Existing technology can produce biodiesel fuel from municipal sewage sludge that is within a few cents a gallon of being competitive with conventional diesel refined from petroleum, according to an article in ACS' Energy & Fuels, a bi-monthly journal.THIS MIGHT MAKES NYC POTENTIALLY THE BIODIESEL CAPITAL OF THE WORLD: NOT ONLY DOES NYC HAVE A LOT PEOPLE PRODUCING A LOT OF RAW SEWAGE, NY'ERS ARE SOME OF THE MOST FULL OF "RAW SEWAGE" PEOPLE IN THE WORLD!
Sludge is the solid material left behind from the treatment of sewage at wastewater treatment plants.
David M. Kargbo points out in the article that demand for biodiesel has led to the search for cost-effective biodiesel feedstocks, or raw materials. Soybeans, sunflower seeds and other food crops have been used as raw materials but are expensive.
Sewage sludge is an attractive alternative feedstock - the United States alone produces about seven million tons of it each year.
Sludge is a good source of raw materials for biodiesel. To boost biodiesel production, sewage treatment plants could use microorganisms that produce higher amounts of oil, Kargbo says. That step alone could increase biodiesel production to the 10 billion gallon mark, which is more than triple the nation's current biodiesel production capacity, the report indicates.
"ALL CAPS IN DEFENSE OF LIBERTY IS NO VICE."
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Nearly 200 nations, signatories of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), have agreed to work towards a nuclear-weapons-free zone in the Middle East.
The members, meeting at the UN in New York, called for a conference in 2012 attended by Middle Eastern states - including Iran - to establish the zone.
The unanimously agreed document also said that Israel should sign the NPT.
US President Barack Obama backed the deal but said he was "strongly opposed" to Israel being singled out.
The US says the reference could jeopardise efforts to persuade the Israelis to attend the 2012 talks.
An Israel official later denounced the document as "hypocrisy".
"Only Israel is mentioned, while the text is silent about other countries like India, Pakistan and North Korea, which have nuclear arms, or even more seriously, Iran, which is seeking to obtain them," a senior government official told AFP news agency on condition of anonymity.
ISRAEL CALLS IT HYPOCRITICAL, BUT OBAMA AND RICE SIGN ON ANYWAY - HURTING OUR BEST ALLY IN THE REGION.
OBAMA FREAKIN' SIGNED IT!
WHY DID OBAMA DO THIS!?
WELL, ISOLATING ISRAEL BECAUSE OF HER NUCLEAR ADVANTAGE IS A WELL-DEVELOPED LONG-TERM STRATEGY BY ANTI-ZIONISTS.
OBAMA IS NOT JUST PART OF IT. HE'S LEADING IT.
JEWS WHO VOTE FOR OBAMA AND THE DEMOCRATS MIGHT AS WELL JOIN HAMAS AND HIZBALLAH AND SUPPORT AHMADINEJAD.
JEWS WHO SUPPORT OBAMA ARE JUDENRATE.
India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel - which are known or suspected to have nuclear weapons - are not signatories to the treaty. They are not covered by any NPT agreement.IRAN IS IN VIOLATION OF THE NPT; ISRAEL IS NOT.
YET OBAMA AND THE UN TAKE MORE AND FIRMER ACTIONS AGAINST ISRAEL - WHO POSES NO THREAT TO THE REGION - THAN AGAINST IRAN.
AND THE UN TAKES NO ACTION AGAINST INDIA OR PAKISTAN OR NORTH KOREA FOR THEIR NON-NPT NUKES.
ONLY ISRAEL IS SINGLED OUT.
OBAMA AND THE US ARE ANTI-SEMITIC SCUM.
JEWS WHO SUPPORT OBAMA ARE JUDENRATE.
In a little-noticed passage Friday, the New York Times reported that Rep. Joe Sestak was not eligible for a place on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, the job he was reportedly offered by former President Bill Clinton. And indeed a look at the Board’s website reveals this restriction:Obama is up the proverbial creek.
The Board consists of not more than 16 members appointed by the President from among individuals who are not employed by the Federal Government. Members are distinguished citizens selected from the national security, political, academic, and private sectors.
As a sitting member of Congress, Sestak was not eligible for the job. And since the White House intended for Sestak to remain in his House seat, he would not have been eligible for the board after this November’s elections, provided he was re-elected to the House.
The statement from White House counsel Robert Bauer did not specifically mention the intelligence board, but speaking to reporters Friday, Sestak said of his conversation with Clinton, “At the time, I heard the words ‘presidential board,’ and that’s all I heard…I heard ‘presidential board,’ and I think it was intel.” In addition, the Times reported that “people briefed on the matter said one option was an appointment” to the intelligence board. But the White House could not legally have placed Sestak on the board.
Did the White House not know that? The apparent contradiction is sure to create more questions from Republicans who want an independent investigation of the affair. Why would the White House — normally pretty careful in such matters — offer Sestak a job he couldn’t take.
He lied in a carefully crafted "lawyerly" White House statement, and he is BUSTED!
Charles Krauthammer said, of the White House Press Release,
“I found the statement from the White House just unbelievably lawyerly, and I must say, deceptive.”
And now, the proof is here.
Yesterday, Chris Matthews said the BP Oil Leak reminded him of the Iranian Hostage Crisis situation which brought down the Carter Presidency.
For "Tingles" Matthews to have said that means that Obama was already shoulder-deep, and sinking.
This is much worse. This is Watergate stuff.
Obama is in trouble; the kind you can't get out of with any charm or parsing-of-words testimony.
PM Cameron is going to stop this in Britain:
The huge increases in migrants over the last decade were partly due to a politically motivated attempt by ministers to radically change the country and "rub the Right's nose in diversity", according to Andrew Neather, a former adviser to Tony Blair, Jack Straw and David Blunkett.
