Tuesday, August 10, 2010

MFS - The Other News


                         Afternoon Posting.

  • NASA Plans 'Deep Impact' Mission.Nasa could land probe on asteroid hurtling towards Earth.Nasa is considering plans to land a probe on an asteroid that is on a potential collision course for Earth.Asteroid 1999 RQ36, which has a one-in-1,000 chance of hitting the Earth before the year 2200, would cause an explosion equivalent to hundreds of nuclear bombs detonating at once.An analysis of its orbit has predicted that it is most likely to hit us on September 24, 2182 but scientists want to collect a sample of the rock to help forecast its trajectory more accurately.

  • HT:WeaselZippers.Obama Regime: Taliban is Not a Terrorist Organization.What more do they need? The Taliban are Islamic supremacists, aided al-Qaeda during 9/11 plot, allowed Bin Laden to set-up shop and use Afghanistan as a base to wage global jihad, kills American troops on a near-daily basis, has foreign fighters in its ranks etc.“It is hard to imagine this agency can see fit to issue a report that doesn’t include the Taliban groups,” Fred Gedrich, a foreign policy analyst and former State Department employee, told The Daily Caller. “They have killed more Americans and conducted more terror attacks on innocent civilians during the past 12 months than any other terror group.“On who's side is Obama really?

  • Conservative humorist/provocateur Greg Gutfeld has announced that he intends to build a gay bar next door to the planned Islamic center on Manhattan's Park Place that's become known as the Ground Zero mosque.It seems there is already a bar there "The Dakota Roadhouse"Some of the reviews Speak for itself."Great bartenders, huge burgers, and cold beer!" HAMBURGER, CHEESEBURGER -W/ FRIES, RINGS, BACON -VEGGIEBURGER, TURKEYBURGER -W/ FRIES, RINGS, BACON - Lots of Bacon around!

  • House passes $600M border-security bill.The $600 million bill will fund more than 1,000 additional federal agents for the southern border, and allow the dispatching of unmanned aerial drones to help monitor border crossings.

  • For Obama, All Politics Is Local . . . Except When It’s Not.I noted a few days ago that the Obama administration claimed to be taking no position on the Ground Zero mosque, with Robert Gibbs explaining that the president would not want to meddle in local affairs.Now it emerges that the Obama State Department is not only footing the bill for Imam Feisal Rauf’s fling to the Persian Gulf region; it has also posted Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s speech in vigorous support of Rauf’s Ground Zero project on its website.

  • Latest Symptom of Global Warming: Oyster Herpes.New strain can kill 80 percent of an oyster bed in a week, experts say.Don't worry—oyster herpes isn't a new side effect of eating "the food of love."The incurable, deadly virus is, however, alarming fishing communities in Europe, where oyster herpes seems to be spreading—and could go on spreading as seas continue to warm, experts say.

  • A private plane carrying a former head of NASA and, possibly, former Sen. Ted Stevens crashed Monday night in a rugged stretch of Alaska. The crash left at least five people dead, and crews have arrived to help survivors."Local authorities are reporting that there are survivors and a rescue operation is under way," said Guy Hicks, a company spokesman "No other details are available at this time."

  • Russian nuclear fear as 557 wildfires rage dangerously close to top secret facilities.Russia has admitted to new fears over wildfires engulfing the capital of its nuclear research industry, the highly sensitive town of Sarov, so secret it remains closed to foreigners as in Soviet times.Two soldiers were killed on Tuesday fighting blazes dangerously close to atomic complexes, despite claims these were under control or even extinguished by officials in recent days.One, rifle battalion commander Vasily Tezetev, 22, 'died the death of a hero', stated the local emergency centre.Both perished while tackling the blazes in forests surrounding the town, 230 miles east of Moscow and known during the Cold War as Arzamas-16, which is still ringed by high fences and military checkpoints.


  • Video shows woman smashing window over McNuggets. A security video from a McDonald’s in Ohio shows a woman punching two restaurant employees and smashing a drive-thru window because she couldn’t get Chicken McNuggets.


  • U.S., BP Near Deal on Fund.Gulf of Mexico Oil Production Would Secure Company's $20 Billion Recovery Plan.The Obama administration and BP PLC are close to a deal to use future revenues from the oil giant's Gulf of Mexico operations to guarantee its $20 billion cleanup and compensation fund, a move that would give both sides an incentive to continue production in the Gulf, scene of the U.S.'s worst-ever offshore oil spill.

  • Video:French Imam Sheik Hassen Chalghoumi in Support of the French Ban on the Niqab: "As Muslims, It Is Our Duty to Blend into French Society".

  • Fire destroys prisoners' shoes at death camp.Polish firefighters struggle for hours as fires damage Majdenak huts; thousands of shoes burned.

  • Iran 'digging graves' for US troops if they attack.(Video) .Former Revolutionary Guards commander says mass graves used for burying Saddam's soldiers prepared again for American troops.This will save the US Army a lot of work thanks guys at least it’s dugg in the Islamic way ,don’t want to deny your guys a decent burial!


  • Hillary for Vice President?The movement is gaining traction.By way of contrast, Mr. Wilder says that Hillary Clinton has excelled in her role. "Clinton has been nothing but a team player who has earned good marks since being asked to serve as secretary of state." Having Mrs. Clinton join the 2012 ticket, he said, would revive the Democratic Party and reestablish the party's working-class voters who found her appealing during the 2012 primaries against Mr. Obama.

  • Airlines grounds overweight staff: paper.Turkish Airlines has grounded 28 flight attendants for being overweight and given them six months to slim down or face reassignment, a newspaper said on Saturday.Izzet Levi, head of a cabin attendants' association who was among those furloughed, told Haber Turk he must drop 10 kilos (22 pounds) to reach 96 kilos if he is to return to his post.Talk about a "lean and mean"management.

  • Iran offers to support Lebanese army.Islamic Republic offers aid after US suspends military funding to Lebanon over fatal border incident with Israel.


  • Iran's gas export increases.Iran's gas exports have increased by more than 50 percent in the first four months of Iranian calendar year, compared to the same period last year.Turkey said in April Iran may export gas to Switzerland via Turkey in exchange for a transit fee.Those sacntions really work well!

  • US officials: 5 believed dead in Alaska crash!A U.S. government official says former Sen. Ted Stevens is believed to have been aboard the airplane that has crashed in Alaska.



  • Ground Zero Mosque: Name will forever taint the building, religion and followers."The supposed goal of those building the center is to bring people together. Clearly this goal is not being achieved. So why continue? Furthermore, the "hellbent" idea of building this center gives some evidence that perhaps that is, in fact, not their goal after all."

