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Thursday, August 19, 2010

MFS - The Other News

                          Morning Posting.

  • Decision Not to Rebuild Church Destroyed on 9/11 Surprises Greek Orthodox Leaders.Greek Orthodox leaders trying to rebuild the only church destroyed in the Sept. 11 terror attacks expressed shock this week after learning, via Fox News, that government officials (Read Democrats)had killed a deal to relocate the church.Former New York Gov. George Pataki, who worked with the church as governor, told Fox News on Tuesday that the church should be rebuilt.

  • Video: New Ad Features 9/11 Families.The board members of Keep America Safe, Liz Cheney, Bill Kristol and Debra Burlingame, have announced the release of “We Remember,” an ad featuring first responders and family members of the victims of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 who are speaking out in opposition to the proposed Ground Zero mosque.

  • Exclusive: Al Qaeda Plans for Israel War.The terror group's arm in Yemen is ordering jihadists across the region to ready themselves for a war "by the Jews against Iran" that will spread across the globe, according to a new audio message. Bruce Riedel on the assassinations al Qaeda is plotting to exploit the conflict—and the new threats against America.

  • $200M In Stimulus Construction Signs Were Encouraged by White House as 'Symbols of President Obama's Commitment to American People'.If this doesn't remind you of the old Soviet Union, you probably grew up after 1989. They have a word for this in other societies: Propaganda.

  • True Colors: Ground Zero Mosque Opponent Threatened by Ground Zero Mosque Developer?She spoke out against the Ground Zero mosque, now a Canadian Muslim says she is being threatened.Raheel Raza, a founding member of the Muslim Canadian Congress, calls the idea of a mosque within 300 metres of Ground Zero in New York “a deliberate provocation.”He’s denying the whole thing ever happened. The caller ID says otherwise.

  • Obvious Failure of Stimulus Becomes Obvious Even To Economists.Where do Keynesians go now that even public radio is talking about the failure of one of history's costliest Keynesian stimulus efforts?It's an "Obamination?"

  • Muslim woman who hasn't shown her face in public for 18 years ordered to remove veil to give evidence in court.The judge agreed that the jury should have the opportunity to assess Tasneem's facial expressions to help weigh up her credibility as a witness.Her decision, she added, was not to set a precedent for other courts - it was up to them to assess similar circumstances on a case-by-case basis.

  • Response of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan regarding a picture published by Time magazine.Time magazine has recently published a picture of an Afghan women Aisha, and described her horrifying story which is connected to the Taliban under the title 'Afghan women and the return of the Taliban’.The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan rejects this fabrication by the Americans, who are publishing these lies to divert attention of the people from their clear and disgraceful defeat.We all know the Taliban is known for their knitting and gardening skills?

  • Pyongyang on its knees: only potatoes to stave off famine.The capital's population had grown accustomed to a slightly better diet compared to the rest of the country. But the sanctions, the five-year plans and currency reform are beginning to be felt. And the population shows signs of timid protests against the regime.

  • Going for broke!Bankruptcies rise in America. BANKRUPTCY filings rose 20% in the year to June 30th compared with the previous 12-month period, according to statistics released on August 17th by the Administrative Office of the US Courts. This takes quarterly filings to their highest point since tougher bankruptcy laws were introduced at the end of 2005. That change brought a spike of bankruptcies, as companies and individuals rushed to declare themselves broke under the more lenient old regime. The data suggest that an older trend is reasserting itself. This is could be more bad news for Americaor it could just mean that creative destruction is alive and well.

  • The DC "300"march on 9/12/2010 will make history.America is ours. Reach out and take it.Now millions of additional people will have access to a large scale 9/12 rally. By organizing enormous rallies in Sacramento, St Louis, and Washington DC, Tea Party Patriots are making it easier for Americans to attend a big event within a 1 day drive from their homes. The goal is to have combined crowds that are so large they shock and awe those in government who would prefer to forget we exist.

