As Christians and Jews, following the example of the faith of Abraham, we are called to be a blessing to the world (cf. Gen. 12:2 ff.). This is the common task awaiting us. It is therefore necessary for us, Christians and Jews, to be first a blessing to one another (L'Osservatore Romano, August 17, 1993).~John Paul II
I am conscious of having been ruled by buffoons, taught by idiots, preached at by hypcrites, preyed upon by charlatans in the guise of advertisers and other professional persuaders, as well as by verbose demagogues and ideologues of many opinions, all false. ~Malcolm Muggeridge
Group think? Lou said, "not on my watch." ~Lu Zhengxiang, 陸徵祥
You cannot defend our civilization by expending blood and treasure in an effort to defend an alien barbarism. Either we relearn this lesson to our cost or we are decadent and shall be destroyed.~Ghost of a Flea
So much for his spiel about 'democracy' and 'transparency of governing'.
What kind of people defends murder?
δεινὸν οἱ πολλοί, κακούργους ὅταν ἔχωσι προστάτας. Euripedes, Orestes
In every war, the first casualty is truth. In a civil war, the truth is assassinated twice, once by each camp.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
[Notice how one commenter tries to 'hijack' the post...]
The Islamic Spring is spreading its message. Translated from The World Today, January 23: "Iranian converts stabbed in Norway": Two Iranians who converted from Islam to Christianity was stabbed by masked men in Norway Haugesund last week. The attackers shouted "kuffar" -- an Arabic invective for unbelievers -- during the attack. The attack occurred on Tuesday evening when the two Christian Iranians were out for a walk in Haugesund. They were attacked by three masked and knife-armed men, who reportedly shouted "kuffar" as they stabbed the two. ...
Monday, January 30, 2012
Palestinian Authority TV airs show praising attackers who killed five members of Jewish family as "heroes" - Jihad Watch
But deep down, they really want peace! Once again, the "moderate" guys are caught acting less than moderately....
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.” – Edward Bernays, "Propaganda," 1928
I was shocked when I came across the above quote a few months ago. Bernays had it figured out 84 years ago...His vision of a society manipulated by a small number of governing elite who believe they know better than the masses has come to fruition...Manipulation of the masses through a relentless never ending barrage of propaganda disguised as news and unremitting false advertising is designed to control and herd the cattle into the slaughterhouse. We are given the illusion of free choice, when in reality the choices are being made for us by a chosen few who think they know what is best. These puppeteers controlling the strings inhabit the financial, government and corporate halls of power. Their purpose is not to benefit society and its citizens but to protect their wealth and influence, using any means at their disposal. Propaganda to control the minds of a willfully uninformed public has been their most potent weapon. ...
MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Nine people were shot to death early Thursday in the center of Monterrey, the third-largest city in Mexico and the scene of rampant drug violence in recent years.
The bodies of eight men between ages 25 and 30 were found on a street corner after neighbors reported hearing gunfire, said Adrian de la Garza, the Nuevo Leon state attorney general. The body of a woman was found nearby.De la Garza said the crimes appeared to be linked by the type of weapon used, ...
Using primary sources written in at least ten languages, Snyder documents the nightmarish history of that portion of eastern Europe that stretches from Poland north to St. Petersburg and sweeps southwest to the point where Ukraine runs into the Black Sea. In these places, the titular bloodlands, the policies of Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin converged to kill approximately 14 million people in less than a quarter of a century. Snyder postulates that the eradication of such large numbers of human beings was possible because National Socialism was the perfect foil to Soviet Communism, and vice versa, and because each system allowed totalitarian one-party states to deflect blame for their respective failings onto the other, or onto large groups of relatively powerless national, ethnic, or religious minorities. Rectifying problems required starving, shooting, gassing, or otherwise disappearing hundreds of thousands of the people who inhabited these regions and who had no intention or ability to subvert whichever ruling regime claimed them as subjects at any particular moment. The particular atrocities committed in these areas were largely overlooked in the West at the close of World War II as these victims and their memories disappeared behind the Iron Curtain....
