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Monday, September 30, 2013

Kenya Mall Massacre: 16-Year-Old Girl Executed as she Spoke to her Mom on the Phone

From Girls Just Wanna  Have Guns
September 29, 2013
Children as young as five were shot up to five times by the terrorists that carried out the Westgate mall massacre, it has emerged.
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The attack, carried out last week by gunmen from Somalia-based terrorist group Al Shabaab, left 67 people dead, including six Britons.
New accounts of the extremists’ merciless assault reveal for the first time the fate of some of the 30 children who attended a cooking event at the mall. Some of them were as young as 12.
One girl at the event, 16-year-old Nehal Vekariya, was shot through the eye, according to The Sunday Times.
The paper reports her father’s final phone conversation with her.
He said: ‘She said “I’m okay, I’m with friends, call Mummy fast and tell her I’m okay”.’
When her mother called her she heard yelling and then gunshots, then the line went dead. She had been cut down at close range.
The paper also reports that witnesses describe children as young as five being hit up to five times by the terrorists, as they roamed the mall looking for victims.
Mitul Shah, 38, meanwhile, a London-born father of one caught up in the siege, was hailed a ‘hero and a star’ for reportedly offering hicmself as a hostage to allow children to escape from militants.
According to The Sunday Times, one of the gunmen told victims: ‘You didn’t spare our women and children. Why should we spare yours?’
Firefighters, police and soldiers were faced with horrific scenes when they entered the mall.

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

EDL - Bradford - Proud to be English

"WE'RE NO LONGER INDISCRIMINATELY KILLING. WE'RE PROTECTING INNOCENT MUSLIMS AND WE ARE TRYING TO KILL QUOTE-UNQUOTE 'INFIDELS'"

Atlas Shrugs
September 29, 2013
Their chilling accounts, combined with internal al-Shabab documents discovered earlier this year by The Associated Press, mark the final notch in a transformation within the global terror network, which began to rethink its approach after its setbacks in Iraq. Al-Qaeda has since realized that the indiscriminate killing of Muslims is a strategic liability, and hopes instead to create a schism between Muslims and everyone else, whom they consider "kuffar," or apostates.
 

 

Rule: Kenyans = English = sinners


Just across from the Nakumatt supermarket, a 31-year-old Jewish businessman was cashing a check inside the local Barclays branch when he, too, heard the shooting. The people there ran to the back and shut themselves in the room with the safe, switching off the lights. They learned, via text messages, that the extremists were asking people to recite an Arabic prayer called the Shahada.  

Two arrests as robberies continue to hit San Francisco Bay Area news crews

Legal Insurrection Blog
Sunday September 29, 2013
Two 19-year old men have been charged with robbery, weapons and conspiracy offenses after a San Francisco television reporter was robbed of his equipment Friday.  A security guard accompanying the reporter fired shots upon the men during the confrontation.
From Reuters:
Two teenagers have been arrested after a San Francisco television reporter was robbed and his security guard opened fire on the suspects, in the latest of a number of robberies targeting local television news crews and photojournalists.
KRON 4 reporter Jeff Bush and the security guard were working on a story on Friday in San Francisco’s Bayview district, a high-crime area, when two armed men demanded Bush’s equipment, the station said in a story on its website.
Bush “immediately surrendered the equipment and took cover,” the station said in the post. The security guard accompanying him fired shots, hitting one of the gunmen, the station reported.
Neither Bush nor the security guard was wounded, KRON 4 said.
The arrests come after a series of similar incidents in the area targeting journalists and news crews, which has in part prompted many news outlets to send security personnel with reporters as they cover stories in some areas, according to CBS News.
In August, a KGO-TV news crew, accompanied by a security guard, was robbed of its camera equipment at gunpoint in West Oakland.
Media personnel in the area have also occasionally found themselves targets of another sort in the midst of covering protests as well.
In July, members of various news crews were attacked during protests against the Zimmerman verdict in and around Oakland on several occasions.
And in November 2011, Occupy Oakland protesters turned on a KGO-TV cameraman as he tried to cover the scene of a shooting near the encampment, leaving him with a mild concussion.  The incident prompted the Oakland Police Department to release a statement warning journalists of potential risks to their safety.



Want to bet the color of the two Robbers? Of course the Liberal media won't mention that unless of course they were WHITE. 

