Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Note from Radarsite to this 28 September 2008 update: Unfortunately, this additional information does nothing to dispel the gravity of the original report. Indeed, if anything, it seems to be reinforcing the previous information, both in terms of its reliability and its accuracy. The potential intended date of 7 October 2008 thus appears to have even more validity than it did when the original article was published by HSUS on 24 September 2008. The bold red highlighting is by Radarsite. - rg
From Northeast Intelligence Network
Analyzing patterns & pre-attack indicators
By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director, & the Northeast Intelligence Network Investigative Staff
28 September 2008: Since we published our article concerning terrorist communications naming October 7, 2008, as a potential intended date for a terrorist attack, we have received a record number of e-mails from people across the U.S. asking for additional and more specific information. In an effort to address the questions we have received, it was the consensus of the members of the Northeast Intelligence Network that we supplement our previous report with clarifications and possible additional indicators we have since developed.Obviously, we are not going to publish our investigatory methods or detail our vetting process, as doing so would be counter-productive. Simply put, the terrorists and their supporters read our site too. We will, however, provide some details that we hope will add some clarity to our methods and the contextual implications of the last few postings.
Perhaps the most important aspect of the article we posted on 24 September 2008 that needs to be understood is that we are not predicting a date for the next attack inside the U.S., nor are we predicting a specific location or even the method of an attack. In fact, we don’t predict anything.We are simply doing two things. First, we are reporting to our readers what is being communicated on Arabic language message boards used by known Islamic terrorists, their supporters and sympathizers. We only report those findings that have undergone a very strict vetting process conducted by trained investigators, researchers and analysts. Factors we use for that vetting process include but are not limited to the venue in which the communication was published, the “profile” of the author, replies, responses and links to the post, if any, and other factors of a non-disclosable nature.
Secondly, we provide an analysis based on a combination of the results of the vetting process and further analysis using historical data and identified patterns relative to previous attacks (both successful and disrupted) by Islamic terrorists. Since the attacks against the U.S. seven years ago, various forums, message boards, data repositories, uploading sites, and methods of communication have evolved. Numerous sites have come and gone, some have become password protected, while others have been set-up merely as a propaganda tool and are generally devoid of any actual intelligence value. Within this period, however, certain patterns have become evident. These patterns themselves have become an evidenctiary tool, an important piece of intelligence that is quite often overlooked or misunderstood.Many do not realize that the U.S. has experienced over three dozen attacks or attempted attacks by Islamic terrorists since 9/11, and many more on a global scale. By correlating postings on terrorist forums with the timing of disrupted attacks, and large scale attacks in London and Madrid, for example, certain pre-attack indicators can be discerned. We publish those messages that meet such qualifying criteria for your information and review.
ADDITONAL INFORMATION: Directives for Islamic terrorist attack in U.S. appear on the InternetAlthough this post references a very specific date, it is never advisable to rely solely on open data, or consider a specific date as absolute. Since we published the article containing this information, however, analysts have found additional references to an event (or events) expected to occur on or about October 7, 2008. Such additional information increases the possibility that something appears to be planned around that time, or in the near term. Therefore, it is our consensus that the threat window could be anytime from the present and extend into early November. Terrorists might time an attack or attacks to take place close to our November elections, such as we saw in Madrid.
It should also be noted that while operations appear to be focused on locations within the U.S., assets of the U.S. located throughout the world and our allies are also targeted. We just saw this with the bombing of the U.S. owned Marriott in Islamabad. Comprehensive analysis indicates that concurrent attacks abroad and in the U.S. cannot be ruled out.It is interesting and quite relevant that certain postings have addressed the likelihood of Arabic language forums being shut down at the time of (or perhaps as a consequence of) such an event. Members of various forums have been asking where they will meet (in terms of a forum location) after Ramadan. Obviously these posters believe something is going to happen and the forums will be taken down or infiltrated by intelligence operatives searching for information.Additional postings on numerous forums are urging attacks to be executed quickly, in order to exacerbate the current economic crisis being experienced within the U.S. The current condition of our economy will act as a force multiplier. Launching attacks at retail chains and malls, for example, as we approach the biggest retail season of the year, will do further damage to our economy. The terrorists are paying attention to our current problems, and are heavily promoting attacking us while we are down.
To be blunt, we are reporting our findings not to alarm our readers, but to inform. We are reporting on the information that is currently out there, although mostly inaccessible to the average person, but present nonetheless. As men and women with families, children and grandchildren, we believe that it is better to let you know what we are seeing – at least that which we deem to be credible after it is fully vetted – than to say or do nothing. The latter is the type and amount of threat information that everyone seems to be getting for their tax dollars, anyway.Obviously, we would like nothing better than to be utterly incorrect about our analysis, and hope that we are wrong. We are certain that we are correct about one thing: every man, woman and child of the United States are a target for Islamic terrorists, and they are planning on striking us again.
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FYI: The end of Ramadan is October 12.http://righttruth.typepad.com/right_truth/2008/09/saad-bin-laden-leaves-iran-goes-home-to-papa-in-pakistan.html Question: Is this new move just coincidental?
This post was written and posted at TOCB the day the unconstitutional Wall Street bail out bill failed…
That sound you heard today was Common Sense once thought to be dead and buried coming to life and coming home to roost.
That sound you heard today was the United States Constitution making itself noticed.
