Category Archives: Insanity

Former CIA director Gen. David Petraeus wants U.S. to arm Al-Qaeda

Dr. Eowyn:

This is pure insanity.

Petraeus had done “The enemy (B) of our enemy (A) is our friend” baloney before, in Iraq. Guess what happened? Enemy B whom we armed and befriended to fight Enemy A became ISIS!!! And now Petraeus wants us to do the same thing in Syria.

Message to Petraeus & Obama: “THE ENEMY OF OUR ENEMY IS STILL OUR ENEMY. Our arming them will only make them stronger when they turn against us. Only you who have neither belief nor principle could think that others have none. Al Qaeda and ISIS are our enemies for a reason: They are fanatic Muslims who believe in jihad — in conquering the world and subjugating all non-Muslims for Islam.”

Originally posted on Consortium of Defense Analysts:

Members of al Qaeda’s branch in Syria, the same al Qaeda that was headed by Osama bin Laden and still identified as a terrorist organization, have a surprising advocate in the corridors of American power — David Petraeus, retired U.S. Army general and former CIA Director and former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Petraeus has been quietly urging U.S. officials to consider using so-called moderate members of al Qaeda’s Nusra Front to fight ISIS in Syria, according to information from four sources familiar with the conversations, including one person who spoke to Petraeus directly.

Shane Harris and Nancy A. Youssef report for The Daily Beast, Aug. 31, 2015:

The heart of the idea stems from Petraeus’s experience in Iraq in 2007, when as part of a broader strategy to defeat an Islamist insurgency the U.S. persuaded Sunni militias to stop fighting with al Qaeda and to…

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Canadian doctors to get euthanasia kits

This December, Quebec will become the first jurisdiction in Canada to allow competent adults experiencing intolerable suffering at the end of life to request “medical aid in dying,” aka physician-assisted suicide, aka euthanasia.

Bill 52 allows doctors to administer lethal injections to mentally fit patients suffering an incurable illness who are in constant and unbearable physical or psychological pain, in an advanced state of irreversible decline. and be at the end of life.

Hippocratic Oath

Sharon Kirkey reports for National Post, Aug. 28, 2015, that Quebec doctors will soon be given standardized kits with which to end the lives of patients seeking euthanasia, along with detailed instructions as the province prepares to usher in legalized aid in dying. The euthanasia patient-killing kit will include:

  • A sedative to calm the patient
  • A drug to induce a deep coma
  • A drug to induce cardiorespiratory arrest (two sets of each drug to provide a backup in case of complications)
  • Syringes
  • Needles in different calibre sizes
  • IV tubing
  • IV solutions

The Collège des médecins du Québec has developed a new guideline for doctors unlike any in the history of Canadian medicine: a step-by-step guide to follow before, during and after administering euthanasia to killing an eligible patient, including the type of drugs to be used, the dose, the injection site and what to do in the event of complications. The guideline, developed in collaboration with the Order of Pharmacists of Quebec and the Order of Nurses of Quebec, will be available to doctors, nurses and other health professionals on a secure area of the college’s website because, according to college secretary Dr. Yves Robert, “We don’t want these recipes made too easily available to everyone.”

Robert insists, “It is clearly not euthanasia on demand. It is clearly not that.”

In February, the Supreme Court of Canada threw out the century-old Criminal Code prohibitions against “physician-assisted death.” In so doing, legal experts say the court opened the door to both euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide — where the doctor writes a prescription for a life-ending overdose the patient then takes himself.

Modeled on a 3-phased formula used in the Netherlands, the Quebec guideline could become a model for all of Canada. The three steps are:

  1. First, a benzodiazepine, a type of sedative, would be injected to help control anxiety and “help calm the patient,” Robert said.
  2. Next, a barbiturate drug would be injected to induce a coma.
  3. The third step would be a neuromuscular block, a derivative of curare that acts on the respiratory muscles to cause cardio-respiratory arrest, i. e., the person’s heart and lungs will cease functioning.

