Saturday, November 20, 2010
More about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Jewish past here.Via Love of the Land: Here are the facts. There is a discussion group site entitled IranNazi that has an Iranian internet URL. It is written in Persian and seems to have begun on August 24. All the material on the site is pro-Nazi and features pictures of Adolph Hitler, the swastika, and goose-stepping German soldiers. There is an English-language part as well....."The site is registered to this place under the IRNIC, Iran's domain manager and an arm of the government. It is owned by a company in Isfahan. There is also evidence, however, that the site goes through a server in Arizona. The Phoenix hosting company is called Atjeu.com. This doesn't prove, however, that the site is not sponsored by the Iranian government. It does go out on the state-controlled server and is allowed to claim government sponsorship." More here.
Netanyahu seems to ignore some basic lessons of history.Another thing: both Israel's government and other countries around the world who believe in common sense need to stop recognizing "palestinians" as even a nation/race to begin with. Or, specifically, they need to cease recognizing Fatah as a legitimate entity. And, they need to bear in mind that "palestinian" Muslims are no different in any way from other Muslims.
The Israeli government is the guardian of the land of Israel, a land to which the Jews have a historic and natural right predating the existence of the current state, modern nations, and international bodies. This right, known since the end of the 13th century BC, was expressed in the Balfour Declaration of 1917, the Mandate of the League of Nations in 1920, and the UN resolution of 1947.
Thus, the land of Israel is not Netanyhu‘s to give. Nor was it former Prime Minister Ehud Barak’s to give when he offered Yasser Arafat 92% of the West Bank, all of Gaza, and sovereignty over East Jerusalem and half of Jerusalem’s Old City at Camp David in 2000. The PA’s responded with the second Intefada, killing more than 1100 Israelis, and injuring over 6000. Nor was it Sharon’s to give in 2005 when he carried out a unilateral withdrawal from Gaza, ripping more than 9,000 of his citizens out of their homes during Disengagement, This Disengagement led to a barrage of thousands of Kassam rockets fired from Gaza into Israel, killing and maiming thousands of civilian Israelis, devastating daily life, destroying any sense of security for more than 200,000 residents of the western Negev. Nor was it former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s to give, when in 2008 he offered Mahmoud Abbas to internationalize Jerusalem, and territory equivalent to 100% of the West Bank, with a naïve condition that this “will not be used as an opening position in future negotiations. But no matter what conditions were attached to the Israeli concessions, all were considered by the Palestinians and their allies as further Israeli concessions.
In bartering away Jewish territory, the Prime Minister undermines the Jewish history, identity, religion, and security with which the land is inextricably intertwined.
Nigerian officials say they have seized heroin worth nearly $10m (£6.25m), concealed in engine parts shipped from Iran.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said agents made the seizure at Apapa seaport in Lagos.
The haul comes just days after Nigeria reported Tehran to the UN Security Council over an illegal arms shipment from Iran that was intercepted.
THE WEAPONS AND DRUGS SHIPMENTS ARE THE OFFICIAL ACTS OF THE IRANIAN ISLAMO-THUG REGIME, PROVING ONCE AGAIN THAT THIS CURRENT REGIME RUNNING IRAN IS PURE EVIL.
ALLOWING THEM TO REMAIN IN POWER IS A HORRIBLE MISTAKE; THE SOONER IRAN IS ATTACKED AND DESTROYED THE BETTER.
THE GREAT PERSIAN PEOPLE WILL RISE UP IN THE ASHES OF A WESTERN LED ATTACK AND ERADICATE THEIR ISLAMO-THUGS OPPRESSORS AND REESTABLISH THEIR NATION AS A TRUE DEMOCRACY FREE OF ISLAM-FASCISM.
Pat Condell's no-nonsense commentaries are not broadcast on the mainstream media.
Can you imagine how the world would change if all the major news networks in the West would broadcast Pat Condell's political commentaries?
Friday, November 19, 2010
For the soldiers stationed at Crossing Point One in the badlands of Afghanistan it was like something out of Zulu.Hardcore Taliban fighters launched wave after wave of suicidal onslaughts as they tried to get into the isolated British base in northern Nad'e Ali.The combat was so fierce that soldiers were ordered to fix bayonets as the insurgents pushed to within just 30 metres of the tiny compound's mud walls. More here
Thursday, November 18, 2010
HERE'S A SNIPPET OF HIS TESTIMONY BEFORE CONGRESS:
... we should stop accepting the term, ‘skeptic.’OUCH. THAT'S GONNA LEAVE A BIGGER MARK ON AL GORE THAN A TSA GUARD SQUEEZING HIS NUTS!
Skepticism implies doubts about a plausible proposition.
Current global warming alarm hardly represents a plausible proposition.
Twenty years of repetition and escalation of claims does not make it more plausible.
Quite the contrary, the failure to improve the case over 20 years makes the case even less plausible as does the evidence from climategate and other instances of overt cheating.
