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Friday, October 1, 2010

MFS - The Other News

                      Afternoon Posting.

  • HT:Forbes.How ObamaCare May Disrupt Your Health Plan.Imagine if you ran a business, and one day the government told you that you would be fined if you: (1) minimized unnecessary expenses; (2) hired workers to specialize in customer service; (3) invested resources in order to ensure you wouldn’t get victimized by fraud. What would you do? Think quickly: because three months from now, this very system will be the law of the land for our nation’s health insurers.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Obama’s Top 10 Broken Promises (So Far).There’s some bad news… and then there’s some good news.First the bad news: President Barack Obama made so many campaign promises it was hard to choose just ten. Not that we wanted most of these promises to be kept, of course.Now for the good news: No matter what he promised, Obama has been confronted with the reality that he can’t just wave a magic wand and “change” whatever he wants. It is also satisfying to see how pitiful of a job Obama has done with the “Yes We Can” agenda in his first 20 months in office.Number 10: Target Every Source Of Fear In The Americas“That is why there will never be true security unless we focus our efforts on targeting every source of fear in the Americas. That’s what I’ll do as president of the United States.”Talk about believing your own publicity! What could he possibly have been thinking to make such an impossible promise. But then again, when you’re gathering a voter base that hasn’t a clue about defense issues…Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • BREAKING: Rick Sanchez Fired From CNN.CNN released this statement today:“Rick Sanchez is no longer with the company. We thank Rick for his years of service and we wish him well.."They will broadcast CNN Newsroom from 3-5pm for the foreseeable future.The big takeaway – Sanchez calls Stewart “a bigot,” then walks it back a bit, and he implies CNN is run by Jews.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • At Harvard, Groupthink About Islam (The appalling hypocrisy of Martin Peretz’s critics).Last Saturday, at a university-sponsored event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Harvard’s Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, a group of former students launched a research fund in honor of Martin Peretz, a former teacher in the program and the longtime editor in chief of the New Republic. After the event adjourned, the afternoon turned ugly as police had to protect Mr. Peretz while he walked across campus surrounded by a mob of screaming students.For that final sentence, Mr. Peretz apologized and sought atonement. Nonetheless, his column set off a firestorm. The Harvard Crimson reported over 500 protests against the honorary research fund by alumni, students and staff.Harvard accepted the money to create the fund. Yet a member of the Social Studies Standing Committee extolled the protest, while also declaring that everyone on the committee “was—without exception—appalled by Peretz’s comments.”Why not, then, organize an open forum where Mr. Peretz might engage with his critics? That, presumably, was out of the question: better to ensure that students know which side “everyone—without exception” is on.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BacktoBasics.Communist Party USA – Jobs Growth Plan for 2010.So which is more flawed, Capitalism or Socialism? If you choose Socialism are willing to take that risk on the lives of millions of humans that out of all the countries that have tired it that only America can get it right? The same America that allowed Fannie and Freddie to get us in the mess we are in through regulations from dare I saw members of the DSA?Why do you think that it will work in America? Because of Obama?Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • American College Student Gunned Down, Kidnapped And Tortured In Secret Prison.Lawyers for US citizen held in Yemen say that American agents arranged his arrest and interrogated him for weeks.According to the report Sharif Mobley was an American citizen living in Yemen attending college. After another citizen of Yemen attempted to blow up an airplane in Detroit Sharif Mobley tried to return to America with his son but was denied.Instead the U.S Government had eight masked men jump from two white vans and gun him down in the middle of the street. He was then drug off to a secret torture camp and tortured for months.While it is not possible to independently verify the account of Sharif Mobley’s arrest given by his legal team, few analysts in Yemen doubt that coordination on security operations is occurring at a senior level between US and Yemeni authorities.“There are incidents where we see high level cooperation, and others where that cooperation breaks down,” says Abdul Ghani al-Aryani, a Yemeni political analyst. “If the government of Yemen cooperated in this case, it would be a risk free opportunity to gain credit with the Americans, given the individual in question is an American.”US state department officials contacted by Al Jazeera declined to comment on Mobley’s case, citing concerns over his privacy. The US justice department was contacted to respond to general allegations that the US has played a role in the arrest and interrogation of its own citizens in Yemen, but also refused to comment on the matter. The Pentagon failed to respond to Al Jazeera’s request for comment.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • EPA Poised to Throw 800,000 Out of Work.Our liberal rulers are doing everything they can about the jobs situation — that is, everything they can to make it worse. The EPA claims this will save us from all manner of poisons and diseases. Others say that the only significant effects will be economic — and they will be severe.[T]he Inhofe report — written by the Senate Environment and Public Works minority staff titled and titled "EPA's Anti-Industrial Policy: Threatening Jobs and America's Manufacturing Base," — found that the proposed rule, known as "Boiler MACT," could put nearly 800,000 jobs at risk over requirements on commercial and industrial boilers, cement plans and ozone standards.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Turkish nationalists rally in Armenian holy site at Ani.The cathedral was conquered by Turkish ruler Alp Arslan in the 11th Century.Turkish nationalists have said Muslim prayers inside the ruins of a historic Christian cathedral in a move likely to cause friction with Armenians.Hundreds of nationalists travelled to the ruins of the 11th Century cathedral at Ani in eastern Turkey to commemorate a Muslim victory there.The action is being seen as a response to the reopening of another historic Armenian church last month in Turkey.Armenians from across the world came to hear Mass at the church in Lake Van.Religious freedom in Turkey?I hope the European Union keeps them out,for this kind of "Religious freedom" they don't need.Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • 'Red Eye' Host Gutfeld Rips 'Crybaby-in-Chief' Obama for Rebuke of Fox News.“OK let me get this straight -- you're the President of the United States, with both Houses [of Congress] under your control. You also have the most fawning press of any president in the history of the universe and yet you let FNC get under your skin, because it's the only network that doesn't have a thrill up its leg?” he continued. “Obama’s like a sports team who owns the ref, the fans and the field, but refuses to play until the kid in the tenth row stops chewing gum.”Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Muslim fanatic prisoners to be 'de-programmed' using controversial techniques to 'cure' them of beliefs. Psychologists in the Prison Service will try to ‘cure’ extremist Muslim inmates of their political beliefs with controversial therapies similar to those used to ‘de-programme’ members of religious cults.The experimental treatments are being developed by a special Extremism Unit set up by the Ministry of Justice in January last year, The Mail on Sunday has discovered.Sources say the therapy forms part of a wide-ranging strategy to combat Islamic extremism in Britain’s jails.The unit will train staff to recognise the signs of extremism, such as a charismatic prisoner openly challenging the authority of the imam.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Taliban behind abduction of British aid worker.A Taliban leader claims responsibility for kidnapping aid worker in an interview with a Peshawar-based news agency. However, other members of his Taliban group deny it is involved.They say that Mohammad Osman, who heads a local Taliban group, claimed responsibility for the abduction in an interview with the Peshawar-based Afghan Islamic Press (AIP). He also set the conditions for her freedom, namely the release of Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani scientists accused of ties to al-Qaeda.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Social media wrap: Dee Dee Myers tweets that Robert Gibbs likely is out, Bill Burton in.Dee Dee Myers, Bill Clinton’s press secretary and the first woman to hold that post -- and also the latest left-leaning luminary to join Twitter -- tweeted Wednesday that she (like many others) expects Press Secretary Robert Gibbs to leave his post after the midterms and be replaced by his deputy Bill Burton.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • A Teary Emanuel Gets Dead Fish At White House Send-off.At the 8:30 staff meeting in the Roosevelt Room this morning, departing chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was given a gift by Council of Economic Advisers chair Austan Goolsbee: a dead Asian carp.This was an allusion to the Emanuel legend of his sending a dead fish to a pollster for whom he didn’t care, replicating the scene from The Godfather when the Corleones were alerted of Luca Brasi’s death with a dead fish wrapped in Brasi’s bullet-proof vest. The specific species was a reference to Emanuel’s focus as a member of Congress and White House chief of staff on the aggressive, invasive Asian carp, bane of the Great Lakes, a plankton-devouring creature heading towards Chicago.Said White House press secretary Robert Gibbs: “In Chicago, this is how friends say goodbye.”Yes just keep silent and you won't be sleeping with the fish,now that i made you an offer you can't refuse?