If you call a radio talk show and get on the air, you might be recorded by the FBI.
The FBI has awarded a $524,927 contract to a Virginia company to record as much radio news and talk programming as it can find on the Internet. The FBI says it is not playing big brother by policing the airwaves, but rather seeking access to what airs as potential evidence. "Unless there is some reason for investigation, the federal law and the constitution still protect the rights of citizens." -- FBI agent Greg Stejskal Turns out, Mr. Stejskal, that the constitution protects the rights of citizens before, during and after an investigation.
To be an FBI special agent you have to have a law degree. Didn't they teach this in Con Law?
The donks know they are going to lose and lose big in 2012. Here is the start of the suppression of "dangerous and subversive" thought and it will be used when they declare martial law before the election and send people off to re-education camps.
Kinda out there I know, but it sure smells like it and makes me paranoid.
[Bangla Daily Star] A member of outlawed Purbo Banglar Communist Party ...the Proletarian Party of East Bengal, a Maoist party that has seen better days. It supported independence in 1971 and has periodic shootouts and fisticuffs with the Bangla Jamaat-e-Islami, but has fallen on hard times, with many of its leaders rubbed out by the RAB or indignant citizenry. It is also subject to factionalism, to the extent that it may have more factions than it has actual members... (PBCP-ML) was hacked to death by his party members in Chuadanga yesterday.
Oh dear. After that explanation it seems a bit much to call the poor man a splitter.
Splitters generally hack people off... or something like that
Police recovered the beheaded body of Shahadat Hossain, 25,
Well-named, under the circumstances...
around 1:30am from Ruhitanpur village in Damurhuda upazila.
On the map...somewhere.
The murderers, identifying themselves as the activists of PBCP-ML, informed the journalists about the killing at about 12:00 midnight.
*ring, ring*. "Journalism Central, here. With whom did you wish to speak?"
"Yes, obits, s'il vous plait. I have a hacking to report."
"Then, you want hackings."
"Nooo, I want obits. The hackee died. Shahadat was the hackee."
"Who was the hacker?"
"I was the hacker along with a few of my friends."
"Who was the hacker?"
"Nooo, I was the hacker, who was on first. I mean Shahabat..."
"Shahabat was the hacker? Who was on first?"
"I was the hacker, Shabat was the hackee and I don't know was on third... DOH! Never mind! Get me rewrite!"
Shahadat, of Laxmipur village in Alamdanga upazila,
Clearly a wandering soul, that Shahadat.
was killed as per the decision of the party high command, as he was involved in extortion using the party name, the activists claimed.
Implying unnamed extortion would not have been unacceptable.
Shahadat was accused in a number of cases including three for murder, said Munshi Asaduzzaman, officer-in-charge of Damurhuda Police Station.
Wanted on twelve planets, and not an Rab-man in sight? How can it be?
[Iran Press TV] The US Department of the Treasury has announced that the government's budget deficit has climbed to USD1.3 trillion in the current fiscal year, fueling concerns about the country's economic crisis.
We're number one!
Washington's 2011 budget deficit shows an increase of USD 0.01 trillion dollars from the US deficit in the fiscal year 2010, which stood at USD1.29 trillion, according to the Treasury Department data released on Friday, Bloomberg reported.
The new deficit figure marks the second-largest budget deficit in US history since 2009 when it stood at USD1.42 trillion.
"There is a lot of red ink on the government's balance sheet and Congress appears clueless on how to make it disappear," said Chris Rupkey, chief financial economist at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ in New York.
"It is going to be a long and painful process as the economy has slowed to the stall speed," he added.
Unemployment in the US increased to 9.2 percent in July, which was up from 9.1 percent in June. US consumer confidence fell sharply in August and reached its lowest level since April 2009.
This comes as last month, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned in a report that the American economy would grow by just 1.5 percent in 2011 and by 1.8 percent in 2012, noting that it would remain weak for years to come.
Now they want you to invest in the market. Purchase gold, silver and precious metals. Happy days are here again. Big setup for those who want to play the game. The money people want the market as high as possible then they will sell if the market starts to drop. Buy low sell high then do it over and over again. So money is made on every move. The ones who sit are burned. Even our government is stiffing the public. That solar company goes down but the tax payer is stiffed. Not some of the key players. The too big to fail scam and the world governments QE programs pile debt on the people of these countries. False, hollow economies one grand ponzi facade after another. Well it works. Look at the lottery. Sin taxes. We have people who are addicted to gambling running our governments. They will rationalize every tax increase to satisfy their addiction habits of spending. They are only limited by what new idea of tax to impose. Their work force enablers will gladly impose it.
