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Firing Back -- Oh the Irony!

Gun Owners of America - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 14:41

Firing Back -- Oh the Irony!

Oh the Irony! In this episode, Erich and Remso discuss how hypocritical anti-gunners can be.  

Saudi Arabia to lift 35-year ban on movie theaters

The Blaze - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 14:35

Theatergoers in Saudi Arabia have a lot of catching up to do — the last time they could go to a public cinema, the box office hits were “E.T.,” “Tootsie,” and “Conan the Barbarian.”

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture and Information, Awwad Alawwad, announced Monday that the kingdom will lift a 35-year ban on movie theaters, starting in March.

“This marks a watershed moment in the development of the cultural economy in the kingdom,” Alawwad said. “Opening cinemas will act as a catalyst for economic growth and diversification. By developing the broader cultural sector we will create new employment and training opportunities, as well as enriching the kingdom’s entertainment options.”

Why was the ban in place?

Saudi Arabia adheres to Shariah (Islamic law), and Saudi Arabia’s clerics have long considered movies sinful, especially those from the U.S. and Europe.

In January, the head of the government’s General Authority for Entertainment, Amr al-Madani, condemned the planned lifting of the ban.

“I hope those in charge of the Entertainment Authority are guided to turn it from bad to good and not to open doors to evil,” Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh said. “Motion pictures may broadcast shameless, immoral, atheistic or rotten films.”

He added: “The Mufti also stressed that there is nothing good in song parties, for entertainment day and night and opening of movie houses at all times is an invitation to mixing of sexes.”

What caused the dramatic change?

The measure is the latest social reform by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has advocated for reform in the Islamic kingdom as part of his Vision 2030 plan. An 85-page mission statement outlines the reforms and government programs that the Saudi government will enact over the next 22 years, promising “a vibrant society, a thriving economy, and an ambitious nation.”

The plan will also remove the ban on women driving.

Bin Salman, 32, has disrupted the social norms of the Saudi kingdom. During a speech in October at the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh, bin Salman denounced the kingdom’s “extremist ideologies.”

“Seventy percent of the Saudi population is under the age of 30,” bin Salman said. “In all honesty, we will not spend 30 years of our lives dealing with extremist ideologies. We will destroy them today and immediately.”

“Saudi was not like this before ’79. Saudi Arabia and the entire region went through a revival after ’79,” he continued, adding, “All we’re doing is going back to what we were: a moderate Islam that is open to all religions and to the world and to all traditions and people.”

One Week Until the TTAG December Get-Together…Win Guns!

The Truth About Guns - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 14:30

As if meeting some of your favorite writers, fellow readers and checking out The Range at Austin’s swank Patriot Club weren’t incentive enough, all who attend next week’s TTAG get-together will have a chance to go home with a free handgun. You read that right, you could drive home with a new pistol, gratis. One of […]

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UK teacher who was fired for misgendering transgender student sues Oxfordshire school

The Blaze - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 14:10

A Christian teacher in England is suing the school that fired him for last month after he misidentified a transgender student.

On what grounds was the teacher fired?

The school says it takes discrimination seriously and found Joshua Sutcliffe to be “demonstrating discriminatory behaviors” and claimed that he “contravened the school’s equality policy,” Metro reported.

What happened?

Sutcliffe told BBC News that it was merely a “slip of the tongue” on Nov. 2 when he said, “well done, girls” to two teenage students after he spotted them working hard.

One students identifies as a boy.

The student allegedly became irate, and Sutcliffe said he tried to diffuse the situation, though he’d received no formal training on how to refer to the transgender student, according to Christian Legal Centre in a statement released Sunday.

Sutcliffe said he apologized to the student who self-declared as a male, but officials at the Oxfordshire secondary school suspended the math teacher.

The teacher, who is also a pastor at Christ Revelation Church in Oxford, told The Daily Mail he usually avoids using gender-specific pronouns in the classroom as a way to balance his religious beliefs while showing sensitivity to the student.

The school placed Sutcliffe in isolation during a weeklong investigation. He was fired shortly after a disciplinary hearing.

How did Sutcliffe respond to being fired?

Sutcliffe told the Daily Mail teaching was his life and that he was “distraught” over his firing, calling the school’s actions “political correctness gone mad.”

The 27-year-old teacher sent a letter to the school’s headmaster calling it’s equality policies “totalitarian.”

Sutcliffe also said he doesn’t believe he did anything wrong by calling the student by their birth gender.

