August 31, 2012

South African Gov't Accused of Killing Miners

South African police are filmed shooting dead 34 miners... but prosecutors charge their 270 fellow strikers with murder under tainted Apartheid-era law
Controversial law was used by apartheid government against blacks
Critics condemn move as clumsy tactic to prolong the miners' incarceration
Justice minister demands explanation as pressure mounts on ANC
Imprisoned miners complain of abuse and brutality behind bars
PUBLISHED: 09:37 EST, 31 August 2012 | UPDATED: 10:40 EST, 31 August 2012

Three Georgia Black Men Beat White Man Dating Black Woman

Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Chris Matthews, MSNBC silent.

'This shouldn't happen anymore': White man beaten to a pulp in public square for dating African-American woman in Georgia
Boyfriend left barely conscious after brutal brawl
Gang of three black assailants still on the loose
'This shouldn't happen in this day in age. I know we're in the South, but it's time for a change,' girlfriend says
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 09:19 EST, 31 August 2012 | UPDATED: 14:04 EST, 31 August 2012

Five Los Angeles Cops Investigated For Lethal Attack on Woman

[From article]
Commander Bob Green, who is in charge of the Southeast Area station, told the Los Angeles Times that Thomas tried to surrender custody of the children to police because she was a drug addict and felt she could not care for them

Five LAPD officers investigated after mother of two 'who was kicked in the genitals and suffocated while in police custody' died
Alesia Thomas, 35, was arrested on July 22 for leaving her children at a police station
Police and witnesses said Thomas was resisting arrest despite efforts to keep her calm
Police Commander Green said a female officer stomped on Thomas' genitals
Thomas stopped breathing while in the back of a patrol car
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 12:38 EST, 31 August 2012 | UPDATED: 14:53 EST, 31 August 2012

NJ Marine Kills Two, Self

Cristina Lobrutto, 18, (left) with an unnamed friend in her Pathmark uniform

Bryan Breen, 24, who along with Cristina Lobrutto was shot to death by their colleague Terrence Tyler on Friday morning

Terence Tyler, 23, Dead Ex-Marine, The Alleged Shooter

[From article]
Christopher Dyson, Tyler's uncle, said Tyler left the Marines after suffering from depression. A cousin said Tyler had been hospitalized.

NJ Pathmark shooter tweeted about killing co-workers
New York Post
Last Updated: 10:01 AM, September 1, 2012
Posted: 8:14 AM, September 1, 2012

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Ex-marine supermarket stockboy armed with AK-47 shoots dead two colleagues including girl, 18, who was covering shift for a friend
Terence S. Tyler, 23, returned to a New Jersey Pathmark supermarket after an argument with colleagues in the early hours of Friday morning and killed two co-workers
His victims were 18-year-old Cristina Lobrutto who was covering a shift for a friend when the shooting occurred and Bryan Breen, 24.
Armed with an AK-47 and an automatic pistol - Tyler was carrying a bag of extra ammunition for both weapons
Both were cashiers at Pathmark
PUBLISHED: 06:36 EST, 31 August 2012 | UPDATED: 17:28 EST, 31 August 2012

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Ex-Marine uses AK-47 to kill 2 NJ store workers before turning gun on himself
New York Post
Last Updated: 6:36 PM, August 31, 2012
Posted: 6:49 AM, August 31, 2012

Fact Checkers Need Fact Checking

[From article]
the concerned folks at MSNBC opted to stop covering the speeches whenever a minority took the stage.
If the coverage of this convention is an indication of the trajectory the media will follow for the rest of the campaign, you can be sure of three things: Lies will be defined as facts that are inconvenient to President Obama, racists will be understood to be Republicans who are winning an argument, and truth will be slapped around like a hockey puck.

National Review
AUGUST 31, 2012 12:00 A.M.
Correcting Reality
The liberal media brings out the hockey pucks.
By Jonah Goldberg

Video Shows Minnesota Cop Kicking Suspect

[From article]
According to the complaint filed on Thursday, Hightower's ex-girlfriend called authorities on Tuesday and said Hightower had been harassing and threatening her for two days.
The woman told police she feared Hightower, and that he had assaulted and choked her before.

Video shows alleged police 'brutality' as officer kicks a suspect in the chest and slams his head into a squad car
Video of Tuesday's day arrest shows Officer Jesse Zilge kicking Eric Hightower once in the chest as a crowd heckles from the other side of the road
Officer Jesse Zilge arrested Eric Hightower, 30, for allegedly threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend, said St. Paul police
Officer Zilge is on leave and now the subject of an internal investigation
PUBLISHED: 17:46 EST, 30 August 2012 | UPDATED: 17:46 EST, 30 August 2012

Marine's Wife Tortured, Raped and Killed By Kidnapper

Prosecutors say Louis Ray Perez led a bondage sex ring and was active in playing out violent sex fantasies with his two lovers

Tricked: Brittany Killgore, 22, never wanted to participate in the bizarre sex games that she was subjected to before her murder, prosecutors say

Marine's murdered wife was 'kidnapped, raped, tortured and dismembered after refusing to participate in bondage sex games with abductor and his two lovers'
Brittany Killgore, 22, was found naked and dismembered in a ditch in April
She had packed up was planning to move back to Missouri just before she was murdered
Louis Perez is accused of luring her into his car then kidnapping, raping and torturing her
Her blood was found on S&M objects seized from Perez's home
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 10:39 EST, 30 August 2012 | UPDATED: 11:46 EST, 30 August 2012

Polish Resistance Hero Volunteered For Concentration Camp

Polish historians hope secret mass grave will yield hero of Auschwitz who VOLUNTEERED to enter death camp and chronicle exterminations
Witold Pilecki survived nearly three years as an inmate in the death camp, smuggling out word of executions before making a daring escape
But the Polish resistance hero was crushed by the post-war communist regime, tried on trumped-up charges and executed
Poland now hopes Pilecki's remains will be identified among the skeletons of resistance fighters being excavated from a mass grave in Warsaw
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 10:58 EST, 30 August 2012 | UPDATED: 13:00 EST, 30 August 2012

Get Rich On YouTube

How we're cashing in on YouTube: Thousands are pulling in SIX-FIGURE incomes with home-made videos
PUBLISHED: 18:40 EST, 30 August 2012 | UPDATED: 03:21 EST, 31 August 2012

Memory Destroying Drugs Coming To Your Mind Soon

How wonderful! Now psychiatrists and anyone who can obtain these new memory-destroying drugs will now be able to prevent being identified as criminals. Technology being amoral makes it as easily available for evil as for good. Why is it that scientists do not know when to stop?

