Friday, October 17, 2014

CBM: Chances Are

Largest Viking hoard since 1891 found in Scotland

Via Daily Timewaster

Retired businessman Derek McLennan was sick and really didn’t feel like dragging his carcass and his metal detector to a Church of Scotland field near Castle Douglas in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, last month. He didn’t want to disappoint his detecting buddies the Reverend David Bartholomew and Mike Smith, pastor of Elim Pentecostal Church, however, so he pulled it together and off they went. After an hour of searching, McLennan found a piece of silver buried two feet under the surface. At first he thought it was a spoon, but when he wiped some of the dirt off it, he saw a saltire (X marks the spot) design and realized he’d unearthed Viking treasure.


"Not transmitted through the air" (Don't think that's a given anymore.)

Knife Attacks

Via Jonathan

The way it was: Amelia County, Virginia, in the early 1960s. Sunday dinner at the Miller house, with the farm of Marvin and Thelma Warriner in the background.

Man about to be struck by crashing motocross rider jumps over bike and carries on talking on his cellphone

Well, that must have been a heck of an important call… at the Grand National Cross Country event in Ohio, a motorcross rider jumped a creek and slid in the mud. He was barreling directly toward a man in an orange hoodie on what would seem to be a call of a lifetime. Mr. Hoodie simply jumped over the rider who was about to smack into him, staggered slightly and kept on walking and talking.

Juvenile detainees locked in controversial device ‘when verbal deescalation is not working’

Via avordvet

Scott Tanner, Juvenile Detention Ombudsman, experiences the WRAP restraint system in the Yell County Juvenile Detention Center in Danville, AR. (Photos obtained via Freedom of Information Act.)

ARKANSAS — Juvenile detention facilities across the state are coming under fire for using a disturbing restraint device that some are calling “torture.”

The device is known as the “WRAP” system. According to state officials, the device is used to restrain minor detainees “when verbal deescalation is not working” — sometimes for hours on end.

The system involves binding a child’s arms and legs together using straps and handcuffs, and sometimes involves shrouding the child’s face with a hood or a helmet.

“WELCOME TO ARIZONA!” Phoenix Gun Owner Thwarts Bank Robbery, Kills Suspect

 bank robbery

A Phoenix business owner saw a bank robbery beginning to unfold in the strip mall where he works and decided to take action to defend his neighbors. He grabbed his own gun, snatched the keys from the robber’s still running and undefended car, and laid in wait for the robbers as they left the store, toting a bin full of cash.

When they suspects emerged, the business owner opened fire.

Kurdish Female Soldier Gains Internet Fame for Allegedly Killing More than 100 ISIS Jihadis


A woman known as "Rehana" has become a hero across the internet as news spread that the Kobani soldier has reportedly killed more than 100 Islamic State terrorists single-handedly.

Rehana became famous in Kurdish Twitter circles after a photo of her giving a peace sign began to circulate on the social network.
Rehana has killed more than a hundred #ISIS terrorists in #Kobane . RT and make her famous for her bravery
— Pawan Durani (@PawanDurani) October 13, 2014
According to the International Business Times, Rehana is a YPJ (Kurdish female Peshmerga) soldier under the command of famed female soldier Mayssa Abdo, who herself has become famous for running the operation to keep the Syrian border town of Kobani out of the hands of the Islamic State.

More with video @ Breitbart

ISIS fighters withdraw from Syria's embattled Kobani

Islamic State fighters have been driven out of Kobani, the Kurdish town that straddles the Syrian-Turkish border, after weeks of heavy fighting, according to Kurdish sources speaking to RT.

A Kurdish commander said that ISIS retreated overnight – withdrawing by 2 km east and 9 km west.
The Kurds are now clearing the city. The Islamists have left behind suicide bombers hiding in the ruins of the various buildings in the city.

More @ RT

English Nationalists record attendance at John Tyndall memorial

Via Nancy

More than 120 Nationalists from a broad range of parties and factions gathered in the old English city of Preston, Lancashire, on 11th October 2014 for the ninth annual John Tyndall Memorial Meeting.

