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  • Terror Plot In Tampa; CAIR Defends Suspect

    01/10/2012 7:35:00 PM PST · by bayouranger · 10 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 1-10-12 | IPT News
    “We all have to die, so why not die the Islamic way?” Sami Osmakac, a 25-year-old immigrant who plotted a suicide terror attack in Tampa,told a confidential informant. When the informer tried once more to dissuade him from his plans, by asking whether he wanted to get married and have children, Osmakac replied that he would build his family in Paradise. Osmakac was arrested Saturday night, after receiving nonfunctioning guns and explosives from the FBI and making a martyrdom video. Although he initially planned to blow up a car bomb outside of Tampa’s nightlife district of Ybor City, he altered...
  • Feds: Man planned terrorism attacks in Tampa

    01/09/2012 8:50:17 AM PST · by NautiNurse · 15 replies
    Tampa Tribune via ^ | January 9, 2012 | ELAINE SILVESTRINI
    Federal agents over the weekend arrested a Pinellas Park man described as having extremist jihadist beliefs who wanted to blow up a target in Tampa and create "terror" in victims' hearts. "I want to do something terrifying," he said, according to a federal complaint, "like one day, one night, something's going to happen. Then six hours later, something else." Sami Osmakac, 25, was taken into custody after an FBI sting operation in which he tried to buy explosives, at least 10 grenades, Uzis and an AK-47, authorities said. Osmakac's intended target shifted over the course of the investigation, which spanned...
  • Suspected Islamic Extremist Arrested in Plot to Bomb, Shoot Up Locations in Tampa, Fla

    01/09/2012 8:50:47 AM PST · by Kartographer · 30 replies
    AP/Winnipeg Free Press ^ | 1/9/12 | Tamara Lush
    Authorities say a 25-year-old described as an Islamic extremist was arrested in a plot to attack sites around Tampa, Florida, after taking possession of disabled guns and bombs The U.S. Department of Justice announced the arrest of Sami Osmakac on Monday. Authorities say Osmakac is a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in the former Yugoslavia. He has been charged with one count of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. His first appearance in federal court is scheduled for Monday afternoon. Federal officials say a confidential source told them that Osmakac wanted Al Qaeda flags. The federal complaint...
  • Suspected Islamic extremist arrested in plan to bomb, shoot up Tampa-area sites

    01/10/2012 9:13:25 AM PST · by Cronos · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9 Jan 2012 | AP
    A Kosovo-born man was charged with plotting to attack Tampa-area nightclubs and a sheriff’s office with bombs and an assault rifle to avenge wrongs done to Muslims, federal authorities said Monday. According to a federal complaint, 25-year-old Sami Osmakac recorded an eight-minute video shortly before his arrest explaining why he wanted to bring terror to his “victims’ hearts” in the Tampa Bay area. Osmakac is a naturalized American citizen born in Kosovo, then part of the former Yugoslavia in eastern Europe. In the video, Osmakac is seen cross-legged on the floor with a pistol in his hand and an AK-47...
  • Hey Media: Another Nightclub Shooting, This Time No Massacre

    07/01/2016 6:33:37 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 14 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 1, 2016 | Scott Whitlock
    A man with a concealed carry permit in South Carolina prevented a massacre in a nightclub. But this example of Second Amendment saving lives hasn’t garnered media interests. According to a report on The Federalist, “A man with a concealed carry license stopped a shooter after the latter opened fire on a crowd of people at a nightclub in South Carolina early Sunday morning.” Writer Bre Payton explained, “After getting into a fight with another person, the 32-year-old suspect pulled out a gun and began to fire at a crowd of people gathered outside of the club, hitting and injuring...
  • Chicago man drives 1,200 miles to deliver 49 handmade wooden crosses to Orlando

