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  • RED ALERT: It's Open Season on All Customer Funds

    08/10/2012 11:13:07 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 78 replies
    Barnhardt.bix ^ | 8-10-12 | Ann Barnhardt
    The NFA is collusion with the Banksters, government and judiciary have achieved their goal. The entire concept of "customer segregated funds" is officially, completely, legally dead. Guys, it is OVER. I know that many of you are still cowering in normalcy bias, unable to deal with reality, unable to face the world as it is, but you have GOT to snap out of it. The marketplace is DESTROYED. You CANNOT be in these markets. All legal protections are now officially gone. Do you remember how I told you about the Ponzi scheme that imploded in 2007 called "Sentinel Management Group"...
  • THE RACE: Romney gets pushback from conservatives

    08/10/2012 8:39:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Thu, Aug 9, 2012 | TOM RAUM | Associated Press
    Months after he clinched the Republican nomination, Mitt Romney is still struggling to win over skeptical conservatives. And the longer he waits to name a running mate, the more time conservative activists have to try to coax him to name one of their own—such as Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan. … Romney's latest problem with conservatives flowed from a spokeswoman's reflections this week on the benefits of the Massachusetts health care law. That Romney-proposed law remains a touchy topic, since it was a model for President Barack Obama's health care overhaul—which Romney now condemns. …
  • With Three Months to Go, Uncertainty Reigns for Undecided Voters

    08/10/2012 8:27:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 10, 2012 | Tim Skillern
    Lyn Vaccaro admits it: "I'm officially an undecided voter." That's a big confession for the 50-year-old single mom in Milwaukee, who says she has spent "a significant amount of time as a well-known conservative." But Vaccaro, who works at a natural foods store, says she now feels that she can't put her support behind either candidate. … "I'm dreading November," Columbus, Ohio, public school teacher S. Alexander Cooke writes. "Why? Come Election Day, I'll cast my vote either to re-elect President Obama or to replace him with Mitt Romney. Either way I'll end up feeling like I'm the only one...
  • St. Paul Cops Shoot Dog in Wrong-Door Raid, Force Handcuffed Kids to Sit Near the Corpse

    08/10/2012 7:25:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 54 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | |Aug. 10, 2012 | Mike Riggs
    police officers who conducted a wrong-door raid on their home shot their dog, and then forced their three handcuffed children to sit near the dead pet while officers ransacked the home. The lawsuit, which names Ramsey County, the Dakota County Drug Task Force, and the DEA, and asks for $30 million in civil rights violations and punitive damages after a wrong-door raid, also claims that the officers kicked the children and deprived one of them of her diabetes medication. The suit also alleges that one of the lead officers with the task force "provided false information" in order to get...
  • Police to overhaul ranking system Hub department will redo its promotion plan

    08/10/2012 6:53:52 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 7 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 8/9/2012
    Hoping to end decades of tension over the advancement of minority officers, the Boston Police Department plans to overhaul a promotion system that has been criticized for contributing to a lack of diversity in the department’s upper ranks. Commissioner Edward F. Davis is expected to send an e-mail to officers and command staff Thursday announcing a $2.2 million initiative to ­replace a written promotion ­exam used statewide with a testing system that could ­include interviews and other components designed to provide a broader measure of leadership and potential. Among the department’s approx­imately two dozen captains — the highest rank determined...
  • Obama: Attack at Sikh temple assails religion

    08/10/2012 6:40:18 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 10, 2012, 9:27 PM EDT | unattributed
    President Barack Obama says an attack at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin is an assault on religious faith and has no place in the United States. He says such an attack "is an attack on the freedom of all Americans." He says no American should ever have to fear worshipping in public. *** Obama singled out Huma Abedin, an aide to...
  • U.S. cop blasted for wishing to carry gun in Calgary park