He said Labour's relaxation of controls was a deliberate plan to "open up the UK to mass migration" but that ministers were nervous and reluctant to discuss such a move publicly for fear it would alienate its "core working class vote".
As a result, the public argument for immigration concentrated instead on the economic benefits and need for more migrants.
Critics said the revelations showed a "conspiracy" within Government to impose mass immigration for "cynical" political reasons.
Mr Neather was a speech writer who worked in Downing Street for Tony Blair and in the Home Office for Jack Straw and David Blunkett, in the early 2000s.
Writing in the Evening Standard, he revealed the "major shift" in immigration policy came after the publication of a policy paper from the Performance and Innovation Unit, a Downing Street think tank based in the Cabinet Office, in 2001.
He wrote a major speech for Barbara Roche, the then immigration minister, in 2000, which was largely based on drafts of the report.
He said the final published version of the report promoted the labour market case for immigration but unpublished versions contained additional reasons, he said.
He wrote: "Earlier drafts I saw also included a driving political purpose: that mass immigration was the way that the Government was going to make the UK truly multicultural.
"I remember coming away from some discussions with the clear sense that the policy was intended – even if this wasn't its main purpose – to rub the Right's nose in diversity and render their arguments out of date."
The "deliberate policy", from late 2000 until "at least February last year", when the new points based system was introduced, was to open up the UK to mass migration, he said.
Some 2.3 million migrants have been added to the population since then, according to Whitehall estimates quietly slipped out last month.
A RECORD 417,000 immigrants were given the right to live in Britain permanently last year, figures showed yesterday.
Of those, 203,000 were handed a British passport and full citizenship in 2009 – around one person every three minutes.I hope it's not too late for Britain. To be effective, hey'll probably need to deport many immigrants, too.
The number rocketed from 129,375 – a 58 per cent rise – in just a year.
On the rise … migrant numbers soared under Labour
Another 214,000 were given the right to settle in the UK – the first step to full citizenship.
This figure soared by 40 per cent over the 12 months.
The Home Office figures showed 29 per cent of those given a passport last year were from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh. Another 27 per cent came from Africa and 17 per cent from Asia, including China and the Philippines.
Last year’s total was the highest since the figures were first published in 1962.
...Damian Green … ‘migration system was out of control for so long under Labour’
Immigration minister Damian Green said the dramatic increases exposed the timebomb left by former Labour PM Gordon Brown and his party’s failed policies.
Mr Green said: “What is significant is that grants of settlement, the right to remain in this country, and grants of British citizenship have gone up hugely to record levels.
“So it shows the long-term effect of the fact that the immigration system was out of control for so long under the previous government.
“I believe immigration has been far too high in recent years, which is why we will reduce net migration back down to the levels of the 1990s – to tens of thousands rather than hundreds of thousands.”
...David Cameron has vowed to cut this figure to “tens of thousands” by imposing a cap on immigrants from outside the EU.
And Mr Green promised new limits on work permits and a crackdown on marriage and foreign students. Campaign group Migrationwatch said the citizenship and rights of settlement increases were worrying.
Immigration is good - when managed properly: immigrants should be expected to assimilate. Or they shouldn't be allowed to stasy.
Geert Wilders has all the right ideas:
London: Geert Wilders calls to stop Muslim immigrationSEE SIOA, TOO.
In his speech to the British parliament Geert Wilders called to protect freedom of speech with a First Amendment like law, to end cultural relativism, to stop Muslim mass immigration, to deport criminal immigrants, ban the construction of new mosques and to get more Churchill-like leaders.
Wilders' entire press conference is available at Tundra Tabloids. His speech in parliament is below.
Far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders told RT that Islam wants to rule and dominate not only all aspects of one’s life, but all aspects of society.
Islam should not be compared to other religions, like Christianity, Judaism or Buddhism, Wilders added.
The highly controversial politician also said he wants to halt the immigration of Muslims, despite the fact he agrees that the majority of Muslims are peace-loving and law-abiding.
“The majority of Muslims in our Western societies are law-abiding people like you and me,” Wilders said. “Still, I want to stop the immigration of people from the Islamic countries because they still bring a lot of culture that is not ours. Look at all the countries for instance in the Middle East where Islam is dominant – you see no rule of law, no functioning parliament, no civil society.”
ALL SUMMER, THERE'LL BE MONTHS OF BAD NEWS:
- ABOUT THE BP OIL SPILL AND IT'S AFTERMATH...
- AND MONTHS OF BAD NEWS ABOUT SESTAKGATE...
A SEASON IN HELL.
ONE HE DESERVES...
AND ONE I HOPE AND PRAY THAT THE NATION SURVIVES.
EVEN CHRIS MATTHEWS KNOWS IT NOW.
Friday, May 28, 2010
TURNABOUT IS FAIRPLAY.
MY POINT: WE'D PREFER NEITHER.
MORE ON THE PROTEST AGAINST THE MOSQUE AT GROUND ZERO HERE.
POUND: MUSSOLINI MISUNDERSTOOD; TOKYO ROSE: TOJO MISUNDERSTOOD; RIEFENSTAHL: HITLER MISUNDERSTOOD; DURANTY: STALIN MISUNDERSTOOD; STONE: HUGO!
THIS IS JUST PART 3.
WATCH THEM ALL!
HERE'S PART 1:
HE IS GREAT!
