Friday, October 30, 2009

US Army OKs Sikh Doc to Wear Beard, Turban

military.comArmy OKs Sikh Doc to Wear Beard, Turban

NEW YORK -- The U.S. Army will make an exception to a decades-old rule and allow a Sikh doctor to serve without removing his turban and cutting his hair, an advocacy group said Friday.

Capt. Kamaljeet Singh Kalsi is the first Sikh to be allowed to go on active duty with a turban, beard and unshorn hair in more than 20 years, according to the New York-based Sikh Coalition. more

Shock & Awe of the day video

Obama’s signature and the RCMP’s first turbaned officer

Another Foot Found Off Canada's Pacific Coast

Afghan Strategy Takes Time 10/30/09

Camrose man allegedly fired more than 30 rounds at police in standoff


A Camrose man allegedly fired more than 30 rounds from a high-powered rifle at police during a day-long standoff that ended yesterday evening with the man shooting himself in the chest.

Charles Daniel Nadeau, 33, faces a series of charges in connection with the incident including reckless discharge of a firearm, assault with a weapon, several firearms-related charges. He also faces charges related to a pharmacy robbery. more

Largest Cruise Ship & Largest Passenger Plane

Frontline: Obama's War' on PBS A look at the fight against the Taliban in Afghanistan 10/13/09

Pakistani Forces Zero in on South Waziristan

Pakistan Finds Passport of Alleged 9/11 Operative

Obama on David Letterman 9/21


Unplugged: McChrystal's Warning In Afghanistan 9/21

Military Plane, Helicopter Collide in Midair

Life of Dick Cheney

Cheney’s FBI Interview on Plame Leak Case @WSJ

Haliburton Watch

nato video: Entering Tangi Valley

'Hummer Rabbi' who tortured kids expelling demons extradited 10/29/09

High-seas hijack: Somali pirates hold 23 Russian sailors 10/30/09

Iran changes nuclear stance as IAEA confirms deal response 10/29/09

Obama Honors Fallen Soldiers 10/29/09

Obama: Dover Visit 'Sober Reminder' of War Sacrifices

Obama: Dover Visit 'Sober Reminder' of War Sacrifices

Man linked to slain Islamic radical nabbed in Windsor

Windsor man among 3 facing charges of conspiracy to commit federal crimes

Last Updated: Thursday, October 29, 2009 | 6:20 PM ET

Windsor police have helped to arrest one of three Ontario men believed to have connections to a radical Sunni Islam leader who died in a shootout in Detroit, CBC News has learned.

Mujahid Carswell, 30, was taken into custody in Windsor at about 1 p.m. Thursday without incident, according to Deputy Police Chief Jerome Brannagan. more

Newsmaker: Adm. Mullen on the Afghan counterinsurgency

In the line of duty: Canada's casualties

On Pakistan's Frontine

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Puerto Rico Oil Explosion Prompts White House to Declare State of Emergency here via @TheNatlGuard

video: Louisiana wetlands under threat

Bon Jovi plays Commonwealth July 15

UN inspectors arrive in Iran - 25 Oct 09

BBC reporter attacked

From The Frontline in Iraq 2008

Rules of engagement in Afghanistan

Taking the Fight to the Taliban

No reinforcements sent to Waziristan militants: Ahmadi

Sunday, October 25, 2009
By Bureau report

PESHAWAR: Afghan Taliban Saturday denied reports that they had sent hundreds of fighters to South Waziristan where Pakistan’s security forces are engaged in a massive offensive against militants.

“The reports about sending 1,500 fighters to Waziristan to help Pakistani Taliban are totally false and baseless,” Afghan Taliban spokesman Qari Muhammad Yousaf Ahmadi told Afghan Islamic Press by telephone.

“This is our principle stance not to interfere in the affairs of any country. We strong reject these reports,” said the spokesman.

Where will the Taliban stop in Pakistan?

Wedding dresses made of toilet paper

You'll only find these on a Russian site more That's hilarious lol

U2 on David Letterman

fossil of the weekend!

a cast skeleton of the ever classic tyrannosaur dinner,triceratops at the royal tyrrell museum. so yummy in fact, you'll notice my mommy lurking behind him waiting for super time...
That is a really cool site.