LINDZEN PROVIDED CONGRESS WITH LOTS OF CHARTS - FOR THOSE SO INCLINED, USE THE LINK.
QUESTION: WILL GEORGE CLOONEY GET HIS JUNK JIGGLED? WILL JULIA ROBERTS LET SOME TSA GUARD SQUEEZE HER TITS? WILL AL GORE GET HIS CHAKRA RUBBED?
GETTING YOUR GENITALS AND BREASTS SQUEEZED BY THE FEDS IS STRICTLY FOR THE MASSES.
INSTEAD OF JIGGLING PASSENGERS JUNK - OR EXPOSING THEM TO RADIATION TO MAKE X-RAY RATED-X PORN, WHY NOT JUST HAVE EVERY PASSENGER GO INTO A BOMB-PROOF ROOM - ALONE OR WITH THE PEOPLE THEY'RE TRAVELING WITH - AND THEN EXPOSE THEM TO A MIX OF CELLULAR SIGNALS AND INFRA-RED WHICH WOULD DETONATE ANY BOMB?
IF IT'S POSSIBLE, THEN IT WOULD BE A SIMPLE SOLUTION BECAUSE NO TERRORIST WOULD WANT A PREMATURE EJACU-SPLOSION BEFORE GETTING ON BOARD THE AIRLINER.
IF IT'S NOT YET POSSIBLE, THEN MAYBE DARPA CAN MAKE IT SO.
Bristol Palin vote-rigging perpetrated by HOMOSEXUAL PRANKSTERS, not by socially conservative Sarah Palin supporters
He is also a flaming faggot (not that there's anything wrong with that), coordinating with his flamer friends. HillBuzz blogger "kevindujan01" is fully aware of how the Post is using him as a weapon against conservatives and is just "fabulous" with it:
I also love that HB is now considered a leading conservative site.The new more fabulous face of conservatism, as deliberately misrepresented by WAPO's Lisa de Moraes.
Literally written by a gay dude, standing next to a gaysian, who is next to a stripper, who is chatting with a feisty Whitney-in-her-prime black woman while I keep trying to get the lame VJ Otho to play Twisted Sister or anything else kickass.
Welcome to the new, more fabulous face of conservatism.
Ace and Allahpundit are getting rolled by the homosexual pranksters
Both are accepting the WAPO line that the vote rigging is being perpetrated by Palin conservatives and are dismissing the whole foo-forah on the grounds that its just a popularity poll and "everybody does it." Indeed, these polls are actually set up to encourage multiple votes. That's part of how competition shows make their money, by taking commissions on the call-in votes. But over the years there have been a number of online-coordinated voting attacks aimed specifically at gaining a perverse result and these shenanigans are seriously annoying to the non-cynical viewers of these hugely popular shows.
Anyone remember Sanjaya Malakar, the effeminate semi-talent from American Idol 2007 who got alarmingly close to the final thanks in large part to a website called "Vote for the Worst"?
Lots of little girls apparently liked Sanjaya's puppy-dog manner and the way he fondled his luxurious locks, but it was outside groups--not actual fans of the show--that kept him in week after week. Undoubtedly the gays had a large role in that prank as well. Sanjaya is so overtly effeminate that he had to explain to People Magazine why everyone always thinks he is gay:
I got teased in school because people figured I must be gay because I understand women.Apparently he only has one wire crossed and just seems gay, which was plenty benough to make his prank-advancement irresistible to our aggressively transgressive homosexual activists.
If the pranksters had actually gotten Sanjaya into the final it would have been a complete debasement of the competition. This seems to be what has actually happened with Bristol Palin. No one should underestimate how annoying this is to actual fans of the show. They are watching to see a real competition and just when they get to the ball, Lucy pulls it away. The Washington Post is trying to direct the fallout to conservatives when its own evidence points to homosexual pranksters. Fans of the show need to be told where the evidence actually points, so that they can direct their ire accordingly.
How bad is Bristol?
I'm a ballroom dancer. I've been doing it for 15 years and have always had a special talent for leading. Give me a girl who has never danced before and if she has above average natural ability I can have her smoothly following intermediate level steps by the end of one song. If she has serious natural talent, she'll be flying in two.
The first time Bristol Palin took the floor it was completely obvious that she was a BAD beginner. NO natural talent. After a couple weeks of preparation she clomped through her dance like she was trudging through a swamp. "Oh no," I said to myself, "this is going to get gamed: the pranksters are going to keep her in for the humiliation value." With Bristol intentionally dressing up like her mother, this had disaster written all over it.
