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  • Non-English speakers can be jurors, New Mexico court says

    08/13/2013 7:40:08 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 13, 2013 | AP
    The New Mexico Supreme Court is cautioning the state's trial courts that citizens who don't speak English have the right to serve on juries. The court issued the admonition in a ruling that upholds an Albuquerque man's convictions for murder and other crimes in the bludgeoning death of his girlfriend and a subsequent armed robbery and stabbing. Michael Samora's appeal argued that his convictions should be reversed because the Bernalillo County court excused a Spanish-speaking prospective juror who had trouble understanding English. The Supreme Court says it agrees with that argument but also says Samora's defense needed to object during...
  • Obamacare to pay 'navigators' $20 to $48 an hour, provide free translators

    04/03/2013 11:49:18 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 42 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Apri 3, 2013 | Staff
    Tens of thousands of health care professionals, union workers and community activists hired as "navigators" to help Americans choose Obamacare options starting Oct. 1 will be paid up to $48 an hour, more than six times the federal minimum wage of $7.25, according to new regulations issued Wednesday. The 63-page rule covering navigators, drawn up by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, also said the government will provide free translators for those not fluent in English -- no matter what their native language is. It is still not clear how many navigators will be required. California, however, provides a...
  • Iran starts uranium enrichment, condemns American to death

    01/09/2012 11:31:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jan 9, 2012 7:56pm EST | Parisa Hafezi and Fredrik Dahl
    Iran has begun enriching uranium deep inside a mountain and sentenced an American to death for spying, angering the West and undermining hopes that diplomacy could avert further sanctions or war. The start of enrichment at the Fordow bunker near the Shi'ite Muslim holy city of Qom was confirmed on Monday by an Iranian official in Tehran and by the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency. Iran says its nuclear program is purely non-military but the West believes it is designed to produce nuclear weapons. The Islamic Republic's decision to carry out enrichment work deep underground could eventually make it much...
  • MI6 'halted bid to arrest bin Laden'

    11/09/2002 6:34:08 PM PST · by ds2000 · 4 replies · 123+ views
    Startling revelations by French intelligence experts back David Shayler's alleged 'fantasy'about Gadaffi plot Martin Bright, home affairs editor Sunday November 10, 2002 The Observer British intelligence paid large sums of money to an al-Qaeda cell in Libya in a doomed attempt to assassinate Colonel Gadaffi in 1996 and thwarted early attempts to bring Osama bin Laden to justice. The latest claims of MI6 involvement with Libya's fearsome Islamic Fighting Group, which is connected to one of bin Laden's trusted lieutenants, will be embarrassing to the Government, which described similar claims by renegade MI5 officer David Shayler as 'pure fantasy'. The...
  • Ex-Army translator acquitted of working as Iraqi agent

    01/14/2011 5:42:37 PM PST · by markomalley
    A jury on Friday acquitted a former military translator of secretly working as an Iraqi agent in the US but convicted him of making false statements when he sought a security clearance. The split verdict offered some relief to Issam "Sam" Hamama, who claimed he was only passing along basic information about Iraqis in the US when he reached out to Iraqi officials in the 1990s during the regime of Saddam Hussein. "We've been vindicated. They were accusing him of voluntarily working as a spy," defense lawyer Haytham Faraj said. Hamama, 60, of El Cajon, California, was found not guilty...
  • Flagstaff soldier killed self after protest

    11/03/2006 12:34:35 PM PST · by absolootezer0 · 28 replies · 1,386+ views
    Az Daily Sun ^ | 11.03.06 | Larry Handricks
    The investigation into the shooting death of Spc. Alyssa Peterson found her suicide came soon after she was reassigned for objecting to prisoner interrogation techniques but did not specifically give a reason for her action. A Flagstaff soldier who died in Iraq committed suicide after she refused to participate in interrogation techniques being practiced by her U.S. Army intelligence unit, according to a report about an Army investigation aired by a Flagstaff radio station. U.S. Army Spc. Alyssa R. Peterson, 27, died Sept. 15, 2003, in Tel Afar, an Iraqi city of about 350,000 residents in the northern part of...
  • New AZ law: Firms have no legal duty to have translators

    05/17/2010 11:01:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies · 1,497+ views
    azstarnet.com ^ | 5/17/10 | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX - A Glendale optometrist's yearlong legal fight over what services he had to provide for a Spanish-speaking customer has translated into new protections for other businesses. Gov. Jan Brewer has signed legislation affirming that nothing in state law requires businesses to provide "trained and competent" interpreters when a customer comes in speaking a language other than English. Assistant Attorney General Michael Walker said that has probably always been the law. But that didn't save John Schrolucke from having to spend time and money defending himself and his practice before Walker's office finally dismissed the case.
  • Gen. Casey, Rep. Wilson and the Jackson Five

