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GOP feels it has a chance.. January 23, 2010

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Three days after Scott Brown pulled in upset in Massachusetts, the GOP is finally getting it’s grove back and thinks it has a chance to get more seats in the 2010 midterm elections. Some though still doubt it, just saying it was just one election. BWC sees this has a chance for the GOP to take the Tea Party group into their hands and get them to vote for their running mates, if they get back to principles.

“This was a wakeup call. This was an unavoidable signal that their governing style was not working.” Said a Democratic Analyst. Even liberals see this has a major set back to their plans, including Health Care, Cap and Trade, and more.

The GOP on the other hand, loves to see the crumbling and disorganizing on the democratic party. They can use it’s weakness to take over Congress again, they think. As we said earlier, if the Republicans plan to get the growing numbers of the Tea Party middle, they will need to go back to principles and follow the U.S. Constitution.

However, Republicans still face two very big hurdles before they can take over Congress. They still need 40 seats in the House and ten seats in the Senate, a tough challenge in any year and one that will surely lead to trench warfare for the more than 40 weeks before Election Day.

This 2010 will be one interesting year..

Judge Sets $20M Bail for Woman Accused of Kidnapping Jaycee Dugard January 22, 2010

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A judge has set bail at $20 million for a woman blamed of kidnapping and raping Jaycee Dugard and holding her imprisoned for 18 years.

In setting the high bail amount, El Dorado Superior Court Judge Douglas Phimister said Thursday he considered Nancy Garrido to be a threat to the community and a flight risk.  Garrido has pleaded not guilty in the 1991 kidnapping and sexual assault. Her husband, Phillip Garrido, also has pleaded not guilty. His bail was set at $30 million in September.

Also Thursday, Phimister assigned a new lawyer for Nancy Garrido and said a weeks-long dispute over her representation had sidetracked the case and could adversely affect the defendant’s rights.

The next hearing is scheduled for the 25th of March.

A huge credit to Foxnews for the information and the picture.

‘Chemical Ali’ Gets New Death Sentence in Iraq January 17, 2010

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Saddam Hussein’s scandalous cousin “Chemical Ali” was convicted Sunday of crimes against humanity, receiving a death sentence for his participation in a poison gas attack on Halabja. Families of victims in court applauded when the judge handed down the guilty verdict against Ali Hassan al-Majid in a trial for one of the worst poisonous gas attacks against civilians. He has already acquired three earlier death sentences for atrocities committed during Saddam’s rule, particularly in the government’s campaigns against the Shiites and Kurds in the 1980s and 1990s.

Other officials in Saddam’s regime received jail terms for their roles in the 1988 attack on the Kurdish town of Halabja close to the Iranian border. Former Defense Minister Sultan Hashim al-Taie faces 15 years in prison, as does Iraq’s former director of military intelligence, Sabir Azizi al-Douri.

Nazik Tawfiq, 45, a Kurdish woman who said she lost six of her family members in the attack came to court by herself to hear the sentence. She fell to her knees and began to pray upon hearing the verdict against al-Majid. Rest of the story.

Credit to Foxnews for the information and the picture.

Scott Brown to make Historic Upset in Northeast January 16, 2010

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As people are ready to vote Scott Brown now leads the Democrat attorney general for Ted Kennedy’s seat, a poll released just shows. Bill Clinton & and John Kerry (D) are backing their leftist colleague, but conservative shows are supporting Scott Brown. That support may lead to a victory for Scott Brown (R), many believe. Many believe this due to the fact how this current congress is spending us into a huge amount a debt and act like it’s no big deal. The people will show congress what is really coming up ahead in 2010. Obama was supposed to go out to Massachusetts and campaign for the attorney general, but decided not to go, the White House pointed out.

Scott Brown currently is set to win, earning about 1 million dollars a day compared to the Democrat Martha Coakley  who is making far shorter than that.

I think this shows how the people are angry with Congress and the Obama administration, it reflects a lot more than the elections in November reflected. What are your views? Who do you think will win? Comment below.   Ted Kennedy has held this seat for a very a long time, and a Republican coming in and taking it away – is a huge deal.

