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  • Does The Trail Of Dead Bankers Lead Somewhere?

    02/24/2014 5:27:39 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 47 replies
    theeconomiccollapseblog.com ^ | February 18, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    What are we to make of this sudden rash of banker suicides? Does this trail of dead bankers lead somewhere? Or could it be just a coincidence that so many bankers have died in such close proximity? I will be perfectly honest and admit that I do not know what is going on. But there are some common themes that seem to link at least some of these deaths together. First of all, most of these men were in good health and in their prime working years. Secondly, most of these "suicides" seem to have come out of nowhere and...
  • Another "Successful Banker" Found Dead

    02/24/2014 6:17:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 2/24/14 | tyler durden
      The dismal trail of dead bankers continues. As The Journal Star reports, a successful Lincoln businessman and member of a prominent local family died last week. Former National Bank of Commerce CEO James Stuart Jr. was found dead in Scottsdale, Ariz., the morning of Feb. 19. A family spokesman did not say what caused the death. This brings the total of banker deaths in recent weeks to 9 as Stuart is sadly survived by three sons and four daughters.  Mr Stuart's background (via The Journal Star), Stuart was a native of Lincoln and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with...
  • Jodi Arias: Her $2.1 million legal bill paid by taxpayers

    01/29/2014 10:58:41 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 28, 2014 | Brian Skoloff
    Jodi Arias was convicted of murder, but still awaits a sentence. So far, Arizona taxpayers have covered $2.1 million in legal fees for the Jodi Arias legal team and other costs associated with her case.
  • An Open Letter to The Hidden Benghazi Survivors

    08/05/2013 9:53:06 AM PDT · by Mortrey · 5 replies
    Victory Girls ^ | August 5, 2013 | by Catherine
    One of you must be willing to come forward to start a sequence of events that will put this current administration out of the business of ruining our country – your country. It IS a business to them.
  • CIA Agents Warned on Benghazi

    08/03/2013 9:09:26 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 Aug 2013 | John Semmens
    It is now reported that there were numerous CIA operatives on the ground in Benghazi during last year's assault on the Consulate that killed Ambassador Stephens and three other Americans. Representative Frank Wolf (R-VA) contends that some of these operatives want to testify, but have been intimidated into silence. According to CNN reporter Drew Griffin, the Agency has implemented a full-court-press of monthly polygraph tests aimed at finding out if anyone has been talking to the media or Congress. Talkers reportedly have been threatened with termination or worse. Several have been reminded that their families' safety could be at risk....
  • CANDLELIGHT VIGILS; WHERE ARE THE MISSING BENGHAZI WITNESS SURVIVORS?

    06/28/2013 11:01:33 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 29 replies
    Benghazi Truth! ^ | Sunday, June 23, 2013 | Proe Graphique
    Obama refuses to even discuss the subject. The one patient supposedly at Walter Reed Hospital apparently was listed there under an assumed name. The best info we have - which stinks and I do not believe - is from GOP Senator Lindsey Graham saying the witnesses are so terrified of their own President of the United States that they refuse to come forward.
  • Raw Emotion On Display As Benghazi Witnesses Testify Before Congress

    05/09/2013 5:38:37 AM PDT · by jazzpatriot · 4 replies
    The Jazz Patriot ^ | May 8, 2013 | Tom Wholley
    I found the testimony of the three State Department career personnel, who testified before the House Oversight Committee today not only to be credible, but to be extremely gripping emotionally, despite efforts by Democrats to dismiss it with typical character assasination tactics and accusations of Republican political maneuvering, which appeared to go nowhere. As these three men spoke, who have been referred to in the press as "whistleblowers", you could see and hear them overcome with emotion, choking up as they described the day in which former US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone...
  • A hope for answers - Benghazi dam may break at last

    05/03/2013 8:50:32 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 3, 2013n | MICHAEL A. WALSH
    On Wednesday, the FBI released photos of three men present at the deadly jihadist attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya; the bureau has asked the Libyans’ help in identifying them. Which nicely highlights the fact that it’s been more than seven months since Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other brave Americans were killed — and yet there’s been no justice, nor even vengeance, in the matter. Nor much exposure: We know little more today than we did in the immediate aftermath of the fiasco. Indeed, the State Department’s Inspector General is now investigating the Accountability Review Board that...
  • BREAKING: Rep. Trey Gowdy Says Eyewitnesses Will Testify Next Week at Benghazi Hearing (Video)