    08/10/2012 6:10:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Winnipeg Free Press ^ | August 10, 2012
    An off-duty Michigan police officer's public lament about not being able to carry a handgun in a Calgary park has him taking cyber fire from both sides of the border. Walt Wawra of Kalamazoo, Mich., wrote a letter to the Calgary Herald this week complaining about a recent daylight encounter he and his wife had while visiting Nose Hill Park, a vast expanse of hilly grassland on the city's north side. Wawra said two men asked twice in a "very aggressive tone" whether the couple had been to the Calgary Stampede yet. They were "disrespectful" and had a "menacing manner,"...
  • Documents show impression Holmes made at UI

    08/10/2012 5:47:21 PM PDT · by Western Phil · 27 replies
    The News Gazette ^ | 10 August 2012 | Christine Des Garennes, staff writer, News-Gazette.com and Julie Wurth,
    URBANA — Described as a candidate with "outstanding" personal and professional qualities, James Holmes was accepted into the University of Illinois Neuroscience Program in 2011 and was offered financial support through a combination of fellowships, teaching and research assistantships, and tuition and fee waivers, The News-Gazette has learned. However, a few weeks after his visit to the Urbana campus in the spring of 2011 and one day after he was offered admission to the highly selective graduate program, Holmes declined to accept, without elaborating on the reasons or his plans for the future, according to university documents provided to The...
  • Psychopaths-in-Chief

    08/10/2012 5:43:05 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 10, 2012 | James G. Long
    Early in my career I worked for four professional-level persons, two of them military officers, who I seriously thought must be crazy, though all four were well-regarded by their superiors. Of these four crazies, one Army captain's career ended with a nervous breakdown when the colonel caught him in serious operational dishonesty. Later, a civilian logistics manager went through personality and career collapse while I worked for him. These experiences were at first extremely distressing, as these characters were dishonest, wasteful, quite literally made people sick, and threw vile temper tantrums to the point of property damage. But usually not...
  • Zakaria suspended for copying other writer's work (Time and CNN suspensions for 'lifting' content)

    08/10/2012 4:25:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 8/12/12 | Frazier Moore - ap
    NEW YORK (AP) — Time editor-at-large and CNN host Fareed Zakaria has been suspended by both the magazine and the network for lifting several paragraphs by another writer for his use in a recent Time column. Zakaria apologized Friday, declaring in a statement he made "a terrible mistake," adding, "It is a serious lapse and one that is entirely my fault." In a separate statement, Time spokesman Ali Zelenko said the magazine accepts Zakaria's apology, but would suspend his column for one month, "pending further review." "What he did violates our own standards for our columnists, which is that their...
  • Walsh says U.S. Government was too politically correct to prevent Fort Hood massacre

    08/10/2012 4:16:15 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8-10-12 | Katherine Skiba
    U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh asserted this week that a "politically correct" U.S. government was so fearful of offending Islam that it failed to prevent the Fort Hood massacre. Walsh, a first-term Republican congressman with tea party support, told an audience Wednesday in Elk Grove Village: "Your government was so afraid of doing its job, so afraid of offending Islam that right in front of our noses, we saw what was happening at Fort Hood, and because your government was politically correct, Americans died." A U.S.-born Muslim who was an Army psychiatrist is awaiting trial in the November 2009 shootings at...
  • Obamacare Reg Forces Health Plans to Give Free Sterilizations to 15-Year-Old...(w/Videos)

    08/10/2012 3:58:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    CNSNews ^ | August 10, 2012 | Sabrina Gladstone
    Full title: Obamacare Reg Forces Health Plans to Give Free Sterilizations to 15-Year-Old Girls--Without Parental Consent HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, President Barack Obama and then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the White House on March 23, 2010, the day Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (White House Photo/Pete Souza) (CNSNews.com) - Thanks to an Obamacare regulation that took effect on Aug. 1, health care plans in Oregon will now be required to provide free sterilizations to 15- year-old girls even if the parents of those girls do not consent to the procedure. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen...
  • Justice Dept. seeks Florida noncitizen voter-purge information

