Make sure to click on the links in the article to get and understand what Michael Graham's positions really are and decide for yourself whether or not he's bigoted or perhaps even right! For myself, all I need to know that he's right is the fact that the Muslim march on Washington for peace was a complete fizzle a couple of months ago. I too am waiting for the Muslim Ghandi or Martin Luther King Jr. to reveal him/herself.
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Jewish World Review July 29, 2005 / 22 Tamuz, 5765


By Binyamin L. Jolkovsky

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Yesterday Michael Graham wrote in his column: "I take no pleasure in saying it. It pains me to think it. I could very well lose my job in talk radio over admitting it. But it is the plain truth: Islam is a terror organization."

And then his fears came true.

Hours after his column appeared here, Graham, a mid-morning talker at WMAL in Washington, D.C., was suspended without pay pending an investigation.

Graham's column and previous on-air comments were not the first time he's had a run-in with CAIR.

In an April, 2004 column, he details other attempts by the Muslim group to silence him.

But as late as this week, a WMAL executive, Randall Bloomquist, told the Washington Post that despite CAIR's protests about some of Graham's on-air utterances, the station had no intention of reprimanding him. Describing Graham's rhetoric as "amped up", he said, according to the paper, it is justified within the context of the program.


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"Remember that this is talk radio," Bloomquist added. "We don't do the dainty minuet of the newspaper editorial page. It's not 'Washington Week in Review.' It depends on pungent statements to drive it. Michael is rattling the cage. It's designed to start and further a conversation, and it has certainly done that."

Graham, on-air, explained his position on Islam:

"Because of the mix of Islamic theology that — rightly or wrongly — is interpreted to promote violence, added to an organizational structure that allows violent radicals to operate openly in Islam's name with impunity, Islam has, sadly, become a terrorist organization. It pains me to say it. But the good news is it doesn't have to stay this way if the vast majority of Muslims who don't support terror will step forward and re-claim their religion."

CAIR sent a mass e-mail to its sympathizers, who responded to their call.

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Mathematician in the Bar

Every Friday afternoon, a mathematician goes down to the
bar, sits in the second-to-last seat, turns to the last seat,
which is empty, and asks a girl who isn't there if he can
buy her a drink.

The bartender, who is used to weird university types, always
shrugs but keeps quiet. But when Valentine's Day arrives,
and the mathematician makes a particularly heart-wrenching
plea into empty space, curiosity gets the better of the
bartender, and he says, "I apologize for my stupid questions,
but surely you know there is NEVER a woman sitting in
that last stool. Why do you persist in asking out empty

The mathematician replies, "Well, according to quantum
physics, empty space is never truly empty. Virtual particles
come into existence and vanish all the time. You never know
when the proper wave function will collapse and a girl might
suddenly appear there."

The bartender raises his eyebrows. "Really? Interesting. But
couldn't you just ask one of the girls who comes here every
Friday if you could buy HER a drink? Never know --she might
say yes."

The mathematician laughs. "Yeah, right -- how likely
is THAT to happen?"

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The Kosher Top 10


Top Ten Things that would be different if Darth Vader had been Jewish
By Dark Helmet

10. Under his usual black attire, he'd be wearing a white-on-white shirt, and his cloak would have tzitzis

9. Along with a Light saber in one hand, he'd have an esrog in the other

8. The Death Star would be renamed, The David Star

7. "Luke, I am Your Father, No?...now cut that hair and get a real job"

6. Instead of trying to conquer the galaxy, Him and Natalie Portman would try finding a place to settle in Ramat Bet Shemesh

5. His rebbeim, Yoda and Obe Wan Knobe, may have tried keeping him on the derech by having him read Mesilas Yesharim a few more times

4. He would have renamed trusty robots - C613PO and r770d770

3. He never in a million years would have allowed his tznius daughter, Princess Leia, to get involved with a wild guy named Han

2. Getting people to come to the dark side would have involve a mitzvah tank

1. The term, "May the Force Be with You" would end off with an "Im Yirtzeh Hashem"

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Governor Announces Grants For Two EMS Programs

By Marianne Sullivan
Published on 7/14/2005

Governor M. Jodi Rell joined U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro this week in announcing that the state has received two federal grants totaling $268,854 to improve emergency medical services for children and to purchase defibrillators.

