"ALL CAPS IN DEFENSE OF LIBERTY IS NO VICE."
Saturday, October 02, 2010
TANGLED UP WITH BLUES
BEN SIDRAN - TANGLED UP IN BLUE
CENTER-RIGHT PARTY IN LATVIA - AFTER ENACTING SEVERE AUSTERITY MEASURES - WINS THIRD TERM BY HUGE MARGIN
HE'S THE LATVIAN CHRIS CHRISTIE.
If the results are confirmed, the coalition led by Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis would have a majority in parliament for the first time.
His government pushed through some of the toughest austerity measures in Europe, backed by the IMF and aimed at readying the country to join the euro.
They include wage cuts averaging 30% at a time when unemployment stands at 20%.Mr Dombrovskis' supporters began celebrating a short time after the polls closed on Saturday evening, says the BBC's Damian McGuinness in the capital, Riga.
SERIOUSLY: IT PROVES THAT AUSTERITY CAN WIN ELECTIONS.
VOTERS CAN NO LONGER BE BOUGHT WITH BIG SPENDING.
AND GOVERNMENT UNIONS HAD BETTER WATCH OUT!
CEBU AIRLINES STEWARDESSES DANCING TO GAGA!
YOU CANNOT DO THIS IN A BURKA!
UPDATED - "ONE NATION" RALLY A HUGE FAILURE - UPDATE: VIDEO COMPARISON OF ONE-NATION AND RESTORING HONOR
Al Sharpton got the most applause. And, 400 organization sponsored it - including big unions - but they only got "tens of thousands" at best.
WHAT?! That's 1000/organization!? Less if we assume the unions kicked in with more.
What does it prove!?
That the left has no enthusiasm.
They spent their political capital getting Obama elected.
His policies have not brought positive results and his governing style is a BIG TURNOFF.
The bodes well for the upcoming election and the nation.
UPDATE: this video of ONE NATION via Gateway - who has MORE:
I FOUND VIDEO OF BECK'S RESTORING HONOR AT AROUND THE SAME TIME OF DAY - WITH A HUGE CROWD:
UPDATE: GREAT ANIMATED GIF COMPARING THE CROWDS WITH AERIAL VIEWS HERE.
MORE FARC-LAPTOP ARRESTS - NOW IN EUROPE
Spanish police have detained 41 people suspected of laundering over 200m euros to finance Colombia's Farc militant insurgents.
Police also seized more than 150,000 euros during searches in 13 cities across Spain.
Investigators believe that the money was earned from smuggling drugs.
Police officers in Colombia and Ecuador have been conducting a parallel investigation and have detected a link between the money and Farc.
Spanish police searched 27 homes and offices during this operation.
A police video shows officers using sniffer dogs and finding suitcases and cupboards stuffed full of cash.
Colombia's largest guerrilla group has been fighting to overthrow the Colombian government for almost 50 years and is renowned for its involvement in drug trafficking.
WHEN THE COLOMBIAN GOVERNMENT KILLED MOMO JOJOY - THE MILITARY LEADER OF FARC - WE GOT HIS LAPTOPS AND THE INFO IN THEM IS WHY THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY SWEEPS AND RAIDS AND ARRESTS WORLDWIDE - INCLUDING THE USA - ( INCLUDING MANY LONGTIME ALLIES OF BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA).
ALL LEFTISTS. ALL AIDING AND ABETTING TERROR.
I PRAY THEY GET WHAT THEY DESERVE.
TODAY'S LIBERAL SCHOOL LESSON
CAN YOU IMAGINE HOW GREAT THE USA WOULD BE IF LIBERAL POLICIES DIDN'T SUCK?
- IF BIG GOVERNMENT WAS THE ANSWER, THEN
- THE USSR WOULD BE THE RICHEST NATION ON EARTH,
- FLORIDIANS WOULD RISK THEIR LIVES TO SWIM TO CUBA,
- MERKEL WOULD BE THE PREMIER OF EAST GERMANY,
- NORTH KOREA WOULD BUILD A WALL TO KEEP SOUTH KOREANS OUT.
THE TAKE-AWAY STATES WHICH WILL GIVE US THE SENATE: Connecticut, Illinois, Nevada, Washington and West Virginia
We might also win California.
Bob Woodward says B Hussein Obama "does not have the X factor"!
Read it here!
BRRRRRRR!: SCOTLAND HAS ITS COLDEST SEPTEMBER IN 30 YEARS - AND SNOW!
Reported by the Scottish Daily Record and now picked up by The Daily Mail is the news that the Cairngorms in Scotland saw a coating of snow last weekend (pictured above). Temperatures in the Highland mountain range plummeted below freezing as a couple of inches of snow fell , despite it still being September. Now The Record is quite openly saying that the snow - before the end of offical British Summer Time - has sparked fears we could be facing another long, cold winter.AGW = TFBS.
Nor is this – as you might expect – an isolated event. Other parts of Scotland also suffered their coldest September temperatures for nearly 30 years as double figures sank to below zero and frost appeared. Kinbrace in the Highlands was the chilliest place, recording a temperature of -4.4°C, while Loch Glascarnoch had its lowest September since 1993, at -2.6°C.
IF THE LEFT TRIES TO PASS ANY CARBON TAX SCHEMES, THEN GRAB YOUR PITCHFORKS!
AHMADINEJAD REVEALS IRAN'S PAN-SHIA HEGEMONIC CLAIM ON LEBANON - EVEN SOME LEBANESE PROTEST!
Iranian President lays claim to Lebanon's southern border which he will visit during official tour; Lebanese official calls visit "a provocation."AFP/HURRYIET DAILY (TURKEY):
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad plans to visit what he has reportedly called "Iran's border with Israel" during a trip to Lebanon later this month, referring to the Lebanese southern border.
Ahmadinejad is due to spend two days holding meetings and traveling the country over the course of an official tour beginning October 13th.
... Hizbullah operatives are reportedly providing security for the Iranian president on his trip to Lebanon.
IRAN - VIA HAMAS AND HIZBALLAH AND SYRIA - AIMS TO GET CONTROL OF THE HOLY LAND FOR SHIA RADICALISM.
