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The Right of the People to be Secure in their Persons, Houses, Papers, and Effects,
Against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures,
Shall Not Be Violated


Saturday, April 05, 2014

One for Pastorius

Black Eyed Susan
Ride With Me

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Chick Corea Live

The Ultimate Adventure in it's entirety.

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Obamanation Today

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Pakistan: Baby Accused of Attempted Murder

The Islamic world is a trip. There's just nothing else to say:
Lahore (Pakistan) (AFP) - While many children his age are still learning how to crawl, a nine-month-old boy in Pakistan has been accused of attempted murder in a case observers say highlights endemic flaws in the country's legal system. 
Baby Mohammad Musa along with his father and other family members was booked for throwing rocks at gas company officials in the working-class Ahata Thanedaran neighbourhood on February 1, the family's lawyer Chaudhry Irfan Sadiq told AFP Friday.  
Inspector Kashif Muhammad, who attended the alleged crime scene and has since been suspended, wrote in his report that it was a case of attempted murder. 
Appearing in a packed court room with others accused in the case on Thursday, Musa was seen crying as his grandfather Muhammad Yasin held him on his shoulder. Yasin later fed him milk from a bottle while fielding questions from reporters.
Let's just put it this way: If this baby has already attempted murder, then he is WAY out ahead on the learning curve of what it takes to be a good Muslim.

This baby will one day be SUPER MUSLIM.

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Because THAT will impress Putin!

 Times of Israel:

Ukraine threatens to take Russia to court over gas

Kiev rejects Moscow’s latest gas price hike, warns of action that could imperil deliveries to Western Europe

Ukraine on Saturday said it rejected Russia’s latest gas price hike and threatened to take its neighbor to arbitration court over a dispute that could imperil deliveries to Western Europe.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Russia’s two rate increases in three days were a form of “economic aggression” aimed at punishing Ukraine’s new leaders for overthrowing a Moscow-backed regime last month.
Russia’s natural gas giant Gazprom this week raised the price of Ukrainian gas by 81 percent — to $485.50 from $268.50 for 1,000 cubic metres — and now requires the ex-Soviet state to pay the highest rate of any of its European clients.
“Political pressure is unacceptable. And we do not accept the price of $500 (per 1,000 cubic metres of gas),” Yatsenyuk told a government meeting.
And as we would tell Marco from Trapoja, “GOOD LUCK!”
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Opposition Leader: Government Purposefully Concealing Info on Missing #MH370 (Video)

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This Is Your Life On Islam

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Friday, April 04, 2014

An armed society is a polite society

The Blaze:

Here’s What Happened to Crime in Chicago After Illinois Finally Passed Concealed Carry Law

