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Friday, December 31, 2010

The Gulf of Mexico is Dying !

               MFS -  Story of 2010 ! The Gulf of Mexico is Dying !

A Special Report on the BP Gulf Oil Spill - by Dr. Tom Termotto.

It is with deep regret that we publish this report. We do not take this responsibility lightly, as the consequences of the following observations are of such great import and have such far-reaching ramifications for the entire planet. Truly, the fate of the oceans of the world hangs in the balance, as does the future of humankind.

The Gulf of Mexico (GOM) does not exist in isolation and is, in fact, connected to the Seven Seas. Hence, we publish these findings in order that the world community will come together to further contemplate this dire and demanding predicament. We also do so with the hope that an appropriate global response will be formulated, and acted upon, for the sake of future generations. It is the most basic responsibility for every civilization to leave their world in a better condition than that which they inherited from their forbears.

After conducting the Gulf Oil Spill Remediation Conference for over seven months, we can now disseminate the following information with the authority and confidence of those who have thoroughly investigated a crime scene. There are many research articles, investigative reports and penetrating exposes archived at the following website. Particularly those posted from August through November provide a unique body of evidence, many with compelling photo-documentaries, which portray the true state of affairs at the Macondo Prospect in the GOM.The pictorial evidence tells the whole story.

Especially that the BP narrative is nothing but a corporate-created illusion – a web of fabrication spun in collaboration with the US Federal Government and Mainstream Media. Big Oil, as well as the Military-Industrial Complex, have aided and abetted this whole scheme and info blackout because the very future of the Oil & Gas Industry is at stake, as is the future of the US Empire which sprawls around the world and requires vast amounts of hydrocarbon fuel.

Should the truth seep out and into the mass consciousness – that the GOM is slowly but surely filling up with oil and gas – certainly many would rightly question the integrity, and sanity, of the whole venture, as well as the entire industry itself. And then perhaps the process would begin of transitioning the planet away from the hydrocarbon fuel paradigm altogether.

It’s not a pretty picture.

The various pictures, photos and diagrams that fill the many articles at the aforementioned website represent photo-evidence about the true state of affairs on the seafloor surrounding the Macondo Prospect in the Mississippi Canyon, which is located in the Central Planning Area of the northern Gulf of Mexico. The very dynamics of the dramatic changes and continuous evolution of the seafloor have been captured in ways that very few have ever seen. These snapshots have given us a window of understanding into the true state of the underlying geological formations around the various wells drilled in the Macondo Prospect.

Although our many deductions may be difficult for the layperson to apprehend at first, to the trained eye these are but obvious conclusions which are simply the result of cause and effect. In other words there is no dispute around the most serious geological changes which have occurred, and continue to occur, in the region around the Macondo wells. The original predicament (an 87 day gushing well) was extremely serious, as grasped by the entire world, and the existing situation is only going to get progressively worse.

So, just what does this current picture look like. Please click on this link to view the relevant diagrams and read the commentary.Read and SEE the full disaster story here.


Hope to see you all again in 2011 !

MFS - The Other News

                         Afternoon Posting.

  • Andrew Breitbart: Even Muslims Are Afraid to Stand Up to Islamists.According to Andrew Breitbart, two of the bravest people in the world are Irshad Manji and M. Zuhdi Jasser, because they’re outspoken Muslims who are standing up to the standard pro-Islamist narrative adopted by much of the mainstream media. Breitbart says that he started the site because he wanted to provide a platform for other important narratives.Breitbart says that many Westerners are afraid to challenge this Islamist mindset. Not all Muslims are terrorists, he says, but just saying that some Muslims support terrorism is enough for the mainstream media to label you as a hater and intolerant.“You can’t be on a college campus and challenge the Islamist mindset without being shouted down. We’re in a world that’s in a constant state of something akin to permanent warfare. We’re in multiple cold wars right now. And the mainstream press is self-editing itself to conform to the peace and love gobbledy-gook of the 60s and 70s that I disagree with.Do I believe that every Muslim is a terrorist? Of course not. I have Muslim friends. But they are afraid to stand on a soapbox and criticize their own religion for fear of their own lives. It’s taken immense courage for Muslims like Irshad Manji and Zuhdi Jasser to criticize the radical mindset.Irshad Manji is a Muslim feminist and author of a PBS documentary called “Faith Without Fear.” She criticizes the culture of Islam that condones death threats against any Muslim who exhibits independent thinking, thus stripping Muslims of their God-given right to free expression. Manji herself has received death threats as a result of her work.M. Zuhdi Jasser is a devout Muslim, and President and Founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD). He founded AIFD in the wake of the 9/11 attacks on the United States as an effort to provide an American Muslim voice advocating for the preservation of the founding principles of the United States Consitution, liberty and freedom, and the separation of mosque and state. He was a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy, and received the Meritorious Service Medal.From the point of view of Generational Dynamics, these outdated ideas, and the political conflicts that result, are going to continue until a “regeneracy event” occurs, an event that regenerates civic unity for the first time since the end of World War II. (See “Basics of Generational Dynamics.”)Whatever this regeneracy event may turn out to be — perhaps a new massive terrorist attack on American soil, or perhaps a disastrous military defeat overseas — it will immediately terminate the political bickering and unite all Americans for the preservation of the United States and its way of life.Hmmmmm.....Sadly enough i don't see this happening with this American President.Read the full story here.

  • Seven killed in car bomb near Alexandria church.A car bomb exploded outside a church in Egypt's northern city of Alexandria at midnight, killing seven and wounding 24. The explosion occurred in front of the church as the new year began. Egypt has a large Christian minority, about 10% of the nation's 79 million people. In November, a confrontation between Christians and riot police in Cairo took a sectarian turn when dozens of Muslims became involved in the violence, lobbing rocks from behind a security cordon. The Christians had been protesting against a decision by the authorities to halt construction of a church in a Cairo suburb.Hmmmm....2011 just started with killing people by the "Misunderstanders "Of the Religion Of Peace.Read the full story here.More here.

  • Updated ! Bomb hits Egypt church at New Year's Mass, 7 dead.Bomb hits Egypt church at New Year's Mass, 7 dead.CAIRO – A car exploded in front of a Coptic Christian church as worshippers emerged from a New Year's Mass in the Egyptian city of Alexandria early Saturday, killing at least seven people, officials said.After the blast, enraged Christians emerging from the church clashed with police and stormed a nearby mosque, prompting fights and volleys of stone throwing with Muslims, police and witnesses said — a sign of the sectarian anger that has been arising with greater frequency in Egypt.After the explosion, some Christians from the church clashed with police in anger over the blast. The Christians hurled stones at police and a nearby mosque, chanting, "With our blood and soul, we redeem the cross," the witnesses said.An AP photographer at the scene said the protesters stormed into the mosque, throwing books inside out onto the street. The protest sparked clashes with Muslims, as both sides began throwing stones and bottles at each other in the streets.Hmmmm....As usual by now......... no word from the US President Obama on the continous bombing of Christians.Read the full story here.

  • Nigeria new year revellers hit by Abuja 'bomb'.A police spokesman said four people had died, while military sources have told the BBC 11 people were killed.Nigeria's military chief said a bomb had been planted to target people celebrating New Year's Eve in Abuja but he did not say who was responsible.The explosion happened in a market where soldiers and civilians often gather to eat and drink beer.Air Marshal Oluseyi Petirin blamed "devilish people" but did not name any group or give a possible motive.He also declined to give any casualty figures.State TV has said 30 people were killed. But police spokesman Jimoh Moshood said four people had been killed - three men and one woman.Witnesses have told the BBC they saw body parts lying on the ground and injured people being carried away after the blast."People ran in different directions. There were scores of bodies - dead and wounded. They used army trucks to pack them away," a market regular called Eric was quoted as telling Reuters news agency.The area has been sealed off.Air Marshal Petirin said a bomb had been placed "where people were relaxing and generally being happy because of the New Year which is approaching".Hmmmm......Now who would do such a thing?Read the full story here.

  • Updated.Many dead in Nigeria market blast. State televison says at least 30 people killed in capital Abuja after explosion in busy market area near army barracks.Source.

  • Police and SWAT team surround Texas bank after two armed men severely beat manager and take customers and staff hostage.Police, SWAT and FBI agents have surrounded a bank in Texas after two armed men took and undisclosed number of employees and customers hostage during a bank robbery.The drama unfolded today in the otherwise quiet town of Pearland, about 16 miles southest of Houston, Texas.Lieutenant Onesimo Lopez of the Pearland Police Department said a bank manager was physically assaulted by the robbers, and his condition was not known.Other people in the area claimed to have heard gunshots after the men entered the building.After more than two hours of a standoff with police, the gunmen began releasing some of the hostages.The siege started around 11am local time, when a passerby made a 911 call saying he saw masked men entering a Chase bank.'We have SWAT negotiators that have been communicating with the suspects, and we are trying to peacefully resolve this situation.'Read the full story here.