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Turkish analyst: Washington increasingly upset with Ankara.'US Jewish lobby which supported Turkey for many years doesn’t understand Ankara's change in attitude toward Israel,' Hurriyet columnist writes, adding, 'We are on verge of entering dangerous waters'."We are on the verge of entering dangerous waters. If we consider the latest developments we’d see that the course is not very good," he said. "For example, the fact that (Turkish President Abdullah) Gul and (Israeli President Shimon) Peres could not meet was externally interpreted as Turkey 'setting a condition.' And the (US administration badly wanted this meeting to take place."Well having joint exercises with China wont improve matters either?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Obama and His Enemies.At least Nixon had the smarts to keep his list of liberal foes a secret.…I’ve never seen a politician run an election with the message “Don’t be stupid, quit your bitching and vote for me.”… There’s a reason that strategy has never been employed: because it’s so insane to think that open berating would inspire a voter to action.In a way, the question was an easy one. And had Obama stuck to the first sentence of his answer — “Look, as president, I swore to uphold the Constitution, and part of that Constitution is a free press” — he probably would have scored points on all sides.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Hogging the limelight: Meet Zhu Jianqiang, the two-legged pig who's become a celebrity in China.Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

Andrew Breitbart & Frank Gaffney: Big Peace, Hamas & the FBI

Andrew Breitbart filled in for Michael Savage on the Savage Nation and spoke with Frank Gaffney about Shariah, the Team B II Report, and the shocking story of known Hamas/Holy Land Foundation unindicted co-conspirator Kifah Mustapha being led around the FBI's National Counter-Terrorism Headquarters.

MFS - The Other News

                          Morning Posting.

  • HT:BigPeace.John Brennan Must Go.Among other things, I warned the court that – since shariah obliges its adherents to engage in jihad (holy war), whether through violent means or more stealthy techniques – in my professional judgment, any approval of a proposed 50,000-square feet Islamic Center of Murfreesboro (ICM) required the most careful and informed scrutiny.My testimony was drawn from the analysis and key findings of the pathbreaking Team B II report that have been serialized here in recent days. In particular, I noted that officials at every level of government have been, at best, willfully blind (in the words of Team member and former federal prosecutor Andy McCarthy) to the dangers associated with the so-called “civilization jihad” being waged against this country by the Muslim Brotherhood. At worst, some appear susceptible to charges of “misprision of treason” – a term the U.S. code uses to criminalize a failure to act in the face of evidence of sedition.Speaking of Chicago, that city is the venue for three-days of meetings convened by what some have called “the new Caliphate” – a 56 Muslim nation entity that makes up the international institutional arm of the “civilization jihad” aimed at destroying Western civilization from within. Incredibly, at least three senior White House and State Department officials are among the scheduled participants: Rashad Hussain, the President’s special envoy to the OIC; Farah Pandith, the State Depatment’s outreach coordinator to the Muslim community; and Dalia Mogahed, an adviser to the White House Office of Inter-faith and Neighborhood Initiatives.Hussain was actually scheduled to speak on a panel “moderated” by a representative of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). The effect of such interactions is unmistakably to legitimize these deeply problematic, shariah-promoting organizations and to facilitate their influence operations against and penetration of the U.S. government.Such perilous behavior is the inevitable result of direction provided by Homeland Security Adviser John Brennan. It is for this reason, among others, that members of Team B II called today for Brennan’s resignation. The former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Lieutenant General William G. “Jerry” Boykin put it this way:: r. Brennan is in a position of enormous responsibility. If he lacks an understanding of shariah law and the threat that it presents to America, then he is negligent and I would consider his failure to be a moral one. If he is cognizant of the dangers of shariah law and the aims of those who are driven by a quest to bring it to this nation, and he has been deceptive about the issue with the public and the President of the United States, then I believe that his behavior is criminal. Either way, he should no longer serve as Homeland Security Adviser to the President of the United States.All I can say is, “Amen.”Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BacktoBasics.Senate to Obama: No recess appointments for you!How about some late-night good news from Capitol Hill? Senate Republicans did something right, stood their ground, and forced Democrats to bow on blocking White House recess appointments during the midterm election break.See? Saying no — HELL NO — can pay off. Senate Democrats agreed Wednesday night to a Republican demand to block President Obama from making recess appointments while Congress is out of town campaigning for the midterm elections.Which means no more stealthy, sunlight-evading cut-and-run appointments like Speedy Don Berwick for the next six weeks.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BigPeace.FBI-HQ claims Big Peace article on Hamas Operative ‘Totally Fabricated’ and Photo ‘Doctored’.Following an ACT for America email sent to its 150,000 member list earlier this week linking to my Big Peace article from Monday about a known Hamas operative – Kifah Mustapha – who was escorted on a VIP tour of the top-secret National Counterterrorism Center and the FBI training facility at Quantico earlier this month as part of a FBI Citizen Academy, apparently hundreds of ACT members who called the FBI’s Washington D.C. headquarters were told the that the Big Peace article was “totally fabricated” and that the accompanying photo had been “doctored”.(UPDATE: This afternoon, FBI spokesman Paul Bresson confirmed to Fox News that Mustapha’s tour of the NCTC did in fact happen, confirming our initial report, but defended including him in the FBI Citizen Academy program, saying that “he’s a prominent figure in the community.”)"He’s a prominent figure in the community." the same could be said of Rasputin just before the Bolshevik revolution!Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BacktoBasics.Obama Ally Could Be Tried for Treason.Still have doubts about the company Obama keeps? Here is an interview with Lt. Col. Robert “Buzz” Patterson with the release of his book “Conduct Unbecoming: How Barack Obama is Destroying The Military and Endangering Our Security“, revealing restrictions on our military that are putting them in danger, the consequences of repealing the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell legislation, and the company Obama keeps and has invited to the White House. Why haven’t these people been tried for treason?Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Turkish, Chinese air forces secretly participated in military drill.Turkey conducted war games with China.The Turkish and Chinese air forces secretly participated in a military drill in Konya as part of the “Anatolian Eagle” war games, prompting a reaction from Washington, daily Taraf reported Thursday.Taraf based its report on Turkish and Western military sources, who confirmed that the military drills took place but did not state the exact dates of the games or what kind of aircraft were involved.Washington has requested information on the matter from Turkey, the report added.The US administration reportedly contacted the Turkish foreign and defense ministries and asked why the drill was conducted and what kind of maneuvers were practiced.Get Turkey out of NATO ....NOW!Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Let them eat cake?First lady Michelle Obama's campaign for healthier school lunches has stalled in Congress after anti-hunger groups and more than 100 Democrats protested the use of food stamp dollars to pay for it.One hundred and six Democrats wrote House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in August calling the move egregious, saying it was not a vote they would take lightly. Labor unions, anti-poverty groups and even New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg also urged the speaker to reconsider using the food stamp money."It's just plain wrong," said Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., a longtime advocate for childhood nutrition programs. "The way you are going to pay for a child nutrition bill is by dipping into people's food stamps? Give me a break."To no avail. Democrats declined to take up the bill before the November elections, citing many of their members' concerns about the food stamp dollars. Many Republicans opposed the bill as well, saying it was too expensive.Supporters had hoped to pass the bill before Thursday, when many of the child nutrition programs in the bill are scheduled to expire.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • The Night Jon Stewart Turned on President Obama.Tonight—on the same day that President Obama endorsed his rally—Jon Stewart came out swinging with his strongest anti-Obama Daily Show segment to date. Inside, video of the unexpected segment, during which Stewart basically called Obama a dishonest idealist.Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Tokyo concerned about China’s escalating military and maritime activity.Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan told parliament today that good ties with China are vital but expressed concerns about China's lack of transparency in strengthening its defence capabilities and about how China's maritime activities from the Indian Ocean to the East China Sea have intensified. The effects of the dispute over the Senkaku Islands continue to affect relations between the two countries.For its part, the United States announced it is resuming military contacts with China after they were cut off in January of this year when Washington sold weapons to Taiwan. Talks could be held in Beijing on 14-15 October.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Contemporary Forms of Racism: 'Islamophobia'.Mr. Githu Muigai, Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination,xenophobia and related intolerance made a statement on his written report to the UNHRC September 28, 2010. Mr. Muigai apparently hoped to explain how defamation of religions and in particular, "the serious implications of Islamophobia" impact on the "enjoyment of all human rights by their followers"."Islamophobia" implies irrational fear and loathing of Islam. Since the hijackings, shooting incidents and bombings of the latter third of the last century and the more recent attacks in New York City and Washington D.C., fear and loathing of Islam is hardly irrational. The history of Islam is a 1387 year trail of blood and tears leaving an estimated 270 million innocent victims dead. The Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination,xenophobia and related intolerance has clearly stated an objection to attempting to outlaw "negative stereotyping". His opinion runs counter to the mainstream.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Researchers Found 40-Fold Increase In Carcinogenic Compounds In Gulf.Researchers testing the waters off Louisiana in June found hugely elevated levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, some of which are known carcinogens.The researchers from Oregon State University say that a device taking samples just off the shore of Louisiana's Grande Isle registered a 40-fold increase in PAHs between May and June.What's worse is that the sampling device was specifically designed to measure the fraction of PAHs in the environment that could make their way through a biological membrane."This is a measure of what would enter into an organism," said Kim Anderson, an OSU professor of environmental and molecular toxicology.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • U.S. Voters Abroad Test Efforts To Expedite Balloting.It's not easy to vote if you're an American living overseas or serving in the military.Hundreds of thousands of ballots requested by military and overseas voters in the 2008 elections were never returned or counted. Many of those voters simply did not get their ballots in time.But a new law this year appears to be turning things around.Take the case of retired Texan Lanny Marcus, who has lived in Cali, Colombia, for the past 15 years, but still feels strongly about voting back home. Every election, Marcus keeps his fingers crossed when he requests an absentee ballot.Will he get the ballot on time? Too often, as in his state's primary this past March — the answer is no."I never got it," Marcus says. "Usually they come a few days before or after the election, but that one never came."So imagine his surprise when he got a message the other day from his county election office in Texas."When I went to my e-mail, I couldn't believe it," he says. "The first time in my life — absentee ballot by e-mail."A few jurisdictions, like some counties in West Virginia, are even experimenting with online voting. That has some voter groups concerned, though, about ballot security. The Overseas Vote Foundation is recommending that anyone who sends their votes electronically also send a backup paper copy, just to be safe.Hmmmmm.....Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Official: Germans, Brits behind Europe terror plot.Eight Germans and two British brothers are at the heart of an al-Qaeda-linked terror plot against European cities, but the plan is still in its early stages, with the suspects calling acquaintances in Europe to plan logistics, a Pakistani intelligence official said on Thursday.One of the Britons died in a recent CIA missile strike, he said.The revelations underscore the role of Pakistan as a haven for many would-be militants with foreign ties, a worrying prospect for Western countries who face additional challenges when tracking terror suspects among citizens who have passports and easier access to their shores. Pakistan, Britain and Germany are tracking the suspects and intercepting their phone calls, the official told The Associated Press. Although he characterized the plot as immature, the Pakistani official warned against underestimating the suspects, whom he said have backing from al-Qaeda, the Pakistani Taliban and the Afghan Taliban, all groups that are separate yet interconnected.“It does not mean that they are not capable of materializing their designs,” the official said. “They are very much working on it.”Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • John Boehner: A 'state of emergency'.House Minority Leader John Boehner today delivered scathing criticism of House operations and promised major congressional reforms if he becomes speaker following the November election.“The House finds itself in a state of emergency. The institution does not function, does not deliberate and seems incapable of acting on the will of the people. From the floor to the committee level, the integrity of the House has been compromised,” according to prepared remarks of Boehner’s speech this afternoon at the American Enterprise Institute.He cited, for example, the House’s failure this year to consider a budget resolution and to pass appropriations bills.“The dysfunction has now reached a tipping point — a point at which none of us can credibly deny that it is having a negative impact on the people we serve,” Boehner said.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:ThereligionofPeace.Al Qa’eda ‘abducting their sons from Iraq'. BAGHDAD // Dozens of children born to al Qa’eda fighters in Iraq have been abducted by their fathers, prompting fears they will be brought up abroad as the next generation of Islamist militants.Iraqi women who were forced to marry foreign al Qa’eda volunteers have reported infant boys being snatched away by their husbands and never heard from again.An Iraqi charity working to support the al Qa’eda wives, many of whom were effectively presented as gifts to the militants, said the abductions posed a grave and long-term danger to Iraq and other countries.“We have reports that many of these children are disappearing and that al Qa’eda wants to bring them up as a new generation that will be indoctrinated from birth and will be extremely loyal to its cause,” said Jamil Dawar, an official with Noor, a non-governmental organisation that provides help to hundreds of women who were married off to foreign militants.“I believe that is al Qa’eda’s purpose, and it is a huge problem. It is not just a problem for these children and their mothers. It is a problem for Iraq, and the entire international community. Something must be done.”Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Mums flood Saudi school on gender-mixing report.Talks of boys being admitted to class send parents into a tizz.Worried mothers packed a Saudi primary girls school after they learned it would allow little boys to join classes along with their daughters, causing disruption of classes for nearly a week, al Watan newspaper reported on Friday.The mothers and other custodians of the school girls continued to pour into the school every morning for nearly a week despite assurances by the headmistress that the boys had been admitted to school but into a separate building.The crowd kept escorting their children into Alabrar School in the central town of Madina and stayed inside for long hours to make sure their daughters are not mixing with the new male entrants, the paper said.Saudi Arabia, one of the most conservative Muslim countries, still bans gender mixing at its schools despite a controversial decision by King Abdullah last year to establish the Gulf Kingdom’s first co-educational institution—the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).KAUST, which has been criticised by some Muslim scholars inside and outside Saudi Arabia, is designed to produce Saudi scientists and is the only educational institution in the world’s oil superpower where men and women can mix. It is located near a Red Sea village away from the clutches of religious police.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Turkey Approves Muslim Prayer Service In Armenian Church.The Turkish government has decided to allow the country's leading ultranationalist party to hold a Muslim religious service in a medieval Armenian church.The opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) announced earlier this week its intention to rally supporters for a Friday prayer at the 11th century Holy Virgin Cathedral in Ani, the ruined capital of a medieval Armenian kingdom located in Turkey's northeastern Kars region. The party had asked regional authorities and the Ankara government for permission.Built in 1001, the Ani cathedral(The Holy Virgin Cathedral)was one of the largest churches of medieval Armenia. It is now one of the few surviving examples of the ancient Armenian civilization that existed in what is now eastern Turkey until the World War I-era mass killings and deportations of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire.According to official Turkish sources, the church was converted into a mosque after much of Armenia was seized by the Seljuk Turks in the late 11th century. They still refer to it as Fethiye Mosque.Hmmmm.....freedom of religion?Yeah whatever.Just again turning a Church in a mosque And claim to the E.U. that there's religious freedom in Turkey?