Thursday, April 28, 2011

MFS - The Other News



                        Morning Posting.


  • Live broadcast info from Japan directly ! Here.

  • Libya Live Blog - April 28. Here .(Al-Jazeera).

  • Syria Live Blog - April 28. Here (Al-Jazeera).


  • Updated !Earthquakes in the last 24 hours in the world low seismic activity in Japan  today between 4.9 and 5.0! More info here.


  • Japan - Latest official Situation Update No. 100.Source : Here .






  • RSOE Emergency and Disaster Information Service.State of Mississippi - Dead person(s): 11 . Read the full story here.

  • RSOE Emergency and Disaster Information Service.State of Alabama - Dead person(s): 39.Situation Update No. 2. On 28.04.2011 at 03:01 GMT+2
In Alabama, severe weather has claimed 39 lives, including 15 in the hard-hit college town of Tuscaloosa. Also on Wednesday, storms killed 11 in Mississippi, two in Georgia and one in Tennessee.
Situation Update No. 1.  On 28.04.2011 at 02:45 GMT+2
  • Gov. Robert Bentley went on television Wednesday during the declared state of emergency lamenting the loss of life from the rash of deadly tornadoes that hit Alabama, and said he would apply for federal disaster aid. With a commercial television broadcast showing a live tornado near downtown Birmingham at about 6 p.m., Bentley responded to the “multiple tornado event” from the state health department's broadcast studio. He said state emergency responders reacted quickly. “Numerous long-track tornadoes have hit our state and are causing a tremendous amount of damage, causing the loss of lives and injuring many people,” Bentley said. “This is a difficult situation for the state, but we are responding.” Bentley said most of north Alabama was hit. At least five deaths had been confirmed in Alabama earlier Wednesday. “We're most saddened by the loss of life and those who have been injured in these tornadoes,” Bentley said. “This has been a very serious and deadly event that has affected our state.” While waiting for the broadcast uplink, Bentley and several legislators from north Alabama looked at handheld devices watching storm damage, including in Tuscaloosa where Bentley lives. Emergency Management Agency Director Art Faulkner said about 400 emergency personnel were mobilized to go into damaged areas. Bentley earlier had declared a state of emergency for Alabama. “We will put all our resources we have available into the state and we will apply for federal resources as we try to help the people,” he said. Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey opened Wednesday's Senate session with a tearful reminder of the storm damage and loss of lives. The session started minus Sens. Paul Bussman of Cullman and Clay Scofield of Albertville, who left Montgomery after hearing reports of personal property damage.Read the full story here.
  • Updated - The death toll in five Southern states rose sharply Thursday morning to 173 after devastating storms ripped through five Southern states.Read the full story here.



  • Welcome to the "CHANGED" America under the Obama regime.(NoisyRoom).When I first heard on the Glenn Beck show on the radio yesterday about the new proposed passport forms, I instantly got very angry at what I perceived as a fourth amendment infringement on our rights. I then proceeded to look up the form and research it. That is why I did not post until today. I wanted to get my facts straight and cool off a bit before racing into battle. My conclusion – I have never had a passport in my life, but always intended to get one. It may very well be that I can now never get one and I was born and raised in America. I grew up as a construction brat and we moved an average of four times a year. There is no way I can ever find out all the schools I went to and all the places I have lived. In my life, I have worked at casinos and applied for security clearances as well. They only asked for the last 10 years. What the government is now asking for, effectively bans me from ever getting a passport. It bans me from traveling legally over the Canadian border as well. I find myself a prisoner in my own homeland. I am beyond furious over this.
From Glenn Beck when he asked questions about the form:
A State Department Official told Glenn’s producers, “The Biographical Questionnaire for a U.S. Passport, form DS-5513, is a supplemental form that an applicant may be asked to complete when information supplied on the application for a U.S. passport is insufficient to support passport issuance.”“Where the information provided in an application is insufficient, rather than deny the application automatically, we ask for additional information to help an applicant prove his or her identity or citizenship.”While not being able to answer a question would not preclude an applicant from being issued a passport, the official said, “Passport adjudicators will consider the information derived from the form in its entirety to confirm identity and citizenship, the two elements required by law for U.S. passport issuance.”The goal of the new questionnaire is to stop people from obtaining passports through fraudulent means, as a passport is “gold standard among identity documents”.Oh, I feel soooo much better. So if an “adjudicator” does not like the way you look, so sorry, no passport for you! You don’t qualify for the gold standard. I’m sure this won’t be abused by the government at all. This smacks of Nazi Germany. It looks like the new form went into effect on April 24th.Hmmmm.....Welcome to the new United States, where it feels more like the EX USSR in Stalin's era.Read and see the full story here.