Demonstrators in Rome set fire to two cars and a police van, and broke shop windows during a protest in the Italian capital, as activists organised a series of rallies in 82 countries.
Inspired by the Tides Foundation Occupy Wall St movement and the Red Brigades Spain's "Indignants", demonstrators from Asia to Europe took to the streets.
Riot police in Rome charged hundreds of protesters and fired water cannons, while a group of activists set alight a defence ministry annex nearby.
Flames could be seen coming out of the roof and windows of the building on Via Labicana as firefighters struggled to tame the blaze. Dozens of masked protesters could be seen in the area, which had not been cordoned off.
Demonstrators set a police van on fire, and television pictures showed the van engulfed in flames. The occupants of the van were believed to have been able to escape before the demonstrators, who surrounded the van and pelted it with rocks, set it on fire, television reports said.
The violence was said to be caused by hooded militants known as "black blocks," who have infiltrated demonstrations in the past.
The media is desperate to tag something, anything with the alternative to the Tea Party. Are these actions really any different than what's been going on in Greece for an even longer period of time? If violence is what the media wishes to promote as a means to scare those who oppose their agenda, maybe they'd better pause and think for once what will happen when the leash is cut from those you loath so much.
It will never happen here. The OWS mental cases' tears will extinguish any lit match.
America's P*ssy Rage Boy:
His hard scrabble, the MAN is keeping him down story: Opposite Sides of the Protest Come Together, Briefly Mr. Hall is a well-educated young man with a privileged upbringing who said he was following a calling greater than getting a job and making money. He said he saw the protest as a global movement to help fight poverty and economic inequality. He has spent the past month sleeping in the park and is one of the organizers of the protest.
Mr. Hall said that he grew up in New Mexico and that both his parents were politically active lawyers who were thrilled that he was pursuing a socially conscious life and was involved in the Occupy Wall Street protest. Mr. Hall said he attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and then transferred to Bard College in upstate New York because of its reputation as a socially conscious school.
He had been renting in Washington Heights for the past two years while attending doctoral classes at Columbia University as a nonmatriculated student. He said that he supported his modest lifestyle with savings from working as a teenager and that he also had a small trust fund from his grandfather that he had not drawn from yet. For the past four weeks, he has eaten free meals and has slept in the park.
How about Mr. Hall attending his classes and working on his dissertation so he too can contribute half his gross pay for the next 40 years? For the Greater Good, of course.
The European Union is considering a roughly 75 percent cut in funding for a program that helps feed 18 million of its poorest citizens.
The cuts, set to take effect after New Year's, would come at a time of rising unemployment and consumer food prices in many parts of Europe, as well as overall economic turmoil on the continent. The looming cuts already have raised fears among people who rely heavily on the program.
"We poor, small people, we cannot face up to this," said Rene Waltener, 41, who is unemployed and married with four children. "We sometimes have difficulties getting through the month, so a bit of milk here, a tin of cassoulet, a bit of yogurt the kids are happy with that and it allows us to continue."
The Food for the Deprived program dates back to 1987. At first, it relied heavily on food surpluses from farms that benefited from a bloated and inefficient subsidy regime. But over time, as the farming became more efficient, food was increasingly purchased on the market to keep the program going.
In recent years, Germany and other countries have objected to that practice, saying the program is not living up to its original mandate of doing something useful with excess products from farms. Germany won a legal case in April to outlaw the practice of purchasing the food on the market.
Sure, Bright Pebbles, can you tell me what the cheapest food item there is in Tescos? Nah, didn't think so. Try noodles for 11p and live on them after fuel poverty, ie, no electric or gas, you fucking genius.
Rhodesiafever, just munch on them and use a copious amount of water to wash them down. You can also soak them in water for a while. No doubt it isn't a treat, but is is edible. Mix with a can of flaked tuna fish (40p-50p), to get some protein.
