September 29, 2010

Teens Bully Elder Woman

Sep 29, 2010 6:27 pm US/Central
Elderly Woman Shoots 12-Year-Old Boy
Boy Is Charged With Crime, Woman Is Not
CBS News Chicago

Education Movie Challenges Status Quo

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‘Waiting For Superman’ Review: A Masterpiece of Moral Clarity
by John Nolte
September 28, 2010

September 27, 2010

More Scandal Connected to Shirley Sherrod

Breitbart Scoops Pigford/Sherrod Scandal
By vrajavala

September 26, 2010

Paradoxical Thought for Today

Paradoxical Thought for Today

"Fathom the odd hypocrisy that Obama wants every citizen to prove they are insured, but people don't have to prove they are citizens".

~ Ben Stein

Cell Phone Numbers Go Public

cell phone numbers go public this month
This will save you alot of wasted time and even money as these calls use-up your minutes.
Unless you want to receive 1,000s of calls from telemarketers, you MUST do the following:

Cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls.


To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone:


It is the National DO NOT CALL list It will only take a minute of your time.. It blocks your number for five (5) years. You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone number.

HELP OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON .. It takes about 20 seconds.

September 24, 2010

Black Panther Cover Up at Justice Department

Wolf Protects Panther Case
By Quin Hillyer
American Spectator
September 23, 2010 @ 6:18PM

Colombia Fights Same Wars as US and Mexico

Colombia Shows Mexico How To Do
Investor's Business Daily
September 24, 2010

Arab Perspective On Israel

The day Israel will become Palestine
September 24, 2010

Criminals Care for CA Vulnerable

For some years MA allowed prisoners out on work release to watch patients at night in mental hospitals. There were thefts, rapes and assaults of patients who were ignored when they complained. It is unknown if the Bay State continues this practice.,0,7752827,full.story

California has paid scores of criminals to care for residents
The rules of the state's home healthcare program, as interpreted by a judge this year, permit such felons to work as aides. Among their crimes are rape, assault and theft.
By Evan Halper,
Los Angeles Times
September 24, 2010

Thoughtful Sermon: "The Mosque Debate"

The Mosque Debate: Lessons on Tolerance and Civility
Given by Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein on September 18, 2010
Central Synagogue, New York, NY