On July 9, 2013, a bill to recognize Illinois gun owners’ right to carry concealed firearms was passed by both chambers of the state Legislature. Illinois became the last state in the nation to allow public possession of concealed guns.
Gun control advocates warned that high-crime areas, like Chicago, would only see more violence if residents were allowed to carry guns in public.
In reality, the opposite may be happening.
On Tuesday, the Chicago Police Department announced that the city experienced its lowest murder rate since 1958 in the first quarter of 2014. There were 6 fewer murders than the same timeframe in 2013 — a 9 percent drop — and 55 fewer murders than 2012, police said.
Further, there were reportedly 90 fewer shootings and 119 fewer shooting victims compared to last year. There have also been 222 fewer shootings and 292 fewer shooting victims compared to the first quarter in 2012.
All crime is down 25 percent from 2013 and police say they have confiscated over 1,300 illegal guns in the last three months.
Now, it’s entirely too soon to conclude that the concealed carry law is partly responsible for Chicago’s across-the-board drop in the crime. However, it is not unreasonable to conclude the drop in crime may undercut gun control advocates’ argument that more guns equal more crime.
It should also be noted that the first concealed carry permits were issued in late February, so the decrease in murders and shootings can’t be solely attributed to more people carrying guns.
The more telling statistics will be revealed as 2014 marches on. Still, as always, correlation doesn’t necessarily mean causation.
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy called the drop in crime a “trend.” He attributed the drop to the “talent level of individuals” on the police force, “intelligent policing strategies” and other programs. He did not mention the concealed carry law.
Independent Journal Review’s Mike Miller outlines some of the research that has been conducted on the issue:
Gun crime experts John Lott, Jr. and David Mustard made the famous argument in “Crime, Deterrence, and Right-to-Carry Concealed Firearms” that: “When state concealed handgun laws went into effect in a county, murders fell by 8.5 percent, and rapes and aggravated assaults fell by 5 and 7 percent.” More guns mean less crime.
Gary Kleck, PhD., also a gun crime expert, found that the crime deterrence effect of firearms possession is significant: sophisticated statistics suggest three to four crimes are stopped by a handgun than are committed in the United States every year.
Detroit, a longtime progressive city plagued by violent crime, is currently taking an armed stand against criminals. The city’s police chief, James Craig, has advised “fed up” residents to exercise their Second Amendment rights if they feel their life is in danger.
He said criminals should be afraid to break into homes or commit other crimes because it could be the last thing they ever do. Craig also pointed out, “you’re not always going to have time to dial 911.”
As TheBlaze reported last month, the number of fatal self-defense shootings are on the rise in Detroit. There had already been 10 fatal self-defense shootings in the city as of March 27, while there were only 15 in all of 2013.
Time will tell if criminals in Detroit will get the message and think twice before breaking the law. One thing is undeniable, as Craig says, “a lot of good Detroiters are fed up.”


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Remember, count to 10 first. . .

Roll Call:

Moran: Members Can’t Afford to Live Decently in D.C.

Despite what constituents outside of Washington might think, members of Congress are underpaid, a House Legislative Branch appropriator suggested Thursday.
Virginia Democrat James P. Moran said he plans to highlight the injustice by introducing an amendment to the Legislative Branch bill during its full committee markup, and at floor consideration of the bill. Moran made the comments while the bill that funds members’ $174,000 salaries was being marked up in the Legislative Branch subcommittee.
“I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid,” Moran told CQ Roll Call. “I understand that it’s widely felt that they underperform, but the fact is that this is the board of directors for the largest economic entity in the world.”
The senior appropriator pointed out that some members have taken to living out of their offices to save money, while others have “small little apartment units” that make it impossible to spend the time they should with their families.
Most state legislatures provide their members with a per diem allowance, Moran argues, so the federal government should do the same.
The Legislative Branch appropriations bill introduced by Republicans on Wednesday aims to show the chamber’s commitment to austerity by holding spending at current levels. It would continue a freeze on lawmaker salaries that has been in place since 2010.
As for a dollar amount, Moran hasn’t yet thought that through. He said it would probably be consistent with what the federal government provides to other employees.
According to the Congressional Research Service, members began receiving a $6 per diem in 1789. The rate was eventually raised to $8 and remained there until 1856, when members began to receive annual salaries.
Moran assumes the amendment will not pass, admitting “this is wholly quixotic,” but he may bring it up on the House floor to garner attention.
“Our pay has been frozen for three years and we’re planning on freezing it a fourth year. … A lot of members can’t even afford to live decently in Washington,” he said.
Moran recently announced he would retire from Congress.  Roughly a dozen Democrats are making a bid for the seat in Virginia’s 8th District, which includes the inner suburbs of D.C.  The seat is considered Safe Democratic by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.


