Friday, October 21, 2011

Gadhafi put on display in shopping center freezer

Gadhafi put on display in shopping center freezer:

MISRATA, Libya (AP) -- Moammar Gadhafi's blood-streaked body was on display in a commercial freezer at a shopping center Friday as Libyan authorities argued about what to do with his remains and questions deepened over official accounts of the longtime dictator's death.

New video emerged of his violent, chaotic last moments, showing fighters beating him as they drag him away.

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Michigan Sheriff: Random Narcotics Checkpoints Are Totally Constitutional

Michigan Sheriff: Random Narcotics Checkpoints Are Totally Constitutional:

...... The checkpoints are part of a broad sweep for drugs that [Pickell] and his self-titled "Sheriff's Posse" said are needed, calling Flint a crossroads of drug dealing ... Pickell said he decided to try checkpoints when he learned that drug shipments might be passing through Flint in tractor-trailers with false compartments.

After some outcry, Pickell's posse have begun making these checkpoints more sporadic. Pickell also admits to using drivers' reactions - say, nervous illegal Uturns- to the warnings as a pretext for pulling them over anyway.


The Michigan Supreme Court ruled in 1990 that DUI checkpoints were illegal, but the U.S. Court leaves the matter up to the states, under certain conditions. And:

Based on a case out of Indianapolis, the U.S. Supreme Court held in 2000 that narcotics checkpoints where everyone gets stopped on a public road are not legal and violate Fourth Amendment protections against illegal searches and seizures, professor David Moran at the University of Michigan Law School said.....

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Do Not Allow President Obama To Impose Martial Law by Scott Lazarowitz

Do Not Allow President Obama To Impose Martial Law by Scott Lazarowitz:

..... Some people are predicting that there will be a major economic collapse, caused by unsustainable debts and other government intrusions into private economic matters, and by central banks’ excessive money-printing.

In America, the Federal Reserve’s continued irresponsible and reckless actions will result in further devaluing the currency and huge increases in price inflation, especially in food and energy prices. Some are predicting that there will be food shortages, looting, rioting, and civil unrest and violence in America.

There are some people who believe that such events will be followed by President Obama imposing a nationwide martial law. Recent terrorism drills, such as the major drill last week in Denver, are believed to be part of the U.S. government’s preparation for either terrorism or false flag events, or part of preparation for planned martial law. Obama was recently in Denver. One hopes that what former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has documented, a possible huge underground government or military facility at the Denver airport, and other similar places, are not true.

But the subject of martial law needs to be discussed, because it’s important that the people of the U.S. states have an understanding of this before Obama imposes martial law, which is essentially a presidential-military-rule dictatorship......

Judge fires back: I'm serious about no guns for blogger

Judge fires back: I'm serious about no guns for blogger:

The discussion concerned the "wages of sin is death," and the reader claimed that Palmer was threatening her with "death," with that word in quotes in the legal filings.

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Palmer explained, "It is true that the blog, 'That Woman Jezebel,' talks about spiritual life and spiritual death. ... Spiritual 'death' as in 'The wages of sin is death.' (Romans 6:23) ... It is not true that the blog ever mentions the 'death' of Miss Thomas-Morgan."

He asked a federal court for a temporary restraining order against the state court actions, but District Judge G. Murray Snow refused to even recognize that there was an issue on which federal courts should intervene when a state court system is accused of violating the U.S. Constitution.

Now, in response to a motion for reconsideration from Palmer, Snow has dismissed him with a terse three-sentence statement that was mailed to him.

"Pending before the court is plaintiff's emergency motion for reconsideration or alternatively motion for clarification of judge Snow's denial of TRO. For the reasons already stated in the court's order …, the motions will be denied. Accordingly, it is hereby ordered denying the motions," Snow wrote.

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Is Lawlessness the wave of the future?

Is Lawlessness the wave of the future?:

This week on 'The Hal Lindsey Report'

A recurring theme used in the Bible to describe the state of man in the last days is "lawlessness." Now, I know that "lawlessness" as referred to on many occasions in the Bible means much more than small-time hoods knocking over liquor stores or mafia dons running numbers and prostitution rings.

