GO KURT AND LORI !!!
Trial Date Set for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab
Passengers Have Theory on What Really Happened
By AMY LANGE
WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com
Detroit on Christmas Day 2009, appeared in federal court Tuesday. A trial date has now been set.
However, it was actually more interesting to hear from a couple of the passengers that showed up at court. They had an interesting theory about what really happened.
"The U.S. government escorted them through security without a passport and, we believe, gave him an intentionally defective bomb," said Kurt Haskell.
It's a startling allegation from two local attorneys that were on-board the 2009 Christmas Day flight to Detroit when Abdulmutallab allegedly tried to blow up a bomb hidden in his underwear.
Kurt and Lori Haskell think the U.S. government was behind the whole thing.
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Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) will jump right into the monetary policy debate from his position as chairman of the Domestic Monetary Policy subcommittee with a hearing on Feb. 9, the House Financial Services Committee announced Tuesday.
Committee Chairman Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) unveiled a tentative hearing schedule for the committee and its subcommittees for February and March, which also indicates that, as expected, housing will be a focal point for the panel in 2011.
The committee is planning on five separate hearings on housing-related issues in the next two months, both at the full committee and subcommittee level. The Capital Markets subcommittee will kick things off on Feb. 9 with a hearing on reform of government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the committee as a whole will meet on the issue on March 1. Various subcommittees will explore other aspects of housing finance, including the recent news that taxpayers had been paying for hefty legal fees for former GSE executives.
Here we go again--Divide and Conquer
If someone mad about Mitt Romney or Tim Pawlenty or Mitch Daniels getting nominated ran to their right and pulled even just 3-5% in the general election that would probably scuttle just about any GOP hopes of knocking off Barack Obama. And a fair number of their folks are at least open to the possibility of doing that. It could be a damned if you do and damned if you don't situation for Republicans- nominate someone too far right and lose the independents or nominate someone too centrist and lose some of your own folks to a third party. How the party handles that dynamic may prove to be the biggest story of the 2012 cycle.
Ron Paul's interview on CNN with Wolf Blitzer 1/25/11
Pregame show starts at 8:00pm, speech at 9:00 ET.
Watch it live on CSPAN.org and discuss it here (or not).
A video i made in honor of Oathkeeper and American Patriot Adam Kokesh. Hope you like it!
US giant General Motors will invest $540 million to produce two low-emission motors in central Mexico, the company announced here Thursday, accompanied by President Felipe Calderon.
The latest project for GM in Mexico would create 500 direct and another 500 indirect jobs in its plant in Toluca, Calderon said.
GM has four plants in Mexico, and has invested some $5 billion here since 2006, Calderon said.
"The first billboard, "Read the Constitution", ran for two months thru December, (Obama's motorcade passed it after a fundraiser with Reid in October)."
"But now with the run up to 2012, and the first caucus in Clark County here in Nevada in February 2012, it should be time to run the RON PAUL 2012 for a while!"
Thanks to Dr. Mark Carducci for financing these.
Hundreds of people have hit the streets accross Egypt on Tuesday to demonstrate against high unemployement en rising costs of living. The state apparatus is on high alert and dispatched riot police to curb the unrest.
MEANWHILE in Lebanon, a Hezbollah-backed candidate has just been appointed as the countries new prime minister.
Not a very good day for the US backed forces in the Middle East.
Jesse Ventura sues TSA in pat-down smackdown
Former Minn. governor calls searches 'unwarranted and unreasonable intrusions'
By AMY FORLITI
MINNEAPOLIS — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura sued the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration on Monday, alleging full-body scans and pat-downs at airport checkpoints violate his right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures.
Ventura is asking a federal judge in Minnesota to issue an injunction ordering officials to stop subjecting him to "warrantless and suspicionless" scans and body searches.
The lawsuit, which also names Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and TSA Administrator John Pistole as defendants, argues the searches are "unwarranted and unreasonable intrusions on Governor Ventura's personal privacy and dignity and are a justifiable cause for him to be concerned for his personal health and well-being."
According to the lawsuit, Ventura received a hip replacement in 2008, and since then, his titanium implant has set off metal detectors at airport security checkpoints. The lawsuit said that prior to last November officials had used a non-invasive hand-held wand to scan his body as a secondary security measure.
Senator Rand Paul, R, Kentucky, is barely a freshman in congress but he is making his mark in Washington by releasing his own proposal for tackling spending and the federal budget. Paul says that too much of our federal budget goes to to entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare and that "our companies can't compete with foreign companies because our tax burden is too high."
Later this week Senator Paul will unveil his budget proposal that he tells Kiran Chetry will save nearly $500 billion dollars in one year alone. Paul explains just how he will do it on American Morning.