Two-faced gadget is e-reader plus netbook

(WIRED) -- Like Harvey "Two-Face" Dent, a new dual-screen device has two faces to match its double identity: It promises to be an electronic book reader and a netbook at the same time.

Seven things to know about Windows 7

If your PC can run the much-maligned Windows Vista, it can probably run Windows 7. Check your computer's specs: To install Windows 7, you'll need at least a 1 gigahertz or faster 32-bit (x86) processor, plus at least 2 GB of RAM and at least 16 GB of available hard disk space. cnn

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

'Do What They're Told'

the GOP is the other side

British Museum to discuss artifact loan with Iran


Updated: Friday, October 23, 2009

Washington, 23 October (WashingtonTV)—The British Museum will send a staffer to Iran to discuss details of the loan of an ancient artifact, after Tehran warned it would cease cultural and scientific cooperation with London, reports said on Thursday.

The artifact, the Cyrus Cylinder, was scheduled to be given to Iran on loan in September. However, the British Museum backed out of the agreement, citing the post-election unrest, according to Iran’s state-funded Press TV network.

The clay cylinder, dating back to the 6th century BC, is inscribed in Babylonian cuneiform, and has been described as the world’s earliest charter of human rights. more
Last Supper on Rubik's cubes

UN Security Council condemns deadly Iran bombing

Washington, 21 October (WashingtonTV)—The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday condemned a suicide bombing in southeastern Iran, which killed at least 42 people.
The unanimously approved statement came in response to a letter by Iran’s UN ambassador, who had urged the 15-nation council to take a stand on Sunday’s attack.
“The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the deadly terrorist attacks,” said the statement, which was read out to reporters by Vietnamese Ambassador Le Luong Minh, current president of the council, according to Reuters. more
IT did not take long for them to condemn it. What about the atrocities that Iran is perpetuating against its own people. How long did it take for them to condemn the post election violence. Also I always thought that a terrorist attack is when you kill civilians. If the target is military then that is a legitimate target. Yes/no?
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Philippines deploys fresh troops to hunt down terrorist here

Jundallah versus the mullahtariat

Asia Times on line

By Pepe Escobar

Fasten your seat belts; it's gonna be a bumpy ride. As a crucial subplot of the New Great Game in Eurasia, Balochistan - on both sides of the Iran-Pakistan border - promises turbulence aplenty. Welcome to United States General Stanley McChrystal's self-fulfillment prophecy - "Chaos-istan" in action.

There are few doubts the deadly (as many as 49 fatalities) suicide bombing on Sunday in Pishin, near Sarbaz, in the deserted, impoverished Iranian province of Sistan-Balochistan, was carried out by Pakistani Balochistan-based Jundallah ("Soldiers of God").
This is being billed by Iranian state-controlled media as the worst suicide bombing ever in the country. Key casualties include the number two of the armed forces of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Brigadier Nour-Ali Shoushtari, a veteran of the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s, the provincial IRGC commander. more

and this is from the Views from the Occident blog

The Sons of Sunnah writer(s) write (sic):

"Congratulations O Sons of Sunnah [Sunnis] Iran – A bunch of Rev. Guards were sent to hell! More than 6 Top men of the Safavid Rafidite Khomeinistic Revolutionary Guards were sent ila Jahim ["to Hell"], by the grace of Allah subhana["may He be praised"].

As usual, the pathetic, desperate Rafidite regime blames the United States and the British. Yet, even the pakistianis! who is next to blame? Father Christmas? or even their cave dwelling saviour in Qom? Allah knows best, the reality is, it is an indipendant Sunni Iranian resistance, led by noble balochi Iranians, who are fighting for the rights of Sunni Iraniansaltoghether, be it the Baloch, Kurds or Persian Sunnis, although the unbelievers dislike it." more

For Jihad in the Philippines click here

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Latest on Iran

From Enduring America on twitter live updates:

1915 GMT: Tonight’s Arrests. A group had gathered at the house of Shahabbedin Tabatabei, a detained member of the Islamic Iran Participation Front to pray for his release. Security forces entered the home. They asked 4 everyone’s cell phone and filmed them, handcuffed the men, and took away several people.

