"ALL CAPS IN DEFENSE OF LIBERTY IS NO VICE."
Saturday, October 09, 2010
VIDEO: EDL LEADER ROBINSON TELLING LIKE IT IS
THE ARAB LEAGUE MEETS IN LIBYA AND BACKS FATAH
There's not one real democracy in all of Arabia. No place are women free - or non-Muslims equal. Relying on them for anything substantial is a mistake. It's a good thing for Iran that they hate Jews more than Persians -- which is another reason Iranians use their stooges in Hamas and Hizballah and in Syria and exploit the "Zionist Entity": to keep the Arabs occupied.
I think the only hope for Arabia is if were to be reconquered by Christendom. YES: re-conquered: north Africa was Christian for a millennium before being overrun by jihad. To everyone's detriment.
SLURPEES AND THE GOP: OBAMA'S INSIDE JOKE - or slurpees versus kool-aid
SOME FOLKS THINK HE USES "SLURPEE-SIPPER" AS LIBERAL CODE FOR "REDNECK"/RACIST BECAUSE NO LIBERAL IN GOOD-STANDING WOULD EVER BE CAUGHT DEAD IN A 7-ELEVEN.
BUT I THINK ITS' BECAUSE IT'S A DIRTY URBAN SLANG SLUR - (AND I THINK THIS WHY OBAMA SMIRKS EVERY MTIME HE TELLS THE STORY).
BUT MAYBE IT'S TO COUNTER THE FACT THAT OBAMA'S SUPPORTERS ARE KOOL-AID DRINKERS.
"MEIN KAMPF" MEANS "MY JIHAD"
RICH LIBS HAVE NO PROBLEM PAYING ACCOUNTANTS TO MAKE SURE THEY PAY AS LITTLE TAXES AS POSSIBLE
Yet they oppose tax cuts for all and oppose GOP candidates who favor lower taxes for everyone.
There as bad as RINOS.
52 ROUNDS OF GOLF AND COUNTING: 200,000 PEOPLE HAVE LOST THEIR JOBS FOR EACH ROUND OBAMA HAS PLAYED
... BLAMING BUSH.
HMMM.... THAT'S TWICE AS MANY ROUNDS OF GOLF THAN SLURPEE ATTACKS ON THE GOP.
TONY BLAIR WON'T LET GO OF HIS ANTI-ISRAEL BIAS
The former prime minister said that there had been a failure to challenge the ‘narrative’ that Islam was oppressed by the West which was fuelling extremism around the world.Now granted, there's a good point to be made here about how the west's appeasement has only encouraged Islamofascism's increase. And he also made a worthy note about Iran:
He said too many people accepted the extremists’ analysis that the military actions taken by the West following the 9/11 attacks were directed at countries because they were Muslim and that it supported Israel because Israelis were Jews while Palestinians were Muslims. ‘We should wake up to the absurdity of our surprise at the prevalence of this extremism,’ Mr Blair said.
’Look at the funds it receives. Examine the education systems that succour it. And then measure, over the years, the paucity of our counter-attack in the name of peaceful co-existence. We have been outspent, outmanoeuvred and out-strategised.’
[...] Mr Blair warned that it was impossible to defeat extremism ’without defeating the narrative that nurtures it’. Moderate Muslims who believed in co-existence and tolerance were, he said, being undermined by the unwillingness of the West to take on the extremists’ arguments.
‘We think if we sympathise with the narrative -- that essentially this extremism has arisen as a result, partly, of our actions -- we meet it halfway, we help the modernisers to be more persuasive,’ he said.
’We don't. We indulge it and we weaken them. Worse, a reaction springs up amongst our people that we are pandering to this narrative and they start to resent Muslims as a whole.’
‘Go and read the speech of Iran's president to the United Nations just days ago here in New York, and tell me that is someone you want with a nuclear bomb,’ he said.No way! Tyrants like Ahmedinejad are not someone anybody with common sense wants possessing a nuclear weapon.
Unfortunately, Blair then proceeded to throw all that away by repeating a canard he coughed out years ago when he was in office:
He emphasised that the achievement of a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians would remove ‘much of the poison which the extremists use’.All this without even once considering that Fatah and Hamas are themselves Islamofascist extremists in the worst ways possible, who refuse to accept Israel's existence, and who, just like many other Muslims across the world, also condone anti-Americanism and jihad against non-Muslims. As Melanie Phillips notes, Ayman Zawahiri of al Qaeda said in April 2008:
‘We promise our Muslim brothers that we will do the best we can to harm Jews in Israel and the world over, with Allah's help and according to his command,’And sheik Ahmed abu Halabaya said in 2000, following the lynch-murder of 2 Israeli soldiers:
‘The Jews are the Jews. Whether Labor or Likud the Jews are Jews. They do not have any moderates or any advocates of peace. They are all liars. They all want to distort truth, but we are in possession of the truth...They are the terrorists. They are the ones who must be butchered and killed, as Allah the Almighty said: “Fight them: Allah will torture them at your hands, and will humiliate them and will help you to overcome them, and will relieve the minds of the believers.’Tony Blair's ignorance of these very horrific items - to say nothing of his fixation upon the utterly stupid notion that a "peace settlement" will solve everything, is exactly why Islamofascism will not be defeated, not in Israel, not in Europe, not even in America. All he's doing is encouraging more anti-Israelism by practically suggesting that Israel's existence is the reason for Islamofascism. No wonder his own country, no matter their opinions on Israel, won't take him seriously.
THE COMING POLAR SHIFT TO THE GOP
IT AIN'T GONNA BE NO TSUNAMI; IT'S GONNA BE A POLAR SHIFT!