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • US urges Turkey to respect religious sites in KKTC.The US House of Representatives urged Turkey on Wednesday to work to retrieve and restore all lost artifacts and immediately halt the destruction of religious sites, illegal archaeological excavations, traffic in icons and antiquities through a resolution proposed by pro-Greek congressmen. Moreover, Christofias told Politico news blog on Wednesday that a solution to the Cyprus problem may not come before the end of the year, adding that he felt a “lack of goodwill” on the part of Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot leadership in negotiating reunification.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Switzerland punished Turks for 'genocide' denial.Switzerland imposed a fine and sentence on three Turks for denial of the 'Armenian enocide' and calling it an international lie in a public speech. The claim was brought by Sargis Shahinyan, Chairman of “Switzerland-Armenia” Union.Ali Mercan and two others were found guilty in violating “The Law about Preventing Racism” and are obliged to pay 30 thousand Swiss francs as well as are facing 150 days’ imprisonment. The verdict was appealed by the Turks, however, Swiss Federal Court confirmed the legitimacy of the verdict.Ali and his friends are intent to go to the European Court of Human Rights, according to Sondakika.Denial of the 'Armenian genocide' is punished by law in Switzerland.Read the story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:Breibart.Medal of Honor Recipient’s Family Turned Away at White House.Family of Medal of Honor recipient Vernon Baker was denied access to the White House's West Wing on Saturday, a day after the World War II hero was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.Baker's widow, Heidy, and grandson, Vernon Pawlik, 10, were denied entry because the boy was wearing shorts and a T-shirt. His shirt had a picture of his grandfather on it.Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Video: Gold and Diamond Encrusted Cars.At more than half a million dollars each, lavish desert cars decorated with three kilograms of gold and diamond studs have been unveiled at an auto show in Abu Dhabi.See the whole decadence here.Click here for comments.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

MFS - The Other News

                      Afternoon Posting.

  • Maronite Patriarchate warns of “tension rising” to the point of conflict in Lebanon.There is a growing conflict between Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Hezbollah because the UN tribunal allegations that - they say - condemn Hezbollah for having contributed to the assassination of Rafik Hariri. The bishops are preparing to go to Rome for the Synod of the Middle East, but a war between Sunnis and Shiites is feared.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • White House: Obama did not send letter to Netanyahu.A researcher with ties to Dennis Ross published an article on Wednesday saying that Obama sent a letter to Netanyahu offering U.S. guarantees in exchange for a two month settlement freeze extension.It is not clear, however, whether Obama could have made the offer via means other than a letter.Earlier on Thursday, Palestinian negotiator Nabil Shaath said that U.S.special envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell denied that Obama made such an offer to Netanyahu.An article published on Wednesday on the website for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy by David Makovsky, a researcher with ties to Dennis Ross, Barack Obama's chief advisor on the Middle East, reported that Obama had written a letter Netanyahu in which Obama offered to support the presence of Israel Defense Forces soldiers in the Jordan Valley even after the establishment of a Palestinian state, if Israel would agree to a two month settlement building freeze.Netanyahu was reportedly inclined to reject the offer.Obama's letter was said to include a long list of American favors in exchange for an extension of the settlement building freeze, which ended this week. Most of these favors are critical to Israel's strategic security needs that Netanyahu has been demanding for years.Brodenstein adds that Mr. Obama also threatens that if his offer is not accepted that the U.S. will make what he terms a major gesture to the Palestinians damaging Israel: formally taking the stand that the final borders should be based on the '67 lines with adjustments.Hmmmm.....the road to Hell is paved with empty promises.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:Bluecollar.Interesting: 9/11 Hard Hat Pledge Founder Calls on NYC to Investigate Missing GZM Construction Permits.Andy Sullivan, founder of the 9/11 Hard Hat Pledge was an eyewitness to the World Trade Center attacks. After seeing the first plane hit he successfully evacuated all of his construction crew. His one regret from that day is “not knowing that the first girl I ever loved was working at Cantor Fitzgerald. I could have saved her.”Andy has been researching the building permits for the proposed Ground Zero Mosque. According to Mr. Sullivan’s research, “that building is being illegally occupied. You cannot issue any type of Certificate of Occupancy either permanent or temporary without an inspection of the premises.” During the 9/11 terrorist attacks the building was damaged when the landing gear from one of planes landed on it causing damage. “Work has been done on that site since 9/11, yet there is no record of inspection since this work was completed, ” says Sullivan. Without the necessary permits and inspections Mr. Sullivan states that “No one can be sure that this building that is illegally being used to hold services is safe. There are real concerns for the safety of those occupying this building illegally.”According to Sullivan, in order for this site to meet Department of Building requirements, “all work done without permits has to be taken down and removed. They need to start over from scratch under the strict supervision of the DOB.” Sullivan wonders why the DOB is ignoring the lack of proper permits.“This site would be shut down if it was any other entity in the this city. Tremendous fines would be levied against any other project. I believe that Mayor Bloomberg is in cahoots with the DOB and figures no one with construction expertise has scrutinized the work permits, ” states hard hat Andy Sullivan.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Palestinian mental patients get hysterectomies.Muslim law permits parents to remove uteruses of mentally ill girls to protect family from shame.A debate held by a Palestinian radio station has revisited the issue of female mutilation, with interviewed parents saying they prefer to perform hysterectomies on mentally ill girls in order to prevent them from becoming impregnated.But the procedure is known to be performed in order to allay fears of embarrassment by a similarly ill offspring, and has been sanctioned to this end by both Sharia and the Palestinian Authority."We can't follow the girls around 24 hours a day, and we worry that they will be sexually assaulted, so we prefer to cut out their wombs," one parent told a radio station belonging to the Ma'an news agency.Female Palestinian MP Dr. Sahar Al Qawasmi agreed that there is a legal problem, and said a hysterectomy does nothing to defend the girl but rather serves only to protect her family from the shame and embarrassment incurred in Muslim society by a mentally ill family member."If our will is to protect the disabled or mentally ill, we must worsen the punishment against those who would attack her," Dr. Qawasmi said."If we must cut out the girl's womb, why do we not chop off body parts from disabled boys? The hysterectomy makes her the victim of a rape as well as of punishment, and the lack of punishment for her assailant."Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Irony Alert in Seattle: Hijab and Burqa Clad Women Protest Ayaan Hirsi Ali Speech on Islam’s Oppression of Women.It was the type of scene you don’t see everyday in Seattle: Some three dozen Islamic women in cloaks and veils descended on Town Hall last night to wave pickets and pass out fliers. They were there to protest the appearance of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the controversial Somali émigré who’s been speaking out against Islamic fundamentalism and oppression of women.“We don’t want hate speech here,” said Entisar Ibrahim, one of the protesters, her black hijab revealing only her eyes. But when asked exactly how Hirsi Ali was a “virulently Islamaphobic bigot,” as the fliers labeled the visiting author, Ibrahim couldn’t say.At least one woman coming into Town Hall for the talk seemed confused by the branding of Hirsi Ali. “I thought she was a Muslim woman,” the audience member said.Not exactly. Answering questions from the audience and World Affairs Council CEO Ian Moncaster, a very Western-looking Hirsi Ali, in leather boots and a cowl-neck sweater, described herself as a “dissident of Islam.” She certainly didn’t promote violence against Muslims. But she did put forward the deeply contentious idea that Islam was simply incompatible with modernity and feminism. Moderates who yearned for spirituality were better off converting to Christianity. (Judaism could work too, she said, but the Jews stubbornly refuse to proselytize.)As for the protesters outside, she said, "I welcome them in the room." She said she'd like to directly ask them about a passage in Islamic doctrine that counsels husbands to beat their wives.I for one salute her courage!Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Ottawa against Tehran over 19-year sentence imposed in Iranian blogging pioneer.Hossein Derakhshan, 35, who has a Canadian and an Iranian passport, is sentenced to a tough prison sentence. Iran’s theocratic regime accuses him of “co-operation with hostile states” and “propagating against the regime”. US President Barack Obama orders sanctions against eight top Iranian officials for "sustained and severe violations of human rights”.In a statement, the White House said, “The United States will always stand with those in Iran who aspire to have their voices heard. We will be a voice for those aspirations that are universal, and we continue to call upon the Iranian government to respect the rights of its people."Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Video Hints at Executions by Pakistanis.ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — An Internet video showing men in Pakistani military uniforms executing six young men in civilian clothes has heightened concerns about unlawful killings by Pakistani soldiers supported by the United States, American officials said.The authenticity of the five-and-a-half-minute video, which shows the killing of the six men — some of whom appear to be teenagers, blindfolded, with their hands bound behind their backs — has not been formally verified by the American government. The Pakistani military said it was faked by militants.But American officials, who did not want to be identified because of the explosive nature of the video, said it appeared to be credible, as did retired American military officers and intelligence analysts who have viewed it.After viewing the graphic video on Wednesday, an administration official said: “There are things you can fake, and things you can’t fake. You can’t fake this.” Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • US 'open internet' bill shot down.Partisan politics is being blamed for killing off US legislation to protect the "net neutrality" that sees all web traffic treated equally.Democrat Henry Waxman said he failed to garner the necessary Republican support for his net neutrality bill.The bill aimed to stop ISPs from acting as online gatekeepers controlling the content flowing through their pipes."This development is a loss for consumers and a gain only for the extremes," said Mr Waxman."The bottom line is we must protect the open internet. If Congress can't act, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) must.""If the majority wants to work on a solution to continue a free and open internet, let's consider the issue deliberately, rather than punting with a halfway measure two days before the end of Congress. "Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BigPeace.FALLOUT: ‘Plugs had to be pulled on our system’ to clear Hamas operative to tour Top-Secret NCTC, ‘The NCTC has Kifah Mustapha on the highest watch list we have’.The fallout continues in response to my Big Peace article filed on Monday concerning a known Hamas operative and unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism finance trial in U.S. history who was given a VIP tour of the top-secret National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) and the FBI training center at Quantico as part of a six-week FBI Citizen Academy arranged by the FBI Chicago Field Office.Now a Homeland Security official (requesting anonymity for fear of retaliation by superiors) has contacted Big Peace saying that “the plugs had to be pulled on our system” in order to allow Kifah Mustapha to enter the NCTC and that “the NCTC has Kifah Mustapha on the highest watch list we have. There’s no way from a systems point-of-view that this could be an accidental oversight, unless they didn’t bother checking at all as they are required to do.”The DHS official added, “It’s as if we haven’t learned anything from twenty years of reaching out to the wrong people in the Muslim community.”Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Obama pressed to weigh Iran strike.Senator Joe Lieberman, Congressman Howard Berman say US must put time limit on sanctions.Both Senator Joe Lieberman and Howard Berman, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, have urged the president to consider setting a time limit of just a few months on the effectiveness of the most recent sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic for its nuclear advances.“Our goal here is to convince Iran to stop its nuclear weapons development program by economic and diplomatic means if we can but (to make clear) that we are prepared to use military means if we must,” Lieberman told the Financial Times.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Locked and Loaded: The Secret World of Extreme Militias.Camouflaged and silent, the assault team inched toward a walled stone compound for more than five hours, belly-crawling the last 200 yards. The target was an old state prison in eastern Ohio, and every handpicked member of Red Team 2 knew what was at stake: The year is 2014, and a new breed of neo-Islamic terrorism is rampant in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio ... The current White House Administration is pro-Muslim and has ordered a stand-down against Islamic groups. The mission: Destroy the terrorist command post — or die trying. The fighters must go in "sterile" — without name tags or other identifying insignia — as a deniable covert force. "Anyone who is caught or captured cannot expect extraction," the briefing officer said.A top FBI counterterrorism official says the bureau's "biggest concern" is "the individual who has done the training, has the capability but is disenchanted with the group's action — or in many cases, inaction — and decides he's going to act alone." A high-ranking DHS official added that "it's almost impossible to find that needle in a haystack," even if the FBI has an informant in the group. James Cavanaugh, who recently retired from a senior post at the ATF and took part in some of the bloodiest confrontations with the radical right in the 1990s, says the creation of monsters in their midst is the greatest danger posed by organized groups.The ceaseless talk of federal aggression — and regular training to repel it — "becomes a hysteria where you constantly, constantly practice and nothing happens," he says. "Now most of them wouldn't go out offensively, O.K.? But generally why they're dangerous is that some people can't stand that rhetoric and just wait for it to happen.And they go off the rails, à la McVeigh.Seems like they have dropped Israel and are now focusing the American soil? "Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Candidate for Gov: I’ll Tell Obama to ‘Go to Hell’.Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul LePage told a group of fishermen at a GOP forum that he won't be afraid to tell President Barack Obama to "go to hell."Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Turkey would appoint scientific attaches to countries like US.Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Wednesday they wanted to open a new field in diplomacy called "Science Diplomacy".following his meeting with academicians and students at the Harvard University, Davutoglu said that Turkey would appoint scientific attaches to countries like the US.During my talks in Boston, we had a chance to discuss with both Turkish and US academicians ways to realize "Science Diplomacy", Davutoglu also said.Hmmm......Harvard....Obama ....outreach to Muslims?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Pakistan Halts NATO Route to Afghanistan in Response to Attack latest developments.  PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistan closed the most important border crossing for trucks supplying NATO-led coalition troops in Afghanistan on Thursday in apparent retaliation for an attack by coalition helicopters on a Pakistani security post hours earlier.That attack, itself, however, appeared to be an act of self-defense from NATO troops who fired on armed insurgents who were attempting to strike a coalition base, according to a statement issued on Thursday by the International Security Assistance Force. Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Turkey permits namaz in destroyed Ani Cathedral.The action of the party may also involve religious people from Azerbaijan.A plan by Turkey’s most prominent nationalist party to hold Friday prayers at the ruins of Ani on the Turkish-Armenian border is a political ploy, according to an important Armenian religious official.Bishop Sebouh Chouldjian, a primate of the Church’s Diocese of Gougark in northern Armenia and a candidate for the next Istanbul patriarch said that he would have respected the plan of Nationalist Movement Party, or MHP, leader Devlet Bahçeli if he genuinely wanted to pray.“But this is not the case at all,” he said. “He is just trying to make religion a tool for his politics.”The truth is still brighter then the dark lie?Religious freedom ....Hmmmm?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Ayodhya Judgement: Babri Masjid divided between Muslims and Hindus.The Allahabad High Court today ruled, by majority, that the disputed area of the Babri Masjid Mosque, demolished December 6, 1992 by Hindu extremists, will be divided into three between Muslims and Hindus. The decision appears aimed at mitigating high tension in the country, but risks triggering major conflicts in the future.The Hindus will be able to maintain the prefabricated small temple built on the main body of demolished mosque, where an idol of Ram was found long ago. Another group of Hindus and a Islamic group will manage two other parts of the mosque.The long anticipated ruling was greet amid heightened tensions: over 200 thousand police officers were deployed to monitor possible targets of violence. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, as well as leaders of all major parties, had invited everyone to maintain calm.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • India deploys 200,000 police as it braces for Hindu-Muslim race riots over 16th-century mosque ownership.Police have arrested more than 10,000 people to prevent them from inciting violence, while another 100,000 had to sign affidavits saying they would not cause trouble after the verdict, a top official said.