Oh yeah, and get a job, even a minimum wage one, or even two of them. I did it once when in need, so can you.
lol, 2x4, thanks for the advice, I will certainly try that whilst working at the Insurance Company for minimum bucks with a responsibility for issuing $6500 cheques, you a$$. I am not enamoured of you assuming things and am trying to be polite. I always thought that folkhere were. more or less on the same side, but that seems to be less so now.
1. Car crash - I used a bicycle and then I've got a cheap scooter ($200). Lost a job (decent paying) at that time.
2. I took two min. wage jobs.
3. My newborn (wifey too) had enough nutrition with my two jobs. I had to noodle through personally before the second job came up.
4. In two yeas, I was able to save about $700, and manged to get some friends to loan me about $3k. I bought some gear (computer, scanner, software, then it was not cheap in mid-80's) and started a pre-press biz. My wifey left us, so that was a bit easier on my pocket despite taking my daughter to a private day care on weekdays. Fortunately, my apartment, office and day care were within 6km radius, so I walked most of the time.
See, I could have been depressed right after the car crash, but with a positive attitude, it worked out. In three and half years, I was doing reasonably well.
Very masterful that, quote, 'whiney bitches' and thick skins, after saying we're all on the same side. For me and my thin whiney skin, I will say I am not on your side now, your attitude is arrogant and disgraceful in the extreme. War on terror, indeed.
My apologies for the gratuitous jab, RF, but (a) it's Saturday night and I'm a tad lit, so imagine we're in a bar just funnin' around, and (b) really, isn't "whiney bitchez with thin skins" what the WOT all comes down to? Isn't that the entire Islamic world, in a nutshell? For [whatever lame excuse or self-serving rationale] the world owes us?
It gets old, fast, because every person here has experienced privation and hardship at some point in their lives, present company included - and I don't mean I once had to drink domestic wine with a vinegary bouquet. If they're not experiencing it right now, I'd bet it's because they performed a near-miracle, or ten, under God's protection, so they and/or their children would never have to endure it again.
What's provoking certain of us, I think, is the attitude that your experience of the human condition is unique and makes you uniquely entitled to . . . something. So relax. Step away. This will all seem quite silly tomorrow.
My takeaway from reading the article is that the program has become too expensive for the desired effect, and ia time of limited funds, is being discontinued in favour of more other programs that more cost-effectively meet the need.
The other thought that comes to mind is that in Britain, at least, obesity rather than hunger is a mark of poverty, and that more often straitened circumstances are seen among the "skint" too proud to go on the dole.
[Iran Press TV] The Portuguese government has unveiled its 2012 budget plan featuring tougher austerity measures to meet tough fiscal goals.
The 2012 draft budget, which will be presented to parliament on Monday, is likely to include tougher austerity measures than originally planned, Rooters reported.
Portugal will need to go further in 2012 than the budget austerity set out in its international bailout in order to meet its financial goals, analysts said as the government prepared to approve next year's budget.
The Portuguese premier said the new austerity measures will include cuts in health and education spending.
The government also wants to increase the legal working hours by half an hour and eliminate public workers' Christmas bonuses and vacation pay.
Portugal which had received a 78-billion-euro bailout from the European Union ...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing... and International Monetary Fund in May is still failing to meet budget deficit reduction targets, despite a series of tax hikes and pay cuts.
The additional austerity measures, expected to deepen Portugal's recession and increase unemployment, have caused a wave of protests and strikes in the country.
[Washington Exminer] Ed Schultz, ...currently hosting some kind of show on MSNBC that nobody watches, formerly touted as a Limbaugh killer for Air America... host of MSNBC's the Ed Show,
Seriously, that's the name? How very... clever.
believes that Republican presidential contender Herman Cain ...the personable former Godfather's Pizza CEO and quite possibly the next president of the U.S... is pandering to "white Republicans out there who don't like black folks" This is where I get confused. I don't spend a lot of time thinking about it, despite my white Republicanism, but when I do think about it I discover that Herman's got an abundance of melanin. Shouldn't that make me not like him, whether he panders or not?
and accused Sen. Jim DeMint, ...junior U.S. Senator from South Carolina, distinguished by not being Lindsey Graham. He is a member of the Republican Party and a well-regarded leader in the Tea Party movement... R-S.C., of using racist langauge in his opposition to Obamacare. Oh, noze! Not racist language!
