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Monday, January 31, 2011

Sikhs hope to take edge off over ceremonial dagger in Plymouth-Canton school

"It's not an assault weapon," said Tejkiran Singh, 47, of Canton, a Sikh community leader. "It's so small, so blunt. ... The whole purpose of wearing it is that it's a reminder of our spirituality."

So this came about in December, when a young kid brought a Kirpan to school with him.

What is a Kirpan you say, Not much just a ceremonial knife.
boys, after being baptised in the Sikh religion, are required to wear one at all times.
but... you are not supposed to bring weapons or anything resembling a weapon to school.

Ah but the school superintendent even said,

"the right of all students to practice their religion and wear religious symbols," the district will ban "all religious emblems that resemble a weapon."

Nice eh? To bad they just said that they can wear them in school now.

I guess if some of the Hezbollah supporters that live in Dearbornistan, send their kids to school with "Non working suicide vests" it will be O.K., you know they aren't real!

How about a mock AK-47, some Islamists praise those so much they put them on their Flag!


The Detroit Free Press
Tensions over a Sikh boy who brought a religious sword to an elementary school have prompted a public meeting tonight to introduce the Sikh religion to metro Detroiters.

Last month, controversy erupted after a fourth-grade boy at Bentley Elementary in Canton was found with a 3- to 5-inch saber.

After they are baptized, Sikh males are expected to carry the religious symbol, called a kirpan. The principal initially decided to allow the boy to have it, since it had a blunt edge and was a religious item. The district did not identify the boy.

But after concerns expressed by parents and a legal review, the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools district decided to ban the kirpan because it violated local, state and federal polices against bringing weapons or items that look like weapons to school.

That concerned some Sikh parents, who say the kirpan is a nonthreatening item that symbolizes their commitment to fighting against evils, such as greed. Similar disputes have erupted in other parts of the U.S.

"It's not an assault weapon," said Tejkiran Singh, 47, of Canton, a Sikh community leader. "It's so small, so blunt. ... The whole purpose of wearing it is that it's a reminder of our spirituality."

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Man held over threat to Dearborn mosque

This happened a week ago and info was just released.

Why this guy comes all the way from California to have a Fireworks show at Mosque in Dearborn, is yet to be seen.


Reuters
CHICAGO - A man found with explosives outside one of the nation's largest mosques in suburban Detroit is in jail facing felony charges, police said on Sunday.

Roger Stockham, 63, of California, was arrested with explosives last Monday outside the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Michigan, and faces felony charges that carry up to 35 years in prison, Dearborn police told Reuters by phone.

Stockham was arraigned on January 26 on one felony count of making a false report or terrorist threat and one count of possessing explosives with unlawful intent.

He carried class-C fireworks -- called "consumer fireworks" by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, a police source said.

"It was a substantial quantity (of explosives), enough to do us harm," said Kassem Allie, 53, the executive administrator of the Islamic Center.

Almost 30 percent of Dearborn's 97,775 residents are Arab, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report from 2006. The Islamic Center of America is a 70,000 square-foot facility that can accommodate 1,000 people, according to news reports.

Buildings burn, death toll mounts in central Nigeria

Never hear anything about Nigeria in the news, Christians and Muslims have been taking turns killing each other for months on end.


(Reuters) - Youths dragged people from their cars and murdered them at illegal roadblocks in central Nigeria over the weekend, while rioters burned fuel stations and homes in the latest clashes between Christian and Muslim gangs.

Youths from the mostly Christian Berom ethnic group set up the roadblocks on Saturday at Gada Biu, on the edge of the city of Jos, stopping vehicles and pulling out people they believed to be Muslims, witnesses said.

One witness, who asked not to be named, said he had counted 15 bodies, although the security forces could not confirm this.

The latest burst of violence in Plateau state, where an estimated 200 people have been killed in ethnic and religious clashes over the past month, was triggered when Muslim youths attended a burial ceremony near a Christian village on Friday.

Soldiers opened fire to try to quell fighting that ensued between rival mobs of students.

"The situation was aggravated when the soldiers attempted to repel them into the campus. In the process, many students sustained various degrees of injuries," Plateau State Information Commissioner Gregory Yenlong said.

Reports on Saturday that some of the students had died in hospital triggered rioting, with youths setting up the roadblocks and protesters burning two fuel stations, a college and vehicles in the Farin Gada area of Jos, police said.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Never turn your cell phone on before a suicide Mission

You may get an unexpected text message, prematurely splodin your ass up.

Allah Is not pleased over this one.


Foxnews
A terrorist plot in Moscow was foiled New Year’s Eve when an unexpected text message reportedly detonated a suicide bomber’s explosives prematurely, Russian security told The Daily Telegraph.

The “Black Widow” bomber, who may belong to the group that attacked Moscow’s Domodedovo airport on Monday, planned to set off her suicide belt near Red Square, potentially killing hundreds of people, the newspaper reported.

Instead, security sources believe that a text message wishing the woman a happy new year from her mobile phone provider set off the explosives hours before the planned attack, The Daily Telegraph said.

News agencies said the bomber, who has yet to be identified, was killed and the building destroyed by the blast, but that another man and woman possibly connected to the plot managed to escape.

"Planning started for the Domodedovo airport explosion just after the failure of the Manezh Square plot," Russia’s Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper reported, identifying the site of the attack as a square right in front of the Kremlin walls.

The attack at Domodedovo, Russia’s busiest airport, killed 35 people and injured 180 others. No claim of responsibility for the bombing has been made, and officials have not publicly identified any suspects.


Detroit Police Shooting

Last weeks shooting at the 6th precinct.
Unfortunately you have to sit through the ad, but what an amazing video.

Suicide bomber kills deputy governor in Afghanistan

What a mess the Muslim world is.


The Los Angeles Times
A motorcycle-borne suicide bomber killed the deputy governor of strategic Kandahar province Saturday, raising fears that insurgents were reigniting a campaign of assassinations of public servants that terrorized the south's main urban hub for much of last year.

The attack, which killed Abdul Latif Ashna and injured three of his bodyguards as he was driving to work in Kandahar city, was the highest-profile strike of its kind in months. A wave of political assassinations in and around Kandahar had spiked in the spring and summer of 2010, but subsided in recent months as NATO and Afghan forces consolidated their grip on several key districts surrounding the city.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Bombings' aftermath

If you are any one in power in a Muslim country you have got to be a little worried.



The Detroit Free Press
After the latest in a rash of bombings in Iraq -- a suicide attack at a Baghdad funeral Thursday that police said left 48 people dead and 121 injured -- a crowd of angry Iraqis turned on security forces that have been unable to protect them.

Demonstrators fired guns in the air, hurled stones and shouted curses at police officers, residents said. Five other people were killed in four bombings Thursday morning in Baghdad, bringing the death toll in a two-week spike in violence to more than 200.

Explosion hits Kabul supermarket

Not much on this yet, a couple people wounded.


BBC
An explosion has hit a supermarket popular with foreigners in the Afghan capital Kabul, say police.

It was not immediately clear what caused the blast, not far from the British embassy, but police said a gas canister may have been to blame.

"Friday of Wrath"

Oh Yeah, nothing like a little Wrath on a Friday.
so that's four Muslim countries that are in complete chaos, over unemployment, inflation,oppression and the lack of Freedom.

Sound Familiar to you?
NO!
give it another year or so and this is where we are headed.



(Reuters) - Egypt mounted a security clampdown in Cairo and blocked internet sites and the mobile phone system in a face-off with thousands of protesters who promised a "Friday of Wrath" aimed at ending Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule.

Emboldened by this month's revolt that toppled the leader of Tunisia, Egyptians have staged mass protests since Tuesday and web activists have called for Muslims and Christians to demonstrate after Friday prayers. Hundreds have been arrested.

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood, including at least eight senior officials of the opposition group and its main spokesmen, were rounded up overnight. A security source said authorities had ordered a crackdown on the group.

Young protesters want an end to President Mubarak's authoritarian rule that has used heavy handed security to crush dissenters who complained about unemployment, inflation and corruption which has created a huge gap between rich and poor.

