Thursday, August 31, 2006
"National Guardsman Brutally Attacked In Pierce County
POSTED: 4:33 pm PDT August 30, 2006
UPDATED: 6:15 pm PDT August 30, 2006
PARKLAND, Wash. -- The Pierce County Sheriff's Department is searching for five people who allegedly attacked a uniformed National Guardsmen walking along 138th Street in Parkland Tuesday afternoon.
The soldier was walking to a convenience store when a sport utility vehicle pulled up alongside him and the driver asked if he was in the military and if he had been in any action.
The driver then got out of the vehicle, displayed a gun and shouted insults at the victim. Four other suspects exited the vehicle and knocked the soldier down, punching and kicking him.
"And during the assault the suspects called him a baby killer. At that point they got into the car and drove off and left him on the side of the road," Detective Ed Troyer with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News.
The suspects were driving a black Chevy Suburban-type SUV.
"This is something new for us, we have not had military people assaulted because they were in the military or somebody's opposition to a war or whatever," Troyer said.
The driver is described as a white male, 25-30 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall, heavy build, short blond hair, wearing a black T-shirt and jeans, and armed with a handgun.
The vehicle's passengers are described as white males, 20-25 years old. Some of the suspects wore red baseball hats and red sweatshirts during the attack.
The Pierce County Sheriff's Department is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and charging of the individuals involved. Informants can call 253-591-5959, and callers will remain anonymous. "
I can safely say that if I met the man who did this, he wouldn't be able to walk again. No one should ever assault, verbally or physically, a military person.
The term LIEberal is owned by ABFreedom and I'm using it without his permission.
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
In unusually explicit terms, Rumsfeld portrayed the administration's critics as suffering from "moral or intellectual confusion" about what threatens the nation's security and accused them of lacking the courage to fight back.
In remarks to several thousand veterans at the American Legion's national convention, Rumsfeld recited what he called the lessons of history, including the failed efforts to appease the Adolf Hitler regime in the 1930s.
It's getting quite frustrating about how liberals don't want to consider what Bush and the administration are trying to do, only to be against it. No matter what the case, the MSM and liberals continue to slam this effort and as Rumsfeld puts it "blame America first."
Anderson plans on protesting Bush's upcoming visit to Salt Lake City even against the will of his constituents:
"Offended by Rocky Anderson's plans to protest President Bush this week, the Utah Republican Party is waging a public-relations campaign urging Utahns to call the mayor and tell him to "stop embarrassing" the state. And while Utahns have listened - flooding City Hall with almost 300 calls and overwhelming the phone system - Anderson hasn't.
Salt Lake City's mayor isn't altering his protest plans. "Given the nastiness of some of these people, it actually just bolsters my resolve," said Anderson, who previously alleged that the "real embarrassment" is Utahns' unwavering support of Bush.
The GOP acknowledged that its push, sending out thousands of voice-mail messages to Republicans and running ads on about 20 radio stations around the state, wouldn't change Anderson's mind."
The greatest part of the story is here:
"City Hall was inundated with calls Monday and hired three temporary workers to handle them."
It just goes to show that the silent majority is watching...
Monday, August 28, 2006
Footballers store children's stem cells as "repair kit"
Monday August 28, 05:47 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Some leading footballers are storing stem cells from their newborn babies as a potential future treatment for their own career-threatening sports injuries, according to a report in the Sunday Times.
Players are freezing the cells taken from the umbilical cord blood of their babies as a possible future cure for cartilage and ligament problems. Stem cells can be used to regenerate damaged organs and tissue because they are the earliest form of cells.
The paper quoted one unnamed Premier League player from a north west club as saying: "We decided to store our new baby's stem cells for possible future therapeutic reasons, both for our children and possibly for myself.
"As a footballer, if you're prone to injury it can mean the end of your career, so having your stem cells - a repair kit if you like - on hand makes sense."
The player is one of five who have frozen their children's stem cells with Liverpool-based CryoGenesis International (CGI), a commercial stem cell bank.
The Times said that in the past five years more than 11,000 parents have paid up to 1,500 pounds to store their babies' stem cells in order to grow tissue, should their children become ill.
Thousands of successful umbilical cord blood stem cell transplants have already been carried out to treat children with severe blood conditions or immune disorders.
Friday, August 25, 2006
Sorry, it seems as if I'm having problems with the link. Here's the link again. The videos are Islam propaganda that shows their hatred towards Americans. It's absolutely appalling.
You can view more of films similar to this one if you doubleclick on the clip. This is no joke.
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Wang said she was infected in the largest hospital in the city of 1.4 million people during surgery in the 1990s, but she was unclear whether it was the surgery to remove a stomach tumor or to give birth.
A local court recently rejected Wang's lawsuit against the hospital.
"The courts should accept my case," Wang said. "I also want to know what the government policy is towards people like us. They've never told me what kind of assistance I'm supposed to get, what our rights are."
