18 Months I Warned You About ISIS, Time And Time Again, Fell on Deaf Ears – Now Look


These guys are NOT going to mess around.

These guys are NOT going to mess around

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

What we are starting to see is ISIS/IS/Islamic State or whatever you want to call them coming through with a terrorising promise to the West. They told us they would behead people who are against them. We have had two beheading’s here in London, England (I am in Scotland if you don’t know) We have had a Terrorist try to kill Police officers with an AXE yesterday in New York https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/new-york-police-officer-critically-wounded-in-hatchet-attack/ And of course the sad events in Canada.

Now I research HARD and I will leave you with 3 blogs I have copied to here you can read or scan through and also some links to other blogs I did on what is happening just now. With Ebola hitting the USA and ISIS shooting in Canada and the Axe Terrorist in New York, added to Lee Rigby who was the soldier beheaded in London, we have an enemy coming good on a promise. Where I am we are vigilant at ALL times. We had a terror attack in Glasgow Airport a few year back, we beat the crap out of them both, who were on fire while being beaten. I don’t think they will come to Scotland again, we fight back. That was almost a joke there, but to be fair this is no time for joking, the game has changed, the game is rigged, the plan is set in motion. I showed you ALL John McCain meeting ISIS. Why did he do that? https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/photos-of-john-mccain-seen-with-isis-leaders-in-syria-before-their-rampage-through-iraq/ See I see a 1st World full of people who believe the nightly news like they do in God, and that is Dangerous! We need to think outside the box, put clues together, try and see the bigger picture. What I have done here is put the ‘Bigger Picture’ into one blog. USA and Canada, this, I believe, is just the start of an enemy you will fight in your own streets. Read and educate yourself or let it come and say “I can’t change a thing” One line that annoys me is “I can’t change a thing” How about coming together and looking after each other instead of being alone and in denial? I am just saying. For nearly 2 year, on my old blog and now AceNews and ShaunyNews I have warned and warned and warned bad was coming to the USA. I even told Canada what was coming. I don’t want a pat on the back for being right, far from it, I wish I was wrong. But mark my WORD! This is only going to get worse, a new World is about to hit us all. With Ebola and ISIS, our World is about to change, I think, in ways we can’t even imagine. We are fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria with bombs but they are here, in our Countries and streets, how do we fight an enemy like that?

https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/documented-proof-isis-leader-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-is-100-israeli-trained-and-a-usa-uk-israel-asset/

Sadly!

USA and Canada are targets now

USA and Canada are targets now

Articles I did to try and warn USA and Canada below 

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Iraqi ISIS Militants Threaten Revenge Attacks On USA Soil

https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/08/19/iraqi-isis-militants-threaten-revenge-attacks-on-usa-soil/

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Iraqi militants have threatened to respond to US airstrikes by attacking American targets, posting a video in which they warn: “We will drown all of you in blood”. The message, which was accompanied by photographs of beheadings, came as Barack Obama announced Kurdish peshmerga troops, supported by US jets, had recaptured the strategically important Mosul Dam. The US president said Islamic State (IS) fighters remained “a threat to Iraq and the entire region” and said Iraqis “must reject them and unite by pushing them out of lands they have occupied”. “They claim to represent Sunni grievances but they slaughter Sunni men, women and children,” he said, adding limited military missions would continue.

Unlike al Qaeda, IS has, to date, focused on seizing land in Iraq and Syria for its self-proclaimed caliphate, rather than attacking Western targets. Earlier, the group denied losing control of Mosul Dam, which supplies water and electricity to much of the country. It had been feared they would cut pipes and cables or blow up the structure, branded the “most dangerous in the world” by the US Army in 2007, causing huge loss of life and extensive damage along the Tigris valley.