The same complaints about corruption and poverty cross the region and prompted protests in countries like Algeria and Yemen as well as the demonstrations what led to the end of Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali's 23-year rule.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

U.S. consulate employee shoots dead 2 armed men in Pakistan

Police said it was unclear what the intentions were of the two men who approached the employee's white sedan.

Maybe they wanted to have lunch?

I'm sure they did not mean him any harm, that is why they pointed guns at him!


The Los Angeles Times
The shooting, which occurred late in the afternoon at a heavily congested intersection, could spark a backlash here against the United States, which is already seen by many here as a superpower that exploits Pakistan and tramples on its sovereignty. Not long after the incident, angry crowds burned tires outside the Lahore police station where the man was being questioned and shouted anti-American slogans.

An employee of the U.S. consulate in Lahore shot and killed two armed Pakistani men on a motorcycle Thursday in what the employee told police was an act of self-defense after the men approached his car and one of them brandished a pistol, authorities said.

A bystander was also killed when he was struck by another consulate vehicle arriving at the scene, police said.

Police said it was unclear what the intentions were of the two men who approached the employee's white sedan. Aslam Tareen, Lahore's police chief, said in a television interview that the employee told them he was stopped at a traffic light when the two men pulled up along the right side of the car, then drove around to the other side.

One of the men on the motorcycle then pulled out a handgun, Tareen said. The consulate employee pulled out his own handgun and fired at the two men several times. One of the men died at the scene and the other later at a local hospital. Tareen said the second man on the motorcycle also had a pistol, and that both handguns were loaded.

The employee, an American citizen, then called colleagues in a second consulate car nearby, which rushed to the intersection. That second car struck and killed a bystander, Obeid ur-Rehman, Tareen said.

Car bomb at Iraq funeral wake kills at least 35

Celebrating a funeral the Muslim way, Blowing every one up.

Only in Islam.


(Reuters) - A car bomb exploded at a funeral wake in a Shi'ite area of Iraq's capital on Thursday, killing at least 35 people, wounding dozens and triggering clashes between angry residents and police, health and security sources said.

The blast capped a bloody two weeks as suspected insurgents challenge Iraq's security forces ahead of the withdrawal this year of U.S. troops and try to undermine the newly reappointed Shi'ite-led government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

Witnesses said a suicide bomber struck a funeral tent packed with relatives and guests in Baghdad's Shula district, a former stronghold of anti-U.S. cleric Moqtada al-Sadr but now thought to be controlled by a violent splinter group, Asaib al-Haq.

"I see blood everywhere. I see at least five or six damaged cars, smoke rising from them, chairs scattered everywhere," said Murtadha Kadhem, a freelance TV cameraman working for Reuters.

Deputy Health Minister Khamis al-Saad said 35 people were killed and 65 wounded, and a local hospital official gave the same death toll. An Interior Ministry source put the toll at 37 dead and 78 wounded.

Two other security sources said more than 45 people were killed and around 120 were wounded.

Drug Catapult Found at U.S.-Mexico Border

A Medieval approach to drug smuggling.


Foxnews
Drug smugglers trying to get marijuana across the Arizona-Mexico border apparently are trying a new approach -- a catapult.

National Guard troops operating a remote video surveillance system at the Naco Border Patrol Station say they observed several people preparing a catapult and launching packages over the International Border fence last Friday evening.

"It looks like a medieval catapult that was used back in the day," Tucson sector Border Patrol spokesman David Jimarez told Reuters.

Tucson TV station KVOA said Border Patrol agents working with the National Guard contacted Mexican authorities, who went to the location and disrupted the catapult operation.


Army base locked to solve 'serious concern'

Spooky stuff, there are 1200-1400 people at this base.


Msnbc
SALT LAKE CITY — The commander of an Army base in Utah, which works on how to protect troops against biological and chemical attacks, said it was on lockdown while trying to resolve a "serious concern."

Military weapons are tested at Dugway Proving Grounds, located about 85 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. The base, which covers around 80,000 acres of desert, according to KSL.com, has a primary mission of defending troops against biological and chemical attacks.

Russia bombing: 'Islamist group suspected'

Islamists, You don't say.

Another no brainer, It is not like the Jehovah Witnesses or Christians and Catholics or even the Jewish people of the world are going around blowing the shit out of every one and every thing


BBC
Bomb investigators believe a member of an Islamist group in southern Russia may be behind the Moscow airport attack in which 35 people died, reports say.

Russian media say a man named Razdobudko, from Stavropol on the edge of the northern Caucasus, either organised or carried out the attack.

The suspect is being linked to a 31 December explosion at a house in the centre of Moscow in which a woman died.

The authorities have made no official comment on their inquiry.

It is still not clear if a man or a woman was involved in Monday's attack in which a bomber detonated up to 7kg (15lb) of TNT at Domodedovo airport.

Egypt unrest enters third day

And yet again for a third day...

Rising unemployment, lack of Freedom and outright Oppression seem to be the cause.

UH, lack of Freedom?

Oppression?

Unemployment?

What the hell are the Muslims bitching about, they are Fighting the true nature of Islam.


(Reuters) - Activists trying to oust Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak extended protests against his 30-year rule into a third day on Thursday, playing cat-and-mouse with police and making a new call for protests seeking change.

Prominent reform campaigner Mohamed ElBaradei, who lives in Vienna, was due to return to Egypt on Thursday. His arrival could drive on protesters who have no figurehead, although many activists resent his long absences over past months.

At least three protesters and one policeman have died in clashes since they erupted on Tuesday. The protests, inspired by a popular revolt in Tunisia and unprecedented during Mubarak's strong-arm rule, have seen police fire rubber bullets and tear gas at demonstrators throwing rocks and petrol bombs.

Like Tunisians, Egyptians complain about surging prices, a lack of jobs and authoritarian rule that has relied on heavy-handed security to keep dissenting voices quiet.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

La Familia cartel in retreat

La Familia Disbanded, I don't think so.

Maybe laying low, but disbanded; No!


Foxnews
The Mexican government vowed Tuesday not to back down in its fight against La Familia drug cartel, despite mysterious banners proclaiming that the brutal gang has dissolved itself.

Lawmakers and drug war experts expressed skepticism about the banners, saying the message could be a ploy to divert the focus of federal security forces away from the cartel, known for beheadings and bold attacks on police and soldiers.

Alejandro Poire, the federal government's security spokesman, "there would be no truce" with La Familia. He did not comment directly on the banners but said La Familia has been weakened since its leader Nazario Moreno was killed in a gunbattle with police last month.

"What is clear is that this criminal organization is weakened and in retreat," Poire said at a news conference.

The banners claiming "La Familia is completely dissolved" appeared Monday on bridges in western Michoacan state, the cartel's stronghold.


Calm returns to Lebanon after days of protests over Hezbollah power play

Yeah this uprising has calmed down for a minute, But Hezbollah will not let it rest for to long.

Expect to see more.


Harretz.com
Lebanon security officials reopened all roads and remove barriers across the country, after thousands of Sunnis poured into the streets to protest against the new prime minister chosen by Hezbollah and its allies.

Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati is set to begin the process of forming a new Cabinet and is scheduled to visit former premiers later Wednesday.

Hezbollah and its allies ousted the Western-backed government two weeks ago by quitting the Cabinet.

Mikati, a billionaire businessman, has called for a unity government.

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets across the country over the last two days, burning tires, throwing rocks and accusing Hezbollah of a coup d'etat.

Security officials said Wednesday that army and police forces would prevent any road closures. They spoke on condition of anonymity, in line with regulations.

Tunisia protests

This has been going on for awhile, it is pretty boring; just your standard Muslim country uprising accompanied with violent protests.


BBC
Tunisian police have clashed with protesters during an anti-government rally near the main government compound, witnesses say.

Some of the protesters had apparently tried to breach barricades, and riot police responded by firing tear gas.

Many of the protesters have been camping out near the prime minister's offices demanding all politicians with links to the old regime step down.

The former president was forced into exile earlier this month.

A countrywide uprising sparked by concerns over the economy and corruption ousted long-term leader Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, who fled to Saudi Arabia on 14 January.

Egypt Opposition Calls for Renewed Protests

It seems like no matter what Muslim country you look at there is Turmoil.


VOA
An Egyptian opposition group has called for a second day of protests in Cairo, just hours after police fired tear gas and beat anti-government protesters to clear a central square in the city.