"The message is that Iran is at the border with Israel," Fares Souaid, coordinator of the March 14 Alliance, told AFP. "Ahmadinejad through this visit is saying that Beirut is under Iranian influence and that Lebanon is an Iranian base on the Mediterranean," said Souaid, whose coalition is led by the Western- and Saudi-backed premier. "His visit to the south would be a provocation, he doesn't need to go there," he added.
Souaid also pointed out Ahmadinejad was coming to Beirut at a time when the West is bidding to rescue fledgling, U.S.-backed peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. "The Iranian president is here to say that Lebanon is a land of resistance and to reaffirm his project of a continuous war with Israel," he said.
EGYPTIANS AND SAUDIS OUGHT TO BE VERY CONCERNED BECAUSE IRAN WANTS TO CONTROL THEM TOO.
AND WHAT IS OBAMA DOING TO PREVENT IRANIAN HEGEMONY OVER THE MIDDLE EAST?
OBAMA MIGHT AS WELL BE A CRYPTO-MUSLIM AIDING AND ABETTING IRAN.
MUST SEE TV: WHAT ISLAM AND MADRASSAS ARE REALLY LIKE
VIDEO VIA THE INDISPENSABLE VLAD.
ONE BILLION PEOPLE NEED TO BE LIBERATED FROM THIS EVIL KORANIC CRAP.
A DAUNTING TASK...
THE SOONER WE START, THEN BETTER.
WE DO NOT NEED TO BE LIMITED TO USING KINETIC FORCE, EITHER:
- THE BEST START IS TO GET THE DELUDED MUTLI-CULTURALISTS TO STFU WITH THE ROP CRAP.
- AND THEN END DHIMMITUDE, ISLAMIC IMMIGRATION/COLONIZATION OF THE WEST - BY DEPORTING THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN THE SUPREMACY OF SHARIA, AND DEMANDING ASSIMILATION.
- AND THEN INSTITUTE SANCTIONS AGAINST ISLAMICALLY RULED NATIONS.
- AND DEMAND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY BE PROTECTED IN ALL NATIONS - AS THE UN DECLARATION OF UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS DEMANDS. INCLUDING SAUDI ARABIA.
IS IT ANY WONDER WHY MUSLIM SOCIETY AND - AS A ONE BILLION PLUS GROUP - MUSLIMS HAVE CONTRIBUTED SO EFFIN' LITTLE TO MODERN LIFE!?!?!
ASSAD AND AHMADINEJAD AGREE WITH ABBAS: ISRAEL DOESN'T WANT TO NEGOTIATE PEACE
HAARETZ: Assad, Ahmadinejad: Israel's actions prove it doesn't want peace
Syrian President in Tehran for one-day visit; Ahmadinejad: Strengthening of anti-Israel resistance will stabilize regional peace.
The leaders of Iran and Syria, during a meeting in Tehran Saturday, expressed hope of expanding the anti-Israeli bloc in the region, adding that Israel's actions in the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem proved the country did not truly want peace, the Iranian presidential office said in a statement.
Syrian President Bashar Assad met with Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during a one-day visit to Iran on Saturday.
FIRST: It's absurd for these Arabs to argue that Israel -which wants to negotiate without any preconditions, is the obstacle to face-to-face "peace talks" when it has been the Arabs who have refused to meet face-to-face with the Israelis, and not the other way around.
SECOND: Why does it seem sane for Obama and the "international community" to treat Abbas - (a guy who is not only a Holocaust denier, he got his PhD from the USSR in it!) - with respect as a "partner for peace", but treat Ahmadinejad as a pariah because - among other things - he is a Holocaust denier.
These three Arabs - Abbas and Assad and Ahmadinejad - are essentially alike and should be treated alike: as the enemy.
THIRD: It is IMMORAL for the Arabs and Obama and the "international community" to demand Israelis not live - and grow - in the so-called West Bank.
If Jews cannot live within the so-called West Bank, then why should Arabs be allowed to live in Israel!?
It is IMMORAL for the Arabs and Obama and the "international community" to demand a JUDENREIN West Bank.
It is REVEALING that the Arabs and Obama and the "international community" think its JUST FINE for Jews to Live in "bantustans" in the so-called West bank, but dehumanizing if Arabs do.
BOTTOM-LINE: THERE CANNOT BE PEACE UNTIL ARABS STOP TEACHING HATRED AND GENOCIDE TOWARD JEWS.
AND THERE CANNOT BE AN END TO THAT HATRED UNTIL THERE IS AN END TO ISLAM.
But that's just the way it is; that's just the way it really is.
OCTOBER: MARK LEVIN TALKS TO SARAH PALIN
"Many a true word spoken in jest!" UK Green video backfires spectacularly!
This is an example where the lefty-libtards expose themselves completely! And what pure and unadulterated joy it is!
More of this stuff is coming!
This is a UK video made by a group called 10:10, about reducing carbon dioxide by 10%.
How about lefties shutting up for 10% of the time, 10% less CO2 all round!
Notice how it is the little white working class children who don't put their hands up!
This has been true for a nearly a century: If you don't toe the leftist line, then you are killed.
WHY ARE THEY LIKE THIS AND WHY DO THEY THINK IT'S OKAY?
They're utopianists, and when you think you hold the keys for a perfect world, then the people who block it are blocking UTOPIA and UTOPIA is so so so SO good that the people blocking it are of course expendable.
This is an orientation they share with their fellow statists the JIHADISTS.
Leftists and jihadists are statists because in order to construct your utopia you have to force people to do what YOU want THEM to do.
Freedom is interference for utopianists, not a basic human right.
Friday, October 01, 2010
EL BARADEI TEAMS UP WITH MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD TO OUST USA ALLY MUBARAK: THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS SCOOPS WEASEL ZIPPERS BY 5 MONTHS
THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS 5 MONTHS AGO.
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Moral Equivalency, Deeper into the Hole with Druids!
Here and here
Two French students make a burkha movie - with a difference!
PALESTINIAN DEMAND ON SETTLEMENTS IS IRRATIONAL AND CYNICAL
YET ABBAS AND FATAH CYNICALLY CHOSE TO DELAY THE START OF NEGOTIATIONS UNTIL HE KNEW THAT IT WOULD EXPIRE DURING PRELIMINARY TALKS - JUST SO THEY COULD WALK OUT AND BLAME THE JOOOOOOOZE!
