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The Right of the People to be Secure in their Persons, Houses, Papers, and Effects,
Against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures,
Shall Not Be Violated


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Male Swedish Doctor Assaulted For Daring to Treat a Woman

Who would do such a thing?

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Said Musa, A Convert to Christianity in Afghanistan

The following is a letter from a convert to Christianity (from Islam) in Afghanistan who was able to smuggle this handwritten letter (found in its original form here) with someone’s help. He is being tried on charges of apostasy. Because of who he is and what he’s done, no lawyer is willing to take up his case. Thought about posting it here to see if anyone is able at all to help the guy in any way possible.


"To the international church of world and to the President Brother Barak Obama President of the United States and to the head of ISAF [International Security Assistance Force] in Afghanistan!

"My name is Said Musa 45 years old. I have been working since 15 years as a Physiotherapist in I-C-R-C [International Committee of the Red Cross] orthopaedic centre in Kabul, Afghanistan. About four and a half months before by security force of Afghanistan I [was] captured, due to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, Saviour of the world. One person ____ he is spy of ____ [a] leader in Afghanistan. He told about me [to] the Government's officials, 'He's believer, He's head of church in ____'. He showed my house to the security force. Since that time I am in jail. The authority and prisoners in jail did many bad behaviour with me about my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. For example, they did sexual things with me, beat me by wood, by hands, by legs, put some things on my head, mocked me ‘He's Jesus Christ', spat on me, nobody let me for sleep night and day. Every person spat on me and beat me. Also the prosecutor wrote something wrong against me. He told from himself something wrong against me on my file.

"He is stimulating every day the prisoners against me, ‘He is also in jail due to spy for Iran country', to reveal the church in Kabul. I'm in a very and very bad condition in the jail.

"I agree with long imprisonment about my faith even for long life. Because I'm the sinnest person in the world. Because sometimes they treated for died I refuse my faith due to died. Sometimes I tolerate the persecution but immediately I acknowledge my sin before Lord Jesus Christ: ‘Don't refuse me before your holy angels and before your Father.' Because I am very very weak and sinful man.

"Nobody could accept my defender before the court. If I say I am a Christian man he immediately spat on me and abuse me and mock me! I am alone between 400 handlers of terrible values in the jail like a sheep. Please, please, for the sake of Lord Jesus Christ help me. Please send a person who should supervise my document and my file, what I said in it. My prosecutor has told something wrong to the judge because he asked [for] money but I refused his request. Please, please you should transfer me from this jail to a jail that supervises the believers. I also agree with died on cross of my pride. I also agree with the sacrifice [of] my life in public, I will tell the faith in Lord Jesus Christ son of God and other believers will take courage and be strong in their faith. Hundred percent I am stable to my word. I have family of seven - one wife, three daughters and three sons. My big son [is] about eight years old. One of my daughters can't speak, she has some mental problems.

"This is a request from me to all over the world, people please help me. I could not have any person to help. For [the] sake [of] Lord Jesus Christ please pray and immediately help me and rescue me from this jail. Otherwise, they will kill me, because I know they're very very very cruel and hard hearted!

"Your destitute brother in the world.

"Please my English writing is not enough good. If I did some mistake please forgive me! From Kabul Provincial jail."

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Pat Condell's Warning To America

From February 2010:

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Strategic reality or Neocon wet dream? RESOLVED ...



If the USA discovers that Israel is determined to attack Iran and the attack is imminent and stoppable only by force of arms, the USA should do everything in its power to ensure success up to and including armed action itself, including a follow-up campaign to destroy the strategic abilities of the IRGC
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With the Jihadis and Progressives it's always PROJECTION .. and now GREATER IRAN IS HERE

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Remember the canard of the 'Greater Israel' from the Med to Mandali (Iraq/Iran border)?

We already know that Hizballah is the IRGC's cat's paw, NAKEDLY and that THEY control Lebanon.
We already know that despite their Muslim Brotherhood in Palestine identification the Iranians control HAMAS
And now....


Iran's IRGC played decisve role in Syria's military-intelligence shuffle

LONDON -- Iran has tightened its hold over the military of its leading ally Syria.

Syrian opposition sources said the mullah regime in Teheran played a leading role in the recent reshuffle of the Syrian military. They said Iranian leaders, particularly those of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, helped determine the commanders of the Syrian military appointed by President Bashar Assad in September.

Syrian President Bashar Assad (second from right) meets with military leaders.

"In September, and according to several intelligence sources, Assad reshuffled the heads of his four security pillars, some with generals favored strongly by Iran," Farid Ghadry, a leading Syrian opposition figure, said.

The appointments included that of Maj. Gen. Zuhair Hamad. Hamad was said to have been selected by IRGC to direct Syria's internal security agency.

The sources said IRGC, directed by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has expanded its presence in Syrian military bases. They said Teheran has also been training Syrian intelligence and other officers in counter-espionage.

Ghadry, the longtime president of the opposition Reform Party of Syria, said Assad has enabled Iran to dominate the Syrian military as part of a deal that he would retain power. The Syrian president was said to have agreed to a major Iranian presence in his country in exchange for missiles and other military assets.

"In return, Ahmadinejad asked for and received a long list of demands to include weapons delivery to Hizbullah, a big footprint of Iranian military and religious assets and symbols inside Syria, a NATO-like weapon exchange program to include storage and upgrade of missile systems to protect Iran, and more importantly, a Hizbullah footprint inside Syria just in case Assad turns his back on Iran," Ghadry said in an analysis published on the Ynet news Web site.


Just imagine the regional power these yutzes would be with nukes, even if the plan is not to use them. Can there be any doubt that the result is either complete hegemony of the entire middle east but Israel ..


a nuclear arms race by the wahabbis and the shia?

Is that in the security interest of the USA?

Is anyone at CIA or DIA considering that if nothing is done and Israel acts alone the entire ME will be engulfed in a regional war with WMD's and oil will be >$300/barrel IF WE ARE LUCKY, and then the world economy??????

