Michael Zehaf-Bibeau ID’d as Suspected Gunman in Ottawa Shooting Rampage

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Michael Zehaf-Bibeau ID’d as Suspected Gunman in Ottawa Shooting Rampage (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau has been identified as the suspected Ottawa gunman. He was killed in the rampage, sources tell CNN. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was identified as the soldier killed at the National War Memorial.

The Globe & Mail reports Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was designated a “high risk traveler.” CBS News reports he has a criminal record in Quebec dating back 10 years. Canadian police have not confirmed his name as the suspect.

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was born in Quebec as Michael Joseph Hall. He was raised in Laval, located north of Montreal.

Zehaf-Bibeau has had several run-ins with the law. He was charged in February 2004 for possession of marijuana and PCP. He served one day in prison for the marijuana possession and 60 days for the PCP possession after pleading guilty in December 2004. Zehaf-Bibeau spent one day in jail in March 2004 for a parole violation and was convicted of marijuana possession in 2009, Global News reports.

He was charged with bank robbery in 2011 in Vancouver, but spent only one day in prison after pleading guilty to the lesser offense of uttering threats. He was credited with 66 days in pre-trial custody.

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau had been designated a “high risk traveler” and his passport had been seized, the Globe and Mail reports.

Cpl. Nathan Cirillo ID’d as Soldier Killed in Ottawa War Memorial Shooting

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Cpl. Nathan Cirillo ID’d as Soldier Killed in Ottawa War Memorial Shooting (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was identified by his aunt as soldier shot, killed in Ottawa today, the Globe & Mail reports. He was a member of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders regiment. His aunt told the Globe & Mail he was training to join the Canada Border Services Agency.  A suspect was also killed in the shooting.

Reuters is naming Michael Zehaf-Bibeau as a possible suspect in the shooting.

Canadian police are investigating a man named as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau as a possible suspect in the shootings around parliament, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Two U.S. officials said that U.S. agencies have been advised that the shooter was a Canadian convert to Islam. One of the officials said that the man was from Quebec.

Canadian Parliament Under Lockdown After Shooting at War Memorial

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Canadian Parliament Under Lockdown After Shooting at War Memorial

#ottnews: The Canadian Parliament in Ottawa is under lockdown after gunman opened fire, shooting one person at the National War Memorial and then entering the building. Shots were heard inside the Parliament.

CBC reporter Jason Ho reports that a soldier was shot, but police haven’t confirmed his identity so far.

Police are reportedly searching through the buildings and have placed the area on lockdown, Laura Stone with the Global News reports.

Witnesses at the scene say the suspected gunman pulled up in a car in front of the War Memorial just before 10 a.m., got out with a rifle and started firing at soldiers on guard.  One soldier was hit. He was reportedly shot multiple times in the abdomen and was transported to a local hospital.

Footage from the Globe & Mail about the Ottawa shooting:

DHS: Travelers from Ebola Hot Zones Must be Screened at 1 of 5 Airports

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DHS: Travelers from Ebola Hot Zones Must be Screened at 1 of 5 Airports

The Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson issued a statement detailing travel restrictions for passengers coming from Ebola hot zones in West Africa. Travelers must transit through New York City’s JFK, Newark, Washington’s Dulles, Chicago or Atlanta, according to DHS

The statement reads, “Today, I am announcing that all passengers arriving in the United States whose travel originates in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea will be required to fly into one of the five airports that have the enhanced screening and additional resources in place.”

Johnson said,”We are working closely with the airlines to implement these restrictions with minimal travel disruption.” “If not already handled by the airlines, the few impacted travelers should contact the airlines for rebooking, as needed.” The restrictions will go into effect on Thursday.

MO Gov. Jay Nixon to Form Ferguson Commission as Michael Brown Shooting Protests Continue

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MO Gov. Jay Nixon to Form Ferguson Commission as Michael Brown Shooting Protests Continue

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) to form the Ferguson commission as protests over Michael Brown’s death continues with calls for Officer Darren Wilson’s arrest. This comes as details concerning Wilson’s testimony before the grand jury were leaked to the NY Times. The reports state that Brown’s blood was found inside Wilson’s squad car and on his uniform.

