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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Afghan immigrant often argued with wife before slitting her throat, daughter says
[Toronto Star] An Afghan immigrant who slit his wife's throat used to regularly get into such loud, abusive arguments with her that neighbours noticed and police showed up, their daughter said.
Oh. Well That's okay, then. At least it wasn't a surprise.
"It was really embarrassing. Sometimes they would just start in front of people," Tamana Khairi testified at her father's 2009 preliminary hearing.

Her father, Peer Mohammad Khairi, 65, would call her now-slain mother Randjida names like "bitch" and "whore," but would never get physically abusive, Tamana said.

Tamana Khairi's testimony from 2009 was read aloud for the jury at his second-degree murder trial Thursday.

The couple would argue about their girls wearing "shorter clothes or seeing us with boys outside," Tamana said.

The trial has already heard that Randjida Khairi, 53, defended their six adult or teenaged children's increasing Westernization, while it angered her husband.

Randjida Khairi would periodically threaten to leave him, but would be held back by their Afghan culture, the daughter said.

Her mother feared people would blame her if she moved out, saying "there was something wrong with her," Tamana testified.

Leaving would also have damaged her father's honour, Tamana added.

On the afternoon of March 18, 2008, Peer Khairi called 911 to report someone had "murdered" his wife of more than 30 years.

Police arrived to find her body on a blood-soaked bed, with her throat slit through to the spine and five stab wounds to her torso.

Khairi's lawyers acknowledge that he killed Randjida, but dispute the Crown's contention it was murder.

Tamana Khairi painted a picture of a troubled home life for the couple and their six children who immigrated to Canada via India. Both father and mother had attempted suicide. Tamana herself once tried to harm herself, she said.

Sometimes her father seemed crazy, she said. Once he deliberately poured chili pepper into his eyes, temporarily blinding himself. Another time he banged his head against the wall, making a hole, she said.

He had trouble sleeping and would cry out in the night, waking everyone up in their three-bedroom highrise apartment on the West Mall.

Once he fought physically with one of his sons, throwing him on a bed, prompting Tamana to call 911. Police took her father to hospital for overnight mental observation, she said.

Several weeks before he killed her mother, her father had a car accident that left him "really disturbed," she said. "He would get angry in a moment."
Posted by: Fred || 10/27/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [356 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Lots of people "often argue with their wives".
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/27/2012 5:28 Comments || Top||

#2  ....but dreadfully few come away winners.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/27/2012 6:29 Comments || Top||

#3  Police took her father to hospital for overnight mental observation

Now they know that overnight wasn't long enough. Where's Nurse Ratched when you need her?
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/27/2012 8:06 Comments || Top||

#4  Leaving would also have damaged her father's honour, Tamana added.

At least he still has his honour, so he can claim it was an honour killing as in, "it was an honour to kill that b*tch". Crazy guy? Crazy religion. Makes one quite sick to the stomach somedays...
Posted by: Solomon Protector of the Texans5923 || 10/27/2012 11:01 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
First Feathered Dinosaur Fossils Found in North America
[An Nahar] Scientists in Canada have unearthed the first fossils of a feathered dinosaur ever found in the Americas, the journal Science reported on Thursday.
Not surprising that the ancestors of the chicken should have feathers.
The 75 million year old fossil specimens, uncovered in the badlands of Alberta, Canada, include remains of a juvenile and two adult ostrich-like creatures known as ornithomimids.
Unlike what used to be depicted in the funny papers, people hadn't evolved back then. At 20 minutes per pound they'd have starved to death waiting for a three ton dinosaur to roast anyway.
Until now feathered dinosaurs have been found mostly in China and in Germany.

"This is a really exciting discovery, as it represents the first feathered dinosaur specimens found in the Western Hemisphere," said Darla Zelenitsky, an assistant professor at the University of Calgary and lead author of the study.

"These specimens are also the first to reveal that ornithomimids were covered in feathers, like several other groups of theropod dinosaurs," Zelenitsky said.

She said the find "suggests that all ornithomimid dinosaurs would have had feathers."

The creatures had a cameo screen appearance in the original Jurassic Park movie in which they were shown being chased by a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

In the movie however they were portrayed as having scales rather than plumage -- which researchers say they now know was not the case.

