Wednesday, November 10, 2010

WMKT Radio Show; Anti-Sharia Law on Hold; TSA Abuses; Chinese Downgrade US Bonds

After meeting him at a meeting, I have been invited to join Greg Marshall's talk radio show this Friday at 9:10 am or so, talking about my blog/news service  - and the political scene. The station broadcasts on 1270 AM as well as an FM translator on 92.1 and streams online  Thank you, Greg!

Fox News opines: A popular new law that bars Oklahoma courts from considering Islamic law, or Shariah, when deciding cases was put on hold Monday after a prominent Muslim in the state won a temporary restraining order in federal court. Shariah is found in the Koran and is the basis of law in most Islamic countries, though its implementation varies widely. It has been used in Iran and Somalia, among other places, to condone harsh punishments like amputations and stoning.
PrisonPlanet reports: TSA abuse in airports is completely out of control with more and more cases of security workers groping women, fondling children, abusing naked body scanners, and interrogating passengers emerging every week, and yet the government’s answer to the epidemic of oppression is to hand TSA thugs more power with which to harass American citizens.
The story of Infowars employee Michelle, who along with her child was sexually assaulted by TSA staff after refusing to go through a naked body scanner, has gone viral on the Internet after it was picked up by the Drudge Report, a website leading the charge in the backlash against airport oppression at the hands of the TSA that has now led to the world’s largest pilot’s association boycotting the use of naked body scanners.
Michelle’s traumatic experience represents just the tip of the iceberg.
A 2006 investigation by the Discover America Partnership found that tourism to America had sunk due to “a climate of fear and frustration that is turning away foreign business and leisure travelers from visiting the United States and damaging America’s image abroad.”
No less than a third of tourists vowed never to return to America after experiencing the treatment of Homeland Security officials at ports of entry. By early 2007, the U.S. had lost around 60 million visitors as a result of the stifling and intrusive security measures implemented since 9/11, which were proven to be completely flawed in light of the underwear bomber incident on Christmas Day.
America has not only lost its crown as a beacon of freedom and hospitality, turning instead into a feared police state shunned by tourists, but it has also sacrificed almost a third of its tourist industry as a result of TSA and Homeland Security thugs being given the power to treat everyone who enters the country as a potential terrorist who is guilty until proven innocent.
If Americans continue to blithely accept their abuse at the hands of TSA thugs, it sends a clear message to the authorities that they are quite prepared to suffer any indignity whatsoever, which will inevitably lead to a feeding frenzy unless Americans begin to stand up for themselves against airport oppression in greater numbers.
PowerofTravel writes: The Discover America Partnership is an effort led by some of America’s foremost business leaders to strengthen America’s image around the globe.
These leaders recognize that public diplomacy is not the sole responsibility of government, but also of business and the American people. While there are no easy solutions to our image crisis, tapping into the power of travel must be a critical element in our public diplomacy efforts.
That’s why the Discover America Partnership is challenging our country to welcome 10 million more visitors each year. As each new visitor returns to their home country and shares their experiences with friends and family, we have the potential to reach and positively influence another billion people annually.
The Wall St. Journal writes: Dagong Global Credit Rating Co., the Chinese rating company that was recently rejected in its bid to be an officially recognized bond rater in the U.S., just downgraded the entire U.S. The always objective Xinhua has the “scoop.”
The United States has lost its double-A credit rating with Dagong Global Credit Rating Co., Ltd., the first domestic rating agency in China, due to its new round of quantitative easing policy.
Dagong Global on Tuesday downgraded the local and foreign currency long-term sovereign credit rating of the U.S. by one level to A+ from previous AA with “negative” outlook.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck on WMKT! I'll be listening via live stream!!