Drug which can stop post-traumatic stress disorder could be on the way after successful test in mice
Researchers prevent learning and memory problems in mice after subjecting them to stress
Clinical trials of new drug could begin in a few years
PUBLISHED: 15:29 EST, 30 August 2012 | UPDATED: 15:29 EST, 30 August 2012

NBC Curbs Full Broadcast of Paralympics

NBC faces backlash after refusing to show Paralympics opening ceremony live (and they're only broadcasting five-and-a-half hours of the Games)
Some events will first be shown in 90-minute programme nine days after end of the Games
Network is broadcasting events in daily YouTube packages
Fans have called it 'disrespectful' to athletes
Channel 4 criticised for all the ad breaks during the opening ceremony
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 03:24 EST, 31 August 2012 | UPDATED: 03:47 EST, 31 August 2012

August 30, 2012

Father of Slain Girl Attacks Defendant in Court

'You killed my kid!' Stepfather of girl, 17, 'shot dead by soldiers to cover up their plans to assassinate president' lunges at suspect in court as District Attorney says he'll seek death penalty
Tiffany York killed alongside her boyfriend Michael Rourk in December
Three soldiers 'shot them dead as Rourk was leaving the Army and they feared he would reveal their violent plans to bring down government'
Men 'stockpiled $87,000 worth of guns and bomb parts'
Fathers of both victims led out of court after yelling at suspect Sgt. Anthony Peden during his preliminary hearing
PUBLISHED: 16:08 EST, 30 August 2012 | UPDATED: 17:40 EST, 30 August 2012

State Police Drug Lab Shut Due to Misguided Abuses

Cops ‘furious’ as state drug lab shut down amid probe
Boston Herald
By Matt Stout
Thursday, August 30, 2012

Romney As Successful American

Romney vetoed 300 bills one year. The MA state legislative geniuses over rode 299 of them showing how vigorously MA opposes two-party democracy.

Romney better than us? You betcha!
Boston Herald
By Margery Eagan
Thursday, August 30, 2012

Harvard Students Investigated For Cheating in Course About Congress

Harvard Investigates "Unprecedented" Academic Dishonesty Case
Nearly half of more than 250 students in "Introduction to Congress" are under investigation
August 31, 2012

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'The pressure to be the next Mark Zuckerberg is enormous': Harvard graduate and author reveals the culture of cheating at America's top college
Eric Kester graduated in 2008 from Harvard and has published a memoir of his time at the college called 'That Book About Harvard'
In the book he outlines a culture where every student is confronted with a choice of whether or not to cheat
PUBLISHED: 15:47 EST, 31 August 2012 | UPDATED: 15:47 EST, 31 August 2012

Depraved Couple Murders Two Women

[From article]
it is believed Huff-Ricci had agreed to sleep with them in exchange for meth.
Using drugs to control the woman, the pair allegedly kept Ricci as a sex slave for three days in late April, subjecting her to rape, beatings, torture and choking.
Fearing that she would tell police, the couple decided to kill her to keep her quiet after the torture.

Couple plead guilty to horrific meth-fueled sex slayings of a mother-of-four and another woman in 2006
Kansas couple raped, tortured and murdered 36-year-old woman who agreed to have sex in exchange for meth
Crazed pair have also pleaded guilty to rape, torture and murder of another female victim and to raping a 5-year-old girl
'As a Christian man, I want them to burn,' victim's ex-husband says of perps
PUBLISHED: 10:13 EST, 29 August 2012 | UPDATED: 17:06 EST, 29 August 2012

Sleep Disturbances Cause Heart Disease Other Ailments Shorten Life

Another reason for a restless night: Insomniacs 'are more likely to die from heart disease'
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 09:59 EST, 29 August 2012 | UPDATED: 10:15 EST, 29 August 2012

Brazilian Spider Venom Better Than Viagra

Venom from world's deadliest spider could cure erectile dysfunction within 20 minutes
The Brazilian Wandering Spider is responsible for killing more people than any other arachnid
Now scientists say it produces toxins that could have a blood-boosting effect
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 07:08 EST, 29 August 2012 | UPDATED: 07:08 EST, 29 August 2012

Paul Ryan Speech August 29, 2012 (Text)

[From speech]
RYAN: We have responsibilities, one to another. We do not
each face the world alone. And the greatest of all
responsibilities, is that of the strong to protect the weak.
The truest measure of any society is how it treats those who
cannot defend or care for themselves.