The 6th of April Youth Movement used its Facebook page to urge protesters to continue Wednesday, after the largest demonstrations in years against President Hosni Mubarak's decades-old rule.

Waves of rock-throwing demonstrators occupied Cairo's Tahrir Square for hours Tuesday, beating back attempts to dislodge them by police wielding tear gas and water cannons. Several thousand people demonstrated in Alexandria, and there were reports of large protests in other cities including Mansoura and Mahalla al-Kobra.

Two protesters and a police officer were killed in Tuesday's unrest, which was inspired by uprisings in Tunisia.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pakistan has "disastrous year" for human rights in 2010

Surprise, Surprise!
HRW, is a joke to act so surprised about this in any way.
and to talk of the Taliban like they are being abused is absolutely ignorant.

Thousands of Taliban suspects have been illegally and secretly held in military detention, the report said, and some units of the Pakistan Army allegedly engaged in summary executions of prisoners.

I don't see a problem with this, the Taliban are really bad guys and they do plenty enough harm to the people of Pakistan that if they are imprisoned/executed they probably deserve it.

So what we know is that Pakistan as a country is a cesspool of Islamic stupidity.


(Reuters)
In its World Report 2011, the New York-based rights organization said militant violence was fostered by the passive acceptance of persecution of religious minorities and had active help from some elements of the intelligence agencies.

"Taliban atrocities aren't happening in a vacuum," said Ali Dayan Hasan, senior South Asia Researcher for Human Rights Watch, "but instead with covert support from elements in the intelligence services and law enforcement agencies."

Last year, hundreds of people died in militant attacks, 11 journalists were killed, target killings terrorized Karachi and minorities were singled out.

At least 80 Ahmadis, who consider themselves Muslim but who Pakistan declared non-Muslims in the 1970s, were killed in twin attacks, and bombings at Sufi shrines killed dozens.

Salman Taseer, the liberal governor of Pakistan's most populous province, was gunned down by one of his bodyguards for supporting changes to Pakistan's harsh blasphemy law, and Senator Sherry Rehman, who also called for changes, is now a virtual prisoner in her own home because of death threats.

The government of the avowedly secular Pakistan People's Party, headed by President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, has done little to combat the growing religious extremism, distancing itself from Taseer and Rehman, and failing to curb calls for their deaths from mosques.

"The religious parties used (blasphemy) laws to blackmail the government," Mehdi Hassan, chairman of the independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), told Reuters. "The religious right use these laws as a pressure tactic against the government and the government succumbs to these pressures."

Monday, January 24, 2011

Granholm to teach at UC Berkeley, Write Book

If you Know her at all then you will understand why I say "How Fitting"
We are glad to see her go.

Look out California Here she Comes.


Freep.com
Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm and her husband, Dan Mulhern, will teach at the University of California-Berkeley, and together they’ll write a book about her experience leading Michigan during one of its worst economic episodes, according to Politico.com today.

The two will continue to live in Michigan, however, and are searching for a permanent home in the state, where she was governor for eight years and attorney general for four.

Since leaving the governor’s residence in Lansing they have rented in the Lansing area, where their son, Jack, attends middle school.

Democrat Granholm, 51, also will be a paid contributor to NBC’s “Meet the Press.” She and Mulhern have joined the Keppler’s Speakers Bureau for speaking engagements, she told Politico.com in an interview

Maybe Jenny and Nancy will Hang out?


Mexico arrests hitmen blamed for Acapulco slayings

While reading this it hit me, all the big arrests you hear about in Mexico; you never hear about what happens to these guys.


(Reuters) - Mexican federal police have arrested seven drug gang members in the Pacific port of Acapulco, including the man behind the murders of 22 people in the resort this month, the government said on Sunday.

The group is a splinter faction of the Beltran Leyva cartel, which has fragmented since Mexican marines killed its leader, Arturo Beltran Leyva, in December 2009, the federal police said in a statement. Police said the group's leader, Jose Lozano, was behind the 22 Acapulco murders.

The police did not provide other details or explain why the arrests, which occurred on Thursday, were not announced until Sunday.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Three US drone strikes kill 13 in North Waziristan

Excellent, there has not been a good predator strike in awhile, sounds like most of these toads were taken out while running away.




Dawn.com
MIRANSHAH: A series of unmanned US drone strikes in a lawless district of Pakistan on Sunday killed at least 13 militants, officials said, as tribesmen took to the streets to protest the aerial campaign.

The first two attacks took place in Datta Khel, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of North Waziristan’s main town of Miranshah. The third was in Mando Khel, around 60 kilometres south of the town.

In the first strike two missiles were fired on a vehicle seconds after it stopped outside a house in Datta Khel, officials said.

“The US drone hit a car immediately after it parked outside a house. Four militants have been killed,” an intelligence official in Miranshah told AFP, adding that the vehicle was destroyed and the house badly damaged.

“Preliminary reports said all of them were local militants but we are trying to get more information,” he added.

Four Detroit police officers shot inside precinct

Things are heating up in Detroit.
Blistering cold temps, no work, rampant anger!
Oh it can get nuts here.

All the officers shot will be o.k., and you can bet no one will ever just walk into a Detroit Police station unchecked ever again !


Detroit News
A gunman walked into a Detroit police precinct this afternoon and shot a commander and three other officers before he was killed, police sources confirmed.

Cmdr. Brian Davis, in charge of the 6th precinct, was shot in the hand and side and was undergoing surgery this evening, a police source said. Officer David Anderson was shot in the head but is alert and talking and moving his limbs, the source said.

Other reports indicate two other officers were grazed by gunfire and suffered minor wounds.

Police said the man was armed with a small shotgun.

The victims were taken to nearby Sinai Grace Hospital shortly after the 4:30 p.m. shooting. Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and Police Chief Ralph Godbee arrived at the hospital early this evening to visit the wounded.

Earlier, Bing and Deputy Mayor Saul Green visited the police precinct to offer support.

Sunday's shooting capped off a bloody weekend that saw at least 10 people shot since Friday night — four at the precinct, three outside a strip club, and three murder victims found in a house in the 14000 block of Faircrest.

The shooting occurred at the 6th Precinct, just west of the Southfield Freeway and south of Interstate 96. Like most precincts in the city, there are no metal detectors in the entrance and visitors can come in and talk face-to-face with officers.

Car bombs around Baghdad kill 6, wound 29

So For an 7 days in a row, car bombings and suicide bombings have taken place in a Muslim country.
Iraq seems to be having their go of it this week, getting the Majority of them;killing about 200 people.


(Reuters) - Five car bombs went off around Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least six people and wounding 29, security sources said, in a seemingly coordinated series of attacks during a major Shi'ite religious rite.

Four exploded within the Iraqi capital itself. A car bomb in Baghdad's mainly Shi'ite northwestern district of Kadhimiya exploded near a bus carrying Iranian pilgrims, killing one and wounding seven, police and Interior Ministry sources said.

Other car bombs detonated near a hotel in Baghdad's central Abu Nawas street, two police patrols in the southern Ilaam district and in al-Mesbah in central Baghdad, killing three people, including a policeman, and wounding 18, the sources said.

Elsewhere, a car bomb killed two people and wounded four in Taji, 20 km (12 miles) north of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said. A police source said it was a roadside bomb.

Ahmadinejad proposes more nuclear talks

More talks?
I guess as long as all parties involved do exactly what the Ahmadinejad says, there will still be some talks!


Foxnews
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday that further nuclear discussions with the world powers would one day produce a positive outcome, a day after the latest round of talks in Istanbul failed.

After two days of discussions with the five members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany in Istanbul, Iran refused to abandon its uranium enrichment program which many in world feel is geared towards producing material for a weapon, a charge Iran denies.

"The ground is prepared now so that if the other party is just, a positive agreement will be concluded in later sessions," he said in a speech broadcast live on state TV.

Ahmadinejad said it would take more than just a few rounds of talks to settle all the issues.

"We never expected the problems to be solved in two to three or four to five rounds, but if the other party is decisive, committed to justice and the law and respect, there is a hope that good results will come from further rounds of the talks," he
The remarks are the president's first following the Istanbul talks Friday and Saturday, which failed after Iran declared it would not even consider freezing uranium enrichment, the key concern of the discussions.