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The Law of Self-Defense

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CAIR Sues Center For Security Policy For Documentary "Muslim Mafia - Judge Approves Lawsuit, Sends It To Trial

CAIR Helps Define Jihad

From American Freedom Law Center:

Late last week, Federal Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, sitting in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, denied the Council on American-Islamic Relation’s (CAIR) motion for partial summary judgment in a lawsuit CAIR filed against the Center for Security Policy (CSP) and several of its employees, thereby setting the stage for the case to go to a jury trial.
CAIR, which bills itself as “America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization,” sued CSP – a national security policy think tank – and its employees for working on a documentary designed to expose CAIR’s Muslim Brotherhood-Hamas ties and other illegal activities.
While dealing a blow to CAIR, the court granted most of CSP’s motion for summary judgment, sending a few of the surviving issues to trial on the presentation of the slimmest of evidence by CAIR.  Based on this “evidence,” the court concluded that there were factual disputes that had to be resolved by a jury.
With regard to six of the claims advanced by CAIR, the court had these harsh words to say:
The Court finds that Plaintiffs [i.e., CAIR] have thus far been frustratingly unclear as to the injuries at issue for each of the claims.  In addition, Plaintiffs have not specified which injury, if any, corresponds to which of the Plaintiffs, and have made little effort to explain the proximate cause linking the alleged tortious conduct to the injuries at issue.  Instead, Plaintiffs speak in broad generalizations, asserting injuries and damages and proximate cause across multiple counts and multiple Plaintiffs.  As a result, the Court has received only opaque and largely unhelpful briefing. . . .  Plaintiffs are not specific as to these issues, making resolution of the threshold questions of injury and proximate cause next to impossible for the Court.
Robert Muise, Co-Founder and Senior Counsel of the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC), which is representing CSP and its employees, commented:
“While we believe that the court incorrectly went to great lengths to find scant ‘evidence’ to conclude that there are material issues of fact to be resolved by a jury, CAIR is nonetheless in trouble not only with its few surviving claims, but also with the possibility of a public trial that will most certainly expose CAIR for what it is – a sharia-ist front group.”
AFLC is planning to file a motion for reconsideration, arguing that the court misconstrued both the law and the facts with regard to the few surviving claims.
David Yerushalmi, AFLC Co-Founder and Senior Counsel, commented:
“We are certainly disappointed that the court did not rule entirely in favor of our clients, especially because CAIR manifestly abused the legal process in this litigation and because the facts uncovered clearly demonstrate that the documentary was undertaken legally and quite properly.  However, we are eager to prove in court what the documentary sought to prove in the public square: that CAIR is a Muslim Brotherhood-Hamas front group.”
In 2008, Dave Gaubatz, an experienced federal investigator, was hired as an independent contractor to put together a team of field researchers to assist in the documentary.  As part of the field research, Dave Gaubatz trained his son, Chris Gaubatz, to work undercover as an intern with CAIR, which required Chris to wear an audio-video recorder on his clothing to obtain recordings of the routine activities of a CAIR intern.  During this internship, it became clear that both a major fraud occurred within the organization and that CAIR officials were attempting to cover it up.  (AFLC represents five former CAIR victims in a federal lawsuit in the same court alleging fraud and a cover-up by CAIR.  AFLC has filed a motion for summary judgment in that lawsuit as well and is expecting a ruling from the court very soon.)
After the field research for the documentary was completed, Dave Gaubatz published a book entitled,Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld that’s Conspiring to Islamize America, which was an exposé on CAIR.  Shortly after the book was published, CAIR filed a lawsuit in federal court in Washington, D.C., against Dave and Chris Gaubatz.  CAIR then amended its lawsuit to add CSP and several of its employees who were involved in the production of the documentary.  CAIR’s lawsuit alleges violations of various federal wiretap and hacking statutes as well as several common law torts, such as breach of fiduciary duty and trespass, among others.
The case has been ongoing for nearly four years.  At various times throughout the litigation, the court criticized CAIR and its in-house legal counsel for their inability to both efficiently manage the case and to comply with court procedures.  Furthermore, the court scolded CAIR’s in-house lawyers for filing untimely and substantively deficient motions.
CAIR, a self-described Muslim public interest law firm, was previously named as an unindicted co-conspirator and Muslim Brotherhood-Hamas front group by the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the successful prosecution of a terrorist funding cell organized around one of the largest Muslim charities, the Holy Land Foundation (HLF).  HLF raised funds for violent jihad on behalf of Hamas, and top CAIR officials were part of the conspiracy.  As a result, the FBI publicly terminated its outreach activities with CAIR.