NOW THIS: Abbas to Mitchell: No further talks until building halted
PA says Israeli building in settlements equivalent to refusal to continue peace negotiations; Netanyahu tells Mitchell that Israel wants to continue direct talks; Egyptian FM says freeze not an important issue.DO YOU GET THAT TORTURED LOGIC!?
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday told US envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell that the there will be no further peace negotiations with Israel as long as building in settlements continues, Israel Radio reported.
IN THE TWISTED STUPID IDIOTIC CYNICAL LYING EVIL MINDS OF THE SO-CALLED PALESTINIANS, BUILDING IS A REFUSAL TO NEGOTIATE, BUT SETTING UP NEW PRECONDITIONS FOR TALKS AND REFUSING TO NEGOTIATE AND WALKING OUT ISN'T.
THE ARABS DON'T DESERVE ANOTHER COUNTRY. THE KURDS DO. EVEN THE BASQUES DO MORE THAN THE ARABS.
IN A FAIR WORLD - WHERE JEWS & ISRAELIS ARE ALLOWED TO DO WHAT EVERY OTHER NATION IN THE WORLD DID, THE ISRAELIS WOULD BE ALLOWED TO ANNEX JUDEA AND SAMARIA AND EXPEL THE ARABS.
IT WAS GOOD ENOUGH FOR EUROPE AFTER WW2.
NEW BIN LADEN TAPE: NOW HE'S A SOCIALIST DOVE WHO SOUNDS LIKE A MEMBER OF CODE PINK
"What governments spend on relief work is secondary to what they spend on armies," bin Laden says on the 11-minute tape titled "Reflections on the Method of Relief Work."
"If governments spent (on relief) only one percent of what is spent on armies, they would change the face of the world for poor people," he said.
OF COURSE, SEVERAL DECADES OF RELIEF HAVE DONE ALMOST NO GOOD.
WHAT LIFTS PEOPLE OUT OF POVERTY IS INDUSTRY AND GLOBALIZATION, NOT WELFARE.
AND ANOTHER THING: IF BIN LADEN AND HIS MINIONS AND THE REST OF THE MUSLIM WORLD WOULD CONVERT TO BUDDHISM, THEN THE WORLD COULD CUT DEFENSE SPENDING BY A TRILLION BUCKS.
LIKE MOST MUSLIMS AND SOCIALIST, BIN LADEN REFUSES TO ACCEPT THAT HIS IDEOLOGY IS THE MAJOR PROBLEM.
NORWEGIANS STILL QUISLINGS - AND NOW ALSO DHIMMIS
Norway has refused to allow Germany to test new submarines it is selling to Israel in its territorial waters, according to Norwegian media reports this week.INSTEAD OF AIDING NAZIS, NOW THEY AID ARABS AND IRANIANS.
The Dolphin-class submarines, built by the German company HDW in the port city of Kiel, were supposed to undergo several tests in the waters off the Norwegian coast before being transferred into the hands of the Israeli navy.
It was not clear at the time of this report whether the testing ban would delay the transfer of the submarines into Israeli hands.
In May, the Sunday Times reported that Israel is planning to permanently station a submarine carrying missiles with nuclear warheads in the Persian Gulf.
An admission by British authorities that islam is indeed a mental illness resulting from a cult!
They would do better to keep all muslims separate: they virtually run the prisons in the UK.
They forcibly convert English prisoners to islam or use intimidation to coerce them! Prison imams are usually ex-criminals. UK prisons are a recruiting ground for islamists.
De-programming will achieve nothing: they must be kept separate from each other so they are unable to spread the virus of islamism!HERE.
English Kapo Jews lead the latest Flotilla to Gaza!
|Jews for Palestine: twice a month can be found intimidating people outside Ahava in Covent Garden|
These are the same scum that have attacked the Ahava shop in London's Covent Garden, spraying red paint all over the front, chaining themselves inside the shop, shouting anti-Semitic blood-libels at the people who work in the shop, at customers and at passers by! They mix with the most virulent Israel-haters.“Ahava Four” found not guilty of trespass in Israeli store:
Four campaigners against Israeli apartheid were acquitted today of all charges related to two direct action protests against the Israeli cosmetics retailer Ahava in Covent Garden, London. The campaigners locked themselves onto concrete-filled oil drums inside the shop, closing it down for two days in September and December of 2009.The campaigners insist that they are legally justified in their actions as the shop’s activities are unlawful. All cosmetics on sale in the shop originate from Mitzpe Shalem, an illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank, and are deliberately mislabelled “Made in Israel”.The individual in the left of the picture above is an American Jew and a member of Jews for Palestine, the pakistani-looking one has assaulted a number of pro-Israel protesters outside Ahava.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
THE OFFICIAL ASTUTE BLOGGER VOTER GUIDE:
OBAMA'S BACKYARD Q&A IN IOWA EXPOSED HIM AS A DISCONNECTED LOSER AND A FAILURE AS A LEADER
- OBAMA LOOKS DOWN A LOT; THAT'S BAD: HE'S NOT CONNECTING.
- OBAMA REFERS TO THE TOUGH TIMES IN AMERICA AS SOMETHING THEY'RE GOING THROUGH - DISTANCING HIMSELF FROM THEIR DISAPPOINTMENT AND PAIN.
- OBAMA REFUSES TO TAKE OWNERSHIP OF THE PROBLEMS - WHICH DEMONSTRATES A LACK OF MORAL LEADERSHIP.
AND THEY'VE BEEN THE MAJOR MESSAGE FOR NEARLY TWO YEARS.
THEY WEIGH MORE HEAVILY ON PEOPLE THAN THE EUPHORIA OF HIS UNLIKELY CAMPAIGN.
WARNING - DON'T GET COCKY: MCCAIN AND OBAMA WERE DEADLOCKED THE LAST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER
... in the key battleground states where the race will likely be decided, the two presidential contenders could hardly be closer
With six weeks to go until Election Day, just released CNN poll of polls out of Florida and Ohio, as well as a new survey out of Missouri, suggest the race for the White House just may be headed for a photo finish.
In the new CNN Florida poll of polls, comprised of four recent surveys of the state, McCain holds a razor-thin 1-point lead, 47-46 percent. The Republican presidential nominee had held a healthier margin there for most of the summer, though Obama has aggressively targeted Sunshine State voters on the airwaves by a margin of more than eight to one when it comes to ad spending. CNN considers the state a "tossup" in its electoral map breakdown.
