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  • Child homelessness at historic high in US (Thanks 0bama!)

    11/17/2014 7:40:05 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 41 replies
    The number of homeless children in the U.S. has surged in recent years to an all-time high, amounting to one child in every 30, according to a comprehensive state-by-state report that blames the nation’s high poverty rate, the lack of affordable housing and the impacts of pervasive domestic violence. Titled “America’s Youngest Outcasts,” the report being issued Monday by the National Center on Family Homelessness calculates that nearly 2.5 million American children were homeless at some point in 2013. The number is based on the Department of Education’s latest count of 1.3 million homeless children in public schools, supplemented by...
  • US considering a nuclear deal with Iran reliant on Russia

    11/04/2014 11:34:01 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/4/2014 | Michael Wilner
    Iran might be willing to ship much of its uranium stockpile out of country to Russia as part of a comprehensive agreement with world powers over its nuclear program, US officials said this week. Quoted in The New York Times, officials said that much of the 28,000 pound stockpile would be converted to fuel rods by the Russians for peaceful use in Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant. Russia is engaged in talks with Iran alongside the US, United Kingdom, France, China and Germany, working toward a November 24 deadline for a final agreement. "There's no doubt that the talks have...
  • ISIL captued and tortured Kurdish children in Kobane, rights group says

    11/04/2014 11:25:03 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 9 replies
    Al Jazeero ^ | 11/4/2013
    ISIL fighters in Syria forced children as young as 14 to watch videos of beheadings and beat them with cables during six months of captivity, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tuesday. The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in late May abducted more than 150 Kurdish boys from the town of Kobane, now a focal point of ISIL’s offensive aimed at consolidating its presence in northern Syria. The children had been returning home after taking school exams in the city of Aleppo. ISIL subsequently freed all the captives, the last 25 being released on Oct. 29. ISIL has...
  • Shiite Muslim Leader Shot by ISIS Supporters in Sydney (Australia!)

    11/03/2014 11:59:20 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/3/2014 | Cynthia Blank
    Rasoul Al-Musawi was shot Monday in the face and the shoulder. Friends believe victim was targeted by ISIS supporters for religious beliefs. Rasoul Al-Musawi, 47, a Shiite Muslim community leader in Sydney, Australia, was shot Monday in a drive-by attack believed to have been committed by Islamic State (ISIS) supporters. Al-Musawi was closing up the Husainiyah Nabi Akram center, on Rosedale Avenue in Greenacre, south-east of Sydney, when he was shot in the face and the shoulder. His wife and four of his children were also present at the time. Al-Musawi's daughter said her father was shot from behind as...
  • 'Life Without Parole' Bill Approved for Second, Third Readings (Israel)

    11/03/2014 11:55:28 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/3/2014 | Tova Dvorin
    Bill to prevent more terrorist releases advances through Knesset after months of controversy; if passed, terrorists could be held for life. The Knesset approved Monday night for second and third readings the "terrorist law" or "life without parole" bill initiated by MK Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) last year. The bill changes one of the Basic Laws of Israel, which forms the basis for the formation and role of Israel's institutions, and the relations between the state's different ministries and authorities. The Basic Law of the President of the State, passed in 1964, allows the President to pardon criminals - at...
  • GOPe: Sexist, Establishmentarian, or Liberal?

    10/07/2014 9:41:07 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 13 replies
    Associated Press / Self ^ | 10/07/2014 | Uncle Miltie
    In Kansas' Senate race, you have the establishement Republican down by a whopping 10%, so the GOPe is investing cash for the win: Kansas Senate - Roberts vs. Orman NBC News/Marist* Orman 48, Roberts 38 Orman +10 In Michgan's Senate race, you have the conservative challenger down by only 5%, so the GOPe is hanging HER out to dry: Michigan Senate - Land vs. Peters CBS News/NYT/YouGov Peters 46, Land 41 Peters +5 http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/senate/ Is it sexism? Is it plutocrat incumbency protection? Or does the GOPe just hate conservatives? "GOP cancels spending in Michigan Senate race" http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SENATE_MICHIGAN_REPUBLICAN_SPENDING?SITE=MYPSP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-10-07-11-37-25
  • GOPe: Let's Have It Out. Will You Support Cruz?

