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  • D'Souza Sentenced to Eight Months in 'Confinement Center' Over Campaign Finance Violation

    09/23/2014 12:51:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    THR ^ | 09/23/2014 | Paul Bond
    In a decision likely to be framed by conservative media as a vindictive abuse of power, filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza was sentenced Tuesday to eight months in a confinement center and five years probation after pleading in May that he was guilty of violating campaign finance laws. D'Souza's movies, America this year and two years earlier, 2016: Obama's America, are critical of the left — and in the case of the first one, President Barack Obama — and they are among the most successful political documentaries in history. D'Souza was indicted in January after he promised his then-fiancee and his former...
  • Documents: Federal Prosecutors Misled Judge in Pursuit of Prison Time For Dinesh D'Souza

    09/23/2014 4:51:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 23, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    According to court documents, federal prosecutors working on behalf of Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice misled U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman in the case against conservative filmmaker and author Dinesh D’Souza during their pursuit of 10-to-16 months of prison time for a federal felony charge. In a reply sentencing memo submitted to the Court on behalf of D'Souza last week, his counsel argues federal prosecutors excluded and misrepresented the facts of “similar” cases in the Government's sentencing proposal to Judge Berman, leaving out crucial facts key to fair and equal sentencing for D’Souza compared to...
  • Michael Behenna: Once-imprisoned soldier looks to his future

    07/27/2014 8:31:35 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 8 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | 7/27/2014 | Adam Kemp
    MEDFORD — A handful of “old-timers” sit in a downtown cafe tucked between vacant buildings as old as they are and gossip over a pot of coffee. With just shy of 1,000 residents, it seems everybody knows everybody in Medford and everybody loves to know everybody’s business. On this day, the caffeine-fueled dialogue among the regulars at Make Your Mark Coffeehouse and Deli on Cherokee Street is about the quiet, young stranger that’s come to town. “He was a soldier,” one man offers. “He was just released from prison,” another chimes in. “I think he’s here to help for harvest,”...
  • Colorado Baker Appeals Gay 'Re-Education' Order

    07/18/2014 5:40:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 57 replies
    CBN News ^ | 7/18/2014
    A Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple is appealing a "re-education" order from the Colorado Civil Rights Commission.The order requires cake artist Jack Phillips to create wedding cakes for gay couples and to re-educate his staff that the state's Anti-Discrimination Act means artists must endorse all views.It also requires him to file quarterly compliance reports for two years.According to Phillips' attorneys at Alliance Defending Freedom, the reports must include the number of patrons that Phillips declines to serve, along with the reason.The order stems from a 2012 incident in which Phillips refused a...
  • Vanity: Kick Mexico in the pocketbook America!

    06/13/2014 8:39:17 PM PDT · by pansgold · 62 replies
    VI / XIII /MMXIV | pansgold
    It is time to kick Mexico in the pocketbook America! It is time we refuse buying any and all products made in or exported from Mexico. I have started looking closely at packaging labels for the point of manufacture. Until the invasion of America by illegal immigrants stops and the government of Mexico frees Andrew Tahmooressi, Mexico will not see 1 dime from me and my family. pansgold
  • Dinesh D'Souza Released On $500,000 Bond

    01/24/2014 5:28:52 PM PST · by zeestephen · 98 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 24 January 2014 | Paul Bond
    UPDATE: The filmmaker behind "2016: Obama's America" was briefly handcuffed during his arraignment in New York on charges he violated campaign finance laws in 2012. D’Souza’s bail was set at $500,000 and he was released after promising that one financially responsible person would sign “a personal recognizance bond” within a week.
  • The Passing of a Patriot

    06/07/2012 4:39:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 8, 2012 | Oliver North
    MANAGUA, Nicaragua — The classical definition of a hero is a person who puts himself at risk for the benefit of others. That certainly describes Adolfo Calero, who died June 2 at the age of 80. The obituaries of this remarkable man hardly do justice to his courage, perseverance, faithfulness and humility. Here is the Adolfo Calero I knew, admired and called a friend for nearly three decades: A graduate of Holy Cross High School in New Orleans and the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., he was a devout Roman Catholic and educated to be a...
  • From Man Who Insulted Muhammad, No Regret

