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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

There's Mourning in America

                 "There's Mourning in America."

HT: Citizens for the Republic tomorrow launches a national television advertising campaign with the release of its 60-second TV spot, "Mourning in America."

MFS - The Other News

                         Afternoon Posting.

  • Sumatra:Muslim fundamentalists kill three police officers in revenge attack.Security forces are baffled and outraged by the terrorist attack that claimed the lives of three police officers this morning in northern Sumatra province, a crime that strongly resembles another one that took place in Central a few months ago.Across the country, the influence of Muslim terrorists appears to be increasing uncontrollably, and bank robberies are becoming the preferred method of self-financing. European terrorist groups had done the same in the 1970s, but for Indonesia, it is something new. Now, General Bambang Hendarso Danurix said, “Fundamentalists are increasingly showing signs that they too are getting into holdups as well”.Read the full story here.Click here for comments

  • HT:RealClearPolitics. Bolton: Obama Is "Cold-Blooded, Cynical" And Manipulates National Security.JOHN BOLTON, FORMER US AMBASSADOR TO UN: "If the book is accurate ... it is some of the most cold-blooded, cynical, grotesquely political manipulation of national security that I think we've ever seen.""The notion that a President would say that in that kind of callous and just utterly robotic way, I think is yet further indication that Obama is simply not qualified to be Commander-in-Chief," Bolton added."Obama is divorced from the American people, I think he is unemphatic, I think he is 'show that' and I think the American people have the wit to know what that means," Bolton concluded.Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Mosque Discrimination: Did Public School Officials Violate Anti-Discrimination Policy During Field Trip? (Part 2).The same concerns apply to primary education in many aspects. Perhaps this incident was a completely unintentional act of negligence; in other settings, there have been circumstances where an overzealousness on the part of one or some school officials to develop religious tolerance has overstepped the boundaries of the school’s role. Parents therefore should be made aware of and offered training in the policies that affect them and their rights to not be discriminated against.If Islam and the mosques that preach its doctrine are fundamentally in conflict with religious and gender discrimination policies, then immersing young students in this environment is clearly not the most beneficial or appropriate method of teaching religious tolerance.Unless of course the next time students from the Wellesley Public School District visit a mosque, the girls and women will be invited to pray with the boys and men.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BacktoBasics.Is It Time To Say, “To Hell with Islam?”(Part 1)by John Myers.If you are like me, you are sick and tired of being frightened over Muslim sentiments. I say it’s high time to understand that regardless of what we do or say, we Christians have a target on our back. It’s time to face the cold truth: For countless believers of the Quran, we ARE the enemy. The sooner we understand this, the better.It is time to say: To hell with Islam. We’re not going to take it anymore!According to Steyn, Islam is a far greater threat than global warming, China or any other man-made or natural disaster imaginable.Certainly this is not how Obama and likeminded Liberals in and out of the Federal government see things. They continue to try and win over hearts and minds of Muslims; to convert them to Western Democratic thinking. It is a losing strategy, and one for which we will pay a very dear price.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Ground Zero mosque site already open for prayers... despite derelict building having holes in the floor.The site of the proposed Ground Zero mosque is already open for prayer, despite officials describing conditions as 'immediately hazardous'.Several hundred worshippers are currently using the building, which is in Lower Manhattan, for services once a week.The building currently has holes in the floor and no proper automatic sprinkler system.City inspectors have handed out warnings about the state of the property on August 1 and September 3.In spite of the violations the owners of the 152-year-old building were handed a temporary permits from the city to use it.I'm sure if something would happen they will sue the city of New - York for the maximum?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BacktoBasics.Cassandra Says It Will Get Very Cold!In the Greek myth about Cassandra, she could foresee the future, but no one believed her warnings. Her name is believed to be derived from the words for beauty and the sun.Any number of solar scientists and others are warning that the Earth is on the brink of a new Ice Age at worst, a mini ice age at best. Dr. Achim Brauer of the German Research Center for Geosciences in Potsdam has concluded that the next Ice Age will come on so swiftly that in barely a year much of the northern hemisphere will be incased in ice and snow.The last Ice Age lasted 13,000 years. The Little Ice Age from around 1300 to 1850 lasted long enough to transform European society and have a profound affect on the histories of America and France. In England, they went from growing grapes to skating on a completely frozen Thames.All the signs are in place and throughout the northern hemisphere nations, their leaders prattle on about global warming, clean energy, endangered species, and all the other environmental foolishness without once casting an eye toward the source of all climate on Earth, the Sun!Even a brief ice age of several hundred years will increase the demand for the generation of energy to keep us warm. All of a sudden everyone including the environmentalist liars will be crying out for more coal, more oil, and more natural gas.Cassandra is saying bundle up!Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Tales of starvation and death in North Korea.North Korea's ruling Workers' Party has announced its first major conference in decades.It could see the nation's reclusive leader, Kim Jong-il, appoint one of his sons to a key position, paving the way for his eventual succession. Our correspondent Damian Grammaticas travelled to the border with China to meet North Koreans who have escaped the world's most secretive state.Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Thai Muslim Terrorists Target Teachers and Children- Human Rights Watch Blame Thai Govt!Teachers are being assassinated and children terrorised into staying away from school by Muslim terrorists in the Jihad-infested South of Thailand – but the loony leftists at Human Rights Watch blast the Thai government for trying to protect them. Another own-goal from the increasingly tarnished HRW.The New York-based group called on the Thai government to prohibit the military from occupying school grounds, saying that sending troops into schools creates an “immense disruption” to children’s education and can put students in danger.The Muslim insurgency that flared in 2004 has left at least 4,200 people dead in Thailand’s southernmost provinces. The three provinces affected by the insurgency _ Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat _ are the only Muslim-majority areas in the predominantly Buddhist country.The violence has resulted in 327 arson attacks on government schools and left at least 135 teachers and school workers dead, the report said.Close to 4000 people have been killed since 2004 as Malay Muslims, true to form, fight to separate themselves from Thailand’s Buddhist majority. Yet the morally equivalent leftists of Human Rights Watch still manage to find a way to blame the kuffar.Hmmmm to many donations "Shortsighted" them it seems.Read the full story here.Click here for comments

  • Stuxnet malware is 'weapon' out to destroy ... Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant?Cyber security experts say they have identified the world's first known cyber super weapon designed specifically to destroy a real-world target – a factory, a refinery, or just maybe a nuclear power plant.The cyber worm, called Stuxnet, has been the object of intense study since its detection in June. As more has become known about it, alarm about its capabilities and purpose have grown. Some top cyber security experts now say Stuxnet's arrival heralds something blindingly new: a cyber weapon created to cross from the digital realm to the physical world – to destroy something.So far, Stuxnet has infected at least 45,000 industrial control systems around the world, without blowing them up – although some victims in North America have experienced some serious computer problems, Eric Byres, a Canadian expert, told the Monitor. Most of the victim computers, however, are in Iran, Pakistan, India, and Indonesia. Some systems have been hit in Germany, Canada, and the US, too. Once a system is infected, Stuxnet simply sits and waits – checking every five seconds to see if its exact parameters are met on the system. When they are, Stuxnet is programmed to activate a sequence that will cause the industrial process to self-destruct, Langner says.But it gets worse. Since reverse engineering chunks of Stuxnet's massive code, senior US cyber security experts confirm what Mr. Langner, the German researcher, told the Monitor: Stuxnet is essentially a precision, military-grade cyber missile deployed early last year to seek out and destroy one real-world target of high importance – a target still unknown."Stuxnet is a 100-percent-directed cyber attack aimed at destroying an industrial process in the physical world," says Langner, who last week became the first to publicly detail Stuxnet's destructive purpose and its authors' malicious intent. "This is not about espionage, as some have said. This is a 100 percent sabotage attack."Could Stuxnet's target be Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant, a facility much of the world condemns as a nuclear weapons threat?Langner is quick to note that his views on Stuxnet's target is speculation based on suggestive threads he has seen in the media. Still, he suspects that the Bushehr plant may already have been wrecked by Stuxnet. Bushehr's expected startup in late August has been delayed, he notes, for unknown reasons. (One Iranian official blamed the delay on hot weather.)The most worry some is the fact that these stealth attacks might be soon available to the highest bidder in industrial warfare.Somehow i'm inclined to see China's cyberwar cabinet behind this one.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.HT: ElderofZion.

