Saturday, July 31, 2010
NOT BLAGO; CHARLIE RANGEL.
WHAT FREEEEEEKIN' AMORAL IDIOTS.
BUT I GUESS IT'S TO BE EXPECTED OF FOLKS WHO STILL ADMIRE BJ CLINTON AND CONSIDER PELOSI AND REID AND BARNEY FRANK AND CHRIS DOOD TO BE RESPECTABLE.
German judge Christian Tomuschat is facing increased pressure to step down as head of the UN panel charged with reviewing the implementation of the Goldstone report's demands.No doubt this awful man also harbors more than a considerable amount of anti-Americanism, since many of the same people who hold these sentiments towards Israel have the same ones towards America.
Critics say Mr Tomuschat has already likened Israel's self-defence actions to "state terrorism", and thus cannot provide an unbiased assessment of whether Israel and Hamas have properly investigated and then tried those alleged to have committed war crimes during Operation Cast Lead.
Mr Tomuschat, professor emeritus at Humboldt University, Berlin, was named this summer as head of the panel, which is to submit its report in October. The other members of the committee are attorney and special UN rapporteur Param Cumaraswamy of Malaysia and former New York State Supreme Court Justice Mary McGowan Davis.
At issue are Mr Tomuschat's past statements on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In a 2002 essay on responses to terrorism, he wrote - commenting on Israel's military response to terrorist attacks - that a state that orders retaliation against "presumed terrorists" knowing civilians might be killed "deserve[s] the same blame as those targeted by them".
[...]Hillel Neuer, director of the Geneva-based NGO, UN Watch, said that he should indeed step down.
"A panel tasked with assessing the effectiveness of Israel's war crimes investigations, headed by someone who has already made up his mind and declared himself on this precise question - against Israel - is not only absurd but a travesty of justice."
The appointment of an open critic of Israel is further evidence, he said, of an anti-Israel bias on the UN Human Rights Council, which includes as members states that are dictatorships, are implicated in genocide or otherwise have shady records on human rights.
In his 2002 essay, Mr Tomaschut also suggested that the victim of a terror attack might be to blame for his own suffering: "Any state under terrorist attack should "analyse its own conduct and ask itself whether it has made mistakes which have given rise to frustration, hatred and despair."
We have another example of a German who's failed to learn from the grave crimes committed by his predecessors, and a man who has no business being involved in politics. And yet another example of how the UN is worthless. Tomuschat should definitely step down, but probably won't.
IT WOULD BE NO MORE DISTASTEFUL THAN THE GROUND ZERO MOSQUE.
IF MUSLIMS CAN BUILD A MOSQUE AT GROUND ZERO, THEN THE KKK MIGHT AS WELL BURN A CROSS AT THE LORRAINE MOTEL.
ANTI-JIHAD/ANTI-INTIFADA MOVE FROM SARKOZY: WANTS TO STRIP CITIZENSHIP FROM FOREIGN BORN WHO THREATEN COPS
President Nicolas Sarkozy said French nationality should be stripped from anyone of foreign origin who threatened the life of a police officer.
He said nationality should be revoked from people who "threatens the life of a police officer or anybody involved in public policing".
Mr Sarkozy made the comments in Grenoble, which saw clashes between police and rioters earlier this month.
At least 50 cars were burnt and police were fired on.
The violence began after a local man died while fleeing police, after allegedly robbing a casino.
THE "LOCAL MAN" WAS A MUSLIM AND THOSE WHO RIOTED WERE MUSLIMS.
THEY DON'T BELONG IN THE WEST; THEY'RE ONLY HERE TO OVERTHROW OUR CIVILIZATION AND REPLACE IT WITH SHARIA.
Tattoos of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s signature, founder of the modern day secular Turkey, is becoming more of a popular choice among secular Turks.IS IT A SIGN OF THE TIMES OR TOO LITTLE TOO LATE?
“This tattoo is getting more and more popular every day, especially among young people,” Murat Arti, a tattoo artist and the owner of Tattoo Murat in the Sisli district of Istanbul, told the UAE-based THE NATIONAL newspaper.
“They think the government is trying to make them forget Ataturk. The government is even trying to change the constitution now.”
Friday, July 30, 2010
A blast rocked a local tax office in central China, killing at least four people and injuring 19, in what police say appeared to be a deliberate attack, the official Xinhua news agency said Saturday.
Friday afternoon's explosion occurred at a district tax office in Changsha, capital of Hunan province, Xinhua said.
Initial investigations showed the explosion was a planned attack, Xinhua cited the city's police department as saying in a statement.
China is struggling to contain social tensions, and anger over issues ranging from the cost of health care to a rapidly widening rich-poor gap in the past has exploded into violence.
Four people have been killed and 19 injured in a blast at a tax office in central China that police say appeared to be a deliberate attack
PEOPLE EVERYWHERE JUST WANNA BE FREE.
- Communist ANSWER Coalition Spearheads Immigration Protests in Phoenix — Special Forum Edition, 'Moments With Fidel'
Or is it?
The back-to-back trials of a pair of black lawmakers represent an unprecedented use of an ethics adjudication system that has rarely been used by House members accused of breaking House rules…
POLITICO first reported earlier this week that the committee was expected to unveil its charges against Waters before leaving town for the recess.
