On the heels of Pamela Geller hosting the Mohammed Art Exhibit and Contest, and also the Gardland Police Department themselves hosting a subsequent and somewhat impromptu marksmanship clinic held on the spot, one of the guests of honor at the Texas event is planning on his own “Draw Mohammed” exhibition. As reported by the Breitbart.com news portal on May 7, 2015, Dutch Member of Parliament and anti-Sharia activist Geert Wilders (pronounced: Heert Veelders) plans on taking the cartoon renderings of the founder of Islam on the road in his native Holland.
Like all conspiracy theories, there is a grain of truth found in the bucketful of paranoia that usually appeals to the intellectually-challenged and gullible.
Case in point: More than a few of the so-called “9/11 Truthers” have giddily used as supposed evidence that the 9/11 terrorist attacks were a so-called “inside job” is the fact that a B-25 Mitchell bomber once accidentally flew into the Empire State Building.
Without fail, the Truthers leave it at that, but they do often feed into their insinuation that if a BOMBER!! didn’t bring down the Empire State Building, how could a mere, puny commercial passenger plane cause the collapse of the World Trade Center?
The grain of truth is that yes, a bomber did hit the Empire State Building during World War II.
But what the Truthers fail to mention is that a B-25 was arguably just a fighter/attack aircraft on steroids. It doesn’t really matter if you agree with my comparison or not, one thing few will argue is that the B-25 is a pip-squeek when compared to the giant that is a Boeing 767, which are the same type aircraft that hit the WTC on 9/11.
Here’s the full story — On a foggy summer morning in 1945, a B-25 flying out of Bedford Army Air Field, Massachusetts was headed to the Newark Airport. It found itself off-course, resulting in hitting the famous skyscraper.
Ticking along rather slowly (compared to today’s standards) and with her fuel tanks nearly empty, the plane was flying at an estimated 230 miles-an-hour when it hammered into the north side of the ESB between the 78th and 80th floors. While the accident actually caused little damage, sadly, 13 deaths resulted.
But as seen in the photos, just because the Mitchell was technically classified as a bomber certainly doesn’t mean it’s a behemoth like the B-52 Stratofortress or even the much older B-29 Superfortress.
Amazingly, Truthers consider what happened in 1945 to be on par with a Boeing 767 with almost full fuel tanks (23,000 gallons of aviation fuel) flying at 600 miles-an-hour slamming into a much different type of constructed World Trade Center (steel cage ribbing and a lot of glass).
Built as solid as a mountain, the Empire State Building was constructed of 200,000 cubic feet of Indiana limestone and granite, 10 million bricks and 730 tons of aluminum and stainless steel.
The WTC? Not so much. As Lewis Mumford, author of The City in History and other works on urban planning, criticized the WTC project in the Mar. 22, 1967 edition of The New York Times, complaining that the flimsy new skyscrapers were little more than very large “glass-and-metal filing cabinets.”
As Paul Harvey use to finish his radio reports, “And now you know… the rest of the story.”
If you live in a country where professional athletes are ordered to surrender their blood, but an ex-Secretary of State boldly refuses to surrender 60,000 government documents… you might be an American.
If you live in a country where Chaplains in the Armed Forces are ordered to never utter the name of Jesus Christ, but an Army Major slaughters 14 innocent people while screaming “Allahu Akbar!”… you might be an American.
In what may be a thinly veiled message to the ISIS terror network that they aren’t easily cowed, the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria has declared the 21 murdered Christians to officially be added to the Church calender as both saints and martyrs. Deemed “The 21 Coptic New Martyrs of Libya,” the Coptic Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and Apostolic See of St. Mark very well may may have signaled to the Cairo government that the 60 million Copts world-wide are solidly behind President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s fight against Islamic Jihadism.
As reported by the CyberCast News Service (CNSNews.com) on Nov. 27, 2014, Barack Obama managed to insert references to himself into a speech delivered in Chicago a dizzying 91 times. For word catchers everywhere, the totality of Obama utilizing the first person singular, to include the pronouns “I” and “me” and the adjective “my” a hefty 91 times, even with any and all quotes from both a Windy City bar owner as well as from a letter from a citizen from Georgia disregarded from the count.
The world of academia and lawmaking have certainly come up with some rather unique ways for women to with the crime of rape, ranging from vomiting on the attacker to telling the rapist it’s that particular time of the month. However, a small college in upstate New Jersey is advising women in the Freshman class to practice “articulating” particular faces, as reported by the collegiate-oriented Campus Reform news portal on Nov. 17, 2014.
In what could be a ground breaking court ruling that may pave the way for easing laws against pedophilia, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is taking heat for arguing, and winning, in a civil court that a minor could legally consent to to sexual intercourse with an adult. As reported by the Associated Press news service via Fox News, on Nov. 14, 2014, and also by Southern California Public Radio via affiliate station 89.3 KPCC on Nov. 13, 2014, a 28-year-old LAUSD teacher was found guilty of engaging in sexual relations with a minor. But in civil court, the minor’s sexual history was introduced as evidence of her ability to legally give consent to her own molestation.
A noticeably gaunt Barack Obama arrived in Beijing, and within hours of arrival, Chinese social media was hammering the American Chief Executive for what they deemed his insulting conduct to both his hosts and the Chinese people overall. As reported by USA Today on Nov. 10, 2014, Obama’s six year battle with his addiction to nicotine as well as Obama’s speaking ill of Chinese limousines prompted harsh words from both everyday Chinese as well as Beijing’s hoity-toity on the Chinese version of Twitter.
In what very well could be a case of limousine liberalism run amok, a pro-feminism t-shirt that all of Britain’s trendiest left-of-center fashionistas are sporting turns out it would take the workers who manufacture the very same haute couture would have to work a week and a half to earn enough needed to buy just one of the fruits of their labor. As reported by America’s Breitbart.com news portal and also Great Britain’s BBC, both on Nov.2, 2014, the same must have shirt that members of Britain’s Labour Party have been hammering the Tory Prime Minister for refusing to wear what turns out to be manufactured in a Third World sweatshop on the African island nation of Mauritius, roughly 500 miles east of Madagascar.
In a convoluted tale of a federal government that appears to ignores its own immigration laws, a twice deported illegal alien with multiple identities, and one citizen who refused to surrender, California’s capital city is looking more like the Wild Wild West, and less like the seat of government. As reported by the Breitbart.com news portal and also the Associated Press news agency via CBS News Sacramento, both on Oct. 26, 2014, two Sacramento, California sheriff’s deputies are dead, another wounded, while another civilian was shot twice for refusing to surrender his car during a brazen daytime carjacking.
The South Central Asian nation of Pakistan may be a bit schizophrenic when it comes to active homosexuals, executing those drug before their increasingly Islamic-based court system, but leading the globe in gay Google searches, as reported by the New York Post.