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Iranians forced to give up building at 650 Park Ave. as payment to 911 victims.

Iranians forced to give up building at 650 Park Ave. as payment to 911 victims
Terrorism victims are near a deal with the feds to distribute the assets of $500 million office tower at 650 Fifth Ave. 
Terrorism victims are celebrating a concrete victory in their decades-long quest to hold Iran accountable for its role in the 9/11 attacks and other horrific incidents. 
They won the right last week to seize a $500 million Midtown office tower linked to Iran and are near a deal with the feds to distribute the assets of the property, lawyers said.
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Always The Last Place!

Was I ever in a state of agitation this morning! For at least thirty minutes, I was in an absolute frenzy.

I couldn't find the vouchers needed to pay the April 2014 federal estimated tax payment! I knew that our accountant had provided the papers, but they were nowhere to be found.

Until I looked in the last possible place, of course.

From Murphy Laws Site (an excellent site):

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"US childish tantrums and tears will not change Russia’s annexation of Crimea”

Sergei Rybakov, Russia’s deputy foreign minister
He advises the USA to “DO YOGA”
Telegraph UK:
America’s leaders should stop throwing “childish tantrums” over the annexation of Crimea and instead “do yoga”, a Russian official said on Thursday, in a caustic intervention in the confrontation between Moscow and Washington.
Sergei Rybakov, Russia’s deputy foreign minister, said decisions by the US to end military and civilian cooperation, including that between Nasa and the Russian space agency, ran against “the free will of the people of Crimea”.
He added that the Americans were being “childish” if they thought that such actions could change the situation.
“What advice can we give our American colleagues? Spend more time in the fresh air, practise yoga, a balanced diet, maybe watch some sitcoms on TV,” he said. “Its better than ‘cheating’ yourself and others, knowing that the train has left and childish tantrums and tears are not going to help,” he said.
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From The Netherlands- Dear Mr. Obama: Find a Leader to Follow

Reformatorisch Dagblad, Netherlands

Dear Mr. Obama: Find
a Leader to Follow

By W. de Kloe

You are undisputedly the most powerful man in the world. Yet your influence on world events is slight. 

Translated By Anne Hukkelhoven

31 March 2014
It has not escaped anyone’s attention in the western part of the Netherlands that you have visited our country this week. Highways were closed off, helicopters filled the airspace and uniforms colored crucial intersections blue. A billboard reminded me that there were another 57 government leaders present at the nuclear summit in The Hague. They were so much standing in your shadow, that I actually was not aware of their presence. You have enjoyed the visit. No wonder, as you could enter the Rijksmuseum without waiting in line to enjoy the “Nachtwacht.” You ate a wonderful dinner with our monarchs and you have laughed about a cycling Prime Minister Rutte. You have let it be known that you even thought it was “gezellig.”The last couple of days, I have thought about how it would feel to be the most powerful man in the world. Wherein does that power lie? Was it visible when your less powerful colleague Putin played a game of conquest in the Black Sea? Is your hand discernible in Syria, in Central Africa? Do you have influence on the world economy, and is it thanks to your policy that we seem to be leaving behind the crisis? Has the world really become more safe because of your contribution to the nuclear summit, which was the reason for your visit? Or does your power possibly manifest itself in great America? I cannot shake the feeling that it is disappointing to leave a mark while your opponents, the Republicans, call the shots in some agencies.

You are undisputedly the most powerful man in the world. Yet your influence on world events is slight.And are you capable of making that difference in America? At most, in that, you strive more for innovation and hence the dismantling of the old, while a Republican would primarily make an effort to conserve the trusted capitalistic, and maybe also Christian values.I wonder whether you are really happy in your role. Maybe you are looking forward to the moment of handing over [your role] to your successor. That does not go easily, for that matter: over-the-top, sidetracked, with no second chance possible — as a disappointment into the history books. How can you get your life back on track later?