That sound you heard today was We The People getting our message made known.
That sound you heard today was socialists screaming from the rooftops in anguish and pain.
That sound you heard today was Collective Reasoning forcing itself upon the unreasonable and the intolerant.
That sound you heard today was the fat cats, crooks and robbers screeching in agony as their reign of deceit, lies and charlatanism being exposed.
That sound you heard today was Free Markets fixing itself in spite of government fabricated cure intrusion.
That sound you heard today was defective government meddling into financial markets coming to a screeching halt.
That sound you heard today was the sound of the demanding of Personal and Professional Accountability of those responsible for the current self-induced quagmire.
That sound you heard today was the sound of charlatans admitting, without the integrity to actually admit, failure.
That sound you heard today was the groans of those responsible being made known.
That sound you heard today were those trying to not get caught red-handed lying as being exposed as liars and having to face the American People for their lies.
That sound you heard today was the death of an unconstitutional Wall Street Bail Out Bill.
That sound you heard today was the politicians that actually still care about the United States Constitution standing up to be recognized as the Constitutional Caretakers that they are, both Democrat and Republican alike.
That sound you heard today was the Free Market Ghosts of days past being revived as if to say, "Leave us alone and we will take care of ourselves, thank you very much."
That sound you heard today was foolish people knowing that their days of defrauding the American People are gone.
That sound you heard today was a message being sent to CONgress and those in CONgress responsible for the self-induced idiocy CONgress has become: "The party is over."
That sound you heard today was the sound of We The People dictating to CONgress and not the other way around.
That sound you heard today was the American People reclaiming their Constitution and once more claiming it as their own as it does not belong to the government and never has.
That sound you heard today was the sound of Freedom annihilating the Socialist Demons of the Democrat and Republican Parties.
That sound you heard today was Free Enterprise reasserting itself.
That sound you heard today was Capitalism reasserting itself and granting the ability to either succeed or fail on one's own merit and not some governmental intrusion and fabricated reality.
That sound you heard today was Reality settling in.
That sound you heard today was Personal Responsibility raising its ugly head.
That sound you heard today was the inevitability of the official acknowledgment of the total and complete lack of leadership qualities of the Speaker of The House Nancy Pelosi being revealed for what it is...the worse leadership in the People's House in the history of this Nation.
That sound you heard today was the inevitability of the official acknowledgment of the total and complete lack of leadership qualities of the Senate leader Senator Harry Reid being revealed for what it is...the worse leadership in the People's Senate in the history of this Nation.
And I will ask the following: what program, policy or legislation of note that has had a positive influence on our Nation that the SoH Pelosi or Senate Leader Reid has accomplished in their two years of service? Someone please name me one. Just one. That is all I ask. I have been searching and I have not detected any. And they dare criticize others within and without or Nation? Please. Stop insulting our intelligence.
That sound you heard today was the Death Knell of American Socialism.
The Boston Herald piece starts out saying the last week has shown the need for a leader who is steady in the face of crisis, mature in judgment and has the ability to reach across the aisle to break the "gridlock" that has gripped Washington for too long.
The go to state "That man is Sen. John McCain and at this critical moment in history, this paper is pleased to endorse his candidacy for president of the United States."
The paper wonders what it would have happened had Mccain won the party's nomination in 2000 and goes on to explain how, in their opinion, it is "impossible to envision the future of this great nation being put in the hands of an articulate but inexperienced first-term senator from Illinois."
•This Senate maverick has spent years forging coalitions - on campaign finance reform, immigration reform, on judicial nominations - all with the intent of getting things done in the toxically partisan world of Washington.
His efforts at budget reform, at controlling congressional earmarks - not just because taxpayers can no longer afford them, but because of the corrupting effect they have on the political process - have surely not endeared him to fellow Republicans. But McCain has never shied away from a good fight - on issues worth fighting for.
The Boston Herald goes on to list more reasons why they believe John McCain should be elected in November and then states "There is no room for a naif in the Oval Office," referring to what they consider Obama's inexperience.
But being president is also about character. During his decades of service to his country John McCain has given us all ample evidence of his courage, his character and his leadership. And never more has this nation needed a president with all that John McCain has to offer.
In December of 2007, the Boston Herald also endorsed John McCain over his other Republican rivals for the GOP nomination.
Chicken of the Sea and Feeding America have formed a partnership in creating a contest which is being dubbed "Mermaid Jingle Jam," where people are asked to join a video contest to help stop hunger.
The video above is a Mermaid Jingle Jam Video Contest Montage. (YouTube URL here)
As Hunger Action Month ends, Feeding America has sent out a news release to remind people there are still ways to help fight hunger, including the online video contest dubbed Mermaid Jingle Jam.
The contest asks people to create a 30-second-90-second video and jingle which incorporates "Chicken of the Sea's original jingle lyrics and a new verse using key themes," and contestants can win individual prizes as well as putting seafood into the hands of hungry Americans.
The Feeding America food bank in the hometown of the winner will receive $100,000 worth of Chicken of the Sea seafood.
Feeding America Spokesperson Ross Fraser says, "We've seen some really creative entries, and we are excited about the contest because it provides a fun and unique way for people to get involved, while helping raise awareness about the issue of hunger in America."
Contestants have until Nov. 7 to upload a video at MermaidJingleJam.com.
