Wednesday’s Hero: Senior Airman Kimberly Bickford

Senior Airman Kimberly Bickford
332nd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Senior Airman Kimberly Bickford performs a pre-load check July 28 on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, to ensure the cable that releases the bomb is operational.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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By Indian Chris, Right Wing & Right Minded

Could the Canada Bus Slayer And The Floating, Severed Feet Be Related?

I threw this theory out as an afterthought on my previous post about Vince Weiguang Li, the man who stabbed to death, and then decapitated 22-year-old Tim McClean on a greyhound bus. The thought occurred to me that the two cases might be connected.

It has already been speculated that the severed feet could be the work of a serial murderer:

According to police there were 2,371 people listed as missing in the (BC) province at the end of May, with gang-related crime, drugs and homelessness all contributing to the problem. The exploits of Vancouver area pig farmer and convicted murderer Robert Pickton loom large. Pickton was convicted last year of the murder of six women, and according to the prosecution at his trial confessed to the murder of 43 others.

The suggestion that there may be a criminal element connected with the appearance of so many feet is bolstered by the conclusion of Ebbesmeyer and other oceanographers that the feet have most probably been born down the Fraser River – which flows from the Rocky Mountains before reaching the Pacific Ocean at Vancouver – swelled by the spring snowmelt.

“This is such a highly improbable situation it begs the question of foul play,” said Ebbesmeyer.

The police are refusing to speculate.

Li was armed with a knife, and a pair of scissors. He was cutting off body parts…It may well be that young Tim McClean was not his first victim.

Edmonton, where Li is from, is not terribly far from the Fraser River:

Click on image to enlarge.

UPDATE:

I’m not the only one thinking along these lines:

Sorry for such a morbid post.

UPDATE II:

A reporter from The Winnipeg Free Press interviewed Li’s apartment complex neighbors:

“It seemed like he was keeping real weird hours, sometimes I’d see or hear him coming and going in the middle of the night.”

Hmmmmm.

Canada Bus Slayer Whispers: “Please Kill Me”

Vince Weiguang Li, the man who stabbed to death, and then decapitated 22-year-old Tim McClean on a greyhound bus, made the request when he appeared in court on Tuesday:

Li stared at the floor through much of his brief court appearance.

The 40-year-old responded to questions from Judge Michel Chartier by either nodding or shaking his head.

When Chartier asked him if he wanted to speak to a lawyer, Li shook his head no and then quietly said “please kill me.” Li’s remark was heard by reporters and confirmed by court clerks but was not acknowledged by the judge.

Additional grisly details about the attack:

When police arrived on the scene the bus passengers had fled and were keeping the attacker inside. A standoff ensued.

According to a police report Dalmyn read from in court, the accused carried the victim’s severed head back and forth on the bus “taunting” officers. Armed with a knife and a pair of scissors, he was also observed “cutting body parts from the victim and eating those body parts,” said Dalmyn.

Throughout the ordeal, the only thing police heard from Li was the statement: “I have to stay on the bus forever,” Dalmyn told the court.

After Li’s arrest, officers discovered a plastic bag containing an ear, nose and part of a mouth in the pocket of the accused, she said.

What could have possessed Li to do this? It appears that he had a history of psychiatric problems:

In an interview with police after his arrest, Li declined to speak for the most part, said Dalmyn. On four occasions, however, he did “… in a very low tone of voice indicated that he is guilty.” Police are looking into information that Li may have spent as many as four days in a psychiatric facility prior to the attack, Dalmyn said.

Anybody else wondering if there’s a connection between this butcher, and the feet that keep washing up on Canada’s west coast?

Different theories abound on the floating feet mystery, but this one intrigues me:

According to police there were 2,371 people listed as missing in the (BC) province at the end of May, with gang-related crime, drugs and homelessness all contributing to the problem. The exploits of Vancouver area pig farmer and convicted murderer Robert Pickton loom large. Pickton was convicted last year of the murder of six women, and according to the prosecution at his trial confessed to the murder of 43 others.

The suggestion that there may be a criminal element connected with the appearance of so many feet is bolstered by the conclusion of Ebbesmeyer and other oceanographers that the feet have most probably been born down the Fraser River – which flows from the Rocky Mountains before reaching the Pacific Ocean at Vancouver – swelled by the spring snowmelt.

“This is such a highly improbable situation it begs the question of foul play,” said Ebbesmeyer.

The police are refusing to speculate.

Li was armed with a knife, and a pair of scissors. He was cutting off body parts…..this may not have been his first victim…

Weird: Obama Top 10 List Disappears From Letterman Website

I’m not sure this is even worth mentioning.

I’d think nothing of it…except McCain’s top 10 list from the day before is still there.

If you remember the list was “The 10 Ten Signs Obama is Overconfident About The Presidential Campaign”:

10. Proposed bill to change Oklahoma to “Oklobama”
9. Offered Bush $20 for the “Mission Accomplished” banner
8. Asked guy at Staples, “Which chair will work best in an oval-shaped office?”
7. The affair with Barbara Walters
6. Having head measured for Mount Rushmore
5. Guy sits around eating soup all day
4. He’s voting for Nader
3. Offered McCain a job in gift shop at Obama presidential library
2. Announced his running mate will be Andy Dick
1. Been cruising for chicks with John Edwards

The fact that Letterman had addressed what many perceive as Obama’s ginormous ego indicated that the concept had finally entered into public consciousness. Which doesn’t bode well for Obama.

WND contacted a representative of “The Late Show with David Letterman,” who denied any knowledge of the missing Obama “Top Ten” list.

“I don’t know why it’s gone,” he said. “I have no idea why, to be honest with you.”

The clip of Letterman reading off the list is still available on YouTube where most people would see it, anyway. If the YouTube videos disappear, I’ll be calling shenanigans.

UPDATE:

Aha. Newsbusters has an explanation.