Daily Commentary – Monday, January 19, 2015 – Yet Another Attack on Canadian Police, This Time in Alberta

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Two RCMP Officers Shot this Morning in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada (Update: Officers ID’d as Constables Derek Walter Bond & David Matthew Wynn)(Suspect Shawn Rehn Dead)(Update: Charged with over 100 Offences Dating Back to 1994)

TWO CANADIAN POLICE OFFICERS SHOT IN ST. ALBERT, ALBERTA … 

Two police officers have been shot in the early morning hours of Saturday at the Apex Casino during an investigation of a stolen vehicle in St. Albert, Alberta. Police are looking for a suspect, described as a white man between 25 and 35 years old, last seen wearing a two-toned blue jacket and jeans. The two officers were shot sometime between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. Saturday morning. Both officers are being treated in the hospital, one is in a “grave condition,” while the other is in a “serious condition.” The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. The RMCP is asking  public is asked to avoid the area southeast of the Sturgeon Valley Golf Course.

Two uniformed members of the RCMP were injured during an investigation in the early morning hours of Saturday, January 17, 2015. The members were shot during their interaction with a civilian in southeast St. Albert.

The officers, who have endured significant injuries, were struck by gunfire and are now being treated in hospital. The names of the officers will not be released at this time. We are unable to give any further detail at this point as the shootings remain the subject of an active investigation.

The suspect fled the scene. Police efforts to locate him are ongoing. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. The public is asked to avoid the area southeast of the Sturgeon Valley Golf Course. The public should not approach the suspect and should call 911 if they believe they have information pertaining to this event.

 

Police Press Conference: 2 RCMP Shot Critically near Edmonton, Alberta – Canada

 

UPDATE I: RCMP release IDs of 2 officers shot in St. Albert, Alta.

The two RCMP officers seriously injured in a shooting inside a casino outside of Edmonton have been identified as Aux. Const. Derek Walter Bond, 49, and Const. David Matthew Wynn, 42.

The officers were shot around 3 a.m. MT Saturday while confronting a suspect about a stolen vehicle found near the casino in St. Albert, Alta. The shooter, who fled the scene, was found dead later Saturday.

Bond is listed in serious but stable condition. Wynn, a six-year veteran of the force, is in “very grave” condition, said RCMP Assistant Commissioner Marlin Degrand.

“Is his survival at stake? Absolutely,” Degrand said. “[He is] certainly in a life-threatening state right now.”

UPDATE II: Suspect who shot 2 Canadian police found dead.

The search for a suspect accused of opening fire on two Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers has ended.

Police said they have located the suspect dead, and there is no longer any threat to the public.

Suspect in shooting of two Canadian police found dead.

The suspect in the shootings of two Canadian police officers in an Alberta casino on Saturday was found dead after being tracked to an unoccupied home, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.

The RCMP said the suspect’s body was found when they entered the residence in a rural area east of St. Albert, Alberta. The police did not disclose the cause of death but said they did not speak with the suspect or fire their weapons during their efforts to arrest him there.

UPDATE III: CTV News has learned the suspect in the RCMP shootings is Shawn Rehn.

Shawn Rehn

Suspect – Shawn Rehn

UPDATE IV: Suspect Shawn Rehn had lengthy criminal record.

The man police say shot two RCMP officers outside Edmonton on the weekend was charged with over 100 offences dating back to 1994, CBC News has learned.

Rehn’s criminal history dates back to at least 1994, according to court documents.

Many of the charges include confrontations with police officers. He was last charged with evading police, dangerous arrest and failure to stop a vehicle in October 2014. Before that, he was set to appear in court twice in November for a number of charges, including resisting a police officer and using an imitation firearm.

RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson described Rehn’s criminal history as a ‘labyrinth’ of charges and questioned why he was not in custody at the time of the shooting.

CNN Poll: Majority of Americans Back the Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline as Barack Obama Vows to Veto It if Passed

Shocker, Barack Obama once against doing something against the will of the American people … 

A recent CNN poll shows that a majority of Americans are in favor of the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. A resounding 57% are in favor of building the 1,179 mile Canada to Texas pipeline, while only 28% oppose. Of course you already know what side of the fence Barack Obama takes on this matter. Obama continues to pander to the environmental wackos and facing no more elections, once again goes against the will of the American people.  No matter how many jobs, permanent ones, part time or otherwise are created by this oil pipeline project, the fact of the matter is that jobs will be created. This is a bad thing how? But Obama will tell you he wants to create jobs for the American people. Really? Even though Americans are overwhelmingly in favor of the building of the Keystone XL pipeline, the House has passed the construction of it, Obama has vowed to veto the bill. Yeah, he really cares about putting people to work.

Read CNN Poll here.

Poll Question: Based on what you have read or heard, do you favor or oppose building the Keystone XL pipeline?

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A majority of Americans favor the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline — a result that could give Republicans a boost as they move toward a showdown with President Barack Obama over the project — a CNN/ORC poll has found.