CNN Election Center: Check out CNN's electoral map
A new CNN poll of polls in Ohio also shows McCain with a 1-point margin (47-46 percent) in that key Midwestern state, which no Republican presidential aspirant has lost and gone on to win the White House. The Ohio poll of polls, consisting of three recent surveys, also shows more than 7 percent of Ohioans still have not made up their minds. The Buckeye state is considered a tossup in the CNN electoral map.
The CNN poll of polls in Florida and Ohio do not carry sampling errors.
A new Research 2000 poll out of Missouri was also released Sunday, showing McCain with a four point lead there (49-45 percent). The perennial bellwether state that has voted for the eventual winner in all but one presidential election since 1904 chose President Bush over John Kerry by a 6-point margin in 2004 and picked Bush over Al Gore by a 4-point margin in 2000. The Research 2000 poll, which carries a sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points, also shows 6 percent remain undecided there. CNN considers Missouri as leaning toward McCain in its electoral map.
THEY WON IN 2008 BY KICKING BUTT THE LAST 8 WEEKS - (VOTER FRAUD IN KEY STATES DIDN'T HURT).
MCCAIN DID WELL CONSIDERING HE WAS OUTSPENT 8-1 AND THERE WAS A RECESSION.
WE MUSTN'T LET THE DEMOCRATS PULL THIS ONE OUT.
FIND OUT ALL YOUR FRIENDS WHO MIGHT VOTE GOP AND MAKE SURE THEY GET TO THE POLLS.
AND TELL ALL YOUR LIB FRIENDS THEIR VOTE IS POINTLESS.
Kahrizak versus Abu Ghraib and Gitmo
In an unusually bold public request, families of three antigovernment protesters who died after beatings at Iran’s notorious Kahrizak prison have demanded the prosecution of high-ranking officials responsible for running the extralegal detention center.THERE WAS UNJUSTIFIED GLOBAL LEFTIST OUTRAGE OVER ABU GHRAIB AND GITMO.
The families, in a letter to Iran’s judiciary published widely in Iranian media, stated that they were prepared to spare the lives of two prison officers who were convicted of murder, under the Islamic legal provision of ghesas, which grants the families of murder victims the right to either request or forgo the death penalty for the killers. Instead, the families called for the punishment of the officers’ supervisors.
“We do not gain pleasure from revenge nor spilling the blood of the puppets of those who have broken the law,” the letter of the three families reads, referring to the two unnamed individuals sentenced to death in closed-door trials for beating detainees to death.
The letter demanded an “unbending and uncompromising “ investigation and punishment of the “political, judicial and security officials” involved in the deaths.
Chief among the officials under scrutiny is Saeed Mortazavi, a former Tehran prosecutor and one of eight people whom the United States government placed on a blacklist this week for human rights abuses, along with current and former Intelligence Ministry leaders and the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.
Mr. Mortazavi, reputed to be involved in the persecution of journalists and political dissenters, was suspended along with two subordinates by Iran’s judiciary last month — a move that lawyers of the victims’ families hoped would pave the way for their prosecution.
In January, a parliamentary committee ruled that Mr. Mortazavi was the official responsible for the transfer of detainees to Kahrizak despite his being aware of the substandard conditions there. After revelations that detainees had died during incarceration, Mr. Mortazavi was part of a cover-up that sought to claim that the deaths were due to an outbreak of meningitis.
YET THEY WERE SILENT OVER THIS.
WHICH PROVES THE ANTI-WAR LEFTISTS ARE NOT HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS AT ALL, JUST ANTI-AMERICAN.
THE IRANIAN TYRANTS SHUT THIS PRISON.
NOW, ALL THE IRANIAN PEOPLE HAVE TO DO TO GAIN THEIR FREEDOM IS OVERTHROW THEIR REAL PRISON GUARDS: AHMADINEJAD AND THE SUPREME COUNCIL.
IT WOULD BE NICE IF WE HAD A PRESIDENT WHO WAS ON THE SIDE OF THE IRANIAN PEOPLE AND NOT INTERESTED IN APPEASING AHMADINEJAD.
WE CAN CHANGE THIS IN NOVEMBER: VOTE GOP.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO MISS NEW ORLEANS?
THE CAMELIA GRILL: An establishment is noted for such casual cuisine as giant omelettes, cheeseburgers, "freezes", and pecan pie heated on the grill.
"It's chilly in Gentilly, rainin' hard in St. Bernard, raisin' hell in Slidell, two below in Tupelo, little slippy in Mississippi, and all wet in Chalmette."
SOLOMONIC AYODHYA VERDICT: SPLIT THE BABY!?
In a majority verdict, judges gave control of the main disputed section, where a mosque was torn down in 1992, to Hindus.
Other parts of the site will be controlled by Muslims and a Hindu sect.
An Indian court ordered the division of a patch of land in Ayodhya at the center of an ugly dispute between Muslims and Hindus, with a majority share going to Hindus.
Indians were glued to their televisions Thursday afternoon as a team of three judges at the Allahabad High Court ruled that one-third of the site would be held by a Muslim organization, with the remainder divided between two Hindu groups.
For more than a century members of the two faiths have fought over the site in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. In 1992 a Hindu mob tore down the 16th century Babri Mosque there with pickaxes and their bare hands. Ensuing riots killed more than 2,000 people, mostly Muslim.
Despite fears that a verdict – of any kind – would unleash fresh communal violence, the region was calm in its aftermath.
“With the site being divided I don’t think there will be any big trouble in Uttar Pradesh,” says Sharat Prathan, a journalist in the state capital, Lucknow. “Indian people are so secular I don’t think they will mind if there is a mosque and a temple near to each other.”
TIME WILL TELL IF THIS WILL SATISFY BOTH SIDES...
Ayodhya security: Choppers flying, area sealed too
Helicopters with powerful searchlights were pressed into service to tighten security in Ayodhya a day before the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court delivers its verdict on the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi title suits on Thursday. The authorities have also ensured that Ayodhya will be completely sealed within seconds if any untoward incident breaks out in any part of the country and has the possibility of spilling over to Uttar Pradesh.
The state government’s airstrip in neighbouring Faizabad has been prepared to enable landing and take-off of aircraft in the night if needed.
