Friday, September 19, 2014

Scotland Votes To Stay In The UK

The people of Scotland voted yesterday to keep their country within the United Kingdom, by a vote of 55% "no" to 45% "yes".  Voter turnout was estimated to be at around 85%.  Of Scotland's 32 Council Areas, only four had a prevalence of the "yes" (pro-independence) vote.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Archaeologists Find Gas Chambers At Sobibór

Via The Blaze:

Archaeologists working in eastern Poland have discovered what they believe to be gas chambers at the site of the Nazi concentration camp Sobibór, located near the village having the same name.  After an uprising in October 1943, the occupying Germans closed the camp down and tried to remove all traces of its existence, including razing the gas chambers and constructing a road over their foundations.  The number of Jews killed in these chambers is estimated to be about 250,000.

Read the story at The World Post.

Terrorism Plot Foiled In Australia

More than 800 Australian federal and state police officers conducted raids in 12 suburbs of Sydney that foiled a plot by supporters of ISIS to abduct and behead a randomly selected person.  Other raids were conducted in Brisbane and Logan.  The plot was allegedly planned in response to exhortations by an Australian member of ISIS to his supporters to conduct "demonstration killings".

Read more at National Post, The Guardian, Fox News and CBS News.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

South Koreans Arrest American Trying To Swim To North Korea

An American man tried to swim from South Korea to North Korea, in hopes of meeting Kim Jong-un, but was found by South Korean marines as he lay exhausted on a river rank.  I'd say that he's extremely lucky to be arrested by South Koreans and not their northern counterparts.

Recently, another American in North Korea tore up his visa and demanded to be arrested, because he wanted to experience life in that country's prison system.  He was quickly accommodated, by being sentenced to six years hard labor.

Read the story at the Mail Online, and whatever you do, stay the heck away from North Korea.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Obama Puts Boots On The Ground To Fight Ebola

Via Gateway Pundit:

President Obama will be sending up to 3,000 troops to western Africa, to help combat the region's ebola outbreak.  What will be called Operation United Assistance will be commanded by a general to be based in Monrovia, Liberia.  The operation will also create a regional staging base and 17 treatment centers.

Read the story at The Washington Post.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Monday Links

With the new work week upon us, here are some things in the news:

From ABC News, Hurricane Odile slams into Mexico's Baja California Peninsula.

From MyFoxChicago, Urban Outfitters have been slammed for their Kent State sweatshirt.

From MyFoxDC, the FAA approves a runway for drones being tested in Texas.

From Fox News, the White House claims that Arab nations have offered to join in air strikes against ISIS.

From Politico, the Justice Department plans to "step up" their fight against terrorist recruitment.

From LifeNews, Germany dedicates a memorial to the disabled people killed in the Holocaust.

From UPI, a poll of people in the United Kingdom outside of Scotland indicates that they want Scotland to stay in the UK.

From The Verge, Coca-Cola has decided to bring back the lemon-lime soda called SURGE.

From The Washington Post, some Marriott hotels will be leaving envelops in their rooms, so you can tip the housekeepers.

From The Blaze, there's lithium in the water supply.

From The Washington Free Beacon, Israeli army officials believe that Hezbollah's future plans include ground assaults into Israel.

From the New York Post, in Australia, a vet performs life-saving surgery on a 10-year-old goldfish.

From Townhall, a CAIR spokesman compares Fox News to ISIS.

From the Northwest Herald, the US water ski show team wins the world championship.

From Page Six, an actress who claimed that she was stopped by police for being black and in the company of a white man, were allegedly having sex in their car.

And from Entertainment Weekly, the show Dating Naked will be renewed for a second season.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Terror Attack Foiled In Uganda

From Fox News:
Ugandan authorities on Saturday thwarted an attempted terror attack, just days after the terror group al-Shabaab vowed revenge for U.S. air strikes that killed its leader.
Uganda police reportedly arrested several suspects and recovered explosives in the capitol of Kampala, according to The Wall Street Journal. However authorities did not say whether the suspects are members of al-Shabaab, an Al Qaeda affiliate.
In 2010, al-Shabaab killed 79 people, including one American, in an attack in Kampala, the largest city in Uganda.  Read the full story.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Indian Branch Of AQ Attacks, Fails Miserably

Via CNS News:

Yesterday, there were no terrorist attacks on the anniversary of 9/11 here in the United States, but in Pakistan, Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent attempted to attack what they thought was an American carrier docked at Karachi.  In reality, it was a Pakistani frigate.  In other words, they failed to even correctly identify what they were attacking.  Three attackers were killed, and 7 others were arrested.

Read more at The Telegraph.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Pokemon Impersonator Jumps White House Fence

This year, 9/11 has gone by without any terrorist attacks, as far as I know.  However, one guy decided to jump over the White House fence, while wearing a Pokemon mask, and was soon thereafter apprehended by Secret Service agents.

Read more at ABC News, Yahoo News and Huff Post Politics.

The Man In A Red Bandana

The following video was created by ESPN and posted on a TechSideline message board.  Let me give a brief summary.

Welles Crowther grew up in Nyack, NY and attended Boston College, where he played lacrosse.  He graduated in 1999 and moved to New York, where he worked as an equities trader, in the south tower of the World Trade Center.  He eventually grew dissatisfied with his choice of career and decided that he would rather be a firefighter.  Starting when he was a child, he often carried or wore a red bandana.  For him, 9/11/2001 started out like any other day at work.  To learn what happened that day, watch the video.