Army spokesman Lt Gen Qassim al Moussawi said at least 170 bombs had been dismantled around the site but warned many more remain. Meanwhile, Sky News has gained exclusive access to suspected IS militants who were captured by Kurdish fighters. The trio are being held in a secret location, claiming they were tortured into making confessions. And IS militants killed dozens of Kurdish peshmerga fighters and captured 170 of them, a Twitter account that supports the group said

Mr Obama has authorised limited missions in Iraq

Mr Obama has authorised limited missions in Iraq

Iraq’s outgoing foreign minister Hoshiyar Zebari also said Kurdish officials would take part in negotiations on forming a new government, paving the way for improved ties between Kurds and the central administration. It came after David Cameron insisted Britain would not be dragged into another war in Iraq to fight what he called “monstrous” jihadists. He spoke out after it emerged the UK had briefly sent a number of ground troops to Irbil to prepare for a rescue mission to help displaced Yazidi people. A strongly worded statement followed confusion over Britain’s involvement in Iraq after a series of media interviews by senior ministers. “I want to be absolutely clear to you and to families watching at home. Britain is not going to get involved in another war in Iraq,” the Prime Minister said in a televised address. “We are not going to be putting boots on the ground. We are not going to be sending in the British Army.” Mr Cameron’s pledge followed comments by Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, who said the UK’s latest involvement in Iraq would likely last “weeks and months”. Mr Fallon had been addressing British troops in Cyprus, as it was revealed UK soldiers had been back on the ground in Iraq for the first time since 2009.

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FBI, Homeland Security Bulletin Asks Police To Be Aware Of ISIS

https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/fbi-homeland-security-bulletin-asks-police-to-be-aware-of-isis/

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ISIS TERRORIST RECRUITING IN HOUSTON TEXAS

ISIS THREATENS AMERICA AGAIN-“WE ARE IN YOUR STATES, CITIES AND STREETS”

BOSTON (CBS/AP) – Federal authorities sent a bulletin to U.S. law enforcement Friday in light of the threat concerning militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), according to CBS News. The bulletin from the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI cites no known threat to the U.S. homeland, but reminds law enforcement to be alert and aware of the ISIS threat, CBS reported. U.S. law enforcement has been intensifying efforts to identify Islamic State sympathizers who could help export the group’s brand of violent jihad to the United States. They come amid a new barrage of U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State group that beheaded American journalist James Foley of Rochester, New Hampshire. The group called Foley’s killing revenge for previous strikes against militants in Iraq.

WBZ-TV security analyst Ed Davis says there’s no question the stakes have been raised by ISIS running from Syria through Iraq. “They’ve not only collected ransom from European countries for hostages but they’ve sacked several banks that have given them hundreds of millions of dollars,” Davis said. “When you see an organization that’s this well grounded in tactics also having the ability financially to move those plans forward it’s a very troubling time,” he added. Davis called the ISIS militants highly trained military people who know exactly what they’re doing.

https://screen.yahoo.com/fbi-homeland-security-bulletin-asks-032600707.html

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/08/22/fbi-homeland-security-bulletin-asks-police-to-be-aware-of-isis/

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2014/08/22/fbi-homeland-security-bulletin-asks-police-aware-isis/z62818Kndagmzx1zp1OJfN/video.html

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Muslim Brotherhood has a ‘significant presence’ in Canada

http://shaunynews.com/2014/05/27/muslim-brotherhood-has-a-significant-presence-in-canada/

Muslim brotherhood members and ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi supporters protest in July 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. The Broherhood is facing a crackdown in Egypt following Hersi ouster by the military.

Muslim brotherhood members and ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi supporters protest in July 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. The Broherhood is facing a crackdown in Egypt following Hersi ouster by the military.

TORONTO — The Muslim Brotherhood has established a “significant presence” in Canada, says a study released Tuesday that asks whether the government should follow the lead of the United Kingdom and launch an investigation into the group.

Calling the Brotherhood the “antithesis” of Canadian laws and values, the study urged Ottawa to deny public support and charity status to organizations aligned with the group, which promotes political Islam as an alternative to Western-style democracy.

The report is “intended to focus public attention on the requirement to have a national level discussion on the Muslim Brotherhood and its role in Canada,” said Tom Quiggin, the former Privy Council intelligence analyst who authored the study.

Mr. Quiggin, a court-recognized expert on terrorism, wrote the study without government or private funding. “Questions need to be raised about the accreditation, public funding and charity status of the organizations involved,” he said.

The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in the 1920s by the Egyptian cleric Hassan Al-Banna, whose writings were hostile to the West and envisioned its downfall, proposing instead a “world living under the tranquility of Islam.”

To achieve this, he called for reforms that included mandatory memorization of the Koran in schools, igniting “the spirit of Islamic jihad” in youths, censorship of music and films, and confiscation of books and newspapers.

Almost a century later, the Muslim Brotherhood is a controversial revivalist movement and political party in the Middle East. It is facing a crackdown in its home base, Egypt, following the ouster of Mohamed Hersi by the military.

