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  • Report: 3,000 Palestinians Killed in Syria, No ICC Investigation

    07/13/2015 4:16:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 7/13/2015, 4:26 PM | Moshe Cohen
    Palestinian Authority officials are quick to accuse Israel of deliberately “targeting innocent Arabs” when IDF soldiers fire at rock-throwers and others who engage in acts of terror against Israelis, but they have yet to comment on the nearly 3,000 Palestinians killed in Syria in recent years. To be precise, at least 2,910 residents of Syria identifying as Palestinians have been killed since March 2011 through July 12, 2015—the day a report on the matter was released by the “Action Committee for Palestinians in Syria” on the matter. Most of those deaths have been extremely violent, the report said—with hundreds killed...
  • ICC Prosecutor Continues Examining Palestine Situation and Warns Israel

    05/14/2015 10:20:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/14/15 | Joseph Klein
    Palestinians’ propaganda efforts to completely de-legitimize Israel and isolate it from the international community International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told reporters at United Nations headquarters in New York, following her May 12th briefing to the UN Security Council on the ICC’s Libya-related activities, that her previously announced “preliminary examination” concerning the situation in Palestine is still open. She has not set any deadline for completing her examination. Ms. Bensouda is continuing to look into whether crimes subject to the ICC’s jurisdiction were possibly committed in the Palestinian territories since June 2014. She is considering information, if any, submitted...
  • Kerry due in Kenya after years of estrangement

    05/03/2015 7:50:26 PM PDT · by jonatron · 18 replies
    New 24 ^ | 2015-05-03 | Staff
    Nairobi - US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Kenya on Sunday for talks on security co-operation and ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to his late father's home country. The trip to the east African nation is the first high-level visit since 2012, and comes after a year of tensions surrounding Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta being charged by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. The ICC has since abandoned the case against Kenyatta over his role in the 2007-2008 post-election violence, citing a lack of evidence and Kenya's failure to cooperate - somewhat removing Kenyatta's...
  • Kerry to meet Abbas and Abdullah in Egypt (meets terror leader days before Israeli election)

    03/12/2015 4:19:15 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 03.13.15, 01:05
    US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas and Jordan's King Abdullah II on the sidelines of economic talks in Egypt on Friday, US officials said. The talks are likely to focus on the economic crisis facing the Palestinian Authority and could be a four-way meeting which would also include Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a State Department official said. "We continue to be concerned about the PA," the official told reporters travelling with Kerry on his plane to the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. "It’s really part of the continuous, ongoing conversation we’re...
  • FBI: Person in custody in Maryland shootings; 1 damaged NSA building

    03/05/2015 12:37:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 4, 2015 | Associated Press
    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A person believed responsible for shootings along highways over the last two weeks in the Baltimore-Washington area, including shots that damaged a National Security Agency building, is in custody, the FBI said early Wednesday. The FBI believes the person in custody is responsible for shootings along Maryland highways, including one near the Fort Meade Army installation, which is home to the NSA, FBI spokeswoman Amy Thoreson said in a statement. She said no other information was available early Wednesday.
  • Shots Fired Near NSA Headquarters, Building Damaged by Gunfire

    03/03/2015 2:51:49 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 72 replies
    N.B.C ^ | March 3, 2015 | No Attribution
    Park Police officials told News4 they're investigating a report of shots fired along BW Parkway and Route 32 in Fort Meade, Maryland. The National Security Agency is located nearby, and has reported that one of their buildings has been damaged by what appears to be gunfire. NSA and Park Police officials are investigating whether the incidents are related. No word of any injuries.
  • Islamic Terrorist Captured In Tel Aviv, Case Goes To ICC

    01/21/2015 2:11:40 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 10 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | January 21, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyTel Aviv, Israel — January 21, 2015 … An elite Israeli police unit, which serves both prisons and courts, reacted quickly in capturing a 22-year-old Islamic terrorist from the West Bank city of Tulkarm. The terrorist boarded bus number 40 in central Tel Aviv and began to attack the driver. The wounded driver Herzl Biton, 55, a father of three and a bus driver for over 23 years responded by spraying the attacker with mace spray. Biton, who was stabbed in the chest, was evacuated by Magen David Adom emergency medical services to Ichilov and...
  • Hamas Forms [teen] "Liberation Army" in Gaza, Thanks to EU Support

