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UNITED NATIONS — Iran's president on Tuesday predicted the defeat of capitalism and blamed global big business for the suffering of millions, but Germany's chancellor said market economies were key to lifting the world's least developed countries out of poverty.

The clash of visions at the U.N. anti-poverty summit drew a line under the stark differences on easing the misery of the one billion people living on less than $1.25 a day.

More than 140 presidents, prime ministers and kings are attending the three-day summit which started Monday to assess and spur on achievement of U.N. targets set by world leaders in 2000. The plan called for an intensive global campaign to ease poverty, disease and inequalities between rich and poor by 2015.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, however, never mentioned the Millennium Development Goals in his speech to the 192-member General Assembly.

Instead, he took aim at capitalism and called for the overhaul of "undemocratic and unjust" global decision-making bodies, which are dominated by the United States and other Western powers. While Ahmadinejad didn't single out any country, he said world leaders, thinkers and global reformers should "spare no effort" to make practical plans for a new world order — reform of international economic and political institutions.

"It is my firm belief that in the new millennium, we need to revert to the divine mindset...based on the justice-seeking nature of mankind, and on the monotheistic world view...," the Iranian leader said in a brief speech intertwining philosophy and religion with the current state of the world. "Now that the discriminatory order of capitalism and the hegemonic approaches are facing defeat."

Ahmadinejad proposed that the United Nations name the coming 10 years "the decade for the joint global governance."

Soon afterward, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the world's fourth-largest economic power, took an opposite tack, likely speaking for the rest of the capitalist world.
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funny how leftists want to "end poverty" and yet they also want to promote "sustainable development" aka vastly higher taxes, remove factories, remove cheap power, and send everyone back to an agrarian society living hand to mouth on farms, which is EXACTLY WHAT THESE 1.25 DOLLAR A DAY PEOPLE ARE DOING!

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A pub-goer who ran over a glass collector in his car after attacking three other people has been jailed.

Robert Pinkney, aged 28, formerly from Foxholes Road, Foxholes, attacked a woman at the Coco Lounge in Bury in May last year after she knocked over an empty glass.

Pinkney and a friend were in the outdoor smoking area at the back of the bar at 2.20am on Friday 8 May when the incident happened.

He grabbed the woman by the throat before pinning her up against a wall.

Another man intervened, but was repeatedly punched in the face and required four stitches to close a cut to his lip as a result of the attack.

The club's doorman then ejected Pinkney from the bar and was also punched in the face needing 18 stitches to repair a cut to his lip.

Pinkney and his friend ran away from the scene, chased by members of staff.

His friend got into a black Ford Fiesta parked on Silver Street, picking Pinkney up in Market Street about 20 minutes later.
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But I wasn't trolling, just stating the facts.

Welcome to justice in america.


Except this happened in Britain.

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The mayor, former city manager and most of the city council in a Los Angeles suburb were arrested on Tuesday and charged with misappropriating $5.5 million in public funds in what a prosecutor said amounted to treating the city's coffers like "their own piggy bank."

Eight current and former Bell officials were arrested, including former City Manager Robert Rizzo, 56, whose nearly $800,000 salary ignited a furor over public pay and pensions across California.

Rizzo who was cast by law enforcement as the "unofficial czar" of a city government gone bad.

The salary revelations by a newspaper in July sparked investigations up and down the state, and have made government accountability into an issue in the governor's race for financially foundering California.

Bell Mayor Oscar Hernandez, City Council members George Mirabal, Teresa Jacobo and Luis Artiga, former City Council members George Cole and Victor Bello and former Assistant City Manager Angela Spaccia all were arrested.

The charged City Council members were being paid nearly $100,000 a year for their part-time jobs overseeing the affairs of the blue-collar city with a population of roughly 40,000.

Hernandez, 63, was taken into custody after police used a battering ram to knock down the front door of his home.

"We're alleging they used the tax dollars collected from the hard-working citizens of Bell as their own piggy bank, which they then looted at will," Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley told reporters.
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mexicans are corrupt and feel they are entitled to white tax payer money? not news.