    04/30/2013 8:38:59 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 98 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-30-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Hear Come the Whistle-Blowers– Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) spilled the beans tonight on the Benghazi hearings scheduled for May 8th. Gowdy said “first hand witnesses” will be testifying on the massacre and coverup. He told Greta – she won’t want to miss it. “Well I am not liberty to disclose the identity of the witnesses but I will just say what I have said previously which is it is going to be a very informational and instructive hearing. I would encourage you to follow it. Benghazi is warming up. It is not going away despite the efforts of this administration…...
  • House panel tries to get Benghazi witnesses to discuss Benghazi without retaliation (Issa letters)

    04/29/2013 7:48:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Gretawire ^ | 4/29/13 | Greta Van Suteren
    See report below from my FNC colleague Chad Pergram: Fox has obtained three letters, sent to the top legal counsels at the CIA, Pentagon and State Department, about getting clearance to interview witnesses from those agencies/departments about Benghazi. These are from the House Oversight Committee. I am told there are whistleblowers who are willing to talk to Congressional investigators but are worried about getting clearances, et al. Links to letters are below…full text of one letter is below (letters are the same). In the letters, the House Oversight Committee asks for a pledge that those departments/agencies will not “take any...
  • If Christ Has Not Been Raised (you don't want to miss this one!)

    04/01/2013 6:19:31 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Catholic and Enjoying it ^ | March 31, 2013 | Mark Shea
    Here’s a little piece I did a few years back on why I think it obvious the Resurrection really happened. Exalted Felicitations of the Day!I’m told the latest trend among professional atheists, who read each other but not actual New Testament scholarship except from the hothouse of court prophets for atheism like Bob Price and Bart Ehrman, is that Jesus is a “composite”. It’s unclear what this means, but I take it that they think the authors of the New Testament dug through the Old Testament for random verses and then invented incidents in the life of Jesus in order...
  • Top Defense Chiefs to Testify on U.S. Consulate Attack in Libya

    02/07/2013 8:11:04 AM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 115 replies
    Panetta being questioned by Congress regarding Benghzi.
  • A good friend is considering joining the Jehovah's Witnesses. What should he worry about?

    01/31/2013 8:44:30 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 143 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 1/31/2013 | Me
    When I come by my friends house they are always there. They are polite to me but act like I'm interfering. Anyone here associated with them or been to their church? Thanks.
  • "Who Are the April Fools? How Do You View Jesus?" (Sermon for Palm Sunday, on 1 Cor. 1:18-25)

    03/31/2012 5:28:39 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 9 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 1, 2012 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Who Are the April Fools? How Do You View Jesus?” (1 Corinthians 1:18-25)“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” “On the foal of a donkey”: I thought about that phrase, and then I thought about the fact that this is April 1, and so I considered doing a sermon on “April Foal’s Day” . . . and then I decided against it. But this is April Fools’ Day,...
  • Clinton: Benghazi was my greatest regret as secretary of state

    01/29/2013 12:18:52 PM PST · by bestintxas · 20 replies
    the cable ^ | 1/29/13 | j rogin
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, when asked Tuesday to name her most lasting regret from her time as secretary of state, referred to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi. "My biggest question to you was, firstly, are you planning on writing your memoirs already? And if you are, following in the footsteps of Madeleine Albright in hers -- where she says that her lasting regret was in Rwanda -- what would you say was your lasting regret?," Clinton was asked by a British Pakistani student during her Tuesday morning "Townterview," one of a number of farewell...
  • Newspaper: 4 witnesses change stories in Trayvon Martin shooting

    05/23/2012 8:44:15 AM PDT · by caldera599 · 47 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 22, 2012 | MSNBC Staff
    At least four key witnesses have changed their stories about what they saw the night George Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., the Orlando Sentinel reported Tuesday. The report comes after state prosecutors released about half the evidence they have in their second-degree murder case against Zimmerman. The witnesses, known publicly only by numbers, first talked to Sanford police and later to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and state prosecutors Witness 2: A young woman from the Retreat at Twin Lakes community, where Martin, 17, was shot Feb. 26, first told investigators she saw two men running...
  • Several George Zimmerman witnesses change their accounts