On what basis is the teacher suing the school?

In the letter, Sutcliffe claims the school “systematically and maliciously” breached his rights and that he has “no choice but to bring legal proceedings against you without further notice.”

Telma Boinville Murder in Hawaii: It Should Have Been a Defensive Gun Use

The Truth About Guns - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 14:00

Telma Boinville (above) lived on Oahu, Hawaii. To make ends meet, the 51-year-old substitute elementary school teacher cleaned houses. On the weekends and school holidays, Ms. Boinville sometimes had her eight-year-old daughter in tow . . . She was working in an otherwise empty vacation house on Oahu’s famous North Shore when Kailey Dandurand, 20, […]

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Scientist faces criminal charges because climate change alarmists didn’t like his work

The Blaze - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 13:55

An Argentinean scientist is facing criminal charges after he released a glacier report with results and methods that angered environmental activists.

What happened?

Geo-scientist Ricardo Villalba, who heads the South American country’s Institute of Snow, Ice and Environmental Research, has been charged with “abusing his authority and violating his duty as a civil servant,” Nature.com reported.

The charges stem from a complaint from environmentalists who allege Villalba doctored a 2011 glacier survey to protect gold-mining interests. In that survey, Villalba included only glaciers one hectare or larger. The environmentalists were angry because Villalba didn’t include smaller glaciers. But as Nature.com noted, the international norm for scientific glacial surveys is to only include glaciers one hectare or larger.

Villalba appealed his charges on Dec. 4. If the indictment isn’t overturned, his case will go to trial. In the meantime, the court has ordered the seizure of Villalba’s assets up to 5 million pesos, or about $300,000.

What has Villalba said about the charges?

The scientist rejected the idea that he or his team failed to properly do their job. He said the notion that he sought to protect the mining industry “is totally wrong” and hurts the scientific community in Argentina.

“There is no other institution in Argentina that has done more for the knowledge, care and protection of glaciers than IANIGLA,” he told Nature.com

What do other scientists say about the charges?

The case has drawn international attention, and scientists in other parts of the world believe the charges are bogus and politically motivated.

More from Nature.com:

Villalba’s co-workers at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) in Mendoz protested on his behalf as he entered his appeal on 4 December. And scientists in other countries who have worked with Villalba are collecting signatures on a letter defending him and his glacier survey. Many of these researchers see parallels between Villalba’s case and that of six seismologists who were found guilty of manslaughter for misleading the public about the dangers of an earthquake, although their convictions were later overturned.

Bruce Raup, a glaciologist at the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center, said: “It’s surreal and kind of ridiculous.”

Ohio: Self-Defense Bill to be Heard in Committee

NRA-ILA - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 13:52
This week, there will be two important committee meetings taking place. Tomorrow, December 12, the Senate Judiciary Committee will be a discussing any possible amendments and/or testimony for any of the bills that are listed on the agenda, including Senate Bill 180.  On Wednesday, December 13, a substitute bill will be released in the House Committee on Federalism and Interstate Relations, addressing the same issue as SB 180 as well as some other Second Amendment related issues.

Phil Sloan: The Financial Crisis Will Be ‘A Shock To This Country. It Will Be Chaos’

SHTFplan.com - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 13:30

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Phil Sloan has been in the Investment business since 1962 and he’s sounding the alarm for those willing to listen.  He is saying “prepare yourself; your way of life in the United States is about to change.”

Sloan was the Managing Director of Fox Asset Management, a subsidiary of Easton Vance at Fox. He was also on the Investment Committee, the Strategy Committee, and the Management Committee. Sloan was also the Vice President of PaineWebber (now UBS) Investment Consulting services and worked with financial advisors nationwide, setting Investment Policy, Asset Allocation, hiring outside managers, and monitoring results. As if that wasn’t enough, Sloan was also the Vice President consulting services for Merrill Lynch.  It’s safe to say he may know a thing or two about the financial crises (both past and future) in the United States.

Sloan was recently interviewed by the X22 Spotlight, and he is asking people to prepare themselves now for what’s coming.

Sloan says the economy is moving at a snail’s pace, but that isn’t all. He expects that at some point we (the US economy) will run out of gas. He says that pension problems are headed our way. “Pensions have problems because they were never funded properly and the idea that somebody could retire and get paid their full compensation for 20 or 30 years is a ludicrous concept. So, therefore, now that you have an aging population and they have all these crazy schemes built in that ‘we’re gonna pay you for the next 20…25 years at your full salary..there’s just no pension in the world that can do that. ”  Pension issues are becoming a problem.  Many states are struggling with these unfunded liabilities.