Her decision to go to trial appears to have postponed the release of the committee’s formal charging document, called a “Statement of Alleged Violation.”…
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have complained that the OCE has unfairly and disproportionately targeted them, and many have signed onto a legislative effort to de-fang the office.
Smart play by Waters to force a trial. With the Rangel case already on the national radar and the CBC unhappy that its members are in the crosshairs, she probably figures, with good reason, that it’s unlikely the ethics committee will come down hard on her. Which raises the question: Can this clusterfark get any worse for Democrats? My friends, it can.
THE DEMOCRAT PARTY HAS BECOME NOTHING MORE THAN A COALITION OF THE CORRUPT AND THE GULLIBLE.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
ANOTHER CORRUPT DEMOCRAT LIBERAL CONGRESSPERSON EXPOSED: MAXINE WATERS
NYTIMES:Top federal regulators say they were taken aback when they learned that a California congresswoman who helped set up a meeting with bankers last year had family financial ties to a bank whose chief executive asked them for up to $50 million in special bailout funds.THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME SHE'S BEEN IMPLICATED IN A SCANDAL:
Representative Maxine Waters, Democrat of California, requested the September meeting on behalf of executives at One- United, one of the nation’s largest black-owned banks.
Ms. Waters’s husband, Sidney Williams, had served on the bank’s board until early last year and has owned at least $250,000 of its stock.
Treasury officials said the session with nearly a dozen senior banking regulators was intended to allow minority-owned banks and their trade association to discuss the losses they had incurred from the federal takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
But Kevin Cohee, OneUnited’s chief executive, instead seized the opportunity to plead for special assistance for his bank, federal officials said.
“Here you had a tiny community bank that comes in and they are not proposing a broader policy — they were asking for help for themselves,” said Stephen Lineberry, a former Treasury aide who attended the meeting. “I don’t remember that ever happening before.”
Ms. Waters declined on Tuesday to comment on the meeting, or to say whether her husband still owned shares of OneUnited.AT THE VERY LEAST, SHE AND RANGEL AND MURTHA AND DODD AND REID AND PELOSI AND EMANUEL SHOULD BE CENSURED FOR THEIR CORRUPTION.
LOS ANGELES - Rep. Maxine Waters family members earned more than $1 million in the last eight years doing business with candidates, companies and causes she helped, a newspaper reported Sunday. Waters' daughter and son pocketed fees from campaigns endorsed by the congresswoman while her husband worked for a bond underwriting firm that received government business from her political allies, the Los Angeles Times reported. Waters, an influential Democratic lawmaker since 1990, whose district includes parts of Los Angeles, would not answer detailed questions on the business dealings, insisting her family's fortunes were kept apart from her political activities.
. . . The Waters' close financial ties are not expressly prohibited by state laws or congressional ethics rules. The Times reported that Waters and her children are linked through a political organization called L.A. Vote that publishes an election mailer listing campaigns she endorsed. Some candidates are included free of charge, while others pay tens of thousands of dollars, it said.
. . . Of the $1.7 million that L.A. Vote collected in the last eight years, nearly $450,000 went to Waters' daughter, Karen Waters, and her consulting firm, public disclosure reports show. About $115,000 was paid to the congresswoman's son. Waters' husband, Sidney Williams, was paid nearly $500,000 for consulting work with Siebert, Brandford & Shank, a municipal bond company, and with politicians his wife supports, public records show. The Times reported that Williams helped the company win a $40 million school bond sale approved by school board members that paid Waters' mailer operation to advertise her endorsement.
Obama bows to a superior - Chris Christie: The Astute Bloggers scoops Hot Air, Michelle Malkin, Weasel Zippers - and everyone else by 2 yes TWO days!
Obama Bows AgainBy Doug Powers • July 30, 2010 09:59 AM
**Written by Doug Powers
Finally, a leader worthy of an Obamabow: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie:
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**Written by Doug Powers
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As La Niña takes hold in South America, we are seeing something I’m not sure I have ever seen before. Temperatures in some parts of the Andes Mountains of Bolivia are forecast to average below -5C this week. The entire country of Bolivia is located inside the Tropic of Capricorn.IOW: AGW = BS. TFBS.
- NOTE TO BRIT TWIT: BLOCKADE WAS RESPONSE TO HAMAS; IT DID NOT BREED HAMAS - AND HAMAS IS A RADICAL MUSLIM TERROR ORGANIZATION.
- NOTE: THESE MUSLIM RADICALS KILL MORE MUSLIMS THAN THE USA OR ISRAEL.
- NOTE: IF THERE WAS NO BLOCKADE, THEN THESE MUSLIM RADICALS WOULD BE LAUNCHING BIGGER ROCKETS.
THEY'D NEVER DREAM OF CRITICIZING TURKEY OR RUSSIA OR PAKISTAN AR AFGHANISTAN OR THE USA FOR DOING THE SAME.
(Israelnationalnews.com) Ex-Justice and Interior Minister Chaim Ramon advised top PA negotiator Saeb Erekat in a private conversation that it would not be worth the PA’s while to enter into direct talks with Israel - in direct contrast with the official Israeli position. MK Michael Ben-Ari says the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) must investigate the matter.That's okay, because I think I've heard enough already. If this is true, it tells that even out of parliament, Ramon is one of those kind of people who's a menace, doing everything possible to embarrass the PM into appeasement tactics. And if Shimon Peres is involved, that suggests he still hasn't changed.
