Avalanche on Mount Everest … 12 Killed and 3 Missing

 

Twelve people have been killed and three people are missing following an avalanche that occurred on Mount Everest.  A group of about 50 people, mostly Nepali Sherpas, were caught in the avalanche that struck around 06:45 local time (01:00 GMT) in an area known as the “popcorn field”, just above Everest base camp at 5,800m (19,000ft), according to the mountaineering department of the Tourism Ministry.

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An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak.

The Sherpa guides had gone early in the morning to fix ropes for other climbers when the avalanche hit just them below Camp 2 at about 6:30 a.m., Nepal Tourism Ministry official Krishna Lamsal said from the base camp where he is monitoring rescue efforts.

Rescue workers pulled out 12 bodies from under mounds of snow and ice and were searching for the three missing guides, Lamsal said.

UPDATE I: Gavin Turner climbing just below the avalanche reported this just now:

I am safely back at Base Camp.

I was climbing through the icefall this morning at about 6am when a very large avalanche struck a couple of hundred meters above us. I was with my incredible Sherpa, Phu Tsering. We watched the enormous avalanche cloud approach us and we were both covered in snow dust. After some initial concern, we knew we were safe and essentially out of harms way. Phu Tsering chanted some Buddhist prayers and made an offering to the mountain. The avalanche cloud covered us, but fortunately we were a couple of hundred meters under the impact zone.

There were many climbers and Sherpas above us, higher in the icefall, and an unknown number of them (reportedly all Sherpas) have been killed and injured. The rescue is underway and many Sherpas and westerners were rushing up the mountain to assist in the rescue as I was descending.

I am extremely grateful to be back at base camp and feel deeply saddened and shocked at the loss of life today.

My prayers are with all touched by this tragedy.

Tweet from climber Alan Arnette.

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UPDATES from Alan Arnette’s blog.

 

Posted April 18, 2014 by
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6 in 10 American Voters Believe Barack Obama Lies to the Country … #YOU LIE

 

Barack Obama, the Liar in Chief … There is a reason he is called the Lion Lying King.

According to a recent Fox News Poll, 6 in 10 American voters believe that President Barack Obama lies to the country on important issues most or some of the time. Just 6 in 10? Of course for many of us we can put one and one together and understand that Obama has been lying for years. However, what is most interesting from this poll is the number of Obama/Democrat key constituents that thinks he lies “most of the time” includes 13% of Democrats, 12% of blacks, 16% of liberals, 31%  of unmarried women and 34%  of those under age 30. OUCH!!!

Full poll results can be read HERE.

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About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday.

Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.”

President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods.  Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep it” and his insistence that “the day after Benghazi happened, I acknowledged that this was an act of terrorism.”

Of course Obama’s biggest lie that will affect nearly every individual in the United States was his shameful lies regarding Obamacare and that, “If you like your plan, you can keep it” In fact it garnered him the Politfact 2013 Lie of the Year.  However, the lies have been so plentiful that it is almost impossible to list them. But with so many scandals during his presidency like Fast & Furious, Benghazi-gate and ITS-gate to name a few, are we really to believe that Barack Obama had no knowledge what was really going on? If his answer is he knew nothing, that would be a lie.

It would appear that Republican South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson was on to something when he yelled out, “you lie,” during Obama’s 2010 State of the Union Address.

Daily Commentary – Thursday, April 17,2014 – Chicago Man Claiming to be Tax Exempt Refuses to Pay 22 Cent Tax

 
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25 Year Old Kevin “Kayvon” Edson Arrested for Bringing Backpack to Boston Marathon Finish Line

 

There is always one idiot in the crowd …

25 year old Kevin Edson was arrested Tuesday after leaving his backpack unattended at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The area was evacuated  on the one-year anniversary of last year’s Boston Marathon bombings after  police said two backpacks had been found in the area. The Boston police executed a controlled detonation of two suspicious bags.  Kevin Edson faces charges of threatening battery, disorderly conduct, possession of a hoax explosive device, threats to commit a crime, disturbing a public assembly and disturbing the peace.

Edson can be seen here in this VIDEO walking down the street in a bizarre manner.

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Kevin Edson, a 25-year-old Boston man, was detained Tuesday night and the area near the Boston Marathon finish line evacuated after an unattended backpack was found.

Boston Police said a backpack was left unattended by the finish line at 6:50 p.m. There was a second bag, but that was not left by the suspect. The Boylston Street area was shut down for about 3 hours, with pedestrians and motorists asked to avoid the area.

NECN witnessed a man being put in the back of a police cruiser on Tuesday night. Boston Police said the suspect faces charges of threatening battery, disorderly conduct, possession of a hoax explosive device, threats to commit a crime, disturbing a public assembly and disturbing the peace. According to the Suffolk District Attorney, he is expected to be arraigned on those charges Wednesday in Boston Municipal Court.

