Monday, October 31, 2011

Herman Cain would wear Ron Paul costume to scare people on Halloween

Herman Cain said that if he were to dress up for Halloween as one of his Republican political opponents to scare people, it would be Texas Rep. Ron Paul.

“That is a trick question,” Cain responded when asked the ice-breaker by the moderator at the American Enterprise Institute Monday morning. “I believe I would go as Ron Paul. “

Cain was at AEI to discuss his signature “9-9-9″ tax plan.

The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO also took a shot at Republican rival Mitt Romney.


Young Democrats launch education campaign against Paul, GOP field

The College and Young Democrats of Iowa are striking back specifically against U.S. Rep. Ron Paul’s assertion that student financial aid is “a failed program,” and more generally against the whole of the Republican 2012 field’s proposed policies that will directly impact young people.


After Libya, Syria warns world powers to stay away

With world powers fresh from their victory over Moammar Gadhafi in Libya, Syrian President Bashar Assad is warning them that the Middle East will go up in flames if there is any foreign intervention in his country.

The authoritarian leader issued the chilling warning in a weekend interview with a British newspaper, exploiting fears at home and abroad of regional turmoil, sectarian violence and Islamic extremism.


Students born to illegal immigrants sue over tuition

A class-action lawsuit has been filed in Miami by Florida residents being charged out-of-state tuition rates to attend state colleges and universities. The students are American citizens — children who were born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants — and they say Florida's regulations violate their constitutional rights.

Wendy Ruiz, a 19-year-old sophomore at Miami Dade College with a 3.7 grade point average, has a plan. She expects to graduate later this year with a two-year associate's degree in Biology.


Egypt military detains activist over clashes

Egyptian military prosecutors ordered an activist be detained on Sunday for 15 days and another bailed pending investigations into accusations they incited violence, a move rights groups say is part of a crackdown by the ruling army on dissent.

A lawyer for Alaa Abd El Fattah, a high-profile blogger, said he was detained after appearing with activist Bahaa Saber before military authorities on Sunday over "inciting violence and sabotage" in connection with deadly clashes between the army and protesters in Cairo on October 9.


U.S. planning troop buildup in Gulf after exit from Iraq

The Obama administration plans to bolster the American military presence in the Persian Gulf after it withdraws the remaining troops from Iraq this year, according to officials and diplomats. That repositioning could include new combat forces in Kuwait able to respond to a collapse of security in Iraq or a military confrontation with Iran.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

New HD video of Gaddafi's capture


Original source

Jordan's Abdullah: Egypt could break its peace treaty with Israel

Egypt could break its peace treaty with Israel amid recent Mideast turmoil, Jordanian King Abdullah II said in an interview earlier this week, saying that his country was effectively the "last man standing" in maintaining ties with Jerusalem.

The remarks, made during an interview with the Washington Post on Monday, came amid recent criticism by the Jordanian leader regarding Israel's conduct in peace talks with the Palestinians, saying he was "very pessimistic" as to the chances on ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


Hamas boosting anti-aircraft arsenal with looted Libyan missiles

A rocket fired by Palestinians from Gaza Wednesday night landed between Ashdod and Gedera, in the first such attack after a two-month period of quiet. Sirens sounded in Ashdod and nearby communities and residents were told to enter protected rooms and shelters. There were no injuries.

Since the terrorist attack on the Egyptian border near Eilat that killed eight on August 18, the Gaza border has been relatively calm with only a few rocket launches, most directed at small communities near the Gaza Strip. Last night's rocket, fired around 11:10 p.m., landed in a field. It seems to have been fired from the northern end of the Gaza Strip, from a distance of about 30-35 kilometers . The explosion was heard clearly all over Ashdod, which means it had a relatively large warhead.


Work-from-home boss keeps office staff on their toes with robot version of himself

It is sure to keep the staff on their toes.

A video game developer has discovered a way to work from home while keeping a close eye on his employees- a robot version of himself.

Successful entrepeneur Richard Garriott has run his Austin, Texas office and team of 25 game developers though his robot alter-ego since July.


'Rogue websites' bill creates Chinese-style ban list

The newly introduced ‘rogue websites’ bill that has attracted bi-partisan support in the House will force Internet Service Providers to create a list of banned websites and prevent their users from accessing the sites, creating a Chinese-style ‘ban list’ that could easily be abused to silence free speech.


Michael Moore: Occupy movement Obama's only hope for re-election

Napolitano queried on lack of 'Fast and Furious' probe

Congressional Republicans are trying to expand the scope of questions over the disastrous ATF gun-sting operation “Fast and Furious” to Homeland Security Secretary Janet A. Napolitano, asking her why she never investigated even after suspected guns showed up at the scene of a dead U.S. Border Patrol agent.


Watchdog: Obama's list of kept promises is a stretch

President Obama is claiming at political rallies that he has fulfilled “60 percent” of his campaign promises from 2008, but the scorecard of an independent arbiter suggests Mr. Obama is grading himself on a curve.

The watchdog organization, which evaluates the veracity of politicians’ statements, said Mr. Obama made 506 promises during the campaign three years ago, and he has kept 151, or 30 percent. Add the campaign pledges on which Mr. Obama has compromised to get part of what he wanted, and his “mission accomplished” tally rises to 39 percent.


Democrats are increasingly calling it a 'Republican Congress'

President Obama and Democrats on Capitol Hill are increasingly referring to the Congress as “Republican” even though their party controls one-half of the unpopular institution.


Man reports date as burglar when girlfriend shows

Police say a man's girlfriend unexpectedly came home just before another woman was due to visit, so he called police to report his new acquaintance as a burglar.


Video: Police arrest topless woman in G-string after 128mph car chase

A topless, drunken woman led police on a car chase along route 422 at speeds of up to 128mph before surrendering to officers.

Erin B. Holdsworth, 28, of Hiram, Ohio, was found to be wearing only fishnet stockings, a g-string and high heels when she was arrested in Auburn Township.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

OccupyOakland clashes leave Iraq war veteran in critical condition

Oakland's independent police review body will examine the clashes between riot officers and protesters that left an Iraq war veteran in a critical condition as Occupy protestors prepare to rally at the same spot for a third night of protests.

Police battled protesters following an Occupy Oakland march to demonstrate against the closing of two occupations in the city in the early hours of Tuesday morning. More than 100 people have been arrested in Oakland since police cleared a camp in Frank Ogawa plaza.


Russia delivers radar jammers to Iran

Russia has sent a set of mobile radar jammers to Iran and is negotiating future deliveries that Moscow believes do not contravene the current UN sanction regime on the Islamic state, an official said Tuesday.