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The Freaky Chicks

Nina Hagen performing Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Nina Hagen performing David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust

Bjork performing her Academy Award-nominated song, I've Seen It All

Lady Gaga performing Bad Romance

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You Know What We Need?

We need more Joe Hallenbeck's passing through the TSA gropings.


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More Junk Touchin' Hits From Nappy and The TSA GropeGate Porn Kings


Cancer surviving flight attendant forced to remove prosthetic breast during pat-down
By Molly Grantham -

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A Charlotte-area flight attendant and cancer survivor contacted WBTV after she says she was forced to show her prosthetic breast during a pat-down.

Cathy Bossi lives in south Charlotte and has been a flight attendant for the past 32 years, working the past 28 for U.S. Airways.

In early August Bossie was walking through security when she says she was asked to go through the new full body-scanners at Concourse "D" at Charlotte Douglas International.

She reluctantly agreed. As a 3-year breast cancer survivor she says she didn't want the added radiation through her body. But, Bossi says she did agree.

"The T.S.A. Agent told me to put my I.D. on my back," she said. "When I got out of there she said because my I.D. was on my back, I had to go to a personal screening area."

She says two female Charlotte T.S.A. agents took her to a private room and began what she calls an aggressive pat down. She says they stopped when they got around to feeling her right breast… the one where she'd had surgery.

"She put her full hand on my breast and said, 'What is this?'. And I said, 'It's my prosthesis because I've had breast cancer.' And she said, 'Well, you'll need to show me that'."

Cathy was asked to show her prosthetic breast, removing it from her bra.

"I did not take the name of the person at the time because it was just so horrific of an experience, I couldn't believe someone had done that to me. I'm a flight attendant. I was just trying to get to work."

Since then, Cathy has contacted the Legislative Affairs Team, a group through the flight attendant union. She says she wants to see a crackdown on these personal pat downs.

"There are blowers and there are dogs out there that can sniff out bombs," she says. "There's no reason to have somebody's hands touching your body parts."

A T.S.A. representative says agents aren't supposed to remove any prosthetics, but are allowed to ask to see and touch any passenger's prosthetic.

T.S.A. says it will review this matter.


Enhanced pat down leaves Grand Rapids airline passenger in tears
Phil Dawson Christa Graban - Posted: 11/18/2010 11:41:42 PM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Before boarding a flight in Grand Rapids, a woman says the search at the security checkpoint was violent, unnecessary and extremely upsetting.

"When I got on the plane all I wanted to do was sob," says traveler Ella Swift.

Swift was one of an increasing number of passengers Transportation Security Administration officers are thoroughly searching by hand. They call it an "enhanced pat-down."

Swift says they told her she was singled out because she was wearing a skirt. She says the search earlier this month was very rough and left her in tears.

"The female officer ran her hand up the inside of my leg to my groin and she did it so hard and so rough she lifted me off my heels," she says. "I think I yelped. I was in pain for about an hour afterwards. It just felt excessive and unnecessary."

After reviewing the incident, a TSA spokesman says officers involved in the Grand Rapids search acted "appropriately and respectfully."

The TSA says people in what they call "bulky clothing" may be singled out for the enhanced pat-down. Some passengers may also be selected for the search at random. The TSA says they have installed full body scanners and added the pat-downs to improve aviation security.


Woman says her Lambert security screening was sexual assault

(KMOV) -- More Americans are growing angrier, over what the Transportation Security Administration, admits are more intrusive security put downs at airports.

One woman is comparing her experience at Lambert Airport to a sexual assault.

Business traveler, Penny Moroney, was flying home from St. Louis to Chicago. Like all other airline passengers, she had to go through security first. When the metal in her artificial knees set off the detectors, she had to undergo more screening. When Moroney asked if she could go through a body scanner, she was told none were available.

A pat down was the only alternative.

Moroney explains “Her gloved hands touched my breasts...went between them. Then she went into the top of my slacks, inserted her hands between my underwear and my skin... then put her hands up on outside of slacks, and patted my genitals.”

“I was shaking and crying when I left that room” Moroney says. “Under any other circumstance, if a person touched me like that without my permission, it would be considered criminal sexual assault.”

Moroney complained to the Transportation Security Administration, TSA, supervisor and then complained on the ACLU’s website.

The national office is now monitoring what it calls a “flood of complaints” from across the country.

Edwin Yohnka of ACLU Illinois says there are no laws and no regulations that govern scanners and pat downs.

Moroney said she wishes there were full body scanners everywhere so that she could have avoided a pat down.

The TSA’s response was that their officers’ first priority is safety when asked if putting hands down the front of someone’s pants is excessive.

The TSA said they don’t comment on individual screening procedures at checkpoints.

Anyone who sets off the metal detectors is required to go through a physical pat down, but the TSA says they use a less aggressive touch for children under 12.

The government is currently adding more body scanners at airports across the country.


Sanford Airport to opt out of TSA screening
By Marva Hinton @ November 19, 2010 10:25 AM
Reporter: Ken Tyndall

The backlash continues over those new TSA screening measures, and now one Central Florida airport has decided to go with a private security screening firm.

Orlando Sanford International Airport has decided to opt out from TSA screening.

"All of our due diligence shows it's the way to go," said Larry Dale, the director of the Sanford Airport Authority. "You're going to get better service at a better price and more accountability and better customer service."

Dale says he will be sending a letter requesting to opt out from TSA screening, and instead the airport will choose one of the five approved private screening companies to take over.

Congressman John Mica, who's expected to lead the powerful Transportation Committee next year, says the TSA is crying out for reform.

"I think TSA is overstepping its bounds," said Mica.

Dale says, if all goes as planned, the private security firm could take over in about 12 months.

The TSA points out that even if an airport decides to use a private firm for security, the screeners still must follow TSA guidelines. That would include using enhanced pat-downs and the full-body scanners if they are installed at the airport.


