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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Criticism of religion may be criminalized as 'defamation'

At the United Nations Council on Human Rights in Geneva, the OIC is trying again to have "defamation of religion" banned. The aim is a universal gag on free speech, blocking the right of anyone to criticize the too frequently negative effects of religion on individuals and society. The OIC has yet to appreciate that if it succeeds in its effort to protect Islam from legitimate challenges to its less attractive doctrines and practices to say nothing of Islam with its murderous extremes, the relentless Antisemitism from its own side of the street will have to stop too.

If it succeeds, in turning criticism of religion, and its main beneficiaries into "defamation", we might not be free to express our condemnation. In this case an instance of treachery about a sentence just handed down in Saudi Arabia against a 74-year-old woman, condemned to 45 lashes, three months in prison, and deportation to her native Jordan, for having two male visitors in her home who were not relatives.

The OIC dislikes the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. They disapprove of it because they believe that religion, not excluding their version of it, is a systematic violator of human rights. Not the least being the rights of women who are one-half of the worlds, a fact the OIC does not notice, or if it does it applies religious ethics to solve the problem which often results in the belief that; one woman is worth half a man. The OIC is trying to change the Universal Declaration of Human Rights accordingly.

[At present, nationalist parties such as the BNP may legally criticize Islam and not fall foul of the race laws - this new proposal would change that. As pointed out in this newspaper column, criticism of Islam would also worsen the situation for women since it would be illegal to object to religious sanctions oppressing them. Another issue is that a number of religions criticize other religions. The one that raises the initial criticism or the other that criticized that religion for its defamation, the whole situation is absurd. ]

Military Ready to Shoot Down NKorean Missile

Two senior U.S. commanders said Thursday that the military is ready if called upon to shoot down North Korea's planned rocket launch next month.

The top U.S. commander in the Pacific, Adm. (-------), told senators at a hearing that there was a "high probability" that the United States could knock down a North Korean missile. Gen. (-----), the U.S. commander in South Korea, said the threat "is real."

The comments come as North Korea reportedly prepares for what many believe will be a long-range missile test in early April. North Korea says it will launch a communications satellite, and defends the launch by saying other countries have been pursuing peaceful space programs.

Vatican insiders declare the Pope a 'disaster'

The Holy Sea is struggling to contain international anger over the Pope's claim on his first official visit to Africa that Aids "cannot be overcome through the distribution of condoms, which even aggravates the problems".

The Pope's remarks about condoms, and a recent fervor over his lifting of the 20-year excommunication of a British bishop who has questioned the Holocaust, has left him looking isolated and out of touch, prompting calls for a radical shake-up of the way the Holy See delivers its message.

[Cannot the Pope quiet his Vatican insiders? Do not they realize that he has direct contact with God? These dissident Vatican insiders speak audaciously and capriciously.]

Promiscuity intends to stop stds'

Cosmopolitan magazine writer Sarah Hedley, brought in to speak for the campaign says: "Taking a condom on a night out should be as normal as taking a phone, keys and purse.

Nevertheless, Conservative MP Julian Brazier said, "I have always accepted that condoms have some role to play in fighting sexually-transmitted infections.

"But it is very sad that the authors of this document do not seem to understand that the problem starts with growing levels of sexual activity by people with multiple partners.

"This campaign is contributing to the further growth of the problem rather than to public health."

[Some rare sense from a carrot driven horse]

US Army Confirms Israeli Nukes

As recently as Feb. 9 President Barack Obama neglected to answer the question when asked pointedly by White House correspondent Helen Thomas whether he knew of any country in the Middle East that has nuclear weapons. Keeping the blinders on is necessary politically in order to avoid a policy confrontation with Israel. On the other hand, he is simply a puppet intended to distract the children.

By law, the U.S. would have to cease providing billions of dollars in foreign aid to Israel if it determined the country had a nuclear weapons program. That is because the so-called Symington Amendment, passed in 1976, bars assistance to countries developing technology for nuclear weapons proliferation.

Given the U.S.'s long history of selective blindness when it comes to Israeli nukes, it is unlikely that the Joint Operating Environment 2008 report compiled by the Army amount to much more than minor distraction from the Zionist destruction.

[This is one kind of the many diversions Zionists are all for.]

Canada's science minister gives beauty-pageantesque summary of evolution

On Tuesday, Mr. Goodyear said twice during the CTV interview that he did believe in evolution.

"We are evolving every year, every decade. That's a fact, whether it is to the intensity of the sun, whether it is to, as a chiropractor, walking on cement versus anything else, whether it is running shoes or high heels, of course we are evolving to our environment. Nevertheless, that is not relevant and that is why I refused to answer the question. The interview was about our science and tech strategy, which is strong."

The MP from Cambridge, Ont., is a key figure in the controversy over the science-funding crunch in Canada and, in particular, cuts in the January budget that left many senior researchers scrambling to find the money to continue their experiments. Some had expressed concern that Mr. Goodyear is suspicious of science, perhaps because he is a creationist.

On Tuesday, Liberal science critic Marc Garneau said that believing in evolution is not a job requirement for the science minister.

[Yes, understanding evolution is a job requirement for the science minister of a western nation! This retard should acknowledge, as even the Pope does, that evolution is a reality. How far we have fallen/devolved]

London gangs recruit girls of seven to carry drugs and weapons

GIRLS as young as seven are joining gangs to carry drugs and weapons for group "elders" as a culture of youth violence spreads to primary schools, ministers warned today.

Children recruited to some London gangs - known as "Tynees" or "youngers" - must also complete initiation rituals, which can include the rape or even murder of rival gang members, according to a report.

