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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Paris on high alert, potential Europe and US plot "credible"



Osama Bin Ladin has been confirmed as the instigator of the feared terrorist attack. He is alive, kicking and apparently still in charge.


This threat is primarily Paris, with other European cities, but could also impact the US.


Major Eurpean Cities are on high alert for a large terrorist attack, while the status of security in the US has been raised due to "credible threat" of an organized attack along the lines of the London subway or 9-11 attacks. But some security officials say France and some other governments are over reacting.


From PRI (Public Radio International's) the World:
Police in Paris evacuated the Eiffel Tower last night after they received a bomb threat. It’s the second time the tower has been emptied in two weeks. That’s because France is on a higher than normal state of terror alert. The government raised the level to red plus – its second highest – after it got information that a female suicide bomber was planning an attack on public transport. Since then, at least two train stations have been evacuated and the police have received more than 100 calls about suspicious packages in public places. But the French are treating the alert with suspicion. Anita Elash reports from Paris. Download MP3
"If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uniformed. 
If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.” 
-- Mark Twain

Hispanic sterotypes and fear used to sell Sharon Angle to defeat Harry Reid


Sharron Angle spokeswoman condemns her candidate’s ad on immigration


By Delen Goldberg, Las Vegas Sun


The chairwoman of the Nevada Republican Hispanic Caucus, who moonlights as a spokeswoman for Sharron Angle, this week denounced the Republican U.S. Senate candidate's ad on immigration.
Tibi Ellis on Monday told 1060 AM Spanish radio host Edwin Saldarriaga that she doesn't agree with Angle's depiction of illegal immigrants in a campaign ad released earlier this month.
"I condemned this type of propaganda, no matter who is running them, where they blame Mexicans as the only problem and where they attack them as the only source of illegal immigration," Ellis told Saldarriaga. "I don't agree with that."
Ellis stressed to Saldarriaga that she was not representing Angle during the interview. Ellis, however, has served as a spokeswoman for Angle, according to an interview she gave to Texas GOP Vote, in which she recounted a campaign trip she took with Angle to Denton, Texas.

Dracula at UNLV


Count Dracula
By Ted Tiller
October 29 - November 7
A witty version of the classic story of a suave vampire whose passion is sinking teeth into the throats of young women. Based on Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, it is a Halloween treat for young and old. Rated PG-13.

Rally to Restore Sanity


I'm going to Jon Stewart.s Rally To Restore Sanity. I've never done anything like this before. Needed an adventure. Booked my plane and hotel! Anyone else going?







Rallies for Political Compromise and "Sanity"

Colbert, Stewart Plan Dueling Marches
to Counter Glenn Beck

Let the march madness begin.


Comedy Central cohorts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will rally their respective troops on Oct. 30 in a battle of the marches in Washington.
Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity (whose message is: Take it down a notch, America) will meet Colbert's March to Keep Fear Alive on the National Mall.

“It is happening, people,” Stewart said during his show Thursday. “A million moderate march where we take to the streets to send a message to our leaders and our national media that says, ‘We are here … we’re only here, though, until 6 because we have a sitter!’ ”

Spurred on by their Web fan base, Comedy Central personalities Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert say they are going to stage a “million moderate march” on the national mall in response to Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally.

Stewart is calling the event, scheduled for Oct. 30, a Saturday afternoon, the “Rally to Restore Sanity.” Colbert's mock-conservative character is calling his concurrent counter-march “March to Keep Fear Alive.”

The two events were triggered by fans who staged a Web write-in campaign. That zeal mushroomed shortly after Beck’s rally in late August, The Washington Post reported.


Side note: More American adults 18 to 30 get their primary "news" from Comedy Central and MTV than CNN or FoxNews. Nielson and Pew Trust both confirm this, further blurring the lines between fact and fiction, ratings and accuracy, entertainment and information.

Report above from CBS News Op Ed, the Washington Post, LA Times and Newsmax.com (a conservative "news  service).