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Barack Hussein Obama: An Al-Qaeda Approved President

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Barack Hussein Obama: An Al-Qaeda Approved President
The Conservative Camp ^ | December 29, 2009 | Robert Ditmar

Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 4:35:05 PM by The Conservative Camp

On Christmas Day, just as Northwest Flight 253 crossed over the Detroit River at the point where Canadian airspace ends and U.S. airspace begins, a Nigerian Muslim, with verifiable Al Qaeda ties, attempted to ignite an explosive chemical mix with the intention of bringing down the plane and violently killing all 278 passengers and 11 crew members on board. Within hours of this attempted terrorist act of war upon American “infidels,” dispatches from Al-Qaeda confirmed what the Nigerian would-be murderer had already confessed to the FBI; that the bomber, whose name is Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, had been trained in the use of detonating the explosive PETN by Al Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen. This is the same type of explosive that Al Qaeda terrorist Richard Reid had used in his attempt to down a Miami-bound airliner over the Atlantic in 2001. Had it not been for the heroic actions of some passengers on board the aircraft, there could have been a horrible outcome, with the death of all on board and a swath of death and destruction on the ground of Metropolitan Detroit.

So how is it that President Obama waited until December 28 to make a response to this incident? Furthermore, why is this President so concerned about giving these Islamist murderers the protections of our U.S. Constitution by treating this act of war like a simple bank hold-up? Consider his following remarks during his response;

“Here’s what we know so far: On Christmas Day, Northwest Airlines Flight 253 was en route from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Detroit. As the plane made its final approach to Detroit Metropolitan Airport, a passenger allegedly tried to ignite an explosive device on his body, setting off a fire.

Thanks to the quick and heroic actions of passengers and crew, the suspect was immediately subdued, the fire was put out, and the plane landed safely. The suspect is now in custody and has been charged with attempting to destroy an aircraft.

A full investigation has been launched into this attempted act of terrorism, and we will not rest until we find all who were involved and hold them accountable.”

Notice that Obama uses legal boilerplate terms such as “allegedly” and “suspect,” to describe the terrorist and the atrocity that he attempted. There was nothing “alleged” about what Abdulmutallab attempted over Detroit. Further in his remarks, Obama said;

“Finally, the American people should remain vigilant, but also be confident. Those plotting against us seek not only to undermine our security, but also the open society and the values that we cherish as Americans. This incident, like several that have preceded it, demonstrates that an alert and courageous citizenry are far more resilient than an isolated extremist.”

There was nothing isolated about this attempted attack on our country and the West in general. This terrorist was on a list of known and named Islamist radicals who were not allowed entry into the United States. This terrorist’s own father, a high ranking member of a Nigerian financial institution, even tried to warn authorities in the West, and the United States in particular, about the concern he had of his son’s radical indoctrination and flirtations with known Islamists terror groups. The authorities in the Netherlands even alerted U.S. officials of the passenger list, apparently with no objection from American security officials. Topping all of this is the revelation that two of the Al-Qaeda leaders involved in this latest plot were once Gitmo terrorist detainees who were eventually released from the detention center, only to return to their jihadist roots to focus on murdering innocent civilians. And finally, Al-Qaeda has openly confirmed that they were behind this man’s training, funding and equipment.

Misleading statements that Obama made on Monday are absurd in their context, not only because they further endanger our nation from the very real threat of a very real and evil enemy by intentionally keeping Americans in the dark about the true nature of radical Islamist doctrine, but they also encourage our enemies in Al Qaeda and the Islamist world to continue plotting attacks and murder by demonstrating our inability to treat these attempts as the acts of war they really are. By acting like each attack is now an “isolated criminal act” by a “crazed” or “disenfranchised youth,” instead of an act by a large terrorist organization completely dedicated and hell-bent on all of our destruction in the name of Islam, Obama, Holder and Napolitano are telling our enemies that we will not fight back when they make war on us. We will simply arrest these “criminals,” and “not rest until all the crooks are brought to justice.” It really makes you feel secure knowing that this President, who seems almost sympathetic to these Islamist terrorists, decides to let Eric Holder’s Justice Department take the lead in fighting the War on Terror, now morphed into Obama’s “Overseas Contingency for the Prevention of Tragic Man-Caused Disasters.”

There is no doubt that most Muslims are peaceful and just want to go on living their lives. But as several others have highlighted, even though most Muslims are not radical or terrorists, almost every act of terrorism in the world today is perpetrated by practitioners of radical Islam. These radical Islamists, unfortunately, are hurting not only the “infidels” to whom they seek to “cleanse” from the world, they also hurt peaceful, law-abiding Muslims who want nothing to do with aims of the violent jihadists, namely, the globe ruled under Islamic Sharia Law.

