Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Did Saudi Arabia warn US of Tamerlan Tsarnaev terrorist risk? And the denied him a visa to attend haj in Mecca?

Drudge Report says UK Daily Mail is about to report this...

Here is the article in the UK Daily Mail:

EXCLUSIVE: Saudi Arabia 'warned the United States IN WRITING about Boston Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2012'

  • Saudis developed intelligence separately from Russia, which also warned the U.S. about the accused Boston bomber
  • A letter to the Department of Homeland Security allegedly named Tsarnaev and three Pakistanis as potential jihadis worthy of U.S. investigation
  • Red flags from Saudi Arabia to have included Tsarnaev's name and information about a planned explosive attack on a major U.S. city
  • Saudi foreign minister, national security chief both met with Obama in the oval office in early 2013
If this is true, this was a terrible mistake by the United States and the Obama Administration, that borders on criminal neglect (by officials not following up on it).  Why is this not being questioned more in the media?  

After Fast & Furious, Benghazi, and now possible improper Eric Holder interference in this case, I am starting to connect the dots.  

Instapundit:  Not paying attention?  
John E at AoSHQ also wonders why no press coverage on this.  
The Lid has more...

Antibiotic resistant gonorrhea strain that may be as dangerous as AIDS?

Cargo 747 crashes in Afghanistan

7 persons dead, RIP
Looks like an accident (not terrorism)

h/t AoSHQ

Is Dzhokhar Tsarnaev offering a "full accounting" of the crime in exchange for no death penalty?

Perhaps.  While the death penalty is justified given his crimes, it won't bring back the dead or heal the wounded. I would prefer a full accounting. A life sentence in Florence is a long time.  

Rose Leslie Rule 5

Monday, April 29, 2013

The Tsarnaev's alleged mentor "Misha" interviewed...

Just on its face it seems unlikely an Armenian-Ukrainian would be an Islamic mentor of Tamerlan Tsarnaev.  This is an odd interview (it is just a summary, not an interview) and it is unclear what was asked and answered of Mikhail Allakhverdov.  

Tebow gets screwed by the Jets

The lesson here:  Never trust the Jets...

Terrible timing for Tebow but a buyer opportunity for teams out there:  Where Tebow could end up.  

Who said money doesn't grow on trees (or small herbaceous shrubs as the case may be...)

There is gold in that weed...
Colorado: Rocky Mountain High!  Marijuana tax 30% on top of existing sales and local taxes.

Washington State: Hey the Cascades are no slouches:  Washington State considering a 44% tax rate on marijuana.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Methane Hydrate, peak oil, and global warming...

Meanwhile Japan is working towards mining methane hydrate.  I am not suggesting this mining will trigger a Permian-like methane eruption, but there is a tremendous amount of methane hydrate under the ocean.  And many global warming alarmists say a small increase of temperatures could trigger a chain reaction of this methane being released from the deep ocean and arctic permafrost.  Then again, it was not men who triggered the Permian release.  It can just happen.  

Remember when we were facing peak oil?  

Conan O'Brien jokes about Obama and Boehner. With Rule 5 update!

The elitist pompous jerks are of course all the participants in the White House Correspondents Dinner, but this joke by Conan is funny.

TOM on the big joke that is on all of us...
American Power Blog

Still, never let a Rule 5 opportunity go to waste (there were some attractive celebrity groupies at the dinner last night):
Katy Perry and Sofia Vergara

Julie Bowden

Nicole Kidman

Hayden Panettiere

Elvis Presley: It's Now or Never

George Jones: I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Who is Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler and why did she interfere in the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev investigation?

First of all, Jon Stewart's and the left's dishonest and disingenuous preening aside, you do not violate a detained person's rights by not immediately reading them their Miranda "rights."  It is allowed under federal rules.  There is also a 48 hour exception for public safety/emergency.  And all it means is the actual admissions (such as "I did it") may not be used against the detained suspect at trial (whether they are admissible or not would depend on context).  Nevertheless, the questioning itself is not a violation of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's civil rights.