Little Johnny Does it Again


And on the lighter side...
 
The kids filed into class Monday morning. They were all very excited..
Their weekend assignment was to sell something, then give a talk on salesmanship.

Little Sally led off. "I sold Girl Scout cookies and I made $30" she said proudly,
"My sales approach was to appeal to the customer's civil spirit and I credit that
approach for my obvious success."

"Very good", said the teacher.

Little Debbie was next. "I sold magazines" she said, "I made $45 and
I explained to everyone that magazines would keep them up on current events."

"Very good, Debbie", said the teacher.

Eventually, it was Little Johnny's turn. The teacher held her breath.
Little Johnny walked to the front of the classroom and dumped a box
full of cash on the teacher's desk. "$2,467", he said.

"$2,467!" cried the teacher, "What in the world were you selling?"
Toothbrushes", said Little Johnny. "Toothbrushes", echoed the teacher,
"How could you possibly sell enough tooth brushes to make that much money?"
"I found the busiest corner in town", said Little Johnny, "I set up a Dip & Chip
stand and I gave everybody who walked by a free sample."
They all said the same thing, "Hey, this tastes like dog poop!" Then I would say,
"It is dog poop. Wanna buy a toothbrush?
I used the President Obama method of giving you some crap, dressing it up so it looks good, telling you it's free and then making you pay to get the bad taste out of your mouth."

Little Johnny got five gold stars for his assignment...  

Bless his heart !!!
    
 
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Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Debt Ceiling is Raised to Avoid Paying the Bills.

Peter Schiff

ObamaCare Employer Mandate: A List Of Cuts To Work Hours, Jobs

Investors.com
9/25/2013

ObamaCare's impact on jobs is hotly debated by politicians and economists. Critics say the Affordable Care Act, with its employer mandate to provide health insurance, gives businesses an incentive to cut workers' hours. This year, report after report has rolled in about employers restricting work hours to fewer than 30 per week — the point where the mandate kicks in. Data also point to a record low workweek in low-wage industries.
In the interest of an informed debate, we've compiled a list of job actions with strong proof that ObamaCare's employer mandate is behind cuts to work hours or staffing levels. As of Sept. 25, our ObamaCare scorecard included 313 employers. Here's our latest analysis, focusing on cuts to adjunct hours at nearly 200 college campuses. The ObamaCare list methodology is explained further in our initial coverage; click on the employer names in the list below for links to supporting records, mostly news accounts or official documents.
We'll continue to update the list, which we encourage you to share and download into a spreadsheet to sort and analyze. If you know of an employer that should be on the list and can provide supporting evidence, please contact IBD at jed.graham@investors.com.


More Bang For The Buck: Two Jihadists, One Bullet [UPDATED]

The Camp of the Saints
September 28, 2013
Pat Dollard has posted the video [tip of the fedora to Donald Douglas].
It shows a Jihadist Syrian and one of his comrades being felled by a single bullet.
WARNING: This is quite graphic and not recommend for women and nervous persons…

Click here

I can’t get the damn thing to embed, besides, it gives you an excuse to explore Pat’s site.
Maybe I’m becoming a hard-hearted bastard in my old age — more Old Testament rather than New — but I enjoyed this. 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Did you hear about the horrific torture inflicted by the Muslim savages in the Nairobi mall?

Bare Naked Islam
Sept 27, 2013

Eyes, ears, and noses gouged out. Bodies hanging from hooks. Fingers torn out with pliers. Children found dead in freezers with knives sticking out of them. Men were castrated, then blinded and hanged. Hostages reportedly had their throats slashed from ear to ear and were thrown screaming from third-floor balconies. 


  UK Daily Mail  (h/t Susan K) Most of the defeated terrorists, meanwhile, were reportedly discovered ‘burnt to ashes’, set alight by the last extremist standing to try to protect their identities.

The horrifying details came yesterday as the first pictures emerged from within the wreckage of the building, showing piles of bodies left strewn across the floor.  A third of the mall was destroyed in the battle between terrorists and Kenyan troops. 

Lying in the rubble are feared to be the bodies of as many as 71 civilians who have been declared missing by the Kenyan Red Cross.


With detectives, including the FBI and the Metropolitan Police, still unable to reach the wrecked part of the mall for fear of setting off explosives, it could take up to a week to determine exactly who is still inside.