Until the majority of peaceful Muslims stand up to the radicals that poison their religion and our world, they will all be stereotyped by non-Muslims as part of the problem. That may be unfair, yet it is also unfair that non-Muslims must continue to live in a state of constant fear and inconvenience of politically-correct strip searches and lines in airports out of fear of “racial profiling” those who come from a background that is historically and typically Islamic. When an eighty-year-old, white-haired Caucasian grandmother is pulled aside for a targeted strip search by Department of Homeland Security agents so there is no appearance of “profiling” a singular group, we have crossed the politically correct path to insanity in this country.

President Obama’s policies against our national security structure, including his reversion to treating a real shooting war more as a pre-9/11 Clintonian mindset as nothing more than a “law-enforcement” problem, have simply emboldened Al Qaeda and their allies once again. There is no doubt that this president’s total disregard for reality and his pursuit of a politically correct Utopia will bring on another disastrous atrocity against the United States at the hands of Al Qaeda. Maybe we Americans will then finally wake up to the reality that we do have a real enemy who wants us destroyed. Maybe at that point, we will finally become serious about getting the job of winning the War on Islamist Fascism instead of pursuing idiotic politically-correct policies. Maybe then we will finally put our national interests, i.e. survival, ahead of trying to become “loved” by the “international community” and the United Nations.

Until that day, however, there can be no doubt that Al Qaeda has found the perfect ally in the White House with whom they can work. Barack Hussein Obama seems to have the Al Qaeda “stamp of approval.”

Stay alert when you fly the friendly skies.








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Taking down Obama’s ‘do not disturb’ sign

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  • Taking down Obama’s ‘do not disturb’ sign

    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 2:59:30 PM · by jazusamo · 1 replies · 52+ views

    American Thinker ^ | Decemeber 29, 2009 | Carol Brown
    It took Obama three days before he spoke to the nation about the attempted terrorist attack — an attack that would have killed a plane full of innocent people and that may have crashed into downtown Detroit killing who knows how many more. Instead, Obama played golf. To make matters worse, it appeared he only bothered to address the country when, as reported in the New York Times, his administration was criticized: “President Obama emerged from Hawaiian seclusion on Monday to try to quell gathering criticism of his administration’s handling of the thwarted Christmas Day bombing of an American…
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America Under Barack Obama

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America Under Barack Obama
OLDSPEAK ^ | DECEMBER 29, 2009 | swampsniper

Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 3:00:52 PM by SWAMPSNIPER

“I try to avoid hyperbole, but I think Obama is possibly the most dangerous and destructive president we have ever had.”—Nat Hentoff

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VIDEOS: RONALD REAGAN vs. Barack Obama! The Reagan-Obama Debates

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VIDEOS: RONALD REAGAN vs. Barack Obama! The Reagan-Obama Debates
Schiffer for Congress ^ | December 28, 2009 | Paul Schiffer (and Ronald Reagan)

Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 2:53:25 PM by Moseley

A series of videos of RONALD REAGAN exposing the errors in Barack Obama’s socialist policies.

What is amazing is that nothing has changed.

Reagan warned as early as 1967 of exactly what Barack Obama, Nancy Pelsoi, and Harry Reid are doing today.

It’s the same old scam.


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Political Correctness is the Number One Weapon of Islamist Terrorists

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  • Political Correctness is the Number One Weapon of Islamist Terrorists

    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 2:09:49 PM · by Shellybenoit · 3 replies · 37+ views

    Radar/NY Post/The Lid ^ | 12/29/09 | The Lid
    If, God Forbid, we are not victorious in this global war against Islamist terrorism, it will not be because we lost, it will be because we committed suicide, death by political correctness. Of course it is important to make sure to be fair and not to target a particular group, but it is also important to realize that WE did not single out Muslims in this war, the Islamist Terrorists did. The overwhelming majority of Muslims are good decent people, but the overwhelming majority of terrorists that have attacked the United States and her allies are Islamists, a radical theology…
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Obama had close ties to top Saudi adviser at early age

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  • Obama had close ties to top Saudi adviser at early age

    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 2:11:40 PM · by tutstar

    newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 03 Sep 2008 | Ken Timmerman
    New evidence has emerged that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was closely associated as early as age 25 to a key adviser to a Saudi billionaire who had mentored the founding members of the Black Panthers. In a videotaped interview this year on New York’s all news cable channel NY1, a prominent African-American businessman and political figure made the curious disclosures about Obama. (See Video Clip Below) Percy Sutton, the former borough president of Manhattan, off-handedly revealed the unusual circumstances about his first encounter with the young Obama. “I was introduced to (Obama) by a friend who was raising money…

Obama had close ties to top Saudi adviser at early age

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The *New World Order* has now arrived…. (More from SDE)

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I am an Extremist, who else?