    10/02/2014 12:09:44 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 138 replies
    Self | 10/02/2014 | Uncle Miltie
    The GOPe wing of Free Republic requires that the Conservative wing of Free Republic swallow our distaste for their Democrat-Lite Karl Rove Approved (TM) candidates in order to win seats labeled (R) at the expense of conservative principle. Okay, let's put the shoe on the other foot: If Ted Cruz is winning 45% of the Republican vote in early primaries, will you require your Karl Rove Approved (TM) candidate withdraw and unreservedly throw your support behind the winning candidate Ted Cruz? Slightly differently stated, are you primarily interested in beating Democrats or Conservatism?
  • Yemen rebels raid army commander's house

    09/22/2014 11:57:42 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 5 replies
    Houthi gunmen loot home of (General) Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, ... an adviser on defence and security affairs for the president, came a day after the signing of a UN-brokered peace deal between the government and the Shia rebel group. ... Several security personel were injured in the incident. The house of Hamid al-Ahmar, the leader of the Yemeni Alliance for Reform party, was also looted. Meanwhile, Shia rebels held position around key government offices and army bases in Sanaa, which they captured without resistance just hours before the signing of the peace agreement. Jamal Benomar, the UN envoy to Yemen,...
  • Syrian Kurds 'halt ISIL push' near Turkey

    09/22/2014 11:47:10 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 2 replies
    Al GoreJazeera ^ | 22 Sep 2014
    Syrian Kurdish fighters say they have stopped the advance of the ...ISIL... group in northern Syria near the Turkish border. The Kurdish forces engaged in heavy clashes with ISIL fighters on Monday, as the group laid siege on an area east of the city of Kobane in Aleppo province, a spokesman said.... ISIL have seized dozens of villages in the past week as they advance on the town of Ain al-Arab, called Kobane in Kurdish, near the border. ....ISIL fighters had made no significant advance in the last 24 hours. ...Until the ISIL assault, Kobane, the third biggest Kurdish population...
  • Friday afternoon prayers end with arrests on Temple Mount

    09/12/2014 11:46:53 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/12/2014
    In a scene that has become emblematic of Friday prayers on Jerusalem's Temple Mount, masked men hurled firebombs and stones at police in the Mughrabi Gate, which leads to the historic site. As worshipers descended from the Temple Mount, a mob threw rocks at police forces, who were monitoring the traditional prayer sessions. Three rioters were arrested for disrupting the peace and taken into custody. Not far away, three east Jerusalem residents, including a minor, were arrested in the Arab neighborhood of Silwan after they threw rocks at Jewish homes in the area. They were taken into custody and held...
  • Malala's attackers arrested in Pakistan

    09/12/2014 11:39:10 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 4 replies
    Al Jazeero ^ | 9/12/2014
    Army says it has arrested 10 Taliban fighters suspected of shooting teenage rights activist, Malala Yousafzai. Pakistan's military says it has arrested 10 Taliban fighters responsible for shooting Malala Yousafzai, a teenage rights activist campaigning for girls' education two years ago. The head of the army's press wing, Asim Bajwa, said on Friday that 10 attackers had been arrested during a joint operation involving the army, police and intelligence agencies. The 10-member group had a hitlist of 22 targets in addition to Malala, all ordered by the Taliban's current leader Maulana Fazlullah, Bajwa told the Reuters news agency. Yousafzai, was...
  • Iran Demands Israel be Condemned Over Drone

    09/12/2014 11:30:37 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 3 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 9/12/2014 | Ben Ariel
    Iran calls on the United Nations’ atomic agency to condemn Israel over the drone Iran downed above the Natanz uranium enrichment site. Snip .... accused Israel of a "flagrant violation" of the Islamic Republic's territorial integrity "in contravention of the principles of international law and provision of the United Nations charter." The Iranian Revolutionary Guards' Air Force claimed that the drone was an Israeli-made "Hermes" drone with a maximum flight range of 1,600 km (994 miles) and a 800-km (500 mile) combat radius. Israeli officials declined to comment on the allegation by its arch foe, which the Jewish state and...
  • 9/11's secret 28-page history