The following is a transcript of vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's speech at the Republican National Convention on Aug. 29, 2012.
Hello, everybody. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you
very much.
Hey, Wisconsin. Thank you. Thank you.
Thanks so much. Thank you.
Mr. Chairman, delegates, and fellows citizens, I am honored
by the support of this convention for vice president of the
United States.
I accept the duty to help lead our nation out of a jobs
crisis and back to prosperity. And I know we can do this.
I accept the calling of my generation to give our children
the America that was given to us with opportunity for the young
and security for the old. And I know that we are ready. Our
nominee is sure ready.
His whole life prepared him for this moment. To meet
serious challenges in a serious way. Without excuses. After
four years of getting the runaround, America needs a turnaround
and the man for the job as Governor Mitt Romney.
I'm the newcomer to this campaign. So let me share a first
impression. I have never seen opponents so silent about their
record, and so desperate to keep their power. They have run out
of ideas. Their moment came and went. Fear and division is all
they've got left. With all of their attack ads the president is
just throwing away money.
And he is pretty experienced at that.
You see, some people can't be dragged down by the usual
cheap tactics. Because their character, ability, and plain
decency are so obvious. These and deployment, that is Mitt
For my part, your nomination is an unexpected turn. It
certainly came as news to my family.
And I'd like you to meet them. My best friend and wife
Janna, my daughter Liza and our boys Charlie and Sam.
The kids are happy to see their grandma who lives in
Florida. There she is, my mom, Betty.
My dad, a small town lawyer, was also named Paul. Until we
lost him when I was 16, he was a gentle presence in my life.
I'd like to think he'd be proud of me and my sister and
You know what?
I'm sure proud of him and where I come from, Janesville,
I live on the same block where I grew up. We belong to the
same parish where I was baptized. Janesville is that kind of
place. The people of Wisconsin have been good to me. I've
tried to live up to their trust. And now, I ask those
hardworking men and women and millions like them across America
to join our cause and get this country working again.
When Governor Romney asked me to join the ticket, I said
let's get this done. And that is exactly what we are going to
President Barack Obama, came to office during an economic
crisis, as he has reminded us a time or two. Those are very
tough days. And any fair measure of his record has to take that
into account. My own state voted for President Obama. When he
talked about change, many people liked the sound of it.
Especially in Janesville where we were about to lose a major
factory. A lot of guys I went to high school with worked at
that G.M. plant. Right there at that plant, candidate Obama
said, ``I believe that if our government is there to support you,
this plant will be here for another 100 years.''
That's what he said in 2008. Well, as it turned out, that
plant didn't last another year. It is locked up and empty to
this day. And that's how it is in so many towns where the
recovery that was promised is no where in sight. Right now, 23
million men and women are struggling to find work. 23 million
people unemployed or underemployed. Nearly one in six Americans
is in poverty. Millions of young Americans have graduated from
college during the Obama presidency, ready to use their gifts
and get moving in life.
Half of them can't find the work they studied for, or any
work at all. So here's the question, without a change in
leadership, why would the next four years be any different from
the last four years?
The first troubling sign came with the stimulus. President
Obama's first and best shot at fixing the economy. At a time
when he got everything he wanted under one party rule. It cost
$831 billion. The largest one-time expenditure ever by our
federal government.
It went to companies like Solyndra, with their
gold-plated connections, subsidized jobs and make believe
The stimulus was a case of political patronage, corporate
welfare anachronism at their worst.
You -- you the American people of this country were cut out
of the deal. What did taxpayers get out of the Obama stimulus?
More debt. That money wasn't just spent and wasted, it was
borrowed, spent and wasted.
Maybe the greatest waste of all, was time. Here we were
faced with a massive job crisis so deep that if everyone out of
work stood in single file, that unemployment line would stretch
the length of the entire American continent.
You would think that any president, whatever his party,
would make job creation and nothing else his first order of
economic business, but this president didn't do that. Instead,
we got a long, divisive, all or nothing attempt to put the
federal government in charge of health care.
Obama Care comes to more than 2,000 pages of rules,
mandates, taxes, fees and fines that have no place in a free
That's right. That's right.
You know what? The president has declared that the debate
over government controlled health care is over. That will come
as news to the millions of American who will elect Mitt Romney
so we can repeal Obama Care.
And the biggest, coldest power play of all in Obama Care
came at the expense of the elderly. You see, even with all the
hidden taxes to pay for the health care takeover, even with the
new law and new taxes on nearly a million small businesses, the
planners in Washington still didn't have enough money; they
needed more. They needed hundreds of billions more. So they
just took it all away from Medicare, $716 billion funneled out
of Medicare by President Obama.
An obligation we have to our parents and grandparents is
being sacrificed, all to pay for a new entitlement we didn't
even ask for.
The greatest threat to Medicare is Obama Care and we're
going to stop it.
In Congress, when they take out the heavy books and the
wall charts about Medicare, my thoughts go back to a house on
Garfield Street in Janesville. My wonderful grandma, Janet, had
Alzheimer's and she moved in with mom and me. Though she felt
lost at times, we did all the little things that made her feel
loved. We had help from Medicare and it was there, just like
it's there for my mom today. Medicare is a promise and we will
honor it. A Romney-Ryan Administration with protect and
strengthen Medicare for my mom's generation, for my generation
and for my kids and yours.
So our opponents can consider themselves on notice. In
this election, on this issue , the usual posturing on the Left
isn't going to work. Mitt Romney and I know the difference
between protecting a program and raiding it. Ladies and
gentlemen, our nation needs this debate, we want this debate, we
will win in this debate.
Obamacare, as much as anything else, explains why a
presidency that began with such anticipation now comes to such a
disappointing close. It began with a financial crisis. It ends
with a job crisis. It began with a housing crisis they alone
didn't cause. It ends with a housing crisis they didn't
It began with a perfect AAA credit rating for the United
States. It ends with the downgraded America . It all started
off with stirring speeches, Greek columns, the thrill of
something new. Now all that's left is a presidency adrift,
surviving on slogans that already seem tired., grasping at the
moment that has already passed, like a ship trying to sail on
yesterday's wind.
You know, President Obama was asked not long ago to reflect
on any mistakes he might have made. He said, ``Well, I haven't
communicated enough.''
He said his job is to, quote, ``tell a story to the American
people''. As if that is the whole problem here? He needs to talk
more and we need to be better listeners?
Ladies and gentlemen, these past four years, we have
suffered no shortage of words in the White House.
What is missing is leadership in the White House.
And the story that Barack Obama does tell, forever shifting
blame to the last administration, is getting old. The man
assumed office almost four years ago. Isn't it about time he
assumed responsibility?
In this generation, a defining responsibility of government
is to steer our nation clear of a debt crisis while there is
still time. Back in 2008, candidate Obama called a $10 trillion
national debt unpatriotic. Serious talk from what looked like a
serious reformer. By his own decisions, President Obama has
added more debt than any other president before him.
And more than all the troubled governments of Europe
combined. One president, one term, $5 trillion in new debt.
He created a new bipartisan debt commission. They came back
with an urgent report. He thanks them, sent them on their way,
and then did exactly nothing.
RYAN: Republicans stepped up with good-faith reforms and
solutions equal to the problems. How did the president respond?
By doing nothing -- nothing except to dodge and demagogue the
So here we are, $16 trillion in debt and still he does
nothing. In Europe, massive debts have put entire governments at
risk of collapse, and still he does nothing. And all we have
heard from this president and his team are attacks on anyone who
dares to point out the obvious.
They have no answer to this simple reality: We need to stop
spending money we don't have.
Very simple. Not that hard.
My Dad used to say to me: ``Son. You have a choice: You
can be part of the problem, or you can be part of the solution.''
The present administration has made its choices. And Mitt
Romney and I have made ours: Before the math and the momentum
overwhelm us all, we are going to solve this nation's economic
And I'm going to level with you: We don't have that much
time. But if we are serious, and smart, and we lead, we can do
After four years of government trying to divide up the
wealth, we will get America creating wealth again.
With tax fairness and regulatory reform, we'll put
government back on the side of the men and women who create
jobs, and the men and women who need jobs.
My Mom started a small business, and I've seen what it
takes. Mom was 50 when my Dad died. She got on a bus every
weekday for years, and rode 40 miles each morning to Madison.
She earned a new degree and learned new skills to start her
small business. It wasn't just a new livelihood. It was a new
life. And it transformed my Mom from a widow in grief to a
small businesswoman whose happiness wasn't just in the past.
Her work gave her hope. It made our family proud.
And to this day, my Mom is my role model.
Behind every small business, there's a story worth knowing.
All the corner shops in our towns and cities, the restaurants,
cleaners, gyms, hair salons, hardware stores, these didn't come
out of nowhere. A lot of heart goes into each one.
And if small business people say they made it on their own,
all they are saying is that nobody else worked seven days a week
in their place. Nobody showed up in their place to open the
door at five in the morning. Nobody did their thinking, and
worrying, and sweating for them.
After all that work, and in a bad economy, it sure doesn't
help to hear from their president that government gets the
credit. What they deserve to hear is the truth: Yes, you did
build that.
We have a plan for a stronger middle class, with the goal
of generating 12 million new jobs over the next four years.
In a clean break -- in a clean break from the Obama years,
and frankly from the years before this president, we will keep
federal spending at 20 percent of GDP, or less. Because that is
The choice -- the choice is whether to put hard limits on
economic growth, or hard limits on the size of government, and
we choose to limit government.
I learned a good deal about economics, and about America,
from the author of the Reagan tax reforms, the great Jack Kemp.
What gave Jack that incredible enthusiasm was his belief in
the possibilities of free people, in the power of free
enterprise and strong communities to overcome poverty and
despair. We need that same optimism right now.
And in our dealings with other nations, a Romney-Ryan
administration will speak with confidence and clarity. Whenever
men and women rise up for their own freedom, they will know that
the American president is on their side.
Instead -- instead of managing American decline, leaving
allies to doubt us and adversaries to test us, we will act in
the conviction that the United States is still the greatest
force for peace and liberty that this world has ever known.
President Obama is the kind of politician who puts promises
on the record, and then calls that the record.
But we are four years into this presidency. The issue is
not the economy that Barack Obama inherited, not the economy as
he envisions, but this economy that we are living.
College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in
their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and
wondering when they can move out and get going with life.
Everyone -- everyone who feels stuck in the Obama economy
is right to focus on the here and now. And I hope you
understand this too, if you're feeling left out or passed by:
You have not failed, your leaders have failed you.
None of us -- none of us have to settle for the best this
administration offers, a dull, adventureless journey from one
entitlement to the next, a government-planned life, a country
where everything is free but us.
Listen to the way we're already spoken to -- listen to the
way we are spoken to already, as if everyone is stuck in some
class or station in life, victims of circumstances beyond our
control, with government there to help us cope with our fate.
It's the exact opposite of everything I learned
growing up in Wisconsin, or at college in Ohio.
Now when I was waiting tables, washing dishes, or mowing
lawns for money, I never thought of myself as stuck in some
station in life. I was on my own path, my own journey, an
American journey, where I could think for myself, decide for
myself, define happen as for myself. That is what we do in this
country. That is the American dream.
That's freedom and I will take it any day over the
supervision and sanctimony of the central planners.
The failures of one administration are not a mandate for a
new administration. A challenger must stand on his own merits.
He must be ready and worthy to serve in the office of president.
We are a full generation apart, Governor Romney and I. And
in some ways, we are different. There are the songs in his
Ipod, which I have heard on the campaign bus...
... and I have heard it on many hotel elevators.
He actually urged me to play some of these songs at
campaign rallies. I said, ``look, I hope it is not a deal
breaker Mitt, but my playlist starts with AC/DC and it ends with
A generation apart -- a generation apart, but that does not
matter. It makes us different but not in any of the things that
matter. Mitt Romney and I both grew up in the Heartlands, and
we know what places like Wisconsin and Michigan look like when
times are good.
We know what these communities look like when times are
good, when people are working, when families are doing more than
just getting by, and we know it can be that way again. We have
had very different careers, mainly in public service, his mostly
in the private sector. He helped start businesses and turn
around failing ones, and by the way being successful in
business, that's a good thing.
Mitt -- Mitt has not only succeeded, but he has succeeded
where others could not. He turned around the Olympics at a time
when a great institution was collapsing under the weight of bad
management, overspending and corruption. Sounds kind of
familiar, doesn't it?
He was the Republican governor of a state where almost nine
in 10 legislators are Democrats and yet he balanced the budget
without raising taxes. Unemployment went down. Household
incomes went up, and Massachusetts under Governor Mitt Romney
saw its credit rating upgraded.
Mitt and I also go to different churches, but in any
church, the best kind of preaching is done by example, and I've
been watching that example.
The man who will accept your nomination is prayerful and
faithful and honorable. Not only a defender of marriage, he
offers an example of marriage at its best. Not only a fine
businessman, he is a fine man, worthy of leading this optimistic
and good-hearted country. Our faiths come together in the same
moral creed. We believe that in every life, there is goodness,
for every person there is hope. Each one of us was made for a
reason, bearing the image and likeness of the lord of life.
RYAN: We have responsibilities, one to another. We do not
each face the world alone. And the greatest of all
responsibilities, is that of the strong to protect the weak.
The truest measure of any society is how it treats those who
cannot defend or care for themselves.
Each of these great moral ideas is essential to democratic
government, to the rule of law, to life in a humane and decent
society. They are the moral creed of our country, as powerful
in our time, as on the day of America's founding. They are
self-evident and unchanging, and sometimes, even presidents need
reminding, that our rights come from nature and God, and not
from government.
The founding generation secured those rights for us, and in
every generation since, the best among us have defended our
freedoms. They are protecting us right now. We honor them and
all our veterans, and we thank them.
The right that makes all the difference now, is the right
to choose our own leaders. And you are entitled to the clearest
possible choice, because the time for choosing is drawing near.
So here is our pledge.
We will not duck the tough issues, we will lead.
We will not spend the next four years blaming others, we
will take responsibility.
We will not try to replace our founding principles, we will
reapply our founding principles.
The work ahead will be hard. These times demand the best
of all of us -- all of us, but we can do this -- we can do this.
Together, we can do this.
We can get this country working again. We can get this
economy growing again. We can make the safety net safe again.
We can do this.
Whatever your political party, let's come together for the
sake of our country. Join Mitt Romney and me. Let's give this
effort everything we have. Let's see this through all the way.
Let's get this done.
Thank you, and God bless.

