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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

MFS -The Other News

                         Afternoon Posting.

  • Jakarta, wave of fatwas against transsexuals, temporary marriages, gossip and sperm bank.

  • Ship lost for more than 150 years is recovered.Canadian archeologists have found a ship abandoned more than 150 years ago in the quest for the fabled Northwest Passage and which was lost in the search for the doomed expedition of Sir John Franklin, the head of the team said Wednesday.Marc-Andre Bernier, Parks Canada's head of underwater archaeology, said the HMS Investigator, abandoned in the ice in 1853, was found in shallow water in Mercy Bay along the northern coast of Banks Island in Canada's western Arctic,more here.

  • Details of 100m Facebook users collected and published.Personal details of 100m Facebook users have been harvested and published on the net by a security consultant.

  • French police find eight dead newborn babies.French police have arrested a couple after finding the bodies of eight newborn babies in a village, officials said.

  • Durable goods orders fall as growth picture dims."The number was weaker than expected and it could add to the idea that the economy is slipping into a double dip recession," said Bruce Bittles.

  • Caught in police sting: Airport staff filmed rifling through passengers' suitcases and stealing valuables.They were captured by covert police cameras over a period of six weeks helping themselves to cigarettes, jewellery and electrical goods.

  • Seven People Have Been Entrusted With The Keys To The Internet.These smart cards are the actual keys to the Internet. There are seven of them and they hold the power to restarting the world wide web "in the event of a catastrophic event."

  • Rare 3D film shows Warsaw devastated after WWII.Polish historians have created an unusual 3D film that documents the shocking sea of rubble that Warsaw was reduced to during World War II. Jan Oldakowski, the director of the Warsaw Uprising Museum, said the film "City of Ruins" is mainly meant for young people who do not realize the degree to which Poland's capital was destroyed from 1939-45.

  • Snapshot of global internet speeds revealed.The fastest broadband city in the world is Masan in South Korea.

  • U.S. Long-Term Debt Situation Is One of the World’s Worst.By 2030, the CBO projects that debt will more than double to 146 percent of GDP.If second term for Obama make that 2014.

  • Saudi Arabia: Medical Clinic Specializes in Treating People Possessed by Demons…MAKKAH: A clinic in the Eastern Province that provides treatment to people possessed by jinns has volunteered to help Turki, a 29-year-old Saudi from Makkah who according to his father is possessed by a female jinn and has, as a result, been chained to a bed for more than six years.Welcome to A.D. 613.Windigo's-Mummies and Trolls not covered!

  • Israel: Palestinians have set 'impossible' conditions for direct peace talks.Vice PM Shalom slams Palestinian terms for direct talks, AFP reports; Abbas expected to tell Arab League that indirect talks with Israel have not progressed enough to justify face-to-face negotiations.

  • Oil tanker damaged by freak wave, not 'terrorist attack'.Ship's owners originally reported an explosion in the Strait of Hormuz.

  • Ex-Nazi charged in deaths of 430,000 Jews.88-year-old German 3rd on most-wanted Nazis list.Samuel Kunz, 88, was informed last week of his indictment on charges including participation in the murder of 430,000 Jews at the Belzec death camp in occupied Poland, prosecutor Christoph Goeke said Wednesday. Kunz is believed to have served as a guard there from January 1942 to July 1943.

  • Is Fighting for Smaller Government Racist?When the NAACP allowed itself to be used by the Democratic party to try and smear a grass roots movement for smaller government as racist, the resulting controversy shone a light on more than just racism by individuals associated with the NAACP, but with the organization's inability to delink class warfare from racism.

  • Say argh! Prisoners forced to have teeth pulled out with no anaesthetic.With the pain etched across their faces, these inmates are forced to have their teeth extracted with no anaesthetic.It is part of a medical services programme which offers free dental care to prisoners with financial difficulties in Manila, Philippines.

  • Weep for Britain: 1940 this is not.Today’s truly shocking and quite astoundingly stupid speech in Turkey has now laid bare the fathomless shallowness and frightening ignorance and idiocy of Britain’s new Prime Minister.I would call it a political Gallipoli.

  • DEVELOPING: Coast Guard mishandling of emergency may have led to sinking of BP oil rig.An inquiry into the cause of the Deepwater Horizon rig's sinking on April 20 has revealed that the Coast Guard may have contributed to, rather than lessened, the chaos on board the rig following the explosion.

  • Lucky escape for grizzly bear who comes face-to-face with Sarah Palin... she's only got a fishing rod in her hand!A gathering of "Mama bears?"

  • YouTube signs local TV news deal.Partnership lets people living in San Francisco area upload photo or video reports for use by ABC7 News.

MFS - The Other News

                          Morning Posting.

  • Iran stoning case woman fainted on hearing sentence, says cellmate.For days, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtian was like 'a ghost wandering in shock' after receiving death penalty.

  • Germany: Turkey is not yet ready to join the European Union, but it is essential that it be “on Europe’s side,” German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle was quoted as saying on Tuesday.“If the question had to be decided today, Turkey would not be ready for membership and the EU would not be ready to absorb it.”Hooray for German efficiency!

  • A Girl Triumphs Over an Unspeakable Crime.Nine months ago, The Daily Beast reported on an horrific crime: An Afghan teenager's nose and ears were cut off by vindictive in-laws after she tried to run away from an abusive marriage. Now, after national media attention, Bibi Aisha will travel to the U.S. for reconstructive surgery.

  • Video:Tennessee Official Says Islam May Be a ‘Cult’.Tennessee’s lieutenant governor, Ron Ramsey, has been asked to explain recent comments captured on video in which he suggested that Muslim Americans might not have a constitutionally protected right to worship in the United States.

  • Hungary Sued in Holocaust Art Claim.For more than two decades the heirs of a world-renowned Jewish collector have been petitioning the Hungarian government to return more than $100 million worth of art, most of which has been hanging in Hungarian museums, where it was left for safekeeping during World War II or placed after being stolen by the Nazis and later returned to Hungary.

  • Video:Female Genital Mutilation in the U.K.A truly horrifying expose of how Muslim girls in the UK are being taken back to the old country to have their genitals mutilated and prepared for forced marriage. Warning contains shocking testimonies and images!

  • Does the Obama Regime orchestrate Support UN Creation of Palestinian State?Palestinian Authority officials say if Israel and the Palestinians fail to reach an agreement to create a Palestinian state, the Obama administration will support a resolution at the United Nations that would unilaterally recognize a Palestinian state."Last year, Ahmed Qurei, former PA prime minister and member of the Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee, told WND in an interview that the PA "reached an understanding with important elements within the administration" to possibly bring to the U.N. Security Council a resolution to unilaterally create a Palestinian state.Asked to which "elements" he was referring, Qurei would only say they were from the Obama administration.