And I agree that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, as an American citizens captured on American soil should be tried as Tim McVeigh, the Unibomber, and the Blind Sheikh were tried.  I support not designating him as an enemy combatant (had the brother Tamerlan survived being run over by Dzhokhar, I might have thought differently for Tamerlan because he was not a U.S. Citizen).  That said, I would have given the FBI the lee way of a 48 hour interrogation (given the potential danger to the public if there are others involved in this crime).
Did Magistrate Marianne Bowler do the right thing?  
Which raises the question, who sent Marianne Bowler to go Mirandize Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?  Magistrate Bowler does not work for Eric Holder or the Department of Justice.  She is an appointed federal magistrate (a junior judge in the federal system, not a confirmed Article III judge).  Did she act on her own volition or was there something more?  That is unclear.

Marianne Bowler is a Democrat appointee (politics definitely play a roll with federal judicial appointees).  Was this something set up by Eric Holder (undermining the FBI investigation in a manner that is not immediately traceable to him)?  Because given that the Russians repeatedly warned us about Tamerlan Tsarnaev (and nothing was done), is there something that Eric Holder does not want us to know?  There are a lot of questions on why more was not done to investigate Tsarnaev before this bombing took place.  

Forget about Grumpy Cat...

Sadly we all know people like this...

Friday, April 26, 2013

How to tell if masturbation is ruining your life?

News you can use!  
And if you do decide to be your own best friend, try not to tweet about with others (especially if you are married) or (even worse) take photographs.

You never know when those embarrassing pictures will pop up.

h/t Instapundit

George Jones RIP: He Stopped Loving Her Today

Nena: 99 Luftballons (this one is for you Hank Johnson)

Given all this talk from Democrat Hank Johnson about a world without balloons, how about some Nena:

Tanker74  4 hours ago

Imagine, Mr. Speaker, a world without buffoons.


The Wisdom of Benjamin Franklin: Welfare and the Tsarnaev Family

Ben Franklin's words still hold truth today...
“…I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means.—I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer. There is no country in the world [but England] where so many provisions are established for them; so many hospitals to receive them when they are sick or lame, founded and maintained by voluntary charities; so many alms-houses for the aged of both sexes, together with a solemn general law made by the rich to subject their estates to a heavy tax for the support of the poor. Under all these obligations, are our poor modest, humble, and thankful; and do they use their best endeavours to maintain themselves, and lighten our shoulders of this burthen?—On the contrary, I affirm that there is no country in the world in which the poor are more idle, dissolute, drunken, and insolent. The day you passed that act, you took away from before their eyes the greatest of all inducements to industry, frugality, and sobriety, by giving them a dependence on somewhat else than a careful accumulation during youth and health, for support in age or sickness. In short, you offered a premium for the encouragement of idleness, and you should not now wonder that it has had its effect in the increase of poverty. Repeal that law, and you will soon see a change in their manners. St.Monday, and St. Tuesday, will cease to be holidays. SIX days shalt thou labour, though one of the old commandments long treated as out of date, will again be looked upon as a respectable precept; industry will increase, and with it plenty among the lower people; their circumstances will mend, and more will be done for their happiness by inuring them to provide for themselves, than could be done by dividing all your estates among them.”

Now compare what Benjamin Franklin advised to the situation with the Tsarnaev family in Boston.  They were all on public assistance.  When immigrants spoke of the streets of American being paved with gold, they generally did not get it in the form of public assistance.  Did the welfare make the Tsarnaev's better citizens, happier, more assimilated?  Or did it make things worse?  

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Does consciousness continue for hours past death?

This post by Instapundit reminded me of this Sopranos episode... (the Members Only episode). The Members Only guy shows up the last episode, Made in America.

You know those Anthony Weiner embarrassing pictures that may be still out there...

Did they just pop up in Texas?  

h/t Ace on the picture

x posted at BSC News

Giant head floating in Hudson River near Poughkeepsie, New York

Where did it come from?  
Freaky!  The rowing team gets head!
x posted at BSC News

Instapundit is reporting on head!

h/t: Weird Hollywood

Confusion over "Miranda Rights" and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's interrogation and subsequent clamming up...

Ace, relying on Orin Kerr over at Volokh Conspiracy, does a great job explaining the wide spread confusion regarding Miranda and what it means.  So some magistrate judge (and for those of you who don't know that is the federal equivalent of a State Court commissioner or junior judge) decided to read Miranda "rights" to Dzhokhar and he stopped talking.

Will it make a big difference in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's murder trial?  Probably not.  I do not think investigators ever intended to use his admissions of doing it against him (they have proof of his involvement).  The goal of this was to find out who else was involved in this bombing: so as to prevent future bombings.  And to make sure all culpable people involved in these murders and mayhem are rounded up and prosecuted.  And this decision by this magistrate might have a big impact on that.