“With the marathon coming, we are taking it seriously,” Boston Police Superintendent Randall Halstead said. “Our officers have been trained in looking for any kind of suspicious activity. I want to emphasize the fact that the safety of the public is utmost, and the training my officers have gone through will come to the forefront. That’s what we’re going to do to make this the best marathon in the wake of last year.”

Daily Commentary – Wednesday, April 16, 2014 – Five People Stabbed to Death in Calgary’s Worst Mass Murder

 
  • Suspect is a veteran police officer’s son.

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AMBER ALERT Issued for 14 Year Old Elizabeth Rex Missing Since 4/14/14 in Magnolia, TX … Believed Kidnapped by 51 Year Old Randy Johnson (Update: Elizabeth Found Safe, Johnson Arrested)

 

An AMBER ALERT has been issued for 14 year old Elizabeth Rex, who has been missing since Monday, April 14, 2014 in Magnolia, Texas. Police believe that she was kidnapped by 51 year old Randy Johnson, who used to live with the family. Elizabeth’s parents, Patrick Rex and Jennifer Black, have told police that they took Randy Johnson into their home because he needed a place to stay; however,  they told him to leave because he was having and an inappropriate influence on their daughter.  They suspected he may have been having physical relationship with her. Elizabeth Rex is 14, because of a number of mental and physical disabilities, she has the maturity level of a 5 or 6 year old. Police believe that Johnson may be headed to the Mexican border.

Elizabeth Rex was last seen wearing black pants, a gray tank top, red jacket and gray tennis shoes.

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Police believe a family friend has kidnapped the girl, and the pair may have already left the state, possibly headed for Mexico.

Elizabeth Rex went outside to get the mail Monday, and never returned home.

Her parents believe 51-year-old Randy Johnson, who used to live with the family took the girl.

Patrick Rex, and Jennifer Black, Elizabeth’s mother, say 51 year old Randy Johnson was a friend of a friend who needed a place to stay.  They opened their home to him, but forced him out because he was having and an inappropriate influence on their daughter.  They suspected he may have been having physical relationship with her.

Elizabeth is 14, but her parents say, because of a number of mental and physical disabilities, she has the maturity level of a 5 or 6 year old.

UPDATE I: A man suspected of running away with a 14-year-old girl with Down syndrome has taunted her parents over the phone saying they’ll never see her again, they have said.

‘He calls us and says, “Y’all will never see Lizzy again” and things like that,’ said her dad Patrick Rex. ‘”Where we’re going you can’t get there”. Not even ten minutes later he calls back and goes, “La-la-la-la”.’

The parents added that Johnson claimed he was going to be passing through a checkpoint, but pointed out that the family had no IDs to be able to do the same.

If anyone can assist on providing information, you are asked to contact Detective T. Gannucci with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 936-760-5876 or the department’s communication center at 936-760-5800.

UPDATE II: Missing Texas girl found safe in trailer park near US-Mexico border.

Elizabeth Rex, of Magnolia, was located in the Texas town of Harlingen, near the Mexico border, with Randy Johnson, a 51-year-old man who previously worked with the girl’s father and briefly lived with the family until he became too close to the young girl, who has been diagnosed with autism and pervasive developmental disorder.

“She appears unharmed,” Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Brady Fitzgerald told FoxNews.com. “She’s been transferred to a local hospital for evaluation.”

Johnson remains in custody on kidnapping charges, according to Fitzgerald, who added that the suspect called the girl’s parents and taunted them after the brazen abduction.

Video Shows Large al Qaeda Meeting in Yemen and Some How No Obama Drones Could Be Found … Hmm, I Thought al Qaeda was On the Run?

 

Don’t worry America … Barack Obama told us that al Qaeda is on the run.

Exactly how is it that al Qaeda can have a meeting of so many individuals, including al Qaeda’s crown prince Nasir al-Wuhayshi, out in the open and there was no knowledge of this by the CIA or the Pentagon? Where was the drone strike that would have decimated al Qaeda? How is it that the NSA can spy on all law abiding American’s emails, phone calls, tweets, etc. but no one knew about this very public open meeting? UNREAL!!! Instead, Obama goes after a cowboy in an over-reach of force.

As reported at The Politico, Rep. Mike Rogers said Tuesday that Al Qaeda is stronger than ever, and that they are doing all the things necessary to prepare a strike.

“The less pressure you put on them, the more they take that as a victory,” Rogers said. “The more that they believe they can get away with plotting, planning, organizing, as you saw there, finance training, all of the things that they would need to do to strike a Western target, they’re going through that process, including, by the way, bringing very sophisticated people to devise new devices that would try to get around security protocols at airports and other places.”

In a speech to the group, al-Wuhayshi makes it clear that he’s going after the United States, saying “We must eliminate the cross. … The bearer of the cross is America!”

CNN:

A new video shows what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years. And the CIA and the Pentagon either didn’t know about it or couldn’t get a drone there in time to strike.

U.S. officials won’t comment on that, but every frame of the video is now being analyzed by the United States.