The Avtobaza truck-mounted jammers are a part of a broader line of arms that Russia hopes to sell Iran despite concerns over Tehran's nuclear programme, the deputy head of the military and technical cooperation agency said.


Feds order YouTube to remove video for containing 'government criticism'

The number of takedown orders received by Google from authorities based in the United States rose dramatically over the past year, with demands to remove information, including videos containing “government criticism,” increasing by 70 per cent.

“In the US, Google received 757 takedown requests across its sites and services, up 70 per cent from the second half of last year,” reports technology website


Signs of NATO Rebel atrocities in Libya grow

In Libya on Tuesday, the body of Muammar Qaddafi was buried in an unmarked grave at a secret location. Like many revolutions, the end of this one was bloody.

There are questions about how the rebels dealt with both the dictator and hundreds of others. CBS News correspondent Allen Pizzey reports that the question of whether rebel fighters executed Qaddafi is still under investigation. So far, the new Libyan government has shown little interest in getting to the bottom of the matter.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mexican ID becomes valid ID in Sonoma County

In Sonoma County, a California driver's license is accepted as valid identification -- but so is a card issued by the Mexican consulate.

Mexican nationals will be able to give their country's state-issued identification cards as valid ID to Santa Rosa police officers and Sonoma County sheriffs, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported.


Police destroy woman's home while looking for suspect, detain daughter in jail cell

The San Jose Police Department stormed into a Stockton home searching for an accused killer, but they left without him, and left behind a complete mess.

“I feel like a war was taken on here, and we lost,” homeowner Joann Rice told CBS13.


Debbie Schultz labels elementary students 'little Democrats'

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, interrupted an interview with a reporter Saturday in Charleston to speak with two elementary-school age children that she quickly labeled "little Democrats."

"We are leaving no stone unturned," she said once she returned to the interview.


Monday, October 24, 2011

U.S. taxpayers fund sharia law in Libya

Islamic sharia law will be the ‘basic source’ of legislation in free Libya, its new leader has proclaimed.

Mustafa Abdul-Jalil’s vision has come as a shock to some of the millions of citizens still celebrating their liberty from decades of tyranny.

The chairman of the National Transitional Council declared that a future parliament would have an ‘Islamist tint’ and any existing laws contradicting the teachings of Islam would be ‘nullified.'


FBI announces gangs have infiltrated every branch of the military

The FBI has released a new gang assessment announcing that there are 1.4 million gang members in the US, a 40 percent increase since 2009, and that many of these members are getting inside the military (via Stars and Stripes).


TSA agent leaves lewd message in flier's luggage after finding sex toy

UPDATE: Filipovic has since told ABC News that she found the note “offensive” and has decided to file a complaint with the TSA.

“I hope they do see the complaint, they’ll look into it and remind their staff that going through people’s personal belongings is a responsibility that should be treated with some modicum of professionalism,” Filipovic said.

Not satisfied with fumbling through Americans’ private possessions, one TSA screener saw fit to make a humiliating joke about the contents, writing a personal message on a TSA inspection note after finding a sex toy in writer Jill Filipovic’s luggage.


Obama to sidestep Congress on housing and student loans

President Barack Obama this week will announce a series of actions to help the economy that will not require congressional approval, including an initiative to make it easier for homeowners to refinance their mortgages, according to a White House official.

The actions come as Obama is facing resistance from Republicans to a $447 billion jobs package he has urged Congress to pass.


14-year-old sexually assaulted at Occupy Dallas

CBS 11 News has learned of an investigation into the possible sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl at the Occupy Dallas campsite.

Some members of the group told CBS 11 they never knew the girl was 14 and that she had claimed to be 19 years old.


Former Soviet citizen confronts socialists at #OWS

Video shows Gaddafi sodomized with stick before execution

Warning: Highly graphic content


Friday, October 21, 2011

Bachmann's New Hampshire staff resign en masse

The New Hampshire staff for Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-Minn.) presidential campaign are said to have all quit, with one of the staffers joining Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s (R) campaign.

Bachmann said there was “no truth to that story,” adding that she was shocked to hear claims that her Granite State staff was fleeing, but an adviser to Perry confirmed to The Hill that former Bachmann staffer Caroline Gigler was joining Perry’s campaign.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Car company gets U.S. loan, builds cars in Finland

With the approval of the Obama administration, an electric car company that received a $529 million federal government loan guarantee is assembling its first line of cars in Finland, saying it could not find a facility in the United States capable of doing the work.


Mitt Romney: President Obama deserves credit for Libya

Mitt Romney told reporters in Iowa Thursday that President Barack Obama deserves credit for the downfall of Muammar Qadhafi.


Libyan war lawsuit against Obama by 10 U.S. lawmakers thrown out by judge

President Barack Obama can’t be sued by 10 U.S. lawmakers who accused him of violating the War Powers Act by ordering the attack on Libyan forces without Congress’s approval, a judge said.

U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton ruled today that members of the House of Representatives failed to demonstrate that they had the right to sue executive branch officials, either as members of Congress or as taxpayers. Walton said he was “powerless to depart” from previous rulings by the Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington that limit such lawsuits.


Harry Reid: 'Private sector jobs are doing just fine'

The Democrat believes, "It's very clear that private sector jobs are doing just fine."

This from the five-term senator from Nevada, where current unemployment is 13.4%. Nevada, the state with the nation's highest foreclosure rate.

Reid, who turns 72 in a few weeks, was speaking on the floor of the U.S. Senate Wednesday.


Nobel Peace Prize Winner: Gadhafi's death a 'momentous day'

NPR host Lisa Simeone doubling as 'Occupy DC' spokeswoman fired from syndicated program

After violating National Public Radio’s ethics code by acting as a spokeswoman for Occupy DC protesters, Lisa Simeone was fired Wednesday evening from one of the two public radio programs she hosts, the Associated Press reports.

Simeone was fired from “SoundPrint,” an internationally syndicated program appearing on NPR affiliate WAMU in Washington, D.C. The official who fired Simeone reportedly did so over the phone and read NPR’s ethics code to her during the call.


Ron Paul drops $2M in new TV ads

Republican presidential contender Ron Paul is opening his wallet for $2 million of television ads that criticize rivals Mitt Romney, Rick Perry and Herman Cain for supporting federal spending while touting his own proposal for drastically shrinking Washington's bottom line.


Occupy Oakland pot stash caught on video; Mayor in denial

Video shows live but wounded Muammar Gaddafi


Cap and trade emissions scheme expected to be approved by California

California was expected to give final approval on Thursday to North America's first mandatory cap-and-trade emissions scheme, delivering an important win for environmentalists after a season of defeat.

After a day of scheduled public hearings, the California Air Resources Board was due to vote on Thursday afternoon on the adoption of an emissions trading scheme.


