Wednesday, July 14, 2010

MFS - The Other News


           14 July - French National Holiday!

                 Afternoon Posting.


Obama Departs from Revised Policy, Links 'Radical Islam' to Terror Groups.Somebody loosing voters??

Cordoba House mosque near Ground Zero slaps new name on itself with Park51.Isn't that like calling a Weasel a Skunk ,they're both "Critters"?

America has a clear cut case of buyer's remorse over Obama.Now that the luster has clearly worn off president Obama and the country has realized all that glitters is not gold only to be left to wonder why our skin has turned green. It is obvious that Barack Obama is not the real McCoy but a gold plated fraud that has not lived up to his campaign promises, failed miserably as a leader, and instead of bringing hope to America, he has only brought despair.

Memo to media: Pamela Geller does not belong on national television.Media bring Geller into the mainstream, telling nation she is a credible source.

Video: The New Black Panther Party, gangsta edition!A great piece of work!!

BREAKING: Lybian ship docked @ El-Arish Egypt.Hamas: Send more freedom flotillas.
Updated :Libyan ship docks at Egyptian port.'Amalthea' diverts from Gaza despite Hamas calls to continue.

HT:Weasel Zippers.Obama’s Science Czar Once Called for US to Surrender to Sovereignty to “Planetary Regime” to Enforce Population Limits, Control Climate Change Dangers…Don't tell let me guess he's also from Harvard?Conspiracy .........silence?

Israelis inciting anti-Israel boycotts could soon be forced to pay dearly.Knesset approves in initial reading bill that would allow targets of boycotts to sue boycotters for large sums. "You can not make a stone bleed."

Arizona Governor can force Obama to prove he’s eligible.As you know, there are many unanswered questions about Barack Hussein Obama’s constitutional qualifications to act as President of the United States. Governor Brewer, or any sitting governor, for that matter, has unique standing to challenge Obama on this issue and resolve the constitutional crisis he has perpetrated on the nation by his refusal to prove that he is a “natural born Citizen” by filing a Writ of Quo Warranto.

US official accuses Israelis of tampering with peace."They don't trust me cause of my middle name" what a joke!

HT:Elder of Zion.Ancient Turkish church defaced with "Islamist graffiti".

HT:Breibart TV.Top Obama Advisor: ‘No Administration Has Been Tougher’ on Immigration Enforcement.After this they go to work for the Comedy Channel.

Johnny Rotten: Hate mail won't cause me to cancel Tel Aviv show.Legendary Sex Pistols and Public Image Limited front man tells BBC he would not separate himself from his audience because of the 'political powers-that-be.'

HT:Pajamasmedia.Congressman Asks Inspector General to Launch Investigation of New Black Panther Case.A letter from Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) to Glenn Fine — inspector general of the U. S. Department of Justice — asking the IG to launch an investigation into the dismissal of U.S. v. New Black Panther Party — has been made available exclusively to Pajamas Media before its formal release by the congressman.

Haniyeh to Libyan ship: Dock in Gaza.Dozens of Palestinians flock to beach in anticipation of aid vessel's arrival. Street in Jabalya named after Turkish flotilla raided by IDF commandos on May 31 to 'commemorate shahidim'.

Tea Party dumps bags of diversity in the river of the past.Charges of racism against the Tea Party by NACCP President Ben Jealous should sadden every American. Despite racial progress made after more two hundreds of years of slavery and discrimination, placards, billboards, tattoos and other ways of expressing intolerance are muddying the message of a political movement waving the Constitution as their mandate.

Hamas leader urges Libya-sponsored aid ship to sail to Gaza.Ismail Haniyeh tells activists not to let their cargo ship be diverted to Egyptian port and calls for more pro-Palestinian "freedom flotillas."Empty barrels sound the loudest!"

Obama’s ban on offshore oil drilling could devastate the Northeast economy."An invalid agency decision to suspend drilling of wells in depths of over 500 feet simply cannot justify the immeasurable effect on the plaintiffs, the local economy, the Gulf region, and the critical present-day aspect of the availability of domestic energy in this country."When will the American people understand that this president has a deep hatred towards America all he wants is to destroy america from the inside!"

Iran: Teenage Girl Wed at 14 Years-Old Sitting on Death Row Waiting to be Stoned to Death for “Adultery”…The sentence could not be carried out until she was 18. So for the past four years, Ms Bagheri has been languishing on death row while the courts waited for her to reach maturity so she could be put to death.Ms Ahadi said the teenager had been subjected to two mock stonings. On each occasion she was taken out of her cell and buried up to her shoulders in the yard of Tabriz prison, in northwest Iran, as if being prepared to be pelted to death with stones.Islam a religion of peace?

UNITED STATES – IRAN: Amiri says he will detail "abduction".Iranian nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri, who says he was kidnapped by United States spies last year, left Washington for Tehran on Wednesday. He said in a television interview he plans to reveal full details of his "abduction" by United States spies when he arrives home."My abduction is a detailed story", Amiri said in an interview with English-language Iranian Press TV channel."In Iran, I will thoroughly clarify the allegations made by foreign media and the US government which, in fact, have targeted my reputation."

HT:Middle East perspectives.The "defective" Iranian scientist - curiouser and curiouser.The case of the the Iranian nuclear scientist who allegedly defected to the United States and now wants to return home is an intelligence officer's nightmare - trust me.Amen to that !

“Kill the crackers — Racial politics is rising under Obama”Racial politics is rising under Obama.Post-racial America has yet to arrive for many black leaders. President Obama has shown little interest in leading the national dialogue on race he once proposed."I will not rest"

Do you suppose that Michelle Obama knows she is married to a black president?President Obama likes to sue Arizonans so that they can be defenseless. His reasoning is that Arizonans are racist.Michelle Obama has the same opinion. Do you suppose that she knows that a mainly white America just elected a black president? Does she know that president is her husband? That is a sure sign that America is racist by electing a black president.

HT:Weasel Zippers.Michelle Obama Admits to Loving Fast-Food More Than The President Does.While the country is under the impression that President Barack Obama is the fast-food grabber in the White House, the secret is now out. It's the First Lady who admits to "loving it more than he does."Michelle has launched a new website to combat child obesity. Drive-throughs welcome.

Obama's Recess-Appointed Medicare Chief Speaks at HHS Press Conference But Doesn’t Stick Around for Questions."Transparancy"not in a million years !