    09/11/2014 2:01:50 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 19 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 10-Sep-2014 | Robert Kennedy
    The lower Manhattan skyline featuring the ill-fated Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1992 [AP] A secret 9/11 history exists - one that the few who know it say names at least one foreign country that provided support to some of the 19 hijackers on their murderous mission 13-years ago on Thursday. Twenty-eight pages from an official 2002 report detailing foreign-government assistance to the September 11 attackers remain classified. Determined 9/11 family members and sympathetic congressmen are pushing hard, however, for the long-awaited release of the missing history of one of the United States' greatest tragedies. The controversial...
  • Once a wunderkind, Turkey’s decline is now complete

    08/26/2014 12:01:11 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 12 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | August 26, 2014 | Paul Hockenos
    Not long ago, Turkey was hailed as a model democracy in a tough neighborhood spanning the Balkans, Central Asia and the Middle East. Its startling reforms in anticipation of European Union membership, observers cheered, were transforming the country into a prototype for a modern, democratic Islam — living proof that Islam and liberalism could mesh. Turkey was also emerging as a constructive regional power that bridged West and East, both physically and diplomatically. As a NATO member, Ankara spoke to other Muslim-majority states as a friendly sister nation and could even truck with Israel. That now seems like a past...
  • A Child Called Tragedy: (ISIS) spreads terror, Iraq's once diverse society faces extinction

    08/26/2014 9:46:51 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 8 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | August 26, 2014 | Ayman Oghanna
    SINJAR, Iraq — Khodeda Abbas is one of the saved. His wife went into labor coming off the mountain and needed medical assistance right away. The couple had just arrived at a shabby medical tent 20 kilometers from Mount Sinjar, along with hundreds of other refugees rescued in tractors, buses and cattle trucks. The drivers were all volunteers, men with enough gasoline and empathy to cross the desert and take exhausted strangers from Iraq into Syria over a border made only of dust. The tent had run out of medical supplies three days earlier. It was here that Abbas smoked...
  • Obama Seeks Approval by Congress for Strike in Syria (Flashback: US as ISIS's Air Force?)

    08/08/2014 9:05:38 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 9 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | August 31, 2013 | By PETER BAKER and JONATHAN WEISMAN
    WASHINGTON — President Obama abruptly changed course on Saturday and postponed a military strike against the Syrian government in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack so he could seek authorization first from a deeply skeptical Congress. (Snip)
  • Operation Protective Edge by numbers

    08/05/2014 11:33:01 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug 5 2014
    Between 750-1000 Gazan casualties were terrorists, says IDF. Hamas, Islamic Jihad launched 3,356 rockets. A total of 4,762 targets in Gaza were struck by the IDF during the course of the war, the IDF said on Tuesday, as a 72-hour pause in fighting went into effect and was holding, and an Israeli delegation was in Cairo for cease-fire talks with Palestinian factions. The targets included 1,678 rocket launchers and storage facilities, 191 rocket production facilities, and 997 command and control centers. According to the IDF's Spokesperson's Office, 939 targets were hit as part of the air force's close support for...
  • ISIL’s advance puts Saudi Arabia between Iraq and a hard place

    06/18/2014 10:25:40 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 96 replies
    Al Qaeda ... Ooops! I mean Al Jazeera ^ | June 17, 20 | Tom Kutsch
    The battle between Iraq’s government and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which threatens to plunge Iraq back into the chaos of sectarian civil war, puts Saudi Arabia in an increasingly awkward position. The Saudis have long been at loggerheads with the Iran-backed Shia-dominated government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, seeing Iraq as a key theater of its battle for influence with Tehran that also plays out in Syria, Lebanon and elsewhere in the region. But while ISIL poses the deadliest challenge yet to Maliki, its rapid emergence as a key regional player threatens Saudi interests as...
  • The Law Requires Email Archiving (Helloooooo IRS!)