Sample videos and a compilation of current entries can be viewed at YouTube.com/TheMermaid2008.
The first 100 valid entries will receive iPod shuffles(R) and the next 50 valid entries will receive $10 iTunes(R) Gift Cards. In addition to the $100,000 worth of seafood for their local food bank, the grand-prize winner will receive a celebrity-style trip to Universal Studios Hollywood(SM), complete with a behind-the-scenes tour, airfare, hotel and dinner at a Hollywood hotspot.
All participants must be registered Mermaid Club members and meet all eligibility requirements to enter.
You can find out more about Feeding America at their website and more about Chicken of the Sea at their website.
In case you haven't heard, our very own Catherine Moy, Fairfield/Solano RWF has just been appointed to fill the seat left by Frank Kardos, of the Fairfield City Council!Catherine (Cat) is also the Executive Director of www.MoveAmericaForward.com as well in many Blogs, such as Human Events! She has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for her writings and speaks to Patriotic Americans everywhere! She has been the guest on many times and Cat has lead the charge against many wrongs against our finest, our Military! She is currently with the MAF Freedom Pac, helping our have their votes counted as they put their lives on the line for all of us everyday!. You can read her daily words on our websiteWhen we feel our plates are to full, think of this who is such a shining example of a Lady who gives all her roadblocks to our above and prays daily for the strength to continue with all she does, whether it is fighting the evils in our world today or being a wonderful Mom and wife! Cat will make a difference and she knows God never gives us more than he knows we can handle, so we know the City of Fairfield has filled that seat with a "true leader!"I started to write that Cat is the shining example of the "Women of Today," but the words of our Heavenly Father in Proverbs 31:10-31 of the "Virtuous Woman," describes our Catherine Moy completely! I hope you know of or will read the words to learn of why I am so proud to call Cat my dear friend! And I'm sure all of you that know Cat, will agree!God's Blessings to her and all she is doing! We love and are so proud of her and keep her in your prayers for her healtlh and strength to face each day!God Bless America and our Troops!Mary
Congratulations to Catherine Moy.... a big win for the good guys!
l Quds Counter demo London 28th September
The Islamic Kingdom of Great Britain staged one of their annual demonstrations through the streets of London on Sunday showing their support for their Islamic Palestinian brothers and sisters in Israel.
The Al Quds brigade is an arm of the extreme Islamic Palestinian organisation Islamic Jihad that is operating in Israel, so this should show the mentality behind those who were demonstrating on OUR streets at the weekend.
Amongst other groups present in their lines, they were joined by the British wing of the extreme Islamic group Hiz But Tahrir whose open mandate is to transform Great Britain into an Islamic State and who call for Jews to be murdered wherever you find them. The Moslem Council of Britain which is a Government funded organisation that helps to influence policy making within OUR Country, and the extreme Left Wing Political Party Respect that is a terrorist supporting British Political party.
Why these groups are not banned from spewing their hatred on OUR streets is any ones guess, but at least now there is an uprising amongst the people of this Land who have sat back watching this hatred promoted for long enough and have finally said 'enough is enough' and taken to the streets to counter the hate.
This is the start of much bigger things as people start to wake up and realise what is happening to their Country. When they do they will now see that there are people out there already who are standing up and demonstrating for everything the hold dear within their ancestral homeland, which is the protection of OUR women and children and everything the Realm in which we live encompasses.
This is OUR Country so what right have these Molems to be doing and saying what they are on OUR streets?
It's a free for all for them now in OUR Country and all in the name of multiculturalism. Its their right, its their culture, its their religion, lets let them do what they want because it's a part of multiculturalism.
NO, they shouldn't be allowed to do just what they want, just like British citizens are not allowed to do what they want, I think the term for this is ANARCHY
This is National suicide being inflicted upon the people by the political class and then enforced upon us against OUR will by the 'Power of the State', and by their Civil servants who need to put food on their families tables so are actively helping the destruction of their Nation.
When all is said and done they and their families will know what part they played in the genocide of Great Britain just like those who worked for the Gestapo in Nazi Germany knew what part they played in the Holocaust with the genocide of Millions of innocent Jews.
The actions of the Islamic Kingdom of Great Britain and its followers are an affront to the British peoples society and way of life, not only that, it endangers and threatens peaceful minorities who are living in OUR Land. This is OUR Land and any guests or long term residents have a right to be protected by the heirs of the British Isles, just like the Police are now doing by bending over backwards to protect Moslems and their benign religion from even the smallest offence like written words which might hurt their feelings. Moslems in Britain have brought everything upon themselves because of the Koran in which they follow. Protection of others is the hospitality that the British people extend to any foreign natives upon OUR Isles as long as they do not threaten the peaceful co-existence of the people living here and the society to which we belong that has been built over millennia by OUR ancestors.
This is OUR Ancestral homeland no one else's!
Many people now within Great Britain realise that by its nature the Islamic religion and the conduct of its Moslem followers are both highly un-conducive to OUR civilized society and are a direct threat to our living environment.
Moderates/Radicals, if they uphold their Religion then they are one and the same just playing different parts of the ultimate religious agenda within OUR Land which is to transform OUR Nation into an Islamic State ruled by Sharia Law.
The problem has gone way past the point of no return for the Political Class who now serve the interests of this benign religious force just too keep the peace under the guise of multiculturalism, with the real problems of this course of action now felt by the innocent men and women on the streets who are now face to face with this invading religious military political force that is exercising its new found strength and power over the innocent people of OUR Nation and OUR way of life.