  • HT:AmericanThinker:Obama and Netanyahu Run Out the Atomic Clock.There is some anecdotal evidence making the rounds that supports the idea that Obama is bored by his duties as president. Don't you buy it for a minute. Obama loves the job. It's just that certain parts of it excite him more than others. For instance, take the Middle East, the Arab-Muslim world, "Palestine," and Israel. No lack of enthusiasm there. The juices are flowing, and it's obvious that President Barack Hussein Obama remains psyched about the mission.All of the above increases the likelihood that before the Age of Obama ends, we will share our world with a hegemonic Islamist nuclear power. Only after Ahmadinejad makes the official announcement will we first see the president appear uninterested and his eyes glaze over.It is only natural to wonder whether all this is Obama's intent or an unforced error of Chamberlain-like proportions. In truth, it matters little because we can never know for sure, though we will find an answer of sorts every day living with the consequences. More than deficits, economic dysfunction, a defunct health care system, or a big, oppressive government, it will be messianic mullahs controlling H-bombs that Obama, and the Israelis, will be remembered for.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Jehovah’s Witness gets two years in prison for possession of “extremist literature”.Alexander Kalistratov, chairman of the Gorno-altaisk chapter of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, was convicted for possession of “extremist” literature, and given a two-year prison sentence. The sentence is final, and Kalistratov’s only recourse is the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) where his lawyer filed on appeal arguing that his conviction was religiously motivated.His crime was possessing Witnesses’ publications, deemed dangerous to public order even when strictly religious in nature. Russia wants to ban the religious group, despite European Court of Human Rights’ ruling that it should be recognised.Members of the religious groups are often victims of physical violence, assaults and arbitrary arrests and their places of worship have been attacked and set on fire.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Strikes Out on Team B II Report (Part 1) and (Part 2).When my colleagues and I rolled out the Team B II report last week, “Shariah: The Threat to America,” in attendance at the Capitol Hill press conference was blogger and Center for American Progress national security researcher Matt Duss, who unwittingly provided a live example for those present of how utterly clueless the political establishment is when it comes to the threat of Islamic terrorism and the cultural jihad.During the Q&A, Duss asked which Islamic scholars we had consulted in preparing our report. He later slammed the report in a ThinkProgress post. - Duss describes Team B II, including a former CIA director, former DIA director, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy,former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, retired US Navy PACOM Commander-in-Chief, former Defense Department Inspector General, former US Ambassador and Chief Negotiator of Defense and Space Talks, former Assistant U.S. Attorney and federal prosecutor, former retired CIA case officer, former Joint Chiefs of Staff senior consultant, former FBI counterterrorism agent, among others, as “a bunch of birthers, Christian holy warriors, and conspiracy theorists.”On behalf of my Team B II colleagues, I would like to thank Matt Duss, and the Center for American Progress for making our point for us.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BacktoBasics.Obama’s Glaring Omission.At the Congressional Hispanic Caucus meeting Sept. 15, President Barack Obama quoted from the Declaration of Independence during his speech.In talking about what bound together the people from so many cultures and made them Americans, he said, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; endowed with certain unalienable rights: life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”What the Declaration actually says is: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness (capital letters in original manuscript, emphasis added).”If Obama were to acknowledge that our rights come from a Creator he would have to acknowledge that only the Creator can take those rights away. But if government grants those rights, as Obama believes, then government can take them away whenever and however it so desires.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

MFS - The Other News

                          Morning Posting.

  • HT:Amnon&Jonathan.ALL EUROPEAN LIFE DIED IN AUSCHWITZ ! REMEMBER AS YOU READ -- IT WAS IN A SPANISH NEWSPAPER.I walked down the street in Barcelona , and suddenly discovered a terrible truth - Europe died in Auschwitz .... We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims. In Auschwitz we burned a culture, thought, creativity, talent. We destroyed the chosen people, truly chosen, because they produced great and wonderful people who changed the world.The contribution of this people is felt in all areas of life: science, art, international trade, and above all, as the conscience of the world. These are the people we burned.And under the pretense of tolerance, and because we wanted to prove to ourselves that we were cured of the disease of racism, we opened our gates to 20 million Muslims, who brought us stupidity and ignorance, religious extremism and lack of tolerance, crime and poverty, due to an unwillingness to work and support their families with pride.They have blown up our trains and turned our beautiful Spanish cities into the third world, drowning in filth and crime. Shut up in the apartments they receive free from the government, they plan the murder and destruction of their naive hosts. And thus, in our misery, we have exchanged culture for fanatical hatred, creative skill for destructive skill, intelligence for backwardness and superstition.We have exchanged the pursuit of peace of the Jews of Europe and their talent for a better future for their children, their determined clinging to life because life is holy, for those who pursue death, for people consumed by the desire for death for themselves and others, for our children and theirs. What a terrible mistake was made by miserable Europe .Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • General Motors now admits it didn't repay bailout money; Billions in bailouts remain unpaid!Contrary to its claims in TV ads earlier this year, General Motors has now admitted that it did not repay its government bailout. In light of this new admission, the Competitive Enterprise Institute today filed a supplemental complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, drawing attention to this new information.CEI’s original deceptive advertising complaint to the FTC, filed in May, noted that General Motors misleadingly claimed in a national TV ad that the company had paid back taxpayer bailout loans.On September 16, 2010, General Motors admitted to the media that it did not in fact repay what it received from the government, and that its repayment of its bailout may take years:"It will take a couple of years for taxpayers to get back the billions they spent bailing out General Motors, but the company has a goal of returning the money, GM’s new CEO said Thursday. CEO Daniel Akerson told reporters that the government won't be repaid with the company's initial public stock offering, which could happen later this year, but couldn't answer more specific questions about the sale."Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • World leaders converge for UN summit, so where is Netanayhu?Peres is meeting with diplomats and Mahmoud Abbas, Barak is meeting with Hillary Clinton, but there is no sign of Netanyahu at the central and important assembly.President Shimon Peres was in New York Tuesday for diplomatic meetings; Defense Minister Ehud Barak recently concluded a series of sessions in Washington, including a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon represented Israel in the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee which coordinates financial aid for Palestinian institution and economic building in the West Bank; and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has been receiving prominent world politicians in his New York hotel room – so where is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • President Obama seeks to gain control of our food supply!Senate Bill 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010, sometimes referred to as the Monsanto Act, is a roadmap to the ultimate control of all Americans, the control of our food supply. Americans can sacrifice a lot and do without material goods, but we can’t go without food.Monsanto’s Michael Taylor, the appointed, not approved by Congress, Food Czar, who gave us unregulated genetically modified organisms (GMO) appears to have designed it. It seems that Czar Taylor is waiting to oversee the agency it would create, without any judicial review, if it passes.Just like other bills put forward by this administration, wording is ambiguous; however, the Bill seems to yielding all power to the state in a truly Communist style takeover?Read the full story here .Click here for comments.