August 29, 2012

Irregular Sleep Patterns Cause Obesity

Is this one effect of the creepy crawly criminals in Cambridge MA at Harvard University who disturb my sleep for 20 years?

[From article]
Scientists believe disruption to the crucial routine of sleeping and eating can make us fat.

Read more:

Disrupting your body clock 'can make you obese': The cycle of sleeping, waking and digesting affects hormones controlling metabolism
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 18:04 EST, 29 August 2012 | UPDATED: 18:04 EST, 29 August 2012

Woman Accuses Newton MA Police Chief

Newton police chief on leave, faces hearing
Boston Herald
By O’Ryan Johnson
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Los Angeles Police Beat 5'4" Woman Nurse After Traffic Stop

[Video embedded]
LAPD Officers Allegedly Body Slam Nurse During Traffic Stop, Then Celebrates With Fist Pump
August 29, 2012

Teacher Helps Students Cheat: They're So Dumb

School: Teacher Helps Students Cheat Because She Says They’re ‘Dumb As Hell’
August 28, 2012 2:16 PM
CBS News Atlanta GA

Trial Begins For Texas Multiple Rape of 11-year-old

20-year-old defendant Eric McGowen

Fugitive convicted of gang-raping 11-year-old is caught weeks after vanishing from court during trial
Eric McGowen, 20, caught by police yesterday while sitting on toilet in Houston apartment
Sentenced to 99 years' prison last month after being convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child
Girl was gang-raped repeatedly two years ago in Cleveland, Texas
McGowen admitted raping her with eight others, sometimes two at a time
Escaped during afternoon break on Wednesday and not been seen since
PUBLISHED: 12:06 EST, 11 September 2012 UPDATED: 12:36 EST, 11 September 2012

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Defendant in Texas rape case disappears from trial
Aug 29, 7:53 PM (ET)

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[From article]
authorities allege an 11-year-old girl was repeatedly sexually assaulted over a period of months in 2010 by a group of 20 males.
[. . .]
The case also has been complicated by a belief among many in the predominantly black neighborhood where several of the suspects live that the arrests were racially motivated. All of the suspects are black, while the girl is Hispanic.

1st trial to begin in alleged rapes of Texas girl
Aug 29, 3:24 AM (ET)

NYC Identifies Missing People From Unidentified Dead

[From article]
At any given time, there are 40,000 active missing and unidentified person cases in the United States. New York State accounts for 25 percent of those cases, most of them in New York City.