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Friday, November 19, 2010

UK: Police Blame English Defense League For Islamic Extremism

(BBC)- Right-wing groups like the English Defence League are turning parts of Britain into recruiting grounds for Islamic extremists, police have said.

The EDL emerged last year and has held demonstrations in a number of towns and cities against radicalisation.

But the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit has told BBC Radio 5 live there is evidence EDL events can encourage extremists.

Officers also say they are worried about radicalisation inside prisons.

Click on the title to get the whole story at Weasel Zippers.
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Charlie Musselwhite
Movin' and Groovin'

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Michael Medved Tells Caller Concerned About Gay TSA Screeners, "Relax"


Look, I'm pro-TSA screening, but this is a fucking stupid answer, and the more I hear defenders of TSA-groping resort to this kind of empty-headed, paternalistic bullshit, the more I'm going to be tempted to side with all of you "Don't touch my junk" people.

I must say, for years, I have wondered about Michael Medved's soft, lispy voice, and his catty demeanor.

Relax, huh Michael? Like this?

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The TSA’s Extortion Racket

Guest Commentary be Edward Cline:

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) lacks perspicuity, foresight, basic analytical skills, and senses of humor and irony. Its head, its staff, and its administrator are as distant from reality as Pluto is from the Sun. It has just launched a propaganda campaign called, “If You See Something, Say Something.” They have roused the wrong “enemy” – the American people.

"As Americans head into the busy holiday travel season, it is important to remember that every individual has a role to play in keeping our country safe and secure," said Secretary Napolitano. "The ‘If You See Something, Say Something' campaign encourages travelers and those who work in the hotel industry to identify and report indicators of terrorism, crime and other threats to the proper law enforcement authorities."
Imagine that in Nazi Germany, every German was urged to perform the same “patriotic” duty to keep the country safe and secure. To wit: “If you see a Jew, say something. If you see a gypsy, say something. If you see a Negro, say something. If you see a German curse Hitler, say something.” You get the picture.

In the official announcement site, the term “terrorism” occurs only once. Nowhere are the terms, Islam, Muslim, and jihad to be found, even though it is Islamic terrorists who are the purported enemy. The enemy, however, is left unidentified. Common criminals can wage terror, too, while “other threats” also float in the sump of official DHS terminology. You, the concerned citizen, have a role to play in spotting and ratting on shapeless, nameless bogeymen. Forgive the TSA if it treats you like a suspect, guilty before proven innocent. It is your duty to act guilty until proven innocent by a semi-literate making just above the minimum wage.

But, think twice, though, if you see a Muslim behaving oddly or suspiciously. Do not point fingers at men performing prayers in an airport lounge, or at women wearing various kinds of strange headgear. That would be discriminatory, evidence of prejudice, bigotry, and groundless fear.

Do not for one minute, however, think that the introduction of these “enhanced” security procedures is a consequence of poor planning or shortsightedness. The procedures are obnoxious, repellent, and invasive by design. They are intended to inure Americans to being treated as chattel and the property of the state. Americans are supposed to treat the right and luxury of flying as a state-granted privilege.

A memo to DHS secretary Janet Napolitano: I have seen something, and I am saying something. Aside from violating the Fourth Amendment’s guarantee against the federal government conducting “unreasonable searches and seizures” at airports, loosing on American and foreign travelers the costly, invasive, and futile sham of security checks at airports, sexually assaulting individuals of both genders and of all ages, subjecting said travelers to degradation and humiliation, physically assaulting travelers who may have included an eye-drop dispenser or a tube of toothpaste in a carry-on bag – there is this observable but too-often overlooked defining characteristic of especially the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA’s) airport security checks: the practice of criminal extortion.

The legal definition of the act and crime of extortion includes:

Perform[ing] any other act which would not in itself materially benefit the actor but which is calculated to harm another person materially with respect to his health, safety, business, calling, career, financial condition, reputation or personal relationships.
Excuse me, but doesn’t this definition apply to a TSA agent (I refuse to call these creatures “officers”) telling you that if you don’t submit your luggage and your person to his optionless search and likely seizure, you won’t be flying anywhere? You won’t be going to Cleveland on business, you won’t be having turkey with all the trimmings with family in Reno, you won’t be seeing your sweetheart in Des Moines?

Of course, once one submits to the extortion, it triggers and sanctions the unreasonable search and seizure, also chargeable offenses.

Extortion is the threat of withholding a value by compelling a victim’s consent to surrender another, perhaps lesser value. Think Sophie’s Choice. The consensual character of extortion does not hide or disguise the element of the threat of initiated physical force by compelling an individual to take an action he otherwise would not choose to take.

But this is not the exclusive realm of TSA policy. It is the federal government’s modus operandi in virtually all areas of American life. For example, Americans are already “conditioned” to filing tax returns under the threat of audits, fines, expropriation, and prison. Employers act as unpaid tax collectors under penalty of audits, expropriation, fines, and prison. Other examples would fill several pages of redundancies. The TSA is merely a late-comer to the game, an in-your-face and in-your-pants late-comer that reveals the true nature of statism.

The growing resistance to the TSA’s policies is evidence that Americans still don’t like to be pushed around. They don’t like being treated like pieces of meat, or print cartridges, to be inspected and certified by the lackeys of federal authority.

The Fourth Amendment reads:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
So, when an infant, or a person in a wheelchair, or schoolchildren, or adults, are subjected to virtual strip searches, legalized molestation, and exposed to radiation in the back-scattering machines, where is the “probable cause,” unless one is already a suspect? Where are the “warrants”? And where is the “particular place” that must be searched, other than one’s whole person and property? Where is the description of the “person or things to be seized”?

Nowhere to be found in the TSA playbook. The TSA’s policies, past and present, are in complete and demonstrable violation of the Constitution. What a banquet of litigation and lawsuits Napolitano’s and John Pistole’s policies present to the legal profession!

