Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Richard Reid the Shoe Bomber: Jail is where Allah wants me


This is the first extraordinary picture of maniac Shoe Bomber Richard Reid behind bars as he dreams that Allah will set him free.

Richard Reid in prison photo courtesy of icnetwork, UK

The UK Mirror has exclusively seen prison letters from the 33-year-old Briton who is serving 110 years in a US jail for trying to bomb nearly 200 air passengers out of the sky.

He never once expresses remorse or regret for his vile crime. Instead, he rambles that "everything which occurs in this life contains some good for us".

But though the simple-minded street mugger turned zealous Muslim convert believes he will be rewarded in heaven he fantasies of freedom on earth.

Declaring his belief that God will make his delusional hopes come true, he writes: "I had a couple of good dreams about my situation changing for the better in the not so distant future, so this is a blessing from Allah.

"I place my trust in Allah that he will bring that into fruition and ask him to give me patience until the time when that occurs."

Al-Qaeda trained Reid is serving his time in ADX Florence, a Supermax jail in Colorado where he is so reviled by inmates he lives in virtual isolation.

For the rest of the story: The Shoe Bomber in Prison: This is where Allah wants me

Ala Akbarf,


Sunday, July 29, 2007

Orange Count court defends outsourcing: TO MEXICO

Courtesy of Orange County Register

Public reacts to use of company that sends DMV data to Mexico.

The Orange County Register, By PEGGY LOWE

Orange County's Superior Court contracts with a company that uses workers in Nogales, Mexico, to do the data entry of traffic tickets, a revelation on Thursday that outraged many who fear personal information is leaving the country.

The court has contracted since March 2006 with Cal Coast Data Entry, Inc., a Cerritos company that has a facility in Nogales. Information from tickets – including drivers' license numbers, car license numbers, birth dates and addresses – are scanned at the Cerritos facility and sent electronically to the Mexican facility....The disclosure of the Mexican outsourcing came from an unnamed county law enforcement officer who called a popular conservative radio program, KFI's "John & Ken Show," saying he had concerns about identity theft and the potential for terrorism. But the news had an even larger impact because the shock jocks urged their faithful listeners to call the Orange County Board of Supervisors and complain.  For the rest of the story: Outsourcing traffic court information to Mexico

Monday, July 23, 2007

Al Queda turn on themselves...Libs depressed.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news for the cowardly liberals and metro-males, but, it appears that we may be starting to see positive results from the surge and the efforts of the finest military forces in the world. For those of us who truly support our troops and their efforts, this is nothing new. (not those who support the troops, but, are against the war.) Good good news for America is bad news for Lib-defeatists such as Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Dick Durban, John Kerry, Jack Murtha, Jim McDermott, Howard Dean, and the Democrat(ic) National Committee.

I surely hope that some of our more vocal liberals and Lollywood elitists will live up to their promise and move out of our country.

Fed up with being part of a group that cuts off a person’s face with piano wire to teach others a lesson, dozens of low-level members of al-Qaeda in Iraq are daring to become informants for the US military in a hostile Baghdad neighborhood.

The ground-breaking move in Doura is part of a wider trend that has started in other al-Qaeda hotspots across the country and in which Sunni insurgent groups and tribal sheikhs have stood together with the coalition against the extremist movement.

“They are turning. We are talking to people who we believe have worked for al-Qaeda in Iraq and want to reconcile and have peace,” said Colonel Ricky Gibbs, commander of the 4th Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, which oversees the area. Source: Al-Qaeda faces rebellion from the ranks

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

$1B FEMA "Fund" To Defend NYC Against WTC Victims' Lawsuits


Here's another outrage that you won't hear much about in the MSM. It seems that one billion federal dollars are being held by an entity called the WTC Captive Insurance Company. It seems to have been set up between 2002, when NYC requested the money, and 2004, when the NY Post quotes minutes from a meeting. The company has spent 74 million on overhead and legal expenses, while paying out 45 thousand to one person.

Here's where it gets ugly. Mayor Bloomberg is saying that "The truth of the matter is Congress didn't set up a victims compensation fund." It looks as if he sees this money as a "legal defense fund" to fight WTC lawsuits. "They've set up a captive insurance company. And the insurance company can only pay out money if somebody sues us in court and wins a judgment against us." Who are "they" in that sentence?

Why was money appropriated from FEMA used to set up an insurance company? As the NY Post reports (see link above):

In May 2002, the city made a request to feds, saying "toxic chemicals emanating from the WTC debris site" made insurance "absolutely vital to protect the city and its contractors."

Congress appropriated $1 billion through FEMA.

Then-Gov. George Pataki pushed a bill to create the nonprofit firm to manage the fund. "This legislation is necessary for the city to expedite the payment of claims," Pataki and Giuliani said in a 2003 press release.

