Thursday, December 29, 2011

"This Is My Story" - Ben Breedlove

Ben Breedlove died [at] 18 from a fourth heart attack.
More information about his sad death:

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Melee at Mall Of America

Video: Hourlong melee at Mall of America
A fight at the food court led to ''other altercations'' involving 50 juveniles, police said
December 27, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

FL Police Pepper-Spray Restrained Man To Death

"This photo is a picture of a man who is strapped to a chair naked inside a jail for hours with a hood over his face. That evokes thoughts of being tortured," says Cleveland-based lawyer Nick DiCello who represents the Christie family.

The District 21 Medical Examiner ruled his death was a homicide because he had been restrained and sprayed with pepper sprayed by law enforcement officers. But to this day, nobody has ever been charged with a crime, and the Lee County State Attorney cleared the sheriff's office of any wrong doing.

Photo shows pepper-sprayed prisoner:

Monday, December 19, 2011

George Will Fires Up Robert Reich

Sound Bite Of The Day: Firestarter
Posted by P.J. Salvatore
Dec 19th 2011 at 11:05 am

The Face of Totalitarianism

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This is What Totalitarianism Looks Like
Posted by Joel B. Pollak
Dec 19th 2011 at 8:17 am

Hamas Preacher Calls: Death to the Jews and to America

Hamas Preacher in Gaza Sermon Cites Antisemitic Hadith and Calls: Death to the Jews and to America Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas/Gaza) - December 2, 2011 - 01:23

Cambridge Power Outage

An underground electrical cable failed at the Harvard University Fogg Museum renovation project in Cambridge. Area customers lost electric power beginning at about 2:30 PM. At about 5:15 PM an NSTAR employee said it would be about two hours before power was restored. Buildings on Broadway, Ware Street, Prescott Street were affected. Cambridge police officers were directing traffic at Broadway and Quincy Street. Street lights and traffic signals were out in the area.

At about 6:45 PM NSTAR completed repairing cable. Power was restored within minutes.

Two Cambridge Officers on Traffic Duty at Broadway and Quincy Street.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Hitler as Republican Pundit

Hitler reacts to Gingrich leading Republican Primary polls.

New Israeli High Tech Airport Safety

Israel’s new ‘Cutting Edge’ Airport Security

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TEL AVIV, Israel — The Israelis are developing an airport security device that eliminates the privacy concerns that come with full-body scanners. It's an armored booth you step into that will not X-ray you, but will detonate any explosive device you may have on your person.

Israel sees this as a win-win situation for everyone, with none of this crap about racial profiling. It will also eliminate the costs of long and expensive trials.
You're in the airport terminal and you hear a muffled explosion. Shortly thereafter, an announcement: “Attention to all standby passengers, El Al is proud to announce a seat available on flight 670 to London. Shalom!”


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Allentown PA Police TASER 14-year-old Student

Police Officer Tasers 14-Year-Old Girl
A surveillance video of an Allentown Police Officer using his stun gun on a 14-year-old girl has been released as part of a federal lawsuit
By David Chang
NBC News Philadelphia
Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011 Updated 6:25 PM EST

Jazz For Cows

Jazz For Cows

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Three Gunman Involved in Belgium Grenade Attack

Gaspard Grosjean, a reporter for Le Meuse Liege, speaks from the scene of the attack in the centre of the Belgian city which has left two dead and many more wounded. [Yahoo news via AP says only one gunman, and that "it was not terrorism." How can they be certain it was not terrorism even if it was only one man. The shooter in Hollywood shouted "Allah U Akbar." His friends blamed a breakup with his girl friend. In Fort Hood Texas a terrorist psychiatrist acted alone. Who are these misguided journalists working for? It is bad enough that the war is alleged to be focused on terror, a concept rather than extremist Muslims who are the perpetrators of the terror.]

Monday, December 12, 2011

KINIWE Tufts University DEC 9 2011 6 Parts

Kiniwe, African Drum and Dance group at Tufts University's Department of Music performed a concert on December 9, 2011. David Locke is Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology. There are six parts to this concert. See more at

Kpanlogo Drumming. Part 1 OF 6. About 6 1/2 minutes.

