Sunday, July 25, 2010

MFS - The Other News


                         Afternoon Posting.
  • Abbas resists direct talks despite pressure from 'entire world'.Arab League set to vote on whether to endorse direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks on Thursday.Abbas told the Voice of Palestine radio that talks would be doomed without a clear framework.

  • Iran stoning case lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei's relatives arrested.The lawyer defending Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani himself faces re-arrest as his wife and brother-in-law are held by Iran authorities.Lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei's office in Tehran was ransacked, and he was interrogated in Evin prison for four hours on Saturday over his human rights activities and involvement in the case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the 43-year-old mother of two who was convicted of adultery and whose plight in Iran has drawn international attention since her children launched a campaign for her release almost a month ago.I guess Obama is to busy playing golf to say anything about human rights in Iran?

  • Top U.S. officer warns Afghan war will get worse.More NATO troops will die in Afghanistan as violence mounts over the summer, but Washington's goal of turning the tide against the insurgency by year's end is within reach, the top U.S. military officer Admiral Mike Mullen said on Sunday.

  • Afghanistan war logs: Massive leak of secret files exposes truth of occupation.Hundreds of civilians killed by coalition troop.Covert unit hunts leaders for 'kill or capture.Steep rise in Taliban bomb attacks on Nato.

  • U.S., Israel sign deal to tackle Iran long-range missiles.Defense Ministry says the Arrow III, which is still in development, could shoot down weapons of mass destruction outside the atmosphere.Israel and the United States have signed an agreement to make the Arrow II ballistic shield capable of shooting down missiles at a higher altitude, the Israeli Defense Ministry said on Sunday.

  • Wikileaks Afghanistan files: download the key incidents as a spreadsheet,more here.Key incidents from the Wikileaks Afghanistan war logs selected by Guardian writers. As a spreadsheet, with co-ordinates.


  • Two girls, six, 'found at paedophile's flat by friends and family before police swoop'.Police arrested the 56-year-old at his home in Kennington, South London, and charged him with abducting both girls and possessing indecent images.

  • Pipes: Netanyahu Should Threaten To Nuke Iran.PIPES: If I were [Israeli Prime Minister ] Netanyahu, I would say to [President Barack] Obama, “Why don’t you take out the Iranian nukes? Or else we will And we will not do it by trying to fly planes across Turkey and Syria or Jordan or Saudi Arabia. We will do it from submarine-based, tactical nuclear weapons. You don’t want that; we don’t want that; but that’s the way we can do this job for sure. You do it your way so we don’t have to escalate to that.” That would be a way of applying pressure. There are so many details which I’m not privy to. But that would be my kind of approach if I were the Israelis.

  • Ex-CIA chief: Strike on Iran seems more likely now.A former CIA director says military action against Iran now seems more likely because no matter what the U.S. does diplomatically, Tehran keeps pushing ahead with its suspected nuclear program.

  • Chavez warns of US oil cutoff in Colombia dispute.President Hugo Chavez threatened Sunday to halt oil sales to the United States if Venezuela is attacked by its U.S.-allied neighbor Colombia.

  • Video:Allen West on Islamic Fundamentalism.

  • HT:Infidelbloggers.White House backed release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi.Correspondence obtained by The Sunday Times reveals the Obama administration considered compassionate release more palatable than locking up Abdel Baset al-Megrahi in a Libyan prison.Surprised ?I've said it many times there you have Tony Blair best friend of Bush and suddenly Tony Blair is the best friend of Qaddafi he even becomes his prised advisor and he's by all chances also friends with BP,c'mon what are the odds for this happening by chance?And the same Qaddafi calls Obama his "Son" ?Of course it's Obamaproved!

  • Canadian Industry Minister Clement dives into river to rescue woman."We heard this banging," he said. "This young woman was hysterical, screaming that her friend was in the water and drowning." Clement said he rushed outdoors to the Muskoka river that runs by his house while his wife and father-in-law grabbed life-jackets. Once he arrived at the shore, Clement knew he had to act fast.Canada salutes you!Somehow i don't see Obama doing something similar?

  • Al-Qaeda in North Africa 'kills French hostage'.Al-Qaeda's North African offshoot has said it has killed a French hostage being held in Mali, in an audio statement broadcast by al-Jazeera.

  • HT:WeaselZippers.Fatwa Allows Saudi Men Studying in West to Marry an Infidel With the Intention of Divorcing Them When They are Finished…This is a public service announcement for all you Western women who want to act out against your daddy by dating Muslim men.Islam a religion of deceit?

  • A Russian milestone: 1st black elected to office.NOVOZAVIDOVO, Russia — People in this Russian town used to stare at Jean Gregoire Sagbo because they had never seen a black man. Now they say they see in him something equally rare — an honest politician.In a country where racism is entrenched and often violent, Sagbo's election as one of Novozavidovo's 10 municipal councilors is a milestone. But among the town's 10,000 people, the 48-year-old from the West African country of Benin is viewed simply a Russian who cares about his hometown.

  • Obama, The Nation Killer.The worst is yet to come because the end of the Bush tax cuts on December 31, 2010 will generate major increases in taxation that will affect all but the appalling 40% who pay no taxes at all. This isn't redistribution of wealth. It is a penalty levied on investors, entrepreneurs, and those who still have jobs.One of those policies, the president's shut-down of drilling in the Gulf, twice rejected by the courts, will add thousands more to the ranks of the unemployed without any justification.

  • HT:HinduIDF.Video: Contentious debate: Pamela Geller vs Hip Hop Rapper from "Palestine Center" on Staten Island Mosque and "Mosques in America".

  • Jordanian police nab lettuce lady during protest.An animal rights activist has caused a stir in Jordan's capital by covering herself in lettuce in a quirky attempt to persuade Middle Eastern meat lovers to go vegetarian.Tarek says she wanted Jordanians "to turn over a new leaf."

  • US Insists 'No Change in PA Status' Despite Flag Waving.Crowley said that the Obama administration “recognized its importance’ to the PLO and granted the request but insisted that “their status as a mission has not changed.”Change you can see?