    08/10/2012 3:56:26 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    McClatchy via The Miami Herald ^ | 8/10/2012 | Marc Caputo and Steve Bousquet
    The U.S. Department of Justice has sent subpoenas to nine of the largest counties in South Florida, Tampa Bay and Central Florida, demanding extensive information over how they identified and purged potential noncitizens from the voter rolls. The subpoenas, sent July 30, were issued in a federal lawsuit in which the Justice Department has argued that any purges of voters done less than 90 days before a statewide election are in violation of federal law. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle in Tallahassee indicated in a previous ruling in the case that the removals could be lawful within 90 days of...
  • Egan Jones Downgrades Goldman Sachs From A- To BBB+

    08/10/2012 3:25:00 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 1 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 08/10/2012 13:42 -0400 | by Tyler Durden
    The juggernaut continues as Egan Jones exposes a key issue we have been discussing: namely that in the absence of actual trading, banks, which can no longer rely on Net Interest Margin, will have to get smaller, leaner and more efficient, or else lose some of the competition. Such as Bear. Such as Lehman. Maybe, even, such as Knight. 8/10/2012: Goldman Sachs Group Inc/The: EJR lowered A- to BBB+ (S&P: A-) (GS) Synopsis: Dodging a bullet is the good news; the bad news is weaker results, concerns over proprietary positions, and the higher potential for losses. The DoJ's decision not...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 8-10-12

    08/10/2012 2:52:22 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 35 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 8-10-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Former D.C. cop admits falsifying radar-camera testing records

    08/10/2012 2:25:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 9, 2012 | Andrea Noble
    A former D.C. police officer admitted Thursday to falsifying logs regarding the testing of mobile photo-radar cameras that issue speeding tickets — a move that resulted in the department having to refund more than $17,000 in traffic ticket fines. ... the 22-year department veteran was supposed to be monitoring photo-radar equipment during overtime shifts and taking test photographs once an hour with the cameras to ensure they were working properly. In 2008 and 2009, prosecutors said Mr. Cephas failed to take the once-an-hour shots on 33 occasions and covered up the mistakes by rolling back the clock on the radar...
  • Smearing the Tea Party - Left-wing opportunism and the Sikh-temple shootings

    08/10/2012 2:25:10 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 10, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Michelle Malkin  In the wake of the horrific Sikh-temple shootings in Wisconsin, left-wing barrel-scrapers are demanding that talk-radio giant Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives apologize for criticizing a 2009 Department of Homeland Security report that hyped an ominous new wave of violent “rightwing extremism.”I don’t apologize. I call foul.The media lowlifes who exploit every tragic shooting to silence their law-abiding, First Amendment–exercising enemies are tearing this country apart. “Progressives” have had free rein to libel and slander peaceful, liberty-loving citizens — while whitewashing the violent plots and criminal behavior of their ideological counterparts. No more.Wade Michael Page was a chronically...
  • Jury [update]: Shop owner justified in Walla Walla shooting

    08/10/2012 2:19:01 PM PDT · by kevcol · 14 replies
    KIMA TV ^ | Aug 10, 2012 | KEPRTV.com Staff
    WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- A jury found John Saul justified in shooting Cesar Chavira to death back in May in Walla Walla's New York Store. An attorney for Chavira's family stated a wrongful death civil suit will be filed against Saul. Walla Walla's prosecuting attorney will be reviewing case and decide what the next step is. Owner John Saul said he caught Cesar Chavez stealing belts and buckles red-handed before unloading as many as five shotgun rounds into the 22-year-old. The issue went to a panel of jurors when investigators couldn't determine if John Saul acted properly by shooting...
  • Author: ‘Obama would have trouble getting a security clearance for an entry-level government job’