Can I give you some advice? Do not expect it from your own abilities, but find a leader to follow. I know One who is Almighty. His tenure does not end after eight years.
Transparent, all right.
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Sonny Rollins Quintet
I'm Old Fashioned

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Thursday, April 03, 2014

"I don’t think the employer mandate will go into effect”

Former WH press secretary Robert Gibbs, speaking to a crowd in Colorado yesterday.
Holee shit.
In February, the Obama Administration announced the second delay to the mandate, which requires certain businesses to either offer their full-time employees insurance or pay penalties.
Under the most recently announced delay, employers with between 50 and 99 employees have until January 2016 to offer health insurance or pay a fine. Companies with over 100 employees must offer insurance or pay a fine of $2,000 per worker by January 2015. Those with fewer than 50 employees are not subject to the penalty.
Gibbs argued that most employers with more than 100 workers already offer health insurance, and that only a relatively small number of companies have between 50 and 99 employees.
Of course they offered it, just as so many individuals had health insurance. That was not the problem. The problem is that the policies which were acceptable to the users, did not meet the Obamacare criteria like infant nursing coverage fr 60 year old women.
If any of these policies which are unacceptable change by even one detail they are un-grandfathered and cancelled by the govt and as we all know the new non ‘bad-apple’ coverage will remove disposable  income from employees BECAUSE THE NEW POLICIES WILL COST MORE.
And it is the political fallout from that which Robert Gibbs is predicting the administration will seek to avoid.
Every action and non action by this administration now merely creates a more and more cynical voting population.
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Actual And Literal Islamic Human Slaughterhouses For Christians Discovered

Actual And Literal Islamic Human Slaughterhouses For Christians Discovered

From Will at THE OTHER NEWS:

Actual And Literal Islamic Human Slaughterhouses For Christians Discovered. HT: Shoebat - Aina.
Warning links contain 18 + and gruesome footage .
Saif Al-Adlubi told the story when the Egyptian butcher would examine the row of people who were waiting their execution. Al-Adlubi witnessed at least two Armenians who were waiting their turn to be slaughtered since no one paid their ransom, the sum of $100,000 each.

"He grabbed the neck of one elderly Armenian Christian", says Al-Adlubi, which the Egyptian butcher was about to slaughter. The Egyptian butcher felt the neck of the Christian Armenian saying "you're an aged man and your neck is soft and I don't have to sharpen my knife for you". Others might be more difficult depending on their physique.

Saif Al-Adlubi tells of his miraculous escape to the Turkish village of Rehaniyeh from Syria. He was probably one of the few survivors who sounded the alarm on one of the gruesome systematic human extermination centers carried out by the Takfiri Jihadist group ISIS.

Rescue Christians translated an interview with Al-Adlubi: (See video Above).

(Also see references [here] and from Al-Jazeera [here] and others [here])

The prison centers where the ISIS (Da'ish) controls have become miniatures of what was during the Nazi SS extermination camps, except the ISIS carries out the extermination in a much more horrific way. 

Da'ish transforms the prisons into kangaroo courts with systematic slaughterhouses and killing centers to exterminate Christians and Muslims who disagree with the Takfiri ideology. Once they are found guilty, the way they deal with the victims was as if they were cattle.

The ISIS stands for The Islamic group of Iraq and Syria. ISIS is also known in Middle East circles as Da'ish. Rescue Christians obtained footage of another slaughterhouse from one Syrian Christian named Kamil Toume to confirm the claims.

It all adds up. Toume confirmed what was told by Al-Adlubi and he provided some leaked footage to prove it:

Rescue Christians aided Toume's plight to escape the fate of his father and sister after they were ritually sacrificed and cremated by Al-Nusra Islamist rebels in Duwair near Homs.

We also work in order to rescue Christians from this horror in Syria. Please donate to save the lives of Christians in Iraq and Syria from this unbearable brutality and evil. When you donate, you save a life and fight evil.

"You never heard of Umm Muhammad slaughterhouse?" Kamil told us when we asked him to comment on the story of Saif Al-Adlubi.
"What do you mean by Umm Muhammad Slaughterhouse"? We asked in unbelief.

