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2010 / Canada: KKK costume wins first prize at Legion Halloween party
« on: November 03, 2010, 06:24:38 PM »

Mark Andrade sat down at the Campbellford Royal Canadian Legion hall on Saturday night looking forward to a Halloween beer. Instead, he was treated to the sight of one man parading around in a Ku Klux Klan costume with a Confederate flag.

The partygoer was leading another man in blackface around the room by a noose.

Andrade left his beer on the bar and walked out. Friends told him later that the two men had won first prize at the Legion`s Halloween costume competition.

`This is 2010,` said Andrade, who is black. `That`s unacceptable, especially in a Legion. A Legion, of all places.`

Joy Herrington, president of the Legion, issued an apology on Tuesday.

`As president of Branch 103 Campbellford of the Royal Canadian Legion, I humbly apologize to all those offended by the events that took place at our Halloween party on October the 30th, 2010. The events in no way reflect the views of the royal Canadian legion or its members. Those responsible have been spoken to.`

Herrington, who wasn`t present at the event and could not confirm details, said she reported the incident to the Legion`s Ontario Provincial Command as soon as she heard about it. Any further action `will be in the hands of our superiors,` she said.

Const. Chris Dewsbury said the OPP would investigate after police received a complaint, and an officer was assigned to the case.

Dewsbury couldn't speculate on what, if any, charges would be laid.

When Andrade phoned the Legion himself on Monday morning, he says Herrington told him she had been deluged with phone calls and personally apologized. `She was extremely sympathetic, apologetic and disgusted,` he said.

Andrade doesn`t think an apology is quite enough. `Shouldn`t there be some kind of sensitivity training for them? Should there be people monitoring what kind of costumes come into their parties? I should think this stuff is common sense.`

Andrade, 40, who owns Rubbs Barbeque Bistro a few doors down from the Legion, has lived in Campbellford for 12 years. He didn`t recognize either of the costumed men.

He says the incident was out of character for the town of approximately 3,000 residents, which is 180 kilometres northeast of Toronto.

`I think the general reaction was disgust,` Andrade says.

A spokesperson for Veteran`s Affairs Canada said the Ministry has no jurisdiction over Legions.

I've got a pretty good guess of who was under the hood and blackface...


A Yale fraternity whose pledges chanted obscenities last week as they marched on Yale's campus has come under the scrutiny of its national board of directors.

Last week, Delta Kappa Epsilon pledges were heard shouting chants such as "My name is Jack, I'm a necrophiliac, I (expletive deleted) dead women," and "no means yes; yes means anal."

Doug Lanpher, executive director for the Delta Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity said the Yale chapter has been asked to suspend all pledge activities. Lanpher is flying out this weekend to talk to the fraternity members.

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Lanpher said this is the first "time I've ever faced anything like this. We don't really have a playbook to go by."

He said he has talked to the leaders of the DKE chapter at Yale and "they knew immediately that it was a bad decision and they regret it`¦ The guys from the chapter have been very cooperative, understanding."

He said that he imagines the chanting was "a very bad attempt at doing something funny slash edgey and it went over the line."

In a letter to the Yale community, Dean Mary Miller wrote, "I speak for the University in expressing my outrage that such words were shouted on this campus."

She said that "we do not censor speech on our campus but `” in order to trust one another and to be confident in our communications `” free expression calls for an environment of civility and respect."

She said that on Friday, 150 students `” largely from Yale's Women's Center and from DKE `” met together to begin a dialogue in the wake of the incident. She called it "landmark meeting to begin a dialogue that we hope leads to mutual respect."

She continued, in her letter, that some may want to know, "Is someone being punished?" She wrote that all disciplinary processes are confidential at Yale, "from their inception through their conclusion as required under federal law and University policy."

The process, she said in her letter, "is not designed to provide satisfaction to those who might feel aggrieved`¦"

She said what is most important is that "the larger community has addressed the particular fraternity, DKE, and held them responsible and accountable for their actions."

A letter to the Yale Daily News from members of the Yale Women's Center Board said that the chant "serves as a jarring reminder that Yale is not always a safe place for women. For everyone on Yale's campus, this sets a tone for our community's sexual culture that is at best irreverent, and at worst, violent."

The letter said "the verses treat sexual violence as a joke" and continued, stating "sexual violence is a serious problem: women are raped at Yale. Those rapes take place within a sexual culture that often minimizes, excuses and even enables sexual violence."

Sophia Shapiro, Yale senior, said that it seems that every year, a group of men "say something loudly, publically, and mysogynist and gets in trouble for it`¦ Why does this keep happening every year?"

