Muslim Father Murders Daughter, Released Without Charges

Filed under:General — posted by 3wire on 4/28/2008 @ 9:23 am

This kind of story has to make you proud to be a Muslim.

From: The Independent

A 17-year-old Iraqi girl was murdered by her father in an honour killing after falling in love with a British soldier she met while working on an aid programme in Basra, it has been claimed.

Rand Abdel-Qader was stamped upon, suffocated and stabbed by her father, then given an

unceremonious burial to emphasise her disgrace. Police released her father without charge two hours after his arrest.

“Not much can be done when we have an honour killing case,” said Sergeant Ali Jabbar of Basra police. “You are in a Muslim society and women should live under religious laws. The father has very good contacts inside the Basra government and it wasn’t hard for him to be released and what he did to be forgotten.”

…her father, Abdel-Qader Ali, was told of their friendship by a friend, he accused her of having an affair with a British soldier and killed her in front of his wife, Leila Hussain, and their sons. “I screamed and called out for her two brothers so they could get their father away from her. But when he told them the reason, instead of saving her they helped him end her life,”

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Sell Bacon, Go to Jail

Filed under:General — posted by 3wire on @ 8:56 am

I just love it when government “protects” us from dangers like bacon.

From: Drew Carey and Reason TV

Elizabeth Palacios… spent 45 days in the slammer for selling bacon dogs, and with the lost time from work, fines, and attorney’s fees, she fears she might lose the house that bacon dogs helped buy. She must provide for her family, but remains trapped between government regulations and consumer demand. Customers don’t care about safety codes, says Palacios. “They just want the bacon.”

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Brazilian Oil Fields

Filed under:General,Our Money — posted by Q Ball on 4/24/2008 @ 5:29 pm

Two new oil fields have been discovered off the coast of Brazil. Experts estimate that both oil fields could hold a total of 40 billion barrels of oil. Hopefully the environmentalists will not try and prevent the drilling like in Alaska.

Obama’s Favorite Terrorists

Filed under:Culture War,General — posted by 3wire on 4/22/2008 @ 8:12 am

From: Steve Chapman – Reason Online

…Barack Obama is a liberal, but not a conscientious one. I don’t much care if he declines to wear a flag pin; I can overlook his wife’s limited capacity for patriotic pride; and I defended his relationship with his former pastor. But his comfortable association with an unrepentant former terrorist should induce queasiness in anyone who shares the humane values that Obama extols.

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Jefferson Rolling In His Grave

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Culture War,Our Money — posted by Q Ball on 4/15/2008 @ 11:02 pm

On Sunday night a libertarian minded young woman was arrested for dancing at the Jefferson Memorial while listening to her IPod. She was part of a group who decided to celebrate the birthday of Thomas Jefferson. Watch the video of one of her compatriots and I hope you will be as pissed off as I am. We consistently give the state ever increasing power that now the security guards at memorials think the can arrest people on a whim.

The future of media storage.

Filed under:Science,Technology — posted by Maverick on 4/11/2008 @ 2:19 pm

From TimesOnline:

In a paper published in the current issue of Science, a team at the company’s research centre in San Jose, California, said that devices which use the new technology would require much less power, would run on a single battery charge for “weeks at a time”, and would last for decades.

So-called ‘racetrack’ memory uses the ‘spin’ of an electron to store data, and can operate far more quickly than regular hard drives.

Navy SEAL, Mike Monsoor, Awarded MOH

Filed under:War on Terror — posted by 3wire on 4/8/2008 @ 5:24 pm

WASHINGTON (CNN) — When a grenade bounced off his chest and fell to the floor near his fellow troops, Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Monsoor acted out of instinct. His actions didn’t stem from a lack of training. His instant reaction was to protect his comrades. The Navy says he committed a selfless act: jumping on the grenade and taking the full force of the blast.

President Bush presented Monsoor’s parents with a posthumous Medal of Honor for their son at an emotional White House ceremony. (more)

English To Outlaw Conversation

Filed under:Culture War,General — posted by Q Ball on 4/7/2008 @ 12:42 am

Sexist comments like “darling” will not be allowed in English pubs.

ABSOLUT-LY Stupid

Filed under:Culture War — posted by 3wire on 4/6/2008 @ 12:38 am

You’ve got to love Photoshop.

From: Ace of Spades HQ

Vladimir Putin just wet himself with joy.

Absolut Apologizes

Filed under:Culture War — posted by 3wire on @ 12:24 am

From: Internatonal Herald Tribune

Absolut apologizes, ends ad showing California, Texas as part of Mexico

MEXICO CITY: The Absolut vodka company apologized Saturday for an ad campaign depicting the southwestern U.S. as part of Mexico amid angry calls for a boycott by U.S. consumers.

The campaign, which promotes ideal scenarios under the slogan “In an Absolut World,” showed a 1830s-era map when Mexico included California, Texas and other southwestern states. Mexico still resents losing that territory in the 1848 Mexican-American War and the fight for Texas independence.

But the ads, which ran only in Mexico and have since ended, were less than ideal for Americans undergoing a border buildup and embroiled in an emotional debate over illegal immigration from their southern neighbor.

More than a dozen calls to boycott Absolut were posted on michellemalkin.com, a Web site operated by conservative columnist Michelle Malkin. The ads sparked heated comment on a half-dozen other Internet sites and blogs.

Absolut Stirs Up Conflict

Filed under:Culture War — posted by Q Ball on 4/4/2008 @ 2:38 pm

From the LA Times:
Absolut Vodka has begun running ads in Mexico that shows a map of North America in a “perfect” world. The ad shows Mexico covering most of the western United States.



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