    06/19/2016 4:24:02 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 June 2016 | Anneta Konstantinides For
    As Orlando continues to reel a week after the worst mass shooting in US history consumed the city in tragedy, one Chicago man is traveling thousands of miles to deliver comfort. Greg Zanis, 65, drove 1,200 miles from his home to the Orlando Regional Medical Center to deliver 49 wooden crosses he made by hand. Each of the three-foot-tall white crosses bears the name of the 49 victims who were murdered at the gay nightclub Pulse during Latin night on June 12.
  • A Tale Of Two Terrorists

    06/15/2016 3:43:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies ^ | June 15, 2016 | Lloyd Billingsley
    On June 7, Nicholas Teausant, the aspiring ISIS fighter from California, was sentenced to 12 years in prison. As he handed down the judgment, U.S. District Judge John Mendez told Teausant “There is no room for error. The risks are too high.” Omar Mateen, the Muslim racist who on June 11 gunned down 49 innocent people at an Orlando, Florida, nightclub, confirms that the judge’s statement is all too true.
  • Wait, what? The Pulse Night Club is a civil rights organization?

    06/14/2016 5:42:24 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 21 replies
    LA Times | June 12th, 2016 | Obama
    In the wake of a horrific tragedy, once again our President is politicizing events. He cannot call islamic terrorism "islamic terrorism", and then there's this: Obama's full remarks on Orlando nightclub shootingThe place where they were attacked is more than a nightclub — it is a place of solidarity and empowerment where people have come together to raise awareness, to speak their minds, and to advocate for their civil rights. Unreal. The place where they were attacked is a place to advocate for their civil rights. Hey, he said it. The link is the full transcript. I'm seeing shades of...
  • Where Does the Hate Come From?

    06/13/2016 4:04:02 AM PDT · by milton23 · 33 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/12/2016 | Nolan Peterson
    I was driving from Sarasota, Florida, to Washington in the pre-dawn hours Sunday morning when my iPhone chirped a news alert. More than 50 people dead at a nightclub shooting in Orlando. The deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. And later, news that the gunman reportedly called 911 to declare his loyalty to Islamic State before committing the act, investigators said. The preceding Monday, less than a week earlier, I had returned to the United States for only my second visit in about two years. In the intervening time I had been on the front lines in Ukraine, in Iraq,...
  • Orlando Nightclub Shooter Called 911 to Pledge Allegiance to ISIS

    06/12/2016 10:28:27 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 126 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 12, 2016 | TRACY CONNOR and ERIK ORTIZ
    The gunman who opened fire at a gay Florida nightclub early Sunday, shooting over 100 people, had called 911 moments before to pledge allegiance to the leader of ISIS, law enforcement sources told NBC News. But as investigators try to determine if extremism motivated Omar Mateen, 29, to attack the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, his family believes he was pushed over the edge by pure hate against the LGBT community.
  • 'We consider this an act of terrorism,' 20 dead inside Pulse Nightclub, officials say

    06/12/2016 4:35:00 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 185 replies
    During a press conference Sunday morning, FBI spokesman Danny Banks officially classified the shootings at Pulse Nightclub as an "act of terrorism." The FBI, along with numerous other agencies, was investigating the shooting and it was not clear if it was an act of domestic or foreign terrorism.
  • Breaking: Orlando Pulse nightclub: multiple dead

    06/12/2016 4:24:14 AM PDT · by Enchante · 149 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 06/12/2016 | Christal Hayes and Gal Tziperman Lotan
    A gunman took multiple people hostage overnight inside Pulse nightclub in Orlando, where "multiple people" were killed and 42 were injured, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said at a morning news conference. The gunman, who has not been identified, was carrying an assault rifle, a handgun and a "device." The Orange County Sheriff;s Office hazardous device team is now searching the area. Dozens of emergency vehicles surrounded the chaotic scene at the club at 1912 S. Orange Ave. after the 2 a.m. shooting and rescue squads were transporting multiple victims to area hospitals.
  • (Islamic terrorist) Gunman opens fire at Orlando gay nightclub

