Thursday, March 29, 2012
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Monday, March 26, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
On Special Report, Brit Hume issued a correction following his false claim that Sen. Barack Obama's half brother had told The Jerusalem Post that Obama had a "Muslim background." But while Hume suggested that his only "error" was in repeating a flawed report in the Post, he did not acknowledge that he had falsely claimed Malik Obama had spoken with The Jerusalem Post. The Post did not claim that Malik Obama spoke to the newspaper; the article indicated that Malik Obama gave an interview to Israel's Army Radio, not the Post.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
A New York jail official in Tioga County was caught on surveillance savagely beating an inmate in a video released on Tuesday. As a result, a settlement of $62,500 and the cop's resignation was awarded to the inmate David Coffey. Lt. David Monell allegedly said: "You're going to regret this day," and then threw at least six haymakers at inmate Coffey before he appeared to choke the man for about 10 seconds. Coffey had been pepper-sprayed moments before the video begins
because of "uncooperative behavior," sheriff's deputies said when the incident occurred in September of 2010. Coffey suffered a gouged eye and an infection that went untreated for months in jail, abrasions on his face and neck and a swollen jaw. Coffey's attorney, William Friedlander, filed a federal lawsuit against the sheriff's office and Monell on the inmate's behalf saying, "You wouldn't treat a dog like that." The lawsuit resulted in a $62,500 settlement in January, $50,000 of which is being paid by Tioga County taxpayers.
It's unclear why Monell attacked Coffey in the first place, though he alleged that the inmate spit at him at one point during the incident. Either way, it’s no excuse for beating a man so viciously.
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Chicago police took two members of the media into custody Saturday, including an NBC Chicago photographer.
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Morning Joe conducting a good discussion revolving around Robert Bales, the U.S. Army staff sergeant suspected of killing at least 16 Afghan civilians
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Monday, March 19, 2012
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Saturday, March 17, 2012
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Thursday, March 15, 2012
BREAKING NEWS! State settles suit by protester for $100,000
On April 29, 2010, activists Mitch Kahle and Kevin Hughes were assaulted by Ben Villaflor, the Senate Sergeant-At-Arms, and State Sheriff's Deputies, for objecting to unconstitutional Christian prayers used to begin each session of the Hawaii State Legislature. Hughes was injured in the attack and was taken to the hospital for x-rays and treatment. Kahle was arrested and prosecuted, but was ultimately vindicated when Judge Leslie Hayashi found Kahle "NOT GUILTY" and ruled that: "The Senate's [Christian] prayers violate the constitutional separation of church and state."
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
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Monday, March 12, 2012
The list of 140 total companies that have dropped advertising from Rush Limbaugh AKA the "Oxy-Moron"
Sleep Number • The Sleep Train • Quicken Loans • Legal Zoom • Citrix • Carbonite • ProFlowers • Tax Resolution • AOL • Bonobos • Sears • Allstate Insurance • Sensa • Bare Escentuals • Vitacost • Hadeed Carpet • Thompson Creek Windows • PolyCom • Service Magic • AccuQuote Life Insurance • Geico • John Deere • Stamps.com • St. Vincent’s Medical Center • Bethesda Sedation Dentistry • Cascades Dental • Philadelphia Orchestra • Goodwill Industries • Heart & Body Extract • Netflix • Downeast Energy • Capitol One • JCPenney • Matrix Direct • Reputation Rhino • Consolidated Credit • Constant Contact • RSVP Discount Beverage • Cunningham Security • Regal Assets • Freedom Debt Relief • Norway Savings Bank • Portland Ovations • The Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington • O’Reilly Auto Parts • Aetna • TurboTax • New York Lottery • American Heart Association • Aquarium of the Pacific •
21st Century Insurance • Hotels.com • Rite Aid • Ace Hardware • Honda • Robitussin • Acura • IBM • Sam Adams • Advance Auto Parts • Icy Hot • Sam’s Club • Advil (All products) • Intuit/Small Business • Schiff – Digestive Advantage • Alacer/Emergen-C • Schiff – Mega Red • Allegra (all products) • Johnson & Johnson (All Brands) • Schiff – Move Free • Kohl’s • Schiff – Sustenex • Ally Bank • La Quinta • Scotts Miracle-Gro (all products) • American Express • Lifetime • Autozone • Little Caesars • Sony • Lowe’s • State Farm • British Petroleum • Luxottica • Staples • Bullfrog Sunblock • Macy’s • Sterling/Kay Jared Jewelers • Caltrate • MasterCard • Subway • Centrum • McDonalds • Takeda Uloric • Chapstick • Midas • The Home Depot • Clorox (Pinesol/Homecare) • Napa Auto Parts • ThermaCare • Cortizone • National Realtor • Toyota • DeVry • NBC-TV • Discover Card • Office Depot • Twinings of London • Domino’s Pizza • Office Max • Tyson/Wright Brand Bacon • Exxon/Exxon Mobil • One Main Financial • Unisom • Farmers Insurance • United Healthcare • Ford • Orkin • U.S. Army • Outback • U. S. Postal Service • General Motors (All products -GM Certified Service • Chevy • Onstar • Cadillac • etc) • Preparation H • Visa • Gold Bond (all products • ProNutrients (all products) • Walgreens • Grainger • Progressive Insurance • Wal-Mart • Green Mountain Coffee • Prudential • Wells Fargo • Hallmark • Radio Shack • Wrigley • H&R Block • Rent-A-Center • Yahoo!