Basic Books, Hardcover, 544 pages
ISBN-10: 9780465002399 / ISBN-13: 978-0465002399
Each of the dead became a number. Between them, the Nazi and Stalinist regimes murdered more than fourteen million people in the bloodlands. The killing began with a political famine that Stalin directed at Soviet Ukraine, which claimed more than three million lives. It continued with Stalin's Great Terror of 1937 and 1938, in which some seven hundred thousand people were shot, most of them peasants or members of national minorities. The Soviets and the Germans then cooperated in the destruction of Poland and of its educated classes, killing some two hundred thousand people between 1939 and 1941. After Hitler betrayed Stalin and ordered the invasion of the Soviet Union, the Germans starved the Soviet prisoners of war and the inhabitants of besieged Leningrad, taking the lives of more than four million people. In the occupied Soviet Union, occupied Poland, and the occupied Baltic States, the Germans shot and gassed some 5.4 million Jews. The Germans and the Soviets provoked one another to ever greater crimes, as in the partisan wars for Belarus and Warsaw, where the Germans killed about half a million civilians. These atrocities shared a place, and they shared a time: the bloodlands between 1933 and 1945.....
Read his series of posts.....
Sixty-seven years ago, on January 27, 1945, elements of the Soviet army came upon the Auschwitz concentration camps to discover a Nazi killing machine, one of several such camps created to exploit forced labor and to systematically kill Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, clerics, prisoners of war, and anyone else deemed an enemy of the Nazi state, right down to children and infants.
A January 25th Agence France-Presse article reported that “One in five young Germans has no idea that Auschwitz was a Nazi death camp, a poll released Wednesday showed, two days ahead of Holocaust memorial day...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Eyes are on Mexico. The U.S. CIA director and the U.S. Speaker of the House met separately with Mexican President Felipe Calderon within the past two weeks.//WLM]
January 22, 2012
Reprinted with permission
Super Embassy on Order
The U.S. government is moving ahead with plans to construct a large new embassy in Mexico City. Slated for the upscale Polanco section of the Mexican capital, the planned complex is envisioned to cover about 13 acres on a plot of land that was purchased from the Colgate-Palmolive company. Estimated to cost between $350 and $450 million, the new quarters for U.S. government agencies operating in Mexico are expected to be fully completed by 2019. In opening bids for the construction, Washington specified that the architecture had to conform with LEED Platinum green building designs.....
Brandon Smith writes on How TO avoid candidates in the pocket of the banksters who are shamelessly pumping America's money overseas unaccountably. I know I've been fooled before because I didn't know what to look for. Brandon gives you the seven questions to ask before voting:...
Weasel Zippers » Blog Archive » Egyptian Salafi Leader: “Infidel” Christians Can’t Hold Power In Egypt, “They Can Be Dealt With Like The Jews Of Medina”…
The Jews of Medina were slaughtered by the “prophet” Mohammed. (MEMRI) — Yassir Al-Burhami: Appointing infidels to positions of authority over Muslims is prohibited. Allah said: “Never will Allah grant the infidels a way [to triumph] over the Believers.” ...
The Japanese have a wonderful relationship with their manhole covers: they treat them as art. Here is a selection of the ornate, the artistic and the slightly bizarre.
Note: Japan and her people have been in my thoughts and prayers; so, I am happy this post came along to spur me on.
Eye On The World: Interfaith news: Egyptian sheikh decrees that driving a Chevy is haram because its logo resembles a Christian cross
The common factor in the persistence of female genital mutilation outside of Africa is the Shafi'i school of Islamic jurisprudence, which holds the practice to be obligatory. The Maldives has been on a fast track here of late toward intensified observance of Sharia, and the government has already ruled with respect to Sharia's criminal punishments that "there is nothing to debate about in a matter clearly stated in the religion of Islam." As this report makes clear, that attitude threatens the bodily integrity of Maldivian girls and women.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Weasel Zippers » Blog Archive » Warren Buffett Stands To Make Huge Profit From Obama’s Rejection of Keystone Pipeline…
Excerpt: [Tax farmer and 'pay-to-play'...So, who's the 'greedy capitalists?...and all those 'jobs'?]
Obama scores a two-for-one, he gives his far-left “green” base their pound of flesh and lines the pockets of one of his most valuable supporters.
(Bloomberg) — Warren Buffett’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC is among U.S. and Canadian railroads that stand to benefit from the Obama administration’s decision to reject TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s Keystone XL oil pipeline permit.