BILL MAHER PRAISES CHARLES MANSON'S GLOBAL WARMING POSITION
THE LEFTISTS AND JIHADISTS HAVE SO MUCH IN COMMON ON SO MANY ISSUES BECAUSE THEY ARE BOTH STATISTS:
(Newsbusters) — Maher read the quote from bin Laden, which suggested the industrialized nations were at fault for the recent flooding in Pakistan.
“And his quote – show it there, he said, ‘Speaking about climate change is not a matter of intellectual luxury,’” Maher said, reading bin Laden’s quote. “‘The phenomenon is an actual fact. All the industrialized countries, especially the big ones, bear the responsibility for testimony global warming crisis.’”
And based on that statement, Maher determined bin Laden was worthy of praise because they agreed on an issue that Maher’s political opponents haven’t bought into.
“Well, I guess my question is, how come a guy in a cave gets it better than every Republican voting for the Senate?” Maher said.
That statement received applause from the “Real Time” in-studio audience, but later in the segment, Maher suggested bin Laden was speaking out in goodwill to draw attention to this crisis in Pakistan because it really didn’t get a lot of coverage in the media.
- AND THEY ARE BOTH STATISTS BECAUSE THEY ARE BOTH UTOPIANIST IDEOLOGIES,
- AND BELIEVE FERVENTLY THAT THEIR IDEOLOGY CAN BRING ABOUT UTOPIA
- -- AND THAT THEREFORE THEY NEED A STRONG STATE TO OPPRESS ANYONE AND EVERYONE THAT STANDS BETWEEN THE CURRENT MESS AND THE UTOPIA THEY CAN BRING INTO THE WORLD.
- THAT'S WHY THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THE GENOCIDAL TYRANTS:
- WHEN YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN MAKE THE WORLD PERFECT BY UNILATERALLY MAKING THE RULES
- AND BY ERADICATING EVERYONE WHO GETS IN THE WAY,
- YOU ACTUALLY TRY TO GET RID OF EVERYONE IN THE WAY.
AND ANOTHER THING:
- BILL MAHER IS A POSTMODERN LEFTIST UTOPIANIST, ERGO: MAHER AND BIN LADEN ARE IDEOLOGICAL ALLIES.
- BILL MAHER'S HUMOR IS POSTMODERNIST TOO: IT'S ALL SARCASM AND CYNICISM WHICH PUTS DOWN THE WEST: OUR RELIGIONS, OUR FREE MARKETS, OUR INDUSTRIALISM.
- BIN LADEN SHARES THIS HATRED OF THE WEST TOO.
OBAMA GETS ARAB LEAGUE'S APPROVAL TO SCREW ISRAEL AFTER THE ELECTION AND DURING THE LAME DUCK SESSION
SIRTE, Libya:WHAT WILL ONE EXTRA MONTH DO!?
The United States pledged to keep working to rescue Middle East peace talks after Arab ministers gave it one month from Friday to secure a change of heart from Israel over Jewish settlement building.
The ministers, meeting in Sirte, Libya, made it clear that the direct talks with the Palestinians relaunched just last month would collapse if Israel did not halt settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank.
The Arab League Follow-up Committee said it would meet “in a month to review the alternatives proposed by [Palestinian President Mahmud] Abbas to determine the necessary steps to be taken on this.”
The committee, which groups 13 foreign ministers, urged Washington to pursue efforts in the meantime to stop Israeli settlement activity.
It added that it “supports the position of the Palestinian president calling for a total cessation of settlement to allow the resumption of direct negotiations.”
The Palestinian leader’s spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeina, said the statement “offers huge support for the position of President Abbas.
“The committee will convene again in a month to study the alternatives.
GIVE OBAMA COVER:
Obama wouldn't dare twist Israel's arm, before the election, But after the election - and before the new Congress is sworn in - he will: Obama will side with the EU and the Arabs and against Israel and demand that Israel stop ALL construction or face sanctions.
His mentors Ayers and Wright and his longtime personal pal Rashid Khalidi and his ol' neighbor Louis Farrakhan will also be happy: IOW: ALL Jews should've expected this.
REUTERS: SCIENTISTS LOOKING FOR BIGFOOT IN CHINA
A group of Chinese scientists and explorers is looking for international help to mount a new search for the country's answer to Bigfoot, known locally as the "Yeren," or "wild man."THESE SCIENTISTS WOULD SAVE TIME IF THEY JUST LOOKED IN DC:
Over the years, more than 400 people have claimed sightings of the half-man, half-ape Yeren in a remote, mountainous area of the central province of Hubei, state news agency Xinhua said on Saturday.
Expeditions in the 1970s and 1980s yielded hair, a footprint, excrement and a sleeping nest suspected of belonging to the Yeren, but there has been no conclusive proof, the report added.
Witnesses describe a creature that walks upright, is more than 2 metres (6 ft 7 in) tall and with grey, red or black hair all over its body, Xinhua said.
UPDATE: A READER EMAILS ME: "THEY'RE LOOKING FOR A BIGFOOT, NOT A BIGASS!"
US SexOffenders Tracking System Goes Down!
2 million records became unavailable.
This sort of thing started happening in the UK as soon as New Liebour came to power in 1997.
Laptops and discs were left on trains and cars, containing lists of armed forces personnel and their addresses, hospital records of millions of people, bank details with social security numbers.
If terrorists are working within government departments, or as train drivers, advisers to MPs, this is just another possibility for causing fear and chaos.
Found at Atlas Shrugs comments:
"We will build our Victory Mosque - on top of your grave!"?