    08/10/2012 1:36:54 PM PDT · by Kukai · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/09/2012 | Jamie Weinstein
    Author Paul Kengor wants you to know just how radical Frank Marshal Davis — a man many consider to have been a mentor to President Barack Obama during his teenage years — was. “Obama’s mentor was considered so radical, and such a potential pro-Soviet threat, that the federal government placed him on the Security Index,” Kengor told The Daily Caller in an interview about his new book on Davis, simply titled “The Communist.” “That meant that if a war broke out between the United States and the Soviet Union, Frank Marshall Davis could be placed under immediate arrest. Think about...
  • How student loans could hit your Social Security

    08/10/2012 1:35:54 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    Market Watch ^ | August 10,2012 | By Anna Andriotis
    Many of these retirees aren’t even in hock for their own educations. Consumer advocates say that in the majority of the cases they’ve seen, the borrowers went into debt later in life to help defray education costs for their children or other dependents. Harold Grodberg, an elder law attorney in Bayonne, N.J., said he’s worked with at least six clients in the past two years whose problems started with loans they signed up for to help pay for their grandchildren’s tuition. Other attorneys say they’re working with older borrowers who had signed up for the federal PLUS loan—a loan for...
  • Iowa Secretary of State appoints DCI agent to investigate voter fraud

    08/10/2012 1:31:50 PM PDT · by iowamark · 8 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 08/10/2012 | AP
    An Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation agent has been assigned to a two-year term in Secretary of State Matt Schultz’s office to look into allegations of voter fraud, the Republican election chief’s top cause, The Associated Press has learned. County auditors, who run local elections, told the AP they were surprised when they were introduced to Special Agent Daniel Dawson and informed of his new role during a training meeting Wednesday in Cedar Rapids. Auditors said they also were taken aback when Dawson and another state official told them that he was looking into between 2,000 and 3,000 voters already......
  • Welfare State Grows by Nearly 19% Under Obama – to Almost $1 Trillion a Year

    08/10/2012 1:11:03 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/9/2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) – Federal and state welfare assistance has grown almost 19 percent under President Barack Obama, according to the conservative Heritage Foundation. All in all, there are 79 means-tested federal welfare programs, at a cost approaching $1 trillion annually, said Heritage Senior Research Fellow Robert Rector. Rector conducted a comprehensive analysis of spending for government assistance programs, ranging from food, education and childcare programs to housing and medical care. Since Fiscal Year 2009, federal and state welfare spending has risen from $779.9 billion to $927.2 billion, an increase of 18.8 percent. That fiscal year includes spending from Oct. 1, 2008...
  • First Lady: ‘Bring ... That Little Lazy Friend’ to Campaign for Obama

    08/10/2012 1:03:14 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 29 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 10, 2012 | Penny Starr
    (First Lady Michelle Obama speaking in Centennial, Colo., on June 20, 2012.) (CNSNews.com) – Speaking at the University of Sciences in Philadelphia on Thursday, First Lady Michelle Obama encouraged attendees to recruit their "little lazy friend" to campaign for President Barack Obama’s reelection. “And that’s why we have launched this wonderful effort that we’re calling It Takes One,” Mrs. Obama said. “It’s simple. It is as simple as it sounds. Every time you take action to move this campaign forward, we’re asking you to inspire just one more person to step up and do their part as well. “So...
  • Caption Barry

    08/10/2012 12:56:51 PM PDT · by crosshairs · 28 replies
  • Reid’s Office Reveals New Details About His Source On Romney’s Taxes, Quickly Takes Details Back

    08/10/2012 12:50:38 PM PDT · by South40 · 12 replies
    MEDIAite.com ^ | 8/10/2012 | Noah Rothman
    FULL HEADLINE: Harry Reid’s Office Reveals New Details About His Source On Romney’s Taxes, Quickly Takes Details Back The Huffington Post, which broke the story that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) was accusing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney of paying nothing in taxes for a 10 year period, took to the internet with another scoop that might keep the fading story alive – Reid was revealing details about his source. Reid’s office claimed that the source was close to Bain Capital and Romney and was — gasp — a Republican. The story made a splash for a tense 34...
  • Michelle Obama: If You Disagree with Barack, You're Probably Confused