  • Government by regulation. Shhh.Most people don't remember Obamacare's notorious Section 1233, mandating government payments for end-of-life counseling. It aroused so much anxiety as a possible first slippery step on the road to state-mandated late-life rationing that the Senate never included it in the final health-care law. Well, it's back - by administrative fiat. A month ago, Medicare issued a regulation providing for end-of-life counseling during annual "wellness" visits. It was all nicely buried amid the simultaneous release of hundreds of new Medicare rules. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), author of Section 1233, was delighted. "Mr. Blumenauer's office celebrated 'a quiet victory,' but urged supporters not to crow about it," reports the New York Times. Deathly quiet. In early November, his office sent an e-mail plea to supporters: "We would ask that you not broadcast this accomplishment out to any of your lists . . . e-mails can too easily be forwarded." They had been lucky that "thus far, it seems that no press or blogs have discovered it. . . . The longer this [regulation] goes unnoticed, the better our chances of keeping it." So much for the Democrats' transparency - and for their repeated claim that the more people learn what is in the health-care law, the more they will like it. Turns out ignorance is the Democrats' best hope.And regulation is their perfect vehicle - so much quieter than legislation. Consider two other regulatory usurpations in just the past few days:On Dec. 23, the Interior Department issued Secretarial Order 3310, reversing a 2003 decision and giving itself the authority to designate public lands as "Wild Lands." A clever twofer: (1) a bureaucratic power grab - for seven years up through Dec. 22, wilderness designation had been the exclusive province of Congress, and (2) a leftward lurch - more land to be "protected" from such nefarious uses as domestic oil exploration in a country disastrously dependent on foreign sources. The very same day, the Environmental Protection Agency declared that in 2011 it would begin drawing up anti-carbon regulations on oil refineries and power plants, another power grab effectively enacting what Congress had firmly rejected when presented as cap-and-trade legislation. For an Obama bureaucrat, however, the will of Congress is a mere speed bump.Obama knows he has only so many years to change the country. In his first two, he achieved much: the first stimulus, Obamacare and financial regulation. For the next two, however, the Republican House will prevent any repetition of that. Obama's agenda will therefore have to be advanced by the more subterranean means of rule-by-regulation.Hmmmm.....If he looses the elections in 2012,then he will grab power.Read the full story here.

  • HT:IslamTodayOregon.The Doctrine of Taqiyya by Raymond Ibrahim.The concept of Taqiyya has a lot of people confused. Does it give Muslims permission to lie to non-Muslims, and is it part of jihad doctrine?Originally published as an essay for the subscription-only Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst in September of 2008, this is the unedited version.Originally seen at Jihad Watch Nov 10, 2008.To better understand Islam, one must appreciate the thoroughly legalistic nature of the religion. According to sharia (Islamic law) every conceivable human act is categorized as being either forbidden, discouraged, permissible, recommended, or obligatory. “Common sense” or “universal opinion” have little to do with Islam’s notions of right and wrong. All that matters is what do Allah (via the Koran) and his prophet Muhammad (through the Hadith) have to say about any given thing; and how Islam’s greatest theologians and jurists—collectively known as the ulema, literally, the “ones who know”—have articulated it.Consider the concept of lying. According to sharia, deception in general—based on the Koran’s terminology, also known as “taqiyya”—is not only permitted in certain situations but sometimes “obligatory.” For instance, and quite contrary to Christian tradition, not only are Muslims who must choose between either recanting Islam or being put to death permitted to lie by pretending to have apostatized; but some jurists have decreed that, according to Koran 4:29, Muslims are obligated to lie. THE DOCTRINE OF TAQIYYA.According to the authoritative Arabic text, Al-Taqiyya fi Al-Islam, “Taqiyya [deception] is of fundamental importance in Islam. Practically every Islamic sect agrees to it and practices it. We can go so far as to say that the practice of taqiyya is mainstream in Islam, and that those few sects not practicing it diverge from the mainstream…. Taqiyya is very prevalent in Islamic politics, especially in the modern era.”Hmmmmm......."We don't want to take over your country"?Read the full story here.

  • HT:JihadWatch.Roland Shirk on New Year Resolutions.I answer people who call me an Islamophobe by saying something like this: "Afraid of Islam and sharia? You're damned right I'm afraid. So are the Iraqi Christians who get gunned down in their churches, and the Pakistani Christians facing execution for blasphemy. I'm sure the victims of terrorism in New York and London were frightened, too. When you have to take off your shoes and belt at the airport, and get your whole body x-rayed before you can board a plane, who do you think the airlines are 'afraid' will blow up the plane--the Amish? The Mormons? The Hindus? If that's what it means to be an Islamophobe, then I guess you could call FBI agents 'crime-aphobes.' If Muslims want us to stop being scared of them, maybe they could--I dunno, stop oppressing and killing people around the world. That would make a really nice start." Hmmm......"Happy New Year".Read the full story here.

  • HT:InvestigativeProject.‘Islamic Circle of North America’ seeks Islamic super-state governed by sharia law.The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) is preaching a global Caliphate and Islamic Shari’a law over America to its members, according to the 2010 ICNA Member’s Hand Book. This is a very different message than the group’s public outreach efforts, and contradicts claims that the organization is a tolerant, mainstream Islamic group.As the hand book spells out, the organization’s ultimate goal is “the Establishment of Islam” as the sole basis of global society and governance. It also encourages members to deceive people in its proselytizing campaign to help fulfill this goal. This aim is one that ICNA has been actively pursuing as the group has set its sights on America’s constitutional separation of religion and state.It’s not the first example of radicalism by one of America’s largest Muslim organizations. ICNA’s magazine has featured interviews with terrorist leaders in Pakistan, called on youth to fight abroad in Kashmir, and honored like-minded extremist organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood and South Asia’s Jamaat-e-Islami. Concerns have also been expressed about 5 young members of the group’s Virginia mosque, who were arrested and convicted on terrorism charges after attempting to link up with and fight for Pakistani terror groups in December 2009.As the hand book explains, ICNA doesn’t just believe that religion is a private affair. “Establishment of the Religion” extends beyond the individual and family and into the society, state, and world. “These words [Establishment of the Religion] include not only practicing the religion in individual and collective life and propagating its true teaching to others, but also striving to make this Deen [religion] a way of life for all,” the hand book reads.Working in an ‘Islamic Movement’ culminates in an Islamic super-state, the Caliphate, the hand book says. Believers have an obligation to strive to reestablish a collective body of Muslims worldwide, organized into the super-state under the direction of a Caliphate and Islamic law. The group wants “the united Muslim Ummah [community] in a united Islamic state, governed by an elected khalifah in accordance with the laws of shari’ah.”ICNA's message in 2010 reinforces its long-held belief in spreading Islamist ideals, which it believes will culminate in a Caliphate. While its benevolent face preaches social justice and charity work, the goals it espouses to members tell a very different story.Hmmmm......"We don't want to take over your country"?Read the full story here.

  • Pakistan on strike against bill to amend blasphemy law.A 24-hour strike organised by Sunni Muslim clerics is taking place across Pakistan to protest against possible changes to blasphemy laws.Rallies were staged in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta after Friday prayers.The government has distanced itself from a bill to change the law, which carries a mandatory death sentence for anyone who insults Islam.Rights groups say the law is often used to persecute religious minorities.The legislation returned to the spotlight in November when a Pakistani Christian woman, Asia Bibi, was sentenced to death. Although no-one convicted under the law has been executed, more than 30 accused have been killed by lynch mobs.One Sunni cleric in Islamabad warned in his Friday sermon that any change to the blasphemy law would happen "over our dead bodies".Federal Law Minister Babar Awan told reporters that Friday's strike was simply the latest attempt to revive a once powerful alliance of religious parties. Many believe the two parties are acting at the behest of the security establishment to undermine the country's political system.
    Hmmmm.....Perhaps the Obama administration should donate a couple of Billion Dollars more to Pakistan?Read the full story here.

  • Radical-In-Chief: Truth Finally Comes Out On Jeremiah Wright Connection.Most of the the nation was shocked during the 2008 presidential campaign when videos came out of Reverend Jeremiah Wright. After all, this was candidate Barack Obama’s spiritual advisor and mentor. The initial reaction was typical of our divided nation. Conservatives pushed the Wright videos and the Left tried to silence their importance. After a while people just got sick of talking about it.When the dust settled the accepted ‘reality’ was that Jeremiah Wright was nuts but Obama barely knew the guy and never heard any of Wright’s more extreme teaching. Today if you bring up Jeremiah Wright, eyes roll and the Left claims you’re making mountains from mole hills. But now a new book has revealed unequivocal proof that Obama was deeply connected to Wright in order to promote and push a socialist agenda.Stanley Kurtz’s Radical-In-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism is one of the most important books to come out in recent years.One of the many informative chapters of the book is chapter 8 on Wright. Kurtz shatters many of the myths used by the media and the Obama administration to try to disconnect Jeremiah Wright and Barack Obama. Obama clearly did not believe some of the lunacy of Wright’s views (like the government creating AIDS to kill off black people). However, Obama shared a socialist worldview with Wright and knew he could use Wright “and the radical black-church movement he represented…to be an important element of Obama’s populist-bred, socialist-led coalition.”The facts show that Obama never picked Wright’s church simply for lessons on Jesus and the Bible. He understood Wright was a champion of black liberation theology and had the connections to make things happen. Both Obama and Wright were acquainted and even fans of James Cone who wrote the founding text of black liberation theology in 1969. Cone argued that blacks are oppressed by “whitey” and that the job of the preacher is to angrily call for “the destruction of America as he knows it”.
    Hmmmm......."Obama never picked Wright’s church simply for lessons on Jesus and the Bible" strange i thought he baptised Obama?Read the full story here.