“The pensioners are going to wake up one day and get an email or a phone call or whatever, saying ‘by the way, you were supposed to get 100 bucks, but unfortunately, we don’t have enough money, so you’re going to get 50 bucks’…60 bucks…40 bucks…or whatever their number is. I can’t tell you what that number is, but it’s not going to be 100.”  Sloan goes on to say that the United States is $20 trillion in debt, so governors that seek to pad pensions with money from the treasury are going to be massively disappointed.  Sloan also says that if anyone ever approves funding pensions this way, the US will become Zimbabwe.  “There is no way to pay these Ponzi schemes,” Sloan said.

When Sloan was asked about his take on the elites keeping gold down, he said:

“…it’s some central bank trying to disrupt the marketplace. If you look around the world, the Chinese central banks are getting gold reserves. The Russian central bank; getting gold resesrves. So, they want to have a currency system, a payment system, whatever you wanna call it, that’s based on real money. Gold has been around for thousands of years and has always had value.”

Sloan was also asked what happens in the United States when the dollar system finally breaks apart, which it will do inevitably. Sloan said:

“Inflation will come back rampantly in this country, and we will be, you know, having this real problem of potentially hyperinflation to deal with.  Because if the dollar goes down by 25%, and you are, you know, China or Europe or whomever, selling goods to the United States, you’re no longer gonna say ‘well, I’m gonna accept the dollar, you want a dollar and a quarter, a dollar and a half, a dollar and three quarters, etc. So, I think, if inflation comes back, it will affect everybody in a very negative way. AND, we will no longer be able to live beyond our meansWhich is going to be a shock to this country….it will be chaos.” -Phil Sloan

Sandy Hook Parents’ Law Suit Hinges on ‘Negligent Entrustment’ Argument

The Truth About Guns - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 13:00

Anti-gun forces have long tried and failed to attack gun makers the way class action attorneys went after the tobacco companies. By suing them into submission, forcing them to change or end most of their marketing efforts and wringing billions of dollars out of them to compensate states for the damage done by their products. […]

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Scientists Just Discovered a Weird and Entirely New Form of Matter

The Daily Sheeple - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:51

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It’s not every day that scientists discover an entirely new form of matter, especially one that could have far-reaching applications in both quantum mechanics and future technologies. But researchers at the University of Illinois claim to have done just that, confirming the existence of a long-theorized composite boson particle called ‘excitonium.’

The exotic matter in question displays macroscopic quantum phenomena similar to that of a superconductor, or superfluid, or insulating electronic crystal. Researchers led by Professor of Physics Peter Abbamonte and graduate students Anshul Kogar and Mindy Rak say new experimental tools allowed them to discover a “smoking gun” in the form of a soft plasmon phase, the first ever evidence for ‘excitonium,’ which was first theorized almost 50 years ago.

Scientists hunted for this strange new form of matter for decades but were not able to differentiate it from a Peierls phase, which shares a similar symmetry and superlattice. In order to pin ‘excitonium’ down, the researchers developed an entirely new technique called momentum-resolved electron energy-loss spectroscopy (M-EELS). With this technique, the scientists studied non-doped crystals of the transition metal dichalcogenide titanium diselenide (1T-TiSe2).

What they observed was the soft plasmon phase of the metal reaching a critical temperature, and it was at this point that they were able to determine that ‘excitonium’ consists of special particles made up of escaped electrons and the gap left in their absence. This positively charged exciton particle is a composite of the escaped electron and the hole left behind it.

“This result is of cosmic significance,” explained lead researcher Peter Abbamonte. “Ever since the term ‘excitonium’ was coined in the 1960s by Harvard theoretical physicist Bert Halperin, physicists have sought to demonstrate its existence. Theorists have debated whether it would be an insulator, a perfect conductor, or a superfluid—with some convincing arguments on all sides. Since the 1970s, many experimentalists have published evidence of the existence of excitonium, but their findings weren’t definitive proof and could equally have been explained by a conventional structural phase transition.”

The team reproduced their results on a variety of cleaved crystals and published their findings in the journal Science. They say the surprising discovery reveals yet another example of the mysterious world of quantum mechanics. In the future, the superconductive and superfluid qualities of ‘excitonium’ could aid in the development of advanced technologies. Supermaterials like metallic microlattice, thermoelectric materials, metamaterials, carbon nanotubes, graphene, airloy, and others could fuel a revolution in manufacturing.

