Illegal Bacon…

Amid the hustle and bustle of downtown Los Angeles, there exists another world, an underground world of illicit trade in—not drugs or sex—but bacon-wrapped hot dogs. Street vendors may sell you an illegal bacon dog, but hardly anyone will talk about it, for fear of being hassled, shut down or worse. Our camera caught it on tape. One minute bacon dogs are sold in plain view, the next minute cops have confiscated carts, and ordered the dogs dumped into the trash.

Elizabeth Palacios is one of the few vendors willing to speak publicly. “Doing bacon is illegal,” she explains. Problem is customers love bacon, and Palacios says she loses business if she doesn’t give them the bacon they demand. “Bacon is a potentially hazardous food,” says Terrence Powell of the LA County Health Department. Continue selling bacon dogs without county-approved equipment and you risk fines and jail time.

Palacios knows all about that. She spent 45 days in the slammer for selling bacon dogs, and with the lost time from work, fines, and attorney’s fees, she fears she might lose the house that bacon dogs helped buy. She must provide for her family, but remains trapped between government regulations and consumer demand. Customers don’t care about safety codes, says Palacios. “They just want the bacon.”

In “Food Fight: Battle of the Bacon Dogs,” reason.tv host Drew Carey takes a long look at the human cost of trying to prohibit trade in oh-so-tasty treats.
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Interpol Global Manhunt for Child Abuser

INTERPOL media release

Interpol

9 October 2007

INTERPOL seeks public’s help to identify man photographed sexually abusing children


Operation Vico

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LYON, France – INTERPOL is making a public worldwide request for assistance in identifying a man photographed sexually abusing children in a series of images posted on the Internet, the first time the organization has made such an appeal.

Although the original photographs had been digitally altered by him or his accomplices to disguise his face, specialists from the Bundeskriminalamt (BKA) in Germany working with INTERPOL’s Trafficking in Human Beings unit have been able to produce an identifiable picture.

Despite extensive global efforts to identify and locate this individual through INTERPOL’s network of 186 National Central Bureaus and specialist units, the man’s identity and nationality still remain unknown.

‘For years images of this man sexually abusing children have been circulating on the Internet. We have tried all other means to identify and to bring him to justice, but we are now convinced that without the public’s help this sexual predator could continue to rape and sexually abuse young children whose ages appear to range from six to early teens,’ said INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble.

‘We have very good reason to believe that he travels the world in order to sexually abuse and exploit vulnerable children and as an 186-member country police organization, INTERPOL is uniquely positioned to co-ordinate this global effort to identify and bring him to justice,’ added Mr Noble.

The search for the individual has been codenamed Vico after analysis of the photographs, around 200 in total featuring 12 different young boys, established that the pictures were taken in Vietnam and Cambodia.

‘The decision to make public this man’s picture was not one which was taken lightly, but after thoughtful consideration and with the full agreement of experts from INTERPOL’s member countries dedicated to fighting this appalling criminal activity,’ said Kristin Kvigne, Assistant Director of INTERPOL’s Trafficking in Human Beings Unit.

‘We are certainly not encouraging members of the public to take any direct action themselves, particularly since any positive identification would need to be confirmed by law enforcement authorities but if anyone recognizes this person, or has any information that could help investigators, please contact the police or INTERPOL National Central Bureau in your country.’

The photographs of the man can be seen on the INTERPOL website, www.interpol.int. Any questions, information or comments can be sent to INTERPOL’s Trafficking in Human Beings Unit via the following link http://www.interpol.int/public/thb/vico/default.asp

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Sweden Tale of Two Somali Cities

Sweden, a land of self-delusion

Friday’s Inside Sweden had a segment introduced as: “A Tale of Two Cities – well almost. We look into the difference between two migrant Somali communities. One in Sweden and the other in what is often called the ”little Sweden” of the US – the Midwestern state of Minnesota.”