“Air surveillance will carry on through Wednesday night and Thursday,” Faizabad Senior SP R.K.S. Rathore said.
District officials said air surveillance would be carried out at random so that no pattern is visible. The authorities declined to disclose the number and type of helicopters being used.
On the ground, the authorities have put up barricades at every road coming into Ayodhya and Faizabad. Vehicles were allowed to pass after a thorough search at every barricade.
Despite tight security in clamped in Ayodhya, there is no sign of tension among people in the town. The tension that had vanished after the Supreme Court had stayed the High Court verdict on September 23, the town on which the national spotlight is focused has an air of relaxation about it.
THEY ARE ACTUALLY SPLITTING THE SITE - WHICH YOU CANNOT DO WITH A BABY.
SO IT MIGHT WORK.
A TRULY JUST VERDICT WOULD'VE RULED COMPLETELY IN FAVOR OF THE HINDUS: WHAT WAS STOLEN ONCE - NO MATTER HOW LONG AGO - CAN ALWAYS ONLY BELONG TO THE TRUE ORIGINAL OWNER.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
EUROPE STILL SLOUCHING TOWARDS MECCA
VIDEO: TECHNO PARADE ANARCHY: EUROPE DISINTEGRATING BEFORE OUR EYES
PREVIOUS POST HERE:
There is an annual event in Paris that is called Techno Parade and is meant to draw young people of all races and religions together in celebration. It was meant to counter the riots by blacks and muslims in the "banlieues" the suburbs, drawing them into the centre of Paris.AFTER A FEW DECADES OF MULTICULTURALISM AND POSTMODERN LEFTISM, EUROPE IS COLLAPSING FROM WITHIN JUST AS IT IS BEING ATTACKED FROM WITHOUT BY JIHAD.
Last year it lead to race riots and attacks on white people and the police.
It seems the French authorities do not care much and advertisers see it as an opportunity to sell their products. The cynicism is sickening!
Look out for the moment when a gang of blacks tries to kidnap a white girl!
AND BY THE SOCIALIST UNIONS.
IT WILL TAKE A MILLENNIAL-TYPE LEADER TO SAVE EUROPE, A JAN SOBIESKI AND A MARGARET THATCHER.
WHERE IS S/HE?
BERNARD LEWIS: The Battle Against the Islamization of Europe
GALLUP: GOP WILL PICK UP AT LEAST 50 SEATS IN HOUSE
- HARD TO BELIEVE THE US SENATE GOP CONTENDERS WON'T GET A HUGE BUMP BECAUSE OF THAT.
- REMINDER: ALMOST EVERY TIME THE HOUSE FLIPS PARTY, THE SENATE DOES TOO.
- YEAH BABY!
MIGHT NEW JERSEY PRODUCE ITS SECOND PRESIDENT?
NEW JERSEY'S FIRST -AND ONLY - PRESIDENT WAS FORMER NJ GOVERNOR AND PRO-SEGREGATION PROGRESSIVE WOODROW WILSON -AND THERE'S ALSO THIS VERY OBAMA-LIKE TIDBIT:
Wilson holds the record of all the presidents for the most rounds of golf, over 1,000, or almost one every other day. During the winter, the Secret Service would paint golf balls with black paint so Wilson could hit them around in the snow on the White House lawn.CHIS CHRISTIE IS A HELLUVA LOT BIGGER' n BETTER!
GREAT NEW VIDEO OF CHRISTIE HERE.
THE PUBLIC REACTION TO AYODHYA TEMPLE VERDICT WILL BE CRITICAL: THE ASTUTE BLOGGER SCOOPS THE NYTIMES BY A DAY
India itself. Dating from 1950, the legal battle between Hindus and Muslims over a religious site in the city of Ayodhya began as a little-noticed title dispute. With a ruling finally expected on Thursday, the case has become something altogether different: a test of India’s secular soul.WE COVERED THIS YESTERDAY.
The test is not so much in the verdict, which will deal with a handful of issues, including the central question of which side controls the site of a 16th-century mosque known as the Babri Masjid. Rather, the test will come in the public reaction. In 1992, an enraged mob of Hindu extremists destroyed the mosque, asserting that the site was the birthplace of the Hindu deity, Ram. Riots erupted, claiming about 2,000 lives, mostly Muslims, and horrifying a nation founded on the ideal of religious tolerance.
For the past month, the Indian government and leaders of major political parties, including right-wing Hindu leaders who stoked the 1992 violence, have asked people to remain calm and refrain from violence. Thousands of security officers have been deployed to Ayodhya, though the authorities concede that riots could occur anywhere. The verdict is considered so politically combustible that an emergency appeal to delay the verdict until after the Commonwealth Games in October was sent to India’s Supreme Court last week — and rejected on Tuesday.
Later on Tuesday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called on the nation to “maintain peace, harmony and tranquillity.”
The verdict could determine whether the mosque is rebuilt on the site or if a Hindu temple is erected there instead. Yet despite the official concern, many analysts believe that India has matured since the violence in 1992. Hindu nationalism, a potent political force in the 1990s that fueled the campaign to tear down the Babri Masjid, is now far less potent. Last year, when the government released the findings of a long-awaited investigation into the violence, the public response was largely a shrug.
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FATAH'S MASK SLIPS ON TV
Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), directed by Itamar Marcus, reports on a panel discussion on a television program of the Fatah organization broadcast this past week. Headed by Mahmoud Abbas, Fatah is considered the more moderate wing of the Palestinian Authority, compared with Hamas.
The panel discussion shows that in actuality, Fatah is no less firm than Hamas in seeking the goal of Israel’s destruction. Kifah Radaydeh, the deputy head of the Jerusalem chapter of Fatah, says openly that the PA will resume violence and terror against Israel when Fatah is "capable," and "according to what seems right."
"It has been said that we are negotiating for peace,” she further stated, “but our goal has never been peace. Peace is a means; the goal is Palestine."
Radaydeh is considered a “promising and rising young force” in Fatah, according to a PMW source, “and this report will likely give her extra prominence. But we have to publicize her words in order that the truth about the PA and Fatah be known.”
THIS IS WHY THE SO-CALLED PEACE PROCESS IS A SHAM.
- THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS PALESTINIAN PEOPLE. THERE IS NO NO PALESTINIAN LANGUAGE.
- BRITISH PALESTINE WAS TRANSJORDAN, MOSTLY. THEY CALL IT JORDAN NOW.