  • Obama regime Thuggery: Replace Your CEO or Else.(WallStreetJournal).A government attempt to oust a longtime drug-company chief executive over his company’s marketing violations is raising alarms in that industry and beyond about a potential expansion of federal involvement in the business world.The Department of Health and Human Services this month notified Howard Solomon of Forest Laboratories Inc. that it intends to exclude him from doing business with the federal government. This, in turn, could prevent Forest from selling its drugs to Medicare, Medicaid and the Veterans Administration. If the government implements its ban, Forest would have to dump Mr. Solomon, now 83 years old, in order to protect its corporate revenue. No drug company, large or small, can afford to lose out on sales to the federal government, a major customer.{snip}
The “action against the CEO of Forest Labs is a game changer,” said Richard Westling, a corporate defense attorney in Nashville who has represented executives in different industries against the government.According to Mr. Westling, “It would be a mistake to see this as solely a health-care industry issue. The use of sanctions such as exclusion and debarment to punish individuals where the government is unable to prove a direct legal or regulatory violation could have wide-ranging impact.” An exclusion penalty could be more costly than a Justice Department prosecution.He said that the Defense Department and the Environmental Protection Agency, for example, have debarment powers similar to the HHS exclusion authority.Hmmmm.....Show me your donations or else?In Obama land being wealthy is a crime.Sounds like NAZI Germany they went first after wealthy Jews.Read the full story here.




  • Are there 2 smoking guns in Obama's LF COLB?(AstuteBloggers).The ONLY reason this is being produced now is because there are multiple states in the process of passing laws requiring proof of eligibility for the next presidential ballot.
Now to address the questions posed at The Obama File a couple years ago
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  1. 1. Aug. 4, 1961 -- Obama supposedly born in Hawaii in Kapiolani hospital.
  2. Aug. 5, 1961 -- Nordyke twins born in Hawaii in same Kapiolani hospital. Copies of long form birth certificates are on internet.
  3. Aug. 8, 1961 -- Obama's birth certificate is filed with Hawaii vital statistics, if we are to believe what we see on Obama's short form birth certificate that we see all over the internet.
  4. Aug. 11, 1961 -- Nordyke twins birth certificate filed with Hawaii vital statistics.
  5. 10641 -- Obama number on short form birth certificate that we see all over the internet.
  6. 10638 -- Nordyke twin number on top of long form birth certificate.
  7. 10637 -- Nordyke twin number on top of long form birth certificate we see on internet.
  8. Huh? What is going here that does NOT smell right? Why does Obama's certificate have a HIGHER number than the Nordyke twins' certificates, when the Obama certificate was filed 3 days EARLIER: Aug. 8 vs. Aug. 11.
  9. So, if Obama's birth certificate was filed on Aug. 8, then it should have a LOWER filing number than the Nordyke twins' birth certificates that were filed on Aug. 11.Also, maybe it is just my failing vision, but if the Nordyke twins & Obama were born in the same hospital, doesn't it make sense that the typeface/font would be the same? It sure doesn't appear to be the same to me
And then there's #2:
BARACK SENIOR'S BIRTHPLACE ISN'T LISTED AS "NAIROBI, KENYA", BUT "KENYA, EAST AFRICA".THIS SEEMS ODD TO ME.Read the full story here.



