Friday, February 8, 2008

The End of an Empire
Arizona Daily Wildcat, AZ - 10 hours ago
In a year where a woman and an African-American man are serious contenders for the presidency, it seems strange to think that there might be room for ...

Super Delegates Could Decide Presidential Race

The Super-Delegate Mess (and Other Messes)
ABC News - 4 hours ago
78 delegates are up for grabs here in tomorrow's Washington State Caucus as are 19 SUPER-DELEGATES. Read more about that -- as well as Clinton's insinuation ...
Video: McCain Gains Ground On Super Tuesday kcratv Clinton, Obama, prepare to battle for delegates in Washington State ABC News
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Voice of America
Superdelegates' political superpower
San Jose Mercury News, USA - 3 hours ago
"I desperately hope it is decided by the delegates selected by the voters instead of the super delegates," said San Jose Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, ...
Video: Superdelegates could tip balance reutersvideo A picture of uncertainty Reno Gazette Journal
Rupert Cornwell: This could go all the way to a floor-fight at the ... Independent
Bloomberg -
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Democrat battle continues as GOP leader emerges, Canada - 17 hours ago
Ultimately, the race could conceivably come down to who the approximately 800 "super delegates" -- elected politicians and party officials -- decide to ...
Mitt Romney Bites the Dust. Four Left in the Presidential Race Asian Tribune
POLITICS-US: Super Tuesday Leaves Bruising Battles Ahead Inter Press Service (subscription)
A difficult choice to make GulfNews
Atmore Advance - Oregon Daily Emerald
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Boston Globe
Smoke-filled rooms
Guardian Unlimited, UK - 3 hours ago
Instead, it's the Democratic party that is facing a dog's breakfast, and the ugly possibility that fights over party bylaws, the role of "super delegates" ...
The Early Word: Democrats Still in the Weeds New York Times Blogs
Democratic Candidates Relying Heavily on Super Delegates Associated Content - Poughkeepsie Journal
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Gay Wired
Is it Time To Worry about Super-Delegates in the Clinton-Obama ...
Mother Jones, CA - 1 hour ago
Here come the super-delegates! The Washington Post's Paul Kane has done the math and reached the conclusion that the Democratic presidential race will be ...
Next Up: Sub-Super Saturday and Super Delegates San Francisco Chronicle
O'Reilly predicts "revolution" and rioting if super-delegates give ... News Hounds
Santa Cruz County goes for Obama, but local delegates go to Clinton Santa Cruz Sentinel
San Francisco Chronicle - Daily 49er
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Dow suffers worst week since 2003

Dow Tumbled 4.4% in Week on Economic Worries
Wall Street Journal - 42 minutes ago
By SCOTT PATTERSON After its worst January since 2000, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 561.06 points, or 4.4%, for the first full week of trading in ...
Retail Sales, Jobless Claims Drag Stocks Lower FOXBusiness
Investors sour on technology Globe and Mail
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A Mixed End to a Dismal Week
New York Times, United States - 45 minutes ago
The Dow Jones industrial average, which rose in earlier trading, fell more than 60 points, while the Nasdaq composite index managed a gain. ...
GLOBAL MARKETS-Credit fears drag on US stocks, propel bonds Guardian Unlimited
Wall Street mainly lower after economic stimulus bill passes Economic Times
Financial stocks push Wall Street lower Bangkok Post
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Bat Terrorizes City Council Meeting

(raw video)Bat Freaks Politicians in Disruptive City Council Fly Through
At this morning's Grand Rapids City Commission meeting, a bat decided to check out the proceedings. Commissioner James Jendrasiak then came to the rescue.(2/6/08)

The bat was released outdoors.

Cowering commissioners armed themselves with paper weapons.

Woman kills 2 students in Louisiana college classroom, takes her ...
The Canadian Press - 6 hours ago
A young woman shot to death two female students in a classroom at a vocational college Baton Rouge, La., today, then killed herself. ...
Woman kills two, self, in Louisiana college classroom National Post
Woman kills 2 students in their seats in Louisiana college ... (Pressemitteilung)
Woman kills two students, self in Baton Rouge vo-tech college ... KTBS
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Campus Lockdown at Sheridan College, Canada - 15 minutes ago
Tactical teams from the Halton Regional Police and neighbouring police services are sweeping the campus classroom-to-classroom. Students are being escorted ...