Who made the decision to send in the Magistrate Judge?
Breitbart is also asking questions...

Zubeidat Tsarnaev blames America for her sons ways, ignores the real reason her sons are lost to her...

Mother of The Brothers Tsarnaev blames America...
It is radical Islam that turned her sons into murderers and her into an appeaser of murder.  A poisoned belief system that elevates killing children for political purposes is evil.  I am not saying all Muslims are evil (they are not), but the belief system that Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev followed (and presumably Zubeidat Tsarnaev too) is a death cult just as twisted as the Manson family.  

Talking about mothers, kudos and congratulations to this one who rescued her son from his father in Egypt.
Kalli Atteya saved her son in Egypt
I am glad she saved her son and just another example why mothers should follow this advice...

I also forgot that both Zubeidat Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev's wife Katherine Russell were arrested for shoplifting. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sold marijuana.  Tamerlan Tsarnaev may have been involved in a previous murder of one of his friends.  The Tsarnaev family collected Massachusetts welfare while doing various under the table (or illegal things) to get extra money.  High Islamic moral values demonstrated by the Tsarnaev family.

The Road Not Taken is one of my favorite poems. The message of that poem is taking the right road, just because a road is less traveled does not make it right.   Too bad the Brothers Tsarnaev did not choose the road their uncle took...
Feds looking again at involvement by Katherine Russell Tsarnaeva...

Separated at Birth: Bruce Willis (playing "Butch" in Pulp Fiction) and...?

Kent Hendrix (playing himself in Mill Creek, Utah)

Bruce Willis (playing "Butch" in Pulp Fiction) and...

Congratulations to Kent for a job well done!  The neighbor lady was saved, the bad guy got caught and no one seems to have gotten hurt.

And here is a Pulp Fiction clip:  Butch chooses his weapon...

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Places you should go at least once in your life: Mont Saint Michel, Normandy, France

Mont Saint Michel
Trust me, this is worth seeing more than once...

365 Days of Cloning

365 Days of Cloning

It is not my project, and while I am not a huge Star Wars fan, this is entertaining:

"Cloned Photos" is a mini-series that began to develop from my 365 Days of Clones series and has now continued with my 52 Weeks of Star Wars
Although the concept of recreating historical images is not original, I believe I have put a new twist on the idea. Cloned Photos uses Clone Troopers and other Star Wars characters to recreate important and historical images. 
The original Cloned Photos from my 365 Days of Clones were created, taken and edited on the same date as the original photograph or on the birthday of the photographer or artist who created the image. There were; however, many images that I missed, didn't have the time to create or hadn't thought about that I have now begun to go back and create in my new series.

h/t: Weird Hollywood 

Like we don't have enough to worry about: This Chinese bird flu is contagious, deadly, and spreading...

Teaching Liberals: How to identify a normal kid...

This is an eight year old normal kid...

This is an adult murderous terrorist.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is not normal.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is not a great guy.

Seriously liberals, what the hell is wrong with you?  Are you really trying to define deviancy down over this?  Which one of the individuals above has demonstrated evil?  You fight to protect the eight year old kid from the adult murderous evil terrorist.

Proof has more on the topic.
We need more young men like this...

x posted at BSC News.

h/t: Rush Limbaugh

Syria using chemical weapons on its own citizens? Update: White House and Hagel admit Syria is using chemcial weapons...

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The United Nation's Palestine Monitor and Princeton Professor Emeritus Richard Falk blames the Boston attacks on the United States...

Why am I not surprised?  
Richard Falk also blames Israel for the Boston attacks too (weird, I did not realize Israel was occupying Chechnya).  Falk even goes farther than Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.  

This is not Falk's first controversial position.  How to you think he got the UN post as a United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories the first place?  As Alan Dershowitz notes, Falk supports positions that are antisemitic. And Falk is Jewish (well his family is Jewish, think Noam Chomsky)


I am glad Susan Rice gets that Richard Falk's comments are beyond the pale, but she is naive if she thinks his views are not actually fairly common at the United Nations.

Ricin Terrorism Charges dropped against Paul Kevin Curtis, Elvis Impersonator, Mississippian, and Mensa Member...