Israeli gunships headed out to sea Friday to stop a flotilla of pro-Palestinian activists from reaching the Gaza Strip, the military said, setting the stage for what could become a dramatic showdown on the high seas.I POSTED THAT THIS FLOTILLA WAS A DELIBERATE PROVOCATION BY THE ISLAMISTS AND THAT THIS ISLAMIST AXIS INCLUDES IRAN, HIZBALLAH, SYRIA, HAMAS AND NOW TURKEY.
Israel's foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, said the country was prepared to stop the flotilla "at any cost." He called the aid mission a provocation and urged the international community to show understanding for the tough response.
"We really have all determination and political will to prevent this provocation against us," he said. "I think that we're ready at any cost ... to prevent this provocation."
Military officials said an initial group of gunships went out to sea Friday to prepare for the flotilla's arrival.
TURKEY'S MEMBERSHIP IN THIS AXIS IS CRUCIAL: BECAUSE TURKEY IS PART OF NATO.
THE AXIS AND TURKEY WANT ISRAEL TO USE FORCE SO THEY CAN TRY TO INVOKE NATO ARTICLE 5.
STAY TUNED... ISRAEL WILL USE FORCE AND IT WILL BE SOONER THAN ANYONE THINKS... PERHAPS AS SOON AS SUNDAY... STAY TUNED...
HE FINALLY REALLY SEES OBAMA FOR WHAT HE'S ALWAYS BEEN.
IT'S A CRIME - EVEN THOUGH THEY ONLY OFFERED HIM AN UNPAID JOB.
THIS TIME IT'S MAOISTS IN INDIA.
WHY DO THEY DO IT!? ELITISTS WHO THINK THEY CAN BRING ABOUT UTOPIA ARE WILLING TO JUST ABOUT ANYTHING TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. TRAMPLES YOUR GOD-GIVEN RIGHTS - EVEN KILL YOU, FOR THE COMMON GOOD OF COURSE.
It's good to hear she's gotten through this operation well. Nevertheless, for those who know how to send her a greeting card wishing her a good recovery, it could be a good idea.
Israel Air Force helicopter gunships and IDF artillery stymied an attempt by Gaza-based terrorists to infiltrate into Israel on Thursday under cover of the heavy haze conditions. A military source said that three terrorists tried to enter Israel through the security fence but were identified by IDF spotters.This is all you really need to know about how, as long as there's Islam, there will be terrorism. And those flotilla organizers sure aren't helping by encouraging them. Did I mention the possibility that the flotillas could be used as a means of arms smuggling?
IDF radio reported that an explosion was heard that alerted the soldiers to an infiltration attempt. They said that a serious terror attack had been planned and thwarted, and the army expects more attempts at terror as the approaching flotilla of ships gives terrorists a feeling of encouragement and support.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
IF GOVERNMENT DEFICITS WERE STIMULATIVE, THEN WOULDN'T GREECE, SPAIN, PORTUGAL, CALIFORNIA, AND MICHIGAN HAVE GREAT ECONOMIES!?!?!
A South African opera singer personally chosen by Nelson Mandela to sing at the World Cup's opening ceremony has died two weeks before he was due to perform.
Siphiwo Ntshebe, 34, an up-and-coming tenor known to local fans as the "new Pavarotti", contracted bacterial meningitis while rehearsing for the June 11 concert. He died in hospital Tuesday.
The singer was to perform his signature song, called "'Hope," during the ceremony, ahead of the opening match between South Africa and Mexico.
THIS IS A BAD OMEN, I FEEL...
THIS IS A LOAD OF LEFT-WING ANTI-AMERICAN CRAP - ESPECIALLY THIS:
In a 52-page document that tries to balance the idealism of Mr. Obama’s campaign promises with the realities of his confrontations with a fractious and threatening world over the past 16 months, Mr. Obama describes an American strategy that recognizes limits on how much the United States can spend to shape the globe.
An America “hardened by war” and “disciplined by a devastating economic crisis,” he argues, cannot sustain extended fighting in both Iraq and Afghanistan, while fulfilling other commitments at home and abroad.
“The burdens of a young century cannot fall on American shoulders alone,” Mr. Obama writes in the introduction of the strategy being released on Thursday. “Indeed, our adversaries would like to see America sap our strength by overextending our power.”
... Critics already argue that Mr. Obama does not place enough importance on fighting terrorism or fully embrace America’s singular role in the world as he seeks the favor and cooperation of other nations.
WE TOOK ON MORE WITH LESS IN WW2.
An America “hardened by war” and “disciplined by a devastating economic crisis,” he argues, cannot sustain extended fighting in both Iraq and Afghanistan, while fulfilling other commitments at home and abroad.
THIS REPORT IS AN EXCUSE - A COVER STORY - FOR OBAMA TO DIMINISH OUR ESSENTIAL ROLE AS THE DEFENDER OF THE FREE WORLD.
- AS A COMMITTED POSTMODERN LEFTIST -
- (WHO LOOKS AT MODERN HISTORY AND SEES THE USA AS A BULLY, A SELF-APPOINTED WORLD COP, AND DEFENDER OF COLONIALISM),
- OBAMA IS DELIBERATELY BANKRUPTING THE USA
- SO HE CAN WEAKEN US
- AND FORCE US TO BE DEPENDENT ON MULTI-LATERALISM FOR OUR OWN SECURITY AND ABANDON THE DEFENSE OF THE FREE WORLD.
UPDATE: DONALD HAS MORE.
The Atlantic Has A Mess On Its HandsTHE MSM SUCKS.
The Atlantic Magazine thought it would be able to speak poetic historical justice, by splashing the headline that the original reviled one, Kenneth Starr of Monica and Bill and Blue Dress and Impeachment fame, had been arrested for running a Ponzi Scheme.
Oh, the deep, deep satisfaction. They could feel it. But it was premature. And now The Atlantic editors have a mess on their hands.
