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Minneapolis explosion in Somali neighborhood connects money launderer for al-Shabaab |

Minneapolis explosion in Somali neighborhood connects money launderer for al-Shabaab |

The EC Knows. Why Doesn’t the FBI? Gates of Vienna blog, Posted on February 22, 2014 by  Most of the research for the following article was conducted by our Minnesota correspondent Henrietta. I am deeply grateful for her assistance, without which the evidence described below would not be detailed here. On New Year’s Day 2014 a powerful explosion and fire occurred at 514 Cedar Avenue South in Minneapolis, in a predominantly Somali neighborhood of the city. The building was gutted by the blaze. Two bodies were found in the rubble, and fourteen people were hospitalized, one of whom died later. Within 72 hours, the building had been pulled down into a heap of rubble by a backhoe. Two days after the blast, before any real investigation occurred — which could never be conducted, anyway, with the potential crime scene destroyed — Greg Boosalis, the supervisory special agent with the FBI in Minn…

Unclear how Ohio religious-freedom bill fits with church-state divide

How is the woman on the left allowed to have a drivers license and drive with a burka on?  That would be a huge distraction!  I know I saw a mini van full of said woman waiting at a red light and it scared the crap out of me, and made me say what in thee. . . how is this legal, how can they see!?  While American drivers get fined for  driving with much less of a distraction, let's say having to much stuff being on their review mear etc as a distraction. . . . smh

AP FILE PHOTOThe proposed bill might prevent the state from ordering a Muslim woman wearing a hijab, such as the woman on the right, to remove the scarf for a driver’s license photograph, but it would still allow for the removal of a burka, worn by the woman on the left, because the state has a compelling interesting in seeing a person’s face on a driver’s license.
If the U.S. Constitution is the highest law of the land, can a state law rise above it? No way, says Nick Worner, communications coordinator for the American Ci…

Government monitors to be placed in newsrooms? This is FUBAR! | Allen B. West -

Government monitors to be placed in newsrooms? This is FUBAR! | Allen B. West -

Thomas Jefferson, author of our Declaration of Independence stated, “our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.” Well the first amendment freedom enshrined in our Constitution – like just about everything else about our fundamental principles – means nothing to President Obama and his administration. I hope you’re sitting down while reading this. The Obama Administration has developed a formula of what it believes the free press should cover, and is going to send government monitors into newsrooms across America to stand over the shoulders of the press as they make editorial decisions. As reported by Red State, the FCC has apparently already selected eight categories of “critical information” “that it believes local newscasters should cover.” I truly wish this were a “tinfoil hat story,” but the Obama Administration’s Federal Communication…

I don't know if I buy this or not: Department of Homeland Security cancels national license-plate tracking plan after Hundreds of detained immigrants released.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Wednesday ordered the cancellation of a plan by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to develop a national license-plate tracking system after privacy advocates raised concern about the initiative.
The order came just days after ICE solicited proposals from companies to compile a database of license-plate information from commercial and law enforcement tag readers. Officials said the database was intended to help apprehend fugitive illegal immigrants, but the plan raised concerns that the movements of ordinary citizens under no criminal suspicion could be scrutinized. The data would have been drawn from readers that scan the tags of every vehicle crossing their paths, and would have been accessed only for “ongoing criminal investigations or to locate wanted individuals,” officials told The Washington Post this week. “The solicitation, which was posted without the awareness of ICE leadership, has been cancelled,” ICE spokeswoman Gil…

Finally and Who would have thought? smh in disgust; Somali fraudsters exposed in Lewiston, ME and Columbus, Ohio

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 1, 2014 The Lewiston fraud is your run-of-the-mill welfare fraud (with a little alleged forgery and some lying thrown in!) which we are becoming familiar with in the cities, like Columbus and Lewiston, that have “welcomed” diversity.  The Columbus story adds an interesting and new piece of information about the creative ways refugees are defrauding Uncle Sam. From the Lewiston Sun Journal (by the way, when I type ‘Lewiston fraud’ into our search bar this is what I get—lots of previous posts): AUBURN — A Lewiston couple denied in court Thursday charges that they schemed to defraud the government out of welfare benefits over the past nine years. Amina H. Ege, 42, of 105 Shawmut St., was indicted by an Androscoggin County grand jury on two counts of theft by deception, four counts of aggravated forgery and 12 counts of unsworn falsification. Six of the charges are felonies punishable by up to 10 years in prison. The remaining charges are misdemeanors. A…

Ohio National Guard Training Envisions Right-Wing Terrorism

Portsmouth Chief of Police Bill Raisin told NBC 3 WSAZ-TV in Huntington, West Virginia that the drill accurately represented “the reality of the world we live in,” adding that such training “helps us all be prepared.” Internal ONG documents provided to Media Trackers after repeated delays provide further context to what WSAZ-TV reported last winter. In the disaster-preparedness scenario, two Portsmouth Junior High School employees poisoned school lunches with mustard gas, acting on orders from white-nationalist leader William Pierce. The ONG team discovered biological weapons being produced in the school, requiring activation of containment and decontamination procedures.
Participants in the disaster drill located documents expressing the school employees’ “anti-government” sentiments, as well as a note identifying Pierce as the fictional right-wing terrorists’ leader. ONG’s 52nd Civil Support Unit participated in a similar drill involving left-wing terrorists with Athens County first…

The Swiss close borders to immigrants?!?

