Friday, September 30, 2011



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Herman Cain is running for president....
He’s not a career politician (in fact he has never held political office). He’s known as a pizza guy, but there’s a lot more to him. He’s also a computer guy, a banker guy, and a rocket scientist guy.
Here’s his bio:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science.
  • Mathematician for the Navy, where he worked on missile ballistics (making him a rocket scientist).
  • Computer systems analyst for Coca-Cola.
  • VP of Corporate Data Systems and Services for Pillsbury (this is the top of the ladder in the computer world, being in charge of information systems for a major corporation).
All achieved before reaching the age of 35. Since he reached the top of the information systems world, he changed careers!
  • Business Manager. Took charge of Pillsbury’s 400 Burger King restaurants in the Philadelphia area, which were the company’s poorest performers in the country. Spent the first nine months learning the business from the ground up, cooking hamburger and yes, cleaning toilets. After three years he had turned them into the company’s best performers.
  • Godfather’s Pizza CEO. Was asked by Pillsbury to take charge of their Godfather’s Pizza chain (which was on the verge of bankruptcy). He made it profitable in 14 months.
  • In 1988 he led a buyout of the Godfather’s Pizza chain from Pillsbury. He was now the owner of a restaurant chain. Again he reached the top of the ladder of another industry.
  • He was also chairman of the National Restaurant Association during this time. This is a group that interacts with government on behalf of the restaurant industry, and it gave him political experience from the non-politician side.
Having reached the top of a second industry, he changed careers again!
  • Adviser to the Federal Reserve System. Herman Cain went to work for the Federal Reserve Banking System advising them on how monetary policy changes would affect American businesses.
  • Chairman of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank. He worked his way up to the chairmanship of a regional Federal Reserve bank. This is only one step below the chairmanship of the entire Federal Reserve System (the top banking position in the country). This position allowed him to see how monetary policy is made from the inside, and understand the political forces that impact the monetary system.
After reaching the top of the banking industry, he changed careers for a fourth time!
  • Writer and public speaker. He then started to write and speak on leadership. His books include Speak as a Leader, CEO of Self, Leadership is Common Sense, and They Think You’re Stupid.
  • Radio Host. Around 2007—after a remarkable 40 year career—he started hosting a radio show on WSB in Atlanta (the largest talk radio station in the country).
He did all this starting from rock bottom (his father was a chauffeur and his mother was a maid). When you add up his accomplishments in his life—including reaching the top of three unrelated industries: information systems, business management, and banking—
Herman Cain may have the most impressive resume of anyone that has run for the presidency in the last half century.


Obama: Anwar Al-Awlaki death is major blow for al-Qaeda

Barack Obama said the death was a "significant milestone" in the fight against al-Qaeda
US President Barack Obama has said the death of senior US-born al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen is a "major blow" to the organisation.
Yemen said Awlaki was killed in Jawf province, along with several of his associates - US officials said US drones had carried out the attack.
Awlaki, who was of Yemeni descent, was a key figure in al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
He is believed to have been behind a number of attempts to attack the US.
Mr Obama said that as a leading AQAP figure, Awlaki had taken the lead in "planning and directing efforts to murder innocent Americans" and was also "directly responsible for the death of many Yemeni citizens".
He said Awlaki had directed attempts to blow up US planes and had "repeatedly called on individuals in the United States and around the globe to kill innocent men, women and children to advance a murderous agenda".
His death, said Mr Obama, "marks another significant milestone in the broader effort to defeat al-Qaeda and its affiliates".
The president also paid tribute to the work of both the US intelligence agencies and Yemeni security officials who had co-operated on the killing.
"This is further proof that al-Qaeda and its affiliates will find no safe haven anywhere in the world," he said, but warned that AQAP "remains a dangerous though weakened terrorist organisation".
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There will be questions raised about his killing. He was at the top of the US hit list - but this is the execution of an American citizen without a trial”
In a brief statement on Friday, Yemen's defence ministry statement said Awlaki had been killed in Khashef in Jawf about 140km (90 miles) east of the capital, Sanaa, "along with some of his companions".
US and Yemeni officials later named one of those as Samir Khan, also a US citizen but of Pakistani origin, who produced an online magazine which promoted al-Qaeda's ideology and gave instructions for making bombs.
Unnamed US officials said Awlaki's convoy had been hit by a US drone strike, but Mr Obama has not commented on this.
BBC security correspondent Gordon Corera says the killing is significant because Awlaki's use of modern media enabled him to reach out to and inspire people susceptible to radicalisation.
He is accused of
  • recruiting and preparing Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian man who tried but failed to bomb a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day 2009
  • overseeing a failed plot to blow up two US-bound cargo planes in 2010 with explosives hidden in printer cartridges
  • encouraging US Maj Nidal Malik Hasan to carry out the 2009 US army base killings in Fort Hood, Texas which killed 13 people
  • inspiring the man who carried out a failed bombing in New York's Times Square in 2010
  • inspired a British women to stab her MP Stephen Timms over his support for the war in Iraq
  • plotting to use poisons including cyanide and ricin in attacks
  • repeatedly called for the killing of Americans, saying in a 2010 video online that they were from the "party of devils"


