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  • WATCH: Obama calls for peace ahead of Rosh Hashanah

    09/18/2009 8:48:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 735+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 9/17/09 | Barak Ravid
    In a Rosh Hashanah greeting to Jews the world over, U.S. President Barack Obama called for the rejection of "the impulse to harden ourselves to others' suffering," urging empathy and "compassion to those in need." The first African-American president also called for resistance to "prejudice, intolerance and indifference" and for a strong stance against what he described as "the scourge of anti-Semitism, which is still prevalent in far too many corners of our world." Obama also expressed the desire to "work to achieve lasting peace and security for the state of Israel, so that the Jewish state is fully accepted...
  • Abu Yahya al-Libi: Democracy, the Modern Idol

    08/07/2009 2:32:46 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 351+ views
    JARRET ^ | August 7, 2009 | Jarret Brachman
    SNIPPET: "In other words, AQ thinks that democracy is being used to labotomize Islam. He proves my point in this new statement with this:" SNIPPET: "By the way, got a great look at his watch tonight, if you’re interested…"
  • Lautenberg Controversy Shows Watch List Weakness, notes Gun Law Expert

    06/24/2009 4:58:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies · 629+ views
    ExpertClick ^ | 22 June, 2009 | John M. Snyder
    Washington, DC Monday, June 22, 2009 "Although Lautenberg probably did not expect it, an anti-gun bill he's sponsoring reveals a crisis for all Americans' civil rights in the whole government watch list program," says gun rights expert John M. Snyder. "Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey says he wants to deny the right to buy a firearm to anyone who is on the government's terrorist watch list, but a gun may be sold to anyone who does not fall into one of several prohibited categories, and being on the list is not one of them," Snyder continued. "While media coverage...
  • STIMULUS WATCH: $25 check may cost you food stamps

    06/15/2009 5:53:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 861+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 6/15/09 | ap
    WASHINGTON – When President Barack Obama increased unemployment benefits as part of his economic stimulus, he also made some Americans ineligible for hundreds of dollars a month in food stamps.
  • The Yeslam Aviator: Osama Bin Laden's Brother Builds The Ultimate Pilot's Watch (sic)

    02/27/2009 9:18:34 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 14 replies · 520+ views
    The Yeslam Aviator: Osama Bin Laden's Brother Builds The Ultimate Pilot's Watch Sticking with today's theme of new watch releases, we're here to tell you about one of the more interesting watches we've heard about in a while. It is called the Aviator from Swiss luxury brand Yeslam. The Yeslam brand is owned by a man named Yeslam Bin Laden, who happens to be the estranged half-brother of Osama Bin Laden. Yeslam, who attended the University of Southern California, now lives in Switzerland and hasn't spoken to his more famous (or infamous?) brother in decades.Enough about that, lets talk about...
  • Osama Bin Laden's Brother Invents Must-Have Tourbillion Watch For Pilots [Photo]

    01/23/2009 11:00:15 PM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 18 replies · 444+ views
    Gizmodo ^ | Fri Jan 23 2009 | Gizmodo
    Osama and his half-brother Yeslam have two very different professions. One is the world's most notorious terrorist and the other is a pilot that makes fancy watches like those in his new "Aviator" line.First off, Yeslam has lived in Switzerland since the 80's and has openly condemned the acts of his brother. His company sells perfume and other fashion accessories, but this particular line of tourbillion watches was apparently inspired by the death of his father in a plane crash. Should the electronic instruments break down in an aircraft, the pilot can determine true airspeed without calculations and estimate...
  • ‘4 terrorists checked in at Taj’

    11/28/2008 8:15:49 PM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 590+ views
    Daily News Analysis ^ | Preety Acharya
    At least four of the terrorists who laid siege to Taj Mahal Hotel in Colaba were staying as guests in the hotel for a few days before the attack, a senior officer of the Mumbai police claimed on Friday. They were living on the fourth floor and may have stocked up loads of ammunition in their hotel room in preparation for the attack, he said. “According to the information we have, the terrorists booked a room in the hotel. They may have got the ammunitions with them and stored them in their room,” the officer said. Not all the terrorists...
  • Not Too Small to Appear on a Big No-Fly Watch List

