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  • Church World Service head honcho sucking up to the NYT and Chobani Yogurt tycoon

    11/12/2016 8:01:53 PM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | November 12, 2016 | Ann Corcoran
    the NY Times has gone to bat for Hamdi Ulukaya who is changing Twin Falls, Idaho with a refugee worker flow for his world’s largest yogurt plant there. As I said yesterday, some of the big players in the UN/US refugee program are giant corporations, some of them foreign-owned, that want CHEAP labor. Think about it! If companies like Chobani didn’t have the steady supply of immigrant/refugee labor they might have to hire American workers and pay them better wages ... Why would a non-profit group, that is being paid millions of tax dollars each year to help legal refugees...
  • Chobani doubles down on hiring Mideast refugees

    06/30/2016 6:30:24 PM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies
    WND ^ | 6/30/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    Chobani, owned by a Turkish Muslim immigrant, has filled 30 percent of its 600 positions at the world’s largest Yogurt plant in Twin Falls, Idaho, ... This comes at a time when Twin Falls is embroiled in a firestorm of controversy involving a sexual assault of a 5-year-old special-needs girl by refugee boys from Sudan and Iraq. The city’s mayor, Shawn Barigar ... was instrumental in recruiting Chobani to Twin Falls back in 2011, and he now plays a dual role of elected official and president/CEO of the local Chamber of Commerce. ... Goldman Sachs, United Parcel Service, HP ,...
  • American yogurt billionaire: 'Hire more Muslim refugees'

    01/21/2016 1:08:33 PM PST · by b4its2late · 47 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1/20/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    Ever wonder why the federal government would be sending hundreds of foreign refugees to a relatively small town in Idaho? Wonder no more. They’re sent there, many of them, to work in the world’s largest yogurt factory. As WND previously reported, Twin Falls is in line to receive about 300 refugees this year, many of them Muslims from Syria. And the state of Idaho, despite its reputation as a mostly white, conservative farm state, has been a popular destination for refugees in recent years. Boise Mayor David Bieter has gone on record as a huge supporter of President Obama’s welcoming...
  • The Jihadi Journalist (Debbie Schlussel Says There's Nothing Laudatory About Peter Jennings Alert)

    08/08/2005 9:36:03 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 166 replies · 5,106+ views
    Debbie ^ | 08/08/05 | Debbie Schlussel
    Jihadi Journalist: The Real Peter Jennings By Debbie Schlussel While the rest of the world is blindly singing the praises of Peter Jennings, here's a reality check: Peter Jennings did more for the cause of Islamic terrorism than any media figure today. And that's nothing to celebrate, honor, or even memorialize. Before there was Al Jazeerah, there was Peter Jennings. From the beginning of Jennings career until his death, Jennings' biased coverage went beyond the pale, bending over backward in "understanding" the terrorists who hate us-- from seeing "their side" when he covered the seige and then murder of innocent...
  • Bin Laden network 'plotted hundreds of attacks'

    11/08/2001 2:27:39 AM PST · by maquiladora · 40 replies · 763+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday November 8, 2001 | Julian Borger in Washington
    The attacks on US targets culminating in the September 11 suicide hijackings were only a fraction of the onslaught planned by Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida, it emerged yesterday. Over the past three years, US intelligence detected plots against US embassies in 14 countries, mostly in Asia and Africa, and there were over 600 more "credible threats" of attacks. Some were thwarted by arrests or stepped up security. Others appear to have been suspended or may still be pending. The global extent of al-Qaida's terrorist ambitions is revealed in a new book by Peter Bergen, CNN's terrorism analyst, who interviewed ...
  • Free to Dissent (Why Justice Scalia need not recuse himself from the Hamdan case)

    03/27/2006 8:58:29 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 2 replies · 548+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 27, 2006 | Daveed Gartenstein-Ross
    WHEN IT HEARS ARGUMENTS IN Hamdan v. Rumsfeld this Tuesday, the Supreme Court will consider whether the Bush administration can try Guantanamo detainees in special military tribunals, or whether the detainees' cases have to be heard in federal court. In the run-up to the hearing, liberal proponents of federal judicial involvement declared their own war--on Justice Scalia's right to participate in the legal debate.It began with a Newsweek report about a speech Scalia delivered on March 8 at the University of Freiburg in Switzerland. (Unfortunately, no transcript of his remarks has been published.) There, Justice Scalia allegedly told attendees that...
  • Al Gore's MLK Day Speech

    01/26/2006 10:14:29 AM PST · by DARCPRYNCE · 8 replies · 772+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 01/22/06 | Edward L. Daley
    Former Vice President Al Gore gave another one of his famous anti-Bush speeches(1) last week before an enthusiastic audience of left-wing extremists called the 'Liberty Coalition' at the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., and a more annoying compilation of unsubstantiated accusations I've not heard in recent times.
  • WSJ: No Way, José - a ruling for the 9/11 anniversary re: detainees (Padilla)