  • Orthodox, Catholics, Muslims pray for rain as people died from smog in Moscow.The city's morgues are full, hospitals overcrowded, not enough gas-masks in pharmacies and the mortality rate has doubled. Demands for the resignation of the mayor of the capital. Campaigns of prayer and support for people affected by fires.Catholic and Orthodox Churches in Russia are now united in prayer for victims of fires that have brought the country to its knees and in the hope that rain will soon arrive. "We have been praying for rain for weeks and for families who have lost their homes in the disaster this summer," Fr Kirll Gorbunov head of Communications for the Diocese of the Mother of God in Moscow.And while the Kremlin is trying to disclose as little information as possible about the consequences of the extraordinary heat wave and forest fires in Russia, they have begun to face losses in economic terms which could reach 1% of 2010GDP, 15 billion dollars.

  • In pictures: Container ship collision sends 2 tons of oil pouring into the Arabian sea every hour.Indian coast guard vessels and helicopters are engaged in a frantic attempt to contain oil spilling from a stricken container ship that has collided with another vessel in the Arabian Sea, India's defence ministry have announced.As mentioned on MFS already yesterday.

  • HT:IsraelMatzav.Court rejects attempt to stop destruction of fake graves.On Monday, an Israeli court rejected an attempt by the Muslim Waqf to stop the fake graves' destruction. The Jerusalem Magistrates Court prevented an attempt by the Waqf Muslim authority on Monday to expand the Muslim graveyard next to Independence Park (Gan Ha'atzmaut), not far from the Old City of Jerusalem.Anyone want to bet how long it will take before this comes up at the UN 'Human Rights Council?'

  • Rancher claims Mexican cartels takeover Texas ranch -Police blotter confirms story is not a hoax.After 16 days of denials by Laredo law enforcement and local officials regarding a Mexican drug cartel takeover of a Laredo area ranch, a Texas police blotter proves the alleged incident did in fact happen and that multiple agencies responded to the scene of a seized U.S. ranch.

  • Obama’s hidden past is beginning to burst at the seams--contradictions abound.Another Obama puzzle: 3rd grade in 2 countries?Photo at Hawaii school doesn't line up with State Department info, registration.Laughably Obama’s published biography is slowly beginning to unravel. The birther’s who are bashed as crazy by the White House are beginning to gain some headway toward their journey to the truth. Nothing published about this President in his own books or the mainstream press ever holds water.

  • The Mosque, the Masks, and the Mayor.By modern standards, Cordoba was not all that tolerant even at its harmonious zenith, as Dr. Andrew Bostom's impeccably-researched compendium, The Legacy of Jihad, makes clear. Ibn Abdun (d. 1134) called Jews and Christians "confederates of Satan's party," while Ibn Hazm of Cordoba (d. 1064) wrote that Allah has established the infidels' ownership of their property "merely to provide booty for Muslims." In other words -- and this may come as hard news for certain "symbologists" -- there is more evidence for Muslim intolerance than there is for murder by associates of Opus Dei. Dan Brown says "albino assassin," I say "reconquista."Perhaps they -- we -- can help Cordoba House backers extricate themselves from the mother of all faux pas.

  • The Ground Zero Mosque &Our Government's Mishandling Of "Islamic Radicals".Having said all of that, it is surprising that Feisal Abdul-Rauf, the man driving the Cordoba Initiative, is nominally a Sufi Muslim. Sufism is a mystical sect of Islam and largely benign. But Rauf certainly shows attitudes unusual for a Sufi, including his embrace of Hamas, his belief that America was to blame for 9-11, and a long association with Salafists and the Muslim Brotherhood. This is all the more surprising since Sufis are hated by ideologically pure Salafists and, indeed, were recently the subject of brutal attacks at the hands of Salafists in Pakistan. Author Steven Schwartz, himself a Sufi Muslim, noted in a recent article in the NY Post that none of these traits displayed by Rauf are in keeping with Sufism.So who or what is he?Perhaps a Jihadist?

  • HT:AmericanThinker.Desperate Economic Action Ahead?The economic condition of the country continues to decline toward its rendezvous with an, as yet, unknowable catastrophe. Speculation regarding this outcome is natural because self-interest, if not self-preservation, is at stake. Here is but one possibility. It is not a prediction, but a look at a series of not improbable events that could develop. Any similar government desperation would change our economic world overnight.It is mid-year 2012. The country has officially been in recession since the end of 2010. Many believe that it never recovered from what began in 2008. The word depression is now almost commonplace.President Joe Biden (in office for six months after former President Obama resigned "to spend more time with his family") issues a short, terse message.

  • How Does Stoning Work in Iran?From the size of the stones to who gets first throw."Let the Mullah he who is without sin cast the first stone!"

  • Real Blog War: CAIR Goes After Robert Spencer.It reminds me a great deal of the old debate about legalizing the Communist Party back in the fifties. Should the CP be legal when communism calls for the violent overthrow of the U.S. government? Sharia, similarly, calls for a world united under the caliphate, with those of us who do not accept Islam subject to dhimmi law or worse, depending on our status. Essentially, it’s the end of Western civilization. Is this grounds for outlawing sharia? It’s an interesting and complex free speech/civil rights question, but only if you know what sharia is and have some idea what it intends. Most — including, I am almost certain, NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg — do not.Frankly, I was pleased to hear the FBI was welcoming the likes of Spencer, especially since our Department of Justice (as has been reported at PJM and elsewhere) has gone out of its way to ignore radical Islam as a motivation for terrorism even when it couldn’t be more obviously so. From Ft. Hood to Times Square, it hasn’t been just the thousand pound gorilla in the room, it has been every gorilla in every room from here to Beijing and back.

  • Obama won't pull trigger on 'August surprise,' here's why.The bottom line? Panic over this stalled economy may be setting in.Thus the news lat week that Obama is thinking of forgiving mortgages of whatever amount each is underwater. As Ed explains, "This explains James Pethokoukis’ warning about the rumored write-off at Fannie for underwater mortgages. That will either drop a bomb on Wall Street or on the national debt, which has already hit the crisis stage. Kudlow hears the same rumors (although it’s not clear whether he heard them from Pethokoukis’ column), and more."My opinion he might just do it to get their votes and stay in power.

MFS - The Other News


                          Morning Posting.

  • Maricopa County Arizona supervisors spending like Michelle Marie Antoinette Obama.Michelle Obama has caught hell from Americans of all political persuasions because she is spending the taxpayer’s money at a dizzying rate at a time when the SGS unemployment rate is now 21.7%..

  • Fury over Richard Dawkins's burka jibe as atheist tells of his 'visceral revulsion' at Muslim dress.His investigations for the documentary left him shocked. In one Muslim school in Leicester none of the pupils believed in evolution. He said: ‘Their first recourse was not “what’s the evidence?” but “what does the Koran say?”

  • Iran digs mass graves for US troops.Teheran defies US Adm. Mike Mullen's contingency strike plan.In a morbid show of bravado, Iran has dug mass graves for US troops should the United States decide to implement Adm. Mike Mullen's contingency plan to strike Iran, a former commander of the Revolutionary Guard said.That will save the US Army a lot of work thanks guys at least it's dugg in the Islamic way ,don't want to deny your guys a decent burial! 