Among those detained were Tabatabei’s wife, Mohammad-Reza Jalaiepour, who was detained earlier in the post-election crisis, Mehrak Mirabzadeh, Faezeh Abtahi, and Saeed Nourmohammadi. Mirabzadeh and Abtahi were later released. More You can follow Enduring America on tweeter

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“I want to console the families of the soldiers, one of them was a father of five children, and the other with a wife, but they are all sons and brothers to me,” Ambassador Kristie Kenney on 2 US soldiers that were killed sept 29/09. more @ Sharia Watch

Muslim Man Beheads Christian in Egypt

Written by By Mary AbdelmassihWednesday, 30 September 2009

Egypt (AINA) - Osama Araban, a Muslim man riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, went on a rampage last week in Egypt, killing 63-year old Coptic Christian Abdo George Younan, in the village of Bagour, before traveling onwards and stabbing with intention to kill two other Copts in two different villages, at least 10 km apart (AINA 9-18-2009)In the village of Behnay he repeatedly stabbed Coptic shoemaker Adib Boulos before being stopped by eyewitness Behman Saeed, after whom Osama Araban ran, leaving the victim behind. Adib suffered a broken scull and lung hemorrhage, and is still fighting for his life in intensive care unit at Shebin el-Kom Hospital .more

via @ellerich17 RT from @marina_genger


Philippines: Halal board seeks to ensure enforcement of uniform rules @ sharia watch

Gunmen kidnap Frenchman working for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Darfur


KHARTOUM, Sudan — Gunmen kidnapped a French staff member working for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Sudan’s western Darfur region on Thursday, the group said.

The men abducted Gauthier Lefevre just outside the West Darfur capital of al-Geneina as he was returning from a trip to help local communities upgrade their water supply systems, the group said in a statement posted on its Web site. The identities and motives of the kidnappers are unknown. MORE

Philippines:Messenger sent to deliver medicine to kidnapped priest @ Sharia Watch

Armed man surrenders to police

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 | 11:19 PM MT

Tactical police gather Wednesday morning near the Workers' Compensation Board in Edmonton, where a man with a gun was holding hostages. After a standoff that lasted until evening, the man surrendered to police. Tactical police gather Wednesday morning near the Workers' Compensation Board in Edmonton, where a man with a gun was holding hostages. After a standoff that lasted until evening, the man surrendered to police. (Jimmy Jeong/Canadian Press)

A gunman who held eight hostages at the Workers' Compensation Board building in downtown Edmonton surrendered peacefully around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

The alleged hostage taker is Patrick Clayton, 38, a carpenter who was out of work because of an injury. Court documents obtained by CBC show a history of drug abuse and financial problems. MORE

SLIDESHOW of pics from the scene

Bush Edmonton visit leaves divided opinion

Obama with Arroyo video

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Somali-Norwegian charged with financing Somali terrorism

A 40 year old Norwegian citizen has been charged with collecting at least 200,000 Norwegian kroner for terror groups in Somalia.

According to the Norwegian security service PST, the man was a central figure in sending money to the Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab, which declared its loyalty to Osama bin-Laden in September.

According to the charges, the man sent about 135,000 kroner to al-Shabaab between August 2007 and February 2008. The prosecution say they can prove that he sent 10,000 dollars to Aden Hashi Farah Ayrow in January 2008. The al-Shabaab leader was killed in an American air-attack on May 1, 2008. MORE

'Toronto 18' Terrorists timeline: Key events in the case HERE

Philippines: Marine officer dies in Sulu blast; 2 others hurt HERE

Bing vs. Google: The Conquest of Twitter


Microsoft revealed a nice little coup in its dual quests to make search more dynamic and crawl its way into Google's monolithic grill. At the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco, the company's digital head, Qi Lu, announced that three-month-old Bing has reached an agreement to crawl all of Twitter's public results in real time. Bing's Twitter search — — is already live.

For Microsoft, latching onto Twitter's rise is more than just a big marketing win; it's also a technological victory. Twitter is a huge, previously untapped resource in the movement toward search that relies on real-time data rather than archived links. (There was also a strong industry rumor that a similar deal between Bing and Facebook had been reached, though neither party commented on that.) MORE

Islamist Rebels 'zeroes' in on Irish priest Kidnappers HERE or so they say