- THE ARABS HAVE NO JUSTIFIABLE CLAIM ON SAMARIA AND JUDEA.
- IF ISRAEL CANNOT GET PEACE FROM A LAND DEAL, THEN THERE SHOULDN'T BE A LAND DEAL.
- ISRAEL GOT NO PEACE FROM GAZA; THEY WON'T FROM THE WEST BANK.
- THE PEACE PROCESS IS A SHAM.
- FOR THE LAST YEAR, IT WAS THE ARABS WHO REFUSED TO NEGOTIATE.
- NOW ISRAEL SHOULD REFUSE.
ISRAEL SHOULD NO MORE FORCED TO NEGOTIATE WITH TERRORISTS OR ACCEPT A TERROR STATE ON ITS BORDER THAN RUSSIA WITH CHECHNYA, OR BRITAIN WITH THE IRA, OR SPAIN WITH ETA.
VILLAGE VOICE: WHITES 2008 = COOL; WHITES 2010 = INSANE XENOPHOBIC RACISTS
Now, according to the leftist who this column in the Village Voice- (two years later, and after Obama has been more like the socialist Joe the Plumber exposed than a post-partisan/post-racial healer) - Obama is unpopular and er um it's all because whites have become insane racists.
The author of this RACIST column works at NPR. If you substitute "BLACK" for "white", you'd be fired for racism.
Lefties like the guy who wrote this crap just can't accept the truth: IT'S THE SOCIALISM, STUPID!
We don't give a crap about Obama's skin color.
We'd've voted for Powell in 2000 - and elected him.
Steven Thrasher / Village Voice:White America Has Lost Its Mind — The white brain, beset with worries, finally goes haywire in spectacular fashion — About 12:01 on the afternoon of January 20, 2009, the white American mind began to unravel. — It had been a pretty good run up to that point.Discussion: thedanashow.wordpress.com, Hit & Run, Balloon Juice, alicublog, Taylor Marsh and NewsBusters.org
OBAMA MAY STILL BE A ROCK STAR ON CAMPUS, BUT HE'S A DUD IN DC AND IN THE WHITE HOUSE
HIRSI ALI: IT'S TIME TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST ISLAMIC DEATH THREATS
Earlier this year, after Comedy Central altered an episode of "South Park" that had prompted threats because of the way it depicted Islam's prophet Muhammad, Seattle cartoonist Molly Norris proposed an "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day." The idea was, as she put it, to stand up for the 1st Amendment and "water down the pool of targets" for extremists.I fully agree that a law is needed everywhere in the west to ensure that Islamofascists cannot make threats of violence. At the same time, Muslim communities must be monitored to make sure they're not inciting in mosques and such in Arabic or other languages.
The proposal got Norris targeted for assassination by radical Yemeni American cleric Anwar Awlaki, who has been linked to the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a Northwest Airlines flight and also to several of the 9/11 hijackers. This month, after warnings from the FBI, Norris went into hiding. The Seattle Weekly said that Norris was "moving, changing her name, and essentially wiping away her identity."
It's time for free-speech advocates to take a page from the abortion rights movement's playbook. In the 1990s, abortion providers faced the same sort of intimidation tactics and did not succumb. Instead, they lobbied for a federal law making it a crime to threaten people exercising reproductive rights and permitting victims to sue for damages. The Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, or FACE, passed in 1994 by solid bipartisan margins. A similar act is needed to cover threats against free-speech rights.
A federal law would do two things. First, it would deter violent tactics, by focusing national attention on the problem and invoking the formidable enforcement apparatus of the federal government. Second, its civil damages provision would empower victims of intimidation to act as private attorneys general to defend their rights.
Such an act is overdue. Across media and geographies, Islamic extremists are increasingly using intimidation to stifle free expression.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
INSTEAD OF ROLLING BACK TAX RATES TO 1998 LEVELS, LET'S ROLL BACK SPENDING TO 2008 LEVELS
- THE LARGEST AMOUNT OF REVENUE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EVER RAISED WAS DURING THE BUSH YEARS WITH OUR CURRENT TAX RATES.
- THE REASON WE HAVE HUGE DEFICITS NOW ISN'T BECAUSE TAX RATES ARE TOO LOW.
- IT'S BECAUSE SPENDING IS TOO HIGH AND THE ECONOMY IS IN A RECESSION.
- THE SUREST WAY TO WRECK THE ECONOMY NOW WOULD BE TO RAISE TAXES.
- THE SUREST WAY TO RESTORE FISCAL SANITY AND GET THE ECONOMY MOVING AGAIN WOULD BE TO CUT SPENDING. WHY NOT JUST REDUCE SPENDING TO PRE-CRASH 2008 LEVELS?
- THE SUREST WAY TO ACCOMPLISH THAT IS TO VOTE GOP THIS NOVEMBER.
- IT'S THAT SIMPLE.
IS A MEGA-TERROR ATTACK IMMINENT? IT WOULD SEEM SO... IF WE CONNECT THE DOTS
- DHS AND FBI CHIEFS RECENTLY TESTIFIED BEFORE CONGRESS THAT THE DOMESTIC TERROR THREAT LEVEL IS THE HIGHEST IT'S BEEN SINCE 9/11.
- THE BREADTH OF FBI ANTI-TERROR SWEEPS WERE HISTORICALLY IMMENSE. DENVER, NY, CHICAGO, MINNEAPOLIS... (DOMESTIC "ACTIVISTS"/LEFTISTS CONNECTED TO BOTH MUSLIM AND LATINO TERROR GROUPS WERE TARGETED.)
- PLUS THIS: A SURVEY OF THE NEWS HEADLINES FROM OUR NEIGHBOR MEXICO -WITH WHOM WE SHARE A TOTALLY UNPROTECTED BORDER - REVEALS THAT JIHADO-STYLE ATTACKS HAVE BECOME EVER MORE COMMON, IF NOT PREVALENT: BEHEADINGS; MASS GRAVES; IED'S; CAR BOMBS' AND RECENTLY EVEN A STONING.