  • The Gas Pump Sticky Note Campaign is on the Rise. (YourDaddy).Now Making Deliveries to Supermarkets Everywhere.The Sticky Note Campaign is making deliveries in Georgia Supermarkets now. Super-Charged with Conservative ideals REAL Americans all over the country and even an awakened Democrat or two are now participating in this grass roots initiative. Its not a partisan issue either, no one can afford these rising prices at the gas pump or the grocery store.Read and see the full story here.



  • Obama’s Top Six Gas Price Myths Busted.(TheFoundry).The same Washington press corps that hammered President George W. Bush relentlessly when prices were still well under $3 a gallon—well before the $4 a gallon peak, which lasted only six weeks in 2008—have given President Obama a pass thus far on the recklessness of his energy policy.In fact, in the first two years of his presidency, as gas prices steadily rose to over $3 a gallon, the press corps never asked the President about gas prices in any of his press briefings. Even when he called a press briefing specifically on gas prices last month, he was asked only one question on the subject, which was historic in itself, being the first question on gas prices of his presidency.According to the Media Research Center, in the past year, just 1 percent of stories related to oil prices or the Gulf oil spill on the network evening news even mentioned the President’s energy policy.President Obama has been more than happy to feed the media alternative narratives. But the myths created in the White House don’t stand up to scrutiny.Hmmmm.....A dictator determinated on everyone driving electric cars,my way or bust!Read the full story here.




  • A Hamas-Fatah Coalition?Payrolled by the Obama regime?(ElliotAbrams).This deal, if it is real, will be interpreted in Israel as a choice by Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to make peace with Hamas rather than with Israel. It is hard to see how Israel could negotiate with a Palestinian government half or more of which represents a terrorist group dedicated to attacking the Jewish State. Formally, it is not the Palestinian Authority but the PLO that negotiates with Israel, but that formality will hold little political weight. As this deal does not appear to require Hamas to change one word of its violently anti-Semitic Charter, the new Palestinian government would hardly be a peace partner.

Other questions arise. Will Salam Fayyad, the current prime minister, maintain his post? If not, how will Congress and other donors feel about continuing the aid flow to the PA? Even if Fayyad remains, will Congress vote aid funds for this new half-Hamas government? What will lawyers at the Treasury and State Departments say about the participation of a terrorist group in the PA government? Will it even be legal to give funds to the PA?

We’ll all know more in the coming days, but this move by President Abbas vastly complicates U.S. efforts in the region and the Obama Administration’s current negotiations with Prime Minister Netanyahu. How can he be expected to lean far forward in seeking a deal with the Palestinian leadership just when it is leaning away from Israel and toward Hamas?Hmmm....Considering the 'love' Obama feels for Israel,he might even increase the fundings!Read the full story here.



  • The light at the end of the tunnel!(AmnonandJonathan).Hamas makes clear:''We will not recognize Israel and conduct negotiations with''.(GoogleTranslate)By Nir Yahav, wrote on Arab affairs, Walla! News.Thursday, 28 April 2011, 8:22 Hamas leader in Gaza, Mahmoud a - Zahar, explains that although his organization signed the reconciliation agreement with Fatah, Hamas had no intention to change its attitude to Israel: "Interim Government will not take part in the political process".Hmmmm.......Grand Mufti  Al - Husseini's early attitude regarding Zionism was expressed as follows to a Jew named Abbady, a native of Palestine, who worked with him at one time:

    "Remember, Abbady, this was and will remain an Arab land. We do not mind you natives of the country, but those alien invaders, the Zionists, will be massacred to the last man. We want no progress, no prosperity. Nothing but the sword will decide the fate of this country."Read and see the full story here.More here.





