Sunday January 3rd, 2010
|U.S. Customs: Second person handcuffed on Christmas Day was on Flight 253, after all
posted 01/03/2010, 10:13 PM (MLive.com)|
A spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection now says that a man who was handcuffed and questioned by authorities on Christmas Day was a passenger on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 — just days after saying that person arrived to Detroit aboard a different flight.
In an email to The Detroit News Thursday night, Customs spokesman Ron Smith acknowledged that a person from Flight 253 was handcuffed after search dogs found something in his carry-on bag. Smith said the email — which was also sent to attorneys Lori and Kurt Haskell — was based on new information he had received.
The passenger was not arrested or detained, and was allowed to leave Detroit Metro Airport with the rest of the Flight 253 passengers, according to WWJ. The News said nothing was found in the man’s bag.The Haskells and at least two other Flight 253 passengers said they saw a man being handcuffed and taken away by authorities while they were waiting to be questioned by the FBI following Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s alleged attack on Flight 253. On Tuesday night, Smith told MLive.com that someone had been detained at Detroit Metro Airport following the incident on Flight 253, but could not say why the person was detained or whether the person would face charges.
In a subsequent interview with MLive.com on Wednesday, Smith said the man was aboard a separate flight and that he was questioned for reasons unrelated to Flight 253. He added that passengers from various flights went through customs processing in one centralized location.
|Haskells Speak Out Against Criticism Of Challenging Official Story
posted 01/03/2010, 10:13 PM (Haskell’s Blog)|
I think that is really the only word that comes to mind when trying to define how my life has been since just before noon on Christmas.
It still has not sunk in that I almost died on Christmas Day. There was a terrorist on my plane. With a bomb. Who tried to blow our entire plane up, and harm those on the ground below. And, I am still in shock.
Seeing smoke in our cabin, seeing flames going up the wall of the plane…….Finally seeing that A T... (more)
|Haskell’s: Flight 253 - A Conversation With A Fellow Passenger
posted 01/03/2010, 10:13 PM (Haskell’s Blog)|
Today I received a phone call from a fellow passenger, Bo Taylor (Bo indicated that I could identify him). This was the first contact I have had with any other passenger (besides Lori) since we left customs on Christmas Day. The conversation was very interesting because we both saw different things and were able to compare notes.
In the interest of obtaining the truth, which has always been my goal, I am posting the following account of Bo Taylor that differs from mine:
|Yummy! Ammonia-Treated Pink Slime Now in Most U.S. Ground Beef
posted 01/03/2010, 10:12 PM (Daily Kos)|
You're not going to believe what you've been eating the last few years (thanks, Bush! thanks meat industry lobbyists!) when you eat a McDonald's burger (or the hamburger patties in kids' school lunches) or buy conventional ground meat at your supermarket:
According to today's New York Times, The "majority of hamburger" now sold in the U.S. now contains fatty slaughterhouse trimmings "the industry once relegated... (more)
|Lower-risk offenders: New law unfair
posted 01/03/2010, 10:11 PM (Lincoln Journal Star)|
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Some Nebraska residents found guilty of committing lower-level sex crimes have joined legal efforts to suspend or change parts of new sex offender laws that were set to take effect Friday.
One man convicted of sexually assaulting his 15-year-old girlfriend when he was 19 successfully challenged his sex offender registry classification, getting it dropped to Level 2 and removing his name from public view after a concrete chunk was thrown at his family's home.
A Lanca... (more)
Taking away the rights of certain disliked groups is just a pretext to take away everyone's rights.
It is safer to have criminals running around than to have a criminal government running every aspect of your life.
