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Thursday, August 21, 2014

HS Kid Arrested For Writing In A School Project That He Shot A Dinosaur

Sixteen-year-old Alex Stone was arrested and suspended Tuesday morning because he completed a school assignment by writing about killing a dinosaur using a gun.

The Summerville (SC) High School student and his classmates were told in class to write a few sentences about themselves, and a "status" as if it were a Facebook page. For Stone's "status," he wrote a fictional story that involved the words "gun" and "take care of business."
"I killed my neighbor's pet dinosaur, and, then, in the next status I said I bought the gun to take care of the business," the boy said.
According to a report by WCSC, television investigators say the teacher contacted school officials after seeing the message containing the words "gun" and "take care of business," and police were then notified on Tuesday. Summerville police officials say Stone's bookbag and locker were searched on Tuesday, and a gun was not found.

Stone was suspended for the rest of the week. His mother Karen Gray says she is furious that the school did not contact her before her son was arrested.

She says her son followed directions and completed an assignment.
"If the school would have called me and told me about the paper and asked me to come down and discussed everything and, at least, get his point-of-view on the way he meant it. I never heard from the school, never. They never called me," said Gray.

Stone and his mother say they understand the sensitive nature of what he wrote, but they say it was a rash reaction to an innocent situation.

"I regret it because they put it on my record, but I don't see the harm in it," Stone said."I think there might have been a better way of putting it, but I think me writing like that, it shouldn't matter unless I put it out towards a person."

According to police, when Stone was asked by school officials about the comment written on the assignment, he said it was a joke.

Summerville police officials say Stone was disruptive and was told that he was being detained for disturbing schools.

Stone was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. District officials say the student has been suspended.
It would be safe to assume that with Stone's arrest and suspension, both Barney the Dinosaur and Godzilla are out of danger.

BREAKING: GAO Announces The Bowe Bergdahl Trade Broke The Law

On May 31, 2014 the department of Defense transferred five senior Taliban fighters from Guantanamo Bay to Qatar in exchange for the Taliban’s release of deserter and possible traitor Bowe Bergdahl. At the time the Government Accounting Office was asked if the use of funds to make this trade was legal because Congress wasn't given the proper 30-day warning.

On Thursday the GAO ruled that the use of funds was indeed illegal. In a letter to Minority Leader McConnell as well as the GOP members on the Senate Subcommittee on Defense Committee on Appropriations, the GAO explained why the transfer wasn't "kosher."
This responds to your June 13, 2014, request for our opinion on whether the Department of Defense (DOD) incurred obligations in violation of section 8111 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014 when it transferred five individuals detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the nation of Qatar. Section 8111 prohibits DOD from using appropriated funds to transfer any individuals detained at Guantanamo Bay unless the Secretary of Defense notifies certain congressional committees at least 30 days before the transfer. Pub. L. No. 113-76, div. C, title VIII, § 8111, 128 Stat. 5, 131 (Jan. 17, 2014).

As explained below, we conclude that DOD violated section 8111 because it did not notify the relevant congressional committees at least 30 days in advance of the transfer. In addition, because DOD used appropriated funds to carry out the transfer when no money was available for that purpose, DOD violated the Antideficiency Act. The Antideficiency Act prohibits federal agencies from incurring obligations exceeding an amount available in an appropriation. 31 U.S.C. § 1341(a).
(...) Our opinion in this matter rests upon the Secretary of Defense’s responsibility to comply with a notification condition on the availability of appropriations to transfer individuals from Guantanamo Bay. This opinion does not address the Secretary’s decision to transfer the five individuals in this case as part of DOD’s efforts to secure the release of an American soldier. However, when DOD failed to notify specified congressional committees at least 30 days in advance of its transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees to Qatar, DOD used appropriated funds in violation of section 8111. As a consequence of using its appropriations in a manner specifically prohibited by law, DOD violated the Antideficiency Act. See 31 U.S.C. § 1341(a). DOD should report its Antideficiency Act violation as required by law.
Not that it will change anything..but it is another brick in the "Obama ignoring the law" wall/

Obama's Rule About Fighting Terrorism, It's Called "Except When They're Targeting Jews"

When I was in grade school, spelling traumatized me. I couldn't get the knack -- all those exceptions. "I" before "e" except after "c," except for weigh and weird. The rules have so many exceptions, that even the exceptions have exceptions. I still get heart palpitations just thinking about it. That's probably why I studied Political Science in college -- it's so much easier than spelling.

