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  1. Iraq Planning to Increase Al-Ahdab Production to 200,000 BPD Baghdad, (AKnews) – Iraqi energy authorities said that they intend to increase oil production at the newly opened al-Ahdab field to 200,000 bpd from current 40,000. Al-Ahdab oil field was opened Saturday where China’s National Petroleum Corp. (CNBC) begun pumping oil from in the field in central Iraq at 40,000 bpd and with targets of 60,000 bpd in the coming weeks. “CNBC has offered a study to the deputy prime minister for energy affairs Hussein al-Shahristani to increase the production in al-Ahdab field to 200,000 bpd by the end of 2012” said Faisal Abdullah, head of the Prime Minister’s office. The 23-year deal with the CNP, worth about US$3 billion, was signed in 2008 – the first oil agreement reached between Iraq’s central government and an international oil company after 2003. Iraq has awarded 15 oil and gas licenses since the 2003 war on Iraq that toppled Saddam Hussein.
  2. Economic: The Differences Between Iraq and Kuwait Will Affect the Movement of Trade Baghdad, The economic expert Abdul Hassan Shammari that the differences between Iraq and Kuwait will affect the movement of trade and economic exchanges of the two countries. Al-Shammari said in a statement to the Agency (news) Today: “The differences between Iraq and Kuwait, including the port of Mubarak and other border issues, debt and reparations and the issue of the ban on Iraqi Airways and other issues will affect the movement of trade and economic exchanges between the two countries, “adding that” find work in the port of Faw since (2003) as a result of the political situation in Iraq has to make Kuwait a speed up to create Port Mubarak’s fear of Iraq’s port.” Mentions that the capacity of the port of Faw and it is hoped to be (99) million tons per year while the total cost of completion estimated at more than four billion euros. He called economic expert for the Iraqi government pressure economically on Kuwait and expedite the building port of Faw and working within the conventions concluded, calling for there to be wise decisions and strategies for the implementation of long-term projects in Iraq.
  3. You know, you weren't supposed to be drinking alcohol or operating heavy machinery while taking those.
  4. krome2ez

    G.W Bush

    Dude, I like Canada and Canadians, but that guy was an arse. BTW, you all can take back ABC news host (?), take all of ABC News for that matter, Howie Mandel, Greenpeace, Morley Safer, definately David Letterman, NY Daily News, and a few of the others I have never heard of. Please please take back Letterman. And really, your beer tastes, .......well, green. Yech! Give me a good German beer or an American micro brew any day of the week. More on the weekend!! Have a good one.
  5. Yes, the Constitution is a "neat idea." It's the law of the land, and no person or entity should be able to circumvent.
  6. krome2ez

    G.W Bush

    I'm glad that you love your country, cause you know with out Canada we wouldn't have...... wait a minute, I'll think of something.............. yes!! I got it!! Hockey!! You guys rock!!
  7. ..Mom convicted in son’s jaywalking death: ‘This will never end for me’ . .By Liz Goodwin National Affairs Reporter Nelson (Today Show) A Marietta, Ga., mom who was convicted of jaywalking after her 4-year-old son was run over and killed in a hit-and-run said on the Today Show that the worst part of going to jail would be the separation from her two remaining kids. Raquel Nelson was convicted of homicide by vehicle and reckless conduct by a jury and faces sentencing tomorrow. She can receive up to a three-year jail sentence, six times the stretch that Jerry Guy--who admitted to drinking before running over Nelson's son, A.J.--served. "I think to come after me so much harder than they did him is a slap in the face because this will never end for me," she said. "It's three years away from the two that I have left." Nelson also said that the jury had "never been in my shoes," because each of them answered that they had never taken public transportation before. Nelson, who doesn't have a car, was three-tenths of a mile away from the nearest crosswalk when her bus dropped her off at the stop across the street from her apartment with her three children. She decided to cross with her kids rather than remain outside any later at night, she said. (You can read more about her case here.) "We are just hoping as a family that [the judge] is compassionate and lets my niece remain with her other children," Nelson's aunt Loretta Williams said. Nearly 75,000 have signed an online petition in support of Nelson.
