Thursday, July 1, 2010
Pentagon recommends Medal of Honor for a living soldier.Always good for some votes Mr President?
World's largest skimmer arrives in Gulf as Alex disrupts oil cleanup.The vessel will need a contract with BP before it begins working. If the federal on scene coordinator determines the A Whale would be useful, contract negotiations will begin, subject to the coordinator's approval of funding, according to the Coast Guard.
Combating Intolerance and Discrimination Against Muslims.Hannah Rosenthal.Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. But I am not here today to name and shame. Rather, I would like to talk about how the United States has changed its entire framework for engagement with Muslim communities, and for the need to move beyond mere tolerance to partnerships based on mutual respect.
Officers stripped of stop and search terror powers over fears of angering Muslims.Are they the police or the state jesters?Churchill must be rolling over in his grave.
Muslim pupils taken out of music lessons 'because Islam forbids playing an instrument'. 'For goodwill I allow that parent to withdraw their child from all music but I am in fact denying the child the opportunity that the other children in the class have.' There's a lot of "Verboten"in Islam.
HT : New Zeal.Video : Obama 1995 praising his “wonderful” and “best of the black church” pastor Jeremiah Wright…
Warships from three Russian fleets ply the Sea of Japan.In all, the exercise is to involve about 20,000 military personnel, 70 fixed-wing aircraft, 2,500 pieces of weaponry, military and specialized equipment, as well as over 30 warships. The Vostok-2010 strategic exercise is to end on July 8.
HT : Infidel bloggers. 'Make a bomb in the kitchen of your Mom': Al Qaeda launches its first online magazine in English.Yeah lots of mutual respect here?
1.3 million unemployed won't get benefits restored.And hundreds of thousands more will lose their benefits in the coming weeks.
BP spill hits a somber record as Gulf's biggest,based on the highest of the federal government's estimates, an ominous record that underscores the oil giant's dire need to halt the gusher.
In Reporting on Oil Spill, Limits Persist on Media Access in the Gulf.NewsHour colleagues -- correspondent Spencer Michaels and Producer Joanne Elgart Jennings -- warned us of the wild goose chase they were sent on two weeks ago while they were in Venice trying to find out what goes on there.We found we weren't the only ones. Fox News' Dr. Manny Alvarez was also denied access to the unit.
Morning Bell: Obama’s Oil Spill!Wake up Mr President and smell the coffee or in your case smell the oil!
HT : Israel Matzav .Obama’s 10 Commandments.American president’s worldview premised on questionable assertions.
Obama: Our first female president.If Bill Clinton was our first black president, as Toni Morrison once proclaimed, then Barack Obama may be our first woman president.
Former Oil Worker Says Cleanup Just For Show.Warren says she believes money is being wasted on the crews and says "At some point the real clean-up will have to begin, but I'm afraid the money will be gone."
Oil Messed Up.Anger grows along the Gulf Coast at the Obama administration’s pathetic response to the largest oil spill in U.S. history.
Researchers find evidence of oil spill in Gulf's food chain.Oil droplets have been found beneath the shells of tiny post-larval blue crabs drifting into Mississippi coastal marshes from offshore waters.
BP Spill Plan Prepared for Hurricane? Nope.According to Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), the chair of the House energy and environment subcommittee, that BP's shoddy (and silly) response plan for a Gulf oil spill does not once mention "hurricane" or "tropical storm." That is, it contains no provisions for handling a spill before, during, or after a major storm.
HT : Always on watch . Obama, Saudi king pray for the media.Perhaps it's time the media once covered Al-taqiyya.
Ground Zero Mosque: A Muslim View: Stop This Imam Now.When questioned, Abdul Rauf continued: "Current governments are unjust and do not follow Islamic laws."
The president is set to give a big speech on immigration Thursday, even though the bill promised during his campaign is nowhere to be seen. Bryan Curtis on the sudden mobilization.
CBO tells Obama deficit panel that forecast remains bleak.The CBO said the national debt would soar to 87 percent of gross domestic product by 2020, exceed its historical peak of 109 percent by 2025 and hit 185 percent by 2035.
HT :Jewel -The Testy Infidel . The Blasphemous Book of Jau Jau.A must read!
'Help us save our mother': Pleas from the children of 'adulterous' Iranian woman who faces death by stoning.Islam a religion of compassion?
