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  • Judge Napolitano: Potential fraud if kid’s clock was ‘purposeful hoax’; electronics experts weigh in

    09/27/2015 6:11:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | Sep 2015 | Tom Tillison
    The family of 14-year-old Muslim student Ahmed Mohamed is planning to take legal action against the school for calling police after a teacher discovered a “homemade clock” that looked eerily similar to an explosive device, while questions continue to be raised about whether the incident was a “purposeful hoax.” Amid comments from electronics experts who say it appears that Mohamed simply took apart a 1970s era alarm clock and reassembled it in a pencil box, Judge Andrew Napolitano said the family may face charges if the incident is proven to be a publicity stunt.“If this was part of a purposeful...
  • Obama’s ‘Cool Clock’ Muslim Boy Claims Racism to Foreign Audience at UN

    09/27/2015 2:44:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/26/15 | Neil Munro
    The Muslim American boy championed by President Barack Obama is using his new worldwide fame to accuse Texans of racism and anti-Muslim discrimination. “My dream is to raise consciousness against racism and discrimination,” he said at a New York press event with Turkey’s Islamist Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, according to an article in the Turkish newspaper, HurriyetDailyNews.com. “Davutoğlu, who is New York for the 70th United Nations General Assembly, has met with 14-year-old student Ahmed Mohamed, who was detained at school by the police in Texas when a teacher thought a clock he had made was a bomb,” the newsite...
  • The Ahmad Hoax Is Not Going to Hold, and The Media Will Be Massively Discredited

    09/25/2015 6:05:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | September 24, 2015 | Ace
    I suppose that headline is a bit optimistic -- the media is very good about suppressing stories that expose them as frauds; see the Gosnell coverage. But we're coming to a point where the media's continue refusal to acknowledge the obvious is going to become very embarrassing to them. IBD states the obvious. (I can't quote it because it's short, but it dispels so much of the previous myth-making here; do read it.) Suggesting, to me, that we're about to hit the moment of Peak Media Embarrassment is the fact that the tech community is now openly referring to this...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    09/25/2015 6:14:59 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 65 replies
    is it me, or did anyone listening to the Pope speak, expect him to say "It's a-me, Mario!"? ****** "Pope Francis was named Time magazine's person of the year, and today he performed his first miracle – he got people to buy Time magazine." –Conan O'Brien******"Pope Francis revealed that he used to work as a nightclub bouncer. In the same interview he announced that on Tuesday night ladies get into heaven for free." ––Conan O'Brien******"According to new statistics, Pope Francis is the most talked about person on the Internet. And not only that, he has the most viewed profile...
  • Ahmed’s Sister Admits School Suspension for Alleged Bomb Threat 3 Years Earlier

    09/24/2015 6:14:16 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/23/15 | Neil Munro
    The sister of the boy who brought a suspected hoax-bomb to his Texas high school said she was suspended from a school in a prior bomb scare. Her suspension occurred in 2009 while she was attending middle school in the same district. Lesley Weaver, a spokeswoman for the district, said school officials can’t release any information about the 18-year-old sister’s episode because the Sudanese parents won’t sign the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, The school has already sent the form to the immigrant Sudanese parents, but they won’t sign it, she said. The sister is named Eyman Mohamed. “I...
  • Obama Blamed For Death Threats Against Police, Teachers in Muslim Student Clock Case

    09/22/2015 3:54:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/22/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Mayor Beth Van Duyne of Irving, Texas is blaming death threats received by Irving’s police chief, police officers, teachers and school administrators on President Barack Obama for his hasty support before the facts were known. Fourteen-year-old high school freshman Ahmed Mohamed was briefly arrested after bringing a suspicious ‘briefcase clock’ to school last week.Mohamed’s claim to have made the clock himself has been exposed by experts as a hoax. The experts state Mohamed took a manufactured digital alarm clock (a 1986 Radio Shack Micronta brand clock-radio) out of its housing and placed it in a pencil box that made it...
  • Ahmed Mohamed: Texas Boy's Family Hires Legal Counsel to Get Clock Back