Stolen panties prompt investigation in New Mexico

Campus police at New Mexico State University are investigating claims that a man came into a woman's yard and stole panties from her clothesline.

She told officers she had hung several pairs of colored underwear, two bras and some of her son's shirts on the clothesline Saturday evening. She found her gate open Sunday morning and nine pairs of panties worth about $60 were gone.


#Occupy emails reveal 'Trojan horse' strategy to hide socialist, anarchist goals

A search of the email cache that BigGovernment released last week reveals that the #Occupy movement is largely driven by socialists and anarchists who realize they need to conceal their actual message and goals in order to appeal to the political mainstream. The goal of #Occupy is to build large enough numbers where a ‘mob mentality’ takes over so they achieve their real aim of overthrow, as evidenced by a statement from one of the #Occupy movement’s earliest and strongest advocates:


Napolitano: DHS authorizing illegal aliens to work in U.S.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that under the administration’s policy of exercising “prosecutorial discretion” in the enforcement of the immigration laws, her department is currently authorizing some illegal aliens to work in the United States.


10 mind blowing facts which show how members of Congress and federal employees are living the high life at our expense

If you were asked to guess, what area of the United States would you say has the highest average income? New York City? Los Angeles? Silicon Valley? Well, would you believe that it is actually the Washington D.C. area? Median household income in the region is $84,523, which is the highest in the nation. One of the biggest reasons for this are the huge salaries being pulled down by federal employees in the Washington D.C. area. According to the latest numbers, the average federal employee in the D.C. area brings in total compensation worth more than $126,000 a year. Of course members of Congress are even doing far better than that. Most of the members of Congress are millionaires, and somehow the vast majority of our politicians leave Washington D.C. far wealthier than when they arrived. So if you want to live the high life, you might want to move to the Washington D.C. area. Our "representatives" in Congress and the bureaucrats that work for the federal government are swimming in cash, and it is all at our expense.


Occupy Toronto: 'This man was in my tent sniffing my girlfriend's feet'

Video: Muammar Gaddafi killed

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Obama administration 'bailed out' GM salmon firm despite evidence it will soon run out of cash

The Obama administration awarded a coveted research grant to a financially strapped company working to put genetically modified (GM) salmon on American dinner tables, overlooking disclosures that the firm could run out of cash in early 2012, it has emerged.

Campaigners say the $500,000 grant to AquaBounty amounts to a bail-out for the firm's main investor, the business tycoon and former economics minister of Georgia, Kakha Bendukidze. They are also comparing it to the Solyndra controversy, which saw a solar company go bankrupt after receiving government loan guarantees.


DOJ accuses Issa of 'mischaracterizing' evidence in probe of Operation Fast & Furious

The Justice Department is accusing the Republican congressman who is leading an investigation into "Operation Fast and Furious" of "mischaracterizing evidence" and "maligning" federal law enforcement officials by questioning Sunday whether the FBI was trying to cover up the existence of a third gun at the scene of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry's murder last year.


Obama's teleprompter stolen

NBC12 has uncovered one of those stories that makes you think: "How in the world does that happen?!" A truck filled with President Obama's podiums and audio equipment was stolen in Henrico just days before his visit to Chesterfield.

We confirmed an investigation with the U.S. Defense Department. There are still a lot of questions. The biggest one being did the thieves intentionally target the President's truck or did they take advantage of a crime of opportunity and give a big "uh-oh" when they saw what was inside.


Solid evidence that Occupy Wall Street is a communist movement run by socialists who wish to bring down the free enterprise system

Is Occupy Wall Street a communist movement? Is it being run by socialists who wish to bring down the free enterprise system? As you will see in this article, the answer to both questions is yes. Of course many of the people participating in these protests want nothing to do with either socialism or communism. Many of the protesters are simply angry at the big banks or they just want something to be done about the economy. But the truth is that when you take a close look at the "organizers", the literature and the stated goals of this movement, you see socialism and communism everywhere. As our economic system crumbles, an increasing number of Americans are coming out of the woodwork and are proudly declaring that they are socialists or communists. An increasing number of Americans truly believe that the free enterprise system needs to be brought down and that the answer to our problems is to fully embrace socialism and/or communism. Sadly, this puts Occupy Wall Street in direct opposition to what our founding fathers intended.


Monday, October 17, 2011

US begins huge military maneuvers aimed at Iran

The United States will this week commence huge military maneuvers aimed at Iran, with a massive air fleet patrolling middle eastern skies ready to land at any time, in response to Iran’s involvement in an alleged assassination plot that experts have labeled dubious, amidst fears that US and Israeli targets could be hit by attacks.


Police site privacy concerns over their own DNA

When police in southern Louisiana were investigating the deaths of eight women in 2009, the sophistication of the crimes set off rumors that the serial killer was a police officer - speculation that became so pervasive that officials ordered DNA testing of law enforcement personnel to rule it out.


Video: Texas high school students made to recite Mexican national anthem, pledge of allegiance

Students in a Texas public high school were made to stand up and recite the Mexican national anthem and Mexican pledge of allegiance as part of a Spanish class assignment, but the school district maintains there was nothing wrong with the lesson.

It happened last month in an intermediate Spanish class at Achieve Early College High School in McAllen, Texas — a city located about 10 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.


Ron Paul to propose $1T in specific budget cuts

Ron Paul’s opinions about cutting the budget are well-known, but on Monday, he’ll get specific: the Texas congressman will lay out a budget blueprint for deep and far-reaching cuts to federal spending, including the elimination of five cabinet-level departments and the drawdown of American troops fighting overseas.


Friday, October 14, 2011

Colorado says state champion goat failed drug test

Colorado officials have disqualified the grand champion goat from this year's State Fair because they say it tested positive for an unapproved drug.

The Pueblo Chieftain reported Friday ( that a second goat entered by another child from the same family also was disqualified for the same drug.


CBS: ATF let thousands of grenades cross the border into Mexico

Well, here’s CBS’ Sharyl Attkisson again, being all unreasonable by reporting that the ATF let thousands of grenades cross the border into Mexico at roughly the same time the Mexican drug cartels were using grenades to blow up a casino and kill dozens of people. But hey, it’s not as if they could have stopped Jean Baptiste Kingery, right? Er …


Crew of hijacked cargo ship contacts NATO with message in a bottle

On Monday, the crew of the Italian cargo ship Montecristo contacted NATO forces by sending amessage in a bottle after pirates stormed their ship. As pirates began to board, the sailors locked themselves in the a locked room called a citadel. When the hijackers disabled the Montecristo’s communications, the crew was forced to innovate. They wrote out a distress message, stuffed it in a bottle along with a flashing beacon and threw it out a porthole into the ocean, where it was later picked up by a nearby NATO ship.


