Monday, April 18, 2011
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- Thousands attend Syria protesters' funerals.Mourners call for overthrow of President Assad a day after at least 30 demonstrators were killed by security forces.Tens of thousands of Syrians have attended the funerals for protesters killed in the central city of Homs, chanting slogans demanding the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad, the country's president.Rights activists say security forces killed at least 25 pro-democracy protesters in Homs on Sunday night as anti-government demonstrations flared across the country, claiming up to 30 lives.Witnesses said mourners chanted "From alleyway to alleyway, from house to house, we want to overthrow you, Bashar," and "Either freedom or death, the people want to topple this regime".The protest was the largest to hit the strategically important city, Syria's third largest, since protests in the country began one month ago.A protester told Al Jazeera that the first killing took place after evening prayers on Sunday when a group of around 40 demonstrators gathered outside the Bab al-Sibaa mosque chanting "freedom".The protester, who gave his name as Abu Haider, said seven cars pulled up to the protesters and men in civilian clothes jumped out and opened fire on the crowd without warning."First we were calling for reforms, now we're calling for regime change," he said. "No one will accept the death of the martyrs."Al Jazeera's correspondent Rula Amin, in Damascus, reported that the situation in Homs was very tense on Monday."People are complaining that many of the wounded are not going to the hospital, they fear that the security forces will pick them up from their hospital bed," she said."There is also a shortage of blood according to the people we have been talking to."People are concerned that clashes might erupt following the [funeral] processions."She said there was also tension in the nearby town of Talbiseh, where five of the deaths occurred."The government says that gunmen had been going near the highway blocking the road."When security forces went to control the situation, they were attacked by the gunmen. One policeman was killed and another one injured, and three gunmen were killed."The government and the opposition were trading blame over the heightened tensions and deadly clashes.The Damascus Declaration, an opposition umbrella group, called for peaceful protests in all cities and abroad to "bolster Syria's popular uprising and ensure its continuity".In a statement posted on its website, the Damascus Declaration said the government was responsible for killing and wounding hundreds of Syrians who have been exercising their legitimate rights in the past month."The regime alone stands fully responsible for the blood of martyrs and all that will happen next in the country,'' the statement said.Hmmmm.....And another one bites the dust?How long before Iran intervenes?Read the full story here.
- "The War On Christianity".Muslim intimidation of Christians in Nazareth before Easter.(ElderofZion).This is Easter week, so the media is doing their annual stories about how Israel is supposedly restricting some Christians from coming to Jerusalem. I received an interesting email from commenter Womble last Tuesday. Here's what he wrote:
I’ve just returned from a trip to the north of Israel, focused mostly on Christian holy places, and I’ve taken some photos.This photo was taken in Nazareth this morning. It shows the banner which greets any Christian pilgrim or tourist who wants to visit the Christian places of worship in the city.If you want to get to the Church of the Annunciation or to the Synagogue Church, there’s literally no way to get there without being confronted with this warning to embrace Islam or else. (The building on the right is the Church of the Annunciation; this way you can see the proximity). My guess is that it is the work of the local branch of the Islamic Movement, whose offices are located nearby.However, I cannot identify the logo in the upper left corner of the banner, so I can’t be absolutely sure if it’s the Islamic Movement or some other, less known, organization doing it.I think that Womble is right and this is the Islamic Movement of Nazareth.Either way, here is a little seen side of how Muslims feel free to intimidate and bully Christians in the Middle East - and even in Israel.Hmmmm........Of course no word from the self confessed "Christian" President.Read and see the full story here.
- GOP Rep. Tom Reed Wants Debt Clock Displayed in House Chamber: “We’re Borrowing $58,000 Per Second”. (TheHill).Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) last week introduced a resolution that would place a clock measuring the U.S. debt in the House chamber as a “visual gesture” that reminds members of the need to reduce spending.“We are currently borrowing $58,000 per second,” Reed said last week. “We borrow at least forty cents of each dollar we spend. That is unsustainable. The debt clock will be a distinct reminder that our national debt must always be our first consideration as we continue to spend money that we do not have.”Reed noted that the total U.S. debt reached $1.5 trillion in the U.S.’s first 193 years, but said the country will add that much in red ink in the current fiscal year.“The voters of the 29th district of New York elected me to get our spending and borrowing under control,” Reed said. “We must never lose sight of that fact that our children and grandchildren will quite literally pay tomorrow for the decisions made today.”Hmmmm......"Herr Obama" Doesn't care much about Congress their worries.Read the full story here.
- China Is About to Suffer a Banking Crisis.It is ironic that China is demanding greater control of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, just as the nation’s banking system is about to be devastated by the white hot flames of inflation.From a distance, China’s economy seems to be the poster child of sustainable growth. Recent government reports show the economy expanding by 9.7%, retail sales up a blistering 17.4%, foreign reserves at $3 trillion, and inflation only 5.4%. But these statistics mask a dark side; Chinese communist authorities have been artificially holding down fierce inflationary pressures by subsidizing consumer prices.Over the last six months the government artificially restricted increases in retail food prices to 11%, while wholesale commodity food prices have jumped by 35%. In the last two months the government capped retail gasoline price increases at 10%, even as Middle East turmoil caused crude oil prices to leap by over 30%.Most Americans believe that the secret-weapon of the “China Economic Miracle” has been currency manipulation of Chinese yuan’s exchange rate with the U.S. dollar. In the past two years as Asian economies and foreign exchange reserves expanded dramatically, the yuan gained only 4.6% versus the dollar. This modest rise compares currency gains of 31% for the Indonesian rupiah, 22% for the South Korean won, and 21%for the Singapore dollar. China has subsidized its exporters by recycling its export earnings back into over-valued U.S. dollars. The strategy makes China’s exports more competitive, but at the cost of spiking inflation at home.The less known and far more important secret-weapon of the “China Economic Miracle” is the absolute control of the banking industry by China’s four largest state-owned banks (“SOB”); Industrial and Commercial Bank, Agricultural Bank, People’s Bank of China and Construction. Since the government does not provide adequate social welfare programs and restricts its citizen’s investment options to bank accounts, about 40% of Chinese household income is deposited in SOBs each month. The SOBs then leverage the deposits by ten times and loan 75% of this massive amount of cash at extremely low interest rates to state-owned-enterprises (“SOE”). The other 25% of lending is allocated to real estate development.China is no stranger to bankers making risky loans to communist party officials and their crony real estate developers. During the Asian Financial Crisis of the mid-1990s, it is estimated that 40% of all SOB loans were non-performing and most were written off. The Chinese paid for the SOB losses with a 76% devaluation of their currency that crushed the people’s buying-power by 76%. From 1997 to 2004 Chinese frivolous lending was somewhat restrained, but since 2003 the bureaucrats have mandated a massive expansion of lending. In comparison to the U.S. and Europe where bank lending is flat, SOBs have been expanding loans by 25% annually.The Chinese officials like to present an image of their population as very industrious, but also stoic and reserved. But with the real estate bubble bursting, banks stuffed with non-performing loans, interest rates rising and inflation raging, the flames of social protest may soon ignite. Fitch Ratings just lowered China’s AA- sovereign credit rating to “negative” from “stable”; citing a “high likelihood of a significant deterioration” in banks’ asset quality within three years. Credit rating agencies also like to present a stoic and reserved image; but this eloquent language is actually code words for “duck and cover”.China may have achieved the fastest economic growth in world history, but that growth has been powered by currency manipulation and an exponential growth of risky bank lending. The Chinese authorities have been shielding their citizens from the inflationary effect of their strategies through subsidies paid for with more bank lending. Now that inflation is out of control and the Chinese government to trying to shrink lending; the mother of all banking crisis is looming!Read the full story here.
- Letter: Arabs brainwashed against Israel.Iraqi man sends letter to Foreign Ministry saying Hamas has made him ashamed of being Arab.The Foreign Ministry's Arabic-language website received a letter Saturday from a repentant Iraqi man who says he and his fellow citizens have been "brainwashed against Israel".The man added that Hamas's recent attacks on Israeli civilians have caused him "shame" for being an Arab and a Muslim. "For a long time we believed that Israelis are dangerous barbarians due to the brainwashing we underwent during Saddam (Hussein)'s rule but now I see (Arabs) being massacred in a wretched and shameful manner by Sunni and Shiite rulers," the letter says.The letter was published by the Foreign Ministry on its Arabic-language website, which is accessed by web users worldwide.The writer went on to say that his epiphany had come after he witnessed Israeli doctors treating a Palestinian girl. "What caught my attention was the Israeli hospital that treated the Palestinian girl who suffered from a cancerous growth. I also watched the movie about the Jewish pianist who suffered greatly in the time of Hitler," he wrote, apparently referring to 'The Pianist'.The man said he has begun to study Jewish history, and that he hopes to eventually be able to visit Israel "in order to defeat the fear instilled in me due to the brainwashing that Israelis are barbarians and their country a terror state"."After seeing the terror in Iraq and the terror Hamas and Palestinians are performing against you I have become ashamed of being an Arab and Muslim," the man wrote. "I would be honored to collaborate with your firms in Iraq."Hmmmm.......Jesus said "...you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32.Read the full story here.