Turns out that on the internet there is more than one Kenneth Starr, and the arrestee was not the tormentor of Bubba, but some guy with the name Kenneth Starr who ran a ponzi scheme.
... I hope The Atlantic has learned a lesson all victims of fraud must learn: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
- THE BLOGOSPHERE IS BETTER.
- THE DISTRIBUTED INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE AND TALENT OF THE BLOGOSPHERE IS GREATER THAN THE STAFF AT ANY MSM OUTLET.
EZRA KLEIN: " ... if you want to impeach Barack Obama, I'd very much recommend voting GOP this fall..."
What's at stake in the elections this fall? Energy/climate? Tax cuts? Management of the economy?WE AGREE! VOTE GOP!
Well, sure, all those things. It's worth pointing out, however, that what's also at stake is the impeachment of Barack Obama. I continue to believe that if Obama sits in the White House for six years with a GOP majority in the House of Representatives that the odds are very good -- better than 50 percent -- that he'll be impeached. Not convicted, of course, but impeached, forcing a Senate trial.... So, if you want to impeach Barack Obama, I'd very much recommend voting GOP this fall, at least for your local House candidate. I think you'll get what you want.
This is absolutely outrageous, the fact that someone this deranged, who defends jihadis as “victims,” is defending us from al-Qaeda sends shivers up my spine… The president’s top counterterrorism adviser on Wednesday called jihad a “legitimate tenet of Islam,” arguing that the term “jihadists” should not be used to describe America’s enemies.THIS MAN BRENNAN SHOULD BE FIRED; HE IS A MENACE TO THE USA AND THE ENTIRE WEST.During a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, John Brennan described violent extremists as victims of “political, economic and social forces,” but said that those plotting attacks on the United States should not be described in “religious terms."
Strikes across France delayed flights, closed schools and frustrated commuters Thursday as workers protested government plans to raise the retirement age past 60 -- one of the lowest even in Europe.
President Nicolas Sarkozy says retiring so young is now untenable given growing life spans, but unions see his planned reforms to France's over-stretched pension system as yet another blow to Europe's cherished social model.
THE SOCIALISTS DON'T REALIZE IT YET, BUT RESISTANCE IS FUTILE.
THE SO-CALLED "EUROPEAN SOCIAL MODEL" IS BROKEN - SOCIALIST MODELS ALWAYS DO BREAK DOWN BECAUXSE, AS LADY THATCHER SAID: "THE PROBLEM WITH ROBBING PETER TO PAY PAUL IS EVENTUALLY PETER RUNS OUT OF MONEY!"
WE NEED TO DO THE SAME THING HERE: RAISE THE RETIREMENT AGE.
AN THEN GO A STEP FURTHER: END GOVERNMENT PENSIONS AND REPLACE THEM WITH PRIVATE PENSIONS.
The above says it all about BHO's recent political move to try to save his loser Presidency.
A mere 1200 more troops won't make one iota difference in the tide of illegal invaders coming into the United States.
The years of steady enrichment in Europe seem to be at an end. Gone is the confident talk of prosperity through unity, instead the focus is on the great financial crisis welling up on the union's southern fringe, as a rising sea of debt threatens to drown the dreams of millions across the continent.ANSWER: THEY HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO ACCEPT AUSTERITY (BECAUSE SOCIALISM HAS BANKRUPTED THEM - AS IT ALWAYS DOES) - AND SPAIN PROVES IT: THEY'VE JUST PASSED AUSTERITY MEASURES...
AND AS A RESULT, THE GLOBAL MARKETS ARE ALL UP-UP-UP!
NEXT UP: ITALY!
AND... ER, UM... WE NEED AUSTERITY MEASURES HERE, TOO.
TO GET THEM WE NEED TO ELECT MORE GOVERNORS LIKE CHRIS CHRISTIE AND A GOP CONGRESS THIS NOVEMBER.
Galaxies Like Grains of Sand in New Herschel ImagePRAISE THE LORD!
Written by Nancy Atkinson
Wow. Just wow. Each of the colored dots in this new image from the Herschel telescope is a galaxy containing billions of stars. These are distant luminous infrared galaxies, and appear as they did 10–12 billion years ago, packed together like grains of sand on a beach, forming large clusters of galaxies by the force of their mutual gravity.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
- IN HIS 8 YEARS, BUSH PLAYED LESS GOLF THAN OBAMA HAS IN 16 MONTHS.
- 35 DAYS AFTER KATRINA, BUSH HAD VISITED THE GULF COAST MORE THAN TEN TIMES THAN OBAMA HAS INTH FIRST 35 AFTER THE BP OIL LEAK.
- IN HIS 1ST 16 MONTHS, BUSH HELD MORE FULL PRESSERS AND MORE Q&A'S WITH THE MSM THAN OBAMA HAS.
- BUSH HAD ALLOWED FEWER ATTACKS IN THE SEVEN YEARS AFTER 9/11 THAN OBAMA HAS ALLOWED IN HIS FIRST YEAR AND A HALF.
- IN HIS FIRST 16 MONTHS, BUSH RAISED MORE MONEY THAN OBAMA HAS IN HIS FIRST 16 MONTHS.
WHICH WILL BE FITTING AND PROPER.
@markknoller So far, Pres. Obama has raised $47-milion since taking office. At same point in presidency, GWB had raised $110-million. 5/25 10:47 A.M. -OBAMA = EPIC FAIL.
BTW: DUBYA HAD TEN TIMES AS MANY Q&A'S WITH THE MEDIA AT THIS POINT IN TIME, TOO. AND PLAYED LESS GOLF. AND HAD VISITED THE GULF COAST MORE 35 DAYS OUT FROM KATRINA THAN OBAMA HAS VISITED THE GULF COAST SINCE THE BP OIL LEAK.