  •  Religion, Doctors At Odds Over Mental Health In India.In India, there is only 1 psychiatrist for every 400,000 people, according to a recent study by the Indian government. It is one of the lowest ratios anywhere in the world.It means that most people in India go untreated for substance abuse problems, severe depression and psychotic disorders. Or rather, they go untreated by doctors. Instead, they turn to the gods. Many people believe one particular South Indian temple can heal the mentally ill.

  • Google-Verizon plan: Why you should worry.Ominous references to the "public Internet" inescapably suggest something else entirely.The game is on to create a parallel Internet. It'll still be packet-switched. But they won't call it the Internet anymore. That's an end game we should not encourage.

  • Iran Holocaust-denying website angers Israel.Yad Vashem museum says site – which features sketches of long-nosed Jews conspiring to create 'the great lie' of Shoah – is yet another example of Iran's continued contempt of Nazi genocide of six million Jews.

  • Greg Gutfeld: I’m Planning to Open Islamic Gay Bar Next to Ground Zero Mosque.As you know, the Muslim faith doesn't look kindly upon homosexuality, which is why I'm building this bar. It is an effort to break down barriers and reduce deadly homophobia in the Islamic world.

  • Why Muslims Like Me Agree With the Tea Party Activists.A furious debate is raging over the construction of the so-called ground zero mosque.Asra Nomani on why the Tea Party activists have a point.

  • Some Girls' Puberty Age Still Falling.More than a decade after researchers found that some American girls were beginning puberty as young as 7, new data show that the average age for whites and Latinas may still be in flux.Compared with data from the 1997 study, the age at which puberty begins did not fall for African American girls, although they still mature at younger ages than white or Latina girls. It's not clear why there was no change for black girls. "Perhaps black girls have approached a biologic minimum".

  • HT:WeaselZippers.Uncovered Interview With Ground Zero Mosque Imam: Islamic Terrorism Caused by West “Humiliating” and “Ignoring” Muslim World.But don’t worry, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is a “healer” and will “bridge the divide” between the West and the Islamic world.

  • HT:WeaselZippers.Obama is Eligible to Be President – of Kenya.What a coinky-dink! The August 4th vote ratifying Kenya’s new constitution coincided with Barack Obama’s birthday.Bonus! Under Kenya’s new constitution Sharia and Abortion are now legal, too!

  • Dems digest food stamp cuts.As they prepare to slash food stamps to pay for Medicaid and teachers’ salaries, House Democrats are facing up to a harsh reality: To save some social programs, they’ll have to sacrifice others.

  • Prospects of Religious Freedom Appear Grim in Islamic Maldives.MALÉ, Maldives, Aug. 10 (Compass Direct News) - Visitors to this Islamic island nation get a sense of religious restrictions even before they arrive. The arrival-departure cards given to arriving airline passengers carry a list of items prohibited under Maldivian laws - including "materials contrary to Islam."While the Maldivians do not have a choice to convert out of Islam or to become openly atheist, foreigners in the country can practice their religion only privately.In previous years several Christian expats have either been arrested for attending worship in private homes or denied visas for several months or years on suspicion of being connected with mission agencies.According to "liberal estimates," the number of Maldivian Christians or seekers "cannot be more than 15," said one source."I wish I could attend church, but I am too scared to look for one," said a European expat worker. "I have not even brought my Bible here; I read it online. I don't want to take any chances.Hmmm what's the description of a dictatorship?"Islam a religion of tolerance?"

  • 20 Real Estate Horror Stories.Think the housing market is bad? Try selling these homes. From a recent deal on the real Amityville Horror home to the address where Charles Manson murdered Sharon Tate, VIEW OUR GALLERY of plots that have made a killing.

  • A year ago today Lockerbie bomber was given 3 months to live... he's still going strong. Angry relatives of Lockerbie victims called yesterday for the medical records of freed bomber Abdelbaset Al Megrahi to be made public. They say it is vital that the evidence which led to his release from a Scottish jail on compassionate grounds can be scrutinised. Exactly a year ago, Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill was told the Libyan had just three months to live because of cancer. Megrahi was returned to his homeland 11 days later. And then there's off course Ghadaffi's personal friend,he's also friends with BP........follow the dots.

  • Obama’s Birthday Fun Lasts Five Days-Maybe He’s Really 13?With Michelle and the girls out of town, Obama’s never-ending fantasy week reminded me of the 1988 movie Big with Tom Hanks.

  • Fox News: New Islamic center in Memphis dedicated to "peace and tolerance" hires "Hoax of the Holocaust" scholar Yasir Qadhi.Plans to Build Massive Islamic Centers Raise Concerns in Tennessee.Binhazim, a Muslim chaplain at Vanderbilt University and a director at Islamic Center of Tennessee, made headlines in January when he said that as a Muslim, he had no choice but to "go with what Islam teaches," which is that homosexuality "is punishable by death."

  • Iran to Further Boost Air Defense Power.A senior Iranian military commander announced on Sunday that the country will boost the firepower of its air defense units with new radar and defense systems.
  • Iran's Newly-Launched Submarines to Boost Security in Persian Gulf.Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi announced on Sunday that Iran has launched four home-built submarines in the country's southern waters earlier today in a move to protect security in the Persian Gulf.

  • Canada:Farmers out $3B from bad weather: BMO.Estimates are that one-fifth of cropland in the Prairies will go unseeded.That matches estimates for Manitoba. In Saskatchewan, it has been reported that up to 40 per cent of farmland could go unseeded or, if it were seeded, would not produce a crop

  • Virginia Lawmakers Blast Gates Plan to Cut Major Military Command.Gates, in a lengthy press conference Monday afternoon, outlined his plan to eliminate Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., and seek deep cuts elsewhere in the budget. He acknowledged the economic impact the closure could have for thousands of workers in the Norfolk region, but stood by his decision as a critical step in bringing defense spending under control. "I am determined to change the way this department has done business for a long time," Gates said.

  • HT:WeaselZippers.Texas Islamic Center President Claims Ground Zero Mosque Opponents Are Fueling Attacks On His Mosque.The president of an Islamic Center in Texas says backlash against the proposed mosque at Ground Zero has made its way over to the Lone Star State and is manifesting itself in acts of hatred against his congregation.“On a Friday, early morning, somebody came and sprayed extremely obscene graffiti in the parking lot. It’s a huge graffiti drawing of Uncle Sam having sex with God, with Allah.”

  • HT:IslamoNazism.Secretary-General of the MB in (Israel's "peace partner") Jordan: "The Role of the Jordanians Is One of Blood and Martyrdom... The Time for Us to Play Our Role Is Drawing Near".We will not be bound by the peace treaty with Israel, because this is an illegitimate treaty, imposed upon the Jordanian people. Our people, throughout the country, rejects this treaty, as well as any policy that stems from it.