    05/23/2012 4:52:27 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 102 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 22, 2012 | Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner
    Evidence released last week in the second-degree-murder case against George Zimmerman shows four key witnesses made major changes in what they say they saw and heard the night he fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford. Three changed their stories in ways that may damage Zimmerman. A fourth abandoned her initial story, that she saw one person chasing another. Now, she says, she saw a single figure running. They were reinterviewed in mid-March, after Sanford police handed the case off to State Attorney Norm Wolfinger. The case changed hands again when Gov. Rick Scott passed it on to a special...
  • Witnesses Back Up Zimmerman's Account Of Attack In Trayvon Martin Shooting, Police Say

    03/27/2012 5:32:25 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 317 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 3/26/12 8:33 p.m. EST | RENE STUTZMAN
    With a single punch, Trayvon Martin decked the neighborhood watch volunteer who eventually shot to death the unarmed 17-year-old, then climbed on top of George Zimmerman and slammed his head into the sidewalk several times, leaving him bloody and battered, authorities told The Orlando Sentinel. That is the account Zimmerman gave police, and much of it has been corroborated by witnesses, authorities said.
  • The Watchtower: What Are the Marks of True Christianity?

    03/13/2012 1:58:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Roma Locuta Est ^ | March 12, 2012
    Our house has become a frequent stop for the Jehovah’s Witnesses.  More than likely it is because my beautiful wife smiles, listens, and takes their literature.  Her feeling has always been that it is better for us to take The Watchtower than to have it in the hands of someone else. At any rate, I rarely read it, but the subtitle on the front cover this month was, “What Are the Marks of the True Christianity?”  I’ve always known that, like Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses consider themselves “Christians” but the rest of Christendom does not for lack of their profession...
  • Feds: Triangle terrorist tried to have witnesses killed

    01/25/2012 3:25:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 1+ views
    wral.com ^ | 1/25/12 | staff
    Raleigh, N.C. — One of the men involved in a Johnston County terrorist cell that authorities said plotted attacks on a Marine base in Virginia and foreign targets tried to have witnesses in his trial last fall killed, according to federal records unsealed Monday. Hysen Sherifi was found guilty after a month-long trial of conspiring to provide material support to terrorism and conspiring to carry out attacks overseas, two counts of firearms possession and conspiring to kill federal officers or employees. He was sentenced two weeks ago to 45 years in prison. Federal authorities said Sherifi tried to hire someone...
  • Are Jehovah’s Witnesses a Protestant Religion?

    12/02/2011 9:56:33 AM PST · by Cronos · 110 replies · 1+ views
    watchtower ^ | 2009 | watchtower
    they differ from Protestant religions in many significant ways. In fact, The Encyclopedia of Religion refers to Jehovah’s Witnesses as being “distinctive.” Consider three ways in which they are different. First, although Protestant faiths reject certain features of Catholic worship, Reformation leaders retained certain Catholic dogmas, such as belief in the Trinity, hellfire, and the immortality of the human soul. Jehovah’s Witnesses, however, believe that those doctrines not only contradict the Bible but also promote a distorted view of God.—See Exposed: Six Myths About Christianity. Second, the religion that Jehovah’s Witnesses advocate is, not one of negative protest, but one...
  • Senator says Justice won’t provide witnesses

    11/10/2011 9:44:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/10/11 | Jerry Seper
    The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee says the Justice Department has refused to make available 11 of 12 department witnesses called by the panel for transcribed interviews in the ongoing investigation of the botched Fast and Furious weapons operation. Sen. Chuck Grassley said that despite the department’s promises of good faith cooperation in the probe, only one witness has been provided so far - former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke in Arizona, who resigned in August after taking responsibility for his mistakes during testimony about Fast and Furious before a House committee. “The department has refused to schedule interviews...
  • Jehovah's Witnesses, JW's, Russellism

    11/06/2011 5:33:18 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 10 replies · 1+ views
    EAEC.org ^ | Undated | David A. Reed
    Founder: Charles Taze Russell Overview Jehovah's Witnesses trace their origins to the nineteenth century Adventist movement in America . That movement began with William Miller, a Baptist lay preacher who, in the year 1816, began proclaiming that Christ would return in 1843. His predictions of the Second Coming or Second Advent captured the imagination of thousands in Baptist and other mainline churches. Perhaps as many as 50,000 followers put their trust in Miller's chronological calculations and prepared to welcome the Lord, while, as the appointed time approached, others watched nervously from a distance. Recalculations moved the promised second advent from...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Where are Obama's former girlfriends?