  • Turkey - Fear of the cross: The nationalist within.“This government has been better than all the others. … They renovated the church, which is great. But they must be braver. This was not enough. Most of Turkish society is ready to accept this is an Armenian church.This renovated church reopened as a museum, not as a church. It was not given to the Armenian Patriarchate, to which it historically and traditionally belongs, but is instead run by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Instead of holding a service every Sunday, it will open one day a year. Its cross was not erected before the service. OK, I accept some of these issues maybe attributed to realpolitik, but not all.'So much for 'Freedom of religion'. The government may have refrained from erecting the cross just before the referendum because of the fear of a nationalist reaction, but opening it as a museum and not giving it to the Armenian community cannot be explained by fear. These are just nationalist reflexes.I believe, among other things, that this “nationalist” wing in the AK Party has an important role in slowing and restricting the AK Party’s liberal approach to non-Muslims.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Is Obama Anti-American?A new book by Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer argues that the president is “post-American.” They spoke to Rich Benjamin about how the country has gone wrong under him.Among other morsels, the book accuses Mr. Obama of “damaging the office of the presidency,” “blaming America for 9/11,” “enabling Iran’s Islamic bomb,” “destroying America’s prestige,” and—as the “most anti-Israel president” since that nation’s founding—pursuing “pro-Islamic and anti-Israel policies.” Even beyond this November, the screed might make a nice primer for the president’s competitors!“He has identified himself as ‘a little Jakarta street kid,’” Geller responds. “Internationally, he is absolutely promoting anti-American interests. He is setting off a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.”“I think the American people need to know who is in the White House, what shaped this man, who his friends are, who is influences are, who his mentors are. I don’t believe that this man has one normal friend.”“Not one?” I ask"“Not one.”.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • PKK leader urges Israel to cut Turkey military ties.The commander of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) urged Israel on Tuesday to sever its military ties with Turkey, which he described as a common enemy."We demand that Israel stop assisting those seeking to crush our struggle for freedom," Murat Karayılan, deputy leader of terrorist PKK, said in a rare interview with Israeli Channel 2 television from his mountain hideout in northern Iraq."Our enemies are also the enemies of Israel," Karayılan said, referring to Turkey's warmer ties with Iran and Syria, which are Israel's foes.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:TundraTabloids.SHOCKING VIDEO OF TALIBAN STONING TO DEATH A WOMAN IN N.PAKISTAN....... According to Zip the video was shot recently in Upper Orakzai in Northwest Pakistan by the Taliban itself.This is very graphic as it is brutal, but it needs to be seen to fully comprehend the brutality of sharia.Welcome to A.D. 613 ?Extremely graphic images.Click here to see and read the full story.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BarenakedIsland.The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox church at Ground Zero, which was totally destroyed on 9/11,who's preventing it from being re-built?Plans for reconstructing the church on its original site were progressing, if very slowly, until Barack Obama took office. Now talks have broken down and the Port Authority has excavated the site, breaking the deal the church had made with former Gov. Pataki.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Mosque Discrimination: Did Public School Officials Violate Anti-Discrimination Policy During Field Trip?(Part 1).This past May, a group of sixth grade middle school students from the Wellesley, Massachusetts Public School District visited the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center as part of a school sponsored field trip. Our sister site Big Peace recently revealed the details of this visit, as well as the controversial ties that the center’s parent organization, the Muslim American Society, has to terrorism as what federal prosecutors have labeled as “the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.” Recently surfaced video footage from this trip as recorded by a parent chaperone depicts a series of activities that occurred as part of the Muslim mid-day prayer service at the center’s mosque.Some of the activities observed in the video not only push the boundaries of the appropriate role of schools in facilitating religious understanding, but they introduce elements of blatant discrimination that could be especially challenging to the average ten or eleven year old. It’s an angle to this story that does not appear to have been discussed to date.Before the prayers commenced, the field trip attendees were religiously segregated. As seen on the video, the parent describes that the women chaperones, female teachers and schoolgirls were asked to leave the prayer area, while the boys were invited to stay and participate in prayer with the men.Such religious and gender discrimination arguably violates Title IX and Massachusetts state education codes, as reflected in the Wellesley Public School anti-discrimination policy.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Obama revealed.It is becoming increasingly obvious that Obama is a package of miss-speak and double-talk by design.His intentional deletion of "The Creator" out of a supposed quote from the Declaration of Independence, is a great example. That wasn't accidental. If you see the video of it, he hesitates and calculates his contrived/altered "quotation" before making it.In taking the Oath of Office...he mumbled, hemmed and hawed his way through it to the point where the Chief Justice said he had to take it again. Do we have it on record that he was successful in stating that oath the next day? Of course not, he sealed all of his records that day by Executive Order.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BacktoBasics.Obama Proves US Doesn’t Need A Congress!Last week President Obama announced a new addition to his Obama Regime. “He who needs no Senate, no Congress,” announced he had appointed Elizabeth Warren as the new “Consumer Czar” … sort of.In his continued war on business in the US Obama skipped right over the US Senate… again… and named Warren as the person who would SHAPE the new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.Warren, a Harvard law professor, is said to be an expert on bankruptcy. Business and banks are bristling at this latest move by the Obama Regime to make doing business in America even more difficult. They say Warren will create an agency more aggressive than it ought to be while the GOP says she is already far too critical of business and Wall Street.Ok. Let’s clear some of the smoke away and see what we have here.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Another Proud First for the Obama Administration: U.S. Diplomats Forced to Respectfully Listen to Ahmadinejad's Hateful Screeds at the UN.Unsatisfied with a mere series of bows, the Obama White House has decided to truly humiliate the United States. The administration apparently instructed U.S. diplomats to respectfully listen in as the insane, Hitler-esque despot threatened America with a war 'without boundaries'.While the Canadians walked out!Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Arabs Harass Female 'Peace' Activists; Left Silences Victims.Two activists have exposed a disturbing phenomenon that they say is an open secret within the “peace camp”: female “peace” activists are routinely harassed and raped by the Arabs of Judea and Samaria with whom they have come to identify. They say the phenomenon has gotten worse lately and that many foreign women end up as wives of local Arabs against their will, but cannot escape their new homes.“A nauseous atrocity has been going on for a long time behind the scenes at the leftists' demonstration at Bil'in, Naalin and Sheikh Jarrah [Shimon HaTzaddik],” she writes. “A dark secret that threatens to smash the basic ideological values upon which the demand to end the occupation of the Territories rests.”It turns out, she explains, that when female peace activists from Israel and abroad come out to Judea and Samaria and demonstrate against the Israeli “occupation,” they are assaulted sexually by the Arab men whom they have come to help. These are not isolated incidents, Aloni-Sedovnik stresses. Rather, this is an “ongoing and widespread” phenomenon that includes verbal and physical abuse. She accuses the 'peace' camp of purposely covering up the trend so as not to offend “the Palestinians and their heritage, which sees women as sexual objects.”"I was told of such rape cases by women who are not Jewish: a female European leftist activist, a female Red Cross volunteer and a young Arab woman from Yafo,” he says. He says that he met these women when he carried out IDF reserve duty, and met them afterward as well. “They told me what goes on there, in the Palestinian villages, far from any prying eye.”"These are not just cases of rape carried out to satisfy lust,” he writes. “Usually, they are carried out systematically in order to make the girl pregnant and then take her as a wife – after she converts to Islam, of course. We know about this system from the stories of women who underwent a similar process within Israel and escaped to Europe. But it is hard to escape from the Palestinian territories. Sometimes these women – some of whom are no longer young – are never allowed to leave their homes unaccompanied, in order to forestall their escape.”Sounds more like "Slavery" to me.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Widow Of Renowned Iran Commander Accuses IRGC Head Of Treason.In her letter, Amirani describes the contested presidential election of June 2009 as a coup d'etat, and accuses Jafari of treason for the IRGC's role in engineering the election's outcome and in the ensuing crackdown on opposition protesters.Bakeri’s family supported opposition candidates Mir Hossein Musavi and Mehdi Karrubi in the election and condemned the regime's postelection crackdown.Amirani criticizes the regime for trying to control everything and leave people without any power."Why should one side [the government] have all the means of power and the other side [the people] be without any power? I never remember such disasters in the shah's time," she writes.Bakeri's family has criticized the regime on several occasions in the wake of the 2009 election.His daughter told students at Tehran University that the Basijis and Revolutionary Guards who beat people in the streets are different from her father and uncle, who died in the war.The Iranian government considers Bakeri and his brother Ebrahim symbols of war and martyrdom.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Communist, Pro-Terrorist, Anti-Israel Groups Sponsor NAACP’s ‘One Nation’ Counter Rally.The NAACP-led ‘One Nation Working Together’ rally coming up in Washington, D.C. on October 2nd to counter the Tea Party movement’s success is being sponsored by pro-terrorist and communist groups. Many of their logos are proudly and prominently displayed on the rally’s promotional website. One sponsor’s leader was fired this summer by the U.S. Civil Rights Commission for his ties to Hamas.The rally’s sponsor list demonstrates how the Democrat party’s liberal establishment has mainstreamed treason and anti-semitism.Included among large, traditional labor organizations sponsoring the rally: AFL-CIO; National Education Association; the union of federal government workers’ American Federation of Government Employees; United Auto Workers; and United Mine Workers .Joining them are anti-American, anti-Israel groups: Stalinist ANSWER Coalition; and the terrorist supporting Obama funders Code Pink and United for Peace and Justice, which since its inception and until recently was led by noted communist Leslie Cagan. Listed on the sidebar as sponsors are anti-American groups Veterans for Peace and Iraq Veterans Against the War.All have supported terrorists in Iraq who were killing American troops and liberated Iraqis.Also listed as partners of the One Nation rally are the Communist Party USA; the Democratic Socialists of America; the International Socialist Organization; and the War Resisters League.One Nation Working Together also lists as a partner the American Muslim Association of North America, whose leader Sofian Abdelaziz Zakkout was fired this summer by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights for his ties to Hamas and David Duke.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Russian general confirms Iran missile deal frozen.Allaying Israeli, American concerns, armed forces chief of staff confirms Moscow holding off delivery of air-defense missiles to Tehran because it violates UN sanctions; Italy seizes seven tons of explosives shipped from Iran to Syria.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:WeaselZippers.Bill Clinton: Russian Jews in Israel Biggest Obstacle to Peace, Palestinian Terror Apparently Not a Problem.Russian immigrants to Israel have emerged as a central obstacle to achieving a Middle East peace deal, according to former President Bill Clinton. He voiced fears that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), which increasingly consists of soldiers hailing from this community, might not be fully willing to oppose Israeli settlers as a result.In a roundtable with reporters during his Clinton Global Initiative conference in New York, Clinton made his most extensive remarks on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process that his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is spearheading.“An increasing number of the young people in the IDF are the children of Russians and settlers, the hardest-core people against a division of the land. This presents a staggering problem,” Clinton said. “It’s a different Israel, 16 percent of Israelis speak Russian.”Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Helen Thomas to headline fundraisers.Former White House correspondent Helen Thomas is stepping back into the public eye.The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee announced Tuesday it is throwing a gala in honor of Thomas, the second major event she will headline only months after being forced to leave her post for making comments that some found to be anti-Semitic.Elan Steinberg, vice president of the American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants, immediately blasted the two appearances.“The decision to honor Helen Thomas is a disgrace and a moral taint on the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee,” Steinberg said in a statement to POLITICO. “Holocaust survivors and their families were deeply shocked by Helen Thomas' comments. Her monstrous call for Jews to go back to the places where we were gassed and burned were profoundly anti-American words of hate.Hmm ... no word if the President will attend to this "Happy" event?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Muslim ‘tiny minority’: James C. and Edward G. would understand Pt 4.Casper, Wyoming residents having read parts 1, 2 , and 3 , understand that the Social Progressive phrase ‘tiny minority’ of Muslim ‘extremists’ has been used as a façade to keep people from understanding the real world threat from Islam and Muslims against the West. SP’s have engaged in telling bald faced lies in support of SP dogmas and world view; neither having any basis in reality or empirical evidence.Social Progressives have denied and continue to deny the real world facts facing Casper residents, the rest of America, and Europe, regarding Jihadist Muslims and their supporters.Sane people know that an army of 8.425 Muslim terrorists is just the opposite of a ‘tiny minority’. When the Jihadist army is 400% larger than the entire US Military, Social Progressives need, as Little Caesar would say, to ‘come clean’ about the real world threat facing the West from ‘good and faithful’ Muslims.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Auschwitz museum rejects tour by Holocaust-denying historian.David Irving recently lambasted Polish officials for promoting the former concentration camp as a 'Disney-style tourist attraction.'British historian and Holocaust-denier David Irving will not be permitted to give tours at Poland's Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, museum officials said Tuesday after the controversial historian arrived in Poland to lead a tour of Nazi sites."Proper actions" will be taken if Irving made statements that denied or played down the Holocaust while visiting Auschwitz, a museum spokesman told the Polish Press Agency PAP. "We cannot allow statements that harm the memory of the victims," spokesman Bartosz Bartyzel told PAP.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Major changes coming to TSA.Privacy concerns and lawsuits over the use of full body scanners at America's airports has prompted the TSA's search for a compromise. Manufacturers of the full body scanners are currently designing software that will make every body a generic figure or "avatar" The technology is now being reviewed in a federal laboratory, according to the manufacturers. However, no official announcement has been made as to when the new software will be employed.Another change that is being phased in is the Secure Flight program. According to TSA's website the biggest change for most passengers will be providing additional information including their full name, date of birth, and gender when making a reservation to travel.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • True Lies: The Paradox of Debating Shariah.The Quran makes it difficult for non-Muslims to have sincere discussions with shariah-compliant Muslims because of a theological rationalization for lying.Under shariah, lying is not only permissible, but obligatory for Muslims in some situations. This complicates efforts to understand the true nature of the threat – and to have confidence in those Muslims at home and abroad with whom the government hopes to make common cause.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Bedbug summit opens in Chicago.North America's first bedbug summit opened in Chicago on Tuesday morning with a sellout audience and a slate of entomologists representing top universities such as Yale and Cornell."This summit really represents access to the best information available on bedbugs to date," said organizer Phillip Cooper, president of BedBug Central.His organization is an information resource that has a public website providing information on health, treatment and prevention methods."This summit will provide a sophisticated level of information to a variety of industries that can be lost in smaller or less specific seminars," he said.Bedbugs, which were nearly eradicated 50 years ago, have been making a comeback in North America due to the banning of DDT and other toxic chemicals.Bedbugs are also becoming resistant to many of the chemicals currently used against them.Edmonton exterminator John Van Ginkel told CBC News he's seeing a large increase in calls from consumers."Bedbugs have just increased, like phenomenal. I'm getting more and more calls I'm basically booked up two to three weeks in advance."Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