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I am an Extremist, who else?
ongoing | extremist

Posted on Saturday, April 18, 2009 3:48:24 AM by ma bell

I am a labeled extremist due to my fringe relationship with the radical Marine Corps and currently Army.

Who else?

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Allvoices ^ | Dec 29 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.

Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 12:31:25 PM by freedomyes

Marxist Muslim Barack Hussein ObamaHussein ObamaHussein ObamaHussein Obama is mentally ill and getting worse.

The angst will continue as long as he persists in Islam World Rule rather than America with Christian heritage intact.

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U.S. military is liaising with extraterrestrial life according to independent sources…

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  • U.S. military is liaising with extraterrestrial life according to independent sources…

    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 12:17:38 PM · by TaraP

    San Diego Examiner ^ | December 28th, 2009
    Independent sources have claimed an on-going set of face-to-face meetings between U.S. military officials and extraterrestrial life. The sources reveal that senior U.S. Navy officers have played a leading role in an inter-services working group responsible for the meetings, and that different extraterrestrial groups are allegedly involved. One source claims that the contact involves extraterrestrial groups known as Reptilians, and a silicon based life form dubbed ‘the Conformers’. Another source claims that the extraterrestrials are called Ebens from the Zeta Reticuli star system, but known colloquially as the Grays. A third source claims that human looking extraterrestrials representing an association…
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Senator DeMint’s Block of TSA Chief Confirmation is JUSTIFIED

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Senator DeMint’s Block of TSA Chief Confirmation is JUSTIFIED

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 12:12:18 PM · by Shellybenoit · 5+ views

The Lid/Various ^ | 11/29/09 | The Lid

The attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound flight by the Burnt-Ball-Boxer-Bomer has re-ignited debate over President Obama’s nominee for chief of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which has been without a permanent leader since Obama took office. The TSA are the folks at airports who watch you go through the metal detectors, check your luggage, etc. There role is much more than what you see at the Airport gate, the TSA consists of 50,000 security officers, inspectors, directors, air marshals and managers who protect the nation’s transportation systems so we can travel safely. It took the president eight months to nominate..

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Obama Becoming Pathetic?

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Obama Becoming Pathetic?
Examiner ^ | December 29, 2009 | Martha

Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 10:45:39 AM by usalady

The recent game of musical chairs played at the Climate Change Conference earlier this month confirmed what many Americans have begun to expect: Obama is becoming pathetic.

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Ron Paul Says Agenda Behind Bombing Incident Is More War, More Attacks On Liberty

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Ron Paul Says Agenda Behind Bombing Incident Is More War, More Attacks On Liberty

Posted By admin On December 29, 2009 @ 5:48 am In Featured Stories, News In Focus, Paul Watson Articles | 30 Comments

Congressman: “I am concerned what they are going to do to the American people”

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Paul Joseph Watson
Prison [1]
Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Congressman Ron Paul fears that the agenda behind the Flight 253 bombing incident is to expand the war on terror into Yemen while stripping Americans of more liberties, warning that it’s time people woke up and realized that the government cannot guarantee their safety.

The Congressman highlighted how the bombing attempt followed geopolitical turmoil in Yemen in the form of attacks in the country launched by the Saudis with the endorsement of the U.S. – and how sectors of the media and politicians were now calling for Yemen to be a new front in the war on terror as a consequence of the Christmas Day incident.

“It seems ironic that there is so much excitement about this and now talk about attacking Yemen,” said Paul, adding that it was the United States’ presence in Yemen that represented a threat to America, not the purported presence of Al-Qaeda members in Yemen.

Two days after the incident, influential neo-lib Joe Lieberman cited the attempted plane bombing [2] in calling for Yemen to be the next target of the military-industrial complex after Afghanistan, claiming the plot had links back to the Middle Eastern nation.

Paul raised the question of how a $75 billion dollar a year intelligence gathering structure failed to stop a dangerous man who had no passport and was on a terror watch list from boarding a plane.


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“It really scares me because we do so much already – we spend $75 billion dollars on intelligence gathering in this country in order to protect us and make us safe, so with $75 billion dollars we weren’t able to detect this individual where there’s a glaring warning sign,” said Paul, citing the fact that the bomber’s father tried to warn the U.S. that his son was a threat a month ago.