I believe the "lawlessness" that is prophesied to characterize the last-days will be a general state of disregard and disdain for the righteous and holy, the good, the right, the lawful, even the civil. It goes without saying that we'll see a rise in crime as the end approaches and Satan expands his influence in this world. But the Bible indicates we'll see other expressions of "lawlessness," too.

We Americans have been blessed to live our lives in this Republic that is founded on laws, not the whims of men. This "society of laws" is guaranteed by our Constitution, perhaps one of history's grandest, most unique documents.

But we are witnessing a continuous erosion of the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution. As our leaders display less regard for the authority of the founding document, our society suffers.....

This administration has shown

Prison � CNN’s Anderson Cooper In Desperate Anti-Ron Paul Rant

Prison � CNN’s Anderson Cooper In Desperate Anti-Ron Paul Rant:

In a rambling monologue, CNN’s Anderson Cooper desperately attempts to dismiss the accusation that CNN, and the mainstream media as a whole, are unfairly blacklisting Ron Paul’s presidential campaign, despite two scientific studies confirming that very fact.

During his 6 minute-plus rant, former CIA agent Cooper claimed the Paul campaign had lied to make money for the Congressman’s ‘Black This Out’ donation drive, by exaggerating the amount of time between when Paul was allowed to speak during this week’s CNN debate in Las Vegas, and then claiming it was a result of CNN censorship.....



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Let Our Farmers Grow - Industrial HEMP act - Ron Paul

Let Our Farmers Grow - Industrial HEMP act - Ron Paul:

Congressman Ron Paul introduced H.R. 1831, the “Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011,” on May 11. It is a simple bill at just two pages in length, and it would legalize the growing of industrial hemp in the United States.

Currently farmers can grow industrial hemp only if they have received a permit from the DEA – a prospect that the agency has made all but impossible for decades. Otherwise, it is illegal to grow.

Although Rep. Paul has introduced several bills like this one in the past, there are several reasons that this bill should be passed now. Hemp has an amazing number of uses. Its fiber can be used in carpeting, home furnishings, construction materials, auto parts, textiles, and paper. Its seeds can be used in food, industrial oils, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.

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Memo to GOP Contenders: Cut the Crap!

Memo to GOP Contenders: Cut the Crap!: Memo to GOP Contenders: Cut the Crap!
Patriot Post ^ | October 20, 2011 | Mark Alexander

Posted on Friday, October 21, 2011 3:36:53 PM by QT3.14

With the most recent GOP presidential primary "debate" just concluded, it's clear that the frontrunner is none other than ... you guessed it, Barack Hussein Obama. The incessant bickering bullpucky and petty assaults among most of the GOP wannabes is undoubtedly a source of great glee for the Obama campaign.

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Rep. Paul Ryan Protects Obama, Ignores the Constitution| The Post & Email

(Col Sellin) Rep. Paul Ryan Protects Obama, Ignores the Constitution| The Post & Email:

Nothing can be done about the Democrats because they are hopelessly corrupt and dominated by those who want to weaken and fragment the United States.

An unambiguous message must be sent to the Republican leadership that the American people are no longer willing to accept the status quo; that we will not vote for any Republican who refuses to support and defend the Constitution and uphold the rule of law by not speaking out against Obama’s ineligibility and crimes.

By protecting him, Ryan and other Republican leaders have proven themselves no better than Obama.

Corrupt politicians are tolerating the greatest fraud ever perpetrated on the American people and undermining the foundations of our country.

Republican leaders have a choice; either they can help the American people restore our republic or they can follow Obama to national Armageddon.

Choose wisely now because later we will not lift a finger to save you if you don’t.....

Blame the Fed for the Financial Crisis

Blame the Fed for the Financial Crisis:

.....The Federal Reserve has caused every single boom and bust that has occurred in this country since the bank's creation in 1913. It pumps new money into the financial system to lower interest rates and spur the economy. Adding new money increases the supply of money, making the price of money over time—the interest rate—lower than the market would make it. These lower interest rates affect the allocation of resources, causing capital to be malinvested throughout the economy. So certain projects and ventures that appear profitable when funded at artificially low interest rates are not in fact the best use of those resources.