    06/17/2014 11:35:06 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 25 replies
    IT World ^ | October 10, 2008 | Edward Alexi
    After the amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedures were passed in December of 2006, all emails, communications, files, directives and requests that may be relevant to a current or future litigation cannot simply be deleted or overwritten. The data must be produced and thus it must be archived, because that's the law. Remarkably, most business operators don't realize they must comply with the Federal Regulations on Civil Procedures, or FRCP. In this instance, ignorance is far from bliss. It could put you and your organization in serious legal trouble, if the requested electronically stored information (ESI) is not produced when...
  • The adventures of a Libyan weapons dealer in Syria (Flashback)

    06/11/2014 12:35:38 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jun 18, 2013 | Jessica Donati, Ghaith Shennib and Firas Bosalum
    Abdul Basit Haroun says he is behind some of the biggest shipments of weapons from Libya to Syria, which he delivers on chartered flights to neighboring countries and then smuggles over the border. (Snip) A Reuters reporter was taken to an undisclosed location in Benghazi to see a container of weapons being prepared for delivery to Syria. It was stacked with boxes of ammunition, rocket launchers and various types of light and medium weapons. (Snip) "Abdel Basit Haroun was with us in the February 17 brigade before he quit to form his own brigade," said fellow brigade commander Ismail Salabi....
  • Study Finds Women Don't Belong in Combat

    06/11/2014 12:21:35 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 48 replies
    Aruz Sheva ^ | 6/11/2014 | Gil Ronen
    New book shows women in combat suffer much more serious non-combat injuries, alleges IDF cover-up. A new book sums up 13 years of research on female participation in IDF combat units and declares the feminist experiment in the Israeli military a failure. “Lochamot Betzahal” by Col. (res.) Raza Sagi, a former infantry regiment commander, points to high rates of serious injury among women serving in combat units, and to involvement of radical political groups behind the scenes of the campaign for combat service by women. ..... "The study found that a particularly high percentage of women who served in combat...
  • ISIL kidnaps Turkish consul in Mosul, pushes into Iraqi oil town

    06/11/2014 11:45:36 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 13 replies
    The Turkish Consulate in the Iraqi city of Mosul was seized on Wednesday and the head of the diplomatic mission as well as 24 staff members were kidnapped by members of the Al-Qaeda-inspired armed group the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a police colonel said. The city of Tikrit kas also fallen to ISIL, and there is ongoing fighting in the city of Kirkuk. The colonel said he had spoken with one of the kidnappers, who said those held "are safe with us" and will be moved to a "safer place." The kidnappings came a day after...
  • Ukrainian troops in control of Donetsk Oblast's Kramatorsk airfield, surround Sloviansk; (Etc.)

    04/15/2014 11:51:51 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 9 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | April 15, 2014
    6:30 p.m. – Interfax Ukraine reports that Interim President Oleksander Turchynov has announced that Ukrainian troops have successfully freed the Kramatorsk airfield. According to the AP, "The mayor of Kramatorsk said Ukrainian troops have now occupied the military airport and are blocking its entrance." The freeing of the airfield is part of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry's "anti-terrorist operation," which is being conducted throughout eastern Ukraine to quell Russian-backed separatist movements. Rossiya 24 reports that four Russian-sponsored terrorists were killed as a result of the operation. Further, according to Interfax Ukraine, Andriy Parubiy, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense...
  • Congress secretly approves U.S. weapons flow to 'moderate' Syrian rebels

    01/29/2014 11:18:41 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 27, 2014 | Mark Hosenball
    Light arms supplied by the United States are flowing to "moderate" Syrian rebel factions in the south of the country and U.S. funding for months of further deliveries has been approved by Congress, according U.S. and European security officials. The weapons, most of which are moving to non-Islamist Syrian rebels via Jordan, include a variety of small arms, as well as some more powerful weapons, such as anti-tank rockets. The deliveries do not include weapons such as shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles, known as MANPADs, which could shoot down military or civilian aircraft, the officials said. (Snip)
  • HealthCare.gov Can't Count

    12/16/2013 3:32:00 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 15 replies
    Facebook ^ | 12/16/2013 | Uncle Miltie
    "Days until Dec 23: 10" says 0bamaCare's Facebook page on December 16th. Twenty three minus sixteen is NOT TEN! It is SEVEN. If HealthCare.gov can't subtract, how can you trust them with your application, your identity, your insurance and your healthcare?
  • 10 names Democrats have called Republicans on the brink of a government shutdown (0bamaCare Change)

