Federal officials say they've arrested a Kansas man who allegedly wanted to set off a suicide bomb at the Wichita airport.
Officials were to announce details of the case at a news conference at 2 p.m. ET in Wichita.
In advance of the news conference, an official familiar with the case told NBC News that the suspect was "an older white man," who became radicalized after reading extremist Islamic material on the web.
The official said FBI had the suspect under constant surveillance and that undercover operatives, posing as like-minded individuals, had met with the suspect frequently.
The airport where the man allegedly attempted to carry out the attack is the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, a commercial airport about 7 miles west of downtown Wichita and the largest and busiest airport in Kansas.
Update: Apparently the feds had been tracking him and the bomb was inert, according to report at Weasel Zippers.
Federal officials say they've arrested a Kansas man who allegedly wanted to set off a suicide bomb at the Wichita airport.
"I never anticipated that I would have to battle my own government to secure his freedom!"
In a tone of despair and frustration, Naghmeh Abedini, publicly proclaimed her outrage during her testimony at the congressional hearings concerning the fate of her husband Saeed who has spent the last 444 days of his life in an Iranian prison.
Naghmeh feels betrayed by her own government! Just recently when Secretary of State John Kerry met with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif in Geneva for the nuclear talks, the opportunity for a good faith initiative between the United States and Iran was right there at the table, but....nothing happened!
FBI and Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School officials aren’t saying why the FBI converged on the Baton Rouge school’s campus Wednesday evening, carting off boxes.
But the school has ties to a controversial education movement inspired by a Turkish Muslim scholar, Fethullah Gulen. And other schools connected with that movement have reportedly been investigated by the FBI.
Funding Terrorists: In April, the U.S. doubled its aid to Syria's anti-government rebels. Now we've cut it off because we may very well have been funding al-Qaida. It's yet another administration foreign policy debacle.
Do you think maybe, just maybe, there might be a connection between the astonishingly swift rise of the Islamic Front, formed last month and uniting the tens of thousands of members of several jihadist groups committed to establishing Sharia law in Syria, and President Obama three months ago reneging on his promise that the U.S would take military action if the Assad government used chemical weapons?
HALIFAX – A group of Canadian homosexuals have announced their plans to open a “unity” mosque in Halifax city in the eastern Canadian province of Nova Scotia, where gays, transgender and women Imams would worship openly.
Oh yea, that'll go over well.
David Cameron at the Tetley Tea factory in Darlington
The Prime Minister underlined his opposition to the bid by a group of convicts and insisted the final decision must lie with Parliament, not in Europe.
Parliament is currently considering proposals on lifting the ban on prisoner voting in elections.
In 2005 the ECHR effectively ruled the blanket ban on voting breached European human rights law.
Quizzed by workers about the issue during a tour of the Tetley tea factory in Stockton-on-Tees, he said: "If Parliament decides that prisoners should not get the vote then I think they damn well shouldn't."
He added: "It should be a national decision taken in our Parliament."
Tough talk. Now deliver.
Gunmen attacked two separate polio teams in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing one polio worker and two police guards.
The first incident took place in Swabi in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province where unknown motorcyclists shot down two policemen on their way to provide security cover to a polio team, local police said.
According to police, the two police officials were on their way to perform security duties when unknown gunmen opened fire on them on Topi Road in Swabi. Subsequently, one police official was killed on the spot while the other, sustaining severe injuries, succumbed to his wounds at the hospital.
Hours later, a gunman killed a polio worker on his way home after vaccinating children in Jamrud district of Khyber tribal region located on the outskirts of Peshawar.
Government administrator Iqbal Khan said the slain worker was targeted for participating in the government-run anti-polio campaign in the tribal area.
That's what WND and a few others are reporting, anyhow...
“Chanting, ‘Get your rosaries out of our ovaries,’ a mob of pro-abortion feminists – many of whom were topless with Nazi swastikas on their chests and foreheads – attacked and sexually molested a group of Roman Catholic men who were praying as they stood outside a cathedral in Argentina to protect it from threats of vandalism.”
WND managing editor David Kupelian called the siege a “display of demonic fury.”
Indeed, it’s hard to watch the footage without discerning the palpably dark spirit that possesses many of the estimated 17,000 lesbian, pro-abortion and feminist assailants (but I repeat myself)...