    • Obama, Reid, and Pelosi: Unholy Triumvirate of Disaster.Some people in Casper, Wyoming are out of work and in need of money: their unemployment benefits ran out. The money they and their employers paid into the system were paid out to them during the allotted.Just like a checking account, when the money’s gone, it’s gone. Banks takes a dim view of spending money that isn’t there. The banking term for writing checks on accounts without money in them is called “insufficient funds” or “NSF”.The cops call it crime.

    • The Obama's petty hypocrisy.Mrs. Obama also has become a crusader against obesity, another worthy goal. She created a White House garden and has proclaimed, “Dessert is not a right”. However her quote “let’s hear it for vegetables!!!” rings a little hollow when her husband shouts, “Who wants a burger?!”. And it seems everywhere they go Mr. Obama gets a burger and Mrs. Obama gets ice cream. If they want to encourage Americans to not go for the easy, cheap fast food, they should shun the easy food provided by the chef on call 24 hours a day.

    • Google and Verizon's vision for open internet.Both champion strict enforcement of a transparent and open wireline broadband service but suggest loopholes for wireless.This means providers could give priority to certain online traffic.

    • U.S. Supersizes Afghan Mega-Base as Withdrawal Date Looms.Anyone who thinks the United States is really going to withdraw from Afghanistan in July 2011 needs to come to this giant air base an hour away from Kabul. There’s construction everywhere. It’s exactly what you wouldn’t expect from a transient presence.

    • Flight Attendant Uses Emergency Slide to Escape Dispute.A JetBlue flight attendant apparently upset with an uncooperative passenger on a just-landed flight unleashed a profanity-laden tirade on the public-address system, pulled the emergency-exit chute, slid off the plane and fled Kennedy International Airport, a law enforcement official said.Updated here.

    • Scientists find key to a good night's sleep.Neuroscientists discover a brain activity that blocks the sounds that wake a sleeping person.
      How is it that some people can sleep through sirens, blaring music or even an earthquake, while others will wake up if anyone so much as tiptoes into the room?

    • Horrible Obama-Smashing Carnival Game Wows Jersey Shore Patrons.Last week, a fair near Allentown, Pennsylvania grabbed some attention for its "Alien Attack" shooting-gallery game, where one could shoot at Barack Obama's likeness. The game was pulled. But there's still a similar game on the Jersey Shore boardwalk!

    Monday, August 9, 2010

    MFS - The Other News


                             Afternoon Posting.

    • Turkey names new military chiefs after row.Turkey's government has appointed generals to two top posts, ending a stand-off with the military.General Isik Kosaner will be the new overall head of the Turkish armed forces, while General Erdal Ceylanoglu becomes head of land forces.More on this topic here.

    • Seized ships being inspected in southern İskenderun port.Turkish bomb squads are in the process of inspecting three ships that have been docked at the Mediterranean port of İskenderun since Saturday in order to defuse any possible bombs or unexploded devices that may have been left on board.Oruç said they would be able to board the ships once the inspections are completed. When asked why bomb disposal units were sent to inspect the vessels, he responded, “Anything is to be expected of those who killed nine people.”I've got news for you "Israelis don't plant bombs or use suicide bombers but guess who does!


    • India Races to Contain Oil after Ships Collide!Indian Coast Guard Tries to Thwart Oil Spilling from Stricken Cargo Ship that Collided with Another Vessel in Arabian Sea.The Panamanian-registered MSC Chitra smashed into the St. Kitts-registered MV-Khalijia-II on Saturday near Mumbai's Jawahar Lal Nehru port. The accident caused the MSC Chitra to run aground and list heavily.

    • HT:WeaselZippers.Texas GOP Gov. Rick Perry Greets Obama on Tarmac, Immediately Hands Letter to Valerie Jarrett Warning of “Dire Border Threat,” Request for 1,000 More Troops.You think Dear Leader got the message? Yeah, me neither.

    • Spinal-Fluid Test Is Found to Predict Alzheimer’s.Researchers report that a spinal-fluid test can be 100 percent accurate in identifying patients with significant memory loss who are on their way to developing Alzheimer’s disease.

    • Russia, U.S. Chase Jet in Hijack Drill.Military Officers Tested How They Could Track an International Terrorist Hijacking over the Pacific Ocean. In a historic first for Cold War adversaries, U.S., Canadian and Russian military officers directed fighter jets and ground controllers to test how well they could track an international terrorist hijacking over the Pacific Ocean.


    • Video:Dem Analyst: FLOTUS Spain Vacation ‘Absolutely Tone Deaf’.“Most Americans are just not going to relate to going to Spain with however many friends she has with her… staying at this exclusive hotel, spending all this money, and it is extremely tone-deaf. Politically, it is absolutely tone-deaf. I can’t even believe that she has done it, frankly. It is not what people do in their first term.”Does a leech have feelings?"

    • Wyclef Jean Owes IRS Over $5M in Back Taxes, Says Report.Wyclef Jean announced last week that he is running for president of Haiti. But before the Haitian musician and hip hop producer enters politics, he should probably pay his alleged back taxes here in the U.S. - all $5,278,430.10 worth.He's bound to be a great politician in Haiti.

    • Iran to expunge 'dirty' dollar and euro reserves.Iran announced plans Monday to get rid of its dollar and euro reserves in response to the latest U.N. sanctions over its contested nuclear program."To fight sanctions, we will remove the dollar and euro from our foreign exchange basket and will replace them with (the Iranian) rial and the currency of any country cooperating with us,"Rahimi also called Australians "a bunch of cattlemen."

    • Confessions of a Porn MILF.Ten years ago, I was one of adult film’s hottest stars. Now I’m 28—and dismissed by directors as over the hill. How did I go from “barely legal” to “older woman” so fast?But I am still at my core the girl who changed her major in college to business, and now I have a new goal, too: one day I am going to law school. I think my years in the industry will make me a great lawyer. Porn has helped me there."Why do i get the feeling someone will end up getting screwed?"

    • Video: As Russian Fires Rage, Forest Rangers Fume! Ivan Yevangulov sits wearily on a bench in front of the forestry workers' headquarters in this small village in Russia's Nizhny Novgorod Oblast. Yevangulov, who is in his mid-40s, has worked for two decades as a ranger protecting these once-lush forests filled with pine and birch trees. But now, he says, he's helpless to stop uncontrollable wildfires from destroying the forest where he's spent his entire career. "The fire is two to four kilometers long and the flames are reaching 35 to 40 meters high," Yevangulov says. "Just imagine. And it spreads quickly. It's not possible to escape on foot. It's moving so quickly that it's impossible to stop it. The fire engines that were here had to turn around and leave."

    • Defense Secretary Robert Gates confirmed that he has proposed eliminating the U.S. Joint Forces Command.

