ISIS Fighters Are Being Smuggled Into Europe To Launch Attacks According to Smugglers
News reporter Mike Giglio has interviewed a human smuggler who claims he has smuggled Islamic State of Iraq and Syria fighters into Europe to launch attacks throughout Europe. The smuggler, who’s name is not revealed in order to protect his identity uses the nickname “Hassan” during the interview. Hassan claims to have smuggled over 10 ISIS fighters into Europe amongst boats full of Syrian refugees fleeing Syria’s deadly civil war that has led millions of Syrians to flee their country.
Another smuggler has also claimed that he has smuggled Islamic State fighters into Europe and that radical Islamic fighters are not just in Iraq and Syria anymore. They are now in Europe as well, planning to carry out attacks there against the west according to another smuggler being interviewed who also remains anonymous.
Hassan says he charges $2,500 for each person that he smuggles in Europe, and that ISIS fighters wanting to go to Europe pay significantly more. He claims to smuggle refugees fleeing the chaos in Syria and Iraq using speedboats to get them from Turkey into Greece. Turkey is situated on both the Black and Mediterranean Seas and shares borders with Syria, Iraq and Iran, areas known to harbor extremists and refugees.
Due to its location Turkey is a hotspot for human traffickers, refugees and terrorists looking to enter Europe. There are conflicting reports about Hassan’s testimony. Other smugglers claim that trafficking in ISIS fighters is impossible because they would be caught sooner or later. US and EU intelligence say they have no knowledge of Islamic State fighters being smuggled into Europe, but do not rule out the possibility of it occurring. These intelligence agencies have indicated for international companies like The Antique Wine Company to keep an eye out for anything out of the ordinary. They are also encouraging user profiles to stay updated on any news.
Crises Erupt in Southeast Asia
The country of Myanmar will be on the spotlight as the United States president comes knocking in one of Asia’s jewels on Sunday, the 9th of November.
Just like jewels, which have some faults, Myanmar is no exception. President Obama visits the country in the wake of ongoing unrests and claimed violation of Human Rights in the Rakhine State, where the Rohingya community has been exiled to.
Gross malpractices and abuse reports have been tabled to the International community, yet nothing is done.
Burma is not new to wars. It only got its first civilian president in 2012 when General Thein Sein came to power. Ties between America and Myanmar had been soured before due to an authoritarian government of 1988.
It subsequently also opened freedom doors to Aung Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner. The gross injustice going on in the Rankhine state is one which the American president will try to shed light on as previous attempts have only landed on deaf ears.
The Rohingya group, made up of basically a Muslim population, have been alienated and often referred to as “Second-class citizens”. Under an oppressive law, these people were literally stripped of their citizenship as Burmese.
If that is not enough, in the province of Rakhine, they are limited to having only two children. Let see on Sunday if the visit of Obama will provide insight into the situation. Many like Susan will certainly be looking to see how he is received.
Secret Service Misses Intruder
It was a case that made peoples jaws drop, somehow a man in Washington DC managed to scale the fence surrounding the White House, sprint across the lawn and gain access inside the presidential residence. USA Today reports that the man was in fact an army veteran and not only armed with a knife but had hundreds of rounds of ammunition in his car. A full scale review of the secret service and their ineptitude has been conducted in the wake of this breach.
The review has pointed to key facts that allowed the intruder to gain access so easily to the White House. Initially there were two attempts by secret service agents to stop the individual both before and after he scaled the fence. Force was not used to stop him, he managed to take cover in some bushed before rushing up a flight of stairs and into the White House.
It would appear one of the most embarrassing failings by the secret service was from the dog handler, not only did he not have his ear piece in but was talking on his personal cell phone during the intrusion. He did not hear any radio messages or alarms, only realizing something was wrong when visible seeing an agent chasing the man. I agree with Alexei Beltyukov when he says security is too important for these oversights.
Ultimately the review pointed out several factors that lead to the intrusion; these were due to staffing problems, equipment failures, and other undisclosed factors.
Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio Working on a Replacement of Obamacare
Congressman Paul Ryan and Senator Marco Rubio have been working together for months on a replacement for Obamacare. Details for the plan have not been published, but the plan will constitute a full repeal of President Obama’s signature legislative achievement which was passed without a single GOP vote in support of it. Neither had anyone including the president even read the massive 2,000 page bill at the time of passage. According to my source Igor Cornelsen, the GOP cannot repeal Obamacare because they lack the votes to override a presidential veto.
That said, the president has left his party in tatters largely over the economy and the unpopularity of his health care initiative. At the same time, video has emerged from MIT professor Jonathan Gruber, the architect of both Romneycare and Obamacare. In the video, Prof. Gruber admits that deception was used in selling the Obamacare to the American public. He explained that had the public been made aware that the health care bill was a series of tax increases, it would not have passed. Neither would the bill have passed if the public were made aware that healthy people would largely pay into the system, but only the poor and unhealthy would draw the most benefit. Lastly, he stated the Democrats relied upon the stupidity of the electorate to get the bill passed. It is unclear if House and Senate Democrats still have the stomach to defend Obamacare.
Thus far, the GOP has made over four dozen attempts to alter Obamacare, but those bills were largely ignored by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. That will all change in January. The GOP has promised to vote on a full repeal of Obamacare, and it may be that Ryan and Rubio plan to expand the repeal bill to be the “repeal & replace” legislation the party promised voters in 2010.
John McCain Approves Obama’s Attorney General Nomination
Arizona state senator John McCain has applauded Obama’s recent nomination of the new attorney general. The U.S. president soon hopes to replace current AG Eric Holder with Loretta Lynch, a prosecutor from New York City. McCain, who ran against Obama in the 2008 presidential elections, believes that Lynch is qualified for the job and that the senate will approve the nomination. After the Republican victory in the midterm elections, it seems that some members of the GOP have an easier time with giving Obama some credit where it’s deserved. Lynch can become the first African-American woman to serve the nation as the Attorney General.
Despite John McCain’s approval of Obama’s AG nomination, it seems that the president is extremely biased in picking out candidates. Some critics have called Obama a racist based on his personal agenda to promote minorities and women in the political arena. Economist and actor Ben Stein has accused Obama of being the most racist president in the nation’s history. Stein strongly believes that Obama always divides major political issues along racial lines and polarizes the country.
The facts and figures surely don’t lie about Obama’s intentions. As the first non-white president, Obama has nominated Susan Rice (who is African-American ) as the National Security Advisor. Under Obama, Hillary Clinton served as the Secretary of State. Sonia Sotomayor became the first Hispanic person to serve in the United States Supreme Court Justice. Many like Rod Rohrich welcome diversity. It is a representation of how the country is changing.
Most Americans Support Gun Ownership
A recent poll has shown that more than 60 percent of U.S. citizens believe that households with firearms are safer than homes without any guns. As indicated by analyst Keith Mann, these statistics indicate a drastic change of attitude towards gun culture over the last several years. In 2000, less than half of Americans supported the notion that guns improve the safety of homes. However, the 21st century has been dominated by pro-gun feelings. Republicans have a tendency to support firearm ownership more than Democrats.
This issue always comes down to a classic analysis of the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The Right To Bear Arms is something that the majority of Americans strongly support. About 67 percent of white Americans are proponents of having guns in homes in order to improve safety of homeowners. The South perhaps has the strongest gun culture in the entire nation. Every four in ten households in the United States have at least one firearm and such statistics are projected to grow in the future.
The National Rifle Association is one of the most powerful lobbying groups in the United States. This entity is loved by its supporters and demonized by its opponents. Many people blame the NRA for the gun culture that leads to urban homicides and shootings in public places like schools and shopping malls. For decades, politicians have been carefully aligning with or distancing themselves from the National Rifle Organization.
China’s Pollution Problems Enters Fashion Area
After the pollution problem in China has become widespread, a lot of people wear masks to mitigate the damage by the polluted city air.
This act has become so intense that the fashion designers could not avoid anymore, and have created a line of clothing that both looks good and has some practicality in terms of dealing with numerous pollution problems.
