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  • Al-Qaeda Claims U.S. Killed 'Blind Sheikh' in Prison, Calls for 'Violent Revenge'

    02/22/2017 5:46:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 22, 2017 | Bridget Johnson
    Al-Qaeda accused the United States of withholding necessary medication from "Blind Sheikh" Omar Abdel-Rahman, the mastermind of the deadly 1993 World Trade Center bombing who died behind bars Saturday. They also released a final statement from the sheikh complaining of strip searches that explored his private parts "front and back," claiming that he could be poisoned behind bars and calling for "the most powerful and violent revenge" in the event of his demise. Abdel-Rahman, 78, was serving a life sentence at the Federal Medical Center, Butner, in North Carolina. He had been blinded at a young age by diabetes, and...
  • My student threatened to beat me — and I’m the one in trouble

    05/29/2016 2:29:17 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 90 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 29, 2016 | Susan Edelman and Isabel Vincent
    A veteran English teacher at Flushing HS says she was so terrified when a student charged at her and threatened to beat her with a heavy cast on his arm that she blurted out in self-defense, “If you hit me, I’ll kill you.”
  • Fighting a McDonald’s in Queens for the Right to Sit. And Sit. And Sit.

    01/15/2014 12:17:56 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 118 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JAN. 14, 2014 | SARAH MASLIN NIR and JIHA HAM
    Shortly after New Year’s Day, Man Hyung Lee, 77, was nursing a coffee in his usual seat in a narrow booth at a McDonald’s in Flushing, Queens, when two police officers stepped into the fluorescent light of the restaurant. Mr. Lee said the officers had been called because he and his friends — a revolving group who shuffle into the McDonald’s on the corner of Parsons and Northern Boulevards on walkers, or with canes, in wheelchairs or with infirm steps, as early as 5 a.m. and often linger until well after dark — had, as they seem to do every...
  • Verizon workers stop Flushing rape, chase down suspect

    11/09/2013 11:43:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Queens Courier ^ | Thursday, November 7th, 2013 10:34 AM EST | Melissa Chan
    Three Queens-bred heroes thwarted a rape in Flushing last week by chasing, catching and sitting on the attacker until cops arrived. Verizon technicians Michael Popowich, Anthony Howley and John Gilday were finishing up a job at 150-24 Northern Boulevard on October 30 when they saw a man lurking across the street around noon. They said the alleged assailant, identified by police as 53-year-old Young Song, ran up to a woman who was leaving a corner café and put his hand on her waist. …
  • Flushing fluids isnt just unnecessary, it's potentally dangerous.

    10/04/2013 10:21:16 AM PDT · by Signalman · 94 replies ^ | 9/25/2013 | Jason Lancaster
    Without trying to toot my own horn, I know a lot about cars. I understand how most items on a car function and how they fail. I know the difference between a 6 ply tire and a bias-ply tire; I can talk about the pros and cons of direct injection; I can argue in favor or against anti-lock braking systems, etc. This knowledge frequently causes frustration when I take my vehicle in for basic services like an LOF (lube, oil, and filter), tire rotations, etc. and I’m “pitched” an unnecessary service item. While I know the service being pitched is...
  • School 244 in Flushing, Queens, becomes first public school in nation to serve only vegetarian meals

    05/01/2013 2:10:49 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 40 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, April 30, 2013 | Corinne Lestch and Ben Chapman
    NEW YORKA New York City public elementary school has adopted an all-vegetarian menu, serving kids tofu wraps and veggie chili. Public School 244 is the first public school in the city to go all-veggie. The animal-welfare group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says it might be the first all-veggie public elementary school in the nation. Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott says he's proud of the "trailblazing" school. He ate the new food with children on Tuesday.
  • Vitamin B3 May Help Kill Superbugs

    10/07/2012 11:17:41 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 43 replies
    Medical News Today (MNT) ^ | August 25, 2012 | Catharine Paddock, PhD
    Nicotinamide, commonly known as vitamin B3, may help the innate immune system kill antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria, the so-called "superbugs". In lab work done with mice and human blood, researchers found high doses of the vitamin increased the ability of immune cells to kill the bacteria by 1,000 times.The discovery opens the door to a new arsenal of tools for dealing with antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, such as those caused by methicillin-resistant S. aureus or MRSA, that have killed thousands of people around the world. They are increasing in hospitals and nursing homes, and also rising in prisons, among athletes, people in...
  • Zazi, Al Qaeda pals planned rush-hour attack on Grand Central, Times Square subway stations