    06/12/2016 2:15:06 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 491 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 12 June 2016 | Nicole Hensley
    Gunshots rang out at an Orlando, Fla., gay club, striking at least 20 people early Sunday, according to a WESH-TV report. A witness saw what appeared to be one assailant opening fire with a semi-automatic firearm inside the nightclub and another outside the south Orlando venue from a vehicle. “We were just leaving the club and we started hearing the shots,” clubber Anthony Torres told the Daily News. “Everyone was running and screaming.”
  • Bucharest nightclub fire kills 26 [180 wounded in blast]

    10/30/2015 5:33:40 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 29 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 31 October 2015 | Barney Henderson, and Harriet Alexander
    26 people have been killed and scores injured in a Bucharest nightclub fire • Bucharest nightclub fire kills dozens • 150 wounded in blast • Fireworks reportedly caused the fire • Foreigners thought to be among the victims
  • Argentine judge orders arrest warrant for Justin Bieber related to 2013 nightclub incident

    04/10/2015 3:33:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/10/15 | Debora Ray - AP
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine judge has issued an arrest warrant for Justin Bieber on Friday, saying the singer failed to respond to summons related to allegations he ordered bodyguards to attack a photographer in 2013. Judge Alberto Julio Banos ordered the "immediate detention" of Bieber and bodyguards Hugo Alcides Hesny and Terrence Reche Smalls. An email sent to a Bieber representative was not immediately returned.
  • Club for Jesus, a Gospel-Filled Nightclub, Aims to Share Christ With Seekers, Sinners Alike

    01/11/2014 6:17:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/11/2014 | TYLER O'NEIL
    For those who want the nightclub scene without the drinking and solicitations for sex, Club for Jesus in Waldorf, Md., offers a fun atmosphere where believers and nonbelievers can have a good time. "Just because you're saved doesn't mean you can't dance," Yolanda Darby told The Christian Post in an interview on Friday. Darby said she was inspired to create Club for Jesus when she discovered the need for "an alternative place to go dance or party without drinking, without being picked up." Traditional churches end up stifling people, Darby said. "Ninety-nine percent of church people are the ones who...
  • Brazil nightclub fire likely killed more than 200: police

    01/27/2013 3:57:57 AM PST · by nuconvert · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 27, 2013
    -excerpt- Major Gerson da Rosa Ferreira, overseeing rescue efforts at the scene for the military police, told reporters that 159 bodies had already been identified and removed from the nightclub in the southern city of Santa Maria.
  • Austin-Based Hizballah-Linked Nightclub Owners Convicted

    10/24/2012 2:49:36 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies
    SNIPPET: "Actually, two have been convicted by a jury for using their nightclubs to launder the proceeds of drug and weapons deals, one was acquitted of money laundering but has pled guilty to a drug trafficking charge, and one of those convicted of money laundering has now been charged with tax evasion. And that's not to mention the failure to pay state liquor taxes and fees, the unsolved murder of a one-time business partner, and various immigration-related issues. Money was transferred in to a relative and known Hizballah operative in Lebanon, and there are strong ties to the Lebanese expat...
  • Alabama nightclub sponsors “Food Stamp Friday” party

    03/30/2012 11:46:18 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 28 replies
    HotAir ^ | March 30, 2012 | Tina Korbe
    Flaunting food stamps almost seems to be a trend. First, Mr. EBT released his now-infamous rap. Shortly thereafter, girls followed suit with their own version. Now, a night club in Montgomery, Ala., is hosting its very own “Food Stamp Friday” party. On April 6, the Rose Supper Club in North Montgomery will offer a discounted cover charge — and free shots — to any patron who flashes a food stamp card at the door. Not surprisingly, some Montgomery residents aren’t happy about the way the party seems to glamorize a life on government assistance.
  • Police: 9 shot at Tenn. nightclub Christmas party

