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Air Asia Airbus Plane With 162 Passengers on Board Goes Missing Over Pacific


Air Asia Airbus A320


ABC News reported:
An AirAsia Airbus A320-200 has gone missing on a flight from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore, shortly after the pilots requested to change the flightplan because of weather, the airline said today.

The plane, flight QZ8501, which reportedly had 162 people on board, lost contact at 7:24 a.m. local time near Belitung Island, Indonesia, according to a statement from AirAsia. It was scheduled to land in Singapore at 8:30 a.m. local time.

The aircraft was on the submitted flight plan but was requesting deviation due to enroute weather before communication with the aircraft was lost while it was still under the control of the Indonesian Air Traffic Control, AirAsia said.

The Indonesia air transportation director said the plane requested to increase altitude to 38,000 feet from 32,000 feet to "avoid clouds."

**UPDATE**
Plane wreckage found---


 

Judge Jeanine Opening Statement: Christians Under Attack in the Middle East - This Genocide of Christians is the Agenda of Muslim Jihadists

"Christians are vanishing before our very eyes in the cradle of Christianity"

Strong opener from Judge Jeanine on the persecution and slaughter of Christians in the Middle East by jihadists

Watch-




 

Indiana Man Found Dead in His Living Room, Killed By His 85-Pound Pit Bull (Video)



Wife comes home after visiting family at Christmas to find the dog 'Fat Boy' with blood on his mouth, husband dead in living room.

wgntv

PORTAGE, Indiana — A man was mauled to death by his own dog on Christmas Day.

According to WGN, Eddie Cahill, 40, was in his home with his two dogs, Fat Boy and Keylo, Thursday. When his wife, who was away visiting family, arrived home at about 5 p.m., she found Eddie dead in their living room. He had several dog bites, and Fat Boy had blood on his mouth.

Animal control officers who responded to the scene had to use a taser to get the dog under control. The family requested the dog be euthanized.

Eddie’s family said they never had problems with Fat Boy before. However, a police report states she told officers the dog had been violent and unpredictable in the past.


Here is the video--
Incredibly, the wife being interviewed here doesn't want people to think ill of pit bulls even though one of these detestable animals just killed her husband

"I don't want people to think bad of pit bulls. It was a freak accident"


 

PHOTO: Hundreds of Police Officers Turn Their Backs on Mayor De Blasio at Funeral For Slain Officer Ramos

Powerful AP photo---

Police officers turn their backs as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the funeral of New York city police officer Rafael Ramos in the Glendale section of Queens, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)



ABC News

Hundreds of police officers turned their backs on a screen showing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as he spoke at the funeral of one of two officers killed last week in what has been called an "assassination."

The funeral at the Christ Tabernacle Church, in the Glendale neighborhood of Queens, was broadcast to thousands of police who gathered outside.

The killing of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu came amid heightened tensions between the police and the mayor over what some police saw as a lack of support for the force.

The atmosphere was mostly respectful, but there were scattered signs of protest even before the police officers action when the mayor spoke.


Watch- Officers in front of the large screen of De Blasio have backs turned



 

Obama: Afghanistan ‘Is Not Going To Be A Source Of Terrorist Attacks Again’


Really? And how in the world would Obama know that?


KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — President Barack Obama marked the end of more than a decade of combat in Afghanistan by paying tribute to America’s military, telling troops on Christmas Day that their sacrifices have allowed for a more peaceful, prosperous world to emerge out of the ashes of 9/11.

At an oceanfront Marine Corps base in Hawaii, Obama told troops that while tough challenges remain for the U.S. military in hotspots like Iraq and West Africa, the world as a whole is better off because American troops put country first and served with distinction. He said Americans and their president could not be more thankful.

“Because of the extraordinary service of the men and women in the American armed forces, Afghanistan has a chance to rebuild its own country,” Obama said to applause from Marines and their families. “We are safer. It’s not going to be a source of terrorist attacks again.”


Special Report panel: "Foolish"....

"I'm certain that at the White House, when he said that,  his advisers all cringed because it's a very foolish thing to say"

Watch--



 

PHOTO & VIDEO: Anti De Blasio Banner Flies Over NYC


Awesome. 

This banner flew over the Hudson River for everybody to see--

It was the work of about 200 current and former NYPD officers of various ranks.


The bad blood between NYPD cops and Mayor de Blasio became an air war Friday.

A plane trailing a banner reading "DE BLASIO, OUR BACKS HAVE TURNED TO YOU" flew over the Hudson River in a show of disdain for the mayor after two officers were executed in their squad car in Brooklyn last Saturday.

Ashley Chalmers, head of Jersey Shore Aerial Advertising, told the Daily News the people who paid for the message "want to remain anonymous."