    11/26/2012 7:51:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/26/2012 | SERGE F. KOVALESKI and BROOKS BARNES
    LOS ANGELES — Fuming for two months in a jail cell here, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula has had plenty of time to reconsider the wisdom of making “Innocence of Muslims,” his crude YouTube movie trailer depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a bloodthirsty, philandering thug. Does Mr. Nakoula now regret the footage? After all, it fueled deadly protests across the Islamic world and led the unlikely filmmaker to his own arrest for violating his supervised release on a fraud conviction. Not at all. In his first public comments since his incarceration soon after the video gained international attention in September, Mr. Nakoula...
  • Director of Anti-Muslim Film that Sparked Attacks on U.S. Facilities is an Arab

    09/17/2012 1:33:33 PM PDT · by pabianice · 16 replies
    He's not a Jew. At least, that's the latest on the man behind the anti-Islam film, "Innocence of Muslims," that has fueled attacks on U.S. diplomatic installations in Libya, Egypt and Yemen, leaving the U.S. ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, dead. The filmmaker appears to be an Egyptian Christian rather than an Israeli Jew, as he had claimed in interviews. The Associated Press tracked down an Egyptian Coptic Christian living in Southern California who admitted to involvement with the film's logistics, and whose middle name and a known alias closely resemble the apparently fake name - Sam Bacile -...
  • Feds arrest Mohammed filmmaker on probation violation

    09/27/2012 7:07:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/27/2012 | AllahPundit
    No word yet on what the violation was, but I assume it must be far more serious than using an alias or a computer. Given the insanity of the past two weeks, replete with the White House nudging Google to pull the video off of YouTube and the State Department running ads on Pakistani TV to apologize for a movie they had nothing to do with, I can’t quite believe the DOJ would risk the perception that they’re punishing this guy for a thoughtcrime unless something serious was involved. There has to be a real crime underlying this. Right? The...
  • Hillary Clinton, Political Prisoners, and Video trailers

    10/27/2012 5:17:59 AM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 4 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 10/27/12 | Shoebat
    We now have a firsthand account that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged the Innocence of Muslims filmmaker (Nakoula Basseley Nakoula) would be “arrested and prosecuted” for making the video the administration spent weeks blaming for the Benghazi attack. That means Hillary outwardly expressed a desire to make Nakoula a political prisoner. There is another individual in Hillary’s past who appears to be living the life of a political prisoner right this very second; his name is Peter Paul and his ordeal began in the year 2000. Paul was the individual behind a completely different video trailer. In 2007, a...
  • California man behind anti-Muslim film sentenced to prison

    11/07/2012 4:45:12 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
    FoxNews.com/AP ^ | 11/7/2012
    The California man behind an anti-Muslim film that roiled the Middle East was sentenced Wednesday to a year in prison for violating his probation stemming from a 2010 bank fraud conviction by lying about his identity. U.S. District Court Judge Christina Snyder immediately sentenced Mark Basseley Youssef after he admitted to four of the eight alleged violations, including obtaining a fraudulent California driver's license. Prosecutors agreed to drop the other four allegations under an agreement with Youssef's attorneys, which also included more probation. None of the violations had to do with the content of "Innocence of Muslims," a film that...
  • Ted Nugent Implies He'll Kill Obama: Secret Service Looking Into Explosive Comments

    04/17/2012 11:18:27 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 102 replies
    ibtimes.com ^ | April 17, 2012 | Howard Koplowitz:
    Calls are mounting for Republicans and specifiaclly, Mitt Romney, to denounce right-winged rocker Ted Nugent's suggestion that he'd kill President Obama as the Secret Service says they're looking into the matter. "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will be dead or in jail by this time next year," Nugent told the NRA's annual convention in St. Louis over the weekend, Right Wing Watch reported. Nugent, an outspoken gun rights advocate, is an NRA board member and surrogate for likely Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Nugent spoke at the convention to push NRA members to persuade others...
  • Military commander affirms punishment of Army birther who balked at obeying Obama

    04/23/2011 1:25:49 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 23, 2011
    FORT MEADE, Md. — The commander of the Military District of Washington is affirming the six-month prison sentence of an Army doctor who disobeyed deployment orders because he doubted President Barack Obama's eligibility to serve as commander-in-chief. A spokeswoman said Friday that Army Maj. Gen. Karl Horst has approved the findings and sentence of Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin's court-martial in December.
  • Liberty Dollar creator convicted in federal court