Bristol has made progress. She's worked at it to the point where she's managed to reach an average level of dancing. She's kept her head and her spirits up and thankfully has managed to remain oblivious to her own shortcomings. Good for her. But her reaching the final above the wonderfully talented Brandy is a travesty. Brandy would have made it a final for the ages. Now we are going to see Bristol Palin get absolutely crushed by the beautiful and talented Jennifer Grey. Then comes the worst part: waiting to see whether the pranksters are able to deliver the final perversion and cram a crown of thorns onto the undeserving Bristol Palin's head.
Help save the Palins by voting against Bristol
I've never voted on one of these shows, but I will next week. The only way to counter the pranksters is for Bristol Palin fans to vote for the best performance which, excluding a miracle, will mean voting NOT for Bristol Palin. Otherwise they are playing into the hands of these cynical homosexuals whose great desire is to pervert a heterosexual competition. Listen to kevindujan01's cynical flaming:
The judges want the woman claiming to be Jennifer Grey (but looks nothing like her) to win, with Scotch-on-the-Rocks as a close second (good thing the consolation prize isn’t a car).The guy's a total dirt-bag, justifying bad behavior with the most ludicrous snark. Jennifer Grey looks nothing like Jennifer Grey? Amazingly, she looks almost the same as she did when she played a 15 year old in Dirty Dancing, one of the great movies of all time. And "scotch on the rocks"? Brandy was a hundred times better in week one than Bristol Palin could EVER be.
Bristol can't even motivate herself to lose a few pounds for national television. It's ridiculous. She's out there waddling around with a 25 pound tummy. Sigh.
With the media primed to blame Sarah Palin supporters for a perverse result, the only way out for conservatives is to make sure the perverse result does not happen. Conservatives are not supposed to vote for semi-talented favorites in the first place. It is already an embarrassment to conservative principles that Palin fans helped her get this far. The only way to limit the damage is by voting at last for the better dancer.
Flamers and DADT
On the subject of flamers, this is why Don't Ask Don't Tell should not be repealed. Under DADT, homosexuals can serve in the military but they are not allowed to flame. End DADT and they will be allowed to flame. Merely being openly, suggestively, struttingly, fabulously, wrist bendingly, hip-pointingly, gaydar-explodingly homosexual is exactly what will no longer be off limits.
Anyone who thinks that is not going to damage unit-cohesiveness and recruiting isn't thinking at all. The heterosexual young men who make up the vast majority of recruits will continue to be deprived of female company, but now they will have to put up with gay-as-I-wanna-be drama queens. Each squad, platoon, company and battalion will be prone to develop its own "boytown" as Kevin Dujan calls his gay circuit, pushing as far towards civilian gay norms as the military will allow, and the ending of DADT means precisely that they will allow it.
Read Goodby Good Men, about the take-over of the American Catholic church hierarchy by a cabal of homosexual church haters, for an idea of what can happen, and that was on the sly. Just wait until open homosexuality is allowed.
Cat fighting. In-your-face come ons directed to gay and straight alike. Subtle serious come-ons. Where is it going to end? Nobody's thinking about that. Once the DADT line falls, there is no plan to replace it with any other line.
The transgressive-for-transgressive's sake culture of Dujan et al., debasing a simple dance competition just because doing so is "hilarious," will be just as corrosive to the military. Thirty percent of the military (40% of the Marines) already think it will be corrosive, and that's before they have seen the homosexual behavior that would be released. Give them a tour of the coming Boytown (the Pentagon poll only asked if having "an openly gay person in a unit" would be a problem, it didn't ask about the development of an openly gay subculture) and the percentage of objectors will increase dramatically, but by then it will be too late. Long built-up traditions and institutions can't just be blown up and then restored.
The answer is to make the corrosive homosexual behavior--the "out" behavior—off limits from the beginning. That is just what DADT does. We may have arrived at it through a bumbling political process, but it is actually well targeted.
There is no crusade against unhealthful food in our house. Some might argue that unhealthful food is all we let Sam eat. His breakfast eggs are mixed with heavy cream and served with bacon. A typical lunch is full-fat Greek yogurt mixed with coconut oil. Dinner is hot dogs, bacon, macadamia nuts and cheese. We figure that in an average week, Sam consumes a quart and a third of heavy cream, nearly a stick and a half of butter, 13 teaspoons of coconut oil, 20 slices of bacon and 9 eggs. Sam’s diet is just shy of 90 percent fat. That is twice the fat content of a McDonald’s Happy Meal and about 25 percent more than the most fat-laden phase of the Atkins diet. It puts Sam at risk of developing kidney stones if he doesn’t drink enough. It is constipating, so he has to take daily stool softeners. And it lacks so many essential nutrients that if Sam didn’t take a multivitamin and a calcium-magnesium supplement every day, his growth would be stunted, his hair and teeth would fall out and his bones would become as brittle as an 80-year-old’s.
Evelyn, Sam’s twin sister Beatrice and I don’t eat this way. But Sam has epilepsy, and the food he eats is controlling most of his seizures (he used to have as many as 130 a day). The diet, which drastically reduces the amount of carbohydrates he takes in, tricks his body into a starvation state in which it burns fat, and not carbs, for fuel. Remarkably, and for reasons that are still unclear, this process — called ketosis — has an antiepileptic effect. He has been eating this way for almost two years.