Shake, Rattle, and Roll – Earthquakes! January 11, 2010

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Over the past two days California has been experiencing a lot of seismic activity.  Yesterday at about 4:27 p.m. PST a 6.5 magnitude quake struck offshore in Northern California approximately 30 miles from the cities of Ferndale and Eureka.  This massive quake was felt in Northern California, Nevada, and in Oregon.  Fortunately, this quake caused no injuries or death and only minor damage.  Since that quake there have been hundreds of measurable aftershocks in the vicinity of the large quake.  Further, there was 4.1 quake on the Mexican border at 10:35 p.m. PST which was felt to be an aftershock of the magnitude 5.9 quake that hit a few weeks ago on December 30th.  So what does all this shaking mean for the United States and the State of California.  One can only speculate that it is a precursor to an even bigger quake or that it is the earth letting off pressure in areas of well know and active faults.  Whatever the case it is a reminder to Californians to always be prepared for emergencies whether they be from earthquakes, fire, mudslides, floods, and even tsunamis!

Thanks to Breitbart.com for the update:  http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9D57GDG3&show_article=1

For more information on earthquakes:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/index.php

or on California Quakes in particular:

http://www.data.scec.org/

Togo National Soccer Team Withdraws From African Cup After Attack January 10, 2010

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Hosting the African Cup of Nations was Angola’s chance to show it is compensating from decades of war, but tragedy struck as gunmen showered bullets at Togo’s national team, killing three people and forcing its withdrawal from the soccer tournament.

Africa’s main soccer tournament was assumed to open as arranged on Sunday, even though players from other countries showed shock at the unexpected attack on the Togo team bus as it traveled through Angola’s restive oil-rich Cabinda province. In South Africa, the local organizing committee of the World Cup said the ambush had no relevance to the approaching global sports event that starts in June. Spokesman Rich Mkhondo said FIFA views Friday’s attack as an isolated incident which could have happened anywhere on the planet.

The attack in Angola, an earlier Portuguese colony, killed an assistant coach, a team spokesperson and the bus driver, according to the team and the Togolese government.

The violence came as unexpected because unrest associated with Cabinda, a northern enclave cut off from the rest of Angola by a strip of Congo, has been at low levels. The main separatist group is the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda, or FLEC. The Angolan information minister accused the group for the attack. Rest of the story.

Well, what do you guys think?

Credit to Foxnews for the information and the picture.

News Corp. , Time Warner & Fox Makes Deal to keep Fox on the Air January 4, 2010

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We hope you all had a great and safe New Year. We sure did.

A few months after a contract dispute took place, Fox & Time Warner Cable finally make deal to keep Fox, Fox News, and any other Fox Network on the air. News Corp. also made a deal to keep Fox going through their Network. Many people where concerned about Fox being taking off their selection of channels. People didn’t want to miss their shows on Fox, as well as the bowl games, and even the News Network. The deadline came and gone but no deal was made. The deal time was then extended into today, where they got a deal done. Fox wanted a certain amount a money paid to them per subscriber, but Time Warner and News Corp. discouraged that.

Both companies and Fox were both happy with the deal that was made, spokemans said from each company. If you’re an American, would of this mattered or affected you? Comment below.

Airline Bomb Suspect Reportedly Groomed While a Student in London December 30, 2009

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The Christmas Day airline bomb plot suspect arranged a meeting under the banner “War on Terror Week” as he engaged himself in radical politics while a student in London. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, a former president of the Islamic Society at University College London, advertised speakers including political figures, human rights lawyers and former Guantanamo detainees.

Security sources are disappointed that the picture appearing of his undergraduate years advises that he was recruited by Al Qaeda in London. Security sources said that Islamist radicalization was rife on university campuses, especially in London, and that college authorities had “a patchy record in facing up to the problem.” Previous anti-terrorist inquiries have discovered evidence of extremists using political meetings and religious study circles to classify potential recruits.