  • Congress says will halt US aid if PA merges with Hamas.(Ynet).US House members enrages by PA's newfound desire to reconcile with Hamas, say it will render Ramallah ineligible for Washington aid funds.WASHINGTON – Senior congressmen said Thursday that if the Palestinian Authority follows through on its intention to reconcile with Hamas, the move may jeopardize the United States' aid to the Palestinians, and perhaps even bring it to a halt.The United States Foreign Assistance Act names stipulations for such aid, which the Palestinian Authority – if it forms a government with Hamas – will fail to meet. The US considers Hamas a terror organization, and naturally, will halt any funds which may fund their way to it.House Foreign Affairs Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen released a statement saying that, "The reported agreement between Fatah and Hamas means that a Foreign Terrorist Organization which has called for the destruction of Israel will be part of the Palestinian Authority government. US taxpayer funds should not and must not be used to support those who threaten US security, our interests, and our vital ally, Israel.“According to existing US law, such a hybrid government cannot be a recipient of US taxpayer funds because the law stipulates that the PA government must recognize the Jewish state of Israel’s right to exist, among other things. “By entering into this partnership with Hamas, Abu Mazen’s Palestinian leadership has shown again that it is not a partner for peace. If reports are correct, the PA would then be standing with those who want only death and destruction for Israel," Ros-Lehtinen's statement said.Congresswoman Nita Lowey Nita Lowey, the highest ranking Democrat on the House foreign aid subcommittee, issued her own statement, warning that "Unless Hamas accepts the Quartet Principles, which include renouncing violence and recognizing Israel, the formation of a unity government with Fatah will be a deathblow to the peace process… "A unity government with Hamas would put US assistance and support at risk, based on restrictions I authored as Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations.”Hmmmm.....Sounds like the Obama regime is still cosy with them?Read the full story here.





  • It's the 'peace process,' stupid!(IsraelMatzav.).After showing that the Obama administration is protecting Bashar al-Assad even from the sanctions that it plans to impose on the Syrian regime, Lee Smith explains why Obama is protecting Assad. In five words, it's the peace process, stupid!So why is the administration protecting a regime that makes war against its own people as well as America and her allies? As Michael Doran explains in his latest article in Foreign Affairs (“The Heirs of Nasser”), it is because “the Obama administration has made the Arab-Israeli peace process the organizing principle of its Middle East policy.”In other words, the Obama White House’s Syria policy is not pragmatic and cautious. Rather, it is adventurist and ideological. The administration is sheltering Damascus in order to salvage its own bankrupt Middle East policy. If he loses Assad, Obama is lost in the region and the administration will be forced, obviously against its will, to recalibrate. The question is, how much will U.S. interests suffer in the meantime?I have been arguing since before the 2008 US elections that President Obama's entire Middle East policy can be summed up in the phrase "the fierce moral urgency of creating a 'Palestinian state.'" He has no interest in anything else in the region. And it shows.In the wee hours of Thursday, I blogged a cry by Syrian dissident blogger Farid Ghadry who wonders why the World is ignoring what's going on in Syria. It's real simple Farid: They're following the 'leader.'
Hmmm...... Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred.......Their's not to make reply,Their's not to reason why,Their's but to do and die.Read the full story here.