  • China preparing for armed conflict 'in every direction'. China is preparing for conflict 'in every direction', the defence minister said on Wednesday in remarks that threaten to overshadow a visit to Beijing by his US counterpart next month."In the coming five years, our military will push forward preparations for military conflict in every strategic direction," said Liang Guanglie in an interview published by several state-backed newspapers in China. "We may be living in peaceful times, but we can never forget war, never send the horses south or put the bayonets and guns away," Mr Liang added. China repeatedly says it is planning a "peaceful rise" but the recent pace and scale of its military modernisation has alarmed many of its neighbours in the Asia-Pacific, including Japan which described China's military build-up as a "global concern" this month.Hmmmm.....2010 sounds like a good year ,listening to this.Read the full story here.

  • As frustration grows, airports consider ditching TSA.Every spring, private security officers at San Francisco International Airport compete in a workplace "March Madness"-style tournament for cash prizes, some as high as $1,500.The games: finding illegal items and explosives in carry-on bags; successfully picking locks on difficult-to-open luggage; and spotting a would-be terrorist (in this case Covenant Aviation Security's president, Gerald L. Berry) on security videos. "The bonuses are pretty handsome," Berry said. "We have to be good - equal or better than the feds. So we work at it, and we incentivize." Some of the nation's biggest airports are responding to recent public outrage over security screening by weighing whether they should hire private firms such as Covenant to replace the Transportation Security Administration. Sixteen airports, including San Francisco and Kansas City International Airport, have made the switch since 2002. One Orlando airport has approved the change but needs to select a contractor, and several others are seriously considering it. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which governs Dulles International and Reagan National airports, is studying the option, spokeswoman Tara Hamilton said. For airports, the change isn't about money. At issue, airport managers and security experts say, is the unwieldy size and bureaucracy of the federal aviation security system. Private firms may be able to do the job more efficiently and with a personal touch, they argue. Airports that choose private screeners must submit the request to the TSA. There are no specific criteria for approval, but federal officials can decide whether to grant the request "based on the airport's record of compliance on security regulations and requirements." The TSA pays for the cost of the screening and has the final say on which company gets the contract. Rep. John L. Mica (R-Fla.), the incoming chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has written to 200 of the nation's largest airports, urging them to consider switching to private companies. The TSA was "never intended to be an army of 67,000 employees," he said.If you look at [the TSA's] performance, have they ever stopped a terrorist? Anyone can get through," Mica said in an interview. "We've been very lucky, very fortunate. TSA should focus on its mission: setting up the protocol, adapting to the changing threats and gathering intelligence." Read the full story here.

  • Ottawa : Another Burka clad robber strikes again.A man used a Muslim woman’s religious garment as a disguise to rob a bank at the Pinecrest Mall on Thursday, police said.Sgt. Mark Myers said the man, who wore a blue robe and a head scarf concealing his mouth and nose, passed a note demanding money to a bank teller at a Scotiabank branch around noon.The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash.The suspect then fled the bank, heading eastbound on foot, he said.Myers said that since the summer, there have been a handful of other robberies in Ottawa involving male suspects using Muslim women’s religious garments as disguises. He was not immediately able to answer how many such robberies there have been or whether police suspect they have been committed by the same person.The sergeant said police are confident the suspect is a man because at one point during the robbery, he spoke in a masculine voice.Police described the suspect as male with dark skin, dark eyes and bushy eyebrows, standing about five-foot-10 with a slim build. He was wearing what police described as a dark blue hijab with designs around the head and neck and a long, dark-blue robe. The suspect spoke English with a slight accent.Hmmmm.....That discription might come in handy?Read the full story here.

  • Britain forms plan for Gulf evacuation in event of war with Iran. The British armed forces are drawing up contingency plans to evacuate hundreds of thousands of British residents and tourists from Dubai and other Gulf cities in the event of war with Iran.The new military co-operation plan, whose full terms remain secret, will be signed off in the first half of 2011, when Mr Cameron is expected to visit. It is regarded as such a priority that it is being protected from defence cuts. The plan is also expected to include an offer from Britain to help to keep vital infrastructure such as electricity and water desalination plants running in the event of war. Meanwhile, proposals are being drawn up to organise evacuation runs for civilians across the border to Oman, which is not currently in Iran's sights, and other neighbouring countries. Cruise liners may be posted in the Gulf of Aden, with Royal Navy warships shuttling civilians from the small emirate of Fujeirah, which lies outside the Straits of Hormuz. Depending on assessments of the safety of civilian flights, extra airfields in addition to the region's extensive network of international airports may be opened up.But as Iran refuses to dismantle its nuclear programme, the potential for disaster is not being discounted. "It is a huge number of people who are affected here," the source said. "There are over 100,000 Brits who live here, one million Brits who visit every year. Their safety is a matter of particular concern."Hmmmm.......2010 was a very good year?Read the full story here.

  • HT:BrusselsJournal.Queen Beatrix On Islam.In an obvious allusion to social problems with Islam, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands stated in her 2010 Christmas speech: "The danger is that what unites us gets obscured and differences are magnified. Then walls of supposed oppositions are raised and positions hardened."Within the outlines of such a platitudinous court speech, Her Majesty seems to be saying that the rise of Geert Wilders' Freedom Party, and "Islamophobia" in general, promotes polarization. Whereas all human beings essentially share roughly the same needs and aspirations, the warners against Islam ("Islam bashers") will create artificial separation walls. It is in this sense that most observers viewed the royal speech, Geert Wilders included. In a first reaction, he twittered that the twelve recently arrested Somali terror suspects "in the Netherlands certainly were not looking at what unites us."Read the full story here.

  • China makes Skype illegal.China on Thursday announced that it had made illegal the use of Skype, the popular internet telephony service, as the country continues to shut itself off from the rest of the world.In the latest move dashing Western internet company hopes of breaking into China, it was announced that all internet phone calls were to be banned apart from those made over two state-owned networks, China Unicom and China Telecom. "[This] is expected to make services like Skype unavailable in the country," reported the People's Daily, the official mouthpiece of the Communist party. Websites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are already blocked in China and Google closed down its Chinese servers last year after heavy government pressure.In a statement, Skype said: "Users in China currently can access Skype via Tom Online, our partner." It declined to comment on "speculation" that the service would be blocked in the near future. China is now the world's largest market for internet phone calls, which are far cheaper than landline calls and are cutting into the market of China's state telecommunications giants. Skype has offered Chinese users a joint service with Hong Kong-based Tom since September 2007. The service has been widely criticised for monitoring messages on the network, especially those which mention "sensitive" subjects such as Falun Gong, the banned spiritual movement, and Tibet. Read the full story here.

  • Iowa Woman Marries 'Devout Muslim Virgin', Embraces Islam, Discovers First Wife...Basu: Iowa woman learns hard way perils of online matchmaking.Sherri Abdelmawgoud, now of Urbandale, is learning about online matchmaking the hard way. "The person I thought he was never existed," she said this week of her husband.Sherri Welch met Ahmed Abdelmawgoud through a dating site two years ago, when she was 28 and he was 26, as she recalls. She was living in Las Vegas, where he said he was visiting a friend, having been in America a few months with plans to get his master's in mechanical engineering. Her Egyptian Prince Charming was handsome, playful, attentive and won the hearts of all her relatives. She liked the old-fashioned image he projected — a devout Muslim virgin who didn't believe in holding hands before marriage. Three months later they wed in a Muslim ceremony in Texas where Sherri followed her parents to live.She converted to Islam, and began wearing a head scarf, as some Muslim women do. Ahmed got hired at a computer repair shop and enrolled in a university. "I was blinded by love," she says, "and he was a very charismatic guy. "Sherri says they were working on starting a family when, back in Texas a month ago, her eyes fell upon his open e-mails. There were love notes to and from another woman, and something that looked like a marriage certificate.It was in Arabic, but had pictures of him and a woman, and fingerprints. When Sherri confronted Ahmed, he shrugged off the other woman as an obsessed ex-girlfriend. Unconvinced, Sherri e-mailed her. What she got in return, she says, made her feel "like I died that day." It was a studio photo of a glamorous woman in what looks like a Western bridal gown, stretched out on Sherri's husband's knee.Based on subsequent e-mails and instant messages, Sherri says the woman, identified as Dalia, lives in Egypt and told her she's been married to Ahmed five years. Sherri says Ahmed would neither confirm nor deny the marriage when she questioned him, instead packing up all his belongings and saying he was flying to Egypt to be with his dying father. He quit work, missed final exams and drained their bank account, Sherri says.Hmmmm....."Gone with the wind and the money"?Read the full story here.HT:TROP.

  • All the President's men: Obama given a 20-MAN motorcade to visit childhood friend in Hawaii (no wonder his Christmas holiday is costing the country $1.5m).President Obama provoked fresh outrage today after taking a 20-man motorcade to visit a childhood friend during his lavish Christmas holiday in Hawaii.The 10-vehicle convoy drove the president and wife Michelle from his rental property in Kailua, across highways cleared of traffic and through a military community to reach Bobby Titcomb's beachfront house.Mr Obama, who spent eight years at Punahou School in Hawaii before graduating in 1979, has splashed out $1.5m on his trip – a decision that will not endear him to the millions of Americans facing economic hardship in the New Year.The Obamas holidayed at the same spot last year, but rising fuel costs have pushed up the estimated travel costs and the president flew later than the rest of his family because of delayed votes in Washington, adding more to the escalating expenses.The Honolulu Police Department said overtime for officers cost $250,000 last year, compared to $106,000 in 2008 before his inauguration.Hmmmm...."We can feel your pain"?Read the full story here.