    09/13/2005 5:25:01 AM PDT · by OESY · 452+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 13, 2005 | Editorial
    ...[A] panel for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously last Friday that the President "unquestionably" has the power to detain an American citizen who has taken up arms against his country. But wait. Didn't the Supreme Court say precisely that in its Hamdi decision last year? So it did, as Judge Michael Luttig notes repeatedly in his 25-page opinion penned for the court. That wasn't enough for José Padilla's attorneys, who argued that Hamdi, which concerned an American picked up on a battlefield in Afghanistan, didn't apply to their client, who was arrested domestically, at O'Hare Airport. Padilla,...
  • NYT: Court Gives Bush Right to Detain U.S. Combatant

    09/10/2005 9:35:37 AM PDT · by OESY · 2 replies · 418+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 10, 2005 | NEIL A. LEWIS
    A three-judge federal appeals court panel ruled unanimously on Friday that President Bush had the authority to detain as an enemy combatant an American citizen who fought United States forces on foreign soil. The panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit... threw out a ruling... that Mr. Bush had overstepped his bounds by detaining Jose Padilla, a Chicago native, for three years.... In an opinion written by Judge J. Michael Luttig, who has been considered by President Bush for a nomination to the Supreme Court, the panel said Mr. Bush had the right to detain...
  • Alleged Bin Laden Contact in Iraq Gov't

    08/11/2005 11:03:21 PM PDT · by Leroy S. Mort · 17 replies · 1,412+ views
    AP ^ | Aug 12, 2005
    WASHINGTON (AP) - An American accused in court papers of having ties to Osama bin Laden is now working for the Iraqi government's Foreign Ministry, U.S. officials and a former CIA counterterrorism chief say. Iraqi-born Tarik A. Hamdi was the ``American contact'' for one of bin Laden's front organizations and gave a satellite telephone battery to a bin Laden aide in Afghanistan for a phone used by the terrorist leader, according to an affidavit from Customs Agent David Kane.The affidavit was unsealed this week in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., along with a federal indictment charging Hamdi with lying...
  • Supreme Court To Hear Birthright Citizenship Case

    02/17/2004 7:39:20 PM PST · by CIBvet · 100 replies · 632+ views
    Project USA, Time-Out Project, Issue 180: February 17, 2004 ^ | February 17, 2004 | Project USA email alert
    +== TIME-OUT PROJECT ==+ Friends of Immigration Law Enforcement filed a motion in the case of Saudi Arabian Taliban fighter, Yaser Esam Hamdi. Hamdi is considered by the government to be an American citizen because he was born in Louisiana to Saudis who were here on a temporary work visa. While still a tot, Hamdi's parents returned to Saudi Arabia with him, where he lived until he went off to join a terrorist group trying to kill Americans in Afghanistan. This man is not American in any real sense, of course, and the Supreme Court now has a historic opportunity...
  • Law Firm Sues Sender of "Hateful" Email - Conflict with First Amendment

    04/22/2005 8:01:54 AM PDT · by JBW · 9 replies · 630+ views
    ABA Journal ^ | April 22, 2005
    Shearman & Sterling sees things differently. Last month, the law firm filed a trespass and breach of contract action in San Francisco Superior Court involving an e-mail sent to a staff manager’s account. The communication forwarded a post about the manager from, an online community billboard. The writing, since removed, was posted on the site’s "rants and raves" section. Filed as a "Jane Doe" action, the lawsuit alleges the sender is a current or recent Shearman employee who was under contract to use the firm’s computers only for legitimate business purposes. "The e-mail was hateful and racist, and...
  • Planning Another 9/11 - Sources: ‘Enemy Combatant’ Was Plotting New Round of U.S. Attacks

    06/24/2003 5:47:47 PM PDT · by freeperfromnj · 15 replies · 450+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 24, 2003
    June 24— The Qatari man designated an enemy combatant by the Bush administration was planning another Sept. 11 attack, sources told ABCNEWS. Ali Saleh Kahlah Al-Marri, 37, was deemed an enemy combatant by the Bush administration on Monday after officials said he was positively identified by an al Qaeda detainee as being part of a planned second wave of terror attacks on the United States. Government officials said they believed al Qaeda's top leadership sent Al-Marri to the United States to coordinate a new round of attacks. "Al-Marri was sent to the United States as a facilitator for other al...
  • (Vanity)College Student - seeking help on the Supreme Court