The mainstream story of Mandela that has been foisted on us by Washington downwards over the past week is built on a fallacy: that Mandela liberated South Africa; that he was, in the words of one observer, ‘the man who brought down Apartheid’; that he was a Jesus-like figure whose ‘colossal moral strength’ transformed South Africa from a racist hellhole into a new nation with ‘majority black rule’. By this religious-style reading, Mandela, simply by conjuring up his inner moral resources, remade an entire nation and boosted the fortunes of its sad, benighted inhabitants.
This is almost the precise opposite of the truth. The supposedly pitiful black masses of South Africa weren’t liberated by a godly Mandela; they liberated themselves, very often through being either implicitly or explicitly defiant of Mandela and his moderate ANC.
Last month, Justice Todd Ducharme of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice acted as the judge in a mock trial called The Trial of David Suzuki.
Justice Ducharme’s high profile participation in this intensely political media stunt seems to be a breach of several guidelines in the Ethical Principles for Judges document published by the Canadian Judicial Council. (...)
The independence of the judiciary must be upheld. The dignity of the office must be defended and preserved.
We oppose Justice Ducharme’s violation of the neutrality and independence of the courts for the sake of a partisan campaign, no matter the political or ideological agenda.
We have filed a complaint to the Judicial Conduct Committee of the Canadian Judicial Council in order to respectfully request an evaluation of Justice Ducharme’s conduct.
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A benefits cheat, who claims she did not know her husband owned a £400,000-a-year restaurant, or that her parents owned the property she was claiming housing benefits for, was dragged screaming to jail.
Johura Begum, 32, spent £130 a time at the hairdressers despite wearing a burka and splashed out on designer clothes and handbags, while claiming a car accident had made her unfit to work.
We are used to hearing Muslim fundamentalists voice support for jihad and terrorism, but when a prominent Arab Christian publicly comes out in favor of jihad, it is surreal — especially at a time when Christians are being persecuted and slaughtered in a number of Arab countries.
The move, which the Premier acknowledged is a risky one, would allow her to solve one of the province’s largest and most persistent problems, as well as form the basis for a strong legacy.
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New concept of "gender plowing"
GENDER. Is it a good idea to first shovel "female" areas such as bus stops and preschools before the 'male' roads leading to them? Yes, think traffic committee vice chairman in Stockholm, Daniel Helldén (MP), designed to set the gender power structure in Stockholm traffic on end. The equality of snow removal has already been introduced in Karlskoga Municipality and now proposes Helldén to Stockholm to follow suit.
I mean, sure, first hand, easy peasy. But then there's the second hand, and now what, smart guy?
But of course there is no end to Islamic ingenuity.
BRUSSELS, December 12, 2013 - In 50-17 vote today, the Belgian Senate approved a bill that would allow euthanasia for children. The bill now goes to the House of Representatives for final approval before being sent to the King to be signed into law. Most political observers are predicting the passage of the bill.
A solitary puffin lives life on the edge as it stares out at a coastal landscape from its cliff top perch. Christian Schweiger, 42, was just a few feet away as he photographed the moment on the volcanic peninsula of Dyrholaey, in southern Iceland. He said: The puffins were busy taking their prey into the nest holes in the turf on the upper edge of the cliffs.
Bangladesh executed an opposition politician found guilty of committing war crimes during the country's 1971 independence struggle, potentially deepening a political crisis that threatens to upend democracy in this young South Asian state.
Abdul Quader Molla, a senior official of Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami, was hanged at 10:01 p.m. Thursday in Dhaka Central Jail, authorities said, hours after a five-judge panel of Bangladesh's Supreme Court rejected his request for a judicial review of the death sentence against him.
A special war crimes tribunal earlier this year convicted Molla, 65 years old, on murder and rape charges in proceedings that human-rights groups and the United Nations have said were flawed.
Jamaat-i-Islami, which opposed the separation of what was then East Pakistan from West Pakistan, said earlier that “Bangladesh will burn” should Molla be executed.
Jamaat and its supporters have already caused considerable damage since the trials started at the start of the year. They have burnt buses, cars and trucks--sometimes with people in them, blockaded roads and derailed trains in an endless series of strikes.