  • Larry Elder: Who's blaming Obama for high gas prices?Five dollars per gallon of gas by 2012! A former president of Shell Oil considers this likely. The average price on Christmas Day for a gallon of regular gas reached $3.28 in Los Angeles County, the highest price since October 2008. In one month, the price rose 13 cents, up 35 cents year to year.Where are the calls to sic Obama's Justice Department on Big Oil to hold the oil companies accountable for "market manipulation"? Why aren't we hunting down the amoral "oil speculators" responsible for repealing the law of supply-and-demand in order to line their pockets?During President George W. Bush's administration, we constantly heard demands to hold the President accountable for "Big Oil's price gouging." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., just two years ago, knew exactly whom to blame for "skyrocketing" oil prices: "The price of oil is at the doorstep; $4-plus per gallon for oil is attributed to two oilmen in the White House and their protectors in the United States Senate."Obama also called for "a windfall profits penalty on oil selling at or over $80 per barrel." As of Christmas 2010, a barrel of oil sold at slightly above $90. What happened to the windfall profits tax?Yes, back then the average price per gallon was four bucks. But blaming "oilman" Bush for high prices began when the average price was well below today's $3.05 national average.Why did he once support ethanol? He admitted that he'd wanted to help farmers in Iowa, site of the nation's first caucus, since he "was about to run for president."The silence over the recent price run-up is yet the latest example of left-wing hypocrisy. It was always about bludgeoning Bush rather than a sincere conviction that Big Oil was cheating. How else to explain the absence of demands for investigations?America could achieve "energy independence" if producers were allowed to drill in Alaska, the lower 48 and offshore, where substantial amounts of untapped oil remain off-limits. Obama, who currently squanders hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars by "investing" in alternative energy, possesses no more control over the law of supply-and-demand than did "evil" Oilman Bush.Hmmmm.....If he wanted to destroy america,would he do anything different?Read the full story here.

  • HT:BacktoBasics.Muslim Complaint Ends Pledge in Idaho School!When one thinks of the State of Idaho, visions of tradition, patriotism, apple pie and picket fences refreshingly comes to mind. Oops—also potatoes. However those days seem to have screeched to an abrupt stop, ending the last vestige of the America we once knew and loved. As kids return to school after Christmas break, one school will have a zero-tolerance Pledge policy.A lone female Muslim who is a student at Vallivue Academy in Caldwell, Idaho, complained [that] saying the Pledge of Allegience before classes was offensive to her Islamic faith and demanded that the recitation of it be stopped. The school—an American school—in America, readily complied and the national pledge was axed due to the demand of one Muslim girl.At that same school, we were told, a young man, who our source would not identify for his protection, was temporarily expelled and sent home because he made a comment critical of the government and Obama during a social studies class discussion. If this is true then something must be done.So here is a public school class discussion where only one point of view is allowed, and if any student has another viewpoint or dares to speak against Marxism, Communism, Islam and Obama, he is kicked out of the school! ..And it has been strongly implied that if he does not repent and says anything else critical of our government and Obama, he will not be allowed to graduate.If some of these writings seem repetitious, it is intended so that hopefully this will sink in once and for all. This past election is only a starting point, not a stopping point. . The work has just begun. It is critical that we do not let up.Christian legal firms please look into this situation in Idaho. Each Marxist offensive against America must be confronted and stopped immediately.Internet writers, keep this issue alive. The Democrat-liberal controlled media will never publish or broadcast this kind of truth. They have sold out to furthering the destruction of America which is inching forward bit by bit..This all is part of the goal of a One World Government, which is Communism with a One-World-Religion—Islam, This is a useful religion that will keep the world in fear and make the totalitarianism-socialist government’s job easier. And right now we are indeed making it extremely easy for them all to accomplish their goals.Reader’s Assignment: You CAN do something about all of this. Contact every Conservative in Congress and the Senate and give notice to Democrats to act NOW on these issues if they wish to stay in office. And make a habit of contacting all of them at least once a week. Either this, or we will all eventually be looking through a barbed wire fence.Hmmmm......2011 the Year America disappears?Read the full story here.

  • HT:CreepingSharia.Video : How Black Muslims Celebrated Christmas Eve.Nope, no worries about sharia in Oklahoma. What do they have in store for New Year’s Eve? PS: For years, a similar group of Muslims stood outside the World Trade Center spewing similar hatred.Read and see the full story here.

  • HT:BackToBasics.CAIR pressuring Secs. Gates, Napolitano to stop training counterterrorists.A vocal and politically powerful Muslim advocacy group is pressuring the Departments of Homeland Security and the Defense to cease using terrorism experts the group deems ”anti-Muslim extremists” as trainers for counterterrorism officials.With the help of the Washington Post editors, who support the allegations of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the newspaper stated : “Seeking to learn more about Islam and terrorism, some law enforcement agencies have hired as trainers self-described experts whose extremist views on Islam and terrorism are considered inaccurate and counterproductive by the FBI and U.S. intelligence agencies.”However, the Post does not mention that the FBI uses one of the men CAIR labels an extremist, the renowned terrorism expert Robert Spencer.CAIR also made the same allegations against former CNN reporter Steve Emerson, who founded the Investigative Project on Terrorism, a resource recognized and used by news media organizations, law enforcement agencies, police forces and security organizations.CAIR routinely sends its requests in letters to DHS Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, while releasing dozens of press releases condemning the same individuals. Last week, the Washington-based Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization sent a similar request to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.According to a report from the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security: The Council on American-Islamic Relations and its employees have combined, conspired, and agreed with third parties, including, but not limited to, the Islamic Association for Palestine , the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, the Global Relief Foundation, and foreign nationals hostile to the interests of the United States, to provide material support to known terrorist organizations, to advance the Hamas agenda, and to propagate radical Islam.The Council on American-Islamic Relations, and certain of its officers, directors, and employees, have acted in support of, and in furtherance of, this conspiracy, said the Senate report.Dr. Daniel Pipes, a foremost expert on radical Islam and terrorism cites several criminal cases involving CAIR officials: A senior staff member, Randall Royer a/k/a “Ismail” Royer, pled guilty and was sentenced to twenty years in prison for participating in a network of militant jihadists centered in Northern Virginia. He admitted to aiding and abetting three persons who sought training in a terrorist camp in Pakistan for the purpose of waging jihad against American troops in Afghanistan. Royer’s illegal actions occurred while he was employed by CAIR.While CAIR attempts to discredit Gaffney, they avoid acknowledging that he once held the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy in the Reagan Administration.In 2010, Gaffney, along with co-authors such as former deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin and former CIA Director R. James Woolsey, Jr., released a book entitled “Shariah: The Threat to America,” that angered Islamists throughout the world.Read the full story here.

  • Video : Turkey's universities drop Islamic headscarf ban.Hundreds of devout Muslim women had previously been barred from some campuses for wearing a scarf.But the ban was lifted after the governing party said it would back any student disciplined for wearing a headscarf.Hmmm....Anyone doubting in which direction Iran Turkey is heading?Read and see the full story here.

  • HT:IslamInEurope.Netherlands: Geert Wilders writes anti-Islam book.Dutch Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders will publish an anti-Islam book in the first half of 2011, he told the Telegraaf newspaper in an interview on Friday.“The book is aimed mainly at the US market and focuses on how to combat the spread of Islam on a global level. We can do a lot here in the Netherlands, but we want to send out a strong international signal to the Arab world that a party in the centre of power in this country is fighting back,” Mr Wilders told the paper.His Freedom Party cherishes “a wide range” of ambitions, he says in the interview. “Our first priority is to launch the International Freedom Alliance, which boils down to a platform against Islam. That will be huge.”Read the full story here.

  • Belarus Crackdown. OSCE Offices Ordered Shut In Minsk.A Belarusian Foreign Ministry spokesman says that country ordered the closure of the rights watchdog's Minsk office because its mandate there "had been fulfilled."Read the full coverage story here.

  • And now for something completely different.A bridge too far? China unveils world's longest sea bridge which is five miles LONGER than the Dover-Calais crossing.China has unveiled the world’s longest sea bridge, which stretches a massive 26.4 miles – five miles further than the distance between Dover and Calais and longer than a marathon.The Qingdao Haiwan Bridge, completed earlier this week, links the main urban area of Qingdao city, East China’s Shandong province, with Huangdao district, straddling the Jiaozhou Bay sea areas.The road bridge, which took four years and cost a cool £5.5billion to build, will be open for use in the New Year and is almost three miles longer than the previous record-holder, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana.Read and see the full story here.

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  • HT:PrisonPlanet.2011: The Seeds Of Revolution Will Be Sown.After the tumultuous years of the Great Recession, a battered people may wish that 2011 will bring a return to kinder, gentler times. But that is not what we are predicting:

  1. Wake-Up Call The people of all nations, having become convinced of the inability of leaders and know-it-all “arbiters of everything” to fulfill their promises, will do more than just question authority, they will defy it. The seeds of revolution will be sown….
  2. Crack-Up 2011 In 2011, with the bailout funds and arsenal of other schemes to prop up the economy depleted, teetering economies will collapse, currency wars will ensue, trade barriers will be erected, economic unions will splinter, and the onset of the “Greatest Depression” (a trend we forecasted before the massive bailouts existed) will be recognized by everyone….
  3. Screw the People As times get even tougher and people get even poorer, the “authorities” will intensify their efforts to extract the funds needed to meet fiscal obligations. While there will be variations on the theme, the governments’ song will be the same: cut what you give, raise what you take….
  4. Crime Waves No job + no money + compounding debt = high stress, strained relations, short fuses. In 2011, with the fuse lit, it will be prime time for Crime Time. As Gerald Celente says, “When people lose everything and they have nothing left to lose, they lose it.” And “lose it” they will….
  5. Crackdown on Liberty As crime rates rise, so will the voices demanding a crackdown. A national crusade to “Get Tough on Crime” will be waged against the citizenry. And just as in the “War on Terror,” where “suspected terrorists” are killed before proven guilty or jailed without trial, in the “War on Crime” everyone is a suspect until proven innocent.Hmmmm......... 12.Rise of the dictator?Read the full story here.