MFS - The Other News

                         Afternoon Posting.

  • Sunday, September 19, 2010, the Obama family attended church for only the third time in a year. They went on foot to the St. John’s Episcopal Church situated across the Lafayette Park.But what is widely not reported by the White House and the MSM is that on that particular Sunday in that particular church, Dr. Ziad Asali, M.D., a Muslim, founder and president of the American Task Force on Palestine, was the guest speaker. He was there to speak on the subject of “Prospects of the two-state solution in the Middle-East.”But Who's Ziad J. Asali the guest speaker at the St. John’s Episcopal Church?He is among other things President and Founder, American Task Force on Palestine and he also figures on the board of the U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project.Among the members of the organisation are : Surprise!Daisy Khan, Executive Director, American Society for Muslim Advancement and Feisal Abdul Rauf, Imam, Masjid al-Farah in New York City; Founder and Chairman, Cordoba Initiative; author of What’s Right with Islam Is What’s Right with America.Hmm now i really wonder why the President wanted to attend this peticular Church service?Click here for comments.

  • Libby Jurist's Career Built on Toughness.While presiding over perhaps the most high-profile trial of his career, U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton made time for his more mundane courthouse role: the scolding mentor to this city's young thugs. So, the vice president's former top deputy, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, his team of well-heeled and famous defense lawyers and a nationally known prosecutor in the CIA leak case would have to wait to argue over key evidence in Libby's perjury trial that day in February. Walton had some important yelling to do at defendants whose names would never make the papers."For some reason you've chosen to be a criminal, and at some point you're going to pay a price," Walton warned one defendant facing jail for fighting and violating his probation. "If you really hurt someone, we would put you away for a long time."Today, it will be Libby standing before Walton to be sentenced for his perjury and obstruction conviction in a probe of the outing of CIA officer Valerie Plame. The bad news for Libby is that Walton, a judge for a quarter-century, is known throughout the defense bar as a "long-ball hitter" -- a jurist willing to put defendants away for a long time to deter future crimes. Legal experts familiar with the judge's career say the chances are very high that Walton will give Libby a considerable sentence, probably at the high end of the range for perjury cases, as a result of Libby's lies to investigators about what he told reporters about Plame's CIA job.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.HT:TheInfidelbloggers.

  • HT:IsraelMatzav.Michael Oren hints: Israel has decided to attack Iran? In Yom Kippur remarks delivered at three different Washington area synagogues, Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren may have been hinting that Israel plans to attack Iran.As such, the Book of Jonah can be read as more than morality play, but also a cautionary tale about the hazards of decision-making. It is a type of political primer, if you will, what the medieval thinkers called a Mirror for Princes. The Talmud teaches us that, in the post-Biblical era, the gift of prophecy is reserved for children and fools. In modern times, we don’t have prophets—pundits, yes, but no prophets. Instead we have statesmen who, like Jonah, often have to make fateful decisions for which they will bear personal responsibility. If not a paradox of prophecy, these leaders face what we might call the quandary of statecraft.I believe that the Israeli government decided a long time ago that it would attack Iran rather than let it go nuclear. But I don't believe that any decision on the timing of that attack has been made. The timing will likely depend on events in Iran, and I am know that the government of Israel is monitoring those events much more closely than any of us can.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Construction crews unearth fossil 'treasure trove'.A Riverside County site yields camels, llamas, horses and saber-toothed cats, some well over 1 million years old.Excavation at the site has so far revealed what may be California's oldest example of the saber-toothed cat Smilodon gracilis, a specimen more than a million years older than the Smilodon fatalis from the La Brea tar pits, which carry an array of fossils dating to as recently as 9,000 years ago.Scientists so far have identified more than 1,450 specimens, including about 250 large vertebrate fossils and more than 1,220 fossils that are rabbit-size or smaller.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • UN: hunger strike for minorities in Pakistan.The European Organisation for Pakistani Minorities (EOPM) launched a three-week hunger strike that includes an awareness-raising campaign in front of the United Nations building in Geneva.The 15th session of the UN Human Rights Council opened on 13 September in the Swiss city. Demonstrators want to bring to the attention of the member states the suffering endured by Christian, Hindu, Sikh and Ahmadi communities who live in Pakistan. In recent months in fact, attacks by Muslim fundamentalists against religious minorities have intensified, including attacks against their places of worship.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Video: Interview Christiane Amanpour With Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