Many people going to the mosque don't know who Anwar al-Awlaki is or that he used to preach there.
But the first reaction of many is positive. "He was a bad man who killed many people," says one man. "It is good that he is gone." Two thumbs up and a "good riddance" come from a young man who had heard of Awlaki's death just a few moments before.
But there is more nuanced reaction from others. "I like justice to be done the normal way," said Tariq Diap. "If you are guilty of doing something, we have a law, we have courts, we have a judge. Why don't we proceed the normal way?
"We are here to condemn terrorists. And this is an act of terrorism too. Because you take matters into your own hand."
Mr Obama is said to have personally ordered Awlaki's killing in 2010, but the al-Qaeda leader has survived several attempts on his life.
Late last year, he survived an air strike in Shabwa province in which at least 30 militants were killed. He was also the target of a US drone attack on 5 May which killed two al-Qaeda operatives in southern Yemen.
However, some in the US have criticised the administration's targeted killing of a US citizen abroad, arguing he should have been arrested and put on trial.
Republican congressman Ron Paul - an opponent of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - said the killing amounted to an assassination.
"He is an American citizen. He was never tried or charged with any crime. Nobody knows if he killed anyone," he told ABC News.
However, the BBC's Mark Mardell in Washington says that despite the fact Awlaki appears to have been targeted for his words rather than actions, very few Americans are likely to be concerned about any infringement of his rights.
In a news briefing, White House spokesman Jay Carney would not give further details on the operation but said his role "has been well established" and that AQAP presented a "definite threat" to the US.
The killing comes amid concerns in Washington about the impact of Yemen's political crisis on its ability to tackle al-Qaeda militants.
President Ali Abdullah Saleh is facing a widespread protest movement, along with an armed insurrection by renegade army units and tribal fighters.
Mr Saleh, who was injured three months ago when his residence was shelled, returned last week after treatment in Saudi Arabia.
In an interview published on Thursday, he said he would not stand down, as promised in a deal brokered by Gulf States, if his opponents are allowed to stand in elections to succeed him.

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Awlaki killing

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From a Marine.

From a Marine friend...Short and sweet...and to the point.

The Navy SEALS removed one Muslim threat to America ....
---It's up to the voters to remove the other!