  • Anti-'Mosque' Geller: 'Strip Clubs Didn't Bring Down The Towers'.Pamela Geller, one of the most prominent opponents of the proposed Islamic center two blocks from the former World Trade Center, said today in an interview the treatment of the "South Park" creators is a prominent factor in her quest to stop the center from being built.

  • If a mosque opens at Ground Zero on 9/11 next year, Obama can kiss the White House goodbye.Nine years after 9/11, the site of the Twin Towers is still an open sore on the face of New York — a festering reminder of the terror attack which claimed almost 3,000 lives.To add insult to injury, in the eyes of the victims’ families and the majority of Americans, approval has just been granted for a mosque to be built two blocks away from Ground Zero.What began as a local planning dispute could come to determine the fate of Barack Obama’s Presidency.

  • Ground Zero Mosque: Not Only Dividing the Country, but American Muslims, too.A new Siena Research Institute poll was released on Wednesday that displayed that New York voters by nearly a 2 to 1 margin oppose the plans to build an Islamic mosque/community center near Ground Zero.

  • More tests, preparation ahead of final BP well kill.BP Plc has more testing ahead before it can finally kill its ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well, the top official overseeing the spill response said on Wednesday.

  • President Obama’s Radical Islamic Ramadan Dinner Guests.With all of the hubbub surrounding President Obama’s apparent endorsement of the Ground Zero mega mosque and community center complex at last week’s White House Ramadan dinner, none of the cable talk shows that I have watched have bothered to examine the guest list. I think that is a mistake because the guest list gives some insight into what Obama really believes.Amongst all of the ambassadors and other dignitaries, two “community” leaders with a radical Islamic agenda stand out.You can learn a lot about someone by the company he keeps – or, in President Obama’s case, the people he invites to dinner at the White House.

  • Federal Court Rules Crosses Placed Alongside Utah Highways to Honor Fallen Patrolman is Unconstitutional.The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that 14 crosses placed along Utah highways to honor fallen Utah Highway Patrol troopers violate the U.S. Constitution.Score one for the Godless left.

  • Video:CNN.Another Incoherent President?

  • US Singer Punished After Stripping In Public.Grammy award-winning singer Erykah Badu has been fined and sentenced to six months probation for stripping naked on the site of JFK's assassination.

  • Video: Large companies will get hit with 9% increase in health costs under ObamaCare.Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses a new survey on the impact of ObamaCare on large companies in this clip from Fox News. This survey of employers with five thousand employees shows that executives are planning for a sharp increase in health-care costs, mainly from new mandates in ObamaCare and the lack of control over the actual costs in providing health care.

  • National Energy Grid Threatened by EMP Attack.Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) weapons pose a serious and growing threat to our national security. Rogue nations and terrorists are working to develop EMP devices to attack the United States and other developed nations. These include North Korea, Iran and China. Once North Korea and Iran have missiles capable of reaching the U.S., they can use an EMP burst over our nation to destroy us.

  • HT:WeaselZippers.Gaza: Islamists Gun Down 62-Year-Old Woman Accused of “Witchcraft”.Hey, we killed witches too…318 years ago.

  • Why Is Ground Zero Mosque Connection to Sharia Law Push Being Ignored?With the shocking report by Christine Brim revealing that the folks involved in planning the Ground Zero Mosque are heading a major push to get Shariah law forced upon the United States, one has to wonder why this startling fact has not become the talk of the town among the Old Media and the chattering classes?

  • How to Win the Clash of Civilizations! The key advantage of Huntington's famous model is that it describes the world as it is—not as we wish it to be.What do the controversies around the proposed mosque near Ground Zero, the eviction of American missionaries from Morocco earlier this year, the minaret ban in Switzerland last year, and the recent burka ban in France have in common? All four are framed in the Western media as issues of religious tolerance. But that is not their essence. Fundamentally, they are all symptoms of what the late Harvard political scientist Samuel Huntington called the "Clash of Civilizations," particularly the clash between Islam and the West.And we are loosing!