With modest expansion, railroads can handle all new oil produced in western Canada through 2030, according to an analysis of the Keystone proposal by the U.S. State Department...
Our Norwegian correspondent The Observer has translated a surprising op-ed about the official state ideology in Norway, which failed so miserably in the wake of the Breivik massacre.
The translator includes this note:
I have translated an op-ed by Ole Gjems Onstad which brilliantly exposes some of the totalitarian traits found within the Labour Party in Norway. It paints a very clear picture of an ideology that demands obedience and detests dissent.
This op-ed also brilliantly exposes the bizarre consensus mentality that is forced upon the people of Norway. In a scary kind of way it has similarities to the obedience culture found in places like North Korea.
Excerpt: [I kn--oooo---ww!..The old 'whah', I want it 'my' way or else. Reminds me of my two year old nephew's tantrums.]
(Huddersfield) How often have you heard the made up word 'Islamophobia' in the media. You know that invented word which tries to promote this false message of Islamic victimhood in the West? Any instance of objection to anything which involves a Muslim is instantly transformed into a racist incident. Object to a mosque... Islamophobic... Object to Sharia law... Islamophobic, mention that a large number of rapists in northern England are Islamic... Islamophobic. Look funny at a Muslim... Islamophobic.
But what do we call it when Muslims protest against Muslims in the UK by playing they are not Muslim card?...
Monday, January 23, 2012
Weasel Zippers » Blog Archive » CAIR To Santorum: “Christians, Jews And Muslims Worship The Same God”…
My Response: NO, they do not. The God of the Old and New Covenant commands us to:
We are not to kill, steal or lie.---Just to name a few. We are to love our neighbors and the strangers within our gates.
You shall know them by their fruits.
You can't say you weren't warned, and it didn't take a rocket scientist to make these predictions.
A certain someone we all know has his dirty little fingers in this radical Arab Spring, and it sure ain't George W. Bush. Look for the end of the peace with Israel and radicals controlling the all-important Suez Canal.
From Atlas Shrugs:
Islamic Supremacists Secure Nearly Three-Quarters of Egyptian Parliament
"I told ya so. A year ago this week, I told ya so:
Muslim Brotherhood tops Egypt poll results. Obama, this is your legacy. Al Jizz (the Muslim Brotherhood mouthpiece) reports:
......Which is a sad commentary on the insularity and intolerance of the modern Left.....
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Edit: He's in the 77th year of his priesthood. Persecution hurts, but the Church is eternal. The article below also mentions the massacres inflicted upon the Church in Spain by the Communists. This priest is losing teeth, his memory's not as good as it used to be, but he's not giving up.
[energypublisher.com]Ask any dedicated Catholic priest how he would prefer to die, invariably the answer is “At the altar.” And in Spain, once a bastion of the Catholic faith, there is at least one priest that who is well on his way to fulfilling that wish.
Rev. Serafín Rodal Fandiño celebrated his 100th birthday on January 10 by celebrating Mass in Teis, a locale near Vigo in northern Spain. Don Serafín has served in the priesthood for 75 years and despite his age is able to read the Gospel at Mass without the aid of eyeglasses while he sits beside the altar in his wheelchair...
Saturday, January 21, 2012
The Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram has staged another massive attack in Nigeria, their deadliest so far. More than 140 people were killed.
In the BBC news clip below, notice the party-line spin added by the reporter exonerating the “mainstream” majority of Muslims in Nigeria — as if he had a telepathic feed into the general mindset of Nigerian Muslims.
Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:.....
[Are we surprised? With the simplistic 'split' thinking out there---thanks to 3 generations of propaganda which has continually regurgitated the lie that anyone opposing socialism/communism is the 'enemy'. Plays well for people victimized by tyrants with the label 'right' but the tyrants of the leftist systems in USSR, China, Cuba, etc. are given a free-ride in their lies by their 'bought-and-paid-for- communicators and politicians. Talked to the 'real' people in these countries lately? How about all those 'labor camps' WE DON'T HEAR ABOUT? Surely you wondered, maybe not, why some countries don't have to worry about 'overhead' and can sell really cheap. Not very cheap to those laborers who are starving and brutalized. So, what's your price, BTW? Shame on you, Koch.]