Growing numbers of younger children are joining gangs to win respect and recognition from their peers, the report said.

[While liberals still dream of making Third World refugees into model English people, the truth is that it is easier to drag everyone down that to elevate those with lower natures. Our population changes and is replaced by these animals.]

Two out of Three Serious Teenage Criminals are Immigrants (Holland)

Two out of three serious teenage criminals are children of parents born outside the Netherlands. In most cases, no prison sentence is imposed, it emerges from a study sent to parliament by Justice Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin.

In the research, 447 case files of youngsters aged from 12 to 17 were studied. All the files involved cases in which the perpetrator was convicted of a crime for which the maximum jail sentence is 8 years or more. These were murder, manslaughter, robbery with violence, extortion, arson, public acts of violence and sexual crimes.

Only just over one-third (37 percent) of the convicted youngsters are white Dutch. Two-thirds are of immigrant origin, meaning that they themselves or their mothers were born abroad.

[ These immigrants should not be in Holland. It is inhumane. ]

whats so wrong with their home, and why do they carry the morals of a failed land in to a charitable and noble one?

Israel gets the right idea

Only days after they were groaning with fury, at the Israeli lobby's success in hounding the outspoken Charles Freeman, away from his proposed intelligence job for President Obama, the Arabs now have to contend with an Israeli Foreign Minister. The Israeli Foreign Minister’s frank and curt racist comments about Palestinian loyalty tests have brought into the new Netanyahu cabinet one of the most unpleasant politicians in the Middle East.

The fact is that the Israeli Prime Minister-to-be has made it perfectly clear there will be no two-state solution; and he has planted a tree on Golan to show the Syrians they will not get it back. Now he has brought into the cabinet a man who sees even the Arabs of Israel as second-class citizens.

Lieberman's first visit to Washington will be a gem. AIPAC - posing as an Israeli lobby when in fact it works for the Likudists will fight for him and Secretary Clinton will have to greet him warmly at the State Department. Who knows, he might even suggest to her that she imposes a loyalty test for American minorities as well, which would mean demanding an oath of faithfulness from U.S. president Obama himself. The possibilities are endless.

[If Israel fully and honestly embraces National Socialism and kicks out their Arabs then they are setting a fantastic example. However, we must also hope that these Zionists will stop being fully in favor of non-white immigration into white nations and not scream genocide if we do as they do. I wonder what the various Jewish organizations that condemn nationalism abroad have to say about the developments within the Israeli government, something retarded and hypocritical no doubt. ]

Polish trade unions

Polish trade unions have urged the government to impose employment restrictions on foreign workers.

The eastern European country's OPPZ union has called for a limit on workers from nearby ex-Soviet states, as it anticipates a steady stream of its own citizens returning from other nations, Reuters has reported.

[ An example other trade unions and governments should follow. ]

Argentine farmers protest soy export tax

Argentina faces another farmer's strike and blockade in a dispute over export taxes. Infuriated by the government's decision to uphold a steep export tax on soy, farmers set up barricades along major highways - blocking big rig trucks and local traffic in several provinces. To help quell the mounting tension, President Cristina Kirchner today agreed to share tax revenues with local governments - before all funds went to the national government. The conflict over the soy tax began last year, when the government raised the tax to 35 percent. Being the world's third largest producer and exporter of soy, revenues from the cash crop have been a major source of income for Argentina. In recent months, soy farmers have been hit hard by the drastic global drop in the price of food commodities and a severe drought. The agricultural sector has led a growing dissatisfaction with national government - which has announced early congressional elections due to pressures from the opposition.

Court rules military contractors must answer civil lawsuits

Military contractors working abroad have been under investigation in criminal trials for years. Now because of a Virginia court ruling this week, they will also be accountable in civil trials

In a federal court decision issued late Wednesday, a judge said that the "fog of war" will not protect military contractor CACI-spelled C-A-C-I. The court ruled a tort case brought by four Iraqi civilians could proceed. The men gave reports of detainment, torture, and eventually release from Abu Ghraib prison without charges for a crime. Katherine Gallagher, an attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, is representing the four Iraqi plaintiffs. She says this ruling indicates that several other outstanding tort cases against CACI, and military contractor Blackwater, will likely move forward as well.

"Wednesday's ruling has large ramifications for all these cases, particularly when all of these contractors are raising the argument that they are immune, or share some immunity of government, by working in a, quote, 'combat zone.' This decision really breaks down that argument very, very strongly, saying 'you're contractors, you're working in Iraq for profit, and you are not the government."

In their civil lawsuit, plaintiffs are seeking damages for physical and mental abuse, but Gallagher says that monetary gains are only part what the Iraqi victims and their families want.

"The first thing that victims of torture and abuse are looking for is validation of what happened to them. Therefore, to have a US Court recognize that they were tortured and abused, will be a big part of victory for them. And shedding light on what happens in them so that it never happens again and that is part of their quest for justice."

Because the Virginia court is in the same legal circuit as at least two other ongoing tort cases against war contractors, this ruling will be binding in those suits as well.

CBO says US deficit will be larger than expected

The Congressional Budget Office says they predict the US deficit this year will be much higher than originally thought - topping out at over 1.8 trillion dollars. And the US is on track to remain in the red over the next 10 years. According to figures released by the CBO today, President Barack Obama's proposed budget will leave the country 1 trillion more in debt per year - to the tune of 9 trillion dollars by 2019. The CBO says it uses more conservative economic growth estimates than the current Administration. These findings could make passage of President Obama's first budget more challenging. That budget includes increased spending on health care and green energy.