Last month, British Prime Minister David Cameron ordered an investigation into the Brotherhood’s activities in the U.K. and alleged links to violence and extremism. In Canada, the government has not taken action directly against the Brotherhood.

“We are aware that the U.K. is doing a review on the MB. We will be determining any possible next steps in short order,” Adam Hodge, the spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, told the National Post on Monday.

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A senior source at the Department of Foreign Affairs recently confirmed that the Canadian government gave $5.3 million to the Syrian opposition in 2012. According to the National Post, “the entire Canadian contribution was funnelled through the U.S. State Department.” Syrian opposition leader Hassan Hachimi told the National Post that the money was spent on communication equipment.

The report comes a month after Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney announced the International Relief Fund for the Afflicted and Needy — Canada (IRFAN) had been placed on Ottawa’s list of banned terrorist groups. According to the Canada Revenue Agency, IRFAN had merged with the Jerusalem Fund for Human Services, which was allegedly set up by a Muslim Brotherhood committee.

IRFAN had funnelled $15-million to groups linked to Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestinian branch, auditors claimed. IRFAN was a registered charity at the time but has since had its status revoked. The RCMP is investigating. IRFAN denies knowingly funding Hamas.

Ihsaan Gardee, executive director of the National Council of Canadian Muslims, declined to comment on what he called a “foreign political organization.” But he said the NCCM was not affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood.

Writing in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 16, Mr. Gardee called an article about the Muslim Brotherhood co-authored by Mr. Quiggin a “conspiracy-laden diatribe that, in a sweeping stroke, smeared our long-standing Canadian organization as ‘terrorists’ and despicably suggested we intend to destroy Canada from within.”

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Mr. Quiggin’s report lists several other Canadian organizations — some of them federally-regulated charities — that he says are aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood. Key executives in some of them have left Canada to take positions with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Syria, he writes.

“The government of Canada may wish to pursue a wider investigation into the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood with a particular focus on its activities in Canada and the USA. Cooperation or information sharing with the proposed investigation in the United Kingdom may be useful,” the report says.

Such a probe should examine which Canadian groups with Muslim Brotherhood affiliations have charity status and access to the government, it says. The Canada Border Services Agency may also want to screen foreign nationals for membership in the Brotherhood.

It also recommends the government consider requiring those advocating the spread of Muslim Brotherhood ideology to register as lobbyists. In addition, the report says charities receiving funding from overseas should be required to publicly report the sources of their foreign donations.

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https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/09/26/police-usa-woman-beheaded-at-oklahoma-workplace/

https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/09/04/breaking-london-woman-beheaded-in-back-garden/

http://www.mirror.co.uk/all-about/lee-rigby

https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/rand-paul-isis-strengthened-because-us-allied-with-them-in-syria/

https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/test-works/ ‘ ISIS HOODIE’S AND T-SHIRTS FOR SALE SALE ON-LINE AS ISLAMIST BRAND ‘

https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/isis-was-too-brutal-even-for-osama-bin-laden/

https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/10/12/usa-why-fox-news-is-dangerous/

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Podcast/Audio – The day before the vote for Scottish Independence – NO REGRET


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My last podcast before the referendum, the links below are from Articles I mention in this 10 minute Audio Podcast. No Regrets Scotland, no regrets! 

Audio/Podcast below

Blog done by my friend Anne from the USA http://talesalongtheway.com/2014/09/16/shaun-gibson/

The Sun Article https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/as-we-all-thought-the-yes-campaign-is-miles-ahead/

1. Boris Johnson Story https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/09/17/boris-johnson-vows-to-resist-scots-tax-devolution-as-i-said-early-august/
2. https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/boris-johnson-let-slip-tory-plans-to-deny-scotland-powers-if-we-vote-no-in-the-referendum-share-please/

The Great Dictator – David Hayman – Scottish Independence https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/09/17/the-great-dictator-david-hayman-scottish-independence-please-share-rt/

Genomic sequencing reveals mutations, insights into 2014 Ebola outbreak


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In response to an ongoing, unprecedented outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa, a team of researchers from the Broad Institute and Harvard University, in collaboration with the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation and researchers across institutions and continents, has rapidly sequenced and analyzed more than 99 Ebola virus genomes. Their findings could have important implications for rapid field diagnostic tests. The team reports its results online in the journal Science.

