The Keystone Pipeline project was expected to create tens of thousands of high paying jobs in the oil industry. The project itself would create 20,000 construction jobs. And the pipeline would bring oil from Canada and North Dakota to refineries in the United States.
Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 2:09 PM
The Holder Department of Justice released its findings today in the investigation of the Michael Brown shooting incident in Ferguson, Missouri.
The Holder DOJ found NO EVIDENCE that robber Mike Brown had his hands up when he was shot dead.
Black Caucus members held a “hands up, don’t shoot” protest in the US House in December.
Maybe they’ll issue an apology today?
Officer Darren Wilson was exonerated by DOJ investigators.
DOJ officials concluded there was no evidence to disprove Wilson’s testimony that he feared for his safety.
Officials with the DOJ met with the Brown family this morning.
The Brown family released this statement:
“Today we received disappointing news from the Department of Justice that the killer of our son wouldn’t be held accountable for his actions.
While we are saddened by this decision, we are encouraged that the DOJ will hold the Ferguson Police Department accountable for the pattern of racial bias and profiling they found in their handling of interactions with people of color.
It is our hope that through this action, true change will come not only in Ferguson, but around the country.
“Burn this b*tch down!”
Step-father Louis Head started a riot in Ferguson after the jury decision was announced in November.
The Justice Department says it won’t prosecute former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old that led to weeks of protests.
Federal officials concluded there was no evidence to disprove Wilson’s testimony that he feared for his safety, nor was there reliable evidence that Michael Brown had his hands up when he was shot.
The decision in the August 9 shooting had been expected, in part because of the high legal standard needed for a federal civil rights prosecution. Wilson, who has said Brown struck him in the face and reached for his gun during a tussle, also had been cleared by a Missouri grand jury in November and later resigned from the department.
Officer Darren Wilson resigned November 29, 2014 from the Ferguson Police Department less than a week since he was cleared by a grand jury in the shooting death of robber Michael Brown
Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 11:30 AM
The Monastery of St. Macarius was founded in 360 A.D. by St. Macarius the Egyptian, who. was spiritual father to more than four thousand monks of different nationalities-Egyptians, Greeks, Ethiopians, Armenians, Nubians, Asians, Palestinians, Italians, Gauls and Span-lards.
During the restoration of the big Church of St. Macarius, according to its website, the crypt of St. John the Baptist and Elisha the Prophet was discovered below the northern wall of the church
Road workers shouting “Allahu Akbar” threatened to bulldoze the ancient monastery of St. Macarius recently. Brave monks lied in the path of the bulldozers to save St. Macarius. Archeology News Network reported, via Jihad Watch:
Marking just the latest of a long dispute which arose around a road project threatening to demolish an archaeological site, Coptic monks are literally willing to put their lives on the line.
According to Fides, the project to build a road that should unite the city of Fayoum to an oasis area crossing the territories around the Coptic monastery of St. Macarius, threatens an archaeological area that stretches around a church dating to the fourth century.
Ninety-two kilometers from Cairo, the Monastery of St. Macarius is located in Wadi el-Natrun, the ancient Scetes. In Christian literature, the Scetes refers to one of the three early Christian monastic centers located in the desert of the northwestern Nile Delta.
In addition to the monastery itself, the project also threatens its water supply of the monastery and some cultivated areas belonging to it.
The monks, in recent days, launched an initiative of non-violent resistance. They lied in the path of bulldozers working on the project, led by workers who approached the monastery lands shouting “Allah Akbar.”
The former secretary of state’s use of a personal account to exclusively conduct government business and to protect her political future in violation of the law ought to disqualify her from the presidency.
‘Witch hunts” sometimes find a witch, and those who dismissed the establishment of the House Benghazi Select Committee, chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., as just another witch hunt are eating their words.
The existence of a personal account that Hillary Clinton used to conduct government business as secretary of state was discovered by the committee and reported by the New York Times.
Clinton’s use of this personal account explains why investigations of the Benghazi terrorist attack — and her culpability in our diplomatic mission’s vulnerability there, the failure to heed warnings and the cover-up afterward — failed to find much email evidence of her direct involvement.
According to the Times, Clinton never used her official government email account at all. What’s more, she used exclusively one set up on the day of her Senate confirmation as secretary of state. This indicates premeditation in an attempt to deceive the American people by someone determined to fulfill her ambition to be the first woman to sit in the Oval Office.
The Times said that Clinton’s aides made no attempt to systematically preserve her emails on government servers as required by the Federal Records Act. Team Hillary is now trying to use the excuse that they thought their government recipients would archive the emails and that was thought to be good enough.
Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 8:36 AM
Move over robber Michael Brown – There’s a new criminal victim for leftists to rally around.
On Sunday LA police officers shot a homeless man on the street in Los Angeles.
(Warning on language and violence)
Of course, the left went berserk after this horrible shooting of an innocent poor African-American. Hands up!
Here’s the rest of the story…
The “innocent victim” was grabbing at the police officer’s gun.