WANNA BE HEALTHY? THEN EAT BACON. CHOCOLATE. COFFEE. AND DRINK BOOZE.
IOW: EVERYTHING THE NANNYSTATERS HAVE TOLD US ABOUT DIET - LIKE ALL THE CRAP THEY TELL US ABOUT AGW - IS WRONG.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
A New York jury delivered a stunning verdict Wednesday. Ahmed Ghailani, an al Qaeda terrorist who conspired to blow up American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, was acquitted of more than 280 charges, including one count of murder for each of the 224 people killed in the simultaneous attacks. The jury found Ghailani guilty of only one charge: conspiracy to destroy U.S. government buildings.So just what kind of jury was behind this idiotic verdict anyway? The same one that acquitted O.J. Simpson of murder in 1995, perhaps?
The Department of Justice, which moved Ghailani from Guantanamo to New York for the trial, says it is “pleased” with the outcome since Ghailani will face a minimum of 20 years in prison and possibly serve a life sentence.
It is difficult to square the DOJ’s rhetoric with the carnage that was unleashed in Africa more than a decade ago. The man who helped murder more than 200 civilians was acquitted of their murders even though he is obviously guilty.
Let’s review some of the evidence presented at Ghailani’s trial. According to CBS News, government prosecutors presented all of the following facts to the jury:
1. Ghailani and another al Qaeda operative “purchased the used refrigeration truck converted to a weapon of mass destruction in Tanzania.”
2. “Ghailani then obtained some of the oxygen and flammable acetylene gas tanks joined to the TNT to enhance the explosion.”
3. “Ghailani also stored electric detonators - one and a half inch, aluminum coated, PETN charged blasting caps -- in the armoire of his Dar es Salaam house. The FBI found one, along with clothing tainted with TNT residue.”
4. Ghailani gave the suicide bomber who blew himself up in Tanzania the cell phone he used in plotting the attack. The suicide bomber made calls from this phone both the night before, and the morning of, the attack.
5. The government produced “numerous witnesses” who “placed Ghailani in 1998 in the company of known al Qaeda operatives and embassy bombers, at [a] ‘safe house’ in coastal Mombasa, Kenya, at the house Ghailani shared in Dar es Salaam, and riding in utility vehicles the conspirators used to ferry supplies to their bomb making locations.”
CBS News explains that two of the men “seen with Ghailani” have already been convicted for their role in the embassy bombings and are “serving life sentences.”
6. “Ghailani fled Tanzania using a fake name and passport the day before the bombings” and “three senior al Qaeda leaders involved with the East Africa's cell were on Ghailani's flight to Karachi, Pakistan."
Even if Ghailani does serve a long prison term, it will not excuse the fact that he is guilty on his part in the murder of more than 200 people, and must be convicted of that as well. This is enough to raise the question of whether juries should even be used in major trials like these, if they could involve people unqualified for the job.
IMO, there should be a retrial of Ghailani to try and get him convicted properly on the charges he's guilty of besides the conspiracy to destroy government buildings, but there's no telling if it'll happen. What can be brought into discussion now, however, is whether the US judicial service should continue to rely on jury-bases systems when there's quite a few emperors out there who wear no clothes.
France Accuses Iranian Security of Committing "Unacceptable Acts of Violence" Against French Embassy Officials
Sounds like France has taken America's place as The Great Satan. It really says a lot about Obama's lack of resolve, when France becomes the enemy of the Mullahs.France has accused Iranian security services of committing "unacceptable acts of violence" on French diplomatic personnel in the Iranian capital.The entry to the French embassy residence in Tehran was blocked by unidentified officials on Sunday, said the French foreign ministry.
"[They] proceeded to arrest guests of the French ambassador and carried out unacceptable acts of violence against French diplomatic personnel," it said.
Iran has not commented on the claims.
Correspondents say the incident is the latest signal of ongoing tensions between France and Iran, partly strained by France's tough stand on Iran's nuclear program.
In the past, France has offered to help Iran with it's nuclear program. France has acted as a friend to Iran.
If Iranian Security attacks French Embassy diplomatic officials in this way, my guess is, Iran must have some evidence that France is colluding with Israel in monitoring Iran's nuke program.
"So arguably the single best way to cut the deficit is to make sure that any deficit-cutting plan does not also cut economic growth. Ideally, it will lift growth."IN 2007, THE BUSH TAX RATES YIELDED THE US TREASURY THE GREATEST AMOUNT EVER.
THE USG IS COLLECTING LESS NOW THAN IN 2007 NOT BECAUSE TAXES ARE TOO LOW, BUT BECAUSE ECONOMIC ACTIVITY HAS DECREASED AND IS GROWING IS TOO SLOWLY.