    12/25/2011 11:44:56 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 66 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | 25 Dec 2011 | None
    <p>CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say nine people were shot when a fight broke out at a Chattanooga nightclub, where some 400 teens and adults were attending a Christmas party. Police say all those shot are expected to survive.</p> <p>Chattanooga police said in a press release Sunday morning that an off-duty officer who had been working at Club Fathom fired shots at a suspect who pointed a gun at him, but the gunman got away. The officer was not wounded.</p>
  • The Bouncers Are Running the Nightclub

    04/26/2011 11:17:37 AM PDT · by Tom Mullen · 10 replies ^ | 4/24/2011 | Tom Mullen
    Once upon a time there was a nightclub that was unlike any other nightclub that had ever existed. It was owned by the customers. The customers came to the nightclub to pursue their happiness, which was much easier there than in most other places. As you can imagine, most people were eager to cooperate under such conditions and generally enjoyed associating with one another. However, there was the occasional disruption. One customer might have a dispute with another over a piece of property or a love interest. Sometimes a fight broke out. There are always some people in every nightclub...
  • Moscow party crowd says Putin or bust

    03/12/2011 3:37:06 PM PST · by klpt · 10 replies ^ | March 7, 2011 | Catherine Belton
    When is a raunchy disco party, complete with half-naked women, strippers and exotic dancers, more than just a party? When it is given in honour of Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin. That’s when. Officially, the prime minister’s office frowned on the “Putin party” staged on Sunday night at Rai, one of Moscow’s most decadent clubs. Unofficially, the party will have done no harm to the prime minister’s macho image – and may even assist in launching a possible presidential election campaign later this year. The scene at Rai (Paradise) on Sunday, was an assault on the senses. A squad of...
  • 25 injured when taxi plows into crowd leaving Gaslamp club

    02/12/2011 10:44:58 AM PST · by veritas3 · 26 replies
    Singon San Diego ^ | 02122011 | Susan Shroder
    25 injured when taxi plows into crowd leaving Gaslamp club By Susan Shroder Originally published February 12, 2011 at 5:22 a.m., updated February 12, 2011 at 6:27 a.m. An injured woman on the street. An injured woman on the street. If you witnessed this incident, give our breaking news team a call at 619-293-1010. An injured woman on the street. Photos courtesy Maurice Luque, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department The taxi outside Stingaree nightclub. SAN DIEGO — Twenty-five people were injured early Saturday, six critically, when a taxi driver veered off a busy street onto a sidewalk and plowed into patrons...
  • Woman dies after fall from West Palm nightclub roof

    12/20/2010 2:32:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies · 2+ views
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | December 20, 2010 | Cynthia Roldan
    WEST PALM BEACH — A woman's night on the town ended tragically with her death after she fell from the rooftop of a well-known West Palm Beach pub early Monday morning, according to police. West Palm Beach Police spokesman Chase Scott said the woman somehow climbed up on the security rail of Sky309, the name for the top deck of the Roxy's pub on Clematis Street, around 1:30 a.m. Then, according to witnesses, the woman said "something to the extent of, 'Look what I can do,' " before losing her balance and falling two stories to the pavement, Scott said.
  • Man charged, four others sought in Miami-Dade nightclub beating caught on video

    06/23/2010 3:26:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies
    MIAMI — A man has been charged with attempted murder and police are searching for four other suspects after a beating outside a Northwest Miami-Dade nightclub that was caught on video, WPLG-Ch. 10 reports. Police say Mackendly Alexis, 30, and four other men got into an argument with 25-year-old Getro Dolicine at Coco's in the 1400 block of Northwest 119th Street on June 11. Video released by Miami-Dade Police shows a man picking up a steel rope post and slamming it against Dolicine's neck after the victim was knocked down outside the club. Dolicine was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital...
  • Newt Gingrich: 'Foolish' to focus on Michael Steele (over bondage-themed nightclub expenses)