The TSA and its operatives across the nation, as actors in the extortion, do not “materially benefit” from the act (unless they are the receivers of the all the confiscated – that is, stolen – goods taken from travelers). They are just “doing their job,” like the good totalitarian functionaries they were hired to be. There are, however, personal and psychological benefits they must derive from holding power over their victims. They hold one’s values hostage until the ransom is paid, and that ransom is submitting to their salacious scrutiny. The only alternative they offer is the destruction of a value. They are gratified, either way, because they offer you no choice. You, the violated individual, are the loser.

Americans exhibited signs of rebellion during the Tea Party movement and in the recent midterm elections. A brewing revolution against the depredations and incompetency of the TSA and DHS is part and parcel of those uniquely American phenomena.

After all, “opting out” is nearly as good as good as “Going Galt.”

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Krauthammer on The Things We Put Up With For the Pleasure of Living With All These "Moderate Muslims"

From Ace of Spades:
Nowhere do more people meekly acquiesce to more useless inconvenience and needless indignity for less purpose. Wizened seniors strain to untie their shoes; beltless salesmen struggle comically to hold up their pants; 3-year-olds scream while being searched insanely for explosives - when everyone, everyone, knows that none of these people is a threat to anyone.

The ultimate idiocy is the full-body screening of the pilot. The pilot doesn't need a bomb or box cutter to bring down a plane. All he has to do is drive it into the water, like the EgyptAir pilot who crashed his plane off Nantucket while intoning "I rely on God," killing all on board.

But we must not bring that up. We pretend that we go through this nonsense as a small price paid to ensure the safety of air travel. Rubbish. This has nothing to do with safety - 95 percent of these inspections, searches, shoe removals and pat-downs are ridiculously unnecessary. The only reason we continue to do this is that people are too cowed to even question the absurd taboo against profiling - when the profile of the airline attacker is narrow, concrete, uniquely definable and universally known.
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Better get in line for the next GQ NOW.

If you really buy it to read the articles, go here


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November 19, 1863

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

-- Abraham Lincoln --


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Too Bad NEWSWEEK Doesn't Know What A Lingam-Yoni Is

With regard to the Obumma administration's treatment of the American public, this would have made a much more appropriate cover.

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Texas Governor, Rick Perry: Consider Military in Mexico

From My San Antonio:
Appearing on MSNBC on Thursday, Perry was asked, “Would you advocate military involvement in Mexico on the Mexico side of the border to help Mexico in this drug war?”

Perry answered: “I think we have to use every aspect of law enforcement that we have, including the military. I think you have the same situation as you had in Colombia. Obviously, Mexico has to approve any type of assistance that we can give them.

“But the fact of the matter is, these are people who are highly motivated with money. They are vicious. They are armed to the teeth. I want to see them defeated. And any means that we can to run these people off our border and to save Americans' lives we need to be engaged in.”
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Stuxnet : Perfect for Sabotaging Centrifuges ...ooopsi !

STUXNET Worm Was Perfect for Sabotaging Centrifuges
Experts dissecting the computer worm suspected of being aimed at Iran's nuclear program have determined that it was precisely calibrated in a way that could send nuclear centrifuges wildly out of control.

Their conclusion, while not definitive, begins to clear some of the fog around the Stuxnet worm, a malicious program detected earlier this year on computers, primarily in Iran but also India, Indonesia and other countries.

The paternity of the worm is still in dispute in recent weeks officials from Israel have broken into wide smiles when asked whether Israel was behind the attack, or knew who was. American officials have suggested it originated abroad.

The new forensic work narrows the range of targets and deciphers the worm's plan of attack. Computer analysts say Stuxnet does its damage by making quick changes in the rotational speed of motors, shifting them rapidly up and down.


Changing the speed "sabotages the normal operation of the industrial control process," Eric Chien, a researcher at the computer security company Symantec, wrote in a blog post.

Those fluctuations, nuclear analysts said in response to the report, are a recipe for disaster among the thousands of centrifuges spinning in Iran to enrich uranium, which can fuel reactors or bombs. Rapid changes can cause them to blow apart. Reports issued by international inspectors reveal that Iran has experienced many problems keeping its centrifuges running, with hundreds removed from active service since summer 2009.

"We don't see direct confirmation" that the attack was meant to slow Iran's nuclear work, David Albright, president of the Institute for Science and International Security, a private group in Washington that tracks nuclear proliferation, said in an interview Thursday. "But it sure is a plausible interpretation of the available facts."

Intelligence officials have said they believe that a series of covert programs are responsible for at least some of that decline. So when Iran reported earlier this year that it was battling the Stuxnet worm, many experts immediately suspected that it was a state-sponsored cyberattack.

Until last week, analysts had said only that Stuxnet was designed to infect certain kinds of Siemens equipment used in a wide variety of industrial sites around the world.

But a study released Friday by Mr. Chien, Nicolas Falliere and Liam O. Murchu at Symantec, concluded that the program's real target was to take over frequency converters, a type of power supply that changes its output frequency to control the speed of a motor.

The worm's code was found to attack converters made by two companies, Fararo Paya in Iran and Vacon in Finland. A separate study conducted by the Department of Homeland Security confirmed that finding, a senior government official said in an interview on Thursday.

Then, on Wednesday, Mr. Albright and a colleague, Andrea Stricker, released a report saying that when the worm ramped up the frequency of the electrical current supplying the centrifuges, they would spin faster and faster. The worm eventually makes the current hit 1,410 Hertz, or cycles per second -- just enough, they reported, to send the centrifuges flying apart.

In a spooky flourish, Mr. Albright said in the interview, the worm ends the attack with a command to restore the current to the perfect operating frequency for the centrifuges -- which, by that time, would presumably be destroyed.

"It's striking how close it is to the standard value," he said.

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At Least We Don't String Them Up

We're Like Iran and North Korea Because We Ban Gays From Military Service

Pastorius, Christian Soldier et. al. -- How did you guys let this whack job get re-elected?