- HT:VladtepesBlog.Two middle eastern men trashed bibles in ‘multifaith’ prayer rooms at Ottawa Airport Friday April 15 2011.Why am I posting this unsubstantiated story? Because all the mass media has abandoned its role as informants and purveyors of news and instead, has become fabricators of opinion, making sure that nothing bad Muslims do reaches our understanding while exagerating anything anyone else might do, especially if Muslims are made uncomfortable by it. So I am left with no choice. When someone claims something was done, I know for a fact that by the time the news reports it, if it ever reports it, that it is likely no longer relevant. So I have to take the word of people who say they have seen things.From the Lowel Green show, CFRA AM radio, Monday April 18 2011.Source.
- Elie Wiesel resigns from the "Genocide Institute Canada," dissociates himself from Emir Ramic.(BalkanStudies).“Elie Wiesel cannot sit together with Emir Ramic in the same organization. He does hereby resign from the ‘International Team of Experts’ of the Institute for the Research of Genocide Canada. Thank you, and please do confirm receipt of this message.”This terse note, sent by the Elie Wiesel Foundation to the Bosnian-Muslim “Institute” on April 14, is a welcome and long overdue development. Professor Wiesel is to be commended for dissociating himself from Emir Ramic and all that he and his Jihadist cohorts stand for. This fraudulent disinformation outfit now stands unmasked for what it is and terminally discredited.
JULIA GORIN WRITES: Professor Wiesel and his foundation are to be commended for the integrity and courage they have demonstrated by this act. All the more since the political fallout and pressure against him now — including, potentially, by senior government officials and other prominent types around the world — may be immense. For background on the ghastly Emir Ramic and his Bosnian-Canadian “genocide institute,” please see the summary by Srdja Trifkovic, whose persecution and expulsion from Canada at the behest of Ramic’s institute prompted the latter’s own exposure by me and others.whether it was my Feb. 28th letter to the Wiesel Foundation’s director Daniel Schwartz that called their attention to what was going on and what the Institute was at its core, or whether Professor Wiesel and his staff found out about it from the above-linked articles.Elie Wiesel has shown character and taken a stand. As Stefan Karganovic, of the Srebrenica Historical Project wrote me upon hearing the news: “It was clear to me from the start that he was bamboozled by Bosnian Moslems and had no idea what they were doing and advocating over his name.”[The] Bosnian Muslim group “Institute for Research of Genocide of Canada” has hailed Canada’s decision to bar Dr Srdja Trifkovic from holding a lecture there, however, more evidence is emerging that this Bosnian Muslim group has ties with violent Jihad.…Some of the authors and “analysts” in [Korak] are former Bosnian Muslim officials that were instrumental in issuing citizenship to foreign-born al-Qaeda and in weapons smuggling from Iran into Bosnia which opened doors to infiltration of Iranian agents in the region.A notable figure in Ramic’s magazine is Enes Ljevakovic, whose brother Irfan Ljevakovic is on the supervisory board of the Third World Relief Agency (TWRA) that has been mentioned by the CIA Report on NGOs With Terror Links.Irfan Ljevakovic is wanted for questioning by the Austrian government for recruiting Jihadists in Austria to go fight in Bosnia. According to a Washington Post report “Bosnian sources said [Irfan] Ljevakovic is one of several influential officials protecting the Islamic fighters who remain in Bosnia in violation of the Dayton peace accord”.Now, Irfan Ljevakovic is the youngest among 5 Ljevakovic’s – oldest Zijad, then Ekrem, Advan, Enes and Irfan – and all of them have been instrumental in the formation of the Izetbegovic extremist government in some form or fashion. Politically managed by Zijad, Enes’s role in Jihad has been to provide intellectual foundation for worldwide “stealth” Jihad.Ramic, who is on the editorial board of Korak, had to have approved Enes’ declaration that “Jihad is a just and legitimate fight against aggression and a struggle in protection of human rights and freedoms”. (Džihad je ravedna i legitimna borba protiv agresije i ulaganje napora u zaštitii odbrani ljudskih prava i sloboda)Ramic also had to have approved a text posted on the “Institute” web site in which Ramic’s intellectual mate, Dr. Josip Pecaric, claims that the WWII genocide of Serbs, Jews and Roma in Croatia’s Jasenovac death camp is “Serbian propaganda“. Some of the Nazi guards were Bosnian Muslims at Jasenovac. On Facebook, Ramic is also a member of a group called “Thank Allah I’m not Serbian” which has a burning Serbian and Israeli flag as a group picture.The facebook group is no longer accessible and I was unable to find a cached version, but Trifkovic had confirmed its previous existence before mentioning it in his article. Indeed, a massive “clean-up” is underway at the Institute, which has also removed its libelous Muslim-rape testimonials about the respected Canadian former UN general Lewis MacKenzie.Hmmmm.......Erdogan"Muslims don't commit genocide".Read the full story here.
- HT:GatesofVienna.“We Will Conquer The Netherlands” .On April 4, 2011, Sharia4Holland and Sharia4Belgium posted two videos threatening Geert Wilders. Or rather, according to the mujahid who gave the lecture, his statements were “warnings”. Even so, the example of Theo Van Gogh was invoked repeatedly as one that Mr. Wilders should remember.You’ll notice the striking resemblance between the unnamed Muslim in this video and the infamous Anjem Choudary. Since Sharia4Holland is a franchise of one of Mr. Choudary’s groups — now banned in the UK — perhaps the likeness is no accident.Our Dutch correspondent Penseur tells us that on the PVV website, a discussion about these videos included the following comment from a jihad expert (Penseur’s translation):
The invitation to convert is, according to a jihad expert in the intelligence world, a serious indication that there are plans to attack the politician (Geert Wilders):
“The Koran prescribes that before you are going to attack an individual, a country or a region, you should warn beforehand that you are going to attack, and that the target still gets some time to convert. Osama bin Laden did so two months before 9/11. Such a warning was also given two months before the attacks in London and Madrid, as well as two months before the German elections, but in that case an extensive terror group was arrested in time.”Hmmmm.....The Religion of peace.Read the full story here.
- Obama, the Interpreter of the Message of Passover.Passover recalls the bondage and suffering of Jews in Egypt and the miracle of the Exodus, but U.S. President Barack Obama says its message is reflected in Muslim uprisings.In his annual message, prior to his third straight participation in the Passover Seder, President Obama stated, “The story of Passover…instructs each generation to remember its past, while appreciating the beauty of freedom and the responsibility it entails. This year that ancient instruction is reflected in the daily headlines as we see modern stories of social transformation and liberation unfolding in the Middle East and North Africa.”Having constructed a link between the Arab uprisings and Chosen People's experiencing the miracles of the Creator that led them out of Egypt and towards the receiving of the Ten Commandments, the President concluded, "As Jewish families gather for this joyous celebration of freedom, let us all be thankful for the gifts that have been bestowed upon us, and let us work to alleviate the suffering, poverty, injustice, and hunger of those who are not yet free.”For good measure, he also added the Hebrew term “Chag Samayach,” which means “Have a happy holiday.”Hmmmm......How deeply he must hate the Jews to connect their Passover to the Muslims..Read the full story here.
- The Mystery of Barack Obama Continues.By Steve Baldwin.Most Americans don’t realize we have elected a president whom we know very little about.Researchers have discovered that Obama’s autobiographical books are little more than PR stunts, as they have little to do with the actual events of his life. The fact is we know less about President Obama than perhaps any other president in American history and much of this is due to actual efforts to hide his record. This should concern all Americans.A nation-wide network of researchers has sprung up to attempt to fill in the blanks, but at every opportunity Obama’s high-priced lawyers have built walls around various records or simply made them disappear. It is estimated that Obama’s legal team has now spent well over $1.4 million dollars blocking access to documents every American should have access to. The question is why would he spend so much money to do this?The president who campaigned for a more “open government” and “full disclosure” will not unseal his medical records, his school records, his birth records or his passport records. He will not release his Harvard records, his Columbia College records, or his Occidental College records—he will not even release his Columbia College thesis. All his legislative records from the Illinois State Senate are missing and he claims his scheduling records during those State Senate years are lost as well. In addition, no one can find his school records for the elite K-12 college prep school, Punahou School, he attended in Hawaii.What is he hiding? Well, for starters, some of these records will shed light on his citizenship and birth.More recently, it was discovered that Obama’s Selective Service card may have been doctored. Federal law requires all American males to register for the Selective Service (the draft) in case a major war broke out. Blogger Debbie Schlussel has discovered solid evidence that Obama’s Selective Service registration form was submitted not when he was younger as required, but rather in 2008 and then altered to look older. Indeed, the forgers forgot to alter the “Document Location Number” which shows that it is clearly a 2008 form. This is fraud and it’s a felony and Schlussel allegations are backed up by Stephen Coffman, a former high-ranking Federal agent. Moreover, the document shows a September 4th, 1980 date and the location of the transaction as Hawaii, but at that time Obama was thousands of miles away attending Occidental College in Los Angeles.The real reason why Obama probably did not submit this form as a teenager is that he assumed his Kenyan or Indonesian citizenship exempted him from this requirement. But clearly, as he grew older and entered politics, he saw that any documents revealing a foreign birth – Selective Service registration, birth certificate, school applications, etc – would be problematic if he ran for the presidency. Thus, it is not a coincidence that every document which contains information about his birth or citizenship is either missing, sealed, or has been altered.Indeed, everywhere one looks into Obama’s background, we find sealed records, scrubbed websites, altered documents, deception and unanswered questions. Can anyone imagine for a second if John McCain or George Bush had blocked access to his school, medical, and birth records? It would have been headlines but as with everything else concerning Obama, the media has given him a pass on this.Of all these marvels, the latest mystery and probably most perplexing is that of Obama’s social security number. It appears that Obama has multiple identities in term of possessing numerous social security numbers. Orly Taitz, an attorney who has filed numerous suits against Obama regarding his eligibility to serve as president, appears to be the first to discover this. In her suit, representing a number of military officers who are refusing to serve under an ineligible commander in chief, she hired private investigator Neil Sankey to conduct research on Obama’s prior addresses and Social Society numbers. Using Intelius, Lexis Nexis, Choice Point and other public records, Sankey found around 25 Social Security numbers connected with Obama’s name.In Obama’s home state, Illinois, Sankey tracked down 16 different addresses for a Barack Obama or a Barack H. Obama, of which all are addresses he was known to have lived at. Two Social Security numbers appear for these addresses, one beginning with 042 and one starting 364.In California, where Obama attended Occidental College, there are six addresses listed for him, all within easy driving distance of the college. However, there are three Social Security numbers connected to these addresses, 537 and two others, each beginning with 999.There are no addresses listed in New York where he attended Columbia University, but there is one listed for him in nearby Jackson, NJ, with a Social Security number beginning with 485.In Massachusetts – where Obama attended Harvard Law School – we find three addresses, all using the 042 Social Security number. After Obama was elected to the United States Senate in 2005, he moved into an apartment at 300 Massachusetts Ave NW; the Social Security number attached to that address is the 042 one. Yet, three years later, Obama used a different Social Security number for an address listed as: 713 Hart Senate Office Building. This was the address of his United States Senate office. This Social Security number began with 282 and was verified by the government in 2008.This mystery grows even stranger as other addresses and Social Security numbers for Barack Obama appear in a dozen other states not known to be connected to him. Again, I am excluding those records names not spelled exactly like his name.
