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Archive for 19 June 2008
Well, ok. Guess I failed? Or passed. Guess it all depends on how ya look at it.
Now things are getting scary!
……from silent E speaks!
Honestly, if I hear one more person, right or left, say that B. Hussein is “a handsome man”, is “attractive”, or any of the other ninety million synonyms they’ve come up with meaning good looking, I think I will have to lose my mind. I’m sorry. I just don’t agree that he is pleasant to look at under any circumstances. And I will repeat for the umpteenth time, it’s not the color of his skin that makes me think he is definitely UNattractive. No, I just don’t think he is.
Critics are calling for the resignation of a U.N. official who publicly supports investigating theories that the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were an “inside job.”
Right. This is what the U.S. government does, destroys the most recognizable buildings in the world. I suppose the possibility of murdering 50,000 people was just a bonus?
Richard Falk, the special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, investigates alleged Israeli violations of human rights law for the U.N.’s Human Rights Council.
But the former Princeton professor would also like to investigate whether “some sort of controlled explosion from within” destroyed the Twin Towers, he told FOXNews.com.
That explains a great deal: UN, human rights, Palestine, Princeton professor.
“I do think there are questions that haven’t been answered, questions about the way the buildings collapsed and the failure to heed a variety of signals that there was danger coming,” Falk said.
Has this SFB been listening to Rosie O’Dufus? It’s real simple, you see, when two large airplanes, carrying large amounts of fuel crashes into an immovable object, there’s this explosion. A fire starts, aided by those large amounts of fuel. Things get extremely HOT and steel actually DOES melt. I wonder if he’s aware of how they actually make the steel stuff that’s used in buildings? Even a simple minded ol’ broad seems to have a better understanding than this yahoo. I wonder, is there a PHD after his name?
“If he were a principled person he would recognize the fact that he has very extreme views,” Neuer said.
If he were a “principled person”, odds are, he wouldn’t have those views to begin with.
In 2004, Falk wrote the forward to “The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11,” a book written by David Ray Griffin, a Sept. 11 conspiracy theorist.
Griffin’s book argues that the Twin Towers may have been brought down by a “controlled demolition” — not by two airliners hijacked by Al Qaeda operatives — and that the Pentagon may not have been hit by a plane at all.
Griffin “doesn’t take a so-called conspiracy view and he raises questions that haven’t been answered,” Falk told FOXNews.com. “I think [the book] deserved to be published and I have no regrets about that.”
Uh….that’s not a conspiracy view? Ok, so what is? Oh, and just where did those planes go, and where are the people? I reckon the gubmint has ‘em stashed in a secret base somewhere, perhaps the moon?
In an online article for the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research last year, Falk — prior to his appointment as an unbiased human rights investigator — compared Israeli actions in Gaza to the Nazi treatment of Jews. This may have led to his appointment as the rapporteur for the Palestinian territories, Bolton said.
“He was picked for a reason, and the reason is not to have an objective assessment — the objective is to find more ammunition to go after Israel,” Bolton said.
So, who picked him exactly?
Neuer said Falk is not the only special rapporteur to bring a bias to the job. “You have people who are, I would say, a wolf in sheep’s clothing who are implementing the agenda of dictatorships,” he said.
When it is quite obvious this weasel brings a special bias, I have to wonder…… Just exactly WHY are we still members of this Useless organization and WHY are they still sullying our soil?
cross posted at Reject the UN
From the ever brilliant Sultan comes……..
The whole premise of the “Tiny Minority of Extremists” is a sham and has always been a sham. A tiny minority of extremists can conceivably carry out a few terrorist attacks. But it isn’t a few terrorist attacks that we are dealing with and Al Queda is not the sum total of terrorism. For over a thousand years, Islam has carried out multiple genocides, it has oppressed and enslaved non-Muslims– and it continues to do so to this very day.