From: Malik Bawwab
Date: Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 2:44 PM
Subject: Coalition to Honor Ground Zero
Contact: We Own You!!!
To: Webmaster From: Malik Bawwab email@example.com
Message: My name is Malik Bawwab and I am an Arab Muslim! And we will build our Victory Mosque wherever we want to build it! And there is nothing any of you damn infidels can do about it! We will even build it on top of your grave! You can cry all you want and complain like little babies, but WE OWN YOU!!! And all my Arab brothers and sisters spit on your grave!!! Sent from (ip address): 188.8.131.52
Belgistan: the new nazi state!
I hope these nauseating people meet the "crocodile" SOON!!
I agree that PB16 has been a big disappointment since Regensberg - but mostly by being absent, not through active collusion or deliberate appeasement. The end result is the same.
Friday, October 08, 2010
YOU CAN'T SPELL "LIBERTY" WITHOUT A TEA
PASSING THE 2000 PAGE OBAMACARE BILL WAS WHAT DESTROYED OBAMA
Obama pulled out all the stops to pass his "healthcare reform." Twisted arms, lied. Refused to do a little at a time.
The power grab exposed Obama to independents. And they cannot ever be won back.
Had he focused on jobs and increasing competitiveness the Dems might be sitting pretty now.
But he and Rahm and Pelosi and Reid thought that passing Obamacare would make Obama look powerful and transformational.
Instead, they've come off looking like thugs, bullies, know-it-alls - and socialists.
Which is what they truly are.
There's nothing like pitched battle to expose people for what they truly are.
This November we give give them all what they truly deserve.
SEC DEF GATES: "OBAMA'S NEW NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR IS A DISASTER"
EXCEPT FOR GATES -- WHO IS JUST SO-SO -- OBAMA'S ADMINISTRATION SUCKS, AND IS GETTING WORSE.
MORE PROOF THAT FATAH REALLY WANTS TO START A THIRD INTIFADA
THIS IS A PLANNED EVENT BY FATAH:
Two Arab children from the Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem were injured after they were hit by a car driven by Elad director David Be’eri. Be’eri, head of a group that advocates for Jewish families to live in the predominantly Arab neighborhood, claimed that the youths were throwing rocks at his car and he hit them accidentally in an attempt to flee from the area.
“His car was surrounded with tens of people with rocks,” Elad spokesman Udi Ragones told the Jerusalem Post. “When they started throwing them, and he hit them when he tried to flee from the area. It seems that they were lying in wait and the ambush was planned with rocks, it may have even been a lynch situation. He felt his life was in danger.”
THEY DECIDED TO RE-START TALK 9 MONTHS INTO THE FREEZE ONLY IN ORDER GUARANTEE AN EXCUSE TO WITHDRAW FROM TALKS START AN INTIFADA THAT THEY - AND OBAMA- COULD BLAME ON BIBI AND ISRAEL AND THE JOOOOOOOZE.
I WON'T BE SURPRISED WHEN ONE OF THESE KIDS IS MYSTERIOUSLY REPORTED TO HAVE DIED AS A RESULT OF HIS INJURIES IN AN ATTEMPT TO CREATE ANOTHER AL DURA AFFAIR, THE EVENT THAT FATAH USED TO EXCUSE THE SECOND INTIFADA.
THE PEACE PROCESS IS A SHAM BECAUSE THE ARABS DO NOT WANT PEACE; THE ARABS WANT TO DEMOLISH THE STATE OF ISRAEL.
Danes Persecuted by muslims in their own country, Government does nothing.
UN TROOPS NOT NEUTRAL IN LEBANON
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE ISRAELI STATE
Netanyahu said on Wednesday that he would ask his ministers to debate and approve an amendment to the Citizenship Act, which would require anyone aspiring to become an Israeli citizen to pledge their allegiance not only to Israel, but to a Jewish democratic Israel. This amendment is similar to the one previously proposed by both Justice Minister Yaakov Ne’eman and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who has advocated a loyalty oath to the Jewish state for all Israelis, including Arab citizens.Let's hope it won't be to Labor's benefit, but you never know. What this does suggest however, is that Labor doesn't have very high respect for America's requirements along the same lines, demanding that potential citizens pledge allegiance to Old Glory and the USA. They clearly also don't want to protect the country against immigrants with less than flattering ideas of what to do in this place. And they clearly are asking to be voted down to half their current size.
Rotem expressed his regret that members of the Labor Party, such as MK Avishay Braverman who called the idea “an infuriating, irresponsible decision which will only fuel the fires of delegitimization against Israel worldwide,” are opposed to the amendment.
“They knew about this clause in the coalition agreement and they did not object,” said Rotem. “It was convenient for them to take on their respective roles [in the government] and now they shout [about the Citizenship Act]. It’s not a matter of right and left, this law is meant to protect Israel as a Jewish State. The Labor ministers must have seen the polls that are predicting six seats for their party, and they thought it would benefit them if they resist the law.”
Thursday, October 07, 2010
OBAMA & AXELROD: THEN AND NOW
AWESOME NEW PHOTOS OF OUTER SPACE
NATE SILVER: "G.O.P. Senate Odds Improve"
Democrats are on the verge of locking up several Senate races in the Northeast, including one in Connecticut that some analysts had considered a toss-up. But Republicans have gained ground overall in this week’s Senate forecast by virtue of improved polling in Nevada and West Virginia. Their odds of taking over the Senate on Nov. 2 have now improved to 24 percent — up from 22 percent last week and 15 percent three weeks ago, according to the FiveThirtyEight forecast model.IMHO: THE GOP STILL HAS A CHANCE IN CONNECTICUT AND WASHINGTON.