Paul labeled the nature of the incident, “Either awful stupidity or there must be an agenda….I am concerned what they are going to do to the American people,” citing how the 9/11 hijackers were also known to the authorities, who were warned that they were only training to learn how to fly a plane and not how to land, but that nothing was ever done about it.

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Obituary Omits News About Barack Obama’s Past

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  • Obituary Omits News About Barack Obama’s Past

    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 10:52:11 AM · by BobMcCartyWrites · 5 replies · 409+ views

    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 12-29-09 | Bob McCarty
    Thomas Lifson, editor at American Thinker, reported late Sunday on the death of Percy Sutton, a Tuskegee Airman who went on to become a civil rights attorney, prominent business owner and president of the New York City borough of Manhattan. In his piece, he reported that The New York Times had missed the boat when writing their own versions of Percy’s obituary.
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Senator Max Baucus denies being DRUNK during Senate speech…

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  • Senator Max Baucus denies being DRUNK during Senate speech

    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 10:53:00 AM · by rface · 56 replies · 870+ views ^ | 12.29.09 | Trish LaMonte
    Montana Senator Max Baucus, who led the Democrats’ health care reform legislation through the Senate last week, is responding to accusations that he was intoxicated while delivering a speech on the Senate floor. Video of the speech posted to YouTube over the weekend shows Baucus appearing to slur some of his words and repeating himself at times. Baucus’ spokesman Tyler Matsdorf released a statement on Monday refuting claims that the Senator was drunk, calling it an ‘untrue personal smear Internet rumor.’ Matsdorf said, “This is beyond the pale and this type of gutter politics has no place in the public…
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What’s This **** About Fast Food Eat-In and Take-OutTax/Charges?

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What’s This **** About Fast Food Eat-In and Take-OutTax/Charges?

December 29, 2009

I have been noticing lately that my receipts at fast food restaurants now contain charges for both “eating in” and “taking out” food orders. Got ya both ways, huh!

Dunno if all the fast food joints are doing this or not–the one I’m thinking of starts with an “m” (also, an upside-down V)…

What is this another gubmint/corporate shakedown/sin tax/sin food bs; perhaps like the hidden sin-tax on coke, cigarettes, etc., etc.???

Maybe they’re just so dumb/slick that they think we don’t even notice it. Perhaps not; maybe they’re now so arrogant they know we cannot do anything about it!

Just my observation–what do you all think about this, folks?


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A Comment About The Bomber’s Briefs ~ By: Devvy

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How strange.

The photo in the link below (and front page Drudge Report right now) is supposedly the under wear worn by the would be Northwest bomber all over the news.

Supposedly there was smoke and fire. The bomber was burned enough to have to go to the hospital.

The explosive he supposedly mixed in his drawers and then set ablaze would bring down that huge air liner. Time to ramp up more nonsense from TSA: No potty trips and get ready to stand naked in front of their body scanners or you don’t fly. Will you put your 13 year old daughter or 10 year old son in front of one of those scanners for some stranger to look at? How do you think that will affect your children even if you don’t mind being stripped naked?

So, how come his undies are so clean looking? One would think there would be burning, tearing, ripping and black soot.

That photo shows a neatly cut up pair of under wear (I guess it’s briefs) that almost look washed and fairly clean. I don’t know what the “sewn in” part is supposed to really look like or what men’s underwear in third world countries look like either. To me, it looks like a reinforced crotch area in some kind of boxer shorts.

The ABC piece says:

“The first photo, to the left and below, shows the slightly charred underpants with the bomb packet still in place. All photos include a ruler to provide scale.”

If there was this fire in the guy’s crotch that would “take down an airliner, killing all 300 passengers,” how come the bomb packet is still in place? Slightly charred? What happened to the fire that would explode that big jet?

Yes, there are explosives that have such force, even a tiny amount could blow up a huge jet. Is that the case here? Who knows? Every time some government official in DC opens their mouth, expect a lie. The Red in the White House, vacationing in Hawaii, waited, what, three days to speak to the American people? Pretty serious stuff.

Just seems a bit odd and how is it that ABC “News” gets a pristine photo of the under wear, ah, considered evidence, to release to the general public?

Well, war monger, Joseph Libermann says this is enough that “we must make a pre-emptive strike against Yemen.” Does that mean the thieves in Congress will stop stealing the fruits of our labor to throw at yet another corrupt government?