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called the verdict one of the country's biggest security challenges, and it comes at an already tense time when India worries about its international image days before the Games begin.'There should be no attempt whatsoever made by any section of the people to provoke any other section or to indulge in any expression of emotion that would hurt the feelings of other people,' warned Mr Singh.About 80 per cent of India's 1.1 billion population are Hindus while Muslims represent 13 per cent - some 140 million people - putting it behind Indonesia and Pakistan in the ranks of Muslim populations.Wary of these two sides being provoked into fighting, the government has banned bulk mobile text messaging nationally to prevent the spread of rumours and religious extremism.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Boehner backs Issa on subpoena promises.House Minority Leader John Boehner threw his full support behind Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-Calif.) plan to bombard the Obama administration with subpoenas if Republicans take back the House in November.“I think Congress has an appropriate role under the Constitution to provide oversight of the executive branch. And I would pledge that it’s going to happen,” he told reporters Wednesday.Issa, the top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Committee, has said he’ll double the size of his staff if he becomes chairman of the committee next year. He called for an investigation of the Obama administration earlier this year for offering Rep. Joe Sestak an unpaid job if he would drop out of the Democratic primary, and he has promised to investigate the White House in search of similar controversies. Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:TheDailyBeast.Stop Trashing Teachers!Obama’s misguided policies and the overhyped doc Waiting For Superman have turned America against its teachers. Education expert Diane Ravitch on why the vitriol is so dangerous.For the past week, the national media has launched an attack on American public education that is unprecedented in our history. NBC devoted countless hours to panels stacked with "experts" who believe that public education is horrible because it has so many "bad" teachers and "bad" principals. The same "experts" appeared again and again to call for privatization, breaking teachers' unions, and mass firings of "bad" educators. Oprah devoted two shows to the same voices. The movie Waiting for Superman, possibly the most ballyhooed documentary of all time, explains patiently that poor test scores are caused by bad teachers, that bad teachers are protected for life by their unions, and that the answer to our terrible test scores is privatization. If only we fire enough teachers every year, goes the oft-repeated claim, our national test scores will soar to meet those of Finland, the highest scoring nation.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:GatewayPundit.What Was FBI-Raided Radical Abudayyeh Doing at Obama White House & Why Was He Awarded $457,000 in Taxpayer Money?Last Friday FBI agents raided the homes of far left activists in Chicago and Minneapolis who are linked to the Marxist FARC terrorists and Islamic radicals as part of a terrorism investigation.The home of radical Hatem Abudayyeh in Chicago was raided in the terror sweep.And would someone in the Obama Administration explain what Abudayyeh was doing in the White House this year?This deserves an explanation.Hmmm...."They don't trust me because of my middle name"?Read the full treason story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:GatewayPundit.FBI Terror Targets Tied To Obama’s Socialist New Party.Bloggers New Zeal and The Big Feed discovered this photo of Barack Obama and other New Party socialists including Danny K Davis (center), from the front page of New Party News, Spring 1996:Winners! NP-endorsed candidates Patricia Martin (far left), Danny Davis (center), and Barack Obama (far right), celebrate with Chicago New Party members Ted Thomas and Ruth Schools after their victories in the Democratic Primary last month.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:NewZeal.Terror Suspects were Active in Obama's Socialist "New Party".What was the New Party, and what was Obama's involvement?The New Party folded in 1998 after its voting tactics were ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. The FBI is now undertaking what has become a high-profile investigation of former members of the organization. Was Barack Obama a member? Undoubtedly. Will the FBI investigate him? What do you think?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Tension in White House - Bob Woodward.Veteran US investigative journalist Bob Woodward's new book, Obama's Wars, depicts a US administration divided over strategy in Afghanistan.In an exclusive UK interview, he tells Gavin Esler there is a "lot of tension" between the US military and the White House.Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

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  • Official in Abbas’ Fatah Party: “Our Goal Has Never Been Peace, The Goal is Palestine”“Our goal has never been peace,” says a Fatah official in a PA TV panel. “Peace is a means; the goal is Palestine” – meaning the conquest of Israel.Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), directed by Itamar Marcus, reports on a panel discussion on a television program of the Fatah organization broadcast this past week. Headed by Mahmoud Abbas, Fatah is considered the more moderate wing of the Palestinian Authority, compared with Hamas.The panel discussion shows that in actuality, Fatah is no less firm than Hamas in seeking the goal of Israel’s destruction. Kifah Radaydeh, the deputy head of the Jerusalem chapter of Fatah, says openly that the PA will resume violence and terror against Israel when Fatah is “capable,” and “according to what seems right."Hmmmm....Obama's ultimate"Peace plan"..Destroy Israel?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Islamic veil ban in Dutch coalition deal.A ban on wearing the full Islamic veil in the Netherlands will be part of the government's programme under a pact to form a coalition, party leaders say.The Liberals and Christian Democrats have had to make concessions to anti-Islamist Geert Wilders to gain his support for their minority coalition.The deal ends months of deadlock but still needs to be ratified by Christian Democrats in a meeting on Saturday.Read the full story here.More on this story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:TheJawaReport.9/11 Memorial Completed...but not in the United States. This memorial is in Jerusalem, Israel.Interesting how the ONLY people & country on Earth who put up a memorial for 9/11 is Israel!Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • In a Computer Worm, a Possible Biblical Clue.Deep inside the computer worm that some specialists suspect is aimed at slowing Iran’s race for a nuclear weapon lies what could be a fleeting reference to the Book of Esther, the Old Testament tale in which the Jews pre-empt a Persian plot to destroy them.That use of the word “Myrtus” — which can be read as an allusion to Esther — to name a file inside the code is one of several murky clues that have emerged as computer experts try to trace the origin and purpose of the rogue Stuxnet program, which seeks out a specific kind of command module for industrial equipment.Not surprisingly, the Israelis are not saying whether Stuxnet has any connection to the secretive cyberwar unit it has built inside Israel’s intelligence service.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Lawmakers decry US failure to stop 'jihadi websites'.US lawmakers Wednesday lamented their inability to shutter Internet websites set up by violent Islamist groups such as Al-Qaeda that aim to inspire, recruit and train would-be extremists."Can we? Yes. Will we? No," Representative Brad Sherman told AFP after a House hearing that sought to pin down a US strategy for the websites, referring to the possibility Congress could clamp down on extremists' online portals."It is more likely we will tie ourselves up in knots than we'll do anything useful," added Sherman, chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade, which held the hearing.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:AmnonandJonathan.I love myself because I'm so MEAN !If you type D E U S (God) in Hebrew letters,Same key strokes will write - S T U X N E T in English !................ LOLOLOLOLOL.Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:WeaselZippers.Cutting Corners Around the Constitution – Scoundrel Soros’ Massive Campaign to Tranform the Courts.This makes every damn, argument against Citizens United irrelevant.Here’s the gist of it. Soros is bankrolling a massive campaign to usurp and replace every voter’s right to elect judges with a “merit” system where judges are selected by legal (read: lefty) elitist groups such as the American Bar Association and the American Trail Lawyers Association.American Justice Partnership (AJP)’s 29-page study, Justice Hijacked: Your Right to Vote at Stake, highlights the depth Soros’ efforts to corrupt our courts. An excerpt from the beginning of the study.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Up to 20 Britons training in Pak terror camps.Up to 20 Britons are undertaking terrorist training in Pakistan to launch attacks in Britain, a report said Thursday, citing intelligence sources.Al-Qaeda and associated militant groups are training the young Muslims, who hold British passports, in Pakistan's tribal areas, Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper said.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:TheJawaReport.The Power of Propaganda.How dangerous is anti-U.S. propaganda being spread through Muslim world?Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.Actually there is a memorial in It stands on The Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor in New Jersey and was dedicated on September 11, 2006.Named :"To the Struggle Against World Terrorism "(also known as the Tear of Grief and the Tear Drop Memorial).

