Cary Grant in "The Bachelor & the Bobby Soxer"
~ The Power of Voodoo!~
Mellow Greetings, Hookie Dookie!
Chinless, meet Souless. Souless, meet Chinless!
How far is Syria ready to go to appease the US?
HAHAHA! See "turnspeak", idiot kuffar.
Netanyahu: Israel wants 'understanding' with US
Listen, BiBi, you understand exactly what this crap is, so do what you gotta do Pappy, and get it done quick.
Dig this headline!
The TIMES UK: Israel's defiance threatens US peace drive
Oh those uppity Juden!
Syria ready to 'play role' solving Iran-West disputes
Iran Looms Over Visit by Gates to Israel
And Stan looms over Gates.
Lawmakers urge UK government to talk to Hamas
Legislators urged the British government on Sunday to talk to moderates within Hamas, saying the West's policy of shunning the Palestinian Islamist group was showing little sign of success.Two Hamas TANGO perish ignominiously in embarassing work accident
The British parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee said in a report it stood by a recommendation it first made two years ago that the government should engage politically with moderate elements within Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip.
Britain and other Western nations reject contact with Hamas because of its refusal to recognise Israel, renounce violence and accept existing interim peace deals.
Russia is the only member of the Quartet of Middle East peace brokers -- which also comprises the United States, the United Nations and the European Union -- talking to Hamas.
"We conclude that there continue to be few signs that the current policy of non-engagement is achieving the Quartet's stated objectives," the committee said.
"We further conclude that the credible peace process for which the Quartet hopes, as part of its strategy for undercutting Hamas, is likely to be difficult to achieve without greater cooperation from Hamas itself."
Peaceful! The very picture of "moderation"!
Two Hamas militants were killed on Friday when a bomb they were handling accidently exploded in the Islamists-ruled Gaza Strip, Hamas and medical sources said. Hamas said in a statement that two members of its armed wing were preparing an attack against Israeli forces when the blast occured in an open area in the Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza. The head of Gaza’s emergency services Moawiya Hassanein confirmed that two people were killed in the explosion, with eye-witnesses saying the two men were in their 20s.
Hamas denies restricting general freedom in Gaza
Hamas says Egypt bolstering Gaza border security
Issue of Jerusalem key to peace negotiations
Give us a piece and we will give you no peace.
Glow Ball Unity through Dead Juden, my friends!
Hamasshole rejects Abbasshole
Palestinian Islamic Hamas movement strongman in Gaza Mahmoud al-Zahar on Saturday rejected the visit of western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the Gaza Strip, ruled by the movement since June 2007.
"This matter (Abbas's visit to Gaza) is completely rejected for security considerations," al-Zahar told the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in an interview on Saturday. Al-Zahar wondered "how could Abu Mazen return (to Gaza) under such security situation? How could he be received? And what effect this visit would have on people who have their sons, their homes destroyed or their salaries stopped?"
Fatah says Hamas tries to thwart its general conference
I thwart you in general!
PA Jerusalem affairs minister arrested
Several dozen left-wing activists and Arab residents of the eastern part of the city arrived at the scene in an effort to prevent the renovation and a scuffle broke out. The seven detainees included people from both sides. One of the detainees was Hatem Abdel Kader, the foremr Minister for Jerusalem Affairs in the Palestinian Authority government and currently a Fatah legislator. The Palestinian demonstrators said the Jews arrived at the neighborhood with the intention of taking over buildings there.Palestinians march to urge Hamas, Fatah to reach agreement
Marwan Barghouthi will be nominated for Fatah Central Committee
For background on Marwan Barghouti see: Jerusalem: Naked, bound and splayed, she awaits her rape
August 2008: The Israeli government has informed the Palestinian Authority that it has no objections to the release of jailed Fatah operative Marwan Barghouti, a senior PA official in Ramallah said over the weekend.Formerly "wanted" Fatah-affiliated fighters appeal for release
Fatah official: Jerusalem demolitions risk repeat of 1996 riots
HEY! I know what! Let's send them 200 million more dollars!
Countering Islamic Supremacists
Every American, every civic and religious group in this country needs to educate themselves on the nature of the threat we face to our freedoms, our democracy--Hamas even thinks Rotary is sinister--and reach out to truly moderate Muslims in America. They need our support and we theirs--to protect our children, the dignity of our women--our life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.Ergenekon subgroup dealt big blow
P.S. It's not capitalism that's failing. The Economist:A quiet revolution has begun in the Arab world; it will be complete only when the last failed dictatorship is voted out. HT Extreme Wisdom.