... Eastern states, however — ordinarily solidly Democratic — were always something of the rainbow over the horizon for Republicans: states that might have been winnable if Democrats were to suffer losses of catastrophic proportions. But those states were not the most essential to their chances to taking over the Senate. Closer to the frontier, instead, are a set of six states — West Virginia, Nevada, Illinois, Washington, Colorado, and California — where Republican odds are notably stronger. Were Republicans to win five of the six states, they would claim control of the Senate...
AND MAYBE END UP WITH 52 SEATS.
MAYBE IT WILL END UP WITH 50-50 - AND THEN WE HAVE TO GET JOE LIEBERMAN AND/OR BEN NELSON TO SWITCH PARTIES.
BREAKING NEWS: UH-OH: MUSLIM SHRINE BOMBED IN PAKISTAN: 7 KILLED; SCORES INJURED!
ER, UM... THE MUSLIM SHRINE WAS BOMBED BY OTHER MUSLIMS?!?!?!?!!?
Pakistan’s main port city of Karachi on Thursday evening, killing at least seven others and wounding 65, officials and rescue workers said.NOT UNLIKE THE BOMBING OF THE GOLDEN MOSQUE BY OTHER MUSLIMS.
Pakistani women mourn the death of a child killed in an attack on the shrine Sufi Saint Abdullah Shah Ghazi.
It was the first ever attack on the shrine, to the Sufi saint Abdullah Shah Ghazi, and appeared to be an effort by hard-line militants in Pakistan to strike at the heart of Sufism, the moderate, more flexible blend of Islam practiced by most Pakistanis.
MUSLIMS HAVE KILLED MORE MUSLIMS THAN HAVE BEEN KILLED BY JEWS, CHRISTIANS AND HINDUS COMBINED.
IF ISLAM IS A RELIGION OF PEACE, THEN OBAMA IS A HASIDIC JEW.
EXIT QUESTION: GEE, I WONDER IF A KORAN GOT BURNT!? (LIKE I SHOULD GIVE A CRAP.)
Federal Court Rules Hamas-linked CAIR Must Answer To Fraud Charges.
"As it turns out, CAIR is America's largest Muslim criminal organization whose criminal activities know no bounds," David Yerushalmi,Jihadwatch.
OBAMA THREATENS HAND TO HAND COMBAT AGAINST GOP
In Answer To Your Question, He's Not Going To Move To The CenterI THINK THAT IF OBAMA DOESN'T MOVE TO THE CENTER, THAT THINGS WILL BE WORSE THAN HAND-TO-HAND.
Well, it's not like it's been all love and kisses, even when he had overwhelming majorities. As reported by The L.A. Times:Republican majority in Congress would mean "hand-to-hand combat" on Capitol Hill for the next two years, threatening policies Democrats have enacted to stabilize the economy, President Obama warned Wednesday.Waiting for the media to scream about the incitement to violence by warning of "hand-to-hand combat."
THERE'S A SAYING: NEVER BRING A KNIFE TO A GUN-FIGHT.
IN CHICAGO, THEY SAY, IF THEY HAVE KNIVES, THEN WE BRING GUNS.
BY THREATENING US NOW, OBAMA IS ESSENTIALLY BRINGING A KNIFE TO A GUN-FIGHT.
I THINK - IN A FIGURATIVE SENSE - THIS VIDEO IS WHAT THE CONSERVATIVES WILL DO THE LIBERALS, AND WHAT THE GOP CONTROLLED CONGRESS WILL DO TO THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS:
I POST THIS IN THE SAME SPIRIT AS OBAMA'S "HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT" COMMENT; I DO NOT MEAN IT LITERALLY. I AM NOT SUGGESTING THAT WHEN OBAMA DRAWS HIS KNIFE THAT JOHN BOEHNER OR ANYONE ELSE SHOOT HIM WITH HIS GUN.
I MEAN THAT WHEN THE LIBERALS DRAW THEIR FIGURATIVE SWORDS, WE SHALL DRAW OUR FIGURATIVE GUNS.
MAYBE OUR YOUNG GUNS.
POST-SCRIPT: THAT GUY IN THE CLIP REALLY DOES RESEMBLE OBAMA, DOESN'T HE!? AND JONES REMINDS ME OF BOEHNER. (IS IT THE TAN?)
A GOOD GUY WINS THE NOBEL FOR LIT: CONSERVATIVE MARIO VARGAS LLOSA
The Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, whose deeply political work vividly examines the perils of power and corruption in Latin America, won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday.WIKI:
Announcing the award in Stockholm, the Swedish Academy praised Mr. Vargas Llosa “for his cartography of the structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt and defeat.”
Mr. Vargas Llosa, 74, is one of the most celebrated writers of the Spanish-speaking world, frequently mentioned with his contemporary Gabríel Garcia Márquez, who won the literature Nobel in 1982, the last South American to do so. He has written more than 30 novels, plays and essays, including “The Feast of the Goat” and “The War of the End of the World.”
Like many Latin American authors, Vargas Llosa has been politically active throughout his career; over the course of his life, he has gradually moved from the political left towards the right. While he initially supported the Cuban revolutionary government of Fidel Castro, Vargas Llosa later became disenchanted. He ran for the Peruvian presidency in 1990 with the center-right Frente Democrático (FREDEMO) coalition, advocating neoliberal reforms. He has subsequently supported moderate conservative candidates.