The commemoration was hosted by Heritage and Destiny in memory of JT, former chairman of the National Front, founder of the British National Party, and the foremost racial nationalist leader of the modern British era. This year we also remembered our loyal comrade and H&D Patron Robert Smith, a veteran nationalist who served in 1940s Palestine with the Parachute Regiment – he died on September 4th, aged 87.

Documents Confirm Fast and Furious AK-47 Used in Phoenix Gang Assault


Documents obtained through a lawsuit recently issued against the City of Phoenix by government watchdog Judicial Watch reveal a weapon from the Department of Justice's Operation Fast and Furious was used to injure two people in a 2013 gang-style assault on an apartment complex. When the incident occurred and during investigation afterward, police worked with federal law enforcement agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Department of Homeland Security, FBI and Drug Enforcement Agency in the case, raising suspicions the assault wasn't simply a typical, local gang shootout and prompted questions about the details of where the weapons that were used came from.

More @ Townhall

Ebola: Six Reasons to Panic

Via Jonathan

As a rule, one should not panic at whatever crisis has momentarily fixed the attention of cable news producers. But the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has migrated to both Europe and America, may be the exception that proves the rule. There are at least six reasons that a controlled, informed panic might be in order.
(1) Start with what we know, and don’t know, about the virus. Officials from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other government agencies claim that contracting Ebola is relatively difficult because the virus is only transmittable by direct contact with bodily fluids from an infected person who has become symptomatic. Which means that, in theory, you can’t get Ebola by riding in the elevator with someone who is carrying the virus, because Ebola is not airborne.
This sounds reassuring. Except that it might not be true.

Ebola ruled out as passenger dies on Nigeria flight to JFK

Via Iver

Ebola ruled out as passenger dies on Nigeria flight to JFK

A passenger died on a Nigeria-to-JFK flight after a vomiting fit Thursday — and a top lawmaker said officials gave the corpse only a “cursory” exam before declaring that the victim did not have Ebola.

Rep. Peter King said in a letter to Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection that the handling of the remains exposed serious flaws in airport preparedness for an Ebola outbreak.

Gun Control Groups Go All-In for Kay Hagan in North Carolina

Via LH

US monitors health care worker for Ebola aboard cruise ship

Via Jonathan

Obama administration officials say a Dallas health care worker who handled a lab specimen from an Ebola-infected man from Liberia who died of the disease is on a Caribbean cruise ship where she has self-quarantined and is being monitored for any signs of infection.

More @ WFLA

Handguns suck, so you should carry with a round in the chamber

Via avordvet

The previous post dealt with the argument for carrying in condition three. This post will give the counter argument, for carrying in condition one.

A firearm that won't fire is as useless as a non-opposable thumb. There are exceptions but most of us don't regularly pack a bayonet as backup for running out of ammo.

Saudi Arabia sentences reformist Shiite cleric to ‘crucifixion’

Via avordvet

 A picture taken on July 8, 2012, shows Shiite cleric Nimr Baqer al-Nimr wounded in the back of a police car, following his arrest.

Raising fears of renewed sectarian tensions in the region, Saudi Arabia’s top court has sentenced a charismatic opposition leader to death for speaking out against the kingdom’s ruling family.

Nimr Baqer al-Nimr, a reformist cleric, has repeatedly called for an end to corruption and discrimination against minorities. He has a wide following, particularly among young people in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, home to most of the country’s minority Shiites, who are considered heretics by the Sunni-ruled government.

After being imprisoned for nearly two years, al-Nimr appeared in Riyadh’s Specialized Criminal Court Wednesday with his lawyer and two brothers. Charged with terrorism offences and “breaking allegiance to the king,” the judge upheld the country’s harshest sentence — “crucifixion” — where the decapitated body is publicly displayed. His brothers were reportedly detained after the sentencing.

Rare Shark Feeding Frenzy in North Carolina

North American Hazmat Situations and Deployments Map & Global Incident Map

Via Jonathan