    09/30/2008 9:14:50 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 19 replies · 934+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 9/29/08 | Joe Sharkey
    A RESPONSE to last week’s column about the chronic troubles of air travelers came from Christine Anderson, who says she was with her son Jack both times he was told that he was on the terrorist watch list. The first time was in 2004, when Jack; his mother; his brothers Joey, then 8, and Joshua, then 5; and their grandmother, Susan, arrived at the airport in Minneapolis for a trip to Disney World. “The woman at the ticket counter demanded, ‘Who is John Anderson?’ ” Ms. Anderson recalled. She pointed at the baby stroller and said, “He’s right here.” The...
  • Freedom's Watch hits Dems (They are crying like babies)

    08/07/2008 11:41:32 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 6 replies · 162+ views ^ | August 06, 2008 | By Reid Wilson
    As House Republicans spend their fourth day protesting a lack of action on energy prices, Freedom's Watch is taking aim at incumbent Democrats Nancy Boyda of Kansas; Don Cazayoux from Louisiana; Texan Nick Lampson; Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire; and Chris Carney of Pennsylvania. Ads against the five endangered members will try to tie them to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and drilling bans on the Outer-Continental Shelf and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Freedom's Watch is doing what it can to protect some Republican incumbents too, targeting four Democratic challengers who look strong at the moment. Challengers to Reps. Bill Sali,...
  • The Story Campaign Pictures Tell

    08/05/2008 3:33:24 PM PDT · by The Shrew · 7 replies · 142+ views
    Washinton Post ^ | August 5, 2008 | Deborah Howell
    Barack Obama may be only eight points ahead of John McCain in the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll, but he's creaming McCain in the number of pictures and stories published in The Post in the past two months. ....
  • Change is in the air and coming...Dinosaur Media Death Watch

    07/05/2008 9:55:07 AM PDT · by Bean Counter · 21 replies · 380+ views
    The columbian ^ | July 5, 2008 | Lou Brancaccio, Editor
    Saturday, July 05, 2008 By LOU BRANCACCIO, Columbian editor “It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.” William Edwards Deming, the guy largely credited with improving production during World War II, had this somewhat sarcastic comment about change. Hey, it’s no big deal if you don’t want to change. Dead isn’t a bad alternative. Well, wait just one second. Most of us aren’t all that enamored with this dead option. So we change. In the 1940s, it was critical to produce war materiel in a much more efficient way. The changes Deming suggested were very important to the...
  • Freedom Journal Iraq; [Be Proud Of American Forces, More Compelling Evidence We Are Winning Big]

    06/22/2008 4:45:25 PM PDT · by Son House · 12 replies · 117+ views
    Freedom Journal Iraq ^ | Wednesday, 18 June 2008 | Freedom Journal Iraq
    This Edition features Iraqi Security Forces who are committed to protecting Citizens, Army Nurses in Baghdad and Soldiers in search of Weapons.
  • Tornado Watch - NY, MA, VT, CT

    06/10/2008 7:26:55 AM PDT · by xcamel · 51 replies · 2,671+ views
    NWS/SPC ^ | 6/10/2008 | NWS/SPC
  • Canada puts U.S. on torture watch list: CTV

    01/17/2008 12:23:53 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 14 replies · 768+ views
    CTV ^ | 1/16/08
    Omar Khadr's lawyers say they can't understand why Canada is not doing more to help their client in light of new evidence that Ottawa has put the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on a watch list for torture. Khadr -- a Canadian citizen who was just 15-years-old when he was captured in Afghanistan more than five years ago and taken to Guantanamo -- has claimed that he has been tortured at the prison. Now, CTV News has obtained documents that put Guantanamo Bay on a torture watch list. Khadr's U.S. military lawyer says the new documents contradict Harper's assurances...
  • Civil War Watch Stopped Suddenly; Sub End Still Unknown (H.L. Hunley)