What most people don't understand, is that these mexicans likely DID NOT EVEN THINK WHAT THEY WERE DOING WAS "WRONG"
They feel ENTITLED to anything they can get!

You got to pay off the Big Man, that's how they do it in Mexico

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A 50-year-old man with a suicide belt wrapped around his waist, with wires coming out of it and attached to a curling iron he claimed was a triggering device, surrendered to FBI and Secret Service agents Wednesday morning after a standoff that was sparked by his alleged threats to Muslims and President Barack Obama.

The man surrendered at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, shortly after releasing his wife and son.

Roman Conaway, 50, of 9030 Summit Drive in Fairview Heights, was arrested on suspicion of threatening the president and law enforcement with an explosive device, according to FBI Special Agent in Charge Stu McArthur.

The drama began unfolding Tuesday on Summit Drive as well as on the social networking website Facebook. Conaway posted vague threats against Muslims, and later his family members pleaded for him to end the standoff.

Conaway on Tuesday called members of the Muslim community in St. Louis, making wild threats against them and against President Obama, McArthur said. Those community members called the FBI about 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The seven-hour standoff started after the FBI and Secret Service went to Conaway's home at 9030 Summit Drive about 7 p.m. and were greeted by him outfitted with the belt packed with blocks of what looked like C4 explosives, wires and a curling iron. He pointed to two 55-gallon drums and said the curling iron was a remote triggering device that would activate if he were shot or attacked.

"We were quite surprised to see the props," McArthur said.

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There have been so many of them lately. Maybe he just wanted to join in.

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>You really think a white man angry at the government is going to strap bombs around his waist and hold unrelated hostages?

they tend not to bother with the belts or hostage-taking, at least

Like how liberals focus in on one or two alleged attacks by "right wing extremists" yet the daily attacks/arsons/censoring of free speech by leftists go unmentioned and reported.

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In a rural Chihuahua town of about 10,000 people, dozens of residents fed up with kidnappings took justice into their own hands Tuesday.

About 300 people of Ascensión beat to death two 17-year-old boys who allegedly had kidnapped a 17-year-old girl Tuesday, said Carlos González, spokesman for the Chihuahua state attorney general.

Federal police were sent to the area to respond to the incident and to calm the angry mob. The disorderly crowd protested kidnappings that take place in areas where wealthy farmers live.

It all started Tuesday morning, when six or seven men abducted the girl from an Ascensión restaurant. Ascensión is a farming town 120 miles southwest of Juárez.

The girl's father called police and the military. González said the man also called his relatives and friends.

González said the Mexican army began the search that morning. It eventually led to a car chase.

The vehicle in which three kidnappers and the girl were traveling rolled over on the highway outside Ascensión, he said. The Mexican army arrested the alleged kidnappers and sent them to Juárez on Tuesday afternoon to present them before a judge. The soldiers rescued the girl, González said.

But in another part of town, things heated up.
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this is what we need to do in america.

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A billionaire philanthropist is backing Europe's first major school of government, which opens at Oxford University later today. Len Blavatnik, a Russian-American industrialist, has ploughed £75m into the venture so far and says he is prepared to offer more. The school, which will be launched with a message of support from the former US president Bill Clinton, aims to train outstanding graduates from around the world in the skills and responsibilities of government. It will show them how to approach issues such as climate change and to tackle health crises like the potential flu pandemic.

The first students will arrive in 2012 and the school will eventually accept 120 a year. They will study for a Master's degree which will include a unique mixture of the humanities, law, science, social sciences, technology, health, finance, energy and security policy.

Paul Collier, a professor of economics at Oxford and an adviser to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, said: "The 21st century demands a new skill set for dealing with public policy than the skill set traditionally taught in public policy schools. For instance, knowledge of climate change and to deal with health scares are an important part of that skill set. If you don't have that, you take leadership decisions which are very, very damaging. You need a leadership team that understands the nature of medical sciences."

