Jan 292012
 

Canadian jury finds Mohammad Shafia, wife Tooba Yahya and son Hamed guilty of killing three sisters and Shafia’s first wife from a polygamous marriage, who were found dead in a car submerged in a canal.

KINGSTON, Ontario – A jury on Sunday found an Afghan father, his wife and their son guilty of killing three teenage sisters and a co-wife in what the judge described as “cold-blooded, shameful murders” resulting from a “twisted concept of honor” in a case that shocked and riveted Canadians.

Prosecutors said the defendants allegedly killed the three teenage sisters because they dishonored the family by defying its disciplinarian rules on dress, dating, socializing and using the Internet.

The jury took 15 hours to find Mohammad Shafia, 58; his wife Tooba Yahya, 42; and their son Hamed, 21, each guilty of four counts of first-degree murder. First-degree murder carries an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years.

Their bodies were found June 30, 2009, in a car submerged in a canal in Kingston, Ontario, where the family had stopped for the night on their way home to Montreal from Niagara Falls, Ontario.

The prosecution alleged it was a case of premeditated murder, staged to look like an accident after it was carried out. Prosecutors said the defendants drowned their victims elsewhere on the site, placed their bodies in the car and pushed it into the canal.

Ontario Superior Court Judge Robert Maranger said the evidence clearly supported the conviction.

“It is difficult to conceive of a more heinous, more despicable, more honorless crime,” Maranger said. “The apparent reason behind these cold-blooded, shameful murders was that the four completely innocent victims offended your completely twisted concept of honor … that has absolutely no place in any civilized society.”

In a statement following the verdict, Canadian Justice Minister Rob Nicholson called honor killings a practice that is “barbaric and unacceptable in Canada.”

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Jan 292012
 

“This is a battlefield, that we must stand upon. We need to let President Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, (audience boos) and my dear friend the chairman of the Democrat National Committee, we need to let them know that Florida ain’t on the table,” West said. “Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else. You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get the hell out of the United States of America.”

Full Speech:

“If it’s about the lives of my soldiers at stake, I’d go through hell with a gasoline can.”

“Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else,” he continued. “You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get the hell out of the United States of America.”

As the audience cheered and many rose to their feet, West added, “Yeah I said ‘hell.’”

“This is not about 1 percent or 99 percent. This is about 100 percent. It’s about 100 percent America. And I will not stand back and watch anyone defame, degrade or destroy that which my father fought for, my older brother, my father-in-law, myself, my nephew and all my friend still in uniform,” he said.

“I will not allow President Obama to take the United States of America and destroy it. If that means I’m the No. 1 target for the Democrat Party, all I got to say is one thing: Bring it on, baby.”

~ Can you say Vice President Allen West?

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Jan 292012
 

President Obama’s claims of wanting to give people a fair shot, make everyone do their fair share and have everyone play by the same set of rules may be the making of a great slogan, but his policies will lead to “debt, doubt and decline,” a top Republican said Sunday.

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said that Obama uses the rhetoric of the right to make a case about fairness and equality, but produces policies that lead to “crony capitalism” and result in giving the government more power.


“The outcome of these policies is to consolidate power in Washington where you have crony capitalism, which his rhetoric tries to decry,” Ryan told “Fox News Sunday.” “The president isn’t leading. The president isn’t being truthful with the American people about what kind of fiscal train wreck is coming.”

~ Snippet:

“We have to have a balanced way forward when the Republican Party is willing to step forward, the Republicans in Congress and say let’s do this together in a balanced way. Let’s protect the key investments we need to grow and yet cut and ask a little more from people who can afford it and willing to do it,” said Obama senior adviser David Axelrod.

“The president (wants to) double down on the same failed policies that have not worked. As a matter of fact, they have made the economy worse, higher taxes, more spending, more regulation,” said House Speaker John Boehner.

Ryan said Obama has no plan to tackle the nation’s weighty debt and isn’t even planning to include his own tax reform proposals in the budget he will submit to Congress next month.

“What we have learned with the president time and again is he is going to put some kind of poll-tested line in the State of the Union address and have no follow-up whatsoever,” Ryan said. “We have learned already that the president who’s had three years to try and propose real solutions to fix our fiscal crisis is ducking it. He hasn’t put a plan on the table yet. He formed commissions and super committees, so he sort of outsourced the leadership only to decry their results.”

One idea that the president has put on hold — the Keystone XL pipeline — will be the next item the House delivers, Boehner said.