Eventually, the economic boom created by the Fed's actions is found to be unsustainable, and the bust ensues as this malinvested capital manifests itself in a surplus of capital goods, inventory overhangs, etc. Until these misdirected resources are put to a more productive use—the uses the free market actually desires—the economy stagnates.

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Prison � In New Ads Ron Paul Slams Romney, Cain On Support For Bailouts

Prison � In New Ads Ron Paul Slams Romney, Cain On Support For Bailouts: In New Ads Ron Paul Slams Romney, Cain On Support For Bailouts

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Congressman still polling in top tier, raises $2m from latest money bomb

Steve Watson
October 21, 2011

Doomsday prophet goes into hiding as he predicts rapture is upon us... AGAIN

Doomsday prophet goes into hiding as he predicts rapture is upon us... AGAIN: It is the ultimate event for which there should never be a sequel. But the end of the world will come again today, according to a Doomsday prophet who predicted the Apocalypse would arrive five months ago. California preacher Harold Camping stirred a global frenzy when he prophesised that the all life would be wiped out in the rapture on May 21 with a series of earthquakes followed by months of torment for those left behind.

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Qaddafi's Death Leaves Me Cold: Why?

Qaddafi's Death Leaves Me Cold:


Timing is everything. Qaddafi was not killed in retaliation for his attacks on American servicemen in Berlin in 1986, or the downing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie in 1989. He was not killed for his central role in the USSR's terror networks going back to the 1960s and 1970s. He was killed after coming over to our side of George Bush's "war on terror" in the final phase of a civil war in Libya in which his regime fought al Qaeda affiliates.

Horrific as it sounds, Qaddafi was killed because we and our NATO allies joined the other side -- the al Qaeda affiliates.

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2012: Ron Paul is the Only Option

2012: Ron Paul is the Only Option: It is imperative that Ron Paul gets on the ballot next year if we are going stop the wars and return fiscal sanity to the nation.

Many Democrats and other so-called progressives are beginning to realize that Paul is the only candidate who will put an end to the wars and the escalating body count.

If they want to see him get nominated and run against Obama, many of them will have to register as Republicans, as distasteful as that prospect is.

The video above explains how to get Paul on the ballot.

If Obama is re-elected or Romney or Perry or some other hopeful hand-picked by the establishment wins the election, the wars will continue uninterrupted and the economic destruction of America will ultimately turn all of us into slaves.

Ron Paul is the only option.

Gorbachev Calls For American Perestroika

Gorbachev Calls For American Perestroika:

..... The literal translation of “perestroika” means “restructuring,” but Gorbachev’s past comments overwhelmingly illustrate the fact that the former Communist icon is calling for America to experience a Soviet-style collapse before it can be re-absorbed as a vassal state that is subordinate to a UN-run global government.

The former Soviet leader has long been an advocate of transforming the United Nations and its affiliated offshoots into an architecture of global government, eviscerating American sovereignty in the process.....

Researcher Seeking Letters Sent to Congress Re: Obama’s Eligibility| The Post & Email

Researcher Seeking Letters Sent to Congress Re: Obama’s Eligibility| The Post & Email: Researcher Seeking Letters Sent to Congress Re: Obama’s Eligibility
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Obama whacks another bad guy

Obama whacks another bad guy:

Who’d have thought that Barack Hussein Obama, the skinny community organizer from Chicago, would turn out to be so butch? First, he goes out and personally hunts down Public Enemy #1, Osama bin Laden, and finishes him off with a nice clean double-tap, making his head explode like an overripe watermelon.

Then he goes after that arch cross-dresser Muammar Qaddaffi and whacks him as well. America hasn’t seen a president this bellicose since Theodore Roosevelt led the charge up San Juan Hill.

Never mind Harry S. Truman dropping The Big One on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Obama gets up close and personal with America’s enemies, making them bleed in the streets.

Or at least that’s what the former mainstream media would have its dwindling audiences believe, as they portray the president as a fearless foe of foreign tyrants.