Yesterday, soldiers and doctors who were among the first people into the mall after it was reclaimed on Tuesday, spoke of the horrifying scenes inside. ‘You find people with hooks hanging from the roof,’ said one Kenyan doctor, who asked not to be named.

They removed eyes, ears, nose. They get your hand and sharpen it like a pencil then they tell you to write your name with the blood.  They drive knives inside a child’s body. ’Actually if you look at all the bodies, unless those ones that were escaping, fingers are cut by pliers, the noses are ripped by pliers. Here it was pain.’

A soldier, who took pictures at a bread counter and at the ArtCaffe, said he was so traumatised by what he saw he has had to seek counselling.

Bomb disposal experts with sniffer dogs were yesterday painstakingly combing the part of the building still standing for explosives before clearing forensic officers, police and troops to search for bodies. One soldier told the Daily Mirror: ‘I have seen many bad things, but this will haunt me for the rest of my days.’


Protecting Workers "Rights" Protects Them From Getting Jobs

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U.S. Is Broke, Can't Afford to Raise the Debt Ceiling

HOW DO YOU MISPLACE 420 MILLION CIGARETTES?

PowerLine
Sept. 27, 2013
In a sidebar to the rollout of Obamacare, the Associated Press reports on the latestInspector General report involving the good works of the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Administration (ATF):
Government agents acting without authorization conducted dozens of undercover investigations of illegal tobacco sales, misused some of $162 million in profits from the stings and lost track of at least 420 million cigarettes, the Justice Department’s inspector general said Wednesday.
In one case, agents for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives sold $15 million in cigarettes and later turned over $4.9 million in profits from the sales to a confidential informant — even though the agency did not properly account for the transaction.
LOL, I bet they can't even account for that informants name? Did the informant pay taxes on their windfall? My bet is that insiders in the ATF pocketed a lot of that $4.9 million.  

The current ATF director is Minneapolis’s own Todd Jones. Jones said the audit covered only selected, “historical” ATF investigations between 2006 and 2011, and said the agency had adopted the recommendations of the report to tighten its internal guidelines since then. The report is thus ancient history. The ATF is now a well-oiled machine. The report itself indicates that ATF is working on the recommendations produced in the course of the investigation.
The report examines the ATF’s performance of income-generating undercover operations (so-called “churning” investigations). The ATF appears to have conducted these operations in a manner inconsistent with its own policy. According to the report, none of the 35 requests for undercover churning operations was reviewed and approved by ATF’s Undercover Review Committee, as required by ATF policy. In addition, 33 of these 35 investigations did not comply with other ATF requirements governing requests for and approval of churning authority.
The ATF respectfully disagrees with certain of the findings of the Inspector General’s report. It contends, for example, that it is unable to account for only some 447,218 cartons of cigarettes rather than the 2.1 million cited in the report.
This is actually an important report. The agency involved is entrusted with work bearing on a trade that produces financial support for terrorist groups. The report makes out an agency that is, however, badly mismanaged if not out of control.
But then, we knew that. We all came to know the ATF during the Fast & Furious scandal, the bottom of which we will apparently never see. The very good Washington Post articleon the current investigation notes an echo to Fast & Furious: “In its Phoenix-based ‘Fast and Furious’ gun operation, ATF lost track of more than 2,000 guns that investigators were monitoring as they were sold to traffickers suspected of arming Mexican drug cartels. The operation to link guns to a cartel fell apart after some of those guns were found at the scene of a shootout that killed a U.S. Border Patrol agent.”
Recommend this Power Line article to your Facebook friends.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Free Syrian Army units ally with al Qaeda, reject Syrian National Coalition, and call for sharia

