US threatens legal action over SEAL’s Bin Laden book

The Pentagon on Thursday threatened legal action against the Navy SEAL who has written a book recounting his role in the raid that killed Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.

“In the judgment of the Department of Defense, you are in material breach and violation of the non-disclosure agreements you signed” and the Pentagon is considering “all remedies legally available to us,” Defense Department general counsel Jeh Johnson wrote in a letter to the author, who writes under the pseudonym “Mark Owen.”


Many on the Left have described the Romney-Ryan ticket as essentially a cynical team, prepared to exploit any and all racial tension to achieve election to the highest office in the land.

They apparently know next to nothing about the history of at least half of that ticket.

Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan, whose speech to the Republican National Convention recently electrified the country, and whose budget plan for entitlements can send otherwise sensible liberals into fits of rage, actually has quite a personal history with racism — not against Ryan himself, but against someone he was very close to. You see, while he was in college at Miami University in Ohio, Ryan had a romantic relationship with one of the star cheerleaders for Miami University’s Redhawks team – a driven, fitness-obsessed young woman (not unlike him) named Deneeta Pope.

As you can probably tell from the picture, Ms. Pope herself was African-American. And to hear Ryan tell it, this prompted some ugly comments from people he thought of as his “friends.”

“I just experienced some ugly comments, some racist views from people who I thought were friends of mine,” Ryan told Milwaukee Magazine.

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Harvard Investigates “Unprecedented” Academic Dishonesty Case

Harvard College’s disciplinary board is investigating nearly half of the 279 students who enrolled in Government 1310: “Introduction to Congress” last spring for allegedly plagiarizing answers or inappropriately collaborating on the class’ final take-home exam.

Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris said the magnitude of the case was “unprecedented in anyone’s living memory.”

Harris declined to name the course, but several students familiar with the investigation confirmed that Professor Matthew B. Platt’s spring government lecture course was the class in question.

The professor of the course brought the case to the Administrative Board in May after noticing similarities in 10 to 20 exams, Harris said. During the summer, the Ad Board conducted a review of all final exams submitted for the course and found about 125 of them to be suspicious.

Platt declined The Crimson’s request for comment.

If found guilty of academic dishonesty, students could be required to withdraw from the College for a year, among other possible sanctions.

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A concerned Toronto citizen speaks out about corruption with Canada Immigration. Monica Willie Immigration Consultant, has a lot of explaining to do

just came across your website, I felt I had to write to you. I have encountered corruption with Canada immigration, Once you enter into this corrupted system, your life will slowly be destroyed. I have been married to a 3rd generation Canadian man for the last 7 years,and still have not got landed immigrant papers.I am surprised my marriage is still intact after all the stress we endured .My husband did tried to commit suicide in 2010, he could not take the pressure anymore, but lucky enough he failed.

My 2 boys who I brought here from the United Kingdom have suffered tremendously , both of my boys also tried to take they own life’s, one tried to jump in-front of the Subway train, the other was found hanging in Highed Park in Toronto ,both were blessed that 2 kind Canadians saved they life’s.We had corrupted Lawyers and the latest was a lady who claimed to be an immigration consultant Monica Willie.She took my money and now claims she never knew me. I research her name on the computer,and came cross a few articles about her–charity-for-a-price she is the same lady..I contacted Canadian immigration and I was told, that has nothing to do with them. Now my sons and I facing deportation, because of a corrupted system, You would not believe what , We as a family have endured.

My older son I can say , has graduated with honorees from the High School here in Toronto .My youngest boy,unfortunately has been destroyed by the system.He has been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder , anxiety disorder , conduct disorder ,and major depressive disorder , From an A grade student he has become a broken soul. For myself, I am a nursery Nurse for special needs children, and my dream was to become Mental health Nurse in Canada to further my education, but It looks like I am not good enough for this country. Should I get deported, I will get deported to Germany, and my sons will be deported to The United Kingdom.

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What John Lennon Failed to Imagine

Its a landmark event for Beatledom. John Lennon, dead these 30 years, would have turned 70-years-old today.

For many 60′s survivors who grew up in thrall to the Fab Four, the idea that such an important symbol of the youth culture had arrived at the threshold of old age (if such a category still exists in our teen obsessed culture) must be profoundly unsettling.

It is as if that entire generation had finally found itself washed up at the very doorstep of senility.

There can be no doubt Lennon, in his partnership with the brilliant tunesmith Paul McCartney, did craft some of the most memorable pop tunes of the 20th Century. That might be reason enough to celebrate his life. Yet the failure to complete his life’s journey has frozen his memory in perpetual mid-life. There he presides as the guru of peace and love, an unfazed and unrepentant hippie whose vision for world peace remains unfettered by reality or subsequent historical events.