    01/21/2015 11:54:54 AM PST · by pabianice · 9 replies
    Gatestone ^ | 1/21/15 | Abu Toameh
    The Palestinian Islamist movement in the Gaza Strip, Hamas, has intensified its efforts to achieve the destruction of Israel. Hamas has obviously interpreted these two decisions -- by the EU court (to remove Hamas from the list of terror organizations) and the International Criminal Court -- as a green light to proceed with its plans to eliminate Israel. The main goal of Hamas's "Liberation Army" is, of course, to prepare for war against Israel, according to Hamas spokesman, Mushir al-Masri. "The main purpose of these training camps is to prepare an army for the liberation of Palestine and its holy...
  • German official urges Israel: work with international court

    01/20/2015 9:40:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 20, 2015 8:37 AM EST
    Germany’s top human rights official has urged Israel to cooperate with the International Criminal Court probe into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories. After the investigation was announced last week, Israel’s government immediately said it would not work with The Hague-based court and called for its funding to be cut. The government’s human rights commissioner, Christoph Strässer, said in an interview published Tuesday that Israel’s reaction was counterproductive. …
  • Netanyahu: Israel Rejects the 'Absurd' ICC War Crimes Probe

    01/17/2015 2:37:52 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/1/15
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Saturday evening released a strong statement of condemnation on the International Criminal Court (ICC) decision last Friday, in which it chose to launch a preliminary probe into charges of Israeli "war crimes." “Israel rejects the absurd decision of the ICC prosecutor," said Netanyahu. "It’s absurd for the ICC to ignore international law and agreements, under which the Palestinians don't have a state and can only get one through direct negotiations with Israel." Reportedly Netanyahu spoke with US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday night, requesting American support in preventing the ICC action against Israel....
  • Report: Abbas 'Willing' to Give Israel a Break on ICC

    01/15/2015 3:51:40 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/1/15 | Moshe Cohen
    A Lebanese newspaper reported that Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas told Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi that the Palestinian Authority would not file a case against Israel in the International Criminal Court if negotiations between Israel and the PA resumed “in the coming weeks.” According to the report in the Al-Ahabar newspaper, Abbas made the comments to Sisi during their meeting in Cairo Wednesday. The PA several weeks ago formally requested membership in the ICC. Approval of the PA's membership is expected within two months. Last week, the PA recognized the ICC's jurisdiction to investigate what it said were Israeli war...
  • UN Says Palestine To Join ICC April 1, Israel Documents Palestinian Terror

    01/06/2015 9:45:04 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 12 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | January 6, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJanuary 6, 2015 — New York, NY … UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated this evening that the state of Palestine will join the International Criminal Court on April 1. This action will enable the Palestinians to pursue war-crimes charges against Israel. As Israel is not a member of the International Criminal Court, it is not required to participate in any investigations by the ICC. The Israel Defense Forces are conducting their own internal investigations of any possible wrong doing and this may very well suffice for the ICC. The Palestinian Authority, which is in a...
  • US Slams Freeze on PA Tax Revenues (Jen Psaki attacks Israel again)

    01/05/2015 12:21:13 PM PST · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/5/2015, 9:01 PM
    The United States said Monday it opposes a move by Israel to freeze the transfer of tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority in retaliation for its bid to join the International Criminal Court, AFP reports Monday. "This step is one that raises tensions as others do," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, referring to the freeze on revenue transfers to the Palestinian Authority. The Palestinian Authority (PA) formally presented a request to the United Nations on Friday to join the ICC, in a move firmly opposed by both Israel and the United States.
  • Abbas files war crimes complaint against Israel at ICC