    03/01/2010 9:31:27 PM PST · by sinanju · 4 replies · 376+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 1st, 2010 | Chet Nagle
    "...The conspirators were in the Army’s 902nd Military Intelligence Group’s MOS 09L program (“Lima Nine”), E Company, 187th Ordnance Battalion. Lima Nine was started because of the Army’s desperate lack of linguists speaking Pashto, Dari or Arabic. To attract such recruits, military intelligence promises foreigners that if they join the Army as a translator they will get U.S. citizenship and a top security clearance. Candidates from Afghanistan and Iraq, including the Jackson Five, speak such poor English the Army puts them in Lima Nine and gives them English lessons, so they will have some hope of passing basic training. Clayton...
  • Laptops seized in Army base probe ( Muslims )

    03/01/2010 12:21:03 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies · 1,008+ views
    McClatchy ^ | JAMES ROSEN
    A South Carolina congressman said Friday that five Muslim soldiers at Fort Jackson, S.C., had been removed from active duty, and four of them discharged from the Army, in connection with an ongoing probe into alleged threats to poison food at the large South Carolina base. Republican Rep. Joe Wilson, who sits on the House Armed Services Committee, said the soldiers' laptops had been seized and were being analyzed. Congressional officials with knowledge of the case said cell phones and Arabic writings had been confiscated as well. Wilson also disclosed for the first time that four of the Muslim soldiers...
  • Four Muslims Discharged Over Fort Jackson Threats, Probe Continues

    03/01/2010 11:42:29 AM PST · by Dinah Lord · 42 replies · 1,168+ views
    The Jawa Report ^ | March 1, 2010 | Rusty "Asadullah Alshishani"
    If there was nothing to the allegations, then why were four of the five Muslim soldiers discharged? It seems to me that the earliest reports were wrong that the five Muslims were plotting to poison Fort Jackson's food supply. But later reports that there were nothing to the allegations were also clarified when we learned that the investigation was not into a plot but over comments about poisoning the food.
  • WIDE SCALE FOOD POISONING of US troops attempted at Ft. Jackson, SC

    02/18/2010 3:09:35 PM PST · by Mr. Jazzy · 427 replies · 23,081+ views
    Fox News ^ | FOX NEWS
    <p>No info at link yet, just came across the TV. Investigators believe that the poisoners where Arabic translators! ROP strikes again???</p>
  • U.S. Denies Entry to Teen, Father

    08/30/2006 2:16:58 AM PDT · by George Maschke · 36 replies · 1,209+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 30, 2006 | Shaun Waterman
    A California teenager suspected of attending a terrorist training camp and his father are being denied re-entry to the United States after spending four years in Pakistan unless they submit to interviews and lie-detector tests, their attorney says.     Julia Mass says the rights of her clients, Muhammad Ismail, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Pakistan, and his 18-year-old son, Jaber Ismail, to return to the United States are being violated because they are on the "no fly" list.     Miss Mass said an official at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad told Jaber Ismail that he and his father would be allowed...
  • Mistakes By Afghan Translators Endanger Lives, Hamper Antiterrorism Effort

    09/02/2008 10:06:10 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 4 replies · 143+ views
    RFE/RL ^ | September 02, 2008 | Ron Synovitz
    When U.S. or NATO soldiers need to communicate with Afghan villagers, they rely on translators provided by private contractors. But for various reasons -- regional dialects, cultural misunderstandings, or even ethnic animosities -- translators in Afghanistan often don't relate everything they hear. And what is lost in translation can hurt efforts by NATO and the U.S.-led coalition to win the hearts and minds of the Afghan people. In the worst cases, innocent civilians can be arrested or wrongly targeted as Taliban fighters. Zalmai Zurmutai, a Pashto translator for NATO troops in Afghanistan, is angry about what he has seen happen...
  • The Translator Scandal Ripens

    05/05/2008 2:50:14 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 32 replies · 358+ views
    New English Review ^ | May 2008 | Jerry Gordon
    For over a year, we have been waging a relentless, nearly solitary battle in apprising the Congress and the American public about a billion dollar boondoggle and scandal: the lack of credible Arabic translators for our national security and intelligence agencies. As a result hundreds have been killed in Iraq from infiltration of our military and civilian intelligence agencies by agents of Islamist terrorists. Our FBI and CIA have been infiltrated by Muslim linguists who have successfully evaded polygraph tests and been able to pass on vital information to terror groups in the Middle East such as Hezbollah. Tens of...
  • Were The King James Translators KJV Only?