The heirs of these Isles along with every other innocent race and creed who live peacefully along side of us have had enough of this evil confrontation from the Islamic religion and its Moslem followers that threatens our very human existence and OUR way of life.
The anti-Al Quds demonstration this weekend is the start of the uprising amongst the people who have said 'enough is enough' we don't want these people on OUR streets, we don't want them to be freely allowed to spew their hatred against us and against OUR peaceful friends, and have decided to leave the comfort of their own homes, give up their days off and take to the streets in protest.
There are hundreds of thousands more people like this out there and its is just a matter of time and circumstances until they too take to the streets in protest.
It must be very unsettling to the minority 300,000+ Jewish residents of Britain to see such hatred towards them actually allowed to be promoted on British streets, but they can rest assured that the heirs of this land stand 'shoulder to shoulder' with them in such uncertain days that we are no living through and not just here in the UK but throughout the World.
Islamic teaching says that the end will not come until all the Jews are killed, that is why all prominent Islamic organisations throughout the World justify and actively promote the murder of innocent Jews just like Hitler did during the Holocaust. They are openly and actively calling for another Holocaust in our generation.
People should look at Moslems and the beliefs and desires they hold dear and realise just what savage barbarians they are just like Hitler and the Nazis were.
Not all those who claim the label Moslem are Moslems just like not all who claim the label CofE are Christian, it is the ones who live by their religion and the teachings and example of their child molesting warmongering false prophet Mohamed.
You will see from the photographs and the video that the Moslems demonstrating on OUR streets were holding placards saying 'We are all Hezbollah now'. Hezbollah is a designated terrorist organisation in the 'War on Terror' and we have these people living amongst us saying we are all Hezbollah.
What would the World say if there were people marching through the streets of London saying 'War are all Nazis'?
It is no different and just as hate filled yet it is allowed and condoned under the banner of multiculturalism.
The inevitable has finally arrived and long overdue and I take my hat off to the leaders of March for England and the U.B.A who have organised an grass roots movement to make OUR voices heard, and to all those who stand behind them and have taken to the streets in protest of everything that is now happening in OUR society, and what OUR Country has become.
In their own words:
U.B.A stands shoulder to Shoulder with Sikhs, Jews, in fact anyone whom unites aginst the new nazism that we struggled through world wars to remove... hence you see us stand besides the jewish flag... if you look at the lambeth palace i held a danish and jewish flag.. as the police thought we was right wing, a right wing idiot would die before hold a isreali flag.
March For England is for England... and in that atmosphere anything that threatens our way of life is against the English... be it terrorists, governments e.t.c... united as one but for Queen and Country
U.B.A is solely against terrorists (islam) over-riding our country.....
this is where we unite... two groups united even though we hold strong to the union jack, and they the St George... it is a strong enemy which via government has slowly started to over-ride our freedom, way of life...e.t.c... so both have united,.. but under an umbrella in support.
Both groups joined SIOE (Stop the Islamisation of Europe) recently when they marched to Lambeth Palace on September 11th to demonstrate against the introduction of Sharia Law into OUR Country.
The time has come for people to stand up before it's too late!
No surrender is the British motto, and may God bless these organisations, fill their ranks and bring other groups by their side (no-Neo Nazi's welcome here thank you) to join forces to let the peoples of these Isles voices be heard for the sake of everything we hold dear now, and for the sake of OUR children and grandchildren in the future.
What would OUR forefathers say about what has become of the 'Realm' that they handed down to us, that which has been handed down from generation to generation for safe keeping and protection from ancient of days.
Beware: Some colourful English language
A spokesman for the spokesman for the Chief Administrative Office (CAO), Jeff Ventura, who is responsible for the House website and email services says "We were trying to figure out a way that the House.gov website wouldn’t completely crash."
To that end, the CAO sent out a letter on Tuesday morning stating his office had place a limit on the number of emails that could be sent using the "Write Your Representative" function found at the House of Representatives website. The limit would be in effect during peak email traffic times according to The Hill.
“This measure has become temporarily necessary to ensure that Congressional websites are not completely disabled by the millions of e-mails flowing into the system,”the letter reads.
Ventura continued to explain how this function would work by saying "What we had to do was basically install the digital equivalent of a traffic cop. It was a question of inconveniencing everybody or inconveniencing some people some of the time, while servicing other people the other half of the time.”
Members of the house starting noticing massive amounts of emails coming in regarding the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, otherwise known as the "bailout" package, as more people became aware of the text of the bill itself and had some type of comment they wanted to make in communications with their respective representatives.
The error message that is seen reads: (Right now the message below shows at the "Write your Representative" link on the U.S. House website.
"The House of Representatives is currently experiencing an extraordinarily high amount of e-mail traffic. The Write Your Representative function is therefore intermittently available. While we realize communicating to your Members of Congress is critical, we suggest attempting to do so at a later time, when demand is not so high. System engineers are working to resolve this issue and we appreciate your patience.”
Ventura admits the problems the email volume caused to the website might not be fixed until the economic package was finalized.
This will make it extremely difficult for constituents to contact their representative to communicate their feelings about any bill that comes up for a vote, including any further bailout bills.
Another option for contacting Congress is the by telephone at (202)225-3121 for the U.S. House switchboard operator.