This money will strengthen the states services in areas where it is very much needed, Rell said. Our rural communities are too often overlooked when, in reality, they need our full attention when it comes to emergency care. I want to get the word out that these funds can help buy automatic external defibrillators [AED] for many of Connecticuts towns.

Rell said, The defribrillators can be placed in schools, public buildings, senior and community centers, as well as police fire and EMS agencies. Officials who volunteer or work at these locations where defibrillators are placed can get CPR and defibrillator training through this grant.

Increasing access to health care is critical for all residents, but especially in rural areas, Rep. DeLauro said. Last week she introduced a bill to help cover costs for advanced paramedic services in rural areas.

The money will support the states Rural Access to Emergency Care Devices and the Emergency Medical Services for Children programs. The Emergency Medical Services for Children program is a national initiative designed to reduce child and youth disability and death due to severe illness and injury.

The towns can apply for the grant funding through the states Department of Public Health and its Office of Emergency Medical Services.

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When Hitler bombed London, was Churchill to blame?

July 12th, 2005

Last Thursday's London massacre of almost three score innocent people who
were  simply smashed to bleeding fragments on their way to work, has thrown
a harsh light on the British Left. Normal people learned something from
the horror – the shocking inhumanity of the attackers, perhaps.

Not so the Left.

Within twenty-four hours, the Guardian of London was pumping out its daily propaganda line : Don't blame the killers. Blame Bush and Blair for knocking over Saddam Hussein. Which makes me wonder whether the editors' own  parents blamed Winston Churchill for the Nazi bombings of  London.

The Brit Left continues to mix up "the fire and the fire brigade," in Churchill's phrase. That is not by accident. In the upside-down prism of the Left there are no criminals, only police brutality. There are no hard-working achievers, only exploiters of the poor. And there is no jihadist menace, only "Crusader-Zionist" invaders of the House of Islam, as al Qaeda likes to put it. 

The hard Left is a secular religion that is utterly immune to evidence or reason. No facts will change its rock-hard faith. That is why the Guardian doesn't need to think about last Thursday's horrors. It just turned the crank on its daily cliché machine.

A decisive answer has now come from an authoritative source, a certain Dr. Hani Al-Siba' i, who runs an Islamic studies center right in London.   This gentleman explained the bombers' religious basis in no uncertain terms:

"The term 'civilians' does not exist in Islamic religious law. ... There is no such term as 'civilians' in the modern Western sense. People are either of Dar Al-Harb or not ..." [ Dar Al-Harb is the House of War, where Islam is not dominant and infidels may be slaughtered - ed.].

You and I, gentle reader, are living in the House of War, in Dr. Al-Siba'.i's eyes. We are what the US military in Vietnam used to call a "free fire zone," perfectly legal victims of murder in the eyes of God, if some jihadi fanatic takes it in his head to do us in. Our only chance is to submit to Islam, and live as they do.

Islamic law on the killing of civilians is utterly foreign to our tradition. Christianity, Judaism, the Roman law of war according to Cicero, and the Western judicial philosophy of "just war" all protect civilians. Islam does not. Infidels are only protected if they pay Muslims for protection and agree to live as dhimmis, second-class citizens bearing public signs of their disgrace. The London subway travelers were therefore fair game. More
than that, butchering them was a great victory for God and his faithful, according to Dr. Al-Siba' i.

"If Al-Qa'ida indeed carried out this act, it is a great victory for it. It rubbed the noses of the world's eight most powerful countries in the mud."

Al-Siba' i is an extremist, obviously, and does not necessarily speak for millions of other Muslims. His Islamic center is presumably paid for by the Saudis, who are themselves Wahhabi radicals, barely one generation from desert blood feuds just like those carried out by Mohammed himself. Indeed, the tribe of Al-Saud made great slaughter of its Muslim tribal enemies while coming to power. Many Muslims still hate them for it.

We would be fooling ourselves, however, if we ignored the fact that Al-Siba' i can quote chapter and verse from the Hadith, second in authority only  to the Koran itself:

"[The Mujahideen] tell (that) the Prophet drove nails into and gouged out the eyes of people from the 'Urayna Tribe. They were merely a group of thieves who stole from sheep herders, and the Prophet drove nails into them and threw them into the Al-Hrara area, and left them there to die. He blinded them and cut off their opposite legs and arms. This is what the Prophet did on a trifling matter, let alone in war."