  • Prosecutor Reportedly Asks For Blogger's Execution.An informed source who does not want to be named has confirmed in an interview with RFE/RL's Radio Farda that Tehran's prosecutor has asked for the death sentence for jailed blogger Hossein Derakhshan, known by his nickname Hoder and also as Iran's "Blogfather."The judge in the case has reportedly not issued a sentence yet.Rumors about the likelihood of a death sentence against Derakhshan, who has been in jail for more than a year, were reported earlier this week by some Iranian news websites bases outside the country.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Sheikh Abu Basir Al-Tartusi Calls on Egyptian Muslims to Storm Churches in Search of Abducted Convert Camilia Shehata, Even if This Requires "Trampling on the Corpses of the Wicked [Pope] Shenouda… and the Other Wicked Bishops and Priests."Islam the religion of peace?"Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Google creates censorship map.The US government asked Google for user information 4,287 times during the first six months of 2010.During the same timeframe the UK government put in over 1,000 such requests.This is just two snippets from Google's new Transparency Report, a set of tools designed to show censorship levels around the globe.Civil liberty groups welcomed the tool but called on Google to provide even more detail about the requests.The map allows users to click an individual country to see how many removal requests were fully or partially complied with, as well as which Google services were affected. In the US, for example, there were seven court orders to remove content from YouTube from July 2009 to the end of the year.There is also a traffic graph showing Google services around the world and related traffic outages, caused either by governments blocking access to information or, more mundanely, cables being cut.Google's public policy head Scott Rubin demonstrated the tool to the BBC.Read the full story here .Click here for comments.

  • ACLU Seeks Court Injunction to Stop Jersey Shore Town From **Gasp** Reciting the Lord’s Prayer Before Meetings.For at least six years, a Jersey Shore community has begun its borough meetings with a flag salute and a recitation of the Lord’s Prayer.But a suit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey last week may remove the prayer from the monthly civic meetings in Point Pleasant Beach, Ocean County.The suit asks a Superior Court judge to issue an injunction to stop the prayer. The judge will rule on Sept. 30, two days after the next meeting.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Israel rejects offer to join UN atomic agency.In response to Arab initiative, Israel's Atomic Energy Commission chief says Jewish state only country to be singled out, asked to take decision against its national interests."Israel is not the only member state ... that has exercised its sovereign right not to accede to the NPT due to its national security considerations," Israel's Atomic Energy Commission chief Shaul Horev said."Yet Israel is the only state that has been singled out, and is called upon to take a decision which is against its best national interests," he told the conference."Indeed, the advancement of states' accessions to international treaties does not fall within the mandate of the (IAEA)," he said.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:WeaselZippers.Because Obama Extending his “Unclenched Fist” to Iran Was Such a Smashing Success, He Will Use U.N. Visit to Tell Ahmadinejad the “Door is Open”…White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters during a telephone briefing that in order for Iran to walk through that door, it would have to demonstrate the peaceful intent of its nuclear program.According to me this is the only way he can get to his real goal!Pressure Israel at the U.N. in disclosing it’s nuclear arsenal and then asking(Forcing) them to remove it,like the Muslim world wants!Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Mosque ally's vid shows 'Hez' true colors.Among the Islamic clerics defending plans for a mosque near Ground Zero yesterday was an outspoken critic of Israel who enthusiastically signaled his support for terror groups Hamas and Hezbollah during a rally a decade ago. At a news conference outside the site of the proposed mosque, Imam Mahdi Bray, executive director of the Washington-based Muslim American Society, was adamant about Muslims' right to build a mosque where they choose.But he refused to discuss a video, from a rally in Lafayette Park in Washington, DC, that shows him onstage repeatedly raising his arms when an unidentified speaker asked how many in the crowd supported Hamas and Hezbollah.Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • The UK’s tax collection agency is putting forth a proposal that all employers send employee paychecks to the government, after which the government would deduct what it deems as the appropriate tax and pay the employees by bank transfer.The proposal by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) stresses the need for employers to provide real-time information to the government so that it can monitor all payments and make a better assessment of whether the correct tax is being paid.Currently employers withhold tax and pay the government, providing information at the end of the year, a system know as Pay as You Earn (PAYE). There is no option for those employees to refuse withholding and individually file a tax return at the end of the year.If the real-time information plan works, it further proposes that employers hand over employee salaries to the government first.My take on this:First it will take a lot of administration to do this and it will cause for sure delays in the paycheck being paid out,what brings me to number two:is it a way for the goverment to make extra money with workers their money ,just think if you put this amount of money on a short term account lets say 2 weeks at the max, how much intrest would that yield for the goverment?We know in Europe banks take sometimes from 24 to 72 hours timedelay before your money is transferred in to your account(Making a small profit?).Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • For Indian Rape Laws, Change Is Slow to Come.NEW DELHI — Should a woman’s sexual experience and history be introduced as evidence in the trial of her accused rapist? Will the Indian legal system ever recognize forced sex between husband and wife as rape? What constitutes the “modesty” of a 10-year-old girl?“I want to tell the world, my family and friends, the truth — my husband was a rapist,” said the woman, who spoke on condition of anonymity to shield her family. “I can tell them about the beatings, but not the rapes. We aren’t supposed to talk about these matters, because they’re shameful. But if there was shame, there was also anger. The anger of being told, ‘He was your husband, he had the right to do this.’ Maybe for others, it will change. My pain has no voice.” Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Twitter Hacked Tuesday Morning.Twitter was overrun with tweets on Tuesday morning that used a programming flaw to play pranks, distribute porn and spread worms to unsuspecting Twitter users.The problem appeared to be confined to Twitter’s old Web interface, and does not affect the new interface that Twitter is gradually rolling out to users of the service or to mobile applications. Security experts said that a JavaScript command in the offending tweets included a command, “onmouseover,” that caused messages to pop up and Web sites to open automatically when a mouse hovered over it. The script in some cases also caused a user to tweet the offending link, spreading it virally to their followers and the rest of Twitter.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

MFS - The Other News

                          Morning Posting.

  • US Jews Prepare for Arrests at Anti- Ahmadenijad Vigils.The New York Board of Rabbis announced that it is organizing a human link chain "Across First Avenue in Protest of President of Iran at UN" on Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. at the southwest corner of First Avenue and 40th Street in New York City."The New York Board of Rabbis (NYBR), the largest interdenominational rabbinic body in the world representing over 700 Rabbis from the New York metropolitan area will protest and voice their condemnation of the madman of Tehran, Mahmud Ahmadinejad being granted a platform at the United Nations. Members of the Interfaith community will be participating as well."Read the fulll story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:Gadi Adelman."TAQIYYA" The song and video!