    04/07/2010 1:39:10 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 76 replies · 960+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-04-07 | Andy Barr
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich defended Michael Steele on Monday, urging the GOP to turn its focus from the embattled chairman of the Republican National Committee. “It's foolish for Republicans to focus on Michael Steele as the person,” Gingrich said during an interview on NBC’s “Today" show. “We ought to focus on defeating Democrats, and we have a real chance to elect John Boehner as speaker and to elect Mitch McConnell as majority leader,” he said. Steele has had few defenders since it was revealed that the RNC spent nearly $2,000 at a bondage-themed nightclub. And Gingrich’s comments came only...
  • Indonesia's Anti-Pornography Law Raises Fears for Minorities, Liberals

    02/05/2010 6:07:36 AM PST · by myknowledge · 6 replies · 340+ views
    The recent arrest of six people in Indonesia over a nightclub show is raising concerns among minority groups and secularists about a new anti-pornography law. In late 2008, Indonesia's parliament passed a broad law aimed at stamping out what many politicians saw as an epidemic of pornography. Pushed by Islamic conservatives, the law outlawed anything -- from books to paintings to some bodily movements -- considered capable of raising feelings of lust. Liberals and non-Muslims opposed the law, saying it is too harsh and too broad. But there was little action -- until the arrest last month of four women...
  • UK: Jihadists who plotted to blow up shopping center had been granted permission to work...

    12/15/2009 3:20:33 PM PST · by Cindy · 2 replies · 320+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: UK: Jihadists who plotted to blow up shopping center had been granted permission to work as security guards Why not? To disallow them would have been "Islamophobic." "Manchester terror suspects cleared to work as guards," by David Leppard for The Sunday Times, December 13: Ten members of a suspected Islamist terror cell, said by MI5 to be plotting to blow up a shopping centre and a nightclub in Manchester, had been granted permission by the Home Office to work as security guards in Britain. The Pakistani students -- who were never charged...
  • Tiger Woods: Injuries Caused by Wife, Not SUV

    11/27/2009 10:50:28 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 500 replies · 21,519+ views ^ | 11/28/09 | Staff
    Tiger Woods did not suffer facial lacerations from a car accident. They were inflicted by his wife, Elin Nordegren -- according to a conversation Woods had Friday after the accident. Tiger has yet to be formally interviewed by the Florida Highway Patrol -- that should happen this afternoon. But we're told Tiger had a conversation Friday -- with a non-law enforcement type -- detailing what went down before his Escalade hit a fire hydrant. We're told he said his wife had confronted him about reports that he was seeing another woman. The argument got heated and, according to our source,...
  • 'Fat clubs' thriving in America

    10/28/2009 7:31:54 PM PDT · by Saije · 18 replies · 1,241+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 10/27/2009 | Nick Collins
    American nightclubs catering specifically for fat people are proving a hit with plus-sized partygoers looking for acceptance. Venues like Club Bounce and The Butterfly Lounge in California are aimed at people who may be made to feel unwelcome at certain fashionable nightspots because of their size. Such clubs are a relatively new development, with a handful scattered across California, mainly in coastal cities such as San Diego and San Francisco. Lisa Marie Garbo, who opened Club Bounce five years ago, said she did it for herself and others who were tired of being "the only fat girl at the local...
  • Danny Gans' Death Ruled Accidental

    06/09/2009 4:20:31 PM PDT · by Big_Monkey · 11 replies · 733+ views ^ | 09/06/09 | Unattributed
    Legendary Las Vegas performer Danny Gans' cause of death has been ruled an accidental overdose of pain medication. Clark County Coroner Michael Murphy said Danny officially died from hydromorphone toxicity due to chronic pain syndrome -- and that other contributing factors include hypertension cardiovascular disease and a disease that caused him to produce an abnormal amount of red blood cells. Murphy says Gans had a toxic reaction to the drug because of an existing heart condition. He added, "This was not drug abuse." Danny died on May 1 at his home after a family member called 911 to say he...
  • Terror police in hunt for Brit bomb cell number 2