  • HT:JIDF.Videos:Maryland Hate Crime: Synagogue Defaced with Swastikas and Hate Against Jews.Shows again how "Intelligent' these morons are they can't even spell right in German"Sieg Heil" not Seig Heil another example of idiots on the rampage!

  • President Obama Once Again Makes Erroneous Claim That Foreign Entities Can Spend Unlimited Amounts in U.S. Elections.“Tomorrow there’s going to be a very important vote in the Senate about how much influence special interests should have over our democracy,” Obama said. “Because of the Supreme Court’s decision earlier this year in the Citizens United case, big corporations -- even foreign-controlled ones -- are now allowed to spend unlimited amounts of money on American elections.”He must be confusing his own election again?

  • Why Some Republicans Want to ‘Restore’ the 13th Amendment.No, it’s not about slavery; like so much of our politics these days, it’s about Barack Obama.

  • Passenger Plane Crashes Near Pakistani Capital.A Pakistani passenger plane carrying at least 152 people crashed on Wednesday in the hills near Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital, civil aviation officials and local media said. Rescuers were struggling to reach the aircraft and news agencies reported that at least 20 bodies had been recovered so far.

  • What BP Knows About the Size of Gulf Disaster.While BP publicly stuck to claims that its blow-out well was leaking at rate of 5,000 gallons of oil per day, the company was privately operating under the assumption that at least five times that amount was gushing into the Gulf, according to documents released today by congressional investigators.

  • Olbermann: The Tea Party Is The New Ku Klux Klan.Disgusting, disgraceful, pathetic: a better way to describe Olbermann and the mainstream media in general is hard to come up with.

  • Video:Gingrich: Forget Ground Zero -- They Can Build A Mosque Near Central Park Or Columbia Instead.During his appearance, Gingrich ended up making it clear that he doesn't oppose mosques in all of New York -- just in this particular spot.

  • U.S. withdraws ‘pain ray’ from Afghan war zone.A ‘pain ray’ that blasts the enemy with unbearable heat waves hasbeen pulled out of Afghanistan by the US military.US army chiefs in Afghanistan have stayed silent about the reason for the U-turn.They can't find the enemy?

  • Economy erodes election hope for Democrats.Americans by a large majority believe President Barack Obama has not focused enough on job creation, as economic fears threaten Democrats ahead of November 2 congressional elections, a Reuters-Ipsos poll found on Tuesday.

  • Obama Undermining Intelligence Collection on Terrorists?Nabhan might have provided the United States with invaluable intelligence -- information available nowhere else about his terror network, its American recruits and its plans for new attacks. But thanks to a decision by Obama, all that intelligence was vaporized. Why did the president choose to kill, rather than capture, Nabhan?

  • Obama administration risks over $100 million trying to "save" a few thousand dollars annually on carbon emissions?Some say that Ka Le is haunted -- and it is. But it's haunted not by Hawaii's legendary night marchers. The mysterious sounds are "Na leo o Kamaoa"-- the disembodied voices of 37 skeletal wind turbines abandoned to rust on the hundred-acre site of the former Kamaoa Wind Farm.The ghosts of Kamaoa are not alone in warning us. Five other abandoned wind sites dot the Hawaiian Isles -- but it is in California where the impact of past mandates and subsidies is felt most strongly. Thousands of abandoned wind turbines littered the landscape of wind energy's California "big three" locations -- Altamont Pass, Tehachapi, and San Gorgonio -- considered among the world's best wind sites.

  • Press Briefing by National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen and NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco.

  • City and County Government Associations: Obama Economy Will Create or Save, Eh, I Mean Destroy or Eliminate 500,000 Public Sector Jobs.A report by a consortium consisting of the National League of Cities, the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National Association of Counties doesn't beat around the bush. It's title: "Local Governments Cutting Jobs and Services: Job losses projected to approach 500,000".

  • The new, improved Obama.You can give a hyena an "Ultimate Makeover" it will still remain a hyena!No matter how many Rabbis he invites at the White house he will still be Anti -Israel.

  • UK: “Allahu Akbar” Screaming British Islamists Protest in Front of Downing Street Over WikiLeaks Documents…“British soldiers go to hell, hands off Muslim lands”- chorus.

  • Videos Rouse Russian Anger Toward Police.One day last fall, a police officer here put on his uniform and sat on a drab tan couch before a video camera. In a halting monotone, he recorded two video appeals to Vladimir V. Putin, 13 minutes in all.

  • Will the burka's biggest foe soon be praising Allah? French Minister Eric Besson promised his Tunisian fiancee's family he would convert to Islam, and then passed a law banning religious veils.

  • India Struggles To Stem Rise In 'DisHonor Killings'.Traditional Indian values are clashing with modern mores in northern India, where there has been a reported upsurge in so-called honor killings, the murders of young couples who elope in defiance of caste boundaries and their families' wishes.Nearly every day, Indian media carry reports on the murders of young people who tried to defy very specific local rules about who can marry whom.

  • Hayward exiled to Siberia; will Obama be next?Many have complained that Barack Obama's detachment far outweighs that of Hayward.

  • Freezing temperatures threaten thousands in Peru.Plan is providing emergency supplies to thousands of children and pregnant women in Peru who are suffering from a cold snap that has already caused the deaths of more than 200 people from pneumonia.Temperatures have plummeted as low as -24C° in some areas, far below the average for July.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

MFS - The Other News

                         Afternoon Posting.

  • Iran nuclear sanctions by EU unacceptable, says Russia."This not only undermines our joint efforts to seek a political and diplomatic settlement around Iran's nuclear programme, but also shows disdain for the carefully calibrated and co-ordinated provisions of the UN Security Council resolutions," the foreign ministry said in a statement.

  • HT:Elder of Zion.The US Army wants a Torah.The Army wants a Torah scroll.And, in what appears to be somewhat against a fair RFP process, the Torah scroll it wants is so detailed that it can only be written by a specific scribe.

  • Iran to pay families to have babies, abandon 'ungodly' family planning.Under new plan, each child will receive $950 at birth, $95 every year until they reach 18.Under the initiative's rules children can withdraw the money at the age of 20 and use it for education, marriage, health and housing.Or leaving the country?

  • US Senate Lockerbie hearing postponed.US Senate hearings on the release of the Lockerbie bomber have been postponed because key witnesses have declined invitations to take part.

  • Media Matters Defends Hamas-Linked Obama Advisor as Mainstream Islamic.Something like Osama bin laden?Well, I agree, radical Islam is pretty much mainstream, if not a 100% accurate representation of Muslim groups — unless you manage to somehow call those who wish to impose sharia on the west and eliminate Israel anything but radical.