Fox Business Host Says AIG Bailout Funding Terrorism

“And who invests in the giant hedge funds? Sovereign wealth funds that also fund terrorism. So, if your rep voted for TARP, TALP, the stimulus package from last year or this year or any of these other corporate welfare bailouts – they’re directly responsible for redistributing your money to al-Qaida.”

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Israeli troops admit to witnessing unwarranted fire on Palestinians in Gaza

Israeli troops involved in the invasion of Gaza have admitted to "unbridled contempt for, and forcefulness against, the Palestinians," according to the director of the Yitzhak Rabin pre-military program Danny Zamir. Last month Israeli soldiers recounted their experiences, and excerpts were published in Israel's Harretz newspaper. Zamir also said soldiers admitted to unwarranted fire on Palestinian civilians and vandalism.

Justice Department says no more raids on medical marijuana dispensaries

In another reversal of Bush Administration policy, the Justice Department has announced that it will not make a priority of raiding medical marijuana dispensaries operating under California law. Kellia Ramares has the Story:

Attorney General Eric Holder announced that, to better allocate scarce law enforcement resources, medical marijuana dispensaries operating in accordance with state law will not be the targets of Federal Raids. California and 12 other states have legalized medical marijuana. But under the Bush administration, the Drug Enforcement Administration raided dispensaries, because marijuana is still illegal under Federal law. Elizabeth Frantes of San Francisco is a medical Marijuana patient. She welcomes Holder's announcement, but says it doesn't go far enough.

"The change in policy doesn't really address the key issue which is that Marijuana should be removed off schedule altogether. The weakness in the California law has always been that producing marijuana still leads you to prosecution. And since there are no legitimate sources of marijuana, the infiltration of organized crime has pretty much been inevitable."

Frantes wants to see patients and their caregivers to be able to legally grow their own marijuana under federal law.


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New Mexico outlaws capital punishment

Last night New Mexico became the 15th state in the nation to abolish the death penalty and replace it with the sentence of life in prison without the chance of parole.

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson supported the death penalty as recently as 2006, when he pursued the Democratic Presidential nomination. But Tuesday night, he signed a bill to abolish capital punishment:

"Regardless of my personal opinion about the death penalty, I do not have confidence in the criminal justice system as it currently operates to be the final arbiter when it comes to who lives and who dies for their crime."

As reasons for his decision, Richardson cited manipulation of DNA evidence and a lack of competent counsel for all defendants. He referred to the over-representation of African Americans and Latinos on death row. The state's death penalty abolition law goes into effect in July, meaning any murders committed before then could still qualify for the death penalty. Earlier this month a similar bill narrowly failed to pass the Senate in Maryland. Four other states have similar abolition bills pending.

House passes bill to tax AIG bonuses

Outrage was once again the theme of the day as the US House of Representatives considered a bill that would tax bonuses given to AIG and other executives by 90 percent. North Dakota representative Earl Pomeroy.

"Starting right here, right now, we are saying no more. We are saying, 'Give us our money back!' And we will not stop until we get it back. To those running to cash their ill-gotten checks: you disgust us. By any measure, you are disgraced professional losers."

The bill passed 328 to 93. During debate the question of who holds responsibility for the loophole allowing these bonuses was forefront. Many Republicans blame Democratic Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut for changing last month's stimulus legislation to make some bonuses legal. Dodd in turn, says he was asked to do so by the Obama Administration.

Senate moves forward on Obama trade agenda

The Senate put a face to President Obama's trade agenda: it's confirmed Ron Kirk to be US Trade Representative, and a Senate panel held a confirmation hearing for Gary Locke to be Commerce Secretary. This as Obama's administration enters its first trade dispute with Mexico over Mexican trucks on US highways.

Israel demolishes Palestinian homes in Jerusalem

Israel gave Palestinians in Jerusalem demolition orders today as bulldozers began take down homes. IMEMC.org report from Israel:

One house and three other structures owned by Palestinians near Jerusalem were demolished by Israeli authorities today. The demolitions took place in Al Eziryiah, a Palestinian town outside east Jerusalem. Israel says the home was demolished because it was built in an Israeli area without the needed documentation. Homeowner Rabie' Al Qamari disagrees

"My house is legal I have all needed document, anyway the house is built a Palestinian controlled area not and Israeli area, when my son asked them for the demolishing order they beat him up"

Since February Israel has issued demolition orders for more than 150 Palestinian homes near Jerusalem.

Join the TEA Party

Are you fed up with a Congress and a president who:

* vote for a $500 billion tax bill without even reading it.
* are spending trillions of borrowed dollars, leaving a debt our great-grandchildren will be paying?
* consistently give special interest groups billions of dollars in earmarks to help get themselves re-elected?
* want to take your wealth and redistribute it to others?
* want to change America into a socialist nation?
* punish those who practice responsible financial behavior and reward those who do not?
* admit to using the financial hurt of millions as an opportunity to push their political agenda?
* run up trillions of dollars of debt and then sell that debt to countries such as China?
* want government controlled health care?
* want to take away the right to vote with a secret ballot in union elections?
* refuse to stop the flow of millions of illegal immigrants into our country?
* appoint a defender of child pornography to the Number 2 position in the Justice Department?
* want to force doctors and other medical workers to perform abortions against their will?
* give your tax dollars to pay for abortions?
* want to impose a carbon tax on your electricity, gas and home heating fuels?
* want to reduce your tax deductibility for charitable gifts?
* take money from your family budget to pay for their federal budget.

If so, participate in the TEA party rally, the Taxed Enough Already (TEA) party. On the day you pay your taxes, Wednesday, April 15, join others across the country and in your hometown who will be participating in TEA party rallies in front of their city halls. The TEA party rally will begin at 12 noon. Bring your cell phone and call Congress and the president while attending the TEA party rally. (representative and senators, 202-224-3121; president, 202-456-1414) Tell Every American about this effort by forwarding this invitation to your friends. Together we can make a difference.

Obama's Three-Card Monte Game with AIG


OK. So I get it. Everyone's livid about the AIG executives receiving $165 Million of contractually guaranteed bonuses. The elites in the media and Congress are telling us how this is an example of yet another greedy corporation, run by criminals, and that they need to be punished for their excesses. What few are paying attention to is how the White House is providing cover for the real scam - more than 400 times larger than the bonuses that have everyone so bent out of shape.

Being a New Yorker, I've come to know a sucker's game when I see one, and this looks an awful lot like a giant Three-Card Monte game. Except this scam isn't for $20 or $50, or even for $100, like many street scams. This little game of hide-the-crime is being played with $170 Billion.

Robert Gibbs says no one knew about the $165 Million in bonuses until just last week, and, even though we all know that's a lie, no one really calls them on it, and the White House gets to share in the rage. In fact, Comrade Obama and his team are leading the anti-capitalist jeers. I think there are some really interesting aspects to this entire maneuver.

1. If the federal government invested $170 Billion into AIG expecting them to NOT pay bonuses they are contractually obligated to pay, then they would be encouraging AIG to break the law.

2. If the federal government thought that the contractual obligations of the company were out of line or unsustainable, then the company should have been encouraged to go to bankruptcy court, where contracts that are out of line or unsustainable may be renegotiated legally.

3. If the federal government invested $170 Billion without knowing what the obligations of the company are, then they are the most ignorant investors in the world and Tim Geithner is a moron.

This is why people who aren't morons engage in an activity known as "due diligence."

So now that we've blown their cover story out of the water, what do you suppose the REAL crime is that they want covered up? How about a $93 Billion transfer to Goldman Sachs and a handful of foreign banks? I reported on it last night here, but the question remains... why is everyone in Washington and the mainstream media apoplectic over $165 Million, while an amount more than 400 TIMES that, or $93 Billion, is quietly being transferred to a cabal of international bankers? And why does NO ONE ELSE seem to be connecting paymaster Hank Paulsen with his former employer Goldman Sachs?

Does no one think it's a big deal that the Treasury Secretary paid his former business associates though a middleman... or that the new administration seems to be protecting him and diverting attention? Meanwhile, Comrade Obama and his team smile like the murderer with a body in his trunk getting a speeding ticket and being sent on his way.

Border Chaos: Mexican Mayor Living in US

The chaos on our shared border with Mexico continues to spin out of control, with shootings and assassination attempts now happening multiple times daily. Meanwhile, the mayor of Juarez is living in El Paso, presumably to protect himself from the non-stop insanity happening one town, one nation, and one world away. That must give the good citizens of Ciudad Juarez such comfort knowing their elite mayor is able to go home to his Texas home every night.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Most Natives want jobless immigrants to leave

Most people in major European countries and the United States believe unemployed immigrants should leave, a poll showed Monday, indicating growing fears over competition for scarce jobs.

The FT/Harris polls published by the Financial Times showed more than three-quarters of Italians and Britons and a majority in France, Germany, Spain and the United States would support their governments asking immigrants to leave.

The results of the poll suggest rising unemployment could push the issue of immigration up the political agenda in Europe and may boost support for far-right parties.

[This summation will boost support for nationalism. If our government were not to be fascist sellouts and more ethical, they would heed the wishes of the citizens on a vital issue like this.]


http://www.iht.com/articles/reuters/2009/03/16/europe/OUKWD-UK-BRITAIN-IMMIGRATION.php

Taliban threaten to kill aid workers as spies

A top Taliban commander has issued a new threat to foreign aid workers, declaring that under the insurgent group's new "constitution" they will execute them as spies or hold them in exchange for the release of Taliban fighters.

In the 15-minute interview, arranged by an intermediary for CNN, Hanafi repeated the Taliban's pledge to keep girls out of public schools.

"In my opinion," he added, "Taliban aren't allowing girls to go to schools because Taliban want women to preserve their respect by staying in their homes, not to work as laborers for others."

The west should not mimic this unwelcomed culture under any circumstance. Our own culture is modern, peaceful and somewhat naïve. The liberation of innocents from terror in other lands exhausts us as we constantly despair simultaneously from terrors of addicts and dolts in our own land, making us overwrought.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Winter Soldier Europe brings vets together to discuss PTSD and more

Winter Soldier Europe brings vets together to discuss PTSD and more
As the sixth anniversary of the start of the Iraq War approaches, U.S., British, and German vets testified about their service in Iraq and Afghanistan this weekend at Winter Soldier Europe in Freiburg. Organized by Iraq Veterans Against the War, the vets made their eye witness accounts known to the public. One of those vets is the U.K.'s Martin Webber. Webber served in Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone and Iraq - and was arrested after filming the beating of Iraqis by British soldiers in 2004. He was never charged, and left the Army afterward. Webber talked about what he's had to do to cope with post traumatic stress disorder, and what its like to return to civilian life after so much war.

Martin Webber's been working on a film called "Diary of a Disgraced Soldier""
You can see and hear more testimony from Winter Soldier Europe

Mexico moves to raise U.S. tariffs

Mexico is increasing tariffs on some 90 U.S. products - after Congress cancelled a controversial NAFTA program this year. Before it was revoked as part of the omnibus appropriations bill, the program allowed Mexican truckers to drive goods into the United States. In Washington, D.C., American lawmakers are weighing in.

[What does Mexico have that America doesn't readily have?]

Pope says condoms aggravate AIDS

The Pope arrived in Cameroon today on his first trip to Africa. On the way, he took up the issue of Africans and HIV noting that the pandemic is a tragedy, but adding that he does not support the distribution of condoms. Further, he said that condoms aggravate the problem. Some 22 million people living in sub-Saharan Africa are infected with the virus.
Islamic law, known as Sharia, became the rule of the land in provincial Pakistan today. Four Taliban-backed Sharia courts began functioning in Swat with powers to impose strict sentences in accordance with Islamic jurisprudence including flogging, chopping of hands and even beheading without the right to appeal. Last month, when the Taliban and Pakistan signed a ceasefire to end the year-old war in which a thousand people died, scores of schools destroyed and many more fled the scenic valley, the Taliban demanded Sharia, or Islamic, courts in the region. Today, moderate Islamic leader Sufi Mohammed, who brokered the ceasefire asked civil judges not to come to their courts, saying all cases would now be taken up by the Qazis or Islamic judges. The ceasefire agreement was criticized by the United States and liberals in Pakistan as an act of capitulation to the Taliban. But the government in Islamabad says fighting alone would not stop the insurgency. Similar courts may spread out to neighboring Taliban controlled districts.

India's flood survivors seek to return home

A devastating flood hit the northern Indian state of Bihar last August, displacing millions of people. Six months on, most of the displaced have not yet been able to return to their homes. Hundreds of miles away in New Delhi, many of them are now on a hunger strike demanding immediate rehabilitation.

Migrant domestic workers organizing in Lebanon

After a two-year combined effort by human rights groups and migrant workers, the Lebanese Ministries of Labor and Social Justice promised to enact a unified contact for migrant domestic workers - a community that numbers more than 200,000 in Lebanon, and are still legally considered servants, rather than employees.

Red Cross document reveals details on Bush era torture

New details are emerging on the Bush administration's use of torture. A leaked Red Cross document describes incidents of torture in graphic detail. The organization's use of the word "torture" implies that the Red Cross believes that the interrogation practices violated international law. Meanwhile, President Obama made another move to distance himself from Bush-era terror policies - but critics say it may just be cosmetic.

El Salvador's former rebels take presidency, urge unity

El Salvador's Marxist guerrilla movement turned political party has claimed victory at the polls. With about 90 percent of the votes counted, preliminary official results indicate a two percent lead by the FMLN's Mauricio Funes - who will take the presidency after a 20 year reign by the far-right ARENA party. The Untied States sought to crush the FMLN during El Salvador's 12 year civil war, which claimed the lives of some 70,000 people. But despite his party's revolutionary past, Funes campaigned on the need for change and reconciliation, and wants to maintain positive diplomatic relations with the U.S.

Morales Takes From the Rich and Gives to the Poor

Bolivian President Evo Morales took from the rich and gave to the poor over the weekend, saying the move would stop human rights abuses of indigenous citizens. Morales gave the deeds to nearly 40 thousand hectares of land to the Guarani people and another 17 thousand to the Communal Lands of Origin. Morales said that while continuing to respect private property rights - this redistribution of land is the beginning of the end of giant property holdings in Bolivia.

Tensions in Madagascar Escalate

In Madagascar today, dozens of soldiers and armored tanks forcibly entered one of the nation's presidential compounds and ordered those inside to vacate the building. This after opposition leader Andry Rajoelinea called for both the resignation of the nation's president - and his arrest on charges of high treason. President Ravalomanana, who was not in the palace at the time, has said he will not resign while Rajoelinea has refused to participate in a referendum. Also today, the Indian Ocean Island's new Army Chief, who assumed his position last week after staging a mutiny, declared his support for the opposition.

My Imam Father Came After Me with an Axe

My Imam(muslim priest)-Father Came After Me with an Axe.

Hannah Shah had been raped by her father and faced a forced marriage. She fled, became a Christian and now fears for her life.

We are all too familiar with the persecution of Christians. Once society accepts Sharia law as an "alternative lifestyle," largely out of intimidation, the women who are unlucky enough to be born into Islam will have no way out.

Hannah blames what is sometimes called political correctness for this debacle: “My teachers had thought they were doing the right thing, they thought it showed ‘cultural sensitivity’ by bringing in someone from my own community to ‘help’, but it was the worst thing they could have done to me. This happens a lot."

Hannah says her story is not unique, that there are many other girls in British Muslim families who are oppressed and married off against their will, or who have secretly become Christians but are too afraid to speak out. She wants their voices to be heard and for Britain, the land of her birth, to realize the hidden misery of these women.

Aspiring Models Stampede NYC: 6 Injured, 3 Arrested

This is what happens when someone tries to cut in line here in NYC. Actually, it's just a stampede wanting to be the Next Top Model. Nothing to see here, folks. Move along.

British "Voice of Moderate Islam" Arrested in Stabbing

On the heels of the beheading in the offices of Bridges TV comes more confirmation of just how "moderate" moderate Islam is. Inayat Bunglawala, who advised the British government in the wake of the 7/7 attacks, was held on suspicion of attacking another man at his home. While it's possible that there's just been a rash of bad luck involving cutlery in the moderate Muslim community, might it not also be possible that even "moderate" Islam is crazy? A Muslim who advised the Government following the July 7 London bombings has been arrested after an alleged stabbing.

guilty as the word for sin.

Venezuela Offers Island Base to Russia

Comrade Obama, unlike Bush, is engaging in meaningful dialogue with other nations. Hmm...maybe. But only if you consider "Thank you, sir. May I have another?" to be dialogue. Venezuela permits Russian bombers to station on Venezuelan territory but has not allowed the Russians permission to build a base.

PETA Plans Clooney-Flavored Tofu

PETA President Ingrid Newkirk went on Fox's Red Eye to pitch PETA's latest idea - human-flavored tofu. It seems they've come across a towel drenched with George Clooney's sweat. While most of us would see that as a perfectly good opportunity to wash or dispose of the towel, the PETA people have other ideas.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

HIV/AIDS Rate in D.C. Hits 3%

At least 3 percent of District residents have HIV or AIDS, a total that far surpasses the 1 percent threshold that constitutes a "generalized and severe" epidemic, according to a report scheduled to be released by health officials tomorrow.

That translates into 2,984 residents per every 100,000 over the age of 12 - or 15,120 - according to the 2008 epidemiology report by the District's HIV/AIDS office.

"Our rates are higher than West Africa," said Shannon L. Hader, director of the District's HIV/AIDS Administration, who once led the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's work in Zimbabwe. "They're on par with Uganda and some parts of Kenya."

[ If you read further you can see this is due to unprotected promiscuous sex (as well as drug abuse). For some reason these predominantly black people have a difficulty in practicing the level of sexual restraint that whites practice without any need to suppress their desires. ]

Catholic website shut down by Jewish supporters - British Telecom (BT)

BT HAS banned a religious website critical of extremist Jews that it has hosted for four years following a campaign from a group of Members of Parliament claimed it was Anti-Semitic. The voting public is witness for the first time, that a website in Britain has been shut down under such circumstances.

The site disappeared after the chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Committee on Anti-Semitism, raised an early day motion supported by other MPs.

The Semites quote the website as being "vile and anti-Semitic" and "seeks to inspire hate against the Jewish community amongst others".

Africans demonstrate their high standards of sexual morality

Men who believe it will ‘cure’ them of their sexual orientation are raping lesbians living in South Africa, a report has revealed.

Women are reporting a rising tide of brutal homophobic attacks and murders and the widespread use of what they local population has termed 'corrective rape’ as a form of punishment.

The report, commissioned by international NGO Action Aid, called for South Africa's criminal justice system to recognize the rapes as hate crimes, as police are reportedly failing to take action over the spiraling violence.

[Does this crime require a demographic, is it any different having an adjective name. It is an excuse that the rape is "corrective" and it is really simply a way to get social approval from the public for wrongful indulgences.]

Crime by foreigners doubles in five years - UK

Records disclosed by 10 police districts reveal a 120% rise in the number of Non-Britons arrested, charged or convicted of offenses between 2003 and 2008.

And figures from 20 forces, covering more than half the population of England and Wales, show that foreigners committed or were accused of more than 70,000 offenses last year pointing to an estimated nationwide total of well over 100,000 offenses, if all 43 forces had provided figures.

The steep increase in crimes committed by foreigners comes despite an overall fall in the number of crimes recorded by police during the five-year period.

[Only voting for patriots can solve this problem.]

Climate Change Likely To Reduce Global Population to a Billion

The director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, said that if the buildup of greenhouse gases and its consequences pushed global temperatures a minimal average temperature of less than a dozen degrees, higher than today, well below the upper temperature range that scientists project could occur from global warming, Earth’s population would be devastated

"In a very cynical way, it is a triumph for science because at last we have stabilized something. Namely the estimates for the carrying capacity of the planet, below 1 billion people," said the Dr., who has advised the German Chancellor on climate policy and is a visiting professor at Oxford.

[This process will be painful and cruel. Humans have always had the alternative of managing this in a sensible and controlled way, though humans will make the most idiotic decisions when unprepared in times of social calamity, as history proves. I hope that we will be lucky and the people remaining will actually learn something from this experience if they survive and can record the event so that it will not happen again. ]


That is why the farmer is superior to your best loser at any time. Go Viikings, Go Amish.

the deciet contagion

A large group of university students this week tested at multiple universities, to solve a set of complex math problems in a very short time. They made it difficult enough that none could realistically solve all the problems, and they paid them for whatever ones they did solve. The math exercise was just a pretense for the real experiment: shortly after the students began on the math problems, one of which was a paid actor loudly announced to the room: "I've solved everything. What should I do?" Everyone in the room knew this impossible, so the student-actor was a clear example of blatant cheating. He also took all of the cash, as if he had a perfect score and left without any controversy.

The idea was to see how many of the students followed the cheater's example - to see if blatant dishonesty boosted cheating among students generally and it did, dramatically. However, the psychologists added another twist to the experiment: sometimes they had the actor wear the T-shirt of a rival university, other times not. They wanted to see if the cheater's group identity, classmate or outsider, influenced the level of copycat cheating. That is, would students cheat more or less, when they saw a rival cheat, as compared to seeing a compatriot cheat?

The results were apparent. Fellow classmates had much more influence than outsiders did. Indeed, seeing a rival cheat actually lowered the level of overall cheating slightly compared to students who simply cheated on their own initiative, without any prodding. These findings argue against the "cold calculation" theory of cheating. After all, if the students only weighed the ‘can I get away with cheating?’ factor, then they might equally have been likely to choose cheating influenced by both ally and outsider.

[We learn by example, sometimes by force, while those within civilized society will be less likely. All the while, those who cannot discern proper from wrong, will follow in the footsteps of those they compare themselves who exploit ethics, whether it be Bernie Madoff for young aspiring Jews, or Barack Obama for the young and contempt. There is also a great deal of evidence suggesting that the presence of diverse groups increases cheating as one group will look for ways to exploit people particularly from another group if they can get away with it, leading to a higher level of cheating even within groups. It is something definable by only the higher castes, which are not often in the higher economic class but often subsides through unnecessary class warfare.]

Debauched Muslim now argues for Sharia Law

“The British live like animals in a jungle' with their alcohol, gambling, prostitution and pornography.” According to Anjem Choudary, the preacher of hate, aversion and segregation, who this week insulted the families of dead soldiers and branded their marching comrades as cowards as they passed the streets of England after returning home.

The extremist wants Britain to obey Sharia law (muslim law), A chauvinistic oppressive declaration, which results with women forced to wear burqas and put to death for adultery.

He has been, in accordance with muslim tradition, a bigamist and sexist. When he briefly worked as an English teacher for foreign students in London, he would exploit them every few days; sleep with, then move on to another.

'If Sharia law were introduced, he would have been whipped and stoned to death many times over.'

[Muslims do not have a puritanical religion to reflect their inner purity, but one that reflects their outward aggression.]

CIA "executive assassination ring" exposed

"Congress has no oversight of it. It is an executive assassination ring essentially, and it's been going on and on and on. Just today in the Times there was a story that its leaders, a three star admiral named [William H.] McRaven, ordered a stop to it because there were so many collateral deaths.

Under President Bush's authority, they have been going into countries, not talking to the ambassador or the CIA station chief, and finding people on a list and executing them and leaving. That's been going on, in the name of all of us.”

[There is no indication that this will not continue under the Obama Presidency.]

Justice Department Dispenses with "Enemy Combatant" Title

The Obama Administration is changing the rules that govern who can be detained by the US as a terrorist. The Administration is doing away with the term "enemy combatant" in favor of language used in international law. Now a person can only be detained by the US if there is "substantial" evidence against them. According to the Justice Department, the new definition -quote - "does not rely on the President's authority as Commander-in-Chief independent of Congress's specific authorization." This is a significant shift in US policy - putting authority back into the hands of Congress.

MN Senate Vote Count Case Wraps Up

Closing arguments began today in the legal battle over the Minnesota Senate seat. Months of turmoil over vote counts have left the state without a seated Senator. Republican Norm Coleman initially held the lead in the November election, but a recount put Democrat Al Franken ahead by 225 votes. Coleman brought the case - among his arguments is that many absentee ballots were improperly disqualified.

An Ounce of Prevention: UK Suspends Radical Muslim Baggage Handler


One of the greasy, bearded, Islamic thugs who found themselves chased away from protesting British soldiers on their homecoming by a horde of irate British citizens was suspended today from his job ---- as a baggage handler at Luton Airport in Britain.


Citi Says "Keep Your Money;" DJIA Up 239 Points


When the market is down 45% and seems to have no bottom, what's a good way to instill some investor confidence? How about showing faith in the free market by NOT giving Billion$$ to corporate concerns? Today that happened, quite by accident, and the market loved it.

It sure wasn't because the government acted at all like responsible adults. Comrade Obama and his lapdogs Reid and Pelosi are more than happy to use taxpayer moneys to buy influence in corporate America. The problem is that corporate America knows these irresponsible thugs would be awful business partners, and they are becoming more and more wary of the "help" that the government is offering.

So today Citi sent a message that they want no more of what Comrade Obama is offering... and the market enjoyed one of the best days since our November Revolution. Let's hope corporate America wakes up before it's too late.

Kenyan Rising: FBI Raids Comrade Obama's Technology Officer

Comrade Obama's apparent intention of running America like some middle-African jungle dictatorship seems to be right on track. In addition to the Criminal Cabinet created by Obama, there's a new report.... Comrade Obama's Chief Technology Officer had his offices raided today, as part of some kind of an ongoing corruption/bribery investigation.

It's kind of refreshing to see a politician that is so openly corrupt as our new First Comrade Obama. However, earlier rumors that he and Zimbabwean strongman Robert Mugabe were working on some kind of joint-project rap album themed around monetary policy title "Print Me Some Money, Bitch" appear to be unfounded...
FBI raids office of D.C. CTO, Obama appointee

Federal agents this morning are searching the office Washington, D.C.'s Chief Technology Officer.

The search of the office at 1 Judiciary Square is part of "an ongoing investigation," said a spokeswoman for the FBI's D.C. Field Office, Lindsay Gotwin, said.

She said two men, Yusuf Acar and Sushil Bansal, had been arrested.

Acar is an information security officer who was also, according to online requests for proposals, responsible for contracting. Bansal is listed on the city's procurement website as the CEO of the Advanced Integrated Technologies Corporation, which was awarded two technology contracts last year worth a total of $350,000.

The Washington Post and WTOP Radio report that the men are being held on bribery charges.

The outgoing Chief Technology Officer, Vivek Kundra, was appointed last week Chief Information Officer by the Obama administration. His last day at the city government office was March 4, a spokeswoman for D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, Leslie Kershaw, said. He was appointed to the Washington post in 2007, and held it when Bansal's contract was awarded.

"We know the FBI is over there but that's all we know," said a staffer in the D.C. CTO's office, Mario Field, who was working from a separate location. Another source familiar with the raid said the FBI had sent all staffers other than senior executives home for the day. WTOP reported that agents are searching the 9th and 10th floors of the building.