Jamaat opposed the separation because Islam and the unified Ummah is all that matters. I am not in a position to judge the trials but there is no question is was a very bloody war, with Jamaat and its supporters assisting the Pakistani armed forces in killing hundreds of thousands of civilians.
Intellectual seculars were especially targeted, as were Hindus, most of whom fled to India.
Classic jihad, is what is was.
I knew nothing about Miley Cyrus before she twerked her way into my consciousness the day after her duet with Robin Thicke on the MTV Video Music Awards.
Frankly, I haven’t been able to tell any male or female performers under age 30 apart for at least ten years now.
Yesterday, we read that the EU has been paying the salaries of Palestinian Authority officials in the Gaza strip
who do not actually work.
The story was widely reported and brought the following letter to the editor of The Financial Times, from an EU official:
Sir, While I appreciate the welcome coverage given to the vital work being done by the EU in Palestine, your report “Brussels criticised for paying Gaza civil servants who no longer work” (December 11) is misleading. Indeed, it would have been useful to remind your readers that the existence of the Palestinian Authority, and its ability to provide basic services to its citizens, is a precondition for a “two-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This has been the cornerstone of EU policy on the conflict, fully supported by all member states. In this context, the European Commission and the member states have considered it vital that the Palestinian Authority is able to support its workers in the West Bank and in Gaza as a key element of a future Palestinian state.
Due to the current unstable political situation between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas (which the EU considers a terrorist organisation), the EU made a political decision to continue to support the Palestinian Authority in paying salaries to its staff in the Gaza Strip. After all, why should the EU punish those of the PA civil servants who are being prevented from working?
I would like to underline the fact that the Court of Auditors’ report found that the EU has succeeded in implementing our support to Palestine in spite of difficult circumstances, and that there is no evidence of corruption or mismanagement in any of our work in the region.
As usual, the commission will take into account the recommendations of the court; in fact, many of the recommendations of the report are already being implemented, and we have started a dialogue with the Palestinian Authority on the issue of workers in the Gaza Strip.
Let me conclude by stressing that the EU commitment to the two-state solution and a stable Middle East requires that we support an effective Palestinian Authority. It is not EU policy to allow Hamas to further increase its control over the Gaza Strip and make it a hotbed of instability and insecurity.
Stefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy
Nice work if you can get it.
Those 72 Virgins will be wanting presents.
A man accused of masquerading as a sign-language interpreter during Nelson Mandela’s memorial service, after he stood beside President Obama and other global dignitaries and gesticulated in gibberish, told interviewers on Thursday that he was a violence-prone schizophrenic and had seen angels descending in the stadium where the event was held.
The assertions by the man, Thamsanqa Jantjie, 34, whom sign language experts have labeled an impostor, added one more bizarre turn to a story that has raised questions about the security at the memorial ceremony and spread a pall of distraction and embarrassment over one of South Africa’s most solemn moments.
With Mr. Mandela lying in state here for a second day as thousands waited in line to pay their final respects, the government found itself unable to explain Mr. Jantjie’s selection for the job, admitted it had paid a bargain rate for his services and asserted that the company that supplied him had “vanished into thin air.”
Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, the deputy minister for women, children and people with disabilities, told reporters that Mr. Jantjie’s first language was Xhosa, among the most widespread among South Africa’s 11 official tongues.
“He could speak sign language with his peers, but he is not a professional sign language interpreter,” she said. “The English was a bit too much for him.”
More details at The DM.
Too much attention to non-Muslim Mandela: Turkey hosts “silent chair” demonstration for “Muslim worlds’ slain”
The International Rabia Platform has launched the “Silent Chair” demonstration in Ankara in remembrance of all Muslims killed in Egypt, Syria, Myanmar, Iraq, Kashmir and East Turkistan [i.e., Xanjiang province in China].
The demonstrators have placed 4,100 chairs at the entrance of a metro station in the Turkish capital. Sheets representing “the slain”, are attached to the chairs.
The co-ordinator of the Rabia Platform, Cihangir Isbilir, has said that the world is interested in Mandela death but no one is showing interest in the message of justice he preached in his life.
