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  • Rally Planned Over Noose Found Hanging at Worcester Post Office

    07/19/2014 8:48:56 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 37 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 19 | Lara Salahi
    A community rally is planned early next week in Worcester after a noose was spotted hanging in the employee area of the city’s post office, the Worcester Telegram reports. ...The US inspector general’s office is conducting a federal investigation into the case.
  • Not a photoshop: White House signs promote ‘selfie wall,’ ‘lactation room’ [photo]

    06/23/2014 10:01:45 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 14 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 23 | Staff
    Your eyes do not deceive you. They’re real and they’re, well, uh. Hide your eyes.
  • Final Word on U.S. Law Isn’t: Supreme Court Keeps Editing

    05/29/2014 8:08:54 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 2 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 24 | Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has been quietly revising its decisions years after they were issued, altering the law of the land without public notice. The revisions include “truly substantive changes in factual statements and legal reasoning,” said Richard J. Lazarus, a law professor at Harvard and the author of a new study examining the phenomenon.
  • FBI looking for Arizona women performing illegal butt-enhancement injections

    05/28/2014 9:19:26 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 28 | Aalia Shaheed
    The quest for a perfect body is putting women in Tucson, Ariz., in danger. The FBI is currently trying to locate Ivonne Clarisa Ceballos Tapia and Perla Guadalupe Rubio Prado. The two women are accused of performing illegal buttock injections with polyacrylamide hydrogel, a watery gel not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  • US recommends its citizens depart Libya 'immediately'

    05/27/2014 4:38:25 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 95 replies
    Washington (AFP) - The US State Department recommended Americans in Libya "depart immediately," in its latest travel warning on Tuesday.
  • VA official: Don't tell until asked about Legionnaires' outbreak among veterans (6 veterans died)

    05/22/2014 11:22:03 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 8 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | May 11 | Mike Wereschagin and Adam Smeltz
    Editor's note: This story is the second of two parts. A high-ranking official with Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System wanted the agency to keep quiet about a deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak rather than warn the public, internal emails indicate. ... The email is among nearly 7,000 pages of internal VA emails and documents the Tribune-Review obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.
  • South Korea’s prime minister offers to resign over ferry disaster

    04/26/2014 8:05:27 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 39 replies
    SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea's prime minister offered to resign Sunday over the government's handling of a deadly ferry sinking, blaming "deep-rooted evils" and irregularities in a society for a tragedy that has left more than 300 people dead or missing and led to widespread shame, fury and finger-pointing.
  • CIA Official Dies in Apparent Suicide

    04/04/2014 9:06:49 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 76 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 5 | Bill Gertz
    A senior CIA official has died in an apparent suicide this week from injuries sustained after jumping off a building in northern Virginia, according to sources close to the CIA. CIA spokesman Christopher White confirmed the death and said the incident did not take place at CIA headquarters in McLean, Va. “We can confirm that there was an individual fatally injured at a facility where agency work is done,” White told the Washington Free Beacon.
  • Massive blaze burning at residential building under construction in Montrose (Houston)

    03/25/2014 11:13:58 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 29 replies
    KPRC - TV Houston ^ | March 25 | Matt Aufdenspring
    A huge fire is burning at a residential building under construction in the Montrose area. The blaze is happening at West Dallas and Marconi. A large portion of the building is on fire. Flames and smoke can be seen from miles away. Firefighter have called for a 4th alarm.
  • Sister likely walked in on killing in East Liberty (Pittsburgh, PA)

    02/13/2014 9:27:53 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 36 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | February 11 | Megan Harris & Margaret Harding
    Police found the bodies of sisters Susan — naked and doused with chemicals — and Sarah Wolfe at the foot of their basement stairs about 12:45 p.m. Friday with single gunshots in their heads... ...Detectives are reviewing surveillance video from the Port Authority that shows Susan getting off a bus at the same time as an unidentified man...
  • Madison Misnomer goes through hoops to equally offend everyone (Pajama Boy)