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
NYTIMES: HIZBALLAH STRONGER THAN EVER
According to Hassan Nasrallah, the group’s leader, Hezbollah has increased its missile stocks to 40,000, compared with 13,000 during the 2006 war; Israeli defense officials do not dispute the estimate. (In 2006, Hezbollah fired about 4,000 missiles.)
Hezbollah rejoined Lebanon’s coalition government in 2008 as a full partner with veto power, a position of responsibility that many analysts say should discourage any thoughts of provoking a second destructive war with Israel. Yet, because of the party’s ties to Iran and its powerful militia, Hezbollah officials say they are ready to fight even if a war would do widespread damage.
There are other reasons that Hezbollah officials say they are feeling emboldened. Hezbollah’s patrons in Iran appear to have regained control after a year of internal challenges since the disputed June 2009 re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Officials say Hezbollah proved to its constituents that it could quickly rebuild from the last war, completing a lavish reconstruction project with hundreds of millions of dollars in financing from Iran and donors in the Persian Gulf. Polished 10-story apartment blocks, completed this year, line the center of Haret Hreik, the Beirut suburb almost uniformly reduced to rubble because it housed many of Hezbollah’s top institutions and leaders.
New asphalt roads, designed and paid for by Iran, connect the interior and border villages of southern Lebanon — all Hezbollah areas — to the main coastal highway.
And perhaps most importantly, Lebanese analysts said, Hezbollah’s role in the government has paved the way for tighter cooperation with Lebanese intelligence units, and Lebanese officials have reportedly arrested more than 100 people suspected of being Israeli spies in the past two years.
The renaissance in southern Lebanon is on full display in Aita al Shaab. Almost destroyed in 2006, it has been ostentatiously rebuilt, and its population has increased by about 30 percent from its prewar level, to 12,000 inhabitants.'
ALL THIS REARMING IS IN DIRECT VIOLATION OF BINDING UNSCR'S.
AND IT WAS DONE RIGHT UNDER THE NOSES OF THE UN "PEACE-KEEPERS"..
40000 MISSILES.40000 MISSILES.
AND HIZBALLAH HAS A VETO WITHIN THE LEBANESE GOVERNMENT - WHICH MEANS IRAN DOES.
WHICH IS WHY AHMADINEJAD REFERS TO THE LEBANESE BORDER WITH ISRAEL AD IRAN'S BORDER WITH ISRAEL.
THE UN IS NOT USELESS; IT'S WORSE' THE UN IS ON THE OTHER SIDE.
POST TITLE SWIPED FROM DOUG.
UPDATED: OBAMA'S FAILED FOREIGN POLICY IN A NUTSHELL: APOLOGIZES TO PAKISTAN EVEN AS OUR TANKERS GET ATTACKED TRANSITING THROUGH PAKISTAN
NYTIMES: U.S. Apologizes as Attacks in Pakistan Continue
Dozens of tanker trucks carrying fuel to Afghanistan for NATO troops were torched near Quetta in western Pakistan on Wednesday, the third major attack on supplies since Pakistan closed a border crossing to Afghanistan a week ago and the first at the only checkpoint that remained open.WE SHOULDN'T APOLOGIZE TO THE DOUBLE-DEALING PAKISTANIS.
The latest sabotage came as American officials for the first time offered an explicit apology to Pakistan over a shooting that led to the closing of the other border crossing, possibly laying the ground work for its reopening.
At least one person was killed in the Quetta torchings after three carloads of gunmen fired at the tankers and then burned them, the police said.
“According to eyewitnesses and initial reports some terrorists came on vehicles a few minutes before morning prayer and started firing and then burned some of the tankers,” said Hamid Shakeel, the deputy inspector general of the Quetta police.
About 40 tanker trucks were at the terminal, and about half were saved from the attack, Inspector Shakeel said.
Firefighters struggled to contain the blaze. Live television showed the fire raging hours after the attack.
“We don’t have foam to put out the fire,” the police official said.
Hours after the attack on the trucks at Quetta, Taliban militants claimed responsibility, according to reports on Pakistani television channels.
In a sign that the government was continuing to distance itself from the attacks, the police chief in Quetta, Malik Muhammad Iqbal said it was not the responsibility of the government to provide security for the convoys. In the past few days, senior police officers have said the safety of the trucks lay with the fleet owners who had signed contracts with NATO.
The standoff between the government and NATO continued on Wednesday with no definitive word from Pakistan about when the border at Torkham in the Khyber region would be reopened.
That crossing was closed last week in protest over NATO helicopter strikes against a mountainous border post at Khurram manned by Pakistani paramilitary soldiers.
But in a sign of possible movement, NATO’s International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan said a joint assessment with Pakistan showed that NATO helicopter crews had shot at Pakistani border forces in the Sept. 30 strikes, thinking that they were responding to enemy fire.
The statement was notable in that Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top commander, said, “We deeply regret this tragic loss of life and will continue to work with the Pakistan military and government to ensure this doesn’t happen again.”
An even more explicit apology was offered by the United States ambassador to Pakistan, Anne W. Patterson. “We extend our deepest apology to Pakistan and the families of the Frontier scouts who were killed and injured” Ms. Patterson said. “Pakistan’s brave security forces are our allies in a war that threatens both Pakistan and the U.S.”
THEY DON'T APOLOGIZE TO US FOR OUR LOSS OF LIFE, LIMBS AND TREASURE.
- WE SHOULD BE DEMANDING PAKISTAN GET CONTROL OF THE FATA REGION - AND IF THEY DON'T THEN JUST DECLARE IT A DE FACTO NO-MAN'S LANDS AND A FREE FIRE ZONE.