WE NEED ECONOMIC GROWTH, NOT NEW TAXES AND NOT NEW REGS.
NEW TAXES AND REGS WILL SLOW US DOWN MORE.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Police in Thailand have found the remains of more than 300 human foetuses hidden in a Buddhist temple in the capital, Bangkok.
The police say they suspect the foetuses came from illegal abortion clinics.
News reports say a member of the temple staff confessed to being hired by several clinics to dispose of remains.
Abortion is illegal in Thailand, except when the pregnancy affects the mother's health or is the result of rape.
Police chief Sumeth Ruangswasdi said they had been called to investigate a strong smell in the temple, and discovered a total of 348 foetuses in plastic bags, AP reports.
He said he believed that the foetuses must have been collected from abortion clinics and disposed of at different times because they were different colours and conditions.
The corpses were wrapped in plastic bags and newspaper and found in a mortuary storage area.
HOW MANY BRILLIANT ENGINEERS OR ARTISTS OR INVENTORS OR ACTORS OR STATESMEN WERE AMONG THESE 348 CORPS'S?
WE SHALL NEVER KNOW.
HOW SAD. HOW AWFULLY HORRIBLY SAD.
MANY MEMBERS OF THE LIKUD SAY BIBI SHOULD NT TRUST OBAMA AND MAKE A DEAL ON ANOTHER FREEZE.
PERHAPS THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE JUST INADVERTENTLY PROVED THEM RIGHT.
I THINK BIBI SHOULDN'T MAKE AN INTERIM FREEZE DEAL OR EXTEND IT.
- WHEN ISRAEL WITHDREW FROM SINAI AND GAZA ISRAEL DISMANTLED ALL "SETTLEMENTS".
- ALL OF THEM.
- THEREFORE, ISRAEL HAS PROVEN - MORE THAN ONCE - THAT CONSTRUCTION IS NOT AN IMPEDIMENT TO A LAND-SWAP/DEAL.
- SO FATAH SHOULDN'T CONSIDER ANY CONSTRUCTION IN THE WEST BANK AS AN IMPEDIMENT TO A DEAL.
- AND ARAFAT NEVER STOPPED TALKING TO THE GOI BECAUSE OF SETTLEMENT CONSTRUCTION.
THEY COULDN'T WITHOUT HUSSEIN OBAMA'S SUPPORT.
THIS IS WHY OBAMA SHOULDN'T BE TRUSTED BY THE ISRAELIS.
OBAMA IS NOT FOR A PEACE DEAL:
HE'S ON THE OTHER SIDE.
ISRAELIS KNOW THIS.
IT'S TIME AMERICAN JEWS WOKE UP AND SMELLED THE ANTISEMITISM.
BIBI GETS THE MESSAGE:
'No cabinet freeze vote until US gives proposal in writing'
The security cabinet will not vote on a US proposal for a three-month settlement freeze until the Obama administration's promises are officially delivered to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in writing, Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor said in an interview with Army Radio on Tuesday.
The comments came after reticence by Likud ministers about the US keeping its promises, and Shas saying it would not make a decision on the freeze until such a written proposal was received.
Monday, November 15, 2010
November 15, 2010
Forests in the Interior West could soon flip from carbon sink to carbon source, forest experts say. The region's forests once absorbed and stored more carbon from the atmosphere than they released. But ... dead trees are releasing massive amounts of carbon dioxide, turning the region into a net emitter of carbon rather than a CO2 sponge.
I POSTED ON THE AMAZON'S TREES - AND HOW IT'S NEVER REALLY BEEN A PRISTINE OR UNTOUCHED FOREST - AGAIN IN 2009:
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
AGING AMAZON FOREST CAUSING INCREASE IN GREENHOUSE GASES?UC-IRVINE (via AMERICAN THINKER):Trees in the Amazon tropical forests are old. Really old, in fact, which comes as a surprise to a team of American and Brazilian researchers studying tree growth in the world’s largest tropical region.If this is true, then as the Amazon forest has been allowed to AGE, it has become less efficient at absorbing atmospheric CO2 - at CO2 uptake, and this means more CO2 stays in the atmosphere every year as a result. The increase of atmosphreric CO2 over the last 100 years might be a result of this - the aging of the Amazon - and NOT INDUSTRIALIZATION OR ANYTHING "MAN-MADE."
Using radiocarbon dating methods, the team, which includes UC Irvine’s Susan Trumbore, found that up to half of all trees greater than 10 centimeters in diameter are more than 300 years old. Some of the trees, Trumbore said, are as much as 750 to 1,000 years old. Study results appear in the online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Because their trees are old and slow-growing, the Amazon forests, which contain about a third of all carbon found in land vegetation, have less capacity to absorb atmospheric carbon than previous studies have predicted. Although some of the largest trees also grow the fastest and can take up carbon quickly, the vast majority of the Amazon trees grow slowly.