And I thought former New York City Mayor Ed Koch was such a smart guy. This is from an article about an Obama fundraiser for Jewish Democrats. The meeting was held in a gourmet restaurant in Manhattan's Upper East Side and was attended by 100 representatives of the Jewish community who collectively donated some $500,000 to Obama's campaign...
Excerpt: h/t Blazing Cat Fur...
As an elementary school student, there’s no way that the scope of the Holocaust can be understood. In high school, the subject is reduced to a few paragraphs in a history textbook. In university, few schools offer intensive courses in the study of the Holocaust, and the ones who do don’t, understandably, make it mandatory for students not wanting to pursue that area of study.
Meanwhile in Nanny State UK Ulster, Lisburn, the “…City Council is to host a play entitled ‘Denial’ on Thursday January 26 to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2012 as part of its Good Relations Programme.” Which they need seeing as they have plenty of high visibility holocaust deniers.Denial of the Holocaust is a darling of Islamic organizations and governments, including recently Arab-Spring liberated Egypt.
[Can you imagine people walking around 'denying' World War II existed? There is something seriously insane about anyone who believes this tripe.]
Sudan threatens church leaders "who are involved in preaching or evangelistic activities" - Jihad Watch
Sharia law forbids the propagation of non-Islamic faiths, and Sudan's president Bashir had promised an intensified enforcement of Sharia alongside a campaign of cultural and linguistic Arabization. This is simply par for the course. "Sudan Threatens to Arrest Church Leaders," from Compass Direct News, January 18: KHARTOUM, Sudan, January 18 (CDN) — Sudan’s Ministry of Guidance and Religious Endowments has threatened to arrest church leaders if they carry out evangelistic activities and do not comply with an order for churches to provide their names and contact information, Christian sources said.
The warning in a Jan. 3 letter to church leaders of the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SPEC) arrived a few days after Sudan President Omar al-Bashir told cheering crowds on Jan. 3 that, following the secession of largely non-Islamic south Sudan last July, the country’s constitution will be more deeply entrenched in sharia (Islamic law). ...
Friday, January 20, 2012
Tammy Swofford shares the heartbreaking story of the death of a journalist in Pakistan who worked for the United States media.This morning I opened my email box and received the news of the death of a journalist in Pakistan. The man who wrote was a personal friend of Mukarram Khan Atif. In his note, the stress of the assassination of his friend was accompanied by expressed fear for his own life.
What kind of world exists in the mind of men such as Osama bin Ladin and the Taliban? Let me refresh your memory.
* It is a world where women leap from windows to their deaths with flames at their backs.
* It is a world where women are beaten in public with the approval of a crowd of men and boys.
Speaking of the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, didn't the transformation of Mr. Mubarak into the Evil Man of the Middle East seem to happen faster than Dr. Jekyll could turn into Mr. Hyde with a drink of his special potion? Who was beating those war drums, anyway? Let's look at how the New York Times viewed Mubarak over time....
Just like the Tea Party.[NOT.]
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Well, isn’t this rich? And I do mean rich. President Obama, man of the people, will deliver his presidential nomination acceptance speech at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. — so that Democratic Party fundraisers can reward big donors with skyboxes and other lavish perks...
Illustrated by a photo of Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler inspecting members of the Estonian division of the Waffen-SS, the TAZ story reports that a bill before the Estonian parliament seeks to grant Estonian members of the SS the status of “freedom fighters”.
While similar bills failed in 2006 and 2010, “majority support appears to guaranteed” during this legislative session, the TAZ reports. A second article appears on page 4 and reports the Russian embassy in Tallinn has described the bill as “blasphemous,” while the German Green Party has criticized a “retrospective justification of the atrocities perpetrated by Hitler’s henchmen in the Soviet Union.”
The West has learned absolutely 'nothing' from the Holocaust. There is total ignorance about the whole thing. Until people realize what the 'Eastern Question' is all about (which is the real underlying basis for all that is going on....even now) evil 'reworking' of reality will continue in the most mocking, vile, and violent way.