- EITHER THE REGION IS PART OF PAKISTAN AND THEY MUST CONTROL IT AND ERADICATE TERRORISTS FROM IT, OR WE USE THE 2001 AUMF TO DEMOLISH IT AND ERADICATE ALL LIFE WITHIN IT - DRONE IT TO KINGDOM COME.
- THERE'S NO GOOD REASON TO SEND OUR BEST SOLDIERS INTO A DANGEROUS REGION CLAIMED BY A DUPLICITOUS AND CORRUPT GOVERNMENT.
- NEITHER FDR OR TRUMAN APOLOGIZED FOR KILLING THE ENEMY OR THE INEVITABLE COLLATERAL DAMAGE THAT OCCURS IN WAR. WAR IS HELL.
UPDATE: THE APOLOGY DIDN'T WORK:
Pakistan said Thursday it has not decided when to reopen a key border crossing NATO uses to ship supplies to Afghanistan despite a U.S. apology for a helicopter attack that killed two Pakistani soldiers.
APPEASEMENT NEVER WORKS.
STEVE JOBS: PATENT THIEF OR INNOVATOR?
PERHAPS IT SHOULD BE RE-TITLED:IN THE MAIL: The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs: Insanely Different Principles for Breakthrough Success.
Posted at 11:00 am by Glenn Reynolds
Terrorism is a global network
EXECUTIVE ORDER POWER GRAB
...The Federal Government sat on the sidelines for more than five months as Gulf residents lost jobs, homes and self-respect as more and more became sick each day from the deadly toxin, Corexit. The toxin was illegally sprayed on residents, marshlands and habitats. The Administration didn’t act to save the residents, but now the administration is concerned over the ecosystems.The executive order is HERE.
[Yesterday's] Executive Order was similar to Executive Order 13366 issued on July 19 to sieze the Great Lakes for a similar purpose, to... ‘restore biological diversity…improve health of oceans, coastal and Great Lakes ecosystems and to support sustainable access to land.” The Great Lakes is overseen by the appointed Great Lakes Czar Cameron Davis, a former Chicago environmentalist.
Protection of residents in both Executive Orders seems to be lacking. Both are considered to be serious violations of property rights.
The Federal Government currently owns more than 30% of United States land and seems to be planning to take more....
Useless Eaters? Study Says Neurotic People Cost Society $22K Per Year
And, Reuters publishes the results.
And Yahoo deems the article as being worthy to post on it's front page.
NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) – Neurotic people aren't only making their own lives harder but they also cost society billions of dollars in health care spending and lost productivity every year, according to Dutch research.
Researchers from the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam analyzed the cost of being neurotic and found while the least neurotic individuals cost society less than $3,000 per year, the most neurotic people cost more than $22,000 a year.
Neuroticism -- a proclivity toward worry, anxiety and emotional ups and downs -- is considered to be a personality trait with genetic roots, and is strongly associated with several types of mental illness, including depression, anxiety and schizophrenia.
"We thought that economic costs would be a good way to assess the overall impact of neuroticism," researcher Dr. Pim Cuijpers told Reuters Health. "We were surprised that the impact was this large."
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
RAHM'S RUDE AWAKENING
RAHM'S ROUGH OPENING DAY: COMMUTERS BLOW HIM OFF -- MADE WELCOME-HOME VIDEO IN DC!RAHM GOT WHERE HE IS BECAUSE HE AS A RICH POWERFUL BROTHER IN HOLLYWOOD AND BECAUSE HE HAD THE BACKING OF THE MACHINE.
VIDEO: Dodges residency questions...
HIS ENTIRE SUCCESS HAD BEEN DUE TO THESE TWO THINGS.
HE IS NOT SMARTER THAN YOUR AVERAGE BEAR, OR NICER, OR MORE APPEALING.
- A CRUDE, RUDE AND REPULSIVE GUY, RAHM HAS MANAGED TO MAKE HIS PERSONA SO DISTASTEFUL THAT MOST PEOPLE WOULD IMAGINE THAT OF YOU LOOKED UP "WOULD SELLOUT HIS OWN MOTHER TO GET AHEAD" IN THE DICTIONARY YOU'D SEE A PICTURE OF HIM.
- NOW, HE'S FINDING OUT THAT - WHEN YOU'RE NOT THE MACHINE'S ANOINTED ONE, AND YOU'RE SEEN AS A BASTARD OUT FOR HIMSELF - BEING RICH AND CONNECTED IS NOT ENOUGH.
I THINK FAMOUS CHICAGOAN - AND TEA PARTY INVENTOR - RICK SANTELLI SHOULD RUN AGAINST RAHM. RICK WOULD DEMOLISH HIM.
DEATH PANELS, OBAMACARE, LIBERTARIANS AND TERRI SCHIAVO
Abortion is a right to many of these folks and so is state-assisted spouse-a-cide posing as suicide.
I felt the Schiavo decision was a horrible decision, and that in the absence of clear instructions from the patient the state shouldn't intervene especially on the side of an ex-spouse and against the family of the patient - and on the side of death.
I wrote, at the time, that many death-row murderers routinely get more due process than did Terri's family.
NOW, LOOKING BACK: I think that what happened was a precursor of healthcare rationing AKA "Obamacare Death Panels". And I think that probably many of these right-of -center libertarian who are opposed to Obamacare, and "death panels" (or more accurately, the inevitable rationing that comes with state0controlled healthcare) is a major reason why.
In the context of Obamacare, these right-of-center libertarians have no problem accepting that health decisions - especially end-of-life ones - should be made by the patient and her/his doctor and NOT the State. They understand clearly that the state shouldn't intervene and that it inevitably will intervene when its paying the bill.
