Monday, September 19, 2016

For a Monday

And now for the rest of the news....

Today in yet another lone wolf news:

A New Jersey police officer responding to a call about a hoodied vagrant curled up asleep in a bar doorway roused him and quickly recognized the bearded face of perhaps the most wanted man in America.

Ahmad Khan Rahami — identified in an FBI bulletin just hours earlier as a man wanted in the weekend bombings in New York City and New Jersey — pulled a gun, shot the officer and triggered a running gun battle in the street that ended with Rahami wounded and in custody Monday, authorities said.

A bloodied Rahami was loaded into the back of an ambulance, just 50 hours after the first blast that started it all.

Rahami, 28, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Afghanistan who lived with his family in Elizabeth, New Jersey, underwent surgery for a gunshot wound to the leg as authorities began drawing up charges in a case that spread fear across the New York area and revived anxiety about homegrown terrorism.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said officials have every reason to believe the series of bombings "was an act of terror," though investigators said Rahami's exact motive isn't yet clear.

(Sidebar: screw you, Kaiser Bill!)

The unknown motives of yet another mentally ill lone wolf is becoming as tiresome as absurd and indefensible claims from attention-seeking hacks.

A Calgary police officer is lucky to be alive:

A police officer was recovering from surgery and doing well Sunday, just a day after being attacked by a machete-wielding man in a Calgary shopping mall.

It was one of two incidents that occurred in the space of an hour Saturday afternoon, in which Calgary police officers made the choice to open fire on suspects in the unrelated incidents.

An officer was injured in the incident at Marlborough Mall, but the severely wounded officer was able to stop the allegedly armed and violent suspect with a bullet.


Former Albany Police Chief Jason Falconer is being hailed as a hero after he shot and killed a knife-wielding man Saturday night at Crossroads Center.


The CNN report itself — the written report, not the clip above — is another marvel, making the story about everything else but the terrorist attack. Paragraph after paragraph of quotes appear in the article about religion of peace, worries about backlash, members of the Somali community worried that their families may have been victimized, before it actually gets to the attacks. It barely mentions that Adan demanded to know the religion of his victims, noting only that he “made a reference to Allah” and “asked at least one person if they were Muslim.” 

Ah, yes - the backlash that never comes.

Anything to deflect attention from the nature of Islamism or individual responsibility.

There is simply no love for the provincial wind farm:

Wind farm opponents are telling companies jockeying for new Ontario green energy contracts to enjoy the moment — it’ll likely be their last chance.

After a decade-long losing streak before environmental review tribunals and courts, activists trying to halt industrial wind farms say they sense the political ground is finally shifting in their favour now that power rates have become a hot urban issue and the Liberal government is taking notice.

“It looks like this will be the last. I don’t know how the government could possibly justify more (such contracts),” said Jane Wilson, president of Wind Concerns Ontario, a coalition of groups opposed to industrial wind farm development in the province.

Last week, in a move many critics linked to a stunning byeection loss in the Toronto area, Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government said it will scrap the Ontario portion of the HST on electricity bills, giving customers an eight-per-cent rebate and rural areas an even larger break.

The move comes less than a year after the government yanked a 10-per-cent subsidy it had paid on power bills to offset the costs of green energy.

Okay - again - why haven't Filipino jungles been burned down?

A Norwegian man freed by militants after a year of jungle captivity in the southern Philippines described the ordeal Sunday as “devastating,” carrying a backpack with a bullet hole as a reminder of a near-death experience that included the beheadings of the two Canadians kidnapped with him.

Kjartan Sekkingstad was freed by his Abu Sayyaf captors on Saturday to rebels from the larger Moro National Liberation Front, which has signed a peace deal with the Philippine government and helped negotiate his release. On Sunday, he was handed over to Philippine authorities, along with three Indonesian fishermen freed separately by the Abu Sayyaf.

Aside from the horror of constantly being warned that he would be the next to be beheaded by the brutal extremists, Sekkingstad said he survived more than a dozen clashes between Philippine forces and his captors in the lush jungles of Sulu province.

How funny would it be if these little punks were left in Syria?

The Paris prosecutor’s office is investigating a hoax hostage alert that prompted a major police intervention at a church in the centre of the French capital.

Police dispatched a helicopter and barricaded the area around the Saint-Leu church in the Les Halles neighbourhood Saturday, and activated a special app-based public alert system created after deadly attacks in Paris last year. The Interior Ministry later said it was a false alarm.

Obs magazine reported that it had reached two people who boasted online of staging the hoax in a case of so-called “swatting,” when hoaxers make anonymous threats to trigger a response from police and SWAT teams.

The two teenagers, a 16 and 17 year-old, apparently boasted of doing it “for the thrill” according to The Independent in the U.K.

One of the hoaxers posted on Facebook that “I carried out the worst ‘SWATT,’ (sic) I deployed helicopters, the government, 50 police vehicles into action. I’ve broadcasted it on Periscope, I told BFMTV and 10 newspapers.”

The alleged assailants told the French paper l’Observateur that “The original plan was to ‘swatter’ a mosque but after Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray we thought it would work better with a church.

“We did it for the thrill. If people were afraid, that’s their problem.”

(Sidebar: no, you little merde, if a panicked mob finds out where you live, that will be your problem.)

Oh, burn:

Following a devastating defeat in Berlin state elections today, Mrs Merkel said she accepted her share of responsibility for voters punishing her ruling Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) party for her refugee-friendly migrant policy.

Oh, burn - redux:

Here is the guy who wiped Hillary's server asking about how to do it on Reddit. Yes. Seriously. He also asks how to replace real emails with fake ones.

His post happens right about the same time congress was requesting Clinton's emails. He specifically said it was for a big name client who everybody would recognize.

A Reddit post has been found from Paul Combetta (the IT guy who got FBI immunity and deleted Hillary's emails) proving they were covering up for Hillary.

One can guess unions. One can guess cheap labour. It's all good:

We know why Ford is moving out of the USA, they can't make a buck. The autoworker's union has managed to make a five-year-old, half billion dollar Focus plant in Michigan a loser. Ford is planing on spending over a billion and a half dollars on a new factory for the Ford Focus.

In Mexico.

That would be the same Mexico that has drug gangs controlling whole swaths of territory. The Mexico that Mexicans are fleeing to become illegals with no rights in the USA. The Mexico where they're hanging rows of people off of road bridges, shooting them, knifing them, chopping off heads, burning them alive, and so forth. The Mexico where the cops are the Army, and the Army is more crooked than the damn drug lords.

That Mexico.

But that's not what I want to say either.

Here's my question: Why isn't Ford building its new Focus plant in Canada?

And now, take your taste buds back to a time they would rather never re-live:


(Merci to all)

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