Yesterday, via his State Department, President Obama explained his rule about fighting terrorism, it's called, "Except when they're targeting Jews." Let me explain how it works.

While talking about ISIS and the murder of Jim Foley President Obama said:
They have rampaged across cities and villages -- killing innocent, unarmed civilians in cowardly acts of violence. They abduct women and children, and subject them to torture and rape and slavery. They have murdered Muslims -- both Sunni and Shia -- by the thousands. They target Christians and religious minorities, driving them from their homes, murdering them when they can for no other reason than they practice a different religion. They declared their ambition to commit genocide against an ancient people.
After Obama's speech, Israeli Prime Minster gave one of his own, explaining that Hamas is guilty of the same horrific acts as ISIS.
"Hamas is ISIS. ISIS is Hamas.  They’re the enemies of peace, they’re the enemies of Israel, they’re the enemies of all civilized countries, and I believe they’re the enemies of the Palestinians themselves.”
As for the Foley beheading Bibi said, it “shows you the barbarism, the savagery of these people,”  and explained:
"We face the same savagery. People who wantonly rocket our cities and conduct mass killings, and when they can, they murder children, teenagers, shoot them in the head, throw people from the sixth floor, their own people, and use their people as human shields.”

During the daily State Department briefing Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf was asked about Netanyahu's comparison, she refused to concede that the groups were similar.
"I think by definition, they are two different groups. They have different leadership, and I’m not going to compare them in that way. I’ll let him [Netanyahu] speak for himself, but I’m not going to use that comparison.”

Why would the Obama administration refuse to accept the Netanyahu comparison?  Well there is one major difference between ISIS and Hamas. ISIS attacks people of all religions but Hamas' primary target the Jewish people.

Civilian casualties? That is another Obama exception.

Since the start of the Gaza war, President Obama constantly attacked Israel for tragic civilian casualties, despite the fact that Israel when out of her way to avoid civilian casualties.

During an interview with the New Yorker this past January, Obama told David Remnick  that he "wrestle[s]" with civilian casualties. But he also said he has
"a solemn duty and responsibility to keep the American people safe. That’s my most important obligation as President and Commander-in-Chief. And there are individuals and groups out there that are intent on killing Americans -- killing American civilians, killing American children, blowing up American blowing up American planes. That’s not speculation. It’s their explicit agenda.”
Now what could ever make Netanyahu's "solemn duty and responsibility" to keep his citizens safe different than Obama's? Both countries are democracies, each are pluralistic societies recognizing the freedom of its people. Only one is comprised mostly of Jews.
Obama believes the world should weed out and fight terrorism wherever you may find it... except if the terrorists are targeting Jews

On Wednesday he said:
From governments and peoples across the Middle East there has to be a common effort to extract this cancer, so that it does not spread.  There has to be a clear rejection of these kind of nihilistic ideologies.  One thing we can all agree on is that a group like ISIL has no place in the 21st century.
But since the start of the Gaza Obama has allowed Israel to go only so far in hitting Hamas before demanding a cease fire indicating that unlike Israel, Obama's strategy is to bring Hamas to the negotiating table not to destroy "extract this cancer, so that it does not spread."

Why is Obama's goal to eradicate ISIS but only to bring Hamas to the bargaining table ? Well, there is only one difference between the two terrorist groups, unlike ISIS Hamas' primary target are the Jews, not only in Israel, but they have stated that their primary target is all Jews across the world.

