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  • 3 accused of embezzling $900,000 from Yurok Tribe

    02/27/2012 7:05:30 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 27, 2012
    Two contract biologists and the former director of forestry for the Yurok tribe are accused of embezzling some $900,000 in money intended for spotted owl research over the past three years. Court documents allege the men conspired to charge the tribe for phony spotted owl surveys on tribal forests, and that the former tribal forestry director improperly used a tribal credit card to buy iPads, car repairs, gasoline, and cleaning supplies.
  • Are progressives now out there openly calling for a planned economy?

    02/26/2012 7:30:28 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Normally, progressives will try to hide their claims and goals in dubious sounding fluff code words. "Economic justice" and so forth. But not here. The call has actually been made for a planned economy. I did a little bit of searching, and I think this may be the first sign of it. So if history is our guide, they're going to call more and more for a planned economy in the future. It's what the progressives really want. A Planned Economy for the 1% This thing is loaded with fallacies from front to back. First off, if they're "planning for...
  • Muslim Gang Sex Trafficking Trial in Tennessee Unusual in Scope, 30 on Trial

    02/29/2012 7:40:52 AM PST · by combat_boots · 16 replies · 3+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2/28/2012 | Pam Geller
    In another gruesome growing trend, Muslim sex trafficking gangs have come to America. We have seen these Muslim sex gangs in the UK. Photo gallery of the defendants here. Dozens of Muslim defendants are on trial in Tennessee for running a prostitution ring, forcing girls as young as 12 years old to unimaginable horror. The judge has granted the defendants’ request to take breaks consistent with Muslim prayer times. Now, that's rich. There has been at least one alleged incident of witness tampering in the case proceeding toward trial in Nashville. Three Twin Cities women — Hawo Osman Ahmed, Ifrah...
  • US Judge rules Muslims have a right to assault people who offend them

    02/24/2012 1:03:09 PM PST · by neverdem · 116 replies
    Human Events ^ | 02/24/2012 | John Hayward
    Unbelievable. Yes, this happened HERE. People who are concerned about the spread of Muslim sharia law into American jurisprudence used to be dismissed as alarmists. That won’t happen again for a while, thanks to a Pennsylvania judge who just dismissed assault charges against a Muslim who was videotaped attacking a man dressed as “Zombie Muhammad” during a Halloween parade. The judge, who is a Muslim, didn’t even care to see the videotape, because the assault was entirely justified under sharia law, so the First Amendment doesn’t apply. In fact, the beaten Zombie Muhammad should just be thankful he wasn’t killed,...
  • Man faces nine felony charges for false recall petition signatures

    02/29/2012 10:16:43 AM PST · by bigbob · 19 replies
    Fox 6 News Milwaukee ^ | 2-28-12 | Katie DeLong
    A man accused of falsely writing in signatures on a petition to recall State Senator Van Wanggaard, including one from a deceased person, is facing nine felony charges. 59-year-old Mark Demet of Racine has been charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s office with two felony counts of election fraud/nomination certification and seven felony counts of misappropriating identifying information for financial gain. If convicted on all charges, Demet faces up to 42 years in prison, and fines up to $90,000. According to the criminal complaint, Demet admitted that he circulated the petition and signed the names of seven people on...
  • Maryland AG : If petition is successful, marriage vote will be undone by newly appointed judges

    02/29/2012 10:13:26 AM PST · by massmike · 19 replies · 3+ views
    massresistance.com ^ | 02/29/2012 | n/a
    Calling pro-family citizens "rabid," the Maryland Attorney General told a homosexual rally in September that if "the right-wing myopic folks" win a vote to overturn the new "gay marriage" law, then the Governor's newly appointed judges will strike down the current one-man-one-woman marriage law as unconstitutional — "so we will win." That's what Douglas Gansler, Maryland's aggressively pro-homosexual Attorney General, told a rally of homosexual group Equality Maryland back on Sept. 7, 2011. As Gansler has acknowledged, "gay marriage" has been universally rejected across the country, by the will of the people. It's only been instituted by judges or legislatures,...
  • Islamic group threatens WND