  • All the President's men: Obama given a 20-MAN motorcade to visit childhood friend in Hawaii (no wonder his Christmas holiday is costing the country $1.5m).President Obama provoked fresh outrage today after taking a 20-man motorcade to visit a childhood friend during his lavish Christmas holiday in Hawaii.The 10-vehicle convoy drove the president and wife Michelle from his rental property in Kailua, across highways cleared of traffic and through a military community to reach Bobby Titcomb's beachfront house.Mr Obama, who spent eight years at Punahou School in Hawaii before graduating in 1979, has splashed out $1.5m on his trip – a decision that will not endear him to the millions of Americans facing economic hardship in the New Year.The Obamas holidayed at the same spot last year, but rising fuel costs have pushed up the estimated travel costs and the president flew later than the rest of his family because of delayed votes in Washington, adding more to the escalating expenses.The Honolulu Police Department said overtime for officers cost $250,000 last year, compared to $106,000 in 2008 before his inauguration.Hmmmm...."We can feel your pain"?Read the full story here.

  • HT:NewZeal.Video :"Green Jobs" Exposed - Money Goes to Radical Scamstas and New Black Panther Gangstas.This was always the Van Jones plan. Great compilation vid from Naked Emporor News.Read and see the full scandal story here.

  • 14 bombs target Christian homes in Baghdad.A total of 14 bombs were set against different Christian homes in Baghdad late on Thursday, with 10 going off and killing two Christians and wounding 16 others, an interior ministry official said Friday."Two Christians were killed and 16 wounded" by the 10 bombs that exploded, while security forces were able to carry out controlled detonations of four other devices, the official said.The only deadly attack was in the central district of Al-Ghadir, where a home-made bomb exploded at around 8:00 pm (1700 GMT), killing the two Christians and wounding three others.Most of the 14 bombs, which targeted Christian homes in a total of seven different areas of the city, were in Karrada in central Baghdad.Three devices wounded three Christians in the area, while all four of the controlled detonations were also in Karrada.The wave of attacks comes almost two months to the day after an October 31 attack by militants on Our Lady of Salvation church in central Baghdad, which left 44 worshippers, two priests and seven security forces members dead.Ten days after the church massacre, a string of attacks targeting the homes of Christians in Baghdad killed six people and wounded 33 others.Threats have also been made against Iraqi Christians.Chaldean Catholic archbishop Monsignor Louis Sarko in Kirkuk said on December 21 that he "and 10 other Christian personages received threats from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq."Hmmmm....Still not a word from the selfproclaimed Christian US President.He seems only to be able to speak up when they bomb Muslims.Anyone still doubt his religion?Read the full story here.

  • HT:AmericanThinker.Obama Dims the Light on Missile Defense.On December 13, 1981, under direct orders from Moscow, Poland's communist regime declared martial law. The move was another in a series of several decades of Russia's jackboot on the necks of Poles. A few days later, President Ronald Reagan, at the request of the Polish ambassador who had just defected, walked to the window of the White House dining room with a candle. He lit the candle for the people of Poland. More than that, he went on national television, on December 23, and told his fellow Americans, "For a thousand years, Christmas has been celebrated in Poland, a land of deep religious faith, but this Christmas brings little joy to the courageous Polish people. They have been betrayed."Reagan added another extraordinary gesture, surely igniting the unholy rage of the church-state distorters at the ACLU. The president asked Americans everywhere to light a candle for freedom in Poland that Christmas.President Obama made his amazing announcement canceling missile defense with Poland -- which, again, was a pro-Russia move -- on September 17, 2009. Why does that matter? Obama's announcement came seventy years to the minute since Stalin's Red Army, in compliance with the devilish Hitler-Stalin Pact, invaded Poland on September 17, 1939. The Russians thereby joined the Nazis in starting World War II. Among numerous other subsequent calamities for Poland, such as the Katyn Woods massacre, the invasion made possible the Warsaw Ghetto and Auschwitz.Back then, America failed Poland. America's president had been strangely pro-Soviet, with FDR duped by "Uncle Joe" and pro-Soviet advisers.Hmmmm.....History repeats itself,all we need is another Hitler,or do we have him already?Read the full story here.

  • HT:Memri.Iranian Website Assesses: Arrest of Mousavi, Karroubi Imminent.The Iranian website assesses that Khamenei's December 29, 2010 speech, in which he blamed the heads of the protest movement for the 2009 riots, and recent statements by senior members of the Iranian judiciary against the same figures, indicate that the arrest of Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi is imminent.Source.

  • HT:FrontPageMagazine.Caroline Glick: The Wars of 2011 !On Sunday thousands of Israel haters gathered in Istanbul to welcome the Turkish-Hamas terror ship Mavi Marmara to the harbor.Festooned with Palestinian flags, the crowd chanted “Death to Israel,” “Down with Israel” and “Allah akbar” with Hizbullah-like enthusiasm.The Turkish protesters promised to stand on the side of Hamas when it next goes to war with Israel. They may not have to wait long to keep their promise. Over the past two weeks Hamas has steeply escalated its missile war with over 30 launches. Last week, a missile that narrowly missed a nursery school wounded a young girl.Since Operation Cast Lead two years ago, Iran has helped Hamas massively increase its missile and other military capabilities. Today the terror group that rules Gaza has missiles capable of reaching Tel Aviv.It has advanced antitank missiles. As Hamas spokesman Abu Obeida said Saturday, “We are now stronger than before and during the war, and our silence over the past two years was only for evaluating the situation.”That evaluation has not tempered Hamas’s aim of annihilating the Jews of Israel. As Obeida’s colleague Ahmed Jaabari said Saturday, Israel’s Jews have two choices, “death or departing Palestinian lands.”IDF commanders are taking Hamas’s new brinksmanship seriously. In recent days several have said that Israel’s deterrence has eroded. Another Cast Lead is just a matter of time, they warn.In the meantime, Fatah – Hamas’s sometime rival and sometime brother – is preparing its next round of political warfare with its many friends around the world. Despite some recent tactical repositioning, its goal is clearly to proceed with its plan to declare statehood with maximum international support within the next nine to 12 months.To this end, Fatah and its allies are operating on multiple fronts.On November 24 the UN General Assembly passed a resolution to hold a Durban III conference on September 21. The first conference, held in Durban, South Africa in September 2001, is mainly remembered as a diplomatic pogrom against Israel and Jews which complemented the shooting war in Israel. As Jews were being butchered in pizzerias in Jerusalem, Jew-haters gathered to deny that Jews have human rights. They used the UN’s anti-racism banner to assert that it is not racist to kill and incite the murder of Jews. Jews were singled out and condemned as the only nation in the world whose national liberation movement – Zionism – is racist.BUT EVEN more important than its service in glorifying suicide bombers and their political commissars just three days before the September 11 jihadist assault on the US, the Durban conference was the place where the blueprint for the political war against Israel was authored.To prevent another flop, last month the Palestinians and their supporters agreed that the 10th anniversary conference will be held in New York during the opening of UN General Assembly. Their goal is to piggyback on that conference to get heads of state that are in New York already to join in their anti-Israel political war.And they have every reason for optimism.Although Canada and Israel have announced their plans to boycott the conference, the Obama administration has been noticeably unwilling to distance itself from it.Read the full story here.

  • HT:BigPeace.How Israel Can Win the Coming Diplomatic Offensive.On Sunday thousands of Israel haters gathered in Istanbul to welcome the Turkish-Hamas terror ship Mavi Marmara to the harbor. Festooned with Palestinian flags, the crowd chanted “Death to Israel,” “Down with Israel” and “Allah akbar” with Hizbullah-like enthusiasm.The Turkish protesters promised to stand on the side of Hamas when it next goes to war with Israel. They may not have to wait long to keep their promise. Over the past two weeks Hamas has steeply escalated its missile war, launching over 30 missiles at Israel. Last week, a missile that narrowly missed a nursery school wounded a young girl.Since Operation Cast Lead two years ago, Iran has helped Hamas massively increase its missile and other military capabilities. Today the terror group that rules Gaza has missiles capable of reaching Tel Aviv. It has advanced antitank missiles. As Hamas spokesman Abu Obeida said Saturday, “We are now stronger than before and during the war, and our silence over the past two years was only for evaluating the situation.”That evaluation has not tempered Hamas’s aim of annihilating the Jews of Israel. As Obeida’s colleague Ahmed Jaabari said Saturday, Israel’s Jews have two choices, “death or departing Palestinian lands.”The Palestinians clearly see the coming year as a decisive year in their war to destroy Israel. The Netanyahu government needs to muster its forces to battle. These are battles we can win. But to do so, we must commit ourselves to victory.Hmmmm....A Must read!Read the full story here.