Nixon on the Ferguson unrest:  “Our streets can not be battlefields.” He also said, “For too many, the claim of inalienable rights … rings hollow.”

UGA Cancels Liberian Journalist Wade Williams Appearance Over Ebola Fears

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UGA Cancels Liberian Journalist Wade Williams Appearance Over Ebola Fears

The University of Georgia has cancelled an appearance by Liberian journalist Wade C. L. Williams over Ebola fears, after several people, including some parents expressed concern. Williams was invited to speak on Oct. 22 for the McGill Lecture.

All was set for the trip as the college had already purchased a round trip plane ticket and made hotel reservations for the journalist’s visit when it was forced to cancel last minute to time because of fear she could get sick while visiting the US thereby exposing students to the deadly Ebola virus.

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“I received a call from Georgia just days before my trip. A woman with a pleasant voice delicately told me that parents were panicking and the general public was against my coming to the university,” stated Williams in a blog post published days after the university reached the decision.

Miss Williams said her feeling about the University’s decision to cancel her invitation to speak on Ebola at the University is mixed with disappointment and empathy. A lot of great people from Grady College helped me plan this trip and it took days of their effort, but what could they do when the University’s administration was pushing them to cancel?” She asked.

Continued Miss Williams: “Despite my disappointment, I’m not angry with the University of Georgia. They felt they could not wear the barrage of criticism that would be directed at them if they allowed a Liberian journalist who covers Ebola on their campus and on a U.S.soil.” She partly blamed the level of misinformation in the U.S. press that led to the University administration being paranoid andcanceling what could have been a very educative lecture. Source: FrontPageAfrica

UGA’s action comes after Syracuse University rescinded an invitation to Washington Post photojournalist Michel du Cille to participate in a journalism workshop because he had been in Liberia over three weeks ago. du Cille issued a scathing rebuke of Syracuse’s actions:

“It’s a disappointment to me,” du Cille said. “I’m pissed off and embarrassed and completely weirded out that a journalism institution that should be seeking out facts and details is basically pandering to hysteria.”

FREAK-OUT: John Boehner Wants Temporary Travel Ban to US From Ebola Hot Zones

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John Boehner Wants Temporary Travel Ban to US From Ebola Hot Zones (Map Credit: WHO)

FREAK-OUT:  House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has issued a statement saying President Obama should consider a temporary travel ban to the US from countries afflicted with the deadly Ebola virus. Um, if we instituted a travel ban, couldn’t these people still make it to the U.S. by way of another country?

“Our hearts go out to the health care workers who have contracted the Ebola virus here in the United States, as well as those who have been impacted by it around the globe.  We pray for their speedy recovery, and we pray for those who are helping to treat and care for these individuals, including our medical experts and military personnel who are in West Africa to help stem this deadly disease.  Concerns about the possibility of an outbreak of this sort prompted the House to provide more funding for the CDC than requested, and the tragic developments seen in recent weeks demonstrate that decision was a prudent one.

“In a September 16 speech in Atlanta, President Obama said the ‘chances of an Ebola outbreak here in the United States are extremely low.’  Since that time, several Americans have been diagnosed with the virus and untold more potentially exposed to it.  Today we learned that one individual who has contracted the virus flew to Ohio through the Cleveland airport in the last few days.  A temporary ban on travel to the United States from countries afflicted with the virus is something that the president should absolutely consider along with any other appropriate actions as doubts about the security of our air travel systems grow.

“It is also imperative we ensure that federal, state and local agencies, along with our public health infrastructure, are prepared, remain vigilant, and follow proper protocols to identify the virus and take appropriate measures for those who have been exposed to it.

