Category: Survival


Watch Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal Narrowly Avoid A Train During A Railway Safety Press Conference

 

 

 

 

 

” Actions may speak louder than words, but Sen. Richard Blumenthal took that mentality to the extreme on Friday.

  The Connecticut Democrat was standing behind Milford Mayor Ben Blake on the town’s Metro-North station platform as the two held a press conference on railway safety. Complete with easels and charts, Blake was laying out the MTA’s safety violations, which total 139 over the last 10 years, worth $552,000 in fines.

Safety, as you know, is paramount,” Blake said — and then this happened.”

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Special Forces’ Suicide Rates Hit Record Levels

Casualties Of ‘Hard Combat’

 

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” The suicide rates for U.S. military members who serve in special forces, like the Navy SEALs and the Army Rangers, have hit all-time highs, said Adm. William McRaven, the head of Special Operations Command.

  The rate’s been high for two years, he said, Newsmax reported.

“ And this year, I am afraid, we are on path to break that,” he went on at a conference in Tampa. “My soldiers have been fighting now for 12, 13 years in hard combat — hard combat — and anybody that has spent any time in this war has been changed by it. It’s that simple.”

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A Show Of Contempt, At Home And Abroad

 

 

World Says Obama Sucks

 

 

 

” Happy Easter, Happy Passover. On this Good Friday, we mark the tenth anniversary of Mel’s movie, and over the weekend we’ll have something with a lighter touch.

  Caroline Glick, my old colleague from The Jerusalem Post, has a column using a very Steynian word, “The Disappearance of America’s Will“:

  The most terrifying aspect of the collapse of US power worldwide is the US’s indifferent response to it.

  In Europe, in Asia, in the Middle East and beyond, America’s most dangerous foes are engaging in aggression and brinkmanship unseen in decades.

  That first sentence is very true. Thirteen years ago, the left hopped aboard the war-on-terror bandwagon for reasons of electoral self-preservation, and hopped off as soon as they could. But, after a decade of ineffectual thankless three-cups-of-tea transnational ersatz “nation-building” in Mesopotamia and the Hindu Kush, the right has largely checked out of global geopolitics, too. Whether the GOP nominates a compassionate amnesty guy like Jeb Bush or goes full Rand Paul, the world and its woes will not be much of a factor. Miss Glick again:

  The generation coming of age today is similarly uninterested in US global leadership.

  During the Cold War and in the immediate aftermath of the September 11 attacks, the predominant view among American university students studying international affairs was that US world leadership is essential to ensure global stability and US national interests and values.

  Today this is no longer the case . It is because of this that the world is more likely than it has been since 1939 to experience a world war of catastrophic proportions.

  There is a direct correlation between the US elite’s preoccupation with social issues running the narrow and solipsistic gamut from gay marriage to transgender bathrooms to a phony war against women, and America’s inability to recognize the growing threats to the global order or understand why Americans should care about the world at all.

  If Putin closes down a transgender nightclub a week before the Special Olympics, he can get America’s attention. When he annexes neighboring states, not so much. Under Nato, the US has collective-security treaty obligations to the Baltic States, but if I were Estonian I wouldn’t bet on them. Not unless the Russians make the mistake of bombing a gay wedding in Tallinn.”

As always , read the whole thing from Mr Steyn who offers these words of wisdom …

” Around the planet, Russia’s neo-tsar, the Chinese Politburo, apocalyptic ayatollahs, Afghan goatherds and Benghazi jihad punks laugh at the very idea of American power, but on the home front, if your estranged wife failed to repay her college loan or you drink loose-leaf tea, you’ll get your door kicked down and be cowering in terror.”

Gold Biscuits Found In The Abdomen Of A Businessman

 

 

 

 

” In a bizarre case, doctors of a city hospital found 12 gold biscuits each weighing 33g inside the abdomen of a 63-year-old businessman.

  The businessman had come to the hospital for surgery, stating that he had swallowed a water bottle cap and wanted to get it out of his body.

