I’ll kick this one off with a disturbing story.
UPDATE: USCIS Memo Details Obama Administration Plan for Executive Action Amnesty
Updated Friday, July 30, 2010, 3:21 AM EDT – posted
New York Officials Refuse to Allow Christians to Rebuild Church Destroyed on 9-11
Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 10:53 AM
“OK. These leftists have really gone too far this time.
New York officials have killed plans to rebuild a Greek Orthodox Church near Ground Zero.”
(Excerpt) Read more at the link…
Ground Zero Victory Mosque Developers Refuse to Meet With NY Governor
Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 9:29 AM
“The developers of the Ground Zero Victory Mosque refuse to meet with New York Governor David Paterson.”
Democrats Protest Glenn Beck Rally Spot but Support Ground Zero Mosque?
Posted by Guest Contributor on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 8:43 AM
-By Warner Todd Huston
“The intellectual dishonesty of Democrats is simply breathtaking. To show exactly how out of whack Democrat’s ideology is, they are protesting the site and date of a Glenn Beck rally over his perceived “insensitivity” but on the other hand seem wholly unbothered by the mosque planned on being built at Ground Zero.
Purported civil rights leaders on the Democrat side of the aisle are all upset over the fact that Glenn Beck has planned a rally to be held in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. 47 years to the day after Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
Beck said that he has no plans on turning his rally into a partisan political rally but intends it to be a rally to, “honor the troops, unite the American people under the principles of integrity and truth, and make a pledge to restore honor within ourselves and our country.” Beck further says that the date was not a conscious choice but just fit his schedule.”
Report: Rahm Emanuel Is Calling & Begging Dems Not to Come Out Publicly Against Obama on Ground Zero Mosque (Video)
Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 2:04 AM
“According to popular TV and radio host Sean Hannity, Rahm Emanuel is calling and begging democrats not to go out publicly against the president following his disastrous comments on Friday night supporting the Ground Zero Victory Mosque.”
(Excerpt) View Video at the link…
Unreal…Obama Tells Supporters: “I’ve Never Been More Confident That Our Nation Is Headed in Right Direction”
Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 7:16 PM
Worst. President. Ever.
“Less than one week ago the Obama Administration announced that the July deficit totaled $165 billion…
That’s more than the Bush deficit for the entire year of 2007.”
NY Conservative Party Ad Calls on Citizens to Help “Stop the Mosque” – Video
“Here is video of a Conservative Party of New York ad that opposes the Ground Zero Mosque, in behalf of candidate Rick Lazio.
The ad calls the Imam behind the mosque, “an anti-American Islamic Imam.” It calls on viewers to help, “Stop the Mosque.”
NY GOP Candidate Randy Altschuler: Ground Zero Mosque “Sends Wrong Signal to Terrorists and Does Dishonor to the Fallen”
“Here is video of an ad by GOP (and Conservative Party) candidate for Congress (New York’s 1st Congressional District, Long Island) – Randy Altschuler – opposing the building of the Ground Zero Mosque. Altschuler says this is not about “freedom of religion,” it is about not sending the wrong signal to “terrorists” and not dishonoring those who died in the September 11 attacks.”
Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Calls for Investigating Opposition to Ground Zero Mosque
The crack-up on the Left is in full swing.
“Now, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling for an investigation into those opposing the building of the Ground Zero Mosque, wanting to know where their funding is coming from! This, despite the fact those on the Left, they don’t even want to know where the radical Imam behind the mosque is getting his funding. Wouldn’t you say that is just a little bit more important?”
Sarah Palin Says Obama’s Ground Zero Mosque Endorsement Shows “He Just Doesn’t Get It” – Video
“Here is video of Gov. Sarah Palin commenting on President Obama’s endorsement of the Ground Zero Mosque. Palin said his endorsement once again shows that Obama “just doesn’t get it,” and that the building of a mosque near Ground Zero would be a “stab in the heart collectively to Americans.”
Plain said Obama’s remarks at the Ramadan Dinner “had to be well-thought out,” and reflected his true feelings. The firestorm it created caused him to “backtrack a little bit.”
Aug 18, 2010
Obama Causes All Races, Creeds, Religions and Ages to Join Hands in Unity
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“President Obama visited Los Angeles during rush hour(s) Monday afternoon, and it caused epic traffic jams.
The anger over the traffic nightmare at least brought to fruition President Obama’s promise to bring together people from different backgrounds:
No matter their politics, Los Angeles residents found themselves united. “It was a beautiful thing,” said Brentwood resident Myles Berkowitz, commiserating with his neighbors on Montana Avenue. “Young, old, black, white — everyone was pissed off.”
Unity at last, by way of one giant post-racial traffic jam.”
Finding John Galt
CDS ^ | 8/16/2010 | Henry Oliner
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 3:44:08 PM by ezfindit
“John Galt is the mysterious hero lurking in the background in Ayn Rand’s infamous novel, Atlas Shrugged. He is the industrialist who went into hiding and led a strike of producers fed up with the physical and moral encroachment from a government of moral supremacists who rationalized theft with childish notions of fairness but no conception of the actual production of wealth. That synopsis should also explain why Atlas Shrugged, first published in 1957, is having a very strong resurgence in popularity.
I meet with two different groups of independent business owners focused in the southeast and their perception of current business conditions is almost unanimous. They are angry. They face conflicting and unclear regulations, and a near certainty of increasing taxes.
(Excerpt) Read more at conservativedatingsite.com …”
Mitch Daniels leads 2010 ABATE Ride to Benefit the Indiana National Guard
Mitch Daniels ^ | 8/18/2010
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 3:43:19 PM by Military family member
“Gov. Mitch Daniels recently took to the streets and Highways of Indiana, leading the 2010 ABATE ride to benefit the Indiana National Guard.”
(Excerpt) View Pix and Read more at the link…
Massive Protest at Ground Zero on Sunday – August 22, 2010 – 10:30 am
TheBravest.com ^ | August 18, 2010
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 2:20:58 PM by EternalVigilance
COALITION TO HONOR GROUND ZERO
ALL OUT ON SUNDAY MORNING FOR MASSIVE PROTEST AT THE GROUND ZERO MOSQUE SITE
TELL [Alleged] President Obama, HAMAS AND IMAM RAUF:
NO SHARIAH ISLAMIC LAW AND JIHAD MOSQUES IN AMERICA!
MOTORCYCLISTS FROM ACROSS AMERICA, CONSTRUCTION WORKERS, FIREFIGHTERS, VETERANS, THE 9/11 FAMILIES AND FIRST RESPONDERS, AND RESIDENTS OF THE GROUND ZERO NEIGHBORHOOD WILL UNITE TO PROTEST AT THE GROUND ZERO MOSQUE SITE
PROTESTERS TO PUSH FOR ANSWERS: IS THE STATE DEPT SENDING IMAM RAUF AROUND THE U.S. AND TO ISLAMIC COUNTRIES AS AN ENVOY?
WHO: “The Coalition to Honor Ground Zero and: Motorcyclists from across America; Andy Sullivan and the Blue Collar Corner; Tim Brown and The Bravest; Debra Burlingame and the 9/11 Families for a Safe and Strong America; Women United International (http:womenunitedcodered.org); Stop Shariah Now; ACT! For America and ACT! Manhattan; Human Rights Coalition Against Radical Islam; Florida Security Council; Roy and Niger Innis and the Congress on Racial Equality; Traditional Values Coalition; Laurie Cardoze-Moore of Proclaim Justice to the Nations; Action Alliance; Center for Security Policy; Dr. Herbert London, Hudson Institute; and many other organizations and leaders to be announced, as well as local residents living in the Ground Zero area. The Coalition to Honor Ground Zero is calling upon all patriots to show support for the missions of America’s 9/11 Foundation and of the Patriot Guard Riders, by joining the flag-line at Ground Zero in the morning. Further information about participating organizations and speakers will be released later this week.”
Researchers ‘stretch’ a lackluster material into a possible electronics revolution
Cornell University ^ | August 18, 2010 | Unknown
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 3:33:43 PM by decimon
ITHACA, N.Y. — “It’s the Clark Kent of oxide compounds, and – on its own – it is pretty boring. But slice europium titanate nanometers thin and physically stretch it, and then it takes on super hero-like properties that could revolutionize electronics, according to new Cornell research. (Nature, Aug. 19, 2010.)
Researchers report that thin films of europium titanate become both ferroelectric (electrically polarized) and ferromagnetic (exhibiting a permanent magnetic field) when stretched across a substrate of dysprosium scandate, another type of oxide. The best simultaneously ferroelectric, ferromagnetic material to date pales in comparison by a factor of 1,000.
Simultaneous ferroelectricity and ferromagnetism is rare in nature and coveted by electronics visionaries. A material with this magical combination could form the basis for low-power, highly sensitive magnetic memory, magnetic sensors or highly tunable microwave devices.
The search for ferromagnetic ferroelectrics dates back to 1966, when the first such compound – a nickel boracite – was discovered. Since then, scientists have found a few additional ferromagnetic ferroelectrics, but none stronger than the nickel compound – that is, until now.”
King calls Pelosi comments a ‘threat’ to 9/11 families
The Hill ^ | August 18, 2010 | Jordan Fabian
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 3:25:30 PM by Free ThinkerNY
“One of the foremost GOP opponents of the proposed Lower Manhattan mosque said Wednesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s comments on the topic were a “threat” to 9/11 families who don’t want it built.
“I only see it as a threat by the speaker to intimidate people who are speaking out against the location of the mosque. I can take care of myself, but I’m thinking of the families — the family members … I mean, these are people whose hearts have been broken by Sept. 11. The wound has now been torn open,” Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) said in an interview with Fox News. “Are they going to have to face an investigation by Speaker Nancy Pelosi somehow implying that they’re part of a conspiracy?”
Pelosi (D-Calif.) gave an interview Tuesday in which she expressed hope that the funding sources of those opposing the mosque would be looked into, but did not specify how. Republicans have seized on Pelosi’s remarks since then, part of a growing political firestorm over the construction of the center.
“There is no question that there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some, and I join those who have called for looking into, how is this opposition into the mosque being funded?” she asked.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com …”
Nearly 80% of Gulf spill oil still in water: Experts
The Times of India ^ | 18 August, 2010 | AFP
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 3:11:56 PM by James C. Bennett
WASHINGTON: “Nearly 80 per cent of the oil spilled from a BP well in the Gulf of Mexico is still in the gulf, US scientists have estimated, challenging a more optimistic assessment by the US government earlier in the month.
In its August 4 report, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration found that half the 4.9 million barrels of oil spilled by the April 20 blowout had been evaporated, burned, skimmed or dispersed.
A team of five scientists from the University of Georgia did their own analysis of the government data and came to a different conclusion.
“We just re-analysed this report…and then we calculated how much oil is still likely to be out there and that is how we came up to 70 to 79 per cent that must be out there,” Charles Hopkinson, a marine scientist at the University of Georgia said yesterday.
“One major misconception is that oil that has dissolved into water is gone and therefore, harmless,” he said.
“The oil is still out there and it will likely take years to completely degrade. We are still far from a complete understanding of what its impacts are,” he said.”
The Public Employee Union Scam
Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/18/2010 | Jarrett Skorup
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 3:08:34 PM by MichCapCon
“Unlike private sector unions, the sheer number of workers represented is not the linchpin of [the public sector unions] influence. Private sector unions have a natural adversary in the owners of the companies with whom they negotiate. But public sector unions have no such natural counterweight. They are a classic case of “client politics,” where an interest group’s concentrated efforts to secure rewards impose diffused costs on the mass of unorganized taxpayers.
A conflict of interest would be as follows: First, government union elects politician by funding their campaign and organizing a massive get-out-the-vote drive; second, politician supports employee pay increases, generous pensions and condition of employment; third, union takes dues (read: taxpayer money) and starts the cycle all over again for selected politician.
At both the state and national level, public-sector union support for many Democrats has been well documented. One of the largest public sector unions in the country, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) has given over $40 million to politicians since 1990; with more than 98 percent of that going to Democrats. The SEIU, AFL-CIO and United Steel Workers have all promised big help in the coming election. In return, the Democratic Party has voted nearly lockstep with these union’s demands.
(Excerpt) Read more at michigancapitolconfidential.com …”
Court: Crosses along Utah highways unconstitutional
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 3:05:00 PM by roses of sharon
“The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that 14 crosses placed along Utah highways to honor fallen Utah Highway Patrol troopers violate the U.S. Constitution.
“We hold that these memorials have the impermissible effect of conveying to the reasonable observer the message that the State prefers or otherwise endorses a certain religion,” the Denver-based court said.
The decision is a victory for American Atheists Inc., a Texas group that sued to have the crosses removed from state property. It overturns a lower court ruling that said the crosses did not violate the federal or Utah constitutions.
American Atheists Inc., a Texas-based group that first filed suit on the matter in 2005. The atheist organization argued that the 12-foot-high crosses, along state highways, are religious symbols that should be removed because their being on public land is a violation of the First Amendment, which prohibits government establishment of religion.
(Excerpt) Read more at sltrib.com …”
Mormon Media Observer: What about these new Mormon ads?
Mormon Times ^ | Aug. 18, 2010 | Joel Campbell
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 3:03:14 PM by Colofornian
“The LDS Church recently launched an advertising campaign in nine U.S. markets including Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.; St. Louis, Mo.; Baton Rouge, La.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Rochester, N.Y.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Tucson, Ariz., and Jacksonville, Fla. The campaign includes ads on television, radio, billboards, bus platforms and the interior of transit vehicles. In the international English-speaking world the campaign has a digital and social media reach through Internet ads, Facebook and YouTube. As part of the campaign, church members are invited to share their profile on the mormon.org website.
The Mormon Media Observer met with Scott Swofford, director of media for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at church headquarters to discuss the campaign. What follows are excerpts from the interview.
MMO: These ads have a very basic message. “This is my life, this is who I am and I am a Mormon.” What message are you trying to help people understand with that kind of message?
Swofford: Well, you can go on and on all day long trying to define yourself in the minds of the public or you can, in fact, connect them to members of the church. When you do that you see the incredible diversity, the various walks of life that Latter-day Saints are involved in, and they see that Mormon thinking can be diverse as it needs to be to live their life. Yet surprisingly, if you read the 3,000 Mormon.org profiles, you will find those people are very unified in the understanding of what they believe. It is shocking. I expected responses to be all over the place, and they are not. People in their own words are articulating in their beliefs better than perhaps we could.
(Excerpt) Read more at mormontimes.com …”
A 21st Century Patriot’s Dream
by Ron Holland August 18, 2010
“If you can see through the lies and seek after truth
Then you fear patriotism is often falsehood out to enslave our youth
The American Dream began to die when the Articles were lost
To powerful interests who decided to make their Constitution our boss
Voluntarily sovereign states joined the union to be strong and free
But Washington decided they knew best and we would soon see
The wisdom in their thoughts, actions and deeds to be sure
But over time we discovered that their motives were not pure
And through the years as our liberties were lost it became clear
The Washington elites were neither prophets nor seer
We learned as they enslaved us by secret combinations and stealth
That our leaders in control only worshiped power and theft”…”
Petraeus: Here’s My Afghan Redeployment Strategy
08-18-2010 • Spencer Acherman via WIRED
KABUL, Afghanistan – “General David Petraeus isn’t planning to wake up one morning after July 2011 and order his troops out of Afghanistan’s provinces all at once. Instead, his idea is to slowly and deliberately remove small units, district by district, in an intricate process he describes as “thinning out.”
“You can reduce your forces. But you thin out,” Petraeus tells Danger Room in an interview from his professorial Kabul office. “You don’t just hand over. The whole unit doesn’t leave.”
At least not in the early stages after the Obama administration’s announced date to start a withdrawal. And some of those troops won’t come home right away: They’ll be “reinvested” at first in parts of the country where security remains dicey.
For months, Petraeus has been questioned about how quickly the U.S. will remove its troops from Afghanistan after July 2011. He’s heard lawmakers and pundits parse everything he says for the tiniest iota’s worth of difference with President Obama. It’s “premature” to speculate what will happen eleven months from now, Petraeus says. Once again, he declares support for the Obama policy of beginning a “conditions-based” drawdown next summer.
But for perhaps the first time, Petraeus opens up, just a bit, about his thinking for how to send troops home, and in what size.
A few combat brigades of between 3,000 and 5,000 troops, like those Obama ordered to Afghanistan last winter, may indeed come back to America. But he is maintaining the mantra that withdrawals next year, beyond the 30,000 surge troops, will depend on how the security picture looks. Petraeus says the recommendations will come from “those who know it best” — his subordinate commanders.”
(Excerpt) Read Full Story here…
Is an Attack on Iran Imminent?
Transfer of Nuclear Materials This Weekend Will Make Attacks Inconvenient
by Jason Ditz, August 17, 2010
“In an interview today with Fox Business, former US Ambassador John Bolton warned that Israel has “only eight days” left to attack Iran, and the rhetoric against Iran seems to be ratcheting up.
So what’s the rush? This weekend Russia will begin to load uranium fuel into the Bushehr nuclear power plant, the first stage in preparing it for launch. This fact has nothing to do with any nominal threat posed by Iran, even rhetorically, as the plant is designed purely for energy generation.
But Bushehr isn’t just a nuclear power plant, it is also a city of nearly 200,000 people along the Persian Gulf, and surrounded by a comparatively populous province along the coast.”
EMERGENCY LAWSUIT FILED TO FORCE MARICOPA COUNTY ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT TO FOLLOW THE LAW TO PROTECT UPCOMING ELECTION RESULTS FROM ELECTION FRAUD
Reported by Powell Gammill
Subject: Voting – Election Integrity
“Pre-election research over the last three weeks (based on the work of AUDIT AZ since 2006) discovered flagrant ILLEGAL violations of Arizona Election Laws []. The interlocking pattern of deliberate subversion of these security measures indicated below makes manipulation of vote counting easy, thus leaving elections vulnerable to undetectable fraud:
The Tradition Of Mindless Stock Ramping On Fed POMO Days Is Back
8/17/2010 • Zero Hedge
“One of the most beloved phenomena of Fed intervention is the “miraculous” ramp up in stocks on days in which the Fed’s Permanent Open Market Operations (POMO) occurred.”
Reported by Frank Sacco
New Material Solidifies Oil
08-18-2010 • arclein
“A new material could turn liquid oil on the surface of water into a floating solid that could be scooped away. The developers say the compound is non-toxic and can be recovered and separated from the oil for reuse.”
Reported by Robert Klein
Cambrian Explosion Crustal Shift
“Based on the directions of the ancient rock’s magnetization, they discovered that the entire Gondwana landmass underwent a rapid 60-degree rotational shift, with some regions attaining a speed of at least 16 (+12/-8) cm/year, about 525 million years ago. By comparison, the…
Fahrenheit 451 Author: United States Needs a Revolution Against Big Government
08-17-2010 • Prison Planet.com
“Famed US author Ray Bradbury on Monday told the Los Angeles Times that this country needs a “revolution” and that he gets burned up by the idea of his works going digital.
Bradbury, author of “The Martian Chronicles” in which colonists from a devastated Earth encounter natives on Mars, lashed out at President Barack ObamaFahrenheit 451 Author: United States Needs a Revolution Against Big Government mag glass 10×10 for not backing development a moon base to be used to “fire off a rocket to Mars”.
“Then when we do that, we will live forever,” he told The Times, before going on to complain about the growth of government in the United States.
“I think our government needs a revolution. There is too much government today,” he said.”
Reported by FreedomsPhoenix Staff
Soros Bailing Out of U.S. Stock Market
Economic Policy Journal ^ | 8/18/2010 | Robert Wenzel
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 11:15:54 PM by FromLori
“Billionaire trader and political manipulator,George Soros, is clearly not optimistic. The latest SEC filings are out on the Soros hedge fund, Soros Fund Management.
Between the end of March and the end of June, Soros lowered his stock investments from $8.8 billion to $5.1 billion in the fund, Soros Fund Management.
He sold most of his positions (over 95%) in Wal-Mart, J.P. Morgan Chase and Pfizer.
His biggest position at the end of June was in the gold ETF which accounted for 13% of his equity portfolio at $638 million.
Among the stocks that Soros added to the funds portfolio were Akamai Technologies, Salesforce.com, Netflix, and Chipotle Mexican Grill.”
Free Republic Rocks Nancy Pelosi’s World With Scoop on Threat to 9/11 Mosque Opponents
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 | Kristinn
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 10:44:12 PM by kristinn
“Free Republic rocked Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) world by breaking the story about her menacing comments calling for the investigation of critics of the location of the Cordoba House mosque planned for the neighborhood of the World Trade Center site of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks on New York City.
Two San Francisco media outlets reported on Pelosi’s press conference where she made the remarks, but neither one saw fit to report them. Fortunately one of those outlets, KCBS, posted an audio recording. The other, the San Francisco Chronicle, posted a video that had bad audio rendering the menacing comments inaudible.
I had posted the Chronicle article which highlighted Pelosi appearing to dodge the issue by saying it was a local zoning issue for New Yorkers to decide. Afterward I found the audio file at KCBS and listened to it. When I heard Pelosi say the things that weren’t being reported I knew this was something that was potentially explosive. So I transcribed the relevant parts, wrote up an article and posted it to Free Republic at 10:21 p.m. EDT.
Soon after the Washington Times picked up the story and from there it went to Twitter and then to other sites like Atlas Shrugged and Breitbart.
The story percolated over night in the blogosphere and on Twitter until the Washington Times report hit the Drudge Report–first as a headline and then as the lead story with a banner headline and a photo of Pelosi that stayed up most of the day.
Pelosi’s threat was reported by the major political sites like The Hill, The Washington Examiner and Politico, as well as NRO, Hot Air and Powerline. The story also dominated talk radio shows including Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck.
By early afternoon when Pelosi issued a clarifying statement that reiterated her call to investigate the mosque critics, it was too late to soften the blowblack.
That didn’t stop the mainstream media from trying. The AP, AFP, the Washington Post and other mainstream media wrote their first articles about Pelosi’s comments after she released her clarification. What was missing from most of the articles though was reactions from 9/11 families and others to Pelosi’s threats.
An exception was WCBS in New York which posted a story with the scathing headline: 9/11 Families: Pelosi Has Lost Her Mind.
The Hill was nearly alone in reporting on Rep. Peter King’s (R-NY) response calling Pelosi’s comments a threat to 9/11 families.
The Hill was also virtually alone in reporting Rep. Dan Lundgren’s (R-CA) rebuke of Pelosi.
Thanks to Free Republic, millions of Americans became aware today of Pelosi’s totalitarian threat to investigate them and put her on the defensive.
I’ve posted this not to pat myself on the back or to get attaboys, but to show how valuable is Free Republic. Without a Freeper taking the time to dig a little deeper in the story, Pelosi most likely would have gotten away with her threat.
Other Freepers, like Buckhead and icwhatudo to name two, have profoundly affected the national political landscape with their posts on Free Republic.
As we approach the critical November elections, vigilant resourceful Freepers will be needed now more than ever to root out what the politicians and the mainstream media don’t want us to know.”
Breaking: Blago Holdout Retired State Employee (a community organizer)
Ace of Spades HQ ^
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 10:42:32 PM by roses of sharon
Here’s what Fox local news in Chicago reports:
“Jurors who have been interviewed so far will not identify the juror, other than to say the juror was a female.
FOX Chicago News reported that speculation is centering on juror Jo Ann Chiakulas of Willowbrook, after a second-hand acquaintance said that she has been saying for weeks that she would find Blagojevich not guilty.
Chiakulas is a retired director from the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Contacted Tuesday night, she told FOX Chicago News she would call on Wednesday if she wished to talk about the case.
On one count at least, Chiakulas voted with her fellow jurors, agreeing to convict Blagojevich of lying to federal agents.
Juror # 106, a black female believed to be in her 60s, is a retired state public health director who has ties to the Chicago Urban League. She has handed out campaign literature for a relative who ran for public office. She listens to National Public Radio and liberal talk radio shows.
(Excerpt) Read more at minx.cc …”
50 Impeachable Crimes and Counting
Canada Free Press ^ | Tuesday, August 17, 2010 | By Fred Dardick
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 9:32:36 PM by curth
“A few weeks ago I wrote an article From the White House to the Big House: 25 Impeachable Crimes and Counting that detailed 25 illegal acts committed by President Obama and his Democrat cohorts in Washington. It showed a President and political party willing to break the law at will in order to accomplish their political aims. Thanks to reader contributions and conservative writers around the country, here are 25 more.
Whether or not any of these troubling examples will lead to Obama’s impeachment and/or imprisonment, only time will tell. Regardless, taken together they paint a picture of an out of control President who lacks basic American values and has little to no respect for the rule of law.”
(Excerpt) Read more at the link and discover the 25 more…
2010 Election Predictions: 75 Days Out ”
August 18, 2010, 6:12 pm,
“This has been a page that I have been running and updating for the better part of this year. The page link can be seen here. However, 75 days before Election Day, I thought it might be a good idea to know where we stand in our task of taking the House and Senate.”
(Excerpt) View Map and Read more at the link…
U.S. Alleges Fraud in New Jersey Pension Funding
New York Times ^ | August 18, 2010 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 9:14:55 PM by reaganaut1
“Federal regulators accused the State of New Jersey of securities fraud on Wednesday for claiming it had been properly funding public workers’ pensions when it was not.
The Securities and Exchange Commission said the action was its first ever against a state, and only its second against any government over the handling of a public pension fund. The first was the city of San Diego. More may be in store; the agency announced in January that it had a special unit looking into public pension disclosures. The S.E.C. has been trying to assume more authority over municipal securities.
The commission settled its suit with New Jersey by issuing a cease-and-desist order, which the state accepted without admitting or denying the findings. No penalties were imposed.
Nor did the S.E.C.’s order name any individual state officials, nor the bond underwriters and other professionals whose job it was to vouch for the state’s financial statements. New Jersey’s largest bond underwriters during the period in question include Citigroup, J.P. Morgan Securities, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs and Barclays Capital.”
Obama: Republicans Are “Drinking Slurpees” Watching Me Destroy the Economy
Weasel Zippers ^ | August 16, 2010 | ZIP
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 11:37:09 PM by RobinMasters
Who writes this drivel for him?…
NY Times— “In road-testing his stump speech for the midterm elections, President Obama would like American voters to think of a car that has been driven into a ditch. (Take a wild guess who was at the wheel.)
“You had a group of folks who drove the economy, drove the country, drove our car into the ditch,” Mr. Obama told some 200 party faithful sipping sauvignon blanc by the pool Monday night at a Los Angeles fund-raiser.
The president may change a word here or refer to a different member of Congress there, but the basic arc of the anecdote has been the same at his stops so far this week on a three-day, five-state swing.
The White House wants to frame the November elections as a clear choice between the Democrats who have put the country on the road to recovery, anemic though it may be, and the Republicans who, in the White House view, got the country into the economic mess to begin with.
“We put on our boots and walked into the ditch — it’s muddy and hot and dusty and bugs everywhere — and we’re pushing,” Mr. Obama said of the efforts of the White House and its Democratic partners in Congress.
(Excerpt) Read more at weaselzippers.us …”
BARF ALERT! UGLY PIX!
A Mysterious Thursday for Tim Geithner (Mystery Meetings in NYC all day long)
Economic Policy Journal ^ | 08/18/2010 | Economic Policy Journal
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 11:32:16 PM by The Magical Mischief Tour
“We know Treasury Secretary Geithner will be in New York City, presumably on Treasury business, since the Treasury doesn’t put out a schedule for him on days he takes off from work, but there is no disclosure at all as to his activities. Very unusual.
Here’s how the Treasury release reads:
DAILY TREASURY GUIDANCE FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2010
On Thursday, Secretary Geithner will travel to New York City for a series of meetings. He has no public events on his schedule. It should be noted that by Geithner traveling to New York City for meetings, rather than having participants visit the Treasury, there will be no public log that will be released at a future date, as would be the case if meeting participants visited the Treasury.
If any NYC readers spot him, please email to me any building you may see him entering or exiting.”
US Census Bureau Saves $1.6 Billion (You know that’s not true)
Market Research Industry Online ^ | August 13, 2010
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 11:22:05 PM by hometoroost
“This is a link to an article on the government claiming a “savings” of $1.6 BN. The savings is based on not spending all of the $14.7 BN they budgeted. Nice theory but if the 2000 Census only cost $4.5 billion then how does spending $13.1 BN constitute a savings?”
Obama’s Agenda to Destroy the Few Remaining Solvent States
Global Economic Trend Analysis ^ | August, 8,2010 | Mike “Mish” Shedlock
Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2010 8:55:38 AM by Need4Truth
“In response to Oregon Wins Blue Ribbon for Unfounded Optimism; Everything “Weaker than Expected” several astute readers sent me a link to a Heritage Foundation article regarding public unions, collective bargaining, and their role in the state budget crisis.
Get ready for Organized Labor’s biggest congressional handout yet.
President Obama does not give a rat’s ass about that nor does anyone who supports this legislation. All the politicians want is to buy votes.
Renew America discusses Harry Reid’s push to nationalize all cop/firemen unions.
Also, what are Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska thinking?
Actually not a one of them is thinking at all. It’s as if they are all brain dead.
(Excerpt) Read more at globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com …”
Weekly Jobless Claims Post Surprise Jump, Hit 500,000
Published: Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 9:05 AM ET
“New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly climbed to a nine-month high last week, yet another setback to the frail economic recovery.
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 500,000 in the week ended August 14, the highest since mid-November, the Labor Department said on Thursday.
Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast claims slipping to 476,000 from the previously reported 484,000 the prior week, which was revised up to 488,000 in Thursday’s report.
A Labor Department official said there was nothing unusual in the state level data. The data covered the survey week for the government’s closely watched employment report for August, scheduled for release early next month.”
DEMOCRATS’ TICKING TAX BOMB, PART IV
I’m A Pundit Too ^ | 08/19/2010 | Doug Ragan
Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2010 8:25:12 AM by TheNewPundit
How the Democrats’ Year-end Tax Hike Will Affect Senior Citizens
“Starting January 1, 2011, Washington Democrats will impose a $3.8 trillion tax hike on hard-working Americans, resulting in higher taxes for every American who pays income taxes, as well as on small businesses, the engines of job creation. Unfortunately, Democrats have done nothing to disarm this ticking tax bomb, and even America’s senior citizens will be hit by this massive tax increase. Among the most significant 2011 tax increases that will affect seniors:
* The tax rates on capital gains and dividends will rise significantly, imposing an average tax hit of $1,700 on more than half of all seniors who pay income taxes. * The 10% bracket will be eliminated, raising the lowest tax rate to 15% and costing 88 million taxpayers – including every senior who pays income taxes – an average of $503 in higher taxes in 2011. * The death tax will be reinstated with rates as high as 55%.
(Excerpt) Read more at thenewpundit.com …”
Race War A’Comin’?
By John Dale Dunn, MD August 19, 2010
“I was stunned a few weeks ago when a black professional colleague told me there were all-black cruises that featured speakers such as Louis Farrakhan. Mr. Farrakhan is a Muslim black nationalist, formerly a security officer, now successor to Elijah Mohammed of the Nation of Islam. He is a racist, an anti-Semite, and an anti American to the core.
Prosperous American blacks pay good money to go on a cruise with a racist like Louis Farrakhan? Mr. Farrakhan is more hateful than other race agitators, hustlers, and shakedown artists like Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton. He is in concert with the Congressional Black Caucus, who slavishly support communist regimes like Cuba and anti-American projects, who are angry at Whitey, but claim to be the conscience of the Congress. I couldn’t help but think, What would be the public outcry if there were all-white cruises with David Duke, or the formation of a Congressional White Caucus? But blacks can’t be racist in the new order of things, can they?”
Obama’s Point of No Return
By J.R. Dunn August 19, 2010
“There comes a moment in a failing presidency where the incumbent, through some single gesture, action, or statement, crosses a certain line from beyond which there is no return. Through his own will and behavior, he so underlines his failings, so frames his negative image, that no further action can ever erase it. Fate, accident, and circumstance have nothing to do with it. It is the president himself who puts the period at the end of his own sentence.”
The Wall Street Journal Calls on Patrick Fitzgerald to Resign
Clarice Feldman August 19, 2010
“Calling him an “unaccountable federal prosecutor run amok”, the Wall Street Journal says Patrick Fitzgerald should resign as a U.S. prosecutor or be removed by his superiors:
Epic Video: NC Mother Confronts Democrat Senator on ObamaCare – “My Children Will Suffer” – Video
“This is one of those videos that can be called “epic.” It shows a North Carolina mother confronting Democrat Sen. Kay Hagan about ObamaCare, telling her bluntly, “My children will suffer” because of ObamaCare.
The mother has two special needs children, and she said her husband’s employer was preparing to cut benefits because of the coming taxes associated with ObamaCare provisions.
As this video goes viral, it will be devastating to Democrats, and to ObamaCare, because it shows the practical reality of what is going to happen to America as the more than 2,000 pages of provisions begin to have their impact.”
“We Remember”: New Ad Features 9/11 Families Against the Ground Zero Mosque – Video
“Here is a powerful new ad by KeepAmericaSafe, featuring 9/11 families speaking out against the building of the Ground Zero Mosque.
“This mosque – It’s wrong, so wrong,” one man said.
“We understand they can build where they want to build. All we ask them to do is use some good sense and think about what they’re doing.” The ad closes with, “We Remember.”
Yes, we do remember, and we will NEVER forget.”
(Excerpt) View Ad at the link…
Bill O’Reilly: Imam Behind Ground Zero Mosque ‘Is No Friend to America’
“Bill O’Reilly speaks out about Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the Imam behind the Ground Zero mosque. O’Reilly shows a clip of Imam Rauf calling the U.S. an “accessory to the crime” of 9/11, just 19 days after the attacks. At the same time, Rauf also said that Osama Bin Laden “was made in the USA.”
O’Reilly said that despite the media’s attempts to portray Imam Rauf as a “moderate” Muslim, “The fact that a Muslim cleric believes that the U.S. is an accessory to intentionally taking innocent lives is very disturbing. That is an anti-American point of view. So, let’s stop the nonsense about Imam Rauf, he is no friend to America.”
9-11 Families: Nancy Pelosi Has Lost Her Mind
Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, August 19, 2010, 7:54 AM
Is this really news?
The 9-11 families believe Pelosi has lost her mind.
Three things you should know about Islam before it affects you!
Three surprising things you probably didn’t know about Islam.
This subject WILL affect you in the near future, so take the chance to inform yourself now – before it does.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO MIRROR THIS VIDEO!
One of the many contributors to the above video is the following page:
WaPo Credits Bloggers Spencer and Geller For Driving Movement Against Ground Zero Victory Mosque
Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 9:35 PM
“The Washington Post today credited bloggers Pamela Geller from Atlas Shrugs and Robert Spencer from Jihad Watch for driving the movement against the Ground Zero Victory Mosque. Congratulations to these two great conservatives, and friends, for their hours of work organizing against the New York monument to radical Islam.
Here’s the video:
(Of course, they couldn’t help but put Pamela’s bikini vlogging in their report!)
(Excerpt) View Video and Read more at the link…
Who is ‘Extreme’ Again, Mr. Obama?
Posted by Guest Contributor on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 9:00 PM
“The National Republican Senatorial Committee put out a good one…
It seems beyond question that President Obama and his Party are not in good stead with the American public these three months ahead of the election. A majority of Americans even feel that the Democrats are too extreme. Can the GOP make hay on this fact? This ad sure does a good job of trying anyway.”
(Excerpt) View Video Below…
Hmm… Russ Carnahan’s Office Firebombed But Prosecutor’s Office Lets Suspect Go; Documents Removed From Carnahan’s Office (Video)
Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 7:59 PM
“The St. Louis Prosecutor’s Office released the suspect in the firebombing attack at Russ Carnahan’s office. They said they “let the suspect go because they are doing fingerprints and they want to be careful.” The man they arrested after the “firebombing” was a 50 year-old white male.
The St. Louis Post Dispatch reported:
The man, whose name was not made public, was let go after the prosecutor’s office declined to immediately issue charges. The case was “taken under advisement” by the prosecutor, a step that can mean more evidence is needed before a case can be made.
And, they let him go? Really? For arson? For firebombing the office of a federal official? By the way, “firebombing” a federal candidate’s office is a federal crime too, no? This is very odd. The office, located in the back of the building. My FOX St. Louis said the room that was targeted is Carnahan’s finance office. They would not allow cameras inside, saying there is too much sensitive campaign and financial information on display. They did allow a reporter to look around. There were charred documents, some burned electronic equipment, and the walls and ceiling were gray from smoke damage.
Also, from a source today I heard that a person yesterday said he/she saw people leaving Carnahan’s office with St. Louis Bread Company bags full of papers. When asked if they were with Carnahan, they wouldn’t answer.
Today at 4 PM Russ Carnahan canceled a town hall for veterans scheduled for 7 PM tonight.
Remember, Missouri ACORN is in the same building. (Shocking, I know!)
Something is very fishy here.
Krauthammer on Pelosi’s Mosque Comments: “I’m Trying to Decide if Her Statement Was Out of Malice Or Pure Lunacy… I’m Going With Lunacy” (Video)
Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 5:46 PM
“Charles Krauthammer slammed Speaker Pelosi today on Special Report for her outrageous comments on the Ground Zero Victory Mosque. Pelosi wants to investigate those who oppose the mosque. Krauthammer called her comments “pure lunacy.”
Oh My… Howard Dean Drop-Kicks Obama & Pelosi Under the Bus (Audio)
Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 5:43 PM
“Goodness… Don’t look now but Howard Dean just drop-kicked Obama and Pelosi under the bus. That will hurt.
Howard Dean wants the Ground Zero Victory Mosque organizers to relocate their mosque.
That’s weird. I think I just agreed with every word that Howard Dean said.”
(Excerpt) Listen to Audio Tape and Read more at the link…
GZ Mosque Developers won’t rule out taking funds from Saudi Arabia, Iran
Posted by John Schulenburg on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 4:37 PM
“Not any shocking news here, considering the Imam behind the project is about as sheepish looking a wolf can come here in America. His radical views are well documented. See my previous post on him if you missed it.”
Obama and FDR on Proposed American Paper Money Re-Design?
Posted by Guest Contributor on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 4:06 PM
“A little contest called the Dollar ReDes$ign Project has been launched on the web and I have to say the dismal design offerings being foisted on the public are a wonder to behold. But the worst ones are by Dowling Duncan.
The designs offered by Dowling Duncan envision a one dollar bill featuring a giant photo of Barak Obama and the 100 dollar bill featuring a photo of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.”
Another Broken Promise (Lie)… Workers Will Pay More For Health Care Starting NEXT YEAR …Update: Businesses Too
Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 2:01 PM
“It should be obvious by now that the Obama-Pelosi regime lied about most everything in their health care bill before they rammed it through Congress.”
Here’s the latest example:
(Excerpt) View “Promise” in Print and Read more at the link…
Whoa!… Testy Obama Snaps At Reporter Over Ground Zero Victory Mosque Question (Video)
Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 11:58 AM
Whoa… Cool it, champ.
Barack Obama snapped at a reporter today after being asked if he regretted his comments on the Ground Zero Victory Mosque.
Via Breitbart TV:
Don’t get so excited, Barack… You still have a good 20% of Americans supporting you on the victory mosque.”
(Excerpt) View Video Clip at the link…
The Decay Of The Metaphysical Marxist
Posted by: Skookum @ 9:03 pm
“A recruiting poster for the Bolsheviks, who won control after the revolution in 1917, Leon Trotsky was responsible for building the Red Army.
Our current President and his benefactors have tried a bold experiment: repackaging the European Socialist/Marxist concepts of the Twentieth Century and presenting an image of change that was to transcend all the problems of the past and give America the Utopia that the Free Market and the Constitution could never deliver.
Karl Marx (1818-83) and Friedrich Engels (1820-95) wrote of Marxist theory as it applies to economics, politics, and philosophy. They described and coined the term Capitalism and its modes of production. This was more than enough to serve as a syllabus to condemn hundreds of millions of people to death in the Soviet Union and China.
Until the adoption of semi-market economies, the greatest successes within both these Communist countries was their means of population control.”
David Harsanyi asks – Why Is It ‘Bigoted’ To Criticize Religion?
Posted by: Skye @ 8:01 pm
“Topical question, indeed. Since similar labels have been thrown around over the cordoba mosque scandal.
David Harsanyi cuts right to the core of this divisive debate:
There are those who continue to make the facile claim that any protest over Park51 is a display in un-American intolerance and contempt for the Constitution. This position treats criticism of faith — religious institutions and symbols included — as tantamount to “bigotry.”
Prevailing opinion states that 70 percent of Americans are in opposition to this mosque. Yes, that would include Senator Harry Reid along with myself. Truly this is an extraordinary issue for a conservative to stand alongside Harry Reid. Yet some would view our stance as islamophobic and/or bigoted. In a recent interview Pelosi suggested the federal government should look into funding sources of those who oppose the mosque. Seriously, it has come down to this – let’s investigate the financial background of those in opposition? All of this adds up to a chilling assault on free speech. Long gone are the days when dissent was patriotic.”
Obama’s Mosque Sets Democrats Into Panic [Reader Post]
Posted by: DrJohn @ 4:39 pm
“Barack Obama’s support for building a mosque at Ground Zero has set Democrats in a sheer panic. The NY Times reported that Obama “strongly” supports the mosque and his remarks set off a wildfire of response. While Obama is “strongly” in favor of the mosque at Ground Zero, Americans are “strongly” opposed to it. And that is spilling over into the election cycle.
And Democrats — at least those who were willing to comment — could barely contain their frustration over Obama’s remarks, saying he had potentially placed every one of their candidates in the middle of the debate by giving GOP candidates a chance to ask them point-blank: Do you agree with Obama on the mosque?
This is going to be a powerful campaign issue, and liberals who recognize that this is a major loser are rapidly getting all wee-weed up. If you happened to be in DC or New York City over the last two nights and you happened to cast your glance skyward you would have seen the Journolist signal:
Home – by IOTW Reports – August 18, 2010 – 21:40 UTC
Why did Obama nominate Kegan? Answer is here…. http://noiri.blogspot.com/2010/08/more-obama-payback-revealed.html
Home – by BigFurHat – August 19, 2010 – 08:30 UTC
The Content of Character
Home – by BigFurHat – August 19, 2010 – 07:03 UTC
“A great speech by Alan Keyes, that leftists would listen to and dismiss with some asinine comment like “what an Uncle Tom.”
(Excerpt) Read more at the link and Listen to the Speech at the link provided…
Video Version Of Bush Meeting the Returning Troops
Home – by BigFurHat – August 18, 2010 – 18:19 UTC
Here is a video version of the photos we posted last week of the returning troops.
Yahoo Says: Poll- Growing number incorrectly call Obama Muslim
Home – by Mr. Pinko – August 19, 2010 – 09:09 UTC
“Why does this article sound like they know what they’re writing about? They are trying to define and clarify Obama? By what “facts?” Face it – Obama doesn’t know what he is!
Excerpt from the Yahoo article:
Obama is the Christian son of a Kenyan Muslim father and a Kansas mother. From age 6 to 10, Obama lived in predominantly Muslim Indonesia with his mother and Indonesian stepfather. His full name, Barack Hussein Obama, sounds Muslim to many.
White House officials did not provide on-the-record comments on the survey, but they prompted Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell of Houston to call The Associated Press.
Caldwell, who said he has known Obama for years, said the president is a Christian who prays every day. He said he was not sure where the public confusion about the president’s religion came from, but he called false media reports about it “a 24-hour noise box committed to presenting the president in a false light.”
He prays every day. Facing east.
Look at these videos:
Tell me now that he is Christian.”
Home – by BigFurHat – August 19, 2010 – 09:29 UTC
Ace of Spades guest blogging at Big Government
“Jurors who have been interviewed so far will not identify the juror, other than to say the juror was a female.
FOX Chicago News reported that speculation is centering on juror Jo Ann Chiakulas of Willowbrook, after a second-hand acquaintance said that she has been saying for weeks that she would find Blagojevich not guilty.
Chiakulas is a retired director from the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Contacted Tuesday night, she told FOX Chicago News she would call on Wednesday if she wished to talk about the case.
On one count at least, Chiakulas voted with her fellow jurors, agreeing to convict Blagojevich of lying to federal agents.
This was since confirmed by CBS local news Chicago.”
Home – by BigFurHat – August 19, 2010 – 08:40 UTC
We are making a world for your children’s children as well as yourself. “Don’t be afraid.”
Home – by BigFurHat – August 18, 2010 – 22:27 UTC
The Human Car.
“Be Afraid. Technology is going backwards… on purpose. The Flintstones was actually depicting the future. The Jetsons was just pie in the sky.”
Home – by Mr. Pinko – August 18, 2010 – 16:04 UTC
Frank: Abolish Fannie and Freddie
now watch this
Barney Frank in 2005: What Housing Bubble?
Juror Hold Out
Home – by BigFurHat – August 19, 2010 – 09:38 UTC
“Department of Public Health Director John Lumpkin named Jo Ann Chiakulas of Chicago as the first special assistant for minority affairs, effective September 16. Chiakulas is charged with setting up and supervising the department’s new Chicago-based Center for Minority Health Services. Created by H.B. 1216 (PA. 87-633), the center will evaluate the health needs of minorities in Illinois, provide training and technical assistance and improve coordination and communication with minority groups. According to the department, minorities are at greater risk for AIDs, infant mortality, lead poisoning, heart disease, stroke, homicide and high-risk behaviors such as smoking and alcohol use.
Chiakulas was director of the Chicago Urban League’s Young Parents Center for over 10 years and was coordinator for the state’s Parents Too Soon program. She has also worked with the Chicago Department of Mental Health and the Belden Manor Shelter Care Home in Chicago.”
CBS HAS GOOD COVERAGE…Click here
Thursday, August 19th, 2010 | Posted by RJ
Golym Tactics – 24 Steps to Destroy America
“Liberty has a cycle, from bondage to spiritual faith, then on to great courage, then on to liberty, then on to abundance, then on to complacency, then on to apathy, then on to dependence and then from dependency back to bondage. Guess where America now stands.
It is time that we abolish the Corporations of these TPTB who believe that their ends justify their means. Systematically, the Golym, that is what the Elites call you and me, are being set up by the CFR, Illuminati, Masonic, Jesuit, Zionist cowards, for world dominion by these creeps. Every day we see many of their minions, like Barry Soetoro, Al Gore, Pat Roberts, Ron Paul, John McCain and other thugs as they smile for us by day and then they go about their dirty deeds behind the curtain.”
Sun Aug 15, 2010
Subject: Golym Submission to a One World Disorder
Martial Law – Civil War by Design in America
“The average Mexican makes about 1/10 of the average income that most Americans make. American Corporations are profiting from this influx of illegal immigrants. New Social Security Numbers are monetized and new anchor baby birth certificates are monetized by these American Corporations who rule America.
The United States Governments encourages illegal immigration. Our infrastructure needs to double because of the influx of illegal aliens that have come to America. In California, in order to keep up with the illegal immigration swell they have needed to build a new school every day of the year, just to keep with the illegals from South of the Border.”
John From Georgia
Subject: DIVIDE & CONQUER: Illegal Immigration and the Orchestrated Downfall of the U.S.
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010
Martial Law – Economic Collapse Looming
“The Main News refuses to dive into the meat of why America now stands at the brink, it’s future very much at risk. Benjamin continues to deliver warnings of TPTB, criminal cabal that has been working to destroy America.
Civil War in America is what TPTB have been trying to create in America. A gold backed Amero is being prepared as the replacement for the dollar. Behind the scenes a showdown is swelling that involves the Vatican, the Federal Reserve Board, the U S Military, Barry Soetoro, Hillary Clinton, the corrupt U N, the Rothschild family and other very high level people.”
Mon Aug 16, 2010
Subject: Martial Law is What TPTB Want
The Age of Treason: 1958 Book Exposes Chemical Attack on Humanity
(Old-Thinker News) By Daniel Taylor August 19, 2010
“Dr. R. Swinburne Clymer was in many ways a man ahead of his time, and most certainly controversial. He was attacked by the medical establishment for connecting diet with disease and mental health in his 1917 book Dietetics. Dr. Clymer received his medical degree in 1902 from the College of Medicine and Surgery in Chicago and began practicing Osteopathy. Accusations of fraud surround Dr. Clymer’s career, including this 1923 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association which claims that, “Our records fail to show that this man was ever regularly graduated by any reputable medical college.” What Clymer had to say more than likely had something to do with the denouncement that he received from the medical establishment.
Though Dr. Clymer may be surrounded with controversy, his 1958 book Your Health and Sanity in the Age of Treason exposes toxic food additives and fluoride with documentation – the majority of which are mainstream scientific studies – that can be verified many times over. What makes this book unique is the fact that Dr. Clymer was one of the first to point out that statements by the elite indicated that these toxins were to be deliberately released “…for the mental deterioration and moral debasement of the mass…”
The book is appropriately subtitled; “Food and Liquids Used as a Medium in Deliberately and Carefully Planned Methods Developed by the Vicious Element of Humanity, for the Mental Deterioration and Moral Debasement of the Mass, as a Means Toward Their Enslavement.”
Blackwater founder Erik Prince takes ‘break from America’ in his new home — Abu Dhabi
(Michigan Live) August 19, 2010
“Blackwater founder and Holland native Erik Prince has moved to Abu Dhabi, according to court documents.
Prince last year severed ties with the security firm, which had long been the public face of controversy over the military’s use of private defense contractors. He later put the company up for sale. Now, the separation is a bit more physical.
According to a New York Times report:
Current and former colleagues said Mr. Prince hoped to focus on security work from governments in Africa and the Middle East. They also said he was bitter about the legal scrutiny and negative publicity his company had received.”He needs a break from America,” said one colleague, speaking only on the condition of anonymity about Mr. Prince’s long-rumored move.
While Prince himself does not face criminal charges, prosecution looms for other Blackwater executives, guards and affiliates on weapons, conspiracy, obstruction and murder for various incidents. Most notoriously, five Blackwater guards were investigated for the shooting of 17 Iraqi civilians in 2007.
Meanwhile, the company, now called Xe, continues to land lucrative government contracts.
News of Prince’s move came from a court filing last week in a civil lawsuit that accused him of defrauding the government, and, according to the Times, Prince hoped to avoid giving a deposition because of his new residence.”
HR 1553 Authorizing ‘Use of Force’ Against Iran is Based on Pure Propaganda
Activist Post August 19, 2010
“America has not officially declared war on a nation since World War II. Yet we are now entangled in endless wars with no feasible goals, except sustained military profits and resource grabs. Instead, we vote to “authorize the use of force” just in case we may need it, which strategically limits the public debate. Although many believe that the stiff Iran sanctions detailed in HR 2194, the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act was an Act of War, the proposed HR 1553 is the actual “authorization of the use of force.”
HR 1553: Expressing support for the State of Israel’s right to defend Israeli sovereignty, to protect the lives and safety of the Israeli people, and to use all means necessary to confront and eliminate nuclear threats posed by the Islamic Republic of Iran, including the use of military force if no other peaceful solution can be found within reasonable time to protect against such an immediate and existential threat to the State of Israel.”
The Future of Food: 10 Scary Facts About “Nano Foods”
(Medical Coding Certification) August 19, 2010
“Think you know just what you’re eating when you get prepackaged and prepared foods? What you don’t know may hurt you as more and more companies begin researching and using nanotechnology in their food products. While some applaud the efforts as ways to help reduce obesity and improve nutrition, others urge caution as nanoparticles may have some unknown and potentially deadly effects on the human body. While it’s ultimately up to you whether or not you decide to eat nanofoods, here are some facts that will educate you on nanofood technology and may have you moving a little slower towards the latest food tech.”
Walgreens announces flu shot gift card; give the “gift” of a vaccine (opinion)
(NaturalNews) August 19, 2010
“Summer isn’t even over yet and the big push for the mass vaccination of the entire population is already under way. The CDC started the push by recently urging vaccine shots for everyone — including infants, pregnant women and immune-compromised people. Adding to the vaccination hoopla, Walgreens has announced something quite bizarre: A flu shot gift card.
Available for $29.99 at your nearest Walgreens retailer, this gift card is, as Walgreens explains on their website, “a way to help more Americans stay well throughout the upcoming flu season by giving the gift of a flu shot.”
See a full-size picture of this flu shot gift card right here: http://www.naturalnews.com/images/W…
Of course, if you gave your friends the gift of vitamin D supplements, they wouldn’t need a flu shot or a jab in the arm with a sharp needle. Vitamin D has been proven again and again to work better than vaccines at preventing influenza (http://www.naturalnews.com/027385_V…), yet it remains all but ignored by the conventional medical establishment which just happens to be dominated by the financial interests of vaccine manufacturers (pharma companies).”
Return of the BP Cover-Up
Kate Sheppard Mother Jones August 19, 2010
“Earlier this month, the federal government claimed that three-quarters of the oil in the Gulf had magically disappeared. But as I reported Wednesday, the federal government has so far refused to provide congressional investigators and the media with the numbers to support that claim. Now, it looks like the official report, with all the data and substantiating material, won’t be released for months.
On Wednesday afternoon, during a telephone briefing on the spill for congressional staffers, NOAA scientists said the data might not be available for at least two months. The full report is in the “process of being written,” according to NOAA, but it won’t be made available for “around a couple months.” The delay, NOAA representatives said, is so the report “can be peer reviewed.”
This, of course, raises the question of why the initial report was even released on Aug. 4 if it hadn’t been peer reviewed and couldn’t be substantiated with data, methodology, and full disclosure of the kind of assumptions that went into reaching this conclusion. The explanation of why the report was released by the National Incident Command and touted by administration officials seemed to indicate that the White House may have jumped the gun on releasing the initial report before the entire documentation was available.”
(Excerpt) Read Entire Article here…
5 Trillion More Dollars To Fix Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac?
(The Economic Collapse Blog) August 19, 2010
“Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have become gigantic financial black holes that the U.S. government endlessly pours massive quantities of money into. Unfortunately, if the U.S. government did allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to totally implode, both the mortgage industry and the housing industry in the United States would completely collapse. So essentially the U.S. government finds itself between a rock and a hard place. Prior to the financial crisis of the last few years, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were profit-seeking private corporations that also had a government-chartered mission of expanding home ownership in America. But now that they have been officially taken over by the U.S. government, they have become gigantic bottomless money pits. It is hard to even describe just how much of a mess Fannie and Freddie are in. However, the unprecedented intervention by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the mortgage market over the past couple of years has been about the only thing that has kept it from plunging into absolute chaos. So what does the future hold for Fannie Mae and for Freddie Mac? Well, according to one estimate, it could take another 5 trillion dollars to “fix” Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac.
Yes, you read the correctly. According to an article in the Christian Science Monitor, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are facing $5 trillion dollars in liabilities that the federal government is going to have to deal with one way or another….”
Study: Nearly one million children in U.S. potentially misdiagnosed with ADHD
Science Daily August 19, 2010
“Nearly 1 million children in the United States are potentially misdiagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder simply because they are the youngest — and most immature — in their kindergarten class, according to new research by a Michigan State University economist.
These children are significantly more likely than their older classmates to be prescribed behavior-modifying stimulants such as Ritalin, said Todd Elder, whose study will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Health Economics.
Such inappropriate treatment is particularly worrisome because of the unknown impacts of long-term stimulant use on children’s health, Elder said. It also wastes an estimated $320 million-$500 million a year on unnecessary medication — some $80 million-$90 million of it paid by Medicaid, he said.
Elder said the “smoking gun” of the study is that ADHD diagnoses depend on a child’s age relative to classmates and the teacher’s perceptions of whether the child has symptoms.
“If a child is behaving poorly, if he’s inattentive, if he can’t sit still, it may simply be because he’s 5 and the other kids are 6,” said Elder, assistant professor of economics. “There’s a big difference between a 5-year-old and a 6-year-old, and teachers and medical practitioners need to take that into account when evaluating whether children have ADHD.”
(Excerpt) Read Full Article here…
Five Absurd Things That Simply Can’t Happen in Wartime Washington
Tom Engelhardt Tom’s Dispatch August 18, 2010
“The other day I visited a website I check regularly for all things military, Noah Shachtman’s Danger Room blog at Wired magazine. One of its correspondents, Spencer Ackerman, was just then at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, the sort of place that — with its multiple bus routes, more than 30,000 inhabitants, PXes, Internet cafés, fast-food restaurants, barracks, and all the sinews of war — we like to call military bases, but that are unique in the history of this planet.
Here’s how Ackerman began his report: “Anyone who thinks the United States is really going to withdraw from Afghanistan in July 2011 needs to come to this giant air base an hour away from Kabul. There’s construction everywhere. It’s exactly what you wouldn’t expect from a transient presence.” The old Russian base, long a hub for U.S. military (and imprisonment) activities in that country is now, as he describes it, a giant construction site and its main drag, Disney Drive, a massive traffic pile-up. (“If the Navy could figure out a way to bring a littoral-combat ship to a landlocked country, it would idle on Disney.”) Its flight line is packed with planes — “C-17s, Predators, F-16s, F-15s, MC-12 passenger planes” — and Bagram, he concludes, “is starting to feel like a dynamic exurb before the housing bubble burst.”
I won’t lie. As I read that post, my heart sank and I found myself imagining Spencer Ackerman writing this passage: “Anyone who thinks the United States is really going to stay in Afghanistan after July 2011 needs to come to this giant air base an hour away from Kabul where buildings are being dismantled, military equipment packed up, and everywhere you look you see evidence of a transient presence.” To pen that, unfortunately, he would have to be a novelist or a fabulist.”
George Soros slashes exposure to U.S. equities
James Quinn Telegraph August 18,, 2010
“The legendary investor’s Soros Fund Management – which has approximately $25bn (£16bn) under management – reduced its equity investments by 42pc to $5.1bn by the end of June, down from $8.8bn at the end of March.
The asset allocation decisions were made during a period in which the Standard & Poor’s 500 index – the broadest US equity index – fell 12pc.
The fact that Mr Soros – best known as the man reputed to have made $1bn by “breaking the Bank of England” during the 1992 fiscal crisis – has decided to make such a concerted shift out of equities will send a clear message to other investors.
Gone are Soros’s investments in Petrobras, Brazil’s oil giant, with investments in bellwether stocks such as Wal-Mart, JP Morgan Chase and Pfizer drastically reduced, cut by 99pc, 97pc and 95pc respectively.”
The Purpose Behind Engineered Economic Collapse
By Giordano Bruno Neithercorp Press – 08/17/2010
“From now on, depressions will be scientifically created.” — Congressman Charles A. Lindbergh Sr. , 1913
“Everyone loves money. Even people like myself who abhor the abuse of money and commerce, who understand the fraudulent nature of the system we live in, still work hard and save so that we might attain a sense of stability within that system. Many people see money as a focal point to their existence. But is it really money that they are after, or is it something else entirely? In truth, money represents ‘security’ in the minds of the masses. Money affords us the ability to survive, and the more of it we have, the safer we all feel. Because we subconsciously associate the extension of our very life with the variable health of the economic structure in which we live, we tend to become unwitting devotees to its continued existence, even if it is corrupt and condemned to failure. We gullibly deny the system or the currency that supports it is doomed to the contrary of all evidence because, even though it has beaten us bloody, we have never known anything else.
In light of this entrenched way of perceiving things, especially in the U.S., it is difficult enough to convince some people that the economy is in fact not providing the security they desire, but is actually destroying their future completely. To explain to them that this is deliberate, that the economy is designed to self-destruct, that is another prospect altogether.”
UN report: IDF barring Gazans’ access to farms, fishing zones
08/19/10 • Ha’aretz
“Over the last ten years, the Israel Defense Forces have increasingly restricted Palestinian access to farmland on the Gazan side of the Israeli-Gaza border as well as to fishing zones along the Gaza beach, a United Nations report revealed Thursday.”
Reported by Lola Flores
Rebellion: Could 62 Million Homeowners Kill The Perverse M.E.R.S. System
08-19-2010 • Rense.com
“MERS was developed in the early 1990s by a number of financial entities, including Bank of America, Countrywide, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac, allegedly to allow consumers to pay less for mortgage loans. That did not actually happen, but what MERS did allow was the securitization and shuffling around of mortgages behind a veil of anonymity. The result was not only to cheat local governments out of their recording fees but to defeat the purpose of the recording laws, which was to guarantee purchasers clean title. Worse, MERS facilitated an explosion of predatory lending in which lenders could not be held to account because they could not be identified, either by the preyed-upon borrowers or by the investors seduced into buying bundles of worthless mortgages. As alleged in a Nevada class action called Lopez vs. Executive Trustee Services, et al.: Before MERS, it would not have been possible for mortgages with no market value . . . to be sold at a profit or collateralized and sold as mortgage-backed securities. Before MERS, it would not have been possible for the Defendant banks and AIG to conceal from government regulators the extent of risk of financial losses those entities faced from the predatory origination of residential loans and the fraudulent re-sale and securitization of those otherwise non-marketable loans. Before MERS, the actual beneficiary of every Deed of Trust on every parcel in the United States and the State of Nevada could be readily ascertained by merely reviewing the public records at the local recorder’s office where documents reflecting any ownership interest in real property are kept…. After MERS, . . . the servicing rights were transferred after the origination of the loan to an entity so large that communication with the servicer became difficult if not impossible …. The servicer was interested in only one thing – making a profit from the foreclosure of the borrower’s residence – so that the entire predatory cycle of fraudulent origination, resale, and securitization of yet another predatory loan could occur again. This is the legacy of MERS, and the entire scheme was predicated upon the fraudulent designation of MERS as the ‘beneficiary’ under millions of deeds of trust in Nevada and other states. Axing the Bankers’ Money Tree…”
Reported by Jack Gregson
Is the U.S. Treasury secretly preparing for return to gold standard? A minority think so.
08-19-2010 • Gold Seek
US Prepares For Gold Standard
ldSeek.com By Bix Weir
“I have often written about the US Treasury and US Mint’s very strange behavior when it comes to their part in continuing “business as usual” for the fiat monetary system. Although many have chalked up the Mint’s rationing of Gold and Silver American Eagle coins to normal behavior of inept government employees and government bureaucracy, I have a much different take on the subject. I believe they are trying to DELAY and LIMIT the American Eagle program until such time as the US is ready to go back on a gold and silver standard.
To understand this objective it helps to go back to a very important moment in our monetary past…
It was March of 1982 when Reagan’s Gold Commission released their final report on the “Role of Gold in the Domestic and International Monetary Systems”. Although the Commission’s recommendation was “no change necessary at the moment” the report was surprisingly frank about what the future might hold. The full report can be found here:
Gold Commission Report
What I found most interesting is the report’s conclusion on page 21 which I explored in this article:
Gold Standard Implementation Update
Happy Cost of Government Day!
08-19-2010 • Big Government
“For the last 7 1/2 months your labor has belonged to someone else – the state. Today, August 19, is the day you have finally payed off your share of the cost of big government.”
Reported by Jet Lacey
The truth behind America’s ‘civilian militias’
(London Telegraph) August 19, 2010
“In heavy camouflage gear, Johnny Cochran squats down and shuffles noiselessly along the ground. His target is a large man who, like Cochran, is in military fatigues. Seconds later, Cochran leaps up and stabs the man once, hard, in the neck. The movement is swift, and would almost certainly be lethal, were it not for the fact that the ‘weapon’ Cochran is wielding is a pen.
The scenario I have just witnessed may be simulated, but its protagonists are deadly serious. This is a ‘close combat training’ session given by ‘Fireteam Diamondback’ – an armed militia group, or civilian ‘army’, based in west Texas, in the United States. Cochran, a chain-smoking 39 year-old with a handlebar moustache and goatee whose T-shirt reads: ‘Disgruntled Combat Vet – Right Wing Extremist’, is their leader. Biro-wielding or not, he’s not someone you would wish to encounter in combat.
‘Straight into the base of his skull,’ he says, after pretending to plunge the pen into the neck of Steven Page, a member of another militia group who has joined the training. ‘That’s the nerve centre. Then you push forward. If you’re dealing with someone short, that works like a charm, but if you’re dealing with someone tall, grab his face, insert the knife and when you shove that knife forwards, pull him towards you.’
Cochran smiles. ‘You’re going to make a hell of a mess, but human flesh tears easily. Bone is a pain in the a–.’ He knows what he’s talking about, having served four years as a combat medic with the US Marines during Operation Desert Storm. His ‘handle’, or nickname, in the militia is ‘Doc’. And yet, as he freely admits, the hypothetical enemy – the target he’s teaching the people gathered here today to kill – is a US soldier.”
SSGT WUTERICH AND THE BLAGOJEVICH FIASCO (Haditha)
Defend Our Marines ^ | August 19, 2010 | Nathaniel R. Helms
Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2010 10:22:48 PM by jazusamo
“The scheduled court-martial of SSgt Frank Wuterich and the aborted trial of former Illinois governor Rod R. Blagojevich don’t seem to have much in common at first glance.
Blagojevich is a grasping Illinois politician with a bouffant hairdo prone to blabbing. Wuterich is a hardcore, quiet Marine who wears his hair high and tight. Both however are charged with crimes simple in name and so complex in character it is hard to understand exactly what crimes they are charged with committing, much less why.
The notion comes, from all places, a New York Times report about jurors being confused about what the defendant was charged with, how to determine his guilt, and exactly what the erstwhile governor’s motives were. According to today’s electronic Times, “Jurors said it took them several days just to figure out how to begin to break down their assignment into manageable tasks — not to mention how to understand the legal terminology… “
It sounded familiar. Wuterich has at various times been charged with a variety of heinous crimes. Originally he was charged with murder, lying, and conspiring to cover up the incident. It seems useful to list them as the Marine Corps made them on Dec. 21, 2006…. And no, “2006” is not a typo!”
3 Things You Should Know About Islam
By Dajjal 4 weeks ago
“This video probably won’t be up long, but it has been saved and is being reposted elsewhere. It states the most vital facts about Islam at a fairly high level of abstraction, leaving the reader with the task of researching the details.
I want you to watch this video and tell your friends and family to watch it. I want it to go viral before it is pulled down by the intolerant, bigoted forces of obscurantism.”