Tennessee, one address with a Social Security number beginning with 427
Colorado, one address, with a Social Security number beginning with 456.
Utah, two addresses, with two Social Security numbers beginning with 901 and 799.
Missouri has one address and one Social Security number beginning with 999.
Florida has two addresses listed for his him, three if you count one listed as “Barry Obama.” One is connected to a Social Security number beginning with 762.
In Georgia there are three addresses listed for him, all with different Social Security numbers: 579, 420,and 423.
In Texas there are four different addresses listed for him, one is connected to Social Security number 675.
There are two addresses listed for Barack Obama in Oregon and one address listed for him in the states of Wisconsin, Michigan, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania.All told, there are 49 addresses and 16 different Social Security numbers listed for a person whose name is spelled “Barack Obama.” In some cases, the middle initial “H” is listed. If you were to expand the search to include closely related names such as: “Barac,” “Barak,” and “Barrack” Obama, you would find more than a dozen additional addresses and Social Security numbers.While the private investigator who compiled this list says multiple social security numbers does not automatically prove there’s criminal activity involved, he states that “having said that, I have personally experienced many, many cases where such information has led to subsequent exposure of fraud, deception, money laundering and other crimes.“What is interesting to note is that Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, was a volunteer at the Oahu Circuit Court probate department and had access to the Social Security numbers of deceased people.Hmmmm....."We invented all kinds of ways to obtain false identity papers, and got busy building multiple sets of ID for each of us and for every contingency," writes Bill Ayers of his years in the Weather Underground. "We soon figured out that the deepest and most foolproof ID had a government-issued Social Security card at its heart."Read the full story here.
- Freak mentality.(Hurriyetdailynews).The bold, bald and ever-angry tall man having absolute powers degreed while touring the city like the commander of an invading enemy: This freak monument must be removed!Who could dare to say a word and explain to the man with eagle-eyes the need to see a world further than his obsessive Islamist perspective?How could his most able advisors or the vizier for cultural and tourism affairs stop flattering the bold, bald and ever-angry tall man with absolute powers for his always wise decisions and say “Your Divine Highness, you rightly said that the monument is a freak one, but like colors or taste, art is relative as well. What you may perceive as “freak” might be a great work of art for someone else. As a country wishing to join in and indeed eventually capture that club of the infidels boasting with its democratic values and norms, perhaps we should talk less about the prohibitions of our religion regarding art… Look, immediately the club of the infidels and their collaborators at home has started reminding people what happened to the gigantic Buddha statues in Afghanistan during the Taliban rule…”But, was not Turkey a secular country?Yes, Turkey was a secular country but the monument that angered the bold, bald and ever-angry tall man with absolute powers was being erected at a location not only visible from almost at all corners of Kars, but indeed very close to an Islamist shrine. Furthermore, the construction of the “Humanity Monument” was originally planned to symbolize peace and brotherhood between Turkish and Armenian peoples. All such hopes for a quick fix in Turkish-Armenian relations started to fast fade. The monument was so huge that it indeed shadowed the nearby Islamist shrine, and thus was totally unacceptable for the bold, bald and ever-angry tall man with absolute powers.Come on, don’t raise eyebrows and question the place of shrines in Islam, a religion that strictly prohibited believers from seeking any divine help dead or alive from any other source than the almighty Allah. After all, religion is something, religious culture is something else. Turks of course have been predominantly Muslim for centuries but obviously they did not convert to Islam one day like moving from one house to another. They carried at least some of their shamanist beliefs, traditions, values, norms and symbols to their new religion and forged what we call today the Anatolian school of Muslim culture.Spitting in art or simply erasing art has become an expertise of this government of advanced democratic understanding. Naturally, getting millions of votes, winning an overwhelming majority of parliamentary seats and acquiring absolute powers, are just not enough to grasp the reality that what might be a freak for you, might be worth a standing ovation for others.Yesterday, the monument condemned by the bold, bald and ever-angry tall man with absolute powers of this advanced democracy started to be demolished.Hmmmm......Erdogan "Muslims don't commit Genocide".Read the full story here.
- 'What about burning poppies?': Court outburst of man jailed 70 days for setting Koran alight.(DailyMail).A man has been jailed for 70 days today after he burnt a copy of the Koran just over a month after a Muslim got away with a paltry £50 fine for a similar offence.Andrew Ryan, 32, stole a copy of the holy book from Carlisle Library then set it on fire by a monument in the city of Carlisle.Last month Emdadur Choudhury was fined after he burned a poppy outside the Royal Albert Hall in London on Remembrance Day while shouting 'British soldiers burn in hell'.As he was led down to the cells, Ryan shouted at the judge at Carlisle Magistrates' Court today: 'What about burning poppies?'.Sentencing him at Carlisle Magistrates' Court, District Judge Gerald Chalk said: 'This is a case of theatrical bigotry. It was pre-planned by you as you stole the book deliberately. You went out to cause maximum publicity and to cause distress.'He told Ryan that people were entitled to protest but not in the manner he chose. The court heard the defendant had six public order convictions between 2002 and 2010 including racial chanting at a football match and assault with intent to resist arrest.Ryan pleaded guilty to religiously aggravated harassment and theft at an earlier hearing. Prior to the hearing, a Facebook page created by the 'English Defence League Carlisle Division' urged visitors to support 'Division Member' Ryan in his court appearance.Around 10 men sat in the public gallery but walked out when District Judge Chalk announced the sentence. Comments of 'what a joke' and 'call that justice' were made as they left the courtroom.'He wants to make it clear that it was directed towards radical Islam such as the burning of poppies and flags.'He would certainly not want Muslim people to think he had problems with their beliefs.'Mr Ryan was brought up to respect the Armed Forces. Some members of his family were in the Armed Forces and he himself served in the Army between the ages of 16 and 20 in Northern Ireland.'What caused him to 'lose it' on that day was that he had been looking at a website which had shown radical people burning poppies and abusing British troops returning from abroad.'The defendant joined the library with the intention of borrowing the Koran but instead stole it. His solicitor said the incident was relatively short and he acted alone.Unemployed Ryan was also sentenced to 30 days in jail for the theft of the book, to run concurrently. Following sentencing, Inspector Paul Marshall, of Carlisle CID, said: 'Today's result shows how seriously we take hate crime in the county'.Read the full story here.
- Holocaust survivors flock to soup kitchen.Colel Chabad hands out 2,000 packages ahead of Passover. 'State doesn't help,' says coordinator.Soup kitchens owned by Colel Chabad have been busy these past few days, with a constant line of some 300 senior citizens – with an average age of 85 – forming outside its Jerusalem location. The clientele, mainly Holocaust survivors who come equipped with carts and baskets, help each other select products and then load them onto buses for the ride home. Most of the senior citizens are from the former Soviet Union, survivors of World War II who are accustomed to doing without life's luxuries. They receive a pension of around $670 per month plus social security benefits."It's hard to live off of this," says 85-year old Anna, from Belarus. "During the war I lost nine family members in concentration camps, and now I live here alone and make due with my pension. After rent and other expenses I have NIS 160 ($47) left over for food." Vina Burneska, a 75-year old woman who immigrated to Israel from the Ukraine, recounted her tale. "I was seven years old when we ran away from the war. I remember walking long distances and being swollen from hunger," she said. "In Israel things are good, but there is not enough money. After paying rent I have NIS 200 ($58) for food and it's difficult to get by." Israel Lazerovitch, 88, told Ynet that his main hardship is with loneliness. "During the war I was in a concentration camp in Poland, where I was forced to work hard labor. I came to Israel with my wife, who has already passed away. It's hard to be alone, to cook alone, to be home with just four walls. But you get used to it," he said."I've been in this business 17 years and it appears the need is growing, and needy people multiplying. I don't expect help from the state anymore. There are some countries where the state offers solutions, but on the matter of handing out food this state is nonexistent," he said. Colel Chabad handed out around 2,000 food packages to Holocaust survivors throughout Israel on Sunday, a day before Passover eve. The organization also invited a number of senior citizens to its Seder."They want company," Blau explains. "These are lonely and solitary souls who live alone in their apartments. That's why it's very difficult for them to go places where they can meet other people."Hmmmm......Havent these people suffered enough?Read the full story here.