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‘Fireman Prophet’ Says Donald Trump Has ‘Angels Assigned To Him’

SHTFplan.com - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:45

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The “fireman prophet,” who claims to have predicted the outcome of the 2016 election in 2011 says that president Donald Trump has angels assigned to him, which will also protect his family, and the recent impeachment vote was destined to fail.

Mark Taylor, known as the fireman prophet and co-author of The Trump Prophecies, says impeachment attempts on President Donald Trump will be futile.

In November of 2016, the world witnessed the impossible. Nearly every household in America was tuned in to the election feeds, and every update pointed to a loss for the Republican Party. But when the map of the states flipped red in the final hour, there were a select few who weren’t surprised. They had always known Trump was going to win. He was chosen for such a time as this. The prophecy had said so.

This prophet, this reserved man of God, was retired firefighter Mark Taylor. The word given by the Holy Spirit was delivered on April 28, 2011 in the middle of the most debilitating sickness a man could ever experience. –The Trump Prophecies book description

Taylor said that in 2011, God told him that then-businessman Donald Trump would be president and despite his many enemies, God would still protect him. “They will say things about this man, the enemy, but it will not affect him and they will say it rolls off of him like a duck. For even as the feathers of a duck protect it, so shall my feathers protect this next president.” – Mark Taylor 2011 The Trump Prophecies 

Taylor says that the recent failed impeachment vote is evidence that God protects Trump. On Wednesday, 58 Democrats in Congress voted to try and impeach President Trump, but the House overwhelmingly voted to kill the resolution as most Democrats joined Republicans in opposing the move. Representative Al Green, D-Texas, brought the resolution to a vote, accusing Trump, among other things, of being bigoted and a racist. After his resolution was read aloud, the House voted 364-58 to table the resolution.

But Taylor says he knew this would happen, and there should be no reason to fear. Taylor said months ago, “Rest assured, they may try these things but none of that’s going to succeed because this man has been anointed and appointed by God. He’s not going anywhere so I want to put that out there for the people because there’s a lot of fear out there. There’s no reason to be walking in fear right now,” he continued. “What I want to encourage people to do is to stay engaged in the fight. This is not a time to lay down the weapons of your warfare.” Taylor says that Trump is not going anywhere.

And Taylor continues to see signs from God in the everyday occurrences of party politics in America. Taylor said, “Interesting thing about today’s impeachment vote – it was by a 306 margin; Donald Trump won the election by 306 electoral college votes. You think that’s a sign?  Yes.”

Mary Colbert,  Taylor’s co-author says, “Mark prophesied before he [Trump] was elected, they will try to impeach him but it will not work, so God already gave us a headline warning that they’re really going to try to do this. That is not going to happen. He [Trump] has angels assigned to him and his family. You try to harm this man, God help you!” Colbert added.

Scientists ‘Inject’ Information Into The Brains Of Monkeys

The Daily Sheeple - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:38

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Two neuroscientists at the University of Rochester say they have managed to introduce information directly into the premotor cortex of monkeys‘ brains. This new research could eventually help people who have had strokes.

The researchers published the results of the experiment on Thursday in the journal Neuron. Although the research is preliminary and carried out in just two monkeys, the researchers speculated that further research and studies might lead to brain implants for people with strokes.

“You could potentially bypass the damaged areas and deliver stimulation to the premotor cortex,” said Kevin A. Mazurek, a co-author of the study. “That could be a way to bridge parts of the brain that can no longer communicate.”

According to the New York Times, in order to study the premotor cortex of monkeys, Dr. Mazurek and his co-author, Dr. Marc H. Schieber, trained two rhesus monkeys to play a game. The monkeys sat in front of a panel equipped with a button, a sphere-shaped knob, a cylindrical knob, and a T-shaped handle. Each object was ringed by LED lights. If the lights around an object switched on, the monkeys had to reach out their hand to it to get a reward — in this case, a refreshing squirt of water.