    02/26/2005 11:45:32 AM PST · by mtnbkgirl · 4 replies · 381+ views
    Howdy do there.. (This is my first time posting, so I'm sorry in advance if I sound dumb) I'm a college senior taking a seminar course in Civil Rights and Liberties. My teacher is total partisan from Massachusetts, and it doesn't help either that I'm in NYC. So that makes me the odd ball in the class. I pass the time by keeping my mouth shut and smiling at him. Currently, he's focusing on the freedom of speech and the press, in "Wartime." Cases such as Schenck v. United States, Gitlow v. New York, Dennis v. United States, Brandenburg v....
  • A War the Courts Shouldn't Manage

    01/21/2005 9:43:06 PM PST · by quidnunc · 1 replies · 252+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 21, 2005 | Robert H. Bork and David B. Rivkin Jr.
    As speculation mounts about President Bush's nominees to the federal judiciary, and particularly to the Supreme Court, one factor that should be of paramount importance is too often overlooked. Curbing or reversing the Supreme Court's usurpation of so many domestic issues is crucial. But perhaps even more important is avoiding judicial micromanagement of America's war against radical Islamic terrorists. Already there are disturbing signs of judicial overreaching that is constitutionally illegitimate and, in practical terms, potentially debilitating. The vast majority of war opponents and attorneys for captured terrorists are pressing for a full-fledged criminal law model never before applied to...
  • Hamdi Says He's Not an Enemy Combatant

    10/14/2004 12:08:14 PM PDT · by TexKat · 7 replies · 388+ views
    AP ^ | 10/14/04
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - A Saudi-American released after being held by the U.S. military for three years in solitary confinement without charge said in an interview broadcast Thursday that he cooperated with his jailers, calling himself "an innocent man." Yaser Esam Hamdi, captured in Afghanistan in late 2001 during the U.S. battle against the Taliban and classified as an "enemy combatant," returned to Saudi Arabia on Monday after negotiating a deal: his freedom in exchange for renouncing his U.S. citizenship and agreeing to live in Saudi Arabia for five years. "I believe that I'm not an enemy combatant, and I...
  • American Taliban Asks Bush for Leniency (Johnny Taleban)

    09/28/2004 6:45:17 PM PDT · by traumer · 31 replies · 525+ views
    FoxNews ^ | September 28, 2004
    SAN FRANCISCO — John Walker Lindh (search) asked President Bush on Tuesday to commute his 20-year prison sentence for aiding the Taliban. His lawyer, James Brosnahan, said that Lindh was fighting alongside the Taliban (search) in a civil war against the Northern Alliance, that he is not a terrorist and that he never fought against U.S. troops. Brosnahan said the sentence should be reduced because Yaser Esam Hamdi (search), another American citizen captured in Afghanistan on suspicion of aiding the Taliban, is being released after being held for three years as an enemy combatant.
  • Citizen Hamdi The case against birthright citizenship

    09/28/2004 1:32:18 PM PDT · by FatLoser · 13 replies · 458+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | 27 Sep 04 | Howard Sutherland
    September 27, 2004 issue Citizen Hamdi The case against birthright citizenship By Howard Sutherland All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. —United States Constitution, Amendment XIV, Section 1, clause 1 On June 28, the Supreme Court decided the case of Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, holding that an American citizen confined in the United States as an enemy combatant has the right to contest his detention before a neutral decision-maker. Yaser Esam Hamdi, a Saudi, was captured by U.S. forces in...
  • WSJ: Free to Kill Again (Gitmo detainee released)

    09/28/2004 5:21:03 AM PDT · by OESY · 15 replies · 550+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 28, 2004 | Editorial
    The weekend death of a Taliban commander ... appears to have been a former detainee ... at Guantanamo. He died leading an ambush on U.S. forces; three American soldiers were wounded, one critically. The Defense Department won't confirm or deny that Abdul Ghaffar did a stint at Gitmo before being deemed no longer a threat and sent home to Afghanistan.... ...[L]ast week 11 more detainees were sent home from Guantanamo, for a total of 202 since the camp was established -- 146 for release and 56 transferred to the control of their home governments. "We make a determination about transfer...
  • Hamdi to Be Released Tuesday

    09/27/2004 7:02:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies · 433+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 27, 2004 | Sonja Barisic
    U.S. Citizen Held for Three Years As an Enemy Combatant The Associated Press NORFOLK, Va. -- A U.S. citizen captured in Afghanistan and held without charges since late 2001 as an enemy combatant is scheduled to be released Tuesday and flown to Saudi Arabia, where he grew up, his lawyer said. Yaser Esam Hamdi, whose case led to a Supreme Court decision limiting the president's powers to indefinitely hold wartime combatants, will not be charged with any crime under an agreement with federal officials made public Monday. The agreement requires Hamdi to give up his American citizenship, renounce terrorism and...