See, this mass email to the Reps happened with the immigration reform bill and it was because of the massive emails, phones calls, letters and people close enough stopping in, that forced Congress to defeat it.
Guess what? Those millions of emails did not force a "limit" on how many emails the House site allowed. We crashed their switchboard a time or two and we certainly brought the site down to a crawl, but they didn't do this.
This is far more than just limiting for the sake of their site, they are, in MY opinion, deliberately trying to stop the public from threatening their members reelection chances by telling them straight up, "vote for this, get voted out."
It is so obvious that I cannot believe they are even trying it.
Hence my making sure to provide the phone number. Constituents should always be able to email their reps...this is bull.
Now we know why they are limiting the emails, via Malkin:
A Senate bailout vote is scheduled tomorrow at 9pm Eastern.
(1)Motion to concur on the House message, H.R. 2095, Rail Safety;
(2)a Dorgan amendment relating to H.R. 7081, the U.S. - India Nuclear agreement;
(3)a Bingaman amendment relating to H.R. 7081, the U.S. - India Nuclear agreement;
(4)passage of H.R. 7081, the U.S. - India Nuclear agreement;
(5)a Dodd amendment to H.R. 1424, relating to the bailout package; and
(6)passage of H.R. 1424, the bailout.
Get your fingers dialing:
No details on whether any changes have been made to the bill that failed to pass.
In a one minute ad released by the McCain campaign they highlight Bill Clinton's words in a recently reported interview where he said Democrats resisted Republican efforts and his own to tighten standards on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
When the Bill Clinton interview with Chris Cuomo of ABC News was first reported, reactions from the liberal forums, blogs and websites were also shown, with them criticizing him for giving conservatives and Republicans more ammunition against liberals and Democrats.
Clinton's words were in response to Chris Cuomo asking him "A little surprising for you to hear the Democrats saying, "This came out of nowhere, this is all about the Republicans. We had nothing to do with this." Nancy Pelosi saying it. She signed the '99 Gramm Bill. She knew what was going on with the SEC. They're all sophisticated people. Is that playing politics in this situation?
Clinton's answer, as shown in the McCain video ad above was "Well, maybe everybody does that a little bit. I think the responsibility the Democrats have may rest more in resisting any efforts by Republicans in the Congress or by me when I was President to put some standards and tighten up a little on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac."
Text of the video ad above titled "Rein":
ANNCR: John McCain fought to rein in Fannie and Freddie.
The Post says: McCain "pushed for stronger regulation"..."while Mr. Obama was notably silent."
But, Democrats blocked the reforms.
Then, the bubble burst.
And, taxpayers are on the hook for billions.
Bill Clinton knows who is responsible.
PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: "I think the responsibility that the Democrats have may rest more in resisting any efforts by Republicans in the Congress or by me when I was President to put some standards and tighten up a little on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac."
ANNCR: You're right, Mr. President. It didn't have to happen.
JOHN MCCAIN: I'm John McCain and I approve this message.
At the time the Bill Clinton interview was released, he was being called and "absolute disgrace" said be the "Underminer" and those were the most polite of criticisms shown.
With the blame game going on in Washington DC at the moment over the failure of the bailout plan not passing the US House, some are trying to determine where the mess on Wall Street started, how it could have been prevented and what can be done about it that will have the support of the American people.
Some liberals believe Bill Clinton handed the ammunition and the weapon to John McCain and he even loaded it for them, and many believe it was only a matter of time before they used it.
Popular opinion is, more of Bill Clinton's interviews over the last couple of weeks, will be part of any ads produced and released by the Republican National Committee and the John McCain campaign as well as outside groups.
According to The Politico, this ad will be aired nationally and it is the first appearance of Bill Clinton in a campaign ad this general election campaign season.
Any driver that has been convicted of driving drunk at least five times in a 20 year period will be listed on a new manageable searchable data base created by the Ohio Department of Public Safety with information sent to them by Ohio courts.
Their name, birth date and address will be listed on the database for Ohio residents to search and discover who in their neighborhood is a multiple offender.
Other offenses related will also qualify towards the five-conviction minimum, such as vehicular assault, vehicular homicide or driving under the influence of drugs as reported by The Columbus Dispatch.
One supporter of this new law, Scott Woodworth, has been convicted 13 times and believes he poses a danger to the public and says the database is a good idea saying "People have a right to know who among them is a drunk."
Woodworth is 49 years old and is currently serving a 5 year sentence at Pickaway Correctional Institution in Orient.
The new legislation was pushed hard by Senator Timothy J. Grendell, a Geauga County Republican, who also helped get further restrictions applied, such as anybody with at least two drunk driving convictions will not be allowed to refuse a blood test when stopped by the police.
Grendell states "You don't come up to a murder scene and have a man standing there with a smoking gun and allow him to say, 'No, I refuse to hand you the best evidence you've got. So why should suspected drunk drivers be allowed to keep our evidence from authorities?"
Further portions of the newly passed legislation mandates earlier court ordered treatments and more utilization of a device that requires drivers to blow into it to prove no alcohol has been consumed before allowing the car to start. Also those who violate their court probation will have to wear an ankle bracelet which will monitor the amount of alcohol in their sweat.
In the past 11 years, 2,979 people have gone to an Ohio prison for felonious drunken driving. An additional 462 went in for drunken driving and other crimes.