I think the right-of-center libertarians should rethink their Schiavo positions. (REMINDER: The State wasn't paying the bill for Terri; the insurance companies were.)
In the absence of clear instructions the state should err on the side of life.
And keeping the State dirty stinking paws outside these decisions is a major reason to oppose a state takeover of the healthcare industry.
MORE HERE ON WHY FOLKS IN COMAS SHOULDN'T BE CONSIDERED DEAD AND KILLED.
WHO IS THE REAL SUPERMAN: THE GOVERNATOR AHNOLD OR CHRIS CHRISTIE
AHNOLD TURNED OUT TOE BE EXACTLY WHAT HE ALWAYS WAS: A MAKE BELIEVE HERO WHO COULDN'T CUT IT IN THE REAL WORLD.
MORE LIB BS FROM AHNOLD HERE.
HE TURNED OUT TO BE A WASTE.
MUSLIM MAN ARRESTED IN IDIA WITH A KILO OF URANIUM
REPORT: Man arrested in India with a kilo of uranium.ER, UM ... A MUSLIM MAN... WITH TIES TO AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN.
HOW DO YOU SAY DIRTY BOMB ON PASHTUN?
(IF ONE GOES OFF IN THE WEST I HOPE OBAMA AND NATO HAVE THE BALLS TO NUKE AFGHANISTAN AND THE FATA.)
DREAM TICKET: PALIN-MCMAHON 2012
THEIR HEADS WOULD EXPLODE...
AND WE COULD PICK UP ALL THE EMPTY SEATS!
MCMAHON IS REALLY VERY GOOD -WATCH HER HERE.
OBAMA READYING CLEVER ANTI-IMPEACHMENT STRATEGY: MAKING HILLARY THE VEEP
- BUT I THINK THIS IS A TRIAL BALLOON FOR DOING IT AFTER THE ELECTION.
- I THINK OBAMA FEELS THAT THIS WILL SCARE THE GOP AWAY FROM IMPEACHING HIM.
- THE TROUBLE IS, HE'S SO AWFUL THAT EVEN SHE'D BE AN IMPROVEMENT!
100% of the 25 most crime-infested neighborhoods in the USA are longtime Democrat controlled districts
IF YOU REALLY WANT TO LOWER CRIME, THEN VOTE GOP AND RESTORE HONOR TO AMERICA.
HUNDREDS OF TRAINED JIHADO-TERRORISTS IN EUROPE - ESPECIALLY GERMANY (WHERE 9/11 WAS PLANNED)
I THINK IT'S STILL IN THE WORKS, AND WILL BE SLOPPY AND BLOODY...
Hundreds of "dangerous Islamists radicals" are suspected to be based around Europe, counter-terrorism officials from Europe have said, amid warnings of a potential Al-Qaida attack on the continent.
"The number of dangerous Islamists [in Germany] lies at more than 100," Konrad Freiberg, chairman of Germany's main police union, told the Passauer Neue Presse newspaper on Tuesday, adding that about 40 had explosives training. "This is very dangerous for us."
... The head of the BKA Federal Crime Office, Joerg Ziercke, told Tagespiegel newspaper on September 5 that he put the number of militants living in Germany at 400, some of whom had battle experience from Afghanistan.
Police had seen an increase "in travel and attempted travel from members of violence-prone Islamist circles" since 2009 and Germany classified 131 people "as potential instigators" who could carry out attacks "of a considerable magnitude", he said.
... The U.S. State Department issued its warning on Sunday to American citizens to exercise caution while traveling in Europe, while Britain raised its terrorism threat level to "high" from "general" for its citizens traveling particularly in Germany and France. Sweden and Japan issued similar travel advisories on Monday.
... The Eiffel Tower and the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, as well as the Hotel Adlon and Central Station in Berlin topped the list of targets. An official told media that the British royal family has been placed under tight security, according to Fox News.
ZIP OF WEASEL ZIPPERS DOES IT AGAIN: SWIPES JPEG BUT GIVES NO CREDIT!
Your Tax Dollars Hard at Work: National Science Foundation Gives $700K Grant to Theater Company for Play on Global Warming…I LEFT A COMMENT ON THE THREAD FOR THIS WZ POST:
Goracle-approved government propaganda…
HI ZIP – AND CONSERVO: LOOKIE HERE:
NO CREDIT ON THE JPEG.
IT SHOULD GIVE CREDIT TO:
[THAT'S THE EARLIEST USE OF IT I COULD FIND]
VERY TYPICAL OF ZIP AND VERY BAD FORM.
I WILL CROSSPOST THIS COMMENT ON MY BLOG JUST IN CASE ZIP-THE-BAD-LINKER DELETES IT.
HAT TIP "THE BOODGE" WHO - IN MY EARLIER POST CHASTISING ZIP - REMINDED ME ZIP STEALS JPEGS ALL THE TIME.
- ZIPS POLITICS ARE GREAT! THE BLOG IS GREAT! BUT THEY STEAL CRAP ALL THE TIME AND NEVER LINK PROPERLY.
- THE PROPER THING TO DO IS THROW SOMEONE A LINK OR AT LEAST CREDIT.
- WHAT ZIPS DOES IS SWIPE NEARLY THE WHOLE POST AND THEN TOSS OFF A TINY LINK AT THE END - AFTER YOU'VE READ ALL THE JUICY STUFF AND HAVE NO REASON TO USE THE LINK.
ZIP: CHANGE YOUR WAYS!
YAHOO NEWS ON THE DIABOLICAL DESIGN OF THE GROUND ZERO VICTORY MOSQUE, "HOMAGE TO OTHER RELIGIONS"
Instead, they are admitting it, and calling it a tribute?
