Police found a bike, a bag, and a wig inside near a fire center in Tzur Shalom on Friday, leading them to believe that the Carmel brush-fires raging across northern Israel are being caused by an arsonist or arsonists.More pictures are available here. The fire sadly is still raging. And the death toll of the fire has tragically risen to 42. Our prayers must go out to the families of the deceased.
Galillee police were spread out over the area searching for suspects.
Members of the public who see suspicious activity should call 100 immediately.
Saturday, December 04, 2010
Friday, December 03, 2010
Elaine's (above) was a GREAT place - along with the Old Town Bar, it was one of my favorite bars.
(This is the Old Town...)
BTW: I think that ALL the best bars have either a red wall behind the bar - or at least it's the darkest or warmest in the room.
AND ANOTHER THING: dontchya just love a bar!? I mean... to walk into a room with all those bottles lined up on one side... so many flavors and so little time...
TWO MORE FAVORITES:
THE LEFT SAYS THAT RETURNING TO THE CLINTON TAX RATES WON'T HURT THE ECONOMIC BECAUSE THE ECONOMY DID OKAY BACK THEN.
BUT BUSH'S TAX RATES ACTUALLY RAISED MORE MONEY.
IN 2007, THE US TREASURY RECEIVED THE MOST IT HAS EVER RECEIVED, ABOUT 1.550 TRILLION BUCKS.
THE MOST CLINTON'S TAX RATES EVER BROUGHT IN WAS ABOUT 1.222 TRILLION BUCKS.
- HOW COULD LOWER RATES BRING IN MORE MONEY?
- SIMPLE: THE ECONOMY WAS BIGGER.
- IF WE WANT TO INCREASE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RECEIPTS, ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS GROW THE ECONOMY.
- RAISING TAXES WILL NOT GROW THE ECONOMY.
- CUTTING TAXES AND REGULATIONS - LIKE ALLOWING UNLIMITED OFF-SHORE OIL DRILLING - WILL GROW THE ECONOMY.
- OBAMA AND THE LEFT WOULD RATHER WE HAD HIGHER TAXES - ESPECIALLY ON THE RICH (FOR SOCIAL JUSTICES REASONS) - THAN HAVE A GROWING ECONOMY.
WHO SHOULD DECIDE WHAT IS RIGHTLY A CLASSIFIED NATIONAL SECRET, OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS, OR UNELECTED LEFTISTS WHO HATE AMERICA?
And what Assange did is no different than what the NYTIMES did several times during the Bush Administration.
These UNELECTED left-wing elitists think so highly of themselves and disdain democracy so much that they usurp the power we the people cede to our elected leaders. They are truly FASCISTS.
The whole lot of them at the NYTIMES and WIKILEAKS should be thrown in jail.
AND I BLAME BUSH:
Had Bush prosecuted the NYTIMES, then maybe the WIKISCUM would've gotten the message.
AND ANOTHER THING: all those leftists who got their pink panties in a knot over the Plame Affair - which involved ONE retired non-covert agent - have said bupkus about the HUMONGOUS WIKILEAKS. Which proves - once again - that their "outrage" in the Plame Affair was phony, or at least PURELY PARTISAN and had NOTHING TO DO WITH NATIONAL SECURITY.
The left is a Fifth Column for ALL OF OUR ENEMIES.
Which is why I have long said:
If we want to defeat the global jihadists, then we have to defeat the left here at home first.
As a Parliament, we have failed to defend one of our nation's primary virtues-free speech. We have also failed in the duty to protect the weak and vulnerable from the rich and powerful. More often than not, it is the rich and powerful who use the libel laws to intimidate the less wealthy and the less powerful, as I shall demonstrate. Perhaps the best demonstration that English libel law has become a weapon of the rich and powerful is the extent to which they choose to use the English courts over any other option and over the courts of any other country. When Boris Berezovsky sued a Russian TV company, he did so not in Russia, where the deed occurred, but in England. Similarly, Roman Abramovich chose to sue an Italian newspaper not in Rome, but in London.The coalition has promised to reform the libel law to end such abuse. We have to hope they'll do so and remain true to their word. But it's not just in Britain where this kind of reform is needed: even in France, if it hasn't been done yet, there's serious need for reforming their own libel laws, so that monsters like Charles Enderlin cannot stifle people's right to challenge his blood libels.