An unidentified man contacted Israel Radio, saying he overheard the conversation in the Jerusalem Colony Hotel [note: it's actually called the AMERICAN Colony Hotel] dining room three weeks ago. From his detailed reenactment of the talk, it appears that he was able to record it, but he refused to confirm or deny this detail.
Ramon was a controversial left-wing Knesset Member of the Labor Party for more than two decades, and switched to Kadima with Ariel Sharon after the Disengagement from Gush Katif. He resigned from the Knesset a year ago, two years after he was convicted of indecency with a female soldier who asked to be photographed with him.
According to the witness, who said another person was with him at the time, the conversation took place less than two feet away from him.
Ramon reportedly said clearly that he was sent to speak with Erekat by President Shimon Peres. “He said in these words: ‘I was sent by the President of Israel, Shimon Peres,’” the man, whose voice was electronically garbled during the broadcast, related.
The witness said, “It was perfectly clear throughout the conversation that Ramon was sent to advise the Palestinians how to conduct the proximity talks and that it would be pointless to enter the direct talks because in any event Netanyahu will not agree to grant anything to the PA.”
“For instance,” the witness recounted, “Erekat said that the previous prime minister [Ehud Olmert] offered to have 50,000 or 60,000 Arab refugees enter Israel, but the PA demands 100,000 or 200,000. Ramon said that if you [the PA] did not agree then to Olmert’s offer, there is no way that Bibi [Netanyahu] would agree to more. So Erekat said, ‘So what do you propose?’ and Ramon said, ‘Not to enter the direct talks; you won’t get anything anyway.’”
The witness also said that Ramon told Erekat that “if the PA wants more checkpoints to be removed, it must do X, Y and Z.” However, interviewer Ayala Hasson did not ask him to elaborate on what steps Ramon told Erekat must be done.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
THEY WOULD'VE MASSACRED HIM.
BUT INSTEAD, OBAMA GOT VIEW-LATIO.
- NOTHING BETTER PROVES THE USELESS LEFTIENESS OF THE MSM BETTER -
- NOR THE INEPT MEDIA APPROACH OF THE OBAMA WHITE HOUSE.
- TO IMPROVE IN THE POLLS OBAMA NEEDS TO APPEAR MORE PRESIDENTIAL, NOT MORE PERSONABLE - HE NEEDS TO INSTILL CONFIDENCE, NOT CONVIVIALITY.
- TO DO THAT, PRESIDENTS USUALLY GO OVERSEAS AND MEET WITH FOREIGN LEADERS - NOT GO ON MORNING CHICK-CHAT SHOWS.
- SHEESH. HILLARY WOULDN'T'VE EVER MADE THIS MISTAKE.
Police in California say they have seized $1.7bn worth of marijuana plants in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
They have also arrested 97 people over the past three weeks, most of them Mexican nationals believed to have ties with Mexican drug cartels.
White House drug czar Gil Kerlikowske said police had found industrial-sized plantations of marijuana.
Experts say Mexican cartels are increasingly growing marijuana in the US, rather than smuggling it there.
450 officers from local, state and federal agencies took part in the raids in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in California.
They found more than a hundred locations where marijuana was being grown illegally.
JUST ANOTHER FREEKIN' REASON FOR CRACKING DOWN ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND BUILDING THAT DAMN WALL ALREADY!
Bolivian authorities say an Aymara priest who inaugurated President Evo Morales has been arrested in a bust that netted 530 pounds (240 kilograms) of liquid cocaine.
Col. Felix Molina directs Bolivia's anti-narcotics force. He says 55-year-old spiritual leader Valentin Mejillones was arrested in a raid on his home Tuesday along with his son and a Colombian couple who were not identified.
Mejillones swore Morales into his second term as president in January in an Andean ritual at the country's largest archaeological temple.
LIKE CHAVEZ, MORALES IS A PRO-JIAHD, JUDEO-CHRISTIAN CIVILIZATION HATING POSTMODERN NARCO-SOCIALIST.
HE EPITOMIZES THE AXIS OF EVIL: A VILE MIX OF JIHAD, TERROR, SOCIALISM, AND DRUGS.
IT'S NO ACCIDENT THAT LEBANON AND AFGHANISTAN AND BOLIVIA AND MEXICO ARE ALL SOCIALIST AND ALL PRO-JIHADIST - AND ALSO CENTERS OF NARCOTICS TRAFFICKING.
THEY'RE BIRDS OF A FEATHER: MARX, MOHAMED AND DRUG-DEALERS EPITOMIZE EVIL.
EVIL IS AS EVIL DOES.
PUSHING DRUGS, ISLAM, MARX... IS PUSHING EVIL.
THEY SHOULD ALL BE DEALT WITH ACCORDINGLY.
ISRAEL IS HAPPY.
Israel is tied with Canada, Switzerland, and Australia as the world's eighth happiest country out of 155 surveyed, according to a Gallup World Poll posted by Forbes Thursday.