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Friday, March 09, 2012
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Thursday, March 08, 2012
Monday, March 05, 2012
Thursday, March 01, 2012
WASHINGTON — For more than a decade, questions have lingered about the possible role of the Saudi government in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, even as the royal kingdom has made itself a crucial counterterrorism partner in the eyes of American diplomats.Now, in sworn statements that seem likely to reignite the debate, two former senators who were privy to top secret information on the Saudis’ activities say they believe that the Saudi government might have played a direct role in the terrorist attacks.
“I am convinced that there was a direct line between at least some of the terrorists who carried out the September 11th attacks and the government of Saudi Arabia,” former Senator Bob Graham, Democrat of Florida, said in an affidavit filed as part of a lawsuit brought against the Saudi government and dozens of institutions in the country by families of Sept. 11 victims and others. Mr. Graham led a joint 2002 Congressional inquiry into the attacks.
His former Senate colleague, Bob Kerrey of Nebraska, a Democrat who served on the separate 9/11 Commission, said in a sworn affidavit of his own in the case that “significant questions remain unanswered” about the role of Saudi institutions. “Evidence relating to the plausible involvement of possible Saudi government agents in the September 11th attacks has never been fully pursued,” Mr. Kerrey said.
Their affidavits, which were filed on Friday and have not previously been disclosed, are part of a multibillion-dollar lawsuit that has wound its way through federal courts since 2002. An appellate court, reversing an earlier decision, said in November that foreign nations were not immune to lawsuits under certain terrorism claims, clearing the way for parts of the Saudi case to be reheard in United States District Court in Manhattan.
Lawyers for the Saudis, who have already moved to have the affidavits thrown out of court, declined to comment on the assertions by Mr. Graham and Mr. Kerrey. “The case is in active litigation, and I can’t say anything,” said Michael K. Kellogg, a Washington lawyer for the Saudis.
Officials at the Saudi Embassy in Washington, who have emphatically denied any connection to the attacks in the past, did not respond Wednesday to requests for comment.
The Saudis are seeking to have the case dismissed in part because they say American inquiries — including those in which Mr. Graham and Mr. Kerrey took part — have essentially exonerated them. A recent court filing by the Saudis prominently cited the 9/11 Commission’s “exhaustive” final report, which “found no evidence that the Saudi government as an institution or senior Saudi individuals funded” Al Qaeda.
But Mr. Kerrey and Mr. Graham said that the findings should not be seen as an exoneration and that many important questions about the Saudis’ role had never been fully examined, partly because their panels simply did not have the time or resources given their wider scope.
Terry Strada of New Vernon, N.J., whose husband died in the World Trade Center, said it was “so absurd that it’s laughable” for the Saudis to claim that the federal inquiries had exonerated them.
Unanswered questions include the work of a number of Saudi-sponsored charities with financial links to Al Qaeda, as well as the role of a Saudi citizen living in San Diego at the time of the attacks, Omar al-Bayoumi, who had ties to two of the hijackers and to Saudi officials, Mr. Graham said in his affidavit.
Still, Washington has continued to stand behind Saudi Arabia publicly, with the Justice Department joining the kingdom in trying to have the lawsuits thrown out of court on the grounds that the Saudis are protected by international immunity.
State Department officials did not respond to requests for comment on Wednesday on the impact of the court declarations.
The senators’ assertions “might inject some temporary strain or awkwardness at a diplomatic level,” said Kenneth L. Wainstein, a senior national security official in the George W. Bush administration. Even so, he said, “the United States and the Saudis have developed strong counterterrorism cooperation over the last decade, and that relationship will not be undermined.”
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