Beside the discussion of Kissinger, the last paragraph of Codevillas response to Blacks criticism was what stood out and I completely agree with.
By now the pattern is familiar: Facing an adversary, U.S officials assume that it is amenable to compromise and thus open negotiations with preemptive concessions of U.S. interests. Discovering that the adversary persists in its purpose and in fact is hardening its demands, our officials, falling back on Kissinger’s “creative ambiguity,” craft “agreements” based on the pretense that the adversary accepts the U.S. understanding thereof, and that our officials do not accept the adversary’s understanding. On that basis, they pretend that they have done something good. When the opposite results, they hide behind their status. Until we come to grips with Kissinger’s legacy, no one should expect results different from the ones that have befallen and continue to befall us.
…“Basically, Christianity in the Middle East and in Africa is being wiped out — I mean not just ideologically but physically, and people are being enslaved and killed because they are Christians. And your country and my country (Wales) are doing nothing about it,” he said…
…“We have lost our moral compass completely, and unless we find it, we’re going to lose our civilization,” Mr. Rhys-Davies added. “I think we’re going to lose Western European Christian civilization anyway.”..
It’s not just on the Islamic Extremism Mr. Rhys-Davies. We’ve lost our moral compass on just about everything.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign casts her decision to turn over her personal email server to the Justice Department as cooperating with investigators. Her Republican critics suggest that the move and new revelations about classified information points to her malfeasance as secretary of state.
Two emails that traversed Clinton’s personal system contained information that had been designated "top secret" and "Sensitive Compartmented Information," one of the government’s highest classification ratings, U.S. officials said.
I don’t get it. Doesn’t everyone have some TS/SCI stuff on their personal emails? It’s not like that’s against the law or anything. Oh wait….
"What difference – at this point, what difference does it make?"
CENTENNIAL – A jury in Arapahoe County has reached a decision after deliberating only six-and-a-half hours over the fate of the gunman who killed 12 and injured at least 70 others in an Aurora movie theater in July 2012.
The jury reached their verdict at 2 p.m. After a three-hour warning in order for victims’ families to make their way to the Arapahoe County Justice Center, Judge Carlos Samour read the verdict. The verdict was read at 5 p.m.
The jury of 12 could not reach a unanimous decision, so the court automatically sentenced James Holmes to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
It’s seems you can kill many people to include kids and continue to live. We don’t have enough people in this country now with the balls to do what’s necessary. The barbarians will have their way with us. We simply won’t stand and fight. A very sad state of affairs.