How long, oh Lord, how long?
From Atlas Shrugs:
Developers release renderings of controversial Park51 community center | The Upshot Yahoo! News (Hat tip J.C. Barile)The developer behind the controversial Park51 Islamic cultural center has released the first official renderings of what the 16-story building will look like when built. The Islamic Center will have a sleek, modern design, and will be covered in hexagonal shapes that resemble a honeycomb.However, as has been the case throughout the controversy surrounding the project, critics are finding other messages in the design plans. Conservative blogger Pam Geller, a leading foe of the project, has denounced the honeycomb design as a representation of "crashing Stars of David," and described the design plan as "diabolically audacious."Other, less polemically-minded critics have interpreted the conceptual plans as a statement on the project's broader interfaith message. Ed Pilkington, a writer for the UK Guardian, contends the structure's Star of David echo is one among several design elements crafted consciously in "homage to other religions"; the overall effect of the drawings, he argues, is to render Park51 "decidedly upbeat and galmorous [sic] building, more festive than threatening." Meanwhile, a Park51 spokesman said through Twitter that the hexagons aren't intended as any sort of reference to the Star of David, but rather come from an Arabic architecture technique called Mashrabiya.
Now the Jewish star is not a Jewish star? More Islamic falsifying of any other religions.Here's the image of the interior:And here's another interior view of the project:(Photos: Soma architecture.)
This is true.
Islamic art, according to Sharia law, may not be representational. Muslims may not draw pictures of human beings, birds, trees, mountains, or anything which is representative of any object in the real world.
So, almost by default, Islam has used geometric design as a platform and inspiration in its artwork.
Now, the problem with claiming that this Ground Zero Mosque design rests wholly within the tradition of the Islamic use of geometric form is this:
Islamic art is, in general, made of symmetrical geometric designs.
The Ground Zero Mosque design, on the other hand, is asymmetrical in nature. It is absolutely un-Islamic in it's aesthetic. It is purposefully Postmodern in style. It is chaotic by design, decadent, asymmetrical, anarchic and debauched in style.
Can anyone gaze at the design and see anything but calculated confusion?
The building looks like a building crumbling, because it is a tribute to two crumbling buildings.
Simple as that.
It is not a tribute to the world's religions. It is a tribute to the dissolution of the primary belief systems of the Judeo-Christian tradition.
And, of course, they threw in the Pentagons for good measure.
The Ground Zero Mosque design is a celebration of a culture in crisis. And, it is important to note, that when we speak of the design, we are speaking only of the facade. This building has a very noteworthy quirk as architecture. That is, it designed in such a way that it's facade is dominant. As it is, we see nothing of the structure underneath.
This is noteworthy, because it corresponds to the Imam Feisal Rauf's stated Mission to the United States. You see, The Imam Rauf's book was originally entitled "A Call To Prayer from the World Trade Center Rubble: Islamic Dawa in the Heart of America."
The facade of the building is meant to convey the same meaning as Rauf's book; Islam will rise out of the rubble of Western Culture. The facade will crumble away, and the reality of Islam will be left standing there for all to see.
This is the closest thing to a Trojan Horse gift the modern world has ever seen.
We would be fools to accept it.
FIVE DAY GOLD CHART SAYS, "THERE'S GONNA BE A JIHADIST ATTACK"
MEMO TO CNN: FIRE SPITZER; HIRE SOON TO BE EX-SENATOR RUSS FEINGOLD
INSTEAD OF CANCELING IT, WHY NOT FIRE SPITZER AND HIRE SOON TO BE EX-SENATOR FEINGOLD.Posted at 8:51 am by Glenn Reynolds
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Hooker-plagued former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, host of new CNN talk show, should not be advising America.
And “decency” advocate Kathleen Parker shouldn’t be doing a show with him, if she means what she says. ...
... Is it “decency,” when you’re helping to give a louse a platform?
PARKER-FEINGOLD HAS A BETTER RING TO IT.
THE SLOGAN/AD CAMPAIGN COULD BE:
EUROPE FACES IT'S COLDEST WINTER IN 1,000 YEARS - SCIENTISTS HAVE TO FIND A REPLACEMENT FOR AGW
Forecasters say this winter could be the coldest Europe has seen in the last 1,000 years.
The change is reportedly connected with the speed of the Gulf Stream, which has shrunk in half in just the last couple of years. Polish scientists say that it means the stream will not be able to compensate for the cold from the Arctic winds. According to them, when the stream is completely stopped, a new Ice Age will begin in Europe.
In order to meet the harsh winter head on, Moscow authorities are drawing up measures to help Muscovites survive the extreme cold.
PhysOrg.com) -- Freshwater is flowing into Earth's oceans in greater amounts every year, a team of researchers has found, thanks to more frequent and extreme storms linked to global warming. All told, 18 percent more water fed into the world's oceans from rivers and melting polar ice sheets in 2006 than in 1994, with an average annual rise of 1.5 percent.
The Virtual Water Project would like to show the world how much freshwater is used to produce selected products— hoping for people to rethink their consumption patterns.
Water is probably one of the most precious resources and vital for everyone’s everyday life. Despite this obvious fact, people use large amounts of water: drinking, cooking and washing, but even more for producing things such as food, paper, cotton clothes, and almost every other physical product.
The water footprint of a person, company or nation is defined as the total volume of freshwater that is used to produce the commodities, goods and services consumed by the person, company or nation.
The idea of the water footprint is quite similar to the ecological footprint, but focussing on the use of water.