The only other institution offering similar courses is the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in the US. But Professor Collier said that while the Harvard school looked at solutions from a US perspective, its British peer would have a more global outlook. "For Oxford, the world is bigger than the country," he added.

Mr Blavatnik, 53, is the founder and chairman of Access Industries – a company with investments focused on natural resources, chemicals and telecommunications in the US, Europe and South America. His donation is one of the largest by an individual donor to any university.

He studied in Moscow before emigrating to the US in 1978. He received a Master's degree in computing from Columbia University and a postgradua
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254745 No.254745 quickreply   Reply
Anyone who denies that Obama et al. are socialists is also a socialist — or absolutely clueless:

Obamunists aren't doing a very good job of hiding their intentions. By now pretty much everyone knows that if they are not stopped, they will eradicate America and replace it with a politically correct version of the Soviet Union.

>they will eradicate America and replace it with a politically correct version of the Soviet Union.

I don't see how that's possible at all, we're not a nation of serfs living under a strong aristocracy and faced with increasing war, famine, and poverty like Russia was.

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The Obama administration has urged a federal appeals court to allow the government, without a court warrant, to affix GPS devices on suspects’ vehicles to track their every move.

The Justice Department is demanding a federal appeals court rehear a case in which it reversed the conviction and life sentence of a cocaine dealer whose vehicle was tracked via GPS for a month, without a court warrant. The authorities then obtained warrants to search and find drugs in the locations where defendant Antoine Jones had travelled.

The administration, in urging the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to reverse a three-judge panel’s August ruling from the same court, said Monday that Americans should expect no privacy while in public.

“The panel’s conclusion that Jones had a reasonable expectation of privacy in the public movements of his Jeep rested on the premise that an individual has a reasonable expectation of privacy in the totality of his or her movements in public places, ” Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter Smith wrote the court in a petition for rehearing.

The case is an important test of privacy rights as GPS devices have become a common tool in crime fighting, and can be affixed to moving vehicles by an officer shooting a dart. Three other circuit courts have already said the authorities do not need a warrant for GPS vehicle tracking, Smith pointed out.

The circuit’s ruling means that, in the District of Columbia area, the authorities need a warrant to install a GPS-tracking device on a vehicle. But in much of the United States, including the West, a warrant is not required. Unless the circuit changes it mind, only the Supreme Court can mandate a uniform rule.

The government said the appellate panel’s August decision is “vague and unworkable” and undermines a law enforcement practice used “with great frequency.”

The legal dispute centers on a 1983 U.S. Supreme Court decision concerning a tracking beacon affixed to a container, without a court warrant, to follow a motorist to a secluded cabin. The appeals court said that decision did not apply to today’s GPS monitoring of a suspect, which lasted a month.
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While Texans are fiercely proud their state was once its own republic, and California celebrates the same former status on its flag, relatively few Louisianans know that a group of their forebears overthrew Spanish rule to carve out a tiny, independent nation 200 years ago. With the bicentennial coming up Thursday, historians and descendants of the rebels are hoping to change that.

"It is the most dramatic event in Louisiana history that has been so little recognized," said Sam Hyde, director of the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies at Southeastern Louisiana University. "We have been lost to all the Cajuns and the debauchery of New Orleans, but it is a unique event that had a lasting effect on this area and others."

In the early morning hours of Sept. 23, 1810, 75 armed rebels slipped into the Spanish fort at Baton Rouge, and in what was described as a "sharp and bloody firefight," subdued the garrison. They lowered the Spanish flag and raised the Bonnie Blue Flag — a single white star on a blue field — that had been adopted for the new nation they called West Florida.

Three days later the rebels signed a declaration of independence and set up a government for the new nation that historians say included about 4,000 people.

The republic was one of three nations that joined with the United States as it expanded west during the 19th century. The others were the republics of Texas and California.

West Florida achieved its goal — annexation by the United States — 74 days after independence, said archivist Betty Tucker of Zachary, La.

Historians generally agree the republic included 8 Louisiana parishes still known as the Florida Parishes, and those completed what became the state of Louisiana in 1812.

