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Reader Selected News, Week Oct 20 – Oct 26

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This article was posted by Steve on Friday, October 19th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “Reader Selected News, Week Oct 20 – Oct 26”

  1. Illusions says:

    A North Carolina Democrat running for state Senate was arrested for trafficking heroin on Thursday.


  2. canary says:

    The Washington Posts article on Egypt’s new president Morsi praying for the destruction of Jews and those that support them. The timing could be strange as Russia just took a stand for Israel and there’s always the USA.



    Egyptian President Morsi Joins Preacher in Prayer for Destruction and Dispersal of the Jews (MEMRI)
    On October 19, 2012, Egyptian cleric Futouh Abd Al-Nabi Mansour, Head of Religious Endowment in the Matrouh governorate, delivered a sermon in the presence of Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi that aired on Egyptian Channel 1.
    The cleric said: “Oh Allah, absolve us of our sins, strengthen us, and grant us victory over the infidels. Oh Allah, destroy the Jews and their supporters. Oh Allah, disperse them, rend them asunder. Oh Allah, demonstrate Your might and greatness upon them. Show us Your omnipotence, oh Lord.”

    Will Hillary announce this as an “Awwwfuuulll” prayer.

  3. Curiosity says:

    The Plain Dealer: Voter fraud billboards that drew complaints of racism and intimidation will come down, Clear Channel says

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Clear Channel Outdoor will remove 30 billboards across the city that drew complaints of racism and intimidation with their message of “Voter fraud is a felony,” the company said Saturday night.

    Jim Cullinan, a spokesman for Clear Channel Outdoor, said the billboards will come down immediately.

    The offending billboard text was “Voter Fraud is a Felony” and “Up to 3 1/2 years & $10,000 fine” with a picture of a gavel.

    He said the company continues its donation of 10 other billboards that will have messages to counter the offending ones.

    Cowards. The counter Billboards read “”Voting Is a Right. Not a Crime!” and the city is paying for five more.

    The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law has also paid for about 36 billboards that went up Thursday in Cleveland and Milwaukee in predominantly Latino and black neighborhoods that read, “Stand up and have your say — Vote. When we vote, we are all equal.”

    I imagine this means “Preferably multiple times.”

    [City Councilwoman Phyllis] Cleveland said the decision to remove the billboards is “a great example of free speech in action.” The original billboards were free speech she said, and so was the community’s response.

    Nothing says free speech like removing the truth from where the public can see it.

    See more about the Lawyer’s Committee on Discover the Networks: http://tinyurl.com/9oaqrto

    The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (LCCR) was established at the request of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 to eradicate race-based discrimination and the involvement of the private bar in enforcing civil rights legislation. Today LCCR uses the courts to mandate race-based affirmative action preferences in business and academia. Its “major objective” is “to use the skills and resources of the bar to obtain equal opportunity for minorities by addressing factors that contribute to racial justice and economic opportunity.”

  4. canary says:

    Media covering up Syria rebels persecuting Christians and along with other Arab Spring countries.

    Russian Church Highlights Persecution of Christians in Syria

    Oct 24 2012

    “We are deeply worried by what is going on in Syria, where radical forces are trying to come to power with the help of Western powers,” Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Russian Church’s Department of External Church Relations, told journalists.

    “Where they come to power, Christian communities become the first victims,” he said.

    Metropolitan Hilarion said the topic of the persecution of Christians is being hushed up by Western press and is not on the UN or other international organizations’ agenda.

    “The talk is not about insufficient tolerance, but about a real full-scale persecution of Christians that embraces different countries and those victims are tens and hundreds of thousands of Christians,” he said.

    Mainly Muslim Syria has seen violent attacks on Christians since the start of the conflict.

    “Although the Syrian church has historically enjoyed peace and religious freedom under the Assad regime, the Arab Spring has destabilized that peace, as Christians are now typically perceived as supporters of the existing government,” it said.


  5. canary says:

    Movie on the capture of Osama bin Laden being re-cut to make Obama look better and adding Mitt Romney to look weaker.


  6. canary says:

    WNYC News NPR: Horses, Bayonets And The Modern Military

    Oct 23, 2012 By Tom Bowman

    Although Army Special Forces were on horseback in Afghanistan when they helped defeat the Taliban in 2001, the Army’s horses are now used only for ceremonial occasions.

    The bayonet has somewhat gone the way of the horse cavalry, as far as the Army is concerned (although Marines still use bayonets in training).

    “What’s interesting,” Hertling told The Christian Science Monitor at the time, “is if bayonet training is that important and it’s the centerpiece of everything we do, why is it the only place it’s taught is at basic training? If it’s that important, you’d think all the operational units would have bayonet assault courses.”

    “You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916,” Obama said. “Well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets — because the nature of our military’s changed.”


    FACT: US Troops have begged for more bayonets some having them shipped overseas from relatives who got them at army supply stores.

    Obama has refused to equip our U.S. Afghanistan with the new tech IED detectors in spite of
    growing roadside bombing deaths and injuries.
    Why? Because he is a sick sob who likes Muslims more than Americans.

  7. canary says:

    CNET: U.N. calls for ‘anti-terror’ Internet surveillance

    By Declan McCullagh
    Oct 22, 2012

    That echoes the U.S. Department of Justice’s lobbying efforts aimed at convincing Congress to require Internet service providers to keep track of their customers — in case police want to review those logs in the future. Privacy groups mounted a campaign earlier this year against the legislation, which has already been approved by a House committee.

    Other excerpts from the UN report address:

    Terror video games: “Video footage of violent acts of terrorism or video games developed by terrorist organizations that simulate acts of terrorism and encourage the user to engage in role-play, by acting the part of a virtual terrorist.”

    Today’s U.N. report was produced in collaboration with the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force, which counts the World Bank, Interpol, the World Health Organization, and the International Monetary Fund as members.


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