    PHOTO CAPTION: "A second al-Qaeda terror cell is believed to be planning carnage in the UK." SNIPPET: "Senior security sources last night revealed they are hunting extremists aiming to bomb a location such as a nightclub or shopping centre. They believe the cell will target London rather than the North- West, where 11 men were arrested on Wednesday, as the capital holds more "international significance"." Evidence gleaned from the arrests was revealed to Cobra, Whitehall's emergency committee of intelligence chiefs and ministers.
  • UK: 'Terror gang' may have been 'plotting to blow up shopping centre and nightclub'

    04/09/2009 6:37:47 AM PDT · by Stoat · 45 replies · 6,441+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | April 9, 2009 | James Tozer
    Dramatic daylight terror raids on a university may have been linked to a plot to blow up a shopping centre or nightclub, police fear. Students at Liverpool John Moores University watched in shock yesterday as two men were hauled outside and forced to the ground by armed police.  Witnesses said the duo  -  students at the university's Business School  -  were wearing combat trousers and hiking jackets, and claimed there were rumours of 'a bomb' on the premises.  (edit) The raid was one of a series carried out simultaneously across the North-West in which 12 suspects believed to be...
  • Mexico, U.S.: A New Weapon in the Cartel Arsenal

    02/11/2009 11:08:23 AM PST · by AuntB · 14 replies · 1,617+ views
    Stratfor Intelligence ^ | Feb. 10, 2009 | Stratfor
    Grenades used in three recent attacks in Monterrey, Mexico, and Pharr, Texas, all originated from the same lot delivered from South Korea... That the grenade used in the third attack reportedly came from Mexico indicates that in addition to the well-known path of weapons flowing from the United States into Mexico, arms also are flowing from Mexico into the United States. The first of the three attacks targeted the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico. In the second incident, again in Monterrey, gunmen attacked a local TV station on Jan. 12 in an attempt to intimidate the news agency into cutting...
  • Terror Suspects `Targeting Italy`

    12/02/2008 1:09:43 PM PST · by knighthawk · 37 replies · 2,224+ views
    Life In Italy ^ | December 02 2008 | ANSA
    (ANSA) - Milan, December 2 - Two Moroccans arrested on Tuesday were planning terrorist attacks on targets in northern Italy after failing to make the ``necessary contacts`` to be sent abroad as jihad fighters, police said. Rachid Ilhami, 31, and Gafir Abdelkader, 42, are alleged to have been planning attacks on an immigration office and a police barracks in Milan as well as police stations, a supermarket and a night club carpark in smaller towns in the Lombardy region. Milan anti-terrorist unit chief Bruno Megale stressed that the pair were not ``an organic part of any organisation`` despite wiretapped conversations...
  • Derderians will plead; Station fire trial ends (slap on wrists in nightclub tragedy)

    09/21/2006 12:50:57 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 4 replies · 417+ views
    Providence Journal ^ | 09/21/06 | TRACY BRETON and PAUL EDWARD PARKER
    One brother gets jail, the other probation The brothers who owned The Station nightclub, where a fast- moving fire on Feb. 20, 2003, killed 100 people, have agreed to plead no contest to involuntary manslaughter charges, effectively ending the criminal prosecution against them. In exchange for their pleas, Superior Court Judge Francis J. Darigan Jr. has agreed to a sentence that calls for no jail time for one of the brothers, Jeffrey A. Derderian. Michael A. Derderian, 45, is to serve four years in prison followed by three years of probation. He also will have an 11-year suspended sentence, which...
  • Ex-Band Manager Gets Four Years in Prison for Rhode Island Nightclub Fire

    05/10/2006 2:41:33 PM PDT · by andrew2527 · 30 replies · 874+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5/10/06 | Fox News
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A former rock-band manager whose pyrotechnics caused a nightclub fire that killed 100 people was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison. Daniel Biechele, 29, could have gotten as much as 10 years behind bars under a deal he struck with prosecutors in February, when he pleaded guilty to 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter. excerptLink
  • Secret Nightclubs Open As Strip Club Restrictions Go Into Effect

