Hitting the Nail on the Head

The  paper stated that some Muslim doctor is saying we are  profiling him
because he has been checked three times while  getting on an airplane

The following is a letter  from a pilot. This well spoken man, who is a
pilot with American  Airlines, says what is in his heart, beautifully….
Read, absorb and pass this  on.

‘YOU WORRY  ME!’  By American Airlines Pilot – Captain John  Maniscalco
I’ve been trying to say this since 911,  but you worry me.  I wish you
didn’t.  I wish when I  walked down the streets of this country that I love,
that your  color and culture still blended with the beautiful human landscape
we enjoy in this country.  But you don’t blend in  anymore.  I notice you,
and it worries  me.

I notice you because I  can’t help it anymore. People from your homelands,
professing  to be Muslims, have been attacking and killing my fellow
citizens  and our friends for more than 20 years now.  I don’t fully  understand
their grievances and hate, but I know that nothing can  justify the inhumanity
of their attacks.

On September 11,  ARAB-MUSLIMS hijacked four jetliners in my  country.
They cut the throats of women in front of  children and brutally stabbed to
> death others. They took control  of those planes and crashed them into
> buildings killing thousands  of proud fathers, loving sons, wise grandparents,
> elegant  daughters, best friends, favorite coaches, fearless public  servants,
and children’s mothers.
The Palestinians  celebrated, the Iraqis were overjoyed as was most of the
Arab  world.  So, I notice you now. I don’t want to be  worried.  I don’t
want to be consumed by the same rage and  hate and prejudice that has
destroyed the soul of these  terrorists  But I need your help.  As a rational
American, trying to protect my country and family in an irrational  and unsafe
world, I must know how to tell the difference between  you, and the
Arab/Muslim terrorist.
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Interior inspector general: White House skewed drilling-ban report

Western Journalism

The White House rewrote crucial sections of an Interior Department report to suggest an independent group of scientists and engineers supported a six-month ban on offshore oil drilling, the Interior inspector general says in a new report.

In the wee hours of the morning of May 27, a staff member to White House energy adviser Carol Browner sent two edited versions of the department report’s executive summary back to Interior. The language had been changed to insinuate the seven-member panel of outside experts – who reviewed a draft of various safety recommendations – endorsed the moratorium, according to the IG report obtained by POLITICO.

“The White House edit of the original DOI draft executive summary led to the implication that the moratorium recommendation had been peer-reviewed by the experts,” the IG report states, without judgment on whether the change was an intentional attempt to mislead the public.

The six-month ban on offshore drilling installed in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill became a major political issue over the summer, as Gulf State lawmakers and industry groups charged the White House with unfairly threatening thousands of jobs. House Republicans have said they plan on investigating the circumstances surrounding the moratorium when they take power next year.


More federal workers’ pay tops $150,000

By Dennis Cauchon, USA TODAY
The number of federal workers earning $150,000 or more a year has soared tenfold in the past five years and doubled since President Obama took office, a USA TODAY analysis finds.

The fast-growing pay of federal employees has captured the attention of fiscally conservative Republicans who won control of the U.S. House of Representatives in last week’s elections. Already, some lawmakers are planning to use the lame-duck session that starts Monday to challenge the president’s plan to give a 1.4% across-the-board pay raise to 2.1 million federal workers.

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U.S. gives $150 mln to Palestinian Authority

WASHINGTON, Nov 10 (Reuters) – The United States will give an additional $150 million to the Palestinian Authority as Washington seeks to boost the fledgling government amid an impasse in peace talks with Israel, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday. Clinton made the announcement in a joint video conference with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, who has been scrambling to fill a huge projected budget hole as his government expands services in expectation of full eventual statehood.