- S&P Cuts U.S. Credit Ratings to Negative.Standard & Poor’s cut its ratings outlook on the U.S. to negative from stable while keeping its Triple-A rating on the world’s largest economy. “More than two years after the beginning of the recent crisis, U.S. policymakers have still not agreed on how to reverse recent fiscal deterioration or address longer-term fiscal pressures,” said Standard & Poor’s credit analyst Nikola G. Swann. U.S. stock futures plunged on the news, with Dow industrial futures falling 167 points.Hmmmm......If he wanted to destroy America would he do anything different?Read the full story here.
- The Assyrian Genocide: a Product of Ottoman Jihad.(Aina).Ladies and Gentlemen
I belong to the Seyfo Center. 95 years after the genocide, Seyfo or Sepa has become a topical issue in the international arena and it is making headlines. It is now becoming a salient point in international political agendas. Until recently only the Armenian aspect of the genocide was known and most people were not aware that the entire Christian population of the then Ottoman Empire was subjected and suffered under the same genocidal policies of the Young Turks. This is a recognisable difference that I am talking about: it is the recognition and inclusion of the Assyrian and Greek genocide as part of the earlier known Armenian genocide. However, this genocide is yet to be called by its proper name, "Seyfo," in which Western Assyrian dialect it means "the sword."Seyfo was carried out in a true jihadist strategy, ethnically annihilating all the non-Muslim citizens living under the Ottoman occupation, with the objective of homogenizing Turkey with a notion of creating 'one-Nation' and 'one-Religion.' Most of the victims were killed by swords and it is precisely due to this fact that this genocide is known among our people as "Seyfo." This is how it was known by its victims, and this is how they passed it on to us with their eye-witness accounts which have become part and parcel of our collective memory. I would also like to iterate certain beliefs of mine to avoid any confusion. My knowledge on the subject, which is the Assyrian Genocide, is after all not unlimited, but I was born in Turkey, Turkish language is one of the ten languages I speak, and I know the Turkish policy very well and the reality of the Turkish state. The Assyrian Genocide was organized by the Ottoman Turks, and this is the reason I speak mostly about Assyrians and Turkey. This is not because my people from Urmi, Iraq and the rest of the world are less important to me. This is absolutely not the case. What is happening to our people in today's Iraq is terrible. I am very grateful for the efforts of the Assyrian Aid Society and similar organizations in providing aid to our people in Iraq and making their voices heard in America and the rest of the civilized world.Hmmmm......Erdogan "Muslims don't commit Genocide".Read the full story here.
- Trains with hundreds of North African immigrants from Italy blocked by France.(Pravda).France on Sunday temporarily closed its southern borders to trains carrying hundreds of North African immigrants from Italy, evoking a strong response from Rome.The French government's move to block the trains from entering France through Menton had led to the trains being held up at the Italian border station of Ventimiglia for hours on Sunday, infuriating the Italian government, RTTNews reports.Italian officially complained against France's move and called on the French envoy in Paris to communicate the Italian government's strong disapproval to Paris.During an interview on Sunday, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said that the Tunisians had proper paperwork to enter France, and that France's move was "illegitimate and in clear violation of general European principles."Italy has been issuing temporary residential permits to thousands of migrants, permitting them to travel more freely in European countries.However, France says it will only support the migrants' entry if they can provide evidence that they are able to financially support themselves, according to Press TV.Read the full story here.
- Pakistan: 2010 Another deadly, lawless, dangerous year.(AhmadiyyaTimes).2010 was another deadly year in Pakistan, and this year is likely to be worse, according to a report from the independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), the country’s principal human rights watchdog."Pakistan's biggest problem continues to be violence carried out militants," HRCP chairman Mehdi Hasan said."In 2010, 67 suicide attacks were carried out across the country in which 1,169 people were killed. At least 1,000 of those were civilians."Hasan added that 2,542 people were estimated to have been killed in militant attacks in the country last year.HRCP described 2010 as a “particularly bad one for religious freedoms” in Pakistan, and warned that “worse times are in store”.
Among other items in the report:
*As many as 12,580 people were murdered, while 581 kidnappings for ransom and 16,977 cases of abduction were also reported.
*There were 37,088 cases of vehicle theft or snatching. Police recovered 60,884 illegal weapons.
*338 people were killed in police encounters. Only 28 ‘suspects’ were injured and captured alive.
*At least 174 people were rescued from illegal police detention.
*237 political activists and 301 other civilians were killed in targeted killings in Karachi.
*118 people were killed and 40 injured in 117 targeted killings in Balochistan. They included 29 non-Baloch settlers and 17 members of the Shia Hazara community. Bodies of 59 missing persons were found in the province.
*NGOs and human rights defenders faced threats and attacks because of their work.
*The death row population has grown to around 8,000, with nearly 6,000 death penalty convicts in Punjab alone.
*The authorized capacity of the country’s 91 prisons was 42,617 persons but 75,586 prisoners are being detained.
*Of the 12,980 detainees in jails across Sindh, 10,306 were under trial, while 33,809 of the 51,902 detainees in the prisons of Punjab were under trial.
*There were 931 women and 1,154 juvenile detainees in prisons across the country, most of them under trial.
*72 prisoners died in prisons across the country and another 157 were injured.
*356 people were sentenced to death, including seven women and one juvenile.
*20 journalists and media workers lost their lives in attacks and targeted killings.
*Security forces personnel subjected journalists to physical attacks,intimidation and arbitrary detention. Extremist militants and criminals hired by private individuals also harassed and assaulted them.Hmmmm......The country the Obama regime gave tens of Billions of Dollars.Read the full story here.
The 'Source' of the "Obama Regime".
- Live broadcast info from Japan directly ! Here.
- Libya Live Blog - April 18. Here .(Al-Jazeera).
- Updated !Earthquakes in the last 24 hours in the world low seismic activity in Japan today between 4.5 and 4.7! More info here.
- Japan - Latest official Situation Update No. 89..Source : Here .
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- HT:EmergingCorruption.White House Legislation for DHS Control of all ‘.gov’ Domains (and as always, more).Firstly, “White House legislation;” what’s wrong with that picture? Well, that’s not so uncommon (except in the Obama administration, where he usually hides behind Congress, while his comrades type and type and type). Anyway…I remember reading a comment in a forum or somesuch, perhaps in the Spring of 2008. Maybe it was in FreeRepublic.com. The commentator asserted that Barack Obama was not a liberal; rather he was an authoritarian Marxist. That was one of those “consciousness raisers,” that year.It comes to mind again, seeing the article below at Federal News Radio.Consciousness raiser… and by Occam’s Razor, what conclusions does this suggest, about the Obama Administration and our progressives in Congress? Does this appear to be a liberal policy initiative, or authoritarian?By Jason Miller.Executive Editor,Federal News Radio
Under a White House plan, the Homeland Security Department will have far-reaching oversight over all civilian agency computer networks.The proposal would codify much of the administration’s memo from July 2010 expanding DHS’s cyber responsibilities for civilian networks.The White House, however, is taking those responsibilities further, according to a source familiar with the document. The administration drafted a legislative proposal to give DHS many, if not all, of the same authorities for the .gov networks that the Defense Department has for the .mil networks.Federal News Radio recently viewed a draft copy of the legislative proposal.“I have to question why the Executive branch is writing legislation,” said the source, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to talk about it. “This is not a proposal or white paper like the White House usually sends to Capitol Hill. This is the actual legislation.”The source said the 100-page document is going through interagency review. DHS sent the document around to agencies late last Friday and asked for comments by Monday. The source said few agencies had time to take a hard look at the document, especially in light of the possible government shutdown.Sources on Capitol Hill and in government confirmed the White House is working on such a proposal.A DHS spokesman said the agency doesn’t comment on pending legislation.The anonymous DC source also introduces the “Google provision,” which would establish vaguely drafted nationalized controls over whose servers may store .gov sites. The report further states, this legislation broadens RICO standards in the prosecution of private actions deemed cyber crimes.So, here is another piece of legislation that requires high intensity light.Hmmmm......Anyone still doubting they're dealing with a 'dictator' moving ahead for "takeover"?Read the full story here.