BY SUPPORTING MEXICO AGAINST THE USA AND ARIZONA, 7 ARIZONA STATE LEGISLATORS HAVE VIOLATED THEIR OATH OF OFFICE
(El Semanario via Google Translate):THE THIS:
NOGALES, May 25, 2010 .- To reverse the effects of SB-1070, legislators in Mexico and the U.S. (EU) have agreed to submit an appeal to the Interamerican Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), since this initiative criminalises migration with racial profiling in the state of Arizona.
HERE ARE ARE THE SEDITIOUS SEVEN:
Update: It looks to me like this action may have violated the oath of office required of all elected officials in AZ.
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution and laws of the State of Arizona, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same and defend them against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of the office of ______________ according to the best of my ability, so help me God (or so I do affirm).
- Amanda Aguirre
- Linda Brown
- Linda Lopez
- Manuel “Manny” Alvarez
- Manny Ruiz,
- Martin Porchas
- Rick Flores
- Rudy Molera
I THINK THE GOVERNOR OUGHT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
AT THE VERY LEAST THEY SHOULD BE IMPEACHED.
VIA HOT AIR.
A drama on the high seas is brewing in the Mediterranean as a Turkish government-backed flotilla, laden with various goods and carrying hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists, is attempting to reach Gaza’s shores in the next few days to deliver what its members say is much needed humanitarian aid to the Hamas-controlled strip.THE THE ESS HITS THE EFF.
Israel’s Navy said it would prevent the flotilla from entering Gaza and, if necessary, board the eight boats and arrest the activists. Nevertheless, government spokesmen say the cargo, estimated at $20 million worth of material, would then be delivered to Gaza from Israel, but only after undergoing inspection to assure it includes no terror-related items.
The drama, which is expected to further heighten the already tense relations between Ankara and Jerusalem, will peak Friday, when the boats, loaded with 800 activists, mostly from Turkey, Europe, and Israel, will set sail from Cyprus toward Gaza. Earlier today, military spokesmen publicly detailed plans to bar their entry into Israeli controlled waters.Activists, including a handful of Americans, have been just as adamant that they will not obey the Navy’s orders to turn around.
- IF SHOTS ARE FIRED, THEN WILL THE TURKISH NAVY ATTACK ISRAEL?
- AND IF THEY DO, THEN WILL TURKEY INVOKE NATO ARTICLE 5?
- ARTICLE 5:
(WE ARE USING ARTICLE 5 TO GET NATO TO HELP US IN AFGHANISTAN.)
The Parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all and consequently they agree that, if such an armed attack occurs, each of them, in exercise of the right of individual or collective self-defence recognised by Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations, will assist the Party or Parties so attacked by taking forthwith, individually and in concert with the other Parties, such action as it deems necessary, including the use of armed force, to restore and maintain the security of the North Atlantic area.
Any such armed attack and all measures taken as a result thereof shall immediately be reported to the Security Council. Such measures shall be terminated when the Security Council has taken the measures necessary to restore and maintain international peace and security .
- AND IF TURKEY DOES, THEN WILL OBAMA JOIN THEM AND ATTACK ISRAEL AS THE NATO TREATY REQUIRES?
AND IT MAKES ME WONDER:
- WAS NOKO'S ATTACK ON THE SOUTH KOREAN SHIP MERELY A PROBE BY THE AXIS OF EVIL (IRAN, SYRIA, NOKO AND NOW TURKEY) TO TEST WHETHER OBAMA WOULD REACT KINETICALLY?
- OBAMA DID NOT, AND SO THE AXIS OF EVIL HAS BEEN EMBOLDENED - ON ALL FRONTS
- NO SURPRISE: APPEASEMENT ALWAYS INVITES MORE AGGRESSION.
- AS A RESULT OF OBAMA'S APPEASEMENT, WE ARE LESS SAFE - US AND OUR ALLIES.
- EITHER OBAMA IS UNBELIEVABLY DUMB OR ACTUALLY WANTS THE USA AND THE WEST TO LOSE.
- EITHER WAY: SAME RESULT.
You can't make this stuff up.
From the London Times:
The world is becoming so overpopulated that nature will one day wreak its revenge, claims Jeremy Irons, the actor.The man is completely clueless. Listening to him talk about "sustainability" is like listening to Liz Taylor give marriage advice.
Launching himself as a green campaigner, Irons has revealed plans to make a documentary about sustainability and waste disposal, likening himself to Michael Moore, the controversial film maker, although “not as silly”.
The increasing global population would put an intolerable strain on the world’s resources, Irons said, and the gulf between developing countries and westerners living a bountiful “pie-in-the-sky” existence must be addressed.
“One always returns to the fact that there are just too many of us, the population continues to rise and it’s unsustainable,” he said in an interview with The Sunday Times. “I think we have to find ways where we’re not having to scrap our effluent junk and are a really sustainable planet.”
Irons, who owns seven houses, including a pink castle in Co Cork, Ireland, believes a new economic vision is needed in the wake of the global financial crisis. “We are facing an economic revolution,” he said. “I don’t think things can ever be the same again. The next generation will have to think laterally and find ways to cope with this.”
He dismissed the idea that a recovery in consumption would help Britain out of recession: “You walk down the high street and it’s just clothes, clothes, clothes. How many clothes do people need? We’re on a hiding to nothing with that.
“We’ve always known the City was a bubble. We can’t continue to divide the world between people who live a pie-in-the-sky life and people who are starving.”
Or, better yet, it's like listening to Charles Manson talk about how to get along with people.