In 2004, the Saudi billionaire, Khalid bin Mahfouz, launched a libel action against Rachel Ehrenfeld, the American author of ‘Funding Evil: How Terrorism Is Financed-and How to Stop It’. The book claimed that Mahfouz financed al-Qaeda. It was not published here, but it was available online. Mahfouz brought the case not in America or Saudi Arabia, but in Britain, and the court awarded him substantial damages. As a direct result, New York law was changed to prevent British judgments applying in the US and American national law is undergoing the same change.
Those rich men each brought their cases under the English judicial system, rather than in the appropriate forum, because English libel law is complex, clumsy, expensive and draconian. It is 140 times more expensive to defend a libel case in England than in other European nations. As a result, it favours the wealthy man who has the most financial stamina and can afford the most expensive lawyers. Although libel tourism is not the most important weakness in English libel law, it is the starkest symptom of how unfair it can be, compared with every other jurisdiction in the modern world.
And, over the United States, the Republicans would do well to again raise the issue of an amendment that can protect people against frivolous lawsuits, something the Democrats sabotaged during the time the "flying imams" caused problems for the airline they deliberately caused a scene at. Come to think of it, even here, there's need to amend some laws to ensure for example, that Jewish land owners will not be discriminated against, to name but one example.
Langballe surprised many by pleading guilty. He said he did not want to participate in "this circus" and issued a statement:
Her ved retsmødets begyndelse vil jeg gerne fremsætte en erklæring, der formentlig betyder, at vi kan komme tidligt hjem. Here the legal beginning, I would like to make a statement that probably means we can come home early.
Mit budskab er, at jeg tilstår; jeg erklærer mig skyldig.
My message is, I confess, I declare myself guilty. Og jeg vil gerne begrunde det: And I want to justify it:
Jeg har tidligere beklaget, at tonen i den avistekst, der har ført til tiltalerejsningen, var lovlig kæk og sarkastisk.
I have previously complained that the tone of the newspaper text, which has led to the prosecution, was lawful cocky and sarcastic.
Det misklædte det dybt alvorlige emne, jeg omtalte - nemlig de forfærdelige æresdrab, der finder sted i nogle muslimske familier, hvor en ung pige bliver myrdet af sin far eller broder, fordi hun er blevet forelsket i en ”forkert” mand.
It misklædte the profoundly serious issue I mentioned - namely the horrible honor killings that take place in some Muslim families where a young girl is murdered by her father or brother because she was in love with a "wrong" man.
I Danmark er der i snit begået ca.
Denmark has committed an average of approx. ét drab om året, i Tyrkiet gennemsnitligt ét om dagen ifølge de tyrkiske myndigheders statistik.
one homicide a year in Turkey, an average of one a day, according to the Turkish authorities' statistics.
Hertil kommer så mine ord om fædre, der ser gennem fingre med onklers og fætres voldtægter af døtrene. In addition to my words about fathers who look through your fingers with uncles and cousins rape of their daughters. Det er en velbevidnet sag. It is a velbevidnet case. Jeg kan her blot henvise til Ayaan Hirsi Alis skil¬drin¬ger og her i Danmark til Kristina Aamands gribende bog ”Mødom på mode” om unge i herboende muslimske familier. I can here only refer to Ayaan Hirsi Ali disassemble ¬ ¬ drin Ger and here in Denmark Kristina Aamand radical book "virginity in vogue" for young people in Muslim families living here.