In 2008, pledges for another fraternity stood outside the Yale's Women's Center holding signs that read "We Love Yale Sluts."

In this case, she said the fraternity was probably trying to be funny and to see how much they could get away with. "It's never going to be Ok to make rape jokes," she said. "It's never going to be funny. It's always going to be offensive and create an environment that feels unsafe."

Michael Jones, a Yale senior who is also a New Haven alderman, said of the DKE fraternity, "I think it's clear that they were just trying to be funny, but the comment showed a total disregard of how repeating those things could make other people in the community uncomfortable."

He said the fraternity has responded with an apology and taken steps to make amends.

What special people!

Survival & Firearms / UFOs - Threat or Foe or Blimp
« on: October 13, 2010, 03:31:53 PM »

dont forget the black budget type vehicles, the chinese pretty much admitted this thing is military.

There are frequent sightings of a triangular shaped craft in the U.S.

"Over two years ago, in one of my lectures I revealed this alleged "U.F.O." as being one of the united States Air Force advanced flying machines. It is called the TR-3B. There are at least five of these machines in operation today. It was manufactured in the mid-1980's at 'Skunk' works' in California. It is a dual powered (one source nuclear) advanced flying machine that can obtain a speed of over 5,000 miles per hour in our atmosphere. I have at least 7 pages of information in my files, including many pictures of this triangle flying craft. It is in the shape of a triangle, is 600' long down its sides and over 400' feet across the exhaust baffles in the back. The united States Air Force has been flying this machine (compliments of the U.S. taxpayers) for over 20 years.

For years, the united States military has been into areas of Electra-magnetic Tesla technology that far exceeds the mindset of the average citizen. They have even conquered in their quest, to reduce gravity in the crew department/cockpit of up to 90% less in gravity pull. This enables this massive war machine to make maneuvers at almost direct 90 degree angles without any distress to the crew occupants of the craft. This craft can also hover over any given area for up to two hours without making a sound.

I am sharing this information with you, as for you to be able to understand that this is an earth made flying craft, owned by the United States and last known by my person, to be under the command of the United States Air Force Space Command. Apparently those in power in Washington, D.C. feel it is time for the masses to see this 20 year old advanced flying craft."

2010 / Aafia Siddiqui, alleged Al Qaeda associate, gets 86-year sentence
« on: September 23, 2010, 02:07:26 PM »

 Boston `”

Aafia Siddiqui, a US-educated Pakistani neuroscientist whose lawyers argued is mentally unstable, was sentenced to 86 years in prison in a New York district court for trying to shoot American soldiers in an Afghanistan police station two years ago.

The saga of Ms. Siddiqui, a former student at Brandeis University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has been closely followed in her home country, where she is widely viewed as innocent.

At the time of her conviction in February on two counts of attempted murder, thousands of protesters took to the streets of Islamabad. Hundreds of Pakistanis have been killed in US drone strikes in the lawless border areas near Afghanistan this year, and the public perception of the United States has turned sharply negative.

The reaction to her sentencing today was more muted, thought it came late in the day Pakistan time.

The events leading to her conviction took place in 2008, when she had been detained near the Afghanistan city of Ghazni. During an attempt to interrogate her by US soldiers, she grabbed an American rifle and opened fire. She hit no one, and was shot and wounded as she attempted to flee.

US authorities said she was found with bomb-making instructions and a list of prominent New York city sites, which they said appeared to be a target list.

But Siddiqui had been on US authorities' radars long before her detention. The FBI issued an alert saying it was seeking Siddiqui, then living in the US, for questioning because of ties to a man alleged to be an Al Qaeda agent planning attacks in the US. She disappeared around that time, and precisely what happened in the five years before her detention in Ghazni is unclear.

She has variously said that she was kidnapped and held secretly by the US during that time, that she'd been kidnapped and held by Pakistan, and that she was a secret agent for the Pakistani intelligence services. US court filings say she told FBI agents that she'd married Ammar al-Baluchi, a nephew of Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, the man who carried out most of the planning for the 9/11 attacks and who is in US custody in Guantánamo Bay.

She was originally declared to be mentally fit to go on trial, though that decision was overturned last year, with some prison psychiatrists arguing that she was faking the symptoms of mental illness.

Richard Berman, the sentencing judge, was unswayed by the defense's request for leniency on the basis of mental illness. Siddiqui herself remained calm in court, and called for peace after her sentencing.

''Don't get angry,'' she said, according to Pakistan's Dawn newspaper. ''Forgive Judge Berman."