Muslims have mastered not just the general concept of Goebbels’ Big Lie technique but its specific application, the claim of constant victimization. When Germany was building up its army, it’s only because it felt threatened by England and France. When the Nazis took power, it was only because Germans felt oppressed by the injustices of their defeat in WW1. When Synagogues were being burned, it was only because Germans were economically disadvantaged. When Germany invaded Czechoslovakia, it was only because now the Sudeten Germans were being oppressed. When Germany invaded Poland, why it was only because Poland had attacked Germany first.
The core of the Big Lie is to always claim to be the victim first and to blame your worst atrocities on someone else.
“Tiny” minorities sure do wreak havoc on all those “majorities”, don’t they.
How cool it that. Heh.
When I posted this a couple of days ago, I thought for sure some male type would figure it out right away. Or the brat at least. I mean seriously, anyone who knows me, knows I’m not much for manual labor. So, come on guys….y’all should have gotten this one almost immediately.
The environazis, like Tennesee’s own Boracle, keep pushing how we are destroying the planet, and must be penalized, aka bilked for any spare dime you have in your pocket. There’s a definite “do as we say, not as we do” aspect to the whole thing. Personally, I’m getting pretty fed up with folks like albore, as evidently, most rational people are, but that doesn’t stop the moonbats. No, they keep right on basing their “facts” on feelings, and skewed computer generated output. So what if the polar bear population has increased, they are “endangered”. From what? Spring? Summer? What’s endangered is plain ol’, down home, common sense.
And for the record? I never leave the water running while I’m brushing my teeth. I don’t take long water wasting baths. I turn out lights when no one is in the room. I don’t run the idjit box 24/7, or the radio either for that matter. I actually put the computer into sleep mode, or turn it off altogether when I’m not using it. I have a vehicle that gets pretty good gas mileage and doesn’t do a whole lot of polluting. If it’s not over 85 or 90 degree, I turn off the A/C and open the windows….most of the time. Well, at least during the day (I have to sleep in a fridge). I already keep it set on 74, and even up to 78 at times. In the winter, I put on that extra sweater, and wrap up in a quilt if I’m cold. I don’t turn the heat up to blast furnace mode.
So bogeymen……. y’all can bite my American hinder!
Big players behind the Global Warming/Climate Change hysteria have sunk to the level of desperados.
In Canada, you have Global Warming warrior numero uno, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) poster boy David Suzuki encouraging children to rat out their own parents in a treehouse setting televised advertisement (The David Suzuki Foundation YouTube)
In Australia, the state-run Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) targets 9-year-old children in Planet Slayer, which includes “Prof. Schpinkee’s Greenhouse Calculator. Find out when you should die”. Planet Slayer’s when you should die option comes for kiddies whose don’t use only their “fair” share of the Earth. (Parents can view Planet Slayer here).
The Australian parents of 9-year-olds waking up screaming with nightmares of exploding pigs dying in pools of blood can blame their state-run television network.
As offensive as these child-frightening tactics are, it’s proof positive that global warming scare tactics on adult masses are failing—failing enough for Global Warming Alarmists to seek out a younger, more impressionable audience.
After reading Justice Anthony Kennedy’s recent majority opinion in Boumediene v. Bush, I feel like I need to install a “1984″-style Big Brother camera in my home so Justice Kennedy can keep an eye on everything I do.
Until last week, the law had been that there were some places in the world where American courts had no jurisdiction. For example, U.S. courts had no jurisdiction over non-citizens who have never set foot in the United States.
But now, even aliens get special constitutional privileges merely for being caught on a battlefield trying to kill Americans. I think I prefer Canada’s system of giving preference to non-citizens who have skills and assets.
Iraqi troops on Thursday arrested the top official in Amarah, a Muqtada al-Sadr loyalist, officials said, drawing swift condemnations from followers of the anti-U.S. cleric and raising tensions as a military operation against Shiite militias got under way.
Rafia Abdul-Jabbar, who also was acting deputy governor for Maysan province, was seized from his office Thursday morning along with a member of the provincial council, a local official said.