The Long War Journal

Some of the largest Free Syrian Army brigades teamed up with an al Qaeda affiliate and other large Islamist groups to reject the Western-backed Syrian National Coalition and call for the establishment of sharia, or Islamic Law, throughout Syria. The move is a major blow to the US-backed Syrian National Coalition and Free Syrian Army, which the West has held up as the moderate faction of the Syrian rebellion.
Abd al Aziz Salamah, the leader of Liwa al Islam, announced that 11 rebel groups, including al Qaeda's Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, signed a statement that called for sharia, denounced the Syrian National Coalition, and urged all groups to unite. Salamah's video announcing the development was posted on Sept. 24 on YouTube. A translation of his statement was obtained by The Long War Journal.
"The mujahideen militant factions and forces that have signed this statement convened, consulted with each other, and concluded the following," Salamah said, listing four points of agreement.
"These forces and factions call on all military and civilian organizations to unite under a clear Islamic framework, set forth by the magnanimity of Islam, operating on the basis that Sharia is the arbiter of governance and making it the sole source of legislation," he said.
He said that only those serving on the front lines are able to represent the Syrian people, and that "all formations established outside the country without consulting those inside do not represent them and are not recognized by them ...."
"[T]he Coalition and the would-be government under the presidency of Ahmad Tu'mah [the leader of the Syrian National Coalition] do not represent the factions and are not recognized by them," Salamah continued.
Additionally he called on "all militant and civilian organizations to unify their ranks and words, eschew division and discord, and put the interests of the Ummah [the global Muslim community] over that of any single group."
Salamah then named the 11 groups that signed the agreement. The groups include the Al Nusrah Front, one of two official al Qaeda affiliates operating in Syria; three large Islamist groups that fight alongside al Qaeda -- Ahrar al Sham, Liwa al Islam, and Al Fajr Islamic Movement; and two large Free Syrian Army formations -- Liwa al Tawhid and Suqur al Sham Brigades - which also fight alongside al Qaeda [see a list of the groups below]. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, al Qaeda's other affiliate that operates in Syria, did not sign the statement.
Syria's insurgency becomes more radicalized
The statement released by Liwa al Islam's leader points to an increasing radicalization of the Syrian insurgency. According to IHS Jane's, nearly half of the 100,000-some rebel fighters are "now aligned to jihadist or hardline Islamist groups" [see Threat Matrix report, Islamists dominate Syrian insurgency]. Brigadier General Khalid al Hammud, a Free Syrian Army commander told Al Sharq al Awsat that "hard-line Islamic brigades ... constitute 30 percent of the opposition fighters," and also said the Free Syrian Army's general command controls only 20 percent of the fighters on the ground. Free Syrian Army units often conduct joint operations or fall under the command of the ISIL or the Al Nusrah Front to launch attacks on heavily defended Syrian military targets.
Free Syrian Army fighters have also been defecting to al Qaeda's affiliates by the thousands, according to reports from Syria. By the beginning of May, one FSA commander said that more than 3,000 of his fighters had joined the Al Nusrah Front. Just last week, two Free Syrian Army units in Raqqah joined the Al Nusrah Front, boosting the al Qaeda group's ranks by more than 1,000 fighters. Geneeral Hammud also said that "a number of moderate fighters leave their brigades and join the Islamic brigades to obtain the privileges they provide."
This picture is in stark contrast to one painted by US Secretary of State John Kerry, who in testimony to Congress in early September claimed that the Syrian insurgency is moderating.
"I just don't agree that a majority are al Qaeda and the bad guys. That's not true. There are about 70,000 to 100,000 oppositionists .... Maybe 15 percent to 25 percent might be in one group or another who are what we would deem to be bad guys," Kerry told Congress.
He praised General Salim Idriss, the head of the Free Syrian Army, for running "a real moderate opposition," even though units nominally under his command either fight alongside al Qaeda's affiliate or have been defecting en masse. Additionally, top Free Syrian Army leaders have praised the Al Nusrah Front as "brothers," and senior Syrian National Council leadershave opposed the US government's designation of the Al Nusrah Front as a terrorist group.
Groups that signed the statement opposing the Syrian National Council and calling for the imposition of sharia in Syria:

  • Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant - Al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria.
  • Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement - Islamist group that leads the Syrian Islamic Front. It is estimated to have upwards of 20,000 fighters. Frequently fights alongside both the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
  • Liwa al Tawhid - A Free Syrian Army brigade that operates in Aleppo and frequently fights alongside both the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
  • Liwa al Islam -A Salafist Islamist brigade that operates in Damascus and belongs to the Syrian Islamic Liberation Front. It is known to conduct joint operations with the Al Nusrah Front.
  • Suqur al Sham Brigades - A Free Syrian Army brigade that frequently fights alongside both the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The unit seeks to establish an Islamic state. A member of the Syrian Islamic Liberation Front.
  • Al Fajr Islamic Movement - A large unit in the Syrian Islamic Front that frequently fights alongside both the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
  • Al Noor Islamic Movement
  • - An Islamist brigade that operates in Aleppo.
  • Noor al Din al Zanki Battalions - A Saudi-back Islamist rebel brigade that fights in Aleppo.
  • Fastaqim Kama Umirta Group - A unit based in Aleppo.
  • 19th Division - A Free Syrian Army unit that fights in Aleppo and is allied with Liwa al Ansar.
  • Liwa al Ansar - A rebel unit that fights in Idlib and Aleppo.