According to a recent scholarly book, the Prophet Mohammed waged an average of nine desert wars each year he was in power. His example is enshrined in the Hadith.

Hitler laid out his goals in Mein Kampf. Marx and Lenin made it pretty clear what Communist regimes were going to do. Those two totalitarian ideologies accounted for some 150 million victims in the 20th century. We would be fools indeed if we did not pay attention to the words of radical Islamists.

But not the Guardian, not the BBC, and not the Left, here or abroad.  Oddly enough, the hard Left agrees that civilians have no special status. That is why the BBC finds it so hard to figure out the difference between "terrorists" and "freedom fighters." The Geneva Conventions have no problem with that, just as you and I don't. 

Terrorists target innocent civilians,  that's all there's to it.

Civilized combatants do everything in their power to avoid hurting civilians, often risking their own lives to spare the innocent. The civilized military of America and Britain have defended us against ruthless murderers for a century. That is why they are heroes, while terrorists are dirt.

An Israeli cartoon tells the difference. On the left side of the picture is a soldier of Israel, aiming his gun while shielding a baby carriage with his body. On the right side is a soldier of Palestine, aiming his gun while his body is shielded by a baby carriage. The difference is obvious to a child of ten, but not to the sophisticated minds of the Left.

Just to drive this point home, in September 2002 al-Qa'ida spokesman Suleiman Abu Gheith said:

"We have the right to kill four million Americans - two million of them children - and to exile twice as many and wound and cripple hundreds of thousands. It is our right to fight them with chemical and biological weapons."

There is, in fact, an astonishing similarity between jihadis and the Left. Both peddle tales of endless victimhood. Both excuse the deliberate slaughter of civilians. Both blame civilized nations for defending themselves against primitive savagery from the tribal badlands of the 7th century. And both follow totalitarian creeds.

Which raises the question of who is more to blame for the London massacre: the fanatics who did the deed, or those who have spent decades justifying terrorism, peddling their perversity through the BBC and the Guardian of London?

James Lewis is a frequent contributor.

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The Left doesn't support the troops and should admit it

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Liberals, Democrats and others on the Left frequently state that they "support the troops." For most of them, whether they realize it or not, this is not true. They feel they must say this because the majority of Americans would find any other position unacceptable. Indeed, for most liberals, the thought that they really do not support the troops is unacceptable even to them.

 Lest this argument be dismissed as an attack on leftist Americans' patriotism, let it be clear that leftists' patriotism is not the issue here. Their honesty is.

 In order to understand this, we need to first have a working definition of the term "support the troops." Presumably it means that one supports what the troops are doing and rooting for them to succeed. What else could "support the troops" mean? If you say, for example, that you support the Yankees or the Dodgers, we assume it means you want them to win.

 But most of the Left does not want the troops to win in Iraq. The Left's message is this: "You troops may think you are winning; you may think you are doing good and moral things in Iraq; you may believe you are fighting the worst human beings of our age and protecting us against the scourge of Islamic terror. But we on the Left believe none of that. We believe this war is being fought for oil and for Halliburton and other corporations; we believe you are waging a war that is both illegal and immoral; we believe you have invaded a country for no good reason and have killed a hundred thousand Iraqis [the Left's generally mentioned number] for no good reason; but, hey, we sure do support you."

 Honest people on the Left need to understand that the two positions are not reconcilable. A German citizen during World War II could not have argued: "The Nazi regime's army is engaged in an evil war of aggression and is slaughtering millions of innocent people, and I therefore completely oppose this war, but I sure do support the Nazi troops."

 One example is the claim made by Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry and almost all other Democrats and liberals that the war in Iraq is "the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time." How does one support troops that are fighting a wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time? A few leftist writers have been honest enough to say, "Nothing personal, guys, but I sure don't support you." But the vast majority of the Left and all Democratic politicians have not been honest on this matter.

 A second example is the oft-repeated line, found on liberal bumper stickers, "War is not the answer." Aside from the idiocy of this claim -- war has solved slavery, ended the Holocaust, destroyed Japanese Fascism, preserved half the Korean peninsula from near-genocide, and saved Israel from extinction, among other noble achievements -- the claim offers no support to those who do engage in war.

 How could one believe that "war is not the answer" and also claim to "support the troops," the very people waging what is "not the answer"? The answer is, by being dishonest.