  • France declares war against al-Qaida.France has declared war on al-Qaida, and matched its fighting words with a first attack on a base camp of the terror network's North African branch, after the terror network killed a French aid worker it took hostage in April.

  • Experts: Ansel Adams photos found at garage sale worth $200 million.Two small boxes he bought 10 years ago for $45 -- negotiated down from $70 -- are now estimated to be worth at least $200 million, according to a Beverly Hills art appraiser.Those boxes contained 65 glass negatives created by famed nature photographer Ansel Adams in the early period of his career. Experts believed the negatives were destroyed in a 1937 darkroom fire that destroyed 5,000 plates.

  • Oil spewing from well near Louisiana marsh.20-foot-high plume seen; tug boat hit well before dawn, officials say.Adding insult to the Gulf's injury, a wellhead hit by a tug boat is now spewing oil near a Louisiana marsh area, officials said Tuesday.

  • Chechen children in Russia holiday camp brawl.Seven people have been arrested after a mass brawl in a Russian holiday camp involving a group of Chechen children."Caretakers say he made nationalist statements. After a while, the director of the camp, his father, brought in a large crowd of local boys, who committed the pogrom. The children sustained major traumas," said Mr Kadyrov.

  • Announcing Radical-in-Chief .I am pleased to announce that my political biography of President Obama, Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism, will be published on October 19 by the Threshold imprint of Simon & Schuster. Here is the Amazon page. Here is the cover.RADICAL-IN-CHIEF marshals a wide array of never-before-seen evidence to establish that the president of the United States is indeed a socialist. Tracing an unbroken thread of socialist activities and political partnerships, from Obama’s youth through his community organizing days and beyond.

  • The tax hike nobody's talking about.Get ready for a smaller paycheck.At least that's what could happen if Congress doesn't approve President Obama's proposal to extend the Making Work Pay tax credit soon.

  • Anti-Semitic talkbacks in Romania: Jews in control.Reports on Israeli military chopper crash in Romanian media spark wave of racist responses. 'Six fewer Zionist terrorists,' one says.

  • Dems fear GOP oversight of Obama administration."We have seen what happens when Republicans take control of Congress with a Democratic president," Franken told the Netroots group, "and it ain't pretty."

  • Spotlight on Iran Update, July 27 , 2010.Pictures of the week: industrial workers amidst ongoing power outages.

  • Saudi King a No Show as Treasures Glitter in Louvre Exhibition.Paris is abuzz with rumors about King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and why he didn’t show up, as planned, at the opening of the Louvre’s first show devoted to his country.Was he furious at an article in the newspaper “Le Figaro” quoting him on June 29 -- falsely, say the Saudis -- as having said to Herve Morin, the French minister of defense, that two countries, Iran and Israel, didn’t deserve to exist?My bet is on Furious

  •  HT:AstuteBloggers:Michelle Obama will take youngest daughter to Spain on the Taxpayer Dollar...And they're gonne be out of the country and away on his "Birthday".(I use " .." because it's just the anniversary of the Christian date of his birth,not the Muslim date -wich was 22 safar 1431 or 02/14/2010 - and they already celebrated it!It wouldn't surprise me if Michelle went to visit the Grand Mosque of Cordoba,anyone wanne bet?

  • Thanks for the memories, Barack: Or, how to bankrupt a country in three easy steps.“Europe’s prospects brighten as U.S. fades.” Thus a headline in Reuters this morning.German business confidence is soaring while U.S. consumer sentiment sinks.Britain’s second-quarter economic growth was almost twice as fast as expected, the strongest in four years.Meanwhile, economists have steadily marked down forecasts for Friday’s U.S. gross domestic product report.Thanks a lot, Mr. President. And thanks to you, too, Secretary Geithner. You inherited the richest, most productive country in history. And you have set it firmly on course for economic stagnation.Obama the walking & talking doomsday machine?

  • Wyclef Jean 'To Run' For Haiti Presidency.Remember how "Active' he was when the disaster struck?Come to think of it how much has Haity already recieved from the collected funds?

  • Ahmadinejad Rails Against Paul the Psychic Octopus for Spreading “Western Propaganda and Superstitions”Apparently Ahmahomo asked Paul when the Mahdi would return and he said never, that pissed him of…I can see it coming "A fatwa against psychic octopusses"?

  • Iran opposition warns of revolution.Iran's opposition leader Mousavi said Monday that Ahmadinejad's regime could suffer the same fate as the deposed Shah if they continue to consolidate their grip on power.

  • Audit: U.S. Can't Account for 95% of Iraqi Funds.Defense Department Unable to Trace $8.7B in Iraqi Oil Money Tapped by U.S. for Rebuilding Nation.Obama and transparancy that's like BP without oil?

  • Faster please.The Brothel Named Iran.I’ll bet you haven’t seen very much news about Iran during the past week or 10 days, have you? And yet there’s lots of news!

  • Disappearing Shemen: Clean-Up Crews Can’t Find Crude in the Gulf.Is this the opposite of the Chanukah miracle? For 86 days, oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico from BP’s damaged well, dumping some 200 million gallons of crude into sensitive ecosystems. BP and the federal government have amassed an army to clean the oil up, but there’s one problem — they’re having trouble finding it.

  • Now that Bell's $800,000 City Manager has resigned, perhaps San Francisco can examine its 10,000 or so six-figure city workers.

  • Pandering to Muslims at Taxpayer Expense.Western governments may be swimming in red ink, but there has been no slowdown in public resources being devoted to placating Muslims and conducting comical exercises in multicultural outreach. A few recent lowlights spanning three countries.

  • Youth Vote Cools on Obama.A recession hitting younger workers hardest, frustration with a slow-to-change Washington after the campaign joyride—young supporters are ditching the president. Samuel P. Jacobs on whether they’ll come around by November’s midterms.

  • Turkey helping Syria crush Kurds, and implication for Israel.As Turkey builds relations with fellow Islamist neighbors, reports are coming in of Turkey helping Syria crush Kurds in Syria, Iran crush its Kurds, as well as fight its own Kurds and those from Iraq.When will they remove this Islamic butcher from NATO?

  • Hamas official says group considering military draft in Gaza.Security official: Financial, demographic considerations will affect decision to conscript.

MFS - The Other News

                  Morning Posting.

  • ‘U.S. and China are Headed for a Generational Crisis War’.The North Koreans are threatening a ’sacred war’ and ‘physical response’ to the joint U.S.-South Korean naval exercises taking place in the Sea of Japan between Japan and Korea, and soon in the Yellow Sea between China and Korea. The exercises are a response to North Korea’s torpedoed sinking of the South Korean warship Cheonan.This is typical of North Korea’s bluster, but the confrontation between the U.S. and China is far more significant.