Soldiers kill 10 gunmen in northern Mexico clash

Whittling away at the Bad guys.


Foxnews
Soldiers patrolling a rural area on the border with Texas killed 10 suspected drug gang gunmen at a training camp, Mexico's Defense Department said Saturday.

The military patrol came under attack after finding the camp of armed men in the town of Valle Hermoso, in the border state of Tamaulipas, on Friday, the department said in a statement.

The soldiers returned fire and killed 10 suspects. Soldiers also seized weaponry including 24 rifles, two grenade launchers and 18 grenades, as well as an armored vehicle, it said.

The Gulf coast state of Tamaulipas, which borders Texas, has seen a spike in violence since last year's split between the Gulf cartel and the Zetas, formerly a gang of enforcers and now a cartel in its own right.


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Three killed in Orakzai bomb blast

6 Days in a row for Muslims killing Muslims!

Islam The religion of blowing people to Pieces!



PESHAWAR: Three people, including two paramilitary soldiers, were killed in a roadside bomb blast in northwest Pakistan’s Orakzai tribal region on Saturday, officials said.

An improvised explosive device planted by militants went off in the town of Ibrahimzai during a routine patrol by paramilitary soldiers, a security official said.

“Two soldiers and one civilian were killed in the blast,” Abdul Qadir, a local administration official, told AFP.

Seven other people — one soldier and six civilians — were wounded in the explosion near the bazaar in Ibrahimzai, he said.

Iran talks fail, no new date set

There should be no more talks with Iran, They use them as a Platform to show the world they will not be "Bullied" and that they will do what they want!

When they finally get to where they need to be with their Nuke program, we need to just strike first!



Foxnews
Talks meant to nudge Iran toward heeding U.N. Security Council demands to stop uranium enrichment collapsed Saturday, with Tehran shrugging off calls by six world powers to cease the activity that could be harnessed to make nuclear arms.

Announcing the failure of two days of negotiations, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said no new date for another meeting had been set. She blamed what the six consider unrealistic demands by Iran — an end to U.N. sanctions and agreement that Iran could continue to enrich — for the disappointing results.

Proposals by the six for improved U.N. monitoring of Iran's nuclear activities were rejected by Tehran, as were attempts to kickstart dialogue through reviving a subset of international talks focusing on Iran shipping out a limited amount of its enriched uranium in exchange for fuel for its research reactor, Ashton said.

"We had hoped to have a detailed and constructive discussion of those ideas," she said. "But it became clear that the Iranian side was not ready for this unless we agree to preconditions related to enrichment and sanctions.


Friday, January 21, 2011

Keith Olbermann -- Fired By MSNBC

See what happens when you talk silly shit on T.V.




TMZ
Keith Olbermann was fired by MSNBC sources tell TMZ, and we're told it had everything to do with Comcast's acquisition of NBC.

Sources connected with the network tell us ... Comcast honchos did not like Keith's defiance and the way he played in the sandbox.

Our sources say Keith has around two years left on his contract, and he'll be paid his salary -- around $7 million a year.

We don't know if Comcast will let Keith make a deal with another network as part of an exit agreement, but it's a good bet he'll be benched for a minimum of 6 months, and probably longer.

Texting while Walking?

I'm sure you have all seen this dumbass by now!



If you can not stop and take the couple seconds it takes to text your Friend, while you are trying to walk through the Mall; you might be a Dumbass!

And then to sue over your own stupid ass Ignorance to boot; Your a low life Dumbass!

Falling into a mall pond that is bigger than your house while walking through the Mall and texting at the same time: all the while using your freind's credit card to rack up 5000 dollars of stuff that you could obviously not afford on your own dime !

Extremely Ignorant! It is called Karma Bitch, we would not have known your face if you would have not put your ugly mug on the News!

So how do you feel Now? How you going to feel when you are convicted of a felony and called a Convict !

Huge Delta rocket flies from Vandenberg, California

A new super secret spy satellite.




BBC
The biggest rocket ever to launch from the US West Coast has lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

The 72m-high Delta IV Heavy was carrying a classified satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

It has previously only operated from Florida, and the launch pad at the Californian base had to be upgraded to handle the giant vehicle.

Flying the Delta from the West Coast allows the largest reconnaissance satellites to be put into polar orbits.

The vehicle is reserved for military and intelligence use, although there has long been discussion about modifying it for a role in human spaceflight.

The Delta IV Heavy features three core boosters strapped side by side. Each has a Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne-built RS-68 engine.

These motors burn a tonne of propellant every second and produce 2,900 kiloNewtons (650,000lbs) of thrust at lift-off.

Toll rises to 56 in Iraqi pilgrim blast

An update on the triple suicide getdown in Iraq.


Washington Post
BAGHDAD -- Iraqi police and hospital officials say the death toll in a spate of bombings on Shiite pilgrims has risen to 56.

Iraqi police and soldiers lined main Baghdad roads Friday morning as thousands of pilgrims headed to attend annual religious rituals in the holy Shiite city of Karbala, 55 miles (80 kilometers) south of the capital.

Authorities in Karbala said the attacks also wounded an estimated 180 - including about 25 members of the security forces.

The attacks were launched by three suicide bombers who blew up their cars near security checkpoints on at least two roads to Karbala.

Taliban order strict phone blackout in Afghan north

"We went and appealed to the Taliban to have mercy on us but they said their fighters were more important,"

Nice guys, they don't care about the people they say they are taking care of.
The Taliban fighters are more important!

DoucheBags.


(Reuters) - The Taliban have ordered harsh limits on the use of mobile phones in a remote area of northwestern Afghanistan, residents and officials said, a sign of the militants' increasing influence in a once peaceful area.

The Islamist group's order in Bala Morghab, a remote district of Badghis province bordering Turkmenistan, follows similar edicts in recent years in the south and east, where the insurgency is strongest, but also more recently in the north.

Residents said the Taliban had ordered mobile phone operators to only turn their networks on for two hours per day, at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., in the most draconian restrictions imposed by the militants on mobile phone use anywhere in the country.

Insurgents say Afghan and foreign troops use the mobile networks to track their fighters and accuse ordinary Afghans of using the devices to spy on the militants.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bombers kill 45 Iraqi pilgrims in new wave of attacks

I thought this mornings suicide bombing was a bit low, as in the Islamic terrorists scumbags were backing off a little bit!

And as usual Al Qaida never lets anyone down.


(Reuters) - Bombers killed at least 45 Shi'ite pilgrims in Iraq on Wednesday and also struck police for a third day in a row, in a wave of violence posing a challenge to Iraqi security forces as U.S. troops prepare to withdraw.

More than 100 people have died and hundreds have been wounded since Tuesday in bomb attacks that bear the hallmarks of Sunni Arab insurgents, showing they remain a potent threat even as Washington prepares to remove its final troops this year.

Most of Thursday's dead were pilgrims pouring into the holy Shi'ite city of Kerbala ahead of the culmination of an annual rite which is often attacked by Sunni Islamist al Qaeda.

Two car bombs killed 45 people and wounded around 150 near Kerbala, 80 km (50 miles) south of Baghdad, on different roads into the city, said Mohammed al-Moussawi, head of the Kerbala provincial council. The explosions struck simultaneously on the outskirts of the city outside a security cordon of checkpoints set up to protect pilgrims, he said.

U.N. to send more peacekeepers to Ivory Coast

Civil war anyone? If the Ivory coast ever pops it is going to be a mess, and the U.N. will loose control so fast it will make your head spin.

"allegations that the armed forces and militia groups that back opposing camps in the current political crisis are arming ethnic groups allied to each camp."


The Washington Post
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to reinforce the U.N. mission in Ivory Coast with 2,000 additional peacekeepers, escalating an international campaign to pressure the country's longtime ruler to step down from power.

The council's action came as another round of African Union mediation failed to dislodge Prime Minister Laurent Gbagbo, who was defeated Nov. 28 in a U.N.-certified runoff election by opposition leader Alassane Ouattara.

U.N. officials warned that the ethnically divided West African country - which emerged only seven years ago from a bloody civil conflict between Gbagbo's army and rebel forces - could return to war.