    08/10/2012 12:40:20 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 64 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8-10-12 | Kate Hicks
    Michelle Obama spoke with the Tom Joyner Morning Show about the things people can do to get out the vote for her husband, and actually offered a rather insulting portrait of those who are undecided -- as well as inaccurately portraying the race as between grassroots Democrats and a handful of rich Republicans. The most damning passage: "All of us know that one person in our lives -- that one knucklehead nephew that's not registered to vote. That one neighbor who's not really paying attention. That one coworker who's confused about how Barack's tax plan will benefit that individual. Those...
  • UN urges US to cut ethanol production

    08/10/2012 12:30:29 PM PDT · by Sloth · 19 replies
    Financial Times ^ | August 9, 2012 | Javier Blas
    The UN has called for an immediate suspension of government-mandated US ethanol production, adding to pressure on Barack Obama to address the food-versus-fuel debate in the run-up to presidential elections...
  • Yes, More Solyndras for Clean Energy (Vacation on Planet Gore Alert)

    08/10/2012 12:10:53 PM PDT · by mojito · 8 replies
    Time ^ | 8/9/2012 | Michael "Embrace the Failure" Grunwald
    The Solyndra “scandal” is trotted out every few months as part of the big-vs.-small-government debate in this country, but it is not and never was a scandal. The federal clean-energy loan program that the infamous solar-panel maker was a part of was designed to finance risky ventures, and Solyndra was a reasonable risk: an innovative manufacturer with huge private backing and an opportunity to transform the industry. But the industry transformed itself first. Silicon prices plunged, Solyndra’s advantages vanished, and the firm went bust. It happens. The Bush and Obama Administrations both selected Solyndra from 143 applicants for the program’s...
  • Deliberations to resume in inquest [storeowner who shot gangbanger thief]

    08/10/2012 11:58:01 AM PDT · by kevcol · 5 replies
    Union Bulletin ^ | Aug 10, 2012 | Luke Hegdal
    Walla Walla — After an hour of deliberation, the jury for the Coroner’s Inquest into the shooting death of Cesar Chavira by John Saul appeared to have reached a verdict late Thursday afternoon. Instead the jury foreman announced a 3-3 split. The jury had been tasked with determining if John Saul had committed a justifiable or unjustifiable homicide May 4 when he fired five rounds from a 12 gauge shotgun, killing Chavira outside his business, the New York Store on Isaacs Avenue. Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Gary Bolster, the lead investigator in the case, gave expert testimony on...
  • Update: (Boston) T driver accused of hitting meter maid sprung with no bail

    08/10/2012 11:46:21 AM PDT · by pietraynor · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/10/2012 | Matt Stout
    The MBTA bus driver who authorities say “deliberately” hit a Hub meter maid trying to slap her with a parking ticket was released on her own recognizance against the wishes of prosecutors who were asking to keep her in jail on $2,500 bail. Lataria Milton, 34, rushed from Roxbury District Court amid a scrum of reporters and family members who kept cameras at bay while yelling, “There’s no comment.” Milton, a 10-year veteran of the T, is accused of driving her bus into a transportation supervisor and causing a crash in Kenmore Square yesterday morning that involved six vehicles. Prosecutors...
  • Naser Jason Abdo, Ft. Hood Plotter, Gets Life in Prison

    08/10/2012 11:14:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    ABC ^ | 8.10.2012 | JASON RYAN LEE FERRAN
    The young serviceman convicted of plotting a massacre of his fellow soldiers near Fort Hood in Texas received dual consecutive life sentences today. Naser Jason Abdo, 22, sat in a Texas court today in a bizarre mask made of white cloth around his mouth and a black mesh covering over his hair and face, a Department of Justice official told ABC News. The life sentences were handed down for attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and for possession of a weapon in furtherance of a federal crime. Abdo got another 60 years for the attempted murder of "officers...
  • Jim Willie: Exposure of Allocated Gold Account Raids Will DEVASTATE the Major Banks