    03/24/2008 7:29:31 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 25 replies · 520+ views
    Community Baptist Church Website ^ | Unknown | Dr. Robert A Joyner D.B.S., Th.D., Ph.D.
    WERE THE KING JAMES TRANSLATORS KJV ONLY? By: Dr. Robert A Joyner D.B.S., Th.D., Ph.D. There is a group today that is called the King James Only.  This is because they insist that the King James Version is the preserved Word of God and the only Bible for the English speaking people.  They usually attack all other versions and delight in pointing out the errors in them. I want to raise and answer the question, is this the position of the King James translators?  If I can prove that the King James translators disagreed with the King James Only group...
  • An intelligence disaster in Iraq

    03/01/2007 8:18:26 PM PST · by secretagent · 18 replies · 747+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 1, 2007 | Jerry Gordon
    In the U.S. Eastern District Court in Brooklyn on Valentine's Day, a Muslim and naturalized American citizen with five different aliases – stretching from Mauritania to Morocco to Lebanon – pleaded guilty to a charge of illegally possessing classified documents and was sentenced to 13 years, according to a report in the New York Sun – a light sentence for committing espionage and passing classified documents to Iraqi Sunni insurgents during one of his two stints in Iraq. Federal prosecutors allege he did this when deployed at Al Taqqadam Air Base west of Baghdad in March 2004. The irony is...
  • A skill much in demand -- certified interpreters needed

    02/24/2007 9:38:44 AM PST · by teacherwoes · 2 replies · 363+ views
    Yakima [WA] Herald Repblic ^ | February 24, 2007 | ELOÍSA RUANO GONZÁLEZ
    With a tide of non-English speakers surging through the state, courtrooms, hospitals and schools are scrambling to find people who are qualified to interpret and translate. Court interpreter Dora Ornelas interprets for Jose Jimenez in Judge James Gavin's courtroom in the Yakima County jail. And the limited pool of certified interpreters is expanding career opportunities for multilingual speakers. In the past several years, many Cantonese, Laotian, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese monolingual speakers have requested services within Washington's judicial system, said Robert Miera, an Olympia-based state court program analyst. Although the state has certified 208 interpreters, Miera believes some counties...
  • 'US Military Hides Many More Hadithas'

    06/08/2006 11:44:00 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 91 replies · 1,593+ views
    Inter Press Service News Agency ^ | June 7, 2006 | Aaron Glantz and Alaa Hassan
    BAGHDAD, Jun 6 (IPS) - An Iraqi doctor who was in Haditha during a deadly U.S. raid last year says there are many more stories like that in Haditha that are yet untold. The Pentagon admitted last week that U.S. Marines killed 24 civilians -- including a 66-year-old woman and a four-year-old boy -- in the Western Iraqi town last November. Before that, the military had maintained the civilians were killed by a roadside bomb. "There are many, many, many cases like Haditha that are still undercover and need to be highlighted in Iraq," Dr. Salam Ishmael, projects manager with...
  • A call for interpreters at a local hospital (CT)

    05/11/2006 9:18:15 AM PDT · by Puppage · 67 replies · 967+ views
    WTNH Television ^ | 5/11/2006 | Puppage
    (Waterbury-WTNH, May 10, 2006 5:50 PM) _ Is there a communication gap in Waterbury? A community group says part of the city's population is underserved at area hospitals. Waterbury fire fighters always answer the call but on scene not everyone always speaks English. Howard Osorio says,"Usually there is a neighbor or a child who is bilingual to help us out." 14-year-old Isomar is one of those bi-lingual kids. Isomar says,"Since I was 8-years-old I have been translating for my mom." She says the hardest part is at hospitals and having to translate medical jargon. Isomar says,"It's just really embarrassing for...
  • Access to Memos Is Affirmed

    02/22/2005 10:13:59 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 369+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 23, 2005 | R. Jeffrey Smith
    The Justice Department has backed away from a court battle over its authority to classify and restrict the discussion of information it has already released, handing a local advocacy group a victory by granting it explicit permission to publish letters written by two senators that contain the contested information. The case was considered a potential test of limits to the government's power to restrict access to information in the public domain on national security grounds. Former attorney general John D. Ashcroft had strongly defended the practice in this case by likening it to putting "spilt milk" back in a jar...