Press 'ignore' terrorist stopped by armed student

'Mr. Dadon is not going to become a victim of this conspiracy of
silence'
A gun rights organization in the United States is accusing the media of
trying to conceal the fact that a gunman who attacked students at
Jerusalem's Mercaz Harav seminary was stopped by an armed student at
the school.
Authorities report that Ytizhak Dadon, 40, was a “private citizen who
had a gun license and was able to shoot the gunman with his pistol,”
according to a statement released today by the Citizens Committee for
the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
In its earlier reporting on the tragedy, WND confirmed, “One terrorist
reportedly was shot to death by a student who was armed…”
However, the gun rights organization said “the American press is
downplaying his heroism because it proves that armed students can stop
campus gunmen.”
“Yitzhak Dadon is a hero,” said Alan Gottlieb, the chairman of CCRKBA,
“and he is living proof that armed students have a place on college
campuses. Thankfully, his quick action was reported by the
international press … so unlike incidents here in the United States
where the press was able to completely ignore the actions of armed
students or teachers, …

The Die Has Been Cast

Warning of Troublesome Times: Van Der Hoeven Speaks out!
By Dana G Smith
 Jay Van der Hoeven, Obama, Putin,
In a recent letter sent out to his supporters and others, Director of
the International Christian Zionist Center, Jan Van der Hoeven, speaks
pointedly about the events shaping up.
He mentions Barak Hussein Obama, who many have voted for in the current
Democratic process for president. Van der Hoeven, however, quotes out
of Obama’s book, Audacity of Hope, saying “I will stand with the
Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” The
problem outright for many is, “why are Americans so enamored with this
character that shows vestiges of Islam and Muslim sympathies. Not yet
elected for sure, but are Americans so blinded, so stupefied by the
process that they will believe anything the candidates say? Will they
also ignore what many have brought to the forefront about this man?
Further, Van der Hoeven speaks of the current Russian situation, which
we know from the news that Putin’s new man has been elected. The
question here, of course, very obviously is this, “how can there be a
true election if only one guy is running?” Putin has effectively …

Banks face "systemic margin call," $325 billion hit: JPM

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street banks are facing a “systemic margin
call” that may deplete banks of $325 billion of capital due to
deteriorating subprime U.S. mortgages, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N:
Quote, Profile, Research), said in a report late on Friday.
JPMorgan, which sent a default notice to Thornburg Mortgage Inc.
(TMA.N: Quote, Profile, Research) after the lender missed a $28 million
margin call, said more default notices and margin calls were likely.
The Carlyle Group's mortgage fund also failed to meet $37 million in
margin calls this week.
“A systemic credit crunch is underway, driven primarily by bank
writedowns for subprime mortgages,” according to the report co-authored
by analyst Christopher Flanagan. “We would characterize this situation
as a systemic margin call.”
The credit crisis that began about a year ago will likely intensify
after Friday's weak February U.S. employment report “that most
definitely signals recession,” JPMorgan said.
Indeed, corporate bond spreads widened to a new record on Friday,
surpassing levels seen in October 2002 during a boom in bankruptcies
following the dot-com crash. U.S. employers cut payrolls in February
for a second consecutive month, slashing 63,000 jobs, the biggest
monthly job decline in nearly five years, the …

Gov. Arnold blasts homeschool ruling

'Parents should not be penalized for acting in the best interests of
children's education'
By Bob Unruh
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today blasted a court ruling that
endangered homeschooling and homeschoolers statewide.
“Every California child deserves a quality education and parents should
have the right to decide what's best for their children,” the governor
said in a prepared statement. “Parents should not be penalized for
acting in the best interests of their children's education.”
The comments came after a state appellate court ruling essentially
concluded California state law allows no option for parents to school
their children at home. Homeschool and legal experts have expressed
concern that the move puts all of the parents of the estimated 166,000
homeschooled children in the state at risk of both criminal and civil
penalties.
“This outrageous ruling must be overturned by the courts and if the
courts don't protect parents' rights then, as elected officials, we
will,” he said.
The governor's office said the ruling from the 2nd District Court of
Appeal in Los Angeles concluded “all children ages 6 to 18 must attend
public or private school full-time until graduation from high school or
be tutored at home by …

The Great Non Sequitur

By Charles Krauthammer
She threw the kitchen sink at him. Accused Barack Obama of plagiarism.
Mocked his eloquence. Questioned his truthfulness about NAFTA.
Wasn't enough. Hillary Clinton still faced extinction in Ohio and
Texas. So what do you do when you have thrown the kitchen sink? Drop
the atomic bomb.
Hence that brilliant “phone call at the White House at 3 a.m.”
commercial. In the great tradition of Lyndon Johnson's “Daisy” ad, it
was not subtle — though in 2008 you don't actually show the nuclear
explosion. It's enough just to suggest an apocalyptic crisis.
Ostensibly the ad was about experience. It wasn't. It was about
familiarity. After all, as Obama pointed out, what exactly is the
experience that prepares Hillary to answer the red phone at 3 a.m.?
She was raising a deeper question: Do you really know who this guy is?
After a whirlwind courtship with this elegant man who rode into town
just yesterday, are you really prepared to entrust him with your
children, the major props in the ad?
After months of fruitlessly shadowboxing an ethereal opponent made up
of equal parts hope, rhetoric and enthusiasm, Clinton had finally made
contact with the enemy. The doubts …

Ruling threatens custody of homeschool kids

'We hope common sense prevails, people wait for Supreme Court'
By Bob Unruh
An attorney working on an appeal to the California Supreme Court of a
ruling declaring homeschooling by parents illegal says the threat to
such families is serious and immediate, especially if there has been a
contentious previous relationship with authorities.
Ultimately, Brad Dacus, chief of the Pacific Justice Institute, told
WND the ruling involving a Los Angeles family might even be used by
“overzealous” school district officials and social workers to try to
remove a child from a family.
“We are hoping enough common sense prevails for everyone to wait and
see how this plays out before the state Supreme Court,” he said. But in
California, such appellate level rulings are binding on lower courts
when they are issued, he said.
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The decision from the 2nd Appellate Court in Los Angeles granted a
special petition brought by lawyers appointed to represent the two
youngest children after the family's homeschooling was brought to the
attention of child advocates. The lawyers appointed by the state were
unhappy with a lower court's ruling that allowed the family to continue
homeschooling and challenged it on appeal.
Justice H. …