  • President Obama Keeps His Perfect Economic Track Record Intact: 40% of Loans Modified Under HAMP Are Defaulting.Is there a better predictor of economic failure than President Obama's support for a particular policy? I could make a solid case that there isn't a superior guarantee of an epic fail than support by Obama, ex-Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. They have an absolutely perfect track record of visiting catastrophe upon the American people with their policies.The latest example?US mortgage foreclosures jumped in the third quarter as fewer borrowers qualified for loan modifications that would have reduced their monthly payments, bank regulators have said... The number of homes entering foreclosure rose 31 per cent compared with the second quarter and 3.7 per cent compared with the year-earlier period......As these [newly foreclosed] properties come on the market, they are expected to depress home prices by between 5 per cent and 10 per cent over the next year, economists said... Hamp modifications totalled 504,648 as of November, well short of the government’s 3m target.Even when borrowers receive loan modifications, they are redefaulting at high rates. According to a report by the Congressional Oversight Panel, 40 per cent of borrowers who receive a Hamp modification are expected to redefault over the next five years.In other words, HAMP neither met expectations for volume of refinancing (by a factor of six) or in preventing foreclosures.Let's tack this onto the administration's stellar economic track record.
    Hmmmmm......Change you can see?Read the full story here.

  • HT:NewZeal.Obama Moves to Strengthen Labor Unions - Communists Approve.The best way to keep abreast of the Obama Administration's latest moves is to read the Communist Party USA newszine Peoples World.Peoples World labor editor John Wojcik has kindly informed us of new Administration moves to strengthen labor unions.Private employers will be required to post large signs informing workers about their right to form unions under a new rule the Obama administration plans to institute by executive order.The plan received less than the amount of publicity that might have been expected because it was announced the week before Christmas when the main focus of the news was on the legislative battles in Congress.The National Labor Relations Board plans to issue a rule requiring almost all employers to post notices in employee break rooms or other prominent spots that explain workers' rights to bargain collectively, distribute union literature or engage in other union activity without reprisal.In the past the NLRB usually made policy on a case-by-case basis during labor-management disputes.The decision to issue the new order steps up even further the more aggressively pro-labor role the board has played during the Obama administration.The president first signaled his determination to strengthen the board's role in protecting organizing rights when he made several recess appointments to give the NLRB its first Democratic majority in ten years.The recess appointments were made because because the presiden't candidates were held up for months over GOP claims that a former AFL-CIO lawyer, Craig Becker, would be too pro-union.Strengthening unions strengthens socialism. The good Leninists of the Communist Party USA and their friends in the Obama Administration are no doubt acutely aware of this.Hmmmm.....In two years free elections?Or dictatorship?Read the full story here.

  • HT:HillBuzz.QUESTION: “Why doesn’t Obama just release his birth certificate?”. ANSWER: There is something embarrassing to him politically that’s written on it.Yesterday, on Hardball, Chris Matthews asked a very obvious, rhetorical question: ”Why doesn’t Obama just release his birth certificate?”.ANSWER: Because there is something embarrassing on it politically for Obama that he doesn’t want to have to explain to the American people, and the black community in particular.I used to think he was listed as “Muslim” on his birth certificate, but I’ve since been convinced that in 1961, when Obama was born, religion wasn’t recorded on a birth certificate.But, there’s something on his birth certificate he does not want America to see, and it’s now down to a few options as to what that something is:

  1. His race is listed as Caucasian-Arab on the birth certificate, not as “black” the way he needs it to be to get away with everything he gets away with in life.Read the rest of the story here.

  • HT:HughHewitt.Obama's EPA and the 2012 Elections.The EPA's raw power grab is without precedent and built on the thinnest of rationales --a 5-4 Supreme Court decision in Massachusetts v. EPA that said the Clean Air Act could provide the EPA with the authority to regulate carbon dioxide emissions if certain "findings" were made. Obama's EPA made those findings and now is pushing forward the first wave of regulations that could end up with an EPA bureaucrat on overwatch of every carbon dioxide-emitting business, home, motor, machine and process in the country.EPA is a serial job-killer, and this extreme regulatory agenda is contrary to every promise the president has madeto focus on job creation.Hmmmm....Look at Europe what the Green parties made of it,a disaster is a flattering description.Read the full story here.

  • HT:Salon.Mosque foes launch Bieber boycott.Andy Sullivan, a construction worker and Brooklyn native, has been one of the loudest opponents of Park51, the planned mosque and community center near ground zero. Founder of the 9/11 Hard Hat Pledge -- under which construction workers vow not to work at the mosque site -- Sullivan has been a regular presence on television, known for wearing his signature American flag hard hat and talking tough about radical Muslims.So it was quite a surprise this month to read that Sullivan has set his sights on a new target: Canadian teen pop superstar Justin Bieber.Mosque foes recently started a boycott of Bieber after he made comments in support of the mosque project in an interview with Tiger Beat, a teen fan magazine, Sullivan told WYNC earlier this month. Now, his 8-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son have been banned from attending Bieber performances."I informed them, 'Hey guys, guess what? Justin Bieber spoke out for the ground zero mosque," Sullivan explained to Salon in an interview. "My little girl took down his poster and said she didn't want to have nothing to do with him anymore. These are my kids. They're living this thing."A Facebook page has been set up by an ally of Sullivan publicizing the boycott of Bieber and several other pro-mosque celebrities. It has attracted nearly 500 fans.But here it comes "It's a Hoax"!I was able to reach the proprietor of the site, who confirmed that the Bieber item is in fact a hoax. "[T]he fact that some people take it seriously is hilariously depressing," he said in an e-mail.It's a hoax, though, that has spread around the Web, and succeeded in taking in several anti-mosque activists.Hmmmm....Verify before you start something?Read the full story here.

  • Mecca's new look evokes harsh criticism.Jeddah: It is an architectural absurdity. Just south of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the Muslim world's holiest site, a kitsch rendition of London's Big Ben is nearing completion. Called the Royal Mecca Clock Tower, it will be one of the tallest buildings in the world, the centerpiece of a complex that is housing a gargantuan shopping mall, an 800-room hotel and a prayer hall for several thousand people. Its muscular form, an unabashed knockoff of the original, blown up to a grotesque scale, will be decorated with Arabic inscriptions and topped by a crescent-shape spire in what feels like a cynical nod to Islam's architectural past. To make room for it, the Saudi government bulldozed an 18th-century Ottoman fortress and the hill it stood on."It is the commercialization of the house of God," said Sami Angawi, a Saudi architect who founded a research center that studies urban planning issues surrounding the hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, and has been one of the development's most vocal critics. "The closer to the mosque, the more expensive the apartments. In the most expensive towers, you can pay millions" for a 25-year leasing agreement, he said. "If you can see the mosque, you pay triple."That mentality is dividing the holy city of Mecca -- and the pilgrimage experience -- along highly visible class lines, with the rich sealed inside exclusive air-conditioned high-rises encircling the Grand Mosque and the poor pushed increasingly to the periphery."We don't want to bring New York to Mecca," Mr. Angawi said. "The hajj was always supposed to be a time when everyone is the same. There are no classes, no nationalities. It is the one place where we find balance. You are supposed to leave worldly things behind you."The government, however, seems unmoved by such sentiments. When I mentioned Mr. Angawi's observations at the end of a long conversation with Prince Sultan, the minister of tourism and antiquities, he simply frowned."When I am in Mecca and go around the kaaba, I don't look up."Hmmmm.....But who's looking down on you? Read the full story here.More on this story here at Amnon and Jonathan.

  • North Korea Boosts Special Forces, Deploys New Battle Tanks, Yonhap Says.North Korea bolstered the size of its special forces, deployed new battle tanks and increased its focus on unconventional warfare, according to a white paper from the South Korean Defense Ministry. The number of lightly equipped special forces, trained to quickly infiltrate South Korea, increased by 20,000 to 200,000 over the past two years, the biennial defense paper released in Seoul showed. South Korea yesterday named the North Korean regime as its “enemy” and promised to combine a stronger military deterrent with a renewed push to prepare its neighbor’s 23 million people for reunification. North Korea is increasingly focused on weapons such as improvised explosives and low-cost missiles and its conventional artillery and rockets remain capable of a massive surprise attack on Seoul, the paper said. The Storm Tiger battle tank, believed to be based on the former Soviet Union’s T-72s, may be equipped with 125 millimeter or 115 millimeter main guns, the paper said, without revealing how many Storm Tigers were operational. The total number of North Korean tanks increased to 4,100 in November this year from 3,900 in 2008. The number of soldiers in North Korea’s military was unchanged at about 1.19 million, the report said. That compares with about 650,000 active military personnel in South Korea and 28,500 service personnel stationed in the nation by the U.S.Hmmmm.....This combined with the story that China is preparing for war from all sides doesn't give a good feeling.Read the full story here.

  • For Holder, New Congress Means New Headaches.WASHINGTON — When the Obama administration wakes up next month to a divided capital, no cabinet member will be facing a more miserable prospect of oversight hearings and subpoenas than Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.“It’s likely to be a difficult year,” said Bruce Buchanan, a political science professor at the University of Texas, Austin, who said Mr. Holder’s coming fights are likely to “attract press attention in a way that steps on other messages the Obama administration would like to have front and center.” Sitting in a conference room adjacent to his office this month, Mr. Holder pointed out that he had been deputy attorney general in the Clinton administration, when both chambers of Congress were under Republican control and were conducting aggressive oversight of the Justice Department. “You’ve got to understand that I cut my teeth in the leadership of this department dealing with the situation we’re about to encounter,” he said. He defended himself in advance on some hot-button issues, and he seemed to hint at some steps in the realm of counterterrorism policies that might hearten his conservative critics in Congress but could draw criticism on the left. He also laid out what amounts to an agenda for the coming year, from continuing to restore the “traditional mission” of the department — law enforcement work put on the back burner after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 — to national security matters, including a fresh push to overhaul an important surveillance law. As Mr. Holder takes up such work, the incoming House chairmen most likely to play leading roles in Justice Department oversight are Representatives Lamar Smith of Texas, the new head of the Judiciary Committee, and Darrell Issa of California, who will lead the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Both declined to be interviewed, but Mr. Smith said in a statement, “I am committed to fair and reasonable oversight of the Justice Department and to ensuring openness and transparency of our federal law enforcement agencies.” Read the full story here.