  • Video:Stranded Chinese flood ship blown-up.Chinese soldiers have blown-up a stranded ship that was on a collision course with a hydro-electric dam in Sichuan province.

  • Video:On board USS George Washington in S Korea navy drill.The US and South Korea have begun a major military exercise in the Sea of Japan, despite threats of retaliation from North Korea.

  • "There she blows"...Again?Report: Arab States Would Support Israeli Strike on Iran.Arab officials from the Persian Gulf region have again been making comments to international media suggesting that they would support an Israeli military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. Speaking at a media panel in Aspen, Colorado earlier this month, Yousef Al Otaiba, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ambassador to the US, explained that “a military attack on Iran by whomever would be a disaster, but Iran with a nuclear weapon would be a bigger disaster.

  •  BP boss 'will resign within 24 hours' as oil firm expected to announce £6.5bn profits despite spill.Mr Obama and others in the federal government will pore over any details for signs that Mr Hayward, 52, has been ‘rewarded for failure’. If the details can be agreed, Mr Hayward will be paid at least £1.045m, equivalent to a year's salary, on leaving BP but is almost certain to demand more in compensation for agreeing to go for the good of the company where he has worked for 28 years.

  •  Video:The Truth About the Flotilla.Activist when we went on the first convoy i wanted to be a Martyr.

  • Geithner favors allowing some tax cuts to expire.Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said that allowing tax cuts for the wealthy to expire would be "the responsible thing to do."More here

  • Putin rides Harley Davidson at motorcycle show.Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin rides Harley Davidson Lehman Trike decorated with Russian and Ukrainian national flags as he arrives for the meeting with motorbikers at their camp near Sevastopol in Ukraine's Crimea Peninsula on Saturday, July 24, 2010.

  • Obama Names Medicaid Chief Who Backs Anti-Israel Doctors.Republicans, and some Democrats, are in an uproar over President Barack Obama’s naming a Medicare chief who backs socialized medicine-and an anti-Israel physicians’ group. The appointment of Donald Berwick, who is heavily involved in the anti-Israel Physicians for Human Rights organization, was made without going through the usual process of securing confirmation by the Senate.

  • HT:PajamasMedia:Iran and the Plot to Blow Up JFK Airport.You may recall that back in 2007, some arrests were made in New York City in connection with a terrorist plan to blow up fuel tanks at Kennedy Airport. Now, three years later, the trial is on, and you can read about it – indeed you must read about it — in the — get this! — local news section of the New York Times.But it’s tucked away under local news instead of appearing on the front page, for reasons best left to the editors (although I have a pretty good guess about the main reason).

  • Love Parade is permanently cancelled after drama in Duisburg,more here.The Love Parade will never be organized, as has one of the organizers of the event explained.A day earlier nineteen were killed when a panic arose in the crowd during the festival in Duisburg.Meanwhile, the prosecutor opened an investigation against unknown persons for "manslaughter".

  • Heat wave and storms continue amid flood cleanup.Large parts of the United States faced extreme weather on Sunday, with temperatures in the capital and Southeast coastal areas forecast to be near or above 100 degrees F (38 degrees C) and strong thunderstorms likely in the mid-Atlantic and Ohio Valley regions.

  • Missing U.S. Sailor Is Dead, Taliban Says.Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, says a massive search is under way to find the two U.S. Navy sailors missing since Friday, but declined to comment on reports that the Taliban has killed one and is holding the other.

  • Big Fight Ahead on Expiration of Bush Tax Cuts.An epic fight is brewing over what Congress and President Obama should do about the expiring Bush tax cuts, with such substantial economic and political consequences that it could shape the fall elections and fiscal policy for years to come.

  • HT:Eye on the World.Jordanian machine-guns his 16-year-old niece after she was sexually assaulted.Cleansing the family's "Dishonor" Jordanian style.

  •  A must read !Settled science: Can everyplace really be warming much faster than everyplace else?

MFS - The Other News


                      Morning Posting.

  • Obama White House governs from a parallel universe.So put it together. Obama will show he's got the jobs shortage in hand by doing a photo-op at a plant run by an automaker that is lifting the U.S. economy having never taken a penny of bailout cash. Then, a fundraising appearance with an individual who has profited repeatedly by gaming the financial system -- the very reason that Obama said he simply had to impose sweeping financial-market reform on the Wall Streeters earlier this week.

  • Obama Administration: Redistribution of Wealth Power.As I see it, the strategic balance is evaporating before our very eyes. The nation’s nuclear deterrent is aging and has not been tested in decades.

  • Video:Dam Fails in Iowa; Massive Flooding.A dam on an eastern Iowa lake suffered a "catastrophic" failure Saturday, sending a massive amount of water into nearby communities and forcing residents to flee, officials said.

  • Russia's Putin sings with expelled agents.Vladimir Putin says he met with the Russian spies who were expelled from the United States, joining them in a patriotic song and promising them good jobs and a bright future back in their homeland.

  • British tourists among hundreds evacuated after wildfire threatens oil refinery in southern France.Terrified Britons were among thousands of holidaymakers evacuated from campsites after a wildfire rage through the south of France this weekend.


  • Iran will react if ships inspected: Ahmadinejad.Iran will react swiftly if its commercial shipping or aviation are subjected to inspection, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday.

  • Mexican Drug Cartel Seize Texas Ranches; Laredo Police: We Can’t Say Anything!Earlier incidents of Mexican military helicopters sighted in South Texas include possibility local authorities were muzzled by higher-ups.

  • Resolution Green-Lighting Israeli Strikes on Iran Introduced by House Republicans.Nearly a third of House Republicans have signed onto the resolution, which has been publicly discussed and circulated by its lead sponsor, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), for months. The National Iranian American Council is leading calls to oppose the measure, urging those concerned to demand that House Republican Leader John Boehner denounce the resolution.

  • Hezbollah Looks for a Shield From Indictments’ Sting.For more than five years, much of Lebanese politics has seemed to revolve around a single question: Who killed Rafik Hariri?

  • Loganswarning:Whining Pro-Sharia Muslim Threatens to Sue Me and More.I would like to thank these Muslims for proving my point about the threat of Islam, over and over.