The repeaters are overwhelmingly male and white. Their average age is 39 1/2 .
In July, the most recent month for which statistics were available, Woodworth was one of 541 impaired drivers in Ohio prisons.
Woodworth asserts that if there had been devices to prove no alcohol consumption before allow people to drive, it would have kept him off the streets for all the previous years and it was by "God's grace" he never killed anyone, continuing on to say "I don't think I ever hit anything. At least that I know about."
The Ohio Department of Public Safety has until the end of the year to have the database up and running but according to spokeswoman Lindsay Komlanc, they are not sure when it will be ready.
Glide America's technology combines the ability to disseminate information regarding government initiatives and deliberations and provides citizens with the technology to organize and act, which includes advanced communication and collaboration tools to make a citizens voices heard by their elected officials.
From the official news release, accessible with a subscription to PRNewswire for Journalists.
Currently information is accessible on the internet from news sites, blogs and official government sites. Government contacts are available through official government directories. Software exists to prepare documents and communicate. Forums exist to vent frustrations and express opinions in social networking and other web 2.0 sites. Who has time to sift through all of that? Glide America provides a total solution. It brings all of those things together into an active community with the capacity for the ordinary citizen to make his appeal directly to the appropriate government officials with public transparency into the timeliness and quality of the official response.
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This Rolodex will contain extensive government contact information, including phone numbers and email access from your computer and/or mobile phone. The contact information includes access to Congress, Senators, Government Departments, etc...
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Wall Street squanders our money and Washington is forced to bail them out with - you guessed it - our money.
Can it get any worse?
Under Barack Obama's plan, the government would spend a trillion dollars more, even after the bailout.
A trillion dollars.
Barack Obama's plan: It will make the problem worse.
Paid for by the Republican National Committee.
Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.
The ad will run in Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Indiana.
According to The Politico, the RNC is spending $5 Million on the ad buy.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Maryland Police visited the southern Maryland home of 43 year-old Renee Bowman to investigate abuse allegations and discovered the remains of two children in a freezer in the basement. Bowman admits they were her two adopted daughters.
The police were implementing a search warrant to investigate abuse of another young girl who had run away from Bowman and in the words of the sheriff's department, "showed signs of extreme abuse and neglect," when they discovered the remains of two other children in the freezer kept in the basement of the house as reported by CNN.
She is charged with first-degree child abuse in the beating of the runaway 7-year-old, who was found wandering in the neighborhood wearing only a blood- and feces-soaked T-shirt. The girl escaped from a locked bedroom by jumping out a second-story window, and Bowman admitted beating her with a "hard-heeled shoe," officials said.
According to the reports, the 7 year-old girl jumped out of a window on Friday night and went door-to-door searching for help. One resident gave her clothes and dialed 911.
The child had open sores and lesions on her buttocks and thighs, marks on her neck made by a cord,rope or other item and bruises on her hands and lips. She told authorities she jumped out of the window so she could "free herself from her mother's relentless beatings."
Bowman is being held without bond at this time.
According to Lt. Bobby Jones of Calvert County Sheriff's Office, it is believed the mother is responsible for the death of the two children found in the freezer, aged 9 and 11 years old.
Bowman had adopted three girls from the District of Columbia, the one that is seven now and the other two would be ages 9 and 11.
Autopsies must be complete for police to know if the remains are of the two adopted girls even after Bowman admitted they were.
Bowman also admitted to the police she transported the freezer with the bodies in it, from her home in Rockville to her newer home in Lusby when she moved in February. Authorities are trying to determine when the two older girls were last seen alive.
Bowman has not yet been charged in the death of the two older girls as of yet.
[Update] The Calvert Sheriff's Department press release about this case provided by the Washington Post.
The Politico reports Sarah Palin with start making the rounds on conservative radio shows, allowing the public to have more access to her.
Palin heads to McCain's cabin in Arizona today to prepare for her Thursday debate, and while she's there she'll do a round of conservative talk radio interviews.
"Talk radio is a convenient, powerful and effective outlet," said the aide.
Rush Limbaugh, who hosts the most popular radio show in the country, noted in an e-mail that he doesn't invite guests on and alluded to his rocky relationship with the top of the GOP ticket.
"The McCain camp doesn't trust me," Limbaugh said.
But asked if he'd welcome a call from Palin, the conservative talker said: "Of course."
The report also says Palin was much more aggressive in another Couric interview with one aide saying "Sarah Barracuda showed up today," and further encouraging CBS to show this interview from beginning to end.
A co-owner of the Old Town Ale House in Chicago's North Side, Bruce Elliott, painted a portrait of a nude Sarah Palin for his ale house, using his daughter as the model. The portrait was unveiled Thursday and has started drawing crowds and buzz.
The portrait is done as an oil painting, stands four-foot-tall and represents a nude Sarah Palin, with her trademark glasses, red stiletto heels and nothing else, leaning on a gun and standing on a polar bear skin.
An uncensored version of the painting with other nude portraits beside it can be found at Flickr, showing this type of art is not unusual for the Old Town Ale House.
Elliott says the idea came to him the week before when he noticed his daughter Grace doing an impression of Palin, saying "My daughter is a heck of a stand-in for Sarah Palin. She can even do the voice."
