Moments ago CBS News reported, citing Law enforcement and U.S. Government sources, that the shooter in today's tragic Ottawa incident was Michael Abdul Zehaf Bibeau, born in Canada in 1982. One source says he sometime dropped the name Michael and went by Abdul Zehaf Bibeau. At other times he apparently dropped the Abdul. In a report from the Muslim Issue, Zehaf-Bibeau is said to be reportedly of Algerian descent.
Zehaf-Bibeau is the alleged shooter who killed soldier at the national War Memorial before entering the Centre Block and firing off more shots. Epoch Times reporter Matthew Little says that the shooter got as far as the library before Sergeant-At-Arms shot him dead.
Prime Minister Harper cites terrorist motive ~ link ~
The attack on Parliament Hill’s Centre Block and the National War Memorial has left one Canadian soldier and one male suspect dead.
During an address to the nation, Prime Minster Stephen Harper said the incident in Ottawa was a 'terrorist' act. Mr. Harper also indicated that it remains unclear whether the man shot dead on Parliament Hill Wednesday acted alone.
Algerian Muslim Michael Abdul Zehaf-Bibeau behind Ottawa attack ~ link ~
CBS is reporting Zehaf-Bibeau was born Michael Joseph Hall, and occasionally dropped the name Michael and went by the name Abdul Zehar Bibeau — and at other times he would drop the Abdul.
He was apparently a recent convert to Islam — and reports suggest he was considered a high-risk traveller and had his passport revoked.
Lockdown in Ottawa has been lifted in some Parliament Hill buildings - Access to Parliament Hill still restricted ~ link ~ Shooter has arrest record ~ link
Syrian military shoots down jets operated by ISIS ~ link ~
Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi said the country’s forces managed to shoot down two of the three after they made trial flights over the northwestern city of Aleppo on Tuesday.
"Regarding... that terrorists control three jets in al-Jarrah military air base in Aleppo, there are three old aircraft that the terrorists were testing so the Syrian Arab Army immediately destroyed two of them on the runway as they were landing," Zoubi said.He noted that the Syrian government is not worried about the third plane as it “cannot be used” by the militants.
California orders churches to fund abortions - Or else ~ link ~ The evil bastards behind this can go to Hell. Is this the beginning of an all-out attack on religious freedom in America??? For decades now, trends that begin in California have a way of spreading throughout the nation. This is an issue that many Christian denominations will NOT give in on, nor should they!!! Stirling
The State of California is now calling their bluff. California’s Department of Managed Health Care has ordered all insurance plans in the state to immediately begin covering elective abortion. Not Plan B. Not contraceptives. Elective surgical dismemberment abortion.
At the insistence of the American Civil Liberties Union, the DMHC concluded that a 40-year-old state law requiring health plans to cover “basic health services” had been misinterpreted all these decades. Every plan in the state was immediately ordered, effective August 22, to cover elective abortion. California had not even applied this test to its own state employee health plans (which covered only “medically necessary” abortions). But this novel reading was nevertheless quietly imposed on every plan in the state by fiat.
Ten things about the American mainstream news media they do not want you to know ~ link ~ Do take a minute to read this one in full at the link. Stirling
Do you trust the news media? Do you believe that the information that they are giving you is true and accurate? If you answered yes to either of those questions, that places you in a steadily shrinking minority. Yes, on average Americans watch approximately 153 hours of television a month, but for their news they are increasingly turning to alternative sources of information such as this website. Big news channels such as CNN, MSNBC and Fox News are losing hordes of viewers, and they are desperately searching for answers. Things have gotten so bad at CNN that they have been forced to lay off hundreds of workers. The mainstream media is slowly dying, but they will never admit it. They are still convinced that they can find some way to turn this around and regain the trust of the American people. But it simply is not going to happen. The following are 10 things about the U.S. news media that they do not want you to know...
Central Banker admits central bank policy leads to wealth inequality ~ link ~ Fox admits fox footprints at henhouse massacre may be related to chicken slaughter. Stirling
Six years after QE started, and just about the time when we for the first time said that the primary consequence of QE would be unprecedented wealth and class inequality (in addition to fiat collapse, even if that particular bridge has not yet been crossed), even the central banks themselves - the very institutions that unleashed QE - are now admitting that the record wealth disparity in the world - surpassing that of the Great Depression and even pre-French revolution France - is caused by "monetary policy", i.e., QE.
19 Very Surprising Facts about the state of the messed up US economy ~ link ~ Good One. Stirling
Barack Obama and the Federal Reserve are lying to you. The "economic recovery" that we all keep hearing about is mostly just a mirage. The percentage of Americans that are employed has barely budged since the depths of the last recession, the labor force participation rate is at a 36 year low, the overall rate of home ownership is the lowest that it has been in nearly 20 years and approximately 49 percent of all Americans are financially dependent on the government at this point. In a recent article, I shared 12 charts that clearly demonstrate the permanent damage that has been done to our economy over the last decade. The response to that article was very strong. Many people were quite upset to learn that they were not being told the truth by our politicians and by the mainstream media. Sadly, the vast majority of Americans still have absolutely no idea what is being done to our economy. For those out there that still believe that we are doing "just fine", here are 19 more facts about the messed up state of the U.S. economy...
Oil Oligarchs continue global takedown ~ link ~ Russia and Iran are targets of the new lower energy prices, because their government spending needs higher oil prices, whereas the Saudis can survive the lower prices! Stirling
Controlling the land over which the Gulf States can export to Europe is the big energy play going on here. While the Syrian Army was tied down protecting Damascus, that left the northern part of the country much easier to take, and where the pipeline route to the Mediterranean is. That is where you saw the Gulf States making the investment to hold that ground.
Viktor missed that with the price of oil going down and cutting the profit margins of high cost producers, like shale oil, the extraction costs in the Gulf states are the lowest. So they have lots of margin to absorb a price reduction. That is why the Saudis have led the price reductions, as that is how you maintain market share, by not letting a competitor get his camel’s nose in the tent.
17 Things about men that most women don't know ~ link ~
Do you feel like you truly understand men? Much has been written about how men don’t understand women, but the truth is that there is a whole lot about men that women don’t understand as well. The point is not to spark a debate about “the battle of the sexes” or anything like that. Rather, it is important for all of us to understand that there is a tremendous amount of confusion about what it means “to be a man” in America today. So many of our young men seem lost, so many of our older men seem defeated and depressed, and all over this country families are completely falling apart. We need to understand our problems so that we can start focusing on solutions. Below, I have shared 17 things about men that most women don’t know. Some of them are funny, some of them are quite interesting and some of them are extremely serious. But all of them say something about where we are as a society today…