Where in the U.S. Constitution does it authorize Congress to steal from your paycheck to fund this putrid world government game playing:

“Yemen’s donors believe stabilizing President Saleh’s regime will thwart the devolution of Yemen into a failed state and an al Qaeda safe haven. U.S. aid proposed for 2010 is at the highest levels in years. The Department of Defense allocated $66 million in military aid, mostly for patrol boats and armored pick-ups. Congress’ Foreign Operation Appropriation bill includes an additional $15 million in military aid and $40 million in development and economic aid. Other humanitarian aid is channeled through USAID. However, increased funding to Yemen is a questionable strategy that may escalate instability.”

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Adding Fees and Fences on Media Sites…

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Adding Fees and Fences on Media Sites
NY Times ^ | 12/27/09 | RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA and TIM ARANGO

Posted on Monday, December 28, 2009 1:02:22 AM by Nachum

Over more than a decade, consumers became accustomed to the sweet, steady flow of free news, pictures, videos and music on the Internet. Paying was for suckers and old fogeys. Content, like wild horses, wanted to be free.

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation charges for access to The Wall Street Journal and could do the same on Hulu.

Now, however, there are growing signs that this free ride is drawing to a close

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I’m The First Of Many, Warns Airline ‘Bomber’ Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab By Giles Whittell and Adam Fresco…

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London Times
December 29, 2009

I’m The First Of Many, Warns Airline ‘Bomber’ Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab

By Giles Whittell and Adam Fresco

A global search for accomplices in the Detroit airliner plot was under way yesterday after an al-Qaeda group based in Yemen claimed responsibility for the operation and the would-be bomber was reported to have said that more attacks were being planned.

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, a terrorist cell led by a former personal secretary to Osama bin Laden, issued a statement saying that the failed attack by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was a response to American-backed airstrikes on the group in Yemen this month.

Yemeni government forces, acting on US intelligence and using what officials have admitted was American military hardware, launched air raids on suspected militants in the east of the country on December 17 and again on December 24. At least 60 people were understood to have been killed.

Mr Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old Nigerian who set himself alight in a packed Airbus approaching Detroit on Christmas Day, bought his one-way ticket from a KLM office in Accra, the Ghanaian capital, on December 16, indicating that his attack was planned well before these latest air raids. A US military effort to deny al-Qaeda a stronghold in Yemen has been under way for at least a year.

The fresh-faced engineering graduate was transferred yesterday from hospital in Detroit to a federal prison in Milan, Michigan, where agents questioning him said he told them that he was one of many bombers being groomed by the Yemeni alQaeda affiliate to attack American-bound aircraft, according to ABC News.

Cyber-Security Chief Resigns in Protest

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  • Cyber-Security Chief Resigns in Protest

    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 8:33:48 AM · by NewMediaJournal · 2 replies · 70+ views

    The New Media Journal ^ | Dec 29, 2009 | National Policy Institute
    The official in charge of coordinating the US government’s cyber-security operations has quit, saying the expanding control of the National Security Agency over the nation’s computer security efforts poses “threats to our democratic processes.” “Even from a security standpoint, it is unwise to hand over the security of all government networks to a single organization,” said Rod A. Beckstrom, the head of the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cyber Security Center when speaking to United Press International. “If our Founding Fathers were taking part in this debate [about the future organization of the government's cyber-security activities], there is no doubt…
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Old Boxing Matches….

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Old Boxing Matches ^ | December 29, 2009 | Thomas Sowell

Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 8:15:27 AM by Kaslin

Watching old boxing matches on DVDs tells us something about some of the ways in which American society has changed.

The first thing I noticed about the boxers back in the era of Joe Louis, from the 1930s into the 1950s, is that they all wore regulation boxing trunks and they didn’t have tattoos. There was no trying to outdo each other with garish boxing trunks or wild tattoos. They didn’t try to stare each other down when the referee was giving them instructions before the fight.

Seldom did any of these boxers go in for showboating during the fight. There was no denigrating the other fighter, either before or after the fight.

After Joe Louis knocked out an opponent, any comment he made was usually along the lines of “He’s a good fighter and very game.” Sometimes Louis would add, “He had me worried for a while,” though there was seldom any real reason to worry.

One of the few fighters who did give Joe Louis a real battle, and who was ahead on points when Louis knocked him out, was Billy Conn. But, when Conn lost his balance in their much anticipated rematch, Louis simply let him regain his balance before continuing the fight. How many boxers today would do that, especially against someone who was a real threat?

Although Joe Louis was widely respected as a model of sportsmanship, he was by no means the only one who behaved like a gentleman in the ring. That became a norm that heavyweight champions after him tried to live up to, until the 1960s.

