” World leaders march in solidarity with France at a rally for free expression following the Charlie Hebdo attack, but U.S. representatives are curiously absent. (7:07) “
Jon Stewart skewers the Obama administration for it’s complete absence at the massive rallies in Paris following the Charlie Hebdo “workplace violence” attacks . There is nearly five minutes of shots at the French and their culture prior to the comedian getting around to Obama’s empty chair appearance so if that is your main interest skip to about 4:45 to see Stewart’s caustic response .
” Last week Muslims attempted to kill police officers in Paris – today they succeeded in yet another jihad attack in less than 24 hours. The assailant identified the assailant as “North African” mediaspeak for Muslim.
The man opened fire with a machine gun… It happened at the start of the morning rush hour, with an M5 assault rifle believed to have been used.
The Mirror is reporting that the gunman did escape the scene. There are conflicting reports as to whether a suspect has been arrested.
Some French media claim one gunman was apprehended at the scene and is in custody, while another fled via the Metro.
The man is 52-years-old and was wearing a bulletproof vest, and had a handgun and a machine gun, sources suggest.
“ Around 8:09 he shot towards the police officers who were at the scene for a road incident,” said Mr Cazeneuve.
“ The police woman – who is in very critical condition – was shot in the back.”
The France and the UK better start arming their cops. That is madness. Sheer madness. The citizenry needs to be armed.”
The female officer has since succumbed to her wounds . Read more from Pamela Geller .
” From November 2013 through November 2014, the aggregate balance in the federal direct student loan program–as reported by the Monthly Treasury Statement–rose from $687,149,000,000 to $806,561,000,000, a one-year jump of $119,412,000,000.
The balance on all student loans, including those from private sources, exceeded a trillion dollars as of the end of the third quarter, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
” Outstanding student loan balances reported on credit reports increased to $1.13 trillion (an increase of $8 billion) as of September 30, 2014, representing about $100 billion increase from one year ago,” the bank said in its latest report on household debt and credit. “
The article goes on to explain just how this scheme is rigged to benefit the universities and not the students . Just another example of cronyism at the highest levels …
” By doling out a net average of about $100 billion per year in student loans, the federal government allows even the nation’s wealthiest universities to charge students more than they and their families can pay without going into debt.
That makes colleges richer and students poorer.
The federal government already has programs in place to forgive or payoff the student loans of Americans who engage in government-approved activities, or who do not do well enough financially in their after-college years to pay off their own loans.”
” As Khalif Samantar knelt for afternoon prayers at the Eskilstuna Islamic Dawa Center on Christmas Day, he sensed a growing heat and a low, rushing sound coming from a nearby hallway. He focused his mind on the ritual, only to realize seconds later that someone was shouting, “The mosque is on fire!”
Mr. Samantar sprang through an open window and rushed through the snow in his stocking feet for help. Though about 70 people were inside the mosque at the time, no one was injured.
The fire, which gutted the Dawa center, was the worst of three suspected arson attacks on mosques in Sweden over the last 10 days. In the same period, two freighters bearing hundreds of asylum seekers were abandoned by their crews off the coast of Italy, adding to a surge of more than 200,000 migrants to Europe in 2014.”
The NY Times offers their usual dhimmi view of Sweden’s growing “intolerance” of their “religion of peace” adherents … Considering that , thanks to their “open door policy” Sweden is now the rape capitol of Europe one wonders what took them so long to start fighting back .
” Sen. John McCain‘s team is allegedly reshaping the local Republican government in Arizona by getting rid of hostile conservatives as he prepares for a likely 2016 reelection campaign.
McCain’s goal is to seat friendly precinct committeemen to local offices, replacing conservative instigators and decreasing Tea Party influence, according to a report published by Politico.
Precinct committeemen determine which candidates are promoted in an election year, what political issues are featured and how GOP state and local funds are spent.
Before Aug. 26, the majority of the 3,925 precinct slots in Arizona were filled by people McCain’s team considered opponents, Politico reports. After the team’s strategy was implemented, about 40 percent of those offices, 1,531, are now considered friendly to McCain.”
More on John McCain doing the Democrat’s bidding at UPI
” Investigators are piecing together the events that led up to a Tooele County deputy shooting and killing a US Army sergeant. It happened outside the victim’s home near the intersection of Aberdeen Lane and Merion Drive.
Authorities say they have a lengthy investigation ahead of them but have confirmed the case started when the victim accidentally stepped on some broken glass. Residents of neighborhood say they woke up, hearing several loud gunshots.
” They were ‘boom, boom, boom, boom!’” said Candice Pratt, a neighbor. Pratt did not know at the time, but a county deputy had just shot and killed their neighbor.”
Police say the officer was wearing a body camera but had not turned it on because he/she did not expect the situation to turn fatal. The call came in as medical emergency. ”
So the responding officer claims to see a man with a gun yet fails to turn on his body cam because he/she “did not expect the situation to turn fatal ” . Hmm … How does an ambulance call for a cut foot end with a shot to death patient ?