A White House spokesman had no immediate comment.

D.C. mayor's spokeswoman Kershaw said, "Our office has been alerted of FBI's being at CTO office, but we cannot comment until it's over and we get more details."

No one answered a phone listed in Acar's name.

Youth serving life without parole

Connecticut's state Supreme Court recently ruled that imprisoning juveniles for life in prison without the possibility of release is not unconstitutional. The state currently holds 13 such offenders. The U.S. is one of a handful of nations in the world that carries out this sentence, and nationally more than 2,200 inmates convicted of crimes they committed as juveniles have been sentenced to life without parole. But advocates for these young people take heart from the U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2005 banning the execution of juveniles who had been sentenced to death

Iraqi Journalist Gets 3 Years for Chucking Shoes at Bush

The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President George Bush last December has been sentenced to 3 years in prison. The television reporter, Muntazer al-Zaidi plead not guilty to assault charges.

Activists Buy Illegal Plane Ticket for Canadian Terrorism Suspect

Activists are rallying behind a Canadian national formerly imprisoned by the Sudanese government. Abousifian Abdelrazik is a suspected terrorist and was arrested in Sudan in 2003 - allegedly on the recommendation of the Canadian intelligence service. Abdelrazik's lawyer says he was never charged with a crime and was tortured by prison officials. David Koch has more from Montreal.

Abousifian Abdelrazik is currently out of jail and has been living at the Canadian embassy since last April. But the Canadian government will not issue him travel documents to come home unless he has a plane ticket. The catch is... without any money - and because it is illegal under Canadian law for others to purchase the ticket for anyone on the UN terrorism watch list - Abdelrazik is stuck. But at a press conference today, supporters of Abdelrazik announced that in an act of civil disobedience, over 100 people from across the country have collectively purchased him a plane ticket. They are demanding that the Canadian government issue him an emergency passport by April 3rd so that he can come home. Abdelrazik's lawyer, Yavar Hameed, claims that official Canadian documents released under the Privacy Act and other laws suggest that the Sudanese authorities arrested him under the recommendation of Canada's intelligence agency. Hameed described this as -quote - "the outsourcing of torture."

Bomb Threat Plagues Northern Ireland

Yesterday, thousands in Northern Ireland protested violence by dissident Republican groups against British security personnel. That has been followed today by a shocking prospect: a bomb threat now looms over the province.

Security forces in Northern Ireland are scouring the province today for a 300lb bomb they believe may have been smuggled across the border from the Irish Republic by dissident terrorist groups. The Police Service of Northern Ireland issued a bomb warning after the shooting of a Police Constable by the Continuity IRA on Monday. Now police services on both sides of the border are cooperating to try and identify the source of the bomb and more importantly, its intended destination. Northern Irish Police intelligence officials have already voiced concerns that an attack is being planned to coincide with St Patrick Day celebrations next Tuesday. The last major bombing in Northern Ireland was by the Real IRA in the town of Omagh in 1998. Claiming 29 lives, it was the single worst atrocity - in terms of loss of life - over the whole 30 years of sectarian violence in the province. The atrocity ushered in the peace process, which still holds today... a fragile peace that could be further shaken if another bomb were to explode.

Medical Marijuana Groups Optimistic about Obama Pick for Drug Czar

US President Barack Obama has appointed Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske as national "drug czar" - the popular title for the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration. Medical marijuana advocates say the appointment will be a positive step towards the decriminalization of the drug in the US. Mark Taylor-Canfield has more from Seattle.

Seattle hired Gil Kerlikowske as Chief of Police in the wake of the mass demonstrations against the World Trade Organization in 1999. Before that he served as a deputy director at the US Department of Justice under the Clinton administration. Kerlikowske's appointment has received endorsements from the American Civil Liberties Union and the Green Cross Patient Co-Op, a medical-marijuana patient-advocacy group based in Washington State. During his tenure as Seattle Police Chief, he made prosecution for personal use of marijuana the lowest law enforcement priority for the department. The Drug Policy Alliance, a national group dedicated to drug law reform, says they are "cautiously optimistic" about the appointment because Kerlikowske has taken an approach to drug enforcement that emphasizes public health and treatment over prosecution and imprisonment.

Madoff Pleads Guilty in Ponzi Scheme

Bernard Madoff, the jew accused of masterminding a pyramid scheme that lost $65 billion dollars for thousands of investors, plead guilty to 11 charges in court today. The judge denied him bail, (because he had no money that was his own) sending Madoff directly to prison. The 70-year-old now faces up to 150 years in jail and will be sentence within the next 3 months.

Washington may grant Pakistan additional funds to fight militants

The U.S. has given Pakistan at least $12 billion in military and economic aid to stem Taliban and Al Qaeda militants in that country's tribal areas. But Washington is now facing an ever stronger Taliban in the region, and is considering another financial request from Islamabad. Congressional aids and Obama's administration are reportedly working on a $5 billion package, and President Obama says he will make an announcement about Pakistan soon.

Arizona Sheriff Arpaio's department now subject of Justice Department probe

The Department of Justice has initiated a federal investigation into Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio's department. Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon issued two investigation requests to the Justice Department over the past year while the Bush Administration was still in power. Congress member John Conyers called for an investigation under the current administration, and several thousand people recently took to the streets of Phoenix demonstrating against the sheriff department's practices.

Thousands attend peaceful vigils in Northern Ireland

Thousands of people are attending peaceful protests and church vigils against violence in Northern Ireland... after attacks on British security personnel shook the peace process that had maintained calm there for more than a decade.

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