The decision by Swiss voters to cap immigration has imperiled relations with other European states, as it has burnished efforts by right-wing populists intent on spreading an anti-foreigner political agenda. On Sunday, the Swiss narrowly backed a proposal to curb the country's open-borders treaty with the 28-nation European Union, of which it is not a member. Voters were stoked by fears of overpopulation and Europe's rising numbers of Muslims. The vote's impact is echoing well beyond the country's Alpine peaks, bringing retaliatory threats from leaders across the continent and worries that the move could shake the European economy. People are uneasy about unlimited freedom of movement GERMANY’S WOLFGANG SCHAEUBLE The vote in Switzerland - home to Nestle, the world's biggest food company, and international drugmakers Roche Holding and Novartis - could make it difficult to hire foreigners, some business leaders warned. The government has three years to implement the…

Nelson Mandela Entrusts $4.1M Estate to Family, Staff, ANC and Schools

Former South African President Nelson Mandela left his $4.1 million estate to his family, staff, several schools and the African National Congress — the nation's ruling political party of which he was a member — according to a public reading of his will on Monday. Many expected Mandela's surviving family members to quarrel over how the money was allotted after his wishes were made public, but South African Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke, who read out the anti-apartheid hero's will, reportedly said nothing has been contested. The Nelson Mandela Foundation website published a memo that went along with the will, which we've embedded, below. SEE ALSO: 11 Inspiring Moments to Remember Nelson Mandela After Mandela's will was read to his family in the hours before the public announcement, Moseneke said they only asked for a few clarifications, according to Reuters. The former president's third wife at the time he died, Graca Machel, is entitled…

Canada floats new citizenship rules that could affect thousands of Chinese

Canada has unveiled sweeping reforms that would require immigrants spend more time as permanent residents, file tax returns and sign an undertaking to continue living in the country if they want to become citizens. The proposed redrawing of the Citizenship Act, unveiled on Thursday, would lengthen the period of residency required from three years to four years. Language proficiency requirements would be extended to children as young as 14 and adults as old as 64, and penalties for fraudulent applications toughened. China is the biggest single source of applications for Canadian permanent residency and among those who may be affected by the changes are the 110,813 mainland Chinese and 3,305 Hongkongers granted permanent residency between 2010 and the middle of last year. An investigation by the South China Morning Post yesterday revealed tens of thousands of mainland Chinese millionaires had swamped Canada's Hong Kong consulate with applications for its investor immigrant programm…

Migrant/Refugee Resettlement To The USA; Between Religion, the Government, Race, Our Jobs, and Money.

Wyoming governor wants refugee resettlement in state

The Wyoming state government has requested the establishment of refugee resettlement in the state. Up to now it has been the only state without direct refugee resettlement. Republican Governor Matt Mead wrote a letter in September to the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) saying the state is interested in establishing a public/private center to help refugees. (No doubt the request is motivated less by this red state's interest in helping refugees as it is in bringing in labor willing to accept low wages for the state's businesses. )
This map shows the number of refugees arriving in each state in the latest fiscal year with the country of origin for the largest number of refugees. Created by Jenn Harris for the Reporting on Health Collaborative.

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Fuck Yeah Dead White People! So this is acceptable? Brought to you by:fuckyeahdeadcrackers

thanks for the hat tip :advance

So glorious.  I feel like dancing!

Merck earnings down, but cancer drug collaboration may help

Merck earnings down, but cancer drug collaboration may help | Regional: Western NJ - Home

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Predator Drones FOIA

 a Freedom of Information Act request filed on January 13, 2010, the ACLU asked the government to disclose the legal and factual basis for its use of predator drones to conduct "targeted killings" overseas. In particular, the ACLU seeks to find out when, where, and against whom drone strikes can be authorized, and how the United States ensures compliance with international laws relating to extrajudicial killings.     
The FOIA request was filed with the Department of Defense, the Department of Justice (including the Office of Legal Counsel), the Department of State, and the CIA. The Departments of Defense, Justice, and State responded by releasing some records and withholding others. The CIA denied the request by refusing to confirm or deny whether the CIA drone strike program even exists. The ACLU filed a lawsuitagainst the CIA in June 2010, arguing that the CIA’s response was not lawful because the CIA Director and other officials had already publicly acknowledged the exis…

63 Cleveland Police Officers Suspended After An Unarmed Couple Was Shot At 137 Times

Thank you Dave~

Cleveland officials are suspending 63 police officers for their roles in a November car chase that ended in the shooting deaths of an unarmed man and woman, The Plain Dealer reports.
Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath said the officers violated police protocol during the chase, according to the newspaper. Officers' offenses include engaging in a chase without permission and providing false information on police reports, the Plain Dealer reports. The officers will be suspended temporarily, with no one officer being suspended for more than 10 days. Police officials have not yet reviewed the 13 officers who were involved in the shooting itself, but that's coming in the next and final stage of the investigation, officials told The Plain Dealer. More than 100 officers had some involvement in the chase.
Malissa Williams, 30, and Timothy Russell, 43, were each shot about two dozen times in a police chase that turned deadly. They were shot at 137 times while in thei…

Is it time to get Anglo-Saxon about England's local government?

The Government of the Germans, and that of all the northern nations, who established themselves on the ruins of Rome, was always extremely free; and those fierce people, accustomed to independance and enured to arms, were more guided by persuasion than authority, in the submission which they paid to their princes. The military despotism, which had taken place in the Roman empire, and which, previously to the irruption of those conquerors, had sunk the genius of men, and destroyed every noble principle of science and virtue, was unable to resist the vigorous efforts of a free people; and Europe, as from a new epoch, rekindled her ancient spirit, and shook off the base servitude to arbitrary will and authority, under which she had so long laboured. The free constitutions then established, however impaired by the encroachments of succeeding princes, still preserve an air of independance and legal administration, which distinguish the European nations; and if that part of the globe mainta…