Each object required a particular action. If the button glowed, the monkeys had to push it. If the sphere glowed, they had to turn it. If the T-shaped handle or cylinder lit up, they had to pull it. After the monkeys learned how to play the game, Dr. Mazurek and Dr. Schieber had them play a wired version. The scientists placed 16 electrodes in each monkey’s brain, in the premotor cortex. Each time a ring of lights switched on, the electrodes transmitted a short, faint burst of electricity. The patterns varied according to which object the researchers wanted the monkeys to manipulate. As the monkeys played more rounds of the game, the rings of light dimmed. At first, the dimming caused the monkeys to make mistakes. But then their performance improved. Eventually the lights went  out completely, yet the monkeys were able to use only the signals from the electrodes in their brains to pick the right object and manipulate it for the reward. And they did just as well as with the lights. This hints that the sensory regions of the brain, which process information from the environment, can be bypassed altogether. The brain can devise a response by receiving information directly, via electrodes.  –The New York Times

Neurologists have long known that applying electric current to certain parts of the brain can make people involuntarily jerk certain parts of their bodies, however, this isn’t what these monkeys experienced.  Dr. Mazurek and Dr. Schieber were able to rule out this possibility by seeing how short they could make the pulses. With a jolt as brief as a fifth of a second, the monkeys could still master the game without the lights without the jerking about.

The stimulation must be producing some conscious perception,” said Paul Cheney, a neurophysiologist at the University of Kansas Medical Center, who was not involved in the new study.  Dr. Schieber speculated that someday scientists might be able to use such advanced electrodes to help people who suffer brain damage. Strokes, for instance, can destroy parts of the brain along the pathway from sensory regions to areas where the brain makes decisions and sends out commands to the body. Implanted electrodes might eavesdrop on neurons in healthy regions, such as the visual cortex, and then forward information into the premotor cortex.

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Times Square Terrorist Planned Attack For Years, Told Police “Motive Was Revenge”

The Daily Sheeple - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:36

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Update (2 pm ET): In a harrowing account of today’s Times Square terrorist attack, the New York Post interviewed several witnesses who shared their accounts of the immediate aftermath of the attack, which triggered a small stampede out of the narrow subway tunnel where Akayed Ullah detonated his homemade pipe bombs.

“I heard a kaboom. It was shaky,” said Jamar Moore, 39, who was near a turnstile when he felt the explosion.

“There was a little rumble. Everyone just hit the stairs and started running. People were losing their pocketbooks. Once we heard that pop, everybody was out.”

In the mad scramble to flee after the would-be suicide bomber’s explosive device erupted underground, people at the station were falling over each other, trampling on others and losing their shoes, Moore recalled.

“People started getting trampled. I see about three to four people falling,” he said.

Sarah Benelli, 35, was on an A train that had pulled into 42nd Street/Port Authority when the bomb detonated, shaking the whole train and causing frightened commuters to jump on board to try to get away.

“I had headphones on, but I felt this rattle in my chest. I pulled the headphones out, and it sounded just like thunder. It reverberated for a couple seconds, and it was really loud,” said the Inwood resident.

“As I heard the rumbling, I heard people on the platform running on the train. There were a couple expletives; people were obviously scared. A few people ducked down in the train, and people were shouting to get away from the doors so the doors could close. They wanted to get out of there.”

As we noted earlier, Ullah told police that his attack was an act of vengeance against the US for violence in Gaza.

Meanwhile, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in her first official comment on today’s attack that Trump’s proposed ban on “Chain Migration” might’ve prevented today’s attack.

In a story reminiscent of the hero cop who helped subdue the attacker during the Halloween attack in lower Manhattan, police officials are lauding one hero officer who arrested Ullah.

Update (12:30 pm ET): Akayed Ullah, the 27-year-old would-be suicide bomber who detonated an explosive device underground near the Port Authority Bus Terminal this morning – an attack that was timed to coincide with morning rush hour foot traffic – told investigators that he carried out the attack to mete out revenge on America, which he blamed for bombings in his home country, according to the New York Post.

The Post added that Ullah was an NYC cab driver until recently, when his licensed lapsed and he neglected to renew it. Ullah told authorities in sum and substance from his hospital bed: “They’ve been bombing in my country and I wanted to do damage here,” sources said. Ullah attached two pipe bombs to his person using velcro and zip ties.

The bombing occurred around 7:20 am inside the subway passageway between West 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue and West 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue. Ullah suffered burns to his hands and abdomen, along with lacerations. He injured three others who were in proximity to him, and was quickly taken into custody and transported to Bellevue Hospital.

According to authorities, Ullah has reportedly been planning the attack for years.

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Summary:

A 27-year-old Bangladeshi national was taken into custody with serious injuries after a suspected pipe bomb he was carrying malfunctioned and exploded prematurely inside a Midtown Manhattan subway station Monday morning. The explosion happened around 7:20am, in an underground tunnel linking the Port Authority Bus Terminal to Times Square.