In the beginning of the 1990’s Somalis were fleeing their country due to a civil war. Around 20,000 came to Sweden, an equal number landed in the Midwestern American state of Minnesota, an area where Swedes emigrated to in the mid-19th century. More than 15 years later the Somali community in Sweden remains one of the least integrated groups in the country while in Minnesota the Somali community is going from strength to strength.

It seems Sweden feels guilty about the lack of success of the Somali community within Sweden. Sweden feels so guilty and has for some reason built up envy of what they feel is the highly successful Somali community in the USA. As a followup to his three city lecture tour, Benny Carlson, Ekonomihistoriker och författare till “Somalier i Minneapolis – en
dynamisk affär” was interviewed by our very own SRI Radio Sweden, Inside Sweden 2007-09-14 (mp3). The segment begins at 5mins 20seconds and ends at about 18minutes 30seconds. During the interview you will here Radio Sweden interviewer Elisavet Sotiriadou speak with Ekonomihistoriker Benny Carlson(Assoc. Prof of History Ecconomics).

Elisavet asked: “Is it the Somali’s themselves that are to be blamed or is it the Swedish Government?”

In his response which I have paraphrased, Benny Carlson’s answer was: “Sweden is a well built and organized society, you have to adapt and obey the rules” Somali’s are almost organizational maniacs they like to organize their own community, that is something that is considered threatening to the Swedish society.”

Why doesn’t the Swedish environment allow Somali’s to succeed when Somali’s can succeed in America?

The Swedish Somali population of 20-25 thousand has only 30 percent employed.

Benny said: “They have to build their own community and feel safe within that before they can move on into the Swedish society, and that is exactly what’s happening in Minneapolis – there they are building their own structures, and then they are integrated.”

“Minnesota has been able to welcome the Somalis with open arms, because it has over a century long tradition of welcoming immigrants.”

John Gibson did a quick report on March 19th Minnesota – America’s first Somali State and mentioned:

  • Minneapolis Airport where Somali-Muslim cabdrivers are demanding the right to refuse service to passengers who violate Islamic law — Sharia law. These would be people carrying bottles of alcohol or who have a dog traveling along, such as a blind person with his or her seeing-eye dog.
  • We have the situation with Target where Muslim cashiers refused to handle a package of bacon at the checkout stand. Target has now reassigned those people so they don’t have to handle pork, which means that Target has agreed to go along with Sharia law.
  • Then news today that in a suburb of Woodbury a man and a woman were found with a thousand pounds of khat. What is khat you might ask? It is a mildly hallucinogenic drug which is a favorite of Somalis. When John was in Somalia the biggest crowds at the outdoor markets were always around the khat stall, where a new load of the leafy drug had arrived from the bush country or from neighboring Kenya.

This same Minnesota Somali model seems to be the goal for Swedish social engineers.

Like we need more problems with Somali’s in Sweden!

Timing is everything – while I was typing, Germany’s Deutche-Welle TV came on with a report and interview with Lars Vilks. The intro sounded pretty stupid. “With $100,000.00 price on his head Lars Vilks has been avoiding the press, here now is Lars Vilks.”

ROTFLMAO – Lars Vilks has been on multiple radio and TV stations every day!

Lars says: “I was trying to test how much tolerance there is in the art world”.

The Deutche-Welle TV reporter also stated that the editor-in-cheif of Nerikes Allehanda where the cartoon was published has also recieved threats and is now under police protection. The editor says “threats like these shouldn’t stop freedom of speech or expression, and I cannot say I have changed my mind because I am now the one being threatened it would be strange if I now sat and said that I was sorry”. The Deutche-Welle reporter then said (as images of Ikea and Ericsson passed by on the TV screen) “there was a sense of unease at many Swedish companies as the groups said they would also be targeted unless the Swedish Government apologized.”

