” Chemical weapons experts voiced skepticism Friday about U.S. claims that the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad had used the nerve agent sarin against rebels on at least four occasions this spring, saying that while the use of such a weapon is always possible, they’ve yet to see the telltale signs of a sarin gas attack, despite months of scrutiny.
“It’s not unlike Sherlock Holmes and the dog that didn’t bark,” said Jean Pascal Zanders, a leading expert on chemical weapons who until recently was a senior research fellow at the European Union’s Institute for Security Studies. “It’s not just that we can’t prove a sarin attack, it’s that we’re not seeing what we would expect to see from a sarin attack.”
Foremost among those missing items, Zanders said, are cellphone photos and videos of the attacks or the immediate aftermath.
“In a world where even the secret execution of Saddam Hussein was taped by someone, it doesn’t make sense that we don’t see videos, that we don’t see photos, showing bodies of the dead, and the reddened faces and the bluish extremities of the affected,” he said.
Other experts said that while they were willing to give the U.S. intelligence community the benefit of the doubt, the Obama administration has yet to offer details of what evidence it has and how it obtained it.”
Just more unsubstantiated claims from an unsubstantiated administration . For an administration that promised to be the ” most open , honest and transparent” and has been anything but , Obama has a out-sized expectation of us taking what they claim on faith . To date they’ve shown no reason for us to believe anything they say . Quite the contrary , actually .
” Hundreds of protesters continue to occupy Gezi Park in Istanbul, despite calls by the Turkish Prime Minister for them to withdraw…. euronews, the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe”
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#OpIsrael-Reloaded: X-Blackerz Inc Hacks Israeli Hosting Company, Defaces 71 Sites & Leaks Admin Info
” A hacker going with the handle of X-Blackerz Inc, supporting Anonymous hackavists on #OpIsrael has hacked into the server of an Israeli based hosting company, ending up with defacing 71 Israeli websites and leaking hosting details online.
The hacker left a deface page, along with a message in text and a Youtube video; explaining the reason for attacking Israeli cyber space.”
” During the 2008 campaign, Obama pledged to cut the federal deficit in half in four years; he increased it by nearly 50%. He promised to “reach across the aisle and work with the other side”; he has spent 4 1/2 years blaming Republicans for everything under the sun. He promised “the most transparent administration in history”; we all know how that turned out, don’t we?
At issue for Nader was Obama’s pledge during this year’s State of the Union address to call on Congress to raise the minimum wage to $9.00 an hour and peg future adjustments to inflation, which O said was an issue on which he and Mitt Romney agreed.
When Nader was asked by Goodman if Obama’s proposal wasn’t, in fact, what he was calling for as well, he responded:
“Yeah, has there – has there been a bigger con man in the White House than Barack Obama? He hasn’t lifted a finger since he made those statements. And when he made the statements in the 2008 campaign, he said nothing for four years on raising the minimum wage. He made no pressure on Congress. He hasn’t even unleashed people in his own White House on this issue.” “
While we totally disagree with Nader on nearly everything including his spiel on the minimum wage , we certainly again that there has “never been a bigger con-man in the White House” .
” There is no evidence that the FBI has contacted a single tea party group in its criminal investigation of the Internal Revenue Service, according to the groups the IRS abused.
“We have not been contacted by any federal investigative agency and, to date, none of our clients have been contacted or interviewed by the FBI,” Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice told The Daily Caller on Thursday. The ACLJ has filed suit against the IRS on behalf of 25 conservative groups, with additional groups being added in the next couple weeks, according to a spokesman.
“I have been very surprised that I have not heard from anybody and frankly, none of my clients have. I talk to other tea party leaders on a regular basis,” said Cleta Mitchell, the lawyer largely credited with pushing the IRS abuses to the forefront.”