The footage is from two separate slaughterhouses, one in Bayyada and the other is even 3 years old in Al-Siba'.

Slaughterhouses has been going on for 3 years in Syria.

Al-Adlubi is Muslim fundamentalist who joined the FSA (Free Syrian Army) and was a militant and a media agent for the FSA. He was captured by Da'ish and tells his horrific tale explaining how he has never experienced or seen such horror under the Assad Regime. He was one of few that made it out when the Syrian militia finally defeated the Da'ish rebels in that specific prison center.
"How could I be considered Kafir (heathen) if I pray and fast?" he asked the prison official as he tells his story to several Arabic news agencies.
"you are "murtad" [apostate]" answered the official.
"I asked him, what is my destiny. I want to get a closure. What is it, a year two years in prison?"
"He said in Arabic "Abshir Bithabih", in English, "Rejoice, you will be sacrificed".
According to Dai'sh Islamic theology, he would be sacrificed as a martyr by being slaughtered for his sin. This is not the same fate for Christians who in their view will end up in eternal hellfire.
Before he was freed, Al-Adlubi saw the bodies of young men who were systematically slaughtered and disemboweled.

"The slaughterhouse was on a hill. It is secluded and is void of any homes nearby" says Al-Adlubi. "I witnessed lifeless bodies hanging upside down as if they were slaughtered sheep," he added.
"In the center of the slaughterhouse is a huge Egyptian about two meters high. He was the one doing the slaughtering"

The Egyptian butcher examines the row of the young and old men who were about to be slaughtered: Armenian Christians, Syrian Christians, Shiites and even Sunnis. Each had to be physically examined.They are decapitated from the root of their necks, their chest cavities are opened and disemboweled and hung upside down. The neck of the aged Christian Armenian man was a simple one.

The stories told by Al-Adlubi and Toume adds up. Toume sent us some footage that circulated the Syrian community after the human slaughterhouse finally ended, and the ugly remaining evidence was revealed when Umm Muhammad's slaughterhouse in the Siba' district in Homs was busted by Syrian police 3 years ago in August 2011. This was during the infancy of the revolution in Syria.

Umm Muhammad's slaughterhouse was not operated by Da'ish but by the FSA (Free Syrian Army) during its infancy.

The slaughterhouses were in progress for years and only the future will show the extent of such operations.We have also reported in the past how a rare disease (Kuru) that infected Syrians which can only be contracted as a result of cannibalism.

Umm Muhammad was a Sunni woman in charge of dismembering human bodies. In the footage, it can be seen with human bodies being chopped up exactly as is done in a cattle slaughterhouse. What is striking is the way of the superior care in the chipping of the body parts without having clear traces of torture, which indicates that the potential target was to pile the body parts for an unknown reason. The table is the type used in a morgue or in Forensic Medicine.

Al-Adlubi's story also checks out from footage obtained from Al-Bayyada, another slaughterhouse, which Rescue Christians was able to obtain footage from. And just as Al-Adlubi stated, they were hanging upside down, headless, like slaughtered sheep. The heads were removed from the root of the chest cavity just as Al-Adlubi stated when describing how the Egyptian was doing his meticulous methods and how Toume described the Umm-Muhammad slaughterhouse in Al-Siba' district.Read the full story herewarning footage contains extreme violence. 

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Ft. Hood Shooter, Ivan Lopez' Wife Cooperating With The Investigation, So Why Won't Military Release The Name of the Shooter?

Sources confirm yesterday's Fort Hood shooter is 34 year old Ivan Lopez. Military officials will not confirm that name. -- @annawerner
7:07am - 3 Apr 14
. Via CBS Twitter
Link got above CBS Twitter feed. https://mobile.twitter.com/CBSNews

I'm posting the link to this twitter feed because it is supposedly reported that Lopez's wife is cooperating with the investigation, and the time stamp on the tweet indicates the military has yet to confirm shooters identity. What reason would the military have in holding back now?