At a meeting in December 2004, minutes show, LaSala declared the firm's main purpose was to disburse the fund "in an equitable manner that maximizes compensation to those parties who suffered damages as a result of the WTC debris removal program."

Now, if the fund's purpose is "to protect the city and its contractors," then Mayor Bloomberg is correct in his defense of it, because it is indeed a legal defense fund for NYC, against WTC victims. The LaSala mentioned in the quote is Christine LaSala, president and CEO of the company, who makes $350,000 a year, plus $20,000 in health benefits.

Besides the fund, LaSala, and Bloomberg, the outfit's five-member board of directors - all appointed by Bloomberg, are now being sued by the same law firm already battling the city in a class-action negligence suit on behalf of nearly 10,000 ill WTC responders. They have some help from several congressmen, as well, according to this further report, from the Post:

[S]everal New York members of Congress quickly jumped on the mayor's comments, insisting he is wrong - and that the city-run WTC Captive Insurance Company has the freedom to settle all valid claims from Ground Zero workers as quickly as possible.

David Worby, a lawyer for the WTC workers who filed the suit, called Bloomberg's rationale "preposterous."

"Insurance companies are supposed to pay just claims. If you run someone over in your car and Allstate is your company, Allstate doesn't have to wait for a lawsuit to pay," Worby said.

Apparently, public "captive insurance companies" funded by FEMA do. Please read the whole story in the links, because this is worth knowing about. I smell collusion between the government and the trial lawyers' lobby. I wonder what the insurance lobby thinks of this. They fight claims viciously, I hear.

Another NYC hornet's nest, with blatant misfeasance getting little news coverage. It was hard to find these articles in the Post online, and I had the exact titles from the paper version!

Just remember that as things stand now, the WTC Captive Insurance Company is a one billion dollar "deep pocket" for the city to use against WTC victims. It might make sense, because the city is the deepest pocket that people will sue. I'm not sure who's right, because I don't trust any of the politicians involved, and Giuliani gets a pass because he wasn't in office when this thing happened.

If it's supposed to be a "fund" to aid WTC victims, it is the biggest scandal to come out of the 9/11 aftermath directly, and Bloomberg has much to answer for. Anyone want to call their Congressman? If you do, ask them why they appropriated $1 Bil of FEMA money to fight AGAINST WTC victims' claims for compensation of medical treatment, or why the money they appropriated is being used that way.

It's probably all Pres. Bush's fault, I'm sure.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

TODAY’S TERRORIST THREAT: A National Intelligence Estimate

Courtesy of the FBI

TODAY’S TERRORIST THREAT: A National Intelligence Estimate


National Intelligence Estimate on conference table

On Tuesday, we joined with the entire U.S. intelligence community in issuing what’s called a “National Intelligence Estimate”—the most authoritative written judgment on national security issues—on the current terrorist threat to the homeland.

The estimate says that “increased worldwide counterterrorism efforts” have disrupted plots and “constrained” al-Qa’ida’s ability to strike the country; at the same time, it says that because of terrorists’ “undiminished intent” to attack the U.S., our nation will “face a persistent and evolving terrorist threat over the next three years” and that the U.S. is currently in “a heightened threat environment.”

Our role in shaping the document? Fairly substantial. An FBI analyst on detail to the National Intelligence Council was the principal drafter of the estimate, and our analysts played a key role throughout the process, including drafting one of the foundational assessments that went into it.

The following are among its key judgments:

… “Al-Qa’ida is and will remain the most serious terrorist threat to the Homeland, as its central leadership continues to plan high-impact plots, while pushing others in extremist Sunni communities to mimic its efforts and to supplement its capabilities. We assess the group has protected or regenerated key elements of its Homeland attack capability, including: a safehaven in the Pakistan Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), operational lieutenants, and its top leadership. Although we have discovered only a handful of individuals in the United States with ties to al-Qa’ida senior leadership since 9/11, we judge that al-Qa’ida will intensify its efforts to put operatives here.”

… “We assess that al-Qa’ida will continue to enhance its capabilities to attack the Homeland through greater cooperation with regional terrorist groups. Of note, we assess that al-Qa’ida will probably seek to leverage the contacts and capabilities of al-Qa’ida in Iraq (AQI), its most visible and capable affiliate and the only one known to have expressed a desire to attack the Homeland. In addition, we assess that its association with AQI helps al-Qa’ida to energize the broader Sunni extremist community, raise resources, and to recruit and indoctrinate operatives, including for Homeland attacks.”

… “We assess Lebanese Hizballah, which has conducted anti-US attacks outside the United States in the past, may be more likely to consider attacking the Homeland over the next three years if it perceives the United States as posing a direct threat to the group or Iran.”