There is such a thing as consistency, a commitment to doing the right thing, the same thing, in each and every instance, but Obama’s butchness is strictly situational.

When Bashar Assad’s goons shoot down hundreds of his citizens in the streets Syrian towns, Obama is nowhere to be seen.

When Iranian kids protest a rigged election, as they did in July of 2009, Obama was mum for fear of offending the Iranian theocracy.....

Supreme Thomas

Supreme Thomas:

This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of Clarence Thomas’s swearing in on the United States Supreme Court. National Review Online asked some experts, including some former clerks for Thomas, to discuss his record.

Justice Thomas has had a huge impact on American law during his 20 years on the U.S. Supreme Court. He writes beautiful and well-researched opinions brimming with historical information. Justice Thomas is a consistent originalist who always follows the text of the Constitution wherever it leads.

opinions combine the textualism of Justice Hugo Black with a thorough discussion of the original meaning of the constitutional clauses at issue in any given case. Justice Thomas has led the Supreme Court in the revival of federalism, of Second Amendment rights, and with respect to the Confrontation Clause. His concurrences and dissents have had an effect. I know from teaching Supreme Court cases to law students and college students that Justice Thomas’s opinions are always among the best. Justice Thomas has reshaped American law very powerfully.

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The Natural Course of the US Empire by Bill Bonner

The Natural Course of the US Empire by Bill Bonner:

We’ve made a number of big predictions here in The Daily Reckoning. Some of what we’ve foreseen has actually come to pass – the crash of the tech bubble…the collapse of the housing market…the Great Correction. Some of what we’ve forecast has not yet happened. Some never will.

But here is our most audacious forecast yet: the US is headed for ruin and revolution. The revolution will almost certainly be put down, violently. But the ruin cannot be stopped.

Yes, dear reader, the empire is following its natural course…with the zombies in control and the debt slaves whispering treason. It can’t afford enough bread to keep the popolo minuto (the little people) happy. It will be forced to get tough on them. It is only a matter of time before the secret police round up the ringleaders and disappear them. Heck, the Obama government has already decided that it has the power to kill citizens without any due process of law. What’s to stop it from killing lots of them?

A friend of ours in Argentina explains:

The Evil 1% by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

The Evil 1% by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.: The "occupy" protest movement is thriving off the claim that the 99% are being exploited by the 1%, and there is truth in what they say. But they have the identities of the groups wrong. They imagine that it is the 1% of highest wealth holders who are the problem. In fact, that 1% includes some of the smartest, most innovative people in the country – the people who invent, market, and distribute material blessings to the whole population. They also own the capital that sustains productivity and growth.

But there is another 1% out there, those who do live parasitically off the population and exploit the 99%. Moreover, there is a long intellectual tradition, dating back to the late middle ages that draws attention to the strange reality that a tiny minority lives off the productive labor of the overwhelming majority.

I’m speaking of the State, which even today is made up of a tiny sliver of the population, but is the direct cause of all the impoverishing wars, inflation, taxes, regimentation, and social conflict. This 1% is the direct cause of the violence, the censorship, the unemployment, and vast amounts of poverty, too.

Are You Owned by the Government? by Andrew P. Napolitano

Are You Owned by the Government? by Andrew P. Napolitano: Here is Judge Napolitano's closing argument Wednesday on his FreedomWatch.

Does the government work for us or do we work for the government? If the government exists to serve us and if freedom is part of our humanity, how can the government take freedom from us? Tonight, is human freedom in America a myth, or is it reality?

Today is the release date of my newest book, It is Dangerous to be Right When the Government is Wrong. This is my sixth book. All have been about human freedom and the government’s failure to protect it. In all my previous works, I’ve emphasized the theme that all human beings possess natural rights as part of our humanity. In the Judeo-Christian tradition, we view these rights as gifts from our Creator.

This is particularly so if you are an American, and if you mark the founding of this nation at July 4th 1776, as it was then that the Continental Congress promulgated in the Declaration of Independence Jefferson’s immortal – though hardly novel – words to the effect that we humans are all created equal, and we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, and among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Napolitano: DHS Authorizing Illegal Aliens to Work in US

Napolitano: DHS Authorizing Illegal Aliens to Work in US: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that under the administration’s policy of exercising “prosecutorial discretion” in the enforcement of the immigration laws, her department is currently authorizing some illegal aliens to work in the United States.

Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, asked Napolitano: “According to the information from your department, some individuals who are given relief will obtain work authorizations. So people with no right to be in the country will be allowed to work here. Is that correct?”

Napolitano said: “Well, senator, since around 1986 there has been a process where those who are technically unlawfully in the country may apply for work authorization. This goes to CIS [Citizenship and Immigration Services]. It's not an ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] or CBP [Customs and Border Protection] function. And those cases are reviewed by CIS in a case-by-case basis. So there’s no change in that process. Like I said, that goes back to the mid-80s that is contemplated now.”

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The Tangled Web: Obama Approves Loan for Zuccotti Park Owners

The Tangled Web: Obama Approves Loan for Zuccotti Park Owners: The Tangled Web: Obama Approves Loan for Zuccotti Park Owners October 17, 2011


RUSH: Angela, San Francisco. Great to have you on the program. Welcome.

CALLER: Thank you, Rush. It's a pleasure to speak with you. I just had kind of a comment. I'm looking at this from, I work events for a living and I've worked on several in the United States, and the common denominator that you have to work with the city and county, and have a plan of attack. You have to have permits, you have to work with, you know, sanitation department, make sure you have proper receptacles for trash. If there's even an iota of, you know, the possibility of having traffic issues, I have to work with the department of parking and traffic. I mean they provide barricades but I gotta pay for barricades. I gotta show 'em that I paid for Porta-Johns. I mean, heck, even if there are certain places where if I have a fortune teller at my carnival or whatever I'm setting up, I even have to have a permit for the fortune teller.

RUSH: Really? What kind of permit does a fortune teller need? Not to lie?

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Ron Paul -- The Trillion Dollar Man

Ron Paul -- The Trillion Dollar Man:

I have followed politics for a long time, and there is never a shortage of politicians promising the world and not delivering. After my recent review of Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan I detailed why this plan is "all sizzle and no steak" and how an additional 9 percent federal sales tax would give the weak consumer driven economy an immediate heart attack. I believe we already collect enough in taxes, seemingly more than enough, and our problem is almost entirely based around our federal government's spending habits.....

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Union President Testifies: ICE HQ Ordered Agents Not to Arrest Illegals--Including Fugitives

Union President Testifies: ICE HQ Ordered Agents Not to Arrest Illegals--Including Fugitives: Union President Testifies: ICE HQ Ordered Agents Not to Arrest Illegals--Including Fugitives
Cybercast News Service ^ | October 20, 2011 | Edwin Mora

FLASHBACK: Obama Says Raising Taxes Not About Revenue But About Fairness

FLASHBACK: Obama Says Raising Taxes Not About Revenue But About Fairness:

Remember when President Obama was a U.S. Senator talking about how raising taxes is about "fairness?" We do. In the following clip, Charlie Gibson explains how history shows lowering the capital gains tax actually increases government revenue.

Gibson asks Obama, with the facts showing lower tax rates actually increase revenue, why raise the capital gains tax at all? Then Senator Obama responds by saying raising taxes is about fairness.

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Buchanan: GOP Risks Third Party Revolt with Romney Candidacy

Buchanan: GOP Risks Third Party Revolt with Romney Candidacy:

The GOP could face a revolt from within its tea party grassroots base if it nominates an establishment candidate without true conservative, anti-big government values, one of America’s leading conservative pundits tells Newsmax.TV in an exclusive interview.

Specifically, columnist and former Republican presidential candidate Pat Buchanan told Newsmax that the nomination of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the architect of a state insurance plan that many say inspired Obamacare, could prompt the tea party movement to form a third party.

“It’s a real possibility because the tea party folks and the Republican conservatives and social conservatives and others are very apprehensive of Mitt Romney and they don’t feel he is really one of us,” Buchanan told Newsmax.

Romney: It's "his turn"? Why?

