You think the boards and chairmen of major Japanese technology and export firms are having second thoughts about outsourcing their production to China? If Bernanke keeps creating magical money without backing, soon American labor will be as cheap as Chinese. However, like the Chinese workers, the Americans won't be able to buy those products either.
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) -- Anarchists Protesters returned to San Francisco's Mission District Friday night to destroy property protest an officer-involved shooting that left a mook man injured but still alive Thursday.
After gathering in Dolores Park around 8 p.m., the thugs protesters tramped marched through the Mission, vandalizing several lending houses banks by breaking windows and spraypainting. The ruffians protesters returned Friday night for a second anti-police slog march after a planned spontaneous riot protest gathered Thursday around the Mission District Police Station for no good reason in response to an earlier officer-involved righteous shooting.
On Thursday, dozens of hooligans protesters surrounded the police station at 630 Valencia St. around 10:30 p.m. while one hard boy person vandalized the coppe shoppe police station, according to San Francisco coppers police.
Misfits Vandals spray-painted graffiti onto the front doors of the coppe shoppe police station. The graffiti read, "KILLERS", according to police and local merchants.
The officer involved shooting that unhappy enraged anarchists protesters was reported at 8:06 p.m. in the 200 block of 14th Street, police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.
Two plainclothes officers from the department's Gang Task Force were working along with two probation officers in separate vehicles in the area when they saw two low-lifes people they thought they recognized as gang members. One of the officers attempted to talk to one of the two yahoos people who fled ran from police with the officer in pursuit.
While fleeing running, the perp suspect pulled a rod gun, later determined to be a Saturday night special TEC-9 pistol, and the officer ordered him to get his mitts in the air drop the weapon, Andraychak said.
Instead, the villain suspect came at turned toward the officer and drew a bead began to raise the pistol. The officer calmly feared for his life and drilled the hood shot at the suspect, Andraychak said.
Police said the criminal suspect was struck hit twice and was then escorted taken to the County San Francisco General Hospital where he was patched up treated for non life-threatening injuries.
The felon's suspect's heater gun was recovered at the spot scene, loaded with 25 rounds of 9mm ammunition, police said.
Americans' distrust in the media hit a new high this year, with 60% saying they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly. The record distrust in the media, based on a survey conducted Sept. 6-9, 2012, also means that negativity toward the media is at an all-time high for a presidential election year. Trust in the media was much higher, and more positive than negative, in the years prior to 2004 -- as high as 72% when Gallup asked this question three times in the 1970s.
This year's decline in media trust is driven by independents and Republicans. Independents are sharply more negative compared with 2008, suggesting the group that is most closely divided between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney is quite dissatisfied with its ability to get fair and accurate news coverage of this election. ore broadly, Republicans continue to express the least trust in the media, while Democrats express the most. Independents' trust fell below the majority level in 2004 and has continued to steadily decline.
Americans are clearly down on the news media this election year, with a record-high six in 10 expressing little or no trust in the mass media's ability to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly. This likely reflects the continuation of the trend seen in recent years, combined with the increased negativity toward the media that election years tend to bring. This is particularly consequential at a time when Americans need to rely on the media to learn about the platforms and perspectives of the two candidates vying to lead the country for the next four years.
On a broad level, Americans' high level of distrust in the media poses a challenge to democracy and to creating a fully engaged citizenry. Media sources must clearly do more to earn the trust of Americans, the majority of whom see the media as biased one way or the other.
And the money quote:
At the same time, there is an opportunity for others outside the "mass media" to serve as information sources that Americans do trust.
On a broad level, Americans' high level of distrust in the media poses a challenge to democracy and to creating a fully engaged citizenry.
Hmmm, no. It's not the American people who've finally are waking up to the duplicity, distortions, and fabrications of the 'Media' that's the problem. It's the Media's whoring for causes or agendas rather than 'just the facts' that has endangered the republic. Most of us want the free flow of information that somehow is quashed by the institution known as the 'Media'.
[Dawn] In a startling development on Saturday, the Islamabad police claims to have found no evidence or witness to prove that blasphemy accused girl Rimsha Masih was seen desecrating holy papers, according to a copy of the revised charge sheet available with Dawn.com.