The suspect, Akayed Ullah, wore the device that went off shortly after 7 a.m., Police Commissioner James O’Neill said at a news conference near the scene. Ullah suffered serious burns, while other victims had minor injuries, he said. In the sprawling Times Square station, the city’s busiest, a “low, muffled sound” was heard when the bomb detonated, according to the New York Times. It went off in a walkway that runs underground between Seventh and Eighth avenues that connects the lettered subway lines, the A, C and E, with the numbered lines, the 1, 2, and 3.

“You can tell that it was not normal commuter noise,” said Roxanne Malaspina, 50, an employee in Bloomberg LP’s legal department. She had just gotten off the A train when she heard the explosion and joined a crowd running further into the station to catch a train away from the area. “It created a little bit of a panic in that underground passageway,” Malaspina said. “It’s not like normal commuter chaos.”

The Port Authority Bus Terminal where the explosion took place, is the largest in the country and the busiest in the world – serving about 225,000 commuters a day.  It’s what’s known by law enforcement officials as a ‘soft target’ because it handles a lot of traffic but doesn’t have the same kind of security as a place like an airport.

The terrorist was found injured at the scene and rushed to Bellevue Hospital. He was wearing what appears to be a homemade pipe bomb attacked to his body with velcro and zip ties.  Authorities say Ullah is talking to investigators at the hospital.  Three other people also reported to local hospitals for minor injuries like ringing in the ears and headaches.

Video surveillance captured the explosion. It showed a crowd of commuters trudging forward toward the camera when a cloud of smoke and dust bursts into the picture. As the cloud fills the screen, dozens of commuters run. One person falls to the floor, apparently injured.

Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton told MSNBC’s Morning Joe that the suspect ‘supposedly was setting the device off in the name of ISIS’ and that it was ‘definitely a terrorist attack, definitely intended’.

At a morning press conference, current NYPD Commission James O’Neill said that the suspect ‘did make statements’ but that they are not going to comment on them yet. Though it’s still early in the investigation, New York City officials say it was definitely an attempted terror attack. ‘This was an attempted terror attack and thank God the perpetrator did not achieve his ultimate goals,’ Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

CNN reports that it appears the Subway was not the intended target of the pipe bomb, and that it may have went off prematurely.  They also learned that the device was homemade and could have caused catastrophic damage if it went off as intended.

Commissioner O’Neill said that they have obtained CCTV footage of the attack, but they have not detailed yet what it shows.

The attack was the second on New Yorkers in six weeks, coming after a man in a rented truck drove up a crowded bike path on Halloween. Monday’s explosion came at the height of Christmas season, when the city is filled with daytrippers and tourists expecting a fairytale Manhattan.

New York Mayor Andrew Cuomo said a bombing in the subway is ‘one of our worst nightmares’ – but he said New Yorkers will get through this as they have before on 9/11 and even the most recent terror attack on Halloween.

‘This is the New York. The reality is we are the target by many who would like to make a statement against democracy and against freedom. We have the Statue of Liberty in our harbor and that makes us an international target.

‘We understand that anyone can go on the internet and download garbage and vileness on how to put together an amateur-level explosive device and that is the reality that we live with.

‘The counter reality is that this is New York and we all pitch together and we are a savvy people and we keep our eyes open and that’s what ‘see something, say something’ is all about. And we have the best law enforcement on the globe and we’re all working together extraordinarily well,’ Gov. Cuomo said.

The Port Authority Bus Terminal, which is connected to the Times Square station by a tunnel, closed. Subway lines were delayed and bypassing Times Square, and PATH trains were accepting bus riders.

President Donald Trump was briefed on the incident, according to spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

The motivation for the Monday blast was unclear.

After the Halloween attack, Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old Uzbek immigrant from Paterson, New Jersey, was charged with terrorism. Eight people died, including five visitors from Argentina, and 12 were injured when a rental truck that authorities said Saipov drove plowed them over on a West Side Highway bike path. Saipov was shot by police but is expected to survive.

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Update 4: The NYPD is significantly stepping up security around the city, as a result of 3 civilians suffering minor injures during the explosion. Separately, the terrorist suspect Is now at Bellevue Hospital, with serious injuries.

Authorities released the following photo of the bomber:

Meanwhile, the NYPD and FBI have arrived at the suspects home in Brooklyn.

Update 3: The New York Post reports, an ISIS-inspired Bangladeshi national set off an homemade explosive device at the Port Authority Bus Terminal subway station Monday morning, law enforcement sources said.