“ He approached us on April 7 seeking surgery to remove a water bottle cap which he claimed he had accidentally swallowed. We got an X-ray done and it didn’t appear to be a cap. As the gold bars got stacked one behind the other it appeared to be a metal,” said Dr C S Ramachandran, senior consulting surgeon at Sir Ganga Ram hospital.

  A team of doctors operated upon him on Apr 9 to get through the abdominal cavity and remove the foreign metal. “We were shocked to find not one but 12 gold biscuits in his abdomen. When we asked him he was not ready to speak. We immediately sealed them in a container and handed it over to the medical superintendent,” said Dr Ramachandran adding that the patient was discharged on Apr 15.”

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Astronomers Using Kepler Telescope Discover First Earth-Sized Exoplanet Within The Habitable Zone

 

 

 

 

 

” A potential game changer in the hunt for life outside our neighborhood has just been discovered about 493 light years away. Using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have found a rocky planet that is similar in size to Earth and is within the “habitable zone” of the star it orbits.

  The discovery of this planet, called Kepler-186f, is confirmation that exoplanets the size of Earth do exist in the habitable zone of stars other than our sun. The habitable zone – often referred to as the Goldilocks Zone – is the range of distance from a star where liquid water can pool on the surface of an orbiting planet.

  This is not the first planet that has been discovered within the habitable zone, but it is the first of near equal size to Earth. Other larger planets that have been found have been at least 40 percent larger than Earth and have been difficult for researchers to determine their exact composition.”


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Jesse Parent – From Button Poetry

 

 

 

Published on Apr 5, 2014

” Performing during the Coaches Slam at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. Find out more about Jesse at http://www.jesseparent.com

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About Button:

  Button Poetry is committed to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for spoken word and performance poetry.

  We seek to showcase the power and diversity of voices in our community. By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, we hope to broaden poetry’s audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form.”

 

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Police Officer’s Son Charged In City’s Worst Mass Murder

 

 

 

 

 

” Like many local students, Matthew de Grood got off work Monday night and headed out to celebrate the end of the semester at the University of Calgary.

  But shortly after being welcomed into a Brentwood house party, de Grood would be strapped to a stretcher and under arrest, accused of fatally stabbing five others at the gathering — the worst mass killing in Calgary’s history.”

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” Everybody is so shocked right now. I saw his picture. At first I thought, ‘Oh, my God, maybe he’s the one who got hurt. Then I read underneath. My heart just dropped,” said a former high school classmate of de Grood’s, who also knew him at U of C.

  The victims — Lawrence Hong, Josh Hunter, Kaitlin Perras, Zackariah Rathwell and Jordan Segura — were, by all accounts, celebrating like everyone else when they became the subjects of an unprovoked attack just after 1 a.m. Tuesday.

  Police Chief Rick Hanson said the victims were “targeted one by one” during a house party at 11 Butler Cres. N.W.”

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Suspected Islamist Rebels Abduct Over 100 Nigerian Schoolgirls

 

 

 

” Suspected Islamist insurgents have abducted more than 100 female students in a night raid on a government secondary school in Nigeria’s northeast Borno state, a teacher said on Tuesday.

  He said gunmen, believed to be members of the Boko Haram Islamist group which has attacked schools in the northeast before as part of their anti-government rebellion, carried off the students from the school in Chibok late on Monday.

” Over 100 female students in our government secondary school at Chibok have been abducted,” said Audu Musa, who teaches in another public school in the area, around 90 miles south of the Borno state capital Maiduguri.

  Musa said he saw eight bodies in the area on Tuesday morning, but did not give the identity of the victims. “Things are very bad here and everybody is sad,” he said.”

 

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Weekend Violence Leaves Four Dead, 37 Wounded

 

 

Chicago Shootings

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” A 24-year-old man shot in West Pullman Sunday night was at least the 37th person shot in a violent three-day stretch in Chicago.

  Four people were killed on the first weekend of the year to feature a stretch of warm weather, and the violence began as the school day ended on the warm Friday afternoon when a teenage girl, Gakira Barnes, was fatally shot in Woodlawn.

  In the 2-1/2 days between those two shootings, three people were killed and 36 other people were wounded in shootings.”