  • Sept 11 anniversary set for Muslim center marches.Opponents and supporters of a planned Muslim cultural center and mosque near the site of New York's World Trade Center will mark the ninth anniversary of the Sept 11 attacks with dueling events.Plans for the project, called the Cordoba House, include a 13-story building to house a prayer space, auditorium, swimming pool and meeting rooms. The planned structure is architecturally plain and does not include a minaret or dome -- motifs often associated with mosques.Am i reading this right?Did i just see 13 story building ?Where did the other 2 go to?To Mecca?

  • Vineyard buzzes less for Obamas’ second visit.“I have no desire to go chase him or see him,’’But this year’s T-shirt sales are much less brisk, merchants say.But so far this year, he said, his hot item is T-shirts of former President Bush asking, “Miss me yet?’’

  • For the Third Time Obama Gives Unions A Break From Transparency Rules.The Obama administration and the Democrat Party has yet again instituted new rules to allow unions to get out of having to report their financial doings to the federal government by again rolling back reporting requirements.Obviously as far as Obama is concerned “transparency” is one of those things that only enemies should be forced to observe. If you are an Obama friend, no transparency is required.

  • Pelosi and the Treasure Island land grab.Speaker Mop & Glo made headlines for her call to investigate opponents of the Ground Zero mosque, but there was something else about her remarks that should have raised your hackles.But hey, it’s the opponents of the Ground Zero mosque who deserve to be investigated.

  • Role reversal Saudi comedy provokes anger among male population.A role reversal comedy shown on Saudi television in which a woman marries four husbands has hit the very nerve it satirised - male pride and double standards.When she remarries for the first time she complains that her existing husband has stopped caring about his looks after five years, and is preoccupied with work.The next marriage is for a dare with friends, and the fourth marriage, to a Syrian, she explains by saying that she is now bored with Saudi men.

  • Trial Of Iran's 'Blogfather' Ends, Sentence Still Unknown.The sister of jailed blogger Hossein Derakhshan, writes in the blog "Justice for Hossein Derakhshan" that his trial ended three weeks ago, but that the family is still awaiting the sentence.

  • Iranian President's New 'Religious-Nationalism' Alienates Hard-Line Constituency.He has built his political career and populist appeal on twin pillars of pious religious faith and messianic fervor.But now Iran's president, Mahmud Ahmadinejad, is risking a breach with his fundamentalist allies by toning down his Islamist tub-thumping rhetoric in favor of a new oratorical weapon: nationalism.

  • Karl Rove Slams President on 'No, We Can't' and Islamic Center Comments.President Obama today said he had "no regrets" weighing in on the debate over the proposed Islamic center in New York City. Earlier today, Karl Rove, former adviser to President George W. Bush, slammed Obama for chiming in on the New York Islamic center debate and for saying the Republican Party's slogan is "No, we can't."

  • 'American Schindler’ helped 4,000 Jews escape the Nazis.An American journalist saved up to 4,000 Jews from the Nazis and helped ship some of the brightest Jewish minds from art and literature to New York, newly released passenger figures show.

  • Ailing Ground Zero heroes slam embattled Obama over mosque as New York takes stand against president.Ailing first responders who are still suffering the effects of the toxic cloud that covered the rubble of the twin towers nearly nine years ago accused the president of 'failing us' today by speaking out over the mosque - but not a health bill that could help them.I don't think this President cares about anyone but himself.

  • HT:WeaselZippers.Rep. Peter King Says Pelosi’s Call to Investigate Mosque Opposition is a ‘Threat’ to 9/11 Families.“I only see it as a threat by the speaker to intimidate people who are speaking out against the location of the mosque. I can take care of myself, but I’m thinking of the families — the family members … I mean, these are people whose hearts have been broken by Sept. 11. The wound has now been torn open,” Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.)

  • HT:TheJawaReport.60 Years of Women's Service in the IDF.Lots of teh evil Juice babes!

  • Iran’s Secret Pipeline into the U.S.Iran Air 744 is a bimonthly flight that originates in Tehran and flies directly to Caracas with periodic stops in Beirut and Damascus. The maiden flight was Feb. 2, 2007.The mere existence of the flight was a significant concern for U.S. intelligence officials, but now a broader concern is who and what are aboard the flights.“If you [a member of the public] tried to book yourself a seat on this flight and it doesn’t matter whether it’s a week before, a month before, six months before — you’ll never find a place to sit there,” says Offer Baruch, a former Israeli Shin Bet agent.

  • 'Ban this far-Right rally': Police move to halt march over riot fears.A chief constable is seeking emergency powers to ban the far-Right English Defence League from marching through a city's Muslim neighbourhood, amid fears it could provoke widespread violence.Up to 10,000 EDL supporters are expected to descend on Bradford over the bank holiday weekend in what is claimed will be a rally against Islamic extremism.But residents fear the provocative march could cause a repeat of the 2001 religion race riots.

  • Some Muslims question mosque near ground zero.American Muslims who support the proposed mosque and Islamic center near ground zero are facing skeptics within their own faith - those who argue that the project is insensitive to Sept. 11 victims and needlessly provocative at a time when Muslims are pressing for wider acceptance in the U.S.

  • Something to Hide? Cordoba’s Hidden Website Disappears After Big Peace Exposé.What’s been below the radar in many news reports concerning the Ground Zero Mosque is that, prior to the provocative act of the mosque, Rauf’s main preoccupation has been Cordoba’s ‘Shariah Index Project.' The tagline of the project was, “Imagine: a Perfectly Islamic State.

  • King Hassan II of Morocco: A Secular Muslim Is Not a Muslim.In the video below, the late King Hassan II of Morocco (died 1999) asserts the absolute primacy of Sharia in Islamic countries. In fact, he even denies the possibility of secular law under Islam.a video of King Hassan II of Morocco in which he briefly explains why it is an illusion to think there ever can be a “secular” Islam (sometimes called a “European Islam”). In short, Islam is incompatible with Western secular rule of law. Indeed, Hassan II, King of Morocco from 1961-1999, suggests that a secular Muslim is not a Muslim simply because “a Muslim can not be secular.”

  • HT:WeaselZippers.Florida: GOP Candidate Says Ground Zero Mosque Should be Built “Nine Stories Underground So We Can Walk Above it."A Republican U.S. House candidate in the Florida Panhandle has told a group of middle and high school students that Islam “is against everything America stands for."

  • Obama says housing glut hindering economic recovery.President Barack Obama has said an over-supply of homes is hindering the US economic recovery.Now that's tought how about we destroyed all the foreclosed houses?Mr Obama also said the US had to find a way to curb its budget deficit without further slowing economic growth."People, consumers, are not going to start spending until they feel a little more confident that the economy's getting worse stronger," he said in Ohio.Or another President?

  • Young will have to change names to escape 'cyber past' warns Google's Eric Schmidt.The private lives of young people are now so well documented on the internet that many will have to change their names on reaching adulthood, Google’s CEO has claimed.

  • Take a tour of Russian billionaire's $300 million yacht.In another decade, Robin Leach would've leapt at the opportunity to tour Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichencko's 394-foot yacht, which has never before been seen by the public - until now.

  • Meet the 'Michelin Baby': Chinese boy, 10 months, weighs the same as a six-year-old. A Chinese baby has become so chubby he now weighs the same as a six-year-old child.Ten-month-old Lei Lei has been nicknamed the ‘Michelin Baby’ after tipping the scales at a whopping 20kg (3.1 stones)According to his mother, Cheng Qingyu, her son was a normal weight at birth, but thanks to his ravenous appetite he has steadily ballooned since.

  • Lives of Victorian poor go online at National Archives.Records detailing the lives of the Victorian poor, including those in workhouses, have been published online.The National Archives project involves letters and reports passed between poor law authorities in England and Wales. Project director Dr Paul Carter said the records were "unrivalled" as an important source for examining the lives of the Victorian poor.

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