"We remain gravely concerned about the possibility of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and ethnic cleansing in Cote d'Ivoire,"

Suicide attack kills at least 4 in northern Iraq

Four days into the week, and a fourth suicide bombing.

Al Qaida or the Militants if that sounds better, are just not happy with the direction Iraq is heading.
So what do you do when you are unhappy and your religion is Islam?
You splode people up, That's right strap a bomb on your badself, load your car with bombs and glass and nails and drive into a crowd of your countrymen and Blow your ass up !



Baghdad (CNN) -- A suicide car bomb attack on a police checkpoint in Baquba killed at least four people and wounded 33 others Thursday, police officials said.

Two of the dead and nine of the wounded were police officers, according to authorities, who said the attack bears the hallmarks of al Qaeda in Iraq.

In the attack, a suicide bomber rammed a minibus loaded with explosives into the main gate at Diyala police headquarters in central Baquba. The headquarters was preparing an exhibition of weapons and ammunition confiscated by Iraqi security forces from insurgents in 2010.

Separately, a Shiite pilgrim was killed and nine others were wounded in southern Baghdad's al-Dora district Thursday when a roadside bomb struck a procession of Shiite pilgrims, who were making a three-day trek by foot to Karbala for Arbaeen, police said.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

'Massacre-in-the-making' interrupted in Juárez, police say

10 very lucky people in Mexico today.
If they would like to remain lucky, they best find someplace else to live( Not here thoough)



CNN
EL Paso Times


Mexican federal police interrupted a weekend massacre-in-the-making in a Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, motel and captured two hit men working for a major cartel in the city, a spokesman for the federal police told CNN Monday.

"We received an anonymous tip that these men were sequestering a group of 11 in a motel," federal police spokesman Ramon Salinas said. "We acted on the tip and were able to catch them in the act of a massacre at a motel party."

The men were planning to kill a group of 11 youths and managed to kill one of them before police arrived, according to Salinas, who described the 11 only as young people, without specifying ages or sexes.

Iraqi police targeted by suicide bomber, 12 killed

And yet again, another suicide Bombing.
And yet again, in Iraq.

The world of Islam just can not help itself.


(Reuters) - A suicide bomber driving an ambulance killed up to 12 people and wounded more than 50 in an attack on Wednesday on an Iraqi police training center in volatile Diyala province, a spokeswoman for the governor said.

"There are more bodies buried in the ruins," the provincial governor's spokeswoman, Samira al-Shibli, told Reuters.

Police sources in the city of Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) northeast of Baghdad, put the death toll between eight and 10, with up to 64 wounded.

One police source said there were two attackers. One of them shot dead three security guards at the gates of the training center, opening the way for a second assailant to drive the ambulance in.

Haiti charges returned ex-dictator Duvalier

"He doesn't have the right to go anywhere,"

If he can slip into the country unnoticed he can slither away just as easily.


(Reuters) - Haiti on Tuesday briefly detained former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, back from exile in France, and charged him with corruption, theft and abuses of power allegedly committed during his 15-year rule.

While a noisy crowd of his supporters protested outside the prosecutor's office, Duvalier, 59, was questioned over accusations that he stole public funds and committed human rights abuses after taking over as president in 1971.

Port-au-Prince Chief Prosecutor Aristidas Auguste said his office had filed charges against Duvalier of corruption, theft, misappropriation of funds and other alleged crimes committed during the former president's 1971-1986 period in power.

"His fate is now in the hands of the investigating judge. We have brought charges against him," Auguste told Reuters.

The charges must now be investigated by the judge who will decide whether a criminal case should go ahead.

After several hours of questioning, he left the prosecutor's office but was ordered to remain in the country at the disposition of judicial authorities. "He doesn't have the right to go anywhere," investigating judge Carves Jean said.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Grand Jury Probes What Edwards Knew About Cover up

This one speaks for itself.

It is called Karma.

Foxnews
WASHINGTON -- A federal criminal investigation targeting John Edwards is examining how much the two-time presidential candidate knew about money used to cover up his extramarital affair and out-of-wedlock child and whether he had other practices that pushed the bounds of campaign finance laws, people involved in the case have told The Associated Press.

A federal grand jury meeting in Raleigh, North Carolina, is combing through records and testimony involving several political organizations and individuals connected to Edwards and trying to determine if the former U.S. senator from North Carolina and 2004 vice presidential nominee broke any laws. A recently issued subpoena focuses on a web of these political groups allied with Edwards, according to subpoena details provided to AP that offer a glimpse into the investigation being conducted behind closed doors.

The case largely stems from money spent to keep Edwards' mistress, Rielle Hunter, in hiding along with former campaign aide Andrew Young, who initially claimed paternity so Edwards could continue pursuing the White House without the taint of the affair.

Jihadists Promote Theft to Fund War on West

How nice, The #1 jihadi reject Anwar al-awlaki, says it is o.k. to steal from people now to support the Jihad.

But in Muslim countries they chop off hands for stealing because under Islam it is strictly Forbidden.

But then again so is Killing another Muslim and that happens everyday!


Foxnews
Followers of one of the fastest-growing radical Muslim terror groups are being told to steal, embezzle and seize property – especially from Americans – in order to finance their jihad.

While Muslim teaching generally forbids theft, the new edition of Inspire magazine -- launched by the group behind the air cargo printer bombs in October, the underwear bomb plot in December 2009 and the most recent pre-Christmas alert -- is now telling followers that such crimes are justifiable, especially if the U.S. government and U.S. citizens are targets.

In the fourth edition of the magazine, launched by Al Qaeda in Yemen in July, American-born radical cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki encourages his disciples to fund more attacks through crime. The Middle East Media Research Institute provided Fox News with its copy of the magazine.

“In an attempt to deal with the cash-shortage jihadist groups are facing, Al-Awlaki gives religious justification to any actions used by jihadists to obtain money. In the article, titled ‘The Ruling on Dispossessing the Disbelievers’ Wealth in Dar Al-Harb,’ he deals with the issue by ruling that Western countries are considered Dar Al-Harb, i.e. the territory of war, countries on which the rules of war apply,” says an analysis from media research group


Ahmadinejad: Sanctions won't stop Iran nuclear program


"They can even issue 100,000 resolutions," he said, "like we care."


Good one Ahmalitlmunky!
I bet you would care if you guys Discovered another Stuxnet type Virus!

How are those Centrifuges anyways?


Haaretz.com
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday reiterated Iran would not compromise over its nuclear program at multilateral talks scheduled later this week in Istanbul.

"Today we are making progress in the nuclear field and they can say and do whatever they want," Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying by the official news agency IRNA.

The president said that United Nations Security Council resolutions and sanctions would not stop the Iranian nuclear drive.

"They can even issue 100,000 resolutions," he said, "like we care."

Suicide bomber kills 42 police recruits in Iraq

Another day, another Suicide Bombing in a Muslim Country.

This time in Iraq, a Muslim Suicide Bomber sploded himself up to show everyone how serious he was about his Cause.

That will learn em!


(Reuters) - A suicide bomber wearing a vest filled with explosives attacked Iraqi police recruits on Tuesday in former dictator Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, killing at least 42 and wounding over 100, officials said.

Ahmed Abdul-Jabbar, deputy governor of Salahuddin province, said the attack took place outside a police recruiting center where Iraqi men were lining up hoping to get a job.

"Who else would it be but al Qaeda, who keep on slaughtering us," said Abdul-Jabbar. "They are the terrorists."

Abdul-Jabbar put the death toll at 42. Raed Ibrahim, head of the health department in the province, said 45 were killed and more than 150 wounded, while Interior Ministry sources in Baghdad said 50 people had died.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Afghan Taliban 'end' opposition to educating girls

I saw this a few days ago and thought it kind of a joke.

what kind of an Education will they be allowed to have?

One where they do what they are told or they will be Killed?



Afghanistan News
The Taliban are ready to drop their ban on schooling girls in Afghanistan, the country's education minister has said.

Farooq Wardak told the UK's Times Educational Supplement a "cultural change" meant the Taliban were "no more opposing girls' education".

The Taliban - who are fighting the Kabul government - have made no public comment on the issue.

Afghan women were not allowed to work or get an education under the Taliban regime overthrown in 2001.