Det var den saglige baggrund for den passage i et indlæg i Berlingske Tidende, jeg er tiltalt for. It was the factual background to the passage in an article in Berlingske Tidende, I was charged. Da jeg ikke er jurist, havde jeg set hen til at føre sandhedsbevis for mine ord og således bidrage til at kaste lys over substansen – de gruopvækkende æresdrab. Since I am not a lawyer, I had looked forward to lead truth proof of my words and thus help to shed light on substance - the gruesome honor killing. I Folketinget stemte jeg derfor - i modsætning til resten af min folketingsgruppe - for, at min parlamentariske immunitet skulle ophæves, så at retssagen kunne gennemføres. The parliament voted I therefore - unlike the rest of my Democratic MPs - that my parliamentary immunity be lifted so that the trial could be completed.
Siden er jeg blevet klar over, at i sager anlagt i ht § 266 b har der hidtil ikke kunnet føres sandhedsbevis. Since I have become aware that in cases brought ht § 266 b, there has so far failed to be truly evidence. Med denne paragraf og dens placering i straffeloven må jeg altså anses for at væ¬re dømt på forhånd. This article and its placement in the Penal Code, I must therefore be regarded as signifi ¬ re doomed in advance. Et sådant cirkus agter jeg ikke at deltage i. – Derfor tilstår jeg. Such a circus I do not intend to participate in. - Therefore, I admit. Der vil jo også væ¬re korrespondance mellem den dom, jeg om lidt får, og den underlødige lovparagraf, jeg dømmes efter. There will of course also signifi ¬ re correspondence between the ruling I am a little sheep, and the inferior paragraphs of law, I judged.
Hertil kommer, at der er anlagt en injuriesag mod mig i samme anledning, og her vil jeg være sikret mulighed for at føre sandhedsbevis. Moreover, brought a libel suit against me at the same occasion, and I would be guaranteed the opportunity to pursue truth proof. Men strafbarheds-kriteriet i § 266 b er altså alene, om nogen føler sig krænkede eller ”forhånede” – ikke om det, jeg har sagt, er sandhed eller løgn. Hvil¬ket må siges at være i fuld overensstemmelse med den almindelige ”krænkelseskultur”, som har bredt sig, og som § 266 b så smukt understøtter. I visse kredse er det jo nærmest en sport at føle sig krænket – over karikaturtegninger i en avis, over religionskritiske udsagn etc. etc.
But criminal safety criterion in § 266 b is thus only whether someone feels offended or "reviling" - not about what I have said is truth or lie. Rest ¬ Ket be said to be in full accord with the general "violation culture "which has spread, and § 266 b so beautifully supports. In some circles it's almost a sport to feel offended - over cartoons in a newspaper, the religion-critical statements, etc., etc.
Lad mig til slut nævne, at jeg er blevet beskyldt for at generalisere – så at min udtalelse skulle ramme samtlige muslimer. Let me finally mention that I have been accused of making generalizations - so that my opinion should hit all Muslims. Det er en meningsløs fortolkning. It is a meaningless interpretation. Omtalen af æresdrab i min tekst viser hen til udtrykket, ”…at der er muslimske fædre, som…” Og ordene ”der er” kan aldrig betegne alle, men vil altid beteg¬ne en delmængde. The mention of honor killing in my text suggests the phrase, "... that there are Muslim fathers who ..." And the words "is" can never describe all, but will always indications ¬ ne a subset. Som kontraprøve kan man blot forestille sig, at jeg havde skrevet det modsatte: ”Der er ikke muslimske fædre [der slår deres døtre ihjel]”. As a counter-test can only imagine that I had written the opposite: "There is no Muslim fathers [who beat their daughters to death]." Så ville jo enhver, der er rimeligt orienteret, vide, at det var en grov usandhed. So would indeed anyone who is reasonably informed, know that it was a blatant falsehood.
Summa summarum: I bagklogskabens lys bryder jeg mig ikke selv om tonen i den på¬gældende tekst-passage. In summary, with hindsight I do not care even if the tone of ¬ current text passage. Sandhedsværdien står jeg derimod fuldt og helt ved. Truth value is, however, I completely understand. Og ærlig talt: Personligt finder jeg selve sagen – de grufulde mord på uskyldige unge piger – noget væsentligere. And frankly: Personally, I find the subject matter itself - the gruesome murder of innocent young girls - something more essential.