” The NSA, through secret court orders served to U.S. telecommunications firms, scoops up metadata relating to almost all calls made into and within the U.S., which it can later query as part of a terror investigation. U.S. officials say that kind of work, in concert with other techniques, has helped thwart “dozens” of terrorist plots in the U.S. and overseas. Critics charge it represents an invasion of privacy.
The typical smartphone user can give off a total of nearly 100 pieces of highly technical data through calls, texts and other activities, according to research by Tracy Ann Kosa, a digital-privacy expert at the University of Ontario. This information includes the time that phones make contact with cellphone towers, the direction of the tower with respect to the phone and the signal strength at the time.
Ms. Kosa said much of the data is “insignificant on its own.” But “every little piece counts,” she said. “Think of it like footsteps—or calories.” “
” The NSA is violating the Constitution by compiling the private phone records of Americans not accused of a crime. Rand Paul is standing up and saying that’s unacceptable.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Rand Paul held a press conference today to announce his intent to pursue legal action against the National Security Agency’s vast overreach of power as it relates to telecommunication privacy and government surveillance. Various legal options are currently being explored and legal action will be announced in the next few weeks.”
At least we have a few friends of the Constitution left in Washington . Very few , admittedly , but a few nevertheless .
” The stand taken by the Osage Nation against a proposed wind energy project on Indian lands in northeastern Oklahoma is based on the tribe’s cultural and religious traditions tied to America’s national symbol, tribal leaders said.
They spoke during an Internet forum arranged by conservationists seeking to draw attention to deaths of protected bald and golden eagles caused when they collide with turbines and other structures at wind farms.
The project proposed by Wind Capital Group of St. Louis would erect 94 wind turbines on 8,400 acres that the Osage Nation says contains key eagle-nesting habitat and migratory routes.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Interior Department agency tasked with protecting eagles and other wildlife to ensure their survival, is not sure how many eagles have been killed each year by wind farms amid rapid expansion of the facilities under the Obama administration.
UNDERESTIMATED EAGLE DEATHS
Reporting is voluntary by wind companies whose facilities kill eagles, said Alicia King, spokeswoman for the agency’s migratory bird program.
She estimated wind farms have caused 85 deaths of bald and golden eagles nationwide since 1997, with most occurring in the last three years as wind farms gained ground through federal and state grants and other government incentives.”
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Thomas Carnahan — Founder of Wind Capital Group, a developer of Midwestern wind farms
” Carnahan’s been linked to the Obama administration before. One of his company’s projects in Missouri received a $107 million federal tax credit from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Carnahan’s father, Mel Carnahan, served as Missouri Governor and his mother was U.S. Senator Jean Carnahan. His brother, Russ Carnahan, has served in the House of Representatives since 2006.”
Bundler: Tom S. Carnahan
Employer: Wind Capital Group State: MO Bundler Status for 2008: Bundler for Barack Obama, raised at least $100000 Name Disclosed By Candidate: Y Bundler Status for 2012: Bundler for Barack Obama, raised at least $500000 Name Disclosed By Candidate: Y Federal Lobbyist: N
As the above information indicates , it is very profitable to be a friend of Barack . Not only do environmental rules not apply to FOB but if you contribute enough to his continued survival you may also qualify for grants , loans , tax breaks or what have you . Witness the $107 million dollar “stimulus” tax credit awarded to Wind Capital Group .
Apparently environmental laws are only useful in closing down or inhibiting businesses and industries that have failed to cough up large contributions to Obama’s war chest . If you’re a bundler , you’re exempt from the law . Just more cronyism and corruption from the most criminal administration in history .
” Three hundred US Marines have been deployed to northern Jordan to pave the way for the West to arm Syrian rebels.
A Patriot anti-aircraft missile system, designed to protect Jordanian territory from attack by Assad missiles, has also been moved into the area.
The deployment, seen by The Times north of Al-Mafraq, has been put in place under cover of a military training exercise being held this week, but it will remain there for months.”