Forbes said the richest countries were by and large the happiest. Scandinavian countries dominated the list, with Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and the Netherlands taking all top five spots. African nations took up most of the bottom, with Sierra Leone, Cambodia (not African), Comoros, Buriundi, and Togo ranking as the unhappiest countries on earth.
Israel far outstripped its neighbors in happiness, with Jordan ranking 52, Lebanon 73, Egypt and Syria 115. The Palestinian Territories were 88 on the list.
The US ranked number 14 on the list, ahead of Britain, 17.
Iran came in at the middle, with 81. War-torn Iraq ranked 110, and Afghanistan 115.
The four-year survey asked thousands of respondents in the 155 countries to give a "life evaluation" score between one and ten, and cataloged their daily feelings to decide what percentage of people in each country were "thriving, struggling, or suffering." The survey was taken between 2005 and 2009.
THE ISLAM DOMINATED NATIONS IN THE REGION ARE NOT SO HAPPY.
AS THE GUY SAID: "BY THEIR FRUITS SHALL YOU KNOW THEM."
Archaeologists investigating the Sv. Ivan (St. John) island off Sozopol have found an exquisite reliquary – a relic urn – built in the altar of an ancient church bearing the name of St. John the Baptist.
The reliquary has the shape of a sarcophagus and is dated end of 4th - beginning of 5th c. AD. It was discovered by the team of Prof. Kazimir Popkonstantinov.
The church's name, as well as the fact that it had a special emperor's statute issued, has hinted to archeologists that it might actually contain St. John's relics. The urn is expected to be opened Sunday.
The Hamas Islamic movement that controls the Gaza Strip has banned shops from displaying women’s underwear in their windows, saying it offends public morality.They may face even worse than that, but the Hamas isn't telling. If there's anyone who isn't getting good treatment in Gaza, it's women, as this shows.
The prohibition is intended to “restore public morals in Palestinian society,” according to an e-mailed statement sent Thursday by Hamas police spokesman Ayman Batniji. “The police will also launch investigations into the conduct of the store owners to avoid any suspicious behavior with female customers,” the statement said.
The ban is the latest measure regulating female modesty according to traditional Muslim custom enacted by Hamas during the three years since it seized control of Gaza.
In October last year, women were forbidden from riding behind men on motor scooters, and girls in some public schools must wear headscarves and cloaks. Hamas banned woman from smoking hookah tobacco pipes in public two weeks ago.
The lingerie order also mandates the removal of scantily clad mannequins from store windows, as well as keeping shop doors open when women are inside. Violators of the new regulations will face fines, the statement said.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
JENNIFER KEETON TOSSED OUT OF GRAD SCHOOL BECAUSE SHE'S A CHRISTIAN - if she was Muslim, then Obama and Holder would be suing on her behalf!
... Jennifer Keeton, who has sued Augusta State University to keep from getting expelled for not repudiating her statements about homosexuality. Keeton expressed her biblical perspective on the subject in and out of class while working toward a degree in counseling, and the school mandated a “remediation plan” that appears to have required her to renounce her Christian doctrine in order to gain a diploma from the school. The school has responded that a bias against homosexuality would disqualify Keeton from certification, a position that would put most Christians in Keeton’s position.
... It sounds to me like the ACA [AMERICAN COUNSELING ASSOCIATION] wants a “don’t ask, don’t tell” rule for religion. That runs square into the First Amendment, especially for a state-run school. The ACA’s idea of who comes first doesn’t get to trump the restriction on freedom of religious exercise. If clients get off-put by Keeton’s approach to counseling, they can look for another counselor. Now, the ACA can decide not to certify her; as a private organization, they have that prerogative. If they do that explicitly based on her religious belief, however, they may have a problem with that in court, especially as it will block Keeton’s ability to make a living.
The state-run school has no such leeway. They cannot impose a religious test for graduation, no matter how they dress it up.
IF SHE WAS A MUSLIM, THEN OBAMA AND HOLDER WOULD BE SUING THE ACA AND THE GRAD SCHOOL ON HER BEHALF.
THE POSTMODERN LEFT AND THEIR GRAMSCIAN ALLIES AND JIHADIST COMRADES HATE JUDEO-CHRISTIANITY.
THAT'S WHAT THIS IS REALLY ABOUT.
Can Turkey Give Our Defense Secrets to Iran? [Michael Rubin]
The truth is we don’t know. We’re on the verge of selling Turkey our most advanced fighter, and there has been little attention given to what the shift in Turkey’s foreign-policy orientation means when it comes to technology-sharing. From some congressional testimony I gave today at a hearing about Turkey:
Precisely because the F-35 will be the fighter the U.S. Air Force will most depend on to maintain air superiority in the decades ahead, the decision to sell F-35s to Turkey, whose future foreign policy orientation is in question, should be reviewed by appropriate Defense Department elements to assess possible loss of critical technology to states of concern. Congress should mandate that review, specify that it be completed within the year, and then make it available to the appropriate committees of Congress.
Would it really hurt for Secretary Gates to explain what steps the Pentagon has taken to ensure that the secrets of the aircraft we are going to rely on for decades to come are safe? Sure, Turkey is a NATO partner, but would our secrets be safe from potential rogue operators in the government or military? Does the Pentagon know? Does President Obama care?