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Jan 292012
 

From the Puppet Master’s mouth: Mitt Romney & Barack Obama are virtually identical in governing philosophies, based on his one world, one-currency, anti-American, anti-Israel, pro-socialist viewpoint

George Soros, for those who may or may not be familiar with the name, is a bold advocate of communism and marxism, a convicted international felon, a world currency manipulator, an outspoken anti-American, one of the world’s richest hedge fund billionaires that has gleefully invested untold millions of his personal wealth in support of Barack Obama, as well as dozens of other far left political organizations.

Billionaire investor George Soros explains why there wouldn’t be much difference for Wall Street between President Obama and Mitt Romney. He also tells Chrystia Freeland why his billionaire constituents see him as a traitor to his class.

Thanks to the most recently concluded international financier conference held in Davos, Switzerland, we now know that Mr. Soros is “quite comfortable” with Mitt Romney becoming President in 2012, if he is elected. In Mr. Soros’s very own words, Mitt Romney & Barack Obama are virtually identical in governing philosophies, based on his one world, one-currency, anti-American, anti-Israel, pro-socialist viewpoint.

American citizens deserve a clear, bold, CHOICE between two vastly different world views in our upcoming 2012 Presidential election, not carbon copy candidates holding policy differences without meaningful distinctions.

America stands on the precipice of financial destruction and social disruption. Only sudden, bold, relentless change in Washington can possibly right our nation’s ship during our state of emergency. Nothing Mitt Romney is offering America is bold, courageous, transformative, or even mildly upsetting to the established GOP operatives in Washington, D.C.

As sovereign citizens, we should embrace bold, courageous, proven, conservative values and principles to restore our nation’s vitality to its full potential. We need a government that reflects the values articulated by our Founding Fathers by electing leaders with the personal courage to steer America in the direction of limited government, lower taxation, more personal freedoms and an emphasis on individual responsibility.

In short, government isn’t our solution, government is our cancer. A vote for Mitt Romney or Ron Paul is an effective vote for Obama or Obama-lite, aka Mitt Romney, the status quo in American politics, and a devastating loss for America’s future. Our kids and grand kids will lose, by far, the most. And big, bloated, deceit filled elitism will prevail.

Florida, I pray you vote loudly and boldly for America’s restoration on Tuesday, January 31st. Please vote like our nation’s very survival rests in your hands.

Rob Cunningham

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Jan 292012
 

Catchy Tune Victoria! ‘Don’t Touch Me or Take My Picture naked’…

Ann-Marie, You ROCK!

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Jan 292012
 

Oakland, California police moved in to break up hundreds of protesters marching to a vacant building they said they wanted to take over. (Jan. 28)

View From a Occupy Supporter:

JAN 28 2012 “Move In Day” The Revolution Continues In Oakland! Viva La Resistance!

Note they NEVER show what they do to incite police but what the measures police are ‘forced’ into taking!

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Jan 292012
 

Rising GOP star Sen. Marco Rubio (FL) gave an impressive speech on immigration Friday to the Hispanic Leadership Network conference, an event led by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

The Miami Herald reports that Sen. Rubio’s “sweeping” immigration speech took swipes at both Republicans and Democrats for playing politics with an issue so crucial to hispanics, calling for a compassionate approach for dealing with the issue of illegal immigration.

The presumptive top pick for running mate to any of the remaining Republican presidential candidates conquered an early challenge during his remarks, addressing a group of protesters at the event who stood and interrupted Sen. Rubio’s speech.

“Let me tell you guys something; these young men and women raise a very legitimate issue,” Sen. Rubio said. “They came here to a crowd that they know might not be kind to their point of view on issues. And they had the bravery and the courage to raise their voices. I thank God I’m in a country where I can do that and I want them to hear what I have to say.”

CBS Miami notes that in his speech, Sen. Rubio spoke of the main problem in immigration being how to balance and honor “our legacy of immigrants“ with ”our legacy as a nation of laws.”

“It’s impossible to walk a block in Miami, in Los Angeles, San Antonio without running into someone who is being deeply impacted by a broken legal immigration system,” Sen. Rubio told the conference.

“For those of us who come from the conservative movement, we must admit that there are those among us who have used rhetoric that is harsh and intolerable, inexcusable, and we must admit, myself included, that sometimes we’ve been too slow in condemning that language for what it is,” Sen.Rubio sad.

“But at the same time, on the left there are those that are using this issue for pure politics creating unrealistic and unreasonable expectations among those in the Latino community across this country.”

English begins @ 1:30:

Here’s a transcript

- source

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