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Jamaat ul Fuqra, Muslims of the Americas tied to U.S. counterfeit trade

Sheikh Mubarek Ali Gilani16 November 2007: Earlier this year, a multi-million dollar counterfeit clothing ring based in New York City with its tentacles reaching into various states and internationally was busted by federal authorities after a lengthy investigation. Investigation revealed that at least three of those arrested have definitive ties to the terrorist organization Jamaat ul Fuqra and its front group, the Muslims of the Americas, led by Pakistani terrorist Sheikh Mubarek Ali Gilani. The latest action in this case occurred this week. On Wednesday, 14 November 2007, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson sentenced Ronald Roundtree, 51, a member of the Muslims of the Americas camp in Virginia to 21 months in federal prison for his role in a multi-state, multi-million dollar counterfeiting ring.

By Doug Hagmann Judi McLeod- Friday, November 16, 2007 - Full Story

“We are in the blackest of black darkness here” Bangladeshi journalist tells Canada Free Press

image“We are here in the blackest black of darkness and God only knows what’s coming our way next,” Bangladeshi journalist Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury told Canada Free Press (CFP) in a static-charged telephone interview a few minutes ago.

  “How many are dead?  There are many more dead than the 500 reported by the Bangladesh government,” Choudhury said.  “Untold thousands of people are still missing and that is one reason the fatalities cannot be accurately reported.”

By Judi McLeod - Friday, November 16, 2007 - Full Story

Mexican President Calderon Proves That Stupidity Is Transferable

When the term of former Mexican President Vicente Fox ended nearly one year ago, many pundits predicted a new age of enlightenment in third world Mexico. Felipe Calderon, Fox’s eventual successor, was supposed to usher out the traditional stupidity that has captivated Mexico for decades.

By John Lillpop - Friday, November 16, 2007 - Full Story

Coping with the Rat Race

The 50ish looking guy sitting next to me on GO train looked like any other frazzled commuter who had put in a hard day’s work. “If only I could score on the Lotto,” he said to me, “I’d get the hell out of this rat-race so fast they’d never know that I was here in the first place.”

By William Bedford - Friday, November 16, 2007 - Full Story

Marvel Comics Breaching the Online Market

If you’re a comic fan like me, but didn’t happen to be born somewhere in the 1930s, then there is a lot of back story that is simply unavailable to you. It is all well and good to get a few back issues, maybe a year or three, but just try and navigate your way back past a decade. It’s nigh impossible, simply because of the rarity value placed upon those issues.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Friday, November 16, 2007 - Full Story

Air Canada grounded

Update: 10:30 A.M. EST 

“It’s recovered now. It’s really just a communications error between our reservation system and the airport locale.

While the problem with the system has been fixed, it caused flight delays of between 30 and 60 minutes, Segaert added. The airline predicted operations would be back to normal by Friday afternoon.Canadians awoke this morning to the news that Air Canada flights at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport were, in effect grounded.


By Judi McLeod - Friday, November 16, 2007 - Full Story

Hurricane Detection Gains an Ally

Weather is tough to predict at the best of times, with Mother Nature not necessarily bringing the human need to know what clothes to wear in to her equations. But it gets even trickier when trying to predict hurricanes.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Friday, November 16, 2007 - Full Story

NASA Sees Arctic Ocean Circulation Do an About-Face

In a time and place where the slightest mention of ‘global warming’ is likely to speak an all out brawl, one has to be careful with the research they present. That’s not to say they have to lie or cover it up, but they have to be oh so very clear in what they’re saying.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Friday, November 16, 2007 - Full Story

Christmas Under Assault: Dumping the Christmas Tree for a ‘Family Tree’

imageIn a further erosion of our American traditions and holidays, Lowe’s Hardware stores has decided that they aren’t in the business of selling Christmas trees anymore. They have decided, instead, that the big seller for 2007 will be the erstwhile “Family Tree”—that Christmas thingie being so gauche and offensive and all, you see. In fact, in their 2007 holiday catalog, Lowes uses the word Christmas a grand total of two times. And on their website, the tree listings all avoid the word in their descriptions.

Take a look at the first page of their “Family Tree” section in their new print catalog:

By Warner Todd Huston - Thursday, November 15, 2007 - Full Story

The Golden Compass Has no Moral Compass

With its fantasy world backdrop, sympathetic talking animals and extravagant battle scenes, the new movie, The Golden Compass, may resemble C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia.  But parents be advised, this film—which is very intentionally being marketed toward children—is nothing of the sort. 

By Matt Barber - Thursday, November 15, 2007 - Full Story

Richard Pipes Was Awarded the National Humanities Medal Nov. 15, 2007 at the White House

imageThe medal was awarded by President George W. Bush in a White House East Room ceremony today (Thursday, November 15, 2007). The president was joined by First Lady Laura Bush; Mrs. Lynne Cheney; Dana Gioia, chairperson, National Endowment for the Arts; Bruce Cole, chairperson, National Endowment for the Humanities; and recipients of the National Medal of Arts, who also received their honors at the event.

By David M. Dastych - Thursday, November 15, 2007 - Full Story

Obama’s Card Trumps Clinton’s

Both Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama have played their respective cards from the deck of protected classes under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964—gender and race.

By Lee Cary - Thursday, November 15, 2007 - Full Story

Judicial Watch Lawsuit: No Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Aliens

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced that it filed a lawsuit on behalf of a New York taxpayer in the Supreme Court of the State of New York against New York Governor Eliot Spitzer over a new policy implemented on September 21, 2007 that will

By Jim Kouri - Thursday, November 15, 2007 - Full Story

Doing business in a country that jails millions of dissidents

American companies assisting Chinese government oppression can always fall back on corporate PR to downplay their roles.

When the news hit that Yahoo was settling a legal dispute with the families of two Chinese dissidents, columnists began trying to defend Yahoo by pointing out that the company isn’t the only Judas in the corporate crowd trucking with Communist China.

By Judi McLeod - Thursday, November 15, 2007 - Full Story

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority Confronts Democracy

It took less than a month for freshman MPP, Randy Hillier, to find more evidence that democracy and the democratic process is under a continuing attack by the McGuinty Government.  News that two democratically elected candidates to the Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Committee have been snubbed by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) has shocked the MPP.

By Guest Column Randy Hillier- Thursday, November 15, 2007 - Full Story