More than 100 injured in riots between moderate/liberal Egyptians and Muslim Brotherhood radicals

A government is in place, but Islamists and liberals are at loggerheads over the drafting of the new constitution, which must be agreed before a new parliament can be elected.
Many of the thousands who gathered in Tahrir Square were angry at this week’s court ruling that acquitted former officials charged with ordering a camel-and-horseback charge on protesters in the uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak last year.

But even before that ruling, Morsi’s opponents had called for protests against what they say is his failure to deliver on his promises for his first 100 days in office.
“Down, down with rule by the guide!” Morsi’s opponents chanted, suggesting that Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie pulls the strings even though Morsi officially quit the Brotherhood on taking office.

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LA’s X-Rated Referendum is an Obscene Attack on Liberty

The electorate of Los Angeles County will go to the polls in three weeks to decide, among other critical questions in a time of economic stagnation, budget deficits, and educational crisis, whether to require the use of condoms in pornography films.

Ballot Measure X–excuse me, B–reads, in part: “The measure would require the use of condoms for all acts of anal or vaginal sex during the production of adult films.”

Thank goodness the voting age is 18.

Measure B appears on the November ballot thanks to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, and proponents defend it as a “vote to safeguard public health and for workplace protection.”

The measure would apparently require “on-set inspections.” No doubt LA’s bureaucrats are already lining up for that assignment–but it’s unlikely there will be much left to inspect if Measure B passes.

Love it or loathe it, the U.S. pornography industry is largely based in LA’s San Fernando Valley. Lately, the multi-billion dollar industry has been struggling, and Measure B would likely push it out of California, to other states or Canada.

More jobs destroyed, more tax revenue lost–and yes, perhaps, a few infections prevented, though the industry says it is good at policing itself. And those who join it know what they are (ahem) getting into.

More is at stake in Measure B than economic damage. The greater price is liberty itself.

You don’t have to like or care about pornography to understand that there is something absurd about the government–or even the majority of citizens–deciding that when consenting adults engage in otherwise legal sexual expression, they have to use a particular form of contraception, subject to supervision by the Department of Public Health.

Recall the uproar during the Republican primary earlier this year over the phony issue of contraception. The mainstream media threw a fit over the constitutional question of whether states had the power to regulate contraception, and the left attacked GOP candidates for allegedly wanting to ban it.

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Will Liberal Maryland be first state to vote ‘yes’ on gay marriage?

Irene Huskens has the wedding venue picked out: a charming bed-and-breakfast in southern Maryland. But the wedding is no sure thing.

The plans made by Huskens, a 43-year-old police captain, and her partner, Leia Burks, hinge on whether Marylanders make history on Nov. 6 by voting to legalize same-sex marriage. A “yes” vote, and the wedding is on. A “no” victory? Huskens is loath to consider it.

“There are a lot of Marylanders who want to set the precedent of equality who will vote from their gut for fairness,” she said at her colonial suburban home in Prince George’s County, where she and Burks are raising two adopted children.

Dating back to 1998, 32 states have held votes on same-sex marriage, and all 32 have opposed it. Maryland is one of four states with Nov. 6 referendums on the issue — and gay-marriage advocates believe there’s a strong chance the streak will be broken.

In Maryland, Maine and Washington, it’s an up-or-down vote on legalizing same-sex marriage. In Minnesota, there’s a measure to place a ban on gay marriage in the state constitution, as 30 other states have done previously.

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What they’re saying about ‘Isaiah 9:10 Judgment’

The accolades for the No. 1 faith movie in America for the last 30 weeks continue to pour in from members of Congress to movie stars to war heroes.

One of the latest endorsements for “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment,” the WND Film based on the discoveries of messianic rabbi Jonathan Cahn, author of the New York Times bestseller “The Harbinger,” comes from the star of the new hit movie “Last Ounce of Courage.”

Marshall Teague, who plays the mayor of a town who fights back against religious intolerance in the movie, had this to say: “‘The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment’ is a chillingly compelling look into biblical history in the midst of repeating itself. Information presented to viewers eludes the most skeptical from ignoring a link between the past and present littered throughout our political chains. To falter in our faith and mockingly rise in the tide of self-importance will hasten the prophecy of Isaiah 9:10.”

Likewise, former U.S. Sen. Jeremiah Denton, a retired admiral and the author of “When Hell Was in Session,” which describes his ordeal as the Vietnam prisoner of war held captive longer than any other, had this to say about “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment”: “Isaiah’s historic efforts to curb the defection of the Hebrews from the dictates of the God of Abraham parallels what’s happening in America today – with the abandonment of fundamental principles upon which the United States was founded, including the principle stated in the Declaration of Independence, that our citizens are ‘endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights.’ Every time the Jews disobeyed God, they suffered. Disaster would be America’s punishment as well.”

“The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment” is the stunning documentary revealing the striking parallels between the fall of ancient Israel and God’s early judgments of America.

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Egypt: Islamic supremacist group says they’ll fight for Sharia “even if that requires bloodshed”

“The group called on Egyptians to collect funds for what it described as a battle against ‘secularists and liberals.'” And they can always count on support from the Western Left.

“Jama’a al-Islamiya: We will fight for Sharia, even if blood is shed,” from Al-Masry Al-Youm, October 13 (thanks to Lachlan):

Jama’a al-Islamiya hinted Friday that it may be willing to resort to violence in order to see Sharia adopted in the latest draft of the constitution from the Constituent Assembly.

The group called on Egyptians to collect funds for what it described as a battle against “secularists and liberals.”