The 1,179-mile Canada-to-Texas pipeline is backed by 57% of the 1,011 Americans surveyed on Dec. 18-21. Just 28% oppose it, while 15% say they are unsure.

The controversial project has become the subject of a battle between liberal environmentalists who argue it would contribute to global warming and conservatives who say it would create jobs and help the United States break away from Middle Eastern oil.

President Barack Obama has threatened to veto a measure that the Senate is set to vote on as soon as next week, which would end the State Department’s six-year-old review of the project and authorize its construction immediately. Obama has said he objects to the decision-making process being removed from the executive branch.

Not only do 57% back the construction of the pipeline, in the same CNN poll, as reported at The Daily Caller, “a majority of those polled, at 57 percent, say global warming will not pose a serious threat to their way of life,” and that only 43 percent “expect global warming to threaten them.”

50 World Leaders at Paris Anti-Terror, Day of Unity Rally, But No President Barack Obama, VP Joe Biden or Sec. of State John Kerry

MILLIONS GATHER AGAINST TERRORISM: Noticeable absent from the worlds show of unity against radical Muslim terrorism was President Barack Hussein Obama …

Nearly four million turned out across France today for unity rallies and nearly one million in Paris, the largest number of people turned out in Paris  France since the liberation of Paris from Nazi, Germany during World War II.  The more than 50 world leaders showed at the Paris march for the “Day of Unity” that included those from Germany, Italy, Poland, Israel, the UK, Ireland, Mali, the UN Secretary General, the US Secretary of State and the Palestinian President. The world leaders and millions of people paid their honor and respects to the 17 individuals who were killed by radical-Muslim terrorist in the last few days at Charlie Hebdo and a Paris kosher deli. Yesterday, the France’s Prime Minister declared war with radical Islam.

Vive la liberté!!!

Crowds streaming in for Charlie Hebdo Unity March in Paris

Paris March: Millions Attend ‘Cry for Freedom’ Rally for Unity

What a show of disrespect that the Obama administration pretty much sent no one to this important show of world solidarity against radical Islam and terror. No Obama, no Biden, no Kerry. But they did send U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to Paris to attend a meeting on fighting terrorism, but did not participate in the “Unity” march. How special.

Here is a list of the world leaders attending today’s Paris rally:

EUROPE:
French President Francois Hollande
German Chancellor Angela Merkel
British Prime Minister David Cameron
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis
European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker
European Parliament president Martin Schulz
European Union president Donald Tusk
Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg
Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz
Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny
Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho
Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka
Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico
Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban
Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic
Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel
Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat
Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven
Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko
Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga
Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu
Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibachvili
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov
Austrian foreign minister Sebastian Kurz

NORTH AMERICA:
US attorney general Eric Holder (* did not participate in the march)
Canadian public safety minister Steven Blaney

MIDDLE EAST:
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman
Jordanian King Abdullah II and Queen Rania
Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas
United Arab Emirates foreign minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan
Qatari Sheikh Mohamed Ben Hamad Ben Khalifa Al Thani
Bahrain foreign minister Sheikh Khaled ben Ahmed Al Khalifa and Prince Abdullah Ben Hamad al-Khalifa

AFRICA:
Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
Gabonese President Ali Bongo
Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou
Benin President Thomas Boni Yayi
Tunisian Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa
Algerian foreign minister Ramtane Lamamra

Daily Commentary – Friday, December 26, 2014 – Today is Boxing Day in Canada!

  • December 26th is Boxing Day in Canada. A day to reflect on the year and look forward to the New Year!

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Daily Commentary – Friday, November 28, 2014 – Canadian Celebrity Radio Host Arrested on Multiple Sexual Assault Charges

  • Radio host Jian Ghomeshi, arrested on 4 counts of sexual assault and one count of “overcome resistance — choking.” He is now out on bail and will plead not guilty.

Daily Commentary – Friday, November 28, 2014 Download

Democrat Senate Votes Down XL Keystone Pipeline And Thousands of American Jobs … Sen. Landrieu (D-LA) “Fail Mary” Falls Incomplete

FAIL MARY …

The Harry Reid, Democrat lead Senate has shot down the vote for the passage of Bill (S.2280 ), a bill to approve the XL Keystone pipeline, 59-41. All the begging to save her Louisiana Senate seat was for naught as Se. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) failed in her efforts to get the Democrat support for the passage of the bill. It fell one vote short.  All of the 41  “nay”votes against passage were Democrats or so-called Independents who caucus with Democrats. This was a political vote in a cynical attempt to help Landrieu, where Democrats had no intention of having this bill pass. The bill had been blocked by Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for coming up for a vote for years.

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday narrowly failed to pass a bill that would have approved construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, rejecting a measure the House of Representatives approved last week.

The vote count was 59-41 in favor, but 60 “ayes” would have been needed to assure passage. Fourteen Democrats voted for the bill, joining all 45 Republicans who voted to support the pipeline.