Francois Therrien, curator at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta and the co-author of the study, said the discovery revealed another fascinating fact -- the existence of early wings in dinosaurs that were too big to fly.

"The fact that wing-like forelimbs developed in more mature individuals suggests they were used only later in life, perhaps associated with reproductive behaviors like display or egg brooding," he said.
Posted by: Fred || 10/27/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [426 views] Top|| File under:

#1  D *** NG IT, I thought RODAN was Japanese???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 10/27/2012 22:06 Comments || Top||


Economy
Rare-Earth Mining returns to U.S.
Two years after China limited its exports of rare earth minerals, unnerving developed countries that depended on them for industrial uses, production is expanding at sites outside China.

And as new sources of rare earth minerals have appeared, that has meant new jobs -- including in the tiny town of China Grove, N.C., where Japan's Hitachi Metals is planning to produce high-tech magnets from rare earth minerals.

Alarmed over Chinese restrictions on rare earth exports, the United States, the European Union and Japan filed a World Trade Organization complaint alleging that China was using its monopoly over the minerals as a political and economic weapon -- for instance, to punish Japan over its claims to contested islands in the South China Sea and to entice companies to relocate factories inside China by offering a cheaper supply of rare earth materials.

Even as the United States was pursuing its WTO claim, Colorado-based Molycorp, along with firms in Australia and elsewhere, were reshaping the landscape. Molycorp reopened a rare earth mine in Mountain Pass, Calif., that had been shuttered a decade ago because the supply of the minerals coming from China was so cheap.
That's prolly when Willard was exporting jobs to China. {/sarc]
Posted by: Bobby || 10/27/2012 13:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [725 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So Rare Earth is returning "Get Ready" for the return of mining jobs and new industrial equiptment manufacturing jobs. Good news no ?
Posted by: Au Auric || 10/27/2012 14:31 Comments || Top||

#2  REE mining & processing is quite environmentally unfriendly; can't believe this will get past the EPA.
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/27/2012 15:32 Comments || Top||

#3  I can't see the EPA allowing it even it it was clean as new-fallen snow. The EPA is far more driven by an leftist anti-American agenda than any concern about the environment.

The're find it endangers some spotted flea or something and that will be that.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/27/2012 15:55 Comments || Top||

#4  Reminds me of my black-footed snail episode, Fool.

Very endangered, a few remaining habitats, the colony was dying as the tribe swarmed across the road to get to their grazing grounds.

We were advised to put up a electric restraining fence. Five miles long, half an inch high.

Sadly, one of the electricians(!) wired it to 110, not the microvolt power transformer recommended. Kinda sounded like popcorn...
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/27/2012 21:01 Comments || Top||


Newell Rubbermaid Plans to Cut 10% of Jobs in Restructuring
[Bloomberg] Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NWL), the maker of Sharpie pens and Calphalon cookware, hired a former Unilever strategist to help run the company under a new structure and plans to cut 10 percent of its jobs.

Chief Executive Officer Michael Polk has reorganized in two new units as he seeks to boost sales outside the U.S., the Atlanta-based company said today in a statement. One unit, focused on brand development, will be run by Mark Tarchetti, Unilever’s former head of global strategy. The other, focused on sales, distribution and supply, will be run by Newell’s William A. Burke III, who was named chief operating officer.
Posted by: Fred || 10/27/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [374 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ?
Posted by: Shipman || 10/27/2012 6:02 Comments || Top||

#2  This is WOT-related because Sharpie pens are used to write id numbers, along with disparaging remarks, on the foreheads of dead terrs. And sealable Rubbermaid containers are an integral part of the cleanup after a drone-sap. They're great for collecting the misc. parts and other leavings.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/27/2012 9:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Also...I remember shipping bottled water to Iraq. We thought it was great they were finally getting clean water. They dumped the water out and kept the containers. They wanted tupperware more than clean water. Very WOT and bad strategy, Ship.

Bet the first ones to go are those bumping the 'Gray Ceiling', then to unemployment, then SS.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/27/2012 12:39 Comments || Top||

#4  I'd bet big money the new hire is one of those 6 sigma types.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/27/2012 12:48 Comments || Top||

#5  Also for the hands of the aweful bammy ads where the actor holds their right hand over their heart - I guess at least one upping candidate barry - yet for writing off hand and upside down did quite well...unless they had someone else doing it for them which breaks the narrative.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/27/2012 14:51 Comments || Top||


8,803,335: Another New Record for Disability--Up 975 Per Day Under Obama
The number of American workers collecting federal disability insurance benefits hit yet another record high in October, according to the Social Security Administration.