    09/23/2015 2:00:03 PM PDT · by notfornothing · 94 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/23/15 | Elizabeth Chuck
    The family of the 14-year-old Muslim boy who was led out of school in handcuffs has hired attorneys to get back the homemade clock that administrators mistook for a bomb. Ahmed Mohamed was suspended after showing his clock to a teacher at his Irving, Texas, high school last week. His case sparked an outcry on social media and attracted the attention of President Obama and a number of tech companies who invited Ahmed to visit. His family said in a statement Wednesday that it had pulled Ahmed and his two siblings out of the Irving school district "because of religious...
  • 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed’s family planning trips to U.N. and Saudi Arabia

    09/22/2015 4:52:06 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 53 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/22/15 | Valerie Strauss
    Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old pulled out of a Texas school in handcuffs after a digital clock he built was mistaken for a bomb, withdrew from MacArthur High in Irving, Texas — or, rather, his father withdrew for him while he was in California visiting Google, according to a Texas newspaper. The family is headed to the United Nations and then, possibly, Saudi Arabia.
  • Irving Mayor: Ahmed Mohamed’s Family Blocking Release of Records

    09/22/2015 6:04:23 PM PDT · by notfornothing · 41 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9/22/15 | Kyle Shideler
    Last night, Irving Texas Mayor Beth Van Duyne revealed that the family of Ahmed Mohammed has repeatedly refused to meet with city officials, refused to released records exonerating police conduct, and that President Obama had tweeted about the case even before pictures of the so-called “clock” were publicly available. Appearing on Glenn Beck’s The Blaze TV, Van Duyne noted how reporting on the interaction between Mohammed and police had been remarkably one-sided, in part because the Mohammed family refused to release records noting: “As a juvenile, they can not release those records. The school district, a number of times, has...
  • Clockmed Heads to UN

    09/22/2015 4:27:50 PM PDT · by wtd · 48 replies
    Pamela Geller Atlas Shrugs ^ | September 22, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Clockmed Heads to UNAhmed the clockmeister is going to the UN. The Pope, President, Obama, 97 world leaders and Clockmed. You just know this is Obama’s skulduggery. I imagine every Muslim school student is dreaming up ways to scam the system in a similar fashion. Unbelievable. This makes ‘1984’ look like a children’s story. The 14-year old all-American schoolboy clockmaker who didn’t make a clock at all and is the son of a belligerent Muslim activist and perennial Sudanese presidential candidate whose brother runs a trucking company amusingly called Twin Towers Transportation (Mark Steyn) The invented nothing. He took...
  • Police, Teachers Get DEATH THREATS After Muslim Student Is Arrested for Suspicious Suitcase Clock

    09/22/2015 2:26:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/22/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Mayor Beth Van Duyne of Irving, Texas is blaming death threats received by Irving’s police chief, police officers, teachers and school administrators on President Barack Obama for his hasty support before the facts were known. Fourteen-year-old high school freshman Ahmed Mohamed was briefly arrested after bringing a suspicious ‘briefcase clock’ to school last week. Mohamed’s claim to have made the clock himself has been exposed by experts as a hoax. The experts state Mohamed took a manufactured digital alarm clock (a 1986 Radio Shack Micronta brand clock-radio) out of its housing and placed it in a pencil box that made...
  • 14-year-old clockmaker Ahmed Mohamed, arrested for 'hoax bomb', receives 3D printer from Microsoft

    09/21/2015 5:06:42 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 87 replies
    3ders.org ^ | 09/21/2015 | Benedict
    14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed, who made headlines last week after he was arrested for bringing a homemade clock into school, has already received praise from a number of familiar names such as Barack Obama and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Now, to Mohamed’s further delight, tech giants Microsoft have pledged their allegiance to the whizz-kid in generous fashion. The multinational technology firm expressed their support for Ahmed, not through kind words, but by sending the young engineer a huge hamper of tech goodies, including a Cube 3D printer.
  • Guy on YouTube makes pretty convincing case that Ahmed’s ‘clock invention’ is a fraud

    09/21/2015 11:30:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 70 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/21/15 | Dan Calabrese
    You know . . . the one that looks like a suitcase bomb? I want to remind you of a story that emerged in the aftermath of 9/11, because it demonstrates something about how people process information they’re given. When the first of the Twin Towers collapsed, or so the story went, there was a man standing on the roof. As the building went down, the man “surfed the building to the ground” and walked away. This circulated for a couple of days and was widely accepted as true. But of course, it wasn’t true. No one can “surf” a...
  • Here's the thing with the clock kid supporters...they are kind of narcissists.