I had thought not to focus on the mosque controversy during
these holidays but we have been radicalized by the substance
and tone of the debate.
Underlying and barely masqueraded by the public vitriol ostensibly
focused on the location and legality of Cordoba House is a poisonous
attack on Muslims themselves.
Since we Jews have suffered from venomous hatred and invidious
allegations against us we speak from the truth of our experiences.
We cannot stand on the sidelines.
Government agencies affirmed that the sponsors and supporters of
Cordoba House, called by some "the Park51 project," have the legal
right to build it. That should be the end of the story, but this story
is not simple.
Opponents of the project call it the Ground Zero Mosque though a
mosque would occupy only a small portion of the intended building and
whether it is at Ground Zero is being debated. Supporters of the Cordoba
House Community Center intend to provide space in the building for both
a downtown mosque to be used by a growing number of Muslims working and
living in the area and to build a community center to further "cultivate
understanding among all religions and cultures."
Both the mission as a mosque and the mission as a community center
have merit.
I trust the intentions of the project's visionary Imam Feisal Abdul
Rauf. He is one of the "moderate, pluralistic Sufi imams on the front line
against the most violent forms of Islam." (1)
As the Jewish Week editorialized "we cannot complain about the dearth
of Muslim moderates if we don't support efforts like his to incorporate
democratic values and human rights into the faith." (2)
By every rigorous measure Imam Feisal Rauf and his wife Daisy Khan, both
of whom I know, embody the best of inter-religious relations. At great
personal risk and despite credible death threats they courageously and
passionately spoke out against radical Islam and terrorism after 9/11. They
are consistently part of our multi-faith conversations, commemorations
and projects.
In response to objections about the sources for financing the project,
Imam Feisal said he will clearly identify by name all the financial
backers. I trust him to keep his word. And he says he aims to nourish
"a culture of forging personal bonds across religious traditions." He
has already done this.
Good people can and do disagree on the wisdom of the chosen location for
the Cordoba House project on Park Place, two blocks from the World Trade
Center site. We respect the outrage that the memory of 9/11 will always
evoke for all American citizens. Those of us in New York City who lived
under the cloud of ashes from the collapsed World Trade Center buildings
most personally experience the indefinable sacredness of the place. For
those who were in those buildings and survived and for the families and
loved ones of those who were there and died in those buildings the World
Trade Center site will forever remain a killing field and a graveyard.
We want to be sensitive to their pain.
While some thoughtful supporters urge Imam Feisal and his followers to
"Build on Park Place and build now!" other sensible people counsel the Imam
and his followers "Not there!" or "Not now!"
And as a sidebar, which I mention because it is a concern of significant
discussion within the Jewish community, I join with others in asking Imam
Feisal to do more than condemn Hamas among other groups for their terrorist
attacks. I appeal to him to roundly denounce Hamas for its charter and stated
intention to obliterate Israel. I understand that Imam Feisal's moderate views
put him on a tightrope in the Muslim world - one in which he has been severely
condemned. Nevertheless, I implore him to speak out.
Regarding the proposed Cordoba House, Imam Feisal passionately envisions the
"objective of the project ... as a center for unification and healing."
With legal obstacles removed, he and his colleagues alone, whatever their
differences, can decide whether building at this moment and at that location
supports their stated mission - to build bridges between the Muslim and other
communities. We wish Imam Feisal and his community patience and wisdom as they
move ahead in making the pivotal and delicate decisions they now confront.
Enough said about the mosque itself. What radicalizes us is the odious debate
that has occupied this country of ours ostensibly focused on a mosque but about
so much more.
We in the United States have been deeply affected by the firestorm ignited by
the media attention paid to the sordid rampage by a 50 member church and their
blustering pastor to burn the Koran. For Jews, talk of book burnings is never
inconsequential. Deeply seared into our sensibilities is the terror and the
truth of the words of the Jewish poet Heinrich Heine: "Where books are burned,
human beings are destined to be burned too."
A century after Heine wrote those words the Nazis murderously embodied Heine's
ominous prophesy. On May 10, 1933, university students in Berlin incinerated books
perceived as "un-German." Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi Minister of Propaganda,
praised the students that night with these words: "You do well in this midnight
hour to commit to the flames the evil spirit of the past" and in his mind that
"evil spirit of the past" meant the Jews. Two years later the Nuremberg Laws
rendered Jews stateless. Six years later Jews of Poland were imprisoned in ghettos.
Within a decade of the book burnings, thousands of Jews were being murdered every
hour in the death camps of "The Final Solution."
The specter of book burnings is not inconsequential.
When I returned from Sabbatical I received a deeply troubling letter from a
non-member who attends our services. The writer alleged that "Muslims have destroyed
our security and happiness. Read the Koran," he wrote. "It teaches that we are
nothing but 'infidels' to be destroyed. They came to this country as our guests but
they came to kill the innocent and destroy our city..."
I have read and studied the Koran just as I have read and studied the Hebrew
Bible and the New Testament. Each of them has been used to justify both murderous
campaigns and profound reconciliation. By example, our Torah chronicles God's cruel
demand that the ancient Israelites annihilate all people in the lands they occupied.
Sadly, there are still Jews in Israel who uphold that principle. Our Torah also
commands no less than 36 times that we are to love the stranger as ourselves. (3)
The Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths cannot be defined by their scriptures
alone. We are all fashioned by our histories, accumulated traditions and wisdom over
thousands of years. Yet I know that the logic of scriptural debate would not mitigate
the deeply held prejudice typified by the letter writer I quoted.
In the safety and sanctity of this service we each acknowledge that we are
infected by ugly inclinations and biases which education and enlightened thinking
have done little to eradicate. We struggle with our prejudices. We are rationally
aware of how defective they are. Even so, who among us has been able to expunge our
instincts, purge our biases? I confess - not me.
Given the atmosphere of our nation, it is critical that we honestly acknowledge
our preferences for some and aversion to others by virtue of every kind of
difference. For ourselves we accept the truth of personal prejudice and then vow to
powerfully affirm the Jewish teaching of tolerance as our life's work. And as a
nation, the founders of which had experienced the consequences of, and therefore
repudiated religious hatred, we uphold and reclaim tolerance, underwritten by the
constitutional guarantee of the freedom to practice religion and, yes, even
build a mosque.
We may not like all our fellow citizens. We may be prejudiced against them by
virtue of their cultural garb, public rituals, from where they came, how they look
or what they think. But unless their aim is to deprive us of our rights we will
live beside them and support their rights.
Anti-Muslim agitation is appalling. We Jews have been targeted by disparaging
vilifying stereotypes and have been murdered for them. Nicholas Kristof warns
correctly that making accusatory generalizations about a racial, ethnic or religious
group is "a dangerous game."
We Jews know that. That is why we cannot be silent.
This nation and especially this city reject the hateful propaganda of virulent
anti-Islam bloggers, public figures and politicians who have embraced extreme
anti-Islam hysteria and made it mainstream. They argue that "not all Muslims are
terrorists but all terrorists are Muslim" and then they conclude that terrorism is
the Muslim's fulfillment of the Koran's call for the death of infidels. They
enflame hatred and therefore cultivate the equation of Islam with murder, and all
Muslims with terrorists to be feared. That correlation is false and malicious.
The editor of the American Muslim sadly, but correctly, commented that "the
plan for the Cordoba House did not cause this anti-Muslim firestorm, it simply
brought the smoldering embers out into the open, and allowed a few individuals
to fan the flames." (4)
Present conditions in this country are confounding. Martin Peretz and Nicholas
Kristof from opposite sides of this issue concur that "Muslims haven't said
enough about those Muslims who kill their co-religionists..." and we urge our
moderate Muslim neighbors to say and do more.
We abhor extremists who politicize Islam with deep antagonism towards
non-Muslims and hostility towards the West. We desperately worry about and
condemn the repugnant murderous terrorism of those Muslim radicals who would
kill us. All the more so we embrace tolerance for Islam and its peaceable
adherents along with all peoples and their faiths. We earnestly trust with
deep affection the Muslims we know. They are our neighbors. They represent their
communities with dignity and wisdom and love of this country.
We have been radicalized by the vilification of Muslims. We have also been
radicalized by the vitriol of the debate about Cordoba House.
The sage Israel Salanter urged respect for opposition. In his words: "Be vigilant
in protecting the honor of all people, especially those with whom you disagree."
The debate about the mosque spiraled downward into the nadir of calumny, slander
and denigration. Politicians mounted a platform built upon personal attacks and
defamation exploiting powerful emotions of our post-9/11 nation.
Civility in public discourse was and continues to be the victim.
Some people who denounced the Florida pastor's malevolence were apparently
unreflective about their own roles in fanning the flames that led to his idea of
a Koran-burning pyre. Injudiciously, too many of us followed suit on both sides
of the debate.
The absolute madness on one side is typified by the outrageous claim by an
Evangelical Christian leader that "true Islam cannot be practiced here in this
country because you cannot beat your wife. You cannot do honor killing if you
think your daughter has misbehaved."
Really! True Islam cannot be practiced in this country for these reasons?
So by that logic, I presume, true Judaism cannot be practiced in this country
since we can't stone a rebellious son as demanded in the Torah. (5)
The hyperbole on the other side is portrayed by a letter I was asked to sign.
A group that had the most honorable of intentions wanted to change the spirit of
the discussion around the mosque in order to focus on larger more important
issues. The text of their letter read: "for political figures to tell citizens
where, when, or how they should pray is a sin and transgression of the
worst order."
Really? A sin and transgression of the worst order? What about genocide or
attacking mosques across the country or the slashing of a NYC cab driver
because he was Muslim? These are sins of the highest order, not political
polemic, as hateful as it may be.
The diatribes on both sides dishonor us. Democracy requires a thick skin.
Political differences are within the fabric of this country. Civility needs to
adorn both democracy and political differences, especially in the halls
of government.
Within Jewish communal life the venom flows as well. The Jewish Week won't
publish half of the letters and comments it receives from readers because of
their "ugly tenor." The Jewish Week's editor and publisher, Gary Rosenblatt,
wrote "while communal diversity is a point of pride, the sad reality is that
our community is ever more divided...and now is as bitterly polarized as he has
seen...since [he] began editing the Jewish Week" seventeen years ago. (6)
2000 years ago the students of Hillel and the students of Shammai vehemently,
and probably disgustedly, disagreed with each other. The Talmud records more
than 300 of their disputes. In one three-year long hotly debated case the school
of Shammai finally exasperated that the decisions consistently followed the
opinions of the opposing school of Hillel challenged the Bat Kol, the Divine
Voice, and protested "Why are the rulings always according to Beit Hillel?" The
voice from heaven answered "Because the students of Beit Hillel are kind and
humble, and because they study arguments on both sides and even mention your
opinion before their own." (7)
This Yom Kippur day compels us to difficult honest reflection. We take account
of our arrogance, our silence our prejudice, naming our biases for ourselves
even though we can't speak them out loud to others.
We have been witnesses to the decay of decency and civility in our nation
and community.
We have abided horrific attacks on Muslims and vile defamation of their
community and faith.
We have been radicalized by this Mosque debate.
We detest blatant hatred of those who are still treated as strangers in our
midst and condemn venomous stridency in public and private debate.
We loathe corrosive innuendos and lies and denounce odious public statements.
We renounce it all by powerfully reclaiming tolerance as a national vision,
as a Jewish virtue and personally as the effective restraint to the urges of
our personal prejudice.
We will contribute to the reestablishment of civility in this city from our
prophetic calling "to be a light to the nations" by which all the families of
the world will be blessed.
Towards that end we will be educating ourselves about Islam and the Muslim
community, opportunities about which you will hear in the near future.
We recommit to a challenge I set before us a year after the World Trade Center
tragedy - that we will continue to cultivate and purposefully pursue
relationships with moderate, peace-seeking Muslims like many in our own
neighborhood including the wonderful imam and leadership of the mosque on
55th street, half a block away. And when we sit across the table in discussion,
Muslims and Jews need to acknowledge our differences and all the more believe
that with decent intentions we can link arms with good people of all faiths as
we together pursue peace.
Only then will we salvage decency and kindness for ourselves and all people
of our nation. Only then will we restore the sanity of tolerance and be better
for it.
For that may we be strong. May God help us and bless us in this imperative,
essential and oh so compelling venture. Amen.
1 William Dalrymple "The Muslims in the Middle" NY Times August 16, 2010
2 "A Mosque Near Ground Zero" The Jewish Week, July 27, 2010
3 Baba Mezia 59b
4 Sheila Musaji, "Cordoba House- Yes!: Park51- No Way?" The American Muslim, 9/11/10
5 Deuteronomy 21:18-21
6 Gary Rosenblatt, "When the Dialogue Deteriorates", The Jewish Week August 25, 2010
7 Eruvin 13b

Mark Twain: "Concerning Jews"

You may need to use the "Zoom" function under the "View" menu to read this clip.

September 21, 2010

Remnants From Katrina, Human Lampshade?

The lampshade emerged from the wreckage of Katrina. But was it really what it appeared to be—a Buchenwald artifact made of human remains? A Holocaust detective story.
By Mark Jacobson
New York Magazine
Published Sep 5, 2010

Government Statistics

[From article]
"Attention, all newspapers but es pecially The New York Times and the Washington Post.

The next time you de cide to report that Amer icans are now putting 6.4 percent of their income into savings, don't.

True, Washington is kinda reporting that fig ure. But Uncle Sam puts out a lot of numbers that don't make sense, including this one."

Putting your money to work just 2 days a month
John Crudele
New York Post
Last Updated: 1:05 AM, September 21, 2010
Posted: 12:37 AM, September 21, 2010

GM Gives Taxpayer Funds to Politicians

WSJ Blogs
Washington Wire
Political Insight and Analysis From The Wall Street Journal's Capital Bureau
September 21, 2010, 6:56 PM ET
GM Resumes Campaign Contributions

Tea Party Drank Enough

[From article]
"It will take masterly feats of public persuasion, coupled with countless victories in budgetary hand-to-hand combat -- all sustained over time. Liberal defenders of the status quo will have history, inertia and proven scare tactics on their side.
[. . .]
Obama added a new one in his health-care program, and sold it with every ounce of hubris and dishonesty he could muster."

Battle cry: 'enough!'
The Tea Party's agenda
Rich Lowry
New York Post
Last Updated: 1:30 AM, September 21, 2010
Posted: 1:15 AM, September 21, 2010

Cameras Help Solve Crime

It is one thing for ordinary people to mistakenly believe that surveillance cameras prevent crime. For "officials" to make that claim is deception. Cameras help solve crimes. They do not prevent crime. At best criminals may think twice if they know of the camera's presence. But that seldom stops unthinking ordinary criminals.

[From article]
"Officials said the main purpose of the cameras is to deter and stop terrorist plots -- but that the cameras can also help prevent everyday crimes."

Spy-der web of security
Camera system expanded to subways
New York Post
Last Updated: 6:44 PM, September 21, 2010
Posted: 3:20 AM, September 21, 2010

Justice Dept. Tries Cover Up of Black Panther Case

EDITORIAL: Black Panther case roars back to life
New evidence undermines Justice Department spin
Washington Times
September 20, 2010

Overpaid City Councilors Arrested

Bell officials arrested as prosecutors are set to file criminal charges
Jack Leonard, Ruben Vives and Richard Winton
Los Angeles Times
September 21, 2010 | 9:31 am

Technology is Amoral

Fertility drugs are one example of amoral technology that is available with no context. Police are unable to stop abuses of new technology even when there are laws in place. Police are negligently trained or intentionally refuse to enforce new laws because they require difficult protocols to gather evidence. Identity theft is a crime that people can understand. Yet police are clueless how to stop it. Criminals can steal and harm civilians while police have no methods to stop high tech crimes. Having eight babies after taking experimental drugs is not a crime. Yet the cost to society cannot be measured.

Octomom’s ‘miracle’ turns miserable before age 2

By Margery Eagan
Boston Herald
Tuesday, September 21, 2010

MA Legislature is Part Time, Gets Full-time Pay

The kind of people who run for office these days makes it questionable that anything can be changed for the better. US has a career politician class, contrary to the ideas of the founders of the nation. No citizen legislators, who have jobs to return to. Many elected officials had no job other than politician. Aides graduate from college and go to work for politicians then run for office. The Spending Other People's Money Society controls state legislatures and the US Congress.

‘Part-time’ politicians pull 2nd paycheck

By Hillary Chabot
Boston Herald
Tuesday, September 21, 2010

September 20, 2010

FBI Abused Its Power. What Else Is New.

FBI Spied on PETA, Greenpeace, Anti-War Activists
'Little or No Basis' for Terror Probes of Animal Rights, Peace Groups, Says Inspector General
ABC News
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2010

Swedish Jews Under Attack

The Plight of Swedish Jews
Posted by Ned May
Sep 20th 2010 at 12:10 pm

Sexting DA Up For Removal By Governor

Wisconsin governor considers removing 'sexting' DA
By RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press Writer
Yahoo News

Mexican Press Gives in to Drug Cartels

El Diario, biggest newspaper in Mexico's Ciudad Juarez, cedes to cartels; asks 'What can we do?'
BY Lauren Johnston
Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 4:00 AM

Sarah Palin, Stronger Than You Think;_ylt=AqMXwVwQxDTGoYLm47bshw2yFz4D;_ylu=X3oDMTJpNDV2YWM0BGFzc2V0A3RpbWUvMjAxMDA5MjAvMDg1OTkyMDIwMjE1MDAEY3BvcwMzBHBvcwMxNARzZWMDeW5fdG9wX3N0b3J5BHNsawNvcGluaW9ud2h5c2E-

Why Sarah Palin Is Stronger Than You Think
FROM: Mark Halperin
September 20, 2010

FBI Caught Lying Yet Again

Here's another example of official FBI lies. Is there no end to the criminal behavior of this alleged crime fighting organization? They lie, they frame white men for murder, they allow inforants to steal from persons with disabilities, they exploit persons with disabilities, and they allow their informants to murder people who report crimes of their informants. They are never held accountable for their criminal abuses and believe themselves to be above the law. They often say, "We are the law." The protocol for advancement in the FBI is "Mess up, move up." Insecure men work gladly for the FBI believing that Big Daddy will protect them. Ahem! While it is a crime to lie to the FBI why is it legal for the FBI to lie in official statements?

IG: FBI gave inaccurate statements on surveillance
By PETE YOST, Associated Press Writer
September 20, 2010

Delaware Dem Candidate and Bearded Marxist

Dem candidate wrote about being a bearded Marxist in college.

46 Days to Decide: Dem Candidate Coons Comes Under Scrutiny in Delaware Senate Race
Published September 17, 2010

Finland Taxes Ice Cream, Sweets

[Finnish] Government to implement planned tax on sweets, ice cream and soft drinks
Biscuits, buns, and pastries are to be exempt from taxation

Eating Healthy

[From article]
"If you eat only the foods he prescribes — mainly fresh salmon, watercress, avocado, blueberries, dark chocolate, and drink lots of green tea — you will prevent inflammation of the body at the cellular level. And since inflammation, he says, is the main cause of wrinkles and skin degeneration, eating these super-foods, along with using his topical creams and supplements, will keep you looking young, well, forever."

Skin deep: The building of Nicholas Perricone's $50 million empire
New York Post
Last Updated: 12:25 AM, September 19, 2010
Posted: 12:25 AM, September 19, 2010

Atlantic City Mogul Lives On

[From article]
"a display of the absolute control he had over local and state police, as well as every politician and most of the reporters.
[. . .]
the ultra-uptight Breakers Hotel that then was the last word in Atlantic City opulence. It was WASP only -- and when the front desk clerk got a look at the likes of Al Capone and Luciano, plus New York hoods Meyer Lansky and Nig Rosen, he flatly refused to check them in."

Rise and fall of Jazz Age titan behind HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire'
Amazing story of bigshot who made Atlantic City a mob playground
New York Post
Last Updated: 11:38 AM, September 19, 2010
Posted: 2:34 AM, September 19, 2010

Obama Exacerbates Problems

[From article]
"Western civilization is under assault, militarily and economically. Our rivals are emboldened, our friends confused, our enemies gleeful. All smell weakness from the world's lone superpower.
[. . .]
The country is broke and divided, with the exposed fault lines multiplying. The president who pledged to heal the nation instead brought a gas can to the fire.
He has exacerbated an us-against-them culture, routinely demonizing any who stand in his way. His use of personal invectives diminishes the Oval Office."

A welcome right turn
Michael Goodwin
New York Post
Last Updated: 7:10 AM, September 19, 2010
Posted: 2:13 AM, September 19, 2010

New York Republican Party

[From article]
"It's shaping up to be a disastrous year for Democrats all across America -- ex cept in the Empire State. And for that you can blame the New York Republican establishment.
[. . .]
Lazio's still the Conservative nominee, while Paladino's saddled with Lazio's running mate on the GOP line.) Meanwhile, Gillibrand will face former Westchester Rep. Joe DioGuardi -- a bland 70-year-old who hasn't won an election since he beat Bella Abzug in 1986."

NY GOP: Gang that can't vote straight
New York Post
Last Updated: 4:00 AM, September 17, 2010
Posted: 11:39 PM, September 16, 2010

Establishment Does Not Get It

[From article]
"The unlikely Tea Party victor in the Delaware GOP primary, Christine O'Donnell, gained strength from the party's attacks against her. When the National Republican Senatorial Committee said the night of her win that it wouldn't fund her, it might as well have written her an oversized, Ed McMahon-style check: Within 36 hours, she'd raised almost a million dollars online in a gigantic rude gesture toward Washington."

Republican rebels
Out to do it right this time
Rich Lowry
New York Post
Last Updated: 4:00 AM, September 17, 2010
Posted: 11:48 PM, September 16, 2010

Bank Fraud Conspiracy Exposed

[From article]
"Stretching from New Jersey to California to the South Pacific, the alleged scheme used Social Security numbers from Asian immigrants who worked in American territories, including Guam, to apply for driver’s licenses under fake names, which they then utilized to secure credit cards and bank loans."

FBI arrests dozens in raid on massive N.J. bank-fraud ring
Published: Thursday, September 16, 2010, 1:13 PM
Updated: Thursday, September 16, 2010, 6:35 PM

Sex and Shopping

[From article]
"The researchers from the University of Westminster in London hooked people up to eye-tracking devices and showed them pornographic pictures.

They then showed them clippings from sales promotions -- and found their brains reacted with just as much excitement."

Shopping really is like sex!
New York Post
Last Updated: 6:36 AM, September 17, 2010
Posted: 3:32 AM, September 17, 2010

Paladino Attacks Establishment

[From article]
"Paladino campaign manager Michael Caputo contended that "some legislators are being told to stand back by lobbyists like Alfonse D'Amato, all pigs at the trough feeding on the taxpayers' last pennies."

GOP pols told to keep Paladino 'at arm's length'
By FREDRIC U. DICKER, State Editor
New York Post
Last Updated: 11:37 AM, September 16, 2010
Posted: 3:06 AM, September 16, 2010

Paladino Speaks Freely

[From article]
"In 2008, at a gathering of education officials in Buffalo, Paladino blasted the city's school superintendent, accusing him of getting the job "because he was black."
[. . .]
Paladino refused to back down, and insisted he wasn't at all racist but was just speaking the truth.
[. . .]
Fed up with tolls on the Niagara Thruway, he took on the state and hired a lawyer, who discovered that the tolls should have come down in the 1990s. In 2006, the tolls were stopped."

Carl Paladino.
Carl Paladino.

Call Paladino crude - he won't care
New York Post
Last Updated: 11:37 AM, September 16, 2010
Posted: 3:04 AM, September 16, 2010

Police Delay Caused Deaths

[From article]
[Video embedded]
"But cops in wealthy Cheshire, Conn., failed to immediately chase Hawke-Petit's car -- despite getting a description and the direction it was headed from the teller, according to shocking testimony yesterday.

They wasted more than half an hour assessing the situation and setting up a vehicle perimeter -- time the two attackers used to strangle the mother in her living room and set the gasoline-fueled fire that claimed the lives of the two girls upstairs.
[. . .]
By the time firetrucks arrived, a full 40 minutes had elapsed since the valiant mother stood before the bank teller, composedly telling her tale of horror."

POLICE WHISTLE: A doomed Jennifer Hawke-Petit (above) tells bank manager Mary Lyons that her family is being held hostage. She had minutes earlier asked a teller to call 911. She later leaves with ransom cash.
POLICE WHISTLE: A doomed Jennifer Hawke-Petit (above) tells bank manager Mary Lyons that her family is being held hostage. She had minutes earlier asked a teller to call 911. She later leaves with ransom cash.

Teller's urgent bid to save lives
Cops' tragic delay in Connecticut clan slay
New York Post Correspondent
Last Updated: 3:25 PM, September 16, 2010
Posted: 2:59 AM, September 16, 2010

No Republican Ballots in NYC

My polling place felt like Florida
John Podhoretz
New York Post
Last Updated: 9:39 AM, September 15, 2010
Posted: 12:38 AM, September 15, 2010

Obama and Nuclear Weapons

{From article]
Western Europe has had one of its longest periods of peace under the protection of the American nuclear umbrella. Japan, one of the 20th century's biggest and most cruel conquerors, has become a peaceful nation after Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
[. . .]
Why then is President Obama pursuing international nuclear disarmament? It can't be because he thinks it'll work."

The disarmament delusion
Thomas Sowell
New York Post
Last Updated: 2:43 AM, September 15, 2010
Posted: 12:10 AM, September 15, 2010

ObamaCare's Thugs

[From article]
But the White House has been keeping tabs on critics of ObamaCare for more than a year.
[. . .]
I can only imagine the level of justifiable outrage had your predecessor asked Americans to forward e-mails critical of his policies to the White House."

The flagging operation was shut down, but federal disclosure exemptions protect the Obama administration from disclosing what was collected, who was targeted and what was done with the "fishy" database information.
[. . .]
As health costs skyrocket, doctors abandon the profession, hospitals lay off workers and private insurers shut down, the only way to quell the ObamaCare backlash will be through an even more thuggish campaign to demonize, marginalize and silence nationwide dissent."

ObamaCare's thugs
Record of squelching dissent
Michelle Malkin
New York Post
Last Updated: 2:43 AM, September 15, 2010
Posted: 12:07 AM, September 15, 2010

1100 Arrested in NJ, Outstanding Warrants

N.J. officials arrest more than 1,000 fugitives, parole absconders in summer sweep
Published: Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 6:23 PM
Updated: Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 6:23 PM

September 19, 2010

British Intelligence Attacked Holocaust Refugee Ship

MI6's Shameful Holocaust Attack
by Andrew Roberts
Daily Beast
September 16, 2010

September 18, 2010

Elderly Confession

An elderly man walks into a confessional. He tells the Priest:

Man: 'I am 92 years old, have a wonderful wife of 70 years, many children,
grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Yesterday, I picked up two college
girls, hitchhiking. We went to a motel, where I had sex with each of them
three times.'
Priest: 'Are you sorry for your sins?'
Man: 'What sins?'
Priest: 'What kind of a Catholic are you?'
Man: 'I'm Jewish.'
Priest: 'Why are you telling me all this?'
Man: 'I'm 92 years old; I'm telling everybody!'

September 17, 2010

Father Arrested Defending Disabled Daughter

Video Catches Dad Becoming School Bus Bully
Dad goes on bully tirade on a school bus
Updated 9:53 AM EDT, Fri, Sep 17, 2010

DC Reporter Fired Over Obama Reporting

 WJLA-TV's Doug McKelway
WJLA-TV's Doug McKelway (Michael Williamson - Washington Post)

WJLA-TV fires veteran anchor Doug McKelway, cites insubordination, misconduct
Paul Farhi
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, September 17, 2010

Paladino Stinks Up NY Governor Race

Carl Paladino (AP Photo/Don Heupel)
Carl Paladino (AP Photo/Don Heupel)

Paladino Charges Albany Of Stinking Things Up
CBS News New York
September 16, 2010 5:15 PM

Light Technology For Computer Processing

Computers set for quantum leap
By Clive Cookson in Birmingham
Financial Times Online
Published: September 16 2010 19:18
Last updated: September 16 2010 19:18

Harvard Campus 3rd Most Dangerous of 50

Cambridge's Harvard, MIT make top 50 campus crime list
By Auditi Guha
Cambridge Chronicle
Posted Sep 16, 2010 @ 03:55 PM
Last update Sep 16, 2010 @ 04:49 PM

September 16, 2010

HUPD Jurisdiction

Article states: "Since the incident did not occur on Harvard property, it is being investigated by the Cambridge Police Department." That suggests that HUPD has exclusive jurisdiction on Harvard property -- wishful thinking perpetrated by the HUPD and Harvard adminstrators. HUPD are campus police, sworn and negligently trained special state police officers with power to enforce state laws (but not city ordinances) on Harvard property. The Sheriff of Middlesex and the Sheriff of Suffolk made HUPD officers Deputies Sheriff grantung special powers to make traffic stops when traveling between the Boston and Cambridge campuses. City police have an informal agreement (which they deny) to allow MIT and Harvard campus police to make arrests "in the area of their campus," contrary to law. Nonetheless, Cambridge city police have jurisdiction on all matters occurring within the city including but not limited to Harvard's campus. Some city officers extend to HUPD the first response to events on campus. They act out of personal interest. It makes the city officers' lives easier not to have to address crimes on Harvard property. HUPD can ignore certain crimes. In 2009 lax enforcement by HUPD led to a murder in a Harvard dorm. HUPD officers notoriously abuse their power with no oversight from spineless Harvard administrators. HUPD officers harass critics of Harvard. They abuse their power doing personal favors for faculty members. HUPD sociopaths openly ridicule and humiliate persons they believe have disabilities. They are simply thugs with guns roaming the Harvard campus.

Male Undergrad Victim of Hate Crime

Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin

Article - Walshe Palin Part 2

Sarah Palin speaks at a Tea Party rally in Searchlight, Nevada. (Robyn Beck, AFP / Newscom)

Al Capone

Al Capone

Food Additives

The Most Dangerous Food Ingredients
by The Daily Beast Info
September 16, 2010

Harvard Invites Peretz in Spite of Muslim Slur

Harvard's Marty Peretz Problem
by Benjamin Sarlin Info
Daily Beast
Septrember 15, 2010

Police Harass Citizen Journalists

[Video embedded]

Police continue to harass citizens who record them
By: J.P. Freire
Associate Commentary Editor
Washington Examiner
09/13/10 10:10 PM EDT

Do You See What I See?

Ann Coulter
Like, Is Sarah Palin Totally Conceited?

September 15, 2010

DA Attempts Relationship with Abuse Victomi

[From article]
"Are you the kind of girl that likes secret contact with an older married elected DA ... the riskier the better?" Kratz, 50, wrote in a message to Stephanie Van Groll in October 2009. In another, he wrote: "I would not expect you to be the other woman. I would want you to be so hot and treat me so well that you'd be THE woman! R U that good?"

Kratz was prosecuting Van Groll's ex-boyfriend on charges he nearly choked her to death last year. He also was veteran chair of the Wisconsin Crime Victims' Rights Board, a quasi-judicial agency that can reprimand judges, prosecutors and police officers who mistreat crime victims."

APNewsBreak: Wis. prosecutor 'sexted' abuse victim
Associated Press Writer
September 15, 2010

September 13, 2010

Constitution Created US Government

What Does the Constitution Constitute?
by Will Morrisey
Big Government
September 13, 2010

Constitution Rules Over Sharia Law

The Constitution Trumps Islamic Law
Posted by Diana West
Big Peace
Sep 13th 2010 at 4:28 am in

Food Prices Soar, Creating Instability

Food Prices Soar Around the World, Creating Instability
Posted by John J. Xenakis
Big Peace
Sep 13th 2010 at 6:38 am

Obama Thugs Censor Criticism

Michael Barone
Gangster Government Stifles Criticism of Obamacare
September 13, 2010

UK Teen Banned From US For Life

UK Teenager Banned From America For Life Over Obscene Obama Email
Updated: Monday, 13 Sep 2010, 7:36 AM EDT
Published : Monday, 13 Sep 2010, 7:22 AM EDT
By Virginia Wheeler
The Sun (UK)

September 7, 2010

Miss Me Yet?

[From article]
"Bush ran an especially ethical administration. Before Obama even started, we had the Blago mess and the Bill Richardson, Tom Daschle, Tim Geithner and Hilda Solis ethical lapses. The Chicago crowd makes the Crawford crowd look like pikers."

Why we miss Bush
Straight shooter vs. 'yuppie' O
Victor Davis Hanson
New York Post
Last Updated: 5:35 AM, September 7, 2010
Posted: 12:13 AM, September 7, 2010

College For Everyone?

[From article]
"Is our students learning?" George W. Bush once asked, and the evidence for colleges points to no. The National Center for Education Statistics found that most college graduates are below proficiency in verbal and quantitative literacy. University of California scholars Philip Babcock and Mindy Marks report that students these days study an average of 14 hours a week, down from 24 hours in 1961.
[. . .]
Politicians of both parties have promised for years to provide college opportunities for everyone and measure progress by the percentage of students enrolled. But it's becoming clearer that college doesn't make sense for everyone.
[. . .]
A century ago, only about 2 percent of US adults graduated from college;"

The higher-ed bubble: ready to burst?
New York Post
Last Updated: 1:05 AM, September 7, 2010
Posted: 11:56 PM, September 6, 2010

Feds and Tenth Amendment

[From article]
"Ronald Reagan, said [. . .] the federal government did not create the states; the states created the federal government.”
[. . .]
Polls in recent years show local government consistently getting the thumbs-up from 60% or more of voters. Approval ratings for state government fall in the 50% to 70% range.
[. . .]
(New York state, where disapproval of Albany is running at 78%, is at the moment an exception).
[. . .]
“The American people don’t want to be governed from the left, the right or the center,” pollster Scott Rasmussen said last winter. “The American people want to govern themselves.”
[. . .]
“Real neighborhood government would not be merely advisory as is the case with Washington, DC’s neighborhood commissions,” he has written. “It would include the power to sue the city government, to incorporate, to run its own programs, to contract to provide those of city hall, and to have some measure of budgetary authority over city expenditures within its boundaries.
[. . .]
the law, like anything else, is a plaything of fashion.
[. . .]
The Tenth Amendment — the one that says powers not delegated to the US are reserved to the states or the people — is fully rested and ready for action. Maybe it’s time to dust it off and see if it still works."

States of denial
This election year, local governments are gearing up for battles against the feds
Kyle Smith
New York Post
Last Updated: 8:46 AM, September 5, 2010
Posted: 12:29 AM, September 5, 2010

Pelosi Fading

[From article]
"Speaker Nancy Pelosi is famously in no danger—she won her seat with 72 % of the vote in 2008—but it probably means something that she appears to have gone missing from the national scene. CBS, in March, had her at 11% approval among registered voters.)
[. . .]
There is not a Democrat who can say, 'I was not part of the spending explosion that threatens you and your country.' It's the one thing they can't defend themselves against. They don't want to stop spending."

How Do You Stop an Elephant Charging?
Democrats are running out of time to find an answer.
Peggy Noonan
Wall Street Journal

Bounty on Killing Americans

[From article]
"At least five Iranian companies stationed in Afghanistan are covertly funding Taliban militants, paying them salaries of $233 a month with a $1,000 bonus for killing an American soldier, according to the Sunday Times of London.

Blowing up a US military vehicle is worth $6,000, making insurgents better paid than any Afghan police officer or soldier."

Wanted: Iran's 1G bounty on US heroes
With Sunday Times of London
New York Post
Last Updated: 6:23 AM, September 5, 2010
Posted: 3:09 AM, September 5, 2010

Surprise! Repiblicans Are Alive

Harvard Crimson indicates its extreme bias for Democrats, wishful
thinking or just sloppy journalism by denying that there is any
Republican candidate for state senate for the Middlesex, Suffolk and
Essex District. According to the Cambridge election commission BARBARA
T. BUSH of Boston is the Republican candidate for the senate seat.

Dems DiDomenico and Flaherty Compete for Endorsements
By Tyler G. Hale and Julie M. Zauzmer,
Published: Tuesday, September 07, 2010

September 5, 2010

Cambridge Crime Statistics

Mark Twain: "There are lies, damn lies and then there are statistics." Why does government thrive on statistics?

Cambridge Crime At 40-Year Low
By Sofia E. Groopman,
Published: Thursday, September 02, 2010

Feminist Madness and Sarah Palin

Cambridge feminists showed their madness during the 2008 campaign. I asked three of them why they do not support Sarah palin. I said, "She is a woman." They said, "No she's not." I realized that here was another example of why facts remain unimportant to liberals. They simply ignore reality when it conflicts with their fantasies.

Will Feminists Rally Around Sarah Palin?
Her much-discussed profile contains attacks on her family life that make even some liberals cringe.
Julia Baird is a deputy editor
September 3, 2010

September 4, 2010

Tea Party is Not Radical

[From article]
"This was the revolt of the bourgeois, of the responsible, of the orderly, of people profoundly at peace with the traditional mores of American society.
[. . .]
The Tea Party's detractors want to paint it as radical, when at bottom it represents the self-reliant, industrious heart of American life.
[. . .]
the Tea Partiers are fiercely anti-establishment, and that produces political candidates who are exotic and unexpected.
[. . .]
Republicans should endeavor to be a sober and responsible party for sober and responsible people, resolutely cleaning up after the failed Obama revolution."

A bourgeois revolt
Can the GOP stay sober?
Rich Lowry
New York Post
Last Updated: 3:35 AM, September 4, 2010
Posted: 12:46 AM, September 4, 2010

Mosque Funder Gave to Hamas Front Group

[From article]
"In 1999, Elzanaty’s parents were killed in the crash of Egyptian Air Flight 990 into the Atlantic Ocean off Nantucket. Investigators concluded the flight was deliberately crashed by the first officer, with all 217 on board perishing."

'Hamas' mosque funder
6G gift to front group
New York Post
Last Updated: 10:10 AM, September 3, 2010
Posted: 5:54 AM, September 3, 2010

Israel and Jerusalem

[From article]
"Yet, from 1948 to 1967 when Jordan controlled East Jerusalem, the city was divided by barbed wire and concrete barriers. Jews were barred from their holy places. The Jordanians destroyed 58 synagogues and desecrated an ancient Jewish cemetery."

Dividing the Jews' eternal capital
New York Post
Last Updated: 8:37 AM, September 2, 2010
Posted: 11:51 PM, September 1, 2010

Palestinian History of Rejecting Peace

[From editorial]
"As prime minister a decade ago, Barak offered a better deal to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

Arafat's response: a second intifada.

"It was historic: An Israeli government had said that to get peace, there would be a Palestinian state in roughly 97 percent of the West Bank . . . and all of Gaza," Bill Clinton, who held those talks, wrote in his memoir. "The deal was so good I couldn't believe anyone would be foolish enough to let it go."

The assassin's veto
New York Post
Last Updated: 8:37 AM, September 2, 2010
Posted: September 02, 2010

Muslim Recruits in Prisons

[From article]
"The Wahabbi/Salafist sect of Islam adheres to a strict interpretation of the Koran and aims to restore the caliphate form of government, functioning under Sharia law. It views Jews and other groups of nonbelievers as infidels and enemies of Islam."

Converts to terror
The prison chaplain problem
New York Post
Last Updated: 4:01 AM, September 2, 2010
Posted: 12:03 AM, September 2, 2010

Lynne McCord Truth

Lynne McCord

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Academic Research Whistle Blower Fired

Axed prof sues NYU
Mew York Post
Last Updated: 9:38 AM, August 29, 2010
Posted: 3:44 AM, August 29, 2010

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Muslims Protest Burning Korans

Indonesian Muslims Protest Plans to Burn Quran
Associated Press
Wall Street Journal
September 4, 2010

Muslims Calls For Beheading Dutch Politician

Muslim cleric calls for beheading of Dutch politician
By Ben Berkowitz
Fri Sep 3, 2010 5:03 am ET

Obama Gets It Wrong Again

[From article]
"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." According media reports, this quote keeping Obama company on his wheat-colored carpet is from King.

Except it's not a King quote. The words belong to a long-gone Bostonian champion of social progress. His roots in the republic ran so deep that his grandfather commanded the Minutemen at the Battle of Lexington."

Oval Office rug gets history wrong
By Jamie Stiehm
Washington Post
Saturday, September 4, 2010

Police Flack Changed After Race Remarks

Police spokeswoman moved after remarks on fairgrounds fights

Des Moines Register
September 3, 2010

September 3, 2010

Four Texas FBI Agents Arrested

FBI Agents Behaving Badly in Texas
September 1, 2010
AOL News

MA State House Quote of The Week

Is this like Nancy Pelosi promoting the idea that "We have to pass the bill in order to learn what is in it?
Or like the Cambridge MA City Council. When confronted with notice that they are violating state laws, the response of the City Council is "Will you shut up?"

Recap and analysis of the week in state government

By Jim O’Sullivan



“We presume that the Legislature acts with full knowledge of existing laws.” – Justice Margot Botsford, writing for the majority in the Supreme Judicial Court ruling, a 4-2 split decision, to approve the permitting process behind Cape Wind. Whoa there, Judge. Her Honor might want to spend a little time in the House Gallery in the closing hours of formal sessions. Not only are lawmakers, most of them, acting without full knowledge of existing laws, they’re not even acting with half knowledge of the nascent laws in front of them. This is what happens when the three discrete branches of government do not sufficiently familiarize themselves with the other.

Sleep Deprivation Causes Decline?

Nothing new here. It is well known that sleep deprivation and sleep interruption causes the mind to deteriorate faster than taking hallucinogens. Is that why organized crime and police use high tech weapons to harass political activists and unpopular American citizens? Getting over the false belief that psychiatrists only heal humans would be a great start to ending the criminal abuses of psychiatry and their police partners in crime.

Online night-owls 'risk mental illness': Sleepless nights blamed for rise in teen depression
By Mail (UK) Foreign Service
Last updated at 11:15 PM on 1st September 2010

Does Obama Protect Drug Cartels?

Does this suggest that Legal Wizard Eric Holder and Barry "Hope and Change" Obama are protecting Mexican Drug Cartels?

[From article]
"The federal government has posted signs along a major interstate highway in Arizona, more than 100 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, warning travelers the area is unsafe because of drug and alien smugglers, and a local sheriff says Mexican drug cartels now control some parts of the state."

Signs in Arizona warn of smuggler dangers
Drivers advised to travel north
By Jerry Seper and Matthew Cella
The Washington Times
8:58 p.m., Tuesday, August 31, 2010

September 2, 2010

Environmental Wacko Takes Hostages Killed by Police

[Video embedded]

Environmental Militant Killed by Police at Discovery Channel Headquarters
Police Say All Hostages Are Safe, Gunman James Lee Shot Dead
ABC News
Sept. 1, 2010

September 1, 2010

How US Solved Israeli Dispute with Palestinians

How the U.S. Solved the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
National Review
August 27, 2010 12:46 P.M.
By John R. Miller

Ann Coulter: Obama Is Not A Muslim

Ann Coulter
Obama Is Not A Muslim

Government Propaganda

Psywar Film Reveals The Hidden Battle for Your Mind
Source: Metanoia Films/The Exposure Room,

August 25, 2010

The new documentary "Psywar," featuring CMD founder John Stauber, explores corporate and government use of propaganda and public relations to manipulate American people. The movie explores how the U.S. government staged events to manipulate public opinion about the Iraq war, like the rescue of Private Jessica Lynch, the supposedly spontaneous mob that pulled over the larger-than-life statue of Saddam Hussein in Iraq. It also discusses the Pentagon pundit scandal, and the hidden activities of the Rendon Group, a PR firm specializing in spinning war. The film exposes government and corporate activities to blur the lines between real news and fake news, as well as the development over time of public relations misinformation campaigns, strategic corporate campaigns to generate goodwill and the perception of good works, the use of staged photo-ops, and other manipulative PR tools that have turned the land of the free and the home of the brave into a place where citizens are now manipulated with great efficiency, and on a massive scale. Watch the entire film for free online here.

Telecom Companies Make You Pay for Nothing

Telecoms Force Customers to Pay for Nothing
Source: Los Angeles Times,
August 31, 2010

Phone money

Time Warner Cable has figured how to make customers pay more for a "service" that consists of doing absolutely nothing: it doubled its fee to not print customers' names in the phone book. Time Warner now charges $1.99 a month, or almost $24 a year, for an unlisted number. Verizon charges $1.75 a month not to list your name in its phone book, and AT&T charges $1.25 a month not to provide the same service. Why charge a fee every month, when the request is made once, carried out with a few keystrokes, and then is done? Jim Gordon, a spokesman for Time Warner, says "It's a recurring service that you're provided throughout the month." This means Time Warner charges customers for a service that consists of doing nothing, and since they don't do anything month after month, they keep charging you for a "recurring service." Even worse, Time Warner doesn't even print its own phone book. It pays Sprint to compile its customers' names and numbers, and then give them to companies that do print directories. So Time Warner is charging people $1.99 a month not to be in a book they don't even produce. In 2009, a California State Senator introduced legislation to prohibit telecom companies from charging fees for unlisted numbers, arguing that it should not cost customers more to protect their privacy, but the legislator abandoned the bill after phone and cable companies lobbied against it.

Arizona Dangerous, Obama Yawns

Signs in Arizona warn of smuggler dangers
Drivers advised to travel north
By Jerry Seper and Matthew Cella
The Washington Times
8:58 p.m., Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Acid Thrown in Woman's Face

[From article]
"Police said the assailant was described as a black woman between 25 and 35, who wore a green shirt and khaki shorts, The Columbian reported. She had medium-length black hair that was pulled back."

Acid attacker: 'Hey pretty girl, do you want to drink this?'
Wash. woman in serious condition after unprovoked attack in Vancouver staff and news service reports
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
September 1, 2010

Are Cambridge Schools Run By the FBI?

Cambridge runs its public schools as abusive Wall Street moguls run corporations, and as the FBI is run. The over-riding principle is "Mess up, move up."

Cambridge's Haggerty School principal departs amidst controversial reign
By Jen Thomas
Cambridge Chronicle
Posted Sep 01, 2010 @ 11:48 AM
Last update Sep 01, 2010 @ 01:47 PM