    11/14/2013 8:00:39 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 7 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | September 30, 2013 | Melissa Quinn
    “You cannot negotiate when they take hostages and when they extort, period.” - Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) “What we’re not for is negotiating with people who have a bomb strapped to their chest” -Senior WH Adviser Dan Pfeiffer “They refuse to pass a budget unless I let them sabotage Obamacare, something they know is not going to happen.” -President Barack Obama “…the anarchists have taken over. They’ve taken over the House, now they’re here in the Senate.” -Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) “We need to act like adults not like squealing political pigs” -Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) “Or we...
  • National Geographic's ‘Doomsday Preppers’ visits Buckley survivalists

    11/11/2013 3:02:43 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 125 replies
    The News Tribune ^ | 11/8/2013 | CRAIG SAILOR
    (heavily snipped) “We’re not in it to stockpile. We’re in it to take what you have and there’s nothing you can do to stop us,” “We are your worst nightmare, and we are coming.” On Tuesday night, National Geographic Channel survivalist TV show “Doomsday Preppers.” Spartan Survival is not a political group. Contrary to expectations, he says he is pro-government and a supporter of President Barack Obama. “We’ll kick your door in and take your supplies. We are the marauders.” “It will also make me the apex predator in my area, and that’s all that matters,” he says.
  • Police charge duo in parking garage Stadium District homicide

    09/30/2013 8:38:12 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 13 replies
    Tacoma (WA) News Tribune ^ | 09/27/2013 | STACIA GLENN AND ADAM LY
    <p>The law will treat Andrew Boyd and Jeremy Bennett as adults, but they struck Dave Howse as something else altogether Friday.</p> <p>“It’s disheartening how young they were and how cold they could be,” said Howse, whose brother Lawrence allegedly died at Boyd’s and Bennett’s hands last month. “They were the age of my kids and my brother’s kids.”</p>
  • Internal Senate email warns lawmakers not to sign up for Obamacare yet

    09/25/2013 11:39:06 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 25, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The Senate this week warned lawmakers and their staff not to sign up for Obamacare’s health exchanges, saying that the administration hasn’t yet finalized the rules for how to keep paying for their premiums. “Members and staff are advised that they should delay enrolling in health insurance plans until we are able to offer further guidance as to how they should enroll in these insurance plans for 2014,” the Senate disbursing office said in an email to staffers Monday. “Premature enrollment could adversely impact eligibility for the employer premium contribution.” The health exchanges are slated to open next week, and...
  • Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz urges customers to not bring guns to cafes

    09/18/2013 6:18:11 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 96 replies
    CBS Money Watch ^ | 09/18/2013 | CBS
    Starbucks says guns are no longer welcome in its cafes, though it is stopping short of an outright ban on firearms. The fine line that the retailer is walking to address the concerns of both gun rights and gun control advocates reflects how heated the issue has become, particularly in light of recent mass shootings. Most states allow people to openly carry licensed guns in some way and many companies do not have policies banning firearms in their stores. But Starbucks has become a target for gun control advocates, in part because of its liberal-leaning corporate image. In turn, gun...
  • Homicide in parking garage shakes Stadium District residents

    09/06/2013 9:20:10 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 32 replies
    The News Tribune ^ | 9/6/2013 | ALEXIS KRELL
    (Summary: Sons Of Barack'S murder white guy; no press conference by President...) Last weekend’s killing in the supposedly secure parking garage of a high-end condominium complex in Tacoma’s Stadium District has shaken residents throughout the neighborhood. Lawrence Howse was killed inside the private garage of the Sky Terrace condominium building, a fortress-like structure built on a steep hillside that drops from Broadway to Stadium Way. The eight-story concrete building is characterized by its sweeping views of Mount Rainier and Commencement Bay, and by its rooftop swimming pool, advertised as the only one in the city. The walk-up entrance to Sky...
  • Fatal shooting in Tacoma's Stadium District was robbery gone wrong