Det sidste ord: Om § 266 b The last word: Whether § 266 b
I min personlige optik er det ikke først og fremmest mig, der i dag er på anklagebænken, men straffelovens § 266 b, som jeg er dømt efter. In my personal view, it is not first and foremost me that today is the dock, but the Penal Code § 266 b, as I have been convicted for.
Denne paragraf er en skændsel for retssamfundet. This article is a disgrace to the legal community.
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Prime minister Netanyahu has asked for help and aid from a few countries, including Greece, Italy and Russia. This is, as he's said, one of the worst disasters in the country's history.
Coldest start to December since records began [1850!!!!!!!] causes major problems to road, rail and air travel on the continentMEANWHILE, THE AGW ALARMISTS HAVE THEIR HEADS UP THEIR ASSES:
Cancún climate change conference: 2010 to rank in top three hottest years
2010 will almost certainly be one of the three warmest years since 1850, according to the World Meteorological OrganisationHOW DO THE ALARMISTS COME UP WITH THEIR DATA?
THE ALARMISTS CHERRY-PICK DATA, SMOOTH-OVER PREVIOUS WARM ERAS, AND "HIDE THE DECLINE".
WHOOYAGONNA BELIEVE, THEM OR YOUR LYIN' EYES!?
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Heavy snowfall has caused disruption across northern Europe, closing airports and bringing traffic to a standstill.
In Poland, eight homeless people died as temperatures fell below -20C (-4F).
Airports were closed in the UK, France and Switzerland. Dozens of flights were affected in Germany and Spain.
Prominent figures including Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero faced delays as they headed to Zurich for the Fifa World Cup vote.
In the Russian capital, Moscow, temperatures dropped to -23.6C (-10.5F), the lowest on record for 1 December since 1931.
SINCE 1931. DESPITE THE FACT THAT CO2 HAS GONE UP EVERY DAY SINCE 1931.
WHAT DOES THIS PROVE? THAT AGW = TFBS.
The Census Bureau will announce later this month that New York State’s Congressional delegation will shrink to the smallest it has been in 200 years, continuing to erode the state’s clout in Washington.YUP: IN SOME PLACES THE POPULATION GOES UP, BUT REPRESENTATION GOES DOWN. AND DISTRICTS ARE TOO BIG. A CONGRESSMAN IN NY REPRESENTS MORE PEOPLE THAN THE CONGRESSMAN FROM DELAWARE OR RHODE ISLAND OR NORTH DAKOTA OR ALASKA AND SO ON. BUT EACH HAS JUST ONE VOTE.
The 435 seats in the House of Representatives are apportioned every decade on the basis of population.
As a result of the steady tilt to the South and West, New York’s 29-member delegation will lose at least one seat and possibly two, continuing an inexorable slide that began after World War II.
The loss of two seats appeared to be a little less likely because migration from the Northeast lagged during the recession.
- THIS IS NOT FAIR - AND IT'S NOT WHAT THE FOUNDING FATHERS HAD IN MIND.
- IN FACT, THE ORIGINAL PURPOSE OF THE CENSUS WAS TO PROVIDE FOR AN ORDERLY EXPANSION OF CONGRESS - IN PERPETUITY.
- IT WASN'T UNTIL 1929THAT THE SIZE OF THE HOUSE WAS CAPPED AT 435 - VIA AN ACT OF CONGRESS, NOT BY A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.
- THE HOUSE SHOULD HAVE 500 SEATS; THE ADDITION 65 SEATS SHOULD BE DISTRIBUTED BY USING THE CENSUS.
- THESE SEATS WOULD BE OPEN SEATS WOULD PROVIDE OUR NATION WITH AN UNPARALLELED OPPORTUNITY TO REINVIGORATE OUR REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT.
Having more Representatives would make each district smaller and reduce the committee responsibilities of each representative and thereby allow her/him to do more constituent work - BE MORE RESPONSIVE.The number of representatives was capped -BY STATUTE - in 1929:The Permanent Apportionment Act of 1929 capped the Membership at that level, creating a procedure for reapportioning state delegations in the House under “the then existing number of Representatives” (see Act of June 18, 1929, ch. 28, 46 Stat 21).It can be undone by statute. A simple majority vote by each body of Congress and a signature by the POTUS.