The arrest came as Iraqi troops fanned out and gunmen tossed weapons on the streets or in canals with the official launch of the military crackdown in Amarah, a stronghold of al-Sadr’s Mahdi Army militia and the purported center of weapons smuggling from neighboring Iran.
The military action came a day after the expiration of a four-day deadline for militants in Amarah to surrender their arms or face arrest.
I guess he didn’t surrender his arms, eh? Notice it was the Iraqi troops who made the arrest, and not the U.S. military? Seems that they really are taking more control. Oh, I’ve no doubt they had US back up, but still….it’s nice to know they are doing SOMETHING besides sitting on their thumbs. Now, if they took down al-Sadr, and his closest buds, I’d be REAL impressed.
Obama campaign lawyer Robert Bauer said he had met with McCain lawyers to discuss terms for both campaigns operating in the public financing system, but he said they could not agree on how to limit spending by the campaigns and outside groups heading into the late summer party conventions.
My guess is that the McCain camp actually stood up for free speech? One question: How do you “limit” the spending of “outside” groups? Wouldn’t that be stifling free speech? Would the Obamanation put duct tape on the Moron.org bunch? Doubtful.
Bredesen, in his veto letter from last Friday, said “I believe it would be a mistake to erode Tennessee’s reasonable system of fire and building code protections.”
This was only the fifth time that Bredesen has vetoed legislation.
Earlier this year, he similarly vetoed a bill that would have exempted at least two Henry County schools from building regulations.
Sargent said he was disappointed with the veto.
He said the church, which had been grandfathered from building codes but was in the process of moving, just needed temporary relief while it built a new school building.
If the school had been “grandfathered”, why was there a need to have the bill in the first place? Also, if they are in the process of building a new school, shouldn’t Bredesen have used to some common sense? Even the the name of the place wasn’t mentioned in the bill, no doubt he had knowledge of just who the bill would help. Makes me wonder.
As President Bush calls for repealing a ban on drilling off most of the coast of the United States, a shortage of ships used for deep-water offshore drilling promises to impede any rapid turnaround in oil exploration and supply.
Perhaps if Congress hadn’t sitting on their heads for the last, oh, say 30 years, there wouldn’t be a shortage of ships. No doubt, if there are any available, they were made somewhere else, and US companies will get screwed……again. Just a thought.
Garland police have identified the men as Matthew Butler, 28, owner of Zion Gate recording studio, and employee Stephen Swan, 26, of Carrollton.
Authorities were notified about 1:20 a.m. that two men appeared to be dead in the 800 block of State Street. Police found the men in a parking lot. Both men appeared to have been shot several times.
Police were searching for Mr. Swan’s car, a tan 1995 Ford Crown Victoria with Texas license plate number S05VCD.
Garland use to be a really safe suburb of Dallas. Times sure have changed. Prayers with their families.
Miki Goldwasser, the mother of kidnapped IDF reservist Ehud Goldwasser, slammed the army on Thursday for opposing a deal to free her son, claiming that if Lebanese terrorist Samir Kuntar had been released earlier, her son would not have been abducted in the first place.
I pray I never have to experience the pain this woman has suffered. That being said, the idea of blaming anyone other than the terrorists themselves for the kidnapping is ridiculous.
Deploying more U.S. troops in Iraq has resulted in a dramatic decline in the number of U.S. troops being killed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in that country.
IED-caused casualties have dropped 89 percent since the surge went full force last June, according to a Cybercast News Service database of Iraq casualties.
IED-caused casualties spiked in the early part of last year as the surge began. In January 2007, the U.S. started deploying an additional 30,000 troops to the country. The surge in forces was completed in mid-June.
Odd, I haven’t really read a headline like this in any of the “BIG” news outlets. Wonder why that would be? (insert MASSIVE sarcasm here)
The suspect, 42-year-old Duanna Johnson, said Wednesday she believes repulsion and hatred for those like her is why she was beaten and sprayed with tear gas on Feb. 12 while being booked for suspicion of prostitution.
The incident was caught on video, which also shows Johnson striking the officer at least once. It was released this week by Johnson’s attorney, who is threatening to file a federal lawsuit for civil rights violation.