    • Russia reduces grain harvest forecast.Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has warned this year's grain harvest - hit by fire and drought - will be worse than previously forecast.The harvest is now expected to be 65 million tonnes, but could be as low as 60 million tonnes, Mr Putin said.

    • Muslim mob attacks Christians in Bekasi, dozens are injured.Denied the right to meet in church, Ethnic Christian Bataks are again subject to violence once. Police is accused of just looking on. Many women are attacked.Hundreds of Muslim extremists and residents in Bekasi, 25 kilometres east of Jakarta, attacked dozens of members of a Protestant Church. A mob of about 800 angry Muslims stormed an open field in Ciketing Asem, Bekasi, Sunday morning, where Christians were holding Mass. After taking over the place, they roughly threw the Christians out.Although present at the site, police just stood idly by, looking at what was happening, forming two lines to create a protective corridor that allowed the Christians to walk away. However, some of the latter were chased and beaten. “Several of them were wounded,” a churchgoer told AsiaNews. “Several of them were women”.

    • Rape threat nixes Khadr confessions: lawyer.Jackson noted the interrogator testified to telling Khadr how a young detainee in American custody had been raped by other inmates, possibly to death.The incident involving former U.S. Army sergeant Joshua Claus occurred at Bagram prison in Afghanistan soon after American forces captured a badly wounded Khadr eight years ago."He was 15 years old when Interrogator 1 (Claus) told him that story," Jackson said.

    • Fury in China as female babies grow breasts after drinking milk laced with hormones.The official China Daily newspaper reported today that medical tests indicated that the level of hormones in three 'test case' girls, ranging in age from four months to 15 months, exceeded those found in the average adult woman.All the babies who showed symptoms of the phenomenon were fed the same baby formula.

    • How public worker pensions are too rich for New York's - and America's - blood.States and local governments will soon find themselves up against a painful tradeoff: between closing schools and libraries and cutting other essential services or paying inflated pensions to 50-year-old retirees.

    • Thousands of miles, 859 days... and 50,000 mosquito bites: Briton becomes first man to walk length of the Amazon.The former British army captain, who says he is both elated and tired, ended the epic 6,000 mile trek when he reached the Atlantic Ocean in Northern Brazil today.Stafford walked through 3 countries; Peru, Colombia and Brazil repeatedly risking his life in his quest to raise awareness of the destruction of the Amazon rainforest.

    • Agent: 'Naomi Knew She Was Getting Diamonds'.Naomi Campbell's ex-agent says the supermodel told her she was going to be given diamonds by the former Liberian president Charles Taylor.Carole White told Taylor's war crimes trial at The Hague that the warlord was mildly "flirting" with Campbell during a charity meal hosted by Nelson Mandela in 1997 in South Africa - and a promise of diamonds was made.

    • Why I'm Not Hiring.When you add it all up, it costs $74,000 to put $44,000 in Sally's pocket and to give her $12,000 in benefits.

    • Obama Helps Buy Kenya Abortion and Sharia Law with 23 Million of Our Dollars.I know our president probably doesn’t think $23 million is a lot of money. Not only is he personally wealthy, but money means nothing when it’s America’s money. Obama has shown a strong desire to fundamentally change America. But now it appears he’s using our money to fundamentally change his father’s country too.

    • Zanzibar Muslims, Officials Stop Church Building, Erect Mosque.Islamists demolish foundation; police withhold crime report from court.NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug. 6 (Compass Direct News) - On an island off the coast of East Africa where the local government limits the ability of Christians to obtain land, officials in one town have colluded with area Muslims to erect a mosque in place of a planned church building.


    • Obama's True Black Royalty: I’d be curious to know how many vacations the average black person has taken in the last 18 months. The eight vacations the Obamas have taken are more vacations taken by half the black population of America in the same timeframe! I know of NO working person who has taken EIGHT vacations in EIGHTEEN months.When you take that many vacations, vacationing is your JOB.Michelle’s diplomatic mission (*wink*) is to implement a new diversity program for Spain.To do so Michelle is joined by 33 members of the NAACP and the New Black Panthers, as a show of solidarity for Spain, and flanked by an all-white detachment of the Secret Service. Black Power: Under white supervision.

    • PICTURE SPECIAL: Haunting images of Biblical devastation after floods tear Pakistan apart.Stranded amid the ruins of their flood-wrecked homes, these Pakistani villagers face a desperate fight for survival. Many have been left marooned on tiny islands formed when the deluge swept away virtually everything in its path. Others are trapped in impromptu refugee camps waiting for aid helicopters to bring them the most basic of provision.The UN warned today that the floods could affect more people than the world's last three great disasters combined. It said the toll could exceed the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake.


    • HT:Sheikyermami.Fareed's Jihad.Fareed Zakaria in Newsweek promotes pro-Sharia Ground Zero mosque imam as a “moderate”.Slick, sly, smarmy and dangerous: Fareed Zakaria, son of an imam, is the prototype of the false ‘moderate Muslim’, a dyed in the wool stealth jihadist.Why is he not locked up in Gitmo?As a recent parody had it, would the KKK be allowed to build a “shrine of reconciliation” on the site of the black Baptist church bombed by racists in the early Sixties? Would Michael Bloomberg or Fareed Zakaria really have no problem with that?

    • Deep impact market: the race to acquire meteorites.THE bottle had gone and Mario Di Martino had a sick feeling that their secret was out. It was early 2010: he and his team were staring down into the Kamil crater in the Egyptian desert, miles from the nearest settlement.Just a year before, Di Martino of the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics in Turin, Italy, and colleagues had written their names on paper, placed it inside an empty bottle and thrown it into the crater. The reason? They were the first team to visit the site of a huge meteorite impact 5000 years ago. Few craters on Earth are so perfectly preserved. "We realised we were in front of a true rarity."

    • Wildfires turn Russia red: 700 die a day in Moscow as deadly smog doubles mortality rate.The number of deaths in Moscow is twice as high as usual because of smog suffocating the city from ongoing wildfires nearby, the Russian capital's chief health official said today.The Interfax news agency quoted Andrei Seltsovky as saying there were now 1,300 bodies in city morgues, which have a 1,500 capacity.He said this was twice the usual number for this time of year, and in part blamed the sweltering heat and the polluting smog hanging over the capital from wildfires burning in the south and west of the country.Video:Fire nears animal shelter in Yegoryevsk district,Russia.Video:Thick coat and artificial snow save polar bears from Moscow heat.

    • Obama Salazar clubs endagered Pacific Walrus allowing oil drilling Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge.The impact of Climate Change impact on wildlife such as walruses just a got a club to the face from President Obama and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. The Administration is allowing oil seismic testing, the first test in drilling, in the Alaskan Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) area of the highly ecologically sensitive Chukchi Sea... Drilling begins in January.