Obama’s Race Obsession.It seems a lifetime ago that Obama represented hope for a post-racial presidency and in fact a post-racial era in American politics. Like so much else about Obama, the reality is the opposite of what was promised. Jake Tapper relates a rather amazing effort to inject race into the war against Islamic terrorists.

HT:Israel Matzav.Your tax dollars at work: 'Palestinian Authority' to pay terrorists' rent.Apparently, there isn't enough work in the terror field to keep these thugs productively employed, and after not paying their rent for seven months, some of them are on the verge of being evicted from their apartments. Enter the 'Palestinian Authority' - which lives off 'foreign assistance' that mostly comes from the West. The 'Palestinian Authority is going to pay the exiled terrorists' rent.

Time for Obama to make sacrifices.Later this week, the White House budget office is due to produce its midyear report on the nation’s fiscal health. If history is any guide, the administration will try to paint a rosy picture, but the truth is already obvious: Washington under President Barack Obama is not just broken — it’s broke.

Remember how abortion was not suppose to be in Obamacare.Well, that was just a sham, and pretty much most of us knew it, but the so-called Pro-Life Democrats folded faster than the Lawn Chair Birigade.

HT:Israel Matzav.Israel's secret new weapon?Israeli company uses nanotechnology to develop paint that makes planes disappear off radar."This is a breakthrough with the potential to change the rules of the game in the battlefield."

Obama Debt Commission paint scary future for Americans.What they heard is that the U.S. total federal debt next year is expected to be more than $14 trillion. That is $47,000 for every resident.Mentions of such measures as curtailing tax breaks, deductions for home mortgage interest and a mechanism for gaining Medicare coverage. If no changes are made, it will be spending $2 trillion by 2020 just in interest on the national debt.And then he wants to advice Europe how to manage their debts??

Put... me... DOWN! The elephant who took a fancy to a very unfortunate lizard.Bullies they come in all shapes and seizes?

MFS - The Other News


           14 July - French National Holiday!

                Morning Posting.


HT:Washington's blog.You Are Not Authorized to See These Pictures of the Oil Spill, Citizen ... Do Not Look!The title is a parody of the fact that the government has effectively made it a felony to take pictures of oiled wildlife.

Gaddafi’s aid ship for Gaza surrounded by Israeli Navy.The ship, the al-Alam, is idle at 120 kilometres from Gaza because of engine troubles, surrounded by eight Israeli warships.

NASA Outreach Program 'Confirmed' Despite White House Denial, Rep Says.Call it a failure to launch.The White House is disavowing a plan to have NASA conduct outreach to Muslim countries, but a congressman who talked to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden about that plan last month said the initiative was very real until somebody slammed the brakes on it.Hmmm Houston we have a problem?

Muslims say the total veil ban violates human rights and religious freedom.Most media look with hope to a possible declaration of unconstitutionality. And there are those who evoke the Holocaust. I got news for them "Liberté, égalité, fraternité"!

Farrakhan Demands Reparations from Jews.Louis Farrakhan recently sent a three-page letter along with two books to the heads of sixteen Jewish organizations.Is this guy for real?

Ahmadinejad: Palestinian refugees will return home.Iranian leader says at summit of Muslim leaders that 'occupiers ... should dismantle their evil forces from the face of earth' referring to US and that Iran would soon celebrate victory in its efforts to 'put an end to the suffering of the people of Palestine'

HT:The Daily Beast.Did BP Free the Lockerbie Bomber?CEO Tony Hayward was blindsided by the fury over the company’s role in the release of Abdel Basset al Megrahi—which former CEO John Browne took credit for. Tom Bower on what it means for the Gulf.I still think he's got a part in all this also.

Why did Iran register ships in the Isle of Man?Thousands of miles away from the Persian Gulf on the Isle of Man, a tiny UK Crown Dependency in the Irish Sea which has its own laws and an ancient parliament, a local businessman has been involved in transferring the ownership of IRISL vessels into six companies he has helped to form.

Obama: Tell Americans the Truth About Afghanistan.Drug production, which was halted by when Taliban was in power, has reached new heights. The U.S. now rules the world's leading drug exporter of heroin. America's leading allies in Afghanistan are also kingpins of the heroin trade.

New START and Obama's Mysterious Trip to Russia.When 2008 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney attacked President Obama's new arms treaty with Russia as a dangerous trap, Republican Senator Richard Lugar came to the defense of the Democratic president and attacked Romney as "misinformed."

Opponents pack hearing on mosque near ground zero."To deprive this building of landmark status is to allow for a citadel of Islamic supremacy to be erected in its place,"

HT:Politico.Tea party to NAACP: 'Grow up'.“For the NAACP to accuse the tea parties of racism is insulting to the great patriots who have participated in this movement, and sadly shows just how out of touch that group is with the American people,” Tea Party Express spokesman Levi Russell.

Billboard linking Obama, Hitler draws complaints.

Hill exempts self from veterans' law.Veterans who apply for jobs on Capitol Hill aren’t receiving critical federal job-placement benefits because Congress has largely exempted itself from a law that aids post-military employment for vets, a new congressional report shows.

Emergency Committee for Israel’s First Target: Joe Sestak, with Video.”Does Congressman Joe Sestak understand Israel is America’s ally?”The narrator continues by saying that ”Sestak raised money for an anti-Israel organization the FBI called a front group for Hamas. Sestak signed a letter accusing Israel for collective punishment for blockading Hamas in Gaza. Sestak refused to sign a bipartisan letter affirming US support for Israel. Call Joe Sestak and ask him to stand with Israel.

HT:Weasel Zippers.Flashback 2007: Senator Obama Introduces Bill to Criminalize Voter IntimidationI’m guessing if you asked Obama in 2007 when he introduced his legislation if he considered stalking a polling station armed with a weapon while hurling racial slurs “voter intimidation” he would have said, yes…

Illegal Aliens Exempt From ICE Enforcement."If you ask me, the Obama administration is attacking the wrong people. But I'm not surprised... liberal-left politicians always side with criminals, terrorists and other malefactors." - Former NYPD Detective.

NAACP Passes Tea Party Racism Resolution.It's hard to take seriously an organization called the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People who will say you are racist if you called them colored people.

Whitewashing Black Racism.Why haven't national media outlets reported on the vile and violent rants of the New Black Pussy Panther Party (NBPP) thugs whose 2008 voter intimidation tactics got a pass from the Obama administration? Simple: Radical black racism doesn't fit the Hope and Change narrative.