Amnesty International, which has been tracking police violence against lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered individuals is holding a news conference today in Chicago to discuss a campaign it is launching in that city to protest such violence.
I saw that video. I’m thinking it was a mutual problem, and Johnson not only struck the officer, but kicked him as well. HE was also mouthing off from what I could tell. No, I don’t hold the officer blameless, but I sure as hell don’t see a reason for any law suit.
“The US has given refuge to terrorist Mujahideen Khalq Organization (MKO) on one hand and its media are misleading the public opinion by linking Iran to the terrorist bombings in Iraq, on the other,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini said.
He said that the desperate attempts made by the US media aimed at justifying prolongation of occupation and sow discord between the Iranian and Iraqi governments and nations have failed so far.
I guess all those weapons that basically has “Made In Iran” stamped on them has nothing to do with it, right? Pfft!
U.S. Marshal Larry Wagster in Oxford and U.S. Attorney Jim Greenlee will announce today the arrest of approximately 120 fugitives in a roundup that stretched from Mississippi into Arkansas and Tennessee.
Chief Deputy Kelly York said the roundup was part of a nationwide effort to put fugitives behind bars.
Operation FALCON 2008 — Federal And Local Cops Organized Nationally — is a fugitive dragnet that started in June 2008 and is currently in progress, according to the national office of the U.S. Marshal Service.
Yeah, since it’s still June of 2008, I’d say it was currently in progress. It’s my understanding they’ve found some pretty bad guys running around free who shouldn’t be. Congratulations!
The son of a Zimbabwean opposition leader has been kidnapped and beaten to death along with three other men, in the latest politically-motivated killing attributed to the Mugabe regime.
Archfred Chipiyo was one of three men discovered by the roadside in Harare today with their skulls smashed after they were abducted by loyalists of the president’s Zanu-PF party on Tuesday. The body of a fourth man was later discovered nearby.
The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has accused President Robert Mugabe’s government of waging war on its activists in an attempt to intimidate voters in next week’s elections.
I’d say the MDC is right. And where are the “peacekeepers”? You know, the ones that the Useless Numnuts are suppose to send in where there is a major problem?
The Phoenix lander stopped digging soil near Mars’ north pole Wednesday as engineers on Earth worked to fix a glitch that caused the loss of a day’s worth of photos.
The problem was discovered late Tuesday after the spacecraft dug a trench inside a polygon-shaped surface feature that was likely caused by seasonal expansion and shrinking of ice.
The lander beamed back pictures of the trench, but an overload of data prevented it from saving images of the landscape and atmosphere in its flash memory.
Well, nuts. I enjoy looking at those pictures. I think it’s kind of cool to see something that is that far away.
Xiaodong Sheldon Meng, 44, was the first to be convicted under a 12-year-old anti-espionage law. In sentencing Meng, U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel agreed with federal prosecutors’ recommendation of a two-year prison term. Meng, a Cupertino resident and Chinese national, pleaded guilty last year to violating the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 and federal export laws, admitting he stole technology from his former employer, Quantum 3D.
The espionage act makes it a crime to steal trade secrets to benefit a foreign government, and was passed by Congress in response to concerns that engineers were robbing U.S. companies of valuable technology and secretly shipping it overseas.
2 years? Didn’t they use to shoot people for doing stuff like that?
A long-sought truce between Israel and Gaza militants went into effect early Thursday, with the aim of halting militant attacks and a bruising Israeli blockade that have made life unbearable for people living on both sides of the border.
A day of intense Palestinian rocket and mortar fire and Israeli air reprisals on Wednesday underscored just how fragile the Egyptian-brokered agreement would be. Hamas security reported that the Israeli navy fired four shells into the waters off Gaza City after the truce began; the military had no immediate comment. Hamas has run the territory since seizing control a year ago.
Excuse me if I don’t hold my breath on this one either. Some Israeli soldier will fart in their direction, and it will be called an attack.
4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
8And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.