An employee who answered the phone at the government office denied anyone was beaten.
Like Wang, many people in China have been infected with HIV while receiving blood transfusions in hospitals before China's blood supply was cleaned up at the turn of the century.
It's stories like this that should trigger national attention because this is blatant neglect for human rights. The international community witnesses this time and time again and is doing nothing about. It's frustrating because we choose to turn away from these abuses in hopes that China keeps supplying the local dollar store.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Monday, August 21, 2006
In the last year, three Chinese diplomatic officials have defected while serving in Australia, and asked for political asylum. All three have reported that China is engaged in a massive, world wide espionage campaign. This is no secret, it has been known for over a decade that China has been using everyone, from Chinese diplomats, to Chinese tourists, to grab any bit of useful information they come across, and get it back to China. But the three defecting diplomats have revealed, to the public, many more details of this massive operation. These included things that were long suspected, like government owned shipping and trading companies being used to support espionage, and carry material back to China. There are about 150,000 Chinese students in the United States, and about a million visitors a year, and many are coerced to engage in espionage, or volunteer to do so. In addition, the Chinese government, and intelligence agencies, consider anyone of Chinese ancestry, even if they are American citizens who were born in the U.S., to be "Overseas Chinese" and to owe their primary allegiance to China. Most of these people rebuff Chinese efforts to recruit them into espionage efforts. But a few go along, and this is causing problems.
The defectors were mostly unhappy at the way the leaders of the Chinese communist dictatorship was manipulating public opinion with threats of war over Taiwan, tolerance for corruption and generally behaving like a police state. China is believed to be pressuring Australia, via threats of economic retaliation, to send the defecting diplomats back to China.
While no extra safeguards are in place, U.S. law enforcement are not ignoring the possible significance of tomorrow's date, August 22, a date that marks an important historic event on the Islamic calendar.
Internet websites have been full of speculation that it could be a target date for terrorists in commemoration of the return of the 12th imam, a supposed day of reckoning for Shiites.
August 22 was rumored by intelligence experts to be a possible date that the London plotters would blow-up passenger planes headed towards the United States, though it is not known if the suspects were Shiite extremists.
This year, August 22 marks the holy day on the Islamic calendar that is the day of reckoning for Shiites. Some Shiite sects believe that August 22 could correspond to the end of the world. And just today, after much hype, Iran has announced that it will continue to develop its nuclear program. To followers of Iranian President Ahmadinejad, this is a well-timed affront to Israel, the United States and the world. The United Nations had given Iran until the end of the month to respond, but Ahmadinejad had made it clear to all Iranians and the world that he intended to respond on the eve of August 22.
Whether or not this announcement is the end of Ahmadinejad's plans for August 22, one expert says we will have to wait and watch.
"The only thing we can know is that the date was not chosen by accident," said Robert Spencer, Director of Jihadwatch.org and an adjunct fellow at the Free Congress Foundation, a conservative think tank. "It does seem very likely, very probable, that he has something major in mind, whether only a major announcement or a major attack, we will soon see."
I guess we'll all have to wait and see...
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
I'm proud to say that I'm the 1805th blogger to sign up for the project. I implore you all to do the same. This is a honor for me and I will make Mr. Russell's family proud.
Monday, August 14, 2006
I'm proud of that. I'm proud that my government is protecting me even when they're battling terrorists, France, and liberals. Every time they can, terrorist sympathizers are trying to help the terrorists and even with this in the way, our government is still succeeding in the war on terror. Here are just a few situations of where our governments are working:
All missing Egyptian students in custody
Men held in Michigan suspected of plan to attack Mackinac Bridge
University students at centre of terror plots
Suspicious Item forces Plane Evacuation
All of these articles are links of where the government and its citizens work together and thwart a potential attack. In the Michigan case, Wal-Mart employees phoned in the suspicious cell phone activity. In the Alaskan plane situation, a passenger felt that a package was suspicious. With the work of local and federal agents, all of the Egyptian students were wrangled up. Even in the British case, there was a synergy between local and national forces.
That makes me proud. Citizens are calling in with suspicious activities, the government is preventing attacks, and the West is safer. The US and Britain have programs in place that are stopping these attacks even though we can't profile, tap phones, or illegally apprehend suspects.
My hat is off to both George Bush and Tony Blair. May God bless you both and know that we support you. Even though it sounds like we're the minority, we're in fact the silent majority.
HT: Drudge Report.
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
How Much Is Too Much: Is the President Too Chunky?
His Body Mass Index Puts Him in Overweight Territory, but What Does That Mean?
In a WALL STREET JOURNAL op-ed Tuesday, Princeton's Bernard Lewis writes: "There is a radical difference between the Islamic Republic of Iran and other governments with nuclear weapons. This difference is expressed in what can only be described as the apocalyptic worldview of Iran's present rulers."