Iran Arms Syria With Radar.System Could Help Tehran Dodge Israeli Strike; a Blow to U.S. Strategy on Damascus.More here.
Taliban rule out talks with Nato: 'Why should we when we're winning and foreign troops are withdrawing?'
BBC: Turkey and Israeli hold first talks since flotilla raid.
Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of CJCS 'Turkey had been a critical ally for a long time'.
Al Gore investigated by police after massage therapist accuses him of sexual abuse.More here.
Red Team.CENTCOM thinks outside the box on Hamas and Hezbollah.However, he denied that senior military leaders are actively lobbying Barack Obama's administration to forge an opening to the two organizations. "That's probably not in the cards just yet,"
Bags for life could have E.coli.Bags for life could be a threat to shoppers' health because they harbour potentially deadly food poisoning bugs, according to research.
An Austrian goldsmith says he has made a 17,000- euro (21,000-dollar) vuvuzela that was ordered by a Russian businessman.
NYT's Maureen Dowd Critiques: 'Thin-Skinned Obama' Doesn't Like Media Portrayal."So, he's thin-skinned. And when you're thin-skinned, you like to control the image. And he doesn't often like the image that the media has of him."
Islamic scholars plan Gaza trip with new Turkey flotilla.Qaradawi said, that Islamic scholars will support the Palestinian cause by being on the next boat that will be sent to Gaza from Turkey."Hollow barrels make the most noise!"
The American Civil Liberties Union plans to sue the US authorities over the "no-fly" list, saying it stops innocent people from travelling.Those wrongly on the list are being denied their rights to "due process" under the law, guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment of the US constitution, the ACLU says.
HT: American Thinker.Why Islam Will Never Accept the State of Israel.The contempt in which the Qur'an and other Islamic writings hold Jews does not exist in the scriptures of the Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, and other Eastern religions.A religion of peace?
HT : Annon and Jonathan. Gaza - Business as usual !Starving Palestinians in Gaza, Remember?Israeli products are smuggled Via "Tunnels" into Egypt !!!Hamas gets " import tax" when the stuff comes in, and "export tax" when it goes out !
Foreign Policy: The US And Saudi Arabia's Divergence.Abdullah came to Washington to talk one-on-one about Palestine and Iran. On the former issue, Abdullah thinks that Obama "gets it," as he has been tougher on the Israelis than Bush or Bill Clinton. On Iran, however, the Saudi king fears that his country's historically closest ally is naive, and dangerously so, for putting so much faith in diplomacy.
Video : J. Christian Adams: Ignoring Voter Intimidation at the Department of Justice.
Update : Former Justice Department Lawyer Accuses Holder of Dropping New Black Panther Case for Racial Reasons.Adams says the dismissal is a symptom of the Obama administration's reverse racism and that the Justice Department will not pursue voting rights cases against white victims.
Video of Sen. Coburn to Elena Kagan: "Can the government tell you what to eat?"
Billions of dollars leaving Afghanistan suspected to come from drugs and corruption.Officials believe some of the cash, if not most, is siphoned from Western aid projects and US, European and NATO contracts to provide security, supplies and reconstruction work for coalition forces in Afghanistan.
JENNIFER Aniston has been stalking ex-husband Brad Pitt!O.M.G!
Sex and the City: 5 Nuggets of Financial Wisdom.Giving women a financial headache?
Sentenced to three years, the Syrian who threw a shoe Erdogan.
Terrafugia Transition 'flying car' gets go-ahead from US air authorities.The Terrafugia Transition, a light aircraft that can convert into a road-legal automobile, is to go into production after being given a special weight exemption by the US Federal Aviation Administration.
Perfectly preserved: The 51 horse skeletons buried side-by-side in mass grave.The remains, discovered in the Netherlands, probably belong to the long-forgotten equine victims of a 17th-century battle over a strategic Dutch river.
The end of the world as we know it.Forget man-made threats – the catalyst for the apocalypse will come from outer space, warns astronomer Chris Impey
Tooth Regeneration Gel Could Replace Painful Fillings.Could this new gel be the biggest dental breakthrough since the introduction of fluoride?
'Sea monster' whale fossil unearthed.Researchers have discovered the fossilised remains of an ancient whale with huge, fearsome teeth.The scientists have dubbed the 12 million-year-old creature "Leviathan".
Monk Accused of Secretly Filming Nude Women.
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