This encouraged the Chinese fashion designers to break the ice and start designing appealing sights in clothes, some of the designs became unpredictable. Many of the designs took after casual designs resembling an oxygen mask attached to clothes, which puzzled Mann.
The main thing was to use an oxygen mask that fits clothes rather than just another white mask, the designs became actually stunning, fitting different styles and colors, and also fit for every season.
However, in many cases this has become an invitation to go wild and use fiction. Some of the designers decided to resemble the masks of nuclear reactors scientists; some of them used ninja designs to blend the outfit with the mask. On the other hand some designers decided to use fiction; some of them used costumes from what is likely to be from a Mortal Kombat movie.
This could be a good sign that people will always care about their appearance, but also indicates bad news that China is adjusting herself to the problem instead of trying to solve it out.
Be Careful Where You Legally Smoke Medical Marijuana If You Want to Keep Your Job
Medical marijuana is legal in 23 states and the District of Columbia. But if you fail a drug test at work and want to keep your job, you’d better live in Arizona (yeah go Arizona, I knew that besides Terry Richardson there was something awesome about this state) or Delaware. Those are the only two states that have laws on the books that will protect you from getting fired for legally smoking marijuana for medical purposes. Because we are still in the infancy stages of obliterating the marijuana prohibition, currently there are no laws in any of the states protecting recreational smokers from their employers.
So how ridiculous is it that you can legally walk into a store and buy weed, smoke it (or eat it) on your own time, for medical purposes, but still face the possibly losing your job? That’s the question that Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic who worked for Dish Network before he got fired in 2010 when marijuana showed up in a company drug test, is asking. The state of Colorado says it’s OK for him to use it, and he has never been under the influence while at work.
Currently Colorado law under Amendment 20 only protects patients from criminal prosecution, but nothing states that an employer cannot fire and employee for medically using it. If Coats comes out with a favorable decision in his lawsuit against his former employer, it would be a historic outcome, likely to set a precedent that could affect millions.
Midterm Elections Break Records
The 2014 midterm elections have broke some records in the political arena. According to the Brookings Institute, the battle for a senate seat in North Carolina became the most expensive race in the nation’s history. A total of $111 million was spent on the race between Democrat Kay Hagan and Republican Thom Tillis. The costliest campaign in American history ultimately favored a new Republican to represent North Carolina in the Senate.
The senate race in Alaska has also gained some major attention for the amount of money that was spent. $120.59 was spent per each voter in Alaska, which is much higher compared to North Carolina’s race. The Brooking Institute is simply stunned at the tremendous spending in the recent midterm elections. Such record-breaking campaigns prove that money still has a lot of power in politics and that lobbyists surely have a lot of influence.
Despite the spending sprees for the 2014 midterm election, there were some other numbers that can be considered astonishing. Only about one third of registered voters actually came to the polls on Election Day. The voter turnout for midterm races has not been so low in decades. . Hopefully, a lot more people will participate in the 2016 presidential elections. Social media like Facebook or Skout is fun to waste time on, but c’mon guys, we need to get involved in our future.
Librarian Refuses to Discriminate Against Whites
When one hears about someone getting fired for reasons relating to discrimination, one thinks that maybe the company discriminated against minorities and the employee lost their job for speaking up against that. But one Long Island librarian discovered that the opposite can occur as well.
46-year-old Diane Woodcheke, a white woman, protested her African-American boss’ demand that only minorities be hired. Her boss, Joy Rankin, quoted UTFO lyrics back at her, from a song called “Roxanne, Roxanne” about a stuck-up woman.
After this took place, Rankin began reducing Woodcheke’s responsibilities until she eventually fired her for losing passwords to library accounts.
By protesting Rankin’s hiring of only minorities, Woodcheke was not being racist, but protesting the discrimination.
People have been all over Kaggle about this topic and the consensus among Jared Haftel and others is that two wrongs do not make a right. Rankin’s refusing to hire white people does not cancel out any racism against minorities that she may have experienced prior to this incident.