This month 8,803,335 disabled workers are collecting benefits, up from the previous record of 8,786,049 set in September.

In February 2009, the first full month after President Barack Obama
My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it...
took office, there were 7,469,240 workers collecting federal disability insurance. Thus, so far in Obama's term, the number of workers collecting disability has increased by 1,334,095. That works out to a net increase of about 29,646 per month (1,334,095 divided by 45 months), or an average increase of about 975 per day (1,334,095 divided by 1,369 days).
Posted by: Beavis || 10/27/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [631 views] Top|| File under:

#1  May explain the new smoked glass, black Lexus that shops at Whole Foods w/o cash, but never goes to the office.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/27/2012 6:28 Comments || Top||

#2  ..simply moving from expired unemployment to [lawyer advertized] SS disability payouts. You know the system is set up that the lawyers get a 'fee' for working the SS disability case. Wonder how many applications are refused and remain beyond challenge [insert lawyer here]? The tragedy of the commons playing out before you.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/27/2012 8:18 Comments || Top||

#3  Along with EBT: the electronic soup-line.

No photo op here; nothing for the media cameras.
Posted by: Pappy || 10/27/2012 11:18 Comments || Top||

#4  Don't have any data on other stagtes, but if there were no lawyers with adverts offering to get folks on Social Security disability, there would be little advertising on Georgia teevee.

Must be a great deal of money to be made in all of this by the legal community.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/27/2012 11:25 Comments || Top||

#5  In this market being gray and unemployed IS a disability.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/27/2012 12:46 Comments || Top||

#6  Being unemployed six months makes one unemployable in the eyes of HR departments (round-fele such resumes upon receipt). One only has two choices - Disability or entrepreneurship.
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/27/2012 13:18 Comments || Top||

#7  Both my older Sister and youngest Brother are on disability. A lifetime of smoking,drinking, and drugs will do that. Now they both adore Obama because they believe he will, "Take care of them". There is no admission from them that there are consequinces for their lifestyles. The Government "Owes them".
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 10/27/2012 16:54 Comments || Top||

#8  A lifetime of smoking,drinking, and drugs will do that.

I fear I stopped too soon. And why? Hell you get payed now?
Posted by: Shipman || 10/27/2012 17:13 Comments || Top||

#9  I have a friend that has been in this country for thirty years. He was a teacher and mechanical engineer. He developed a process to convert black dirt into diesel fuel. It worked but costs were not good to bring to market. He now has all the assistance programs you can imagine. Is he worried?, no. They will not cut these programs he believes. All medical costs are covered for heart and colon cancer surgery(cost him nothing!). Food stamps, electric, phone, transportation, and Internet. Each day is his to do as he pleases.
Posted by: Dale || 10/27/2012 17:44 Comments || Top||


Europe
Bunga Bunga threatens to bring down Monti government
Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Saturday his centre-right bloc may withdraw its support from the government of Mario Monti, a move that could throw Italy into political chaos ahead of next April's national elections.

"We have to recognise the fact that the initiative of this government is a continuation of a spiral of recession for our economy," Berlusconi told a news conference in northern Italy a day after he was convicted and sentenced to four years for tax fraud related to his Mediaset media empire.

"Together with my collaborators we will decide in the next few days whether it is better to immediately withdraw our confidence in this government or keep it, given the elections that are scheduled," he said.

The Monti government of non-elected technocrats is supported by the centre-left, the centre-right and the centre. It would lose its majority and have to resign if the entire centre-right, including Berlusconi's PDL party, withdrew support.

Monti took office as prime minister last November when Italy's bond yields were soaring. He has pushed through tax hikes, spending cuts and a pension overhaul to cut public debt which is running at 126 percent of gross domestic product, according to the International Monetary Fu
Posted by: tipper || 10/27/2012 14:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [341 views] Top|| File under:


Spain jobless rate exceeds 25 percent in 3rd quarter
[Iran Press TV] Official data show that Spanish unemployment rate has exceeded 25 percent in the third quarter of 2012 as the country continues to grapple with economic woes.