 A third example is the Left's opposition to military recruitment on most of the elite and many other college campuses. So deep is leftist disdain for troops that most on the Left regard the mere presence of military personnel on a university campus as a form of contamination. Yet, the Left claims to "support the troops."

 Many on the Left express far more contempt than support for the troops.

 A Democratic senator compares our interrogators to the Nazis and Communist torturers; the head of Amnesty International in America defends likening Guantanamo Bay to the Gulag; and liberals routinely speak of troops as coming from the lowest socio-economic rungs of society (maybe that's one reason they oppose recruiters on campuses, lest the best educated actually join the military). But, hey, the Left supports the troops.

 An honest leftist would say: "Because I view this war as immoral, I cannot support our troops." What is not honest is their saying, "Support the troops -- bring them home." Supporting people who wish to fight entails supporting their fight; and if that fight is opposed, those waging it are also opposed.

 Many on the Left angrily accuse the Right of disparaging their patriotism. That charge, too, is false. I have never heard a mainstream conservative impugn the patriotism of liberals. But as regards their attitude toward our troops, the patriotism of those on the Left is not the issue. The issue is their honesty.

©2005 Creators Syndicate, Inc.

cyclist news

Junior cyclist suspended
Independent Online - Cape Town,South Africa
The Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland, has confirmed the International Cycling Union's disqualification and suspension of South African ...

Cyclist French has drug ban overturned
Age (subscription) - Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Cyclist Mark French has had a two-year ban for doping offences overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The decision ...

emergency medical services news

Warren board to conduct business today
Henderson Daily Dispatch - Henderson,NC,USA
... last October. -- Three candidates for two vacancies on the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council will be considered. The three ...

Right questions asked about EMS agency
Modesto Bee - Modesto,CA,USA
... questions coming from new Stanislaus County Supervisor Jim DeMartini about the county's participation in the Mountain Valley Emergency Medical Services Agency. ...

Motorcyclist dies after crash
Edmonton Sun - Edmonton,Alberta,Canada
... last night. At around 11:30 pm, Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene, the Whitemud Drive's Rainbow bridge. A westbound ...

The Winchester Star
Winchester Star - Winchester,VA,USA
... The Office of Emergency Medical Services Consolidated Grant will cover half the cost of six base station transmitters, 20 mobile radios, 50 portable radios and ...

EMT News

Twelve Idaho soldiers awarded Purple Hearts
Idaho State Journal - Pocatello,ID,USA
... IRAQ - Soldiers of C Company, 145th Support Battalion, provided a class of Oil Protection Force (OPF) officers an Emergency Medical Training ( EMT) course here ...

KU Burn Center staff
Kansas City Nursing News - Kansas City,KS,USA
... November. He moved into it from housekeeping in 1975. "I had my EMT training and everything else was on-the-job learning," he said. "I ...

bicycle news

Teen injured in bicycle accident
Oil City Derrick - Oil City,PA,USA
By Jeff Tucker. A 14-year-old Oil City girl suffered unknown head injuries after a bicycle crash Monday near Colbert Avenue and Wayne Street. ...

Bicycle Club partners sell to Maxus Realty
Kansas City Star - MO,USA
Maxus Realty Trust said Friday that it had completed the purchase of the Bicycle Club Apartments in Kansas City from a partnership involving its chief ...

Bicycle turning into lifestyle product
Newindpress - Chennai,India
BHUBANESWAR: The good old bicycle seems to be outgrowing its utility as a mode of transport and assuming a position as a lifestyle product here in Orissa. ...

Bicycle rally returns Saturday
Paris News - Paris,TX,USA
Up to 600 cyclists are expected in town this weekend for the 21st running on the Tour de Paris, one of the state's best known bicycle rallies. ...

As London stalled, SA dad-to-be got on a bike
Independent Online - Cape Town,South Africa
... Red" Byrne was summoned urgently to hospital but, with little public transport available and all taxis occupied, he bought a second-hand bicycle and pedalled ...

paramedic news

ICE - Who's On Your In Case of Emergency List?
PhoneMag.com - Scottsdale,AZ,USA
... A story about a brave paramedic who decided on starting a campaign to protect people who can't physically or verbally give contact information, in case of an ...

Officers, firefighter add to credentials
Arizona Republic - Phoenix,AZ,USA
... Tallant. Amber Fenton, a Glendale firefighter, has graduated from the nine-month Glendale Community College paramedic program. Glendale ...