  • And now for something completely different.Lingerie Football League players pose for new PETA poster.They may toss the pigskin, but they will not wear fur.That's the message six members of the Chicago Bliss want to send by posing in PETA's latest poster.Wide receiver Nadia Larysa (far left) told that "our games sell out usually to around 7,000 fans in our stadium, and we have millions of viewers who watch the games live on MTV2, so we figured our image is powerful enough to make and impact and influence people to make the right choice when buying their next winter coat."Read and see the full story here.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Rep. King: Congress Will Investigate Pigford, ACORN

MFS - The Other News

                         Afternoon Posting.

  • Counter-terror ‘expert’ tells cops: Kill militant Muslims, ‘including children’.A counter-terrorism consultant told a meeting of law enforcement officials that the way to combat militant Muslims is to "kill them ... including the children," says a news report.Walid Shoebat, a self-described "former PLO terrorist" who "now speaks out for USA and Israel," reportedly made the comment at a speech during a conference of the International Counter-Terrorism Officers Association in Las Vegas this past October, according to the Huffington Post's Chip Berlet.Religion writer Richard Bartholomew describes Shoebat as "a pseudo-expert on terrorism, Islamic extremism, and Biblical prophecy, and he teaches that Obama is a secret Muslim and that the Bible has prophesised a Muslim anti-Christ."In comments at the Huffington Post, Michael Riker, head of ICTOA, which sponsored the Las Vegas conference, defended Shoebat."What you hear from Walid is the TRUTH," he wrote. Speaking about the Las Vegas conference, Riker said "the attendees were glued to what Walid had to say and the majority of them agreed. The liberal media is afraid to hear what the truth really is. Who has been planning attacks on our country? We are in a war of ideology and if you don't know that you need to get you head out of the sand."Hmmmm....You don't treat cancer with plastic surgery.Read the full story here.

  • Former Marine walks free after shooting dog owner dead... for letting pet relieve itself on his award-winning front lawn.A 69-year-old retired U.S. Marine will not serve a day of jail time for killing a man whose dog urinated on his lawn. Will County Judge Daniel Rozak made the ruling in the case this afternoon, meaning that Charles J Clements will serve four years of probation for the May shooting of 23-year-old Joshua Funches. The court heard that Funches was walking his fox terrier in the Chicago suburb of University Park on May 9 when the dog urinated on Clements' front lawn.Clements, who had been been given an award for his manicured front lawn and was fiercely proud of it, confronted Funches over the incident.An argument between the two men ensued, during which Clements pulled out a .45-calibre handgun and pointed it at Funches.Witnesses later told police Funches became agitated and said: 'Next time you pull out a pistol, why don't you use it?'Assistant State's Attorney Sondra Denmark said Clements responded by firing a single shot that struck Funches in the abdomen. The father of two was pronounced dead at St James Hospital in nearby Olympia Fields.According to the Chicago Tribune, Clements had won a lawn-beautification award handed out to residents, and neighbours told the newspaper he was known to yell at anyone who stepped on his lawn. But Clements' attorney, Daniel Collins, claimed the shooting was in self-defence and occurred after Funches repeatedly struck Clements in the face. Mr Collins said: 'He feared for his safety. He also felt that his life was in danger.'Hmmmm...."He had the gun handy for any 'moles' approaching his lawn"?Read the full story here.

  • UK cable in 1980 said Israel ready to use bomb.Former Ambassador Robinson told Foreign Office 'if Israelis are to be destroyed, they will go down fighting this time'.A British ambassador to Israel warned as early as 1980 that Israel would detonate a nuclear bomb in case of a new war with the Arabs, according to previously secret state documents released on Thursday."If they (Israelis) are to be destroyed, they will go down fighting this time. They will be ready to use their atomic weapon," ambassador John Robinson wrote in a cable to the Foreign Office on May 4, 1980. Israel has never confirmed or denied having atom bombs under a policy of ambiguity to deter numerically superior foes."As long as there is no agreement on the West Bank and Jerusalem which satisfies the Palestinians, they will be driven increasingly to extremism; moderate governments in the area and Western interest will be increasingly threatened; opportunities for Soviet influence and intervention will increase; and so will the danger of a new war," the cable said.Hmmm.....Can you blame them after 6 Million victims?Read the full story here.

  • Iran is now a nuclear state: Ahmadinejad.Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said Iran is now a nuclear country and that it has achieved nuclear know-how for energy purposes, a media report said. "Though the US and its allies have been exerting political and propaganda pressure and have issued resolutions against Iran over its nuclear programme, all their efforts have failed and Iran has now become a nuclear country," Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying by Press TV.Addressing a gathering in northern Karaj city, the Iranian President said cooperation rather than confrontation was the only way to resolve issues related to Iran's nuclear energy programme."We are open to cooperation based on our rights," he said, warning Western countries that Iran would give a "regretting" response to anyone who "intends to prevent Iran from achieving its rights".He termed the sanction resolutions passed by the UN against Iran as "illegal" and said the sanctions would only "strengthen the Iranian nation" and accelerate the pace of its progress.Source.

  • HT:NiceDeb.Is It Time To Use The “T” Word To Describe The Obama Administration?Is it time to start openly describing this administration, as tyrannical? I’ve been calling Obama and his left-wing allies in Congress Democrat Socialists for two years, now, (because that is what so many of them are), but this is something altogether different. It’s a stronger, harsher word that conjures up images of leftist dictators like Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro. But, what else do you call it when the administration flouts the will of Congress, the courts, and the American people to impose its far-left agenda through arbitrary regulation? What other name is there for it?As Robert Allen Bonelli notes in his Big Government piece, Using Regulation Against The Will Of The People:Written into the Declaration of Independence is a simple imperative, “Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Our nation was built on this concept, but the Obama administration is using its power to write regulation to circumvent the will of the people and advance its own agenda.Three recent examples of this over reach are shocking and all Americans should demand an end to the practice and a reversal of what has already been done. Citizens need to think, whether they agree with the reasons for the circumvention or not, about what is at stake. Using regulation to specifically subjugate the will of the people to the agenda of any president is nothing less than tyranny.So far, all commenters answer my question with a resounding, YES, it’s time (or well past time) to call Obama a tyrant.Hmmmm....It took you so long to realise who or what he is?Read the full story here.

  • HT:IsraelMatzav.US spying on Iran from Turkey.Something tells me that the Turks will not allow this to continue. A document released by Wikileaks Wednesday says that the U.S. has been using its embassy in Turkey to gather intelligence on Iran. According to the cable released from the U.S. embassy in Turkey, the information was gathered through Iranian citizens living in Turkey.The Iranians who were contacted by the Americans were threatened by Iranian agents not to have contact with American diplomats, the cable said, and the information was gathered in clandestine ways to ensure their safety.Read the full story here.

  • Palestinians target settlements in UN resolution.The Palestinians plan to ask the U.N. Security Council in the coming days to declare Israeli settlements illegal and demand a halt to their construction, officials said Wednesday, in a high stakes gamble aimed at increasing pressure on Israel.A draft of the resolution obtained by The Associated Press calls the settlements obstacles to peace but does not ask for sanctions against Israel or any other concrete action. This would be a key element in a Palestinian campaign to rally international support for independence, even without a peace deal. Officials said the strategy reflects their disillusionment with sputtering U.S. peace efforts and Palestinian distrust of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.The move - largely aimed at seeking U.S. support - bears huge risks. Washington has already balked at the resolution and might veto it. Even a U.S. abstention, a more likely option, would greatly diminish the resolution's significance. Israel blasted the measure as an effort to avoid negotiations.The draft, dated Dec. 21, notably does not call for sanctions, instead urging both sides to continue negotiations toward a peace deal. One senior Palestinian official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the process is ongoing, said the conciliatory language was added in hopes of winning U.S. support.Hmmmmm....."They don't trust me because of my middle name".Read the full story here.

  • Arab majority in 'historic Palestine' after 2014.The Arab population in "historic Palestine" will equal the Jewish population by 2014, and quickly outstrip it thereafter, Palestinian statistics released Thursday said.The figures published by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics show the Arab population in Israel, the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip nearing the size of the Jewish population, but with a significantly higher birth rate.The bureau said the Arab population in the occupied West Bank and Gaza currently stands at 4.1 million, with another 1.4 million Arabs living inside Israel.That gives a total not far short of the 5.8 million Jews living in the same area, according to current Israeli data."The number of Palestinians (Arabs) will reach that of Jewish residents by the end of 2014, around 6.1 million, at the current growth rate," the Palestinian bureau said.It noted that the birth rate in the Palestinian territories is currently 32.8 per thousand residents, as compared to 26.2 per thousand in Israel.The bureau put the current number of Palestinian refugees living overseas at 5.6 million, primarily in Arab countries.A number of Israelis have advanced the "demographic" argument to push for a two-state solution, warning that without a resolution, the growing Arab population will erase Israel's character as a Jewish state.
    Hmmmmm....."Braveheart:If we can't kill them ,then we will breed them out!"Read the full story here.