 

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OPPD: 3 Dead After Shootings At Jewish Community Center, Village Shalom

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Three people are dead following multiple shootings at the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom in Overland Park, Kan.

  Overland Park Police confirm multiple shots were fired around 1 p.m. at the center, which is located at 5801 W 115th St., and later at Village Shalom, an assisted living center located at 5500 W. 123rd.

  A total of five people were shot at: one male was shot at the center and died from his injuries at the scene. A second male was also shot at the center. He died at the hospital. A female victim was shot and killed at Village Shalom. The other two people were unharmed.

  Pastor Adam Hamilton of Church of the Resurrection confirmed two of the victims are members of his congregation. The identities of the victims have not yet been released.”

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US Army Vet And Syrian Rebel With Possible Links To CIA Found Dead

 

 

 

 

 

” The former U.S. Army Ranger who fought alongside death squads in Syria and who was arrested upon his return, Eric Harroun, has been found dead in his father’s house in Arizona this week.

“ With deep sorrow, we regret to inform you of our beloved Eric Harroun’s death. He will be missed by his family, friends, and many people around the world his life has touched,” the family’s statement read.

  Although an official cause of death has not been released, Harroun’s sister posted a statement claiming that Harroun died as the result of an accidental overdose.

  Harroun was arrested last year by the FBI for his association with known terrorist group and al-Qaeda affiliate Jobhat al-Nusra.

Yet the case eventually saw Harroun a free man with only three years of parole as a penalty since, according to ABC news, the government confused Harroun’s affiliation with al-Nasr with the al-Nusra Front. Thus, ABC News claims that Harroun was affiliated with a death squad organization that was not fighting for jihad with al-Qaeda. Harroun was therefore only convicted of failing to obtain an export license.” “

 

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Gripping Speech On Behalf Of Rancher: Which One Of Us Will Snipers Shoot?

 

 

 

 

 

 

” With tensions simmering in the standoff between Nevada rancherCliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management, a Bundy supporter wonders when federal agents are going to “fire the next shot heard around the world.”

  Speaking this week before a packed town hall meeting in Moapa, Nev., with Bundy looking on, the unidentified man offered a gripping account of the dangers residents face, demonstrating why the impasse remains a powder keg waiting to explode, according to a video of his remarks.

  Bundy has locked horns with the federal government because the rancher’s cattle are grazing on public land — the rights to which the family says has been handed down through generations. Now the Bureau of Land Management, insisting the “trespass cattle” have been allowed to graze illegally, is rounding up the livestock.”

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Hoping For Asylum, Migrants Strain U.S. Border

 

 

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” Border Patrol agents in olive uniforms stood in broad daylight on the banks of the Rio Grande, while on the Mexican side smugglers pulled up in vans and unloaded illegal migrants.

  The agents were clearly visible on that recent afternoon, but the migrants were undeterred. Mainly women and children, 45 in all, they crossed the narrow river on the smugglers’ rafts, scrambled up the bluff and turned themselves in, signaling a growing challenge for the immigration authorities.

  After six years of steep declines across the Southwest, illegal crossings have soared in South Texas while remaining low elsewhere. The Border Patrol made more than 90,700 apprehensions in the Rio Grande Valley in the past six months, a 69 percent increase over last year.

  The migrants are no longer primarily Mexican laborers. Instead they are Central Americans, including many families with small children and youngsters without their parents, who risk a danger-filled journey across Mexico. Driven out by deepening poverty but also by rampant gang violence, increasing numbers of migrants caught here seek asylum, setting off lengthy legal procedures to determine whether they qualify.

  The new migrant flow, largely from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, is straining resources and confounding Obama administration security strategies that work effectively in other regions. It is further complicating President Obama’s uphill push on immigration, fueling Republican arguments for more border security before any overhaul.

  With detention facilities, asylum offices and immigration courts overwhelmed, enough migrants have been released temporarily in the United States that back home in Central America people have heard that those who make it to American soil have a good chance of staying.”

SECURE THE F***ING BORDER !!

   NY Times … Of course this wouldn’t have anything to do with the fact that virtually no one gets sent back under Obama’s Border patrol policies or the impending immigration reform bill amnesty . Nah , only a cynic would think like that .