  8. Been right there with you. Die hard Cheese Head since ole Bart Starr and Ray Nitschke were play'n. Brett, IMO, did it all wrong. He ruined his legacy. Instead of going down in history as a legend with a street in Green Bay named after him, he leaves as a has-been. I hope Aaron learned from Brett's mistakes, as he learned from his achievements. I feel Green Bay and Aaron Rodgers have a great future. GO PACK!! GO RV!!
  9. Federal Reserve audit highlights possible conflicts of interest Neil Irwin, Published: July 21 When the Federal Reserve launched an unprecedented series of interventions in the financial system in 2008, it often moved so quickly that the usual practices for preventing conflicts of interest couldn’t keep up, according to a new report. An audit of the Fed’s emergency lending programs by the Government Accountability Office, ordered by the financial reform law passed last year and released Thursday, reports generally sound financial management by the central bank as it undertook programs that deployed trillions of dollars to backstop a faltering financial system. But it brings to light difficult issues that arose when the Fed undertook actions that its rules never envisioned. For instance, William C. Dudley, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York who was a senior official there in 2008, owned stock of American International Group before the Fed bailed out the giant insurance firm. The GAO report did not mention him by name, but Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who spearheaded the audit, identified Dudley as the unnamed official described in the report. Lawyers at the New York Fed allowed Dudley to continue owning the shares while working on issues relating to the bailout. They concluded that for him to sell the shares immediately after the central bank bailed out the firm would be more ethically problematic than simply holding onto them and selling at a later date. Dudley “held shares in these companies as part of his personal portfolio that predated his service at the New York Fed,” a spokesman for the central bank said. “A waiver was granted allowing him to hold these shares based in part on the judgement that had he sold these shares immediately after the interventions it would have the appearance of a conflict.” The GAO report did not condemn the Fed’s actions, it simply illuminated them. Dudley has subsequently sold all the shares on dates agreed to with the bank’s ethics officers, the spokesman said. The GAO also recommended that the Fed make clearer and more rigorous its policies for hiring independent contractors to manage investment programs. During the crisis, the New York Fed hired outside firms to manage many of its special lending programs, such as one designed to backstop the market for short-term corporate loans, without holding a normal bidding process for the contracts. The report also found that lines of authority between the Fed’s Board of Governors in Washington and the 12 regional Fed banks around the country were sometimes muddled during the crisis. For example, it was not always clear where authority resided on questions of what collateral would be adequate for an emergency loan. The report was the latest to detail aspects of the Fed’s actions during the financial crisis that were shrouded in mystery at the time. Another provision in last year’s Dodd-Frank Wall Street regulatory overhaul, also instigated by Sanders, required the disclosure of what individual banks and other entities received loans from the Fed. “As a result of this audit, we now know that the Federal Reserve provided more than $16 trillion in total financial assistance to some of the largest financial institutions and corporations in the United States and throughout the world,” Sanders said in a statement. “This is a clear case of socialism for the rich and rugged, you’re-on-your-own individualism for everyone else.” The Fed’s general counsel, Scott Alvarez, said in a letter responding to the GAO’s audit that officials will “strongly consider” the recommendations
  10. Obama Donor Arrested By FBI as 'Pakistani Agent' FBI arrests Pakistani agent for making political contributions in US By NBC's Pete Williams Law enforcement sources say the FBI has arrested an agent of Pakistan's official state intelligence service, accusing him of making thousands of dollars in political contributions in the United States without disclosing his connections to the Pakistani government. Syed Ghulam Fai will appear in federal court this afternoon in Alexandria, Virginia. He's not charged with being a spy. But he is charged with being an unregistered agent or lobbyist of the Pakistani government. He's the exective director of a group called the Kashmiri American Council, the sources say, and he has given tens of thousands of dollars to congressional candidates and party organizations