Reliapundit comments: SUSTAINABILITY = STEALTH SOCIALISM = MAKING US ALL EQUAL BY MAKING US ALL POOR AND DEPENDENT ON THE STATE
QUOTE OF THE DAY!: CONGRESSMAN TO OBAMA: "WE NEED A QUARTERBACK ON THE FIELD, NOT A COMMENTATOR UP IN THE BOOTH!"
- A REAL PRESIDENT DOESN'T POINT FINGERS; HE LEADS.
- BESIDES: IT'S THE LAW!
MORE PROOF THE TIDE HAS TURNED AND AN ANTI-OBAMA TSUNAMI IS COMING: CHABOT LEADS; ROSSI WITHIN REACH
- IN THE MID-WEST: CHABOT - WHO LOST HIS SEAT IN THE OBAMA ELECTION, NOW - IN HIS ATTEMPT TO RETAKE HIS SEAT - LEADS BY 14%!
- IN THE NORTHEAST: SCOTT BOWN WON "TEDDY'S SEAT". CHRIS CHRISTIE DEFEATED CORZINE.
- IN THE WEST: REID IS ON TROUBLE. SO IS BOXER. AND POIZNER IS GIVING WHITMAN A RUN FOR HER MONEY.
- IN THE PACIFIC: DJOU WON A HOUSE SEAT - HAWAII'S FIRST GOP REP IN 20 YEARS!
- IN THE SOUTH: RAND PAUL WON; RICK PERRY BEAT HUTCHINSON; GOP'ER MCDONNELL TOOK BACK THE GOVERNOR'S MANSION IN VIRGINA.
WITH THIS TONE DEAF WHITE HOUSE, A DESTABILIZING INTERNATIONAL SCENE, AND A CRAPPY ECONOMY (THAT WON'T REBOUND BEFORE NOVEMBER) - THIS BACKLASH WILL ONLY GROW.
THE TEA PARTY AND THOSE SYMPATHETIC TO THE TEA PARTY'S CALL FOR SMALLER GOVERNMENT AND LESS TAXES WILL DEMOLISH OBAMA AND THE DEMS THIS NOVEMBER.
WE ARE GOING TO SEE THE BIGGEST THRASHING ANY POLITICAL HAS EVER GOTTEN IN ALL OF AMERICAN HISTORY.
DURBIN, RENDELL AND ALL 7 GOP SENATORS ON THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WANT SESTAK AND THE WHITE HOUSE TO COME CLEAN
SOMETHING WE CALLED FOR IN MARCH.
FULL ROUND UP HERE.
Beinart suggests a great burden to bear in becoming an Israel critic:
"The hardest thing I've ever written," he said in announcing his essay on his Twitter feed.
As the astonishingly polite reaction to his article over the past week has demonstrated [ER, UM... NOT AT THIS BLOG!], there are few postures today from which it is more comfortable and advantageous to call out one’s anguish and concern than as a Jewish critic of Israel.... How hard it must be for Beinart to ally with his employer, the New America Foundation, and
- Americans for Peace Now,
- the Israel Policy Forum,
- the New York Review of Books,
- the Nation magazine,
- the New York Times editorial and op-ed pages,
- Time magazine,
- the American Conservative,
- the American Prospect,
- Mother Jones,
- the entirety of the British and European media,
- Human Rights Watch,
- Amnesty International,
- J Street,
- J Call,
- the New Israel Fund,
- Richard Goldstone,
- the UN Human Rights Council,
- the UN General Assembly,
- the European Union,
- the British Foreign Office,
- the European Council,
- scores of NGOs,
- Walt and Mearsheimer,
- Tom Segev,
- Avi Shlaim,
- Tony Judt,
- Tel Aviv University,
- every Middle East Studies department,
- George Soros [HIS BOSS AND A NAZI COLABORATOR!],
- the Ford Foundation,
- Brent Scowcroft,
- Zbigniew Brzezinski,
- Jimmy Carter,
- Andrew Sullivan,
- Noam Chomsky,
- Mondoweiss, and ... well, you get the picture.
The sad truth is that Peter Beinart isn't any kind of trailblazer or whistleblower, and he most certainly has not earned himself any trouble by coming out as an Israel-basher.
He is someone who has rather belatedly fallen completely and predictably into line with the demands his ideological compatriots make for orthodoxy when it comes to their increasingly passionate interest in assaulting Israel and championing the Palestinian cause.
In Beinart’s work, we are not witnessing an act of courage but rather a spectacle of conformity.
CONFORMITY TO THE PARTY-LINE. THE POSTMODERN LEFTIST ANTI-SEMITIC ANTI-ZIONIST - BASICALLY ANTI-AMERICAN LINE.
- FIRST, HOLDING ISRAEL TO A SEPARATE STANDARD THAN ALL OTHER NATIONS.
- SECOND, MIS-ANALYZING THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFICT AS A REGIONAL AND TERRITORIAL CONFLICT WHICH CAN BE SOLVED IF ISRAEL WOULD ONLY GIVE UP LAND, WHEN IT IS IN FACT MERELY ONE FRONT IN A GLOBAL IDEOLOGICAL AND RELIGIOUS CONFLICT BETWEEN JIHADISM AND THE WEST.
- THIRD, THEY ALL BELIEVE THAT APPEASEMENT WORKS WELL - WHEN IN FACT ONLY ALWAYS ENCOURAGES MORE AGGRESSION BECAUSE IT REWARDS AGGRESSION.
THIS IS ALWAYS A RECIPE FOR FAILURE.
AND WE ARE SEEING IT PLAY OUT NOW ON THE GLOBAL STAGE:
- IRAN'S NUKE PROGRAM IS UNBRIDLED,
- NORTH KOREA ATTACKS THE SOUTH AT WILL,
- THE TALIBAN ARE UNCHECKED,
- CHINA WON'T PLAY BALL WITH THE YUAN,
- OPEC WON'T CUT THE PRICE OF OIL; AND SO ON.