On his show last night, ... the one that nobody watches. We're lucky somebody caught this...
Schultz said that Demint, whom Cain has mentioned as a potential running mate, repeated an "old southern racist term when talking about defeating President B.O. during the health care debate." Schultz's example? He quoted Demint saying that "If we are able to stop Obama on this [health care law], it will be his Waterloo. It will break him." For clarity, Schultz repeated the offending line, "It will break him." It will leave him without any money? That's it? That's the best he can come up with?
Dr. James Peterson, director of Africana studies at Lehigh University, explained that "break" is a racist verb, "a term that was used to destroy, mentally and physically, slaves." Suddenly I can understand why Limbaugh still lives.
Accordingly, the Demint line demonstrated "how dark some of these racial discourses can be in presidential politics." Omigawd! He said dark! Now I gotta wash my mind out with soap!
Peterson said that Cain, by naming Demint as a possible VP pick, "gives those folks a pass" on racism. "You may not think it's racism, since it's too fine to be discerned with the nekkid eye, but it's there, and it's obvious to us trained observers!"
Peterson's claim echoed and extended Schultz's conclusion the previous evening that Cain, a black Republican, is appealing to white racists in order to win the Republican primary. "You think about white Republicans who don't like black folks," Schultz explained. "It's almost as if this guy is trying to warm up to them and tell them what they want to hear." As far as I can tell he hasn't mentioned anything about black or white except to point out the obvious: if you don't study and apply yourself you'll fail, regardless of what color you are.
Schultz cited Cain's belief that education gaps, rather than racism, accounts for the poverty and unemployment among black Americans. I just said that. Wasn't that me? How come it's obvious when we say it about hillbilly Americans but it's racist when it's said about black Americans?
Then, Schultz asked his guest if Cain "is doing a disservice to his race" by denying that "racism in this country today holds anybody back in a big way." Or is he being "a credit to his race"? No. Wait. That's racist. I can remember now. But I'm not sure why "doing a disservice to his race" isn't racist. But maybe I'm too insensitive. I get offended by the minstrel show-accented hawker for Popeye's fried chicken. Or would that make me too sensitive? I'm so confused...
Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson agreed with Schultz's suggestion and accused Cain of denying racism for the sake of his "great machinery of self-promotion." But if Herman admits that racism exists and has existed, which he does, then how's he denying its existence? My forehead just popped and now I've got frontal lobe all over my computer screen.
Dyson said that Cain should especially recognize "post-intentional racism" - racism that people don't intend to have or to act upon. "Post-intentional racism"? You mean racism that exists even after you intend to rid yourself of racism? I really miss that frontal lobe. As Curley once said, "I'm tryin' to think, but nothin's happenin'!"
Posted by: Frank G ||
10/15/2011 9:56 Comments ||
Yep, gr(o)m. Uncle Tom, oreo, race traitor, etc. He's making the race hustlers and the perpetual-victim class look bad, because he's living proof that it doesn't have to be that way. I was wondering why we haven't heard the usual slurs yet, but now that he's looking like a contender I've no doubt his critics react to the threat he represents in the most bilious and disgusting terms.
I've also no doubt that he's used to it, and can't wait to hear him fire back.
They might get better ratings if they changed the name to the Mr. Ed Show
If memory serves, there was a previous show with a similiar name, centered around a talking horse. but in THAT show the words came out the head end, unlike the current rendition.
Posted by: Barbara ||
10/15/2011 13:26 Comments ||
Dr. James Peterson, director of Africana studies at Lehigh University, explained that "break" is a racist verb, "a term that was used to destroy, mentally and physically, slaves."
So what would happen if Cain were to say "When I run against Obama, I will BEAT him"? After all, slave owners used to beat their slaves,so isn't that racist?
On the other hand, it is likely that Cain is in fact the descendant of actual slaves, unlike Obama.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia ||
10/15/2011 13:36 Comments ||
Had not even heard of this show.
USN, thats good stuff there.
There was a great line in the movie Undercover Brother in which the hero asked 'conspiracy brother' if he had a list of the words that sent him into these rants so he could avoid them in the future. I think someone should come up with such a list because it feels like any term used throughout history, if used during the times of slavery is now forbidden. Even words that sound too similar like niggardly are considered racist by morons and race-baiters.