Early in his career, Louis was upset by Max Schmeling, who knocked him out. Although Schmeling was from Germany and some tried to depict him as a Nazi, Schmeling went over to help Louis to his feet after the knockout.

In their rematch, the first thing Max Schmeling did upon entering the ring was go over to Louis’ corner to shake hands with him, even before going to his own corner. It was a gesture that distanced him from the Aryan supremacy interpretation of his victory over Louis that the Nazi regime in Germany had made after their first fight.

The loutish, loudmouth and childish displays that have become all too common today in boxing, as well as in other sports, began in the 1960s, like so many other signs of social degeneration.

What about the quality of the fighters themselves? There have been great fighters in both earlier and later times. Mike Tyson’s one-round knockouts electrified many boxing fans but Joe Louis still holds the record for one-round knockouts in heavyweight championship fights.

The only way you can be sure who hit harder would be to be on the receiving end of their punches– and none of the boxing pundits ever agreed to do that.

Louis’ punches tended to be short and quick, but guys went down like they had been struck by lightning. When Louis knocked out Jimmy Braddock– the “Cinderella Man”– to win the championship, Braddock lay face down on the canvas without moving while he was counted out, and afterwards his handlers had to come out from his corner to get him back on his feet.

It was much the same story when Rocky Marciano won the championship from Jersey Joe Walcott. After a right to the jaw from Marciano, Walcott fell limp. As he fell, his arm got tangled in the ropes, so that Walcott fell forward, with the top of his head resting on the canvas. He was counted out in that position without moving a muscle– and his handlers too had to come get him and revive him, before they could take him back to his corner.

How would the fighters of the past do against the bigger and heavier fighters of a later era? We will never know. What we do know is that Rocky Marciano, who was strictly a knockout fighter, never fought as heavy as 190 pounds and Joe Louis was at his best at no more than 200 pounds.

It is much easier to compare the referees. The old-timers didn’t keep issuing warning after warning, for round after round. They penalized violations. More lax officiating may be why so many fights in recent times have had so many clinches and so much wrestling and dirty fighting.

That too is unfortunately a reflection of the general trends of our time.

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Fox & Friends interviews the Haskells about Flight 253

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Fox & Friends interviews the Haskells about Flight 253
Fox News Channel ^ | 12/29/2009 | Fox & Friends

Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 8:09:03 AM by FR_addict

The Haskills are the passengers who saw the terrorist at the airport with a well-dressed Indian man. Will post link when it becomes available

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The Haskills are the passengers who saw the terrorist at the airport with a well-dressed Indian man, who was trying to get the terrorist on-board w ithout a passport.They allowed the Haskells to tell their story in detail. It is essentially, the same as the story in:

with a little more detail about the other passenger who was put in handcuffs. The FBI denies anyone else was arrested, but the couple said a dog sniffed out something on the man, the FBI then handcuffed him, and announced the area was not secure anymore and were moving the passengers. Fox & Friends asked him to desribe the man and he said it was an Indian man.

Obviously, there is more to this story than our government is telling us. Take the blankets away, search the babies, but allow terrorists on the planes without passports.

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On Planet Janet (Obama, Holder appalled undie bomber not read Miranda Rights)

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Pookie’s Toons….

December 29, 2009 1 comment

Pookie’s Toons

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Obama denies crotch bomber conspiracy

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Obama denies crotch bomber conspiracy
The Washington Times ^ | December 29, 2009 | Editorial

Posted on Monday, December 28, 2009 11:21:08 PM by Abakumov

This attack demonstrates al Qaeda’s sophistication and adaptation. The tactic Mr. Abdulmutallab used to bring the explosive onto Flight 253 will be particularly difficult to thwart. Shoe-bomber Richard Reid’s failed attack forced air travelers to grow accustomed to removing footwear in airports; the impact of the “crotch bomb” on airline passengers can only be imagined.

Once that’s in place, killers could just move on to concealing bombs in more difficult-to-search places. In fact, they already have. In August, high-profile terror suspect Abdullah Asieri wounded Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef, Saudi Arabia’s counterterrorism chief, after smuggling a pound of high explosives and a detonator into an interrogation room in his rectum.