People requesting euthanasia can stop the processes at any time, up until the last moment before the loss of consciousness. The whole process, from beginning to death, “would probably take something around 15 minutes,” Robert said.

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~Éowyn

Good heavens. What happened to Jenner’s face?

This is Bruce Jenner, age 32, in 1981:

Bruce Jenner 1981

This is Bruce “call me Caitlyn” Jenner, age 65, in August 2015, after extensive “feminizing” facial surgery:

Bruce Caitlyn Jenner August 2015

Jenner looks neither man nor woman. He looks evil.

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The Devil is transgender

Please join me in reciting this prayer.

A Prayer of Exorcism and for Deliverance

O Lord, hear my prayer
And let my cry come unto Thee

God of heaven, God of earth,
God of Angels, God of Archangels,
God of Patriarchs, God of Prophets,
God of Apostles, God of Martyrs,
God of Confessors, God of Virgins,
God who has power
to give life after death and rest after work:
because there is no other God than Thee
and there can be no other,
for Thou art the Creator of all things,
visible and invisible,
of Whose reign there shall be no end,
we humbly prostrate ourselves before Thy glorious Majesty
and we beseech Thee to deliver us by Thy power
from all the tyranny of the infernal spirits,
from their snares, their lies and their furious wickedness.
Deign, O Lord,
to grant us Thy powerful protection
and to keep us safe and sound.
We beseech Thee
through Jesus Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

From the snares of the devil,
Deliver us, O Lord.
We beseech Thee to hear us.

~Éowyn

3 killed, 23 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

No where to be seen in Chicago...

No where to be seen in Chicago…

MyFoxChicago: Three people were killed and at least 23 others, including a 7-year-old girl, have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since late Friday.

The most recent fatal shooting happened about 1 a.m. Sunday in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side, police said. Two boys, ages 16 and 17, were standing on the sidewalk in the 8200 block of South Ingleside when someone walked up and fired shots at them, police said. Crime

The 16-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was later pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office couldn’t immediately confirm the death. The 17-year-old was shot in the leg and was also taken to Christ Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized. A police source said the 17-year-old is a known gang member.

About two hours earlier, a 44-year-old man was shot to death in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. He was standing on a sidewalk about 11:05 p.m. Saturday in the 6000 block of South Throop when someone got out of a black SUV and opened fire, police said. The man was struck in the head and back and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said. The medical examiner’s office confirmed the fatality, but did not release additional details early Sunday.

The weekend’s first fatal shooting happened shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. Two men, ages 28 and 34, were sitting in a parked vehicle in the 2900 block of West Lexington when a black vehicle pulled up alongside them and someone inside opened fire, according to Chicago Police.

The older man was shot in the chest and shoulder and pronounced dead at the scene at 4:36 a.m., authorities said. The younger man was shot in the neck, chest and shoulder and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where police said his condition stabilized. Investigators think the shooting was gang-related.

The weekend’s first shooting left a 7-year-old girl and 32-year-old man wounded in the Kenwood neighborhood on the South Side. They were in a vehicle about 10:40 p.m. in the 4600 block of South Ellis when someone walked up and opened fire, police said. The man then drove them to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

The girl was shot in the arm and was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where she was expected to be treated and released Saturday morning, police said. The man was shot in the back and was treated and released at the University of Chicago. A police source said the man is a documented gang member and a convicted felon.

The most recent shooting happened about 4:45 a.m. Sunday in the Calumet Heights neighborhood on the South Side. A 52-year-old man was sleeping in his car in the 9100 block of South Anthony about 4:45 a.m. when he heard gunshots and felt pain, police said. He was shot in the ear and taken to Christ Medical Center where his condition was stabilized.

Less than an hour earlier, two men were shot in the East Garfield park neighborhood on the West Side. About 4:05 a.m., the men, ages 28 and 30, were standing outside in the 3300 block of West Walnut when someone walked up and fired shots, police said.