  • Video : Woman Who Protested TSA Pat-Downs At OKC Airport Banned From Flying.OKLAHOMA CITY -- The woman who made national headlines for her near-naked protest at the airport in Oklahoma City is back and once again banned from flying.Banovac was back at the Will Rogers Airport Tuesday and once again, security says she can't board her flight back home to Phoenix.Last month security denied her access because they said they found traces of nitrate somewhere on her body.Now, it's something near her bottom that is raising a red flag."The stated reason was there was... They were unable to clear an unusual contour of my buttocks area," said Banovac.Tammy wouldn't say what the unusual contour was, but says she's sleeping at the airport. She was told she would be allowed to board her flight home Wednesday morning.Hmmm.....This sounds ridiculous.Read the full story here.

  • More Senior Iranian Clerics Lambaste Government.Three more senior Iranian clerics have come out with criticisms of government policy. Ayatollah Ali Mohammad Dastgheyb, a member of the Assembly of Experts, said during a meeting on December 28 with the family of jailed reformist politician Mostafa Tajzadeh the current regime is neither a republic nor Islamic, according to the opposition Kaleme website. Referring to the ongoing crackdown, Dastgheyb said none of the sources of emulation approves of what is currently happening in Iran, which he said violates "the Koran, Sunnah [words and actions of the Prophet Muhammad], and [the country's] constitution."Ayatollah Yusef Sanei, a senior reformist cleric in Qom, said placing prisoners in solitary confinement for a long time and violating their rights is against Shari'a law. And on December 27, Ayatollah Vahid Khorasani, a source of emulation in Qom, said the confession of a person who is in prison has no validity, and a judge who issues a sentence merely based on such a confession is not qualified to judge. Paris-based religious scholar Mohammad Javad Akbarin told Radio Farda that Khorasani's statement is not an expression of a political position, but a reminder to the establishment that it is ignoring Shari'a law. "Although the Islamic republic regime claims that it implements Shari'a law, its judicial system is acting otherwise," Akbarin said. That is why Khorasani's statement, which is nothing new, just an undeniable tenet of Shari'a, is so noteworthy for us, he added. The influential hard-line newspaper "Kayhan" recently harshly criticized senior clerics who have visited political prisoners' families, calling such acts "all grist to the enemy's mill."Read the full story here.

  • Assange: I'll reveal info that will spark Arab world coups.WikiLeaks founder tells Al Jazeera leaked documents in his possession show top Arab officials disclose sensitive information to CIA.Julian Assange, founder of the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, said he holds the names of senior officials in the Arab world who visit US embassies in their respective countries voluntarily "to establish links" with the CIA."These officials are spies for the US in their countries," Assange said in the second part of his interview with Arab television network Al Jazeera. He said the leaked documents in his possession show that Arab officials reveal sensitive information on their colleagues and respective countries. Read the full story here.

  • President and family on multi-million dollar Christmas vacation in Hawaii.President Obama and his family are enjoying a delightful Christmas vacation with friends and family in the chief executive's home state of Hawaii.Nobody questions a president's right or need to take take away from the White House, but an investigation by Hawaii Reporter has turned up some eye-opening information about the costs and other aspects of the Obama get-away.Just consider these estimates on part of the costs of the latest Obama Hawaii trip:

  1. * Mrs. Obama’s early flight to Hawaii: $63,000 (White House Dossier)
  2. * Obama’s round trip flight to Hawaii: $1 million (GAO estimates)
  3. * Housing in beachfront homes for Secret Service and Seals in Kailua ($1,200 a day for 14 days): $16,800
  4. * Costs for White House staff staying at Moana Hotel: $134,400 ($400 per day for 24 staff) – excluding meals and other room costs
  5. * Police overtime: $250,000 (2009 costs reported by Honolulu Police Department)
  6. * Ambulance: $10,000 (City Spokesperson)TOTAL COST: $1,474,200.Hmmmm......Vivre comme Dieu en France?Read the full story here.

  • Rapist of 17 girls blames it on the 'devil'.Man who violated teens allegedly lured his victims to his house.A man who raped 17 girls in Saudi Arabia, including a 13-year-old teenager, told the police he had committed such crimes on the devil’s orders.The unnamed man, a school employee, had used his religious treatment and dream interpretation skills to seduce the girls to his house, where he “had sex with them and tore their virginity,” Anbakuk newspaper said on Thursday.In a report from the capital Riyadh, it said one of the victims was a Saudi 13-year-old girl, who later begged him to “heal her virginity.”“Police also found texts and phone numbers of many other women in his mobile phone…the victims included Arab and Indonesian girls,” it said.“The man told the court in Riyadh that he had been seduced and commanded by the devil to commit such acts…the court will soon sentence him.”Hmmmm....Now that's a change from "The evil djinn" made me do it.Read the full story here.

  • Related - Woman accuses sorcerer of controlling her.A Saudi woman is accusing an Indian expatriate in the Gulf Kingdom of practicing sorcery to control her and pushing her to marry him.The woman in the central town of Makkah admitted to police that she could not stop thinking of the Indian cleaner and always wanted to be with him when he came to her house for cleaning, Anbakum daily reported on Thursday.She said that she could not complain about him because she and her 63-year-old blind father were under his magic spell.The paper said the 29-year-old woman, who was not identified, hired the 42-year-old Indian to help her father and tidy up their house in the holy city.“Suddenly, I started to have an urge for this man and I no longer could stop him or even complain about him…I stopped prayers and left the Quran memorisation lessons although this man works at a Quran memorisation centre.”According to the paper, the Indian promised the woman to marry her and take her to his home country after his job contract expires within two years.He then asked me to meet him near the Grand Mosque in Makkah…I told my friend about this and she phoned the police,” she said.“He came to the meeting on time to find the police waiting for him…they found in his possession magic papers, animal skins, threads and pieces of cloth…they also found porno films in his mobile phone.”Read the full story here.

  • Israeli diplomat ambushed by NY Times staff. The New York Times, flagship of the liberal American media, has never been a friend of the Jewish state. But the newspaper’s aversion to Israel turned to open hostility this month when its top editors ambushed and tore into an unsuspecting senior official from the Israeli Consulate in New York City.The Israeli official was invited by the Times editors, among them rabid columnist Thomas Friedman, to meet with them at their office. Being a veteran at dealing with the American media, the official assumed the invitation was for a friendly discussion and perhaps an interview regarding the peace process and other matters of importance to Israel.The Israeli had no idea he was being invited for what he described as a lynch.As the meeting started, the Times editors - most of them Jews, and one of them a former Israeli - began to attack the Israeli diplomat, and refused to give him even a moment to respond.They blamed Israel for everything, the diplomat told Israel Today.Read the full story here.

  • Rep. King: Obama recess appointment at Justice Dept. 'absolutely shocking'.Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the incoming chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, has angrily denounced President Obama’s recess appointment of James Cole as deputy attorney general.King called Cole’s appointment “absolutely shocking” and said it might be one of the worst appointments Obama will make during his presidency.“I strongly oppose the recess appointment of James Cole to lead the national security team at the Department of Justice,” King said in a statement. “The appointment indicates that the Obama Administration continues to try to implement its dangerous policies of treating Islamic terrorism as a criminal matter.”The harsh words demonstrate the deep divisions that exist between some of the president’s policies and Republican positions on terrorism issues and serve as a harbinger of the inevitable clashes to come between the GOP chairmen of key national security committees and the administration.“This may be one of the worst appointments by President Obama during his presidency,” King added, referring to Cole as a “left-wing ideologue who places terrorists in the same categories as drug peddlers."While the recess appointment allows Obama to fill a key spot at the Department of Justice, Cole will have to be nominated again and confirmed by the end of the next session of Congress. That could be tougher, given the larger GOP minority in the next Senate.Hmmmm.....Acting like a real dictator during his Royal holiday at taxpayer expence.Read the full story here.

  • Obama bypasses Senate, appoints envoy to Syria.US President Barack Obama has bypassed the US Senate and directly appointed four new ambassadors, including Robert Ford, who will become the first US envoy to Syria since 2005.Specific senators had blocked or refused to consider the confirmations of the nominees for various reasons, including questions about their qualifications. But in the most high-profile case, that of the new envoy to Syria, a number of senators objected because they believed sending an ambassador to the country would reward it for bad behavior."Making undeserved concessions to Syria tells the regime in Damascus that it can continue to pursue its dangerous agenda and not face any consequences from the US," Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the incoming chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said in a statement. "That is the wrong message to be sending to a regime which continues to harm and threaten US interests and those of such critical allies as Israel."Hmmmmm....."They don't trust me because of my middle name"?Read the full story here.

  • HT:NewsMax.Obama Sidesteps Hill With EPA Carbon Limits.The Obama administration will use government agencies and the Clean Air Act to push through its global warming agenda after failing in Congress. reports that on Jan.2 new carbon limits will be set and the Environmental Protection Agency will then draw up regulations requiring companies to get permits to release greenhouse gases.“Regulations, period -- any kind of regulation is a weight on economy,” he said. “It requires people to comply with the law, which takes work hours and time, which reduces the profitability of firms. Therefore, they grow more slowly and you create less jobs."Hmmmm.....Look at Europe "Going Green" only brought there higher costs and less jobs!Anyone still thinking he wont act as a dictator if he looses the next elections?Read the full story here.
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