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Passenger Reportedly Taped Terror Attack

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Passenger Reportedly Taped Terror Attack
My Fox Orlando ^ | 12/28/09

Posted on Monday, December 28, 2009 5:06:39 PM by Frankusa

A Newport Michigan couple, who were on board Northwest Airline flight 253, report that an Indian man tried to get Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on board the plane without a passport. The couple also allege that a different Indian man was arrested after the plane had landed when a bomb sniffing dog detected a bomb in his carry on bag. And, now this:

A Wisconsin family aboard the plane that Nigerian man Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is accused of trying to bomb on Christmas Day said another passenger videotaped the entire flight including the attempted detonation of explosives, local media reports.Patricia and Charlie Keepman from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin were sitting about 20 rows behind Abdulmutallab on Northwest Flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit.

They said another passenger sitting in front of them had videotaped the moment Abdulmutallab set fire to explosives that authorities believe were sewn into his underwear.

“This person actually was videotaping it,” Mr Keepman said.

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War Is A Racket A speech delivered in 1933, by Major General Smedley Butler, USMC

December 29, 2009 1 comment



Major General Smedley Butler, USMC.

He joined the Marine Corps when the Spanish American War broke out, earned the Brevette Medal during the Boxer Rebellion in China, saw action in Central America, and in France during World War I was promoted to Major General. Smedley Butler served his country for 34 years, yet he spoke against American armed intervention into the affairs of sovereign nations.

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War Is A Racket

A speech delivered in 1933, by Major General Smedley Butler, USMC.

Smedley Butler

WAR is a racket. It always has been

It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small “inside” group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.

In the World War [I] a mere handful garnered the profits of the conflict. At least 21,000 new millionaires and billionaires were made in the United States during the World War. That many admitted their huge blood gains in their income tax returns. How many other war millionaires falsified their tax returns no one knows.

How many of these war millionaires shouldered a rifle? How many of them dug a trench? How many of them knew what it meant to go hungry in a rat-infested dug-out? How many of them spent sleepless, frightened nights, ducking shells and shrapnel and machine gun bullets? How many of them parried a bayonet thrust of an enemy? How many of them were wounded or killed in battle?

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Lying to ourselves: Blindness to Islam ties helps terrorists ~ Ralph Peters

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Lying to ourselves: Blindness to Islam ties helps terrorists
NY Post ^ | December 29, 2009 | Ralph Peters

Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 6:59:18 AM by Scanian

On Christmas Day, an Islamist fanatic tried to blow up an airplane whose passengers were mostly Christians. And we helped.

Our government gets no thanks for preventing a tragedy. Only the bomber’s ineptitude preserved the lives of nearly 300 innocents.

How did we help Umar Abdulmutallab, a wealthy Muslim university graduate who decided that Allah wanted him to slaughter Christians on their most joyous holiday?

By continuing to lie to ourselves. Although willing — at last — to briefly use the word “terror,” yesterday President Obama still refused to make a connection between the action, the date and Islam.

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BOMBSHELL: Evidence Clearly Indicates Staged Attack on Detroit Flight

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BOMBSHELL: Evidence Clearly Indicates Staged Attack on Detroit Flight

Posted By admin On December 29, 2009 @ 4:23 am In Featured Stories | 1 Comment

CNN Airs Eyewitness Testimony that ‘Well-Dressed’ Indian accomplice helped Abdulmutallab board without passport and that man on plane filmed entire flight and bombing attempt

Aaron Dykes
December 29, 2009

Evidence is emerging that clearly indicates Abdulmutallab was more than just a Nigerian extremist carrying out his anger through an ill-conceived plot to ignite a powdery explosive substance on-board a flight to the United States. Eyewitness testimony pointing to a man helping the accused terrorist board without a passport [1], along with an unusual cameraman documenting the attempted attack [2] on board the plane raise more than red flags– they point towards an intelligence operation, run as a drill, meant to conjure up public support for a number of fronts in the continuing ‘War on Terror.’

CNN interviewed key flight witnesses during their Dec. 28 program who raised these very points, making clear that the full story is still emerging and that wider-connections to intelligence handlers is evident.


Kurt Haskell and his wife, who were witnesses on board Northwest Airlines Flight 253 saw Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab receiving assistance from a well-dressed, wealthy-looking Indian man [1] at the boarding gate in Amsterdam. Haskell told CNN that the accused bomber appeared strikingly ‘poor’ next to the well-dressed man. According to Haskell, that man did the talking for him, explaining to the flight personnel at the gate that Abdulmutallab needed to board without a passport, claiming that he was a Sudanese refugee. Haskell told CNN:

“Laurie and I were sitting near the boarding gate, sitting on the floor, there weren’t any seats to sit in. And I saw two men. They caught my eye because they seemed to be an odd pair. One was what I would describe as a poor-looking black teenager around 16 or 17, and the other man, age 50-ish, wealthy looking Indian man. And I was just wondering why they were together– kinda strange. And I watched them approach what I would call the ticket agent, the final person that checks your boarding pass before you get on the plane. And I could hear the entire conversation. The only person that spoke was the Indian man, and what he said was: ‘This man needs to board the plane, but he doesn’t have a passport.’ And the ticket agent responded, ‘Well, if he doesn’t have a passport, he can’t get on the plane.’ To which the Indian man responded back, ‘He’s from Sudan. We do this all the time.’ And the ticket agent said, ‘Well, then you’ll have to go and talk to my manager.’ And she directed them down a hallway. And that was the last time I saw the Indian man, and the black man I didn’t see again until he tried to blow up our plane hours later.”