    01/02/2015 8:55:12 AM PST · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 1, 2015, 8:47 pm | Tamar Pileggi
    Palestinian source says Hamas, Islamic Jihad willing to risk counter-suit should Israel be investigated Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has asked the International Criminal Court to investigate Israel for war crimes allegedly committed during the 50-day war with Hamas and other Gaza terror groups last summer. In the request filed with the Dutch Embassy Thursday morning, Abbas asked the court in The Hague to investigate Israel retroactively for alleged war crimes starting from June 13, 2014 — a day after three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and murdered by a Hamas cell in the West Bank, an unnamed NGO worker told...
  • Israel, US Urge ICC To Reject Palestinian Bid To Join

    01/01/2015 7:38:24 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 5 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | January 1, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem — January 1, 2015 … Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a discussion this afternoon on the Palestinian Authority’s application to various international treaties, and made the following remarks at the end of the meeting: “We expect the International Criminal Court to reject outright the Palestinian Authority’s hypocritical act because the Palestinian Authority is not a state,” said Netanyahu. “It is an entity in alliance with a terrorist organization, Hamas, which perpetuates war crimes. The State of Israel is a nation of laws with a moral army that upholds international law. We will defend...
  • Low traffic on ICC prompts calls for lower tolls to ease congestion on local roads

    11/28/2014 6:07:01 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 27, 2014 | Katherine Shaver
    Welmoed Sisson’s drive between her northern Montgomery County home and her business clients across the Maryland suburbs often includes a trip on the Intercounty Connector, a toll highway with so little traffic that Sisson can’t recall ever tapping her brakes. Almost 19 miles of pavement with no one in her way. Ever. Not even at rush hour. “It’s not an empty wasteland,” said Sisson, 54, who owns a home inspection business with her husband. “But it’s certainly nowhere near the volume of the free roads in the area. . . . It’s nice, but then again, you’re paying for that...
  • Coalition Seeks to Send North Korea to International Court Over Rights Abuses

    10/25/2014 5:24:10 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    NYT ^ | OCT. 25, 2014 | SOMINI SENGUPTA
    Coalition Seeks to Send North Korea to International Court Over Rights Abuses By SOMINI SENGUPTA OCT. 25, 2014 UNITED NATIONS — Seven months after a groundbreaking report documenting how North Korea tortured and starved its citizens, a broad coalition of countries is pushing for the first time to refer Pyongyang to the International Criminal Court for prosecution of crimes against humanity. Japan and the European Union circulated a draft resolution last week among United Nations member states that encourages the Security Council to refer North Korea to the tribunal in The Hague; 43 countries have so far signed on in...
  • PA Official Opposes Joining ICC so as to 'Shoot Israelis'

    08/27/2014 3:39:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/8/14 | Ari Yashar
    A senior Palestinian Authority (PA) official last Friday opposed his organization's aspirations to sue Israel for "war crimes" at the International Criminal Court (ICC). His reason - such a move might prevent Arabs under PA jurisdiction from "shooting Israelis." The official, Abbas Zaki, is a leader in PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction. His comments came in an interview on the Lebanese Palestine Today TV, which was translated by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW). "I'm against signing the Rome Statute (i.e., joining the ICC) as long as our country is occupied. If tomorrow you shoot, they'll say you signed an agreement,"...
  • PA Continuing with Efforts to Join International Criminal Court

    08/05/2014 3:51:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/8/14 | Elad Benari
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) is continuing its efforts to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Ma’an news agency reported on Tuesday. According to the report, the PA’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Riyad al-Maliki, met with ICC officials to discuss the Israeli operation in Gaza. During his visit, Al-Maliki inquired about the legal procedures necessary for the PA to join the ICC and sign the Rome Statute in order to take action against possible Israeli war crimes in Gaza, according to the report. Al-Maliki said he would consult members of the Palestinian Authority government on the matter after his visit. He...
  • Gansler supports commuter discount on ICC

    02/10/2014 10:16:51 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | February 7, 2014 | Michael Dresser
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, running for the Democratic nomination for governor, proposed Friday that the state give commuters a break on the tolls on the Intercounty Connector in the Washington suburbs. Gansler's campaign issued a statement and a video in which the candidate asserted that ICC traffic and revenue are well below projections because of high tolls. According to the Gansler camp, usage is 20 percent lower than expected and revenues are 20-45 percent below projections. The attorney general said his plan for a 50 percent discount for commuters who make at least 15 trips a month on the...
  • BREAKING/UNFOLDING: EGYPT FILES CRIMINAL TERROR CHARGES AT The ICC- AGAINST OBAMA!