Then the spokeswoman for The Swedish Muslim Council came on and said “It is wrong, it is against the law. It is morally and ethically wrong regardless of what time of year, but especially since it was made during Ramadan”. At this point my wife looked at the name of The Swedish Muslim Councilwoman and said to me “Isn’t that the…?” before she could finish her statement I shook my head and laughed out loud with her. We had both realized that the Swedish Muslim Councilwoman Helena Benaouda in fact was the Swedish mother of the pregnant Swedish teenager, seventeen year old Safia who was released at the end of March, after being held by Ethiopia for suspicion of Terrorism in Somalia with three other Swedes(Somali Terror Suspects). Back in May of 2007 I did a post called Swedish Terrorists back home and have Explaining to do. The Swedish media was going crazy over four Swedes that were held on terror charges in Somalia and maybe even had been questioned and tortured by American CIA agents!!!! All we kept hearing was “The Swedes, The Swedes, the poor Swedes, and Evil America and the CIA are behind all of this!”

Who were these three Swedes that were held on charges of terrorism by the Ethiopian military? We have not been provided their names. How about we call them Sven, Björn and Ingemar. Two of the Terrorists held Swedish Citizenship and one had permanent residency. As a matter of fact we have a picture of the three Swedish Terrorists when they were released and sent back home to us in Sweden. Below is the picture.

Sven, Björn and Ingemar the three Swedish terrorists who were recently released by Ethiopia and are now home in Sweden. I guess Sven, Ingemar and Björn are the Swedish looking ones?

Why did the “Swedes” travel to a war in Somalia and why were they captured fighting for Islamic Extremists by Ethiopia? The Swedish Government issued a “RESERÅD”, a Travel Advisory to all Swedish Citizens. All Swedish Citizens were warned not to go to Beautiful Somalia and if you were Swedish and in Somalia you were advised to leave the country.

12 maj 2006SomaliaUtrikesdepartementet avråder sedan länge från alla resor till Somalia.Utrikesdepartementet uppmanar även de svenska medborgare som redan befinner sig i Somalia att lämna landet.Sverige har ingen ambassad i Somalia. Det är ambassaden i Nairobi, Kenya, som sköter de svenska förbindelserna. Utrikesdepartementet har därför mycket små möjligheter att hjälpa nödställda svenskar i Somalia.http://www.sweden.gov.se/sb/d/3436
May 12th 2006SomaliaFor a long time now the Foreign Ministry has advised people not to travel to Somalia.The Foreign Ministry also advices Swedish citizens already in Somalia to leave the country.Sweden has no embassy in Somalia. It is the embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, that takes care of the Swedish connections.
The Foreign Ministry therefor has very limited ability to help Swedes in need in Somalia.http://www.sweden.gov.se/sb/d/3436

In my experience if a building is on fire you get out. The people who run to the fire are the firemen. There must be a reason to travel to a country at war and go to the part of the country being run by Islamic Terrorist Warlords. We are so glad that darling pregnant Safia, the Swedish/Somali terror suspect is happy and home in Sweden with her mother the Swedish Islamic Council Spokeswoman where the condemnations of Fatwa’s against Lars Vilks, Ulf Johansson, and major Swedish companies during Ramadan can be issued.

 

Tariq RamadanHelena, Swedish Islamic Council Spokeswoman is no stranger to our friend’s at Gate’s of Vienna. Back on Monday, July 10, 2006 they had an article called Tariq Ramadan in Sweden. I laugh as I re-read that “400,000-500,000 Muslims live in Sweden and there are millions of us throughout Europe. We can either focus on the few bad apples or we can look at the vast majority, the mainstream.”

With the spokeswoman being both the mother and presumably now Mother-In-Law of another freed Jihadi Terror suspect from Somalia, Tariq Ramadan is probably correct. “We can either focus on the few bad apples…”

So today we have Sweden tripping over itself to aide the Somali community to develop their own little community within Swedish Society just like in Minnesota. I can’t wait until the people leaving Arlanda airport in Stockholm are told they cannot bring their duty free alcohol or their seeing eye dogs into the airport taxi cabs. It is going to go over really well when a new Cashier is going to have to be called to the front of the ICA supermarket when some Swede wants to bring home some bacon.

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Swedish Terrorists back home and have Explaining to do!

Betting on Bin Laden

Anybody have a clue as to what these ‘investors’ are expecting?