Convicted bank robber Charley Saturmin Robinet
Oh, and he was an illegal alien and bank robber who pistol-whipped a bank teller during an armed robbery. The LA Times reported:
The homeless man who was shot and killed by Los Angeles police officers Sunday on skid row was a convicted bank robber who assumed the identity of a French man to enter the United States more than 15 years ago, according to records and interviews.
Axel Cruau, the French consul general in Los Angeles, told The Times the man identified as Charley Saturmin Robinet was not a French citizen. Rather, the man had stolen another man’s identity and gotten a French passport to come to the U.S. in the late-1990s, Cruau said.
“He fooled a lot of people, including us, years ago,” he said.
French officials discovered the identity theft after the man who called himself Robinet was convicted of a bank robbery in 2000 and U.S. officials were preparing to deport him. Cruau said French officials notified U.S. officials that Robinet was not the man’s real name, but said he did not know what happened after that.
The real Charley Saturmin Robinet “is alive and in France,” he said.
Law enforcement sources said Monday that police had identified Charley Saturmin Robinet as the man shot by officers during a confrontation Sunday that was captured on videotape.
The man was accused with others of robbing a Wells Fargo Bank branch in Ventura County.
According to federal court documents, he and an accomplice were armed, respectively, with a handgun and a rifle. They entered the bank from the rear and ordered everyone to the floor. He jumped over the counter and demanded money from a teller, then dragged the teller to the vault area. When the teller did not have the key to access the vault, the man pistol-whipped and kicked him, authorities said at the time.
Court records show the teller sustained bruises, rug burns and a cut on his head requiring stitches. The robber then forced the bank manager to open two vaults at gunpoint before placing cash in a bag. The pair and a getaway driver fled with authorities in high-speed pursuit.
Their SUV collided with a number of other vehicles before a spike strip placed across a roadway blew out its tires, enabling authorities to apprehend the trio. The man was captured after a foot pursuit along a Ventura beach promenade.
He was carrying $33,500, according to prosecutors.
The “victim” was released from jail last May and went for the cop’s gun during the confrontation. TIME reported:
Police Chief Charlie Beck said during a news conference that the slide of the weapon had been “partially engaged,” which is “indicative of a struggle over a weapon,” according to the Los Angeles Times, which has reviewed a second video of the deadly altercation.
Police were responding to a suspected robbery call and pursued a man known by some as “Africa” in the Skid Row area, home to one of the largest populations of homeless people in the country. After officers made contact, the department said in a statement, the man apparently began to fight back and resist being taken into custody.
“The officers attempted to use a Taser to subdue him but the suspect continued to fight and resist the officers and fell to the ground,” the statement continues. “While on the ground, the suspect and officers struggled over one of the officer’s handguns and then an officer-involved shooting occurred.”
The poor soul sounds like a perfect hero for the left to rally around.
Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 11:06 PM
Conservative author and radio host Mark Levin joined Sean Hannity on Tuesday to discuss Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress and President Obama’s reaction. Levin called Obama the “imprisonment president” Society after society is collapsin
Barack Obama is a community organizer. He’s a rabble rouser. He’s an ideologue. And, he’s an appeaser… What Obama wants is a like-minded leftist in Israel, and they’re there, to work with to accommodate his agenda. Now, I would be very careful about his agenda if I were a leftist in Israel. Since there’s been more genocide, more rape, more enslavement under this president than any president in modern history. You know I think back to Reagan. Reagan was a liberator.He liberated hundreds of millions of people under the Soviet Union. This president is the imprisonment president. Society after society is collapsing. And, he’s making nice with Iran which is an Islamic terrorist regime.
You look at how Obama has treated and does treat Netanyahu, you would think that Netanyahu was a white policeman from Ferguson, Missouri. I mean, that’s the conclusion that you would come to. Or that he was one of the cops that choked Eric Garner, or he was one of the jurors in the Trayvon Martin case.
Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 8:12 PM
Last week it was announced that Obama will ban 5.56 mm ammo.
The ammo is the most-used AR bullets in America.
The proposed ban on AR-15 ammunition was announced last week.
Now the Obama Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are planning to ban ammo to one of the most popular types of rifle ammunition.
The AP reported:
The Obama administration is considering banning a type of ammunition used in one of the most popular types of rifles because it says the bullets can pierce a police officer’s protective vest when fired from a handgun.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is proposing the ban of some types of 5.56 mm rounds – or .223-caliber – used in widely available and popular AR-15-style rifles because the bullets can also be used in some new types of handguns. Other types of 5.56 mm rounds would still be legal to buy, own and fire from guns.
The rule change would affect only “M855 green tip” or “SS109″ rounds with certain types of metal cores. People who already own the ammunition would be allowed to continue to legally own it, but manufacturers would not be allowed to produce, sell, import or distribute it.
In a letter to ATF Director B. Todd Jones last month, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., objected to the rule change, saying it would “interfere with Second Amendment rights by disrupting the market for ammunition that law-abiding Americans use for sporting and other legitimate purposes.”
Armor-piercing handgun ammunition has been banned since 1986 as a way to protect police officers under the federal Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act. The rifle bullets now facing a ban were long considered exempt because they were used for sporting purposes, such as target shooting.