But former cop John Cardillo blogged that a "large and unified group of current and retired NYC police officers, detectives, & supervisors" asked him to post a lengthy statement about the plane once it was in sight over the city shortly before 9 a.m.

"We are outraged by the mayor's incendiary rhetoric, and for facilitating the current hostile climate towards the NYPD. We understand that the department and even our own unions can only go so far in their public condemnation of the mayor as to not irreparably damage the working relationship with the city, or future contract negotiations," the statement read. (NYDN)



Here is video-
Plane is almost directly over the person recording-



 

ISIS Appointed Governor of Mosul Killed in U.S. Airstrike


Hassan Saeed Al-Jabouri is the second ISIS-appointed governor to be killed in the extremist stronghold in December

Video--



CNN Reported:
The latest ISIS-appointed governor of Mosul was killed in coalition airstrikes on Thursday, according to Iraqi police.

Hassan Hassan Saeed Al-Jabouri, also known as Abu Taluut, was killed 18 miles south of Mosul in the village of Qayyara, according to Maj. Gen. Watheq Al-Hamdani, a senior regional Iraqi police commander who is leading the government's efforts to retake Mosul from ISIS.

Jabouri is the second ISIS-appointed governor of Mosul killed by airstrikes and had been in office for less than 25 days.

Earlier this month, U.S. airstrikes killed one of his predecessors, Radwan Taleb Al-Hamdouni, according to U.S. security officials.

Mosul is a key stronghold for ISIS fighters and was taken from Iraqi forces earlier this year. The Pentagon said that it has a strategy to retake the city beginning in January.

Meanwhile, more than 100 people were injured or killed in six airstrikes by Syrian forces on the ISIS held city of al-Bab and the town of Qbasin in the northeast of Aleppo, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights



 

Protesters in Oakland Celebrate Christmas By Smashing Store Windows, Setting Fire to Dumpsters






 KGO Reported:  "Almost every window smashed"
OAKLAND-- A protest march targeting police shootings was held in downtown Oakland Thursday night.

The "No Time Off" march started at around 5 p.m. at 14th Street and Broadway drawing a crowd of a few dozen people. They began to move just after 6 p.m. and walked down the middle of the street, inconveniencing a few cars and AC transit buses.

Oakland police kept their distance as the Christmas night protesters circled the downtown area, but officers soon found themselves responding to reports of vandalism.

Almost every window at the BevMo and Subway sandwich shop on Embarcadero West were smashed. Lights and ornaments were torn off the Christmas tree at Jack London Square. A dumpster was set on fire at Broadway and Fourth Street. A person with his face covered was spotted tagging the window of a restaurant







 

Turkish Teen Arrested, Could Face 4 Years In Prison For Insulting President Erdogan


16-year-old criticized corruption in the Erdogan government


ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish media reports say a teenager was taken away from his school and detained by police for allegedly insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Hurriyet newspaper says the 16-year-old high-school student, identified only by his initials M.E.A., was arrested Wednesday in the central city of Konya for making a speech at a student protest a day earlier.

The boy reportedly said Erdogan was regarded as the "thieving owner of the illegal palace" in reference to a government corruption scandal as well as a controversial 1,150-room new palace Erdogan inaugurated in October.

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu defended the arrest Thursday saying: "the presidential office needs to be shown respect."

The boy could face up to four years in prison if convicted of insulting the president




 

Former President George H.W. Bush to Stay in Hospital a 3rd Night


Bush spends another night at Houston Methodist


dallasnews

Despite having “another terrific day,” former President George H.W. Bush will spend a third night in a Texas hospital, his office announced on Christmas.

Bush, 90, is the nation’s oldest former president. His office said Tuesday night that he was taken to Houston Methodist Hospital “as a precaution” after experiencing shortness of breath.

The 41st president “is in great spirits” and wishes everyone a merry Christmas, his office said in a statement Thursday. He received visits from his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, and from his son and daughter-in-law Neil and Maria Bush, it said.

This isn’t the first time Bush has been hospitalized over Christmas. In November 2012, he went to Houston Methodist with a persistent cough. He developed a fever and stayed nearly two months.

Family spokesman Jim McGrath said Thursday that the 90-year-old Bush remained at Houston Methodist Hospital. McGrath said Bush is "still doing well," but did not offer details.



 

49% Think U.S. Should Lift Cuba Embargo


Obama last week made a decision to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba, but the Cuban embargo can only be lifted by Congress.

That is not going to happen.


rasmussenreports

Following President Obama's announcement last week of a plan to “normalize” relations with Cuba, voters more than ever think the United States should lift the economic embargo it imposed on the Communist country 54 years ago.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters think the United States should lift the embargo that was put in place during the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations.

Twenty-eight percent (28%) disagree, but 23% are not sure. In the past, voters were much more divided over lifting the embargo.