From there it was a simple matter of getting his daughter to pose nude for him, which she says wasn't a problem because "He changed my diapers,"
Elliott, who says he’s pulling for Barack Obama in the election, worked on the portrait for seven to eight hours a day for a week. While the piece qualifies as a quick grab for attention, it’s also very much the creation of someone immersed in the coverage of Palin, whom he refers to as “a real nasty piece of work” while also admitting feeling attracted to her.
The report from Windy Citizen says the Palin portrait is becoming the bars "star attraction" with people coming in, even from rival bars to see it and take photographs of it.
Elliott states he will not sell the portrait and neither will he paint another version of it, the he says this of Palin, "I don’t see how she could be offended by this. I made her into a sex figure."
Reactions are starting to come out with people blaming each other and many blaming Nancy Pelosi for her very divisive speech on the floor at the end of the debate, video will be shown below.
The White House spokesman, Fratto, said, "There's no question that the country is facing a difficult crisis that needs to be addressed." He went on to say Bush was disappointed and further stated "Obviously we are very disappointed in this outcome.There's no question that the country is facing a difficult crisis that needs to be addressed. The president will be meeting with his team this afternoon to determine the next steps and will also be in touch with congressional leaders."
Several Republican aides said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., had torpedoed any spirit of bipartisanship that surrounded the bill with her scathing speech near the close of the debate that blamed Bush's policies for the economic turmoil.
Without mentioning her by name, Rep. Adam Putnam, R-Fla., No. 3 Republican, said: "The partisan tone at the end of the debate today I think did impact the votes on our side."
Putnam said lawmakers were working "to garner the necessary votes to avoid a financial collapse."
But the defeat was already causing a brutal round of finger-pointing.
"We could have gotten there today had it not been for the partisan speech that the speaker gave on the floor of the House," House Minority Leader John Boehner said. Pelosi's words, the Ohio Republican said, "poisoned our conference, caused a number of members that we thought we could get, to go south."
Rep. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., the whip, estimated that Pelosi's speech changed the minds of a dozen Republicans who might otherwise have supported the plan.
Below is the speech from Pelosi which possibly guaranteed she would not receive the votes need to pass what has been called the "crap sandwich" which many said "sucks".
Pelosi never did know when to keep her mouth shut. She may have single handedly helped to stop a very bad bill from passing, even though that is contrary to what her intent was.
I wonder how much lower her ratings can go?
Malkin... must read.
Roll call on the final vote will be found here as soon as they get it up.
Vote is 228 NAYS to 205 YEAS with 1 not voting.
More analysis at CNN Money.
More at Michelle Malkin.
Malkin provides roll call of who voted for the bill and who voted again.
I will continue to update.
It is an 8 minute, 37 second video and if you watch it, then no commentary is really needed from me.
If you haven't watched it, let me give you a few examples Hot Air provided:
Maxine Waters: Through nearly a dozen hearings, we were frankly trying to fix something that wasn’t broke. Mr. Chairman, we do not have a crisis at Freddie Mac, and particularly at Fannie Mae, under the outstanding leadership of Franklin Raines. [Raines would barely avoid prosecution for fraud.]
Gregory Meeks: … I’m just pissed off at OFHEO [the regulators trying to warn Congress of insolvency at the GSEs], because if it wasn’t for you, I don’t think we’d be here in the first place. … There’s been nothing that indicated that’s wrong with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac has come up on its own … The question that then comes up is the competence that your agency has with reference to deciding and regulating these GSEs.
Lacy Clay: This hearing is about the political lynching of Franklin Raines.
Barney Frank: I don’t see anything in this report that raises safety and soundness problems.
Read the rest over at HA, it is a comprehensive analysis, so I am not going to attempt to improve on a good thing, just watch the video and read the rest there.
I am watching C-span now and it looks like the clowns are getting ready to blow up the circus.
Here is documentation that irrefutably chains Barack Obama to the most odious leftist movements in the United States today. Furthermore, it presents conclusive evidence that Obama not only knows of, but has participated in promotion of the Left's apocalyptic strategy of destruction for the United States: the Cloward-Piven Strategy of manufactured crisis. Don't miss the flow chart!
Quote from Saul Alinsky - Rules for Radicals 1989: Make the enemy [Conservative thought] live up to their (sic) own book of rules," When pressed to honor every word of every law and statute, every Judeo-Christian moral tenet, and every implicit promise of the liberal social contract, human agencies inevitably fall short. The system's failure to "live up" to its rule book can then be used to discredit it altogether, and to replace the capitalist "rule book" with a socialist one.
Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis
American Thinker, September 28, 2008 by Jim Simpson
Published at the request of Jim Simpson
Jim Simpson is a former White House staff economist and budget analyst. His writings have been published in American Thinker, Washington Times, FrontPage Magazine, DefenseWatch, Soldier of Fortune and others. His blog is Truth and Consequences..
America waits with bated breath while Washington struggles to bring the U.S. economy back from the brink of disaster. But many of those same politicians caused the crisis, and if left to their own devices will do so again.
Cloward and Piven were inspired by radical organizer [and Hillary Clinton mentor] Saul Alinsky:The strategy of forcing political change through orchestrated crisis. The "Cloward-Piven Strategy" seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.