    11/23/2013 6:57:06 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 77 replies
    Adina Kutnicki ^ | November 13, 2013 | Commentary By Adina Kutnicki
    Americans should internalize they are in a whirlwind of trouble, particularly when Egypt’s leaders (not exactly a bastion of freedom and liberty seekers) are the ones taking the lead, that is, in pushing back against the leader of the free world. Its essence revolves around Barack HUSSEIN Obama’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood Mafia. They have an incontrovertible case to bring before the International Criminal Court, aka the ICC. What an upside down world. Alice-in-Wonderland time…down the rabbit hole…loony tunes too. In this regard, HOT on the heels of yesterday’s commentary, REVEALED: MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD MAFIA COMPLETES ‘PHASE 3′ FROM ‘THE...
  • The Road Less Traveled

    10/01/2013 1:48:42 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Bethesday Magazine ^ | September 2013 | Eugene L. Meyer
    Driven on the Intercounty Connector lately? No? You’re not alone. Many haven’t. The 18.8-mile highway—the first stretch of which opened two and a half years ago after great hype and amid great controversy—is the road less traveled. Traffic counts are well below early projections, and revenue from tolls—needed to pay off the bonds that were sold to build the road—is far less than originally anticipated. The initial estimated cost of $1 billion has ballooned to $2.4 billion—or as much as $4 billion if you include interest payments. Consequently, all tolls on Maryland highways, bridges and tunnels have been raised in...
  • Sudan's Bashir, wanted by the ICC, says he will travel to U.N.

    09/22/2013 7:56:37 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, wanted by the International Criminal Court on genocide charges, said on Sunday he planned to attend this week's U.N. General Assembly and had already booked a hotel in New York. Washington has led calls for Bashir to face international justice over bloodshed in the now decade-old conflict in Sudan's Darfur region, and a senior State Department official said last week that Bashir would "not receive a warm welcome" if he traveled to New York.
  • Pricing recommendations for I-95 express toll lanes approved

    09/19/2013 7:49:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | September 19, 2013 | Kevin Rector
    Rush-hour commuters could pay nearly $5 a day in tolls to travel back and forth on a seven-mile stretch of express toll lanes set to open next year along Interstate 95 east and north of Baltimore, according to proposed pricing approved Thursday by the board of the Maryland Transportation Authority. The new lanes, scheduled to open late next year, would offer a quicker travel option for commuters willing to pay. The suggested tolls vary by the time of day and the type of vehicle, but a car traveling on the toll lanes during peak hours would pay between 25 cents...
  • Morocco: Christian jailed for "shaking the faith of a Muslim"

    09/12/2013 2:19:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/12/2013 | Robert Spencer
    Clearly the officials who fined and jailed this Christian were moderates; in Saudi Arabia he would have been executed. Islamic Tolerance Alert from modern, moderate Morocco: "Moroccan Christian Jailed for 'Shaking the Faith of a Muslim,'" by Joseph DeCaro for Worthy News, September 12: RABAT, MOROCCO (Worthy News)– A Moroccan Christian has been fined and jailed for "shaking the faith of a Muslim." Spreading Christianity is prohibited under Article 220 of the Moroccan Penal Code; the maximum sentence for this offense is three to six months' imprisonment, but in a September hearing, Mohamed el Baldi was convicted and sentenced to...
  • Kenyan VP 'orchestrated ethnic killings', ICC told

    09/10/2013 3:09:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    AFP on Yahoo News ^ | 9/10/13 | Jan Hennop
    Kenyan Vice President William Ruto orchestrated a campaign of ethnic killings "to satisfy his thirst for power" after disputed 2007 elections, prosecutors said Tuesday at the start of his trial at the International Criminal Court. Ruto, 46, and co-accused Kenyan radio boss Joshua arap Sang, 38, pleaded not guilty to charges of stoking the worst violence in the east African country since independence in 1963. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Ruto's former political foe turned ally, goes on trial at the ICC on November 12. He also proclaims his innocence. The start of the high-stakes case, with the ICC's reputation on...
  • Kenya moves to leave international court