Takai. Part 2 OF 6. About 6 1/2 minutes.

Adzogbo Le. Part 3 OF 6, About 1o minutes.

Atsia. Part 4 OF 6. About 11 minutes.

Praise Name Drumming; Adzogbo Todzo. Part 5 OF 6. About 6 1/2 minutes.

Fast Agbekor; Adzogbo Todzo Drumming; Kpanlogo; Audience Participation. Part 6 OF 6.
About 10 minutes.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Man Shouts Allah U Akbar, Shoots Pedestrians in Hollywood

The lesson here according to his "friends," is that if events don't go the way you want them to go, get a gun and shoot at random people. The usual lesson is if some one wants to end a relationship get a gun and shoot her. As one astute observer noted, "Why don't they just shoot themselves if they are so unhappy, and save the rest of us from their grief? We have enough of our own."

Friends say Hollywood shooter had tough breakup
December 11, 2011

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Most media reports omitted the "shouting Allah U Akbar" part. Wonder why?

Dramatic moment LA police officers stop gunman who fired live bullets into crowds on Hollywood street in his tracks

Los Angeles Police officers advance on a wounded gunman

Standing poised with their guns trained on his body, this is the moment a gunman's rampage through a Hollywood street came to an end. The man was killed and three others injured, one critically, during the mid-morning incident at the famed Hollywood intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street. The 26-year-old Hispanic dressed in a white sweat vest, stood in the middle of the road firing on pedestrians and forcing motorists to veer out of the way.

[From article]
"He was screaming "Allahu Akbar" while he shot Hollywood drivers."

Sudden Jihad Syndrome: Gunman Shoots Hollywood Drivers While Screaming "Allahu Akbar"
Media buries the headline.
by Jim Hoft
Human Events

Daphne Guinness Truth

Daphne Guinness

Friday, December 9, 2011

Polish Salt Mine

Deep underground in Poland lies something remarkable but little
Known outside Eastern Europe. For centuries, miners have extracted salt
there, but left behind things quite startling and unique. Take a look at the most unusual salt mine in the world.

From the outside, Wieliczka Salt Mine doesn’t look extraordinary.
It looks extremely well kept for a place that hasn’t mined any salt for
over ten years but apart from that it looks ordinary. However, over two
hundred meters below ground it holds an astonishing secret. This is the salt
mine that became an art gallery, cathedral and underground

Situated in the Krakow area, Wieliczka is a small town of close to twenty thousand inhabitants It was founded in the twelfth century by
a local Duke to mine the rich deposits of salt that lie beneath. Until 1996 it did just that but the generations of miners did more than just extract. They left behind them a breathtaking record of their time underground in the shape of statues of mythic, historical and religious figures. They even created their own chapels in which to pray.

Perhaps their most astonishing legacy is the huge underground cathedral they left behind for posterity.

It may feel like you are in the middle of a Jules Verne adventure
as you descend in to the depths of the world. After a one hundred and fifty
meter climb down wooden stairs the visitor to the salt mine will see some
amazing sites. About the most astounding in terms of its sheer size and
audacity is the Chapel of Saint Kinga. The Polish people have for many
centuries been devout Catholics and this was more than just a long term
hobby to relieve the boredom of being underground. This was an act of worship.

Amazingly, even the chandeliers in the cathedral are made of
salt. It was not simply hewn from the ground and then thrown together;
however, the process is rather more painstaking for the lighting. After
extraction the rock salt was first of all dissolved. It was then
reconstituted with the impurities taken out so that it achieved a glass-like
finish. The chandeliers are what many visitors think the rest of the
cavernous mine will be like as they have a picture in their minds of salt as
they would sprinkle on their meals! However, the rock salt occurs naturally
in different shades of grey (something like you would expect granite to look

Still, that doesn’t stop well over one million visitors (mainly
from Poland and its eastern European neighbors) from visiting the mine to
see, amongst other things, how salt was mined in the past.