” Suspended and arrested after refusing to change his NRA shirt. Today, 14-year-old Jared Marcum appeared before a judge and was officially charged with obstructing an officer.A $500 fine and up to a year in jail, that’s the penalty that Jared could face, now that a judge has allowed the prosecution to move forward with it’s obstructing an officer charge against him.“Me, I’m more of a fighter and so is Jared and eventually we’re going to get through this,” Jared’s father Allen Lardieri said. ”I don’t think it should have ever gotten this far.”The Logan County Police Department initially claimed that the at-the-time 8th grade Logan Middle School student was arrested for disturbing the education process, obstructing an officer and Lardieri says that officers even went as far as threatening to charge Jared with making terroristic threats.”
Published on Jun 13, 2013
” Whistleblower Edward Snowden exposed the government’s wide-ranging and unconstitutional surveillance of American citizens. Now what? Shepard Smith, Elizabeth Goitien, Andrew Napolitano, Bob Beckel. http://www.LibertyPen.com“
763 BC - Assyrians record a solar eclipse that will be used to fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history.
923 - Battle of Soissons: King Robert I of France is killed and King Charles the Simple is arrested by the supporters of Duke Rudolph of Burgundy.
1094 - Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar [El Cid] occupies Valencia on the Moren
1184 - King Magnus V of Norway is killed at the battle of Fimreite.
1215 - King John signs Magna Carta at Runnymede, England
1219 - King Valdemar brought victory for Denmark
1219 - Dannebrog – oldest national flag in the world – and flag of Denmark. According to legend, fell from the sky during the Battle of Lyndanisse (now Tallinn) in Estonia, and turned the Danes’ luck.
1246 - Battle at Leitha: Hungary-Austrian
1389 - Battle of Kossovo; Turks defeat Serbs
1567 - Battle at Carberry Scot: Protestant troops beat Earl Bothwells army
1643 - Able Tasmania returns to Batavia after discovering Tasmania
1664 - NJ established
1741 - Capt Bering leaves Petropavlovsk, sailing to America
1752 - Ben Franklin’s performs his kite-flying experiment
1762 - Austria uses 1st paper currency
1775 - George Washington appointed commander-in-chief of American Army
1779 - General Anthony Wayne captures Stony Point, Bronx
1785 - 2 French balloonists die in world’s 1st fatal aviation accident
1804 - 12th amendment ratified; deals with manner of choosing president
1836 - Arkansas becomes 25th state
1844 - Goodyear patents vulcanization of rubber
1846 - Oregon Treaty signed, setting US-British boundary at 49°N
1851 - Jacob Fussell, Baltimore dairyman, sets up 1st ice-cream factory
1859 - Pig War: Ambiguity in the Oregon Treaty leads to the “Northwestern Boundary Dispute” between U.S. and British/Canadian settlers.
1861 - Johnston evacuates Harpers Ferry
1862 - Gen JEB Stuart completes his “ride around McClellan”
1863 - 2nd battle at Winchester Va, ends in Federal defeat; 1350 casualities
1864 - -17] Skirmish at Gilgal Church, Georgia
1864 - Battle for Petersburg begins as Gen Grant assaults Confederate line
1864 - Capt Mendell begins building 640m long ponton bridge over James R Va
1864 - Robert E Lee’s home area (Arlington, VA) becomes a military cemetery
1867 - Atlantic Cable Quartz Lode gold mine located in Montana.
1869 - Celluloid patented by John Wesley Hyatt, Albany, NY
1869 - Mike McCoole (US) defeats Tom Allen (England) in bare-knuckle bout
1871 - Phoebe Couzins is 1st woman graduate of a US collegiate law school
1877 - Henry Ossian Flipper becomes 1st African American to graduate from West Point Military Academy
1878 - 1st attempt at motion pictures (used 12 cameras, each taking 1 picture) done to see if all 4 of a horse’s hooves leave the ground
1887 - Carlisle D Graham survives 2nd ride in Niagara waterfall in barrel
1898 - US marines attack Spanish off Guantánamo Cuba
1904 - Side-wheeler “General Slocum” burns in NY’s East River (1,031 die)
1911 - Tabulating Computing Recording Corporation (IBM) is incorporated.