Romney: It's "his turn"? Why?:

Romney: It's "his turn"? Why?
Renew America ^ | 10-20-2011 | Wes Vernon

Crime Surging at "Occupier" Sites - Scenes From "Lord of the Flies"

Crime Surging at "Occupier" Sites - Scenes From "Lord of the Flies": Crime Surging at "Occupier" Sites - Scenes From "Lord of the Flies"
Human Events ^ | October 20, 2011 | JWF

Today's Toons 10/21/11

Today's Toons 10/21/11: Today's Toons 10/21/11
The Right Reasons ^ | 10/21/11 | pookie18

Posted on Friday, October 21, 2011 4:39:31 AM by pookie18

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Now that The Rapture has passed, Harold Camping has confirmed the Apocalypse – October 21, 2011.

May 21st, 2011 has come and gone. The Rapture is over. Now the dread can begin because on October 21st, 2011… all of us that have been Left Behind, will die.

As crestfallen followers of a California preacher who foresaw the world’s end strained to find meaning in their lives, Harold Camping revised his apocalyptic prophecy Monday, saying he was off by five months and the Earth actually will be obliterated on Oct. 21.

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Obama administration pulls references to Islam from terror training materials, official says

Obama administration pulls references to Islam from terror training materials, official says:

Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Cole confirmed on Wednesday that the Obama administration was pulling back all training materials used for the law enforcement and national security communities, in order to eliminate all references to Islam that some Muslim groups have claimed are offensive.

“I recently directed all components of the Department of Justice to re-evaluate their training efforts in a range of areas, from community outreach to national security,” Cole told a panel at the George Washington University law school.

The move comes after complaints from advocacy organizations including the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and others identified as Muslim Brotherhood front groups in the 2004 Holy Land Foundation terror fundraising trial.

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Rep. Paul Ryan Protects Obama, Ignores the Constitution

(Col Sellin) Rep. Paul Ryan Protects Obama, Ignores the Constitution:

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I fear the only redress is complete collapse.

I question too all Republicans who ignore Obama’s felonies and usurpations. What are Republicans afraid of?

Is there some darker evil under the surface we are not aware of that is the hand of government? Or are they just concerned about not getting invited to cocktail parties?

Alinsky to Obama to Occupiers

Alinsky to Obama to Occupiers: Civil unrest is President Barack Obama's crutch, his comfort zone, and his trump card. That's why he has encouraged the "Occupy Wall Street" protest and its progeny across the country, despite significant political dangers to him for doing so. Closer looks at Obama's career roots and at the protesters' behaviors help explain both why the protests are worrisome developments and why the president actually likes them.

First, it helps to understand just how radical most of these protesters are -- and just how obscene. Clearly, they are mostly socialist or communist in orientation. And reports are rampant about the lewdness, vileness, and illegality that has marked the Wall Street "occupation" zone, including plenteous drugs, public nudity and sex, and defecation on police cars. A lot of this isn't free speech; it's open law-breaking.

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Col Gaddafi killed: Condoleezza Rice recounts his 'eerie obsession' with her

Col Gaddafi killed: Condoleezza Rice recounts his 'eerie obsession' with her: Col Gaddafi killed: Condoleezza Rice recounts his 'eerie obsession' with her

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi had a "slightly eerie obsession" with Condoleezza Rice, describing her as his "African Princess," the ex-US secretary of state said in an excerpt from her memoirs published on Thursday.

12:53AM BST 21 Oct 2011

The late Libyan leader met Ms Rice in the oil-rich north African country in September 2008, a historic meeting that signalled the once pariah state's return to the diplomatic table after decades of isolation.

Ms Rice, unlike ex-British prime minister Tony Blair, declined to meet Gaddafi in his infamous tent, opting instead to hold talks in his residence.

"Obviously, the first visit by a US secretary of state since 1953 would be a major milestone on the country's path to international acceptability," wrote Ms Rice in her book, "No Higher Honor," published online by The Daily Beast.

"But Gaddafi also had a slightly eerie fascination with me personally, asking visitors why his 'African princess,' wouldn't visit him."

Ms Rice, who served under President George W. Bush, said she had been warned ahead of the meeting to ignore the Libyan leader's "crazy" behaviour as he would eventually "get back on track."

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