Black Activists Condemn NAACP Resolution Against Tea Party Movement.“As a frequent speaker at tea party rallies around the country, I can assure the NAACP that the tea party movement’s concerns are about President Obama’s policies and not his race,” said Project 21 fellow Deneen Borelli. “I’m deeply concerned that the NAACP is being used as a political tool to do the dirty work of the progressive movement. Instead of criticizing tea parties, the NAACP would be better served denouncing the racist comments made by a member of the New Black Panther Party and their voter intimidation outside a Philadelphia polling place in the last presidential election.”

The NAACP’s Race Card Politics.Urge “all people of good will to repudiate the racism of Tea Parties, and to stand in opposition to its drive to push our country back to the pre-civil rights era.”What a load of bull".

HT:BreitbartTV.Video:NAACP Director Claims Tea Parties are ‘Communists and Nazis’;Repeats Unproven Racial Slur Charges.What a great country America has become with Obama's "Change"?

Video:Breitbart Exposes the ‘N Word’ Lie on Hannity.

Obama nominates Jacob Lew as budget director.Lew was instrumental in securing increased funding for State Department operations and international affairs in Obama's first two proposed budgets.
Lew was also a diplomat, traveling abroad to places like Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan to look into U.S. assistance programs and evaluate their efficiency and effectiveness.And surprise He graduated from Harvard College,just like everybody else in Obama's group he's also from Harvard.
Conspiracy .....neh.....silence?


Obama and Afghanistan: America’s Drug-Corrupted War.The determining factor is less likely to be either the will of a reluctant president, or the reigning strategic doctrines of the Pentagon, but a third factor: the dominant mindset in Washington of a drug-corrupted war machine.More about this here.

HT:Israel Matzav.John R. Bolton: Beyond the Obama Nuke Policy.As Tehran and Pyongyang can plainly see, President Obama's nonproliferation strategy is intellectually and politically exhausted. But U.S. exhaustion will not lead to stasis. North Korea and Iran will continue their nuclear and ballistic missile programs in the face of our feeble policy.

It's Unanimous! GOP Says No To Unemployment Benefits, Yes To Tax Cuts For The Rich.Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl has raised eyebrows by insisting that emergency aid to unemployed people -- what he called a "necessary evil" -- be paid for through either tax hikes or spending cuts, while the tax cuts (which mostly benefit wealthy people) not be offset in any way. Yesterday claimed that this view is shared by "most of the people in my party."He was correct.

Saudi Men Launch Campaign to Convince Men to Take Four Wives to Rid The Country of Unmarried Women Over 30-Years-Old…A group of young Saudi men have launched a campaign to convince Saudi men of the unappreciated virtues of polygamy.No wonder they become suicide bombers...... 4 women.

He  was told “not to take up complicated religious questions"Iran president runs into trouble over neck ties."The supreme guide (Ayatollah Ali Khamenei) himself has said in a fatwa (religious edict) that the wearing of ties or bowties is not permitted," Khatami said.Hmmm how about "Neck ties"?

Jordan's Queen Rania rejects offer to publish Hebrew edition of her children's book.And those are the people to lead by example?Sigh!

The Financial Con Of The Decade Explained So Simply Even A Congressman Will Get It.Sometimes, when chasing the bouncing ball of fraud and corruption on a daily basis, it is easy to lose sight of the forest for the millions of trees (all of which have a 150% LTV fourth-lien on them, underwritten by Goldman Sachs, which is short the shrubbery tranche).

Obama Administration Uses New ‘Restore the Gulf’ Web Site to Spin Its ‘Quick’ Response to the Oil Spill.But the Web site also touts the administration’s “quick” response to the disaster, stating that the administration has been on the scene “since the moments after the oil rig explosion” and “from the very beginning"Repeated questions about the new Web site, which CNSNews.com directed to the Homeland Security Department, the White House and the Coast Guard, were not answered.Joseph Goebbels would be proud of their handywork!

Patriotism demands you die with your illness--Dr. Berwick in charge.The "little people" will just have to die. Medical care will be rationed, competence will be dismissed, doctors will receive less income, and the bureaucracy will expand. The Berwick plan is well known. "The decision is not whether or not we will ration care--the decision is whether we will ration care with our eyes open."

European nudes and American prudes.It was 1978. My vagabuddy Gene and I were heading for a Turkish bath. With tattered towel around my waist, I walked gingerly across slippery marble into a steamy world of shadowy Turks under Byzantine domes. I felt gawky ... and more naked than naked

Ill.'s Asian Carp Plan: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Eat 'Em.As i have said before you can't stop an invasive species from entering ,it is well documented that birds(for example aquatic birds) transport fish eggs over great distances

Lesbian Prison Gangs Waiting to Get Hands on Lindsay Lohan, Inmate Says.The gay inmates wear their shirts inside out to let others know they are available."So if Lindsay doesn't want someone to grab her ass she'd better keep her shirt on straight."Women grab each other like animals when the guards aren't looking. It's disgusting."

Video:Gorillas 'play games of tag like humans'.Gorillas play "tag" in a similar way to humans, scientists have discovered.

Artist kills 200,000 ants to use in recreation of childhood photograph.An artist has created an extraordinary creepy crawly portrait - using 200,000 dead ants.Chris Trueman bought the tiny creatures alive in batches of 40,000 for £330 each for his bizarre masterpiece.The 32-year-old then had to kill them before painstakingly rearranging them into a picture using tweezers.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

MFS The Other News


                 Afternoon Posting.


Iran War Even Closer?A three-front war? Strikes on Iran becoming more likely ... There is no better illustration of the futility of the $1 trillion Iraq war than news photos of a long line of gasoline tankers lined up bumper to bumper as they leave Iraq to enter Iran.

HT:Big peace.Video: Bolton: Obama Will Fail in Afghanistan.

Libyan ship captain says will sail to Egypt.Captain of Al-Amal aid ship, headed to Gaza courtesy of Gaddafi .Gaza charity, says he will sail to El-Arish port in Egypt after reports by charity say IDF threatened to intercept ship if it attempts to break blockade

IDF confirms making contact with Gaza-bound Liyba ship.Organizers report Navy ship shadowing vessel, pledge to steam on for Gaza; aid ship had previously agreed to dock at el-Arish in Egypt, but appears to have changed intentions.

HT:Israel Matzav.Conflicting reports at sea.Jihadist On Libyan Gaza-Bound Ship: “We’d Love To Die As Shahids” [Video].For a while the ship turned of his tracking device.Now back on the map after "Engine trouble".