Death Toll In Fiery Bus Crash Rises To 10; 5 Are High School Students

 

 

 

 

 

 

” The death toll in a head-on collision between a FedEx truck and a bus full of Los Angeles-area high school students rose to 10 early Friday, officials said.

  The victims included five students, three adult chaperons, the driver of the truck and the driver of the bus, a California Highway Patrol dispatcher told The Times.

  Shortly after 5:30 p.m. Thursday, the FedEx truck crossed the grassy median that separates Interstate 5 here and slammed into the bus packed with students en route to visit Humboldt State University, about 200 miles north of the crash site.

  The impact, which witnesses said sounded like a series of explosions, caused both vehicles to burst into flames. The fireball and towering black smoke were captured by the cellphone cameras of others in nearby cars.”

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Caught On Cam: Customers Fight Back During Robbery

 

 

 

Chinese Fight Off Robber

 

 

 

” Police hope surveillance video of a shooting inside a late-night Philadelphia takeout restaurant helps detectives capture the gunman and his getaway driver.

  Customers fought back when a man tried to rob the Good Good Chinese food take-out at E Cambria and Rosehill Streets in the city’s Kensington neighborhood.

  The entire incident was caught on surveillance video that shows the customers struggling with the would-be thief.

  Philadelphia Police said that three friends were waiting for their food shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday when a man armed with a .45-caliber handgun burst in and demanded money.”

 

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Several Hurt In ‘Multiple Stabbings’ At Franklin Regional High School

 

 

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” Emergency crews have been sent to Franklin Regional High School Wednesday morning after reports of multiple stabbings.Westmoreland County emergency management spokesman Dan Stevens said one person is in custody.

  Officials said eight victims were taken to Forbes Regional Hospital and one victim was taken to Allegheny General Hospital via medical helicopter.

  According to the school district’s website, “A critical incident has occurred at the high school. All elementary schools are cancelled, the middle school and high school students are secure. Additional information will be released as soon as possible. Please keep our campus clear of traffic.” “

 

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Artists Install Massive Poster Of Child’s Face In Pakistan Field To Shame Drone Operators

 

 

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” An artists collective has unfurled a massive poster showing a child’s face in a heavily bombed area of Pakistan in the hopes that it will give pause to drone operators searching the area for kills.

  According to #notabugsplat, named after the description given to kills on the ground when viewed through grainy video footage, the artists – with help of villagers – unfurled the giant poster in a field in the Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa region of Pakistan.

  The hope is that it will increase awareness of drone operators of human cost, or ‘collateral damage’, when drones are used to attack targets on the ground.”

 

 

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Jaguar Attacks Crocodile 

 

 

 

 

” Watch “a big hoss of a male” jaguar sneak up on an unsuspecting crocodile.

  National Geographic captured this incredible footage of a jaguar hunting down a caiman crocodile along a river in central Brazil’s Tres Irmãos River.

  The jaguar is a battle-scarred adult male that biologists have nicknamed him Mick Jaguar. While this cat can’t dance on stage like his rock n roll namesake, he does have some slick moves in his own right.”

 

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Gypsy Rose Lee  I Will Not Comply!

 

 

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” An airplane was about to crash; there were 5 passengers on board, but only 4 parachutes. The first passenger, Holly Madison said, “I have my own reality show and I am the smartest and prettiest woman at Playboy, so Americans don’t want me to die.”

  She took the first pack and jumped out of the plane.

  The second passenger, John McCain, said, “I’m a Senator, and a decorated war hero from an elite Navy unit from the United States of America.” So he grabbed the second pack and jumped.

  The third passenger, Barack Obama said, “I am the President of the United States and I am the smartest ever in the history of our country, some even call me the ‘Anointed One.’” So he grabbed the pack next to him and jumped out.

  The fourth passenger, Billy Graham said to the fifth passenger, a
10-year-old schoolgirl, “I have lived a full life and served my God the best I could. I will sacrifice my life and let you have the last parachute.”