For the current study, researchers sequenced 99 Ebola virus genomes collected from 78 patients diagnosed with Ebola in Sierra Leone during the first 24 days of the outbreak (a portion of the patients contributed samples more than once, allowing researchers a clearer view into how the virus can change in a single individual over the course of infection). The team found more than 300 genetic changes that make the 2014 Ebola virus genomes distinct from the viral genomes tied to previous Ebola outbreaks. They also found sequence variations indicating that, from the samples sequenced, the EVD outbreak started from a single introduction into humans, subsequently spreading from person to person over many months.

The variations they identified were frequently in regions of the genome encoding proteins. Some of the genetic variation detected in these studies may affect the primers (starting points for DNA synthesis) used in PCR-based diagnostic tests, emphasizing the importance of genomic surveillance and the need for vigilance.
To accelerate response efforts, the research team released the full-length sequences on National Center for Biotechnology Information’s (NCBI’s) DNA sequence database in advance of publication, making these data available to the global scientific community.

“By making the data immediately available to the community, we hope to accelerate response efforts,” said co-senior author Pardis Sabeti, a senior associate member at the Broad Institute and an associate professor at Harvard University. “Upon releasing our first batch of Ebola sequences in June, some of the world’s leading epidemic specialists contacted us, and many of them are now also actively working on the data. We were honored and encouraged. A spirit of international and multidisciplinary collaboration is needed to quickly shed light on the ongoing outbreak.”

The 2014 Zaire ebolavirus (EBOV) outbreak is unprecedented both in its size and in its emergence in multiple populated areas. Previous outbreaks had been localized mostly to sparsely populated regions of Middle Africa, with the largest outbreak in 1976 reporting 318 cases. The 2014 outbreak has manifested in the more densely-populated West Africa, and since it was first reported in Guinea in March 2014, 2,240 cases have been reported with 1,229 deaths (as of August 19).

Augustine Goba, Director of the Lassa Laboratory at the Kenema Government Hospital and a co-first author of the paper, identified the first Ebola virus disease case in Sierra Leone using PCR-based diagnostics. “We established surveillance for Ebola well ahead of the disease’s spread into Sierra Leone and began retrospective screening for the disease on samples as far back as January of this year,” said Goba. “This was possible because of our long-standing work to diagnose and study another deadly disease, Lassa fever. We could thus identify cases and trace the Ebola virus spread as soon as it entered our country.”

The research team increased the amount of genomic data available on the Ebola virus by four fold and used the technique of “deep sequencing” on all available samples. Deep sequencing is sequencing done enough times to generate high confidence in the results. In this study, researchers sequenced at a depth of 2,000 times on average for each Ebola genome to get an extremely close-up view of the virus genomes from 78 patients. This high-resolution view allowed the team to detect multiple mutations that alter protein sequences — potential targets for future diagnostics, vaccines, and therapies.

The Ebola strains responsible for the current outbreak likely have a common ancestor, dating back to the very first recorded outbreak in 1976. The researchers also traced the transmission path and evolutionary relationships of the samples, revealing that the lineage responsible for the current outbreak diverged from the Middle African version of the virus within the last ten years and spread from Guinea to Sierra Leone by 12 people who had attended the same funeral.

The team’s catalog of 395 mutations (over 340 that distinguish the current outbreak from previous ones, and over 50 within the West African outbreak) may serve as a starting point for other research groups. “We’ve uncovered more than 300 genetic clues about what sets this outbreak apart from previous outbreaks,” said Stephen Gire, a research scientist in the Sabeti lab at the Broad Institute and Harvard. “Although we don’t know whether these differences are related to the severity of the current outbreak, by sharing these data with the research community, we hope to speed up our understanding of this epidemic and support global efforts to contain it.”

“There is an extraordinary battle still ahead, and we have lost many friends and colleagues already like our good friend and colleague Dr. Humarr Khan, a co-senior author here,” said Sabeti. “By providing this data to the research community immediately and demonstrating that transparency and partnership is one way we hope to honor Humarr’s legacy. We are all in this fight together.”

This work was supported by Common Fund and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, as well as by the National Science Foundation, the European Union Seventh Framework Programme, the World Bank, and the Natural Environment Research Council.