Newsmax rounds out the picture:"Make the enemy live up to their (sic) own book of rules," Alinsky wrote in his 1989 book Rules for Radicals. When pressed to honor every word of every law and statute, every Judeo-Christian moral tenet, and every implicit promise of the liberal social contract, human agencies inevitably fall short. The system's failure to "live up" to its rule book can then be used to discredit it altogether, and to replace the capitalist "rule book" with a socialist one. (Courtesy Discover the Networks.org)
In their Nation article, Cloward and Piven were specific about the kind of "crisis" they were trying to create:Their strategy to create political, financial, and social chaos that would result in revolution blended Alinsky concepts with their more aggressive efforts at bringing about a change in U.S. government. To achieve their revolutionary change, Cloward and Piven sought to use a cadre of aggressive organizers assisted by friendly news media to force a re-distribution of the nation's wealth.
No matter where the strategy is implemented, it shares the following features:By crisis, we mean a publicly visible disruption in some institutional sphere. Crisis can occur spontaneously (e.g., riots) or as the intended result of tactics of demonstration and protest which either generate institutional disruption or bring unrecognized disruption to public attention.
- The offensive organizes previously unorganized groups eligible for government benefits but not currently receiving all they can.
- The offensive seeks to identify new beneficiaries and/or create new benefits.
- The overarching aim is always to impose new stresses on target systems, with the ultimate goal of forcing their collapse.
The movement's impact on New York City was jolting: welfare caseloads, already climbing 12 percent a year in the early sixties, rose by 50 percent during Lindsay's first two years; spending doubled... The city had 150,000 welfare cases in 1960; a decade later it had 1.5 million.
Moreover, this kind of mass influence is cumulative because benefits are continuous. Once eligibility for basic food and rent grants is established, the drain on local resources persists indefinitely.
- 1. Register as many Democrat voters as possible, legal or otherwise and help them vote, multiple times if possible.
- 2. Overwhelm the system with fraudulent registrations using multiple entries of the same name, names of deceased, random names from the phone book, even contrived names.
- 3. Make the system difficult to police by lobbying for minimal identification standards.
By advocating massive, no-holds-barred voter registration campaigns, they [Cloward & Piven] sought a Democratic administration in Washington, D.C. that would re-distribute the nation's wealth and lead to a totalitarian socialist state.
In fact, minority mortgage applications were rejected more frequently than other applications-but the overwhelming reason wasn't racial discrimination, but simply that minorities tend to have weaker finances.In the 1980s, groups such as the activists at ACORN began pushing charges of "redlining"-claims that banks discriminated against minorities in mortgage lending. In 1989, sympathetic members of Congress got the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act amended to force banks to collect racial data on mortgage applicants; this allowed various studies to be ginned up that seemed to validate the original accusation.
Flexible lending programs expanded even though they had higher default rates than loans with traditional standards. On the Web, you can still find CRA loans available via ACORN with "100 percent financing . . . no credit scores . . . undocumented income . . . even if you don't report it on your tax returns." Credit counseling is required, of course.A 1995 strengthening of the Community Reinvestment Act required banks to find ways to provide mortgages to their poorer communities. It also let community activists intervene at yearly bank reviews, shaking the banks down for large pots of money.Banks that got poor reviews were punished; some saw their merger plans frustrated; others faced direct legal challenges by the Justice Department.
Since these loans were to be underwritten by the government sponsored Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the implicit government guarantee of those loans absolved lenders, mortgage bundlers and investors of any concern over the obvious risk. As Bloomberg reported: "It is a classic case of socializing the risk while privatizing the profit."The revisions also allowed for the first time the securitization of CRA-regulated loans containing subprime mortgages. The changes came as radical "housing rights" groups led by ACORN lobbied for such loans. ACORN at the time was represented by a young public-interest lawyer in Chicago by the name of Barack Obama. (Emphasis, mine.)
Conspicuous in their absence are any connections at all with any other group, moderate, or even mildly leftist. They are all radicals, firmly bedded in the anti-American, communist, socialist, radical leftist mesh.
Also included in the mix is Theresa Heinz Kerry's favorite charity, the Tides Foundation. A partial list of Tides grants tells you all you need to know: ACLU, ACORN, Center for American Progress, Center for Constitutional Rights (a communist front,) CAIR, Earth Justice, Institute for Policy Studies (KGB spy nest), National Lawyers Guild (oldest communist front in U.S.), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and practically every other radical group there is. ACORN's Wade Rathke runs a Tides subsidiary, the Tides Center."...the issue here isn't guilt by association; it's guilt by participation. As CAC chairman, Mr. Obama was lending moral and financial support to Mr. Ayers and his radical circle. That is a story even if Mr. Ayers had never planted a single bomb 40 years ago."
In another excellent article on Obama's ACORN connections, Newsmax asks a nagging question:I've been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career (emphasis added). Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work. - Barack Obama, Speech to ACORN, November 2007 (Courtesy Newsmax.)
I ask you, is it possible ACORN would train Obama to take leadership positions within ACORN without telling him what he was training for? Is it possible ACORN would put Obama in leadership positions without clueing him into what his purpose was?? Is it possible that this most radical of organizations would put someone in charge of training its trainers, without him knowing what it was he was training them for?It would be telling to know if Obama, during his years at Columbia, had occasion to meet Cloward and study the Cloward-Piven Strategy.
God grant those few responsible yet remaining in Washington, DC the strength to prevent this massive fraud from occurring. God grant them the courage to stand up in the face of this Marxist tidal wave.