The International R4BIA platform was established on September 16 in Istanbul.
From The World Bulletin (Turkey).
A young Danish Palestinian rapper and poet, whose debut collection criticising the Danish Muslim immigrant community provoked death threats and a physical assault, appeared in court this week to see his attacker sentenced to five months in prison.
But 18-year-old Yahya Hassan still faces a charge of racism in a second case brought in the same week by a local politician, who claimed that non-Muslims who spoke and wrote as he did would be open to prosecution.
Hassan burst onto the scene with an interview in Politiken newspaper in October entitled "I F***ing Hate My Parents' Generation".
A local NGO has revealed the results of a long-running research investigation into how men justified domestic violence, based on interviews conducted with over 20,000 female victims of abuse, between 1995 and 2013.
According the report quoted by daily Taraf, victims said that reasons ranged from them wanting to have an abortion to the defeat of the football team supported by the husband.
The report also cited “going outside without asking permission,” “calling the national domestic violence hotline,” “asking to continue their studies,” “refusing to give the salary to the husband” and “the meal not being prepared at fast-breaking time during Ramadan” as other frequent reasons used by men to justify violence against their wives.
Violent acts towards women included beating, strangling, burning with boiled water, burning with cigarettes, cutting with blades or wounding with knives. Psychological violence, including insults, threats and blackmail, was also frequently used.
Kim Philby, the British turncoat who spied for the Soviet Union, described Kermit Roosevelt as "a courteous, soft-spoken Easterner with impeccable social connections, well-educated rather than intellectual, pleasant and unassuming as host and guest." Theodore Roosevelt's grandson, Philby thought, was "the last person that you would expect to be up to the neck in dirty tricks."
The Middle East in the 1950s offered surprising opportunities for such men. Kim was, for instance, the motive force behind the 1951 founding of the American Friends of the Middle East. Seemingly a private outfit dedicated to citizen diplomacy, it was actually a CIA front that sought to weaken support for the Jewish state in the U.S. You read that right: The CIA created an early counterbalance to the pro-Israel lobby, promoting an anti-Zionist reading of the region until 1967, when the radical magazine Ramparts exposed agency funding to domestic organizations.
"How can we justify wishing someone a happy Diwali, Vaisakhi, Eid or Chinese New Year while avoiding the words ‘merry Christmas'?" Grewal asked rhetorically.
Toronto Star city hall reporter Daniel Dale has taken the first step toward suing Mayor Rob Ford over comments he made in a televised interview with Conrad Black. Dale claims the mayor implied he was a pedophile.
Dale's lawyers visited the mayor's office Thursday afternoon to serve libel notice, a necessary step in filing a defamation lawsuit.
Dale said Vision TV, the network that aired the interview, has also been served with the same notice.
Saeed Abedini is an Iranian-American Christian convert who, after changing his religion to Christianity in 2000, left Iran for the US. He has traveled to Iran many times since his conversion, lastly in July 2012 “to visit his family and continue his work to build an orphanage,” according to his wife.
The cellmates of imprisoned Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini have repeatedly threatened him with knives while in Rajaee Shahr Prison, his wife Naghmeh Abedini told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. During his last visitation with his family, he told them the threats come mostly from prisoners on death row.
“Saeed told his father that his cellmates threaten him at knifepoint to hand over whatever he buys at the prison store. He said that he wakes up many times during the night to find other prisoners hovering over him, intending to take his wallet. Saeed lives in fear and stress day and night, especially as he has witnessed several times that in the fights that break out, other prisoners stabbed each other with knives and the prison guards did not interfere,” said his wife.
PYONGYANG, North Korea -- North Korea on Friday announced the execution of Kim Jong Un's uncle, calling the leader's former mentor a traitor and "worse than a dog."
The announcement came only days after Pyongyang announced through state media that Jang Song Thaek -- long considered the country's No. 2 power -- had been removed from all his posts because of allegations of corruption, drug use, gambling, womanizing and leading a "dissolute and depraved life."
In Klong Prem high-security prison in Bangkok, inmates box outsiders for money, shorter sentences, and the greater glory of Thailand.
