Thursday, May 28, 2015
I ask that my readers remember Ken, his wife and their entire family in your prayers.
My heart breaks for a friend who lost such a beautiful young woman and my heart breaks for an America which sees yet another one of our young people leave us much too soon.
The account of the shooting can be found here.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
So, let's just say that Holger owns a McDonald's franchise - I employee 22 workers at my restaurant. And let's just say that the federal government mandates that I now pay those employees at least $15 an hour.
Okay, the way I see it, as a business owner, is that there is a significant pool of workers out there who do NOT make $15 an hour - some of them are teachers, some of them are accountants, some of them are IT professionals, some of them are skilled laborers.
So, if I now have to pay $15 an hour to all of my employees at my McDonald's....why would I continue to pay a snot-nosed whiny 18 year old who is habitually late to work, who refuses to stop texting while they work, who doesn't call when he/she isn't going to make it into work and who habitually gets in arguments with other workers? I wouldn't. I'd man my restaurant with those teachers and laborers and IT people - i'd raise the average worker age from 18 years old to 35 years old - I'd have people working at my place who show up on time (or a little early), who put in a full day of work, who operate as a team in the restaurant and who are thankful for their paycheck from me and don't whine.
So for those of you losers who insist on $15/hour...just remember that you aren't all that. And you WILL be replaced. Good luck, morons.
This is a longer video but forward to 3:10 and you will see an ISIS vehicle come into the picture as it tries to near the location where these Ramadi police are making a stand. The police know full well what is coming at them and you will hear the frantic firing of their weapons as it nears. Wait for it.
And you now know just how ISIS took Ramadi.
It's the VBIEDs.
And you now know just how ISIS took Ramadi.
It's the VBIEDs.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
There is this report out of Israel National News - it appears that at least one rocket has actually hit Israeli soil.
I guess Hamas wants another war.
Rocket Fired from Gaza Hits Southern Israel
Air raid sirens sounded in towns across southern Israel Tuesday at 9:02 p.m. evening.
There are reports that as many as four rockets were fired from Gaza, and some residents of the south reported seeing Iron Dome missile defense batteries deploying to intercept the incoming rockets.
The IDF has now confirmed that at least one rocket fired from Gaza struck close to the city of Ashdod.
Sirens were heard in Ashdod, as well as numerous towns and villages bordering Gaza.
No injuries have been reported.
The border between Israel and Hamas-held Gaza has remained largely quiet since the end of Operation Protective Edge last summer.
But there have been intermittent attacks by terrorists, including mortar fire last month which hit an open area in the Shaar HaNegev region.
The IDF responded to that incident with tank fire directed towards the source of the rocket fire.
More details to follow.
Let allah Sort 'Em Out - Taliban Battle Rivals Supporting ISIS - 11 Dead in Farah Province, Afghanistan
Yeah, let allah count em out and sort em out. The fact of the matter is that whoever comes out on top means pure unadulterated Hell for the Afghan people. Oh well, live by the Qur'an, die by the Qur'an.
The article comes from Al Aribya.
Bombs kill 11 in Afghanistan as Taliban, ISIS supporters clash
A suicide truck bomb attack and a separate roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan killed 11 people and wounded dozens more on Monday, as the Taliban clashed with supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)group in the west, officials said.
Gov. Asif Nang said the Taliban have been clashing with rival insurgents claiming allegiance to the ISIS group for three days in the western Farah province, leaving at least 10 Taliban fighters and 15 IS supporters dead. He provided no further details.
The clashes provide the latest indication of a small but growing ISIS presence in the country. Afghan and foreign officials differ over the extent to which the extremist group -- which rules large parts of Syria and Iraq -- is able to operate in Afghanistan, where the Taliban have been waging war against the Western-backed government for more than a decade.
The truck bomb struck the gate of the provincial council’s compound in the capital of Zabul province, killing at least five people and wounding 62, council director Atta Jan Haqbayan said.
Three of the wounded were council members, including two women, and children were also among the wounded, Haqbayan said. Mirwais Noorzai, Zabul’s police chief, said the attacker used a small truck.
President Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack. No group immediately claimed responsibility.
Insurgents have stepped up attacks in recent months in Zabul, which borders Pakistan, and a number of Hazara Shiite men have been abducted in the province.
Later on Monday, a roadside bomb exploded in the neighboring Kandahar province, killing six people, according to the governor’s spokesman, Samim Khopalwaq.
Three policemen were killed elsewhere in Kandahar when a firefight erupted between two groups of officers, said provincial police spokesman Zia Durrani. Four officers fled the scene, he said, adding that the incident was under investigation.
Meanwhile, in northern Sari Pul province, police said the body of a local official in charge of religious affairs, Abdul Wodod, was found Monday, three days after he was kidnapped. Gen. Habib Gulbhary, the provincial police chief, said the man was abducted by unknown assailants.
Monday, May 25, 2015
When I'm Gone
by Mrs. Lyman Hancock
When I come to the end of my journey
And I travel my last weary mile,
Just forget if you can, that I ever frowned
And remember only the smile.
Forget unkind words I have spoken;
Remember some good I have done.
Forget that I ever had heartache
And remember I've had loads of fun.
Forget that I've stumbled and blundered
And sometimes fell by the way.
Remember I have fought some hard battles
And won, ere the close of the day.
Then forget to grieve for my going,
I would not have you sad for a day,
But in summer just gather some flowers
And remember the place where I lay,
And come in the shade of evening
When the sun paints the sky in the west
Stand for a few moments beside me
And remember only my best.