The 28-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. The older man was shot in the left thigh, police said. He was also taken to Mount Sinai, where his condition was stabilized. A police source said both men are documented gang members.

At least 16 other people have been shot across Chicago in separate attacks since 11:45 p.m. Friday.

Additionally, Chicago Police officers shot and killed a man who they claim tried to run them over with a car early Saturday in Pilsen.

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How many days could you be late to work before you were fired? How about 111?

What exactly does it take to get a public employee fired?

The teacher who can't manage his time

The teacher who can’t manage his time

Fox News: An elementary school teacher who was allowed to keep his job despite being late for work 111 times in two years said Friday that breakfast is to blame for his tardiness.

“I have a bad habit of eating breakfast in the morning, and I lost track of time,” 15-year veteran teacher Arnold Anderson told The Associated Press.

In a decision filed Aug. 19, an arbitrator in New Jersey rejected an attempt by the Roosevelt Elementary School in New Brunswick to fire Anderson from his $90,000-a-year job, saying he was entitled to progressive discipline. But the arbitrator also criticized Anderson’s claim that the quality of his teaching outweighed his tardiness.

Anderson was late 46 times in the most recent school year through March 20 and 65 times in the previous school year, the arbitrator said. Anderson said he was one to two minutes late to school “at the most” but was prepared and was never late for class. “I have to cut out eating breakfast at home,” he said Friday.

Anderson remains suspended without pay until Jan. 1. A message seeking comment was left Friday with the school superintendent’s office.

The arbitrator found that the district failed to provide Anderson with due process by not providing him with a formal notice of inefficiency or giving him 90 days to correct his failings before terminating his employment.

Republican Gov. Chris Christie referenced the case in a tweet on Friday. Christie wrote: “Think I’m too tough on the teachers union? This is what we’re dealing with in NJ.”

Anderson said he was “very upset” to be suspended but conceded that losing his job would have been worse. When he returns to school in January, “I will be early,” he said.

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School Bans Child’s Wonder Woman Lunchbox – Considered Too Violent

Get me off this crazy train…

wonder woman lunchbox

Yahoo: A child’s school has banned her lunchbox, because it features the comic book character Wonder Woman. 

The school sent the unnamed girl home with a letter for her parents, explaining why they deem it inappropriate – which a family friend and Reddit user has posted online for the world to weigh in on.

Reddit user twines18 posted a photo of the letter sent, along with a couple of snaps of the child’s lunchbox, explaining that the school finds Wonder Woman to be a figure that represents violence.

But it’s not just this particular superhero that the school has it in for – they don’t allow any superheroes to be worn on clothing, backpacks or lunchboxes of the children.

“We noticed that Laura has a Wonder Woman lunchbox that features a super hero image,” reads the letter. “In keeping with the dress code of the school, we must ask she not bring this to school. The dress code we have established requests that the children not bring violent images into the building in any fashion – on their clothing (including shoes and socks), backpacks and lunchboxes.

“We have defined ‘violent characters’ as those who solve problems using violence. Super heroes certainly fall into that category.”

wonder woman letter

Seems fair enough, superheroes do tend to throw a few punches. But anyone who’s ever picked up a Marvel or DC Comics book, or watched one of their films, will know that superheroes only turn to violence as a last resort and it’s always in a quest to save and protect others.

So surely aspiring to the likes of Wonder Woman (one of the only female superheroes, let’s not forget) is a positive thing?

Reddit users commented on the irony that the picture on the lunchbox isn’t even violent – it’s not like it’s an image of Superman punching something or someone or Iron Man shooting someone with his repulsor blasts. She’s simply holding her Lasso of Truth – which is never used as a weapon.

“I really thought that the lunch box would have a picture of Wonder Woman kicking or punching someone,” commented one person. “Nope, just Wonder Woman is enough to indicate violence.”

And another Redditor, who clearly knows a lot about Wonder Woman, delved into her character traits. “One of the things I find most ironic here is that Wonder Woman specifically was designed to be different from other superheroes from her inception.