    12/17/2007 6:15:31 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 40 replies · 317+ views
    National Geographic ^ | December 17, 2007 | Bruce Smith
    Civil War Watch Stopped Suddenly; Sub End Still Unknown Bruce Smith in Charleston, South Carolina Associated Press December 17, 2007 When scientists opened the watch belonging to the H.L. Hunley commander three years ago, they thought they had the key clue to why the Confederate submarine sank off Charleston, South Carolina. But the 18-karat gold watch now seems to raise even more questions, despite the finding announced last week that the watch did not slowly wind down but stopped quickly—perhaps the result of a concussion or rushing water. "All of us were thinking the watch pointed to the crucial moment,"...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains Videotape of BP Sector Chief Decrying Illegal Immigration Enforcement

    12/03/2007 4:02:08 PM PST · by kc8ukw · 3 replies · 208+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 3, 2007 | Judicial Watch
    (Washington, DC) -- Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it recently uncovered through the Freedom of Information Act a videotape (and transcript) of an August 15, 2007 town hall meeting on illegal immigration held in Laredo, Texas. During the meeting, held at Texas A&M International University’s campus, US Border Patrol (USBP) Laredo Sector Chief Carlos X. Carrillo disclaimed the illegal immigration and narcotics enforcement missions of the USBP.
  • Moody's cuts Belo debt to junk, may cut again (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    10/17/2007 5:59:54 PM PDT · by Milhous · 5 replies · 149+ views
    Reuters ^ | October 17 2007
    NEW YORK, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Moody's Investors Service on Wednesday cut its ratings on Belo Corp (BLC.N: Quote, Profile, Research) into junk territory, and said it may cut them again, citing the newspaper publisher's limited ability to improve free cash flow in a challenging environment for newspapers. Belo's use of a bank facility with a material adverse change (MAC) clause to pay out a maturing bond issue is also consistent with a junk-rated company, Moody's said in a statement. Moody's cut Belo's senior unsecured debt one notch to "Ba1," one level below investment grade, from "Baa3." "The long-term ratings...
  • Video of UN Watch Speech Rejected as "Inadmissible" by the U.N. Human Rights Council

    09/20/2007 9:38:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 129+ views
    UN Watch ^ | Hillel Neuer
    Video of Hillel Neuer of UN Watch giving the morons at the Human Rights Council a piece of his mind.
  • Bush’s wristwatch disappeared while he shakes hands with Albanian citizen

    06/11/2007 6:14:59 PM PDT · by DTA · 83 replies · 4,529+ views
    Focus News Agency ^ | 2007-06-11 | Focus News Agency
    Bush’s wristwatch disappeared while he shakes hands with Albanian citizen 11 June 2007 | 19:22 | FOCUS News Agency Tirana. US President George Bush lost his wristwatch while he was shaking hands with Albanian citizen yesterday on his visit to Albania, Spanish agency EFE informed according to local TV channels information. Televisions broadcast a video that shows that while Bush greeting Albanian citizens, his watch disappears. Although the White House denies information that US President has lost his watch.
  • Bush: I Had My Watch All The Time

    06/13/2007 8:00:00 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 1,104+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-14-2007 | Harry de Quetteville
    Bush: I had my watch all the time By Harry de Quetteville Last Updated: 2:32am BST 14/06/2007 First George W Bush's watch was there, then it was missing. Now, apparently, it's back again. In an effort to end the furore over whether it was stolen during a trip to Albania, Mr Bush yesterday sat in the Oval Office for photographs wearing what he said was the timepiece in question. Left: George W Bush wearing what he said was the watch in question. Right: how Matt saw the incident Speculation was rife after pictures showed it had disappeared from his wrist...
  • Security & Prosperity Partnership Records Reveal Proposal for U.S.-Can Funded Grants for Mexico