  • HT:InfidelBloggersAlliance.Mexico paper asks drug cartels what they can print without risk of murder.You know things are really getting out of hand, when the press asks this.The biggest newspaper in Mexico's most violent city is to restrict drug war coverage after the killing of its second journalist in less than two years, just as international press representatives will urge the government to make security for journalists a national priority.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Watchdog: Christine O'Donnell "Clearly a Criminal".Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW, today filed a pair of complaints concerning Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell's use of more than $20,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses."Christine O'Donnell is clearly a criminal, and like any crook she should be prosecuted," CREW Executive Director Melanie Sloan said in a release. "Ms. O'Donnell has spent years embezzling money from her campaign to cover her personal expenses. Republicans and Democrats don't agree on much these days, but both sides should agree on one point: thieves belong in jail not the United States Senate." CREW is requesting that the U.S. Attorney's office in Delaware open a criminal investigation and asking the Federal Election Commission to audit O'Donnell's campaign expenses.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Seized Somali media network 'must serve Islam'.Somali militants who have seized a radio and TV station say it will now broadcast only Islamic messages.Hassan Dahir Aweys, who leads the Hizbul Islam group, said he wanted the broadcasts to serve Islam.The seized station, GBC, was popular because it used to show live international football matches.Another broadcaster, HornAfrik, was also attacked on the weekend. Witnesses blamed the al-Shabab militant group, but they denied the raid.Both al-Shabab and Hizbul Islam are trying to topple the transitional government, and have frequently targeted the media by killing journalists and banning music from the airwaves.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Barack Obama the Tax Cutter? Don’t Make Me Laugh.Poor E.J. Dionne just can’t figure out why Barack Obama isn’t getting the recognition he deserves as a tax-cutter. Yes, you heard that right; after you’re done cleaning the coffee you just spit out off of your keyboard, take a look at his latest column in the Washington Post, in which he laments the fact that everybody’s talking about George W. Bush’s tax cuts for “the rich,” but nobody’s talking about Obama’s “progressive tax cuts”.Y’know what, lefties? Go for it. Campaign on Obama’s record as a tax cutter. Let me know how that works out.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Report: Iranian bank under sanctions operates in Turkey.Turkey and other US allies have been allowing Iranian banks with suspected links to Tehran’s nuclear program to do business within their borders, frustrating Western countries trying to put a financial squeeze on the Islamic republic, a news report claimed.“Turkey’s blossoming financial-economic relationship with Iran provides Iran with a gateway to the entire European financial system,” Reuters quoted an intelligence report on Turkey and Iran as saying, noting that report was provided by a diplomat. It didn’t mention the nationality of the diplomat.“The fact that Turkey is allowing itself to be used as a conduit for Iranian activity via Turkish banks and the Turkish lira is making it possible for Iranian funds in Turkish guise to make their way into Europe,” the same report was quoted as saying.“Reportedly Turkish companies have started sending petroleum to Iran or opening up ports to do trade with Iran instead of Dubai. How do you see the effect of this kind of effort on the sanctions against Iran?” the question was posed“Obviously Iran’s neighbors have a variety of types of trade with Iran, and the objective of the Security Council resolution, the objective of the national measures, is not to impose a total embargo on Iran. Legitimate trade between Iran and its neighbors can and should continue, but there are certain provisions in the Security Council resolution which prevent major categories of arms from going to Iran, that prohibit arms transfers from Iran, prohibit a wide range of illicit activities as well. We will encourage all of Iran’s neighbors to implement the resolutions faithfully, but we’re not going to urge them to impose a total embargo on Iran,” Einhorn had responded.Read the full scam story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:IsraelMatzav.George Soros' perfect storm.Anne Bayefsky explains what George Soros is buying with his $100 million gift to Human Rights Watch. .Why, then, did George Soros deem it worthy of the largest gift he has ever made?Because Soros has recognized what Republicans ignore at their peril — namely, the power of human-rights claims, legitimate or not.Soros, logged as one of President Obama’s frequent White House guests, appreciates that a human-rights mantra, particularly when amplified with the U.N.’s global megaphone, is a formidable tool for manipulating public policy. A tool, mind you, and not a principle.President Obama has styled himself a champion of the victims of human-rights violations. But he is the president who went to Egypt and spoke in support of Muslim women who want to cover their bodies while saying nothing in defense of those who want the freedom to do otherwise. He is the president who has let Iranian dissidents die in vain. The president who keeps mumbling about reset buttons while Russian human-rights defenders are systematically eliminated.Soros makes no attempt to hide his agenda. As he wrote in The Bubble of American Supremacy: “People have different views and . . . nobody is in possession of the ultimate truth . . . [P]eople are supposed to decide for themselves what they mean by freedom and democracy. . . . What goes on within individual states can be of vital interest to the rest of the world, but the principle of sovereignty militates against interfering in their internal affairs.” The same speech has been made by China and Cuba and thugs the world over.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Kremlin declares war on the last Tsar of Moscow. The army of Russians ex-kingpins ousted from the Kremlin and forced into exile in Europe could soon count among its new recruits, the mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov and his wife, the oligarch Elena Baturina. The powerful governor of the capital is now at loggerheads with President Dmitri Medvedev and his "resignation" seems imminent. This has been confirmed by a hard hitting press campaign to discredit him organized and carried out on state television NTV. According to foreign media, the richest couple in the country has already prepared for their golden exile in Austria and England, and possible candidates to the mayor's chair have begun to circulate.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Obama Doesn’t Know the Price of an Apple.Hmmm...on the other hand perhaps he does?President Obama today tried to pay for four apples with one dollar. Now, if Bush did this, can you imagine the uproar??According to this afternoon’s press pool report from Philadelphia, where Obama is traveling, the president made a surprise visit to the Reading Terminal Market, which contains numerous stalls selling all kinds of delicacies.Obama shook hands with customers in front of the falafel stall and ordered a couple of cheese steak sandwiches with sweet peppers and mushrooms, just like any self-respecting Philly guy would do.Then the fruit vendor called out, “President Obama how ’bout an apple? Something healthy too.” Obama grabbed four apples and gave the salesman a dollar.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Imam Behind NYC Islamic Center Avoiding New York, Getting Protection Over Security Concerns.The imam behind the proposed Islamic center and mosque near ground zero is largely avoiding New York City because of security concerns and is receiving protection from the New York Police Department, according to those close to the imam.”There’s just a lot of crazies and that’s why he has police protection from the NYPD,” the Rev. James Parks Morton said Monday of his friend Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf.“I know that he’s being guarded, that he’s not been staying in the usual places, that he’s not working from his office and that he’s concerned for his safety,” said another friend of the imam’s, Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon, in an interview Sunday night.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Turkish president to urge Mideast nuclear-free zone at UN summit.Turkish President Abdullah Gül said he will call for a Middle East totally free of nuclear weapons when he addresses the U.N. General Assembly later this week."We would like to see our region free of nuclear weapons," Gül told The Associated Press in an interview on Monday. "The region should not be under such a threat."Hmmm .... i wonder if this was decided during his last phone conversation with Obama?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Frattini warns EU against pushing Turkey towards Iran.Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini, who is a staunch supporter of Turkey’s EU membership, was quoted by the conservative Avvenire daily on Sunday as saying that Turkey may distance itself from the West and face Iran. Noting that his country always supports Turkey’s EU membership, the Italian foreign minister said that Turkey was at a crossroads and that it would be “stupid to push it toward Iran.” “Turkey is at a crossroads. It could make its way toward the West. But it could also make its way toward Iran, which will make it a power that is a friend of Iran,” Frattini warned.Don't blame Europe for Turkey's love for Iran and hate for Israel this is a religious motivated choice not an result of European actions,choice who became only clearer once Obama became President in the U.S.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:TundraTabloids.The Netherlands shuts out Jews due to where they live.According to the present Dutch government, if you're a Jew from Judea or Samaria, you're a persona non grata. The Tundra Tabloids longs for the day when Geert Wilders takes control of the Dutch parliament, as a friend of Israel, there's no doubt that such a decision as the one just made by the Dutch MFA, would never have been considered.OMG whats next?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Islam's Encounters With America. A survey by Elaph, the most respected electronic daily in the Arab world, saw 58% object to the building of the WTC mosque.From his recent travels to the Persian Gulf—sponsored and paid for by the State Department—Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf returned with a none-too-subtle threat. His project, the Ground Zero Mosque, would have to go on. Its cancellation would risk putting "our soldiers, our troops, our embassies and citizens under attack in the Muslim world."Leave aside the attempt to make this project a matter of national security. The self-appointed bridge between America and the Arab-Islamic world is a false witness to the sentiments in Islamic lands.A survey by Elaph, the most respected electronic daily in the Arab world, gave a decided edge to those who objected to the building of this mosque—58% saw it as a project of folly.We don't always assert all the "rights" that we can get away with. The faith is honored when the faith bends to necessity and discretion.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:GrassTopsUSA.Society For Voluntary Jewish Extinction Fights Islamophobia.In response to the rising tide of anti-Semitism, here and abroad, courtesy of the Religion of Peace, liberal Jews (Temple Beth Meshuga) have pledged to fight Islamophobia – the “phobia” the left loves to hate.We’re told that anti-Muslim hysteria has reached a fevered pitch. Daisy Khan, wife Imam Rauf, point-man for the Ground Zero Mosque, says it’s “like a metastasized anti-Semitism.” What, that serious? “It’s not even Islamophobia; it’s beyond Islamophobia. It’s (gasp) hate of Muslims!” Are Muslims being lynched by rampaging mobs? Are imams kidnapped and tortured to death? Are cars filled with Muslim civilians ambushed, and pregnant women shot to death at close range? Much worse, my friends. This uber-bigotry is epitomized by opposition to a mosque – excuse me, a cultural center – built near the spot where 2,752 Americans were murdered by Muslim hijackers, in the name of Islam, 9 years ago. Will the horror never end? But, not to worry, Jewish liberals are here to save the day.By all means, let us have more mosques in the United States, more Saudi-trained imams, more spokesmen for “moderate” Islam like Imam Rauf, and more spiritual strugglers like the Muslim shrink at Ft. Hood who killed 13 of his fellow soldiers in cold blood. Why should Europeans have all the fun? Liberals are naturally unstable. The Jewish left's latest craze – monitoring opposition to the construction of mosques, speaking out “more directly against anti-Muslim bigotry” – should land them on a suicide-watch. (Keep sharp objects away from them. Confiscate belts and shoelaces.) In the midst of a world war against Jews, Jewish liberals want to ensure that no one is mean to the pogromists’ cheering section and recruiting center. Islam is the religion of peace they cry, as Jewish families bury the victims of peace. Saperstein, Rabbi Nancy, Foxman and friends – call them the Society for Voluntary Jewish Extinction.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • In Afghanistan, Boys Are Prized and Girls Live the Part.KABUL, Afghanistan — Six-year-old Mehran Rafaat is like many girls her age. She likes to be the center of attention. She is often frustrated when things do not go her way. Like her three older sisters, she is eager to discover the world outside the family’s apartment in their middle-class neighborhood of Kabul.But when their mother, Azita Rafaat, a member of Parliament, dresses the children for school in the morning, there is one important difference. Mehran’s sisters put on black dresses and head scarves, tied tightly over their ponytails. For Mehran, it’s green pants, a white shirt and a necktie, then a pat from her mother over her spiky, short black hair. After that, her daughter is out the door — as an Afghan boy. There are no statistics about how many Afghan girls masquerade as boys. But when asked, Afghans of several generations can often tell a story of a female relative, friend, neighbor or co-worker who grew up disguised as a boy. To those who know, these children are often referred to as neither “daughter” nor “son” in conversation, but as “bacha posh,” which literally means “dressed up as a boy” in Dari.Read the full story here.Click here for comments