  • The 'unravelling relationship' between Russia and Iran.Russia and Iran seemed to be good friends, but in recent weeks the relationship has unravelled.

  • **UPDATED**Video: Laredo Texas on Lockdown as Reports Claim Mexican Drug War Crosses Border.

  • CNN anchors attack the scourge of anonymity.This is the same Kyra Phillips responsible for one of the more disgusting television moments of the last decade. In April, 2003, she interviewed the doctor treating Ali Abbas, a 12-year-old Iraqi boy who had just lost 15 relatives, including his father, pregnant mother and three siblings, as well as both of his arms, in an errant American missile strike on the Baghdad suburb where he lived. While this child had burns all over his body, some of them infected, putting him in constant pain, Phillips asked his doctor this question:"Doctor, does he understand why this war took place? Has he talked about Operation Iraqi Freedom and the meaning? Does he understand it?" "Andrew Breitbart is a lot of things, but 'anonymous' is none of them.

  • Iran:Jailed Journalist Says He Was 'Dishonored' In Prison.The family says Tajik, who was arrested 40 days ago, told his sister during a prison visit that he has been "disgraced" in the presence of a deputy prosecutor and an interrogator.

  • BP chief Tony Hayward 'negotiating exit deal'.BP's chief executive Tony Hayward has been negotiating the terms of his exit from the company, the BBC has learnt.A formal announcement is likely within the next 24 hours.

  • Staten Island mosque canceled by church vote.The contract between the church and MAS, which was drawn up without input from the parish members or the community, stipulated the mosque could not be constructed without approval from the church’s board of trustees.

  • 19 crushed to death and more than 300 injured after mass panic at Germany's Love Parade.Crush began after 'police tried to restrict access to area' .Revellers attempted to climb walls to escape scene. At least 80 others injured, 20 in serious condition.

  • Turkey, Iran, Brazil to discuss nuclear swap deal.You scratch my back i'll scratch your back?How many nuclear weapons can you build with 120 Kg high- enriched uranium?

  • Police Muslim forum headed by Islamic extremist.An Islamic extremist who has described al-Qaeda as a "myth" and justified the killing of British troops in Iraq has been chosen as the main link between the Metropolitan Police and the Muslim community.Has this world gone completely insane? The Inmates Are Running the Asylum.

  • HT:WeaselZippers.New Jersey: Judge Rules Husband Didn’t Sexually Assault His Wife Based on Sharia LawThis is messed up, big time…Cultural Defense Accepted as to Nonconsensual Sex in New Jersey Trial Court, Rejected on Appeal .Do i hear any angry  women rights organisations?......Silence?

  • War has begun: TNM says secession is necessary to protect Texans now.“Once again, the failure of the United States government to fulfill its Constitutional duty of defending our border from invasion goes to point out the most compelling reason Texas must be independent – we must have the ability to defend ourselves,TNM President Daniel Miller said. “If necessary, Texas Governor Rick Perry must act unilaterally at this point to move Texas’ military forces to the border to defend our citizens.”

  • White House dispatches Florida team to contain spill's political backlash.The White House has quietly launched an effort to confront the political backlash along the Gulf Coast over its handling of the BP oil spill.Now it's the "Obama cleanup"?

  • British girls undergo horror of genital mutilation despite tough laws.Female circumcision will be inflicted on up to 2,000 British schoolgirls during the summer holidays – leaving brutal physical and emotional scars. Yet there have been no prosecutions against the practice.Survivors talk about the traumatic effect female genital mutilation has on their lives.WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS DISTRESSING AND DISTURBING IMAGES.

  • Burka-ban MP faces court threat from human rights group.Lawyers for human rights organisation Liberty have written to Philip Hollobone insisting that the Equality Act obliges him to avoid discrimination.

  • HT:IsraelMatzav.Change we must believe in.Caroline Glick argues that it's time for Israeli policymakers to accept reality. Among other things, as I did, she calls for the cancellation of the sale of Heron drones to Turkey (the final four are scheduled to be delivered next month).

  • The Craziest Religions Ever.He did mushrooms with a Druid woman, practiced a number of Eastern theologies, went on Christian spiritual weekend retreats, attended New Age lectures, ate matzoh ball soup in a Jewish sukkah, and met a medicine man in the mountains of Baja, California.Ok....that should do it?

  • Birds force Kings of Leon from St. Louis stage."Jared (Followill) was hit several times during the first two songs," Mendelsohn said of the band's bassist."It's not only disgusting -- it's a toxic health hazard. They really tried to hang in there."Do birds have musical taste?

  •  Africa's Men Fight for Women's Rights.Man Up, a provocative campaign to convince men to fight violence against women, kicked off in South Africa during the World Cup.

  • The Pentagon's New Disservice to Veterans.Recently, the Pentagon was called out by me and by others for failing to get its new brain trauma facility in Bethesda fully up and running. Now they've responded to our criticisms—with typical Byzantine bureaucracy and towering ineptitude.

  • Antarctic octopuses found with cold-resistant venom.Researchers have discovered four new species of octopus in Antarctica with venom that works at sub-zero temperatures."We want to see what cool and wonderful new venom components we can find out of these venoms that would be useful in drug development."

  • Meteor:"Fresh" Crater Found in Egypt; Changes Impact Risk?One of the best preserved craters yet found on Earth, the Kamil crater was initially discovered in February during a survey of satellite images on Google Earth. Researchers think the crater formed within the past couple thousand years.

  • Police to experiment with blinding 'Dazer Laser'?Perhaps "Don't Dazer Laser me, bro" doesn't quite trip off the tongue. However, police in the Northwest may soon be experimenting with the Dazer Laser, a tool which, well, shoots, blinds, and disorients.The Dazer Laser is a gun that emits a green light at suspects and causes them to temporarily lose their sight and wonder whether they might have been transported to an alternative galaxy.
  • In pictures: New sea creatures found on Barrier Reef.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

MFS - The Other News



                      Afternoon Posting.