They are locking them up in Turkey while we are hosting them in Chicago.
Turkish police on Friday detained nearly 200 suspected members of an outlawed fundamentalist organization, Hizb ut-Tahrir (Party of Liberation) in simultaneous raids in 23 provinces across Turkey.Turkey: 200 suspected Islamists detained
Turkish police say they have detained around 200 suspected members of Hizb ut-Tahrir, an outlawed pan-Islamist party, in an operation carried out in 23 provinces across the country on Friday. A statement made by Turkish police said that this operation is part of an ongoing investigation to track down members of the party.Iran will strike Israel nuclear sites if attacked
The Hizb ut-Tahrir movement was established in 1952 in Jerusalem. The group's aim is to 'unite' all Muslim nations within an Islamic caliphate ruled by Sharia law
Also, they will do this if not attacked.
Blow for Iran's Ahmadinejad as vice-president sacked
Protesters decry Iran detentions
Iran clerics urged to 'halt spread of oppression'
I would imagine it would be the sacred obligation of any authentic Imam of Islam to hasten the spread of oppression. It would behoove you to knock on another door for halting.
N. Korean UN Envoy: Pyongyang Open to Talks With Washington
yadda yadda yadda KABOOM
US envoy carries promise of better bilateral relations
Jon Huntsman has the potential to improve Sino-U.S. relations, Chinese experts said on Friday after the Utah governor appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for a confirmation hearing as the U.S. ambassador to China.BP may hand control of Rumail to CNPC
The experts on American studies, however, said the going might not be entirely smooth, and warned of possible conflicts on issues such as human rights and climate change.
Pang Zhongying, of the Renmin University of China, said the U.S. Senate would certainly confirm Huntsman's appointment because it represents the bipartisanship in Barack Obama's foreign policy.
"Choosing a Republican for the post reflects continuity in the U.S. government's China policy," Pang said.
China vets shock archivist with 'horrible things they did'
In 1999, Sinitirou Kumagai dropped out of university, got on his motorbike and set out to begin what he now calls his "life work" — traveling from one end of Japan to the other to record the testimonies of former soldiers stationed in China between the 1930s and the end of World War II in 1945.Pakistan's Zardari due to visit Tajikistan next week
Kumagai, now 32, first became aware of those veterans when a friend gave him a copy of a magazine called Chukiren, which publishes the recollections of former soldiers who are members of a group called the Chugoku Kikan-sha Renraku Kai (Network of Returnees from China).
Kumagai said he was shocked to discover how, 70 years ago, normal young Japanese citizens like himself had been turned into monsters. "The veterans are all normal people. They are good people. But when you read their stories, you realize they did some horrible things — really horrible things," he explained.
On the invitation of Tajik President Enomali Rahman, the President of Pakistan will undertake a visit to Tajikistan. A trilateral summit of Tajikistan, Pakistan and Afghanistan and a quadrilateral summit of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Russia are also likely to be held during the visit.Kyrgyzstan: At the Crossroad of Empires, a Mouse Struts
Kyrgyzstan tryant and US ally accused of election fraud
Kyrgyzstan - OSCE interview
How Kyrgyzstan's President Plagiarized Putin - And How He Got It Wrong
“The results of the election in Kyrgyzstan are quite predictable, the victory of Bakiyev could have been predicted some months ago, due to the divisions in the opposition, the recent crackdown on demonstrations and also electoral fraud,” says Simon Tordjman, at the Paris Institute of Political Studies. The opposition has said it will begin to organise anti-government demonstrations.
Bakiyev was brought to power in 2005 by one of the “colored” revolutions that seemed to be sweeping the former Soviet-space in the middle of this decade, and which did so much to make Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin paranoid. But unlike his fellow “revolutionary” presidents, Bakiyev is far from persona-non-grata in Moscow. He has not made anti-Russian rhetoric a signature policy, or spoken about seeking integration with the European Union or NATO (on the contrary, he made a show of kicking the Americans out of their Manas airbase earlier this year). But most importantly, Bakiyev has recreated Vladimir Putin’s model of government in Kyrgyzstan.Prince Andrew 'was paid £3m more' for Southyork 'to lobby for Kazakh premier'
Bakiyev began his post-Tulip revolution tenure with the same promises of democracy and clean government propagated by Victor Yushchenko in Ukraine and Mikheil Saakashvili in Georgia, and for a brief period Kyrgyzstan was seen as something of a democratic island in an increasingly authoritarian Central Asian sea. But, also like Yushchenko and Saakashvili, he soon found himself in confrontation with his former revolutionary allies.