New figures released by Spain’s National Statistics Institute on Friday showed that the country’s unemployment rate climbed to 25.02 percent in the third quarter, up from the previous 24.63 percent.

The institute also pointed out that a total of 5.78 million people were out of work in the July-September quarter, up 85,000 from the previous three months, while the number of Spanish households in which every member is unemployed rose to 1.74 million.
Posted by: Fred || 10/27/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [373 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Socialism triumphant.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/27/2012 5:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Bet the real US rate isn't much different. Spain just has honest counters.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/27/2012 12:41 Comments || Top||

#3  I was in Spain in May on business. Their situation is worse than here. Remember that proportionally fewer women in Spain try to enter the workforce. Among young adults the unemployment rate is now 1/3 or more.
Posted by: lotp || 10/27/2012 14:04 Comments || Top||

#4  Many young people from Spain are learning German to find jobs in Germany.

Well-qualified people, mind you. Quite sad.
Posted by: European Conservative || 10/27/2012 15:03 Comments || Top||


French PM Under Fire as 'Amateur' Accusations Mount
[An Nahar] Amateur, indecisive and gaffe-prone: the accusations are growing ever louder against Socialist Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault as he struggles to steer La Belle France through its worst economic crisis in decades.

"He's making error after error, this prime minister. We've never seen such a level of amateurism and lack of preparation," Jean-Francois Cope, the leader of the opposition UMP party, said after Ayrault's latest blunder.

That came on Wednesday -- Le Gay Pareeien newspaper dubbed it his "Black Wednesday" -- when the prime minister announced that the French Constitutional Council was about to scupper the government's new housing bill.

It was bad enough that the bill -- a key promise in the election campaign that brought Francois Hollande
...the Socialist president of La Belle France, and a fine job he's doing of it...
to the presidency in May -- was being thrown out after complaints from the UMP that it was being forced through parliament.

But Ayrault brought heaps of scorn on himself by announcing the council's decision hours before the body had even sat down to deliberate and ultimately decide that the government had not respected parliamentary procedure.

"The episode reveals a certain feverishness" on the part of a prime minister suspected by both the opposition and certain members of his own government of not being up to the job, said political analyst Philippe Braud.
Posted by: Fred || 10/27/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [344 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A "gaffe" is nothing but the truth told accidentally.
Posted by: gromky || 10/27/2012 0:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Hmmmmm...sounds familiar.Is he like their Biden?
Posted by: tu3031 || 10/27/2012 0:47 Comments || Top||

#3  "He's making error after error,... We've never seen such a level of amateurism and lack of preparation,"
Painfully familiar. Not Biden, Tu.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/27/2012 12:44 Comments || Top||

#4  France would be much worse off with that great oxymoron, a "competent socialist" in charge.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/27/2012 12:51 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Teacher faces action for beating student
The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
home department on Friday directed the provincial education and health departments to take disciplinary action against a schoolteacher who had severely tortured a student in Haripur and the concerned hospital staff who had discharged him from the hospital in unconscious condition as a favour the teacher.The home department has pointed out that the officer who had conducted inquiry into the incident has recommended that as the accused teacher was behind bars, the authorities of elementary and secondary education department might be directed to take departmental action against him and the school principal on account of his incorrect statement.

According to a blurb of the home department, the inquiry officer has stated that the victim, Danish, was discharged from the hospital on Sept 18 without his complete recovery which was unfair on part of the hospital administration.

"He was discharged just to give a benefit to the accused teacher in grant of bail, which was fixed for Sept 19, when he (Danish) was unconscious at that time," the officer stated adding that the hospital administration might also be directed to inquire into the matter and fix responsibility for taking action against the person at fault.

The blurb states that on receipt of the said inquiry report, the home department has immediately furnished it to the elementary and secondary education department as well as health department for taking disciplinary action against the teacher and hospital staff concerned at the earliest as recommended by the inquiry officer.

