created 12/15/2014 - 17:06, updated 12/15/2014 - 18:00 by Chris Mangrum
CBS: The suspect, who first took the cafe during Monday morning rush hour, was identified by police as local Muslim cleric Man Haron Monis, who had taken to calling himself "Sheikh Haron." Officials said he died after being shot during the raid.
There were two other fatalities confirmed by officials, although their identities and their cause of death have not been revealed.
Heavily armored police units have stormed Lindt Café in Sydney after a day-long hostage standoff. Gun fire and stun grenades were heard at the scene. At least five hostages were seen fleeing from the building just before the police operation kicked off. Witnesses have reported the sound of automatic gunfire at the scene, with police deploying flash bangs before storming the premises. Paramedics wearing bulletproof vests were seen entering Lindt Cafe, where over 40 people were taken hostage on Monday.
created 12/10/2014 - 17:23, updated 12/10/2014 - 18:00 by Chris Mangrum
Is the California drought worse than it has to be? via Moonbattery:
Enjoying the drought, Californians? If so, be sure to show your gratitude by continuing to support Democrats. Dianne Feinstein temporarily went wobbly on imposing the worst effects of the drought, but hardcore moonbats like Obama and Barbara Boxer have her back in line:
On Monday House Republicans debated a bill crafted in part by Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein and supported by Rep. Jim Costa that would provide a short-term salve to Californians south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The White House has threatened to veto the bill, which will be voted on Tuesday.
Ms. Feinstein disowned her ideas after environmental groups and Sen. Barbara Boxer expressed outrage at negotiating with Republicans.
No moderation is allowed in today’s Democrat Party. Only pedal to the metal leftism is permitted, no matter how disastrous the consequences for constituents.
According to a study in an American Geophysical Union journal, California is in the throes of the most severe drought in 12 centuries. Portable showers and jugs of water have been delivered to communities in the parched Central Valley, where more than 400,000 acres of farmland this year were left fallow.