Oct 142011
 

– featured image: NYPD Inspector Cardona (3-R) hits protester Felix Rivera (green shirt), as people participating the Occupy Wall Street clash with Police in the financial district, after the city postponed the planned cleaning of the park where the protestors have set up camp in New York.

Hundreds of Occupy Wall Street protesters — emboldened by officials backing down this morning from evicting them from their Zuccotti Park campsite for a 7 a.m. cleaning — stormed Wall Street, leaping over barriers and getting into a fracas with cops.

The throng of protesters streamed onto Broadway, blocking traffic, setting up a confrontation with police who are waiting for them on the street.

Things turned predictably violent as cops tackled protesters and chased them up the street — forcing everyone to the sidewalks — in what turned into a melee.

~ Oops…This is what happens to PUNKS playing in the sandbox with da big boys! It was their intent to incite violence then cry like babies. This is their M.O. ~ JP

Read more at nypost


“Late last night, we received notice from the owners of Zuccotti Park – Brookfield Properties – that they are postponing their scheduled cleaning of the park, and for the time being withdrawing their request from earlier in the week for police assistance during their cleaning operation. Our position has been consistent throughout: the City’s role is to protect public health and safety, to enforce the law, and guarantee the rights of all New Yorkers. Brookfield believes they can work out an arrangement with the protesters that will ensure the park remains clean, safe, available for public use and that the situation is respectful of residents and businesses downtown, and we will continue to monitor the situation,” Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway said in a statement.

~ Supporters streamed into the plaza early Friday before the announcement about the postponement. There was a strong police presence, and a showdown between protesters and authorities had been feared.

~ Some protesters said they would resist; others planned to cooperate but engage in nonviolent civil disobedience if they were not allowed back in the park.

Read the blackmail @ FOX

New York City police plan to evict the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters — if only temporarily. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited Zucotti Park in lower Manhattan on Wednesday evening and made the cleaning announcement, citing sanitation concerns from the park’s owner, MyFoxNY.com reports.

The company told police that it had received “hundreds of phone calls and emails” from locals complaining about “lewdness, groping, drinking and drug use, the lack of safe access to and usage of the Park, ongoing noise at all hours, unsanitary conditions and offensive odors,” NBC New York reports.

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The protesters, who have camped out in a city park for more than three weeks, will be forced out Friday so that city crews can help clean the area.

Brookfield Properties, the owner of the park, had outlined its concerns in a letter to the city’s police commissioner, Ray Kelly.

Brookfield also raised concerns about shipments of “materials” to the park, which they say are unscreened.

~ NOTE: It has been reported via TV that you can get a contact high at any given point in the crowds. And they insult the Tea Party?! ~ JP

SEE The Blaze: ‘Increasingly Debauched’: Are Sex, Drugs & Poor Sanitation Eclipsing Occupy Wall Street?

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The D.C. reported AFL-CIO joined the Capitol protest on Tuesday:

The Daily Caller had the opportunity to sit in on “Occupy DC” labor committee meeting and learned that there will be a protest inside the Capitol building on Tuesday with The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).

Watch Romney Flip-Flop from Warner Todd Huston~ One day Mitt “Flip Flopper” Romney was saying that the Occupy Wall Streeters were “dangerous” and the next he “understands” them?

And the most asinine event with this Motley Crew:

1,200 ‘Occupy Wall St.’ Products For Sale On eBay – To Help You Fight Capitalism

In the battle of Capitalism vs. Socialism, score one for making a profit.

The Occupy Wall Street (and Everything else) protest has loudly proclaimed its goal of taking down Wall Street. As they explained their anti-corporate creed in the “Declaration of Occupation”:

“We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments.”

But capitalism and free markets have a way of winning on their own. And Occupy Wall Street is no exception.

As of Tuesday, there were 1,200 “Occupy Wall Street” products available on eBay – for purchase.