    03/22/2011 4:16:16 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 64 replies
    Asheville Citizen Times | March 19, 2011 | Clarke Morrison
    The leader of a group that marketed a fake currency called Liberty Dollars in the Asheville area and elsewhere has been found guilty by a federal jury of conspiracy against the government in a case of “domestic terrorism.” Bernard von NotHaus was convicted Friday at the conclusion of an eight-day trial in U.S. District Court in Statesville. The jury deliberated less than two hours, according to the Department of Justice. Charges remain pending against William Kevin Innes, an Asheville man who authorities said recruited merchants in Western North Carolina willing to accept the “barter” currency, according to court records. Innes...
  • Krazy Locos gang leader faces life plus 85 years in prison

    03/13/2011 10:30:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | March 11, 2011 | Jane Musgrave,
    A 23-year-old man who ordered murders and sold hand grenades, AK-47s and drugs from his suburban Lantana home agreed on Friday to spend the rest of his life in prison to spare loved ones lengthy prison sentences. Answering "yes, sir" nonchalantly, acknowledging he knew he would be sentenced to a minimum of life plus 85 years, Jonathan Gonzalez pleaded guilty to 11 felonies, including two counts of racketeering murder. In exchange for Gonzalez's decision not to fight the charges, federal prosecutors agreed to push for concessions for his wife, a brother and a sister-in-law who were involved in the violence...
  • Lakin trial did not resolve original issue (Obama eligibility)

    12/24/2010 12:22:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 2+ views
    The Greeley Gazette ^ | December 24, 2010 | Jack Minor
    Greeley Tribune editorial one-sided as usual Last week a local Greeley resident whose family has longstanding ties to the community was convicted of disobeying orders after trying unsuccessfully for over a year to get satisfactory answers to a simple question. Then attacked in a Greeley Tribune editorial as if Lakin were a two-headed monster; not a right-leaning local boy...did we mention right-leaning? The question is one that every citizen should have the right to have answered, but especially members of our armed forces who place themselves in harm’s way to protect us. Lt. Col. Lakin was sentenced to discharge from...
  • LTC Terry Lakin family representative to join America's Summit call tonight

    12/21/2010 3:18:35 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 10 replies · 1+ views
    AIPNews.com ^ | Dec. 21, 2010
    Marco Ciavolino...is scheduled to be interviewed by Tom Kovach during tonight's "America's Summit" conference call.  Marco is also the webmaster for the site "Safeguarding Our Constitution", which has kept the plight of Dr. (LTC) Lakin in the public eye since the release of a video last March, in which Lakin explained that he would refuse military orders to deploy again to the war in Afghanistan until he was satisfied that those orders were issued lawfully.  Ciavolino also produced that video.   The call begins at 9 pm Eastern.   The call numbers can be found here:   http://www.aipnews.com/talk/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=7216&posts=7&start=1 Tom Kovach...
  • (Ret.LtGen.)McInerny:Congress will review Lakin case-...'is not going to get a fair trial'

    12/12/2010 12:24:08 PM PST · by STARWISE · 29 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12-10-10 | Brian Fitzpatrick
    Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney predicts the incoming Republican-controlled House of Representatives will launch an investigation if Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin is convicted in next week's court martial. Lakin is on trial for refusing to obey orders to deploy to Afghanistan. He challenged the orders because he questions President Barack Obama's eligibility to serve as commander-in-chief of the armed forces. His court martial is scheduled to begin Dec. 14. "It looks like he's not being treated fairly," said McInerney in an interview Friday on Denver talk radio station KHOW. "It's important that he gets a fair trial, which...
  • Looking for the name of a Cuban political prisoner and would appreciate some help.

    07/25/2010 3:54:34 AM PDT · by Optimus Prime · 11 replies · 1+ views
    July 25th, 2010 | Me
    Hope I'm not stepping on any toes, but I'm working on a paper for school and there's a particular bit of info that would be extremely helpful for my assignment. Unfortunately, I can't remember the specifics. So let me lay out the general story: It's about a Cuban general who served under Batista and decided to sign on with Castro, as he didn't care for Batista. Once Castro overthrew Batista, he realized what sort of people he'd signed up with and decided to retire, saying that he had no interest in being a part of the Castro regime. Rather than...
  • Taking a Flier on Free Speech - Hate-crime laws threaten the First Amendment.