    09/05/2013 12:51:14 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 40 replies
    The News Tribune (Tacoma, WA) ^ | September 4, 2013 | Stacia Glenn
    Tacoma police said a fatal shooting in a Stadium District parking garage last weekend was a random robbery gone wrong and are asking anyone who might have seen two suspicious men in the area to call in tips. Lawrence Howse, 54, arrived home at the Sky Terrace Condominiums shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday. He entered his code to open the door to the private garage and pulled his black BMW inside. That’s when detectives believe two men slid under the door to gain access to the garage. It’s unclear whether Howse saw them. “He was confronted in the secure parking...
  • Anti Iraq War Speech delivered by Illinois State Senator Barack Obama

    08/30/2013 12:58:07 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 18 replies
    danaroc.com ^ | October 2, 2002 | Barack HUSSEIN 0bama
    Good afternoon. Let begin by saying that although this has been billed as an anti-war rally, I stand before you as someone who is not opposed to war in all circumstances. The Civil War was one of the bloodiest in history, and yet it was only through the crucible of the sword, the sacrifice of multitudes, that we could begin to perfect this union, and drive the scourge of slavery from our soil. I don't oppose all wars. My grandfather signed up for a war the day after Pearl Harbor was bombed, fought in Patton's army. He saw the dead...
  • Tukwila Raids: Motel Owners Accused of Hosting Drug, Sex Activity

    08/29/2013 6:14:03 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 6 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 08/28/2013 | Ken Mandel
    Raids of three Tukwila, Wash., motels Tuesday morning involved hundreds of local police officers and federal agents. The three owners and a fourth person were arrested, suspected of being involved with drugs, prostitution, and money-laundering. The raids came after agents spent a year gathering evidence on owners of the Boulevard Motel, the Travelers Choice Motel and the Great Bear Motor Inn. Officials said those three motels accounted for 17 percent of emergency calls in Tukwila in 2011 and 2012... About 400 officers and agents participated in the investigation, though not all attended Tuesday's raid, which began shortly after street crews...
  • Rage in London after 'Unforgivable' Beheading

    05/23/2013 12:28:28 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 96 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/23/2013 | Gil Ronen
    There is shock and fury in Britain following the gruesome murder of a soldier by Muslims in Woolwich,... “London is having a hard time dealing with this kind of cruel terror. Muslims beheading a soldier – that is an unforgivable deed.” There were riots and confrontations in different parts of London Thursday, and two mosques were reportedly attacked. In recent years, Muslims have become dominant in several neighborhoods in London, to the chagrin of the native locals, and there have been reports that fundamentalists have been trying to enforce Sharia law in the neighborhoods. EDL leader Tommy Robinson was among...
  • Woolwich suspect Michael Adebolajo brought up a devout Christian

    05/23/2013 11:50:36 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 27 replies
    The London Times ^ | May 23 2013 | Jenny Booth
    Michael Adebolajo, who was arrested for hacking a soldier to death in Woolwich, was brought up a devout Christian but rebelled against his parents and turned to Islam, friends and neighbours say. Mr Adebolajo was born in Lambeth in December 1984, and brought up with his siblings in Romford by staunchly church-going parents who both worked for the NHS. He attended Marshall Park School in Romford, and Havering Sixth Form College. Yesterday the 28-year-old was captured on film with his hands red with blood and a soldier slumped dead on the road behind him, telling passers-by: “The only reason we...
  • High death-toll highlights increasing Hezbollah intervention

    05/20/2013 12:31:28 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 4 replies
    AMMAN/BEIRUT - About 30 Lebanese Hezbollah fighters and 20 Syrian soldiers and militiamen loyal to President Bashar Assad have been killed in the fiercest fighting this year in the rebel stronghold of Qusair, Syrian activists said on Monday. Sunday's reported death toll was the highest for Hezbollah in a single day's conflict in Syria, highlighting the increasing intervention by the guerrilla group originally set up by Iran in the 1980s to fight Israeli occupation troops in south Lebanon. If confirmed, the Hezbollah losses also reflect the extent to which Syria is becoming a proxy conflict between Shi'ite Iran and Gulf...
  • RNC Chairman calls for Holder resignation

    05/14/2013 10:16:10 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 14, 2013 | Susan Ferrechio
    RNC Chairman Reince Priebus believes Attorney General Eric Holder should resign for tapping the phones of the Associated Press, calling the move a violation of the First Amendment. Here is his statement: “Freedom of the press is an essential right in a free society. The First Amendment doesn’t request the federal government to respect it; it demands it. Attorney General Eric Holder, in permitting the Justice Department to issue secret subpoenas to spy on Associated Press reporters, has trampled on the First Amendment and failed in his sworn duty to uphold the Constitution. Because Attorney General Holder has so egregiously...
  • Gun Control Amendment: Apply Identical Background Check to VOTING

    04/11/2013 9:53:58 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 30 replies
    centermass ^ | 04/11/2013 | Uncle Milties / centermass
    With thanks to centermass for the original idea: I suggest that Rand Paul offer the following Amendment to the Gun Control Anti-Bill-Of-Rights legislation before the Senate: "Any background checks, documentation, restrictions, waiting periods, or any other restrictions of this legislation on a citizen's G-d-given Second Amendment Rights must be equally applied to each citizen's right to VOTE and SPEAK." If Liberals are going to destroy our G-d-Given and Constitutional rights, let's equally gore their ox. There is no logic to their position, of course, and putting the identical restriction on their pet rights will prove their hypocrisy. Can anyone get...
  • Heitkamp to NYC mayor: Butt out

    03/29/2013 9:59:22 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 17 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | 03/26/2013 | Chuck Haga
    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., responded sharply today to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s TV ad campaign targeting senators who may be reluctant to support pending gun control legislation. Bloomberg is personally financing the campaign in 13 states, including North Dakota, where he believes senators, Republicans and Democrats, need pressure from constituents to vote for requiring background checks for all gun purchases. Of the roughly $10 million aimed at boosting support for the legislation across the country, about $156,000 is to be spent in North Dakota. “North Dakota continues to have one the highest rates of gun ownership and lowest...
  • Why the Democratic Party is backing Bush’s war drive vs. Iraq (Remember 2002?)

    03/21/2013 2:15:12 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 4 replies
    World Socialist Web Site ^ | 11 October 2002 | Patrick Martin
    The Democratic Party is moving to provide a comfortable margin of votes to pass resolutions in the House of Representatives and the Senate authorizing an imminent US invasion of Iraq. The House voted Thursday to give Bush the power to wage war, a week after an agreement between Bush and House Democratic leader Richard Gephardt on the language of the resolution. A series of top Senate Democrats have endorsed the resolution, including Majority Whip Harry Reid, Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Joseph Biden, and John Kerry of Massachusetts, a prospective presidential candidate and one-time leader of veterans’ protests against the Vietnam...
  • Sequester Frees Immigrants From Tacoma (WA) Detention Center

    02/27/2013 1:36:41 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 5 replies
    KUOW ^ | 02/27/2013 | Liz Jones
    Sequestration has apparently led to a “get out of jail free” card for some detainees at an immigration lockup in Tacoma. With budget cuts looming, the Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday that it’s shifting some detainees around the country to supervised release. It appears that includes some detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, which is the area’s main holding facility for immigrants facing deportation. Immigration officials in Seattle declined to comment about how people there have been released in recent days. But an attorney who works with detainees at the NWDC says she’s heard an estimate. “Some...
  • Police: Bomber at U.S. Embassy in Turkey with leftist group

    02/01/2013 4:46:52 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/01/2013 | Ivan Watson
    Turkish officials say a suicide bomber belonging to a radical leftist organization blew himself up just outside the U.S. Embassy in Ankara on Friday. ...... Istanbul police identified the bomber as Ecevit Shanli, a member of DHKP-C, a Marxist Leninist terror group. .....
  • Israeli airstrikes in Syria targeted multiple sites

    02/01/2013 4:39:47 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 12 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/02/2013 | JPOST Staff
    'Time' quotes Western officials as saying IAF jets hit several targets in Syria and US has given Israel green light to carry out more raids; Panetta: US supports all steps to prevent weapons from falling into terrorist hands. IAF raids overnight Tuesday struck multiple targets in Syria, Time magazine reported on Friday, citing Western intelligence officials. Syria on Wednesday publicly accused Israel of striking a scientific research center northwest of Damascus, denying reports that the strike had targeted a suspected shipment of anti-aircraft missiles en route to Hezbollah in Lebanon. The description of the military research center that Syria claimed...
  • F-16s 'Fired 8 Missiles, Bunker-Buster at Syria Chemical Site'