WAS HERE AT THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS 6 MONTHS AGO - BEFORE ANYONE ELSE.
AND WE POSTED IT AGAIN IN JUNE. TWICE. NO - THRICE.
AND AGAIN IN JULY. TWICE.
THIS IS SERIOUS STUFF, FOLKS:
IF OUR MILITARY SECRETS FALL INTO IRAN'S HANDS THEN THEY MIGHT BE ABLE TO NEUTRALIZE A PREEMPTIVE ATTACK AND GAIN NUCLEAR WEAPONS.
ONCE THAT HAPPENS THEY'VE ACHIEVED DETERRENCE - JUST LIKE THEIR COMRADES IN NORTH KOREA.
WE MUSTN'T LET THAT HAPPEN.
THE BEST WAY FOR US TO ENSURE IT WON'T IS TO VOTE GOP THIS NOVEMBER.
Stupid beyond belief…
(NewsBusters) — Pogrom: etymology–Yiddish, from Russian, literally, devastation. “An organized massacre of helpless people; specifically, such a massacre of Jews.” — Merriam-Webster
Chris Matthews has pulled off the rare unassisted triple-play of inanity. On this evening’s Hardball, he:
1. argued that enforcing the Arizona immigration law would put police officers in danger because illegals caught in a stop would be under tremendous “moral pressure” to use violence to escape;
2. repeatedly abused a Republican guest. For the sin of disagreeing with him on immigration law, Matthews variously slimed Arizona state Sen. Rick Murphy as a “B.S. artist,” a “hopeless right-winger,” and “not serious;” and
3. most egregiously, claimed that deporting illegal immigrants from the US would constitute a “pogrom.”
FOR EQUATING THE GENOCIDE JEWS SUFFERED IN EASTERN EUROPE TO THE ENFORCEMENT OF FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAWS, CHRIS SHOULD APOLOGIZE OR BE FIRED.
SERIOUSLY: ONLY A PERSON WITH DEEP ANTISEMITIC VIEWS COULD MAKE THE COMPARISON MATTHEWS DID.
Now part of one of the specially crafted sets of teeth is to go under the hammer today after the son of the dental technician who designed them decided to sell it.
THESE TEETH WERE THE ONLY THING FALSE ABOUT WSC.
THERE WAS NO GREATER MAN IN THE LAST CENTURY.
NEWS FROM SHILOH: "As Israel's enemies attempt to deny the nation's connection to its homeland, archaeologists keep digging at the facts."
"As Israel's enemies attempt to deny the nation's connection to its homeland, archaeologists keep digging at the facts."
As Israel's enemies attempt to deny the nation's connection to its homeland, archaeologists keep digging at the facts.
In Shiloh, north of Beit El, excavations are currently being carried out under the auspices of the Archaeological Staff Officer for Judea and Samaria in the IDF Civilian Administration Antiquities Unit and the Binyamin local authority.
Shiloh was where the Holy Sanctuary – precursor to the Holy Temple – stood for about 400 years during the era of the Judges. It is first mentioned in the Book of Joshua, which also states that the Holy Sanctuary was built there. In the Book of Samuel, Shiloh is mentioned as a religious center, where Elkana and his family go to give sacrifices to G-d. During that pilgrimage, Elkana's wife, Hana, asks G-d to give her a son – and eventually gives birth to Samuel the Prophet.
Shiloh is believed by researchers to have fallen into ruin after the Israelites' unsuccessful war with the Philistines, in which the enemy took the Holy Ark captive. The Ark was soon returned to Israel, but was never brought back to Shiloh. Instead, it was taken to Kiryat Yearim until King David had it delivered to Jerusalem.
EVERY TIME THEY STICK A SHOVEL IN THE HOLY LAND THEY PROVE THE BIBLE IS TRUE.
STEVE WYINN: CHINA IS MORE STABLE THAN THE USA UNDER OBAMA - THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS SCOOPS AMERICAN DIGEST AND CURMUDGEONLY BY 3 MONTHS
WAS HERE THREE MONTHS AGO.
HAPPENS ALL THE TIME.
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Almost an entire detective squad in the French city of Grenoble has been put on leave after officers received death threats from underworld figures [UNDERWORLD FIGURES!?!? BULLSHIT!].
Three officers involved in the fatal shooting of a local man earlier this month have been moved out of the unit.
Another 20 were told to spend time with their families after the threats.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy vowed to wage war on the criminals after the threats, which follow rioting in the city over the shooting.
In the past week there have been running battles in Grenoble between police and rioters, following the fatal shooting earlier this month of 27-year-old Karim Boudouda.
Machine guns found
Boudouda was one of two men suspected of holding up a casino at Uriage-les-Bains, near Grenoble, whom police were pursuing early on 16 July.
THIS IS HOW ISLAM HAS ALWAYS BEEN SPREAD: THROUGH INTIMIDATION, TERROR.
IT IS MORE A RELIGION OF INTIMIDATION AND TERROR THAN A RELIGION OF PEACE.
IT SHOULD BE TREATED ACCORDINGLY.
AT THE VERY LEAST, FRANCE SHOULD JAIL FOR LIFE ALL THOSE THREATENING THESE COPS - FOR THEY ARE COMMITTING SEDITION.
