Saturday, January 10, 2015

Former MIT proffesor arrested for two bank robberies

NEW YORK — A former MIT professor reportedly working on an art project now faces felony robbery charges after he filmed himself robbing two banks.
According to the New York Post, Joseph Gibbons, 61, was charged in New York Friday with robbery after allegedly making off with $1,000 from  a Manhattan bank.
Gibbons had also reportedly made off with $3,000 in cash from a bank in Rhode Island.
According to the New York Post, Gibbons entered the Manhattan bank on New Year’s Eve with a camcorder and handed the teller a note demanding a donation for his church.
“He was doing research for a film,” Gibbons’s cell-mate, Kaylan Sherrard, told the Post. “It’s not a crime; it’s artwork… He’s an intellectual.”
Gibbons has reportedly released work in the past which have shown old footage of him shooting heroin and shoplifting books.
The New York post reports Gibbons lives in the Boston area and “has held teaching gigs and artistic fellowships with several esteemed organizations.”
Bail is set at $50,000.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Not the first time terrorists have attacked Charlie Hebdo

In the early hours of November 2, 2011, the newspaper's office in the 20th arrondissement[16] was fire-bombed and its website hacked. The attacks were presumed linked to its decision to rename a special edition "Charia Hebdo", with the Islamic Prophet Mohammed listed as the "editor-in-chief".[17] The cover, featuring a cartoon of Mohammed by Luz (Renald Luzier), had circulated on social media for a couple of days.

Debris outside the paper's offices following the November 2011 attack

Monday, January 5, 2015

Louie Gohmert Announces Challenge To Speaker Boehner [Video]

REP. LOUIE GOHMERT: We've heard from a lot of Republicans that gee, Id rather vote for someone besides Speaker Boehner, but nobody will put their name out in the running, so there's nobody else to vote for, well this changed yesterday, Ted Yoho said I'll be a candidate for Speaker, and I'm putting my name also out there also today to be another candidate for Speaker, all people are welcome, unlike what some of the establishment people are saying that gee, if somebody votes for a candidate besides Boehner on the floor, Pelosi could win, that is hogwash. The rules are you have to get a majority of all those votes cast for an eligible person, which is any adult American citizen. There's no chance of Pelosi winning as long as 59 Republicans don't vote present.

If they vote for a person, whether it is me or Ted Yoho, or anybody else that gets in between now and Tuesday, and we have 29 people willing to vote for somebody besides Speaker Boehner, it may go to a second round or a third. And eventually the goal is second, third, fourth round. We have enough people that say, you know what, it really is time for a change, you deceived us when you went to Obama and Pelosi to get your votes for the CRominbus." You said you're fight amnesty tooth and nail: you did, you funded it.

And then you took the only hostage that Obama would like for us to choose, it was a terrible strategy and it follows a number of years of broken promises, it is time for a change, and a poll came out Friday saying 60% or more of Republicans in the country that voted in the last election, including independents who voted Republican, they wanted change, they want a different Speaker.