Other researchers who contributed to this work include Augustine Goba, Kristian G. Andersen, Rachel S. G. Sealfon, Daniel J. Park, Lansana Kanneh, Simbirie Jalloh, Mambu Momoh, Mohamed Fullah, Gytis Dudas, Shirlee Wohl, Lina M. Moses, Nathan L. Yozwiak, Sarah Winnicki, Christian B. Matranga, Christine M. Malboeuf, James Qu, Adrianne D. Gladden, Stephen F. Schaffner, Xiao Yang, Pan-Pan Jiang, Mahan Nekoui, Andres Colubri, Moinya Ruth Coomber, Mbalu Fonnie, Alex Moigboi, Michael Gbakie, Fatima K. Kamara, Veronica Tucker, Edwin Konuwa, Sidiki Saffa, Josephine Sellu, Abdul Azziz Jalloh, Alice Kovoma, James Koninga, Ibrahim Mustapha, Kandeh Kargbo, Momoh Foday, Mohamed Yillah, Franklyn Kanneh, Willie Robert, James L. B. Massally, Sinéad B. Chapman, James Bochicchio, Cheryl Murphy, Chad Nusbaum, Sarah Young, Bruce W. Birren, Donald S.Grant, John S. Scheiffelin, Eric S. Lander, Christian Happi, Sahr M. Gevao, Andreas Gnirke, Andrew Rambaut, Robert F. Garry, and S. Humarr Khan.

About the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard was launched in 2004 to empower this generation of creative scientists to transform medicine. The Broad Institute seeks to describe all the molecular components of life and their connections; discover the molecular basis of major human diseases; develop effective new approaches to diagnostics and therapeutics; and disseminate discoveries, tools, methods, and data openly to the entire scientific community.

Founded by MIT, Harvard, and its affiliated hospitals, and the visionary Los Angeles philanthropists Eli and Edythe L. Broad, the Broad Institute includes faculty, professional staff, and students from throughout the MIT and Harvard biomedical research communities and beyond, with collaborations spanning over a hundred private and public institutions in more than 40 countries worldwide. For further information about the Broad Institute, go to http://www.broadinstitute.org.

https://www.broadinstitute.org/news/6017

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ebola-virus-outbreak/where-did-ebola-come-likely-one-person-gene-study-finds-n191161

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2014/08/27/science.1259657.full?sid=13a3886a-d638-4ea9-a2b0-5c3a63b96b16

USA Government Ban School’s Beloved “Pink Cookie”


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THE EVIL COOKIE

For a free country the smallest parts of your past are being taken, slowly, one small bit at a time, one stupid bit at a time!

School children in Elyria, Ohio are mourning the demise of a 40-year tradition – the loss of their beloved pink cookie. The fabled cookie, long served in local school cafeterias, was done in by a pound of butter, six cups of powdered sugar and the Obama administration’s food police. “It no longer meets the national school lunch program guidelines for snacks,” said Amy Higgins, the spokesperson for Elyria City Schools. “It has too many calories.” The USDA “Smart Snacks in School” standards mandate that all snacks must contain less than 200 calories. It’s not exactly clear how many calories are in the pink cookie but the recipe for the frosting calls for a pound of butter

“You can’t change the recipe of the pink cookie,” said the mayor. “It’s like eating diet potato chips. It’s not right.

The cookie was banished to comply with the federal guidelines. “We can’t have them in the cafeteria for sale, period,” food services director Scott Teaman told The Chronicle Telegram. “The guidelines for snacks are very strict, and there is no wiggle room.” Thus marks the end of a longtime lunchroom tradition and sparking disappointment across the city.  “It’s a tradition,” Higgins told me. “It’s not only a tradition it’s one that tastes really, really good. You’d be surprised by how many people are upset about the pink cookie going away. Anyone who’s gone to Elyria schools in the last 40 years knows the pink cookie.”

Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda remembered tasting her first pink cookie when she was just a little girl.

“I grew up eating them,” said Brinda. “They are a comfort food. It’s one of those things that’s special to our community.” The mayor says the cookie’s demise is the talk of the town. “This cookie has a cult following,” she said. In 2009 the cookie was crowned “Best Cafeteria Cookie” by Cleveland Magazine. The origin of the pink cookie is something of folklore in this town just to the west of Cleveland. It was first made by Jean Gawlik, the school district’s longtime food production manager.  The foundation of the cookie came from a family recipe she got from her mother.