Obama appointee says GOP lawmakers are do-nothings

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, the most prominent Republican in President Barack Obama's administration, accused GOP House members Friday of putting their hope for the president to fail ahead of working toward solving the nation's problems.

Responding to a question about why it was so difficult to get big infrastructure projects built right now, LaHood told a transportation conference that "some people don't want Obama to be successful."

"A big percentage of the Republicans that were elected this time came here to do zero, and that's what they've done," he said. Those lawmakers, he said, have obstructed other people who are trying to get things done.


AG Eric Holder subpoenaed again in "Fast & Furious" probe

The House's investigative committee is digging deeper into the ATF's troubled gun-walking operation. Yesterday, it issued a lengthy subpoena to Attorney General Holder demanding unredacted documents related to "Operation Fast & Furious."

Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, says top Justice Department officials, including Holder, know more about the operation than they have testified to.


Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, and now: Obama sends 100 US troops to Uganda to fight rebels

US President Barack Obama announced Friday he is deploying 100 "combat-equipped" troops to Uganda to help fight rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army, accused of the murder, rape and kidnap of thousands of people in Africa.


Allegations Against Iran Aimed to Divert Attention From US Problems

(Source: BBC Monitoring Central Asia) -Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has dismissed as a “New propaganda campaign” the US allegations of Tehran’s involvement in a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington, Press TV reports.The US Justice Department has accused Iran of involvement in a plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Washington, Adel Al-Jubeir, with the help from a suspected member of a Mexican drug cartel.


Barack Obama warns Iran: you will pay

BARACK Obama has promised the "toughest sanctions" against Iran in retaliation for its alleged terrorist plot to murder Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the US.

Declining to rule out military action, the US President said yesterday Washington would not take any options off the table in dealing with Iran.

In his first comments on the foiled murder plot that led to charges against two Iranians this week, Mr Obama went out of his way to dismiss scepticism that Iran's government was behind a plot to murder Saudi ambassador Adel Al-Jubeir.

Tehran has dismissed the allegations of involvement.


Iran suspect met DEA informant through acquaintance

Arbabsiar approached the woman earlier this year after returning last spring from a trip to Iran, two U.S. officials briefed on the investigation into the alleged plot said.

He asked the woman, whose identity has not become public, whether she could introduce him to anyone who "knew explosives," one of the U.S. officials said.

She arranged for Arbabsiar to get in touch with her nephew. What neither the woman nor Arbabsiar knew was that the nephew, whose identity is also unknown, had an established relationship with law enforcement agencies as a drug informant.


Video: 'U.S. only player to gain from Saudi murder plot'

Reading skills of English teens 'worse than the Chinese' as study finds they lag behind by a year-and-a-half

The reading standards of English teenagers have been condemned following a respected survey that found they lag a year-and-a-half behind their Chinese peers.

Ministers will warn today of a ‘stark gulf’ between the ability of 15-year-olds here and those from other leading countries.

Their concern follows the analysis of an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development study showing English teens are 18 months behind Chinese of the same age and one year behind those from South Korea and Finland.


House bill would criminalize satire of TSA

On September 22, 2011, H.R. 3011 was introduced in the House. It is entitled the “Transportation Security Administration Authorization Act of 2011” and it contains some curious language.

Two thirds of the way through the ponderous bill, in Sec. 295, we find the following:


Scientific study confirms Ron Paul being given least face time in debates

Despite being consistently ranked in the top three in GOP presidential candidate preference polls, Ron Paul has been given the least time to speak OUT OF ALL THE CANDIDATES at the debates that have taken place thus far.

Confirmation of this fact comes in the form of a study from the University of Minnesota, published to the Smart Politics blog.


Occupy Boston protesters spit on Coast Guard member

The Coast Guard in Boston confirmed that a woman in uniform was harassed and spat upon near Occupy Boston protesters.

The woman was walking to the train and said protesters spit on her twice, called her foul names and even threw a water bottle at her.

Now, the Coast Guard is warning all staff working on Atlantic Avenue to avoid those protesters while in uniform.


115-year-old electric car gets same milage as Chevy Volt

Meet the Roberts electric car. Built in 1896, it gets a solid 40 miles to the charge — exactly the mileage Chevrolet advertises for the Volt — the much-touted $31,645 electric car General Motors CEO Dan Akerson called “not a step forward, but a leap forward.”

The executives at Chevrolet can rest easy for now. Since the Roberts was constructed in an age before Henry Ford’s mass production, the 115-year-old electric car is one of a kind.


Politico reporter Kendra Marr dismissed for plagiarism

A NYT reporter has brought information toPolitico‘s Editor-in-Chief John Harris and Executive Editor Jim VandeHei that has led to a reporter’s forced resignation. Politico issued a lengthy and serious memo tonight to employees announcing that Kendra Marr, a national political reporter who recently moved to a transportation beat, has been let go after numerous examples of lifted passages from other publications surfaced in seven of her stories.


Obama spoke about "Fast & Furious" before Holder claimed he knew

CNN's John King plays Holder's testimony to Congress on MAY 3, 2011, where he said he had only just recently heard about the Fast & Furious gunrunning program. "I'm not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks," Attorney General Eric Holder said.

Then CNN compares Holder's testimony to what President Obama said in MARCH to CNN Espanol about the operation. "I heard on the news about this story that -- Fast and Furious, where allegedly guns were being run into Mexico, and ATF knew about it, but didn't apprehend those who had sent it." Transcript of the segment that aired on "John King USA" below:


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wheels come off phony Iran terror plot

A former NYPD narcotics detective snared in a corruption scandal testified it was common practice to fabricate drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas.

The bombshell testimony from Stephen Anderson is the first public account of the twisted culture behind the false arrests in the Brooklyn South and Queens narc squads, which led to the arrests of eight cops and a massive shakeup.


Video: College audience shouts down Frances Fox-Piven for calling Tea Party racist

Update (Friday, October 14, 2011, 11:55am): It seems that the site hosting this video has crashed. Looking for other sources. Sorry.

We fabricated drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas

A former NYPD narcotics detective snared in a corruption scandal testified it was common practice to fabricate drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas.

The bombshell testimony from Stephen Anderson is the first public account of the twisted culture behind the false arrests in the Brooklyn South and Queens narc squads, which led to the arrests of eight cops and a massive shakeup.


Pelosi filing shows financial disclosure loophole

A real estate investment by House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi's husband went undisclosed for years and has opened a window into a loophole that allows House members to avoid specifying some of their financial assets.

In 2010 and 2011, Pelosi voluntarily reported the Sacramento, Calif., land investment as an asset of her multimillionaire husband, Paul. She had not reported the investment for about 10 years previously because it was held by an S corporation her husband had set up, said Nadeam Elshami, a spokesman for the California congresswoman.