WELL, I POSTED THIS YESTERDAY:
MORE AND MORE BY THEIR TACTICS, THESE MEXICAN THUGS RESEMBLE JIHADISTS IN AFGHANISTAN (AND ELSEWHERE).NOW COMES THIS NEWS - VIA DRUDGE:
I THINK THIS IS MORE THAN A COINCIDENCE - AND NOT JUST IMITATION,
I THINK THAT JIHADISTS ARE ACTIVELY HELPING THE NARCO-TERRORISTS INSIDE MEXICO.
CHAVEZ AND MORALES HAVE OPENLY EXPRESSED ADMIRATION FOR COCA GROWERS AND THE DRUG TRADE AND FOR JIHADISTS.
CHAVEZ HAS AIDED THE NARCO-TERRORISTS IN COLOMBIA FOR YEARS.
I THINK WE'RE SEEING THE SAME AXIS OF EVIL WITHIN MEXICO.
AND THEIR ALLIANCE PROBABLY GOES DEEPER THAN DRUGS: THE MEXICAN GANGS HAVE PROBABLY HAVE BEEN SMUGGLING JIHADISTS INTO THE USA.
HENCE THIS PREDICTION: THE NEXT BIG JIHADO-TERROR ATTACK WILL BE IN THE SOUTHWESTERN USA.
AND SOONER THAN ANYONE THINKS.
A team of federal agents has been stopping tractor-trailers on Interstate 20 just west of Atlanta, inspecting each truck as it passed through a weigh station ... its part of a counter-terrorism operation.I SUSPECT THAT THEY'RE LOOKING FOR WMD THAT CAME IN THROUGH MEXICO.
... a flashing sign on the interstate directed the trucks to pull into a state-owned inspection station near Lee Road in Douglas County at the height of the evening commute.
... agents from several federal agencies, including Homeland Security, the Department of Transportation, and the Transportation Security Administration were involved. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was assisting in the exercise.
... the event is known as Visible Inter-mobile Prevention and Response, or VIPER, an operation that is conducted with local authorities as a training exercise. The TSA spokesman said the operation is not in response to a specific threat.
However, federal sources told Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne the inspections are part of a counter-terrorism operation.
News Chopper 2 showed screening devices, dogs and a large drive-through bomb detection machine in use along the eastbound interstate near Lee Road.Trucks were being sorted into two lines, one with more rigorous screening. Agents used a variety of devices to check the exteriors of the trailers, including a large drive-through machine similar to a security tool used at the Super Bowl, and a tool that measures radiation.
IF THEY'RE SEARCHING THIS GEORGIA CORRIDOR THEY PROBABLY SUSPECT THE TARGET IS WASHINGTON OR NY.
I SUSPECT DALLAS, HOUSTON, ATLANTA, CHICAGO, LOS ANGELES, SAN DIEGO.
OR PERHAPS JUST SAN DIEGO AND NORFOLK - IMPORTANT NAVAL BASES FOR THE USA. OR PERHAPS ANY BIG MILITARY BASE.
WE'VE ALREADY HAD MORE ATTACKS HERE IN THE HOMELAND UNDER OBAMA THAN DURING BUSH'S 8 YEARS.
WE ARE NOT AS SAFE AS WE WERE - THANKS TO OBAMA AND HOLDER AND NAPOLITANO.
REPEAT: THE INCREASED PACE OF DRONE ATTACKS AND THE BREADTH OF THE RECENT FBI RAIDS AND THE RECENT FBI/DHS WARNINGS ARE NOT MERE COINCIDENCES:
IF YOU SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING - AND SAY IT LOUD AND CLEAR!
THIS THURSDAY, INDIA'S SUPREME COURT WILL ANNOUNCE IT'S AYODHYA DECISION. IF IT GOES AGAINST THE MUSLIMS, THEN I EXPECT MASSIVE RIOTS IN INDIA AND A RASH OF GLOBAL ATTACKS.
THAT'S RIGHT: TO JIHADISTS, THIS IS BIGGER THAN MOHAMED CARTOONS OR WACKY PREACHERS THREATENING TO BURN KORANS.
IT MAYBE THE TRIGGERING EVENT THAT THE ENEMY WAS PREPPING FOR.
THE BABRI MOSQUE VERSUS THE AYODHYA TEMPLE: INDIA'S SUPREME COURT TO RULE ON THEIR 150 YEAR OLD VERSION OF THE GROUND ZERO MOSQUE: RIOTS EXPECTED
- IN 1527, THE MUSLIM CONQUERORS OF INDIA BUILT A VICTORY MOSQUE ON TOP OF A HINDU TEMPLE MARKING THE PLACE OF RAMA'S BIRTH.
- IN 1992 HINDUS DESTROYED IT IN A RIOT INVOLVING 150,000 PEOPLE. MORE THAN 2000 PEOPLE WERE KILLED.
- FOR YEARS, HINDUS AND MUSLIMS HAVE TAKEN THEIR FIGHT TO INDIA'S NOTORIOUSLY SLOW COURTS - AND A DECISION IS COMING...
THE HINDUS ARE ATTEMPTING TO UNDO THE DESECRATION OF THEIR HOLY SITE.
The Indian Supreme Court rejected Tuesday a plea to delay judgment on whether Hindus or Muslims should control a disputed holy site, clearing the way for a verdict in the explosive case later this week.
The fight over the compound in the central Indian town of Ayodhya has shaken the core of modern India and led to repeated outbreaks of communal violence that killed thousands of people.
A lower court had been scheduled to issue its ruling in the 60-year-old case last Friday on whether the site should be given to the Hindu community to build a temple to the god Rama or returned to the Muslim community to rebuild the 16th-century Babri Mosque.
But the Supreme Court deferred that ruling so it could hear arguments Tuesday on whether a decision on the dispute, which dates back more than 150 years, should be delayed further to allow the two communities a chance to settle it amicably.
"I told the court during arguments that there was no chance of a settlement. The High Court should be allowed to pronounce its judgment," said Zaffaryab Jilani, a lawyer for the Sunni Waqf Board, a Muslim organization that was part of the original suit.
On Tuesday afternoon the court dismissed the motion without giving any reasons for its decision, said Mukul Rohatgi, a lawyer who argued for the delay.
The case has been stuck in India's famously sluggish court system for so long that most of the original petitioners have died awaiting a decision.
The Allahabad High Court will issue its verdict Thursday afternoon, said Hari Shankar Dubey, a court official. The court was in a rush to announce the decision before one of the judges on the panel is set to retire at the end of the week, which could force the court to put together a new panel and hear the case from the beginning.