  • Obama's Tyranny.The president’s efforts to assassinate the American-Muslim cleric al-Awlaki are the latest sign that he’s embraced Bush’s radical views of executive power, says Roger D. Hodge. His new book, The Mendacity of Hope, argues that Obama has betrayed liberalism and the Constitution.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • US Islamists Take Issue with Bangladesh's Crackdown on Radicals.A crackdown on radical Islamist political activity in South Asia is drawing the ire of American Muslim political groups which claim they stand against radicalism.Bangladesh's democratic government has taken a series of steps to stem the tide of Islamic extremism since it won elections in December 2008.Most of the actions by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her party, the Awami League, target the radical Jamaat-e-Islami, a Pakistani-tied Islamist party which seeks to impose Sharia law in Bangladesh.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • India holy site 'split between Hindus and Muslims'.A court in India has said that a disputed holy site in Ayodhya should be split between Hindus and Muslims, lawyers for the Hindu petitioners say.However in a majority verdict, judges gave control of the main disputed section, where a mosque was torn down in 1992, to Hindus, lawyers said.Other parts of the site will be controlled by Muslims and a Hindu sect.The destruction of the mosque by Hindu extremists lead to widespread rioting in which some 2,000 people died.Officials urged both sides to remain calm and respect the court's verdict.The exact terms of the verdict are unclear, as so far it has only been released to lawyers involved in the case.Lawyers for the Muslim community have said they will appeal.More on this story Heavy security for India Ayodhya site ruling here.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • World's first 'cyber superweapon' attacks China.Stuxnet had earlier wreaked havoc in Iran and was detected in India, Indonesia and Pakistan.A computer virus dubbed the world's "first cyber superweapon" by experts and which may have been designed to attack Iran's nuclear facilities has found a new target -- China.The Stuxnet computer worm has wreaked havoc in China, infecting millions of computers around the country, state media reported this week.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Compare and Contrast: Karl Marx' 10 Point Program of Communism and the Obama-Pelosi-Reid Agenda.According to Karl Marx, the following ten elements were requisite conditions for "a transition from capitalism to communism."Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • A chip off the dictator's block: North Korea releases first official photo of Kim Jong Un, the 20-something son set to take over as 'divine' leader.The round-faced Kim Jong Un - unsmiling with his hair combed straight back - was one of the officials named and was sitting in the front row near his father with a military officer between them.In the photo, the 20-something Kim bears a resemblance to both his father and grandfather. Other similar photos were carried on inside pages.Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • New York Muslims say bigotry behind cemetery order.Members of a small Muslim community in rural upstate New York say the uproar over a planned mosque near Ground Zero is behind attempts by local officials to shut down the community’s graveyard and remove the two bodies buried there.Town Supervisor Bob McCarthy said the cemetery is illegal and bigotry had nothing to do with the board decision. “These people just came up and buried bodies on the land,” McCarthy said. “You have to have permits. They didn’t have them. You can’t just bury Grandma in the back yard under the picnic table.”Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Pigford Press Conference: Reps. Bachmann, King Allege Fraud in Black Farmers Settlement.House Republicans on Wednesday charged that a multibillion-dollar settlement with black farmers supported by the Obama administration was rife with fraud.At a press conference in the Capitol Visitor Center, Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Steve King (R-Iowa) alleged that a $1.25 billion Agriculture Department (USDA) settlement to resolve discrimination claims included individuals who were never farmers.Read the full story here.But there's more remember Shirley Sherrod and more here.Click here for comments.

  • McDonald's May Drop Health Plan.McDonald's Corp. has warned federal regulators that it could drop its health insurance plan for nearly 30,000 hourly restaurant workers unless regulators waive a new requirement of the U.S. health overhaul.The move is one of the clearest indications that new rules may disrupt workers' health plans as the law ripples through the real world.Trade groups representing restaurants and retailers say low-wage employers might halt their coverage if the government doesn't loosen a requirement for "mini-med" plans, which offer limited benefits to some 1.4 million Americans.The requirement concerns the percentage of premiums that must be spent on benefits.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:Logisticsmonster.Glenn Beck, 9.28.2010; One Nation Working Together (Communists, Marxists, Socialists).I don’t believe that Obama is a socialist; I still think he is a little tinhorn dictator wanna-be that is being forced to actually work for the first time in his adult American life (and he’s pissed about it). I am also not buying the whole ‘socialism’ message that is being spread across the airwaves; I still think it is fascism.I think the progressive globalists are all about fascism (total and utter control of us through our economy), and the socialist/marxist/communist radical folks are their tools. Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • China issues US yuan bill warning.China has warned that a US bill aimed at penalising it for currency manipulation could "harm relations" between the two economic giants.A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said China was "resolutely opposed" to the bill, which treats undervalued currencies as illegal export subsidies.China is accused of keeping the yuan artificially low to help its exporters.The bill has been voted through by the US House of Representatives, but still needs Senate and presidential approval.You don't start a trade war with the country that holds almost 2 Trillion of your debt!Only an idiot would do this kind of action or one who's out to destroy his own economy?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:JIDF.SUCCESS! We Finally Took Out the Antisemitic/Racist David Duke YouTube Channel!Well, the antisemitic and neo-Nazi forums are abuzz! The David Duke ("drduke") YouTube channel has now, finally, been eliminated! It just goes to show, hard work, determination, and patience pay off! We've urged our supporters to report the David Duke YouTube channel for quite some time. Back in April, we published Rabbi Dov Coder's Letter to YouTube Regarding David Duke's Antisemitic YouTube Account in full. It seems that the folks at Google/YouTube finally got around to reading it, and responding to our thousands of complaints, as the David Duke YouTube cannel is now gone!Of course, David Duke's YouTube channel is only one of the THOUSANDS of channels we have been directly responsible for removing. Beyond antisemitic content, we also target jihadist content. Some people call this "censorship," but we're actually doing the YouTube community a favor, as videos which promote hate and violence are against YouTube's rules.Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • U.S. House Passes Bill to Impose Tariffs on Chinese Goods.The House of Representatives sent a unusually confrontational signal to the Chinese leadership on Wednesday, voting overwhelmingly to give President Obama the authority to impose tariffs on all Chinese imports — more than $300 billion this year — in retaliation for Beijing’s refusal to revalue its currency.The vote was 348 to 79.The bill is unlikely to become law because the prospects for Senate approval are dim.Nonetheless, the action was intended to hand President Obama additional leverage in what has become a major flashpoint between the world’s two largest economies.But in conversations with Congress, Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner and other officials have warned of the danger of touching off a trade war, in which China blocks American goods in retaliation — a tit-for-tat feud that could hurt both economies. Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • See how the American dream has turned into a nightmare by illegal immigration...told by Sue Krentz.On March 27, 2010, Arizona rancher Rob Krentz was shot to death on his own property by an illegal alien, more than likely working for the drug cartels. The shooting left his wife, Sue, broken-hearted but resolved to make a difference and tell Americans how the once-pristine land she and her husband worked together for so many years has been turned into a free fire zone for drug and human smugglers.Of course, a few days ago, Sue was hit by a car as she was leaving church. There is a growing concern that it was not just a random act, but a targeted hit, as Sue has become a major voice against the drug cartels and our government’s unwillingness to defend the border.Hmmmm ...."One of us"Mr President?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:TundraTabloids.Geert Wilders freedom alliance comes to Berlin on Oct 2Nd.The Tundra Tabloids is privileged to have been invited to come and looks forward to meeting both Wilders and Stadtkewitz as well as other anti-Islamization activists throughout Europe.On Sunday there will be a speech given by Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, who faces trial in Austria for sedition” and “vilification of religion”, for a series of seminars she's held that inform people about Islam.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:WeaselZippers.Hoo-boy. Ground Zero Mosque Developer Cat Fight?Elzanaty obviously wants to move the mosque to a 6-story building near the Brooklyn Bridge. According to Fox 5 NY TV reporter Charles Leaf, Elzanaty says, “It was his idea to put a mosque in lower Manhattan … not [Sharif] El-Gamal and not the imam, Rauf, and its his money (Elzanaty’s) that purchased the building. He says his whole intent from the get-go was simply to provide a proper place to pray for Muslims in lower Manhattan.” Sharif El-Gamal disputes Elzanaty’s control and says there have been no discussions about moving the mosque.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Turkey, China conduct joint air maneuvers.Turkish and Chinese militaries recently conducted a joint aerial exercise in central Anatolia, the first such exercise involving the air forces of NATO member Turkey and China.The joint exercise was part of Turkey’s Anatolian Eagle maneuvers, which have so far been carried out jointly with US, other NATO countries and Israel. They took place sometime this month in the central Anatolian province of Konya, where Anatolian Eagle maneuvers traditionally take place, Today’s Zaman has learned. Turkish F-16s and Chinese SU-27s and Russian-made MIG-29s took part in the joint exercise, staging a mock dogfight in central Anatolian airspace.Turkey has recently modified its security policy, removing neighbors from a list of countries considered as threats to national security.When will they understand?Get Turkey out of NATO!Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Thousands of Nigerian women 'found in Mali slave camps'.Nigerian girls are being forced to work as prostitutes in Mali "slave camps", say officials in Nigeria.The girls, many of them under age, have often been promised jobs in Europe but ended up in brothels, said the government's anti-trafficking agency.The brothels are run by older Nigerian women who prevent them from leaving and take all their earnings.The agency said it was working with Malian police to free the girls and help them return to Nigeria.They said there were hundreds of brothels, each housing up to 200 girls, run by Nigerian "madams" who force them to work against their will and take their earnings."We are talking of thousands and thousands of girls," Simon Egede, Executive Secretary of Naptip, told a news conference in Abuja."We are talking of certainly between 20,000 and about 40,000," he said, but did not give details of how the figure had been reached.In a statement, Mr Egede said girls were "held in bondage for the purposes of forced sexual exploitation and servitude or slavery-like practices"."The madams control their freedom of movement, where they work, when they work and what they receive," he said.The trade is centred around the capital Bamako and large cities, but the most notorious brothels are in the mining towns of Kayes and Mopti, where the sex workers live in "near slavery condition", said Naptip.Mali is 90 % Islamic!Islamic law does not forbid slavery.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • EU commission chief fights anti-Semitism.In Jewish New Year letter to Rabbinical Centre of Europe, Jose Manuel Barroso states he is determined to condemning any forms of anti-Semitism, racism and discrimination on basis of belief.In a Jewish New Year greeting to the Rabbinical Centre of Europe (RCE), European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso stated recently that Europeans need to condemn anti-Semitism.“For us all, fellow Europeans, remembrance means to vigorously condemn any forms of anti-Semitism, racism and discrimination on the basis of belief,” Barroso wrote in the letter to Rabbi Levi Matusof of behalf of the Rabbinical Centre of Europe.“The fact that last year showed the greatest number of anti-Semitic attacks since the end of the Holocaust shows that we are going in the wrong direction and we call on the European Commission to address the growing number of attacks against Jewish sites, institutions and individuals.” Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Today in Assassination News . . . There has been much discussion lately of the legal questions surrounding the Obama administration’s plan to assassinate U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaki, an al-Qaeda goon, Islamist propagandist, and general bum. The Christian Science Monitor has a pretty good discussion here, arguing that the Nuremberg and Tokyo trials established a “gold standard” for governments’ conduct, and makes a due-process argument as well. Glenn Greenwald remarks on the lawsuit brought by Awlaki’s father and the state-secret aspects of the case here.For what it’s worth, the Nuremberg template seems inappropriate to me; Awlaki is not a agent of a government or a member of a regular army, and there is no reason to charge him with “war crimes” when he could be charged with regular old crimes. But that’s neither here nor there.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Native Indians and cigarettes: the tension is building.Native Indians and cigarettes: the tension is building.On August 27th, I spoke about the plan of Governor Patterson to enforce cigarette tax laws on Native American Indian tribes. In that discussion, it was noted that NYC Mayor Bloomberg stated that "the governor should act like a cowboy with a shotgun and enforce the state tax law.”This is in addition to my understanding that, according to what the Gov. was proposing, a violation of the 4th Amendment was under way. Which says nothing of the potential for violence that occured when similar plans were proposed when Gov. Cuomo in 1992 and Gov. Pataki in 1997 tried to enact a similar law.On Sept 1st, the courts halted the tax grab that Gov. Patterson envisioned filling State coffers. Seperately federal Judge Lawrence Kahn blocked action until a hearing could be had on Sept 23rd. There is another injunction until Oct. 15th.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Indonesian lawmaker proposes virginity tests for high school girls.An Indonesian legislator wants girls in his province to pass virginity tests before being admitted into state-funded high schools — a widely ridiculed proposal with little chance of passing.Bambang Bayu Suseno, a lawmaker in Jambi's provincial parliament, cited concerns about a rise in premarital sex among teens in pushing for the proposal.But critics argued Wednesday that mandatory testing would be discriminatory and a violation of human rights.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Jack Cafferty: I'll Eat CNN's Building in NYC If Palin Becomes President.There you have it: a plausible reason to support Sarah Palin's candidacy in 2012. Maybe that will finally cure his Palin Derangement Syndrome.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Saudi father says daughter kidnapped by genie.16-year-old had earlier disappeared from hometown Alkharj and was found in Riyadh.“She was in her room at around 2.00 am before she vanished…..her mother said her daughter cheated her when she gave her the wrong key for her room…the next day, they found out that she was not in her room,” the paper  said.Hmmm....i guess Disney is on high alert to get their Genie back before they get sued again?read the full story here.Click here for comments.
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