  11. Cancer Survivor Graduates From Ranger School July 15, 2011 Army News Service|by Vince Little FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Cpl. Austin Saunders could’ve taken a medical discharge. Few would’ve blamed him. He wanted a Ranger tab instead. The 21-year-old Infantryman successfully completed the 61-day grind of Ranger School, overcoming the mountains, swamps, sleep and food deprivation, and other tasks to graduate June 24. But first, he had to survive cancer. In March 2010, a month before Saunders’ second deployment with 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, he was diagnosed with lymphoma, cancer of the lymph nodes. The aggressive tumor erupted out of his skin, making one side of his neck the size of a softball. “It didn’t really hit me till I started chemo. I thought, ‘Hey, this is serious stuff,’” he said Friday. “It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done. … I never failed at anything before. I knew this was gonna be another obstacle I had to overcome. It sucked every day, but I knew I was going to beat it.” Saunders returned to his hometown of Grayson, Ga., a suburb north of Atlanta, and began chemotherapy at Emory University Hospital. He faced a week straight of high doses every 21 days. The sessions went on from March to July last year. His mother, Kim Yarbrough, a full-time nurse, said she took off from work to care for the oldest of her five children at home as he recuperated between treatments. That first month, however, Saunders spent 18 of 30 days in the hospital. “It was very difficult,” Yarbrough said, fighting back tears. “I stayed with him in the hospital through most of it. … The chemo takes the bad stuff, but also takes the good antibodies. It kills everything.” Saunders said he suffered through the typical nasty side effects: nausea, vomiting and loss of his hair. The chemo damages the esophagus lining " it’s nearly impossible to eat or drink anything. Doctors told him an older person or someone not in his physical shape wouldn’t have been able to handle the toxicity. “Because I’m a nurse, I just kinda went in that mode,” his mother said. “I’d literally set the timer at night and go check on him. I’d check his blood pressure and give him medicine for nausea. “I think I struggled a little more afterward than during. Looking back, it’s more traumatic. I look back now and think about what a miracle it really was.” His chemotherapy ended in late July. Two weeks later, Saunders returned to C Company’s 3rd Platoon. He was given the option of receiving an honorable discharge via an Army medical board, but he declined. “I had a lot of people tell me I should do that, and get the disability pay,” he said. “But I really wanted to stay in, continue what I was doing and not let it affect me at all. I didn’t want to join the Ranger Regiment and not have my tab. I wouldn’t have been able to quit knowing I wasn’t a 100 percent Ranger.” Saunders also went against his doctor’s advice in coming back to the platoon, regiment officials said. But he was cleared to conduct physical training and completed a vigorous battalion PT event, which consisted of an eight-mile run in body armor and various combat-related tasks. “It speaks volumes,” said Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Horsager, his platoon sergeant. “He could’ve gotten out of the military and been taken care of the rest of his life, but he didn’t do that. It’s pretty motivational to see a guy who has the drive to do that after surviving cancer and four months of chemo.” Several more medical hurdles remained before he could enter Ranger School, Horsager said. It required a number of waivers. But Saunders slowly regained his physical strength. By February, he’d fully recovered and was medically cleared for the Small Unit Ranger Tactics course. He went to Ranger School the following month. Attending and completing Ranger School was “one of the highlights of my military career,” Saunders said. “It was definitely awesome to graduate,” he said. “The physical part was hard for a lot of people. Being in the Ranger Regiment helped prepare me for it. The mental and emotional part was hardest for me, but my team leaders and squad leaders taught me everything I needed to know before I got there.” Saunders played football, basketball and baseball for Grayson High School, where he graduated in 2008 and joined the Army that summer. His competitive nature led him to the Ranger Regiment, he said. “I always liked being the best at everything,” he said. “I heard the Rangers were the best, and I wanted to be a part of this.” Saunders, who deployed to Afghanistan in 2009, said he wants to continue serving in the special operations community. When he returned to the unit following Ranger School, he became a senior gun team leader in 3rd Platoon. His advice for other Rangers? “It can always be worse than what it is right now,” he said. If the cancer doesn’t resurface within this first year, there’s a 98 percent chance it’ll stay in remission, doctors have told Saunders. “It’s incredible that he even went back. He didn’t have to, but he just did it,” Yarbrough said. “He looks better today than he did before. He looks awesome. “He’s always been that kid who’s been bound and determined. Whatever he sets his mind to, he’s going to do it. That’s just his personality.” All I can say is HOOAH!! Rangers Lead the Way