The two sales are being referred to by market traders as “bin Laden trades” because only an event on the scale of 9-11 could make these short-sell options valuable.

There are 65,000 contracts @ $750.00 for the SPX 700 calls for open interest. That controls 6.5 million shares at $750 = $4.5 Billion. Not a single trade. But quite a bit of dollars on a contract that is 700 points away from current value. No one would buy that deep “in the money” calls. No reason to. So if they were sold, it looks like someone betting on massive dislocation. Lots of very strange option activity that I haven’t seen before.

The entity or individual offering these sales can only make money if the market drops 30%-50% within the next four weeks. If the market does not drop, the entity or individual involved stands to lose over $1 billion just for engaging in these contracts.

Clearly, someone knows something big is going to happen BEFORE the options expire on Sept. 21.

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It figures someone bets on this kind of thing. Morbid as trading on catastropy sounds, It makes sense.

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Sweden sends personell to battle historic Greek Fire

Sweden Radio reported on Monday that Greece was battling the worst fires to hit the country in 150 years. Greece has sent a plea to all of it’s European neighbors for help in battling the fires that have taken more then 60 lives.

In response Swedish Radio reports that Sweden has dispatched personnel to aide the fire ravaged EU nation of Greece.

I have not read any reports indicating that either of the TWO Swedish Guys(no joke) have arrived yet in Greece, to turn the battle against the historic and deadly fire around.

“Swedish Aid to Fight Greek Fire”

The Swedish helicopter if it is like the many fire fighting equipped helicopters that the Greeks use during every fire season in Greece will help.

A company of “smoke jumpers” or an army unit, would have been my thought. Many countries have seasonal forest fires and have a lot of experience in dealing with them, Greece is one of them. Maybe forest fires in Sweden are reported in a different section of the newspaper then I read. I guess if you are a country like Sweden that has 10s of 1000s of ‘experts’, sending two of them to advise is another option. It is just so amusing in a twisted way that in the spirit of pompousness, a country like Sweden that has a yearly average of less then 1/10th of the forest fires by hectares then Greece, sends it’s “two experts” instead of a company of firefighters during such a tragedy.

Regardless, the Greeks will be happy that two “Swede Experts” will be arriving to advise them.

I am sure in the next few days they will begin discussing possible dates and times to begin talks as to when a summit can be held to consider addressing the Greek fires. Here in Sweden we have both heard about this noble Swedish effort on the radio and have read about it in the newspapers. We are all sure that you and everyone else in Greece will be impressed and grateful for the two Swedish experts.

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No Intelligence Allowed In Evolution

This looks like it will be a fun movie. I don’t know about you but I am really tired of “Debate OVER” all the time when  talking to people on the LEFT. This movie will take on evolution and all of it’s many holes. Is evolution wrong? I do not know, but what I do know is that too many people talk about evolution as if it is their Gospel, yes Gospel. It is a religion to them.

Evolution to me seems logical, is some ways. Right now it seems like the best explanation.

This Intelligent Design thing, I do not know about. Seems like I have to do some reading on the topic and find out what it is all about.

There is a quick movie trailer, I liked the George Thorogood, “Bad to the bone” music.

Check out the movie trailer HERE

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Sweden: Police Officer Shot – Manhunt

Police officers shot at in Malmö

A major police operation has started in Malmö to try to track down several people who shot at police officers in the city on Friday night.

Police officers shot at in Malmö

Published: 4th August 2007 10:23 CET
Online: http://www.thelocal.se/8094/

A major police operation has started in Malmö to try to track down several people who shot at police officers in the city on Friday night.

The two plain-clothes police officers were waiting in a traffic queue in their car at 2am on Saturday when they noticed shots being fired at a road sign near the corner of Amiralsgatan and Drottninggatan.

“One of the police officers stepped out of the car and identified himself. The other officer followed. As the second officer stepped out of the car they were shot at,” said police spokesman Sofie Österheim.
http://www.thelocal.se/8094/20070804/

So the search is on.