Forgotten, or perhaps conveniently overlooked, is that Lennon’s solo work in his ten post-Beatles years was far inferior to anything he did as a member of the group and was weak even by comparison to the output of his fellow Beatles ( and yes, I include Ringo Starr in that assessment). His coda, the cloying and maudlin Double Fantasy (1980) was an embarrassment for such a great talent, and evidence that perhaps his muse had permanently fled.

Part of this can be attributed to Lennon’s early 70s determination to make political statements rather than music. Moving permanently to New York City in 1970, he and his wife Yoko Ono became lightening rods for radicals and far left causes. Feminists, Black Panthers, Yippies and peace movement activists, all pitched their tents under the Lennon/ Ono carapace to propagate their liberation politics. The recorded product of this eclectic jamboree, Sometime In New York City (1972), is a rather tuneless and bleak attempt to capture the radical zeitgeist. It bombed and is regarded universally as one of the worst post break up efforts by any of the Beatles.

While Lennon’s post-Beatles recordings, save for the very early ones, can be largely dismissed, what can’t be dismissed is his cultural influence. Lennon stands today as the most revered icon in the pantheon of the peace movement – a figure of such sainted majesty that he has been practically beatified by secular humanists. This reputation balances precariously on the foundation of just one song – the anthemic Imagine.

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The World Through Rose Colored Glasses

Coptic Christians in Egypt being crucified. Stories such as this are being called “lies”, videos of it occurring are being labeled “internet hoaxes”. With all the news available 24/7 at our fingertips, how is it that the truth is being stifled?

The above photo was taken in central Cairo on October 13, 2011. Nearly 3,000 Egyptian mourners gathered in honor of Coptic Christians who were among 25 people murdered during a demonstration over an attack on a church.

Those who don’t want to believe this is actually occurring in the 21 Century won’t. No matter how many pictures or videos make it out some people just will dismiss it all as Islamophobic lies.

I had no intention of covering this story this week, I’ve written about the murder of Coptic Christians before as well as those being murdered in other countries as well. Over two years ago in April 2010 my article “No Big Deal, Just Some People in Africa, Right?” was about the murder of Christians in Nigeria at the hands of Islamists.

This all started when someone posted a picture on my Facebook page.

I read the denials of the stories, pictures and videos of the Crucifixions of the Egyptian Coptic’s and decided to set the record straight.

One individual posted a comment under this picture on my Facebook page,

this isn’t in Egypt. stop telling lies about EGYPT. you jews will never remove hatred from your hearts to EGYPT

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Forced to flee in fear of Muslims, Christians to forest and build a church out of branches in Pakistan

The mercilessly persecuted under Islam. And the world stands by. We live in the modern era of the savage. Obama has completely abandoned the religious minorities that are being crushed in the “islamic spring.” As the violence continues to escalate against Christian women and children in Egypt, part of Obama’s anti-freedom foreign policy is to suppress the horror of what is happening under his watch. He has gone so far as to remove the Religious Freedom Section from the State Department’s Human Rights reports .

Here Christians are forced to flee their homes, their village because an 11 year-old Downs Syndrome child is charged with blasphemy.

And the enemedia is just as deadly as the jihadist clutching his rusty beheading knife in his cloven grip. It’s not just that the little Christian girl with Down’s Syndrome was beaten (along with her mother) for “blasphemy” under the sharia, or the 12-year-old Christian boy had his ears, nose and intestines gutted as part of the reprisal for an alleged act of blasphemy, it’s that this is going on daily, the persecution of non-Muslims under the sharia in Muslim countries, and the media not only says nothing; they defame, smear, and destroy those of us who shine the light on these depraved acts in the cause of Islam.

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Federal Court: ID needed for beer and wine, not for Voting

A federal court has ruled against a Texas law that would require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before being allowed to cast ballots in November.

A three-judge panel in Washington ruled Thursday that the law imposes “strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor” and noted that racial minorities in Texas are more likely to live in poverty.

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Yes, Paul Ryan Spoke the Truth About Obama’s Fiscal Record at the Republican Convention

Progressive bloggers and TV personalities are up in arms about Paul Ryan’s speech at the Republican National Convention last night. Several of their accusations revolve around Paul Ryan’s own fiscal record, and his description of President Obama’s. I asked my liberal friends on Twitter to send me an itemized list of Ryan’s alleged lies, and they kindly obliged. So far, Ryan appears to have the better of the argument.

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