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How the Tesla Model S is Made -- Behind The Scenes

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Ted Cruz speech on floor of Senate today

Legal Insurrection Blog
Sept 23, 2013
Ted Cruz was on the floor of the Senate today making the case about defunding Obamacare and keeping the government open.
While he may not be successful, as even Mitch McConnell abandoned the cause and the sniping from Republicans continues — even as to hiseligibility for President — at least he was making the case.


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Monday, September 23, 2013

UK PM Says Terror Attack Carried Out for Islam has Nothing to do with Islam

Europe News
FrontPage Magazine 23 September 2013
By Daniel Greenfield
In other news, despite never having even visited the UK, I am announcing that Prime Minister David Cameron has nothing to do with the UK. Also, despite not even being Christian, I would like to say that Cameron has nothing to do with the Church of England. Because that is apparently how things work in his universe.
Prime Minister David Cameron today condemned as "absolutely sickening” and "despicable” a terror attack on a shopping centre in the Kenyan capital Nairobi in which at least 59 people, including three British nationals, were killed.
"These appalling terrorist attacks that take place where the perpetrators claim they do it in the name of a religion – they don’t,” Cameron said. (continue reading...)

Are you shitting me? Nothing to do with Islam. We know that these Muslim savage were sorting out those who were Muslims and letting them go free while killing anyone who couldn't say a muslim prayer. Such political correctness now when English citizens were part of those murdered by these savages is a total disgrace. The UK PM should be taken out and hanged for treason. By denying such acts having nothing to do with Islam he insults the integrity of all British citizens and condones what these savages did. UK should deport all Muslims and close their borders to any more. Same for America and all other freedom loving countries. 

Obama Care Supporters Plan to Add Birth Control to Water Supply


Its clear these folks signing this petition are already brain dead. They would sign a petition that would bring about their own demise. These are Obama supporters. 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Guns Don't Kill - Gun Free Zones Do

Eagle Rising
Sept. 20, 2013
In no way do I want to minimize or trivialize any of the mass shootings we have watched take place in recent years by dumbing down the causes to one or two issues. However, with the liberal media’s withering attack on gun rights which uses these attacks as their “ammunition,” some kind of response is necessary to combat the misinformation. We are a nation of over three hundred million people, and an estimated 270 million guns are spread out among us. We are the most well-armed nation in the world, a heritage passed down to us through the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees the right of every American (who is not a felon) to carry a firearm.
Even with these gaudy numbers of guns and gun owners, gun violence in America among legal gun owners is statistically insignificant. In fact, the vast majority of gun crime is committed by criminals who carry their weapons illegally. Meanwhile, in America, a gun is 7 times more likely to stop a crime than to commit one.
gunfreezone2Furthermore, consider the recent and most famous instances of mass shootings in the news. All of these rampages took place in areas described as “gun free” zones. The movie theater in Aurora, CO, the school in Newtown, CT, the military base in Fort Hood, TX, and the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. All of these places were gun free zones where the shooters took advantage of the guaranteed weakened state of their victims. In fact, if you try to remember back to other infamous mass shootings from Paducah, KY to Columbine, CO the gun free zone is a common thread. However, the media has placed the idea of blaming gun-free zones out of bounds in the political discourse – anyone who considers eliminating these “safe” zones (or un-safe zones depending on your perspective) is immediately labeled an extremist. In fact, a simple Google search of gun free zone returns stories of mass killing and liberal attempts to deflect blame from gun free zones. The gun free zone is one of the liberals’ “hills to die on”, even though it’s other people who are facing death because of them.
See, what we've learned about mass shooters is that they are cowards. Many of them choose these unprotected areas because they offer the path of least resistance for the killer. Consider that in the killing at the Aurora, CO movie theater the shooter had his choice of seven theaters within 20 minutes of his home… yet he chose the only theater that did not allow patrons to carry weapons. It was a gun-free zone. Even more telling is the shooting that took place in Oregon just days before the attack at Newtown. In the Oregon shooting, a killer marched through a mall, shooting at helpless victims -- that is until he encountered armed resistance. Immediately after seeing that one of his intended victims had a weapon, the Oregon shooter retreated and fired one last shot… the bullet that ended his own life.
In fact, situations like this are more common than you realize, perhaps, as the Oregon story illustrates, because the media doesn’t seem to cover the cases that end well because of an armed citizen. Buzzfeed has a neat collection of mass shootings that were stopped by armed citizens, who were in the right place at the right time. Had you heard of any of these instances? Are they commonly brought up in the media?
The honest truth is this. When you couple the fact that so few of our gun crimes are committed by legal gun owners, with the fact that most of these mass shootings happen in gun free zones by mentally imbalanced people… we get a completely different picture than the portrait painted by the liberal media and the Democrat Party.
gunfreezoneCould the war on guns be charade orchestrated by the left to simply wrest power from conservatives by disarming us? The scary truth is that the reason we have a 2nd Amendment is to ensure that we would have the firepower to dislodge a tyrannical government if the need ever arose. Today we see members of our government trying to disarm us by changing laws and enflaming public sentiment against us. Our government is filled with legislators who fear our weapons because those weapons give us more power than they’d like us to have.
Murder is always evil. It is always a violent and destructive act that attacks the very fabric of our communities. We must respond, and we must try our best to ensure these things happen less and less in the future. However, we cannot allow the emotion of the moment to overcome our abilities to reason and consider logic. The gun control ideas of the left are a red herring. They create as many problems as they solve. The best answers to violence and public safety come from conservatives who love liberty and value independence.
Don’t let the liberal media mislead you – we are safer with a gun in our hands than with our empty hands in the air begging for mercy.