Critics in all three countries have accused the new leaders of backsliding into bad habits of nepotism and authoritarianism. Saakashvili in particular drew condemnation from the international community after cracking down on anti-government protests in late 2007. Yushchenko is politically isolated and faces near certain defeat at the next election. But nowhere has the response to opposition been more determined than in Kyrgyzstan. By August 2008, the International Crisis Group was describing it as “a functional one-party state.” And the model Bakiyev chose to build this state on was the Russian - or more accurately Putinist - one.
The controversial president of Kazakhstan paid £3million above the market value for Prince Andrew’s Royal residence to persuade him to lobby on his behalf, according to a book by the leader’s former son-in-law.Biden Bluntly Criticizes Russia in a Move That the Kremlin Calls Perplexing
The claim comes from Rakhat Aliyev, who was married to president Nursultan Nazarbayev’s eldest daughter and was once deputy foreign minister and security chief of the oil and mineral-rich former Soviet state.
It ain't all that perplexing if you are familiar with Biden, Comrade Vladski.... he is Der Bungler.
Russia acts against 'false' history
The Kremlin immediately responded to the comments, made in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, with a demand for a clarification of the administration’s intentions toward Russia, saying essentially that it was receiving a mixed message so soon after President Obama had visited Moscow for the summit meeting.
Calling the criticism “perplexing” in light of the diplomatic overtures initiated by the United States and described as “pressing the reset button,” the chief foreign policy adviser to President Dmitri A. Medvedev told the Interfax news agency, “The question is: who is shaping the U.S. foreign policy, the president or respectable members of his team?" The adviser, Sergei Prikhodko, said the atmosphere between the countries had improved since Mr. Obama’s visit early this month.
It may become a criminal offence to infringe on "historical memory" about WWII...
What is worrying Russia? Why is the country convinced that it is the victim of a campaign to make it look bad? President Dmitry Medvedev recently announced the setting up of a commission to counter the falsification of history. He said this was becoming increasingly "severe, evil, and aggressive". Dmitry Medvedev believes there is an anti-Russian bias in the Western media.Next START talks due by early Sept-Russia
"This is absolute poppycock," says Robert Service, professor of Russian History at Oxford University. "History is all about argument. There is no absolute historical truth about anything big in history."
Mr Service dismisses the Russian leader's suggestion that his country is facing some kind of academic aggression. Instead, he sees a desire to dominate, worthy of the most repressive totalitarian regimes of fiction.
Are Russian-Made Airplanes More Dangerous?
All things made Russian are more dangerous, silly tovarich.
Gazprom almost fully buys production of local producers!
Gazprom to bolster weak domestic sales with world expansion
Russia's Gazprom proposes gas import tariffs
For Buffett, Goldman Deal Looks Like a Pot of Gold
Where Goldman Really Makes Its Money
Delaware Libertarian: Goldman Sachs, Obama, Fascism and such and such
Yeah, that's right Democrat neo-liberals (and all you Bushies too, while I'm at it)...YOU. ARE. FASCISTS.Bernanke opposes plan to let president choose Fed's district bank Presidents
The Fed chief also said today that to make a new government authority to seize and wind down troubled financial firms effective, it would need to impose costs on creditors and shareholders. President Barack Obama’s plan for overhauling U.S. financial regulations includes so-called resolution authority allowing the takeovers of any of the industry’s biggest companies that approach a collapse.Is the Changing World Order placing the US Dollar at risk?
HAHAHAHAHAHA!!Eleventy, dammit! ELEVENTY!
The credit crisis has placed the BRIC and particularly China and Russia to the forefront of global policy decisions. Things have changed with China and Russia both now holding large amounts of global currency reserves which is in direct contrast to the US which is holding most of the global debt. As a result, we are seeing the BRIC flexing their collective muscles in the G20 and G8 meetings and making demands on the overall status of the US Dollar as the main global reserve currency.Rule by fear or rule by law?
"The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgment of his peers, is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist." - Winston Churchill, Nov. 21, 1943
Since 9/11, and seemingly without the notice of most Americans, the federal government has assumed the authority to institute martial law, arrest a wide swath of dissidents (citizen and noncitizen alike), and detain people without legal or constitutional recourse in the event of "an emergency influx of immigrants in the U.S., or to support the rapid development of new programs."
Beginning in 1999, the government has entered into a series of single-bid contracts with Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR) to build detention camps at undisclosed locations within the United States. The government has also contracted with several companies to build thousands of railcars, some reportedly equipped with shackles, ostensibly to transport detainees.