    06/10/2007 8:11:45 AM PDT · by kc8ukw · 13 replies · 555+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 5, 2007 | Judicial Watch
    (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released documents obtained from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, concerning the agency’s involvement with the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America. ... Among the specific deliverables outlined in the “work plan” is a taxpayer-supported program to improve Mexico’s infrastructure: “Improve North America’s competitiveness by enhancing Mexico’s competitive position through the establishment of a grant fund for development with U.S. and Canadian resources to finance the development of physical infrastructure in Mexico.” ...
  • Minutemen start third year of border watch

    04/01/2007 12:23:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 428+ views
    THREE POINTS — Armed with lawn chairs, binoculars and, in some cases, sidearms, dozens of volunteers from the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps gathered Saturday at a private ranch in the Altar Valley to kick off a monthlong border watch campaign in Arizona. The volunteers plan to set up 24-hour observation posts in the desert north of Sasabe to spot illegal immigration and drug smuggling and report it to the U.S. Border Patrol. “It’s our civic duty,” Minuteman Civil Defense Corps president Chris Simcox told the approximately 60 Minutemen gathered at Saturday’s rally. “And we are making a difference.” Simcox said...
  • America Supports You: ‘Eagle’s Watch Foundation’ Supports Troops, Families

    03/05/2007 3:33:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 169+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 5, 2007 – The “Eagle’s Watch Foundation” maintains a low-flying profile as it employs a bird’s-eye view in finding ways to support U.S. servicemembers and their families. Established on June 6, 2003 –- the anniversary of D-Day – the foundation sponsors celebrity visits to wounded servicemembers, sends care packages to deployed troops, and performs many other military morale-building deeds, said David E. Minyard, the non-profit foundation’s president and chief executive officer. Myriad contacts keep him in touch with the needs of military members and their families, Minyard said. “There needs to be someone that can react quickly...
  • NY cracks down on illegal mystery meats

    12/01/2006 2:33:53 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 176 replies · 3,843+ views
    Yahoo AP ^ | 1 December 2006 one hour 26 minutes ago | ADAM GOLDMAN, AP Business Writer
    When a food safety inspector walked into a market in Queens, he noticed the store had an interesting special posted on its front window: 12 beefy armadillos. In Brooklyn, inspectors found 15 pounds of iguana meat at a West Indian market and 200 pounds of cow lungs for sale at another market. At a West African grocery in Manhattan, the store was selling smoked rodent meat from a refrigerated display case. An inspector quickly seized a couple pounds of it. All of it was headed for the dinner table. All of it was also illegal. Authorities say the discoveries are...
  • Texas Puts 'Virtual Border Watch' Online

    11/03/2006 10:55:42 AM PST · by steel_resolve · 20 replies · 1,490+ views
    Excite News ^ | November 3, 2006 | AP
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Texas has started broadcasting live images of the U.S. border on the Internet in a security program that asks the public to report signs of illegal immigration or drug crimes. A test Web site went live Thursday at with views from eight cameras and ways for viewers to e-mail reports of suspicious activity. Previously, the images had only been available to law enforcement and landowners where the cameras are located. "There is only one way to test it, and that's open it up for business," said Texas Homeland Security Director Steve McCraw. Some civil rights...
  • Tornado watch issued in North Texas

    09/21/2006 3:12:00 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 23 replies · 978+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | September 21, 2006 | Staff Reports
    The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for much of North Texas Thursday afternoon, hours after a line of storms dumped rain across parts of the area. The watch, which covers Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Denton, Parker and about 40 other counties, is in effect until midnight Thursday. Meteorologist Greg Patrick said isolated storms are expected to develop this afternoon along a line stretching from Abilene north to just east of Wichita Falls, and should move east around 40 mph. They could produce heavy winds and hail, and some tornadoes could develop as a result, primarily to the north of...
  • Dallas Morning News workers receive buyout offers