  12. Two never-finished Navy ships head to scrap heap Posted on July 20, 2011 by Conservative Byte They are the two ships no one wanted, almost constantly embroiled in one dispute or another for the past 25 years. The two Navy behemoths have never gone on a mission, were never even completed, yet they cost taxpayers at least $300 million. Now the vessels, the Benjamin Isherwood and the Henry Eckford, are destined to leave Virginia waters for good and be scrapped at a Texas salvage yard, with no money coming back to the U.S. Treasury. The Isherwood, stretching more than 660 feet, began its final journey this week, unceremoniously towed Tuesday from its mooring spot in the James River Reserve Fleet, also known as the “ghost fleet,” near Fort Eus-tis in Newport News. Its destination: International Shipbreaking Limited in Brownsville, Texas, just above the Mexico border. There, the vessel will be cut up, its innards removed and disposed of, and its steel and other metals sold as recycled products
  13. Thieves target ambulances July 23, 2011 Criminals are now preying on paramedics. News 8 has learned thieves have been breaking into ambulances right outside the doors of North Texas emergency rooms. Seconds matter for paramedics. They have to act quickly to save lives, which is hard to do if someone has stolen critical equipment or medications from their ambulance. The Coppell Fire Department lost a defibrillator that cost $35,000. The Lewisville Fire Department had a bag full of medicines stolen and now at least five fire departments are reporting ambulance break-ins in the last few days, Investigators believe the burglars are trying to sell the stolen items on the black market.
  14. One more observation, the "Green Thing" is supposedly of Democrat or Left wing ideals. But did you see all the trash left behind after Pres Obama's inauguration? Estimated at over 130 tons. That's TONS! Now, did you see pictures after a Tea Party rally? Or how about Glenn Beck's 8/28 Restoring Honor event? Over 500,000 people, and little if any trash left behind. Things that make you go hmmmmmm. Maybe the "Green Thing" is really a means to control the people? Naw, it couldn't be, could it?
  15. I agree with you completely. It is not appropriate to lump all cops as bad, or good for that matter. There is no doubt that these two cops are just plain evil, and need to go. There are good and bad people in most every occupation. And even good people who under pressure behave badly. There are some good politicians (very few imho), and even good lawyers. lol There are also bad service members in our military. Ft. Hood shooter for example.
  16. :lol: Oh I remember some, if not most of those, but I guess I'm not quite as old as you Rod. LOL. Great post.
  17. I, for one, would like to know the probable cause for the stop in the first place? And secondly, did the officers ASK for permission to search the car? There is NO excuse for the remainder of their actions what so ever!
  18. Poignant Moment: 9/11 Fire Truck Lowered Into Ground Zero Site Memorial Posted on July 21, 2011 at 1:59am by Tiffany Gabbay NEW YORK (The Blaze/AP) — A fire truck that rushed to the aid of victims on 9/11 returned to the World Trade Center site Wednesday as it was lowered like a huge flag-draped coffin into exhibition space for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. The truck was from the city fire department’s Ladder Company 3, which helped civilians escape from the trade center’s north tower on Sept. 11, 2001. The vehicle had sped to the twin towers from its firehouse in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood with 11 firefighters aboard – all of whom died when the towers collapsed. A crane lowered the 60,000-pound truck, shrouded in a white protective covering and decorated with the flags of the Fire Department of New York and the United States, 70 feet into the site as family members of firefighters who died on 9/11 wept, dozens of firefighters saluted and bagpipers played the national anthem. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, FDNY Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano and about 100 members of the FDNY, including all of the members of the current Ladder Company 3, stood solemnly during the ceremony. The company’s current fire truck, parked nearby on the site, raised its ladder in salute as the crane moved the shrouded truck to an opening in the roof of the museum, which is in the bowels of the site. The under-construction One World Trade Center skyscraper towered over the ceremony, its mirror-like skin shimmering under the hot sun. All around were signs of rebirth and reconstruction: Cranes hovered over the site and construction workers in safety helmets milled around as dust choked the air. To some, the ceremony was like a second funeral for the Ladder Company 3 firefighters who died nearly 10 years ago. “It’s almost like saying goodbye again,” said Carolyn Brown, 47, of Westbury, N.Y., whose brother Patrick “Paddy” Brown led the firefighters of Ladder Company 3 on 9/11. “It’s also more closure.” She dabbed her teary eyes with a tissue during the ceremony, and afterward said she hoped that museum visitors who see the truck will be reminded of the sacrifice that her brother and his fellow first responders made. “They gave their lives for everybody else here,” she said, adding that simply seeing the damage to the fire truck would likely elicit a physical reaction. “When they see that, it’s going to mean more. They will see it and feel it.” Maureen Dewan-Gilligan, whose 35-year-old brother, Gerard Dewan, was a firefighter with Ladder 3, also hoped visitors to the museum would react viscerally. “I would like them to remember that the fire engine was crushed in a heartbeat,” she said. Michael Moran, a member of Ladder Company 3 who got relieved from duty on Sept. 10, 2001, and whose brother died on 9/11, said bringing the rig back to the trade center was part of the healing process. “I think it’s a nice tribute to the guys of Ladder 3,” he said. He also hoped people would see the rig as a symbol of the firefighters’ sacrifices. “They gave up all their tomorrows on Sept. 11.” NY Daily News provides a moving video of the fire truck being lowered into the 9/11 memorial and community’s response: Cassano said museum visitors will be able to learn the story of how members of the FDNY did their job on that day. “They didn’t ask any questions. They went to those buildings, not knowing who they were going to rescue,” he said. “They knew people were in trouble. Unselfishly they gave their lives.” Joe Daniels, president of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, said the fire truck is emblematic of what first responders did on 9/11. “This will be the authentic vehicle that will tell that story,” he said. The fire truck had been stored in a climate-controlled room at a hanger and was escorted to the site by the current Ladder 3 truck. The cab of the truck was destroyed in the towers’ collapse and its main body and ladders were damaged and contaminated. The memorial plaza opens to the public on Sept. 12, a day after the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack. The museum will open next year. Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the attacks on the trade center, the deadliest single event for emergency responders in the U.S. The truck will join the remains of other emergency vehicles at the museum, including from the New York Police Department, the Port Authority Police Department and FDNY.
  19. U.S. Government Ends Chrysler Investment With $1.3 Billion Loss Posted on July 22, 2011 by Conservative Byte The U.S government has sold its shares in Chrysler LLC at a likely loss of $1.3 billion in taxpayer money, the Treasury Department said Thursday, announcing the end of a controversial investment that resurrected the troubled auto company. Italian automaker Fiat SpA, which has run the company since it emerged from bankruptcy protection in June 2009, purchased the U.S. government’s remaining 98,000 shares in the auto company for $560 million. The financial loss irritated Republican lawmakers. “I am deeply disturbed to learn that the Obama administration left $1.3 billion taxpayer dollars on the table in resolving its bailout of Chrysler,” said Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
  20. Shocking Video Unearthed Democrats in their own words Covering up the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Posted on July 22, 2011 by Conservative Byte Democrats in their own words Covering up the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Scam that caused our Economic Crisis. At a 2004 hearing see Democrat after Democrat covering up and attacking the regulations to protect Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (their Cash Cows) that are now destroying our economy because the Democrats let them cheat. Can we stop blaming Bush for everything now?