    • Fungus threatens extinction of some U.S. bats: study.The infection is spreading quickly across the Northeastern United States and Canada and is likely to cause the regional extinction of the little brown myotis bat, the researchers report in the journal Science.

    • Of fire and brimstone. Churchgoers, strippers protest one another in Coshocton County.Every weekend for the last four years, Dunfee and members of his ministry have stood watch over George's joint, taking up residence in the right of way with signs, video cameras and bullhorns in hand. They videotape customers' license plates and post them online, and they try to save the souls of anyone who comes and goes.Now, the dancers have turned the tables, so to speak. Fed up with the tactics of Dunfee and his flock, they say they have finally accepted his constant invitation to come to church.It's just that they've come wearing see-through shorts and toting Super Soakers.The women don't come here, after all, without their own version of religion. They bring signs with Scriptures written in neon colors:Matthew 7:15: Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing.

    • Ht:TheJawaReport.Internet Virginity Sale.(London, England) Recently, a British guy and an Irish guy became locked in an eBay bidding battle to win the precious flower of an 18-year-old Hungarian girl. The auction was halted by eBay, due to sensitivities, and ultimately completed via email.The pretty blonde, identified only as Miss Spring, promised her virginity to the Brit for £200,000 (approx. $320,000).Interestingly, the price for a maidenhead has dramatically increased since British lesbian Rosie Reid completed a deal for her virginity for $20,000 back in 2004. Reid, arguably the first of the high-profile virginity sellers on the Internet, even promised to throw in a free massage. Heh.My caption : "Just think it costs £4,000 for a hymen replacement operation on the NHS,even with flights and hotel costs .....hmmm would be a pretty good investment ..heh?"

    MFS - The Other News


                              Morning Posting.

    • The Key to Iraq is Kurdistan.President Obama announced Monday that American troops in Iraq will be reduced from 144,000 to 50,000 by the end of this month and that a complete withdrawal will occur by the end of 2011. It still is not clear how the United States will grapple with the Iraqi democracy’s significant instability.Iraq’s democracy has been controversial from the beginning. However, between the war in Afghanistan and the upcoming midterms we may overlook a critical issue in the quest for a lasting, peaceful Iraq. That critical issue is Kurdistan.

    • Mischief in Manhattan.We Muslims know the Ground Zero mosque is meant to be a deliberate provocation.If Rauf is serious about building bridges, then he could have dedicated space in this so-called community centre to a church and synagogue, but he did not. We passed on this message to him through a mutual Saudi friend, but received no answer. He could have proposed a memorial to the 9/11 dead with a denouncement of the doctrine of armed jihad, but he chose not to.

    • Hard-line Islamic Groups Again Attack Praying Christians.Indonesia. In the latest attack by extremists on religious minorities in West Java, 300 Islamic hard-liners intimidated, bullied and assaulted a priest and 20 Christian churchgoers praying in a field in Bekasi on Sunday morning.


    • Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Ba’asyir in terror arrest.The radical Muslim cleric, Abu Bakar Ba'asyir, has been arrested on terror charges in Indonesia.Officials say he helped set up and fund an Islamic militant training camp in Aceh, uncovered by police in February.The militant group - Jemaah Ansharut Tauhid - has been linked with alleged plans to kill Indonesia's president.

    • Video:Former Lebanese Minister Wiam Wahhab: In the Event of a Civil War, Syrian Tanks Will Enter Lebanon; We Hold UNIFIL and Other UN Organizations Hostage; UNIFIL Full of Mossad Spies.

    • Frenchman in polygamy scandal charged for rape.A Muslim Frenchman cited by officials as a reason behind a crackdown on polygamy has been charged with aggravated rape, the state prosecutor said Sunday.Xavier Ronsin said Lies Hebbadj, who lives in the Nantes region of western France, was charged with aggravated rape based on a complaint from a former companion.

    • HT:WeaselZippers.Man Who Paid $4.8 Million For Ground Zero Mosque Property Was a Waiter in 2002…Even If we pointed to the exact Saudi-Wahhabi donors it wouldn’t change Bloomberg and the rest of the liberals minds that this is a wonderful idea and will help heal the wounds left from 9/11.My idea i guess the IRS will be interested in his declaration.......no?

    • Campbell said Taylor gave her "huge diamond": Farrow."She said in the night she had been awakened by men knocking at her door that said they had been sent to her by Charles Taylor, and they had given her a huge diamond," Farrow told the court, adding that Campbell had been "quite excited" about it.

    • Doctors against Obamacare say no to a government takeover.A sea of white coats filled Spanish Landing in downtown San Diego to present a united front against government-controlled health care. A group of physicians formed the National Doctors Tea Party and have begun their cross country trek; however these doctors are on a mission to educate Americans about the perils of Obamacare.

    • Islam, Islamists, and stopping the Mosque.The building of the Ground Zero Mosque, known as the “Cordoba Islamic Center” or “Cordoba Initiative”, set to be constructed within 250 yards of the site of Islamist terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, must be stopped. A national movement has developed protesting the construction of this Islamic Center and Mosque, which more accurately should be named “The Islamist Victory Center”.

    • Whipped and then shot dead: Taliban execute Afghan widow accused of adultery.Taliban militants have publicly executed an Afghan woman for alleged adultery, it emerged today.The victim, a 48-year-old widow, was given dozens of lashes before being shot dead on Sunday in the remote Qades district. Her alleged lover managed to escape.'It happened before the public ... despite that no one has complained, the government will take its own measures about the incident,' a government official said.Why first whip somebody you're planning to shoot?Except for a bunch of sick sadistic individuals it makes no sense!

    • HT:Amnon&Jonathan.Baha'i leaders have each received jail sentences of 20 years.The Baha'i International Community has received reports indicating that seven Iranian Baha'i leaders have each received jail sentences of 20 years.The two women and five men have been held in Tehran's notorious Evin prison since they were arrested in 2008 – six of them on 14 May and one of them two months earlier.Are the Mullahs so much different then the Nazi's?They sure act the same way ,the Baha are to them what the Gypsy's were to the Nazi's.

    • Turkish bridegroom accidentally kills three relatives after firing AK-47 at his wedding."In "sickness" and in Health" sick being the main theme here?

    • Mudslides devastate China town.More than 125 are dead, 1,300 missing.Rescuers armed with little more than shovels searched on Monday for hundreds of people after a torrent of mud engulfed a northwestern Chinese town, tearing down homes, filling the streets with sludge and killing at least 127.

    • HT:IsraelMatzav.Arab League Blasts Israel for Dismantling Fake Cemetery.According to a report filed from Cairo by Chinese news agency Xinhua, the cemetery “includes the graves of the companions of Prophet Mohammed” and “is the biggest and oldest graveyard in the Palestinian lands.”"Israel is destroying the Muslims' graves when Arabs are restoring the Jewish ones everywhere in the world,"It is not clear what Jewish graves Sobeih was talking about. At least as far as Israel is concerned, Arabs have been very busy defiling Jewish tombs in recent years. These include the Tomb of the Patriarchs, Joseph's Tomb, the Tombs of Joshua and Caleb, and many synagogues.Anything go's when it comes to blame the JoooooosMore on this story here.