    02/29/2012 8:14:56 AM PST · by yoe · 13 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Feburary 28, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    A man who says he represents the United Muslim Nations International organization has warned WND to “moderate” its reporting on issues involving Islam because of how Muslims may react. The warning came in an email to WND from Faarooq al Mohammedi, who said he was asking on behalf of the Muslim organization that WND “comply as it would be in the companies (sic) best interest as we would not want to take you down the same rout (sic) as we have with other non-complaint media firms.” Ads by Google 1 Trick to Live HappierThis ridiculously easy way to live happier...
  • Chu: DOE working to wean U.S. off oil, not lower prices

    02/29/2012 4:30:37 AM PST · by tobyhill · 76 replies · 2+ views
    Politico ^ | 2/28/2012 | By ALEX GUILLEN
    The Energy Department isn’t working to lower gasoline prices directly, Secretary Steven Chu said Tuesday after a Republican lawmaker scolded him for his now-infamous 2008 comment that gas prices in the U.S. should be as high as in Europe. Instead, DOE is working to promote alternatives such as biofuels and electric vehicles, Chu told House appropriators during a hearing on DOE’s budget. But Americans need relief now, Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.) said — not high gasoline prices that could eventually push them to alternatives. “I can’t look at motivations. I have to look at results. And under this administration the...
  • Media Partners in Crime with WikiLeaks?

    02/29/2012 8:06:39 AM PST · by combat_boots · 3 replies
    AIM ^ | 2/28/2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    Gary Pruitt, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of The McClatchy Company, insists the U.S. newspaper publisher “must maintain the highest standards of ethical conduct.” But how does this comport with being a “partner” of WikiLeaks, the controversial website that has just published stolen emails from the private company known as Stratfor? WikiLeaks has listed McClatchy as one of its “public partners in the investigation” of Stratfor. Another American “partner” is Rolling Stone, the rock & roll magazine. The hacker group Anonymous, which is under FBI investigation, has taken credit for the data theft. WikiLeaks founder Julian...
  • Offensive Christianity

    02/29/2012 6:37:48 AM PST · by old3030 · 5 replies
    fungle jungle blogspot ^ | 2-28-2012 | mushroom
    Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven. But before all this they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my name's sake. This will be your opportunity to bear witness. — Luke 21:10-13(ESV) As in the parallel passage in Matthew 24, the Disciples have asked Jesus about His statement concerning...
  • Some 'Splainin' to do in Chicago

    02/29/2012 12:17:40 AM PST · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 5 replies · 2+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 02/29/2012 | Lee Cary and Marty Watters
    On February 27, a Chicagoland website, Illinois PayToPlay, cited the star witness in the Operation Gambit trials of the early '90s, Robert Cooley, as a primary source for the news that Daniel Frawley says he gave $400,000 in cash to Tony Rezko, who then passed it on to Barack Obama. In case you missed Cooley's story, James Peterson, writing for Andrew Breitbart's Big Journalism, noted that "[i]n the mid-1980's, Chicago Outfit Lawyer Robert Cooley voluntarily went undercover for the FBI as part of an investigation called Operation Gambat. Cooley wore a wire on, among others, [Alderman Ed] Burke's good friend...
  • PRUDEN: The ignorance of Rick Santorum

    02/28/2012 8:14:16 PM PST · by Mariner · 140 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 28, 2012 | Wesley Pruden
    There’s a tiny priest living in Rick Santorum’s trim, toned body, struggling to get out. The rogue priest escaped Sunday and said foolish things. The candidate most admired for plain speech made it plain and clear that he doesn’t believe in the wall between church and state and doesn’t think much of John F. Kennedy for saying he did. “I don’t believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute,” he told ABC News. “The idea that church can have no influence or involvement in the operation of the state is absolutely antithetical to the objectives...
  • Blurred Line Between Espionage and Truth (WH Uses Espionage Act Against Whistle-Blowers)

    02/27/2012 12:52:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 26, 2012 | David Carr
    Last Wednesday in the White House briefing room, the administration’s press secretary, Jay Carney, opened on a somber note, citing the deaths of Marie Colvin and Anthony Shadid, two reporters who had died “in order to bring truth” while reporting in Syria. Jake Tapper, the White House correspondent for ABC News, pointed out that the administration had lauded brave reporting in distant lands more than once and then asked, “How does that square with the fact that this administration has been so aggressively trying to stop aggressive journalism in the United States by using the Espionage Act to take whistle-blowers...
  • Keep Shell Out Of The Arctic! (latest polar bear extinction hysterics big lie)