Mr Wardak made his comments during the Education World Forum in London.

He told the TES: "What I am hearing at the very upper policy level of the Taliban is that they are no more opposing education and also girls' education.

"I hope, Inshallah (God willing), soon there will be a peaceful negotiation, a meaningful negotiation with our own opposition and that will not compromise at all the basic human rights and basic principles which have been guiding us to provide quality and balanced education to our people," the minister added.

'Baby Doc' Duvalier returns to Haiti from exile

Back from Exile to save the day.


BBC
The former president of Haiti, Jean-Claude Duvalier, has returned to the country, 25 years after he was overthrown by a popular revolt.

Mr Duvalier, 59, also known as "Baby Doc", arrived on a flight from France where he had been living in exile.

It was not clear what prompted his return, but he said he wanted "to help the people of Haiti" following last year's devastating earthquake.

Bus bombing kills 11 in Pakistan

Update
Fox news Explosion on bus in NW Pakistan kills 18

Another bombing in Pakistan to start off the week.
Those nasty people riding the bus again.
How dare they try and get back and forth to work, and go on about their business.

BBC
An explosion which killed at least 11 people on a bus in the militant haven of north-western Pakistan was caused by a bomb, police say.

At least 10 others were wounded by the blast on the bus in Hangu district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

A bomb-disposal squad said the explosion had been caused by a remote-controlled device.

Police earlier had not ruled out the blast being a tragic accident caused by fuel containers on the vehicle.

Two exploded gas cylinders were spotted in the wreckage of the bus, which had been carrying 18 passengers from Hangu to nearby Kohat

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Report: U.S.-Israel Tested Worm Linked to Iran Atom Woes

The Times said the worm was the most sophisticated cyber-weapon ever deployed and appeared to have been the biggest factor in setting back Iran's nuclear march. Its sources said it caused the centrifuges to spin wildly out of control and that a fifth of them had been wiped out.


From the onset of the Stuxnet Virus/worm, it was clear that it was designed to attack Iran.

Awesomely nice Job!


foxnews
WASHINGTON -- Israel has tested a computer worm believed to have sabotaged Iran's nuclear centrifuges and slowed its ability to develop an atomic weapon, The New York Times reported Saturday.

In what the Times described as a joint Israeli-U.S. effort to undermine Iran's nuclear ambitions, it said the tests of the destructive Stuxnet worm had occurred over the past two years at the heavily guarded Dimona complex in the Negev desert.

The newspaper cited unidentified intelligence and military experts familiar with Dimona who said Israel had spun centrifuges virtually identical to those at Iran's Natanz facility, where Iranian scientists are struggling to enrich uranium.

"To check out the worm, you have to know the machines," an American expert on nuclear intelligence told the newspaper. "The reason the worm has been effective is that the Israelis tried it out."


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Link Dump!

Air National Guard May Fly Drones Over Adirondack Mountains

Man killed in apparent fall from plane in Pakistan

86 Teens Pregnant at One Memphis High School

Five militants killed in Orakzai landmine blast (A very fitting Death for these guys)

At least 102 pilgrims killed in stampede at Indian festival

Iran says 2 downed spy planes were US-operated


Foxnews
Iran says it has determined that two pilotless spy planes it claims to have downed were operated by the United States. An Iranian official says authorities will publicly display them.

The Revolutionary Guard's air force said earlier this month that it shot down two highly advanced spy planes that had violated Iranian airspace. It provided no proof.

The U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, which is based in the Gulf, said at the time that it had no reports of any aircraft downed recently.


Toll in Ivory Coast rises to 247 dead

"This isn't possible. We are against all forms of violence," Gbagbo's government spokesman Ahoua Don Mello said by telephone. "Our forces are professional. They are there to keep order."

Yeah Right!

Knowing that the U.N. is not truthful, and likes to hide the reality of any situation they are in;I'm sure this death toll is much Higher.




(Reuters) - At least 247 people have been killed in violence in Ivory Coast since its disputed November 28 presidential election, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday.

The death toll is up from 210 a week ago, U.N. human rights spokesman Rupert Colville told a media briefing in Geneva.

The latest figure includes four civilians and seven police killed in clashes in the Abidjan suburb of Abobo this week, and was firmly denied by the camp of incumbent Laurent Gbagbo.

"This isn't possible. We are against all forms of violence," Gbagbo's government spokesman Ahoua Don Mello said by telephone. "Our forces are professional. They are there to keep order."

Gunmen kill 17 in new Pakistan violence in Karachi

Targeted Killings, Muslims Killing Muslims.
The Islamic way !

(Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen have shot dead at least 17 people in a new wave of violence in Pakistan's commercial hub Karachi, police said Saturday.

"At least 17 people have died in the past three days by firing by unknown gunmen in several parts of Karachi," city police chief Fayyaz Leghari told Reuters.

A local television journalist was among the dead.

Karachi has a long history of ethnic, religious and sectarian violence. But hundreds of targeted killings last year have raised concerns that violence could escalate and create a new crisis for the U.S.-backed government in Islamabad.

Analysts and security officials blame much of the violence on the rivalry between the two main parties, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, and the Awami National Party, both part of the ruling coalition in Islamabad.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Detainees don police uniforms in Iraq jailbreak

What a joke, how did these guys get the Uniforms the Police force wears?

It is quite odd that there were only twelve prisoners at the jail and twelve Uniforms were there for the Taking.


Foxnews
A dozen terror suspects disguised in police uniforms broke out of an Iraqi jail Friday, prompting a manhunt across the nation's south for what officials called a dangerous group of top-ranking insurgents linked to al-Qaida.

At least two of the suspects had formerly been held at Camp Bucca, the sprawling prison on Iraq's southern border with Kuwait where the U.S. military held tens of thousands of suspected insurgents — all of whom were transferred to Iraqi custody when the prison camp closed in September 2009.

The 12 suspects were awaiting trial when they obtained the police uniforms and walked out of the small, temporary detention center in one of Saddam Hussein's former palaces before dawn in the southern port city of Basra, said three Iraqi security officials.

Iraqi security forces immediately set up checkpoints on two major northbound highways to stop cars, asking all police to display their official ID cards as they urgently tried to track down the suspects. Basra is Iraq's second-largest city and is located 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Israel troops on alert after Lebanon govt falls

Nice eh? Hezbollah Pulls out of the Lebanese Government and wreaks Havoc on the whole region.

Guaranteed Israel will not sit by with its hands tied if Hezbollah decides to get a little froggy.


Foxnews
JERUSALEM – Israeli troops in the north were on alert Thursday over worries that the political turmoil in Lebanon might spill over into renewed violence on their shared border, following the collapse of the Lebanese government.

The Iranian-backed Hezbollah militant group and its allies threw the already volatile Lebanon into chaos on Wednesday by pulling out of the government and causing it to collapse.

Hezbollah, which clashed with Israel in a monthlong war in 2006, bolted over the government continued cooperation with a U.N. tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

Hezbollah expects the tribunal to indict some of its members. It timed the dissolution of the government to coincide with the White House visit of the current prime minister, Hariri's son Saad.

A senior officer in Israel's northern command said commanders were following events in Lebanon very closely for any sign Hezbollah might try to heat up the already jittery northern border to deflect attention from the political turmoil.


Earth must prepare for close encounter with aliens

Yes we should, but do you really think the U.N is capable of doing it right?

When Extraterrestrials finally show themselves, they most definitely will be more advanced than us.

The U.N. is not capable of dealing with the politics of this world, let alone politics of an extraterrestrial one.

Some insight to what will happen when the U.N. Talks to Aliens.



Guardian.co.uk
World governments should prepare a co-ordinated action plan in case Earth is contacted by aliens, according to scientists.

They argue that a branch of the UN must be given responsibility for "supra-Earth affairs" and formulate a plan for how to deal with extraterrestrials, should they appear.

The comments are part of an extraterrestrial-themed edition of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A published today. In it, scientists examine all aspects of the search for extraterrestrial life, from astronomy and biology to the political and religious fallout that would result from alien contact.

"Will a suitable process based on expert advice from proper and responsible scientists arise at all, or will interests of power and opportunism more probably set the scene?" asked Professor John Zarnecki of the Open University and Dr Martin Dominik of the University of St Andrews in the introductory paper. "A lack of co-ordination can be avoided by creating an overarching framework in a truly global effort governed by an international politically legitimated body." The pair argue that the UN has a ready-made mechanism for such a forum in its Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (Copuos).