    08/10/2012 9:58:00 AM PDT · by Renfield · 12 replies
    Silver Doctors ^ | 7-28-2012 | Jim Willie
    -The recent rally in the USTBond 10-yield under 1.5% is a big danger signal -Last week the jump came to the money laundering by a major global bank, next could be exposure of the artificial flight to USTBond safety, enabled by Interest Rate Swaps -Another jump could be exposure of the big bank insolvency, covered up by accounting fraud -A wild card jump could be exposure of the big banks diversifying away from the USTBond, dumping it, as they reveal their own collusion in lifting its value via derivative leverage -A devastating jump will be the exposure of Allocated Gold...
  • AWOL soldier to be sentenced in Fort Hood plot

    08/10/2012 9:49:53 AM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 10, 2012
    WACO, Texas (AP) — A federal judge will try again to sentence an AWOL soldier convicted of planning to blow up a Texas restaurant full of Fort Hood soldiers. Army Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo faces up to life in prison. He has said he will represent himself in court at his Friday sentencing in Waco. The original hearing set for Thursday afternoon was postponed after Abdo requested more time to prepare. The 22-year-old Abdo said during an earlier hearing that he and his attorneys weren't communicating effectively. He was convicted in May on six federal charges, including attempting to use...
  • Coincidentally, fix in (for Warren in MA)

    08/10/2012 9:48:19 AM PDT · by mojito · 7 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 8/10/2012 | Michael Graham
    In America, the wide-eyed and innocent believe in unicorns and the Tooth Fairy. In Massachusetts, they believe in “coincidence.” For 10 years a Lowell woman had been getting her welfare benefits at the local office without, she claims, being asked to register to vote. She never bothered to do anything about it until now. What a “coincidence.” So a group headed, “coincidentally,” by Elizabeth Warren’s daughter Amelia files a lawsuit on this woman’s behalf. Now, Demos has filed other such lawsuits in other states and in other years. But the one they filed against Massachusetts just happens to be while...
  • Islamic preacher on porn and terror charges bailed

    08/10/2012 9:24:50 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 2 replies
    A CONTROVERSIAL Islamic preacher charged with child pornography offences and threatening a terrorist attack on Sydney's Mardi Gras parade has been granted bail in a Sydney court. Ibrahim Siddiq-Conlon, 35, is accused of making a hoax terrorist threat on the Facebook page of Today FM's Kyle and Jackie O Show. He allegedly outlined a "terrorist threat" to the annual Sydney parade that celebrates gay lifestyles and diversity, in a post on the show's online chat forum. Siddiq-Conlon is also facing two separate charges relating to use of a laptop to access online child pornography and a charge of possessing child...
  • Police: Homeowner shoots home invasion suspect(NV)

    08/10/2012 8:57:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    fox5vegas.com ^ | 8 August, 2012 | Craig Huber
    LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - Metro police are investigating the shooting of a possible home invasion suspect on El Camino Road, near Russell Road and Jones Boulevard. According to police, a homeowner fired on a suspect just before 3 p.m. Tuesday from the yard of his home, striking the suspect in the buttocks. There may have been another suspect with the injured suspect.
  • Un-Asked Questions about the Aurora, CO Shooting

    08/10/2012 8:55:44 AM PDT · by rashley · 14 replies
    WXAX FOX News, Tampa ^ | July 30, 2012
    The questions no one else seems to be asking...
  • Robert Fowler's 130 Days in Hell

    08/10/2012 8:54:44 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 9 replies
    www.answeringmuslims.com ^ | 09AUG12 | Posted by David Wood
    Al-Qaeda terrorist explained their beliefs and goals to Robert Fowler while they held him captive. What does al-Qaeda want? They want to establish Sharia, to overthrow man-made political systems, to die while fighting for Allah, and to receive their reward in paradise. Notice that these are all things Muhammad taught his followers to do and believe. But all of this has nothing to do with Islam, right? CNN – “I thought it would end in a tent with a knife, like Daniel Pearl,” Canadian diplomat Robert Fowler tells Christiane Amanpour about his 130 days being held captive by al Qaeda...
  • Federal Agent says Approvals are SOP for Operations that Break Laws(Gunwalker)