    08/16/2011 7:15:00 PM PDT · by opentalk · 199 replies
    WND ^ | August 16, 2011 | Joe Kovacs
    PALM BEACH, Fla. –As the presidential campaign season begins to get into full swing, radio host Rush Limbaugh is again raising questions about President Barack Obama's personal background, wondering where all of his former girlfriends, classmates and students are. "I got one of these email things," Limbaugh said on his program this afternoon. ...This one is, 'Where are all of Obama's former girlfriends?' It's a takeoff on where are all of the students Obama taught who claim to have been inspired by him when he taught law at the University of Chicago. Where are all of the former classmates of...
  • Issa: ATF warns witnesses to limit testimony

    07/25/2011 10:45:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 7/25/11 | Stephen Dinan and Chuck Neubauer
    The Obama administration sought to intimidate witnesses into not testifying to Congress on Tuesday about whether ATF knowingly allowed weapons, including assault rifles, to be “walked” into Mexico, the chairman of a House committee investigating the program said in an interview Monday. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell E. Issa, California Republican, said at least two scheduled witnesses expected to be asked about a controversial weapons investigation known as “Fast and Furious”received warning letters from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to limit their testimony. Mr. Issa's committee is set to hear testimony from six current...
  • 20 killed in biggest Syrian protests so far: witnesses

    07/15/2011 1:50:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/15/11 | Khaled Yacoub Oweis - Reuters
    AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian security forces shot dead at least 20 protesters on Friday as hundreds of thousands of people staged the biggest protests so far against President Bashar al-Assad, witnesses and rights groups said. Assad, facing the greatest challenge to 40 years of Baath Party rule, has sought to crush demonstrations that broke out in March. But although rights groups say some 1,400 civilians have been killed, the protests have grown. "These are the biggest demonstrations so far. It is a clear challenge to the authorities, especially when we see all these numbers coming out from Damascus for the...
  • The Jehovah's Witnesses in Crisis: Anxiety and disillusionment sets in as 2014 approaches

    06/24/2011 3:11:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies
    God Discussion ^ | June 24, 2011 | johnthomas didymus
    Raymond Franz, former leader of JW and author of Crisis of Conscience The teaching of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society that Armageddon will come before the "generation of 1914" passes away is causing increased anxiety among Jehovah's Witnesses as 2014 approaches and there are still no clear signs of how and when Jehovah will bring an end to this evil "system of things."According to the teaching that the Jehovah's Witnesses have held for decades, people who were alive in 1914, when Jesus began "invisible rule" in heaven (an event marked by the outbreak of the first world war), will...
  • Meet the court dogs providing calm for traumatised witnesses

    06/14/2011 4:07:12 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8:24 PM on 14th June 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    A 15-year-old girl had special help when she took the witness stand yesterday at the trial for the man accused of sexually assaulting her for four years. Rose, an 11-year-old golden retriever whose regular job is helping provide therapy in schools for troubled children, was there at her side, helping to calm a child who experts said is otherwise incapable of talking about her traumatic ordeal. It's an unprecedented arrangement in New York and now gaining acceptance elsewhere.
  • 144,000: WHAT’S IN A NUMBER? NOT YOU, FOR ONE THING (Jehovah's Witnesses)

    02/25/2011 3:36:52 PM PST · by NYer · 118 replies
    PatrickMadrid ^ | February 25, 2011 | Patrick Madrid
    Since its inception in 1881, the Watchtower Bible and Tract society, A.K.A. Jehovah’s Witnesses, has proclaimed that only 144,000 human beings will go to heaven. They get that number, of course, from Revelation 14:1-5, where we read that they are those who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are chaste; it is these who follow the Lamb wherever he goes; these have been redeemed from mankind as first fruits for God and the Lamb, and in their mouth no lie was found, for they are spotless. They are identified as “male virgins” who have not defiled themselves with...
  • Empty seats: Obama snubs Issaon witnesses for stimulus hearing

    02/16/2011 1:39:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/16/11 | Jonathan Strong
    In the latest sign of an increasingly antagonistic stand by Democrats against top GOP oversight official Rep. Darrell Issa, President Obama declined a request for a top economic adviser to testify before an oversight panel about the president’s economic stimulus law. Obama spokesman Reid Cherlin indicated the move will be part of a general policy against top White House aides testifying before Congress, potentially setting the stage for a showdown on later, more important hearings.
  • Jehovah's Witnesses and the Trinity