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Soros: Obama turned out to be a wiener, we need a progressive BOLSHEVIK

Th Huffington Post (a wholely owned subsidiary of Amorality Inc.) reportssoros enemy of the people.jpg on a meeting with Soros:

Soros reportedly told a private gathering of progressive donors that "We have just lost this election, we need to draw a line, And if this president can't do what we need, it is time to start looking somewhere else."

Ah yes!

Now since Soros certainly knows that with the people's REJECTION of a fundamental transformation of the USA via a voted pathway being foreclosed, and since he knows that Obama can do NOTHING which can get past the House (or Senate for that matter) it leaves for Obama, only an Czar led, regulatory executive branch end-around the Constitutional limits of the president to keep himself in Soros' good graces.

This, if it is attempted WILL LEAD to a constitutional battle. And I believe it will lead to a Constitutional crisis which progressive forces think will advance their 'cause' no matter the outcome at SCOTUS

I do not believe that Soros is willing to try and convince the people his way is the right way.

He is an amoral piece of greed whose FANTASY is that he and his organizations are the conscience of the world .. which considering his comments to 60 Minutes is both chilling and hysterically funny.

But I am CERTAIN that he like many others is certain that he knows better than I do what is best for me and others, since he knows he has a Darwinian Fiscal success and power story and fancies that since he has worked against communism this inoculates him from evil.

But he is MACBETH.

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The Soul of a Man

From Good Shit:

On august 20, 1977, NASA launched the Voyager 2 spaceship on a one-way ticket to oblivion. Three weeks later, its sister craft, Voyager 1, blasted off with the same destination. Their mission for the first dozen years or so, as they cruised through the solar system, was to gather data from the planets. Their goal for the next 60,000 years or so, as they leave us far behind, is to carry a message in a bottle to the stars. Alongside an array of high-tech cameras, infrared instruments, and a large parabolic radio antenna, each Voyager bears a stylus, a phonograph record, and directions for playing it. The record isn’t Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours or Kiss’s Love Gun, both of which were top ten albums in the summer of 1977. This record is made of copper and plated in gold, created to last forever, to offer an audio and visual slide show of all things Earthly. This is who we are, it says. Or were. The record includes words (greetings in 55 languages), sounds (a train, a kiss, a barking dog), pictures (mountains, dolphins, sprinters), and ninety minutes of music. There are panpipes from Peru, bagpipes from Bulgaria, and drums from Senegal.

And at the very end, summing up the power and the pathos of everything that went before, are two singular pieces of music by two singular men who couldn’t have been more different. One was a deaf German whose song was recorded by a string quartet in a professional studio. The other was a blind Texan who played his song on a cheap guitar in a Dallas hotel room. The German is Ludwig van Beethoven, and he closes the album, befitting his reputation as the greatest composer ever.

The Cavatina from his thirteenth string quartet was written in his last years, when he was dying. It is six and a half minutes of sweet elegy, music that says what couldn’t be put into words. This is it. This is the end.

Leading into it is a song recorded and played by a twentieth-century street musician, Blind Willie Johnson. The song is “Dark Was the Night—Cold Was the Ground,” a largely wordless hymn built around the yearning cries of Johnson’s slide guitar and the moans and melodies of his voice.

The two musical elements track each other, finishing each other’s phrases; Johnson hums fragments of the diffuse melody, then answers with the fluttering sighs of steel or glass moving over the strings. Sometimes the guitar jimmies a low, ascending melody that sounds like a man trying to climb out of a mud hole. Then the guitar goes up high, playing an inquisitive, hopeful line, and the voice goes high too, copying the melody. There’s no meter or rhythm. In fact, “Dark Was the Night” sounds less like a song than a scene—the Passion of Jesus, his suffering on the cross, the ultimate pairing of despair and belief. The original melody and lyrics (“Dark was the night and cold was the ground, on which the Lord was laid”) may have originated in eighteenth-century England, but Johnson reinvented them.

Occasionally his slide clicks against the neck of the guitar, and you remember that this was just a man playing a song in front of a microphone. You can hear the air in the room. You can hear the longing in his voice. This is what it sounds like to be a human being.
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You Think Anti-Semitism Isn't Alive and Well in Europe?

Think again.


Reader R. sends in the above picture, with the words "NO WORDS - SHAME for Hungary 2010." Sure enough. Though we did end up feeling just a little better about Hungary when we realized the ugly message is in English, suggesting you either can't easily score such a shirt in Hungarian, or that this asshat would be scared to walk around in public in one if he could. 

Thanks to Alexander.

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Throw David Stern Out of America and Out of the NBA !

David Stern, the Commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) represents all that is wrong with the globalist mindset and should be kicked out of America and the NBA.  When a guest on Steven Colbert’s show Stern referred to US citizens as “you Americans.”  He then declared that he is not an American, but an “internationalist.”   When asked if he were an American, Colbert noted that he, “had to think about it.”[i] Stern, an “internationalist” running the “national” basketball league is symptomatic of the globalist mindset of the ruling class that plagues us all.

A globalist rather than a culturist, I suppose Stern takes no sides in the world.  When the Taliban blow up girl’s schools, he is for both sides!  When 9 – 11 happened, he did not see a clash of civilizations, merely a plane from nowhere hitting a building that could have been anywhere!  As China buries us in debt and suppresses speech, as the Egyptians slaughter Christian Copts, he expresses no affiliation.  He doesn’t identify with any culture in particular.  The Olympics must have been boring for him. 

We can see Stern’s contempt for culture in his new technical foul rule.  Starting this season, players can get penalized for expressing emotion or complaining.  And so in his perfect world corporate office sterility and decorum control all actions.  Stern does not desire to see or understand cultural expression.  Stern is “notorious for being a ruthless capitalist.”[ii] Profit does not come from inefficiency.  Money has no loyalty.  It notices nothing, not Jihad, not criminal Mexican gangs terrorizing Americans, nothing that does not impact on the bottom line. 