No. 1 Nation in Sexy Web Searches? Call it Pornistan.They may call it the "Land of the Pure," but Pakistan turns out to be anything but.The Muslim country, which has banned content on at least 17 websites to block offensive and blasphemous material, is the world's leader in online searches for pornographic material,

HT:Weasel Zippers.North Iowa Tea Party Creates Billboard That Links Obama With Hitler and Lenin….

Club Gitmo: Under Obama detainees allowed to play games, talk to family on Skype, watch 18 different channels on flat screens, etc. . .

Obama Admin OKs First Tax-Funded Abortions Under Health Care Law…

Michelle urges Americans to vacation at Gulf as Obamas bolt to Maine.

UN denies "confidence crisis" in Hezbollah, but concerns persist.The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon talks about "positive role" played by the Party of God, but blue helmet officers show that the attacks were prepared and could happen again in an area controlled by the Shiite group. Analyst: Hezbollah wants to reduce UNIFIL to "hostages under its control" to manipulate future confrontations with Israel.

Obama rejected Netanyahu request for F-15E in 'tough' session."They don't trust me cause my middle name is Hussein"Whatever stop the bullsh*t!!

US appeals court strikes down media swearing ban.A US appeals court has struck down a government policy that banned the broadcasting of profanity, ruling that the rule is unconstitutional.

New Black Pussy Panther Party President: ‘We’ll Eat This Tea Party For Breakfast’"Don't choke on the cookies-It's nothing like the coke you're used to!This is what you get for this: "Michelle Obama controversy as Tea Party is labelled 'racist' by NAACP"

HT:Breitbart TV.Video:NAACP President: ‘It is Time To Warn the People That Racism and Hatred is Still Alive in America’.Looked in the mirror lately?

Report: Iran-Iraq-Syria Missile Route Revealed.Iraqi civilians report that dozens of Iranian trucks filled with missiles have recently passed through their country, former minister Mordechai Ben-Porat told Arutz Sheva's Hebrew-language news service. The trucks appear to be heading for Syria.

Facebook assets frozen as man claims majority ownership.A New York man has filed a lawsuit claiming he owns 84 percent of Facebook and the money it's made since 2004.

Updated.Israeli military prepares to block Gaza-bound aid ship.An Israeli army spokeswoman said the navy had contacted the ship in the early morning hours, asking it to identify itself and establish its course. If the ship attempts to sail toward Gaza, the spokeswoman said, Israel will take any means necessary to stop it.

Iran Cuts Crude Oil Stored in Tankers 40% Since April.Iran, the second-largest oil producer in the Middle East, released six supertankers from its fleet of vessels storing crude oil, a 40 percent reduction that may mean more oil heading to Europe, shipping tracking data show.

HT:the JIDF.Jews Depicted as Rats in Saudi Arabian "Moderate" Islamic Publication.The depiction of Jews as vermin is an old anti-Semitic staple, going back to Nazi Propaganda films The Wandering Jew, and The Jew Suess, and probably further back still.

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was said to no longer be capable of functioning in his position. Diplomat: Egyptian president 'is a walking corpse'.

HT:Infidel bloggersAlliance. Philadelphia’s Islamist Boy Scouts.Most Muslim extremists first radicalize their youth via sermon and brainwashing. One group, however, is skipping those steps and is taking the youngest of children right to the paramilitary route. But this group is not in Afghanistan or Iraq. No, it’s in Philadelphia, the so-called ‘City of Brotherly Love.’

HT:Atlas Shrugs.Statement Condemning the NAACP Resolution by LTC Allen West (USA, Ret.) Real Leadership is Color Blind: Lt Colonel Allen West on NAACP Race Baiting.

Black Activists Condemn NAACP Resolution Against Tea Party Movement.As the NAACP plans to use its group's prestige to bash the tea party movement, members of the Project 21 black leadership network are urging delegates at the NAACP's national convention not to turn the NAACP into a pawn for progressive political bosses.

HT Weasel Zippers.NAACP Resolution Claims “Hardcore White Supremacist Organizations Leading Tea Party Rallies."The NAACP says they’re outrageous claim is based on “academic research,” but the last time I checked the Husky Ponytailed Blogger isn’t a credible source of information…On the other hand they might refer to this as an "academic research"!

HT:Weasel Zippers.Tea Party Preempts “Racist” Resolution, Condemns NAACP as a “Bigoted” Organization…A Tea Party group in Missouri, reacting to the NAACP’s plan to take up a resolution branding the conservative movement as “racist,” has drafted a resolution of its own condemning the civil rights group for reducing itself to a “bigoted” and “partisan attack dog organization.”

Second rig moved from Gulf of Mexico.Diamond Offshore Drilling has pulled another rig out of the Gulf of Mexico due to the deepwater petroleum drilling moratorium.

Bachmann: Obama ‘Turning Our Country Into Nation of Slaves."We will talk a little bit about what has transpired in the last 18 months and would we count what has transpired into turning our country into a nation of slaves."

Video: Al-Arabiya TV Report on the Large-Scale Smuggling of Oil from Iraqi Kurdistan into Iran.Arranged by the Iraqi government?

Washington Made Gulf Oil Disaster Worse.Incompetence has turned the Gulf oil tragedy into "Obama's Katrina." As more and more startling facts emerge we are finding almost criminal ineptness by Washington compounded by BP's almost criminal negligence.

Turkey may opt for 'hidden compromise' with Israel.How strong is anti-Turkish sentiment among the Israeli public today?

You Thought California State Pensions Were Out Of Control? Wait Until You See This List From Illinois.Meet Neil Codell an Illinois educator with a $26 million state pension.

Confidence in Barack Obama sinks to new low as 60% of voters say they lack faith in President.It's amazing 40% still have confidence in this "doomsday machine"?

Abuse Took Years to Ignite Belgian Clergy Inquiry.Behind an aggressive investigation of the Roman Catholic hierarchy in Belgium that drew condemnation from the pope himself lies a stark family tragedy: the molestation, for years, of a youth by his uncle, the bishop of Bruges; the prelate’s abrupt resignation when a friend of the nephew finally threatened to make the abuse public; and now the grass-roots fury of almost 500 people complaining of abuse by priests.

HT:Weasel Zippers.Peter King (R-eally big cojones) calls for investigation into Ground Zero mosque.

Why the Death of Israel Wouldn't Slow Anti-U.S. Terrorism.A fairly dishonest discussion about the root causes of Islamist terrorism is being pushed with renewed vigor. It is based on the false claim that American support for Israel fuels the terrorism targeting us.