Elvis has left the court house: Curtis' attorneys pointing the blame at James Everett Dutschke, another Mensa Member, alleged child molester, and a Republican! (this seems so South Carolinian)

No charges against Dutschke either...
Dutschke now charged... (thank goodness Elvis's memory is not sullied)

BSC x posts:

Nate Fights Terrorist: Nate Gioacchini vs. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

This is pretty funny. Funnest video since the Miracle on Ice!
Nathan Gioacchini wrestles Dzhokhar Tsarnaev at the 2008-2009 Methuen High School Invitational.

Protein Wisdom linked this and Jeff Goldstein makes some great comments...
I made this comment in response:
Rush was on a roll today about Dzhokhar, being just “a typical kid.” No, the 8 year old victim was a “typical kid.” Dzhokhar was some 19 year old who went out intentionally to kill and maim people. Downgrading deviancy is what is going on in the media.
Here is the post at Rush's site.  
Why did the Brothers Tsarnaev do it?  Bush made them do it!  No wonder they voted Democrat and for Obama!
Now they are blaming boxing, although maybe that explains voting for Obama?
Who is Misha?  

If people follow Michael Bloomberg's advice, the terrorists have won...

King Bloomberg needs to go away...
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday the country’s interpretation of the Constitution will “have to change” to allow for greater security to stave off future attacks.

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin

Iran Mullah led government and al Qaeda in Iran sends Canada and the United States a message...

Ahmadinejad: "By the way, Argo sucked!"  
Don't worry, there is no connection or cooperation between Iran and al Qaeda...  
The Iranian Mullahs say:  Better luck next time, or the enemy of my enemy is my friend!  

David Sirota dreams a dream that refuses to happen...

Monday, April 22, 2013

Richie Havens RIP (Updated with SooperMexican Earth Day News)

Richie Havens died today, Earth Day, in Jersey City, New Jersey.  RIP.  

Charlton Heston (and Richie Havens) missed it, the real twisted history of Earth Day (thanks SooperMexican).  

The New Feminism or Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be Islamic converts (or Palestinian activists or Satanic Occultists)

The new feminism!  100,000 women in Great Britain can't be wrong! Coming to an American neighborhood near you.  Have your daughters join the Religion of Peace® (or Pieces as the case may be). It is a legitimate question to ask if Islamic conversion is just another dangerous cultIt seems Islam's attraction (and you could say the same for many cults out there too) is to fill a spiritual void left by something that used to be more prominent in Western Civilization.  

Katherine Russel, widow of Tamerlan Tsarnaev... She claims she learned about her husband's involvement by watching the news.  
She looks like Katherine Heigel doesn't she?  Update:  Was she in on it?  

Happier days, before he started to actually start hitting her...

I am skeptical that she did not know something was up.

Prior Posts:
Why did the Brothers Tsarnaev do it:  The biggest losers.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev thrown out of his mosque for hate filled rant about Dr. MLK, Jr?
What's in a name:  Separated at Birth Tamerlan Tsarnaev and...? 
The apple does not fall far from the tree.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed by his brother Dzhokhar?
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in custody.
Were the Brothers Tsarnaev double agents who went rogue?

It has been widely reported Tamerlan Tsarnaev had some public outbursts at his mosque in Boston.
Kudos to Tamerlan's Boston Mosque for condemning his outburst.  I only with more Muslims of good faith stood up and against these extremists.  Are their extremists in Christianity and Judaism?  Yes, it is rare, but there are some.  But in both faiths such behavior is almost universally condemned (at least since the Reformation).
Compare and Contrast...
More From TMR
Why did the Brothers Tsarnaev do it?  Bush made them do it!  No wonder they voted Democrat and for Obama!
Now they are blaming boxing?
Who is Misha? 

Back when even Hollywood got it...

Update:  Good thing we do not have to worry about 
the Iranian Islamic threat any more... (sarcasm)

And don't let the whole patriarchial tribal religious thing get you down! You can do great work as a nonreligious activist against the evil Zionists and American oppressors!

An angry morose dove of peace...

She's a Yankee Doodle Dandie

Never forgive?  
And Crack Emcee/The Macho Response reports on Peaches Geldoff's involvement in a fun loving group:

Although to be fair, unlike Jihadi Islam, I am not aware of followers of Aleister Crowley and Ordo Templi Orientis setting off any bombs or engaging in public violence or terrorism...