… “We assess that the spread of radical—especially Salafi—Internet sites, increasingly aggressive anti-US rhetoric and actions, and the growing number of radical, self-generating cells in Western countries indicate that the radical and violent segment of the West’s Muslim population is expanding, including in the United States. The arrest and prosecution by US law enforcement of a small number of violent Islamic extremists inside the United States—who are becoming more connected ideologically, virtually, and/or in a physical sense to the global extremist movement—points to the possibility that others may become sufficiently radicalized that they will view the use of violence here as legitimate. We assess that this internal Muslim terrorist threat is not likely to be as severe as it is in Europe, however.”

… “We assess that other, non-Muslim terrorist groups—often referred to as ‘single-issue’ groups by the FBI—probably will conduct attacks over the next three years given their violent histories, but we assess this violence is likely to be on a small scale.”

The estimate is just that—our best collective judgment on the likely course of future events, not a definitive statement on what will happen. It is carefully prepared and vetted, with input from across the intelligence community as well as outside experts.

To read the entire report, go to the Director of National Intelligence website (pdf).

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Video for Darfur - Send peacekeepers NOW!

Please listen to this video. It says in a few seconds what I have been saying for years. There is only one difference. I am not asking you for anything other than a phone call (Toll free: 866-340-9281). I will never ask you for a dime or a penny. They do not ask for any money in this video for which I am grateful. However, when you go to their site, they will.

They do not have a bad site. You should visit it just to educate yourself. BTW, it has been 400,000 killed for a couple of years now. Do ya think the number ought to be higher? I do.

The Darfurians have no voice other than yours. Please consider abolishing slavery and Jihadist genocide. If you have any question, please contact me. I will gladly answer any questions to the best of my ability. Thank you for your time to read this. It would mean a lot more to me if you would raise your voice...politely! :)

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Friday, July 06, 2007

Stop Ahmadinejad badges

You HAVE to go to this site if you really want the Iranian mullocracy regime to fall: Stop Ahmadinejad. You will find a badge that suits your taste. There are many there. Then, don't forget to visit the site! It is StopAhmadinejad (without any further extentions). You can also leave comments. They could use some good, sound encouragement. Okay, get going!

Hat tip: Winston of The Spirit of Man.

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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

US DOJ sues Mississippi using Voters' Rights Act

Cross-posted at Rosemary's Thoughts.

This is outrageous. In one county of Mississippi, there was flagrant voters' rights denied, manipulated, paid off notaries public to illegally mark certain ballots, they imported illegal voters to run for office, they manipulated the registration rolls and so many other crimes that I'm surprised we haven't heard from the high heavens ne'er a word about this.

Here is one quote from Judge Tom Lee, "These abuses have been racially motivated." Where is Al Sharpton? Where is Jesse Jackson? Anyone? Hmm. This seems unual. Let us read further. Maybe they do show up.

The man who is in charge of local politics is Ike Brown. He does not appear to be related to any of the bigwigs in the north. Oh, he is also a two time felon. Judge Lee had this to say about Mr. Lee, "...being the majority race in Noxubee County, [he believes that the politians] should hold all elected offices, to the exclusion..." of all other races. There are 12,500 people that live in this county and the other race makes up 30% of all the people, yet they only hold 2 out of 26 seats in that county.

Judge Lee went on to condemn the political party of Mr. Brown for not taking more agressive steps to stop this abuse.

No. I don't see mention of the usual northern clamering people. Oh well. Maybe next time?

This is a great article, because it was written at all. It is a travesty of justice and it mocks our constitutional rights. I have not mentioned his race or party on purpose. Mr. Brown is a black man who believes that 'his' county's political seats should be held only by blacks, no whites need apply. Yes, he is a member of the Democrats. So are 9 out of 10 people in the press. Is it any wonder why you haven't heard of this travesty?

You want to start talking about a fairness doctrine? I say, "Let us start with the press."

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Monday, July 02, 2007

Please check for viruses

Cross-posted at Rosemary's Thoughts. (Today is Monday, and I want to keep this on top for a few days, because it is important. Thanks for understanding.)

I have spent most of yesterday and all night getting Spybot Search and Destroy (just hit next when the Wizard tells you to go back because something is not complete--for the free version) and Ad Aware (also free), because Norton did not catch the viruses that infected my computer. I am so sorry to put you through this, but it is better that I tell you now than to have you infecting others. That is, if you are infected.

I became suspicious when I went to sign in at one of the private sites where I write. I typed the first letter of my ID, and there was my whole address book! I got into a heated arguement with the administrator of that site for stealing my info, and he gently pointed me to the possibility that I may be infected. I was sure I was not, because I have Norton. YEAH, RIGHT.

It will take about an hour each for them to scan your computer (if this is your first time), but it is worth it. I do recommend that you read the tutorial for Spybot. Again, I am so very sorry. I hope you find it in your heart to forgive me. Have a day. (I know I left out the 'nice' this time. I do not think this is nice.)

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