“In the Central Amazon, where we found the slowest growing trees, the rates of carbon uptake are roughly half what is predicted by current global carbon cycle models,” Trumbore said. “As a result, those models – which are used by scientists to understand how carbon flows through the Earth system – may be overestimating the forests’ capacity to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.”
HERE'S AN IDEA:
If we CUT DOWN MORE TREES WITHIN THE AMAZON - AND REPLANTED THESE AREAS WITH YOUNG TREES - (like EVERY good forestry corporation routinely does everywhere) - then we would actually BE REDUCING GREENHOUSES GASES.
Here's our slogan:
"Save the Atmosphere! Cut Down the Amazon!"
Somehow, I don't think Sting, or any other member of the chic glitterati or anyone on the Left or in the Green Movement will get behind this BRILLIANT idea.
IF THE ECO-NUTSIES REALLY BELIEVED THAT ATMOSPHERIC CO2 IS GOING UP AND THAT THIS WILL CAUSE A GLOBAL CLIMATE CATASTROPHE, THEN THEY WOULD SUPPORT THE MASSIVE HARVESTING OF THE OLD TREES IN THE AMAZON - AND REPLANTING IT WITH YOUNG TREES.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
ARCHAEOLOGISTS FIND EVIDENCE THAT PARTS OF THE AMAZON RAINFOREST WERE CLEAR CUT NEARLY ONE THOUSAND YEARS AGOARCHAEOLOGISTS HAVE PROOF THAT 700 YEARS AGO THE AMAZON RAINFOREST WAS CIVILIZED/POPULATED AND NOT A VAST "PRISTINE" TROPICAL JUNGLE:ANOTHER ECO-NUTSIE MYTH BITES THE DUST.
The geoglyphs are believed to have been sculpted by ancient people from the Amazon region around 700 years ago, though their purpose is still unknown. So far, nearly 300 geoglyphs have been identified, but with advances in satellite imaging--and increased clearing of the jungle coverage--scientists are hoping to discover many more of these strange, geometric designs.
One of the factors that contributed to so many geoglyphs being undetected prior to the aid of satellites is their enormous size. According to leading geoglyph scientist Alceu Ranzi, his latest discoveries--five sets of geometric shapes, with circles, squares and lines--can measure more than a mile from one extreme to another.You do not see them in field. There is a difference in the color of grass but is very thin. If there were no satellite images, there would be no possibility [of making these new discoveries].Because they've been so hard to find, the first geoglyphs weren't discovered until the 1970s. Since then, scientists have been trying to piece together what significance they may have had to ancient Amazonians.
THE IDEA THAT ANCIENT INDIGENOUS PEOPLE WERE GOOD STEWARDS OF THE EARTH, AND THE EVIL WHITE MAN COLONIZER/IMPERIALIST WAS BAD IS BS.
THE IDEA THAT THE RAINFOREST IS PRISTINE AND WAS ALWAYS UNTOUCHED IS BS, TOO.
IF OLD TREES IN FORESTS WORLDWIDE ARE A LEADING CONTRIBUTOR TO ATMOSPHERIC CO2, THEN THE AGW ALARMISTS SHOULD DEMAND WE ALLOW OLD TREES ALL OVER THE WORLD BE HARVESTED.
OBAMA AND REID TO PANDER TO LATINO VOTERS AND ATTEMPT TO PASS AN AMNESTY BILL DURING LAME DUCK SESSION
NOW, THE ENTIRE DEMOCRAT PARTY SEES THIS AS THEIR SILVER BULLET AND WILL PUSH AMNESTY IN THE LAME DUCK SESSION.
IT WILL BACKFIRE. WHY!? SIMPLE: CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA ARE NOT INDICATIVE OF THE ENTIRE NATION ON THIS ISSUE
SO I SAY TO THEM: BRING IT ON!
What does he love? What does he disdain?
Sure, many kids have charming reminiscences of the scenes of their childhood . . . and there is nothing wrong with that.
There's nothing wrong with the fact that he loves the Indonesian "spirit of tolerance" or that he evinces disgust for American history . . . except that such a man should not be President.
Americans deserve a President who loves America, unashamedly and unreservedly. This man is not such a one.
Point of no return: Israel is a response to Arab oppression of minorities: "'What is happening to the Christians is what happened to the Jews,' an Iraqi Christian told the Christian Science Monitor. Not only is the persecution of Christians too big a story for western opinion formers to sweep under the carpet following the Baghdad cathedral atrocity of 31 October, but the mistreatment of minorities in Arab lands cannot demonstrably be blamed on Israel. The Jews are now the one minority with the ability to defend themselves, argues Dexter Van Zile. Via CAMERA:"
Read the rest here.