    12/20/2013 6:05:49 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 7 replies
    The Badger Herald ^ | March 24, 2010 | Vincent Cheng
    BH: Just looking at some of the earlier issues, it looks like there’s plenty of stuff that could cause uproar among students. I saw a poll in one of the newspapers that asked “Was sex better before or after 9/11?” and concluded that sex was best in between the towers collapsing. Do you guys ever get complaints? EK: Oh, absolutely. We have gotten complaints about the paper being too harsh on Jewish students. It’s a comedy newspaper. Is there any doubt 95 percent of the writers are Jewish? BH: So it’s mainly the Jewish thing.
  • Statement by the President on South Sudan (45 US Troops sent in)

    12/19/2013 7:28:50 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 20 replies
    The White House ^ | December 19 | White House Staph
    Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release December 19, 2013 Statement by the President on South Sudan In 2011, millions of South Sudanese voted to forge a new nation, founded on the promise of a more peaceful and prosperous future for all of South Sudan’s people. In recent years, against great odds, South Sudan has made great progress toward breaking the cycle of violence that characterized much of its history. Today, that future is at risk. South Sudan stands at the precipice. Recent fighting threatens to plunge South...
  • Pearl Harbor: 16 Days To Die -- Trapped By The Memories -- Few Knew The Secret Of The Sunken

    12/07/2013 7:05:11 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 19 replies
    Honolulu Advertiser/Seattle PI ^ | December 7, 1995 | Eric Gregory
    Can only post title and link (as it is Honolulu Advertiser & Seattle PI). NO EXCERPTS. Not a long article, but a very good one.
  • American teacher killed in Benghazi

    12/05/2013 5:10:53 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 5 | Staff
    An American citizen who was working at an international school was shot and killed in the Libyan city of Benghazi Thursday morning, a school board member told Fox News.
  • Artist from 2007 bomb scare headlining First Night (Boston)

    11/20/2013 3:21:44 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 5 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 20 | Tenley Woodman
    An artist who carried out the 2007 marketing stunt that prompted a massive citywide bomb scare — lambasted then by Mayor Thomas M. Menino — is now headlining the city’s First Night celebration. Peter “Zebbler” 
Berdovsky has been contracted by First Night Boston to stage a $50,000 electronic show that will be the centerpiece of the 2014 New Year’s celebration in Copley Square. But Menino’s office scoffed at the idea that Berdovsky might be a poor choice for a city-sponsored event so close to the scene and time of the deadly April 15 marathon bombing attacks.
  • Saudi nuclear weapons 'on order' from Pakistan

    11/06/2013 7:40:18 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 73 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 6 | Mark Urban
    Saudi Arabia has invested in Pakistani nuclear weapons projects, and believes it could obtain atomic bombs at will, a variety of sources have told BBC Newsnight. ... Earlier this year, a senior Nato decision maker told me that he had seen intelligence reporting that nuclear weapons made in Pakistan on behalf of Saudi Arabia are now sitting ready for delivery. Last month Amos Yadlin, a former head of Israeli military intelligence, told a conference in Sweden that if Iran got the bomb, "the Saudis will not wait one month. They already paid for the bomb, they will go to Pakistan...
  • White House Schedule - October 3, 2013 (Politics before Nat Sec!)

    10/03/2013 8:19:42 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 2 replies
    White House ^ | October 3 | White House Staph
    10:40 am The President delivers remarks at M. Luis Construction Company M. Luis Construction Company Pooled Press ________________ 12:00 pm The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing Oval Office Closed Press ________________ 12:30 pm Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney
  • National Day Of Service And Remembrance (Pick up trash for 9/11)

    09/11/2013 4:57:35 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 16 replies
    All For Good ^ | September 11 | Staff
    National Day Of Service And Remembrance Lorton, VA - September 11, 2013 In memorial for September 11, visit Mason Neck State Park in remembrance and help us with a shoreline clean up. Help by volunteering to pick up garbage along the trails and beach to help make the park a more beautiful place. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet at the Visitor Center.
  • Shots fired near W&J students