  The little girl said, “That’s okay, Mr. Graham. There’s a parachute left for you. America’s smartest President took my schoolbag.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hillary (What Difference Does It Make!) Clinton Ad – 2016 (satire)

 

 

 

Published on Mar 7, 2014

” Who do you want answering the phone in the White House when a crisis arises at 3 AM?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Man Hits Boy With Truck In Detroit, Is Severely Beaten, Robbed When Stopping To Help

 

 

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” A 54-year-old man is in critical condition after being beaten by a group when he pulled over to help a 10-year-old boy he accidentally hit with his truck

  Witnesses tell police and 7 Action News that the driver of the truck, a 54-year-old man, got out to help the boy but before he could reach him, a group of teens and adults jumped the man and started beating him.

“ I think it lasted about one minute and then they let him go.  And then they jumped back on him again and they did it about three times and finally someone was trying to help the guy that got beat up,” said a witness who did not want to reveal his identity.  “It was sad because I knew the guy was getting out of his car to try and see what damage he did,” said the witness.

  David’s godfather said the family doesn’t approve of what the group did to the driver.

  His godson was taken to the hospital to take care of his leg and for additional X-Rays.  As for the driver who tried to help him, he is still fighting for his life.

  The group also robbed the driver of his wallet.”

 

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Sharia Sweden: Swedish Newspaper Hacks Disqus, Goes To Commenters’ Homes With Cameramen

 

 

 

 

” Sweden was once wealthy, beautiful, and modern. But all that has changed. It has become as totalitarian as Saudi Arabia or Iran. Their immigration policies have overwhelmed the culture and the treasury of the Swedes. One U.N. report says that Sweden will soon be a third-world nation.

  The worse it gets, the more restrictions there are on freedom and speech. Strict enforcement of the blasphemy laws under the sharia — “do not criticize or insult Islam.”

  This video is chilling. One of Sweden’s biggest newspapers, Expressen, used criminal hackers to break into Disqus and get the email addresses and identities of commenters online, and to reveal the persons behind the nicknames or anonymous user IDs. The newspaper sent a reporter and a cameraman to one person’s home and asked them about things they had written on different websites. Expressen published the names and photos of some people, which led to at least one person losing his job.”

 

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Four Reported Dead In New Fort Hood Shooting Rampage *

 

 

 

” Four people were killed when a gunman went on the rampage at Ford Hood, Texas, the scene of a 2009 massacre that killed 14, a Texas congressman claimed.

  Rep. Michael McCaul told CNN that four people were dead and he named the gunman as 34-year-old Ivan Lopez.

  KWTX television, the CBS affiliate in Waco said it had confirmed that the shooter had been killed. It said up to 15 people had been injured. NBC said at least four people were critically hurt.

  The shooting was a “soldier on soldier” incident without any terrorism link, a senior Department of Homeland Security source told Fox News.

  The source, who stressed the information was preliminary, added that there was “currently no [counter terrorism] nexus” and said it appears the shooter “killed himself and three soldiers were wounded.”

  But there were conflicting reports on how many shooters may have been involved, and what happened in the incident.

  A senior law enforcement official told Fox News it is believed one shooter has been “neutralized,” but authorities believes there may be another shooter in the vicinity.”

 

* Other reports are saying one dead , the shooter , and 14 wounded … stay tuned 

One killed, 14 wounded at Fort Hood shooting in Texas
Fort Hood shooter believed to be dead; 1 dead, 14 injured

Fort Hood locked down after shooting; gunman dead

 

 

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Muskogee Man Shaken After Killing Burglary Suspect

 

 

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” Muskogee Police are still looking for two men who tried to rob people inside a house late Saturday night; a neighbor shot and killed the third suspect.

  Kyle Ford said the men were threatening him and he had no choice but to fire his gun.

  Muskogee Police say it looks like Ford clearly acted in self-defense and a criminal defense attorney we spoke with said Oklahoma law protects anyone who feels their life is in danger.

” If I would not have had my gun I don’t believe that I would be here today to tell you the story about it,” Ford said.

  Ford said he was scared for his life Saturday night.

  Muskogee Police said suspect who died has been identified as Joshua Salyer, 40, of Muskogee.”

 

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