The suspected bomber – a 27-year-old who lived in Brooklyn – had wires attached to him and was armed with a five-inch metal pipe bomb and battery pack as he walked through the Manhattan transit hub, sources said. Two law enforcement sources have identified the suspect as Ullah Akayed.

Police took the man into custody.

Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that the man was inspired by ISIS and originally from Bangladesh.

There was at least one injury and the wounded was the suspect. The man, who was seriously injured, was taken to Bellevue Hospital.

Investigators briefly spoke to the man, who told them he made the explosive device at the electrical company where he works.

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Chinese Man Famous For Scaling Skyscrapers Films His Own Death As Stunt Goes Horribly Wrong

The Daily Sheeple - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:11

A man walks through a cloud of dust whipped up by wind at the construction site near newly erected office skyscrapers in Beijing

A famous Chinese daredevil known across the internet for scaling skyscrapers fell to his death while trying to raise money to get married and lift his family out of poverty.

Wu Yongning, 26, who had more than 1 million followers online, fell from a 62-story building in Changsha, Hunan, China last month, his girlfriend confirmed to Chinese media outlets. The young man, famous for climbing tall buildings without safety equipment, unwittingly filmed his own death.

“Today is December 8th. It makes me think of November 8th, the day you left us and left this world,” his girlfriend posted online last Friday, the Telegraph reported. Wu fell from the top of the Huayuan Hua Center, one of the tallest buildings in the city.

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As an internet celebrity, Wu had shared more than 300 videos of his death-defying stunts online before his luck ran out. Fans began to express concern after his account suddenly went silent.

The stunt that ended Wu’s life was part of a rooftopping challenge for $15,000 in prize money, according to the South China Morning Post. He was reportedly trying to win the money to propose to his girlfriend, as well as take care of his mother.

“He planned to propose to his girlfriend,” his step-uncle Feng Shengliang revealed. “He needed the money for the wedding, and for medical treatment for his ailing mother.”

Wu warned his viewers against imitating his actions, noting that he had martial arts training and had served as a stuntman in movies. One of his former companions claimed that Wu regularly “went a bit over the top, always trying things that are beyond his ability,” BBC reports.

The rooftopping trend, which has been growing in popularity, has resulted in numerous deaths around the world.

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[VIDEO] Is The Flu Shot An IQ Test To Eliminate Stupid People?

The Daily Sheeple - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:09

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Is the flu shot a nationwide IQ test or experiment being run by globalists to “thin the herd” and eliminate people who are stupid enough to line up for flu shots?  One YouTube channel has tackled this very issue, and their take on it is extremely unnerving.

The Health Ranger uploaded a video back in March of 2017 that goes into detail about those willing to get the flu shot.  With this year’s  flu shot boasting a whopping 10% effective rate, it sure seems like those gung-ho for it are incapable of even minute amounts of research.  And coupled with that low rate of efficacy, doctors and those in the media are still saying that you should go get the shot.  So what gives?

Of course, it sounds insane that the elites would use a flu shot to thin the herd; or does it? The Health Ranger posed the question:

The video begins with the narrator asking for viewers to begin to think like globalists.  Since much of humanity will be obsolete in the coming generation thanks to robotics advancements, the elites seek to eliminate 90% of Earth’s population over time.  Bill Gates has even said he thinks that vaccines could play a role in the overall reduction of the human population growth.

“Everyone of us is expendable in the minds of the globalist,” says the Health Ranger, aka, Mike Adams. “They certainly don’t want people like you and I, who can think for ourselves.  They want obedient…not even workers anymore…we used to say ‘obedient workers.’ They want obedient elitists. Because the workers, they don’t even need for very much longer.” So how do they accomplish this population reduction?

“…what a great idea, from their point of view, to run around with a flu shot and just put..I don’t know, cancer viruses in it. Or just put extra mercury or just put infertility chemicals in it. Who’s gonna know?” – The Health Ranger, aka Mike Adams

And that’s the point that’s stuck personally after watching the video.  Do we really know what’s in a vaccine? We know what the insert says is in the flu shot, and that’s horrifying enough, but do we really think the elites would tell us if they put an extra dose of infertility drugs in the flu shot? “Nobody does composition tests on vaccine batches,” says Adams.  The FDA and the CDC do not test individual batches of vaccines, yet a very limited number of other scientists have done a few limited test.  Yet the results from those who do test these vaccines, are hardly calming and never front page news. 