Colbert mentioned that the sport has gone international with the Chinese player Yao Ming.  Yao’s contract was negotiated by the government of China.  China engages in unfair and illegal trade policies.  It kills protesters and suppresses Christianity.  China doesn’t have free speech or Democracy.  But Stern is not a culturist. He has no allegiance to western culture.  Rather would be just as happy in China.  He would be just as happy to see American companies go there as stay here.  It is all the same to him.[iii] 

Typical of the globalist elite, Stern seems to have no connection to his product either.  He has never played in a basketball league at any level. He has no connection to the sport other than being its legal counsel on drug testing and salary cap negotiations.[iv] Yet, through the logic of modern money’s dominance over all other considerations, he ends up being in control of the basketball and its rules. 

Stern and his class have no allegiance to America. When the Phoenix Suns’ management made their team wear jerseys protesting their State’s immigration laws, Stern backed the protest.[v] Top-down, the players became forced to mouth the company’s political line.  And the team badmouthed the very population it represents in favor of an international perspective. 

For having no allegiance to America and for shipping our jobs overseas, capitalists of Stern’s ilk should be forced to live outside of the western world.  Shy of that, for his lack of allegiance to the fans, players or basketball, Stern should be kept away from the American basketball courts in our National Basketball League.  

John Press, Ph.D. is the President of the Brooklyn TEA Party and the author of Culturism: A Word, A Value, Our Future.  www.culturism.us has more information about culturism.

[i] http://www.businessinsider.com/video-nba-commish-david-stern-appears-on-colbert-report-2010-11
[ii] http://nba.fanhouse.com/2010/05/01/why-stern-should-take-a-stand-in-arizona/
[iv] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Stern
[v] http://www.nba.com/2010/news/05/04/los.sons/index.html?hpt=Mid

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For Revere

George Harrison
Awaiting On You All

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Unfuckingbelievable -- Updated & Bumped

But it's all over the place right now. Go ahead, Google Newsweek Obama Shiva. This may be a hoax but it's gaining legs fast. Drudge has it but the link doesn't take you anywhere.

The Presidency Too Much for one man? The excuses are getting more and more bizarre.

Update -- In comments Revere said she saw it in a supermarket (unless I misunderstood) so it's no hoax.

And coming hot off the India trip it's more than a little patronizing to that nation and in a very poor way. Not to mention just being over the top stooopid.

So whether it's meant to be Shiva or Vishnu or Krishna the (mis*)quote applies:

"Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds"

Play it again, George

* - many scholars contend now that Oppenheimer actually misquoted here. It was not Vishnu who said this but Krishna and the quote might more correctly be translated as "Now I am become Time the Destroyer of worlds" although for our purposes the misquote fits better.

Hey, never let it be said I let Truth get in the way. . .

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UK Website Posts Names, Pics of Israeli "War Criminals"

Not that Palestinian Muslims ever needed an excuse to murder Jews, but if this isn't an attempt at incitement to murder then I don't know what is.

 Click on the title to read the whole story at Jawa Report.
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The United Nations Is Ok With Muslims Executing Gays In Accordance With Koranic Law

Let us be absolutely clear, it's the Koran which makes it ok for the the UN. 

You know that the UN would condemn any other country for executing gays. For instance, if the United States decided to execute gays, the UN would never stop screaming about it.

But, when Muslims execute gays according to Koranic law, then that's okey-doke with the United Nations.

Therefore, the United Nations believes Koranic law trumps all other law, including their own International Law.

The UN is, quite literally, bowing to Islam.

From Reuters   
Arab and African nations succeeded Tuesday in getting a U.N. General Assembly panel to delete from a resolution condemning unjustified executions a specific reference to killings due to sexual orientation.

Western delegations expressed disappointment in the human rights committee’s vote to remove the reference to slayings due to sexual orientation from the resolution on extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary executions.
“The subject of this amendment — the need for prompt and thorough investigations of all killing, including those committed for … sexual orientation — exists in this resolution simply because it is a continuing cause for concern,” a British statement to the committee said.

The General Assembly passes a resolution condemning extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary executions and other killings every two years. The 2008 declaration included an explicit reference to killings committed because of the victims’ sexual preferences.

But this year, Morocco and Mali introduced an amendment on behalf of African and Islamic nations that called for deleting the words “sexual orientation” and replacing them with “discriminatory reasons on any basis.”

That amendment narrowly passed 79-70. The resolution then was approved by the committee, which includes all 192 U.N. member states, with 165 in favor, 10 abstentions and no votes against.

The U.S. delegation voted against the deletion but abstained from the vote on the final resolution. Diplomats said the U.S. delegation also voiced disappointment at the decision to remove the reference to sexual orientation.
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Napolitano considering allowing Muslim women to pat themselves down at Airports!

This ought to be fun to watch:

Muslim women performing cavity search for bomb
The head of Homeland Security has indicated the government is considering the request of an Islamic organization that has suggested Muslim women be allowed to pat themselves down during a full body search that is part of new enhanced procedures at airports.

Since implementing the procedures, numerous complaints have arisen that the search is not a “pat-down” but rather feeling and grabbing along a person’s genitalia and other areas until they meet resistance. Critics have said the pat-downs would be considered sexual assault if performed elsewhere.

The TSA defends the procedures as necessary in light of last years “underwear bomber” and the recent issues involving printer cartridges being used in an attempt to blow up cargo planes.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, CAIR, has expressed concern with the TSA over the regulations and recommended special procedures for dealing with Muslim women. The organization issued a travel advisory for Muslims over the procedure.

In the advisory CAIR advises all Muslims to contact them and file a complaint with the TSA if they experience any “disturbing incidents” with the new procedures and they feel they have been unfairly singled out for screening.