The Swedish Police are searching for several suspects and a silver BMW of some make, model and year.

Has anybody here seen the suspects or the silver BMW?

Police operations and the reporting of crime in Sweden seems to be a bit sketchy to me…

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Sweden: Cop Shooting Manhunt – Update

Mohammed Burns at Midsummer Celebrations

The people of Denmark have been reacting differently after last year’s coordinated Mohammed riots, protests and boycotts over the now infamous Mohammed Cartoons.

Small protests in reaction to radical Islamists(a small percentage of the Muslim community) have been going on throughout Europe. The difference between the protests against radical Islam and protests by radical Islamists is of course the violence.

What appears to be a coordinated protest in Denmark to symbolically burn Mohammed in effigy began this weekend as part of midsummer celebrations by groups of Danes. The culmination has been the production of the video that was posted on YouTube. The Danish midsummer burning of Mohammed protest has either gone un-noticed by Swedish and Danish Newspapers or has purposely been suppressed.

The protesters begin their YouTube Video with three pages of text. They are in Danish. Below you will find the Danish text and the English Translation of that text.

The Danish protesters use the word “muhammedaner” which some people have stated is not the Politically Correct term for a person of the Islamic faith. On Danish sites we have read the argument that Christians are called Christians because they follow Christ. In “Det Danske Fredsakademi ordbog” The Danish Peace Academy Dictionary the word is defined as:

muhammedaner

Ældre forældet europæisk udtryk for muslim.
Old Ancient European expression for muslim.

The word being a legitimate historical word or not the Danish Protest was clearly not intended to be mistaken for something resembling Political Correctness.We see similar protests throughout the Islamic world on a daily basis and worse. While two wrongs do not make a right, fair is fair. We will have to see if free speech exists in Denmark or Europe for that matter.

Vi erklärer:

Sankt hans aften har altid haft

tradition for at man bränder det

onde af, i fordums tid

symboliseret ved heksen som man

påstod havde direkte forbindelse

med satan. Og hvis den ikke blev

brändt af, ville hösten ikke

komme sikkert i hus.

We declare:

On Saint Hans’ Eve it has always

been a tradition to burn the evil,

in ancient times symbolized by

the witch that they claimed had

direct connections to Satan.

And if it wasn’t burned,

the harvest wouldn’t be safely

brought into storage

Nu er der kommet en ny ondskab

ind over Europa som må lyve og

dräbe i deres påståede Guds navn.

En ondskab som udspringer fra

den såkaldte profet muhammed.

Derfor er det i vores tid ham der

symboliserer ondskaben og det er

ikke kun én höst der forsvinder,

men hele Vesteuropas fremtid der

forsvinder hvis ikke denne

ondskab bliver sendt ad

Hekkenfeldt til.

Now there is a new kind of evil

that has come in over Europe that may

lie and kill in their alleged God’s name.

An evil that springs from the

so called prophet Mohammed.

Therefor in our time it is he

who symbolizes evil and it

is not just one harvest that

will disappear, but the entire

Western Europe’s future will

disappear unless this evil is

sent to Heklafell. (eg Hell refers to the Volcano in Iceland where ancients believes Hell resided)

Derfor vil vi Sankt Hans aften

d. 23. juni 2007, 3 unavngivne

steder brände vor tids värste

ondskab af, den såkaldte

profet muhammed.

Vi afbrändte muhammed 3

steder i landet. Vi frigiver

nu videoen fra den förste

afbränding. De 2 andre

afbrändinger der fandt

sted frigiver vi d. 23.

juli og d. 23 august.

For et muhammedaner-frit

Danmark!

Therefor on Saint Hans’ Eve,

June 23rd 2007, on 3 unnamed

locations we will burn the worst evil

of our time, the so called

prophet Mohammed.

We burned Mohammed on 3

locations in the country.

We now release the video from the first

burning. The 2 other

burnings that took place

we will release on July 23rd

and August 23rd.

For a Mohammedan-free

Denmark!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivqcOUWjsWw