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Rio gangs shoot down police chopper, 2 cops dead

October 17th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Rio gangs shoot down police chopper, 2 cops dead

RIO DE JANEIRO – Drug traffickers shot down a police helicopter and killed two officers in a burst of drug-based violence just two weeks after the city won the 2016 Olympic games. Three suspected drug traffickers were also killed.

Bullets flying from the Morro dos Macacos (“Monkey Hill” in Portuguese) slum in northern Rio de Janeiro hit the police helicopter pilot in the leg as he hovered above a clash between rival drug factions, causing him to lose control and crash.

The pilot and another officer managed to flee with burns after the helicopter burst into flames on a football field, but two officers were unable to escape, said a police spokesman who spoke on condition of anonymity because of department policy.

Officials did not know whether the gangs targeted the helicopter or whether it was hit by stray bullets. But the dramatic helicopter downing comes only two weeks after Rio won the 2016 Olympic games despite security concerns that have dogged Brazil’s second-largest city for decades.

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Rio gangs shoot down police chopper, 2 cops dead

There is only one reason this hasn’t happened in Chicago, L.A., Dallas, or any other major metropolitan area, the dumb-assed Mexicans, and other gangs, either haven’t thought of it or just haven’t had the proper opportunity.

This is what Rio De Janeiro is made of! Chicago isn’t that much better, they just haven’t shot down a Police helicopter. Yet.

Me and mine wouldn’t be attending anything in Rio to begin with, no matter if it’s the Olympics, the Rio Carnival, makes no difference. I have seen Rio, back in my younger days, 30 or so years ago, and even then, it was a dangerous place if you ventured out from the normal tourist haunts.

Rio police frequently use helicopters to take on gangs that dominate drug trafficking in the city’s more than 1,000 slums, but were unable to say whether this was the first time one of their helicopters had been shot down by gang members who use illicit military-grade weapons for combat against their rivals and authorities.

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Sunday News Highlights 08-02-09

August 2nd, 2009 . by TexasFred

Sunday News Highlights 08-02-09

Mystery ends: Pilot’s remains found in Iraq desert

WASHINGTON (AP) – The remains of the first American lost in the Gulf War have been found in Iraq, the military said Sunday, a sorrowful resolution of a nearly two-decade old question about the fate of Navy pilot Capt. Michael “Scott” Speicher.

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Mystery ends: Pilot’s remains found in Iraq desert

To the family of Capt. Speicher, I hope this brings you at least some peace of mind. Your son gave his all for this nation, may he rest in peace now!

New HIV strain discovered in woman from Cameroon

WASHINGTON (AP) – A new strain of the virus that causes AIDS has been discovered in a woman from the African nation of Cameroon. It differs from the three known strains of human immunodeficiency virus and appears to be closely related to a form of simian virus recently discovered in wild gorillas, researchers report in Monday’s edition of the journal Nature Medicine.

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New HIV strain discovered in woman from Cameroon

I am having to fight with myself. I have a terribly strong urge to make a really tacky comment about the women of Cameroon doing the wild thing with gorillas. Oops… :?

Raul Castro: Cuba won’t undo communist system

HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro announced Saturday that Cuba will cut spending on education and health care, potentially weakening the building blocks of its communist system in a bid to revive a floundering economy.

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Raul Castro: Cuba won’t undo communist system

Take a look at Cuba. That’s US if this ObamaKare, Cap and Trade and CZAR stuff aren’t stopped, and I mean soon.

Grad Sues College Because She Can’t Find a Job

Trina Thompson gave it the old college try, but couldn’t find work. Now she thinks her sheepskin wasn’t worth her time, and is suing her alma mater for her money back.

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Grad Sues College Because She Can’t Find a Job

I can’t say this in all certainty but somehow, I just have a feeling that Trina Thompson may be leaning a little bit to the left politically. A degree doesn’t guarantee anyone a job, it means you completed the prescribed courses. But, in what I believe to be typical libber fashion, someone must be to blame. Why not the school. Idiot…

Lawmakers urge UK to drop Afghan drugs mission

LONDON (AP) – Britain should abandon its anti-drug role in Afghanistan and focus on securing the country against the Taliban insurgency, a prominent group of U.K. lawmakers said Sunday

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Lawmakers urge UK to drop Afghan drugs mission

That might be a good place to concentrate ALL of our efforts too. It’s not like the War on Drugs has been all that successful in S.E. Asia, Central and South America and so forth. Don’t get me wrong, I am NOT pro drugs, not in ANY way, but if past performance is any indicator, we really need to concentrate on fighting a WAR. Something our leadership of late seems to have forgotten how to do.