[Dawn] Four more patients succumbed to dengue fever in Lahore on Friday, taking the total corpse count to 222 in Punjab, DawnNews reported.
According to the Punjab Health Department, 248 patients from Lahore and overall 350 patients affected by the virus were admitted to different hospitals in Punjab during the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, ...back at the bake sale, Umberto's Mom's cannoli were a big hit... Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had directed concerned authorities to come up with a plan in three days to curb the virus.
He had asked senior doctors and consultants to visit hospitals and present their reports on a daily basis.
Posted by: Fred ||
10/15/2011 00:00 ||
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[Dawn] Two young brothers were rubbed out for rejecting a marriage proposal for their sister at Adezai village in the suburbs of Beautiful Downtown Peshawar here on Thursday morning, police and residents said.
True love always.
An official of Matni cop shoppe said that the brothers, Wajahat and Mushahid Waqar, were on way to their college when a group of people opened indiscriminate fire on them. He said that both were critically injured and taken to Lady Reading Hospital but did not survive.
The police official said that relatives of the victims had nominated Fida Hussain, Wali Mohammad and Akhtar sons of Sher Ahmed and Abdur Raziq and Abdul Khaliq, belonging to the same area, in the murder case.
The relatives brought the bodies of the young men to Peshawar Press Club and held a protest demonstration on Sher Shah Suri Road to demand early arrest of the accused. They were also shouting slogans against the area police, saying they were not taking action against the accused persons.
The demonstration also led to disruption of traffic on the Sher Shah Suri Road for some time.
A complainant Irfan, cousin of the victims, said that Sher Ahmed and Wali Mohammad had sent a proposal for the marriage of a relative with the victims` sister, but the girl`s brothers refused that.
He alleged that Adezai Qaumi lashkar was backing the accused party and demanded action against the peace body leaders. He demanded of the government to ban the activities of the lashkar otherwise it would create law and order problems in the areas.
When contacted, deputy head of the peace body Fazal Malik rejected the allegations and said that the lashkar had nothing to do with the double murder case and it was a clash between families.
"Actually, Sher Ahmed and Wali Mohammad along with elders of the area had visited the residence of Wajahat and Mushahid Waqar about a month ago in connection with the marriage proposal but the latter exchanged hot words with the notables and then opened fire which resulted in the death of one elder Ghulam Mohammad," Mr Malik claimed.
The peace body deputy head said that Ghulam Mohammad was his maternal uncle, but he had nothing to do with the recent incident.
Another person, whose identity could not be ascertained, had also sustained bullet injuries in the Thursday`s incident. The Matni police have registered a double murder case against the accused.
In a report using data from the International Monetary Fund, the Geopolicity consultancy group says the Arab Spring protests this year have cost "more than $50 billion".
Pah. Fannie Mae can lose that much over lunch...
Countries that experienced "intensive civil disturbances or conflict" during Arab Spring were expected to have the most short-term losses. The report did not take into account the losses in lives, infrastructure, and business and foreign investment.
Egypt, Syria and Libya paid the "highest financial price". But oil-producing nations that avoided or suppressed their rebellions benefited most. UAE, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia have all increased their public revenues.
'Unexpectedly', no doubt.
The report warns that "without a regional support programme", the effects of the Arab Spring could be "regressive".
[Daily Caller] Meet the Roberts electric car. Built in 1896, it gets a solid 40 miles to the charge -- exactly the mileage Chevrolet advertises for the Volt -- the much-touted $31,645 electric car General Motors CEO Dan Akerson called "not a step forward, but a leap forward."
The executives at Chevrolet can rest easy for now. Since the Roberts was constructed in an age before Henry Ford's mass production, the 115-year-old electric car is one of a kind.
The McDonald's just off Sixth Avenue in the Greenwich Village tenderloin was quiet last night, with patrons routinely entering and buying their Big Macs and Chicken McNuggets seemingly oblivious of the horrific violence that had occurred shortly before, when cashier Rayon McIntosh beat two customers who had jumped over the counter with a metal rod. According to an official statement recently put up on the McDonald's corporate website, entitled simply "Response to New York Assault":
Own booming business at gas stations around CIA headquarters. I have condom machines in bathrooms at gas stations and fast food places, pulling down 3k a week ribbed with holes and essence of butt sells out fastest. Anyone interested in investing?
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.