Read more @ CNS

Oct 142011
 

DENVER—An American Airlines flight was diverted to Denver International Airport last night after a passenger became unruly, struck a flight attendant, and then yelled various threats, United States Attorney John Walsh and FBI Special Agent in Charge James Yacone announced. The passenger, Varoujan Khodjamirian, was arrested after the plane landed safely in Denver. The flight, American Airlines flight 21, was enroute from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York to Los Angeles International Airport. Khodjamirian is scheduled to appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Boyd Bolland at 2:00 this afternoon, where he will be advised of the charges pending against him.

According to an affidavit in support of a criminal complaint, approximately one-and-a-half hours into the flight, after consuming several alcoholic drinks, Khodjamirian became loud and disruptive. Following passenger complaints, the flight attendants reseated the two passengers sitting next to Khodjamirian. Shortly thereafter, the defendant began kicking the seats in front of him. Attempts by the flight attendants to calm him down were unsuccessful, so they moved him to the last row of seats. He continued to be loud, struck one of the flight attendants in the face, and began yelling threats, including, “I kill you children, I kill your mother, I will beat you all down and kill you.” Based on the defendant’s statements and actions, flight attendants restrained him with flexible cuffs and two attendants sat on him while the aircraft was diverted to Denver. As a result, flight attendants had to suspend their normal in flight service.

If convicted of interference with flight crew members and attendants, the defendant faces not more than 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Denver Police Department.

Khodjamirian is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kurt Bohn.

A criminal complaint is a probable cause charging document. Anyone accused of committing a felony violation of federal law has a constitutional right to be indicted by a grand jury.

The charges contained in the criminal complaint are allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until found guilty.

Oct 142011
 

– featured image: Manssor Arbabsiar is shown in this 2001 Nueces County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office photograph released to Reuters on October 11, 2011. Arbabsiar, 56, is a naturalized U.S. citizen ~ Reuters

The would-be target is a graduate of the University of North Texas, and the plan of attack was allegedly hatched right on the Texas-Mexico border.

Federal authorities say the plan was to bomb embassies in Washington D.C.

Officials say it all started in May when Manssor Arbabsiar, an Iranian-American from Corpus Christi, approached a Drug Enforcement Administration informant. Documents say he alleged the Iranian government wanted him to to kill Saudi Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir with the help of the Zetas drug cartel.

Arbabsiar, 56, made his first court appearance Tuesday in New York, where he was held without bail. An Iranian official who is also charged in the case, Gohlam Shakuri, remains at large.

The would-be victim and one of the suspects both have North Texas ties.

Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. Adel al-Jubeir graduated from UNT in 1984. “We thank the CIA and FBI to notice this and inform the Embassy before it happens,” said Badr Karni, President of Saudis in Denton.

To the more than 300 Saudi students at UNT, al-Jubeir is a role model and source of pride. “We are all proud of Adel al-Jubeir. He inspires all the Saudi students here at UNT,” Karni said.

The suspect, Manssor Arbabsiar, got married in the Rio Grande Valley in 1981. At some point, he moved to North Texas and lived at apartments in Dallas and Arlington.

In 1987, Arbabsiar’s wife sought a protective order against him. It was issued by Dallas County and resolved a few months later after the couple filed for divorce.

Arbabsiar lived with his wife in Round Rock, north of Austin, for six years. FBI agents searched a home there on Tuesday afternoon. Neighbors said at least 10 people lived in the residence.

Arbabsiar also had a record in Corpus Christi, where he was arrested on theft charges.

Full article @ WFAA

ALSO SEE: Manssor Arbabsiar, Alleged Terrorist Plotter, Lived in Texas for Decades

Oct 142011
 

– featured image: In this Saturday Oct. 1, 2011 photo, people gather at a bus terminal in Kampala, Uganda.

Obama announces in letter to Congress he’s dispatching 100 U.S. special forces to central Africa to aid in battle against notorious Lord’s Resistance Army, help capture of its leader Joseph Kony, pictured left — but not engage in conflict unless in self defense.