In NYC, identifying the dead, and finding closure
Aug 29, 3:57 AM (ET)

August 28, 2012

Woman Claimed She Knew Killer of Swedish Prime Minister Palme

Tragic wife of Tetra Pak billionaire Hans Rausing 'claimed she knew killer of Swedish PM Olof Palme'
PUBLISHED: 20:06 EST, 28 August 2012 | UPDATED: 20:17 EST, 28 August 2012

Chris Christie Governor of New Jersey, Speech to RNC (text)

The Hon. Chris Christie
Governor of New Jersey
Remarks as Prepared for Delivery at Republican National Convention
August 28, 2012
Tue Aug 28 2012 21:26:40 ET


This stage and this moment are very improbable for me.

A New Jersey Republican delivering the keynote address to our national convention, from a state with 700,000 more Democrats than Republicans.

A New Jersey Republican stands before you tonight.

Proud of my party, proud of my state and proud of my country.

I am the son of an Irish father and a Sicilian mother.

My Dad, who I am blessed to have with me here tonight, is gregarious, outgoing and loveable.

My Mom, who I lost 8 years ago, was the enforcer. She made sure we all knew who set the rules.

In the automobile of life, Dad was just a passenger. Mom was the driver.

They both lived hard lives. Dad grew up in poverty. After returning from Army service, he worked at the Breyers Ice Cream plant in the 1950s. With that job and the G.I. bill he put himself through Rutgers University at night to become the first in his family to earn a college degree. Our first family picture was on his graduation day, with Mom beaming next to him, six months pregnant with me.

Mom also came from nothing. She was raised by a single mother who took three buses to get to work every day. And mom spent the time she was supposed to be a kid actually raising children - her two younger siblings. She was tough as nails and didn't suffer fools at all. The truth was she couldn't afford to. She spoke the truth - bluntly, directly and without much varnish.

I am her son.

I was her son as I listened to "Darkness on the Edge of Town" with my high school friends on the Jersey Shore.

I was her son as I moved into a studio apartment with Mary Pat to start a marriage that is now 26 years old.

I was her son as I coached our sons Andrew and Patrick on the fields of Mendham, and as I watched with pride as our daughters Sarah and Bridget marched with their soccer teams in the Labor Day parade.

And I am still her son today, as Governor, following the rules she taught me: to speak from the heart and to fight for your principles. She never thought you get extra credit for just speaking the truth.

The greatest lesson Mom ever taught me, though, was this one: she told me there would be times in your life when you have to choose between being loved and being respected. She said to always pick being respected, that love without respect was always fleeting -- but that respect could grow into real, lasting love.

Now, of course, she was talking about women.

But I have learned over time that it applies just as much to leadership. In fact, I think that advice applies to America today more than ever.

I believe we have become paralyzed by our desire to be loved.

Our founding fathers had the wisdom to know that social acceptance and popularity is fleeting and that this country's principles needed to be rooted in strengths greater than the passions and emotions of the times.

Our leaders today have decided it is more important to be popular, to do what is easy and say "yes," rather than to say no when "no" is what's required.

In recent years, we as a country have too often chosen the same path.

It's been easy for our leaders to say not us, and not now, in taking on the tough issues. And we've stood silently by and let them get away with it.

But tonight, I say enough.

I say, together, let's make a much different choice. Tonight, we are speaking up for ourselves and stepping up.

We are beginning to do what is right and what is necessary to make our country great again.

We are demanding that our leaders stop tearing each other down, and work together to take action on the big things facing America.

Tonight, we choose respect over love.

We are not afraid. We are taking our country back.

We are the great grandchildren of men and women who broke their backs in the name of American ingenuity; the grandchildren of the Greatest Generation; the sons and daughters of immigrants; the brothers and sisters of everyday heroes; the neighbors of entrepreneurs and firefighters, teachers and farmers, veterans and factory workers and everyone in-between who shows up not just on the big days or the good days, but on the bad days and on the hard days.

Each and every day. All 365 of them.

We are the United States of America.

Now we must lead the way our citizens live. To lead as my mother insisted I live, not by avoiding truths, especially the hard ones, but by facing up to them and being the better for it.

We cannot afford to do anything less.

I know because this was the challenge in New Jersey.

When I came into office, I could continue on the same path that led to wealth, jobs and people leaving the state or I could do the job the people elected me to do - to do the big things.

There were those who said it couldn't be done. The problems were too big, too politically charged, too broken to fix. But we were on a path we could no longer afford to follow.

They said it was impossible to cut taxes in a state where taxes were raised 115 times in eight years. That it was impossible to balance a budget at the same time, with an $11 billion deficit. Three years later, we have three balanced budgets with lower taxes.

We did it.

They said it was impossible to touch the third rail of politics. To take on the public sector unions and to reform a pension and health benefit system that was headed to bankruptcy.

With bipartisan leadership we saved taxpayers $132 billion over 30 years and saved retirees their pension.

We did it.

They said it was impossible to speak the truth to the teachers union. They were just too powerful. Real teacher tenure reform that demands accountability and ends the guarantee of a job for life regardless of performance would never happen.

For the first time in 100 years with bipartisan support, we did it.

The disciples of yesterday's politics underestimated the will of the people. They assumed our people were selfish; that when told of the difficult problems, tough choices and complicated solutions, they would simply turn their backs, that they would decide it was every man for himself.

Instead, the people of New Jersey stepped up and shared in the sacrifice.

They rewarded politicians who led instead of politicians who pandered.

We shouldn't be surprised.

We've never been a country to shy away from the truth. History shows that we stand up when it counts and it's this quality that has defined our character and our significance in the world.

I know this simple truth and I'm not afraid to say it: our ideas are right for America and their ideas have failed America.

Let's be clear with the American people tonight. Here's what we believe as Republicans and what they believe as Democrats.

We believe in telling hard working families the truth about our country's fiscal realities. Telling them what they already know - the math of federal spending doesn't add up.

With $5 trillion in debt added over the last four years, we have no other option but to make the hard choices, cut federal spending and fundamentally reduce the size of government.

They believe that the American people don't want to hear the truth about the extent of our fiscal difficulties and need to be coddled by big government.

They believe the American people are content to live the lie with them.

We believe in telling seniors the truth about our overburdened entitlements.

We know seniors not only want these programs to survive, but they just as badly want them secured for their grandchildren.

Seniors are not selfish.

They believe seniors will always put themselves ahead of their grandchildren. So they prey on their vulnerabilities and scare them with misinformation for the cynical purpose of winning the next election.

Their plan: whistle a happy tune while driving us off the fiscal cliff, as long as they are behind the wheel of power.

We believe that the majority of teachers in America know our system must be reformed to put students first so that America can compete.

Teachers don't teach to become rich or famous. They teach because they love children.

We believe that we should honor and reward the good ones while doing what's best for our nation's future - demanding accountability, higher standards and the best teacher in every classroom.