    04/12/2010 9:28:47 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies · 814+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, April 12th 2010, 4:00 AM | BY John Marzulli
    Chilling new details about the foiled Al Qaeda plot to blow up the city's busiest subways have emerged as a fourth suspect was quietly arrested in Pakistan, the Daily News has learned. The unidentified man, who helped plan the plot, is expected to be extradited to the U.S. to betried in Brooklyn Federal Court with Adis Medunjanin and Zarein Ahmedzay of Flushing, Queens, sources said. The cooperation of would-be lead bomber Najibullah Zazi has helped law enforcement officials piece together a fuller picture of the evil plan to kill innocent straphangers around the 9/11 anniversary last year.Zazi and his two...
  • ...Charges Two Brooklyn Men with Conspiring to Provide Material Support to al Qaeda

    04/30/2010 1:45:09 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies · 385+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Charges Two Brooklyn Men with Conspiring to Provide Material Support to al Qaeda PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, GEORGE VENIZELOS, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"), and RAYMOND W. KELLY, the Police Commissioner of the City of New York, announced the indictment of U.S. citizens WESAM EL-HANAFI and SABIRHAN HASANOFF for allegedly conspiring to provide material support, including computer advice and assistance, to al Qaeda. EL-HANAFI and HASANOFF are expected to be presented...
  • FBI raid Queens, NY home in terror investigation

    09/14/2009 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 650 replies · 21,606+ views
  • Company Works to Flush Out Taliban During ‘Rock Avalanche’

    10/31/2007 4:18:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 148+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Jacob Caldwell, USA
    KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Oct. 31, 2007 – Under the cover of darkness, soldiers from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry (Airborne), air-assaulted about three miles south of their forward operating bases in the Pech River Valley earlier this month as part of Operation Rock Avalanche. Army Sgt. Chad Mohr (left) watches rounds land on target as Army Spc. David Hooker fires the MK19 machine gun at a known insurgent position Oct. 24, 2007, during Operation Rock Avalanche. The "Dragon Platoon" soldiers of Destined Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry (Airborne), were occupying a ridgeline between the Pech and Shuryak river...
  • Michelle Malkin: Profile foreign donors

    10/27/2007 12:07:07 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies · 145+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 27, 2007 | Michelle Malkin
    Asian-American groups don't like the increased public scrutiny that Hillary Clinton's mysterious Chinese dishwasher donors are getting. To which I say, in words that should be universally understood: Boo-hoo. In the wake of eye-opening investigations by the New York Post and Los Angeles Times of more dubious foreign funny money flowing into Hillary's coffers, ethnic grievance organizations are stepping forward to condemn these stories as examples of "negligent journalism." Yep. The newspapers are guilty of "negligence" because they actually broke news instead of covering it up. Both papers uncovered dishwashers, cooks and other suspect Hillary campaign contributors in New York's...
  • Wal-Mart Eyes Site in Flushing, Then Decides To Look Elsewhere

    04/12/2006 5:59:13 PM PDT · by CAWats · 53 replies · 1,057+ views
    NY Sun ^ | April 12, 2006 | DAVID LOMBINO
    Wal-Mart appears to have backed out of a plan to move into a vacant retail space in Queens, a location that likely would have bypassed City Council review of a new store. It's the second location that America's largest retailer has been known to have eyed in Queens, and the second time in 14 months that Wal-Mart has backed down. The Arkansas-based chain has no store in New York City. Shoppers who want to patronize Wal-Mart have to go to New Jersey or Long Island, which reap the sales tax revenues. Labor unions and some politicians in New York have...
  • Four Queens residents killed on New York Thruway (gets flat tire and stops in traffic lane to check)

    03/19/2006 6:36:26 PM PST · by Coleus · 38 replies · 1,283+ views ^ | 03.17.06 | Nathan Duke and Howard Koplowitz
    The Flushing YMCA said four people were killed in an accident on the New York State Thruway at 7 a.m. en route to a swimming meet in Buffalo, N.Y. The victims included a 47-year-old woman, her two sons and a 14-year-old girl, who died when a tanker truck slammed into their minivan, New York 1 reported. Two other passengers in the vehicle were removed from the battered minivan and taken to a local area hospital, New York 1 reported. In addition, the driver of the tanker truck was taken to the hospital, according to New York 1. Neither the Flushing...
  • Stop Flushing Commons Now!