Onslow County looking to hire new paramedics
New Bern Sun Journal - New Bern,NC,USA
Conrad said there are several reasons for the paramedic shortage. ... Roberts, a paramedic lieutenant, said the number of calls can vary from day to day. ...

emergency medical service news

Ambulance firm shuts down base in Swartz Creek
Flint Journal - Flint,MI,USA
... Three years ago, Swartz Creek found itself suddenly without local emergency medical service when Durand Vernon Area Ambulance pulled out of town after ...

Two Doha workers die as boundary wall collapses
Gulf Times - Doha,Qatar
... understood. Soon after the accident, the emergency medical service (EMS) officials of the Hamad Medical Corporation arrived on the spot. ...

Busy Weekend For White County Fire And Rescue
Access North Georgia - Gainesville,GA,USA
... White County volunteer fireman were kept busy with a number of other calls which include several medical calls to assist White County Emergency Medical Service ...

Citywide EMS Gets Wireless Tracking
Mobile Health Data - New York,NY,USA
July 11, 2005 - Hospitals and emergency medical service providers in the San Francisco and Kansas City areas are using wireless applications to track ...

ambulance news

Ambulance service now under local management
KTVO - Kirksville,MO,USA
(FAIRFIELD, Iowa) The lights and sirens are the same, but there are new faces behind the scenes at the Jefferson County Ambulance Service. ...

Ambulance ride to hospital may soon cost more
Dekalb Daily Chronicle - Dekalb,IL,USA
... The city's current policy is to increase the ambulance fees annually by the rate of inflation. Even with the changes, the amount ...

Ambulance LTD, Primitive (The Way I Treat You) Video
Filter Magazine - Los Angeles,CA,USA
On Ambulance LTD's debut album, one can find a number of stylistic influences from the Beatles and the Stones to Spiritualized, Elliot Smith and the Smiths. ...

New ambulance director has busy, productive start
Linton Daily Citizen - Linton,IN,USA
This time last year, John Bailey, director of the Greene County Ambulance Service (GCAS), was busy planning and overseeing operations being conducted by ...

Ambulance firm shuts down base in Swartz Creek
Flint Journal - Flint,MI,USA
... Three years ago, Swartz Creek found itself suddenly without local emergency medical service when Durand Vernon Area Ambulance pulled out of town after ...

EMS News

Right questions asked about EMS agency
Modesto Bee - Modesto,CA,USA
One of the pluses of turnover on elected boards is fresh thinking. There's a current example of that in the hard questions coming ...

EMS tests river readiness
Mid-Hudson News - Newburgh,NY,USA
A drill on the Hudson River between Croton and Haverstraw Saturday may have been planned long before Thursday's London terrorist bombings, but it had more ...

Pennsylvania EMS Lieutenant Dies in Crash
Firehouse.com (subscription) - USA
An EMS Lieutenant of the Honey Brook Pennsylvania Fire Company was killed when the car he was driving ran off a rural road and hit a tree. ...

Winchester Fire/EMS marks 1st anniversary of program that offers a ...
Winchester Sun - Winchester,KY,USA
... During a visit to the Winchester Fire/EMS Department, Clem was shown a defibrillator, a portable device that uses electric shock to restore normal heartbeat. ...

Citywide EMS Gets Wireless Tracking
Mobile Health Data - New York,NY,USA
The technology, from EMSystem LLC, Milwaukee, enables EMS personnel to use radio frequency identification wristbands to enable caregivers to track patients. ...

ambulance news

Children hurt in fruit can blast
Daily Telegraph - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
An ambulance crew was called to a house in Wellstead, near Albany, on the WA south coast, yesterday after a four-year old boy apparently placed the can of ...

Boy injured jumping into the sea
BBC News - UK
Brixham coastguards said he hit his head on rocks and had to be flown to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital by Devon Air Ambulance. ...

Nigeria World - Nigeria
... Consider this, my friend. One of the aircrafts they said is an air ambulance. ... What kind of air ambulance flies like a regular plane? ...

Paramedics Are Real Heroes
Daily News - Galveston County - TX,USA
GoldStar EMS, which provided ambulance service to much of the Mainland, recently ceased operations in Galveston County. I really ...