Calls for Christian Minister Bhatti to resign.The Minister condemned last Monday’s murder of two Christian brothers. Islamic cleric says killing someone accused of blasphemy is justified, demands Bhatti resign because he criticised the misuse of the blasphemy law.Since when does accused mean guilty?

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia : OK to uncover face in anti-burqa countries.A popular Saudi cleric said Saturday it is permissible for Muslim women to reveal their faces in countries where the Islamic veil is banned to avoid harassment, while deploring the effort to outlaw the garment in France.

Policing the Sharia Enclaves of Europe.The French have an official bureaucratic designation for these malignant urban neighborhoods: zones urbaines sensibles (“sensitive urban zones”), abbreviated ZUS. France has evolved a complex administrative regimen for dealing with these dangerous banlieues.
In English they are commonly referred to as “no-go zones”, highlighting the fact that white people — or at least non-Muslim white people — are not welcome within them. No one who enters such a zone can expect to be protected by the state. Often the fire brigade and ambulance services refuse to enter such areas without a police escort, and the police themselves stay away unless they have a compelling reason to go in — plus plenty of backup.

Hysterical Lohan thrown in isolation cell: Inmates.The newspaper quoted three inmates saying the actress and singer began screaming and wailing Friday when other prisoners started chanting "fire crotch" at her, a reference to Lohan's relationship with female DJ Sam Ronson.

HT:Diggersrealm.Breaking: Multiple ranches in Laredo Texas taken over by los Zetas.The bloodbath continues along our southern border and now word is coming in that Los Zetas, the highly trained killers formerly with the Gulf Cartel, have crossed into the United States and taken over at least two ranches in the Laredo, Texas area.

HT:AstuteBloggers.Surprise!Research: "More chance of violence by Muslim boys".Must be the bedtime stories about killing infidels?

Debate Among Saudi Scholars: Are the Dark-Eyed Virgins For Sensual Pleasure?What if you prefere green eyed virgins?

President Barack Obama criticized Republicans on Saturday for supporting economic policies that "created this mess in the first place" as he tried to raise election-year doubts about his opponents."I am confident that we are finally headed in the right direction," Obama said.Yeah for all i know it might even be a succes like Iraq?

Gaza militants may be firing a new type of rocket into Israel, police say.Police officials investigate the possibility that a rocket fired into Israel over the weekend is of a new, and more precise type.

Obama and Boehner square off again over parties' jobs plans.“Out-of-touch and unable to sell his agenda in the face of near-double-digit unemployment, President Obama is resorting to partisan attacks, rather than working with Republicans to help the American people, who are asking, ‘where are the jobs?’” said Boehner in a statement.

HT:WeaselZippers:Video:Radical Van Jones Tells Netroots the “U.S. is Not Malawi”; U.S. Has Plenty of Money for Radical Social Agenda.Here is video of former radical Obama “Green Jobs” Czar telling the 2010 Netroots Convention that the U.S. has no lack of money to accomplish the radical social agenda and “Change” they want to bring to America.

HT:HotAir.Revealed: The Obama Donor List.

Iran officials: U.S., Israel wouldn't dare attempt a military strike.Former Iran navy chief says U.S. ships would be 'morsels for Iran to target'; finance official says Tehran will halt trade with countries that impose recent UN sanctions.

Updated !10 killed, 15 injured after stampede at Love Parade.German police say that 10 people were killed and 15 others injured when mass panic broke out in a tunnel at the Love Parade.

Calvin, is Islam a Religion or a Political Movement?It’s time to stop regarding Islam as though it’s a religion. It’s not. The “faith” practiced as written and following the example of its founder is a totalitarian political program seeking world domination. That’s always been the core of what Islam is all about. The “religious practices” inherent in the ideology are mere window dressing.

Big Peace Exclusive Interview: Col. Allen West.In this video, Allen discusses: (a) The Ground Zero Mosque; (b) Russia & Peace Through Strength, (c) Border Security; (d) Ron Paul, Barney Frank & the Slashing of Our Defenses; and (e) ‘COIN,’ Hearts & Minds.

BP stalling payments to oil spill victims - Feinberg.British energy giant BP Plc is holding up payments to economic victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Kenneth Feinberg, administrator of a $20 billion compensation fund, said on Saturday.

Video:Mass grave in northern Mexico contains 38 bodies.Come to Mexico for holidays?Yeah whateva!

Iranian Opposition Leader Slams Guardians Council.Karrubi said the Guardians Council should be held accountable not only for the "mass disqualification of candidates in elections," but also for "the way it has held elections."

The"Never ending Story":Why Oksana Started Taping Mel.On February 18, we're told Mel became insanely jealous ... allegedly accusing Oksana of having an affair with her landscaper.The day Mel decided to quit smoking.

Why I Wear The Hijab or don't !In this special video collection, women from six countries explain why they do (or do not) wear the hijab.

MFS - The Other News


                Morning Posting.

Obama coup nears completion--only one brick left before free society crumbles.These are highly dangerous times. And the thing that multiplies the danger is that the regime knows it has lost favor with the public. As Obama's approval ratings plummet, the desperation skyrockets. And desperate people, particularly the power-hungry, do desperate things when they are threatened. We can expect a very rocky road ahead over the next few months.Get set. There is very real danger in the very NEAR future

Massive tax hikes coming in January.While many American voters hope that the mid-term elections will result in a new, more fiscally responsible Congress in 2011, there is a very big "gotcha" sitting out there that will kick in on January 1, 2011.

Iran's interest to maintain and boost ties with Russia.Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has revealed plans by the United States and Israel to attack two of Iran's allies in the Middle East.

HT:WeaselZippers.Three paintings depicting pigs have been pre-emptively removed from a hospital in Leerdam because they might offend Muslims.This painting also has a pig in it maybe to be on the safe side they should hide it also?Or even better burn it?