    10/16/2005 11:36:41 PM PDT · by chris9364 · 5 replies · 184+ views ^ | 10/14/2005 | Raquel Lacomba Walker
    Stop Flushing Commons Now! Raquel Lacomba Walker has agreed to serve as spokesperson for the Coalition to “STOP FLUSHING COMMONS NOW”. She will be present at the up coming Coalition rally Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. at 135-27 38th Ave. (one block West of Main Street), Flushing, New York. The Coalition to “STOP FLUSHING COMMONS NOW” includes Flushing residents and small business owners opposed to the $500 million commercial construction project, known as “Flushing Commons”, which is to be built on the site of the existing Municipal Parking Lot #1, in Downtown Flushing. Principal business members of the...
  • Debunking Three Years of Media Lies: Part I (Gitmo Must See Repost; pictures)

    08/27/2005 10:12:36 AM PDT · by digger48 · 3 replies · 535+ views ^ | August 23, 2005 | Rusty Humphries
    Guantanamo Bay, Cuba – With the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay cloaked in controversy, President George W. Bush made an interesting offer to members of the media who wanted to see Gitmo for themselves: Come on down. So, I took him up on the offer.
  • Afghans at Queens Mosque Split Over bin Laden

    07/08/2005 2:41:57 PM PDT · by True Capitalist · 21 replies · 1,105+ views
    The New York Times ^ | Sept. 19, 2001 | DEXTER FILKINS
    Afghans at Queens Mosque Are Divided Over bin Laden September 19, 2001 By DEXTER FILKINS At New York City's largest Afghan mosque, supporters of the Taliban have chosen to pray in the basement or outside in the parking lot. They have not returned to the mosque for daily prayers since last Friday, when their imam denounced the attacks on the World Trade Center. "When I speak against the Taliban and Osama, they harass me; so many times they harass me," Imam Mohammed Sherzad, the leader of Hazrat-I-Abubakr Sadiq mosque, said at his office in Flushing, Queens. "They say: "Why do...
  • Save Water: Don't Flush, Says Livingstone (Europe Is "Superior" To Us *How*, Exactly...?)

    06/28/2005 5:06:20 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 44 replies · 1,346+ views ^ | 6/29/2005 | Sam Coates and Tosin Sulaiman
    KEN LIVINGSTONE has told Londoners not to flush the lavatory after relieving themselves. The Mayor of London said that dramatic action was needed to prevent an acute water shortage and painted a vision of standpipes in the streets if nothing is done. Mr Livingstone made the comments while inaugurating a public education campaign to promote water conservation. He said that he could ask ministers for an immediate hosepipe and sprinkler ban if the situation deteriorated. Modifying lavatory habits was an important part of this programme, he said. “The quickest and most dramatic impact is, don’t use a sprinkler or hose...
  • Stories Not Told - (how the media never covers consequences of its own fallacious reporting)

    06/07/2005 6:16:14 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 809+ views
    TOWN HALL.COM ^ | JUNE 7, 2005 | JOHN LEO
    As distrust of the press grows, news articles are relentlessly scrutinized for bias, but almost no one is focusing on stories that are simply ignored. For instance, a May 18 report in the Afghan newspaper Kabul Weekly said the riots that killed 17 people were not about disrespect for the Koran in American detainment camps--they were a show of force by the Taliban and another fundamentalist group, Hezb-e Eslami. "These demonstrations were organized by the Taliban and their supporters, and only some naive people joined the protesters," the newspaper said. The BBC picked up the story on May 22, but...
  • Leftist Press Won't Drop Koran "Mishandling" Stories - (respectful of Koran; hostile to Bible!)

    05/27/2005 9:24:17 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 49 replies · 1,276+ views
    First it was the Los Angeles Times who published the “Koran flushing story”, after the Newsweek story had been discredited. In an apparent attempt to help Newsweek find some of its lost credibility (and to take their own swipes at the US Military), now the rest of our leftist mainstream press has decided to print additional “Koran mishandling” stories. Hey! If a story is fake continue to print it, or other similar ones, so that maybe some of the uneducated will begin to believe them. Relying on a 2002 FBI report, notably one which merely referred to “allegations from detainees”,...
  • Newsweek - Proudly Carrying the Fifth Column’s Banner - (boycott them + NYT,CNN,CBS,ABC,NBC,PBS..)

