Today’s Founding Father quote of the day from www. foundingfatherquotes.com is:
“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual – or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.” Samuel Adams: Essay in the Boston Gazette, April 16, 1781
Coalition Forces Detain Afghan Militants
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2011 – Afghan and coalition troops captured several insurgents, including a Haqanni terrorist network leader, yesterday in Afghanistan, military officials reported.
Deployed Currahee Soldier named preliminary bone marrow match
PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – With his daily life dedicated to serving others through the military, U.S. Army Sgt. Tyrone J. Harvey never imagined he would one day have the opportunity to possibly make a personal sacrifice that might be someone’s one shot at hope.
Study Guide: Van Jones, Qaddafi, and the Stock Market
NOTE: Here are the sources to the info. mentioned on Glenn Beck’s 2/22 TV show.
Oil price climb near $98 per barrel
NEW YORK (AP) – Oil prices continue to climb as forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi violently clashed with protesters who have expanded their control over the country.
Nomura: Oil Could Rocket To $220 If Just Algeria And Libya Stop Production
Forget the biggies. If just Algeria and Libya were forced to stop production, oil could rocket to $220. That’s according to Nomura (via ZeroHedge). We have identified three distinct stages of the Gulf war which led to changes in oil prices and we believe we are only at the initial stage of the three stage process for the current MENA unrest.
Mideast Unrest Is Not the Only Cause of High Oil, Gas Prices
The ongoing turmoil throughout the Middle East highlights the continuing and pervasive vulnerability of the U.S. economy to oil price instability, yet the Obama administration continues to thwart any efforts to increase domestic oil production, according to H. Sterling Burnett, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis.
Run! Now Indiana House Dems Flee State to Block Anti-Union Legislation
If you’re a politician and you want to block legislation that would crack down on union power in your state, apparently there’s a new way to do just that, and it’s gaining popularity. In a word: Run!
Two-Thirds of Wisconsin Public-School 8th Graders Can’t Read Proficiently—Despite Highest Per Pupil Spending in Midwest
(CNSNews.com) – Two-thirds of the eighth graders in Wisconsin public schools cannot read proficiently according to the U.S. Department of Education, despite the fact that Wisconsin spends more per pupil in its public schools than any other state in the Midwest.
Wisconsin senate committee passes new rule: Senators must collect their paychecks in person
A nice first step. The next step, after the “fleebaggers” (as they’re now being called on Twitter) have come home, should be to pass a law retroactively docking their pay for the days they missed.
Clueless In Wisconsin: Socialists March by Liberals Ridiculing Beck for Pointing Out Socialists Are Involved
NOTE: This YouTube clip is 1:46.
Democrat urges unions to ‘get a little bloody when necessary’
Sometimes it’s necessary to get out on the streets and “get a little bloody,” a Massachusetts Democrat said Tuesday in reference to labor battles in Wisconsin.
Tennessee joins states looking to yank fed reins
Tennessee has joined the list of states looking to yank the reins on the federal government’s expansion into what more and more state lawmakers are considering their own prerogatives.
‘Abe Lincoln’ Fined While Reciting Gettysburg Address at Lincoln Memorial
A 25-year-old Washington, D.C. intern has been fined after he dressed up as Abraham Lincoln on Presidents Day and delivered the Gettysburg Address on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. His offense? He didn’t have a permit.
Lawsuit: ‘Honor killings’ OK by Michigan Shariah
A lawsuit that challenges the official cooperation by the city of Dearborn, Mich., which has one of the largest populations of Muslims in the U.S., with Islamic interests makes a stunning allegation: that under the recognized “Shariah” law in the city, there have been “honor killing” murders that have been “covered up.”
Mexican marines find 72 sticks of explosives, guns
ACAPULCO, Mexico – Mexican marines found 72 sticks of commercial synthetic explosives at a heavily armed camp in the southern state of Guerrero, the navy said Tuesday.
North Korea and Iran’s Joint Nuclear Bomb Test
On December 30 of 2010, I revealed in my article, “Is Iran About to Test a Nuclear Bomb In North Korea?” that according to reports from inside Iran, a team of Iranian nuclear scientists have been sent to North Korea and that the two governments have agreed to a joint nuclear test in North Korea with a substantial financial reward for the Kim Jong-Il government.
As Iranian Ships Pass Through Suez, Israel Decries ‘Provocation’
JERUSALEM (AP) — As two Iranian warships sailed into the Mediterranean on Tuesday, an Israeli leader charged that Iran’s goal was hegemony in the Middle East.
Greek riot police, protesters clash during strike
ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Young demonstrators hurled rocks and fire bombs at riot police as clashes broke out Wednesday in Athens during a mass rally against austerity measures, part of a general strike that crippled services and public transportation around the country.
Bahrain frees prisoners to mollify protesters
MANAMA (Reuters) – Bahrain has freed 23 people accused of trying to topple the island’s Sunni Muslim monarchy, along with more than 200 other mostly Shi’ite prisoners detained in recent months, a lawyer said on Wednesday.
In Syria, Regime Squelches All Attempts at Protest
The wave of protests sweeping through the Arab world has not passed Syria by, but has sparked some demonstrations and attempts to organize large-scale protests.
Egypt protesters set cars alight in Cairo
CAIRO Feb 23 (Reuters) – About six vehicles were set on fire outside the Interior Ministry in Cairo on Wednesday, and witnesses said the blazes were caused by disaffected police officers demanding their jobs back.
Saudi king back home, orders $37 bln in handouts
By Ulf LaessingRIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi King Abdullah returned home on Wednesday after a three-month medical absence and unveiled benefits for Saudis worth some $37 billion (23 billion pounds) in an apparent bid to insulate the world’s top oil exporter from an Arab protest wave.
Muslim Brotherhood: We’ll Set Up Satellite Channel, Publish New Newspapers
A senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has said that the movement intends to set up a satellite television channel and publish a number of newspapers and magazines, and that soon a monthly named Al-Da’wa would appear.
In Gaza, Hamas Government Bans Men From Working In Women’s Hairdressing Salons
The Hamas government has begun implementing its ban on men working in women’s hairdressing salons. Gaza Strip police have summoned five hairdressers and had them sign a document saying they would stop doing so, and would not enter salons that they manage, under threat of imprisonment and a NIS20,000 fine.
Egyptian Children’s TV Show: We Must Liberate Jerusalem from the Hands of “the Disgusting Jews”
NOTE: This clip from the “Ammo Alaa” Children’s TV Show is 2:16 long.
Alert pizza delivery driver saves customer’s life
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) – A pizza delivery driver was called a hero Monday after she likely saved an elderly woman’s life. Before Monday’s incident, most neighbors knew little about Memphis resident Jean Wilson, except that she’s eaten pizza daily for the past three years.
The extraordinary face of the Moon
Seen the full Moon lately? Maybe you have, but I can pretty much guarantee you’ve never seen it like this: Sure, that may just look like another full Moon picture, but it’s much more extraordinary than that: it’s one of the highest resolution pictures of the entire near side of the Moon ever compiled!