Of course the government needs criminals to justify its existence so don't expect any of these authoritarian laws to actually stop any crime, quite the opposite, they will instead treat everyone as criminals and throw 'innocent until proven guilty' out the window.
|Conspiracy of Silence
posted 01/03/2010, 10:11 PM|
"Conspiracy of Silence", a documentary listed for viewing in TV Guide Magazine was to be aired on the Discovery Channel, on May 3, 1994. This documentary exposed a network of religious leaders and Washington politicians who flew children to Washington D.C. for se... (more)
Don't expect to find these scum on the sex offender registry list.
|Economist: Health Care Bill "Is Just Another Bailout Of The Financial System"
posted 01/03/2010, 10:09 PM (Washington's Blog)|
It is obvious that many republicans oppose the proposed health care bill. But many liberals and progressives oppose it as well.
For example, economist L. Randall Wray writes:
Here’s the opportunity, Wall Street’s newest and bestest... (more)
...And yet hoards of gullible saps think the government is just going to hand them something for nothing.
"If the government is big enough and strong enough to give you everything you want, it is big enough and strong enough to take away everything you have.”
(...in case you didn't know were in the 'take away everything you have part.')
|Cop Went Wild With Taser, Diabetic Says
posted 01/03/2010, 10:09 PM (Courthouse News Service)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A suburban Chicago police officer Tasered a man 11 times while he was having a diabetic seizure, and the 56 seconds of needlessly inflicted electric shock, “inflicted … while he was lying unresponsive on the floor of his bedroom, permanently scarred [him] and caused him neurological damage that has not abated,” the man claims in Chicago Federal Court.
Prospero Lassi says he suffered a diabetes-induced seizure at home on April 9. His roommate called 911, and police from LaGrange P... (more)
|Number of U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan doubles in 2009
posted 01/03/2010, 10:08 PM (Los Angeles Times)|
Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan – American military fatalities in Afghanistan doubled in 2009 compared with the previous year, and U.S. officials and analysts acknowledge that the new year is likely to prove even more lethal.
The planned U.S. troop buildup and ever-deadlier tactics adopted by the Taliban and other insurgent groups are expected to result in at least a temporary surge in deaths and injuries among American troops. Nearly 70,000 are currently serving here and an add... (more)
Good thing we got an anti-war candidate in office.
|Pakistan: Over 700 Civilians Killed in US Drone Strikes
posted 01/03/2010, 10:07 PM (DawnNews)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
PESHAWAR: Of the 44 predator strikes carried out by US drones in the tribal areas of Pakistan over the past 12 months, only five were able to hit their actual targets, killing five key Al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders, but at the cost of over 700 innocent civilians.
According to the statistics compiled by Pakistani authorities, the Afghanistan-based US drones killed 708 people in 44 predator attacks targeting the tribal areas between January 1 and December 31, 2009.
|Monckton Debunks Scientific American's Climate Lies
posted 01/03/2010, 10:06 PM (Lord Christopher Monckton)|
In December 2009, Scientific American, once a respected popular-science journal and now a pulp science-fiction picture comic, viciously attacked US Senator James Inhofe because he had proclaimed 2009 to be the Year of the Skeptic. By skepticism, he meant “standing up and exposing the science, the costs and the hysteria behind global warming alarmism”.
Venomously, Science Fiction American’s editorial comment continued: “Within the community of scientists and others concerned about ... (more)
|Climategate: Michael Mann's very unhappy New Year
posted 01/03/2010, 10:06 PM (The Telegraph)|
As I said yesterday, one of our jobs this year is to wipe the complacent smiles off the smug faces of the lobbyists, “experts”, “scientists”, politicians and activists pushing AGW.
This is why I am so glad to report that Michael Mann – creator of the incredible Hockey Stick curve and one of the scientists most heavily implicated in the Climategate scandal – is about to get a very nasty shock. When he turns up to work on Monday, he’ll find that ... (more)
|Pope urges lifestyle changes to save environment
posted 01/03/2010, 10:06 PM (Reuters)|
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict used his traditional New Year address on Friday to call on people to change their lifestyles to save the planet, saying environmental responsibility was essential for global peace.
Recalling that world leaders had gathered in Copenhagen last month for the U.N. climate conference, the pope said action at a personal and community level was just as important to safeguard the environment.
"Nevertheless, in this moment, I would like... (more)