It is stated that the home department had taken serious notice over an incident of brutal corporal punishment to the student by a class teacher and had ordered a formal inquiry into the incident. The inquiry was assigned to the commissioner Hazara Division at Abbottabad
... A pleasant city located only 30 convenient miles from Islamabad. The city is noted for its nice weather and good schools. It is the site of Pakistain's military academy, which was within comfortable walking distance of the residence of the late Osama bin Laden....
Posted by: Fred || 10/27/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [335 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Home Front: Culture Wars
Evil, environment destroying, capitalist rat-bastards!
h/t Gates of Vienna
Environmentalists have gone to great lengths to have certain eagles, hawks, and owls protected as endangered species, only to have wind turbines act as avian cuisinarts.

Wind power currently enjoys a unique exemption from Endangered Species Act protections and other federal restrictions protecting animals from deliberate or incidental killings. And to add to this, here is an interesting new development: the US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) is considering a dramatic expansion in the length of permits allowing wind power operators to kill bald eagles and other protected bird species.

...In just one location, the Altamont Pass in northern California, turbines yearly kill 75 to 100 golden eagles, 350 burrowing owls, 300 rat-tailed hawks, and 333 American kestrels.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/27/2012 05:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [511 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Altamont Pass has had wind turbines for quite a while; if they're still killing that many birds there, it must have been a very large population to start with. And you'd think by now the ones with some kind of aversion to tall spinny things that make funny noises would be winning the breeding race.
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/27/2012 8:01 Comments || Top||

#2  I heard today that the hurricane will blow all the leaves off of the trees!!11!. How will they live you evil capital running scum dogs!1
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/27/2012 10:25 Comments || Top||

#3  You've got to break a few beaks....
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/27/2012 11:38 Comments || Top||

#4  You can't make an omelette without without breaking egg-layers.
Posted by: Fred || 10/27/2012 11:43 Comments || Top||

#5  I doubt those altamont pass numbers. Those turbines are never moving. I suspect someone extrapolated what the numbers *would be* if all of the turbines worked.
Posted by: Rjschwarz || 10/27/2012 12:45 Comments || Top||

#6  Tehachapi pass has a bunch and they seem to be cranking
Posted by: Frank G || 10/27/2012 14:39 Comments || Top||

#7  Same with Beaumont Pass. The hills are lousy with turbines.

Not a lot of eagles though.
Posted by: Pappy || 10/27/2012 14:59 Comments || Top||

#8  As a birdwatcher, I have been aware of the bitter irony of the greens pushing wind power?

Oh, and I do believe they mean "red-tailed", not "rat-tailed". Looks like a reporter made a typo and then automatically selected the first correction spellcheck offered.
Posted by: Korora || 10/27/2012 15:39 Comments || Top||

#9  But who am I to talk, seeing how I missed a question mark where a period should be?
Posted by: Korora || 10/27/2012 15:40 Comments || Top||

#10  A second post will not help you Korora, you have deh ben caught out and the enforcers are on the move.

Post moar, we miss you.
Posted by: Shipman || 10/27/2012 17:17 Comments || Top||

#11  Oh, and I do believe they mean "red-tailed", not "rat-tailed"

No, that was an inadvertent release of an "undiscovered species"; the type suitable for delaying a project during enviro-legal-warfare.
Posted by: Pappy || 10/27/2012 18:16 Comments || Top||

#12  Wind turbines are totally useless garbage. Even nuclear power stations have to be coupled with water turbines to pump water on mountaintop lakes to use nighttime excess power(they are difficult to wind down during low demand) High demand periods are just the time wind turbines shut down...and in windy times, the noise they make is like a million airplanes taking off...it is unlivable where these pieces of crap are turning.
Posted by: Dopey Schwarzeneggar2960 || 10/27/2012 21:27 Comments || Top||

#13  Time back many Enviros + aligned also complained about Marine Turbines, be it surface or seafloor, etc. wiping out the fishies + corals.

Methinks what these Personages truly care about is the LAND underneath these KNOWINGLY DEFECTIVE,PRBLEMATIC, OR UNPROFITABLE SOLAR + WIND FARMS, i.e. mass tracts of land under direct or indirect Govt. control, regulation + SUBSIDY, in case the Govt. needs to use same as Collateral for bond-borrowing on International Markets to save or expand the US Welfare-Nanny State. IMO THE MAJORITY OF THESE ENVIROS, LETFIES COULD CARE LESS ABOUT THE CRITTERS OR THE AIR, RIVERS, ETC.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 10/27/2012 22:04 Comments || Top||


-Election 2012
Black Farmers Group Endorse Republican in Georgia Congressional Race
A group of black farmers led by Pigford critic Eddie Slaughter has endorsed Republican John House in the race for Georgia's 2nd district. House is running against longtime Democratic incumbent and Congressional Black Caucus member Sanford Bishop.