    08/11/2006 6:21:41 AM PDT · by devane617 · 21 replies · 575+ views
    Dallas Morning News Online ^ | 08/10/2006 | staff
    The Dallas Morning News released details Thursday of a previously announced voluntary severance package to newsroom employees. About 580 employees received the offers Thursday. The move is part of The News' continuing efforts to cut costs and move toward increased digital publication of the newspaper. Major daily newspapers, including The News, face growing pressure to cut costs as Internet sites draw more readers and advertisers.
  • Texans Put On Border Watch

    06/02/2006 6:31:36 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 743+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-3-2006 | Catherine Elsworth
    Texans put on border watch By Catherine Elsworth in Los Angeles (Filed: 03/06/2006) An American state is installing security cameras linked to the internet along its 1,000-mile Mexican border to enable citizens to monitor illegal immigration and drug smuggling from their homes. The armchair border patrol will be given a free telephone number to alert authorities to any criminal activity they see. Texas is investing $5 million (£2.65 million) in the "virtual border watch". Rick Perry, the state governor, said it would deploy surveillance cameras with night vision at "criminal hot spots and common routes used to enter this country"....
  • Judicial Appointments "Illegal"

    04/18/2006 8:34:37 AM PDT · by zerosix · 2 replies · 368+ views
    Kansas Judicial Watch | 4/18/06 | Kansas Judicial Watch
    Kansas Judicial Watch 105 E. Rhondda Andover, KS 67002 PRESS RELEASE For Publication Wichita Federal District Court Judge Monti Belot recently irritated some Kansas state lawmakers with his personal statement critical of the legislature’s priorities. However, under Republican Party of Minnesota vs. White, 536 U.S. 765 (2002, 7-2 Opinion), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all judges, state and federal, have first amendment rights to state their opinions, both as judicial candidates and while serving on the bench. The high court made it clear that a judge’s partiality is sacrificed only when he favors one party over another, and that...
  • More Big Brothers to Watch Mexico/US Border with Cheap Remote Video Cameras

    01/31/2006 8:42:56 AM PST · by kokonut · 16 replies · 555+ views
    A group called "Friends of the Border Control" have just begun their own Remote Video Surveillance (RVS) setups costing only several thousand dollars for each camera compared to what Dept of Homeland Security Inspector General, Richard Skinner, said in his testimony, Dec. 16, 2005 before a subcommittee of Homeland Security that their RVS system takes on average 20 months to complete. It was also previously reported by DHS that the cost is $800,000 per camera. Is this the typical mindset of government waste? How about a little creativity here, Richard? FBP's costs are between $5,000 and $7,000 depending on terrain...
  • Azerbaijanis watch over Haditha Dam

    12/21/2005 3:36:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 434+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 21, 2005 | Cpl. Adam C. Schnell
    HADITHA DAM, Iraq (Dec. 21, 2005) -- Iraq’s infrastructure is a constant target for terrorist attacks throughout the country. This is no different at the Haditha Dam, which is the power source for many cities in Iraq. Keeping the massive dam and more than 1,000 Marines operating here safe for the past five months is 150 Azerbaijani Army soldiers. Located on the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan is the host country of the guardian soldiers who left their country in July to spend six months supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They worked alongside the Marines with 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment and 3rd...
  • # 1 Film of Weekend Chronicles of Narnia, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe ($24M on 1st Night)

    12/10/2005 9:59:45 PM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 87 replies · 1,750+ views
    Box Office Mojo ^ | December 10, 2005 | the eagle has landed
    My wife and I watched the movie, it was mostly a packed theatre at 4PM this afternoon and was on 3 other screens in the same theater. I would recommend it highly, if you go out and support movies like this maybe someone else will produce the next C.S. Lewis book or at least something your family can watch. Movie was very good, good life lessons. Rated PG for a couple of semi violent scenes but had no sexual content or foul language. You can take your kids to this movie if they watched Brother Bear with no problem. Liam...
  • Wounded warriors watch World Series