Jama’a al-Islamiya leader Mohamed Salah is a member of the Jurisprudence Commission for Rights and Reform, which is comprised of a number of Islamist figures, including Khairat al-Shater, deputy supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Salah said during a conference in the Ain Shams neighborhood that Egyptians should “support Islamic Sharia in the Egyptian constitution,” and that “Jama’a al-Islamiya will fight for the application of God’s law, even if that requires bloodshed.”

He called on Islamist movements to organize mass demonstrations to “trap secularists inside the place where the Constituent Assembly holds its meetings, so that everyone knows that the people want an Islamist [state].”

He also demanded that President Mohamed Morsy issue a decree to “defeat the schemes of liberals to reject the law of God.”

He stressed that the referendum on the constitution in its current form is forbidden by Islam, calling on the Egyptian people to “[wage] jihad and fight in support of Sharia.”

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A retired U.S. Special Forces sergeant is blasting President Barack Obama over the transfer of a Guantanamo Bay detainee who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier.

Omar Khadr, 26, was returned to Canada last month to await parole after spending 10 years behind bars at Guantanamo. He received an eight-year sentence after he was convicted in 2010 of throwing a grenade that killed 28-year-old Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Speer in 2002, when Khadr was 15.

Khadr, the son of an alleged Al-Qaeda financier, was both Guantanamo Bay’s youngest prisoner and its last Western detainee when he was sent back to his native Canada to serve out the rest of his sentence as he awaits parole, which could come as early as spring 2013.

Retired Special Forces Sgt. Layne Morris, who lost sight in one eye during the firefight that killed Speer, called Khadr’s release “an outrage.”

“This is somebody who is a demonstrated, committed and unrepentant terrorist. Why do you want to turn this man loose?” Morris told Canada’s Sun News Friday. “If he was just a common criminal, he’d be doing most of his life behind bars. Why, why would anybody be so anxious to get this man loose?”

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Unreal… Obama Administration Didn’t Reach Benghazi For 17 Days Because They Were WAITING ON Visa’s

The Obama State Department testified this week that the rational that they were not on the ground for 17 days in Benghazi was because they could not get Visa’s.
Former CIA officer Gary Bernsten was on with Judge Jeanine Saturday:


“It’s about leadership. In this particular case I saw the Department of State and I heard testimony that said that the rational that we were not on the ground in Benghazi after 17 days is because they couldn’t get Visa’s. Which is insanity. They should have gotten people on planes, both the agency and the FBI, and similarly they should have had military people there, moving there to aid an embassy that was under attack that was sovereign US territory in an area that weakly controlled by the government. And even if it’s a diplomatic problem, you move to save your people first.”

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ABC Censors Spike Characters Calling Obama a Communist on Tim Allen Sitcom

Michael Schneider reported about campaign plot lines showing up in network sitcoms in the October 15-21 edition of TV Guide. NBC’s gay sitcom “The New Normal” had an “Obama Mama” episode, and ABC’s Tim Allen sitcom “Last Man Standing” will debut in November with an Obama-fan-vs-. Romney- fan plot.

In an age in which the networks can’t seem to censor anything — and in which ABC can put on a show like “Good Christian Bitches” (oops, let’s abbreviate it) — the censors will spike some things…like joking Barack Obama is a communist:

On Last Man Standing’s Season 2 premiere, set to air November 2 – four days before the election – Allen’s character, a Romney supporter lobbies his daughter, Mandy, to vote for the Republican candidate. On the other side, Mandy’s older sister makes a push for Obama. “It’ll be something regular people care about, so our characters should care about it,” says exec producer Tim Doyle.

Helping to balance the show is the fact that Doyle leans left, while Allen leans slightly right of center. Allen says the episode goes “back and forth, weighted so it’s like a teeter-totter. But at the end, I wanted it off balance.” He won’t say how it finally tilts.

Doyle and Allen did have to fight the network and studio on some content. Specifically, Allen says the standards department took issue with his character calling Obama a communist. Allen fought to keep that in – noting he finds it funny when conservatives paint the president with that label – but it appears he lost that battle as none of the references made the final cut.

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FREE SYRIAN ARMY: “We will force Syria to become an Islamic state whether they want it or not”

Free Syrian Army (FSA) of terrorists and foreign mercenaries declares that they have rockets that will help establish the State of Islam in Syria, by force.


Landowner stands ground against government ‘shake-down’

You’re the owner of a piece of commercial property, and local regulators are asking you to make sure the impact of work you’d like to do is mitigated: wetlands accommodated, the property fixed up and cleaned up.

So no problem.

Then regulators tell you they also are going to require that you – at an expense estimated up to $150,000 – fix up and clean up a piece of unrelated government property miles away from your project.

Or else.

What do you do?

That’s the question that will be reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court in a dispute out of Florida that is being handled by the Pacific Legal Foundation.

In the case, the owner of a piece of commercial property in Orange County, Fla., the Koontz family, was told that to get the permits necessary to use their land, they would have to spend thousands of his dollars making improvements to government-owned land miles away – just because that’s what officials decided they wanted.

“Property owners large and small, from coast to coast, should be thankful that the U.S. Supreme Court has accepted this important property rights case,” said Paul Beard, principal attorney for the foundation.

“If the Koontz family can be hit with the government rip-off that happened in this case, then everybody’s property rights are put at risk. The Koontz family merely wanted to exercise their rights as property owners, to develop the family’s land in legal and responsible ways.

“But regulators saw a chance to pounce and make all kinds of costly, unrelated, outrageous demands,” he said. “Without any justification, the government demanded money, labor and resources as the price for allowing the Koontzes to use their own land.

“This was a flat-out shakedown, a form of extortion,” he said.

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