In the middle of the clip, the man known as al Qaeda’s crown prince, Nasir al-Wuhayshi, appears brazenly out in the open, greeting followers in Yemen. Al-Wuhayshi, the No. 2 leader of al Qaeda globally and the head of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has said he wants to attack the United States. But in the video, he looks unconcerned that he could be hit by an American drone.

Another Obama lie that got him reelected … al Qaeda is on the path to defeat

Man Dressed in Superman Hoodie … Tori Phillips Rescues Baby from Apartment Fire in East Dallas, TX by Catching Baby

 

Hero of the Week … It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … Tori Phillips.

Tori Phillips, a man who happens to love Superman and was wearing a Superman hoodie, did his best to honor his action superhero the best way he could. A four-alarm apartment fire that destroyed dozens of residences at the Mayan Palms Apartments on the 7500-block of Hunnicut Road in East Dallas, TX. Superman to the rescue. As firefighters battled the fire, Tori Phillips, dressed in a Superman hoodie helped rescue a baby from the fire as the baby was dropped from the building into his arms. Phillips was among many who lost his apartment unit due to the fire, but Superman said he’ll move on from that and the baby he found momentarily in his arms this morning is a way bigger deal to him than the things he lost. KUDOS to Mr. Phillips!

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Amid all the destruction and the dozens of displaced residents, NBC 5 managed to find some good news at the scene. While going around and helping bang on doors to get people up and out, Regina Whitaker witnessed some fellow residents doing more to try to save lives.

“They were taking their hands and breaking the glass and they pulled that fence to help get a disabled man out,” said Whitaker. “We were just trying to get as many people out as we can from here and in the back. There were people with a baby. They had to drop a baby down.”

Tori Phillips, who happens to love Superman and was wearing a Superman hoodie, caught the baby.

“I’d seen they needed help and they were scared to come down with their baby and I was like, ‘I’m right here, I’ll catch ‘em.’ So that’s what I did and then another dude helped get his wife down and then he jumped down and got them to safety,” said Phillips.

Phillips is among those who lost his apartment unit but the good Samaritan said he’ll move on from that. The baby he found momentarily in his arms this morning is a way bigger deal to him than the things he lost.

Posted April 15, 2014 by
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Daily Commentary – Tuesday, April 15, 2014 – Denver Public School System to Hire Previously Undocumented Teachers

 
  • DPS says it’s challenging to find bilingual teachers to serve their Spanish speaking population

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Welcome to Obamaland: Food Stamp Recipients Outnumber Women Who Work Full-Time, Barack Obama … The Food Stamp President

 

Welcome to Barack Obama’s ‘Hope & Change’… welfare instead of jobs.

What happened to the country I grew up in, the Food Stamp edition. Since 1969 there has been a 1,552% increase in food stamp recipients. ARE YOU KIDDING!!! There were only 2,878,000 people on food stamps in 1969 as compared to the current 44,758,000. That is simply astonishing and unsustainable. The number of food stamp recipients has increased so much, that for 2012, the number of people participating in the food stamp program outnumbered the women who worked full-time, year-round in the United States.

Check out in the chart below the vertical red line increase of food stamp recipients since Obama took office in 2009. They don’t call Barack Obama the Food Stamp president for nothing. His moniker has been well earned. Also check out on the same chart the stagnate blue line of woman who work full time under Obama’s administration. This is Obamanomics and the real war on woman. Obama has been nothing more than an EPIC FAILURE!!! America, we better right this ship before it is too late.

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People participating in the food stamp program outnumbered the women who worked full-time, year-round in the United States in 2012, according to data from the Department of Agriculture and the Census Bureau.

In the average month of 2012, according to the Department of Agriculture, there were 46,609,000 people participating in the food stamp program (formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). That contrasts with the 44,059,000 women who worked full-time, year-round in 2012, according to the Census Bureau’s report on Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States.

For each woman who worked full-time, year-round in 2012, there was slightly more than 1 other person collecting food stamps.

In 2013, the average number of people on food stamps increased to 47,636,000. The Census Bureau will not publish its report on Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage for 2013, which includes the data on women working full-time, until September.

The Department of Agriculture’s website lists the annual average number of food stamps participants going back to 1969. That year, there were only 2,878,000 people on food stamps. Since then, food stamps participants have increased by 44,758,000—or about 1,552 percent.

Protein Wisdom opines on some not so good coincidences between the Carter and Obama presidencies. Why exactly did you reelect this disaster?

For those into trivia, those three years (and 2013 is likely to join them as the fourth) took place under the Carter and Obama Administrations.

As did the ruthless arrogance of Muslim extremists and Communist Russians.

Again, probably just a coincidence — and even if it’s not, Obama’s reelection proves that women and minorities love them some other people’s shit, and don’t much care if that turns them, effectively, into slaves of the state.  Because they’ve been empowered by “self-esteem,” which allows them to justify and rationalize away their own near-permanent state of being.

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