1913 - The Battle of Bud Bagsak in the Philippine concludes.
1915 - US government mints 1st $50 gold pieces, for Panama Pacific Expo
1916 - Boys Scouts of America forms
1918 - 1″ of snow falls in Northern Pennsylvania
1918 - 50th Belmont: Frank Robinson aboard Johren wins in 2:20.6
1920 - Duluth lynchings in Minnesota.
1921 - Bessie Coleman reaches France as US 1st black pilot
1924 - Ford Motor Company manufactures its 10 millionth Model T automobile
1924 - J Edgar Hoover assumed leadership of the FBI
1924 - Native Americans are proclaimed US citizens
1928 - Ty Cobb, 41, steals home for 50th & final time
1934 - Great Smokey Mountains National Park dedicated
1940 - France surrenders to Hitler, German troops occupy Paris
1943 - Congress of racial Equality (CORE) forms
1944 - US forces begin invasion of Saipan in Pacific
1951 - 1st coml electronic computer dedicated Phila
1951 - Joe Louis scored his last knock out victory
1954 - Great Britain’s 2 biggest steel factory nationalized
1955 - The Eisenhower administration stages the first annual “Operation Alert” (OPAL) exercise, an attempt to assess the USA’s preparations for a nuclear attack.
1957 - 89th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Gallant Man wins in 2:26.6
1960 - Angel Cordero wins his 1st of over 7000 horse races
1960 - Argentina complains to UN about Israeli illicit transfer of Eichmann
1962 - Students for a Democratic Society complete the Port Huron Statement.
1963 - SF Giants Juan Marichal no-hits Houston Colt .45s, 1-0
1964 - Last French troops leave Algeria
1965 - Denny McLain in relief strikesout 1st 7 batters faced & record 14 in 6 2/3 innings, Bill Freehan ties catcher record of 19 putouts
1968 - Yummy Yummy Yummy by Ohio Express hits #4
1969 - ”Hee Haw” with Roy Clark & Buck Owens premieres on CBS TV
1969 - Mets help their power needs by adding 1st baseman Donn Clendenon
1972 - Rock fall inside Vierzy Tunnel (France) causes 2 train crash; 107 die
1973 - ”American Graffiti” opens in NYC
1974 - ”Streak” by Ray Stevens hit #1 on UK pop chart
1977 - NY Mets trade Tom Seaver to Reds for Pat Zachry
1982 - Supreme Court rules all children, regardless of citizenship, are entitled to a public education
1983 - Supreme Court struck down state & local restrictions on abortion
1984 - Thomas Hearns KOs Roberto Duran
1985 - Rembrandt’s painting Danaë is attacked by a man later judged insane; he threw sulfuric acid on the canvas and cut it twice with his knife.
1987 - Bettino Craxi’s Socialist Party wins election in Italy
1987 - Michael Spinks TKOs Gerry Cooney in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1991 - Climactic eruption of the Mount Pinatubo volcano in the Philippines
1991 - Birth of the first federal political party in Canada that supports Quebec nationalism, le Bloc Québécois.
