Thursday, July 05, 2007

FTC.........."Court Orders Centurion Defendants to Halt Illegal Cross-Border Telemarketing and Pay $10 Million in Consumer Redress"

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"Bombing plots ‘were carried out with bin Laden’s blessing’"

"The London and Glasgow bomb plots were carried out with the approval of Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader, a top foreign intelligence source said last night.

“It was an established fact from Day 1 that al-Qaeda was behind this and it was planned by its followers in Great Britain with bin Laden’s blessing,” the source told The Times. "

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Did Taliban Jack worry about the Afghan detainees' human rights??

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Doug Farah- the War on Terror..............plus the fact most MSM play a useful fool function

pumping up the enemy's morale while trying to deflate the West's morale.

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Michelle Malkin- Catch and Release

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Fraser Institute-...........Federal gun registry has not improved public safety despite costing taxpayers more than $2 billion

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Crime beat- Justice- Canadian Style....................... via Jacksnewswatch

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Primary calendar.............................................Opensecrets

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A Question for the Associated Press.......................via Instapundit

Iran's cooperation with the IAEA has become vital to the security of the West. For the sake of peace, let's be clear that it is also vital to the

security of Iran". WSJ

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The New Strategy in Iraq- Weekly Standard

"The new U.S. troops have increased the available combat power in Iraq by about 40 percent, from 15 brigades to the equivalent of 21 brigades. Generals Petraeus and Odierno allocated only two of the additional Army brigades to the capital. The other three Army brigades and the equivalent of a Marine regiment they deployed in the surrounding areas, known as the "Baghdad belt." There, under the guise of Operation Phantom Thunder, they are now working to disrupt the car-bomb and suicide-bomb networks that have been supporting al Qaeda's counter-surge since January."

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American Thinker- Patrick Poole

"From Nigeria to Indonesia, Christians are under siege in virtually every single country in the Muslim world, the victims of countless acts of discrimination, depredation, brutality, and murder that are so widespread and systematic that it can rightfully be called the new Holocaust. This time, however, the perpetrators of this Holocaust aren't wearing swastikas, but kufi skull caps and hijabs.

Some of the oldest Christian communities in the world are subject to relentless attack and teeter on the brink of extinction at the hands of the "Religion of Peace": Palestinian Christians in Gaza and the West Bank; Assyrian, Syriac and Chaldean Christians in Iraq; Coptic Christians in Egypt; Evangelical and Orthodox Christians in Eastern Ethiopia and Eritrea; Armenian Orthodox Christians in Turkey; and Maronite Christians in Lebanon.
Several of these communities date back to the beginning decades of Christianity and all have weathered wave after wave of Islamic persecution for centuries and more, but in the very near future some will simply cease to exist. In our lifetime, the only trace of their past existence will be in footnotes in history books (and probably only Western history books at that)".

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Shifting tactics in Iraq

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MEMRI- Is Taliban Jack paying attention?

"Despite there being no known connection between the events in Gaza and those in Tripoli, the proliferation of the use of Islamic appellations (The Islamic Resistance Movement [i.e. Hamas], Fath Al-Islam, Hizbullah, Jund Al-Sham, Islamic Jihad) has made Arab and Islamic public opinion ask itself whether there is something in Islam, as a faith or as a practice, that leads to all this violence and aggression. And it is understandable that they should ask this.

"The memory of the blowing up of the twin towers of the World Trade Center in September 2001, with its 3,000 victims of many [different] nationalities, lives on in the minds of many. If we add to this the pictures of the daily bombings in Iraq, also carried out under Islamic appellations, or, prior to them, the suicide attacks in [both] Islamic and non-Islamic countries, from Bali in East Asia to Casablanca in western Africa; by way of what is being done in Darfur in Sudan by the forces of the Omar Al-Bashir regime, which claims that it too rules in the name of Islam; or the extended fighting in Somalia, which is being led by the so-called Islamic Courts - [in light of all of this], we must ask to excuse those who are raising questions about the relationship between Islam and violence or terrorism.

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Crime beat- early morning take down including one of their own

"They came under cover of darkness, with a mission to bring criminal activity to light. But now it appears the early morning drug raids that GTA residents woke up to Thursday morning were a lot more widespread than anyone realized. It involves a large number of suspects stretching from B.C. to Ontario and into Michigan, an alleged criminal marijuana distribution network, a foiled kidnapping attempt and even the arrest of a Toronto officer."

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Taliban Jack- providing the enemy with propaganda ammunition

Does the great military strategist want to tell us what will happen if All troops were pulled out of Iraq or Afghanistan? There would be peace in the world? Obviously he knows nothing about the enemy, who is also fighting in Somalia, Sudan, Nigeria, Thailand.Too bad he reacts in a knee jerk action instead of trying to think 4 steps ahead.too bad he doesn't read jihadist sites- he might wake up.He apparently knows nothing about keeping an enemy the farthest from a target.Appeasement doesn't work- Chamberlain thought it did- he was wrong.

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Melanie Phillips- From Munich to Gaza

"The Hamas strategy is shrewd and clever, because it has correctly assessed that the decadent west will only too eagerly embrace its lies. It knows that the BBC is only too willing to be its friend. Already, TV and radio shows are ringing round to find studio guests who will ‘argue against the view that we should now recognise Hamas’. Appeasement is now well and truly out of the closet. Those who believe that fascism should be fought and defeated are now on the back foot.

And this Hamas coup is in turn but one part of a broader strategy. Hamas is an arm of the Muslim Brotherhood. All over the world, the Brotherhood is behind the pincer movement of jihad through terrorism and jihad through cultural capture. And manipulation is the name of the game it plays. It creates terrorist or insurrectionary pressure; it then poses as the ‘honest broker’ peacemaker; it thus turns its victims into its supplicants and can then turn the ratchet still further"....

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More on the terrorist plot in Britain.......

"The origins of the eight suspects arrested so far are diverse — Iraq, Jordan, India, Saudi Arabia — but all spent time at NHS hospitals or medical schools. One of them, who drove a blazing Jeep into an airport terminal and set fire to himself, is now being treated for burns that cover 90% of his body in the same hospital that unsuspectingly employed him. If he survives, he will owe his life to his intended victims."

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"A push to ban federal funding of the United Nations Human Rights Council is gaining strength in Congress"-NY Sun

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Rush Limbaugh- Border security

"Nowhere in this story is there any reference to border security. Nowhere in this story is there reference to border control. You know, Scott Rasmussen, the pollster, says according to his data, the primary reason that there was so much opposition to this was no border control, no stopping of the invasion of illegals into the country. Amnesty was bad enough, but it wasn't the one thing that bothered everybody. It was border control. Note that in Washington they still don't get it. And, folks, they're not going to, because the people that are behind this and want this to happen want there to be a constant flow of "farm workers," they are called here in this story. The current crop of low skilled and uneducated people that form the labor pool that business would love to have. Now, there is one thing good to be said about this. One of the problems with this bill, one of the many -- I mean it's hard to single out one as being the overriding problem. But when you see on a piece of legislation the word "comprehensive," that is the wrong way to go about anything, trying to fix everything under the sun and add a whole bunch of new provisions that nobody knows about because it's not happening in sunlight, no committee hearings, no nothing. The way this thing ought to happen is incrementally."

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Crime beat- laundering

"Lawyers are a major concern to police tracing dirty money, said Chris Mathers, a crime and risk consultant who once worked undercover as a money launderer for the Mounties.

"This is like kissing your sister -- it's lip service but it's not very effective," said Mr. Mathers of the proposed rules for lawyers.

"I have not been involved in a money laundering case ever -- ever -- when a lawyer was not involved in some way," he said."

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Crime beat- ID Theft

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RCMP -setting the record straight

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Crime beat- weapons cache found at storage site

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In the meantime there are plenty of pit bulls and bull mastiffs roaming the parks with little control by their owners-yet another bureaucracy?

"If you take your dog for a two minute walk, I don't think it's asking too much to take the poo home with you," Fletcher said. "There is zero tolerance in this city for dog poop left in parks. And there is zero tolerance for dogs pooping on sidewalks."

Which begs a comment. I just can't help myself. Methinks there is zero tolerance in this city for wasteful municipal politicians who crap all over taxpayers with new rules, pet projects and creative new taxes to pay for their schemes. "

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Doctors of Terror

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