the answer my friends is that violence is not protected by the first Amendment. Earth to the facebook Administration!
Voltaire said, “I do not agree with a word that you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” This is clearly one of the founding values of our civilization -- but what should one do when extending this right to people who are trying to destroy us means transforming freedom of expression into a suicide pact?
the attempted attack on Northwest Flight 253, by young Nigerian terrorist Umar Farooq Abdulmutallab, attention turned towards the American born Sheikh Anwar Al-Awlaki, presently hiding in Yemen, and the same Sheikh who instructed Major Nidal Hasan, to commit the Fort Hood killings.via hudsonny.org
Ritter, 48, allegedly masturbated in front of a Web camera while he was engaged in conversation in an Internet chat room with an undercover cop posing as the teenage girl. He declined to discuss the charges Thursday when reporters visited his New York residence.
"I said there would be no comment," Ritter said, according to the Albany Times Union. "Why don't you guys just go away?"
The New York Post reported Ritter was caught in a similar case in April 2001 involving a 14-year-old girl, but he was never charged.
Iran's President Mahmoud AhmadinejadThe Iranian president says a familiar assassination method practiced by Israel was seen in the recent assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist.
Addressing a gathering in the southern province of Khuzestan on Thursday, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that the enemy is trying to obstruct Iran's path to scientific success.
Iranian nuclear physics scientist Dr. Massoud Ali-Mohammadi was killed in a remote-controlled bomb attack in the Iranian capital on Tuesday.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry had earlier said that Iran had found traces of US and Israeli involvement in the assassination of Ali-Mohammadi.
"The style of bombing and assassination of the martyred Dr. Ali-Mohammadi was a Zionist one," said the Iranian president.
The president added that the enemy knows that a developed Iran would culturally and not militarily conquer the world.
"They [the enemies] want to make sure that Iran does not advance," President Ahmadinejad said.
"The enemy cannot remove the knowledge from the Iranian nation by killing its elite," the president added.
so why not kill the rest of the program scientists? he's going to blame Israel no matter what.
Yet a glance at what really happened in the first decade of the new millennium shows that Krugman and others of his ilk are the ones who have really learned nothing. They continue to insist that the financial crisis was caused by deregulation even though so much government intervention in housing -- from the subsidies to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the reckless lending encouraged by Community Reinvestment Act - contributed to the mortgage meltdown.
And, as Rep. Ron Paul recently pointed out, “As for a lack of regulation, the last decade saw the enactment of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the largest piece of financial regulatory legislation” in decades.
Rushed through Congress and signed by President Bush in the wake of the Enron and WorldCom scandals in 2002, the law has quadrupled the costs of the audit process for public companies and achieved little tangible results in preventing fraud. Because of all the high-paying work it creates for auditors in helping firms comply with the law, Sarbox has been called “a boon for bean counters” (in Business Week) and the “Accountants Full Employment Act.”
Sarbox is a significant cost factor holding back job growth and a stronger recovery. If it is repealed or scaled back, the second decade of the new millennium could see real prosperity as American entrepreneurial energies are once again unleashed through the next Microsoft and Googles going public.
On top of this, Sarbanes-Oxley has achieved very little in preventing fraud. In 2007 Countrywide Financial Corp. was praised for its Sarbanes-Oxley controls by the Institute of Internal Auditors. Two years and many scandals later, its former executives have been charged with securities fraud. And certainly, overall transparency doesn’t increase when companies go private or delay going public, as many have chosen to do because of the law’s costs.
I'm also wondering if Al Gore will blame the Haitian Earthquake on Global Warming? Pat Robertson seems to think it could of been an act of g-d. Consider the rate of AIDS in Haiti... one could see a serious cause and effect. At least Robertson wasn't afraid to say something. I happen to not translate the bible exactly as I see it inspired as it says and sometimes a historical document which is always imperfect.. however. I do believe that a part of an island that is as plague ridden and natural disaster ridden as Haiti is, that something is certainly saying something.
It was pointed out to me by a person on my profile "you can blame the lack of preparedness on their broken economic system. Neighboring Dominican Republic should have been far better prepared for even this level of destruction, b/c they have the largest economy in Caribbean region."
I'd have to agree that there is a serious economic problem here, but is not economic action also a behavior? I see Robertson's point.
Pam Geller’s new poster vandalized by leftist, so sanctimonious she can’t even see why she was arrestedMona Eltahawy is a darling of the feminist progressive left. She was recently attacked in Egypt's Tahrir square. ...another left win...
well, good! This will allow the public to talk about Islam. The more free conversation on the issue the better. they can't frame the con...
it did work for Obama though. Remember Obama Girl? image from the South Florida Chronicle It_is_not_clear_where_or_how the g...
Liberal multiculturalists insist that Islam is the same as other major world religions. As usual, they are full of shit.. The l...
MFS - The Other News: Former counter terrorism head: FBI never called Ft.Hood 'Workplace Violence'.
but the Third Intifada pages are OK?
MFS - The Other News: Report: Top Obama lawyer told of IRS targeting in April. SMOKING GUN: OBAMA MET WITH IRS UNION CHIEF THE DAY BEFORE ...
"We Didn't Target the Juice" - IRS reinstates Zionist Organization of America's tax exempt status. HT: ManyFaces / Israe...
...they couldn't argue with the facts. Doing things that give you pleasure... is in fact... GOOD FOR YOU : Staring at BOOBIES increas...
Obviously the State Dept has learned nothing from #Benghazi. Enabling #Jihad in the name of activismIsrael Matzav: Kerry poses for photo-op with father of Mavi Marmara terrorist