According to diplomat and author Peter Dale Scott, the KBR contract is part of a Homeland Security plan titled ENDGAME, which sets as its goal the removal of "all removable aliens" and "potential terrorists."
Halliburton’s subsidiary KBR (formerly Kellogg, Brown and Root) announced on January 24, 2006 that it had been awarded a $385 million contingency contract by the Department of Homeland Security to build detention camps in the United States.Operation Endgame
According to a press release posted on the Halliburton website, “The contract, which is effective immediately, provides for establishing temporary detention and processing capabilities to augment existing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention and Removal Operations (DRO) Program facilities in the event of an emergency influx of immigrants into the U.S., or to support the rapid development of new programs. The contingency support contract provides for planning and, if required, initiation of specific engineering, construction and logistics support tasks to establish, operate and maintain one or more expansion facilities.”
is a 2003-2012 plan under implementation by the Office of Detention and Removal Operations of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain and deport all removable aliens currently living in the United States by 2012.Obama setting the priorities on immigration
Violent Crimes and Military Deployment
So when there is no real evidence that returning Iraq veterans are a risk, why would Homeland Security issue a report urging police, the FBI, and other agencies to focus their surveillance on Iraq veterans? Could it be that the Obama administration knows that veterans don’t have a very favorable view of administration actions...Bush Considered Deploying Federal Troops in Buffalo NY
The Bush administration reportedly considered sending U.S. troops into suburban Buffalo, N.Y. in 2002 to arrest a group of terror suspects.Beware the C-SMURF:
The New York Times is citing former administration officials who asked not to be identified.
The Times is reporting on its Web site that the nearly unprecedented use of military power was pushed by Vice President Dick Cheney and several other Bush advisers. According to the Times, Cheney strongly urged that the military be used to apprehend suspects believed to be plotting with al-Qaida. The suspects later became known as the Lackawanna Six.
The proposal advanced to at least one-high level administration meeting, before President George W. Bush decided against it. Opponents to using the military are said to have included then national security adviser Condoleezza Rice.
“Sea-smurf”: The pronunciation for the acronym couldn’t be any cuter, but the duties of the U.S. Army’s CBRNE Consequence Management Response Force (CCMRF) could potentially be quite ugly — using military tactics, including some tested in Iraq, amid civilian populations here in the U.S.Halliburton gets assurance from Venezuela
It’s historic: Never before has an active unit has been given “a dedicated assignment to NorthCom, a joint command established in 2002 to provide command and control for federal homeland defense efforts and coordinate defense support of civil authorities,” the paper reports.
Halliburton Co., the world's second-largest oilfield-services provider, said it was assured by the government of Venezuela that its net investment of about $265 million US in the country isn't subject to nationalization under recent legislation."Venezuelan government officials have stated this recent legislation is not applicable to our company," Houston-based Halliburton said Friday in a public filing.McCain, Lugar Could Support Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
Senator Nelson Applauds National Defense Authorization Act
Requires person-to-person mental health assessments at designated intervals for service members deployed in connection with contingency operations.AZ State Treasurer deemed potential terrorist by Homeland Security
On July 16th, Arizona State Treasurer Dean Martin discovered he was on Department of Homeland Security’s “No-Fly” list when he was “pulled aside by agents from the Transportation Security Administration,” according to azfamily.com.DHS probes Web postings made from agency computer
Martin was an outspoken critic of former Arizona Governor and current Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS). There’s no doubt Napolitano has some hard feelings for Martin. He was one of the first open critics of her state-wide photo radar cameras (calling them unconstitutional), initiated by a single signature of Napolitano’s dictatorial executive order.
Back in January during a State Loan Commission meeting, he also gained some media attention when, as Chairman of the Arizona State Loan Commission, he attempted to warn Arizonans that the state would be facing a major budget crisis by March (which has come and gone) due to Napolitano’s reckless spending as governor. This meeting took place right before she flew off to Washington to pursue her life-long career as a socialist politician. Before she hopped on a plane and left our great state, Martin criticized her in front of TV cameras at the meeting, calling journalistic attention to how devastating her policies have been to the people of Arizona. In typical Democrat fashion, she had a fit. And stormed out of the meeting.
The Department of Homeland Security is investigating whether one of its employees used a government e-mail account to post racially insensitive comments on a newspaper Web site in western New York.David Plouffe to Discuss His Revolutionary Approach to the 2008 Election and How to Build Brand Loyalty for Any Organization
The postings were made in late June in a public comments section in the Wayne County Star. They were in response to an article about U.S. border patrol agents detaining Mexican farmworkers.