“Numerous committees – including the House Armed Services Committee and the Committees on Appropriations, Homeland Security, Energy & Commerce, and Transportation & Infrastructure – are actively assessing the administration’s response, and hearings have already begun.  The Homeland Security Committee held a hearing in Dallas to examine the federal, state, and local response thus far.  Tomorrow, the Energy & Commerce Committee will hear from the CDC and NIH to look into their response to the crisis.  These oversight efforts will continue, and the House stands ready to act if it becomes clear legislation is needed to ensure the threat is countered aggressively and effectively.

“The administration must be able to assure Americans that we will stop the spread here at home.  We will continue to press the administration for better information about what steps will be taken to protect the American people, including our troops, from this deadly virus.  And we will work with the administration on appropriate policy options that will help stop the spread of this horrific disease both here in the United States and around the globe.”

Amber Vinson ID’d as Second Nurse to Contract Ebola Virus in US

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Amber Vinson ID’d as Second Nurse to Contract Ebola Virus in US (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Daily Mail:  “Amber Vinson, 26, who is originally from Ohio, was identified by her stepfather as the second nurse to contract Ebola in Dallas while caring for ‘patient zero’ Thomas Duncan. The nurse’s grandmother, Martha Schuler, added that family members had made a mercy dash from their home in Ohio to be with her. Miss Vinson, a registered nurse, was one of 76 medical staff who cared for Mr Duncan in Dallas, the first person to die from the virus on U.S. soil.”

Nina Pham was the first person to contract the Ebola virus in the U.S. She also cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, at the Dallas hospital.

Amber Vinson reportedly flew from Cleveland to Dallas on Frontier Airlines the day before presenting symptoms, according to CDC, Frontier – @NBCNews
Washington Post:  The CDC is tracking down all 132 passengers on the airplane that Ebola-infected health care worker took on Monday.

Second Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola Virus

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Second Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola Virus

A second health care worker who cared for patient zero, Thomas Eric Duncan, tests positive for the Ebola virus. The Daily Mail identified her as Amber Jay Vinson, 26. Here’s more from the Texas Department of State Health Services:

A second health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States has tested positive for the disease.

The health care worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated at the hospital.

Health officials have interviewed the latest patient to quickly identify any contacts or potential exposures, and those people will be monitored. The type of monitoring depends on the nature of their interactions and the potential they were exposed to the virus.

The Texas Department of State Health Services also continues to monitor people who came into contact with the first two Ebola patients diagnosed in the state. The first was a man who had recently arrived in the U.S. from Liberia, where there is an ongoing Ebola outbreak. The second was another health care worker who provided care for the initial patient while he was in the hospital.

Nina Pham was the first person who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan to contract the deadly disease. She received a blood transfusion for Dr. Kent Brantly and is said to be in good spirits.

Larry Klayman: Obama Must Be “Taken Alive” for Unleashing Ebola on White People

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Larry Klayman: Obama Must Be “Taken Alive” for Unleashing Ebola on White People (Photo Credit: FreedomWatch.org)

Larry Klayman is accusing President Obama of unleashing the deadly Ebola virus on white people. There are no words for this lunacy, but no-one should be surprised at this right wing freakout:

Conservative legal activist Larry Klayman has filed a lawsuit against President Obama for “providing material support and aid to international terrorism and facilitating terrorism” by not implementing a travel ban on people from countries facing an Ebola outbreak.

Health experts have advised against enacting a travel ban, explaining that such a move might actually increase the risk of an outbreak, but Klayman has his own idea as to why the Obama administration hasn’t enacted a ban: anti-white racism.

Klayman writes in his weekly column that “Obama has favored his African brothers over the rest of us by allowing them free entry into this country” and “relegating whites and others who are not black or Muslim to the back of the bus has become an invidious form of reverse discrimination. This was not right when blacks were subjected to this treatment, and it is not right now – particularly given its deadly implications.”

“I do not advocate violence, and I want Obama to be taken alive to be deported and pay for his inadequacies under the rule of law,” Klayman writes. “But he must be forced from office as soon as possible, before all is lost.” Source: Right Wing Watch

I’m pretty sure Rush Limbaugh is giving his two cents too, but why bother commenting on what the nutjobs are saying? It defies logic.