Check out the official Fightland site for more:http://www.Fightland.com
There is an ongoing ruthless de-Christianisation of British society by the elitists advocating multiculturalism and hell-bent on destroying their own culture, identity and heritage, while desperately not wanting to ‘offend’ anybody else’s feelings or beliefs. However this aggressive ‘secularism’ is not just an attack on Christianity, but an assault on the Judeo-Christian values that makes our society what it is.
Multiculturalists have been stripping the nation of a spiritual soul and suppressing Christianity, the religion of the majority. This leaves a vacuum that actively encourages other religions to flourish, which would be fine in and of itself, but the predator of Islam needs no invitation to mount an attack. The only followers of a non-Christian faith intent on eliminating Christmas in their adopted country are Muslims.
(CNN) -- Attorneys for Texas teen Ethan Couch claimed that his "affluenza" meant he was blameless for driving drunk and causing a crash that left four people dead in June.
Simply put, Couch, 16, claims that his condition stemmed from having wealthy, privileged parents who never set limits for him. Judge Jean Boyd sentenced him Tuesday to 10 years of probation but no jail time, saying she would work to find him a long-term treatment facility.
A vicar has been forced to apologise after he told children at a primary school that Father Christmas doesn't exist and instead told them the gruesome tale of St Nicholas.
Rev Simon Tatton-Brown, 65, questioned the existence of Santa in a special Christmas assembly and then went on to add that the kindly character was in fact based on a gory legend about the saint, who brought three murdered children back to life.
The Church of England vicar told shocked children at Charter Primary in Chippenham, Wiltshire, how the children were killed by an evil butcher and placed in a barrel to be pickled and sold as ham.
Parents complained when their children - aged between five and 11 - came home shell-shocked and the vicar of St Andrew's Church in Chippenham, has now apologised.
The blunder came as the reverend - who is due to retire at the end of the year after 13 Christmases at his church - delivered his annual festive address to the local school last Wednesday.
Due to a technical issue he had to abandon his prepared talk and had to 'ad lib' without notes.
Attackers hurled a grenade Thursday at British tourists in Kenya but it failed to explode, police said, in a rare attack specifically targeting foreign visitors who are key to the economy.
The tourists came under attack while travelling by road from the Indian Ocean coastal resort of Diani to Kenya's main port of Mombasa, a mainly Muslim region whose white-sand beaches are popular with tourist but which is also troubled by extremist groups and religious tensions.
The attack comes as Kenya celebrates its 50 years of independence from former colonial rulers Britain. Since Kenya invaded southern Somalia in October 2011 to help oust Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents, it has seen a wave of grenade attacks.
However, such grenades attacks have in the past rarely targeted tourists.
Home grown groups including the Islamist Al-Hijra group, a radical organisation formerly known as the Muslim Youth Center, operate on Kenya's coast and have been linked to the Shebab.
Indonesia's president has ordered police to step up security around churches over the Christmas holidays following reports of possible attacks.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono did not name the groups, but it was a clear reference to Islamic extremists. Though major terror groups have largely been crushed following a series of deadly attacks in the early 2000s, small Muslim extremist cells still operate.
The warning comes amid growing concerns of a rise in religious intolerance in the world's largest Muslim population, with the government criticized for not doing enough to protect religious minorities, including Christians, from hardline Islamic groups.
Ontario drivers should be pumped for more cash to pay for transit infrastructure, a panel advising Premier Kathleen Wynne has recommended.
There are two options, both involving increased gasoline taxes and an increase in corporates income taxes.
"It's a sin tax for drivers," PC MPP Doug Holyday said, blasting the idea of a large increase in gas taxes.
For anyone with the collective modern attention span of 90 seconds, it was the OPP that was responsible for policing the 2006 occupation and presiding over the disgrace that ensued in that small town.
Canada Post has suspended its sale of permanent stamps, in advance of hiking the cost to send letter mail.
As of March 31 a single stamp will cost one dollar, up from 63¢. If purchased as a pack, stamps will cost 85¢ each.
As part of its action plan to overhaul the Crown corporation, Canada Post says effective immediately, "the sale of new permanent or 'P' stamps will be suspended until the transition is successfully completed."
Canada Post introduced non-denominated — or permanent — stamps in 2006, boasting they would "retain its value forever."
People who have already purchased permanent stamps can still use them without topping up with additional postage, said Canada Post.