Talking heads on both sides of the aisle have declared their consternation about President Obama's strategy for fighting terrorism.  It's really easy there is one rule for the terrorists who want to kill the Jews and another for all the other terrorists. Now that they can understand Obama's exception to fighting terror it will be much easier to understand his strategy.

If only spelling was that easy.

IDF Report Exposes Hamas Use Of Human Shields

The IDF has published a new declassified report that exposes the extent to which Hamas Illegally used public infrastructure during Operation Protective Edge. The report utilizes intelligence maps, photographic and video evidence to mount a serious case against Hamas’ illegal use of public infrastructure during Operation Protective Edge.

It demonstrates Hamas’ use of UN facilities, schools, graveyards, mosques and power plants, among other civilian areas. According to the report, Hamas has launched above 1,600 rockets from civilian sites.

This site has published three posts, each detailing another ten examples of Hamas' use of human shields. Click on the title if you wish to view the post.

1) So You Want Proof Hamas Uses Civilians As Human Shields? Here Are Ten Examples


2) You Want MORE Proof of Hamas Using Civilians As Human Shields? Here are Ten More...


3) Hamas Leader Says There Are No Human Shields So Here Are 10 MORE Examples Proving Hamas Uses Human Shields


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Did Alonzo Mourning Give President Obama Ideas About How To Eradicate Isis?

Dammit! For a moment there I thought he was trying to be Presidential. The short message by  a visibly angry President Obama wasn't perfect, but it was pretty good for him. It was a flash of almost leadership.  Then he threw away the leadership optics by rushing to the Vineyard Golf Club for 18 holes of golf.

He denounced the murder of American journalist James Foley by ISIL terrorists as a violent act that "shocks the conscience of the entire world," and declared that "no just God would stand for" the group's actions "yesterday and every day."

The President said that James Foley’s “life stands in stark contrast” to ISIL (also known as ISIS), which continues to perpetrate “cowardly acts of violence”:
They abduct women and children and subject them to torture and rape and slavery. They have murdered Muslims, both Sunni and Shi’a, by the thousands. They target Christians and religious minorities, driving them from their homes, murdering them when they can, for no other reason than they practice a different religion.

No just God would stand for what they did yesterday and what they do every single day. ISIL has no ideology of any value to human beings. Their ideology is bankrupt. They may claim out of expediency that they are at war with the United States or the West, but the fact is they terrorize their neighbors and offer them nothing but an endless slavery to their empty vision and the collapse of any definition of civilized behavior.
After that speech it took him just a few minutes to get into his golf clothes and head to Vineyard Golf Club with Alonzo Mourning, Glenn Hutchins and Cy Walker and tee-off.

Couldn't he take one day off? I don't begrudge this or any president from playing taking time off, but after giving a speech seemingly projecting a crisis attitude, he should act like it.

In his speech he talked about the need for
... a common effort to extract this cancer, so that it does not spread. There has to be a clear rejection of these kind of nihilistic ideologies. One thing we can all agree on is that a group like ISIL has no place in the 21st century. 
How about at least taking a moment to at look like you are trying to come up with a way to extract that 'cancer ' Mr President? Or are you trying to tell us Alonzo Mourning is giving you ideas as to how to handle Isis? Perhaps he is channeling OJ Simpson and looking for the real terrorists.  Optics are important not only to lead the country but also to show the terrorists the seriousness of ones threats.  Today, as usual the President failed optics.

Compounding the problem later in the day the pentagon released the information that there was an attempt to rescue the Isis hostages including James Foley earlier this year. But the mission was scrubbed when the rescuers discovered the hostages were not where they thought.  In other words our intelligence failed. When you combine that with the fact our intelligence told Obama that ISIS was a JV operation its an indication that the CIA needs help and FAST. Heck Alonzo Mourning could be ISIS and nobody would notice. Perhaps instead of crapping all over Israel, Obama should be asking the Mossad for advice.

Today the president showed he has the potential of being a leader, but he is just too lazy to really care.