...The RCO patch featured the motto: "Opus Dei Cum Pecunia Alienum Efficemus" (Doing God’s Work with Other People’s Money). After what MAAF describes as "several months of needling," the RCO changed its logo to now read "Miraculi Cum Pecunia Alienum Efficemus" (Doing Miracles with Other People’s Money). MAAF describes the change as "a victory, but certainly nothing to write home about."
..the love of money more than the love of God....
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
A young Iranian woman named Gelareh Bagherzadeh was brutally shot to death in Houston yesterday. Early media reports indicated that she was an opponent of the regime in Tehran, and an activist who promoted equal rights for Iranian women....
[Note: NEVER give up your freedom of religion or freedom of speech....etc...........]
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
[This 'headline is SHAMEFUL and INSULTING to people who take care of the people they love. The real madness is the total lack of support from people around them from the Church, family and medical profession. About the only 'attention' given is all about the 'making money' people. Once the pot is dry even the medical professionals most often disappear. She isn't mad she's an 'exhausted soldier' in the trenches of family and love who had to quickly face the cold, harsh reality around her. Catherine is a true 'heroine' to me and deserves a medal and everything else that's good!]
....just a few years into their new marriage, John Graves showed signs of having an affair. He seemed to lose interest in his wife, squandered company money and disappeared for hours at night.
Monday, January 16, 2012
..............................*This post was not easy to translate, so please forgive any errors or mistranslations"........
[I understand completely this translation for it is the 'truth' of the evil of ALL socialism which has literally 'raped' every decent society in its 'bloodletting' paths.]
More interesting than Levin’s analyses of Plato’s Republic, Hobbes’ Leviathan, More’s Utopia, Marx’s Manifesto, and the infinitely more welcomed Locke, de Montesquieu, and de Tocqueville is Levin’s motive for writing this book, and now.
Most people have not pieced together the works to the extent that Levin does here, but these works fill typical secondary education curriculums, they are not exotic or pointy-headed. I’m most interested — and delighted — that Levin wrote this book for 2012: philosophy and statesmanship matter most when a state is in decline, and Levin is smart enough to recognize both that philosophy must be the matter of the day and that those who love freedom embrace the challenge of the discussion.
Levin’s first five chapters — Part One of Ameritopia – discuss the utopian works of the ones mentioned above. A lasting benefit of these chapters: exposing to present day utopians — today most active under the flag of socialism — that they are not, in fact, at the cutting edge of human reasoning.
An actual contender for “irony of ironies”: every age and nation is hampered by utopians who support ignoring the prior experiences of humanity, and because of their ignorance, they believe they are cutting-edge. (Levin does mention that we do not know Plato’s motivations for describing the tyrannical Republic.) The utopians appear in the Bible — a book presently neglected by most socialists — as false prophets; utopians generally appear everywhere, and probably began preaching shortly after man cultivated farmland. And this isn’t important just as a general observation: ignorant men attempting to transcend natural law is the primary — the only — struggle of human society; what could be more important than that?That Levin wrote this book now demonstrates not his passion for the United States, but his awareness that he is a statesman defending natural law at a pivotal moment in human history...............
Eye On The World: (Video) New and improved Egypt: Egyptians chant "One Nation For New Holocaust" during soccer game
[i.e., holocaust for everyone but 'them'....]
Saturday, January 14, 2012
"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies. One of the hardest things to accept is that the reality of our world is buried under so many layers of official deception and well-cultivated public ignorance about our history and our political system. Even if you break through somehow, momentarily, and hold up a fragment of the truth, most people have no context for dealing with it. It's like a bolt from the blue, they can't process the information. And so the sea of lies closes over us again, and again, and again. And yet the reality of our economic future appears on the horizon, denial be damned, an irresistible tsunami of destruction, changing all our lives forever.
These are the facts, and they can't be altered. But how to respond to this catastrophe? Shall we weep, moan, rend our garments, cover ourselves with sackcloth and ashes? Shall we sit upon the ground and tell sad stories of the death of republics? Shall we cower in the shadows and sing glamorous dirges for the Lost Cause, for vanished glories and broken dreams?
Or shall we come out fighting, unbowed, heads high,...
Friday, January 13, 2012
An editorial from the Washington Post:
Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa’s assault on media freedom
ECUADOREAN PRESIDENT Rafael Correa, an autocratic acolyte of Hugo Chavez who is usually and deservedly ignored outside of his own country, will get a little attention Thursday when he hosts Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. As he basks in the aura of a more notorious international pariah, allow us to recount what Mr. Correa really ought to be known for: the most comprehensive and ruthless assault on free media underway in the Western Hemisphere.
On Friday, after the Iranian’s departure, the National Court of Justice in Quito is due to hear a final appeal by three directors of one of Latin America’s most venerable newspapers, El Universo, which Mr. Correa is on the verge of destroying. In July, the paper’s three directors — brothers Carlos, Cesar and Nicolas Perez — and editorial editor Emilio Palacio were sentenced to three years in prison as a result of a defamation lawsuit brought by Mr. Correa. The editors and their newspaper were also fined a total of $40 million — enough to force its shutdown.
Weasel Zippers » Blog Archive » Second ATF Gun-Running Program Under Investigation For Losing Track of Weapons, Operation “White Gun”…
Our Swedish correspondent Freedom Fighter sends his translation of an article about the latest escalation in the “no-go” status of certain culturally enriched neighborhoods in the southern Swedish city of Malmö. He includes this note:
First the police and fire department were unable to enter the Seved area without extra protection. Now even the postal delivery is threatened. Local residents will have to deal with the post, as the postmen are fearful of entering the area.
The translated article from Svenska Dagbladet:
Gothenburg: Seved residents deliver their own mail
January 13, 2012
Since postal workers in the troubled Malmö district of Seved are fearful after recent threats, the residents themselves have taken over the responsibility for delivering the post...
Here is some important background on Germany's attempt to stamp out truth-telling regarding Islam and jihad, an initiative which accords neatly with Sharia directives: "Germany Attempts to Silence Criticism of Islam," by Soeren Kern for Stonegate Institute, January 12 (thanks to Stefan): German authorities have officially confirmed that they are monitoring German-language Internet websites that are critical of Muslim immigration and the Islamization of Europe.
According to Manfred Murck, director of the Hamburg branch of the German domestic intelligence agency, the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV), his organization is studying whether German citizens who criticize Muslims and Islam on the Internet are fomenting hate and are thus criminally guilty of "breaching" the German constitution....
Kashmir: Christians fearing violence after Sharia court accuses pastors of proselytizing - Jihad Watch
Proselytizing is forbidden. It could get Christians killed. In this case, it could get Christians who had nothing to do with it killed. Good thing an appeals court struck down Oklahoma's anti-Sharia law, eh? Islamic Tolerance Alert from Kashmir: "Indian Christians fear backlash due to Sharia ruling," by M Saleem Pandit for TNN, January 13 (thanks to Twostellas): SRINAGAR: All India Christian Council in New Delhi on Friday feared backlash against Christians in the country due to incrimination of pastors Jim Borst and CM Khanna by Srinagar's self-styled Islamic Shariat court...
[So much for that 'assimilation'....]
Thursday, January 12, 2012
History Channel, eat your heart out. I've discovered the Ultimate History Lesson. This thing is five hours, but is superior to several years of traditional schooling and hours of History Channel viewing. You do know that the History Channel is owned by the following: A&E Television Networks(Hearst Corporation (42.5%),Disney-ABC Television Group(42.5%), NBCUniversal (15%)) Yes, that would be our SOPA loving friends the banksters.... Read more...
[she's right on, as usual!]
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
- School reform initiative in the 1990s
- Founded by William Ayers, the former Weather Underground terrorist
- Sought to infuse students with a radical political commitment, emphasizing social activism far more than academic achievement and test scores
- Barack Obama served as chairman from 1995-1999.
See also: William Ayers Barack Obama
Bankrolled by the billionaire publishing mogul Walter H. Annenberg and his charitable foundation, the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC) was a five-year school-reform effort created ostensibly to improve public schools in Chicago and elsewhere across the United States. Mr. Annenberg seeded this initiative with $500 million. On December 17, 1993, President Bill Clinton hosted a White House ceremony at which he announced Annenberg's undertaking, calling it “the largest single gift ever made to American public education.”....