    10/27/2005 11:13:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 309+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Oct 26, 2005 | Ashley Stetter
    CHICAGO (Army News Service, Oct. 26, 2005) -- Two Soldiers injured in Iraq enjoyed the second game of the World Series with Illinois Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn. Quinn invited 1st Lt. Steven Rice and Sgt. Gabe Garriga to join him for pre-game pizza and the World Series. “I was honored to have 1st Lt. Rice and Sgt. Garriga as my guests for this historic event,” Quinn said. “Both of these brave men gave part of themselves to democracy so that we can be here today to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience.” Garriga, who served with the Illinois National Guard’s 333rd Military...
  • DoD, Guard, Services Watch Hurricane Wilma

    10/19/2005 6:22:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 328+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 19,2005 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2005 – The military is in a position of watchful waiting as Hurricane Wilma churns through the Caribbean. Wilma is now listed as a Category 5 hurricane. Weather service officials estimate it will lose some strength as it pushes northward, but it will still pack a powerful punch if it hits the western coast of Florida on the weekend as expected. Officials in Florida said 8,000 National Guardsmen could be called on to help. As the storm nears land, Guardsmen will be called up as needed and assigned where needed, said National Guard Bureau officials. Computer modeling...
  • Brothers watch each others backs in Iraq

    10/11/2005 5:06:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 467+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 11, 2005 | Cpl. Evan M. Eagan
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Oct. 11, 2005) -- After serving nearly 13 years in the Marine Corps respectively, two brothers with 8th Communication Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Headquarters Group, II MEF (FWD), have found themselves side-by-side in the same unit serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom here. Gunnery Sgt. Frank Ashworth and Staff Sgt. Nick Ashworth are brothers separated in age by 14 months, but seem more like best friends catching up on old times. Raised in Grants Pass, Ore., the brothers were raised by their mother. Their father, a Marine veteran who served three tours of duty in...
  • Police keep watch as Iraq war protest case goes to jury (St. Patrick's Four in Binghamton, NY)

    09/23/2005 3:54:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies · 766+ views
    WSTM ^ | 9/23/05 | Bob Joseph
    Police keep watch as Iraq war protest case goes to jury BINGHAMTON, N.Y. A large contingent of local, county and state police remain positioned outside a Binghamton federal building as the case against four Iraq war protesters goes to the jury. There's been a highly visible police presence around the downtown building since the trial started Monday. Two men and two women are being tried on federal conspiracy charges for spilling blood at an Ithaca-area military recruiting office in 2003. Binghamton Police Chief John Butler today said he feels "pretty good" with the way things have gone this week. People...
  • Jay-Z Backs Kanye's Bush Comments [President doesn't care about black people]

    09/06/2005 10:30:39 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 49 replies · 2,148+ views
    Billboard ^ | 9/7/05 | Billboard
    Rap mogul Jay-Z is standing behind Def Jam colleague Kanye West in the wake of the latter's comments during Friday's telethon to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina. As previously reported, West declared that "George Bush doesn't care about black people" and that America is set up "to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off as slow as possible." "I'm backing Kanye 100%," Jay-Z tells Billboard by phone from London. "This is America. You should be able to say what you want to say. We have freedom of speech." Jay-Z admits he shares some of West's views about the...
  • Canadian army ready to aid U.S.

    09/02/2005 2:57:23 AM PDT · by Clive · 34 replies · 876+ views
    Canadian Press vis Sun Media ^ | 2005-09-02 | John Ward
    OTTAWA (CP) - Canada will send the United States any help needed in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, Prime Minister Paul Martin told President George W. Bush on Thursday. "If you need help, just ask and we'll be there," he told Bush in a 15-minute phone call that was to have been a sharp discussion of the softwood lumber dispute but instead became a call of sympathy and condolence. Martin said Bush didn't ask for help, but predicted he will. "They're in the process of trying to put all the co-ordination together and they're going to take us up on...
  • Iran: Harassment of Rights Defenders Escalates

