Clarifying details have been released today regarding the heroic actions aboard a train headed for Paris on August 21st… the heroes have now been identified as Airman Spencer Stone, Specialist Alek Skarlatos of the National Guard, and their civilian friend Anthony Sadler from California.
Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone was the first to act, and sprinted 10 meters towards the terrorist after hearing a gun shot and identifying that the man held an AK. Immediately behind him was National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, 22, who was just on leave after a tour in Afghanistan, and then their civilian friend Anthony Sadler.
‘We heard a gunshot, and we heard glass breaking behind us, and saw a train employee sprint past us down the aisle,’ Anthony Sadler said in an interview with CNN. They then saw a gunman entering the train car with an automatic rifle.
Napoleon’s little Napoleon
People have been fixated on Napoleon’s penis since Napoleon’s doctor allegedly cut it off during his autopsy. The penis, which was not properly preserved, has been compared over the years to a piece of leather, a shrivelled eel and to beef jerky. In 1927 when it went on display in Manhattan, TIME weighed in, comparing it to a “maltreated strip of buckskin shoelace.” It’s enough to give anyone a complex!
Napoleon died in 1821, likely of stomach cancer, and was originally buried on the island of his exile, St. Helena. At least, most of him was. During the autopsy, the doctor allegedly decided to take Napoleon’s penis, presumably as a bizarre souvenir. The doctor gave it to a priest for safekeeping, and the priest smuggled the part to Corsica. After that, Little Napoleon was passed down as sort of a perverse family heirloom for decades.
Despite the bleating by the anti-tobacco troughers, the Government is holding off introducing plain packaging for tobacco products until the legal case brought against Australia to the WTO by Big Tobacco has been resolved.
Well lots actually.
France’s new rail fail would be unbelievable if it wasn’t true.
France’s national rail operator SNCF has ordered trains for an Italy-bound route which reportedly turned out to be a few millimeters too high for Italian tunnels, leaving passengers to Italy having to change trains at the border.
Regio 2N trains were ordered by SNCF from Bombardier, the Canadian multinational aerospace and transportation company.
They are supposed to operate on the TER (Transport Express Regional) line that serves the French Riviera coastline between Les Arcs – Draguignan station in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France and the city of Ventimiglia in northern Italy, which borders on France. Read more »
Those Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys are a funny lot.
“Uber has decided to immediately suspend UberPOP in France,” the US company said in a statement on Friday (local time), adding that it was waiting for a ruling on whether the service is legal, which is due by September.
UberPOP puts customers in touch with private drivers at budget prices.
It has angered taxi drivers who say it represents unfair competition because the UberPOP drivers do not face the same regulations and pricing restrictions.
Protests turned violent last week, with cars set alight and reports of UberPOP passengers being attacked.
The decision to suspend the service “follows the acts of violence of the past two weeks”, Uber said in the statement.
UberPOP was made illegal in January, but the law has proved difficult to enforce and the service has continued to operate. The law is currently being reviewed by the Constitutional Court.
Two Uber bosses were arrested this week and will go on trial in September, charged with “misleading commercial practices, complicity in the illegal exercise of the taxi profession and illegal use of private data”, the Paris prosecutor said.
So they don’t want cheaper taxis in France. Read more »
It is easy to watch terrorism from afar. We see so many gruesome images online from ISIS, Hamas, Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, Haqqani Network, Kataib Hezbollah and many, many more. One of the more obscene images that sticks in my mind, but has lost its power for many (because similar images are so common), is the one of a man facing the camera with a number of men’s heads stuck on fence spikes behind him. There is no humanity in that photo. All I see is the face of a fanatic. His eyes are dead because he treats human beings as if they are nothing. He has no respect for them even in death.
These kind of images and you-tube videos, which are so vile that I will never watch them least I end up with nightmares, are all over the internet. People watch them feeling safe that it is ‘over there’ and will never happen here.
In France this week a Muslim driver beheaded his boss, stuck his head on a fence and then tried to blow up the factory where he was employed.
“The attack was of a terrorist nature since a body was discovered, decapitated and with inscriptions.”
– French President Francois Holland
Finally it is hitting home to the political leaders in Europe that their countries are under attack. It has been happening for a very long time to Israel but they didn’t care when it happened to Israel.
“It’s difficult for a society to live for years under the threat of attack,” he told French journalists. “The question is not if there will be another attack … but when.”
How difficult does he think it has been for the Israeli people? He and so many other misguided ‘intellectuals’ simply did not understand that Islamic terrorism against Israel is not about land but about forming a worldwide Islamic Caliphate and that Israel is just one of the countries on their list. It is Global Jihad and no, it is not because countries have done something to ‘provoke’ the attacks.
So, are you getting the message yet?
These are not lone wolf attacks, they are part of the Islamic assault on Western civilisation.
If you aren’t getting the message then you aren’t paying attention.
The massacre on a Tunisian beach resort that left at least 39 dead followed a chilling threat from ISIS that ‘Ramadan will have lots of surprises’.
ISIS yesterday claimed responsibility for the deadly shoot out, as well as the attacks in France, Kuwait and northern Syria in a day of terror.
The killings came on Friday, Islam’s holy day, and came after a call by the terrorist group for attacks by ‘Muslims everywhere’ during Ramadan.
A spokesman for the murderous organisation promised ‘tenfold’ reward in paradise for those who targeted ‘the kuffar’ (unbelievers) during the holy month.
The attacks also come a year since ISIS announced a self-declared caliphate, which led to a wave of barbaric killings by the group. Read more »
The cheese eating surrender monkeys are pouring millions of euros into a campaign to change the perception that they are rude, obnoxious, garlic smelling frogs.
With the attractions of Paris, the Alpine ski resorts, Riviera beaches and excellent cuisine, France has been the most visited country since the 1980s, welcoming 84 million tourists last year.
But the country has also been wrestling for some time with its reputation as one of the rudest places on earth for tourists.
Now the French are being urged to be “more welcoming”, as France prepares to launch a multimillion-euro tourist investment fund aiming to boost tourist numbers to 100 million by 2020.
Laurent Fabius, the French foreign minister, announced on Thursday that the fund would be launched this autumn.
“Tourism is a national treasure that needs to be protected, nurtured and developed – that’s the aim of all these measures,” he said.
Tourism accounts for two million jobs in France and seven per cent of its wealth. Read more »