  21. Is Sharia Law Being Imposed in a Canadian Middle School? Posted on July 21, 2011 at 10:18am by Billy Hallowell •Critics claim Toronto District School Board is breaching Ontario’s Education Law by allowing Islamic prayer during the school day •An outside imam comes to the school to conduct weekly prayer meetings •Young girls who are menstruating are not allowed to participate and are separated from the group In America, the debate over prayer and its place in public schools never seems to simmer. But, we’re not alone. The heated discussion over faith in public education is occurring in Toronto, Canada, as well. In addition to general frustration over prayer, advocates and critics are outraged by the fact that young Islamic girls are separated from others during meetings due to menstruation – a provision that indicates Sharia law is potentially being imposed in the public school. These critics claim that the Ontario middle school is breaching Ontario’s Education Act — a law that provides guidelines for religion’s place in the public school system. To provide more in-depth details, the Toronto District School Board has been under fire for allowing an imam to hold Friday prayer services for Muslim students. These weekly religious meetings occur in Valley Park Middle School’s (again, a public educational facility) cafeteria. Between 300 and 400 of the school’s 1,200 students take part in the weekly meeting. While critics remain outraged, the district argues that freedom of religion trumps the Education Act and states that the district has an “obligation to accommodate faith needs.” Since Muslims must pray at a certain time during the day on Fridays, the district believes it is simply providing an avenue to ensure that young people can maintain their religious beliefs and practices. In the past, students would leave the school to worship at outside mosques. This created a variety of attendance issues for the district. To be clear on the matter, the Education Act reads as follows: Subject to subsections (2) and (3), a board shall not permit any person to conduct religious exercises or to provide instruction that includes indoctrination in a particular religion or religious belief in a school. Sections (2) and (3) highlight some exceptions to this rule. Among them, the board may permit a person to conduct religious instruction “that includes indoctrination” if it is not conducted by or under the authority of the board, and if the activities are conducted “before or after the school’s instructional program” (or on a non-school day). Critics maintain that these exemptions have not been met and that the Friday activities are, thus, breaching the law. Some, including at least one imam, have made suggestions to address the controversy. Since having an outside religious leader come into the school appears to be problematic, students could be trained to deliver their own sermons (though religious teaching would require that only boys do so). But, for now, this suggestion has not yet been implemented and controversy remains. The Toronto Star has more: Valley Park’s prayer services, which until recently operated without complaint, have raised a debate about the place of religion in an increasingly diverse public system. One Hindu group plans protests, and the progressive Muslim Canadian Congress is contemplating legal action to force the board to comply with the Education Act. Below, watch a representative of a Hindu advocacy group explain opposition to the “special accommodations” allotted to the school’s Muslim population: But, it’s not just the existence of the prayer services that have people in an uproar. Surprisingly, the meeting is conducted in Arabic and the school does not monitor what is said. Additionally, boys and girls enter separately, with the girls wearing scarves and shawls to cover their heads and arms. Credit: John Goddard/Toronto Star The most contentious issue, though, is the fact that girls who are menstruating are forced to sit at the back of the pack; they are permitted to listen but cannot take part (see the picture to the left). The New American has more about why this separation takes place: “Unclean” is the word Muslims use for girls who are menstruating. Sharia law states they must be separated from the “clean” students. Watch a news report, below, that covers the young girls’ separation due to their menstruation: On FiveFeetofFury, blogger Kathy Shaidle expresses her opinions on the matter, referencing the now infamous segregation picture: Yep, that’s part of the caption of the Toronto Star photo [the original caption read, "At Valley Park Middle School, Muslim students participate in the Friday prayer service. Menstruating girls, at the very back, do not take part"]. Yes, the country is Canadaand the year is 2011. Meanwhile over 150 Canadian soldiers died in Afghanistan to (ostensibly) fight for the rights and dignity of young Muslim women like these. Mark Steyn also covers about the situation and the image, writing: Not some exotic photojournalism essay from an upcountry village in Krappistan. But a typical Friday at a middle school in the largest city in Canada. I forget which brand of tampon used to advertise itself with the pitch “Now with new [whatever] you can go horse-riding, water-ski-ing, ballet dancing, whatever you want to do”, but perhaps they can just add the tag: “But not participate in Friday prayers at an Ontario public school. With the debate heating up over the past month, there’s no telling where this situation will lead. Some commentators claim that this is an opportunity for other groups to request special accommodations as well, while others believe religious activities have no place in public schools during daily instructional periods. Either way, the language barrier and the segregation of young girls are both problems the district will likely need to contend with. •Advocates fear outside imam has brought Sharia Law into the public school .