    02/27/2012 12:40:07 PM PST · by pabianice · 23 replies
    Dear BP couldn’t clean up an oil spill in the Gulf. How in the world will Shell do it in the Arctic? The Obama Administration has given Shell tentative approval to explore for oil in Alaska’s Polar Bear Seas. Tell Secretary Salazar to deny Shell the final permits it needs to begin drilling this summer! The Obama Administration is now paving the way for Shell to begin drilling this summer in both of our nation’s “Polar Bear Seas.” We must not let Shell roll the dice with America’s Arctic, where a blowout and spill could devastate populations of polar bears,...
  • Media Matters boss paid former partner $850G 'blackmail' settlement

    02/27/2012 10:09:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies · 3+ views
    fox news ^ | 2/27/12 | Jana Winter
    Media Matters chief David Brock paid a former domestic partner $850,000 after being threatened with damaging information involving the organization’s donors and the IRS – a deal that Brock later characterized as a blackmail payment, according to legal documents obtained by FoxNews.com. In an acrimonious lawsuit settled at the end of last year, Brock accused William Grey of making repeated threats to expose him to the "scorn or ridicule of his employees, donors and the press in demanding money and property." Brock claimed in legal papers that he sold a Rehoboth Beach, Del., home he once shared with Grey in...
  • California govt. mailing condoms to teenagers at home in unmarked envelopes

    02/27/2012 11:06:18 AM PST · by massmike · 32 replies · 1+ views
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 02/27/2012 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI THADDEUS BAKLINSKI
    The California Department of Public Health has begun a program of providing free condoms by mail to children as young as twelve. The Condom Access Project (CAP) was rolled out the week of February 14th in Alameda, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Kern and parts of San Francisco counties under the direction of the California Family Health Council. These areas were chosen, according to the STD Control Branch of the Department of Public Health, because of the high rates of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases and infections among teens in these counties. Supporters of the program admit that while abstinence is the...
  • Documents: PETA kills more than 95 percent of pets in its care

    02/25/2012 5:43:11 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    Documents: PETA kills more than 95 percent of pets in its care By Alexandra Myers - The Daily Caller 11:29 PM 02/24/2012 ADVERTISEMENT Documents published online this month show that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, an organization known for its uncompromising animal-rights positions, killed more than 95 percent of the pets in its care in 2011. The documents, obtained from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, were published online by the Center for Consumer Freedom, a non-profit organization that runs online campaigns targeting groups that antagonize food producers. Fifteen years’ worth of similar records show that...
  • Glorieta dog killed by State Police officer

    02/26/2012 10:26:30 PM PST · by Altariel · 64 replies
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | February 24, 2012 | Unknown
    A Glorieta family woke up Friday without Jilly. The family's 11-year-old dog was shot and killed Thursday by a New Mexico State Police officer who was on the family's property. The department tells our media partners at KOB-TV that it will investigate the incident, but initially sees no cause for disciplinary action. KOB-TV did not indicate whether the officer's name was made public. "Was there things that could have done different? Absolutely, however that's the situation that occurred and so now we'll deal with it," Lt. Robert McDonald said. Victoria Baca on Thursday morning called police to file a report...
  • OFFICIAL AFGHAN GOVERNMENT WEBSITE - NATO agrees to allow prosecution of Koran burners!

    02/26/2012 10:14:13 PM PST · by Crazieman · 95 replies · 19+ views
    Joint Statement by the Delegations Assigned to Probe Bagram Incident Saturday, 25 February 2012 09:02 In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate Following the insulting and shameful act of burning Quran in Bagram airbase that injured the religious sentiments of the Islamic world and particularly of the Afghan Muslim nation, two delegations comprising of representatives from government, the National Council of Ulemma and the National Assembly were assigned and dispatched to investigate the circumstances and causes that have led to the inhumane incident. The delegations, while deeply touched by the religious sentiments shown by the Afghan...
  • Sex-tape stunner in Nadia Lockyer case

    02/26/2012 9:33:12 AM PST · by SmithL · 41 replies · 336+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/26/12 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnist
    There's a shocking twist in the saga of Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer and the incident at a Newark hotel that landed her in the hospital and a male acquaintance under police scrutiny. We're told that a sex tape of Nadia Lockyer and the man was given to her husband, state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, about six weeks before the Newark incident. The treasurer believed that the man, who has a history of arrests for alleged methamphetamine use, might make the tape public if forced to break off a romantic relationship with the supervisor.Here's the story, as we've pieced it together...