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There Was Ft. Hood I and Now There Is Ft. Hood II, and There Was Also an Attempt To Blow Up A Restaurant Near Ft. Hood Which Was Frequented By U.S. Soldiers

From commenter, Aldo:

Still waiting for the definitive Islam link that seems fairly probable. Some interesting things I've come up with so far though - I used google maps to work out that Lopez lived exactly 3.8 miles - 8 minutes drive from the only mosque in Killeen Tx. Yes the mosque Nidal Hassan visited... 
Also rediscovered the 2011 news about the foiled plot to blow up the restaurant near Fort Hood frequented by soldiers from the base. Thought I'd mention this because many who are reporting this shooting keep referencing the Nidal Hassan shooting as though that were the only past incident regarding Fort Hood that's worth mentioning.  

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From The Department of WHAT THE FUCK? - Malaysian defence minister agrees MH370’s disappearance is a ‘blessing in disguise’

Malaysian defence minister agrees MH370’s disappearance is a ‘blessing in disguise’ 
Malaysia's defence minister has sparked outrage after agreeing the tragedy of missing MH370 flight a 'blessing in disguise'. 
It is the latest in a series of blunders by Hishammuddin Hussein as the international search continues almost a month after the Boeing 777 went missing. He has been criticised for withholding information from relatives, and failing to stop two Iranians who boarded the plane with stolen passports. 
Last night, a Kuala Lumpur-based journalist Ismail Amsyar tweeted the minister saying: 'MH370 is a blessing in disguise for all of us. I understand now the beauty of unity, the sweetness of having each other.' 
In a response which has caused international uproar, Mr Hussein said: 'Right u are :)' Outraged Twitter users hit back attacking the 'inappropriate' tweet, which has since been deleted, as families continue to fight for information on the mystery. 
Mr Amsyar, who received death threats following the exchange, this morning apologised 'from the bottom of [his] heart' for the comment.


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This Week On The Gathering Storm

Listen to The Gathering Storm Radio Show, hosted by WC and Always On Watch.

The show broadcasts live for 30 minutes every Friday beginning at noon, Pacific Time.

The call-in number is 646-915-9870. Callers welcome!

We have no scheduled guest this week.

Listen to the April 4, 2014 edition of The Gathering Storm Radio Show, live or later, by CLICKING HERE.

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"Russia is engaged in a large-scale buildup of strategic nuclear forces that has been underway for a decade”

Adm. Cecil Haney, the US Strategic Forces commander told the House Armed Services Committee
Bill Gertz:
State Department cables sent to Washington earlier this year included dire warnings that Russia is vastly increasing its nuclear arsenal under policies similar to those Moscow followed during the Soviet era.
The cables, according to officials familiar with them, also stated that the Russian strategic nuclear forces buildup appears aimed at achieving nuclear superiority over the United States and not nuclear parity.
The nuclear modernization has been “continuous” and includes adding fixed intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and mobile ICBMs, along with a new class of strategic missile submarines, Haney said in testimony.
The new Borei Class Ballistic Missile Submarine Yuri Dolgoruky, Typhoon Class in the backround. The Borei Class carries a newly developed Bulava Missile
The new Bulava has a range of 6200 miles, and can carry up to 10 separate warheads, with 150 kiloton nuclear payloads, with an accuracy of 200 yards from target.
This is similar to the new road mobile land launched Topol M ICBM with a range of 6,800 miles and carries a megaton range warhead. HOWEVER, this new missile is now being replaced
The replacement is the RS-24 with a range of 7,500 miles and 3 warheads of  3 kilotons each, and the same accuracy.
The TU-160 bomber REMAINS the heaviest aircraft in the world, which is NOT a transport.
“Russia has articulated their value in having strategic capability, and as such, each area they have invested in both in terms of nuclear strategic capability as well as space capability and cyberspace capability in terms of things,” Haney said.
“And as a result, we have seen them demonstrate their capability through a variety of exercises and operations. They maintain their readiness of that capability on a continuous fashion. And it’s a capability I don’t see them backing away from.”
By contrast, Haney testified to the committee that U.S. nuclear forces are in urgent need of modernization to update aging nuclear weapons, delivery systems, and support and production infrastructure, most of which were made decades ago.
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More Workplace Violence at Fort Hood? – At Least 15 Soldiers Shot - 21 Ambulances on Scene – TWO SHOOTERS?

