Attacker that killed 7 in Afghanistan courted as snitch
"Report: The suicide bomber was being courted as an informant."
I was taken aback when Mr. Fancy Schmancy shouted "A pox on both your houses!" as I was unaware that he knew of my summer home. Founding member of the Hogtown Irregulars, and former indentured short order cook still on the run. Professional Zamboni racer and bronze medal recipient in the 2010 All-Miami Outdoor Zamboni Championships.
"Report: The suicide bomber was being courted as an informant."
By: Dan Weil"House Republican Leader John Boehner, Ohio, says Senate Democrats’ healthcare bill doesn’t keep federal money from financing abortions, as they claim.
"A chemistry student in the Ukraine was found dead with his jaw blown off by what is believed to be exploding chewing gum, according to reports.
The 25-year-old's disfigured remains were discovered at his parent's home in the northern Ukrainian city of Konotop, reports in the Eastern European country said.
The young man, who studied at Kiev Polytechnic Institute, was working at a computer late on Saturday when the alleged explosion happened.
"A loud pop was heard from the student's room," the ukranews.com Web site said, citing an aide to the city's police chief.
"When his relatives entered the room, they saw that the lower part of the young man's face had been blown off."
A forensic examination established that the chewing gum was covered with an unidentified chemical substance, thought to be some type of explosive material.
The student apparently had a bizarre habit of chewing gum after dipping it into citric acid, Russian news agency Ria Novosti said.
Officers found both citric acid packets and a similar-looking unidentified substance, believed to be some kind of explosive material, on a table near the body, the agency continued.
Investigators suspect that the student simply confused the packets and put gum covered with explosive material into his mouth..."
Stories like this are what keeps me from believing that only American "journalists" are A.) Too dumb to waste oxygen on, B.) Lazy-ass no-nothings who steal each and every paycheck, and 3.) Sure to be the eventual downfall of the mainstream media as we know it.
So this kid has a package of explosive stuff sitting on his desk right next to his citric acid stuff. Sure. Lots of guys bring home high explosives from school then confuse them with chewing gum flavor enhancers. Hell, I like to dip the tip of my ceegars into bourbon now and again and just the other day almost accidentally mistook my cars gastank for a snifter and that'll teach me not to park the thing in the living room.
Gay rights activists say the bill, which has prompted growing international opposition, promotes hatred and could set back efforts to combat HIV/AIDS. They believe the bill is part of a continentwide (sic) backlash because Africa's gay community is becoming more vocal.."
So lemme get this straight...
Curtailing the folks who are most likely to acquire then pass along AIDS could set back efforts to combat the filthy disease...
Probably exacerbate global warming, too.
Personally don't give a squat about who diddles whom and for what reason as long as it is consenting adults doing the diddle thang but fer chrissake at least TRY to keep it real, mkay?
"Barack Obama, understanding the histrionics required in climate change debates, promises that U.S. emissions in 2050 will be 83 percent below 2005 levels. If so, 2050 emissions will equal those in 1910, when there were 92 million Americans. But there will be 420 million in 2050, so Obama's promise means that per capita emissions then will be about what they were in 1875.
That. Will. Not. Happen.
Skeptics about the shrill certitudes concerning catastrophic man-made warming are skeptical because climate change is constant: From millennia before the Medieval Warm Period (800 to 1300), through the Little Ice Age (1500 to 1850), and for millennia hence, climate change is always a 100 percent certainty.
Skeptics doubt that the scientists' models, which cannot explain the present, infallibly map the distant future.
The Financial Times' peculiar response to the CRU materials is: The scientific case for alarm about global warming "is growing more rather than less compelling." If so, then could anything make the case less compelling? A CRU e-mail says: "The fact is that we can't account for the lack of warming at the moment" — this "moment" is in its second decade — "and it is a travesty that we can't."
The travesty is the intellectual arrogance of the authors of climate change models partially based on the problematic practice of reconstructing long-term prior climate changes. On such models we are supposed to wager trillions of dollars — and substantially diminished freedom.
Some climate scientists compound their delusions of intellectual adequacy with messiah complexes. They seem to suppose themselves a small clerisy entrusted with the most urgent truth ever discovered. On it, and hence on them, the planet's fate depends. So some of them consider it virtuous to embroider facts, exaggerate certitudes, suppress inconvenient data, and manipulate the peer review process to suppress scholarly dissent and, above all, to declare that the debate is over.
Consider the sociology of science, the push and pull of interests, incentives, appetites, and passions. Governments' attempts to manipulate Earth's temperature now comprise one of the world's largest industries.
Tens of billions of dollars are being dispensed, as by the U.S. Energy Department, which has suddenly become, in effect, a huge venture capital operation, speculating in green technologies.
Political, commercial, academic, and journalistic prestige and advancement can be contingent on not disrupting the (postulated) consensus that is propelling the gigantic and fabulously lucrative industry of combating global warming.
Copenhagen is the culmination of the post-Kyoto maneuvering by people determined to fix the world's climate by breaking the world's — especially America's — population to the saddle of ever-more-minute supervision by governments.
But Copenhagen also is prologue for the 2010 climate change summit in Mexico City, which will be planet Earth's last chance, until the next one."
So then Barack Obama lies. No, he isn't merely confused, hell, even someone as low brow as all that takes one look at the reality of it all and determines that the only way out of the climate change morass is to simply prevaricate as much and as often as possible. To the likes of Barack Obama, climate change is big business, and whats any genuine liberal to do but tax it.
A wise man once said, "Follow the money". The bigger the fortune to be made the more necessary the great lie.
Another wise man once said "There's a sucker born every minute". These days we even know their address. Huffington Post, NY Times, Daily Kos. Pick your poison. Just don't exhale. You'll be taxed.
Then Again...It's Pretty Clear That Tree-Huggers Don't Have Balls
COPENHAGEN -- "Shakespeare's Marcellus was right. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.
In this hotbed of homogeneity, where global warming is a sacred assumption for the faithful, 15,000 people will come together from 192 countries to pray for two weeks over what can be done to save the Earth from certain doom. Few places are better suited to handle the throngs of unquestioning believers who will journey from around the globe.
Dissent is not tolerated, and diversity -- in any form other than biodiversity -- is not welcome here.But it turns out that Denmark's big claim to greenery isn't quite so impressive when you find out that they do not include one of their biggest and dirtiest industries -- shipping -- in calculating their annual carbon footprint.
That's because the last great world climate treaty, Kyoto, does not make them include their nasty shipping business in the calculation. No wonder the Danes liked that so much.
But this crowd gathering here is far worse than just a bunch of hand-wringing Hamlets dithering in Denmark.
Some 40,000 tons of carbon will be spewed getting this crowd together and keeping them in comfort.
That is the daily amount of carbon dioxide produced by 30 of the world's smaller countries, according to UN statistics."
Ah hells bells, the tree-huggers NEVER count themselves as mere peons to be disadvantaged, and have ALWAYS moved heaven and earth to satisfy their every whim. That's why most of the countries attending still have kings and queens, and hey....America is sending the man-that-would-be-emperor who charters government owned jets and helicopters and fleets of gigunda SUV's just to take his wife to a Broadway show.
Co-Titled: And Why Are We Not Surprised?
"The Senate’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, substituted into HR 3590, and the House-passed Affordable Health Care for America Act, HR 3962, each contain provisions that purport to bar illegal aliens from benefiting from certain health programs. But neither bill would satisfactorily or effectively keep unlawful U.S. residents from obtaining new health benefits — thus forcing American taxpayers to subsidize health care for illegal aliens and certain unscrupulous employers.
Key findings include:
"Amid mounting evidence that he had cheated on his wife, Tiger Woods this morning released the following statement:
"I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart. I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves.How odd. A slimy scuzzball who has cheated and trod upon every rule of common decency in his ascension to the pinnacle of that meaningless, stupid game, who'd a thunk he'd be a CHEATER too?
Peruvian police arrest suspects who allegedly drained their victims and sold liquid as an anti-wrinkle treatment...Peru reacted with revulsion and horror to reports that scores of peasants may have been butchered by the gang, which was said to have operated in Huánuco, a rural province dotted with Inca temples between the jungle and Andean peaks. Also, rumors that the alleged gang might very well be branching out to heretofore unreachable sources such as those from America have sent shockwaves through certain communities and are listed as the reason behind popular American television icon Oprah Winfrey's sudden rush into retirement.
DRIGGS, Idaho — "An 11-year-old Idaho boy fatally shot a black bear on his family's front porch after he said it wouldn't leave.
The boy was at his home near Driggs, just west of the Idaho-Wyoming border, with his younger sisters last Wednesday when the bear showed up. He says he couldn't shoo the animal away, so he went and got a gun and shot it.
Doug Petersen, a conservation officer with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, says the boy and his family probably won't be in any trouble, because the agency had received multiple complaints about a black bear in the area. The bear had been hanging around a transfer station and getting into garbage cans and bird feeders.
Petersen says Fish and Game doesn't usually issue citations in situations where the bear had been a problem around humans.
The agency has issued the family a permit to keep the bear's carcass."
Obama can kowtow to china and Japan and the Afrighted Kingdom can carbon-allowance its subjects 'till the cows come home.
But stories like these make me glad to be an American. That's something neither his majesty nor the UN nor the N.Y. Times or any other dirty thing can take away from the real America.
No president of the United States in the more than 230 years since the country was founded in 1776 had ever bowed to a member of royalty. That was until Barack Obama’s presidency.
In April, President Obama bowed to the Saudi king during the G-20 meeting. At the time, Obama’s deferential bow was somewhat obscured, and the White House insisted that the president simply had leaned forward to shake the king’s hand.
But the president's recent demonstration of royal deference to the Japanese emperor and empress suggests his earlier action was no aberration."
In practicing to be EMPEROR OBO THE FIRST, but of course Barry Hussein digs alla the bowing and scraping shit.
Could this simple fuck embarrass us ANY more?
"Lord Smith of Finsbury believes that implementing individual carbon allowances for every person will be the most effective way of meeting the targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
It would involve people being issued with a unique number which they would hand over when purchasing products that contribute to their carbon footprint, such as fuel, airline tickets and electricity."
Whether it be Lord Smith of Finsbury or Lord Fin of Smithsbury, one thing is perfectly clear.
Them Brits are goners.
SOMERVILLE, N.J. — "A quadriplegic in New Jersey has the right to bear arms even though he can’t hold a gun or pull a trigger.
A judge ruled Tuesday that James Cap is eligible for a firearms ID, which is required to buy a gun.
Manville’s police chief had rejected the 46-year-old’s application last year.
Cap says he was an avid hunter as a teenager before he was paralyzed after breaking his neck in a high school football game 30 years ago.
Cap says he’ll put the gun in a special wheelchair mount and operate it with a special breathing tube so he can hunt again.
The judge ruled Cap can have the permit only if his guns are stored in a safe and qualified people assist him with the weapons."
I'm taking this as a victory. Because it'd be just wrong to look at any glass half full on a Veterans Day. Not gonna do it. So what if New Jersey cops despise the Constitution and its judges believe that the Founding Fathers spent alla that there time fighting King George just so's they could hunt.
Mr. James Cap is sort of a real citizen again. I'm happy for him, and fervently hope that Manville's police chief goes straight to hell.
NBC News’ Pete Williams reported that U.S. officials identified the gunman as Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist who had been promoted to major in May. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson, R-Texas, said military officials told her that the gunman, who was 39 or 40, was about to be deployed to Iraq and was “upset about it.”
Lt. Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general of the Army’s III Corps, who briefed President Barack Obama on the shootings, said the gunman used two handguns.Disregarding his ethnicity for a moment, it is interesting that a mental health professional snapped like that.
"We do have a witness who reported that," Col. John Rossi said Friday morning from Fort Hood."
"After news broke out of the shooting at the Fort Hood Army post in Texas, the nation watched in horror as the toll of dead and injured climbed. The White House was notified immediately and by late afternoon, word went out that the president would speak about the incident prior to a previously scheduled appearance. At about 5 p.m., cable stations went to the president. The situation called for not only his trademark eloquence, but also grace and perspective.
But instead of a somber chief executive offering reassuring words and expressions of sympathy and compassion, viewers saw a wildly disconnected and inappropriately light president making introductory remarks. At the event, a Tribal Nations Conference hosted by the Department of Interior's Bureau of Indian affairs, the president thanked various staffers and offered a "shout-out" to "Dr. Joe Medicine Crow -- that Congressional Medal of Honor winner." Three minutes in, the president spoke about the shooting, in measured and appropriate terms. Who is advising him?
Anyone at home aware of the major news story of the previous hours had to have been stunned. An incident like this requires a scrapping of the early light banter. The president should apologize for the tone of his remarks, explain what has happened, express sympathy for those slain and appeal for calm and patience until all the facts are in. That's the least that should occur..."
Plain and simple...
Barack Hussein Obama is a liberal democrat. He HAS no clue as to what genuine feelings happen to be, unless someone writes it down for him to read to the camera. As is the case with many politicians in general, but scumdog liberals in particular, if it doesn't effect THEM it isn't worth fussing over.
"A passenger enjoying a civilian joyride accidentally cut the trip short when he ejected himself from the plane after grabbing the eject lever while trying to brace himself.
The passenger, who was flying in a Pilatus PC-7 Mk II with an air force pilot friend, The Daily Mail reported.
He was instantly blasted 320-feet into the sky by the rocket-powered chair, before floating to the ground with an automatic parachute, the paper reported.
Air Force officers quickly deployed a helicopter to retrieve the passenger after his fall 80 miles south of Cape Town, South Africa."
I've done some stupid ass things in my life but this would take the cake. If memory serves, the eject levers are usually pretty much out of the way, but I am unfamiliar with this particular aircraft.
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — The director of a circus arena says an ice-skating bear turned on its trainers, killing one and seriously wounding another.
Kurmangazy Isanayev says workers dragged the trainers with a visiting Russian troupe away from the bear following Wednesday's attack, as they were rehearsing for a show in Bishkek.
The exits were then closed and rescue services called in.
Police say they shot the bear dead.In a related but would appear to be coincidental note, representatives of skating star Tonya Harding say that it was mere happenstance they were in town auditioning for a similar show featuring the former Olympic hopeful.
It's "distasteful, mean-spirited and ignorant of social stigmas and current debate on immigration reform," says Angelica Salas."
Some funny stuff.
The original headline read "Immigrants Not Amused...By Halloween Costume", but who cares?
ILLEGAL immigrants may not be happy, but why should they? Since when is it our job to make criminals all warm and fuzzy? That there pursuit of happiness deal was for...take a deep breath now, socialist assholes...American citizens. The story is from an LA newspaper so take it all with a grain of salt, but even La-La-Land should know the difference between crooks and genuine immigrants.
Asking too much, I know.
The US Secretary of State was exposed during her battle with Barack Obama to become the Democratic presidential nominee over her claims to have landed in Bosnia under sniper fire.
She was even described as “a wee bit silly” for claiming greater credit than was her due for the Irish peace process, having made several visits to Northern Ireland as First Lady.She was back in Belfast last week, giving a gentle push to politicians dragging their heels over a final piece in the peace process jigsaw.
But according to the Sunday Life newspaper, during a speech she made to the Stormont parliament she said that Belfast’s landmark Europa Hotel was devastated by an explosion when she first stayed there in 1995.
The Europa, where most journalists covering the decades-long conflict stayed, was famed as Europe’s most bombed hotel, earning the moniker “the Hardboard Hotel”.
However, the last Provisional IRA bomb to damage the Europa was detonated in 1993, two years before President Clinton and his wife checked in for the night.
Mrs Clinton told assembled politicians at Stormont: “When Bill and I first came to Belfast we stayed at the Europa Hotel ... even though then there were sections boarded up because of damage from bombs.”
This, ya see, isn't all that unusual. For a politician in general, and a Clinton in particular.
Hillary is of course the poster child for forked-tonguedness, having nary a scruple in her entire being and accustomed to uttering so very many lies as to be incapable of remembering the actual truth.
France is anxious about the Obama administration’s pursuit of a deal on Iran’s nuclear programme, warning that the US must not allow Tehran to expand its uranium enrichment without facing fresh sanctions.
As world powers await a critical meeting with Iran in Geneva this week, diplomatic attention is focused on a proposed deal under which Iran might put about 80 per cent of its low-enriched uranium out of potential military use."
And isn't this the bitch of all imaginable bitches...
Telling US to be bold.
Gonna take me YEARS to get over THIS embarrassment.
"In her speech in Copenhagen today, First Lady Michelle Obama said her trip to Denmark, along with the travel of her "dear friend" and "chit-chat buddy" Oprah Winfrey, as well as tomorrow's visit by President Obama, is a "sacrifice" on behalf of the children of Chicago and the United States. "As much of a sacrifice as people say this is for me or Oprah or the president to come for these few days," the first lady told a crowd of people involved in the Chicago project, "so many of you in this room have been working for years to bring this bid home."
"As first lady, as many of you know, I’ve made it a priority to bridge the gap between the White House and communities across D.C. and across the country," Mrs. Obama continued. "I’ve spent much of my first nine months trying to open the doors to the White House to kids who might not otherwise see themselves having access to these institutions, because that’s where I came from – communities like that where kids never dreamed that they could set foot in the White House, let alone live there…And Barack and I made a point of doing the same thing when we lived in Chicago – making the concerns of kids in all sorts of communities our own."
And Darwin Smiles...
"A Missouri man reportedly shot himself in the head accidentally while teaching his girlfriend about gun safety.
According to witnesses James Looney was insistent on giving his girlfriend a personal lesson in firearm safety Friday before taking her to a shooting range, MyFOXMemphis reported.
As part of the tutorial, Looney demonstrated different safety features on several firearms then put the guns to his head and asked if they would fire, Jefferson County Sheriff told the station. The third gun actually went off.
The 40-year-old was pronounced dead at a local hospital the next morning — the same day he was to take his girlfriend to the range, the station reported."ALL guns ARE loaded.
"During a briefing by (self-appointed national mommy) Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, NBC White House reporter Chuck Todd sneezed into his hand, and not his sleeve.
Without missing a beat, the Obama administration's point person on swine flu quickly demonstrated proper procedure…sneeze into your arm!"
The sneeze-into-your-arm DEMAND is of course for peons only.
The Emperor, you see, emits pure diamond-trimmed gold dust and can damned well spread it to anyone at will.
As can be seen from the following video.