Read more at http://eaglerising.com/1842/guns-dont-kill-gun-free-zones/#sCSAjV6RyHZ2PqUU.99 


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Kenya mall attack – Live Updates

Legal Insurrection Blog
September 22, 2013
The hostage standoff at the Nairobi Mall attacked by Somali jihadists still is ongoing.
There are conflicting reports as to the involvement of Israeli commandoes in trying to free the hostages, with some reports indicating an active role, other reports just an advisory role. 
At of this writing 59 people are dead.  The jihadists reportedly killed only non-Muslims, asking targets to recite a Muslim prayer as a means of sorting out the victims.
We will continue to update throughout the day. The live Twitter feed is at the bottom of the post.

CAIR official is stoking the anti-Israel flames, claiming the only reasons Israelis are helping Kenya is because they own part of the mall (this ignores longstanding ties between Israeli and Kenyan security forces dating back to prior terrorist attacks, of course)(h/t Weasel Zippers):

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Witness to a Massacre in a Nairobi Mall

The New York Times
Sept. 21, 2013
His conversation with James Estrin has been edited.


Mr. Hicks describes arriving at the scene.
Q.
What happened? How were you so close?
A.
I was at a framing shop in an adjacent mall picking up some photographs that had been given to me as gifts by photojournalists who attended my wedding. I was very close. I didn’t have all of my equipment, just had a small camera that I always have with me in case something happens.
I ran over to the mall and I was able to photograph until my wife [Nichole Sobecki], who is also a photojournalist and was at our house, was able to collect my Kevlar helmet and professional cameras before she came to cover the news herself.
DESCRIPTIONTyler Hicks/The New York TimesPolice and soldiers swept through the mall to pursue the assailants and to help civilians escape to safety.


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Fed's Non-Taper Damage Control

The Schiff Report

$50 Dollars


A married Irishman went into the confessional and said to his priest, ‘I almost had an affair with another woman.’

‘What do you mean, almost?’ the priest said.

‘Well, we got undressed and we rubbed together, but then I stopped.’

The priest said, ‘Rubbing together is the same as putting it in. You’re not to see that woman again. For your penance, say five Hail Mary’s and put $50 in the poor box.’

The Irishman left the confessional, said his prayers, and then walked over to the poor box. He paused for a moment and then started to leave.

The priest, who was watching, quickly ran over to him saying, I saw that. You didn’t put any money in the poor box!’

‘Yeah, but I rubbed the $50 on the box, and according to you, that’s the same as putting it in…