They believe the educational establishment will always put themselves ahead of children. That self-interest trumps common sense.

They believe in pitting unions against teachers, educators against parents, and lobbyists against children.

They believe in teacher's unions.

We believe in teachers.

We believe that if we tell the people the truth they will act bigger than the pettiness of Washington, D.C.

We believe it's possible to forge bipartisan compromise and stand up for conservative principles.

It's the power of our ideas, not of our rhetoric, that attracts people to our Party.

We win when we make it about what needs to be done; we lose when we play along with their game of scaring and dividing.

For make no mistake, the problems are too big to let the American people lose - the slowest economic recovery in decades, a spiraling out of control deficit, an education system that's failing to compete in the world.

It doesn't matter how we got here. There is enough blame to go around.

What matters now is what we do.

I know we can fix our problems.

When there are people in the room who care more about doing the job they were elected to do than worrying about winning re-election, it's possible to work together, achieve principled compromise and get results.

The people have no patience for any other way.

It's simple.

We need politicians to care more about doing something and less about being something.

Believe me, if we can do this in a blue state with a conservative Republican Governor, Washington is out of excuses.

Leadership delivers.

Leadership counts.

Leadership matters.

We have this leader for America.

We have a nominee who will tell us the truth and who will lead with conviction. And now he has a running mate who will do the same.

We have Governor Mitt Romney and Congressman Paul Ryan, and we must make them our next President and Vice President.

Mitt Romney will tell us the hard truths we need to hear to put us back on the path to growth and create good paying private sector jobs again in America.

Mitt Romney will tell us the hard truths we need to hear to end the torrent of debt that is compromising our future and burying our economy.

Mitt Romney will tell us the hard truths we need to hear to end the debacle of putting the world's greatest health care system in the hands of federal bureaucrats and putting those bureaucrats between an American citizen and her doctor.

We ended an era of absentee leadership without purpose or principle in New Jersey.

It's time to end this era of absentee leadership in the Oval Office and send real leaders to the White House.

America needs Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan and we need them right now.

There is doubt and fear for our future in every corner of our country.

These feelings are real.

This moment is real.

It's a moment like this where some skeptics wonder if American greatness is over.

How those who have come before us had the spirit and tenacity to lead America to a new era of greatness in the face of challenge.

Not to look around and say "not me," but to say, "YES, ME."

I have an answer tonight for the skeptics and the naysayers, the dividers and the defenders of the status quo.

I have faith in us.

I know we can be the men and women our country calls on us to be.

I believe in America and her history.

There's only one thing missing now. Leadership. It takes leadership that you don't get from reading a poll.

You see, Mr. President - real leaders don't follow polls. Real leaders change polls.

That's what we need to do now.

Change polls through the power of our principles.

Change polls through the strength of our convictions.

Tonight, our duty is to tell the American people the truth.

Our problems are big and the solutions will not be painless. We all must share in the sacrifice. Any leader that tells us differently is simply not telling the truth.

I think tonight of the Greatest Generation.

We look back and marvel at their courage - overcoming the Great Depression, fighting Nazi tyranny, standing up for freedom around the world.

Now it's our time to answer history's call.

For make no mistake, every generation will be judged and so will we.

What will our children and grandchildren say of us? Will they say we buried our heads in the sand, we assuaged ourselves with the creature comforts we've acquired, that our problems were too big and we were too small, that someone else should make a difference because we can't?

Or will they say we stood up and made the tough choices needed to preserve our way of life?

I don't know about you, but I don't want my children and grandchildren to have to read in a history book what it was like to live in an American Century.

I don't want their only inheritance to be an enormous government that has overtaxed, overspent and over-borrowed a great people into second-class citizenship.

I want them to live in a second American Century.

A second American Century of strong economic growth where those who are willing to work hard will have good paying jobs to support their families and reach their dreams.

A second American Century where real American exceptionalism is not a political punch line, but is evident to everyone in the world just by watching the way our government conducts its business and everyday Americans live their lives.

A second American Century where our military is strong, our values are sure, our work ethic is unmatched and our Constitution remains a model for anyone in the world struggling for liberty.

Let us choose a path that will be remembered for generations to come. Standing strong for freedom will make the next century as great an American century as the last one.

This is the American way.

We have never been victims of destiny.

We have always been masters of our own.

I won't be part of the generation that fails that test and neither will you.

It's now time to stand up. There's no time left to waste.

If you're willing to stand up with me for America's future, I will stand up with you.

If you're willing to fight with me for Mitt Romney, I will fight with you.

If you're willing to hear the truth about the hard road ahead, and the rewards for America that truth will bear, I'm here to begin with you this new era of truth-telling.

Tonight, we choose the path that has always defined our nation's history.

Tonight, we finally and firmly answer the call that so many generations have had the courage to answer before us.

Tonight, we stand up for Mitt Romney as the next President of the United States.

And, together, we stand up once again for American greatness.

Columbia U. Freshman Falls to Death At Dorm

Martha Corey-Ochoa, CC ’16

Co-ed in last plea: She felt ‘suicidal’
New York Post
Last Updated: 5:49 AM, August 29, 2012
Posted: 2:56 AM, August 29, 2012

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Dobbs Ferry valedictorian plunges to death from 14th floor Columbia dorm
New York Post
Last Updated: 3:09 PM, August 28, 2012
Posted: 8:54 AM, August 28, 2012

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Aug. 28 12:09 am EST
Martha Corey-Ochoa, CC ’16, dies after fall from John Jay
By Finn Vigeland, Yasmin Gagne, and Sammy Roth
Columbia Spectator

Cambridge Woman, Watertown Man, Charged With Hate Crime Beating Disabled Man

ACCUSED: Defense attorney Robert M. Solomon, left, speaks in Boston Municipal Court at the arraignment yesterday of Karen Akiba, right, as Byron Lashus looks on. Judge Patricia Bernstein presided over the hearing.

Maryanne Hamilton appears in Boston Municipal court this morning.

