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Textbook: Islamic ‘jihad’ means doing good works

An Islamic “jihad” is an effort by Muslims to convince “others to take up worthy causes, such as funding medical research,” according to a middle school textbook used in California and other states.

By Guest Column Bob Unruh- Thursday, January 17, 2008 - Full Story

Fishing Bait Industry in Peril

The future of the bait industry in Ontario is at risk, due to new and updated fishing regulations recently enacted by the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR). A bad situation has been made even worse, by the fact no consultations were held beforehand with stakeholders.

By News on the Net - Thursday, January 17, 2008 - Full Story

As nasty as an afternoon tea party

The Democrats are really going after one another now.  It’s bare knuckles, brass knuckles, brawling, malicious, vicious, brutal, vitriolic.  The contest may even border on – dare I say it? – mean spirited.

By Michael Bates - Thursday, January 17, 2008 - Full Story

Do voters really want change?

A good friend of mine who is probably the most politically astute person I know maintains that the most dangerous word in politics is “change”.  That’s because she believes that despite all the hype at the beginning of each election cycle, the last thing voters really want is change.

By Klaus Rohrich - Thursday, January 17, 2008 - Full Story

Iran Sanctions: An Unclear Strategy?

The 2006 United States National Security Strategy stated that this nation faces challenges from Iran, including Iran’s proliferation efforts and involvement in international terrorism.

By Jim Kouri - Thursday, January 17, 2008 - Full Story

North Americans aiding Hekmatyar, a deadly misunderstanding

International terrorist Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, alleged recipient of an approximate $130,000 sent his way by former Kalamazoo-area congressman Mark Siljander, seems to have no trouble finding supporters on North American soil.

  Siljander, a former US delegate to the United Nations, was indicted yesterday for his part in an alleged terrorist fundraising ring that is accused of sending more than $130,000 to an al-Qaeda and Taliban supporter who has threatened U.S. and international troops in Afghanistan.

  “The money, sent to bank accounts in Peshawar, Pakistan in 2003 and 2004, was masked as donations to an orphanage located in buildings that Hekmatyar owned.” (, Jan. 16, 2008).

By Judi McLeod Doug Hagmann- Thursday, January 17, 2008 - Full Story

Sensitive Urban Areas: Has France Become a Narco State?

Last November, 15-year old Mouhsin and 16-year old Lakamy were killed in Villiers-le-Bel, an immigrant suburb of Paris. The boys, joyriding on a stolen motorbike. collided at high speed with a police vehicle which happened to be passing in a neighborhood where the police normally do not venture.

By Guest Column Paul Belien- Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - Full Story

Soros Bets on U.S. Economic Collapse

Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama favor government support for people losing their homes because they can’t repay their subprime mortgages. But what about the financial wheeler-dealers in the hedge fund industry who may stand to make billions of dollars from this terrible debacle? Foremost among them is billionaire hedge fund operator George Soros, who has committed his life and immense financial resources to bringing the Democrats to power in the White House.

By Cliff Kincaid - Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - Full Story

Plays Of The Weak

For those of you not familiar with the format, “Plays Of The Weak” segments give me an opportunity to touch on a few items.  So, here we go….

By Bob Parks - Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - Full Story

“The King David Statement” and Bush’s Developing Position

During his visit to Israel this month, President George W. Bush laid out his updated approach to an Israeli-Palestinian settlement.  In a statement delivered at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, Bush fleshed out his vision of “two states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security,” on the eve of negotiations over “core issues” between delegations of the two parties.

By INSS Aluf Benn- Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - Full Story

Women’s Deaths Spark New Debate About ‘Honor’ Killings

The New Year ended just hours after it began for Sarah and Amina Yaser Said, who were found shot to death Jan.1 in Lewisville, Tex., in a taxi owned by their father, Yaser Abdel Said. Said is suspected of the double murder of his 17- and 18-year-old daughters and is still at large.

By Guest Column Penny Starr- Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - Full Story

Justice Department Releases MS-13 Threat Assessment

They’ve severed the fingers of their rivals with machetes…brutally murdered suspected informants, including a 17-year-old pregnant federal witness…attacked and threatened law enforcement officers…committed a string of rapes, assaults, break-ins, auto thefts, extortions, and frauds across the US…gotten involved in everything from drug and firearms trafficking to prostitution and money laundering…and are sowing violence and discord not just here in the US but around the world. 

By Jim Kouri - Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - Full Story

Dems coalition of the permanently aggrieved

Democrats have built a coalition based upon a number of different interest groups (rather than Americans committed to particular transcendent ideals) and also to the intensity of support within those interest groups.

By Bruce Walker - Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - Full Story

Yellowstone at risk of Hydrothermal explosion, not Volcanic

One of the USA’s greatest tourist destinations, Yellowstone National Park is more than just the home of Old Faithful. Yellowstone lies atop one of the world’s few dozen hotspots, just like Hawaii, and is home to the Yellowstone Caldera (a volcanic feature formed by the collapse of land following a volcanic eruption) which measures in at 55 kilometers by 72 kilometers.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - Full Story

Black Holes spinning near the Speed of Light

We’ve dedicated a lot of attention to black holes of late, with rogue holes roaming the universe and other holes shooting energy at harmless nearby galaxies. So it is not a surprise that the research keeps coming.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - Full Story

Al Qaeda one up on Las Vegas Tech Show

osama bin laden  The highest of high technology was showcased at the International Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas last week.  Among big tech changes coming your way, the ability to watch Digital TV programs on your cell phone, lap top—or car navigation system—while driving.

  If the lady stopped next to you at the red light stays kaput when the light turns green, she’s likely emerged in the Oprah Winfrey Show.  Within a week of the Las Vegas Tech Show, came the announcement that Oprah is launching her own network.

By Judi McLeod - Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - Full Story

Global Warming’s Communist Underpinnings

If you need any more proof that the concept of Global Warming is less “science” and is more just a replacement for the kind of failed concepts of communism and socialism that is increasingly being rejected by the world, two recent stories helps clarify the point.

By Warner Todd Huston - Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - Full Story