Westerly Sun - Westerly,RI,USA
N. STONINGTON - The Board of Selectmen recently spoke to North Stonington Ambulance Association President Brian Elias about budget issues that continue to ...

EMS News

County to name panel to review EMS operations
Greenville Daily Reflector - Greenville,NC,USA
... A proposal to review the operations of the county's EMS system was made during the commissioners' May budget workshops. The proposal ...

Guardian settles in as EMS provider with locations in Early ...
Brownwood Bulletin - Brownwood,TX,USA
The ambulance company has bought property in Early, where EMS crews and two ambulances are based, and in Brownwood, where crews and three more ambulances will ...

EMS gap cited
Jacksonville Daily News - Jacksonville,NC,USA
... "As a rule, there is an ambulance at the south end of North Topsail Beach," said Butch Thompson, Onslow County EMS division head. ...

Workplace, public defibrillators can save lives
Des Moines Business Record - Des Moines,IA,USA
... "We would really like to see an official registry that pops up with a dispatcher, rather than waiting for the EMS to arrive, because it's time lost ...

Polk County Deputies caravan to Pensacola
Tampa Bay's 10 - St. Petersburg,FL,USA
... road.". Deputies will arrive in Pensacola at 2:00 am on Monday. A team from Polk County Fire Rescue and EMS are also with them.

cyclist news

Cyclist killed in Porirua
Newstalk ZB - New Zealand
A cyclist has been killed when his bike collided with a car on State Highway One at Porirua. The incident happened this morning ...

Local cyclist takes on Tour de France field
Contra Costa Times - CA,USA
By Christine Vardaros. It's a long way from Emeryville to Paris' Champs-Elysees, but you can make the trip by bicycle if you work hard enough at it. ...

Cyclist leaving on Monday for Washington, DC
Sunbury Daily Item - Sunbury,PA,USA
... Mr. Nentwig. Diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 5 he has not let that slow him down and has always been an avid cyclist. "I've ...

emergency medical services news

Workplace, public defibrillators can save lives
Des Moines Business Record - Des Moines,IA,USA
... success stories he hears week after week that keep Patterson, the training center coordinator for the Mercy School of Emergency Medical Services, pushing for ...

EMS gap cited
Jacksonville Daily News - Jacksonville,NC,USA
... County. Because of the accident's location, Onslow County Emergency Medical Services was responsible for taking care of Keene. "As ...

EMT News

WCC fire academy seeking students
Daily Democrat - Woodland,CA,USA
... Students completing the program will be eligible for certification as an EMT-1 and academically qualified for state certification as a Firefighter 1. ...

bicycle news

Boy On Bicycle Finds Gunshot Victim Laying In Street
10News.com - San Diego,CA,USA
... Rooney said. An 11-year-old boy on a bicycle found the victim in the street and asked adults to call police, Rooney said. Police ...

Bicycle Odyssey Finishes First Day
Springdale Morning News - Springdale,AR,USA
An hour late, Cobb finished his ride in Springdale, his first day out of 14 in a bicycle journey of more than 1,000 miles around the state. ...

emergency medical service news

Two firefighters hurt battling blaze
Clarksville Leaf Chronicle - Clarksville,TN,USA
... They were transported by Montgomery County Emergency Medical Service to Gateway Medical Center, where they were treated and evaluated for unspecified injuries. ...

MDA Prepared for Opening of the Maccabiah Games
Arutz Sheva - Israel
(IsraelNN.com) Magen David Adom emergency medical service officials report they are ready for the tomorrow's (July 11th) opening of the 17 Maccabiah Games ...

Child fatality review panel's secrecy questioned
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Fort Wayne,IN,USA
... but Lewis said the participants generally include the coroner, prosecutor, physicians, nurses, law enforcement, emergency medical service workers, child ...

Why Terrorism Works

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Within a day of the horrific multiple bombings in London, the G8 announced a $3B grant to the Palestinian Authority.  The symbolism of this connection may be lost on some Westerners, but it clearly sent a powerful message to terrorists and potential terrorists: namely, that terrorism works. 

There were no grants announced to the Tibetans, who have been occupied more brutally and for a longer period of time than the Palestinians.  The Tibetans, however, have never resorted to terrorism. 