    09/08/2013 10:52:40 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 23 replies
    Observer Reporter ^ | September 6 | Aaron Kendeall & Mike Jones
    Less than a year after a Washington & Jefferson College football player was killed near campus, seven students, including four of his former teammates, were confronted in the same area early Friday by an armed man who police say fired two shots. While Washington police said Eric LeMont Williams Jr., 24, of 108 Hall Ave., Washington, fired the shots from his truck, Williams said he was acting in self-defense because he feared becoming “the next Trayvon Martin.”
  • Cause of Death in Teen Wrestling Death Revealed

    09/05/2013 10:39:31 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 32 replies
    AP ^ | September 5 | RUSS BYNUM /Associated Press
    The parents of a south Georgia teen found dead inside a rolled-up wrestling mat in a high school gym want federal authorities to reopen a case that had been declared an accident, the family's attorney said Wednesday.
  • Dying Jeannette boy serves as parents’ best man (must be excerpted)

    08/04/2013 12:30:39 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 9 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | August 3 | Renatta Signorini
    Christine Swidorsky walked slowly toward her bridegroom, carrying the couple's precious best man. She struggled to hold back tears as she held 2-year-old Logan, his medical equipment and a bouquet of orange and yellow flowers... On July 26, doctors told his parents that Logan has a few weeks to live.
  • Protesters leave signs outside Ravenstahl’s home, hold ‘sleep-in’ at office (Trayvon...)

    07/19/2013 7:31:29 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 31 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | July 18 | Mike Wereschagin
    Protesters concerned about race relations in Pittsburgh camped outside Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's office overnight, and, when he failed to materialize by morning, they headed to his house... “I wholeheartedly believe in the right to peaceful assembly, however, that does not give anyone the right to damage private property and to frighten people's young children,” Ravenstahl said. Ravenstahl has a son, Cooper, 4.
  • Senators receive closed-door briefing on NSA surveillance (47 get briefed!)

    06/14/2013 4:47:38 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 13 | Ed O'Keefe
    Forty-seven U.S. senators attended a closed-door briefing with top national security officials Thursday to learn more about how telephone and Internet-tracking programs used by the National Security Agency have thwarted multiple terrorist attacks — details that lawmakers said the general public will begin learning more about by Monday. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, said it is taking longer to release the information as top NSA officials work to ensure that any information released publicly is as accurate as possible.
  • Obama administration takes first step in probe on who leaked info about phone, email tracking

    06/08/2013 11:57:39 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 84 replies
    Fox & AP & Reuters ^ | June 9 | Catherine Herridge & Chad Pergram & Wire Staff
    The source said a “criminal report has been filed,” which begins the process. ...Fox News confirmed early Sunday that all members of the House of Representatives will be invited to a special, secure briefing on the NSA's surveillance programs on Tuesday. It was unclear if there would be a similar briefing for senators.
  • Kirk to Holder: Is DOJ spying on Congress? (& SCOTUS?)

    06/06/2013 9:34:44 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 186 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 6 | Joel Gehrke
    “With all due respect, Senator, I don’t think this is an appropriate setting for me to discuss [this issue],” Holder replied during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing when Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., asked if the executive branch was conducting surveillance that would give “unique leverage” over lawmakers. Kirk replied that “the correct answer would be no, we stayed within our lane, and we did not spy on Members of Congress.” Holder assured Kirk that “there is no intention to do anything of that nature — that is, to spy on Members of Congress or to spy on the Supreme Court.”
  • LIVE THREAD: George W. Bush Presidential Library Dedication Ceremony

    04/25/2013 7:57:49 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 219 replies
    C-SPAN3 ^ | April 25 | Staff
    The George W. Presidential Center is a state-of-the-art facility located on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Opening to the public on May 1, 2013, the Center will house the George W. Bush Institute and the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. The Library and Museum is the 13th Presidential Library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, a Federal agency. I hope I am doing this right, and not stepping on toes, but did not see thread.
  • Brothers in Marathon bombings took two paths into infamy (Unsolved murders from 2011!)