In the charge sheet, the police claim that the holy man of a nearby mosque, Mohammad Khalid Chishti, was guilty of tampering with evidence by adding holy pages into a shopping bag the girl had been carrying. The police claim the investigation proves the holy papers had also been burnt.
The evidence is now being sent to a forensic science laboratory in Lahore for further examination.
The Islamabad police submitted the charge sheet in a district and sessions court today.
"We have also told the court that there are witnesses and evidence against the local imam for framing a false blasphemy case against Rimsha," Investigating Officer Munir Jafri told AFP.
Judge Ghulam Abbas Shah adjourned the case till Monday, Sept 24 to decide on whether Hafiz Mohammed Khalid Chishti should face trial.
Rao Abdur Rahim, the counsel for Rimsha's neighbour Hammad Malik who had accused her along with Chishti, said he was not satisfied with the police report.
"This report is based on the bad intentions of the Sherlocks and is made to prove Rimsha innocent. But, I will fight the case and make her face trial," he told AFP.
Rimsha and her family, who fear for life after the blasphemy charges, were moved to Qazi's guesthouse an undisclosed location since her release on bail on Sept 8.
The district attorney, who signed the charge sheet along with a note of objections, observed: "Had Khalid Chishti burnt the Holy Koran, prior to adding them in the evidence, he could be declared accused under 196 PPC."
According to the charge sheet, no witness has so far identified the place where Rimsha was alleged to have burnt the holy papers.
The police also claim that, in reality, it was Rimsha's six year old younger sister Savera who had come to throw the garbage in front of the house of one Maqbool Ahmed. This account has been testified by two witnesses.
The police are also accusing the complainant of hiding the actual facts from the police.
The police investigation further states that the burnt holy papers were first seen by Mehreen Noor, Maqbool's daughter, who had told the same to her mother. The burnt pile of papers was then sent to the holy man Mohammad Khalid Chishti through Mehreen Noor.
The police also says that Chishti is "an educated person and knows religion and the sanctity of the Holy Koran."
Moreover, the police accuse Chishti of deliberately tearing two papers from the Holy Koran to add them into the pile of burnt papers, and preparing a false testimony. Chishti had also signed the testimony as a witness.
The police report further claims that Rimsha, a minor Christian girl, is illiterate and her mental age is not according to her actual age, which is 14.
The case has gained huge attention because of the girl's age and questions about her mental capacity. It is also a rare instance where someone has been held responsible for an apparently false accusation of blasphemy.
[Dawn] Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Saturday said that a permanent solution was needed to counter threat of flash floods, affecting populated areas in Rajanpur district, Southern Punjab.
Addressing a gathering of flood-affected people of the area, he said that the government would construct protective walls and channels to divert the raging hill torrents away from the populated areas.
He announced a package of Rs 100 million for the provision of food, tents and other relief goods to the thousands, who have been displaced.
He also announced a compensation of Rs 400,000 for each of the 15 people, who bit the dust in the flash floods.
The Prime Minister directed Pakistain Baitul Maal to ensure that the people are provided with quality foodstuff and other relief goods so as to ease their sufferings.
He said the Federal Government would provide the medicines and also make a significant contribution once the damage assessment is completed by the local authorities.
Prime Minister Ashraf said President Asif Ali Ten Percent Zardari ... husband of the late Benazir Bhutto, who has been singularly lacking in curiosity about who done her in ... had telephoned to him from London and directed him to visit all the flood affected areas and monitor the relief and rehabilitation of the people displaced by the recent floods.
He said the people need to stand united and work hand in hand so as to mitigate the damage caused by the natural calamity.
He said the people of the area and the nation as a whole, were strong and resilient to bravely face all challenges.
He asked the Provincial Disaster Management Authority to work at a swift pace to reach out to all the people and help in their early rehabilitation.
The Prime Minister was earlier given a detailed briefing about the impact of the flash floods and the widespread devastation caused in these areas.
He was also informed about the measures that need to be taken to avert a repeat of similar incidents in future.