  22. Transcript and video can be found with link at bottom. Warning; Foul language Cop Threatens to Kill Concealed Carry Gun Owner During Traffic Stop Posted on July 21, 2011 at 1:05pm by Jonathon M. Seidl A police officer’s dash cam in Canton, OH caught a disturbing exchange last month between a cop and a driver during a traffic stop. In it, the cop can be heard (and seen) berating a man for not telling the officer immediately that he had a concealed carry permit and thus a concealed weapon, even saying at one point he should have killed the gun owner. But there’s just one problem: the man tried several times but the officer cut him off. That is a problem. In Ohio (as in many states), the law requires concealed carry gun owners to immediately inform law enforcement if they have a weapon when they are pulled over. So when the man, named William, was not allowed to do so immediately, and the cop eventually found out, that created an issue. Ohioans For Concealed Carry (OFCC) obtained the video and explains what happened on June 8, 2011: You can watch the events unfold below, and OFCC gives a play-by-play with some included text. WARNING, though, it does contain some graphic language: OFCC says the local police are investigating the issue and the officer’s conduct. Police officers do have the right to take their own security seriously. But as Ed Morrissey over at Hot Air explains, this seems different: In this case, though, a fair viewing of the videotape shows that the driver did attempt to notify the officers on more than one occasion before stepping out of the car, and tried to do so when the officer approached his window several minutes into the stop. He may not have done it very well, but it certainly doesn’t appear that the driver intended to keep the information from the police. The officer told him repeatedly to keep his mouth shut while they checked out the other two people involved in the stop. Threatening death and/or a beating to a man who tried repeatedly and finally succeeded in fulfilling his legal obligation to inform them is irrational and should be illegal. OFCC is now trying to raise funds for Williams defense. UPDATE: On the blog Wednesday, Meredith posted a video of an officer calmly and respectively checking and interacting with a gentleman who was legally and openly carrying an unloaded firearm in California. It’s worth noting how that officer handled his situation: Although they are different — one man was carrying concealed and the other carrying openly — the juxtaposition of the officers’ reactions are interesting.
  23. Home Depot Co-Founder: Obama Is Choking Recovery An eye-opening article by John Merline appeared last night in Investor’s Business Daily. In his piece, Merline interviews a man who knows a thing or two about creating jobs: Home Depot’s co-founder, Bernie Marcus. As Merline notes, Marcus and his partners founded Home Depot during a period of economic malaise similar to today’s: 1978 at the height of the Carter years. Since taking the company public in 1981, Merline has literally created over a hundred thousand jobs and is certainly qualified to comment on President Obama’s economic policies and their effect on job creation. In Merline’s interview with Marcus, they discuss, among other things, the impact of the Obama Administration’s explosion of regulations on small business: IBD: What’s the single biggest impediment to job growth today? Marcus: The U.S. government. Having built a small business into a big one, I can tell you that today the impediments that the government imposes are impossible to deal with. Home Depot would never have succeeded if we’d tried to start it today. Every day you see rules and regulations from a group of Washington bureaucrats who know nothing about running a business. And I mean every day. It’s become stifling. Read more:
  24. Iraq’s Position on Financial Promises Broad Prospects and a Better Future Baghdad, and out of the third conference of the ambassadors of Iraq and diplomatic missions, its work in Baghdad, as discussed Iraq’s relationship with his surroundings the Arab and the need to upgrade them to the optimum level, and hosted the conference Central Bank Governor Dr Sinan Shabibi who made a presentation of the monetary policy and the financial position of Iraq. And said Statement of Foreign Affairs of Iraq received the Agency (news) a copy of it on Wednesday: The Conference discussed the center of Arab politics of Iraq and its relations with Arab countries have stressed on the importance and the need to upgrade them to the optimum level so as to ensure sound relations and common interests and to achieve security and stability in the region. And discussed Congress also Iraq’s role is vital in the region, based on its human, economic and democratic system and cooperate closely with the brotherly Arab countries and relations on the basis of mutual respect and non-interference in internal affairs and respect for territorial integrity and sovereignty of all. And the statement added that the conference hosted by Dr. Shabibi central bank governor who made a presentation center for monetary policy and the current Iraq and the financial position, which promises broad prospects, Iraq was able to accomplish his plans of development, investment and secure a better future for the Iraqi people. The conference was hosted yesterday evening Susumu her Segawa, Ambassador of Japan in Iraq, who spoke on the relationship of friendship between the two countries and joint cooperation and the position of Japan in support of the wheel and political democracy in Iraq, as referred to the assistance programs provided by the Government of Japan in the reconstruction and contribute to the implementation of several large projects, especially in the field of energy, oil, and what he believes rebuilding the infrastructure of the Iraqi economy.
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