  • HT:MuslimsAgainstSharia."STAND WITH US" stages silent protest against
    Approximately 60 people attended the silent protest which featured "street theater" including participants with blue duct tape over the mouths, signifying the lack of free speech or dissension in Iran, while others held signs that depicted the horrific human rights abuses that take place in that country. While there were no speakers or organized crowd chanting, the powerful message of those suffering under the draconian rule of the Iranian regime came across loud and clear.Among those in attendance were long time Jewish activist Helen Freedman, the New York City coordinator of Americans For a Safe Israel along with a contingent of AFSI members. "We came here today to stand in solidarity with those Iranian citizens who are being beheaded, stoned and buried alive for speaking out against the tyrannical rule of the Iranian ayatollahs. It is the pinnacle of hypocrisy for Iranian President Ahmadinejad to come to New York and speak at the United Nations while his own citizens are not granted the basic rights of free speech that we take for granted in this country. We also hold the UN responsible for extending an invitation to Ahmadinejad", she declared.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Morning Bell: The Economic Toll of the Obama Tax Hikes.In today’s Wall Street Journal, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) identifies two justifications for his unequivocal opposition to any impending tax increases: “The first concerns the pain that tax increases threaten to inflict on our economy over the short term. The second is to stop the slide under our current leadership towards becoming a stagnant European-style welfare state with limited individual opportunity and entrepreneurship.”We’ve written before about how President Barack Obama’s reckless spending threatens to undermine our nation’s economic vitality. Before the recession, federal spending totaled $24,000 per U.S. household. President Obama’s FY 2011 budget would hike it to $36,000 per household by 2020 — an inflation-adjusted $12,000-per-household expansion of government. But spending is just one-half of this White House’s economic plan. Massive wealth-distributing tax hikes are the other half of President Obama’s wish list, and they are just as big a threat to our nation’s economy.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Well, at the end of Recovery Summer, the house is boarded up. The doors. The windows. Everything. We're at the Comfort Inn. Room 112.What's not to like about the Summer of Recovery? Like, dude, the recession ended eons ago.And last but not least:It would appear that certain foreclosures by major, major institutions may have been fraudulent... and, thus, invalid, which could really, really screw things up.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BarenakedIslam.So, why do you think Barack Obama and family really went to church on Sunday?what is widely not reported by the White House and the MSM is that on that particular Sunday in that particular church, Dr. Ziad Asali, M.D., a Muslim, founder and president of the American Task Force on Palestine, was the guest speaker. He was there to speak on the subject of “Prospects of the two-state solution in the Middle-East.”Dr. Ziad J. Asali is described as “a long-time activist on Middle East issues” who has testified to both chambers of Congress about Palestinian interests, increased U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority, and “Israel’s disproportionate use of force” in Gaza.As i said on Sunday : Al-taqiyya a.k.a. The art of lying !Hmmm"They don't trust me because of my middle name?"Yeah whatevah!Read the full story here.Updated here.Click here for comments.

  • Proof: New Records Show DOJ Lied About New Black Panther Dismissal.A FOIA request reveals contradictions in statements made to Congress, the Civil Rights Commission, and to the public. Some of these statements were made under oath.Judicial Watch made an explosive announcement today about the Justice Department’s stonewalling in the New Black Panther voter intimidation case dismissal. Forced to bring a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit after DOJ rebuffed its public records request (so much for transparency), Judicial Watch obtained a privilege log from the DOJ last week.It shows — in a rather dramatic way — that the DOJ has been untruthful about who was involved in the dismissal of the case.In July, I complied with a subpoena and provided testimony to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. I did so in part because inaccurate statements had been made about the case by DOJ officials. Some of these statements falsely claimed that ethical rules mandated the dismissal of the charges against the New Black Panthers. This was nonsense.But the real whopper? DOJ’s claim — repeated over and over again — that career civil servants were wholly responsible for the spiking of the case.Today we learn, from the Department’s own records, that this claim is demonstrably false.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:TheJawaReport.Video:Football Coach Fired for Obama Song.Catchy tune, eh? I suggest it's unreasonable to fire someone for composing it.Click here for comments