  • Dutch sailor, 14, gets OK for solo world trip.A Dutch court has cleared the way for 14-year-old Laura Dekker to set sail on a risky solo voyage around the world.

  • China Warns U.S. to Stay Out of Islands Dispute.“What will be the consequences if this issue is turned into an international or multilateral one?” he asked in remarks published on the Foreign Ministry’s Web site. “It will only make matters worse and the resolution more difficult.” The Chinese know Obama is a weak mollusk?

  • Indonesia: Record number of anti-Christian attacks in 2010.Between January and July, 28 incidents were recorded compared to 18 for the whole of 2009 and 17 for 2008. Bekasi holds the record. “It seems that people and the government do not realise that the right to worship, as stipulated in the Constitution, comes with the right to have a house of worship,” says the deputy chairman of the Setara Institute for Peace and Democracy.So basically you might say since Obama became U.S. president things got a lot worse in Indonesia?

  • Not al Qaeda but Hizballah is the world's most dangerous terrorist organization.Hezbollah is the number one Jihadist and terrorist group worldwide much more treacherous, better organized, structured and armed than Al Qaida, and on top, Iran is totally behind it.

  • Body of Missing U.S. Sailor Found in Afghanistan.One of two U.S. sailors missing in Afghanistan since last week has been confirmed dead and his body recovered, a NATO spokesman said Tuesday.

  • Iranian lawyer missing after interrogation over his support for adulterer who faced stoning.The lawyer responsible for representing an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery has gone missing and his wife and brother-in-law have been arrested, after he launched an international campaign to publicise her plight.Give Iran another seat at the UN women rights commission?How about human rights Mr President?Sorry.......ah yes golf will not rest?

  • Iraqi Militants Stealing Blood for the Injured.Members of Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia have been holding up blood banks and hospitals at gunpoint, stealing blood for their wounded fighters rather than risk having them arrested at medical facilities, according to Iraqi doctors, employees at health centers and the Sunni insurgents themselves.Afghanistan can become a success like Iraq?Whatever! 

  • Sao Paulo to build Temple of Solomon replica.Mega-church in Bras neighbourhood will be made of stones cut exactly like those of original temple.Brazil will build a replica of Jerusalem's destroyed Temple of Solomon in eastern Sao Paulo, in a four-year, 113-million dollar construction project, local media said Wednesday.

  • Gingrich to blast Obama's 'willful blindless' in security speech.Newt Gingrich will deliver a major national security address at the conservative American Enterprise Institute on Thursday in which he will reprimand the Obama administration's "willful blindness" to the threat of extremist Islam.

  • Obama Won’t Speak In-Person at Boy Scouts’ 100th Anniversary Celebration But Will Appear on ABC TV’s ‘The View’. President Barack Obama, the honorary chairman of the Boy Scouts of America, will not speak in-person before the group on Wednesday at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia, as part of the organization's 100th anniversary celebration. However, the president is sending a videotaped message to the scouts for Wednesday, the same day he will be in Manhattan to tape an appearance for ABC TV’s talk show “The View.”
  • Scout oath:On my honor, I will do my best
    To do my duty to God and my country;
    To obey the Scout Law;
    To help other people at all times;
    To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.

    Scout Law
    A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.Sounds like Obama ....right?

  • The Unpresidential President.Barack Obama has managed a rare feat: The longer he holds office, the more he diminishes in stature.The better he gets at golf?

  • White House Flipflops on Spain Trip AGAIN:Michelle Obama heads to Marbella for Spanish holiday with daughter and friends.The first lady will make an official visit to King Juan Carlos and Queen Sophia of Spain per their invitation, but all activities on the trip are closed to the press.Hmmmm ...friends?

  • Ahmadinejad: US, 'Zionists' to start new Mideast wars.Iranian president says his country has 'precise information' on American plot to stymie his country's growth and 'save Zionist regime' through military confrontation.

  • HT:JIDF.Is Facebook Manipulating the Number of "Likes?"As many of you know, we don't trust Facebook whatsoever. Considering all the facts about the company and the people behind it, no one should. They have gone out of their way to censor material they don't like. They have invaded the privacy of millions of their members. They allow Holocaust denial, Islamic jihadist content, as well as good ole' antisemitism, while they proactively target and censor Jews and Jewish groups.

  • HT:WeaselZippers.Colorado GOP Chairman Suddenly Outraged Tancredo Once Threatened to Bomb Mecca in Response to Islamist Nuke Attack on U.S.Note to the Colorado GOP Chairman: Most people in America would gladly bomb Mecca if jihadists set off a nuclear weapon on U.S. soil…

  •  China considers big rocket power.According to Li Tongyu, general manager of the marketing department at the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT), engineers are currently studying a rocket engine with the thrust of 600 tonnes, burning highly potent liquid oxygen and liquid oxygen propellant.

  • HT:WeaselZippers:France Kisses Pali Butt – Increases Diplomatic Status.The Palestinians have been represented by a delegation, led by a general delegate. Mr. Kouchner, left, said in a statement they would now have a mission led by an ambassador.

  • IRGC Commander: Iran Able to Mass-Produce Ballistic Missiles."We have reached a never-ending point in (increasing) the quantity of ballistic missiles," IRGC Lieutenant Commander General Hossein Salami said, noting that Iran has made great progresses in this area based on its home-grown capabilities and capacities.And that's it for the never ending "Baloni" story?Nope there's more: Iran to Stage Massive Air Drills.

  • Video:BP to set aside $32.2bn to cover oil spill costs.The company said the charge gave it a loss of $17bn for the three months between April and June - a UK record. BP also confirmed that chief executive Tony Hayward would leave his post by mutual agreement in October.He will be replaced by fellow executive, Bob Dudley, who is currently in charge of day-to-day clean-up operations in the Gulf.

  • The latest updates and pictures from the BP oil spill.Now that Tropical Storm Bonnie has passed, BP and the government are resuming operations to try and provide a permanent solution to the disaster. Fortunately, the storm died off and caused no significant damage to the site of the spill. The race is now on to finish the relief efforts before the next tropical storm system comes through. Here are the latest updates from Gulf Coast oil spill.

  • Natural gas could lead to new Lebanon-Israel war.The warnings from Hezbollah and Berri could be as much for domestic consumption as directed as Israel, aiming to press for the passage of a long-delayed draft oil law, needed before any Lebanese fields can be developed.I have mentioned this gas discovery before as a reason for a next conflict.

  • Israel lauds new EU nuclear sanctions on Iran.Move sends Tehran clear message that behavior is unacceptable, foreign ministry says, calling on more nations to impose extra measures.