1992 - 1st Berlin Air Show in 60 years
1992 - Jeff Reardon breaks Rollie Fingers’ save record with #342
1992 - Dan Quayle, relying on faulty card, erroneously instructs Trenton NJ, elementary student to spell “potato,” “potatoe” during spelling bee
1994 - Disney’s “Lion King,” opens in theaters with $42 million
1994 - NY Giants cut quarterback Phil Simms
1994 - Ruth Bader Ginsburg, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
1996 - IRA bomb in Manchester wrecks city centre at 11.17am, injuring 200
2002 - Near earth asteroid 2002 MN missed the Earth by 75,000 miles (120,000 km), about one-third of the distance between the Earth and the Moon
2012 - Apple I computer sells for a record $374,500
2012 - Five Dutch banks, including ING, receive credit rating downgrades of one or two notches
1221 - Frederik II, [Strijdbare], duke of Austria
1330 - Edward, the black prince, prince of Wales (1343-1376)
1542 - Richard Grenville, English parliament leader/vice-admiral (Roanoke)
1553 - Ernst, archduke of Austria/governor of the Netherlands
1624 - Hiob Ludolf, German orientalist (d. 1704)
1640 - Bernard Lamy, French mathematician (d. 1715)
1755 - Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy, French chemist (d. 1809)
1765 - Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger, German mathematician (d. 1831)
1767 - Rachel Donelson Jackson, wife of Pres Andrew (1828-37) (died 1828)
1789 - Josiah Henson, American slave and settlement founder (d. 1883)
1833 - Edward Moody McCook, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1909
1884 - Harry Langdon, Council Bluffs IA, comic/director (Strong Man)
1900 - Paul J Mares, US, jazz trumpetist/composer (Farewell blues)
1900 - Gotthard Günther, German philosopher (d. 1984)
1908 - Sam Giancana, American mafioso (d. 1975)
1910 - David Rose, London England, orchestra leader (Red Skelton Show, Stripper)
1914 - Saul Steinberg, Romania, cartoonist/illustrator (New Yorker)
1914 - Yuri Andropov, Russian KGB chief/1st secretary
1914 - Hilda Terry, American Cartoonist (d. 2006)
1916 - Marshall Field IV, publisher/editor (Chic Daily News, Sunday Times)
1919 - Van Barfoot, Edinburg, Mississippi, Army colonel and Medal of Honour recipient, (d. 2012)
1923 - Errol Garner, American jazz pianist (Misty) (d. 1977)
1926 - Shigeru Kayano, Japanese Ainu activist (d. 2006)
1927 - Hugo Pratt, graphic artist
1929 - Nigel Pickering, guitarist (Spanky & Our Gang)
1932 - Einar K Enevoldson, US, Nasa test pilot (X-24B)
1934 - Ruby Nash Cutis, Akron Oh, rocker (Ruby & The Romantics)
1937 - Waylon Jennings, country singer/guitarist (Ramblin’ Man)
1939 - Ward Connerly, American political figure
1941 - Harry Nilsson, Bkln NY, singer/guitarist (Midnight Cowboy)
1942 - Xaveria Hollander, [DeVries], Surabaya Indonesia, auth (Happy Hooker)
1943 - Johnny Halliday, rocker
1944 - Inna Ryskai, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-2 gold/2 silver-1964-76)
1944 - Robert Keppel, American criminologist
1945 - Rod Argent, England, keyboardist (Zombies-She’s Not There)
1945 - Lawrence Wilkerson, American retired military officer
1946 - Janet Lennon, vocalist (Lennon Sisters)
1947 - Lee Purcell, Cherry Point NC, actor (Big Wednesday, Mr Majestyk)
1949 - Jim Varney, Lexington Kentucky, American actor (Ernest Goes to Jail, Hey Vern)
1949 - Dusty Baker, baseball player (LA Dodgers)
1950 - Noddy Holder, rock vocalist/guitarist (Slade-Cum On Feel The Noize)
1954 - James Belushi, Chicago Ill, comedian (Sat Night Live, Trading Places)
1955 - Julie Hagerty, Cincinnati OH, actress (Airplane, Princesses)