Shooter Named As Soldier, Ivan Lopez, As Many As 4 Dead Including Lopez Reported, 14 Injured

I posted a photo of Spc. Ivan Lopez, who was stationed at Ft. Hood and attached to the 1st Battalion, Warrior Transition Brigade from this link.
So, does that mean he helped those having a hard time transitioning from a combat zone? Or does it mean that he was being treated because he was having a hard time transitioning?
Thanks to Tom Elia for that link.
We're also now hear that at least four are dead. Not sure if that's four victims + 1 shooter. --->Apparently that was four dead, including the perp. So, our prayers go out for the families of three of them.
UPDATE: I think Iowahawk nailed it:
Whatever the story here, the idea that the US Army has to call 911 when their bases are attacked is flat-out insane. 



kcentv.com - KCEN HD - Waco, Temple, and Killeen
KCEN TV reported:
We have reports of an active shooter on Fort Hood.
We have reports that there are several injuries from this shooting. There is at least one patient being transported to the hospital.
We are also getting reports of victims in the Battle Simulation Center on 65th and Warehouse.
The suspect is still at large. The shooter was said to be in building 33026 which is the Medical Brigade Building.


Critical above the fold update: The reason he's not a threat? He's been put into a mental institution! So, this kind of explains why the Feds didn't release his name. But then why the security alert on military bases if the guy making the threats was already at a funny farm? Collaborators maybe?
UPDATE: I've ID'd the suspect as John Thomas Booker, Jr. Scroll down to see how I found him.
The good news here is that the man, known only as "Booker", never showed up for basic training. So, this isn't an "imminent" attack of any sort. The news so far suggests that he planned to join the military, infiltrate the ranks, and only then follow in the footsteps of Nidal Hasan in committing mass murder against his fellow soldiers.
The bad news? Apparently, "Booker" is on the run:
On 20 March 2014, the Kansas City Division FBI became aware of an individual named BOOKER aka Muhammad Abdullah Hassan who had publicly stated his intention to commit jihad, bidding farewell to his friends and making comments indicating his jihad was imminent. BOOKER had been recruited by the US Army in Kansas City, Mo., in February 2014 and was scheduled to report for Basic Training on 7 April 2014. Kansas City Division Agents interviewed BOOKER on 20 March 2014.
There's a BOLO out on "Booker", but it's not clear to me if the FBI and military want to catch this guy why they don't publicly release his real name along with a picture? If he decided not to show up for basic training, then here are the reasons as I see them: a) he suspected that his plot had been detected so he ran (Update: I don't know how I overlooked this, but the FBI interviewed him in March so of course he realized they were on to him); b) he got cold feet, in which case was there really any crime committed since he may have decided not to carry out the original plot; c) he decided to commit some other act of terror.
One last thing that may be cause for worry:
Law enforcement sources familiar with the alert said it appeared to suggest that there may be others in addition to Booker who also might have expressed similar intentions to commit jihad against U.S. military installations. [emphasis mine]
A bigger plot with multiple suspects on the loose?
So, it sounds like the military is treating this as a potential threat against bases within the US ... so we go with option "C", even if it is only a precautionary alert as to what "Booker" might do.
I'm a little late to this party, so has anyone heard anything else about this guy?
UPDATE: Apparently this guy's Facebook page was a treasure trove of information, but it's down now. The Heavy grabbed some photos before FB suspended his account. I've posted one of those pics at the top. This one is from his Linkedin account.



The suspect is still at large. The shooter was said to be in building 33026 which is the Medical Brigade Building.

AOW here:

Local Dallas news has named the shooter as Ivan Lopez.

AOW here: 

Please see this post -- one post down here at IBA.

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