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Republicans Claim Top Lawmakers Were in the Loop on Interrogations

April 23rd, 2009 . by TexasFred

Republicans Claim Top Lawmakers Were in the Loop on Interrogations

Republicans, hoping to turn the tables on Democrats who are open to prosecuting Bush-era lawyers for justifying “enhanced” interrogation techniques, are seeking to reveal the names of those lawmakers who were briefed on the tactics as much as seven years ago.

FOX News has learned there were more than 30 meetings and briefings with members of Congress on the subject since 2002.

The first such briefing dealt with the interrogation of Abu Zubaydah, the Al Qaeda operations chief who ran the training camps in Afghanistan where the Sept. 11 hijackers were trained. Sources said California Rep. Nancy Pelosi, now the speaker of the House, attended the meeting with then-Rep. Porter Goss, R-Fla. (who later became CIA director), and she did not raise any objections.

The briefings were given to the chairmen and ranking members of the intelligence committees in the House and Senate until 2006. That could cover Sen. John Rockefeller, W.Va., and Rep. Jane Harman, Calif., both Democrats, as well as Sen. Pat Roberts, Kan., Sen. Lindsey Graham, S.C., Sen. Richard Shelby, Ala., and Rep. Pete Hoekstra, Mich., all Republicans.

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I just love it when a plan of action backfires and blows up in the faces of the Democrats. This enhanced interrogation thing, ie: torture, is doing exactly that. House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, San Fran Nan, as she is so affectionately called, claims she was NOT in the loop. Pelosi says she wasn’t told that any enhanced interrogation tactics were being used, and as I heard from an earlier source, she, Pelosi, didn’t understand the implications of the briefings that she was privvy to.

Pelosi said Thursday that at the briefing she attended, she was not told that waterboarding “or any of these other enhanced interrogation methods” were being used.

Nancy Pelosi is a LIAR! Nancy Pelosi is a Democratic Party HACK and a total hypocrite. The hypocrisy of the Democrats is about to come back to bite them once again! Pelosi, and others in attendance of these security briefings, will now engage in pure semantics in an attempt to cover their own level of involvement, their own level of implied approval to use any tactics necessary to protect this nation and save American lives.

In every day vernacular, this is called duck and cover, in other words, Pelosi and any others in this report, will say and/or do anything they feel necessary to cover their own asses now that Obama has opened the can of worms regarding so-called instances of enemies of this nation being subjected to what the bleeding hearts consider to be torture.

I don’t know if any of you watch Shepard Smith on FOX News, his show comes on at 2:00PM CDT, anyway, yesterday, 04-22, Smith went OFF, I am not exaggerating, he went livid regarding the use of torture, adamantly stating, “The U.S. DOES NOT TORTURE!, MY nation will do NO SUCH THING!!” as he ranted and raved like a lunatic against such practices.

Shepard Smith is a bleeding heart NINNY and his Liberal-like screed got him an email from me informing him that I consider him to be a bleeding heart IDIOT and letting him know, in no uncertain terms, that his views had just lost him and his program at least 1 American viewing household.

These are strange times. Our enemies are now perceived by our president as not being all that bad, just a bit misunderstood, simply needing us to reach out and tenderly begged to be our friends. Those that defend this nation, those that place their lives on the line, and in many cases, make the ultimate sacrifice and GIVE their lives to keep America safe are now somehow looked at as being the *bad guys*, Veterans a Focus of FBI Extremist Probe, the Intel services that are tasked with gaining all information available regarding the actions and possible actions of our enemies are now considered to be heinous purveyors of torture!

Torture conjures up visions of the most, brutal, sadistic and hideous violations of human dignity imaginable. So be it. If these acts of can protect America, the American people, if so much as ONE American life can be saved by the protectors of this nation engaging in what some consider to be torture, I, not being one of the bleeding heart libbers that are rapidly bringing about the demise of this great nation, I have absolutely NO qualms about it being used on those who have SWORN to kill us ALL!

We are in a fight for our very lives and existence! What part of that do the bleeding heart libbers miss?


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