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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.

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/

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.

Father Leaves Brazil With Son After 5-Year Custody Battle December 25, 2009

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A New Jersey man who has been reunited with his 9-year-old son after a 5-year international custody battle says it’s a “new beginning” for the duo, who were returning to the U.S. together on Thursday. Sean Goldman, who was taken by his now-deceased mother to Brazil in 2004, was brought back to his father, David Goldman, on Thursday and the two quickly headed home to spend the holidays in the Uunited States.

“It is now time for our new beginning, the rebirth of our family at such a special time of the year,” Goldman wrote in a letter that was read to reporters by U.S. Rep. Chris Smith after the father and son’s plane took off.

Sean’s appearance at the U.S. consulate earlier Thursday was rambunctious, with his Brazilian relatives passing on U.S. officials’ offer to use a protected entrance to a garage. Instead they parked a block away and walked the boy, wearing a Brazilian Olympics T-shirt, through crowds of reporters, cameramen and security guards. Very violent shoving broke out in front of the consulate’s doors as the boy was spirited inside.

Once inside the consulate, however, Smith said the boy calmed down, ate a hamburger and babbled with his father about basketball and how much snow there might be in New Jersey.

Sean had lived in Brazil since Goldman’s ex-wife, Bruna Bianchi, took him to her native country for what was supposed to be a two-week vacation in 2004. She stayed, divorced Goldman and married someone else, and Goldman began legal efforts to get his son back. Rest of the story.

It’s good to know that the boy and his father re-united and will be spending Christmas together.

Credit to Foxnews for the information and the picture.

Brazil’s High Court Delays Ruling on International Custody Battle December 22, 2009

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The chief justice of Brazil’s Supreme Court delayed his ruling in the international custody battle involving a 9-year-old boy whose American father is battling to bring him back to the United States. An official at the Supreme Court stated the ruling by Chief Justice Gilmar Mendes, which was expected to be on Monday, would be made Tuesday. The official, who conceded to talk over the matter only if not quoted by name because she was not authorized to talk about the case, did not give a reason for the delay. David Goldman, the young boy’s father, and Brazil’s attorney general are attempting to apply a lower court order that said the boy should be handed over to his father — despite attempts by a Brazilian stepfather to retain custody.

Goldman says it was to be a two-week vacation, but she stayed and so did the boy. After a while, she obtained a Brazilian divorce from Goldman and remarried. Goldman was already expecting his son’s return under an international treaty that covers cross-border child kidnappings when his former wife passed away last year giving birth to a daughter.

President Barack Obama, the U.S. Congress and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have all endorsed the child’s return, and a U.S. congressman traveled to Rio on Thursday to continue lobbying for Sean’s return. On Thursday, another Supreme Court judge blocked a decision by a federal court earlier in the week ordering the boy be brought back to U.S. authorities within 2 days. Rest of the story.

Credit to Foxnews for the infrmation and the picture.

Witness: NFL WR Chris Henry Death Maybe a Sucide December 20, 2009

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A day after Chris Henry’s  unexpected death, a witness at the scene during the time of his injury has said that he threatened to commit suicide before he had the major accident, according to a source. Chris Henry, 26, made verbal threats that he was going to kill him self, and this might of been the so-called domestic dispute. The witness, Lee Hardy, who said he witnessed the incident has said positivity that Henry said ‘if you pull out and go out and go down the road I’m going to jump out from the truck and kill myself’,’ Hardy told a local news station. Once after Henry fell off the truck, there were tons of screams has people called 911 to get him to a hospital. He died at 6:36 AM est.

Henry was beginning to turn his life around. He was getting help from his teammates and coaches after being arrested 4 times before. Between his arrests, he showed great flashes to become a great deep threat in the NFL. He was moving towards becoming an elite receiver, but this death was extremely bad for the team. Before each and every NFL game this weekend, there will be a moment of silence. The Bengals will wear his number on their helmets for the rest of the 2009-2010 season. Henry leaves behind 3 sons.