New on-site Gulf brass appointed.Zukunft is the third Coast Guard officer to fill this position since a Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and sank April 20.In German Zukunft means "Future" a sign on the wall for the problems to come?

Iranian Speaker Receives Support From Qom Religious Figures."It shows a clear divide among governing officials from the public perspective."

Bisphenol-A a.k.a. BPA kills more than his erection.To date there are 5708 international studies published in the US National Library of Medicine including those that link bisphenol-A (BPA) to sexual dysfunction, cancers, compromised immune systems, diabetes, heart disease, epigenetic health concerns, neurological disruption, obesity and much more.

Saving nature's unborn from Gulf oil disaster.One by one, with a hand as steady as a surgeon's, Lorna Patrick removes eggs from a sea turtle's nest on a Florida beach.

Paul the psychic octopus and friends.Paul the psychic Octopus is not the first creature to be credited with supernatural abilities.

Study that 'solves' chronic fatigue syndrome blocked.A study that supports the controversial link between chronic fatigue syndrome and a new type of virus has been blocked from being published in a leading scientific journal even though it had been accepted for publication by its editors.

Possible sale of gay teen database sparks privacy fears.The owner of XY Magazine and its associated website - which catered for young homosexual boys - filed for bankruptcy earlier this year.XY's creditors have applied for the firm's one remaining valuable asset: its database of one million users.

MFS - The Other News


                Morning Posting.


Iran threatens world -- and itself.Ahmadinejad's Iran -- a term used to distinguish the regime from the people of Iran -- has emerged as a clear and present danger to international peace and security, to regional and Mideast stability, and increasingly, to its own people.

Navy contacts Libyan ship.Confrontation looming?Libyan Gaza-bound ship says Israeli Navy threatened to intercept vessel; army says it did issue such message, will continue to monitor ship's route as it approaches area.

Israeli navy challenges Gaza-bound Libyan ship.An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed that a "process of identification and communication" with the vessel, some 100 miles from the Gaza coast, had begun but said the ship had not been boarded.

Israel gives Gaza-bound Libyan ship midnight ultimatum.Israeli authorities have given a Gaza-bound Libyan aid ship an ultimatum of midnight on Tuesday to change course, in a radio contact with the vessel, an organiser of the mission on board said.

Obama Makes Reporting on Spill A Felony.Think this rule didn’t come directly from the White House? Getting within 65 feet of essential gulf recovery efforts is now a Class D felony with a $40,000 fine. Reporters have been thwarted again and again trying to bring us reportage on the Gulf situation

Trouble in Kenya.We have talked before about Obama's love for the Muslims in Kenia,here's even more.

Danny Glover's had too much of this shit.Experts in crisis public relations said Gibson was in a maelstrom of trouble that would challenge the best of their craft..

Breaking -Russia : Video - Death Averted: 'Black widow' terror cell broken up in police crackdown.

Obama Compares His Economic Recovery To Jesus' Sermon On The Mount.Next he'll walk on corpses from those who jumped out of Wall street windows?

French parliament set to approve ban on face veils.France's lower house of parliament appeared ready Tuesday to approve a ban on burqa-like Islamic veils, a move that is popular among French voters despite concerns from Muslim groups and human rights advocates.

HT:The DailyBeast.Moguls Revolt Against Obama.At last week’s Sun Valley summit of media titans, the mood was dour, the forecast anxious. Peter Lauria on how America’s moguls are growing increasingly skeptical about the president.

Video: Artist condemned over I Will Survive dance routine at Auschwitz.Jane Korman, who is Jewish, filmed three generations of her family performing dance routines to the 70s disco track during a trip to the infamous concentration camp in Poland

Survey shows Palestinians increasingly frustrated with US and Israel, backing Hamas.Am i reading this right??

BP to cut payments on 40,000 claims of individuals affected by oil spill, cites paperwork problems.The kind of green paper with pictures of Ben Franklin on it?

Harvard Historian warns of sudden collapse of American ‘empire’.“I think this is a problem that is going to go live really soon,” Ferguson said. “In that sense, I mean within the next two years. Because the whole thing, fiscally and other ways, is very near the edge of chaos. And we’ve seen already in Greece what happens when the bond market loses faith in your fiscal policy.”The result of a bunch from Harvard leading the country down the drain!!

Prominent billionaire Obama supporter turns on the President--like a lover scorned.In a majority of American voters– those who voted for Barack Obama-- burns a hell fury. Namely, betrayal. One prominent American has unleashed that fury in a scathing commentary. Mort Zuckerman, the wealthy businessman and commentator for US News & World Report, in “Obama Is Barely Treading Water,” shows no mercy in his indictment for Obama -- for whom he voted and admits wrote a speech.He spotlights growing bankruptcy (100,000 filings per month), foreclosures (3 million just this year), loss trillions in home equity, and $5 trillion in pension and savings losses.

Missing Iranian scientist appears at embassy in US.A missing Iranian nuclear scientist, who Tehran says was kidnapped a year ago by the CIA, has taken refuge in the Iran section of Pakistan's US embassy.

Group to oppose President Obama's Mideast policy.Some American backers of Israel, as well as many Israelis, remain deeply suspicious of Obama’s efforts to press Israel toward specific policy shifts and to improve American relations with the Muslim world.


HT:JIDF.Online Islam Magazine Teaches Bomb-Making Skills, Targets Anyone Involved in "Draw Mohammed Day".If you have ever wondered how to make a bomb at home, what to pack for jihad, or how to communicate in encrypted messages, a new English-language Al-Qaeda magazine has the answers.

Protecting Our Freedom of Speech: The SPEECH Act Now Before the Senate.As an American citizen who has spent seven years fighting against and promoting awareness of the threat of libel tourism to American free speech rights, I am writing in support of the S 3518, the “Securing the Protection of our Enduring and Established Constitutional Heritage Act,” or the “SPEECH Act,” now before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Israel gripped by 'contagious madness'.A senior Iranian general has described Israel's chain of military aggressions against Lebanon and the Palestinian territories as Tel Aviv's "contagious madness." Not as mad as talking to and believing in hidden immans?

Letter from a retired border patrol agent.This letter sent to Tennessee Senator Bill Frist from a retired border patrol agent, and it has more common sense than all the bull being spewed from the Senate, with the exception of a very few sensible representatives.

BP may face probe over bomber's release.A group of U.S. lawmakers have called for an investigation into whether BP may have played a role in lobbying for the release of Abdelbaset al Megrahi to secure an oil contract with the Libyan government.