Pressure was mounting over the second settlement construction freeze on Monday, as Likud rebels met in the office of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein.If Shas acts weakly in any way on the issue, it could cost them dearly in the next election, and it could certainly draw a lot of needless anguish even now. Rabbi Yosef has the influence over the decisions the ministers will make. Where do he and they want to be seen on this?
During the meeting, MK Danny Danon announced that he had sent a letter to Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in which he said, "We will do everything we can to stop the freeze. The issue is at the hands of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef to who I have written today."
In addition to Edelstein and Danon's attendance at the "emergency meeting," coalition chairman Ze'ev Alkin, MKs Miri Regev, Haim Ratz, Yariv Levin and Tzipi Hotovely also attended. "We are opposed to the freeze and we will do everything we can to stop it. It is not a suitable decision," said Levin. "We must say no to an additional freeze in Judea and Samaria."
Naftali Bennet, director general of the Yesha Council, the umbrella organization for Jewish settlements in the West Bank, and Ze'ev Haver, head of the Amana settlement movement, also attended the meeting.
"We have 48 hours to take action. Every proposal offered by Israel is like a one-way street with no exit points," said Edelstein.
"The key is in the hands of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef," said Danon. "If Shas ministers will cooperate in the cabinet, the decision will pass," he said. "At the same time, we are taking action here in order to prevent the Israeli government from accept a decision like this [a freeze] - which is not in line with Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria," Danon added.
In related news, the Arab League and Fatah appear to reject the offer in its current form, because it does not include Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, the most holy site to Judaism; hence their coveting complete control over it. Either way, we shouldn't just stand around.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
I THINK THE LAME DUCK SESSION SHOULD RAISE TAXES ON EVERYONE WHO VOTED OBAMA IN 2008 AND DEMOCRAT IN 2010.
OR MAYBE -SINCE THESE FOLKS THINK SPENDING IS FINE, BUT TAXES ARE TOO LOW, THEY CAN JUST VOLUNTARILY SEND AN ADDITIONAL 15% TO THE IRS.
ALL I WANT IS CREDIT.
INSTEAD THESE SCUMBAGS DELETE MY COMMENTS.
TODAY, SULTAN KNISH USED MY SOROS JPEG WITHOUT CREDITING ME AND WON'T POST MY COMMENTS CALLING HIM OUT ON IT.
THE ONLY THING THAT MAKES THESE 2 BLOGGERS TOLERABLE IS THAT THEY ARE A-OK POLITICALLY, BUT THEIR BLOGGING ETIQUETTE SUCKS.
In a forum of Likud ministers that met prior to the cabinet meeting, Moshe Ya'alon called the American proposal a "honey trap that will plunge us into another crisis with the Americans in the future, in three months or maybe even before then."The Shas party has come under fire for suggesting they would abstain if only Obama would write them a letter promising this wouldn't go further than what's being proposed now, and it doesn't take much to realize that would only be an empty promise. Here's another report with video included of Danny Danon's emergency meeting.
Deputy Knesset Speaker Danny Danon (Likud) also entered the debate and held an emergency round of consultations with key cabinet members to shore up their support for settlers.
Danon especially focused on ministers that have voiced their opposition an additional freeze such as Benny Begin, Limor Livnat and Moshe "Boogie" Yaalon.
During his conversations Danon reminded the ministers that, "a second construction freeze has never been, and never should be, a viable policy option for the Netanyahu Government. A few more F-16s cannot be a replacement our long-held ideals, commitments and promises to the citizens of Israel."
Coalition head Ze'ev Elkin said he believes the majority of Likud ministers and MKs will oppose Netanyahu's proposal to approve the American plan. Referring to the international political assistance offered by the US in exchange for the extended freeze, Elkin said that it is possible the assistance could be of more harm to Israel than it is helpful.
"President Obama was urged by the few White House insiders from whom he still takes advice to leave the country on his ten-day Asian trip, his longest trip abroad since becoming president, in order to not inflict any more damage to the Democratic Party in the wake of one of the worst electoral defeats for the party of an incumbent president in recent history. According to sources close to the White House, who put themselves in great danger by even talking to members of the media, the plans to have Obama leave for a visit to India, Pakistan, Indonesia, South Korea, and Japan are an attempt to get Obama out of the country while top Democrats can sort through the political disaster created for the party by Obama's increasingly detached-from-reality presidency.
Virtual political guerrilla warfare has broken out between Obama's inner circle on one hand and senior Democratic officials, including outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Party strategist James Carville, former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean, and, behind-the-scenes, Vice President Joe Biden and former President Bill Clinton, on the other top Democrats are still reeling from Obama's bizarre behavior at a $7500-a-plate fundraiser at a stately mansion at Brown University in Rhode Islan on October 25. The fundraiser, organized by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, was supposed to highlight Democratic Party unity. However, while Obama endorsed Democratic House candidate David Cicilline for outgoing Representative Patrick Kennedy's seat, the president failed to endorse Democratic gubernatorial candidate Frank Caprio over Republican-turned-independent former Senator Lincoln Chafee. Obama's lack of an endorsement for a Democrat over a former Republican prompted Caprio to tell a radio show host that Obama "could take his endorsement and really shove it as far as I’m concerned."
Later that day, Obama briefly appeared at the fundraiser at Brown University, where Democratic loyalists paid $7500 to hear Obama speak, but departed after only twenty minutes, telling the assembled guests that he had to go back to the White House to "tuck in my daughters, walk the dog, and 'scoop the poop.'" The Democratic faithful were appalled and shocked at Obama's quick departure and one of the three reasons he gave for it: to scoop up dog turds as if the President of the if the President of the United States actually performs such tasks with a phalanx of White House staff and Secret Service agents at his disposal.
Vice President Biden knows too well about Obama's lack of attention to his daily tasks of being president. The details of the fiasco at Brown soon were conveyed to Biden by his two old Democratic Senate colleagues from Rhode Island: Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse. Biden was not amused about Obama's dissing of the Democrats in Rhode Island. A week later, Chafee defeated Caprio for the Rhode Island governorship, thanks largely to Obama's less-than-neutral stance in cutting a secret deal to support Chafee against Caprio. White House leaks about the ineffectiveness of Obama's presidency are expandng beyond the revelations attributed to a former high-level Obama administration insider and which have been reported by a blogger named "Ulsterman." Some White House staffers have described a "reign of terror" in the White House over continued leaks and a troika of leadership that is making decisions without any input from the president. The troika reportedly consists of First Lady Michelle Obama, presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett, and the president's mother-in-law, Marian Robinson, who resides in the White House.
Not to be deterred, some White House staffers have sought out journalists and have arranged to meet them at nearby Starbuck's cafes to discretely convey to them inside information about the current disarray within the Obama administration. Some staffers have personally born the brunt of Obama's temper and witnessed his extreme narcissistic behavior.
The West can only contain, not defeat, militant groups such as al-Qaeda, the head of the UK's armed forces has said.A new realism, huh? It is not realistic to say we can not defeat Al Qaeda. It is patently absurd to say we can not defeat them.
General Sir David Richards, a former Nato commander in Afghanistan, said Islamist militancy would pose a threat to the UK for at least 30 years.
But he told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show a clear-cut victory over militants was not achievable.
The BBC's Frank Gardner said the comments reflect a "new realism" in UK and US counter-terrorism circles.
Here's realism. Al Qaeda's base is no longer in Afghanistan, it is in Pakistan and Yemen.
We can certainly beat Al Qaeda. All we have to do is nuke Pakistan and Yemen.
One day these "militants" will take it too far, and they will nuke us. At that point we will, finally, take the gloves off, and we pound them into dust.
This British General would have done better to say, "Given the methods we are allowed to use, we will never defeat Al Qaeda.
That would have been realism.
Defeatist talk from top Military brass if a sign of terrible decadence. We have to get over this sickness. Men like this need to be expelled from the Military, not promoted.
For the record, I didn't say we should nuke them, or that we have to nuke them.
I said, we can win by nuking them.
The point is, we have a General who is defeatist in his attitude. And, in his defeatism, he is not acknowledging reality.
When he says we can not win, he is saying something that is simply not true.
We can win.
By nuking them, at the worst.
There would be other ways to win.
However, if one starts with the idea that we don't want to hurt the civilians in the country against whom we are fighting, then we are not going to be able to imagine any scenarios by which we can win.
That is not the way to fight a war.
UNION CITY - After months of Union City vying for custodial receivership of Imam Feisal Rauf’s property on Central Avenue, Superior Court Judge Olivieri, in a teleconference Nov. 9 with Union City’s attorney and Rauf’s attorney, has granted receivership with “restrictions” to custodial receiver Raymond Bulin, according to Union City spokesman Mark Albiez.This should serve as an important reminder that, given the chance, there will be slumlords on the loose even in today's society who'll be more than willing to rip innocent people off and leave them in misery, just like in the last century. The slumlord in question here is someone who owns expensive Armani suits and hot rod convertibles. Rauf does not deserve his riches, especially not if he's going to use them for funding Hamas and other anti-Israel affiliates as well.
Rauf is the Muslim cleric at the center of the controversy over the proposal to build an Islamic cultural center and mosque near the former World Trade Center site.
The teleconference was the next step after Olivieri received the city’s final inspection report Oct. 22 based upon a final inspection by the city Oct. 21 that revealed fire, building, and health code violations remained at 2206 Central Ave. In the report, the city again called for receivership on the basis of continued failure to remedy violations by the specified deadlines.
Bulin has not been granted full management of the building, but has been tasked with abating the remaining violations, such as uncapped sewer lines and bedbug infestation. A $7,000 check, money from October rent payments held in escrow from Rauf’s attorney, will pay for the repairs.