Vol. 1, No. 1
─Identity theft and tax refund op busted in Florida
─Another hate crime authorities aren’t calling a hate crime
─Bin Laden documents and background open to public
─John Edwards’ mistress abducted by aliens?
─Fake fire bomb at church in Washington
Identity theft and tax refund op busted in Florida
Charges have been filed against seven defendants arrested in connection with an FBI-led undercover operation targeting identity theft tax refund fraud. Charged in the complaint are Regina Carroll, 37, of Miami; Lanny Fried, 34, of Miami Lakes; former NFL player Louis Gachelin, 31, of Miramar; former NFL player William Joseph, 32, of Miramar; Guy Maxineau, 35, of Miami; Castra Pierre-Louis, 34, of Miami; and Gunie Similien, 32, of Miami. Each defendant allegedly negotiated between 11 and 35 fraudulently obtained tax refund checks, ranging in total value from $70,000 to $120,000. Tea Partier vindication continues…Read more at FBI/Miami.
Another hate crime authorities aren’t calling a hate crime
Two Virginia newspaper reporters appear to be victims of a hate crime. Funny thing—most newspapers didn’t even give this intriguing story a nod. Read more at The US Report.
Bin Laden documents and background open to public
West Point has published the report Letters from Abbottabad: Bin Ladin Sidelined? The report consists of “a study of 17 declassified documents captured during the Abbottabad raid and released to the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC). They consist of electronic letters or draft letters, totaling 175 pages in the original Arabic and 197 pages in the English translation.” Sample excerpt:
"The letter addressed to Abu Basir in which he is asked to focus on operations inside the United States (instead of Yemen) alerted him to focus on Yemenis “who hold either visas or U.S. citizenships to carry out operations inside America as long as they did not take an oath not to harm America […] Underlying Bin Ladin’s thinking is a distinction between a visa (ishara), acquired citizenship — which involves taking an oath (`ahd) —and citizenship by birth — which does not entail taking an oath. From an Islamic law perspective, it is not lawful to violate one’s oath (naqd al-`ahd or naqd al-mithaq). Accordingly, Bin Ladin wanted to promote the image that jihadis are disciplined and conform to Islamic Law."
Read more at the Combatting Terrorism Center at West Point.
John Edwards’ mistress abducted by aliens?
Why are alien abductions related to the sordid saga of former Democrat luminary John Edwards? Only a Leftist could come up with the response Edwards’ mistress conceived along with a love child as Edwards’ wife battled cancer. Read more in the decade’s most bizarre political scandal at ABC News.
How you can get your hands on $10,000
A blogger has offered $10,000 to anyone who comes up with transcripts from President Barack Obama’s college years at Occidental, Columbia or Harvard. Obama continues to avoid releasing his records from those years. Read more at The US Report.
US Religious Faiths
Fake fire bomb at church in Washington
Some in the U.S. continue the war on Christianity. Read more at Q13Fox in Tacoma.
(Filed by Kay B. Day/May 3, 2012)
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