Little Barry Bypasses the Senate
Illinois Review ^ | August 20, 2010 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
Posted on Friday, August 20, 2010 11:04:14 AM by jfd1776
“The Constitution requires the “advice and consent of the Senate” on certain presidential appointments.
Not all, mind you, just some, such as ambassadors and public ministers whom the Congress has not actively exempted from the requirement. This is fortunate for the busy Senate, since our overgrown executive branch now employs about two million civilians across some 1300 federal agencies.
The Constitution allows most of these aptly-named “inferior officers” to be appointed without Congressional vetting. Since Congress has the Constitutional right to decide which roles require Senate approval, a really active role in executive personnel management could utterly paralyze that body (which wouldn’t be all bad, when you think about it, considering how much more inferior many of our Senators are nowadays).
The President took advantage of the Congressional campaign season – sorry, the August recess – to make a few recess appointments of nominees whom the Senate had not yet approved.
Before just accepting that fact at face value – and to be fair, we should remember that Presidents of both parties have used this tool – we should consider whether this step was ever the intention of the Framers at all.
Continue reading in Illinois Review at http://lnkd.in/YzPePr
(Excerpt) Read more at lnkd.in …”
The Fight Against Federal Tyranny Begins…NOW
Wolves of Liberty ^ | 8/4/2010 | gjmerits
Posted on Friday, August 20, 2010 12:29:06 PM by gjmerits
“Subsequently, when Sheriff DeMeo took office in 2003, he told his deputies that illegal cattle seizures were prohibited and that any federal agents attempting to confiscate cattle would be arrested. Shortly thereafter, the BLM arrived at Hage’s ranch to perform a seizure. The Sheriff’s Deputy told the federal agents that there would be no seizure or taking of cattle, per DeMeo’s decision based on the Constitution. The Deputy was told that the BLM federal agents intended to arrest DeMeo and use armed force to take Hage’s cattle. Sheriff DeMeo advised the federal agent that their SWAT team would be faced with Sheriff DeMeo’s SWAT team if they proceeded.
Sheriff DeMeo clearly stated that he refused any unlawful seizures on Wayne Hage’s estate. He further advised federal agents that if they could produce a lawful court order for seizing cattle, he would not take the cattle off of the land, but impound them there on Hage’s ranch. This is important because if seized cattle were to remain impounded on Hage’s ranch, then Wayne Hage could still show ‘beneficial use’ of his water rights.
(Excerpt) Read more at wolvesofliberty.com …”
Grim jobs reports undercuts talk of a recovery
The Washington Examiner ^ | August 20, 2010 | Julie Mason
Posted on Friday, August 20, 2010 12:21:16 PM by BradtotheBone
“Grim new jobs report dealt a serious blow to efforts by the White House to convince voters ahead of the November elections that the president’s economic recovery plans were working.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased by 12,000 to 500,000 last week, taking economists and the White House by surprise.
President Obama, on his way to a 10-day vacation with his family on Martha’s Vineyard, said the report underscores the need for Congress to act on a bill helping small business.
“There will be plenty of time between now and November to play politics, but the small-business owners I met with this week, the ones that I’ve met with across the country this year, they don’t have time for political games.” Obama said. “They’re not interested in what’s best for a political party, they’re interested in what’s best for the country.”
Procedural tussles and bickering have held up the bill in the Senate, where the measure is expected to come back for a vote when Congress returns from recess next month.
Obama has touted the bill as a jobs package, noting that small businesses account for a significant percentage of jobs in America and need the tax breaks and other incentives to start hiring again.
But Republicans seized on the jobless claims, calling the latest report further proof that Obama’s economic policies aren’t working.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com …”
Return of the apostate president
Get Religion (see comment about URL) ^ | 8/20/2010 | Terry Mattingly
Posted on Friday, August 20, 2010 12:20:19 PM by markomalley
“Gentle readers, it’s time to set the wayback machine to May 12th in the year 2008, where we read the following in a New York Times op-ed page piece written by historian Edward N. Luttwak, of the Center for Strategic and
In Islam, however, there is no such thing as a half-Muslim. Like all monotheistic religions, Islam is an exclusive faith. As the son of the Muslim father, Senator Obama was born a Muslim under Muslim law as it is universally understood. It makes no difference that, as Senator Obama has written, his father said he renounced his religion. Likewise, under Muslim law based on the Koran his mother’s Christian background is irrelevant.
Of course, as most Americans understand it, Senator Obama is not a Muslim. He chose to become a Christian, and indeed has written convincingly to explain how he arrived at his choice and how important his Christian faith is to him. His conversion, however, was a crime in Muslim eyes; it is “irtidad” or “ridda,” usually translated from the Arabic as “apostasy,” but with connotations of rebellion and treason. Indeed, it is the worst of all crimes that a Muslim can commit, worse than murder (which the victim’s family may choose to forgive).
This drew a fierce response from Clark Hoyt, the Times public editor. He said this information was totally, totally, totally wrong and the newspaper should not have printed it.”
BP’s Deepwater Oil Spill – Flushing and Fishing – and Open Thread
The Oil Drum ^ | August 20, 2010 – 10:43am | Heading Out
Posted on Friday, August 20, 2010 12:18:49 PM by Ernest_at_the_Beach
“BP has now responded to Admiral Allen’s request for more information, and has obtained permission to replace the BOP and stack on the top of the Deepwater well, before completing the drilling of the relief well. They are also preparing to recover (fish for) the drill pipe that was left in the original well.”
The Dangers of the Prosperity Gospel
The Integrated Catholic Life ^ | 8/20/2010 | Fr. Robert Barron
Posted on Friday, August 20, 2010 12:10:30 PM by markomalley
“A few weeks ago, I came across an article in the Atlantic Monthly magazine, which bore the extraordinary title “Did Christianity Cause the Crash?”
I realize that much of the mainstream media is ready to blame Christianity for almost every societal ill, but this seemed a bit much. As I read through the article, it became plain that the culprit, in the author’s mind, is the so-called “prosperity Gospel,” the view propagated by quite a few extremely popular evangelists that material prosperity flows from the depth and quality of one’s faith in God. His argument was that the willingness on the part of many Christians to risk their savings on questionable investments conduced toward the bursting of the housing bubble and the subsequent economic meltdown. Well, I’m not sure that that particular argument carries much weight, but I’ll confess that the article piqued my interest in this influential theology.”
Hannity, Obama’s Muslim Friendly Behavior
http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | August 20, 2010 | annem040359
Posted on Friday, August 20, 2010 12:03:40 PM by Biggirl
“Is President Barak Obama a practicing Muslim in secret or is he a Christian that he says he is?
From what I am seeing, I even have that question myself. If President Barak Obama says he is a Christian, why does he not look for a local Christian church community for fellow purposes? Also so both he and First Lady Michelle Obama can set a GOOD EXAMPLE to both their two daughters. Plus also why is he bending over backwards for the Muslim community? There is just simply too many questions to ask here in this brief blog article.
It would though be nice if President Obama reaches out to Christians, say those who are members of a Greek Orthodox church that still has not be rebuilt as of yet and had a major setback this week with talks having broken down this week with NYC Port Authority people.
(Excerpt) Read more at annem040359.wordpress.com …”
**************************New Open Thread****************************
I hope you don’t mind this posting?
In the ‘Olden Days”
I sure do remember how much I loved getting into bed when the sheets were just washed & dried
on the line. I loved the cool crispness & clean smell. I really miss that. They sure can’t make a
fabric softener that even comes close to that smell.
THE BASIC RULES FOR CLOTHESLINES:
You have to be a certain age to appreciate this. I can hear my mother now….
(if you don’ t know what clotheslines are, better skip this)
1. You had to wash the clothes line before hanging any clothes-
walk the entire lengths of each line with a damp cloth around the lines.
2. You had to hang the clothes in a certain order, and always hang “whites”
with “whites,” and hang them first.
3. You never hung a shirt by the shoulders – always by the tail!
What would the neighbors think?
4. Wash day on a Monday! . . . Never hang clothes on the weekend, or
Sunday, for Heaven’ s sake!
5. Hang the sheets and towels on the outside lines so you could hide your
“unmentionables” in the middle (perverts & busybodies, y’ know!)
6. It didn’ t matter if it was sub zero weather . . . Clothes would
7. Always gather the clothes pins when taking down dry clothes! Pins left
on the lines were “tacky!”
8. If you were efficient, you would line the clothes up so that each item did
not need two clothes pins, but shared one of the clothes pins with the next
9. Clothes off the line before dinner time, neatly folded in the clothes
basket, and ready to be ironed.
10. IRONED?! Well, that ‘ s a whole other subject!
A clothesline was a news forecast
To neighbors passing by.
There were no secrets you could keep
When clothes were hung to dry.
It also was a friendly link
For neighbors always knew
If company had stopped on by
To spend a night or two.
For then you’ d see the “fancy sheets”
And towels upon the line;
You’ d see the “company table cloths”
With intricate designs.
The line announced a baby’ s birth
From folks who lived inside –
As brand new infant clothes were hung,
So carefully with pride!
The ages of the children could
So readily be known
By watching how the sizes changed,
You’ d know how much they’ d grown!
It also told when illness struck,
As extra sheets were hung;
Then nightclothes, and a bathrobe, too,
Haphazardly were strung.
It also said, “Gone on vacation now”
When lines hung limp and bare.
It told, “We ‘ re back!” when full lines sagged
With not an inch to spare!
New folks in town were scorned upon
If wash was dingy and gray,
As neighbors carefully raised their brows,
And looked the other way . . …
But clotheslines now are of the past,
For dryers make work much less.
Now what goes on inside a home
Is anybody’ s guess!
I really miss that way of life.
It was a friendly sign
When neighbors knew each other best
By what hung on the line!
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