  • Did Turkish army coverup murder of Armenian Turkish private, on the Armenian Genocide remembrance day?(TodaysZaman).Fiancee says Armenian soldier’s death suspicious.The tragic death of an Armenian Turkish private serving in the military on April 24 -- the day the Armenian diaspora marks as the anniversary of Armenians being killed at the hand of Ottomans in 1915 -- could not have been an accident, as was officially claimed, the young man's fiancée has said. Pvt. Sevag Şahin Balıkçı (25) died on Sunday when, according to official reports, his friend's rifle accidentally discharged. The military said the two boys were “joking around” with their rifles before the accident. Balıkçı's family said they believed the official statement, saying it was only a strange coincidence that their son died on April 24, which was also Easter Sunday.However, his fiancée, Melani Kumruyan, does not believe that Balıkçı's death was accidental. In statements made to various Turkish newspapers yesterday, she said: “An investigation into this is under way. I want the truth to come out as soon as possible. I don't think it happened when they were joking around. I knew Sevag really well. He was not someone who would joke around with guns.”The Sabah daily quoted her as saying: “I don't believe that it was an accident at all. The senior sergeant had beaten him up over a lost 50 lira bill.”Although Kumruyan is skeptical, Balıkçı's mother, Ani Balıkçı, a retired pre-school teacher, says she believes the military's statement. “We don't know yet whether it was an accident or not. We will go to the scene of the event on Sunday with our lawyer and talk to the officials there. The report we'll get will clarify everything. I am reading various statements on the Internet from people who are discussing the incident, whether they know about it or not. The private who shot my son was his closest friend. I'd sent Easter cookies to the unit one day before. The incident doesn't have anything to do with April 24 or genocide. I am not afraid of anything. I lost my son, what can I be afraid of? The commanders and majors also visited our house. They are as devastated as we are,” she said.The Gendarmerie General Command has announced that they invited the Balıkçı family to the outpost where the shooting happened. The family will be guests at the outpost during the examination of the site.Meanwhile, the Kozluk Criminal Court of Peace released the private who shot Balıkçı pending trial. The court said it didn't see any premeditation or deliberate act in the accident. However, the Kozluk Prosecutor's Office has criticized the release of the private -- whose name was not disclosed -- and filed for his arrest.Hmmm.......Read the full story here.


  • Video - Iranian Website Displays Antisemitic Cartoons about the Holocaust.(Memri).Here.



  • Members of Society of Professional Journalists Seeking to Rehabilitate Helen Thomas.You can't say journalists don't take care of their own.(AmericanThinker).Members of America's most hallowed journalism organization -- the Society of Professional Journalists -- are embroiled in a nasty food fight over disgraced journalist Helen Thomas and efforts by some SPJ members to rehabilitate her. But in this fight, it's hard to tell the good guys from the bad guys. At issue for the SPJ is whether it did the right thing by retiring its prestigious "Helen Thomas Award for Lifetime Achievement." Some SPJ members believe the journalism organization did the wrong thing. Accordingly, they intend to put forth the case for reinstating the prestigious award at the SPJ's national meeting this September.(When the UN decides on the Palestinian State perhaps?)The battle over whether to in effect rehabilitate Helen Thomas has pitted members of the SPJ against one another, resulting in an unseemly "baseball food fight," according to an article in Wednesday's Editor &Publisher by Rutgers University journalism professor Allan Wolper. Sadly, however, it's hard to tell who the good guys are in this fight. Leaders at the SPJ who voted to retire the Helen Thomas award apparently did so for all the wrong reasons; her anti-Semitism about Jews getting out of Israel, and Zionists controlling America, was the least of their worries, according to Wolper's eye-opening account about the controversy at embroiling the SPJ -- an organization that he points out is "the keeper of a Code of Ethics that is a template for journalism behavior."Ethics aside, the SPJ is apparently a forgiving bunch when it comes to anti-Semitism. It gave Thomas the benefit of the doubt after her first anti-Semitic outburst outside the White House last May during which she called for the Jews to get out of Israel and go "home." Why was the SPJ so forgiving?As Wolper tells it, it's because "the allegedly anti-Semitic remarks attributed to" Thomas were regarded as "a one-time misstep or slip-up resulting from 'questionable interview tactics,' according to an internal report by Joe Skeel, SPJ's executive director."Then came Thomas' remarks in December at a conference of Arab journalists. She said that "Congress, the White House, and Hollywood are owned by Zionists. No question." "That did it," Wolper relates. "The SPJ executive committee in January voted 6 to 1 to retire the award, and the full board of directors went along, 14 to 7."Incredibly, though, the SPJ leadership wasn't upset at Thomas' anti-Semitism. As Wolper explains: "The rationale was stunning: There was a fear that future recipients would have to answer questions about Helen Thomas instead of talking about their lifelong accomplishments."Wolper also relates that the SPJ's "decision (on Thomas), and the way it was handled, infuriated Christine Tatum, a former president of SPJ, and Ray Hanania, a Chicago columnist and coordinator of the National Arab American Journalists Association. Hanania sees the decision as an example of SPJ's alleged bias against Arab journalists, a charge SPJ fiercely denies."Incredibly, the conduct of the SPJ's Thomas apologists gets sleazier. Wolper says they're convinced the SPJ's leadership "buckled under pressure from Jewish organizations led by Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League. They cite as proof a letter he wrote to SPJ castigating Thomas, which was printed online and in Quill magazine, SPJ's monthly publication."Wolper also writes that Thomas' SPJ apologists "whisper that Hagit Limor, the Israeli born president of SPJ, is Jewish, a not-so-nice way to hint that she might not have been as fair as she could have been. I have found no evidence to support that notion. Meanwhile, Limor, an investigative reporter for WCPO-TV in Cincinnati, has been bombarded with angry telephone calls from non-journalistic Thomas supporters."None of this should surprise anybody who's noticed an anti-Israeli bias in the mainstream media over the years -- an issue that more than a few articles at this publication have addressed. The SPJ, incidentally, is no stranger to controversy. Less than a month after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, it passed a controversial resolution at its national convention in Seattle telling SPJ members how to cover the war on terror. Among other edicts, it advised against using the word "jihad" and said that stories should "portray Muslims, Arabs and Middle Eastern and South Asian Americans in the richness of their diverse experiences."On the other hand, the SPJ offered no edict about portraying Jews, Israeli-Jews, or American Jews in the richness of their experience. No surprise there.Hmmm......To be Anti Semite or not to be Anti Semite.....That is the question ...TODAY!Read the full story here.