The Palestinian Authority, and its leaders, are the godfathers of international terrorism.  They developed airplane hijacking into a high art.  They invented the high-profile murder of athletes and other prominent public figures.  Were it not for their employment of terrorism, the Palestinian cause would today be regarded as the fifth-rate human rights issue that it rightfully is.  But because the Palestinian leadership has always used terrorism (from the 1920's on) as the tactic of first resort, their cause has received worldwide recognition.

The primary cause of terrorism is not occupation, humiliation, or desperation.  If it were, the Tibetans would be the greatest terrorists.  The primary cause of terrorism is that it works.  And it works because the craven international community gives into it and rewards it.  It also works because too many Islamic leaders praise it and too few condemn it.  Terrorism will continue as long as potential terrorists believe they will benefit from using that tactic.


emergency medical service news

Company offers to buy Med-Tec EMS
Claremore Daily Progress - Claremore,OK,USA
... City leaders and administrators, along with area emergency medical service providers, met Friday morning to discuss ambulance service issues in Claremore. ...

bicycle news

Baltimore Bicycle Shop Owner Dies In Freak Accident
WJZ - Baltimore,MD,USA
Westminster, MD (WJZ) The owner of a Baltimore bicycle shop was killed Saturday afternoon when he ran a stop sign on his bicycle and hit a van, according to ...

Bicycle Sales Boom in London
Zaman Online - Istanbul,Turkey
... explosion. But we couldn't meet customer demands, who came to buy bicycles at 11:00 am," a bicycle seller told Reuters. Another ...

Crow eyes bicycle built for three
London Free Press - London,Ontario,Canada
Friends say Tom Cruise's fiancee, Katie Holmes, is begging him not to introduce her to any more of his former girlfriends or wives because she says it's ...

Baltimore Man Is Killed in Bicycle Crash
Washington Post - Washington,DC,USA
... Thomas Bruni, 54, who operated Bruni Bicycles in Baltimore, ran a stop sign at an intersection near Westminster and crashed his bicycle into the side of a van ...

ambulance news

A New Era For NHS Ambulance Services
I-Newswire.com (press release) - USA
Health Minister Lord Warner today announced sweeping improvements to England's ambulance service. The changes will revolutionise ...

London ambulance heroes
This is Local London - UK
MORE than 250 ambulance staff and paramedics were dispatched to help the injured after Thursday's bomb attacks. The swift operation ...

Ambulance issues aired by charter group
Waterbury Republican American - Waterbury,CT,USA
SEYMOUR -- In a change proposed Wednesday during a meeting of the Charter Revision Commission, members of the Ambulance Association would not be allowed to sit ...

Pride of Cumbria ambulance gets £250
News & Star - Carlisle,Cumbria,UK
CUMBRIANS are continuing to support the county's air ambulance service, hoping that it will soon be back in the skies following a five-month grounding. ...

City Council set to finalize ambulance deal
Paris News - Paris,TX,USA
... meeting of the Paris City Council is scheduled for Monday night, with the main focus on finalizing a deal with Lamar County on a three-year ambulance deal. ...

EMS News

Company offers to buy Med-Tec EMS
Claremore Daily Progress - Claremore,OK,USA
By Troy Buchanan. The question will be answered by city leaders when they consider a proposal by Pafford EMS. City leaders and administrators ...

Rants and raves
Augusta Chronicle (subscription) - Augusta,GA,USA
... Still to this date no permanent fire chief, a contract for next year is not being extended to the current EMS company, and the sheriff's office is going ...

cyclist news

Helmet-wise cyclist bangs head and drum
Seattle Post Intelligencer - Seattle,WA,USA
... The crash hasn't soured him on bicycling; he loves the sport for much the same reasons every cyclist does -- the camaraderie, the scenery, the health benefits. ...

Cyclist pedals off to DC to fight three-strikes law
Santa Barbara News-Press (subscription) - Santa Barbara,CA,USA
The longest stretch David Losa has ever ridden on a bicycle is about 100 miles, but on Friday he set out on a 3,000-mile journey from Santa Barbara to ...

Crash rider Mengin out of Tour
BBC Sport - UK
French cyclist Christophe Mengin is out of the Tour de France after his dramatic crash earlier this week. The Francaise des Jeux ...

Weening Pips Kloden to Win Tour de France's 8th Stage
Voice of America - USA
Dutch cyclist Pieter Weening has won the eighth stage of the Tour de France, but six-time champion Lance Armstrong of the United States remains the overall ...