John Lennon's Ferrari for sale

One of the Ugliest colors for a Ferrari, But I would not mind having it.


NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Singer John Lennon's first car, a 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe, is up for auction. The car has an estimated value of $155,000 to $220,000.

The car will be sold in Paris on February 5 by the British auction firm of Bonhams.

According to the classic car pricing Web site Nadaquides.com, a car like Lennon's would ordinarily be worth about $60,000 to $109,000, depending on condition and options.

China arrests 96 over tainted milk

No executions, Yet.
But 17 life sentences so far.
A big red handed Smackdown on those responsible.


(Reuters) - Chinese police have arrested 96 people for lacing milk powder with the toxic additive melamine, state news agency Xinhua said on Thursday, the same chemical that killed several babies in a milk powder scandal in 2008.

Last July, samples of milk powder found in northwest China's Gansu and Qinghai provinces had levels of melamine up to 500 times the permitted limit, underscoring the lax enforcement of food safety in the country.

Among those arrested, 17 had been convicted, including two people sentenced to life in prison, Xinhua said, citing a statement from the State Council's Food Safety Commission.

Thirty-eight people were awaiting trial, the report said, adding that Chinese authorities had seized 2,132 tons of melamine-tainted milk powder. The remaining 41 were "under investigation in police custody". It did not elaborate further.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

drone attack kills 4

Only the Fifth drone strike this year.
with 111 last year, a strike every other day or so will break that record.

We can only hope.


Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- A suspected U.S. drone strike in Pakistan's tribal region killed four alleged militants on Wednesday, intelligence officials told CNN.

Two intelligence officials said the suspected drone fired two missiles on a militant hideout in the area of Mir Ali of North Waziristan, one of the seven districts of Pakistan's volatile tribal region bordering Afghanistan

Iran says talks could be West's "last chance"

Oh no! Our last chance?
We better get to the Table and talk to Iran real quick before they don't want to talk to us no more!

oh wait, They don't talk to us now, they just tell us what they are going to do anyways.


(Reuters) - Talks next week between Iran and major powers concerned about its nuclear program could be the "last chance" for the West, a senior Iranian official was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

Official news agency IRNA quoted Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Iran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, as saying that once Iran is able to make its own fuel for a medical research reactor, which it has said will happen this year, it may not return to negotiations if the talks in Turkey fail.

"It might be the last chance because by installing fuel rods produced by Iran into the core of the Tehran Research Reactor, probably parliament will not allow the government to negotiate or send its uranium outside the country and the Istanbul meeting might be the last chance for the West to return to talks," IRNA quoted Soltanieh as telling French media.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

North Korea will pose direct threat to US

Talk about waking up and smelling the Coffee.

And still nothing will be done.


Foxnews
U.S. Defense Secretary
Robert Gates says North Korea will pose a direct threat to the United States within five years if the communist dictatorship isn't reined in.

Gates cited the North's development of intercontinental ballistic missiles and its efforts to expand its nuclear weapons capability during a press conference in Beijing with Chinese President Hu Jintao.

The Pentagon chief also noted that South Korea's
tolerance for the North's behavior has "worn thin."

He said it's time for Pyongyang to demonstrate specific ways it is ready to re-engage with its neighbors, such as moratoriums on missile testing and nuclear testing.

Gates said China has played a helpful role in lessening tensions, and said North Korea will be a significant topic when President Barack Obama meets with Hu in Washington next week.


Resort City's Toll to 31 Dead in 4 Days

No backing off here, the cartels had a short lull in the Killings for the new year but are now back at it.

Beheadings,shootings and displaying the Victims for everyone to see is now the norm in Mexico;sounds like a nice place to visit.


Foxnews
ACAPULCO, Mexico – The body of a murdered man was found Monday on the main highway to Acapulco, bringing to 31 the number of people killed in the Pacific resort city over four days.

The unidentified man was shot several times in the head and found under a pedestrian bridge with his shirt pulled over his face, said Fernando Monreal Leyva, director of the investigative police for Guerrero state, where Acapulco is located.

Leyva said federal, state and local police planned to meet Monday with the military to consider ways to beef up security in Acapulco, where 14 decapitated men and two police officers were among the unusually high body count since Friday evening.

Most of the killings occurred in just a few hours from Friday night to Saturday in non-tourist areas of the city. But the officers were shot to death in front of tourists on Avenida Costero Miguel Aleman, the hotel-lined thoroughfare that runs along the bay.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Pakistan sets another Bad Guy Free

One day,some one in charge of this whole mess that is the Global war on Terrorism, will realize that Pakistan is just not on the same page as we are.

It is Mindnumbing when you think about the cluelessness of those in Charge.

Same situation with Mexico, they will have you believe it is a safe country.

with Pakistan, the worse they get, the more they side with terrorists;the more money we send them. After this expect to see the U.S. Give Pakistan a Buttload of Money.


Foxnews
He is a self-declared warrior against U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan. He allegedly ran terrorist training camps there when the Taliban was in power. He was suspected of involvement in the attempted assassination of two Pakistani leaders.

And today, Qari Saifullah Akhtar is free.

Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, the top judicial official in Akhtar's native Punjab province, told The Associated Press he was released from four months of house arrest in early December because authorities finished questioning him in connection with the October 2007 attempted assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and found no grounds to charge him. Bhutto was killed in December the same year.

However, one U.S. official said Akhtar has extensive ties to al-Qaida and other terrorist groups and is someone who should not be free to walk around the streets of Pakistan or any other country. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

Former U.S. intelligence officials and analysts said Akhtar's release is yet another sign of Pakistan's reluctance or inability to crack down on the most dangerous terrorist organizations.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Obama Administration Reportedly Plans to Create Internet ID for All Americans Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/01/08/report-obama-admi

"We are not talking about a national ID card. We are not talking about a government-controlled system. What we are talking about is enhancing online security and privacy, and reducing and perhaps even eliminating the need to memorize a dozen passwords, through creation and use of more trusted digital identities,"

We are not talking about a government-controlled system. ?????

But then What does this mean?

Obama Administration Reportedly Plans to Create Internet ID for All Americans

WTF?

Who is going to be in Charge of this Database then? The Chinese? Some Yagmo living in Chicago? The Russians ?

Don't worry, just give them your name and password and move along... There is really nothing to see Here.


Foxnews
President Obama is putting plans in motion to give the Commerce Department authority to create an Internet ID for all Americans, a White House official told CNET.com.

White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt told the website it is "the absolute perfect spot in the U.S. government" to centralize efforts toward creating an "identity ecosystem" for the Internet.

The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace is currently being drafted by the Obama administration and will be released by the president in a few months.

"We are not talking about a national ID card. We are not talking about a government-controlled system. What we are talking about is enhancing online security and privacy, and reducing and perhaps even eliminating the need to memorize a dozen passwords, through creation and use of more trusted digital identities," Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said at an event Friday at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, according to CNET.com.

Locke added that the Commerce Department will be setting up a national program office
to work on this project.

Sounds like a case of the Big Brother!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Sadr exhorts Iraqis to resist US 'occupiers'

He also wants a united Iraq, But so does the United States.

Too bad he is such a Dumbass he can't see it.

He is also a little late to the Party.


AFP
NAJAF, Iraq — Radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Saturday exhorted a boisterous crowd to resist the US "occupation" by all means, in his first speech since returning to his Iraqi home city of Najaf.

"We still resist the occupier, by military resistance, and all the means of resistance," Sadr said in the central Iraq shrine city, where he returned on Wednesday after about four years of self-imposed exile.

Tens of thousands of people turned out to hear him speak, waving a forest of Iraqi flags and pictures of the cleric.

"Iraq passed through difficult circumstances, which made everyone cry, and did not satisfy anyone except our joint enemy -- America, Israel and Britain," Sadr said.

"So say after me: 'No, no to America!'" The crowd did so, but in voices the cleric deemed to be too quiet.