  • Ahmadinejad shuns Cabinet meetings.(Ynet).Iranian president apparently stung by supreme leader's reinstatement of dismissed minister.Iran's president on Wednesday shunned a Cabinet meeting for the second consecutive time this week, apparently showing his discontent over a recent government appointment by the country's supreme leader.There is a growing rift between Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has final say in all Iranian state matters.On Saturday, Khamenei warned in a speech broadcast on state TV that he will intervene in the government's affairs whenever necessary, a rebuke to Ahmadinejad for challenging his all-encompassing authority. Although Khamenei ordered Moslehi to remain in the Cabinet, the president reportedly didn't give in to the order and failed to officially invite Moslehi to Sunday's session. Surprisingly, Moslehi showed up and Ahmadinejad abstained. Iranian media reported that Moslehi attended the Cabinet session Wednesday but Ahmadinejad again abstained. The Ahmadinejad-Khamenei discord could destabilize Iran from within. The country is at odds with the West and under UN sanctions over its controversial nuclear program. It could also cast a shadow on the remaining two years of Ahmadinejad's presidency.Ahmadinejad's gamble appears to be aimed at setting up a confidant to become the next president, analysts say. He needs to control the Intelligence Ministry in order to influence the next parliament as well as who becomes the next president, they say. Khamenei is believed to be intent on helping shape a new political team, absent of Ahmadinejad loyalists, to lead the next government. Without meaningful political parties in Iran, unpredictable political factions and groups have emerged before elections. Khamenei, analysts say, feels threatened by a single political faction remaining in office for more than eight years.Read the full story here.




  • Egyptian Revolutionary Youth: Millions To Demonstrate To Support Third Palestinian Intifada.(Memri).The Coalition of Egyptian Youth of the Revolution in Alexandria has called for a "millions-strong demonstration" on May 13 to march to the Israeli consulate in the city.According to the report, the demonstrators will call for a third Palestinian Intifada, for opening the crossings to Gaza to humanitarian aid, to a halt in the supply of gas from Egypt to Israel, and to a reexamination of the Camp David accords.Read the full story here.

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