"They were English speaking people, several were Tories, and they were sick of Spain," Tucker said of the rebels. "You had to be Catholic (under the Spanish), they had no rights, no vote. They were planning to join the United States from when they started their secret meetings in 1805," she said.
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A 17-year-old Australian schoolboy said on Wednesday he unwittingly caused a massive hacker attack on Twitter which sent users to Japanese porn sites and took out the White House press secretary's feed.

Pearce Delphin, whose Twitter name is @zzap, admitted exposing a security flaw which was then pounced upon by hackers, affecting thousands of users and causing havoc on the microblogging site for about five hours.

Delphin, who lives with his parents in Melbourne, said he tweeted a piece of "mouseover" JavaScript code which brings up a pop-up window when the user hovers their cursor over the message.

But the idea was soon taken up by hackers who tweaked the code to redirect users to pornographic sites and create "worm" tweets that replicated every time they were read.

"I did it merely to see if it could be done ... that JavaScript really could be executed within a tweet," Delphin told AFP via email.

"At the time of posting the tweet, I had no idea it was going to take off how it did. I just hadn't even considered it."

Twitter apologised to its millions of users after the "mouseover bug" raged through the site, opening pop-up windows in Web browsers and automatically generating tweets from other accounts.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs and Sarah Brown, wife of Britain's former prime minister Gordon Brown, were among those hit by the bug before engineers patched it up.
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An man who microwaved his 'favourite' hamster to death was jailed for nine weeks today.

Anthony Parker, 29, was also banned from keeping animals for five years after he admitted putting his pet in the cooker following a drunken row with his girlfriend.

The court heard he told officers: 'I didn't mean to kill her. She was the best hamster I ever had. She was called Suzie.'

Parker, an unemployed construction worker, shook his head as he was led away from the dock at Hartlepool Magistrates' Court in handcuffs.

Chairman of the bench Barbara Sutherland told him the starting point had been 12 weeks but that was reduced to nine because of his guilty plea.

'You will serve half in prison and the rest on licence,' she told him.

Parker, of Hartlepool, Teesside, admitted causing unnecessary suffering to a Syrian hamster by microwaving it, resulting in its death.

Neil Taylor, prosecuting, said the animal had been killed in a cruel way.
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I thought microwave radiation didn't exist?

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I think Special Patrol Group is a stupid name for a hamster

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I think this is probably where he got the idea.

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Iceland’s president called on Wednesday for an end to “Cold War” tensions over the Arctic as nations with competing claims to region met in Moscow.

“Countries should not discuss territorial claims against each other, but engage in dialogue,” President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson said, the ITAR-TASS news agency reported.

“The Cold War times, when the Arctic was a region of tension, have passed,” he added.

He was speaking on the sidelines of the two-day Arctic Forum, which opened in Moscow on Wednesday.

Delegates from Canada, Denmark, Norway, Russia and the United States are at odds over how to divide up the Arctic seabed.

It is thought to hold 90 billion barrels of oil and 30 per cent of the world’s untapped gas resources, according to the US Geological Survey. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is due to speak at the forum on Thursday.

Grimsson was to meet Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for talks at his Gorki residence outside Moscow on Wednesday.

The five Arctic nations are racing to gather evidence to support their claims amid recent reports by US researchers who warn that global warming could open up the region, leaving it ice-free by 2030.
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The sophisticated computer worm called Stuxnet, which has been targeting industrial operations around the world, was likely designed to take out Iran’s new Bushehr nuclear reactor, cybersecurity experts say. It’s the first known cyber-super-weapon designed to destroy a real-world target, reports the Christian Science Monitor.

Researchers studying the worm say it was built by an advanced attacker with plentiful resources — possibly a nation-state. Initially, experts thought it was designed for industrial espionage, but upon examining its code, they now think it was built for sabotage.

Ralph Langner, an expert on industrial systems security, has been studying Stuxnet since it was first discovered at a Belarus-based security firm in June. In a blog post last week, he said the worm was most likely assembled by a team of experts with heavy insider knowledge: “This is not some hacker sitting in the basement of his parents’ house. To me, it seems that the resources needed to stage this attack point to a nation state,” he wrote.