“Her creator saw how other superheroes utilised violence to solve problems so often, and he felt there was a different way, he felt that was a very ‘masculine’ approach, and that a feminine superhero didn’t have to just be a copy of a male superhero, solving problems in the same ways, and acting and thinking the same way, but could be uniquely a woman on top of being a hero.”

The same Reddit user also explained a little about Wonder Woman’s lasso. “That’s a magic lasso, she can get people to confront the truth of what they’ve done, and tell the truth to her especially,” he wrote. “The Lasso is basically a magical psychiatric session, it doesn’t maim, it doesn’t mutilate, it contains, and makes whoever contained in it have to be honest for maybe the first time in their lives.”

We appreciate the school’s consistency, one rule for all and all that, but banning ALL superhero images seems a little extreme. After all, who didn’t have a Batman pencil case or a Catwoman lunchbox as a child?

And we have to wonder – does the school’s ban stretch to Disney memorabilia? After all, there’s violence in almost every single Disney film. Elsa hurt a number of people with her icy blasting powers and let’s not forget Scar virtually pushing Mufasa off a cliff…

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San Francisco goes down the toilet. Public health hazard!

San Francisco, the leftwing City by the Bay that’s ever so tolerant about the homeless, estimated to number 10,000, has a huge problem with people urinating and defecating in public, as attested to by the images below.

SF poop1SF poop

Nearly two years ago, the problem was already rampant. A citizen resident, Noah Sanders, warned that tourists are vowing not to return to San Francisco because of encounters with human turd. Sanders wrote: that the odor of piss and shit that permeates so many of our neighborhoods

“[T[he odor of piss and shit…permeats…our neigborhoods…. I have experienced days, even weeks, in a row when I’ve had to pull my eager dog away from steaming pancakes of human shit, or I’ve had to step over a sad, sick turd-smeared man passed out among sculpture-like piles of his own doo-doo mere feet from my doorway. However San Francisco’s poop problem isn’t confined to the streets of the Mission. Other neighborhoods ­– particularly SOMA, Mid-Market, and the Tenderloin ­– have a similar human-excrement predicament. Let’s face it: if you live in the city, regardless of location or class affiliation, you’ve probably had your own encounter with the aftermath of a public number-two.”

Recently, public peeing nearly caused a man’s death when a street light pole, its base corroded by age and urine, crashed down on the hood of his car, missing him by about a foot. Public Utilities Commission spokesman Tyrone Jue told the San Francisco Gate, “We believe there was some contribution of dog or human urine on the base of the pole.”

Ever so tolerant, Jue advised the public urinators to pee instead in a public restroom or at a fire hydrant because, unlike the humble light pole, the fire hydrant is made of a stronger material — cast iron. (Daily Caller)

And what’s mayor Ed Lee’s solution?

Brandon M. Mercer reports for the San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 26, 2o15:

San Francisco is known for its Golden Gate Bridge, world class cuisine, panoply of cultures, striking skyline, frigid fog, and homeless. More specifically, aggressive panhandling and homeless defecating and urinating in public. And sometimes doing even worse things….

Mayor Ed Lee announced this week that“the homeless must leave the street” for Super Bowl 50…. “We’ll give you an alternative…. We are always going to be supportive. But you are going to have to leave the street….

The idea is to house street campers either in the city’s new Navigation Center in the Mission District — where people can live while they are routed into housing, rehabilitation, employment and other services — or in an estimated 500 units of supportive housing the mayor hopes to have rehabbed and open by the end of the year.

Meanwhile, residents and tourists should arm themselves with Human Wasteland, an interactive map showing areas in San Francisco to avoid. The map is the clever creation of civil-engineer-turned-web-developer Jennifer Wong, who obtained her information of turd deposits from reports of encounters by the public to SF311, the City of San Francisco’s Street and Sidewalk Cleaning division.

↓Click map to enlarge↓

SF public defecation map

H/t FOTM’s maziel

~Éowyn