The government fears that any verdict could set off a repeat of the communal violence that killed 2,000 people in nationwide rioting in 1992 after a mob of Hindu extremists descended on Ayodhya and tore down the Babri Mosque.
I HOPE AND PRAY THE GROUND ZERO MOSQUE IS NEVER BUILT; IF IT IS BUILT, I PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT: MASSIVE RIOTS AND MANY DEAD.
Proof that all Fatah ever wanted was to be able to blame Israel, and really didn't ever want peace with Israel
Israel will be to blame if peace talks fail, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Tuesday.
Abbas was speaking during a flight from Paris to Amman, AFP reported, and said that the settlement construction issue would determine the outcome of the talks.
He added that he would soon be making a speech at an Arab League meeting, in which he would announce some significant decisions.
Earlier on Tuesday, Abbas told radio station Europe 1 that he will stop talks if the settlement freeze is not reinstated.
"We don't want to stop the talks, but if the building continues, we will have to put a stop to them," Abbas said. "(Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu must know that peace is more important than settlements."
Abbas wanted blame not peace - if they wanted peace then talks could've begun 11 months ago, but they deliberately waited for 11 months and didn't agree to talks until there was only a month left to the UNPRECEDENTED freeze just so they could have an excuse to walk out.
REPEAT: the freeze was unprecedented: Arafat talked the whole time that settlements were expanding.
LOOKIT FOLKS: The Israeli withdrawals from Sinai and Gaza prove that Israel is prepared to give up land for peace, so existing settlements - whether they expand or not - aren't a valid excuse for Abbas.
BESIDES: Why should the West bank become Judenrein if Israel is expected to continue to have a 20% Arab population. If Arabs can live in Israel then Jews should be able to live in the West Bank.
REPEAT/REMINDER: The Israelis weren't holding up talks; it was the so-called moderates of Fatah who had refused to talk for the last few years.
BOTTOM-LINE: The settlements are an excuse and the peace talks are a sham.
THE TAKE AWAY: There will only be peace when the Arabs stop teaching hate.
THE SAD TRUTH: The Arabs will only stop teaching hate when they cease to teach Islam.
That's just the way it is; that's just the way it really is.
"If he hit you it is probably because you are a bad muslim!"
In this video made by French journalists on a visit to East London, a woman is forced into a humiliating confession about her husband, in order to obtain a divorce. Even so, there is no guarantee she will get one. She has already waited a year.A young gay man is threatened by muslim gangs, someone he know was beaten up by a gang, the usual brave muslims! The police"could not" help him!Watch here.
"Techno Parade": Anarchy in Paris, France! Hat tip: Blougada Booh
There is an annual event in Paris that is called Techno Parade and is meant to draw young people of all races and religions together in celebration. It was meant to counter the riots by blacks and muslims in the "banlieues" the suburbs, drawing them into the centre of Paris.
Last year it lead to race riots and attacks on white people and the police.
It seems the French authorities do not care much and advertisers see it as an opportunity to sell their products. The cynicism is sickening!
Look out for the moment when a gang of blacks tries to kidnap a white girl!
Pictures, video and translation from French here.
Original article here.
FBI Raids Home of SEIU Leader In International Terrorism Sweep
Now, they are raiding the homes of Obama's friends are the SEIU.
One might think it would be big news that a Chief Steward for a Local chapter of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is being investigated by the FBI for possible connection to overseas terror networks. Apparently, though, several Chicago news outlets didn’t see a reason to add this little fact to their stories. And even if it wasn’t big news that the FBI is investigating a union member, one would think that his profession would at least make an appearance somewhere in properly formulated coverage of the story… right?
Over the weekend the FBI announced that it was investigating Joseph Iosbaker for possible connections to overseas terror groups. Iosbaker and his wife Stephanie Weiner, both anti-war activists, are suspected of activities “concerning the material support of terrorism.”
The Chicago news has been all over the demonstrations that left-wing groups have mounted in Chicago to protest the FBI’s investigation of the anti-war activists. These stories are filled with all sorts of facts, dates and names. But in a significant handful of stories one little fact seems to have escaped the notice of these hardnosed journalists. Iosbaker is an SEIU union member. And not just a rank and file member but an official.
According to the SEIU Local 73 website, Iosbaker is listed as the Local 73 Chief Steward. Iosbaker was also quite active earlier in the year protesting the closing of the Republic Windows & Doors factory that made the national news. Iosbaker was then listed as an executive board member of the SEIU.
It is interesting to note that this fact escaped most of Chicago’s TV coverage.Michelle Gallardo of ABC 7 TV seems to have forgotten to mention the union connection, CBS channel 2 also missed this fact, WGN TV channel 9 also forgot to mention the SEIU, and Channel 5 NBC also missed it, all accidentally I’m sure.
But it isn’t just TV that missed this fact. The Associated Press also seems to be blind to the fact that Iosbaker is a union operative.
My friends at the Chicago Daily Observer have helpfully offered the Old Media a spelling lesson, “SEIU, it’s spelled S-E-I-U,” they scolded.
The fact seems to be that Iosbaker is not just a little fish in the big union pond. He is at least a middle manager and local union muckity-muck. So why did so many news outlets somehow forget to mention this fact? Isn’t his status as a union operative with some station and position significant?
UPDATE - FBI investigates prominent labor leader Andy Stern
People interviewed by federal agents report the FBI and the Labor Department are investigating prominent labor leader Andy Stern as part of a corruption probe involving the Service Employees International Union.
Two organized labor officials met with federal agents this summer to answer questions about Stern's role in approving money to pay the salary of an SEIU leader in California who performed no work and a book contract that Stern landed in 2006.
Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the investigation. The FBI and the Labor Department's office of inspector general declined to comment for the record.
Stern abruptly resigned as president of the 2.2-million member SEIU in April.
Mother of UK Labour Leader aboard New Gaza Flotilla.
"On board is Marion Kozak, the mother of Ed Miliband, Britain’s first Jewish head of the Labour party. He was elected last week, defeating his brother David. a former foreign minister. An Israeli Channel 10 reporter also is sailing with the passengers. Yonatan Shapira, a pilot dismissed from the IDF is also on board."Ralph Miliband, the husband of Kozak, became an active Marxist early on and eventually taught at the LSE.
Read the rest here.