He speculates that the target is Iran’s Bushehr reactor, currently under construction. To reach this conclusion, he partly relied upon a UPI picture of the reactor’s operations plant, showing Siemens PLC software.

Stuxnet has targeted Siemens-operated industrial facilities like power plants and chemical factories. It has spread via USB flash drives and through copying itself to new networks protected by weak passwords, according to a news release from Norman ASA, a network security firm.

As PCWorld explains, once Stuxnet identifies a target, it changes a specific piece of Siemens code that monitors critical operations — “things that need a response within 100 milliseconds.” By changing this crucial piece of code, Stuxnet could cause equipment to malfunction, sabotaging a refinery or factory.

So far, no one has ventured to guess which nation might have built Stuxnet. But PCWorld recalled speculation from last summer that Israeli officials were contemplating a cyber attack on Iran.

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Aw, fuck, this is going to bite us in the ass, isn't it?

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev issued a decree Wednesday banning all sales of S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Iran.

Russia signed a 2007 contract to sell the sophisticated systems that could boost Iran's ability to defend against air strikes. Israel and the United States have objected to the deal, and no such missiles have been delivered yet.

Medvedev's decree also prohibited exports of tanks, aircraft and sea vessels to Iran.

Russia has recently has shown increasing frustration with Iran's policies. It has said United Nations sanctions would prevent it from delivering the S-300s to Iran.

The S-300 is capable of shooting down aircraft and missiles at ranges of over 90 miles and at altitudes of about 90,000 feet.

In Washington, the White House issued a statement welcoming the executive order signed by Medvedev.

"We believe President Medvedev has demonstrated leadership on holding Iran accountable to its international obligations from start to finish," said Mike Hammer, a spokesman for the National Security Council.

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While Estonia is holding ceremonies to honor pro-independence fighters who resisted the Soviet invasion of 1944, some residents of the capital are marking the 66th anniversary of what they consider the Red Army's liberation of the country from Nazi forces.

Representatives of the Russian embassy, Soviet Word War II veterans, activists and others gathered at the military cemetery in Tallinn Wednesday morning for a solemn flower-laying ceremony at the Bronze Soldier monument.

Russia's new ambassador, Yuri Merzlyakov, headed a delegation of his embassy's staff, leading their procession by placing a wreath at the monument, reported

The Soviet Army's capture of Tallinn on September 22, 1944 paved the way for an additional 47 years of occupation by the USSR. Estonians, who considered both the Nazis and the Soviets enemies during the war, see the event as a crushing blow to their country's independence, while Soviet-era history books paint the invasion as a straightforward rescue of Estonia from Nazi tyranny.

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The deranged college student who allegedly attacked a Muslim cabbie declared himself a “patriot” after being arrested for allegedly slashing the driver in the face and neck.
"What ya going to do? Beat me up. ... You are a stupid broad," Michael Enright told a female cop after she arrested him.
Enright admitted to cops that he drank a pint of Scotch, according to court documents made public today.
"I am a patriot and I want representation." Enright told officers, according to the court documents.
During the rant, Enright, 21, even said, “You allow them to blow up buildings in this country" -- a reference to Muslims.

Michael Enright.
At one point, Enright even pleaded with cops.
"I want my mother," he said.
The outrageous comments came as a judge denied Enright's petition for bail.
Enright pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and assault as hate crimes during a hearing in Manhattan Supreme Court. He is being held in the psychiatric ward at Bellevue Hospital.
Prosecutors said a drunken Enright asked cabbie Ahmed Sharif about his faith before telling him to “consider this a checkpoint” and stabbing him on the face and neck on Aug. 24.
Enright’s lawyer has said Enright is struggling with alcoholism and post-traumatic stress disorder after a trip to Afghanistan.

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he shouldn't have given up without a fight
then he'd be a real patriot



Looks like he learnt a lot about Muslims there. Enough to return him as a changed man.

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