IF THE MUSLIM PERPS WOULD RATHER GO INTO VOLUNTARY EXILE, THAT'D BE OKAY, TOO.
NYTIMES/AP:AND 35% OF THAT 70% IS SPENT BY THE TOP 5%.
A monthly consumer survey shows that Americans' confidence in the economy eroded further in July amid job worries.
The reading raises concern about the economic recovery and the back-to-school shopping season.
The Conference Board, a private research group, says its Consumer Confidence Index slipped to 50.4 in July, down from the revised 54.3 in June.
The decline follows a drop of nearly 10 points in June.
Economists surveyed by Thomson Reuters expected 51.0. T
he two straight monthly declines follow three months of increases.
Economists watch the number closely because consumer spending accounts for about 70 percent of U.S. economic activity and is critical to a strong recovery.
A reading above 90 indicates an economy on solid footing.
IOW: 25% - THAT'S ONE-QUARTER - OF THE TOTAL ECONOMY IS THE TOP 5% SPENDING MONEY AND CONSUMING.
- THE TOP 5% SPEND MUCH MORE THAN OTHER FOLKS;
- THEY DON'T JUST STAY HOME AND LISTEN TO THE JINGLES THE COINS MAKE OR SMELL THE INK ON THEIR PAPER-MONEY:
- THEY SPEND IT AND INVEST IT.
- IF WE TAX THEM THEY WON'T SPEND AS MUCH OR INVEST AS MUCH.
- AND WE WILL GET ANOTHER RECESSION.
I know that Gaza has led to real strains in Turkey ’s relationship with Israel. But Turkey is a friend of Israel. And I urge Turkey, and Israel, not to give up on that friendship. Let me be clear. The Israeli attack on the Gaza flotilla was completely unacceptable. And I have told PM Netanyahu, we will expect the Israeli inquiry to be swift, transparent and rigorous. Let me also be clear that the situation in Gaza has to change. Humanitarian goods and people must flow in both directions. Gaza cannot and must not be allowed to remain a prison camp. But as, hopefully, we move in the coming weeks to direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians so it’s Turkey that can make the case for peace and Turkey that can help to press the parties to come together, and point the way to a just and viable solution.So he too has joined the anti-Israel rhetoric, and probably spouts the worst of all. Peter Wehner makes clear that the blockade was justified, yet Cameron fails to take notice of any of the facts.
By the way, what was Cameron doing in Turkey? Backing their bid for EU membership, what else? The man is a downright dhimmi.
UPDATE (RELIAPUNDIT): MORE HERE: Not unusually, Cameron is talking out of his arse.
WE PREVIOUSLY WARNED OUR READERS ABOUT CAMERON'S AND CLEGG'S ANTIZIONISM HERE.
The level of Ontario Lacus, the largest lake in the southern hemisphere of this Saturnian moon, has fallen by some 15 feet over the last four years, causing its shore to recede by as much as 6 miles in some places. Other lakes nearby have similarly receded, according to radar measurements made by the Cassini spacecraft.
However, if prolonged spells of 90-degree temperatures have you yearning for a refreshing icy dip, there are still plenty of bathing opportunities on Titan.
Of course the lakes there are made of liquid methane — and the 90 degrees of temperature are on the Kelvin scale, near enough to absolute zero to challenge even the most cosmically adept polar bear. The atmosphere is nitrogen and methane.
Titan is the only body in the solar system other than Earth that has been found to harbor liquid on its surface, leading many planetary scientists and aspiring astrobiologists to speculate that the same organic chemical processes that led to life on Earth are occurring in a frozen slush of hydrocarbons on Titan.
The discovery that Titan’s lakes are evaporating, at least in the Southern Hemisphere, where summer just ended, suggests that there are active weather and geological cycles on Titan analogous to those on Earth.
AND MAYBE IT'S CAUSING IT HERE ON EARTH, TOO?
IOW: AGW = TFBS.
Monday, July 26, 2010
IF IT'S AN OFFICIAL VISIT, AND OF WE'RE PAYING THE BILLS - FOR HER AND HER KID AND 30 FRIENDS/SECURITY - THEN THE PRESS MUST BE ALLOWED TO COVER IT.
AND THEY'RE GONNA BE OUTTA THE COUNTRY AND AWAY FROM HUBBY ON HIS "BIRTHDAY".
(I USE "..." BECAUSE IT'S JUST THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHRISTIAN DATE OF HIS BIRTH, NOT THE MUSLIM DATE - WHICH WAS 22 SAFAR 1431 OR 2/14/2010 - AND THEY ALREADY CELEBATED IT!!! HEH!)
Lockerbie reminder: in September of last year, the Brits said Obama knew about Megrahi's release in advance
I THINK THAT THIS WEEKEND'S LEAK PROVES THAT OBAMA LIED.
Sunday, September 06, 2009
BREAKING/BOMBSHELL: BRITISH OFFICIAL: OBAMA LIED; KNEW IN ADVANCE ABOUT LOCKERIE BOMBER'S RELEASE
DM:British officials claim Mr Obama and Mrs Clinton were kept informed at all stages of discussions concerning Megrahi’s return
the officials say the Americans spoke out because they were taken aback by the row over Megrahi’s release, not because they did not know it was about to happen.