For safety reasons less than one percent of the mine is open to
visitors, but even that is still almost four kilometers in length – more
than enough to weary the average tourist after an hour or two. The mine was
closed for two reasons – the low price of salt on the world market made it
too expensive to extract here. Also, the mine was slowly flooding – another
reason why visitors are restricted to certain areas only.

The religious carvings are, in reality, what draw many to this
mine – as much for their amazing verisimilitude as for their Christian
aesthetics. The above shows Jesus appearing to the apostles after the
crucifixion. He shows the doubter, Saint Thomas , the wounds on hiswrists.

Another remarkable carving, this time a take on The Last Supper.
The work and patience that must have gone into the creation of these
sculptures is extraordinary. One wonders what the miners would have thought
of their work going on general display? They came to be quite used to it, in
fact, even during the mine’s busiest period in the nineteenth century. The
cream of Europe ’s thinkers visited the site – you can still see many of
their names in the old visitor’s books on display.

These reliefs are perhaps among some of the most iconographic
works of Christian folk art in the world and really do deserve to be shown.
It comes as little surprise to learn that the mine was placed on the
original list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites back in 1978.

Not all of the work is relief-based. There are many life sized
statues that must have taken a considerable amount of time – months, perhaps
even years – to create. Within the confines of the mine there is also much
to be learned about the miners from the machinery and tools that they used –
many of which are on display and are centuries old. A catastrophic flood in
1992 dealt the last blow to commercial salt mining in the area and now the
mine functions purely as a tourist attraction. Brine is, however, still
extracted from the mine – and then evaporated to produce some salt, but
hardly on the ancient scale. If this was not done, then the mines would soon
become flooded once again.

Not all of the statues have a religious or symbolic imagery
attached to them. The miners had a sense of humor, after all! Here can be
seen their own take on the legend of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The
intricately carved dwarves must have seemed to some of the miners a kind of
ironic depiction of their own work.

The miners even threw in a dragon for good measure! Certainly,
they may have whistled while they did it but the conditions in the salt mine
were far from comfortable and the hours were long – the fact that it was
subterranean could hardly have added to the excitement of going to work each

To cap it all there is even an underground lake, lit by subdued
electricity and candles. This is perhaps where the old legends of lakes to
the underworld and Catholic imagery of the saints work together to best
leave a lasting impression of the mine. How different a few minutes
reflection here must have been to the noise and sweat of everyday working
life in the mine.

Florida AG Bondi Pranks Daily Show Reporter

Asif Mandvi, reporter for the “Daily Show,” tried to prank Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, asking for a sample of her urine. She immediately forked it over, though it was only apple juice.

Allegations Of Fraud Emerge In WI Recall Effort

Wisconsin Democratic Party Spokesman attacks disabled persons as criminals. A local news agency found a man who claimed to have signed at least 80 petitions in an effort to recall Scott Walker. The Democrat party spokesman said that any of those who have signed multiple petitions are probably "mentally ill." In Wisconsin, the burden to discover fraud is on Scott Walker, not the state.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

'Lying,' Holder Says, 'Has to Do With Your State of Mind'

Not only does this sound Clintonian, it is a continuation of what Holder did during the Clinton administration. He ran the Department of Justice while Janet Reno was unable to do so.

'Lying,' Holder Says, 'Has to Do With Your State of Mind'
11:17 AM, Dec 8, 2011
Weekly Standard

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Gillian Miniter Truth

Gillian Miniter

Gillian Miniter Gillian Miniter attends the 2010 New York City Ballet Spring Gala at the David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center on April 29, 2010 in New York City.

Miranda Kerr Truth

Miranda Kerr

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With a body like that, why wouldn't you? Miranda Kerr bares all in new nude shoot
By Andrea Magrath
Daily Mail
Last updated at 7:55 AM on 7th December 2011

Body of an Angel: The 28-year-old Australian took centre stage at last month's Victoria's Secret catwalk show
Body of an Angel: The 28-year-old Australian took centre stage at last month's Victoria's Secret catwalk show

Yummy mummy: Miranda Kerr poses nude in a racy new photoshoot for Industrie magazine
Yummy mummy: Miranda Kerr poses nude in a racy new photoshoot for Industrie magazine