CrimeUndercover FBI Porn Site Snares Federal Agent


Undercover FBI Porn Site Snares Federal Agent

Feds: Diplomatic security officer copped to child porn


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FBI's Child Porn Site

  • FBI's Child Porn Site
SEPTEMBER 28--FBI agents targeting possible child porn collectors have built an undercover web site purporting to offer illicit videos for free, but which actually captures the IP address and other identifying information of suspects who click on download buttons offering samples of the site’s illegal clips, The Smoking Gun has learned.
The bureau’s operation last month snared a Department of State diplomatic security officer, according to court records. James Cafferty, 45, who was stationed at the U.S. Embassy in London, was named in an August 29 felony complaint charging him with possession of child pornography.
Cafferty first came to the attention of federal agents in the course of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement probe of a “criminal organization” that operated 18 separate web sites selling access to child pornography. The probe revealed that Cafferty, seen in the mug shot at right, had used his PayPal account to pay for access to five of those web sites.
While court records do not indicate when the investigation began, at least two of Cafferty’s PayPal charges date back to October 2006. The ICE probe “identified over 5000 U.S. individuals who subscribed” to child porn web sites.
Since Cafferty had “previously demonstrated an interest in obtaining child pornographic materials online,” he was tabbed to receive an unsolicited e-mail from an agent touting the undercover FBI web site.
As detailed in a confidential affidavit, recipients of the e-mail were provided the undercover web site’s url and a unique password (which was needed to advance beyond the site’s home page). Site visitors are met with a greeting welcoming them “to the hidden side of your soul, where you view the yung and innocent.”
Claiming to “have been around since 2002,” the site claims to offer “the best of private and series Child Pornography…all for FREE! All you have to do, enter in the password, and you’ll be viewing free CP for days.”
The site’s front page also carries a "Law Enforcement Note” announcing that, “If you happen to be in Law enforcement, FBI or Interpol and are viewing this website, it’s called free speech. There is nothing illegal about this website.” It also warned, “Even if you are able to shut us down, we pop up again somewhere else.”
When a visitor enters their password, they get a page listing about 35 child porn videos, all of which can be previewed--via a one-minute sample--by clicking an adjacent download button. Brief descriptions offer little doubt about the illicit nature of the respective clips.
As described in the affidavit, when a user “selects a video they are interested in and chooses to click on the download ‘button,'” their web browser opens another webpage that appears to start the child pornography video download.” However, after a few seconds, “the video download appears to slow and then stop.” In fact, the purported download was a ruse and not actually occurring. “No child pornography is actually made available to any individuals on the undercover website,”according to the affidavit.
In mid-July, investigators sent an e-mail solicitiation to Cafferty’s Yahoo e-mail address. Days later, Cafferty allegedly logged into the undercover web site from an IP address in London and selected to download a video purporting to depict “a 9-10 y.o. girl and man” engaged in a variety of sexual activity.
During a search last month at his Florida home, Cafferty reportedly confessed to using his PayPal account to purchase subscriptions to about 10 child porn web sites. He also admitted to “having approximately 10,000 to 15,000 files of child pornography” and accessing the FBI undercover web site, according to the confidential affidavit. Cafferty, a federal investigator noted, “provided a hand written confession to agents wherein he admitted to having child pornography on the computer media seized from his residence that he had transported home from London.”
Free on $50,000 bond, Cafferty has been placed on home incarceration by a federal magistrate who has barred him from using the Internet or having any unsupervised contact with minors.
The undercover web site used to entice Cafferty and other targets is the latest aggressive tactic used by federal agents to identify child porn suspects. A previous FBI operation featured a web site (“Wicked Adventures Travel”) purporting to offer pedophiles “exotic excursions” to the Philippines or Thailand, where they could have sex with children.
Earlier this year, Department of Homeland Security agents launched an undercover web site (“Precious Treasure Holiday Company”) that offered to arrange travel from the U.S. to Canada for illicit liaisons with minors. That DHS sting effort, however, itself fell victim to an online sting. (4 pages)

CrimeFriday Photo Fun Match Game

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Friday Photo Fun Match Game

Pair up five booking photos with each suspect's reported job

SEPTEMBER 30--For today’s “Friday Photo Fun” contest, entrants must examine five mug shots and match up the suspects with their respective occupations (as told to cops post-arrest).
Since this is a "live" contest--one for which prizes are being offered--you'll need to be registered to play. You can now use your Facebook account to register with TSG (your Facebook account will also allow you to post comments on the site).
Once you’ve signed up (or if you have already registered), then head to our “Time Waster” section and give today’s contest a shot. And while you’re there, play some of the dozens of other mix and match games.
Additionally, for Luddites--and those confounded by our login alternatives--we continue to offer the OLD SCHOOL CONTEST ALTERNATIVE. If you care to just e-mail in your answer, click on the image below to view the contest grid. Then send your answer key
Remember, include only the letters that match up to the sequentially numbered booking photos (example: D-A-C-E-B). At 6 PM today (Eastern time), the contest closes.