- Obama Silent on Storms That Killed Dozens.(WhiteHouseDossier)Devastating storms roared through the South Saturday, killing 45 people and destroying the lives of an untold number of survivors, but President Obama has said nothing so far, either publicly or through a written White House statement.Instead, the president went golfing Sunday.Obama has been criticized as being slow off the mark in responding to a variety of crises, from the horrific Gulf oil spill to the rebellion against Qaddafi in Libya.Obama’s inability to muster a few minutes of public empathy on behalf of the country for those reeling from Saturday’s tragic events is another failure of leadership for the president.And the decision by Obama’s handlers to allow to get on the golf course Sunday without making any kind of statement about Saturday’s domestic disaster is incomprehensible.The new team in charge led by Chief of Staff William Daley and Senior Adviser David Plouffe was supposed to be hard at work eliminating Obama’s tone deafness. But they seem to be mainly hard at work on his reelection campaign.Obama’s advisers most recently green lighted a family trip to Latin America that looked a lot like a partial vacation, a televised showcase of him selecting his NCAA brackets, and yes, an outing on the golf course – all while the president was launching the United States into a war with Libya.I assume he will at least say something about the storms today. But the people affected them were suffering YESTERDAY. Even though it was supposed to be a day off.Hmmm.....Dictators don't care about the suffering of the individual,even those dictators who PRETEND to be CHRISTIAN!Read the full story here.
- HT:NewZeal.Say “Goodbye” to the Dollar.Commentator J.R. Nyquist on the recent BRIC Summit and a probable Russian/Chinese attack on the US dollar.The BRIC Summit, held on 14 April in Sanya (People’s Republic of China), brought together the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The key to understanding the summit may be found in the joint statement, which refers to “the inadequacies and deficiencies of the existing international monetary and financial system….” Without question, this statement is about eliminating the U.S. dollar as the global reserve currency. Therefore, the BRIC countries are asking for “the reform and improvement of the international monetary system, with a broad-based international reserve currency system providing stability and certainty.”It appears, with the addition of South Africa to the BRIC alliance, that gold is being contemplated as a means for backing a new reserve currency. China and South Africa are the two leading gold-producing countries. Russia is the sixth leading gold producer, and Brazil is 15th. But this is not an easy game to win, because the dollar’s position is almost unbeatable. Furthermore, the United States, Canada and Australia have steady gold production. But here, at the BRIC Summit, a serious challenge is being mounted. If the dollar is to be overthrown, a humble beginning must be attempted. And who knows what countries will join the BRIC Summit next year?The sequence of unraveling is easy to follow. If you dump U.S. Treasuries, how will the U.S. dollar remain the global reserve currency? In that event, how will the United States finance its deficit spending? Interest rates would skyrocket, with predictable consequences. “Pushed to the limit,” Freeman wrote, “the U.S. dollar would follow the path of the German currency … following defeat in World War I.” The danger should be perfectly clear, and Freeman spells it out so that even a simple person could understand: “U.S. military strength hinges on economic well being and innovation. These facts are well understood by our enemies, prompting the desire to change the balance of power.”The BRIC summit testifies to the desire of Russia and China to undermine the dollar. However crazy you think such a scheme, they are nonetheless pursuing it. You might say it makes no sense, but you are not a “former” KGB officer or a member of the Chinese Communist Party. Do you really imagine that KGB officers and Communists are bourgeois, like you? No, they are not. They are the declared enemies of the bourgeoisie.You may rationalize this any way you please. You can tell yourself that Communism is dead, that Russia and China are attempting to build consumer societies like our own. BRIC may sound foolish today, but tomorrow you may find your local grocery store empty and gasoline unavailable because the dollar is no longer worth anything.Hmmmmm.......Thank you Hussein mission accomplished?Read the full story here.
- Ahmadinejad: 'The era of Zionism has passed away'.Speaking at celebrations for Iran's Army Day, Ahmadinejad denounces Israel and capitalism, accuses US of fomenting Arab unrest.Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, addressing crowds gathered on Monday in honor of Iran's Army Day, stated that "the era of Zionism and capitalism has passed away." Discussing the unrest sweeping Middle East and North Africa, Ahmadinejad pointed the finger of blame at the United States, accusing Obama and his government of conspiring to create a rift between Iran and other Arab nations.In public speech last week, Iranian president says he envisions new Middle East without presence of Israel, US and their allies.Hezbollah and Iranian Revolutionary Guard operatives plan to attack Western targets in the coming days, a Lebanese report said on last week.The report was based on information gathered by Western intelligence agencies monitoring the “recent abnormal movements of cadres suspected of belonging to Hezbollah or the Iranian Revolutionary Guard,” the Beirut Observer website said.According to UPI, the report said the attacks are meant to divert global attention from indictments the international United Nations tribunal is expected to serve in the investigation of the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.Also last week, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that the world would see a new Middle East without the United States and Israel. He made the remark in a speech to thousands of people in the southeastern city of Zahedan, Iranian Press TV reported.The Iranian people and regional nations are unhappy with the existence of the Zionist regime [Israel], and are against it. They will continue their fight until the defeat of the US and Zionist regime in the region,” Ahmadinejad said.Read the full story here.
- HT:HumanEvents.Obama: Incorrigible Statist and Debt Menace.by David Limbaugh.In my book Crimes Against Liberty, I described President Obama as dishonest, hyper-partisan, a bully, a narcissist and a hard-core left-wing ideologue. Anyone who thinks my description is exaggerated or too harsh didn't hear his Wednesday speech on the budget.One might have expected that a newly elected president who had "inherited" such a disturbingly high deficit, a growing national debt, and a forecast of unfunded entitlements soon to explode because of baby boomer demographics alone would roll up his sleeves and tackle this deficit and debt problem.Instead, Obama saw that $1.3 trillion deficit, licked his Marxist chops, and used it as an excuse to double down on the profligate spending that was driving our budgetary problems in the first place. He proposed -- and secured -- an $800 billion "stimulus" package.Just as Obama refused to hear the American people on his dastardly Obamacare and insisted that they "take another look" at his plan -- a 55th look, to be precise -- he is now insisting that we continue to bankrupt America, because he refuses to abandon his Marxist determination to confiscate and redistribute private property and consummate his grandiose vision of transforming America from a land of equal opportunity to one of equal outcomes -- depressed outcomes.He is an incorrigible, militant statist who will not stop of his own volition, so he must be defeated. If this latest performance doesn't awaken the lingering Obama apologists to the full extent of his aversion to solving America's problems, nothing will, and they must be defeated, too.Hmmmm.......You're leaving out the most important fact "He's also a dictator" he won't 'follow' the rule of law.Read the full story here.
- Obama regime Heaps Praise on Al-Jazeera, “They’re a Really Important Media Entity, We Have A Really Great Relationship With Them”.(Politico) — In the halls of American power, the Arab Spring has brought Al-Jazeera in from the cold.Seven years after then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld called the broadcaster’s reporting “vicious, inaccurate and inexcusable” and President George W. Bush joked about bombing it, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised it as “real news” in her recent Senate testimony.Not only that, her staffers, as well as those of the CIA and the Obama White House, were attending the Congressional Correspondents’ Dinner as Al-Jazeera’s guests.“They are a really important media entity, and we have a really great relationship with them,” said Dana Shell Smith, the State Department’s deputy assistant secretary for international media engagement, who speaks Arabic and has frequently appeared on the channel. “This administration has empowered those of us who actually do the communicating to be in a close relationship with Al-Jazeera. They understand that the relationship can’t consist of complaining to each other about the differences we have.”The differences also have shrunk as the big story in the Middle East has shifted from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the democratic movements sweeping the region. In the recent uprisings, U.S. interests tended to line up with Al-Jazeera’s, and President Barack Obama alluded to both the network’s influence and its pro-democracy bent in remarks caught on an open mic during a closed-door fundraiser last week.“The emir of Qatar came by the Oval Office today, and he owns Al-Jazeera basically,” Obama said in remarks recorded by CBS News’s Mark Knoller. “Pretty influential guy. He is a big booster, big promoter of democracy all throughout the Middle East. Reform, reform, reform. You’re seeing it on Al-Jazeera.”Hmmm.......Can we impeach him now?Read the full story here.
- Armenian diaspora prepares to protest President Obama ahead of April 24.US President Barack Obama will encounter a public protest when he visits the Los Angeles area on April 21 as the Armenian diaspora has upped the pressure on Washington to officially recognize the killings of Anatolian Armenians during World War I as genocide in the run-up to the upcoming anniversary of the deaths, which is marked on April 24 as “Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.” The Armenian Genocide Community Task Force has issued a call to the entire Armenian-American diaspora in Southern California, calling on the community to join a public protest to be held outside a fundraising event for Obama at Sony Studios. “He must hear our community’s profound disappointment with his failure to honor his campaign promise that as president, he would recognize the Armenian Genocide and deliver justice to the Armenian people,” the call said, according to the Los Angeles-based English-language Armenian newspaper Asbarez. In Yerevan, meanwhile, a leading member of the Armenian National Assembly said on Sunday that Obama will not use the term genocide this year either, as she highlighted that the issue is not on the political agenda of the United States.Hmmm....There's no way he will offend his Muslim
brotherbuddy Erdogan"Muslims don't commit Genocide"?Read the full story here.