Police: Female student kills 2 others, self at Louisiana college
CNN - 6 hours ago
(CNN) -- A female student shot two other women and herself Friday morning inside a classroom on the campus of Louisiana Technical College in Baton Rouge, ...


Los Angeles Times
Gunman opens fire in City Council meeting
MSNBC - 2 hours ago
A gunman reportedly shot the mayor and two council members Thursday night at a meeting of the Kirkwood City Council in suburban St. Louis. ...
Five shot to death at City Council meeting in Missouri CNN
6 Dead After Gunfire at Mo. Meeting The Associated Press
Gunman opens fire during city council meeting in Missouri KSN-TV
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New York Times
Gunman Kills 5 People at City Council Meeting
New York Times, United States - 16 minutes ago
By MONICA DAVEY Five people were fatally shot and two others wounded on Thursday evening by a man who opened fire as a City Council meeting began in ...
6 dead after gunman opens fire at Mo. city council meeting ...
Reiten Television KXMB Bismarck, ND - 9 minutes ago
(AP) Police in Missouri say two police officers and three people attending a Kirkwood city council meeting are dead because of a gunman who stormed the ...

Gunman With a Gripe Exacts Revenge at Meeting
ABC News - 2 hours ago
The gunman, identified as Charles Lee "Cookie" Thornton, killed two police officers and three city officials before he was shot and killed by police. ...

Gunman 'planned to kill' Super Bowl fans
The Age, Australia - 8 hours ago
A gunman who wanted to shoot fans at this week's Super Bowl match got within sight of the stadium with an assault-style rifle and 200 rounds of ammunition, ...
Gunman at Super Bowl turns himself in Newsday
Alleged Phoenix gunman changed mind Chicago Tribune
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Gaming Today
Ben Kenobi Wannabe Would-Be Gunman Detained In Scottsdale, AZ
Gaming Today, TX - 15 hours ago
Kurt Havelock, a Tempe, AZ man has been taken into custody by authorities after he allegedly dispersed an 8-page manifesto to all local media outlets. ...

Would-Be Gunman Quotes 'Star Wars'
G4 TV, CA - 17 hours ago
A Tempe, AZ man who had planned a shooting spree at last weekend’s Super Bowl in Glendale, AZ is in custody under suspicion of mailing threatening ...


Police say gunman in deadly clothing store attack made sexual ...
International Herald Tribune, France - Feb 6, 2008
AP CHICAGO: A gunman who killed five women at a suburban Chicago clothing store made sexual advances toward one of his victims, police said on Wednesday as ...
Police: Mall Gunman Who Killed Five Women in Clothing Store Made ... FOXNews
Gunman covered faces of some victims, sources say Chicago Sun-Times
Cops go slow on sketch: 'We have to be sensitive' to survivor Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Tribune - WQAD
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Boston Globe
LA gunman slain after killing 3 men plus SWAT officer
San Francisco Chronicle, USA - 6 hours ago
In a tense overnight standoff, a man shot and killed a SWAT officer Thursday and seriously wounded another after calling 911 to report that he had killed ...
Video: 5 Dead in LA Standoff, Including Officer AssociatedPress Gunman kills 3, officer, dies in LA police standoff Boston Globe
SWAT team officer killed in LA standoff San Jose Mercury News
The Associated Press
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Suspect in Ohio School Stabbing Dies
The Associated Press - 10 hours ago
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — A teacher's estranged husband charged into her classroom Thursday morning, firing a gun before stabbing her as her fifth-grade ...
Suspect in Ohio School Stabbing Dies The Associated Press
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WOAI, TX - 18 hours ago
Through an open door, the security camera shows body contact and inappropriate touching between the woman and at least one police worker. ...