    01/31/2013 12:50:04 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/31/2013 | Gil Ronen
    The site allegedly attacked by Israel in Syria manufactured chemical and biological weapons, according to a report in Iraqi newspaper Azzaman that appears in London. ... It says that the classified installation, which is located just 12 kilometers (7 miles) from the presidential palace, was guarded by a large contingent of Iranian Revolutionary Guards, many of whom died in the attack. A diplomatic source interviewed by the newspaper said that the attack took place 48 hours before it was first reported. He said that initial reports regarding a convoy that was attacked were meant to disguise the true target of...
  • Clackamas Town Center shooting: Gunman was Jacob Tyler Roberts

    12/12/2012 10:49:42 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 74 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 12.12.12 | Helen Jun
    Jacob Tyler Roberts, 22, was the masked man who stormed into Clackamas Town Center Tuesday afternoon, fatally shooting two people and wounding another before turning a gun on himself, police said. Roberts does not appear to have a criminal history in Oregon, according to court records. He had two speeding tickets earlier this year. Court records show that Roberts and a woman, Hannah Shoemake, were evicted last summer from their Happy Valley apartment. Roberts' mother answered her door at her Portland home, but declined to comment to an Oregonian reporter. "I loved my son very much," she said.
  • How to Make Tax Increases 100% Democrats' Fault (Vanity)

    11/29/2012 2:12:24 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 17 replies
    My Fertile Brain ^ | 11/29/2012 | Uncle Miltie
    In the House: Put up a bill that repeals all the Bush Tax Cuts. Have all the Republicans vote against it. Put up a bill that makes all the Bush Tax Cuts Permanent. Have all the Republicans vote fore it. Put up a bill that repeals the Bush Tax Cuts on the top 50% of taxpayers. Have all the Republicans abstain. Put up a bill that repeals the Bush Tax Cuts on the top 25% of taxpayers. Have all the Republican abstain. Keep going until a bill passes that is the maximum tax increase the Democrats pass by a majority...
  • Iran Building Powerful Nuclear Device

    11/27/2012 3:25:16 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 58 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 11/27/2012 | David Lev
    Iran is planning to build a nuclear bomb with at least triple the force of the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in World War II, diagrams obtained by the Associated Press indicates. According to AP, the diagrams were first discovered by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) scientists after an inspection of an Iranian nuclear facility. The document was published by the AP Tuesday after, the news agency said, it was leaked by officials critical of the way the West has been handling the Iran issue. The diagrams discovered by the IAEA show Iranian scientists calculating the desired "nuclear explosive yield" in...
  • Who is Mohamed Morsi?

    11/27/2012 10:13:16 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 9 replies
    Al Jizzeer0 ^ | 11/26/2012
    Egypt has elected as its president a member of the Muslim Brotherhood who was never prominent within the organisation. Mohamed Morsi was sworn in as Egypt's first civilian head of state in June 2011 and the first Islamist to lead the Arab world's most populous nation. Born in Sharqiya, in the Nile Delta, Morsi was a high-ranking figure in the Muslim Brotherhood, but he was not widely known among the Egyptian public. An engineer by trade, he studied in the US before returning to Egypt to head the engineering department at Zagazig University. He was a member of the Committee...
  • IDF Blows Up Hamas Soccer Field-Missile Site

    11/19/2012 2:22:10 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 29 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 11/19/2012 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The IDF Sunday night bombed a Gaza City soccer field that camouflaged a Hamas underground missile launching site it used to attack Tel Aviv last Friday. Use of the soccer field to attack Israel explains several Hamas claims in the past that Israel has attacked children playing soccer. Covering an underground missile site with a soccer field is part of Hamas's strategy to use civilian sites for terrorist activities. The strategy has been effective in causing deaths to civilians who live in homes that are used to house terrorists or serve as weapons depots. Hamas has claimed that dozens of...