    • The Impact of the Senseless Gulf Drilling Ban: a $4B Economic Hit, Tens of Thousands of Lost Jobs and More Gold-Plated Ferraris for the Sheikhs.

    • Things are getting really bad for President Obama and his WINO when they are always on vacation.We have noticed that President Obama treats his wife like a flower pot rather than a mate with a brain. She has had various smatterings of initiatives like growing a garden at the White House which later we found out had polluted fertilizer. She did that child obesity thing where she is telling kids they are too fat but that is getting lost in the shadow of the President. Outside of that there is not much for her to do. She has no importance.The President is probably sucking out all the oxygen from around Michelle trying anything and everything to somehow kick start his failing presidency and Michelle is expected to just sit there until needed.

    • The Ghosts of World War II's Past (20 photos)A Must See!

    • BP: Cement plug stopping Gulf oil leak hardened.BP says the cement sealing the busted oil well in the Gulf of Mexico has hardened as crews prepare for the final phase of drilling a relief well.

    • Invasion of the Bling-ionaires: Meet Britain's most jaw-droppingly ostentatious tourists.Their gaudy supercars –flown in by private jet– clog the streets outside Harrods as they shop for jewels at £20m a time.A SUNNY Thursday afternoon in August and the cars circling Harrods need to be seen to be believed. Million-pound Bugatti Veyrons — normally a rare sighting, even on the well-heeled streets of Central London— are, around here, about as common as Ford Fiestas."To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness."Confucius.

    Sunday, August 8, 2010

    MFS - The Other News


                             Afternoon Posting.


    • North Korea 'detains fishing boat from South'.The South Korean coastguard said in a statement: "We have found out that our fishing vessel is being investigated by North Korean officials in the presumed North Korea exclusive economic waters in the northern East Sea."The South Korean government, according to international law, wants the swift resolution to the matter and the safe return of its vessel and its fisherman."The vessel has four South Koreans and three Chinese on board.

    • HT:AmericanThinker.Newsweek columnist says US funding mosque construction.Truth, even in the tightly controlled prison of the Obama media complex, occasionally bursts forth like a swordfish cavorting on the waves of a golden August afternoon.The Constitution states "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;" I'm damn sure spending US taxpayer dollars on constructing mosques was not envisioned by the Founding Fathers nor by the overwhelming majority of American citizens.

    • Video:Michelle Obama thinks she is not entitled to her vacations in Spain, Hawaii, Martha's Vineyard.She said it herself!

    • The Guardian's latest Islamist press release.The Guardian story consists of a number of Muslim groups complaining about being labelled “broadly sympathetic to Islamism” in a leaked list sent to the Home Office by Quilliam, the anti-extremist thinktank. This is, apparently, a “smear” and “like something straight out of a Stasi manual.”I wonder why the MSF chose its vice-chair to make this passionate denuniciation? Why didn’t it put up its newly-reappointed chair, Azad Ali? Perhaps it’s because Mr Ali is a self-proclaimed Islamist who describes al-Qaeda as a “myth” and who has stated, in undercover Channel 4 footage, that “democracy, if it means not implementing the sharia, of course nobody agrees with that.”Perhaps it’s because Mr Ali is a senior official of the fundamentalist Islamic Forum of Europe – which works, in its own words, to create an Islamic state under sharia law in Europe. The IFE and the MSF share the same offices.

    • The Muslim Hijacking of Ground Zero.Islam doesn't just hijack planes, it hijacks the things that mean something to people. The great cities of the world are littered with relics of the Muslim occupation of their sacred places. Jerusalem, Delhi, Constantinople and Alexandria all testify to the Muslim predilection for taking over other people's sacred places, and turning them into mosques. It wasn't enough for Muslims to conquer Jerusalem and subjugate its inhabitants.No, they also had to take the holiest place in Judaism and build a mosque on top of it.

    • HT:Islamo-Nazism.Egyptian Minister calls on Muslim Tourists to Flood Jerusalem.Zaqzouq said his tactic of urging a worldwide conversion on Jerusalem could be used to expose any subsequent Israeli hypocrisy, should the Israeli government refuse to grant them entry permits. He said Muslims could then turn to the international community claiming religious discrimination."This would produce powerful leverage, in lieu of the current negative Islamic boycott," Zaqzouq said. "We are wrong to define Jerusalem as a Palestinian issue. Rather, it is a purely Islamic issue concerning 1.5 billion Muslims."The fact that Islam discriminates other religions in the world doesn't count?

    • 1,200 Federalized Guardsmen not to stop or detain illegals on Mexican
      border
      .Cybercast News Service is reporting that the 1,200 National Guard troops that are being deployed incrementally to the southwest border "will not be doing direct law enforcement," said U.S. National Guard Bureau Director of Communications Jack Harrison when asked if the forces would be interdicting drugs and undocumented immigrants.A toothless babushka?

    • World Weather Roundup!From the “weather is not climate department”.Lots of odd weather events going on worldwide.■Snow in Brazil■Freeze in Boliva kills wildlfe■Heatwave and fires in Russia – but it is not global warming.

    • Brewing legal disputes could define Kagan's early tenure.Coming soon to the Supreme Court: Arizona's immigration law, same-sex marriage and President Obama's healthcare overhaul. It's unclear how the justices will configure themselves.

    • BREAKING: Will Ground Zero mosque project fail because of poor planning?The New York Post reports that the Cordoba Initiative, the project's sponsor, owns only half the land designated as a prospective construction site. The other half is owned by New York energy provider Con Edison.

    • Pakistan will need billions to recover from floods.Civilian government overwhelmed by disaster that has killed 1,600, ruined crops, disrupted 12 million lives.Pakistan will need billions of dollars to recover from its worst floods in history, further straining a country already dependent on foreign aid to prop up its economy and back its war against Islamist militants, the U.N. said Sunday.

    • Prayer heals, study finds.Prayer heals when it's close-up and personal, and there's a study to prove it.It's not just any kind of prayer, but "proximal intercessory prayer," or PIP -- when one or more people pray for someone in that person's presence and often with physical contact -- that was found by a team of doctors, scientists and religious experts to have remarkable results in healing some patients.

    • 10 reported dead in Europe flooding.At least 10 people were killed in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic as creeks and rivers swollen by days of heavy rains burst their banks, destroying buildings, dams and bridges, officials said.

    • Video: Dancing man hit by ice cream truck.[Warning: Violent content, graphic language]

    • Half a town wiped away in China landslide killing 127 people... with another 2,000 missing.More here with video.