It goes on to make special recommendations for Muslim women wearing a hijab covering their face. The advisory says women are to inform the officer they are only to pat down the head and neck and says “They should not subject you to a full-body or partial body pat-down.” They also recommend that women should be permitted to pat themselves down and “have the officers perform a chemical swipe of your hands.”
Yeah, I'll give 'em a chemical swipe on their hands, no problem.
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Thin Lizzy
Black Rose

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The Things We Put Up With For The Pleasure of Living With All The "Moderate Muslims"

A non-American commenter writes:
You know, America, you really are the most tolerant people on Earth. You've proven it. You've shown everyone that you'll put up with almost anything to avoid calling a spade a "useful digging implement".

It really is like a Monty Python skit. Pedophile-worshiping psychopaths fly jetliners into your towering achievements and you bend over like pretzels to protect their "religious" rights to celebrate and gloat and build a monument over it. 

Now you let security goons grope your wives and children to avoid hurting the feelings of all those poor, innocent pedophile-worshiping "moderates" who, by definition, can never be your friends and who, by definition, must become your overlords once they gain sufficient strength.
Yep. We're so nice.

We wouldn't say shit if we had a mouthful.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

First It Was London. . .

Well maybe if California courts hadn't granted illegal immigrants entitlement to reduced tuitions and fees. . .

just sayin'. . .

The Blaze:

Calif. Protesters Beat Cop With His Baton While Rallying Against Tuition Hikes

After violence erupted Wednesday when a University of California committee began considering a tuition increase, on Thursday that committee approved the plan to raise student fees by 8 percent next fall while expanding financial aid to more students.

Thursday morning’s vote by the finance committee of the UC Board of Regents comes a day after a student protest outside the meeting at the University of San Francisco, which left four police officers injured and lead to more than a dozen protester arrests.

According to KGO-TV in San Francisco, one officer had to pull his gun when a group of 40 protesters jumped him in a parking garage. The group wrestled the officer’s baton away from him and were beating him with it. When the officer drew his gun, the Daily Nexus reports, the small mob began chanting “Take his gun!”

The problem started when the crowds stormed barricades, trying to cross police lines. Police fought back, even peppering spraying the crowd at one point.

“It is my belief that officers conducted themselves very well and showed great restraint under the circumstances,” UC Police Chief Pamela Roskowski told KGO.

Later Thursday, the full board is expected to approve the tuition hike, which follows a 32 percent increase this year.

In fall 2011, student fees for California residents will increase by $822 to more than $11,000. That doesn’t include individual campus fees or room and board.

The increase will raise an estimated $180 million in annual revenue, with about one-third set aside for financial aid.

On Wednesday, students called for executives to take pay cuts while some teachers worried what might happen to their pensions as a result of state wide budget cuts.

KGO reports:

Students think top executives should take more pay cuts.

“We have an obligation to maintain excellence and access to our students and we can’t afford it because of state budget cuts and the economy. It’s really tough,” said Vice President of UC Communications Lynn Tierney.

“My classes are so big, professors can barely handle 400 students in a classroom,” said demonstrator Rosalinda Garcia.

And employees are worried about their pensions.

“People who would be making $10,000 a year in retirement will be making under $2,000 a year in retirement if these cuts go through. This is outrageous,” said demonstrator Tanya Smith.
No violence was reported on Thursday


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The Blaze:

Podesta: Obama Can Use ‘Armed Forces’ to Push Progressive Agenda
Posted on November 18, 2010 at 12:49pm by Jonathon M. Seidl

The liberal Center for American Progress doesn’t believe significant GOP gains in the House and Senate should stop the president from implementing more of his polices. The group released a report Tuesday suggesting ways Obama can bypass Congress to accomplish a progressive agenda, and it cites the president’s power as commander-in-chief to make its point.

“I think most of the conversation since the election has been about how President Obama adjusts to the new situation on Capitol Hill,” Center for American Progress head and former Bill Clinton Chief of Staff John Podesta told the Daily Caller. “While that’s an important conversation, it simply ignores the president’s ability to use all levels of his power and authority to move the country forward.”

How does one “move the country forward”? In the center’s report, Podesta explains that Obama can use executive orders, rulemaking, and even the armed forces “to accomplish important change” and that such means “should not be underestimated.”

What exactly does Podesta think the president should use such powers to “accomplish”? Among others, the report suggests “job creation,“ ”quality affordable health care,“ ”sustainable security,“ and ”a clean energy future.”

The report cites specific goals such as mitigating the effects of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, supporting a Palestinian state, and reducing greenhouse gasses by 17 percent by 2020.

“The U.S. Constitution and the laws of our nation grant the president significant authority to make and implement policy,” Podesta writes. ”Congressional gridlock does not mean the federal government stands still.”

The Center for American Progress is funded by liberal billionaire financier George Soros.

Read the entire report.


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Another Day Goes By

Warning: Graphic images of violence.

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Dutch MP calls for autonomous Assyrian Christian region in Iraq's north

Iraq's Assyrian Christians are told by Muslims: "you Christians dogs, leave or die".
The Hague, 18 Nov. (AKI) - A Dutch member of parliament Joel Voordewind, is urging the Netherlands to help Iraq's Assyrian Christians establish their own northern autonomous region and police force, the Assyrian International News Agency reported on Thursday.

Voordewind's move comes after a spate of deadly attacks targeting Iraq's Christian minority of approximately 500,000, which has left its members in fear of their lives. Most want to emigrate.

Before the 2003 United States-led invasion and occupation of the country, there were around 800,000 Christians in Iraq.

Around 100,000 Iraqi Christians who have been left homeless have taken shelter in northern Iraq in the Plain of Nineveh.

Kurds, who were persecuted by late Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein, were allowed to develop their own militia and police to defend themselves. They also have their own autonomous region in northern Iraq.

Voordewind, an MP for the Christian Union party, wants an Assyrian autonomous region to be governed and secured by its police and militia.

The region would be established in the Nineveh Plain in North Iraq, where around 100,000 Chistians have taken refuge since 2003.