- HT:TROP.Tape Reveals Florida Imam
HoodwinkedLied to the Qur’an-Burning Pastor.A newly surfaced audiotape demonstrates how Imam Muhammad Musri, director of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, deceived the pastor of a charismatic Christian church in Gainesville, Florida, to avert the burning of a Qur’an in September 2010. During the run-up to America’s annual 9/11 commemoration, Dr. Terry Jones, mustachioed head of the Dove World Outreach Center, made an international splash by threatening to ignite the Muslim holy book in protest. After personal appeals by the President of the United States, Secretary of Defense, and a New Jersey automobile dealer who promised Jones a new car if he’d leave the Qur’an unlit, the pastor relented.At the time, however, Jones insisted that none of those appeals was decisive. Rather, he assured the news media that Imam Musri—who stood beside him on September 9 before the reporters, cameras and microphones gathered in Gainesville—had brokered a deal whereby New York City’s $100 million, 13-story Park51 mosque would be relocated from its proposed site within two blocks of Ground Zero.[...]
“Let me get your message straight,” Jones cautiously seeks to clarify. “Your message is you talked to the imam and—”
“He is willing to relocate,” Musri affirms.
“The mosque,” Jones ventures, still intent on correctly understanding Musri’s offer.
“The mosque from Ground Zero. OK?” says Musri impatiently. “To an alternative location that is not controversial at all, away from Ground Zero. OK?”
“He is willing to do that?” Pastor Jones asks one last time, just to be safe.
“Yes,” says Imam Musri, who adds that the offer is conditional on Jones forgoing his Qur’an burning.
“Of course, obviously,” replies Jones.
A few hours after the tape’s release, The New York Times interviewed Muhammad Musri by telephone. The imam maintains Jones’s recording is a fake. “I don’t think it’s authentic,” Musri told The Times. “Even with whatever is in that transcript, it does not say I am promising him it will be moved. He made it up, as simple as that.”Yet given the newfound evidence, it’s impossible to consider this another He Said. The tape’s audio quality is good. The transcript is accurate. The record speaks for itself. Imam Muhammad Musri is a liar.And Pastor Terry Jones, for all his anti-Muslim rhetoric (his book is titled Islam Is of the Devil), fell for it. Hook, line and sinker.Read the full story here.
- HT:IsraelMatzav.Obama's 'smart diplomacy' allows Hezbullah's South American operations to escape.In a joint operation with the US Drug Enforcement Agency, Colombia has arrested Walid Makled, one of the three top drug dealers in the World. Makled is a Syrian-born Venezuelan citizen, who claims to have a treasure trove of information on Hezbullah operations in Venezuela. Makled is in a position to know. He is believed to have paid more than $1,000,000 per month in bribes to Venezuelan generals and ministers to protect his drug business.Makled will only give the information he has about Hezbullah to the United States. But he is being extradited to Venezuela and not to the United States as he wished. Colombia is afraid of Venezuela. Colombia is also afraid that Washington will abandon it.Makled claims to have information on Chavez's help to Hezbollah and other Middle Eastern terrorist groups operating in the Venezuelan soil. Makled stated in an interview that Hezbollah is "absolutely" active in Venezuela. He also has information on the flights between Venezuela and Teheran -- a serious source of concern for the US.As the Washington Post puts it: "The Obama administration is about to lose an extraordinary opportunity to prosecute one of the world's biggest drug traffickers. It will fail to break up a network that annually smuggles hundreds of tons of cocaine to the United States. And it will miss delivering a devastating blow to the most dedicated U.S. adversary in Latin America, Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez."Hmmmm.....If he really wanted to destroy America would he do anything different?Read the full story here.
- DOJ Source: Obama Regime’s Muslim Outreach Jeopardizing Terror Investigations.(PajamasMedia)The nearly six-hour interview I conducted earlier this year with a top Department of Justice official on the condition of anonymity brought forth a number of revelations about serious problems within the U.S. government’s homeland security and law enforcement community.Last Thursday, I reported here exclusively at PJM on a DOJ memo dated March 31, 2010, from Assistant Attorney General David Kris to Acting Deputy Attorney General Gary Grindler. The memo effectively ended the prosecution of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) co-founder and Chairman Emeritus Omar Ahmad — in addition to the prosecution of other prominent American Muslim leaders — for helping support the Hamas terrorist organization. This decision, according to my source, was not made based on the overwhelming evidence that had been compiled over the past decade by the U.S. attorney’s office in Dallas, but was made due to potential political embarrassment for the Obama administration and out of fear of inflaming the American Muslim community.But another troubling claim came out during our interview: “Muslim outreach” programs by U.S. government agencies to terror-tied Islamic groups have directly interfered with ongoing terrorism investigations.Hmmmm......."I will stand with my Muslim Brothers"?Read the full story here.
- HT:AtlasShrugs.FEC to Investigate 2008 Atlas EXCLUSIVE: Obama's Secret Campaign Cash: Millions from Foreign Sources.Newsmax is reporting that the Federal Election Commission is finally investigating the story I broke back in 2008 on all of the improper campaign contributions, foreign money and illegal donations to the Obama campaign. Newsmax cites Ken Timmerman's article, but I broke the story that Timmerman writes about (all posts here), and it was well documented in my book: The Post American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America.Obama’s 2008 campaign finance records are full of riddles, mysteries, and unanswered questions. Contributing nearly $25,000 to the Obama campaign was Monir Edwan, who was listed on FEC documents as contributing from the city of Rafah in the state “GA.” Georgia? No – there is no Rafah in the Peach State. Monir Edwan sent money to Obama from Rafah, Gaza.Rafah is a Gaza refugee camp.The Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) “prohibits any foreign national from contributing, donating or spending funds in connection with any federal, state, or local election in the United States, either directly or indirectly. It is also unlawful to help foreign nationals violate that ban or to solicit, receive or accept contributions or donations from them. Persons who knowingly and willfully engage in these activities may be subject to fines and/or imprisonment.”Yet no one has found it noteworthy that Barack Hussein Obama himself appears to be in violation of this statute.According to the FEC, contributions to the Obama campaign from three brothers, Osama, Monir and Hosam Edwan, all from Rafah, totaled $33,000.And they weren’t alone. Al-Jazeera reported on March 31, 2008 that Gazans were manning phone banks for the Obama campaign.The brothers were vocal in their “love” for Obama – which in itself spoke volumes to Obama’s campaign. The media showed no interest, but Obama pricked up his ears. He smelled trouble; even though no reporters asked him about these contributions, he answered anyway. The Obama campaign contended in the summer of 2008 that they had returned $33,500 in illegal contributions from Palestinians in Hamas-controlled Gaza – despite the fact that records do not show that it was returned, and the brothers said they did not receive any money. And indeed, Obama’s refunds and redesignations on file with the FEC show no refund to Osama, Hossam, or Monir Edwan in the Rafah refugee camp.Why did Palestinians in a Gaza refugee camp have such love for Obama in the summer of 2008? Did they know he was going to run a jihad presidency?Just as disturbing were the phone banks in Gaza campaigning for Obama. Muslims in Gaza methodically worked the phones in Internet cafes, calling Americans and doing everything they could to influence the vote.When New York Congressman Jerrold Nadler was confronted with the Gaza phone banks issue while campaigning for Obama in South Florida in early November 2008 said that if there “really were phone banks in Gaza, that would be a major campaign issue.” He said it would be all over the media and be a major problem for the campaign. And he laughed at the idea that Obama was receiving campaign contributions from Gaza. The mainstream media laughed along with him, continuing its refusal to cover this explosive story.If there had been just one questionable tie, one link to jihadist entities, one link to groups advocating the destruction of Israel, Barack Obama might have merited the free pass he got from the mainstream media about this. But there were so many.And to this day they have never been explained.Hmmmm....."I will stand with my Muslim brothers"?Read the full story here.
- Danny Ayalon: There's no other solution than to topple Hamas.Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon on Saturday said that "Hamas is a brutal terrorist organization whose aim is to destroy Israel," adding that the Gaza-based group's regime should be toppled."Only the collapse of Hamas rule in Gaza will stop the firing," referring to the launch of two Grad rockets towards Ashkelon overnight Friday. "There is no other solution," Ayalon added.MK Eitan Cabel (Labor) and MK Ze'ev Bielski (Kadima), speaking at another cultural event in Yehud on Saturday, said it is the government's responsibility to pay any price in order to secure the release of captive soldier Gilad Schalit.The two added, the prime minister needs to make this difficult decision, perhaps the toughest decision in recent times - to release murderers with blood on their hands - so that Hamas releases Schalit, Israel Radio reported.Hmmmm.......What could go wrong?Read the full story here.
- America, the Dependent.By MichelleMalkin.So much for the new era of fiscal responsibility. The federal government's dependency drones have been spared the chopping block. After vowing to eliminate funding for President Obama's bloated $6 billion AmeriCorps social justice army, House Republicans retreated -- and will shrink the AmeriCorps budget by a minuscule 6.7 percent.Politicians originally sold AmeriCorps as an alternative to big government -- a program to "renew the ethic of civic responsibility and the spirit of community throughout the United States." With bipartisan support, the program has morphed into an all-purpose progressive slush fund. Instead of reining in the national service boondoggle, Washington has turned taxpayer-subsidized helping hands into a legion of Nanny State handout helpers. Goodbye, AmeriCorps. Hello, FoodStampCorps.Yes, across the Internet, the feds are recruiting AmeriCorps VISTA ("Volunteers in Service to America") workers to apply for jobs as publicists for the welfare state. Their mission: to sign up as many people to federal food stamp rolls as possible. Because, you know, the record-breaking 12 million that have been added since Obama took office is apparently not good enough.Make no mistake: Americans are suffering as a result of this profligate administration's job-stifling and anti-economic growth policies. No one questions the need for a basic safety net to care for those most in need of help. But the community-organizer-in-chief is squandering billions on failed Alinsky-ite rackets that are geared toward ever-expanding service not to the individual, but to the insatiable state.Hmmmm......If he really wanted to destroy America would he do anything different?Read the full story here.