Police arrest female rapists that drugged male hitchhikers and collected semen for rituals

Police in Gweru have arrested three women in possession of 33 condoms full of sperms believed to be for ritual purposes.

Police said they suspected the women to be part of a syndicate of women rapists who have gone on the rampage along the country’s major highways raping men at gunpoint.

Officer Commanding Gweru Urban Tadious Madondo said the three women were arrested on Sunday at an accident scene on the 43-kilometre peg along the Gweru-Lower Gweru road on Sunday.


Unanswered questions over the alleged Iranian assassination plot

It has the ring of a far-fetched Hollywood thriller and even the senior law enforcement official involved in the investigation admitted to journalists that the alleged plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the US did not fit with what was known about the methods and practices of the supposed perpetrators, the Quds force of the Revolutionary Guards. But $100,000 was clearly transferred by someone as a downpayment on the assassination. Washington is taking the case seriously enough to make unprecedented allegations against Tehran and threaten further isolation. The affair leaves several questions unanswered:


Iran's alleged Mexican hitman was us drugs informant

The Iranian plot the US government says aimed to murder Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Washington allegedly fell down because a member of the Mexican Zeta drug cartel hired to carry out the job for $1.5m was actually a US informant.

The informant told the Drugs Enforcement Agency (DEA) in May that he had been contacted by alleged Iranian agent Manssor Arbabsiar. They held several meetings in Mexico which were taped. Methods discussed reportedly included a targeted assassination and a bomb.


Ret Lt Col: White House fabricating Iranian assassination plot

Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer says that an FBI insider told him the dubious terror plot to assassinate a Saudi ambassador which has been blamed on Iran was likely manufactured by the Obama administration, because no information about the plot even exists within FBI channels.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Olive Garden: American flag display would disrupt dining experience

Officials with the parent company of Olive Garden restaurants say they're sorry if a decision regarding an Alabama Kiwanis club's desire to display the American flag caused any concern.


Issa issues subpoena to Holder in Fast and Furious investigation

Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sent a subpoena Wednesday to Attorney General Eric Holder as part of his investigation into the gun trafficking operation known as "Fast and Furious."


Video: Obama on America: 'None of us make it on our own' without government help

Fed insider Cain caught in brazen debate lie

Establishment favorite and former Federal Reserve insider Herman Cain brazenly lied during last night’s Republican debate when he denied that he had opposed an audit of the Fed, a claim that was proven false within hours by Ron Paul’s campaign team.


Wall Street protester says he's getting paid $22 an hour to protests

Not sure if the video below is real or not--perhaps it was created to make the Wall Street protesters look bad--but this Chicago "protester" appears to say that he's getting paid to complain about corporate greed.

(He talks about this around the 2:30 mark and then closes by saying his "benefactors" are getting their money's worth).


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

King George IV tells advisers to find how to approve stimulus projects 'without additional congressional authorization'

"Scour this report, identify all those areas in which we can act administratively without additional congressional authorization and just get it done," President Obama said today to a "Jobs Council" meeting.

Watch video >>

Pelosi's disclosure belated in husband's land deal

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s husband, a real estate developer and investment banker, stands to make millions of dollars in a previously undisclosed residential real estate project in California as a partner with the father of a woman Mrs. Pelosi helped become ambassador to Hungary, records show.

Paul F. Pelosi’s investment in Russell Ranch is worth at least $5 million and possibly as much as $25 million in a deal put together by his friend and longtime business associate, Angelo Tsakopoulos, patriarch of a multimillion-dollar real estate development firm, according to Mrs. Pelosi’s latest personal-disclosure statement.


Obama jobs council stacked with Democratic donors

The group of private-sector business leaders advising President Obama on how to create jobs and grow the economy is full of deep-pocket Democratic donors and high-profile financiers of Obama’s re-election campaign, a review of Federal Election Commission data shows.

At least 10 members of the Obama-appointed Council on Jobs and Competitiveness gave the legal maximum contribution — $4,600 — to help get Obama elected in 2008, and they continue to write checks for the president in 2012. Several also serve as Obama campaign bundlers, top fundraisers who collect millions of dollars from their networks of well-to-do colleagues and friends to aid his re-election bid.


Monday, October 10, 2011

SEIU's Stephen Lerner leaks plan to terrorize corporate executives using 'Occupy Wall Street'

"People are ready to move. We have solutions. We just have to build it bigger and larger."

Flashback: Lerner plotting to deliberately wage war on American capitalism in order ot redistribute the nation's wealth

Man allegedly forces girl to sell sex for car bill

Mexican authorities have charged a man with using threats and deceit to force a 17-year-old girl into prostitution in order to get money for his car payments.


Vindicated: Ridiculed Israeli scientist wins Nobel

When Israeli scientist Dan Shechtman claimed to have stumbled upon a new crystalline chemical structure that seemed to violate the laws of nature, colleagues mocked him, insulted him and exiled him from his research group.

After years in the scientific wilderness, though, he was proved right. And on Wednesday, he received the ultimate vindication: the Nobel Prize in chemistry.


'Joe the Plumber' files paperwork for congressional run

Joseph Wurzelbacher, the Ohio man made famous for an exchange with then-presidential candidate Barack Obama outside his house in 2008, has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run for Congress in Ohio's 9th District.


Congressman Darrell Issa to Eric Holder - 'You own Fast and Furious'

As you will recall, Attorney General Eric Holder sent a letter to Senate and Congressional investigators on Friday, October 7th. It was a self-serving attempt to get Congressman Issa and Senator Charles Grassley to call off the chase that was clearly leading investigators to Holder’s front door.

Dear Attorney General Holder:
From the beginning of the congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious, the Department of Justice has offered a roving set of ever-changing explanations to justify its involvement in this reckless and deadly program. These defenses have been aimed at undermining the investigation. From the start, the Department insisted that no wrongdoing had occurred and asked Senator Grassley and me to defer our oversight responsibilities over its concerns about our purported interference with its ongoing criminal investigations. Additionally, the Department steadfastly insisted that gunwalking did not occur.

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LaRouche supporters come clean: Tea Party had nothing to do with Obama/Hitler poster

Police 'threatened' and ban man for taking picture of his daughter in shopping center

A DAD says he was threatened by police under anti-terror laws - for taking a picture of his wee girl eating ice cream.

Chris White was pulled up by a security guard and police were called after he snapped his four-year-old daughter Hazel on his phone in Braehead shopping centre, near Glasgow.

Chris was asked to delete the photos and banned from the mall.


Organizer labels own poll irrelevant after Ron Paul wins

The principal organizer of the Values Voters Summit derided his own group’s straw poll as irrelevant after Ron Paul won, dismissing the results as not being “truly reflective of where values voters stand.”

Despite Family Research Council President Tony Perkins telling CBS Newsthat the organization prevented campaigns from buying blocks of tickets for the event, Perkins still “dismissed the results as irrelevant, citing 600 people who registered Saturday morning and, he said, “left after Ron Paul spoke.”


In the name of safety: Children to be banned from blowing up balloons

The EU toy safety directive, agreed and implemented by Government, states that balloons must not be blown up by unsupervised children under the age of eight, in case they accidentally swallow them and choke.


White House: Millionaire tax isn't enough

President Obama wants tax increases on the wealthy, regardless of whether the Democrats’ proposed millionaire tax becomes law, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Friday.

“The president’s position has not changed” since he called for increased tax rates on individuals earning more than $250,000 per year, and for adoption of the “Buffett Rule,” Carney said during his midday press conference.


Ron Paul wins values voter poll ahead of Herman Cain

Rep. Ron Paul of Texas turned out his well-organized crop of supporters Saturday and won a presidential preference straw poll with 37% of the vote.

Coming in second place in the poll of social conservatives at the annual Values Voter Summit was retired pizza chain executive Herman Cain, who pulled in 23% of the vote.


Senate Dems plan new tax to pay for jobs bill

Senate Democrats are scrambling to rewrite portions of President Barack Obama's jobs bill, even as Obama tries to blame Republicans for Congress' failure to act.

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell moved to call the president's bluff Tuesday by pushing for a quick Senate vote on the bill, but Democratic leader Harry Reid derailed the effort as all sides maneuvered for position in a potentially defining battle in the 2012 presidential campaign.

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California Gov. enacts ban on open handgun carrying

Gov. Jerry Brown's says he has signed a measure that bans the open carrying of handguns in California.

The law, AB144, makes it a misdemeanor to carry an exposed and unloaded gun in a public place.


U.S. House to subpoena Eric Holder for role in gun trafficking operation

The U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee plans to subpoena Attorney General Eric Holder this week as part of its probe into Operation Fast and Furious, a plan to let thousands of guns sold in the U.S. get into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, reports Fox News.


Hamas: Foreigners now need visas to enter Gaza

Gaza's Hamas rulers have imposed new entry restrictions requiring most foreigners to obtain a visa to enter the coastal territory. The group says the move is meant to ensure the security of foreigners, who enter either through Israel or Egypt.

Beginning Tuesday, foreigners must apply online or through a local sponsor a week before entry to obtain a month-long visa.


Video: Armored vehicles plow into protesting Christians in Cairo

Brown's new DUI law protects unlicensed illegal immigrants

Some Latino lawmakers have alleged that sobriety checkpoints have been misused by some cities to unfairly target illegal immigrants who do not have a driver’s license. Because cities can hold cars taken from unlicensed drivers for 30 days, the accumulated impound fees can turn out to be more than the car is worth, resulting in some drivers losing their cars.


CA bans tanning beds for minors but allows minors to receive STD treatment without consent

Gov. Jerry Brown tackled a cluster of bills Sunday, among them a law that will now allow minors to get vaccinated for sexually transmitted diseases without their parents' consent.


Despite demanding higher taxes just a few months ago, Gov. Jerry Brown signs Dream Act for illegal immigrants

Declaring the need to expand educational opportunity, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Saturday that he has signed legislation making illegal immigrants eligible to receive state financial aid to attend California universities and community colleges.


California bans use of tanning beds for minors 'to improve the health and well-being' of the state

Minors in the state of California will no longer be allowed to use tanning beds after Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on Sunday prohibiting anyone under the age of 18 from using ultraviolet tanning devices.


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Reid rewrites Senate rules with shocking move after GOP forces vote on Obama's job plan

In a stunning turn of events this evening, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., used an arcane legislative maneuver to effectively rewrite Senate rules to make it harder for the minority party to force uncomfortable votes on the majority.

The buildup to this point started on Tuesday, when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., tried to force a vote on President Obama's jobs bill as well as other Republican priorities by offering them as amendments to the China currency bill. Reid blocked the move.


Justice officials financed romantic travel with taxpayer money

First there were $16 muffins and $8 cups of coffee; then came emails suggesting that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. fudged the truth about “Operation Fast and Furious”; and now it’s a Justice Department official using taxpayer funds to “facilitate a physical relationship with a woman in Florida.”


France to impose fat tax on sugary drinks such as Coca-Cola and Fanta

France is to impose a 'fat tax' on sugary soft drinks in a bid to combat soaring child obesity.

The new tax will add just over 1p to a can of fizzy drink like Coca-Cola or Fanta but zero-calorie 'diet' drinks will be exempt from the charges, the government said.


France bans ketchup in cafeterias

In an effort to promote healthful eating and, it has been suggested, to protect traditional Gallic cuisine, the French government has banned school and college cafeterias nationwide from offering the American tomato-based condiment with any food but — of all things — French fries.


The end for the republic: Secret panel can put Americans on 'kill list'

American militants like Anwar al-Awlaki are placed on a kill or capture list by a secretive panel of senior government officials, which then informs the president of its decisions, according to officials.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Occupy Wall Street 'stand in solidarity' with Obama front group,

Fears expressed by some that the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement is being hijacked by the Democratic Party establishment have intensified after the official OWS website announced that it “stands in solidarity” with, a lobbying group for the Wall Street-backed Obama administration.“Together we will protest this great injustice. We stand in solidarity with the honest workers of…,” states the website, as well as listing numerous other organizations.

The front page of the proudly announces that numerous union groups will be present in New York today to join demonstrators in marches taking place this afternoon.

What is is a lobbying organization that routinely backs Democratic candidates. The group aggressively supported Barack Obama’s 2008 election campaign and is now “Perhaps the lead lobby organization for his policies….apart from Obama’s own Organizing for America,” reports Source Watch.


Ron Paul leads hearing on first ever audit of Fed

Texas Congressman and 2012 presidential candidate Ron Paul held hearings Tuesday into a recent and rare one off audit of the Federal Reserve’s crisis-response emergency lending programs of 2008.

In his role as chairman of the Domestic Monetary Policy subcommittee, Paul relished the glimmer of transparency that was afforded as part of the Dodd-Frank Act, signed into law last year.


'Anyone' can see economy's improving, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz insists

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz insisted to yesterday that “anyone’ can see that the economy is improving and sought to interpret what Pres. Obama really meant when he admitted Monday that Americans were not better off today than four years ago.


NJ police kill a man then stifle First Amendment, then unleash riot police on crowd

In response to last week’s killing of Barry Deloatch at the hands of 2 New Brunswick police officers, demonstrators rallied at the site he was shot dead. One of the rally’s organizers and an innocent bystander on her bicycle were arrested by an army of New Brunswick police officers in riot gear… for no good reason.


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Michelle Obama's Africa trip costs taxpayers $500k, daughters listed as 'senior staff'

How much does it cost taxpayers to fly First Lady Michelle Obama, her two daughters and her mother, a niece and a nephew, a hairstylist and makeup artists to South Africa and Botswana to give a few speeches, meet Nelson Mandela, and enjoy a safari on a private game preserve?

Judicial Watch said the U.S. Air Force provided a C-32 - a Boeing 757 modified by the military for the purpose of flying big-wigs around the world - to fly the First Lady and her entourage to and from Africa, at a cost of $424,142. Another $928.44 was listed as the cost of providing 192 meals for the 21 people who made the trip.


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Obama campaign says GOP blocking jobs bill after Reid blocks jobs bill

The Obama campaign sent out an email today asking supporters to urge Congress to at least vote on the president’s jobs bill almost immediately after Democratic majority leader Harry Reid blocked a voteon the bill in the Senate.

On the Senate floor today, Republican leader Mitch McConnell asked for unanimous consent to proceed on voting on the bill. Reid, who has struggled to find enough votes for the bill in the Democratic caucus, objected to the motion and killed the opportunity for a vote.


Michael Moore: The rich are out of control, kleptomaniacs and sociopaths

Keith Olbermann, host of "Countdown" on Current TV: "Figuratively, where does it (Occupy Wall Street) go from here, do you think? Based upon your experience and what you've seen in your three trips down there."

Michael Moore: "I think that, not only is this going to continue, these cities that you mentioned. This is what is so wonderful about this. There really isn't anything driving this other than what Wall Street has done and what those who are in charge of our economy have done. They weren't just happy enough with multi-billions, they wanted tens of hundreds of billions, maybe even trillions, so --"

Olbermann: "Kleptomania."


Flashback: Moore sues Weinsteins for more 9/11 movie profits after already pocketing 19.8 million

The debt charts Nancy Pelosi doesn't want you to see

For some reason, some people decided to resuscitate a chart created by Nancy Pelosi’s office about presidential responsibility for increases in the national debt. I say “for some reason,” because fact-checkers at PolitiFact had already given Pelosi a “pants on fire” rating for the chart because it massaged the underlying data and assigned it incorrectly.


Obama seeks to increase collection of delinquent student loans

To the dismay of consumer groups and the discomfort of Democrats, President Barack Obama wants Congress to make it easier for private debt collectors to call the cellphones of consumers delinquent on student loans and other billions owed the federal government.

The change "is expected to provide substantial increases in collections, particularly as an increasing share of households no longer have landlines and rely instead on cellphones," the administration wrote recently. The little-noticed recommendation would apply only to cases in which money is owed the government, and is tucked into the mammoth $3 trillion deficit-reduction plan the president submitted to Congress.


Assad: Syria will shower Tel Aviv with rockets if attacked by foreign powers

Iranians news agency quotes Syrian president as warning West against 'crazy measures,' adding that it would take Damascus, Hezbollah 6 hours to launch a joint strike against Israel.


'Green jobs' farm in Colorado sheds jobs after receiving $200M in stimulus funds

President Barack Obama’s “green jobs” initiatives suffered another major blow late Monday, as the nonprofit National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Colorado, announced a plan to lay off roughly 10 percent of its staff through a voluntary buy-out plan.

According to the Denver Post, the lab plans to eliminate between 100 and 150 of its 1,350 jobs. The Obama administration supported the NREL in 2009 with roughly $200 million in stimulus grants. Energy Secretary Stephen Chu visited Golden in May 2009 to promote the NREL as a beneficiary of those funds.


CBS News reporters says White House screamed, swore at her for covering Fast and Furious

"The White House and Justice Department] will tell you that I'm the only reporter--as they told me--that is not reasonable. They say the Washington Post is reasonable, the LA Times is reasonable, the New York Times is reasonable, I'm the only one who thinks this is a story, and they think I'm unfair and biased by pursuing it."


Senate Democrats block Obama's jobs bill

Senate Republicans tried to make Democrats hold a quick vote on President Obama's jobs-stimulus bill Tuesday, but were blocked by Senate Majority Harry Reid, the Nevada Democrat who is sponsoring Mr. Obama's bill but who said other matters take priority.

Mr. Obama has traveled the country calling for Congress to pass his plan immediately — including most recently Tuesday afternoon in Texas — but the tax increases included in his bill are opposed by Republicans and even many Democrats.


China threatens economic war, Democrats now blame Chinese currency for American unemployment

An angry China warned Washington on Tuesday that passage of a bill aimed at forcing Beijing to let its currency rise could lead to a trade war between the world's top two economies.

U.S. lawmakers, eyeing 2012 elections, said keeping China's currency undervalued had cost American jobs and that a fairer exchange rate would help cut an annual trade gap Washington puts at more than $250 billion.

"By using the excuse of a so-called 'currency imbalance', this will escalate the exchange rate issue, adopting a protectionist measure that gravely violates WTO rules and seriously upsets Sino-U.S. trade and economic relations," foreign ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said in a statement posted on China's official government website ( on Tuesday.


Libya's 'final Assault' on Gadhafi stronghold, this time for real

Libyan interim government fighters have launched what they say is the "final assault" on Sirte, one of the few remaining strongholds of former leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Residents are pouring out of the the coastal town as National Transitional Government (NTC) fighters push into neighborhoods.


President Obama won't win reelection, says poll

According to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, just 37 percent of Americans believePresident Obama will win reelection; 55 percent believe he will lose to the Republican nominee.

This is not great news for the president, not necessarily because Americans are psychic, but because expectations often shape reality.

In particular, a widespread belief that Obama will lose could widen the already problematic “enthusiasm gap“ for the president.


Afghan yuppies get rich on ten years of war

Business is booming, I have made good profits since the Taliban were ousted," said a smiling Sayed Habib as he showed Western dresses to young women in one of Kabul's glitziest shopping malls.

Habib, 34, is one of a new generation of rich young Afghans driving flashy cars and wearing designer labels who have made fortunes in Afghanistan's war economy since the US-led invasion 10 years ago.


VP Joe Biden doesn't know who Van Jones is

Tuesday morning on AM Tampa Bay on 970 WFLA, Vice President Joe Biden was asked by Jack Harris about the Occupy Wall Street Movement. The VP said "I really don't know about the Van Jones group, except what I read in the press." The group is currently protesting in New York City against the social and economic inequality, corporate greed and the influence of corporate money and lobbyists on government.


Chris Christie will not run for president

Ending a weeks-long flirtation that would have dramatically reshaped the race, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will announce Tuesday that he will not seek the Republican presidential nomination, CBS News has learned.

Christie has scheduled a press conference at 1 p.m. ET at the New Jersey statehouse in Trenton.

Christie spent much of the past year insisting that he wouldn't run, offering colorful denials like "What do I have to do short of suicide to convince people I'm not running?" But he continued to keep one toe in the water, meeting with donors and making speeches on such topics as "Real American Exceptionalism" at the Ronald Reagan Library in California.


Monday, October 3, 2011

Bernanke's plot to overthrow the US dollar

Where’s the Bastille…?

The Dow got a boost yesterday — up 143 points.

Gold remained where it was — about $1,617.

Dear Readers know what we think.

The Great Correction has a lot of work to do — there are so many things that need correction. And it will take time to do it. Meanwhile, your goal as an investor is to lose less money than everyone else. He who loses least wins!

Stocks should go down. Real estate should go down. Even gold should go down…as the dollar goes up!

Cash will be king…

…until the revolution.

What kind of revolution? When?

Ah…dear reader…you’re asking a lot from a free service!

But what the heck… We’re happy to tell you what we think. We just hope it’s worth at least what you paid for it.


The end for Eric Holder; Memos show Holder was briefed on Fast and Furious

The new documents show that on November 1, 2010, Deputy Attorney General Lanny Breuer, the chief of the Justice Department’s criminal division, personally informed Holder about the operation in a briefing. The document was a memo Breuer wrote to Holder saying in which he included a brief description of Operation Fast and Furious.


'Occupy Wall Street' tax proposal is backed by Wall Street itself

There’s no better way of deciding an outcome than owning both sides of the debate. That’s why the Wall Street-owned Obama administration must be licking its lips at the fact that ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters have been conned into advocating new tax policies backed by billionaires like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates that will do nothing to touch Wall Street, but everything to sink what’s left of the American middle class.

The Occupy Wall Street protesters are campaigning for the Obama administration to “Pass the Buffett Rule on fair taxation, so the rich pay their fair share.” This demand is posted on their own website. The campaigners are demanding that the US Congress pass a bill backed by the Obama administration, which is comprised of Wall Street operatives and is a creature of Wall Street.


USDA threatens $60,000 fine, federal raid against woman in legal possession of indoor lemon tree

The US government's assault against innocent American citizens continues to get more aggressive and just plain strange, with new reports of harassment against honest owners of ordinary lemon trees.Health Freedom Alliance(HFA) reports that officials from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) are now spying on people whom they suspect are in possession of ordinary lemon trees, and threatening them with excessive fines and even federal raids if they refuse to surrender the plants on demand.


Man tears both eyes out during church mass

An Italian man tore both of his eyes out in the middle of the priest's homily at a church near Pisa, according to reports.

Fellow parishioners watched in horror as Aldo Bianchini, 46, used his bare hands to pull out both eyeballs. Bianchini later told surgeons, who were unable to save his vision, he heard voices that told him to do it.


U.S., Pakistan military units exchange fire

Pakistani military units fired shots at American and Afghan government troops along the Afghanistan border several times over the past year, in encounters the United States has downplayed but that illustrate the fraying relations between the countries, according to officials.

On Wednesday, Afghanistan's foreign ministry issued an angry warning to Pakistan after claiming that about 300 rockets had been launched across the Pakistani border into the Nuristan and Kunar provinces of Afghanistan, killing an unspecified number of civilians.


Poll: Ron Paul a rising contender against Obama in Florida

Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul released the following statement:

In a new PPP Poll, 2012 Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is in a statistical tie with President Barack Obama in the battleground state of Florida, with Dr. Paul taking 44 percent to President Obama’s 45 percent in the head-to-head matchup.


Shock photos: Candidate Obama appeared and marched with New Black Panther Party in 2007

New photographs obtained exclusively by reveal that Barack Obama appeared and marched with members of the New Black Panther Party as he campaigned for president in Selma, Alabama in March 2007.

The photographs, captured from a Flickr photo-sharing account before it was scrubbed, are the latest evidence of the mainstream media’s failure to examine Obama’s extremist ties and radical roots.

In addition, the new images raise questions about the possible motives of the Obama administration in its infamous decision to drop the prosecution of the Panthers for voter intimidation.


Return of Van Jones and Marxist street protests

“I think everybody should hold onto your seats,” said Jones on Thursday’s MSNBC program “The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell.”

“October is going to be the turning point when it comes to the progressive fight back,” he went on. “We are a part of something called the American Dream Movement. We're having a huge summit on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Come — you can go to and find out more about it. We are going to build a progressive counterbalance to the Tea Party.”


The secret memo that explains why Obama can kill Americans

Outside the U.S. government, President Obama's order to kill American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki without due process has proved controversial, with experts in law and war reaching different conclusions. Inside the Obama Administration, however, disagreement was apparently absent, or so say anonymous sources quoted by the Washington Post. "The Justice Department wrote a secret memorandum authorizing the lethal targeting of Anwar al-Aulaqi, the American-born radical cleric who was killed by a U.S. drone strike Friday, according to administration officials," the newspaper reported. "The document was produced following a review of the legal issues raised by striking a U.S. citizen and involved senior lawyers from across the administration. There was no dissent about the legality of killing Aulaqi, the officials said."

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Roseanne Barr: Behead bankers, rich who won't give up wealth

"I first would allow the guilty bankers to pay, you know, the ability to pay back anything over $100 million [of] personal wealth because I believe in a maximum wage of $100 million. And if they are unable to live on that amount of that amount then they should, you know, go to the reeducation camps and if that doesn't help, then being beheaded," Barr said with a straight face.


Ex-model who killed and ate hubby seeks parole

Omaima Aree Nelson is slated to appear before a California parole board to plead for an early release from Chowchilla State Prison, where she is serving 27 years to life, according to KTLA-TV.

Nelson killed her 56-year-old husband, William Nelson, over Thanksgiving weekend in 1991, just amonth after they married. She had come to the U.S. five years earlier from Egypt, where she worked as a model and nanny.


Denmark introduces 'fat tax' on foods high in saturated fat

Denmark has introduced what’s believed to be the world’s first fat food tax, applying a surcharge to foods with more than 2.3 percent saturated fats, in an effort to combat obesity and heart disease.

Danes hoarded food before the tax went into effect Saturday, emptying grocery store shelves. Some butter lovers may even resort to stocking up during trips abroad.

The new tax of 16 kroner ($2.90) per kilogram (2.2 pounds) of saturated fat in a product will be levied on foods like butter, milk, cheese, pizza, oils and meat.