A body with 600 members is much more manageable now than a body with 420 in 1929. Many representative bodies in the USA and around the world have 600 members and function fine.
This change would also have the added benefit of making the electoral college more representative and more accurately reflect the wishes of the people.
Former state Rep. Rex Duncan says the judge is exactly the kind of "liberal activist" his legislation intends to stop. The judge issued a temporary injunction Monday, blocking the law from taking effect. More than 70 percent of voters supported adding the ban in the state constitution. [...]That's good to know if they do file one. In fact, this made me think of something else: there needs to be a site that can cover problems with leftism in the legal system. I don't suppose maybe Andrew Breitbart could add another site to his network specially for that?
Also Tuesday, the Oklahoma State Election Board voted to ask the state attorney general to appeal the court's granting of the injunction. A spokesman for the attorney general says such an appeal is "likely."
While our readers might not be suprised by yet another Nobel Peace Prize Charlatan they might be delighted by the ironic fact that the Norwegian foreign ministry noted their misgivings about Muhammed Yunus and Grameen Bank as early as 1993!!!
Maybe he's even funding al Qaeda?
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Weasel Zippers today:
BREAKING NEWS: OBAMA NO LONGER HAS A PERSONALITY DISORDER!Because NPD is no longer a disorder.
(OBAMA & NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER.)
Someone’s in the clear…
(NYT)- Narcissistic personality disorder, characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance and the need for constant attention, has been eliminated from the upcoming manual of mental disorders, which psychiatrists use to diagnose mental illness.
As Charles Zanor reports in today’s Science Times, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders — due out in 2013 and known as D.S.M.-5 — has eliminated five of the 10 personality disorders that are listed in the current edition. The best known of these is narcissistic personality disorder.
Posted by ZIP on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, at 1:24 PM | 23 Comments »
REGULAR READERS OF TAB KNOW THAT WE SCOOP EVERYONE ALL THE TIME.
SPREAD THE WORD.
NOT THE NHS.
NOT ANY SOCIALIZED SYSTEM
IT'S THE BEST IN THE WORLD... UP UNTIL NOW. OBAMACARE WILL CHANGE THAT - FOR THE WORSE...
UNLESS WE STOP IT.
Monday, November 29, 2010
... the Wikileaks disclosures make clear -- Israeli concessions have (and had) nothing at all to do with stopping Iran. Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries wanted Iran crushed -- as King Abdullah put it, "cut off the head of the snake" -- period.RTWT!
Let me repeat: Obama knew all along that Israeli concessions had nothing to do with stopping Iran's march to nuclear weapons. Yet he persisted in linking the two, even though it raised the risk of an atomic conflagration that could engulf the world.
I'd like to know: does it get any more irresponsible than that?
BY LINKING THE PALESTINIANS TO IRAN, OBAMA HURT ISRAEL AND THE FREE WORLD AND OBAMA AIDED AND ABETTED IRAN.
OBAMA SHOULD BE CHARGED WITH TREASON AGAINST THE USA, AND TREACHERY AGAINST THE FREE WORLD.
RUNNER UP POST OF THE MONTH; DOUGIE AGAIN:
Does anyone else find it hysterically ironic that the "progressive" left vilified Karl Rove, Dick Cheney and finally Scooter Libby for years even after it was discovered they didn't actually out super-spy Valerie Plame?THE POSTMODERN LEFTISTS WHO DOMINATE THE MSM AND THE DEMOCRAT PARTY AND RUN THE WHITE HOUSE ARE EVIL.
And yet when it comes to the most massive disclosure of truly sensitive, classified information in history -- which endangers America in an infinite variety of ways (such as: which allies will be so foolish as to trust the Clinton State Department again?) -- the Statists can't seem to find much to criticize the despicable crackpot leaker and Julian Asshatter for (my spelling could be off).