TANCREDO: The case for impeachment.Obama has violated his oath of office over immigration.To Mr. Obama, the rule of law is a mere inconvenience to be ignored, overcome or "transcended" through international agreements or "norms."Mr. Obama's paramount goal, as he so memorably put it during his campaign in 2008, is to "fundamentally transform America." He has not proposed improving America - he is intent on changing its most essential character.Yes, Mr. Obama is a more serious threat to America than al Qaeda. We know that Osama bin Laden and followers want to kill us, but at least they are an outside force against whom we can offer our best defense. But when a dedicated enemy of the Constitution is working from the inside, we face a far more dangerous threat. Mr. Obama can accomplish with the stroke of his pen what bin Laden cannot accomplish with bombs and insurgents.

Rallies for Iranian woman sentenced to death.Rallies are being held around the world to highlight the continued imprisonment of an Iranian woman sentenced to death for adultery.

White House predicts record $1.47 trillion deficit.The new estimates paint a grim unemployment picture as the economy experiences a relatively jobless recovery. The unemployment rate, presently averaging 9.5 percent, would average 9 percent next year under the new estimates.I think an unemployment rate of 11-12 % will be more realistic in the future!

A slave to greed: Oil, the great god money and what unites Iraq invasion, BP and Blair to handing terrorist back to Libya.Now it has emerged that Tony Blair plotted to hand a convicted terrorist - the worst in modern British history - to a vicious tyrant in exchange for access to oil for British corporations.Just like i always claimed on this blog in the past.

Trustees decline to change portrayal of Islam.FOUNTAIN VALLEY- Schools in the Fountain Valley district will not change the way they portray Islamic history to 7th-graders.

North Korea declares "sacred war" on U.S. and South.North Korea said on Saturday it would begin a "sacred war" against the United States and South Korea at "any time necessary" based on its nuclear deterrent, in response to "reckless" military exercises by the allies.

Video:From JournoList to Shirley Sherrod: The Left’s Default Response Is Fascism.When the Left threatens the 1st Amendment, it’s not hyperbole and it’s not a joke. If they had the power to do it, they would do it. And they’re driving to obtain the power and already have the bill written — the Orwellian named Fairness Doctrine.

HT:LegalInsurection.Expect Obama To Nullify Effect Of Arizona Court Ruling.Call it nullification. Or better yet, willful disregard of the law.

Soros-Funded ‘Catholics United’ To Spend $500K Promoting ‘Pro-Life Democrats’.

Don't Cry For Me, America.In 1916, a new president was elected. Hipólito Irigoyen had formed a party called The Radicals under the banner of "fundamental change" with an appeal to the middle class.

German Muslim official – Mind your dhimmi manners, Media!You vill obey the rules of Mohamed und you vill spread our taquiyyah!A plan by Germany’s first high-level Muslim official to teach manners to the media triggered a storm of outrage Friday, with news editors accusing her of censorship.

Judge faces anti-Semitism probe after speech attacking Israel helps free arms factory protesters.Summing up in the criminal damage trial, he compared Israel to the Nazi regime and accused the country of ignoring international law.

HT:MotherJones.1/3 of Counties Face Water Shortage Due to Climate Change.Water Supply Sustainability by 2050 With Climate Change.

Hidden Danger: How The GOP Could Kill Health Reform Without Repealing It.But if they do retake the House, even by a slim margin, they could still make a great deal of mischief, effectively sentencing Obama's history-making accomplishment to death by 1000 cuts.

Lesbian vicar has ruined my life says bull-breeder 'lover' (who's now moving in with priest's husband).OMG this kind of stuff you can't even make up!

Ancient woman suggests diverse migration.The female is known as "La Mujer de las Palmas," or "The Woman of the Palms," after the sinkhole cave near the Caribbean resort of Tulum where her remains were found by divers and recovered in 2002.A scientific reconstruction of one of the oldest sets of human remains found in the Americas appears to support theories that the first people who came to the hemisphere migrated from a broader area than once thought, researchers say.

Friday, July 23, 2010

MFS - The Other News


                 Afternoon Posting.

HT:IsraelMatzav.Video:July 20, 2010 (Tisha b'Av): Turkish activists at Washington embassy give Hitler salute.

Power cut in Sharjah as temperatures hit a hellish 45° C.Power outages caused by excess demand are creating hell for the city’s residents. There is not enough fuel to run the power plants without regular cuts. Night and day, people seek solace in their air-conditioned cars. Without traffic lights, driving has come to a virtual standstill. Without power, offices are dark and computers are off.

Tom Tancredo: Impeach Obama! Fox News: That's Ridiculous (VIDEO)."Well you may think so," Tancredo said. "I don't."Neighter do i!

UN Command Criticizes N. Korea Over Ship Sinking.Military Command Calls Sinking of South Korean Vessel a Violation of Armistice.

North Korea warns of nuclear 'sacred war'.North Korea says it will use its "nuclear deterrent" in response to joint US-South Korean military exercises this weekend.

Mel Gibson: 'I Want Jew Blood On My Hands,' Oksana Claims.Oksana claimed that Mel was angry TMZ had broken the story of his 2006 anti-Semitic rant, had Harvey followed to the gym at 4 a.m. and planned to have him kidnapped and left in the desert to die with broken kneecaps.She should be a script writer?

(Quietly) Obama Upgrades PLO's Diplomatic Status.U.S. upgrades status of Palestinian mission in Washington.Move raises PLO representation to “delegation.” Now able to fly the Palestinian flag.Obama's latest move therefore speaks volumes.Maybe next week he'll invite a few more rabbis to perform to them the art of Al-taqiyya!


Video:MSNBC Host: ‘I Busted My Ass For Obama’."I'm really sorry that Glenn Beck's going blind because I think it's a travesty he's not gonna see the country he's trying to destroy."

Price to attend Obama's birthday bash: $30,000.Does it come with a legal copy of his birth certificate?Soon he'll have to pay this for anyone to come!

Video:Construction of Flight 93 Memorial Underway.Heavy equipment began excavations for the Flight 93 National Memorial. The first phase of construction will be complete for the dedication on September 11, 2011.Another Mosque being build under our noses?

Navy braces for Lebanese flotilla.A ship with women, journalists ready to sail from Tripoli.Two ships are expected to depart Tripoli on either Friday or Saturday to try and break the blockade. One of the ships is carrying women and the other is carrying journalists.“They want to purposely create a provocation,” one defense official said. “These are also relatively fast ships which means that once they leave, they will be near Gaza fairly quickly.”