Sadr asked: "Are you afraid of America? Say 'no, no to America! No, no to Israel!" The crowd roared back the same chant

Friday, January 7, 2011

Four Loko Being Turned Into Auto Fuel

Red Bull ( Or Monster, as I Like ) Combined with a lot of Yager, Still O.K.

Combine two like substances in a premixed can, Not O.K.

What you gonna do?


Foxnews
Truckloads of Four Loko and other alcohol-laced energy drinks are being recycled into ethanol and other products after federal authorities told manufacturers the beverages were dangerous and caused users to become "wide-awake drunk."

Wholesalers from Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and other East Coast states started sending cases of the high-alcohol, caffeinated malt beverages to MXI Environmental Services in Virginia after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a crackdown on the sale of such beverages in November.

Suspected US missile strike kills 6 in Pakistan

A little love of our own for the Taliban.

A gift of Four Lovely Missiles Were given to six Militants as they were driving around Afghanistan.




Foxnews
A suspected U.S. drone fired four missiles at a vehicle in a lawless area of northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border Friday, killing six alleged militants, intelligence officials said.

The U.S. has dramatically stepped up such attacks in the past year in an attempt to kill Taliban militants who use Pakistani territory to launch attacks against foreign troops in Afghanistan.


More love, From the Religion of Peace.

Blast in southern Afghanistan kills 17

In order to Kill 1 Person (a Police Commander) the Taliban Kills 16 other people!

You have to really love your people to treat them like this.


(Reuters) - A suicide attack inside a public bathhouse in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province on Friday has killed 17 people, including a police commander, and wounded 21 others, officials said.

Violence is at its worst in Afghanistan since 2001, with record casualties on all sides of the conflict and the insurgency spreading from traditional strongholds in the south and east into once-peaceful areas in the north and south.

Zalmai Ayoubi, spokesman for the governor of Kandahar, said the target of the raid, which took place in the town of Spin Boldak on the Pakistani border, was the police commander who was bathing at the time of the attack.

"This brutal and inhumane act was the work of the enemies of Islam and humanity," he said.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Siberian tiger attacks, kills bus driver in China.

And the preferred method of attack by a Siberian Tiger...




Foxnews
A rare Siberian tiger attacked and killed a tour bus driver in northern China while the man's horrified passengers watched, Chinese media reported.

The tiger pounced on driver Jin Shijun and dragged him into the forest after he got out to check on his bus, which was stuck in the snow at the world's largest Siberian tiger breeding base in the northern province of Heilongjiang, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

The bus was full of tourists visiting the breeding center, and Jin broke safety guidelines by leaving the vehicle, the report said. Park employees tried to distract the tiger with firecrackers and tranquilizer darts, but when they managed to get to Jin, the driver was already dead.


Iran says American woman detained on spy charges

Why the Hell are there still Americans going to Iran?

Ignorance?

Stupidity?


foxnews
Iranian authorities have detained a 55-year-old American woman on spying charges, a state-owned newspaper reported Thursday.

The daily IRAN said Hall Talayan had spying equipment hidden on her body when customs authorities detained her in the border town of Nordouz, 370 miles northwest of the capital Tehran. The report said Talayan arrived in Iran from neighboring Armenia without a visa. It did not say when she was detained.

Talayan is the fourth American Iran has arrested and accused of spying in less than two years.


Polygamist Pummeled by Wives for Planning Fifth Marriage

Too Damn Funny.

It did not turn out so good for this guy two Weeks ago. Weasel Zippers


AOL news
Ishaq was reportedly attending a friend's wedding reception with his third wife when his first two spouses, identified as Mehvish and Uzma, arrived with a score to settle, according to The Telegraph.

The wives showed up with relatives and reportedly began overturning tables and threatening Ishaq's life, then attacked their husband with their shoes until police hauled them away.

Uzma told the press that her husband deserved to be beaten.

"We know that he is trying to marry a fifth time, and he should be publicly humiliated for his behavior," she reportedly stated.

But Ishaq says the number of his wives has been greatly exaggerated -- adding that his first two wives have filed for divorce and are trying to force him to sell his home. He called their accusations "a blatant lie."

More than 200 Chinese children poisoned by lead

In the never ending pursuit of poisoning the Kids throughout the world, China strikes again.

Hey kids Go play across the street, next to that nice building over there.

One of the plants was separated from residences in Gaohe by only a narrow road


(Reuters) - More than 200 Chinese children have been poisoned by lead from battery plants located too close to houses in the east of the country, state media said on Thursday, the latest in a string of heavy metal pollution cases.

After tests last month showed three children in Gaohe in Anhui province had elevated levels of lead in their blood, 280 others were subsequently checked, more than 200 of whom were found to have been poisoned, Xinhua news agency said.

Authorities have now closed both battery plants blamed for the poisoning, the report said.

One of the plants was separated from residences in Gaohe by only a narrow road, it added, in contravention of environmental protection guidelines.

Some of the children affected were just a few months old, the official news agency said.

"When she was a baby, she stayed with my in-laws in Changsha, of the central Hunan Province, and was perfectly healthy. She's been in Gaohe town for just a few months," resident Jiang Feng told Xinhua of her poisoned child.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Chinese Military Buildup Apparent Ahead of Gates Visit

"But many more experts say they believe the pictures and the aircraft are authentic"

How is this for Authentic?

The Chinese J20 Black Eagle/ Stealth Fighter.




BEIJING—The first clear pictures of what appears to be a Chinese stealth fighter prototype have been published online
, highlighting China's military buildup just days before U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates heads to Bejiing to try to repair defense ties.

The photographs, published on several unofficial Chinese and foreign defense-related websites, appear to show a J-20 prototype making a high-speed taxi test—usually one of the last steps before an aircraft makes its first flight—according to experts on aviation and China's military.

The exact origin of the photographs is unclear, although they appear to have been taken by Chinese enthusiasts from the grounds of or around the Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute in western China, where the J-20 is in development. A few experts have suggested that the pictured aircraft is a mock-up, rather than a functioning prototype of a stealth fighter—so-called because it is designed to evade detection by radar and infrared sensors.

But many more experts say they believe the pictures and the aircraft are authentic, giving the strongest indication yet that Beijing is making faster-than-expected progress in developing a rival to the U.S. F-22—the world's only fully operational stealth fighter.


Pakistan Taseer killer turns hero on Facebook

Ah Facebook, Where else can you openly show your support for Terrorism on the internet.

Oh yeah, YouTube.

Oh well, this just shows Islam for what it really is, a murderous death Cult.

Killing a man for speaking out against killing people for a few words that some call Blasphemy, is just insane.





Hindustan Times
Hundreds of Facebook users welcomed the killing of liberal Pakistani politician Salman Taseer as a strike against reformers of the country's tight blasphemy laws. The Punjab governor was shot on Tuesday by one of his guards, 26-year-old Mumtaz Qadri, who confessed to the murder because of Taseer's
vocal opposition to the law that was recently used to sentence a Christian woman to death.

Analysts say the assassination underscores how deeply religious extremism has penetrated Pakistan's conservative society, with even the Internet-literate elite resorting to Facebook to rally support for the killer.

Nearly 2,000 Facebook users joined one group on the social networking site praising Qadri, and dozens of "fans" joined other pages set up in Qadri's honour in the hours after the shooting.

All the pages had been removed by Wednesday. Facebook was not immediately reachable for comment. But other private account holders used their Facebook status updates to make comments such as: "We salute you Mumtaz Qadri," "thank God he (Taseer) is not alive (any) more" and praise for the attacker as "a soldier of Islam".

In a sign of mainstream media opposition, Pakistan's leading Urdu-language newspaper, Jang, ran a front-page story declaring: "There should be no funeral for Salman Taseer and no condemnation for his death."

Son of Iran shah kills himself in U.S.

Another death Linked to Islam!


(Reuters) - Prince Alireza Pahlavi, younger son of the late Shah of Iran, committed suicide on Tuesday in Boston, according to his brother.

"It is with immense grief that we would like to inform our compatriots of the passing away of Prince Alireza Pahlavi," Reza Pahlavi, the Shah's older son, said on his website, rezapahlavi.org.

Pahlavi, 44, took his life early on Tuesday at his Boston home "plunging his family and friends into great sorrow," the note said.

It said he struggled for years to overcome depression over the fate of Iran and the loss of his father and sister.