“It’s a delicious, delicious confection,” said Higgins. “Everyone loves it.” Reading the recipe along could result in a sugar rush: butter, sour cream, powered sugar, Crisco,granulated sugar. “It’s a homemade sour cream cake cookie,” Higgins said. “The reason people fell in love with it – it has just the right amount of sweetness. It’s very cakey and rich and it’s got this really light sweet pink frosting on the top.” I feel the sudden urge to drink a glass of iced-cold milk. “It’s one of those indulgences,” Higgins told me. “The kids really like the cookie. It’s quite a unique flavour.” So if the cookie is so darned popular, why not just change the recipe so that it complies with the federal standards?

“We did try to alter the recipe with whole wheat flour,” Higgins said. “You can get the pink cookie down to the number of calories that would make it allowable – but then it’s not the pink cookie anymore. It doesn’t maintain the integrity of the home made recipe.” Changing the recipe of the cookie would be like asking Kentucky Fried Chicken to change their 11 herbs and spices. You don’t mess with perfection. “You can’t change the recipe of the pink cookie,” said the mayor. “It’s like eating diet potato chips. It’s not right.” So rather than mess with tradition, the school district’s chef decided to shut down production. “Our food service (department)  is working under very strict requirements for what they can serve in school,” Higgins said. “That’s a good thing. We’re trying to offer more healthy options with flair.” Instead of pink cookies, kids will be able to eat things like fruit and vegetables and yogurt.

Yum Yum.

The mayor agreed that it’s important to make sure kids are eating healthier. “That being said, I wish there was a way we could make those cookies available on special occasions,” she said. “Everybody deserves the equivalent of a piece of birthday cake once in a while.” The mayor even suggested there might be contraband cookies for the taking. “I don’t think you can keep the pink cookie down,” she said. “I think this is going to be like prohibition. Our school district is law abiding, but I can see people who love this pink cookie trying to resurrect the cookie in other ways.” Higgins tells me the school district is already working on a plan to sell the cookies to local residents – for special occasions. It’s a sort-of confectionary speakeasy. Meanwhile, youngsters will have to satisfy their sweet tooth at the cafeteria yogurt bar – thanks to the Obama administration’s food police.

Sorry, kids. That’s the way the cookie crumbles.

World peace? These are the only 11 countries in the world that are actually free from conflict


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I often ask “Name a country not in War, at War or in Civil War” And here is the answer, 11 Countries! This means WWIII happening? How many were not at War in WWII? That is the Question

With the crisis in Gaza, the rise of Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria and the international stand-off ongoing in Ukraine, it can sometimes feel like the whole world is at war. But experts believe this is actually almost universally the case, according to a think-tank which produces one of the world’s leading measures of “global peacefulness” – and things are only going to get worse.

It may make for bleak reading, but of the 162 countries covered by the Institute for Economics and Peace’s (IEP’s) latest study, just 11 were not involved in conflict of one kind or another.

Worse still, the world as a whole has been getting incrementally less peaceful every year since 2007 – sharply bucking a trend that had seen a global move away from conflict since the end of the Second World War.

The UK, as an example, is relatively free from internal conflict, making it easy to fall to thinking it exists in a state of peace. But recent involvement in foreign fighting in the likes of Afghanistan, as well as a fairly high state of militarisation, means Britain actually scores quite poorly on the 2014 Global Peace Index, coming 47th overall.

Then there are countries which are involved in no actual foreign wars involving deaths whatsoever – like North Korea – but which are fraught by the most divisive and entrenched internal conflicts.

The IEP’s findings mean that choices are slim if you want to live in a completely peaceful country. The only ones to achieve the lowest score for all forms of conflict were Switzerland, Japan, Qatar, Mauritius, Uruguay, Chile, Botswana, Costa Rica, Vietnam, Panama and Brazil. 

 So South America really is not at War, the rest of the World is!

 

Why Do Fox News Love Guns So Much? Russell Brand – Fox News, Bill O’Reilly


I don't think this man is well....

I don’t think this man is well….

Thanks to http://reasonablyliberal.wordpress.com/ for sending me this!

Russell Brand talks about ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ Chicago and Gun Control and Bill blames, I quote “Black People” He is a bit racist yeah?

Real Clever lad, would love to see him on Bill's show!

Real Clever lad, would love to see him on Bill’s show!