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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

MFS - The Other News

                Morning Posting.

Handicapping the 2010 Election: The Five Biggest Mysteries.Fifteen weeks until the election, political prophets are peddling the kind of glib certainty about the future normally found at an astrologer's convention.

Lat Am nations bid to join Mexico in Arizona case.Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Peru filed separate, nearly identical motions to join Mexico's legal brief supporting the lawsuit filed by U.S. civil rights and other advocacy groups.

Licence to practice not renewed for lawyers who defend human rights,Tibetans, pro-rights activists or Falun Gong.

Mexico arrests man with 18 monkeys around his waist.Ay Caramba !No "monkey business" here!

BP Considers New Plan to Permanently Seal Well.B.P. suffering from "Déjà vu"?

Mel Gibson saga:Oksana Signed, Then Rejected $15 Mil Deal."From Russia with calculator?"

Ocean Conservancy: “President Obama Starts a Sea Change for Our Ocean”,more here.President signs an Executive Order establishing a National Ocean Policy and marine planning framework; takes an historic step for a healthy environment and economy.Oh my God more "Change"?

Billy Nungesser is brutally honest about poor Fed response to Gulf oil spill.The video Obama doesn't want you to see.

Documents show media plotting to kill stories about Rev. Jeremiah Wright.Gibson asked Obama why it had taken him so long – nearly a year since Wright’s remarks became public – to dissociate himself from them. Stephanopoulos asked, “Do you think Reverend Wright loves America as much as you do?”

Obama Feds Hand $28 Million to Kenya Proxies Fighting for Pro-Abortion.Constitution.Article 26 of the proposed constitution would broadly permit abortion if the “health of the mother is in danger,” “or if permitted by any other written law.” Abortion is one of two prongs upon which the Christian churches in Kenya have launched their opposition to the adoption of the constitution – the other being the Khadis courts, where Muslims would fall under Islamic jurisdiction and potentially pose a threat to Christian converts from Islam.

Frequent Muslim Speaker to Kids in New York Schools Supports Hamas, Hezbollah.In an interview with PJM, Hassan Shibly claims his school talks are non-political despite evidence to the contrary.Shibly is not shy about stating that “Hezbollah is absolutely not a terrorist organization.” Rather, he says the group is a “resistance movement” and “any war against them is illegitimate.”

In sign of warming ties, Turkey FM reportedly meets Hamas chief.Davutoglu and Meshal discuss ways to break Israeli siege on Gaza, Palestinian reconciliation efforts, and Turkey's demands in aftermath of flotilla raid, according to Anatolia news agency.Ok Turkey -Hamas -Iran and Syria how much more they need before they kick Turkey out of NATO?

Cat saga stirs diplomatic world.South American ambassador to Israel deserts wife, takes away her money, 40 beloved cats.Hmmm "you got to choose between me or the cats"?

Spider-infested ship turned away from port.Thousands spill out as cargo is unloaded; vessel last docked in South Korea.

HT:Hotair Pundit.Video: Brown Berets harass American patriots protesting illegal immigration.

Only 15 states have majority that approve of Obama.Still that many who believe In his "Change"?

The Spot-and-Shoot Game: Israeli female soldiers kill by remote control.The female soldiers, located far away in an operations room, are responsible for aiming and firing remote-controlled machine-guns mounted on watch-towers every few hundred metres along an electronic fence that surrounds Gaza.Looks that kill?

Human rights attorney who claimed she was beaten by Egyptian officials has gone missing.In her July 8th video, a badly-bruised and clearly-injured Al-Imam appeared with her two young children. They sang a Christian hymn, asking Christ to hold their hands and strengthen them as they “suffer high waves of persecution.” Shortly after the video aired, the Al-Tareq offices were vandalized and Al-Imam and her children disappeared.

Iran versus International Atomic Energy Association.Iran accused the IAEA of treating it on political grounds. It accused two inspectors of fabricating data and leaking it.

Sea floor methane gas leak confirmed:Are local Florida authorities part of oil spill media blackout?However, this leak may not be new. In the early stages of the 90 day-old disaster, oil industry expert Matt Simmons told NBC News that a major area of seepage was coming from an area about 7 miles from the well. Simmons called it the “elephant behind the mouse.”

Turkish court indicts 196 over suspected coup plot.A Turkish court indicted 196 people on Monday, among them retired military commanders, over an alleged plot to overthrow the government which has its roots in political Islam, state-run Anatolian news agency said.

Kremlin Regains Grip On Oil-Rich Muslim Republics.With the old leadership being pushed out in both Tatarstan and Bashkortostan, the Kremlin is showing it is confident it can eliminate the last relics of the Yeltsin era, manage the Muslim populations in the country and bring the final pieces of Russia’s mighty economic wealth under Kremlin control.

Singapore arrests British author for defamation.Singapore has arrested a British author as part of a criminal defamation investigation related to his book on the city-state's death penalty policy, police said Monday.

Raiding Iranian nuclear facilities: strategic considerations.A persuasive argument for the U.S. to approve an Israeli raid is that a successful raid would make feasible a U.S. withdrawal from its current wars without concern that Iran would fill the vacuum.

Three Gorges dam faces major flood test.China's massive Three Gorges dam faces the biggest test so far of its flood control as torrential rains swell the rivers that feed it."The levels of this flooding will be higher than the historic floods of 1954 and 1998," Wei Shanzhong, the head of the flood control and drought administration office for the Yangtze river, told China Central TV.

Israel appoints new UN ambassador.Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman at the weekend quietly appointed Israel's next ambassador to the United Nations, career diplomat Meron Reuben.

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