- HT:IsraelMatzav.Qaradawi in a coma?Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who just two months ago enthralled two million Egyptians with his Jew hatred, is rumored to be in a coma.According to the Syrian News Network, renowned Islamic scholar Yousuf Al Qaradawi has fallen into a coma.The report gave no source or link. No confirmation has been obtained so far. However, the news has spread quickly on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.Hmmmm......"Silence is Golden"?Read the full story here.
- HT:Newzeal.KeyWiki Hits 4,000,000 Views.Many of my readers will be aware of a project I have been working on for just over a year now. KeyWiki: Unlocking the covert side of U.S. and Global politics. KeyWiki now has almost 50,000 articles and – as I noticed today, has just hit over 4,000,000 page views. Four million views is good, but it is nothing compared to how powerful this wiki is becoming and will become in the very near future. As we increase the number of contributors to the wiki, the number of articles will increase; KeyWiki articles will become higher and higher in search results, meaning that more and more people will get better access to the truth about those who would seek the downfall of America.I look forward to the bright future of KeyWiki, which, in association with my blog, New Zeal, will continue to shine the torch for liberty in the United States, in New Zealand, and around the World. I would be honored to have you standing with me.Trevor Loudon.Source .
- As Putin Crushes Russia’s Internet, Obama Stands By.(PajamasMedia).The technologically hip president is abetting the ruin of online freedomBoth the United States and Russia began gearing up over the past few weeks for their coming presidential elections next year. As with most things, the course of events in the two countries was rather different.In America, the opposition party candidates began jockeying for position and the incumbent declared his intentions. In Russia, where there is no opposition party and the incumbent is a mere figurehead, the corrupt dictatorial regime began systematically eradicating political dissent on the Internet.In Vladimir Putin’s Russia, there are three significant sources of dissent, all based mainly on the Internet: bloggers on the LiveJournal (LJ) host, the website of the newspaper Novaya Gazeta, and the website of shareholder rights activist Alexei Navalny, who is something like the Russian Ralph Nader.Between March 24 and April 8, all three came under a vicious, determined, and overwhelming DDOS attack from a powerful, shadowy enemy — and all three faltered and fell from their Internet perches. One of the LJ bloggers who disappeared was Dmitry Medvedev, the so-called “president” of Russia. Another LJ blogger, Timur_nechaev77, asked: “Who ordered the attack on LiveJournal is a rhetorical question. Who has been carrying out a mop-up operation of the mass media and the Internet for the last 10 years?”In Russia today, nobody has any doubts about the answer to that question. In Washington, D.C., though, it seems our government remains very much in the dark.A few months ago, Rustem Adagamov, the single most powerful LJ blogger, warned: “The Internet is the last free territory [in Russia] — but it won’t stay that way for long.” It didn’t take long for him to be proved right.Just as the DDOS attacks subsided, a high-ranking figure in the Russian state security forces — formerly known as the KGB — announced that his agency favored shutting down “foreign” Internet communication hosts such as Skype, Gmail, and Hotmail. These services, he said, use encryption technology that is difficult for the KGB to break, and therefore pose a direct threat to Russian national security.Putin’s moves to shut out contact between Russia and the outside world appear deranged when you know that Russia is facing a massive and increasing shortfall in foreign investment. With little domestic savings to speak of, Russians depend on foreigners to float their boat, yet their government is doing all it can to prevent them from understanding the needs and concerns of foreigners, which only further alienates foreign money from the Russian market.And Putin’s goons are going much further. The security forces are already openly bragging about reading the e-mail of opposition leaders, openly storming the offices of opposition publications at will, and openly seeking to bribe LJ bloggers to toe the Kremlin line. They are, in other words, practicing not just to destroy the Internet’s ability to influence the next presidential “election” in Russia, but to bring about a sea change in the way Russians get information from the Internet — permanently rendering the web useless as a means of challenging the Kremlin’s power.Obama has done nothing at all to stand up for American values in Russia. Instead, he’s munched burgers with Medvedev, unilaterally given up missile defense in Eastern Europe, and made it clear he thinks Medvedev is a progressive figure that America should support. This allows Medvedev to sell himself to his electorate as a man respected by the outside world, further undermining the legitimacy of those who would challenge him.In fact, to the shocking contrary, Obama may actually support the Kremlin’s efforts to wipe out privacy on the Internet. His administration is actively seeking to crack open Skype and Gmail, just like the Putin Gestapo. Who knows? Maybe Putin and Obama are sharing notes and secret midnight whispers.In short, one of the most memorable events of the Obama administration may well be the laying of the RuNet in its grave — and the rise of a fully realized neo-Soviet dictatorship in Russia.Hmmmm.......How long before Obama follows, or has he already ?Read the full story here.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
- Live broadcast info from Japan directly ! Here.
- Libya Live Blog - April 17. Here .(Al-Jazeera).
- Updated !Earthquakes in the last 24 hours in the world low seismic activity in Japan today between 4.7 and 4.9! More info here.
- Japan - Latest official Situation Update No. 89..Source : Here .
- Japan : For the most accurate info on the nuclear disaster go to : Paul Langley's Nuclear History Blog
- Lobbying Report: Drones Fly Through Congress to Enter US Skies.Within weeks and possibly days, President Obama is likely to sign into law a bill that will bring unmanned aerial vehicles - drones - into US general airspace, crisscrossing the country in company with passenger planes and other human-carrying aircraft.The story of how planes without on-board pilots will gain entry into our crowded airspace, where birds are life threatening, possibly within the next three years, is one involving campaign contributions, jobs and fear. As we will see, safety appears not to be the top priority.Drones like the Reaper are also used for assassination, killing people without trial or conviction, a violation of international law, compounded by the problem of misidentification.The Reaper can also be used strictly for surveillance and there are a variety of drones that can perform either killer or surveillance functions. Drones are also being produced for commercial uses, which include scanning land and oceans for agricultural, mining and fishing enterprises.Given the deadly record of drones, I and others in New York State and elsewhere, moved to lobby Senator Schumer to end his support of the drone amendment.Hmmmm.....Dictatorship coming soon to a neighbourhood near you?Could be inforced with these neat little hummingbird drones once they passed legislation for them?Quote"The company, based in California with 732 full-time employees, expects to sell even more drones to the Government once rules are relaxed to allow spying within America.Read the full story here.
- "Obama regime 'Protecting' Gadhafi?Report: US seeking country to take in Gadhafi.The Barack Obama administration has launched an intense search for a country that could provide refuge to Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi, The New York Times reported Saturday."We learned some lessons from Iraq, and one of the biggest is that Libyans have to be responsible for regime change, not us," a senior Obama administration official told the newspaper. But amid looming indictments against Gadhafi by the International Criminal Court in the Hague for the atrocities committed against his own people during the ongoing popular uprising and for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am 103, U.S. officials only have a narrow list of potential host countries.Three officials for President Barack Obama's administration told the Times they were considering finding a country that has not signed or ratified the Rome Statute, which requires countries to turn over anyone being indicted for trial by the ICC.That approach raises the prospect that Gadhafi could find haven in another country in Africa, where about half of the continent's countries have not signed the treaty. The United States is also not a signatory due to worries that is military officers and intelligence officers could be prosecuted "What we're simply trying to do is find some peaceful way to organize an exit, if the opportunity arises."Hmmmm.....It seems almost like Farrakhan has Barack Hussein Obama's ear?Read the full story here.
- Clinton warns intolerance threatens Arab revolts.Via :Forbes.BERLIN -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is warning that rising intolerance toward women and religious minorities threatens to hijack democratic transitions around the Arab world and spread violent extremism.Clinton told an award ceremony in the German capital on Friday that she was disturbed by recent developments in post-revolt Egypt in which women and Coptic Christians were singled out for attacks and abuse. She said such incidents test the unity of pro-democracy demonstrators whose peaceful protests ousted Egypt's authoritarian president and could fracture the reform movement.Clinton said she feared similar backsliding elsewhere in the Mideast and stressed it was critical for Egyptians and other Arabs whose nations are in the throes of change to resist intolerance and demand that their new leaders embrace open and inclusive governments.Source.
- Texas University Endowment Stockpiling $1 Billion in Gold Bars.The University of Texas Investment Management Co., the second-largest U.S. academic endowment, took delivery of almost $1 billion in gold bullion and is storing the bars in a New York vault, according to the fund’s board.The fund, whose $19.9 billion in assets ranked it behind Harvard University’s endowment as of August, according to the National Association of College and University Business Officers, added about $500 million in gold investments to an existing stake last year, said Bruce Zimmerman, the endowment’s chief executive officer. The holdings are worth about $987 million, based on yesterday’s closing price of $1,486 an ounce for Comex futures.The decision to turn the fund’s investment into gold bars was influenced by Kyle Bass, a Dallas hedge fund manager and member of the endowment’s board, Zimmerman said at its annual meeting on April 14. Bass made $500 million on the U.S. subprime-mortgage collapse.“Central banks are printing more money than they ever have, so what’s the value of money in terms of purchases of goods and services,” Bass said yesterday in a telephone interview. “I look at gold as just another currency that they can’t print any more of.”Hmmmm....Anyone else thinking the country is heading in the right direction.Read the full story here.
