Snowpocalypse Now!

I am an insomniac!  Surprise how else could I keep up to date with world events if I am sleeping like a baby?

Anyway….last night between the cat naps while watching the news I was inundated with the dread of a record snowfall for NYC and points north.  To listen to the frauds on the TV one would think that this is a surprise and a dire situation.  PEOPLE!  it is winter and NYC will get snow…if not then maybe that should be the story.

After hours and hours of total bullsh*t I wearied of the gloom and doom and turned over to BBC America and watched Top Gear….at least there I could see some cool cars and try to forget the reporters that were dressed like Nannuk of the north…….

As the time dragged on and I could stand it no more I had to return to “regular” TV to see if there was any let up in the doom and gloom……..and what did I find?

The warnings were dire, but at least so far, the Northeast’s “historic and catastrophic” blizzard pretty much fizzled. The National Weather Service canceled a blizzard warning for New York City, noting that “much less snow” than expected will hit the city, the New York Times reports, and driving conditions are expected to get better as the day goes on. But experts are still predicting plenty of snow, if less than they’d previously thought, the AP reports. New England is likely to see the most snow, with some two feet expected in Providence, RI, and Hartford, Conn. As for New York, a National Weather Service forecaster estimates 10 to 20 inches, with six inches in Philadelphia and central New Jersey. In continuing snow news:

  • Transportation has been severely limited, with driving bans in New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, as well as several counties in New York state, where drivers could be fined $300, Reuters reports. Those bans are now being lifted. Some 7,700 flights were canceled, the AP reports. Meanwhile, Amtrak shut down its New York to Boston line, Reuters notes. Government offices and schools also closed.
  • One death was reported on Long Island, where a 17-year-old had a sledding accident. He hit a light pole and was pronounced dead at the hospital, ABC 7 reports.
  • There has been some debate over whether this storm has a name, the Times notes. While Bloomberg and Fox News, as well as New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority, are calling it Juno, the Times itself and the Washington Post aren’t using the name. “Juno” came from the Weather Channel, and some meteorologists say its naming system is just a “cheap advertising ploy.”
  • Historic blizzard or not, a Yeti was spotted in Boston, the Week reports. This particular costumed snowman is social media-savvy, tweeting about his travels through the city.

The people of NYC survived!  The 3 feet of snow was a bit of an overreach…..6 inches feel.

May I reiterate?  It is Winter……there will be snow in NYC!  Get over it!

Enough Is A Goddamn Enough!

(I have also submitted this to Ace News Room)

The Paris attacks were all the rage in the media and now that it is all but over it is still all the rage……but now the media is fixated on what they see as anti-Semitism…..pundits like Morning Joe’s Scarborough of MSNBC is completely flabbergasted at the way Europeans are treating the Jews especially in France.  His question is did these people NOT learn anything from the Holocaust and the events that lead to it?

He is a staunch Israel supporter which is okay with me as long as he does not lie or ignore other facts in that support.  Recently he, Scarborough, went on and on about the attacks that have been leveled at Jews since the Paris attacks…..and his crony Mika quoted a few stats about the rise in nationalistic feelings and the anti-Semitism.  Scarborough said that there have been many attacks on Jews especially against synagogues that have led to a security detail to protect Jewish interests in France.

Scarborough is not alone….almost all media outlets, at least the so-called reputable ones, are following suit.

His concern is admirable but he should fixate on ALL attacks on religious minorities….for incidence, since the Paris attacks there has been 21 attacks on mosques in France and 33 threatening letters and yet it is not important enough for these overpaid hacks to mention it.  But 10,000 French troops are used to protect Jewish interests.

Of course the MSM seems to think that the world owes Israel and Jews more protection than other minorities because of World War 2……personally, I think any debt owed Jews for their suffering in WW2 has been paid….and in full.

When will the world realize that Israel is playing on their sympathy and because it works so goddamn well…..Israel gets a free ride….all they have to do is invoke the mantra of security and the world bends over and ignores any action that Israel takes….whether legitimate of not.

Muslims are being treated worse because the perpetrators of the violence claim to be Muslims………and the world ignores their plight  Guilty by association!

ENOUGH IS A GODDAMN ENOUGH!

 

ISIS Is “Demoralized” And “Reeling”

That is the story that the Pentagon keeps spreading through the airways……thus making the MSM an accomplice in the use of propaganda……Americans are reassured that the USA and its allies are handing ISIS their asses on a plate…….

There is a slight problem with all the successes we are told about……

The first Western journalist to receive wide access to ISIS-controlled territories says the group is “much stronger and much more dangerous” than the West knows, the Independent reports. The ground it controls has “dimensions larger than the UK,” Jürgen Todenhöfer, who has returned to Germany after 10 days with the group, tells German-language media. And its support is apparently expanding: “Hundreds of willing fighters arrive from all over the world” every day, and they show “an almost ecstatic enthusiasm that I have never encountered in any other war zone.” What’s more, in Mosul, Iraq, some 5,000 ISIS members sleep so far apart that bombing them all would require destroying the city, he says. And “with every bomb that is dropped and hits a civilian, the number of terrorists increases.”

ISIS continually says it wants to take over the world, and it “plan(s) the biggest religious cleansing in history,” Todenhöfer says. Meanwhile, it has worked to create “social welfare” and develop education—including for girls, which surprised the journalist. “The only ones who could stop this now are the moderate Iraqi Sunnis,” he says. “If you want to defeat an opponent, you must know him.” Todenhöfer, 74, headed to Mosul after extensive discussions with ISIS fighters via Skype, al Arabiya reports. He was joined by his son, who was in charge of filming the journalist’s interviews, Deutsche Welle adds. Today he’s set to publish a reflection on his experiences, with a book also to come.

I am sure that this news will be written off as a reporter with an agenda or that ISIS put on a strong face just for this guy…….but the real news tells a different story….yes they have had some setbacks but they do NOT look like they are losing the war……

Amazing this guys access ro ISIS was under reported….why is that?

Shock and horror at killings, but not when victims are Palestinians

I admit it….I usually watch the news on BBC….why?  They for the most part are much better than the news in the US.  I have found their Achilles Heel…..Israel.

There needs to be more outrage at the treatment of Palestinians by the media……

In the latest violence in East Jerusalem they spent 2 or 3 days on the attack and the de4aths that it produced ….Jewish deaths.  They are not so forth coming when Palestinians are shot for throwing rocks……

This article makes good points and emphasizing the point that I question.

 

Shock and horror at killings, but not when victims are Palestinians.