Judge tells former media mogul Black to stay in U.S.Federal District Judge Amy St. Eve, who oversaw Black's original trial, demanded the Canadian-born Black provide a thorough accounting of his assets before she would consider his request to go to Toronto to attend to his ailing wife, Barbara Amiel Black. She was beside him in court."I need additional information," St. Eve said. "There's a lot of uncertainty" about Black's assets.Black's lawyer, Miguel Estrada, repeated that his client, a former millionaire and the scion of a Canadian brewing family, did not have assets available to him because a Canadian court injunction has frozen them.As a result, a businessman had to step forward to guarantee his bond.

CNN Host Calls for Crackdown on 'Bloggers' in Wake of Sherrod Incident: 'Something’s Going to Have to be Done Legally'.Should there be a "gatekeeper" regulating internet bloggers? In the aftermath of the Shirley Sherrod incident, that's what CNN promoted on July 23.

Satellite spies vast algal bloom in Baltic Sea ,astonishing picture.The potentially toxic bloom, covering 377,000 sq km, could pose a risk to marine life in the region, warn scientists.Talk about Biblical proportions!

Bogus ‘Obama Mom’ Grants Lure Students."Barack Obama has made the pledge to help moms go back to school while the government pays for it,"

Muslim women 'refused bus ride' over veil.Two students claim London bus driver told them, ''I am not going to take you on the bus because you two are a threat'.Now they know how blind people feel when kicked of the bus because of their guide dog!

India unveils prototype for $35 touch-screen computer.Nice picture.

HT:WeaselZippers.Slacker-in-Chief hearts Fridays.But by God, he will NOT rest until the Gulf is cleaned up and Americans have jobs!Guidelines for Muslims on friday.

Updated:Workers at BP spill site get ready for evacuation.Relief well work has been suspended for at least 10-12 days, BP says.

Holocaust Survivors Blast French Rail's U.S. Pursuits.Holocaust survivors have long taken aim at the French national railway, which transported some 75,000 Jews to death camps during World War II. And now they're asking a court to stop the company from running trains in the U.S.

Sister of Mel Gibson's ex under suspicion.THR exclusive: Sources close to the case say prosecutors are examining her role in the audiotape leaks.If Natalie Grigorieva is found to have brokered the deal at the behest of her sister, it's possible the judge could find the Russian singer in contempt of court. The elder Grigorieva also could face extortion charges based on a text and e-mails she sent to Gibson.

First details on China oil spill's cause emerge.The first details emerged Friday on the cause of China's largest reported oil spill, while environmentalists urged the government to do more to warn local residents of potential danger, saying children are playing still off nearby beaches.

How to Create a Crisis and Steal a Nation.Even small children know how to get what they want by creating a crisis. Witness any "temper tantrum." My wife and I teach parenting skills. One of our sayings which we recommend to parents when dealing with a child's "crisis strategy" is: "Poor planning on your part does not constitute a crisis on my part. No, you can't borrow $20 because you are broke, even if you did promise to take Betty Lou to the movies tonight." The child did not get their way. A similar "No!" needs to be said to adult politicians who have created a crisis to get their way.

'Red Terror' Mass Grave Found In St. Petersburg.Archeologists working at the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg have discovered some 100 bone fragments that they say are part of a mass grave from the Red Terror of 1918, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

The shocking moment a bison charges a woman in a U.S. park - as she films the whole thing.A close look at the footage shows that someone threw a stick at it right before it attacked.A "Stupid Cow" "Idiot"attacked by a bison?

When lightning strikes once, twice... 42 TIMES in one place (all in just half an hour).Zeus must be running out of lightning bolts if this image is anything to go by.Flashes of light illuminate Athens like a forest of electricity in the middle of an incredible storm. Meanwhile waterdrops tumbling from the drainpipe at the top of the image appear 'still' as they are instantly illuminated in the glare.

What happened when a woman driver tried to park her car as she stopped to admire the view - but forgot to put the handbrake on.

Shackled and shoeless in the streets, the tragic victims of a police crackdown on prostitution in China.But the images of the girls being frogmarched down the Guangzhou road - with their shoes removed to stop them running away - have shocked many in China.An outraged Chinese woman named Wan Yu took the images on her mobile phone and posted on the web

World Cup Octopus Surfaces In New Movie.Filming of the black comedy, The Murder of Paul the Octopus, has already finished in South Africa and post-production work is well under way.

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IDF expects Hizbullah to target roads.Fearing massive missile fire on main roads and bases in a future war with Hizbullah and Syria, the IDF will in the near future test its ability to move assets and platforms throughout the country and into enemy territory during a conflict.

Augusta State U threatens to expel student unless she abandons Christian beliefs.Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund filed suit against Augusta State University Wednesday on behalf of a counseling student told that her Christian beliefs are unethical and incompatible with the prevailing views of the counseling profession.

North Korea vows 'physical response' to US exercise.North Korea has promised a "physical response" to joint US-South Korean military exercises this weekend.

Mentally-ill Pakistan 'blasphemer' is released.A court in Pakistan has ordered the release of a mentally-ill woman who was charged with desecrating the Koran, the Muslim holy book, in 1996.

HT:JIDF.CNN: Facebook Admits to Automated Censoring of anti-Islam Material."The note in question did not violate our content standards but was removed by an automated system," Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes said in the statement....

300 Things You Should Know About Islam.A very complete oversight of Islam ,a MUST read!

The Muslim Mosque: A State Within A State.THE KABAH IN MECCA WAS NOT BUILT AS AN ISLAMIC MOSQUE. It was an ancient temple that had been shared by polytheists, Christians, Jews, and Hindus, honoring 360 different deities. In 630 A.D. the Kabah was captured by Islam in its military invasion and conquest of Mecca.

I witnessed Obama worshipping at Jeremiah Wright’s church.There were five Sundays in the month of July 2007. I attended services at TUCC six times that month.

The Billionaire Pedophile's Sex Den.Erotic massages, sex toys, and a questionable $1 million deal—Conchita Sarnoff reveals new details about the compulsions of Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire with a desire for under-aged girls.