"In Islam as in Judaism and Christianity, there are certain beliefs concerning the cosmic struggle at the end of time -- Gog and Magog, anti-Christ, Armageddon, and for Shiite Muslims, the long awaited return of the Hidden Imam, ending in the final victory of the forces of good over evil, however these may be defined."
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad "and his followers clearly believe that this time is now, and that the terminal struggle has already begun and is indeed well advanced. It may even have a date, indicated by several references by the Iranian president to giving his final answer to the US about nuclear development by Aug. 22," which this year corresponds "to the 27th day of the month of Rajab of the year 1427. This, by tradition, is the night when many Muslims commemorate the night flight of the prophet Muhammad on the winged horse Buraq, first to 'the farthest mosque,' usually identified with Jerusalem, and then to heaven and back (c.f., Koran XVII.1).
"This might well be deemed an appropriate date for the apocalyptic ending of Israel and if necessary of the world. It is far from certain that Mr. Ahmadinejad plans any such cataclysmic events precisely for Aug. 22. But it would be wise to bear the possibility in mind."
Monday, August 07, 2006
BARC will be a collection of blogs from all political avenues that agree that a Communist country with dangerous leaders don't belong in the 21st century and we support its demise. On a daily basis, this communist regime has been torturing its own citizens, lying to the United States, and is building up a lethal arsenal. I'll try to continuously keep everyone up-to-date on the current situation in China.
Please email me with your URL and blog title to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll add you to the blogroll. I'm busy as it is but I'll make it a point to add people as soon as I get the email.
Here's the picture that you can use as the link back here:
Don't forget to replace the parentheses with brackets.
The story is in full force now across many sources including Ynet, Reuters, Editor & Publisher, and blogs, My Pet Jawa and Michelle Malkin - all laying out the story in great detail. Apparently a certain "Lebanese freelance" photographer, Hajj, has submitted over 920 photos to Reuters - some being doctored to make the Israeli attacks seem more fierce. This doctoring has an obvious agenda of demonizing Israeli forces and implying excessive assaults on Hizbollah. Reuters has pulled the photos and states:
Global Picture Editor Tom Szlukovenyi called the measure precautionary but said the fact that two of the images by photographer Adnan Hajj had been manipulated undermined trust in his entire body of work.
"There is no graver breach of Reuters standards for our photographers than the deliberate manipulation of an image," Szlukovenyi said in a statement.
"Reuters has zero tolerance for any doctoring of pictures and constantly reminds its photographers, both staff and freelance, of this strict and unalterable policy."
That sounds all fine and dandy but how come it took numerous complaints and a wave of bloggers pointing out the manipulation before Reuters pulled the ads? It's apparent that Reuters would've let this slide if it weren't for the national attention.
It's kind of ridiculous how people are so trusting of the press and in the long run, this will all turn out to be a part of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.
HT: Drudge Report.
Thursday, August 03, 2006
The Senate did an abrupt about-face yesterday, voting overwhelmingly to begin paying for 370 miles of fencing and 500 miles of vehicle barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border, just three weeks after voting against the same spending.
The amendment's sponsor said senators were so embarrassed by that July 13 vote that most felt they had to reverse course and vote for it this time -- especially after so many were on record in May voting to build the fence in the first place. The amendment, which provides nearly $2 billion for the project, passed 94-3, with 66 senators switching from "no" to "yes" votes since last month.
Now, we just have to wait for them to come back from their month-long vacation to see if they keep it up...
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
A Marine Corps staff sergeant who led the squad accused of killing two dozen civilians in Haditha, Iraq, will file a lawsuit today in federal court in Washington claiming that Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.) defamed him when the congressman made public comments about the incident earlier this year.
Attorneys for Frank D. Wuterich, 26, argue in court papers that Murtha tarnished the Marine's reputation by telling news organizations in May that the Marine unit cracked after a roadside bomb killed one of its members and that the troops "killed innocent civilians in cold blood." Murtha also said repeatedly that the incident was covered up.
What took him so long?
HT: Washington Times
The U.S. intelligence community has determined that Beijing has developed and deployed a series of missiles that would give China second-strike nuclear capability in any confrontation with the United States. The determination of a sea-based deterrent is said to have significantly increased Beijing's threat to the United States.
China is preparing for battle and we have our thumbs up our asses. Pardon the language but there's no better way to put it.
Apparently, the country has a problem with rabies and instead of countering the problem, they're erasing the source:
A county in southwestern China has killed as many as 50,000 dogs in a government campaign ordered after three people died from rabies, official media reported Tuesday.
The five-day massacre in Yunnan province's Mouding county spared only military guard dogs and police canine units, the Shanghai Daily reported, citing local media.
Dogs being walked were taken from their owners and beaten on the spot, the newspaper said. Other killing teams entered villages at night, creating noise to get dogs barking, then honing in and beating them to death.
If this isn't communism at it's finest, I don't know what is.