9/11 Link To Saudi Arabia Is Topic Of 28 Redacted Pages In Government Report; Congressmen Push For Release
Since terrorists attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, victims’ loved ones, injured survivors, and members of the media have all tried without much success to discover the true nature of the relationship between the 19 hijackers – 15 of them Saudi nationals – and the Saudi Arabian government. Many news organizations reported that some of the terrorists were linked to the Saudi royals and that they even may have received financial support from them as well as from several mysterious, moneyed Saudi men living in San Diego.
Saudi Arabia has repeatedly denied any connection, and neither President George W. Bush nor President Obama has been forthcoming on this issue.
International news organizations called on Syrian rebel leaders on Wednesday to stop armed groups kidnapping journalists, saying dozens of abductions were preventing full media coverage of the civil war.
In a letter to the opposition leadership, 13 major news organizations including Reuters said they estimated that more than 30 journalists were being held in Syria.
"As a result of these kidnappings, a growing number of news organizations no longer feel that it is safe for their reporters and photographers to enter Syria and many have decided to limit their coverage of the war," they added.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant will be right on it. Or so they seem to think.
We must face up to it. The Western democracies have a great and serious problem which appears only to be growing: the general public are developing views highly questionable to those in positions of power. Larger and larger swaths of people, when asked their opinion of certain matters, keep coming back with the wrong opinion. Whether it is opposition to the EU in Europe, or to Obamacare in the U.S., or to a hopeless deal with Iran to keep it from producing nuclear weapons, something, surely, must be done about this!
Take the latest example, a different matter that came to light with a school in Dundee, Scotland. The institution was recently forced to call in a crack-squad of head-scarf wearing Muslim women to help correct what the school felt was a "racist" view of Islam held by some of their students.
On the Today programme this morning Justin Webb covered the decision by Universities UK to allow fundamentalist speakers to segregate women from men at public meetings.
With a characteristic disdain for accepted standards of behaviour, Universities UK refused to go on air and answer his questions. Webb had to ‘put the other side of the story’ himself. He told a Palestinian woman demonstrating outside Universities UK headquarters in central London, [1hr 36mins in] ‘What Universities UK say is, if non segregated seating is also provided, it could be all right.’
A campaign that sought to have abortion declared a “human right”, and make sex education mandatory for children as young as three was narrowly defeated in a vote of with 334 votes to 327 at the European Parliament yesterday.
Israel has no reason to withdraw from Judea and Samaria. Absorbing the areas into sovereign Israel will not endanger the country demographically.
"It is hard to believe that at one time nearly the whole of the Middle East and much of north Africa were predominantly Christian. Think of the great Christian cities such as Alexandria, Damascus, Edessa, Constantinople and Carthage. Monasticism, the great civilising force, in both east and west, took its rise to the dusty end of the Mediterranean and some of the church’s greatest theologians came from there."
Schoolgirl Signs Christmas Songs For Deaf Parents
The US government’s monopoly education system is a travesty mostly because taxpayers spend record amounts of money and we get very poor results.
But I’m also irked at the way government schools engage in absurd displays of political correctness, particularly when it comes to make-believe weapons.
Ford lied? Yes he did, about personal issues.
The Liberals wasted over a billion dollars of our money for purely partisan political reasons when they cancelled the gas-fired power plants in Oakville and Mississauga.
They only admitted to the real cost as the truth was slowly pried out of them (like Ford) and attempted to cover their trail by deleting e-mails.
Premier Kathleen Wynne seemed put out answering questions at the legislative inquiry into the mess last week, saying it’s all behind us now and she is moving on. (How Fordian of her!)
Imagine the freedom, as one former Hydro One worker described, of being on a permanent working vacation up in Muskoka earlier this year with very little emphasis on the work and heavy emphasis on the pay.
Now for the joke of the day... Kathleen Wynne vows to change culture of entitlement at OPG
Well that's a new one.
Kirk Rockwell is a rebel with a Claus.
The longtime Coast Mountain bus driver, who has dressed up as Santa Claus for 15 years, defied a supervisor's order Wednesday and went to work driving the No. 27 Kootenay Loop/Joyce Station bus in his redand-white costume.