    02/10/2008 5:11:36 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 113 replies · 1,401+ views ^ | 02-03-08 | AP
    CLEVELAND -- Underground nightclubs where patrons can smoke freely and watch strippers after midnight have opened in some of the city's residential neighborhoods since the state began enforcing new restrictions on strip clubs and public smoking last year, police say. Some of the nightclubs, also called "smokehouses," offer customers the opportunity to have sex with prostitutes, police said. "They have succeeded in creating this underground, sleazy, cash-only business that cannot be regulated, taxed or secured by police," said attorney Skip Lazzaro, who represents legal nightclubs. Informants have told police that patrons are mostly white suburban men. Customers bring their own...
  • Exclusive: U.K. Terror Plot -- Why the Bombs Failed

    07/05/2007 5:41:50 AM PDT · by NCjim · 31 replies · 1,461+ views
    ABC ^ | July 4, 2007
    The London bomb plot allegedly planned by a cell of doctors failed early last Friday morning because a medical syringe used as part of the firing mechanism caused a malfunction, ABC News has learned. According to nonclassified documents reviewed by ABC News, and confirmed by multiple sources, both mobile telephones initiated firing mechanisms rigged inside a Mercedes E 300 parked several yards from the front door of Tiger Tiger nightclub failed despite multiple calls to the cell phones designed to remotely trigger the devices.

    06/21/2002 7:15:35 AM PDT · by Liz · 127 replies · 6,354+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | 6/21/02 | MIKE CLAFFEY
    Queens parochial school principal who angered Catholic Church leaders by accusing a priest of looting school coffers to pay for a gay lover has won the backing of a prominent local Catholic educator. "Your courage in stopping this outrage, even at the risk to your own employment, has taught all of your pupils a lesson they will long remember," the Rev. Richard Van Houten, president of Archbishop Molloy High School in Jamaica, wrote to Barbara Samide. Van Houten went so far as to hint in the letter that he would come to Samide's rescue if she is ousted as principal...
  • Islamist gang 'plotted to bomb biggest nightclub in London'

    05/26/2006 2:55:45 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies · 700+ views
    Times Online ^ | May 26 2006 | Nicola Woolcock
    TWO Islamic extremists plotted to blow up one of Britain’s biggest nightclubs because it would “get the public talking”, the Old Bailey was told yesterday. They discussed taking jobs at a bar or club and detonating a fertiliser bomb on a Saturday night. In particular, they spoke about blowing up the Ministry of Sound in South London. But Omar Khyam, 24, and Jawad Akbar, 22, did not realise that they were being recorded by MI5. Mr Khyam boasted that the flat could not be bugged because “if they knew about it [the conspiracy] they wouldn’t wait one day to arrest...
  • UK: Talk Of Killing Dancers

    05/25/2006 1:21:49 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 25 replies · 963+ views
    Sky News ^ | May 25, 2006 | Staff
    Members of an alleged British terror cell talked of blowing up London's famous Ministry of Sound nightclub, the Old Bailey has been told. The jury heard one defendant, Jawad Akbar, said they would not be blamed for killing "those slags dancing around". In secret recordings made by security surveillance teams, Akbar and Omar Khyam, another member of the alleged al Qaeda-linked cell, appear to discuss possible targets. Akbar says the central London venue was a soft target for a terror attack, according to the prosecution. Akbar: "What about easy stuff where you don't need no experience and nothing and you...
  • Explosion Outside Popular Nightclub in Trinidad's Capital Wounds Six

    10/15/2005 12:16:03 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 14 replies · 591+ views
    AP ^ | Oct 14, 2005 | Kerry-Ann Hamilton
    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) - An explosion wounded at least six people outside of a popular nightclub in Trinidad's capital on Friday, police said. Five people were rushed to a nearby hospital, while a sixth person with cuts and burns on both arms, was treated at the scene. One of the wounded was in serious condition, police said. The explosion happened at 7:05 p.m. on a sidewalk outside of a popular club in the St. James section of the city, where the main streets are lined with bars and clubs. Police cordoned off the scene of the explosion after hundreds of...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses

    07/16/2005 6:52:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 40 replies · 2,139+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Jul 14 2005 | Aoife White UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses Aoife White Thu Jul 14, 9:38 PM ET BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP)--A U.N. panel created to recommend how the Internet should be run in the future has failed to reach consensus but did agree that no single country should dominate. The United States stated two weeks ago that it intended to maintain control over the computers that serve as the Internet's principal traffic cops. In a report released Thursday, the U.N. panel outlined four possible options for the future of Internet governance for world leaders to consider at a November "Information...
  • Red Alert... list of Left groups plan to surround the Whitehouse on Sept 24th

    07/14/2005 12:53:28 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 127 replies · 8,101+ views
    Here is the list so far for sponcers to this hate America fest: ANSWER Code Pink UFPJ NION Al Awda World Workers Party Ruckas Revolutionary Communist party ACORN Campus Antiwar Network International Socialist Org Greens Party Muslim Student Association CPUSA
  • Bishop won't allow funeral for club owner

    03/18/2005 9:01:01 AM PST · by It's me · 458 replies · 4,042+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | March 18, 2005 | By Alex Roth
    The owner of a popular local nightclub with a gay clientele can't have a funeral in the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego because the church has deemed his business "inconsistent with Catholic moral teaching." None of the 98 Catholic churches in San Diego or Imperial counties will be allowed to provide services for Club Montage owner John McCusker as a result of the decision by San Diego Bishop Robert Brom. Advertisement McCusker, 31, died Sunday of congestive heart failure while vacationing in Mammoth, his family said. The bishop made the decision three days later after learning that McCusker's family...
  • This is Palestinian Peace?

    02/25/2005 4:50:47 PM PST · by forty_years · 9 replies · 467+ views
    Four Israeli kids were killed and 30 wounded today by a Palestinian homicide bomber. The young Israelis’ crime? They were waiting in line to get into a nightclub in Tel Aviv. This is the Palestinians’ idea of “peace?” According to the BBC, Alon Kotler, a paramedic who treated several of the wounded told the Israeli newspaper Haaretz that rescuers had found "young people lying on top of each other, most of them moderately to seriously wounded". What happened to the “truce” the Palestinian Authority (PA) agreed to with Israel at the summit in Egypt on February 8? What has the...
  • Children Who Lost Parents in Deadly Nightclub Fire Coping With Loss, Change

    02/19/2005 2:03:35 PM PST · by nuconvert · 37 replies · 932+ views
    AP ^ | Feb 19, 2005
    Children Who Lost Parents in Deadly Nightclub Fire Coping With Loss, Change By Brooke Donald/ Associated Press Writer Feb 19, 2005 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Nathan Mattera's summers now include bereavement camp, and his after-school activities have been pared to counseling and playing near home. He stays close to his grandmother, now his legal guardian, and occasionally sleeps at the foot of her bed. The 11-year-old boy's life was uprooted when fire ripped through the Station nightclub, leaving him one of nearly 70 children who lost a parent in the blaze. Two years after the fire that killed 100, some...
  • 9 Teens Hospitalized After Shooting at Local Nightclub

    02/13/2005 10:03:42 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies · 630+ views
    First Coast News Staff ^ | February 13, 2005
    JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Jacksonville Police are looking for a vehicle that may have been involved with a shooting at a teenage nightclub, which sent 9 people, all under 18, to the hospital. Police say they are looking for up to four suspects. It happened at 'Magic City' on Soutel Drive and Norfork. A black SUV, now covered in crime tape, is riddled with bullet holes. Police tell First Coast News it all started with a fight inside the club. Security guards asked the people who were fighting to leave, and that fight moved into the parking lot. That's when the...