Vitter: I Support Birther Lawsuits (VIDEO).Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) has made his views known on the Birther controversy: He supports lawsuits to force President Obama to produce his birth certificate.

Michelle Obama to NAACP: Blacks need to "increase intensity".As to the charges that members of the group attacked Congress members on racial grounds, Andrew Breitbart has offered a $100,000 reward to anyone who comes forward with tangible proof of these verbal attacks. That's easy money for anyone who was present with a cameraphone or other recording device on the day when Congress crammed its health care reform package down the throats of Americans, then went outside among a disapproving crowd to gloat. Surely by now someone would have claimed the reward.

NAACP to vote Tuesday on resolution decrying racism of Tea Party; also vows to emulate Tea Party to achieve success.Or, as Jim Hoft puts it: "NAACP: We Need to Be More Like Those Racist Tea Partiers."The once great organization -- the NAACP -- has fallen on hard times. Having aligned itself with the Democrat Party over the last several decades, it has turned into a parody of a civil rights organization.They could also join with the new black panters and start a knitting club?

Depression, Abuse, Suicide: Fishermen's Wives Face Post-Spill Trauma.The claims checks BP is supposed to be sending are eight days late, which means everyone's out of cash for necessities. The day before, cars lined up and down the nearby highway for a 38,000-pound food giveaway. This morning, like every morning, there was a line outside a church center in New Orleans East, in a part of town where stray dogs scavenge trashy lots and industry makes the air smell like burning toast. There, and at four other locations around Southern Louisiana once a week, Catholic Charities is giving out $100 grocery vouchers.The greatest problem is that this won't dissapear anytime soon!

Dead zone in Gulf linked to oil.Animals that can swim have fled; other smaller creatures have perished.An unusual low oxygen zone in Gulf of Mexico waters off the Alabama shore has persisted for more than a month, and evidence points to the ongoing Deepwater Horizon oil spill as the cause.

Hero British soldier shot in face by Taliban SPITS out the bullet.

Fined for your burka? 'I'll pay', says tycoon as French MPs prepare to vote on veil ban.Muslim businessman Rachid Nekkaz has today pledged to sell off 1million euros (£840,000) worth of property in Paris for the fund.Islam a religion of tolerance and law?Will he go to jail for them also?Or doesn't France have a law covering"incitement to civil disobedience?"

Mel Gibson: Classic Batterer?The release of the latest Mel Gibson recording reveals a new level of scary. Nicole LaPorte on how Gibson exhibits textbook abusive behavior. "The Crucifixion or passion" of Mel Gibson?

The era of cheap Chinese goods may be ending.Workers' demands for better wages are trimming profit margins.And in the US workers without jobs can't buy it!

Israeli doctors are first foreign specialists to treat victims of Congo oil blast.Government agency sends 4 doctors and a nurse from the Sheba Medical Center to the area surrounding the village of Sange in eastern Congo.

Twitter Wars: Samantha defends Lindsay.Joan’s bitch-tastic tweets featured such gems as: ‘Lindsay Lohan is so dumb. Her idea of being sworn in is cursing at the judge.”

Desperate Addicts Inject Others’ Blood.Desperate heroin users in a few African cities have begun engaging in a practice that is so dangerous it is almost unthinkable: they deliberately inject themselves with another addict’s blood, researchers say, in an effort to share the high or stave off the pangs of withdrawal.

Mich. woman gets prison sentence for sex with son.A Detroit-area woman who pleaded guilty to having sex with the biological son she gave up for adoption and later tracked down on the Internet has been sentenced nine years to 30 years in prison.I think medical help would be more appropriate in this case?

Saudi prince, Fox to start Arabic news channel.Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has announced plans to launch a 24-hour Arabic-language news channel in partnership with Rupert Murdoch's Fox network.

Monday, July 12, 2010

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                 Afternoon Posting.

HT:Frontpage magazine.Terrorizing Muslim Women.There is an article floating all over the Internet, “Joys of Muslim Women,” which discusses the horrific truth about how Islam legally treats women. The article claims to have been written by me, but that is false: I am not the author. Let me use this occasion, however, to set a few matters straight:

HT:JIDF.Al Queda Online Recruiter Arrested in Germany.A 24-year-old Syrian citizen accused of recruiting members for al-Qaeda has been arrested in Germany.

White House Contradicts NASA Chief on Muslim Outreach: ‘That is Not the Task of NASA’.Yeah whatever!

US official says Turkey agrees to leave Iran nuclear issue to security council powers and IAEA.A senior U.S. official says that Turkey has agreed to stay out of international efforts to pressure Iran on its nuclear program

Update: IDF preparing for forceful interception of Libya-sponsored aid ship bound for Gaza.The Libyan ship could come within range of the Gaza-shore tonight, but at this stage it is still unclear whether its captain will opt to head for the Sinai port of El Arish, where it will instead aim for Gaza. In its official log the ship has El Arish as its destination.

Foreign Ministry advises IDF: Don't stop Gadhafi ship until it approaches Gaza waters.

A Mendacious Interview: Obama Speaks to Israelis.Same lies,new face,we can believe in.Following this reasoning to its logical conclusion, I (correctly) expected our Harvard-educated lawyer-president in his first interview to an Israeli TV channel to lie at least three or four times - which is pretty much his average quota in almost every speech on any subject.

Obama vs. General McChristal…..I believe the wrong guy resigned.Nope the other guy should be ... FIRED!

Legal and Courts:Christians' arrest: 1st step to placate Muslims."I wonder if they're trying to craft a police report knowing that these videos show that nothing was done wrong," McMillin suggests. "And the illegal confiscation of the videos, I mean it really appears to be a lot of injustice. Now I could be surprised. Maybe they'll drop the charges and realize that the Constitution applies in Dearborn as well."

HT:Weasel Zippers.More Video of the Delightful Man Holder Decided to Let off the Hook: Calls to Arm Themselves, Fight Cracker Police…Exellent example of the "Obama factor" at work!

Muslims demand Facebook adhere to Islamic/sharia law.The comment is among other things demanding that the site restore the Islamic pages that have been banned, make it illegal to criticize Islam, and remove all FB pages that are critical of Islam. In other words, it is demanding that Facebook follow Islamic or sharia law.

NAACP considers resolution decrying racist elements in tea-party movement.The pot blaming the kettle?