  • HT:Amnon&Jonathan.Why isn't that man president?Colonel West and Obama on Islam.The Impeach Obama Campaign website links to a video that was put together on September 11, 2010, in which President Barack Obama and Colonel Allen West comment on the nature of Islam. Obama states "We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith which has done so much over the centuries to shape the World, including in my own country." Listen to West's comments on the subject, and like me you'll be saying - why isn't that man president? Trevor Loudon.Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Voter to Obama: "I'm exhausted of defending you".Over the weekend, Barack Obama tried to reenergize his black base by urging members of that constituency to make their voices heard in November's midterm elections. If the stated views one such voter are any indication, however, the president is going to have to do more than persuade blacks to get out and vote. He's going to have to explain to them why they should continue to trust him and back candidates who support his policies.The views were expressed by a woman at a town hall where Obama was fielding questions. The woman's statement and question appear in the video linked here. She tells Obama "I'm one of your middle class Americans. And quite frankly, I'm exhausted. Exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that I voted for."Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BacktoBasics.The Sword &Shield to Stop the Islamization of America.This is an encouraging paper, because it explains the moral and constitutional justifications to stop the islamization of our country.We face a grave threat – the Muslims are infiltrating our country and taking over. We seem powerless to resist: Our governments won’t acknowledge the threat; we are told Muslims have “constitutional rights” to come here, proselytize everywhere, build mosques, and implement shariah in their communities and in the public square; and our governments are letting them do it.The Muslims seek to replace our Constitution with shariah – their totalitarian political, economic, military, social & legal system – with the goal of incorporating our Country into a global Islamic caliphate.They are making progress in islamicizing our Country because we are not resisting.And the dreadful message we are getting from all sources is that our Constitution renders us powerless to resist islamization.But read on, and I will show you how our Constitution &Declaration of Independence – properly understood – actually give our federal, State & local governments justification and authority to stop the islamization of our Country. Once we understand two things, it becomes clear what we may – and must – do.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Terrorists ‘will attack’ France after burka ban.It is only a matter of time before Islamic terrorists mount a successful attack on France, the country’s top spy believes.The recent burka ban means all the ‘red lights are now flashing’ in regard to a possible atrocity, domestic intelligence boss Bernard Squarcini said.Speaking after the evacuation of the Eiffel Tower last week following a bomb scare, Mr Squarcini warned: ‘France’s role in Afghanistan, its foreign policy and the debate over the law banning the burka have all increased the risk.’He said security services foiled an average of two planned attacks every year, but added: ‘One day or another, we’re going to get hit.Meanwhile, security has been stepped up around Jewish institutions in Paris following the arrest of a suspected terrorist who planned to bomb an Israel defence forces fundraising event in the capital.There have been 47 attacks against synagogues, Jewish schools, creches and association buildings in France so far this year, and 190 threats.Islam the religion of peace?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Here You Have Worm and E-Jihad Connection.On Friday, September 10, I hinted that a cyber-jihad group might be behind the “Here you have” mass-mailer worm. Here is some additional information.Imsolk.A/Visal.A/VBMania, was originally designated as “Imsolk.A“ and was first seen in August 2010. That attack was much smaller in scale and its possible origins were not investigated at the time. Studying clues in the second attack showed that it might have originated from a cyber-jihad organization called “Brigades of Tariq ibn Ziyad”, whose founding member is known as “iraq_resistance”.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:IsraelMatzav.Israel's 'extremely dire' situation in Europe?There is a debate within Israel over the broader implications of the cancellation of the local authorities' heads' trip to Holland on Sunday. Some commentators see it as part of a broader anti-Israel trend in Europe, while others view it as an isolated incident.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • ‘Civilization Jihad’ – the Muslim Brotherhood’s Potent Weapon.Part 3 of a serialization of Shariah – The Threat to America, the report of Team B II of the Center for Security Policy.Violent jihad dominates the attention of those responsible for national security. But the more dangerous long-term threat, the Center for Security Policy’s Team B report found, is what the Muslim Brotherhood calls “civilization jihad.”This pre-violent form of jihad, according to the totalitarian ideology of sharia, is considered an integral, even dominant element of jihad.Team B, which used open-source information to compile its groundbreaking report, Sharia – The Threat to America, takes a look at civilization jihad as part of enemy threat doctrine. Here’s a summary.If it can be demonstrated that the enemy refers to and relies on this doctrine to guide and justify his actions, then that is all that matters in terms of the enemy threat doctrine. US civilian and military leaders must thoroughly understand and orient upon this threat doctrine for the purpose of defeating such foes.Failing to orient an enemy’s self-identified doctrines not only violates our own doctrine on threat analysis but renders us unable to defeat the enemy because we have failed properly to identify him.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:IsraelMatzav.Bolton demolishes Obama's UN record.Former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton has a scathing review of the Obama administration's record at the United Nations. Naturally, a lot of that review deals with Israel. Here are some of the Israel parts. Obama’s first mistake was announcing immediately after his inauguration that the United States would join preparations for the 2009 “World Conference against Racism,” known as “Durban II” after the South African city that hosted its 2001 predecessor. Durban I denounced Israel as racist and was, just below the surface, profoundly anti-American. Then secretary of state Colin Powell, announcing the withdrawal of the U.S. delegation in protest, rightly stressed that Durban I was “a throwback to the days of ‘Zionism equals racism’” that we would not dignify with our presence. In later years, the U.S. walkout was routinely cited as evidence of Bush-administration unilateralism. Durban II, coming just months after Bush left office, was therefore widely seen as an important signal of how his successor would treat multilateral affairs.Obama's mendaciousness on the nuclear conference may yet come back to haunt Israel. Although the Obama administration has asked the Arab and Muslim states to take the nuclear free Middle East plank off the agenda for the next IAEA conference, for some strange reason they refuse to do so.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:ShalomLife.Former Mayor of NYC Critical of Obama's "Mistreatment" of Israel.In the course of his long distinguished career, Edward Irving “Ed” Koch has served three terms as mayor of New York City (“I loved it”), written several books, enumerable articles, and played the judge on the TV show The People’s Court. Now 85, he has just launched a new organization, New York Uprising, which aims to renovate a “dysfunctional” Albany.Although Koch has been a life-long Democrat and worked to help President Obama’s election, he is now fiercely critical of Obama’s “mistreatment” of Israel.“Prior presidents had a special relationship with Israel,” he said. But not Obama. He made that clear almost from the beginning of his tenure when he spoke in Cairo, his first major speech, and did not go to Israel immediately after. “That’s the usual protocol. When you go to an Arab country you follow up with a trip to Israel and vice versa.”He believes, he wrote, “that President Obama’s policy is to create a whole new relationship with the Arab states of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq as a counter to Iran. If throwing Israel under the bus is needed to accomplish this alliance, so be it.”He added: “Members of Congress in both House and Senate have made pitifully weak statements against Obama’s mistreatment of Israel, if they made any at all. The Democratic members, in particular, are weak. They are simply afraid to criticize President Obama.”He contrasts this with Obama’s treatment of the “corrupt, opium producing” Karzai government which “shows the utmost contempt for the U.S. and is being hailed by the Obama administration as an ally and publicly treated with dignity.Yes but he's a Musim?Karzai recently even threatened to join the Taliban if we don’t stop making demands on him,” he wrote in an article in April.Hmmmm ...As one man told me "Nobody here in Israel trusts Obama".Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BacktoBasics.Signs Of A Crumbling Regime.Can you see it? The signs are everywhere. The regime is crumbling.No not the President Barack Obama regime, though that is part of it; maybe even the catalyst in the United States, at least. I’m talking about the regime in general; the system.You can see it in places like Greece. There the government has been fighting for its economic life. Years of socialist redistribution — theft from the producers to finance the growing State leviathan and unionized public and private sector employees — have caught up.The government is now instituting “austerity” measures. It has to. It can’t meet its obligations. So it’s cutting back on growth in salaries, vacation days, benefits and pensions. Unionized public works employees and service employees aren’t happy their gravy train has jumped the tracks. They strike and riot. Greece may or may not survive.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • House lawmakers close to net neutrality bill.According to Hill sources who were not authorized to speak publicly, the committee staffers have gained momentum in recent days on a narrow proposal that would give the FCC authority for two years to enforce its four open Internet principles.One House staff member said the bill will reflect the “least worst” of options for parties on both sides of the issue. Telecommunications and cable firms would get a bill that doesn’t give the FCC authority over broadband and only temporary authority to enforce net neutrality rules. Public interest groups and companies such as Skype, Facebook and other Internet firms would get a bill that at least gives them assurance that guidelines at the FCC are enforceable by law.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Star-of-David Nanoparticles Discovered by Israeli Researchers.A new type of nanoparticle that resembles the six-pointed Star of David, a Jewish symbol which appears on the flag of Israel, has been discovered by researchers at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.The Hebrew University team, headed by researcher Uri Banin, said the star-shaped nanoparticles have a unique, cage-like structure. The discovery is described in an article in the October 2010 issue of the journal Nature Materials.The particles, which are some 10,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair, may prove useful in applications ranging from the development of new ways to sense glucose in diagnosing diabetes to serving as photo-catalysts for turning solar energy into clean fuel, the university said.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Shia cleric loses citizenship amid Bahrain clampdown.Bahrain has revoked the nationality of the country's leading Shia cleric, amid a clampdown on Shia activists ahead of next month's parliamentary elections.Ayatollah Hussein Mirza Najati, who has close ties to Iraq, was stripped of his passport on Sunday, officials said.A wave of arrests in Bahrain since August has led to clashes and renewed street protests across the country.Twenty-three activists have been charged with forming a "terror network" aimed at toppling the Sunni leadership.Bahrain's Shias - who make up 70% of the population of the small Gulf island state - have long complained of discrimination in state jobs and housing, and say that they are barred from holding influential posts in the country's security forces.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Arctic Ice in Death Spiral.The carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels have melted the Arctic sea ice to its lowest volume since before the rise of human civilisation, dangerously upsetting the energy balance of the entire planet, climate scientists are reporting."The Arctic sea ice has reached its four lowest summer extents (area covered) in the last four years," said Mark Serreze, director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center in the U.S. city of Boulder, Colorado. The volume - extent and thickness - of ice left in the Arctic likely reached the lowest ever level this month, Serreze told IPS."I stand by my previous statements that the Arctic summer sea ice cover is in a death spiral. It's not going to recover," he said.There can be no recovery because tremendous amounts of extra heat are added every summer to the region as more than 2.5 million square kilometres of the Arctic Ocean have been opened up to the heat of the 24-hour summer sun. A warmer Arctic Ocean not only takes much longer to re-freeze, it emits huge volumes of additional heat energy into the atmosphere, disrupting the weather patterns of the northern hemisphere, scientists have now confirmed. Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • How genocide wiped out a Native American population. Study documents mutilated human remains from 800 A.D. in Southwest.Crushed leg bones, battered skulls and other mutilated human remains are likely all that's left of a Native American population destroyed by genocide that took place circa 800 A.D., suggests a new study. The paper, accepted for publication in the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, describes the single largest deposit to date of mutilated and processed human remains in the American Southwest. The entire assemblage comprises 14,882 human skeletal fragments, as well as the mutilated remains of dogs and other animals killed at the massacre site — Sacred Ridge, southwest of Durango, Colo.Based on the archaeological findings, which include two-headed axes that tested positive for human blood, co-authors Jason Chuipka and James Potter believe the genocide occurred as a result of conflict between different Anasazi Ancestral Puebloan ethnic groups.Given basic established patterns from more recent ethnic cleansing in Yugoslavia, Iraq and Rwanda, the researchers think political structures that had been keeping ethnic conflict at bay probably broke down at Sacred Ridge.Read the full story here.Click here for comments. HT:TheAstuteBloggers.

  • Lohan Probation Revoked, Arrest Warrant Issued.Although the bench warrant was issued, it's being held -- i.e., on hold -- until Friday at 8:30 AM, when Lindsay is ordered to appear in court.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.
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