Marine in drunken incident with girl, 14Townsville Bulletin Australia ^ | 5th October 2010 | Alexis GillhamPosted on Monday, October 04, 2010 8:49:27 PM by naturalman1975A US marine here as part of the military’s Exercise Hamel was taken into police custody and questioned after a drunken incident with a 14-year-old girl on The Strand on Sunday night.
The 23-year-old marine allegedly grabbed the girl who was skating past on a skateboard.He was taken to the Townsville watch house and interrogated for 90 minutes.The older sister of the girl who was present is understood to have asked that charges not be laid.
It has sparked concern as to how the Department of Defence would monitor the 6000-strong military contingent.Northern Region Crime Coordinator Acting Inspector Mick Walker said the incident was believed to have taken place outside the Seaview Hotel.”At 8pm a member of the US Marine Corps, who we believe had been drinking at the Seaview, was involved in an incident with a 14-year-old girl,” he said.
“She had been skateboarding out the front when the suspect walked out.”We’re not sure exactly what happened but he’s touched her on the arm … she pushed him off and he staggered away.”Police attended the Seaview Hotel where they located the offender and took him into custody for investigation.Inspector Walker said the girl, who had been with her 22-year-old sister, made no formal complaint and the soldier was released at 9.30pm.
Exercise Hamel is the largest military training exercise to ever take place within the Australian Defence Force.More than 6000 troops from Australia’s Army, Navy and Airforce will descend on Townsville over the next month.Troops have also arrived from New Zealand and the United States Marine Corps to be part of the intense military exercise.
Conservative talk-show host Glenn Beck kicked off his “Restoring America” tour in New Jersey to a modest crowd of around 700 people. And, it has now come to light that Glenn Beck and his staff listen to Alex Jones’s radio show for ideas. What does Jones think about a big star from the highest rated cable news network using his ideas? Well, he isn’t honored.
In an interview Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” British radical Muslim activist Anjem Choudary made clear what he and his Islamist brothers have planned for the West. “We do believe, as Muslims, the East and the West will one day be governed by the Shariah,” he said.
“Indeed, we believe that one day, the flag of Islam will fly over the White House.” He then quoted a hadith, or saying of Muhammad, as related by 10th-century Muslim scholar Al-Tabarani, that “the final hour will not come until Muslims conquer the White House.”
Another version of the saying goes, “A small portion of Muslims will rise and conquer the White House.”Many Americans believe this conquest is well underway, if not already secretly completed.
President Obama was concerned enough about perceptions of his faith to address the question at one of his recent “backyard discussions” in New Mexico.
Mr. Obama said he is “a Christian by choice,” which may or may not assuage the concerns of those who believe he is a Muslim by birth.
The president’s declaration of faith may not help with his vaunted outreach to the global Muslim community. A Gallup poll released last week showed that current approval of U.S. leadership in countries in the Middle East and North Africa is “similar or lower than what it was in 2008,” in some cases “erasing gains seen after the transition from the Bush administration to the Obama administration.”
In no country was the approval rating above 30 percent…
Schools got the way they were at the start of the twentieth century as part of a vast, intensely engineered social revolution in which all major institutions were overhauled to work together in harmonious managerial efficiency.
Ours was to be an improvement on the British system, which once depended on a shared upper-class culture for its coherence. Ours would be subject to a rational framework of science, law, instruction, and mathematically derived merit. When Morgan reorganized the American marketplace into a world of cooperating trusts at the end of the nineteenth century, he created a business and financial subsystem to interlink with the subsystem of government, the subsystem of schooling, and other subsystems to regulate every other aspect of national life. None of this was conspiratorial.
Each increment was rationally defensible. But the net effect was the destruction of small-town, small-government America, strong families, individual liberty, and a lot of other things people weren’t aware they were trading for a regular corporate paycheck.
A huge price had to be paid for business and government efficiency, a price we still pay in the quality of our existence. Part of what kids gave up was the prospect of being able to read very well, a historic part of the American genius. Instead, school had to train them for their role in the new overarching social system.
But spare yourself the agony of thinking of this as a conspiracy. It was and is a fully rational transaction, the very epitome of rationalization engendered by a group of honorable men, all honorable men – but with decisive help from ordinary citizens, from almost all of us as we gradually lost touch with the fact that being followers instead of leaders, becoming consumers in place of producers, rendered us incompletely human.
It was a naturally occurring conspiracy, one which required no criminal genius. The real conspirators were ourselves. When we sold our liberty for the promise of automatic security, we became like children in a conspiracy against growing up, sad children who conspire against their own children, consigning them over and over to the denaturing vats of compulsory state factory schooling.
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An honest Parks Department employee who was on duty at both the 8/28 and 10/2 events, verifies that the trashing of the Lincoln memorial by the Leftists was the “Worst that it Gets” and The Restoring Honor Rally was very busy, very crowded, but the trash was picked up and put into piles by the participants.
This could be shrugged off as insignificant, but it is a powerful example of the “unintended consequences” of the Marxist/Capitalist, Progressive/Conservative, Secular group salvation, liberation theology/Religious individual salvation, Judeo Christian Culture competing systems in America today.
Those of us who were there the whole time, and watched thousands just drop their bottles, wrappers, food, or literature when they were finished with them, saw a culture of carelessness, apathy, flippancy, and neglect which is simply the root of the utter failure of Leftism every time it has been tried.
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Comparisons of Barack Obama‘s presidency to Jimmy Carter‘s miss the point. Carter’s presidency did little to change the basic party construct of the nation or to influence its ideology. Reagan’s presidency accomplished both.
But Barack Obama is destroying the Democratic Party.It may not recover for a long time…
The American Patriot Foundation is pleased to announce that LTC Lakin has repositioned his forces, has retained new legal counsel, and is extremely grateful that the Foundation will be dedicating the critical next few weeks before his planned court-martial on November 3-5, to focusing entirely on public affairs, strategic communications/messaging and coalition-building and that their support will continue seamlessly as the new attorney prepares for trial.The website of the Foundation is being re-designed to reflect this new focus and emphasis.
Contrary to the impression left by some blogs and internet commentary, LTC Lakin is consistent in continuing on the same path that he announced publicly six months ago when he released his first YouTube video– and consistent with his military training, to continue to request assurance from Pentagon leadership that his military orders, including his deployment orders to Afghanistan, are legal– authorized at the highest level by a Commander-in-Chief who is Constitutionally eligible, per Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution.
As a medical officer and not a lawyer or Constitutional scholar, LTC Lakin is not laying claim to be the sole arbiter of the President‘s Constitutionality in attempting to determine, without any genuine evidence to make such a determination, the President’s “natural born” citizen status. The burden of proof rests solely on Barack Obama to demonstrate to the American people and to the U.S. Armed Forces that he commands, that he is lawfully serving in his current capacity as head of the Executive Branch of the federal government.The Army prosecutors have made this determination of the Commander-in-Chief’s eligibility under the Constitution impossible– by denying discovery- and essentially denying LTC Lakin the customary due process rights that defendants in American courts enjoy when facing criminal charges, and in LTC Lakin’s case, a jail sentence of several years at Fort Leavenworth prison.The Foundation is pleased to continue to support LTC Lakin, a decorated and outstanding officer with 18 years of service in the Army, as he persists in his pursuit of the truth, the rule of law, and in support of his sworn oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution.
Terry is gratified by the many people who have stayed in constant touch with him through the website and deeply appreciates their support, their guidance and suggestions, and their prayers.