    09/05/2013 9:41:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 5, 2013 12:11 PM ED | Jason Straziuso and Tom Odula
    Kenya’s parliament on Thursday passed a motion to withdraw from the International Criminal Court just before the country’s president and deputy president face trial at The Hague for allegedly orchestrating post-election violence more than five years ago. Citing the fact that the United States and other world powers are not members, the majority leader of Kenya’s parliament on Thursday argued that Kenya should withdraw from the statute that created the ICC. … The Kenyan debate is a reaction to the start next week of the trial at The Hague of Deputy President William Ruto. Ruto and President Uhuru Kenyatta face...
  • Domestic Spying Revelation Could Be Devastating For The Obama White House

    06/06/2013 5:30:26 AM PDT · by blam · 118 replies
    TBI - The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-6-2013 | Peter Foster
    Domestic Spying Revelation Could Be Devastating For The Obama White House Peter Foster, The Telegraph June. 6, 2013, 6:46 AM The Obama administration will be bracing itself for a torrent of hostile questions this morning following the apparent revelation that the National Security Agency has been data-mining the phone records of tens of millions of ordinary Americans. Not to be confused with eaves-dropping, or bugging the phones of those suspected of conspiring to commit a terrorist or criminal offence, the top secret court order published by The Guardian appears to show that the NSA has been trawling the anonymous 'metadata'...
  • Intercounty Connector as 'American Autobahn?'

    04/25/2013 8:57:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Laurel Patch ^ | April 25, 2013 | Greg Cohen
    The speed limit on the Intercounty Connector was recently raised from 55 mph to 60 mph. Should it go even higher? The road—also known as MD 200—was designed for speeds up to 60 mph. But that's not stopping one Washington Post reader from insisting the state should turn the ICC into the American autobahn. The German highway allows drivers many long stretches of road without any speed limit. In his letter to The Washington Post, Bethesda resident Brian Moore says it's a concept Maryland should at least consider:
  • Nearly 7K speeding tickets issued on ICC

    04/01/2013 4:28:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    WTOP ^ | March 29, 2013 | Ari Ashe
    LAUREL, Md. - Since the Intercounty Connector opened, nearly 7,000 speeding tickets have been issued, according to documents obtained by WTOP. While most tickets are clearly violations, some raise questions for drivers. Police issued nearly 200 tickets to drivers going less than 65 mph in a 55 mph zone. On Oct. 6, 2011, a driver was ticketed for going 59 mph. "That's crazy. I've never heard of that before and I don't understand it," says Sergio Gutierrez of Laurel. He says it's confusing, especially with the recent story of Maryland State Police ticketing a woman for driving 62 mph in...
  • Kerry's Offer: Release Prisoners and They'll Renew Talks(Israel-Palestine)

    03/23/2013 7:17:58 PM PDT · by haffast · 32 replies
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Saturday evening, after earlier discussing ways to push a new peace plan with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, U.S. and Israeli sources said. A radio report said Netanyahu and Kerry had a first round of private talks and were then joined by Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, Netanyahu's personal envoy Yitzhak Molcho and his national security adviser Yaakov Amidror. Channel 10 News reported that Kerry is planning on offering Israel and the PA an outline which would see Israel releasing terrorists from its prisons and transferring areas...
  • Islamists Stealing Christian Children to Train as Suicide Bombers

    02/11/2013 9:45:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 2/11/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that 19 children, who were to be sold to fundamentalist Islamic boarding schools (madrassas), have been rescued. Traffickers lied to the children’s parents, saying they would take the children to Christian boarding schools in Dhaka, when in fact, they were intending to sell the children to various madrassas. Students from Dhaka University discovered the children and rescued them. This is not the first instance of Christian children being trafficked to madrassas, as upwards of 150 children have been rescued from similar situations since July 2012.
  • Israel must remove all Jewish settlers from occupied West Bank