    06/04/2007 6:31:02 PM PDT · by gpapa · 20 replies · 873+ views
    City Journal ^ | June 4, 2007 | John Leo
    Handing out anti-gay fliers is apparently a risky act in Crystal Lake, Illinois. A 16-year-old girl who did so was charged with a felony hate crime and held without bail at a juvenile detention center for more than two weeks. Then the judge relented and let her go home. But the girl is being treated like a dangerous mafia chieftain: she was brought to court in leg shackles, she wears an electronic ankle device, and her phone calls and Internet use are being monitored. Her trial starts on Tuesday, June 5. One of her friends, also 16, will be tried...
  • Iran Admits Detaining US Academic

    05/14/2007 10:06:13 AM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 426+ views
    BBC ^ | 5-14-2007
    Iran admits detaining US academic Haleh Esfandiari is one of the leading US authorities on Iran Iran's foreign ministry has confirmed that the government has detained a leading Iranian-American academic. Spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini said the arrest of Haleh Esfandiari was lawful and she would be treated like other Iranian nationals.Ms Esfandiari, one of Washington's best known Iran experts, was visiting Tehran to see her 93-year-old mother. The incident comes at a time of continuing tension between the United States and Iran. "It is natural if there is any problem, it will be handled by authorities," said the spokesman. Iran...
  • N. Korea: 120 Prisoners Escaped from a Gulag (Real life Stalag-17)

    02/05/2007 9:03:22 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies · 1,414+ views
    The Daily NK ^ | 02/05/07 | Kim Young-jin, Shin Ju-hyun
    /begin my excerpt N. Korea: 120 Prisoners Escaped from a Gulag [sourced from 3 informants inside N. Korea] from 'Camp No. 16' at Hwasung, N. Korea..."very unusual development" 02/05/07 120 prisoners escaped en masse from 'Camp No. 16' at Hwasung, N. Hamkyong Province, which is a labor camp for political prisoners. This is an extraordinary event which prompted N. Korean authorities to mobilize State Security Dept., Public Security Ministry (police), and military to hunt down escapes, according to multiple sources inside N. Korea. Inside sources from Chongjin, N. Hamkyong Province, revealed on Feb. 1 and Feb. 5, "On Dec. 20...
  • Hundreds Demand Release of Farmer Who Killed Cattle Thief (Israel)

    01/16/2007 9:41:01 AM PST · by hoosierboy · 13 replies · 557+ views
    arutz 7 ^ | 1/16/07 | Gil Zohar
    Hundreds Demand Release of Farmer Who Killed Cattle Thief Tuesday, January 16, 2007 / 26 Tevet 5767 Hundreds of farmers protested Tuesday in front of the Beersheva courthouse, calling for the release of Shai Dromi, the Negev farmer who shot and killed a thief who broke into his farm. In the north, as well, a protest was taking place. A few dozen farmers demonstrated at an Upper Galilee junction in support of Dromi. They blocked the intersection, and accused the authorities of not properly dealing with crime. Dromi's remand was extended for four days on Sunday by the Beersheba district...
  • S. Korea: No Extradition for Vietnamese Dissident(pro-Democracy Vietnamese-American freed)

    07/27/2006 6:19:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 346+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 07/27/06
    No Extradition for Vietnamese Dissident A Korean court on Thursday turned down a request for the extradition of a Vietnamese dissident Hanoi accuses of terrorism. The Seoul High Court ruled that Nguyen Huu Chanh (58), who described as a criminal in its extradition request to Seoul, is a political prisoner and can thus not be extradited to Vietnam. That marks the first time South Korea has turned down an extradition request. As this verdict can not be appealed to the Supreme Court, Nguyen is now a free man. But that is likely to spark diplomatic tensions since Hanoi and Seoul...
  • Czech: An anti-communist May Day coup(anti-communists declare May Day "anti-communist day")