    04/20/2013 7:25:33 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 37 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 19 | Jenna Russell, Jenn Abelson, Patricia Wen, Michael Rezendes, and David Filipov
    Gym owner Allan said that Tamerlan had once introduced him to an American, Brendan Mess, whom Tamerlan described as his best friend. Two years ago, Mess and two other men were brutally killed in a Waltham apartment where they were found by police with their throats slit and their bodies covered with marijuana. The murders remain unsolved.
  • Wahlberg Disgusted over Boston Marathon Tragedy (50 Cent wonders: karma?)

    04/16/2013 7:32:53 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 54 replies
    AP/CNS ^ | April 15 | Staff
    It's horrible man. It's (expletive) disgusting, man. I just - I'm very upset," Wahlberg said Monday night. (50 Cent said): "When you see kids involved in it, I can't write it off. I can't say maybe (it was) karma that is why the kid was where he was."
  • Postponed: National Call Day (The political arm of Obama)

    04/16/2013 5:49:41 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 6 replies
    Organizing for Action ^ | April 15 | Organizing for Action
    Postponed: National Call Day By Organizing for Action on April 15, 2013 Share via Email Due to the events at the Boston Marathon today, we are postponing tomorrow's National Call Day on gun violence prevention. We'll update you when we know more about what's next in this effort. Please join us in keeping Boston in your thoughts and prayers.
  • Obama Cracks Joke When Asked About Four Dead Americans In Benghazi

    01/28/2013 9:30:16 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 29 | Larry O'Connor
    Obama (in response to Steve Croft question about Benghazi, Libya): You know, I remember Bob Gates, you know, first thing he said to me, I think maybe first week or two that I was there and we were meeting in the Oval Office and he, obviously, been through seven presidents or something. And he says, "Mr. President, one thing I can guarantee you is that at this moment, somewhere, somehow, somebody in the federal government is screwing up." (Laughter)
  • Islamist Hostage Takers in Algeria Vow To Only Kill Christians (Where's Obama? Clinton?)

    01/18/2013 10:41:48 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 9 replies
    Frontpage ^ | Janury 18 | Daniel Greenfield
    “The terrorists told us at the very start that they would not hurt Muslims but were only interested in the Christians and infidels,” Abdelkader, 53, said by telephone from his home in the nearby town of In Amenas. “We will kill them, they said.” --- -------- This isn’t really a hostage situation. The goal is to murder non-Muslims while embarrassing the United States, France and the Algerian government.
  • Old Headstones From 19th Century Cemetery Used To Prevent Erosion (govt worker condones)

    12/25/2012 12:57:08 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 26 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | December 22 | Steve Tawa
    ...Delaware River Port Authority’s Tim Ireland says the bodies of the deceased were moved elsewhere and the grave markers were deliberately left behind. “These are not stones that are looking for loved ones. These are basically just pieces of granite that were left behind,” Ireland explains.
  • UPDATED: Iraqi refugee arrested for bombing Arizona Social Security office with IED

    12/02/2012 6:34:37 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 2 | Patrick Poole
    UPDATED (8:25p EDT): I just spoke again with my contact in the FBI Phoenix field office (who is not authorized to speak on behalf of the FBI office) that it is highly unlikely that Aldosary will be charged with any terrorism offense. While they are internally treating it like a domestic terrorism investigation, including looking at if he had any help constructing the explosive device, the FBI is saying very little and and will prosecute this as a simple explosives and arson case because of “the political sensitivities involved”. Original Post: The typically quiet town of Casa Grande, Arizona was...
  • Brother: Rep. Jesse Jackson to announce resignation

    11/21/2012 11:11:26 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 21 | Katherine Skiba
    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will announce his resignation from Congress today in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Jackson's brother Jonathan Jackson said.
  • Bomb-Making Chemicals, Assault Rifles Found in Doctor's Home, Prosecutor Says (Occupy!!!)