Of course she would really have had a chance with Judge Jewman...Forgive him? Maybe after he forgives Aafia, puts his fellow creatures in prisons or on death row where they belong, and then turns himself in as a criminal.

General / Russia in color, a century ago
« on: August 20, 2010, 08:02:53 PM »

Amazing, and unbelievable quality for pictures taken back then. I just hate to think of what might have happened to the children.

2010 / Group fined for anti-Holocaust cartoon
« on: August 19, 2010, 09:03:52 PM »

An appellate court in Holland has fined an Arab organization for exercising its freedom of speech by publishing a cartoon questioning the Holocaust.

The Dutch branch of the Arab European League (AEL) published the cartoon on its website last year in an effort to highlight double standards in the European society and legal system, AFP reported.

The controversy emerged after Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard was allowed to publish blasphemous cartoons of Islam's Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).

The cartoon was first published on September 30, 2005 in Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, and reprinted repeatedly in newspapers in over 50, mostly Western, countries.

Neither Westergaard nor Jyllands-Posten were ever reprimanded for publishing the sacrilegious cartoons of Islam's holy prophet.

However, the Danish high court fined the AEL $3,209 for what it called "unnecessary offense" in publishing their cartoons.

Challenging or disputing the Holocaust story is considered a major offense in Europe, entailing fines and long prison term. Many observers view this as a contradiction to the so-called democratic principles of Western democracies, namely the freedom of expression.

Here's to more holycost cartoons in the future.


Dr. Laura Schlessinger is a conservative radio talk show host who listens to peoples' problems and then either gives advice or berates them for being doofuses. Now Dr. Laura is in trouble for using
one of the words you should not say ever on the air.

The word in question is the one often referred to as the "N Word," a term used to insult African Americans. According to ABC News:

"Schlessinger ignited a firestorm of criticism after Media Matters posted audio from a Tuesday conversation she had with a black female caller. The caller was complaining about her white husband's friends and their use of the N-word. In response, Schlessinger said:

"'Black guys use it all the time. Turn on HBO and listen to a black comic, and all you hear is n****r, n****r, n****r. I don't get it. If anybody without enough melanin says it, it's a horrible thing. But when black people say it, it's affectionate. It's very confusing.'

"When the caller said she was appalled by Schlessinger's use of the N-word, the radio host demurred, 'Oh, then I guess you don't watch HBO or listen to any black comedians. My dear, the point I am trying to make ... we've got a black man as president and we've got more complaining about racism than ever. I think that's hilarious.'

"Their exchange heated up after that. When the caller said she couldn't believe Schlessinger was "on the radio spewing out" the N-word, Schlessinger said she 'didn't spew out' the N-word and repeated, 'n****r, n****r, n****r is what you hear on HBO.'

"She then criticized the caller, saying 'Don't take things out of context. Don't NAACP me.'

"Their conversation ended there. Schlessinger offered an epilogue to her audience: 'If you're that hypersensitive about color and don't have a sense of humor, don't marry outside of your race.'"

Schlessinger has since apologize for her use of the "N Word," chastened as she was by the firestorm it had created.

Jews sure like to say the n word then claim they are white to deflect. Michael Richards all over again.


What a joke. I still remember this clown making a documentary on 2008 Mumbai where he entirely blamed Pakistan. It can be found aired on HBO every once in awhile along with the more recent one about Neda that blames the government for her death.

2010 / Karbala twin blasts kill 22, injure 68
« on: July 26, 2010, 02:21:44 PM »

At least 22 people have been killed and 68 others have been wounded after two bombs exploded near the holy Iraqi city of Karbala, medical officials say.

Karbala police said the blasts happened on the road linking Karbala and the holy city of Najaf on Monday, the Associated Press reported. At least 68 people were wounded in the explosions.

One of the blasts took place at the southern outskirts of the city, which is the site of Imam Hossein's shrine -- the third Shia Imam -- but it was not immediately clear where the second struck, AFP reported.

The incident comes on the eve of Shia festivities during which Muslims celebrate the birthday anniversary of Imam Mahdi -- the 12th Shia Imam.

Earlier in the day 4 people were killed and more than a dozen others were wounded in a bomb attack on the office of the Arabic-language satellite news channel al-Arabiya in Baghdad.

The incident occurred when a bomber detonated his explosive-laden vehicle outside the Dubai-based channel's office.

Moreover, a string of bomb attacks across Baghdad and the northern city of Mosul killed nine people and wounded at least 24 others on Sunday.

When are they ever gonna be able to detect the stench of Zio terrorists.

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