The gate attendee referred the odd-couple to the manager. Haskell said that was the last he saw of the wealthy man, but later recognized Abdulmutallab after the incident occurred on the plane. That’s when he says he put two and two together about the unusual connection.

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Attorney wants to argue eligibility in Washington

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Attorney wants to argue eligibility in Washington
WorldNetDaily ^ | December 28, 2009 | Bob Unruh

Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 4:36:57 AM by RobinMasters

A lawyer who has fought government attorneys in courthouses across the nation over the issue of President Barack Obama’s eligibility to occupy the White House now wants the dispute moved to the nation’s capital, since that’s where government lawyers have said there would be proper jurisdiction.

Orly Taitz is asking the California judge who earlier dismissed her clients’ claims on jurisdictional issues, noting that the proper venue would be Washington, to simply move the case there.

“During the October 5 motion hearing pursuant to the motion to dismiss due to lack of jurisdiction, the moving parties, the assistant U.S. attorneys David DeJutte and Roger West have argued that they believe that the proper jurisdiction for this case is the District of Columbia,” Taitz argues in a new court filing before Judge David Carter.

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Obama gives foreign cops new police powers in U.S. Sovereignty apparently set aside as agency exempted from law

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WorldNetDaily Exclusive

Obama gives foreign cops
new police powers in U.S.

Sovereignty apparently set aside
as agency exempted from law

Posted: December 28, 2009
8:57 pm Eastern

By Bob Unruh


A little-discussed executive order from President Obama giving foreign cops new police powers in the United States by exempting them from such drudgery as compliance with the Freedom of Information Act is raising alarm among commentators who say INTERPOL already had most of the same privileges as diplomats.

At David Horowitz’s Newsreal, Michael van der Galien said the issue is Obama’s expansion of President Ronald Reagan’s order from 1983 that originally granted those diplomatic privileges.

Reagan’s order carried certain exemptions requiring that INTERPOL operations be subject to several U.S. laws such as the Freedom of Information Act. Obama, however, removed those restrictions in his Dec. 16 amendment to Executive Order 12425.

That means, van der Galien wrote today, “this foreign law enforcement organization can operate free of an important safeguard against government and abuse.”

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The end of the Democratic Party Exclusive: Joseph Farah warns, ‘Obama’s election awakened Americans from slumber’

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The end of the Democratic Party
Exclusive: Joseph Farah warns, ‘Obama’s election awakened Americans from slumber’

Posted: December 29, 2009
1:00 am Eastern

By Joseph Farah

Next year could well mark the beginning of the end of the Democratic Party as we have known it since 1972.

That was the year the George McGovernites took over the party. It has never been the same since.

McGovern was the presidential nominee that year – a man who called for an immediate end to the Vietnam War and a federally guaranteed minimum annual salary of $10,000.

It was a radical departure from what had previously been the party of Hubert Humphrey and John Kennedy, liberals in the traditional sense but hardly radicals.

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Kill The Bloggers….

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Kill The Bloggers

Posted By admin On December 29, 2009 @ 4:52 am In Prison Planet | No Comments

Tuesday, Dec 29th, 2009

Another mainstream media story, this time from the New York Times [2], pushing the new reality where news consumers will supposedly have to soon start paying digital cash to read stories, columns and watch news video online. I’ve been reading about this for getting onto two years, and and it seems no closer to reality. Not much new in this story [2], but this final quote says it all about the biggest problem Old Media dinosaurs like Rupert Murdoch face :

“One of the problems is newspapers fired so many journalists and turned them loose to start so many blogs. They should have executed them. They wouldn’t have had competition. But they foolishly let them out alive.”

Too many bloggers and citizen journos willing to work for free.

For paid news content to work, and to generate the kinds of profits that media empires were once built on, the majors will have to eliminate the competition, including thousands of non-professional bloggers and ex-journos, who still want to keep writing, regardless of how justly or unjustly they are compensated for their work and effort.

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