Feds drop charges against former cop and four others
Lancaster Eagle Gazette, OH - 7 hours ago
"It appears the FBI and Muskingum County Sheriff's Office may have been over zealous in their attempt to pursue prosecution of a Zanesville Police Officer," ...
Federal charges dropped against Ohio police officer in drug case Lancaster Eagle Gazette
Fired police officer's drug charges dismissed Columbus Dispatch
Authorities dismiss drug charges against Zanesville police officer Columbus Dispatch
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FBI agent arrested, accused of drunken driving
Houston Chronicle, United States - Feb 6, 2008
2008 AP DALLAS — An FBI agent was arrested on an accusation of drunken driving after authorities say she drove in the wrong direction and was involved in an ...

FBI spawns 'shoot-to-kill' citizens
PRESS TV, Iran - 2 hours ago
The FBI reportedly launches a clandestine alliance which prepares privileged citizens to 'shoot to kill' without possibility of prosecution. ...
FBI Deputizes Private Contractors with Extraordinary Powers ...
AlterNet, CA - Feb 8, 2008
One business executive, who showed me his InfraGard card, told me they have permission to "shoot to kill" in the event of martial law. ...

Detainee abuse report nearing release
Baltimore Sun, United States - Feb 8, 2008
The draft is circulating among the FBI, CIA, DOJ and the Defense Department, but "that intragency review for factual accuracy and classification has been ...
Report Due on FBI Treatment of Military Detainees U.S. News & World Report
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In a frightening and bizarre turn, the two chief agencies tapped with safeguarding America's national security have started advertising in a publication that can only be described as objectively pro-terrorism.

The online edition of the Washington Report for Middle East Affairs (WRMEA), a publication linked to former Congressman Paul Findley, who once described himself as "Yasir Arafat's best friend in Congress," features recruiting advertisements seeking new agents for both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency.

WRMEA's history of support for Hamas, other terrorist groups and individual terrorists is well known. Currently on the front page of its website, right in the center, is an homage, constituting of a collection of articles and hagiographies, to convicted Palestinian Islamic Jihad operative Sami Al-Arian.

For the full article, click on "Looking Under a Rock: FBI and CIA Hit New Low in Recruitment Drive."

IPT Executive Director Steven Emerson also has a piece in the National Review Online, "Paper of CAIR: Glossing over Hamas ties":

Once again, New York Times reporter Neil MacFarquhar has proven himself to be the chief public relations mouthpiece for radical Islamic front groups in the United States.

In an article published Thursday titled, "Speakers at Academy Said to Make False Claims," MacFarquhar writes:

The Air Force Academy was criticized by Muslim and religious freedom organizations for playing host on Wednesday to three speakers who critics say are evangelical Christians falsely claiming to be former Muslim terrorists.

The three men were invited as part of a weeklong conference on terrorism organized by cadets at the academy's Colorado Springs campus under the auspices of the political science department.

And who are the "Muslim and religious freedom" groups MacFarquhar cites? One outfit called the Military Religious Freedom Foundation and none other than the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). In fact, MacFarquhar twice in his article refers to "Muslim" and "Arab" organizations - in the plural - as objecting to the conference, but the only Muslim or Arab group he cites is CAIR, once again giving CAIR its desired, and undeserved, platform as the sole spokesman for the Arab and Muslim communities.
Indeed, this whole "controversy" started with a CAIR press release on Tuesday, February 5, dutifully reprinted word for word by the some newspapers, and virtually parroted by the New York Times and MacFarquhar.

To read the rest, click here to visit the IPT's website.

Looking Under a Rock: FBI and CIA Hit New Low in Recruitment Drive
FOXBusiness - 22 hours ago
FBI and CIA recruiting advertisements in a Saudi-financed magazine with consistent pro-terrorist features should be investigated by Congress, ...


Raw Story, MA - Feb 8, 2008
Rothschild's report details InfraGard, a program set up between the FBI and a number of businesses engaged in maintaining elements of "critical national ...
The FBI Deputizes Business
Infoshop News - Feb 8, 2008
“There’s no ‘business class’ in law enforcement. If there’s information the FBI can share with 22000 corporate bigwigs, why don’t they just share it with ...