- HT:IsraelMatzav.Interview: 'Palestinians' want Fogel murderers released.Earlier, I reported that eight 'Palestinians' have been arrested in connection with the murder of five members of the Fogel family, two of whom have confessed to perpetrating the murder.Dr. Aaron Lerner spoke with Sa'd Nimr, the Director General of the 'Palestinian Authority's Ministry of Detainees. Dr. Lerner asked Mr. Nimr if the 'Palestinian' demand for the release of all detainees includes the murderers of Udi, Ruti, Yoav, Elad and Hadas Fogel HY"D (may God avenge their blood). You can guess the answer.Read and hear the full story here.
- "The War On Christianity".Persecuted for his cross: Electrician told he faces the sack for Christian symbol on his van dashboard.(DailyMail)An electrician faces the sack for displaying a small palm cross on the dashboard of his company van.Former soldier Colin Atkinson has been summoned to a disciplinary hearing by the giant housing association where he has been employed for 15 years because he refuses to remove the symbol.Mr Atkinson, a regular worshipper at church, said: ‘The treatment of Christians in this country is becoming diabolical...but I will stand up for my faith.’Throughout his time at work, he has had an 8in-long cross made from woven palm leaves attached to the dashboard shelf below his windscreen without receiving a single complaint.But his bosses at publicly funded Wakefield and District Housing (WDH) in West Yorkshire – the fifth-biggest housing organisation in England – have demanded he remove the cross on the grounds it may offend people or suggest the organisation is Christian. Mr Atkinson’s union representative said he faces a full disciplinary hearing next month for gross misconduct, which could result in dismissal. The association strongly promotes ‘inclusive’ policies and allows employees to wear religious symbols at work.It has provided stalls at gay pride events, held ‘diversity days’ for travellers, and hosted a gender reassignment event entitled A World That Includes Transpeople.Mr Atkinson, who has an unblemished work record, said he had not been shown similar respect. ‘The past few months have been unbelievable, a nightmare,’ he said.‘I have worked in the coal mines and served in the Army in Northern Ireland and I have never suffered such stress. The treatment of Christians in this country is becoming diabolical. It is political correctness taken to the extreme.’But he added: ‘I have never been so full of resolve. I am determined to stand up for my rights. If they sack me, so be it. But I am standing up for my faith.’Mr Atkinson’s battle follows a series of similar cases involving Christians who claim their freedoms have been curbed following the introduction of controversial equality laws.Campaigners accused the housing association of ‘remarkable intolerance’ at a time when millions of Christians will be celebrating Palm Sunday today, a week before Easter Sunday. Palms are traditionally distributed during services to mark Christ’s triumphal entrance into Jerusalem.Andrea Williams, of the Christian Legal Centre, which is backing Mr Atkinson, said: ‘Colin Atkinson is a decent and hard-working man, yet after many years of service he has been told he cannot continue to have a small palm cross in his van.‘This smacks of something deeply illiberal and remarkably intolerant. Is this the kind of society the British public want to live in? ‘The cross is a profound symbol of God’s love for all of us. We should not be embarrassed about it.’Mr Cunliffe said his union abhorred any form of discrimination, but the association was ‘taking its politically correct policies far too far’. He said: ‘The company is using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. It is totally disproportionate that someone should face dismissal for displaying a discreet religious symbol. Hmmm......When will the Pope do the right thing and confront this "War on Christianity"?Read the full story here.
- Israel may let new flotilla reach Gaza.(IrishTimes)Israel is considering allowing the Freedom Flotilla 2, due to sail next month, to reach Gaza, to prevent a repeat of last summer’s clash between flotilla participants and Israeli forces.A document drawn up by the foreign ministry in Jerusalem and presented to prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested as one option allowing the vessels to reach Gaza without interference.Such a scenario, it was argued, would not undermine the legality of Israel’s naval blockade imposed on the Hamas-controlled strip. As proof, foreign ministry officials noted that when Ehud Olmert was prime minister several vessels were permitted to reach Gaza.Another alternative presented to Mr Netanyahu is to have Cypriot forces carry out security checks on the flotilla. If the vessels were not carrying weapons, they would be allowed to proceed.According to reports, Turkey’s IHH organisation is planning a large flotilla to mark the one-year anniversary of last year’s interception. Six vessels were boarded by Israeli commandos on May 31st, resulting in the deaths of nine Turkish activists when clashes broke out on the main vessel, the Mavi Marmara. The lead vessel on this year’s flotilla is again expected to be the Mavi Marmara, which will be accompanied by 15 vessels and nearly 1,000 activists from dozens of countries.Irish supporters have reportedly purchased a vessel to take part in the flotilla. Irish activists due to sail include former Fianna Fáil TD Chris Andrews and his party colleague Senator Mark Daly, Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh, Left Alliance TD Richard Boyd Barrett, Sinn Féin councillor Gerry MacLochlainn from Derry and artist Felim Egan.In tandem with the diplomatic moves, the army continued preparations to intercept a new flotilla.Operation Green Pastures is aimed at stopping the vessels as far as possible from Gaza. Military sources said the army was working on “new methods” to deal with the activists, but warned that despite the planning there was a “high probability” of casualties this time around as well.Read the full story here.
- "Sanctions....What Sanctions?"Turkey, Iran open third border crossing in regional cooperation effort.Iran and Turkey have opened a third border crossing at Kapıköy in eastern Turkey’s Van province, in what the foreign ministers of both countries called a symbol of friendship amid increased regional cooperation efforts.“Our prime minister has set a target of $30 billion in annual trade with Iran. That is why we are opening this border crossing,” Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said Saturday. “We are announcing to the world that Turkey and Iran will be friends for eternity.”Hmmm......Get the traitor Turkey out of NATO NOW !Read the full 'story' here.
- HT:BigPeace.France: Waving A Foreign Flag May Soon Be Illegal.Fresh on the heels of the Burka ban, the French Parliament is considering a bill that would ban the display of any foreign flag. Connexion France reports:“WAVING or displaying foreign flags in France could become an offence if an amendment is passed by MPs.A bill originally targeting the waving or display of non-French flags at mairies in France, particularly at weddings, has had an amendment added to make it an offence to wave such flags in public.The new amendment, proposed on March 30, by MP Guy Teissier would “regulate the use of foreign flags in French public spaces by demanding prior permission”.According to news site rue89.com Mr Teissier said: “A certain number of people, be they French, foreigners or not, during a diverse range of occasions – national holidays, protests – or in their daily lives, wave the flags of their country of origin.”He added this was “provocation against the principles of the French republic”.If the amendment is voted through, waving a foreign flag in public without prior permission could be punishable by a fine of up to €1,500.Hmmmm....."Ah ! ça ira, ça ira, ça ira"Read the full story here.
- Prince William personally invites homeless girl,meanwhile the Obama's still not invited.From homeless shelters to a front row seat: Destitute girl, 20, who wowed Prince William is invited to Royal Wedding.Barely a year ago, she was living a desperate existence, sharing homeless shelters with drug addicts while recovering from a serious stroke.But in less than two weeks, Shozna will take her place alongside royals, A-list celebrities and foreign dignitaries after getting an invitation to the first 'people's royal wedding'.Prince William and Kate Middleton have invited the former homeless teenager to Westminster Abbey after she was rescued from destitution by Princess Diana’s homeless charity, Centrepoint.William, 28, followed in his late mother’s footsteps by becoming patron in 2005 and spent a freezing winter’s night sleeping rough in support of their plight two years ago.At a charity gala last summer he heard Shozna, now 20, tell the galling story of how the bright, bubbly, 5ft 2in teenager was made homeless after having major heart surgery and faced the prospect of life on the streets.William was so moved that he broke royal protocol by giving her a hug.And he has now handpicked her for a golden ticket to the ceremony on April 29.Hmmm.....A Prince with a heart,beats a heartless President anytime.Read the full story here.
- And now for something completely different.Kingdom Tower gets green light.Elevator to take 12 minutes to reach to the top.Kingdom Holding Company, owned by billionaire Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal, has got approval to build the world’s tallest tower – Kingdom Tower – near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.According to The Saudi Gazette, the go ahead has been given for the mile high tower to be built by the Kingdom Holding.But a report quoting, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture that had earlier been involved in designing the project said it is “definitely not working on the design.”Meanwhile, according to The Gazette it would take an elevator 12 minutes to reach the top of the $30-billion tower. The tower will nearly be double the height of the 828-metre Burj Khalifa in Dubai and will include office, hotel and residential units.The paper also said that the new tower will be located in a new city that would be specifically built around the tower in Obhur, just outside of the port city of Jeddah.The 8.9-square-mile city will be able to accommodate 80,000 people and over a million visitors.Although the report indicated that the tower would be designed by Adrian Smith, who also designed the Burj Khalifa, a report in Wired.co.uk quoting the Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture said that the firm is "definitely not working on a mile-high tower design", and the reports are based on anonymous and unofficial sources.King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud at a presentation of a project in Jeddah.Hmmmm.....Why does it remind me of the 'Tower of Babel"?Read the full story here.