I WISH LEFTISTS WOULD.
Lydia McGrew at What's Wrong with the World is not sure just how accurate everything is that's told, but if her lawyers really did allow her parents anywhere near her...that was truly disgusting, and does not help her condition. Especially if they allow the parents any say in the surgery she's to get.
For now, we have to keep Rifqa in our prayers, and hope she makes it through her operations.
Greek officials say a horde of frogs has forced the closure of a key northern highway for two hours.
FROGS ARE A WELL-KNOWN PLAGUE:
Thessaloniki traffic police chief Giorgos Thanoglou says "millions" of the amphibians covered the tarmac Wednesday near the town of Langadas, some 12 miles east of Thessaloniki.
"There was a carpet of frogs," he said.
Authorities closed the highway after three car drivers skidded off the road trying to dodge the frogs. No human injuries were reported.
- frogs (Tsifardeah)
PERHAPS THE ALMIGHTY IS SAYING IT'S TIME FOR PEOPLE TO BE PAYING MORE ATTENTION TO THEIR EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL AND MORAL NET WORTH THAN THEIR MATERIAL NET WORTH?
Frogs are cold-blooded amphibians. They lay eggs and hatch into tadpoles in cold water. Frogs which lay eggs on land, also leave their eggs in cold, moist areas. Once the eggs are deposited, the eggs are left to hatch and grown on their own in a cold environment without parental protection and guidance.
When Yesod becomes corrupt, it's believed that people become like frogs – distant, detached, cold and apathetic. Like the frogs who swarmed Egypt, the weak foundation and the cold intimacy spreads rapidly and can quickly infest an entire society. Genuine emotional intimacy turns cold and distant – the Shekhinah is unable to bond with Tiferot, mothers are unable to bond with their children, husbands are unable to bond with their wives, and others are unable to bond with society and the world around them.
The cold intimacy created by corruption of Yesod, creates a foundation which is weak and vulnerable, ready to collapse instantly. Without the foundation of Yesod, society and future generations have the potential to become like the frogs that swarmed Egypt – uncaring, unprotective, apathetic cold-blooded amphibians.
UPDATE: IS A PLAGUE OF LOCUSTS COMNG?:
an expert on grasshopper suppression, says the threat assessment is based on the USDA's annual survey of adult grasshopper populations conducted each year in late summer.
High numbers recorded last summer were part of a natural buildup of grasshopper populations, Brown says.
Entomologist Jack Knight of the Nevada Department of Agriculture says grasshoppers can wipe out farm crops and decimate fields of native grasses that feed cattle.
HMMM... THE FIRST PLAGUE AGAINST PHARAOH WAS BLOOD.... MIGHT THE OIL IN THE GULF - WHICH IS RED-ORANGE - BE A STAND IN!?
Passover’s Eighth Plague – Arbeh, Locusts
The seventh plague ended when Pharaoh promised Moses he would let the Children of Israel go as a result of the severe thunder and hailstorm which destroyed everything in the fields. Moses left the city and prayed to G-d requesting the hailstorm to cease. The hail and thunder stopped but once again, Pharaoh refused to allow the people to go as he had promised.
Moses warned Pharaoh the eighth plague would come the following day if he did not allow them to leave. “Tomorrow I shall bring a locust-swarm into your border. It will cover the surface of the earth so that one will not be able to see the earth; and it will consume the remaining residue that was left to you by the hail, and it will consume all the trees that grow for you in the field. They will fill your houses, the houses of all your servants, and the houses of all Egypt, such as your fathers and your grandfathers have not seen from the day they came onto the earth until this day.” (Exodus 10:4-6)
Pharaoh’s servants feared the coming plague and pleaded with Pharaoh to allow the Children of Israel to leave as requested. Pharaoh told Moses and Aaron they could go and asked who else would be going. Moses replied it would be the men, women, children, elders, livestock and flocks as it was a festival and all must go to pray.
Pharaoh believed that if they all left they would not return and agreed to let only the men leave. Since the commandments were binding to all, this was unacceptable and in the morning the winds came carrying the locust-swarm. The locust swarm covered the entire land, causing the land to become dark. The locusts consumed anything that was left remaining after the hailstorm.
Rationalization and Justification of Evil Acts Leaves Society Void of Values and Morals
When Binah becomes corrupt, a person may become so open-minded that every act and deed is rationalized. A justification can be made for every wrongdoing and every destructive activity. Like the locusts which left the land bare and void, corruption of Binah leaves the mind void of morals and values.
Open-mindedness, justification and rationalization are necessary in order to understand life and the world around. However, when Binah becomes corrupted, people begin to rationalize every evil act and justify bad habits and destructive lifestyles.
When the actions of serial killers are justified by having neglectful parents; rapists are justified by having experienced passed abuse; prostitution is justified by the need for many; heroin and alcoholism are justified by a bad economy and the lack of available work – this is Binah in its corrupt form.
A society consisting of over-justification in which every act is rationalized and justified, quickly becomes desolate – empty, bare and void of the morals, values and ethical standards that hold the society and its people together.
AND IS THIS THE STAND IN FOR LICE? BED BUGS HAVE BECOME AN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PROBLEM, AKA PLAGUE.
MEANING OF THE PLAGUE OF LICE:
Passover’s Third Plague – Kinim, Lice
When frogs swarmed the land of Egypt in the second plague, Pharaoh’s magicians once again recreated the event through magic. Even so, Pharaoh became scared and asked Moses to pray to G-d asking Him to remove the croaking, slimy, cold frogs. Pharaoh promised he would let the Children of Israel go and Moses prayed asking G-d to eliminate the plague.