    08/10/2012 8:31:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    thegunmag.com ^ | 9 August, 2012 | Bob Lesmeister
    The only things we know for certain about ATF’s disastrous Fast and Furious operation so far are: thousands of firearms were secreted into Mexico by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) without the Mexican government’s knowledge; hundreds of Mexicans and one US Border Patrol agent were killed by these guns; Attorney General Eric Holder has lied before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about his involvement in the operation, and President Barack Obama has invoked Executive Privilege to keep Fast and Furious documents hidden. All of this under the most corrupt administration since Warren G. Harding....
  • “Duty is Calling Us Now”: Former Federal Prosecutor Andrew McCarthy on Muslim Brotherhood in America

    08/10/2012 8:15:02 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 16 replies
    newenglishreview ^ | 09AUG12 | by Jerry Gordon
    Yesterday, I watched the Center for Security Policy briefing on the Muslim Brotherhood by Andrew C. McCarthy, former Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District in Manhattan and author of The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America . McCarthy was the prosecutor in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing federal trial in New York that resulted in the conviction and a life sentence for Egyptian blind Sheikh Omar Abdel- Rahman for that plot and planned bombings of New York City landmarks. One of the first actions by Egypt’s recently elected Muslim Brotherhood President, Mohammed Morsi, was to...
  • New Obama Ad Questions Whether Romney Paid Taxes

    08/10/2012 7:50:10 AM PDT · by Entrepreneur · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | August 10, 2012 8:32 AM | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is launching a new ad that questions whether rival Mitt Romney paid any income taxes in the past. The ad shows footage from a Romney interview with ABC News in which the Republican presidential candidate was asked if he had ever paid a lower tax rate than 13.9 percent. The narrator asks, “Did Romney pay 10 percent in taxes? Five percent? Zero?” The ad is slated to air in Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Ohio during the coming week, the same states where Romney is taking a bus tour beginning Saturday. Obama allies like...
  • 1 dead, 2 wounded after breaking into gun shop(SC)

    08/10/2012 7:45:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies
    lakewyliepilot.com ^ | 9 August, 2012 | AP
    NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- Authorities say one man is dead and two others hospitalized after they crashed a van into a North Augusta gun store to steal weapons and were shot by the owner, who lived behind the business.
  • The furor over ‘Fast and Furious’

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder may show up on “Jeopardy!” one of these days. No, not as a contestant. As an answer. The clue: “He’s the first attorney general in U.S. history to be held in contempt of Congress.” The answer: “Who is Eric Holder?” That’s surely not the distinction Holder was going for when he took the job. But thanks to the scandal known as Fast and Furious, that’s what he’s best known for: overseeing an operation that put more than 2,000 guns into the hands of a Mexican drug cartel and led to the deaths of hundreds of...
  • Janet Napolitano-run Homeland Security treated male staffers like lapdogs, federal discrimination..

    08/10/2012 7:23:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | August 9, 2012 | oseph Straw , Reuven Blau and Rich Schapiro
    Looks like the Department of Homeland Security could be renamed the Department of Hyper Sexuality. A blistering federal discrimination suit accuses agency honcho Janet Napolitano of turning the department into a female-run “frat house” where male staffers were banished to the bathrooms and routinely humiliated. James Hayes Jr., who now is New York’s top Homeland Security cop, claims Napolitano filled top spots in Washington, D.C., with two of her gal pals who were bent on tormenting male employees.
  • Obama Admin: Journaling, Motivational Reading Count as Work for Welfare