In a video posted to Facebook, Slaughter discusses the many attempts the farmers made to expose fraud in the Pigford "black farmers" lawsuit.

Breitbart News reported a series of stories in 2011 about Mr. Slaughter and his claim that when Sanford Bishop was informed about Pigford fraud by a group of black farmers, he told them to be quiet or else they would "shut this thing down." He was referring to the fraudulent settlement that reportedly paid $50,000 to tens of thousands of people who had never farmed a day in their life.

From a 2011 Breitbart News report:

Within a couple of days, Congressman Bishop responded to three different newspapers. His story was different each time. Rep. Bishop told the Albany Herald that he was aware of the fraud but it wasn't his job to police it. This admission is significant because USDA Sec. Tom Vilsack had claimed that there was almost no fraud in Pigford. When speaking to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Rep. Bishop was suddenly stunned and perplexed and suggested that the farmers had been drinking. Then, Rep. Bishop told the Columbus Ledger-Inquirer that he remembered the meeting, repeated that he wasn't responsible for monitoring fraud, suggested that there were antifraud provisions in the second Pigford bill and again insulted the farmers calling them disgruntled and irresponsible.
Posted by: Au Auric || 10/27/2012 01:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [337 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I hope a President Willard takes a very, very hard look at the USDA.

2nd District of Georgia (Rep. Sandford D. Bishop Jr.) Summary information.

2.80 billion in subsidies 1995-2011.
$2.43 billion in commodity subsidies.
$ in crop insurance subsidies.
$125 million in conservation subsidies.
$246 million in disaster subsidies.
•Georgia ranking: 16 of 50 States
•70 percent of farms in Georgia did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
•Ten percent collected 80 percent of all subsidies.
•Amounting to $2.24 billion over 17 years.
•Top 10%: $61,477 average per year between 1995 and 2011.
•Bottom 80%: $853 average per year between 1995 and 2011.

Link
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/27/2012 6:53 Comments || Top||

#2 
A Vietnam Vet.
Posted by: bman || 10/27/2012 10:53 Comments || Top||

#3  About time they reminded which is the party of Lincoln and Luther Ling and which the party of Jefferson Davis and Lynch.

Hopefully a few blacks, nor many say two or three percent do the same in the presidential election
Posted by: JFM || 10/27/2012 12:33 Comments || Top||

#4  Keep the country safe,
Mind the roads,
And maintain the peanut alotment.


In order of importance for a Georgia Congressman.
Posted by: Shipman || 10/27/2012 16:59 Comments || Top||



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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.
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Two weeks of WOT
Sat 2012-10-27
  Indonesia foils plot to attack US missions
Fri 2012-10-26
  Afghanistan mosque suicide bomb attack kills at least 41
Thu 2012-10-25
  Israel says 79 rockets fired at it from Gaza
Wed 2012-10-24
  Libya fighters seize Bani Walid
Tue 2012-10-23
  Foreign jihadists pour into northern Mali
Mon 2012-10-22
  Men 'planned mass suicide attack'
Sun 2012-10-21
  Nigeria military nabs Bokoboy at senator's home
Sat 2012-10-20
  Leb: Wissam al-Hasan Assassinated in Beirut Bomb Blast
Fri 2012-10-19
  144 Dead as Syria Jets Blast Maaret al-Numan and Suicide Bomber Hits near Interior Ministry
Thu 2012-10-18
  Iranian-American Pleads Guilty to Plot to Kill Saudi Envoy to U.S.
Wed 2012-10-17
  ROPer arrested for attempting to blow up Federal Reserve Bank in NYC
Tue 2012-10-16
  Pak President Admits Creating Terrorist Groups
Mon 2012-10-15
  Gunmen kill 20 at mosque in northern Nigeria
Sun 2012-10-14
  Israel AF kills head of Al-Q affiliate in Gaza
Sat 2012-10-13
  96 Dead, Including 41 Troops

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