Charlie Card data leads to assault busts
Boston Herald
By Laurel J. Sweet
Thursday, August 30, 2012

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Cops hunt for 4th suspect in T attack on disabled man
Boston Herald
By Laurel J. Sweet and O’Ryan Johnson
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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Downtown Crossing beating suspect banned from T
Boston Herald
By Laurel J. Sweet And Matt Stout
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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Cambridge woman arrested in connection with MBTA assault
Cambridge Chronicle
Posted Aug 28, 2012 @ 11:18 AM
Last update Aug 28, 2012 @ 01:58 PM

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Three charged in MBTA beating case
Boston Herald
By Laurel J. Sweet
Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Michigan State U. Jewish Student Beaten

Police dispute Jewish college student's claim that his mouth was stapled or that he was victim of anti-Semitic 'hate crime'
Zach Tennen, 19, beaten unconscious at party close to Michigan University
Teenager said attackers were in the KKK and yelled 'Heil Hitler'
Zach had surgery to have his jaw wired after vicious assault
Police said assault was 'not likely a hate crime' but refused to elaborate
Father Bruce Tennen said the police's conclusions 'sicken us'
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 16:43 EST, 29 August 2012 | UPDATED: 16:43 EST, 29 August 2012

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MSU Student Knocked Unconscious, Mouth Stapled Shut In Alleged Hate Crime
August 28, 2012 2:14 PM
CBS News Detroit MI

August 27, 2012

More Veterans Being Put in Mental Hospitals

US Veterans Forcibly Sequestered in Mental Hospitals is Indefinite Detention
Susanne Posel
August 27, 2012

Injured Model Works In Fashion Promotion

Quadriplegic model, 37, paralysed from the waist down following horrific car accident lands major fashion campaign
Angela Rockwood, star of Push Girls, set to star in upcoming campaign for retail giant Nordstrom
'It’s so important that there are companies out there that see the value in using models with disabilities,' she said
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 14:57 EST, 27 August 2012 | UPDATED: 15:05 EST, 27 August 2012

Georgia Soldiers Accused of Homicide, Conspiracy

Prosecutor: Ga. murder case uncovers terror plot
Aug 27, 3:10 PM (ET)

Machine Can Read Minds

Scientists Successfully ‘Hack’ Brain To Obtain Private Data
By Peter V. Milo
August 25, 2012 1:56 AM
CBS News Seattle WA

Niall Ferguson on Why Obama Should Not Be Re-elected

The pattern Professor Ferguson describes is pervasive among liberals. Liberals consistently argue with anyone who disagrees, asserting that he or she is not just wrong, but also evil, stupid and insane. It is all personal attacks because they have no substantive arguments. They make it up without any basis in fact. Sometimes they appeal to themselves as authority. It is hilarious logically. Misguided "critics" lack common sense and integrity.

Niall Ferguson
Obama’s Gotta Go
Aug 19, 2012 1:00 AM EDT

Delaware Race Riot

Colin Flaherty uncovers details when reporters, police go silent
August 26, 2012

August 26, 2012

Chicago Warfare Continues Under Obama Aide,0,7823757.story

[video embedded]
1 dead, 16 wounded in shootings across the city
4 teens among shooting victims
By William Lee
Chicago Tribune reporter
9:29 a.m. CDT, August 26, 2012

Wife, 23, of Canadian Politician, 69, Arrested After In Flight Behavior

Woman, 23, arrested for 'threatening her 69-year-old Canadian politician husband on a plane' just days before couple's first anniversary
Maygan Sensenberger, 23, is accused of threatening her husband and other passengers aboard Air Canada flight
Was heard yelling that her 69-year-old husband was in medical distress
Police suspect alcohol played a part in the incident
Sensenberger and Manitoba Senator Rod Zimmer married on August 27, 2011
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 19:16 EST, 25 August 2012 | UPDATED: 19:46 EST, 25 August 2012

New York Judge Dismisses Credit Company Claims, Favors Debtors

Better off debtor
Credit judge’s free rides
New York Post
Last Updated: 4:16 AM, August 26, 2012
Posted: 12:09 AM, August 26, 2012

Do Evictions Cause Homicides?

After shooters kill others, many immediately demand stricter gun laws. They say guns are the cause of the homicides. But then we read about murders by knives, pillows, drugs, chemicals, and automobiles. Few demand that knives, pillows, drugs, chemicals and autos be banned. But in three of the recent shootings in 2012 the shooters were being evicted from their homes. July 20, 2012: James Holmes in Aurora CO. August 13, 2012: Thomas Caffell, at Texas A&M University. August 24, 2012: Jeffrey Johnson in New York City. Is it time to reconsider evictions? Do landlords cause these murders?

Here's A Timeline Of Mass Murders In The U.S. Just This Year
Ashley Lutz
Aug. 25, 2012, 11:00 AM

Harvard Students Want More Police, Security Over Freedom

Some of these comments show that students think Cambridge is a college campus. It has all the problems of large cities and more because Harvard attracts others to visit this city. In case some did not notice, Harvard is in the City of Cambridge, not vice versa. Individuals can no longer walk around Cambridge all hours of the night and expect to be safe. That safe city disappeared many years ago. Students believe they are as safe in the city as they are in school buildings. This is an issue of perception. The university provides shuttles for almost 24 hours of the day. Not using these vehicles is not a police problem. All street crime can be eliminated with a massive police presence which some officials want.

Students Call for Beefed Security After Reported Rapes
Published: Saturday, August 25, 2012

New York Criminal Informant Assisted by Hollywood Celebrities

[From article]
The feds collared Paciello, charging him with murder and other crimes in December 1999
[. . .]
After his arrest, Paciello helped put away 70 top mobsters,
[. . .]
The actress Sofia Vergara helped put up his $15 million bail during the trial. Paciello, who was sentenced to six years, blew her kisses in the courtroom.
[. . .]
After his release, Paciello split for LA, where he sunk money into a high-end pizzeria chain, Cristoni’s, squabbled with his partner as the business failed and got into a string of scrapes, including a knife fight. But just as ever, celebs clung to him, including his old buddy Rourke and “Entourage” star Kevin Connolly.
[. . .]
Ingrid Casares showed up for that event, as did Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez and former home-run champ Sammy Sosa. Paciello, 40, is also running a nightclub, FDR, where he holds court in as loud a fashion as ever, at one point wearing a T-shirt that boasted, “The King is Back!”

Life on the glam for mob rat
Club don faces a Mafia hit – but take witness protection? Fughedaboutit!
New York Post
Last Updated: 3:47 AM, August 26, 2012
Posted: 12:51 AM, August 26, 2012

Read more:

Psychiatry For Politicians, Without Due Process

Are People Being Thrown Into Psychiatric Wards For Their Political Views?
By Washington's Blog

August 25, 2012

Wave of Anti-Semitism In The Middle East

Radical Islam revives an ancient hatred
By Damian Thompson World
Last updated: August 24th, 2012

How To Get Guns, Are Women Driving Gun Violence?

[From article]
“I wasn’t doing this before I started watching the videos. The females want to see you be a tough gang-banger,” he said.

Getting a gun in Chicago quick and easy
BY FRANK MAIN Staff Reporter
August 25, 2012 12:28AM Updated: August 25, 2012 4:42PM

Holder is Not The Referee, He's Part of The Team. Corzine is the Ref.

This sounds exactly like Massachusetts and the City of Cambridge. Oh? You say, the same people run the City and state as run the US Government? Ah, that explains it.

August 25, 2012
Corzine gets the New Black Panther treatment.
Bruce Johnson

Forget The War On Women, Try Children

AUGUST 25, 2012 4:00 A.M.
The War on Children
We’re leaving them with a transgenerational bill unknown to human history.
By Mark Steyn

Fake Obama Ad, is Hilarious

Democrat Women for Romney
By Mark Steyn
August 25, 2012 1:38 P.M.