    09/21/2015 11:11:22 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    American Irony ^ | 9-21-15 | The Looking Spoon
    Even a broken clock like Bill Maher (pun intended) can be right twice a day...Maher points out that people thought Ahmed Mohamed's clock was mistaken for a bomb because it looks like a bomb. Of course he's right. When I was in high school there was an incident with a "bomb" in the boys locker room. Someone was rumored to have made an explosive device using a tennis ball with matches and some other stuff (I don't remember what) packed into it. That was before 9-11. With materials way more innocuous than what Ahmed had on him. I know liberals...
  • Bill Maher Does Not Stand With Ahmed Mohamed: Young Muslims ‘Blow S--- Up’ (contains profanity)

    09/19/2015 7:41:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 78 replies
    Uproxx ^ | September 19, 2015 | Kimberly Ricci
    On Wednesday, the Internet rallied support for a bright 14-year-old boy, Ahmed Mohamed, who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school. Ahmed was proud of his invention, but school officials and police in Irvine, Texas, did not feel the same way. Ahmed found support from big leaguers like President Obama, who tweeted his well wishes, and the original clockmaster himself, Flavor Flav, who told the world to “STOP clock blocking.” Everyone loves Ahmed except for Bristol Palin and — you guessed it — Bill Maher. On Friday evening’s episode of Real Time With Bill Maher, the host assured...
  • Video: The infamous Irving Texas clock--challenging the story's foundation

    09/20/2015 3:44:53 PM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 18, 2015
    The original story was about a controversial package in a school setting, but it was quickly claimed to be a homemade clock. If so, the clock itself (not the presentation) might be cool as the White House said. If not, the world may be propping up a plagiarist who flaunted the piece of crap in an intentionally controversial way (suppositions). This video challenges that the clock was homemade by showing a nearly identical package being prepared in about twenty seconds (screws and simple fasteners were excluded for brevity here).
  • What’s Your Nerd Skill?

    09/20/2015 7:03:49 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-20-2015 | MOTUS
    It’s been a banner week for nerds:A “science” nerd purchased a deconstructed alarm clock on EBay and brought it to school for show-and-tell and couldn’t figure out why everyone freaked out.Ahmed and his Midnight VisitorEven Bill Maher came down on the side of the school saying “People at the school thought it might be a bomb … because it looks exactly like a f*cking bomb,” thus proving definitively that even a broken clock is right twice a day.Political nerds got into a macho “fist fight” at the GOP  Mackinac Conference. (H/T to journ0list nerds covering the story: it’s “Mack-in-Naw” not “Mack-in-Nack”...
  • Police to review handling of Texas student handcuffed over clock

    09/19/2015 5:49:10 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 39 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/18/2015 | Reuters
    Texas police will review decisions made when a Muslim teenager was taken away in handcuffs after high school staff mistook his homemade clock for a bomb, the Irving police chief said on Friday. "One thing is clear to me, regardless of what we did, no matter what decision was made, there would've been people who agreed with it and people who disagreed with it," police Chief Larry Boyd told CNN. The bespectacled ninth grader in a NASA T-shirt was led away in handcuffs from MacArthur High School on Monday after school officials discovered the clock. By Wednesday, the Dallas-area student...
  • The rules have changed. (vanity)

    09/18/2015 6:23:07 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 11 replies
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    Old rule: See something, say something. New rule: See something, consider the political correctness of the situation in its entirety, consult with local cultural groups, consult with your lawyer. And if everybody checks off on it, then say something.
  • Family: Ahmed Mohamed, clock-making teen, transferring to another school

    09/18/2015 9:55:26 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/18/2015 | Ashley Fantz and AnneClaire Stapleton
    ~SNIP~ In middle school, Ahmed said, he had been called "bombmaker" and a "terrorist." "Just because of my race and my religion," he said, adding that when he walked into the room where he was questioned, an officer reclined in a chair and remarked, "That's who I thought it was." "I took it to mean he was pointing at me for what I am, my race," the freshman explained. Ahmed is not going back to MacArthur -- he's transferring to another school, his father Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed said. The family has not yet picked a new school for Ahmed, he...