    11/17/2012 7:43:06 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 49 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 17 | ALYSSA NEWCOMB
    Large amounts of chemicals commonly used to make bombs were found in the basement of a New Jersey doctor, along with assault rifles and a stun gun, prosecutors said today. Dr. Roberto Rivera, 60, who was said to have been an active member in the Occupy Wall Street movement last year, was arrested following a Friday night raid on his Ridgewood, N.J., home
  • Former CMU trustee pleads not guilty to laundering drug cartel money

    11/09/2012 6:36:22 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 2 replies
    Tribune Review & AP ^ | November 8 | debra Erdley
    A former Carnegie Mellon University trustee pleaded not guilty on Thursday to conspiring to launder $600 million for a Mexican drug cartel during a federal court hearing in El Paso. ... The university named a graduate fellowship for Hispanic students in public policy for Delgado and pledged $250,000 in matching funds to it after Delgado gave CMU $250,000 in 2003.
  • Western intelligence sees 'small signs of wavering' on Iran nuclear policy (Odd timing)

    10/13/2012 7:09:37 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 7 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 12 | Keir Simmons
    LONDON -- Western intelligence has begun to detect tension within the Iranian regime over the country’s nuclear program, officials told NBC News on Friday. Even so, the European Union on Friday provisionally approved substantial new economic sanctions against Tehran. The new sanctions will have to be formally approved on Monday at an EU foreign ministers' meeting in Luxembourg before coming into effect.
  • Napolitano Ends Segment By Weighing In On Biden’s Debate Performance: ‘What A Jackass’

    10/12/2012 5:45:49 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 11 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 12 | Alex Alvarez
    ...“I think,” said Napolitano, after host Gretchen Carlson noted that military personnel are more likely to vote for the Republican ticket, “the Obama administration is willing to use the court system to keep people who they think will vote for Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan from doing so.” (at 2min 33sec) The Judge then offered his quick assessment of Joe Biden‘s performance during Thursday night’s debate: “What a jackass!”
  • U.S. Said to Be Preparing Potential Targets Tied to Libya Attack

    10/02/2012 10:59:20 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 45 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 2 | Eric Schmitt
    WASHINGTON — The American military’s top-secret Joint Special Operations Command is preparing detailed information that could be used to kill or capture some of the militants suspected in the attack last month in Libya that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, senior military and counterterrorism officials said on Tuesday. Preparing the “target packages” is the first step in a process that the Pentagon and Central Intelligence Agency are taking in preparation for, and in advance of, any orders from President Obama and his top civilian and military advisers to carry out action...
  • NOAA issues space weather G3 warning: "Strong to extreme"

    09/30/2012 10:59:48 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 35 replies
    VOA/ NASA ^ | October 1 | VOA/NASA
    Space Weather Message Code: ALTK06 Serial Number: 294 Issue Time: 2012 Oct 01 0443 UTC ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 6 Threshold Reached: 2012 Oct 01 0439 UTC Synoptic Period: 0300-0600 UTC Active Warning: Yes NOAA Scale: G2 - Moderate Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 55 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude. Induced Currents - Power grid fluctuations can occur. High-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms. Spacecraft - Satellite orientation irregularities may occur; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites is possible. Radio - HF (high frequency) radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes. Aurora - Aurora may be seen as...
  • Obama has history of lavishing time, attention on Ohio (BO or JB every 3 weeks since 2009!)

    09/28/2012 5:56:59 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 5 replies
    Bend Bulletin / Washington Post ^ | September 27 | Jerry Markon
    ...When the Obama administration awarded tax credits to promote clean energy, the $125 million taken home by Ohio companies was nearly four times the average that went to other states. And when a Cleveland dairy owner wanted to make more ricotta cheese, he won what was then the largest loan in the history of the U.S. Small Business Administration...
  • Romney gets second intelligence briefing (WHY did this take so long Obama?)

    09/28/2012 5:40:49 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 27 | Ntalie Jennings
    Mitt Romney got his second classified national security briefing Tuesday at a CIA office in Herndon, Va... Ryan has also been briefed
  • In a First, Debates Give Presidential Candidates the Topics Ahead Of Time (Oct 3,16,22 & Oct 11-VP)

    09/21/2012 6:04:34 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 27 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | September 21 | Elizabeth Flock
    Wednesday afternoon, the Commission on Presidential Debates quietly posted a press release announcing the topics for the first presidential debate in Denver on October 3. What the commission didn't say is that this may be the first time in history presidential candidates have been given the topics of a debate ahead of time. "We had been thinking about this for awhile," says CPD executive director Janet Brown. "CPD's intention is to have the candidates come prepared for a more in-depth conversation." But some say the release of topics sets a bad precedent. Though specific questions were not given, debate moderator...
  • Mitt Romney at fundraiser: ‘Palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace’