    01/31/2013 6:35:10 AM PST · by haffast · 27 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 1-31-2013 | Anne Sewell
    A report emanating from a UN human rights inquiry has called on Israel to remove all Jewish settlers from the West Bank and to immediately cease expansion. According to the report, the settlements violate international law and are merely an attempt to drive out Palestinians through intimidation. The report comes from an inquiry led by French judge Christine Chanet and was based on interviews with 50 Palestinians, describing land grabs, violence, and damages to livelihood, and reads, "Israel must, in compliance with article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, cease all settlement activities without preconditions.” The report further states that...
  • House bill could raise ICC speed limit to 70 (Maryland)

    01/31/2013 5:54:51 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Gazette ^ | January 28, 2013 | Sylvia Carignan
    This story was corrected on Jan. 29, 2013. An explanation follows the story. The speed limit on the Intercounty Connector could reach 70 miles per hour if a bill, introduced during the General Assembly's current session, passes. Del. Aruna Miller (D-Dist. 15) of Darnestown and Del. Neil Parrott (R-Dist. 2B) of Hagerstown are co-sponsoring the bill that would raise the maximum speed limit on interstates and expressways statewide from 65 to 70 miles per hour. The speed limit on the ICC would automatically increase from 55 to 70 miles per hour if the bill is passed. The Maryland Transportation Authority...
  • Md. may increase speed limit on ICC

    01/07/2013 5:06:36 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    WTOP ^ | January 4, 2013 | Ari Ashe
    WASHINGTON - The Intercounty Connector, a highway that stretches between Gaithersburg and Laurel in Maryland, could see an increase in its speed limit this year. An engineering study found the speed limit of the highway could be raised from its current limit of 55 mph to 60 mph. The ICC, which opened in 2011, gives commuters a quick way to get from Interstate 270 to Interstate 95. "We wanted to have one year of actual operating experience before we looked at speed limits at all," Maryland Transportation Authority Executive Secretary Harold M. Bartlett tells WTOP. Bartlett says he thinks there...
  • ICC Examining 'Legal Implications' of PA Statehood Bid

    12/01/2012 2:49:54 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/11/12 | Elad Benari
    The International Criminal Court's (ICC) prosecutor's office said on Friday it was considering the legal implications after the UN General Assembly's overwhelming vote to recognize the Palestinian Authority as a non-member state. "The Office of the Prosecutor takes note of the decision" and will now "consider the legal implications of this resolution," it said in a statement sent to AFP but declined to elaborate. In 2009, the PA asked the ICC prosecutor's office to investigate alleged war crimes committed by the IDF during Operation Cast Lead in Gaza. However, only a state can launch such a request under international law,...
  • ICC users rack up unpaid tolls

    11/20/2012 1:06:40 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 19, 2012 | Katherine Shaver
    Nearly one in three motorists who use the Intercounty Connector without an E-ZPass transponder don’t pay the toll later, making Maryland’s newest and most expensive highway home to a toll violation rate four times higher than the state average. Individual motorists racked up as much as $1,418 each in unpaid tolls after driving on the ICC, or Route 200, as many as 430 times during the first six months of this year. A rental car company owed $4,263 in ICC toll debt, while a construction company accrued $2,241 for 65 unpaid trips during that time. The new 18.8-mile highway between...
  • Proof Positive - In My Opinion (who created Innocence of Muslims)(Obama)

    09/20/2012 10:33:42 PM PDT · by TigersEye · 145 replies
    Youtube ^ | Sept. 20, 2012 | Montagraph
    Proof Positive - In My Opinion True Source Found For "Innocence of Muslims." (Obama)This is a Youtube video produced by user Montagraph who speculated that "Innocence of Muslims" was a false flag op. So did I. He has done a lot of work tracing numerous websites connected to the original uploading of the now famous video. His narrative starts out very slow but give it a chance. He does explain it all in detail and has sourced it all with URLs below his vid. Montagraph declines to say that his evidence is definitive so you be the judge. The internet...
  • NAZIS, COMMUNISTS, ARAB NATIONALIST TERRORISTS: ONE CAMP, ONE KAMPF