HT:JIDF.Hamas TV Spreads Anti-Semitic Lies About Benjamin Franklin.Al Aqsa (Hamas-Gaza) TV is continuing its unabated televised anti-Semitic incitement with an interview that claims United States founding father Benjamin Franklin warned Americans about the Jews.

Liar, liar: Why Obama is failing.There have been plenty of presidents with limited abilities off the cuff. I think it is because Obama was elected on a lie, a big one that was enabled by the mainstream media, and that by the time he was in office he had spent his credit. Belief was gone. Everyone knew he was a liar, including many liberals, even if they wouldn’t admit it to themselves and even if they had colluded with him in the lie.

Taranis: The £143million unmanned stealth jet that will hit targets in another continent.

Netanyahu: peace deal unlikely to be in place by 2012."Can we have a negotiated peace? Yes. Can it be implemented by 2012? I think it's going to take longer than that."Emperor Obama won't like this news?

Libyan Aid Convoy Won't Dock in Gaza.The "Amalthia", the Moldavian-flagged ship which has set sail from Tripoli with the intend to dock in Gaza will instead dock in el-Arish, Egypt.

Secret gold swap has spooked the market.It takes a lot to spook the solid old gold market. But when it emerged last week that one or more banks had lent 380 tonnes of gold to the Bank of International Settlements in return for foreign currencies, there was widespread surprise and confusion.

Libyan aid ship to arrive Wednesday.Crew on Gaza-bound ship "maintains a positive mood.""I hope that common sense will prevail," said Lieberman. "They can deliver aid for Gaza to [Egyptian port] El-Arish or Ashdod."

Germany outlaws Turkish IHH charity (sponsor of the Gaza martyrdom flotilla) over Hamas links.Authorities believe the Internationale Humanitaere Hilfsorganisation (IHH), which is registered in Frankfurt, has been funneling money to Hamas.

HT:Atlas Shrugs.Video :John Bolton: "I Would Reverse All of Obama's Policies".

Terror Experts Blast Obama Move to Drop References to Islamic Extremism.Terror leaders "play into the false perception that they are religious leaders defending a holy cause, when in fact they are nothing more than murderers, including the murder of thousands upon thousands of Muslims," said top administration counterterror deputy John Brennan.

Obama at odds with Petraeus doctrine on 'Islam'.The White House's official policy of banning the word "Islam" in describing America's terrorist enemies is in direct conflict with the U.S. military's war-fighting doctrine now guiding commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan.The Petraeus doctrine refers to "Islamic insurgents," "Islamic extremists" and "Islamic subversives." It details ties between Muslim support groups and terrorists.Petraeus next to be fired?Like Hitler used to fire Generals who opposed him?

HT:Astute Bloggers.3 Britons Sentenced in Plane Bomb Plot.Ibrahim Savant, 29, Arafat Waheed Khan, 29, and Waheed Zaman, 26, were convicted last week of conspiracy for being part of a group that planned to detonate liquid explosives hidden in drink bottles, attacks that could have killed people on a similar scale to Sept. 11, 2001. It gets old pointing it out, but the words "Islam" and "Muslim" do not appear anywhere in this NYT article.

Fidel Castro to appear on Cuban television and radio.To broadcast his prediction that nuclear war will soon break out, sparked by a conflict between the United States and Iran over international sanctions against Iran's nuclear activities.

Turkey to vote in referendum on constitutional reforms.PM Erdogan’s party is trying to break the stranglehold of the Kemalist establishment, but the country’s highest court and opposition parties are the putting the brakes. Scheduled for next September, the referendum will be a time of confrontation. Regarded as the “great reformer of the Muslim world”, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is growing stronger. Meanwhile, Europe can wait.

Uh-Oh: Khamenei Telling Advisors He Met Hidden Imam, Will Appear Before He Dies. According to a senior cleric, Khamenei is telling his inner circle that he has actually met the Hidden Imam and that he promised to appear during Khamenei’s tenure as Supreme Leader.And they tell me not to listen to the voices???.

HT Weasel Zippers:Reminder: Official Obama ’08 Campaign’s Black Panther Fan Page."The truth is out there?"

HT JIDF.The Anti-Israel Boycott Campaign: A Study in Failure.

Governors: Obama's Immigration Suit Is 'Toxic'."This is an issue that divides us politically, and I'm hopeful that their strategy doesn't do that in a way that makes it more difficult for candidates to get elected, particularly in the West."

HT:Creaping Sharia.Muslim Enclaves U.S.A.It seems almost unthinkable, but Islamist groups are, as we speak, hard at work creating Muslim states-within-states in the U.S. Indeed, this process has been unfolding for a long time across the Western world, through the creation of isolated Muslim enclaves in both rural and urban areas, as well as through the designation of “no-go zones” where governments admit to having little authority over Muslims living there, essentially leaving them to function as autonomous regions.

You're so vein! Sylvester Stallone shows off his bulging spaghetti stringed arms.Stallone has been working out heavily recently for his new movie, The Expendables, which he wrote as well as directed and starred in.
He plays a mercenary who heads to South America to overthrow a dictator.
The movie's cast reads like a who's who of action stars, including Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Man who wanted to kill Obama, wants to change swastika tattoo in prisons.

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                Morning Posting.

Oil claims: 6 months of payments per each request.The man in charge of providing compensation for victims of the Gulf oil spill says he's ready to give those eligible a full six months' worth of emergency payments on a single request.

HT :Israel Matzav."Psychic" Octopus Picks Israel.'Palestinians' worldwide have declared a jihad against psychic squids, accusing them of being Zionists.

Iran stoning 'temporarily halted' by judicial chief."The verdict has been halted due to humanitarian reservations and upon the order of the honourable judiciary chief [Sadeq Larijani] and it will not be carried out for the moment."

HT :JIDF.Lawyers From 60 Countries To Sue Israel.Lawyers from 60 countries, including Indonesia, will gather in Istanbul, Turkey, from July 15-16, to prepare a legal suit against Israel for its attack on the Gaza-bound humanitarian flotilla on May 31 defending itself against terrorists Antara news agency reported.

HT:The Daily Beast.Confessions of a Shrimp Sniffer.The first line of defense against oil-tainted seafood: an old-fashioned smell test. Fresh from government sniffing school, Bill Mahan describes the odd odors protecting the public health.

Missionary forced to leave Kashmir because his schools are "too good".Fr. Jim Borst directed two successful educational facilities in Kashmir. For Predhuman Joseph Dhar, a Catholic convert from Hinduism, it is the result of "jealousy" on the part of Muslims who "can not compete with their schools”. Fr. Borst must leave the country, even though four months ago the government of Jammu and Kashmir renewed his visa until 2014.Islam a religion of tolerance? 

Crisis Awaits World’s Banks as Trillions Come Due.“There is a cliff we are racing toward — it’s huge.”

The Alliance to STOP Sharia: Part 4.Our countries already have constitutions and laws that are antithetical to sharia. This simple fact should shelter us from any attempt to introduce sharia in our societies. In theory yes, but the reality is very different, as we all can see.

Islamophobia: the CAIR Sampler. Phobia means irrational fear. Since the death of thousands nearly nine years ago, we know that fear of Islam is rational.

The Way of the Cuckoo.This is the Way of the Cuckoo. It is the way of the Muslim world, whose social stratification and heavy corruption leads to societies with limited room for advancement, even as its population continues to boom thanks to Western medicine and Islamic religion.

US should better define, counter Islamic extremism.The Obama administration's recent move to drop references to Islamic radicalism is drawing fire in a new report warning the decision ignores the role religion can play in motivating terrorists.

'Somalia link' as lethal Uganda blasts target World Cup.The blasts went off as people were watching the World Cup final.At least 64 people have died in two blasts in the Ugandan capital, Kampala.

Switzerland rejects US extradition of Roman Polanski.Swiss Justice Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf said the "restrictions on his liberty have been lifted."A Swiss official said the US cannot appeal the decision.

Captain Kickass Taking Another Day Off From Kicking Ass in The Gulf to go GolfingOne can not help but wonder ?When does he have time to go to church?“Especially when his church is at Camp David!”
Obama said he receives his daily devotional from Joshua DuBois, his director of faith and neighborhood initiatives.“That’s how I start my morning. You know, he’s got a passage, scripture, in some cases quotes from other faiths to reflect on."
Joshua Dubois, a 26-year-old Pentecostal pastor, heads the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. His mission is to connect faith-based groups to administration goals such as fostering economic recovery through job and financial-responsibility training, reducing abortions, encouraging responsible fatherhood and improving interfaith relations.

Iran's Global Terrorist Reach.The United States became painfully aware of the threat posed by global jihadism after the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. Until that day, Iranian-backed terrorist networks, such as Hezbollah, were responsible for killing more American citizens than al-Qaeda.

Libya preventing Gaddafi Jr. from joining ship.Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper reports country's authorities have restricted takeoff of private flights in bid to prevent Libyan leader's son from joining aid vessel attempting to reach Gaza.

Italian court tells Gaddafi son to pay huge hotel bill.An Italian court has ordered the third son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to pay a hotel bill of 392,000 euros ($494,000; £330,000) he has allegedly owed since 2007.

Russia says Iran moving closer to nuclear weapons"Iran is moving closer to possessing the potential which in principle could be used for the creation of nuclear weapons."

Birmingham Museum forced to delay opening of new exhibition due to security staff shortages.The controversial Heard and Not Seen show, which has received £25,000 of public cash, had been due to open to the public for the first time. The exhibition aimed to improve understanding of Islam by including a workshop where visitors were invited to wear burkhas.

'Hell is on the way'.I have a vending business here in Florida. I service manufacturing and many general businesses. All are laying off workers. I have machines that were taking in 100.00 plus dollars a week that are now doing only 5.00 per week.

Obama's debt commission warns of fiscal 'cancer'.The co-chairmen of President Obama's debt and deficit commission offered an ominous assessment of the nation's fiscal future here Sunday, calling current budgetary trends a cancer "that will destroy the country from within" unless checked by tough action in Washington.A cancer called Obama's change?

Live from the Gulf: Who are the Oil Spill Heroes?This is not Governor Blanco's Louisiana. Since Katrina, the state has reformed and refitted its ability to respond to disasters to the point that it has become a national role model in many respects.

HT:Israel Matzav.Obama Takes 'Cheap Shot' at Israelis, King Says.

Video--Beware 'lame-duck' tomfoolery after November elections.Democrats in Congress and the Obama White House are now convinced they they will lose the Congress in November--definitely the House of Representatives and possibly the Senate.

Auschwitz – the Sequel: The Genocidal Nature of Islamo-Fascism.We are at war. President Bush sadly misnamed this war, by calling it The War on Terror. In fact, it is a war between Western Civilization and Marxist-inspired Islamic Barbarians.

George Will Quotes Obama To Smack Down Liberal's Attack On Sarah Palin..Will tore Marcus apart, "On the vapidness meter, that ranks nowhere near, 'We are the ones we have been waiting for,' which was Obama's way of flattering the self-esteem of his supporters".

Palin says Obama agenda is ‘backasswards,’ defends Angle from president.“He’s got most disconnected, backasswards plan ever imposed on the country we love,” Palin said of Obama.

'Iran to deliver fuel rods next year'.Iran will complete the production of fuel rods for the Tehran Research Reactor by August next year, says the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.

Regime Change in Iran: The Fantasy That Will Not Die.The answers are Cold War answers. No imagination. No attempt to understand Iran in social, cultural or historical terms. Just a repeat of what “worked” to bring down the Soviet Union short of direct attack: isolation, inflicting economic pain, scaring the world into thinking “the enemy” is dangerous, and finally fomenting and encouraging internal dissent.

IRAN: Merchants continue to protest government's proposed tax hike.All eyes in Iran are on the bazaar, the nation's traditional marketplaces, where tensions have peaked over a proposed tax hike that has fused with other strains of discontent against the government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

MEMRI Flotilla Coverage: Turkish IHH Official Demet Tezcan: The Jews Exploit the Holocaust in the Film Industry.

Lebanese Demands to Remove the "Lebanese Women" Porn Channel from Hotbird Satellite: It Is an Affront to Lebanese Society in Its Entirety.

HT :The Daily Beast.Mel Gibson was always haunted by demons that neither money nor religion could keep at bay.

Salt Clips: Angelina Jolie Looks Like Gollum In A Wig.There was a time when I would have bought Angelina Jolie as a super-spy action hero. That time was 2002, back when she still ate food. These days she seems unsuited to play anything other than Gollum.

Russian fishermen demand an investigation into killer Nesski's 19 lake deaths in three years.Those claiming to have glimpsed the creature say it resembles the classic long-necked image of Scotland's fabled monster. It has also been called 'snake-like', while other accounts suggest a large fin and huge tail.

The Iranian Threat by Noam Chomsky.“US bombers and long range missiles are ready today to destroy 10,000 targets in Iran in a few hours,” he said