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Powerline Blog

Chicago Man Charged With Killing Wife and Three Children

Victims: Christopher Vaughn is accused of killing his wife and three children - Abigayle, 12, Cassandra, 11, Blake, eight

[From article]
Scores manager Lisa Hinds also testified on Thursday, reporting that in a pair of trips to her club, June 5 and 11, he spent $4,788.

Father who 'shot [wife] dead and children in SUV' spent $5,000 on strippers and booze days before killings
PUBLISHED: 22:29 EST, 24 August 2012 | UPDATED: 23:56 EST, 24 August 2012

Blaming Bush Is Misguided

[Received online. So what else is new? Propaganda is what passes for journalism these days.]

The day the democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was actually January 3rd 2007 the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress.

The Democrat Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.

For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is "Bush's Fault", think about this:

January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress. At the time:

The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77

The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%

The Unemployment rate was 4.6%

George Bush's Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB GROWTH

Remember the day...

January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.

The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy?


Unemployment... to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOS!

Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie - starting in 2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy.

And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac? OBAMA

And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie?

OBAMA and the Democrat Congress

So when someone tries to blame Bush..


Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democrat Party.

Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 & 2009 as well as 2010 &2011.

In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.

For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutionsto keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budgets.

And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete 2009.

If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.

If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself. In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is I inherited a deficit that I voted for starting Jan. 2, 2007 and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 22, 2009.

Texas Man Kills Self After Failing to Kill Wife

[From article]
The report revealed that Steele had a long history of prescription painkiller abuse, which he hid from his wife and children. His psychiatrist said that he had been using Vicodin, a powerful drug used to moderate severe pain, for up to 2-3 years.
During that time, the doctor said, he had also battled severe depression and anxiety, but refused to be admitted into an impatient facility, as his wife would then know he was having difficulties with depression.
[. . .]
The NIH urges those with depression, mental illness, thoughts of harming yourself or others, and those with suicidal thoughts to tell their doctors.
The government agency also advises that those taking the drug may experience ‘unexpected’ changes in behaviour and mental health.
[. . .]
They write: ‘It is hard to tell if these changes are caused by zolpidem or if they are caused by physical or mental illnesses that you may already have or suddenly develop.’
It warns that some may develop aggressiveness, strange behaviours, hallucinations, out-of-body experiences, and anxiety.

Questions arise over suicide of successful businessman and Sunday school teacher as it's revealed he was on insomnia drug that 'causes aggressive behaviour and hallucinations'
Businessman John Steele was seeing psychiatrist for depression and prescription drug addiction
Tried to attack sleeping wife on July 11 in their Dallas-area home
Son came in to stop attack after hearing mother's screams
Steele then turned knife on self in front of son
Autopsy report found zolpidem, a powerful sleep medication, in his system
Daily mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 11:11 EST, 25 August 2012 | UPDATED: 11:11 EST, 25 August 2012

NY State Senator Indicted for Theft of Taxpayer Funds For Non Profits

Non profit abuses are institutionalized in MA, where there is only one functioning political party. There are no efforts to hold elected officials and their wasteful spending accountable in MA. In New York State they are still some Democrats with integrity. I can't identify them or where they are but I know they exist. In MA there are only members of the coalition which exists to steal taxpayer funds and to ensure no accountability.

State Sen. Huntley set to turn self in to authorities following investigation into nonprofits
New York Post
Last Updated: 4:53 PM, August 25, 2012
Posted: 12:54 PM, August 25, 2012

August 24, 2012

Texas Man Freed After 17 Years From Wrongful Rape Conviction

Texas man freed from life prison sentence after DNA testing clears him of teen's 1989 rape
David Lee Wiggins released on bond after serving more than two decades behind bars
In a tremendous battle for his innocence Wiggins' legal assistant Nina Wagnor married the inmate to access all his information
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 17:32 EST, 24 August 2012 | UPDATED: 17:37 EST, 24 August 2012

NYC Sanitation Worker Finds Woman's Wedding Ring in Truckload of Trash

Ecstatic: Carroll holds up the note she left on Gaddist's truck at 5am Monday, begging for help to track down her missing wedding ring

Heroic NYC Parks worker digs through tons of trash to reunite woman with her wedding ring after she accidentally threw it away
PUBLISHED: 12:19 EST, 24 August 2012 | UPDATED: 12:21 EST, 24 August 2012

Trusts For Digital Content

[From article]
Most digital content exists in a legal black hole. “The law is light years away from catching up with the types of assets we have in the 21st Century,” says Wheatley-Liss. In recent years, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Indiana, Oklahoma and Idaho passed laws to allow executors and relatives access to email and social networking accounts of those who’ve died, but the regulations don’t cover digital files purchased.

Aug. 23, 2012, 4:57 p.m. EDT
Who inherits your iTunes library?
Why your digital books and music may go to the grave
By Quentin Fottrell

Good Samaritan Women Die Trying To Save Man,0,7081357.story

2 women electrocuted trying to help at crash scene
Irma Zamora ran into the electrified water at the Valley Village site and was killed. Another woman died trying to help her. Officials call them heroes.
By Sam Quinones and Rebecca Trounson, Los Angeles Times
August 24, 2012

Chicago, Gambling, Teen Homicides Obama: A Great City

Strong oversight? In Chicago? Ahem!

[From article]
"We cannot have gambling in Chicago without strong oversight by regulators who are no-nonsense men and women of integrity," Quinn said

Chicago Casino
Rahm on Casino: "I Want it For Our Kids"
Chicago mayor confident state and city can work out issues
By Marcus Riley
Friday, Aug 24, 2012 | Updated 7:28 AM CDT

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In a related story. . . August 24, 2012,0,49779.story

19 people shot in overnight shootings across Chicago
By Peter Nickeas
Chicago Tribune reporter
9:30 a.m. CDT, August 24, 2012

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In an earlier related story. . . August 13, 2012

Obama: 'Chicago Is an Example of What Makes This Country Great'
8:58 AM, AUG 13, 2012
Chicago Tribune

Bernie, The Film

This is a wonderful story about real people in the East Texas town of Carthage. Bernie (real name), was the assistant funeral director in Carthage. He befriended his neighbors and did good deeds. He was especially attentive toward older women, who are seldom appreciated for their beauty and wisdom.

He met his fellow citizens at a most vulnerable time. He followed up with love and gifts after the deaths of their loved ones. He made them feel special and loved. He made a typical mistake of people from the underprivileged working class. He mistook access to wealth as a way to freedom. It was the opposite and brought a loss of freedom and resentment. His reaction is easily understood. This film is a result of two men seeing an article in Texas Magazine about the real Bernie, and attended his trial, then made this delightful instructive film about human nature.

People often reject what they see and hear for what they want to see and hear. It is why some people believe what politicians say and believe what journalists say and write. Humans want to believe the best and the worst about people they love and hate. Even when what they believe makes no sense at all. It happens even in Cambridge MA, at Harvard University among the best educated and most wealthy people in the world, who often lack common sense. Why expect anything different from the people of Carthage, Texas?

Equality For Women

Is that Obama wearing a bra?

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