1955 - Sally E Silverstone, Walthamstow England, Co-Captain (Biosphere 2)
1955 - Polly Draper, Gary, Indiana, American actress (Thirtysomething, Side Effects)
1957 - Brad Gillis, rock guitarist/vocalist (Night Ranger)
1957 - Brett Butler, MLB center fielder
1957 - Clio Goldsmith, Paris France, actress (Gift, Heat of Desire)
1958 - Wade Boggs, Nebraska, Red Sox/Yank 3rd baseman (AL bat champ 1985-88)
1959 - Eileen Davidson, Artesia California, actress (Kristen-Days of our Life)
1963 - Helen Hunt, LA California, actress (Jamie-Mad About You, Twister)
1963 - Scott Rockenfield, drummer (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
1964 - Courteney Cox, Birmingham, Alabama, American actress (Monica Geller on the NBC sitcom Friends)
1969 - Ice Cube, rap singer/actor (Boyz in the Hood, Anaconda)
1970 - Leah Remini, American actress
1971 - Jake Busey, American actor
1973 - Neil Patrick Harris, Albuquerque NM, actor (Doogie Howser MD)
1975 - Rachel Wacholder, American beach volleyballer
1976 - Gary Lightbody, Northern Irish musician (Snow Patrol)
1979 - Charles Zwolsman Jr., Dutch racing driver
1981 - William Dean Martin, American musician (Good Charlotte)
923 - Robert I, King of France (922-23), dies in battle
948 - Romanus I Lecapenus, Armenian emperor of Byzantium (919-44), dies
991 - Theophanu, wife of Holy Roman Emperor Otto II and regent of Otto III, dies (b. 960)
1073 - Emperor Go-Sanjō of Japan (b. 1034)
1246 - Frederik II “the Strijdbare”, duke of Austria, dies in battle at 25
1381 - Wat Tyler, leader of English Peasants’ Revolt, beheaded in London
1389 - Lazar I, Serbian prince, dies in battle
1389 - Murad I, Osmaans sultan, dies in battle
1397 - Count of Eu, French knight, dies in Turkish captivity
1467 - Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, dies at 70
1557 - Sebastiaan Van Noyen, military master builder, dies
1666 - Pieter de Bitter, Dutch admiral (Colombo, Goa), dies
1702 - Georg E Rumphius, German nature explorer, dies
1703 - Gillis Schey, Dutch admiral (battle at Lowestoft), dies at 58
1768 - James Short, Scottish mathematician and optician (b. 1710)
1849 - James Knox Polk, 11th Pres (1845-1849), dies in Nashville, Tenn at 53
1865 - Edmun Ruffin, US secessionist/writer, commits suicide
1905 - Hermann von Wissmann, German African expl/gov East-Africa, dies
1907 - William Le Baron Jenney, US architect, dies
1917 - Kristian Birkeland, Norwegian physicist (b. 1867)
1917 - Lillian Bassman, Russian emigrant to America, photographer and painter (Harper’s Bazaar), (d. 2012)
1941 - Otfrid Foerster, German neurologist (b. 1873)
1968 - Samuel Earl “Wahoo Sam” Crawford, baseball pitcher, dies at 88
1968 - Wes Montgomery, jazz guitarist, dies of a heart attack at 48
1982 - Art[hur E] Pepper, US, alto saxophonist, dies at 56
1985 - Robert Stethem, U.S. Navy Seabee diver murdered by terrorists on TWA Flight 847 (b. 1961)
1987 - Walter W Heller, US economist (Old Myths & New Realities), dies at 71
1989 - Victor French, actor (#44-Get Smart, Highway to Heaven), dies at 54
1993 - John Connally, (Gov-D/R-Texas), dies at 76
1996 - Ella Fitzgerald, singer, dies at 78
1996 - Fitzroy Maclean, the original James Bond, dies at 85
1996 - Jean Gimpel, author/iconoclast, dies at 77
2002 - Choi Hong Hi, founder of Taekwon-Do (b. 1918)
2003 - Hume Cronyn, Canadian actor (b. 1911)
2007 - Claudia Cohen, American gossip columnist and socialite (b. 1950)
2007 - Sherri Martel, American professional wrestler and valet (b. 1958)
2008 - Stan Winston, American special effects and makeup artist, and film director (b. 1946)
2011 - Bill Haast, American Herpetologist (b. 1910)