Friday, October 26, 2012

Syrian Ceasefire Fails

The ceasefire in Syria failed before it could start as both sides continued fighting right up to and past the set time.

In an emphasis of it's failure, a car bomb went off in Damascus, killing five and wounding thirty-two.

Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN's envoy to Syria, had promised that he had delivered a four day cease fire, over the Eid al-Adha holiday.

Once again a UN promise to end the conflict was shown to be useless, as neither side actually will stop til they win.

At least thirty-five thousand people have been killed during the nineteen month conflict.

Canadian Embassy in DC Evacuated

Canada's embassy in Washington DC has been evacuated.

Officials evacuated the building after a "suspicious substance" was found in an envelope.

Part of Pennsylvania Avenue has been shut down, between 4th and 6th streets.

Metropolitan Police Department says that they have sent their Domestic Security Operations team, a Homeland Security unit that specializes in chemicals and hazardous materials.

NYPD Officer Arrested in Cannibalism Plot

Thursday, New York police arrested one of their own.

Officer Gilberto Valle III, twenty-eight, was charged with conspiracy to commit cannibalism, conspiracy to kidnap, conspiracy to commit rape, misuse of police resources, and others.

According to police, Valle and three others discussed, over the internet, plans for him to kidnap women, rape, torture, and cook them, and then distribute the meat to the other three.

He had apparently been planning this to the level of beginning to follow one of his targets through her daily schedule.

In one online discussion, he supposedly offered to kidnap a woman and sell her as a sex slave, for five thousand dollars.

His wife discovered his plans, fled to her family, and then contacted the FBI, turning over proof of his plans to them.

Manhattan federal court Magistrate Judge Henry Pitman stated, "I have never seen allegations similar to these in 16 years on the bench and five years as a prosecutor" as he denied bail.

Valle had been with the NYPD for six years, and was considered just an average cop.

Myanmar Violence Kills 112

The death toll in Myanmar has doubled since Thursday, coming up to one hundred and twelve, as of Friday morning.

Several thousand homes have been burned down, since Sunday, when violence between the Buddhist ethnic Rakhine and Rohingya Muslims reignited.

Violence has become so bad, that some Buddhist monks are threatening to leave monasteries and go to war, if the government doesn't step in.

It is unclear what started this round of fighting, but the two groups have a history of animosity.

Clashes between the two groups, in June, led to ninety deaths and more than three thousand homes being destroyed.

22 Killed by Hurricane Sandy

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Hurricane Sandy tore through the Caribbean, over the last couple days, killing at least twenty-two people.

Eleven people were killed in Cuba as the storm went over them, on Thursday.

Ten were killed in Haiti and one in Jamaica, over Wednesday.

After striking Cuba, Sandy dropped back down to a Cateogry 1 storm.

Currently the storm is hitting the Bahamas, and the northern Caribbean.

Sandy is expected to make landfall in the US, either Monday or Tuesday, somewhere in the northern half of the east coast, causing storm warnings to be issued.

The southern half of the US has issued a tropical storm warning through Monday.

South Carolina Reports First Meningitis Case

South Carolina has become the eighteenth state with a case of meningitis.

Twenty-four people have been killed in the outbreak, that has sickened another 328, five of whom have secondary joint infections.

Meningitis can take forty-two days to surface, leading to the still growing epidemic. 
All of the illnesses and deaths were caused by a contamination in anti inflammatory steroid shots, most of which were given via the spine.

Seventy-six locations, in twenty-three states, were sent the shots, which were given to as many as fourteen thousand people.

New England Compounding Center made the shots, and has complied completely with government officials who are conducting the investigation.

Officials are investigating at least two other drugs, made by NECC, for possibilities that they too may have been contaminated.

Things are only getting worse for the company, and now the government, as evidence comes out that they had been under investigation, for issues in their processing, since 2002.

Ted Turner Wishes More War Vets Committed Suicide

Mass Market Media Mogul Ted Turner opened his big mouth and opined on a topic near and dear to most of my friends, my family, my associates, my nation, and myself.

He said that he "thinks it is good US veterans are committing suicide".

Well isn't that a welcome bit of insight into the brain of a prominent leftist, especially one who so adamantly supports Barrack Obama's reelection and Obama's socialist policies that are destroying our country.

Like many on the left, Ted also failed history or he wants to rewrite it to reflect a false narrative devoid of the facts. Ted claimed that the military is an arcane concept that hasn't been necessary for over 100 years. He obviously cannot do the simple math that reveals World War I, World War II, the attempted genocide in Bosnia and Kosovo, the genocide and atrocities in Africa, the attempted genocide of Kurds in northern Iraq, and the war in Korea were all less than one hundred years ago.

Then again, Ted is a socialist that probably wishes Hitler had gone unopposed and taken over the world in the 1940s. He probably thinks Stalin would have made a better US President than FDR. Those are the only explanations for his comments calling the military an outdated necessity and veteran suicide a "good thing".

Let's not forget, Ted Turner married another maven of anti-American and anti-Veteran sentiment, the socialist diva Hanoi Jane. It figures that his views concerning the brave men and women who put their lives on the line so he is free to earn his billions and to open his yap would be in a manner to dishonor their sacrifice.

I am not sure of the latest statistics. However, a few months ago, the trend was that as many as eighteen veterans of the Global War on Terror were committing suicide a day. That is eighteen heroes choosing to end their lives each day. the average daily number of attempts is over thirty. Those statistics are a national tragedy and a national emergency.

To see what can be done to help our veterans in crisis, please visit STOP 18

Turner and Fonda both opposed the Vietnam War so fully that they wished pain, misery, and torture upon those patriots who fought in the war. Now they wish the same upon the patriots who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. For people who allegedly love peace so much, it is nothing short of hypocrisy that they revel in the suffering and suicides of our nation's proud heroes.

That is the attitude of the left, out there on full display.

Article originally appears at P-G Matuszak's Mental Aikido.