Denmark At Center Of $49B Carbon Fraud

From the Danish news outlet, Politiken:

DK centre for CO2 fraud

The Danish CO2 register at the centre of European CO2 fraud for billions.

30. Nov 2010

Denmark is at the centre of an extensive, international CO2 quota fraud that runs into the billions, according to the conclusions of a report from Tax Minister Troels Lund Poulsen (Lib) to the Energy Policy Committee, Ekstra Bladet reports.

Environment Committee Chairwoman Ida Auken says the report is sheer admission from the Tax Ministry.

“The Danish quota register is the centre for all of Europe’s fraud – we now have it black on white from the ministry itself,” Auken tells Ekstra Bladet and urges Climate Minister Lykke Friis to help the Naitonal Auditors to clean up.



Gaddafi: Stop Illegals Or EU Turns Black

From the Times Of Malta:

Gaddafi: Stop the migration or Europe turns black

Mark Micallef, Tripoli
Tuesday, 30th November 2010

Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi yesterday warned that his country will no longer be a coastguard for Europe as he reiterated his demand for €5 billion [$6.5 billion] a year from the EU to stop “black” migrants from overwhelming Europe.

“We should stop this illegal immigration. If we don’t, Europe will become black, it will be overcome by people with different religions, it will change,” he said, using the same language he had used in a controversial speech he gave in Rome in August.

Speaking at the opening of the third EU-Africa summit being held in Tripoli, he went a step further. Only Italy had understood the situation, he said, pointing out that because it had cooperated with Libya, it managed to “delay” illegal immigration.



Saudi King Takes Entire Wing At Hospital

From the New York Post:

Saudi King takes up the entire VIP wing at New York hospital

November 30, 2010

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah is causing his own diplomatic drama at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where the 86 year-old monarch has commandeered an entire wing as he recovers from back surgery on the VIP floor.

King Abdullah — who repeatedly exhorted the US to "cut the head off the snake" by launching military strikes to destroy Iran’s nuclear program, according to leaked diplomatic cables — has forced other patients out by block-booking the hospital’s top treatment and recovery rooms.

A family member of one patient told us, "The king has taken the entire luxury treatment wing and booked out all the rooms, even though they are empty and he doesn’t need them, to protect his privacy.



WikiLeaks Taunts Feds With Mirror Sites

From the geek tech site, The Register:

WikiLeaks re-taunts feds with US Amazon mirrors

‘Hey Pentagon, we’re using your own software’

By Cade Metz in San Francisco
29th November 2010

WikiLeaks is hosting its cache of confidential US Statement Department cables on US-based Amazon servers, just as it did with with the classified Iraq War documents it released last month.

According to NetCraft’s records, the whistle-blowing website is mirroring the diplomatic cables on Amazon’s US-based EC2 service and France-based servers operated by French ISP Octopuce. The main WikiLeaks site is mirrored on Ireland-based Amazon servers.

WikiLeaks also uses a US-based domain name registrar (Dynadot) and a US-based DNS service (EveryDNS).

In theory, if the US government decides that WikiLeaks has broken the law in publishing federal intelligence data, it could move to have WikiLeaks booted from such US-based servers.



13 Dem State Lawmakers Defect To GOP

From a dejected Associated Press:

Dem state lawmakers defecting to GOP post-election

November 29, 2010

ATLANTA (AP) — Staggering Election Day losses are not the Democratic Party’s final indignity this year.

At least 13 state lawmakers in five states have defected to Republican ranks since the Nov. 2 election, adding to already huge GOP gains in state legislatures. And that number could grow as next year’s legislative sessions draw near.

The defections underscore dissatisfaction with the Democratic Party — particularly in the South — and will give Republicans a stronger hand in everything from pushing a conservative fiscal and social agenda to redrawing political maps.

What "dissatisfaction"? All we have heard from the AP and the rest of the DNC’s media outlets is that the elections were a rejection of all incumbents from both parties across the board.



Holder To Lobby For 2022 US World Cup

From a delighted Associated Press:

Holder to lobby FIFA on behalf of US WCup bid

November 29, 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will join former President Bill Clinton and Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman on Wednesday at the final presentation to FIFA’s executive committee of the U.S. bid to host the 2022 World Cup.

Holder also will meet with executive committee members, who will vote the following day

Obviously, the United States Justice Department has nothing more urgent on its plate. Or Mr. Holder has very skewed priorities.

Similarly, all the news about election rioting and cholera in Haiti must have been exaggerated, or the UN’s Special Envoy to that nation, Bill Clinton, would not be wasting his time on such trivialities.



Judge Blocks OK’s Ban On Shariah Law

From a cheering New York Times:

Judge Blocks Oklahoma’s Ban on Using Shariah Law in Court

November 29, 2010

HOUSTON — An Oklahoma constitutional amendment aimed at stopping the use of Islamic law in its courts was dealt a serious blow on Monday when a federal judge temporarily blocked the state from putting it into effect. The amendment would forbid state judges from considering Islamic or international law in their decisions.

Right off the bat The New York Times intentionally misrepresents the amendment. Oklahomans sought to forbid judges from considering non-US laws, such as international law and Sharia.

This is an important distinction. But The Times chose to twist the ban to help support the judge’s tortured ‘logic.’

Known as State Question 755, the measure passed with 70 percent of the vote during the Republican landslide on Nov.



20 Bodies Found In Mexico ‘Mass Grave’

From an unfazed Associated Press:

20 bodies found in northern Mexico mass grave

By Olivia Torres, Associated Press Mon Nov 29, 2010

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico – The Mexican army discovered several clandestine graves holding at least 20 bodies near a ranch in the northern border state of Chihuahua, authorities said Monday.

Soldiers found the bodies of 19 men and one woman buried in 12 graves over the weekend in the town of Puerto Palomas, across from Columbus, New Mexico, and informed police so they could oversee excavations, Chihuahua state prosecutor Jorge Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez said that the bodies had been buried between four and eight months and that it had not yet been determined how they were killed because they were badly decomposed…

Also in Chihuahua state, gunmen in two trucks chased and killed the newly appointed female police chief of the town of Meoqui on Monday.



Expulsion Of Alien Criminals Condemned

From Germany’s Der Spiegel:

Swiss Vote to Expel Foreign Criminals is ‘Slap in the Face for EU’

Condemnation of Referendum


Switzerland’s vote to automatically expel criminal foreigners drew condemnation from across Europe on Monday. Commentators said the decision would breach treaty obligations. Amnesty International called it ‘black day for human rights’ in the nation that voted to ban the construction of minarets last year.

European commentators on Monday condemned Switzerland’s vote over the weekend to automatically expel foreigners accused of certain crimes, calling it a slap in the face for the European Union and a breach of the Alpine nation’s international treaty obligations.

There are treaties that obligate Switzerland to keep illegal aliens who murder their citizens? Who knew? Also, wouldn’t you think that most criminals — especially murderers — would be glad to get off with ‘automatic deportation’?



Oakland To Give Illegals ID, Debit Cards

We almost missed this bit of news, discreetly published on a Saturday morning during a holiday weekend by the Associated Press:

Calif. city’s ID card would double as debit card

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Oakland, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California city is moving forward with plans for a municipal identification card that is being touted as the first in the nation that would double as a full-fledged debit card.

The Oakland City Council this month awarded a contract to issue the cards.

The goal is to help any city residents, including illegal immigrants, who may have difficulty obtaining a state-issued ID.

Card holders would also be able to load money onto their cards and use them wherever ATM cards are welcome. Oakland officials say that would allow people without bank accounts to avoid high check-cashing fees or the need to walk around with large amounts of cash.



Obama Announces 2 Yr Fed ‘Pay Freeze’

From an outraged Washington Post:

Obama announces 2-year pay freeze for federal workers

By Ed O’Keefe and Joe Davidson

Bowing to growing budget concerns and months of Republican political pressure on federal pay and benefits, President Obama will announce a two-year pay freeze for civilian federal workers Monday, the White House said.

The freeze applies to all federal employees — including civilian employees of the Defense Department, but not military personnel. The freeze will not impact step increases or bonuses for federal workers, according to the White House.

Then it is not much of a "pay freeze," since it is mostly through these “step increases” – which are based on time ‘in grade’ — that most federal employees get raises.

The decision will save the government about $2 billion for the remainder of fiscal year 2011 and $28 billion over the next five years, the White House said.



South Korea Vows To Retaliate Next Time

From Reuters:

South Korea vows retaliation against any further attack

By Jeremy Laurence And Yoo Choonsik
November 29, 2010

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean President Lee Myung-bak vowed retaliation against any further provocation by the North after it attacked an island last week as anger simmered over the government’s response.

Lee addressed the nation for the first time since Tuesday’s attack as U.S. and South Korean warships took part in military maneuvers, prompting concern in regional power China and threats of all-out war from North Korea…

"North Korea will pay the price in the event of further provocations," Lee said.

Yes, the South Koreans always promise to strike back – the next time.

"Attacking civilians militarily is an inhumane crime that is strictly forbidden in a time of war… Now is the time to show action, not a hundred words." …

And yet you can bet there will be far more words than action.



Ahmadinejad: WikiLeaks Info Not Leaked

From Iran’s Press TV:

Wiki-releases planned in advance: Iran‎

Mon Nov 29, 2010

Iran’s President has questioned the recent leaked documents obtained and published by the Wikileaks website, saying the US administration "released" material intentionally.

In response to a question by Press TV on Monday over the whistleblower website’s "leaks," President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said "let me first correct you. The material was not leaked, but rather released in an organized way."

"The US administration released them and based on them they pass judgment …. [The documents] have no legal value and will not have the political effect they seek," the Iranian chief executive added at the press briefing in Tehran.

Ahmadinejad stressed that the Wikileaks "game" is "not worth commenting upon and that no one would waste their time reviewing them."

It’s quite understandable that Mr.



WikiLeaks Releases 250K More US Cables

From a positively giddy New York Times:

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

Cables Obtained by WikiLeaks Shine Light Into Secret Diplomatic Channels

November 28, 2010

WASHINGTON — A cache of a quarter-million confidential American diplomatic cables, most of them from the past three years, provides an unprecedented look at back-room bargaining by embassies around the world, brutally candid views of foreign leaders and frank assessments of nuclear and terrorist threats.

Notice that they are State Department documents. Who is the Secretary of State, again?

Some of the cables, made available to The New York Times and several other news organizations, were written as recently as late February, revealing the Obama administration’s exchanges over crises and conflicts. The material was originally obtained by WikiLeaks, an organization devoted to revealing secret documents

Actually, WikiLeaks is only devoted to revealing secret documents that can hurt American interests.



Shocker: Oregon Muslims Fear Retribution

From a terribly concerned Associated Press:

Worshipper Osama Abdelli leaves flowers by the side of the Salman Al-Farisi Islamic Center in Corvallis, Ore. Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, where an alleged arsonist set a fire in the early morning hours.

Oregon Muslim leaders fear retribution after plot

By Jonathan Cooper And Nigel Duara, Associated Press
November 28, 2010

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Patrols around mosques and other Islamic sites in Portland have been stepped up as Muslim leaders expressed fears of retribution, days after a Somali-American man was accused of trying to blow up a van full of explosives during the city’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

The AP is so aching for such anti-Muslim retribution after one of these countless terrorist attempts, they are practically at the point of offering a reward.



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