Look for the GOP to bring this bill up again in the new year when they have control of the Senate following the 2014 midterm shellacking. Republicans are not done yet with this, but Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu is. It hardly makes her look influential as she could not get her party to pass the legislation.  This all but seals her fate in her upcoming Louisiana Senate runoff election against Bill Cassidy. Her poll numbers were already bad, now this is a green light for voters to elect a Republican to get this passed in the newly elected US. Senate. Republican leadership have guaranteeing her opponent, Rep. Bill Cassidy, a seat on the energy committee. The House GOP also had him sponsor their own Keystone authorization bill, which was easily approved Friday on a 252-161 vote.

CNN:

The Senate blocked a measure Tuesday that would have authorized construction of the Keystone XL pipeline as Democrats chose their pro-environment base over an old friend — embattled Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu.

The vote could just be a speedbump for the Keystone project, with Republicans ready to try again — with much better odds of success — once they take control of the Senate in January.

“This will be an early item on the agenda in the next Congress,” incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, said after Tuesday night’s vote.

Daily Commentary – Monday, November 10, 2014 – Tomorrow is Rememberance Day in Canada

  • To honor members of the armed forces in Canada, I leave you with this.

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Canada Stops Issuing Visas to Residents of Western African Countries Like Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia with Widespread Ebola

AT LEAST SOME ONE IN NORTH AMERICA CARES ABOUT KEEPING THEIR CITIZENS SAFE FROM EBOLA, EH…

Effective immediately, Canada has stopped issuing travel visas to individuals who are residents of Western African countries where Ebola is widespread. Canada has closed its doors to residents of countries like Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia that are ramped with Ebola. In a news release issued some hours later, the government said it was taking “new precautionary measures to protect the health and safety of Canadians.” Unlike in America where we have a government who would behind the scenes plan to bring Ebola to the United States to treat and in turn put 300 million citizens at risk, Canada has instead chose to protect their land and citizens  … God keep our land, glorious and free. O Canada, we stand on guard for thee!

KUDOS to Canada as they did what was in the best interest of Canada, not what was politically correct.

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

Canada is following in Australia’s footsteps and has closed its doors, effectively immediately, to people from the West African countries battling Ebola.

In a move that puts Canada at odds with the World Health Organization, the federal government said Friday it is suspending the issuance of visas for residents and nationals of countries with “widespread and persistent-intense transmission” of Ebola virus disease. As well, work on permanent residence applications for people from the affected countries is also being suspended.

The stress on countries with widespread transmission provides an out for the United States, which currently still has at least one active Ebola case within its borders. At present only three countries meet the definition of widespread and persistent Ebola transmission: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

The change was announced Friday in the Canada Gazette. In a news release issued some hours later, the government said it was taking “new precautionary measures to protect the health and safety of Canadians.”

The government said the move does not affect Canadians in West Africa; Canadian health-care workers helping in the effort to contain Ebola will be permitted back into Canada, the release said. As well, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander retains the discretion to grant entry on a case-by-case basis in exceptional circumstances “where travel is essential and in Canada’s interest.”

“The precautionary measures announced today build on actions we have taken to protect the health and safety of Canadians here at home,” the news release quoted Alexander as saying.

UPDATE I: Doctors Without Borders, reports that Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone is ‘catastrophic’ and under-reported.

 Ebola has wiped out whole villages in Sierra Leone and may have caused many more deaths than the nearly 5,000 official global toll, a senior coordinator of the medical aid group MSF said Friday.

Rony Zachariah of Doctors Without Borders, known by its French initials MSF, said after visiting Sierra Leone that the Ebola figures were “under-reported”, in an interview with AFP on the sidelines of a medical conference in Barcelona.

“The situation is catastrophic. There are several villages and communities that have been basically wiped out. In one of the villages I went to, there were 40 inhabitants and 39 died,” he said.

The World Health Organization (WHO) published revised figures on Friday showing 4,951 people have died of Ebola and there was a total of 13,567 reported cases.

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MSNBC’s Al Sharpton on Ottawa, Quebec Terrorist Shooting: “What’s The Latest In Iowa?” … Good Grief, Hey Al, Take Off, Eh!

Broadcast journalism at it;s finest … and MSNBC wonders why their TV ratings are in the crapper.

Stuck on Stupid … Watch below, as Al Sharpton completely embarrasses himself Wednesday night during reporting on the Ottawa, Canada terrorist shooting where he throws to the reporter on the ground … “What is the latest in Iowa?”  Seriously Al, really? As Bob and Doug McKenzie would say, “Don’t listen to him, he’s a hoser”.  Hmm, who knew that Iowa was the capital of Canada. Hey Al just, “Take off, eh!”.

The race-baiting MSNBC host, whose inflammatory rhetoric is matched by his ignorance of the world outside New York City and Washington, D.C., threw off CBC reporter Chloe Fedio Wednesday night during an interview on Sharpton’s “Politics Nation.”

“What’s the latest tonight in Iowa?” Sharpton asked, apparently unaware Fedio was actually in the Canadian capital of Ottawa.

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