G-d responded to Moses’ pleading and assured the frogs would disappear and remain only in the River. The frogs died and were removed from the homes, fields and courtyards, however Pharaoh broke his promise now that the frogs were no longer a threat.
Through Moses, G-d commanded Aaron to strike the dust of the land with his staff, causing the dust to turn to lice, the third plague brought upon the Egyptians. “So they did: Aaron stretched out his hand with his staff and struck the dust of the land, and the lice-infestation was on man and beast; all the dust of the land became lice, throughout the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 8:13)
The lice were so small that Pharaoh’s magicians had no power over them. They could not recreate the event with their incantations and they could not remove the lice due to their size. The tiny bugs infested every Egyptian and all the Egyptians animals.
Unhealthy Submission Turns Life into Energy Sucking Lice
Devotion and dedication are necessary to accomplish life’s goals. Submission allows mistakes to be admitted and the ability to humbly learn throughout life. Both of these great attributes have the potential to also become highly destructive to life and the soul.
Destructive dedication and devotion comes when the body and soul become so absorbed in the activity or event that everything and everyone else in life is forgotten far into the background. Nothing else matters, nothing is relevant, except the task at hand. Dedication and devotion allow a person to continue forward towards a goal and provides the determination needed to overcome obstacles.
When dedication and devotion are so over-consumed that nothing can stand in the way of reaching a goal, when it used to trample over, pester or irritate others, it becomes destructive dedication, destroying the soul of self and of others.
Unhealthy submission is just as destructive. A person who is overly submissive begins to find life dull and meaningless. They tend to think of themselves and their life as worthless, much as the worthless dust of the ground. The dust then turns to lice, pestering and demoralizing everything in life, leading to depression.
Just as the dust turned to lice and the lice infested every Egyptian and animal, so too does destructive dedication and unhealthy submission (dust) turn to depression (lice). The body and soul becomes infested with small lice, depriving the person of energy and a fulfilling life. According to Yoself Y. Jacobson, “The holy Rabbi Aaron of Karlin put it in these words: “Depression is not a sin; yet what depression does, no sin can do.””
REPEAT: Our War-time president is skipping memorial Day ceremonies.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
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Christina Aguilera and Bono’s band, U2, both Live Nation acts, have changed their summer plans abruptly, fueling speculation about the season’s concert sales.
... the loss of two prominent tours prompted a quick response from fans, gossipmongers and even Wall Street analysts.
AND THREE MUSLIM MEN FROM OUT OF STATE ARRESTED TRYING TO GET INTO HEINZ STADIUM IN PITTSBURGH....
MAYBE THEY WERE DOING RECON...
TIMES SQUARE AND THIS PROVES THE ENEMY REALLY DOES STILL WANNA DO MORE ATTACKS HERE.
Manu Raju / The Politico:THEY'RE SURPRISED CUZ THEY ALL THOUGHT OBAMA SAID HE WAS POST-PARTISAN.Obama, McCain clash at GOP lunch — President Barack Obama battled with Senate Republicans in a tense closed-door meeting Tuesday, facing tough criticism from his GOP adversaries — including John McCain — on issues ranging from health care to border security.Discussion:Steve Benen / Washington Monthly: PAT ROBERTS WANTS OBAMA TO BE LESS ‘SERIOUS’.... President Obama spoke …Allahpundit / Hot Air: Obama to deploy 1,200 National Guardsmen to the border
After closed-door talks, GOP senator calls Obama ‘thin-skinned’ — President Obama traveled to Capitol Hill on Tuesday for a rare meeting with Senate Republicans, but the 75-minute session yielded little progress on hot-button topics and left some senators with bruised feelings.Discussion:GottaLaff / The Political Carnival: Obama “needs to take a Valium before he comes in & talks to Republicans.Allahpundit / Hot Air: GOP senator on Obama: “He needs to take a Valium before he ... talks to Republicans”Laurie Kellman / Associated Press:AP sources: Obama, Corker clash in private meeting — WASHINGTON — Republican officials say President Barack Obama and Sen. Bob Corker clashed during a private meeting over whether anyone in either party was really trying to be bipartisan this election year.Discussion:Emily Rutherford / CampusProgress.org: Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Might Something Actually Happen?... Alexander Bolton / The Hill:Senator criticizes Obama's ‘audacity’ in using GOP as ‘props’ — A GOP senator ripped into President Barack Obama at a meeting on Capitol Hill Tuesday, telling him he had “audacity” coming in and using Republican lawmakers as “props.” — Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), the Democrats' partner …Charles Babington / Associated Press:
Obama gets an earful in clash with GOP senators20 minutes agoMichael D. Shear / Washington Post:
... Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Obama clashes with GOP, but promises to meet in the middleDiscussion:Melissa McEwan / Shakesville: Speaking of Bipartipoop... Obama's afternoon tea with Senate …
Republican calls Obama meeting 'wasted opportunity10 minutes ago
HE SAID PISSED PARTISAN!
AS IN HE'S PISSED OFF AND PARTISAN!
- ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL OBAMA WAS MADE TO SEEM EVEN-TEMPERED AND UNFLAPPABLE.
- THIS MADE HIM ATTRACTIVE TO SOME -
- ESPECIALLY COMPARED TO THE FIERY AND MERCURIAL MCCAIN.
- IT TURNS OUT THAT OBAMA'S COOL TEMPERAMENT WAS AS PHONY AS HIS CENTRISM AND TELEPROMPTER-LESS SPEAKING ABILITY.
AND HE'S A LOT LIKE HIS ANGRY AMERICA-HATING WIFE, MICHELLE.