Sniper says he ordered soldier to kill Iraqi civilian
Austin American-Statesman, TX - 16 hours ago
In the third call, Hensley said he was preparing to shoot. The fourth call said that he had killed his target. Hensley then told Vela to shoot Janabi with a ...
A Case of Murder or Exhaustion in Iraq? TIME
Sniper unit leader tells of ordering shooting Los Angeles Times
Iraq Murder Trial Opens for Army Sniper The Associated Press
New York Times - The Associated Press
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WB police chief defends decision to shoot pit bull
Wilkes Barre Citizen's Voice, PA - 6 hours ago
Dessoye disagreed with some observers opinions that police could use pepper spray against wild animals, rather guns that injure or kill the dogs. ...
Neighbors Want Condemned House Razed WNEP-TV
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Innocent Women being strip searched

EXCLUSIVE: Ohio Attorney General to investigate strip search of ...
WKYC-TV, OH - Feb 7, 2008
Shortly after her arrival, she says she was stripped searched by both men and women employees. Steffey has sued the Sheriff, accusing deputies of using ...
Stark sheriff seeks state probe in jail search incident
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Strip Search of Woman By Ohio Sheriff's Deputies Called Outrageous
First Coast News, FL - Feb 6, 2008
Steffey says Stark County sheriff's deputies used excessive force and assaulted her during a strip search 15 months ago, according to a federal lawsuit. ...

Raw Story
Woman sues Ohio sheriff's deputy over 'outrageous' strip search
Raw Story, MA - Feb 2, 2008
Now, the sheriff's deputies from Stark County, Ohio who allegedly used excessive force during a strip search 15 months ago face a federal lawsuit, ...

Debate Over 'Waterboarding' Interrogation Technique Continues
Voice of America - Feb 7, 2008
director Michael Hayden revealed that the technique was used on three al-Qaida That new information came in a congressional hearing this week when CIA...
Video: Hayden: Legality of Waterboarding Is in Doubt AssociatedPress Our position: 'Waterboarding' and other practices are immoral ... Orlando Sentinel
Tortured Justifications
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) - The Reflector online
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Environment News Service
Georgia loses court ruling on water rights
St. Petersburg Times, FL - Feb 5, 2008
By Times Wires Georgia lost a major court fight in the Southern battle over water rights on Tuesday when a federal appeals court said the state could not ...
Georgia Loses Federal Case in a Dispute About Water New York Times
Bama earns win in water wars Eufaula Tribune
Georgia Loses Major Water Ruling The Associated Press
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==============================================================, TX - 12 hours ago
Kilgore has called for Texas to secede from the United States. He advocates for Texas to become a biblical nation where such acts as abortion are banned. ...
Could city secede?
Port Huron Times Herald, MI - Feb 3, 2008
"It is this writer's belief," he said, "that in order to reclaim the rights and know that they can be held onto ad infinitum, Port Huron needs to secede ...
Mayor threatens to secede; Police HQ issue might prompt St ...
St. Catharines Standard, Canada - Feb 2, 2008
The war of words over where a new Niagara Regional Police headquarters building should be located might just prompt St. Catharines politicians to consider ...

Little Tokyo Looks To Secede From Downtown
Curbed, NY - Jan 31, 2008
Following the big dust-up over downtown's industrial land use policy comes this news: Citing "legitimate concern that Little Tokyo will be overtaken by the ...
State rejects Ladera bid to secede from Inglewood schools
Los Angeles Wave Newspapers, CA - Jan 23, 2008
... ending a contentious four-year battle by a group of Ladera Heights parents who had sought to secede from the Inglewood Unified School District. ...

HRTA insurrection takes a last gasp
The Virginian-Pilot, VA - 14 hours ago
Buyer's remorse over the Hampton Roads Transportation Authority quieted this week as several bills that threatened to capsize the fledgling road plan flamed ...

Jewish Exponent
Know-Nothing Flameout
Jewish Exponent, PA - Feb 7, 2008
After spending the last few years beating the drums for a nationwide political insurrection, CNN's favorite alarmist must face up to the fact that voters ...

Contemplating secession, sustainably
PSU Daily Vanguard, OR - Jan 24, 2008
What the group is looking for is not complete secession from America, Ferguson said in an e-mail, it's "virtual secession," which he said is "a state of ...

VERMONT FIRST: Envisioning a new paradigm for Vermont secessionists.
OpEdNews, PA - Jan 12, 2008
by marc awodey Page 1 of 1 page(s) Now that the Bush administration is on its way into the ash heap of history, what will become the Vermont secession ...

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