    09/18/2012 7:04:36 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 18 | Ed O'Keefe
    Mitt Romney told a private audience of campaign donors in May that the Middle East peace process is “an unsolved problem” and likely unattainable because the Palestinian people have no interest in establishing peace with Israel. The Republican presidential candidate also blamed President Obama for “an extraordinarily naive perception” that some of the world’s most notorious dictators will sit down and talk to him about their differences.
  • State Department: Stop asking us about the Benghazi attack (Active investigation!?!)

    09/15/2012 6:18:39 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 28 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | September 14 | Josh Rogin
    "I'm going to frustrate all of you, infinitely, by telling you that now that we have an open FBI investigation on the death of these four Americans, we are not going to be in a position to talk at all about what the U.S. government may or may not be learning about how any of this this happened -- not who they were, not how it happened, not what happened to Ambassador Stevens, not any of it -- until the Justice Department is ready to talk about the investigation that's its got," State Department spokeswoman Victorian Nuland told reporters late...
  • White House Schedule - September 14, 2012 (FINALLY receives sec briefing)

    09/14/2012 9:42:45 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 11 replies
    The White House ^ | September 14 | White House Staff
    9:25 am The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Oval Office Closed Press
  • Police visit Nakoula Bassely Nakoula over 'film link' (Don't upset muslims!!!)

    09/13/2012 11:58:47 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | September 13 | Staff
    US police have visited the home of a California resident who admitted involvement in the film which sparked anti-US riots in the Arab world. Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, of Cerritos, California, is said to be a Coptic Christian of Egyptian origin... ...However, court documents related to a criminal prosecution in 2010 show him using aliases including Nicola Bacily, Robert Bacily and Erwin Salameh. He plead no contest to federal bank fraud charges in California. US prosecutors said he set up fraudulent bank accounts using stolen identifies and Social Security numbers. In addition to restitution and 21 months in federal prison,...
  • 'We can read Arabic too!' US embassy tells Egypt's Brotherhood (Tweets diff in Arabic & English)

    09/13/2012 8:31:20 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 30 replies
    Ahram Online ^ | September 13 | Staff
    The Muslim Brotherhood's official English-language Twitter account @Ikwanweb reposted a message from the group's deputy head, Khairat El-Shater, saying he was "relieved none of @USembassycairo staff was hurt" in three days of sometimes violent protests, and expressing his hope that US-Egypt relations could weather the events. This reconciliatory tweet, however, was posted while the Brotherhood's Arabic-language Twitter account and its official website were both praising the protests -- staged against a US-made film judged defamatory towards Islam -- and calling for a million man march on Friday. One Arabic language article on the Brotherhood's site sported the headline 'Egyptians rise...
  • Readout of the President’s Call with Egyptian President Morsi (TOTUS: Don't denigrate Islam!!!)

    09/13/2012 8:19:56 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 10 replies
    The White House ^ | September 13 | Office of the Press Secretary
    For Immediate Release September 13, 2012 Readout of the President’s Call with Egyptian President Morsi The President called Egyptian President Morsi today to review the strategic partnership between the United States and Egypt, and our ongoing efforts to strengthen bilateral economic and security cooperation. Given recent events, and consistent with our interest in a relationship based on mutual interests and mutual respect, President Obama underscored the importance of Egypt following through on its commitment to cooperate with the United States in securing U.S. diplomatic facilities and personnel. The President said that he rejects efforts to denigrate Islam, but underscored that...
  • Yemeni protesters storm US embassy in Sanaa

    09/13/2012 2:05:22 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 90 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 13 | Reuters Staff
    They said the demonstrators smashed windows of the security offices outside the embassy before breaking through the main gate of the heavily fortified compound in eastern Sanaa. Security guards opened fire and there were reports of casualties on both sides but no details were immediately available.