    06/02/2009 4:23:01 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 82 replies · 1,167+ views
    Jehovah's Witnesses and the Trinity The doctrine of the Holy Trinity has been consistently misunderstood, probably more than any other teaching of the Bible. Frequently investigation into the doctrine of the Trinity has been dismissed from serious discussion or study by invoking the time-worn assertions - "It's a great mystery" or "This is incomprehensible" - thus discouraging many from investigating the scriptural basis of the doctrine. Due principally to this attitude as well as certain complex aspects of the Trinity doctrine itself, there has been a revival of anti-Trinitarian heresies during the past one hundred and fifty years, and they...
  • Jehovah's Witnesses: 'End is near' ["It's imminent. It's at hand"]

    05/26/2009 7:23:51 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 84 replies · 3,150+ views
    WPTV ^ | 5/26/2009 | Eric Glasser
    WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- If you feel like the world has been crumbling down around you lately, the Jehovah's Witnesses say - you're right. It is. In fact, beginning this weekend, they'll be holding a series of public lectures entitled "How to survive the end of the world". "It's imminent. It's at hand," says local Jehovah's Witnesses spokesman Travis Telfair. Local Witnesses will be holding 14 consecutive 'conventions', as they call them, at their convention center on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard - formerly the West Palm Beach Auditorium. They hold such gatherings each year, but this year's theme is,...
  • Jehovah’s visitors [dropping in on a Jehovah’s Witnesses church service]

    04/23/2009 10:05:32 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 42 replies · 1,400+ views
    Metro Spirit ^ | 4/22/2009 | ANGEL CLEARY
    AUGUSTA, GA - I grew up thinking the Jehovah’s Witnesses were a cult. In eighth grade, at the Christian school I attended, I took a world religions class. I thought it would open a window and shed light into the unknown. Turns out, the class was just closed-minded and dogmatic indoctrination. As a result, I spent the next 10 years wary of anyone who knocked on my front door, as though they would lure me with winning smiles only to brainwash me into believing bizarre, unholy practices. Luckily, life experience changes superstitious prejudices. A couple of Jehovah’s Witness friends in...
  • Knock Knock: [Jehovah's] Witnesses coming to your door in the next three weeks

    06/18/2007 8:34:53 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 14 replies · 441+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 06/17/2007 | Stephanie Innes
    If you live in Southern Arizona — whether it's in an apartment, trailer, house or ranch — you should expect a knock during the next three weeks. It doesn't matter whether you rent or own, whether you are in Oro Valley or Sahuarita, or whether your house is high on a hill surrounded by a wall and a mile from the road. It doesn't matter whether you are in a gated community or a retirement home. The Jehovah's Witnesses are pledging to personally deliver you an invitation to their regional convention in July. On Friday, Tucson-area Jehovah's Witnesses began a...
  • What do you guys think of Jehovah's Witnesses?

    09/28/2010 5:51:19 AM PDT · by ForAmerica · 181 replies · 1+ views
    What do you guys think of Jehovah's Witnesses? I talk to them all the time, I don't think that they will comment because they are not allowed to discuss politics.
  • Astronomers seek fireball witnesses...(Did you se it?)

    12/17/2009 10:34:52 AM PST · by TaraP · 29 replies · 1,344+ views
    Google ^ | December 15th, 2009
    Astronomy experts are appealing for witnesses to an extremely rare fireball believed to have blazed across the morning sky. The spectacular sight, which star-gazers claim happened just before dawn on Monday, is being attributed to a massive meteor shower currently taking place over the northern hemisphere. "The fireball is really very special and unusual," Astronomy Ireland chairman David Moore said.
  • CA: Witnesses tell of S.F. fundraiser's backdated documents (Julie Lee)

    07/09/2008 9:15:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 133+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 7/9/08 | Denny Walsh
    A San Francisco engineer testified Tuesday in Sacramento federal court that political fundraiser Julie Lee asked him to adopt fraudulent documents to satisfy auditors looking into Lee's use of state grant money. James Li described for a jury how Lee, in the summer of 2004, brought him "a bundle of documents in an envelope and asked me to review them and be prepared to answer questions from state controller auditors." Among the documents, Li told the jury, was a backdated invoice that purported to be from his firm seeking payment of $621,300 from Lee's nonprofit San Francisco Neighbors Resource Center...
  • The Book of Mormon Witnesses (Open)

    05/30/2008 4:57:35 AM PDT · by Ron Jeremy · 238 replies · 910+ views
    exmormon ^ | undated | unsigned
    THE BOOK OF MORMON WITNESSES Historical evidence has led many people to question the authenticity of the Book of Mormon and the credibility of Joseph Smith's story. Those who would defend traditional beliefs about Mormon origins often turn to the testimonies of 11 men. These men signed statements declaring the Book of Mormon was true, and that they had seen and/or handled the plates used in the translation. For some people, such testimony is enough to alleviate their doubts. But is it truly a solid foundation for faith in the Mormon church? A careful investigation reveals there are a number...
  • FAA investigating unexplained object that came near Continental jet

    05/26/2008 3:23:50 PM PDT · by i_dont_chat · 90 replies · 468+ views
    KHOU TV, Houston, TX ^ | May 26, 2008 | Jeremy Desel
    HOUSTON -- Federal officials are working to find out just what happened in the sky over Houston this morning. Continental Flight 1544 was 11 miles east of Bush Intercontinental Airport after takeoff this morning, when the pilot called the tower to report an object near the plane. The plane was at about 5,000 feet at the time of the report and the flight continued on to Cleveland. Sources told 11 News that the flight was met by Continental officials and FAA investigators to interview the passengers and crew.
  • Will the Winter Soldier Investigation (II) be a Sham? (MY VIEWS THE FREE PRESS DECLINED TO PUBLISH)

    03/16/2008 6:51:49 AM PDT · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 45 replies · 776+ views
    Conservative Vermont Vet | March 16, 2008 | Conservative Vermont Vet
    “The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars to be treated and appreciated by their nation.”—George Washington. Never in the history of our Great Republic, have members of the military been subjected to such condemnation, scorn, disrespect and loathing as were Vietnam Veterans and they “earned” this “distinction,” merely by having served their country, honorably—most having given much, while asking for nothing, and for many, having given all.
  • Keeping Witnesses Off Stand to Keep Them Safe

    11/19/2007 9:59:51 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 27 replies · 34+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 19, 2007 | David Kocieniewski
    The strategy sounds almost illogical: Detectives in New Jersey are being urged to build criminal cases with as few witnesses as possible. Or with none at all. In cities struggling with gang-related crimes, like Trenton and Newark, detectives said that even on the infrequent occasions when they find civilian witnesses who might be willing to testify, investigators are wary about pressuring them to appear in court. That reluctance is based on a fear that the authorities might not be able to protect witnesses from retaliation. ... No one much disputes that the strategy amounts to something of a retreat for...
  • Witnesses in Army trial killed in crash

    08/27/2007 12:05:10 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 5 replies · 777+ views
    UPI ^ | 8/26/07
    HONOLULU, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Several U.S. Army soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq last week were to be witnesses in the homicide trial of their former superior. Honolulu's KITV reported Sunday that some of the soldiers who died in the crash had been scheduled to testify in the trial of Sgt. 1st Class Trey Corrales, who is accused of orchestrating the death of an Iraqi detainee this year. Corrales, who was in the same Hawaii-based platoon as the soldiers killed in Wednesday's crash, allegedly shot the detainee repeatedly June 23. He is accused of then ordering his...
  • Saddam attacks prosecution witnesses (says they helped sow division among Iraqis to benefit Israel)

    10/17/2006 9:56:53 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 297+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/17/06 | Sinan Salaheddin and Jamal Halaby - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Saddam Hussein on Tuesday attacked prosecution witnesses in his trial for genocide against the Kurds, accusing them of sowing division among Iraqis for the benefit of Israel. The deposed leader addressed the court after two Kurds testified that during a military offensive in northern Iraq in 1988, they were detained in a camp where conditions were so bad that hundreds of prisoners died of malnutrition. "This will only serve the separation," Saddam said, referring to the deepening division among Iraqis as shown by the rising death toll in the insurgency and sectarian fighting. "The Zionists are the...
  • Witnesses testify of Saddam atrocities

    09/18/2006 10:30:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 489+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/18/06 | Sameer N. Yacoub and Jamal Haraby - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A former Kurdish rebel testified Monday he temporarily lost his sight in a chemical weapons attack by Saddam Hussein's forces nearly two decades ago. He removed his glasses so the court could see his swollen eyes. Karawan Abdellah said he still lives in "pain and suffering" from the March 1988 attack, when Iraqi warplanes raided Kurdish guerrilla positions in the village of Shanakhesiya in northern Iraq. After the initial airstrike, Iraq fired chemical weapons on the village, Abdellah said. "I stayed in a hospital for six months and during this period I wasn't able to see at...
  • Disguises OK'd for terror trial witnesses (Israeli agents against Hamas in Chicago)

    08/31/2006 6:39:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies · 393+ views
    Pantagraph.com ^ | 8/31/06 | Mike Robinson
    Disguises OK'd for terror trial witnessesBy Mike Robinson Associated Press Thursday, August 31, 2006 4:42 PM CDT CHICAGO -- Two Israeli security agents expected to testify at the trial of two men accused of fundraising for the Palestinian militant group Hamas may wear disguises and use aliases on the witness stand, a judge ruled Tuesday. The courtroom will be cleared of everyone but the jury, attorneys, the defendants and their families while the Israeli agents testify, U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve ruled. The ruling came in the case of Muhammad Salah, 53, of suburban Bridgeview and Abdelhaleem Ashquar, 48,...
  • Report Outlines Charges Against 'Pendleton 8' - Defense Attorneys Question Witnesses' Credibility

    06/28/2006 9:00:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 583+ views
    CAMP PENDLETON -- Attorneys for the so-called "Pendleton Eight" are getting their first look at the government's evidence against their clients. A 250-page Pentagon report shows maps, diagrams, photos, and statements about an alleged incident in Hamdania, Iraq, in which military investigators say seven Marines and a sailor took an Iraqi civilian from his home, shot him and then tried to cover it up. Tuesday, the attorneys questioned the credibility of the Iraqi accusers, asking why it took the victim's family four days to report the death. Attorneys also said confessions were coerced, and that military members were not given...
  • Saddam judge: No more defense witnesses (The end of the trail, uhh, rope draws nigh for Saddam)

    06/13/2006 10:22:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 850+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/13/06 | Sinan Salaheddin - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - The chief judge declared an end to hearing defense witnesses in Saddam Hussein's trial Tuesday and said the prosecution will present its closing argument next week. The declaration came despite complaints by the defense team that it has not had the freedom to properly present its case and that many of its motions were not ruled on by chief judge Raouf Abdel-Rahman in the nearly eight-month-old trial. "For your client alone, you've presented 26 witnesses. If that's not enough to present your case, then 100 won't work," Abdel-Rahman told defense lawyer Khamis al-Obeidi, who insisted he still...
  • Zarqawi beaten to death, 'witnesses' say

    06/11/2006 10:53:48 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 149 replies · 3,569+ views
    Two British newspapers report Al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi may have have been beaten to death by US forces following the air strike on his house. The Observer and the Sunday Times both carry reports on events leading up to Zarqawi's death on Wednesday, citing apparent witnesses to the immediate aftermath of the attack. In a two-page report, the Observer says that although the claims have not been confirmed, revelations of revenge killings by US troops "means it cannot be discounted". It quotes one man as saying US soldiers pulled a man resembling Zarqawi from an ambulance...
  • Lawyer: Five Witnesses Say Joe Wilson Outed Valerie Plame

    05/08/2006 11:49:56 AM PDT · by yoe · 89 replies · 4,953+ views
    News Max ^ | May 8, 2006 | Carl Limbacher & Staff
    In a development that got no media play over the weekend, Lewis 'Scooter' Libby's defense lawyer announced on Friday that he has located five witnesses who will testify that Joe Wilson outed his wife Valerie Plame as a CIA employee before Robert Novak did so in his July 2003 column. According to the NationalReviewOnline's Byron York, Libby's lawyer Ted Wells told the court that his witnesses "will say under oath that Mr. Wilson told them his wife worked for the CIA." Wells said that he expects Leakgate Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald to call Wilson to testify in a bid to...
  • Google Map Used to Bolster Missile Claim: Researcher verifies testimony of key FBI witness (TWA 800)

    04/06/2006 8:20:08 AM PDT · by CyberAnt · 138 replies · 3,758+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | April 5, 2006 | WND
    Researcher verifies testimony of key FBI witnes A researcher of the TWA Flight 800 downing says his use of the map program Google Earth to verify the claims of witnesses bolsters his belief that the 747 jetliner was shot down by a missile, contrary to the official explanation. Robert Donaldson, who has carried on the investigation of his brother, the late Cmdr. William Donaldson, re-interviewed a key witness, Mike Wire, whose testimony was used to create the government's explanation. Nearly 10 years ago, after an extensive investigation, the FBI and National Transportation Safety Board declared "mechanical failure" the cause of...