‘The US was kept fully in touch about everything that was going on with regard to Britain’s discussions with Libya in recent years and about Megrahi,’ said the Whitehall aide.
‘We would never do anything about Lockerbie without discussing it with the US. It is disingenuous of them to act as though Megrahi’s return was out of the blue.
'They knew about our prisoner transfer agreement with Libya and they knew that the Scots were considering Megrahi’s case.’
IF THIS IS TRUE - THAT OBAMA KNEW ABOUT IT AND DIDN'T OBJECT, THEN OBAMA SHOULD RESIGN, OR BE IMPEACHED.
HE MUST RESIGN OR FACE IMPEACHMENT BY THE NEXT CONGRESS.
Republicans are growing increasingly frustrated with Sharron Angle and her lackluster campaign to unseat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), fearing she is jeopardizing what they had long viewed as a sure pickup and costing them a chance to reclaim the majority.REID'S TRACTION COINCIDED WITH THE VIRTUAL ENDORSEMENT BY THE NRA.
I THINK THIS MOVE BY THE NRA WAS A CORRUPT QUID PRO QUO FOR GETTING EXEMPTION IN THE NEW CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW/THE DISCLOSE ACT.
THE 20-25 MILLION RUSSIAN KILLED BY HITLER NUMBER IS BOGUS.
IT'S A STALINIST PROPAGANDA NUMBER NOT TO BE TRUSTED.
MANY DIED OF STARVATION OR AT STALIN'S ORDERS.
OR WERE SHOT DESERTING.
I ASKED WORLD RENOWNED HARVARD RUSSIA EXPERT RICHARD PIPES ABOUT THIS AND HE SAID IT WAS BOGUS.
HERE'S IS HIS RESPONSE:
It is virtually impossible to determine the true number of casualties that the USSR suffered in World War II.OLIVER STONE MIGHT AS WELL BE REGURGITATING THE PROTOCOLS OF THE ELDERS OF ZION.
There are suspicions that the figure of 20 million people includes millions of victims of Stalin's purges of the late 1930's.
I believe that the military losses ranged from 7 to 9 million troops.
These losses were in part so large because the Soviet High Command paid no attention to human lives when launching offensive operations:
one high Soviet official told me that generals deliberately incurred huge losses because that meant to Stalin they were brave!
Yours sincerely, Richard Pipes
UPDATE: MORE CONTEXT:
"Beyond the ignorance he proves with his comments, his demonization of the Jewish people could be a sequel to the Protocols of the Elders of Zion," the minister said. "When a man of Stone's stature says such things, it could lead to a new wave of anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism, and it may even cause real harm to Jewish communities and individuals."HERE'S THE TRUTH: HITLER KILLED ABOUT 9 MILLION RUSSIANS IN A FAIR FIGHT - THE RUSSIANS WERE ARMED.
In the interview, Stone said America's focus on the Holocaust was a product of the "Jewish domination of the media." He said his upcoming Showtime documentary series "Secret History of America," would put Hitler and Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin "in context."
"Hitler did far more damage to the Russians than the Jewish people, 25 or 30 [million killed]," Stone said.
HITLER KILLED UNARMED JEWS.
HITLER KILLED ABOUT 5% OF THE RUSSIANS - FEWER THAN STALIN KILL3ED.
HITLER KILLED MOST OF EUROPE'S JEWS.
BY ANY MEASURE WHAT OLIVER STONE SAID WAS PURE UNADULTERATED BULLSHIT.
HE SHOULD BE SHUNNED BY HOLLYWOOD. HE SHOULD BE SHUNNED BY ALL.
BIBI AND BARAK DRAW A LINE IN THE SAND: WILL COUNTER-ATTACK AGAINST LEBANESE GOVERNMENT IF HIZBALLAH ATTACKS
HIZBALLAH IS PART OF THE GOVERNMENT AND HAS BEEN ALLOWED TO REARM.
BRING IT ON!