DEFEND OUR MARINES.Haditha Incident Commander.Speaks Out for the First Time."I had a feeling there was an agenda.” – Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani, USMC (Ret.)

State Department to field private army?McClatchy Newspapers has published an article detailing the planned quasi-army that will answer directly to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

White House Emails Show More Extensive Improper Contact With Google.Big Brother in overdrive?

Right-wing group clashes with Muslims in Luton.Scores of police had to break up clashes between members of the right-wing English Defence League (EDL) and Muslims in Luton town centre on Thursday.Carroll had objected to Muslim demonstrators who had shouted abuse at British soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment, during a homecoming parade in the town in March last year.They had shouted "British soldiers go to hell" and called them "butchers of Basra".

Al-Arabiya Director Calls Nuclear IranMost Dangerous Threat That is Facing Our Region in 100 Years’.“(W)hat is truly wrong is the reluctance of our politicians to express their opinions and concerns towards the most dangerous threat that is facing our region in a hundred years,” Al-Rashid

Judge weighs Ariz. immigration law.A federal judge is considering taking a scalpel to Arizona’s new state immigration-enforcement law, carving out certain provisions of the controversial measure while allowing other parts of the legislation to take effect as scheduled next week.

HT:JIDF.MYTH: Before the Re-Establishment of Israel, Jews and Muslims Lived in Peace.

International Court declares: secession is legal.Thursday’s ruling by the International Court of Justice in The Hague on whether the 2008 secession from Serbia by Kosovo violated international law takes a bite out of statists’ arguments against secession by Texas.

Saudi Scholars Debate Whether You Get It On With Virgins in Heaven.You’d think if a terrorist was going to die in combat for sex they’d at least demand a girl that had some experience on her resume.What if there was a translation fault and it turns out there are 72 nuns instead?

India develops world's cheapest "laptop" at $35.India's Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal this week unveiled the low-cost computing device that is designed for students, saying his department had started talks with global manufacturers to start mass production.

Sister monument to Stonehenge may have been found.Scientists scouring the area around Stonehenge said Thursday they have uncovered a circular structure only a few hundred meters (yards) from the world famous monument.But Tim Darvill, a professor of archaeology at Bournemouth University in southern England, expressed skepticism, saying he believed it was more likely a barrow, or prehistoric tomb.

German Conservative Politicians Recommend IQ Tests for Immigrants.“We need to establish criteria that really benefit our country. In addition to adequate training and professional qualifications, intelligence should also be taken into account. I am in favour of intelligence tests,”

As credit card holders play it safe, issuers increase non-penalty service fees.After the recession forced credit card companies to purge their rosters of the riskiest loans, the industry is facing a new problem: customers who are too good.

More on the Vatican's secret secret.At the heart of the Vatican's policy on child abuse was a document which equated it with any kind of gay sex whatsoever.

Wooden "Stonehenge" Emerges From Prehistoric Ohio. Timber circles, like U.K. monument, aligned to summer solstice, study reveals.Just northeast of Cincinnati, Ohio, a sort of wooden Stonehenge is slowly emerging as archaeologists unearth increasing evidence of a 2,000-year-old ceremonial site.

Mayan King's Tomb Found in Guatemala.Archaeologists digging in Guatemala’s jungle-covered Peten region have discovered a Mayan royal tomb packed with a hoard of carvings, ceramics and children's bones.

What does this molten metal falling from the sky tell us?I investigated a series of incidents in which a huge amount of molten metal mysteriously fell from the sky. I subsequently tracked down and interviewed most of the witnesses to this unusual event. Here below is the longer version of the narrative that I prepared for the magazine.

Coral reefs suffer mass bleaching. Coral reefs are suffering widespread damage in what is set to be one of the worst years ever for the delicate and beautiful habitats.

Israeli Study: Smoking is a Habit, Not an Addiction.Everyone has been assuming it’s an addiction for years, but now compelling new research from Israel suggests that smokers find it hard to give up cigarettes because they are a habit, not an addiction.

Tutankhamun – the secrets of the tomb go online.Howard Carter spent years documenting the thousands of artefacts from Tutankhamun's tomb. Now, thanks to the efforts of an Oxford archaeologist, this remarkable archive of pictures and notes can be viewed online.

World's strongest beer is 110 proof,more here.The "End of History" is upon us, and it's inside a stuffed squirrel.Fortunately, the End of History is a beer, not the end of the world, but quaffing more than a little of the 55 percent alcohol concoction might make imbibers think otherwise. And the $762 price tag is enough create a personal budgetary apocalypse.

In the wild and in the lab, octopuses exhibit remarkable behavior that hints at sophisticated intelligence. Should they be treated differently from other animals?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

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                 Afternoon Posting.

A Muslim Soldier.“We Muslims are one community.We are not divided.” His remarks highlight the danger that the Islamist ideology represents to the United States. The Shahzads of the world do not go to sleep one night a normal citizen in corporate America working for the Affinion Group and wake up the next morning a traitorous jihadist adhering to a radical ideology.

U.S. upgrades status of Palestinian mission in Washington.Though still short of full diplomatic recognition, move raises representation to level of PLO missions in many European countries and Canada.Is it clear enough on who's side Obama is?

BP accused of 'buying academic silence'.The head of the American Association of Professors has accused BP of trying to "buy" the best scientists and academics to help its defence against litigation after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Obamas Plan Brief Gulf Coast Vacation.Anyone taking bets on a hurricane that period?

Video:Matt Simmons Says Gulf Clean Up Will Cost Over $1 Trillion, Sees BP At $1, Says “We Have Now Killed The GoM”.

Explosive “No Mosque at Ground Zero” Video.

Some Internet porn sites in China now accessible.Word leaked out slowly, spread by Web-savvy folks on Twitter: Internet porn that once was blocked by Chinese government censors was now openly available.In short "Yu no longer Phukt".

Saudi man chains his son in the basement for six years because he is 'possessed by an evil female genie'.Real "Genius"!

Weather Channel warns residents as the hurricane moves INLAND it will pick up particles of oil; Oil on electrical wires and trees.

Obama approval at all-time low: imagine how low it would be if the media actually did their job.You would think this would be front page news because we were bombarded by the mainstream media with how poorly President Bush was doing in his second term. Of course a quick search of all the mainstream media’s web sites (CNN, MSNBC, CBS, and ABC) resulted in not one mention of the president’s dismal ratings.

Obama 'regrets' sacking of official Shirley Sherrod.President Barack Obama has called agriculture official Shirley Sherrod to express "his regret" over her recent sacking.

HT:Weasels Zippers.Stone Age Carving or Ancient Sex Toy?Sex toys have come a long way since the Stone Age -- but then again, perhaps not as much as we might think.Last week, an excavation in Sweden turned up an object that bears the unmistakable look of a penis carved out of antler bone. Though scientists can't be sure exactly what this tool was used for, it's hard not to leap to conclusions.

HT:Weasels Zippers.Sarah Palin’s Facebook Post Attacking Ground Zero Mosque Mysteriously Deleted After Leftist Campaign to Brand it “Hate Speech”…A spokesman for Facebook, Andrew Noyes, said the company was looking into the matter:

HT:Blazing Cat fur.Gay Zombies vs. Mohammed!Men are being forced into marriage because they are gay or bisexual, or because their families suspect that they are." (I bet QuAIA are right on this)

Homeland Security delays FOIA requests for political reasons.If this is what Barack Obama meant by transparency and openness, time for the president to invest in a good dictionary.In fact, the government agency has refocused the spotlight on the requesters themselves.The good old USSR practices?

Peres slams 'anti-Israeli majority' in UN.Israeli President Shimon Peres hit out at what called an "anti-Israeli" majority in the United Nations following criticism of Israel's recent raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship.

Gaza smugglers cut underground Egyptian steel wall.The smugglers who sneak consumer goods, cash and weapons into the blockaded Gaza Strip have cut hundreds of holes in an underground steel wall Egypt is building along the border to try to stop them, two Egyptian security officials said Thursday.

Canadian woman denied government job because of race.A stay-at-home mother trying to re-enter the workforce after nine years away says she can’t understand why the federal government would stop her from applying for a job simply because she is white.

Tropical storm warning for site of BP oil spill.BP workers in the Gulf of Mexico have stopped drilling a relief well and are preparing to evacuate the oil spill site as a tropical depression nears.As we already mentioned yesterday!

Desmond Tutu: George Bush Cared More About Black People Than Obama…HAVING met President Obama, I’m confident that he’s a man of conscience who shares my commitment to bringing hope and care to the world’s poor. But I am saddened by his decision to spend less than he promised to treat AIDS patients in Africa.

HT:Politico.Shirley Sherrod: I want to speak to Obama."I know he's African-American or part African-American and many of us are not totally black in our genes. I'm one of them. But when you get down to where the rubber meets the road, I think he needs to understand a little more of what life is like at that level."

White House Spent $23M of Taxpayer Money to Back Kenyan Constitution That Legalizes Abortion, GOP Reps Say.A Republican lawmaker is accusing the White House of “unconscionable” and “illegal” acts for its role in Kenya's referendum on a new constitution, which would legalize abortion in the country for the first time.“Under no circumstances should the U.S. government take sides,” Smith said at a news conference Wednesday. “Yet that is precisely what the Obama administration has done.”

Demjanjuk ordered to appear in German court.A German judge for the first time ordered John Demjanjuk to appear in court after the 90-year-old's health issues caused the cancellation of sessions in his trial over allegations that he was a guard at the Nazis' Sobibor death camp.

Canada's First Female Pashtun Senator Seeks To Improve Women's Lives."The only thing that disturbs me is why the schools are being destroyed in the areas inhabited by Pashtuns, and why very few girls and women go out of their houses to study or work," Attaullahjan said."I am shocked to see people speaking against a girl's education or [people] stopping them from going to school," she added.

Boney M asked to cut 'By the Rivers of Babylon' out of West Bank gig .The disco group headlined a festival of several international and Palestinian artists and bands in Ramallah.So much for your peaceplan Mr Obama?

State of emergency in Russia, hit by the heatwave.Twenty-three members of the Russian Federation are now considered current "state of emergency" by the Ministry of Agriculture.9.6 million hectares of cereal crops have been destroyed by drought - a fifth of the total.(French article with Google translate.)

'Turkey needed a Constitution in EU standards'.All individuals living in Turkey must have a Constitution that embraces freedom and democracy.Tough if not impossible to accomplish with Islamic rule?

BBC asbestos report slams Canada. Major investigation questions Canada's commitment to chrysotile production.Canada's controversial asbestos industry was hit with a public-relations tsunami Wednesday, following a volley of damning international media reports that probed the use of the disputed building material in developing countries.I'm wondering why the BBC doesn't take a look at The World’s Asbestos Behemoth,namely Russia?

As U.S. suspends deep-water oil drilling, other nations move ahead.Norway is doing more to study lessons from the gulf than many other nations. But it is also pushing ahead with offshore drilling plans, including the kind of deep-water drilling that the Obama administration has suspended in the United States.You have a President who's more worried about votes then the actual well being off the economy!

AU Thought Police Complain About Prayer in Wichita.Sandell Stangl recently told Wichita City Council members, “There is no good reason to use public time to express private beliefs” as she used public time to express her private belief that prayer should not be allowed.

A Water Fight Over Luxury Showers.Regulators are going after some of the luxury shower fixtures that took off in the housing boom. Many have multiple nozzles, cost thousands of dollars and emit as many as 12 gallons of water a minute.

Jobless claims rise more than expected last week.Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 37,000 to a seasonally adjusted 464,000 in the week ended July 17, the Labor Department said on Thursday, more than erasing a decline in the prior week.

BP Cleanup Workers Gone Wild.My friend and I are going to the bar tonight to catch the "female oil wrestling" oil-spill cleanup workers have been packing in to see on Saturday nights.

More and more women are discovering after years of marriage to men, and having had children, that they are lesbians. Were they always – or is sexuality more fluid?