    02/15/2005 8:40:00 PM PST · by Calpernia · 14 replies · 721+ views
    Various ^ | Aug 11 2004 | Elliott A Green
    The most striking proof that the Arab anti-Israel cause is a common meeting ground for both Nazis and Communists --and that the Arabs welcomed supporters of both ilks-- lies in the friendship of Carlos, the notorious master terrorist who served the PLO, with Fran*ois Genoud, an old Nazi, one of the leading Nazis in pre-War Switzerland, later a financier who provided funds for Habash's faction of the PLO. "Carlos" (his nom de guerre) was what is called a "red diaper baby." His fabulously rich father, a Venezuelan lawyer and owner of estates, gave "Carlos" the name Ilich, Lenin's patronymic, as...
  • Cracks Being Fixed in 10 Bridges on Intercounty Connector

    09/19/2012 10:25:30 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Takoma Park Patch ^ | September 18, 2012 | Sebastian Montes
    Engineers for Maryland's most high-tech highway are nearly half way to mending hairline fractures found in 10 of the bridges that carry the Intercounty Connector between Gaithersburg and Laurel. Repair work has wrapped up on four of those bridges and is set to start this week on three more. But who’s to blame for cracks at two other bridges remains at question. The contractor who designed those bridges is disputing the state’s assessment that the cracks are the contractor's fault. The ICC’s western third opened in February 2011 amid a flurry of both fanfare and skepticism. Eight months later, inspectors...
  • What To Do Against Belgium

    02/13/2003 1:22:24 PM PST · by anotherview · 32 replies · 563+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 13 February 2003
    What To Do Against Belgium MK Tzvi Hendel (National Union) recommends that Israel try Belgian leaders for their participation in war crimes committed by Belgium during its conquest of the Congo up til 1960. "This will enable the world to see the Belgians' chutzpah and hypocrisy," Hendel said. It is estimated that between 1880 and 1920, ten million Africans in the Belgian Congo were the victims of murder, starvation, exhaustion induced by over-work, and disease. Well-documented claims allege that women were systematically raped and that the local populace endured kidnapping, looting and village burnings. An article in the London-based Guardian...
  • Nobel Winner Desmond Tutu Calls For G. W. Bush & Tony Blair To Be Tried At The Hague For Iraq War

    09/02/2012 3:18:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 53 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 2, 2012
    Groan.Via BBC: Tony Blair and George W Bush should be taken to the International Criminal Court in The Hague over the Iraq war, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said.Writing in the UK’s Observer newspaper, he accused the former leaders of lying about weapons of mass destruction.The Iraq military campaign had made the world more unstable “than any other conflict in history”, he said.Mr Blair responded by saying “this is the same argument we have had many times with nothing new to say”.Earlier this week, Archbishop Tutu, a veteran peace campaigner who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 in recognition of...
  • Christian minister accused of “Crime against Humanity”

    03/15/2012 7:53:37 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 4 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Christian minister accused of “Crime against Humanity” Scott Lively targeted by an international homosexualist plot By Julio Severo Two years ago, Scott Lively, author of “The Pink Swastika”, addressed members of the Ugandan Parliament, which was considering a bill criminalizing homosexuality. Lively urged an emphasis on therapy rather than punishment, and, after the bill was released he opposed the death penalty provision. Scott Lively: accused of “Crime against Humanity” Now, on March 14th a lawsuit was filed in an American court alleging that Lively committed the “Crime Against Humanity,” by speaking against homosexuality in Uganda. The plaintiffs say that his...
  • Drivers ask: Where's the ICC bill?