    • 'Obama misplaced trust in Netanyahu'.Intel organization accuses Israel of 'blindsiding' US on Iran.A letter from a group of former intelligence professionals imploring US President Barack Obama to prevent a war with Iran sharply critiqued Israel and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's policies, saying they should not be trusted.My caption :"On est jamais mieux servi que par soi-même."

    • Holocaust survivors to Netanyahu: Don't deport migrant workers' kids.In a letter to the Prime Minister, the organization for Holocaust survivors in Israel asks the government to change its position on the 400 children who face deportation if they don't meet government criteria.

    • Protesting federal cops detain commander in Juarez.Some 200 federal police officers assigned to fighting organized crime in this violent border city detained one of their superiors at gunpoint Saturday to protest alleged corruption.

    • FBI again hunts al Qaeda "dirty bomb" expert.US federal agencies Saturday, Aug. 7, announced the hunt was on again for Adnan Al Shukrijumah, 35, who lived in the US for 15 years and may now be Al Qaeda's mew global operations chief.counter terror sources confirm the wanted man is indeed dangerous - but not because of his climb up the al Qaeda ladder but owing to the unique task first assigned him seven years ago to carry out a radiological bombing attack in America.Nov. 17, 2003, whose sources reported that already then, in October of that year, Shukriumah was the quarry of a secret manhunt in the US and Canada. He was employed at the time as a nuclear engineering student at MacMaster University's nuclear 5-megawatt research reactor in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada before suddenly disappearing.His absence was noted when a large quantity of radioactive material was missed from the university's reactor. It was suspected then that Osama bin Laden had entrusted the "student" with preparing a "dirty bomb" attack in a North American city.Shukrijumah has never been traced since.

    • HT:AmericanThinker.Will Holder investigate Obama pal for providing material support to Hamas?Will Holder investigate this effort to help Hamas? Will he implicate Barack Obama's friend? This is one area where I have no hope.

    • Obama to debate Ahmadinejad?"Toward the end of summer we will hopefully be there for the (U.N.) General Assembly and I will be ready for one-on-one talks with Mr. Obama, in front of the media of course."

    • U.S. bomb shelter advice misses mark says Israel.A warning to U.S. citizens traveling to the Red Sea resort of Eilat that they should locate the nearest bomb shelter should properly apply to the next-door Jordanian resort of Aqaba, an irked Israel said on Sunday.

    • HT:IsraelMatzav.Dozens of Americans murdered in Israel missing from US State Dept. award offers.The US State Department maintains a website called Rewards for Justice, which offers rewards for the arrest and conviction of persons involved in terror attacks against American citizens around the World. The page that deals with our region is here. It's called Violence in Opposition to Middle East Peace Negotiations. It hasn't been updated since 2003. And it's missing an awful lot of victims.Brings me to the burning question:"Why hasn't been updated?" 

    • All-Women Ship Heads for Gaza tonight and Waits for Clash with IDF.A “women-only” ship, complete with a nun and a heavily pregnant mother, has cleared political and technical obstacles and is set to sail for Gaza, presenting Israel with a new challenge. The ship is supposed to leave Tripoli by Sunday night.

    • Female Suicides In Tajikistan Linked To Domestic Violence.Suhrob Salomov, an Interior Ministry official in Khatlon Province, told RFE/RL that 108 cases of suicide and attempted suicide by women have been recorded in the province in 2010. He said 52 people have died as a result and tens of others have been injured.Salomov added that at least 50 percent of the known cases of attempted suicide were related to domestic violence and violence against women.Islam a religion of peace?


    • HT:AmericanThinker.Sharia Law in Canada and Britain.The spread of Sharia Law to the entire world is part of jihad. In Canada and Britain, jihad is advancing.

    • Lavish Obama vacation in time of economic turmoil raises eyebrows.While her friends arrived in Spain on their own, Michelle Obama flew in on a type of aircraft also used by Vice President Joseph Biden. It costs the government $11,555 an hour to operate the plane, according to the Air Force. Assuming a nearly eight-hour flight to nearby Málaga, the total round-trip cost of the flight is about $178,000.The Obama family will reimburse the government an amount equal to two first-class tickets — for mother and daughter Sasha, Air Force officials said. A round-trip first-class flight to Málaga costs about $7,400 apiece, without discounts or restrictions.

    • Obama sent a secret letter to Iraq’s top Shiite cleric.President Obama has sent a letter to Iraq’s top Shiite Muslim cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, urging him to prevail upon Iraq’s squabbling politicians to finally form a new government.Mike Hammer, spokesman for the White House National Security Council, would not confirm or deny that Obama had sent the letter to Sistani.“We do not comment on Presidential correspondence,” Hammer wrote in an email Thursday.

    • ANALYSIS-Israel watches two hot borders, and maybe a third.Israel has Iranian-supported enemies in Lebanon to the north and Gaza to the south. Its back to the sea is safe. But security on its eastern border may be threatened if hostile Iran expands into an unstable Iraq.

    • New home sale fee unites divergent groups in opposition.Foes want the Obama administration to ban a 1% 'private transfer' charge — assessed every time a property is sold for 99 years — paid to investors who backed the home's original builder.

    • Hizbullah: Israel killed Rafiq Hariri.Group says they have "comprehensive, revealing, conclusive" fabricated evidence.

    • More Moderate Muslims.And a “WHO’S WHO” OF THE JIHAD.For a preview of the the Ground Zero Mosque, check out Virginia!

    • O looks silly pushing 'creation' myth.I Don't have the heart to break any more bad news to President Obama. So, if you happen to have his phone number, please deliver this message: Go easy on the upbeat chatter about the number of jobs being created by private companies.Your information is inaccurate.The president, I'm sorry to say, is starting to look very foolish. It's presumptuous of me, I know, to think that this president, or any politician, for that matter, really cares about telling the truth. But just in case, here's the hole that Mr. Obama is digging himself into.

    • Can We Dispense, Now, With The Myth That They Feel Our Pain?Honestly, I don’t care about the frequency with which our King and his Queen vacation from the tough grind of their having to talk out of both sides of their mouths.

    • Pakistan's President Zardari is pelted with shoes at Birmingham rally.Pakistan's president, Asif Ali Zardari, had shoes thrown at him as he attended a political rally in Birmingham.Mr Zardari, who is under criticism for visiting Britain while Pakistan is suffering from devastating floods, was in the middle of a speech when an elderly man in the 1,000 strong crowd hurled both shoes at him. The gesture is considered a traditional insult in Islam.Hmmm i just hope it doesn't give Americans ideas or just throw "Golfshoes"?

    • Hong Kong filmmakers shoot 'first' 3D porn film.The 3.2 million-US-dollar '3-D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy', set for release in May, has already generated interest in a host of Asian film markets, as well as Europe and the US.Loosely based on a piece of classical Chinese erotic literature, The Carnal Prayer Mat, the movie will star Japanese adult actresses Yukiko Suo and Saori Hara, the Post said.