    05/26/2005 9:16:34 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 19 replies · 665+ views
    Last week, you probably heard all about Newsweek’s inadvertent little faux pas regarding Gitmo, the Noble Qur’an, and a popular porcelain fixture. The story wasn’t true, although the lib/dem/soc/commie media are playing the “let’s pretend it really is true anyway” game. Oddly enough, they didn’t learn their lesson from the last time they tried that (see also: CBS, 60 Minutes, document forgery, etc.) so they trotted it out for another go. Folks are lamenting the 15 to 18 people who apparently died in the ensuing riots. Nobody knows the names of these people so far, or exactly where and how...
  • DoD News Briefing on Koran Mishandling Allegations

    05/26/2005 5:13:54 PM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 20 replies · 809+ views
    DoD ^ | 5-26-05 | Lawrence Di Rita and Joint Task Force - Guantanamo Commander Brig. Gen. Jay W. Hood
    LAWRENCE DIRITA (Pentagon spokesman): Good afternoon, folks. As I mentioned to you earlier, we are very happy and pleased to have Brigadier General Jay Hood, who is the commander of Joint Task Force Guantanamo. General Hood has been engaged in -- and is currently engaged in the commander's inquiry with respect to the situation involving the use of religious articles at Guantanamo. I mentioned he continues his investigation -- his inquiry. He's not finished with it. It's not our normal practice, nor will it be our normal practice in the future, to offer interim results of our inquiries. But under...
  • Church sign sparks debate

    05/24/2005 8:17:58 AM PDT · by BigFinn · 207 replies · 4,511+ views
    The Digital Courier ^ | May 24, 2005 | By JOSH HUMPHRIES
    FOREST CITY -- A sign in front of a Baptist church on one of the most traveled highways in the county stirred controversy over religious tolerance and first-amendment rights this weekend. A sign in front of Danieltown Baptist Church, located at 2361 U.S. 221 south reads "The Koran needs to be flushed," and the Rev. Creighton Lovelace, pastor of the church, is not apologizing for the display. "I believe that it is a statement supporting the word of God and that it (the Bible) is above all and that any other religious book that does not teach Christ as...
  • Elite Media, “Dan Rather,” Bias at Newsweek: What's New?-(discusses problem of "women in military")

    05/23/2005 9:02:18 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 417+ views
    When Newsweek published the inflammatory article about interrogators at Guantanamo flushing a Koran down the toilet, this writer believes that both the reporter and the editor knew precisely what they were doing. Tragically, it was intentional that they wrote the story and in the business sense it was a “mistake” to publish it but otherwise, the story itself was a lie. It is actually comical to watch the leftist “spin machine” working overtime to “control” the damage. Sadly, that once reputable magazine is now worth little more than for use in a sleazy restroom. Part of the problem is that...
  • Down the Toilet at Newsweek:Dungeon legend and the peril of anonymous sources(Russia started it!)

    05/22/2005 2:34:01 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 671+ views
    SLATE.MSN.COM ^ | MAY 16, 2005 | JACK SHAFER
    Newsweek floundered in journalistic purgatory over the weekend, unable to confirm or completely retract the "Periscope" item from its May 9 issue that incensed rioters in Afghanistan and Pakistan; 16 people died in the melees. I wonder why Newsweek wasn't more skeptical about Quran-desecration charges. Muslims so venerate the Quran that they are outraged if anyone touches one without first washing their hands, let alone put it into a dung-hole. Compare the ubiquity of the toilet story with other kinds of Quran desecration. In my Nexis sifting I found only a handful of examples from the last 25 years: A...
  • Newsweek's blunder illuminates extremists' major shortcoming - (7th century mindset blamed)

    05/21/2005 7:03:55 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 31 replies · 1,053+ views
    National Review Online's Marshall suggested Newsweek probably didn't know desecrating a Quran is a capital offense in "Saudi Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan, and elsewhere" — with enlightened Pakistan meting out only life imprisonment. Frankly, if we tolerate artwork such as "Piss Christ" and "Dung Virgin," we should be able to shrug off Commode Quran. As a Pakistani journalist told The New York Times, the Newsweek item confirmed suspicions of "a straight disrespect for the sensitivities of Muslims." Please. We see the "sensitivities" of some Muslims blowing up other Muslims on a daily basis in Iraq. We saw the sensitivities of Albanian...
  • A Slow Newsweek - (Burt Prelutsky's latest!)

    05/18/2005 9:32:37 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 586+ views
    It was not my intention to write about Newsweek. After all, as we all know, it’s not news when a dog bites a man. So, none of us should be too surprised to find out once again that the major news media has cooked up a story that simultaneously gets headlines around the world and gives America a black eye. Even if it had been true, it didn’t have the pizazz of Abu Ghraib with its naked bodies and snarling dogs. But if you can’t have steak, sometimes you have to make do with hamburger. Just so long as it’s...
  • When Liberalism and Physics Collide - (gurgle, gurgle; - sound of Newsweek going down drain!)