    08/25/2012 6:33:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    WTOP ^ | August 24, 2012 | Adam Tuss
    WASHINGTON - If you drive on the InterCounty Connector in Maryland without an E- ZPass, you are supposed to be sent a bill in the mail for the toll. But some may be asking, "Where is my bill?" Several drivers tell WTOP they are surprised at how long it takes to actually receive a notification in the mail from the all-electronic toll road. ICC leaders are aware of the issue. "For a Maryland license plate, it can take more than three weeks to receive the notice. For an out of state plate, it can take longer," writes Maryland Transportation Authority...
  • Australia urges Libya to ensure security of detained lawyer

    06/10/2012 4:45:40 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 4 replies
    Radio Australia ^ | 10 June 2012 | anon
    The Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr has called on Libyan authorities to ensure the security of an Australian lawyer detained in Libya. Melinda Taylor is an International Criminal Court lawyer who was in Libya ahead of proceedings against Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the country's former ruler Muammar Gaddafi. She was detained on Thursday for alleged breaches of Libyan national security. Senator Carr says consular officials are trying to get access to Ms Taylor and consular staff have been in touch with her family. The Australian Lawyers Alliance has called on the Libyan Government to immediately release Ms Taylor....
  • Shahroudi Says All Muslim Sates Support Hizbollah

    07/15/2002 3:46:08 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 170+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | July 15 2002
    DAMASCUS -- Lebanese Hizbollah is an independent body which enjoys the protection of all Muslim states, Iran's Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Mohmoud Hashemi Shahroudi told foreign reporters here on Sunday. Shahroudi also called on Muslim and Arab states to back the Lebanese resistant movement, IRNA reported. The U.S has adopted a double-standard policy in its war on terror and is using it as an 'excuse' to crush nations in support of the Israeli regime, Shahroudi said when asked by the Xinhua news agency. The Judiciary official further said that the Islamic Republic is working alongside Muslim and Arab states on a...
  • State looks at all-electronic toll collection

    03/14/2012 6:40:50 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | March 13, 2012 | Candus Thomson
    Maryland may eventually do away with tollbooths on the state's highways, bridges and tunnels and switch to electronic toll collection. A preliminary report by the Maryland Transportation Authority concluded that converting its seven toll plazas is feasible but would cost as much as $180 million. Transportation officials initiated the study as they look for long-term savings and ways to reduce travel time and increase highway safety. "It's something we're interested in doing. It's something the industry is moving toward. But it's complicated and we're in the earliest stages," said Harold Bartlett, the transportation authority's executive secretary. At least eight states...
  • Intercounty Connector traffic lighter than many expected

    02/24/2012 1:29:59 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    WJLA ^ | February 22, 2012 | John Gonzalez
    The Intercounty Connector, the new toll road that connects Gaithersburg to Laurel, was envisioned and created to alleviate the traffic headaches that have plagued local roads and the Capital Beltway for decades. While some trips for commuters have been cut in half, though, some officials and commuters have been left to wonder why the $3 billion highway looks so empty. Maryland Transit Administration officials say that the average ridership on the ICC - which is hovering around 21,000 cars per day - is exactly where they want to be. That's a stark distinction, though, from preliminary traffic and revenue studies,...
  • Saudi Arabian Officials Assault, Strip Search Christian Prisoners-

    01/25/2012 5:50:22 PM PST · by bayouranger · 11 replies
    http://www.persecution.org/ ^ | 1-24-12 | ICC Staff
    ICC Urges Saudi Arabia to Release the Prisoners Washington, D.C. (January 24, 2012) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Saudi Arabian officials strip searched 29 Christian women and assaulted six Christian men after arresting them for holding a prayer meeting at a private home in Jeddah. The prisoners are currently being held at Briman prison in Jeddah. “We feel humiliated because the security officials stripped searched us. They used the same glove to search several of us at the same time. Some of my friends are suffering from physical pain to their private parts due to the unsanitary...
  • Take the ICC and exit at Norwood — where?

    01/07/2012 8:28:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 6, 2012 | Katherine Shaver
    Drivers leaving the newly opened Intercounty Connector at Exit 10 for Layhill Road have a choice listed on the big, green overhead sign: They can head south onto Layhill to go to Glenmont or travel north to go to Norwood. Norwood? “Anybody who’s lived here any length of time would say, ‘Norwood? Where’s Norwood?’ ” said Elizabeth Hartge, a lifelong resident of the area whose great-great-grandfather built the family homestead in 1855. Even local history buffs are stumped. “I wouldn’t know to call it Norwood,” said Cathy Case, interim director at the nearby Sandy Spring Museum and a resident of the...