It appeared Tuesday night that Abdulmutallab featured on the periphery of one counterterrorism intelligence operation in Britain. U.S. intelligence authorities are also looking at discussions between him and at least one Al Qaeda member.

He is suprisingly the fourth president of a London student Islamic society to face terrorist charges in just three years. One is facing a retrial on charges that he was part of the 2006 liquid bomb plot to blow up airliners. Two others have been convicted of terrorist offences since 2007.

Abdulmutallab left UCL last year. The Times reported that his venture to renew his student visa in May this year was based on an application to study “life coaching” at a non-existent college. That visa refusal may have saved Britain from an attack. His terrorist training took a new turn in August when he moved to the country of Yemen, ostensibly to study Arabic, and was schooled by Al Qaeda there.

Tuesday, the U.S. put the underwear he wore on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day on display. Explosives had been sewn into them. As the plane approached Detroit the material ignited, shooting 6-foot flames up the cabin wall. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which has alleged the attack, said that the device deteriorated because of a “faulty detonator.” Rest of the story.

Credit to Foxnews for the information and the picture.

The ‘System Failed’ December 29, 2009

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Where the terrorist had the bomb.

A few days after the attempted terrorist attack, the director of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano acknowledged that the system failed from keeping the terrorist off the plane. Days before saying that the system did work. The man carried the device in his underwear passed two security check points before boarding the plane that was going to Detroit, Michigan. He was not on the ‘no fly’ list, but was in a database pointing him towards terrorist ties. Napolitano told Fox News quote “Here, clearly, something went wrong. We want to fix that problem,”.  And a huge problem this is, and a problem we see in the future for security of the United States. Luckily, there was a malfunction in the device called ‘PETN’ which may have saved 278 passengers and the Northwest Crew’s lives. The suspect was released and sent to a jail outside the city of Detroit.

Hopefully this will not happened again. The government needs to stiffen up security and continue to find these terrorists and keep them out the U.S.

Christmas Facts December 25, 2009

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Merry Christmas – from Big World Central. Just has we did with Thanksgiving, we will give you some interesting facts that you might not know about the holiday of Christmas.

a) When did people start decorating their trees?

Decorated Christmas trees in homes date to 1605 in Germany.

But the first American patent for a Christmas tree stand was not issued until 1876, and stands didn’t hold water until 1899.

The first electric Christmas tree lights were sold by General Electric in 1903. So strands have been tangled for more than a century.

b) Where did the Songs “Jingle Bell” originate?

 There was a little confusion in holiday celebrations at first. For example, the Christmas carol “Jingle Bells” was composed in 1857 as a song to help celebrate a Thanksgiving celebration in a Boston Sunday school class. Supposedly, it was so popular that it was sung again on Christmas.

c) Here our the ten best movies of all time in no particular order;

10. In no particular order, here are – one man’s opinion – the 10 best Christmas movies of all time: “A Charlie Brown’s Christmas” (1965), “A Christmas Carol” (1951); “Dr. Suess: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” (1966), “Home Alone” (1990), “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946), “The Miracle on 34th Street” (1947), “A Christmas Story” (1983), “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (1989), “The Santa Claus” (1994), and “White Christmas” (1954).

d) Here are some interesting facts on Reindeer:

* There are about 5 million reindeer in the world.

* Santa’s ninth reindeer was originally named Rollo – and then Reginald – before Robert L. May decided on Rudolph in his 1939 song.

* “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is the second best selling carol after “White Christmas.” (You know you were wondering.)

e) Which famous people were born on this holiday?

Notable individuals who were born on Christmas include Pope Pius VI (1717), Humphrey Bogart (1899), Cab Calloway (1907), Anwar Sadat (1918), Sissy Spacek (1949), and Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong, aka Dido (1971). People who died on Christmas include W.C. Fields (1946), Charlie Chaplin (1977), Dean Martin (1995) and James Brown (2006).

We hope you liked our Christmas edition of interesting facts. Have a happy holiday!

Courtesy of:

http://www.norwichbulletin.com/living/x1689181224/Why-does-Santa-wear-red-20-fun-facts-about-Christmas

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