    05/18/2005 9:04:26 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 686+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | MAY 19, 2005 | Matthew Holmes
    Finally, liberals have a slogan that A) rhymes and B) is actually true: "Newsweek Lied, People Died!" So you can imagine my surprise to find out conservatives are the only ones saying it. Where's the liberal outrage over the deaths of at least 17 innocent people, thanks to the bogus Newsweek report that American interrogators flushed copies of the Koran down the toilet? Where are the scores of foul-smelling leftist hippies screeching, "Newsweek Lied, People Died!?" Newsweek has since retracted the story after a 5 year-old child demonstrated for them the impossibility of flushing any kind of book down the...
  • Who you gonna believe, the administration or al Qaeda? - (Simple: liberal media sides with Al Qaeda)

    05/18/2005 8:49:25 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 26 replies · 722+ views
    LIBERAL LUNACY.NET ^ | MAY 18, 2005 | Staff Writer
    Newsweek retracts story but the liberal media says it's probably true anyway and points the finger at the bullies in the administration. Newsweek has rejected the resignation of Michael Isikoff, which is probably the correct thing to do. Although the fabricated story was written by Isikoff, it was Newsweek that published the libel and it is Newsweek that is responsible for the deaths in Afghanistan. But all the big shots at Newsweek were innocent. In the case of the Koran item, Newsweek Managing Editor Whitaker said he did not see the final version because he was traveling on personal business....
  • Newsweek and the Bell that Cannot Be Unrung - (retired CBS executive; "loose lips sink ships")

    05/17/2005 7:16:19 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 795+ views
    Newsweek magazine and reporter-writers, Mark Isikoff and John Barry forgot the most important and one of the oldest clichés in the business, “You can’t unring a bell.” They also forgot one of the most memorable slogans in WW II, “Loose Lips Sink Ships.” As a result, over 15 people are dead in Afghanistan and many hurt. Riots continue in Muslim countries. All this is due to that fact that Newsweek reported that U.S. investigators found evidence that interrogators had flushed a copy of Muslim's holy book down a toilet in an attempt to rattle detainees. Just the thought that it...
  • Why Islam Was Enraged By Newsweek-(are rabble rousers afraid Christianity is superior?)

    05/17/2005 4:12:54 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 48 replies · 1,120+ views
    "Oops, sorry. It looks like we were wrong." Thus Newsweek apologizes for its story in last week's issue that American intelligence interrogators in Guantanamo desecrated the Koran in front of Muslim prisoners and flushed it down the toilet - an error that has to date cost the lives of 16 people killed in the anti-American riots that the story set off in various parts of the Islamic world. One wonders why a supposedly responsible magazine like Newsweek didn't manifest a tad less credulity toward a report indicating that American intelligence is run not only by anti-Muslim barbarians, but also by...
  • So it has come to this, Florida Lawmaker Seeks Toilet Paper Tax

    03/11/2005 7:10:05 AM PST · by edcoil · 30 replies · 677+ views
    AP | 11 Mar 2005 | Edcoil
    By DAVID ROYSE TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's Legislature is flush with good ideas. Sen. Al Lawson's involves a 2 cent-per-roll tax on toilet paper to pay for wastewater treatment and help small towns upgrade their sewer systems. The Democratic lawmaker's pay-as-you-go bill has been the source of many jokes - bathroom humor you might say - but he says the issue is a serious one, especially in some of the fast-growing Panhandle coastal counties in his district. "They're experiencing a tremendous boom in growth and they're not able to accommodate the growth," Lawson said. "We've got 17 million people...
  • (NYC) MTA Crews Seek Source of 7 Line "Subway Smell" (Smells like sh--, probably is...)

    08/13/2003 5:34:20 PM PDT · by mhking · 27 replies · 350+ views
    (Flushing-WABC, August 12, 2003) — Today, MTA crews have a dirty job ahead of them. They will be searching for the source of some raw sewage which has created a smelly mess on the tracks of the seven subway train in Flushing. If you're taking the seven train at the Main Street Station in Flushing, you better hold your breath!! Straphanger: "You can smell it. It is really strong." No one knows exactly what it is but local officials have a pretty good idea. Queen's City Council Member John Liu can sum it up. John Liu, Queens City Council Member:...