Obama said Friday the troops will act as advisers in efforts to hunt down rebel leader Joseph Kony but will not engage in combat except in self-defense, according to a letter to Congress that was obtained by Fox News.

~ Look, EVERY time any president sends in ‘advisor’s’ in ‘my’ lifetime’ it was a prelude to WAR & Invasion! ~ JP

The White House says the first troops arrived in Uganda on Wednesday. (Again WTF?!) Ultimately, they will also deploy in South Sudan, the Central African Republic and Congo.

A senior administration official downplayed the notion that the armed troops could be drawn into a hostile, combat situation, saying the move was sparked by Congress passing a law year urging the administration to do something to crack down on the Lord’s Resistance Army.

Long considered one of Africa’s most brutal rebel groups, the Lord’s Resistance Army began its attacks in Uganda more than 20 years ago but has been pushing westward.

Oct 142011
 


Chair of the House Budget Committee Rep. Paul Ryan spoke to the Morning Majority about Herman Cain’s 999 plan and bi-partisan support for comprehensive tax reform.

Oct 142011
 

~ Unlike the park owner caving in NYC, being intimidated, then giving in, Denver isn’t having it! KUDOS! ~ JP

DENVER (AP) — Dozens of police in riot gear have begun pushing Wall Street protesters into retreat outside the state Capitol in Denver, and the protesters are retreating without resisting.

Many of the protesters chanted “Peaceful!” as they backed away from their encampment early Friday.

Officers were placing plastic handcuffs on some protesters.

Authorities began taking down dozens of tents at around 3:30 a.m. At about 6:30 a.m., officers in helmets and carrying batons advanced on the a line of protesters who had locked arms around the tents, including a makeshift kitchen.

A main downtown street running by the park was cordoned off and some bus service was disrupted.

Authorities had given the protesters an 11 p.m. Thursday deadline to clear the park.

Oct 142011
 

~ JUST yesterday he posted The ‘Silent Machine’ & he deleted due to the sound being dangerous to your health, this is a response…YOU must decide is he being far-fetched? Alarmist? OR is he on to something? You decide…

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Oct 142011
 

Oct 142011
 

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a business meeting to consider H.R. 2309, the Postal Reform Act, H.R. 3124, the Federal Advisory Committee Act Amendments of 2011, and S. 300, the Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act of 2011.

From the Director of Digital Strategy & Press Secretary House Oversight Committee:

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today released “Postal Crisis 101: The Postal Bailout,” a new video explaining the dire consequences if Congress fails to confront the fiscal crisis facing the United States Postal Service. Since its peak in 2006, mail volume has declined by 46 billion pieces. The Postal Service has projected a $10 billion loss in Fiscal Year 2011.

The Issa-McCain-Ross Postal Reform Act of 2011 is the only plan that removes road blocks which prevent the Postal Service from reducing expenses in line with declining revenue, implementing cost-cutting structural reforms, and ensuring the PostalService meets its obligations without exposing taxpayers to a multi-billiontaxpayer funded bailout.

Other solutions put forward seek to avoid real reform by giving the Postal Service a cash infusion masked by an accounting gimmick that creates a fictitious overpayment. Ultimately, those solutions fail to confront the outdated business model which is at the root of the Postal Service’s problems.

The Postal Reform Act will considered Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at a business meeting of the Oversight Committee. You can watch a live webcast and read more about the Postal Reform Act. Watch LIVE here.

This is a short infographic breaking down both the root cause of the current postal financial meltdown and exposing how opponents of postal reform are attempting to engineer a multi-billion dollar taxpayer bailout of the Postal Service. The full Oversight and Government reform committee will consider the Postal Reform Act on Thursday morning and this should be the central (and most contentious) issue. More background on all things postal is available at Saving The Postal Service

This JUST in…This is what England contends with. As with OWS, it is contagious:

:: CCTV of Post Office petrol attack released ::

Detectives from the Flying Squad have released CCTV of armed robbers using petrol to set light to a post office counter in their attempts to force staff to handover cash…