    08/02/2005 9:05:35 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 175+ views
    Reuters ^ | 02 Aug 2005 | HRW
    New York, August 3, 2005) - The Iranian government intensified its attacks on independent human rights defenders by arresting prominent lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani and threatening Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi, Human Rights Watch said today. On Saturday evening, July 30, agents of the Judiciary, operating under the authority of Tehran chief prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi, arrested Soltani inside the offices of the Lawyers Association in Tehran. The next day, a Judiciary spokesman announced that Soltani was arrested for "revealing secrets relating to the case of nuclear spies." Soltani is currently being held in Evin prison in Tehran but has yet to be...
  • CA: Group launches civilian patrol of U.S-Mexico border (California Border Watch)

    07/16/2005 3:54:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 899+ views
    CAMPO, Calif. (AP) - Volunteers patrolled remote mountains outside San Diego for human traffickers and drug smugglers Saturday, launching a campaign modeled after an effort in the Arizona desert to draw attention to the nation's porous border with Mexico. Jim Chase, a former Arizona Minuteman volunteer who cut ties with that group's leadership, is leading California Border Watch, which mobilized Saturday to patrol a 26-mile rural stretch of rolling hills from Jacumba to Tecate through Aug. 7. Chase, a retired postal worker from Oceanside, said he and others will carry guns for self-defense but will not initiate attacks. "The guns...
  • New Battle in the 'War Against World War IV' - (Left's "shock troops" exposed!)

    06/28/2005 2:36:50 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 539+ views
    What the intrepid Norman Podhoretz so perspicuously calls "the War Against World War IV" continues apace. Its latest cause célèbre (to borrow the language of The Resistance — or is it The Insurgency?) is material-witness detentions, the target sited by (of course) the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch, dutifully sketched by (of course) the New York Times...and timed (hilariously) to emerge just as our ears are ringing from the plaintive wails of prominent Democrats demanding an apology from Karl Rove for having the audacity to suggest that the Left does not take the terrorist threat seriously enough....
  • 2,200 Journalists Await Verdict - That's More Than O.J. and Scott Peterson Trials Put Together

    06/10/2005 11:02:44 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 33 replies · 693+ views
    AOL NEWS.COM ^ | June 10, 2005 | Greg Risling, AP
    SANTA MARIA, Calif. (June 10) - About 2,200 members of the media received credentials to cover Michael Jackson's trial - more than the O.J. Simpson and Scott Peterson murder trials combined and enough to form a vast, humming tent city outside the modest courthouse. Reporters from every continent but Antarctica are covering a story that has attracted perhaps the largest-ever media contingent for a criminal trial. The satellite trucks and portable toilets function at all hours, since foreign correspondents must file past midnight to meet deadlines an ocean away. Major TV networks have committed dozens of staff members. Nearly four...
  • Islam on march south of border - (not comforting)

    06/07/2005 8:54:48 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 32 replies · 2,597+ views
    Mexico agrees to monitor foreign groups as Muslim recruitment rate skyrockets. WASHINGTON – Islam is on the move in Mexico and throughout Latin America, making dramatic gains in converting the native population, increasing immigration, establishing businesses and charities and attracting attention from U.S. government officials who have asked their neighbors to the south to keep an eye on foreign Muslim groups. The monitoring of foreign groups is intended to "avoid problems in Mexico that have an impact in the United States," said the head of the Attorney General Office's special terrorism investigation unit, Gen. Jorge Serrano. "The ones who ......
  • Battling the Clintons, and Each Other (Judicial Watch may tie up Peter F. Paul)

    03/16/2005 4:47:57 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies · 2,552+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3/15/05 | IAN URBINA
    Battling the Clintons, and Each Other By IAN URBINA Published: March 15, 2005 WASHINGTON, March 14 - After organizing a fund-raiser for Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2000, Peter Paul turned on the Clintons with a vengeance, claiming that they bilked him out of nearly $2 million in campaign donations. His pursuit of former President Clinton and the senator from New York was championed by Judicial Watch, a conservative legal group that has sued the Clintons repeatedly over the years. But now Judicial Watch and Mr. Paul are battling each other. Mr. Paul says that the organization used his case solely...
  • Guardian Angels in America's murder capital