IT'S BIG NEWS EVERYWHERE - MEMEORANDUM:
New York Times:AND YOU CAN DAMNSUREBETCHYA THAT OUR ENEMIES ARE EXAMINING EVERY SINGLE DOCUMENT -Pakistan Spy Service Aids Insurgents, Reports Assert — Americans fighting the war in Afghanistan have long harbored strong suspicions that Pakistan's military spy service has guided the Afghan insurgency with a hidden hand, even as Pakistan receives more than $1 billion a year from Washington …Discussion:Blake Hounshell / FP Passport: The logs of war: Do the Wikileaks documents really tell us anything new?Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard: WikiLeaks Unloads Classified Docs Showing Pakistan's DuplicityAndrew J. Bacevich / The New Republic: Leakistan: The New Insurgency — Based on initial press reports …Josh Duboff / New York Magazine: Trove of Secret Military Documents Offers Grim Picture of Afghan WarCharles Lemos / MyDD: WikiLeaks Document Drop, The Pentagon Papers of the Afghan WarDRJ / Patterico's Pontifications: Wikileaks Documents Indicate Pakistan Supports the Taliban (Updated)RELATED:wikileaks.org:Afghan War Diary, 2004-2010 — 25th July 2010 5:00 PM EST WikiLeaks has released a document set called the Afghan War Diary (AWD), an extraordinary compendium of over 91,000 reports covering the war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010. — The reports, while written by soldiers …Discussion:Swaraaj Chauhan / The Moderate Voice: Afghan War Logs: WikiLeaks Releases 90,000 Secret US Military FilesBlake Hounshell / FP Passport: Is Wikileaks growing up? — Wikileaks, the controversial website …Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain: Brilliant: U.S. Gives Pakistan $1 Billion; Pakistan Helps Our Enemies Kill UsKevin Poulsen / Threat Level: Wikileaks Releases Stunning Afghan War Logs — Is Iraq Next?Guardian:Massive leak of secret files exposes the real war in Afghanistan — • Hundreds of civilians killed by coalition troops — • Covert unit hunts leaders for ‘kill or capture’ — • Steep rise in Taliban bomb attacks on Nato — • Read the Guardian's full war logs investigationDiscussion: New York Times, Washington Post, Outside the Beltway, Telegraph, Right Pundits, The Politico, Mother Jones, Blogs and Stories, UNCOVERAGE.net, Commentary, Reuters, Informed Comment, Ben Smith's Blog, Gawker, Harry's Place, Philly.com, Swampland, Truthdig, Docudharma, ThreatsWatch and The American MAXIM,Discussion:Andrew Zarowny / Right Pundits: WikiLeaks Releases Classified Afghanistan War LogsThe Daily Beast / Blogs and Stories: The 7 Most Shocking Secrets From the WikiLeaks FilesJuan / Informed Comment: Wikileaks on Hiding the War; and, American Security? Rethinking Afghanistan Pt. 6Adrian Chen / Gawker: Wikileaks Releases Nearly 100,000 Internal Military Documents From AfghanistanSteve Schippert / ThreatsWatch: ThreatsWatch.Org - RapidRecon: White House Sparks Fury With Wikileaks StatementNew York Times:Inside the Fog of War: Reports From the Ground in Afghanistan — This article was written and reported by C.J. Chivers, Carlotta Gall, Andrew W. Lehren, Mark Mazzetti, Jane Perlez, and Eric Schmitt, with contributions from Jacob Harris and Alan McLean.Discussion:Simon Tisdall / Guardian: Afghanistan war logs: Iran's covert operations in AfghanistanCharli Carpenter / Lawyers, Guns & Money: Leaked Documents Show Afghan War Is Bloody Uphill Battle.Mike Allen / The Politico:W.H. condemns ‘irresponsible’ leaks, dismisses stories — The White House responded swiftly and sharply to publication Sunday evening of more than 91,000 secret documents painting a bleak picture of the Afghanistan war, calling the leak “irresponsible” and saying that the source …Discussion:Declan Walsh / Guardian: Afghanistan war logs: Clandestine aid for Taliban bears Pakistan's fingerprintsGlenn Reynolds / Instapundit: HMM. PAYBACK? Wikileaks leaker prosecuted — and now …Spencer Ackerman / Danger Room:WikiLeaks Drops 90,000 War Docs; Fingers Pakistan as Insurgent Ally — Turns out “Collateral Murder” was just a warmup. WikiLeaks just published a trove of over 90,000 mostly-classified U.S. military documents that details a strengthening Afghan insurgency with deep ties to Pakistani intelligence.Discussion:Steve Clemons / The Huffington Post: Seymour Hersh, the Afghanistan War WikiLeaks, and Getting the Real StoryJustin Elliott / Salon: Afghan war logs highlight civilian killings by U.S. forcesNew York Times:Piecing Together the Reports, and Deciding What to Publish — The articles published today are based on thousands of United States military incident and intelligence reports — records of engagements, mishaps, intelligence on enemy activity and other events from the war in Afghanistan — that were made public on Sunday on the Internet.Discussion:Roy Greenslade / Guardian: Why Wikileaks, and the newspapers, were right to publishGlynnis MacNicol / Mediaite: Biggest Leak In US Military History: WikiLeaks Posts Thousands …David Leigh / Guardian:
Afghanistan war logs: Secret CIA paramilitaries' role in civilian deathsNick Davies / Guardian:
Afghanistan war logs: Task Force 373 - special forces hunting top Talibanmsnbc.com: White House: Afghan war leaks put lives ‘at risk’Siun / Firedoglake:
Wikileaks' Release of Secret Afghan War ArchivesDeclan Walsh / Guardian:Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Afghanistan war logs: White House attacks Pakistan over Taliban aidDiscussion:
Jones lashes out at Wikileaks for putting lives at risk with Afghanistan files
ALL OF OUR ENEMIES: THE JIHADISTS; IRAN; CHINA; RUSSIA; AND SO ON.
IS IT A COINCIDENCE THAT THIS ANTI-WAR LEAK OCCURRED ON OBAMA'S WATCH?
I THINK NOT; HERE'S WHY:
OBAMA HAS STAFFED HIS ADMINISTRATION WITH MORE ANTI-WAR DOVES THAN ANY OTHER IN HISTORY -
AND I BETCHYA THAT ONE/SOME OF THEM WERE PROBABLY INSTRUMENTAL IN THIS.
I THINK WE NEED A CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION AND A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR.