November 30, 2010

Why Don't Horses Have Good Lawyers?

[From article]
"Saudi King Abdullah is reported to have suggested during a March 19 meeting with U.S. counterterrorism advisor John Brennan that surgically implanted chips could help monitor released Guantanamo detainees.

“ ‘I’ve just thought of something,’ the King added, and proposed implanting detainees with an electronic chip containing information about them and allowing their movements to be tracked with Bluetooth,” the cable states.

“ ‘This was done with horses and falcons,’ the King said,” according to the released document.

To which, Brennan reportedly replied, “horses don’t have good lawyers.”

Wikileaks papers could be used by Al Qaeda, analysts warn

By Michelle Shephard
National Security Reporter
The Star (Toronto Canada)
Published On Sun Nov 28 2010

Private Prison Abuses Exposed

Corrections Director fails to recognize that prison guards universally tend to abuse their power over prisoners. Psychological experiments by Philip Zimbardo at Stanford University
prove humans abuse their power over others. This prison boss is in denial (or perhaps just ignorant of what he should be aware).

[From article]
Idaho Department of Correction Director Brent Reinke said "The Board of Correction acknowledges that when you put a group of people who have a history of criminal behavior together in one place, it is likely you will have problems. But that doesn't mean we should tolerate them," Reinke wrote.

AP Enterprise: Guards shown watching inmate attack
Nov 30, 5:44 AM (ET)

MA Courts May Open to Bloggers' Cameras

SJC unveils proposal to expand use of cameras in courtrooms
Move to aid blog, Web reporting
By John R. Ellement
Boston Globe Staff
November 30, 2010

All-American Kid In Jail

Because he is an "All-American regular kid," is why he is in jail. All-American kids are not politically correct. If he was a minority (or at least a woman) there would be demonstrations to have him released.

[From article]
"This is the most normal, everyday, All-American regular kid, and for this to happen to him is a disgrace," Larry Aitken said. "It's a disgrace of society."

Posted on Tue, Nov. 30, 2010
Family: New Jersey man serving 7 years for guns he owned legally
Philadelphia Daily News 856-779-3231

Chicago Transit Riders Use Dead People's Passes

No wonder Chicago produces corrupt politicians. Chicago voters elect politicians that reflect who they are. Are they imitating Massachusetts, or vice versa?,0,5929138.story

Fraud found in senior free-ride program
Some using transit ID cards issued to people who have died
By Richard Wronski,
Chicago Tribune reporter
9:01 p.m. CST, November 29, 2010

Sheriff, Like Rangel, Stayed Too Long

One more official who stayed too long in office and became part of the problem; like Charles Rangel a reformer who became a symptom of what is wrong with government in the USA. Being Sheriff in Middlesex is a challenge itself. The county was dissolved due to corruption. Led by the Mendacious Republic of Cambridge and Harvard University the area lacks officials with rectitude. The few honest officials are a weak silent minority. Corrupt US officials in MA are led by the Boston FBI -- run by organized crime. There is little hope for any changes in this state.

Amid turmoil, sheriff is found dead
By Christine Mcconville, Marie Szaniszlo, Dave Wedge and O’Ryan Johnson
Boston Herald
Sunday, November 28, 2010

Columbia Psychiatrist Promotes Memory Loss

Memory loss occurs with meditation? Sounds like psychiatry is promoting memory loss. Will the product of college degrees be erased? What a wonderful way to make college a complete waste of time. Can't get a job with memory. This device will make it impossible. Good marketing can sell anything. Coke or Pepsi? H.L. Mencken reminded us that no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people. If this device sells it will prove Mencken right again.

[From article]
"But it has major side effects—memory loss, for instance
[. . .]
An enthusiastic convert to the device, Dr. Richard Brown, a psychiatrist at Columbia University, characterizes the effect on brain waves as being similar to that of meditation."

Do-It-Yourself Shock Therapy
by Casey Schwartz
Daily Beast
November 30, 2010

Politicians Prefer Clueless Voters

But, but, but ... If people know, how can the duly elected legal political leadership educate the voters on what needs to be done? I mean, like, you know, if voters know stuff who needs leaders to think for them? They might vote based on what they know instead of what they don't know. Then how can we get re-elected? This is a seriously dangerous matter that must end now. No more information for people who want to know.

Mass. backs off threat to blogger that posted data
By Associated Press
Boston Herald
Friday, November 12, 2010

Freedom Fighters?

Hezbollah are freedom fighters trying to establish a nation under the rule of law. AHHHHEMM!

Hezbollah: We won’t accept arrests
By Associated Press
Boston Herald
Thursday, November 11, 2010

Cambridge Voters Intelligent, Uninformed

Cambridge electorate is not stupid. It is mostly uninformed. Some who are informed condone city government's relaxed rectitude. They give campaign money so that local police and politicians leave them alone. There are few reformers in this city of upper class elitists.

Cambridge Considers Increasing Marijuana Possession Fines
By Soyoung Kim
Harvard Crimson
Published: Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Counting Votes More Important Than Voting

Mr. Carr remains focused on who voted rather than on who counted the votes. Nothing to see here folks keep moving along. Just some ballots we found in the closet.

But who voted for them?

By Howie Carr
Boston Herald
Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Ignored Vulnerable Citizens Denied Access to Courts

After 20 years of the ADA, and 37 years of the Rehabilitation Act (applies to US Taxpayer funded entities, e.g., state courts) a woman is denied access (a First Amendment Right) to the courts in the one-party liberal state of MA. Nothing new here. Court rules, rules of evidence, lawyers and judges accept the exclusion of persons with disabilities every day, while earning money denying persons with disabilities their rights. The Disability Law Center comments. For how many years has that non profit accepted taxpayer funding while ignoring this institutionalized abomination? Millions of taxpayer dollars are given each year to lawyers who fail to fight these barriers? Why is the attorney for the Mass Office on Disabilities silent? Why is the MA AG's Disabilty Rights Division silent? Why do local Disability offices (e.g., Boston, Cambridge) and the MCAD allow this unlawful abuse?

Pride at stake in competency fight

By Margery Eagan
Boston Herald
Tuesday, November 9, 2010

November 29, 2010

Obama Ignores Terrorism Aggression in Lebanon

[From article]
"A lone Lebanese hero cop, Wissam Eid, pieced together compelling evidence against top Hezbollah operatives who were contracted by Syria to assassinate former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005. But Eid's "reward" was to himself be assassinated in 2008 -- while Hezbollah is now the most powerful force in Lebanon.

This is what happens when the United States does nothing.
[. . .]
Last week, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and others published detailed reports on the evidence against Hezbollah - which in response threatened to march on Beirut and take the country over if any of its members gets indicted."

Killers on the rise
UN indictments don't faze Hez
Benny Avni
New York Post
Last Updated: 4:47 AM, November 29, 2010
Posted: 10:32 PM, November 28, 2010

CAIR Exploits US Laws

[From editorial]
"Among the evidence presented by the government, as described by Judge Solis, was a document identifying CAIR as a working organization of the Palestine Committee, which was created by the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Brotherhood’s objective, according to its own document, is “a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within . . . so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all religions.”

CAIR's Jihad
New York Post
Last Updated: 5:16 AM, November 28, 2010
Posted: November 28, 2010

Repeating a Lie Creates Big Business

[From article]
"one of the most aggressive, lucrative, bewildering and often just plain useless sales forces humanity has ever seen - call it the ADHD-industrial complex.
[. . .]
The ADHD industry's exuberance matches the vulnerability of its target market: millions of desperate parents who, given the strongly hereditary nature of ADHD, are often just as distracted and impulsive as their progeny."

For ADHD, lots of snake oil, but no miracle cure
By Katherine Ellison
Washington Post
Sunday, November 21, 2010

Double Standard on Transgendered

[From article]
"Our sports media can't seem to locate anyone in their good-for-you coverage that would even whisper that this is . . . weird. That's apparently hate speech.
[. . .]
If it takes such "courage" for Kye Allums to become honored as a public example, why does it seem that no one has the courage (or fairness in the media) to oppose or even question this war on reality?"

Gender-bending athletics
L. Brent Bozell III
Last Updated: 4:51 AM, November 27, 2010
Posted: 10:26 PM, November 26, 2010

Demonizing An Easily Duplicated Product

[From article]
"Neither study clarified whether the difference was due to the caffeine or to the pre-existing tendencies of hard partiers who are attracted to drinks they believe will help keep them going all night long.
[. . .]
Four Loko was linked to a disfavored group -- reckless, hedonistic "young people" -- and everything about it was viewed in that light."

Loco over Four Loko
Moral panic behind the ban
Jacob Sullum
New York Post
Last Updated: 4:51 AM, November 27, 2010
Posted: 10:24 PM, November 26, 2010

November 28, 2010

TSA Killing Airline Industry,0,1762581.story

Crowded airliners and enhanced airports security cause shift to charter jets and rental cars
By Hugo Martín,
Los Angeles Times
November 29, 2010

Alan Simpson, Seniors Are Greedy

"We had the greatest generation -- I think this is the greediest generation," he said.

Al Simpson speaks out against debt committee critics, political climate
By Jeremy Pelzer (Casper WY)
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 12:32 pm

November 27, 2010

TSA Spreads Germs

My concern is picking up germs from the dirty floors after being forced to remove shoes.

[From article]
"There is no doubt that bacteria (staph, strep, v.cholerae etc.) and viruses (noro, enteroviruses, herpes, hepatitis A and papilloma viruses) can be spread by contaminated vinyl or latex gloves," Dr. Thomas Warner of Wisconsin told WND in a letter to the editor.
[. . .]
"TSA agents are not trained as medical personnel. Just as they don't seem to grasp the Bill of Rights, they also may not understand how infectious disease is spread. They aren't medical personnel; they're Big Brother enforcers who have likely never been taught the principles of how to conduct a sterile body search," the commentary said.
[. . .]
On a TSA blog promoting the agency's actions and policies, one screener explained, "Changing gloves is fairly simple ... . When I gate screen I carry about 10-12 pairs in my pockets."

Respondents to the comment were outraged, "That's just plain disgusting and most certainly not acceptable ... procedures as set forth by the CDC for usage of gloves for protection," said one. "Reasoning being is that the bacteria count in your pockets is about the same is your mouth or armpit."

Wrote another forum participant, "Those gloves are soiled if they come out of your pockets and before handling my stuff you will be expected to obtain a clean, from the original container, pair. ... Who knows what filth inhabits your pockets!"

Doctors sound TSA germ alert
Dangers include syphilis, lice, viruses, ringworm
Posted: November 24, 2010 9:09 pm Eastern

Politician Attacks Newspaper

Re-elected by mindless voters in MA, the Honorable Barney Frank revealed that the Boston Herald is irrelevant. Perhaps but at least the editors there try to inform their readers and taxpayers. Unlike Mr. Frank and the Globe editors who continue to mislead and to deceive the voters. A deceived voter will always vote for a Democrat, because they vote for a media image.

Kujo, it’s about time your luck ran out

By Howie Carr
Boston Herald
Friday, November 5, 2010

Speaking For Most People . . .

"The majority of people in the United States support the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, but the fiscal mood of the country pushed voters to chose more conservative candidates, according to Greenwald." How does he know this? Does he make that up as other politicians do? Yes I meant other, since all Harvard professors are politicians.

Changes in Congress Affect Harvard Issues
By Zoe A. Y. Weinberg and Xi Yu,
Published: Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Propaganda As News

If Bob Woodward can use anonymous sources for White House discussions Gawker can use the same standards. How much of journalism is factual these days? Most is propaganda anyway.

When Gawker Strikes
Disclosure of O’Donnell’s private life was necessary, despite reprehensible timing
By The Harvard Crimson Staff
Published: Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Genius Pulls Gun at Memorial Service

Thoughtful place to pull a gun. Was it at a cemetery?

Florida fugitive arrested in Mass. in memorial shots
By Associated Press
Boston Herald
Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Candidates Spin Facts

Soothsayers Emily Rooney and Chris Matthews see the world through liberal filters. Whatever they say can be relied upon as spin repeating the Democratic Party line. That is not to say that conservative politicians and corporate leaders do not spin facts as well and as often. Government and private entities intentionally mislead and deceive ordinary citizens. That prevents solving problems. Rooney and Matthews are part of the problem not the solution. They are too close to politicians to be able to speak truth; two of many journalists who mislead voters and taxpayers. Solving problems is a business. Not solving them makes the search last forever. As Howie Carr observes the protocol is "Don't kill the job."

Charlie Baker camp spins Chris Matthews, Emily Rooney reports
By State House News Service / Election Day Notebook
Boston Herald
Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Conformity Rules Massachusetts

Eagan recognizes conformity rules MA. Because liberals fear drawing attention to themselves they go along with the elected criminal class whatever they promote. Thinking citizens and taxpayers in MA are waking up to the fact that liberals who run MA government have no clothes.

Barney Frank’s Brookline stronghold flirts with Sean Bielat

By Margery Eagan
Boston Herald
Tuesday, November 2, 2010

There's Ethics, Then There's Ethics

MA legislature has an ethics committee which only takes complaints from members. In the film Charlie Wilson's War, Wilson was appointed to the Ethics Committee of the US House. He spent much of his time in hot tubs with young women sipping bourbon. Perhaps the same kind of person is chosen to be on these commissions in MA. It does explain why so many appearances of ethical violations remain unaddressed.

Ethics board costs fortune yet does little

By Jessica Van Sack
Boston Herald
Friday, October 29, 2010

Snitching for Thee But Not For Me?

Nee raises a great point regarding the way that politicians stick together-the thick swamp line? They expect teenagers to snitch on their colleagues but the politicians remain silent about their colleagues' misdeeds. Politicians, doctors, academics and lawyers seldom snitch on their colleagues. Do police snitch on police?

Cop union president Thomas Nee blasts councilor Mike Ross over video criticism
By O’Ryan Johnson
Boston Herald
Thursday, October 28, 2010

Only One Corrupt Official Found in Massachusetts

Only one official arrested for soliciting bribes? Wilkerson. Turner. That's three. Only three out of thousands? It must be the intense scrutiny from District Attorneys and the AG's office over the last 20 years. No police officers? Too much scrutiny. How's a working man to survive?

Welfare worker accused in bribes-for-benefits scheme
By Marie Szaniszlo
Boston Herald
Thursday, October 28, 2010

November 26, 2010

Calls For Holder to Resign

EDITORIAL: Forcing Holder out
Respected officials call for attorney general's resignation
2:02 a.m., Friday, November 26, 201

ACORN Convictions

18 Former ACORN Workers Have Been Convicted or Admitted Guilt in Election Fraud
Published November 26, 2010

Whipped Cream Booze

Alcoholic Whipped Cream Causes Buzz On Campus
WFTV (Orlando FL)
Posted: 3:27 pm EST November 25, 2010
Updated: 6:25 pm EST November 25, 2010

Elderly Losing Medical Care

Doctors say Medicare cuts force painful decision about elderly patients
By N.C. Aizenman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, November 26, 2010; 12:02 AM

New Testosterone For Men

Australian Firm To Sell World's First Armpit Testosterone Lotion In US
Updated: Friday, 26 Nov 2010, 11:30 AM EST
Published : Friday, 26 Nov 2010, 8:43 AM EST
By Jane Lee

Union Gains $3.4 billion from GM Stock

Auto Worker's Union Gains $3.4 billion from GM Stock, while taxpayers lag behind.

GM's union recovering after stock sale
Taxpayers and investors not as fortunate as UAW
By Patrice Hill
The Washington Times
NOvember 25, 2010

Tunnel in San Diego Used For Drugs

Sophisticated drug tunnel found in San Diego
Nov 25, 11:14 PM (ET)

Israeli Customs

By the Israeli humorist, Efraim Kishon:

Israel is a country surrounded on all sides by enemies, but the people's headaches are caused by the neighbors upstairs.

Israel is the only country in the world where the coffee is already so good that Starbucks went bankrupt trying to break into the local market.

Israel is one of the few places in the world where the sun sets into the Mediterranean Sea

Israel is the only country in the world whose soldiers eat three sets of salads a day, none of which contain any lettuce (which is not really a food), and where olives ARE a food and even a main course in a meal, rather than something one tosses into a martini.

Israel is the only country in the world where one is unlikely to dig a cellar without hitting ancient archaeological artifacts.

Israel is the only country in the world where the leading writers in the country take buses.

Israel is the only country in the world where the graffiti is in Hebrew.

Israel is the only country in the world that has a National Book Week, during which almost everyone attends a book fair and buys books.

Israel is a country where the same drivers who cuss you and flip you the bird will immediately pull over and offer you all forms of help if you look like you need it.

Israel is the only country in the world with bus drivers and taxi drivers who read Spinoza and Maimonides.

Israel is the only country in the world where no one cares what rules say when an important goal can be achieved by bending them.

Israel is the only country in the world where reservists are bossed around and commanded by officers, male and female, younger than their own children.

Israel is the only country in the world where "small talk" consists of loud, angry debate over politics and religion.

Israel is the only country in the world where the ultra-Orthodox Jews beat up the police and not the other way around.

Israel is the only country in the world where inviting someone "out for a drink" means drinking cola, coffee or tea..

Israel is the only country in the world where bank robbers kiss the mezuzah as they leave with their loot..

Israel is one of the few countries in the world that truly likes and admires the United States.

Israel is the only country in the world that introduces applications of high-tech gadgets and devices, such as printers in banks that print out your statement on demand, years ahead of the United States and decades ahead of Europe .

Israel is the only country in the world where everyone on a flight gets to know one another before the plane lands. In many cases, they also get to know the pilot and all about his health or marital problems.

Israel is the only country in the world where no one has a foreign accent because everyone has a foreign accent.

Israel is the only country in the world where people cuss using dirty words in Russian or Arabic because Hebrew has never developed them.

Israel is the only country in the world where patients visiting physicians end up giving the doctor advice.

Israel is the only country in the world where everyone strikes up conversations while waiting in lines.

Israel is the only country in the world where people call an attaché case a "James Bond" and the "@" sign is called a "strudel".

Israel is the only country in the world where there is the most mysterious and mystical calm ambience in the streets on Yom Kippur, which cannot be explained unless you have experienced it.

Sunsets in Jerusalem are gorgeous every evening.

Israel is the only country in the world where people read English, write Hebrew, and joke in Yiddish.

Gangs of New York

Gangs of New York, a film directed by Martin Scorsese.
This fictional history of New York City in the 19th Century shows a taste of the violence which preceeded the current politically correct period in history. Cameron Diaz provides a dazzling performance as a pick-pocket and woman of the Five Points. Boss Tweed appears as a rational man compared to the gangs that ruled the City then. Too much detailed blood and gore.

November 25, 2010

Rudeness Costs

Incivility Can Have Costs Beyond Hurt Feelings
New York Times
Published: November 19, 2010

Racism Is a Business For Some

Let’s Rescue the Race Debate
New York Times
Published: November 19, 2010

Harvard Students, Alumni on Racism

Revealing comments (below article) which indicate lack of common sense, lack of self awarness and holier than thou arrogant attitudes of Harvard students and alumni. They are often shocked to find racism (which remains undefined) in Boston, MA in the United States of America which is known as a RACIST NATION, A RACIST STATE AND A RACIST CITY. Who was leading the nation that included slavery in the Constitution? Were any Harvard men among the founders?

Club Shuts Down Party for Black Harvard and Yale Students
Harvard Crimson
Published: Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tea Party Targets Obama Corporate Supporters

Washington Whispers
Next Tea Party Target: Corporate America
By Paul Bedard
US News & World Report
Posted: November 22, 2010

Big Sis Bringing Cameras to Houston

Smile, if you're in downtown Houston
Homeland Security picking up tab for 250-300 surveillance cameras
Copyright 2010 Houston Chronicle
Nov. 24, 2010, 10:15PM

Protection from Electronic Theft

Walt Augustinowicz's website is at

Electronic pickpocketing puts your credit cards at risk
Preston Rudie
WTSP-TV News (Tampa St. Peterburg FL)
November 25, 2010

CA Gangs Fearless

[From article]
"gang members robbed a public bus at gunpoint, shot out the window of a sheriff’s patrol car and fired at a sheriff’s helicopter."

Spike in gang crimes plagues CA’s Coachella Valley
By Associated Press
Boston Herald
Thursday, November 25, 2010

MA Probation Department Scandal

Brownsberger says, "Jack O'Brien was leading a new community corrections programs and I perceived that he genuinely felt that he had an important mission."

This is a pattern in government where men like Charles Rangel who started his career as a reformer of abuses by his predecessor Adam Clayton Powell Jr., became a symptom of what is wrong with the US House of Representatives.

Obama pleaded for hope and change appealing to the best of humans, but abused the trust of his supporters to mislead them and to create boondoggles which may destroy the US system of government. How can anyone tell who is a fraud and who is a decent human with integrity? That does not ensure that any person will have common sense which is just as important. But even if they are sincere what stops them from changing for "the greater good." "It is why I need more power to do more good," and then they become the problem not the solution. If you pay attention to the content and how these officials speak you can see them lying, but not everyone takes to time to scrutinize them.

Brownsberger says, "The question of how we set appropriate boundaries for legislative contacts with agencies deserves sustained attention."

That is why Cambridge MA has the Plan E form of Government, to address such abuses. Councilors are prohibited from communicating directly with city officials except for informational purposes by statute. They must go through the City Manager. They do not always respect that barrier but even when they do it does not prevent abuses. The City Manager and the councilors do favors for each other. That is how legislatures work, isn't it? Laws are passed as favors between members. "I'll vote for your bill if you vote for mine?"

When will journalists, who have serious credibility issues themselves, begin to direct attention toward integrity and toward common sense of candidates? Many Harvard and MIT affiliates have superior intelligence and knowledge. But they lack common sense. Isn't this a problem with the current US White House and TSA? You can't legislate integrity or common sense.

Guest commentary: A long nightmare in probation
By Rep. Will Brownsberger
Cambridge Chronicle
Posted Nov 25, 2010 @ 07:06 AM

Bob Dylan Was Great Because

[From article]
"Nobody seemed to know what the hell Bob Dylan was singing half the time, but it was clear that everyone liked the way he sang it."

Simple twists of great
Dan Aquilante
New York Post
Last Updated: 1:40 PM, November 24, 2010
Posted: 10:38 PM, November 23, 2010

Sunbathing Defense

Sun-bathing defense is information [Barry Switzer] traded on was innocently overheard while he was sun-bathing in the stands of an Oklahoma track meet.

Fed's insider fight
New York Post
Last Updated: 2:46 AM, November 24, 2010
Posted: 12:04 AM, November 24, 2010

Major Corporate Fraud Case Settled

Just an ordinary American struggling to make ends meet.

[From article]
"Alexander was charged with illegally pocketing $138 million since the 1990s by backdating stock options at the Long Island-based firm, which he built into a $1 billion annual business by developing voicemail technology for cell phones.
[. . .]
The Alexander family lives openly in a posh golf-course estate and travels freely in the impoverished country, where more than half its people live on subsistence farms on per-capita income of $155 a year."

'Kobi' ponies up $54M for fraud
New York Post
Last Updated: 2:46 AM, November 24, 2010
Posted: 11:57 PM, November 23, 2010

Newspaper Executive Threatens Gal Pal

What happened to all those wimpy publishing executives?

[From article]
"A top publishing executive at AM New York, part of the Cablevision-owned Newsday Media Group, was arrested at the freebie newspaper's Manhattan offices on Thursday for a domestic violence assault and attempted strangulation of his girlfriend.

Ronald Spears, 38, who is the national sales director of AM New York,
[. . .]
is alleged to have brandished a frying pan, pushed his girlfriend to the ground and attempted to strangle her while screaming, "I am going to teach you not to mess with me,"

AM New York exec Spears arrested for assault
Media Ink
Keith Kelly
New York Post
Last Updated: 3:42 AM, November 25, 2010
Posted: 12:01 AM, November 24, 2010

Oracle Awarded $1.6 billion for Software theft

Oracle awarded $1.3 billion for SAP software theft
Reporting by Dan Levine
Editing by Edwin Chan and Steve Orlofsky
November 23, 2010

ObamaCare Is as Bad As Opponents Said

[From article]
"The leaders of the American Medical Association (that pathetic organization of bureaucrats and lobbyists) sold its support for President Obama's health-care "reforms" for a promise to permantently repeal these cuts -- and was promptly disappointed. The so-called "doctor fix" didn't make it into the reform law because it cost too much by Washington's eccentric accounting standards."

Why docs are running from Medicare
New York Post
Last Updated: 12:23 AM, November 24, 2010
Posted: 11:16 PM, November 23, 2010

Why W.F. Buckley, Jr. Wrote

[From article]
"The theory -- perhaps by now it seems like a quaint anachronism -- on which the nation was founded is, or was: Government is instituted to protect pre-existing natural rights essential to the pursuit of happiness.
[. . .]
The average American has regular contact with the federal government at three points -- the IRS, the post office and the TSA. Start with that fact if you are formulating a unified field theory to explain the public's current political mood."

Buckley: Promoted value of complaining.
Buckley: Promoted value of complaining.

Groping for a new American freedom
George Will
New York Post
Last Updated: 4:31 AM, November 22, 2010
Posted: 10:40 PM, November 21, 2010

Mexican Drug Violence Extends to Wealthy Suburbs

Unlike Americans, Mexicans, and Colombians are concerned about police corruption.

[From article]
"increasingly horrific violence spilling into daily life and claiming civilians, while politicians and journalists are either silenced or killed.
[. . .]
The Zetas control the local police, Pascual said. Other police forces aligned with the Gulf cartel in the fight against them.
[. . .]
About half of the 750 police officers in Monterrey have been fired on suspicion of links to organized crime.
[. . .]
In March, two students at the prestigious Monterrey Tech University, Mexico's equivalent of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, died when they were caught in a gunfight between soldiers and gunmen outside the campus.
[. . .]
"In Italy, in Colombia, things calmed down among the cartels, among the mafia, when people took to the streets and said, `Enough!'" he said.

Mexico's modern city succumbs to drug violence
By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press
Associated Press writers Mark Walsh in Monterrey and Katherine Corcoran in Mexico City
contributed to this report.
November 25, 2010

November 24, 2010

Reported Threat to President

[From article]
he “was thinking of traveling to Washington, DC, to shoot the President (Obama) because he is not doing enough to help African Americans,”

Vet, 77, Busted For Obama Death Threat
Wanted to shoot president for “what he has done to this country”
Smoking Gun
November 24, 2010

Afghan Fools NATO, Steals Money

[From article]
"It’s not him,” said a Western diplomat in Kabul intimately involved in the discussions. “And we gave him a lot of money.”

Taliban Leader in Secret Talks Was an Impostor
New York Times
Published: November 22, 2010

Theft of Charity

Too much theft and fraud after disasters when people of good will send their money. Why is it so difficult to find people who will not steal money meant for innocent victims of nature? When will a way be found to give political power to persons with integrity instead of to evil minded men who speak in high minded rhetoric? Contemporary journalists fail to identify the crooks before they get elected. Journalists are as elitist and corrupt as the political leaders.

Helping Haiti Help Itself
After the earthquake, enable Haitians to make progress on their own terms
By Meredith C. Baker
Harvard Crimson
Published: Thursday, October 28, 2010

Clueless Voters, Arrogant Elitist Officials

Bill Maher, John Kerry and Obama lament the stupidity of Amercian voters. Would they limit voting rights to those with Ivy League degrees? Rather than helping to educate these "stupid" people, the elitist trio continues to mislead and to deceive them. Perhaps the problem is that too many people misplaced their trust in politicians and TV bozos.

Too Busy for Democracy?
Irreverence for voting is a disgrace to the American legacy
By Jacob J. Cedarbaum
Harvard Crimson
Published: Thursday, October 28, 2010

Harvard Campus Cops Violent Toward Elders

“to any individuals engaging in violent activity in our community,” Davis said. “We will continue our ceaseless efforts to hold violent perpetrators accountable.” Sounds great. Will this effort be applied equally to police employees who harass persons with disabilities? Will it apply to Harvard University's depraved special campus cops who abuse their power, torment and insult persons with disabilities and elder citizens?

Reread my comment. "Davis said, We will continue our ceaseless efforts to hold violent perpetrators accountable." I asked if that applies to special Harvard cops, "violent perpetrators," who as Deputies Sheriff are empowered to make traffic stops when traveling between Cambridge and Boston campuses. As special state police they are empowered to make arrests of state law violations (not city ordinances) on Harvard property. Working with local police Harvard campus cops extend their jurisdiction contrary to law. When they are in Boston, Commissioner Davis' announced policy on "violent perpetrators" should apply to violent Harvard campus cop perpetrators. Are Harvard campus cops not like the rest? Do they never abuse their power with the cooperation of city and state police? Lawlessness of special state police officers in the commonwealth needs scrutiny from real police officers. Unlikely in this state.

Police launch South End gang, guns sweep
By O’Ryan Johnson
Boston Herald
Thursday, October 28, 2010

Obnoxious Lawyer Exhibits All The Wrong Character Traits

Rational attorney (Ahem!) Sussman says, "an agency that claims they have had no bullets fired in 20 years. What experience to they have to conduct this?” Using that rationale, have the parents of the deceased any experience with hiring obnoxious lawyers who make wild claims after their son was shot dead by police? If the car is evidence of a crime why would police hand it over to the defense? Does this annoying lawyer want to make the car inadmissable? Why is this loud-mouthed attorney trying this case in the media? Does he fear the laws of the state? He proclaims he does not trust the police. Why does he trust the media? Are they less corrupt? Stop banging the table and reveal what laws are being and were violated and by whom.

D.J.’s parents demand cops turn over investigation
By Edward Mason
Boston Herald
Thursday, October 28, 2010

Homeland Security Led By Bozos

What purpose does making all passengers, take off their shoes and walk on dirty floors serve? Is the objective to spread the germs around as Obama wants to spread the wealth? Mindless bureaucrats make up the rule. First Janet Reno now Janet Napolitano shows her irrational thought processes. Barney Frank would ask, "On what planet do (does she) you live?"

Critics slam U.S. security demands
By Associated Press
Boston Herald
Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tea Party Promotes US Constitution

Some Tea Party supporters in MA refuse to admit it. Civilians disgusted with waste and corruption of state government are threatened by Harvard thugs and government thugs to "get out of here" because they support Tea Party goals and candidates. MA government is run by criminal thugs with guns and badges. Electing strong people who will stand up to these thugs will take a lot of effort. Exposing their criminal journalist enablers will help the process along.

Therese Murray cozies up to Tea Partiers

By Hillary Chabot
Boston Herald
Thursday, October 28, 2010

Government Character Assassination

"Can a private citizen be subjected to a smear campaign by government officials for merely questioning a politician?"
You are asking the wrong person. The US and state governments conducted a 40-year campaign of character assassination against me since I was in law school. It continues today in and around the campus of Harvard University whose employees join in the criminal abuses of power.

Private Citizen Subjected to Smear Campaign by Government Officials
by Tom Fitton
November 23, 2010

November 23, 2010

Elites Fear Palin

Palin Paranoia Decoded
by Tunku Varadarajan
Daily Beast
November 23, 2010

November 22, 2010

Wi-Fi Makes Trees Sick

Wi-Fi Makes Trees Sick, Study Says
By René Schoemaker
IDG News
November 21, 2010

Erasing History May Be Possible

If the government or private interests can erase unpleasant memories, what is to stop them from erasing memories of good deeds as well? Memories of being brutalized, robbed, defamed; whatever is offensive to the ruling class?,0,342650.story

Method to erase traumatic memories may be on the horizon
By Meredith Cohn,
The Baltimore Sun
November 22, 2010

Scanner Maker Lobbied US Heavily

Body scanner makers doubled lobbying cash over 5 years
By Fredreka Schouten,
November 22, 2010

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Naked Body Scanner Manufacturer's CEO Obama's Guest on Trip to India
Submitted by yogmama
Mon, 11/22/2010 - 11:07
in Daily Paul Liberty Forum

Walmart Works

Interesting Facts about this Giant Retailer….

Wal-Mart vs. The Morons

1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart every hour of every day.

2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute! Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year.

3. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target +Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined.

4. Wal-Mart employs 16 million people, is the world's largest private employer, and most speak English.

5. Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the world.

6. Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger and Safeway combined, and keep in mind they did this in only fifteen years.

7. During this same period, 31 big supermarket chains sought bankruptcy.

8. Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other store in the world.

9. Wal-Mart has approximately 3,900 stores in the USAof which 1,906 are Super Centers; this is 1,000 more than it had five years ago.

10. This year 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences will occur at Wal-Mart stores. (Earth's population is approximately 6.5 Billion.)

11. 90% of all Americans live within fifteen miles of a Wal-Mart.

You may think that I am complaining, but I am really laying the ground work for suggesting that MAYBE we should hire the guys who run Wal-Mart to fix the economy.

This should be read and understood by all Americans Democrats, Republicans, EVERYONE!!

To President Obama and all 535 voting members of the Legislature,

It is now official you are ALL corrupt morons:

a.. The U.S.Postal Service was established in 1775. You have had 234 years to get it right and it is broke.

b.. Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 74 years to get it right and it is broke.

c.. Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 71 years to get it right and it is broke.

d.. War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to "the poor" and they only want more.

e.. Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You have had 44 years to get it right and they are broke.

f.. Freddie Mac was established in 1970.

You have had 39 years to get it right and it is broke.

g.. The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before. You had 32 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.


$911,510 Median Wealth of Members of US Congress


Median Wealth of Members of US Congress, up 16 percent from the year before. More than half of all members of Congeess are millionaires, a study finds. The median wealth of a House member is $765,010; a senator, about $2.38 million. New York Post, Page 31, November 21, 2010.

Drug Abuse of Foster Children

At the request of Congress, GAO is seeking information regarding cases in which state foster children have been prescribed psychotropic medication outside of federal regulations or accepted medical standards of practice. These may include very young foster children prescribed certain kinds of psychotropic drugs, children prescribed psychotropic drugs in dosages that exceed accepted standards, children prescribed psychotropic drugs for purposes other than a medically accepted indication, or children taking numerous psychotropic drugs concurrently. If you have information about state foster children being prescribed psychotropic medication outside of regulatory and/or medical guidance and are willing to provide details, please e-mail GAO at

Scott Clayton Analyst,
Forensic Audits and Special Investigations
U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
1999 Bryan Street, Suite 2200
Dallas, TX 75201-6848
(214) 777-5721 Desk
(214) 777-5758 Fax


November 20, 2010

Misguided TSA Errs Again

This effort by small minded Obama bureaucrats shows they are unaware of the wisdom of Cleobulous: "The chief source of evil among men is excessive good." and George Bernard Shaw: "The road to hell is paved with good intentions."

[From article]
""We need to do a lot more if we're going to save lives," LaHood vowed,
[. . .]
But there's a long history of government safety regulations backfiring on central planners.
[. . .]
Like the rest of Obama's radicals, the Transportation Department's self-appointed cellphone czar is a power-hungry busybody hiding behind children to expand government's reach."

Now they're after your car cellphone
Michelle Malkin
New York Post
Last Updated: 4:51 AM, November 20, 2010\
Posted: 10:46 PM, November 19, 2010

Crminal Justice System Abuses Persons with Disabilities

The legal system continues to use psychiatry as a mitigation of criminal liability. That suggests that mental illness is a cause of crime. If that is the case why not lock up all persons accused of mental illness, which is created by consensus? The same lawyers say that his medications were changed shortly before the crime. He also suggests that medication is the cause of crime. The drug industry fears this because it raises questions of the dangerousness of psychiatric drugs. Nonetheless the criminal justice system continues to be exploited by lawyers who demonize persons accused of mental illness and denies to them access to the courts contrary to law.

[From article]
"A Long Island movie-theater usher accused of repeatedly stabbing an 8-year-old boy playing video games at a Westbury restaurant arcade had been treated for a psychiatric disorder before the attack, his attorney said yesterday in a preview of his defense.
[. . .]
The defense attorney said his client's medication for an undisclosed mental ailment had been changed shortly before the Oct. 8 stabbing."

Nut defense in boy stab
New York Post
Last Updated: 2:27 AM, November 20, 2010
Posted: 1:58 AM, November 20, 2010

Hollywood PR Mogul Murdered

[From article]
"Murdered Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen suspected she was being followed as far back as March, sources tell Page Six. The well-liked industry veteran told a friend she believed she was being followed shortly after the 2010 Oscars.

Our source said, "Ronni said in March she suspected she was being followed, but didn't know by whom. She said she was scared. Some people close to her believe it was a hit, but nobody knows why."

Ronni Chasen had fear of followers
Page Six
Emily Smith
New York Post
Last Updated: 1:39 AM, November 20, 2010
Posted: 1:14 AM, November 20, 2010

Harvard Professors Above the Law

New York Police issued a summons to a woman walking her dogs alleging they did not have proper vaccinations. But they did. When she asked at the police precinct to have the case dismissed she was told she had to go to court. Unlike multi millionaire tenured Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates who had the parade of public officials abuse their power to dismiss his criminal charge before arraignment, no less any court appearance. The Old Boys network is alive and well at Harvard and in MA. Only difference is that it is run by women, homosexuals and Black Americans today.

[From article]
"Won went to her local station house with the summonses and paperwork and asked to have the tickets dismissed.
"The receptionist said, 'There is nothing we can do. You have to go to court,' " Won said."

Dog gal's rabid fury
Cops 'tag' stroller's vaccinated pooches
New York Post
Last Updated: 7:12 AM, November 20, 2010
Posted: 12:44 AM, November 20, 2010

Mindless US Policies, Mindless Bureaucrats

[From article]
"Terrorists have yet to use the same weapon twice, and the TSA isn't even looking for whatever they'll try to use next. I can think of all sorts of things a person could use to wreak havoc on a plane that aren't banned. Security officials should pay less attention to objects, and more attention to people.

The Israelis do.
[. . .]
And Israeli officials profile. They don't profile racially, but they profile."

Forget the 'porn machines'
How Israelis secure airports
New York Post
Last Updated: 4:40 AM, November 19, 2010
Posted: 10:05 PM, November 18, 2010

Arms to Saudi Arabia Without Congrees Approval

Critics Slam Obama Administration for 'Hiding' Massive Saudi Arms Deal
Largest Arms Deal In U.S. History Pushed While Congress In Recess
ABC News
Nov. 19, 2010

Sarah Palin's New Book

[From article]

"The second reason the charge of racism is leveled at patriotic Americans so often is that the people making the charge actually believe it. They think America—at least America as it currently exists—is a fundamentally unjust and unequal country. Barack Obama seems to believe this, too. Certainly his wife expressed this view when she said during the 2008 campaign that she had never felt proud of her country until her husband started winning elections. In retrospect, I guess this shouldn't surprise us, since both of them spent almost two decades in the pews of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright's church listening to his rants against America and white people."

It's important to note that in the 2008 campaign, John McCain forbade anyone on his campaign from mentioning Wright because he feared he would be called a racist."

Article - Walshe Palin Book Tour

Sarah Palin (John Moore / Getty Images)

The Biggest Leaks From Palin's Book
by Shushannah Walshe
Daily Beast
November , 2010

Muslim Union Strike Threatened

Al Qa'eeda to go on strike

Muslim suicide bombers in Britain are set to begin a three-day
strike next Monday in a dispute over the number of virgins they are entitled
to in the afterlife. Emergency talks with Al Qaeda have so far failed to
produce an agreement.

The unrest began last Tuesday when Al Qaeda announced that the
number of virgins a suicide bomber would receive after his death will be cut by
25% this April from 72 to only 60. The rationale for the cut was the increase
in recent years of the number of suicide bombings and a subsequent shortage of
virgins in the afterlife.

The suicide bombers' union, the British Organization of
Occupational Martyrs (orB.O.O.M.) responded with a statement that this was unacceptable
to its members and immediately balloted for strike action. General Secretary
Abdullah Amir told the press, "Our members are literally working themselves to
death in the cause of Jihad. We don't ask for much in return but to be treated like
this is like a kick in the teeth".

Speaking from his shed in Tipton in the West Midlands in which
he currently resides, Al Qaeda chief executive Osama bin Laden explained, "We
sympathize with our workers' concerns but Al Qaeda is simply not in a position
to meet their demands. They are simply not accepting the realities of modern-
day Jihad in a competitive marketplace. Thanks to Western depravity, there is
now a chronic shortage of virgins in the afterlife. It's a straight choice
between reducing expenditure and laying people off. I don't like cutting wages
but I'd hate to have to tell 3000 of my staff that they won't be able to blow
themselves up."

Spokespersons for the union in Newcastle , Middlesbrough, Essex
and Australia stated that they would be unaffected as there are no virgins in
these areas anyway.

Apparently the drop in the number of suicide bombings has been
largely put down to the emergence of the Scottish singing star, Susan Boyle. Now
that Muslims know what a virgin looks like, they are not so keen on going to

November 19, 2010

ACLU on Chertoff Body Scanners

ACLU Takes A Position

On Full Body Scanners

Oct. 31, 2010

ACLU Opposes Use of Full Body Scanners

For Travelers

Invasive, Denies Constitutional Rights

The Department of Homeland Security is misusing its power. Travel abuses have continued to escalate in the past year. In America, we now have:

  • A terrorist watch list with over one million names on it, growing by twenty thousand names per month. American citizens kept in exile in foreign countries barred from flying back to the US.
  • Security agents that seize laptops, cell phones, and PDAs as Americans enter the United States, with no suspicion of wrongdoing.
  • Invasive airport scanners that let agents conduct virtual strip searches of passengers.

Traveling shouldn't mean checking your rights when you're checking your luggage. Stand with the ACLU and oppose government travel abuses

If you are in agreement with the ACLU's position on this issue, feel free sign their petition at this link. If this link doesn't open, enter this URL in your browser.

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2,000 Fetuses Found in Buddhist Temple

According to this report Thailand permits abortions for abnormal fetuses but not normal fetuses. Does that mean that they treat persons with disabilities as less valuable than others?

[From article]
"Abortion is illegal in Thailand except under three conditions — if a woman is raped, if the pregnancy affects her health or if the fetus is abnormal."

Officials find 2,000 fetuses at Bangkok temple
Associated Press
November 19, 2010

Why Did Police Arrest Drug Dealers?

Truly amazing that two dozen people could buy and sell illegal drugs without being watched. Am I the only one who is under 24 surveillance by criminal police who try to provoke violence? No wonder there is so much violence in this state. The police cause most of it. Why were these guys arrested? Did they stop paying off the cops? Or did the cops want more money?

25 busted in raid on heroin-dealing ring
By Marie Szaniszlo
Boston Herald
Friday, November 19, 2010

MA Probation Department Used for Business

If the Boston FBI office had been cleaned up after Connolly it would be possible to begin cleaning up state government. With Obama and Holder that is wishful thinking. Boston FBI remains a cess pool with the rest of the US and state agencies in MA. Marsha thrives in this environment. She prefers to lobby Congress for more privileges for homosexuals. Government corruption thrives under Marsha. As reported by Mr. Carr, the legislature and the courts compete to use state government for business purposes.

Ware report is good read, but no surprise

By Howie Carr
Boston Herald
Friday, November 19, 2010

November 18, 2010

NY State Cancels Physically Challenged Games

NY 'Games' over
New York Post
Last Updated: 1:33 PM, November 18, 2010
Posted: 1:16 AM, November 18, 2010

Mass Crime Statistics

This essay is all about statistics of which Mark Twain said, "There are lies, damn lies and then there are statistics." One fact the author failed to note is that Massachusetts has a high percentage of temporary residents, students, faculty and researchers like himself. One consequence is that there are fewer permanent residents who have an interest in keeping the neighborhood in which he or she lives safe. Jane Jacobs noted what it takes to make a neighborhood safe; the vigilance of people who live, work and pass through the neighborhood. Campus crimes are notoriously underreported. How does that affect the statistics?

Guest commentary: Report finding Mass. leading region in violent crime 'misleading'
By Paul Heroux
Cambridge Chronicle
Posted Nov 18, 2010 @ 08:55 AM

Judges Lament Nepotism

“The problem arises when officials base their hiring decisions on personal connections rather than on qualifications of candidates,” the justices wrote. Hello, Mr. Justices? Have you looked at the clerks offices throughout the state? Everyone knows someone who is his or her cousin -- a national pattern in all clerks' offices in state and US courts. Tell your uncle I said hello.

Report: ‘abuse and corruption’ rife in probation
By Kyle Cheney
State House News Service
Boston Herald
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Fewer People Getting Married,8599,2031962,00.html

Marriage: What's It Good For?
By Belinda Luscombe
Time Mag
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010

MD Officer Fined for Paralyzing 14-year-old

Officer fined $185 for speeding in crash that paralyzed boy
By: Hayley Peterson
Washington Examiner Staff
November 17, 2010

November 17, 2010

Attorneys Fear Woman Who Represents Herself

State of Kansas vs. Heffington

Concerning the lawsuit brought against me for practicing law without a license, there is a hearing this Thursday, November 18, 2010. The judge is going to either issue a $99,500 judgement against me (for helping people) or dismiss the case. We are trying to get as many people as we can to fill the courtroom, so if we helped you at any time, please come. It is at 9:00 a.m. on the 5th floor of the Sedgwick County courthouse, Room 5-3. If you are unable to attend, your prayers are appreciated.

Joan Farr Heffington, C.E.O.
Association for Honest Attorneys
P.O. Box 558
Derby, Kansas 67037
Ph: 316.788.0901
Fx: 316.788.7990

Coulter's Perspective on Airport Security

Ann Coulter
November 17, 2010
Napolitano: The Ball's in My Court Now
by Ann Coulter
Human Events

Virus Alert

Infectious email messages have been circulating and spreading a virus called, "VBMania." If you receive any emails with "Here you have" or "Just for you" in the subject line, please delete these emails immediately. Don�t open them or click on any links or attachments. You should watch out for these malicious emails both on your DOT computers and on your home computer.

A link to a malicious Web site associated with the virus appears to be inactive, but infected hosts may continue to spread the virus via other means. The files attached to the e-mails are dangerous because they appear to be a PDF or Windows Media (WMV) files but are actually disguised files known as Trojans. After clicking them, the user is prompted to download or execute the virus. When it is run, the virus installs itself on your computer. Once your computer is infected, the virus attempts to send out the same email message to the addresses in your address book. It can also spread through accessible remote machines, mapped drives, and removable media such as thumb drives.

While this specific threat is current and has been reported on Government computer systems, you should always be on the alert for malicious emails. When you receive emails, check to make sure you know the sender before you open it. If you don�t recognize the person in the "from" line of an email, or it seems suspicious for other reasons, delete it. Also, while DOT strives to keep its anti-virus and anti-malware software up-to-date, please make sure your home computers are also protected and have current anti-virus and other security software.

Broken Windows Policing

Fixing Broken Windows:
Restoring Order and Reducing Crime in Our Communities
(The Free Press, 1996, Touchstone, 1998)
Manhattan Institute
by George Kelling and Catherine Coles

Scanners a Business Scam

[From article]
"The body scanners coming to your local airport provide marginal benefits -- if any -- in detecting weapons and explosives hidden on travelers. They aren't worth the cost in money -- let alone in civil liberties.
[. . .]
An army of executives for scanner-producing corporations -- mostly former high-ranking Homeland Security officials -- successfully lobbied Congress into spending $300 million in stimulus money to buy the scanners. But running them will cost another $340 million each year. Operating them means 5,000 added TSA personnel, growing the screener workforce by 10 percent. This, when the federal debt commission is saying that we must cut federal employment rolls, including some FBI agents, just to keep spending sustainable.

Why cut funding for the people who actually catch terrorists to add more pointless hassles at the airport? (Going through a body scanner also takes longer -- the process is slower than magnetometers.)"

Body scanners: The naked truth
New York Post
Last Updated: 12:11 AM, November 17, 2010
Posted: 10:33 PM, November 16, 2010

Rangel Symptom of Bad Government

[From article]
"What justice we have in this one is too often corrupted by a double standard, one for the public and one for our government masters.
[. . .]
That's the overarching lesson of the Charlie Rangel moment. His unruffled arrogance, his air of entitlement, his lack of remorse personify everything wrong with Washington in particular and government in general.
[. . .]
There are thousands of Charlie Rangels in Washington and Albany and in state capitals and city halls across America who believe they are above the law. They have convinced themselves they are public rulers, not public servants."

Time to stand up and vote all the Rangels out
Michael Goodwin
New York Post
Last Updated: 12:45 PM, November 17, 2010
Posted: 2:07 AM, November 17, 2010

Mayor Theratens Police Officer

November 17, 2010
Chief says mayor threatened to beat up cop
Eagle Tribune (North Andover MA)
By J.J. Huggins

Palin's Happy Home Irks Liberals

S.E. Cupp
Sarah Palin's happiness is what really irks liberals
NY Daily News
Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 4:00 AM

November 16, 2010

Man Crashes Car, Claims CIA Abuse

[From article]
"Nguyen said his YouTube postings about the unconstitutional banking system in America prompted the CIA to send him large doses of radiation.

Nguyen believed the CIA did this by giving clients at the Naples Grande Beach Resort radiation guns, the report said."

Man crashes car into Naples bank, says CIA targeted him
NBC News Naples FL
Posted: Updated: Nov 15, 2010 10:47 AM EST

Obama, The Undecider

[From Editorial]
"Is it any wonder that the rest of the world is treating the administration as some sort of sad joke?"

The undeciders
New York Post
Last Updated: 12:25 AM, November 16, 2010
Posted: November 16, 2010

Show Business in DC

[From article]
"In this town of showmen, liars and big-time con artists, there has never been a more splendid vaudeville show."

Showman gives 'em the old razzle-dazzle
Charles Hurt
New York Post
Last Updated: 7:30 AM, November 16, 2010
Posted: 2:06 AM, November 16, 2010

Dog Love, Book Reviews

What dogs really understand
They can't tell time, but they do apologize -- and know if you've had sex
New York Post
Last Updated: 11:49 PM, November 13, 2010
Posted: 10:26 PM, November 13, 2010

Wahhabi Islam

[From article]
"we live in trivial times.
[. . .]
In Indonesia, as in the rest of Southeast Asia, it is the extremist Wahhabi form of Islam that is in the ascendancy. Bankrolled by Saudi Arabia,
[. . .]
Yet 70% of marriages in the country are now reportedly of the “temporary” variety that can last as briefly as a few hours, and are often a barely concealed cover for prostitution."

About that handshake ...
It shows how radical, not moderate, Islam is taking over
New York Post
Last Updated: 5:03 AM, November 14, 2010
Posted: 10:53 PM, November 13, 2010

Saudi Arabia Joins UN Rights Council

[From Editorial]
In Saudia Arabia
" Every rape victim is considered guilty by the religious police “and is punished along with her attacker.” So a 23-year-old woman who was gang-raped in 2009 was sentenced to a year in prison and 100 lashes for “adultery.”

Women can’t be alone with men outside their families. So a 75-year-old got four months in prison, plus 40 lashes, when two men visited her house to deliver bread.

Saudi woman
AFP/Getty Images
Saudi woman

Women can’t practice law or become judges. And in court “the testimony of one man equals that of two women.”

Women may not drive and are only granted IDs or passports with a male guardian’s consent. And they must have the guardian’s permission to travel abroad, study or go to a hospital.

Fathers can force girls of 10 into marriage, says the country’s grand mufti: “Good upbringing makes a girl ready to perform all marital duties at that age.”

Grotesque guardians
New York Post
Last Updated: 5:01 AM, November 14, 2010
Posted: November 14, 2010

New York's Republicans

[From Editorial]
"In contrast, the state GOP — as run by Chairman Ed Cox — proved to be pathetically ineffectual."

Edward Cox
Edward Cox

NY's God-awful GOP
New York Post
Last Updated: 12:55 AM, November 14, 2010
Posted: November 14, 2010

Deadly Broken Hearts

Widowhood brings deadly grief
New York Post
Last Updated: 6:51 AM, November 14, 2010
Posted: 1:50 AM, November 14, 2010

New York City White Castles

According to this New York Post report dated November 14, 2010, there are 35 White Castle Restaurants in New York City. Man cannot live on health food alone.

White House Thwarts Science

[From Editorial]
"Almost from the moment the report was first made public, most of the scientists involved said it had been deceitfully edited to make it look like they'd endorsed the ban, which Gulf-state elected officials immediately denounced as a job-killer.

Now the Interior Department's inspector general, Mary Kendall, has determined that those allegations are correct -- and that the White House falsely applied a scientific veneer to justify what was clearly a political decision."

The White House vs. science
New York Post
Last Updated: 4:23 AM, November 13, 2010
Posted: November 13, 2010

Proud Friends

Four friends, who hadn't seen each other in 30 years, reunited at a party

After several drinks, one of the men had to use the rest room.

Those who remained talked about their kids.

The first guy said, 'My son is my pride and joy.He started working at a successful company at the bottom of the barrel.
He studied Economics and Business Administration and soon began to climb the corporate ladder and now he's the president of the company. He became so rich that he gave his best friend a top of the line Mercedes for his birthday.'

The second guy said, 'Darn, that's terrific! My son is also my pride and joy. He started working for a big airline, then went to flight school to become a pilot. Eventually he became a partner in the company, where he owns the majority of its assets He's so rich that he gave his best friend a brand new jet for his birthday.'

The third man said: 'Well, that's terrific! My son studied in the best universities and became an engineer. Then he started his own construction company and is now a multimillionaire.. He also gave away something very nice and expensive to his best friend for his birthday: A 30,000 square foot mansion.'

The three friends congratulated each other just as the fourth returned from the restroom and asked: 'What are all the congratulations

One of the three said: 'We were talking about the pride we feel for the successes of our sons. ..What about your son?'

The fourth man replied: 'My son is gay and makes a living dancing as a stripper at a nightclub.'

The three friends said: 'What a shame... what a disappointment.'

The fourth man replied: 'No, I'm not ashamed. He's my son and I love him.
And he hasn't done too bad either. His birthday was two weeks ago, and he received a beautiful 30,000 square foot mansion, a brand new jet and a top of the line Mercedes from his three boyfriends.'

November 15, 2010

Al Gore's Critics

[From article]
"The movie has amusing moments as well, catching the late Stanford professor Stephen Schneider, a global-warming alarmist, yelling that Lomborg "needs to be taken down, not put up." Later we see a 1970s clip from the quasi-documentary series "In Search of," in which we are warned of a coming ice age by a scientist . . . named Stephen Schneider."

Gores global-warming geeks
Kyle Smith
Last Updated: 11:05 AM, November 12, 2010
Posted: 10:56 PM, November 11, 2010

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Stephen H. Schneider

Stephen H. Schneider (Photo By
Linda A. Cicero/stanford News
Service - Photo By Linda A. Cicero
/stanford News Service)

Stephen H. Schneider, climate change expert, dies at 65

By T. Rees Shapiro
Washington Post
Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Promoting Drug Development Not Safety

This non profit affiliated with Tufts University promotes relaxed controls on drug research in order to reduce the time before they are marketed. Their figures are not always reliable favoring the drug companies as in the cost of development.

The right way to stop superbugs
New York Post
Last Updated: 4:33 AM, November 12, 2010
Posted: 9:50 PM, November 11, 2010

Thought Crimes, Passaic NJ

Thought crimes are now in effect in Passaic, New Jersey. In 2009 the Passaic High School principal Carl Creech, announced that the school is 85 percent Hispanic.

[Print edition states]
"Passaic is multi cultural, and everyone has to be extremely sensitive in their thinking if they are on our payroll," [Robert Holster Passaic Schools Superintendent] said."

Jersey punts dunce
Teacher in shocking tale of the tape
New York Post
With Post Wire Services
Last Updated: 10:57 AM, November 12, 2010
Posted: 2:45 AM, November 12, 2010

Obama's Failed Middle East Policies

[From article]
"Obama's Mideast policy has made progress toward peace more difficult. His promise of achieving a peace deal before year's end seems destined to join a long list of other broken promises."

He's their hero: Mugs depicting Obama in an Arab kaffiyeh on sale right by similar Yasser Arafat curios in a Gaza shop Tuesday.
He's their hero: Mugs depicting Obama in
an Arab kaffiyeh on sale right by similar
Yasser Arafat curios in a Gaza shop Tuesday.

Why Hamas loves Bam
Cheered by his Mideast moves
Amir Taheri
Last Updated: 4:44 AM, November 11, 2010
Posted: 10:19 PM, November 10, 2010

Same Sex Marriage by Courts

[From article]
"Those who believe in gay marriage are free to vote for it. But, when they lose that vote, it is not the role of judges to nullify the vote and legislate from the bench. Judges who become politicians in robes often lie like politicians as well, claiming that they are just applying the Constitution, when they are in fact exercising powers that the Constitution never gave them.
If they are going to act like politicians, then they should be voted out like politicians."

Jewish World Review
Nov 9, 2010 / 2 Kislev, 5771
Political Judges
By Thomas Sowell

Drug Companies and Doctors

[From article]
""When you're making that much money, how can you not be influenced by that?" asked Arthur Levin, head of the Center for Medical Consumers, a Manhattan advocacy group.
[. . .]
Herzog, the head of gynecologic oncology at Columbia University Medical Center, made $65,350 from drug giant Eli Lilly in 2009, which paid him for 28 educational programs and as a consultant.

GlaxoSmithKline paid him $60,450 for speaking fees in the first half of this year and another $32,000 last year for speaking and consultation.

He also earned paychecks from Pfizer and Merck, which makes the vaccine Gardasil to prevent cervical cancer.

Also on the Big Pharma payroll is psychiatrist Leslie Citrome, who earns $151,750 as a full-time program director at the Nathan Kline Institute, a state psychiatric-research center in Rockland County. Citrome also managed to earn what could be considered a full-time salary -- $154,707 -- since 2009 by working for four drug makers.
[. . .]
The nonprofit news organization ProPublica compiled the information, creating a database of 17,700 doctors, pharmacists, nurse practitioners and dietitians who have earned a collective $258 million since 2009."

Docs' Big Pharma $cores
New York Post
Last Updated: 6:39 AM, November 7, 2010
Posted: 11:42 PM, November 6, 2010

Arrogance Unleashed

[From article]
"'Public opinion is the lord of the universe,' Thomas Jefferson said. The Obama Democrats governed in blatant defiance of it."

Before Obama's fall
Pride preceded 'shellacking'
Rich Lowry
New York Post
Last Updated: 4:40 AM, November 6, 2010
Posted: 9:53 PM, November 5, 2010

Wasting Taxpayer Funds Some More

[From article]
"The watchdog's 34-page report found that officials squandered some $100,000 in public money on catered lunches between 2005 and 2008 and some $45,000 annually on picnics, going-away bashes and open-bar holiday parties.
The parties were described as lavish affairs, with giveaways, DJs and professional photographers.
The theme picnics were organized by outside event planners and featured pony rides and face painting.
One year, the agency purchased special "misting" fans to cool attendees.
[. . .]
Cavanaugh called the inspector general's finding "nonsense" and said the report "comes close to being slanderous."

Battery Park's exec pigs at public trough
By BRENDAN SCOTT Post Correspondent
New York Post
Last Updated: 12:58 AM, November 6, 2010
Posted: 12:38 AM, November 6, 2010

Money and Politics

$202 million was spent on 5 campaigns.

Election 2010: unbought
New York Post
Last Updated: 4:32 AM, November 5, 2010
Posted: November 05, 2010

Poor Little Rich Man Part 2

[From article]
"Although he has four current wives and has been divorced twice, Jefri has never let the bonds of matrimony keep him from bedding other women.

The prince, who has 17 children by seven women, at one point was spending upward of $250 million per year just to keep pricey calls girls, centerfolds and runaway teens on payrolls of companies linked to his family's sultanate."

Very picture of deca-dunce
Brunei royal a prince among pervs
New York Post
Last Updated: 8:51 AM, November 5, 2010
Posted: 2:28 AM, November 5, 2010

Obama's Smoke and Mirrors

[From article]
"And if you put me on a spit, hung me over a white-hot fire, tickled my feet and demanded that I make a prediction, this would be it:
[. . .]
"da bums" -- as we lovingly call our hardworking, loyal, conscientious elected officials.
[. . .]
the monthly employment and jobless figures from Washington are not reliable indicators of what the economy is really doing.
[. . .]
President Obama loves to quote these inaccurate job figures. And, lucky him, that mistake will only be corrected next year.
[. . .]
Or, of course, I could be wrong -- in which case I will issue a revision to my forecast so far in the future that you'll never remember my mistake."

Why did voters vent? Read the jobs report
John Crudele
New York Post
Last Updated: 4:11 AM, November 4, 2010
Posted: 12:41 AM, November 4, 2010

Stupid People Don't Agree With Me

[From article]
"He said recently that "facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time because we're hard-wired not to always think clearly when we're scared. And the country's scared."
[. . .]
Bottom line: Barack knows best."

Read more:

Battered Bam STILL thinks he knows best
Michael Goodwin
New York Post
Last Updated: 8:51 AM, November 4, 2010
Posted: 1:06 AM, November 4, 2010

Poor Litttle Rich Man

[From article]
"Jefri isn't as well off as he used to be -- his powerful brother sued him for allegedly looting close to $15 billion while serving as Brunei's finance minister, and blowing the cash on such "necessities" as $750,000 Jaguars, an Airbus jet, a helicopter, gold-plated toilet brushes, harems and a yacht."

Statues of Libertine
Playboy prince demands 'cover-up'
New York Post
Last Updated: 3:46 PM, November 4, 2010
Posted: 12:52 AM, November 4, 2010

Political Use of FBI, IRS

[From article]
"President [Franklin] Roosevelt's strong suit was politics, not economics. He played the political game both cleverly and ruthlessly, including using both the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service to harass and intimidate his critics and opponents."

Jewish World Review
Nov 2, 2010 / 25 Mar-Cheshvan, 5771
Guess Who?
By Thomas Sowell

Rolling Joints, DA Style

To quote US Rep. Barney Frank: "On what planet do you live?"

[From article]
"An ounce of marijuana can make a thousand joints,” Middlesex District Attorney Gerard T. Leone Jr. said."

New pot law blamed as violence escalates
By Laurel J. Sweet and O’Ryan Johnson
Boston Herald
Monday, November 15, 2010

Mass Incarceration

In this essay Heroux says, "Predicting behavior is about probability not absolutes." Nonetheless the MA legislature codified the rule that sex offenders will repeat based on probability. Moreover psychiatrists are allowed to testify in court predicting future behavior, "dangerousness," of persons accused of mental illness. They use personal opinion as if it were science.

Heroux says, "the best crime prevention begins at home." But often the home breeds crime. One indicator of future criminal behavior is not having a father in the home, two parents. Yet MA public policy encourages single-parent homes.

Equating crime to illness was public policy Germany under the National Socialists. Social problems were medicalized. There is no appeal from a medical diagnosis. Jews were designated vermin which needed to be eliminated.

Heroux mentions some causes of illness, but the main issue in the USA is that the medical industry treats illnesses. It does not promote prevention. That is because the medical industry is run by the drug industry.

Heroux says, "Thinking that you can just keep them in the hospital where they won’t get sick or get others sick." That fails to recognize that 90,000 (some say 100,000) persons die each year from medical negligence. Some protocols are as simple as washing hands between patients and cleaning equipment.

Heroux says, "the percentage of female inmates with mental illness in the Massachusetts DOC is around 65-70%. This isn’t a perfect analogy but you get the idea." I do not get the idea. Does Heroux suggest that mental illness causes crime? Many professionals, even psychiatrists e.g., E. Fuller Torrey believe that. He promotes forced drugging as a result. Courts, run by and for lawyers share that view. Has Heroux ever scrutinized psychiatry which is personal opinion masquerading as science? Merging the criminal justice system with psychiatry is irrational. How can treatment be punishment? Why are police powers used to enforce psychiatric diagnoses?

Heroux's discussion of politicians and criminal justice is simplistic. Spineless politicians accept money from corrections officers unions and pass laws for their benefit, not to address abuses of the system. In CA that union was the largest contributor to a campaign for governor a few years ago. The drug industry and the psychiatric industry does the same and have created a legal system which abuses humans and does not cure illnesses, but instead creates more problems.

Heroux's conclusion is focused in the right direction but fails to recognize that the criminal justice system is corrupt. Is Heroux aware that the FBI in Boston framed four white men for murder in the state courts. The same FBI field office permitted fugitive James Bulger (indicted for 19 homicides), to run freely in MA. There is no scrutiny of the many police agencies, nor the prosecutors in this state. Finally there are lawyers who take taxpayer money to defend persons accused of crime, and then take money to not put on any defense. For persons accused of mental illness lawyers work with psychiatrists instead of protecting the rights of their clients. Making matters worse many professionals in the criminal justice system believe that a person loses his or her constitutional rights when accused of mental illness.

Guest commentary: Mass incarceration in Massachusetts
By Paul Heroux
Cambridge Chronicle
Nov 15, 2010 @ 12:40 PM