In the study, published this week in the International Journal of Vaccines and Vaccination, the researchers led by Antonietta Gatti, of the National Council of Research of Italy and the Scientific Director of Nanodiagnostics, say their results “show the presence of micro- and nano-sized particulate matter composed of inorganic elements in vaccine samples” not declared in the products’ ingredients lists. –Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute

Some of the vaccines even contained lead. “They can put anything they want in a vaccine then inject it in tens of millions of people and totally get away with it,” said the Health Ranger. He goes on to say that genocide will be done in a different way. The Nazis, for example, had to commit mass genocide by force. Gone are those days, but the condition through propaganda designed to get people to line up for the flu shot laced with infertility drugs would be just as effective.

“They use info-terrorism” to get people to line up for flu shots. Could the flu vaccine be used as an IQ test?

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Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day – Todd

The Truth About Guns - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:00

Not only does Todd pack his G26 in an Alien Gear IWB holster, but he packs an extra mag using a magnetic Neo Mag clip. See what else he’s toting at Everyday Carry . . .

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Suspect in NYC Port Authority explosion identified as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah

The Blaze - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:31

According to NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill, Monday’s explosion at the Port Authority Bus Terminal was a “terror-related incident,” and details about the alleged perpetrator have begun to pile up since his arrest.

The explosion occurred below ground near 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue in Manhattan.

At least four people — including the suspect — were injured in the incident.

What do we know about the suspect so far?

Law enforcement officials identified the suspect, 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, as the one responsible for the incident. Ullah lives in Brooklyn and is of Bangladeshi descent. A Bangladesh police chief reportedly said that Ullah is a U.S. citizen and has no criminal record in Bangladesh.

According to CNN, Ullah is a former for-hire vehicle driver.

O’Neill reported that Ullah wore an “improvised low-tech explosive device,” which was attached to his body. The device was reportedly secured to Ullah’s body with velcro straps and zip ties.

According to KNXV-TV, Ullah told authorities that he made the explosive device himself, and had done so at his workplace.

When reporters asked O’Neill during a news conference if Ullah had any ties to the Islamic State, O’Neill said that Ullah “did make statements,” but declined to elaborate at the time.

Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton told MSNBC that the attack was ISIS-inspired, and the New York Daily News reported that Ullah told authorities that he attempted to execute the attack in retaliation for recent Israeli actions in Gaza.

Bratton said that Ullah “was supposedly setting the device off in the name of ISIS.”

Ullah suffered lacerations and burns as a result of the detonation of the device.

This is a developing story and may be updated.

Winning

The Truth About Guns - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:30

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Judge Moore is an excellent example of the deep divide in this nation

The Charles Carroll Society - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:09
Will Judge Moore win in tomorrow’s election? I don’t know. The polls seem to suggest he has a small lead, …

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Obama records robocall, urges Alabama voters to back Doug Jones

The Blaze - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:06

Former President Barack Obama recorded a robocall message that urges Alabama voters to reject Republican Roy Moore by voting for Democrat Doug Jones in Tuesday’s Senate election, The Hill reported.

In recent weeks, several women have accused Moore of sexual misconduct. Moore says the allegations are “completely false.” Recent polling shows a close race, with some recent polls showing Moore with a lead, while others have shown Jones with a lead.

What does Obama’s message say?

“This one’s serious. You can’t sit it out.”

“Doug Jones is a fighter for equality, for progress,” Obama said in the call, according to The Hill. “Doug will be our champion for justice. So get out and vote, Alabama.”

Who is the message intended to target?

The Jones team may hope that a boost from Obama will help black turnout in the state, which will be critical to his chances at upsetting the heavily favored Moore. Jones’s campaign came under fire for releasing a flyer that some voters deemed racially charged, Newsweek reported.

“Think if a black man went after high school girls anyone would try to make him a senator?” the ad asked.

Has the message been sent to potential voters?

On Sunday evening, campaign officials were still deciding whether or not to release the call, according to The Hill.

What else?

President Donald Trump also recorded a robocall, endorsing Moore, which campaign officials released to potential voters Sunday.

In the call, Trump said Jones would be weak on crime, bad for the military and a “puppet” for Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), The Hill reported.

Trump also held a campaign-style rally on Friday in Pensacola, Florida, where he called for voters to support Moore, CNN reported.

“We cannot afford — this country, the future of this country — cannot afford to lose a seat in the very, very close United States Senate. We can’t afford it, folks. We can’t,” Trump said at the rally.

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