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Via Capitol Hill Cubans:
U.S. Green-Lights Rig for Cuba Drilling
Ironically, two weeks ago, the Administration also green-lighted Repsol's $1 billion acquisition of 364,000 acres of oil and gas producing areas in Oklahoma and Kansas....
[Note: I guess the 'greens' only get upset about 'global warming' if the drilling is done by American-owned companies. And the major 'holders' in the 'American' companies have to be 'foreign' stock holders before drilling here is 'allowed(?)'. The 'progressive' socialists just keep on 'giving away our nation and freedoms.' Sorry, I meant 'sold to the highest bidder.' Oh, they just hate anyone being rich---except their own. Their 'obligation' to us 'poor Americans' just has to be kept, right? Oh, yeah, to strip us of everything we've worked hard for, that is.]
Monday, January 9, 2012
Sami Osmakac allegedly told undercover investigators that he wanted to "die the Islamic way" after attacking locations in Ybor City and South Tampa.
According to the FBI, Osmakac is a naturalized U.S. citizen who now lives in Pinellas Park. Agents were tipped off to the possible plot in September...
Here is the operating motto of the Obama White House: "So let it be written, so let it be done!" Like Yul Brynner's Pharaoh Ramses character in Cecil B. DeMille's "The Ten Commandments," the demander in chief stands with arms akimbo issuing daily edicts to his constitution-subverting minions with an imperious wave of his hand. His entourage of insatiable usurpers never rests.
Can't delude legislators into adopting a $1.5 billion Kabuki summer-jobs makework boondoggle? Create an unfunded program through executive fiat. Read more....
PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico (AP) — Authorities in northern Mexico say police have found five severed human heads at several points around the city of Torreon accompanied by threatening message referring to drug gangs.
Coahuila state prosecutors spokesman Fernando Olivas says the male heads were tucked inside bags along with handwritten notes attached. He hasn't revealed the exact messages...............
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Nuts to that,...............
"It's allowed when it concerns Jews": Saudis thrilled over hacking of over 400,000 Israeli credit card accounts - Jihad Watch
Glee over the plundering of those whom the Qur'an terms the worst enemies of the Muslims (5:82). Those who objected were a tiny minority. And note that the Saudis who were fulminating about the Jews being "the filthiest people on earth" were reflecting what they learned in their study of Islam, and in the jihadist propaganda that demonizes Israel...
[This is shameful.]
Saturday, January 7, 2012
With all the extensive research that I've done on Islam, I am grieved over the ill treatment that Muslim women receive from their males. But, I find it mind-boggling when some of the abuse directed at these women comes from other women. How can that be? I guess it is similar to cases we hear regarding abused people growing up to become abusers themselves.
Read this horrific story coming out of Afghanistan, and imagine the pain the 15-year-old experienced. These people are truly monsters. And to think that we are giving our blood and resources to such people.
From Gateway Pundit:
Afghan Child Bride Beaten and Tortured: “My Mother-in-Law Pulled Out My Nails” (Video)
The poor condition of many private rental properties reflects their age; standards are rising as newer homes come on the market. Over-regulation in the past arguably led to the dwindling of rented accommodation, which was in no one’s interests. The government has made clear that it wants the private-rented sector to expand, and as far as possible to regulate itself.
Considered from inside the Hamids’ mouldy garage, these arguments are not persuasive. The property is not so much cheap as degrading. It is not just able-bodied young Poles or Tamils who are moving into garden sheds and boxrooms; over 1m families with children are now in privately rented properties in England, a good many of them substandard. And less than a fifth of landlords have so far joined a voluntary accreditation scheme in Newham.
It is precisely because of the soaring demand for cheap private housing that Newham and other like-minded boroughs need to crack down on offending landlords. They should be tough on themselves, too. Local authorities are large and frequent purchasers in the privately-rented sector—Newham spends about £120m a year subsidising rents for poor people—and should make sure they inspect the properties they send people to. When demand outstrips supply against a background of profound housing need, tough action is required. Especially when the Olympic games are bringing millions of visitors to the doorstep....
[So much for 'socialist' society's "freedom" from economic tyranny!]
Blessing Muchineripi of Zengeza, Chitungwiza, is now one-eyed after the other was pierced with a wire by and angry mob...
Here is more evidence of how topsy-turvy our values have become in America ten years after 9/11: the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), an unindicted co-conspirator in a terror funding case, opponent of essentially every anti-terror measure ever devised, and a group with several of its former officials in prison for jihad terror-related activities, is mainstream and given entree into public schools, while anti-jihadists who are trying to defend Constitutional freedoms and principles are vilified and shunned even by people ostensibly on the same side. This cannot and will not end well. "Hamas-linked CAIR in Your Kid’s Classroom," by Pamela Geller in Big Government, January 6:Why is a Hamas-linked Muslim Brotherhood organization given entrée in public schools? In the American Thinker December 19, I asked: “Why is a representative of a terror-linked organization, a defender of jihad terror groups and an apologist for Islamic supremacism welcome to speak in public schools?” ....
[Wonder if they will allow a Christian minister to speak there, too?]
Friday, January 6, 2012
[Look and sound familiar?]
Mauritanian group declares jihad against France: "the jihad will be exported everywhere it is necessary" - Jihad Watch
France, they explain, is "hostile to the interests of Islam." Another "defensive jihad" found its excuse. "Radical Islamist group threatens France," from Agence France-Presse, January 3:
Bamako - The Mauritanian Hamada Ould Mohamed Kheirou, presumed leader of an armed Islamist group active in west Africa, has again threatened France with war in a video seen Tuesday by an AFP journalist.
"We again declare war on France, which is hostile to the interests of Islam," Kheirou said in Arabic, wearing dark glasses and with his head wrapped in a turban. "The jihad [holy war] will be exported everywhere it is necessary and for God, we must be ready for anything."
The video also showed images of three Westerners - a Spanish man and woman and an Italian woman - who were kidnapped late in October in a camp for Sahrawi refugees near Tindouf in southern Algeria.
[Note: And this after all that 'multicultural' thing from them!]
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Excerpt: [St. Athanasius and St. Antony the Great, pray for the people of Egypt!]
In the Catholic magazine Crisis this morning, I provide some historical background on the embattled and courageous Coptic Church of Egypt:Egypt today is the site of a persecution of the Church on a scale unseen in Western Europe since the darkest days of the French Revolution; the Coptic Church is fighting for its life under vicious and escalating attacks from Muslims. A Muslim Brotherhood government is coming to power that promises to be more hostile. Yet in these dark days the Copts enjoy little support from Catholics who often only dimly understand the great debt we owe to the Church of Alexandria. It was not ever thus. The Patriarch of Alexandria was once the third most-powerful prelate in the Church, after those of Rome and Constantinople; he was so designated by the Fourth Lateran Council in 1215.....
Monday, January 2, 2012
For the New Year
And the wild ganders fly
Nightly across the sky.
The seasons flit like linnets,
And years whirl past like planets,
And the earth's orbit mars
The changeless map of stars.
The splintered light which now
Gently probes my eye
Is of a star that burned
When the Scots fired the land,
When the Norsemen robbed the dales
And hacked their names on the fells,
Or when the iceberg lakes
Elbowed among the rocks
And carried the Devil's stone
To the hill above the town,
Where through my dormer bay
Drizzles the Milky Way.
Norman Nicholson, Five Rivers (1944).
Nigeria: Islamic jihadists of Boko Haram warn Christians to leave north within three days - Jihad Watch
And the Nigerian government continues to be unable and/or unwilling to rein in Boko Haram. "Islamist militants in Nigeria warn Christians to leave north within 3 days," by Tim Lister for CNN, January 2:(CNN) -- The militant Islamist group Boko Haram has issued an ultimatum giving Christians living in northern Nigeria three days to leave the area amid a rising tide of violence there...
Sunday, January 1, 2012
No other single topic or object of analysis in my entire career as a political scientist has worried me as has contemporary anti-Americanism. I have learned about the complex nature of the radical left in this country, and its ties to, for example, transnational movements to deligitimize the nation-state and the principle of national sovereignty, the world's anti-globalization forces, and pro-Palestian organizations bent on the destruction of Israel.It was the radical left's treasonous attacks on the war in Iraq that first got me to writing. ...
In case you have any doubts, the Muslim Brotherhood's second in command has announced that his organization - which is currently the largest party in Egypt's elections - will not recognize Egypt's peace treaty with Israel. ...