The comments were made anonymously, but the newspaper traced them to Internet protocol addresses in the border patrol division of the Department of Homeland Security. Department rules bar agents from using work computers to distribute material that insults people based on their national origin. The posts belittled migrant farmworkers.
BRAND OBAMA AKBAR!
The Association for Enterprise Information (AFEI) will host a Change Management Conference April 30 – May 1 in Washington, D.C. Mr. David Plouffe, Campaign Manager, Obama for America, will provide the luncheon keynote address.Yeah well I ain't one little bit surprised, Mista Plouffe Daddy-O.
David Plouffe - Campaign Manager, Obama for America....Mr. Plouffe will share the inside story about the campaign that resulted in Barack Obama's election as President. He will also share innovative insights on harnessing the power of social networking to connect a dispersed group of people and engage them to perform outstanding feats, and how consistent leadership sets a tone that can inspire creativity and passion to achieve surprising results.
The Association for Enterprise Information:
Serving the Needs of Government and Industry!
AFEI is a platform for collaboration and information exchange amongst business, government and academia on the critical enterprise information issues of today. Our members work on issues that support the important national goals of:OK... The National Defense Industrial Association:
Promoting the secure sharing of information amongst business, governments and citizens, Advancing the leveraging of national information assets for decision advantage, and Providing a community that evolves best practices in developing and deploying secure IT environments.
AFEI is a non-profit, membership association serving the needs of our industry and government partners for dynamic, interactive cooperation on important problems concerning mission, business and operational information. Working collaboratively AFEI helps the community move from vision to reality. AFEI is an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association, the premier association for the defense industrial base.
The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is America’s leading Defense Industry association promoting national security. NDIA is proud to provide a legal and ethical forum for the exchange of information between Industry and Government on National Security issues. Our members foster the development of the most innovative and superior equipment, training and support for our warfighters and first responders through our divisions, local chapters, affiliated associations and events.NDIA's 52 chapters, many of which are located near major military commands, research centers, and defense agencies, conduct programs to inform their communities about national security and the industrial base. At the local level, your employees:
- network at events and conferences where they meet with others involved in defense business and are able to ask questions of the decision-makers themselves,
- tour local military installations and plants hosted by senior military commanders and top defense company executives,
- strengthen professional relationships with government and industry buyers through small informal gatherings,
- and gain first-hand knowledge of policy and trends and how it affects your company
NDIA Chapter Web Sites:
- Aberdeen Proving Ground
- Central Florida
- Central Texas
- Delaware Valley
- George Rogers Clark
- Greater Hampton Roads
- Greater Los Angeles
- Gulf Coast
- Lone Star
- Mile High
- New England
- Rocky Mountain
- San Diego
- St. Louis
- Tampa Bay
- Tennessee Valley
- Washington DC
- Wright Brothers Regional
And a Man is Land.... these are all today and all in succession, I am sure there will be more by the time I finish this post.
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Abortion and the echo of eugenics
WHAT DO Richard Nixon and Ruth Bader Ginsburg have in common?
Not much linked the former president, who died in 1994, and the associate justice now in her 17th year on the Supreme Court. But each was in the news recently with a cringe-inducing comment about abortion. Those comments - one spoken privately long ago, one uttered publicly this month - are a reminder of the ease with which educated elites can decide that some people’s lives have no value.
Nixon was meeting with an aide in the White House on Jan. 23, 1973, when the conversation - recorded on tapes newly released by the Nixon Presidential Library - turned to the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision the day before. Though generally against abortion, Nixon said it was “necessary’’ in some cases, such as interracial pregnancies. “There are times when an abortion is necessary. I know that. When you have a black and a white,’’ he explained. “Or rape.’’
Ginsburg’s words were even creepier.
“Reproductive choice has to be straightened out,’’ she said in a recent New York Times interview. She was referring to the Hyde Amendment, which bars the use of Medicaid funds for abortions - a law the Supreme Court upheld in Harris v. McRae in 1980. “Frankly, I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of. So that Roe was going to be then set up for Medicaid funding for abortion. . . But when the court decided McRae, the case came out the other way.’’
Populations that we don’t want to have too many of - who would those be, exactly? Minorities? The poor? The handicapped?
Ginsburg didn’t elaborate and the Times, unaccountably, didn’t ask. Perhaps Ginsburg was describing the opinion of others - but then why speak in the first person (“we’’)? Or maybe she was referring to views held 36 years ago - but then why speak in the present tense (“don’t want’’)?