THEY DEMONIZE OUR BEST AND AID AND ABET OUR ENEMIES.
BRADLEY MANNING = TRAITOR ATTEMPTING TO HURT THE USA AND HELP SUBVERSIVES.
THEY SHOULD BE TREATED ACCORDINGLY.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
THEN, THE LIBERALS RUNNING THE SHOW - FOR THE TIME BEING - MIGHT ACTUALLY DEFEND OUR NATIONAL SECURITY FOR A CHANGE BY TAKING DOWN WIKILEAKS!
The MSM wouldn't publish the Mohamed cartoons.
Cartoons meant to reassert our freedom of speech.
They didn't want to offend Muslims.
But they're all publishing the Wikileaks.
Documents revealing state secrets which were never intended to be made public.
Documents that aid and abet jihadists and our other enemies and make us less safe as a result.
And threaten our allies.
This proves who the MSM is and what they want.
Total effin' anti-American, anti-West postmodern leftist scum.
Look at how the Department of Homeland Security is overreaching its original parameters:
The Department of Homeland Security’s ICE has launched a major crackdown on websites enabling copyright infringement or selling counterfeits of trademarked goods. In just the past few days ICE has seized at least 12 domains, TorrentFreak reports.Immediately following 9/11, I cheered the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security. Most Americans felt the same way.
...[T]he sites were seized before the site’s owner heard any charges or had the chance to submit any counter evidence in court. The owners of the sites had their property seized without being allowed to defend themselves.
In the aftermath of 9-11, when the creation of DHS was being debated, would your opinion have been swayed if you knew that, within just a few years, the proposed agency would be seizing websites peddling fake purses? Did you imagine that the proposed agency would soon demand to take naked photographs of randomly-selected U.S. citizens? Or, insist on its authority to physically grope children?
Now, ask yourself this: What will the Agency be doing 10 years from now? Or, 20? In a little more than half a decade, DHS has morphed from protecting us from terrorists to protecting us from fake merchandise. Who is going to protect us from DHS?
But just think of the department's powers now in the hands of an administration which is ever trying to grab more power.
AGW RULE #1: HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE CLIMATE, AND COLD TEMPERATURES ARE WEATHER - updated/scroll down!
RED ORBIT: 2010 One Of The Warmest Global Temperatures On Record
Posted on: Saturday, 27 November 2010, 08:15 CSTThe U.K. Met Office's Hadley Center said that the global temperature has jumped over the past 160 years ... and said 2010 has been one of the warmest years on record.
The report used the work of over 20 institutions around the world and a range of measurements from satellites, weather balloons, weather stations, ocean buoys, ships and field surveys.
The report showed increases in air temperatures above both land and sea, increases in water temperatures and humidity, sea level rises and the shrinking of Arctic sea ice.
27 November 2010 Last updated at 17:32 ETREPEAT: "It was said to be the most widespread snow at this time of year since 1993."
Wintry weather will grip parts of the UK for nearly a week as snow spreads eastwards, forecasters have warned.
Up to 40cms (16in) fell in parts of north-east England and Scotland on Saturday - with more to come overnight and on Sunday.
It was said to be the most widespread snow at this time of year since 1993.
IOW: AGW = TFBS.
The big freeze will continue to grip Britain for weeks to come, forecasters said last night.
Northern Britain is hardest hit as the arrival of Arctic air causes temperatures to plummet. Now all of the UK is forecast to see snow by midweek.
The predication came as more severe weather warnings were issued and parts of Scotland and North East England were hit by up to 16 ins of snow.
The snow will spread across the Pennines towards Manchester today and also move inland from eastern England towards the South East and London, the Met Office said.
A spokesman for the MeteoGroup forecasters said: “People should be bracing themselves for more cold weather for the working week and beyond.”
Forecasters warned that heavy snow is likely to spread to other parts of Britain in the next two days with southern England likely to experience falls today or Monday.
“By Tuesday and Wednesday the snow and freezing weather will have spread across most of central and southern England,” said Met Office forecaster Tom Morgan. “There will be few places in the British Isles that will escape.”