  • SAUDI ARABIA: Growing condemnation of illegal "tourist marriages".Saudi men who go abroad, especially to poor countries, for "short term marriages" with local women, argue that in this way they do not commit adultery. But all the major schools of Islamic law deny the legality of such marriages. And there are those who, once unmasked, are forced to always bring their "permanent" wife with them.

  • Rarrrrrr! Asia's Computer-Animated Vision Of Mud Wrestling, Pole Dancing, Dope Smoking, Lara Croft Version Of 2012 Presidential Nominee Sarah Palin.OMG you got to see it to believe it!

  • Video:Cameron: Gaza 'cannot remain a prison camp'.And Turkey should join the EU.I'm thinking him talking to Obama didden't do Israel much good?

  • Nevada Ignores ACORN PR Head Fake, Proceeds With Election Fraud Prosecution.The attorney general of Nevada, Catherine Cortez Masto, isn’t buying into radical advocacy group ACORN’s efforts to convince America it doesn’t exist.A Las Vegas judge determined this week that ACORN and Busefink will proceed to trial Nov. 29.But the nation goes to the polls for congressional elections on Nov. 2.

  • President Obama attacks GOP for its blockage of campaign transparency legislation.As we all know Pres Obama is the textbook example of transparancy?.......Anyone?

Monday, July 26, 2010

MFS - The Other News

                         Afternoon Posting.

  •  The "Yankee" who will lead BP,Dudley Pick Underscores Importance of U.S. Much of BP's Growth Potential Lies in the States, but Political Minefields Threaten Drilling; 'There Is a Lot at Stake'.

  • Barack Obama faces rising pressure to publish Lockerbie bomber release letter.Scottish officials say US memo giving grudging support to freeing Abdelbaset al-Megrahi undermines president's criticisms.The letter was sent to Scottish ministers by a senior diplomat at the US embassy in London last August, eight days before Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was released from prison because he was dying from inoperable prostate cancer.Obama's administration has refused to allow publication of the letter, in which the US says allowing Megrahi to live at home in Scotland would be "far preferable" to sending him back to Libya under the prisoner transfer deal brokered by former prime minister Tony Blair in 2007.

  • BP boss Hayward to get immediate £600,000 pension.However, a BP source said he would be nominated for a non-executive position at the firm's Russian joint venture.He will also receive a year's salary plus benefits worth more than £1m.

  • Cameron: 'Those who are against Turkey joining the EU are playing on fears of Islam'.Is this the result of meeting with Obama?We have a Turkey that deals directly in a friendly manner with Iran and he wants it integrated in Europe?Nuts!

  • Updated!Sent to Russia: BP blunderer Hayward to join board of joint venture with'oligarchs'.Removing the 53-year-old Briton from the Gulf and placing him in western Russia was no-doubt at the top the agenda at a crucial London board meeting today.He has been widely seen as a ‘dead man walking’ ever since an oil-rig explosion led to the worst-ever environmental disaster in the U.S.My guess is Hayward knows where to many skeletons are buried ,they won't "sack" him anytime soon.

  • Man jailed for Muslim veil attack.A man who ripped a veil from a Muslim woman's face as she walked though Glasgow has been jailed for two years.

  • ‘My girl was abducted’.Faisal Ghani and Mohammed Moosa, admitted taking the children without consent. Moosa also admitted sexual activity with a girl under 16 in a hearing at Preston Crown They groomed the girls, aged 15 and 13, over several months in 2009 before abducting them and taking them to a hotel. Islam a religion of .......what?Pedophilia Diagnosis.

  • The Lost Gaddafi Tapes.Libya’s heir apparent, at the center of the Lockerbie case, is keeping mum about BP’s alleged role in the negotiations. In a luxury hotel suite in downtown Tripoli, I sat across from Saif al Islam Al Gaddafi, Libya’s heir apparent and the son of Col. Muammar Gaddafi.The handsome 37-year-old playboy had scored a major PR success with the release of the Lockerbie bomber the previous year.I still think the main stream media is conveniently looking in the other direction when it comes to Blair his role in this! 

  • U.S. may face deflation, a problem Japan understands too well.Economists worry that America could be edging closer to the trap that cost the other nation more than a decade of growth.

  • Turkey to fully implement UN resolutions on Iran, but is not obliged to support extra sanctions, finance minister says.Erdogan ,Ahmadenejad's little valet?Or just partners in killing Kurds?

  • Joan Walsh on CNN: Sherrod Can Talk About Race Any Way She Wants to Because Her Farther Was Killed by a White Farmer.

  • HT:RiehlWorldView.Sherrod: "We Must Stop The White Man And His Uncle Toms ..."The Sherrods also have a daughter, one with a rather interesting name. Pretty cool naming your kid after the Berlin Wall coming down, right? Well, not quite, unfortunately.Son Kenyatta and daughter Russia defended their mother from charges of racism which led to her resignation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture position as director of its Rural Development program in Georgia on Tuesday. Further research indicates she graduated high school in 1985. If she were 18 at the time, that would mean she was born in 1967. That's an interesting time for an American to name their child Russia - and it also happens to be the year Russia celebrated the 50th anniversary of the revolution. Hmm.

  • Clintonites Undermine Obama for Hillary 2012 Challenge.“If you ask me where the silver lining is for President Obama, I have to say I cannot see one,” Bill Galston.“The bottom line here is that Americans don’t believe in President Obama’s leadership,” says Rob Shapiro.

  • Containing China Is A Fool's Errand. Yet Obama's Deal with Indonesian Thugs Is Aimed at Exactly That.More on this topic.

  • Indonesia's special forces have not been brought to justice -- or cleaned up its act.

  • ISNA Conference Again Features Conspiracy Theories.For the second consecutive year, the Obama Administration honored the annual conference of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) with a prominent official to speak on behalf of the President. And, for the second consecutive year, that conference featured false and radical dogma about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and purported Jewish "power" over America.

  • United States Central Command in Iraq to repatriate more than 30,000 Nepali workers.The United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) in Baghdad has ordered the repatriation within 20 days of foreign workers in Iraq whose countries have banned its citizens from entering that country. The decision also includes 30,000 Nepali workers employed in US military bases. The purpose is to stop human trafficking between South Asia and the Middle East.

  • First Female Arab Combat Soldier in IDF is Proud to Serve Israel.Cpl. Elinor Jozef, the first female Arab combat soldier in the IDF:This will always be my home

  • South Korea signs on to finance first Jordan nuclear reactor.King Abdullah has claimed in the past that Israel was trying to trying to prevent his kingdom from developing a peaceful nuclear program.Sounds more to me like the rush is on for a nuclear Middle East?

  • HT:WeaselZippers.Saudi Arabia: Mutaween Go High-Tech in Bid to Keep Women From Escaping, Text Message Sent to Male Guardian if She Tries to Leave Country…American feminists to express their outrage in 5..4..3..2..1..1..1.. hey, where are they?…

  • Chelsea's wedding: The Wedding Is Talk of the Town, but Nobody’s Talking.Indeed, you can practically feel the shopkeepers biting their tongues, wishing they could share details of Chelsea Clinton’s wedding, which, according to wedding planners, will inspire many copycat choices among brides in the coming year.

  • Video: Pretty Wild's Alexis Neiers: "Lindsay Was Crying"."Crying. She was crying," Neiers exclusively tells E! News. "I could hear her. "

  • 'Convincing' Revolutionary Guards Who Support Green Movement 'Better Than Eliminating Them'.The commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps has officially acknowledged that some members have been supportive of the country's opposition movement. General Mohammad Ali Jafari said that it is better "to convince" guards who support the opposition than to get rid of them.

  • Did Bradley Manning Act Alone?The massive dump of U.S. military secrets about the Afghan war is believed to have come from the detained Army intel analyst. Philip Shenon reports he may not have been the lone leaker. Plus, the seven most shocking secrets from the WikiLeaks files.

  • President Obama to Appear on ABC's 'The View'.Will Become First Sitting U.S. President to Visit Daytime TV Talk Show.Remove all crosses and install the teleprompters?

  • Iowa Lake Vanishes in Hours.One day, Lake Delhi was filled with summer revelers swimming and tubing. The next, it was a mere fraction of what it used to be, after a privately owned dam that had created the Iowa lake in the 1920s broke down from heavy rain, sending its water cascading away.

  • HT:AmericanThinker: We the Serfs.The Constitution of the United States of America under President Barak Obama is being transformed from a nation of "We the People" to "We the Serfs."

  • UAE says BlackBerry is security threat.The United Arab Emirates has declared BlackBerry smartphones a potential threat to national security, saying the devices operate beyond the jurisdiction of national laws and are open to misuse.What's next a fatwa against BlackBerry use?

  • NT:AbbuAmnon.On this day in 1972 ...Three members of the Japanese Red Army attacked Lod (now Ben Gurion) Airport near Tel Aviv. Two of the JRA members involved killed themselves after killing 24 people.

  • Support for Sharia drops by 10 per cent in Indonesia.Support for Sharia has dropped in Indonesia. When asked whether “Sharia should be introduced in my area”, the number of respondents in favour of the proposition declined from 43 per cent to 36 per cent between April 2009 and March 2010.

  • HT:PoliticallyIncorrect.Geert Wilders comes to Berlin.The Dutch Islam critic and head of the Party for Freedom, Geert Wilders (middle of picture), is coming to the German capital of Berlin on October 2, 2010, at the invitation of Berlin Representative Rene Stadtkewitz.

  • A Little Reminder to the FEC to Complement Anita MonCrief's Revelations: Barack Obama's 2008 Campaign Website Supported Money-Laundering.Far in advance of the 2010 midterm elections, I would like to remind the Federal Election Commission of the unprecedented steps taken by the Obama administration in 2008 to facilitate electronic money laundering. This summary should nicely complement Anita MonCrief's formal complaint to the FEC, "which both Obama and ACORN will have to respond to – on-the-record."

  • Video:Taking a dive in a research sub in the Gulf of Mexico.Scientists are diving to the bottom of the sea to research the potential environmental impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Fog from peat fires blankets Moscow amid heat wave.An acrid fog from forest and peat fires has blanketed Moscow, as the Russian capital swelters in a record heat wave.

  • Attack Against the Synagogue in Malmö Revives Threat Concerns for the Jewish Community.In the early morning hours on Friday a large explosion was reported outside Malmö’s synagogue. The explosion is suspected to have been caused by a substantial firecracker and is seen as an attack on the synagogue. The attack can also be seen as a resurgence of the threat against the Malmö Jewish community.

  • Rebels against Allah.Nobody knows Islam better than one who knows it from the inside, who grew up with it and read its canon in Arabic. One such cognoscenti came to us from Iraq to share his knowledge.

  •  Chinese search for Ming shipwreck off Kenyan coast.Chinese archaeologists are due to begin searching for the remains of a Chinese ship believed to have sunk off the Kenyan coast 600 years ago.The shipwreck could provide evidence of the first contact between China and east Africa.More about Adm Zheng He here!

  • Indigenous groups occupy Brazil hydro-electric plant.Indigenous protesters in the Brazilian Amazon have occupied the site of a hydro-electric plant they say has been built on an ancient burial ground.

  • Evil weed in Baltic Sea puts marine life at risk."These huge algae carpets hit the marine environment most," said Jochen Lamp, a WWF project spokesman. "They kill plants and encourage the spread of dead zones on the sea bed which have no oxygen left in them."

  •  The Book of Job, part 5: Job's wife – did she bless or curse?A little-known legend adds to the story of Job a story about his first wife, her sufferings and her dealings with Satan.

MFS - The Other News

                  Morning Posting.
  • Feces, Urine, Blood, Smoke, and Something Indescribable.That’s when I heard it….the very distinct fire of an Apache 30MM cannon. And again. and again, over and over. It was very close. “We need to move to that position, NOW!” was screamed over the net. Myself and the team of soldiers I was with began running in the direction where we heard the Apache fire, I was not even close to prepared for the carnage I was about to walk on to!

  • Democratic Strategist James Carville Slams Obama on Moratorium.People here have been so let down,” Carville told CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “The levies… the federal government let us down… Now the government comes in… and say ‘just blanket stop everything out there’. It’s killing the economy here!”

  • EU threatens halt flights to Israel over pilot ID system .Code Positive is designed to prevent hijacked aircraft from entering Israeli airspace, but European Commission worries pilots will be afraid of interception should the system malfunction.

  • The Spanish man who underwent the world's first full face transplant has revealed his new look before TV cameras.

  • The 7 Most Shocking Secrets From the WikiLeaks Files.More than 90,000 classified files documenting the war in Afghanistan have been published by the whistle-blower site WikiLeaks, painting a dire portrait. From hidden civilian casualties to a special unit tasked with murdering top Taliban leaders without trial.

  • After bailouts, new autoworkers make half as much as veterans in same plant.Among workers building the Jeep Grand Cherokee here, there are few obvious distinctions. Clutching lunch sacks and mini-coolers, they trudge together through the turnstiles at the plant's main gate each day to tinker with the same vehicles, along the same assembly line, performing the same tasks. Yet they fall into distinctly unequal classes: About half make $28 an hour or more, while the rest, the recently hired, make $14.

  • Obama's message to voters: Things could be worse.President Barack Obama, who rocketed to the White House promising "change you can believe in," is now telling voters they shouldn't change a thing.

  • U.S. Calls Illegal Mexican Pot Farmer “Displaced Traveler”.Osama Bin Laden in NY = "Displaced traveler"?

  • Goldstone committee head denies bias.German jurist Christian Tomuschat says he won't step down.

  • Morocco -The country is harassing Christians. Will Sam Kaplan stand on their behalf?Is our man in Morocco up to the job?But since Kaplan's arrival, Morocco has turned from a diplomatic dream job to a depressing despotic reality. Since March, it has expelled about 100 foreigners, including 50 U.S. citizens. Among the deportees were foster parents at an orphanage, businesspeople and aid workers who taught the poor to grow their own food.Their crime? Christian "proselytizing" -- against the law in this Muslim monarchy.U.S. Ambassador in Morocco a poisonous posting from Obama?

  • Does U.S. ignore evidence of illegal fundraising for Hamas?ZOA suggests that it is bad enough if an American campus is used to raise funds for terrorism, but it would be more frightening if the Justice Dept. abdicated its responsibility to prosecute it.

  • Yasser Qashlaq: Ships will Set Sail for Gaza in Flotilla.Yasser Qashlaq, the Lebanese flotilla organizer, claims the ships will soon set sail for the Gaza Strip. Syria and Hezbollah are involved. Considering Qashlaq's anti-Semitic stance and links to terrorism, he apparently wants a violent confrontation (possibly contrary to the wishes of many of the passengers).

  • Obama asks Americans to give him $5."To keep making change and to defend the change we have already won, we need you -- and at least 14 other people in your area -- to contribute so we have the resources necessary going into the election. Please donate $5 today and help Organizing for America lay the groundwork for the fights ahead," the President said.Most Obama supporters who received the Obama email on July 21 asking for political donations received a follow-up email again asking for money a few days later, because Organizing for America failed to reach their goal of 14 people in each community donating $5."If you do not forward this email to another 20 million idiots a bad thing might happen to you?"

  • Former House Speaker Gingrich on New York mosque.Mr. Gingrich explained that New York City has more than a hundred mosques; this one is not being proposed for lack of access to a house of prayer. He contrasted that number with the number of churches and synagogues in Saudi Arabia: Zero. Time to end the double standard, Gingrich said. In fact, he added, Christians and Jews are banned from Mecca.The U.S. had stationed troops in Saudi Arabia, and held off Saddam from conquering that country. U.S. troops were not allowed to practice Christianity openly. We reported some time ago about Christian Bibles being confiscated on arrival at the airport.

  • Female Imams Blaze Trail Amid China's Muslims.And so it appears the future of female imams in China is threatened — not by the state, not by resistance from inside Islam, but by the forces of market economics. China's way of dealing with Islam : Starve them in to extinction?

  • CCTV footage shows caretaker 'missing for weeks' was crushed to death after falling into rubbish compactor.

  • Video:Egyptian Cleric Hussam Fawzi Jabar: Hitler Was Right to Do What He Did to the Jews.

  • Big headline: Lindsey Lohan goes to jail. Small Headline: Washington closer to controlling your life.“Buried deep in the bowels of the massive financial-regulation bill the Senate passed Thursday are massive race and gender employment provisions that will cost countless millions to enforce and appear to duplicate other civil-rights initiatives already in place.”

Sunday, July 25, 2010

MFS - The Other News

                         Afternoon Posting.
  • Abbas resists direct talks despite pressure from 'entire world'.Arab League set to vote on whether to endorse direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks on Thursday.Abbas told the Voice of Palestine radio that talks would be doomed without a clear framework.

  • Iran stoning case lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei's relatives arrested.The lawyer defending Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani himself faces re-arrest as his wife and brother-in-law are held by Iran authorities.Lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei's office in Tehran was ransacked, and he was interrogated in Evin prison for four hours on Saturday over his human rights activities and involvement in the case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the 43-year-old mother of two who was convicted of adultery and whose plight in Iran has drawn international attention since her children launched a campaign for her release almost a month ago.I guess Obama is to busy playing golf to say anything about human rights in Iran?

  • Top U.S. officer warns Afghan war will get worse.More NATO troops will die in Afghanistan as violence mounts over the summer, but Washington's goal of turning the tide against the insurgency by year's end is within reach, the top U.S. military officer Admiral Mike Mullen said on Sunday.

  • Afghanistan war logs: Massive leak of secret files exposes truth of occupation.Hundreds of civilians killed by coalition troop.Covert unit hunts leaders for 'kill or capture.Steep rise in Taliban bomb attacks on Nato.

  • U.S., Israel sign deal to tackle Iran long-range missiles.Defense Ministry says the Arrow III, which is still in development, could shoot down weapons of mass destruction outside the atmosphere.Israel and the United States have signed an agreement to make the Arrow II ballistic shield capable of shooting down missiles at a higher altitude, the Israeli Defense Ministry said on Sunday.

  • Wikileaks Afghanistan files: download the key incidents as a spreadsheet,more here.Key incidents from the Wikileaks Afghanistan war logs selected by Guardian writers. As a spreadsheet, with co-ordinates.

  • Two girls, six, 'found at paedophile's flat by friends and family before police swoop'.Police arrested the 56-year-old at his home in Kennington, South London, and charged him with abducting both girls and possessing indecent images.

  • Pipes: Netanyahu Should Threaten To Nuke Iran.PIPES: If I were [Israeli Prime Minister ] Netanyahu, I would say to [President Barack] Obama, “Why don’t you take out the Iranian nukes? Or else we will And we will not do it by trying to fly planes across Turkey and Syria or Jordan or Saudi Arabia. We will do it from submarine-based, tactical nuclear weapons. You don’t want that; we don’t want that; but that’s the way we can do this job for sure. You do it your way so we don’t have to escalate to that.” That would be a way of applying pressure. There are so many details which I’m not privy to. But that would be my kind of approach if I were the Israelis.

  • Ex-CIA chief: Strike on Iran seems more likely now.A former CIA director says military action against Iran now seems more likely because no matter what the U.S. does diplomatically, Tehran keeps pushing ahead with its suspected nuclear program.

  • Chavez warns of US oil cutoff in Colombia dispute.President Hugo Chavez threatened Sunday to halt oil sales to the United States if Venezuela is attacked by its U.S.-allied neighbor Colombia.

  • Video:Allen West on Islamic Fundamentalism.

  • HT:Infidelbloggers.White House backed release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi.Correspondence obtained by The Sunday Times reveals the Obama administration considered compassionate release more palatable than locking up Abdel Baset al-Megrahi in a Libyan prison.Surprised ?I've said it many times there you have Tony Blair best friend of Bush and suddenly Tony Blair is the best friend of Qaddafi he even becomes his prised advisor and he's by all chances also friends with BP,c'mon what are the odds for this happening by chance?And the same Qaddafi calls Obama his "Son" ?Of course it's Obamaproved!

  • Canadian Industry Minister Clement dives into river to rescue woman."We heard this banging," he said. "This young woman was hysterical, screaming that her friend was in the water and drowning." Clement said he rushed outdoors to the Muskoka river that runs by his house while his wife and father-in-law grabbed life-jackets. Once he arrived at the shore, Clement knew he had to act fast.Canada salutes you!Somehow i don't see Obama doing something similar?

  • Al-Qaeda in North Africa 'kills French hostage'.Al-Qaeda's North African offshoot has said it has killed a French hostage being held in Mali, in an audio statement broadcast by al-Jazeera.

  • HT:WeaselZippers.Fatwa Allows Saudi Men Studying in West to Marry an Infidel With the Intention of Divorcing Them When They are Finished…This is a public service announcement for all you Western women who want to act out against your daddy by dating Muslim men.Islam a religion of deceit?

  • A Russian milestone: 1st black elected to office.NOVOZAVIDOVO, Russia — People in this Russian town used to stare at Jean Gregoire Sagbo because they had never seen a black man. Now they say they see in him something equally rare — an honest politician.In a country where racism is entrenched and often violent, Sagbo's election as one of Novozavidovo's 10 municipal councilors is a milestone. But among the town's 10,000 people, the 48-year-old from the West African country of Benin is viewed simply a Russian who cares about his hometown.

  • Obama, The Nation Killer.The worst is yet to come because the end of the Bush tax cuts on December 31, 2010 will generate major increases in taxation that will affect all but the appalling 40% who pay no taxes at all. This isn't redistribution of wealth. It is a penalty levied on investors, entrepreneurs, and those who still have jobs.One of those policies, the president's shut-down of drilling in the Gulf, twice rejected by the courts, will add thousands more to the ranks of the unemployed without any justification.

  • HT:HinduIDF.Video: Contentious debate: Pamela Geller vs Hip Hop Rapper from "Palestine Center" on Staten Island Mosque and "Mosques in America".

  • Jordanian police nab lettuce lady during protest.An animal rights activist has caused a stir in Jordan's capital by covering herself in lettuce in a quirky attempt to persuade Middle Eastern meat lovers to go vegetarian.Tarek says she wanted Jordanians "to turn over a new leaf."

  • US Insists 'No Change in PA Status' Despite Flag Waving.Crowley said that the Obama administration “recognized its importance’ to the PLO and granted the request but insisted that “their status as a mission has not changed.”Change you can see?

  • Video:Stranded Chinese flood ship blown-up.Chinese soldiers have blown-up a stranded ship that was on a collision course with a hydro-electric dam in Sichuan province.

  • Video:On board USS George Washington in S Korea navy drill.The US and South Korea have begun a major military exercise in the Sea of Japan, despite threats of retaliation from North Korea.

  • "There she blows"...Again?Report: Arab States Would Support Israeli Strike on Iran.Arab officials from the Persian Gulf region have again been making comments to international media suggesting that they would support an Israeli military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. Speaking at a media panel in Aspen, Colorado earlier this month, Yousef Al Otaiba, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ambassador to the US, explained that “a military attack on Iran by whomever would be a disaster, but Iran with a nuclear weapon would be a bigger disaster.

  •  BP boss 'will resign within 24 hours' as oil firm expected to announce £6.5bn profits despite spill.Mr Obama and others in the federal government will pore over any details for signs that Mr Hayward, 52, has been ‘rewarded for failure’. If the details can be agreed, Mr Hayward will be paid at least £1.045m, equivalent to a year's salary, on leaving BP but is almost certain to demand more in compensation for agreeing to go for the good of the company where he has worked for 28 years.

  •  Video:The Truth About the Flotilla.Activist when we went on the first convoy i wanted to be a Martyr.

  • Geithner favors allowing some tax cuts to expire.Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said that allowing tax cuts for the wealthy to expire would be "the responsible thing to do."More here

  • Putin rides Harley Davidson at motorcycle show.Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin rides Harley Davidson Lehman Trike decorated with Russian and Ukrainian national flags as he arrives for the meeting with motorbikers at their camp near Sevastopol in Ukraine's Crimea Peninsula on Saturday, July 24, 2010.

  • Obama Names Medicaid Chief Who Backs Anti-Israel Doctors.Republicans, and some Democrats, are in an uproar over President Barack Obama’s naming a Medicare chief who backs socialized medicine-and an anti-Israel physicians’ group. The appointment of Donald Berwick, who is heavily involved in the anti-Israel Physicians for Human Rights organization, was made without going through the usual process of securing confirmation by the Senate.

  • HT:PajamasMedia:Iran and the Plot to Blow Up JFK Airport.You may recall that back in 2007, some arrests were made in New York City in connection with a terrorist plan to blow up fuel tanks at Kennedy Airport. Now, three years later, the trial is on, and you can read about it – indeed you must read about it — in the — get this! — local news section of the New York Times.But it’s tucked away under local news instead of appearing on the front page, for reasons best left to the editors (although I have a pretty good guess about the main reason).

  • Love Parade is permanently cancelled after drama in Duisburg,more here.The Love Parade will never be organized, as has one of the organizers of the event explained.A day earlier nineteen were killed when a panic arose in the crowd during the festival in Duisburg.Meanwhile, the prosecutor opened an investigation against unknown persons for "manslaughter".

  • Heat wave and storms continue amid flood cleanup.Large parts of the United States faced extreme weather on Sunday, with temperatures in the capital and Southeast coastal areas forecast to be near or above 100 degrees F (38 degrees C) and strong thunderstorms likely in the mid-Atlantic and Ohio Valley regions.

  • Missing U.S. Sailor Is Dead, Taliban Says.Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, says a massive search is under way to find the two U.S. Navy sailors missing since Friday, but declined to comment on reports that the Taliban has killed one and is holding the other.

  • Big Fight Ahead on Expiration of Bush Tax Cuts.An epic fight is brewing over what Congress and President Obama should do about the expiring Bush tax cuts, with such substantial economic and political consequences that it could shape the fall elections and fiscal policy for years to come.

  • HT:Eye on the World.Jordanian machine-guns his 16-year-old niece after she was sexually assaulted.Cleansing the family's "Dishonor" Jordanian style.

  •  A must read !Settled science: Can everyplace really be warming much faster than everyplace else?
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