    02/26/2005 6:49:56 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 4 replies · 469+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Feb. 26, 2005 | Bob Weir
    When I pulled my car into a parking space at Dallas City Hall, I looked over to my left, and there was the man in the red jacket and matching beret, talking on his cell phone as he paced slowly on the concrete strip. I had a 4 PM meeting with the leader of the legendary crime fighting group that has become an adjunct to the justice system in America. He had just emerged from a meeting with Mayor Laura Miller, who, he told me later, was very negative about his presence in “her” city. Curtis Sliwa, the founder and...
  • Denying Terrorism

    02/08/2005 6:28:30 AM PST · by stevejackson · 4 replies · 565+ views ^ | February 8, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    Editor's note: Readers may also be interested in New Jersey: An Islamic Murder of Coptic Christians?.Anyone following the investigation into the mid-January slaughter of the Armanious family (husband, wife, two young daughters), Copts living in Jersey City, N.J., knows who the presumptive suspects are: Islamists furious at a Christian Egyptian immigrant who dares engage in Internet polemics against Islam and who attempts to convert Muslims to Christianity.The authorities, however, have blinded themselves to the extensive circumstantial evidence, insisting that "no facts at this point" substantiate a religious motive for the murders.Somehow, the prosecutor missed that all four members of this...
  • Hey, Dims, we're watching you (Warped Friday humor thread)

    01/28/2005 10:46:18 AM PST · by Wolfstar · 42 replies · 1,598+ views
  • Trojan writer used webcams to spy

    01/19/2005 4:03:09 PM PST · by holymoly · 7 replies · 1,077+ views
    Techworld ^ | 19 January 2005 | Scarlet Pruitt
    Spanish police have arrested a man suspected of creating a Trojan capable of making secret recordings of Internet users through their webcams and stealing confidential information. Spanish Civil Guard units caught the computer programmer, identified only by the initials J.A.S, spying on various Net users through their webcams when they surprised him in his home on Monday. The man is alleged to have created a Trojan horse program distributed through peer-to-peer file sharing networks, like Kazaa. The Trojan horse could be hidden in a file, and once downloaded gave the hacker remote access to the victim's computer. The Trojan installed...
  • Black Watch Soldier Killed by Roadside Bomb

    11/08/2004 3:14:06 PM PST · by Max Combined · 191+ views
    Scotsman ^ | Mon 8 Nov 2004 | PA Reporters
    A Black Watch soldier killed in Iraq tonight was the victim of a roadside bomb, the Ministry of Defence confirmed. Another two men from the Scots regiment were injured in the attack on a Warrior armoured vehicle to the north of their Camp Dogwood base, the MoD said. The pair, who were not seriously injured, were airlifted by a US helicopter to a military hospital in Baghdad. Their Warrior swerved off the road when its wheels on one side were destroyed in the attack, carried out at 18.30 local time. The powerful blast was apparently detonated by insurgents using a...
  • Zarqawi Releases Video of Suicide Bombing Attack on British Troops South of Baghdad

    11/07/2004 9:28:10 AM PST · by anonpenetfi · 22 replies · 5,236+ views ^ | 11/7/04 | (11/7/04): Al-Qaida's Committee in Mesopotamia (led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has released video footage of a November 4 suicide car bombing attack on a patrol manned by the Scottish Black Watch, one of the British military units currently deployed in central Iraq. The soldiers were manning a vehicle checkpoint on a road east of the Euphrates River when the bomber detonated his vehicle; the attack was followed shortly thereafter by insurgent mortar attacks on the same position. Three members of the Black Watch and an Iraqi translator (who had postponed his own wedding in order to serve...