"The three big groups, Kurds, Sunnis and Shias have their own police and militia, only the Assyrians do not have this," said Voordewind, quoted by AINA.

Voordewind is calling on the Kurds to help the Assyrians, arguing they should give the kind aid to Christian Assyirans which they have received from the international community.

"When I visited the Nineveh Plain in 2008, Assyrians showed me messages given to them from Muslims, saying 'you Christians dogs, leave or die,'" AINA cited Voordewind as saying.

"If we don't help them with an autonomous region," he adds, "they [Assyrians] will leave the country."

Voordewind has asked the minister of defence to help the Assyrians establish an autonomous region.
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U.S. State Department Slams France Over Ban on Burqas, Switzerland for Banning Construction of New Minarets

From Weasel Zippers:
WASHINGTON (AFP) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticized Wednesday the state of religious freedom in Europe, as Washington highlighted policies and attitudes toward Muslim veils and Islam as a whole.

“Several European countries have placed harsh restrictions on religious expression,” Clinton said, without elaborating as she unveiled the State Department’s report on international religious freedom for the last year.
Her assistant secretary for human rights, Michael Posner, cited France’s ban on wearing the niqab and other face coverings in public places and a Swiss motion passed last year that bans building new minarets.

Both measures have been criticized as intolerant moves stigmatizing Europe’s growing Muslim population.
Posner acknowledged “growing sensitivity and tension in Europe” over Islam.

“What we are urging our European friends to do is to take every measure to try to alleviate that tension,” he added.

The different attitudes toward Muslims in Europe and the United States are the source of frequent tensions and misunderstandings between both sides of the Atlantic.

“We have gone to court in the United States to enforce the right of Muslim women and girls to wear a burqa, and on the streets, in schools, et cetera,” said Posner.

“That’s our position. It’s a position we articulate when we talk to our European friends."
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Dedicated To Nappy and Her TSA Porn King GropeGate Goons


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Today's TSA Porn Kings GropeGate Junk Touchin' Updates

All swiped from Jim Hoft:

CNN Employee On TSA ‘Love Pats’: “I Felt Helpless, Violated and Humiliated”
CNN employee Rosemary Fitzpatrick described her “love pats” from the the TSA.
It sounds more like an assault.
“I felt helpless, I felt violated, and I felt humiliated.”

CNN reported:

Rosemary Fitzpatrick, a CNN employee, said she was subjected to a pat-down at the Orlando, Florida, airport on Wednesday night after her underwire bra set off a magnetometer. She said she was taken to a private area and searched, with transportation screening officers telling her the pat-down was a new procedure.

According to Fitzpatrick, a female screener ran her hands around her breasts, over her stomach, buttocks and her inner thighs, and briefly touched her crotch.

“I felt helpless, I felt violated, and I felt humiliated,” Fitzpatrick said, adding that she was reduced to tears at the checkpoint. She particularly objected to the fact that travelers were not warned about the new procedures.

Fitzpatrick sent an e-mail complaint about her experience to the TSA that said the agency needs to get the word out so that travelers know their rights.

US Pilot on Intrusive TSA Procedures: “They Want to See My Penis… And, If I Don’t Let Them See It, They Want to Touch It” (Video)

It Begins… Ohio Woman With Baby Describes Sexual Assault By TSA Agent (Video)
Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 11:35 PM
An Ohio woman traveling with a baby was sexually assaulted by a TSA agent. She described her horrible experience with airport security agents on FOX News earlier today.

Sorry, Claire, this was no “love pat.”

Ohio Woman Describes Sexual Assault:

“She patted down my arms, my back, my lower back. Then she proceeded to go around my waste band with her fingers inside my waste band. She did tell me she was going to do that. After that she gave me no instruction during the pat-down. She then proceeded to touch my buttocks on both sides with the palm of her hand. She then moved around to the front. Touched the tops of my breasts and underneath my breasts. Again, she gave no instruction that she was going to do that. Then she moved to the bottom of my legs moving all the way up my inner thighs touching my private areas and again she did not tell me that she was going to touch me in any of those places.”

Anyone with any decency knows that waht this woman described is sexual abuse. Anyone who has ever traveled to Israel knows that this assault on ordinary Americans is totally unnecessary.

Hey, Claire McCaskill… Here’s Your TSA “Love Pat”
Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, November 18, 2010, 5:24 AM
Remember as view this latest image from Drudge

Democrats support this.

The insanity continues.

Democrats yesterday spoke out in favor of the TSA “love pats“, rub downs, groping, and naked scanning of American flyers.
cnet reported, via Free Republic:

Foes of the Transportation Security Agency’s new air-screening procedures, including law enforcement-style pat-downs and what have been called “virtual strip searches,” had hoped that today’s Senate hearing would lead to a privacy outcry on Capitol Hill.

Not quite. The hearing quickly cleaved along partisan lines, with Democratic senators applauding the Obama administration and Republicans offering only modest criticism.

“Mr. Pistole, you’re doing a great job,” Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat and chairman of the Senate committee overseeing air travel, told TSA chief John Pistole, a former FBI agent who’s had the job since July. For emphasis, Rockefeller added a few minutes later: “I think you’re doing a terrific job.”

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, admitted right away that “I have been a fan of the advanced imaging technology.” American air travelers, she said, “have to understand that this is being done for their best interests and their safety.”

In room 253 of the Russell Senate Office Building this morning, however, Democrats
sought to downplay public concerns.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, suggested that the public outcry was a problem of education: if Americans learned more about the TSA’s new procedures, they wouldn’t object to the new searches.
Once again… Anyone with any decency knows that these rub downs are a form of sexual abuse. And, anyone who has ever traveled to Israel knows that this assault on ordinary Americans is totally unnecessary.

As Selwyn Duke put it at American Thinker, we can profile Muslim terrorists or pat down the masses. Unfortunately, our government would rather abuse its own citizens.


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