    08/10/2012 7:17:08 AM PDT · by Qbert · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 15 Jul 2012 | BEN SHAPIRO
    In 1996, Republicans forced through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) bill, also known as welfare reform. It incentivized states to create welfare-to-work programs, trying to transition Americans from government dependency to financial solvency. But states quickly acted to poke holes in that legislation, calling the following activities “work” for purposes of the statute: bed rest, personal care activities, massage, exercise, journaling, motivational reading, smoking cessation, weight loss promotion, participation in parent-teacher meetings, or helping friends or family with household tasks and errands. [Snip] But this is Obama’s new definition of work: anything that allows you to receive government...
  • By the numbers: Guns in America

    08/10/2012 5:01:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 9 August, 2012 | Amy Roberts
    (CNN) -- Following the mass shootings in a Colorado movie theater and a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, the debate over gun control has been reignited: How should the country balance its constitutional right to bear arms with access to deadly firepower? Here's a look by the numbers on guns in the United States and Americans' attitudes toward them. 26 -- Percentage of Americans who favor a handgun ban, a record low, according to a 2011 Gallup Poll. 60 -- Percentage who supported a ban in 1959, the first year Gallup asked this question. -----------------cut----------------------- 56 -- Number of votes in...
  • Payback: Holder’s DOJ Refuses to Close Whistleblower’s Retaliation Case

    08/10/2012 3:40:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Today marks the four year anniversary of when ATF Special Agent Jay Dobyns’ house was burned to the ground. The blaze was set to his home while his wife and children were sleeping inside at 3 a.m. As a refresher, Dobyns is a 25-year ATF veteran and worked undercover in the Hells Angels gang for two years in what was known as “Operation Black Biscuit.” When he got out after putting dozens of the Angels in prison, members of the gang in coordination with hard criminals in prisons around the country, issued death threats against him and his family. These...
  • Dozens of pro-family leaders denounce U.S. embassy’s participation in Czech ‘gay pride’ parade

    08/10/2012 3:09:56 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 3 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 8/9/2012 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    August 9, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Dozens of pro-family leaders have signed a petition to condemn the participation of the U.S. embassy in the Czech Republic in this year’s “gay pride” parade to be held in Prague later this month. The signatories “vigorously protest the participation of the United States Embassy in the Czech Republic in a so-called gay-pride parade which will take place on August 18,” lamenting that “at the directive of the president of the United States, Washington is aggressively promoting the ‘gay’’ agenda internationally, including same-sex ‘marriage’ and the stigmatization and marginalization of any who object to the...
  • Assessing the Threat to Turkey from Syrian-Based Kurdish Militants

    08/10/2012 1:24:59 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 2 replies
    Jamestown Foundation Eurasia Daily Monitor ^ | 8/9/2012 | Wladimir van Wilgenburg
    Kurdish militias recently took control of several towns in northern Syria, raising fears in Turkey that in addition to their camps in the mountainous border areas in Iraq, the Partiya Karkerên Kurdistan (PKK) could also now operate against Turkey from Syria. It is however, unlikely, that the PKK could operate from Syria against Turkey. Even when former Syrian president Hafez Assad supported them before 1998, the PKK carried out few operations in areas near the Syrian border. Turkish Kurd militants threaten Turkey if it enters Syria The Syrian Kurdish National Council (KNC) and the PKK-affiliated Partiya Yekîtiya Demokrat (PYD -Democratic...
  • Filmmaker: See Pics of Obama's Real Siblings

    08/10/2012 1:07:53 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 64 replies
    WND ^ | 09 August 2012 | Jerome Corsi
    As Gilbert’s film points out, the FBI had Davis under surveillance for 19 years because of his activity as a Communist Party member in Chicago and Hawaii. Gilbert portrays Obama as a “Red Diaper Baby,” a child of Marxist parents who grows up to be a leftist radical. Gilbert cites as another example Obama senior political adviser David Axelrod, who was born to a mother who wrote for a communist newspaper in New York City. “Obama sold himself to America as the multi-cultural ideal, a man who stood above politics. His father was a goat herder from Kenya, he would...