    05/14/2006 7:40:39 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 321+ views
    Prague Post ^ | 05/03/06 | Iva Skochová
    An anti-communist May Day coup Bumped off Letná, the KSÈM regroups By Iva Skochová Staff Writer, The Prague Post May 03, 2006 Communist Youth Union members gather at Výstavištì May 1. Letná Park in Prague 7 has always been a popular gathering place for communists on May 1, or Labor Day, since it was traditionally the site of regular party rallies during the Cold War, scenes of pomp and circumstance where the virtues of the worker were extolled. So when the Confederation of Political Prisoners (KPV), an anti-communist group, managed to get a permit for its own demonstration on Letná...
  • Iranian Citizens Trash Fahrenheit 9/11

    09/29/2004 1:50:28 AM PDT · by kattracks · 15 replies · 799+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 9/29/04 | Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi
    A few weeks ago, Mamoun Fandy, a media analyst, syndicated columnist and former professor of Arab Studies at Georgetown University, was interviewed on the subject of Michael Moore. Fandy stated that Iraqis who were familiar with the film found Moore’s portrayal of them to be exceedingly racist; he went on to say that Moore’s callousness to the plight of the Iraqi people and to the unbelievable human rights devastation in Iraq was outrageous.  And that was only the verdict of the Iraqis. I have also been asked to express the judgment of a number of Iranians who saw the film in...
  • No Absolution for Castro's Regime

    10/10/2003 10:26:18 AM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 3 replies · 189+ views
    Wall Street Journal | October 10, 2003 | Mary Anastasia O'Grady
    There are now hundreds of political prisoners [in Cuba], many of whom are Christians, all of whom are incarcerated in grossly inhumane conditions... Take for example Jorge Luis Antunez, who turns 39 years old today, Cuban Independence Day. He has been in prison since 1990, when he was first charged with "oral enemy propaganda." The story of this extraordinarily intelligent young Catholic man and his conscientious battle against the regime is remarkable. Mr. Antunez was born into humble circumstances in the town of Placetas. He was sent away to a state boarding school in the countryside but the indoctrination he...
  • Iran's longest-serving political prisoner back in jail

    04/28/2003 12:01:27 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 151+ views
    Iranmania ^ | April 28 2003 | AFP
    TEHRAN, April 27 (AFP) - A former Iranian deputy prime minister, widely known as the Islamic republic's longest held political prisoner, has been sent back to jail after calling for a referendum on the country's political system, a source close to the dissident said Sunday. Abbas Amir-Entezam, who has spent most of the last 24 years in jail after being found guilty of espionage and treason shortly after the 1979 Islamic revolution, had been freed on bail to undergo medical treatment over a year ago. "Amir-Entezam was freed temporarily from jail last year, on a bail of 300 million rials...
  • Venezuela strike leader homebound, still defiant

    03/15/2003 3:58:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies · 174+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | March 15, 2003 | MARIKA LYNCH mlynch@herald.com
    VALENCIA, Venezuela - Not long ago, business leader Carlos Fernández and union leader Carlos Ortega appeared together nightly on television to offer boisterous and confident reports on the progress of a general strike designed to bring down President Hugo Chávez's government. Back then, the president's days in office seemed numbered, and these men were the stars of a rising movement. But Chávez, the leftist firebrand first elected in 1998, is still sitting comfortably at Venezuela's White House, Miraflores Palace. Fernández is under house arrest for rebellion -- guarded 24 hours a day by six gun-toting police officers in fatigues. And...
  • Canadian Farmers being sent to Jail for Selling Grain

    10/05/2002 8:11:13 PM PDT · by Trouble North of the Border · 162 replies · 4,094+ views
    Alberta farmers risk jail in protest of the Canadian Wheat Board Wednesday October 01, 2002 - 19:02:41 EST CAROL HARRINGTON http://www.guelphmercury.com/news/national/n1001118A.html CALGARY (CP) - Alberta farmer Jim Ness tightened the handcuffs around his wrists Tuesday, declaring he and several other farmers will likely go to jail next month for illegally exporting grain in a protest over the Canadian Wheat Board. "We won't back down, we won't give in, we're going to jail," Ness told a news conference. "We'll stand shoulder to shoulder and get locked away like common criminals for nothing more than trying to get freedom to market our...